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stylemepretty.com | June 2012 10 Style-Fabulous Real Weddings Do It Yourself 5 Fashion Projects Beauty School with Mar Romero and Jose Villa Veiled Headpiece Inspiration by Jennifer Behr Blogger Style The Coolest Bloggers + Their Bridal Loves THE FASHION &BEAUTY ISSUE STYLE ME PRETTY 2 10 STYLE-FABULOUS REAL WEDDINGS 74-163 CONTRIBUTORS DO-ITYOURSELF STYLE I LIKE THE WAY YOU SPARKLE Real Wedding: Real Wedding: FEATHER ME FABULOUS Real Wedding: ON THE COVER GATSBYINSPIRED GLAMOUR Real Wedding: BLOGGER STYLE BEAUTY SCHOOL Headpiece Inspiration: JENNIFER BEHR Real Wedding: WINTER WHIMSY Real Wedding: INSPIRED BY AUDREY Real Wedding: SWEET SOUTHERN STYLE ISLAND ELEGANCE Real Wedding: Real Wedding: WOODLAND ROMANCE Real Wedding: RUFFLED TO PERFECTION STYLE ME PRETTY 4 60 120 6 76 128 10 84 136 17 94 148 32 102 156 50 112 164 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR SOUTHERN GRACE PRETTY PARTNERS 3 STYLE ME PRETTY I recently did a photoshoot for Nordstrom, “modeling” their new exclusive collection of Reem Acra gowns. Gowns that were so pretty, I nearly cried. And I use the term modeling very loosely because if we’re being honest, I’m 33, have two babies and am seven years into calling myself a Mrs. But despite all the years past, it was still a total dream, with layers and layers of tulle and crystal and pretty pretty things that made me wish I could do it all over again. Details that reminded me of that little girl who used to dress up in my mom’s sparkly clothes and prance around the house a bride, marrying one care bear or cabbage patch doll after another. And although I may not look exactly like the girl who tied the knot nearly a decade ago, I definitely felt like her. And the photos that Sal Cincotta snapped … well, they turned out so lovely, I can hardly believe it’s me peering into the camera. When we decided to launch this special SMP Fashion edition in four weeks time, we knew we might be just a hair crazy. After all, fashion is the crux of a beautiful wedding. The bride, perfect in a gown that she just might only wear once. The groom, in threads so chic he can actually bring a house of guests to their feet. Maids all in a row, perfect flower girls, crazy gorgeous headpieces and jewels and shoes. Oh, the shoes. How in the world could we possibly capture the sentiment, the texture, the beauty of the SMP bride in just a few weeks? But you know what? We did it. And we’re so proud of the finished product. Because throughout the journey, we realized what truly makes Style Me Pretty great. We trust ourselves. We trust our taste. We trust that with a bit of editing, a bit of glitter and a bit of glam ... magic can happen. And we knew that we could design a fashion and beauty magazine that would transform a bride right back into that giddy little girl she was the moment she said yes. Our hope is that through the pages of this magazine you will find a little nugget of yourself. That you remind yourself that style doesn’t subscribe to one look or one genre. That style can be poignant as seen through the eyes of a rustic bride just as can be seen through the eyes of a modern or understated bride. Fashion is personal. It’s meaningful. It’s expressive. And most of all ... it’s about you. 4 xoxo, Abby Larson founder of Style Me Pretty STYLE ME PRETTY BEHIND THE SCENES at the Nordstrom Wedding Suite Photography by Sal Cincotta courtesy of SnapKnot.com 5 STYLE ME PRETTY JUSTIN & MARY MARANTZ The pair that we consider family. Who photograph with soul. MAR ROMERO to Vernam consendi doluptat. Tum que quodige nisimi, autet od utent imagnihil MAR ROMERO Our beauty guru. Our friend. Our inspiration. JENNIFER BEHR Whose artistry has made our industry more beautiful. JOSE VILLA The man who inspires weddings in their purest form. He is a genius. photo by Elizabeth Messina A SPECIAL THANKS 6 From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. This magazine was made all the more beautiful because of you. Your artistry, your genius. Style Me Pretty exists because of the designers and the photographers and the innovators who are willing to pave their own way and create something that speaks to their own original perspective. And to share it with the world. So to my friends who took the time to share their inspiration with our world, my hat goes off to you.Â STYLE ME PRETTY 9 STYLE ME PRETTY 10 ON THE COVER A beauty shoot conceptualized by Mar Romero and Janeena Balerria of TEAM Hair & Makeup with photography by Jose Villa. Gowns by Monique Lhuillier and Jewelry by BHLDN. More on page 32 STYLE ME PRETTY 12 EARRINGS (L-R) BHLDN Out-Of-The-Blue Earrings, Kendra Scott Gwen Chandelier Earrings, Kendra Scott Jeanine Dangle Earrings, BHLDN Cyprus Coast Earrings. More on page 32 THE COOLEST BLOGGERS + THEIR BRIDAL LOVES CAMILLE STYLES DESIGN LOVE FEST KENDI EVERYDAY ELEMENTS OF STYLE YOUNG HOUSE LOVE GLITTER GUIDE • • • 1 CAMILLE STYLES 4 www • camillestyles • com 7 Your Wedding Style: bohemian glam Favorite Cocktail: agave margarita on the rocks Wedding Fashion Must-Have: statement hair accessory 6 2. This floral headpiece from Twigs and Honey would be perfect for a garden party. Twigs & Honey Double Silk Gardenias Hair Comb 5 8 STYLE ME PRETTY 1. I’m a sucker for lace details and delicate straps. J.Crew Principessa Gown in Lace and Organza 3. I’m loving the not too matchy-matchy trend in bridesmaids' dresses right now. It allows all your favorite girls to don something that flatters their body types! Jenny Yoo Keira Dress 4. This ring from BHLDN feels vintage and edgy at the same time. BHLDN Possessed Prize Ring 5. A bold hat would be a fun touch for the mother of the bride. BHLDN Tranquil Day Hat 3 6. A long pendant necklace from Kendra Scott is an unexpected touch. Kendra Scott Genny Pendant Necklace 7. I’m a firm believer that a flower girl should be able to “twirl.” Watters 43312 8. Love this dapper daytime suit for the men. Topman Grey Bogart Suit 2 19 1 6 BRI EMERY 5 www • designlovefest • com 4 Your Wedding Style: punchy, casual, charming Favorite Cocktail: the honey badger Wedding Fashion Must-Have: bright details! 