Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Angelina Colarusso Collection: Chic Winter Wedding Gowns

Perfect for a winter wedding...

These gorgeous gowns are by Italian designer, Angelina Colarusso.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Accessory Inspiration

Print ads via InStyle Weddings Magazine, Fall 2009. Magazines are always a great source on bridal styling...even the dramatic styling ensembles can inspire more subtle ideas.

~ Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces
~ Oleg Cassini
~ Amsale
~ Jim Hjelm

Friday, December 25, 2009

::Merry Christmas::

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

4 Fabulous + Chic Wedding Cakes

So gorgeous, I'd hate to cut & eat them...NOT :-)

See more beautiful cakes via Martha Stewart's 50 Great Cakes.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Beautiful Bridesmaids: Royal Blue & Silver

Photography by Chelsea Elizabeth. Check out more gorgeous photos from this wedding here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Twigs and Honey by Myra Callan

Unique, handcrafted & fabulous wedding head pieces by Twigs and Honey. Check out her shop and blog.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hot Pink Fabulousness

Hot Pink Fabulousness, originally uploaded by Nina Renee Designs.

Pink Dress by Alfred Sung
Pink Shoes by Christian Louboutin
Bracelet by Nina Renee Designs
Clutch by Misma

Inspired by this fabulous pink clutch while I was compiling the gift guide last week, I just has to create an gorgeous pink inspiration board...don't you love it? :-)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bridesmaid's Gift Guide: 4 Gift GivingTips

Gift Giving 101:
(1) Know your Bridesmaids. Make sure your gift is something that fits her personality and tastes. Sounds easy....but if your tastes differ, you may be tempted to choose a gift that you love instead of a gift that she'll love.

Personalized Gift Tags by Nina Renee Designs

(2) Make the Packaging Nice. Whether the gift is expensive or not, it shows that you are thoughtful & care about the all of the tiny details. Even good old-fashioned gift wrap is fabulous!

Silk Drawstring Bags via Martha Stewart Weddings

(3) Add a handwritten thank you message. Again, it's all in the details. Plus, it's personal and special to each individual girl.

Handwritten Bridesmaids' Note via Martha Stewart Weddings

(4) Wedding Day Jewelry/Accessories. If you choose this as a gift for your maids, make sure that the jewelry/accessories are wearable beyond the wedding day. If possible, choose neutral special occasion colors like gold, clear, silver or black.

Gold Necklace + Earrings Set by
Nina Renee Designs (coming to my shop soon!)

Happy Friday everyone...did you enjoy the gift guide this week? I hope so :-)

Have a Great Weekend!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bridesmaid's Gift Guide: Designer Goods

Charm Bracelet by Juicy Couture...$65

Sterling Silver Alphabet Pendant Necklace by Tiffany & Co...$100

New Patchwork Bangle by Coach...$78

Madison Wristlet by Coach...$58

Personalized Stationery by Dabney Lee ...$30

Tomorrow: Gift Packaging ideas & tips!

Bridesmaid's Gift Guide: Accessory Ideas

{Everyday Jewelry}
This would be a cute pinky ring:

A cute everyday necklace for your girls & flower girl:
Set of 5 Sterling Silver Heart Necklaces by
Vision Quest...$120 for the set

Your girls will appreciate the modern design of the classic pearl
earrings...they'll be wearing these for years to come:
Petit Pearl Flower Earrings by Fuss Jewelry...$39

Dress this clutch up with a dress or down with jeans... a very versatile design:
Bird on a Branch Clutch by Red Ruby Rose ...$85

Girly and chic, they've got to love this one:
Pink Bow Clutch by Misma...$45

More goodies tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bridesmaid's Gift Guide: Ideas Under $40

What woman doesn't need this?
Detox Gift Set by Spa Goddess....$22

This smells delicious:
Almond Cookie Set by Carol's Daughter/Sephora...$37

I'm a huge fan of MAC's lip gloss:
Makeup Lip Bag by MAC...$36

Plenty of color options with this kit:
Ultimate Makeup Kit by Victoria's Secret...$29.50

A tote she can use time again:
Monogrammed Tote by Bliss Designs...$32

Something special to hold their jewelry:
Monogrammed Jewelry Roll by Plethora...$19.99

Cute, fun and inspiring desk/office art:
Set of 4 Art prints by The Dreamy Giraffe...$24

Perfect for writing & sending notes:
Personalized Stationary by Fubabee...$15

Stay tuned...more gift ideas tomorrow...

