I have a confession. I was never much interested in weddings growing up. Sure, I looked through a brides magazine once or twice and considered what dress I'd wear from there, but I wasn't one of those girls with an organizer and a 5 year plan. I was very aware of the fact that my taste will change from 6 years old to 16 to 26, so I never bothered.
I wasn't even really interested in weddings when I started making invitations and ketubot. For all I knew, everything was horrible Judaica art and mass-produced flat print invites, all the dresses were garish corsets, the venues giant party halls and the music shrill eastern music. I know, what a horrible vision.
I think it was 6 months after I started designing papercut ketubot that I started browsing wedding blogs. I've become more and more romantic ever since, and put serious thought into how I'd like my wedding to be - with all the inspiring photos and ideas, how could I not?! I have opinions! About wedding colors, and dresses, and venues, and flowers! Say what?! I even teared up once or twice looking at pictures of happy couples and playing the most gorgeous wedding videos (who knew such hollywood magic was reachable!) that seem as if they were taken in a dream, with glittering light and starry-eyed lovers. Aww, I want that!
Last night, after spending an hour browsing through my favorite wedding blogs - the reigning queen of which now is Once Wed - I've come to terms with the fact that Yes, I've been bitten by the wedding bug. Never thought it'd happen to me.
The concept I'm a big fan of at the moment is a DIY backyard wedding. If that backyard borders on a wood or meadow. It's budget conscious, it's personal, and it's romantic. Love.
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