Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Grow Up and Blow Away
I always say that if I wasn't doing what I'm doing now (i.e. fashion, writing, consulting, etc.), I would've become a wedding planner. I love weddings--all the white, the flowers, the churches, the french lace, the bride and groom (nervous and hopeful, shaky and glowing all at once), all the loved ones coming together, the utterly romantic, optimistic-against-all-logic nature of the day.
Since I'm nowhere near getting married myself, it's a slightly embarrassing habit of mine to peruse wedding sites, follow bridal fashion week religiously, and plot locations, floral themes, and menus in my wedding-addled head. One of my favorite floral shops in the world, Saipua, did a wedding at the Bowery Hotel this weekend and the pictures do nothing to temper my wedding enthusiasm. Gorgeousness, gorgeousness, gorgeousness all around.
I love Saipua--not only do they do the best floral arrangements, they also run a flower school in a big barn-like space at the back of their Brooklyn shop that teaches people how to make arrangements. Also, they make handmade soap. They're looking for an unpaid intern right now who will "eat well on us, and take home flowers and soap each day you come." Seriously tempting and then I remembered....I have a real job. Several, actually.
Anyhow, enjoy the pictures from their blog--what a perfect way to think spring.
P.S. They also hand-wrote all the menus and place cards--multi-talented.
P.P.S. I think I like them so much in part because they use peonies so heavily. Peonies are my favorite flower.
P.P.S. On a side note, exciting news! Vera Wang just announced a new partnership with David's Bridal. This means that come spring, you'll be able to purchase Wang-designed gowns for around $1,500. Amazing.