Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cherry Blossom Pie

Featured again over at Inventing Weddings. I still absolutely adore their blog. Thanks girls!

They featured my Avery veil, which I made for Lindsey. It is white, waist length, two-tiered, and has a lovely satin cord edge. Lindsey's pictures are so beautiful, and it definitely helps that she and her husband, Blaine, are gorgeous. They are like Ken and Barbie! Congratulations guys! I was so happy to be a part of your wedding day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eat Your Heart Out...

Your Heart Out has been really good to us over the past month or so. They've taken notice of our little shop, and have passed the word around. Today, we were featured as their Local Spotlight! How great is that?! I really can't thank them enough.

I discovered Your Heart Out through my Google Analytics (referrals!), and started subscribing. I love everything about it; the restaurant reviews, the "Found in SLC" section, the great information regarding local goings-on. It makes me feel really warm and fuzzy about where I live, and that's a good thing. Help me welcome their button by clicking on the sidebar :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rebecca's Veil

Rebecca contacted me and asked me to help her choose a veil for her big day. She is getting married on August 30 (coming up quick!), and is debating whether or not to wear a veil. Despite all the really beautiful veils out there, there is a strong trend toward not wearing one. Discarding the veil is chic and modern, and throws to the wind the traditional symbolism of the bashful bride, veiled and subdued. However, Rebecca is having a traditional Jewish ceremony, and the veil is an integral part of it.

Rebecca's dress is incredible. She chose the Silk Tricotine Goddess Gown from JCrew. Ever since I was a teenager I have loved the JCrew bridal line. They offer unbelievably timeless dresses that are soft, simple, and gracious (and ridiculously affordable!), but sadly JCrew is so often overlooked for the satin princess gown at the bridal boutique. I am so happy with Rebecca's choice!

She has chosen this gorgeous side chignon for her hair, and I love it.

While I think she could totally pull off a birdcage veil...

...there is the predicament of needing to veil the face during the ceremony. To compliment the dress, I would recommend an elbow length, drop style veil , like below.

To veil the face, the veil needs to have 2 tiers. If you are wearing a gathered veil, the result is a little poofier than Rebecca would probably prefer. The drop veil perfectly addresses this problem because it has no or few gathers around the comb. I would recommend an elbow length because it is simple and clean, and allows her dress to be the focal point of the ensemble. For a girl who isn't into the big veil look, this is perfect.

I am loving this style of veil right now. I think it is so simple and elegant, and perfect for a simple, clean dress like Rebecca's. The drop veil is a large circle of tulle with a comb in the center. It doesn't have any gathers so it completely avoids the poof. It drapes over the face so elegantly. I think it will be perfect for Rebecca's ceremony.

Rebecca is interested in wearing a flower, and I love this image of the flower under the veil. This bride also has a side-chignon, and I think it is lovlely.

Because Rebecca is not so sure about the veiled look, I would recommend that she take the veil off after the ceremony and spend the rest of her wedding day without it. She can keep the flower in her hair and still look absolutely stunning.

This is New York Magazine writer Joanna Goddard (she's also wearing a JCrew dress for her wedding), and she has chosen a similar hairstyle. I love the braid, I think it is so pretty and soft.

I think Rebecca will have a lovely evening at her reception without a veil in her way.

Thanks Rebecca! It was lovely to work with you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Newish Local

Leif Flowers. I really love the natural, organic feel of these arrangements. The photography is gorgeous, and they look effortless (though I'm sure there is much effort and talent involved).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Nancy's Mantilla Veil

We all love real weddings. And, as an etsy crafts-person, I love the creative process. Part of what I would like to do on this blog is share my creative process with you. I've been emailing with Nancy, a bride in San Luis Obispo, California, Who has a gorgeous wedding planned in September. Her colors are eggplant, gold, and ivory, and she's getting married in a lovely Spanish Mission. Nancy told me she like elbow length veils. She had tried on several in the bridal shop, and found them flattering with the dress style.

After seeing the dress....

A lovely antique gold mermaid gown with a gorgeous French Alencon lace panel circling the waist...

...I recommended two styles of veils. The first is a drop veil. The drop veil is a large circle of tulle with no gathers. It is elegant and looks amazing when draped over the face.

But ultimately Nancy chose my second recommendation: The Mantilla veil. The mantilla is Spanish in origin, and was so appropriate for her ceremony in the Spanish mission. The trademarks of the mantilla are the extravagant lace trim border, it has no gathers, and is attached at the crown of the head. It will look gorgeous with her dress, and is perfect for her venue.

We loved this embellishment with the flower underneath the veil. She will be able to wear the flower during her reception without the veil getting in her way.

We stayed with Nancy's original hope for an elbow length veil, like this one pictured. I think it will be perfect.

The lace is absolutely beautiful. It is an elegant rose scallop trim. It will have the perfect drape and add a nice amount of weight to the veil. It is floral without being too cutesy, and is ivory French Alencon to match the panel on the waist of her dress.

I'm so excited to do this veil for Nancy. I know she is going to have incredible photographs, and I can't wait to post some in the Fall. In the mean time, I will post pictures of her veil up close as it gets finished.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some Chicks Just Love Weddings...

Here we are again, featured over at The Wedding Chicks. Isn't it great that Emily's Photos look so chic?

Wedding Chicks is already a favorite spot on the sidebar.