Archive for December, 2012

The World of the Bouquet

Monday, December 24th, 2012

The bouquet is not the first decision a bride makes, really.  Far from it.  The dress is always first.  The bouquet should enhance the dress not be the star.  In this, I tend to be a traditionalist, preferring neutral colors but then it is not my wedding.  

 


 

 


These classic bouquets are still playful with the intertwining of shape and color.



Moving away from the classic, these two bouquets are more unique.  I love the single flower because you really are not distracted from the dress.  I am also a ribbon fan.



I think the sage color in this bouquet is lovely.  Carolina Herrera’s wheat bouquet was spectacular especially against the textured and elaborate fabric.



One of my Brides wanted pinecones in her bouquet .  The brown of the pinecones would not have photographed well so we made them her private secret.  Even though I am not a fan of color with the wedding dress, this bouquet is spectacular!


 


One way to get color is to let your Bridesmaids’ bouquet represent your love of color.  I do love the hint of purple in this bouquet and it works because of the wildness of the arrangement.  This Bride just had to have color and I agreed with her.


Finally two of my favorites bouquets!


Inspiration

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I am off to NYC to look in windows and be inspired after a long season.  I spent some of my childhood in the city and love walking the streets, soaking up the this great town.  But I have chosen the country as my home-base and nothing is more inspirational than nature.


 


Spring is really the most exciting month for me.  This beautiful garden in Japan is just magical.



Summer in Vermont is full of happy Sunflowers.  MW and I  grow many varieties with help from the Chipmunks.



I would miss Fall but then I would miss stick season too.



And then the monochromatic beauty of winter.  It is snowing right now so I am going to enjoy the moment.  XXX

It is all about the hair!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

This is the most personal decision a bride will make for her wedding.  It is important to feel special but not so different your fiancé is not happy.  Hair up, down, to the side, messy or tight…Question, who am I on this day and will he like it.?


Of course you then have the power of the dress.  It has found you and has a strong voice about hair, makeup and accessories too.  So much pressure!



 

Carolina Herrara showed this beautiful headband with her collection.  I think both headbands work and are a lovely addition especially with no veil.



And then you have the extreme Chanel messy looks.  And this winner up-do is perfect with it’s soft and romantic curls- even he will like this.

 



 


Oh, this is one of my favorite Candice Bergen images.  This up-do is copied and modified over and over again. Just perfection. Blake Lively looks wonderful with this version.



Then how can you leave out having your hair long!  The beautiful Kate shows us exactly how to do it and many brides now opt for the groom pleasing style.