Three cheers for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar number! Her ode to Jackie Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural ball ensemble was such a refreshing change of scenery from a red carpet that often consists of a barrage of all-too-similar asymmetrical gowns. I thought it’d make a perfect choice for a daring bride. I’ve had my eye on Antonio Berardi’s cream cape from his pre-fall 2011 collection for some time now and since Gwyneth’s Tom Ford version isn’t available to, well, non-Gwyneth Paltrows, it just might do the trick. I paired it with some bright accents.
-Brittany from The House That Lars Built
CAPE | RING | SHOES
1. Laundry by Shelli Segal draped dress, $156 | 2. Mikael Aghal tulle gown, $192 | 3. Jean Michel Cazabat Corina sandals, $196 | 4. Theyskens’ Theory Lara dress, $124 | 5. Bijoux Heart pearl and opal earrings, $145 | 6. Mikael Aghal strapless gown, $182 | 7. Stuart Weitzman Belina sandals, $178 | 8. Robert Rodriguez pleated dress, $169 | 9. Mikael Aghal beaded dress, $188
And the deals keep on rolling in! If you haven’t caught onto this little inkling, I kind of like shopping a lot. Not just shopping, but deals. Wonderful, wonderful deals. I know what it’s like to set a wedding budget, ATTEMPT to abide by it, only to realize that WHAT. I forgot to include a reception dress in the budget! Before you start panicking and considering nixing the open bar (never do this, ladies!), take a look at these gorgeous gowns. Best part? Everything is under $200. Breathe easy. – Tram @ Phi-Style.com
[images from The Outnet]
Super excited to introduce one of our newest contributors, Brittany from The House That Lars Built! I’ve continually been inspired by her work ever seeing the giant paper flowers she made for her wedding, as I’m sure you have as well. Welcome Brittany!
Deciding what to wear for my wedding about a year ago brought out the indecisive in me. One day I wanted to go art deco glamour and the next English country. One thing was for sure though: no princess! Though I loved what I wore—my mom’s old dress— I forgot jewelry entirely and would have loved to have donned a veil or hat of some sort. Oh well! I still think about looks I wish I could have rocked including this casual & cute ensemble. I love the idea of being able to reuse the wedding items and this definitely fits the bill. – Brittany
Dress | Headband | Rings | Shoes
Just got a sneak peek at the new Saja 2012 Lookbook and fell in love with this wedding dress…its perfect for the modern bride who still wants a little softness. To check out the rest, click over here.
[images from Saja]
Monique Lhuillier pleasantly surprised me this season with a little less sparkle but a lot of gorgeous details, draping and silhouettes.
[images via Martha Stewart Weddings]