Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Musings

1. First and foremost we would like to say THANK YOU to blog Secrets of Segreto for mentioning us in a post about the wedding of Leslie and Charles at The Barton Creek Resort. We were so grateful to be a part of their special day, it was absolutely beautiful!

2. We still can't get over how amazing Lauren Conrad's big day was. Check out these LC approved ways to wow your wedding guests. Our favorites are these pashminas to keep your guests warm during those chilly nights as well as these flip flops to keep everyone dancing all night!


3. This week has been extra chilly and these cozy cocktails are perfect to warm up your guests at any event. Instead of spiking the punch, you can add liquor to hot chocolate or cider to spice up your cold weather faves.


4. Diamonds are a girls best friend and what better way to compliment your sparkling engagement ring than with a rose gold band. This blush colored trend has been popping up everywhere lately and we are jumping on board!

 
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We LOVE Rose Gold
You Should Too!
 
5. Instagram hashtags are the perfect way to document your wedding events in one place. Everything from pictures to funny moments to tear jerkers can be easily accessed by you and your guests. We love these creative ideas that let your guests know what hashtag to use on your special day :)
 

xoxo - the belles

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Musings

1. First and foremost we wanted to give a huge congratulations to one of our Belles, Jordan for having a beautiful, healthy baby boy! We wish you all the best and know that you'll be a great mom! We love you :)

2. We want to thank everyone who came to Saved by the Belle last week and made the party a great one! We hope you enjoyed everything because we certainly did! In case you missed out, take a look at our Halloween party favors.
 
Here's to s'more events together!
 


3. Check out ten of the biggest bridal trends of 2015! This includes adding some color to the traditionally white wedding gown, thing-high slits and crop tops! Yes, a crop top wedding gown!


Some of our favorite celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway and Gwen Stefani wore colorful dresses! I'm sensing a new trend...
 
4. Need some suggestions for songs to walk down the aisle to? We've got thirteen great ideas! Whether you're a hopeless romantic, classic and charming or a fun couple looking to show your personality, you can find just what you're looking for! Our personal favorite is "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups (you might recognize it from Father of the Bride?)
 
 
5. We wanted to share these colorful and creative welcome bags with you! The theme of the event is graffiti so we went with paint cans as our "bags." How cute are these welcome bags!

 
 
 
xoxo,
The Belles

















 
 
 

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Musings

1. Still working on planning your fall wedding? Check out these fall wedding tips from THE trend setter herself, Rachel Zoe. We especially love the rustic feel of this table setting and the idea of a warm signature cocktail!
 
2. Another way to use the already amazing autumn scenery and foliage is though your backdrops. The use of the surroundings in this one makes it so special and unique!

3. We love this
naked cake. The pop of color makes it so fun and is perfect for the minimalist bride. A perfect way to have an over the top cake without all the extra frosting. 

4. The Pantone Color Report is out and the best color for fall is... toasted almond! We have to say that it is pretty amazing. This color can be beautifully incorporated into every aspect of your wedding!

5. Check out this table setting by
Kate Spade. The mix of pinks and blues is so fresh and fun with a classic feel! What else would you expect from a great designer??? This would be perfect for a shower or rehearsal dinner too!


 xoxo-The Belles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2015 Bridal Market Trend Recap- Short Dresses

Happy Hump Day everyone! On this Wednesday, only a week after Bridal Market came to a close, we at Belle of the Ball are still pining after all the gorgeous fashion that was on display in New York. We started the week of with Textural Appliques, and yesterday we featured Crops. Today we focus on the flirtiest style from the runway... Short Dresses! It seemed as if they were everywhere and as each mini dress came down, we couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement and whimsy! Perfect for Spring, these dresses will put a smile on your face and just might make you feel like skipping your way down the aisle!

Short Dresses


Pamella Roland Bridal Fall 2015
Pamella Roland

2-in-1 (the over skirt comes off for a fresh look at the reception!)
Anne Barge Bridal Fall 2015
Anne Barge

Angel Sanchez Bridal Fall 2015
Angel Sanchez

Gatsby Glam!
Naeem Khan Bridal Fall 2015

Naeem Khan Bridal Fall 2015

Naeem Khan Bridal Fall 2015
Naeem Khan (three above)

Houghton Bridal Fall 2015
Houghton

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2015
Monique Lhuillier

Marchesa Bridal Fall 2015
Marchesa

Temperley Bridal Fall 2015
Temperley London

Oleg Cassini Bridal Fall 2015

Oleg Cassini Bridal Fall 2015
Oleg Cassini

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2015
Oscar de la Renta




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2015 Bridal Market Trend Recap- Separates

For the second part of our five part series recapping trends from Fall 2015 Bridal Market we review the designers bold choice to Crop. We saw several variations of the crop top as well as a handful of separates that are definitely all a break from the traditional white gown. You'll see a few that even bear a striking resemblance to this beautiful bride on her wedding day just this past summer! Some are a little more casual and could fit any wedding setting from a court house to a beach to a backyard while others are perfect for that glamorous black tie affair.

Check out our top picks!!

Separates & Crop Tops

Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2015

Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2015

Reem Acra Bridal Fall 2015
Reem Acra (three above)


Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2015


Theia White Bridal Fall 2015

Theia White Bridal Fall 2015
Theia White (both above)

Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015
Honor for Stone Fox Bride

Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

"The Olivia Palermo Effect"
Houghton Bridal Fall 2015

Houghton Bridal Fall 2015
Houghton (three above)

Stepping away from the dress concept completely, these next three are certainly a true break from tradition!

(There's something very T. Swift about this one)
Delphine Manivet Bridal Fall 2015
Delphine Manivet

"Comfy Chic"
Rivini by Rita Vinieris Bridal Fall 2015
Rivini

For the bride that just doesn't want to wear a dress
Naeem Khan Bridal Fall 2015
Naeem Khan 

Next up... Short Dresses!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall 2015 Bridal Market Trend Watch


We think it's safe to say that this year's Bridal Market knocked it out of the park. So many stunning dresses that we just can't wait to see our brides in next year! Over the next week or so we will be recapping our favorite dresses from the top trends we spotted this year. We might even throw in a "Best in Show" every once in a while so stay tuned!

The trends that caught our eyes were Separates, Color & Pattern, Textural Appliques, Short Dresses and a turn towards Sleeves. All extremely impactful design elements that will make you stand out in a sea of white satin!

We start with what we think was the most noticeable trend... nearly EVERY designer incorporated it into their lines.


Textural Appliques

It seemed this year the everyone wanted their gowns to have a touch more depth and intricacy and with this 3D element, the gowns seem to literally jump off the screen! Everyone from Oscar to relative newcomer Naeem embraced this design and elevated wedding gowns to a whole other level.

Check out what we mean below!

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2015
Oscar de la Renta
Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2015

Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2015
Carolina Herrera (both above)
Lela Rose Bridal Fall 2015
Lela Rose
Badgley Mischka Bridal Fall 2015
Badgley Mischka
Honor for Stone Fox Bride Spring 2015
Honor for Stone Fox Bride

Angel Sanchez Bridal Fall 2015
Angel Sanchez
Naeem Khan Bridal Fall 2015
Naeem Khan

Temperley Bridal Fall 2015 

Temperley Bridal Fall 2015
Temperley London (both above)
Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2015

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Fall 2015
Monique Lhuillier (both above)

Check back later this week to see the next trend... Crops & Separates!

xoxo The Belles