Wedding Diary: Is this the dress?

It’s a really magical feeling when your mildly desperado-seeming Pinterest boards can be pinned to without an ounce of guilt. I imagine it’s the opposite of the feeling one of my best friends felt when she practically cleaned out our local Chapters Indigo’s wedding magazine section a few days after I got engaged. She claims they noticed her ringless fingers; I claim she’s got a little bit of single gal paranoia 😉

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I’m really a details person, so now that the big things have been locked down (Date: June 6, 2015; Church: check!; Venue: check!), it’s really my time to shine and be ridiculously excited about planning. As much as I want to use Pinterest during my planning process, it’s also really important to me that there’s a surprise and wow factor when people walk into the wedding. As a result, my real wedding board is a secret one, accessible only to a few of my girlfriends. Don’t worry – I’ll be keeping you all updated on the planning process and have a few special posts and collaborations planned with my fellow blogger brides-to-be in the coming months! Also, how cute is that little wedding countdown clock above? It was a gift from one of our couple pals and it’s one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen.

Here are a few things that have caught my eye so far:

Stephanie Fusco - Wedding Inspiration Board - Gold & Bows

The Dress:
I got doubly lucky since the week after I got engaged was Bridal Fashion Week. This Amsale beauty called Quinn caught my eye on Instagram immediately – it has the lace and tulle I’d love to incorporate and is the silhouette I feel will look best on me. As a bust gal, I know strapless is pretty much out of the question, both for modesty and practicality’s sake. This sweetheart neckline with a lace overlay is the best of both worlds. The skirt could be made a bit fuller with an underlay and the fit-and-flare is my go-to shape to show off my figure. Could this be the dress? [Don’t worry – I’m not going to put all my eggs in one basket just yet. With Kleinfeld opening up at Hudson’s Bay in early 2014 there is lots of dress shopping yet to come!]

The Shoes:
I was innocently perusing the new Jimmy Choo spring & resort collections when this glittering shoe stopped me in my tracks. Yes, they’re almost $4k…but a girl can dream, right? The Jimmy Choo Trina Pointy Toe Jewel Pump is at the top of my shoe wishlist.

Photobooth Props:
IMO, it’s not a real party without a photobooth. I love the lightheartedness and whimsy a photobooth brings to a party. There’s something about the presence of props that loosens people right up. This rhinestone lips prop from BCBG (and the moustache, of course) is the classy-yet-fun type of prop I’d love to have at our wedding. And also just in my bag of fun items to enjoy when I’m feeling silly.

The Cake Topper:
This cake topper was another Instagram find. This Floating Script Topper by Little Cat Design Co. is the perfect combination of luxe and lighthearted. I love that it’s completely custom and a complete departure from the usual bride and groom (or other pair of creatures) or cluster of flowers we usually see on top of wedding cakes.

Bow Details:
Let it be known: I’m big on bows. In case you hadn’t noticed. I love the idea of incorporating the classic bow into our wedding but want to avoid the “adorable” (as my wedding was described in the all-staff email that went out announcing my engagement) trap. This unexpected use of the bow as a napkin shape is anything but twee

Which details are you most curious about? What was your favourite part of planning your wedding? Let me know in the comments!