Thursday, February 11, 2010

Autumn Fantasy {Grace}

All photos Martha Stewart Weddings

Since Coco Myles dresses can also be beautiful wedding gowns, I have chosen to create a dream wedding dress!

Imagine an autumn wedding with the leaves slightly falling in rural, wine-country Virginia in the month of October. You booked the most beautiful outdoor wedding under a clear-top tent and all the candles are glimmering in the last few winks of sunlight. The autumn season nip-in-the-air is just cool enough as you take a deep breath in the crisp evening. Everything in your tent is covered with flowing flowers from the ceiling to the wall; as far as the eye can see, there are white roses. This is what you imagine heaven to be as you make your next steps down the aisle. Your bridesmaids are standing ahead smiling, some tearing up as you hold tightly to your bouquet of cascading stephanotis. As your husband-to-be smiles, it's everything you have hoped for because he is looking at you just as you have always imagined. Your sweetheart neckline, satin gown swishes like a bell along the petals on the ground as you approach your love. What a perfect day!

Your vision of the reception is everything you have dreamed. As your bridesmaids enter the room in their auburn-colored dresses tied ever so slightly in the back with a thin taffeta bow, you look ahead at the glowing centerpieces placed strategically over the rust-colored linens. The centerpieces are filled with dark orange and red calla lilies, dark green leaves, yellow sunflowers and long curly willow branches. From each branch hangs a small, dark yellow, flickering votive which sets the mood of the room to warm and romantic. You grab your husband's hand and approach the dance floor thinking of how much you love this day and how magical it is to sway around the room in your beautiful, perfect, wedding dress.


Bridal Event of the Year Rescheduled! {Engaged! Magazine}

For all you lovely brides out there hoping to score some face time with the major players of the DC wedding scene, today's your lucky day! The Engaged! Magazine Bridal Event of the Year has been rescheduled (due to the terrible snow storm last weekend) for Sunday, March 28th.

Make sure you check out the website for more details and to register if you haven't already! Find out more HERE.

Hope to see you there!
The Engaging Affairs Team

Pick ME! Pick ME! {Sara}

I KNOW, I know, I know. I am TERRIBLY uncreative. Well, you think my dress is at least. Especially given the fact that this dress is strikingly similar to the canary colored frock my very own bridesmaids donned just a few short months ago. And, this is SO upsetting to me because I desperately want you to vote for my Coco Myles dress as the best. So, let me paint the picture for you.

Different in every way from the DC wedding I planned for myself, I imagine an island celebration somewhere in the Pacific. Some may think of this as "the wedding I didn't have". Thirty guests, our closest and most dear, gather on a powdery beach before sunset (I think at sunset is so cliche) and the breeze coming off the ocean blows every lovely ladies hair in just the perfect way (how we all want to be photographed). And now the dresses. As you will notice from the above picture, yellow seems to look beautiful on everyone! Coupled with the fact that we are standing on a beach and given the loose flow of the fabric and beach appropriate length, I'd say we are all set!

And what, you would ask about, about being practical and choosing a dress that your bridesmaids can actually wear again? I give you the following as my appeal. Happy voting!