Meet the lovely Leila. The second she saw this soft pink gown, she started squealing. The layers of pink tulle make the ballgown look soft and light as air. The train feels grand but still playful. We played up the innocent feel with a ballerina bun and some sparkling bling. As you can see in these pictures, the gown was not only beautiful to look at, but fun to wear! The whole time, the crew was just giggling. Such fun! Is this ballerina bride style your favorite look so far? If you love this dress, comment below. We know where you can get one!
Meet the lovely Joanna. She is rocking this sexy boho lace gown. For this look we wanted something easy, slightly casual but still totally sexy. I think we nailed it. This dress works perfectly with the cathedral veil, the birdcage veil, and even the headdress. It’s magical! Everything works, everything looks good. Would you rock this lace curve hugger? Why or why not?
Meet one of the most gorgeous low-backed gowns I’ve ever seen. This dress is to die for. The illusion neckline, the sweet lace, the sexy back, the strands of pearls that hang from the shoulders, the hollywood worthy train, I just can’t get over this wedding dress. It’s simply stunning on. Sarah, our beautiful model said she felt like a movie star. Can you blame her?!
Check back later this week for the second look from our styled shoot!
Last weekend we held our first styled shoot. Thank to the generous collaboration of some beautiful vendors, everything came together perfectly. What girl doesn’t want to play dress up in a gorgeous wedding dress?
We started the day with 3 models, 7 dresses, a dozen pairs of shoes, bouquets, and jewelry; the full shabang. After hours of dress changes and flying hairspray, we came away with 6 polished looks. Over the next few weeks we’re going to debut the outfits. There’s inspiration for every bride, something boho, something pink, something retro, something classic, some that are pure fun! Stay tuned and check back to see all the gorgeousness!
Styling: The Newport Bride
Photography: Sweet Alice Photography
Makeup: Makeup by Lyndsay
Location: Hotel Viking
Dresses: Alexandra’s Boutique
I know what you’re thinking… didn’t you just do a pumpkin decor post a few weeks ago? Yes, we did. But there are so many adorable ways to use pumpkins in your fall wedding, we couldn’t resist doing another one! With the original 30 Ways to Use Pumpkins in Your Wedding Decor, and these 15, that’s 45 ways to use pumpkins! Think of all the possibilities… Better get going!
As escort cards
As a ring bearer pillow alternative
As an adorable cake topper
As a unique vase filler
And if pumpkins really aren’t your thing, just go for fun fabulous and orange!
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It’s that time of year again, when Newport Wedding Magazine gets released. I am blessed to not only have my wedding featured in the 2016 issue, but I have a full page article on the inside back cover!
Grab a copy at a local newsstand location and turn to page 54 for a spread on my May wedding at the Hotel Viking, and page 96 for an article by yours truly! Going from a planning-crazed fiancé to a wife is just the beginning of the newly wed fun.
Sneak peak: there’s two pictures of my fluffy husky Nekoda. One in the wedding spread and one somewhere else…. can you find it?
(Header: Sara Zarrella Photography)
You’ve probably heard of BirtchBox or Ipsy, or one of those other services that sends monthly goodie deliverables. There’s ones for makeup, accessories, clothes, home decor, almost anything. Now, there’s one for brides!
Bride Box sends you a package full of fun accessories, planning materials, girls night out inspiration, or things for your new home. With almost 100 brands supplying products for the boxes, you’ll never get the same stuff twice. I wish this was around when I got engaged! You can choose to sign up for 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and you can cancel at anytime. When you sign up there’s a questionnaire that helps the box fillers get to know you. If you choose to fill it out, some of the items in the box will come personalized. If you’re giving Bride Box as a gift, be sure to fill out your friends information so she can get the ultimate Bride Box experience.
(All photos from the thebridebox.com)
It’s October first! Fall is in full swing and we’re thinking of curling up beside the fireplace in a cozy plaid flannel. What’s more perfectly fall than plaid? What’s more perfect for a fall wedding than a plaid theme? It’s festive, it’s colorful, and it makes a great decor statement. Plaid weddings are my design obsession of the week. See if these pictures don’t make you feel the same way.
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Mini food is kid-proof and grown up approved. Plus, it’s just more fun. Now, take your favorite comfort foods and make them mini… mind blown! Weddings are all about fun and having all your favorite people in one place. What if you had your favorite people and your favorite foods? It can seem unweddingish to have a cheese burger. But what about a mini cheese burger as a passed o-dourves? Suddenly it’s glamorous and fun! Don’t be afraid to serve your favorite comforts foods. Try serving them in an unconventional way or making them o’dourve sized.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Food Gawker
Mashed Potato Martinis from Wedding Window
Mini Cheeseburgers and Beer Steins from The Berry
Mini Mac and Cheese Cups by The Curvy Carrot
Mini Deep-Dish Pizza Cupcakes by Plan Chicken
Shrimp and Cheese Grits by Pizzazzerie
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shots found on United With Love
Meatloaf on a Stick found on BuzzFeed
Bacon and Egg Cupcakes from Eat Good 4 Life
Mini Hot Dogs found on Jo and Sue
Tiny Chicken and Waffles found on Delish
Petite Baked Potato by The Comfort of Cooking
Lasagna Cupcakes byThe Girl Who Ate Everything
Tiny Tacos found on Brides
Spaghetti and Meatball Bites found on Delish
Mini Pancake Stacks from Offbeat Bride
Butternut Squash Soup Shot from Martha Stewart
Mini Cinnamon Rolls image found on BuzzFeed
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Just like every great outfit needs some textural interest, every party needs a fun decor piece that’s pure whimsy. Moss is our favorite way to add texture to a wedding’s decor. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s easy to use! The beauty of moss is it can be put into any shape, on any surface. there’s nothing you can’t cover in moss. It’s beauty is in it’s versatile nature. It fits in at a rustic outdoor causal party just as easily as it impresses guests at an elegant black-tie affair. Moss suits every party and every couple when used correctly.
See if these 16 moss wedding decor pieces can inspire you. As always, check Pinterest for more ideas!
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