some very cool designs!
As a busy mom of three little boys, I don’t always have time to do my hair. (Like, never, actually! I try to sneak in sessions with my flatiron while the boys are distracted with a cartoon… IF I have to leave the house. If I don’t, my hair looks like the bus driver from South Park’s… i.e., bird’s nest. Hmm, a bird’s nest headband sounds kind of cute and funny, actually!) I think I need some headband action to disguise my less-than-perfect hair!
Notes from a very red kitchen just hosted a Headband Tutorial Roundup, and there were some super headbands represented!
The roundup was full of inspiration, but this rose and pearl headband by Whitney was one of my favorites. The grey roses are pretty – and grey is such an elegant and unexpected color choice for roses!
This scrappy leather headband by Missie Krissie is super cute, too! I love the texture of the different leathers used for the leaves. I have a few leather garments I’ve purchased at the Goodwill bins ($.99 a pound!) that would work well for this!
Other Headband Resources:
- I loved this Braided Headband tutorial when I saw it a few months ago, by Cakies (shown above)
- Unique rolled felt headband at Blue Cricket Designs
The author details her own nuptials in this week’s feature!
So if you didn’t know, we have started a post that goes up every Saturday (Wedding Day!!) featuring a wedding we have either found on the web that took our breath away or one that was submitted to us (if you want to submit yours, you can do so by clicking HERE, we would loooove to see it). Enough of the shameless plug for this post….. Here’s the wedding you came for: It’s Mine!
It’s not that my wedding took my breath away or anything (I would actually change a lot about it, if I had the chance) but I just wanted to share a wedding and figured maybe you all would like to see mine and my husbands (henceforth known as Movie Star). I think I’ll share Bonnie’s next week if she’ll let me…. wink.. wink. Anyway, we were married at Castle Green in Pasadena, CA. It was a hotel built in 1890 which now houses apartments. It’s vintage to a “T” and the perfect place for Movie Star and I to get hitched. All photographs by Kevin McIntyre.
Movie Star’s favorite time of the year is the fall. He loves the leaves and all the colors. When he shared this with me I said, ” The fall? What’s that? I don’t know what seasons are.” Since I grew up in SoCal, seasons don’t exist. But as he and I have traveled and we have watched seasons change together, Fall has become my favorite as well.
This is my bouquet and boots. These boots were disturbingly vintage. Okay maybe ‘disturbingly’ isn’t the best word, but when I saw them with all their lace and loveliness, chills went up my spine and I just knew I had to have them. No one really knew what they looked like, but I did and they were marvelous.
Instead if the traditional floral centerpieceRead more at inspiringpretty.blogspot.com
Trending Flair and Flavor of Wedding Refreshments!
ontinuing with the edible side of the wedding, we’re moving onto drinks. Although there are some new twists on old favorite drinks, the major change taking place is the drink presentation. Also, as alcoholic drink choices don’t differ much besides signature drinks of the bride and groom, I’ll be dealing with non-alcoholic beverages. As the rest of the wedding turns away from modernism, so do the drinks. The trend is a return to old-fashioned, elegant simplicity. There are numerous ways to do it, but there are a few definitive ways.
The chief differing element which influences trends of drinks is the idea of self-service. Rather than having waiters bustle around guests, couples are opting for the simplicity of making beverages available for guests to serve themselves. With this, pitchers and drink dispensers are becoming more popular. They add a sweet, rustic touch to any wedding.
To add a rustic feel, jars are opted for over glasses. This can also be very sentimental if you are able to get jars with a brand you like or save various jars over time. It’s also the most unpretentious way for your guests to drink. Include jars with your dispensers and you have a sweet, simple yet elegant drink display.
Adding a touch to a drink isn’t new, but these design elements are changing. Instead of a plain straw, a whimsical, colorful detail is added by using striped straws. A flag can add a touch of decor as well as the ever-popular umbrella. A truly natural addition, and my personal favorite, is the use of flowers. Many flowers are edible and can truly enhance a drink’s look and flavor. If a whole flower is too much to you though, use petals. It’s simple, elegant and sweet all in one.
For drinks that aren’t mixed and don’t require a dispenser, such as soda pop, the fad is to make them look as old-fashioned as possible. This is done by using glass bottles and with the most vintage labels possible. To make it even more classic, keep them in a crate or to throw them in a metal tub of ice for an easy grab. A cute vintage feel can be done by adding an old-fashioned bottle opener and straws.
Lastly, the choice of drinks are trending as well. Here the aim is to be as original as possible, while still offering drinks that your guests won’t be timid to try. This is usually done byRead more at inspiringpretty.blogspot.com