Enjoy these lovely, free-spirited images by photographer Elizabeth Luna taken at a trash the dress session at Lake Arrowhead, California (yes it snows in SoCal). Elizabeth and a few others planned this amazing shoot that turned out to be so much more than they ever expected . . .


Peaches and Cream

I'm a redhead so these colors go with my DNA. Wondering how many out there are drawn to this combo of monochromatics. Thanks to Peri Edmonds from Melbourne who whipped up this beautiful concoction on SMP.


It's all about Apples

I thought I had seen everything when it comes to the use of apples as wedding favors until I saw these beautifully photographed images from Lucy Manalo of  Manalo Empire Photography. I fell in love with these incredible apples. Ana Gonzalez from Berry Beautiful Creations crafts and designs these astonishing breath-taking pieces of art. Each apple is hand decorated! Aren’t they gorgeous? 

Leigh Webber Photography & Stems Opening Party!

Congratulations to Leigh Webber Photography & Stems who opened their newly renovated studio space in downtown Charleston, SC with a festive grand opening celebration this week. The studio was packed with brides-to-be, A-list Charleston wedding professionals and of course, Emily Howard, our Charleston Weddings Unveiled representative! Guests enjoyed delicious eats from Cynthia Groseclose of Canape, including bloody mary shrimp, cherry brandy mac & cheese and arugula, fig, prosciutto & parmesan crostinis. Sugar served up the sweet treats, including bite-sized cupcakes, raspberry and lemon tarts and linzer cookies.

In addition, Anne Bowen of Stems is teaming up with the sassy, stylish ladies of Southern Protocol and the talented Cynthia Groseclose, chef and owner of the boutique catering company, Canape to teach a range of entertaining classes at the chic studio beginning this Spring. To learn more about the upcoming classes click here and if you're in Charleston, be sure to stop by to visit Anne and Leigh's gorgeous new place!


The Little White Dress

If you're in the Grand Strand area of SC, or if you're looking for your dream wedding dress, visit The Little White Dress, which opened this past fall in Myrtle Beach. The beautiful boutique carries a selection of designer bridal gowns and just recently added Fancy from New York City and Paloma Blanca. In addition, The Little White Dress also carries mother of the occasion, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. Their talented, knowledgeable team make wedding gown shopping easy and fun. If you're in the Myrtle Beach area, be sure to stop by! Visit the Little White Dress website for more information including not-to-be-missed upcoming trunk shows!

images by Stewart Plemmons Photography


Real Wedding ~ Rachel and Evan

Rachel and Evan's Richardson, TX wedding at Safari Texas Ranch was based on Rachel's love of sharks and Evan's love of mustaches. Yes, that's right... sharks and mustaches! We couldn't wait to share this wedding, which is definitely one of the most interesting, fun and creative ones we've seen, photographed by Caroline Fontenot. We love Rachel's stylish combination of knee-length dress, bolero jacket, retro-chic birdcage veil and brilliant violet pumps. The bridesmaids wore vibrant chartreuse dresses by J.Crew, which formed the base of their event palette of slate gray and chartreuse with accents of rich purple. The boys looked fantastic in gray suits, mustache patterned socks from Sock It To Me and handcrafted boutonnieres purchased on Etsy. Fun reception details included Mexican hot chocolate, a cigar bar and a Wahoo's fish taco truck. Friends and family danced the night away and created amazing images in the couple's prop-filled smile booth complete with mustaches, big red lips and a cardboard cut-out of the bride! To see more of Rachel and Evan's wedding, visit the Caroline Fontenot Photographer blog!

Photography: Caroline Fontenot Photographer. Gown: David's Bridal. Florist: Striking Stems. Engagement Ring: Spot of Sparkle. Shoes: Cole Haan with Nike Air. Jewelry: J.Crew. Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein from MW Tux. Socks: Sock It To Me. Cakes: La Guadalapina. Boutonniere: Etsy seller AAlicia Wedding. Food: Wahoo's Fish Taco Truck.



