Well hello there! It seems like wedding things are picking up faster than I can keep up with! Now that I actually have some physical evidence, I thought I'd share with you some details.
The bridesmaids dresses came in last week and I love them! They've been a bit of a trial, to say the least, but I'm happy with the final result. I won't bore you with all the details of our dress saga, but we ended up ordering from (and being completely thrilled with) the company inweddingdress.com.
The dress originally looked like this...
but we snipped three of the (ginormous!) flowers off to keep things a little more refined and simple. I looooove how they turned out! And they look great on all body types, which is what I was going for, since I have 7 uniquely built bridesmaids. The gray color is absolutely lovely as well.
The girls will carry simple bouquets of white-green hydrangeas, hand-wrapped with gray velvet ribbon. Very vintage simple.
Sorry for the ugly blurring here and there, but it's probably not wise to splash our personal info all over the internet : )
Next up, the stationery. I designed everything myself, which was so much fun! The violets on the invitation are actually vintage illustrations downloaded from vintageprintable.com. I purchased the script font (which I am positively IN LOVE with) from myfonts.com. It's called Nelly Script Flourish, in case you're interested in downloading it too. The vintage-inspired block font is called Ecuyer Dax and the sans serif is Lane Narrow, both from dafont.com (the best free font site, in my humble opinion). Hopefully that helps all you other DYI brides out there!
We were inspired by this and this to line our charcoal gray envelopes with doilies. I'm using a lot of lace motifs in the wedding, and I think the doilies really reflect that, and also help the charcoal pop. My bridesmaids are ROCKSTARS and came over to help me glue and line the envelopes ... no easy task : ) I think they turned out beautifully!
Isn't Sarah's (one of my bffs/bridesmaids) handwriting to die for? She could be a calligrapher!
Well, that's all for now! Do you have any questions? According to my google analytics, my blog is most found through people searching for wedding ideas, so if you're a bride looking for inspiration and I didn't cover everything, please shoot me an email (there's a button to the right). I'd be more than happy to talk details with you!
Have a happy Tuesday everyone!
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