Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010: Wedding Accessories

There were so many fabulous accessories this year, I just couldn't put ALL of my faves here...but these are a few of them:

Veil: Bethany Lorelle
Bouquet: Lion Gate Designs
Tie: Cyberoptix Tie Lab
Earrings + Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs
Shoes: Vera Wang
Clutch: Third Willow Weddings

Best of 2010: Bridesmaid's Dress Style

From the pockets, to the carefully placed ruffles and bows, this year has been a great year for bridesmaid's dress design. Most of these fabulous dresses can be worn again and again...and, that's definitely a good thing - fantastic, actually!

Turquoise one shoulder draped dress by Carol Hannah
Black dress with back bow by Holly Stalder
All other dresses by JLM

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best of 2010: Bridal Gown Style

Oh...I have sooo many favorites that were featured on my blog this year, it was really hard to narrow it down to *just* 14 pretties :-). However, these gowns made my 'best of 2010' list because of the well-placed fabulous details. Even the simplest of styles has gorgeously placed details to give it a bit of whimsy + wow. I loved the 2010 collections!!

top row, l-r:
St. Pucchi; Vera Wang; Claire Pettibone; Suzanne Neville; Ian Stuart; Alan Hannah; Louise Kennedy

bottom row, l-r
Cymbeline; Elie Saab; Temperley Bridal; Couture Gallery; Oscar de la Renta; Suzanne Neville; St. Pucchi

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

{Statement Making} Shoes by Aruna Seth

Butterfly heels, ballet flats, Swarovski wedges...all fabulously designed by Aruna Seth in London. These pretties definitely are a luxury and budget buster.....but, they're gorgeous!

Friday, December 24, 2010

{Beautifully Detailed} Bridal Style

A simple strapless wedding gown just won't do it for designer, Ian Stuart. Ornate details, vintage charm and theatrical glam inspires this 2011 Collection. Gorgeously done!

:::Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to ALL!! Have a great weekend! :-):::

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{Romanticly Modern} Bridal Style

These gowns remind me of organized chaos: strategically placed details... in a fussy sort of way. Beautifully modern, feminine dresses by Marchesa, 2011 Collection.

My fave is the slinky strapless dress with the fantastic pleated ruffles...chic and gorgeous.

Monday, December 20, 2010

{Dramatic + Modern} Bridesmaids' Style

For the bride who wants traditional evening style with dramatic modern flavor. There's nothing casual about this look, just fabulous bold glam!

Hair Flower: The Headband Shoppe
Dress: JLM
Shoes: Nine West
Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs

Friday, December 17, 2010

{Groomsman's Gift Guide} Affordable + Fabulous Gifts for Men

{Groomsman's Gift Guide} Pt I

Shopping for men is not as hard as you may think. Once you've answered these questions: What are his interests/hobbies? Does he like to travel? Party? Earth Conscious? A Trekkie? Sports Fan? It should get simpler. You cannot go wrong with gifts which are practical + thoughtful; these gifts are more likely to be used and appreciated!

Star Wars DVD Set via Barnes & Noble
Map Cufflinks by Sherry Truitt
Personalized Beer Mug by Distinct Glass
Men's Organic Bath + Body Gift Set by Herban Lifestyle
Wrestling tickets via Ticketmaster
ESPN Magazine Subscription via Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{Modern Ballgown} Bridal Style

Beautifully simple and modern gowns by Art Couture...

Friday, December 10, 2010

{Simple Dress, Bold Jewelry} Bridal Style

I love the idea of saving money on your wedding by purchasing a simple, well-fitted gown; then, taking your accessories up a couple of stylish notches. With this bold, but elegant jewelry, you can wear simple post earrings and a stunning headpiece to boot. And you'll be just fabulous.

Cuff Bracelet + Pendant Necklace: Nina Renee Designs; Shoes: Ivanka Trump; Dress: Jasper Conran (2009 Collection)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{Teal, Blue + Gray} Bridesmaids Style Inspiration

Inspiring colors which can be worn in any season elegantly and effortlessly. Brighten up your summer soiree with more vibrant blues...or... add more silvery icy grays for winter. So many gorgeous possibilities!

Earrings: Stacys Designs 88
Custom Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs
Clutch: The Nested Pearl
Dress: Alvina Valenta
Hair: Heart of Light
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{Fabulous Red Shoes} Bridal Style

You want to make a fabulous style statement...but, you want others to see *only* if you show it to them? The Perfect Solution: Unexpectedly bold shoes! As long as the shoes are fab, it's really a pretty simple way to make a daring statement...and your hubby-to-be will appreciate the red shoes :-).

Dress: Angel Sanchez
Shoes: BP. Shoes
Hair Flowers: Emily Wootton

Friday, December 3, 2010

{Simple Elegance} Bridal Style

Elegant, yet fabulously embellished + embroidered, these bridal gowns by Louise Kennedy are for the modern bride who appreciates simplicity, uniqueness and elegance. Not an easy combination to pull off, but, these designs are exactly that...and beautiful, too.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

{Eco-Friendly} Bridesmaids' Gift Guide

{Bridesmaids' Gift Guide Part IV}

Gorgeous, thoughtful...and earth conscience, too. If you are a tree-hugging type of bride, you will want to give your maids some fantastic (& stylish!) green gifts. Nowadays, you can find fabulously earth-friendly gifts that won't break the bank...

Mineral Make-up by Pink Quartz Minerals
Vegan Soap Gift Packs by DeShawn Marie
Natural Perfume Oil by For Strange Women
Bamboo Shawl by Anny May
Jute Tote Bag by Monograms Markings and More
Bamboo Earrings by Isette