A FEW WORDS ON BRIDESMAID DRESSES

If you’ve been to or in a wedding (or seen the movie 27 Dresses), you know there are a lot of different directions the bridal party’s attire can go. Let’s talk bridesmaid dresses and 2014 trends.

Selecting a color and designer while allowing your maids to pick a dress style is a good way to please your people. Neutrals are big as are navy, jewel tones, pink, bright hues and mixing a color tone for an ombre effect.

Cohesion is nice, but whether that translates to dresses that match the theme, color pallet, venue or time of year is up to you. Mix and match colors, patterns, styles, textures or don’t. Above all else, aim to pick dresses you’re excited about and your bridal party is comfortable wearing.

Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses + Varying StylesLace Bridesmaid Dress // Adam Barnes Photography Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dress // Heather Hester Photography Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses // Jose Villa Photography Bridesmaid Dresses with Special Accessories // Photo by Christina Szczupak P.S. More bridal party inspiration here.

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A FEW WORDS ON CAKE TOPPERS

It’s easy to get caught up in the Pinterest rabbit hole and think you need a perfectly styled cake topper in order for your wedding to exist. I get it, you want cute things for your big day.

Here are some of my favorite options from around the web and some tips for finding your match made in cake heaven.

A few words on cake toppers.

1. Polaroids (SIMILAR DIY VERSION) // 2. Cookie Cutters // 3. Heart Pom Pom  // 4. Flamingos // 5. Flowers + Fruit // 6. CroWN

Don’t blow the budget. Let’s be honest, this isn’t the best place to spend your money (unless cake toppers are your thing, in which case, get down with your bad self and buy those flamingos). There are lots of adorable and inexpensive options.

Do it yourself or let someone else DIY it for you. You know that crafty friend that keeps asking how she/he can help with the wedding? Ask if they’d be up to the cake topper task. Buy the supplies and send them a thank you treat.

Make it personal. This is great place to showcase your personalities, your theme for the day, your shared history, your sense of humor or your overall awesomeness.

Repurpose and reuse. How great is a cake topper that can be used in life post wedding? I guarantee cookies made with your wedding topper cutters will taste more delicious.

And now I’m hungry for cake.

GOLDEN GLOBES INSPIRATION

Like last year, the Golden Globes provided some great bridal inspiration. I loved the metal embellishments; pastel, grey and shimmery tones; black accents; delicate details; and texture. Wedding aisle meet red carpet.

Wedding Aisle Meet Red Carpet // Golden Globe Inspiration

Top Row: Margot Robbie in Gucci (favorite!) // Anna Gunn in Donna Karan Atelier // Robin Wright in Reem Acra // Middle Row: Kate Mara in J. Mendel // Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler // Jennifer Lawrence in Dior // Bottom Row: Sosie Bacon in Rhea Costa // Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad // Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Can we also discuss a preggers Olivia Wilde in Guicci and Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren? And not gonna lie, I kinda loved Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem Couture. What was your favorite Golden Globe look?

AMBER + SCOTT

Amber + Scott // Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite details from Amber and Scott’s wedding. They tied the knot last July (happy anniversary!) at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, Pa. Grey and orange goodness, DIY details, and a fairly attractive bride and groom equals magic.

Flowers + Event Design by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

Flowers by Emily Hill Events // Photo by The Wiebners

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More from Amber + Scott’s wedding here!

GOLDEN GLOBES

Wedding Dress Inspiration #goldenglobes

Lots of fashion porn at the Golden Globes last night. We can take several of these red carpet pointers right down the aisle.

1. Brooke Anderson // Rachel Gilbert
2. Hayden Panettiere // Roberto Cavalli
3. Amy Adams // Marchesa
4. Michelle Dockery // Alexander Vaultier
5. Anne Hathaway // Chanel
6. Heidi Klum // Alexandre Vauthier

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