Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A New Flair

Sometimes you don’t have to wait for a New Year to come to make New Changes.

Sometimes things are not taking the direction that you planned...
Sometimes things are not as good as you wished...
Sometimes life plays tricks on you and nothing works the way you would like them to...
Sometimes you get new insights and new ideas, and what you thought was great before…is now boring...

When that happens, it is a sign that you need to make some changes...

These last few days, I've been working on some changes in my life, including my wedding itself. I’ve read blogs where the bride had to (or decided to) change the venue, the flowers, the theme, the colors, the date…
I am changing the year and the type of wedding (at least for now), and I am loving the idea!!!

I will dedicate another post with all the new plans.

For now, I would like to share that I am in the process of creating a new blog. Yeeeeiiiii !!!
I really do enjoy my current blog. The opportunity it has given me to meet many other brides in the blogsphere has been amazing! However, I feel like something is missing and I believe it also needs to be changed a bit!!!

So, keep an eye out for my new blog,
new posts,
new inspiration,
New Flair.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Picture of the Week - VII

This picture was posted this week on The Bride’s CafĂ©.
How amazing is that dress?? I love the vintage look.

Image credit: Tara Whittaker
If you would like to see more pictures for this wedding, click here or here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


About a year ago I remember seeing on TV a bride who wanted her wedding theme to be all about peacocks. Peacock feathers, peacock colors and even real peacock at the reception.

Back then, my reaction was the same as her wedding planner: Huh?!?! Peacock?!?! That sounded just too much!!!

Today, if you look around, peacocks are everywhere...
There are so many ways that you can actually incorporate the peacock theme into your wedding and go over the top!!
It really does look beautiful...

If peacocks are on your mind, here are some inspirations:

Image credits:
1. jennifer dery photography; 2-3. perry hagopian; 4-5. B. Loved Photography; 6.invitesonline.co.nz; 7.tanya tribble

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Picture of the Week - VI: Welcome Spring

Finally spring!!

I have a feeling, and I believe some of you might agree with me, that this was a very, very, very long winter.

Yesterday was the first day of spring and I woke up with snow outside my window...how crazy was that!?!?! But with my very positive thinking, I believe that it was just a way of saying "good bye", because today it feels nice outside and I hope it will keep this way...

So...to seal the season, the picture of the week is this lovely winter wedding from Charlotte Geary Photography.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Little Bright Details...

Today, looking over one of my wedding magazines, I came across the article: On the Bright Side (Elegant Bride Magazine – Winter 2009 edition).
I had read it before, but for some reason I didn’t really pay close attention to some very unique details.
The 2009 trend is all about hot, bright, vibrant colors! Perhaps the words bright side, bright colors got my full interest today.

Sheridan & Bo, the couple featured on the article, chose Santa Barbara-CA as their destination wedding celebrating it with vibrant colors.

The outdoor ceremony had an all white palette with white flowers and chivari chairs with cream cushion. For the reception however, red linens and chair covers were paired with flowers in hot pinks and oranges. Vibrant pink, orange, red and yellow blossoms burst from every corner.

Even the bride’s nails were in hot pink… and talking about the bride, how gorgeous is that shoe from MiuMiu???

Last but not least, I am so in love with this feather headpiece. Not too long ago I posted about the feather wedding headpieces from Breeziway (here). When I saw this picture today, I thought… hummm… it really looks very nice! I am definitely considering to wear something like that on my reception.

To contrast the yellow, red, orange and pink, this beautiful, full of details blue cake:

All pictures were taken by Elizabeth Messina. Elizabeth was considered as one of the Top 10 wedding photographers in the world by Modern Bride and one of the Top 25 trendsetter of 2008.
All pictures borrowed from here

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Inspiration

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

1. ring pillow: frances photography
2. cake: jennifer davis photography
3. shoes: amy squires photography
4. bells of ireland center piece: amazonflowers.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our Pick !!

