Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trend Watch - Fabulously Feathered Finery

They're soft, they're delicate, they're romantic - and they're a popular trend for 2012 weddings. From elegant to whimsical, posh to rustic, feathers have made their way into just about every wedding genre. They can be found in bridal fashions, flowers, and wedding cake design, as well as on invitations, favors, and table decor.

Show us your feather (flower) bouquets! :  wedding feather bouquets feather flowers Feather Flower Bouquet
Image Credit: Sakura Photo

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

R.E. Style Feature: Apropos Roasters

The first time I happened across Jennie-Mae and Kristin's Etsy shop, Apropos Roasters, I was immediately stuck by the rustic charm and elegant simplicity of their hand tied wedding favors. I could nearly smell the rich coffee aromas and feel the comforting warmth of a cup in my hand - just from the photos alone. I knew I had to do a feature. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Color Palette : Boho Bold

Bold is certainly beautiful, especially when combined in a way that reflects vintage style and bohemian charm. This inspiration board combines hues such as solar power yellow and sodalite blue from Pantone's spring fashion color report, with wedding classics like petal pink and red. The look is rich, layered, and textural while retaining soft elements and an elegant feel. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Trend Watch : Tutu Time

March is nearly here and spring and summer wedding plans are in full swing. While picking your gown and bridesmaid dresses are some of the biggest hurdles in the planning process, choosing your flower girl's sweet little frock can be a daunting task as well. 
Short fluffy ivory girls tutu. Featured in Martha Stewart's Flower Girl layout.
Soft gray tutu by Tutus Chic Boutique

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vanessa + Chris : Middle Ranch Wedding

Today we feature Vanessa & Chris who were married at Middle Ranch Lodge, located on a 650-acre horse ranch bordered by the Angeles National Forest. From the rustic elements in their flowers and decor to her simple strand of pearls and classic birdcage veil, it was an incredibly intimate wedding with a truly vintage touch.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Color Palette : Perfectly Minted

Mint green... clean, refreshing, subtle. This inspiration board features mint as a background note against muted blues, soft grays, and classic ivory.  It's a simply irresistible color palette - perfect for spring and summer weddings. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

R.E. Style Feature: Sparetire Design

Today I am pleased to feature Jess Gattone, owner and creative artist behind Sparetire DesignOne look at the beautiful details on her invitation and stationery designs for brides and you will be see why Sparetire Design was awarded The Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire.

Damask and Peacock Wedding Invitation

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Trend Watch - Lovely Lace

Lace as been a favorite fabric choice of brides for generations. Though other materials have been more en vogue in recent years, 2012 is seeing a return to this wedding gown classic. 

new claire pettibone wedding dresses fall 2012
Claire Pettibone

Currently, lace sleeves are very popular among designers, a look made popular by the elegant wedding gown worn by Kate Middleton last spring at her wedding to Prince William. 

Illusion necklines and overlays are another beautiful way to incorporate lace.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trend Watch - Colors for Spring 2012

If you're planning a wedding, you know one of the most difficult choices (besides finding the perfect dress of course), is finding the perfect color palette to use. 
Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report from Pantone

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Color Palette : Blushing Bridal Tea

Bridal showers are a traditional way of celebrating a bride and her upcoming wedding, but knowing what kind of shower to plan can be daunting. One option to consider is a bridal tea. They are charming, elegant,  and can feel intimate even when there is a large group. 

This inspiration board has some fantastic ideas for a vintage-chic, garden theme tea. 

From embroidered napkins, shortbread cookies, and vintage teacups to fresh flowers, crisp linen, and good company - what's not to love?

"Violet Fog" print by Golden Section, Hand embroidered napkins by Scout and Smith Vintage, Vintage glass necklace by Shadow Jewels, Vintage ruffle accent dress by Persuing Andie, Pearl hair pins by Tutus Chic, Blue Danube teacups by Pillowsophie Vintage, Petal trim scarf by Fairytale 13, Vintage needlepoint purse by Aloof Newf Millinery, Rose petal raw honey by Honey Tea Thyme, Shortbread heart cookies by Butter Blossom, Vintage blue mason jars by Jacquie Rae.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Color Palette : Peach Perfect

I know it's not here yet, but this unseasonably warm winter has me thinking of Spring already. Here is a whimsical inspiration board for those of us who just can't wait...

Vintage men's silk bowtie by Glass & Ore, Wire "Love" wedding decoration by The Funky Shack, Bridesmaid clutches by Eclu, Whimsical Pinwheels by Pickled Parlor, "Side by Side" hot air balloon art by Theater Clouds, "Chocolate Cream & Ganache tutu by Tutus Chic, Coral flower necklace by Zafirenia

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