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Pantone Color Report

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Pantone Color Report

When you think of the word “Pantone” what comes to mind? For me it’s paints, particularly the paints I used in college in my art classes. We needed to purchase certain colors for acrylics classes and worked off the pantone color wheel. I was ok at it and maybe would have become much better if I stuck with it but painting wasn’t my strongest form of art.

Even though I wasn’t talented at mixing colors I love color. I love splash of color on walls or on fabric. A statement piece of jewelry in a golden yellow will perk up any outfit. So can you add the Spring 2015 Pantone colors into your wedding day? Easy. Flowers, bridesmaids gowns, table decor, fashion accessories. You choose how you want to incorporate it and remember to always keep it simple. Too much of anything isn’t a good thing! Here are a few of our favorite colors from their spring report. Also refer to their guide on what pairs well with each other to take the guess work out it. Have fun!

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2015 Spring Wedding Trends

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2015 Spring Wedding Trends

Many of you are in the midst of planning your wedding day. One of the more exciting parts of that is getting to try on wedding gowns. I always recommend going to three different bridal boutiques. If you go to more than that you will become so overwhelmed and you will have a much harder time choosing your gown. A friend gave me some wise advice when I was in the process of picking out my gown. She said, “you will know when you put it on.”  What did she mean by this? She meant you will feel different, something will come over you and you will just know that this your wedding dress. So be in the moment when you are trying dresses on and go with your gut not what everyone else thinks is the dress. Remember it’s YOUR day and you are the one who will be wearing it all day.

So let’s get back on track! Spring wedding gown trends are all about off-the-shoulder. We think this look is a lovely and elegant design but also may be hard for all body types. Here are a few designs we liked.

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Trends for 2015 Wedding Gowns

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Trends for 2015 Wedding Gowns

Fall brings fashion and with fashion comes new trends in wedding gowns. Newly engaged brides, get excited, there are so many lovely trends to get on board with. Let’s look at a few we love.

First let us look at Hayley Paige. Pattern. We love seeing unconventional patterns on wedding gowns. From chevron to beaded polka dots, these are styles we want to see more of. The first two images are from her show.

Next we are seeing long sleeves again. Long sleeved wedding gowns seem to be here to stay and we are ok with that. They are elegant and great for a fall or indoor winter wedding. Add the elegant of these beautiful lace patterns and you have a hit! Third image Maggie Sottero, forth gown by Julie Vino.

Finally the Bohemian look is coming back. Flowing, light, loose fabrics are perfect for the laid back bride with an outdoor wedding under a big oak tree. Dephine Manivet has this look covered with the image of two different gowns. The last look is by Alberta Ferretti. What look will you get on trend with?!

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Two Birds = Cute Bridesmaids Dresses

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Two Birds = Cute Bridesmaids Dresses

We like modern and classic looks. We don’t typically fall for trends since they die out very quickly. When it comes to fashion sometimes simple is better. That way you can add your own twist to the look. That twist could come with a bold statement necklace, a sassy pair of high heels or a lovely wrap to keep you warm into the evening. This is why we love Two Birds Bridesmaids gowns. We bought a “wrap” style dress before we had baby and have yet had a chance to wear it. Now that we are almost back to our original figure we are looking for a chance to try out one of the many styles these dresses offer.

We were delighted to head over to Two Birds website to get help with how to tie one of the many styles these fun dresses can create. (we were practicing while the baby slept) We like the front neck twist, the full coverage and halter. This dress has fifteen different looks! Seriously, how can you not have at least one in your closet?! Choose from floor length for more formal or short and flirty at knee length. Two Birds has a range of colors to choose from so you can perfectly coordinate it with your wedding day colors. Besides be able to customize the fit for each bridesmaids body type, these gowns are perfect for any ladies who are pregnant in your wedding party.

Head over to their website to learn more. We are not affiliated with them at all, we just feel in love with our dress and wanted to share, enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Make Us Pretty Part 2

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Friday Favorites – Make Us Pretty Part 2

Our new friday post is all about what we adore and love. It could be a product, a service, a gift item. Whatever it is we are going to share it with you and then you can decide if you want to make it one of your favorites or not! (these are our own opinions – no one is telling us what to feature!)

