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I’ve seen pictures of this wedding over and over at Snippet and Ink, Little Lovables and  Polka Dot Bride, but it never ceases to amaze me..

There are many reasons for that.

First off, Ebony is the quintessential timeless beauty of the 30s.

But Ebony also is very graceful… If you don’t believe me, look at the style with which she puts her earrings on:

or the way she goes through the garden

On top of that, she has an incredible sense for color- and style-matching (she is an illustrator, and you can tell!). She has made most of the decorations by herself.. for example:

I love the description you can find here of the reasons behind the various choices that Ebony took!!

So all right I love vintage weddings…. however I wish for more and more weddings to have the sense of style, cohesion and harmonious beauty than this one had, whatever the style they have. Too often one can find the invitations that don’t match the decor, the gown that doesn’t match the tablescape, the flowers that don’t match the make-up. C’mon girls and guys in the industry, a little more style and sense of beauty would benefit everybody, your pocket included!

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Italians say CVD to mean Come Volevasi Dimostrare, ie “end of proof”. I’m saying it about myself… I’ve just read a recap of the 2010 wedding trends, and I think I’m going to break for sure 8 out them, possibly more — how’s that for thinking with one’s head? I haven’t done it on purpose it just happened… I’m not evil it’s just how they draw me 🙂

Let’s start analyzing them one at a time…

“2010 is the year to bring out the color!  Bold has risen above the white and pastels even for spring and summer weddings”

All right this is easy, it has always been an “all-white” wedding: off-white/ivory, light pink, platinum, powder almond.

 

“It’s no less expensive to hold your wedding at a private home than it is to rent a reception location”

This one is easy to break too… it’s a destination wedding in an Irish castle 🙂

“Fondant is quickly becoming an old fad”

Too bad… I had just decided for the raspberry chocolate fondant and I’m not going to change it!

“A special thank you as an appreciation for your guests attendance is even more important in our economic times”

No favors here!

” Couples and guests alike enjoy the feeling of incorporating “green” into the wedding.  Not just with favors, but with food, decor and natural flowers as well”

Yeah right, how is cutting flowers green? Anyway, given that I’ll have only bouquets and petals and no other flowers, together with organic food this one I’m not breaking it.

“Real flowers are still the trend in today’s wedding.  The look, the feel, the fragance just can’t be beat!”

Stink like a funeral home to me!

“Technology continues to grow and with the popularity of HD TV, it only makes sense to purchase your wedding video in HD.  If you haven’t upgraded to HD yet, talk to your videographer and make arrangements to shoot in HD anyway.  Have them include not only the HD Blu Ray for when you do upgrade, but also a standard DVD for you to view now.”

Say what? I don’t know what you’re talking about 😉

“Gowns are flowing and light in 2010”

Yeah right mine is Alencon lace AHAHAH

“Veils are back in 2010”

IF I’ll have it, it will be a mantilla. Either that one or a fascinator.

“it is becoming increasingly popular for couples to have a very special dance that will wow their guests”

Good for them. We HATE IT 😉

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…I hate chair covers! I find them to be tacky, cheap, and – ultimately – something that only Trimalchio (and some assorted modern nouveau riche) could use and at the same time think it’s a classy act. In other was, somebody who doesn’t have taste or class and resort to “pick it up” from some magazines and opinion leader (think with your brain, brides! Not your mom’s, not your wedding  planner’s, YOURS).

Granted, despite the fact that chair covers rarely look good (especially the satin white ones), they definitely are useful and a good thing to do if the chairs you absolutely have to use are in foldable plastic. However…

Please please please consider renting nicer chairs instead.

If you don’t believe me, compare the first picture:

From Quality Chair Covers

with the second:

From Chiavari Chair Rentals

remember that there are two philosophies about weddings:
1) having a huge amount of guests, then feed them cr@p full of preservatives, food dyes, etc, give them useless favors, and pay for lots of pre-wedding parties, dinners and whatever
OR
2) having only the people you really care about and pamper them with better food and decor, cut on waste of time and meaningless “mandatory” celebrations, and – especially – have at least 10 minutes during the reception for everyone of them because people aren’t numbers and shouldn’t be treated as such!

Remember, who you are shines through your behavior. If you settle for cheap stuff and compromises, that’s what you get out of people because it’s your actions – not what you fool them into believing – that impact your reputation.

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It’s really cute to see a couple who thinks out of the box, even for a vintage glam wedding…. so here’s Tiphany and Jamie Part I and Part II via The Bride’s Cafe.

It’s always cute to see the bridesmaid’s dresses to actually look similar to the bride’s….

and I’m well-aware it’s a major pet-peeve of mine, but I hate it when the cut, color and fabric of the bridal party is totally different from the bride’s.

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