Saturday, June 25, 2011

I love how well this beautiful day was captured by jacque lynn.  Ginnie looks stunning, of course.  The day seems a bit magical.  Especially if you live here and have experienced our spring.  I think it must have been the one day that was not raining and overcast for that month. 

Perfectly in bloom purple blossoms.  Really?  It is almost an old Hollywood set, it is just too right. 

Of course I don't know the groom.  But this is Ginnie all the way.  So happy and in the moment.  She had that enthusiasm even at dress fittings. 

I also loved working with Ginnie's family.  They were all so cute.  Even the dad.  Can I call a dad cute?

I love this detail on the huge doors of the Temple.  I am into details.

I am posting more than my share of photos on this one.  Are these flowers just the most beautiful things you have seen?  If you want to see more check out Sarah Winward.  You need to see her blog.  I loved loved loved all of her arrangements!  So fresh and yummy. 

The venue was at the Eldredge Manor.  Sweet red brick home. 
This is my all time favorite ring shot..... ever.

Congratulations!  It seems a great start to a new life together. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ginnie's Gown

I made a reference about my "slight" bride a bit ago.  I think I was happy about how this dress was acting.  It seemed to be easy on me.  Thankfully. 

Well, here are a few images of Ginnie on her wedding day.  I enjoyed working on this project.  It had a lot of lace work, which always gets me in a good mood.  I love watching the lace effortlessly make the bodice structured and smooth. 

Ginnie was an absolute delight.  Talk about a happy attitude.  It seems like that describes all of my brides.  I am lucky. 

The photographer is Jacque Lynn , she also did Abi's photos.  It is great to discover new people and see their work.  I am looking forward to posting more of her beautiful images in a bit.  "In a bit" might mean after the summer season.  Once we all come up for air. 
Hope you are all in a good place.  I have had a wonderful day stitching away.  This new dress I am working on is taking me back to the simple pleasure of one fabric.  Yep, nothing fussy.  Just beautiful silk taffeta.  Working with silk is why I am involved in this pursuit.  I wouldn't be doing it if I couldn't work with these great textiles.  Have you ever listened to the sound of silk taffeta.  It is noisy.  It is noisy in a perfect way.  Listen next time.  Now I really do sound crazy. 

Wishing you well, M

Monday, June 13, 2011

Elie Saab, enough said.

"Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read this quote today and thought of Elie Saab's insanely beautiful gowns.  Here is a small sample of his breathtaking, awe-inspiring, bring tears to my eyes, gowns.  I have no words. 

I love that there is always something better to strive for.  I love that every day I can try harder and never even come close to someone like this.  It is THIS that keeps us all going.  Otherwise, what is the point. 

I so would love to know what inspires you. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer with The Mug

The kids beg to play WII, they also want candy.  The thing they plead for the most is a visit to the canyon's local shaved ice stand, The Mug.  It is finally warm enough to get some shaved ice.  I imagine this will be a bi-weekly thing for us.  Far less than they would want it.  Still a good tradition. 

When I was young, it was "The Purple Turtle".  It is the old school shake place in Pleasant Grove.  You can still get great shakes there and Tater Tots.  Are tater tots a Utah thing?  Okay, my other question.  What are your summer traditions?  I don't want to miss out on anything.  Let me know.