The below 10 unique wedding invites are the reasons why I fell in love with the wonderful world of weddings. The amount of talent and creativity in the wedding industry is seriously freaking amazing. I feel like a kid in a candy store every time.
Last week I shared with you a gorgeous wedding taking place in a Bali resort. Today, I bring you a wedding at a much more modest venue, a simple courthouse.
But as you can see from the photos, love was not any less grand nor any less beautiful. It just goes to show, a swoon-worthy wedding is not necessarily about the venue or even all the glamorous details. All you need is…love.
The story: “We were married at the Seattle Justice Center on a Thursday afternoon. Our wedding was QUIET, which I Ioved. We had dinner at Sutra in Wallingford. It makes me happy to know everyone enjoyed their 4 course vegetarian dinner. Our first dance was basically in an alley down in pioneer square, only the sounds of Seattle in the background.”
“Our wedding was little in numbers, but big in love and happiness.”
*Hitched, a unique showcase of indie wedding vendors, went on without a hitch at the Ace Hotel in Palmsprings end of January (wish I was there!). If you’ve missed it, check out the photos of the event on 100 Layer Cake. These fresh ideas are sure to be hits in 2011 weddings!
*Google, yes that’s right, Google, has launched a new wedding resources area (http://www.google.com/weddings/), complete with free wedding website themes, free invitations templates, and useful wedding planning tools. These resources are definitely handy, but I’m looking forward to more template choices.
What do you think of the news? Did I miss anything?
I think the most inspiring weddings are always the ones that reflect the couple’s unique story, who they are and what brings them together. Mandy’s and Sammy’s bohemian Bali wedding is definitely one of those inspiring weddings.
Mandy is a bohemian artist and Sammy is a surfer. They were married at Bingin, Bali, one of the most beautiful surfing beaches in the world. Every breathtaking moment was captured by the talented photojournalist, Jonas Peterson.
Mandy wore a handmade feather headdress in lieu of a traditional veil, and hemp seashell dress in lieu of the conventional white gown. Both details reflect her worldly and nature loving spirit.
In an interview with Corridor 40, she says, “I really love the cultures with a strong tribal or spiritual element. I get inspired when I see someone draping a sarong in an unusual way, or wearing a special piece of jewelery for cultural reasons. I think this is refreshing, and you can interpret that into the way you dress. I think it’s about self-expressionism, like art.”
If you’re wondering where on earth such a perfect venue exists, wonder no more. The venue is Karma Kandara, a gorgeous Bali resort that is seriously a fantasy wedding destination.
From the lanterns to the wicker bird cages, the natural wedding decor is simply perfection!
The evening ended with Balinese dancing and the bride and groom joining the performance.
Love was definitely in the sea breeze.
This stunning wedding leaves me absolutely smitten by how beautiful love is!
Many thanks to Jonas for sharing Mandy’s and Sammy’s gorgeous seaside wedding. See more beautiful weddings and breathtaking imagery on Jonas’ website/blog.
I have a big announcement to make! At First Swoon is becoming a part of my flagship website, Love Olio, and is being renamed to Swoon.
After much consideration – the two month peternity leave gave me plenty of time to think – I’ve decided to consolidate my two wedding website projects into one. And so, today, I’m happy to announce the launch of Swoon!
Swoon picks up where At First Swoon left off, but with a much stronger focus on creative, unique, and original wedding ideas.
Noel, my husband and confidante, designed the brand new look and feel of Swoon and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished.
I’m super excited to start this new adventure with you!
Darlings, I have finally recovered from being cutefied and officially back! Our little addition to the family is now very well adjusted. And we’re adjusted to him too. Now that we’re both settled in, I’m ready to resume my favorite hobby, blogging about weddings.
It looks brand spanking new, even newer than when I first bought it. All the stains are now gone, the lace is perfectly ironed, and they even packaged it up in a sweet box, making it easy for me to store and preserve my gown for years to come!
If you’d like to have the same attention to detail and wonderful treatment for your wedding dress, I have a wedding gown cleaning and preservation kit, including free shipping both ways, worth $149, to give away to one lucky winner!
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You might have been wondering where I’ve been this past week…I have a small confession: I’ve been cutefied! The huz recently rescued a shih tzu mix for my bday and ever since it’s been all talks about puppies at our home. Here’s the little darling. His name is JJ!
I thought it only fair to share the cuteness with you…
We’re acquainting our puppy to his new home so it’s been much work but all the love is definitely worth it! Checking in to let you know I haven’t fallen off the planet just yet…just cutefied!