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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ballet Chic

Edgar Degas 

A romantic at heart, I absolutely love the ballet. Tchaikovsky is my favorite composer. Romeo and Juliet; my favorite play, classic film, as well as one of my favorite ballets.  I was so excited come season six of SITC when Carrie falls in love with a brilliant but troubled artist, Petrovsky, who was protrayed by one of the most talented and renowned dancers of all time, Mikhail Baryshnikov. In one scene, he runs after a mugger. You clearly see genuine admiration in Sarah Jessica Parker's eyes (or is that my romanticized perception?).

The ballet themed wedding is all about romance.  I think of lithe yet powerful bodies, and long, graceful limbs. 

When I think of this color scheme I think pink, pink, pink. Ballet pink, of course, goes without saying. There are also beautiful blushes, antique roses, and sweet, muted mauves. 






While choosing the invite to this event, don't inhibit your inner Giselle!!  Let loose and let your girly-girl fall in love!!

I love these beautiful invites from Paper Perfect



From Majestic Invitations on Loverly



Love the vintage feel of the script




The bridesmaid dress at this event should be sweet, delicate, and romantic, like the ballerina herself. 

Think sweet satins, tempting tulles, lovely lace.  

Dress from Aliexpress



By Avivaly. on Etsy







Here are a couple of sweet ideas for a ballerina flower girl. 

From girldressforless store on eBay



From Pegeen




Party favors for this event, obviously should reflect the ballet theme. Here are my picks. 

From Bellenza




Both by Martha Stewart






The bouquet should be delicate, sweet. I like the sweet ruffled petals of peonies and carnations; the hues of roses. 

Pam Scott




Idea from The Wedding Chicks.com archives




Bouquet by Kate Said Yes on Etsy





These are faux, but I still love the color!




For the cake, the same. Sweet, feminine. 

Sheer perfection. From a wedding featured on Magazine Four Seasons




This cake, a French croquetembouche by Preston Bailey Weddings, is amazing.


Photography credit:  Peggy Porschen 


This beauty is by Pink Cake Box





For the wedding china, I like the idea of a classy, clean plate, paired with a patterned plate. 

Monique Lhuillier for Waterford. At Bloomingdales. 




I normally don't like melamine for wedding china, but this print is so pretty!!!

Pastel Flower Dinner Plate. On Zazzle. 





I love this theme soooo much!!!!!  For the bride:

Perfect. Both gowns, Rosa Clara 





Lazaro. 




Aire Barcelona




Zuhair Murad




So Pretty!



Love this!




Photography credit:  Axioo

Gorgeous!



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Monday, June 24, 2013

Beachy Wedding Chic

The idea of a beach wedding always makes me smile.  As a teen, I watched surf competitions religiously because of my huge crush on professional surfer Kelly Slater.  I love the beach; the feel of sand between my toes, the blue skies, the sun on my skin.

For me, a beach wedding is all about ease, low-key, and boho-chic. When choosing a color palette, I'd choose colors indicative of the beach itself. Think soft muted beiges,




Sweet creams, 





and coastal sky blues. 





For invitations, I would veer away from nautical prep, and instead choose invitations with natural elements. Think starfish, sand, pukka shells. Here are a few ideas. 

These invitations from Hanahou Productions are just superb. 












I also love this idea from A Beach Wedding 



For a beach wedding bouquet, I truly love white.  Incorporate tropical flowers with small amounts of color. 









I'd use a bit more color such as muted green or soft, pale yellow for the bridesmaids' bouquets. 




When choosing a cake, simplicity is a must! Here are a few ideas. 

I love edible flowers. Incorporating them into your cake pairs so well with the naturalness of a beach wedding. This cake by Edith Hall is simply fantastic. 



This cake is wonderful; it accomplishes the use of faux shells and sand, but does so without being cheesy. 




Sweet, elegant.  By Classic Cakes of Jacksonville Beach, FL. 



For the china, you may choose a natural-looking theme such as the Vuelta Jars collection available in both blue or white from Bloomingdales. 





If you prefer something more refined, may I suggest the Bernardaud Dune Blue collection also available at Bloomingdales.



Party favors for the beach wedding should err on the side of the whimsical, and again, incorporate natural elements. 

I love this simple idea.


 
Idea from Tradisiwedding.



The bridesmaid at the beach should wear a dress with the same natural tones, and made of fabrics indicative of the fluidity of water.  Think lightweight, breezy fabrics such as chiffons, silks, charmeuse. I prefer this bridesmaid wear a short dress rather than long.


The next two gowns available at lyst.com, are sheer perfection. 




Donna Morgan dress via lyst



Dress via Aliexpress 






Here are a few options in blue. 


Céline Via Bluefly


Everpretty via Aliexpress.










For the flower girl, I'd choose same type of fabric and hue.  Soft. Sweet.

How delicate is this dress available from DHgate?



I also like this adorable frock from Little Miss Princess



Again, I've saved the best for last. Choosing the wedding gown.  For me the bride at the beach is about a laid-back sensibility. I'd choose a dress made of unstructured fabric. Think cool cottons, lightwight linen, soft, supple jersey. For this beautiful bride, I really love the elegant simplicity of the maxi dress. 

Helmut Lang available at lyst.com



BCBG



Banana Republic


 
Diane Von Furstenberg 






Elliot Claire dress available via marketplace.asos.com



For any bride, choosing the shoes for her special day is almost important as choosing the gown. For the beach bride, I suggest footless sandals embellished with pretty pearls. 


The following three looks available via Etsy are sure to please. 












Jewelsbymichele





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