Amy-Jo Tatum Pop Up Shop Feb. 7-14

by Bride Chic

This time most Fridays you'll find me pumping a select indie designer or two whose work inspires me enough to share. Every so often like today I'll toot my own horn... And I have a lot to toot about! From Feburary 7th through the 14th a few of my choice designs will be featured in a pop up shop in lovely Savannah Georgia called Ivory and Beau. My love of indie boutiques and designers has been an ongoing topic on my own blog as well as this site for quite some time, so naturally I'm...

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A Blissful & Luxurious Tuscany Wedding

by Lizzy S

One of the most romantic places in the world is the Tuscany region of Italy. I can’t help but wish I had the opportunity to attend this romantic affair. Leoni and Nick, an artist and a historian, who decided to get married in a castle on the highest hilltop in Tuscany. Doesn’t get more romantic than that right?! This wedding had some DIY touches, as the bride is a painter. She painted the banners, prints, logo; she even painted her own wedding shoes by hand! Even the reception had...

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Something Blue on Your Shoe!

by Lizzy S

Having a hard time finding something blue to wear for your wedding? These ideas may inspire you to add a little blue on your shoe for your special day. Whether you are having a wedding on the beach, in a barn or simply indoors, there’s no doubt that some blue adds a burst of color as your walk down the aisle. From heels to flats to sandals - you can add blue to any type of shoe! Browse through the stunning shoes below and pin your favorite ideas to your ideabook! ...

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Unveiled

by Bride Chic

The classic veil may very well be gorgeous and the ultimate accessory in topping off a bride's look, but before making that big decision - let's look at some other options. It's no secret brides have been ditching the veil and going for special touches like cocktail hats, fresh flowers and jewels in their hair. The idea is to bring out the you that feels best--if you’d rather wear a feathered cloche down the aisle and it pairs up nicely with your gown, go for it. Don't forget to pin...

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Chic Countryside California Wedding

by Lizzy S

Tim and Jonah decided to get married in the incredible countryside at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula California. What a perfect spot to tie the knot! The view was spectacular! And to top everything off their ceremony and reception décor was flawless. This couple truly went all out on their wedding day and didn’t miss a single detail! They even incorporated their dogs into their wedding, how adorable is that? Anyone can clearly tell these two love each other unconditionally....

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Timeless & Elegant Juliet Cap Veils

by Lizzy S

A timeless classic every vintage bride should look into is the beautiful Juliet Cap Veil. This veil became extremely popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and now the veil in making a comeback. The piece itself can be worn with any bridal style from romantic to vintage or elegant to simple. Even Super model Kate Moss’s wore a lace cap veil on her wedding day! Look through the stunning veils below and don’t forget to pin your faves!

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Back to Tradition

by Bride Chic

While the bridal gown has gone through some serious redefining the past few years, classic silhouettes have found a special niche. With a few variations, the high collared gown with long sleeves and a full skirt have made a definite comeback. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? Ask yourself these questions: Is everything you touch in your everyday wardrobe timeless, refined, sophisticated? If so, consider yourself  traditional. If a Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck...

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A Breathtaking Mountain Matrimony

by Lizzy S

Is there anything more stunning than a view from the top of a mountain to the valleys below?! Virginia and Joe got married a top a mountain at the Empire Lodge in Deer Valley Park City, Utah. The bride chose this particular locationIs there anything more stunning than a view from the top of a mountain to the valleys below?! Virginia and Joe got married a top a mountain at the Empire Lodge in Deer Valley Park City, Utah. The bride chose this particular location for the venue because...

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The Beloved Mason Jar

by Lizzy S

As brides and grooms search for fun and inexpensive wedding décor – there is no question that the beloved mason jar is a contender. You can jazz the jar up to match your romantic or modern themed wedding through DIY crafts. The jar itself creates great vases for flowers or candle light holders! Browse through the images below and you might just fall in love with these ideas! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

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Delicious and Delightful Dessert Displays

by Lizzy S

A very popular area at your wedding is your dessert table. So many guests will have sweet tooth’s! Whether you choose to have pies, cake pops, just wedding cake, or a candy or s’more bar, there are many desserts to choose from. However, the display of the dessert table is always fun to plan out. Browse through the gorgeous images below and you might find a style that suits your own wedding theme! Don’t forget to pin the images you like best!  

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Cozy and Festive Holiday Inspiration

by Lizzy S

‘Tis the season for holiday festivities with friends and family, with such merry spirit it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the union of two people that are madly in love. Nothing sounds more romantic then walking down the aisle of a logged cabin with a fire burning near the altar, while you wait to say I do to the man of your dreams. Browse through the images below and notice the holly red color that enhances that holiday spirit making the snow outside feel just a little...

