August 4, 2015

18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love

August 4, 2015
Wedding gown shopping can be so darn overwhelming. Am I right? Seriously, I remember back when I was dress shopping and I'll be honest and just say that finding "the one," didn't come super easy for me. I wasn't the girl who instantly fell in love with the first dress she tried on. Nope. Not me.

I wanted my gown to be gorgeous, and unique, and flattering, and romantic, and affordable too. And I was bound and determined to find a gown that was all of those things and then some. 

Here recently, I was asked what wedding gown shops I love most. And I'm here to tell you that there are lots of excellent boutiques out there. But today I just wanted to remind you of one of my all time favorites BHLDN.

18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love
18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love
18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love
18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love
1. Lexington Gown // 2. Josina Gown // 3. Gwyneth Gown // 4. Grace Gown

From vintage inspired gowns to the most romantic silhouettes you'll find, the collection over at BHLDN is sure to make your heart skip a beat! Don't believe me? Hop on over to see their full collection of wedding gowns. I promise, you're going to find a gown you love. Plus, they have the prettiest accessories including bridal jewelry, gorgeous veils, and an amazing shoe collection

18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love




Oh, and I can't go without mentioning the fact that BHLDN isn't just a wedding gown shop. They have the prettiest bridesmaid dresses too. And have I mentioned my love for their decor selection? Cake toppers, vases, table runners, gorgeous backdrops. Need I say more?
18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love
18 Wedding Gowns You'll Love

So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to BHLDN and say "YES to the dress!" and start discovering all that this gorgeous collection of wedding pretties has to offer.

Oh, and if you liked this post, be sure to check out my '50 Bridesmaid Dresses Your Besties Will Love' post which features tons of pretty bridesmaid dress styles in an array of gorgeous colors!

August 3, 2015

Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

August 3, 2015
A gold bar cart + pretty pops of color that go on for days? This is the kind of inspiration that makes my heart sing, you guys! It's a look that's filled to the brim with inspiring décor and it totally captures that fun and fabulous celebratory vibe that I simply can't get enough of! Huge hugs and high fives to Peyton Frank of Grit + Gold for sending over this beauty of a shoot. And of course Ben Q Photography for all of these gorgeous captures!

The party inspiration is all about using punchy color in a fun and playful way. Things to be on the lookout for: Giant blush balloons featuring tails of greenery, a bar cart that is sure to inspire, and a gorgeous, statement-making pasty tower that will make you say, "wow!" Perfect inspiration for a bridal shower, engagement party, or even a housewarming party!

Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
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Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

A few styling tips from Peyton:

"When styling a bar cart, it is important to keep it clean and simple while still achieving an interesting composition by utilizing various depths and heights. This cart is styled with sweet treats, an artful print, and a yummy cocktail."

Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
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Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

"The playful yet elegant pastry tower is adorned with delicate blooms while a gold “love drunk” print in a sleek white frame compliments the specialty vodka-lemonade drink."

Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration 
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Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

"A bundle of cascading balloons in various sizes and shades of pinks, red, white, and sunshine yellow flows from a modern gold bar cart. Clusters of carnations and wild greenery are tucked into the pasty tower for a beautiful and simple presentation."

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Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

"Kraft paper and hand-dyed silk ribbon can be seen tied to a gorgeous bouquet of lush florals and a fun and crafty alternative to a boutonniere is pinned to this groom's lapel. This floral brooch incorporates a beautiful bloom and ribbon in a unique and unconventional way that could be dressed up or down for the occasion."

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Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration
Bright + Beautiful Party Inspiration

More from the designer, "I wanted this party to feel light, fun, and flirty. I think the clean yet colorful design allows that to come through. Ultimately, it is a showcase of love and style that I think could be practical for everyday entertaining."

Goodness! Can I just hop into this scene and stay awhile? I'm just so in love with this fun and sophisticated vibe. And those florals by Ginger Roots Floral Design? Consider me smitten. Huge hugs and high fives go to Ben Q Photography + everyone who was a part of this happy go-lucky fete. 

Photographer: Ben Q Photography // Venue: Grit + Gold Studio in Fort Worth, TX // Design Stylist: Peyton Frank for Grit + Gold // Florist: Ginger Roots Floral Design // Hair & Makeup: Something You // Calligraphy: Tiffani Licona // Aqua Dress & Accessories: Beehive Fort Worth // Models: Madison Jones + Timmy Root.