Wedding Guide #1: Molasses and Sea Foam.
Before we dive in here, let me just be clear on one thing: Etsy will ruin your life. Treasury-making, to be specific. I am constantly browsing, marking favorites, lurking to find that perfect inspiration. I dream of treasuries at night. I eat them for breakfast! I have no time to wash my armpits. This is terrible!
Or, perhaps the absolute most perfect thing for a latent art student who hasn’t had a chance to edit photographs together in four years. (Sad!) How you pay $30,000 for this very specialized skill, I’m trying to remember. Point is, these just feel so right!
All my treasuries can be found at the ‘Shopping Guides‘ tab at the top of the page.
However, I’ve started a series of treasuries that I’m especially fond of: curating items for weddings based on varying color schemes. I’ll be featuring these as entries and going in to a little more detail about the products I selected. Why? Because: a) weddings are the most awesome versions of theme parties, ever. and b) every little girl wants a tricked out wedding and if you don’t think so you’re just in denial.
That brings me to #1! Molasses and Sea Foam.
It’s a totally ridiculous combination of textures and tastes, but the whole chocolate and sea salt thing is in right now so I’m feeling pretty good about it. A wedding color scheme with teals, sea foam and turquoise grounded by earthy, brown chocolate is sophisticated, youthful and everything looks just absolutely edible.
Here are some highlights:
This is your wedding dress.
Well, it doesn’t have to be. And I would suggest unless you’re one of the two people I know who are under 5’2″ and weigh less than 110lbs. you probably shouldn’t attempt getting in this XXS dress for fear of explodin’ a beautiful piece of antique clothing. The flounce on the tiered skirt layers starts at about bellybutton height and is childishly adorable – I think some wrist-length lace-finished ladies’ gloves are in order, here.
If you have a major problem with fur (like I do) and a sense of humor (like I do) this one’s a noodle-scratcher. My friend, Kate, has one of these and it is absolutely one of the most sickly fun things to play with. Vintage fur is kind of like getting Grandma’s beautiful engagement ring that you KNOW is from a bad time and place in manufacturing history. So if you’re totally grossed out — sorry, I completely understand. But in the interest of aesthetics, this mink stole (handed down for at least 40 years now) would be an excellent accent in the getaway limo/car/boat when you and your brand new hubby are off to see the world on a whirlwind honeymoon.
Holy found objects, Batman!
This is a really gorgeous collection of vintage jewelry finds all coming together to make one simply charming piece. It’s dainty and feminine while chunky and bold. This covers your something old AND blue. Lucky!
Check back for the next Wedding Planner treasury, featuring… Mustard and Midnight!