Since my wedding planning mantra has become "I will not buy bridal magazines" I've been scouring the web for ideas and inspiration. My google reader is subscribed to approximately 82 different blogs about all things wedding. It's simple this way, when I have a spare minute or two during my day I scan through the new blog posts and star anything of interest. When I get home at the end of the day, I saddle up to my laptop and review. I'm big on images. When I was younger and purchased magazines on a regular basis, I found it cathartic to clip out images that inspired me. I had binders spilling over with clippings and cork boards ready to fall off the wall due to the weight of all of the scraps pinned up.
Life has been simplified and now I just save images to my massive external hard drive, which is littered with folders all titled and organized (insert nerd comment here).
I think I've mentioned that I'm tackling the project of making my own wedding dress, and I have an idea in mind of how I want to design it, but it's the details and the colors that I've yet to nail down.
I'm in full on project mode with the season change and I'm antsy to make some decisions so I can actually get started on this beast. I decided to go through my "Wedding Dress" folder and see what all lived in there. There was a trend:
Good lord! I know I'm a magpie at heart and anything that sparkles grabs my attention, but PINK!?! I think I'm going soft now that I'm a blond. This little block of images wasn't all....
Maybe the dress I made for myself last summer for Brian and Rene's wedding was a premonition:
Ah camera phone pictures...It was a blush/nude/pink satin from a Theory dress I ripped apart into the above little number. The original dress was worn to a wedding several years before.
I think the color might work. My big reason for hesitating on a color is my hair color is influx right now. Naturally a brunette, currently working towards platinum, but not sure how long I'll be able to live with it. The obvious progression is to go bright red next, and then fall back into brunette and finally black. There are over 5 months before the big day, which is a lot of time for change. A pale pink would work with all of the options, I think.
Just as long as I don't end up looking like chewed-up bubble gum, or a blob of cotton candy, this color might be the one.
Row 1 images via Vintageous, Tara LaTour Lindemeier, Giles Spring 2010 RTW via Style.com
Row 2: Maggie Gyllenhall via Style.com, D&G via Net a Porter, Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2010 via Style.com
Row 3: Vogue image via East Side Bride, JCrew, Classic Bride
Row 4: Roksanda Ilincic via Net a Porter, Vera Wang Fall 2010 Bridal via Brides, Shana Faust
Row 5: Jorge Terra via The Sweetest Occasion, Stella McCartney via Net a Porter, Keri Hilson via Marie Claire
Row 6: 3.1 Phillip Lim via Net a Porter, Lanvin Spring 2010 RTW via Style.com, Albino via Yoox
Row 7: Vintageous, 100 Layer Cake, Vintageous