Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Musings

1. Not quite sure where you want to honeymoon? We love this list of unique spots
from Buzzfeed. They're all absolutely amazing! Ranging from gorgeous secluded beaches of the Maldives to Dracula's Castle, see all 17 locations!


2. Love this monogrammed ring dish for a new engagement ring. Perfect gift for your newly engaged friends. There are so many different dish options with a ton of colors and fonts to choose from!

3. We love the look of this bouquet. Very rustic and garden-inspired. And that gray wedding dress is amazing. Love the color combination with the green and white florals.

4. What a pretty bar setup! Love this look for a bridesmaids luncheon, a bridal shower, baby shower, or even a Valentines-inspired party. Such a fun way to display delicious cocktails!
5. Helpful hints from The Perfect Palette while creating your color scheme. Definitely a good read for the bride who can't decide! They have narrowed down the top five color mistakes brides make.
6. Still trying to decide on a signature cocktail? We love the look (and taste!) of this cotton candy cocktail. All you need is cotton candy and champagne. Would also be a fun "mocktail" for a baby gender reveal party. Half with pink cotton candy, half with blue, and pour sprite over it instead of champagne!

7. This Kate Spade inspired table setup is so cute and fun! And we love the idea of a "Will you be my Bridesmaid" dinner party. The pink sequined linen mixed with the black and white striped runner is so perfectly mixed together. Take a look at all of the images on The Perfect Palette.
Xoxo-The Belles!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Carats & Cake Feature: Houstonian Hotel

This beautiful Belle wedding at the Houstonian this past August was absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous. And thanks to Carat's and Cake for giving us a glimpse at just how beautiful Vanessa & Christopher's wedding day was. The floral chandelier ceiling hanging over the dance floor was unbelievable. Blooming Gallery out-did themselves this time! And those orchid's on the wedding cake were the absolute perfect touch. Photographer JP Beato did a great job at capturing this gorgeous day. The classic color scheme of pinks, whites, and creams helped transform the beautiful Hosutonian ballroom. Nothing dramatic, just classic beauty. We don't know how else to put it... we loved this Belle wedding! Check out a few of the images below, but for more check out the feature at Carat's and Cake.

We can't get over how amazing this floral chandelier was!


What a unique and beautiful cake.

Simply elegant!

Love this first dance in the center of this amazing
ballroom under the  floral chandelier.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammy Fashion & Fun

Let's be honest about last night's fashion... it was disappointing. While the ladies that made best dressed nailed it, the list was very very short. The worst dressed list went on and on. Come on celebs you're better than that! At least the show itself did not disappoint. The list of performers was huge, and they were all rather incredible. It was also nice to see Macklemore take home so many awards after their successful year. Daft Punk definitely was the shock of the evening, taking home five Grammy's including Album & Record of the Year. And in case you weren't already obsessed with Jay Z & Beyonce, their performance and Jay's acceptance speech just secured their spot for cutest couple forever and ever. But enough of a recap, lets get to the good stuff. All red carpet pictures can be found on E! online.

Alia's Favorite:

in custom Michael Costello

Caroline & Chelsea's Favorite:

Chrissy Teigen 
in Johanna Johnson

Christine's Favorite:

Giuliana Rancic 
in Alex Perry

Jordan & Mimi's Favorite:

Taylor Swift 
in Gucci

Natalie's Favorite:

Daft Punk

Valerie's Favorite:

in Emilio Pucci

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Musings

1. You know you've made it in Hollywood when a wedding is inspired by your work! Wes Anderson (a native Texan!) is best known as a director and screenwriter for movies such as, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Moonrise Kingdom. This southern California couple wanted their wedding to be unique, so they decided to take cues from their favorite director. Anderson's work inspired their color palette and art direction. Check out all the pictures from their happy happy day!

2. Girls is officially back. And what better way to celebrate that then with a Lena Dunham video? Here's a little funny/adorable clip of Lena as she gets ready for her Vogue shoot (she's a cover girl!). And don't forget to tune in on Sundays!

3. Love this crystal bracelet for just $48. The clear acrylic band looks as if you just have crystals floating on your arm.

4. How adorable is this Valentines ribbon from Etsy? Perfect for Valentines décor around the house. Or would be a cute and fun ribbon for a Valentine's Day wedding bouquet.
5. We had to have at least one cold weather post on this chilly Friday, and what better way to do it than with J.Crew?! We're all wishing we had this adorable J.Crew scarf today. Chevron + infinity = trendy & warm.
as always xoxo, the belles

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Musings

1. For the get-fit bride we love these glammed up tennis shoes! Swarovski teamed up with Nike to create these fun and unique shoes. And they are surprisingly inexpensive!

2. Giuliana Rancic recently instagrammed a picture of her personalized cuff from Rustic Cuff and we immediately fell in love. These would make for a perfect gift for a bridal party, bride, or yourself. They have countless options from leather, Lucite, metal and more. Check out all the different options!

3. We love these shoes from BCBG. Perfect for a classic bridal look.

4. OBSESSED with these chair signs for the bride & groom. Perfect for any upcoming February weddings. And they can be re-used for years to come when decorating your home for Valentine's Day.

5. For those of you that love stationary try Nicely Noted. It is a stationery subscription service (like Birch Box, but for your letter needs) that delivers a collection of letterpress cards and stamps to your mailbox every month.

6. Looking for a fun and different gift for your newly engaged friends? We love these bridal sticky notes from Paper Source. They are perfect to use while brides browse wedding magazines and plan their dream day!

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Golden Carpet

Let the award season begin! And to kick off this year's award shows, the Golden Globes were up first. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint. Sooo many fabulous dresses! In fact, we had too many favorites to pick just one. So this time each Belle chose their TWO favorites. From bold bright colors, to simply stunning necklines, the red carpet was flooded with fashion. See the whole lineup of celebs and their gorgeous get up here.

Who do you think was the most fashionable of the night?

Alia's Favorites:
Zooey Deschanel
in Oscar de la Renta

Julianne Hough
in Emilio Pucci

Caroline's Favorites:
Lupita Nyong'o
in Ralph Lauren 

Amy Poehler
in Stella McCartney

Chelsea's Favorites:
Catt Sadler
in Paolo Sebastian

Kate Beckinsale
in Zuhair Murad Couture

Christine's Favorites:
Margot Robbie
in Gucci

Camila Alves
in Dolce & Gabbana

Jordan's Favorites:
Maria Menounos
in BCBG Max Azria

Louise Roe
in Monique Lhuillier

Maribeth's Favorites:
Sofia Vergara
in Zac Posen

Lupita Nyong'o
in Ralph Lauren 

Mimi's Favorites:
Olivia Wilde
in Gucci

Emma Watson
in Christian Dior Couture

Natalie's Favorites:
Michelle Dockery
in Oscar de la Renta 

Cate Blanchett
in Armani Prive

Valerie's Favorites:
Julianna Margulies
in Andrew Gn

Caitlin FitzGerald
in Emilia Wickstead