Newsflash: We Love Weddings.

Did you know? We love weddings.  We love gorgeous bouquets, place cards, people in love, vows, diamond rings, aisle runners, wedding dresses, ballrooms, tears of joy in everyone’s eyes, dance floor monograms, fake lashes, scrumptious wedding cake, country clubs, ring bearers, tuxedos, poetry, sunsets, centerpieces, proud parents, something borrowed, hors d’oeuvres, parasols, table linens, boutonnieres, hotels, ring pillows, and of course, brides and grooms.

We love weddings. If you need us, we’ll be here in the Design District making all of our couples’ weddings meaningful, and beautiful.

Be well, and love well.

-Dinah

The Wedding Movie of the Week! Classic Hollywood Musical – Funny Face

I’ve got the 1956 theater trailer below! How exciting! Audrey Hepburn outfitted by Givenchy in a movie set in Paris already is genius. Throw in Fred Astaire, amazing dance numbers* and the George Gershwin songs, and you have classic Hollywood musical magic.

Bon voyage! As they say in the trailer, you’re going to have a marvelous time!

-Dinah

*did you know Audrey Hepburn was a trained dancer before she started acting?

Wedding Dress Lesson: Who Needs An Inspiration Notebook?

Sometimes all our clippings, idea boards and swatches can seem like our most important possessions. But in fact, the heart and soul of your wedding is not among your bookmarks, pins, or inspiration notebooks.  My wedding dress was made by a creative, talented woman who basically took the ideas right out of my head. She asked me to pull some photos from magazines, and boy did I! I had a thick reference file all set to go. But at the airport, waiting for my plane to fly home to Chicago to meet her, I realized my treasured idea binder was on my vanity.

My airport wedding dress inspiration photos, and my first fabric swatch.

My airport wedding dress inspiration photos, and my first fabric swatch.

I had to start over. I hit the airport newsstand and picked up whatever random bridal mag they had, and started sorting through ideas on the plane. I found myself drawn to a dresses i never would have pulled out a week before- covered with ruffles? touch of color? I went with it it and told Julia my designer who ran with it. I got a tailored top with gorgeous ruffled skirt covered in hydrangea blossoms.  I don’t know what my dress would have looked like if I had brought the “right” pictures. All I know is that even without my precious design notebook, I knew myself and I trusted the person I hired. And I can’t imagine having worn anything else.

The beautiful final product

The beautiful final product