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One of my favorite current wedding trends is the photobooth. We rented one for our wedding (the most amazing team 321foto!), but I love the look of these sweet homemade ones too! Such a great way to create additional keepsakes for you and all your guests, perfectly personalized. I love seeing the pictures from our wedding photobooth pop up again and again in my feeds. Such fun and fabulous memories!

DIY photobooth

As simple as hanging up a gorgeous piece of fabric, a bit of cut out cardboard, a wall of sequins, an empty frame, or, if you know someone really talented, this gorgeous chalkboard backdrop.

xoxo.

Here’s a little taste of our wedding booth hilarity.

321foto photobooth

My favorite sort of wedding DIYs are the sort that are good for something besides just a wedding! I had all these grand plans to craft for my wedding, but really never got it together in time. This tote feels like the perfect place to start. I adore Liz of Say Yes To Hoboken‘s  Blank Canvas Tutorials, and the beautifully simple neon dot tutorial is definitely my fave. Maybe a craft party is in order! Haven’t had one since I was about twelve…

So cute! All you need is a blank canvas bag, fabric paint and a pencil.

Click here for the full instructions.

Wow. Serious red alert here. I’ve always had a soft spot for bright wedding dresses. The first dress I tried on was a vibrant yellow dress at Luly Yang. It was a little more drama than I was going for, and I ended up falling in love with a dress in a more classic shape, but I still dream about it!
And these gorgeous, rich reds are equally swoon worthy. Vera Wang always does bridal perfectly. Would you wear a bright wedding dress?

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This was our second weekend in a row in Portland, last weekend for a birthday and this one for a wedding. I always think of Seattle as such an amazing city for food, but Portland has really blown my mind these past few days. Peruvian tapas, the best biscuits & gravy in the country, maple bars with bacon and the most fantastic selection of food carts I’ve ever seen. And stellar service at every single place. I don’t know what they put in the water in Portland, but every person we encountered seemed to love their craft and love sharing it. Even at the hotel and shops. We’re putting it on our list of possible retirement locations – so much happy.


top: broccoli rabe scramble with fresh chevre at irving st kitchen
and a killer selection from voodoo doughnuts
bottom: breakfast nachos and the famous biscuits & gravy from mother’s bistro


top: our friends’ fabulous wedding at the Portland World Trade Center
bottom: Andina aftermath and the hilarious confetti on my reception plate


top: the library and bubbly at the urban farmer, drinks at the the top of the nines: departure
bottom: the best hangover cures at the original, more rooftop fun at departure

Two perfect weekends. We’ll be back, soon.

Last night we had dinner with my sister and her soon-to-be-husband, dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant and drinks afterward at a pretentious little Prohibition-era speakeasy style bar. I love it, but it is a bit pretentious. That said, the drinks are fantastic and the service is usually very good. The conversation turned, as it usually does with engaged couples, to the wedding planning. Now that my sister has her heart set on an eclectic vintage wedding, the groom-to-be is starting to form his own ideas of what and how, and he was trying to describe exactly what he’s thinking for the men. I had a picture before he even said the words, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?


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via martine louise design


via rock n roll bride


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My little sister just got engaged (hooray!) so we’ve started pinning away all our ideas on a mutual Pinterest board. She’s thinking vintage-esque, which is so fun to research, since it’s a different direction than I took (just last year!)


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Aren’t these dresses just gorgeous? I can hardly wait to see my sister in one of them!