So Truly & I are currently in a funny place, time wise, regarding the need to send out our Thank You notes for our wedding, & running into the holiday season, aka Christmas cards! In truth, we did get married at the end of this past August, so perhaps this makes us already behind on our Thank You's, but I do know couples that actually didnt send anything for a full year, reserving to send more of a One Year Anniversary Thank You Update. So, are we late/lazy, running about on time, who knows! I suppose in truth its subjective. I am sure there is some golden etiquette rule book somewhere, but I feel we all should have the freedom to make it all our own. Just as long as the Thank You's do indeed go out mind you! Feel free to yell at me for my lack of strict etiquette enforcement
Paper. Indeed it is the traditional gift for your first wedding anniversary, however it plays a very important role leading up to & even during the wedding. From Save The Dates & Invitations, to Ceremony Programs, Thank You Cards & so much more. There are a multitude of options to aid in your wedding paper needs. From pick & customize sites, to freelance designers, even large stationary design houses. The options can be almost over whelming at times.
What a way to kick off the week! I am completely captivated & excited to share this wedding! There is nothing I love more then imagery that without a doubt not only visually shows how emotionally charged a wedding is, but how incredibly fun it was too! Carrie Spindler & Devon Jaffier were married on August 13, 2011 in Rye, NY. As with most brides, Carrie had a specific vision in mind for her wedding, & from the very start sophistication was its name.
Last summer I had the pleasure of being in my best friend's wedding. You may have seen the post about the saucy American who married the Brit in Italy, well thats my girl! Her wedding dress was designer by the ever amazing Italian wedding dress designer Atelier Aimee. I had the pleasure of getting to go to their showroom while in Milan for Sarah's final fitting. When I walked into the showroom, to be perfectly honest, my jaw dropped. The amount of utterly amazing, lovely, couture gowns filled my head almost knocking me dizzy! I quickly noted something that completely caught me off guard however. Black wedding dresses! I was in shock to be honest! Accents of color sure, but black wedding dresses?! After I came down from my initial shock, I began to realize how unbelievable gorgeous they were. Europeans, specifically Italians feel free and comfortable to alter the traditional image of a wedding. Allowing that perhaps wedding dresses can be more then a simple white dress. The use of black as much more then a strong accent color, or even the complete color of the dress was something that completely changed my view of a wedding dress. I find them romantic, enchanting, & sexy even. There is something about them that reflects the wearer & speaks to who they truly are. I love that more designers are jumping on this trend & I look forward to seeing brides donning these amazing dresses & stepping outside the lines of the traditional wedding.