Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fabulous Weekend!

This past weekend was the fabulous wedding of Marjan and Matthew. We can't wait to share all of the details with you, but for now, here is a teaser!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Congratulations Marjan & Matthew!

Photo credit: becker

It's been incredible planning with Matt & Marjan over the past year! Last night we kicked the eve off right with a fabulous rehearsal dinner and an unbelievably cool groom's cake.

Today, they wed at Eolia Mansion!

Be back soon to share the deets!

Lindsay & Talia

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wear It One More Time with Studio 1923

It’s tough being married and in this business, I tell you. Literally after every wedding we do, I have a bit of wedding remorse on some detail, touch or special moment I wish we had included on our day. If only, we could all have bazillion different celebrations!

So of course I was stuck by a similar emotion exactly four weeks after our son Landon was born. On such day, (when I was feeling exhausted and wondering what on earth had happened to my body), Talia came bouncing over after her hair and make-up session from Naomi’s on the way to her trash the dress with Meg LaBarbera in slinky little number, which turned out totally hot. Naturally, I was insanely jealous and couldn’t wait to have the opportunity to trash my dress as well.

Fast forward to a wedding this summer with the incredibly creative and talented Jerome Braga of Studio 1923 when I broached this subject and together we started plotting mine. With a few weather and schedule related complications we lucked out enough to get the amazing day of March 28.

For the record, my beloved Reem Acra “Good Luck” already got pretty trashed the day of our wedding, thanks to a shameless late night dance session at Harbor Park (snort) after our reception ended. Not having the heart to pack it up, it has been hanging in my closet for almost four years and looked so lonely it seemed only right to put it on again. That morning I hit up Naomi’s Studio & Salon for a messy side bun and smoked out look. It was jam packed with brides having trials and I am sure they were all wondering what on earth I was up to. Later on I was provided not one but two fabulous bouquets (nicknamed red and dead, you’ll see why!) by the adorable Jane Rynaski. On my wedding day I had pinned an ivory Fenaroli hair feather next to my bun, however for the wear it one more time session I went for something even more outrageous and in BLACK, from Etsy. The best accessory, however, was my husband Stephen, who put a smile on his face and agreed to go along with my insanity, although I am certain he had fun too!

For the shoot I was going for a bit of vamp, as inspired by Shanna & Travis Barker’s wedding, so Elizabeth park, which although as been done time and time again, really served as the perfect setting, as well as convenience as it is up the street from my house. I’m sure the people there thought we had lost it, perhaps they were right!

A nod to all the equestrian days.

To change it up a bit, Jerome drove us to the produce loading dock in back of Brainard Road. Who knew?

To all brides out there considering a trash the dress/wear it one more time shoot, I totally recommend it. It’s a fun day to be relaxed and costumy and totally rock a look that might not work for your wedding day, but totally work just for fun.

Thanks again Jen & Jerome – love you guys!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fabulous Frocks for your Bridal Fete: L.A.M.B. Leslie

If you are a girl with a flair for glitz and glam, feathers and plume, these are the beauties for your pretty "fete". Allow me to introduce Leslie, by LAMB, which can by found here!

Pair these pretties with a bouquet incorporating feathers, and you will certainly be smashing!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Make it your own!

In my daily web browsing for new ideas and unique inspiration, I can across this absolute knock out of a bridal shrug. It is sweet and sensual, feminime and sophisticated, delicate, yet bold all in one. Oh so appropriately named "A Fallen Angel" I have totally fallen for it. Its divine!

As described by it's creator Designs by Bonzie: (run to check her things out!)

"A Fallen Angel" ruffled bridal bolero is a sheer feminine bolero with a couture whimsical edge. Layers of ruffled chiffon adorn the front edges and create a dramatic neckline whilst layers of soft chiffon drape over the shoulders. The movement in this piece is pure romance, a gentle sashay of ruffled chiffon layers caress the wearer.

I am always looking for ways to give my clients ideas on how to take something that can be considered ordinary and turn it into something spectacular. Pair "A Fallen Angel" with a simple and structured trumpet gown like Style 8051B from Watters and you will absolutely be turning heads. Yes, I realize this gown has been on the market for years now, but it happens to be a perfect example of transforming something mainstream into something truly your own.

And the best part, this entire look which screams high style, can be yours for less than $1,500.

Swoon away ladies!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Plumed Serpent Bridal Sample Sale!

Looking for high end design on a dime? Well then, this is the post for you!

The Stylists at The Plumed Serpent are hosting a two day sample sale offering 20-80% savings!

Their Annual Couture Sample Sale is featuring designers such as: Anne Barge, Monique Lhuillier, Romona Keveza, Rivini, Vera Wang and many more. Enter a Raffle to win Complimentary Veil and Headpiece to complete your wedding day wardrobe! Appointments are Recommended!

Here's the scoop -

We've had many a bride shop at the Plumed Serpent and they have always looked amazing.

Stay dry!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Style Me Pretty Loves Cupcakes

How excited were we to receive an email from Michelle at Style Me Pretty to say that we are featured in their "SMP Loves" section of the site for our post on Cupcakes Gourmet

Nothing better than thoughts of sweet eats on a dreary Friday!


Flippin' for Feathers

How I love feathers, let me count thy ways!

And how I love feathers in a flower girl dress! La!

One of our increeedibly swanky-tasted brides informed us she was doing such a look for the little ones in her wedding and I was so all over it, I had to post this Etsy vendor sweetplume.

These styles and the munchkins are so cute, I could just eat 'em up.

Tal calls them Mini Bjorks. I call them fabulous. We are amped.

What say you?

Happy Friday!