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Sheer Beauty

01016 Curly Willow Blush 01015 Organza Solid Pink  05109 Curly Willow Mink

With Fashion Week being full of beautiful designs, I love looking back to one of my favorite trends this year, and of course, transferring it over to my industry: weddings and events.  Designers like Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta,  Max Azria and Michael Kors have created some of the most alluring fashions based around the trend.  I’ve loved everything about this look:  from gauzy, light fabrics to beautiful translucent makeup.  This of course plays off the Minimalist trend that was also hanging around.

The “sheer face” is perfect for the fresh, dewy, ingénue look that some brides seek to capture with their wedding day makeup:

3.1 Phillip Lim Beauty Looks Spring Summer 2009 photo Derek Lam Make-up Look Spring Summer 2009 Derek Lam Natural Look Runway Photo Erin Fetherston Sheer Makeup Look Spring Photo

Model images courtesy of Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy

Beautiful sheer decor from Wildflower Linens


blue and purple linens wedding decor wildflower linens

 orange and yellow linens with chiavari chair covers wildflower linens

Brown and neutral sheer chair cover chiavari chair Ivory & Champagne sheer chiavari chair cover treatment details

Ivory & Champagne wedding linens tables chiavari chair ties

What’s your favorite look to incorporate from the runway?

Getting Ruffled

Ruffles are all the rage this season, and I can’t think of a better design concept to throw into your wedding.  Let’s mosey along some beautiful details, shall we?


baby pink ruffled bridesmaids dress Lela Rose Style  LR123halter ruffle bridesmaids dress lela Rose LR125 in ivorydestination wedding dress Dessy Group Style 1026 One shoulder white gown Destination wedding dress white Dessy group Style 1006 ruffle bodice with cap sleeves

Styles by Dessy Group:  Lela Rose bridesmaids in styles LR123 & LR125
Destination wedding gowns by Dessy  in styles 1026 & 1006

These ruffled bridesmaids dresses and wedding gowns are perfect because they do not border on “cutesy”—they allow the allure and sophistication of being a bride shine completely through.  As you can see with the last picture, even adding a gorgeous flower to your hair accents the gown instead of detracting from it.  However, if you have a flair for the dramatic…


Speaking of wedding flowers with a little ruffle—this would be a perfect way to incorporate the trend if you do not want to show it in the attire of your bridal party.  Look for extremely lush flowers such as ranunculus, peonies


pink and purple bridesmaids bouquet with peonies, orchids and roses bridesmaids bouquet of peonies ranunculus tuberoses, tulips in green and  yellow with blue ribbon
            white wedding centerpiece with roses and peonies white wedding centerpiece of ranunculus and sweet peas
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What about accessories and other areas of the wedding? surely there has to be room for ruffles with shoes, bridal purses and cakes!


Christian Louboutin ruffled heel ivory Martino Valero Letty Heel in Ivory


Shoes by Christian Louboutin ($875) and Martinez Valero ($130)


 white and yellow ruffled round wedding cake with roses rosettes ruffled wedding cake 


Let’s not this perfect going away dress from Nordstom:



Remember, ruffles can add a very romantic and classic touch to your wedding if they are not overdone.  Enjoy and embrace the romance of ruffles!