Ending the week off with this breath-taking boudoir session captured on film by Milton Photography. The dry lake beds outside of Las Vegas make for a gorgeous location in the sun rise. And the vintage lace gown is so romantic, especially paired against the empty desert backdrop. Would you ever do a dreamy session like this?
There are so many sweet details in this blush Arizona wedding from Rachel Solomon. I love that the bride was creative and really wanted her guests to see that through her many DIY projects she made for her day. My favorite detail are the chocolate candy escort cards, such a simple and chic idea!
I knew I didn’t want to get married in Hawaii because it was too far away and overall too expensive. So, while Bobby was visiting his parents in Arizona in April, I made him check out some venue locations (this was actually before we even got engaged! Haha). We ended up choosing Encanterra, the country club that his parents belong to, and I couldn’t have been happier with our decision! We booked the date before I even had a chance to view the location in person (that’s how much I trust my husband!!)
I spent the first half of the day with my sisters, mom, and best friends getting primped and pampered. My hair and makeup was exactly as I envisioned. And while the rained poured during the morning, the clouds parted and the skies cleared just in time for a beautiful, sunny afternoon. I had been dreaming of walking down a long aisle with my dad since I was a little girl. Halfway down the aisle, during our special walk together, I looked over at my dad and said, “You’re walking me down the aisle on my wedding day” and that’s when the tears began to shed.
After booking the venue, which we did just a week after we got engaged, I began searching through pages and pages on Pinterest for inspiration! I came across a set of beautiful gold calligraphy table numbers that I immediately fell in love with and that sparked my inspiration for my entire blush and gold theme! From that moment on, I began crafting like a crazy woman!
It was really important for me to have my wedding guests really feel a sense of my creativity at my wedding. They started off with hotel guest bags that kept our blush and gold theme flowing. They were filled with goodies and small treats, including macadamia nut candies from Hawaii! For our wedding favors, we packaged mini Hawaiian pineapple shortbread cookies in a Kraft bag tied with a doily and a blush pink ribbon. They are some of our favorite treats in Hawaii and we wanted to make sure to share them with our guests!
Living basically halfway across the globe from your wedding location makes things a lot more difficult. I have always loved crafting and anything creative, so I knew that I wanted to DIY as much as possible for my wedding. After finding the gorgeous table numbers (and purchasing them) I began drafting my invitations. I used a sparkly dark gray pocket folder with touches of Kraft paper, ivory linen, and shimmering blush pink for the inserts. Everything was tied together with lace and twine. I used my invitations as inspiration for all the other paper products and details.
Our reception was a perfect mix of modern and vintage and had just enough touches of blush, gold, and champagne. I had a blast and everyone is still telling me how much fun they had and how beautiful everything turned out! Our wedding day was literally perfection. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to marry the love of my life.
Photography | Rachel Solomon Photography | Venue | Encanterra Country Club | Florist | Jan Dekker Designs | Cake | Piece of Cake Desserts | Cake Topper & Table Numbers | Better Off Wed | Linens | Southwick Linens | Videographer | Serendipity Cinematography | DJ | SKM Entertainment | Gown | Allure from Claire’s Fashions | Bridesmaid Dresses | Ann Taylor | Earrings | Glitz & Love | Hair Comb | Treasures | Hair | Lauren Bates | Makeup | Jessica Fierro | Suit | Vera Wang | Robes | Silk & More | Hangers | Yuee Hangers | Garter | Nana Rose Designs
I am so excited to share this month’s Get the Look feature, one of my idols, Audrey Hepburn.
In 1954, Audrey married actor and film director/producer Mel Ferrer. She wore a ballerina-length dress with full sleeves by Pierre Balmain. She accessorized with elbow length gloves and a fresh floral crown (let it be known: Audrey did it first!).
image by Ernst Haas
In my search for how to get the ‘Audrey Hepburn’ look for your wedding day, I found that the classic ‘Audrey’ look that we all know and love is based more on what she wore for her role in the 1957 film “Funny Face”. The dress is still a very similar cut to her real wedding gown, so I decided to base my research on the gorgeous Givenchy gown that made this style famous.
The ‘Audrey’ dress is known for it’s high neckline, fit and flare cut, and tea length skirt. Here are some of my favorite picks, at a wide variety of price ranges, that I feel really represent this iconic look.
What do you think? Are you in love with the ‘Audrey’ look? Which dress is your favorite?
See more bridal looks inspired by iconic vintage brides in the other Get the Look features, including Grace Kelly and Jackie O. If there are other iconic vintage brides you would love to see modern interpretations of, please comment below for future posts.