Erin and Jeff had a destination wedding in Grand Lake, Colorado. The rustic lodge mixed well with the rustic yellow chic decor. Erin thought of every detail down to the gift bags for the guests that had information about the town of Grand Lake and details of the weekend wedding activities. This was a beautiful waterfront wedding complete with cowboy boots, a ceremony overlooking the lake, and a grand finale of a sparkler grand exit.
Who says a winter wedding can’t be bright and cheery? This adorable couple brought their own sunshine to their shoot with lots of color, and lots of love! Taken at the charming Maple Grove Inn, this shoot was designed around Anthropologie’s unique aesthetic. The bride looked gorgeous in her beautifully embellished dress and added pops of color with her blue shoes and vibrant bouquet. We also love the colorful table décor, not to mention the food that looks amazing!
Photographer: Star Noir Studio in conjunction with Mojo Workshop//Dress Store: Anthropologie//Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka//Specialty Foods:Bradford Catered Events//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Coachman Clothiers//Equipment Rentals:Event Rentals by Rothchild//Floral Designer: LB Floral//Reception Venue: Maple Grove Inn//Hair Stylist:Tony Williams II//Dress Store: White Lace & Promises//
It’s time to share with you our favorites from the Academy Awards Red Carpet 2014. This is the HOTTEST award show of the year and the one we can’t wait for! This one was definitely a great year in films and so many great actors and actresses to choose from. As we always do, we like to find the dresses that stood out on the carpet and could be making their way into the wedding world. Styles and inspiration for dresses are often pulled straight from the designers of the red carpet. Here is what we found this year. What was your favorite dress on the Academy Awards Red Carpet in 2014?
Blush was definitely a popular color this year on the red carpet. This is also a color we are seeing in a lot of weddings as well this year. It’s being paired with blends of pink and shades of mint. Most of these dresses also were covered with sequins and beading. We love all the bling!
We loved all this cream with gold accents as well. On the far right Portia’s dress was stunning in a Naeem Khan dress with “Peekaboo Lace” cut outs which we are also seeing as a wedding trend this year.
Silver, white and fringe! The sparkle of these gowns turned heads on the red carpet and caught our eye.
Black is always a slimming color in any dress. We loved Julia Roberts lace dress. It could be a great Mother of the Bride dress as well.
Jennifer Lawrence and Kristin Chenoweth who both looked stunning.
There were also some amazingly HOT guys on the carpet as well!
White coats made a traditional comeback this year on the carpet as well. We think this could be a hot new trend for grooms planning a more formal attire wedding.
Royal blue is a great color to pop on red and looked stunning on Amy and Sandra. Kevin Spacey and Jason Sudeikis were the only two rocking the blue suit at the Oscars.
Can I also add how cute these two are. One of the cutest couples of the night!
These were a couple of the other stylish couples of the night.
And the winners for WORST DRESSED……
Jimmy Kimmel, Anna Kendrick and Liza Minnelli. What were they thinking!?!
And the winners for best dressed go to………
Well, for best couple these two look like they could be possibly on their way to their wedding. Both dresses would make perfect wedding gowns, and what lucky lady wouldn’t want to walk down the aisle to these two studs?
2nd runner up goes to Charlize. This was one of our favorites of the night! Charlize Theron is always stunning and one we keep our eye on when walking the red carpet.
1st Runner up goes to Cate Blanchette in this stunning romantic cap-sleeved Armani gown.
And our best dressed of the night…….KATE HUDSON! How gorgeous is this gown by Versace with a matching cape. It’s jaw dropping and could be a very gorgeous wedding gown. WE LOVED IT!!!
This fun loving couple decided to get creative and do a super fun costume themed engagement shoot! They incorporated their love for throwing themed parties at the beautiful Manor House in Denver which was the perfect spot for their variety of ideas. Their styles range from simple country to Lois and Clark to 1920’s flapper inspired. Check out some of their awesome outfits and ideas!
