1. Brown Mismatched Bridesmaids

    August 15, 2012

    Today’s post goes hand in hand with yesterday’s inspiration board–a vintage French country theme for a Virginia bride getting married in the fall. I love the idea of mismatched bridesmaid dresses to achieve an eclectic, vintage look, and since Modcloth is one of my favorite sources for unique dresses, that’s where I turned for this round up.

    Dresses left-right: Parkside Picnic, The Ornamentalist, Mocha Biscotti, Hazelnuts About You, Luck Wood Have It (all ModCloth) ; Comb: Etsy , Shoes: Shop Ruche 

    To bring some unity to the look, I love nude heels (perfect for any color scheme), and maybe a matching hairpiece or piece of jewelry. I thought this charming gold comb would be the perfect finishing touch for fall bridesmaids!

    Fashionistas and wedding pros–any other tips on pulling off a mismatched look?

    Love,

    Lisa



  2. Love List

    July 6, 2012

    The end is finally in sight! I have one final this Saturday, and then I’ll be down to two summer classes instead of three. Judging by how quickly June flew by, I have a feeling July will come and go in the blink of an eye as well. I’m really looking forward to some fun things I have coming up outside of school, including the opportunity to model a few wedding gowns this weekend at the Austin Brides Against Breast Cancer event! I’m so excited to support an amazing cause, and let’s face it, it’s going to be the best dress-up opportunity ever. :) Now onto some favorites from this week.

    {It’s official–a tastefully artistic dress shot is such a must! I’m in love with this shot of such an incredible dress, captured by one of my favorite photographers. By Jessica Lorren Organic Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    {Can you believe that Ross Clodfelter, the photographer of this amazing wedding, was also responsible for the graphic design elements? These save-the-date coasters are beyond adorable. By F5 Photography via 100 Layer Cake}

    {Reason number a zillion that the mismatched bridesmaid look is here to stay. So much pretty color for summer! By Lauren Fair Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    {I am absolutely loving lucite chairs at weddings, especially when they had a twist of modern to an otherwise rustic setting. And of course, flowy blush linens make everything that much better! By Steve Steinhardt Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    Anyone have fun plans this weekend? Do tell! :)

    Love,

    Lisa



  3. Love List

    May 4, 2012

    I have a great feeling about this upcoming weekend! Between Cinco de Mayo (a super big deal in Texas), and the Kentucky Derby (which I professed my love for here), I’m definitely looking forward to my first weekend of summer. My first year in Austin has exceeded my expectations, and I feel so proud of myself for a great school year. Besides the start of summer, here are some things I’m loving this week!

    {What girl doesn’t dream of being whisked away by a handsome man on a vespa someday? If that man is your groom and the vespa is your wedding getaway vehicle, then even better! So adorable :) By Alison Conklin Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    {How’s this for a Cinco de Mayo setup? That funky fabric backdrop definitely makes it. Good party-throwing tip to remember! By Click Photo Designs by Sarah Brewer via Belly Feathers Party Blog}

    {First of all, this entire bridal party is gorgeous. Second, I would love to wear any one of their mismatched dresses. Third, they are carrying flowers in vintage purses. Anyone else as jealous as I am? By Shannen Norman Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    {A last bit of derby inspiration! I loved this preppy shoot on Green Wedding Shoes, full of BHLDN gowns, bright flowers, bold stripes,a and of course, a fabulous hat or two. Be sure to check it out! By Annie Edmonds Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

    Here’s to kicking back and switching off between margaritas and mint juleps this weekend. Have a good one!

    Love,

    Lisa



  4. Snowy Vintage Michigan Wedding

    April 16, 2012

    I know it’s halfway through April, but when a winter wedding this gosh darn gorgeous comes along, there’s no way I’m waiting till November to post it! It was photographed by the lovely Kelly Sweet, the photography queen behind this pretty wedding from a few weeks ago. What I love most about this wedding, besides the snow flurry pictures, is that the bride and groom, Adrienne and Michael, pulled everything together in just a few short months, so that Adrienne’s sister could be there as matron of honor before she moved to Kenya. There’s lots more of their sweet story below, but first, take a look at their beautiful winter wedding!

    {Vendors: Photography: Kelly Sweet Photography| Ceremony venue: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary| Reception Location: Boulder Creek Golf Club- Grand Rapids| Second photographer: AJ Paschka| Flowers: the bride| Cake and desserts: the bride, along with her mother and friends| Wedding dress: Allure Bridal| Bride’s boots: Velvet Heart| Hairpieces: bride’s sister}

    From the bride: Upon getting engaged in the fall, we originally decided to plan a wedding for the late summer of 2012, but my sister and brother-in-law had been planning to move to Kenya (permanently) in early February. They would have to miss our big day if we waited that long to get married. It was very important to me to include them in some way (we considered Skype, but… it just didn’t seem right!), so in November, Mike and I started toying with the idea of whether or not it would be possible for us to get married in January. The phone call to my sister to tell her the news and ask her to stand with me as my matron of honor was joyfully tearful. I felt so relieved to know that they wouldn’t have to be left out of this meaningful day.

    In fact, my sister is responsible for a huge amount of the homemade details that garnished our wedding. Everything from the fabric flowers worn in our hair and scattered on the tables, to the guest book (yes, it was handmade… ridiculous, I know)! My mom is also known for her creativity and energy, so she took all of my little ideas to the next level. My lovely bridesmaids chose their dresses (gray) and helped me bake biscotti for wedding favors. I created the flower arrangements with flowers from Costco. Mike printed off the place cards and programs. The list goes on and on with all of the things we found and borrowed (on short-notice, too!).

    As cliche as it sounds, the wedding was truly beautiful beyond what we could have ever imagined. Maybe it was because we didn’t have time to fuss over getting every little detail perfect, but I’m willing to bet that everything felt right and good because we were surrounded by ALL of the people we love so dearly.

    Thank you so much to Kelly for sharing yet another gorgeous wedding with Something Pretty, and to Adrienne for sharing the story behind it all!

    Love,

    Lisa

     



  5. Love List

    February 3, 2012

    Thank the good Lord it’s Friday! It’s been a bit of a stressful week over here, but a few things have made it much better, including some new recipes (Smitten Kitchen’s ratatouille and Forgiving Martha’s vegan penne alfredo), working on fun projects for my wonderful internship, websites that are making my transition to Photoshop infinitely easier and more fun (namely Pugly Pixel), and the anniversary issue of Matchbook Magazine. I’m feeling thankful for the “blogosphere” right now, to say the least. Here are a few more delightfully colorful reasons why.

    {I just love this sweet bouquet! It’s equal parts classic and whimsical–perfect for a 2012 bride. Picture by Alissa Ferullo Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    {I couldn’t bring myself to crop this image that saved directly from 100 Layer Cake. I was originally drawn to the bridesmaids in their fabulous print dresses, but doesn’t the whole thing look gorgeous together? I love billy balls, and that picture of the bride flipping through the Bible while looking amazing in her Sarah Seven dress is so beautiful. Pictures by Gucio Photography via 100 Layer Cake}

    {This might be one of my favorite cakes ever. I love cakes that are simple for the most part, but with some extra-special embellishment, and this beauty fits the bill perfectly. Picture by Patrick Moyer via The Wedding Chicks}

    {Mismatched bridesmaid shoes might be even more popular than mismatched dresses, and I think it’s a trend that’s here to stay…hopefully forever :) Picture by Harrison Studio via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

    Have a great, relaxing weekend!

    Love,

    Lisa