August 18th, 2012
A common phrase heard ringing through The White Gown’s dressing rooms this summer has been “the bling factor”. A lot of brides are looking for that little extra something to add to their already gorgeous dresses. A simple addition comes in the form of a sweet headband or glamorous belt, but an easy DIY project brings “the bling factor” to a whole new clever level, without breaking the bank.
We introduce to you the Brooch Bouquet – a sophisticated addition to your bridal look that provides a tailored amount of bling while allowing you to stay within your tight budget. This fun craft project lets you to express your creativity and can easily become a fun bonding activity with your bridal party, searching thrift stores and garage sales high and low for beautiful and inexpensive gems.
After you’ve tracked down your ideal brooches, pick up some pliable wire and floral tape from your local craft store. Fasten the wire to the hooks or pin on the underside of the brooch and, once stable, wrap tightly with the floral tape. Then, gather with the rest of the brooches and flowers as you wish. You can get creative with the amount of brooches you use (whether you have an entire bouquet of brooches or some scattered in with your wedding flowers), the colors, the flower combinations – the possibilities are endless and you can keep constructing your bouquet until it’s perfect.
For an in-depth tutorial, check out: http://www.fancypantsweddings.com/how-to-design-a-brooch-bouquet/
I cannot help but get emotional when I look at all of the amazingly beautiful images from Colette and Joe’s wedding. I met Colette at a meeting for student apparel and design association at Michigan State University about 9 years ago but it was not until we had all of our classes together at FIT that we really got to know one another well. Along with our two dear friends Lisa and Angi, we bonded over extreme sleep deprivation, crazy professors and getting lost beneath yards and yards of fabric. Alas, we made it through. While we all supported one another, I know that Joe’s support was most important to Colette throughout the intensive year program.
It is hard to know where to begin or to end when talking about Joe and Colette as it seems as though they have always been a couple and I know that their love will last a lifetime. They have something extremely special, something that most people look to as an example and an aspiration. They bask in one another’s goofiness and constantly show those around them how much they mean to them. They are two of the kindest people I have ever met and it made me so proud and so happy to see them walking down the isle together after seven years, no eight…errr who’s counting!? ; )
Joe and Colette’s love is evident in each and every photo and I could not imagine a more amazing photographer than Amy Carroll to capture the joy, goofiness, love and everything in between!
Photographs by Amy Caroll Photography
August 9th, 2012
We are so excited to have these whimsical beauties for two whole weeks. Love, Yu is a Singapore based bridal company designed by the talented Ee-lyn Tang. Her passion for fashion is apparent with her natural fabrics and beautifully draped silhouettes that flatter all shapes and sizes. Here’s a sneak peak of a few of our favorites that we will be showcasing next week.
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About Renee and Pete:
Pete and I met in Texas. I was still in college and Pete was active duty in the Army.. We met through mutual friends, and were admittedly a little shy about getting into a relationship. But, once we started dating, we just never stopped. Six years later, we were living together in New York when Pete proposed to me on a weekend trip at the Mohonk Mountain House in early December.
Renee’s search for her perfect gown:
I was never one to obsess over wedding dresses, but I did always know I wanted something classic and romantic– and gorgeous! Turns out, I didn’t really have to look all that hard. I had been to the White Gown once before, to help a friend with her final fitting and taking her dress home. After browsing the site and blog, I came across the Valentine’s Day Love Story contest, and immediately entered. I continued browsing online, and didn’t think about it again– until I won second place! I didn’t find the perfect dress right away, but each dress I tried was more promising than the last.. Then, on my third trip, the very last dress I tried on was the Enzoani I was meant to wear. My mother and sister where there with me, and the choice was unanimous..
Renee’s Favorite Moment:
One of my favorite moments was our pinata hitting out in the venue’s coutryard. The groom and I each took turns before opening it up to the kids. By the time we hung up the second pinanta, the adults were getting in on the action. I have fantastic pictures of each of my Bridesmaids, in heels, taking a whack at a paper mache star.
Another favorite moment was eating dinner at the reception. It was so nice to have a “normal” moment together after the ceremony. Family and friends would come up and say hi, and we were both a little anxious, but it was so nice to sit at a table alone, in the front of the room and just take everything in for a moment.
A bit about Renee and Pete’s vendors:
My vendors were each phenomenal in there own way. The Federation provided the perfect backdrop, the Salt Lick wowed our guests with their food, and the day only came together with the help of Ruthie, my coordinator, and her team. My photographer and videographer captured all the right moments to create a beautiful story we can look back on forever. The cakes, the flowers, the bar staff, the music– it was all perfect for our day.
Bridal Gown: The White Gown (That’s us!!)
Tuxedo: Tuxedo by Giovanni (www.tuxonline.com)
Makeup and Hair: Kandy Glass, Danielle Barr (http://facekandy.com/)
Photographer: Magan Blasig (http://urbangrey.com/)
Venue: Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs (http://themansion.info/)
Flowers: Ralph at The Flower Bucket (www.theflowerbucket.com/)
Catering: The Salt Lick (www.saltlickbbq.com)
Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie (www.michellespatisserie.com)
Invitations: Jessica Mottola (www.jessicatunemottola.com)
Coordinator: Ruthie Evans Broughton (www.blueboxevents.com)