Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wedding Update: Stationery and Dresses

Well hello there! It seems like wedding things are picking up faster than I can keep up with! Now that I actually have some physical evidence, I thought I'd share with you some details.

The bridesmaids dresses came in last week and I love them! They've been a bit of a trial, to say the least, but I'm happy with the final result. I won't bore you with all the details of our dress saga, but we ended up ordering from (and being completely thrilled with) the company inweddingdress.com.

The dress originally looked like this...

but we snipped three of the (ginormous!) flowers off to keep things a little more refined and simple. I looooove how they turned out! And they look great on all body types, which is what I was going for, since I have 7 uniquely built bridesmaids. The gray color is absolutely lovely as well.

The girls will carry simple bouquets of white-green hydrangeas, hand-wrapped with gray velvet ribbon. Very vintage simple.

Sorry for the ugly blurring here and there, but it's probably not wise to splash our personal info all over the internet : )

Next up, the stationery. I designed everything myself, which was so much fun! The violets on the invitation are actually vintage illustrations downloaded from vintageprintable.com. I purchased the script font (which I am positively IN LOVE with) from myfonts.com. It's called Nelly Script Flourish, in case you're interested in downloading it too. The vintage-inspired block font is called Ecuyer Dax and the sans serif is Lane Narrow, both from dafont.com (the best free font site, in my humble opinion). Hopefully that helps all you other DYI brides out there!

We were inspired by this and this to line our charcoal gray envelopes with doilies. I'm using a lot of lace motifs in the wedding, and I think the doilies really reflect that, and also help the charcoal pop. My bridesmaids are ROCKSTARS and came over to help me glue and line the envelopes ... no easy task : ) I think they turned out beautifully!

Isn't Sarah's (one of my bffs/bridesmaids) handwriting to die for? She could be a calligrapher!

Well, that's all for now! Do you have any questions? According to my google analytics, my blog is most found through people searching for wedding ideas, so if you're a bride looking for inspiration and I didn't cover everything, please shoot me an email (there's a button to the right). I'd be more than happy to talk details with you!

Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

{live beautifully}

I'm linking to Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage.


  1. Anonymous4/19/2011

    I am beyond thrilled at how the bridesmaid dresses turned out with a little bit of ahem...alteration. It's all too exciting for words!

    Love you, dear one,

  2. Sarah's handwriting is AWESOME! I was going to ask who did your calligraphy - Gorgeous!

  3. Anonymous4/19/2011

    Glad the snipping went well. I like the way they turned out! KG

  4. Anonymous4/19/2011

    I recognized that swirly Zerbs writing a mile a way ;) loving the dresses! I have 2 months and counting to trim/tone!

  5. Anonymous4/20/2011

    It's all absolutely beautiful. Very exiciting.


  6. This is so beautiful. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  7. EEEEK!!! It's all so beautiful and this is just a few of the aspects. Those bridesmaids dresses are to die for, love the grey.

  8. Love love the grey bridesmaids dresses.....so graceful! And the touch of the doily in the envelope too :)

  9. Beautiful dress! Glad everything is coming along great for the big day. Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

  10. Where did you get your wedding invitations printed once you designed them yourself? They look great!

  11. I adore those bridesmaid dresses and have actually been looking at them for my wedding in navy, though.(I'm a Wichita bride too!) The "In A Wedding Dress" website doesn't really have the best description, but I was wondering if you could tell me if that empire waist band is elastic or if the dress has a zipper or what. I can't tell much from the picture or product description.

  12. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.
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