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.