Friday, January 15, 2010

This Little Light of Mine

Today was one of those winter days where gloomy clouds clung determinedly to the sky from dawn-to-dusk making the entire period overcast and dark (or well, I assume, as I didn't actually see dawn...)

Michele M. Waite

After such a day, I'd love to find myself surrounded by glowing candles, their light softly flickering and casting comforting shadows around the room.

Mark Wallis via Style Me Pretty

These photos perfectly capture the warmth candles bring to darkness, something I'm certainly craving tonight.

Photogen Inc.

For me, this weekend's plan include a bit of work, but I am hoping there will be some time for play too. Whatever your weekend plans hold, I hope you find time for play as well!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

{Early} Moments- Final Mirror Check

It has been quite a while since we last looked at {Early} Moments, a part of the Moments series, but so far we've seen images of the bride as she has her makeup done, as she is helped into her wedding dress, and as she applies the finishing touches to her look by securing hair accessories, jewelry, and shoes. Yet in this process of getting ready, there is one step we've not yet seen.

I don't know about you, but I must admit almost anytime I leave the house, I try to take a quick glance in the mirror to ensure nothing about my appearance is out of place. On a wedding day, this look in the mirror holds even greater importance.

It is more than simply making sure your look is put together and straightening anything that is askew. It is taking in the day as you realize where all your preparation has lead you and also reflecting on where you are headed. It is truly seeing yourself as a bride.

For this reason, the images that follow-- bride's taking time for a final mirror check-- seem to be a natural conclusion to all the other {Early}Moments.