I don't think I knew about Macarons until fairly recently. I studied abroad in France, and have been to Paris a handful of times, but I didn't really know about Laduree until after I moved back to the States. Last summer, I tried my hand at making my own macarons, and surprisingly they turned out pretty well.
The Tartelette Blog has some fabulous macaron recipes which you can check out here. And how perfect would macarons be for favors or in lieu of wedding cake. (Although, I love me some wedding cake!)
If I were to go back and redo my wedding, I think I'd go the French Country route. First of all, I'm totally obsessed with all things French and have a special place for all things French Country. There's just something about lavender and the simplicity of life that just vibes with me.
So naturally, this morning, while I was perusing Pinterest, I couldn't help but look up French Country and lavender. And thus, this French Country Style Board was born. I can't wait to fill up with week with lovely and delicious French Country wedding ideas.
I've seen my fair share of useless and lame wedding favors. And I think wedding favors tend to get a bad wrap for being less than exciting. However, if I were to attend a wedding and receive a cake ball as a favor, I would be more than excited! It's actually happened before - great wedding, by the way. And being one for tradition, I couldn't just eat the cake ball during the wedding, but I waited until the car ride home.
I'm not sure what it is exactly about the ruffled cake, but there's something just so pretty, yet simple about them. I've seen tutorials on how to do it, but I think I'll leave it up to the pros to ruffle up a wedding cake.
For our wedding, I totally had the idea that I'd pick a dress color and have my bridesmaids choose their own style of dress. Sadly, in spite of my best efforts to give them a choice, they deferred to me. And my idea of bridesmaids with mixed dresses evaporated. It's okay because they still looked fabulous.
I came across this photo on Green Wedding Shoes, and it's the perfect picture of what I had once envisioned.
Typically, I don't much care for black shoes for a wedding, but these are just lovely. And they would definitely work post-wedding for any occasion requiring shoes with a little extra "something".
And I'm just thinking about how instead of buying brand new wedding shoes, you could do this with an already broken in pair of shoes. Breaking in my wedding shoes was a pain, and I ended up wearing flip flops once the ceremony was over!
When it comes to style, I'm definitely more casual than anything. The perfect outfit for me includes yoga pants, flip flops, and a comfortable tank. And if I have to go out with my husband, I'll slip into some jeans and a casual top. I'm not really a fashionista, though I'd admire the women who are. Every now and again, I require a short schooling in fashion designers.
But I do watch Project Runway.
This is a great outfit that would work for an engagement session, especially if you're the casual type like me.
Today and tomorrow will be "rest days" of sorts, since my Sunday and Monday will be packed. Sunday, I'm helping style a session (one of the projects I've been working on!). Monday, I head down to Austin for the day. And crazy me decided it would be a good idea to do a turnaround trip!
I think Polyvore has become one of my new favorite sites on the web. It's been super fun to think up outfit ideas, and I thought it would be perfect for planning an engagement session outfit. Sometimes it's hard to think of what to wear. And the possibilities are almost endless.
Playing around in Polyvore brought me back to the days when I played with paper dolls as a kid. I used to try on all the different fashions. So fun!
I thought I'd start off with a look that perfect for the fashionista, who loves a little bling and ruffles.
I'm ready for the long weekend, are you? It's been an eventful month already and it's only the second day in September. I have some projects in the works and I'm so excited about them. It's true that everything happens for a reason, and in retrospect, I'm so glad that job did not work out.
It's Friday, hooray! And I found this gorgeous seaside tablescape designed by Alchemy Events. Be sure to check out the entire shoot on their blog!
So, it's September. How in the world did that happen. Part of me feels like it should still be the beginning of August. The good news is that the weather will finally start to cool...oh to you know 80 or so. Today's one of those days I really wish I was at the beach.
I love how both of these invitations suites would be perfect for a seaside wedding.