A Little Glitz and Glamour

For the bride who wants her wedding to be a party, nothing could be better than incorporating some metallic to the big day. Metallic certainly adds some glitz and glamour to any wedding day. From bridesmaid dresses to wedding cakes, there are so many place to feature some shine.

Metallic Bridal Party 

Having metallic bridesmaid dresses is a great way to have your bridal party stand out and look fabulous. Have them in all different metallic colors or all the same, either way the metallic of the dresses will create a beautiful and unified look for your bridal party. And for the bride who wants some glitz and glamour for herself, find a wedding dress for yourself that incorporates some metallic. 


A Cake that Sparkles

For a wedding cake that wont be forgotten, add some metallic flare. Metallic golds and silvers have a shine that will catch your eye, but are neutral enough that they are not over the top. 



A Two in One

            Its not uncommon for a bride to want two different looks for her wedding day, one for the ceremony and the other for the reception. In the past, this meant getting two dresses, but now a day brides do not have to split their budget between two dresses. Instead, more and more brides are opting for one dress that can be altered in just seconds to become a completely new dress. This popular trend of having detachable overskirts allows brides to have one wedding day look for the ceremony and an entirely new look by just removing the overskirt.


Ceremony Conservative to Reception Party Ready

Often when brides choose to have two looks for their wedding day, it is because they want a more conservative look for the ceremony and a fun party look for the reception. The overskirt can give the bride that conservative look they are wanting for the ceremony. Just remove the skirt and you are party ready. For the brides who want an even bolder reception look, short dresses or even pants are a great look to have under that overskirt.


Red, White, Blue, and I Do

For a patriotic summer bride, nothing could be more festive than 4th of July wedding. There is already plenty to celebrate on Independence Day, so also making it your wedding day doubles the celebration. There are many ways to incorporate the essence of the 4th of July on your wedding day, through fireworks, food, and a patriotic color scheme. 

Festive Foods

There are many ways to feature 4th of July festivities in your wedding day treats. From hot dogs and hamburgers to patriotic pastries, food can be a great final touch to your Independence Day wedding. 


The Red, White, and Blue

The easiest way to add some Independence Day into your wedding to is to incorporate the patriotic red, white, and blue into your color scheme. With a white wedding dress, having red and blue bridesmaid dresses creates a patriotic look for your bridal party. Continuing the red, white, and blue color scheme into your decorations we make for a beautiful and festive reception.


Happy 4th of July!


Blushing Brides

“Blushing bride” has become more than just an expression, it is now an entire look as more and more brides opt to incorporate blush into their wedding day look. Blush and light pinks have long been popular colors in weddings but typically in the décor. Recently, we have been seeing a move toward using blush to create a soft romantic bridal look.

Positively Glowing

 Softer makeup that focuses on using light pinks and blush creates a most elegant and romantic look that is perfect for a bride’s special day. Rosie cheeks will be sure to give a bride a beautiful wedding day glow. 


A Hint of Color

For brides who want a unique dress that still captures the romance of the big day, blush has become an increasingly popular choice for wedding gowns. Blush adds just the smallest hint of color that adds a new touch to a traditional look without being overwhelming.



A Pop of Watercolor

As we transition from spring to summer, one trend that we have already started to notice has been watercolor designs. From invitations to cakes, watercolor inspirations can be found in many aspects throughout weddings. The soft touch of color is very festive and in tune with the season.

Bold and Beautiful Brides

For the bride who wants a bold and whimsical dress, a watercolor wedding gown will create a one of a kind look. You can keep it simple with just a hint of color or add some extra flare with a delicate floral design, either way, a watercolor dress will leave all your guests in awe. 


A Splash of Color 

Watercolors have become extremely popular in cake designs. It is a break way to tastefully add some color to any wedding cake. Brides have been incorporating watercolors into their cake designs through colorful icing, painted touches, and decorative flowers.



A Few Extra Touches

The the subtlety and softness of watercolor can be found in so many more extra touches of a wedding. We have been seeing watercolor in paper products and even décor. Perfect for the bride who wants a colorful summer feel without going overboard. 




The British Are Coming!

Nowadays, it seems like British influence is everywhere. British aesthetic and traditions are seeping into wedding culture and are making quite a splash! So let’s take a trip across the pond and look at some of our favorite English influences.

 Royal Touches

Whether you did a study abroad program in Oxford, come from an English descent or just have an affinity for all things British and want to make your wedding the new royal wedding, we have some great ideas for you. To transport your guests to and from the event, rather than choosing the standard limosine, opt for a double decker bus! To further the English theme, choose subtle Union Jack decor, so as to not mistake your wedding for a Heathrow gift shop. Other decor options include old English tea sets and newspaper influences. 




Tea Time Treats

 If you are going to have a British-themed affair, food must be carefully selected. For fare reminiscent of foggy Londontown, select individual portions of fish and chips wrapped in newspaper cones to please your attendees. Other bites that are perfect picks include crustless finger sandwiches and fresh scones with jam and Devonshire cream. These selections will have you feeling like you are across the Atlantic faster than the speeding Concord.




Prints and Patterns Galore

One very hot trend we are seeing more of in 2012 and predict to stay very hot in Spring 2013 is printed bridesmaids dresses. Brides are veering away from the traditional, matchy-matchy bridesmaids looks and opting for a look that is much more unique and fun! Here are some of our top patterned looks that we forsee much more of in the new year!

Striped Supporting Ladies

If you are going for a sleek and preppy look for your bridesmaid bunch, stripes are an excellent choice. They allow for brides to play with the idea of separates and are very slimming if the correct pattern is selected. We love the look of these navy and white striped dresses this bride has chosen below or the black and white polka dot and stripe combination. Another one of our favorite looks is a simple top and a peppy striped skirt. This look will keep your ladies feeling comfortable and they might actually even have a chance of sporting the ensemble again! 


