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WEDDING DEALS: That Something Blue

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:23 PM 0 comments
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How can you not love finding your something blue on sale! You have to just love it. This beautiful Betsey Johnson Bow statement necklace would surely be the perfect final touch to your wedding outfit. It is even more perfect because it's on sale for at Piperlime for $61.99. Fab deal.

BRIDAL JEWELRY: JoJo Loves You

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 7:57 AM 0 comments
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I love this beautiful ballroom pearl necklace by JoJo Loves You. Designer Josie Hewitt also makes custom wedding jewelry, if you don't fancy this one. See her entire collection on her web site.

FOR THE BRIDE: Take A Bow

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This is just too cute for words. What a great alternative to a hair comb or tiara. Particularly if you are not having a formal wedding. The Alice bow is available at No More Twist Handmade.

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I adore this dusty pink clutch. The color is so perfect and will add just a pop of color to your wedding ensemble. Available at Heidi Creations.

WEDDING DEALS: Vintage Statement Jewelry

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 11:55 AM 0 comments
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OMG! The price of this drop dead gorgeous cobalt and blue demi vintage necklace and earring set is unbelievable. Available at 1900s Bride for $35.00.

WEDDING DRESSES: Vintage Beauty

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 10:26 AM 0 comments
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I love vintage and this beautiful vintage wedding dress is no exception. I really love the ruffled sleeves. Available at Coral Vintage.

WEDDING DEALS: Ann Taylor Does Bridal

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:14 PM 0 comments
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This is a great deal. The Briana Dress is available at Ann Taylor for $199.99. Yes, $199.99!

EDITOR'S PICKS: Wedding Dress Shopping @Shopbop

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I know that it is probably extremely difficult to pick your wedding dress online. But if you are adventurous enough to try, Shopbop.com may be your place. The majority of the dresses in their Wedding Boutique are under $1500. I was very surprised by that little fact. Also, their boutique carries names like Marchesa, Thread, Alice + Olivia, Ports 1961, and more for such amazing prices.

Here are few additional options under $1500:

affordable wedding dressesHalston Heritage, $995


affordable wedding dressesBCBG, $1048


affordable wedding dressesNotte by Marchesa, $995


affordable wedding dressesTemperly London, $1495

BRIDAL SHOWERS: Cutesy Table Decor

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:23 PM 0 comments
wedding receptions, bridal showers, bridal show decorCould this be any more friggin' adorable? Love this idea as table decor for your bridal shower. So cute. Available at imeon design.

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: The Sonnet Purse, Old is New Again

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:30 PM 0 comments
Old is definitely new again with this upcycled clutch, the Sonnet purse. Available at Which Goose.


BRIDAL SHOWERS: Wishing You The Best

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 11:46 AM 0 comments

Your guests definitely want to wish you the best. Let them leave their special wishes on the Wishing Tree by Hello Hanna. This is such a perfect centerpiece idea for your bridal shower.

Cute, right? So cute. It is so hard to find dresses for your little flower girl that are not rolls on top of rolls of chiffon and organza. You just want that adorable little dress for your beach wedding (or backyard wedding). Here it is. This white linen peasant dress is available at Laken and Lila.

NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW: Rabbit Rabbit Cards

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 11:44 AM 0 comments
There were aisles upon aisles of cards and what not at the National Stationery Show. But there were a few places that made me laugh my a** off. One of those stops was Rabbit Rabbit Cards (sex, sap, and sarcasm). Audra Ann Ricketts is my kinda gal. I totally appreciate her sense of humor. She makes those cards that say the things that you really want to say but don't have the nerve to say. So now you can say it. Visit Rabbit Rabbit Cards to see for yourself.

Here are my favs (but there are so many other favorites):


Inside: Until then we will brace ourselves. congratulations!

Inside: Will You Please Come Over?

Inside: You are a b**** and I love you.

Inside: You brighten up my miserable day

Inside: Self absorption sure is time consuming

VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS: Beautiful Eyelet Halter Dress

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:45 PM 0 comments


I love this beautiful vintage eyelet halter dress. Such a lovely and simple dress option for brides who are having a more casual ceremony. Bare feet are optional. Available at Just Fab Vintage.

WEDDING JEWELRY: Vintage Statement Jewelry

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 12:06 PM 0 comments


This vintage rhinestone necklace is so beautiful. Vintage jewelry can make such a beautiful statement. Not to mention that vintage pieces are unique and are usually one-of-a-kind. Available at Bragging Bags.

FOR THE GROOM: What Time Is It? Erin Gallagher Knows

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza On 11:10 AM 0 comments


Erin Gallagher never ceases to amaze me. I had no idea that she sold cufflinks. Pretty fab cufflinks at that. I am especially loving these pair of watch works cuff links which are handmade from genuine antique watch works. Very unique for that unique groom. Available at Erin Gallagher.

Nic shown her with her beautiful mother


One of my favorite people in the whole wide world is Nicole Block. Nic is the brilliant designer behind The Nic Studio in New York. I have to say that as far as good people go, Nic is the tops. We have been friends for years but hadn't met face to face until 2010. So funny.

But even more that a great person, Nic is a fabulous designer and illustrator. She has been working night and day on her new stationery line which she debuted at the stationery show. Her new line is fabulous. Even more so because every illustration on each invitation was drawn by Nic. Here are some not so great photos (I have got to get a new camera!!!). But you can see all of her current wares on her web site, The Nic Studio. This collection will launch on her web site some time this month.


WEDDING DRESSES: St. Pucchi Spring 2012

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During Bridal Market in April, I visited the St. Pucchi suite to get an up close and personal look at the new St. Pucchi 2012 line. St. Pucchi is on the list of my favorite bridal lines.

I love the runway shows. But for me, I would much rather have the intimacy of a schedule appointment. Someone will take the time to explain each dress to you and I can take as many pictures as I want, the way that I want. A bonus for me was that the designer, Rani Totman was sitting there. She was so nice. She asked me what I thought about the collection. I told her that I loved it, as I always do. I love the drama of St. Pucchi. It's like being in a fairytale and you are the princess bride. So romantic. Visit St. Pucchi to see which one is your favorite.

St. Pucchi Spring 2012