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Winter wonderland December 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — girldogtorch @ 10:05 pm
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It is snowing here– fat, dreamy flakes skirt their way down.  My delight at the snow, coupled with the possibility of a winter wedding, has me daydreaming in creams, ivories, and winter whites.

First of all– _look_ at these dresses.  My co-workers have heard me say countless times that I want to look like a confection on my wedding day.  These dresses absolutely channel froths of meringue and lighter-than-air spun sugar.


I love how each lower tier seems to have been dipped in glitter.



Oooh, this might be my favorite.  I could float on the skirt of this dress.  (I just wish that model had a bit more body on her shoulders, they’re a bit eerie.)



This one looks like it’s made of paper, light as feathers.  I love this veil, a simple layer of translucence  over the intricate ruffles.

(All three are Monique Lhuillier via Brooklyn Bride)


Now… cakes:


This cake looks like fine china, or a shadow left by the Ice Princess.  It’s slightly to prim for me, but I still like it.



Now _this_ is my kind of cake: more is more– frothiness, endless bits of buttercream, the cake overflowing its own stand.  In fact, it looks like the bottom of a gown I might like.


All white flowers, to finish things off:


I love this bouquet because it’s entirely made of carnations, the most inexpensive flower and often seen as too “cheap” to be included in wedding bouquets. But how gorgeous is it here?  I could make this bouquet, I think.  The black is uber-elegant, but I’d like the ribbon more in pink or purple, to soften it.

(Cakes and bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings.)


4 Responses to “Winter wonderland”

  1. Jan Says:

    And I can imagine your pretty green ring standing out in that close up photo. An interesting idea, white on white. Keep those dreams a-flowing.

  2. Amanda Says:

    I love white weddings!!! And not the Billy Idol kind! I’m excited to hear all about your ideas next week.

  3. Shelly Says:

    I thought you had your dress picked out? Are you changing it bc of the date changing?

    • girldogtorch Says:

      Oh, no. I think the dress, with all of its sparkling beadwork, will be fine in a more ornate setting. I might need some sort of cape, though… or a muff. Muff and cape?

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