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 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'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 to let me know if this is something you may be interested in.