Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! A little inspiration to "sweeten" your day!

photos left to right, top to bottom - couple from paper doll romance, candy buffet from angelo and janelle, chavari chair treatment from the knot, invitation from angelo and janelle, candy heart from paper doll romance, shoes from paper doll romance, cake from the knot, bride and bridesmaids from google images, couple from paper doll romance


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Anthorpologie said "I Do" to Wedding Dresses

If you love Anthropologie as much as we do, you are going to be over the moon delighted to learn that the store is launching their very own bridal division beginning this Valentine's Day! Anthropologie, an Urban Outfitters, Inc. retailer, recently announced that in just days they will be launching a line of wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, accessories, invitations, and even gifts and decor items. Wedding gowns will have an heirloom quality and are expected to retail from $1,000-$5,000. You can view the line, and begin shopping, this coming Monday, February 14th (Valentine's Day) at their online boutique BHLDN stands for Beholden. From the sneak peaks we've seen so far, we are swooning and think you are going to swoon too! 

Here are a few sneak peak photos from


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

With all of this cold, snowy, icy weather we're dreaming of warm weather and sunshine. We figured you brides might be as well! Voila, our top 10 honeymoon spots; guaranteed to inspire you and help you get your honeymoon planned. Can you please pack us in your suite case ;-) 

1. St. Lucia (or any of the Saints)

2. Dominican Republic

3. Hawaii (we love Hawaii destination weddings too)

4. Tahiti

5. Fiji

6. Antigua

7. Mexico (Punta Minta is our fav)

8. French Riviera

9. Seychelles

10. Turks & Caicos

photos from and google


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weddings Trends for 2011

2011 is well under way and we're so excited about the fabulous trends we're sure to see a lot of in weddings and events this year! Some of these trends started last year and will continue to be HUGE this year, and others are new to 2011. Here are 14 noteworthy trends we're loving for this year! 

1. With a new year means a new color of the year. And this year's color honeysuckle conjures up feels of rejuvenation, youth, and happiness. It is beautiful paired with grey, taupe, champagne, or even a bright like yellow.

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2. Vintage touches. Borrow a grandmother's broach or piece of jewelry for your hair, on a chair treatment, or even on your cake. Bonus is that it doubles as your something old.

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3. Eco friendly options. We love recycled letterpress from Bella Figura. Print your save the dates, invitations, programs, menus, place cards, etc... all on eco friendly recycled paper. 

photo from Bella Figura Letterpress

4. Rustic chic. Lots of details and creativity. Think shabby chic meats the woodsy outdoors.

photo from style me pretty

5. Ball gowns with a twist of vintage inspiration. The princess wedding dress is making a huge statement this year with the royal wedding right around the corner. 

photo from Oscar de la Renta

6. Sequins and beading. On everything from dresses, cakes, and flowers.

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7. Statement making headwear. Tasteful tiaras and headbands, feathers, and head turning cathedral length veils.

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8. Non-traditional dress choices, like the little white dress. Brides are choosing comfort over the a-line style of the past few years.

dress by Marchesa

9. Contemporary. Mixed table sizes and shapes, bold colors, lavish decor, lounge seating, after parties, late night snacks, cakes in extended tiers. 

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10. Bold colors. Vibrant palettes like purples, reds, and golds. 

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11. Succulents. Bonus, they're eco friendly and great take home items.

photos from Martha Stewart Weddings

12. Flirty and whimsical touches.

photo from Flashbox Photography 

13. Chair treatments. Forget about boring seats! Chairs are getting a makeover this year, with linens, broaches, flowers, fringe, sashes etc...

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14. Banners. Great for at the altar, your get away car, on bride and groom's chairs, and held in engagement photos. 

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No matter what trend(s) you decide to incorporate into your wedding or event, brides and party hosts remember to keep it simple. Stick to a few trends and don't try to pack them all into your wedding or event. What are some trends you are seeing? Which ones will you incorporate into your wedding or events?