Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hot Runway Trends

I have to admit I had not heard of this particular runway trend, but learned more about it from reading a review in Brides Atlanta magazine. The trend I am referring to is wedding gowns with a "Peplum" design. A peplum is an exaggerated flounce at the waist of a gown. It is flirty but sophisticated and the design presents a modern twist on the classic ruffle.

Below are three designer gowns with a peplum design treatment.

The first dress is by Angel Sanchez; the second dress is part of the Reverie collection by Melissa Sweet, and the third dress {and my favorite} is from Oscar De La Renta's Spring 2010 Bridal Collection.

Peace and Blessings,

Monday, December 14, 2009

A New Take On Carnations

Carnations are not just used for fillers any more. Depending on how you use them, they can leave a lasting impression. For instance, in the picture below, a series of matching dense arrangements were placed at a reception welcome table to create a chic and modern look.

In the design below, a geometric center piece was made by closely placing cherry red carnations in a shallow wooden bowl without the use of any greenery or filler flowers {I love the way the red pops in contrast to the black and white}.

Here carnations are used to create pomanders {love these}. You can used these pomanders to decorate pews, hang them from the ceiling, on doors, you name it. Let your imagination be your guide.

Interesting facts about carnations:

  1. Carnations can be packed tightly together without the petals bruising or falling off.
  2. Each stem averages about one dollar.
  3. Carnations are grown all over the globe - Europe, Kenya, India, Australia, China, South America and the United States and they are available year-round.
  4. Carnations come in more than 10,000 shades and varieties.
  5. Once a carnation has reached its full bloom, it will remain fresh and fragrant for about three weeks if kept properly hydrated.

Peace and Blessings,

Source: Instyle Weddings

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eye Candy

I absolutely love everything about this photo-shoot from the modern, chic style of the bride to the exact poses, and oh...did I mention I love the motorcycle - one day I'm going to get me one and it's going to be hot pink, but that's another blog at some other time :)

These photos were taken by the talented Jeff Scott-Bey of Scott-Bey Studios. To see more of Jeff's work, visit his website.

Peace and Blessings,


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