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 organic...no 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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

{Romantic, Whimsical, Glamorous} Bridal Style Part 2

Whimsical Wedding Cocktail Ring by Nina Renee Designs

I mentioned in a previous post about the custom earrings I created.... so, the next piece a of jewelry I want to to spotlight is the matching custom ring I made especially for the Reverie Magazine photo shoot...isn't it cute?

The Veronica Sheaffer wedding gown didn't warrant a necklace, so, I opted to create a statement making cocktail ring for a bit of right hand sparkle. I also wanted a floral design -  which is perfect for a romantic outdoor wedding.  I absolutely love how it fits in with everything seamlessly...not overbearing or gaudy. I love this ring!

Left  & Top Right photos by Anne Robert Photography.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{Romantic, Whimsical, Glamorous} Bridal Style Part 1

{Romantic, Whimsical, Glamorous} Bridal Style by Nina Renee Designs

I am so excited that my jewelry was featured in the 2012 Summer Issue of London-based Reverie Magazine (Also featured on The Bride's Cafe blog).

These are the earrings I custom made for this fabulously romantic Veronica Sheaffer bridal gown.

More images and details on how my design process unfolded in the upcoming posts...

::Left photo credit:  Anne Robert Photography ::

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{Rainbow Chic} Bridesmaid's Style

On trend right now: having fabulously stylish bridesmaids. And because of this trend, almost anything goes (that is fashionable, of course!) I love the rainbow bridesmaid look...so fun.

The trick to having each bridesmaid wear a different color (or totally different dresses) is that the dresses must have at least one similar trait, which pulls everything together, making the look cohesive. 

Where should your bridesmaids be similar? Depending on the style you want, you can start with choosing one of these details: fabric;  dress length; color tone (pastels, brights, neutrals, one color, etc.), style (vintage, simple, romantic, bohemian, glamorous, strapless, etc.). It will be trial and error with your girls, but, I think it's worth a try for the beautiful effect that can come from it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

{Chic Wedding Style} Mother of the Bride

Chic Wedding Style: Mother of the Bride by Nina Renee Designs

You want your mom to look gorgeous, elegant, modern and chic on your wedding day, right? Of course, you do! Well, then.... you must encourage her to take a peek at my favorite picks of Sophia Tolli's collection of special occasion dresses. Her one-shoulder dresses are totally on point for a woman wanting modern style, but, a timeless look, too.

Monday, July 2, 2012

{Elegant + Modern + Chic} Bridal Gowns by Sarah Janks

Elegant + Modern + Chic Bridal Gowns by Nina Renee Designs

Sarah Janks has done a beautiful job of mixing romance, chic, modern and elegance in her bridal gown collections. There are gorgeous details in each one, but, no gown is fussy or over done. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be very hard, however, I will go with the silk sheath gown with embellished waist...elegant + chic-ness very well done!