Thursday, December 20, 2012

{Pretty} Non-Strapless Bridesmaids' Dresses

Pretty Non-Strapless Bridesmaids' Dresses by Nina Renee Designs

It can be difficult to shop for the perfect dress for a diverse set of bridesmaids. Thankfully, two key trends right now help to make things a tad be easier: (1) Each girl wears a different dress, but, in the same style. In the above dresses, each are soft and flowy, so they match well. (2) A non-strapless dress is a great option when bridesmaids are not comfortable in a strapless dress, but, still want to be fabulous....perfect!

See more of this pretty collection by Aria.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Unique Bridesmaids' Gift: Wine with Custom Labels & Bags

Unique Bridesmaids' Gift: Wine w/Custom Label & Bags by Nina Renee Designs

Looking for a unique way to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids...or a different way to show your appreciation for all of the help they've been for your wedding? Well, custom wine labels by I Do Artsy Weddings (of course, you'll need to purchase the wine on your own) and adorable little burlap bags by Our Hiding Place may be the perfect answer. I think it's a thoughtful and affordable option...not to mention...cute!

Monday, December 17, 2012

{Romantic Sophistication} Bridal Style

{Romantic Sophistication} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Haley Paige's simple romantic silouettes paired with intricate detailing... never gets old. The delicate crystal beaded bolero is gorgeous and can be a glamorous addition to a minimal, yet, sophisticated bridal gown.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

{Purple + Silver} Bridesmaid's Style

{Purple + Silver} Bridesmaid's Style by Nina Renee Designs

The perfect bridesmaid's dress for a modern romantic themed wedding. I especially love the organza tulip bodice. And, purple paired with silver accessories is always in it!

Jewelry: Nina Renee Designs
Shoes: Nine West
Dress: JLM
Bouquet via The Knot

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{Romantic} Bridal Style

{Romantic} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Elie Saab is certainly one of my favorite bridal gown designers...the gowns are heavily detailed in the right way - beautifully. Add a minimal sandal, simple earrings, a sparkly hairpin and a romantic bouquet to finish off the look.

Bridal hairpin: Nina Renee Designs
Shoes: Prada
Gown: Elie Saab
Bouquet: Tamara Menges Design (bouquet photo credit: Christa Elyse Photography)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chic Bridesmaid's Gift: Monogrammed Jewelry Box

I love this super modern jewelry box from C. Wonder. The design is versatile and simple enough to pass the style test of the most picky of your bridesmaids. Plus, it's practical and useful....and, you don't even have to use it to hold jewelry :).

Monday, December 10, 2012

{Modern Vintage Glam} Bridal Style

{Gorgeously Modern} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

I adore how New Jersey designer, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner, incorporates traditional details such as lace and beading with modern trends like ruffles and bridal 'belts.' Successfully combining these details provides gorgeous vintage glam gowns - totally modernized for today's bride. Each dress is different, yet so fabulous in its own right.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Colorful Bridesmaids' Gifts by Nest Pretty Things

Colorful Bridesmaids' Gifts by Nest Pretty Things by Nina Renee Designs

If you're searching for vintage style jewelry with less glam, but, more bohemian style, you've got to check out Nest Pretty Things. Vibrant color and cuteness dominate throughout this fab collection. Love... love... love!

Monday, December 3, 2012

{Modern + Sexy} Bridal Style

{Modern + Sexy} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Wow. These fabulously daring gowns by Pnina Tornai will certainly have guests talking about your wedding gown on the big day! Showing skin is a must when you choose a Pnina Tornai gown...these beauties are definitely not for the shy bride.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

{On Trend} Cute Bows, Hearts + Sparkle

On Trend: Bows + Hearts by Nina Renee Designs

Well, I am happy to admit...I love all three of these stylish trends right now. There are a million ways to incorporate them, and here are just a few options: glittery gift tags, sparkly bobbies, personalized heart hangers or a cute dress and shoes with a fabulous bow, the possibilities are truly endless.

