i'm attempting to collect "shabby chic" (ie white wood) furniture for my new bedroom in the new house that include an armoire and a highboy dresser...possibly a vanity, though it feels less functional and too frivolous. andrew and i stumbled upon an antique "village" in bothell, WA (30 seconds from the bartell's in canyon park) that had that coombs, BC feel. it's actually where the princess bride wedding shop is, as i discovered, so i'll have to book an appointment sometime. they had a pony carousel that i got so excited about, but we'd left the camera in the car and it was too much of a dreary wet day to go back and fetch it. i bought a great new vintage hat in the last shop while andrew got pooped out and went back to the car to listen to some tunes. four hours later we were at my parents, and i whipped out the camera do show my dad the big screen tv we saw at costco, and lo and behold my favorite pony was on the camera! it took me a long 10 seconds to figure out how it got there, and then i realized he ran out in the rain to take the pictures just for me as a sweet surprise.
here are some photos of more of my vintage hats, as modeled by BM's vanessa and jenn, purchased in large quanities by me at a flea market in vancouver a while back with vanessa. oh vintage accessories, how i love thee. so back to the photobooth idea....mixed with a wedding favor idea that one of sean flanigan's client's had - stick on mustaches for every guest - it would be neat to leave fedoras and charlie chaplain style hats and hair accessories for the ladies with an elegant mirror outside the photobooth. speaking of which i haven't booked one yet so there's another thing to add to my busy schedule. i haven't touched anything wedding related in a while (melia if you're reading this, i'm not flaking out, i've been super busy and i'm still sending you my photo contract/cheque), people at work say andrew seems more excited about it than me right now. haha!
i'd love to have a not-fine netted veil - very 1950'seqsue. and for all the ladies involved to have flowers (and subtle plumey feathers?) in their hair. moms, sisters, etc etc. none of this tacky corsage business. here are some random images from the seattle bride magazine. speaking of which i've got a lot more magazine images to post - one issue had a great cake section. i have a lot that i haven't blogged about because craigslist is eating up all my spare time.