I’ve been meaning to blog about Vera Wang’s White Collection at David’s Bridal for some time now. Whilst it got plenty of US coverage I’m not sure how many Irish brides are aware of the collection.  The V Neck Ball Gown with Fully Draped skirt (see below) retails for $1200!! See more of my favorites below and the full collection here.

Vera Wang White Collection V Neck Ballgown with Fully Draped Skirt


One Shoulder Fit & Flare Gown


One Shoulder Organza Dress



Good morning – it’s been too long!  An “Elegant Affair to Remember” Black & White Moodboard for you today – inspired by our Black and White Letterpress Estate  Invitations feast your eyes below – LOVING the bridesmaid dresses from Lazaro.

Black & White Estate Letterpress Invitation

Black and White Classic Moodboard

Groom via Ruffled Blog
Vera Wang Eleanor Gown
Black & White Calligraphy Letterpress Invitation from Feather and Ink
Cake via Martha Stewart Weddings
Ring Ellew.com via Snippet and Ink
Boutonnieres via Ruffled Blog
Balloons seen here
Bridesmaid Dress Spring 2012 Lazaro via Martha Stewart  

Oh Baby!

So I’ve been off the blog for a couple of weeks as I had much more important things on my mind!  Our little daughter arrived safe and sound on Sunday September 11th 2011 at 5.11am and I have been enjoying every second with her and her big brother since. She arrived on her due date and is the eleventh grandchild so we are thinking 11 is her lucky number – but we aren’t going to give her Eleven as a second name – think that’s been done already!                    I’ll be back soon!


It’s starting to feel a lot like Autumn over here  – well Irish Autumn – we don’t really get to enjoy crisp, beautiful, leaf turning Fall but for the sake of this post let’s pretend we do!
Inspired by all things rustic – I hope you like!

Rustic Wedding Mood Board

Vintage Frame Wall Display via Snippet and Ink
Burnished Organza Gown:

Gorgeous Tablescape via www.heygorg.com
Burlap Votives Set of Ten: The New General Store
Amsale Bridesmaid shown in Navy: Amsale G535C
Vintage Wedding Invitations via Oh So Beautiful Paper contact Feather and Ink for similar
Burlap Cloth Chalk Tag: Etsy
Fingerprint Guest Book:
Bleu de Toi
Initial Mug:

We recently ran a discount on some of our new letterpress designs and one in particular – “Calligraphy Scroll” inspired this blog post.  The new designs are now also available digitally printed – contact us for more info re pricing. 


Tiffany Blue & Chocolate Moodboard

 Vintage Tea Cups: Pearl & Godiva
Calligraphy Scroll Invitation: Feather & Ink
Silk Organza Ruffle Dress:Notte by Marchesa
Straight Stitch Place Cards:  BHLDN
Calligraphy Wedding Cake: Martha Stewart Weddings
Heirloom Ring Pillow: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Valenciennes Dress : BHLDN

Calligraphy Scroll Invite

Nicole over at Making It Lovely is running a FANTASTIC giveaway for the Brooklyn Camera Bag below – worth $309.  Get over there and enter the competition all you need to do is leave a comment – and yes it’s open to international customers.
Andy I know you don’t read my blog but if you’re ever stuck for a Christmas / Birthday / or just an I Think You’re DEADLY gift idea – LOOK BELOW!!!!! 
I also know of a certain Wonky Eye couple who would dig this bag!


Brooklyn Leather Camera Bag

Room for your camera and extra lenses

Oh yes I need one of these!

ONA | Leather Camera Bag | Camera Bags for Women.

Amanda Dalton & Conor O’Reilly’s beautiful vintage, sweet as candy themed wedding inspired us to create a Cotton Candy Moodboard!
Cotton Candy Moodboard

Cupcakes from Cannelle et Vanille via Snippet and Ink
Rethink White: Romona Keveza Gown RK280 (romonakeveza.com)

Vintage locket from Deanna Littell’s Charm School  (published in Martha Stewart Weddings) via Snippet and Ink
Floral Edge Letterpress Invitation from Feather and Ink
Pleated Linen Ring Pillow via Martha Stewart Weddings
Pretty Pink Granita via This is Glamorous
Vintage Teacups via Pearl & Godiva photo credit Studio 33
Cotton Ball Bouquet from New York Magazine via Snippet and Ink

Feather & Ink Stationery Featured in B Magazine

When Amanda Dalton, who works at Weddingsonline contacted us to create her Letterpress Wedding Stationery, we were honoured to have been chosen as one of her vendors.  Amanda is immersed in the wedding industry and knew exactly what she wanted her Wedding Day to look like.  The Wedding took place at Middleton Park House Hotel with Studio 33 capturing all the thoughtful little details and Pearl & Godiva bringing just the right amount of vintage flair to such an elegant occasion.  The combination of soft pink and aquamarine worked beautifully together and played to the discreet sweet as candy theme perfectly. Check out the Autumn issue of BMagazine for lots of inspiration on hosting an Irish wedding.

B-Magazine Autumn 2011

But in the meantime feast your eyes below – all photos via Studio 33 & B Magazine.

Floral Edge Letterpress Invite from Feather & Ink

Macaroons & Wedding Cake

Amanda & Conor's Exquisite Cake from Sweet Creations

Amanda & Ben: makes me wish our son had been at our wedding - so sweet

Amanda & Conor

All the little details - more in BMagazine

Peonies & Vintage Table Numbers

Elegant Dining at Middleton Park Hotel

Strawberries & Cream

Stephanie Allin creation from Myrtle Ivory - simple, elegant, I LOVE it!

I just found out about this site – Wedzu – a site for Indie and Handmade Weddings-  via Green Wedding Shoes and had to share it with you before the weekend – think Etsy but for all things wedding related – very very very cool.

Blue Mason Jars

Six Degrees of Genealogy Chart

A customized chart, similar to a family tree, that detail the relationships of the wedded couple to all their guests.

Ring Holder

Cassette Tape Neck Tie

Cassette tape neck tie woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread.

Cameo Cake Topper

Custom silhouette cake toppers feature modern silhouettes with vintage charm. They are completely customizable and crafted from acrylic.

And so much more – check it out.

Friday Faves

Sometimes I come across something fun and want to share it with you, so I’ve compiled a list for a Friday browse – enjoy.

O'verlays on Ikea Malm Dresser

O’verlays on Ikea Rast

Overlays for Ikea furniture as seen on Making it Lovely – they are paintable, flexible panels for customizing your furniture and come in sizes that are compatible with several IKEA pieces (Malm, Rast, Expedit, and Effektiv) – affordable Jonathon Adler

Print your Instagram photos in a special little book.

Teeny tiny mini books for all your instagrams!

Colourful, painted crates for all your shoes!

What a dramatic entrance – not for every house but so cute here

Perfect way to capture your baby's age

I used regular blocks and spelled out my sons name and age but this is much easier!  This would also be great for belly pics during pregnancy, available here from BB Blocks.  See below for how I used to do it and will be doing the same thing again very soon – in 4 weeks or so yay!!
Yes our lucky little man was in Cipriani’s NY on his 5 months birthday – one of our fave memories from NYC.

Rory 5 Months - in Cipriani's NYC

This DIY baby growth chart is sooo cute – what a great baby shower gift if you are kinda crafty – so much cuter that your run of the mill growth charts.  See how to make it here.  I found some Jute Webbing hereclick on International checkout to get it shipped to Ireland.

DIY Burlap Baby Growth Chart