Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Wedding

Vintage weddings are exceedingly popular nowadays, and I love them!
(Joy Marie Photographer)

But it makes me wonder if brides 50 years from now will have vintage weddings that resemble this...

Scary thought.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Five years ago my older sister was married, and she wore a light pink dress from www.cosmobella.com.
I remember how shocked my mother was that her daughter wanted to wear a pink dress. My sister received so many compliments on her dress, and to this day she says that was her favorite part about her wedding.

Since then I have been captivated by wedding gowns in a color other then the typical white/ivory.
I'm mostly in love with the baby pink colored dresses.
Honestly, how beautiful are these gowns by RS Couture?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Two Birds Bridesmaid

Two Birds Bridesmaid have developed a creative new twist on bridesmaid dresses. The beautiful wrap dresses come in eighteen different colors, various sizes, and fifteen fun styles. www.twobirdsbridesmaid.com

Your bridesmaids will absolutely love how they can style their dress to perfectly fit the shape of their own body.

Two Birds Bridesmaid finally created the ultimate dress you can wear again and again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cute wedding sites!

I just quickly wanted to share two wedding blogs that are both extremely adorable and full of beautiful photos/ideas!

The first is Junebugweddings.com
This website was created by three bridal photographers who decided to expand and share their knowledge in the wedding world!

Check out their fun ideas, gallery of real weddings, and their list of the world's top wedding photographers!

Another fun blog to browse through is www.labellebride.com
This site also has some extremely creative real wedding photos!

On a completely seperate note.....
I love Vera Wang's Spring 2011 collection

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Yesterday I had the opportunity to volunteer for the "Brides Against Breast Cancer" gown sale at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites.

This incredible event allows former brides to donate their wedding dresses, and for bridal salons to donate sample gowns to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. They had SO many beautiful dresses, and even a couture section with dresses by Vera Wang and other top designers!

I had an amazing time volunteering and being able to help the brides on their quest to find that perfect dress. It was so much fun to be able to play a small part in what will most likely be the happiest day of their lives.

This very special event takes place every year, and if you're at all interested, I definitely encourage you to volunteer...or perhaps stop by and purchase a gown for a good cause = )


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bridal headbands

I'm in LOVE with the new trend of bridal headbands! What a perfect accessory to add to your wedding day!

The first glamorous headband was created by etsy seller Lottie-Da, and the last is by LuciaBella1.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Young House Love

About a year or so ago, I found this delightful blog.

The blog is about a newlywed couple tackling the renovation of their first home. They have gone room by room to completely make this house into a home.
The most interesting project this couple daringly took on, was the transformation of their backyard. The yard turned out stunning enough to a hold a beautiful backyard wedding in early July 2007. The entire thing was DIY and they spent a grand total of $3995.00!
Go ahead and spend some time scrolling through photos of their wedding, and don't forget to check out the amazing house renovation photos!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wedding Photography

Has anybody else noticed how ridiculously expensive wedding photogaphers are?
I agree that photography is definitely something not to skimp on, but I just can't believe anyone would pay between $4,000-$8,000 dollars! I have done a bit of research for experienced photographers in the Valley who charge less than $1,000.
Jennifer Weems Photography

Jennifer Weems offers a "Duchess" package for $995! This includes 5 hours of wedding day coverage, a CD of all your images, and more. Take a look at her galleries and see what you think!

Jennifer Lind Schutsky Photography

Jennifer Lind Schutsky's wedding package is a flat rate of $1,000. It includes 8-10 hours of shooting and 2 photographers instead of just one!

St.Anne Photography

St.Anne's photography is bursting with style. You have to call for a quote, but judging from the prices of her engagement session ($150 with a wedding!) it's going to be a steal.

Lisa Eley Photography

OK this photographer is a little more than $1,000, $1195 for the first package, BUT all packages include a free engagement session and a cd of all images. If that is something you're seriously considering, then check out her lovely photos.

I hope this helps everyone with their search for an affordable photographer! If anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to comment! = )

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Once Wed

I have spent my whole afternoon poring over beautiful wedding photos on a website called OnceWed.com. I LOVE this website, because it has the best collection of real weddings sent in by real brides. Check out this adorable Great Gatsby themed wedding!!

Photography by Josh Goleman

Flowergirls and Ringbearers

This is a short post....but I ADORE the little outfits this ringbearer and flowergirl are wearing! How fun!