Ruby Press Bridal Soiree

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I came across these images last night while organizing my inspiration files and fell in love with them all over again. They’re from the Ruby Press Bridal Soiree held last May. The color palette is so striking. Since I have Halloween on my mind right now – I’m working on a charity Halloween event – I automatically thought that this palette would be really lovely for a modern Halloween party. But it lends itself to so many events. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful palette for a bridal shower or even a baby shower too?

{Photography by Joel Flory Photography; Floral arrangements and paper flowers by Rosenow Floral Design; Candy table by Crown & Crumpet; Gowns by Nouvelle Vogue}

Simply beautiful

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Simple Silhouettes creates some of the most beautiful gowns. They’re clearly not ornate, but I think that’s what I like so much about them. There’s so much possibility for embellishment. Emersonmade and Twigs and Honey come to mind.

Fit to be tied

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

There’s nothing more charming than a Southern gentleman in a bow tie. Choose coordinating colors and a unique pattern for each of your guys. If need be, send them here for a bow tying tutorial.

{images via, also see Southern Proper’s collection for more traditional prints}


Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I always like to look outside of weddings for new inspiration, like these birdcage
veils from Luella’s spring show. Luella totally re-imagined the classics – pearls,
tweed and birdcage veils – which were meant to be, in her words, “proper,
ladylike —but a bit psychedelic.” Love. Love.

{images via InStyle}

if you opt for flops…

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

{flora capri sandals, catalina jeweled sandals, flora sandals}

la vie boheme

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Sometimes I think all the pomp and circumstance of a wedding could easily
be traded in for a pair of sandals and a simple bouquet.

{craig fordham via sarah kaye, la porte rouge via frolic, wedding gown via the vintage wedding dress company, bride via elizabeth anne designs, boho braids + red dress by tracy reese, sandals via simple song}

from the archives

Monday, April 6th, 2009

There are pictures I pack away in an inspiration folder. If there’s one look I’ll never fall out of love with, it’s Jemma Kidd on her wedding day with her simple handful of pretty pink flowers.

1920s inspired style

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Feathers, dropped waistlines, pin curls, strands of pearls and super feminine details are popping up here and there. The lighter than air pastels and lace are perfect for a summer wedding, while the dark, moody hues and bold feathers are beautiful for fall and winter weddings.

{tracy reese from via sweet sassafrass, black and white dress with cloche by milly from via sweet sassafras, noa noa via oh joy!, miamizeiss via santa barbara wedding chic, amsale collection, white feather tulip bouquet, pat kerr via martha stewart}

Delicate femininity

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Over the next week, Little White Book will be reporting on trends in style and design — points of inspiration you might want to incorporate into your own wedding. Today, Little White Book is loving ethereal, feminine details: rosettes, muted neutrals and pastels, ribbons, lighter than air tulle, and delicate paper garlands. The unabashed feminine details that have appeared on runways and in stores like Anthropologie and J. Crew are refreshing for their delicate design, their quiet color palettes and their understated elegance.

Resources to note:
PomLove on etsy
DIY Delicate Garland, Paper Garlands and Tulle Poofs on Once Wed
Headbands from Handle & Spout
Martha Stewart’s Paper Bag Flowers via Something Old, Something New
Floral Garland Kit at Paper Source
The English Dept’s boleros
Blooming lights via Something Old, Something New

{images: anthropologie close up necklace, angel sanchez gown via brides, anthropologie globe rose necklace, j.crew blue shoes, anthropologie wildflower necklace, elie saab gown via captivate me, monique lhuillier gown}

In bloom: bridal style inpsiration from Chanel’s Haute Couture runway

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

A stunning profusion of flowers – delicate paper flowers, origami-styled flowers and Marie Antoinette inspired headpieces all paired with delicate white on white and black and white details – came to life at the Chanel 09 Haute Couture runway show. All of the headpieces and decoration at the show, 7000 handmade paper flowers to be exact, were made of paper by Katsuya Kamo, a Tokyo hairdresser.

I’m loving ethereal feeling of the columns wrapped in delicate paper flowers, and the black and white color combination is one that will always feel fresh and classic.

Of course, none of us have the time to cut 7,000 delicate flowers from paper, but the look could be replicated with MS’s tissue poms, a fancy clip from Anthro (like this or this). And, I’m sure I don’t need to remind you of all the lovelies at!

{photo credits: Photos by Francois Guillot/Getty Images via Coutorture; Professionally Trendy; The Design Files; Chanel}