DIY simple and sweet wedding favor treat

Look at these sweet little cookies! What a fabulous wedding favor they’d make for a casual, crafty wedding.
LOVE!

Forty-sixth at Grace shares a visual tutorial on how to make these shortbread buttons.

Check it out!

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Crisp pleats on the dress

Classic touches on a dress can take that fabulous gown of your dreams into a stylish, classic piece that (gasp), even your future daughter may want to wear. The pleats on this gown are AMAZING.

We’d love it see it without a speck of the black stones or rhinestones. This is a case where simplicity would certainly be an improvement.

But the pleats are incredible – crisp, clean, classy.

Dress by Bellinabride on Etsy.

The ultimate, luxurious wedding shoes

Christian Louboutin is the gold standard for wedding shoes.

skyscraper heels? check
sexy red heel? check
gorgous looks? check

Love these glitter pumps.

If your budget has wiggle room (enough for $600 shoes), these lovelies would really look incredible peeping out from under your gown (find them here).

And if your budget can’t fit shoes of the caliber (and you’re more of a DIY-kinda gal), I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how to DIY your own glitter pumps (sans red heel). Watch future posts for this fun, easy tutorial.

Simply inspiring

I love paper doilies. They make such a lovely little detail for a wedding (when used properly). I’m not talking about a doily under your slice of cake, I’m talking about using them as a repeating theme, tied together with some other lovely elements (in this example, tulle).

And, wow, does The Sweetest Occasion perfect the use of simple paper doilies in this amazing tablescape.


I’m in awe of how very lovely this look is! The colors, the soft details, the simple, yet impactful way that it all ties together.

See more photos here.

Amazed by The English Dept.

The English Dept. Is hosting their annual bridal show this weekend. I so wish I could be there!

These dresses are stunning, ethereal and… simply perfect.

Love, love, love.

The English Dept. Is run by owner/designer Elizabeth Dye. Photography by Lisa Warninger.

Oh, and for those of you who aren’t Portland-bound, check out Elizabeth’s Etsy store.

Hey newly-marrieds, send me your wedding details

I want to see your details, those quirkly little items that made your day all your own. The hand-painted signs, your sweet invitation suite, the original card boxes, tablesettings, etc.

If you want to see them featured on engageology, send them to engageology {@} gmail.com with your contact information and your photographer’s information (for proper credit).

I look forward to seeing them!


All photos by Laura Ivanova

2010 bridal trends – embellishments, florals and feathers

2010 brides are following the trends of 2009, but with more feminine details.

Expect to see pops of black on the gown – like this Vera Wang. Actually, many dresses in Vera Wang’s 2010 collection had a bit of black, typically as a sash or gloves.

The most popular 2010 wedding dress embellishments include:

  • floral appliques or a floral belt
  • feather trim
  • a single large bow
  • metallic details
  • asymmetrical neckline

Anything goes in 2010, with the exception of the basic strapless. A mix of details, folds or layers make dresses seem more artistic and anything but boring.

Brides will be wearing dresses that range from the traditional (floor length, with or without a train) to the mini-dress. Made popular in the last 3 years, short and mini wedding dresses are going to continue to be seen in 2010 – anything from retro-style dresses to super-sleek. If you choose a short or mini dress, make certain to invest in show-stopper shoes.

For bridesmaids and wedding accent colors, pink is super-popular in 2010, in hues ranging from blush to bubblegum, from dusty rose to fuchsia. Bridesmaids can also be seen in lavender, green and blue – popular colors from 2009.

Another top color for 2010 is orange – but brides beware. Orange looks good with a select few skintones, and can make the bride and her maids look a bit ill if the color is wrong.

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