Weekly Roundup #1

I recently commented on Life Be Delicious blog's Wordless Wednesday, saying how much I loved the whole concept. She commented back that she co-opted it from a few other blogs. Why reinvent the wheel, she asked. Indeed!

So in the spirit of the ever inspiring Snippet and Ink, The Knotty Bride, and others who do a weekly roundup, I bring you my first! Mostly comprised of my favorite bookmarked posts and sites from the week. To see more of my bookmarks, or to subscribe to my newest bookmarks, visit my Delicious page.

 

Guest Post: Wedding Gown Colors

Bride's Book Blog Logo

I have written my weekly Guest Post on The Bride's Book Blog. There's also lots of lovely colored wedding gowns! Wearing White is a Choice, So Is Wearing Color

pale green wedding gown
Dreamy Pale Green Wedding Gown from Vera

 

Mountain Girls

Mountain Bride and Groom
Image from A Mountain Bride

There are so many reasons why I can't stop thinking about Tiffany's (from A Bride on Purpose) wedding. She had everything I think is super cool. Home-grown flowers, burlap runners on white linens, a beautiful mountain backdrop, and bridesmaids on dirt bikes. How freaking cool is that? 

Jes (from A Mountain Bride) got married a few weeks ago and has marshaled her blogger sisters to deliver some incredible look at real weddings and serve up some fantastic hindsight advice! If you haven't been following, make sure to do so soon. Not only does Jes have some of the best mountain girl inspiration, she also has posted an incredible planning journey. Check it out!

 

Photography Backup Fail!

Eastside Bride photo booth
Image from EastSide Bride

The Eastside Bride has been delivered the heart rending news that her professional photographer has lost her reception photos. WHAT THE [email protected]#$ !!!!!!!

I think reception photos are the hardest to lose. You can always do a bridal, TTD, or anniversary shoot with your husband, but you will never have all those people together under those exact circumstances again. :'(

I am so so sad for her. The discussion is a good one and well worth the time to read.Of note, the professional photographer behind Peonies and Polaroids writes:

"Yes, hard drive accidents happen, to everyone, even professionals BUT THAT'S WHY YOU MAKE COPIES OF THE ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED FILES ON TWO SEPARATE COMPUTERS AND TWO EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES, ONE OF WHICH LIVES IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT BUILDING TO THE OTHER. AND WHY YOU DON'T WIPE YOUR MEMORY CARDS UNTIL THE COPIES ARE MADE. For Fuck sake."

Some Hindsight advice is in order. It might behoove you to ask your professional photographer what her or his process is for backing up images and what their policy is for lost or ruined pictures.

 

DIY Roundups

little boy holding a yellow pendant
Image from Martha

Martha Stewart and Austin Wedding Blog had some great DIY round ups this week. Martha has a whole bunch of downloadable templates, including tags, labels, packaging, and stationary.

Rosemary Favor Jars
Image from 100 Layer Cake via Austin Wedding Blog

Austin Wedding Blog has done the dirty work of surfing the web and finding the best of the best DIY projects. 43 to be exact. Pulling from such heavy hitters at 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Paper Divas, and Broke-Ass Bride, you will find everything from Rosemary Favor Jars to a Vintage Brooch Necklace.

 

Other Stuff I'm Lovin'

French Macaroons
Pistachio French Macaroons from Emmaline Bride

 

Cake toppers
Kitschy and Cute Cake toppers from Broke-Ass Bride

 

rustic wedding chapel
Real Rustic Wedding from BonafideBride

 

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