Pinterest Picks are Back – Wedding Favors

Bringing back another Pinterest Pick Week to Ready or Knot! We are seeing some great adorable ideas for wedding favors (not your typical Nebraska soda koozie) and we love to share! For everyone who needs a little caffeine boost this Monday morning, this is for you. Enjoy…

Creative wedding favor

This favor is originally from a bridal shower, but we think it would work great for the tea loving bride and groom. A great DIY project, The SoHo filled test tubes with loose chocolate mint tea is a cute display that your guests will love! We found test tubes all over Etsy that you can easily fill with any of your favorite tea flavors.

Coffee beans in burlap bags as a wedding favor

To round out the caffeine addiction, we found DIY burlap bags filled with coffee beans from Intimate Weddings cleverly named “The Perfect Blend”. Not ready to sew your own burlap bags with these DIY directions? No problem, we also found some on Etsy! If you are your groom are coffee lovers, this is the cute way to share your love with your guests. And it is something they will surely use (maybe even the day after the wedding!)

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Wedding Styling Wrap Up & Giveaway

Happy Friday everyone!

To wrap up our series on wedding styling we are sharing a few of our group pictures, taken by the amazingly talented Cassondra of Sammy and Me Photography. Together you can see our three very different wedding looks– boho chicold hollywood glamour, and dramatic beauty. These three styles show just a few of the endless wedding looks you can create for you and your wedding party. Wardrobe styling for a wedding (& engagement pictures) can be one of the most exciting (and sometimes stressful) parts of preparing for your big day. If you would like assistance with this task, please visit Natalie’s website for more information on wedding styling and feel free to contact her with questions.

And finally – a GIVEAWAY!

If you are a bride-to-be who has yet to take engagement photos, you can enter here to win complementary engagement photo styling by Natalie.  Natalie will meet the winner to discuss inspiration for one engagement photo look, look at any item(s) you’ll want to work with from your current wardrobe, and then join you for up to one hour of personal shopping to create a complete look.

To enter, follow her blog by at least one of the following ways: subscribe to email updates, like sequined silver lining on Facebook, or follow sequined silver lining on bloglovin (all three buttons are in the upper right-hand corner of the blog). Then, leave a comment below telling Natalie why you would like her to style your engagement photos (only one entry per person please). The giveaway will run for one week and a winner will be chosen at random from all entries on Friday, May 4th.  Good luck!

Credits and endless thanks to the following:

Photography: Cassondra of Sammy and Me Photography

Wardrobe Styling: Natalie of Sequined Silver Lining

Makeup: Erin Bragg of MAC

Hair: Cheryl Schuetz of hair.TECH

Accessories: Piper

Furniture: Tweed Couch

Ginestra Wreath: Blooms in Rockbrook Village

Our unbelievably gorgeous models: Sarah Liken, Maya Taylor, and Dani Dubay

Bridal Trends from Market – Part II

We are back with our second part of our trends from bridal market last week.  It is always so exciting to give our brides a sneak peek on what they will be seeing in the store this fall. Miss part 1 of our market trends?  Check it out here.

Parisian Influences

The theme of this year’s Ivy & Aster collection was “Chic Parisian” & we couldn’t be more excited.  Fabulous details and show stopping backs highlight this collection.

Angelique by Ivy & Aster

Angelique by Ivy & Aster

Brigitte by Ivy & Aster

Brigitte by Ivy & Aster

Genevieve by Ivy & Aster

Genevieve by Ivy & Aster

Peplum Skirts

Peplum skirts were ALL the rage at this year’s market.  Legends by Romona Keveza showcased a stunning example complete with a removable peplum skirt for two looks!

Legends by Romona Keveza

Legends by Romona Keveza

 (On a personal note)- I love this trend so much that this dress from Zara might have came back to Omaha in my suitcase. :)

Fabulous New Textures

Looking for something unique other than lace?  This market definitely had something for you.  Nicole Miller made a splash with this “bohemian” inspired wedding dress.

Nicole Miller

New Nicole Miller wedding dress

 Regan was such a popular dress in Oyster that they decided to offer it in Diamond White.

Modern Trousseau's "Regan"

Modern Trousseau's Regan in Diamond White

La Sposa

New La Sposa wedding dress

You may be seeing more skirts like this from La Sposa at Ready or Knot this fall! ;)

 

Stylized Wedding Day Look – Dramatic Beauty

Last by not least . . .

We are back with the third installment of our wedding dress styling series.  Today’s wedding look was inspired by: romance, whimsy, drama, timelessness, beauty, a formal wedding (possibly a black tie affair), ballroom dancing, the love of tulle.  Natalie from Sequined Silver Lining & Cassondra from Sammy & Me Photography did a fabulous job showcasing the jaw dropping gorgeousness of our model Dani.  (I still think she is secretly a professional model . . . do you remember her from this post?)

Wallis by Modern Trousseau

Dani is wearing the Wallis by Modern Trousseau: a full tiered tulle ball gown skirt, with tulle-wrapped bodice making it statement-making, dramatic, & utterly girly.

We styled this wedding look to showcase one side of Dani’s personality.  Our model Dani is a chameleon, meaning she can rock absolutely anything.  Similarly, Dani’s personality is multi-faceted and full of juxtapositions.  She lights up a room and is so fun to be around, but she is also so sweet, with a heart of gold.  On one hand, Dani is so beautiful, delicate, lithe and graceful, but on the other she is unbelievably striking, fierce, and edgy.  With this dress, we wanted to play up the soft, delicate side with a touch of whimsy, but also showcase Dani’s dramatic flare.  The result was a dress that brought out Dani’s inner princess, but with an edge.  For an extra pop we added the Bernadette Clip from Sara Gabriel at Dani’s hip and finished her look with Nina’s Celia Earrings.  (Her ring was borrowed from Natalie).

Tori Veil by Sara Gabriel

Dani’s Hair (by Cheryl Schuetz of Hair.Tech in Rockbrook Village): The ultimate glamour girl hairstyle for Dani was the huge “bun of all buns”. Dani has thick, long hair, which worked perfectly for this voluminous, dramatic style.  A bun is also unabashedly feminine & a bridal hair trend this season.  The Tori Veil by Sara Gabriel is a precious tulle face blusher that compliments the tulle skirt of the dress, and plays into our soft, romantic look with with an air of drama.  Altogether, the combination of the dramatic bun and the delicate veil is bold yet tasteful.

Wallis by Modern Trousseau

Dani’s Makeup (by Erin Bragg of MAC): Our goal was to bring drama to Dani’s piercing eyes with a smoky, purple haze (which matched Dani’s pale lilac manicure).  To contrast, Erin kept the lip soft and demure– again, highlighting the juxtaposition of the feminine and the edgy that brings Dani’s whole look together.

Wallis by Modern Trousseau

This is your look if:  you want to wear a once in a lifetime dress for your wedding, have always dreamed of something with a “wow” factor, want a sophisticated twist to a princess dress, are comfortable with all eyes on you, are a true girly-girl, are a true romantic.

Possible Venue Match-Up: St. John’s Church with reception at the Durham Western Heritage Museum or the Hilton.

Complementing Bridesmaids’ Dresses:  Any long crinkle chiffon Amsale bridesmaid dress in Blush

Stay tuned tomorrow for Natalie’s and me recap on how to style your wedding day look!