{Bridal Fashion} : Martina Liana

Martina Liana is global glamour for bridal couture. They design beautiful dresses that will make you walk down the aisle with a feeling of royalty. With an innate attention to detail, you will find poetic nuances through exquisite design. Using luxurious fabrics such as Silk Satins, Soft Italian Metallics, Silk Organzas, Deluxe Dupioni's, Silk Taffetas and Angel Satins adorned with Swarovski Crystal and Diamante embellishments.
The best part? If you're in the 915, you are so lucky my friend. Thanks to Ella Blu, you would be able to enjoy these gorgeous dresses live rocking the runways of The Wedding Show : The Ultimate in Bridal 2011 on October 2 at Grace Gardens. Hope to see you there!
The following numbers are as beautiful in the front as they are in the back.
Do you remember this one? I posted it as The Dress of The Week a couple of months back.
If the day of your wedding you are planning to change into a second dress (LWD) at the end of the evening, check the following two styles. These dresses come in a long and short version to help you keep a cohesive appearance on your two bridal looks.

These dresses come strapless and non-strapless. I personally like the one-shoulder gowns better. What about you?
The following dresses are some of my favorites of Martina Liana. Now, if you are into pocket wedding dresses, take a look at these elegant, yet sleek gown.
Image sources: The Knot Australia, Wedding Inspirasi, Martina Liana


When I added this tea gown to the 2012 collection it was purely for the love of Chantilly lace.  Delicate and feminine, for me lace says vintage and bridal all at once.  The rest of the gown is Shantung and China silk accented at the waist with a sash of gray silk satin.  There was a time women changed into these gorgeous frocks for afternoon tea, sometimes inviting friends in.  Ah, weren't those the days . . .? 

Dress of The Week


Hey Miemie

We couldn't wait to introduce you to these beautiful wool felt ring pillows, sweet bird cake toppers and accessories by Hey Miemie. We especially love the ring pillows featuring handmade wool felt flowers, leaves and butterflies, available in a variety of colors. The ring pillows are offered in a range of designs and can be custom made to match your event palette. We've posted images of a few of our favorite Hey Miemie creations below, but be sure to visit the Hey Miemie Etsy shop to see more.



For me the beauty of fall is in the changing colors, warming to ambers and ochres. Bride or guest you have a wide range of color combinations to play with and essentials to explore.  Here are some of my faves . . .

Top and second row: Head pieces from Moth and Bay Leaf

Third Row: Autumn Leaves Clutch from Atelier Edyta Loukia

Fourth Row: Magical Evening Earrings: Divina Locura

Fifth and Sixth Row: Chantilly Lace Tutu Skirt by Tutu Chic

Seventh Row: Jazz in Autumn Maxi Chiffon Dress by In June

Eighth Row: Olivian Rosary Necklace by Mona Abraham


Metallic Cakes

Luxurious details of gold or silver on cakes are not new to weddings. But, what I'm obsess with lately are those cakes that are totally cover by a shinny layer of silver or gold, just like these..

Photo credits: First cake, second row left,second row rightthird row left, fourth row leftforth row right

StudioWed Nashville ~ Sleep Tight Foundation Celebration


{Real Weddings} : Kara + Will by Kristen Swanson

If ever there was a perfect intimate, outdoor wedding, this surely would be it. This backyard soiree was designed by the loveliest of lovelies bride, Kara from Kara’s Bridal. And the best part? There are so many steal-worthy diy details. And the photographs that Kristen Swanson snapped…well, they are little works of art. From the sweet table arrangements to the perfectly perfect wedding cake, I am madly, hopelessly, crazy in love with this charming wedding. My favorite photo? When the bride and groom jump in the pool… priceless!

From the bride... "Will and I had a very small and intimate backyard ceremony with close friends and family. Followed by some amazing food and then a dip in the pool.

As a wedding planner for 7 years and a boutique owner for a year, I love everything about weddings. But I never dreamed about anything big or over the top for myself. When I started planning my wedding it all came very easy; we planned it in 3 months. The dress was the first thing, which I got from my store; Kara's Bridal. I love the black flower accents, I think it was perfect for my backyard wedding.

The setting was my mom's backyard, located on the west side with a great view of the mountains. Our amazing photographer; Kristen Swanson, was able to capture some gorgeous shots of us with the beautiful mountains in the background. Long tables were set for dinner, with lots of candles and petite flower arrangements. To give the wedding a more elegant feel, I draped the entire patio with a crushed chiffon fabric. One of my favorite things was my "pop of pink" bouquet; a gift from the very talented Laura Carrillo

To end the evening Will and I decided to take a dip in the pool; dress and all! It made for some of our favorite pictures and a special moment we will always remember"

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