{Sundays Songs} The Wedding Song {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

I realize it's no longer Sunday...but I wish it were! It was quite busy around the boutique on Sunday, but I didn't want to miss the chance to post about Angus & Julia Stone. They are one of those artist that I can't tell you how I came upon them, but I like them more and more the further I get into their music....Maybe it could be that they have the kind of music you can just drive to, escape to, clean to, or just lounge around the house to... or it could be that they have that vintage style to them...from their website, to their songs, to their look. And I find it quite appropriate that they have a song titled "The Wedding Song"...do I sense that you could use this as your first dance song? It's a little bit sweet!

The Wedding Song by Angus & Julia Stone
We are gonna build a life together
You and I forever and ever
And we'll, we'll make babies on the beach
Under the stardust
And I'll hear your voice come through the door
A thousand times, maybe more
And I'll smile inside to know you're mine

Do you know how lovely you are?
In the starlight, in the starlight of my heart
Do you know how lovely you are?
In the moonlight, in the moonlight of my heart

We're gonna build a home together
You and I for ever and ever
And we'll, we'll make babies on a beach
Under the stardust
And I'll hear your voice come through the door
A thousand times, maybe more
And I'll smile inside to know you're mine

And I'll wind up every day
Thinking about the way you make me feel
When your lips touch my lips
And I'd crawl inside a cave
Or live somewhere strange
As long as I'm with you
I have got what I need

We are gonna build a life together
You and I for ever and ever
And we'll, we'll make babies on the beach
Under the stardust
And I'll hear your voice come through the door
A thousand times, maybe more
And I'll smile inside to know you're mine
Completely mine

{Saturday Blogging} Ruffled {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

If you haven't noticed, I love pretty much anything vintage inspired, especially when it comes to weddings! So when I came across Ruffled Vintage Settings for Modern Weddings I was instantly hooked! Enjoy!

{Bridal Bliss} Eco-Friendly Seating Chart {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

We just recently mentioned in our last post on how eco-friendly a program and seating chart 'poster' can be instead of printing individual programs and place cards! Bride Lauren emailed me a couple weeks ago asking about place cards when I suggested the poster to her...she then sent me over what her invitation had looked like and we took it from there! The posters allow a lot of creativity and can become very custom for your wedding! They also cost less than half the price to print out individual place cards...which usually just get thrown away!
Lauren will be getting married this weekend... we wish her and Jason much luck! I hope you have a beautiful day!

*{I can't wait to get pictures from the wedding, our seamtress did some amazing bustle work that I can't wait to share with you all!}

Original Invitation that Lauren had sent to me for inspiration for the seating chart:
Seating chart Something Blue created using inspiration from the invite! *Will print out very large! 20x30

{Song Sunday} Love You More. {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

I suppose I didn't realize that the lyrics were so simple to this song. Simple, yet significant. Sometimes that's just all you need to say...
"Love you more than anyone
Love you more than anyone
Love you more in time to come
Love you more"

If you're looking for a good love song to end this beautiful weekend - let it be "Love You More" by Alexi Murdoch

{Saturday Blogging} Elegance & Simplicity {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

With our wedding only 2 weeks away I've been catching up on all my favorite wedding blogs for last minute inspiration!! There's always my favorite stand-bys, Style Me Pretty & Snippet & Ink... but I want to start sharing some of the others I keep tucked away in my Favorites!

I was most inspired by the blog Elegance & Simplicity...well, because those were my favorite words to use while describing our wedding! We've tried to do what we can that keeps the overall budget to a conservative low and doesn't make a lot of waste....all while keeping it elegant!

One of my favorite ideas was making a Ceremony "Poster" in-lieu of ceremony programs... those poor little things just get thrown away! The poster will cut back on wasted paper, ink, and printing energy! And they are so customizable and fun! Can't wait to share pictures of ours with you! Our seating chart is also in 'poster' style, which again saves the waste of 100s of tiny table number cards...that again, just go to waste!

We also had our RSVPs come back in the form of a postcard, which has been a very popular trend! It saves from having to encase the RSVP in an envelope and is about half the postage!

