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Dressing Wedding Tables

Posted by on March 3, 2011 · 7 Comments 

You know that the bride has infused her wedding with personal style when the table linens resemble her wedding dress.

Long gone are the days of the standard, stiff white or ivory tablecloths.  HOORAY!
If it makes sense to choose your wedding gown before picking your jewelry, then why not approach your reception tables this way?
I hope my examples inspire you:


ruffled-roses linens and gown


chiffon wedding linens and dresses



pink-ruffles wedding


Photo/Inspiration credits:

  1. Feathers- Wildflower Linen, Oscar de La Renta gown
  2. Lush Fabric Roses- dress by Amsale, Table image from Joy Marie Photo
  3. Feminine Flowers- dress by Watters, Table linens by Nuage Designs
  4. Chiffon- Chair by Wedding Linens Direct, Jenny Packham dress, Oscar de la Renta (Fall 2011) gown
  5. Draped (part one)- ARTSTAR by Laura Stone photography, Nicole Miller gown via Wedding Inspirasi
  6. Draped (part two)- Valentino event photo, Reverie by Melissa Sweet dress
  7. Blush layers/ruffles- Wildflower Linens, Dress from i-weddingdresses.com
  8. Lace- Gown by Jim Hjelm, La Tavola linens, photo by Simply Bloom

NOTE: I highly recommend you read my previous post about chair covers!  It’s one of the best tips I can offer a bride to be.


Pretty pictured parasols

Posted by on January 24, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

After featuring a Real New Orleans Wedding, I’ve had wedding parasols on the brain.

2sistersblog parasolschelseaelizabeth.comaustraliaentertains.com.au parasols

Above pictures from: 2 Sisters Blog, Chelsea Elizabeth Photography, and Natalie Moser via Australia Entertains

As you’ve probably noticed, many brides (without Second Line’s) have incorporporated parasols into their big day- whether they are to provide shade from the sun or are used as bouquet alternatives.  One thing’s for sure, parasols can certainly add some pizazz to your wedding photos.

Personalized parasols can be found on etsy for around $50 from shops like I Do Originals and Michelle’s This and That

hand painted wedding parasols on etsy

I was excited to find that you can also rent parasols online from Bella Umbrella!  Rental reservations cost $10-$30, on average, and come in a wide range of styles and fabrics to choose from (sampled below).


I love the instant classy style umbrellas can add to your wedding day and, unlike bouquets, these beauties have a pretty good shelf life.


Thanks to one of my favorite photographers, Sarah Miller of Miller + Miller, I realized how painted parasols make a sweet, clever addition to a couple’s engagement photos.  It’s the perfect prop!



The Bridal Ballet

Posted by on August 23, 2010 · 4 Comments 

If you’re perusing Wed Savvy, you are probably not a stranger to the wedding world.  Though I try to post content that has yet to be widely published, I could not resist covering one of the hottest trends in bridal:

Ballet Inspired Weddings!

I recommend watching this short Ballerina Bride video.  It was created from the scenes of a lovely photo shoot for WedLuxe magazine (Canada), showing the current ballet-inspired wedding craze.  Below is a photo preview…

In case you missed the brilliant ballet feature from Martha Stewart Weddings, here is a glimpse of the fantastic pictorial.  You can also view the video coverage from behind the scenes of the bridal ballerina shoot on Darcy Miller’s blog: The Bride’s Guide

ballerina brides photo shootBallet brides from Martha Stewart Weddings

Being one of the many little girls who dreamed of one day becoming a pro ballerina, I am completely enamored by this theme.

Who wouldn’t want to be the stunning ballerina bride pictured below?  Asian Bees Photography captured this gorgeous image.  Kudos to them!

