Options, options, options. Today’s bride and bridesmaids have more options than ever, even super comfy shoes that will last the entire day. I LOVE converse and apparently so do some other peoples. Here some of my favorites…
Coordinating Shoes, soo 2011!
Or if Tom’s are more your flavor! Check these out. Tom’s just released a wedding line and it’s just perfect. One pair for you, one pair for a kid in Sudan…one pair for your future hubby, one pair for the kiddo in Cuba.
PS For all image sources check out the Shoes Board on Pinterest.
I had previously mentioned trying to do friend inspired wedding stylings back in the day. The original idea was to have one every Friday, but seriously, life has this tendency of getting in the way. It's funny how that happens, huh. This has been in the making for a long time now, so I figured I'd go ahead and get it done so I have no excuses to start the others!
When the first couple posts started being viewed, a few friends emailed me inspiration weddings they liked. Actually, some were weddings, some were dresses and some were just colors. The funny thing is, none of these said friends are engaged. It's reminiscent of sitting in my college dorm and picking out wedding colors and all the different styles we'd have depending on the season. What, you didn't do that?
Marcella was the first one to send along a blog entry wedding from Green Wedding Shoes. So here we go!
The Inspiration Wedding
She had named a few key words as to what she had in mind as far as a venue was concerned. Throwing all these instructions (and towns provided) out the window I settled on a little ole mansion in Austin. Note: She went to school in Austin and it's the home of our Austin City Limits adventures. It would make for a fun weekend if I do say so myself.
The Venue: Barr Mansion
Now for the fun part, the bridesmaids. I sent her an option of 3 colors, all neutralish (due to her inspiration). She picked a light lavender, but I thought I'd mix in the greys and blushes that were the other options.
Above are the dresses from the inspiration shots she provided me. I figured if she didn't want to copy exactly, I could also see her going the more traditional route in something classic below.
The accessories might not be quite on par, but I could see her wearing ridiculously fun shoes with jewelry with some sort of family sentiment to the pieces. A girl's got to have the something borrowed!
Just for fun, the first dance would be to a little Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat...
Back in the begining of march I recieved two similar emails within the same week. Each was forwarded from a friend. One being forwarded on behalf of her coworker, and one on behalf of her boyfriend. Both of these supportive fellas wanted me to enter a sketch in the Washington Post's Royal Wedding Dress contest. After the first email, I looked up the rules, thought it'd be fun but didn't think much else of it. After the second email I was like hmmm maybe I should actually just do it for fun. Seeing as my resolution for 2011 is to make it the year of actions and follow through, maybe this could be my first step. After a week of deadlines at work, and the sketch deadline fast approaching I decided to submitt whatever I could get done. This is what was produced...
I (not being well versed in royal wedding edicate) did not realize it's tradition for the bride to wear long sleeves...oops? C'est la vie!
The idea was to have a cap sleeve lace over coat to wear over a sleevless (once again, oops) gown for the ceramony. For the reception, the crazy veil and coat could be shed to make getting down with her badself easier (aka dancing...she looks like she's the type to be the first one on the floor). I didn't really think about actually explaining myself/ideas on the drawing itself, details details.
What am I getting at here, right? Well my top sketch (with the coat, because I also didn't think about putting them all on the same sheet) made it into the top 5 of the contest! This means the public (you all...mostly friends and family) get to vote for your favorite design! (cough cough, mine!)
Ok, I will not begrudge you if you pick the one in color. It is well drawn, clean and portrays the design in a very professional manor, BUT if you want to be my friend then...you know what to do! (I'm shameless.)