TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

It’s about midday here in nyc and there’s really only one thing dominating my mind on this sunny afternoon. 

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JOSE VILLA WORKSHOP | Lavender & Twine brings us stunning wedding inspiration that rivals that of the Royals. OH SNAP.

JOSE VILLA WORKSHOP | Lavender & Twine brings us stunning wedding inspiration that rivals that of the Royals. OH SNAP.

↑ yawn Hey lovers!  After yesterday, you may be asking – how does one attempt to top a once-in-a-lifetime letterpress giveaway?  Surely this can’t be done.  And to that I’d say, uhhh, have you seen today’s shoot?  And don’t call me Shirley. 

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HOW TO ROCK A RAINY DAY WEDDING | Katy + Ryan | Plus, consider McPuppyPants officially NAMED.

HOW TO ROCK A RAINY DAY WEDDING | Katy + Ryan | Plus, consider McPuppyPants officially NAMED.

SO! Big news to tell all this week, starting with today.  OMIGODLETSGETSTARTED. First off, tomorrow is, of course, the day Sarah Seven and I announce the massively fortunate Sarah Seven dress giveaway winner.  AAAAAHHHHHH I KNOW.  So… uhhh… you’ll probably want to be here, unless of course you’d rather be square.  Totes your call, as [...]

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FASHION HITS + MISSES | Grey, beige, cream dresses + a strong color heel = my current look obsession. Naked tights = not.

FASHION HITS + MISSES | Grey, beige, cream dresses + a strong color heel = my current look obsession. Naked tights = not.

Did something big happen this weekend? Ok, before we get into the meat and potatoes, aka “fashion hits,” I have a little story/question, which also happens to be the huge fashion miss of this post…  While honey and I were walking around the city on Saturday, something *special* happened.  We were waiting at the crosswalk, [...]

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SMART WEDDING | Andy + Alissa | A wedding that keeps costs down and pretty UP… plus, my feelings concerning the Royal Wedding [hint: they're not great].

SMART WEDDING | Andy + Alissa | A wedding that keeps costs down and pretty UP… plus, my feelings concerning the Royal Wedding [hint: they're not great].

I’ve sort of got the *coolest* wedding for you today, but you know what?  We’ve got other fish to fry, so first things first.  Because OMIGOD.

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HAVE YOUR WEDDING AND EAT IT, TOO | Pretty Little Desserts + Wedding Inspiration Fabulousness + Super Hard Evidence of McPuppyPants’ Relentless Shenanigans.

HAVE YOUR WEDDING AND EAT IT, TOO | Pretty Little Desserts + Wedding Inspiration Fabulousness + Super Hard Evidence of McPuppyPants’ Relentless Shenanigans.

I’m, like, really excited about today’s shoot.  And I say that a lot, I know, but I think you’ll get me in a few seconds.  

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DIY LOVE | Tissue Paper Fringe Chandelier… wedding + party + Easter Sunday approved! | by Lauren Elise Crafted

DIY LOVE | Tissue Paper Fringe Chandelier… wedding + party + Easter Sunday approved! | by Lauren Elise Crafted

Hi Knotty Readers!

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DIY YOUR WEDDING | Earthy Travel Themed Inspo | Also, I finally *get* one of your name ideas for McPuppyPants.

DIY YOUR WEDDING | Earthy Travel Themed Inspo | Also, I finally *get* one of your name ideas for McPuppyPants.

I don’t know how much longer I can take this.  I cried the first 10 times it happened, but now I’m just entering a tunnel of concerned sadness over it…

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THE HOT DRESS LIST, SPRING 2012 | Bridal Week Picks | The wedding dresses I would personally consider wearing.

THE HOT DRESS LIST, SPRING 2012 | Bridal Week Picks | The wedding dresses I would personally consider wearing.

So, it’s shedding season.  No one warned me about shedding season.  You guys have all of these wonderful tips and tricks about raising a Frenchie, but nobody thought to warn me

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WEDDING DRESS ALTERNATIVE | A stylish way to stay sexy without baring it all… {Plus, Mr. McPuppyPants.}

WEDDING DRESS ALTERNATIVE | A stylish way to stay sexy without baring it all… {Plus, Mr. McPuppyPants.}

So, have you heard the news?  A recent study shows that alcohol *improves* memory.  Yeah.  This was beyond shocking to me, and has probably single-handedly placed in the doghouse approx. 100,000 boyfriends who lied about last night to their girlfriends.  

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REAL WEDDING | Matt + Maggie | When you come from a place of yes… you end up with a gazillion bridesmaids. This is how to dress them. {Also, a note on impossible sex.}

REAL WEDDING | Matt + Maggie | When you come from a place of yes… you end up with a gazillion bridesmaids. This is how to dress them. {Also, a note on impossible sex.}

So, did you guys hear about Hayden Pahhnnehtiehrrrhe’s special new boyfriend?  I just learned about their relationship yesterday, and as I hinted on le Twittaire, just seeing little Hayden P. standing next to her massive 6’6″ heavyweight champion boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko makes my privates shudder.  I cannot. imagine. how this could possibly work in bed. [...]

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RUSTIC GLAM FARM WEDDING | Janee + Alex | Can a perfectionist plan her wedding long distance? With a secret weapon like hers, anything is possible.

