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Shop It!

If you keep up with this blog on a semi-regular basis then you are well aware that my fashion obsession pretty closely rivals my wedding obsession.  In addition to centerpieces, lighting, and flowers, I also spend a lot of time swooning over gowns, shoes, and jewelry.  Sometimes the styling is just so right I have to share it with anyone who will take a look!

This is one of those times.

More often than not, bridesmaids are put in colorful¬†frocks and then subdued shoes and jewelry. This look {above}¬†does the opposite and it’s fantastic! The neutral dresses have gorgeous detail, and pops of pink tie the whole outfit into the wedding palette. Do you love it?!

/As seen on Style Me Pretty/Dress ~ Love by Enzoani/Necklace ~ Murphy Jewelry/

I was inspired to put together a couple of looks with a beige core and colorful accessories:

Coral is my favorite color for this spring!
Dress | Necklace | Shoes

Necklace | Shoes | Dress


Is this something you like or do you prefer more color?

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A Day Late And 44 Cents Short

I tooooooooootally meant to do this post in time for you to take advantage of it with Valentine’s Day cards! Oops! Oh well¬†– you can take this info and put it to good use with your wedding/shower invitations.

There are cities all over with great love-themed names.¬† It’s easy to have your mail postmarked from them – just address and stamp your mail like normal, put it all in one big envelope and send it to:

Remailing (or ‘Valentine Remailing’ if you do this next year)
City, State, Zip

Here are some of my favorites:

Bliss, ID 83314
Bridal Veil, OR 97010
Heart Butte, MT 59448
Lovejoy, GA 30250
Loveland, CO 80538
Lovely, KY 41231
Loving, TX 76460
Romance, AR 72136
Romeo, CO 81148
Sugar City, ID 83448
Valentine, NE 69201

And my Number One Favorite is…..Loveville, MD 20656. Because it’s near me!¬† Would you have your invitations remailed from somewhere romantic-sounding?

See a full list of cities here.

Wedding Outfitters

MOST of you probably already know that the Urban Outfitters ¬†company (also operating Free People and Anthropologie) will debut a wedding line this coming Monday named BHLDN {pronounced “beholden”}. Well the world wide webz is all atwitter as sneak peeks were revealed today! And let me tell you, these were very generous “sneaks”! I can only imagine what is left to share with us on Valentine’s Day.

You’re probably seeing them everywhere, so I’m going to skip the wedding dresses. Instead, I’ve picked¬†a few of my favorite bridesmaids dresses, shoes, and accessories.


Do you have any favorites yet? The wedding gowns will run between $1000 and $4000 so if that’s way out of your budget….stick to loving the accessories! (like me!)

~All pictures via Aisle Dash – click on over to see about 49 more looks!~

Do It Yarnself

I am slightly embarrassed with my attempt at title humor.¬† Forgive me? It’s no secret that the writing portion of blog posts is not my strong point so just move on along¬† and get to the pictures!

Yarn poms are definitely not a new idea, and neither are yarn pom flowers.¬† I’m trying to practice my craftiness, though, so I bought two skeins of yarn and went to work! I thought the yellow ones could sorta-kinda-maybe be an alternative to Billy Balls (Craspedia) if you find yourself with more time than money in¬†your wedding planning journey.¬†

Obviously you could spend more time shaping them for a more polished look.  I really love how the white turned out though! It reminds me of cotton.

I basically followed these instructions for the pom flowers, but cut the strings down once the loops were tied.¬† Then I shaped and shaped and shaped! (Hey, if you have any ideas¬†on what I can do with tons of scrap yarn fuzz, let me know!)¬† Green floral wire was my quick stem for today’s purpose.¬†

The yarn ball flowers are just yarn wrapped around a small styrofoam form. 

For cost estimating purposes, here’s my breakdown:

Yarn ~ $2.29 per skein (you could make approximately a zillion poms out of 1 skein)
Styrofoam balls ~ $3.00 for 12
Floral Wire ~ $2.50 for 115 feet

Ta-da! What do you think? I hope you don’t hate it because they will make a cameo appearance again tomorrow in a centerpiece idea I’m working on…


Chanel and Bows

Perfect combo,  I think.

Photographer: ZZ Photography & Design | As seen on Wedding Chicks

Romantic Sole Mates

A surprise wedding + a Tiffany blue and hot pink color scheme + the perfect shoes!

Shoes by Romantic Soles, as seen on SMP

Aren’t the hearts on the bottom just darling? And at these prices, they would also
make perfect Valentine’s Day shoes!


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