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If you’re wondering where the heck i’ve gone, i’d like to direct your attention to my Pinterest board which is where i’ll be posting my wedding inspiration from now on. The site is much easier to use; i think you’ll like it. :)

If you’re wondering where the heck i’ve gone, i’d like to direct your attention to my Pinterest board which is where i’ll be posting my wedding inspiration from now on. The site is much easier to use; i think you’ll like it. :)

Another umbrella photo. Love the black-and-white theme :)

Another umbrella photo. Love the black-and-white theme :)

LOVE these dark hydrangeas! This photo gallery also has deep purplish red tulips and anemones - gorgeous!

LOVE these dark hydrangeas! This photo gallery also has deep purplish red tulips and anemones - gorgeous!

I kinda want to buy a big black umbrella just for photos. And because - hey, it could rain.

I kinda want to buy a big black umbrella just for photos. And because - hey, it could rain.

I’d like to put little arrangements like this on some of the tables. B&w anemones with pale green flowers.

I’d like to put little arrangements like this on some of the tables. B&w anemones with pale green flowers.

We tasted a lot of cake yesterday and we’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of vendors that we want to talk to. I’m way excited - it’s going to be beautiful *and* delicious!

We tasted a lot of cake yesterday and we’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of vendors that we want to talk to. I’m way excited - it’s going to be beautiful *and* delicious!

I believe i’ve found shoes for my bridesmaids, and they look a little something like this (minus the sparkles).

I believe i’ve found shoes for my bridesmaids, and they look a little something like this (minus the sparkles).

Love the handwritten type on this invite, pointed out to me by @chimes

Love the handwritten type on this invite, pointed out to me by @chimes

I’d love to have the invites printed on cotton paper - though maybe not as rough as this. I wonder how much more expensive that would be…

I’d love to have the invites printed on cotton paper - though maybe not as rough as this. I wonder how much more expensive that would be…

I really love these green flowers - hydrangeas? I never would have thought i’d love green flowers.

I really love these green flowers - hydrangeas? I never would have thought i’d love green flowers.

I finally did some dress shopping on my birthday. I went to one shop here in Des Moines and tried on probably a dozen dresses. They wouldn’t let us take pictures, sadly, but these are the official photos of the five we liked best.

None of them were quite perfect, and all were a trifle expensive. I have a really good idea of what i want now though, i think…

I finally did some dress shopping on my birthday. I went to one shop here in Des Moines and tried on probably a dozen dresses. They wouldn’t let us take pictures, sadly, but these are the official photos of the five we liked best.

None of them were quite perfect, and all were a trifle expensive. I have a really good idea of what i want now though, i think…

I’ve been thinking about flowers lately, and i’ve come to realize that while calla lilies are pretty, there are a lot of other flowers out there that are also very beautiful. And this in turn has made me realize that i might have to re-think the color palette, depending on which flowers i go with. Because the flowers will be the main source of color in the wedding.

I’ve been thinking about flowers lately, and i’ve come to realize that while calla lilies are pretty, there are a lot of other flowers out there that are also very beautiful. And this in turn has made me realize that i might have to re-think the color palette, depending on which flowers i go with. Because the flowers will be the main source of color in the wedding.

This is a gorgeous up-do, but i still think i want my hair mostly down.

This is a gorgeous up-do, but i still think i want my hair mostly down.

Beautiful cake! Except that i really don’t like the different tier and ribbon thicknesses. But i love the white tiers with black ribbon, the single embellished tier and the fresh flowers.

Beautiful cake! Except that i really don’t like the different tier and ribbon thicknesses. But i love the white tiers with black ribbon, the single embellished tier and the fresh flowers.

I want my bridesmaids to wear cute little boleros over their black dresses. The challenges will be: 1. finding someone who can make them for an affordable sum, and 2. matching the color, if i decide to go with my dark fuchsia. (Thank you, Kelly, for teaching me how to spell fuchsia correctly). Oh, and i love the organza flowers. <3

I want my bridesmaids to wear cute little boleros over their black dresses. The challenges will be: 1. finding someone who can make them for an affordable sum, and 2. matching the color, if i decide to go with my dark fuchsia. (Thank you, Kelly, for teaching me how to spell fuchsia correctly). Oh, and i love the organza flowers. <3

If you&#8217;re wondering where the heck i&#8217;ve gone, i&#8217;d like to direct your attention to my Pinterest board which is where i&#8217;ll be posting my wedding inspiration from now on. The site is much easier to use; i think you&#8217;ll like it. :)

If you’re wondering where the heck i’ve gone, i’d like to direct your attention to my Pinterest board which is where i’ll be posting my wedding inspiration from now on. The site is much easier to use; i think you’ll like it. :)

Another umbrella photo. Love the black-and-white theme :)

Another umbrella photo. Love the black-and-white theme :)

LOVE these dark hydrangeas! This photo gallery also has deep purplish red tulips and anemones - gorgeous!

LOVE these dark hydrangeas! This photo gallery also has deep purplish red tulips and anemones - gorgeous!

I kinda want to buy a big black umbrella just for photos. And because - hey, it could rain.

I kinda want to buy a big black umbrella just for photos. And because - hey, it could rain.

I&#8217;d like to put little arrangements like this on some of the tables. B&amp;w anemones with pale green flowers.

I’d like to put little arrangements like this on some of the tables. B&w anemones with pale green flowers.

We tasted a lot of cake yesterday and we&#8217;ve got it narrowed down to a couple of vendors that we want to talk to. I&#8217;m way excited - it&#8217;s going to be beautiful *and* delicious!

We tasted a lot of cake yesterday and we’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of vendors that we want to talk to. I’m way excited - it’s going to be beautiful *and* delicious!

I believe i&#8217;ve found shoes for my bridesmaids, and they look a little something like this (minus the sparkles).

I believe i’ve found shoes for my bridesmaids, and they look a little something like this (minus the sparkles).

Love the handwritten type on this invite, pointed out to me by @chimes

Love the handwritten type on this invite, pointed out to me by @chimes

I&#8217;d love to have the invites printed on cotton paper - though maybe not as rough as this. I wonder how much more expensive that would be&#8230;

I’d love to have the invites printed on cotton paper - though maybe not as rough as this. I wonder how much more expensive that would be…

I really love these green flowers - hydrangeas? I never would have thought i&#8217;d love green flowers.

I really love these green flowers - hydrangeas? I never would have thought i’d love green flowers.

I finally did some dress shopping on my birthday. I went to one shop here in Des Moines and tried on probably a dozen dresses. They wouldn&#8217;t let us take pictures, sadly, but these are the official photos of the five we liked best.

None of them were quite perfect, and all were a trifle expensive. I have a really good idea of what i want now though, i think&#8230;

I finally did some dress shopping on my birthday. I went to one shop here in Des Moines and tried on probably a dozen dresses. They wouldn’t let us take pictures, sadly, but these are the official photos of the five we liked best.

None of them were quite perfect, and all were a trifle expensive. I have a really good idea of what i want now though, i think…

I&#8217;ve been thinking about flowers lately, and i&#8217;ve come to realize that while calla lilies are pretty, there are a lot of other flowers out there that are also very beautiful. And this in turn has made me realize that i might have to re-think the color palette, depending on which flowers i go with. Because the flowers will be the main source of color in the wedding.

I’ve been thinking about flowers lately, and i’ve come to realize that while calla lilies are pretty, there are a lot of other flowers out there that are also very beautiful. And this in turn has made me realize that i might have to re-think the color palette, depending on which flowers i go with. Because the flowers will be the main source of color in the wedding.

This is a gorgeous up-do, but i still think i want my hair mostly down.

This is a gorgeous up-do, but i still think i want my hair mostly down.

Beautiful cake! Except that i really don&#8217;t like the different tier and ribbon thicknesses. But i love the white tiers with black ribbon, the single embellished tier and the fresh flowers.

Beautiful cake! Except that i really don’t like the different tier and ribbon thicknesses. But i love the white tiers with black ribbon, the single embellished tier and the fresh flowers.

I want my bridesmaids to wear cute little boleros over their black dresses. The challenges will be: 1. finding someone who can make them for an affordable sum, and 2. matching the color, if i decide to go with my dark fuchsia. (Thank you, Kelly, for teaching me how to spell fuchsia correctly). Oh, and i love the organza flowers. &lt;3

I want my bridesmaids to wear cute little boleros over their black dresses. The challenges will be: 1. finding someone who can make them for an affordable sum, and 2. matching the color, if i decide to go with my dark fuchsia. (Thank you, Kelly, for teaching me how to spell fuchsia correctly). Oh, and i love the organza flowers. <3

About:

I'm Steph, and this is my little space for keeping all of the photos i find inspiring as i plan my Des Moines, Iowa wedding for the spring of 2011. I'd be very happy to get some input on the things i post! I'm also on the lookout for nice venues in Des Moines, so if you know of any please drop me a line.

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