FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS | Frilly things, a dress that’ll make you bleed, these peaches are not for eating, white dress love, handmade hairpieces I heart…

Last year I hinted at this…

My little brother (he’s 25) is going to be a guerrilla gorilla for Halloween.  This I believe will involve his trusty head-to-toe gorilla costume, fake guns, ammo rounds, and a deep, unshakable desire to overthrow his government resulting from the painful feeling of having been left behind by his country.

I have to mention that I’m, of course, kidding here.  I’m seasoned enough to know that sarcasm does not always come across properly through the written word.  No guns, no ammo, no social unrest.  But the guerrilla gorilla part is real.  He’s really going to be that.  I think it’s kind of funny.

He wants to be a male nurse gorilla next Halloween.  Just FYI.

Speaking of seasoned, I think I’ve hit a pivot-point in my life.  Being in my ahem later 20s, it’s definitely starting to feel like a transition is approaching.  It’s the transition from dresser-upper and collector of assorted prepackaged candies (we all know that the ones who give out loose bits are the pedophiles/trying to kill us.  At least that’s what the evening news always told me.), to dresser-downer, door-opener, and hander-outer of candy. The boy wants to give out healthy foods, by the way, this Halloween.  He’s really into the idea.  I think it involves fruits.  So it’s looking this will be the first and last time we get any visitors to our neck of the woods.

Are you guys going out?  I’m curious.  And I’d love to know if anyone’s attending a Halloween-themed wedding… if so, that should be *interesting.*  Many of you will remember I did a poll yesterday on Twitter asking how y’all felt about a wedding that celebrates the holiday.  I was met with a resounding NO on the Hallow’s Eve theme, and just a peppering of “if it was done tastefully, with minimal Halloween influence.”  So that’s that.  Thanks to everyone who shared his/her opinion!  I love Twitter polls.  They actually really help me determine content on here on occasion!  If I’m feeling generous.

Ok, let’s begin with the Finds!

Let’s start with what’s up top… it’s a White Blusher Veil with Ivory Alencon Lace, by Lovey Bridal out of San Diego, CA, and it can be found on Wedzu.  Isn’t it lovey?  :)

There’s also something about this Tulle Bridal Capelet with Ribbon Tie and Rosettes.

It’s not really my typical style, as I’m sure you all know, but I love delicate, and it’s delicate.  I’m also getting back into liking tulle a wee bit (I know, I know), and it’s got that, too.  And the fine rosettes are just the cutest accents for the girlier girl among us.  So yeah, it’s in the Finds.

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The wedding dress you see below one of my all-time favorite gowns.  This baby’s by Christos; it pops up occasionally, like over on Style Me Pretty in this case, and each time I see it, it makes me smile ear to ear.

The beading, the fabric, the sheerness and gathering… the silhouette…

… le sigh.

Oh, and get a load of her bouquet. TO. DIE.

Photography: Nicole Hill Gerulat / Flowers and Day of Coordination: Megan Fickling of La Partie Events / Ceremony and Reception Location: The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs, CA / Shoes: J. Crew / Dress: Christos / Band: The Jason Parker Quartet

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Check my official favorite hairpieces of the week via Green Wedding Shoes – sorry, babies, the bride herself designed every last one of them!  I know, I would have bought all of them right up, too.

And, of course, she made her own veil as well.  Because she’s superwoman (in my book).

By the way, check out what the second official pair of gloves of which I would approve for your wedding.  I take it you remember the first?

Aren’t they the cutest?!!  They are, like, MAXIMUM DAINTY.  Dainty on speed.  And I love it.  I really, really love speed dainty gloves.

Had to include these shots, as well.  This wedding freaking ROCKED!

P.S. – The bride and groom are wedding photographers, and they hired their friends Benj and Maddie Haisch to shoot their wedding.  Amazing job, EVERYONE!

Via Green Wedding Shoes / Photography: Benj Haisch / Venue: Ceremony: Queen Anne Baptist Church, Reception: 415 Westlake in Seattle, WA / Wedding Dress: Casablanca from The Elegant Bride Salon / Hairpieces: handmade by the bride

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Getcha ruffled skirt love, right here:

But not the top.  Please, don’t buy that top.

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Adore this white dress, for its simplicity and for its belt.  You’re either a belted dress fan, or you’re not.  My fiance is not.  Me?  It’s in the Finds, isn’t it?

Oohh, and while I’m at it, if you’re REALLY feeling like going a different route… how ’bout hats with embellishments for your bridal party?

