An unusual thing has happened to me ... I've found myself at that juncture in life where a lot of people I know are getting married. I mean a lot. I'm constantly forwarding e-mails and ideas and am starting to keep track of images I like for design inspiration and decoration. It's funny, I do a lot of recruiting for my day job, and now I am realizing a lot of those efforts are doubled up with wedding recruiting. And since I have a background in wedding writing I actually really like helping out. I've had the great fortune in talking to Carley Ronaey, Stella Inserra, Donnie Brown and the owners of Kleinfeld Mara Urshel and Ronnie Rothstein ( http://www.bridestelevision.com/). So here's a posting for all you brides to be ...
Check out this bouquet made of brooches.
Unconventional wedding wear from This is Glamorous.
I recommend some really special bubbly and perhaps a special venue for such a merry occasion. The Korbel cellars in Sonoma woudl be an ideal wedding location. Better yet, their store (store.korbel.com) offers premium blends of champagne they dont sell in your local supermarket. These also make for wonderful gifts, as they will ship these anywhere. My mum was kind enough to gift me with 3 beautiful bottles for Christmas. A classy gift that's effortless and always in style.
The cakes are from my favorite cake artist Alexandria Pellegrino ( she makes cupcakes too) http://www.cakeoperaco.com/. Alexandria is very nice too, as I've written her actual fan mail (scary huh) and she responded. The only bummer is she is in Canada, so be prepared to really pay for that indulgence, but of course I'm sure it's worth it.
For gift giving, consider a special box to show off treasures and keep your momentos. For wedding jewelry and inspiration I vote you visit Diane Cook (http://rosa-josies.blogspot.com/) who talks more about wedding jewelry in the upcoming Jewelry Affaire.
Not getting married? I think it's definitely acceptable to shop for accessories and jewelry to wear as a guest. More wedding ideas to come ...