2 STYLE ME PRETTY 1. How can you not love tulle? And these fluffy layers are just begging to be twirled around on the dance floor. BHLDN Seraph’s Whim Shift 2. A little pop of color is unexpected — and so fun! Elva Fields Nod To Neon Necklace 3 3. These look like bits of shimmering moondust to me, and the metallic leather looks so festive! BHLDN Spirit-of-theMoment Heels 8 7 4. I’m not really into matchy-matchy, and I want each girl to be able to stand out and express her own style while fitting with the theme. These punchy dresses are the perfect picks. (L to R) Kate Spade, Abstract Uma, Selita, and Tropical Orchid Elliana 5. Love, love, love these Kate Spade heels! The solids are great for color blocking. Kate Spade Shelly in Lipstick Pink 6. Gotta have hair flair! ban.do Crystal Crush Bobbi Pin 7. I love the fun of a patterned bow tie, and it gives an otherwise simple ensemble that little extra impact. Baby Bliss Props Newborn Orange Circles Bow Tie 8. The light fabric of linen is perfect for an outdoor ceremony! Asos Slim Fit Linen Suit 21 1 6 KENDI SKEEN www • kendieveryday • com 7 Your Wedding Style: classic, feminine, quirky 4 Favorite Cocktail: vodka + soda with lime Wedding Fashion Must-Have: statement shoes 5 8 2. I like the idea of adding sparkle without adding in a lot of jewelry. J.Crew Rhinestone-Encrusted Sash STYLE ME PRETTY 1. Simple and sophisticated — did I mention it has pockets? J.Crew Principessa Gown 3. Veils are much too fussy for me, so I like the idea of a vintage-inspired hairpiece instead. BHLDN Dogwood Flower Hairpins 4. These heels are the perfect shade of "something blue," which is about as traditional as I get. Badgley Mischka ‘Goodie’ Pump in Sky Blue 2 5. A single strand of sparkle ties the whole dress together perfectly without being overdone. J.Crew Collection Martha Bracelet 6. You just can not go wrong with a classic suit and tie — am I right? J.Crew Italian Wool Pinstripe Suit 3 7. I love simple silhouettes but in a quirky color and fabric for the bridesmaids. Whitney Deal Rosa Dress 8. I wanted to add a little bit of pop but not a lot of color, and this necklace makes that statement perfectly. Bauble Bar Ice Midas Collar Necklace 23 2 ERIN GATES www • elements ofstyleblog • com 6 Your Wedding Style: classic but stylish Wedding Must-Have: an incredible band or DJ to make sure everyone leaves with memories of a great party 8 1 STYLE ME PRETTY 1. I wore a fitted gown, so naturally I am drawn to the opposite now! Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose Dress 2. I love the happy color and ruffle detail on top. Watters 9442 in Lemon 3 3. Jewels for the hair are gorgeous with or without a veil. Untamed Petals #065 Encrusted Leaf Clip 7 4. You cannot go wrong with navy and white stripes! Coren Moore Abby Flower Girl Dress 5 5. An elegant and intricately-detailed dress for the second most important woman of the day. Lela Rose Dress with Crystal Embroidery 4 6. I used to dislike oval diamonds but now this is my dream ring! Kwiat 17608 7. Metallic slingbacks that can be worn again ... and again. Jimmy Choo Metallic Glitter-Coated Leather Ingrid Sandals 8. I regret picking china that was so safe and wish I had gone with a colorful, old school pattern trimmed in gold instead! Bernardaud Constance Dinnerwear Collection 25 1 4 SHERRY PETERSIK 2 www • young houselove • com 5 Your Wedding Style: breezy, sweet & intimate Favorite Cocktail: extra minty mojito Wedding Fashion Must-Have: strappy sandals 7 2. This breezy bridesmaid dress is perfect for an outdoor affair. J.Crew Silk Chiffon Arabelle Dress 3 STYLE ME PRETTY 1. These dangly earrings feel festive without being too buttoned up. Clara Earrings #E63391 in Grey 3. This dress looks so effortless and chic I kind of want to wear it everyday. J.Crew Mirabelle Gown 4. A navy suit feels dapper without being too overdressed for an intimate outdoor party. J.Crew Cashmere Ludlow Suit 5. This lingerie is sweet, sweet, sweet. Anne Kristine Lingerie LOVEc2 Lacy Chemise 6. These strappy wedge sandals = me-ow. Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Reza II 8 7. This soft seafoam clutch feels charming and a little unexpected. Louise Clutch by Lauren Merkin in Seafoam 8. This blue-green nail polish could be “something blue” on your toes. Zoya Nail Polish in Wednesday 6 27 4 TAYLOR STERLING 2 www • theglitterguide • com Your Wedding Style: classic, fun, feminine Favorite Cocktail: a simple glass of champagne Wedding Fashion Must-Have: an amazing pair of shoes 6 3 5 STYLE ME PRETTY 1 1. I love the idea of a nontraditional wedding dress. This one is so glam! It would really WOW! BHLDN Aiguille Gown 2. I always have to have my lipstick nearby. This glitzy clutch is great for the bride to store her must-haves on her big day. BHLDN Gold Leaf Clutch 3. These Jimmy Choo heels are so stunning. I think the shoes are just as important as the dress (even if you can’t see them). Jimmy Choo Garland Sandals 4. I’m all about statement jewelry. These earrings would look beautiful on a bride. Tejani Pearl Drop Earrings 7 5. Perfect sweet, feminine look for the flower girls. Annie Girl Nouvelle Dress 6. There’s nothing like a man in a tux. This classic style is always a good choice. J.Crew Ludlow Tuxedo 7. I’m a sucker for an ethereal dress. This would be so soft and romantic on the bridesmaids. Saja HB6979 8 8. I want to give something special to the girls. These "love" rings from Etsy would be a cute personal touch to their outfits. StreetBauble 14K Gold LOVE Ring 29 STYLE ME PRETTY 32 BEAUTY SCHOOL hair, makeup & wardrobe by Mar Romero + Janeena Balerria of TEAM Hair & Makeup photography by Jose Villa STYLE ME PRETTY THE “I NEVER WEAR MAKEUP” BRIDE LOOK 1 34 BHLDN Aiguille Gown, Christian Louboutin Pumps, BHLDN Seafoam Bracelet STYLE ME PRETTY The secret to looking natural on your wedding day: face and brows! 35 STYLE ME PRETTY 1 Moisturize like it’s going out of style! Use a hydrating cream, such as Regenessence by Giorgio Armani with SPF 15, before applying your foundation. Be sure to skip the primer, which tends to dry out the skin. Then its on to round two! Combine your water-based moisturizer with a water-based foundation, such as Bobbi Brown's moisturizing formula, or for some extra glow, try Armani "Hydra Glow" foundation. Mix the two and apply using a foundation brush — try Bobbi Brown’s foundation brush for an even application. 2 PRODUCTS "Magic Night" Eyeshadow by Chanel "Endless Spice" Color Stay Lipcolor by Revlon "Toast" Eyeshadow (On Eyebrows) by Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush by Bobbi Brown Regenessence SPF 15 by Giorgio Armani 36 For a natural brow, use a matte shadow one shade lighter than your brow and gently fill in. The key is to frame your face — no Frida Kahlo brows here! For blondes, Bobbi Brown’s "Toast" eyeshadow works great. Brunettes, try using "Sienna" shadow by Smashbox, and red heads, go with "Magic Night" by Chanel. 3 For the perfect natural pout, use a stain that is one shade brighter than your natural lip color. One of my favorites is "Endless Spice" by Revlon Color Stay. Another one of my favorite stains is "Rose Agate" Rouge Double Intensite by Chanel. Gently apply, dab off the excess for a light application, and add a little clear gloss for a natural shine. 37 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY THE “I JUST WANNA LOOK LIKE MYSELF ON MY WEDDING DAY” BRIDE LOOK 2 38 Monique Lhuillier Waltz Gown, BHLDN Cyprus Coast Earrings STYLE ME PRETTY Add a touch of this or that to enhance your beauty! 39 STYLE ME PRETTY 1 Dress up the eyes with a touch of shimmer. Mac Cream Color Base in "Shell" is magic on the eyes and adds just enough brightness to your look. Sweep a little MAC Loose Pigment in "Pink Opal" across the lid, then add "Aperture" (a soft peach color) by Smashbox in the crease. Finish off with a matte light shadow such as "Bone" by Bobbi Brown under the brow bone as the finishing touch. 2 PRODUCTS "Rose" Convertible Color by Stila “Hey Sailor” Liquid Lip Balm by MAC "Pink Opal" Loose Pigment by MAC "Bone" Eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown "Shell" Cream Color Base by MAC For a fresh, blushy cheek add "Rose" or "Fuchsia" Convertible Color by Stila. Gently dab onto the apple of the cheek, using a makeup sponge for a more subtle appearance. 3 For the lips, try MAC's “Hey Sailor” liquid lip balm for a fun shine with pop. Plus, it has SPF 20! 40 41 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY THE “BRING ON THE MAKEUP” BRIDE LOOK 3 42 Monique Lhuillier Candy Gown, BHLDN Trussed Twinkles Earrings & Bracelet, BHLDN Wild Rose Hair Comb STYLE ME PRETTY From runway to the aisle, any bride can walk on the glam side on her wedding day! 43 STYLE ME PRETTY 1 PRODUCTS "Night Clubbing"Eyeshadow by NARS Shader Brush #3 by NARS Custom False Lashes by TEAM Hair & Makeup Waterproof Aqua Black by Makeup Forever Rouge d’Armani Lipstick by Giorgio Armani Smoke up those eyes with a creme shadow by NARS in "Lido" or "Lili Marlene." Apply all over the lid, up to the crease of the eye. Generously apply "Night Clubbing" by NARS to the lid instead of a matte black. Take a blending shadow brush, such as NARS Shader Brush #3, and smudge only around the outside of the darkest color, blending the outline of the lid into the crease. Line the water line of your eyes (the inside of the eye) on both top and bottom with Waterproof Aqua Black by Makeup Forever. It's the best gel liner. Finish off with our very own TEAM custom lashes, which come in short to medium lengths with a thick base for added drama! 2 Soft cheeks are a must! Apply a pale peach blush such as "Douceur" by NARS, and add just a spot of color to the outside of the cheekbone. Add MAC Matte Bronzer to the hollow part of the cheek for a more defined look. 3 For lips, go nude! Try Giorgio Armani’s "Plums" or "Beige" lipstick, and apply a soft shimmer gloss such as "Sugar" by Bobbi Brown Essentials. Soft and romantic! 