Real Brides: Kateri wearing Kristine

March 23rd, 2012 – Comment

Happy Friday, lovelies! Another beautiful bride wearing one of our favorite gowns, Kristine. This dress is trully so versatile – it can be bohemian, casual, formal, 20′s flapper or beachy chic – how you wear it is up to you.

From the bride, Kateri;

“The ceremony took place in one of the pastures, and was originally supposed to be open air. After checking the forecast several days before the wedding, we made the decision to rent a small tent for the area. It rained on our day, so that was one of the best last-minute decisions we made. We had tons of ivory candles in mason jars along the aisle and throughout and it felt really cozy and sweet under the tent surrounded by the people we love. We borrowed an antique carriage, that was basically falling apart, from an adorable old farmer and used it as a backdrop. Our friend played acoustic guitar. We had an amazing woman as our officiant who included our family and friends in the service. It all felt so personal and so warm.”

Head over to Ruffled to read all about it!

 

Rhode Island Backyard wedding
 

 

Rhode Island Backyard wedding

Rhode Island wedding

Rhode Island wedding

Wedding vendors (Rhode Island):

Venue: Bride and groom’s home / Wedding photographer: agaimages / Wedding flowers: Weed Weavers / Band:Equinox / Wedding gown: Claire Pettibone, purchased at Bella Bride / Wedding catering: West’s Bakery / Bride’s earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s shirt and tie: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Urban Outfitters / Flower Girl Dresses: dressbabybeautiful / Ring Bearer’s shirts: Land’s End / Wedding invitations: Lucky Luxe

 

 

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Events: Trunkshow at our Flagship Salon!

March 6th, 2012 – Comment

I know I may be a bit biased, but I really have the best brides! Smart, interesting, gorgeous women you want to be friends with. It’s a joy to help them select the gown that flatters in the best possible way, and also captures the essence of who they are, and celebrates this amazing love they have found. Thank you to all our wonderful brides-to-be who visited our Flagship Salon Trunk Show this weekend, it was such a pleasure getting to know you all! To make our weekend even more special, some fabulous local vendors joined in the fun!

Peony and Plum created these sweet and lovely glass bud vases wrapped in an assortment of fabrics and laces. A simple way to add lots of charm. As for the bridal bouquet, take your pick of pinks and deep plums, or perhaps ivory and gold, an unexpected combination of formality and rambling cascades keeps it relaxed and lovely as a French garden.

Beautiful and de-licious mini bite-sized treats from Cupcakes Couture MB pack all the punch of the full sized, but allow you to try every flavor! My personal fav has to be 24K Ginger, but the Strawberry Shortcake was probably the crowd pleaser! Everyone agreed, they were ALL worth the calories! And the floral full size cupcakes (works of art), will rival any cake and make a truly breath-taking display.

What a great concept: do good while gettin’ your party on! One Hope Wine offers a fabulous way to entertain your guests with a selection of wonderful California wines with a portion of sales donated to your favorite charity…truly a guilt-free way to celebrate!

 

After a lovely conversation and a few sniffs and tests, Ka-mil-yin nailed it! I wanted a scent to capture the essence of my Beau Monde collection…imagine strolling through a rambling garden in the French countryside…that feeling of decadent relaxation takes over, the orange blossoms and lavender are wafting on the warm breeze, and we’re having a glass of wine at four o’clock in the afternoon…ahhh, life is good!

 

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Events: Trunk Show at our Beverly Hills Flagship Salon

February 23rd, 2012 – Comment

NEXT WEEKEND March 2nd & 3rd!

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been spending a bit more time at my Flagship Salon lately…training the lovely Erica, doing a bit of sprucing up, and keeping in touch with my ever-amazing, gorgeous brides!

The first weekend in March we’re all in for an extra special treat…make that treats!!! It’s Trunk Show time, so yes, the entire collection will be here, but to add even more loveliness, we have beautiful flowers, scrumptious sweets, and custom scents! I’m putting the finishing touches on our signature Beau Monde fragrance that you will all receive, along with the opportunity to design your own! Plus, we just had One Hope Wine say they want to join us with sparkling wine for all, so now we can really get our party started!

Appointments are booking fast for Friday and Saturday, and we will open a Sunday wait list if needed, so please give us a call and enjoy some extra treats while you select your dream dress! 310-360-6268

 

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Real Brides: Amy in Queen Anne’s Lace

February 17th, 2012 – 1 Comment

From the bride:

“I saw Some of Claire Pettibone’s designs in various wedding magazines.  Her dresses were the only ones that felt like ‘me’. 

I loved the vintage ethereal vibe of her designs.  I tried on about 5 of her dresses, but Queen Anne’s Lace was definitely the one. I brought my older daughter Halyley {12} and my 3 ‘unofficial’ bridesmaids with me, who confirmed what I already knew - this was my dress.

Blackburn Bridal Couture was the only shop I went to for a fitting.  Once you find your dress, you know, and it would have been pointless to continue looking….”

Head ove to Love My Dress for more beauty!

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Musings: New York Public Library Project by Christian Oth, Matthew Robbins + Jackie Weppner

February 6th, 2012 – 1 Comment

So exited to share these truly inspiring images from incredibly talented  Christian Oth, Matthew Robbins and Jackie Weppner with my brides! Iridessa, Flora, and Nightingale were some of the dresses shot by the talented crew:

Continue on to Style Me Pretty for more amazing images and some behind scenes shots from the shoot!

 

 

 

 

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