First, I apologize for not responding to all of your fabulous comments sooner - J is leaving again for a 2 1/2 week vacation (one week road tripping with his older brother, and a week and a half in Canada with his family), so we've been squeezing in every possible second together. I promise that this weekend will be my catch up time - I've missed you all!
I absolutely love, love, love Martha Stewart. I am constantly watching her TV show (much to the anger of my roommate who refers to my dear Martha as a 'heinous cranky bitch'), buying her books for ideas, or looking at her website/magazine/ trying to find inspiration and trying out new craft ideas and recipes.
Maybe it's because one of my roommates is planning her wedding, and as a bridesmaid, I've been feeling directly involved in the process...or maybe I'm just being that silly little girl who yanked out pages from wedding magazines and compiled a ridiculously thick and unbelievably organized wedding binder from the time she was 12 years old (which I plan on definitely not telling J about...don't want to freak the boy out too much! ;) ).
Whatever the reason is, I found myself browsing the Martha Stewart wedding section - where I came across a wedding that the Today Show featured for Cody and Jessica Helgeson. The theme? A fabulous New York inspired theme of.....Breakfast at Tiffany's.
This couple seriously had their reception at the famed NYC Tiffany & Co, where Audrey Hepburn stared into the window in her gorgeous black dress, and lusted over Tiffany jewels. The colors? Tiffany blue and white, naturally. The food served? Bite sized breakfast foods - pancakes (my favorite), eggs and bacon, and mini bagels and lox (which I know is now called smoked salmon, but I grew up on 'bagels with lox')...and as somewhat of a foodie, I'm dyingggg over the yummy looking food. Entertainment? A band playing their favorite songs, as well as props in the inspiration of Breakfast at Tiffany's for guests to don for photos (plus a bar carved out of ice, which is pretty entertaining in itself, right?).
Helloooo, gorgeous Reem Acra gown and Michael Kors suit (and gorgeous couple):
Is this not the most adorable pillow for the rings EVER?!
Mm, no big deal, just a bar carved out of ice, with two jewel ice sculptures (I can't lie, this is a bit much for my taste, but that's okay, to each their own!)
The pretty Tiffany blue and white color scheme:
I love the Audrey Hepburn stamps on the envelopes!
The bride recreates that famous scene of Ms. Hepburn's Holly Golightly:
Props were left on the guestbook table so that everyone could really get into the spirit with sleep masks, feather boas, sunglasses, and pearls to don for photos!
And, my favorite part of any wedding (I can't decide which is better - the fashion or the food!), the food:
Mmm, baby Bloody Mary's with shrimp. Yummo!
Love these place settings:
And hello, are these favors not the most fabulous things ever?! Anyone who gives a bottle of wine as a favor is good in my book:
I thought that this wedding was so cute and well thought out (which it should be since it was Martha Stewart planned)...a little big and extravagant, but to each their own! Every detail was thought out and somehow related back to Breakfast at Tiffany's, which I thought was super cute. While it's not my dream wedding, I sure can appreciate the beauty and all the effort and thought that went into it!
(P.S. Please, please don't worry - I am notttt thinking of or considering marrying J at this earlyyy time in our relationship! I just think weddings are so special and beautiful, and hey, I'm a girl - I DO think about all this from time to time! :) We'll see what the future holds I guess....Tonight in the car, my brother said to me "If you don't marry J, I don't think you'll ever marry anyone else."...A littleeee scary to hear haha).
Thoughts? For those of you who are married, did you have a theme or anything - or any cute creative decorations, etc? And for those of you who aren't married, do you have ideas for your future wedding? (I hope you do, so I feel less lame ;)
Hope you're all enjoying your day, and that you enjoy your upcoming weekends! xo...get ready for the next Hottie of the Week on Sunday! (I'm glad no one verbally bashed me for sexism or demeaning anyone by the use of the word 'hottie' ;) I was ready for a good stoning).
Currently watching: He's Just Not That Into You. (I hadn't ever seen it before!).
All images from MarthaStewart.com