These cute (and super easy!) oversized DIY stir sticks would be a great addition to cocktails at a summer wedding or party. All you need to do is print out the template on 80lb card stock, use a 3.5″ hole punch to cut out the circles and glue to a popsicle or corn dog stick. Voila! You have your darling drink decor. Cheers!
Original DIY found on Style Me Pretty
Photo credit: Justin & Mary Marantz
Every girl can relate to wanting to kick off their heels and dance the night away at a wedding reception. So, at your wedding reception have a basket of flip flops for girls to trade in their 6 inch heels and dance comfortably! Choose a color that goes with your color scheme and have three different baskets for small, medium, and large flip flops.
Photograph by Ruffled Blog
Though wedding dresses trended towards the sexy look in the 90s and early 2000s with tighter silhouettes and lower necklines, a more conservative style in taking root among the top designers’ 2009/2010 bridal collections. Bateau necklines and short sleeves are becoming popular not only for the modest bride, but for the bride who values style and aesthetics. Case in point this gorgeous Amsale ‘Anya’ dress that inspired the classically elegant ensemble below. Simple, stunning and sexy without revealing an inch of décolletage – quite Audrey Hepburn.
Dress by Amsale ‘Anya‘, Bracelet by TZUDIO on Etsy – $85, Heels by Christin Michaels on Zappos – $93
I’ve always admired the work of talented Tennessee photographer Tec Petaja, but haven’t had a chance to post any of his work on the blog yet. While perusing the backlog of my Google Reader on Monday I came across this stunning Tennessee wedding and couldn’t resist saving the files for a post. The wedding took place in the bride’s parents’ backyard, which is simply breathtaking. Weddings like these truly make the case for having your ceremony and reception at home, and make me wish I had such a lovely backyard!
What I, being a fashionphile, love most about these photos is the bride’s perfectly pulled together look. From her natural blushing bride makeup to the carefully coiffed updo that looks loose and natural to the stunning empire waist silk tulle dress, and finally that amazing necklace. Everything just goes so well together, and when paired creates this effortlessly chic look that is greater than the sum of its parts.
For more eye candy from this photo shoot, head over to Tec’s blog.
I stumbled across this lovely bracelet by Carolee while perusing the interwebs, and had to share. A lot of brides choose dramatic earrings as their statement jewelry over a bracelet, but I think a gorgeous bracelet like this one could make them reconsider. The gold flower sets the piece apart from the generic pearl bridal bracelet, and the design is the perfect mix of modern and vintage.
This pearl and crystal bracelet would look best paired with simpler dresses since it packs quite a punch. Vintage style wedding gowns, fitted sheaths and simple mermaids would look divine with this piece. Just make sure not to overdo it with the other accessories – keep earrings to a minimal; simple large pearl, crystal or diamond studs will compliment the bracelet without creating an accessory overload.
White Pearl Multi-Strand Flower Bracelet, $175 at Max & Chloe
Jasmine Star Photography - click on pic for link
A great way for style savvy brides to set their wedding day look apart is to go bold. Choose one element of your wedding day look that really makes a statement, and go for it. Some wedding gowns have a built-in statement that is inherent in the design – a one-shoulder strap covered in layers of chiffon flowers, a dramatic, architectural side bow, or a daringly low back.
But picking a knockout statement gown isn’t the only way to be a bold bride. The most simple wedding dress can serve as the perfect backdrop to a fantastic layered necklace, stunning chandelier earrings or an oversized hair piece. Even bold red (or candy pink!) lips and a dramatic 1940s lined eyelid can take a wedding day look to a whole new level. Short dress brides can up the ante on their wedding day look by choosing out of this world heels – Louboutins or otherwise, if they have ruffles, feathers or a bold hue they will definitely make a style statement.
Though I can go on and on about ways to make a wedding day fashion statement, the most important piece of advice is to choose something that really speaks to you and brings attention to a great asset. In the fabulous photo above by photographer extraordinaire Jasmine Star, the bride (pseudo-bride, since it was a photography workshop and the couple was already married, ha) went bold with a fantastical bridal hat / headpiece. It’s definitely an over the top couture look, but she rocks it. And, it brings attention right to her gorgeous eyes. A style statement success, if I do say so myself.
P.S. If you love the look, see more pics from the workshop here on Jasmine’s blog.