RUSTIC GLAM FARM WEDDING | Janee + Alex | Can a perfectionist plan her wedding long distance? With a secret weapon like hers, anything is possible.

Today’s wedding rocks my socks right off my feet.  Seriously, I’m sitting here, sockless and drooling.  We haven’t featured a wedding quite like this little gem in a while, and I’m pretty pumped to get things started.  Alright, LET’S DO THIS!

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SEQUINS, BEADS, POINTELLE & LACE | afternoon post nugget while I’m at Bridal Market | Cream, beige, ivory and white frocks for you… or your bridemaids! Plus, a pupdate.

SEQUINS, BEADS, POINTELLE & LACE | afternoon post nugget while I’m at Bridal Market | Cream, beige, ivory and white frocks for you… or your bridemaids! Plus, a pupdate.

HAPPY MONDAY, LOVELIES!  I’m spending much of today getting my Bridal Market on, but you didn’t think I was gonna go without posting on this finest of fine Mondays, did you?  Because that would be ridic.

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CREATIVE CHIC DIY WEDDING | Rhiannon + Andy | I love this wedding like McAdams loves Gosling.

CREATIVE CHIC DIY WEDDING | Rhiannon + Andy | I love this wedding like McAdams loves Gosling.

↑ STOP IT RIGHT NOW. See that doorknob?  That’s called detail-oriented styling, and it’s just one of the many reasons I freak, you’ll freak and we’ll all freak over today’s feature.  This wedding is so many levels of pretty, I can hardly stand it.  The colors, the perfectly planned details, the dress, the shoes, the [...]

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SARAH SEVEN DRESS GIVEAWAY | … Believe it. {Potentially our raddest fashion-focused giveaway ever?}

SARAH SEVEN DRESS GIVEAWAY | … Believe it. {Potentially our raddest fashion-focused giveaway ever?}

*This contest is now closed* THIS IS HAPPENING.

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{#1} THE BEST BOUQUET SHOT IN THE WORLD + SECRET 1 | Something happened this wknd. Something big.

{#1} THE BEST BOUQUET SHOT IN THE WORLD + SECRET 1 | Something happened this wknd. Something big.

Happy Monday, guys!  OMG SO MUCH HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND.  It depends on how you measure it, but more has happened to/for us this past weekend than, potentially, ever, in our lives together.  Wowzas.  That’s some big talk, eh?  Yeah.  And I have a feeling you guys might have a clue as to the news, so [...]

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VINTAGE WEDDING INSPIRATION ON A BUDGET | Once Upon a Wedding Shoot + Tips by Candice Benjamin

VINTAGE WEDDING INSPIRATION ON A BUDGET | Once Upon a Wedding Shoot + Tips by Candice Benjamin

I’ve been so excited to share this shoot with you guys.  You don’t even know.  When Candice submitted it, I sort of leapt (a word?) out of my chair and spasmed a bit in a fit of glee (contrary to what you may be thinking, it wasn’t pretty).

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WEST COAST WEDDING LOVE | Darci + Blake | Ahhh, beach, balloons, sailboats, dusty miller and a dream dress… where am I… I’m not… I’m not in wedding heaven, am I?

WEST COAST WEDDING LOVE | Darci + Blake | Ahhh, beach, balloons, sailboats, dusty miller and a dream dress… where am I… I’m not… I’m not in wedding heaven, am I?

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there were a couple of pieces of pretty redonkulous news this week…

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REAL WEDDING | Letting your city serve as your venue. Also, a note on infidelity because I just can’t leave this alone.

REAL WEDDING | Letting your city serve as your venue. Also, a note on infidelity because I just can’t leave this alone.

There’s a network pilot sitting on my kitchen counter right now, unopened.  It’s been there for more than a few days.  Seriously, I haven’t even opened up the package.  Why?  Well, mainly because we gave away our DVD player in the move, so I actually *can’t* watch it (I know I could on my iMac, [...]

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CREATIVE POOLSIDE DIY WEDDING | Whitney + Richard exchange vows where both sets of parents were married! | Justin Hackworth Photography

CREATIVE POOLSIDE DIY WEDDING | Whitney + Richard exchange vows where both sets of parents were married! | Justin Hackworth Photography

Happy Monday, lovelies.  Ok, first off, I’ve got some potential news that could soon turn into big news, but before it can, I kinda need your help.  Honey and I have been tossing around the idea

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WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

Hello and welcome to your Thursday afternoon post. :) Thanks for your patience, mes amours… got lots of uncluttering done this morning in the “studio;” felt motivated so I took the opportunity.  Very glad I did.  Plus, I gotta say, it feels like my brain has so much extra empty space in it all of [...]

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MAD MEN E-SESH LOVE | Carlos + Angel | A pastry chef, her sweetheart and their super cute retro picnic | by Fresh In Love Photography

MAD MEN E-SESH LOVE | Carlos + Angel | A pastry chef, her sweetheart and their super cute retro picnic | by Fresh In Love Photography

Ok, we’ve got a seriously tasty treat for you guys today.  So, uhh, I hope you like doilies, cookies, pink, Mad Men, bunting, pink, cute white cakes, pink and people in love.  And a touch more pink.  Yeah?  NICE. 

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