Feeling the Love

We couldn't be more excited about our AMAZING Summer issue hitting newsstands this week! Don't forget to snag your own copy this Wednesday, July 1st at a newsstand near you, or online at weddingsunveiledmagazine.com. We'd like to take this moment to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our lovely and loyal Completely Unveiled followers out there for showering us with your perpetual praise--we couldn't do this without you! See some of our faves below:

"Weddings Unveiled is my daily fix for inspiration and information."--Wendee

"Weddings Unveiled has been a source of inspiration and excitement for me and my other engaged friends."--xgirlfriend99

"I wish I would have discovered this blog long before I was looking for a wedding dress, but now that I know I will always stop by here first. Great resources for brides and nonbrides alike!"--Tiffany

"I heart Weddings Unveiled! Your magazine has so much eye candy and getting a daily dose of that on the blog is super sweet."--LW

"I love weddings unveiled because you constantly show the best of the best and give us all inspiration, both brides-to-be and vendors!"--Studio222 Photography

"...Your magazine is exquisite, beautifully designed and thoughtfully laid out. As a photographer and stylist it is such a joy to enjoy your publication!"--Anna

"I don't how I didn't know about this blog before!? I just discovered it via The Bride's Cafe and I've already spend hour perusing your posts and saving photos to my 'inspiration' folder!!! I also adore your magazine...it's the first one I ever purchased and even after I'm married I'll still purchase it for my newly engaged friends!"--Emie

"weddings unveiled offers inspiration unlike a lot of other wedding blogs. more than just inspiration, it offers class..."--mightyjeanyoung

"i love wedding unveiled because the ideas are fresh and you make my heart flutter!!!"--Lucia @ D*LSH Design

"in the years that i've followed unveiled, i've learned a lot about what my own wedding style is and it's the only thing i carry with me in my wedding bag~!! and the wedding blog is just decadent.. what more could a bride ask for??"--Jenny

"I love this blog... such great inspirations... most recently I've been pouring over the floral pictures on your site... love, love, love."--Cortney

"Weddings Unveiled is the "go to" source for all things glamorous and fabulous for brides."--traymona


Bibian Blue

Again, Candela_Inlove has turned me on to yet another corsetmaker in sunny Spain, Bibian Blue Her gallery of digital painting photos is magnificent and a truly inspiring variation on the corset . . . .

To view more photos go to Bibian Blue



Wanted to share this gorgeous headpiece from Batcakes Couture with you today. I'd say the fascinator is that hybrid between hat and veil so many brides are looking for and finding tres chic . . .

Soirée by Tara Guérard ~ New York Studio Unveiled

Legendary Charleston, SC event designer and our good friend, Tara Guérard, has opened a new studio in New York City.

Tara's studio,
Soirée, has been a mainstay for sophisticated, modern event design in Charleston for thirteen years. Her work has been featured in multiple issues of Weddings Unveiled and also in InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country Magazine. Clients across the country – from celebrity hosts to hometown brides – seek out Tara for her signature gracious southern style infused with a decidedly modern flair.

Following the release of her book "Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South", Tara has been planning the expansion of Soirée for several months. The New York studio is opening in Manhattan at 37 West 20th Street with Nicki Clendening, a longtime outside creative consultant for Soirée and former director of publicity for Artisan Books, at its helm. “I have known and worked with Nicki for many years," says Tara, "and am confident that her extensive network of New York contacts will help us generate immediate visibility and new business leads. Nicki’s impeccable eye for design and detail will also meet the needs of existing Soirée clients as well as those of its sister company, The Lettered Olive, a purveyor of luxury invitations.”

Since opening the doors of Soirée by Tara Guérard in Charleston, South Carolina over a decade ago, Tara has been recognized as a leading arbiter of entertaining and southern style. In 2005, she was selected as a Top 25 Trendsetter by Modern Bride magazine. Most recently, Tara was tapped by Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Weddings to create a “Gorgeous and Green” Nashville, Tennessee wedding which was highlighted in the magazine and televised on the Style Network.

Weddings Unveiled wants to wish Tara Guerard all the best with her new studio in New York and we can't wait to see more of her amazing work!

Soiree by Tara Guerard
New York
37 West 20th St
New York, NY 10011

54 Chapel Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Samples of Tara Guerard's Work from "Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South"


How Do We Thank Thee....

