The white wedding gown will always be a classic choice, but Spring 2013 Bridal Market saw some daring departures from this tradition. From accents of black to subtle pastels to fire-engine red (yes, RED), many designers produced gorgeous fashions for the technicolor bride, particularly Vera Wang with her collection of fiery wedding dresses.
All of the following slideshow links are from MarthaStewartWeddings.com:
Black and White Wedding Dresses
Pink Wedding Dresses
Blue Wedding Dresses
Red Wedding Dresses
Jewelry is and always will be the icing on the cake of a bride’s ensemble. To make sure your bling is extra sweet, head over to Amamika & Shinji. This Tokyo-based Etsy shop and private atelier sells artfully crafted sterling silver pieces inspired by whimsical motifs such as dragonflies, clovers and sakura, in addition to more simplistic designs. The prices may be a bit indulgent (from $40 to a whopping $940), but the pieces are well worth the cost.
Click here to shop Amamika and Shinji on Etsy.
Or, you could go to AtelierShinji.com for a wider selection.
So, one of my good friends just got engaged and she has put me in charge of her paper materials.
She and her fiancé have a lovely hobby of raising pet fish and a love for all things nautical. She specifically requested that I use the angelfish as a motif for their announcements because they are monogamus (fun fact!).
Take a look at the result below!
I just sent her the proof and she couldn’t be more pleased!
I may just put this up for sale in my Zazzle store. What do you think?
Eclectic brides looking for wedding day jewelry should definitely take a look at My Cellar Door. This Etsy seller has an extensive collection of delicates necklaces and earrings that are made for the bohemian sensibility. With delicate filigree work, the use of alternative stones, and many nature-inspired motifs, My Cellar Door’s craftsmanship is apparent and well-suited to make a subtle style statement. The inexpensive prices help too.
Click here to shop My Cellar Door.
Apparently, I haven’t posted in a bit. Truth be told, a fantastic internship opportunity has come my way and, chances are, my new postings will be infrequent at best. But, not to worry. I won’t be jumping ship any time soon :-)
In the meantime, take a look at this Anthropologie-inspired wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Aside from the fact that Anthropologie is one of my absolute favorite stores, I’m so glad that this wedding captures simplicity, intimacy and craftiness at its best.
What's not to love? Click here to see the full wedding.
In years’ past, bouquets that were made of anything but authentic blooms were considered tacky and tasteless. But, with a bit of innovation and creativity, paper bouquets have become a welcome sight at weddings. In fact, paper details of all sorts, such as napkin rings and hanging poms, are showing up at receptions with styles ranging from homespun to whimsical elegance. This economical option is best suited for the more crafty among us (or at least those of us with crafty friends) who want to make the seeming ordinary material of tissue paper and turn it into something spectacular.
The following photos and projects are taken from MarthaStewartWeddings.com:
Hanging Dahlia Poms
Crepe Paper Lily
Paper Pew Wreath
Once again, I am impressed with wedding bands made with alternative materials! Custom Jewelry by Johan is an Etsy seller that specializes in titanium, meteorite, and wood-grain rings that would be perfect for the modern couple. Johan also accepts custom work-just send him a sketch and he will turn it into reality. But, if your imagination doesn’t stretch so far, simply choose one of the gorgeous ready-made designs.
Click here to shop Custom Jewelry by Johan.
Hair extensions have recently been touted as a must-have for brides who don’t have locks rivaling that of Rapunzel. However, modern brides are kicking this expense to the curb and rocking their everyday shorter ‘do on the big day. To keep it polished, consider using a sculpting pomade or thin curlers. As for accessories, a thin headband, a birdcage veil, or a pretty brooch is just enough. After all, bridal beauty isn’t about a big transformation; it’s about being the best possible version of yourself.
The round cake and the square cake have had their moment in the sun. Now, a new polygon has joined the ranks at the go-to shape for wedding cakes. Hexagonal tiers have emerged as a favorite for brides who want the clean lines of a square, but with a little twist. Besides, more sides to decorate gives you and your baker a little more room to be creative with dimensions and decor. So, shape up your slice and go for this en vogue silhouette for a sweet take on your wedding cake.