Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Oscars are almost here and I can hardly wait to see all the gorgeous gowns making their way down the aisle - er I mean red carpet. Playing a supporting role in any actress' look for the evening?
Why, the clutch of course! And who else but Judith Leiber to add a little more sparkle to a glamorous night. Here are a few star's I'm hoping to see on their big night . . .
Images via Judith Leiber.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Have you seen this amazing event from Tres LA's Tastemake's dinner?
How can you not be inspired by this tastefully done mod Baroque and fuschia and white color scheme event? For all the details and a few great ideas on how you can incorporate elements of this event into your wedding, click here!
Images by Victor Sizemore via JL Designs Blog.
Monday, February 22, 2010
So you're engaged! Now comes the hard part - figuring out who will be a part of your bridal party.
Bridal parties can range from one maid of honor to several of your best gal pals standing by your side. Small size weddings usually have 1-2 bridesmaids, medium size weddings have 3-4 bridesmaids, and large size weddings have 5 bridesmaids or more.
To ease some stress from your mind, don't feel obligated to ask every female friend to be a part of your wedding. Ask those gals whom you would like to share the happiest moment of your life, but don't feel obligated to ask everyone - a true friend will understand if you do not ask her. If you are a bride with sisters or future sister-in-laws ranks high on your who to ask list. Keep in mind that your bridesmaids will have to agree on the date of the bridal shower, coordinate details of the wedding, and bear the expenses of being a bridesmaid.
Image by Bob Wolfensonvia for Vogue Brazil 2009.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Playful with a touch of whimsy, the European-inspired Patisserie is a a fanciful dream of sweet delights, with a pink decor as sugary as the treats it serves. Centered around a glass-enclosed display kitchen, the Patisserie offers an irresistible selection of cakes, bon bons, chocolates and fruit confections. Bite sized pieces of art displayed in glass domes are a treat for the senses, not to mention a great design concept for your reception or bridal shower!
Sweet dreams, ladies, sweet dreams.
Images via The Bazaar.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This year it’s all about bringing unexpected elements together to create something new and inspiring.
Take for example these stunning images from Jenny Packham. Modern day goddess worthy chiffon gowns look right at home in a rustic setting. Ethereal silk chiffons, old world crystal brooches and time worn textures of the room create a nostalgic, vintage yet modern feel.
So take a look at those things that you once believed would never fit together. The results may just surprise you!
Images via Jenny Packham.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This March, Brooklyn Bride will be host to a small and intimate bridal event featuring 10 amazing vendors over 2 nights! Only 150 tickets will be available each night and the first 100 tickets sold will get a delightful gift bag.
Tickets will be available through Eventbrite, and you can check the Urban Wed blog for more info as it comes!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Get the tips from a number of New York City vendors, including wedding guru Anne Chertoff, who will be sharing her top ten tips for the wedding year. To register, visit www.WeddingSalon.com.
And don't worry big city brides! The Wedding Salon will be coming to Miami and Los Angeles to show you the best in luxury weddings.
Image via The Wedding Salon.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Looking equally at home in the hay fields as she is on the runway, our happy bride shows that you can rusticate in style. No country bumpkins here!
Image from Vogue Nippon by Camilla Akrans via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
There is something so romantic about receiving a fresh arrangements of flowers from your loved one - especially on Valentine's Day! As Vera Wang notes "Flowers represent our inner emotions and transform the everyday into a special occasion. When receiving fresh flowers, it is important to know about basic maintenance and care in order to enjoy your gift to its fullest potential."
Indeed! Myself? I like an arrangement of roses much like the ones in the above image. To keep your flowers as long lasting as your love, keep these helpful tips in mind:
- Remove the outside guard petals. These petals were left on to protect the bloom during shipment.
- Cut 1 inch off the bottom of each stem with a sharp knife or floral scissors and remove any leaves that will come in contact with the water in the vase.
- Fill the vase with tepid water and add 1 packet of flower food.
- Be sure to keep your bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafty areas or high heat to insure a long life.
- To keep your bouquet fresh, re-cut the stems every few days and replace the water with fresh water.
Image via Vera Wang.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Check out the shoot below - from the to die for lighting to the delicate angel wings, it's love at first sight!
Images by Simply Bloom Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
In addition to the grand prize Ultimate Wedding planned and designed by Jo Gartin, and valued at $100,000, contest prizes totaling over $25,000 will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners and 15 honorable mentions.
Now how sweet is that? For all the details, click here.
Image via Crate and Barrel.
Monday, February 8, 2010
On the table were some delicious goodies including a macaron tower, ruffled buttercream cake, and lots of pink candy! To give it a nostalgic feel, they served strawberry milk in "Be Mine" glasses. The ladies from Wiley Valentine designed the beautiful paperie elements for the table for the dessert buffet and Patti Paige of Baked Ideas created the elegant key cupcakes and heart cookies for them. Annabelle of Belathee Photography stopped by and captured these gorgeous photographs.
Images by Annabelle of Belathee Photography via Sweet Designs.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I fell in love with these keys not because they are Tiffany & Co, but because of the brilliantly simple concept of their ad campaign. These delightful charms are a wonderful take on unlocking any gal's heart, and just in time for Valentine's Day. But beyond just purchasing a key for your gal (note to my gal pals - accidentally email him above image!), how about working this creative idea into your wedding.
With the rise of vintage inspired weddings, wouldn't it be lovely to find some well loved and well worn keys and recreate this concept like your engagement announcement or keepsake favor?
Ladies, how would you commemorate your Prince finding the key to your heart?
Image via Tiffay & Co.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Looking for that special little number for your Valentine's Day date? Well, the fab gals at Thread Social wanted to deck you out in style without breaking the bank!
From now until February 14th, receive 20% off all dresses when you enter "LOVE" at checkout. But if I were you, I would get to their site now to get my hands on the first pick of these fab frocks, not to mention needing a little bit of time to find the perfect accessories to go with said frocks.
Celebrating love and great fashion sense? I do!
Image via Thread Social.
Monday, February 1, 2010
For any bride planning a wedding, inspiration boards are one of the most useful, not to mention pretty ways to help imagine your wedding.
That's why I know you'll love Style Me Pretty's The Style Circle, a community of fabulous. It's a place where brides, grooms and wedding junkies can rub elbows with one another, inspiring perfect wedding details and forever chic ideas.
One of the many features I love at The Style Circle? Their user friendly inspiration board maker. What better way to spend a lazy day than browsing through hundreds of user created inspiration boards or sign up and create your own!
To help kick off this month celebrating love, here's inspiration board created by Brancoprata: