Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{Modern Modesty} Bridesmaids' Style

Modern Modesty Bridesmaids Style by Nina Renee Designs

In my last post, I highlighted gorgeous cover-ups for the brides...but, there are some fabulous options for bridesmaids, too.

Check out the jackets and shawls collection by Bari Jay....so chic and modern. Love them...and some of you're bridesmaids will appreciate it!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

{Modern Modesty} Bridal Style

{Modern Modesty} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

If you're not a huge fan of traditional strapless bridal gowns, consider a bridal shrug or cape to enhance a simple gown; or choose a stunner with a gorgeous modern bodice built-in to the dress already.

These gowns are by Alvina Valenta...the cover-ups are wonderfully feminine just as the one shoulder tulle bodice is... every detail is just amazing. *Love*

Monday, December 5, 2011

{Fabulously Full-figured} Bridal Style

Fabulously Full-figured Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

If you're a full-figured bride, make sure you check out the complete collection of full-figured gowns by Mori Lee. There is a wonderful selection of elegant, modern and fabulous pretties for you to drool over :).

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

{Ivory & Gold} Bridal Style

{Ivory & Gold} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Ivory gowns have been and continue to be a huge trend among brides. There's just something about ivory that screams sophistication & elegance...

Add simple flower themed accessories and this curve-hugging gown is sure to *wow* any groom to tears of joy and happiness :).

Gown: Anais Colleziono
Earrings: Nina Renee Designs
Bouquet: Chelsea Flower Shop, LLC
Hair Flower: Powder Blue Bijoux

Monday, November 28, 2011

{Mod Spring} Bridal Style

{Mod Spring} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Yellow is still going strong as a popular 'on trend' color for spring and summer 2012 weddings. Can a fun color like yellow to be chic and elegant? Absolutely! It's all in the details!

Crispy-clean modern lines...accessorized with ultra feminine details...I adore this look.

Earrings: Nina Renee Designs
Flowers: Moehring Woods Flowers
Bridal Gown: Jesus Peiro
Bridesmaid's Dress: Kirribilla

{Soft + Beautiful} Bridal Style



*a re-post of fabulousness :)

Nothing says 'femininity' like tulle, flowers and jewels!

Ivory is definitely the 'it' color this wedding season... along with ballet inspired gowns... both being super popular this year. Add simple jewelry and a pair of beautiful wedge shoes, and you're ready to say your 'i do's' ....gorgeously.

Clutch: Keep Bags
Earrings and Necklace: Nina Renee Designs
Dress: Lazaro
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

{Thank You} Bridesmaids Gift Tags by Nina Renee Designs

3 things I'm grateful for today:

Family, friends and FOOD! :) Have a wonderful day!

Thank you gift tags by Nina Renee Designs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{A Pretty Statement} Bridal Style

{A Pretty Statement} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Who says you can't pair a statement making gown with statement making earrings? Not, me! :) In fact, I love it when two statements can be united effortlessly in glamorous harmony...

This Jim Hjlem gown defies the notion that a spaghetti strapped bodice can't be pretty or sexy...well, they certainly can! (especially when they're embellished with sparkly crystals).

I designed these statement making bridal hoops for the modern bride who wants something bold and unique for her guests to 'ooooohhh' and 'aaaaaaahhh' over on her day. When you pair these two stunners together, you'll definitely be the belle of the ball.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

{Winter Glam} Bridesmaid's Style

{Winter Glam} Bridesmaid's Style by Nina Renee Designs

Blue, silver & white are a classic 'cool' color combo for a winter themed wedding. The silvery gray dress with the ruffle cascade (bonus: it's detachable!) is just so chic and modern...one of my favorite long bridesmaids' dresses. And who doesn't love a sparkly neutral platform shoe which can be worn again & again? I know I do!

Bridesmaids' Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs
Bridesmaid's Clutch: Fallen Sparrow
Bridesmaid's Dress: Alvina Valenta
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bridesmaids' Necklaces: Nina Renee Designs

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Stylish Halloween Wedding I by Nina Renee Designs

If you're celebrating Halloween today, I'm wishing you (& especially the kids) a fun-filled day! :-)

Photo Credits: via flickr and Patken Photographer

Friday, October 28, 2011

Authentic Vintage {Glam} Wedding Gowns



*A Fabulous Re-post

Get inspired by true vintage pieces if it's impractical for you to have your own. Decide on your favorite period, then search the web and boutiques to find your perfect gown...

Timeless wedding dresses from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s...what's old is soooo fabulously new again. Beautifully restored one-of -a kind bridal gowns by The Vintage Wedding Dress Company.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{Modern Romantic Drama} Bridal Style

Modern Girly Girl Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Vivienne Westwood sure does know how to design a fabulous bridal gown...

Remember Carrie Bradshaw's famous wedding gown from the Sex in the City movie a few years ago? Well, this would be the designer who created the gown (which sold out immediately after being available for purchase on net-a-porter.com) From modern... to romantic... to dramatic, these very diverse gowns are beautiful in their own way. My favorite avant-garde piece is the short dress, with the long ruffle train...very girly and dramatic!

Friday, October 21, 2011

{Halloween Wedding Inspiration} by Vera Wang

Halloween Wedding Inspiration by Vera Wang by Nina Renee Designs

Gorgeous bridal gown options for the brave bride who'd were black on her special day. Luckily, the fabulous Vera Wang has perfected the art of the black wedding gown...they are just as beautifully designed as their white counter parts! Ruffles, asymmetric shapes, femininity...with a bit of sexy, too.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Bridal Style

Halloween Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Every wedding must have a bit of glam....even a Halloween themed wedding!

It's all in the details, like this crystal hair clip/brooch by Parisxox, or rock a super glam black birdcage veil by Ellen Marie Jewelry. Whimsical touches include a R.I.P. cake topper by At Company B and I *love* the ring bearer coffin which reads "'Til Death Do Us Part"...well, it's true, right? :-). Also, a unique accessory to incorporate the Halloween theme is this hand crocheted parasol by Kolus79...it'll add more girly-ness to a not-so-girly theme.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Where Have I been???

Baby Princess Themed Baby Shower by Nina Renee Designs

So, I haven't been posting much on my blog or facebook lately...I apologize lovely people!

Unfortunately, the bad news is that I lost my father in August, so, needless to say, I've been emotionally spent :-(. However, the good news is that it also a happy time since my BFF is pregnant with her first baby! Yay!

Helping to plan the pink & purple princess themed baby shower has been a fun distraction from our family tragedy, so, I am very grateful. I created and designed the invitations, the pom centerpieces and the candy favors. It turned out great; the food was good, my BFF was showered with gifts, and the shower was entertaining and fun.

Would you like to learn how I made these? I'm considering offering DIY tutorials for weddings & showers in the future, so, email me at info@ninareneedesigns.com to let me know if this is something you may be interested in.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{Pink & Ruffles} Bridesmaids' Style

Pink & Ruffles Bridesmaids' Style by Nina Renee Designs

I'm so loving the cocktail dresses by Aire Barcelona...they are gorgeous and girly...certainly one of my favorite styles for bridesmaid's dresses. Plus, I love these super affordable shoes by Chinese Laundry...fabulous!

Friday, September 9, 2011

{Modern Glam Princess} Bridal Style

Modern Glam Princess by Nina Renee Designs

This beautiful modern princess gown is by designer, David Fielden...it's too gorgeous! Also, the sparkly shoes by Dune are to die for...and the hairpins by yours truly add a bit of bling to the hair. Plus, add more glamour to your bridesmaids gifts with these elegant gift tags....I love this combination of fabulousness!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{Simple Glam} Bridal Style



*A Fabulous Re-post*

A simple A-Line dress with with a touch of fabulous sparkle around the waist...then add more glam through the accessories...

Simple, glam and pretty!

Dress: Suzanne Neville Bourgeois Collection
Clutch: Clutch That
Shoes: Karen Scott
Bracelet: Nina Renee Designs

Monday, August 15, 2011

{Fabulous Lace Details} Bridal Style

Fabulous Lace Details by Nina Renee Designs

These gorgeous bridal gowns by Oscar de la Renta are very different, yet, they all have a common beauty: fabulous lace details!

My favorite is the strapless dress with the embroidered lace skirt...romantic, modern and a bit bold, too. Love!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fall Bridesmaids' Style: Navy Blue Glam

Fall Bridesmaids' Style: Navy Blue Glam by Nina Renee Designs

Make your fall/winter wedding glamorous, but fun, with deep rich colors...navy blue accented with a slight peacock theme of green, purple and teal. No need for overkill with the peacock theme, just use the colors as a colorful addition.

Invitations: Peacock Invitations
Dress: Kelsey Rose
Monogrammed Bridesmaids' Clutch: Lolis Creations
Shoe Clips: Sophisticata

Friday, August 5, 2011

{Hot!} Bridal Style Trend: Perfectly Practical Pockets

Bridal Style Trend: Pockets by Nina Renee Designs

Los Angeles based designer, Aria, certainly knows how to create sleek, modern and sophisticated bridal gowns --- with pockets to boot. These pretties are the minimal bride's dream: Save the money you'd spend on the bridal clutch and keep your small necessities in your pockets...how convenient is that? Hands free and no worrying about where your clutch went after that glass of champagne...or worse, giving one of your bridesmaids the job of babysitting it for you. Freedom at last....

Monday, August 1, 2011

{Hot!} Wedding Style: Fuchsia + Purple

Wedding Style: Pink + Purple by Nina Renee Designs

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Another fabulous color trend for summer: pairing bright colors together for something vibrant and beautiful. Fuchsia (or hot pink) and rich purple are almost always popular for weddings, so putting them with each other makes for super modern color style...

Bouquet: Pollen Earrings: NinaReneeDesigns.com
Dress: After Six
Shoes: Kate Spade
Clutch: The Social Seam

Friday, July 29, 2011

{Hot} Wedding Color Trend: Yellow & Gray

Wedding Style: Yellow & Gray by Nina Renee Designs

Don't you just love the gray & yellow color trend in weddings this year? Usually, I'm not a huge fan of the color yellow, however, I have been converted to a believer :). Neutral gray makes the bright yellow more sophisticated and less child-like...I'm certainly a fan!

Birdcage Wedding Card Holder: Mackensley Designs
Yellow Glam Earrings: Nina Renee Designs Dress: Coren Moore
Bow Tie: Divine Domestication
Invitations: Inviting Moments

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Monday, July 25, 2011

{Lace Accessories} Bridal Style

{Lace Accessories} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

When it comes to weddings,I'm definitely a Swarovski crystal girl at heart.... however, I love me some lace, too. Do something different: accessorize with lace. With a beautifully simple bridal gown as the main focal point, the lace details will be an unique & fabulous touch to your modern style...I love this look!

Dress: Tara Keely
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair Flower: Floralworld
Bracelet: Carellya

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{Elegant Beach} Wedding Gowns by Liz Fields

Elegant Beach Wedding Gowns by Liz Fields by Nina Renee Designs

Need a simple dress for your destination wedding that's not too casual? Check out Liz Field's Destination Wedding Dress Collection. These gowns are elegant and chic, but, also simple enough for the beach shin-dig...nice!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

{Pretty & Girly} Bridal Style

Pretty & Girly Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

The girly-ness is all in the details...

The fabulous gown itself, is simple. However, the floral bolero, the stylish bridal sash, the sparkly crystal accents, the detailed shoes, and, a luscious pink rose bouquet- makes this bridal style fabulously girly!

Bridal Hair Pin: Nina Renee Designs
Bridal Clutch: Sherri Weese Designs
Bridal Gown: Rivini
Bridal Bouquet: Emerald City Designs
Bridal Shoes: Martinez Valero

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Monday, July 11, 2011

{Modern Bridesmaids' Style} by Amsale

Modern Bridesmaids' Style by Amsale by Nina Renee Designs

Amsale knows a bit about modern dresses and her Spring 2012 collection is a gorgeous example of her elegant style. For the style-forward event, each bodice is exceptionally detailed, chic and will make a stylish statement on the wedding day.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{Glamorous Bridal Hair} by Nina Renee Designs

Glamorous Bridal Hair by Nina Renee Designs by Nina Renee Designs

A fabulous new bridal hair collection coming soon by yours truly...yay!

For this collection, I wanted to give stylish brides the option of wearing a bold & unique hair adornment, without being too overpowering.

Let me know what you think (and be the first to see new designs) on my Facebook page!

Friday, July 1, 2011

{Understated &Chic} Bridesmaids Style

Elegant & Chic Bridesmaids Style by Nina Renee Designs

I love how elegant and gorgeous a neutral color can be. Shades of the same color has the potential to be sophisticated, modern & fabulous...plus, it allows you the room to be a little more daring with your style! Subtle, neutral tones don't have to be drab if you consider styles your normally wouldn't and, as always, inject a bit of glam!

Clutch: Sondra Roberts
Swarovski Hairpins: Nina Renee Designs
Bridesmaids Dress: Alvina Valenta
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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Monday, June 27, 2011

{Chic + Lace} Bridal Style by Stephanie Allin

Chic & Lace Bridal Style by Stephanie Allin by Nina Renee Designs


There's something about lace that's lady-like and sexy at the same time. I love how designer, Stephanie Allin, uses lace in her designs...very pretty!

Monday, June 20, 2011

{Romantically Modern} Bridal Style by Vera Wang

Bridal Style by Vera Wang by Nina Renee Designs

Frilly detailed straps, floral bridal belts and flowing ruffles are beautifully put together to create these pretties by Vera Wang. A perfect selection of choices for the stylish romantic bride.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

{Modern Drama} Bridal Style

Modern Elegance by Angel Sanchez by Nina Renee Designs

The dramatic details make these gowns by Angel Sanchez super modern, with a huge bit of personality. I love them all, however, my fave is the embroidered one shoulder gown...it's simple...but still, elegantly striking...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vintage Glam Bridal Style



*A fabulous re-post*

I love the glamorous-ness of the well-dressed women back in the day. All of the little accessory details mattered. So feminine, so beautiful, so glam! Which is probably why vintage glam style is very popular in wedding style right now...I'm sooo lovin' this trend :-)

Bridesmaid's Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs
Vintage Hair Comb: Oh Faro
Dress: Pronovias
Shoes: Macy's
Crystal Purse: Judith Leiber

Friday, May 27, 2011

{Short & Chic} Bridal Hair Style



A fabulous reader of my blog recently asked me for wedding day hair ideas for her short hair. Here's what I came up with...

There are some fabulous options for short hair such as wearing a birdcage veil and/or a stunning hairpiece. Whether bold and glam or soft and simple, you must wear the style you feel gorgeous in and goes with your style.

Center Photo: Birdcage Veil by BC Girls; Bottom right: Crystal Headband by Twigs and Honey; Other 3 Hair style Photos: Brides.com


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

{Modern Mermaid} Bridal Style



If you're lucky enough to be able to pull off a mermaid style dress, check this pretty one out: a frilly bodice with a floral embellished belt is just enough girly-ness for the modern bride. Then, accessorize to enhance the gorgeous details of the dress...