I would like to start the week introducing you to the church where I will possibly be having our ceremony.

Isn't it beautiful? We are working some final details to finaly confirm the date and I will be sharing more pictures. Fingers crossed !!

As I had posted before, here are some ideas for the isle decoration: white pomanders and candles.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wisdom & Fun - V

"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak."

Picture borrowed from:TheKnot

Friday, March 13, 2009

Picture of the Week - V

This week I came across Studio This Is Photography, which was featured on Style Me Pretty.

I found this picture gorgeous. The colors, the light, the background … so beautiful.

Talking about colored shoes trend, take a closer look at those...

Image borrowed from here

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Let them have Havaianas

Give your guests a reason to kick off their shoes...

After spending hours posing for pictures, standing up in church and dancing, your guest will thank you for a pair of flip flops.

With hundreds of unique styles and color to go with your wedding theme, these cool Brazilian flip flops, Havaianas, are extremely comfortable.

Even the bride can wear a more stylish pair covered in Swarovski crystals:

Your flower girl will love these:

Image credit:
1.Kris Rupp; 2. Lisa Lefkowitz; 3-5. The havaianas by shop flipflop

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ice, ice, baby.

Have you ever thought of having an ice bar to entertain your guests?
I am not a huge fan of ice sculptures, but those ice bars where your guests can get their drinks directly from the ice sculpture are really getting my attention.
Besides adding some elegance to your celebration, they are really fun.
I am sure your guest will think those ice bars are in fact hot.

Images borrowed from by your side events:

Images borrowed from innovative ice

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wisdom & Fun - IV

"I never married because there was no need.
I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband.
I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night."

~Marie Corelli~

picture borrowed from TheKnot

Friday, March 6, 2009

Picture of the Week - IV

I am getting more and more fascinated with the idea of having cylinder glasses with candles through out the church isle.

I believe it would make a perfect combination with my white pomander (see here).

Image credit: Cory Parris Photography

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I am the winner !!!

I am so excited to share that yesterday I got an email from Sherry – Little Black Book with this great news: I am the winner for her first giveaway!!!!!
Sherry was giving away 2 Martha Stewart Magazines!
How cool is that?? Who can resist Martha Stewart?
I can’t wait to read all the great, cool, amazing and awesome ideas!!

Thanks Sherry!!

Hot! Hot! Hot!

New Year. New season ahead. New color palettes.
Everywhere you search for; you'll find hot, spicy, colorful combinations.
Here are some color combos for your inspiration:
Garnet & Tangerine

Lemon & Celadon

Lavender & Chocolate

Fuchsia & Navy

Photography by Antonis Achilleos

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Square Root Day!!

Today is Square Root Day!

Square Root Day is a rare day that occurs when the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year.
In other words: March 3, 2009 : 3/3/09, can be expressed mathematically as:
√9 = 3 or 3² = 3 × 3 = 9.

To ilustrate, unique table number cards representing the square root of the day.

1.Anita Calero Photography; 2.BK and Co Photography; 3.KT Merry Photography; 4.Ira Lippke Studios.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Project Bridesmaids

I received an invitation last week that I would like to share with all of you.

If you are going to be near NYC next weekend, you might consider having some fun donating your bridesmaid dress to a good cause.

The project was created by the actress Sharon Stone and her sister, Kelly. The dresses will be distributed to students of several schools across the country for Prom 2009. What a great idea, huh?

Your donated dress will give you access to a full day of fashion shows, prizes, makeovers, shopping, a chance to win a trip to Barbados and much more. Plus, the first 500 guests get a swag bag full of goodies.

If you don’t have a bridesmaid dress, a small donation is also accepted.

Unfortunately I wont be able to make it, but if you are interested, RSVP by March 5th to Brides.com/projectbridesmaids.

The event will be held at:
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street NYC
Saturday - March 07

HAVE FUN and don’t forget to share your experience!!!

Picture borrowed from here