Break out your pom poms! We’ve got the fall flower for you

November 1, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments

So you’re planning a fall wedding and have no idea what flowers are actually in season. Your favorite buds, tulips or hydrangeas, will cost a pretty penny since they aren’t in season, and that’s if their available. What’s a bride to do?? Dahlias. There are several variations of the flower. Below are a few favorites of the pom pom dahlia. Enjoy!

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Gallery photographs by Kyla

 

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Oh so sweet

October 23, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  No Comments

Several of my clients are currently in the sweet stage of picking a cake for their big day. Most are looking for nothing fancy but something unique. I was flipping through Brides Magazine recently and found this little beauty. 

I immediately tore it out and added it to my own collection for wedding ideas. I love the tailored lines that seem to mimic a cummerbund. You don’t have to have color to do something different. Here, from brides.com, were some of my favorite detailed cakes.

The perfect fit

October 20, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  1 Comment

I absolutely love Anna Elyse’s line of bridesmaid dresses. For every bride there is always the dilemma of trying to dress bridesmaids with different tastes and bodyshapes. AE offers several different skirt styles, each with seven different necklines. Stay consistent with the skirt style and allow your bridesmaids to pick their favorite top. AE also has many different hues for any color so you can get the perfect shade to fit in your wedding palette. Think outside the box and have your girls in the same dress but varying shades of the same color. Below are three of my favorite skirt styles. 

How would you trash the dress?

September 27, 2008  |  Inspiration  |  1 Comment

I have heard too many brides say they didn’t have time to take as many pictures as they would have liked to at the wedding. Enter this brilliant idea. You have spent the last year picking out the dress, altering the dress, protecting the dress and drycleaning the dress. How about instead of storing the dress, you enjoy it one last time and trash it? Before you prescribe me medication, check out what Trash the Dress Web site says:

Go ahead, you know you want to. Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it. Why? … Why not? You’ve made a commitment to your husband. He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again. And no, your daughter won’t wear it in 20-30 years. So you have two choices:

1) Suffocate it in plastic and throw it in a closet 

2) Show your husband how committed you are by trashing the dress, and get some great fun pictures while you do it! “

The wonderful and talented local photographer Jason Cohen has had several interesting photo shoots with brides willing to get alittle dirty. But if you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into the ocean or mudpit try a few shots standing in the rain. Think The Notebook, not cheesy spiderman upside down kiss!

How would you trash the dress?