Monday, February 28, 2011

{shoot} southern vintage

i’m so elated that jimmy bishop of {gideon photography} was kind enough to share his gorgeous southern vintage shoot with us. inspired by vintage and americana elements, jimmy along with some amazing vendors created this jaw dropping goodness. 
to see more of this shoot visit jimmy's blog {here}

photography gideonphoto.com} | design {forevermoreevents.com}


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Friday, February 25, 2011

{friday faves} oversize hair bows

happy friday friends!!
  you should know by now that i have a slight weakness for bows and i came across my newest bow obsession while browsing through pinterest.
 oversize hair bows!! just look at them aren't they such a fun alternative to veils. 

if you have your heart set on wearing a veil on your wedding day, you can easily wear them for your engagement shoot or rehearsal dinner. 
 are you a fan too?

{p.s}
you have one more week to enter...


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

{#137} oscar gold

{colors} bronze, gold, ivory, navy
{description} here is a little oscars inspiration complete with stars and sparkles. i have a feeling that this weekend everyone will be buzzing about the academy awards. will you be watching? who do you think will win best picture?
{photos} wedding dress {bhldn} cake {martha stewart wedding} heels, gourmet popcorn {wedding wire} gold stars {house of bliss} menu {scott clark photo & robert wagner} sequin dresses {we heart it} champagne {dress design decor} golden bouquet {martha stewart weddings}

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{real wedding} dani + nelson

i’m totally smitten with dani and nelson’s wedding. this amazing couple met while teaching in new hampshire and started the eco school an environmental education organization to improve the accessibility and quality of sustainability education.  the photos, by {oh, darling!} capture all the beauty of their outdoor wedding held at the indian head summer camp in pennsylvania a few months back.  


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

{cakes} ombre wedding cake

i can't get enough of ombre. the soft fading effect looks lovely on spring wedding cakes
...don't you agree?

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{#36} tuesday shoesday

even though we just got a fresh coat of snow... i'm dying for spring and these crochet heels {+}

also, check out these blogs for more tuesday picks:

follow postcards and pretties on twitter {here} 
 #tuesdayshoesday



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Monday, February 21, 2011

{#136} wedding atelier

{colors} icy blue, warm chocolate brown, sepia and vintage white
{description} we've all hear of brides using their wedding dress as inspiration for the wedding d├ęcor and even cake but have you ever consider the actual studio where those gorgeous gowns are created as inspiration?  i’m dreaming of various textiles both rich and sheer, vintage buttons, wooden spools filled with ribbon and sewing paper pattern. 
{photos} wedding dress {martha stewart weddings} chocolate truffles {kiss the groom} button napkin rings {country living} sewing paper, bouquet {jose villa via 100 layer blog} button jars {country living} wooden spool {mary ruffle} button boutonniere {martha stewart weddings}  bow tie {ouma clothing via grey likes weddings

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Friday, February 18, 2011

{friday faves} vintage brooch

happy friday! 
  we've seen & love bridal bouquets made entirely made of vintage brooches right? so there has to be other beautiful ways that brooches {new and old} can be incorporated in your wedding. 
i gathered up a few of my faves...can you think of other uses for vintage brooches?

{p.s}
hey diy brides...don't forget to enter to this amazing giveaway.

{p.p.s}
 if you have a minute... i would love your vote...thank you! 
 
{the lovelies award}             

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

{purse day} orange crush

this colorful graphic clutch is a great reminder that spring is just around the corner {+}

check out these lovely blogs for more purse picks:

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{giveaway} free wedding photography

Get excited people!!  Ashley + Philip of {13:13 photography} is giving one lucky P&P reader a chance to win a free wedding photography package and {yes AND!} they're also throwing in a free engagement or day after session too!!
::insert squeal here::
13:13 is a boutique photography studio ran by husband & wife team, Ashley & Philip. They have a photojournalistic approach to their work and are always in search for the perfect image that tells the story of the moment. They are parents to a super cute 2 year old with another one on the way. Did I forget to mention they have 5 Shih tzu’s too! Yep 5!
I bet your dying to know what’s included in this package...

~ full wedding day coverage by Ashley + Philip {up to 12 hours}
~ option to include Sarah {13:13 crafty, diy specialist, event designer & associate photographer}
~engagement or day after session
~unlimited images
~editing & color correcting
~online proofing & ordering gallery
~fauxto-booth
~dvd of high resolution images from wedding day, engagement or day after session
I couldn't help myself...I had to create a board ;)
{How to enter}
~email your names and contact information with the subject {13:13 Giveaway} to postcardsandpretties@gmail.com by Friday, March 4, 2011.
~provide your wedding date & location
~send a photo of yourselves
~share your unique, DIY vision for your wedding that your budget may not allow to have it captured {feel free to attach 5 images to better explain your vision}
*open to international readers


{fauxto-booth fun}
all images are courtesy of {13:13 photography} 
p.s {fine print} Sponsored by 13:13 Photography • Copyright of images will belong to 13:13 Photography • Wedding must take place within 1 year of contest deadline (March 4, 2011, 5pm est) • Winners must be willing to be featured on Postcards & Pretties as well as 13:13's website and may be required to become involved in future publicity • Prize is conditional that 13:13 is available on the date • Transportation and lodgings fees for the wedding (and engagement) must be covered by the winning couple • Postcards & Pretties and 13:13 Photography will select 3 finalists • The finalists’ entries will be posted on Postcards & Pretties and voted by the readers in an online poll posted on the blog • The finalist with the most votes will be the winner of the giveaway •

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a virtual bridal shower for steph

my sweet friend steph is getting married on friday...hooray!! and with erin & jacin leading the team, a few of us got together to wish the happy couple lots of love and happiness!!
congratulations friwis!
a friwi is the combination of a french {steph} and a kiwi {robin}




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{shoot} bride of green gables

 i received this gorgeous shoot from alicia from {bows & arrows deluxe} and i had such a difficult time picking through all the images that i had to feature a lot more than usual.  i’ll let alicia tell you all about it… “Like something from my favorite storybook as a young girl, our photoshoot captures the innocence of a young bride, gathering a few of her favorite belongings and using them to create an effortless, intimate wedding affair in her own pasture. Every detail is based on timeless vintage pieces from an era long gone, but never forgotten.”
“Freshly gathered floral arrangements bountiful in heirloom fruits such as tomatillos, citrus, and raspberries with blooms gathered straight from the fields“
“Authentic vintage place settings, complete with 1940’s head vases bursting with a white duchess peony, burlap wrapped silverware atop antique napkins, and a delicious heirloom bosc pear place card holder sat atop a table strewn with antique bridal lace.”
“Original cameras, radios, fans, lamps and baroque baubles circa 1930-1940 gave a nod to things of old and timeless romance.
“A lovely cake wrapped with a fondant bow and dressed with delicate sugar lace piping. Delicate, sweet, and organic invitations and place cards set the tone for a family gathering that is charming and laidback.”
"Add trunks, old hat boxes,  suitcases and I can see the heroin from my favorite book as a child... Anne. Anne of Green Gables, in front of her lovely green couch holding her luscious bridal bouquet, resplendent with fluffy white cotton, blooming ranunculus, all tied with an vintage ribbon and trim... and waiting for her own storybook ending."

photography: {nbarrett photography} | event design/rentals: {rsvp design studio} 
fashion stylist: {cowboys and indians} hair: {james defrange} makeup: {crystal alcaraz} 
prop styling: {crisman liverman}  dress: {priscilla of boston} jewelry: {the shining}

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