Floral and Fabulous

Perfect for a spring or summer garden wedding, a floral dress presents a nice graphic quality to your bridesmaids dresses while still being fresh. A full-length floral gown is a bit more formal but is a far cry from black tie. Or, for a more casual daytime wedding, a shorter floral-patterned frock is casual and cute. 


Mixed and Matched Maids

This prints trend we are seeing is definitely open for interpretation and use of your artistic eye. For a more relaxed look, incorporate prints and solid-colored dresses together for an effortlessly chic look. This will also allow your bridesmaids the option of being more fashion-forward or traditional with their wedding ensemble!



Something Blue

Everyone knows the saying. And most also know that wearing something old, new, borrowed and blue ensures a bride's good luck as she walks down the aisle. Of the four - old, new, borrowed, and blue - perhaps the one you can have the most fun with stylistically is blue. And with designers nowadays thinking of creative ways to keep that saying alive, brides have a bevy of options of how to insert a little blue pop into their wedding look!

Blue Bouquets

One beautiful way to incorporate blue into your look is to carry a blue-hued bouquet down the aisle. A bundle of blue hydrangeas is a perfect pick for a spring or summer wedding celebration. Or perhaps a bouquet studded with blue bonnets for a nod to Texas hill country is more your speed. Whichever way you choose, you will surely be a blushing, anything but blue bride!


Sapphire Accessories

As we mentioned before, designers are taking into account brides' questions to find gorgeous, blue-hued items to incorporate into their bridal looks and there is certainly no shortage of creative ideas! For a sophisticated country wedding, incorporate blue flowers into your wedding 'do. Or opt for a beautifully beaded blue clutch to carry your wedding day necessities in. Another option is to find a deep blue heel to hide underneath your bridal petticoat - to keep you staying gorgeous and with good fortune with every step you take on your big day!


Glorious Gems

One subtle and elegant way to incorporate blue into your ensemble is to pick jewels to wear in your lucky color. Choose dangling sapphire earrings to keep you twinkling bright at your ceremony and reception. Or choose an eye-catching bib necklace accented with blue ribbon to keep luck close to your heart. Or perhaps you can incorporate both old and blue if you choose a vintage, blue-jeweled hair comb to accent a low chignon.



Tea For Two

Whether you are the bookish, tea-drinking type or just enjoy the aesthetic, a tea party can serve as excellent inspiration for your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or wedding! This look can go English countryside vintage chic or whimsical Mad Hatter tea party...let your imagination brew and see what comes of it. But in the meantime, we'll get your creative juices flowing with some of our favorite ideas!

Impressive Invitations

As any good planner knows, invitations are the first glimpse at the celebration so let your theme shine! For the precursor events, use the tea party imagery to make a cute party invite. Or let the tea literally do the talking and personalize a tea bag with the party details. If you'd like to keep your wedding invitation a bit more formal and steer clear of the word "cute", choose a lace envelope that's inspired by an proper lace tablecloth of the same material. 


Darjeeling-Inspired Decor

For your tea party-themed event, long banquet tables studded with teapots and tea cups are perfect for your guests to pour over. And for an eye-catching centerpiece, stack vintage teacups and pots to make table setting towers. If flowers are more your style, antique tea canisters filled with tea roses and other blush-toned florals make for a unique and lovely display. To accent the tea party decor, lacey picture frames and vintage luggage are lovely to look at. And for additional guest seating, coffee tables strewn with platters of tea sandwiches and cakes are perfect for guests to sit around and sip!


Tea Time

It's a nice idea to give your guests a little extra perk before they leave your soiree. Create a tea bar with different types of flavors of the beverage to be scooped into personalized tea pouches. Or, to simplify the process, individual tea portions with you and your sweetheart's name and wedding date on it are perfect take home gifts. However, if your guests are filled to the brim with tea, be a DIY bride and make candles out of vintage, flea market tea cups!



Pearl Girl

Pearls are undeniably classic and a big trend we anticipate seeing in 2013. We're not sure if we can officially call it a "trend" as it has stood the test of time ten times over, but we do know that people will be wearing this look more because of styles we've seen on the bridal runways. Whether you are rocking a pair of vintage pearls passed down by a relative or taking a slightly less conventional approach to the look, pearls are pristine perfection. Here are our favorite ways to don these lovely little gems.

Pearl Touches

Whether you are incorporating your "something old" into your ensemble or are sporting a brand new look, pearls will not be something you will look back on in twenty years and ask "what was I thinking?" because the fact of the matter is... pearls are always a smart choice. Whether you choose a traditional hair comb to hold your chignon in place or a stunning statement necklace of pearls, these choices are brilliant. But another very brilliant choice is to flaunt your wedding pedi with pearl peep toes... we just love this!


Pearl Bouquets

Pearls are a traditional symbol of purity so what better way to walk down the aisle than holding a bouquet adorned with pearls? For a slightly less traditional look, carry a bouquet of fabric flowers studded with pearls and crystals for an arrangement you can cherish for a lifetime. Or to embrace the brooch bouquet trend that is oh-so-hot right now, carry a crystal and pearl bouquet that is sure to make a statement. Or for a slightly more classic look, wrap your bouquet in lace and fabric and adorn the handle with a vintage brooch or a strand of pearls. 


Perfectly Pearlized Cakes

For a preppy and clean cake, choose pearl decor to drive home the theme of your big day. Whether your cake is decorated with draping pearls, studded with little pearl circles or trimmed in solid strands, all looks look very polished. For a more modern look, ask your wedding cake designer to cluster different sizes of pearls for a unique and lovely statement.