THE GAME OF TEA PARTY YOU WANT TO PLAY | I heart swiss dot dresses, pretty place settings and cake perfection. I don’t heart Pregnant in Heels. Plus… Bambino :)

THE GAME OF TEA PARTY YOU WANT TO PLAY | I heart swiss dot dresses, pretty place settings and cake perfection. I don’t heart Pregnant in Heels. Plus… Bambino :)

As I sit here, awash in my newest set of *concerns* after watching the latest episode of Rosie Pope’s “Pregnant in Heels” last night, I wonder something.  Well, I wonder two things.  The less apropos is how in the eff a baby is going to escape what seems to be the choke-hold grip my ya-ya [...]

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SIMPLE CHIC WEDDING | Elegantly Rocking a Theme | Sparkly Shoes & A+ Advice from a Calm, Cool, Collected Couple. …Also, Pippa’s a Strippa.

SIMPLE CHIC WEDDING | Elegantly Rocking a Theme | Sparkly Shoes & A+ Advice from a Calm, Cool, Collected Couple. …Also, Pippa’s a Strippa.

So, have you heard?  Apparently Pippa’s a strippa.  Well, that’s what they’re saying anyway.  Oh, who’s they?  They is everyone who will for the rest of their lives be closely monitoring the Middleton family over the next century and beyond, praying for the slightest slip-up or nip-slip that will write them a check for financial [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CLASSIC SOUTHERN WEDDING | Randi + Dan… “She said she wasn’t going to cry!” | Chic, lovely Nashville nuptials that will likely lead to heart explosions.

CLASSIC SOUTHERN WEDDING | Randi + Dan… “She said she wasn’t going to cry!” | Chic, lovely Nashville nuptials that will likely lead to heart explosions.

OMGTHISWEDDING. You guys probably recognize Randi and Dan, and that’s because we featured their dockside engagement session a short while back, and it was pretty phenom.  They’re a gorgeous couple, and if you think they clean up nice for e-shoots, ohhh MAN are you in for a treat today.

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SCALLOPED & SPARKLING | Nude palette love, sprinkled with scalloped edging and chic ways to shimmer. Also, OMG what the crap is going on in our building.

SCALLOPED & SPARKLING | Nude palette love, sprinkled with scalloped edging and chic ways to shimmer. Also, OMG what the crap is going on in our building.

Ok.  When I say you’re never going to believe what my honey found this morning when he took the pup downstairs for a walk, I mean it – you’re NEVER going to believe it. And you know what? 

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REAL WEDDING | Dean + Natalie | Editor’s notes on weddings with heart. A tribute to my grandma. Also: no, Mom, this isn’t Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

REAL WEDDING | Dean + Natalie | Editor’s notes on weddings with heart. A tribute to my grandma. Also: no, Mom, this isn’t Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

Natalie and Dean got hitched on August 28th of last year… a date very close to my heart, because of its proximity to my late grandma’s birthday. 

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OSCAR FASHION PICKS | dresses by color | 2011 was brimming with bridal inspiration, if you like color. Also, finally, I understand why men love Scarlett Johansson.

OSCAR FASHION PICKS | dresses by color | 2011 was brimming with bridal inspiration, if you like color. Also, finally, I understand why men love Scarlett Johansson.

So!  It’s Monday, peoples.  And, I mean, I don’t know if you know this, but something called the Oscars happened last night. First off; thanks for sitting tight and repeatedly clicking “refresh” on your browser while we spent all morning gathering up the pretty… and pretty bad…  for today’s much anticipated (if we do say [...]

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WEDDING FASHION + TRENDS | Ivy & Aster | The long and short of it. What do you prefer?

WEDDING FASHION + TRENDS | Ivy & Aster | The long and short of it. What do you prefer?

I’ve been a little obsessed lately

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FASHION IMPOSSIBLE | FOUND IT! | A David’s Bridal gown I’d wear + bridesmaid pairings in grey/neutral tones

FASHION IMPOSSIBLE | FOUND IT! | A David’s Bridal gown I’d wear + bridesmaid pairings in grey/neutral tones

So, our little Pixel & Hank giveaway got off with a bang yesterday, and we seriously can’t wait to see who wins next week!  I love giveaways that give you your pick of whatever you want in a store.  Seriously, aren’t they just the best?  We all have specific taste, and what works for one [...]

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REAL WEDDING | Erin + Greg | A twinkling, shabby chic Alabama wedding with chandelier mason jars and meaningful floral choices, by Simply Bloom Photography

REAL WEDDING | Erin + Greg | A twinkling, shabby chic Alabama wedding with chandelier mason jars and meaningful floral choices, by Simply Bloom Photography

SO! We’ve got a super gorgeous Valentine’s Day free printable AND giveaway coming up (!!!), but we thought we should kick off the week with a ridiculously pretty wedding… mainly because this is a wedding blog, not a Valentine’s Day blog.  And it’s easy for we bloggers to lose sight of that during the holidays.  [...]

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REAL WEDDING {Part 2} | Jennifer + André | Elegant Sparkle… not to mention amazing Valentine’s Day wedding inspiration… Plus, the winner of our LuLu*s giveaway!

REAL WEDDING {Part 2} | Jennifer + André | Elegant Sparkle… not to mention amazing Valentine’s Day wedding inspiration… Plus, the winner of our LuLu*s giveaway!

I’m so excited to share the second half of this AMAZEBALLS wedding, but first… The winner of the $100 shopping spree at LuLu*s is…

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REAL WEDDING {Part 1} | Jennifer + André | Modern, Elegant, “Bling Chic” Nuptials in Half Moon Bay, California

REAL WEDDING {Part 1} | Jennifer + André | Modern, Elegant, “Bling Chic” Nuptials in Half Moon Bay, California

Today’s wedding, submitted by Travis and Candice of Serendipity Studios, gets my heart beating out of my chest.  It’s almost the exact same feeling I used to get

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FASHION IMPOSSIBLE | I FOUND IT! | The cutest white reception dress you ever did see. Also, parking lot weddings?

FASHION IMPOSSIBLE | I FOUND IT! | The cutest white reception dress you ever did see. Also, parking lot weddings?

So, it’s Friday.  Which is awesome.  I love Fridays for all the usual suspect reasons; they still evoke in me a gleeful “no school for DAAAYS” internal response, physiologically speaking.  (I feel a digression coming on…) Which reminds me, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but a recent study done at some college somewhere provided [...]

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{#1} POPULAR WEDDING DRESS ALERT | “Grace” by Amy Michelson | The “It” dress brides are dying to wear.

{#1} POPULAR WEDDING DRESS ALERT | “Grace” by Amy Michelson | The “It” dress brides are dying to wear.

You might remember an awe-inspiring three part mountain wedding we recently shared

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Smörgåsbord | Wedding dresses, wedding shoes, wedding fonts, wedding shoe shots, wedding colors, blah blah blah!

Smörgåsbord | Wedding dresses, wedding shoes, wedding fonts, wedding shoe shots, wedding colors, blah blah blah!

Oh, hello Nelly Script + gorgeous ring triumvirate.  So nice to meet you! Le sigh…

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | Editor’s notes on black and white photography. Also, I watched Bridalplasty again.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | Editor’s notes on black and white photography. Also, I watched Bridalplasty again.

I watched Bridalplasty last night. Sigh. There are many things about that show that evidence the demise of humankind, such as

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