Posts Tagged ‘crimson’

Fashion Friday: An Elegant Black Tie Bridal Ensemble
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Bridal Fashion, Wedding Dress

Weddings come in all shapes, sizes, and styles these days. And while we love a casual backyard celebration as much as the next gal, there’s something to be said for getting (way) dressed up to say ‘I do’. So, on this Fashion Friday, we’ve whipped up a supremely elegant,  Art Deco-inspired ensemble fit for the fanciest bride on the block. Pops of deep crimson paired with sparkly statement earrings (and a belt!) amp up the glam factor of this sultry halter gown, and a maribou purse is equal parts playful and chic.

More Wedding Outfit Ideas: Miami Glam Bridesmaid • Uptown Chic Bride • Southern Garden Bridesmaid

Where to Buy: BCBG Oversized Rhinestone Cocktail Earrings ($88) • Ann Taylor Maribou Feather Clutch ($135) • Nicole Miller Embellished Satin Bridal Sash ($330) • Chanel Matte Lipstick in L’Exquise ($34) • Badgley Mischka ‘Ginnie’ Peep Toe Pump ($130) • Giambattista Valli Twisted Crepe Gown ($2,395)

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Classic Beauty in Washington D.C. by Abby Jiu Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Melanie and Mohsin’s D.C. wedding is a true dose of classic beauty.  The couple met while attending law school at the University of Richmond, and now, working as attorneys, they reside in Northern Virginia. Marrying just across the street from the White House at The Hay-Adams, the couple used their adoration of the city as inspiration.  Without further ado, dive into this post of exquisite photos by Abby Jiu Photography.  

Those bridal portraits are absolutely breathtaking, no?  Melanie wore a soft and romantic Rivini gown, and adorned her look with a fur bolero and embellished veil.  A crimson bridal bouquet of dahlias and garden roses by Sidra Forman radiated rich autumn colors.  The fall foliage was at its peak, and Lafayette Park was the  perfect backdrop for photos. The ceremony took place at 11:30 in the morning and was followed by a brunch reception complete with a jazz band.

With the capitol as their inspiration, a city skyline element was brought into the programs and table décor.  They couldn’t resist tying the law in somehow, so each of their tables was named after a Supreme Court justice!  Simply Chic Events implemented the classic palette of red and ivory with black accents with fresh style, and Abby Jiu captured it naturally and beautifully.

After an afternoon of music and great food,  the celebration continued into the evening with a party at The Hamilton.  The couple was sent off in style, with Melanie changing into a darling Kate Spade frock.

Wishing these two all the beauty and happiness in the world!

Photos by Abby Jiu Photography

Wedding Planning by Jessica Brown of Simply Chic Events

Bridal Gown by Rivini; Send-off Dress by Kate Spade

Bridal Shoes by Something Bleu

Bridesmaid Dress by Elie Tahari

Florals by Sidra Forman

Venue: The Hay-Adams

Calligraphy by Meant to Be Calligraphy

Ceremony Musicians: Sterling Artists Crystal Strings

Cake by Kendall’s Cakes


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A Glam Crimson Romance by Jerry Yoon Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding sure has gotten me in a festive mood with rich crimson accents absolutely everywhere.  Jason and Wendy met in college, but didn’t kindle a romance until six years later.  They fell completely in love, became engaged in the winter of 2011, then spent the following year planning their dream day.  Wendy has a flair for sparkle, and I have to admit I’m totally taken by the rhinestone accents, and formal, romantic styling.  With a palette of crimson, grey and ‘bling,’ you know something special is in store.  Enjoy their gorgeous story in photos by Jerry Yoon Photography.

Wendy says: I’ve been planning my wedding day since I was fifteen. When I found my soul mate, there was no doubt I was willing to put in the work to create the perfect day; from choosing the most decadent dinner menu to finding the most timeless dress. I love all things sparkly…diamonds and rhinestones were a must! The Legion of Honor was a perfect canvas for what we wanted to achieve. The stone courtyard, the tall columns, the elegant theater, and the reception room emphasized the theme: red, grey, and bling! While I focused on how I wanted the wedding to look, Jason was only concerned about one thing- the food! He made sure every appetizer and main entrée was delicious and memorable.

A reception of warm decadence followed the outdoor ceremony in the stone courtyard of the Legion of Honor.  I’m having no problem at all reveling in their beautiful devotion to plan a truly special day.  Wishing these two decades of romance and love, love love…

Read the full story and see even more photos here.

Photos by Jerry Yoon Photography

Bridal Gown by Paloma Blanca from Gabrielle’s Bridal

Bridal Shoes by Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses by David’s Bridal

Hair and Make-Up by Ann Li of A List Make-Up

Florals by HP Flowers

Venue: Legion of Honor

Cake by The Cake Maker

Wedding Coordination by Stefanie Chu of Stellify Events


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Romantic Luxe Portrait Session by Joel Bedford Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography

I can’t tell you how in love with this portrait session I am.  The couple?  So gorgeous. The flowers?  Stunning. That Reem Acra gown?  Totally dreamy.  Joel Bedford did such an incredible job with this one.  Mat and Shannon have been together for a very long time (since 1999)!  and they married in a destination wedding a few years back.  After having their first son, Beau, and returning to Ottawa- the city where they met- it was the perfect time to relive the wedding experience. Justyna and Joel took the lead producing a romantic, luxe portrait session for them.  Feast your eyes, friends…

Michelle VandenBosch designed the stunning textured bouquet of orchids, cock’s comb and dahlias. It’s downright one of the most beautiful fall bouquets I’ve ever laid eyes on.   Shannon’s side braid was accented by a few pretty blooms creating a look of relaxed, natural luxury. 

A big thanks to Justyna and Joel… and many congratulations to Shannon and Mat on thirteen years together!

(Read more of their love story down below)…

Photography by Joel Bedford Weddings

Florals by Permanent Petals by Michelle VandenBosch

Bridal Gown by Reem Acra from The White Dress

Hair and Make-up by Danika Gagnon

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