Saturday, January 28, 2012

Something Blue

All brides know the saying, "Something old, Something new, something borrowed, something blue". As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns. Today I am going to do an inspirational post on how to add a touch of BLUE to your special day. There are so many unique and fun ways to add a splash of blue...

Don a blue right-finger ring a la Kate Middleton. 

Showing off a sky-hued shoe is so flirty and trendy right now. Brides are rocking bright blue stilettos underneath their elegant bright white gowns. They look adorable paired with a tea-length dress but also a fun surprise when they are hidden underneath your gown!

The Knot
Christian Louboutin

The Knot
Getting your wedding date embroidered on the inside hem of your dress is a great way to personalize your dress. I have also heard of brides sewing a blue heart inside of their dress. 

Daring brides may choose to opt out of the traditional white gown and wear a regal blue dress.
Monique Lhuillier
If you're a more traditional bride, than how about throwing on a bright blue hued dress for the reception? If your budget allows, this is a really fun way to switch up your look throughout the night! Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2012 line featured many tones of blues to brighten up any wedding. 
Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier
Don't think you can rock a blue dress? How about having your dress lined with blue crinoline?
Emmaline Bride
A floral sash is the perfect place to add a pop of color and add a waistline. These designs were found on Etsy and are all very affordable, yet they make a huge impact.

Etsy-Bridal Shoppe
Etsy- Krumpets Design Boutique
Whimz Girl Brooches
How gorgeous would this brooch look tucked in an updo? LOVE it
Lanvin belt

Wedding Chicks

Navy Lace La Perla Bra- Journelle

Got the Blues

What's your "something blue"?


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sherbet Palette

Hi Everyone! In this cold, snowy weather I thought I'd feature a bright summer palette. What's more cheery than sherbet in the summer? These colors are sure to perk up your guests. Although you may think you can only use this palette for spring/summer weddings, it will totally warm up a winter wedding! These bright colors look great with bright whites and ivories so it can easily translate into a winter wedding. 


Sherbet by ksstone featuring stiletto high heels

BirdDog Wedding

Busy Budgeting Mama
 This is a great opportunity to create a signature cocktail. Many brides and grooms are taking advantage of this trend. It is another fun way to add a personal touch to your big day.

Green Wedding Shoes

Green Wedding Shoes

How cute are these cupcakes? Also- this color-blocked dress would be a great BM dress for a fall or winter wedding!

 Gorgeous bouquet of Peonies, Ranunculus, and Roses.
Rock N Roll Bride
So awesome!
Style Me Pretty
Using sherbet bouquets instantly adds a fresh, whimsical look and the pop of color will definitely keep your guests engaged. 

Style Me Pretty
Adorable mint green cake

The Knot

Bella Figura
Love the raspberry and orange tones in these invites by Bella Figura. 

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the snow and be safe if you are out on the roads!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Inspired By...

Many of you tuned into the Golden Globes last night to catch the amazing dresses and very funny Ricky Gervais. I couldn't help but notice how many ladies had amazing hair and make-up totally appropriate for a bride! When choosing how to do your hair and make-up for your big day it is important to look like yourself. An overall fresh look with a glow looks great. Here are my favorite looks of the night-

In Style
 Charlize killed it last night.. She was my overall best dressed. Her make up and hair were phenomenal. I  love the Cartier diamond headband. Maybe if you're not big into jewelry on your wedding day- a headband would be a great alternative.

In Style
 Kate Beckinsale looked amazing and sunkissed without looking orange.

In Style
 Piper Perabo had an awesome updo. It was twisted and knotted which made for a cute hairstyle on the red carpet. This is great for brides who dont want to look "too made up". Messy updos are on trend now and work perfectly for a youthful bride.

In Style
Salma Hayek's make up was not overdone and her curls look gorgeous. In my opinion, I like updos better because they feel more special but if you can do some nice curls like this you will be golden.

What were your favorite looks of the evening?


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Flower power

Nothing excites me more than seeing this display at Whole Foods! I wish I could buy them all and display them around my house! Unfortunately I'm on lunch break so I'll have to come back another time! Hope everyone is having a great day!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Dreaded Bridesmaid Dress

The time has come to talk about the beloved bridesmaid dress! I seriously had way too much fun writing this post and I am sorry that it may be a little scattered.

