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Thursday, July 28, 2011

ACCESSORIES: Dream Collective Jewelry



These pale pink beauties are pretty hot without being too girlie

True Wedding Budgets




Sort of mind boggling looking at the cost breakdown for weddings.
This hilarious, well designed chart paints a pretty good picture of wedding costs across the country.
They should think about a worldwide poster for those who have destination weddings in exotic places, then you'll see things sky rocket.

How did you manage to stay within your budget? Did you have to sacrifice some details? Or did you get creative? Maybe your in the throws of planning? Tell me, I would love to hear from you
(image found here)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

BEAUTY: Wedding Braid

Braids are making a big splash this year with brides and I'm completely loving it.
How about this pretty side ways french braid?
I've been on the hunt for a new fresh up do for a wedding I'm in this September. This might be perfect!
What's your favorite hairstyle lately?

(found via the soho via image)

LITTLE HONEYMOONS: Arcipelago Toscano, Italy



  Looking for a Mediterranean seaside honeymoon spot in Italy? How about traveling off the beaten path and head for the little chain of islands off the coast of Toscana known as, Arcipelago Toscano?
There are seven islands:  the Isle of Elba is the largest, Isola del Giglio, Gorgona, Capraia, Giannutri, Pianosa and Montecristo, the last made famous by Alexandre Dumas in his novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. These beautiful jewels in the middle of the sea look heavenly with their wild nature, miles of sand or pebble beaches and cliffs. Also its uncontaminated landscape forms part of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago and its sea is part of the biggest marine park in Europe.  Sign me up. Sigh. I would love to rent here or maybe stay here or hereI haven't been there yet but have plenty of friends here that rave about it.  More helpful links about travel in the islands small island in an island, sailing, spa , b&b, camping, insider tips and tourism

                                            
If you could go on an island vacation\honeymoon, where would you go? 
I would love to hear about your travel itinerary.










Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WEDDING STYLE: Blk Chantilly Lace

Are you looking for that something extra special for your wedding look?
What about adding some black lace to your attire, like this stylish bride did.
This gorgeous vintage black Chantilly lace bodice is just screaming to be scooped up.
And the best part, it's only $48.00.  Go for it.


Monday, July 25, 2011

REAL WEDDING: A Surprise Engagement & Wedding

I know I gush over every wedding that is featured here at LWB but this is seriously the most romantic one I have ever laid eyes on. I give it ten gold stars.  I mean, how do you top, a surprise engagement that turns into a surprise wedding on a breathtaking beach in, Tofino, British Columbia?  To see more of this blissful love story go here.
(photography: James Moes)

Friday, July 22, 2011

little weekly finds.......


these colorful stacked rings
how about some hand crafted candies like these or these as wedding favors?
I love how succulents are used everywhere (esp. the cake) in this elegant, rustic intimate Malibu wedding..........which reminds me of another favorite, elegant, rustic, California wedding that popped up last year.
hand painted vintage floral plate
love this bridal style from head to toe
how lovely are these to clink some bubbly in? But my eyeballs can't get over how costly. I think I'd rather head to the flea market to find my treasure for a little less. As much as I adore, Anthropologie, at times it really makes me a little peeved at how much they over charge on some things. Okay, everything. anyone else?

Have any fun plans for the weekend?
A. and I are having a quiet, mellow, weekend at home in Milan. The weather has been oddly perfect for this time of year. Maybe I'll work in the garden tomorrow....
speaking of gardens, was in Roma last weekend and spent a lovely afternoon here.

Flower Spotlight: Magnolia

Feast your eyes on this beauty! 
A single magnolia certainly makes a bold yet elegant statement
Would you consider carry one blossom? if so, what kind? would love to hear your ideas

(Image: Jose Villa)

SWEETS & CAKES: Edible Embellishments



Planning a forest theme wedding? Or maybe your just a nature lover? How about edible ferns and acorns for your cake! There are many other goodies to look at this sweet etsy shop

Monday, July 18, 2011

Flower Spotlight: pastel peaches n' cream bouquet

A dreamy, soft, pastel palette of luscious cream peonies, peach and pale pink roses with a some GORG silvery velvet lambs ear.
lurve it.
Perfect summer bouquet, don't ya think?

(image unknown, let me know if ya recognize it)

Friday, July 15, 2011

little weekly finds.......

 
chic disposable table mats
beautiful images of my favorite little Manhattan private park 
an intimate destination wedding

a vintage wedding dress for $750
LOVE this polk dot pencil eraser stamp idea via aesthetic outburst
navy\white summer necklace
I'm sooo into jade right now, loving this ring
someone should rock this treasure, it's just plain hot

I'm off to Roma for the weekend to meet up with my A., whose been away working on a big project. Hopefully I can get him to sneak away for some Roman adventures....
enjoy your weekend!



LITTLE WHITE DRESS: Edwardian Vintage Lace

A little "something old" for your special day. 
Can't go wrong in this Edwardian beauty: antique lace, fluttery sleeves, and a GORG back, um can we say, romantic?
I would LOVE to see the wedding this dress stars in.....
pretty please drop me a line if ya end up wearing it. thanks.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ACCESSORIES: Tomihiro Kono


Could you? would you? go a little edgy with your wedding attire?
I'm digging the exotic collection from Tomihiro Kono

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

REAL WEDDING: PART III Italian Vineyard

Today is PART III of the Italian Vineyard wedding. 
If you missed PART I and II be sure to check them out.
One of my favorite parts of this wedding, (and there were many) was the enchanting, candle lit 18th century cantina that guests had to walk through to reach the aperitivo hour. pure magic I tell ya.
If there are any brides to be out there looking for a destination spot in Italy for a wedding, this location is the place.

    Photography: Didi Weddings



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

REAL WEDDING: PART II: Italian Vineyard

Today, I'm sharing Part II of the Italian Vineyard wedding that I photographed along with my rock star second shooter, Andrea Bakacs. The light here in Italy, it just, well, oozes dreamy magic. Right?
If ya missed Part I, be sure to check it out.

Stop by LWB tomorrow for Part III

Photography: Didi Weddings
(please note starting from top down that image: 2, 3, 10 & 14 by Andrea Backacs)

Monday, July 11, 2011

REAL WEDDING: PART I Italian Vineyard


This past May, I had the pleasure of being hired by a wonderful couple, Julie and Deneb, to photograph their lovely intimate wedding in Gavi, Italy, located in the Piemonte region. (probably my most favorite region in Italy thus far....it's absolutely heaven like in Autumn during truffle season). The wedding took place at, L' Ostelliere, a hotel, restaurant and winery all in one, tucked up on Monterotondo hill with spectacular views of the vineyard and countryside.  It was ridiculously breathtaking, not to mention, one of the most heartfelt weddings I've ever seen. Family and friends all had a hand in creating this beautiful day, from the brides dress, which was handmade by her mother, to the ceremony, which her father officiated to the musician friends that played through out the festivities.

It was splendid.
I will let you feast your eyes on these beauties for now but be sure to stop by LWB tomorrow for
PART II and III


Photography: Didi Weddings
(please note starting from the top down, image 2 is by second shooter: Andrea Bakacs)