Friday, April 30, 2010

Turning Sour into Stunning

There are a lot of headaches when it comes to planning a wedding.  I've dealt with 25 phone calls from my mom. In one day.  We've struggled over our guest list and don't even get me started on the whole "watch what I eat" thing.

But I'm taking a breath.  And looking at things in a new light.  A bright yellow light.

So when this whole bride thing gives me lemons, I'm going to think of how to incorporate them into my wedding.

Head to the Weddzilla Blog to check out my post for more lemon-into-lemonade ideas like these:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eye Candy

I used to prance around my house with a big ol' strawberry candy ring on my finger.   I'd turn my hand this way and that way, stare at myself, and admire my sugary faux diamond in the mirror. All while dancing to Madonna.  So it's not really surprising that I was instantly drawn to these sweet ring photos:

{image via; Photography via SMS Photography}

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Say Yes to the Fence

After seeing this picture, I no longer dream of a white picket fence, but rather one that proclaims this:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weddzilla Post: Bouquets of a Feather

Lillies, roses, babies breath... feathers!  Fly away to my post on the Weddzilla blog to view some beautiful, flower-free, feather-inspired bouquets such as these:

{image via WeddingInspirasi}

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Trash the Dress" by Varia Lebiadzenka

I have never really understood the whole "trash the dress" concept.  Of course, I had never seen the photographs by Varia Lebiadzenka.  These images make me want to get that pristine white a bit dirty (well, almost :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ode to Starbucks

We love Starbucks.  Correction - we are obsessed with Starbucks.  Which is why these photos pulled at my caffeine-addicted heart strings:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Weddzilla Post: Hanging for a Moment

A wedding dress on a hanger, in a certain type of light, makes my heart flip flop.  Perhaps it's the purity each picture emanates or the unspoken promise held on a hanger... 

Check out my post on the Weddzilla blog for breathtaking images such as this one:

 {image via dcnearlyweds}

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love in a Bed of Leaves

Fall in Miami conjures up images of sun, sand and... a bed of leaves.  Golds, oranges, yellows... these photographs (which I can't stop staring at) have made me believe that there ARE seasons in the South.  I'll be at this couple's wedding on Friday and I'm going to have to remind myself to keep the drooling to a minimum:

{all images via Hazel Photographers)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moments of Reflection

I've heard it's easy, amidst all the excitement and craziness at your wedding, to remember to look around and really absorb the day. I've heard it's important to find some time to reflect and take it all in.  These pictures capture the essence of those rare moments where brides took a breath:

{image via Ivey Photography}

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty Pops

My finacee has an insatiable sweet tooth.  I have a chocolate obsession.  Perfect for bridal showers, bachelorette parties or even a tasty twist to the typical cake, these delicious wedding desserts made our mouths water:

Mini Monogrammed Brownie Bites
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Chic Cheesecake
{image via Food Network}

Ghirardelli Chocolate Perfection
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April Showers Bring DIY Marshmallow Flowers

Friday, April 16, 2010

Calm Before the Storm

Don't let a little rain put a damper on your big day.  After looking at these dazzling photographs, you might even wish for a bit of bad weather:

 {image via David and Charlotte}

{image via Wed By Kez}

{image via Chugachpeaks}

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Weddzilla Post: A"Dog"able Wedding Ideas

Are you thinking, "I want my dog in my wedding, just not AT my wedding?"  Check out my post on the Weddzilla blog today for some ideas, like this one:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ring Love

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - it's okay to stare at your engagement ring.  A lot!  It's also okay to admire the sparkling creations adorning someone else's finger.  Which is why I was spellbound by these photographs from Emily Porter Photography:

A Hole in One

Ring Around the Posies

Nature at its Finest


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Featured Weddzilla Bride Blogger

Between venue scouting, dress shopping, cake tasting and flower picking - there's lots to write about.  And now I get to share my journey from newly engaged to newly wed with the Weddzilla community of bloggers and readers.  

When I found out, I did a little dance in front of my computer and then began creating an editorial calendar of what I wanted to write about in the coming months (I'm nothing if not organized).

So every Tuesday and Thursday I'll be posting to the Weddzilla blog; but don't worry, I'll still be sharing some of the mishaps, missteps and the Miss to Mrs. experiences right here on Bride Goggles.

Check out my Featured Bride Blogger post here and keep checking under my name, Kim D, on the Weddzilla blog for thoughts, inspirations and all that fun wedding stuff!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eat, Drink & Be Married

One really cool thing about the place I'm getting married?  They request that I think up a signature summer drink!  

Oh, the options.  

From a magnificent martini a creative bubbly concoction, I've been thinking up ways to add a twist to the traditional.  

What I've run across has made me tipsy with excitement:

 {image via ABNC Parties}

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{image via LifeEvents}

{image via Events-Egrego160}

Friday, April 9, 2010

Arriving in Style

Limos are so last year.  Looking to add a little bit of zest to your bridal arrival? Here are some wonderful and wacky ways to leave a lasting impression:

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{image via Heritage Gown}

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{image via AzzuraBlog}

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pretty in Cherry Blossom Pink

April showers bring May flowers - and with the cherry blossoms blooming all across my wonderful city of Washington, DC I went in search of beautiful ways to incorporate these buds into my upcoming nuptials.

From cakes to invites and everything in between, here are few whimsical, wonderful, pretty in pink ideas that have inspired me:

 Elegant favors 
{image via My Wedding Ideas2

Cherry Blossom inspired plantable seed place cards
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A twist on the typical centerpiece
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Blossoming invites
{image via Wedding Ideas2}

Pink Perfection
{image via Sasi Wedding}