Friday, September 21, 2012

Dilek Hanif's Party Princess Reception Dress

I'm obsessed with the idea of having a second wedding dress to wear at your wedding reception. A dress that you can kick your heels up in and dance the night away with your newly declared husband. Today i found two dresses that would be just perfect for a party princess bride (i am absolutely smitten with this first dress... sooo much fun!)


Dilek Hanif is an innovative designer from Istanbul who is known for her creative and joyful designs. Her Spring/Summer 2012 collection used silk, lace, organza and embroidery to create gowns that celebrate a woman's body in a sensual yet elegant manner. Dilek Hanif is a true emblem of modern Turkey and her designs are unique and artistic.

Visit Dilek Hanif to see more inspirational designs

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ballerina Buns for Brides

Super high voluminous ballerina hair buns are a hot stylish trend right now. With everyone from Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and Jodi Gordon all choosing to slick down their locks and create a pretty puffy bun.

This classic and romantic hairstyle has also been seen at the recent celebrity weddings of Molly Sims, Hilary Duff and Nicole Richie.

I'm a huge fan of this trend and you can see me wearing a chic ballerina bun on most days. For your wedding you can even consider wearing your hair in a fashionable bun for the ceremony and then letting it down for the reception... or vice-versa. Such a stunning feminine look!


Row 1: The Becker 
Row 2: Onewed
Row 3: A Paper Proposal
Row 4: Lovella Bridal
Row 5: Julia Boggio Photography
Row 6: Hair by Lindsey Neavitt
Row 7: Art of Hair by Claudia
Row 8: Davey Davey Hair Salon
Row 9: Jessica Claire Photography
Row 10: Feather and Stone Photography (Hare's Hair styling)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Baby Bump Bride

It's a pretty exciting time for me at the moment because my wonderful big sister just blessed me with a teeny tiny new baby nephew. Yay!!! So with this joyous news, i started thinking about brides with baby bumps and i stumbled upon this gorgeous Californian wedding. 

Shannon and Patrick were married 2 years ago at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito California. At the time the beautiful bride was 5 months pregnant and chose an elegant, body hugging Monique Lhuillier lace dress to show off her baby bump. Her strappy Jimmy Choo shoes added even more style to her bridal look. Shannon certainly had that special pregnant glow on her wedding day but also a look of love too.