Personalized Wedding Details & Quirky Color Schemes

I think it’s all the “little” things that make the wedding special.  People always see gorgeous floral arrangements at each wedding.. but it’s the little details planned meticulously ahead of time that make a wedding memorable.

I am SO beyond lucky that I know how to use Photoshop & Adobe InDesign (think Illustrator but for printed materials) and have InDesign to help me design cute details for the wedding.  Here’s a sneak preview of something you are sure to see gracing the guest book table.  Probably in a cute white frame:

I need to design some other little details to put on display.

I’m pouring through MarthaStewartWeddings for details and 100LayerCake, StyleMePretty and stuff for inspiration.  Will share as the design process goes along!

Alsoo… since InDesign and I are BFFs, I am designing the wedding invitations for wedding #2.   Cannot wait to post how it will look!  It’s going to be super cute, simple, modern yet elegant.  We are thinking of doing a pewter and yellow color scheme for that one, cannot wait to see how different the two weddings will be!

Here’s a pic of inspiration for the color scheme for the Macedonian wedding (taken from this Style Me Pretty feature)
Love the way the groom is wearing a gray suit with a yellow boutt!

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Unique Engagement Photography Ideas… Have Any Suggestions?

This is something that I probably should have done months ago, and of course, I put this off to the last minute.  I only scheduled it so late because we want to make it unique, and seeing all these fantastic engagement shoots on various wedding websites really intimidated me!  The wedding planning I have down… engagement shoots are a whole other thing to conquer!  Anyway, I’m most excited to actually have professional photos taken ahead of the wedding so I can feel comfortable in front of the camera.

We are just going to schedule our engagement photo shoot for a few weeks from now, so it just makes me work harder to get everything set, like our outfits, hair, makeup, and theme!

Yes, I said theme!  Some people go all out for their engagement shoot, I’ve seen the most unique and cute things… so hard to compete with all these adorable, happy couples.

Here’s a really cute French-inspired Engagement photo from StyleMePretty: (photography by The Wedding Artists Collective)

Cute huh? Love the vintage feel, the stunning background (maybe a museum?) and their French-inspired outfits.

Now this couple did a cute drag-racing engagement shoot (how they come up with this ideas is beyond me!)

Her outfit is adorable and this concept is just too cute!!

And here’s another kind of more normal engagement shoot.. it’s a “date” engagement shoot, kind of think it’s cute:
and then there is this ADORABLE vintage engagement shoot that was featured on 100layercake that was clearly well-planned, has cute scrabble pieces and a little suitcase, love!!  They got all dressed up too and managed not to look tacky even though they were in costume.

I love all the little details above!  I want a shoot with little details like this for mine & Nick’s.

Some people, like this adorable couple, keep it simple with a little picnic on a blanket and adorable photos.  Less is more.  Not entirely sure it’s what I would want to do with Nick though.  Anyone who knows me knows that  I will be going with a box filled with props!

As you can see, we have so much to think about and plan… do you have any suggestions or comments?  I have my hands full with wedding planning and now this!!

I’m combing through blogs for ideas and inspiration for everything, and now am trying to find an engagement session worthy of these style blogs!  Help with details! ❤

Traditional Pakistani Mehndi with a Twist

I love traditional Pakistani Mehndis!  They are so fun and have an incredible amount of color, singing and dancing. My personal take is not to spend a ridiculous amount of money on my Mehndi because I’d rather it be budgeted towards the wedding, to have a spectacular wedding because that’s the best part of the events.  But, I can always dream!  I made this cute little inspiration board on Project Wedding, and thought I’d share ideas for a fancy, colorful and traditional Pakistani Mehndi:

I remember going to Mehndis in Karachi when I was younger.  They would close off streets with bright tents, the bride’s cousins would dress in matching yellow and green outfits, and girls would be wearing glass bangles up to their elbows. I feel like I saw a ton of Dahlias and Jasmine flowers, and of course, as pictured here, the bride’s hands were covered in Henna.

I think a perfect outfit for a bride would be this Nomi Ansari peshwas, which is a traditional outfit that never goes out of style.  Nomi Ansari showed this outfit at Pakistan’s Bridal Couture Week in November 2010.

I love that it has shades of orange, yellow and bright pink on a crinkle chiffon type outfit.  Love it and I think it goes so perfectly with my traditional Mehndi dream event.

There’s a tent company called Raj Tents that rents out luxurious Moroccan and Indian style tents.  Super pricey… which is why this event will just remain a dream for now.  How fun would one of their tents be for a Mehndi though!!