As we make our way toward the holiday season, I have to get all of my non-holiday wedding musings out before we start our very first countdown to Christmas (wedding style)! So that means today, no season related wedding thoughts here… straight country style! In fact trending country style! Now I use “trend alert” lightly here because I realize that glorious wedding cowboy boots are not even close to a new trend and nowhere near going out of style… but in my world that means it’s still trending!
So today we’re going there.. examining wedding cowboy boots and how awesome they are! And this is coming from someone who normally lacks major country style! So why the cowboy boot as a part of your big day? Well for one I bet they’re more comfy than your 4 inch heel alternative. For two, they make really fun pictures, and for three, well they’re different right? You don’t have to be country to love this style because after all they are hidden… so here’s your chance to get crazy. Maybe even pick a loud color, vintage pattern or crazy design?
I know I always say this but I love when I almost convince myself to dream of things like having a destination wedding in Paris, or wearing a crazy organza avant-garde wedding gown, or many of the other things that I write about but would never imagine myself doing at my own someday wedding! And today, here we go again… I’m not really a decisive color person. Black is sadly my favorite but I have a soft spot for deep blue and bright orange in home decor and I really like bright colored dresses (but not shirts) so when it comes to the wedding palette, I’m all over the map… and I imagine I’m not the only one who just can’t nail down some color choices.
As you go back and forth between your options, may I suggest you consider one that isn’t really too popular in the wedding circuit but boy is it beautiful! So much that I think I’ve done it again! I’ve sold myself on the blue-grey wedding color palette! As always, with our wedding palettes these are meant to be our own version of the traditional inspiration board; I like to combine different elements of a wedding that are all easy enough to replicate for any bride to be. I’m loving our picks to take us into the weekend and hopefully convince you all how wonderful this palette can be! Some of my favorites… the handcrafted blue-grey wedding invites (third photo), my top choice for a wedding dessert, the macaroon – in a blue-grey tint (sixth photo), a pearl necklace with a little something blue (second photo), an uber-artsy pale blue headpiece (forth photo), blue-grey nail polish for the bride (eleventh photo) and my very favorite… the never-do-you-see-at-a-wedding blue-grey bow tie (thirteenth photo). The beauties of the blue-grey wedding palette.. anddddd onto the weekend! Enjoy
Well with the cold weather coming our way and it being only Thursday, it’s time for a bit of sun to get us through to the weekend.. A lot of times we hear about destination wedding locations but today I wanted to highlight some ideas inspired by the lovely little city of Key West – this time I’m not necessarily suggesting to make it a destination wedding; it’s more about the ideas. And when I think Key West I think pretty colors (pinks mainly), bright blue skies with a hint of old world charm so that’s what’s inspiring me today..
I’m so back to “the back” today with this week’s dress pick and it’s this dress that totally won me over! I love it when I can find a gown that looks more like a piece of art than just a dress and the gowns by Australia’s Anna Campbell do just that. Beyond the artistic elements of this gown (and there are many that I will get to), let me begin by saying even the skirt and overall silhouette is beautiful! I love the lace overlay and how perfectly the skirt seems to fall into the ground leaving only that awesome train! But back to the art… can we talk about the details of the straps and back? Not only is this one of the most unique patterns I’ve seen, it’s also one of the most unique designs.. I mean, who pulls off a back like that? When it comes to weddings, many designers go mainstream, but it’s when you find an incredible gown like this that you do a double take and really appreciate the art of fashion and dressmaking.
With my favorite season practically knocking the door down I get more excited everyday for tons of fabulously pretty winter wedding ideas. We already kicked off the winter season here a few weeks ago with a winter post here and there but when I heard Christmas music today in the drug store I practically died and went to winter wedding blogging heaven! So with one of my all-time favorite underused wedding topics, decisions, and unfortunately yes, blog posts too, I present lots of love for winter wedding boutonniere picks for your handsome groom and of course his dashing groomsmen.
So without too much blabbing on and on today, I’ll leave it to you visual lovers out there to just enjoy what you can do with the winter wedding floral palette. There are endless options and no it doesn’t have to be all red or green (although I’m definitely not opposed to the awesome red berries (first, third, last photos), or on the topic of berries, blueberries can work as well (ninth photo) but what I love most about the winter wedding boutonniere is that it’s a lovely way to express a little creativity for the groom and his men while adding a hint of winter charm without going overboard…