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Salute to the European Indie Designers

by Bride Chic

We see and hear about indie designers in the bridal industry all the time. Typically they are the trend-setters and for me they create those outside the box alternative pieces. Today we're looking at European Indies as well as peering ahead to what trend is in store for the New Year. How are these creative newbie’s giving bridal wear a whole new edge? I will let you make your own conclusions.  For me, the answer is found in the incredible fabrics and mix thereof.  Add to that...

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A Rustic Orchard Wedding

by Lizzy S

Brittany and Justin’s wedding was full of love and hand crafted details. From the distressed wood and blackboard signs, personalized décor could be found throughout the venue during their special day. To make the setting even more beautiful, their outdoor ceremony was surrounded by a stunning orchard creating a natural backdrop for the wedding photos. You can just tell how in love these two are by glancing at their pictures below. My favorite shots are of the wedding party because...

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Signature Drinks Galore!

by Lizzy S

There has been a growing trend at weddings to have a signature drink. Usually the drink is a mixture dependent on the bride and groom’s favorite libations. What a fun and unique way to serve delicious drinks for adults to enjoy! You can even toast to a long and happy marriage while your guests sip on these drinks. Check out the drink mixtures below as well as how newlyweds decided to present their drinks to their guests. Don't worry I have included some non-alcohol options as well!...

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A Day at the Winery

by Bride Chic

Today, I have something extra special that I've been waiting on pins and needles to share with you. Awhile back a few incredibly talented wedding professionals teamed up for a styled shoot at Asti Winery in Cloverdale, California. What a day we had in the wine country!  And just look at what can come from a collaborative brainstorm of ideas! For me the beauty of this shoot has to be the fusion of the rustic and elegant - fine china sitting atop a beautifully set distressed wood...

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Captivating Love in a Beautiful Abandoned Church

by Lizzy S

John and Taylor got married on a blustery winter day in Missouri. However, the cold couldn’t stop this couple from capturing magical shots throughout their big day! The couple decided to take a portion of their photos in a beautiful abandoned church to try to stay warm. This idea couldn’t have ended up any better! The shots turned out absolutely stunning! At times it was so cold when taking pictures that the photographer had asked if they could hold their breath so that the camera...

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Drapery Ideas to Stun Your Wedding Guests

by Lizzy S

Drapery is a popular way to create a luxurious setting for your reception.  From rustic to romantic themed weddings, drapery just adds a little magic to the day. Brides can choose from different textures, colors, lights, flowers, etc. The right draping can transform any simple room to an extraordinary affair. Browse through the amazing images below and you might even be inspired to use drapery in your wedding décor! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

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The Liquid Satin Dress

by Bride Chic

Today I want to focus on a totally swoonworthy fabric, perfect for long and sleek bridal gowns. It's called liquid satin.  A client recently asked me to define liquid satin and I clued her in that it is a shiny, bright, clingy, body hugging crepe satin that looks absolutely luscious in evening gown silhouettes. Tune into almost any 1930’s movie and you'll find all kinds of inspiration if your wedding dress is going this direction.  Here's a roundup of some of the best and...

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A Romantic Affair at a Grand Estate

by Lizzy S

For almost all of Kayla and Michael’s relationship they were long distance.  After hundreds of love letters, long car rides, flights and phone calls, Michael chose to pop the question.  As the couple began planning their wedding they knew they had to have some Disney influence in their decorations since that was a big part of their long distance love story. From the cake topper to the guestbook you can see the Disney inspiration. It’s great when you look through a wedding album...

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Elegant and Dreamy Wedding Trains

by Lizzy S

As you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, there is another aspect to consider: the train. Whether you want the length of your train to be long or short, dramatic or simple, there are many sizes and designs to choose from. You can go with a sweep train for comfort and dancing the night away or a cathedral train for your fairytale wedding. Here are a few ideas to inspire you when you are searching for your ideal train. Don't forget to pin your faves!

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A Picturesque Fall Country Wedding

by Lizzy S

I can’t help but smile when I browse through these wedding photos. Allyn and Mobley are madly in love with each other and their happiness translates perfectly in their photos.  Allyn and Mobley got married on a beautiful fall October day in a grand Catholic Church downtown Decorah. After the ceremony concluded, they were escorted by horse-drawn carriage to their reception venue that overlooks the breathtaking countryside. Could you imagine! This day couldn’t be anymore perfect...

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The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most definitely love! Who knows you might find the perfect gift for your perfect man. Make sure to pin your favorites!

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Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace draped over summery lightweights like chiffon and organza to create a real snow princess look! Want to go sleeveless inspite of the chill? Warm yourself up via long gloves, a fur shrug or bolero in a heavier fabric. Whether your wedding is in the next...

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A Romantic Tale of the Couple that Fell in Love at Their Venue

by Lizzy S

Rudy and Liz chose to get married in the very same venue that they first met each other. How romantic is that! The couple started working together at Elmcrest Banquets in Chicago Illinois about six years ago. Little did they know then that many years later they would be celebrating their wedding at the same location! Having their reception at the same place where their love first started only made perfect sense for them. These two are head over heels for each other! One can’t help...

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