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Dress of the Week – Amsale

Simple straps, clean lines, silk taffeta and that bustled skirt are what makes this Amsale gown so special this week. Although it may not be the natural standout pick (it is after all a very simple design), this simplicity is what makes it so perfect. The design is a twist on the traditional ball gown (think Cinderella) adding straps and the exquisite pleated back but keeping the sweetheart neckline and corset-like waist. Without being overstated, this is a modern version of a very traditional design. By the time Amsale was done with the finishes, it hardly resembled a ball gown but instead an elegant, modern dress for brides today… and perfect for a spring wedding!

 

Credits: Amsale

Nautical Bermuda

When I used to imagine Bermuda, I would find myself dreaming of the pink sandy beaches, turquoise water, mopeds (scooters) and pastel colored homes… Isn’t that what we all know about Bermuda?

What I never thought about was all the boats!! Bermuda is filled with marinas, docks, and boats galore which means a destination wedding in Bermuda doesn’t necessarily have to mean a beach and a pink color palette. It could also mean a very fun nautical themed wedding! The best part of this idea is that although Bermuda is my inspiration for all things this week, you can create your own nautical themed wedding practically anywhere (well, where there are boats and water of course). But seeing all the beautiful marinas and peaceful sail boats in Bermuda got me thinking about how great this island would be for a non-beach wedding. Yes, I said it, a non-beach wedding in Bermuda! My colors today are all about the nautical theme which means a lot of blue inspired by the traditional nautical blue and white stripe. So first, my inspiration? I picked a few of my favorite spots that inspired this theme + all the makings to a nautical Bermuda (or anywhere) wedding extravaganza! From the dresses (I chose two long, whimsical blue dresses for the bridesmaids), to the ultra structured wedding gown, the blue bouquet, blue wedding invites (two choices), lovely sail boat place cards (really, how amazing are these!!), some inspiring fashion selections for the groom (in the form of boat shoes) and of course a decorative cake with a navy finish. This theme is simply amazing!!!

 

 

 

   Credits: my own photo of Jews Bay, again my own photo of Jews Bay, Amsale Collection – Nadine Front, Amsale Collection – Nadine Back, Etsy, Etsy, Elizabeth Anne DesignsStyle Me Pretty, Amsale Bridesmaids Collection – G592C Pacific, Amsale Bridesmaids Collection – G688H Navy, my own photo of Tucker’s Town Bay, Bouquet, my own photo of Flatts Inlet, Place Cards

Dress of the Week – Watters

It’s Wednesday and on One to Wed that means it’s time for this weeks dress pick (keeping with the Bermuda theme of course)!! With the spirit of the island in mind, this incredible pale pink bridal gown from Watters pretty much sums it up this week. It’s perfect for a modern bride who isn’t afraid to take a fashion risk daring to stray from “the white dress”. If you’re that bride, this dress will be the piece of your wedding that will not be forgotten.

There are too many things to love about this dress but I’ll narrow it down to my top three.

1. The color!!!! Of course I’m doing everything Bermuda this week which inspired me to pick this lovely pink gown BUT all that aside, I still love the color! It is a statement and will most definitely turn heads

2.  The tulle.. sigh… the intricacy of the tulle on the bottom of this dress blends so beautifully with the simplicity of the bodice top. Enough said

3. The train. Yes, I had to save the best for last! The train in tulle gives the backside of this gown depth and character. It’s not overstated because the train really isn’t very long but it is enough to definitely steal the show…

Happy Wednesday!

 

Credits: Palm Spring by Watters

Colorful Bermuda

Need a little color for your wedding? Have black and white got you stuck in a rut? Let Bermuda serve as a bit of inspiration for your planning…

There are so many beautifully colored spots in Bermuda, in fact literally everywhere you turn, the island is painted in some bright (or light) pink, orange, blue, peach, yellow, the list goes on! The turquoise beaches, the pink sand, the candy colored houses, the lush green trees, the colors are all surreal. But of all the colorful places, for me the most inspiring was certainly Flatts Inlet (see below). Every time I think of this peaceful little nook, I imagine all of the colors that can be used so impressively in a spring wedding… this little place even makes me want to combine them all together into one big rainbow wedding palette!! For the practical bride, this may be a bit of a stretch so instead pick one color (or two if you can’t resist) and you will soon be dreaming of a wedding in color…

My colors of Bermuda were all inspired by this little inlet… and the selections? A pale green Vera Wang bridal gown, some colorful groomsmen, a pastel cake and bouquet, and lots of bridesmaid dress picks!! Enjoy!

 

Credits: My own photo of Flatts Inlet, Vera Wang Fall 2012, Vera Wang Fall 2012 (Back), Esther Louise Photography, Bouquet, Cake, AsosPhillip Lim, Asos

The Wedding Palette – Shades of Green

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m devoting all my energy to the color green today! It’s not every year that St. Patrick’s Day rolls around on a Saturday so I can only imagine how many green themes/palettes/accessories will be used to celebrate in the wedding world! Green is such an underused color it terms of, well, everything! Aside from nature, green is always overshadowed but today (and tomorrow) it takes front and center. There are so many lovely shades of green (think forest, kelly, lime, pond, hunter, jungle… you get the hint) so what better way to honor the man himself (Saint Patrick that is) than to highlight an entirely green wedding palette! When there are so many shades of green to choose from, and they blend so effortlessly together, there is really no need for any other colors (except maybe white for the bride…)

So as for the below, we’re sticking to anything and everything green with this satin bridesmaids dress which is simple and glamorous, four different bouquets (yes four… they were too special to choose only one so you can get creative and vary the shades you are using for each of your bridesmaids), two incredible table settings (in different shades of green of course), some (hopefully inspirational) ideas for a “green” ceremony and reception… these ivy colored spaces serve as incredible locations for a unique ceremony and traditional but awesome reception. And to top it off? Dessert of course! I’m bypassing the urge for an entirely green cake here so instead we’ll just add a bit of green as a dessert accessory on top of the cake…

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

 

Credits: Oscar de la Renta, My Wedding Concierge, Google, Sophie Wardman, Wild Sound FilmmakingIMG Fave, Wedding Wire, A Well Traveled WomenPinterest, Project Wedding