Friday, October 29, 2010

And the # 1 Wedding Dress from the Big Screen Goes to...

the fabulous wedding dresses in Coming to America-The Movie!! Ok, I know its not just one dress featured in the movie - but I couldn't choose! The sexy gold wedding dress with the infinity train (lol) vs. the pretty in pink barbie doll dress were like a fairytale come true, at least for a lil black girl in Chicago. To see two BEAUTIFUL black women having gorgeous royal weddings - in a African inspired way- was indescribable! See what I mean?

So these two dresses are my ALL time favorites of the big screen! Hope you enjoyed my favorites list!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

And who could forget Madonna's version of the wedding dress

Hands- down one of the most iconic wedding dress ever! It started so many trends, and sparked the imagination of many little fashionistas. I can remember begging my mom to let me be Madonna for Halloween. lol.

One sentence best describes it: Why wait for the honeymoon to wear lingerie when you can just wear it at the wedding!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jamie marries Fancy....

Favorite Wedding Dress # 3

Unlike Jessie and Angie, Jamie & Fancy weren't instantly attracted to each other, at least fancuy wasn't feeling Jamie. Eventually, after 5 years, they fell in love and got married. Fancy, played by the elegant Garcelle Beauvais wore a dress that I think really fit within the whole 90s era, but its so bad I think anybody with the grace and body can pull this look off. The dress was ultra SEXY, with a very dramatic low cut back and scooped out sides. But I can tell you what made me swoon was the amazing open yarnwork? that is attached to the dress. HOTNESS!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jessie and Angie say I Do...

Favorite Wedding Dress # 4) Angies Wedding from All My Children!

When I heard this wedding was actually happening on the big screen, I actually dvr'd the episode and I'm not even a big soap opera fan! I was only 3, when Angie & Jessie first hooked up, but I do remember watching it in my later years. Fans across the globe were dying to see this couple tie the knot after, like 20 years apart! So it was a major event to sit with my family and watch Angie & Jessie get married. And it was an event not soon to be forgotten - Did you check that dress? Yes ma'am it was hot one, being worn by a hot lady (Debbi Morgan is 52 yrs young baby!!) Luke and Laura eat your heart out!

Monday, October 25, 2010

27 Dresses

and then there were 5!

This weekend, I finally saw the movie 27 dresses and I had a ball laughing at those absolutely hideous dresses. But it inspired me to blog about my favorite wedding dresses. So without further adieu, today begins the countdown for my top five favorite wedding dresses as seen in motion pictures or t.v.


#5) Disney's Parent Trap

I know this is one of the most un-likely of movies when you think about wedding dresses but I remember when i saw it for the first time in 1998, my second year of art school and my first year as a fashion student. I instantly fell in love with the dress because it was clean, simple and just beautiful as most Vera Wang dresses are. And the very, best part to me was the awesome, top hat and veil! Kudos :-)

Scene Starts at 1:30

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My sweet baby!

Although this song is far from a "traditional" wedding song- I still think it would be a great one to use as a first dance song for a artsy farsty couple :-) The video makes me think of my hubby and I, because we met as young kids and although he is a professional musician, he always jokes that I am the true rockstar of the family! lol.

Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Seattle/Texas bride with Vision...

You know I love , because I get to meet some very creative brides with vision who are so trusting to have a complete stranger to create something for their wedding day! has been a God-send for a lot of artisans all over the globe- so thanks to them as well :-)

To close off my wedding season for 2010, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to create the flowers for a lovely bride named Angela. I can honestly say I so anxious to see her wedding pics. She is going to have a FABULOUSLY creative wedding - from her unique Wai-Ching wedding dress, to the handpainted bridal bouquet I created for her. In all, I created 11 bouquets, 5 corsages and 14 bouts for the men.

Here are some pics I sent her of her products before they were shipped to the Lone Star State. I really enjoyed making these for her, and I hope to do more bouquets similiar to these in the near future.

Over a simple pizza dinner ...

my husband I, had great conversation with a friend about marriage last night. He said something that was really simple, and yet really profound- marriage should be like your relationship with God, its a DAILY walk. Something you actively chose/do/think/become everyday for the rest of your life. I love it! :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If you like it, then you should put a ring on HIM?!

I just read an article about the newest trend, in weddings : the mens engagement ring! Ladies, Would you ever consider putting a ring on him- why or why not?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding season coming to an end...

I finished my last bridal order for the year, this past weekend. YAY!!!! This year, as with the first two, I was fortunate to work with some great clients who were both easy going and creative people, who really allowed me to do my thing - So I couldn't have asked for anything more!

So now, that the year is coming to a close - I can blog more now ( aka share my two cents lol ) and introduce you to some of my industry pals from Chicago, as well as my extended creative family. I'll also share more professional pis of the weddings I worked on this year, along with anything else that is hip, cool and wedding & love related! Stay tuned dearies :-)

For All The Single Ladies...

He's out there ladies! Don't get discouraged, focus on you and believe God will bless you with that One to love you :-)