Monday, June 4, 2012

"By Invitation Only" Chapter 10, june weddings theme

International Blog Party


welcome everyone to our 10th monthly post from this amazing group of talented women
from around the world.
list or participants located at the end of this post.
link for membership is just after that.


it's JUNE & our quite esoteric & brilliant member, 
Lisa @ Privilege
conceived our theme this month,
which is
WEDDINGS
weddings of any kind, any place, any time, old or new, ours or someone else's,
or the philosophy of weddings and all that goes with weddings,
so you see we can run far afield if we like.


Please welcome into the group our newest member
 Heather Robinson @ Lost in Arles,
her link is below,
another beautiful American writer living in France,
who has so much to offer all of us.







& so while this is probably more like me


I've discovered that the brides of today are more often going for the
destination weddings, most of the time in the countryside, but sometimes at
posh hotels around the world.  I thought I would do some exploring on this concept.



the tents below are reminiscent of my daughter's wedding in the Texas hill country,
1st the ceremony there
then walk down the way to a lovely & cozy restaurant for her 8-course reception dinner,
then walk back to the tent where it had been transformed into a dance/disco hall.
tent reception at night

& the countryside weddings which seem so charming you have to adore them,
look at these cakes, I would never have thought of this.

merribee venue sign



& their tablesettings...
diy-australian-wedding-065


there are even companies that rent "furnishings" for the outdoor venues, all in the
vintage style.


are the couples of today looking for a simpler way, are they missing the past, and
returning to what used to be?


does the digital media make it so much easier to DIY
with invitations, etc., maybe cutting the costs?


or is it just the fashion of the day?


Sainted Sister Blusher Veil


Cascading Goddess Gown










or, do you think that couples of today are simply expressing themselves, who they really are,
instead of complying with traditional weddings?








venue, Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
flowers Jeff Leatham
definitely not a DIY, & this is an example of
"money is no object"






when asking friends to give their 1st thought on the wedding theme
they said


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


:)'s




Bountiful Bliss Clutch
oh, I just had to do this...
BHLDN clutch $450


Picture
Splenderosa's $99









this cake completely captures me















perfect attire for a guest,
off the the hat if in the evening,
so so pretty...
Spicy Ginger Dress








& finally what I think is the perfect venue...
for weddings...
for birthdays...
for anniversaries...
for Christmas...
for vacations...
for living....


the Amalfi Coast of Italy






Hotel Caruso Belvedere





perfect reception location



LUXOR Champagne
the perfect wedding champagne, with floating edible 24K pure gold flakes

Pink Calla lilies, Pink Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet

perfect gown


Vera Wang Farrah Dress


Sparkle Crystal Glass Transparent Bridal Shoes

perfect shoes, well...we're in Italy after all.....



Ned & a happy Marsha,  at a Mardi Gras Party 13 years ago when he asked me to marry him...





on our honeymoon that same year arriving back to the Carlton Hotel in Cannes
where we were staying.
isn't he the "sharp dressed man" of ZZ Top's song?


wedding, June 5, 1999










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BY INVITATION ONLY MEMBERSHIP LIST

TISH JETT an American in France http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.com/ 
YVONNE PRATT USA   http://stonegable.blogspot.com/
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com/ 
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA http://plumsiena.blogspot.com/
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia http://cotyfarquhar.blogspot.com/
FIFI FLOWERS artist with Parisian flair  http://fififlowers.com 
DEBORAH PETERSON Scotland http://www.dumbwittellher.com/
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England http://home-biba.blogspot.com/
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France http://frenchessence.blogspot.com/
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain http://desdemventana.blogspot.com/
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC http://interieurs.com blog
CHRISTINA FLUEGGE USA http://greigedesign.blogspot.com/
SANDE CHASE Canada www.agiftwrappedlife.com
KAREN MALAN UK Pas Grand-Chose Blog http://athousandmiles-k.blogspot
DEJA PSEU USA unefemme.net.
VERONICA tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com/
HEATHER ROBINSON http://lostinarles.blogspot.com/