Archive | July, 2011

baubles: wedding earrings

26 Jul

My best friend married one of the most fun/selfless/loving/handsome/Christ-like people I know, besides herself. Really – they are one good looking couple (who should move to Charleston). So when she asked me to make the bridesmaids earrings I jumped at the chance. I love to create as a gift for others. As a designer, the challenge and excitement revolves around translating the vision of the client into a product that captures the feel and aesthetic they desire. Jess is one of the most easy-going people I know. Take the wedding day for instance – we ventured out to take pictures only to discover that all of the flowers were at the church. We were not at the church. She never let it phase her. She’s awesome. And I knew she had complete confidence in the outcome of the earrings. So she let me loose – and that’s even more fun to have free reign to create.

I used similar elements in each pair of earrings but varied the style for each girl. Gold. Coin pearls. and Pale-green gemstones complemented our navy dresses.

cookies: white wedding

18 Jul

A few weekends ago I packed up and headed south to Jacksonville for a bachelorette weekend. Most important item stowed away in the backseat, you ask? Cookies (shocking I know). Beautifully iced and hand-piped for the bride-to-be. What better way to make absolutely sure that we all fit into our respective dresses than with cake and dress themed cookies? I mean, they are white and bridal and should only enhance our feminine figures…

Let’s be real honest for a minute. Diets are dumb. You think a wedding will be that prized occasion to miraculously derail your sweets addiction to Kaminsky’s Tollhouse Cookie Pie or your unhealthy attachment to all those fantastically photographed fancy foods you stalk on blogs, to have those toned arms you always wanted. It’s not. Sometimes its stressful, more times than not you stuff your face with engagement party libations and wedding shower finger foods (dipping vegetables in ranch does not, in fact, count as “watching what you eat”). So I say order a bigger dress size. Eat what you want. Ok, don’t go that far. But seriously, if the wedding industry knew what was up they would falsely size those bridesmaid’s dresses.

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