44 45 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY our favorite brushes JAPONESQUE Pro Eye Shadow Fluff Medium MAC Blender #234 GIORGIO ARMANI Eye Shader COVER FX #120 46 MAC Shader #213 LAURA MERCIER Eye Colour BOBBI BROWN Touch Up NARS Shader #3 NARS Contour #14 STYLE ME PRETTY never-fail palettes Bronzed tones give you a sunkissed glow A little shimmer goes a long way — make sure you don’t over-do for your wedding day! A damp, chiseled brush turns eyeshadow into precise liner Highlights at the corner of your eye and brow bone will make your eyes sparkle Add some shimmer after the ceremony to glam it up for your night-time reception Nude tones add some oomph to a natural look Brush into the crease for a more dramatic effect Line with navy or deep purple for an unconventional smokey eye Matte shadows do double-duty as brow filler — this taupe is great for blondes 47 STYLE ME PRETTY V 50 STYLE ME PRETTY Veiled Headpiece Inspiration by Jennifer Behr Photography by BelathĂŠe The name Jennifer Behr has become synonymous with beauty. Her inspired headpieces and accessories beguile even the most discerning artists and designers with each piece handcrafted to utter gallery-worthy perfection. And just for you, she's opening up that veil of genius and letting us see the inspiration behind beauty.Â 51 STYLE ME PRETTY Can you speak to the different types of head pieces you offer and how they relate to the different types of gowns that brides choose? Do you find that the J. Behr bride tends to lean towards one bridal style or another? More and more, brides are becoming adventurous with their wedding day style. My bridal collection was born out of demand â€” for friends and editors who loved the fashion collection and wanted to wear something distinctive for their wedding. So, if there is a Jennifer Behr bride, she is a fashion-forward woman who is looking for a unique heirloom piece for her wedding day. But, as a general rule for accessories and jewelry, brides should try to find a headpiece that is in the spirit of their dress. If a dress is architectural and modern, a bride should look for a piece that has clean lines. Likewise, if a dress is fluttery and romantic, look for a softer hair accessory, such as like a chiffon piece or one of our Grecian halos. Of course, crystals go with almost everything. 53 STYLE ME PRETTY They say inspiration is everywhere. Is there one moment or piece or color or texture that really served as your inspiration launch pad with this collection? I collect materials and images wherever I go â€” I always have a design notebook with me. This bridal season, I looked specifically at 1920â€™s French photographs. The styles of the carefree bohemia are incredible when re-interpreted for today. I also studied photos of the solar system to inspire the crystal patterns. Each one of our pieces is made entirely by hand in New York, so I work to design items that highlight the craftsmanship of each piece. When choosing a headpiece, what are the main criteria that a bride should consider? Personal style, first and foremost. And, personal fit â€” remember that headpieces are designed to frame the face, and that the headpiece is the first accessory people will see, well before they notice shoes. So a bride should take the time to find something beautiful that complements her and looks elegant in photographs. I suggest brides take the time to find something that works with their unique features. If a bride is wearing a headband, wider ones tend to look good on rounder faces, and petite styles tend to look best with narrower features. In general, brides can modernize the traditional headband by wearing it closer to the hairline, rather than pushing it all the way back on the head. And I always suggest letting a few strands of hair fall out to softly frame the face. Finally, if a bride is wearing a veil: have a hair stylist style your hair and accessory where you want them, and simply put the veil over the top of everything. Then when the 54 veil comes off after the ceremony, your hair will be perfect. 55 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY If you could design a piece for a celebrity bride, who would it be and what would you do? From one Brooklynite to another, I would love to design a piece for Michelle Williams. Unconventional brides are our favorite, and it would be super-fun to do an elegant headband or headwrap for her pixie cut. 56 STYLE ME PRETTY What is your one personal style must-have? It’s pretty hard for me to leave the house without a headband or comb or barrette of some type. Now that it’s getting warm, I’ve been wearing my hair up in a French twist with a cluster of crystal barrettes clipped in. 57 STYLE ME PRETTY 58 59 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY 60 click here for more projects and step-bystep instructions of easy ways to make your big day sparkle S Style DIY Glittery HEELS q P STYLE ME PRETTY GUSSY UP A PAIR OF SIMPLE PUMPS MATERIALS • 1 pair of simple pumps • clear-drying Mod Podge • small foam paint brush • masking tape • glitter • large bowl • Krylon "Glitter Blast" Clear Sealer STEPS 1. Wrap shoe with masking tape, completely covering the area that you don't want to glitter. click here for step-by-step instructions 2. Paint Mod Podge onto the desired area. 3. Sprinkle glitter on glue, letting loose glitter fall into your bowl. 4. Spray sequined areas with sealer to hold glitter in place. 5. Let dry completely before wearing. 63 Rhines X x BELT click here for step-by-step instructions STYLE ME PRETTY stone A SWEET SILHOUETTE BECOMES GLAM WITH THIS STUNNING BELT MATERIALS • ribbon • hot glue gun • glue sticks • rhinestones STEPS 1. Find the center of your ribbon or sash. 2. With a glue gun, glue each rhinestone separately, laying larger pieces first and filling in with smaller pieces until you have your desired look. 3. Let dry completely before wearing. 65 Birdcage VEIL click here for step-by-step instructions MATERIALS • tulle • hot glue gun • hair comb • coordinating ribbon STYLE ME PRETTY A SIMPLE BUT FABULOUS VEIL WORTHY OF A FEW STARES STEPS: THE VEIL 1. Cut tulle to desired length, depending on the styling you want to achieve. 2. Starting at one end of the tulle, slowly gather the ends, bunching toward the middle to create your desired shape of veil. 3. Using a glue gun, place several drops of glue on the gathered section so the veil holds its shape. Let dry. 4. Glue the underside of the veil to the top of the hair comb, placing the glue on the spot where you gathered the tulle. 5. Glue bow (directions below) on the top of the veil to hide the base of the comb and any visible glue. STEPS: THE BOW 1. Cut a small piece of ribbon (about 4 inches, depending on the size of your veil). 2. Fold edge to center and then repeat on the opposite side, glue in the center. 3. Cut a smaller piece of ribbon (2") to wrap around the center. 4. Glue to secure. 67 Beaded BRACELET click here for step-by-step instructions j STYLE ME PRETTY INSPIRED BY IN-THENOW PIECES, THESE GEMS ARE JEWELED PERFECTION MATERIALS • plain cuff bracelet • rhinestones • hot glue gun STEPS 1. Gather beads and cuff you wish to use. 2. With a glue gun, glue each rhinstone separately, laying larger pieces first and filling in with smaller stones until you have your desired look. 3. Let dry completely before wearing. 69 Sequined CLUTCH click here for step-by-step instructions MATERIALS • inexpensive neutral colored clutch (we found ours on Amazon.com for about $12) • gold sequins in various sizes • glue gun • large bowl • Krylon "Glitter Blast" Clear Sealer STYLE ME PRETTY d FROM RUSTIC TO MODERN, THIS LITTLE NUMBER WILL SPARKLE YOU RIGHT UP STEPS 1. Empty your sequins into your large bowl. 2. Starting in the corner and working towards the center, place hot glue in small, 1”x 1” patches. 3. Sprinkle sequins on top of hot glue and firmly press, holding for about ten seconds. Repeat until the entire bag and flap is covered. 4. Tap off loose sequins and fill in empty areas using the same process. When happy with the result, spray sequined areas with clear sealer to hold sequins in place. 71 STYLE ME PRETTY Weddings REAL WITH TEN OF THE MOST STYLE FABULOUS BRIDES ON THE PLANET 74 75 STYLE ME PRETTY FEATHER ME where perfect pillow talk takes on a gorgeous new meaning... PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELIA SORENSON OF LUCIDA PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE ME PRETTY It was my dream to get married outside with the most amazing view of the ocean. With all our family being from the prairies, we knew the setting would be a hit. 77 STYLE ME PRETTY 78 Being the owner of a dessert company, the dessert was obviously a very important factor. At the end of lunch, guests got to indulge in an all-white dessert table with over 20 different types of desserts. STYLE ME PRETTY “ The wedding was done in my favorite color — white, white and more white. ” 79 STYLE ME PRETTY 80 We used a whole lot of down pillows to get the walking on a cloud effect. 81 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY “ We decided to not do the traditional wedding party photos but instead have a little wedding party fun. We took over a parking lot and had a giant pillow fight. GET ENOU H? N 'T G CA ” SE E 82 TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Lucida Photography Wedding Venue: Brock House Restaurant in Vancouver, BC Event + Floral Design: Milestone Events Wedding Cinematography: Laura Ann Cinema Desserts: YUM Desserts Transportation: Time Limousine Bride's Dress: Romona Kaveza Bridemaids' Dresses: Lipsy 83 GATSBYINSPIRED Glamour PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL + ANNA COSTA STYLE ME PRETTY Island al fresco with a boutique feel 85 STYLE ME PRETTY 86 “ Our “boutique wedding” theme was rustic, romantic, ethereal, relaxed, and vintage but elegant with a touch of rock 'n' roll. Somewhat of a Gatsby in wine country. ” STYLE ME PRETTY After Kevin popped the question, we wanted to get married right away! We chose the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa for an elopement with just parents and siblings. I wanted bird cages, driftwood, globes, maps, frames and tons of soft lighting, accompanied by Spanish jazz. 87 STYLE ME PRETTY “ Our intention was for everyone to connect, enjoy a relaxed weekend and celebrate the love we share for each other in a magical setting. 88 ” STYLE ME PRETTY Looking back at the pictures and the movie, I feel blessed I worked with such a great team of folks who heard my vision. 89 STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography Wedding Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California Event Planning: Claudia Hoste Floral Design: Tic Tock Wedding Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films Dining Tables, Furniture + Props: Found Vintage Rentals Dinner Plates + Glassware: Classic Party Rentals Chandeliers + Lighting: Bella Vista Designs Silver Table Runner + White Hemstitch Napkins: La Tavola H? 90 Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup GET ENOU E TH RY CLICK FOR MORE SE Bride's Gown: Vera Wang N 'T G Transportation: Classy Chassis Rentals CA Music: Ybarra Music E F U L L G AL LE WEDDINGTON WAY.COM D E F INE YOUR PAL E TTE F OR MORE STYLES and COLOR S w w w.we d d i n g to n way.co m ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT 1 t hen ST Y LE I T PR ET T Y 3 2 6 4 5 1. Mark and James by Badgley Mischka via Piperlime 2. Hive & Honey Bracelet via Piperlime 3. Natural Sophisticate Clutch by BHLDN 4. Gorjana Gorganavia via Piperlime Piperlime 5. Photo by Closer to Love Photography 6. Rachel Zoe in Bardot via Piperlime 7. Tavi Studd Earrings in Crystal by Kendra Scott 7 Sweet Style SOUTHERN tradition with hints of fabulous PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY HARWELL STYLE ME PRETTY I had dreamed of a wedding at Serenbe â€” its natural rustic beauty and simplistic elegance provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding and celebration with close family and friends. 