Friday, July 31, 2009

Fab Frocks Friday: A Must Sea Dress

Whether your style is a little classic or a little untamed, this Oscar de la Renta fab frock looks decidedly perfect. After all ladies, the dress doesn't wear you - you wear the dress.

Image courtesy of Neiman Marcus and W Magazine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oh Good Reef!

Uniform favors are always tried and true, but for an extra kick of style, how about showcasing your favors in thematically similar wrapping paper like these ones here from the imaginative mind of Rebecca Thuss?

While your location, flowers, colors play a definite role in creating your reception environment, so too will your favors if you infuse a little personality into them. Imagine, if you will, an unexpected display of brightly colored gifts decorating your reception tables and inviting your guests to discover the little treasure hidden inside. Take a note of these coral reef inspired favors that are just the thing for your summer wedding. So pretty I don't even want to open mine!

Image courtesy of Rebecca Thuss by Maura McEvoy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On the Map of Style

You can never have enough of a good thing, so today I'm bringing you this delightful dessert buffet from Amy Atlas that features a few of my favorite sweet treats (macaroons and bite sized cupcakes!).

Corals, ocean blues, and summer whites come together to make a lasting impression on your guests, your event, and this blog . . . thank you Amy!

Images courtesy of Karen Mordechai and Aran Goyoaga.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

World Traveler

Woe are we with all the worries involving money. If the unpredictable rise and fall of the stock market has you a scrambling for a financially friendly alternative to your bridal shower, how about a romantic environment close to home, but a world away?

Check in and check out one The SLS. Its softly lit ambient tones set off by Philippe Starck-designed d├ęcor create a chic and stunning environment for you and your guests. Who wouldn't be instantly charmed by such a display of confection?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Throwing It All Away

To toss or not to toss - that is the question. The tradition of tossing the bridal bouquet stems from medieval European times as a symbolic way for the bride to pass along good fortune and luck to one of her guests.

Whether you decide to include this tradition at your wedding is entirely up to you, but should you wish to share the luck, may I suggest including a smaller, but still lovely bouquet for the toss?

Here's a few blooms of various designs intended for just that purpose:

Images courtesy of Brides.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fab Frocks Friday: The Bride Wore Chanel

A real beauty from the Chanel Fall 2009 Haute Couture Collection. I've always wanted to say "the bride wore Chanel." Well maybe in my case it will be Chanel Parfume, but still a girl can dream!

Image courtesy of Style.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Come to My Garden

Bring the bounty of a summer garden to your wedding . . .

Brightly hued coral tones take center stage as their brilliant hues create a festive, inviting, magical affair.

Images courtesy of

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Enchanting Encounters

Make your own grand entrance as enchanting as these lovely shots . . .

Images courtesy of The Langham London.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kids at Heart

Deciding whether or not to have your friend's and family children to your wedding can sometimes be a tricky social situation. Here's some tips that will make inviting your littlest guest as easy as child's play:

Invitations: to include the entire family, address the invitations to Mr., Mrs. and Family, but should you prefer to not to have children at the wedding, address the invitation to the Mr. and Mrs. If your guests RSVP and write in their children's names, diplomatically discuss the situation with them.

Food: while your adult guest may appreciate the subtle nuances of a five course dinner, chances are your little guests won't. How about having a children only table and serving some kid friendly eats like macaroni and cheese, french fries, or grilled cheese sandwiches. Coordinate with your caterer to present these good eats in a creative way.

Favors and Entertainment: make sure to have the right entertainment that is child friendly and child appropriate. Kids may love sweets, but be sure to get parental approval before you dish out the goodies.

Sitters: if you are feeling especially generous, one of the best gifts to give families is providing a sitter. If the venue allows, dedicate a space for the little guests to have their own party so both the grown ups and the kids can dance the night away.

Images courtesy of Vogue Italy "So Short, So Shiny" by Patrick Demarchelier.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Frozen Assets

Forget the cake - let them eat sorbet! This tangy treat looks like just the thing to serve to your guests after a delicious reception meal, and with bright whites and vivid summer hues to choose from, who can resist?

Oh how cool!

Images courtesy of My Recipe.

Friday, July 17, 2009

LBD: Little Bright Dress

'Tis better to have been bright than never to have been bright at all! With a plethora of neon brights and saturated hues to choose from, a Little Bright Dress is just the thing to lighten up any wedding picture.

Just look at these stunners from the Lanvin Spring 2009 Collection. Now how will you incorporate this for your wedding? Perhaps a rainbow of color? A tonal palette? Dear reader, I leave it to you to style as you see fit!

Images courtesy of New York Magazine.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

State of Undress

That mysterious little smile you've got? Yeah, we know what it's all about. What's on the inside make who you are on the outside.

For your wedding day, the proper undergarments are essential to creating the perfect lines, whether it's a body skimming sheath dress or a grand ballgown. Take a look at the ever lovely Natalia Vodianova modeling vintage inspired pretty little things underneath her couture:

Images courtesy of Vogue UK "State of Grace" by Mario Testino via Cyana Trend Land.

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