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The Pink Dress, The Red High Heels…

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…Together, In Gorgeous Harmony!

 Recently, Priscilla of Boston launched their 2010 Spring line.  Down the runway walked a model wearing a pale pink dress paired with sexy red shoes.  Ever since, I’ve been totally inspired by this color combo, so I thought I’d bring it your way…

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(Above photo credit:  A Hot Pink Petticoat)

pink and red bouquet via weddingmagazinedotcodotuk

(Above photo credit: UK Wedding Magazine) 

You don’t need to wait for Valentine’s Day to flaunt pink and red, my dearies.  The two colors make a sexy combo any day of the year, if you ask me!  What do you think?  Would you have your bridesmaids walk down in pink and red for your non-Valentine’s Day wedding?

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCMon, 11 May 2009 12:46:26 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Bridal Coolness Is On It’s Way…

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…Just A Few More Days!

Until then, tickle your senses with this groovy space

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(Photo credit: Choccywoccydoodah.com.)

Planning a wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party or other event?  Choose a space that already has an awesome atmosphere and save on decorations!  Who needs extra decor when your venue looks like this?!  Simply fabulous. 

Stay tuned for a few of my favorite places around Chicago that provide the look so you don’t have to.  Simple as pie, darlin’!  Oh dear, now I want pie…ok, maybe chocolate will do.

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCSat, 28 Mar 2009 03:07:09 +0000 11, 2008 at 3:07 am

Old Hollywood Caught Red-Handed…

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…In Passion!

I’ve always been drawn to the color red.  Mixed with black and white.  Those were actually the colors of our wedding, almost 6 years ago!  That was before I was introduced to the world of wedding blogging

Now, the ideas for that color scheme continue to push through the crevices of my happy, wedding-obsessed mind and onto this blog, for you…

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(Photo credits:  Top ~ Cake photographed by Erin Hession, Birdcage veil by Castle Bride Couture.  Middle ~ Flowers by Elements In Bloom, Chase Court in Baltimore, Maryland via Intimate Weddings.  Bottom ~ Dress by Melissa SweetWildHibiscus.com, Sterling silver “Keep Me” bracelet from Bestow Boutique.)

I recently created this board for a bride who was searching for old-world, vintage Hollywood wedding ideas.  While I personally think each photo above deserves applause for it’s lusciousness, I especially love the bracelet.  It reads, “Keep Me”. 

To the bride planning her wedding, keep the fond memories of your past.  Keep some of the traditions passed on through your families.  Keep the wonder of childhood and remember it’s innocence.  Keep the hopes and dreams of your future, the love you have for each other strong…and keep your vows!  No matter the years that go by…always, always keep the passion.

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCTue, 24 Mar 2009 11:52:22 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:52 am

Caribbean Wedding Inspiration…

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…This Bride’s Wedding Style Is Jammin’!

Recently, Courtney contacted me looking for some Caribbean themed wedding inspiration, so I’ve decided to share my findings.  Brides, if you’re planning a similar wedding, grab yourself a margarita, sit back and enjoy some island inspiration!  In this first board, I put together some of the photos she emailed me…

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(Images emailed to me by Courtney .  If one of these images is yours, please let me know and I will gladly credit you.)

On her blog, she writes:

“An afternoon/evening sipping tropical cocktails and nibbling tasty Caribbean delights! The mood is enthusiastic among the varieties of orange and red flowers both in the garden and under the tent…the sun sets and the flowers glow even more radiantly than before. There is a tranquil blue that contrasts with the abundance of the fiery orange decor…calming our senses…the perfect combination.” ~  Wow.  Sounds amazing, Courtney! 

Check out part of her awesome save-the-dates, which she created herself!  So cool.  Her colors are a very vibrant red-orange and navy blue…love it!  I love her entire theme…which is why I couldn’t help but create a few boards…

Below, I’ve featured some unique ideas for festive decor, drinks and more.  Consider serving Red Stripe (Jamaican beer), pineapple martinis and creative drinks to add a little bit of Caribbean flair!  Why not take it a step further and apply the Red Stripe labels over glass votives?  Just take the labels off the bottles by placing them in hot soapy water.  Once it’s soaked for a bit, gently peel back the label.  You can then Modge Podge it to your glass candle holder

Hang placecards from flowers elegantly hung with string!  Or, use small wooden ladders decorated with big, bright paper flowers for a Caribbean market feel.  Hang brightly colored party lights all around to set the mood, along with candlelight.  Adorn your cake with tropical flowers and use baby pineapples for the place settings

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Lazy Bride BlogThe KnotFlickr.  Second row ~ Hostess Blog, photo sent via Courtney, The Knot, Lazy Bride Blog.  Third row ~ Flickr, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Etsy seller NightOwlCraftWorks, The Knot.  Last row ~ Save On Crafts, Weddings The Island Way, Lazy Bride Blog,  Etsy seller SpiceBerryCottage.)

