So, are you a veil or a non-veil bride-to-be? Not to worry! These days the options are endless regardless of what type of accessory you choose to crown yourself with the day you walk down that aisle. And, none are quite so lovely as the handmade pieces from Twigs & Honey.
Founded by Myra Callan in 2008 (after being inspired by her own wedding to husband, Matt), Twigs & Honey hair adornments are created with great attention to detail and beautiful craftsmanship. Since the first styles were released, the designs have included handmade and hand-dyed or painted silk flowers, hand-sewn embellishments and other intricate detailing. Myra’s line features hair adornments, headbands, birdcage veils, traditional veils, hats, and so much more! Anything from Twigs & Honey would make for a stunning crowning touch!
Remember awhile back when BLHDN, Anthropologie’s wedding line, launched and there was a collective squeal from the bridal community? Well, their newest collection is out and excellent blogger that I am I took a look for all of you. And then another look. And another. And, well, let’s just say that not much else has gotten done this morning as I have yet to come up for air.
Suffice to say, it is just as gorgeous and creative as their first collection. The soft, layered dresses, the elegant veils, the crowns. Oh my, the crowns! I am, as they say, in full-on swoon mode over here so I’ll stop talking so you can start looking. Please, tell…
Happy Friday! The java hasn’t quite kicked in yet, so until it does, take a re-look at this gorgeous wedding in Palm Springs by Beautiful Day Photography.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story:
Adam and I were both dating other people and met one night at my friend’s restaurant. We were hooked from that moment. We became each others’ other half…honestly…it’s an incredible feeling to know within minutes that this is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. I feel like we are twin souls…that we have known each other long before we met.
What was the theme | design inspiration for your wedding?
We are both…
After watching William and Kate’s wedding I have a new obsession and appreciation for great hats. The wildly popular fascinators are more of an elaborate hair decoration than an actual hat, and a terrific accessory for more formal events. For those of you searching for an alternative to the traditional veil, these fascinator-style options provide the bridal look without being overly fussy.
Credits (clockwise from top right):
Organza flower:Style by Soca
French bandeau: Twigs & Honey
Simple flower: Ben Blood Photography
Feather dahlia: Twigs & Honey
Velvet & feather: Stephanie Williams Photography
1920s flower & feathers: Sarah Rhoads Photography
I’ve gotta get it out on the table – I have a very soft spot in my heart for a tea-length wedding dress. They’re full of personality, super-flattering and the way they spin! I can tell you from experience that if you were ever a little girl who tested a dress’ “spin factor” before committing to wearing it, a vintage, tea-length gown is the way to go.
And, no one is rocking the look harder than London designer, Candy Anthony. Their new collection is full of their signature ’50s- and ’60s-inspired dresses that feel, rather than costume-y, totally British and cool (I think it has something to do with the oversized veils…). And while they have a…
Have you all heard the news? I feel like it’s the best Valentine’s Day present ever (next to whatever my husband thinks up for me, obviously) – Urban Outfitters, Inc., the mad geniuses behind Anthropologie and Urban, just today opened up their online wedding shop, BHLDN, and it is heavenly.
And, truly, I don’t think heavenly is an overstatement. These dresses are ridiculous! They all have the signature Anthroplogie feel – creative and inspired – while still catering to all sorts of body types and styles; there are dramatic ballroom dresses, a whole bunch of short kicky numbers, and lots of romantic sheaths. Plus, they’re all priced between $1000 – 4000.
Ethereal Monarch Gown
Eyelet Medley Sheathe
I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few days at New York Bridal Week, getting a look at wedding dress designers upcoming collections for Spring 2011. And what a show it’s been! I’ll be sharing sneak peeks at their collections from the shows over the next week.
One of my favorites was eco-dress designer, Lindee Daniel. Her mission is to make eco-sustainable dresses that are socially conscious and, most importantly, gorgeous. And, I think she has absolutely hit the mark! Her designs are elegant with great detailing and don’t scream that they’re Green. I promise to do a longer post on her designs once I have her professional shots (rather than my low quality ones…) but I wanted to make sure you got a peek at this really cool company!
Cindy and Eli’s wedding by Angela and Evan Photography is all about the details. His striped socks, her bird cage veil, the notepaper programs that speak to the wedding’s venue, The Hollywood School House – they all come together to create a sense of whimsy and playfulness while still staying true to their overall vintage feel.
And, make sure to check out their centerpieces – wildflowers seemingly casually placed in jars with handmade ABC table numbers. Such an easy, fun idea!
To see more shots from Cindy and Eli’s wedding by Angela & Evan photography, click here.
Proud to say Angela & Evan Photography is a mywedding member
We’ve all witnessed Anne of the City Sage’s impeccable taste over on her blog and in her guest posts for us, but to see it play out in real life, in her wedding no less, is really quite special. Because she does have great taste – the muted palette she chose that pops with purple every now and again, the tight bunches of elegant flowers, her stunning veil, they all lend an air of nostalgic elegance to her day.
And her photos really do look timeless, don’t they? I feel like years from now people will look at these photos and think, “Man, I wish we knew how to dress like that still.”
Huge thanks to Anne and…
Australian designer Johanna Johnson’s line of wedding dresses is ridiculously gorgeous. The designs are elegant yet somehow easy, and all of them are Glamor Central – dresses that are made to make you look and feel like a movie star on your wedding day. But, alas, they are not what this post is about today because right now they’re not available outside of Australia (if you want to torture yourself, feel free to take a look here).
Thankfully, though, Johanna Johnson has a line of accessories which she sells online that we can all get our hands on. They have the same glamorous bent but with a slightly vintage feel, wouldn’t you say?