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses I personally believe that it is more important to pick a dress that fits and flatters each bridesmaid, rather than picking one dress you really love. This is where mismatched dresses come in. You can always go traditional and have your BMs wear the same exact dresses. Keep in mind that your girls probably all have very different body types and may not look good in all colors. Traditionally BM dresses come in muted and boring colors...but they have come a LONG way! Thanks to retailers like J.Crew, Ann Taylor, and Vera Wang.

These first two options work great when ordering from retailers like J.Crew.

Same Color, Different Dresses: J.Crew was pretty much the pioneer of this idea to cater to each different personality in the bridal party.


These dresses are silk taffeta by J.Crew
Same Dress Different Colors: This option is great when ordering from retailers

Same Color Palette (my favorite):This works very well when doing neutrals and natural palette. Think beige,champagne,brown,ivory, even baby pink. (A girl with pale skin probably doesn't want to wear an ivory dress yet it would look amazing against olive toned skins) When doing this you dont want the dresses to be over styled. The main goal is to have the bridesmaids look COORDINATED.

Hanle Productions

Style Me Pretty

I actually recognize a couple of these dresses from H&M and Forever 21. If you allow your BMs to choose their own dress they might even have something in their closet (or be able to buy something with wearibility.)

MOH in different color/print: This a really fun way to honor your MOH. Pick a slightly different dress than the rest of your girls to give her that stand out look. 

Ruffled Blog
I think this is actually the bride in the above picture but still- a very cute idea for the MOH. How charming is this color palette? 
Wedding Bee
The Wedding Chicks
How gorge is her necklace?
The LBD is a great alternative to a bridesmaid dress. Your girls would love this because who doesn't already have an little black dress!? This way everyone will be coordinated but without having the exact same dress. The look could be pulled together by all wearing the same pair of bright colored pumps or coordinating bouquets.

Ruth Anne Photography

TwoBirds Bridesmaid dresses are AMAZING!!! This site is definitely worth checking out! They make one dress and there are 15 ways to wear it!!! It is available in 17 colors, 4 lengths, two-toned, and this ADORABLE rosette option!!! I cannot say enough about these dresses! However, I am guessing that they only look flattering on a certain body type, but if you have a pack of model best friends- this is a great option!

If you choose to dress your BMs in all the same dress here are some fun options I came up with! Colorblocking is very trendy in bridal fashion right now.  Remember to keep it simple when it comes to the exact same dress- you can always play around with different bouquets and accessories. Have your girls wear their hair differently and throw on different shoes so they don't look like they have a uniform on. 
Sashes are another fun idea to add when you have 4+ girls wearing the same exact dress. This will add a little bit of personality and change up the look! 

Freestyle: This option allows your girls to wear a variety of options! Sometimes this look can be overwhelming but if you do it right it will turn out great! Again- sick to a color palette/florals/stripes...etc. Keep florals the same across the board and try to keep accessories to a minimal or coordinating. 

Ah, here's that pack of model best friends I was talking about... One of my favorite bridal pics of all time. Molly Sims' wedding party looked amazing in long BM dresses. No two alike but the look is completely coordinated. Molly co-created each of the seven dresses with designer Elizabeth Kennedy (who is only 22!)

Wedding Bee
On Wednesday, I was walking down Charles St. with my friend Jess and we went into a store called Holiday. The store was beautiful inside and out- the minute I walked in I new I was in trouble! So it turns out, Holiday makes a signature collection of hand-made special event dresses! They had a gorgeous pink colorblocked dress in the store that I instantly wanted! These dresses are perfectly preppy and could easily transfer into your daily wardrobe. There are 8 different styles and a variety of colors available! These are perfect for a Beantown Bride! Visit or go into their store at 53 Charles St!

The Charlotte Sash
The Tent Dress
The Lucinda Dress

Hope you enjoyed this post! I probably should have made it 2 parts but I'm sure I'll come up with more to talk about! Have a great weekend everyone!