do this 'do.

I L-O-V-E this bride's hair. Not sure if it would work for me... with my tea-length dress I'd be concerned about interpreting vintage a bit too literally. But I love it on her. Just stunning.

Also, she and her groom obviously have killer taste. The wedding was held at Smog Shoppe, the sister venue of Marvimon. The fabulous details aren't limited to her hairstyle, so go check out the rest of the wedding here! soooooo many pretty pictures.

sweet nothings

ADORE this 1920s-themed wedding that's been melting my heart all day on Once Wed.

il matromonio di giacomo e paola

short dress. black lace. and ITALY.

see more on Little Winter Bride


how swell

I'm daydreaming about baking cupcakes in one of these fabulous frocks from Timeless Vixen Vintage on Etsy. Definitely the very last thing I should even think about spending money on right now, but they are gorgeous and most of them would (just barely) fit. There are even a few that could most certainly pass for a wedding dress. Go take a peeksie.

Almost-husband spotted these on Please Sir, which I'm requiring you to add to your daily reads.



I Can Read, via LittleMiss.


does anyone else feel like this month went by SO FAST?

I feel like I just got back from Colorado, but that was almost 4 weeks ago.

anyhow. I apologize for the complete lack of posts... but I have so much to report so there will be plenty of good ones coming up!

In the past few weeks, we've....
  • set a date for our E-shoot with Sarah (it's exactly one month from today!)
  • started working on our invitations (they are puuuurdy)
  • made our to-do list (massive, but manageable)
  • enjoyed the lovely weather in Laguna Beach
  • MOVED! I'll post pictures soon :)

For now, I'll leave you with this mid-century modern inspired engagement session by RC Jones Photography. I'm really loving it...

via The Wedding Cabaret. See more here.


100th Birthday Parties

If I make it to 100, I'm going to celebrate in style like these people did...

Read about all 15 of these fabulous 100th birthdays here... it will make you smile!

buzzfeed.com via A Cup of Jo


pretty little ruffles

I think this could actually make a really cute wedding dress.

for $68.

from J. Crew.

see it here.

4 Months??


there is still a LOT to do.



Spotted Johanna's insanely gorgeous bouquet on 100 Layer Cake last week and instantly fell in love. I emailed Kate Harrison, the photographer, explaining my obsession with the bouquet and asking if she could send me some more detailed shots of it. She kindly obliged :)

I'm really feelin' it. I think this might be pretty much exactly what I want. Maybe with a deeper purple. Or maybe not. Why is this the one thing I'm so indecisive about?!? sigh.

Heather and Michael's Wedding: Sneak Peek

Just got off the phone with my big sissy. She and her brand new hubby just got back from their honeymoon in Cabo! Apparently it was pretty crazy... they both got stung by a jellyfish and Heather's reaction was so bad that she almost ended up in the ER... but other than that it sounds like they had quite a bit of time to just relax and enjoy being newlyweds.

Heather and Michael "hired" Curt to do all the photography. He took almost 1300 shots so there is still a lot of editing to do... but I thought y'all might enjoy a little sneak peak while you're waiting for the full recap. Enjoy!

I just have to say... how EPIC is that last shot?! I love it.

Complete recaps (and lots of pictures!) coming soon...

10 things that make me happy

1.) Miss TTO (A $10,000 Wedding) finally showed her lovely little face. Their wedding was exquisite. Max's pictures? Perfection, as always.

2.) The abundance of succulents at Vanessa and Doug's wedding, via Snippet & Ink.

I'm thinking we need to put succulents on at least one of the cakes. Maybe a pair of succulents instead of a cake topper? hm. I like.

3.) This ring shot by one of my ultimate photog crushes, The Image is Found

4.) Blue and Orange

In Denver we picked up a yard of fabric pretty similar to the one used for the blanket in that first picture. Boss Vintage is a great place for unique vintage finds if you're ever in the Cherry Creek area... they had a few storage bins full of small bundles of fabric. We'll probably end up using it to make a couple throw pillows for the couch.... that is, once we get a couch :) We're loving these colors set against lots of natural woods and textured, menswear-inspired grays. Obviously I'm getting way too excited about post-wedding nesting.

5.) All the details of Marisa and John's surprise wedding via 100 Layer Cake.

6.) This engagement session at a greenhouse/nursery type place in San Francisco:

Tinywater Photography, via Green Wedding Shoes. See more here and here.

7.) Once Wed's fabulous makeover (and I didn't think it was possible to be more in love with that site...)

8.) Woolly Pockets! These nifty little things helped Miguel and Sherry created the succulent walls/ vertical gardens at Marvimon and Smog Shoppe, and now Miguel is selling them. We're totally using these to spruce up the balcony at our new place.

9.) This inspiration board from Green Wedding Shoes, which is making me ridiculously excited for our E-session at the OC Fair next month!

10.) Good Food and Good Movies. I went to the movies twice in three days (that never happens!) We saw Up on Saturday and The Hangover last night. Seriously, if you don't get a little teary-eyed in the first 15 minutes of Up, then your heart is made of stone. And The Hangover, while quite... uh, raunchy... is full of great laughs. Just make sure your groomsmen don't get too "inspired." As for good food, I'm still stuffed from the fried chicken and biscuits we ate at Honey's Kettle last night. Sweet Baby Jesus it was delicious. But definitely a once-every-6-months kind of thing. Way too fattening. No more till after the wedding.

I would love to hear about 10 things that are making you happy! Share them on your blog!!


I've been Splashed!

Erin Ever After is one of my favorite daily reads, so I was delighted to receive the Splash award from Erin!

Here are the details of being Splashed:

The Splash Award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs. When you receive this award you must:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let your nominees know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you have received your Splash Award.

And here of some of my favorite blogs that I've decided to splash!

Wedding on a Half Dime (I had the pleasure of meeting Kristina in person the other day when she came in to try on dresses! She has a rad sense of style and she also happens to be a photographer, check out her work here...)

A Glimpse of the Girl Next Door

Craft My Bride

Tea and Whimsy

Project: Bride!

Pinwheels and Poprocks Wedding

A Summer Picnic Wedding

Five oh Eight Baldwin

Sarah Elizabeth

If you haven't already, go check out these blogs for some great inspiration!

Our new place

My apologies for the lack of posts recently.... as soon as Curt and I got back from Denver, we went into serious apartment-hunting mode. His lease is up on July first and we really wanted to find a bigger place before the wedding.

But my Craigslist sniping skills paid off and we're moving into this AMAZING apartment in 10 days!! It's in a restored 1950s building on a small, quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac. It's a two-bedroom with huge windows and it feels so open and airy! The building is only 6 units and the rest of the buildings on the street are small ranch homes so it's not a very crowded area. We're so excited to move and start setting up our new place! I won't officially move in until after the wedding but it's nice because we'll have so much time to get things settled before the wedding chaos hits.

Ok, on to the pictures... they're from Craigslist so they're not the best... we'll be posting plenty of good ones once we've moved in...

These guys are also moving on the 15th. Happy moving day!