Ok, let’s get onto part two of favorite make-up products. I mentioned in the last post that I was a cheap skate for many years with my make-up. When I finally stepped up and spent some money on my cosmetics I realized the difference right away. The quality is much better and I felt prettier wearing them! Finding a good foundation has always been a struggle. For the longest time I’d try to match my skin to one at the drugstore but never really got it right. Then I finally stepped up to a make-up counter and asked for help! The counter was Benefit Cosmetics and I have been hooked ever since. I love their cheeky word play and cute packaging.

I fell in love with Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! foundation. It was the right amount of coverage for me without looking cakey and fake. Then I was on the hunt for a good under eye concealer. This has been another life long mission, to cover my dark under eye circles. I have tried everything and many have failed. I was introduced to fakeup and it’s the one thing I always apply, even when I’m rushed. It’s moisturizing so it doesn’t create the separation others did. Give them a try or find your favorite Benefit Cosmetic!

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Friday Favorite – Stella & Dot Jewelry

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Friday Favorite – Stella & Dot Jewelry

When we were planning our wedding we have to admit, we obsessed a bit over the details. We tried on a lot of shoes and returned a few pair. We bought earrings and never wore them. We had no idea what we were going to for jewelry. We wanted a statement piece but didn’t want it to take away from the dress. Then a friend of ours who sells Stella and Dot mentioned a combination of earrings, bracelet and necklace for us to try. We fell in love. Of course we always enjoy getting one of those cute little boxes in the mail that remind us we are beautiful.

Here are few pics of what I wore. Our colors for our intimate affair were yellow and grey. I loved the pearl clustered necklace and sparkly bracelet. My favorite jewelry is from Stella & Dot. I recommend visiting their site and finding a statement piece for your wedding day and them maybe sneaking in an everyday piece too;)  Oh and we just saw they are having a great sale – right now through 7/8 Stella & Dot is having a Free For All Sale and all their new markdowns are up to 50% off!

Lovely photos taken by Kate Kelly Photography.

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Friday Favorites – Make Us Look Pretty

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Friday Favorites – Make Us Look Pretty

I’m starting a new post that will be dedicated to Friday’s. It’s called “Friday Favorites” and I will share with you my favorite products, vendors etc. The posts will be short and sweet and strictly my own opinion – no compensation for what I’m posting about.

With that said let’s get this party started. Our first Friday Favorite (say that three times fast!) is about make-up. We are sometimes a bit slow to branch out of our routine. We are a little nervous to spend a lot on something we won’t like which is why we opted for drug store cosmetics for many years. Then we snap out of our fog and find something we can’t live without.

We first discovered Stila when raising the bar on our make-up. The staying power of their eye shadows got us hooked and the lovely colors. Kitten is the perfect everyday shade. Then we tried their lip glaze and in all three pretty pinks and golds. Every time we head the click, click of the product we knew our lips were about to be shiny and glistening. Find your own favorites at Stila’s site. Stay tuned for part 2 next week!

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Wedding Shoes – No more white!

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Wedding Shoes – No more white!

Why limit yourself to just one pair? Have your ceremony shoes and then your reception/dancing shoes. Who said they have to match your dress? White is nice but gets dirty fast. How about silver, black or even leopard print?! Make your something blue peak out from under your gown. What if you want the bling bling to be on your feet? Whatever you decide white is out and getting creative is in! Funny thing is in all the years I spent photographing weddings very few of my brides who plain white or ivory shoes. Below are sampling of a few of what my past brides wore.

I love that they didn’t choose what they thought they were suppose to wear but went with their individual style instead. What’s your style? Get away from the white wedding shoe and order a few pairs from Zappos, we used them when we were one the hunt for our silver pair and loved the free return. Heel height is also important with your gown so be sure you try all shoes on with your gown before buying!

Everyone knows shoes are a girls best friend, happy shopping!

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