I have finally gotten around to getting my new contact details and business cards in order! I am addicted to moo cards for quick, creative, quality products and the best thing is that they are in both the US and UK! Here is a preview of my new Kazakh identity:
One of the featured trends for Spring ’11 fashion collections has been ice cream colours (like these pieces from Michael Kors, Christopher Kane, Luella and Marios Schwab). These lovely pastel shades make the perfect palette for Spring weddings and can be painted into every aspect, from the dresses and reception decorations to flowers. Have a look at these sweet images!
Having received so much inspiration from all the diy brides out there, I decided to sit down and really get to work making a few bits and bobs for my own big day. Having found all of my great gran’s old costume jewelry I had an “aha!” moment and decided to make my own accessories. The first piece is this multi-strand necklace. It was a bit of a challenge as I seem to be missing one of my small pliers, but overall it seems to have turned out pretty nice! Next on the list is the bracelet!
Whilst Mr T and I benefit from having some budget for a wedding (thanks parents!), this couple really show that imagination and heart really matter on the day. Nothing beats what you make of it yourself! Will this be us soon?…
The current favorite of many is reportage style. These photos are all about spontaneity and capturing moments as they happen. The good side of this is that your photographer may document things you would never have noticed in the haze of the day. The disadvantage is that you might have lots of pictures with your mouth hanging open. Not so great on a day that you are trying very, very hard to exude goddess-like glory.
The next popular choice is what is called contemporary posed. These are spontaneously posed images taken from unexpected persepectives or with quirky details. The benefit is that you will still have images very personal to the day and yet memorable. The disadvantage is that the minute you start controlling and posing images, you lose some of the flavour of the life going on around you. These will also be limited by the spontaneous creativity of yourselves and the photographer.
The traditional choice is formal style with all photos thought out previously. This is great if you want pictures with big groups (like family) that need a bit of corralling and gets things done quickly.
A big fave for many diy weddings are photobooth style pictures (especially since “Amelie” I rekon). These serve a dual purpose of providing quirky images of your guests and giving them some entertainment. The downside is that (obviously) the location for shots is limited to one.
Which would you go for?
Etsy is a goldmine of ideas for wedding planning. Here are a few things I have been looking over recently:
Wedding planning: Before being proposed to I thought this would be nothing but a chamber of horrors. However, having had a few dances around in poofy white dresses and gone to a few venues I have to admit that it’s not so bad. Especially having seen this inspiring couple, I have to say it looks like a fun house! It makes me think that DIY may be possible, despite the fact our current guest list is above the 200 mark. More big sky wedding planning to come!