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bridesmaid's Gift Guide: Entertainment Ideas Under $15

All this week, I'm going to spotlight gift ideas for bridesmaids! Yay! With all of the things to think and stress about, a bride-to-be could use a little help here...

Think about it ...$15 buys a few White Chocolate Mochas from Starbucks...I'm all in for that gift, personally :-). Add a nice card with a handwritten note of thanks... I think it'll show your appreciation fine. Or, maybe a movie gift card will force a mommy of little ones to go out and enjoy something for herself!


Maybe you're already buying jewelry or shoes for them, but you just want a little something extra? I think these gifts are thoughtful & fun for that, too...

What do you think?

~ Starbucks Gift Card
~ Sex and the City Movie DVD
~ AMC Theaters Gift Card
~ Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Handcrafted Personalized Bridal Hangers by Lila Frances

A wonderful (and affordable at $17.50) gift for the the bride-to-be! Check out Lila Frances here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Structured Feminine Details for 2010

Ivory silk ramier dress: Oscar de la Renta

Ivory rice taffeta dress: Carolina Herrera

Gathered waist dress: Vera Wang

Eyelet shell and pencil skirt: Monique Lhuiller
{all photos via Martha Stewart Weddings}

Take notes, girls....and be fabulous! :-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free WORLDWIDE Shipping on Wedding Jewelry... my shop. Take a peek!

Have a great weekend, too :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving... :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Society Girl Wedding Style

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fabulous Wine Charms by Hattie Rex

A cute gift for the couple...or a great hostess gift for the bridal shower, engagement party or rehearsal dinner.

Check out other fabulous gifts from Hattie Rex here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eco-Friendly Wedding Gowns By Natural Bridals

Be fabulous AND help the environment by wearing an eco-friendly bridal gown. These beauties are made from sustainable fabrics, plus 5% of profits go towards helping environmental causes.

Check out more of these gowns on Etsy and their gorgeous website.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fabulous Yellow

Fabulous Yellow, originally uploaded by Nina Renee Designs.

Gorgeous colors for a summer garden wedding.

Earrings: Made by Sam
Dress: Holly Stalder
Clutch: Misma

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Carol Hannah Wedding Collection

{Inspired by my previous post}

Love her.

I am a BIG fan of Project Runway...and 24 year old Carol Hannah is one of the fabulous finalists. She's definitely got a shot at winning. I love + respect her eye for those feminine details plus her sewing skills are impeccable.

I must say though, she's got some stiff competition from Irina's chicness and Althea's casually sophisticated style....oh, can't wait until tomorrow's show down :-)

Check out her Wedding and Ready to Wear collections on Etsy.

Colorful Shoes = Fabulous Wedding Inspiration

Shoe Inspirations, originally uploaded by Nina Renee Designs.

Colorful and trendy, but, still sophisticated. Love these.

~ Peach shoes: Christian Louboutin
~ Green shoes: Kathryn Kerrigan
~ Yellow shoes: Russell + Bromley
~ Blue Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bold + Feminine Lace Jewelry

What's not to love about White Owl's collection of gorgeous lace jewelry? A pretty way to take a simple strapless dress to the next level of fabulous. Plus, if you are concerned about your eco foot print, many of their designs are made using upcycled materials.

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's My Birthday...

...and I am going to take a little time for myself today to rejuvenate at the spa! Yay!

Have an awesome weekend, everyone! :-)

{Delicious art by Jenny's Bake Shop}.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Roaring 20's: Bridesmaids' Style via Coral + Gold

Dress: Loeffler Randall
Shoes: Nine West
Coral + Gold Bangles: Nina Renee Designs
Earrings: Larque

Monday, November 2, 2009

Roaring '20s Accessory Ideas II

Roaring '20s Accessory Ideas II, originally uploaded by Nina Renee Designs.

More gorgeous accessory inspiration for that 1920s glamorous style...

Flapper Style Headpiece: Blue Sugar Bridal
Bracelet w/ Vintage Brooch Focal: Penelli Belle
Long Freshwater Pearl Necklaces: Olivia Clare

Roaring '20s Accessory Ideas I

After my last post, I just had to find some accessories that would go with this era...

Vintage Handbag: The Vintage Closet
Peep Toe Shoes: Steve Madden

Friday, October 30, 2009

Roaring '20s Wedding Inspiration: Chris Nicholls Photography

Chris Nicholls does a fabulous interpretation of glamorous style of the1920s. The chic mysterious-ness of these photos are awesome... aren't the ballet slippers cool, too? Yet the 1st two photos has so much modern appeal because of the exaggerated details...beautiful styling.

Have a great weekend, everyone!