Manicure Mondays

Hi all,

As I segue back into the world of blogging, I’ve decided to start a new daily feature.  From here on in, I will feature a new wedding-worthy manicure every Monday!

This gradient look from Chalkboard Nails makes an excellent wedding day alternative to the traditional French manicure.  Check out the site for further info and lots more beautiful looks!



Simply Bridal: Cutting the Cost of Custom

For many brides, a custom-made wedding gown is the ultimate fantasy. Who wouldn’t want to walk down the aisle in something that fits perfectly and was hand-crafted just for you? Unfortunately, the cost of a custom gown is often too steep for the everyday bride and many brides wind up struggling through a long and sometimes frustrating alterations process just to walk to the altar feeling less than perfect. This is where Simply Bridal comes in.

In May 2011, Los Angeles-based company, Simply Bridal, started their e-commerce site,, in hopes to bring the luxury of custom-made quality to brides of all income levels. Simply Bridal offers a wide selection of simple, sophisticated wedding gowns that you can choose from. When you place an order, you submit your exact measurements and the site’s seamstresses make the dress by hand for you to your specifications so that when it arrives at your door, it fits your unique shape to a t. Simply Bridal also offers custom color options and will send you swatches ahead of time to assure that you get a true sense of the color in all different lights and environments. This is merely another of the many ways that Simply Bridal can promise you value, high quality, and unmatched honesty.

Not only are the brand’s dresses lovely and quite charming, they are also incredibly affordable. All of the gowns are priced below $400.00! Finding a custom-fit gown at this price point is nearly unheard of and thanks to the great Simply Bridal team, I can offer you all a 15% discount in addition to their already ideal prices. All you have to do is click on the picture below, shop around the site, and enter the promo code: “SAVEBRIDAL15” at check out and you’ll get exclusive savings to help streamline your costs even more. Take a look through the slideshow I’ve compiled above to check out some of Simply Bridal’s elegant offerings. From intricate beaded details to figure-flattering silhouettes, there is a style (and fit!) that is perfect for every bride.


11. K is for Kite Flying


Breezy, beautiful, and filled to the brim with summer delight, kites are the perfect design element for a whimsical wedding. Bunting Escort Cards: Wedding Chicks Bride and Groom with Kite: Delightfully Engaged Invitations and Cake: Green Wedding Shoes Milk Glasses: Caroline Tran Paper Kites: Matt & Kelin’s Wedding Site Come Fly Away Blocks: Posh Paperie

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Trash the Dress!


“Trashing the Dress” has become a hugely popular way to preserve the memory of the most important dress you’ll ever wear in your life.  Here are a selection of some of my favorite Trash the Dress shots!  For more on this fun trend, check out my article on Love Is A Small Word.  Click each […]

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10. J is for July Fourth


Some patriotic, Americana wedding inspiration for you all!   Invitations: Champagne Sunday American Flag on Tree: John J. Rice Sparklers & Izze Soda: Twig & Thistle Tractor: JK Photography Bridesmaids with Pinwheels: Tinywater Photography Bride in Red Shoes: Sara Heinrichs Star & Birdcage Decor: For Back Door Friends Picnic Table with Pies: Home Fashions U […]

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Passion Picks: In Good Company



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Let Them Eat Candy!

Whimsical Wonderland - Sugar and Spice

Though candy buffets and dessert tables have always been quite lovely, it was the May 2010 issue of Brides magazine that really ignited my passion for a beautifully styled display of sweets.  The issue featured a photo shoot of three stunning dessert tables by Amy Atlas of Amy Atlas Events – one playful and retro, […]

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Passion Picks: Lemon Sugar

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09. I is for Iris Inspiration

Next up is an iris-inspired, purple wedding. Bouquet: Heather Z Photography Centerpiece: The Party Dress Macarons: Cute Things Shoes: Ian Johnson Photo Field of Irises: Dutch Iris Inn

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Passion Picks: Cameos and Carnation Pink

I’ve decided that today I will start regularly posting quick wedding related pictures and clippings that I find inspiring, interesting, or even insane.  So, here marks the first ever “Unbridaled Passion” Passion Pick.

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