Courtney was hoping to somehow turn her pink pineapples into centerpieces.  Ideas?  Carve the centers out of your pineapples and place a tealight inside.  You could also cut the tops off and scoop out the center to make room for a pillar candle.  Or, simply line them down the middle of the table with votives and rocks all around the bases.  Another bride offered her pineapple palm tree idea on Twitter…what a sweetie!

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(Photo credits: Mishka Designs, The Knot, Birch Design Studio in Chicago)

For her bridesmaids’ bouquets, she has chosen pincushion proteas, ginger, red-orange dahlias and red-orange ranunculas.  Bride on a budget?  Choose more affordable flowers for the tables.  Find out which ones are local and in season, to help you save big by clicking HERE.

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(Photo credits:  First row ~ Photo via Courtney, The Knot, photo via Courtney, Hostess Blog.  Second row ~ Save On Crafts, Urban Outfitters, The Knot, Urban Outfitters, Emilie Duncan.  Third row ~ The Knot.  Last row ~ Hostess Blog, Save On Crafts, The Knot, Save On Crafts.)

One last thing I can’t help but share…pineapple shaped cookies!  I’m all about the cookies!  Did I mention I love cookies?  Ok, sorry…I know, going a little cookie crazy here but how sweet would these be as favors for guests?  I especially love that palm basket weave box.  Too adorable…

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(Cookies from www.honolulucookie.com)

 Hope that helps, Courtney!  Happy planning my dear…I’m off to go dream about pineapple cookies and becoming a local on some fabulous island…husband in hand, of course.  Cheers!

This Scarlett Red Hot Ruffle Gown Leaves Me Speechless…

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…All I Can Say Is, “Oooh, la, laaaa!”

Damn!  Have you ever seen such a rockin’ hot dress?  No, for real, this dress is amazing!  It took my breath away when I first saw it.  For you darling brides out there looking to wear red on your wedding day, I think this dress by designer Sherri Hill would be killer sexy!!!  For those of you sticking to tradition, no worries, it’s also available in white.  Shazaaaaam!  Did I mention it’s also decently priced?

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Rows of French lace cover this gown and each row gets wider as it nears the sweeping hem.  The gown, lined in nude to better show off the rich lace, features a taffeta sash, large bow and comes with matching antique inspired flowers.”Sherry Hill

Love it?  Go ahead and find a store near you.  When the big day comes, your man will be drooling as you walk down the aisle.  And you, my dear, can just put a happy little grin on your face because you’ll know you look hot!  Enjoy!

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thUTCp28UTC02bUTCTue, 24 Feb 2009 10:06:50 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

Love Makes The World Go ‘Round…

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…And Red Makes My Heart Spin!

You know the feeling…that fluttering, butterfly feeling in the bottom of your stomach when you first fall in love?  The rosey red color your cheeks turn from blushing…the squeeling from excitement that makes you want to jump out of your skin because you’re just so happy?

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The same thing happens on your wedding day.  Well, it did for me and I hope it does for you too, it’s an amazing feeling!  What a better way to describe it than this board of love above, created by Prima Donna Bride…just in time for Valentine’s Day this weekend!  Are you high on love?  Tell us your favorite thing about love in the comments below…how does love make you feel?  Let’s get smushy!

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thUTCp28UTC02bUTCMon, 09 Feb 2009 15:33:41 +0000 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Heels Worthy Of Kissing In…

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…A Kiss Worthy Of Heel Popping!

I’ve been seriously crushing on this look below for a Valentine’s Day wedding!  This kissy photo found at  For The Love Of Weddings, got me thinking about that one type of kiss…

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Perhaps the Fornarina Heart Front Heeled Court Shoe from Asos:

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  Aaahh…don’t you just love true love and shoe love?  I’m a junkie for it.

(Top photo credit Forever After Images)

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stUTCp28UTC02bUTCSun, 01 Feb 2009 17:01:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:01 pm