Win the ultimate Jimmy Choo VIP experience!

Jimmy Choo along with the Elton John AIDS Foundation is sponsoring a photo competition to support the launch of Project PEP. Project PEP is a charity collection that donates 25% of sales to the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa. The money goes towards providing the HIV-preventative treatment PEP (which must be taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV) and counseling victims of rape in South Africa, which has the highest count of rape in the world.

The theme of the photo competition is "You, Your Shoes and 72." Upload a photo based on the theme to the Jimmy Choo 72 website and you could win the Grand Prize -- the ultimate Jimmy Choo VIP experience. The winners will be announced after the competition closes on December 7th. The Grand Prize winner will win the Jimmy Choo VIP experience, which includes an invite to spend a day of luxury in the Jimmy Choo headquarters, where the winner will choose 7 pairs of shoes and 2 handbags to keep! In addition, over 100 exclusive Jimmy Choo prizes will also be awarded.

We know how creative you all can be, so enter this fabulous contest for a chance to win some amazing Jimmy Choo goodies and to help support this cause. Good Luck!


Real Wedding ~ Cassie and Gaines

It was a beautiful Georgia day for Cassie and Gaines gorgeous Southern wedding photographed by our talented long-time friend, Kellie Kano. Cassie wore a gown by Augusta Jones, customized by Muna Couture and accessorized with Christian Louboutin heels that she searched high and low for until she finally found the perfect pair in NYC. She added a spectacular vintage bracelet from House of Lavande that she found on the afterthoughts page of the Winter 2008 issue of Weddings Unveiled. We love the Lela Rose bridesmaid dresses in royal blue and clover and Cassie's flirty, short reception dress by Sue Wong. Don't miss the groom and groomsmen's old-school bow tie and cumberbund combination and yes... they are in pastel blue and peach. The reception was held at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort with decor in a palette of soft pink and lavender with accents of muted, mossy green. Florist Edward on Saint Simons created stunning centerpieces and arrangements of pink roses, lilac and lavender hydrangeas and greenery and Super T and the Tyrone Smith Revue kept everyone on their feet. For more of Cassie and Gaines wedding, visit Kellie Kano's blog.

Photography: Kellie Kano Photography. Wedding Coordinator: Events by Caroline. Florist: Edward on Saint Simons. Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones customized by Muna Couture. Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Bridesmaid Gowns: Lela Rose. Reception Dress: Sue Wong. Caterer: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Music: Super T and the Tyrone Smith Revue.



If you are picturing yourself more tailored than romantic on your wedding day, you may have noticed the mainstream of bridal fashion remains focused on plunging necklines and layers of tulle. Fortunately more designers are putting bridal suits in their collections. There was a time when the only suits out there were those Mother-of-the-Bride numbers, sometimes bordered with pasty appliques and sequins. Now, thanks to an era of savvy fashion brides, the suit may just become traditional for a chosen few. In your Grandma's day, war brides had swift weddings with quick preparation out of necessity and her 'best suit' was often a woman's only available answer to the wedding dress. Today brides are fortunate. The wedding suit is a choice having more to do with lifestyle and many times the belief, less is more…

Piedad Rodriguez
The trick might be as simple as shopping for a simple sheath or short dress you can accessorize into a tailored look with a custom jacket, shrug or wrap as in the Jesus Piero image above. Or, you may have to shop the opposite direction the traditional bride would. The exception is the bridal salon that features one or more of the few designer lines that offer suits such as Carolina Herrera. Selections as of this writing are still pretty limited though. Initially your search for ideas will probably begin online. Once you get a thought of how you want the skirt and jacket to look, print out or bookmark the combinations. From there sketch them how you want. Next you might go to a fabric shop. Yes, to look at fabrics but also to comb through the pattern books. Pattern books are great for finding looks you can take with you. Or go online to vogue patterns. Look under coats and suits and think white. You’ll find plenty to browse through and get inspired. Below are a few images I found to get you started . . .



If you take the department store route for buying a suit, you might find a particular designer has the suit you like but it’s available in every color but white. The designer or store carrying it may be able to special order it in white. If you’re satisfied with the idea of a ready-made suit, department stores might be a better option than anywhere, especially if they have an established relationship with the manufacturer. Salespeople within departments know their lines and designers well and can steer you in the right direction. You might be able to find your jacket by one designer—your skirt by another. Be warned though. Just make sure the shades of white aren’t too far off that they can’t be worn together.There is on the other hand a down side to department stores: If you want that particular fashion edge their merchandise probably isn’t as forward-looking as say, the one-of-a-kind boutique or specialty store. And believe me, a bridal suit should be classic, yes, but something about it has to be different. The kind of different only a tailor or designer can translate. Check out boutiques and specialty stores. They may not have the exact suit you want but they may be able to create one or point you to a first-rate tailor or custom designers who can. . If you can’t find what you want in a salon, department store or boutique and are serious about that real ‘tailored look’, find a good tailor, preferably a men’s tailor (they’re so skilled). Use some of the same guidelines for finding a tailor that you would a designer or dressmaker. Once you find your good tailor, he (most likely a he) will either have an array of fabrics in house or help you scout your desired materials out. Chances are you’ll want an exclusive fabric you can only find in a specialty store. A tailor knows how to take all the proper measurements and create a look you want . . . the look that undoubtedly says, You and sets you apart.


