Glitter & Pearls


Great Shoes
January 30, 2011, 12:07 pm
Filed under: If The Shoe Fits

{image a la ruffled blog; via trent bailey photography; jcrew shoes}

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Bird Sanctuary Wedding Venue
January 29, 2011, 6:32 pm
Filed under: All In The Details

Loving the venue, feathers, rich hues – what a great wedding photo shoot.  So editorial!  (I am now going to go decorate my apartment in twigs and feathers.)

From Salt Harbor Designs:

The Brooklyn Arts Center at Saint Andrews is a new venue that recently opened in Wilmington, only a few blocks from the Cape Fear River.  The building is a 122 year old church that was saved from demolition by a builder who has undertaken complete renovation on the space, and it is turning out beautifully.  When Millie Holloman and I decided to do the shoot, we could not wait to use the space.  It is not only full of amazing texture and material, but it is also a space filled with history—architectural, cultural, regional, and spiritual.  A space so full of story creates such a great foundation for shoots and for actual weddings, as well.

When we were choosing a board, we wanted one that spoke to the venue itself.  Naomi’s board was perfect.  Her work has so many layers and meanings, and this board was no different.  To us, it was about sanctuary—the sanctuary that marriage provides for two people—a protected refuge from the world.  But even beyond that, it seemed to speak both to the literal sanctuary that is the main ballroom of the Brooklyn Arts Center and to the architectural sanctuary that exists in this restored historic building.  We wanted to capture these ideas in the pieces of our design, so we focused on things that protect and cover, things that suggest that although the rest of the world may be cold and bitter, there is warmth in the space between two people.

For more gorgeous details, visit Style Me Pretty. {All images a la Millie Holloman Photography}



Pet Rock Escort Cards
January 29, 2011, 3:35 pm
Filed under: All In The Details, DIY

{image a la love & lavender}

Now this is one smart bride.  Escort cards, seating cards and charts, etc. – these are the last minute items on your I’m-Days-Away-From-The-Wedding agenda.  I applaud every bride who pulls together perfect escort cards, because, truth be told, your guest list and seating chart aren’t finalized until the bitter end.  And days before your big day, there is nothing more stressful than gluing fabric pinwheels to vintage tags (thanks hubby – I couldn’t have done it without you!)

But with the above seating chart, all you need is a sharpie and a rock – bad handwriting is encouraged – the cuter the better.  Plus, what a perfect keepsake – everybody needs a pet rock.

And below … pictures of my handwritten (scribbled) escort cards.

{our wedding images a la photography on the road}



A Dr. Seuss Sign-In
January 29, 2011, 2:50 pm
Filed under: All In The Details

This couple used a pop-up “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” as their wedding guest book.  Sweet!

{image a la love and lavender}



Bejeweled Wedding Shoes
January 29, 2011, 2:41 pm
Filed under: If The Shoe Fits

Holy crystal awesomeness.  These bejeweled shoes are real!  Tess Harriss, currently of the UK, hand-crafts these lovely confections over at her Etsy shop:  everlastinglifashion.

From the designer:  My focus lately has been on designing wedding shoes. I thought it was a good idea to offer a service to brides that would allow them to have exactly the perfect shoe for their big day. If they chose the shoe that was comfortable for them in the style that suited their dress, I could transform it into something unique and fabulous they would never find in the shops.




A Wall Of Shoes
January 29, 2011, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Design, DIY, If The Shoe Fits

{image a la because i’m addicted; via the coveted}

Obviously, this work of art was created by a professional, for a professional – designer husband of Jane Keltner de Valle (of Teen Vogue) created this shoe awesomeness.

But perhaps the dream shoe wall is still achievable.  Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted, offered this great DIY shoe closet advice:

Two under $200 routes to consider: bookcases (specifically this one in the color of your liking) and/or wall shelves.



Supertrash LA
January 29, 2011, 11:02 am
Filed under: FASHION

{images a la California Closet; via Supertrash LA}