Martha Stewart

This article ran in Martha Stewart Weddings Winter 2002 and almost ten years later still rings true. On the subject of plumes, here's some timeless advise quoting a portion of the the article verbatim:

--For centuries, feathers have been a favorite trimming for hats. Huge Edwardian picture hats were covered in them, while chic little 1940s toques sported single ostrich plumes. A feathered hat is a dramatic choice. It will focus all eyes on your face. To avoid getting lost beneath one, choose makeup that's glamorous and glossy (no natural lips and pale eyes). Also, it is preferable to wear your hair pulled back in a chignon or tucked behind your ears; a fancy hairdo or full tousle of curls would compete with the trimming. A feathered hat usually works best with a straight, narrow clothing silhouette such as a tailored suit or long, columnar gown. But it is not an ideal choice for an outdoor wedding, where an unexpected breeze might send your plumes fluttering over your groom. A large feathered hat should be removed for pictures (it can cast shadows or hide your face). You may also want to set it aside during your reception. Above, clockwise from left: A mini cartwheel with ostrich feathers can be worn at an angle to flatter a round face. A pagoda hat with organza petals and ostrich feathers enhances a narrow face. A dramatic white-felt picture hat with feathers is stunning when paired with a portrait collar. A small pillbox covered with marabou lends a whimsical air to a tailored suit. --

{Vendor Spotlight}: Estela Abelleyra

En nuestro número de diciembre publicamos esta maravillosa mesa invernal. Hemos recibido muy buenos comentarios sobre esta creación, que quise compartir estas hermosas imágenes con nuestros lectores del blog. Esta belleza fue creada por la coordinadora de eventos Estela Abelleyra, y las fotografías son de Jesse Ramírez de La Foto Bella . ¿Qué les parece?

Atelier Isabey

We're in love with the elegant, handcrafted designs by New York stationery company Atelier Isabey. Atelier Isabey specializes in creating couture invitations and social stationery with a design team that is passionate about beautiful design, elegant typography, classic printing techniques, luxurious handmade papers and designs that truly reflect the personality of their clients. We've included images of a selection of our favorite custom designs, but visit the Atelier Isabey website to see more!


Wedding Festivals ~ Anderson

Stop by the Wedding Festivals show this weekend in Anderson, SC at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday, January 30th from 10am-3pm! See inspiring wedding trends and save thousands in show discounts and specials. Don't miss the couture display, where you'll find the latest in bridal fashion or the mock wedding and reception display for a host of wonderful decor ideas. You'll have the chance to win great prizes and attending brides will also receive a copy of the new Winter 2010 issue of Weddings Unveiled! Visit the Wedding Festivals website for more details.


Real Wedding ~ Neely and Jack

It was a bright, sunny day for Neely and Jack's Charlotte, NC wedding photographed by our talented friend Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography. In fact Neely wore aviator sunglasses during her outdoor portraits, which she totally rocked with her unique gown featuring a ruffled collar that she helped design. In one-of-a-kind style, Neely chose an inspired palette, with the bridesmaids in brilliant chartreuse dresses by J.Crew and florals created by Flowerchild florist. We love Neely's beautiful textured bouquet and the tall organic arrangements in silver vases. Their lively reception kicked off at the Charlotte City Club for a fantastic evening of dancing and celebration where the signature aviators re-appeared. For more images and details from Neely and Jack's Charlotte wedding visit the Smitten Photography blog.

Photography: Smitten Photography. Gown: NY Bride. Designer: Cymbeline. Florist: Flowerchild. Caterer: Charlotte City Club. Cupcakes: Dewey's Bakery. Cake: Edible Art. Band: Reality Show Band. Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew.



For those of you contemplating going tea length or shorter for your wedding, Novia d'art has some of the most original looks going. The exquisite detailing as well as fabric/lace combos put these dresses in a class by themselves.

Photos courtesy Novia d'art

E Session ~ Allison and Steven

We always love a creative, fun engagement session and Allison and Steven's images, sent to us by Caroline Fontenot definitely fit the bill! The couple spent the afternoon in Johnson City, TN, starting out on a country farm, then hanging around downtown. Do you love the patterned red chairs as much as we do? They're from Steven's grandmother! To see more of Allison and Steven's engagement session, visit the Caroline Fontenot blog!


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