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Wedding Inspiration: Let them eat cake – lots of it

Oh the Wedding Cake…everyone’s favorite part of a wedding, well besides the open bar of course. Well the new trend in wedding cakes is LOTS of cake. Different styles, varieties, types…the cake table means so much more to weddings today! Whether you choose 5 small cakes in different flavors or set up an entire dessert table, make your wedding cake table the second most beautiful thing on your wedding day (besides you!). And guess what? It does not cost more than a regular large wedding cake…and you and your groom can enjoy your favorite flavors and desserts! Everyone wins. And trust me…your guests will be just as thrilled to partake in your bevy of sweets!

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Bridal Inspiration: To Clutch or not to Clutch….

A purse is every girl’s best friend…besides diamonds of course. And you can make the ultimate statement as a bride with a fabulous clutch accessory. Whether you have a spring wedding with a floral clutch, or a black and white wedding with a lace clutch – you can carry your most important wedding day items – a $20 bill, lipstick, mints, tissues and maybe even your cell phone. Hand your clutch to your MOH or wedding planner, but make sure to grab it on your way out the door – trust me…anything goes with a wedding dress!


Cesare Paciotti


Gucci


Versace


Louis Vuitton


Jimmy Choo


Blumarine


Roberto Cavalli


BCBG


Carley & Jon: Black, White & Fabulous Chic

What do you get when you combine a bride, a vineyard estate and 400 friends and family? A gorgeous black and white Oregon summertime wedding! As the guests arrived to the Dillon/Osborne Wedding they were greeted with sparkling water, champagne and scrumptous appetizers. Carley and Jon enjoyed sunset nuptials amongst parasols and carnation pommanders. Their guests sipped on personalized cocktails during the cocktail hour and enjoyed some evening dancing under the stars to a 10-piece band. One of the many highlights of the evening was the secret “thriller” dance that Carley and her father busted out during the father/daughter dance. As the evening turned to night, guests tore up the dance floor to the tunes of a dj and the evening finally came to an end as the bride and groom drove away in style.

Venue: DeArmond Estates – Helvatia, Oregon
Catering: Devil’s Food Catering
Photography: Lauren Brooks Photography
Coordination & Florals: Bloomin Bride Designs


Wedding Chic: Have a Rockin good time

We all know that bigger is better. In fact that saying is true for most things. Hair. Cake. Shoes. Well now that statement rings true with necklaces. And what better way to go big then with ROCKS! Remember those aggats and rocks you used to find in the driveway…well the ultimate chic stores (like Anthropologie) are creating fabulous BIG necklaces with gorgeous rocks. Sure to make your bridesmaids and yourself stand out amongst the wedding crowd. Best of all you can find a necklace for each personality of your BM’s and it will still look incredibly synced but unique all at the same time. Not interested in the big necklace? No prob…check out some gorgeous earrings instead! So get ready to ROCK OUT with the below suggestions…also, check out local flea markets to find some real bargain trends!

SPLURGE:

Anthropologie – $298 – BUY HERE

MINI SPLURGE:

Urban Outfitters – $39.00 – BUY HERE

MINI SPLURGE:

Anthropologie – $48 – BUY HERE

STEAL:

Forever 21 – $8.80 – BUY HERE


Forever 21 – $5.80 – BUY HERE


Shannon & Brian: Old Hollywood Glam Chic

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Frank Sintra and Marilyn Monroe. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. All fabulous Old Hollywood couples and the fabulous 40s were the perfect inspiration for Shannon and Brian’s December wedding in Palm Springs at The Parker. From the bride’s swooping satin dress to the hollywood glam Parker design their celebration was nothing short of spectacular. The phenomenal photographer Braedon, captured the evening with 8mm film to give a little extra glam to the perfectly chic evening. In my mind, Shannon and Brian will go down as a fabulous hollywood couple!

Venue: The Parker, Palm Springs
Photography: Braedon Photography
Coordinator & Florist: Bloomin Bride Designs


Bridal Inspiration: Luck be a Lady

Girls its time to go back to being a lady….and what is the best way to do this? Lace, ruffles, feathers. So turn up that romantic side and deck yourself out in the hottest new bridal gown trends. Coco Chanel said it best…”A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.” That applies to you bride…be fabulous and classy in your gown! Here are some photos to give you some lady-like gown inspiration.

Photos: Courtesy of Vogue.com


Hot Wedding Trend: Black Swan Inspired Rehearsal Dinner Attire

Why not take a hint from the darkest and chicest award winning movie this year! Doesn’t every girl dream to become a ballerina…well now its time to incorporate the arts into your rehearsal dinner attire. Think Red Lips, Feather Shoes and the all time perfect cocktail dress. Believe me…that future spouse of yours is going to want to dance the night away with you!


Rouge Dior Haute Couleur in Hypnotic Red, $30
dior.com


Manolo Blahnik Catalina shoes, $675
Manolo Blahnik


Aurélie Bidermann black gold lace cuff, $1,220
Net A Porter


The all-time PERFECT cocktail dress – Monique Lhuillier silk-chiffon draped dress with frayed detail and shawl, $3,300
Monique Lhuillier

Photos Courtesy of: Vogue.com


Bridget and Kevin: Modern Day Beach Chic

The second I heard that Bridget and Kevin were going to have their wedding in Manhattan Beach I knew it was going to be oh so fabulous. Not only was this the celebration of the summer, but they added little touches that screamed their name. From individualized cupcakes to a wig-filled photobooth and even a personalized logo, Bridget & Kevin’s soiree was every girl’s (and guys) dream beach wedding. I had the pleasure of attending as a guest as well, and thank goodness because this was one wedding I will remember forever!

Photographer: Marianne Wilson
Venue: Shade Hotel
DJ: DJ FX
Coordination & Florals: Bloomin Bride Designs


Hot Wedding Trend: A touch of color

Looking for a lil something to brighten your wedding day? Well why don’t you go ahead and take it literal and add some bright colors into your wedding day pallette. From bridesmaid dresses to florals and jewelry why not liven up your wedding and take a note from Italian Vogue…brighter is better!

Why not let your feet have some fun! Add that touch of color to your wedding attire…and your feet will thank you!

Photos: Courtesy of Italian Vogue


Hot Wedding Trend: Wedding Day Ink

When you hear the word Chanel…you automatically think fabulous. And the brilliant designers over at Chanel have done it again. Leave the jewels at home and deck yourself and your bridesmaids out in designer temporary tattoos – $75 for 55 tattoos. You’ll be the chicest bride in town!


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