Featured on Style Me Pretty – Heather and Seth!

One of my Etsy brides’ wedding was featured today on Style Me Pretty!  What an amazing love story in North Carolina – all beautifully captured by photographer Caroline Ghetes.   See the full gallery and read about Heather and Seth on Caroline’s blog.  Heather is wearing one of my Bridal Flowers that I customized with some netting and feathers – it has a CZ brooch in the center – a perfect accessory with her beautiful wedding gown!  To purchase one of my Bridal Flowers, visit my Etsy shop…enjoy!

Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Flower Girl Dresses: J. Crew
Groom’s Tux: Express

That book Heather is writing in is the first journal that Seth bought for her. He had no idea she had been writing in it about them for the past 5 years and gave it to him on the wedding morning for the first time.

Bridal Hair Flowers – Size and Shape Does Matter!

As with all hair accessories, hair flowers need to compliment your look and not overpower it.  This means wearing the right size and shape of flower that works with your hair style and is in proportion to your body size.  A customized fabric flower helps to pull your ‘look’ together from head to toe and adds that extra touch that will look great in your wedding photos.  No matter what time of year, a fabric flower will look good from the beginning of your day and still look fabulous when you leave at the end of your reception.  Browse my Etsy shop for bridal flowers that can be customized to get just the right look for your wedding day.

Some things to consider when choosing a hair flower:

a.  Customized bridal flowers need to be the right size and shape.  A large hair flower could overpower your look – you want people looking at ‘all of you’ and your face, not just at the large flower in your hair.   Its so important to bring your hair accessories, or a few of your favorites, to your hair trial.  Working with your hair stylist, you can be assured the flower size and shape compliments your hair style, especially if you are changing hair styles from ceremony to reception and using the same flower.


Bridal Flower with CZ Bridal Lace Brooch - photo by Caroline Ghetes


b.  Customized flowers reflect your personality – you might wear one flower throughout the day or change your hair style and add a ‘statement flower’ just for your reception.  A flower that is colorful, has more sparkle or has feathers says to your reception guests, “Its time to have fun!”

Fabric and Feather Flowers embellished withe rhinestones and pearls - photo by LucieXYZPhotography



Silk 3" Flower - photo by Jennifer Skog Photography



Lily Flower with Feathers and CZ


c.  Embellish the center of your flower with beads, crystals, vintage jewelry, pearls – jewels that compliment your dress and coordinate with your wedding day jewelry.  A colored flower or colored center embellishment can pull in your wedding day theme and add to your look.



Blue 5" Vintage Fabric Flower on Patty - photo by Jennifer Skog Photography



Dahlia 5" Hair Flower with Pearls and Crystals



Bridal Flower with Vintage Earring and Feathers for Etsy Bride A'Nette


Flowchart to Happiness

Just found this from Suzanne Cabrera’s blog, an open [sketch] book –  get with the flow:  it’s just what I needed to give my day a boost and headed in the right direction.  It’s all a state of mind and it starts from within…thanks Suzanne!

Speaking of  ‘starting from within’,  my friend (and amazing event planner) Crystal LeQuang of Amazae Special Events, was invited to see the Dalai Lama yesterday in a small auditorium – what an experience!  His message:  for a peaceful, compassionate future,  it starts from within.

Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss

The Auction is now open: Let the Bidding Begin! For the first time in history, you can plan your wedding, from virtually any major city in the United States, hiring the top wedding vendors in the industry… knowing that  the money you spend is benefiting someone in need.  Visit the Bidding for Good website, browse through the items, select the one you want and enter your bid – its that easy!

Who will you be helping? Your bid helps raise crucial funding for Wish Upon a Wedding: the world’s first nonprofit organization, that provides weddings & vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life altering circumstances.  Launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding has already impacted hundreds of lives by offering hope, courage and strength to couples facing life’s most challenging situations.

What is available? Find everything needed right here to plan your own perfect wedding day!  Just by planning your wedding, YOU can make wedding wishes come true for some very deserving couples!  All proceeds go directly to Wish Upon a Wedding.

What is Wish Upon a Wedding? Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation.  The organization offers couples a chance to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health or other serious issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.

By celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples, Wish Upon a Wedding helps create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It is their hope that others facing similar situations will find hope, strength, and the promise of eternal love.

Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding currently has over a dozen chapters to serve Wish Applicants. They service couples residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of any one of our chapter locations.


Thank YOU for helping!