About a year and a half ago, I took a class called "Breaking into Women's Magazines" about how to pitch and get published for that genre. We threw around a lot of ideas and one of mine, after meeting the editor-in-chief of a bridal magazine, was to start a bog called "Waiting for White", to showcase my love of musing about weddings, even though I was nowhere near my own. I explained that most girls wait around for Mr. Right, but the way I saw it, picking the right guy to marry (once I find him) would be easy. Choosing the wedding gown? Next to impossible. Nobody got it.
As many of my friends are pairing off, I'm left wide-eyed at the sidelines to wonder...
Hey, Mensch in Madras, are you out there? Have we met yet, Man of My Dreams?
Your guess is as good as mine.
It's no secret that I love weddings. I've gotten a number of questions about my own dream wedding via Formspring, and I think it's pretty cool that people are already so curious about a part of my life that hasn't even approached yet. I thought it may be fun to do a Waiting for White post, since I never got around to creating that blog anyway. It's the least I can do.
Here's what I am loving lately in the wide world of weddings.
Let's start with bridesmaids. My girlfriends are my everything, and it is my opinion that asking someone to be in your bridal party is a big deal. This request requires something a little extra special. I love this card from Greencard Designs.
I am a total Cookie Monster. I adore this sweet treat from Flour Pot Cookies.
Now, onto the party. I am a firm believer that bottled water should be at every event. I would like my H2O personalized, please!
My parents are known among their friends and mine for not only the parties they plan, but the party favors they give. While not terribly innovative, these Godiva Chocolate Couture favors are so timeless.
Ah, the outfit. How can I resist the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue pump that Carrie popularized in Sex and the City? However, I am much more likely to choose the classic Satin d'Orsay, also well known because of Miss Bradshaw herself.
And, what you've been waiting for... the dress!
Gotcha! No, I'm still waiting for white and rest assured that this Vera Wang beauty is available in ivory. This is the closest to my dream dress (which MUST have at least one bow) that I could find. I have to say that if I fell in love tomorrow and got married next week, I'd be thrilled to wear this. It is very, VERY Teddi.
I could go on and on, and perhaps I will at a later date. I can't wait to fall in love. In the meantime, it sure is fun to dream.