Today we’re so excited to share some photos from Jaime and Mike’s March wedding at The Bowery Hotel! We had a blast planning this wedding with Jaime and her amazing mom, Deanne! These ladies love to entertain as much as we do, so there was no shortage of great ideas to brainstorm and collaborate on. In the end we choose details that were equal parts fun and sophisticated, including low, lush, ombre floral arrangements at dinner (thanks Rebecca Shepherd!), and sparkly Geronimo Balloons at the ceremony. The corner stone of the night was definitely Jaime’s gorgeous black and white Carolina Herrera dress! Stunning!!!
This party went until 2am and DJ Jason from Generation Events kept everyone on the dance floor. In between dance moves, guests headed over to the GIF photobooth, from our friends at The Bosco. Deanne cleaned out her attic and brought all kinds of amazing vintage hats and stoles to use as props. Everyone had so much fun with these pictures…including Grandma! A big thanks you to Nine Cakes for the beautiful classic white wedding cake, and Laura from Red Table for her crisp deco inspired invitations.
Oh yeah…we even got in on the act!! ;)
Congratulations Jaime and Mike!!!
Photos from Felix Feygan
I know last week we got inspired with interiors and this week isn’t going to be too dissimilar, but we just couldn’t resist sharing some of the pretty pictures from Jessie Webster’s craftsman home in Silverlake, CA that were featured on Design*Sponge a few days ago. It’s no secret that Jessie from Sweet Thing is one of our greatest sources of inspiration when it comes to fashion and interior design. My apt is highly infused with Sweet Thing style and you’ll find some ST touches in our office as well. I met Jess my freshmen year of high school, at Idyllwild Arts Academy, and after 15 years of friendship and several stints of living together I owe most of my design sensibility to her! It’s no surprise then that Alia and I were floored by the images of her new Silverlake home. When Jessie moved out of her Vintage Modern Bungalow in West Hollywood, I have to say, I was a little sad. So many memories were created and shared in that house that it was hard to see it go, but after swooning over the pictures of the new place I’m beyond excited!! Can’t wait to get back to LA to make some more memories in this tastefully designed home that Jessie has created. Could it be any cuter!?!?!
Pictures from Jessie Webster
For all the inspiring photos head to Design Sponge and Sweet Thing
Happy Monday! Today we’re playing with Lavender and Navy. This is such a versatile combo! It can work for a seaside summer affair, or during the icy winters we often enjoy, here in NYC. This duo can also stretch easily in a masculine or feminine direction. Love it!
Images via Pinterest
We’re going to end the week with a fun, easy and cheap DIY that is perfect for all occasions. Whether you decide to keep these pretty bottles to have around the house, use them at dinner parties or put them on every table at your wedding, they are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. We made our water bottles for an awesome project we can’t wait to share with you (coming soon to Style Me Pretty) and they looked fantastic!
What you’ll need:
Glass Water Bottle
First, clean your water bottle and dry it thoroughly. Then tape out the design you would like. You can make lines, squares, triangles – the possibilities are endless. We used 1″ thick painter’s tape, but you can use whatever thickness you like to vary the size of the spaces between your painted lines/shapes. Using your paintbrush, apply the gold leaf to the blank space between your taped lines. We suggest doing several coats of gold leaf, just make sure to allow the previous layer to dry completely before you apply the next coat. Once you’re happy with the opacity of your gold leaf, slowly remove the painter’s tape and voilà! you have a beautifully painted water bottle that will certainly bring a little something extra to the table – pun intended ;).
It probably comes as no surprise that interior design is one of our biggest inspirations. We love creating atmospheres that feel unique, curated, personal, and above all, tell a story! I think all of the spaces below fit the bill. I think all these spaces are beautiful for different reasons, but what really draws us in are the details, no matter how big or small. Interiors are also one of our favorite ways to explore new color palettes. Colors can be a little scary when you just say them. For instance, “navy and plum with gold and black accents’… that sounds a little intimidating, right?! But look how beautiful that living room is….
