FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | Love for: Bridal Market, Dresses, Shoes, Cake, Decor, Glee, Succulents… and a wee bit on the new site!

It’s Friday, and I’m in love… with everything.

Le sigh.  We’ll get to those in a bit…

It’s that time of year, ladies and gents… Bridal Market is here, and it feels like Christmas, all eight days of Chanukah, and every other gift-giving holiday, all wrapped into one.  I’m in heaven.  Go, dresses!  And don’t you worry, I’ll be bringing all my faves to your faces, tout suite.

… These, too… :)

Being in Maui last week (yes I’ve just reminded you of that again) made me feel all warm and gooey inside (… where it counts, and where it doesn’t.  I don’t know what that means either).  This has resulted in a seriously contented disposition and I swear, to the moon and the stars in the sky, that if it didn’t make me seem crazy, I’d greet everyone with “Aloha” henceforth.  Aloha means love, and that’s how they greet each other over yonder.  That’s somethin’ else.  It’s also completely not the way it is here in NY.  Methinks it should be, but whatevs, not gonna happen.

ANNNNYWAY… I was so worried that a week off was going to have an adverse effect on my bloggin’ skillz, but, as you can see, the skillz ain’t goin’ nowheres.  (Holy arrogance, Batman!)  Writing, for me anyhow, is really about the moment I put the petal to the metal, or fingertips to the keyboard, I should say.  I’m sure you followed the former without needing clarification in the latter, but I didn’t want you to think I need to drive a car before I can sit down to write… BUT I DIGRESS.

Let’s start over.

I worried a vacation might mess with my flow, but it didn’t.  WIN!

And now, for the finds!  Which, by the by, I believe you will love so much that you’ll want to book a one-way flight straight to my face and kiss it up.  That’s how inspiration-packed this post is today.

However, to change it up a little bit from the way we usually do things… I’m going to start you off (instead of end -WHOOOAAAA I know, so different!) with the video of the day.  I give you, Tina Turner’s “River Deep Mountain High” ……. as sung by… well, I bet you know already. ;)

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I adore this approach to bridesmaid dresses (seen at the tippy top of this post), which I gawked over at Style Me Pretty.  All different styles (within reason) in multiple shades of a wisely selected palette or single color.  It screams elegance and playfulness simultaneously.  That’s only my FAVORITE THING EVER.  Highly recommended!

P.S. – This one below is from Anthro!

Oh, and I couldn’t resist including these little babies.  Rustic chic goodness, to the fullest.

Also, this rules.  (We love this stuff.)

And so does this.

Ok I’m done. :)

Via Style Me Pretty / Photography: j. bird photography, jenny moloney / Flowers+ Event Design: Ella Bella Designs / Ceremony + Reception Location: Rose Sachs Garden / Invitations: Kelli Hurst (bride)  / Dress: Alta Moda Bridal, monique lhuillier / Catering: Culinary Crafts

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A tweet from the ladies of Martha Stewart Weddings brought my attention to the bridal dress loveliness at the top of this post.  I’m quite the fan of Nicole Miller‘s Fall 2011 collection; her sleek, modern, simple designs are a dream for any bride on the search for modern simplicity.  Definitely recommended.  Here’s another peek I think you guys will love:

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I wish these looks made sense for my life.  Alas, I am not hopelessly pastel-boho-chic.  But for those who are…

Curated by Amy of Eat Drink Chic / by Mrs. Press (Summer 2010/11 collection)

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I heart everything about this.  Thank you, Melissa of The Loveliest Day, and all your stellar buddies, for crafting this sweet, sweet gorgeousness!

Event Design & Styling: Melissa of The Loveliest Day / Featured on Ruffled / Vintage Rentals: Jen of Found / Cakes and Pastries: Melody of My Sweet and Saucy / Paper Goods: Jane of Olive Hue/ Photography: Ashley Rose of Ashley Rose Photography

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Umm.  Can one of you buy these for me?

Adore these floral shoes!  Caught them on my girl Grace’s The Cinderella Project; she caught them on -where else – tumblr. :)  I heart tumblr!!!!!  Just wish it was more of a priority over there to credit where images were found, because I NEED TO OWN THOSE SHOES.

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Succulents!!!!!!  Gets me every time.

Found: Maddy’s Somewhere Splendid / Images: Kellie Kano Photography / via Ruffled

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Adore the grey/yellow/blue wedding inspo going on in this here wedding I spied over on the lovely Wedding Chicks bliggity blog.

Design and planning was handled by the crazy talented Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Weddings – the same Jesi Haack who crafted this masterpiece!

