Sunday Inspiration
Happy Halloween and may you draw inspiration from this lovely board by Brancorprata over at SMP STyle Circle that is not only apropos for this holiday but source of ideas for the rest of autumn.  Check out Brancorprata's blog as well.  Lots of great stuff . . .


fall wedding
How apropos for this weekend. Autumn has arrived with all the rustic beauty that goes with it. From the deep reds and burgundies of the floral arrangement to a Japanese Maple turning that November shade of orange, this medley of images reminds us we are indeed here once more. Thanks to Sarah over at SMP Style Circle for inspiring us with this board.  Check out her blog, The Green Dandelion, for a real bit of awesome in the sphere of floral design . . .

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ On the List

During the month of October, add these wonderful items to your bridal registry to help support Breast Cancer Awareness. From decor to cleaning and cooking, there are a number of products this month that are donating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer research. Add a little bit of pink to your life and support the cause!

Smile with the Canon Camera Pack! Canon is fighting breast cancer through the sale of its special-edition bundle kits. Each kit includes a pink PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELP camera, a pink SELPHY CP760 compact photo printer, a pink ribbon charm, and a Mammography Reminder Magnet. In the month of October, Canon will donate $150,000 to the American Cancer Society. Available in retail stores nationwide.

Pick up the Dyson D16 Pink with its lightweight design and powerful suction, its the perfect cleaning companion. The sale of each Dyson DC16 Pink $10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Add a little splash of color to your kitchen with the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Artisan Stand Mixer Pink. For every KitchenAid Cook for the Cure product sold and registered, KitchenAid will donate $50 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Drink for a cure with Riedel's new Pink CrescendO, a set of 4 limited edition pink glasses specifically created to to benefit the organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Riedel Crystal will donate 15% of sales of each CrescendO set to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Decorate your home with this beautiful woven rug in shades of pink from Company C. Karen's Rug in Pink was created to support breast cancer awareness, research and education. 20% of all sales of Karen's Rug will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

These pink bright and colorful patterned coasters are perfect for a party at the house. The four cork back laminated coasters come packaged in a cello box and Spoonsisters will donate 10% of the retail sale of this product to breast cancer charities.

This compact two-wheel carry-on is ideal for those who travel internationally and domestically. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Tumi has created a special pink edition of this style with 20% of the proceeds of the purchase price of this item will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer research.

Blissful Wishes Ball Giveaway!

The Blissful Wishes Ball is a gala celebration to benefit the Carolinas Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances. We're so proud to support this amazing organization and during the past few weeks, we've been talking about the wonderful things Wish Upon A Wedding does and the ways in which you can help. We know everyone likes a glittering, get-dressed-up gala event, so we've partnered with the Carolinas Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding for a fantastic giveaway! We have three pairs of tickets to give away to next month's Blissful Wishes Ball in Charlotte, NC at the beautiful new Charlotte Ritz-Carlton on November 12th.

To win a pair of tickets to the Blissful Wishes Ball, leave a comment on this post telling us how you are moved by the mission of Wish Upon A Wedding and how it inspires you. We'll randomly draw three winners from all the comments and announce the winners next Friday, November 5th at noon. Good Luck!

For more information about Wish Upon A Wedding and to find out how you can help, visit the Wish Upon A Wedding website. To RSVP and to purchase tickets for the Blissful Wishes Ball, visit the event site. We'll see you there!


Real Wedding ~ Sidney and William

With a wedding date that falls on Hallows' eve, Sidney and William infused a little trick-or-treat spirit into their Rosemary Beach wedding, photographed by Rae Leytham Photography, making it the perfect wedding to feature as we head into the Halloween weekend! Sidney looked beautiful in her mermaid silhouette gown with sweetheart neckline and gently ruched detailing. She accessorized with a big floral hair fascinator and birdcage veil that were the perfect compliments to her sleek gown. William wore a tailored khaki suit with white button down, chocolate tie and fern curl boutonniere. With white garden chairs nestled on the beach and a bamboo canopy draped with muted khaki linens framing the ocean views, Sidney walked down the beach aisle with her father carrying a gorgeous bouquet of soft pink and white mixed blooms. Framed by the canopy and two large ferns on either side of them, Sidney and William exchanged vows with a stunning ocean backdrop.

Designed in a pretty palette of chocolate brown and soft pinks the couple's large tented reception looked spectacular. Chocolate pintuck linens draped over the round guest tables, while linen napkins at each place setting in a soft pink hue added a nice contrast to the table. Celestine's Weddings created branched centerpieces of curly willow and small white blooms. Small vases filled with rocks and water featured floating candlelight on the tables, while large round pendents adorned the all white tented ceiling. Adding a little bit of trick-or-treat fun to the decor a candy buffet filled with Halloween treats of candy corn and pumpkin peeps was displayed at the reception and decorated with a haunted house and pumpkin painted with the couple's custom monogram design. Confections on the Coast created Sidney and William's magnificent wedding cake that featured four different patterned tiers in the chocolate, white and soft pink palette adorned with the couple's monogram. Don't miss a single detail of Sidney and William's Halloween wedding, including the candy apple favors and spectacular sunset images on the beach. To see more of Sidney and William's Fall nuptials, visit the Rae Leytham Photography blog!