This beautifully styled bridal shoot recreated the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Who doesn’t love the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood? This is a truly original shoot as it aimed for a darker look, giving it a twist from the usual Little Red Riding Hood theme. From the cake to the leaves scripted with words it is full of little details that are both rustic and edgy. The combination of fashion and fairy tale created a uniquely gorgeous result!
Photographer: Nerinna Studios//Event Designer: Fatty Freckles//Bakery: Artistic Bites//Event Planner: Blissful Events//Makeup Artist:Ellyse Bernales//Floral Designer: McCallum Designs//Jewelry:NCC Diamonds//Other Location: Sanborn Park//Model:Sarah Agar//Veils and headpieces: Something Treasured//Other: Steele My Heart//Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters//
This Wilson Vineyards rustic wedding is full of simple vintage touches. The bride chose delicate accents and soft natural colors to create a charming and quaint atmosphere. If you’re looking for a great barn space in Northern California, Wilson Vineyards is the perfect location! It’s easy to see the love the photographer has captured between this beautiful couple.
If your looking for some 1920’s wedding inspiration on Valentine’s Day then this is the photo shoot for you! This is a beautiful early 20th Century styled shoot designed by Forevermore Events. The shoot is meant to invoke ones imagination of jumping on a steam liner to travel across the Atlantic, or a high class train across the open planes from New York to San Francisco. We hope you enjoy all the little details of this fantastic shoot. Have an amazing Valentine’s Day with lots of love, hugs and kisses!
On Thursdays we love to post five ETSY wedding items that we just love. ETSY wedding is a great place to find handmade items for your upcoming wedding. Check back to see what we find and what ETSY wedding items we recommend.
#1 Adorable IPad Purse
How cute is this? What a great gift to give your bridesmaids or even your mom. This is perfect for the person who always has their Ipad in their hand. A case and a purse, so awesome! Only $35.99. CLICK HERE.
#2 Heart Garlands
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, these adorable red hearts can be added to a dessert bar, ceremony piece and so much more. Add some love to your wedding for $13 for 13ft. They come in lots of different colors too. CLICK HERE.
#3 Gorgeous Red Wedding Dress
Who knew you could find such a gorgeous dress like this on ETSY! This dress caught our eye and had us saying OMG! With the hour glass figure, lace up back, tulle bottom and vibrant color this could be a unique wedding dress. Did we mention budget friendly for $869 and it comes custom made for you. CLICK HERE.
#4 Awesome Wedding Cake Toppers
We just thought these cake toppers were adorable. You can order different colors to match your wedding. The best part, they only cost $35. CLICK HERE.
#5 Blinged Out Bridal Shoes
Looking for some fun bridal shoes? This ETSY store offers some blinged out bridal shoes in all kinds of colors. These shoes will cost $205. CLICK HERE.
Happy Shopping!! Don’t forget tomorrow’s Valentines Day!
This is by far our favorite award show of the year! The Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet is always full of the biggest stars. It’s the only award show that combines the hottest TV stars with the biggest movie stars. We love to look at the red carpet for inspiration in wedding trends. The Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet had bright colors, color blocks, lace and a few prego bellies.
These white stunning gowns caught our eyes as potential wedding gowns. They’re so stunning and would be gorgeous at any wedding.
Red was a very hot color on the red carpet this year as well. We also see a plunging neck line as being a hot trend in wedding dresses this year as well.
There was a lot of color blocking on the red carpet, could this be the next hot trend in bridesmaid dresses? A dress that incorporates both your wedding colors could be a problem solver and add not one but two pops of color.
Maybe black is the new black because these gowns are just amazing! All three of these gowns would make perfect wedding dresses. Sofia normally wears a more form fitting mermaid dress but this full ball gown does look amazing on her.
If your a “Girls” fan then you tuned in last night to finally watch the premier (way to long of a break) of the 2014 season. We think Lena rocked it in her bright yellow dress which is definitely an upgrade from her normal bizarre printed dresses.
