What could be prettier for a Spring wedding than something light and diaphanous? I've been watching this UK designer weave her magic in the bridal market for some time. Alice Temperley’s bridal gowns premiered only recently here in the US. These gems are carried in her flagship stores in New York and Los Angeles. The gowns pictured hail from the 2010 Collection and can be viewed by making an appointment at the Temperley showroom NYC(212.219.2929)LA (323.782.8000).



Here they are, little girls looking their most angelic, all dressed up in wreaths and carrying baskets of fresh-picked flowers. If you're considering adding one, two or even more little girls to process down the aisle, really dress them up so your wedding will be all the more special. If you're wearing a ball gown and like the storybook theme, go all out. Put your girls in tulle dresses with floral wreaths on their heads. Present them the gift of ballet slippers to wear. They'll cherish these long after the wedding.
If it's a more casual wedding and/or money is tight, here are some options: Find her a special little cotton or linen nightgown she can use afterwards. She'll look Kate Greenaway chic in it, especially if she goes barefoot. Remember, barefoot is okay on kids, particularly at an outdoor or beach wedding. The trick to getting away with this informality is making sure the rest of your little one's appearance looks festive enough— ribbons or wreaths on the head; possibly straw baskets of flowers.
If you're having your little girls dresses made here are some things you need to know about fabrics, particularly fabrics flattering on children. If you use silks, use medium-weight ones like dupioni or shantung. These will work for winter weddings too, provided you pick a style with long sleeves, jackets, etc. Heavier satins and brocades are out—too weighty for a child to carry off and be comfortable in all day. Instead try lightweight velvets in deep jewel tones for those Christmas/Winter weddings. For spring/ summer dresses, lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon, and tulle can overlay medium weight silks like those mentioned above. Linen is great for casual and beach weddings.
Most of all, find fabrics and props that encourage them to be kids and have fun. Children after all represent renewal and fertility. What more could you ask on your wedding day?


Real Wedding ~ Brianna and Tony

We can't get enough of Brianna and Tony's spring wedding at the Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, VA, photographed by the always amazing Joy Marie Photography. Brianna accessorized her gown with a pair of bold violet heels that set the tone for an event palette of violet and cream with accents of green. The bridesmaids wore vintage-look cream lace party dresses and carried soft white bouquets with green collars created by Pat's Floral Designs. We especially love the gorgeous place cards set on deep purple fabric and the dramatic tall centerpiece arrangements on wrought iron trees made with violet and bright green orchids. Guests danced the night away and made fun pictures in an old-school photo booth until Brianna and Tony ended the reception with a leap into the Inn's sparkling pool! For more of Brianna and Tony's wedding, visit the Joy Marie Photography blog.

Photography: Joy Marie Photography. Gown: Jim Hjelm. Shoes: JLo. Hair and Makeup: Virginia Glenn from Reflections. Florist: Pat's Floral Designs. Caterer: The Clifton Inn. DJ: 20 South Productions. Invitations: Invitesite.com. Transportation: Ambassador Limo Service.


Lovely Balloons


Chairs with Personality


How Do We Thank Thee....

Hello Thursday! Here at Weddings Unveiled and Completely Unveiled, Thursdays mean that it's time to be thankful and show our appreciation to all our amazing friends, fans and followers. We'd like to take a moment to thank everyone in the blogosphere who featured or wrote about Weddings Unveiled on their blogs during the past couple of weeks. We're super-busy working on the upcoming Sring 2010 issue and are so grateful for all the support and kind words from fellow wedding professionals, our blog and Twitter followers and our Facebook fans! We've included a sampling below of some of the posts we've been featured in. Be sure to visit all these fantastic blogs and leave a comment to share the love!



Are you looking for really cool, kind of rock 'n' roll wedding invitations? We love these designs by Raspberry inspired by music and concert posters. The use of unique fonts and distressing techniques give them a hip, edgy feel with a little bit of a retro vibe thrown in. Designs are customized to your event (duh) and are available in an array of colors and styles. If it's true that invitations and save-the-dates give guests the first impression of your wedding day, we'd be the first to rsvp to one of these.

Visit the Raspberry etsy shop to see all the designs available and to contact them for your own custom inviations and wedding papers.


Real Wedding ~ Carla and Don

Every wedding has a behind-the-scenes story and, as you can imagine, we've heard a lot of them. Our personal favorite is something that happens pretty often - a groomsman opens up his tuxedo bag to find too-short or too-long pants, wrongly sized shoes, too-big or (even more hilarious) a too-small shirt/vest/jacket or pair of pants. That being said, Carla and Don's Wilmington, NC wedding has a back story that takes the cake (pun intended). Looking at these bright, happy images created by our good friends at Millie Holloman Photography, you'd never guess that moments before Carla walked down the aisle, she had a major wedding dress crisis. She stepped into her wedding gown and discovered that the zipper was broken. All attempts to repair it were unsuccessful and Carla's mother even tried to sew her into the gown. Thankfully one of Carla's bridesmaids knew the manager of a local bridal salon, who happily came to the rescue. A short phone call later and 10 new dresses were delivered to Carla's hotel. Crisis averted, Carla slipped into a new gown and married Don in a sunny outdoor ceremony on the grounds of the beautiful Landfall Club.

Carla's bridesmaid's wore convertible dresses in bold violet, creating the base tone for an event palette of rich purple with accents of chartreuse, yellow and fuchsia. Salt Harbor Designs created brilliant massed bouquets, a rustic wooden canopy draped with billowing white fabric for the centerpiece of the ceremony and gathered tabletop arrangments in twine-wrapped mason jars and wooden boxes for the reception. We especially love the tree stump candle displays and the dog-themed table numbers! Visit the Millie Holloman Photography blog for a full wedding recap and for more images of Carla and Don's wedding.

Photography: Rachel and Rebecca from Millie Holloman Photography. Venue: The Landfall Club. Florist: Salt Harbor Designs.



Venue: Michael's on Main, Soquel ca
Cake Topper: Corpse bride action figures (victor and victoria)
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Sara and Brent really mixed up the Goth with rustic glam for this Soquel, California wedding.
Both had an incredible a flair for infusing their own personal stamp on the day. In the bride's own words, here's how the Sara and Brent story went:
'It twas a late and fateful evening in the elegant 24 hour fitness sauna, when Brent first spoke to Sara. They would see each other once more before being utterly frustrated after several disappointing attempts to "run into" the other. Brent realized that Sara had provided him with just enough information to find her work email online through astute detective work (and not hours of cyber stalking) so that he might send her an email asking her to coffee a month later.
After the first date she knew this guy was different...
After a month she knew that he was her soul mate (which was a little strange because she didn't really know that she had even believed in the idea of soul mates) and yet she knew that is exactly what he was...
They were married one year,one month and seventeen days after she met the man who had exceeded all of her dreams.'

Sara's first grade students made this book, Advice for a Happy Marriage as a wedding present

With a brown gown, Sara goes Goth in this lace-up strapless gem . . .

Victoria's arm fell off minutes before the wedding

Brent's daughters.... Don't you just love their outfits?

Sara's aunt Elaine, officiated the ceremony. She's Buddhist minister's assistant.

These two images are evocative of the spirited and child-like fun this couple seem to share . . .

Cowbell competition... fighting for who would not have to dishes and take out the trash for a year.... Good friend nick's band Monsters Are Not Myths accompanying....
Morgan Bellinger of Move Photography loves shooting weddings, engagements, portraits, food, and journalism projects. She is California/Arizona based, working as a destination photographer now booking 2010 and 2011 weddings!


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