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Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays


Seasons Greetings to all! May your home be filled with the joy of family and friends this holiday season. I apologize for the light or non existent posting but it was a busy busy week in Milan with many Christmas gatherings and last minute shopping. Now we're off to the states for more Christmas and New Years festivities, although that little blizzard has us stranded in London, oh what a shame, guess I have to go shopping! Hope all east coasters are enjoying the winter snow storm. Posting will pick up next week....
stay tuned...

Friday, December 17, 2010

WEDDING STYLE: Grey Winter Bride

Brrrrr, it's cold outside, with snow flurries, so pretty
Today's wedding style is inspired by the beautiful snowfall here in Milano.
Elegant and simple bridal attire with a color palette of ivory and grey paired with a seasonal bridal bouquet of Hyacinths, Paper Whites, Wax Flower, Dusty Miller.
For a splash of color, you can never go wrong with a little red lipstick. I recommend this shade by laura mercier.

Clockwise: Dress via Net-A-Porter, Grey Fur Jacket via Matches, 
Shoes via Net-A-Porter, 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ACCESSORIES: Jane Taylor Millinery





Play up the wow factor by accessorizing with one of Jane Taylor's designs, a classic style with a twist!
Now, if I could only find an excuse to wear that single feather it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

ACCESSORIES: Winter Outerwear for the Bride

Stylish accessories for the winter bride....

Little winter bride's, the chilly winter season has arrived and it's time to think about your outerwear.  Those designer heels might have to be replaced for a moment as you step outside into the winter landscape for your photographs, so how about some shearling hunter boots? Here are a few of my favorite picks of stylish layering for your bridal attire....


Clockwise starting from left hand corner: (1) Cashmere and lace shawl by Valentino via Net-A-Porter, (2) Wool pom pom hat with mesh veil by Bernstock Speirs via Wok Store, (3) Ivory cashmere mittens via Landsend, (4) Hunter Shearling Boots via Neiman Marcus, (5) Cashmere fingerless gloves via Anne Taylor (6) Grey rabbit fur opera jacket by Matthew Williamson via Matches 

Monday, December 13, 2010


Back from our little holiday in Paris and what a beautiful trip it was! If you're planning a European honeymoon, Paris is a must! It was my second time there and I don't think I have ever been to a more beautiful city! Winter time just makes it that more magical, cozy and romantic and I'm so happy to live so close, only an hour and a half flight from Milano. Can't wait to get back........

I was mesmerized by everything....and even stumbled upon some pretty little wedding dresses by Cymbeline




Friday, December 3, 2010

little weekly finds.......

walnut shell used for place card
winter holiday garland 
winter garden arrangement 
one of my all time favorite winter weddings
is this not the cutest web-based wedding invite?

Have a lovely festive weekend...
A. and I are off to Paris for a long holiday weekend....can't wait
anyone have favorite spots in the city of light that you care to share? I'm all ears......

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Is this not a stunner?
Glamorous, cream silk dress with a pleated mermaid skirt that flares from the mid thigh.
This silhouette is to die for.  I'm having visions of a evening winter wedding art deco style.....

I believe, Zac Posen is a genius.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Today, I woke up to the first snowfall of the season here Milano. Love.
Oh winter,  how I adore you so and all the beautiful things that come with it, such as festive luxurious velvet shoes!

Perfect accessory for any winter bride.
Here are a few that are in season, I'm especially drooling over the black velvet ones by Vanessa Bruno

Clockwise left to right: 1. Vanessa Bruno, 2. Tommy Hilfiger, 3. via Luisaviaroma

Monday, November 29, 2010

ACCESSORIES: Vintage Flower Headband

beautiful, vintage flower headband for your hair from Be Something New shop on Etsy
so delicate and feminine
But the best part, it's only $24! some little bride to be better snatch this sweet thing up asap!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


Whirlwind of travels to Roma, now back in Milan for a grand thanksgiving feast!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday, enjoy the long weekend
I will be back on Monday.....