Crystal bobbies + gift tags: Nina Renee Designs
Dress: Kirribilla
Hangers: Bragging Bags
Shoes: Valentino

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for awesome family, hilarious friends, good health and fab customers...just to name a few...have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! (Get the jewelry here and here.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{Modern + Colorful} Bridesmaid's Style

{Modern + Colorful} Bridesmaid's Style by Nina Renee Designs

I am awed by this gorgeous bouquet by Anne Appleman! It's unique, colorful, eclectic and beautiful. The turquoise, green, black, pink, peach and white go together effortlessly. A great way to infuse color: use the flowers!

Dresses: JLM
Shoes: Nina Shoes via Nordstrom
Bouquet: Anne Appleman
Earrings: Nina Renee Designs

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cute Bridesmaid's Gift: Personalized Compact Mirror

Cute Bridesmaid's Gift: Personalized Compact Mirrir by Nina Renee Designs

If you're giving your bridesmaids more than one gift, including these affordable compact mirrors is a great idea. At only $10.50 each, they won't break the bank, but, are still thoughtful, cute and practical. Check out more by Dynamic Imprintables here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

{Diverse Style} by Suzanne Neville

{Diverse Style} by Suzanne Neville by Nina Renee Designs

A nice range of styles from designer, Suzanne Neville, in her 2013 Diamond Collection. Romantic lace, glamorous belts, sleek silhouettes and modern ball gowns make for a wonderful mix of wedding day options. I absolutely adore the mermaid gown with the lace ruffles at the bottom...beautiful!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

{Beautiful Wedding Shoes} by Miu Miu

{Beautiful Wedding Shoes} by Miu Miu by Nina Renee Designs

Mandatory for your wedding day: Cute wedding shoes!

Even if you can't afford these gorgeous shoes by Miu Miu, there are plenty of fantastic affordable shoe choices out there: Like these gold glitter shoes via Macy's....or these stunning heels by Jessica Simpson.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's in the Details: Fabulous Wedding Style

It's in the Details: Fabulous Wedding Style by Nina Renee Designs

The little details certainly matter; this is where creativity lives. The groom's neutral grey suit paired with the modern bright orange tie is a wonderful combination. Also, the bride's glamorous orange shoes (she had them dyed to match her wedding colors) are a fabulous touch: on trend and perfect. I adore the wedding sign, it's a timeless way to capture the joy of this special day. Plus, the oranges within the centerpiece really drives the modern color theme home in an elegant, simple way. I love the details of this wedding...

Shoes: Hey Lady
Flowers: Designed by Rose
Photography: J'adore Love Photography
*Check out more photos of this wedding via The Bride's Cafe & Essence.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Great Bridesmaid's Gift: Personalized Robes

Great Bridesmaid's Gift: Personalized Robes by Nina Renee Designs

A personalized gift is *always* a great idea for, robes are a smart and practical choice. A wonderful and lasting gift for your wedding party! Robes by Crissy's Creations.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

{Fabulous Red Wedding Gowns} by Vera Wang

{Red Wedding Gowns} by Vera Wang by Nina Renee Designs

ON TREND: Red wedding gowns?

Well, at least in the bridal designer's mind... I have yet to see many real brides taking the fashion risk of wearing a red bridal gown. Although, I think it's a great idea *if* it matches your style and confidence level. FACT: You cannot be shy wearing one of these gorgeous Vera Wang gowns!

Friday, November 2, 2012

{Fall Glam} Bridal Style

Modern Glam Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Did you know that the pink flowers on this bridal gown are velvet? How unique! I would love to see it in person. Also lovin' these rose gold bridal shoes by Badgley Mishcka...cute!

Gown: Modern Trousseau
Shoes: Badgley Mishcka
Hair Fower: Sol Bijoux
Clutch: Heidi's Creations

Thursday, October 25, 2012

{Navy + Green + White} Bridesmaids' Style

{Navy + Green + White} Bridesmaids' Style

Navy blue, lime green and white has to be one of my favorite color themes. I just adore mixing classic & traditional navy with a fun and modern color such as lime green. In addition, the white adds more fabulous modern contrast within this gorgeous palette.

