Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wedding Gifts

Some people register and then some people don't. Some guests like to buy gifts off the registry and some guests don't. I probably belong to the second set of guests. For some reason I always think I can come up with a super creative and thoughtful gift that you just didn't realize you REALLY REALLY needed or REALLY REALLY wanted. Sometimes I should just buy something from the registry.

These are some of my favorite gifts I've either given or gotten recently...or thought about giving or getting.

One of my favorite sellers on is Boojiboo makes the most adorable vintage aprons. I've ordered them for myself, my mom, my best friend (bridal shower gift) and for a friend's wedding gift. 
Vintage Inspired Blue Cupcake with Solid PINK Half Apron
Vintage Inspired Black and White Damask Half Apron
The BELLA  Vintage Inspired Amy Butler Pink Tumble Roses Full Apron
The BELLA Vintage Inspired SWEET Roses Full Apron

I love nothing more then crepes with Nutella for breakfast. My sister recently got me this William Sonoma Crepe Pan Kit and then I bought it for a friend's wedding gift because I thought it was just so amazing. Visit a William Sonoma near you. :)  

Wiseimpressions on has adorable keep sake plates that can be customized with the couples name and wedding date.  
Two Hearts Become One - Engagement - Wedding - Ring Bearer Dish - Gift - Personalize
Palomasnest does something similar, but in more of a clean line contemporary style. Also perfect for a wedding ring "plate" pillow.
as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine THE SUN THE MOON THE STARS FOR YOU ring bearer bowl (TM) with gold leaf edge by Paloma's Nest- wedding or commitment ceremony
CUSTOM golden dove ring bearer bowl (TM)  with gold leaf edge- the original modern heirloom by Paloma's Nest- for wedding- commitment ceremony
Cute herb markers, pots, potting soil and actual herbs are a very personal gift for that couple that loves to cook together and only uses organic and locally grown products. 
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme Garden Markers
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme Garden Markers
A customized Nan Lawson couples portrait nicely framed :). One of my favorite finds on EVER!!!
Custom Portrait for Ana
Corporanglass makes beautiful handmade blown glass pieces of art. I think a beautiful vase is the perfect gift because wedding gifts don't always have to be practical, they can also be beautiful. 
Slate Grey and White Blown Glass Vase
Large Turquoise Blue and White Decorative Vase
Charcoal and White Blown Glass Vase
Whitneysmith was one of my first etsy purchases and i adore my aqua lotus flower bowl. Hand made ceramic pieces of art that stand on their own and make any room more beautiful is another way to go. 
Bird Cake Stand Tower
Tulip Ceramic Vase in Yellow
Five Nesting White Ceramic Lotus Bowls
Bird Sugar and Creamer Ceramic Set in Robin Egg Blue

Dogwood Flower Ceramic Lidded Vessel

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cool/Soft/Dreamy/Lacy NECKLACES

Some of my favorite necklace finds. I think they would look stunning/fashionable in any engagement fashion shoot, or a very stylish wedding.



Vanja and Kenji's Doshida by Ian Woo

I met Vanja (bride) and Ian (photographer/designer) while we all worked for Critical Mass in Calgary Alberta. They both worked as graphic designers, while I worked as an analyst. Vanja and Kenji were dating at that time. Shortly after we all started working there, Vanja and Kenji decided to move to Montreal. The lifestyle, architecture, art and fashion appealed more to them. Soon after Ian followed.

Ian attended Vanja and Kenji's wedding and took some photographs while in attendance. I think the photos speak for themselves. What a beautiful day to celebrate the marriage of Vanja and Kenji! What a beautiful venue! What beautiful photographs Ian!

You can check out some of Ian's photography @ 

Groom and his groomsmen waiting for the bridal party.