Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wedding Dress Shopping-Why White?

I found this yesterday and just had to post it.  I think the hilarious Grace Helbig from dailygrace sums up wedding dress shopping perfectly. Yes you need a dress, yes the dress is important, but don't forget to laugh a little!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Real Wedding Inspiration- and the bride wore wellies?

How cute is this English wedding on the River Thames?  This wedding proves a rainy day is far from a bridal disaster! From the clear umbrellas to the combination of casual and dressy, I love it. Doesn’t the adorable Tracy Oshiro and Mary Ryan just make you smile?

And lets just take a moment for some awesome footwear.   Puddle jumping anyone?

Images from Beaux Art Photographie, and Snippet & Ink
You can read more about the event on Tracy sister's blog Santa Barbra Chic.

Event Details:
Photographer: Beaux Arts PhotographieReception Venue: The Windmill, ClaphamEvent Design & Production: Kelly Oshiro Design;  Bride’s Dress: Marisa BaratelliBridesmaid Dresses: BHLDNMenus: Wedding Paper DivasCake Baker: Georgina's CakesBride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Friday, August 23, 2013

The White Jumpsuit

Looking to buck the traditional gown trend, check out these white jumpsuits! I love a bridal jumpsuit. How cute are these for a casual city lunch, city hall wedding, or maybe a rehearsal dinner?  Or if you are going all out with the bridal theme, these would be adorable for a bridal shower. Très Chic! 
Left-J.Crew Romper; Middle Giambattista Valli White Jumpsuit; Right- Victor & Rolf Bridal Jumpsuit

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dress Details- The Back

Like the old mullet adage- “work in the front, party in the back!” Or in the case of a wedding maybe the saying should “classic in the front, revealing in the back.”  If you plan on having a wedding at an alter, people are going to spend a lot of time staring at your back, so give them something interesting to look at!
My personal favorite is the Lanvin bow dress, which comes in a long version too!
1. Chloe; 2. Catherine Deane; 3. Lanvin; 4. Jason Wu ; 5. M Missoni

Monday, August 19, 2013

Real Wedding Inspiration- and the bride wore sparkles!

A Lovely New York City Museum Wedding

Can we talk about how elegant this wedding is?  Doesn't it feel like a missing scene from Breakfast at Tiffany?! This wedding proves that you do no have to wear a traditional white wedding dress to look both timeless and chic!

An Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress, art filled setting, and beautiful bride equals perfection!

On a snowy evening, Annie Dean wed Peter Zaitzeff at the Museum of the City of New York. Before the wedding, photos were taken of the couple at Grand Central Station. 

Read more about the couple and the wedding here

All images from and by Richard Jopson
Dress: Oscar de la Renta (similar here); Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Grooms Suit: Billy Reid; Hair: Gwynne Mims at Eva Scrivo; Makeup: Miguel Ramos from NARS
Flowers by Emily Thompson Flowers; Invitations by Mr. Boddington's Studio; Calligraphy by Queen Quills Calligraph; 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello Lover

How lovely are these dresses?  

Wear them as a bridal dress, engagement party dress, rehearsal dinner dress, or maybe just to dinner.  The combination of the lace work, interesting cuts, and the lightness of the fabric make these dresses from the Australian brand Lover perfection.  I am in LOVE.  In fact I am dreaming of them in color for an upcoming wedding. 

All dresses from the Lover White Magic Collection

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Affordable Suits

I loathe an ill-fitting suit on a man.  Yesterday I had a discussion with a gentlemen friend of mine who believed he needed to shape up before he could ever don a suit again.  This notion had been brought on by the dreaded rental tux. In reviewing photos where he was a groomsman at a recent wedding he thought- “wow, I look terrible.” I would like to note that even a male model, with a body like Greek statue would look terrible in a rental tux.  Their ill fitting nature leads everyone to look either too thin, or too portly, or worst of all like you borrowed your father’s suit.  I cannot stress enough the difference that a properly tailored suit makes.  

Enter Suit Supply.  This affordable suit company is an excellent option for grooms, groomsmen, or really anyone in need of a suit. Started in the Netherlands, Suit Supply is a suit supper store. While it isn't going to be bespoke, the cuts and fabrics are top notch. Costs vary based on the quality of the fabric, but their tuxedo costs $469. Rental tuxes cost about $300- $500 with shoes, and can never be worn again.  For a little bit more grooms can look fabulous and have a suit they can wear again, and again, and again! Not to mention, shouldn't the groom look fabulous too?
Black Tuxedo; Black Suit

Dark Grey Blue Suit; Blue Suit

Light Grey Suit; Dark Grey Suit

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Decorating with Fruit

Last week, my parents threw a luncheon to celebrate my elopement months earlier.  My mother decorated many of the tables with clear glass bowls filled with cherries.  While I am a huge fan of beautiful flowers, I think fruit is just as lovely! In my book edibility is a big plus. Yum!

 Margherita Missoni Wedding
 Images from Martha Stewart
 Images from Martha Stewart