Monday, February 26, 2007

Hair Inspiration for Koto

I'm lucky enough to have a good friend be my hairstylist! It'll be great to have her looking after me on the special day and I already trust her so I don't have to worry about having someone new do my hair on the day of.

Here is the inspiration:

I'm loving the loose curls. Koto's talking about giving my hair a boost with some extensions. I'm unsure of what kind of jewelry or clips to use if any. We'll have to do some trials and figure it out.

Flowers - DIY

I plan to use rustic pails holding local blooms throughout the reception area. Depending on the cost to having a wreath created (seen in Ceremony / other decor), I might attempt one myself like the one pictured top right. In the centre is the centre piece my Dad and his girlfriend are creating for us. The right middle photo shows a ring pillow made out of button chrysanthemums. I think I'll attempt this myself - it'll give me something to do the night before the wedding!

Flowers - pt 2

These are the inspiration for my boutinneires - no idea what to do for the ladies corsages (what are these exactly???) Do women really want to wear things around their wrists?

Flower Inspiration

These are for my bouquet. My main inspiration is the upper left corner; Colour inspiration is in the centre; I like the looseness of the lower left corner.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ceremony (other decor)

To support the rustic feel & create warmth and atmosphere we'll add candles & details around the site.

Some inspiration:

Ceremony (aisle & chairs)

We're renting plain wooden chairs & we have cream coloured mats for aisle runners. We might scatter dried leaves along the edges of the aisle. We'd like to decorate the chairs on the inside row (maybe every other one) with flowers or wheat bundles.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Ceremony (gazebo)

There is an extremely rustic gazebo that is available for the ceremonies right next to the lake at the "resort".

I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to decorate it. I bought some autumn leaf garlands that I might warp around the railings. Not sure whether to have flower arrangements or to just drape the whole thing in ivy & greenery.

Words of inspiration & venue

The words to inspire me are:


Part of this is due to a very limited budget but mostly Saltspring Groom & I want to keep it real. He had an image in his mind of a downhome party, near to water. We were so lucky to find a venue that fit the bill (not to mention our pocketbooks), who were flexible will let us bring our own vendors in and that is on Salt Spring Island which is also where Mr. Wu was born!

I recently revamped their site: Cedar Beach Resort

It needs a ton of decorating help but is beautiful, surrounded by forrest and perfect for our intimate, island affair!

My wedding palette

Colors are Teal, Chartreuse & Brown (woods, natural textures)

Inspiration for green comes from Dupioni Silk Ribbon by Midori in Harvest Gold.

Punky & I

First post

This will be a spot where I can collect my thoughts. Hopefully seeing it all online will make it a bit more cohesive.

I get ideas everyday and my favorite lists are filling up. Will be so nice to have it all in one place and start including friends in the process.