Saturday, October 31, 2009



Every year I've been posting a Halloween Bride. 2009 brings us this ensemble for the bride heavily into Goth . . .of course not everyone embraces this genre of fashion which makes it all the more original . . .

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gown Friday!

i spent almost the entire day yesterday thinking it was friday, so i'm so glad it's finally here!
i am in love with Amsale's fall 2010 bridal collection. simple elegance--my kind of style :)


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I just had to share this medley of ultra femme images a client sent me a couple days back. It hails from In Style Weddings and acted as the inspiration point from which she wanted to begin the design process. Thanks Rachel for passing on your own muse to so many other brides out there . . .

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall 2010 Maids


would you ever put your bridesmaids in white? or pale shade of any color? i am noticing more and more maids dresses in white and pale pink--would you do it? or does the bride still get the honor of being the only one in white? here are a few new maids dresses from the Fall 2010 collections. enjoy!



{Jim Hjelm Occasions}

{Jim Hjelm Occasions}

{Jim Hjelm Occasions}

{Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids}

{Jenny Yoo Collection}

{Jenny Yoo Collection}



When asked by You and Your Wedding Magazine, what designer Sassi Holford would be doing if she weren't in the wedding industry, she replied, 'I would be unemployed!'Personally I think she'd do magnificent wherever she decided to work. Feast if you will on these gowns by the awesome Sassi perfect for chillier climates. This British designer remains one of my favorite creators of chic . . .

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A. Hana Design

if you are looking for that perfect balance between feminine and rustic, this bouquet & flower arrangement is for you! these textures and mix of flowers are absolutely stunning! A. Hana Design is based in San Fransisco and their website is nothing but eye candy full of beautiful inspiration--check it out!


Daniela Gristina's gowns are green, almost casual and hint at far away places in time and culture. Ethnic in feel , you'll find flowing, feminine lines. The fabrics are all natural cottons and linens, light organza, chiffon and silk gauze.

Photos courtesy of Vogue Sposa

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Twigs & Honey

don't you just adore the hair accessories out right now?! and now one does whimsical bridal better than Twigs & Honey. the one above is my favorite!! love it.


Pioneer of the bias cut, Madeleine Vionet, once said, '"When a woman smiles, her dress must also smile" . Translated I think madamoiselle may have meant, a woman is happiest wearing her gown like a second skin. Long before the development of knits, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the Vionet original above. It all started back in the 1920s when the Parisian couturier developed a technique utilizing the true cross grain of fabric rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. Vionnet used fabrics like crêpe and charmeuse; These were novel to women's wear in the 1920s and 30s. She also ordered fabrics two yards wider than the 19-36"norm for the time so that she could work out draping and layout techniques. As a result gowns and dresses moved beautifully when cut on the bias. Vionnet's trademark: styles that cling to and move with the wearer. Examples: Bias cut gowns with cowl necklines, the handkerchief dress of the 1920s, and halter top. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of Vionet's bias cut and made it into a real trend via moving pictures. Today the bias cut gown is a classic option for brides.

Madeleine Vionet in her studio circa 1920
With tulle overlay by Blumarine

Greco-Roman in inspiration, by Rosa Clara.

From Elie Saab

V-shaped neckline by Manuel Mota for Pronovias.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Amazing cakes!

good morning! a friend of mine has been finding some fabulous inspiration from these cakes lately and i thought i would share them! Studio Cake Design does just a wonderful job and their wedding cakes are only the beginning of their talent--check out their amazing sculpted cakes and cupcakes too!