Monthly Archives: April 2011

Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Tribal

April 12, 2011

The tribal trend can be a unique and beautiful look with the use of bold prints, natural materials and vibrant colors. It was popular last year and is back again with flowing dresses,  precious metals and so much more.

If you’re looking to do something different, this is a great alternative for a casual, destination wedding. (Think rehearsal dinner looks or bridesmaid dresses with sandals!)  These photos are just a hint of what you’ll be seeing all summer long!

– candice

Photo Credits:

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Embellished Neck Tribal Maxi featured in Primark Campaign via The Virtual Stylist Blog | Feather Earrings by Cloud9 Jewels via Etsy

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Color Study II Locket by Verabel via Etsy | Tribal Wrap Bangle via Free People | Vintage Tribal Print Tapestry Purse by sheHEARTSvintage via Etsy

Handmade Bohemian Crochet Barefoot Sandals by Could9 Jewels via Esty

Style File

Classic Finds: Rain Gear

April 11, 2011

April showers bring May flowers, so why not be prepared for a little rain on your wedding day for these adorable rain accessories! Embrace the weather – matching rain boots make cute bridal party accessories and unique umbrellas make for memorable bride and groom portraits. Plus, it’s good luck!


row 1: Stephanie Williams Photography Blog | Vintage Ruffle Umbrella via Valley & Co.
row 2: Vivienne Westwood Tuxedo Boots via I Don’t Like Mondays |  Cramer Photo via The Bride’s Cafe

Real Wedding Features

Hilary and Jeffrey

April 7, 2011

WEDDING DATE: May 1, 2010
LOCATION: Topeka, Kansas
CEREMONY: Private Residence
RECEPTION: Topeka Country Club
PHOTOGRAPHER: Brian Goodman and Suzanne Hitt
FLOWERS: Porterfield’s
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: Stephanie Valley and Jeanne Hoferer
GOWN: Alfred Angelo
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Ralph Lauren

HILARY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: Honoring tradition was a theme of our celebration – I wore my Mother’s wedding veil from 1972 and red heels under my dress, which is a tradition my grandmother started at her wedding 68 years ago.

HILARY’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My sister handmade us a wooden box for a “Love Letter Ceremony” to be performed before the vows we wrote. A few weeks before the wedding, we took time to each write a letter to one another, expressing our thoughts about our reasons for falling in love and our hopes and dreams for the future. We did not read what the other had written, and during the ceremony our parents each nailed a corner of the box shut, and Jeff and I nailed the last two. The box will be opened on our 5th wedding anniversary. This was the perfect ritual to remind us of our wedding day and our intention to love and cherish each other in good times and bad for as long as we live.

STATIONERY: Love Logo #21 Wedding Invitation and Response Set
WHY DID HILARY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: We fell in love with the monogram and crown combo! It reminded us of a family crest, which was special since we were creating a new family together!

What a beautiful couple! Congrats Hilary and Jeffrey – thank for sharing your special day!

– gia

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All wedding photos © Brian Goodman and Suzanne Hitt
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery