Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Musings

1. Check out this garden themed wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings shot by Texas photographer Taylor Lord (who also shot a Belle wedding). We love how colorful and casual it is while maintaining the wedding glamour! Aren't those crowns adorable? We thought so! Awesome job to Taylor for capturing the wedding spirit.

2. Congratulations to one of our personal favorites, Lauren Conrad, and her new hubby William Tell! We've had so much fun following her wedding planning (read below about her self-designed bridesmaid's dresses) and can't wait to read about all of the details (and see her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown) in Us weekly. Doesn't she always look beautiful and classy!
3.  In case you somehow missed it, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendez had a baby girl! We are so excited for these two and know that their little girl will be absolutely beautiful. Do we hear wedding bells in the future? Belle is available for any of your planning needs! 

4. How cute are these flower girls?!?! This brings fashion-forward and adorable to a whole new level. What a perfect way to start the ceremony!


5. How gorgeous is this metallic and floral wedding cake? Simple yet such a WOW-factor for your guests to drool over. And it's not just the cake that is amazing at this wedding. Check out the entire destination affair now.

Over the top South Africa destination wedding that is stunning! #weddingchicks Captured By: Gavin Casey
xoxo - the belles

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Belle Fall Favorites Part II

We're back with Part II of our Fall Favorites. See what made Caroline & Natalie's list. From fall fashion to football and weddings galore, Fall is just so wonderFALL. See what we did there :)

Caroline M.'s Fall Favorites...

1.  College Football season- Gig'em
2.  Traveling to Dallas & Atlanta for friend's fall weddings
3.  Leather jackets 
Can't go wrong with a leather jacket and white tee and #prettyhair ... #theclassics

4.  Fall decorating and table setting- love using gourds and heirloom pumpkins
Salvage Savvy: Weekly [P]inspiration: Amazing Outdoor Fall Decoration Ideas

5.  Anything butternut squash! or this amazing pumpkin lasagna recipe  from William Sonoma!

Natalie's Fall Favorites...

1.  Going to Indy to be in one of my best friends wedding!
2. Over the knee boots! Love these Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
3. Long cardigans/scarfs, especially from JCrew
4. Site visit to Cabo for my sisters wedding 

5. Shopping for presents! I get it all done before December!

And don't forget to check back next week for our third and final Fall Favorites!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Musings

1. It is only the middle of the month and there have already been so many celebrity weddings!  Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross (Diana Ross's son!), Ashley Tisdale and Christopher French are just a few and we are so happy for these couples! Check out E-Online to get more details on their weddings and to see what other celebrities tied the knot this month! 

2. These celebrity weddings were not the only news this week, congratulations to Will and Kate on the announcement of their 2nd child! We could not be happier for the the royal family! Not only does Prince George gain a sibling, but we get to see more of Kate Middleton's pregnancy fashion! 

3. Speaking of fashion, New York Fashion Week is here and the designers have pulled out all of the stops for their Spring 2015 collections. The weather has not barely even started to cool down and we are already dreaming about where we can wear these soft colors and feminine silhouettes. We can't wait to see how these Monique Lhuillier dresses transform into amazing bridal gowns!

4. If you read our "Fall Favorites" then you know how much Belle's love Fall! We're also so excited for the warm colors that it brings. The Perfect Palette has put together the top 10 wedding colors of the Fall and we can not wait to see them in action at all of our fall weddings

5. With the cooler weather comes more opportunity for outdoor wedding activities, specifically cigar bars. All of the male attendees at your wedding are going to rave about this fun addition to the wedding. And there is something in it for the ladies too. Look at these cute matches that you can use to decorate the bar. Now that is a win-win! 

xoxo - the belles 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Belle Fall Favorites

It's officially September and going into one of the most amazing seasons! We love Fall here at Belle for so many reasons. From the weather to the holiday season being around the corner, we had to put together our list of Fall Favorites. In Part I see what made each Belle's list!

Chelsea's Fall Favorites...

1. Traveling to Colorado to plan my best friends wedding!

2. Sweater Weather

3. The return of my favorite TV show, Scandal

4. Fall goodies

5. Booties

Alia's Fall Favorites...

1.  Cooler, fresh air 

2.  Bringing out the fall boots

3.  Pumpkin and squash soups on the menu

4.  Heading home to Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving to enjoy family and the autumn colors

5.  Candy corn

Jordan's Fall Favorites...

1.  Saturdays at Kyle Field (the new Kyle Field that is!!) Gigem Ags :) 

2.  The beginning of holiday season. Love this time leading up to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!!

3.  Pumpkin spice lattes. (I'm addicted)
4.  Meeting our baby boy sometime soon! Due date coming up in November!!!

5.  Fall weather, therefore Fall outfits!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Musings

1. We're sure most of you have already seen pictures from Brad and Angelina's big day, but we just had to comment on her unique wedding dress! In typical Jolie fashion, she customized her traditional Versace white silk gown by adding dozens of designs from her children's drawings on the gown's train and veil. This day was truly a celebration of their family!

2. As one of our favorite designs, of course we love Tory Burch's Tabletop Collection. These pieces are based off of 19th-century English ceramics that both Tory and her mother collect. The white and blue pattern makes this China perfect for everyday use or for special events at your home. We love how this pitcher even doubles as a flower vase. Perhaps a new wedding trend??

3. You don't have to go all the way to France to get these Champagne infused gummy bears. Sugarfina, a sweet candy boutique in Beverly Hills, can deliver them right to your door. Perfect for party favors, these bubbly bears are sure to be a hit at your next event!
4. It's that time of year again, football fans! Kick off the season in style with a fun tailgating party with friends at home or at the stadium. Maybe a perfect way to have a couples shower?! Serve your favorite tailgating foods and decorate in your team's colors. You'll always win with these cute ideas from The Party Dress Magazine!

5. Sometimes receptions get the best of us. After a long night of dancing, your guests will be sure to thank you for their post wedding recovery kit! Assemble these during the weeks leading up to the big day. Include water, Advil, snacks, and anything else that may help give them a little pick-me-up.

xxoo - the belles

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Musings

1. Martha Stewart's latest covergirl, Lauren Conrad, shows off her new bridesmaids line, with none other than her very own fabulous bridesmaids! Read all about her idea on what makes a perfect bridesmaid look. And don't forget to check out her Paper Crown line now. 

2. Dessert sushi? Yes please. Bright & colorful, different & fun... we might throw a party just to have this!! Perfect for the bride that loves sushi. What a unique idea for a bridal brunch when sushi doesn't seem appropriate. 

3. An engagement basket how-to!! Already engaged? Use this for inspiration on a bridesmaid basket, maid of honor basket, or even mother of the bride basket. The possibilities are endless! And customize with your besties favorite brands!

4. Still searching for little fun finds to make your wedding personal? Well Grey Likes has done the work for you. Check out their "Etsy, Ideas, & Finds" on their blog now. From "Garden Glam" to "Citrus Brights" there's so much inspiration for every bride and look!

5. Oh and apparently Brad and Angelina got married. Just a small little story... NOT! We are dying for details on their intimate affair. Rumor has it that Angelina went traditional and wore white. Reports are also saying the kids all played a role in the wedding. They certainly had a few flower girls and ring bearers to choose from!
oxo - the belles