Most of these images are from Pinterest, but the robins egg blue living room, and the lovely renaissance portrait plates are from one of our favorite new interior design websites, Domaine Home. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, do it now!
We love mixing metals! There’s something very romantic and feminine about the combo and at the same time it feels playful and creative. We often find ways to bring mixed metals into our wedding designs.
pictures from Pinterest
It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Spring has sprung, wedding season has begun, and Bridal Market just came through town bringing a whole lot of beautiful new dresses to fall in love with. In the wedding industry, Bridal Market is our version of fashion week, except it’s all wedding dresses!! It’s pretty amazing :) This season did not disappoint! Designers continued to turn up the volume on some of our favorite trends. Check it out…
Capes and Jackets: We’re loving all the different ways this trend can go. These four styles are all from the stellar, new Monique Lhuillier collection, which went from demure, to mid century, to vamp. We’ll take one of each, please!
Sleeves: Ever since Princess Cathrine put on that beautiful lacy long sleeved wedding dress, sleeves have been back in style. This season we saw so many different variations on this trend, including that beautiful blush dress by Jenny Packham. Some of our other favorites came from Oscar De La Renta and Monique Lhuillier, who both played with length, and a lot of lace.
Peplum: Some of these dresses really blew us away! From more structured silhouettes from Oscar De La Renta and Vera Wang, to soft and romantic from Marchesa, to show stopping ball gown styles from Monique Lhuillier, there was a little something for everyone in this group.
Updated Ball Gowns: This is one of the trends that we’re most pleased with! We love the drama of a big dress, but not the stuffiness of the old “princess” styles. Instead, these updated versions are full of personality and feel really specific. We look at each of these dresses and can instantly get an idea of which bride would wear them and what the wedding would look like. These stand outs are from Marchesa, Theia White Bridal, Monique Lhuillier ( can you tell that we’re obsessed with this collection!?), Vera Wang, Marchesa, and Angel Sanchez.
We continue our Get Inspired(!) series today with one of the best, and more obvious, places we turn to for inspiration – books, blogs and magazines. What a gift to have so much inspiration right at our fingertips!
picture by Jana Williams
Here are some of our current faves:
Wedding, Design + Lifestyle Blogs 100 Layer Cake, A Beautiful Mess, Apartment Therapy, Clothes Horse NYC, Color Collective, Design Lovefest, Design Sponge, Emily Henderson, Green Wedding Shoes, Grey Likes Weddings, Merci New York, Once Wed, Pennyweight, Refinery 29, Ruffled, Snippet and Ink, Sweet Thing, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Living, The Effortless Chich, Wedding Chicks, Winsome Brave
Wedding + Design Magazines/Books All the Essentials Wedding Planner
, Architectural Digest
, Brides Magazine
, Bringing Nature Home
, Elle Decor
, Design Sponge
, Martha Stewart Weddings
, NY Magazine
, Real Simple Weddings
, Rue Magazine
, The New-Fashioned Wedding
Spring is here, and with it comes all the pretty pastel buds…plus the official start of wedding season! Soft blush tones seem to be everywhere, and they happen to be some of our favorite colors to start a palette with. Blushes are timeless and elegant without being fussy or over the top. They can provide the perfect “neutral” to pair with almost any bold color you might to incorporate, or they can also be the star of the show all by themselves. We’ve also been feeling particularly inspired by the beautiful blush toned wedding dresses that have been making their way on to the racks recently, like that Reem Acra dress below!
All images via Pinterest
While going through all of our wedding photos (stay tuned for our updated website – woo!) we came across these lovelies from Tanayia and Andre’s 2012 Jamaican wedding. Can’t believe we haven’t shared them with you yet! T+A were so much fun to work with and their wedding week couldn’t have been more enjoyable. The nicest friends and family, best location, amazing dancing(!!), super fun island excursions, and so many amazing personal touches! Wish we could do it all over again! For all the details and more fun pics. head to Style Me Pretty, but before you do take a look at some of our fave. images from the amazingly talented Bryce Covey.