Thursday's Randoms :: Wedding Edition

I loved my wedding hair - my friends Inna and Lauren worked so hard to perfect the messy chignon and Inna spent hours curling, curling and curling some more.  My hair was beautiful and I'm nothing but pleased with the way it looked.  But a year down the road, part of me wishes I had opted to wear it down with loose, flowy curls.  I almost always wear my hair down (except as of late with all this disgusting humidity) so it would have been a little truer to myself.  Oh well.  I can make my hair look like that any day :)

I am in love with the dusty hues of this beautiful bouquet!  It's rustic, it's modern and it's gorgeous.  Wrapped up in raffia or twine, it would make the perfect bridal bouquet, don't you think?

EmersonMade's silk flowers are versatile and gorgeous all at once!  While I opted for a real gardenia in my hair (at my florist's suggestion who told me I would smell great all day long with one in my hair) it might have been easier had I gone the silk route.  We ordered two gardenias because the oils in hair tend to make the flowers droopy a little faster than normal.  Again...oh well.  I enjoyed the smell all day long!

Having your wedding in the forest sounds pretty amazing to me.  Instead of handing out parasols to keep your guests shaded, you could hand out those new insect-repellent fans!  There is so much beauty in the forest - it's incredibly dramatic and would be quite captivating for the occasion.  

I wouldn't change our honeymoon to Italy for anything in the world.  But I do have to say, that if you're planning your honeymoon for directly after your wedding (like the next day) then plan a honeymoon that is nothing but relaxing.  I can't even begin to describe the amount of tiredness that we had to deal with post-wedding.  All I wanted to do was sleep for days!  I'm so glad we waited a month to go on ours; it allowed us to fully bounce back, have an added something to look forward to once the wedding excitement passed and it helped us deal with the jetlag a little better (I am assuming).  I would LOVE to go to Bora Bora sometime in my life and lay on a towel just like the woman in the photo.  


Stephanie @ henry happened August 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

The photos are gorgeous - I love that long, flowy hair too. Totally agree about post-wedding tiredness. I ended up getting sick & spending half the time in bed - and not in a good way.

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} August 4, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

Gorgeous photos! I am yet to be a bride, or a fiance for that matter, but I can see myself being totally torn by all of the amazing wedding options out there!

Bad Joan August 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

These are gorgeous! The wedding in the forest is absolutely amazing!!


Mandy Crandell August 4, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

Beautiful! I love wedding images. I just don't want to photograph them anymore or have one myself. Is that strange?!/MandyCrandell

Julie {love, julie} August 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

Planning my own wedding I love seeing what people would have done if they could redo their weddings, it gives me so much info!

I love bora bora, we are thinking about that for our honeymoon since we went to Italy after our graduation from college together!

birdie to be August 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

So so pretty! And Italy?! That sounds amazing!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. August 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM  

ooo bora bora does sound fantastic! we're going to take a few days to recoup before we go on our european vacation...bc i KNOW h will want to be running around the city the whole time. he doesn't get the importance of naps! i love the flowers you picked out :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

marissa at the boot August 4, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

everything in this post is spectacular! i love flowing waves, but i know when my day comes i will want it up to avoid frizzy crazyness. and the flower is so simple and precious. i would lvoe to go anywhere tropical too - and relx the whole time under white mosquito nets and on hammocks! mm!

Leslie August 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

All of the pictures are so beautiful! I love the picture of the outdoor wedding. My husband and I spent a few days recovering from our wedding before we embarked on our honeymoon to the Outer Banks, and it was a great decision! There's just so much to wrap up and deal with after the wedding is over.

{The Perfect Palette} August 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

the photo of that bride is stunning! Off to pin it on pinterest!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Tamra {walkswithBella} August 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

That outdoor wedding image is absolutely dreamy. WOW. If I were to have another wedding with my husband I would want it to be outside with that type of feel.

