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Small Wedding Sass


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Small Wedding Sass | A Practical WeddingI love this quote from this amazing conceptual invite suite for a in-home wedding featured by Oh So Beautiful Paper:

“The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade, and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own. “Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business.” But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the predictions, the confidences of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.” – Jane Austen, from Emma

Sigh. It makes me want to have a small wedding at home.

Now, I know Oscar Wilde* must have written something almost as eloquent and twice as clever about weddings, if I can just lay my hands on it….

**Update! This is the invitation for Emma in the previous post. I had no idea! How cool!**

You must go see the invite suite, found via the excellent Cevd at Pretty Pretty Paper
* Because if you think about it, I’m sure it’s obvious that I love Oscar Wilde’s writing. I’ve even lipstick-kissed his grave in Paris.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://beautifulpaper.typepad.com/ nole

    Thanks Meg! Also, the lovely Emma – sporting a ban.do in your previous post – is the same Emma from these invitations. She married my good friend Mike Fusco in New York a couple of weeks ago. As I’m sure you can tell, the invitations totally match their personalities!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    No way! That’s so funny… I had no idea!

  • Sara

    Love this wedding! Does Emma have a blog where we can see more pics, or are you able to post more about this wedding here? :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    I’ll do my best Sara!

  • http://beautifulpaper.typepad.com nole

    I don’t think Mike and Emma have posted many additional photos from the wedding just yet. Mike’s website can be found here, and Emma’s blog here – there’s one other self-portrait, but that’s it at the moment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206689296805893265 east side bride

    super. cool.

  • Samantha

    What is the Oscar Wilde quote?!