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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas . . ..
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas . . ..
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EVEN MORE WRAPPING UP


 

Above photos Allyson James
 

Just because it's the day before Christmas doesn't mean we've seen the last of The Ice Princess and winter wedding.  Not by a long shot.  Last week we looked at a few wraps for the winter bride.  Today we're zoning in on just about everything else you'll need on your wedding day or engagement party to keep warm and toasty . . . .  

The Cape: Photo 1:  Covering your gown with a cape is ideal—they’re roomy which equals warm and won’t squish your dress. Add in the hood factor and you have a convertible headpiece.
The Muff: Photo 1 & 2/:Add a muff (maybe instead of a bouquet) and your hands stay toasty.
Stoles, Wraps and Shrugs: Photos 2,3,4 & 5/ Wraps and stoles are great for bare-armed brides. They may look skimpy and I thought so myself till my mother made me one to go out one New Year’s Eve. It was white velvet, lined inside with batting (stuff you put in quilts). I was incredibly warm all night. As for fur, faux is chic now and surprisingly warm too. 
The Fur Hat: Bottom photos/Want to skip the veil or cage? Since hands and head are what you need to keep warm to stay warm, hats in fur or faux fur are incredibly heat conducive and a chic way to go!
Gloves: Add opera length gloves with a wrap or stole if you’re going sleeveless. Long gloves can be great substitutes for sleeves due to the insulation factor they provide.

 

Above photos Allyson James
 

Just because it's the day before Christmas doesn't mean we've seen the last of The Ice Princess and winter wedding.  Not by a long shot.  Last week we looked at a few wraps for the winter bride.  Today we're zoning in on just about everything else you'll need on your wedding day or engagement party to keep warm and toasty . . . .  

The Cape: Photo 1:  Covering your gown with a cape is ideal—they’re roomy which equals warm and won’t squish your dress. Add in the hood factor and you have a convertible headpiece.
The Muff: Photo 1 & 2/:Add a muff (maybe instead of a bouquet) and your hands stay toasty.
Stoles, Wraps and Shrugs: Photos 2,3,4 & 5/ Wraps and stoles are great for bare-armed brides. They may look skimpy and I thought so myself till my mother made me one to go out one New Year’s Eve. It was white velvet, lined inside with batting (stuff you put in quilts). I was incredibly warm all night. As for fur, faux is chic now and surprisingly warm too. 
The Fur Hat: Bottom photos/Want to skip the veil or cage? Since hands and head are what you need to keep warm to stay warm, hats in fur or faux fur are incredibly heat conducive and a chic way to go!
Gloves: Add opera length gloves with a wrap or stole if you’re going sleeveless. Long gloves can be great substitutes for sleeves due to the insulation factor they provide.
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TODAY YOU'LL FIND ME . . . .


Catch me over on One Wed Blog!  Thought with the holidays so close we might just take time out from Time Traveling Bride this week and look at some trends we loved in 2012.  This image by photographer Taralynn Lawton just happens to be my favorite trend--the bouffant skirt.  Pleated or gatherd, taffetas and satins make the bottom half of you elegant and Audreyesque!  Read More . . . 



Catch me over on One Wed Blog!  Thought with the holidays so close we might just take time out from Time Traveling Bride this week and look at some trends we loved in 2012.  This image by photographer Taralynn Lawton just happens to be my favorite trend--the bouffant skirt.  Pleated or gatherd, taffetas and satins make the bottom half of you elegant and Audreyesque!  Read More . . . 


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A LITTLE INSPIRATION . . . .

 . . . . Goes a long way.  I'm just a sucker for all those winter touches in red and green with a bit of snow thrown in.  Ivy and red berries are make gorgeous bouquets this time of year (or any time of year for that matter).  Throw a bit of pine in and you have a real Winter bouquet.  The head wreath below of ivy and roses works summer and winter both; and of course who wouldn't love to ride in a one-horse open sleigh . . . .?