Amber Blue Bird August 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

i feel like yu should be a wedding planner. You seem to really enjoy creating visions for new weddings.

la petite coquine August 4, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

I'm completely smitten with this-you made my morning with all this pretty! Nestldown is one of my favorite spots, and I can't resist loose, gorgeous hair (or Jose Villa photos)!

Punctuation Mark August 4, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

beautiful images... love the last one!!!

Krystal August 4, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

i so wish i could get married again..

katie August 4, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

ohh man Bora Bora is my dream vacation! i'd love to honeymoon there!

Tang August 4, 2011 at 4:59 PM  

I saved that exact image for my wedding! I would love to find a tree filled space like that for my ceremony!

Holly August 4, 2011 at 5:19 PM  

good tips! glad i planned a relaxing honeymoon then!

Stephanie August 4, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

We left the Monday after our wedding for Hawaii & did nothing but relax! It was great & I wish I was still there!

ChinkyGirLMeL August 4, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

I will definitely keep these in mind, especially about when to have the honeymoon. My friend was telling me the same thing, they left for their honeymoon the night after their wedding and they didn't enjoy it as much as they wanted to because for one they were adjusting to the time zone and second they needed more sleep. One month after the wedding is probably the best time for a honeymoon

Anonymous,  August 4, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

GORGEOUS! I'm a sucker for any wedding post!

Huckleberry Creative August 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM  

Ah this post is amazing. I love EmersonMade's work and a wedding in the forest sounds perfect!

Michelle {lovely little things} August 4, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

Glad the zucchini-lemon-goat cheese pizza went over well!

Bud and Leo August 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM  

Love the picture of the alter at the end! Gorg!

Farmchick August 4, 2011 at 7:20 PM  

That wedding in the forest looks gorgeous!

Bonnie August 4, 2011 at 7:50 PM  

Your hair is gorgeous.
These pictures are phenomenal.
I am totally planning to rock the long, flowing hair at my wedding next year. It's just such a romantic look!
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Johanna August 4, 2011 at 8:03 PM  

Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to go to Bora Bora and this picture just seals the deal again. Love this week's posts!

colleen August 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM  

i am all about bora bora or the maldives for a future honeymoon. it just looks out of this world.

Fashion Translated August 4, 2011 at 8:49 PM  

Wow, i love the pic with the wedding among the forest. Stunning!

Fashion Translated

milk tea + polkadots August 4, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

Thanks for your sweet comment! offense taken! Happy anniversary!

Kristin August 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM  

So much gorgeous inspiration. I loooooove the hair!

annelise August 4, 2011 at 10:34 PM  

I'm in no position to be talking about weddings or anything but I imagine when the time comes around, the internet would have a plethora of inspiration. There are so many beautiful images out there.

Italy is the perfect destination, honeymoon or otherwise!

jos xx August 5, 2011 at 7:01 AM  

wow everything in these pictures looks so perfect!!!!!!!

jos xx

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} August 5, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

That outdoor wedding is money! Really beautiful and so intimate. One of my best friends recently got married and had was so gorgeous and made for great pics!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} August 6, 2011 at 4:38 PM  

Such good advice! I really can't wait to get married. Of course, the guy I'm marrying will be the most important part, but I love any reason to get together with friends and throw a gorgeous party.

kimbirdy August 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM  

haha, yes! we left on our honeymoon at midnight the night after our wedding. we intentionally gave ourselves a full day at home to clean up and pack after the wedding, and thought we were so smart. ha! the day before our wedding it suddenly dawned on us that we were leaving for the other side of the world {thailand} in two days and we hadn't given ANY thought to what we would need to bring or accomplish in order to get ready for that. everything worked out of course, but i would totally have loved a couple more days in between the two events for the sake of our sanity.

The Franglaise August 16, 2011 at 3:26 PM  

Thanks for sharing all these details of your wedding. I just looked through your wedding post from last year... you guys had a magical day. the photos are amazing! happy anniversary AGAIN! x

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