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

{Clutches}
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

{Spa}
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



{Beauty}
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


{Accessories}
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


{Office}
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!

or...

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.