Saturday, September 17, 2011

So you think the dress is everything?

Check out these chic and understated styles!

Amsale Short Wedding Gown Jenna with Flower Accents

Ann Taylor
BCBG Shadow Stripe White Dress

J Crew Embossed Beach Dress

Shoshanna Eyelet Dress

And my personal fave from for only $155!

Friday, July 22, 2011

City Hall Romance

There's something romantic and alluring about these city hall weddings, don't ya think?
New York City Hall
Santa Barbara City Hall
New York City Hall
Pasadena City Hall
San Francisco City Hall
New York City Hall
Milwaukee City Hall
Anywhere USA

Sunday, August 15, 2010

sunday mixer: cherry blossom bridal shower

Swwweeet! A Cherry Blossom Bridal Shower! Credits: cherry blossom tea cakes, origami centerpieces, tea cup, cake, invitations, tea pot, clutch, fan, cherry blossom scrabble tile necklace, napkins, flowers.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

diy fun: 1000 origami cranes

Japanese legend has it that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish such as long life, or a thousand years of good luck.  The crane, in Asia, is one of many mystical symbols, that is said to live for thousands of years.  World wide, the crane has come to be recognized as a symbol for peace. But you don't have to fold them yourself!  Often a folder will give the thousand cranes as a wedding gift, wishing the couple a thousand years of happiness and prosperity!  Origami is a wonderful way to bring some symbolism into your wedding, even if you can't fold 1,000 cranes! 

DIY: Want to give it a try?  Visit for instructional videos on how to fold everything from peace cranes to Christmas angels! I found a wonderful and easy to follow video on the peace crane here! 

Or visit Amazon and buy an Origami Thousand Crane Kit for $16.95 that has everything you need to make 1000 colorful cranes!

Or try this book also from Amazon: A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness by Florence Temko, for $9.60.

top image: hanging cranes,

Friday, August 13, 2010

friday feature: asian themed wedding

LOVE it! Samayah and Ray's Asian-themed wedding comes from The Bride's Cafe and it is absolutely stunning!  I love everything about it!
LOVE the bride's simple, flowy white dress, RED shoes, gorgeous turquoise bracelet and over-the-top hair piece!
LOVE the parasols (in place of a bouquet)!
LOVE the SAKE ceremony and its symbolism! (and the symbolism all through the wedding)!
LOVE the cherry blossom cake!
LOVE everyone wearing WHITE!
And LOVE LOVE LOVE the 1000 white origami paper cranes hanging from above for good luck!
Congratulations to the new couple! We LOVE your style!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

vintage closet: the getaway car

Move over limousine!  Brides and Grooms are looking for classic wheels to get to and from their weddings these days!  Maybe you have the best man as a chauffeur or maybe the groom makes the quick get away all on his own, his new bride by his side!  How romantic!
All credits: pink antique wedding car, Roadrunner, light blue Morris wedding car, guys in black on black Jeep, pink bug, sexty 2 Vet, white Thunderbird, red Mustang, green truck, VW bus, wedding golf cart, red Chevy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

pretty papel picado invites


Just love papel picado for its whimsy and color!  Found this collection of beautiful papel picado invitations to inspire you!  Aren't the colors just wonderful? What a great jumping off point for planning your entire wedding around!  Credits for these invites:,,,,,