(photo source)

Friday, November 19, 2010

little weekly finds.......

veils and pretty light here
a beautiful flower wreath for an engagement shoot
 white wedding decor 
For nesting,  I do adore these bunk beds, they would definitely come in handy for big holiday gatherings when all the little cousins can stay together....(reminds me of our family vacations)
I love seeing another bride wearing the morgane le fay dress I wore on our wedding day. Ladies, if your looking for a unique, unfussy dress for your day, I highly suggest you look at the designer....(stores in NYC and LA)

I'm busy packing, heading to Roma for 4 much to explore..
have a lovely weekend....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

TREASURE HUNT: vintage wedding dresses under $300

sweet little number in beige satin and for the bride to be or maybe for one of her witnesses (a.k.a. bridesmaids)

 1950's style wedding dress with ivory lace and organdy

both found here

Did I mention they were under $300? Now you can explode with those designer shoes you've been drooling over in the store window...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WEDDING DETAILS: Winter Table Setting

A winter wedding table setting with moss, candles and pine cones
 But what I love most about this decor, are the cloth menus and name tags....

So, if you're the creative type this could be a great DIY project

if you live in the right environment you can simply collect the pine cones or buy them here and purchase the following items: moss here, fabric, votive candles, and  digital transfer paper . To design the menu all you would need is the computer\printer. If you wanna get fancy use a design program such Adobe Illustrator but even Word would work.....
Viola! beautiful winter decor, doesn't it look so cozy and inviting.
(image source, unknown at the moment, I have somehow misplaced where I found this beautiful work)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

ACCESSORIES: etsy blusher veil

This stunner comes in nude tone, soft pink, ivory and white......

Or this beautiful blusher, with a white silk rose and turquoise french netting
Both veils are from Wedding Aisle on Etsy

Veil style not your thing....
How about, this little gem from, the Velvet Owl shop, tucked in your wild or styled mane....

Friday, November 12, 2010

little weekly finds.......

would love this tote for grocery shopping
colored glasses for the newlywed nest
sweet little ring pillow via brooklyn bride
ethereal bride inspiration
cute bride and groom
budget friendly, stylish short dress for your nuptials

private library in the woods (thanks Rebecca for the share)

Have a lovely weekend....
A. and I are heading here for a little cozy mountain weekend

Thursday, November 11, 2010


How adorable are these numbered bottles? Flowers and table top numbers in one!
I love the contrast of amber colored bottles with white stenciled numbers, so rustic and pretty. And how great would this look on dark blue or green bottles......
DIY brides, start collecting bottles and head to your local arts\crafts shop to purchase your stencils or order them from here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Archiving the Dress

You've searched high and low for the perfect wedding dress, the big day comes, you wear it, celebrate and after, in the box it goes, waiting, patiently, that just maybe, someday, someone else will come along and wear it again. But before that pretty little dress finds a new home in the hall closet or heads out to shine for another blushing bride, why not archive your special dress with an avant guarde portrait? Photographer, Dorothy O'Oconnor, has been capturing the feminine spirit of the wedding dress for many sentimental brides with her 4x5 camera, creating portraits that will tell the unique, dreamy story over and over again. How sweet is that? And wouldn't it make for a lovely anniversary gift?
p.s. be sure to also check out Dorothy's fine art work here
(image source)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

REAL WEDDING: Winter Wedding in the Italian Alps

 I'm so excited to share a winter wedding with you all today, it's one of my favorite seasons for weddings, so romantic, especially when the celebrations involves, a sleigh ride, snow and the alps......
This beautiful couple, Stella and Rob, wanted a winter wonderland setting for their January nuptials, where they could ski and celebrate with friends and family. So, for their wedding celebration, they choose to head to South Tyrol, in the Italian Alps. This special spot is located in the most northern part of Italy, bordered by Austria to the east and north and by Switzerland to the west. Can we say heavenly?
Guests hiked up the mountain for the wedding ceremony, followed by delicious hot mull wine and some celebratory dancing. Then everyone headed back down the mountain on sleds for the reception.

Let the photos tell the rest........

I'm not sure what I love more, the setting, beautiful couple, the bride's purple dress, cream cape, hair style with crown of flowers, small posy, grooms alpine style wedding attire or the dancing in the snow on top of the mountain?
A down to earth winter wedding in the alps, how could it get more beautiful than that? 

(Photography by Daniel Sheenan)