95 Wedding Photography: Jeremy Harwell / Wedding Venue + Catering: The Inn at Serenbe in Palmetto, Georgia / Event Planning: Ashley Baber Weddings / Floral Design, Decor + Wedding Cake: Gloriosa / Calligraphy + Wedding Stationery: Paces Papers / Music: Amadeus String Ensemble / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Hair: Mudd Merrihew of Who's Who Salon / Makeup: MARAZ / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren 97 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY 98 We were thrilled that we were able to be married under the oak tree on the croquet lawn, transition to the cabana area for cocktails, move inside to The Farmhouse for dinner, and end the evening on the magical guest house lawn. SE E TH RY CLICK FOR MORE STYLE ME PRETTY H? CA GET ENOU G N 'T E F U L L G AL LE Ashley Baber Weddings worked closely with Serenbe vendor Gloriosa to produce an event that was unique, seamless and captured our vision. 101 WOODLAND Romance PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHOTOGEN, INC. Victorian era-inspired celebration with serious styleÂ STYLE ME PRETTY Both Alyson and Jesse knew from the start that they wanted dresses that would complement each other while speaking to each person’s individuality. After meeting with local designer Joy Teiken of Joynoëlle, they decided to have Joy design custom gowns. Not only are these gowns ah-mazing, but Alyson’s was also convertible! 103 STYLE ME PRETTY This coupleâ€™s relationship had been based on exploring the world and reinventing ways of living their lives. They wanted to infuse these things into their Northwoods wedding â€” proving that you could combine love, science and fashion in one brilliant display. 104 105 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY 106 The floral pieces were composed of blush pink, soft taupe and ivory with accents of chocolate brown and dusty greenery. â€œ We chose to use soft, feminine blooms juxtaposed with botanical seed pods and berries. â€? STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Photogen Inc. / Wedding Venue: Juliane James Place in Finlayson, Minnesota / Event Planning: Laura Mullen Event Design / Floral Design: Munster Rose / Catering: New Scenic Cafe / Wedding Invitations: Alyson Newquist Events / Brides’ Dresses: Joynoëlle / Brides' Shoes: Betsey Johnson + Colin Stuart / Bridesmaid's Dresses: Flutter Boutique / Alyson’s Ring: LeVian / Jesse’s Ring: Bill Plattes Goldsmith / Wedding Bands: Hava Lazar 108 STYLE ME PRETTY H? CA GET ENOU G N 'T SE E TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE 109 ADVERTISEMENT CLASSICALLY CHIC with timeless, forever pieces 1 Must Hav 2 1. Crystal Cluster Bra 2. Vanessa Bow Back 3. Crystal Cluster Dro 4. Jackie Bow Sandals 5. Silk Georgette Rou 6. Floral Stretch Brac 5 6 3 es... celet Wedding Dress op Earrings s uched Bustier Bridesmaid celet 4 Taking the formal wedding and infusing it with a punch of unabashed style PHOTOGRAPHYBY JEN HUANG STYLE ME PRETTY I wanted to make sure that my younger brother, Pat, who had passed away a few years ago, was remembered. One of the ways I expressed this was by tying an old keepsake of his to my bouquet, which I held on to very tightly. Very early on, we knew that we wanted an intimate setting surrounded by our closest family and friends. We chose the Hudson Valley, where we never tire of the breathtaking landscape with views of the river and mountains. 113 My wedding dress had everything I wanted. As a nod to our engagement site, it had a Spanish influence with its dramatic layers of ruffles, the flower on one shoulder strap and organza ruching. STYLE ME PRETTY “ It wasn't until I found my wedding dress that the rest of the elements fell into place. ” 115 STYLE ME PRETTY We wanted our guests to enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled evening while still maintaining a formal elegance. 116 STYLE ME PRETTY Cocktail hour was outdoors on the lawn with fire pits to warm our guests as they mingled and listened to a live acoustic guitarist. 