It's been a while since we have posted a big thank-you to those who have spread the Weddings Unveiled love! But since then, we have completed and printed the Summer 2009 issue of Weddings Unveiled and it is already a hit! It will be available in a retailer near you this Wednesday, July 1st! In the meantime, we do want to give a shout-out to some fabulous peeps who have kept the WU love alive! THANK YOU!



wedding galore :)

For me blue has a medicinal effect of calming and soothing. These have been some of my favorite photos now combined to inspire . . . .


July is Vintage month and we're starting our journey into this packed subject early. I'm fortunate to live in San Anselmo, christened by some as the antique capital of California. One of my favorite shopoholic stops here is French Nest, a vintage furnishings and accoutrement's store run by two bright and talented women, Holly Hopper and Silke Solomon. Amid some gorgeous country French style furnishings you'll also find vintage hats, shoes, jewelry and dresses. Once I laid eyes on these actual vintage frocks, I just had to share them with you.

I was taken by the eyelet organdy on this late 1940s gem. I can't find fabric like this and I've been looking allover. The quality is unbelievable and at closer inspection the dressmaking techniques impeccable. Also this dress is totally intact-- no rips, yellowing or stains. The former owner must have packed it away with the utmost care for years.

The dress above is a perfect example of mid-seventies and what traditional bridal wear looked like the years between Trisha Nixon and Lady Di's wedding. We often think of the seventies as funky-funky and it certainly was, but remember bridal wear took a long time to move out of the restricted zone of high collars and long sleeves only and into the realm of high-fashion.

Both these dresses are under $300.00. Given the amount of lace and exquisite fabric, going vintage here would be a real bargain.

If you're lucky enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, stop by French Nest at 500 San Anselmo Avenue in San Anselmo. If you're planning a visit to the area, definitely put this one on your itinerary.


If you've been following Bride Chic, you know by now June has been dubbed corset month and we've been around the world checking in with all the designers. Wrapping up the topic, I saved some of the best for last. Today we'll meet Joan Shum. Though this Long Beach, California designer doesn't specialize exclusively in corsetry, she certainly has a few stunners in her collection. Inspired by art and costume, she's added these and others to her design repertoire. Below are some of my personal favorites. . . . .

Stephanie Williams Photography
There are several places to view Joan Shum's work. You can go to her website or Etsy Store
Some of the most gorgeous photos and a real 'feel good' place to pick up some unforgettable inspiration is on Stephanie Williams blog.


A dear friend of mine over at Styrous® shot the last two photos here last weekend; it's the newest addition to the 'Dioresque Collection'. Once this 1950s repro slid off the work table, I purposely gave it the vintage name, Debbi. The just-above-the-ankles skirt is three layers of white tulle and the sweetheart bodice is made of an allover Chantilly lace. I think my new signature is definitely satin tie belts adorning the waist. Debbi is actually separates. The bodice can be worn tucked in as shown or as a dropped waist. After the wedding? Wear the bodice with blue jeans if you want. And think of the possibilities you have with the skirt . . . . Pair it with a black halter and you have a spectacular evening ensemble.


Weddings Unveiled & StudioWed Summer Social

Calling all Atlanta Brides...TOMORROW is the big day!

As we have posted previously,
Weddings Unveiled is teaming up with StudioWed and we couldn't be more thrilled! Our first event is tomorrow night and we would like to cordially invite you to an evening out with Weddings Unveiled and StudioWed.

Join us tomorrow night as we celebrate the release of the Weddings Unveiled Summer 2009 issue at StudioWed Atlanta where you’ll find tons of ideas and inspiration for your wedding. Meet all the StudioWed vendors and cool off with unique beer and wine options from Hops City Craft Beer & Wine. Enjoy appetizers from ultra-chic Soiree Atlanta Catering & Events and desserts from Sweet Sensations, Sugarplum Visions, and Dreamy Gelato & Chocolates.

You’ll be pampered with hand and back massages from Luxe Beauty Co. while listening to live music from Laura Coyle. All attending brides will receive swag bags that include a copy of the new Weddings Unveiled Summer 2009 issue and other lovely goodies. Brides will also be entered to win a selection of fantastic prizes and giveaways.

We are honored to be a part of StudioWed's event and hope you will come out and see us!

StuidoWed & Weddings Unveiled Summer Social
June 25th @ 6pm
StudioWed Atlanta
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 124
Atlanta, GA 30318

Images courtesy of Blue World Studios and Ross Oscar Knight

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