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Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose

Remember when I was writing about Lela Rose dresses and mentioned that she is creating a new line of bridal shoes for Payless? Exciting news - I have a sneak peek for you! The five styles you see below are only half of the shoes that will be offered, and the line will also include clutches and shoes for little girls.




There will be some limitations, but most of the shoes can be hand-dyed in one of these 64 beautiful colors:
The line will be available next month, so keep checking at your local store and on the Unforgettable Moments website. Happy shopping!

Part Two: Real Weddings - Nashville, TN

Welcome back for part two of Patrick and Sabrina's wedding - all the details! I really like how the two colors in the bouquets tie the entire color scheme together. And we all know I am a fan of green linens...
The monogram on the table numbers is beautiful and you can never go wrong with candlelight.
The boys enjoyed some cigars, but note the drink that the guy in the middle is holding. It's in a mason jar!An exit surrounded by bubbles...
Thank you so much for sharing this wedding, Zach and Jody! You can head over to their website and blog to see more of their beautiful work. If you're a photographer or a bride interested in submitting a wedding to be published on With This Ring, just send me an email!

Real Wedding - Nashville, TN

I have a beautiful wedding to share with you today from the talented Zach and Jody of Gray Photography. The wedding took place at the Belle Meade Plantation in TN and the couple used the talents of Alice Hendry to pull it all together.I always love a really good dress shot. The dress just carries so much emotion with it, there is something so sentimental about seeing it hanging all by itself.I know a lot of you struggle with putting the boys in tan suits - what will the girls wear? What ties coordinate well? As you'll see in later pictures, the bridesmaids in this wedding wore blue and the boys green ties coordinated perfectly with their suits.And how sweet is this little flower girl? I love the bow in the back of her dress...

Check back in this afternoon for more pics of Patrick and Sabrina's wedding!

Love This Dress

It might be safe to say that (to me, of course) this is one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen. This wedding was shot in Finland, in a national park no less, by the amazingly talented Susan Stripling.
I just can't get over all the lace, the ruffles, so much detail yet it's still so simple. I am probably lucky I didn't come across anything like this while I was dress shopping because it's highly likely I would have taken a second mortgage on the condo to have it. Look at that train!
You can see many more amazing photos of the dress and the wedding on Susan's blog.

Lovely...

I love the way that all the new jcrew weddings photos are styled, they make me feel like spring is just around the corner (even though I know it most definitely is not!) I also really love the black and white floor...
I looked for quite awhile for a similar black and white dance floor for our wedding but the few that I did find just weren't in our budget. Among the many sticker shocks of wedding planning, I had no idea that floors could be so expensive. But when you add in the cost of delivery and installation it gets up there!
I am also loving the look of the multiple strands of long pearls with the dress above, and the feathery broach on the dress below. As always, well done jcrew.

Real Simple Weddings - Giveaway!

The brilliant editors at Real Simple have once again created the Real Simple Wedding Guide, updated for 2009. I was able to look through it this week and am happy to report that much like the regular magazine, it's simply full of inspiration and great organizational ideas. There are beautiful images and worksheets galore, not to mention creative menu ideas and suggestions for accessories. Whether you're at the beginning stages of planning or right in the thick of it, this will quite literally guide you through it all.

You can get your own guide at Crate & Barrel, or you can leave a comment below for a chance to win one for free! The very nice folks at Real Simple have offered up one Real Simple Wedding Guide for me to giveaway to a randomly choosen winner. The contest will be open from now until 11:59PM CST on Thursday, January 29th. I will announce the winner on Friday morning. For this contest I'll try and make things slightly more interesting - to enter, leave a comment on this post and let me know on average how many blogs you read in a day (wedding or otherwise). Good luck!

Karrie Pyke Designs

When I featured the green and gray inspiration board last week I was contacted by Karrie, the lovely bride in the picture that I used from Style Me Pretty. If you haven't followed the link to Karrie and Brian's wedding do so now, it's simply wonderful! I am obviously a huge fan of her color choices but also love that they incorporated silhouettes. It turns out that Karrie owns a design firm and was responsible for creating all the paper goods for her wedding! She was nice enough to pass along these images of her wedding stationery as well as some others in the same color scheme, which I will share next week.You can see more of her work here and come back next week to see more of her designs. Thanks, Karrie!

