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Real Wedding: Amy Wong Micucci

Remember when I showed you the gorgeous designs of Swoon dresses a few weeks ago? Well, I am excited to now show you the wedding of Amy Wong Micucci, who just happens to be the owner and designer of Swoon. Amy and her husband were married in a beautiful outdoor event with so many personal touches. All the images are courtesy of Michelle Pattee and the remainder of the vendors are listed below!

Venue: Olive Oaks
Wedding Coordinator: Kimm Yee, KIM Creates
Caterer: Elaine Bell
Flowers: Hunt Littlefield
Invitations: Dauphine Press
Cupcakes: That Takes the Cake
Lighting: Got Light?
DJ: Denon and Doyle
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaids Dresses: By Amy herself

Real Wedding Video: Laguna Beach, California

Matt Jensen and his team at FortyOneTwenty have been creating commercial video work for several years, and now (lucky for us) they're expanding into the wedding industry. After you watch Blair & Erin's gorgeous wedding video you can head to FortyOneTwenty's blog to read more about their wedding. Thanks for sharing, Matt!

Its that time of year...

Vané is starting up her annual holiday card swap over at Brooklyn Bride! The instructions are listed above, but you can also head to her blog to read all about it (there is a new addition this year so check it out). Its really fun - if you have the time play along, you really should!

Quick Palette: Blue and Yellow

Another one of my new favorite combinations! A light gray mixed in with the palette definitely helps to soften the hues up even further. Have a nice weekend! {From Room & Board via Ohdeedoh}

Hazel & Harlow

Hazel and Harlow has a variety of beautiful hand carved jewelry, with price ranges to fit any budget! Wouldn't some of the delicate pendants make beautiful bridesmaids gifts? I would even be happy to accept one from Santa (hint, hint)! What do you think?

New Jcrew Dresses

Once again, jcrew has some beautiful new bridal and bridesmaid dresses. I am loving the belt on the upper left dress and the flower on the one below!

And these bridesmaids dresses are beyond adorable. Isn't the patterned one lovely?

Inspiration Board: Yellow, Gray and Blue

A few weeks ago I got an email from a reader, requesting help with her inspiration board. Her primary colors will be yellow and gray but she also wanted to incorporate pops of blue. I would have never thought of this combo myself but I really like it! What do you think?

{Ring Pillow from Bklyn Pillow, Gray dress from jcrew, Yellow dress from Swoon, Flowers from Paloma Images via Southern Weddings, Groomsmen from Julie Afflerbaugh Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake from Joy Thigpen via Oncewed, Shoes from Patricia Lyons, Bouquet from One Love Photo, Couple from Our Labor of Love via Oncewed}

Sponsored Post: OneWed & Dessy/Pantone Style Boards

One of our fabulous sponsors, OneWed is hosting a style board contest for a chance to win $500 worth of Dessy Accessories! Dessy has partnered with Pantone, the global authority on color, to create an amazing new tool for brides-to-be. We all have an idea of what our dream wedding looks like, and now you can create your very own Style Boards to help match your wedding colors and visualize the overall vibe!

You can head over to OneWed's blog, the Savvy Scoop to read all of the details, but the gist of the contest is listed below. Good luck!

1. Create a style board with your wedding colors on the Dessy website!

2. Share your inspiration board: Click "Share Board", and email submissions to with the link to your fab board

3. Have all submissions in by Sunday, Nov. 29th

Casting Call!

I got an email this week from a casting director of a new online show, and they are looking for unique engagement stories. The details are below!

"Do you or your friends/parents have a romantic, amazing, silly, funny, or creative proposal story? Stick Figure Productions and AOL are looking for couples (ALL AGES) to share their unique story for a new series. We would LOVE to hear your romantic tale! If you are in NYC or the surrounding area and would like the opportunity to share your unique story on camera please send a brief summary along with a photo and your contact information (name, age, location, years married, and phone number) to

If you do submit a proposal story, be sure to mention that you heard about it on With This Ring!

Quick Palette: Aqua and Red

I love this photo from Tigers to Lilies, found via The Sweetest Occasion. Those adorable sweet pea arrangements are clustered in vintage tea tins. Such a good idea and a great keepsake to have after the wedding!

Balsa Wood & Coral Bouquet

Did you see this beautiful bouquet on 100 Layer Cake? The entire wedding is actually lovely but I've yet to get over the bouquet. I would have never guessed what it was made out of! It was created by the talented Krislyn and the photos are courtesy of Gia Canali. Head over to 100 Layer Cake to see the rest of the pictures!

Claudia Griffiths Giveaway

My apologies for the delay on announcing the winner to the Claudia Griffiths Giveaway! The randomly generated winner is Katie, who said "Yay! This is adorable. I'm not planning on wearing a veil (of any kind) and this is exactly what I've got in mind to wear on my head instead!" Congratulations, Katie! I hope that the headband will work out perfectly for you. Send me an email with your contact information and I will make sure it is in the mail!

And for everyone else, stay tuned - I will be announcing the Minted winners on Monday!

Real Wedding Video: Galloway, New Jersey

I am always a fan of a well made wedding video, and Nicole & Michael's is certainly no exception. Shot by the talented Absolute Media Productions, the ceremony took place at St. Thomas Church in Brigantine, NJ and the reception was held at The Carriage House in Galloway, NJ. You can see more pictures from the wedding at photographer Paula Cella's website!

Bella Figura Sale

Bella Figura is having an election day sale today (my apologies for the late notice)! If you take a picture of yourself voting, you will receive 25 free invitation sets when you buy 75 during the month of November. More incentive to get out there and cast your ballot!

Swoon Dresses

I absolutely love these dresses from Swoon! Designer Amy Wong Micucci set out to create a line of bridesmaid dresses that didn't feel like the standards we're all so used to seeing, and she definitely succeeded. And the best part? All of the dresses are under $300, with most in the $250 range (and several under $200). They're affordable and beautiful, and certainly something that can be worn after the wedding. Bridesmaid or not, I would certainly wear any of these to a wedding!

Sneak Peek...

Here is an early look at the Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings - their first ever destination & honeymoon issue! The magazine will feature dresses that travel well, and a variety of both exotic and US destinations.

Also, MS Weddings is hosting a free online wedding expo! Here are the details in case you're interested:

Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2009Attend the first FREE national digital Luxury Wedding Expo presented by Martha Stewart Weddings to chat with renowned experts for creative ideas and tips, while browsing booths from vendors like Lela Rose and Anne Barge to find the perfect gown and bridesmaid dresses – all without leaving home. Visit

Real Wedding: Chicago, IL

Today I have another beautiful Chicago wedding to share with you from Andrew Collings. The couple got ready for the day at the beautiful Drake hotel downtown and continued to the Hindsdale Golf Club for the ceremony and reception. The gorgeous flowers were created by the ever talented Blumen (I am particularly loving the aisle decor)! The rest of the vendors are listed below:

Hinsdale Golf Club Manager: Jim Kravcik
DJ: StyleMatters, Spencer Lokken, 773.301.6110; Duke Shin, 312.286.7375
Trio for Ceremony & Cocktail Hour: Amarante Ensembles, Karl Rzasa, 773.733.6895
Cake: Kirstin’s Bakery, 630.655.2066
Officiant: Reverend Roger Brewin
Bus: Rockford Charter Coach LLC 800.332.0906; 815.387.9122 S
Sedan and Bus: Base Inc. 800.472.1115
Make Up: Rodney M. Ross 773.440.0803
Hair: Mario Tricoci (Nicole)