Naked Cakes

Recently, we have noticed a huge trend amongst wedding cakes. Naked cakes! The next big thing. These cakes show individual layers without the icing layer on top. These charming cakes add a rustic and natural touch to your wedding. Add some flowers, berries, or a personalized cake topper to customize your take to fit your wedding. We’re sold! Are you?

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{Top Row Left:Mint Photography via SMP, Right: Amy Arrington Photography via Ruffled, Middle Row Left: Etsy, Right:Laura Catherine Organic Photos via Wedding Sparrow, Bottom Row Left: Kate Grewal Photography via Magnolia Rouge, Right: Sharon Hearne Smith}

Cinco Powell: Customized Bridesmaids Gifts

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Started by Lobi Powell and Brooke Zimmerman in 2012, Cinco Powell offers a variety of unique and personalized accessories from key fobs to necklaces! Inspired by their love for fashion and self-expression through individuality, these luxurious (yet affordable) accessories make the perfect gifts for bridesmaids and family members. With dozens of design and color to choose from, the options are endless! Their products also feature designs by guest bloggers like Mrs. Lilien and Kelly in the City.

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We especially love the idea of gifting these customized tassel key chains to bridesmaids!

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Photos courtesy of: Cinco Powell

Wedding Cocktails 101 – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with mixology expert and founder of The Grand Bevy, Josh Rosenthal who serves up some great advice to designing your wedding bar.  From signature cocktail ideas to recipes you won’t want to miss, be sure to drink up all he shares this week!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Groom Style with Savile Row Society

Dear readers, we have a new and exciting website that we would love to share with you and your grooms! We all know how getting our guys to go shopping is like pulling teeth. Fortunately, Savile Row Society has solved our problems – well, some of them.

Savile Row Society is a virtual styling and shopping website that offers men a chance to work with a renown personal stylist to find the perfect custom suit. The site promises to “be the end of shopping as we know it” and will provide a suiting platform that is easy to use, efficient, and unique to their own personal style.

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They just simply create a style profile that will help match them to their very own personal stylist in NYC. Once they are matched with a stylist, they can then communicate on the phone, through the website, or in-person and make purchases based on their stylist’s recommendations. Once an order is placed, they will receive free delivery, make sure the products fit, and dress for the life they want.

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The website offers various designers like Cole Haan, Ben Sherman, Hook + Albert, Paul Evans, and Solid & Striped, in order to create the perfect casual or black-tie look. There are no order minimums or long-term commitments, so what are you waiting for? Tell your fiancé, brothers, friends, and fathers! Savile Row Society is the next best thing.

{Photos By: Savile Row Society }

Best Bridal Shoes

On your wedding day, your shoes are just as important as your dress. Even though guests might not be able to see them the whole time, style and comfort are essential. They are another way to show off your individuality as a bride. Plus, you can most definitely wear them again. It is a perfect excuse to raise your budget just a tiny bit for your dream wedding shoes.

We have put together a list of some of our favorite bridal shoes. Miu Miu, Valentino, Charlotte, Louis, and Louboutin. Gorgeous designer shoes that will make you look and feel your best on your special day!

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{Top Row Left: Taylor Lord Photography via SMP, Right:Karen Hill Photography via SMP, Middle Row Left:Ann & Kam Photography via MODwedding, Right: Justin Demutiis Photography via SMP, Bottom Row Left:Picotte Wedding Photography via SMP, Right:Orange Photographie via SMP}

Working with a Wedding Planner – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with celebrity event designer and wedding planner, Brian Worley from YourBASH! who dishes about working with a wedding planner, what they’ll do for you, how they can help and how to shop for the right one for you!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Valentine’s Inspired Wedding Details

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we just can’t get the idea of sweet little blush and heart-filled details out of our heads. Guests will swoon over (and surely snag) these straws adorned with glittery hearts and personalized sugar cookies. Brides can channel the love-filled holiday with romantic bouquets in various shades of pink and white or a tastefully done wedding cake.

For our grooms, proposing on Valentine’s day with a gorgeous heart shaped ring wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

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{Top Row Left: Kate Preftakes Photography via SMP, Right: Ruth Eileen Photography via SMP, Middle Row: Kay English Photography Bottom Row Left: Closer to Love Photography, Right: Heather Saunders Photography via The Knot}

“Proposing” to your Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

We’ve included unique ways to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in your wedding. And we couldn’t forget about the little ones! Here, we’ve provided some fun and adorable ideas to ask the cutest members of the bridal party to be a part of your special day. Send an one of these charming cards or really go all out and create a gift box filled with some wedding-themed toys and treats or one of these books perfect for the occasion!

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

{Top Row: Hennel Paper Co., Second Row Left: Lauren David Style, Right:Starboard Press, Third Row: GoodReads, Fourth Row: Unify, Bottom Row Left:Bride and True, Right: Decadent Designs}

How to Ask: “Will You Be My Groomsman?”

 Typically, our grooms tend to not be as into the whole aspect of wedding planning as we are. Whether this occurs voluntarily or involuntarily, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help our grooms get excited and involved – even if it is only about asking their friends to be groomsmen. For our less involved grooms, try some of these “bro-tastic” custom cards (we love the scratcher card). Other grooms may want to try goodie-filled gift boxes complete with cigars and whiskey. For the groom who really wants to go all out, suggest throwing a beer tasting party, where he and his future groomsmen can sip on some brewskis and celebrate.

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{Top Row: Inkling Paperie,  Second Row Left: Studio DIY, Right: Jenna Leigh Photography via Saffron Avenue, Third Row: Cute n’ Crafty, Fourth Row Left: Gateaux Inc. Right: Sugar Plum Sisters, Bottom Row: Etsy}

How to ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Choosing your bridesmaids is hard, it’s almost like choosing your top 8 friends on Myspace; for others, it’s a no-brainer. Unfortunately, we can’t pick your bridesmaids for you. But, we can help make it a little easier by providing some unique and utterly adorable ideas to ask your best gals to do the honors of being your bridesmaids on the big day. From customized cards to nostalgic paper dolls, these bridesmaid invites are the perfect way to make your top 8 feel as special as they actually are.

Will you be my bridesmaid

{Top Row: Inklings Paperie, Second Row Left: Caroline Joy Photography via SMP, Right: For the Maids, Third Row: Sarah and Bendrix, Fourth Row Left: Etsy, Right: Amanda Badgley Designs, Bottom Rows: Quiet Like Horse}

Los Angeles Trunk Show for Jim Hjelm Bridal

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It’s trunk show season for bridal designers which means brides-to-be get great savings, incentives, service and all the newest wedding dresses to try on at these fabulous in-store events!  If you live in the Los Angeles area then you’ve got to know about this upcoming trunk show  at the JLM Couture Flagship Boutique – for bridal designer Jim Hjelm!  From Feb 6th to the 8th you can try on the latest and greatest gowns from the collection – all with the help of the designer!  Make special dress modifications only available at trunk shows and let the designer personally help you find your picture perfect wedding dress.  Appointments are required and they do fill up fast so be sure to call JLM Couture to pick your time.  The deets:

Jim Hjelm Trunk Show

Feb. 6th-8th

JLM Couture Flagship Boutique

352 North Robertson Blvd

West Hollywood, CA

Appointments required, call (424) 249-3909