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romance monday: we heart memorial day brides

Memorial Day was one for the bridal books. From an over publicized black tie wedding to Moroccan luxury serenade, fashion moguls from the likes of Poppy Delevigne to Kim and Kanye and Natalia Kills celebrated holy matrimony in ways that redefined luxe.

1. Poppy Delevingne

The second affair for the Brit beauty’s nuptials followed the intimate London wedding. The couple opted for a lavish Moroccan affair. Decked in a lacy Pucci peplum gown versus the Chanel showcase that happened a week beforehand, the bride defined bohemian elegance as she glowed of grace.  Sister Cara Delevigne reprised her role as maid of honor, donning a gorgeous lacy suit. The event was surrounded by high profile models such as family friends Arizona Muse, Suki Waterhouse, and Georgia May Jagger. The bridal attire for Poppy showcased an eccentric route for the leading role, proving that floral is always suitable. poppy-wedding-dress--z2. Natalia Kills

As a less publicized event, British pop star Natalia Kills married New Zealand recording artist Willy Moon. The unconventional event took place at the Jane Hotel rooftop in New York City, the couple were brought to together in matrimony by a captain. The happy couple was accompanied by a number of their family members and close friends including Obesity and Speed’s Lyz Olko.natalia kills wedding dress

3. Kim Kardashian (and Kanye West)

Anticipated and highly publicized the rapper and reality television star’s event finally unfolded. In the city of Florence, the couple celebrated outdoors surrounded by an abundance of flowers to the sounds of Andrea Botticelli as Kim walked down the aisle. The couple wore Givenchy by friend, Riccardo Tisci.kim-kardashian-kanye-west-wedding_glamour_27may14_E_only-use-for-small-thumb_262x393

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romance thursday: we heart lindsay and chad’s gorgeous beach wedding

who doesn’t love a good beach wedding? lindsay and chad wanted the perfect shoreside setting for their big day, and found their perfect spot on the Atlantic coast in New Jersey. the romantic seaside retreat played perfect host to the sweet couple’s chic prepster style and bright smiles. the look was tailored and clean, with bold pops of color and bright accessories that really made their wedding day style stand out. the groom’s khaki suit was a breath of fresh air, and the bow tie was the perfect finishing touch. the bridesmaids were lovely in shimmering ocean blue dresses.

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the bride was stunning, in a simple and chic ivory gown that struck the perfect chord of casual glamour. lindsay, with a great eye for design, requested a custom belt to make it a one-of-a-kind look. her vision called for a mix of textures and hues, accents of shimmer and shine, and a decidedly feminine flair that made it the perfect piece to complete her style. we created a belt in natural ivory, with oversized bloom accents in her wedding hues of peaches and creams. dainty ivory pearls added extra shimmer, dancing over the blooms and across the belt. for her hair, lindsay knew she wanted a veil. but in keeping with the breezy glamour of the coastal fete, she went for a modern shoulder length cut, in a clean, light edge. a row of lovely pearl detailing at the comb, perfectly matched to the pearls of her belt, was the only adornment, the finishing accent of girlish glamour.

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the wedding was just stunning, and by gorgeous lindsay and chad’s bright smiles, we know they had a blast. the talented Stephanie Jones Photography beautifully captured the romantic spirit of the lovely couple. swoon!


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romance wednesday: we heart grace kelly’s wedding look

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grace kelly is an icon of glamour, elegance, and old hollywood magic. she was a beautifully poised actress, and she ruled the silver screen in movies throughout the 1950s. she was always coiffed, lovely, and simply fabulous. elegant designer gowns were her go-to look; she was even close friends with iconic designer edith head. gorgeous accessories ruled, from her feminine gloves, to her glamorous sunglasses, and her Hermes bag; the ever-present designer handbag that she carried throughout the 50s, which of course was later coined “the kelly bag” in her honor. (clockwise from top left) grace kelly and carey grant in to catch a thief, grace kelly and husband prince rainier, grace kelly looking fabulous with her signature hermes bag, grace kelly as the picture of radiance in beachwear, grace kelly and marlon brando at the 1954 academy awards (photos: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashion/ideas/34648/25/ultimate-style-icons-grace-kelly.html)

