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Anthropologie Bridesmaids Dresses February 13, 2009

I know I know I’m on a bridesmaids dress rampage these days. I just get so excited about ideas and unique alternatives to the typical dresses we’re use to seeing. This leads me to another favorite store that’s also a great source for some really cute dresses – Anthropologie!

Paula, one of my really close friends/bff/maid of honor and I were having this discussion about what store we thought defined our styles the most. Our styles are quite different. For her I picked bebe, because Paula’s taste is very modern, sexy, and contemporary. For me, I would definitely have to choose Anthropologie. Its earthy, feminine, dainty, bohemian, classy, and girly clothing, accessories, and even furniture completely epitomizes my taste and style. My earthy, capricorn self feels right at home when I walk into one of their stores.  Let’s oogle some bridal parties dressed in Anthropologie.

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Photo taken by Jerry Yoon Photography

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Photos taken by Viera Photographics

More dresses currently sold on their site:

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In comparison to the cookie-cutter styles designed for bridesmaids, these Anthropologie dresses definitely have some character don’t ya think ? How do you like these Anthro dresses and what store represents your style?

Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend everyone! JD has our date planned so I’m excited to see what’s in store. I’m also looking forward to feature a guest blogger to share with you next week! =)

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Fab Wedding! February 4, 2009

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So I was perusing Nate and Jaclyn’s blog from The Image Is Found and my eyes skimmed and came to a halt when they landed on this fantastical, dreamlike wedding.

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She has rosettes on her dress!! =)

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whimsical genius. hmmmm, maybe we should try laying on the grass

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Her bouquet looks yummy enough to eat. Love colorful flowers that POP!

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Best. photo. booth. shot. ever.

The Image Is Found sets the bar for photo booth pics. Their whole line of photos are bursting with hilarity.

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Here’s when I really stopped in wonder. You see what I’m seeing in the background? You thinkin what I’m thinkin?????……..

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Where did they find those bridesmaid dresses???

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Who knew such an in vogue bridesmaid dress could exist?

The bride was kind enough to share that these dresses for her bridesmaids were found on asos.com and to top it off – they’re quite affordable!

More about this site, the dresses, and online bargain finds to come!

 

Bridal Hairpiece: the details January 29, 2009

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So I got the idea to make that hairpiece I posted below from this print ad photo taken by Amy Squires. This compromise is a cross between liking hair flowers, birdcage veils, and a mantilla veil and wanting to wear all of them – hehehe =). I made it not as large as the picture and did not want to embellish and dress it up too much because I thought that with my earrings, a mantilla veil, and my make up and hair did – it might be overkill and get too busy up there. Although I think I still need to play around with the different angles I could wear it.

Tools you’ll need:

– silk flowers can be found at most craft stores. got mine from Michael’s.

– a hair clip or barette

– glue gun or fabric glue

– (depending on what you want) rhinestones, pearls, lace, crystals, feathers, etc. – can all be found at fabric/craft stores

– scissors

– I bought my birdcage netting and that sheer iridescent material from Heddy’s fabric store in Vegas and cut the fabric into leaf/petal shapes

Find a picture of a hairpiece you like, copy, cut, and glue that baby together. That’s what I always think when I see a hair flower – “I could make that.” Twigs and Honey hand-makes hers, why can’t we?? Save yourself the $50-60 dollars.

 

Bridal Hairpiece January 28, 2009

Before I go into detail about this hairpiece, let me know what ya think. Yay or nay?

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Cute Cakes =) January 23, 2009

jan-kish-cakeThe light teal color and regal icing embroidery on this cake caught my attention. To achieve a design like this by Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur, give your cake designer a copy of your invitation to use as a template.

april-reed-cakeHow delightful is this sugar-covered carnation cake by April Reed Cake Design?

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Sugar ribbons cascading into an adornment of ruffles is such a unique alternative to common florals. This cake design by Sweet Melissa Patisserie is still simple but also fun, modern, and original – sure to leave a lasting impression.

Don’t these make some delectable looking cakes?

 

Lovin’ That Lace! January 19, 2009

If you’re a bride that loves lace, check these dresses out from two of my favorite designers:

Goddess of couture, Carolina Herrera:

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Lazaro continues to use his Latin heritage as inspiration for his designs. I love how his gowns are reminiscent of that Old World Spanish style.

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Etsy Bridesmaid Dress January 12, 2009

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I came across Etsy seller, amandarcher’s “dove silk dress” and swooned. I always like to keep an eye out for non-typical bridesmaids dresses embellished with unique details – the kind of dresses that bridesmaids would actually want to wear after the wedding. With that silk charmeuse fabric, its classic colors, flattering neckline, chiffon rose pin, and lace trim at the hem, this dress fits the bill. This San Francisco designer also takes and will ship custom made orders of this design in other colors =) Wouldn’t this make a lovely dress for the bridesmaids?

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