bold baubles

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Adoring these bold baubles for the bride and her maids alike. Interested in cultivating the look on your wedding day? Elva Fields crafts some of the most divine pieces. Kate SpadeMiriam Haskell and Kendra Scott (available locally at Bella Bridesmaid) also make a statement.

 

images: 1- photographed by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 2- via Style Me Pretty; 3- photographed by Aruna B. Photography via Style Me Pretty; 4 & 5 by Katie Stoops Photography

Darling Sally!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka is just about as darling as they come. Featured here in The Coveteur (old news, I know), the actress who plays Sally on Mad Men talks about her love of organization, design and ballet. {Please, tell me, Kiernan, that you also organize your closet by color! Then I’ll know we’re true BFFs.}

You’ll have to pop over and read the full Coveteur interview with Miss Shipka, where she shares some of her original designs. Yes, she’s a designer too! All by the age of eleven!

white wedding {shoes}

Monday, June 6th, 2011

white wedding shoes

Shoes in bright colors are wonderful. So are cowboy boots. But when else can you wear a classic white wedding shoe if not on your wedding day?

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images: 1 Katie Stoops Photography; 2 Liz Banfield and Tara Guerard; 3 Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty; 4 Laura Novak via Think Splendid; 5 Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 6 Logan and Joseph’s wedding photographed by Worthington Photography

delicate dots

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

swiss dots

Aren’t these dotted details just perfect for spring?

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{french net veil via martha stewart; hobnail milk glass via My Sweet and Saucy photographed by Elizabeth Messina; Swiss dot gown by Carolina Herrera, photographed by Melissa Musgrove, via Martha Stewart; wedding cakes via Martha Stewart; bride with bouquet via Martha Stewart; gown by Ivy & Aster photographed by Elizabeth Messina}

flower girl….

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

"hair wedding inspiration"

"wedding hair inspiration"

Continuing my obsession with interesting floral hair adornment…

{images photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg for Harper’s Bazaar and Zee Wendell via pinterest}

Bella Bridesmaid opens in Richmond

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I’m so happy to announce the opening of Bella Bridesmaid in Richmond. Operated by Lyndsay, a former client of mine, and Elizabeth, Bella carries lines that Richmond girls could once only dream of online…Nelle handbags, Simple Silhouettes, LulaKate and Coren Moore, just to mention a few.

Located in an historic house that’s been converted to retail along the shops at Libbie & Grove, Bella Bridesmaid carries modern accessories and dresses in a range of colors and cuts.

The shop is located at 5611 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226. They’re open by appointment Tuesday through Friday from 11-7 and Saturday from 10-5. Give them at ring at 804.658.0105 or email richmond@bellabridesmaid.com.

Congratulations Lyndsay & Elizabeth!

Something Old/Something New: a charm bracelet for the bride

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

When I was little, my grandmother had the most amazing charm bracelet. I loved hearing the story behind each charm, where she found it, who had given it to her, the places and times they represented. When I read my friend Katie’s post last week about her own charm bracelet, it gave me a great idea….related to weddings, of course! Wouldn’t it be lovely for maids to shower the bride with charms that represent their friendship — how they met one another or a special memory the two share? Like Katie says, charm bracelets really are history on your wrist…

{image via Country Living}

b. poetic floral shoe clips

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

How darling are these shoe clips from b. poetic? I’ll have a pair in red, please!


{images courtesy b. poetic}

tips for wedding gown shopping

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at a private event at Bella Rosa Bridal in Richmond. Phylis, the resident Bella Rosa bridal expert, had some great tips for gown shopping.

Shop with a budget in mind. Your wedding gown budget should include alterations and accessories. To be safe, budget about $500 for alterations. The most common alterations are hems and bustles – most every gown needs both.

Allow 14-16 weeks for your gown to ship. You should also allow another four to six weeks for alterations. If you’re having your bridal portrait taken before your event, back your timing out from that date.

Create your own swatch with ribbon. If you can’t get a swatch of your gown’s fabric (not all designers provide swatches), Phylis recommends getting two or three colors of ribbon and bringing them along with you at your fitting. You can find a color match between your gown and one of the pieces ribbon, so you’ll have a “swatch” to take to design meetings.

Make sure someone else knows how to bustle. Once your gown has been altered, take a friend, your planner or your mom with you to learn how to bustle your gown and how to tie any bows or sashes.

{image via The Brides Guide}

Samuelle

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I met Sam Walls of Samuelle Couture at the B List event last year in Brooklyn and was immediately taken with her designs. All of her gowns are custom designed, and I think you’ll see she has an heirloom aesthetic with a modern twist, which I love. Sam was kind enough to send a few images over to little white book. I hope you enjoy! Brooklyn Bride also recently interviewed Sam on the process of creating a custom gown for WE Go Bridal. Be sure to check out her post!