Friday, August 19, 2016

Fall Wedding Bouquets

I'm wearing thigh-high boots and feeling really happy as I post this blog post. It's gloomy and raining outside but, I'm all sunny on the inside.  I think boots are my favorite fashion item for fall and winter...YEP! 

So, in my bubbly joy, I'm sharing some fall bouquets that I think you'll just love. Don't get me wrong, I love me a summery bouquet just like the next gal, but these Fall bouquets are really kind of up there for me too. Check these babies out: 

Photography: Bella Cosa by D'Arcy Benincosa
Photography: Jose Villa
Photography: Jose Villa 
Photography: Nicole Clarey Photography
Photography: Perry Vaile
Sharon

Play Dress Up - 2016

I'm so happy to announce that I'm hosting another Play Dress Up event. Yay!!!! 

This event is so much fun. I get to help brides find the perfect headpiece or veil. The bride tries on different styles without any pressure to buy. It also gets the bride that wasn't sure about wearing a veil excited at the idea of wearing a veil. If you are indecisive or unsure, trying on a veil or two will help you make a decision on whether to wear one or not. This event is also great for brides that have just ordered or received their dresses. 
In the past, brides have brought in their gowns and they've been able to see which styles work best with their gowns. If you do not have your gown, you can bring a picture of your gown and I would be happy to advise you on which styles work best. 

It's a very playful and fun experience. The bride can bring her friends and family and just enjoy being a brid-to-be.

If you think you'd be interested in this event, or know someone who would, here are the details



Sharon

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wedding Dresses

I haven't posted dresses I've been crushing on, in a while. So, today, I'm going to. 

I am obsessed with everything to do with weddings: cakes, flowers, stationery, hair + makeup, and wedding dresses. So, it's just natural for me to show you these gowns I'm currently crushing on

Aren't they lovely?

Wedding Dress: Erin Grey Couture Photo: Almond Leaf Studios
Wedding Dress: Victoria RĂ¼sche Photo:
Anna Tereshina Photography
Wedding Dress: Reem Acra Photo: Erin Jean Photography
Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco Photo: Mirelle Carmichael Photography
Wedding Dress: Haughton Bride Photo: Orange Photographie
Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta Photo: Ryan Hunter Photo
Wedding Dress: Theia  Photo: Greer Gattuso
Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes  Photo: Connie Whitlock Photography
Sharon

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wedding Cake - It's Personal

Wedding cakes have become more personal. We are seeing more creative custom designs and flavors. It's so exciting. Not only is it the shape or the idea of the cake that's changing, it's the flavor of the cake as well. Gone are the brandy heavy fruit cakes of the past. You've got all kinds of flavors now!

To be honest, I love how almost everything, actually EVERYTHING in, or about your wedding can be customized to suit your tastes and personality.

Check out these non-traditional wedding cakes I found:

Photograpy: Lacie Hansen

Photography: Koman Photography
Photography: Le Secret d'Audrey
Photography: This Love Of Yours Photography
Photography: Jonathan Young
Photography: Marisa Holmes Photographer
Sharon

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wedding Flower Budget


If there's one item on your wedding budget your fiance probably cannot understand or belittles, it's your flower budget. He probably doesn't understand why you have to pay so much for something that will "just die".

Well, sadly, a lot of people, other than a fellow bride-to-be, and your wedding vendors will understand the importance of having flowers at your wedding. That's okay, you're not crazy.

If your favorite flower is too expensive, consider just using your favorite flower in your bouquet, and on your table only. Choose a more affordable and complementary flower for the rest of the decor and bridesmaids. A good florist will be happy to come up with alternative options.

I could stare at flowers and pictures of flowers all day. I LOVE flowers [insert girliest shriek here].

Check out these gorgeous free flowing and loosely structured bouquets. Aren't they lovely?

Photography: Jess Barfield Flowers: The Southern Table

Photography: Hello Blue Photo Flowers: Julep Bloom Design
Photography: Kayla Barker Flowers: Bows and Arrows
Photography: The Grovers  Flowers: Olive Willow Designs
Photography: Tenth and Grace  Flowers: Chloe & Mint
Photography: Katie Lopez  Flowers: Anthology Co.
Photography: Sawyer Baird  Flowers: Wrennwood Design
Photography: Michele Beckwith  Flowers: Aubriana Kasper Of The Bloomery Co



Handmade

This veil takes days to make. It requires delicate handwork. The leaves are made from silk and the vine branches are made from silk cording. I create a pattern that I repeat. It's a big task whenever I get an order for this Vine Veil.

Photo Credit: Posh Veils
 
Sharon

Monday, July 18, 2016

Trims

I get into a trance when I'm sewing. I feel good, I'm calm, and I'm happy. I really do love sewing. Veils are my favorite to make because I get to use a needle and thread. The lace trims take the longest. Well, actually no, the tiny flowers I did for the Petals and Pearls veil has to be the most tiring embellishment work I have done to date.

Wire work, like the bridal vines and combs are fun too but holding a needle and thread is where my heart is. 
Photo Credit: Tara McMullen Photography

Sharon