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a little wednesday wedding inspiration.

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted! And as I go through the wedding planning process, I realize I really need a spot to get down some of my inspiration. I have an inspiration book filled with my magazine finds, but as far as my online finds go, I can’t possibly print everything out. It would likely get annoying to our readers to post everything on We are not Martha. And every time I post anything wedding-related on tumblr, I lose about 3 followers.

I can safely say we have not made one single wedding decision, except for the fact that we know we want to get married to each other. Which is the most important decision, anyway. We really want to get our venue and date down before moving on to more decisions and I think we’re close. We’ve looked at a few spots in Boston and have a few more this week. I think we just need to realize that no one venue is going to have EVERYTHING we want. And that our wedding is going to be beautiful and amazing and fun no matter what. I mean, we already know that, but still. It’s a big, very expensive decision. (hold me).

My sister already declared the fact that she doesn’t want to wear a yellow dress, but if it’s this beautiful would she really turn it down?? And can someone PLEASE tell me where these dresses are from? Or where I can find some like it?

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(Courtesy of StyleMePretty)

If you know me, this will come as no surprise to you… While perusing the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, I decided to pick out my very favorite dress in the whole magazine. I found it, swooned, and then realized… It’s a dress from a Disney collection. Uh. I mean, there’s really nothing wrong with that, right? Doesn’t every girl dream of being a Disney princess? And it’s not like anybody would know. It’s not like it says Disney on the front. So, whatever, I’m using it as some wedding dress inspiration:

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(Courtesy of Alfred Angelo)

Where I can, I’m sure I’ll be scouring Etsy for some wedding finds. I love the idea of having unique touches made by real people we can support. Of course, I know nothing about how I’ll be wearing my hair for the big day. But I do know I want to wear some kind of headband. Here are a few of my Etsy faves:

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(From Lo Boheme, $155)

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(From Bridal Blooms, $59.97)

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(From Lucia Bella, $35.00)

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(From Tessa Kim, $74.00)

I love that last bride’s hair, too!!

I’m obviously a shoe girl. And though I KNOW it’s smart to wear flat, comfy shoes for your wedding, I’m not going to feel like a true bride without a pair of pretty heels. Of course, Chris isn’t super tall, so I won’t go with anything too high… And I’ll probably get a pair of pretty flats for the reception if need be. Here are some of my favorite shoes I’ve spotted thus far:

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(MaxStudio, $79.72)

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(Stuart Weitzman, $375)

For the reception:

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(Steve Madden, $79.95)

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(Calvin Klein, $83.30)

See? Isn’t wedding planning fun? Minus all the expensive, major decisions, of course! Luckily, we’re enjoying it so far and just working to to make it the best wedding possible for US. And I’m also pretty lucky my best friend is incredibly creative and artistic and I’m sure will be offering a lot of inspiration to us once we decide on a venue :)

More wedding inspiration will be coming soon!!

7 Responses to “a little wednesday wedding inspiration.”

  1. Jill Says:

    Gah, I’m swooning!! Cannot wait for your wedding so I can see the photos and then copy all your ideas. LOL. Just kidding. Kind of!

  2. Skinnybean Says:

    Please let me know if you figure out where those yellow dresses are from! I want one for myself! I love all the headbands. Pretty!!

  3. Micah Leaper Says:

    Interesting read. Cheers for that.

  4. Colleen Says:

    Ahh I’ve only just started thinking about all of this — it’s exciting and intimidating! That yellow dress is beautiful!

  5. Gooseberried Says:

    I love those Calvin Klein sandals! Wedding planning has been crazy for me. It’s fun but too expensive.

  6. Susan Says:

    Keep the wedding posts coming! I want to live vicariously through you over the next several months. And I love all of those shoes.

  7. Chels Says:

    oh, that’s me! w00t!!! although i already know a lot of this information since we’ve spent hours talking about, i do quite enjoy reading about them on ELABG (never typed your blog name like that, hehe!). Keep ‘em coming! And I’ll continue spamming your inbox with ideas as I come across them :x can’t wait for the BIG day. will be the best day of 2012!!!

    xoxo

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