Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I love this gown. I am not sure what about it is so striking to me but I am hoping someone out there reads this post and purchases it. Plus, talk about timeless - it was beautiful 50 years ago and is still beautiful today.

If you don't love this gown, but you do love everything vintage, check out the wedding shop at

Friday, February 6, 2009

Four Reasons I love J Crew Weddings

I just got the February catalog this week and the wedding section is beautiful, it is the fresh taste of spring that I needed on this cold winter day.

Here are four reasons I love J Crew Weddings:

1) Pockets! Yes, some of their wedding gowns have pockets. How great to carry some breath mints and lip gloss without worrying about leaving your purse in the limo.

2) Bridesmaid Dresses. What is so nice is that even if your bridesmaids live all over the country they can still order their dresses in the comfort of their own home. In addition, the trend of having your wedding party in different dresses is still going strong and the J. Crew wedding collection allows you to keep your wedding party in the same color and fabric but in dresses that fit their bodies best.

3) Customer Service! J. Crew customer service cannot be beat. Whether you go into a local store or call them on the phone they will always go out of their way to accommodate you. I worked with a bride last summer who fell in love with a tie she saw on one of the grooms in Real Weddings on www.theknot.com. It turned out that that tie was from an earlier collection of J. Crew weddings and was no longer available in the stores or online. This bride called customer service and they actually went through their warehouse and found the tie for my bride.

4) Dress your groom! It is often overlooked but J. Crew has a great selection of tuxedos and suits for your groom as well as coordinating ties to coordinate with your bridesmaid dresses. PLUS, with the introduction of crewcuts, you can also dress your flower girl and ring bearer, truly one-stop-shopping!

Not convinced yet? Take a second and check them out online, just be careful not to add too many items to your cart while you are there;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Inspiration Boards

A year ago in May one of my brides introduced me to Lucky Designs, a stationery company started by one of her dear friends. Since then it has become one of my favorite studios to send brides too. I was visiting their blog today and came across an entry of one of her inspiration boards.

AWESOME! is all I have to say. Why didn't I think about that. Now, yes I do collect articles of inspiration and have them organized in a neat little folder but this is great! What is even better is that you can find Lucky Designs on facebook where all of her inspiration boards are grouped together in a photo album. What a great place for brides (and planners) to visit when brainstorming ideas for their weddings.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Yellow Finch Designs

I recently learned that one of my friends from college makes handcrafted jewelery. Just this morning, I visited her site and she is amazing. Her pieces are one of a kind works of art. What I love is that she even does work for brides and their bridal parties. Here are just a few of my favorites.

For the bride:

Something Blue!

Just Because:

And this one I might just have to buy for myself for Valentine's Day!