Glitter & Pearls


What a gorgeous dress…
August 17, 2010, 7:55 pm
Filed under: The Dress

Style Me Pretty posted these gorgeous picture done by Terra Dawn Photography.  Pam Barefoot from ATrendy Wedding styled this shoot to perfection and Holly from Holly Chapple Flowers created all of the florals.

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Memory Flip Books
August 17, 2010, 7:38 pm
Filed under: Picture Perfect

a la Martha Stewart Weddings

Searching for a sweet post-wedding gift?  Using a short video clip of your first dance, the dog eating the wedding cake, the flower girl sitting down mid-aisle-walk, you can transform that special memory into a photo flip book for endless enjoyment. Websites such as flipclips.com will turn a 10- to 30-second digital video clip into a palm-size story with pages that re-create the big event.  Choose from a range of sizes and custom-cover options.



Vintage Loves by Free People
August 10, 2010, 5:57 am
Filed under: Something Old

Vintage Loves by Free People

Free People has officially launched their swoon-worthy line of vintage treasures and finds.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind and hand-picked.  Browse through Vintage Loves’ three collections:  hippie collection, lace collection, and denim collection; or take a look individually at the clothes, accessories, shoes, and extra treasures.  Buyer beware – items sell out fast; hesitate too long and you may lose that treasure.

Wedding Inspiration – a vintage lace vest over your wedding dress…



The Notebook-Inspired Engagement Shoot
August 9, 2010, 4:26 pm
Filed under: Picture Perfect

Check out these gorgeous photos by the Blushing Bride Studio of an engagement session inspired by the movie, The Notebook.  Is it just me, or does the Bride-to-be look strikingly like Rachel McAdams?

We chose the movie The Notebook as inspiration for our engagement photo shoot for a few reasons. For one, Jean-Nicola’s late grandparents had Alzheimer’s disease and this movie touched close to home. Also, the chemistry of the young lovers in the movie was intense! And the era is very alluring to us- the fashion and way of life. We hope that our love endures all that life will throw at us, much like Noah and Allie. Oh, and we always fall asleep hand in hand (reference to the end of the movie)…

Images a la Green Wedding Shoes

Blushing Bride Studio is located in Montreal, Canada and available for travel worldwide.



Tips From An Expert
August 9, 2010, 4:07 pm
Filed under: All In The Details

a la mymodernweddinginvitations.com

Expert planner and Bravo star Shawn Rabideau, shared his top secrets to wedding day success, courtesy of Daily Candy Weddings.

1. Proofread the invitation like you’ve never seen it before. A client once printed a phone number for her hotel that was actually the number to a porn site. Her auntie was mighty upset.

2. Take your official wedding undergarments and shoes to your first dress fitting. You don’t want to be surprised by visible panty line the day of.

3. You love your shoes, but they might not love you back. Break them in while you vacuum or dust. Just don’t mow the lawn in them.

4. Want Botox or another kind of facial treatment? Do it four to six weeks before the wedding. Looking surprised all day: You already did that at the engagement.

5. You might think that a spray tan is a great idea. Don’t do it. Or do and look like the 25th Annual Pumpkin Queen. Your choice.

6. Don’t let them see your groom sweat. Have him purchase or rent two (or more) identical tux shirts. If he gets clammy/soaked he can change.

7. Hotels were invented to prevent in-laws from staying with you on the wedding weekend. If they’re not willing to pay, include it in your budget. Nothing is less romantic than running into his pops in his BVDs at 2 a.m.

8. Don’t wash your hair! Sounds gross, but your hair’s natural oils will help your stylist. Plus, it will hold longer.

9. It’s imperative to assign seats for the rehearsal dinner (unless you’re doing cocktails). Leaving guests to decide where to sit always creates problems, fights, and hurt feelings.

10. Drink plenty of water and don’t forget to eat on your wedding day.

For more information, go to shawnrabideau.com.



Brown Belt Style
August 8, 2010, 5:02 am
Filed under: Accessorize

Lately, bejeweled sashes and wedding belts are all the rage (check out Chelsea Clinton’s gorgeous crystal sash by Vera Wang), but would you dare to wear a men’s leather belt around the waist of your wedding dress?

Check out this bride’s gorgeous wedding photos, and daring fashion take…

a la Green Wedding Shoes

a la Green Wedding Shoes

a la Green Wedding Shoes

a la Green Wedding Shoes



J.Crew Fall 2010 Wedding Dresses
August 3, 2010, 5:18 pm
Filed under: The Dress

J.Crew Weddings was mad for tulle this season, and I can’t get enough!

J.Crew Weddings Fall 2010