Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Allie + David: The Ceremony

On a beautiful day in May, Allie and David joined as husband and wife.
St. Ignatius Catholic Church in downtown Baltimore was the setting for a gorgeous ceremony witnessed by 325 guests. All photographs are from Anne Sachs at Artful Weddings by Sachs.
Her Monique Lhuillier dress.

And her Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Putting on the veil.

An intimate moment between mom and daughter.

Colorful bridesmaids dresses always photograph nicely. The setting for the photos is the beautifully manicured grounds at Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City (Howard County, Maryland).

Flowers are by talented designer Victoria Clausen at Romance of Flowers.


Walking down the aisle with her very proud Dad.

Officially married!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber is trying her hand in the wedding industry by way of designing beautiful accessories. She offers irresistible clutches and other precious trinkets as a keepsake for your special day.

What bride wouldn't want to carry this on her wedding day?

And if you happen to have an extra $7,000 laying around (you budgeted for that, right?), this breathtaking minaudière can be yours!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dream Come True!

Have you ever wanted to wear a couture dress without committing to the designer price tag? You’re not alone. Whether you need a great dress for your bridal shower or your wedding rehearsal - or even for your bridesmaids - Rent the Runway has you covered. Think of the site as Netflix for dresses.

The website allows you to rent a designer dress for a fraction of the cost of owning it outright. Let’s be honest, we all have a closet full of dresses we’ve only worn once. Rent the Runway takes the anxiety away from purchasing an expensive dress while making some extra room in your closet.

Upon visiting the site, you just enter the date of your event, your size and the zip code where you need the dress shipped. The site then filters through your needs and shows you the available options. You can even search by price, style, occasion or body type.

Worried about the varying sizes depending on designers? Don’t fret! Rent the Runway sends a backup size absolutely free just in case! Also, just like Netflix, return shipping is also free. Just drop your rental(s) in the mail and they even take care of dry cleaning! Feeling anxious about accessories to accent the dress? No worries there either, you can also rent jewelry that compliments you and the dress.

Thanks to Rent the Runway, you can look great without spending a fortune. Your bridesmaids can also look great without committing to a dress they really don’t like as each dress is offered in four styles and up to four colors.

Now if only they rented shoes as well!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Great Flip-Flops

We girls have all experienced it: the need for flip-flops. Whether we’re out on the town and our high-heels are killing us or we’re at the airport and we’re required to lose our shoes. Thankfully, the folks over at Floc Designs have come to our rescue!

These adorable flip-flops fold up and easily fit into your purse for easy access to comfortability while on the go.

Their $22 price tag is almost as appealing as the flip-flops themselves. Offered in various colors and designs, they would make great, practical gifts for your bridesmaids.