wedding planner -the beginning
as some of you might have ascertained, i'm getting married. when i started scheming this whole fete up, i envisioned, napa in november. beautiful rich espresso colors, deep grapes, creamy linen, with a bit of olivey-citron thrown in for the joozsh. sun setting over a vineyard with a long farm table covered in greefe's "lichtfield resist" fabric.sfgirlbybay sent me names of great letter press designers, stylecourt sent me some fabulous pictures. she even gave me terminology for what i was trying to achieve, 'sophisticated farmhouse'. and my fabulous friend, landscape designer and blogger, robyn (aka gardenrooms) offered to help with the flowers. first up: 'save the dates' there are a million incredible lines of stationary out there. a million. it's hard to choose. i like the fun, letterpress look. but honestly, a lot of it, is too goofy. (ok, whimsical) normally, i'm the mrs. john l. strong type. but i wanted something a bit more modern, and unconventional. i looked at about 14 different books with letterpress. loved a lot of them. but i was looking for something traditional, enchanting -yet, youthful and hip (like us.) i found exactly what i was looking for with 'louella press' (none of these are the actually pattern i chose, i'll reveal that later) in your face, donkey-painted-like-a-zebra-wearing-a sombrero- mexico.
photo of bridegroom birds: ann wood