Posts tagged ‘details’

February 14, 2011

{Dresses}: BHLDN is here!

by Emily Grace

Behold y’all, BHLDN is here!

The moment that I have been anticipating has finally arrived. I was up bright and early this morning, and there I sat, on my couch in my pajamas, Law and Order SVU on the tv, scoping out the new wedding line from Anthropologie, BHLDN. Hope you got a sweet visual there.

Anyway, I’ve gotta say, I love the stuff, the dresses are unique and out of the ordinary, the accessories are precious and eclectic, and I’m obsessed with the cover-ups, but overall, I’m a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong the stuff is beautiful, but I can’t really get behind a $200 headband. I was honestly hoping that we were finally going to get the wedding line that not only impresses, but brings bride’s wonderful accessories and details at an affordable price, but that’s not what I’m seeing. The dresses and such are great and are somewhat reasonably priced and along the lines of what Anthropologie already offers, but I had a bit of sticker shock on some of the offerings. However, do check it out, and there is so much more to come over the next few months.

Here is some of the eye candy I found.

Loving the shorter length and the flattering silhouette of the Fondant Tea Dress and crazy about the low bow detail on the Sweeping Taffeta Ball Gown. I just love bows, and I like that they did a bow in a completely different way than most gowns.

Again, it’s all about the details here! I just want to wear these dresses everyday. They are unique and fun, and would be flattering on so many body types. They can also work with more formal weddings as well as more casual depending upon the accessories that you pair with them, and knowing Anthropologie, I’m thinking the material is quality and comfortable. Yes, please!

Bows! Bows! Bows! I think these are just so super cute. Great details and a perfect way to add a unique statement to your wedding day attire. I love headbands because it keeps my wild hair out of my eyes, and I just love the statements that these BHLDN accessories make. Here comes the but. I love them, but I cannot imagine paying more than $30 for a headband, belt, sash, whatever it may be. Maybe that makes me cheap, but most of these accessories are more than $100. For wedding attire, it’s pretty typical, but I suppose I’m still disappointed.

At the end of my browsing experience, I’m relatively pleased. I feel like things are starting to move in the right direction. I love that we’re seeing unique dresses, accessories, and a sense of personality that brides can bring to their weddings. Now, I just can’t wait until retailers start charging reasonable prices, instead of jacking up costs because of the word “wedding.” Until then, I’ll still be browsing the regular stores and looking for bargains (clearance section, you’re my only hope).

Check out BHLDN for yourself, and let me know what you think. What is your initial reaction? And how do you feel about the prices? Do you think BHLDN is living up to all the hype?

February 11, 2011

{Sweet Details}: Bunting

by Emily Grace

I’ve been finding myself totally obsessed lately. Obsessed with fun details, and the obsession isn’t ceasing.

Bunting is something that has caught my eye for some time now. It’s been used in so many clever way and has come far beyond the tacky plastic draping over car dealerships. The fun vibrant fabrics are a great way to add a pop of color to your event or to share a sweet message.

Bunting Invite Printables (**and they’re FREE) (…sorry guys, this deal is no longer valid, please check out the free bunting printable invitations provided by The Wedding Chicks.)

Vibrant Open-air Bunting as seen on The Wedding Decorator

Table Bunting as seen on Once Wed

Dessert Table Decorations as seen on 2nd Floor Living

The Original Cake Bunting by KikiLaRu

There are so many creative uses for bunting. What a wonderful decor item that is simple to incorporate into your event in a variety of ways.

What are your favorite uses of bunting?

xoxo,

Emily

February 8, 2011

{Sweet Details}: Photo Props II

by Emily Grace

Here I go again about the sweet little detail of photo props. Using props in a photo session is a purely genius idea especially for those who tend to be camera shy. Whether it be engagement photos, wedding portraits, holiday card photos, or even headshots, props are a great way to loosen up, have fun, and flash a REAL winning smile.

Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration

I know I always feel extremely awkward taking photos, and this is something that has helped me tremendously. I’ve gone this route in my Christmas cards for the past two years, and I would absolutely love to have a fun head shot done in this manner (don’t you just love this one of Amy Poehler)! Throw some confetti in the air, hold up a special message out of Scrabble letters, use a fun disguise, hold a delicious looking cupcake, but most of all, be yourself.

I’m not necessarily encouraging you to hide your face behind balloons, but allow your fun personality shine through. Not all of us are lucky enough to be incredibly photogenic, perhaps a few of these fun ideas will help put you at ease and leave you with not only stunning pictures, but pictures that truly represent you!

 

***I was unable to find the original sources for these photos. If you know the original source, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

February 8, 2011

{Dresses}: Anthropologie’s BHLDN

by Emily Grace

The day is almost here! In less than one week the launch of BHLDN will happen. What is BHLDN you ask? It is Anthropologie’s new wedding line that is to be launched on Valentine’s Day. Everything has been pretty hush hush, and they’ve only given us little tastes of what the new line will be like, but nevertheless, I’m pumped.

Here’s a little excerpt from one of their emails explaining more about the new line.

Doesn’t this make you itch for more? With ecclectic weddings on the rise and many brides describing the looks they want as being inspired by Anthropolgie, nothing could be greater and more satisfying than a line coming from the source of inspiration itself.

Stay tuned for a look from the launch on Valentine’s Day. Now this is LOVE! Go to BHLDN now to sign up for email updates and see a few teaser pictures of what’s to come. We already can’t wait for the second launch of invitation and decorations in May. Thank you Anthropologie for answering the need.

xoxo

Emily

December 5, 2010

{Sweet Details}: Photo Props

by Emily Grace

I’m well aware that this trend isn’t entirely new, but it is one I’m still undeniably obsessed with. Photo props! Photobooths and engagement shoots using fun and unique props came in full force by the end of 2009 and has maintained popularity through 2010 {where will it be taken in 2011?}, but I love how it allows couples and guests to show their personality and have a little fun, especially when photos can be somewhat awkward.

Such props include, but are not limited to:  fake mustaches, bicycles, oversized picture frames, balloons, banners, umbrellas, and fun hats.  Enjoy some of the awesome prop photos that I absolutely adore.

Top Row: Maile Lani Wedding Photography

Bottom Row: The Image is Found and PlayingGrownUp on Etsy

 

I’m absolutely in LOVE with PlayingGrownUp!  There are so many adorable things you can purchase at that Etsy shop to bring together so many fun special details at your event. Maybe it’s my obsession with chalkboards at the moment or perhaps because some the items remind me of things that I too create, but regardless, you must check out the shop.

Looking to do props on a tighter budget? I also came across these great DIY printables on The Pretty Blog. Print them on a heavy weight cardstock, attach a craft stick, and you’re set for photobooth fun!

Alright, I’m off for my own photoshoot prop fun! Wish me luck, and of course I’ll post pictures of it. Have a wonderful Sunday Funday!

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