Part Two: Real Wedding - Oahu

Welcome back to the second part of Amanda and Anthony's wedding on the warm island of Oahu. All of the photos in this post were generously provided by Heather of One Love Photo.
Such a simple but lovely bouquet, I love all of the wispy flowers. And you can't get a better background for a cake - the ocean!
The reception involved several different tents, all decorated with lovely crystals and hanging flowers.
You can see a close-up of some of the decor here:
A really great idea for dressing up a tent, it's very feminine but still very romantic.
You can see more pictures of Amanda and Anthony's wedding here and here on Heather's blog. Thanks so much for sharing, Heather! If you're either a bride or a photographer interested in submitting your real wedding, please just shoot me an email.

Real Wedding - Oahu

I am in need of some warm weather thoughts so I know at least some of you must be in the same boat. Heather from One Love Photo was nice enough to send over this wedding that she shot a few months ago in Hawaii...swoon. What I would give to be in Hawaii right now! Amanda and Anthony actually live in Seattle but Amanda is from Oahu and her family still lives there, what better reason does one need to have a wedding on an island?
The church was absolutely gorgeous and was followed by an outdoor reception under multiple tents.
I love how all of these images seem so bright and cheerful (and, shockingly enough, I love the vibrant greens). I really enjoy the little guy in the foreground of this picture, looking on at the wedding party...
The tree in this image really struck me - so beautiful. Come back this afternoon for some more cozy warm pictures of Amanda and Anthony's wedding!

My Friend Roze

While Roze was attending the Parsons School of Design for sculpture, she simultaneously found a love of jewelry making from her Aunt. After creating her designs as a hobby she has opened up an etsy shop and now offers some really unique and beautiful pieces. I love the colors of the necklace above, but I think that this one might be my favorite:
This ring could make a really unique bridesmaids gift, and since you can pick the stone to include it could also easily suffice as "something blue."
Roze is also making pendants that are cast out of popped bubble wrap - so creative! Check out her etsy shop to see all of her unique offerings.

Green and Gray

Ever since I saw this table setting from Eddie Ross, the combination of green and gray has officially become my new favorite color palette. You could easily use lighter shades of the colors for spring and darken them up for a fall wedding. If I only would have thought of this a year ago things at our wedding could have been quite different! (Can you hear Brad banging his head against the wall in the background?) I have always loved the colors of succulents and this palette would be a perfect way to infuse them all throughout your wedding. And naturally, the lovely Kathryn has already thought of this color scheme and come up with a wonderful inspiration board of her own to illustrate it. Also, I love that gray bridesmaids dress in the second row. At only $170 they are affordable for sure and definitely something that could be worn again and again.

{Row 1: Cake from The Cake Girls; Couple via Style Me Pretty; Love Pillow. Row 2: Invitation suite from Gryphon Stationers; Bouquet from MS Weddings; Dress from jcrew; Succulents from MS Weddings. Row 3: Shoes from The Bride's Cafe; Car from Bobbi Rice via Snippet and Ink; Candles from Jennifer Davis via The Bride's Cafe}

Real Wedding - Sunriver, Oregon

I know that this wedding has made the rounds in the blogging world, but I adore it so much that I couldn't resist posting it again here. It was originally published in Martha Stewart Weddings a few years ago but I think it's easy to agree that the simple details are timeless.
The bride and groom packaged their attendant's gifts in these adorable handmade wool sacks. The bridesmaids were given plaid blankets and the groomsmen warm leather slipper (which obviously came in handy a little later on).
Case in point, the bride wrapped up in one of the blankets...
These centerpieces are just beautiful, I love the rustic feel of it all:
And the dessert table! The main cake was a tiramisu flavor and the rest of the table included chocolate sour-cream pound cake with raspberry filling and chocolate ganache frosting, miniature cupcakes with apricot filling and topping, and a round layered spice cake with cream-cheese frosting.
Instead of a guest book they pre-addressed post cards to themselves and had guests write messages to the couple. A friend apparently mailed them after the wedding so that the couple returned home from their honeymoon to a mailbox full of well wishes. Such a cute idea!