Tuesday, March 30, 2010

wedding wednesday ::my wedding::

I have a love/hate relationship with weddings. I love seeing a couple's style shine through their day, I hate being in them & dealing with the idea of perfection that so many brides have.
I love the pretty decor, dancing, drinking, laughing but I hate the over-the-top & at-any-cost emphasis on one day. I love the ceremony when you can see the love and commitment between two people, when it's personal.

Our wedding was planned very quickly, we wanted to get married, so we did. On a farm, with lanterns & live music, dancing & drinking.

Looking back there are so many things that we 'should' have done but we didn't. My dress was a vintage ebay find, $50. I bought the shoes before I bought the dress. my brother was my 'brother of honor'. We dined while sitting in plastic lawn chairs, people stood during our 10 minute ceremony It was perfectly, unpretentiously, imperfect.

Now i'm helping brides with their day, helping by creating eco-friendly and beautiful hair pieces & veils. I'm really excited about this new phase of elSage and can't wait to do more of it. I love the idea of making something for a bride out of recycled/vintage materials.

There is so much excess within the wedding industry I feel good about not participating in that. I think that each piece takes on this nice history too, a story to tell. I find my materials everywhere, from thrift stores to vintage shops to shirts that my husband has worn out. each piece has so much time and love that goes into it. I am a big fan of details and all elSage designs come with special details.

I surprise myself sometimes when i think about the day & want to do it again. It was great, a reflection of our funky simplicity, emphasis on friends, music & drink. It wasn't the best day of my life though, it was the start of the best days, and i believe that's exactly how it should be.

All wedding photos shot by Heather Colwill

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  1. Beautiful Phoebe! What a wonderful post. The pictures are awesome!

  2. Those pics were perfect! I love that Cros was your brother of honor! That was pretty perfect!

  3. That IS exactly how is should be! I always wonder at the people who say it's the best day of your life. I just got married last Sept. It was fabulous! I hope I have lots and lots of days that are even better, however. I LOVE the new blog!

  4. Lovely! Yes I do think many brides today overdo it! Simplicity. I think so many little girls dream of the day that they go overboard in this "all about me" & spending big $$ time we are in. They lose focus on what is more important on that day. YOur pictures are lovely & I like your new items!

  5. thanks everyone, it was fun to go through pictures again and remember the day.