Friday Faves: Blogs We Loved This Week

Brrrrrr… the temps have dropped significantly in Chicago, so I hope you’re staying warm! I’m at Starbucks nursing my cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte… It’s time to recap some of the blog posts that caught my eye this week!

…I’ve seen post after post about New York Bridal Market Week, but this post on Junebug Weddings was the first one that really made me stop and stare. The Kenneth Pool Spring 2011 collection featured an abundance of gorgeous trumpet and mermaid silhouettes (my fave!) and feminine embellishments. What do you get when you combine ruffles + ruching + crystals? Hello gorgeous…

… Go behind the scenes for a peak at how the cakes featured in Martha Stewart Weddings mag are created, starting with… Styrofoam dummy cakes!

… I’m in love with this Tennessee wedding with a stunning “open air country cathedral”, shot by The Collection.

… This post about Specialized Savings Accounts really made me pause and think… the husband and I have talked about setting aside a special “pet fund” for our Gia versus purchasing pet insurance.

… I have this bizarre interest in birthing stories, so I was enraptured with my friend Jenny’s (aka Geek in Heels) account, see parts 1, 2 and 3. Spoiler: She pushed for a mere 5 minutes!