Monday, October 24, 2011

Win a Sarah Seven wedding dress!

You all know I'm a huuuuuge fan of Sarah Seven - the dresses are so detailed and romantic! And now you can score one for free by entering this contest over on OnceWed.

The winner gets to choose from White As Snow or Elope. Pretty darn exciting! Click here to enter!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Butter by Nadia dresses at MISHA NICOLE

So what have I been up to this summer? I know, I know...I haven't been blogging, but that's because I've been working a summer internship at a new NYC retail concept store called MISHA NICOLE.

MISHA NICOLE carries a ton of interesting merchandise, one of which is the Signature Satin Wrap Dress from Butter by Nadia. The ultimate one-size-flatters-all dress allows your bridesmaids to individualize their gowns by wrapping any way they want. Check them out over at MISHA NICOLE's blog!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vera Wang Bridesmaid Dresses for David's Bridal

Just a few months after launching her White wedding dress collection for David's Bridal, Vera Wang is teaming up with the retailer again to create a 7-piece line of bridesmaid dresses. Only one image has been released so far, but I'm getting pretty excited! Sophisticated, modern, and visually interesting (defined: not a snooze!), these Vera Wang designs will look awesome walking down the aisle with a price point of $158 - 200. It's a little pricier than I would like, but so far, I think it just might be worth it!

I just hope maids still take on the supporting role though - the bride should be the center of attention!

picture courtesy of WWD

Upcoming Watters Trunk Show at Lovely: May 2011

I've been a huge fan of Watters and Wtoo bridal/maid collections. Affordable yet beautifully designed, I think these are stylish and sensible!

Lovely Bridal Shop in NYC is hosting a Watters trunk show on May 6-8, 2011. Get 10% off that weekend :) Make sure to make an appointment!

May 6-8, 2011
Lovely Bridal Shop
313 West 4th Street (between W 12th and Bank)
New York, NY 10014

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bridal Market Giveaways from ShopJoielle!

This past weekend was a blast! Why? Because I got to tag along with ShopJoielle to see some of the upcoming Fall 2011 bridal fashions at New York Bridal Market

To share some the gifts we picked up along the way, ShopJoielle is having a giveaway over on their blog!! All you have to do is...

Leave a comment on their blog or facebook page, or re-tweet this post from @shopjoielle, and you'll be entered into our drawing for a slew of awesome goodies we snagged at Market, which includes a few items that could entertain me for HOURS...

- Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Bride & Bloom, and Get Married magazines.
- "The Knot" aluminum water bottle and small notebook
- Dessy Group umbrella
- CHI finishing hair spray and nail polish

This contest will run through April 20th (next Wednesday). Two winners will be chosen through a random number generator. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ask Lela Rose anything!

It’s bridal fashion week, and Lela Rose, who designs a gorgeous collection of wedding dresses as well as a line of bridesmaid dresses, is feeling extra generous with her time. Have a wedding-related fashion or style question? One of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashionista, has setup on online Q&A! Email them at or write it in the comments of their blog entry. Lela will answer one question a day for the next five days.

enjoy the interactive chat!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ace Hotel Party Tonight to Celebrate Target's 5th anniversary of the GO International Designer Collection

Now here's a reason to party! Target is re-releasing 34 of its best selling dresses from its GO International Designer Collection, where they’ve given us a second chance to pick up dresses from past collaborations with Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Rodarte, Thakoon, and many more. The pieces will be available for sale in stores and online at from March 13th - April 10th (or whenever they run out!).

To celebrate this, they're throwing a party tonight at the NYC Ace Hotel w/ frequent collaborator Opening Ceremony. Better go check it out - it's pretty exciting!

For a sneak peak - check out some of the dresses that are being re-released. For more, go read up on this at


Zac Posen

Behnaz Sarafpour

This collection might be perfect for people looking for more casual bridesmaid or rehearsal dinner garb!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Matthew Williamson Launching a Bridal Collection!

Again, I am totally awestruck by the new bridal collections coming out this spring! London-based designer, Matthew Williamson, well known for his fun, flirty prints and dresses, is coming out with a 12-piece bridal collection! Below are my favorites from his lookbook. Apparently wholesale prices are from $1,400 to $3,300, so do keep that in mind as you're setting your wedding budget!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Limited Semi-Annual Suiting Event - March 7 - 13, 2011

Head over to The Limited this weekend for their semi-annual suiting event! I know this isn't wedding-related, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to tell y'all about a great deal! Read more at BudgetFashionista!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Need help with wedding planning? Martha Stewart Weddings Online Luxury Expo - March 12 & 13, 2011

register here!

Shopbop Bridal - March 14th Launch!

How am I so late in the game?! I just heard about this and am now so excited!