I am so lovin' this tea length strapless dress by D'Zage...very modern and simple, but, the best thing about this dress: it's wearable after the wedding!

Bridesmaids' Clutches: AO3 Designs
Bouquet: Calie Rose
Bridesmaid's Dress: D'Zage
Shoes: Nina Shoes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

{Hot Trend} Romantic Vintage Wedding Style

{Hot Trend} Romantic Vintage Wedding Style by Nina Renee Designs

Lately, there has been a beautiful trend running rapid among brides everywhere: Romantic Vintage style. Lovely lace, feminine flowers paired with a soft & dreamy color palette = Romantic Vintage Style...what's not to love?

Invitations: Foglio Press; photo by Austin Warnock
Cake: Rebecca Williamson; photo by Tonya Joy Photography
Gown: Marchesa
Bridesmaids via The Bride's Cafe; photo by Isabel Lawrence Photo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

{Dramatic + Beautiful} Bridal Style

{Dramatic + Beautiful} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

It's a glorious thing when dramatic and beautiful can come together so effortless and blissfully! Which is exactly how I feel about these wedding gowns by Ersa Atelier. A gorgeous twist on the traditional tulle embellished wedding gown, these show stoppers will definitely keep all eyes on the beautiful bride.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

{Alluring Lace} Bridal Style

{Alluring Lace} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Not all lace gowns have a matronly look...check out this super sexy bridal gown by Allure Bridal. This beautiful number would look great on the bride lucky enough to pour the right body into it :-).

I love that the lace gown is timeless, therefore, pairing it with a retro glam style birdcage veil and super modern peep toe pumps work together gorgeously.

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Veil: Gilded Shadows
Gown: Allure Bridal

Thursday, October 4, 2012

{Modern} Bridesmaid's Style by Alvina Valenta

{Modern} Bridesmaid's Style by Alvina Valenta by Nina Renee Designs

I love Alvina Valenta's design approach to creating a fabulous bridesmaid dress: make it wearable again and again! Pockets, simple silouettes and versatility makes for a wonderful combo.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

{Modern Chic} Bridal Style

{Modern Chic} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

As much as I adore princess-ness, I love sleek and simple. If you're a bride desperately searching for the anti-princess wedding gown, there are zillions of options to choose from...and I especially love these by Sophia Kokosalak. No poofy-ness, no fuss...just chic & beautiful.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

{Pretty Princess} Bridal Style

{Pretty Princess} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

I love the modern take on the traditional princess wedding gown. Impression Bridal does an excellent job with this one...gorgeous ruffles, a jeweled belted waist, plus a little lace peeking underneath for a bit of romance...perfect.

Hairpins + Custom Matching Earrings: Nina Renee Designs
Flowers: Martha Stewart Weddings
Wedding Gown: Impression Bridal

Thursday, September 13, 2012

{Pink and Orange} Bridesmaid's Style

Pink and Orange Bridesmaid's Style by Nina Renee Designs
On trend right now: printed bridesmaids' dresses. Why? Because brides are looking for more and more ways to have their wedding stand out from the crowd. Plus, they're fun, versatile, pretty...and... perfect for a summer wedding. Pink and orange is always a great color combo for summer, too.

Cake Bunting Decor: AFeteBeckons
Dress: Dessy
Flowers via musiccityevents.wordpress.com
Bracelet and Earrings: Nina Renee Designs

Monday, September 10, 2012

{Beautifully Embellished} Bridal Style by Victor Harper

These gorgeous bridal gowns by Victor Harper are definitely one of the best when it come to glam bridal gown design. The gowns are opulent and beautiful...not too much, but, just the right amount of bold jeweled goodness. Probably not for the minimalist bride, but, definitely for the glamorous one!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

