Monthly Archives: September 2011

Real Wedding: Cheryl + Norm in Massachusetts

I am loving this adorable wedding captured by DMPJ By Glen Cooper! Cheryl and Norm were married at the Mass Audubon Habitat in Massachusetts, surrounded by gorgeous foliage and natural landscape elements. Their simple, modern details were emphasized by a color palette of purple, white and subtle orange. I especially love the images of Cheryl and Norm’s touching first look; such a fabulous couple!

Photographer: DMPJ By Glen Cooper
Florist: Jeri Solomon Floral Design
Cake or desserts by: Dessertworks
Linens: Be Our Guest
Calligraphy, Invitation and all stationery Design: Designed by the bride, Cheryl McCaffrey
Band: George Farrell Jazz Band
Wedding Gown: Alix and Kelly
Jewelry: Earrings by Swarovksi, Gold mesh bracelet by J. Crew, 
Silver antique bracelet, Cheryl’s Grandmother’s, Engagement and wedding ring by Jade Moran
Make-up Artist: Chantal Ambroise for Bobbi Brown

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Wedding Inspiration: Google Reader and the “Next” Button

This is something I really wish had discovered during my planning stages. At that time, I was reading TONS of wedding blogs during my lunch breaks, but had to rely on memory for the web addresses and names of blogs that I enjoyed. Enter Google Reader. Now, I am sure many of you already use google reader to categorize and read blog feeds, but do you know about the “next” button? This simple toolbar add on allows you to use google reader, but view the blog post in it’s native format. There are many benefits to this:

  1. The post looks better as in the design the blogger intended than it does in the google reader viewport
  2. You can comment very easily on posts as it takes you to the post page (not the blog main page)
  3. You can easily “pin” images to Pinterest and it will link to that post, not the main blog page
  4. You can easily share the post with the blog’s built in social media icons
  5. You can easily “like” the post on your stumbleupon toolbar

So here is how you do it:

Step 1 – Open your Google Reader

Step Two: Click the settings icon in the upper right corner and then select “reader settings” from the drop down menu as shown.

Step Three: Select the “goodies” tab as shown.

Step Four: Scroll down to the “put reader in a bookmark” section and drag the “next >>” icon, as indicated, to your bookmarks toolbar. Note: You can also use the “select a tag…” drop down to create a custom “next” button for a specific folder of blogs in your reader.

Step Five: Go back to your reader and select a post, opening it in a new tab. When you are finished reading the post, click your new “next” button to move to the next blog in your reading list. Easy!

 So…did you already know about the “next” button? Do you, or will you, use it? Do you have any other blog reading organization tips to share?

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Color Palette Inspiration: Purple, Gray + Marigold

This lovely palette was inspired by the gorgeous painting by Caroline Wright shown in the lower right.  I just love the mix of cool and bright colors, perfect for any chic, modern wedding!

Flowers: Via Style Me Pretty here
Dress: By BHLDN here
Vase: By Kim Westad here
Art: By Caroline Wright here

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