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A Tuscan Inspired Affair

Tuscany…sigh. Should I repeat myself?

Tuscany… sigh… Really though, Tuscany is worthy of two sighs and I can’t think of a more magical wedding than one here. The romance, beauty and grandeur that Tuscany exudes is breathtaking and you really couldn’t find a more scenic spot for your wedding than the rolling hills of the Chianti wine country in central Italy.

So what if you weren’t planning on a destination wedding? Well I wasn’t expecting you to book a flight straight to Florence so instead, you can always find the perfect elements to make your wedding at home feel as though you’ve been transported to Italy. How so you may ask? There are plenty of vineyards that aren’t quite so well known as those here in Tuscany; places that you would never expect but can offer such a remarkable backdrop for your Tuscan inspired wedding. I love the idea of hosting the reception at a “Tuscany-esque” villa like the one below (which happens to be nestled just outside of Montepulciano, Italy). This villa, Poggio Piglia, is a remarkable guest house in southeast Tuscany and the most perfect inspiration for your reception pick. Large stone buildings surrounded by lush landscape defines Tuscany and could be surprisingly easy to find here in your backyard. Use décor to emphasize the Tuscan atmosphere (see table setting below); the use of crisp white linen paired with romantic gold chairs and a chandelier brings the elegance of Tuscany to your very own table. Finally don’t underestimate your fashion choices. Black is the perfect color for the wedding party; both sleek and romantic it exudes the Italian passion. An exquisite lace wedding dress like the one below from Justin Alexander is romantic and whimsical and will transport you to your very own Tuscan destination wedding (in the backyard of course…)

 

Credits: my own photo of Poggio Piglia, Style Me PrettyPinterest, Justin Alexander, my own photo of Chianti wine country, Belsoie by Jasmine, Martha Stewart Weddings, my own photo of a vineyard in Chiani, Tuscany

The Wedding Palette – The Beauty of Neon

Be prepared to see a lot of Neon this spring!! Not only have neon colors plunged into the world of high fashion but they are practically everywhere from boutique store fronts to city streets. And that just means if you haven’t seen them at your best friends wedding yet…prepare to! Weddings are the perfect occasion for the bride and groom to show a bit of themselves through the venue they choose, to the ceremony location, the food selection and of course their color palette. And given that Spring is just around the corner, and neon is clearly this springs fashion trend, I can’t think of a better idea than to incorporate a little neon into your wedding.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting choosing an entirely neon color palette! In fact if you are picking more than a few neon “pops” of color in only an 8 or so hour time frame (think ceremony + reception) then you may only end up blinding your friends and family (neon colors are known for being bright!) What I am suggesting is to incorporate your favorite neon colors (one or two) into your wedding and color scheme.

So my favorite neon inspired wedding ideas? I LOVE the idea of a bright bridesmaid dress (see below). If you have big wedding party then you may want to think twice, but for only a few bridesmaids this could be the perfect pop of color that every wedding desperately needs. If a yellow dress palette is too much for you to swallow how about combining dress colors? Match the bright yellow with a paler compliment to neutralize the palette a bit (check out the incredible yellow and white + pink combination below). Now if you aren’t looking for the “public” splash of color, how about a pair of neon heels that only you need to see and love! You can also add color with your choice of bouquet, the way you accessorize the bridesmaids (I love these pink and yellow earrings as a bridesmaid gift and a wedding accessory). Or you can incorporate color into your reception… Use it to brighten an all white room or dress up your table setting.

And to think… I bet you didn’t even like neon before this!

 

 

Credits: In the City with Crystalin, Christian LouboutinChristian Louboutin, Etsy, Leif Shop, Etsy, Dismount Creative, Design SpongeRefinery29, Note to Sarah, Tages Anzeiger

I Dream of Cream

Call it what you will…Champagne, Ecru, Camel, Khaki, Sand, Tan, Taupe

Today I’m dreaming of cream! For the traditionalist, you are set on white. For the modernist, you are thinking pink. How about if you want to put a spin on the old, but you’re not ready to take the “color plunge” (think bright bold wedding fashion). Well, you guessed it, the answer is cream!

The beauty of cream?  (sigh)

Well to begin with, cream is perfect for any season (yes, all you naysayers that means winter too… think creamy winter furs). Next up, it’s so neutral that it can be used as an elegant monochromatic wedding theme (with a few flashes of color of course) or as an alternative it can be used as a statement piece (yes, statement piece) for your perfect wedding dress not because it’s boring but because its different. This makes it even more special!

So today I’m picking cream bridal gowns, cream bouquets, and of course cream dresses for the lovely maids.. I promise, cream will make your wedding complete. Enjoy!

 

Credits: Natalia Misslin, Pinterest, Matthew Robins DesignPinterestBadgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Top Shop, BHLDN, Etsy