erin gallagher jewelry

Today is the last day for Christmas delivery for the lovely custom jewelry by erin gallagher. This versatile jewelry is not only great for the bride-to-be and bridal party, but also for a special woman in your life!  Customize with your favorite style, color stone and more!

TOMS Wedges For Your Wedding


If you’re not already familiar with TOMS shoes…TOMS is the One for One company that gives a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you purchase. TOMS is launching a brand new line of espadrille wedges. The shoes are comprised of lightweight fabrics in various colors and prints. These wedges would be great for the beach bride, the philanthropic bride or a bride who’d like to forgo heels for more comfortable wedges. Or of course, get a pair or two for your honeymoon. You can check the wedges out here. TOMS also has a wedding styles line as well as a vegan line.

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Stylish + Fab Veils + Headpieces – Part 2

Lately, I’ve been really admiring uniquely feminine headpieces. I spotted these beautiful headpieces on some of my favorite photographers’ blogs. I love veils but I also love when brides opt for unique headpieces. I especially love the color of the first 4 [the blue and red piece was worn in an engagement session shoot] and the design of the last 2. Are these beautiful or what?

There are some great places out there where you get beautiful pieces of your own…like ban.do or Court & Plume.

More to follow in the next part on this…

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Jessica Johnston Photography - blue and red hairpiece

lunaphoto white bridal hairpiece

Stephanie Williams Photography - white feather hairpiece

[image credit: 1+2- Kate Headley Photography, 3+4- Jessica Johnston Photography, 5-  Luna Photo, 6- Stephanie Williams Photography]

Stylish + Fab Veils + Headpieces – Part 1

Earlier it was about the groom + his men. Now, it is all about the bride + her attire. Today: lovely veils. I love these ultra feminine veils – and the style -  in these absolutely beautiful images from KLK Photography.

Loving this ‘framed’ photo here…




[image credit: KLK Photography]

Oh So Cute Clutches

When I came across these oh so cute clutches from Girl…By Aileen, I thought, ‘these are so vibrant and fun, it’s like a whole bunch-a eye candy in one place.’ Then, I read her Etsy page some more to see she had already put something similar. :)

‘Feast your eyes on my Eye Candy Clutches that are sure to compliment your many styles.’

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These clutches would be perfect for a treat to yourself for all of your hard work, wedding planning or other. How cute would these look in wedding photos as the bride’s clutch? Beaaauuut i ful. And, 100% of the proceeds from purchasing these fabulous clutches in April will go towards physical therapy in helping her friend, who suffered a stroke.

Lovely, Lovely Handcrafted Wedding Ring Pilows

I am so glad that Anna Whitford and I came across each other on Twitter. Anna is a UK textile designer who creates beautiful wedding ring pillows. Take a look at the Anna Whitford Web site or blog for further information. And, they ship internationally!

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Inspiration of the Week: Oh So Not Traditional

Did you know? White wasn’t always a commonplace bridal gown color? In short, it started when Queen Victoria walked down the aisle in white. Before then, brides wore their most flattering gown or their favorite dress no matter the color…This post is for you brides out there who just don’t see yourself wearing a white gown on your wedding day. And, there is nothing wrong with that.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore black for her wedding as did Jennifer Connelly. For Miranda in a ‘Sex and the City’ episode, a white dress was out of the question, so she opted for a long dark dress as well. My maternal Grandmother didn’t wear white on her wedding day either. And, Gwen Stefani’s gown faded up from pink at the bottom…
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More and more brides {+ designers} are opting for color in their bridal gowns…

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Kenneth Pool… Monique Lhuillier…
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Vera Wang…
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“It’s a nice day to start again…It’s a nice day for a white wedding”

Inspiration of the Week: Bridal Gowns

As promised, here are some more of my faves of bridesmaid dresses that can act as bridal gowns, for those looking to save some $ moola $ on bridal attire.

Although not shown in ivory or white, can come in those shades:
Jim Hjelm JH5886 Jim Hjelm JH5906

Inspiration of the Week: Bridal Gowns

This week I chatted about finding the right bridal gown for your bod, and some great places to find THE bridal dress whether new or slightly used, among other things.

What is next? Bridesmaids dresses as bridal gowns! Have you considered it? In this current economic time that many would rather get past, looking at bridesmaids dresses is a great way to save some dinero. The words “bridal gown” alone often add to the price tag. If you want a somewhat simple dress and won’t miss the adornments anyway, look to bridesmaids dresses….

Here are some great bridesmaids dresses that can act as bridal gowns from Dessy, one of my fave designers of bridesmaid attire {nope, I am not paid to say that :) }…

Dessy Bridesmaid Style 2723

And for those who yearn to go short for their bridal dress….

Since there are so many Dessy styles I like, I devoted this post to them. I will post other bridesmaids dresses, I mean, great BRIDAL dress replacements, from other designers in later posts.

{Image credit: Dessy} {Styles from left to right: 2733, 2755, 2751, 2751, 2748, 2858, 2723, 2058, 2750}

Introducing: white CHICAGO {new, sample & once wed designer wedding gowns}

Looking for a fabulous dress but can't come to terms with that shocking price tag that goes along with it?
white CHICAGO is the answer.

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Located in the River North gallery district of Chicago {we are practically neighbors}, white CHICAGO specializes in modernizing the art of dressing brides. They offer new, sample and once-wed wedding gowns off-the rack by today's hottest designers–thanks to their relationships with designers and exclusive boutiques. Just some of the great designers you will find:  Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and many more! All offered in a relaxing and cool environment with great service.

Other great things about white CHICAGO…they alter and restyle dresses, whether they were purchased at the shop or not. There is a 16 x 3ft white runaway to show off your new dress as well as a guest lounge and library. It is a true urban oasis.

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In the Chicago area or soon will be? Take a look…white CHICAGO: Located at 222 West Huron Chicago, IL 60654  phone: 312.397.1571

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