Thursday, October 31, 2013


 Whether you're wearing crocheted shorties or long, opera length beauties —gloves are glam and can really pull together your bridal look. If you're getting married this time of year when the chill is on, long gloves help warm up hands and arms. You can go with the classic white and ivory or jazz up your look with any length, color, texture, even pattern. Just like some brides are showing some pizazz wearing different color shoes with their gown, glove color is an option you have as well. Experiment, then go right ahead and be as adventuresome as you want!
Add some drama to a bouffant lace dress with white opera length gloves.  Dress, net pouf  and gloves by Amy-Jo Tatum//From the Ceremony Magazine Shoot via Bride Chic//Photo Strotz Photography
How dainty and sweet are these crocheted gloves?//  via Chic Vintage Brides
 Very Gatsbyesque--white satin and marabou via Pinterest
Mid-arm gloves rolled down add a vintage chic look to this mint tulle skirt//via Brides of Adelaide//
Black Isotoners and a horsehair fascinator add some edge to this white taffeta bouffant gown by Amy-Jo Tatum via Bride Chic//Image by Samantha Smith Photo

Want to delve into more glove inspiration?  Pinterest is full of boards devoted to gloves long and short as well as a whole slew of other accessories.  Here's the link

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


One question I've been hearing a lot lately is, "How do I actually wear an allover lace veil?"
The answer to that is, "Let me count the ways." Lace veils can be tied like a cloche, dropped, wrapped like a scarf or simply tacked to the back of your head to flow in a swirl down your back. Truth is, your possibilities are almost endless.  Starting here,the most important thing to remember is, take the initiative to explore and above all be inventive!
The first time I ever laid eyes on a crocheted veil was 7 Thanksgiving Eves back  when a friend  married a woman who crocheted her own.  I was as impressed with her creation as I am the veil above featured in Harper's Bazaar Russia// via Tumblr
A combination scarf/cloche veil  has an Early 20th Century feel///veil by Cheryl Taylor of Taylor Clarke Bridals - Photo by by Rylee Hitchner via OnceWed
 A heaping helping of lace mantilla/// photo by Elizabeth Messina via Love Wed Bliss
                                           An embroidered lace veil dropped over a crown in typical Spanish tradition/// Photo Tec Petaja via Once Wed
A lace drop veil is secured low on the forehead with a headband sporting two mauve roses///From The Gatsby's Bride Collection by Amy-JoTatum
Peau d'ange lace borders a veil paired with a dress by Paolo Sebastian via Bridal Musings
In traditional Spanish fashion a lace mantilla is dropped over the head--in this case over a rather large rose. Brilliant!  Gorgeous!  Basaldua of Madrid. 

Ah but there's nothing like a great image to inspire. Below are some pinterest boards that had me at hello!
Love My Dress Blog//Veils
Polka Dot Bride//Of Veils and Headpieces

The link to all veil boards on Pinterest 

If you'd like to read more about veils and further in depth, I've written a ton of posts about the subject.  Here are  links to 3 of them to get you started . . . .

Tuesday, October 29, 2013



 The Pinterest boards are burning up with polka dots and spreading like fire. Festive, whimsical, clean and classic, who can resist polka dots? A little or a lot, used well they can be a potent factor for pulling a wedding scheme together.  I love them in bouquets, table scapes and of course, any kind of clothing from dresses to bow ties for the guys.  Check out the chic on Mr. Groom sporting black and white polka dot socks.  I love it!!
Header Photo: Bridesmaids dresses via Enfianced//Photo by J KoePhotography
Photos 2 and 3:  Little Girl's Dress via Pinterest//Anemones via Pinterest
Photos 3 and 4:Box of flowers via Martha Stewart Weddings //Red and White Polka Dot Dress via Wedding Magazine UK
Photo 5: Dotted Wedding Favors via Catch My Party
Photos 6,7 and 8:  Manneqin via Isles of Smiles Blog//Polka Dot Stationary via Wedding Splendor//Hair ornament via 3-d Memoirs
Photo 9: Polka Dot Wedding Dress by Oscar de la Renta 
Photos 10 and 11 via Brides of Adelaide
Photo  12: Polka Dot Wedding Dress by Valentino//Photo by Bayly and Moore  via  The Boho Wedding Blog.
Photos 13 and 14: Cake is Chocoletta with Scattered Roses by Peggy Porschen via Dotty Vintage Weddings// Polka Dot Candles via Pinterest
Photo15: Polka Dot Tea Set via Pinterest 
Photo16 and17: Watercolor Bridesmaids dresses by Jac and Moigrad Photo by Sara Lucera via Once Wedd// Polka Dot peep-toes via Brides of Adelaide
Photos 18 and 19: Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dresses by Dolly Dagger via Rock and Roll Bride//Red and White Wedding Cupcakes via Pinterest

Monday, October 28, 2013


Check out all these little DIY details! Mix it up with some great vintage like an antique Model A and satin bias gown--- it's the closest thing to time travel.   Barrie Anne  Photography captured Rebecca and Joon's day so beautifully.  Said Barrie about shooting the couple, "They are  two of the most down to earth people I've ever met; their love for not only each other, but their family, friends, and just being there to celebrate their love was beautiful.
There were so many creative and cute details from the DIY favors and photo booth, the table place cards, guestbook, and an old school car that we got to take some really fun photos with!
When it came time for the cake cutting, in this case the cupcake cutting, or 'smash', as it turned out to be, it was surely a memorable one; I've never seen more cuteness, and I am still craving those delicious cupcakes!
Congratulations to such a fabulous and all deserving couple, Rebecca & Joon!"