Wedding Wednesday: Time to decorate (and some random fashion notes)

I think I've written about fashion more than I've written about decor in my Wedding Wednesday posts.  I've been keeping a secret.  Between business trips, I've been busy collecting inspiration and thinking about decorative elements.

I actually might have gone a little overboard...

Yes, that's ten lanterns.  I got a great deal.

I might use the lanterns on the aisle for the wedding ceremony and in a few other places around our venue.  Sort of like this (but without the flowers):

Maison Small & Chic is getting a wee big crowded.  The wedding stuff had been limited to the front closet, but it's creeping into the dining alcove.

The random fashion notes?  First, after pouring over options for quite some time, I selected a label for my wedding gown.  It arrived yesterday and as soon as I saw the envelope, I remembered my order.  I ordered my label with my current monogram on it.  I suddenly got a little scared that I was supposed to order the label with my future monogram on it.

Thank goodness for google.  It took a while, but I managed to find reference to the monogram using the maiden initials.  Whew!

Second, it's Bridal Fashion Week.  Spring Bridal Market is usually a bigger deal, but I've been hanging on the Twitter, Facebook, and blog posts of the people in the industry who are there.  If you want to follow along (many of these people are posting pictures as dresses go down the runway), here are a few blogs to watch:

The Wedding Row & Smitten (I met Della when I went to Charleston for my Jorge Manual dress!)
Completely Unveiled (Weddings Unveiled blog)
The Bride's Guide (by Martha Stewart's staff)
Backstage at Style Me Pretty (they only went for the weekend)

I think Wedding Row and Smitten are the MVPs at market for those of us who want information from the shows.   Go check out the Amsale and Romona Keveza posts on those two sites.  They new collections are stunning!


  1. Looked at the Bridal Week entries:  Some of the designers need to know that "scary" is not an adjective most brides are going for.  If some of these models look fat...what hope does that hold for the rest of us.  That said, some of the gowns were stunningly beautiful.

  2. I'm loving those lanterns- what a pretty detail! 

  3. Love the lantern idea and the label WOW I have never heard of this but it is so unique!  You always go the extra length with every project you do..

  4. I recently attended a wedding in DC in the courtyard at the Arts Club of Washington  (Monroe House).  Lanterns were used in a similar way and it was beautiful.  But... my 83 year old dad nearly knocked one lantern down tottering on his cane! 

    Really love your blog.

  5. nice. x

    p.s. I'm having a shabby apple dress giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it out.


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