There is much beauty in the Augusta Jones line of wedding dresses. Their style is defined by contemporary clean lines with a twist. The company was started in 1999 by Charlotte Leung. She was born in Denmark to a Danish mother and British Chinese father and she divides her time living and working between London and Hong Kong. Her dresses are magnificent. It was hard to choose between her gorgeous designs but here are my favorites (the second one is my absolute fav):
I really love the see flower girls in a less frou frou dress whenever possible. I think that little girls should look like little girls. Not mini replicas of the bride. So I really love these dainty beauties from Papo d'Anjo.
Nic and Kimera Design are at it again... It's their second Stationery & Skirts Event! This weekend, they're back! Saturday, May 31st, and Sunday, June 1st. Stop on by and join them for champagne, coffee, treats, and more! Get more information on her blog, Nic Events
Got an email a few days ago from the folks over at Perfect Details. There have been some major updates going on over there. Perfect Details is definitely one of my favorites stores to recommend because they always seem to find the "perfect" thing (sorry for the pun). They did not disappoint. Check it out for yourself at Perfect Details. Here are my favs:
You all know that I adore Colin Cowie. He is the man. So of course, I love everything from his new line on HSN.com. Here are some wonderful little items that might add something special to your reception. The etched hurricane lamp is my favorite.
Who knew that the lingerie giant wants a piece of the bridal action. Well, here you have it. Victoria's Secret's venture into the land of bridesmaids dresses. Check it our for yourself at Victoria's Secret.com but only if you can handle your bridesmaids looking hot! Otherwise, you should just pass on it.
Here’s the long awaited book review that I have promised. In our latest review, we take a look at Maria McBride’s new book, Party Basics for New Nesters. Can I just say that I love it! It is not only perfect for newlyweds but it is a wonderful book for anyone. Each book’s chapter focuses on one holiday celebration including New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day, and believe or not, Earth Day – just to name a few.
The beginning of the book focuses on the basics that you absolutely have to have to pull off the perfect get together. These basics include invitations, flowers, candles, barware, drinks, table settings information, and what to keep in your pantry/frig. Narrowing it down to these simple pieces really helps you to keep it all under control. Otherwise, the idea of throwing a party can quickly become overwhelming.
Once you check the basics off your list, McBride delves right into planning ideas for each holiday party. For example, for your New Year’s Party, she suggests creating caviar shooters! She gives you the recipe and an amazing picture of what it should look like. I love her flower cubes idea in her Spring Fling party section and the mini-aquariums in the Flag Day party section. These are so imaginative. Each section focuses on how to incorporate the basics into your theme party. Not to mention the fact that all of the pictures in the book are gorgeous.
My absolute favorite chapter was the Cinco de Mayo section. I loved everything she suggested. One of the ideas that she suggested was a “chelada.” I had never heard of it but it is a beer spritzer with lime juice and sea salt. The candles in the trees idea is a fantastic idea and looked amazing.
This is a must have for anyone who entertains or wants to entertain on a regular basis. Hats off to Maria McBride for writing a simple yet elegant and stylish book on entertaining. You can pick yours up at any bookstore including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I am so sorry for the lack of posts. Work is way crazy. The book review that was planned for this past Monday will appear on May 26th. I will be posting again tomorrow. Please check back then. Thanks for your patience.
I received a lovely email from Rosie Parsons of Forever After Images about one of her wedding shoots in Venice. Rosie is in the UK and has a great eye. Her photos will make you want to plan your wedding in Venice this instant. These photos are breathtaking, creative, and make you feel something. You feel as though you are right there with the couple. Amazing! Here are pics from the Venice wedding:
You can also visit her flickr gallery. Click on Wedding Photography, then click on the Flickr link. This was one of my favs from that gallery: