WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – INDUSTRIAL CHIC, PART II

August 20, 2013

Hosting your wedding in an old warehouse sounds unglamorous, but an industrial-inspired wedding is both elegant and modern.  Think high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and tall windows to frame your mod event.  Give the brick and cement interior of your warehouse venue a splash of gold glam with metallic stationary and glass vases hand-dipped in sparkling gold paint.  Put beautiful succulents front and center in your floral arrangements: these alluring plants are perfect in bouquets and make curious little favors for green-thumbed guests.  Contrast brick walls and exposed steel beams with a flash of neon that spells out your love, and lean towards mod with an Art Deco-styled cake and over-the-top cocktails and appetizers.  What was once an old warehouse, is now a glamorous space perfect for tying the knot.  Get inspired to plan your own industrial glam wedding!

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

Wedding Features:  Gold-Dipped Vases: Brooklyn Bride | Neon Sign: Let There Be Neon | Wooden Escort Cards: Tinsel & Twine | Ceremony Venue: Casa Sugar | Art Deco Cakes: Lael Cakes | Table Settings: Polka Dot Bride | Bouquet: Pinterest | Cocktail and Appetizer: Every Last Details | Succulent Favors: Engaged & Inspired

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK, VINEYARD STYLE, PART II

August 13, 2013

Warm afternoons shift into cool evenings as the sun sets over a Napa Valley vineyard.  Be inspired by the rich greens of grape vines and deep burgundies of Merlot as you plan a vineyard wedding.  Evoke the shades of irresistible wine: Bring deep purples and burgundies into watercolor-printed stationary and playful blooms in your bouquet.  Use cork-framed escort cards to guide guests to long wooden tables accented with bowls of purple artichokes.  Create your own table numbers by wrapping wine bottles with burlap and adding numbers with a little sparkle.  Then send your guests home with custom-made wine or provide baskets of soft scarves to warm your guests against Northern California’s evening chill.

Originally posted at Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credit: Table Centerpieces and Table Numbers: Inspired By This

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – VINEYARD STYLE, PART I

August 12, 2013

Growing grapes and mashing them into wine seems so simple, but there is a beauty and complexity to this ancient drink.  Rows of green vines and stacks of wine-stained barrels create a romantic setting for a late summer wedding.  Start with Winifred Bean’s Audrey gown: Luxurious silk crepe drapes elegantly over the shoulders and cinches at the waist evoking early 20th century screen siren sophistication.  Gather inspiration from the color of Merlot—a rich red on your cheeks is reflected in a deep burgundy on your nails.  Channel a Sonoma sunset with ruby-gemmed earrings framed in brushed gold.  Sip on sparkling wine as you wander the vineyard in deep red heels, and prepare for chilly Wine Country nights with a steel gray shawl to warm your shoulders.

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Photo Credits: Dress: Winifred Bean Audrey | Earrings: Chan Luu via ShopBop Nail Polish: Essie Nail Color in Bordeaux via Macy’s | Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Sandals via Shoe Scribe | Scarf: Stella McCartney Python-Print via Net-a-Porter Blush: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee via  Sephora

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

August 9, 2013

For many students, August marks a return to the classroom. Reading, writing, and if you’re lucky, some good ol’ fashioned arts and crafts. No need to hop on the school bus to get a healthy dose of DIY fun: Deck out your next big event with handmade Gold Leaf Table Numbers. Caught the do-it-yourself bug? Get creative and design your own stationary using this handy guide to pick your favorite gorgeous font. Discover the perfect way to fake a lovely summer glow (with this tutorial) then dash out the door to check out two excellent celebrations of local culture: This weekend Minneapolis is hosting both the Twin Cities’ Polish Festival and the Irish Fair of Minnesota. Snag a pierogi and dance a jig before chilling out with a sweet treat. Eater.com recently published a list of Minneapolis’s 9 Best Ice Cream Desserts—make it your delicious goal this weekend to taste test each and every one!

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Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo credits: 1. How to Apply Highlighter via Bella Sugar; Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Highlighter via Sephora   | 2. Twin Cities’ Polish FestivalIrish Fair of Minnesota; image via The Paper Wall  | 3. Gold Leaf Table Numbers via Once Wed | 4. 50 Beautiful Fonts via Snippet and ink; image via Grey Likes Weddings | 5.  9 Best Ice Cream Desserts via Eater; image via Southern Weddings Magazine

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – COUNTY FAIR, PART II

August 6, 2013

Few summer events are as whimsical and delicious as County Fairs. Infuse your own summer wedding with this country-style fun. Think food-on-a-stick, outrageously cute candy bars, and custom chalkboards to spell out your love. Start with a pastel palette with pops of vibrant red that lends to a country chic vibe. A simple exchanging of vows is given a playful twist with extra large balloons floating above the couples’ head. Lead your guests to their seats with name cards arranged in carnival-like crates of peanuts. Long, wooden, family-style tables are numbered with coveted Blue Ribbons and sit below strings of globe lights. Give fair food a gourmet upgrade with delectable bites such as duck confit corndogs and salty, buttery popcorn in personalized paper bags. Lastly, send guests home with a Blue Ribbon-worthy dessert bar as sweet as your County Fair-themed wedding.

