Monday, August 30, 2010

Purple Accessories on

   Planning a lavender or deep purple event? Check out some of these handmade accessory finds!

Purple Feather Flower Shoe Clips ($38) by Cloe & Maddie / Crochet Flower Clips / Convertible Infinity Wrap Dress ($98) by Erin Leah Heart / Rosettes Clip ($48) at Dame Chics / Aqua & Purple Earrings ($25) at Ocean Hue  / Resin Rose Ring.

Soft Cowl Dress ($98) at Linola / Silk Dupionni Belt ($88) at Percy Handmade / Lilac Swarovsky Crystal earrings (($25) at Jenuine Jewels / Dream Flower clip ($28) at Twisted Crystals /  Zen Invitation ($40 for 20) at Tucci Paper Company.

Berlin Freshwater Bracelet ($38) at The Peach Tree / Twisted Love Bird Invitation ($3.95) at Meantime Designs / Eliza Garter ($78) by LaBoheme / Purple Corsage Dress ($60) at Worldland / Winter Garden Purple Clutch ($70) at Angee W / Floral Art Locket ($31)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

L.O.V.E. it! - Lemon Lace Studio

I came across this lovely number by recent fashion graduate- Paulea from Missouri.  This is the perfect dress for a more casual tea party wedding or as a second dress for your outdoor reception. -


To see more of Lemon Lace Studio's online shop - click here!

For more wedding dress inspirations:
Safari Wedding Dress inspirations
Inspiration: BCBG
Inspiration: Wedding Dress

Useful Information about Your Dress:
Questions to Ask Your Dressmaker!
Eco-friendly: Preowned Wedding Dresses

Friday, August 27, 2010

More Lovely Nordstrom Finds

   So after that lovely Tadashi Shoji Strapless number from the other day, I went back to Nordstrom's online shop in search of some bangles to match. I found the bangles and then some. Check out these fantastic accessories (most under $100). And of course I had to throw in that cute little cocktail number. (Maybe a second dress for the reception? hmm...) 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

   I was visiting one of my new favorite blogs, Cherry Blossom Girl a few days ago and had to share her post on Maria Lucia Hohan's Atelier. These are some images from her showroom Her dresses are everything a girly girl wants and more. I think I want to move to Europe just so I can visit her boutique everyday.

Love Letters via Eat Drink Chic

I was exploring the wedding/art blog world and found these sweet little DIY Love Notes from Once Wed Blog via Eat Drink Chic Blog ... 

"This DIY includes styling and presentation ideas for ‘Message in a Bottle’ guest favors with a twist. Enclosed is a little scroll that not only contains a message to your guests but also some extra blank notepaper so that they can write a little message back to the bride and groom and drop it in a jar labeled “Love Letters” incorporated in the centerpiece design of each table..."
- Amy of Eat Drink Chic

I thought I would share this DIY project with my crafty wedding enthusiasts out there. For instructions: Click here! (This will redirect you to the original post on Once Wed)

For More Do-It-Yourself wedding & party projects: 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vintage on

   It's Wednesday! And that means it is time to share with you my weekly finds. I love to support the handmade arts. But I have spent the last few weeks, during my blog break, cleaning out old boxes and looking through old art projects.  I even had a Yart Sale (yard + art = yart) to try and sell my old art to make room for new projects. All this got me thinking about the phrase "one man's junk is another man's treasure".  Nowadays we refer to this as recycle/ reusable items. So here we are - Vintage Finds from sellers for you. These vintage finds can all be used on your wedding day. From a pocket watch for your groom to a vintage chalk board for a sign; a white satin pocket book to a 1960's casual crocheted white summer dress each an item to add to your classic-vintage inspired wedding.

White Ball Clasp Clutch ($5) at Lea's Vintage / Time Flies brass packet watch ($35) at Ring Ring Ring /  Vintage 1950's Princess Jewelry Box ($46) at Mod Human / XL Vintage Frame Chalkboard ($116) at Blue Bell Bazaar / 3pc Bronze Heart Key Charms ($3.25) at DIY Closet .

Vintage White Lace Trim ($5.75) at Little Red Mercantile /   Fantasy Shoes ($250) Everlastinglifashion / Flower Girl Basket ($40) by Bragging Bags / Vintage 1960's Crochet Dress ($124) at 13 Bees / Embroidery hoop chalkboard ($35) at Bliss in a Tea Cup / 1980's Vintage Party Dress ($32) at Decade's.

Check out other finds (even if just for inspiration) from past postings:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tadashi Shoji Strapless Silk Organza Gown

Tadashi Shoji Strapless Silk Organza Gown with Metallic Trim at Norstrom

Nordstrom has a great selection for wedding gown styles. I came across this gown today. I really love the two tone structured bodice. The contrasting textured skirt is a nice contrast, allowing for a soft flowy movement. With or without the belt would work for this flirty dress. Online price $798.

To check out more information on this dress or preview more Click here!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paper Umbrellas via Paper Mash

Good afternoon everyone! I am taking a few minutes to send you another little DIY project brought to you via A Field Journal by Paper Mash.  This is just a very personal touch to your event that you can make yourself. I thought these were cute and very classy so I thought I would pass the link along to you!

Click for a downloadable step-by-step direction sheet.

DIY Wedding Shoes

   While doing my usual hop from one inspirational wedding site to the next, I came across a fantasticly (if that's a word) easy DIY post from Green Wedding Shoes. All it takes is a fabric of your choice, fishing line & of course the shoes!  Check it out.

For more DIY ideas, check out a some previous posts by Artful Bride :

DIY Center Piece Website
Big Bloom Small Budget on Martha Stewart

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Twigs & Honey

I just found some lovely new wedding accessory must-have items by Myra Callan on her shop - Twigs & Honey.  They are soft & feminine; sweet & sexy; elegant & romantic. And well you just have to check them out yourself ...

Bridal Mini Hat ($285) Custom made to order. 

   Based out of the Portland area, Twigs & Honey began in 2008 with a goal of introducing a line of modern hair  accessories.  A completely self-taught artist, Myra's inspirations come from the environment around her. She uses a beautiful array of organic textures, elegant colors & creative accents to each of her handmade pieces.  To find out more about Twigs & Honey & view more items:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We are back!

I know I know. I have spend over 2 months away from the blog. And I bet some of you are wondering what happened. Nothing big. As many of you know I am also a wedding photographer. So summer is the busiest part of my year. And being in the middle of several projects and needed to take a break from the Artful Bride to get everything reorganized. But we are back!  Here is an inspiration board to get you back in the wedding day mood!