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Friday, July 31, 2009

Polka Dot Beauty: Rocker Baby Inc.

These two polka dot darlings are the creations of Rocker Baby, Inc. Don't you love 'em. Get one of these or see their other designs here.

Something Floral and Blue: Twigs and Honey by Myra Callan

It's your something blue available at Twigs and Honey.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Look of Love: Matthew Ryan Photo

I love spotlighting wedding photographers who know how to capture that look of love. If you are forking up a few thousand dollars to capture your magical moments, you want jaws to drop. Matt Ryan has what it takes. The first photo is my absolute favorite. Want Matt to immortalize you and your future hubby, contact him here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vintage Decor: Jamali Garden

If you are looking for something to add a vintage or rustic flair to your reception, these antique brass lanterns are a great option. I love Jamali Garden. You can always find something beautiful for your reception.

The Perfect Red Shoes: Karen Millen

Karen Millen shoes never disappoint. You know how I feel about shoes. So adding that pop of color under your white dress is a welcome surprise. Get Corsage @ Karen Millen.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's Cutesy: Jonathan Adler @

Jonathan Adler always creates something adorable for your home. Here are some really cute salt and pepper shakers that would make a unique gift for the bride and groom. Get it at

Statement Jewelry: Kevia Jewelry

Still searching for the perfect necklace to complete your wedding ensemble? Try this gorgeous necklace by Kevia. Get it on their web site.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's All In The Entrance

A unique take on the wedding march.

INTERVIEW: Julianne Smith Garters

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The smile on her face is indicative of a woman who loves what she does for a living. Julianne Smith is that woman. She recently celebrated the launch of her new collection in DC with a fab party and cupcakes, of course. She was so kind to give The Bridal Wishlist an interview.

TBW: What is your name? What is the name of your business?
JS: Julianne Smith; Julianne Smith Wedding Garters

TBW: Tell me a little bit about yourself?
JS: Let's see...I live in Washington, DC with my husband and daughter. I'm a virgo. I don't like change, but I love when things are different. I'm incredibly loyal. I become obsessed with things way to easily. And, I almost always make my own ravioli. Oh and I don't like when the seat is hot from the person who sat there before me.

TBW: Why did you get into the wedding business as a garter designer?

JS: Like the obsessive person that I am, I was determined that my friend, Brooke, have the most perfect garter for her wedding. I was given one bridesmaid duty and I didn't want to fail. I couldn't find anything to match Brooke's fun, simple personality, so I just made it myself.

TBW: What is your typical work day like?

JS: I don't have a typical day. I wish I could say this was due to my almost 2 year old. But, no. It is me; I'm all over the place. There is nothing typical about any of my days.

TBW: How do you choose your fabrics and color palettes?
JS: I like to follow wedding trend colors, but then mix the palettes up a little bit. That is what I think brides want and expect from me.

TBW: Where do you go for inspiration?

JS: I'm really inspired by anything and everything around me. I love color and jewelry, and people with amazing personal style.

TBW: Do you do custom work? If yes, tell me a little about your custom process?
JS: Most of my wedding garters are custom designed. Brides generally want something in particular to match their personality and their day. My custom process is fairly simple: just tell me what you want/like and I'll try to make it work.

TBW: What is the most unusual design request that you have received?

JS: Here is kind of a cute idea that I haven't thought of before...I just recently received a request to make a headband for an infant to wear on her baptism which would then be saved for her wedding to wear as a garter.
TBW: That is totally a cute idea!

TBW: What advice do you have for brides?
JS: Just have fun! If you aren't enjoying it then don't do it.

TBW: If you could design a garter for anyone in the world, who would it be?
JS: I have no idea...
TBW: I guess that's a loaded question.

You can see Julianne's entire collection on her web site. Here's her contact information:

Julianne Smith
Garter Girl Blog:

DC/MD/VA: J.Crew Bridal Preview

Ladies, J.Crew in Georgetown is having a preview of J.Crew's bridal collection. For an appointment, call 202-965-4090.

More From Resort 2010: Phillip Lim

A beautiful alternative by Phillip Lim.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Cutest Thing: A Alicia Wedding Accessories

This is the cutest ring pillow ever. Get it at A Alicia Wedding Accessories.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Resort 2010 Picks: Badgley Mischka

In between spring and fall collections are the resort collections. So if you want to find something unique and not from a bridal shop but are in between seasons, you can always find something gorgeous in resort collections. Here are some "to die for" dresses from Badgley Mischka. I love these guys. They know how to dress a woman.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Give Us Your Address Please: Cut The Cake Designs

This is the perfect alternative to the traditional wedding guest book. What a fab idea. This gorgeous box is the perfect size to display at your wedding. Your guests can fill in their information and leave the couple a loving note on cards that can be filed alphabetically. Is this brilliant or what. Get your box at Cut The Cake Designs

Vintage Treasures: Carol Tanenbaum

Ladies, I totally heart vintage as you know. So I was blown away when I got an email from the Jill over at Carol Tanenbaum. They house a collection of over 15,000 pieces of vintage costume jewellery and accessories. What a dream! Here are a few of my favorite pieces. See their vast collection of vintage wonders here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Statement Jewelry: Bea Valdes

Looking for a piece of amazing statement jewelry to accompany your beautiful strapless dress? Look no further than Bea Valdes. See more of her beautiful pieces here.

Just the Cutest: Helena @ Neiman Marcus

This cutesy colorblock dress is by Helena and is available at Neiman Marcus. If you have a lavender and brown color palette, this would be an excellent option for your flower girl.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tell Your Story: Rewind Pictures

Rewind Pictures tells your story in such a unique way. They conduct interviews, use photos (past and present) and your wedding photos to bring together an amazing video. They can include photo and home video montages without interviews or include anywhere from 1-20 interviews all filmed in your home or location preference. The tone of the film can be anything that you may like from a spoof to an honorary tribute to someone special that might have passed and could not be at your wedding to a combination that simply documents your love story! It is all up to you! They are your personal digital storytellers! Their montages start at $1500 and films average anywhere from 3-30 minutes long! To get more information or to get in contact, check their web site.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sneak Peek: Alberta Ferretti Bridal Collection

Marie Claire UK posted a sneak peek of the new Alberta Ferretti Bridal collection on their web site. These dresses are drop dead gorgeous. I am so glad to see more designers getting into the bridal business and doing it right! I can not stand to see designers muck up bridal gowns. But any of these lovelies would definitely have jaws dropping at your wedding. The first one is my absolute fav. See the preview on their web site.

Monday, July 13, 2009

For the Vintage Bride: Timeless Vixen Vintage

If you love vintage, the way that I love vintage, then this is your wedding dress. It is absolutely fabulous. This is the find of the discerning eyes of Timeless Vixen Vintage. They have an array of gorgeous dresses but this one was my favorite. See this and other amazing finds on their web site.

It's The Shoes: Aruna Seth Shoes

I got an email from Aruna, herself, about this gorgeous new addition to her collection. Now you know that you have to wear these shoes, right. See all her new shoes on her web site. Also, she will be selling the the Cerise that I featured before in white snakeskin and there will only be 10 available for sell. Only 10!!!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

What To Wear To Your Rehearsal Dinner:

If you are looking for a cute garden party dress to wear to your rehearsal dinner, this is it. Get it at Iroshka.

All For Love: Love June

Lovin' this dress from Love June. It has that great V-neck in the front and in the back. Simply beautiful.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Budget Bride Tip: J. Crew

In case you were living under a rock, J. Crew is having a sale. So now is the time to grab some fab bridesmaids dress. Make that move.