Photography: Rae Leytham Photography. Wedding Coordinator: It's A Shore Thing. Makeup: Two Fishes Artistry. Caterer and Florist: Celestine's Weddings. Cake: Confections on the Coast.



More brides are opting for something borrowed from the romance of the ballet---head wreath, swan cap, full ballgown skirt in tulle . . .Tutus offer the versatility of being worn after the wedding. These by Lunitique Boutique show off tulle in two lengths, short and to-the-knee.

Lunatique Boutique also features stunning handmade designer hair accessories, hats, and beautiful decor  items like this stunning flower necklace.

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Real Wedding ~ Amy and Matt

We absolutely love Amy and Matt's colorful Southern affair in Austin, TX photographed by The Nichols and produced by Suzanne Court Catering & Events. Designed in a palette of raspberry pink, fuchsia, orange and coral, the colors culminated into a vibrant burst of color in every element from the bridesmaid's dresses to the cake. Amy looked pretty in a classic A-line gown with sweetheart neckline and floral embroidered embellishment at the waist. She accessorized with a lace trimmed veil and a sparkling pair of gold heels. Her bridesmaids wore cocktail dresses in raspberry pink with alternating necklines of strapless and tuxedo, while carrying sunkist orange bouquets of tulips, chrysanthemums and roses. Matt and his groomsmen wore khaki trousers, white button downs and navy blazers paired with ties and boutonnieres to match the bridesmaids. The ceremony took place outside beneath the trees that were adorned with hanging white paper lanterns and ribbon treatments in the cheery palette framing the happy couple as they exchanged vows.

Outside the cocktail hour was set with white padded lounge seating adorned with pillows in pinks and oranges. Cocktail tables were situated around the patio draped in a muted olive hue with table runners in raspberry pink. Long exposed light wood tables with linen table runners at the base and iridescent orange fabric on top provided additional seating. Fabian Salcedo created a variety of unique centerpieces in the event palette from small wooden boxed arrangements of chrysanthemums, roses and branches adorned with fuchsia orchids to potted arrangements of hydrangea, cherry brandy roses and sprigs of fuchsia orchids. Cocktails were served out of glass drink dispensers with pretty signage wrapped around each vessel. Inside Mercury Hall the colorful palette was toned down by using khaki as the base. Round tables were situated around the hall and covered in khaki linens and paired with deep chocolate brown chivari chairs bringing focus to the vibrant centerpieces that featured both a tall branched design and small low arrangement of a variety of blooms. Simon Lee Bakery created the couples fabulous cake with four tiers embellished with polka dots in the event palette that trickled up to the top tier that was dressed with a plaque of the couple's names and a black iron cake topper. Don't miss a single detail of the couple's gorgeous reception including the pretty signage and Amy's flirty little reception frock. To see more of Amy and Matt's Texas wedding, visit The Nichols blog!

The Nichols. Venue: Mercury Hall. Hair: Jessica Hershey and Krisha Collins. Makeup: Mandy Morrison. Florist: Fabian Salcedo for Flowers by Fabian. Stationery and Paper Goods: Catbird Paper. Catering and Event Design: Suzanne Court Catering & Events. Lighting: Ilios Lighting. Cake: Simon Lee Bakery. Cupcakes: Delish. Ceremony Music: Jasmine Speer. Jazz Ensemble: Christine Butterfield. Band: Suede.



Love showing off some decolletage?  Low necklines can be so flattering and in my opinion look good on most women, no matter how large or scarcely defined the bosom is.  Fit is key here so finding the right alterations specialist is important.  If you have your gown custom made the fit is built into the gown; gowns ordered through a salon go through alterations once delivered . . .
The Square Neckline-One of my personal favorites, conveying a real open look, square necks look great on ballgown and A-line silhouettes.
The Round Neckline- Curved neckline showing some decolletage but not quite as low as a scoop. 

The Scoop Neckline-Lower and more open than the round neckline
  The V Neckline-Though wider cut and more open than most, this V points down and up like the letter it is named after.
The Off-the-Shoulder and Portrait Neckline-
Both necklines are similar and extend horizontally across the collar area and either sit slightly above or below the shoulders.

E Session ~ Sara and John

When it comes to unique settings for engagement sessions, we have to say Ash Imagery photographer Michael has it down pat and Sara and John's session was no exception. Photographed at the spectacular Grounds For Sculpture a 35-acre public sculpture park in located in Hamilton, NJ the setting provided for some truly stunning images. Dressed in a chic black cocktail dress and sparkling silver heels Sara looked gorgeous alongside her handsome groom John as they took image after image on the grounds. For more images of Sara and John's gorgeous engagement session, visit the Ash Imagery blog!


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