The super trendy and chic e-commerce site, is launching their own bridal boutique. This is where you'll find beauties by designers such as Halston Heritage, Thread Social, Rachel Pally, Alice + Olivia, Calvin Klein, Catherine Deane, Lela Rose, Max Azria, Notte by Marchesa, Temperley London, Thayer, and Zimmerman. For those on a budget, the website has also teamed with young New York designers to create affordable gowns in exclusive colors.

seriously...I wish I could get married again! Read more over at The Bride's Guide on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vivienne Westwood's Line of Palladium Jewelry

Vivienne Westwood is working with The Palladium Alliance International to create a line of environmentally-conscious pieces made entirely of the lightweight precious metal, and she got Christina Hendricks to be the new spokesperson! The line features symbols of hope - including trees, acorns and hearts...and boy, this heart just oozes rocker chic...perfect for that bride looking for something unique and different.

read more about it at PeopleStyleWatch

Would you have a McWedding?

I recently read about this in the NYTimes and I'm really intrigued! Here in the US, a McDonald's wedding probably wouldn't happen (though I have heard about White Castle weddings!) but apparently there's a market for it in Hong Kong, where it just launched on Valentine's day.

A McWedding starts at $1,280, which includes food and drinks for 50 people. The package includes a "cake" made of stacked apple pies and McDonald's employees dressed in black suits to usher in guests and deliver Big Macs and fries.

sounds kinda fun! Read more about it here!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lovely NYC is selling ALL of their Bridesmaid Dresses!

That's right - you read the title of this blog post correctly! Lovely, a beautiful bridal shop in NYC, is selling ALL of their bridesmaid/social dresses because they are re-focusing on brides. Go check out the sample sale!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Congrats to The Remixologists on their website launch!

The hubby and I have been working for months on the website for his DJ collective, The Remixologists, and it's finally done! After creating a whole site and scratching it, we came up with a site that is both easy-to-use and fun to look at!

I love this portfolio function to show off all the mixes and videos. It gives potential clients a great way to listen and view the talent! Do you recognize that first mix on the left? yup...that's hubby and me! =) go check it out!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Storybook Invitations by Constellation and Co.

For couples out there who love to read - this would be the perfect invitation for you! From Constellation and Co. comes the Storybook Invitation, a clever and charming way to inform your guests about all the happenings of your upcoming wedding. I absolutely love how the save-the-date acts as a bookmark for your storybook invitation! =) Read more over at Paper Crave!

pictures from Constellation and Co

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BHLDN by Anthropologie

I cannot be more excited for next week! Yes, we're only a few days away from Valentine's Day and I can't wait to celebrate with the hubby...but also! Feb. 14th is when Anthropologie is launching their online bridal boutique, BHLDN (which stands for "beholden").

I saw the sneak peak posted over at, and I am SWOONING. what gorgeousness! For more, go check out some more pics at aisledash

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Lovely NYC

I've loved Carol Hannah since her Project Runway days, and I've continued to follow her blog. Now I'm SUPER EXCITED that she's having a trunk show at Lovely here in New York. Be sure to go check it out!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cute Idea: Calendar of the Month Club

Can you believe it? It's already February and my spring/summer calendar is totally filling up w/ weddings! To keep track, I've joined the Calendar of the Month Club from Curiosity Group. Each month, you get a download to a super cute 3-d calendar. Go sign up for the club here!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Teddy Pops

oh my gosh, I wish I had the talent of Bakerella. These are so amazing! What awesome valentines =) when I have day...maybe I'll send them to school w/ these for their pals.

for full instructions, go check out Bakerella!

Thank You Cookies - Clever Favor Idea!

This idea for wedding favors is so clever...and tasty too! This easy DIY project was created by Mary Swenson (who has the most awesome scrapbook-layout of a blog) and found via ProjectWedding. I now need to go pick up alphabet cookie cutters and create my own messages. What do y'all think of cookies that spell out "YOU ARE AWESOME" for valentine's day? maybe some royal pink frosting? my hubby might have an awesome surprise to look forward to for valentine's day!

And you must go check out Mary Swenson's blog. I absolutely love the photography and layout!!

found via ProjectWedding

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mix, Mingle, Marry in Toronto!

If you're in Toronto, go check this out tomorrow! LaBelleBride will be there with Dudesday and a ton of DIYs =)

Monday, January 10, 2011

a little late...but I love this! Cookie Cutter Ornaments!

Okay, yes, I'm a little late for the holidays. I didn't get a chance to "curate" all the fun holiday ideas that I saw last month and even so, I thought this DIY idea found on Design*Sponge was just way too cute to pass up sharing with all y'all. In fact, this makes me want to break out the sewing machine again!

the christmas tree may be my favorite =)

for full instructions, check out Design*Sponge!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year's!

Happy New Year's!

I know, I know...I barely blogged during the last quarter of 2010, and I apologize! My mind was pretty set on finishing my business school applications (I got in!), but I am happy to report that I'm back!

For 2011, I've decided to use this blog to report on lovely items beyond weddings. After working with cmarchuska, a fabulous eco-friendly women's line, I've become inspired to also treasure sustainable fashion because there is probably nothing more sensible!

Also, I am making the following resolutions to be:
1. More decisive
2. More creative
3. More loving
4. Less afraid to speak up!

What are your resolutions? Tweet them to me @styleandsense!
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