Pinning Pretty with Pinterest

Happy Friday, everyone! The ladies of Favorite Day have been on the road, which means that we’ve been slacking a bit in the content area. While you wait for our triumphant return you may want to check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration. We love Pinterest, and even when we’re away we do often find time to pin some pretty fabulous things.  Check out a few of our most recent finds.

1. Rent an ice cream food truck for a wedding? Yes please, with a cherry on top!

2. Re-purpose an old ladder and some scrap wood into a drink stand.

3. Tiny adorable pies on sticks.

4. This ridiculously fabulous dessert table.

5. DIY hanging heart seating chart, so clever and fun!

We’ll be back soon, we promise!

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Pretty Things: Short Wedding Dresses

Who says your wedding dress has to be full length?  Your grandma, that’s who.  I keed, I keed.  But really, it seems like the majority of brides choose to wear a long gown on their wedding day.  Perhaps they think that a short dress would be too casual, but in my opinion a knee or tea length dress can be just as elegant and formal as the poofiest floor length Cinderella ball gown.  Also, wearing a short dress is a great way to assert your individuality and really stand out among the crowd.  Check out the short dresses on the brides below.  I’ve chosen to showcase a variety of dress styles to show just how versatile this look can be.

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Clockwise from top left: Amandine and Arnaud, featured on Style Me Pretty; Laura and Omar, from Vinny D Photography; Kristin and Laura, from Kelly Prizel Photography; Anna and Tom, featured on London Bride

In the top left picture the bride wears a very simple, yet super classy (and super affordable!) knee length ball gown from Light in the Box.  You can check out the exact dress here.  The lovely bride in the top right is wearing a super fun and modern feather dress from bebe.   I don’t think that this exact dress is available anymore, but here’s something very similar.  It’s a bit hard to tell, but in the bottom left picture both ladies are sporting short dresses.  Kristin’s textured tea length dress is from Stephanie James Couture.  I believe this is the “Mrs Kennedy” dress.   Laura’s open back lace sheath is from Amy Kuschel.  This salon is based out of San Francisco, but it does look like they have retailers all over the US.  The bride on the lower right is wearing a vintage dress from the 1950s from Fur Coat No Knickers in London.  Going vintage can be a great way to save money on a dress.  However, it may require many hours sifting through vintage shops to find something that you not only love, but that’s also in your size.  If you’re looking for something vintage inspired check out Ruche.  In addition to their wide selection of bridal and bridesmaids dresses, they also have vintage inspired shoes and accessories at really reasonable prices.

If you want to see more pictures of these gorgeous ladies and their dresses you can check out the full galleries of each wedding by clicking the links in the picture caption.

One of the many benefits of wearing a short wedding dress is that you’ll have a chance to show off some fancy shoes.  I know that  lot of brides these days are picking brightly colored or otherwise fun shoes to wear under their gowns, but with long dresses they often remain hidden.  Be sure to click through the links below to see the full galleries of each wedding.

Or how about adding something a little more unexpected?  The ladies below chose to wear colored crinoline petticoats under their dresses.  Again, don’t forget to click on the links below to see the full galleries.

To see more pictures of short wedding dresses head on over to our Pinterest page, and don’t forget to follow us!

How do you feel about the short dress trend?  Would you ever considered wearing one?   Leave us a comment and let us know.

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Mood Board Monday: Tea Party

It’s finally spring and we’re back with more great party ideas!

I’ve been knocking around the idea for some sort of vintage tea party board for a while now, but my inspiration was a bit lacking.  Initially I had been shying away from the whole “Alice in Wonderland” theme as I thought it would be a bit too cliche, but then I came upon a post on Decor4All featuring an Alice  inspired Halloween party.  I really loved the way they  had incorporated the theme while still keeping with a muted color scheme.  The wheels started turning again and I came up with this.  I decided to stick with my initial vintage theme, but added  some fun Alice inspired details.

Tea Party 1. clock tablescape pic from here   2. vintage cake stand pic from here  3. Alice invite pic from here  4. cakes from Parisian Party 5. stacked cups pic found on Pinterest, but unfortunately the source link no longer works  6. croquet pic from here

The thing that I really love about this theme is that it is so versatile and can be easily modified to fit almost any party or occasion.  Take a look at this vintage eclectic Alice in Wonderland tea party found on the Nellie Bellie blog.  I love the way they’ve used playing cards as bunting.katiesbirthday_thumb

Or what about this sweet pink and blue tea party baby shower from Australian event stylist Kiss Me Kate.  I could also see this exact theme being lovely for a bridal shower or a first birthday party.alice baby

If Alice isn’t really your style you can check out this fabulous Queen of Hearts inspired wedding shoot by Adrienne Gunde Photography.queen

Do you have an idea for a theme event but just can’t figure out where to start?  Leave us a comment or send us an email and we’ll do the dirty work for you!

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Happy almost spring, everyone!

One million apologies for the severe lack of content lately, we promise that we’re still alive. Stay tuned, we’ve got some great things in the works!

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Mood Board Monday: Ombre Obsession

Ombré (pronounced ohm-bray, or ohm-brah if you want to talk in a fancy french accent) is a trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. What is ombré exactly? Basically, it’s just a gradual change in color. If you want to get all technical, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ombré as: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.

This theme is great if you are drawn to a particular color but can’t quite nail down a shade. With ombré you don’t have to choose, and since the colors are from the same family, there’s no need to worry about clashing.  My inspiration for this board came from the pic of the lovely bridesmaids in the upper left corner.  I’m not quite sure how they ended up as picture 4.  Poor planning on my part, I guess.  Regardless, the various shades of blue add depth and visual interest, while still coordinating beautifully.

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1. Cake from Bobbette & Belle 2. Statement necklace from Etsy 3. Blue bottles pic found here 4. Blue bridesmaids pic found here 5. Ombré escorts found here 6. Custom invitations from Etsy 7. Pinwheel bouquet from Etsy

The fabulous thing about ombré is that it can be done with any color, so the possibilities are limitless.  Are you looking for inspiration?  Head on over to the paint department in your local home improvement store and snag a few free paint sample cards.  You could even hand sample cards out to your bridesmaids to make their lives a bit easier when it comes to dress color selection.

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What do you think about this ombré craze?  Are you planning on utilizing this theme at your wedding or next party?  Leave us a comment and tell us all about your plans!

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