Wedding shoot in the charming streets of MontmartreWedding shoot in the charming streets of Montmartre part 2

Credits: One and Only Paris Photography (4)

Found on Style Me Pretty, I'm totally in love with these images by One and Only Paris Photography. On the O&O site you'll find additional images following the story of Rachael and Arnaud's wedding, some in color. The black and white though is what I'll remember most about this dazzling event because it's so evocative for me of what Montmartre is in Autumn . . . .

Special thanks to Heather of Rendezvous in Paris who put these boards together



Soon to be posted on Etsy this dress is aptly named, 'Aurora' (for the aurora color accents). Part of the 'Dioresque' collection, it just came off the work table a couple of weeks back. Once completed I took one look and said, "What could be more bridal than a cloud of white tulle and Chantilly lace?" Add to that the lace is backed with a blue/gray lining. With peach accents it reminds me of a muted pastel sunset. The skirt is four layers of tulle and a separate slip of crinoline and tulle. Detailed touches include a row of buttons accenting the back and it is all pulled together with a blue and peach sash. The headpiece is coral-peachy handmade silk florals attached to a tulle bow


Real Wedding ~ Andrea and Noah

Amidst today's shopping madness, take some time out to enjoy this fabulous fall day and these lovely images of Andrea and Noah's Atlanta, GA wedding sent to us by Kristen Alexander Photographers. The event had a soft, autumn-inspired look, designed in a muted palette of deep chocolate, burnt orange and soft ivory. Foxgloves & Ivy created standout arrangements for the Atlanta Botanical Garden nuptials, including pretty aisle treatments and similar reception centerpieces on a much grander scale amidst flickering candles for a warm, intimate atmosphere. Visit the Kristen Alexander Photographers blog to see more of Andrea and Noah's pretty event!

Photography: Kristen Alexander Photographers. Venue: Atlanta Botanical Garden. Wedding Coordinator: Margie Sykes. Florist: Foxgloves & Ivy. Cake: Classic Cheesecakes & Cakes. Caterer: Sun in my Belly.



Laces, organzas, silks, chiffons and embroidered tulle--these are all the sumptous fabrics that make up Roberto Torretta's 2010 collection. While it has certain aspects that would appeal to the minimalist bride, there's a hint of the adorned romantic here as well. Every silhouette here is easy and a comfort to wear . . . .

images courtesy Web Novias

How Do We Thank Thee....

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving on Completely Unveiled than with a big Thankful Thursday post. We'd like to take this opportunity to send shout outs to some of the amazing people who have blogged about Weddings Unveiled during the past couple of weeks. We're so thankful for all of you today and every day! Check out the sampling below of some great posts about Weddings Unveiled and be sure to visit these wonderful blogs!

Here at Weddings Unveiled, we have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. The upcoming Winter 2010 issue is our biggest issue ever at a whopping 196 pages of wedding inspiration and goodness. Our magazine and our blog are both growing so quickly and we couldn't accomplish such an achievement without all the talented wedding professionals we work with and have the pleasure of interacting with on a day-to-day basis. We are incredibly grateful for all the inspiration we find in them and we are constantly amazed by their creativity and talent. Again, we're so thankful for all of you and for your support of our beautiful magazine and blog.

Have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving!

With love,
Weddings Unveiled



These gowns by Atelier Aimee are visually poetic. The mix of pastel florals,
laces and intricate metallic trim make for some gorgeous choices if you're dreaming of going romantic on your wedding day . . .


Another Vintage Country Wedding

In our effort to bring you more of our Vintage Country Wedding Theme, I present you this beautiful real wedding of Kara and Seth. The event took place in a farm near of Los Olivos, California and was photographed by the great Ken Kienow.
The venue for this event is just amazing, and every little element was just perfect, from the decorations and flowers to the cowboy boots and favors. I adore the country band and the bouquet, but my favorite details are the hay on the floor and the hanging pictures around the barn. What do you think?
Edited by Jacqueline Garcia

For more pictures of this wedding visit Ken Kienow's blog.

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