117 'T GET ENOU G H? CA STYLE ME PRETTY N SE E 118 TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE Wedding Photography: Jen Huang / Ceremony: Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, New York / Reception + Catering: Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York / Floral Design: Lee Vazquez Floral Design / Wedding Cinematography: Crafthouse Productions / Wedding Cake: The Pastry Garden / Wedding Invitations: Spark Letterpress via Village Invites / Ceremony Programs: Laura Rodriguez of Papertwinkie / Table Numbers: Carol Griffin of Wedology / Favor Tags: Tania of SeptemberFaire / Favors: Truffles by Cocoa Bakery / Transportation: Carroll Transportation + Eclipse Limousine / Acoustic Guitar: Frank Persico / DJ: DJ Gaza of 74 Events / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Engagement + Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Bride’s Hair: Sarah Santos / Bride’s Makeup: Rex Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Bridesmaids’ Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: Rex Salon / Groom’s Suit: Perry Ellis / Wedding Day Preparation Locations: A Private Home + Hampton Inn Central Valley / Bridal Party Photo Shoot Location: Boscobel House and Gardens a seaside affair full of shimmering elegance I LIKE THE WAY YOU SPARKLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY KT MERRY STYLE ME PRETTY Aly and Raul met in January 2005 while she was studying abroad in Madrid. 121 STYLE ME PRETTY Aly's outgoing nature and Raul's mild-mannered personalities made for a yin and yang dynamic that surprised them as much as Aly's family back in the states and Raul's close-knit 122 family in Spain. STYLE ME PRETTY “ We met up in cities including New York, London, Madrid, Denver, Palm Beach, and Miami. ” 123 GET ENOU G H? CA STYLE ME PRETTY N 'T SE E 124 TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: KT Merry / Wedding Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, Florida / Floral Design + Decor: Karla Conceptual Event Experiences / Catering: Le Basque / Custom Wedding Invitations: Scott Peiffer of The Right Side Design / Letterpress Studio: Studio on Fire / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Veil: Rivini / Bride’s Jewelry: Provident Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses + Belts: Jenny Yoo / Groom's Attire: Hackett 125 ABBY’S HONEYMOO SUITCASE PACKED BY honeymoon style BEACHMINT ON STYLE... ADVERTISEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY YAN PHOTOGRAPHY WINTERWhimsy Sweet vintage style with a dash of sass STYLE ME PRETTY Because of our extraordinary love for each to honor her memory with photos and relics of other, we knew that we had to celebrate our her past. Each table was named after a relative love in an extraordinary way. Our wedding was of ours, represented by a sepia photo placed in reflective of this. I have always loved anything the center of the table. This vintage theme was vintage-inspired. My grandma also played a the inspiration for much of the wedding and huge part in bringing us together, so we wanted helped tie everything together. 129 STYLE ME PRETTY 130 STYLE ME PRETTY We chose a really cool, urban, industrial event center in Boise, Idaho called The Linen Building. It has a great vibe with white-washed brick walls and open space, allowing us to create the look we wanted. 131 STYLE ME PRETTY 132 More than anything, we feel like this wedding was a true reflection of us and was an incredible setting for us to celebrate our love. It felt effortless. 133 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY 134 The greatest part of our wedding was the love we share for one another and getting to express it. Having our closest friends and family there was simply the icing on the cake. STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Yan Photography Wedding Venue: The Linen Building in Boise, Idaho Décor: Bliss Events Floral Design: John Carpenter of Edward’s Greenhouse Officiant: Michael Kamplain Catering: Open Table Wedding Cake: Greg Marsh Wedding Invitations + Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas Favor Buttons: Andie's Specialty Sweets Music: VCI Audio Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bride's Headpiece: Pinkham Millinery Bride’s Clutch, Shoes + Bolero: BHLDN Hair + Makeup: Amber Coats GET ENOU H? N 'T G CLICK FOR MORE SE E TH RY Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew CA Bride's Jewelry: Smith and Bevill E F U L L G AL LE 135 Inspired by Audrey PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID JENKINS a sweet slice of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey and all... STYLE ME PRETTY I wore a vintage-influenced dress by David Fielden, which I altered to make almost entirely backless. The dress code was black tie, which I think looked fantastic in the venue. 137 STYLE ME PRETTY “ We were very much inspired by a 1920s, Great Gatsbystyle party. 138 ” 139 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY Arriving and leaving the venue I wore a white blazer from The Kooples. The straight edges of the blazer gave the outfit a very modern, urban look in contrast to the vintage style 140 elsewhere. 141 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY Guests were free to roam the house and find tucked-away parties in different rooms. There were leather sofas by the grand fireplace in the bar where dancers could rest their feet and girls could slip out GET ENOU H? N 'T G CA of high heels. SE E 142 TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: David Jenkins / Floral Design: Moyses Stevens / Wedding Venue: In and Out Club in London, England / Wedding Cake: Katerina Janakova at Villandry / Band: Benoit Villefon and His Orchestra / Wedding Dress: David Fielden / Bride's White Blazer: The Kooples / Bride's Shoes: Christian Dior / Bride's Veil: Vintage Rose 143 STYLE ME PRETTY “ We wanted our wedding to reflect the excitement and elegance of London. ” 144 145 STYLE ME PRETTY ADVERTISEMENT 1 3 4 SP 1. George 2. Ruby S 3. Pearl C 2 4. Moonlit 5. Paramo 6. Keira Keira Br B 7. Dimens Diment 8. Lever B 6 5 7 PARKLY NEUTRALS eanne Wedding Gown by Jenny Yoo Street Bow Monette by Kate Spade Cove Bib Necklace by Kate Spade t Peep Toes by BHLDN ount Jeweled Headband by Bando Ban.do ridesmaid Dress by by Jenny YooYoo Bridesdmaid Dress Jenny ionality Peep Toes Toes by by BHLDN BHLDN sionality Back Earrings by Kate Spade 8 Whimsy meets timeless, sophisticated style ISLAND ELEGANCE PHOTOGRAPHY BY OUR LABOR OF LOVE STYLE ME PRETTY Philip and I selected the Hawaiian islands as a meeting point for our Australian and American families, as well as a close group of relatives and friends. 