Funky Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Theatrical Seeded Invitations

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Wedding Vendors | 0 comments

This is a bit late but last week’s Wedding Charette by TreeSpace Studio features theatrical seeded invitations with a Southern flavor.

From TreeSpace designer Amy:

Andi, an actress and non profit organizer, and Drew, a public defender and musician are both steeped in the performance arts but have a steadfast fondness for the South, where Andi is from and where their wedding will be. Andi shared with me their love for old Southern trees, wildflowers, the Appalachians and bluegrass music and how difficult it was to find invitations that really reflected who they are.

Intrigued? See Amy’s brilliant solution for this invitation design challenge on her blog.

Submit for Illustrated Friday’s Wedding Charette.

15 Creative Ways to Add Something Blue to your Wedding Attire

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Cool Wedding Ideas, Hip Wedding Fashion | 2 comments

As you already know by now, I love to window-shop on Etsy (and would buy everything on there if only I could afford to!). This time, I thought of seeking out handmade items that can help you incorporate “Something Blue” creatively into your wedding attire, and this is for those of you who want to do something a bit more interesting than simply wearing a blue garter around your leg (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but hey, it’s 2010. There are tons of options out there.  ;))

Here now are 15 ways to make a cool blue statement on your wedding day.

1 and 2: Wear a handmade vintage headband and/or sash with blue trim to your vintage wedding.

Bellocq 20s Inspired Headband, $195, and Delia Bridal Sash, $180, from Lo Boheme

3. If your dress is backless, a full back necklace with blue raindrop gems will make a great focal accent.

Precious Rain labradorite and sterling silver full back necklace, $1,500 from noracatherinewedding

4. Instead of carrying a bunch of blue flowers, tote a gorgeous blue handmade bag instead.

Blue botanical handbag, $390, from LittleTown

5. Wear a blue fascinator or headpiece

Blue bridal feather hairpiece headdress – Ocean Garden, $299, from eekdesigns

6. Pin a handmade corsage on to your gown to provide accent and contrast.

Vintage brooch floral corsage, $37, from Annadsouza

7. Rock and roll brides can wear a cool leather cuff with blue accents.

It Snows in the Orient Cuff, $135, from cleowolfus

8. Wear a big  and blue handmade floral headpiece instead of fresh flowers

Starry night hair flower, $115, from Noaki

9. Don a pair of pretty hand-painted peacock shoes

Proud as a Peacock Handpainted Pumps, $198, from norakaren (whose handpainted peacock shoes I already featured before)

10. Wear a sash (or headpiece) with hand-dyed ruffly blue blooms to make a funky, crafty statement

Headband, Sash or Belt, a Versatile Piece with Blue Blooms, $99, from pishposhes

11. A necklace with blue crystals and an antique finish will go well with you vintage wedding theme

Droplet necklace, $98, from Noaki

12. Wear a bold, blue bolero over your white strapless gown

Blue Rose Full Hand Felted Bolero, $200, from TianaCHE

13. Attention vintage brides – here’s a nice blue alternative to the ubiquitous fascinator.

Blue Panama Cloche Hat for Women, $160, from TheMillineryShop

14. Make a subtle blue statement with this aquamarine cocktail ring.

Aquamarine Flower Cluster Oxidized Silver Ring, $165, from petracollection

15. Add a touch of whimsy to a pair of your regular bridal shoes by clipping on some pretty blue floral shoe clips.

Something Blue Fresh Water Pearl Flower Shoe Clips, $22, from TwistedCrystals

Cool love song for the week: Perfect by Fairground Attraction

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Indie Wedding Music | 2 comments

Let me take you back to my high school days with “Perfect“, a cute love song by (the now-defunct) Eddi Reader-fronted Scottish acoustic pop band Fairground Attraction. The song is actually their first single from their debut album “The First of a Million Kisses” and was launched in April 1988. It was an immediate success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart, and won the award for best single at the 1989 BRIT Awards.

Don’t let its seemingly mainstream popularity deter you from using it in your wedding though because it’s an earnestly-sung really sweet and bouncy track that you and your new husband, not to mention your guests, will surely enjoy swaying to. Apart from how beautiful the vocals are, the lyrics are gold too:

It’s got to be perfect
It’s got to be worth it, yeah
Too many people take second best
But I won’t take anything less
It’s got to be, yeah, perfect.

Listen to it here.


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Wedding Dress Alternatives from Fabyan’s 2010 Collection

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Hip Wedding Fashion, Wedding Vendors | 0 comments

Fabyan, the latest brand from the Paris-based bridal boutique Herve Mariage , has a collection of stylish wedding dress alternatives for women who prefer to march to the beat of their own drums. Their 2010 collection consists of short dresses (some in colors other than white) with intricate and far-from-ordinary embellishments, fresh takes on the skirt and blazer look, and lacy, feminine pantsuits that are suitable for wearing to both civil ceremonies and church weddings.

Here are some of my favorites:

Aida by Fabyan

Alisea by Fabyan

Amour by Fabyan

Soul Anais by Fabyan

Amber by Fabyan

Anya by Fabyan

Art by Fabyan

See the entire Fabyan 2010 Collection on Herve Mariage’s minisite.

A Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Invitation

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Wedding Vendors | 0 comments

Invitation for a Great Gatsby Wedding

The TreeSpace Studio’s concept for last week’s wedding charette is an invitation suite that resonates with Great Gatsby inspired glamour.

From designer Amy:

I wanted to design an invitation set that reflects the very classy Erin-and the challenge was to come up with something that incorporated everything she was looking for without being kitschy and is instead understatedly glamorous in an old fashioned way. Gold letterings, lots of glitter and paper shimmer seemed like the obvious and common choice, but the Great Gatsby glamor of the 192os and 3os is in my mind something very fabric-based. Shimmering silks, sequins, studded dresses, feathers….pearls and it would be a huge shame to not try to work this in somehow!

Read the rest of the entry and see what Amy came up with on her sketchbook blog.