Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turquoise bridesmaid dresses I'd wear to a wedding

Since finding out that turquoise is going to be a popular color for weddings in 2010, I took the liberty of searching for the cutest bridesmaid dresses. Imagine your wedding overlooking a beach or a lake as your colors resonate in calming hues of blue! What I like about aqua is that it is also such a versatile color. You can match it with red, brown, or even pink! Check out these lovely finds:

from Jim Hjelm Occasions - luv this gorgeous taffeta tea-length bridesmaid dress with a sexy halter neckline. Match it with a pretty topaz drop earrings, a sleek moire fabric purse, and espadrilles.

from Debenhams - this aqua taffeta dress says young and blissful. It's cute! Almost like going to prom all over again, but with more style. Pair it with pretty white flats or ballerina shoes and a leather wristlet.

from Peacocks Boutique - a two-piece satin strapless top with a simple A-line skirt. I think this is great for people with height!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Plaid Weddings Are Here to Stay

I could not be more in love with plaid or more popularly known by Scots as tartan. Back in school, I actually had a plaid skirt as my uniform! Perhaps I should have kept the skirt now that it seems to be back in fashion. And for a wedding in tartan, this could be a very colorful and texturally interesting display. Consider a dress trimmed in red plaid all the way to a matching invitation that carries on the theme beautifully! A palette to accompany this is needed:

Pretty Wedding Dress from - This is my favorite so far!

Wedding Invitations from - Luv it, gorgeous baby!

Flower Girl Dress from Macy's - So cute - it could steal the show. Perfect!

Chocolate Cup Wedding Cake from Sweetart in the UK - This is a cool alternative to a traditional cake! Inspirational!

And let's not forget the Kilt from

Be pretty in plaid!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let's go to the Wedding Movies!

It feels like the holidays already! And so is the time to gather together and watch wedding movies. If you are planning such as theme for a bridal shower, here are some of Dahlia's all-time favorite movies--many of which are now on DVD. The list:

Made of Honor

27 Dresses

Bride Wars

Wedding Crashers - some may not like it, but overall, it's a good laugh!

The Wedding Planner

Others you may also like:

The Wedding Date, Sweet, Home Alabama, Maid in Manhattan, My Best Friend's Wedding, Runaway Bride, and My Big Fat, Greek Wedding.

I love ALL of these movies, but my favorite has to be "My Best Friend's Wedding!" It is so romantic and love the wedding setting. So, bring out the popcorn! Or make it a hibachi party with your own mini grill. Whatever you plan to do, make the event fun. My personal favorite is to bring in good old-fashioned comfort food like fried chicken, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, clam chowder, and lasagna.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Luv These Gorgeous Southern Cal Wedding Venues

Some gorgeous wedding locations await you in California where the weather is mild and generally sunny. I love this locations for their wonderful views, romantic scenery, and elegant landscaping. Once you have visited these venues, it may be the hardest part deciding where to get married. They're all so beautiful, but remember once you decide, book EARLY! Many places can fill up fast early in the year, so be sure to plan way ahead.

Check them out:

Pelican Hill in Newport Beach - this place packs in a grand view of the ocean with its lovely ceremony area and classic decor coupled with romantic Romanesque architecture. It's a high price to pay but the villas in the resort are superb. The drive down to Newport Beach is worth every mile! Did I mention the complimentary bridal suite villa for the married couple!? And a butler and a concierge on the day of the wedding! Just love the pool area, too.

Terranea - located in lush Palos Verdes, this resort has all the amenities of a 5-star resort. There are villas with grand views of the Pacific Ocean and you can even have a girl's spa night right at the resort. Golf, anyone? You also a choice of three different venues within the area. How cool is that?

Mt. Woodson - situated in the hills of San Diego, this golf club touts a magnificent castle that has been around since 1921. It feels like an enchanting place even though it is just 30 minutes away from downtown San Diego. It is perfect a romantic castle-inspired wedding under the summer stars!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Black Wedding Cakes - So Cool

I love these black and white wedding cakes. They say something a little bit more sophisticated than other cakes simply because of their unique color contrast. I simply think that it brings out a certain romantic touch to a wedding. While you see many cakes in various colors, a black and white has a different personality all together! These lovely finds on the Web are sure to grab your fancy:

Sweet Memories Canada

Cakeella - these black lace ones are so pretty

Crumbs Cakes UK - you gotta see this unique one!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Gothic Halloween Wedding

When I think of gothic, I'm thinking of such things as the Cure and high school classmates that looked half-dead at school. But that was then! Enter elegant gothic as a theme for a Halloween wedding! It's not for everyone, but if you are daring enough to be different, this is the best thing for you. The following are some fun ideas you can check out:

A real Gothic wedding featured on - check out this unique site!

Black damask wedding invitations from

Gorgeous damask wedding cake via Flickr user Crazy Cake Lady

For more fun ideas to plan a Halloween bridal party, you may also want to check out the following sites:

Tricks and Treats for a Hip Halloween-themed Bridal Shower

Halloween themed wedding on Youtube

Eerie Halloween Wedding Party Invitation

Happy Halloween to ya' all!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Truffle Tower Cakes - Oh Wow!