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Clutch: Heidi Creations
Dress: Jim Hjlem
Earrings: Nina Renee Designs

Monday, May 23, 2011

{Modern, Short + Sassy } Bridal Style



Maybe you're a super modern bride who envisions herself in a short dress...or... you just need a fabulously sassy second 'little white dress' for dancing at the reception. If so, any of these pretties will do. My fave is the one with the lace top...gorgeous!

Dresses are by Marchesa.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gorgeous Green Bridesmaid's Style



*A fabulous Re-post*

Emerald Dress: JLM Occasions
Gemstone Jewelry: Fuss Jewelry
Clutches: Mollusa (link no longer works)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

So feminine, chic and sweet...without pink :-)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{Chic & Romantic} Bridal Style



Elie Saab has a keen eye for fabulous details...I love that these gowns are designed differently, however, each one of them has a bow strategically placed on the bodice...sooo feminine & modern.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Vintage Glam Style: Bridal Post Earrings



One way to accessorize your vintage glam look is by choosing the perfect earrings. Post earrings were very popular in the good 'ole days, and we can see why...they're beautiful and they keep the focus on the bride's glowing face.

This glamorous earring style goes well with the above vintage style gown by Reem Acra....because of the gorgeous details on the bodice. No bracelet or necklace needed...

Which earrings do YOU think go best with this gown?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{Classic Lace} Kate Middleton Bridal Style Inspiration



{Gowns previously featured here.}

While Kate's wedding gown was sweet and elegant, you may want something a little more sassy and chic...and Pronovias never disappoints on the chic factor! Gorgeous...

Friday, April 29, 2011

{Timeless Elegance} Royal Wedding Bridal Style



Britain's Prince William and his new wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge were finally married today...yay!

Her beautiful wedding gown is by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The lace is timeless and gorgeous!

*Images via Time.com.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Traditional & Modern} Bridal Style



Make your mother proud...and, still be sexy and modern with this gorgeous Lazaro ballgown. More stylish trendy touches: An eco-friendly brooch bouquet by The Ritzy Rose; a glamorous Swarovski crystal headband by Nina Renee Designs and 'something blue' shoes by Badgley Mischka.

Friday, April 22, 2011

{Modern Elegant Glam} Bridal Style



Simple and elegant, this dress by Oscar de la Renta is beautifully designed....those pockets are so fabulously practical. If course, accessorize accordingly for the glitz and glam: Badgley Mischka wedge sandals and a Nina Renee Designs pendant necklace.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Bridesmaids' Gift Tags} Glam Style



Say 'thanks' to your girls *glam style* with these cute bridesmaids' gift tags! I came up with the idea of glam gift tags because I believe in beautiful gift packaging...no matter how small the gift. It's a simple and thoughtful way to impress the lucky recipient! Plus, it gives the actual gift a little more visual worth :-).

I have also done hundreds of custom sparkly tags for wedding favors, welcome gifts and even smaller hang tags for flip flops. Brides are sooo creative and I love working with them on new ideas. Take a look of some of my gift tags here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Handcrafted Perfection: Joan Shum Bridal



If you're looking for a bridal dress other than the strapless variety, you just might want to take a peek at Joan Shum Bridal.

Although her strapless dresses are equally fabulous, she has such a beautiful way of designing non-strapless bodices! Also, she can alter the gown length or change up the bodice to your specifications...a huge advantage of working with the designer directly. Take a peek of more of her pretties here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{Traditional with a Fabulous Twist} Bridal Style



Jeweled details, feminine ruffles and sleek bodices keep the traditional shapes of these gowns... totally modern. The details are expertly placed, making each dress unique, but, not over the top. Check out more beauties by Pepe Botella.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Vintage Bridal Style: BHLDN



Love the vintage influences in the new bridal collection by Anthropologie's BHLDN. A bit of glamour from the 'good 'ole days' for the bride,but, has the fun and funky-ness for the bridesmaids, too. A gorgeous mix of modern, feminine and vintage details...check out the rest of the gorgeousness here.