Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SANDY

Overnight, the Red Cross operated 258 shelters in 16 states along the East Coast. Nearly 11,000 people stayed in those shelters. Today, the Red Cross needs our help more than ever. You can text REDCROSS to 90999 ($10 donation) or donate online.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the storm. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

ICONIC BRIDES FROM PAST TO PRESENT: COUNTESS STEPHANIE DE LANNOY


This past weekend there was a celebration in Europe.  Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy wed at Luxembourg's Notre Dame Cathedral. Price Guillaume was the last hereditary prince in Europe to wed. The beautiful bride wore a couture Elie Saab gown accompanied with a 13-foot train.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photograph your wedding with your camera phone!


Kim Thomas, Photojojo’s photographer has a fun step-by-step on how to shoot a wedding with our smart phones. She shot a wedding in San Franscisco using a camera phone and the photos turned out beautiful! This is such a fun idea and a huge money saver by not hiring a professional photographer.
Kim’s essentials for shooting the big day through the lense of your phone are a camera bag, your phone, another camera phone (as a backup), a portable backup charger, cell lenses, and an optional mount or tripod mount.

In any wedding, the lighting is very important in order for the pictures to turn out just perfect. The HDR mode on your phone helps to hone in on the exposure of the photos. You always want to find the natural light!


After capturing all of the special moments, Kim used Instagram to edit the photos and PhotoForge2 to straighten some of them as well. Instagram has so many fun options and completely change the way a photo looks!

It is also so important to have a backup phone plugged in! You never know how quickly your phone will run out of battery so plug one of your bridesmaids phone in as a backup! Click here to check out all of Kim's tips.

Friday, October 19, 2012

ICONIC BRIDES FROM PAST TO PRESENT: LAUREN BUSH LAUREN


Lauren Bush wed David Lauren at his family ranch in Colorado last year after being together for seven years. Lauren worked closely with David's father, Ralph Lauren, in designing her beautiful gown. “Any experience of a girl picking out her wedding dress is amazing,” Lauren says, “but I have to say it was really special to work with David’s dad, to see him in action with his team."

Friday, October 12, 2012

ICONIC BRIDES FROM PAST TO PRESENT: JOY BRYANT


Instyle 

Joy Brynat wore a beautiful, custom-made dress designed by her close friend, Angela Missoni. She wed David Pope in The Hamptons in 2008.  I absolutley love this shot of her on her special day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

INSPIRATION: BLACK AND WHITE


Black and white is one of my favorite color combinations. It is timeless especially when incorporated into a wedding. The photo on the left of the bride and groom starting their first dance on the black and white marble floor is so beautiful! The combination can be incorporated into any part of your wedding from details on the dress to the invites.

Monday, October 8, 2012

ICONIC BRIDES FROM PAST TO PRESENT: TRICIA NIXON



Tricia Nixon and Ed Cox on their wedding day

On June 12, 1971, the very first White House wedding took place in the Rose Garden. Tricia Nixon, the daughter of Richard Nixon, married Edward Cox. The dress, designed by Priscilla of Boston was an elegant pearl and lace trimmed with a lower cut.

Friday, October 5, 2012

ICONIC BRIDES FROM PAST TO PRESENT: LADY DIANA SPENCER


The late Lady Diana Spencer wore one of the most iconic dresses in history when she wed Prince Harry on July 29, 1981. She was one of the first royals who had their public life under a microscope as a celebrity, so of course her wedding was no exception. The dress she chose to wear on her special day did not disappoint. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, the ivory silk gown covered in pearls and lace was accompanied by a 25-foot train. The two designers even had a back up dress just in case.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

INSPIRATION: SAVE THE DATE


The Save the Date card is the first taste that your guests will receive of your wedding style. It sets the tone and theme for your wedding. Take a look at these precious Save the Date cards.


I love the idea of having a watercolor of you and your future husband on your Save the Date. It's almost as if you two are welcoming your guests before they even arrive.



This Save the Date used cloth as the material instead of stationary. It has a rustic feel and the State of Texas as the focal point lets the guest know that they will be attending a Southern gathering.



The calligraphy on this Save the Date so whimsical and elegant but the tone is so casual. I'm sure the wedding was a perfect fusion.


This is my absolute favorite Save the Date! I can just picture the bride and grooms guest opening these cards with delight and being transported back to memories they shared with the bride and groom at that age.

Which Save the Date is your favorite?