soft, smooth skin in 4 easy steps

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash

*This post was written in partnership with Dove.  When it comes to your big day, it matters where you start! Before the lingerie, the gown, the makeup, the hair and accessories, you need radiant, soft, and flawlessly glowing skin. When it comes to wedding-worthy skin, Dove has you covered. Begin your bridal beauty routine in the shower with Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash. Like all Dove Body Washes, it provides softer, smoother skin after just one … [Continue reading]

honeymoon destination: trinidad, cuba

Honeymoon in Cuba

Now that Cuba is opening up more and more to American travelers and it's only going to get easier and easier to go, why not think of a honeymoon there? It’s romantic, unique, and if you’re a bride with a vintage leaning, you really couldn’t choose a better place to fall in love all over again. Trinidad, Cuba is out of the hustle and bustle of night-life loving Havana, nestled in the verdant center of the island, and utterly lost in time. It has been a UNESCO … [Continue reading]

blue botanical bridal + boudoir

Botanical Bridal Session

In today’s beautiful shoot from Olga Siyanko and Natalia Savtyra we see a unique view of a bridal boudoir from the dress to the lingerie. The entire look is effortlessly feminine and with just the right amount of styling elements. The blue plus the botanic elements give this shoot a look that combines earth and sea against a pure white background that has a dose of charming character. I just adore it! *** Photography & Coordination: … [Continue reading]

vintage vinyl styled shoot with a surprise proposal

Surprise Proposal

From Kelly Marie Photography - “For this inspiration shoot, I wanted something fun and bright. I considered my own interests and took elements from my life. Being a collector of records, the idea seemed perfect! Working alongside Jennifer Verdon of So Eventful, we brought the idea to life with colorful tables and the incorporation of vinyl from the vases to the record adapter included in the boutonniere. Each of the vendors we worked with were wonderful and helped … [Continue reading]

colorful and bright summer wedding

Yellow, aqua. and pink bright summer wedding inspiration board

Nothing says summer wedding quite light bright and bold colors! Today’s wedding inspiration board uses bright aqua and yellow to amp up the summer heat, and softens the whole look with blush pink, sage, and peach. The two most unforgettable images in this wedding inspiration board are definitely that yellow skirt and amazing painted cake. Both are statements that really wow and are perfectly suited for a poolside, destination, or outdoor anywhere summer … [Continue reading]

paperswan bride revisited

New Zealand Wedding Dress Shop

Wellington's coolest little wedding dress boutique, Paperswan Bride, has recently relocated to a beautiful new store in Kelburn Village. You may remember the darling Paperswan from a previous boutique tour (see here) and today I’m super pleased to bring you the update! Although the move is only a short distance from the old store, the new premises is worlds apart. Oozing a feeling of luxury and exclusivity, the newly built character building with double fronted … [Continue reading]

naturally gorgeous bridal fashions

Naturally Beautiful Wedding Dresses

There’s so much to love about today’s wedding fashion editorial and the dresses from Ivory + Beau are just the beginning! What I really adore is how each of the three different brides’ natural beauty and personal style is allowed to shine through. From Ivory + Beau - “We came up with three models, and three types of brides. The boho bride, who likes to be free and comfortable. The second was girly, the bride who likes everything romantic and … [Continue reading]

rustic-luxe wedding in an old theatre

Rustic-luxe wedding ideas ⎪Andie Freeman Photography ⎪see more on:

From the designer Joshua Smith of Tailored Events - "The inspiration for the shoot came from The Georgia Theatre itself. I wanted to create an element of fantasy that the Theatre has while taking you somewhere else. Inspired by the amazing red curtains, the high ceilings and the aura of the stage itself, I wanted to enhance the rustic beauty of the building's structure.” From Tailored Events - “The plan was to create a warm, natural … [Continue reading]

tuscan wedding with a touch of whimsy

Destination wedding in Tuscany

With details and styling that you can really only ever pull off in Tuscany, today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Igloo Photo and Weddings in Tuscany mixes high fashion with gorgeous Italian backdrops, vintage furnishings, and a touch of whimsy. Wasn’t that shoot just so pretty? The fashions are divine and that cheese wheel wedding cake is a must for any wedding in the heart of Tuscany! *** Photography: Carla Penoncelli from Igloo Photo // … [Continue reading]

ethereal virginia wedding

Ethereal Virginia Wedding

With divine, ethereal details, today’s wedding editorial shoot from Elizabeth Fogarty couldn’t be any prettier. Photographed at The Little Workshop, it’s a breath of fresh air and a vision of beauty. There are so many details to love in this wedding inspiration shoot! The ring is definitely among my favorites. It’s so unique and utterly elegant, it pulls beauty from an unexpected place just like the rest of this editorial. See … [Continue reading]

vintage belle époque and edwardian wedding dresses

Belle Epoque wedding dress ⎪ruudC Fotografie ⎪see more on:

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. - Endymion (1818) by John Keats. From NamaNama - “When it turns winter in the Netherlands, shooting outside in summery bridal gowns is not really an option. Therefore, I was beyond excited when the photographer, ruudC Fotografie, showed me the images … [Continue reading]

mint to be – a classic garden wedding tablescape

Mint tablescape ⎪Laurie Perez Photography ⎪ see more on:

With details that define perfection, today’s mint to be themed tablescape shoot makes use of a classic home as the setting for a garden wedding reception area. Overflowing with fluffy, gorgeous blooms and sugary sweets, this wedding inspiration shoot from Laurie Perez Photography and Two Be Wed is simply exquisite! Are those ice cream cone wrappers the cutest? I just love how seamlessly tied-in together everything in this inspiration shoot is … [Continue reading]

ovid’s metamorphoses

Marsala Red Wedding

From High Emotion Weddings - “This wedding editorial is inspired by Ovid's "Metamorphoses" in an imperial setting in wonderful Vienna, Austria. It is an homage to the transformation one undergoes when falling in love, when two individuals become one. It is the story of a maiden who is very much alike Narcissus, being passionately in love with her own beauty, pleasures and independence, who turns into a self-confident, charming young lady once she falls in love … [Continue reading]

how to survive a wedding expo

Wedding Expo Tips

I recently had the pleasure of representing my favorite St. Lucian hotel, The Landings, at Houston’s Bridal Extravaganza and boy oh boy did I learn A LOT. I toured the aisles, met other vendors, and gleaned some tips for you from passing brides! Plus – read on for a bridal expo pros and cons interview from a real bride. Bridal Expos can be huge and overwhelming. Bridal shows in big cities, like the one I attended in Houston will have anywhere from 600 to over … [Continue reading]