Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
i'm not exactly looking forward to a 5-hour plane ride with 3 kids, but once we're under those beautiful sunny california skies i know it will be worth it. and here's the type of apparel i'll be enjoying...good bye galoshes hello pretty sandals!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
ok, so there is this commercial i like, its for (i think) kohler fixtures. it shows an attractive hip urban couple meeting with a fancy pants big city architect (you can tell this because he has dark rimmed glasses and is wearing a black turtleneck...). the couple is sitting at the architect's desk and the woman pulls out a faucet fixture and says, "design a house around that." weddings can be just like that. your inspiration can start with just one simple element--often it is a color, but it could be an heirloom piece of jewelry, or even a shoe--and your wedding evolves and grows from there. for me it was the sound of music, ok, not the children dressed in austrian folk costumes (please!) specifically it was maria's wedding dress which is shown for like 40 seconds in the film, but that was enough for me to fall in love.
somewhere on top of one of her many shelves of vases, jane has a peacock feather in her shop. i love it, and wondered about designing a wedding around just that feather. here is my peacock wedding inspiration board...it was hard narrowing down the choices, there is lots of inspiration out there if you just look...
Friday, March 26, 2010
the adorable photos below of cheryl and greg's wedding day are courtesy of hk photography.
Monday, March 22, 2010
elizabeth and robert's wedding on january 16th at woodwinds in branford, ct was exactly what i have imagined--a magical evening lit by candle light (lighting which is, let's face it, very complementing...), warm and intimate.
here are some lovely pictures of rob and liz's special evening courtesy of lam phtotography
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
i'd like to tell you a little about the rest of the people at just for you. some of you may recognize their voices from the phone, others you may have seen (or will see) in the shop, at meetings, deliveries etc.
lynette has been jane's right hand-woman-comic-relief-best-boutonnieres -maker-bookkeeper for many many years. (she's the tall blond drink of water in the center of the photo--ok, she's going to kill me for that comment). none of us call her lynette, only "sis" or "aunt sis". in fact i didn't even know she had a name other than sis for a long time. someone referred to "lynette" and i thought, "who's that?!" she's got a wicked sharp sense of humor and i love being around her.
lindsey ekblade and carolyn rynaski are jane's daughters (far left and second from left respectively in the photo). they sorta have to help jane because she's their mother. truthfully, if it weren't for their flexibility and filling in wherever (and whenever!) needed, things would not run as smoothly as they do.
the baby in jane's arms is ava, jane's first grandchild and lindsey's little girl. she is our just for you mascot and honestly one of the brightest, funniest little girls i have ever met. i just love her. we are currently trying to train her to help with wedding set-up for all those low hard to reach places like under church pews, stuff like that. don't worry, she gets snacks when she does well.
i'm agna, the one on the far right. i started working with jane last fall and over these quiet winter months we've done a lot of planning regarding marketing and pr and general business organization. this blog is just one of the fruits of those meetings/conversations. p.s. i hate my picture in the photo.
i'm saving my "about jane" for another blog entry. stay tuned.
Monday, March 15, 2010
ok, so i'm going there. i'm pretty sure 99.9% of all brides will feel compelled to diet in order to look their best on their wedding day. maybe it's sad, or wrong but it's true. and i'll admit i was one of them. well ladies, just you wait. after having 3 kids i'm here to tell you: YOU LOOK GREAT! your stomach is great and your tush is great so enjoy it while you've got it! trust me.
that said, i've got to wonder about all this scientifically engineered shapewear that's hitting the market. this particular one is called the lytess slimming corrective belt and the makers claim that it has caffeine and shea butter IN THE FABRIC (!) to mobilize fat and moisturize your skin and shave inches off of your torso.
hmmm...the angel on one shoulder is telling me "no way! don't believe it!" but the devil on the other shoulder is saying "quick! get your credit card out. NOW."
you can find more such products at the bliss spa online shop
counter to the grey rainy skies we've had.
Friday, March 12, 2010
that's it for the first post. short and sweet, right? thanks for visiting and please leave comments and stay in touch. we love hearing from you.