Ballet bride by asian bees

Photo from asianbees.com

Bridal designers have undoubtedly channeled the beauty of ballerinas in their latest frilly and feminine collections.  Tulle, satin and chiffon fabrics, often in abundance, create dramatic and fairy tale looks that scream romance.  Here are just a few of my favorites ballet inspired gowns:

bridal ballet

Vera Wang, Winnie Chlomin diamond level, Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011

ballet bridals 2011

Oscar de la Renta, Peter Langner, Carolina Herrera Spring 2011

Ballerina’s are the ultimate picture of elegance and femininity.  Think “ultra-romantic” when choosing your ballet-inspired wedding details.  Here are some of my feminine finds:

ballet inspired weddingballerina wedding

Pictured above: Candlelight tabletop from Martha Stewart Weddings, Cynthia Rowley bridesmaid dress, flower girl dress from Fantaisie Kids satin and organza bouquets from the My Jean M. Blog, elegant hair bun by Marlo Does Hair, Ballerina toppers from Bella Cupcake Couture, Ruffled Chair from Chameleon Chair Rental, Cake by the Cake Girls, bridal bouquet found on project wedding, handmade necklace from the Frosting Couture Shop on Etsy


Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

Posted by on April 16, 2010 · 2 Comments 

After bridal market, it is nearly impossible to rip me away from my laptop.  My husband dreads it but he knew about my wedding obsession before he married me;). I’ve spent hours (and days) gawking over every new collection and attempting to pick each brilliant designer’s brain.
Future brides rejoice! Whatever your style may be, you can look forward to many FABULOUS dress options.

Straight from the runway, here are my Wed Savvy picks:

The Spring 2011 wedding collections by Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier are ideal for feminine and romantic style brides.   Both designers have mastered the art of a woman’s body and know how to create beautiful silhouettes.  The impeccable, luxurious details in every dress is sure to impress your guests.

Topping the glam category this year were creations by  Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham and St.Pucchi.  These gowns are full of that “WOW” factor, reflecting utter elegance without any gaudiness.   You are sure to be the center of attention with these eye-catching designs.

“Cinderella seeking brides” can find unique, full-skirted ball gowns in almost every collection.  Above are some of my new favorites from designers; Ines di Santo, Lazaro, Carolina Herrera, Romona Keveza and Kenneth Pool.

To view more Spring 2011 dress collections, visit Martha Stewart Weddings or Brides.com



Posted by on February 20, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Strapless wedding gowns have always been the top-selling and most abundant dresses in the bridal market.  However, many designers have gotten more creative in 2010-beyond the asymmetric, one shoulder style dress.  See examples below from designers; Monique Lhuillier, Priscilla of Boston, Enzoani, Reem Acra, Angel Sanchez and Jennifer Salzman.2010 wedding dresses with straps

Celebrities like Katie Holmes and Ivanka Trump have opted to wear non strapless dresses to their ultra-chic weddings. Have they been inspiring modern brides to follow?

Katie Holmes and Ivanka Trump wedding


Couture cocktails

Posted by on October 23, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Dream up your own signature wedding cocktail at Extratasty.com.
You can search this site’s large database of mixed drinks based on your tastes, wedding colors, etc. and it will generate plenty of fabulous, customized options!

For an extra, personal touch, print your signature recipe on cocktail napkins at Jean M. or on these gorgeous letterpress coasters by Bella Figura

More resources:
About.com lists some popular Wonderful Wedding Cocktails, or check out this article from delish.com


Easy Oceanic Inspiration

Posted by on July 14, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

If you are planning a beach style wedding, guests will admire the beautiful ocean to set the scene for your big day. You don’t have to pay much for the decor. Take cues from the ocean to create a budget friendly beach wedding.

There are many asy projects for the DIY bride that are simple yet chic! Some of my favorite ocean-inspired wedding ideas:

  • Bridesmaids: Amsale dresses in breezy silk chiffon fabrics. These dresses flatter many figures, are comfortable to wear and are light and airy.
  • Decor: CORAL elements are fabulous! You can find/buy beautiful large pieces of coral in various colors place each piece inside a bubble bowl, add some sand and “poof!” you have yourself strikingly beautiful, modern centerpieces. The same can be done with Starfish, large seashells and colored sand.
  • Z Gallerie sells beautiful large, faux coral pieces in many colors. You can also find other accessories like white coral candlesticks to accent your tables with.
  • Pottery Barn for vases and vase fillers (seashells, Starfish, etc).
  • Bubbleball Vases (bulk) and MORE: save-on-crafts.com
  • Invitations: There are so many beautiful letterpress invitations on the market that have floral or beach-like elements. Check Wedding Paper Divas or Invitation consultants for plenty of ideas.

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