Not sure why I have weddings on the brain. Maybe it was the radio show I was listening to this afternoon about engagement rings.
They were asserting that some socially-driven women link ring size and a lasting marriage together. A direct correlation between the investment in the ring and the commitment to matrimony. That some couples want the shock-value amongst their peers, and that anything less than flashy and showy would eventually cause bitterness.
I thought that perspective is a little off.
For some of us, yes, we want bling.
Like this dress.
And perfectly styled bridesmaids.
And a beautifully set table.
And for others, it's about the promise and the gesture.
To this material girl, a quickly planned backyard wedding was the perfect celebration. I never had visions of being a bride from a tender age, and never dreamt of some big wedding day and the excesses that came with.
I had a creative block about weddings. I didn't want to get too hung up on details. I had been burned once (long story... basically the Inn that we secured for our initial wedding date went bankrupt unbeknownst to us and we lost some money).
I have no regrets with our breezily orchestrated day. Here's a peek:
I love to see romantic interiors that attempt to keep the flame burning long after the wedding candles are blown out. Interiors that produce a visceral feeling when your eyes assimilate all of the items in a room. Soft lines, twinkling lights.
It's definitely a 'look'. And I always associate Paris with that look.
Get the look:
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xoxo Nancy and Bethany