Weekly Wedding Look: Lovely Lavender

Elegant and simple, lavender is the perfect inspiration for a classic bridal look. Slip into Winifred Bean’s breathtaking Petals dress—a silk, scoop-necked bodice flows into a romantic skirt layered in lovely tulle. Bring a blush of color to this gorgeous gown by cinching your waist with a lavender ribbon. Reflect this bloom’s purple hue in your perfectly polished lilac nails, and tuck all your essentials into a lavender clutch. Contrast pale purple accessories with a dark plum Swarovski crystal necklace and black suede booties. And don’t forget your handsome groom—add a splash of lavender to his slate gray suit with a pretty purple linen tie.

WWL-Lavender-StyleWedding Features: Petals Gown: Winifred Bean | Tenoverten Nail Polish in Prince via Sephora | Khirma Eliazov “Lindsay” Clutch via Aha Life | Coralia Pendant Necklace via AUDEN | Ottavia Booties via Coclico | Plum Linen Bow Tie via Forage |

Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/10/30/weekly-wedding-look-lovely-lavender by Annie Erling Gofus

Friday Round Up for WinifredBean.com

September is one of the world’s most fashionable months, with Spring 2014 collections premiering on runways from New York City to London, and now in Milan. And after weeks of work, fashion’s top models look as beautiful on Italian runways as they did in New York earlier this month. So how do they manage to look so gorgeous so consistently? Snag fool-proof makeup and hair tips from the pros who style these beauties before they hit the runway. To keep your makeup in all the right places, never skip a high quality foundation primer—try Laura Mercier’s must-have face product. If you were lucky enough to kick up your heels at a Fashion Week party or two, celebrate this weekend with cheesy, saucy carbs. Make a pilgrimage to each of New York’s 10 best pizza joints—from gouda-melted in Greenwich to jalapeno-dotted in Bushwick. Tame wild tresses with a wavy, romantic take on the classic milkmaid braid. Once you’ve mastered the sweet look, browse fairytale-inspired engagement rings online. Not your classic solitaire, this collection of rings ranges from Art Deco to simple vintage—there’s a to-die-for gem for every taste in this sparkling collection.



Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/24/friday-round-up by Annie Erling Gofus

1. Foundation Primer via Laura Mercier | 2. Engagement Rings via Refinery29  | 3. Best Pizzas in New York via Thrillist  | 4. Fashion Week Beauty Tips via NYMag.com  | 5. Hair Tutorial via Green Wedding Shoes |

Weekly Wedding Look: Just Peachy for WinifredBean.com

Gather inspiration for your bridal style from the blush tones of an autumn peach harvest. Start your look with the elegant Winifred Bean Calla Lily gown—a strapless bustier is combined with a classic trumpet skirt to complete a sweet and structured bridal gown. Show your soft side with pale pink and gold on your eyes, rosy cheeks, and glossy nude lips. Peach and blue heels guide you down the aisle, and don’t forget sparkly jewels to add a touch of glamour—simple peach-tones gems dangle from your ears, while a bedazzled bib necklace brings glitz to your simple style. As the sun sets and the air begins to cool, stay warm with a cashmere scarf wrapped your shoulders, and maybe a little help from your handsome groom.



Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/25/weekly-wedding-look-just-peachy-part-ii by Annie Erling Gofus

Wedding Features: Calla Lily Gown: Winifred Bean | Chantecaille The Coral Reefs  Eye Makeup Palette via Bloomingdale’s | Suzanne Kalan Rose Gold and Salmon Earrings via Thomas Laine | Bib Neckalce via Dannijo | Chan Luu Scarf via Net-a-Porter | Andree Patchwork T-Bar Platforms via  Reiss |

Weekly Wedding Look: Just Peachy Decor for WinifredBean.com

Summer cools into crisp fall as the peaches ripen on their branches in a Georgia orchard. Channel the delicate pink hues of this sweet Southern fruit at your fall wedding. Soft pastel stationery featuring a peach tree in full bloom is the perfect way to announce your nuptials. Frame the natural beauty of an orchard with playful streamers in varying shades of pink and peach, and walk down a garland-lined aisle with a larger-than-life bouquet in a rainbow of pinks and oranges. Vases in all shapes and sizes welcome your friends and family to a peach-accented reception. Gather your guests around tables accented with wooden bowls filled to the brim with the tender fuzzy fruit. Wrap up your peachy night with a spicy cardamom-infused signature cocktail, then sweeten things up with a towering peach-frosted cake.

