Tuesday, September 30, 2014

George Clooney Finally Settles Down!

 One of America's favorite bachelors has finally settled down! On September 29th, George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin exchanged vows in Venice, Italy. They had three days of parties (doesn't sound awful) and then wrapped up the celebration with a civil ceremony. George calls Venice the "most romantic city in the world." It was also in Italy that the two met, so the location made perfect sense!

And dare we say this wedding outdid Kimye?! Because of their location, it leaved little privacy for their famous friends to arrive. And they all showed up in style! From Anna Wintour to Matt Damon and Cindy Crawford, they certainly had quite the celeb guest list.

But the brilliant bride Amal still stole the show. She completely wowed all wedding weekend with outfit after outfit! She of course saved the best for last, her wedding gown. She chose a beautiful custom gown by the amazing Oscar de la Renta. And we can't forget the handsome groom! He was looking dapper in a black tux by Giorgio Armani. A huge congratulations goes out to these two love birds! Can't wait to see where they honeymoon! And don't forget to get the latest People Magazine to see all the amazing photos of their wedding weekend!! 

Arriving at the Cavalli Palace for their wedding. How stunning does she look?! That hat... that AMAZING white onesie. Perhaps a perfect look for a rehearsal dinner? Or honeymoon??

Amal getting fitted in her gorgeous Oscar de la Renta wedding gown!

Look how happy George looks before the ceremony!

The day after the two exchanged vows, Amal stepped out in Giambattista Valli couture. Mrs. Clooney... you are stunning! Wouldn't mind that adorable dress for a day-after brunch :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday Musings

1. Jenny Packham came out with an accessory line! Between the gorgeous diamonds and diverse styles, how could you go wrong? It's perfect for any bride!

2. This just in...you can now register at Anthropologie house and home!! Pretty sure we just booked up your afternoon dreaming up your future home. Here's a sneak peak into your kitchen...

3. Casey Wilson and David Caspe from NBC's "Marry Me" are the cutest couple! Not only do they have a successful marriage but they're coworkers too! I love this article of them giving advice to married couples. It covers everything from living styles to handling finances.

4. A wedding cake is always such a statement piece for the bride. These wacky cakes allow you to show off your personality while also providing a tasty treat!  With these cakes, you're sure to catch everyone's attention!

5. Bridesmaids wearing white at the wedding!? These celebs think so. It used to be a fashion faux-pas to match the bride, but now its become such a classic look. Celebrities are such trendsetters-- so why not try white for your maids??

Bachelorette Emily Maynard Marries!

In the world of celebrities, most like to keep their personal lives personal. So we just want to shout out a huge thank you to former Bachelorette Emily Maynard for giving the people what they want... ALL THE DETAILS!

Gorgeous color palette and overall look!

On Monday the gorgeous blonde took to her blog to post all the happiness from her perfect day. She shares all the goods with over fifty photos, a 10 minute wedding video, and all the vendor details. We posted a few of our favorites below, but do yourself a favor and head over to her blog now for all sorts of wedding inspiration! We promise it won't disappoint. 

How adorable is this picture of Emily looking at her daughter?!
Love this sweet moment during their vows!
Another look at their amazing setup! Love the lounge they incorporated next to the bar. Guests always need a little place to relax after dancing the night away :)

That cake... mmmmmm!!!
We always love when brides add a little something extra for fun. Popsicles in the middle of summer are perfect! Perhaps apple cider for a fall wedding? ;)
And confetti to end the night!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Belle Fall Favorites Part III

We're back with our third and final Fall Favorites! And what better day to do it then on the first official day of Fall?! Annnnd cooler weather in store for the next week! We sure do love this season. See what consultant Emily is looking forward to, plus our two Fall interns, Caroline W. and Laura.

Emily's Fall Favorites...

 1. Attending the UCLA vs. USC big rivarly football game at the Rosebowl in Pasadena, CA!

2. Thanksgiving Holiday with family in Northern California.
3. Finally the return of all the wonderful fall TV! So excited The Voice is back with Gwen Stefani.

4. Bold & rich nail polish colors

5. All the pumpkin treats I can get my hands on! (i.e. Cupcakes, Bread, Cookies). Check out this list of 100+ pumpkin desserts :)


Caroline W.'s Fall Favorites...

1. Warm oversized scarves

2. Darker Nail Colors

3. Texas Football-Hook 'Em!

4. Hot Chai Tea Lattes

5. Assisting on fabulous Fall Belle Weddings! 

Laura's Fall Favorites...

1. Pumpkin Chocolate cupcakes. How good do those look!

2. I love watching baseball and the world series is just around the corner.
3. Leg warmers are great because they are fashionable and functional!

4. My older sister's baby shower. She's having twins! Congratulations sis!
5. Trees changing color :)

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 http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/09/01/south-africa-destination-wedding/
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!