149 STYLE ME PRETTY “ 150 I was surprisingly overcome with nerves (something I hadn’t prepared for at all). But in the moment, I just felt grateful and complete. ” 151 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY 152 We were married at the beautiful Painted Church overlooking Kealakekua Bay, on the island of Hawaii. Painted by a Belgian priest in the late 1800s, the church was an authentic and meaningful backdrop for our afternoon ceremony. 153 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Our Labor of Love / Ceremony: The Painted Church in Captain Cookm Hawaii / Reception: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii / Event Planning + Coordination: Belle Destination Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Bella Bloom / Music: LT Smooth + Bonnie Mitchell / Wedding Stationery + Paper Goods: 154 Rifle Paper Co. + Mae Mae Paperie SE E TH RY CLICK FOR MORE STYLE ME PRETTY H? CA GET ENOU G N 'T E F U L L G AL LE 155 S outhern GRACE high fashion done with Grace Kelly style PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIN VINING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE ME PRETTY lace details and lavender galore Brandon and I were both very involved in the planning process and made most decisions together. I would say that I was the detail person when it came to making choices, and Brandon was great at contacting vendors and keeping us organized. 157 STYLE ME PRETTY Kristin Vining Photography did an amazing job capturing the joy and 158 fun in the room that night. about our wedding was that we felt like all of our guests meshed really well together and seemed to have a wonderful time. STYLE ME PRETTY I think that the most unique thing 159 STYLE ME PRETTY “ 160 One of the most important things to us was that our guests were having a good time. ” 161 STYLE ME PRETTY STYLE ME PRETTY Wedding Photography: Kristin Vining Photography / Ceremony: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina / Reception: The Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina / Wedding Consulting + Planning: Kate FitzGerald of I Do Details Events / Wedding Cinematography: Richard Israel + Timm Young of Pie & Mash Filmworks / Catering: Something Classic / Floral Designer: The Place For Flowers / Wedding Stationery: Nuage Mulberry / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Transportation: Trolley’s Inc. / Entertainment: Split Second Sound / Photo Booth: ShutterBooth / Bride's Dress: Vera Wang / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Bride’s Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty / Rehearsal Dinner: Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar 162 STYLE ME PRETTY GET ENOU H? CA 'T G N SE E TH RY CLICK FOR MORE E F U L L G AL LE “ I truly believe that planning our wedding together brought us even closer as a couple. ” 163 164 Castleton Farms Destination / Boutique Hotels StarFruit Productions Destination / Cinematography Harwell Photography Destination / Photography Jenny Moloney Photography Destination / Photography STYLE ME PRETTY Lé Soirées Weddings & Events Canada / Event Planning Linda Penwarden Jewellery Canada / Jewelry Hollye Schumacher Photography Arizona / Photography Green Leaf Designs California / Event Design XOXO BRIDE California / Event Planning PHOTO BY NAME Honeymoon Pixie Destination / Registries 165 STYLE ME PRETTY 166 Lovely Bridal Shop California / Fashion Julie Mikos - Photographer California / Photography The White Dress by the Shore Connecticut / Fashion Blush by Brandee Gaar Florida / Event Planning The Zanadu Group Florida / Event Planning Our Labor of Love Georgia / Photography STYLE ME PRETTY Petalena Massachusetts / Event Design Bella Sera Bridal Massachusetts / Fashion Thérèse Marie Wagner Photography New Jersey / Photography Gabriella New York Bridal Salon New York / Fashion Craig Paulson Photography New York / Photography Janelle Brooke Photography New York / Photography 167 STYLE ME PRETTY Ulysses Photography New York / Photography Fabulous Frocks of Charleston South Carolina / Fashion Barbaraâ€™s Brides Texas / Event Planning La Fleur Vintage Texas / Florals Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria Washington D.C. / Fashion PHOTO BY THE MILL PHOTO STUDIO Leo Timoshuk New York / Photography 168 STYLE ME PRETTY Aria Ships Everywhere / Bridesmaid Laura Hooper Calligraphy Ships Everywhere / Calligraphy Plant a Memory Favors Ships Everywhere / Favors twobirds Bridesmaid Ships Everywhere / Fashion Happily Ever BorroWED Ships Everywhere / Fashion Accessories Purplest Ships Everywhere / Invitations 169 STYLE ME PRETTY 170 Erin Gallagher - Custom Jewelry Boutique Ships Everywhere / Jewelry Lillyput Lane Design Company Ships Everywhere / Jewelry Page Sargisson Ships Everywhere / Jewelry Tigerlilly Jewelry Ships Everywhere / Jewelry Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie Handmade / Bridesmaid MOLLYGEEdesigns Handmade / Fashion Accessories classy fabulous A GIRL SHOULD BE TWO THINGS... & – Coco Chanel