Our favors are something that people can use for a short time and when they are done the glass container can be recycled... or refilled! {Stay tuned to find out what they are!}

My dress is eco-friendly in a way...I bought it as a sample {off-the-rack} so a new one didn't have to be manufactured and shipped. One less imprint on the earth.

Our flowers are simple and quite the vase fillers. We have chosen baby's breath and peony-like roses which have very big blossoms. Some vases will be full of baby's breath and the others the roses. Minimal flowers and arranging them ourselves cuts our floral budget in half, especially when reusing vases from a friends wedding.

Our ceremony & reception location are all in one...saving the need to print extra directions in our invites and excessive driving for guests. {And our wedding location, Royal Park Hotel, just received a Green Lodging Certificate, so that's always an added bonus!}

Our Ring Bearers Tux is a hand-me down and our Flower Girls dress is locally handmade! {Bought at Morgan's Boutique in Downtown Holly}

Our invite set, created by us! Printed on eco-friendly grey paper!

Digital file of our seating chart so far...work in progress...

Royal Park Hotel, Rochester Michigan

Outside the conservatory where our ceremony will be!

Handmade Flower Girls Dress!

{Bridal Bliss} A Special Order {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

So, most of the brides that have purchased their gowns from me aren't getting married until early summer and some even into next year...so it hasn't quite caught up to me that we are not just selling a gown, we are selling an emotion. And emotional me loves a little emotion...like in the form of an email that I received from a Bride today! {She hadn't even bought her dress from me...we weren't open yet back when she bought her gown...she simply came in a few weeks before her wedding and was in need of a veil} I was happy to help her order the perfect shade and length..having no idea how grateful she'd be to us for just helping her order her veil! This has to be the sweetest email!

Nicole, January 2010 I specially ordered my veil through you. I wanted a special style and color veil. You were able to find the perfect style and color veil to match my dress. It matched perfect! I wanted to tell you thank you so much for all your help!
I have recommended your business to everyone that asks about wedding apparel!
I've attached a couple of pictures to share the beautiful day with you!
Thank you again

Here are a some pictures of the GORGEOUS Bride and her handsome Groom!

{Friday Fitness} Ethos Yoga {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan}

Ethos Center for Yoga and Therapeutic Arts is a place that I don't find myself often enough.. but when I do, something almost supernatural happens. I always leave with a great burning sweat, a sense of accomplishment, and more often than not, some good music that I download as soon as I get home. There's nothing like good flow with beating music and sounding breaths!

After booking our wedding photographer, Kel Leigh Coale Photography & Design, in Downtown Holly last spring, I noticed Ethos Yoga Studio and have recommended it highly ever since...And now I'd like to add them as our fitness feature for Friday! If you're looking for a complete body work out, a stress reliever, and a soul enhancer... then you need to visit Ethos! Especially if you are in the midst of wedding planning!!! FIRST TIMERS GET A WEEK FREE! Just go try it!!!

I love this picture taken by Kel Leigh Coale Photography & Design... Showing a full class led by Kathryn Nicolai, owner, in all her glory! They look so peaceful in shavasana!

{Thursday's Treasures} Sawyer Jewelers {Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly MI}

If you haven't noticed, we're trying to theme each day of the week in way that will bring Brides much wedding inspiration! ...or just keep those of us obsessed with weddings in touch! I thought it would be fun to post different items each week that we can catalog order {jewelry, purses, veils} or items that have-been/can-be custom created by local designers, and even inspiration from around the world and top designers!

And as much as I can't wait to show all the different items we can order for you... I have to let you all know about a true treasure, Sawyer Jewelers, in Fenton, MI..."Where sometimes it's okay to throw rocks at girls!"
I finally met Sawyer Jewelers owner, Chip, this morning... they will be participating in Downtown Holly's upcoming Ladies Night Out {May 7th, 5-9pm} ...they are going to have some great incentives in the eco-friendly bag give-away {given to the the first 300 ladies to arrive at Ladies Night Out!} and a great raffle item! Chip is very enthusiastic about his and surrounding communities and I was very happy to get to know him. Look for specials deals between Sawyer Jewelers and Something Blue Bridal Boutique to come soon!
Sawyer Jewelers is located at 101 N Adelaide, Fenton, Michigan