Originally posted at Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credit: Ceremony: Bridal Musings

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – COUNTY FAIR, PART I

August 5, 2013

County Fairs are quintessential summer events. From deep-fried Oreos to prize winning pigs, communities gather together each summer to celebrate fun, food, and one another. Channel this fantastic fair energy into your summer nuptials! Winifred Bean’s Tulipe gown epitomizes vintage beauty with elegant chiffon and sweetly draping sleeves that can be worn on the shoulders or loosely over your arms. Accessorize with vibrant colors to add a touch of whimsy to your look: bright red poppies make a bouquet pop and a swipe of hot magenta over your lips brings a balance of pretty and daring to your bridal style. A multi-colored jewel necklace adds glamour while a delicate feather hair piece ties together a vintage country look. As a final touch, slip on your ruby red slippers: Red suede Mary Jane pumps add a vibrant splash of color to your Country Fair look.

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Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: Dress: Winifred Bean Tulipe | Poppy Bouquet: Wedding Chicks Necklace: Erickson Beamon via ShopBop | Lipstick: Buxom Magenta viaSephora | Hair Comb: Twigs and Honey | Shoes: Dolce Vita via  ModCloth

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – SAFARI RENDEZVOUS, PART I

July 29, 2013

Replace wedding bells with lion roars at your safari-inspired wedding. Add a touch of rugged glamour to Winifred Bean’s luxurious chiffon Sweetheart gown with a multi-wrap leather belt. Pack all your safari essentials in a softened leather clutch as you kick up dust in the Serengheti with strappy leather wedge sandals. Add splashes of color to the Sahara with emerald green and gold on your eyes and answer the call of the wild with an exotically hued bib-style necklace–blues, golds, and greens in this statement piece pull together a safari chic look flattering on any bride.

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Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: DressWinifred Bean Sweetheart | Clutch: Tri-Lock Leather Purse via TopShop | Belt: Leather Multi-Wrap Belt via ASOS | Necklace: Nocturne Win Necklace via Shopbop | Eyeshadow: Sephora + Pantone Shadow Trio in Eclipsed via Sephora | Heels: Steven Midori Strappy Sandals viaShopBop

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FRIDAY ROUND UP

July 26, 2013

The days are hot, but the nights are cool this weekend. Cozy up for classic flicks under the stars in the City of Brotherly Love. Watch “Back to the Future” on Saturday or snag dinner and an outdoor movie tonight: Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy is combining “Casablanca” and food trucks to create the perfect date night.

Still hungry? Check out two Philly eateries on GQ’s recently published list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now.” Devour theBlueberry Muffin Doughnut at Federal Donuts or sample a more daring Italian delicacy, Pig Tails with Fennel Agrodolce at Alla Spina.

Step out in style with a cute arrow bracelet dangling from your wrist, and infuse your boring ol’ ponytail with a touch of whimsy.

If you’re ready to stir up some DIY fun at home, check out these amazing Instagram-inspired stirrers. These sticks serve double duty: Your favorite Instagram shots swirl signature cocktails and direct guests to your event’s unique social media hashtag, such as #MamieandBrettWedding. How’s that for an #ExcellentDIY?

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Photo credits: 1. Outdoor Movies via The Awesome Fest and Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy; image via Domestic Slice | 2. Blueberry Muffin Doughnut via Grub Street | 3. Tai Arrow Bracelet via ShopBop  | 4. Topsy-Turvy Ponytail via Camille Styles   | 5. Instagram Drink Stirrers via Ruffled

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DELIGHTFUL DIY: MEET ALANA!

July 25, 2013

Gone are the days of store bought wedding decor! More and more brides are getting their hands dirty—or hiring a designer to do the dirty work—crafting beautiful, handmade pieces for their Big Day. Alana Jones-Mann is one such Do-It-Herself-er.

Alana is a Brooklyn-based baker, crafter, designer, and stylist who believes in the power of handmade details. “I truly believe that personal touches can make any occasion unforgettable,” Alana writes on her blog.  Working closely with clients, Alana creates unique elements that reflect the couple and their style. From simple desserts to elaborate backdrops, Alana’s creations add a special touch of wonder and beauty to any event—big or small!

We’ve asked Alana to share some of her favorite creations with us. Learn more about these beauties, then head over to her blog to see more awe-inspiring creations.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Alana’s art!

Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

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WEEKLY WEDDING LOOK – BARNYARD BASH, PART I

July 22, 2013

Once simply a home for horses, barns have been reclaimed by brides as the perfect venue for tying the knot.  Start your country-inspired look withWinifred Bean’s Flounce gown, boasting gorgeous taffeta, a classic silhouette, and pockets for an added playful touch.  Walk down the aisle with a bouquet of delicate daisies and a brass bracelet embellished with ombré crystals.  After the ceremony, swap your veil for a gold and brass laurel wreath headband that pairs perfectly with your coral lipstick—the same shade as a country sunset.  And of course, no beautiful barnyard bash is complete without fancy footwear: kick up hay in unexpected Art Deco-inspired pale mint leather heels.

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Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: DressWinifred Bean Flounce | Daisy Bouquet: Haile Wossen of Anthos via Southern Living | Bracelet: Lulu Frost Sunburst Bracelet via Shopbop | Lipstick: Mango Butter Lipstick in Coral via Korres | Headband: Laurier Headband via Eddera | Shoes: Pale Mint Leather Heels via Rachel Simpson