Monday, January 31, 2011

Vintage Micro Mini Dress & Green Vintage Photography

{images by green vintage photography}

"Hello Gorgeous!!" love the dress right? It is so "mad-men-esque" of course i was totally swooning over it.

Leslie of Green Vintage Photography shot these engagement photos for Stephanie (also of green vintage photography) & Erik in Sacramento, CA (woo-hoo)... you will notice the capitol building in the last photo. They did an amazing job. The vibe and feel of the whole shoot is awesome!!

This dress was Stephanie's mother's wedding dress. She wore it in 1971 and Stephanie had it altered to a micro mini length...and viola! total vintage dress gorgeousness!! The sleeves, the lace detail on the top & neckline...*sigh* now this is how you wear "your mom's wedding dress"

Thanks to Green Vintage Photography for doing a fabulous job and giving all us wedding bloggers some great eye candy!! You can tell we love it b/c they were also featured on Junebug weddings.

Check out the rest of their e-session here!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bando Accessories

Have you checked out Bando?! Amazing hair pieces and accessories that are all handmade...straight up by Jen & Jaime. I swear you will love their pieces. They make and showcase, headbands, bows, flowers that multitask as hair pieces, corsages or clothing decor. Not to mention, they also have shoe clips!!
Their more sparkly collection is great for the bride who wants to add some extra chic glitz and a lot of their new arrivals collection adds a perfect amount of color pop and sweetness to any outfit!
Check them out Here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Colorful Pallete: Jungle inspired

board created by Zenadia Designs
Don't you love all these colors!!? Its so fresh and vibrant. A Modern Jungle inspired event! I was inspired by this color palette and inspiration board made from Zenadia Designs and decided to make an inspiration board of my own. This was probably one the funnest ones I have done because you can get really creative with it. My fav part was incorporating some of my favorite patterns like Ikat and trellis patterns....which i love to use in my home.
You can incorporate all these little details like subtle leopard prints, bamboo accents, ferns & palms and wear fun statement pieces and accessories like the turquoise feather necklace or gi-normous hair flower pictured below. you can show off, patterned linens, vibrant colored glass on your table scapes, breezy, flowy dresses, tropical flowers of every vibrant color, safari details....shall I keep going?
Well, below is my inspiration board with all things that evoked a modern jungle feel to me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it. Made on always =)

Ikat Caftan Dress
$195 -
Print dresses »

Cyan Bamboo Wing Back Chairs
$1,575 -

raj tent

The Boutonniere - bamboo

Monday, January 24, 2011

Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

{elements of style}

Well Pantone announced their 2011 color of the year a few weeks ago. Its Pantone 18-2120....also known as...Honeysuckle!!

Its a shade of pink that has just enough brightness and just enough softness to it. The above color schemes shared by Erin Gate from Elements of Style, showcase the versatility of honeysuckle...and although she may have been alluding to interior design and style...I think that her combos also make excellent wedding color palletes. Here are a couple of combos that I chose to make simple inspiration boards out of. Cant find the exact shade for every detail in your wedding? Go ahead and mix it up with different and similar shades. Its a great way to add texture to your event =)

Would you use this color? Are you using this color? How?

Pink + Black

{created by me on my Polyvore site}
Pink + Turquoise

{created by me on my Polyvore site}

You can get more info on the items I used on these boards at my Polyvore site. Just click ont the links under the pictures

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Be inspired...

To Change the world.
Love these fundamentals by Ghandi. You can dowload this print image from the source Here. Made by Francesca who wanted to make an appealing print for her wall. Now its on everyone's wall. Thank you for an inspiring print.
Read it. Think it. Apply it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cake Love

{style me pretty & Scobey Photography}

{Style Me Pretty & Fuse Photographic}

Today I was dying to feature these two cakes that I stumbled upon in the past couple days....All this loveliness is hard to handle so I had to share it somehow!!

Both were spotted on "Style Me Pretty" which is no surprise. These two cakes definitely stole my attention. They are so simple, and original and who doesn't like teal coral accents and letterpress style typography?!

I hope you love these lovelies as much as i did!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The little ones

{phil paik photography}

Today's post is in celebration of the birth of my new nephew...Samuel! My wonderful Cousin Liana and her husband GP welcomed in the cute baby boy earlier this afternoon.

I know baby Samuel is too young to be in any weddings any time soon but it made me think of all the cute little ones that grace our weddings.

{martha stewart weddings}

{green wedding shoes}

They add such character, vibrancy, and youth to a wedding. They also serve as another way to add in personal touches to your day. Be creative with how you want your children attendant to be dressed. Let them wear their cute kiddy shoes and sneakers with their tux or paper crowns on their heads

I love bold headbands, or flowers in the hair and different takes on the ring bearer pillow and flower basket. Try incorporating your theme by using something untraditional like ribbon wands or a banner/sign,

You don't have to go with a typical dress and mini tux. I've been seeing a lot of tu-tu's, fairy outfits, suspenders, newsboy hats. Make it fun for them!!

{dekker photography}

{chez wedding}

{chez wedding}

{Heather elizabeth photography via project wedding}

My favorites are the awesome photos that come out of having kids at your wedding. They are all out there so you get some great faces and great emotion.
Here's to you baby Samuel... Welcome to the club of our plethora of nieces and nephews in our family. I look forward to the day that you are in one of our weddings!!
Auntie Liesel =)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dress the Chair: Flower Garland

{Project wedding diy}

This gorgeous little garland is packed with "wow" power and will add a nice touch of elegant drama to your standard wedding chair. A perfect way to make the bride and groom stand out...just a little more.

Here is the easy-peasy how to:

Flowers that work well for this project:
Asters (pictured),
Roses or rose petals,

You will need:
About 10 -15 stems of fully opened flower blossoms (for a standard Chivari chair),
A Needle,
A spray bottle with water,
Ziplock bag,
Ribbon (around 2 yards)

1. Clip the stems off all the flowers so they can sit flat. Measure the width of your chair and times it by 2. For the standard Chivari chair that we used, we made about a 12" garland

2. Cut a length of fishline to match your measurement. Thread a needle through the fishline and tie a knot at the end of it. Push the needle through the bottom of the flower and repeat. String together all the flowers until the garland is full.

Tip: Mist the garland with water and keep in the fridge overnight in a ziplock bag.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

d.i.y: Pie in a Jar

{all photo credits to green wedding shoes}

We found this awesome DIY great for favors, giveaways, or just to do...b/c its soo cool!! Thanks Green Wedding Shoes for sharing this great DIY.

Ingredients:Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or pre-made)2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling2 Tb of sugar1 large egg beaten

Supplies:6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removedHeart shaped cookie cutter1 Cookie sheet

Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Press the unrolled dough bit by bit into the jars a bit at a time (not too thick!) until the jars are lined with the dough up to the rims. Reserve some dough for toppers. Next, fill jars nearly to the top with filling of choice.

Roll out reserved dough to roughly 1/8 inch thick and cut out 6-8 hearts. Place the filled jars on a sturdy cookie sheet and place into oven.

Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 30-35 minutes or until dough becomes a light golden color.
At that time, arrange the dough hearts on the pies, brush the hearts with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown all the way around the jars. If needed, place foil over the tops of the jars to keep the hearts from burning.
Remove and let jars cool on a rack. Decorate with ribbon, tags, or labels on lids as desired and give to your family, friends or wedding guests!

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