26 May

Wedding Dress Wednesday :: Postponed

As you can tell, the last few weeks, the blog has been abandoned. Nothing personal, I am just beyond busy. Which is a good thing! Once I catch up on my summer events and laundry list of tasks, I will be back! Enjoy your Wednesday! I hope you are having a spot of sun, apparently, Portland is still in winter. Sigh.

05 May

Wedding Dress Wednesday :: Dual Line Designers

The names of Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier epitomizes the world of wedding dress designers. Among other designers, these elite couturiers created a line of bridal gowns offered at more reasonable price points. Need the name? Look no further for wedding dresses designers that offer a second line of dresses that still carry hallmark design traits and the high standards of the primary dress line.

{Jim Hjelm + Blush} Known for luxurious fabrics, flattering silhouettes and trademark craftsmanship and dresses start at $2500. Blush dresses are all under $1500. {Jim Hjelm; Blush; Blush}

{Watters + Wtoo} A Watters bride is fresh and sophisticated. While Watters gowns start at $1500, the Wtoo line are around $1000. {Watters; Wtoo; Wtoo}

{Monique Lhuiller + Bliss} Fashionable and elite, this designer stormed the wedding dress market in 1999. Her dresses are for the modern feminine bride. Dresses start at $3000. Bliss is the classic yet-affordable dress line from Monique. Dresses are less than $3500. {Monique Lhuillier; Bliss; Bliss}

{Enzo Ani + Blue} Modern embellishments paired with traditional silhouettes makes Enzo Ani a classic designer. Continually pushing past the threshold of wedding fashion. Gowns start at $1500. While the Blue line offers brides deliciously designed dresses without compromising quality for all under $1500. {EnzoAni; Blue; Blue}

In addition to these lines, Vera is joining forces with David’s Bridal and creating a line of wedding gowns ranging in price of $600-1500. This is an extraordinary opportunity for brides to wear Vera on their day without spending $4-25K tag. The dress line is expected to hit stores around Spring 2011.

05 May

Celebrations :: Cinco de Mayo 2010

¬°Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy the festivities as we celebrate the Batalla de Puebla. See you later for our regularly scheduled Wedding Dress Wednesday.

Kevin and I having a margarita morning in Puerto Vallarta.

{One Year Ago: Happy Cinco de Mayo}Also check out a few refreshing {Margarita recipes}

28 Apr

Wedding Dress Wednesday :: Bridal Fashion Week

This is a continuation from a previous WWD post. Bridal Fashion week has come and gone, but the dresses are here to stay (fingers crossed). Here are a few from this epic annual event.

Creative and artistic designs made their way to the stage {Marchesa}

Classic silhouettes and fabrics graced fashion show guests {Christos}

Unique fabric embellishments and hemlines were also found in this year’s Bridal Fashion Week {Douglas Hannant}

22 Apr

Real Wedding :: Angie + Bretzky

Angie and Bretzky decided to bypass the financial burden of having a huge and expansive wedding and just get hitched. Plain and simple. With a new arrival on the way, Angie did not have time to worry about the details. Enter ::Luxe Affairs:: Having a wedding coordinator kept the couple on target for their budget and gave guidance to couple during the fast paced three week planning period. The result? A wedding that was uniquely theirs and right on budget.

Location: Miami, Florida (backyard)
Colors: Goldenrod, Cobalt and Ivory
Theme: Spanish Rustic with touches of vintage
Budget: $2000


Two tiered cake bedecked with navy ribbon held down the candy bar. Apothecary jars filled with ivory sweets gave guests a boost of sugar for the dancing to come. {Sweet Cakes}. Sweeping goldenrod linens dolled up the sweet station {Hitched event Rentals}.


Focus on what is important to you and your partner. Surround yourselves with the ones you love and the day couldn’t be more happier.


Smooch! A silk strapless silhouette from {David’s Bridal} stretched the dollar to areas of greater importance.


DIY Details

Fino Wino: Customize your wine bottles with wine labels (a la Wedding Chicks).

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Patches of moss and rocks flanked the guest book and escort card station. Warm amber tea lights flickered throughout the night.

Paper Products: Off white paper pom poms and lanterns were strung on the trees surrounding

Top Cake: A quick ship (4 days!) for customized {Naked Peggies} adorned the top of the wedded confection.

Bucket of Brews: Rustic copper tin of beverages chilling before the ceremony.


Posh pintuck linens in cobalt blue from {Hitched event Rentals} dazzle the dining area. Chivari chairs were in the budget due to the small guest list. In addition, chivaris in black tends to be the most affordable color.

Clean Cloak: Minimal ivory fabric draping around the tent created a more intimate and finished space. It also hides the hideous metal pipes.


Bright Light: A rustic chandelier added a classy addition to the outdoor space. Bringing elements from the indoors to the outside space helps elevates the space by adding warmth.

Duel Dresses: A quick change from the structured silky strapless dress into a flowy one-shouldered goddess gown will helped the bride get ready for a easy, breezy celebration mode. Angie was able to find a bargain at Macy’s. What¬† a great shopper!

Remember to savor the moments with your love. The day will melt away as quickly as it came, so taking a few alone will help keep you two conscious of the moment so it doesn’t disappear.

Thank you A + B for sharing your day with us. It was intimate and personable and truly an event! Share your event with Prost (email: prosttothehost@gmail.com).