Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wedding Wednesday

OK...OK...I know I've been AOL....errrr...make that AWOL for too long. (It has something to do with a sprinkler system.) And here it is Wedding Wednesday ...again! I want to thank you all for all of your great comments and support. It's great to hear that several of you are doing the wedding thing also this year....and that you are lovin the vintage wedding look just as much as I am! I think you will love this look I've found for today.......
all from that great source Etsy.

Wedding Shrugs
I have not seen shrugs used for a wedding before but then I do live in Texas and most of our weddings take place in the summer months and a shrug just wouldn't do here with our heat. But since our wedding is in December this is something The Bride just might want to take a look at!

Antique Ivory Silk Taffeta Bolero Shrug
a designer from Portland, OR
How adorable is this?
Not to mention romantic!!
And it could be used for a spring or fall wedding also.
Now all the vintage lovers are going to fall
head over heels for the next ones!

Holly Stalder

of Portland makes these vintage goodies

from vintage goodies.

There is something
about making something
from something vintage
that just makes my heart swoon!
Maybe that makes me GREEN!
I'd say green with envy!
I am waiting for one of those creative moments!

Look at the vintage jewelry!
These are just gorgous!
Holly custom makes these after seeing a pic of your dress.

Too cool!

These next two are made by
Emily Rohm from Chicago.

Alecon lace is embroidered with pearls and sequins for more sparkle.
This one's a short jacket.

This one's a shrug.
What a beautiful view during the ceremony of your back!
Rohm also make veils and mantillas.
My mother made my veil in 1976 using the same kind of lace.
She beaded the lace with pearls.
We took a family trip from Texas to California that summer before the wedding and I remember her sitting in the backseat sewing on the veil all the way there and back....3000+ miles!
I still have it (along with my dress) and who knows...maybe we will incorporate it into the wedding scenery someway!

Now if it is really chilly in December....
(which here in Texas it could be 17 or 77!)
This little fur shrug would be cute!
From Etsy seller Spazooie.

And I also have my mother's mink stole
from the 1950's
which would look awesome with a
rhinestone pin.
Ohh ...I'm liking that idea!
*Note to self...
look for a dress that will go with the stole!

All photos and shrugs from Etsy dealers.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Blessings from my delighted heart to yours!



trash talk said...

Girl, I miss you when you don't post...but I totally understand priorities! I have one or two of my own if you know what I mean!
Those are dreamy. I wouldn't mind wearing something like those myself..maybe with a sleeveless dress or tank. The arms just aren't what they used to be, but sleeves in Texas really aren't necessary. The lace shrugs would be perfect in the heat. Don't know about the fur one...I do like the stole idea for you, though. Post when you can and I will be waiting.

Coleen said...

oh found some real goodies!!! my daughter is getting married in December...I love the fake fur bolero...and love the designers from backyard!!!

donna baker said...

At first I thought ugg, a shrug. The pictures made me change my mind though. You sure find neat stuff.

sparkled*life said...

Patti you are so amazing at making any topic sound fun and interesting! I love your blog and I miss you very much! Hope all is well!

Hampton House said...

I think I could help with a pin!
These are beautiful. I could probabaly help with all the vintage parts of these. They are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!

Tara Swain Photography said...

Slacker! ;) I love those! I can't wait to see what all you and Amanda have in store for the wedding. :D

LillySue said...

I vote for the sweet little white fur number!!
I wanted to thank you for your prayers and kind words for my brother and his family. I really appreciate it!

Marie said...


Sabii Wabii said...

I love the shrugs. I have made "mother stoles" into fur vests...they turn out cute. Then you can wear it with levies!
Have a Blessed Easter Sunday,

MaeMae Paperie said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the eye candy :) If had a winter wedding I would gobble up one of these beauties. Love your taste. said...

Patti, these shrugs are GORGEOUS!
Do I have to be bride to wear them?

Oh Great Blog too!
I'm glad we met each other at the farmer's market! I'll see you again no doubt.

Have fun!

disa said...