Wedding trends are in full effect with 2017 Bridal Fashion Week happening recently! These beautiful trends are sure to inspire some gorgeous wedding looks! Check out below to see some of our favorites!
Short Dresses all the way!
Shirt dresses are in!
More cutouts please
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So many gorgeous looks! We can’t wait to see what is in store for this wedding season and as well as the next! One wedding down already and many more to come!! As always we are here to help you with all of your wedding needs! Please contact us if you are in need of help planning your wedding or just looking for inspiration! Let us know what you think of the latest wedding trends!!
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I just flipped when I found out that Free People has released a beautiful new line of wedding gowns, beautifully boho! Wow these dresses are unreal, full of unique details, romantic styles, and right on trend! These dresses can be the perfect addition to your backyard, garden, or rustic wedding! Take a peek below to see some favorites!!
All dresses found at the FP Ever After City Bride Collection from Free People. Photos used from GreenWeddingShoes.com
These dresses also make us want to jump into this beautiful rustic wedding that has also given us Boho fever! Check out some of the photos below! Via GreenWeddingShoes.com
Do you love these looks as much as we do? Let us make it happen for you! Will you be a boho bride? Let us know what you think!
Want a little extra special touch to add to your wedding? Why not come up with your own signature cocktail or cocktails for your wedding? Maybe you have given this some thought or maybe you have no ideas, and have need some help deciding! Take a look at some of our favorite drinks of the season!
First Up…Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail Ingredients For the Blackberry Syrup 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup sugar
For the Cocktail 1 Bottle Prosecco or champagne
For the Garnish 4 sprigs of thyme
Instructions In a small saucepan, bring the blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
Add 2 tbsp of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a spring of thyme and 2 blackberries!
Next Up…Pear Ginger Fizz Cocktail
Ingredients 4 oz Pear Juice 6 oz Vodka 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 7 oz Ginger Ale Fresh Rosemary
Instructions In a small saucepan, mix the water with the sugar. Smash the leaves of 1-2 rosemary stems and sprinkle in the pan. Bring to a boil, cook until the sugar is fully dissolved in the water. Remove from the heat and strain out the rosemary leaves, set aside your rosemary-infused simple syrup.
Mix the pear juice, 4 oz of the simple syrup, and vodka in a pitcher. Add in the Ginger Ale and pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with a stem of rosemary.
Why not a Blueberry Moscow Mule?
Ingredients Blueberry Syrup (Prepare in advance) 1 1/2 cups of blueberries 1/2 cup of sugar 1 1/2 cup of water Combine blueberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, allow to boil for 8 minutes, lower heart and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain syrup and allow to completely cool
Vodka Ginger Beer Lime Juice
In a cocktail shaker combine: 2-3 jiggers of vodka 2 jiggers of blueberry simple syrup 12-14 ounces ginger beer Dash of lime juice
Shake and serve over ice!
Have fun with creating your own cocktail! Think about what you love, what your crowd will enjoy and top it off with a fun name and you’ve got your own drink that will be remembered!
Happy Planning, and as always we are happy to help!
Spring is here and so are the latest wedding trends!! This year we will see a lot of soft color palettes, interactive bars, playful flower prints, and fresh blooms! Oh my! This wedding season will certainly be one to remember! Let us know what you think of the latest trends!
Soft Color Palettes
Soft, whimsical, water colors are the perfect addition to a beautiful spring wedding! Whether it be with bridesmaid dresses, a beautiful cake or a beautiful print, these could be a beautiful accent to your special day! See some of our favorites below.
From Left to Right: Mikkel Paige Photography; Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan; Wedding Cake by Sugar Euphoria; Artbyash Photography; Print by Designsbybiancab via Etsy
Personalized snack and sweet bars can give your wedding that extra special touch that you are looking for. The options are endless! Who doesn’t love cookies?!
From Left to Right: Cookie Bar: AbbyRose Photography; Sweets Bar: Paper Antler; Crostini Station: The Melideos
The flower possibilities are endless! Whether it be printed bridesmaid dresses, bright fresh blooms on your tables, flower arches or spreading the flower power through your reception venue we love all of these soft romantic looks!
Getting married, but don’t have $3000, $5,000 or even $10,000 for that Vera Wang you are in love with that you’ve dreamed about since you were a little girl? No need to worry. There are plenty of affordable and BEAUTIFUL options out there ladies. These gowns are sure to make him (or her) love you just as much and make you feel super glamorous as that Maggie Sottero.
We start with a brand new collection the the 2016 Conscious Exclusive from H and M. Click on each photo to see pricing and a little bit more info
This is the most expensive of the collection from H and M at $599, and perfect for your Bohemian wedding.
as part of the 2016 Conscious Exclusive line is a $269 deep V-neck, A-line dress with textured detail.
two piece retail for $119 for the top and $199 for the skirt.
Just $449 for this structured Victorian Neckline Gown
$269 A-line gown features a low-cut, flattering sweetheart neckline, and is printed with a trompe l’oeil design, which creates a cascading, falling effect with the fabric.
We are loving these simple, but stunning and affordable options from JCrew.
Cara Gown from JCrew $595
Luella mermaid gown full size Luella mermaid gown Luella mermaid gown Luella mermaid gown PRODUCT DETAILS Inspired by Gibson girls (the 19th century’s version of Kate Upton), the cascading tiered ruffles on this dress give it a look that’s understated but still super-romantic. It’s made from our crinkled silk chiffon, so it’s flowy and ethereal with classic screen-star appeal (read: the polar opposite of your cousin Gina’s getup). Specially packaged in a custom-made box to ensure your gown is always as beautiful as the first day you wore it. Silk. Back zip. Lined. Dry clean. Import. Online only. SIZE & FIT DETAILS size charts Mermaid silhouette. Fitted bodice. Falls to floor, 65″ from high point of shoulder (based on size 6). OVERALL FIT based on 3 user reviews 2.7 / 5 runs smalltrue to sizeruns large LUELLA MERMAID GOWN from JCrew $995
Lana Gown from JCrew $595
Regardless of where you get your dress, be sure that you try enough on to be sure that you found the one that you are absolutely in LOVE with!
As always we are here to help, styling you is another service that we offer. We love shopping and helping you pick out the best gown for you is one of the more fun things we get to do!
There’s no denying we are suckers for seersucker especially for weddings! We love the inspiration it invokes, the softness, the elegance and the overall beauty! Perfect for Spring, Summer or a Fall wedding. Check out these images to inspire your own seersucker wedding.