Chocolate truffles! Who would have known that they can be made into a wedding cake. Yes, they can and their called truffle tower cakes. When I stumbled upon these cakes, I realized that they are certainly a great alternative to traditional cakes that use icing. The idea behind truffle cakes is to have a cake that is all covered with chocolate truffles. Then as an added treat, you can have the truffles come in different flavors to complement the flavor of the cake. From what I gather, it looks like the style of truffle cakes were inspired by the French croquembouche simply becaus of their towering design. So, here are the ones to check out:

Tracey Mann Cakes from the UK - this is my absolute favorite one!

Truffle Sensations from Canada - this is also so pretty.

Melissa's Classic Cakes

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Little Cake Balls Make A Mouthful of Yummy Bites

Don't want a real wedding cake? Try cake balls, which are also known as cake bites. Their yummy, cute, and very cool! You can find them in various flavors because they resemble chocolate truffles--just a bit bigger. I stumbled upon these on the web:

from Neiman Marcus - pricey, eh! Yet so yummy!

If you want to make your own cake balls, here are some recipes:

Bite-size cake balls are popular new treat with home cooks, bakeries

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Chocolate Cake Balls

Monday, August 17, 2009

Feeling Cool with Blue Weddings

It starts with blue today! I just love the unique personality blue conveys in a wedding. You're cool and chic and the feeling is calm and relaxed. I just love these pretty finds especially the cake with a lovely blue ribbon. Remember that blue can be paired with not only silver, but also gold. You can glam it up by matching it with aqua or teal. And of course, blue is great with orange! You can even have a wedding with an entirely monochromatic color scheme made from just blue in various shades from navy to pastel.

Start with this inspiration board via finestationery

Check out these cute dresses from Couture Bridals. I love the flower girl dresses, too.

Some gorgeous invitations from Crane and Co. - add a monogram!

Add some pretty stamps from Zazzle, too:

Lastly, the cake to make it special from The Cake Walk

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fuchsia wedding invitations - so chic!

Soon it will be Fall again as we begin to see browns, oranges, and reds appear everywhere. I'm lookin for something different this Autumn, though. And that color is fuchsia! It is perfect when you want to match it with navy blue, brown, or even pink and lilac. It says something totally different from the rest of the colors! Bold, unique, and daring. It's indeed the color for the bride with a vibrant personality.

via Invitation Consultants

via Wedding Tulle

via Modern Girl Invitations - this is my favorite. See how fuchsia also goes with orange!

Incidentally, fuchsia is also Dahlia's new header color! Luv it!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Faberge Inspired Wedding Cakes

Faberge eggs! You either love or hate 'em. Depending on your personality and style, a Faberge inspired theme can be a hugely romantic and glamorous way to celebrate a wedding. What's even more exciting is the possibility of a grand wedding cake! Just look at these gorgeous creations:

via Cake Coquette

via Flickr user sugrdva

via I Dream of Cake in San Francisco

Friday, July 31, 2009

Wedding Candy Buffets - Oh Sugar!

I'm all about sweets today! And of course, I had to find some candy buffet tables. It's actually not as hard to do. Simply pick 3-5 different kinds of candy. You can even base them on your theme, color palette, or even both. Then find simple containers to house them. You can use large apothecary jars, but you can also make use of fruit bowls. Cake pedestals fitted with pretty plates of candies also work great! Oversized glasses such as margarita and martini glasses are nice, too. Check out these lovely finds through Flickr.

via irishgerman Flickr user

via just.jane. Flickr user

via by kmjdepalma Flickr user

Other notable examples:

Candy is Dandy at a Candy Wedding Buffet

It’s a "Love is Sweet" Themed Bridal Shower

How to Set up a Buffet Table for a Wedding

Saturday, July 25, 2009

An Urban Oasis Awaits Your Wedding

Call it an oasis tucked in the middle of a city. One that you wouldn't really expect, but it's right there! Right across from the busy scene of Staples Center is Figueroa Hotel where you will find Casablanca! It is a beautiful location for a wedding with a Moroccan theme as you will find the decor is simply breathtaking. It's even wonderful for an overnight stay with your bridesmaids if you're looking for a fun girls' night out. Gorgeous! Just check out the place:

For more pictures, you can go this page.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bridal magazine in an E-zine

Utterly elegant and so inspiring! I came across the e-zine of Utterly Engaged and have since then been totally hooked. Check them out:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Purple inspirations boards

This year I'm just loving purple! And when I found these lovely inspiration boards from Flickr, who could resist! Imagine matching this color with colors such as brown, moss green, fuchsia, orange, purple, pink, or even red. And of course, it is gorgeous with aqua. It's such as versatile color when you imagine the possibilities! Here are some faves:

via Elizabeth Anne Designs

via Flickr

via Flickr

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pretty white dresses

With the economy on down mode, I couldn't be more happy than to find these pretty white dresses from Nordstrom's!

Aidan Mattox Niteline Chiffon Gown with Illusion Cover-Up - $358.00

Maggy London Tiered Burnout Silk Dress - $88.90

Tadashi Off Shoulder Tiered Chiffon Gown - $428.00