Short sleeves on the red carpet? We loved all three of these dresses. Could they be appropriate for a mother of the bride dress?
These were three of our top dresses of the night. All three are so gorgeous.
We wouldn’t say these are the ugliest but definitely the most unique dresses of the night that we can’t really decide if we love or hate. What do you think? Love it or hate it?
There were also some glowing mama’s to be on the red carpet as well who looked stunning walking the red carpet. Olivia Wilde really rocked it in this Gucci sequins green gown.
The couples of the night were definitely these three. They all looked gorgeous and there is nothing hotter then a hot looking couple holding hands as they walk the red carpet together.
These four were the best looking guys of the night. Grooms take note because this is how you do it!
And drum roll please…….. There were to many bad ones to just choose one so these are the top four worst dresses of the night. Tina we love you but what where you thinking? And Heidi you’re always so gorgeous, is that a choker, really? The other two, I don’t even have words.
By far the best looking couple of the night goes to the beautiful Tatum’s. I mean look at them, just stunning! Her dress is gorgeous and what an amazing wedding gown this would be. Channing that facial hair is also looking pretty damn good on you. The winning couple of the night!
We also have a tie for best dressed of the night. Both K(c)ate’s wore it the best! Kate Beckinsale wore Zuhair Murad which was stunning on her. Cate Blanchett took the red carpet in an Armani Privé black lace and tulle gown. We think both these styles could be something we will be seeing in wedding gown fashion.
Photos from PopSugar.com
We just love, love, love award show season! Color trends, hair styles, makeup choices, wedding gown styles and so much more are inspired by the red carpet! The People’s Choice Awards 2014 aired tonight on CBS and here is what we found walking the red carpet!
Most improved! These two have defiantly come a long long way in fashion. Denim hat Justin, really??
I hate to give it to her because she is america’s sweetheart but Sandra what where you thinking? I have to give the worst dressed to you.
Best Dressed goes to Lea Michele in this mini sequins hot pink dress. Stunning!
Images by Popsugar.com and perezhilton.com
Saturday is our day for engagement picture inspiration! Today’s engagement shoot could be something straight out of a high end fashion magazine. This gorgeous couple knows how to strike a pose and when thinking about taking your engagement pictures really study other engagement pictures, poses, outfits and photographic style. Make sure to talk to your photographer about what style of pictures you are looking for and don’t be afraid to be creative. Just because you haven’t seen it on Pinterest before doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. Be original and let the pictures represent who you are as a couple. Photographer: Fia Forever Photography
Let’s take a trip! Today we travel around the world to showcase a Santorini Greece wedding full of love. IQPhoto Studio captured this fun couple and their intimate wedding vows in beautiful Greece. I think our favorite part is the adorable pink bug she pulled up in. These photos leave us wanting to pack our bags and head to Greece. We hope you find some inspiration in this destination wedding.
Photographer: IQPhoto Studio
Location: Asteras Villas
Today’s Four Seasons Baltimore wedding is full of incredible details. We love all the birch elements including the birch branch lighting along the walls. Here is what the photographer had to say about the wedding:
It was an elegant affair in every sense of the word- luxurious, graceful, and I would add, gracious. Traditions made the sentiment of this day run deep, as every detail of this wedding combined an East Coast maritime theme of Bill’s upbringing with the rustic, outdoorsiness of Jamie’s Colorado lifestyle; he even carried her over the threshhold of their beautiful brownstone home next door to the church. The reception was sprinkled with Aspen branches to bring in the bride’s love of the outdoors and friends from East and West danced the night away to a live 13 piece Sid Miller Dance band (so good they received two standing ovations), explains Holman Photography, LLC.
We know New Years Eve is a very popular day for proposals. If you got engaged last night congratulations! Let’s start the planning! Engaged Now What? is a great resource tool for you to find the perfect wedding venue and amazing wedding vendors.
