{Pinterest Picks} Week… Guestbook Ideas

We know you loved our first {Pinterest Pick} week… this week we are bringing it back! For our second week we are showcasing easy and creative guestbooks that any Nebraska bride can do!  We’ll showcase ideas that you can display in your new home & remember all the people that helped make your day special (instead of a guest book stashed in your cedar chest!)


Our first guest book idea is to by the initials of your first names along with an ampersand.  You can find letters at Pottery Barn kids, Craft Cuts, or Etsy.  Pick a color that will coordinate with your new home to paint them.  Grab a handful of fine point markers and you are set!  After your honeymoon – hang them up in your new home!

(Tip:  Test your markers/pens to make sure they won’t smudge/smear easily!)

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Photo Credit – Green Wedding Shoes via Pinterest


Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses in Nebraska {Trunk Show November 18 – 19}

Happy Halloween Everyone!

We are happy to announce that Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic} is hosting an Amsale Bridesmaid Collection Trunk Show November 18-20.

Crinkle chiffon Amsale bridesmaid gowns available at Ready or Knot

G587C, G661C, G659C in crinkle chiffon

Remember during a trunk show, we will have dresses from the designer that we don’t usually have in store… This will be the only time you can try on these dresses in Omaha. Did you find your perfect bridesmaid gown from Amsale?

Short bridesmaid dresses from Amsale in crinkle chiffon available at Ready or Knot

G450C, G577C, G553C, G454C, G456C, G554C in crinkle chiffon

Amsale dresses are very classic and romantic.  Long or short, they will be perfect for any Nebraska wedding during any season.  Your bridesmaids are guaranteed to love the way they look in these great fitting pieces!

Crinkle chiffon bridesmaid gowns from Amsale available at Ready or Knot

G561C, G583C in crinkle chiffon

Come see why everyone who tries Amsale bridesmaid dresses falls in love with them!  Grab your bridal party and make an appointment to outfit them today! {402.885.4883}

Bridal Market Recap

My first trip to NYC for bridal market was a whirlwind!  For those of you who have always wondered what it is like – here are the highlights from bridal market:

2011 Bridal Market at the Piers

Bridal Market at the Piers

It was so exciting to finally see the NYC showroom of Modern Trousseau, meet the amazing team at Modern Trousseau and of course see their fabulous new wedding gown designs.

Michaela by Modern Trousseau

Michaela by Modern Trousseau

We can’t wait for Maison & Michaela to arrive at Ready or Knot!

Jenny Yoo always sets the trend for bridesmaid dresses so I couldn’t wait to see her new styles.  Jenny Yoo’s new Keira & Aidan dresses can be wore in several ways.  All your bridesmaids can buy one dress but wear it in their own unique way!

Jenny Yoo "Keira" & "Aidan" bridesmaid dresses

Keira & Aidan by Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo also debuted several new wedding gowns.  Here are 2 of my favorites!

Jenny Yoo Wedding Gowns - Gorgeanne & Sophie

Gorgeanne & Sophie by Jenny Yoo

Who couldn’t resist Ivy & Aster’s adorable booth?  Swan Lake is a show stopper and caught my eye immediately!  Love the removable shrug with Oh Joy.

Ivy & Aster's Oh Joy wedding dress

Oh Joy by Ivy & Aster

Ivy & Aster's Swan Lake wedding dress

Swan Lake by Ivy & Aster

I was able to sneak some time with my favorite New York City Ready or Knot fans!  I had a fabulous supper with Carly & Philip and even had a Millard North graduate as our waiter (he loved that he found two fellow Nebraskans!).  Monday night was a rare treat for me to see the fabulous West Village where my dear friend Elizabeth lives.  It included a stop to Magnolia Bakery and the best taxi service ever! 🙂

Nebraska Fall Wedding Trend Alert {Purple Chic}

Why do we love purple??

Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious… perfect for invoking the loveliness of fall into your wedding.

Purple bridesmaid dresses available at Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic}

Amsale bridesmaid dresses in eggplant and violet

Purple is also associated with royalty and symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance.  Let your bridesmaids stand out in and shade of this majestic color!

Purple palette bridesmaid dresses from Amsale, Jenny Yoo and Anna Elyse available at Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic}

Amsale, Jenny Yoo and Anna Elyse bridesmaid gowns with purple color palettes

This rich color can be paired with almost any color to make the perfect wedding color palette…

A deep eggplant purple with neutral tans or beige is an earthy, conservative color combination with a touch of the mystery.

Green and purple can be a striking combination in deep or bright jewel tones or use lighter shades for a cheerful, springlike feel.

Pink, gray and purple have a feminine appeal.

Grab your bridesmaids and make an appointment with us today to fit them in purple!

Photo Credit – Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks and DNG Photography via Pinterest

Color Palettes from – Ivy & Aster and The Perfect Palette



Ready or Knot’s Featured Designer… Modern Trousseau

Designed & Made with Love in the USA

Find the perfect couture gown made with fine French laces, imported silks, delicate beadwork and the impeccable design that makes Modern Trousseau unique.

Meet the designer of Modern Trousseau, Callie Tein…

Modern Trousseau's Callie Tein, designs in Nebraska sold exclusively at Ready or Knot

Callie Tein

 “Nothing less than perfect is the standard Callie Tein sets for the Modern Trousseau line of bridal gowns and mother of the occasion dresses.  This originates from her belief that one’s wedding day is one of the most special days of a woman’s life, and the bride should remember herself looking and feeling gorgeous. Ultimately, a Modern Trousseau gown by Callie Tein is a one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art created to mark that very special moment when a woman becomes a bride.” {Modern Trousseau}

Michaela by Modern Trousseau available at Ready or Knot


 You will fall in love with her lace as much as we have. Made exclusively for Modern Trousseau, their lace is unique to them and their dresses.

Astor from Modern Trousseau


For the traditional bride with a modern and sophisticated twist, you will look exquisite in any of Modern Trousseau’s elegant and unforgettable designs.

Regan from Modern Trousseau


Admire Modern Trousseau’s Spring 2012 bridal collection here.

Call and make an appointment today to find the dress of your dreams at

Ready or Knot! {402.885.4883}