Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Fall Wedding Outdoors





{Photo credit: Mathieu Photography Blog}

Searching the blogs last week, I stumbled upon this amazing real wedding. Obviously, an outdoor wedding in the fall excites me! Ever since we decided to have an outdoor ceremony, I've had quite a time overcoming my fear of a wet and cold day pushing our outdoor wedding plans indoors! That's why I love to see successful fall weddings outside!

Another reason this real wedding inspires me is because of the colors and the ceremony decor! I love the simple flowers on the white chairs, minimal flower petals (or leaves, I can't tell which) down the aisle, and the awesome arch! I know a lot of people probably don't think a wooden archway is as nice as say, a white archway, but I love this look. I love it because it's earthy and fitting for the fall.

Even though this bride and groom appear a little goth, for lack of a better word, I love their style. It's dark, but their flowers and the autumn leaves brighten everything up. I love their flowers! I'm not a big fan of the longer, bigger bridal bouquets, but there is something about this brides bouquet that I just love! I think it's the wildness of it! That and the colors!

I also like this brides hair! Of course, it may be because I want my hair as long as hers or it could be the fall leave pin. I love that! How unique and creative! I love the burgundy on the groom as well. Overall, I'm attracted to the simplicity of this wedding! It's simple, but elegant, which is what we've said we wanted since day one!

What are your thoughts?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Side Ponies

Can my hair please look like this on my wedding day?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Place We Didn't Pick

Pictures of Stone Mansion in Alexandria, VA:

Read about why we didn't pick this place and how we fell in love with Oxon Hill Manor here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sweet Dreams!

I scream... You scream... We all scream for ice cream (and candy)!

Mr. Brooch and I both have a sweet tooth. A meal is not complete, until we have something sweet to finish it off. We both love ice cream and we both have a favorite candy. Aaron's favorite ice cream is Haagen Daz Vanilla Bean and mine is Haagen Daz Chocolate (weird, right?). His favorite candy is Snickers and mine is Hershey's dark chocolate!


We're so in love the sweets that we thought it would be fun and appropriate to share our sweet taste with our wedding guests. As many of you know, candy/dessert bars are a growing trend at weddings (and for wedding favors) and we're ready to jump on the bandwagon!
We have a favor in mind (not candy bags), but we'd like candy to be a part of our dessert bar. We want to add a little twist to this idea though and have a Haagen Daz bar too!!! We might be getting a little carried away (ya think?), but these are truly some of our favorite things, and that's what it's all about, right?

Now, if we had to chose (which we probably will), I would chose to have the Haagen Daz bar over the candy bar, just because we LOVE it so much. I am not even kidding. There is ALWAYS a pint of Haagen Daz in our freezer. In our early dating years, we used to pick up a different flavor of Haagen Daz every week! Any other girls gain a few during the dating years? The culprit for me was definitely ice cream! We tried Mango Serbet, Banana Split, and Baileys flavors, but despite all the yummy, delicious variety out there, Mr. Brooch and I are plain people always came back good ole' chocolate and vanilla.

Anyway, here is some inspiration for others out there considering a candy bar or for those of you who don't know what it is! I know after a year of dieting, I'm definitely diving into the dessert bar! I know two others that will love this idea too - my little sisters!!

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{Photo credit: Flirty Blog}

{Photos credit: Geoff White}

{Photo credit: Wedding Bee}

{Photo credit: Quickcare Event Rentals}

{Photo credit: Justine Miller}

{Photo credit: Jen Fariello}

{Photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings}

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{Photo credit: Ken Kochey}

{Photo credit: Unlimited Creations}

{Photo credit: Victoria Souza Blog}

{Photo credit: Beautiful Blooms}

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{Photo credit: Haagen Daz}

Are you going to have a dessert bar?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Color Palette Revised

What do you think of burgundy?

... with olive green, of course!!

What about burgundy, olive green, and may be off white (champagne or even pink)?

{Photo credit: Etsy seller Mollusa Wedding Art}

{Photo credit: Dreamhouse [fffound] via Pretty Chicky}

{Photo credit: Esty seller ILuvUTutuMuch}

{Photo credit: Ebay seller Yess-I-do via Bridal Bouquet}

{Photo credit: Etsy seller John Met Betty}

Comments Please!!


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