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Did you know the color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid? This is going to be a gorgeous wedding color!
To end the year off we wanted to leave you with this spectacular Joshua Tree styled shoot!! There was a great team of professionals that worked together to create this unique wedding shoot. Here is what the stylist had to say about the shoot:
“Inspired by the desert and it’s natural beauty, I decided to keep the colors neutral and matching the existing landscape. However, instead of going with a really rustic look like is present all over Pinterest and the blogs, I wanted to design something sparkly and pretty. I’ve found that as the economy is slowly starting to recover, many of my brides, while they still love the antique, vintage look are also longing to have that glamourous, luxury feel to their weddings again. So, I created an inspiration board that incorporated the rustic desert atmosphere, but was complete with sparkle and glam!
Working with White Wedding Day Events, we designed a glamorous table scape underneath a canopy draped in sheer white fabric and anchored with curly willow. It was complete with a silver dupioni table runner, grey napkins, and of course, a hanging crystal chandelier! The colors I chose were mint green and white with touches of mauve and purple. Our florist, Camellia Flowers, designed beautiful centerpieces of green succulents, white orchids, and pops of purple roses.
If you have ever been to Joshua Tree, you’ve seen the massive boulders that look like they don’t belong in the sprawling desert. They appear out of no where after miles and miles of nothing. Wanting to incorporate this natural element in, we went with the theme “You are my Rock.” I purchased river rock tiles from Home Depot and used them as place mats. The centerpieces were arranged in glass containers filled with rocks and diamond gems to add a touch of sparkle. The escort card board was created with a magnetic piece of sheet metal so rocks could be used as magnets to hold up the escort cards! And, instead of a traditional guestbook, “wishing rocks” were used.
We also wanted to incorporate the actual Joshua Tree into the shoot, so Hall Vintage Rentals created hanging mason jars holding candles which we hung from a Joshua Tree over the sweets table! Tailored Sweets, produced mint green French macaroons, purple taffy, a beautiful white cake decorated with succulents, gourmet marshmallows with all of the fixin’s for s’mores, and yummy white cake pops! And, the bartender in me had to add a signature drink, S’more Sippers, made with marshmallow flavored vodka! Nic Roc Designs created all of the beautiful stationary from the sweets table labels, menu cards, invitations, and escort cards.
Lovey Bridal provided the beautiful gowns and Sandra Nicole Designs handpicked the perfect jewelry to match. Amanda of Thorne Artistry was not only our amazing hair and make-up artist, but wardrobe stylist as well. She really pulled each an every look together from the hair style to the accent pieces! And of course, Brett and Liz of Siegel Thurston Photography, captured the details so perfectly. Their artistic eye and creative minds came up with some of the coolest shots I’ve ever seen. – Alicia Thorne, You-Nique Weddings
Photographer: Siegel Thurston Photography//Floral Designer: Camellia Wedding Flowers//Heirlooms and extras: Hall Events – Vintage Rental//Reception Venue:Joshua Tree National Park//Veils and headpieces: Loveybyisha//Invitation Designer: Nic.Roc. Designs//Jewelry: Sandra Nicole designs//Cake Designer: Tailored Sweets//Personal Stylist: Thorne Artistry //Equipment Rentals: White Wedding Day Events//Event Planner: You-Nique Weddings//
Virginia and Justin had a beautiful Hood River Oregon wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. They surrounded themselves by amazing details and wonderful people! The bright colors she choose of purple and orange were showcased in the bridal bouquets as well as the ribbons hanging from the tree over the ceremony. Homemade jam was given as favors that read “Spread the love” and were displayed on a large table for guests to grab. The ground of the Columbia Gorge Hotel are breath taking and provided a gorgeous background for this wedding.
