Thursday, December 29, 2011

Save the Date!

It's official! Wedding season is on the way and you know what that means..super cute Save the Dates will be sealed and delivered! We've really enjoyed seeing all the creative ways couples are letting their family and friends know they're tying the knot!

If you're brainstorming ideas for your Save the Dates then you've come to the right place! Here are some we really loved!

Good Wedding Invitation

Hitched Salon

Wedding Bee


And we've saved our favorite for last!

(front) The Wedding Decorator

(back) The Wedding Decorator

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Belle's Wish List

Christmas is five days away and we've sent our Wish List off to Santa!

Natalie: Iomoi Lucite Tray


Chelsea: Siracusa GM Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Marissa: Diamond Bangle Bracelet

Ultra Diamonds

Valerie: J. Crew Gift Card

J. Crew

Christine: Sapphire Earrings


Alia: iPad2


Stacy: tickets to see Radiohead at the Toyota Center


Belle of the Ball wants to wish you a Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Having trouble figuring out that perfect gift for your bridesmaids and groomsmen? Let us help you out! We've got some great ideas that you're sure to love!

A fun t-shirt, personalized pocketknife, or manly scented candle? They all make great gifts and will commemorate your special day perfectly!

Etsy: Flanels Shop

Sundance Catalog

Garden & Gun Store

Jewelry and magazines: two things girls love! Bauble Bar is a fun site where you can spend hours shopping around for all kinds of sparkly things! Throw in a subscription to their favorite magazine and you're all set!

Bauble Bar


Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Party Snacks

'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry with family and friends! If you're planning on having a Christmas Party but aren't sure what to feed your guests...we have a few really festive ideas for you! Their mouths will water just looking at these decadent treats!

                                            Cherry Chocolate Kisses

Photo & Recipe from The Curvy Carrot

                                               Reindeer Cupcakes

Photo & Recipe from Hoosier Homemade

                                  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Photo & Recipe from Bakeat350

                                          Peppermint Cream Bites
Photo & Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

We hope you enjoy baking, eating, and serving these goodies as much as we've enjoyed looking at them! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Charming Fall Wedding

This lovely couple, Julia O'Banion and Michael Tanner recently tied the knot and had the most charming fall time ceremony and reception. The stunning couple chose to have their ceremony at Second Baptist Church and their reception at the Houstonian in the Hearth Room.

We really love the way JP Beato III captured their special day! Here's a little glimpse at the magic!

Photo from JP Beato III

Photo from JP Beato III

Photo from JP Beato III

Photo from JP Beato III

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Casual Chic Wedding

When planning a casual chic wedding, the first thing that comes to our minds is a garden inspired wedding!

Not only is a garden wedding light and airy, but it can be the perfect reflection of the bride and her personality.

With a casual chic wedding you can completely forget a traditional gown and go with something that is more your taste and style and of course, more casual.

We imagine a simple, yet elegant, slim, lace wedding dress like this one.

Photo from InWeddingDress

Choosing the wedding colors is really fun especially for a garden wedding! We love the pastel colors that give it the light and airy feel. You can't go wrong with light blue, pink, yellow, peach, lavender or green. Pick the colors you really enjoy and that suit your personality the best!

Depending on the colors you decide to go with, when choosing what flowers you'd like to have on your special day, we always love the classic rose- whether they're pink, peach, white or yellow!

For the reception, make the tables look and feel like a garden party. You can make a garden party more of a traditional style or you can give it that vintage feel. And what kind of food to serve? Well, of course laid-back, comfort food!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Modern Wedding Cakes!

Wedding cakes are an extremely important part of any wedding! Not only are the bride and groom just dying to dive into their tasty piece of wedding cake, but all the guests have been eyeballing it all night long with their mouths watering, waiting to know that the cake is just as delicious as it looks!

Some brides love to go the traditional route with a traditional cake. But right now, a modern wedding cake is the big trend.

It's incredible what they can do to dazzle up the cake and the fact that it's edible, sweet, and delicious makes it even better!

Check out this layered damask cake! I bet you can't wait to have a bite!

Photo from Pinterest

We love this beautiful yellow cake with the creative ring pattern all over it!

Photo from Pinterest

Here's another one that made our mouths water just looking at the chocolate glaze! It's really simple, but different.

Photo from Pinterest

Who doesn't love gifts? Now your wedding cake can be a stack of them!

Photo from Pinterest

We've saved our favorite for last! It's the decadent and very luxurious looking Macaron cake!

Photo from Pinterest

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Style Collective

A Style Collective was started by two lovely ladies, Kirbi Knop and Tina Sanford. Their passion for design and details prompted the start of their company and it shines through with all of their intricate ideas. Whether you're in the market for renting some vintage style props for a photoshoot or an event, or you're needing help with the event styling, or maybe you just need some creative direction, Knop and Sanford will be happy to help you!

We love these handcrafted invitations because they add a special personal touch to them!
Photo from A Style Collective

Vintage frames can be a unique addition for a photoshoot!

Photo from A Style Collective

If you're currently looking for some beautiful china for an event you're hosting then A Style Collective may have just what you're looking for! We love the vintage feel that this china can add!

Photo from A Style Collective

They even rent out furniture! Vintage furniture can really add warmth and coziness to any setting! We love anything vintage!

Photo from A Style Collective

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Style Me Pretty Feature!

We're so excited to be recently featured on Style Me Pretty! Abby Tippit and Matthew Spinn's Wedding was a lavish affair coordinated by our very own, Alia Rdissi.

The Tippit/Spinn Wedding ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church in the Museum District, followed by an amazing reception at La Colombe D'or.

The bride chose to have a mix of traditional and modern decor with red centerpieces and champagne linens for the reception tables in the Grand Salon at La Colombe D'or. In the Conservatory Tippit chose white, black, and mirrored sofas, ottomans, and cocktail tables to create that modern feel.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Abby Tippit & Matthew Spinn as well as our coordinator, Alia Rdissi!