I love the soft romantic colors of spring, soft pinks, purples in yellows… Above yellow takes centerstage and adds a pop of brightness.
Sage green is another lovely color on which to play aganist. For a wedding I could see using a sage velvet, milk glass containers and spring blooms like clematis, lavender, and ranunuclus.
Of course soft pink is a classic base color. You could drape your table in a soft pink and overlay a couple of layers of pink tulle for a slighty ballet-ish feel. Add in some muted white and peach flowers with a hint of yellow, and you’d have one pretty table. Would you use pastels for your wedding or home?
Photos: 1. Right: Unknown Left: Lilietne 2. Right: via The Alternative Bride Left: via Naughty Shorts 3. Right: Lynette Wills via Behind Ballet Left: Jeremy Harwell via 100 Layer Cake
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Silver sequin Valentino’s? What could be possible better?
More sequin shoesday goodness:
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Now that Flutter Magazine is out with all 12 looks I thought it would be fun to share some additional photos from the shoot. This look is Libra and I was inspired by Gwyenth Paltrow’s style, really simple, modern and timeless. For the dress I used a body hugging Nicole Miller dress and paired it with a Waxing Poetic chain.
A simple jeweled band was used instead of a veil.
A sparkly bag (vintage, J.Crew) and a modern engagement ring from 33 Jewels.
For the hair and makeup, loose curls and daring red lips added a hint of retro glamour to the look.
For Gemini, I was inspired Marilyn Monroe and I choose a sexy mermaid gown by Lee Ann Belter.
Paired with BHLDN’s seaspray veil and vintage white earrings, the look had a little nod to the 60′s.
For Leo, I was inspired by Jackie O. The textured wedding gown and lace tip veil where a nod’s to Jackie’s wedding style. I used a Watter’s ballgown (the dress has pockets people!) and paired it with BHLDN’s scalloped lace fingertip veil and insane vintage pearls from the 1920′s from 33 Jewels.
Seriously, can you stand the clasp on this necklace! I’ll be sharing more of the looks throughout the week, so stay tuned for the remaining 9 looks.
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I’m so excited to show a 12 look bridal style series I shot for Flutter Magazine. Inspired by the signs of the zodiac, each look was modeled after the charateristics of each sign.
Here is my sign, Scorpio. Since Scorpio’s are mysterious, I styled this pink dress by Ivy & Aster with black vintage jewelry and a skinny black belt.
For her hair, Noelle and I went with an updated version of a french twist.
For the scene, we had the model walk along the top of a wall at the incredible Sunstone Villa. To see the eleven other looks, check out the Flutter Magazine’s Astrology Bride right here. And 3 other bloggers are featuring looks from the shoot on their blogs today:
Snippet & Ink is featuring Gemini here.
The Sweetest Occasion is featuring Aires here.
Grey Likes is featuring Virgo here.
Better yet, a PRINT version of the magazine will be in two weeks and will be distributed with The Sentinel and available at select boutiques. A big thank you to all the vendors who participated, I couldn’t have done it with out you!
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Blooming branches are so amazing this time of year. They add life to any room and they last forever (these were shot 3 weeks after I bought them… and lasted 6 weeks total).
Common blooming branches this time of year are quine, cherry, apricot and plum (these are quince). To ensure a long life, use a hammer to smash the ends of the branches to allow for proper water uptake. Place in a tall vase with water and change the water weekly. For a wedding, blooming branches work well for tall ceremony arrangements, welcome table or seating card arrangements, and on a dinner table as they add great height to a tabletop design. In your home, any buffet or console table will make them look great. And there you go, a little piece of spring inside your home.
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Sparkly Jimmy Choos? Don’t mind if I do!
More sparkly shoesday goodness:
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Today I’m thrilled to welcome Here Comes the Guide to SB Chic! Founded in 1990 it is the orginial guide to the best locations and vendors in northern & southern California.
My favorite part of the guide? The rigorous vendor screening that they do to make sure those with listed with the guide are the best of the industry. They require 15 real bride and 15 industry references, that’s 30 people who need to give a thumbs up before a vendor it goes in the guide!
The guide also has one of the most complete location guides on the internet (just check out Santa Barbara’s list!). Even better, they’re giving away one copy each of their northern and southern California guides. Simply leave a comment below and tell us where you’re getting married, southern or northern California, and you’ll be entered to win! Contest closes Monday, April 1st at 5pm PST and a winner will be randomly selected, Tuesday April 2nd.
Photos by: 1.SoCal Book cover by Mark Brooke Photography 2. diptych photo, right Kristen Grinell, at University Club and left, at Santa Barbara Zoo 3. From left top row, via Amber Events, right top row via Vanilla Bake Shop, bottom photos by Corbin Gurkin
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