Monday, December 3, 2007

Beyond the bridal mag . . .

Quite often, it seems as if brides and wedding professionals alike become slaves to the obvious source of reference - bridal magazines (aka wedding porn). Taking a trip down memory lane to when Talia and I were both brides journaling our visions away on the Wedding Channel message boards (heh), I fondly remember how it was a great competition among all of us crazy brides to announce who had first spotted the most recent Martha, Elegant Bride, Southern New England Weddings or Grace Ormond issue at either her own doorstep, Borders or the local supermarket. I think sometimes we get so caught up in what is advertised in front of us that we forget other really terrific resources in which to stumble upon fabulous wedding ideas, such as fashion and decorating magazines.

Believe it or not, it was in fact the December issue of Cottage Living that inspired me to write this post, as I found within it the most adorable winter centerpiece that would look devastating in the best sense at any winter wedding:

Whats more, some of my all-time favorite bouquets were published in every fashionista's most swoonworthy magazine . . .Vogue, which of course obviously also has amazing ideas for shoes and bags.

For some reason I'm having issues putting in multiple photos in entry, but nonetheless the point is the same . . good style is as good style does. Keep your eyes open when reviewing non-wedding related resources. You may just come across something utterly spectacular when you are least expecting it. Even cooler, you'll probably never have a snarkly guest lean over to another at a table and say, "Oh, I saw that at another wedding too. . ."



  1. Thanks for stopping by! It truly is the only proper term for describing the pure gluttony of the industry, no? Of course, I love it all!