Top Photos: Left: Berries in watering can Tumblr via Pinterest/ Right: Vintage Bouffant Bridal Gown and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum 
Head wreath photo by Studio 13 Designs
Candy cane flowers photo via Project Wedding/ Rum Balls photo via Pinterest
Fur jacket and flowers photo by Mark Brooke via Style Me Pretty Gallery
Barn in the snow photo by Partridge Brooke Reflections /One horse open sleigh photo by Nick Sokoloff  via Style Me Pretty
Square berry wreath photo by Redo It Design



 . . . . Goes a long way.  I'm just a sucker for all those winter touches in red and green with a bit of snow thrown in.  Ivy and red berries are make gorgeous bouquets this time of year (or any time of year for that matter).  Throw a bit of pine in and you have a real Winter bouquet.  The head wreath below of ivy and roses works summer and winter both; and of course who wouldn't love to ride in a one-horse open sleigh . . . .?

Top Photos: Left: Berries in watering can Tumblr via Pinterest/ Right: Vintage Bouffant Bridal Gown and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum 
Head wreath photo by Studio 13 Designs
Candy cane flowers photo via Project Wedding/ Rum Balls photo via Pinterest
Fur jacket and flowers photo by Mark Brooke via Style Me Pretty Gallery
Barn in the snow photo by Partridge Brooke Reflections /One horse open sleigh photo by Nick Sokoloff  via Style Me Pretty
Square berry wreath photo by Redo It Design



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IT'S A WRAP!

Now that we're into sub-zero temps in some climes, here's a little more on wrapping up.  Check out these wraps, boleros and stoles for staying warm and chic once the snow gets going. It's a real cinch to add a bit of elegance to the overall look you're creating when you add fur (real, friendly or faux). FYI if you're wondering, friendly furs come to us by way of feathers (birds) and lamb fur that's simply shorn off the beast every summer so the creature won't sweat to death. I ran across the bottom images in SMP's Gallery and put together this inspiration board to help you along.  I'd love to hear via comments from any bride-to-be out there planning a wedding or holiday bash in the snow complete with ideas for wrapping herself up . . . .

Header Photo: BHLDN Kayleigh Gown and ostrich feather wrap.  
Row 2: Sequined Wrap: Aaron Delesie Photographer/Fur wrap photo by The Youngrens--dress by Oscar de la Renta
Last Row:   Left Photo: Photography: Leah Kua Wedding Dress: Amanda Garrett / Bride’s Accessories:Alannah Hill/ Right Photo:Wedding Photography: Raya Carlisle Photography/ 

Now that we're into sub-zero temps in some climes, here's a little more on wrapping up.  Check out these wraps, boleros and stoles for staying warm and chic once the snow gets going. It's a real cinch to add a bit of elegance to the overall look you're creating when you add fur (real, friendly or faux). FYI if you're wondering, friendly furs come to us by way of feathers (birds) and lamb fur that's simply shorn off the beast every summer so the creature won't sweat to death. I ran across the bottom images in SMP's Gallery and put together this inspiration board to help you along.  I'd love to hear via comments from any bride-to-be out there planning a wedding or holiday bash in the snow complete with ideas for wrapping herself up . . . .

Header Photo: BHLDN Kayleigh Gown and ostrich feather wrap.  
Row 2: Sequined Wrap: Aaron Delesie Photographer/Fur wrap photo by The Youngrens--dress by Oscar de la Renta
Last Row:   Left Photo: Photography: Leah Kua Wedding Dress: Amanda Garrett / Bride’s Accessories:Alannah Hill/ Right Photo:Wedding Photography: Raya Carlisle Photography/ 

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WINTER PINK

When I was a kid the Sears Christmas Catalog was a big deal for me and each year round about Labor Day I couldn't wait for it to get here. Of course I cruised the toy department over and over till the "Wish Book" as it used to be called was dogeared to death. When I reached my teens, the junior clothes replaced the toys. Winter pastels were the thing when I was in high school. This meant sweaters, plaid skirts, mufflers and gloves in  lavenders, blues and of course pink. Looking at the inspirations here, pastels may be just the thing for this winter. I found the ice pink tones here a great add on for everything from decor, table settings to fashion.  And if you're looking for real estate don't miss the pink house in the bottom image.  A real gemmie . . . .

