REAL BOUDOIR | You can sex it up like Rihanna… or you can class it up like Ninya. But one thing’s for sure… today, a baggy sweater has NEVER. LOOKED. HOTTER.

So.  Rihanna’s got a new single.  It’s called “S&M.”  I feel like I should be shocked by this title but really, at this point when it comes to Rihanna, I’m sort of used to the blatant sexuality of her every move.  But the video.  The video shocks me a bit.  Not a video to be watched at work, which is why I’m not placing it in this post.  I just did you a solid.  :)

And I swear at one point she’s dressed as a condom.  {Continue reading…}

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BOUDOIR | Not all shoots are created equal. Here are the 2 most important things you’ll need to rock your shoot.

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Boudoir is a hot topic, obvs.  We receive lots of questions from you guys about it, so now’s as good a time as any to devote a post to the topic and, hopefully, help you guys become a bit more comfortable with the concept.

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INTIMATE TALK | Need this in my life… and you need it on your wedding night.

Speaking of boudoir shoots…

Amandine Chemise

Something about it… I don’t know what it is… but something, it’s got me.  I think it’s the detailing.  The gorgeous, gorgeous detailing.  And that neckline.  Oooohhh how I love a good neckline.

And if you’re a two piece kind of girl, you can always opt for the Amandine Cami and Shortie Set.  Just as cute, no doubt.

Wear one of these on your wedding night… and think of me.  Actually, don’t.  That would be weird.  Though I’d be flattered if you did.  (;

And now, this:

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Pssst… guess what?  Friday’s Fab Finds are coming up tomorrow.  But you already knew that, didn’t you.  And you are gonna LOVE THEM.

… But you already knew that, too.  I’m a cheeky buggah!  Also, I’m a doofus for writing that I’m a cheeky buggah!  Also, I think my allergies are having a weird effect on my ability act and write coherently.  That SUCKS.

xoxo!  – Alison

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REAL BOUDOIR™ | Part II ~ “Miss A” | Boudoir 101: How to Look and Feel Sexy

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As you pretties know, this here wedding blog is called “The Knotty Bride.”  And though most of you know why that is, I’d like to take a moment to edify any newbies to the scene.  {Continue reading…}

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REAL BOUDOIR™ | “Miss A” | THIS is how you do a boudoir shoot. Game over.

I am not a fan of the summer we’re having, New York.  And the rest of the world, for that matter.  I want to state that for the record.  Not. A. Fan.  What is up, Summer?  Did you just get out of a bad break-up, and feel like punishing us for it?  And by the way, is your most beloved form of punishment awkwardly-located mosquito bites?  Because {Continue reading…}

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WEDDING PORN + PROPOSAL STORIES = A Great Post.

↑ That shot’s pretty damn exemplary of what I have in store for you in the near future.  If you think that’s hot, just wait ’til you see what I’ve got coming… ↓

A few things on the docket today – including a couple of SERIOUSLY AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENTS – certainly not in order of importance… {Continue reading…}

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | JUNE 25 | I Need These Dresses, Perfect Wedding Heels, Free Printable Save the Daves, Lingerie, Badgley Mischka, a Mod Wedding, Music, & Next Week!

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Happy Friday, my good friends!  I hope you’re havin’ a good one so far.  Me?  Well, this week was three parts hella-busy and one part I-had-no-free-time, but also one part I-fell-in-love-with-a-new-site called “Stereomood.”  If you loooove music but you haaaaate a) having to arrange mixes that’ll fit your mood and b) having to wade through the muck only to hit your skip limit on Pandora too soon, then you’re gonna love this find.  (It’s that favorite one I mentioned yesterday.  This thing is on like all the time for me.  I lovingly refer to it as my life soundtrack.  Btw, currently obsessing over the “it’s raining” playlist.)

In other news, I’m just psyched beyond all recognition to show you the Finds I have for you today.  But first, quick recap: as most of you know, I’m going to be away for the better part of next week (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here).   {Continue reading…}

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS | Free Wedding Salon Tickets + Free Save-the-Date Printable + AMAZING Wedding Styling Inspiration and a Nutella Update…

Hope you’re having a decent Friday so far!  (I’m sure that depends entirely upon the time of day you are reading this.)  In any case, let’s get started, shall we?

