August 23, 2011

Real Weddings Round-Up

There are so many wonderful online resources out there for brides these days that it's hard to believe when we were planning Julie's wedding only a few years ago, sites like Style Me Pretty and Ruffled Blog didn't even exist yet!

We have seen quite a few summer weddings featured with bridesmaids wearing our designers' dresses so here are some fabulous photos to help decide what to outfit your girls in for your special day.

An homage to the UNC Tarheels, a blue and white themed wedding with bridesmaids in Lela Rose's one-shoulder rosette Style LR118.

Via Style Me Pretty. Photo Credit: Nate Henderson Photography

Set in an old flour mill, this vintage wedding had gorgeous peony bouquets and bridesmaids in Alfred Sung dresses in Pearl Pink dupioni.

Via Style Me Pretty Canada. Photo Credit: Lori Studios

A romantic garden wedding with bridesmaids in Alfred Sung Papaya dupioni.

Via Ruffled Blog. Photo Credit: Jessica Smith Photography

Finally, a whimsical "99 Red Balloons" themed wedding all the way from Vancouver with bridesmaids in Alfred Sung Quarry dupioni.

Via Style Me Pretty Canada. Photo Credit: Nordica Photography

August 10, 2011

Real Weddings: More Mix and Match Alfred Sung

Our brides continue to capitalize on how easy it is to mix and match the Alfred Sung line and we are loving it! Allowing bridesmaids to choose their own style not only makes them feel special, it also helps each girl to look their best depending on the right fit for her body type. Today we're sharing some wonderful examples from wedding photos recently submitted to us by brides Katie and Teresa.

Katie chose a color scheme of blue and pink for her January wedding, a classic combo. The vibrant Electric Blue color really pops from the traditional indoor setting. She also personalized the dresses by adding the crystal brooches to the dresses, which plays off her headband and is a fantastic way to tie everything together.

Styles: D438, D462, D440, D439

Love that the girls are rocking the hands-in-pockets look!

Photographer: Kevin Monahan Photography

Teresa's wedding was this past March in sunny San Diego. She selected the popular color Brownie in Dupioni fabric with a fiery pink-orange color palette.

Styles: D447 and D458

Couldn't resist including a beautiful shot of the blissful bride and groom. It looks like they could be on a tropical island anywhere in the world!

Photographer: Emily Sandifer

Congrats ladies, and thank you for being such wonderful brides to work with!

August 8, 2011

Introducing Smock Paper

As Julie and I wandered around the National Stationary Show earlier this year like kids in a candy store, we came across Smock Paper, a charming letterpress printing company based in Syracuse with 20 antique presses.

Smock is the first and only company in the U.S. to print their cards on luxury bamboo paper, a truly sustainable and renewable resource. A mix of vintage, floral and modern elements are incorporated in their designs.

But the products we were most excited about are these adorable notebook jotters printed on recycled paper. The jotters come in a variety of print patterns so you're sure to find one that fits your style and personality. They are just the right size to drop in any purse, and can we say perfect bridesmaid gift?!

Check out all of our Smock products and get some for you and your girls tout de suite!

August 5, 2011

Pick of the Week: Georgette Dress with Ribbon Halter

Today we're doing a double feature for our Pick of the Week! This lovely georgette dress comes in both tea-length, Style 6554, and full-length, Style 6566. The satin ribbon creates a waistband and a halter neckline that ties in the back and can be a matching or contrasting color.

We love that this dress is extremely versatile, whether it be for a casual outdoor wedding, or a lightweight alternative for a formal ceremony. And the best way to show how lovely these dresses are? Photos from a real wedding of course! We found this beautiful Australian beach wedding featured on Dessy's blog.

Photographer: Images by Eric Wilkes Photography

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