Archive for June, 2012

Fashion Friday: Tufts of Tulle
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

One thing is for sure… there was no shy use of tulle in the Spring 2013 bridal collections.  During bridal week, I found this graceful, sheer fabric gathered, draped, layered, tiered, ruffled, and tufted in every which way!  Peek at the styles below and you’ll see what I mean.  First up- a wow tulle cape by ODLR!

no. 1 Oscar de la Renta

no. 2 Reem Acra

no. 3 Lazaro

no. 4 Amsale

no. 5 Marchesa

no. 6, 7, & 8 by Monique Lhuillier

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Rich & Glam San Jose Wedding by JC Page Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Here’s a little something from JC Page Photography that we’re just fawning over.  Shavon and Stefan married in November at The Ranch in San Jose.  Their fall wedding featured a rich palette of crimson, ebony, and plum with a splash of bling!  Over here at PW, we’re suckers for glam style and my-oh-my, are we loving these Manzanita branch décor elements.

Shavon wore a simply stunning White One gown; her look was contrasted by the bridesmaid’s black chiffon dresses.  Deep eggplant and crimson bouquets by Asiel Design added just the right amount of bold, rich color!

Despite a location snag due to some weather, Shavon and Stefan’s day flowed beautifully. They didn’t get the mountainous backdrop that they had hoped for, but the move from an outdoor to an indoor setting made the ceremony more intimate and cozy!  Afterwards, they hosted a reception that was non-stop glamour.

With the help of their planner, Tanya Guidry, every style element was pieced together perfectly.  Even the cake by Ana’s Creative Baking featured black floral and crystal accents!

These photos capture such warmth, intimacy, and joy… and really, there is nothing better than that! ♥

Happy wishes Shavon and Stefan!

Photos by JC Page Photography

Bridal gown designer: White One from Dori Anne Veils

Bridal shoes by Enzo Angolini

Bridesmaid’s dresses by  Priscilla of Boston

Flowers by Asiel Designs

Hair by Shannon Etier

Ceremony and Receptions Site: The Ranch

Linen Rentals: Napa Valley Linens

Caterer: The Ranch

Cake by Ana’s Creative Baking

Wedding Planning by Tanya Guidry


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DIY Wednesday: Farm Fresh Favors
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Wedding Favors

By: Victoria Hudgins

If you’re having a farm wedding, or a casual, summertime celebration, this one’s for you!  A dish towel fruit tote is the perfect way to say, “thanks for sharing our day!”  You’ll earn brownie points for the organic goodness inside and best of all, you can coordinate the fabrics and patterns with your wedding colors and theme!

To make the totes, you will need a dish towel and fresh fruit.  To save money, you could also make these with fabric cut down to a 10×20 inch rectangles.

Step One.  Fill the cloth with fresh fruit.

Step Two. Taking the two opposite ends of the cloth,  wrap in and over the fruit;  tie the ends into a knot on top.

Step Three.  Attach a small note of thanks and send your guests home happily snacking.

So deliciously darling!

Photos and Project Styling by Victoria Hudgins


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Guest Post: Save the Dates with a Twist!
Posted by Kate. Filed under Things we heart, Wedding Invitations

Editor’s Note:  Today’s post was contributed by the fabulous Rachel from Benign Objects… an absolute expert when it comes to discussing utterly unique stationery concepts.  Enjoy!

Over the past few years, brides and grooms-to-be have become increasingly creative when it comes to crafting a show-stopping Save the Date. After all, Save the Dates are the very first thing your guests will see, so they should really set the tone for your wedding. From whimsical to elegant, there are a bevy of beautiful and unique ways to set your special day apart from the typical photo postcard Save the Date or magnet.

Check out some of the amazingly cool inspirations below.


no. 1 Decoder Save the Dates

Photo by Kellan Studios

The bride, Ming, created these Save the Dates herself and bought the decoder glasses online for about .20 a piece. She has her own design company now called Pounding Mill Press. Source: Ruffled Blog


no. 2 Pencil Us In Save the Dates

I love these clever Save the Dates from Mèlangerie Inc; they can be found here. All the info is customizable and you can even include a message on the pencil.


 no. 3 Confetti Save the Date + no. 4  Tie Save the Date

Left: Photo by nBarret Photography; Right: Photo by Orange2Photo

Left: A Save the Date like this one by Southern Fried Paper practically guarantees a wedding that’s not to be missed! Source: Green Wedding Shoes

Right: This is a wonderful, and very DIY-able approach to a Save the Date. A bunch of vintage ties and an iron-on logo make for a very unique nuptial notice. This creative idea resulted in an unexpected surprise- many of the guests wore the ties to the wedding!


no. 5 Handkerchief Save the Date

Something that serves the dual purpose of being informative and a keepsake, such as these custom printed handkerchiefs by Benign Objects, makes for an unforgettable gesture.


no. 6 Balloon Save the Date

Balloons are great for setting the tone for a super fun wedding, like these from Martha Stewart.  You can make your own at Balloon Imprinters.


no. 7 Plantable Save the Dates

Photo by Pat Furey

Lowcountry Press  created these very eco-friendly Save the Dates. The bride and groom were inspired by the concept of putting down roots with their wedding, so they decided to incorporate handmade ceramic plant markers and letterpress printed text on plantable paper.  Source: Oh So Beautiful Paper


no. 8 Calendar Save the Dates

Here’s a festive, State Fair-inspired 12-month calendar Save the Date that will actually look chic on a fridge. It goes beyond a typical magnet Save the Date but is also affordable. Check them out here.

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