{Wedding Wednesday}

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I don’t know about you, but I could look at wedding photos for hours on end (actually, I do…). There is so much inspiration out there that it’s impossible to ever get tired of looking. I have a feeling I’m going to be in serious wedding inspiration withdrawal when my wedding is over. This has actually been a pretty quiet wedding planning week for me. I’m mainly working on an invitation design and deciding on a honeymoon destination. Hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday! Oh and don’t forget to enter the Pink Papaya contest for your chance to win one of my favorite products!


{Wedding Wednesday}

For this Wedding Wednesday I thought I’d share some of my own engagement photos that my fiance and I took with our incredible photographer- Brett Matthews Photography! We took them in Central Park on a gorgeous day in October (we got really lucky!)… I’m sure everyone is getting ready for their Thanksgiving feasts and I want to wish you all safe travels to your destinations. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂







Wedding Wednesday!

love the silhouette of this dress…


If all goes well, this week could possibly be the most successful wedding planning week thus far. A lot of things are getting crossed off my to-do list which makes me very, very happy! Among the items getting crossed off the list? Hair and makeup trials, day-of transportation, invitations, and ceremony music.


Wedding Wednesday!

I couldn’t help adding the last photo in.. Once you scroll down, you’ll see why! It’s been a busy week on set styling a photo shoot and I haven’t had a lot of time to think about wedding things, so this was a nice excuse to gather some inspiration. Enjoy!


wedding-cupcakespink-fade-cakegarden-weddingflower-girlThis little girl is just too precious!

Wedding Wednesday!

I haven’t given an update on my wedding planning in a while and things have been pretty busy. This past weekend, we had our tasting at the venue, and we also found our rehearsal dinner spot (check, check). Our main focus at the moment is planning our honeymoon (suggestions welcomed!), ceremony music (harp or string duo?) and booking day-of transportation. Once those items are finalized, I’ll be moving on to invitations (I’m sure my indecisive nature will make this task challenging). We recently had our engagement photography session in Central Park and I’m just itching to get the prints!  In the meantime, here’s some wedding inspiration…

 photos Stylemepretty.com

DIY: Glitter Pumpkins

Pretty, Pretty, Pumpkins!

Guest blogger: Julie Seiler


As my friends can attest, I typically love a dark, grim Halloween. But this year I was feeling a little more glam than goblin. So with the inspiration of Miss Martha Stuart, a dab of glue and a sprinkle of glitter, Halloween has never looked so beautiful! Whether you’re looking for a craft for the kiddies, outdoor décor, or a beautiful dinner table centerpiece, follow this DIY and bippity-boppity-boo your way to an impressive (and inexpensive!) Halloween!



Elmer’s glue, $2

Glitter, $3-4

Pumpkin (5”-8” diameter), $1- $3

1” sponge brush, $1

Newspaper/brown paper shopping bag

Bowl, cup, lid (to hold glue)

Tin foil


1. Lay newspaper down on your table/craft surface. (I also recommend using brown, paper shopping bags, as their already creased edges make it very easy to pour excess glitter back into the container. Just slice it up one side and cut off the bottom.)

2. Wash and thoroughly dry your pumpkin.


3. Feel like being fancy? With a pencil, draw or lightly impress the outline of your design directly onto your pumpkin.

4. Pour glue into bowl.

5. Using your sponge brush, generously apply Elmer’s glue to a section of your pumpkin. (You’ll have to use your judgment, as you do not want the glue to start drying.)


6. Generously sprinkle glitter atop the glue–Do not be shy!!! The excess glitter will be caught on your newspaper/paper bag and can be reused.


7. Continue steps 5 and 6 until you have a PRETTY, PRETTY, PUMPKIN!

8. Lay on tin foil to dry.





Tip: It is helpful to have a buddy! As you continue to cover your pumpkin in glitter, it can get tricky to hold, glue, and glitter with just your two hands. It is doable, but if you have a friend, grab ‘em…..especially if you are working with a larger pumpkin!

Wedding Wednesday! Invitation Inspiration

When it comes to wedding invitations, the possibilities are endless. There are so many designs, styles and colors to choose from. You can stick with your wedding colors and theme or go a completely different route and do something unexpected. Here are a few different invitation styles for this week’s wedding inspiration!

Which style would you go for?? Leave a comment below telling me your favorite!

{contemporary and fun}




{elegant and traditional}


{dainty and feminine}

{element of design}




photos from Stylemepretty.com & Ruffledblog.com

Wedding Wednesday: Priscilla of Boston Closing


After almost 65 years, Priscilla of Boston will be closing their doors this December. Although this means the end of one of the most well-known bridal salons and brands, the good news is that it also means a crazy closing sale! Everything from designer gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and accessories are now 50% off! I’m planning to pay a visit to the salon to check out their accessories. Find a salon near you here.


Wedding Wednesday!

In honor of his Spring/Summer 2012 runway show tonight, my wedding inspiration of the week comes from designer, Rolando Santana and his Atelier Collection. Just look at these gorgeous dresses! I absolutely adore the blush color of the bridesmaid dresses- I just think it’s so airy and delicate. Both the wedding gown and the bridesmaid dresses are made of raw edge, hand pleated silk gazar.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could be involved in the design process of your wedding gown? After all, it is the most important dress you’ll ever wear…Well, with Rolando Santana, you can work one-on-one with the designer himself to make your dream dress come to life!

The Rolando Santana S/S 2012 show will be streaming LIVE tonight at 6pm on Metro Velvet. Don’t miss it!


photos by LavishLivez

Wedding Wednesday! Your New Go-to for Everything Bridal


photos from BHLDN.com

I stumbled upon BHLDN  a few days ago and feel like I’ve uncovered a gem! From the people behind Anthropologie, BHLDN is their bridal counterpart, which can only mean one-of-a-kind, delicate and detailed pieces. You can find everything from wedding gowns, jewelry and accessories, shoes, and even décor! One unique feature that their website has to offer is the ability to create your own moodboard for inspiration- very cool!  I have become completely obsessed with their stuff (I can’t stop looking at their Arcadia Gown) and there is no doubt I will be picking up a piece or two for my own wedding 🙂

I challenge you to…. Explore BHLDN here and leave a comment under this post with what piece you adore (I know, it’s hard to just pick just one!).