with this ring

There are few things left on my wedding to-do list that involve decision making. Other than buying my veil, undies, and a cake cutter, the only thing left to decide on is the ring “pillow”. You know me – I’m always trying to be a little bit different, but I’m too nervous to make a full on statement.

We bought our wedding bands a few weeks ago and they’ve been sitting in my nightstand. Probably not the safest place, but I’m too lazy to lug out the heavy safe from the depths of Ryan’s closet. I keep trying on my ring and wearing it around my apartment because I love it so much. Crazy? Nah.

Rather than having a “pillow” for my adorable nephew to carry down the aisle, I think I want to do something different. I’ve noticed a lot of modern weddings on blogs have the wedding dish with their date or vows engraved. I like the idea of this because I can use it in the future to keep my jewelry in it on my nightstand or vanity.

I also love this DIY version with moss in a simple, modern box. This would be so simple to make, but Ryan prefers something more traditional. Who knew men had opinions on ring pillows?!

Which do you like better?

wedding veil inspiration

There are few movies that I can watch over and over again that can keep my attention. This past weekend I watched Bride Wars for the hundred time, leaving me laughing and crying at all the same parts like clockwork. After having my dress and shoes already picked out (yay!), my next purchase will be my veil. I love love love this veil that Emma wears in the end of the movie! I love the simple cut edge, and how it just simply drapes over her face. Now, where can I find an elbow length version of this beauty?!

purple peep toes

I finally found a pair of wedding shoes that I love! They are Nina “Kyleen” and are unfortunately no longer available.

Originally, I purchased these Badgley Mischka shoes, but had to return them because the heel was way too high and the flower was a bit big. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pair of heels, but they were way too high to be walking around all day. Soooo… I’ve been spending too much time looking for another simple but fun pair of shoes. I found these Nina “Kyleen” shoes by googling “purple peep toe shoes” and looking through every page of the search restults. Crazy, I know.

When I came accross the image, it didn’t have a style name so I had to call Nina’s customer service to get any and all information. After they gave me the style name, I was told that they no longer have this shoe available (of course). Once someone tells me that something isn’t available anymore, it makes me want it even more. (Same thing happened when I first met Ryan! ;) ) Somehow in a shoe miracle, eBay had only one pair left in my size new in the box for only $60 (half their original price). I love that their simple but the little knot detail will peek out from my dress when I walk!

Runners up:

Originally, I liked these Stuart Weitzman shoes but I felt that the heel was a bit too low, and the price was a bit too high.

These rsvp “Hart” shoes were cute, but I felt they looked a bit clunky.

I considered buying this gray shoe from BP at Nordstrom, but felt that the purple was a bit more fun. If these shoes were in purple, I would have been all over them!

I was so excited when I came accross this Nine West shoe, (as seen here) but I think the gray was a bit too light. I probably could have dyed them, but I didn’t want to take that chance.

pencil us in

Pencil Us In Save the Date for Wedding

When looking for save the dates, I really wanted a unique option other than a photo magnet, so I was excited when I saw this featured in an issue of the knot. I loved the general concept but wanted something that was a bit cleaner in aesthetic. We created a template in Photoshop and had them printed at a local letterpress printer. I originally wanted to attach each pencil with glue dots (like in credit card mail offers) so everyone could easily remove the pencil, but because they weren’t tacky enough I ended up using my trusty hot glue gun.

After sharpening about 70 pencils (by hand!) and assembling each save the date, I attached these modern off-centered labels to thick envelopes so the pencil wouldn’t break through. I love the way they came out and I’m so excited that the wedding planning is starting to move along! It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been engaged for ten months, and we have only six until the wedding!