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on april  19, 1956, she wed prince rainier of monaco in one of the most glamorous and memorable weddings of the 20th century. the wedding was a spectacularly elegant affair that married hollywood royalty with european nobility. the most memorable piece of the day of course was kelly’s stunning dress, a masterpiece by mgm designer helen rose (check out some of her stunning work here: http://www.coletterie.com/fashion-history/helen-rose). the creation was made of layers of silk taffeta, lace, and pearls, with a figure-flattering cinched waist, full bell skirt, sleeves, and dramatic high neckline. the look was complete with her lace-covered headpiece and elegant, lace-edged blusher veil. photos: http://life.time.com/culture/grace-kelly-prince-rainier-photos-from-the-wedding-of-the-century/#1

grace kelly’s wedding day style has intrigued us throughout the years, and over 50 years after her big day, her look still inspires weddings around the world. we all watched kate middleton‘s beautiful marriage to prince william of cambridge on april 29, 2011. her alexander mcqueen creation was simply stunning, and her full skirts and elegant lace sleeves were reminiscent of kelly’s sophistication and glamour. fashionista nicole richie wed rocker joel madden on december 11, 2010, in a stunning marchesa gown that called to kelly’s look with a dramatic lace bodice and sleeves and cinched waist, modernized with a full, billowing skirt made of countless layers of tulle fabric. socialite and designer ivanka trump was married to Jared Kushner on october 25, 2009, in an elegant vera wang gown. the stunning lace-overlay dress recalled kelly’s look in it’s dramatic sleeves and full skirts.

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sources:

Grace Kelly Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story – Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/people/grace-kelly-9362226?page=3

Philadelphia Museum of Art – Press Release – Museum Offers Rare Look at Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress April 1–May 21, 2006

http://www.philamuseum.org/press/releases/2006/492.html?page=1

Royal Wedding Coverage: William & Kate’s Special Moments : People.com

http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20395222_20485897,00.html#20943797

Celebrity wedding dresses: Nicole Ritchie – Celebrity wedding dresses – sofeminine.co.uk

http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/celebrities/album873992/celebrity-wedding-dresses-21829548.html#p18

Celebrity Weddings: Ivanka Trump’s Wedding Dress Makes a Huge Impression

http://www.celebrityweddingbuzz.com/celebrity_weddings/2009/10/ivanka-trumps-wedding-dress-makes-a-huge-impression-plus-vera-wangs-says-shes-tired-of-strapless.html


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we heart indie wed

if you have never heard of it, then you are really missing out! it’s a totally groovy wedding show for unique brides and grooms looking for something different, special, and local for the big day. we had a blast there on sunday, in our lovely vintage dressing room-inspired booth, with our black lacquer armoire draped with dozens of elegant veils, headpieces, and frivolities. we met some beautiful couples and some awesome fellow local wedding vendors as well! the next show is february 2014… hope to see you there!

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we heart vintage pieces turned new again

you know how much we love re-working stunning pieces into a fresh and modern piece for today’s bride… this is the story of an extra-special, unforgettable one!

a mom-of-the-bride gave us a call with a very special request- turn her stunning heirloom, a crystal-encrusted belt from her big day, into a headpiece for her daughter’s upcoming nuptials.

the belt was stunning, hand-detailed with countless little sparkly wonders – crystals and sequins and beads, oh my! we snapped a few before photos of the belt…

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it was almost tear-enducing cutting up such a spectacular piece of art, but her idea of creating a custom comb was just fabulous.

we created a headpiece using a small section of the belt. but for the big day, a veil too was in order. we created a ruffled pencil edge veil, but rather than affixing it directly to the headpiece that we created, we added a secret row of buttons on the underside. this way, after the wedding, she is now able to remove the veil and wear the stunning comb again and again as a reminder of her special day!

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wasn’t she absolutely stunning? so romantic!

special credit to Jolie Images for their shots of the lovely bride and of the lovely couple.


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we heart romantic forest weddings

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we are in love with this wedding shoot captured by Christy Tyler Photography that featured a sweet couple, a softly romantic style, and an elegant, natural backdrop.

check out the lovely photos that were posted on one of our favorite blogs for all things cute and wedding, Ruffled!


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we heart unique projects

it’s pretty much a dream come true. someone gives us a call, tells me that her recently-married friend gave her my name and a rave review, and states that she wants something “unique and different.” step right up!

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unique, indeed! a traditional veil, but with color and floral accent… love! she wanted to edge her

wrist-length veil with a soft but rich purple to tie in the color of her bridesmaids dresses, and we

found the perfect hue in this soft tone reminiscent of spring-blooming lilacs. lilies of the valley

are a flower dear to the bride’s heart, and both bride and mom searched high and low for the

perfect ones to adorn her hair. we used a few sprigs of the precious bloom to complete the

very special and stunning veil.

i love the way the piece turned out. can’t wait to post lovely pics of the bride in her finery!