Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl Wedding Dress

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We had to post this picture as soon as we saw it. Leave it to Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively's Gossip Girl character) to wear 2013's latest trend in wedding dresses – gold & white.  This fabulous Georges Chakra Couture strapless gown with a low back is all a-glitter on top and then explodes into a white tulle bottom.  It really is so Serena!

There are not yet many affordable gold and white ball gown style wedding dresses available but we are all over this trend so keep checking back as we discover options for you to “get the look.”

We are thinking a full out white and gold wedding theme replete with gorgeous white and gold wedding invitations, party decor, and wedding cake.

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After Six Classic Tuxedo Now 25% OFF

Classic TuxedoWe just received word from Dessy that from now until October 15th they are offering 25% off their After Six classic  two-button notch tuxedo.  This brings the price down from $275.00 to just over $200.00, including shipping.  Even without this amazing sale we already wax and waned about the importance and value of tux ownership

The details:

  • Made from Italian designed super fine Merino wool.
  • Interior piping designed with the After Six signature ‘Bow-tie & Hourglass 1903' print.
  • Plain front pants are shipped with unfinished hems. Sizes 38 to 52, Regular, Short and Long.
  • Jacket and pants can be ordered separately making for easy fit and alteration.
  • Returns and exchanges on this item accepted within 30 days of purchase (no alterations, please.)
Use coupon code GTUX1015 at checkout for 25% off through October 15, 2012..

Additionally, Dessy is offering 15% off on After Six's formal accessories including tuxedo shirts, ties, vests, pocket squares, cufflinks, and even flip flops and flasks. Use code GACC1015(The fine print – orders must exceed $50.00)

If you are in the throes of wedding planning or hosting or attending a formal occasion anytime in the next year or so (think ahead to holidays parties, proms, and fundraisers!), now really is the time to buy.  Take full advantage of this sale. Remember shipping is free, too!

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Must Have Hair Accessory – Realistic Orchid Hairpin

Orchid Hair PinsThis weekend was dedicated to finding the perfect luau theme cocktail party dress.  No easy task considering the the stores are now featuring their fall lines – resort wear has not yet been released and summer dresses have been banished  from showroom floors.

Jessica Simpson Bansi Platform Sandal

Bright purple platform sandals as cute as they are comfortable!

Did we find the perfect dress?  Not quite perfect but we settled for a flouncy orange and purple baby doll dress that can be paired with some fun lilac strappy sandals, dangling earrings and the piece de resistance, this lovely realistic orchid hairpin to tie the entire look together.  Izzy will wear her hair in a beach wavy style and slide the orchid just behind her ear.  Now that's what we call Party Pretty!

Oddly enough, we had an even more difficult time finding the perfect hair accessory than the dress itself.  There are lots and lots of flower hair clips available, but most are fake and cheesy looking.  They usually are either too small or too large and don't fit comfortably.  These orchid hair pins are both priced right and fit well.

This orchid hairpin is also the perfect hair accessory for a summer casual or destination wedding,  as a beautiful accessory to a beach or surf theme party or even an upscale costume party since island theme costumes can easily straddle the fine  line between elegant and sexy.  It is always fun to find an accessory that is not only pretty but can be worn over and over in many different contexts –  we will definitely be adding this hair piece to our must own accessory list.

 

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Our Favorite Flower Girl Gift

 Flower Girl Dress FL4001    Dessy Girl Matching Doll Dress: DOL401

Our Favorite Flower Girl Gift

Are you a bride or groom looking for the perfect gift to give your flower girls as a memento of your wedding?  We stumbled upon these adorable matching flower girl doll dresses from Dessy.  They fit 18′ dolls like American Girl DollsOur Generation Dolls, and Madame Alexander Dolls.  Not only will your flower girl love, love, love the gift, the photos will be absolutely precious.

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British Royal Wedding Party Ideas | Princess Theme Birthday Supplies

British Royal Wedding Party Ideas

British Royal Wedding Party Ideas

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Princess Theme Birthday Parties

 

April 29th,2011

The day all the world watched Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot at Westminster Abbey.

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The dress has been revealed! Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived to her royal wedding in a long white gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Middleton's dress had a modest plunging neckline and long white lace sleeves, reminiscent of the one that actress Grace Kelly wore to wed the Prince Ranier III of Monaco. According to the royal website, the lace appliqué on the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto the ivory silk tulle gown.

The bride wore a ‘halo' tiara atop her hair and a sheer white veil covered her face as she waved to the crowd. The ‘halo' tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and presented to Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday, according to the official royal wedding website. The tiara was purchased by King George VI three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King.

The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, also by embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Her shoes were also made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

The bride's Robinson Pelham earrings, which were a personal gift from her parents on her wedding day, are diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the center. Inspiration for the design comes from the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves. They were made to echo the tiara.

William presented Kate with a wedding ring fashioned from Welsh gold before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Princess Catherine's bouquet consisted of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.

After the ceremony, Prince William – dressed in his red Irish Guards uniform (he holds the rank of lieutenant) – and his blushing bride walked out of Westminster Abbey to the cheering crowd lining the route to the royal reception at the palace. The winning look is sealed with a kiss!

 

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If you weren’t fortunate enough to be able to attend the festivities, don’t fret — Party Idea Pros will help you plan a fabulous British Royal Wedding Party of your own.

Party Idea Pros Royal Wedding celebration package will walk you through every step of your royal wedding theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, paper goods, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras.

The Royal Wedding theme can work for many different events, including:

  • An actual wedding
  • Children's Princess themed party
  • Adult Royal Wedding themed party

Royal Wedding Viewing Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

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