One Skirt, Two Ways!

We are ending our week at the amazing Peninsula Chicago with one skirt, two ways! A big thank you to the Peninsula, Chicago for allowing us to feature their beautiful property. Today we have an amazing Roberto Cavalli printed crepe de chine maxi skirt. This blue and white printed skirt can be dressed down or up. We think the print is perfect for a Sunday farewell brunch. For our casual look we paired the skirt with a simple James Perse white t-shirt and Valentino studded metallic leather sandals. We kept the accessories simple with a Lanvin pewter cuff and crystal cocktail ring. Our dressy version for the skirt involves the same print in the top and blazer. The accessories are simple Jimmy Choo Lance metallic leather sandals and Maison Martin Margiela silver-tone crystal ring. What is your favorite piece? Is the dressy version too much with the print?



The Peninsula Chicago Rehersal Dinner

Today we are inspired by the beautiful outdoor terrace at The Peninsula Chicago, the perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner underneath the stars. What could be more beautiful than a formal sit down dinner in amidst the skyline of downtown Chicago?!? The outfit takes inspiration from the beautiful colors that are everywhere this spring: pinks, greens, and yellows. Our favorite piece is the Stella McCartney jacket paired with Stella McCartney crepe flared pants. What is your favorite piece? Isn’t the jacket incredible!

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Hamptons Bridesmaids Style

We are back at the Hamptons where the sands and beach have inspired today’s bridesmaids look. We have kept it simple with a gorgeous J. Crew Lucienne One-Shoulder dress in silk chiffon.  We think the pleating on the bodice with flouncy skirt would look beautiful amongst any backdrop in the Hamptons. The accessories are low key with amazing Oscar de la Renta Hudson metallic leather multi-strap sandals in a hint of sliver to play with the Casablanca blue of the bridesmaids dress. The other silver accessories are the Kotur clutch, J. Crew Flower Lattice necklace, J.Crew Crystal Crush bracelet, and J. Crew Martha bracelet. What do you think of the look?


Hampton Wedding Inspiration

This week we are focused on the The Hamptons as inspiration for our wedding attire. The Hamptons are the epitome of chic, country, and New York sophistication. When we think of The Hamptons, we think beautiful beaches, lush lawns, and gorgeous estates that are the perfect balance of country and chic.  Hosting your reception in a tent gives you a blank canvas and lets you decide on everything from carpet to chandeliers! Here are some snapshots of The Hamptons and reception tents for inspiration. We think the perfect dress for a tented backyard wedding is this beautiful Carolina Herrera gown.  It is classic, chic, and has a touch of sparkle making it the perfect compliment.



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Little Nell Brunch Outift

We are ending our week at the beautiful Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado with a farewell brunch outfit! Today’s outfit is designed to be easy, low key and at the same time fashionable. We kept it basic with only 5 pieces for this look giving the attention the fantastic PIERRE HARDY sandals. We think these color block wedges are fantastic, and add a pop of color to the  CHLOÉ top and REED KRAKOFF shorts. Accessorized with CUTLER AND GROSS sunglasses and a VALENTINO clutch, this outfit is simplicity at its best!




One pair of Pants, Two Ways!

Being that we are in Aspen, Colorado this week featuring the amazing property The Little Nell, we wanted to think outside of the “traditional wedding-wear” box and feature pants. The weather in the mountains can change in a split second from a warm summer day to a cold winter day. To us, these amazing Stella McCartney fringed crepe wide-leg pants are really fun and stylish. To keep our looks today still feeling appropriate for a bride, they are all white with hints of creamy orange. Which look do you prefer? Would you ever wear pants to one of your wedding events?



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Creme and Orange: Bracelet, Top, Clutch, Earrings, Shoes


Ask Julie: Precautions when off-roading for photos

Question: I’m getting married in the mountains, and want to have photos taken outside in a pretty rural area. Do you have any suggestions for how to keep my dress looking good?

Answer: Absolutely! There are certain precautions that you can take when you know will be “off-roading” to get great photos. I actually experienced this last summer a clients wedding in Wyoming. The gown was a gorgeous creation of tulle and organza and the path to the barn where we were taking photos was dirt. To make matters more complicated the bride was wearing stilettos, and the ground was full of holes that some sort of animal must have burrowed into. Oy!

It ultimately worked out because both my assistant and myself were with her and could carry her very long train and veil.  But I have these suggestions for you to help avoid problems:

1)    Always speak to your photographer ahead of time to understand the locations he has scouted out for photos and what the terrain is like.

2)    If you are going to be walking on ground or dirt, bring wedge shoes to make walking easier.

3)    Pack a layer of clear plastic cut in a circle that you can stand on so your dress isn’t on the dirt.

I hope this helps, and good luck!!!



The Little Nell Bridesmaid Style

We are back at Little Nell for our bridesmaid style inspiration. As we showcased yesterday, the bride is wearing Valentino Haute Couture therefore the bridesmaids must also be styled accordingly. The bridesmaids dresses are beautiful  MATTHEW WILLIAMSON in creamy silk-chiffon. The mint color will tie in perfectly with the natural beauty of Aspen. Since the dress is so stunning we have kept the accessories plain and simple. Our favorite piece is the VALENTINO embellished leather sandals. What is yours?

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The Little Nell Bride

This week are thrilled to feature our friends at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.  While you may typically think of Aspen as a perfect winter wedding destination, it is absolutely stunning in the warmer weather! The property its self is a haven of mountain luxury, and arguably there is no better place to get married than at the top of Aspen Mountain. Your guests will take a gondola ride from the hotel three miles up to the Aspen Mountain Club where the ceremony takes place outside over looking the Rockies. Truly breathtaking!

Clearly, our bride this week loves things that are the utmost in luxury. But she also loves the natural, peaceful setting that the Rocky mountains provide. Playing off that combination, we chose this Valentino Haute Couture dress. Between the lightness of the organza and the floral motif with slight beaded accents, to us it is the perfect dress for a wedding at The Little Nell.



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