October 3

Fun Finds Friday: Fall Style

Bold colors pop and are making their debut in this year’s fall fashion finds. Here are a few that I love.

These jewel toned accessories are sure to captivate you, your bridesmaids and guests with modern style and charm. Hobo International Dawn clutch wallet in amethyst and Bettye Midler Muller Oxford in raisin and teal, both from Piperlime make a striking statement.


September 18

Inspiration Board: Halloween Wedding

Getting married on or near Halloween? Then you’ll love this week’s inspiration board chock full of spooky, eerie and surprisingly elegant designs for a unique wedding or bridal shower. Check them out for a chic and creepy holiday treat.

Pumpkin lanterns, tin can pumpkin lanterns and chandelier Shades, all from Martha Stewart, will light the way to a ghastly good time on your wedding day! Guests will be spooked and surprised by these creative lights.

Who says you can’t wear black on your wedding day? This gorgeous satin gown by BCBG Maxazria (from Nordstrom) would make any bride feel like a queen and this orange number by J. Crew (photo from is a perfect fall shade of orange. Bridal bouquet filled with calla lilies from The Knot.

This beautiful Fancy Flour cupcake wrappers from is festive and fun! And lastly, choose our Oval Monogram Wedding Invitations to make your Halloween themed wedding day complete!


August 22

Rant or Rave: Mismatching Bridesmaids

“Sex and the City” was famous for mismatching bridesmaid dresses. In Charlotte’s first wedding, all of the girls wore the same gorgeous, cream-colored fabric in three different cuts. In her second, the dresses didn’t match at all. Then, when Miranda married Steve, I think she didn’t even have official bridesmaids, and in Carrie’s flubbed wedding attempt to Mr. Big, the bridesmaids wore the same style of dress in three boldly different colors.

I love “Sex and the City,” but does anyone ever really pull this look off? Under what conditions can you make it work? And does it detract from the cohesive look of your ceremony to have bridesmaid’s dresses that don’t match? What do you think about mismatching bridesmaids? Rant or rave!


August 12

Colored Shoes

Diamonds aren’t the only wedding accessories that come in a rainbow of colors! I love that more and more brides are wearing brightly colored shoes under their dresses. It adds so much charm and whimsy to a ceremony without overpowering the rest of a couple’s wedding style. Plus, it’s a great way to blend chic modern style with conservative or traditional tastes without ruffling any feathers!

One of our very own Divas recently wore these sumptuous red shoes under her dress (photos courtesy of KI Photography), and a good friend of hers wore purple heels for a similarly luxurious touch (photos by James Nguyen). She loves the trend so much she even found these gorgeous green shoes from Brooklyn Bride, and an Elizabeth Ann Designs post featuring a rainbow of colored shoes on bridesmaids dressed in black (we absolutely love this one!). Elizabeth Ann even has a groom get into the spirit with some colored high top Converse shoes!


June 11

Green Theme

My wedding colors were a combination of various shades of green including sage and cream. I integrated these colors throughout the ceremony and reception. Wanting to be different, I didn’t get the typical bridal bouquet but instead opted for something simpler-a green cymbidium orchid wrist corsage that matched with my husband’s boutonniere and also coordinated well with his green vest and tie. During cocktail hour, guests were treated to Jones’s green apple and cream soda and apple martinis.

Later on during the night, we received a lot of compliments and little leftovers of our simply sweet candy bar detailed with jars of salt water taffy in key lime, green apple and pear, mint chocolate malt balls (my favorite!) and green jordan almonds. The result was a fresh, crisp look that imbued a sense of simplicity and sweetness. I felt right at home surrounded by the beautiful San Francisco Bay and shades inspired by nature.





May 20

Floral Theme

If you’re at the start of your wedding planning, you may not know what your theme will be. I remember when I first got engaged people were constantly asking me what my was theme and what my colors were. I honestly had no idea what they were talking about. Now that I am entrenched in the wedding planning process, I’ve developed a thorough understanding of both. In addition, it has given me a greater appreciation for weddings that I have been a guest at previously.

Using colors throughout your wedding creates a consistent and seamless look. I’ve seen it used successfully at several weddings and have noticed how much more put together the event seems when tied in with color. As for themes, I went to a wedding a few years ago where the couple used peonies in everything from their stationery to the centerpieces to the cake. Here’s a few pictures from the event.

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These designs would go perfect with a floral theme like this one.