Juliette Hogan

posted by on 11.28.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

Juliette Hogan Bridesmaid – $499 and up

I love these dresses from this New Zealand designer.  Such a lovely neutral color palette too!

Clockwise from left {posey dress, trapeze dress, diana dress + annie dress}


Winifred Bean: Kickstarter!

posted by on 09.11.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

This past month I was able to work on a project I’m really excited about.  My good friend Angela has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to grow her small business, Winifred Bean, a line of wedding dresses for creative brides.  Another cool thing, I edited the above video for her campaign! (shot by Justin Reid)

I wish Winifred Bean existed when I was wedding dress shopping.  I loved my dress and I feel like I’m cheating on it a little when I say this, but I just adore the simple, cool, chic gowns from Winifred Bean.  I mean, just look:

You can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the dresses until you find something that fits your style.

The funds from Kickstarter will help Angela take the line to the International Bridal Market in NYC this October, where they will be exposed to stores and brides across the US and around the world.  The money raised will also go towards developing a second set of samples so that while the dresses are off at market and trunk shows, she can still hold private appointments out of her home.

Angela became a new mom last year after her first collection was complete. This is her peanut, Julianne!

I believe in Angela and her little dream. I’m so happy to help get her small business off the ground.

Please help support creative independent talent; no donation is too small.  If she doesn’t reach her goal by October 9th, she gets nothing, so spread the good word and share with all the wonderful people you know!




Winifred Bean Weekly Wedding Looks

posted by on 07.26.2012, under DIY, Fashion, Weddings

I love the weekly wedding looks from the Winifred Bean girls.  Every week they invite someone to pull together a look for their gorgeous wedding dress line and this week they’ve featured my look!

I styled the Vintage Inspired Winifred Bean Dress, which is actually the Audrey Blouse and Descending Silk Skirt (I love that it’s a skirt.)

It’s so elegant and chic and I didn’t think it needed much accessorizing.  The shoes are a glitter DIY from Could I Have That and I adore that tiny Catbird ring.

Here are some more of my favorite weekly wedding looks from Winifred Bean:

Look by Catbird


Look by The English Department

Look by Plum Tree Wedding




Winifred Bean + Oatmeal Lace Clutch Giveaway!

posted by on 07.11.2012, under Weddings

I SCOURED the internet looking for a handmade clutch for my wedding.  I’d spend hours looking every week, never finding the perfect one.

Well you brides of today are in luck because our friends over at Winifred Bean are having a custom handmade clutch giveaway sponsored by Oatmeal Lace!

This lovely clutch is one of a kind – look how pretty.  AND it’s designed by Winifred Bean!

Click here to find out how to enter.

Have fun and good luck!



4 years ago

posted by on 05.24.2012, under Love

4 years ago Pat proposed to me right here!  Today, I have a cold, so after he made me some tea and toast, I crawled out of bed and we hugged in this spot to reminisce.

Back then, we were building our house and this fireplace was just a pile of stones.  We were holding hands as we imagined what our first house was going to be like when he got down on one knee.

We were engaged for about 10 minutes when we took this picture.  Then we ran out to buy our first champagne glasses.

(I accidentally deleted my entire photo library in 2009, so this picture of a picture will have to do.)



Joy and James

posted by on 04.24.2012, under Love, Weddings

It’s been about a week and I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but I wanted to congratulate my sister Joy and her fiancé James on their engagement with this funny picture I took upstate last week.  This adorable poem reminded me of them.

Love you guys!  So excited for you!




posted by on 11.26.2011, under Apt/Home, Weddings, You're Welcome.

I adore these ceramic garlands by OUI, a collection of simple, thoughtful products made by Angela Hodgkinson.

All ceramic products are one-of-a-kind and made by hand.

They would make amazing wedding garlands, lovely home décor or unique Christmas gifts.  She also has a beautiful collection of scented soy candles + ceramic candles.

Show some love for Small Business Saturday 🙂





Untamed Petals

posted by on 08.09.2011, under Weddings


100 layer cake has a new Pop-Up shop for you today, featuring Untamed Petals.

This time last year, one of my favorite things to do when I should have been working was shop for wedding head gear.  Although sometimes they were more fun to look at than actually buy.  $300 + ?  Yeah …

I love LOVE love the Untamed Petals halo headband I found for my own wedding and yes, I still wear it.  My lady Angie of Winifred Bean has even recommended them as one of her favorite headpiece designers in the past.

Amanda from Untamed loves everything romantic, chic + sparkly and she handcrafts each piece just for you.  Usually really affordable, today they are BEYOND.

Some favorites:

Double Poppy Headband // $72.50 // reg $145

Wild Silk Chiffon Dahlia // $82.50 // reg. $165

Encrusted Leaf Clip // $82.50 // reg. $165

Sale ends on Aug 12, so even if you’re not engaged you should just get them for some sparkle.

See the full collection over at UntamedPetals.com


Glitter + Pearls

posted by on 08.04.2011, under Fashion, Weddings

I’m so excited to find that my little sister was featured once again! This time, Lexi of Glitter + Pearls wrote a charming post about the vintage gloves which adorned Noelle at her wedding.

Before the big day, Noelle dropped not-so-subtle hints that she wanted lacy, fingerless gloves. I found this gorgeous set at the lovely Esty shop,  A Brides Eye View. The shop owner, Pat, is so sweet and aims to make treasures for a bride that are chic + classic yet reasonably priced.

Noelle loved this darling pair, of course! If you or someone you know is getting hitched, I highly recommend a visit to Pat’s quality shop.


Congratulations Di + Joey!

posted by on 08.02.2011, under Weddings

If someone told me in 10th grade that my best friend would be my sister someday, I’d have freaked out right there in the cafeteria.

Well, someday is here – my brother-in-law met my best friend from high school at our wedding last November and now they’re getting hitched!  I’m obviously taking full credit for this and am very excited to have another wedding to help plan.

Congratulations!  We love you!

{image via my pinterest boards}

xo Noelle