 
CREDITS
Fox trimmed Dress by Envie Couture
Pink Mark Zunio gown for The Knot Magazine feature, shot by Elizabeth Messina via 100 Layer Cake
Floral Cluster Clutch from Nordstrom 
Tea Arrangement: The Vintage Table
Row 2: Shoe Photo by Elizabeth Messina/Fair-Weather Pillbox hat by BHLDN
Pink Ornaments and Pearls via Tumblr
Mason Jar with pink flowers by Ozma of Odds
The Pink House via Tumblr
When I was a kid the Sears Christmas Catalog was a big deal for me and each year round about Labor Day I couldn't wait for it to get here. Of course I cruised the toy department over and over till the "Wish Book" as it used to be called was dogeared to death. When I reached my teens, the junior clothes replaced the toys. Winter pastels were the thing when I was in high school. This meant sweaters, plaid skirts, mufflers and gloves in  lavenders, blues and of course pink. Looking at the inspirations here, pastels may be just the thing for this winter. I found the ice pink tones here a great add on for everything from decor, table settings to fashion.  And if you're looking for real estate don't miss the pink house in the bottom image.  A real gemmie . . . .

 
CREDITS
Fox trimmed Dress by Envie Couture
Pink Mark Zunio gown for The Knot Magazine feature, shot by Elizabeth Messina via 100 Layer Cake
Floral Cluster Clutch from Nordstrom 
Tea Arrangement: The Vintage Table
Row 2: Shoe Photo by Elizabeth Messina/Fair-Weather Pillbox hat by BHLDN
Pink Ornaments and Pearls via Tumblr
Mason Jar with pink flowers by Ozma of Odds
The Pink House via Tumblr
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IN A CLUTCH: LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS

I'm looking at the kinds of Etsy gifts I'd love to get. Yes, clutches make great gifts especially for the bride who will be needing to stash lipstick, mints and touch ups on her wedding day (or maybe all those pre-nup parties).  You can bestow these little gemmies on bridesmaids, special guests or anyone special in your life who wants something chic and unique.  

Top Left: Rosa Iceberg Clutch by Davie and Chiyo
Top Right: Khaki Rose Kisslock-Formal Clutch by Its So Clutch
2nd Row Left: Small Peacock Feather Clutch by Nora Karen
2nd Row Right: Couture Lace Clutch by Its So Clutch
Bottom Left:The Grand Rose Flower Brooch by Its So Clutch
Bottom Right: Wedding Clutch Bridal Purse by Its So Clutch
I'm looking at the kinds of Etsy gifts I'd love to get. Yes, clutches make great gifts especially for the bride who will be needing to stash lipstick, mints and touch ups on her wedding day (or maybe all those pre-nup parties).  You can bestow these little gemmies on bridesmaids, special guests or anyone special in your life who wants something chic and unique.  

Top Left: Rosa Iceberg Clutch by Davie and Chiyo
Top Right: Khaki Rose Kisslock-Formal Clutch by Its So Clutch
2nd Row Left: Small Peacock Feather Clutch by Nora Karen
2nd Row Right: Couture Lace Clutch by Its So Clutch
Bottom Left:The Grand Rose Flower Brooch by Its So Clutch
Bottom Right: Wedding Clutch Bridal Purse by Its So Clutch
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TODAY YOU'LL FIND ME . . .

Christian Dior via Pinterest

 . . .Over on One Wed Blog talking all about those glorious, glam years of 1950s fashion.  Part of the ongoing series called, Time Traveling Brides, we've journeyed thus far through Post WWI and now we're up to studying the looks Audrey, Grace and Jackie immortalized.  That includes taking a closer look not only at dresses but a whole slew of vintage and retro-inspired accessories as well.  Anyone who has been following me for any length of time knows I'm a vintage 50s fashion junkie, so you can imagine how much I loved researching and writing about these golden years of couture.  READ MORE . . . .