{Glam Bouquet Charm} Sparkly Accessories Bridal Style

{Glam Bouquet Charm} by Nina Renee Designs by Nina Renee Designs

A wonderful splash of shimmer: this super glamorous bouquet charm I made recently....something a bit unique from the other charms available out there. Inspired by old Hollywood vintage glam, my goal was to create a design which perfectly complimented the photo of the bride's loved ones...while also standing out in a beautiful (and super sparkly) way...what's not to love? :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

{Wedding Color Trend: Navy Blue} Bridesmaids' Style

{Wedding Color Trend: Navy} Bridesmaids' Style by Nina Renee Designs

As a bridal jewelry and accessories designer, I am in constant communication with brides on a daily basis. From custom gift tags to jewelry requests, I've noticed recently that brides are choosing navy as a part of their wedding color scheme. An excellent choice too, since navy is classic and goes with virtually every color. Navy + hot pink;  navy + yellow; navy + purple; navy + green....endless color possibilities here.

Cake Topper: Miss Sarah Cake
Custom Earrings: Nina Renee Designs
Gown: Noir by Lazaro
Shoes: Kate Spade

Friday, August 17, 2012

{Modern Details} Bridal Style by Ian Stuart

{Modern Details} Bridal Style by Ian Stuart by Nina Renee Designs

Bows, ruffles and floral details are certainly part of the Ian Stuart 2013 collection. The bride who wants to make a style statement on her wedding day must check out this collection of girly-modern gowns. My favorite is the gown with the ruffled flower sleeves with the tulle overlay over the skirt....gorgeously dramatic!

Monday, August 6, 2012

{Pale Pink + Black} Bridesmaid's Style Inspiration

{Pale Pink + Black} Bridesmaid's Style Inspiration by Nina Renee Designs

Yes, it's true...I love me some pink! However, there's just something wonderful when a sweet pastel color is paired with sleek and bold black. A pale blue, mint green, lavender or light yellow would be just as fabulous with black. Plus, I am so lovin' these trimmed in black dresses by JLM...too cute!

Clutches: SolBijoux
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Dresses: JLM
Barrette & Gift Tags: Nina Renee Designs

Friday, August 3, 2012

{Beautifully Modern} Bridal Style

{Beautifully Modern} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Pretty & it! This gown by CB Couture is perfect for the bride who wants to show off her curves, but, still needs to look like a princess bride for mom and dad :).

Flowers via
Gown: CB Couture
Clutch: Angee W
Earrings: Nina Renee Designs

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

{Vintage Meets Modern} Bridal Style

{Vintage Meets Modern} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

Last, but certainly not least is this vintage glam hair clip I designed for the photo shoot. I wanted something simple, but, beautifully detailed to compliment this fab, but, simple modern bridal gown by Veronica Sheaffer. Goes great with the dress, don't you think? I especially love the back of this gown...too cute!

*Featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Reverie Magazine and on The Bride's Cafe blog; left photo by Ann Robert Photography.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

{Modern Glam} Bridal Style

{Modern + Vintage Glam} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

While the other jewelry in this collection (earrings, cocktail ring, necklace) has a bit of whimsy and romance, the wedding cuff bracelet is a more modern, bold + glamorous. The unique criss-cross crystal design was inspired by the soft bodice of this Veronica Sheaffer gown, which had a similar, but subtle pattern in it.

I *love* doing custom designs! :)

Left & bottom photo by Anne Robert Photography for Reverie Magazine featured on The Bride's Cafe.

Monday, July 23, 2012

{Romantic, Whimsical, Glamorous} Bridal Style Part 3

{Whimisical Glam} Dragonfly & Crystal Pendant Necklace by Nina Renee Designs

After designing this and this for the Reverie Magazine photo shoot, I decided this Veronica Sheaffer dress needed a bit of fun ...and a bit of glam. My design process was very sketch...just crystals, supplies and my imagination. I knew I wanted a unique pendant necklace, which would make a statement, but, wouldn't compete with the soft & feminine dress.

So this is what I came up with....who knew whimsy and glamour would go together so beautifully? :)

Right photo by Anne Robert Photography.