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Ungaro, Angel Sanchez, Vera Wang, oh my!

12 Mar

Gilt‘s “Runway Bride” collection is going on now! Love the short Temperley London dresses and the gorgeous structured Carolina Herrera gown.

If you want to see the gorgeous gowns, click here.

Oh, and you can find some great gear for the groom, maids’ dresses, accessories, etc.

Inspiration: A rainbow of vintage typewriters

23 Feb

A vintage typewriter can tie your vintage-style wedding together nicely. And what guest wouldn’t love to type a sweet note to the bride and groom on one of these beautiful typewriters.

Bonus: with a little searching, you can find a typewriter in nearly any color to match your wedding decor.


Image from curtisztypewriters.com


Image from The Girl Can’t Help it Vintage Blog.

Image from Brunette on a Budget.

Image from Poetic Home.

Image from Polyvore.

The veiled truth – how to choose the perfect wedding veil

11 Feb

Choosing the right veil for your wedding can be tricky. The days of only having to choose between a handful of veil-lengths, based on the venue you choose, are long gone.

Now, brides are choosing their wedding veil based on their personality and dress style. Short dresses just scream for short veils or blushers. Long, traditional-style dresses look great with just about any style. Details such as pops of color, gorgeous mantilla lace details and embellishments are all sweet additions.

David’s Bridal has a great resource on veils – if you’re not sure of the right kind for your dress-style, or just want to learn a little before you decide, they offer a pretty solid description of styles and a riduculous selection of styles.

And, OMG, I had NO idea that they have combs and hairflowers – to wear alone or accent your veil (or, as many brides do, swap with the veil after heading down the aisle).

My favorite piece? A sweet Russian netting birdcage veil with a feather-flower embellishment (H7546). So lovely!

image from davidsbridal.com

DIY simple and sweet wedding favor treat

8 Feb

Look at these sweet little cookies! What a fabulous wedding favor they’d make for a casual, crafty wedding.
LOVE!

Forty-sixth at Grace shares a visual tutorial on how to make these shortbread buttons.

Check it out!

Simply inspiring

5 Feb

I love paper doilies. They make such a lovely little detail for a wedding (when used properly). I’m not talking about a doily under your slice of cake, I’m talking about using them as a repeating theme, tied together with some other lovely elements (in this example, tulle).

And, wow, does The Sweetest Occasion perfect the use of simple paper doilies in this amazing tablescape.


I’m in awe of how very lovely this look is! The colors, the soft details, the simple, yet impactful way that it all ties together.

See more photos here.

Amazed by The English Dept.

4 Feb

The English Dept. Is hosting their annual bridal show this weekend. I so wish I could be there!

These dresses are stunning, ethereal and… simply perfect.

Love, love, love.

The English Dept. Is run by owner/designer Elizabeth Dye. Photography by Lisa Warninger.

Oh, and for those of you who aren’t Portland-bound, check out Elizabeth’s Etsy store.

Hey newly-marrieds, send me your wedding details

2 Feb

I want to see your details, those quirkly little items that made your day all your own. The hand-painted signs, your sweet invitation suite, the original card boxes, tablesettings, etc.

If you want to see them featured on engageology, send them to engageology {@} gmail.com with your contact information and your photographer’s information (for proper credit).

I look forward to seeing them!


All photos by Laura Ivanova

2010 bridal trends – embellishments, florals and feathers

29 Jan

2010 brides are following the trends of 2009, but with more feminine details.

Expect to see pops of black on the gown – like this Vera Wang. Actually, many dresses in Vera Wang’s 2010 collection had a bit of black, typically as a sash or gloves.

The most popular 2010 wedding dress embellishments include:

  • floral appliques or a floral belt
  • feather trim
  • a single large bow
  • metallic details
  • asymmetrical neckline

Anything goes in 2010, with the exception of the basic strapless. A mix of details, folds or layers make dresses seem more artistic and anything but boring.

Brides will be wearing dresses that range from the traditional (floor length, with or without a train) to the mini-dress. Made popular in the last 3 years, short and mini wedding dresses are going to continue to be seen in 2010 – anything from retro-style dresses to super-sleek. If you choose a short or mini dress, make certain to invest in show-stopper shoes.

For bridesmaids and wedding accent colors, pink is super-popular in 2010, in hues ranging from blush to bubblegum, from dusty rose to fuchsia. Bridesmaids can also be seen in lavender, green and blue – popular colors from 2009.

Another top color for 2010 is orange – but brides beware. Orange looks good with a select few skintones, and can make the bride and her maids look a bit ill if the color is wrong.

Send your love a one-of-a-kind valentine

22 Jan

How can you not love this awesome Jane Austen-esque valentine?

Hello Handmade Papeterie will turn your message into a lovely, hand-calligraphered, hand-painted message with a wax seal (and even mail it!) for your sweetheart.

I ordered one for my honey last year, and he was surprised, and impressed at the lovely detail.

Another great idea could be to put together some of your wedding details and see if they’d be willing to write out the text for your save the dates or reception invitation (I’m not sure that HHP would be willing, I’m just dreaming of this lovely handwriting!).

Hurry – RueLaLa has a Fabulous Bridesmaid Option Today

12 Jan

I just discovered these sweet Phoebe Couture dresses on RueLaLa‘s final sale (it’s invite-only, so if you need an invite, click here), and had to share.

These Phoebe Couture dresses are normally $330 – on sale for $79. To see more Phoebe Couture on Neiman Marcus, click here.

Snap them up for all your maids for a multicolor dress look, or stick to one color, several styles.

LOVE THESE – in lime, aqua, pink and coral. But hurry, the sale ends on Thursday morning.