No?  Ok, you’re right.

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Welcome… to the dress of a thousand paper-cuts, as featured on the Wedding Chicks.


And yes, those are pink paper plates.  If you were wondering.

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Here’s one for my honey… because he loves peaches….

Peaches in a jar centerpieces!

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There’s a pretty rad contest going on over at Design Sponge in collaboration with Veer, which involves crafting your own entire alphabet.  So, if you think you can handle it, then, by all means, go forth.  Check out how to enter, here.

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By the way, OBSESSED with this couture loveliness, via Bri Emery’s Design Love Fest.  Except for the whipped cream topping that is her headpiece.  Headfail.

Photography: Harri Peccinotti

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Finally, for the piece de resistance, an oldie but a goodie for you to rock out to in your office.  This song makes anyone within a 20 meter radius get up and boogie to the beat.  … Boogie to the boogity beat.

So, any favorites today?  And do you have any spooktacular plans for this weekend?

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – Happy Halloween, peoples!

P.P.S. – Happy Birthday, Nichole!  I love you, sweets! :)

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  1. Alicia @CharityWedding on October 29, 2010

    I think I am going to miss that orange sunset banner just a bit. Thought you should know. I LOVE that Christos dress! So classy and feminine!

  2. Lina on October 29, 2010

    You know what? Me too, Alicia. I’ve grown so accustomed to the sunset! It brightens my day, believe it or not. (Wow, my life sounds sad having said that.) Still, I’m super excited to see the new blog! I’m sure it’s amazing!

  3. Maritza on October 29, 2010

    THANK YOU FOR THIS. My centerpieces will be peaches in a jar, no doubt! My fiance and I love peaches, and his parents had a peach tree in rhr backyard when he was a kid! It’s perfect!!!!

  4. Postcards and pretties on October 29, 2010

    that veil & christos dress are to die pretty & delicate and I can’t forget that simple peach centerpiece is equally as charming.
    have a great weekend!!

  5. Jennifer on October 29, 2010

    seriously love the first dress you posted

  6. TheDemoiselle on October 29, 2010

    Woah! Not sure where to start but how bout this: THAT DELICATE & FABULOUS CAP SLEEVE! That kind of subtle detail takes a dress to the next level. LOVE. Thanks for putting me on to design love fest – that kind of couture hotness is not to be missed. Have a wonderful (and fun) Halloween weekend Alison! xo!!

  7. Lena on October 29, 2010

    What an amazing post-I’m completely overwhelmed by all this gorgeousness! Love that little lace trimmed blusher, both of those amazing weddings (those gloves?! That cake topper?!) and that UNBELIEVABLE paper gown!

    Have a fabulous Halloween weekend!

  8. TenThouBride on October 29, 2010

    Okay this Friday Finds post has way too much for me to handle. It’s freaking fabulous from beginning to end, Alison, I think you’ve outdone yourself.

  9. Aleah + Nick Valley on October 30, 2010

    Loving the beaded cap sleeves on that dress. WOW! We are staying at home enjoying {hopefully} some peace and quiet this Halloween! Have fun!

  10. Melissa on October 30, 2010

    The Christos dress is awesome. I love the beaded sleeves. And of course everything else you have shown rocks. Have a wonderful Halloween.

  11. anna on October 30, 2010

    BestHalloween Costume EVA….Bridezilla! I got a super cheap veil at michaels and glued it to a godzilla-esque mask that I cut the face out of, and a pile of tulle that I am somehow going to shape into a dressish thing. And hot heels, and overdone eye makeup dripping down my cheeks, and crazy hair.
    My FI is going as a groom with cold feet. Yep. Pretty proud!

  12. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on October 30, 2010

    I’m glad you love that Christos gown as much as I do. I swoon over it every single time. If I had gotten married in the mountains, that, would have been mine dress, no doubt.

  13. l&d on October 31, 2010

    i. am. dying. thats my dress! getting married 6/11/11 in that amazing christos gown and the fact that you’ve stamped your approval on it just made my day! nay, week!

  14. Amma // Beyond Beyond on November 12, 2010

    The paper dress is absolutely killer. Got palpatations just looking at it! Amazing…

  15. Troy Youn on February 19, 2011

    I am want to buy a few elegant outfits for the new season. This thought looks seriously cool, almost certainly I can continue with buy.

  16. Anna on May 19, 2011

    That was my wedding dress too! I am still obsessed :)


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