Christian Dior via Pinterest

 . . .Over on One Wed Blog talking all about those glorious, glam years of 1950s fashion.  Part of the ongoing series called, Time Traveling Brides, we've journeyed thus far through Post WWI and now we're up to studying the looks Audrey, Grace and Jackie immortalized.  That includes taking a closer look not only at dresses but a whole slew of vintage and retro-inspired accessories as well.  Anyone who has been following me for any length of time knows I'm a vintage 50s fashion junkie, so you can imagine how much I loved researching and writing about these golden years of couture.  READ MORE . . . .

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SCENES FROM A RUSTIC WINTER








 
Add some ice, wood, white doilies, a few pine cones and you have the start of a marvelous rustic themed winter event. This could be your engagement party, New Years celebration or even a Christmas wedding planned on the fly (yes I do get a couple spur of the moment brides every year).  I'm curious, what kind of winter celebration would you put together using the rustic and snow theme . . . .?
CREDITS
Cake and Pine Cone Photo (Top)  Blynda DaCosta Photography/Flowers By / Ruffles & Twine/Event Design By / eph*ra event design/Via Style Me Pretty
Hair Ornament from Once Wed/ Pine Cone and Wheat Bouquet from Rustic Wedding Chic
Mannequin Photo by Vignettes Antiques
Snow and Brich Tree Photo by Arthur Elgort via Pinterest
Basket of Pine Cones from La Petite Cuisine







 
Add some ice, wood, white doilies, a few pine cones and you have the start of a marvelous rustic themed winter event. This could be your engagement party, New Years celebration or even a Christmas wedding planned on the fly (yes I do get a couple spur of the moment brides every year).  I'm curious, what kind of winter celebration would you put together using the rustic and snow theme . . . .?
CREDITS
Cake and Pine Cone Photo (Top)  Blynda DaCosta Photography/Flowers By / Ruffles & Twine/Event Design By / eph*ra event design/Via Style Me Pretty
Hair Ornament from Once Wed/ Pine Cone and Wheat Bouquet from Rustic Wedding Chic
Mannequin Photo by Vignettes Antiques
Snow and Brich Tree Photo by Arthur Elgort via Pinterest
Basket of Pine Cones from La Petite Cuisine
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REAL WEDDINGS: EMILY AND PAUL

When this wedding came through my inbox I was particularly intrigued by the story behind the dress.  Emily married Paul in her late mother's wedding dress, a stunning and classic A-line with the bodice covered in Venise laces.  This is another wedding by one of my fave photographer duos, Dan and Melissa from Michigan.  The backdrops of their weddings against bay and lake are always so picturesque.  Said Melissa about photographing the wedding: "Paul and Emily, both doctors, were wed on a raining day in June. The day was perfect with two reveals (first looks), one being between the bride and her father as she wore her late mothers wedding dress and the next between the bride and the groom to be. Two very special and emotional moments. Later at the reception the bride changed into a gorgeous short wedding dress so she could dance the night away. Ice cream sundaes were the dessert of choice and very fitting to their style."









 








 


Dress Store:
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:
Caterer:
Bridesmaids:
 Becker's Bridal
Floral Designer:
Photo Booth Equipment:

When this wedding came through my inbox I was particularly intrigued by the story behind the dress.  Emily married Paul in her late mother's wedding dress, a stunning and classic A-line with the bodice covered in Venise laces.  This is another wedding by one of my fave photographer duos, Dan and Melissa from Michigan.  The backdrops of their weddings against bay and lake are always so picturesque.  Said Melissa about photographing the wedding: "Paul and Emily, both doctors, were wed on a raining day in June. The day was perfect with two reveals (first looks), one being between the bride and her father as she wore her late mothers wedding dress and the next between the bride and the groom to be. Two very special and emotional moments. Later at the reception the bride changed into a gorgeous short wedding dress so she could dance the night away. Ice cream sundaes were the dessert of choice and very fitting to their style."









 








 


Dress Store:
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:
Caterer:
Bridesmaids:
 Becker's Bridal
Floral Designer:
Photo Booth Equipment:

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