We are loving this unique and creative farm engagement shoot captured by Ian Andrew Photography. From the horse to the tractor to supporting the American flag this shoot has it all. And of course if you have the talent to cut the top off of a champagne bottle with a sword then why wouldn’t you include that in your shoot as well! We hope this helps you with some ideas for your own engagement shoot. I love how the shoot starts out in casual clothes and as the night gets later the suit and dress come on. So many options.
Lauren and Harvey had a gorgeous wedding at the Spruce Camp Base Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Marion Peer of Vermont Sweet Tooth did an amazing job with the cake and Nancy Murray of A Schoolhouse Garden created wonderful vintage and rustic floral arrangements. The details of this Spruce Camp Base lodge wedding are incredible. The food from the pictures looked amazing from mini grilled cheese sandwiches to steak and fries. What a cute idea to serve your favorite mini Ben & Jerry ice cream flavors as a dessert treat for your guests. We love that they tray passed Smores’ too because everyone loves them but not everyone wants to get sticky making them. What a perfect night to finish off with a firework show! We are loving every detail and it makes us want to run off to Vermont to check out this beautiful location!
Every Thursday we post five ETSY wedding items that we just love. ETSY wedding is a great place to find handmade items for your upcoming wedding. Check back every week to see what we find and what ETSY wedding items we recommend.
Since it’s the first Thursday of fall and our favorite month being October we thought we would do this week with a fall ETSY theme.
#1 Colored Glass Wall Vases
These cute glass vases mounted to recycled wood could be adorable in anyone’s home. They could a nice gift for your parents or even the bridemaids. $39.00 for a set of three. CLICK HERE.
#2 Thankful Banner
It’s all about being thankful and this adorable banner would be perfect for any wedding or home. $28.00 CLICK HERE.
#3 Succulents and Pumpkins oh my!
How cute is this fall centerpiece mixing a pumpkin with succulents. 10″ wide by 7″ tall. These centerpiece can be ordered for $32.00 each. CLICK HERE.
#4 Candy Corn Garland
We love this sparkly garland that resembles the fall candy of choice. It would be perfect for a dessert bar or candy station. $35.00 CLICK HERE
#5 Pumpkin Cake Topper
How adorable is this precious cake topper? $47 and it’s yours. CLICK HERE.
We are excited to share this gorgeous Moroccan wedding inspiration shoot with you. We love the bright colors, lush flowers and beautiful hair and makeup.
Here’s what Thorne Artistry had to say about the shoot.
“I wanted to keep things flowing and playful with an element of an earthy vibe. This kind of bride should be able to express her creative side so funky pieces were chosen that she could realistically have in her own closet. Adding some layering pieces and fun pattern sets the tone for something more casual, outdoorsy and fun. Casual jewelry works well for this bride and layering pieces is a great way for her to express her laid back and fun personality. I used a lot of beaded necklaces and some feather accents, her shoes were a gorgeous wood high heel clog that’s casual yet dressy enough to wear with a wedding gown. It’s all about fun accessories for this type of bride. Using flowers in her hair is a great way to add a natural element into her look and a fun tie-in with the outdoor venue. The groom can show his personality as well. Bright and bold patterns if he chooses to wear a tie, no tie at all and a jacket that’s casual with details in the shoes or a fun hat work well.”
Sandra Nicole Designs provided the jewelry and help with the staging for this fabulous shoot. Here’s what she had to say about it.
“The vibe was a sign of the times, now brides are thinking outside the box and are willing to be more adventurous with color and want to have an expression of themselves through the decor and color. The used of re purposed furniture and table scape items are also showing how conscious we are about our planet and the willingness to use vintage items that are fun and play full.”
Photographer: Siegel Thurston Photography
Dress Designer: D’Marie Couture
Invitation Designer: O Design
Floral Designer: Petals and lace
Favors and Gifts: The Gifted Horse
Equipment Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals
Jewelry: Sandra Nicole designs
Hair Stylist: Thorne Artistry
Event Venue: Whispering Meadows at the Lazy H Ranch