1. Kata Banko Couture Bridal Accessories Look Book

    No matter what kind of bride each of us identifies with, there are some truly amazing accessories out there to help us achieve our vision. Kata Banko Couture recently put together a look book of their newest pieces, some playful, some perfectly traditional, each with a certain touch that makes them unique. Structured organza, feather accents, gorgeous full bodied veils, Kata Banko Couture collection rides the line between the classic bride and those seeking a fashion forward look to their day. While headpieces are certainly the focal point to the collection, multi-strand pearl necklaces accompany jeweled sashes & ribbon accented bracelets which are my personal favorites. I'm loving the details of Kata's collection & I think you will too!

  2. Why It Works Wednesday: Breathtaking Lace Fitted Wedding Dress In Pronovias Manuel Mota’s Erika

    Lately I have been playing the 'If I were getting married' game with myself. No no, the hubs and I are fine, swear! I have to imagine that most wedding industry folks go through the same thing as I am right now. Day in and day out you're exposed to any number of gorgeous wedding accoutrements from decor to fashion, with each new inspiration drudging up a feeling of, 'oh I would love to wear that or have table decor like so' and so on. I find myself easily slipping into a world where I squirrel away ideas for my fantasy wedding.... labeled as vow renewal, but I digress! I think the biggest 'offender' for me are the stunning wedding gowns that seem to be endlessly revealed with each new incredible season. As wedding dresses are a seriously dialed up version of special event frocks, I think they are consistently the most relatable wedding element around and as such, the spotlight of today's Why It Works Wednesday!

  3. A Look Into The Design Closet of Alice Padrul’s Spring 2013 Collection

    Alice Padrul first made her presence known on SBW in the ever gorgeous Little Princess Shoot, which let's just say, captured my immediate attention. If your not familiar with Alice's work, let me give you a touch of background. Alice, born in Moscow Russia, has quite the decorated background in the world of fashion from attending some of the world's top fashion institutes to working with some of the top leaders in fashion. Like most designers, through her own career path, Alice honed in on bridal couture as her design weapon of choice. Alice's designs offer a uniquely feminine feel with a sense of flirty touch & whimsy. While Alice strives to create new collections that embody her signature look, she is also willing to work with brides on costume gowns, crafting their dream wedding gown vision together. Below is a look into Alice's 2013 Collection which is filled with French Chantilly Lace, Organza, Swarovski Crystals, & Silk Charmeuse just to name a few. All the right elements, combined with Alice Padrul's sense of design, to create the most female empowering collection.

  4. {SBW Sponsored Love} A New Kind Of Wedding Registry Where You Choose The Things Your Truly Want

    When the hubs & I were planning our wedding, there was one area in particular that plagued us & you might be rather surprised to know which. Believe it or not, dealing with a Wedding Registry was a major source of pain for us. You see, the hubs and I were over 30 when we got married. What does that really have to with a wedding registry right? As you can imagine, we had been living on our own for well over 10+ years at that point, already set up in our respective apartments complete with dishware, appliances, you name it. The idea of a wedding registry began once upon a time in effort to aid the couple in setting up their household, which is nice & all for couples actually doing that, but what about those that already have their homes established?