Dress and photo from Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2009 via one of my favorite blogs: Something Old, Something New.
I especially love that it has small pieces of russian veil attached to it. This would be perfect if I decide not to wear a veil at the ceremony, or at least something to add to my hairstyle after the ceremony. I think it'd be a really subtle way to change my look for the reception!
Three separate cakes on a garden cake stand, with lots of buttercream flowers and swagging. Good thing I didn't get married back then.
Now that I'm old and boring, I want a simple wedding cake. Maybe because my mom has to make it and I don't want her to have to spend hours and hours making flowers out of icing. Or maybe because I have more modern taste now and prefer clean lines and not a lot of extra "stuff". Forgive me for the kindergarten drawing skills, but I was imagining what type of cake I'd like to have for the wedding, and rather than spend hours searching for a picture of what I was thinking of, I figured it would be quicker to draw it instead.
A stacked cake with white fondant and fondant pearl trim topped with hydrangeas. Preferably on a pedestal stand, although my mom might kill me because she thinks cakes are going to tip over when they're on a pedestal. With some sort of monogram on the top or possibly in icing on one of the tiers. What do you think, cute or boring?
Cake photo by Wilton from Cakes 'N Things. Drawing is my own.
Anyway, I wanted to post some pictures of the church we'll be getting married at. It's called Immaculate Conception Church, located on the North side of IM. It's the church I have gone to my whole life. They just put new landscaping in around the church, it should be great for pictures at our wedding! Actually it's part of the reason Shari decided she wanted to photograph our wedding (thanks Shari!).
These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, but since then they've finished adding the rock and grass in the gardens and they are in the process of planting flowers. Won't it be pretty for the wedding?
Photos by Chris Lebo aka Sweet Leebs.
Do you guys have any other ideas of where to have the reception? I'm looking for a big open space. I never thought it would be this difficult to find one! I'm tempted to quit my job, move home, and build a reception hall in IM. That could be fun, right?
This blog will also help me to get some input from my bridesmaids, who are currently spread out all over the place! They will probably be the only ones who end up reading this anyway, and most likely not because they want to. Love you girls :)
So I have a few things going on with the wedding plans right now that are probably noteworthy, but this first one is the thing I have been pondering the longest. What color scheme should I use for the wedding? I've been going back and forth between a few different combinations, but I keep coming back to the same one.
A greenish blue, a pinkish purple, and very light green. What do you think?
I'd like to have colors that are interesting and original.I don't want anything trendy. I don't want anything that I'll look back on in 20 years and regret not choosing something more classic like black and white. I realize wedding colors aren't the most important decision I'll have to make in the next year, but they do set the tone for everything else that has to be done. Dresses, invitations, decorations, and favors all have to coordinate. I find myself wanting to get other things done but I keep coming back to this same issue every time! So bridesmaids, please help me to decide :)