My dear friend Elyce – who was my bridesmaid, got married yesterday; symbolically under a Chuppah. This was their first kiss, a conscious decision to learn how to communicate better throughout their relationship. Tim and Elyce have been together for 6 years. I think they are quite incredible.
Geoff and I have been married about 2 and half years now and marriage is truly excellent… but I can’t say I’ve really gotten over looking at wedding things. I actually enjoyed planning our wedding, despite all the odds (not being very girly etc). It must the whole thing where there is an opportunity to play with colour, creativity and lovely things. Who knows what I’d do if I had to have another go at it (with Geoff naturally).
Anyway since my little sister has just gotten married and I have a few friends with weddings in the pipeline (one of which I will be second photographer, one of which I will be in and doing invites for…) I have decided that I have a wealth of most excellent wedding blogs up my sleeve and wish I’d known about them when I was looking around for vintage/indie/diy/creative/different/non-traditional ideas.
In no particular order:
Once Wed (Just waiting for the pro-photos to submit my sister’s wedding here fingers crossed)
And some beautifully different photographers (where I still think is one of the best places to look for wedding inspiration) – something I wouldn’t mind getting into a bit one day.
Shannon Leith (this link goes to my friend Claire’s wedding…)
I do (sic*) hope these are useful for someone out there.
*sic also could equal sick (which consequently makes me a dag for saying such – yes American friends, look up that word or let me help you… definition here)
I am inspired by the (very lovely herself) Blair, whom I share a bookclub with – she writes lists. So here are some charming ‘shares’ and some things that are pushing good buttons of late.
Bird and Banner – stationers and their blog makes me happy
Sheaf Ephemera – who doesn’t like vintage/old-school things, this person shows them off and consequently has given the internet a catalogue of superb inspiration
Fuck Yes Maps – glorious, glorious maps
The Blog on the Bookshelf – a blog about bookshelves… oh so lovely
Mad Men Cartoons – A Flickr set (I LOVE Mad Men)
The Smiths – pure old-school goodness
David Gray – it’ll never get old, I’m still obsessed
Vampire Weekend – Contra is golden
The Secret History by Donna Tartt – this is one of the best books I have read in a long time, it is totally wonderful with a perfect level of intelligent suspense and disturbing themes. Also a Penguin Classic and our current Bookclub book.
I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty- a terribly enjoyable/frolicking novel that plays with characters and conversation. It doesn’t pursue the greatest depths but it kind of doesn’t need to.
The challenge to listen and to ask
A weekend away with the Soul Survivor team
The fact that playing with words never gets old
Yesterday marked our second wedding anniversary! Time has gone remarkably fast. I love you Geoff.
We can also now recommend the lovely food and atmosphere ofÂ The Mill (Hardware Lane). It was a really great night out.