Photography: Aaron Shintaku / Floral Design: JL Designs / Frozen Yogurt Bar: Fiji Yogurt / Birdcage Veil: Jesi Haack Weddings

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Randomly obsessed with these red cigarette pants.  Wear these to your next wedding.  As a guest to a friend’s wedding, not to altar.  But, your choice.

Silver painted sweater-knit cape worn with red wool/silk cigarette pants.

Also adoring this little number!

Black tissue Chantilly lace cocktail dress with feather applique and pleated trim

Via Junebug Weddings / Clothing by: Madina Vadache / Hair Pieces by: Dyan Emery / Hair and Makeup by: Erin Skipley of Bellatrix Studio / Model: Amanda Wall of Mode Models / Locations: Paris and Chateau de St. Julien l’Ars / Photography by: Kim and Adam Bamberg of La Vie Photography

So, got any favorites?

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – I was playing around with our new site’s demo this morning… and I, well, uhh… I got a little distracted by HOW AWESOME IT IS.  Hence, the delayed post today.  So yeah… get excited.  Everyone to whom we’ve given a taste of it is completely obsessed.  Which, of course, has been our goal all along.  (Muhahahaha.)  We really can’t wait to share it with you guys, seriously.  It’s coming… I know you’re all dyyyyying to see it (believe me, we read pretty much all of your tweets… we know).

We all of you, and can’t wait for the moment everyone gets to play with our brand new wedding wonderland!!!


The brand new The Knotty Bride launches soon; we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store! ;)

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  1. Michelle on October 15, 2010

    I can’t wait to see the new site, Alison! I know it’s going to be amazeballs, as you would say!!! :) So excited over here. And I love everything in this post, have bookmarked it, and will be tweeting it asap.

  2. Larissa on October 15, 2010

    I cannot wait to see the new TKB and your roundup is awesome as usual!! I’m loving that black dress and ADORABLE cake…wow, it is so unique! Have a great weekend lady! xo

  3. Ella Bella on October 15, 2010

    I love succulents too and that pink ruffly cake is to die for!!!…. and thanks for the link:)

  4. Lea on October 15, 2010

    That pink ruffled cake is a dream. I need that to be my wedding cake. And those floral shoes are so pretty and perfect! If you find out where to get them, please let me know! Gorgeous finds, all around :-D

  5. Eliz @ Dapper Paper on October 15, 2010

    oh, LOVE the bridesmaids dresses!
    my sister got one from Anthro so that she would be different as the maid of honor. It was the same palette but more detailed and interesting. I loved it because she was different than all the other bridesmaids but it’s also cute for them all to be different!

    And i HEAR you on those shoes. I tried to hunt them down. And I saw somewhere they were from Urban Outfitters (but when i looked they weren’t there any more!)

  6. Kate Holland on October 15, 2010

    I’m psyched to see the new site… it’s going to be A.MAZ.ING. I’m sure!!! Love the trend of different bridesmaids dresses within a colour palette… I’d so be doing that if I had a re-do (which I’m not planning on!!). That cake is heaven on a – well – cake stand!! Only problem is I couldn’t bear to cut into it!! Have a fab weekend Alison xoxo

  7. TheDemoiselle on October 15, 2010

    I can’t choose – it’s just not possible. You’re killing me with all this pretty!!! But I’d like you to doing it over and over and over again. ;) Happy Friday Alison!

  8. Designs by iBi on October 15, 2010

    The pink and teal color palettes are so feminine and flirty – I’m in LOVE. I need 1 of everything :) I’m definitely inspired to do a whole floral design around these colors! French Country chic anyone?

  9. TenThouBride on October 15, 2010

    SO SOSO SOSOSO many lovelies!! i can’t even pick!

  10. Postcards and pretties on October 16, 2010

    amazing…cant wait to see the new knotty site! it’s going to be awesome!!

  11. Aleah + Nick Valley on October 16, 2010

    Welcome back, Alison! We are LOVING this roundup – all sorts of goodness! The Mrs. Press pieces? Yowza! Too much fun!

  12. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on October 16, 2010

    Thanks so much for including our shoot! Love you to bits, Alison!

  13. Dessert Darling on October 16, 2010

    You have fabulous taste! Thanks for posting these swoon-inducing photos! I love that ruffled cake. As the Dessert Darling (I critique and review desserts ;) it’s crucial that I get the most fabulous desserts for my Dessert Bar.. that ruffled cake just might have to make it’s way into the mix.~

  14. Kimberlee Cantwell on October 16, 2010

    I want to take a big swipe of pink frosting from that incredibly beautiful ruffle cake!

  15. kimi on October 17, 2010

    little black wedding dress – TO DIE FOR!!!

  16. Kim @BrideGoggles on October 18, 2010

    I agree with kimberlee – I want to reach through the computer screen and touch that pink ruffle cake – divine!!


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