Weddings On My Mind
Maybe it’s because I rediscovered a few of my favorite clutches, and also because I’ve been watching too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, but lately, I have weddings on my mind. Ryan and I have been married for ten and a half years now, and our recent trip was sort of a second honeymoon. So maybe that’s why, too.
And then I saw this gorgeous video of a local wedding photo shoot and its accompanying article discussing the changes in wedding planning due to social media. You can also see the pictures here. And I can’t help but feel a wee bit jealous of all the beautiful accessories and lovely little details brides are using now.
When I got married, in the dark ages, I found my dress the old-fashioned way, in a magazine, and by sheer chance, the designer actually had a website! I was able to hunt down a bridal store in Austin that carried the dress, but as these things usually go (at least on television), my “dream dress” wasn’t really what I had envisioned in my head, and I found something entirely different, but just as beautiful.
And the big thing back then was the “Save the Date” card, which I had to have, and which we sent before the invitation, along with hotel information, to our guests. Brides also handed out disposable cameras (remember those?) and tiny bottles of bubbles to blow. Things have changed so much since then, and I sometimes daydream about getting married again. To the same man, of course, but maybe with a different dress (handpicked by Randy). Oh, and a fascinator, too! And I would definitely serve Torchy’s Tacos and Ryan’s homebrewed beer.
I finally checked out BHLDN, the wedding site run by Anthropologie, and immediately fell in love! I’m not planning a wedding, but I found a few decorations that will work with my style (I’m going Steampunk, remember?), and I’ll show those to you soon.
It’s fun perusing these wedding details, and best of all, since I’m not a bride, it’s entirely stress-free!