Friday, February 27, 2009

Wedding Inspiration-Vintage,Rustic,Shabby-Chic and Preppy?

Another wedding blog recently posed a wedding design delima from a reader. She was having a vineyard wedding in May. Her chosen colors were raspberry and white, she was open to additional colors, liked vintage, rustic and shabby-chic decor and described herself as "preppy". Impossible you say? Nothing is impossible when it comes to a bride and her vision. Here are two of my suggestions. {Car-Wonderful Wedding Graffiti/Flowers-Fleurish Floral/Cake Bottles-Alyssa Ettinger on Etsy/Boy and Girl-Bride and Bloom}
The little flower girl and ring bearer are so adorable in their raspberry and grey attire. Look at his cute little grin :) They tie in perfectly with the vintage/shabby-chic/kind of preppy feel the bride is going for.The grey would play up beautifully with the raspberry and white colors the bride has chosen while the peony and ranunculus arrangement would be the perfect flower combo for a May wedding offering a relaxed not stuffy vibe, so natural and free flowing. The white milk bottles overflowing with with the same blooms would continue the carefree feeling. How fun and whimsical is the vintage bride and groom cake topper? It is a fun, unexpected detail that would make everyone smile.
I couldn't stop there because my next inspiration came from the fun shabby-chic fabric covering the pillows below.{Pillows-Desire to Inspire/Dress-J CrewSign/Cookies-Martha Stewart/Bowls-Etsy/Pinwheel-Crossroads Cottage for Etsy/Signs of the Tymes for Etsy}

The pillows are what first caught my eye and the green bench sets the stage for this color combo. Raspberry and white act as little punches of color while light pink and celery green take center stage. The bowl reminds me of grandma's house and everything that reminds me of grandma makes me happy. The J Crew dress with the little pouf on the shoulder says, "Vintage meets Now" and who can resist blowing on a pinwheel especially when it's personalized as an escort card. It IS a wonderful life isn't it!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lounge Furniture for the Ultra Chic Couple

When it comes to wedding decor, chiavari chairs are elegant, satin chair covers are beautiful and lounge couches, well they are down right swanky. You can create your own lounge area at your reception thanks to Vignette’s lounge furniture rentals. Picture this…white modern couches with beautiful pillows, nesting tables to set your drinks down on and luxurious capiz shell chandeliers dangling overheard.
It’s not the latest, hippest new night club, it’s your reception and aren’t you the coolest couple in town!
Photo by Chris Labang, On3Photography
With a variety of furniture and accessories to choose from Cari at Vignette makes it easy to set-up your own personal lounge area. For added drama, Naomi at Les Saisons, in addition to her beautiful selection of linens, can design a backdrop and lighting concept that will wow your guests and create sophistication and ultimate drama (the kind you want) at your wedding reception.
Their website is currently under constructon but contact me and I'll put you in touch with Cari to get your party started.
1 part chic + 1 part swank = A 2 cool wedding reception!

Monday, February 16, 2009

More Flower Girl Dresses -J Crew

A reader mentioned fabulous J Crew dresses for little girls and as a fan of everything-J Crew, I had to highlight a few of their perfect little party dresses. If you haven't checked out J Crew's wonderful selection of bridesmaid dresses yet, you must. But back to the little ones...

A little princess dress in ivory silk taffeta with tulle underlay and cap sleeves...

Every girl needs a little bling. Also available in sophisticated silver...

My favorites! How cute is this silk taffeta dress and organdy cotton dress with ultra chic rosettes!

J Crew offers discounts for students and teachers and if you order your dress from the store, you'll save on shipping.

The fun doesn't stop at dresses. Check out these adorable shoes.

Perfect party attire for perfectly adorable little girls.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rock Your Ruffles-Adorable Flower Girl Dresses

I couldn't resist sharing these absolutely adorable flower girl dresses with you. Nothing says,“Girlie” like ruffles and these dresses are about as girlie as they get. They are both Us Angels designs with retail store locations across the nation.
Available in Blush Pink, Lettuce, & Fuchsia
Available in Blush Pink, Lettuce, & Ivory

You've gotta love being a girl !!!