champion stamp co. at 432 west 54th st in manhattan sells hundreds and hundreds of vintage us stamps for all occasions. they are always in mint condition of course and they have large quantities in stock at all times. check out their catalog on-line or stop by their store (where you can spend hours, as i did, trying to pick out the perfect stamps for your wedding invitations!). you can also place an order via phone or email.
here are some of the pretty botanical themed ones that i picked out for my invitations/rsvps (i will post my invitations later sometime):
some other beautiful ones i came across in their catalog as well:
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
in my research for a calligrapher in the nyc area, i came across Enzo & Ziti, a small stuido in manhattan owned by Gabriel Pereira. his work is amazing and he is still reasonably priced, as they are new to the market and not as established as some of his competitors, but you would never know from the quality and expertise of his work.
Enzo & Ziti was named after his two beloved dogs: a retired racing greyhound (enzo) and a energetic jack russell (ziti). how sweet.
i've commissioned gabriel to calligraph my table number coasters (click here).
below are some samples:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
marchesa dresses are so ethereal. just takes my breath away.
there's also the marchesa bridal collection, available at bergdorf goodman.
above is the wedding dress that georgina chapman of marchesa designed for coleen mcloughlin's nuptials to wayne rooney, football player for manchester united (via OK! magzine)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
i first came across these modern and absolutely beautiful ring bearer pillows on two of my favorite bridal sites: stylemepretty and thebridescafe , and i knew that i had to have one. each pillow is hand made by Anna Whitford, a designer from the UK, who, in addition to being so talented, was such a pleasure to work with. the proof is in the final product - meticulously handcrafted with sheer perfection. as i told anna (and as she posted on her blog, haha), i could not stop staring at it when i received it - so beautiful.
i custom ordered a lime green suede primrose design on cream dupioni silk with grey petal underlay and a matching grey ribbon. anna has made this color combination part of her regular collection of pillows, but there are many other color combinations to choose from, including orders customized to your wedding colors! check out anna's exquisite ring pillow collection here: anna whitford and her blog.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
i found these beautiful letterpressed coasters (the perfect green shade that i am planning to incorporate in other elements for my wedding), designed and letterpressed by the very talented Krista at Papered Together. i plan on using them as table number cards......and now i just need to find a calligrapher who can write the table numbers onto them (top above the image).
i realize that the quantity for table number cards is not large, so rather than shipping them to a calligrapher in another state, i should probably find a calligrapher in nyc where i live....the search for a calligrapher in nyc begins.....anyone know of one?
i am getting married at the end of august in the hudson valley, ny area and am full speed ahead (after much procrastination!) with the planning. i decided to start this blog to document my wedding planning adventures, with all it's many details....here we go....