Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bridal Headpiece Trends 2015

There are so many extraordinary & gorgeous headpieces in the 2015 collections that I hardly knew where to start.
 This ethereal wreath is made from fresh flowers & greenery. You can have your florist make one for you or make one yourself. Check out this Pinterest post

Photos below courtesy of Chic Vintage Brides

Boho Flower Crowns

Above...All so Twenties !

Updated 1950s Bride   Isn't she lovely ?

This is our favorite piece of hair jewelry.
LOVE the way it's used with the ultra modern chignon.

The End or rather The Beginning !

Friday, July 11, 2014

2014 & 2015 Wedding Hairstyle Trends

We have assembled the most gorgeous & special hairstyles 
for your Wedding Day. 
Some are direct from the 2015 Bridal runways. Others from the pages of the top fashion publications. 
There is a look for everyone here !

Two Vintage Hollywood Styles

Versatile Braids   Still trending in 2014

The Updated Flip

A classic style & a perfect opportunity for hair jewelry

Very Audrey Hepburn   

Elegant, Classic and absolutely divine hair jewelry. Love that it drapes over the ear !

        We saw a lot of this lovely look in 2014 ...demure yet a little messy with very artistic hair ornaments.                  

So Sixties and yet so Modern...Really Hot !

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2015 Engagement Ring Trends

A true highlight in your lives...Your engagement day ! Although many will prefer a classic setting and
stone, some women would like the newest and most trendy of engagement rings. I personally love the rose gold, since it is reminicent of antique jewelry. The twisted band design is also very elegant !
Beautiful !

Friday, May 16, 2014

2015 Bridal Makeup Trends...Fresh from the Runway !

    Yes these lovely, fresh looks have come directly from the 2015 Bridal runways in New York & Europe.    Soft Pinks, Berries, True Reds and Luscious Clarets took center stage on the models faces as well as beautifully prominent eyebrows. So Audrey Hepburn !  And eyes are so clean and soft.
The designers looks featured here are Reem Acra, Alberta Feretti, Jenny Packham,
 Anne Barge and Romona Keveva.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Bridal Gown Trends

        The Fall of 2014 and Spring 2015 are incredibly elegant and exquisite for Brides.
Extraordinary detailed backs with sheer panels & lace, Draped backs reminiscent of 1940s' gowns, jeweled necklines, pearled embroidery and more. Another deja vu are scooped 50s' necklines classic! Oh and two more fashion details: long feminine lace sleeves and large graceful bows a la Yves St. Laurent.                                                                            
Gown by Reem Acra

Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 Wedding Trends / Cascade Bouquets

  Kate Middleton's bridal bouquet is to your left.  It is my favorite of all the cascading bridal bouquets that I have seen. Not because it was the Duchess's but for being so unstructured & floaty.                                                                                           These cascade bouquets echo the elegant 1950s' vibe of today's gowns ( Very Audrey Hepburn / Givency) though many of the modern bouquets are less perfectly shaped than in the 50s & early 60s.
        Below are a few examples of the cascade and if you want to be doubly trendy go for the violet one, which is the color of  the year !  

#2014 bridal bouquets  #2014 wedding trends

Pantone Color of the Year

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wedding Planning Guide / Week of the Wedding

        OK... if you are stressed out, that's normal.
Several times a day just stop, think about the joyous day you are preparing for and take LOTS of deep breaths.
1) Do more delegating. Make a list of wedding day tasks and choose friends or Bridesmaids or Groomsmen to help. For example: Who will carry your things and who will be in charge of gifts.            2) Two days before have a manicure & pedicure and if you have time, a massage. This can go a long way in relieving stress.                                              3) Pick up your dress or if it is being delivered, confirm the day and time.                                                                                                                              4) Call your vendors & confirm timing      5) If you have not already done so, email the timeline to everyone       in your bridal party. 6) If there are vendors who have not been paid yet, write the checks and put them in envelopes with  their tips. Please allow me to say something VERY important about tipping. Tips should be in cash. Self employed people need tips just as much as anyone else. They are a reward for fine service and should be 15 to 20%.                                                                                                                                      5) Break in your shoes ! Wearing them around the house is fine but to make them slip-proof get some coarse sandpaper and rough up the bottoms. Do this with gloves on.          

  6) Early in the week email your final guest list to your venue and caterer.
  7)  More delegation : Have friends or parents take welcome baskets to the guests' hotel. The hotel will help distribute them.
8) Pack for your Honeymoon and have a
    fabulous time !!!