May 9From Hallways to Aisles: Romantic
I realize this seems like a funny category because all weddings are indeed romantic to begin with, but some are just more luxurious and feminine than others. Surrounding your day with neutral colors and soft textures really compliments the love that’s shared on your wedding day.
Inspired by: plush beds, velvet, candles, neutral colors, mercury glass, antique gold, chandeliers, luxurious draping, lace
Draping is a versatile option for weddings – wether you use it styled for a chuppah or hanging loosely over your guests during your reception, there’s always a way to include it to make your day more romantic. A mix of vintage chairs makes your setting eclectic, while antique flatware warms the table setting. Don’t forget garden roses and dusty miller for a classic bouquet!
I bought the Style Me Pretty Weddings book for myself (pre-ordered the first day I could!) and saw this dress featured on their website as part of the book launch. The color adds a twist to a classic gown and I imagine the ruffled bottom graces the dance floor beautifully. The models hair in the photo is so perfectly swept back, but sometimes a girl’s gotta have some fun and just go with the top bun!
Living: Bedroom Canopy via / Plush Living Room via / Pink Headboard from Dust Jacket Attic / Golden Bathroom via
Wedding: Chuppah from Clary Photo / Wooden Tablescape from Style Me Pretty / Bridesmaids from Clary Photo / Antique Flatware from Style Me Pretty
Beauty: Monquie Lhuillier Dress from Style Me Pretty / Top Bun from Wedding Chicks / Ring from Style Me Pretty
Apr 22From Hallways to Aisles: Art Deco
I am so excited for The Great Gatsby to hit theaters. After getting collector sets of both Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, I’m certain that anything Baz Luhurmann touches is bound to be amazing. And with all the gilded gold, glitter and lace, I couldn’t think of a more stunning inspiration this week.
Inspired by: the 20′s, old glamour, the Chrysler building, jazz, gold and silver, crystals and pearls, and F. Scott Fitzgerald
With such artistic designs, an Art Deco wedding has to be big and bold. If your reception venue isn’t quite up to par, bring in bold accents like gold sequin linens or tall, lush centerpieces (don’t forget the feathers!). Add ritzy glamour with hanging chandeliers and sparking charger plates on the table. And I know Saint Louis isn’t one of the big cities that defined Art Deco, but in case you didn’t know, we do have quite the gem downtown!
There are plenty of dresses that would work perfect for an Art Deco wedding, but none as amazing as this Jenny Packham ‘Eden’ dress. I first fell in love with it at this wedding and it hasn’t left my mind yet. I love vintage veils and headpieces to add some flair – my favorites are from Twigs & Honey and BHLDN!
Living: Gilded Bathroom from Decor 4 All / Staircase from Art Nouveau & Deco Tumblr / Ralph Lauren Chaise from Interior Design Files / The Chrysler Building (via)
Wedding: Mirror Decor from The Bridal Detective / Art Deco Venue from East Bridal / Black & Gold Tablescape from Ruffled Blog / Cake from Jen Huang Photography (via)
Beauty: Jenny Packham ‘Eden’ Dress from Vintage Bride & photo from Clary Photo / Art Deco Ring from Lang Antiques / Vintage Hairpiece from Ruffled Blog
Apr 17From Hallways to Aisles: Northern Country Charm
I’ve always been a big city girl, but I’d be lying if I said the big, open sky doesn’t call me every now and then. Riding horses, picking home-grown produce and relaxing at night with a big bonfire all in the seclusion of nature does seem like a relaxing change of pace. Now I just wish we had more barns around this area…..
Inspired by: burlap, cowboy boots, jean jackets, sunflowers, old barns, sprawling land, mountains, mason jars, horses, Big Sky Montana
Barn weddings have yet to go out of style, and those are partly what inspired me so much this week. Whether you keep it casual or dress them up with draping and chandeliers, there are so many ways to make a simple barn unique and entertaining for your guests. Baby’s Breath is versatile for country weddings – stick a bunch in galvanized tubs for ceremony decor or use them for a simple bridesmaid bouquet. Farmhouse windows can be used for escort cards or even to display dinner menus or family photos.
I love the idea of dressing down your dress for the reception, in this case taking a jean jacket and a pair of cowboy boots to this spectacular Justin Alexander gown. Pin your hair up in a sweet chignon and stay rooted in family values with a antique ring passed down throughout the family tree.
Living: Kitchen Table from Montana Log Homes (via) / Urban Farmhouse from Apartment Therapy / Country Family Room from My House My Home / Window Display from Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home (via)
Wedding: Barn Reception from Project Wedding / Outdoor Reception from Country Life Tumblr / Bridesmaids from Style Me Pretty / Farmhouse Window Seating Chart from Style Me Pretty
Beauty: Wedding Dress from Justin Alexander / Country Wedding Dress from Weddings By Lilly (via) / Vintage Ring from Style Me Pretty / Sweet Chignon from Style Me Pretty
Apr 3From Hallways to Aisles: South Beach Style
I’ve wanted to go to Miami ever since Will Smith sang about it back in 1998 (don’t judge me, haha). The culture there has inspired the city’s design through and through. Just a short cruise down Ocean Drive and you’ll see Art Deco hotels, Mediterranean homes and Modern skyscrapers. Oh, and have you seen Gianni Versace’s home?! I can only dream of getting married in that courtyard….
Inspired by: diverse culture, bright colors, Art Deco and Mediterranen influences, high-rise hotels, palm trees, modern interiors
Keep your table setting clean and simple to balance out the bright colors of Miami, but punch up your cocktail hour with a lounge area complete with bright pillows and accessories. These Pantone chairs are a fun and unique way to let your guest sit during your ceremony (or reception)!
I saw this dress awhile ago and have loved it ever since. The dip-dyed bottom and sheer, architectural top shows the artistic influence of Miami. A flower tucked into loose waves gives a feminine, tropical look and dare to never be afraid of color with a peach sapphire ring.
Living: Living room from Miami Home & Decor / Alex Rodriguez’s home from Homes.com / Modern Miami home from Houzz.com / Balcony Seating from Home Adore
Wedding: Lounge setting from Hostess With the Mostess / Backyard reception from Style Me Pretty / Minimalist table setting from Modern Party Ideas / Pantone chairs from Style Me Pretty
Beauty: Martha Webb dress from Scout / Loose waves from Style Me Pretty (via) / Peach Sapphire ring from Etsy
Mar 13From Hallways to Aisles: Bohemian
One thing you need to know about me is I want to travel the world. Emerge myself in other cultures, discover new traditions and learn so much more than books could ever teach me. And as spring and summer inch closer, I can’t help but dream of traveling to Morocco. Their bright, bold colors inject happiness into every room and there’s just something about those hanging lanterns that make everything seem so magical.
Inspired by: bold colors, pretty patterns, Marrakech, hanging lanterns, glitter and lace, fresh flowers, Moroccan leather poufs, ornate architecture, exotic and traditional design
I love the idea of a cocktail area filled with multi-colored Moroccan leather poufs and pretty, printed pillows. Hanging lanterns give a warm glow to the night while bright colored linens spruce up a table. Don’t forget to keep the design eclectic by adding unique decor items like animal figurines, elaborate vases and tons of candles!
Every bohemian bride has to complete their look with a crown of flowers and I just love a loose, fishtail braid for a romantic, boho-chic look. This Burnished Organza BHLDN gown has the perfect combination of sequins and silk lace while a braided gold ring out-does itself with simple beauty.