Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kellie's Chicago Room 1520 Wedding

Wow, what a wedding at Room 1520 in Chicago. The chic lighting created by Art of Imagination, amazing catering complete with a whiskey bar by Pure Kitchen Catering, a delectable sweet table by Sweet Tables Chicago, soft flowers by Fleur and Toast & Jam DJ's rocked the floor!  Arizona based photographers, Jason & Anna captured the essence of love and fun.   Thanks Kellie for being a wonderful client and letting us accessorize you!

Getting ready at The Hotel Sax
The Benjamin Adams Evening Collection, the Gaga shoe in Silver Silk
First Official Kiss At Room 1520
Sitting Pretty At The Hotel Sax

Very pretty and pretty decadent!
Everyone loved the unique Whiskey Bar
The difference lighting makes, Art Of Imagination nails it!
Good Night Sweethearts, a simply splendid wedding for a wonderful couple!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Arrival: Black Enamel Cuff

This spectacular new cuff bracelet has just the right amount of glam with a touch of goth that pairs perfectly with some of the new wedding gowns that are showcasing a dash of black, especially this magnificent Vera Wang gown modeled by Gwen Stefani.
This stretch cuff is certainly a statement bracelet. Crafted in France using jet black enamel and set with tiny crystals, Edwardian in design and attractively priced at $98.  We have just a few of these to go around so ring us to order or with any questions.
Our new wide cuff with intricate filigree, black enamel and set with tiny Swarovski crystals  $98

Gwen Stefani wearing Vera Wang and retro style pink sunglasses

This fabulous tea length frock from the 2013 bridal collection by Isaac Mizrahi
A glamorous Maggie Sottero gown trailing with jet embroidery and a nice enhancement to the waist

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Orleans Wedding - Suzanne

Suzanne's New Orleans wedding was a perfect blend of southern charm and quintessentially French touches, from her gorgeous bouquet of French anemones to a classic croquembouche cake. And of course, what better place than Louisiana to hold a tres chic southern style affair? Brocato Photojournalism did an amazing job of capturing this beautiful wedding...and it doesn't hurt that Suzanne is gorgeous, either. She looks very much the southern belle, n'est c'est pas

Suzanne's Allure Alencon Lace Gown with her custom lace veil made by The Left Bank

The "Caterina" comb by Haute Bride

Photography: Brocato Photojournalism // Brides' accessories: The Left Bank // Locations: Oaklawn ManorThe Columns Hotel

Friday, August 10, 2012

Celebrity Inspiration: Natalie Portman's Understated Big Sur Wedding

Natalie Portman's recent nuptials to dancer Benjamin Millepied were a wonderful nod to her Jewish faith and his French nationality. Natalie Portman isn't really the type of celebrity to splash her wedding on the cover of every other tabloid, so details on her big day are somewhat sparse -- but the few we do have sound absolutely lovely.

{ via OneWed }
The couple married in Big Sur, California surrounded by friends and family (including Ivanka Trump and Macauly Culkin). The 45-minute ceremony featured oceanside views, a chuppah made of twigs and of course Millepied stomping on a glass to cheers of "Mazel tov!" The couple served a vegan menu (in accordance with Portman's diet) and chose French macarons in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. Guests took home wildflower seed packets as favors adorned with a "Merci" from the new couple.

{ via OneWed }
Portman wore a simple tea-length dress designed for her by friends Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte and accessorized it with a crown of flowers, nude pumps, and a veil. Love the look? Incorporate a few Natalie-inspired pieces into your own wedding ensemble:

Clockwise from left: Fancy New York "Vivian" Dress // Sara Gabriel "Lauren Veil"
Laura Jayne "La Reve" Bandeau // Benjamin Adams "Neve" Shoes
What do you think of Natalie's traditional Jewish wedding meets California meets France wedding?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Country Chic Wedding: Maureen + Chris

Maureen and Chris had an absolutely breathtaking wedding in Maureen's hometown of Peoria, IL - so rustic chic! Their wedding was filled with amazing details, from a dock custom built for their guests to the bridesmaids' cowboy boots to the tree trunk cake stand. It seems like there is something new and beautiful to discover every time you look at these amazing photos by Nakai Photography.

Maureen's Gorgeous Wedding Gown and The "Selena" Shoe by Salon

We adore this photograph with her "Something Blue" Cowboy Boots!

Gown: Ultimate Bride // Boots: Alcalas Western Wear) // Shoes: The Left Bank // Hair and makeup: Bloved Stylists // Floral: Enchanted Florist and Boutique // Planner: So Chic Events // Photography: Nakai Photography

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Real Wedding: Ashley + James

From the downtown Hotel Monaco location to the wonderful photo shoot on the Kenzie Street Bridge, Ashley and James' wedding just screams Chicago -- despite the fact that neither one is a Windy City native. Ashley is originally from Austin, Texas while James calls Wisconsin home, but the two knew a Chicago wedding would be the perfect location to bring their cross-country families together. Ashley's amazing eye for style and design is evident in every aspect of her wedding, and photographer Lorenzo de Gregorio did an amazing job of capturing every detail. If you're like us and just can't get enough of this gorgeous wedding, Ashley chronicled her wedding details on her blog -- which is every bit as stylish as she is!

Photography: Lorenzo de Gregorio // Ceremony: Assumption Catholic Church // Reception: Hotel Monaco // Floral: Flora Chicago // Desserts + Cake: Alliance Bakery // Personalized Flasks: Liquid Courage // Dress: Watters // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Jewelry: The Left Bank // Hair + Makeup: Carley Martin // Bridesmaids: J. Crew // Tuxedo: Tommy Hilfiger // Groomsmen: DKNY