Friday Favors + a Surprise Song

orchid-bouquet blue wedding dress

Happy Friday – and the first week of 2012! Nothing like the start of a brand new year to get you all excited and inspired!! We have so many amazing weddings and DIYs lined up for January, I can’t even wait to share them all with you lovelies! And I also wanted to say welcome to all those newly engaged couples who are starting their wedding planning – such an exciting time + we are happy you found our site! :) Ok, now for some of my faves from this past week…

• Totally obsessed with this wild orchid bouquet designed by Amy Osaba and photographed by Jose Villa – and speaking of Jose, did you see we shared some photos from Jose’s recent wedding the other week! So lovely…

• Isn’t this vintage beaded bow super glam?

• A teal blue ruffled dress??!! Love it and the styling by Jill La Fleur is gorgeous as well as photos by Simply Bloom (see the entire shoot here)

If you missed it, last week I shared some of my favorites from 2011. Such fun posts to put together as we had so many amazing weddings + inspiration shoots that we shared here on GWS this past year…tough to pick my favorites! :) But here they are…

• Favorite Engagement Sessions from 2011 (great ideas for your own engagement photos!)

• My Favorite Wedding Inspiration from Movies + Music of 2011

• My Favorite Wedding DIY Details of 2011

• My Favorite Wedding Fashion Moments from 2011

• Top 10 Tips to Throw a DIY Wedding (great advice for all you newly engaged!)

And since it’s Friday, I love ending the week with a sweet video. Today’s video is pretty amazing! It’s not a proposal or wedding though, it’s an adorable couple that has been married for a few years now :) Spencer is a photographer (and turns out singer!) from Minnesota. He did this as a surprise for his wife. There was nothing she wanted more and her reaction is completely real + pretty awesome! The song is written and played by Spencer Combs and is called YOU…Happy Friday!