Sunday, November 16, 2008

Black and White Weddings

There is almost nothing as classic as a black and white wedding. Seeing some photos from Justine Ungaro's wedding over at got me thinking about this. When you go classic, you will never regret it. Black and whit can be vintage or modern. I love this zebra printed cow hide shown below as a wedding day accent. Also, the guinnea feather napkin holders below!
A dash of color to the black and white palate can be just the right accent. I love the monochromatic flower arrangements on the tables below. It makes them really Pop! And while your at it, why not give your cake a little bling as well? I love this feathery brooch with ribbon on the cake below. Another tip: follow a theme throughout your entire wedding. If you are wearing a feathered veil, put some on the flower girl, in the bouquets, table decor etc...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meet real bride Michelle Ward

Meet the Beautiful Michelle (Formerly Solomon) Ward.
Two days before her 30th birthday, Michelle got engaged. Michelle, from Long Island and her fiance Luke, from Buffalo were married in Brooklyn on 9/14/08. Their ceremony took place at Brooklyn Bridge Park on a pebble beach overlooking Manhattan. Her bridesmaids wore flip flops (which I love) and tea length dresses. When Michelle emailed me some fabulous photos of her September wedding and I had to share.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kate aka "Miss. Pomegranite"

I have the opportunity of sharing some photos from one of our brides Kate.
Better known as Miss.Pomegranite on the site When I saw her photos, I had to share. Kate's wedding was a black and white damask dream. Kate requested a custom made birdcage veil to match her custom dress. She mailed us scraps of silver lambskin from her dress and we used them to form a beautiful two layer leather flower backed with brilliant guinnea feathers. Her veil looks stunning with her dress I must say. Kate documented the whole process of creating her custom pieces on the blog, For more photos, check out photographer Travis Hoehne's blog
and for more info on Kate's fabulous wedding, head on over to

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do you updo?

Wedding hair. Oh what to do. Several websites, out there have great galleries of hot looks for your wedding day style. Check out The, and for lots more.

colorful shoes

One of my favorite trends. Colorful shoes. Why not? I was so excited to see Brides magazine place this photo on their cover. She chose pink, but why not match your shoes to your bouquet? You can show off your stylish heels at your reception or your get away.

This bride let her bridesmaids in on the fun with matching heels.
And a few more here...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Real Bride- Justine Ungaro

New bride Justine Ungaro, writer of one of my favorite blogs, The Unbride was married a couple of weeks ago in Washington DC. A quick peek at her photos is available in Greg Gibson's Blog. Shown below:
Justine Chose the Marilyn veil to go with her Vera Wang dress. Be sure to see more pictures of her wedding, and lots of awesome posts on her blog: The Unbride.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chicago Bridal Market

The month of October was a whirlwind for us! Chicago Bridal market was lots of work but also lots of fun. Here are some photos of the highlights.

Here we are L to R: Kirstin (designer for CastleBride Couture), Tina (from Winters and Rain) and Allison(National Sales Manager for CastleBride Couture)
Below: Jennifer Davidson from The Knot Magazine. Jennifer stopped by to chat and also to try on some new styles of course.

Meet Bliss Bridal Shoes. Great new friends of ours. They have launched a new line of dye able bridal shoes. My favorite is their platform slide. Be sure to checkout their website for a gallery of their styles.

Fashion editor Heather Levine
from The Knot Magazine stopped by to chat with us again, and she even posed for a few pictures. She is modeling "Catherine".

Much thanks to Nick Gerber from Orange2 Photo for sending us these pics.

A model for Eugenia Couture shows off the Catherine veil with her fantastic gown. Eugena showed some amazing new designs this season. Be sure to check out her website to see her designs.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wedding Jewelry

Picking an accent for your special day is fun, because there are ooh so many options! Check out a few necklaces we loved.

How about this reclaimed wedding dress given a second life as a necklace! This one from seller Paper Hill on
Beautiful. Elegant. Vintage. Usually describes a pearl necklace in a couple words. This Necklace combines the elegance of a pearl and brilliance of diamonds, making up a striking piece of jewelry to add to the trousseau of your special day.
Splurge on Chanel, or make your own. Either way, you'll be classically beautiful!