Friday, July 9, 2010

Two Web Belles: Inflate Before Reading

1. Whether you're a seasoned gardening pro or still have trouble keeping indoor plants alive, be sure to check out Botantical Paperwork's assortment of plantable paper goods, which include invitations, place cards, favors, and so much more. What really had us wanting for some green thumb action were the confetti pieces that also sprout wildflowers. The seeded bits come in soft pastel petal shapes that are totally worthy of an eco-chic send-off for you and your groom.

2. We sorta squealed with delight when we spotted this balloon save the date on Green Wedding Shoes. It's a just plain cool idea, by FPO. (The graphic design company doesn't have a huge amount of wedding materials posted on their site, but what the do have is funky, original, and smile-inducing) The stark white text on the deep red balloon makes it interesting visually, and the balloon it self was a nod to the short film, "The Red Balloon," which reminded the couple of their engagement in Paris. This fun concept will definitely have their wedding guests talking.

3. DC Brides, are you still cake-less? Creative Cakes in Silver Spring is hosting a cake tasting open house Sunday, July 18th at 12-3pm. We've said it before but large scale events like these are by far the best way to gauge a vendor's skill at preparing something spectacular for a crowd. Plus, free cake! Are there any two sweeter words we could say to you early on a Friday? If you can't make it next weekend, Creative Cakes hosts these events monthly - so save room for dessert.

4. So we're slowly but surely joining the Japanese masking tape obsession. You can find tons of ideas on how to use these around the web, where crafters have come up with about a million ways to use the tapes for sprucing up your walls, furniture, papers, envelopes...and honestly anything else you can get your hands on long enough. They come in so many colors and patterns, so they can be used in conjunction with stamps and craft punches to fit into any theme you want. If we take the plunge and buy some, will we still have time for all of our reality TV viewing?

5. We were just feeling like this should be a fuschia accessory kind of Friday. While the brightness might seem too overwhelming for some to wear right off the bat, these smaller items help to distinguish an outfit without overpowering your look. From left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs acetate and rubber watch via PoshPosh; bib necklace from Etsy seller Cloverbelle; and, Tapeet leather sandals via NET-A-PORTER.

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