Marchesa 2012 Spring Collection

If you are a long time reader, you know we are huge fans of Marchesa. The Marchesa 2012 Spring Collection does not disappoint and any of their dresses would be amazing bridal gowns.  Everything about the collection screams pretty. From the shimmery ballroom gowns to the dazzling tea-length numbers. How amazing is the detail work? There are also some snippets from backstage which gives an insiders view on what really goes on.

See the entire collection by clicking here and be sure to share with your thoughts on these breathtaking creations.

Marchesa stayed true to their signature sculpting and tulle, but they also wowed everyone with some new dazzling numbers that you must see. Perfect for all you stylistas looking for a little fashion fix.

Backstage Photos Courtesy : Kevin Tachman for Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Fashion Photos Courtesy: and Matteo Volta via

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Glamorous Wedding With Vintage Key Wedding Favors

Aaron Shintaku shared with us this Glamorous Wedding with Vintage Key Wedding Favors. It was held at the Ambassador Mansions and Gardens in Pasadena, CA, the backdrop for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Everything is so incredibly elegant and of course there is so much more to see in the full wedding gallery.

From the bride:
My husband Kyle and I are very much into European Architecture and design and beauty that it entails. We absolutely loved our venue since it felt as if we brought a little bit of elegant old romantic Europe to us both inside the villa and outside in the garden. Of course as a somewhat girly girl I had to find a way to add a piece of my obsession for chandeliers. We hope that our guests felt the same as well.

Photographer: Aaron Shintaku
Furniture rental: Found Vintage Rentals

Event Design: The bride
Venue: Ambassador Mansions and Gardens
Floral Design: Fleur De Lis Florist by Robert Luna
Makeup: Lauren Chavez at Glow By Lauren
Hair: Jayne Tongco
Cake/Desserts: The Confectionist by Linda Geffeney
Caterer: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Day of Coordinator: Sylvia Noland
DJ: Devin Christopher from Nightlife Entertainment
Dress Designer: Jenny Lee Bridal
Jewelry: Jenny Lee Bridal
Lighting: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Officiant: Roy Totten (Calvary Chapel)
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Stationery: Bella Figura
Veil or Hair Accessories: Jenny Lee Bridal

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Rustic Wedding Decorations

How incredibly cute are those hand-crafted wedding signs? This along with all the rustic wedding decorations were completely put together by the bride. A few ideas to get the wheels spinning for you up and coming farmhouse wedding. Photographed by Mad Chicken Studio, be sure to see more of this wedding be sure to peek in the gallery.

Photographer: Mad Chicken Studio

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic

Making Paper Flowers For Your Wedding

We have a lovely Arizona wedding to share with you today from Ventola Photography. One thing that we absolutely loved about the wedding was that instead of traditional floral bouquets they used stylish paper bouquets. Making paper flowers for your wedding is not only practical but quite easy. They are always in season and you will be able to keep these crafty beauties forever. Martha Stewart has an easy do-it-yourself guide on how to make paper bouquets that you can see by clicking here.

Enjoy the rest of this Arizona wedding and be sure to see all the photographs in the full wedding gallery.


Photographer: Ventola Photography

Venue: Boojum Tree
Makeup and Hair: Bride
Caterer: San Tan Brewery
Dress Designer: J Crew
Officiant: Hal Shrader
Shoe Designer: J Crew

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Colors: orange
Styles: rustic