Thu

One Dress, Two Ways

We are back in Jumby Bay. With one of our favorite features every week one dress, two ways. Imagine walking around the pool deck during your rehearsal dinner with today’s Issa Dress. This gorgeous silk coral halterneck gown is perfect for the Caribbean nights. And can be styled two ways for a casual and formal look. For the casual look we have accessorized the look with awesome CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Carmen Canvas Wedge espadrilles and a Chloe Marcie Continental Wallet that we are using as a clutch! For the formal look it is all about the  Irene Neuwirth jewlery and the Croc and Lizard Effect  Alexander Wang sandals.

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Wed

Oh no! My wedding dress is wrinkled!!!

Q: What do I do if I arrive at my destination wedding and my dress is wrinkled?

This question is a great follow up to last week’s Ask Julie post about the shipping vs. carrying your dress to your destination wedding.  So, if you have taken the precautions we discussed last week (bringing your dress on the plane with you and hanging it up, etc.), here is what you can do if you still get some wrinkles.

When you arrive at your destination take your dress out of the garment bag, lift the plastic layer up to the bodice (which you keep covered) and hang it up as high as possible.  This will hopefully release any wrinkles that may have occurred in transit, and works particularly well in humid climates.

I can’t stress enough that you shouldn’t do anything to your dress unless you absolutely have to.

On the occasions that it is necessary, and you don’t have a dresser with you, call the salon for detailed instructions on how to treat it. Fabrics are different, and therefore handling them is different.  You need to know what’s right for yours.

They will tell you to either steam or iron the dress.  If it’s steam, borrow a steamer from the hotel, and put a sweat sock around the nozzle to catch the drips and sputters of water that come out. If it’s ironing, then make sure you use a cool, dry iron filled with water but with the steam turned off, and a protective layer (like a pillow case) between the dress and the iron.

With either method, always go slowly and test it in a place that you can’t see too much.

I hope that you have no need for these tips at your wedding, but if you do, Good Luck!

– Julie

Tue

Jumby Bay Bridesmaid Attire

Welcome back to sunny Jumby Bay.  Just looking around this gorgeous property makes us want to book a flight ASAP and have rum punch on the verandah. Today’s bridesmaids attire is influenced by the color of the beautiful Caribbean water. This Milly Jamie Tweed dress is so perfect it looks like it was made for this wedding! The beautiful white and turquoise tweed is accentuated with cotton-blend trims to create the allusion of an hourglass shape. The dress is accessorized with the perfect beach shoes, patent cork wedge Jimmy Choos.  The accessories play on the turquoise theme with a brilliant Miu Miu clutch, J.Crew necklaces that can be layered to add edginess, and an amazing cocktail turquoise ring by AURÉLIE BIDERMANN. What is your favorite piece?

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Mon

Jumby Bay Bride

While we in the northeast are still battling the cold, it is nice to dream of warm weather and golden sand. This week we highlight the amazing property of Jumby BayJumby Bay is a 300-acre private enclave north of Antigua in the West Indies. It is the perfect place for relaxation, privacy and serenity, and an ideal location for a bride who only wants those closest to her in attendance.

We imagine this bride to be wearing a stunning Giambattista Valli twisted crepe gown. The high neckline with keyhole cut out is stunning and simple for a beach-side wedding. Accessorizing in gold tones and simple Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals is a great way to accentuate the crepe gown. Which spectacular Irene Neuwirth piece is your favorite?

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Four Seasons Punta Mita Bridesmaid Style

Back at the sunny Four Seasons Punta Mita, oh how we wish we were there now! It has been nonstop dreary on the East Coast this week. We have beautiful shots of the property decorated for various wedding events. There is nothing better than dining under the stars. Our bridesmaids style is inspired by the J.Crew Kylie dress in sunwashed aqua. This silk chiffon one shoulder dress is beautiful with the gathered top and wispy party skirt- is the perfect beach bridesmaid look! Accented with bold J.Crew pieces, our favorite is the enameled double-frog bangle it is fun, funky, and has a hint of the sunwashed aqua color. What is your favorite piece below?

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Tue

Four Seasons Punta Mita

We are thrilled to feature the Four Seasons Punta Mita as our property of the week. This amazing hotel is located 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta nestled in the northern tip of Bahía de Banderas, one of the world’s largest natural bays. Staying there is truly an amazing experience.  You feel like you are part of nature because the resort is located in a 1,500-acre reserve. We think it is the perfect location for a bride who wants to get married in Mexico but not necessarily Cabo San Lucas. This resort has everything for you and your guests to create memories of a lifetime. What bride would not want her reception on the beach under the stars with toes in the sand!?!

We envision our bride this week wearing a beautiful J.Crew Kira wedding gown accessorized with bright red floral necklace and bracelet. Since this is a beach wedding in Mexico we thought it would be fun to play up vibrant colors with these stunning J.Crew accessories. What is your favorite piece below?

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