WWL Just Peachy


Originally published at http://winifredbean.com/blog/?offset=1380054673903 by Annie Erling Gofus

Wedding Features:  Stationery: Inspired By This | Peach Centerpieces: Santa Barbara Chic | Escort Cards: Engaged and Inspired | Streamers: Polka Dot Bride | Bouquet: Kiss the Groom | Signature Cocktail: Grey Likes Weddings | Vases and Candles: The Not Wedding | Cake: Chancey Charm Weddings | Flowers: The Vine’s Leaf |

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September 10, 2013

Skip the pastel pink roses and head straight to vivid orange dahlias.  Add a volt of electric color to your wedding with neon-inspired decor.

Start with the bloomingest details: Gather shades of blue and yellow in your bride’s bouquet, while your bridesmaids hold hot pink tulips against their dazzling yellow dresses.  Line the aisle with giant round balloons anchored with flashy tassels, and carry the fringy theme into the reception hall with tasseled neon streamers.  Pull up a chair to a table set in eye-popping hues—blinding yellow glassware stands beside forks and knives hand-dipped in brilliant paint.  Each table is set with blazing pink and yellow blooms that perfectly match your neon-ombre cake.  Send your friends and family home with hot-hued macaroons, and give them a kiss goodbye with a giant glittering and neon “XO” sign at the door.

Originally posted on http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/10/weekly-wedding-look-neon-part-ii by Ann Erling Gofus

Wedding Features:  Bouquet: Style Unveiled | Balloons: Bridal Musings | Table Centerpieces: Polka Dot Bride | Cake: Brides.com | Fringe Decor:Bridal Musings | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Brides Cafe | Table Settings and Streamers: Ruffled | Macarons: Celebration.co.za | XO Sign: Twisted Twig

Neon Bridal Style Created for WinifredBean.com


September 9, 2013

For centuries, weddings have been all-white affairs, only adding soft colors in bouquets and modest bridesmaid dresses. Break away from tradition with hot hues at your neon-themed wedding. Subtle splashes of eye-popping color offer a brilliant contrast to Winifred Bean’s strapless Sweetheart chiffon gown. Bring the bling with sparkly jewels—a crystal necklace with pops of neon color hangs around your neck, while hot pink gems decorate your ears. Keep your makeup neutral except for a vivid splash of blue swiped along your lash line, and tuck a soft pink lipstick into a blindingly blue clutch. Dance the night away on hot pink heels, as you finish your neon newlywed look with a kick of fuchsia on your feet.


Originally posted at http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/2/wwl-neon by Ann Erling Gofus

Image compilation created by Ann Erling Gofus

Wedding Features: Sweetheart Gown: Winifred Ben | Tom Binns Necklace via ShopBop | Kate Spade Square Stud Earrings via ShopBop | Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes via Sephora | Georgina Skalidi Clutch via AHALife | Kelsey Suede Ankle Strap Heels via  Ann Taylor

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August 30, 2013

Considered by many to be the last glimpse of summer, Labor Day Weekend is an excellent time to say goodbye to the sunniest season and say hello to autumn! Celebrate the long weekend in The Mile High City with a delicious Taste of Colorado. This four-day-long foodie’s dream includes 50 Denver-area restaurants, 280 marketplace artisans and vendors, seven stages and educational programs promoting the cultural and western heritage of the region. Once you’ve had your fill of tasty treats, quench your thirst at Williams & Graham—recently named one of the best bars in America by Esquire Magazine, this Denver establishment employs extraordinary bartending talent and offers a lengthy cocktail menu studded with delicious gems. The long Labor Day Weekend also gives us an opportunity to get creative. Make mini jars of honey (perfect for cups of tea on fall days) as favors for your wedding guests, and get creative with your groom’s boutonnieres. Gone are the days of boring old flowers—follow this handy guide for ideas on how to brighten up your boutonnieres. Last, but not least, pamper your tresses after a summer of stress. Spray your locks with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. This amazing product boasts 10 different benefits, eliminates frizz, restores shine, protects hair from heat, and prevents split ends—it truly is a miracle worker!  I am a person fan.


Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/8/29/friday-roundup by Ann Erling Gofus

Image Compilation Created by Ann Erling Gofus

1. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner via Birchbox | 2. Boutonnieres via Green Wedding Shoes  | 3. Honey Jar Favors via 100 Layer Cake  | 4. Taste of Colorado via Denver.org   | 5. Cocktails via Williams & Graham; image via Bon Appetit |

Bridal Style for a Museum Wedding Created for WinifredBean.com




August 26, 2013


Far from dusty and boring, museums often boast out-of-this-world architectural details, as well as a treasure trove of fascinating artifacts. Marble walls and giant dinosaur skeletons cast in mysterious shadows lend to a glamorous feel for your museum wedding. Start with Winifred Bean’s Daisy gown—flowing chiffon over a fitted bodice gives this versatile dress a sweet and sexy feel. Contrast the historical settings with your beautiful future as you slip on rose gold-tinted jewelry. A metallic-hued leather watch wraps around your wrist multiple times, while a gold jeweled ear cuff gives a slight edge to your chic look. Guerlain’s Art Deco-inspired perfume bottle perfectly captures the vintage romance at your museum wedding, and a sleek wooden clutch holds all your must-haves. As a finishing touch, bring a little glamour to your heels—these sandal infuse your elegant look with just the right amount of glitz.

Originally Posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/8/25/8llnrgkvl5mhydo4bg89ic3h9p7rk1 by Annie Erling Gofus

Wedding Features: Daisy Gown: Winifred Bean | La Mer Odyssey Case Layer Wrap Watch via ShopBop | Guerlain Vol de Nuit Perfumed Shimmer Powder via AHALife | Oval Wooden Clutch via Malini Murjani | Ear Cuff via Jacquie Aiche | Stuart Weitzman Traffic Sandal via  Shoebox New York |



August 23, 2013

Bright and sunny August weekends give us the perfect opportunity to flex our creative muscles. Create to-dye-for custom-colored fabrics that look gorgeous as window treatments or a pretty tablecloth to accent your indigo-swirled wedding cake. Rather not get your hands dirty this weekend? Let the professionals do all the work and shop for eye-popping art online at eyesonwalls.com. It’s the perfect place to find whimsical, bold conversation starters for your bare walls. No one wants to bring it up, but fall is upon us, which means cooler temps, leaves changing colors, and the dreaded dry skin of winter. Keep your lips silky smooth this season with e.l.f.’s ultra affordable lip exfoliator, then indulge in a pretty plum-colored lip tint by Fresh. Introduce your pretty pout to super-fresh, super-local Dungeness crab at Seattle’s Bar Sajor restaurant—recently named one of the top 50 restaurants in the US by Bon Appetit Magazine for a menu-full of delicious reasons. Once you’ve had your fill of the Northwest’s most tempting seafood, head out to the Bluegrass on the Green Festival. This celebration of bluegrass music plays on today until Sunday, so you have all weekend to stomp your boots to strumming bangos.



Originally Posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/8/23/friday-round-up by Annie Erling Gofus


1. Sugar Lip Treatment in Plum via Fresh;  Lip Exfoliator via e.l.f. Studio | 2. Indigo Dyed Fabric DIY via Green Wedding Shoes  | 3. Bluegrass on the Green Musical Festival; image via  CBS Minnesota | 4. Deer Wearing Gym Socks via Eyes on the Walls  | 5. Bar Sajor in Seattle via Bon Appetit

Industrial Chic Bridal Style for WinifredBean.com


August 20, 2013

Exposed brick and steel beams may seem unromantic, but flashy gold accents and gorgeous floral arrangements turn an old urban loft into a to-die-for industrial chic wedding venue.  Winifred Bean’s Iris gown, with its peplum bustier top and column skirt, creates an elegant look fit for the red carpet. Contrast coarse walls with glints of glamorous metal—a blinging gold bracelet dangles from your wrist while a metallic clutch contributes a futuristic look to your ensemble.  Neutral makeup gets a pop of sparkle with gold eyeshadow swiped across your lids.  Compliment your venue’s rough interior by wearing the ideal scent—heady jasmine and rich sandalwood mix with the sweet citrus smell of blood orange. As a final touch to your mod bridal style, add peacock blue suede pumps to the equation—geometric details and a dainty ankle strap lend a delicate touch to your avant-garde look.



Originally Posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/8/20/weekly-wedding-look-industrial-chic-part-i by Annie Erling Gofus


Iris Gown via Winifred Bean | Alexis Bittar Chain Hinge Bracelet via ShopBop | Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine via Birchbox | Rafe New York Maryanne Minaudiere via Nordstrom | Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Shadow in Goldstone via Sephora | Peacock Calf Suede Sandal Pump via Sarah Flint