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So, today’s first Fab Find comes from Christine and Vania, the fab duo of SimplyBloom.  I don’t think it’s possible for these ladies to produce anything less than perfection.  Would you agree?  I mean, just look at this image:

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Now, I am interrupting this installment of Friday’s Fab Finds to bring you a quick bit of titillating info before we move on… As many of you know, I went a little insane with a bucket of Nutella recently.  See: this post, and my Twitter feed on that day (which I will NOT link to because it is craziness).  Well, based on our brief white chocolate love affair and its aftereffects, I have a newsflash.  However, please note that this is by no means based on scientific data of any sort.  Only my personal experience.  My personal, fantastic experience.  But I say with certain confidence – both in the truth of this, and a different, new-found confidence I remember having in college – that Nutella makes your two friends to the north larger.  By two cup sizes, to be precise.  There, I said it.  I feel the need, however, to warn you not to overindulge unless you are willing to accept that this effect may be singular to me.  To my lucky freaking a$$.  Aaaaand now that I’ve bragged I’m sure they will go away soon.  Well, I’m not sure, but most good things do, so I’m basing that assumption off of experience.  Like when they took away my favorite flavor of Progresso soup.  Or the time they discontinued my favorite flavor of Wishbone salad dressing.  WHY DO THEY DO THIS ALL THE TIME?  Am I alone in this pain?  Me and my heaving bosom?

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Next up, the freebie you’ve all been hearing about… Complimentary tickets for readers of The Knotty Bride from the fabulous ladies of The Wedding Salon!!! I know!  How great is this?!  The event is Monday, May 3, 2010 at The London West Hollywood.  To grab yourself these free tickets, just click here, then click “Register for this Event” and use promo code: KBLAC – that’s it!  Woot!  The ladies of Wedding Salon put on spectacular events, and my friends and I always have loads of fun.  You do not want to miss this, TRUST.  You’re seriously in for a blast… not to mention endless wedding inspiration, which is kind of the point.

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Next up, some incredible vintage-themed inspiration featured on the lovely Love and Lavender, truly one of my faves!  (Photos by Curtis of Moore Photography; planning by Andrea of Soiree Event Planning; cakes made by High Tea Bakery and Vera Wang gown provided by Atelier Couture):

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Love this find from Ez over at Creature Comforts.  Reusable party straws; so great!!!

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This next bit of wedding inspiration KNOCKS MY FREAKING SOCKS OFF.  Thank you, Once Wed, for sharing with the world this incredible DIY Michigan Farm Wedding, photographed by Amy Carroll

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This next find made me jump a little in my chair when I first saw it.  Pretty much just like everything else the Wedding Chicks do.  I mean, right when I think they’ve given us the best free printable ever, they come out with a little something like AIRPLANE SAVE-THE-DATES.  Check it:

Want your own?  Go make it, now!  Oh, and you might be interested to know that they came out with another save-the-date printable, and it’s Mad Men inspired.  You’re welcome.

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How ’bout some sexy lingerie?  Yeah, it’s been too long since the last time I displayed a couple of near-naked bods on this here blog.  The wait is over:

Andres Sarda via The Cinderalla Project

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Got such a kick out of this, which I found on I’m kind of a professional bridesmaid…

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Last but not least, Candy Poppers from Style Me Pretty!


Alright, Happy Friday, my lovelies!  I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the finds this week, and I hope you have splendid things in the works for your weekends… like relaxing, and sitting, and lying down in the grass and stuff like that.  (Can you tell I’ve had a hectic week?)  Speaking of chillaxing, I’m listening to this song as I write these closing remarks.  It’s soothing to the nth degree.  Soooooothing.  In my opinion, at least.  And this song is fantastic, sad sad sad, but simply fantastic.

By the way, which of today’s Fab Finds is your absolute favorite?!  I’m a little bit curious. ;)

xoxo!

Alison

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