Welcome to Bellwether Thoughts, a blog by Janice Carnevale, owner of Bellwether Events. Janice uses this space to convey her random likes and loves to the tens of people who may be reading. This is not a wedding blog. This is a blog that will allow you to get to know the woman behind the weddings.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

12 by 2012

Updated 12/21/2011

My friend Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY and Breakfast in Bed encouraged me to write this post about 12 goals I want to accomplish by 2012.

Link1. Book 3 more weddings for 2012 Booked 2 - Just need ONE MORE!
2. Go to the gym 24 times I am failing brilliantly at this one!
3. Participate in an ornament swap and a card swap DONE
3 (a). Organize a cookie swap DONE
4. Visit with my cousin Katherine
5. Finish our bathroom remodel - piece of art and a new door
6. Submit the bathroom remodel photos to Design Sponge
7. Properly write about the Shower In A Box
8. Get new speakers for my car (ok this is turning into a to-do list now) DONE
9. Get some video on my website
10. Purge the closets, cabinets and drawers DONE
11. Take inventory of my "wedding stuff"
12. Work on my 2011 taxes (blech) DONE

What are your goals for the rest of 2011?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bridal Market: Anne Barge 2012

My 9/24/11 bride Kate wore an Anne Barge dress that I adored, so I was excited to see what Anne Barge was showing at Bridal Market. And I was not at all disappointed. These two new designs, Waverly and Garner, are smoking hot. Again, see my love for the geometric lines on Waverly. But also check out the awesome sequins on Garner - so interesting!

Awesome photos by Thomas Iannaccone; terrible photos by me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bridal Market: Claire Pettibone Fall 2012: Toile Francais

I fell in love with this blue toile dress from Claire Pettibone at Bridal Market last month. It is not very "me" but it is so innovative and interesting, that I can't help but be drawn to it. I was also lucky enough to meet Claire at her booth at The Piers - such a kind person!

Nice photo by Thomas Iannaccone; ugly phone photos by me.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I love: Punk Rock Bride

I love that Washington DC can boast that it is the home of Punk Rock Bride. I love Stephanie Ward and being able to chat with her at local functions. And I am really in love with the new line. In particular, the two dresses you see below, Meagan and Rachel. The simple silhouettes with the geometric embellishments are so my style.

Terrible phone photos by me, awesome pr photos from Punk Rock Bride.