Thursday, September 30, 2010

High Buns

To achieve this crowning glory {from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2011 Collection} take a few style notes from Orlando Pita: “Grace Kelly wore this style for her wedding. There’s this exaggerated volume in the hair because the dresses are quite big; we wanted the hair to be proportional.” To achieve the look, Pita and his team wrapped models’ hair—parted down the center—around a sponge-like doughnut shape for perfectly rounded, oversized buns.

A classic, regal, timeless high bun worn by the likes of Grace Kelly and now you.

Image from Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 Collection by Benjamin Lowy

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Make A Grand Entrance

Wouldn't you love to walk down such a staircase for your very own grand entrance?

Image via Bienenkiste.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Details at Dolce & Gabbana

As if a runway collection full of gorgeous lace designs wasn't enough, just check out these expertly crafted details at Dolce and Gabbana's Spring 2011 collection. Perfect for any bride and sure to put a sparkle in every gal's eye.

Image by Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW via Vogue.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chanel: From Inspiration to Reality

The staircase at the Chanel Haute Couture 2009 spring show set the stage for a grand backdrop in real couple Karen + Richard's wedding. Seriously, seeing is believing . . .



Thank you so much to Karen + Richard for the inspiration, Carolyn Chen at The Special Day, and to Samuel Lippke for the amazing photographs!

Images via Chanel and Samuel Lippke Studios.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fab Frocks Friday: Timeless

Image via Tumblr.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Style Inspiration: The Great Gatsby

All the decadence of grand baubles, sumptuous fur stoles, feminine frocks in vintage creams and neutrals, retro waves, and delicate lace kid gloves. Fascinating time, the Great Gatsby era, and quite the style inspiration, I should say.

And if you and your best gals decide to take it upon yourselves to recreate such a grand ol' time {bachelorette party}, then who are we to object?

Images by Jamie Isaia.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday: YSL

YSL cage booties with a little DIY style mixed in. Completely luxe and completely romantic.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011

Exquisite details from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2011 show hearken back to the glamorous days of Grace Kelly.

Images via

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fab Frocks Friday: Details at Marchesa

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Michael C. Fina Diamond Dash!

Ladies, if you like diamonds {and I think that's all of us} the you will love Michael C. Fina's Diamond Dash. Michael C. Fina and TACORI, leaders in the jewelry and bridal industry, have partnered to host their second annual diamond scavenger hunt in Manhattan on September 25, 2010 at 12:00 noon entitled the “Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure™.”

So here's how it works: after receiving clues sent to their cell phones, dashers will travel between various destinations in New York. At each location they will be asked to take a photograph of themselves in front of the dash signage and send a code via text message. Valuable information will then be triggered which will help them solve a puzzle. The first five teams to correctly solve the puzzle after visiting all the dash locations will be finalists. Then, these finalists will compete in one last challenge for the grand prize.

The winning couple wins a gorgeous handcrafted Tacori engagement ring setting, matched with a Tacori Diamond, valued at approximately $20,000, and a five-day honeymoon to the Aventura Spa Palace, in the heart of the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean. The dash will culminate with a once-in-a-lifetime live marriage proposal! All participants will also win prizes from other partners, such as Ron Ben-Israel Cakes and NewlyWish.

And ladies, even if you are not the lucky winner of the grand prize, there is still a ton of goodies to be had from industry heavy weights including Bridal Reflections, Mionetto, Once Upon a Bride, Matthew Robbins and more by purchasing raffle tickets. All proceeds will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Image via Michael C. Fina.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Real Wedding: Jennifer + Anthony Same-Day Edit | Onyx Cinema

I am absolutely thrilled to share this real wedding same-day edit with all my lovely readers. I've know Jennifer and Anthony since my first few days in college and describing them as the perfect couple is very much an understatement. It has been an absolute honor to be a witness to their love and devotion, even more so when they tied the knot one glorious summer day.

The wedding? Sheer perfection captured in a truly grand fashion by the brilliant team over at Onyx Cinema.

Seriously, don't you just love when your friends get married? Congratulations Jennifer + Anthony!

Video by Onyx Cinema.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday: Florals + Flats

If high heels aren't your thing, how about these floral oxfords?

Image via I Believe in Fairy Tales.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jenny Yoo Sample Sale!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fab Frocks Friday: Fashion Week

Yes ladies - it's fashion week, where nothing but your best couture will do. Aren't you so excited to see what all the designers have dreamed up?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fashion Week and Fashion Shows

It's Fashion Week and you've got a front row seat to the prettiest show in town, courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings and Jacki at Merci New York! Divine gowns from the likes of Lanvin, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Melissa Sweet and more, take center stage in a fashion show that is sure to set your heart aflutter.

Check out the swoon worthy images below . . .

Heaven, surely I am in heaven.

Images from Martha Stewart Weddings and Merci New York.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I L.O.V.E Flowers

This centerpiece idea is entirely too cute to pass up! For all you DIY brides just itching to try this out for their own wedding, you can get these lovely cups (pun intended) over at Anthropologie. And while you're there, perhaps a his and hers monogrammed set as well?


Images by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday: Chanel

Tufted muted teal sofas and rosette pink Chanel heels. Perfect accents for your wedding day.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fab Frocks Friday: Lace + Labor Day

Aren't you loving that lace is showing up all over the place? Step in to any boutique and you're bound to run into this most romantic of materials. Here's Stella McCartney's take - perfect for Labor Day, weddings and just about everything else.

Links for the weekend . . . that is if you're not busy with Labor Day festivities:
Image by Hanneli Mustaparta.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Balcony Scene

I just love myself a grand balcony complete with French doors and ornate facades. It's perfect for acting out all my wildly romantic Romeo and Juliet style fantasies. Wouldn't you agree?

Image via Patterson Maker.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just Dance!

Picked up the September issue of Brides? Inside are some helpful hits on a bride's guide to the perfect music for the big day. Without a doubt, the right music can make your wedding reception and have your guests dancing all night long.
Here's another thing to keep in mind this when you're picking out the songs and creating the playlists for you day - you will most likely be inviting guest of all ages to your wedding. The current top 40 hits will be great numbers for your younger guests to boogie down to, but don't leave your older guests quietly tapping their feet underneath the tables. Find age friendly songs that both the older and younger sets will know and I guarentee you will have your guests of all ages shimmy and shaking all night long.

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