If you peruse the wedding blogosphere frequently (like me!) than you have probably heard about Handmade Weddings. And if you have heard about it than this post will be old news. But for those that haven't heard or for those still aching to get a copy, well this post will surely spark your fancy. I couldn't resist any longer and yesterday I picked up my own copy of Handmade Weddings.
This book is the definition of beauty and inspiration is just gushing out of it (the cover image alone makes me giddy with excitement)! Of course I had seen a handful of teaser pictures but now that I have the whole thing to myself, I can see what all the talk was about. Not only has each project been crafted to perfection but the styling and photography that goes along with it are stunning! I want to curl up and flip through this book over and over and just soak up all the gorgeousness.
And the best part is that you don't have to be planning a wedding to appreciate this book. Any handmade craft lover will appreciate the projects and can use the ideas as inspiration for parties or just for beautifying your everyday life. For me, this book is a must-have and I know that I will be referring to it for years to come. Here are a few pictures to get you excited!
Have you dropped everything and ran out to buy it yet? The book is published by Chronicle Books and you can buy it on their website, as well as a bunch of other places.
There are a couple of reasons why this book is so utterly fabulous, one of them being that the girls from Hello!Lucky (Eunice & Sabrina Moyle) and Shana Faust collaborated on it. If you haven't heard of Shana Faust yet (she is a stylist and former editor of Martha Stewart Weddings) than spend some time checking out her website. Her work is so beautiful it practically brings me to tears. Seriously, I have an emotional reaction to it. Her work inspires me so much!
Other than all the beauty that the photographs provide, there are a few logistical things that make the book really work. First, I like how the book is organized by wedding styles. So certain projects are recommended for certain weddings, the six styles being: Retro Homespun, Girly Romantic, Happy Graphic, Organic Minimal, Modern Classic, and Found. Obviously you can mix and match but it was a nice way to organize ideas and make it easier for the reader. Second, the girls offer advice on variations to each project so you can execute things a bit differently if need be. And finally, they highlight the fonts they use in each project! Now this feature I absolutely loved. Many times I find myself wondering about a particular font that I've come across. Here there was no wondering because they list them under "materials and tools." I was thrilled to see Nelly Flourish and Strangelove Text highlighted (two fonts that me and my font buddies have highlighted in these past few weeks here and here).
So what are your thoughts on Handmade Weddings? Do you have the book yet? Are you as excited about it as me?