1. Why It Works Wednesday: The Beauty Of The Naked Cake

    For today's Why It Works, we are stripping down to our bare selves, our naked self, in the form of an utterly gorgeous {& delicious!} wedding trend, The Naked Wedding Cake! Perhaps you don't know exactly what I am talking about but rested assured, you've already seen at least one or two. Naked cakes are those that go sans frosting around the sides of the cake {frosting in between layers is certainly fair game!}, leaving the appeal of the cake to be in its natural, uncovered beauty of the spongy goodness of the cake itself. The beauty in this design, the color of the cake itself can set a tone and influence the look and feel that your going for, another fun way to bring something to life! Vanilla cakes & those with a lightly colored cake batter, volia, a blonde naked cake! Conversely a chocolate cake, or any other dark battered cake will get you a wonderfully moody sultry treat! My favorite part to naked cake designs is that the fun does not stop at just the beauty of the cake alone, the other side to the naked cake's beauty is in it's fillings & toppings, in the form of frosting, berries, caramel, honey, natural blooms and so much more! There is a limitless amount of creative elements that can be put together, while the real value is that these frosting shedding cakes can easily transcend a number of different wedding themes & styles!

  2. Modern Sophistication At The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Wedding In Gray & Pink

    Loving the Vegas energy but not the Las Vegas cliche, Jamie VanMeetren & Ryan Mandino appealed to the sophisticated and luxury side that is found at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Modern, sleek, and elegant are the easiest ways to describe this fete in soft pinks & gentle grays. Jamie wore a gorgeous Vera Wang with a wonderfully fashion forward trademark Vera full ruffled lower mermaid skirt while Ryan kept things classic in a sleek Prada suit in gray. Not only did Jamie wear a beautiful Vera Wang, she masterfully paired it with a gorgeous statement necklace & some pretty AMAZING Valentino flats that I am in love with!! The couple were married indoors, the ceremony featuring a petal heavy aisle which lead to a gorgeous rose covered arbor where they said 'I do'. I love this modern and wonderfully mature take on a Vegas wedding. Its good to know what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there!

  3. Classic Southern Elegance At South Carolina’s Middleton Place In This Opulent Wedding Set With Neutral Tones

    There is something so incredibly crave worthy about the class and opulence surrounding southern weddings! Be it the refined mannerisms or celebration of pomp circumstance, its easy to see what New York City residents Elizabeth Allina & Justin Lott opted for a southern fete. Capitalizing on a true southern gem, the couple chose Middleton Place with all of its sprawling acres on the banks of the Ashley River including gorgeous elements like Butterfly Ponds, the manicured rows of Camelias, sweeping Oak trees, and an octagonal garden. Allowing for the southern sophistication to do the talking, Elizabeth & Justin cleverly choose a neutral based color palette in pale pale pinks, cream & natural woods. Guests were treated to a romantic cocktail hour under the swaying oaks with a terrific lounge setup & torch light flames a glow before retiring to a vaulted indoor reception space complete with draped fabric and chandeliers. Elizabeth & Justin's South Carolina wedding dripped in refinement and class exemplifying all that is so deliciously crave worth!

  4. Sophisticated Bohemian Bridal Style From Floral Crowns, Bridal Headscarves To Perfectly Pinned Do’s

    Bridal fashion is an awesome beast. As our eyes are only directed to the bridal world for a very short period of time {from our engagement to our wedding} in our lives, we don't often see the evolution of style within bridal as seamlessly as we do with day to day wear. Believe it or not, crafting the complete wedding day look these days is perhaps one of the more powerful forms of expression out there. There are such a wonderfully delicious range of accessories to compliment the vast selection of gowns these days, everything to allow you to take on the perfect persona that you are aiming for. Today's styled bridal shoot is an absolutely wonderful example of how one gown can flawlessly become three unique personas, all equally feminine & powerful. There is the softer, floral, more bohemian side complete with stunning crown made of choice blooms. Next up is the gal that wants to honor tradition yet craves a more sophisticated fashion forward touch in the form of a veil come bridal headscarf. The third and final look is that of refinement & class with all the modern touches of current fashion with the slightest nod to old school Mad Men fashion luxury. Fashion is a tremendous expression of oneself and your wedding day should be no exception to this, in fact it should be the perfect highlight to all you love!