Effortless is the one word that immediately comes to mind when I think of Carolina Hererra’s wedding gowns. The woman has such a class and air about her which she translates into each wedding gown that she designs. One thing that is refreshing to see is when designers think outside the box and out of their comfort zone and that is just what Carolina Hererra has done in her 2011 bridal collection with this pastel jacquard print. I never thought that I would love a patterned bridal gown but in my opinion I think she nailed it.
photos courtesy of weddings unveiled magazine. http://www.weddingsunveiled.com
There is something about the summer that makes you fall in love all over again. Maybe it’s the yellow of the sun contrasting with the blue of the ocean or the blue of the sky contrasting with the green of the grass, whatever it is, it’s happy. When I think of summer, I think of happy thoughts!
They always say that “too much of a good thing can be bad”. I highly disagree and Amanda Heer of Fantasy Floral Designs has the goods to prove that! Amanda hand picks each vintage brooch specifically for your brooch bouquet while taking into consideration your colors, your interest, loves, etc. It is truly astonishing to think that each individual vintage brooch has a story all its own! Oh to think the places these brooches have been throughout the years. Talk about the ultimate bridal heirloom to pass down to your children and their children.
The bride that this bouquet was made for has a beloved pet parrot.
Love the black, white and green scheme!
You can log onto Amanda’s Brooch Blog— http://broochbouquets.blogspot.com/ to find out how to get one of your own!
Everyone knows the expression, ” You only get one chance to make a good first impression.” It kind of goes the same for save-the-date and wedding invitations. Your invitation is the outside worlds’ first glimpse of all of the ideas that are going on in your head. Check out these invitations below and try to figure out what type of wedding these brides were planning.
Images from The Beautiful Paper
How awesome is it to get married? I mean really. You get to have this great big party where you hand pick the guest list and have everyone to celebrate your marriage AND not to mention you get showered with gifts that YOU get to pick out! Its like Christmas for an entire year. Then the reality of ALL of the “Thank You” notes that you have to do sets in and the anxiety of the never ending stack starts to wear on you! You supposedly have one year to say “Gracias” but its not polite for the gift giver to be sitting around hoping that Pottery Barn really did deliver the gift that they ordered for you. Say “Thank You” promptly and in a style all your own. What better way than to send a pic of you and your hubs from your wedding day? It makes complete sense to remind them just how fabulous you looked on the big day. Lets be honest ,will you ever be able to get into that great of shape ever again? You worked out for months, grew out your hair, paid a big chunk of money for the dress of your dreams so you may as well milk it for all that its worth! Those gift givers that were unable to attend will feel like they were able to be a part of the festivities and those that were there will be reminded of just how awesome your big day was and how fabulous you looked!
As you already know, postage is expensive. The only way to truly cut cost on postage is to cut the guest list. For those of you who have to invite everyone that your Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Aunt and Uncle know’s, here are a few cute one’s for you to choose from. If you can’t find something you love, you can always design your own. (For an additional fee of course!)
Images by USPS
If you haven’t started thinking about your wedding day jewelry, there is no time like the present. Most fashionistas know that the idea of hand-made chunky necklaces are the new “in” but how do you translate that into your wedding day? A few great concepts are below. You could have a family friend crotchet you a unique piece or use some heirloom lace to create a stunning look. No matter what you decide, you can’t go wrong.
Hand made-crocheted necklace above/Lace-diamond cut necklace below
Its been one of those weeks to say the least. The week where everything seems to be going awry and then I recall “Ahhh yes, its time for my quarterly melt down”. Aint no shame in this game and my husband knows to steer clear when this quarterly meltdown occurs. It happens to the best of us and probably more frequently now that you are planning a wedding. When the going gets tough and the thoughts of you and your honey eloping keep popping into your head and you simply want to say “the heck with all this wedding planning and stressing”, just sit back, take a deep breath and remember what our dear friend Bob tells us…. “Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright”. Below is an inspiration board that makes me feel calm and I hope it does the same for you if you too are having your quarterly meltdown!
There are lots of ways for your groom to show off his peronsality and style with out going over board. Not every groom has to wear flowers for his bouteneere. Give him the opportunity to do a little something different.
For more outside the box boutineers, check out this great floral designer from San Francisco RoseNow Floral.
When it comes to planning for your big day, the best advice we can give to you is to GET ORGANIZED. A great way to start the organizing process is to get a binder. Within your binder you can store all of your ideas, inspiration, and general notes. A binder is a great place to store important date, vendor contact information, swatches, sketches, and of course all of your many quotes.