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. The Jimmy Cake Makes A Come Back! Who Knew Sprinkles Could Be So Upscale!?

    As Truly and I were back in Vermont this last week for a time of leisure, it was a no brainer to visit our absolute favorite baker man...er woman that is! I wont even pretend... Truly & I have THE biggest foodie crush on Jenn of Birchgrove Bakery. We came to know of Jenn when we were doing our rounds trying to find the perfect baker for our cake. Jenn just happened to be the very first stop on our cake tasting tour & she pretty much ruined anyone else chances right out of the gate! The bar was set so damn high it was pretty impossible for anyone to come close. Not to mention that Jenn is just down right lovely & a pleasure to talk to.