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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)

Sneak Peek: Winter Wedding in Italian Alps

Winter is slowly creeping up and what better way to welcome it then with a winter wedding in the Italian Alps. Stop by Little Winter Bride later today for more on this lovely European wedding....

Monday, November 8, 2010

TREASURE HUNT: Chantilly Lace Shawl

Forgo the veil and rethink the caplet, bolero route or what ever you were thinking of wearing on your shoulders and make a statement with this delicate, ultra feminine black Chantilly lace shawl.  Right?

Friday, November 5, 2010

little weekly finds.......

whimsical flower hair comb
hot funky shoes that I would like in my closet
tiffany glass inspired wedding cake
simple feathers for your hat, head, veil, dress....(found via a desert fete)
simple cotton table arrangement
deconstructed black flapper dress
a sweet video from rockstar diaries to end your week

TREASURE HUNT: The Vintage Bride

Looking for a memorable, timeless wedding dress?
Be sure to check out, The Vintage Bride's online shop where you will find a array of vintage frocks dating from Pre-WWII to 1960's.  They also carry vintage wedding veils and cake toppers....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

WEDDING STYLE: Orange Blossoms & Mimosa

Left to Right: Wedding Gown: Malene Birger,  Shoe: Roger Vivier, 1st Blue dress: Catherine Malandrino, 2nd Blue dress: Richard Nicoll, 3rd Blue Dress: Richard Nicoll

This wedding style inspiration would be perfect for an evening, candle lit winter wedding, with lush scents of orange blossom and mimosa wafting in the air.
A 1940's vintage inspired silhouette by Malene Birger, and can we say budget? 400 euros (approx. $560) which means you can splurge on accessories, like those scrumchus Roger Vivier shoes! 
To tie your bridal party in with your attire, mix match them in deep sapphire blue.....preferably velvet for winter.....
What is your winter wedding inspiration? I'd love to know......

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ACCESSORIES: Boleros, Shrugs and Caplets

Caplets, Boleros and Shrugs all make for beautiful addition to any brides wedding attire, especially for fall and winter brides, who need a little something to keep the chill off their shoulders. What style are you?
Feathers, Satin, lace and fur oh much to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites....

Clockwise: Karen Millen, Akira, Alice & Olivia, Monsoon,

Romantic at heart? Lace is the way to go....
Why not add a little delicate detail a lace caplet or bolero
Left to Right: Lace cape from The Vintage Wedding Dress, Bolero from Johanna Hehir

Or maybe you're looking for more glamor?
If your wallet can handle a luxury splurge, you can't go wrong, with divine fur caplets from J. Mendel
 I LOVE the navy blue, so elegant.
Wearing a little extra on your shoulders is also a great way to add a splash of color
One of my favorite brides and dear friend, Paola, created a caplet using a piece of Italian black lace and tucked in the back of her dress, how beautiful is that?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LITTLE WHITE DRESS: vivienne westwood

Doesn't this dress scream fun?
This short, magical little number from the ever so talented, Vivienne Westwood......
Would love to know if there is a lucky bride to be out there planning on wearing it.....Love it.


Spider women anyone?

This spider woman hat designed by Kate Betts, would be the perfect accessory for a Halloween bride to be.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

TREASURE HUNT: Vintage Hollywood

I believe Kate Hepburn could have pulled off something like this vintage frock for her bridal attire, don't ya think?
Such a beauty and those cheekbones!
Who's your Hollywood style icon?
Kate is definitely on my list...