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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Heelsday - Lovely Lingerie Story



Menbur Vintage lace and a pretty bow closure will make your wedding absolutely timeless.
For today's lovely heels, we feature Retro Lace Platform Wedding Shoes. What a mouth full but Gorgeous. They're feminine and oh so 1950's. ... Carol Lombard, Elizabeth Taylor ... Classic Vintage find of Hollywood style. This simple platform pump is embellished with lots of lace at the heel for a very subtle look. Each shoe is hand crafted with diamond white silk satin and a Poron performance insole, typically seen in running shoes for ultimate comfort. Heel measures 4.

Stuart Weitzman Lingerie Wedding Shoes just a little racy with a peep toe and 3.75" heel. Lingerie is made with luxurious white lace and a leather sole. Because of the lacy fabric, extra care must be taken if you wish to dye this shoe."

Stuart Weitzman actually makes a “I Do Swoon” floral lace pump with light blue Swarovski crystals spelling out “I Do” on the sole with a satin-wrapped heel. 

Alexander McQueen Lace-Covered Satin Pumps Lace has forever been a part of the bridal trousseau.

On her lavish wedding day, Kate Middleton,  The duchess of Cambridge wore these lovely custom-made shoes by Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton and her design team, which were made to match the lace wedding dress (also by the British designer Sarah Burton). These shoes were made with “ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework,”

These exclusive lace-covered nude rounded toe satin pumps by Alexander McQueen are  4 ½-inches high and retail price of $995.
  
Lace and ribbon design and spotted tulle covered toe. Edged in a vintage style this delicate lace Diane Hassall wedding shoes are perfect for a romantic wedding set.

Christian Louboutin Satin Lace Wedding Black Slingbacks Shoes with signature red sole, perfect for the evening wedding party, it features with the chic satin upper,and the butterfly at the toe will catch all the eyes.


Christian Louboutin Fetilo Lace Peep-Toe Pump A truly romantic rendition of ladylike style featuring lace with satin-covered platform and heel.

A beautiful bridal shoe featuring a closed pointed toe
Marc Jacob lace peep toe
Elegant design of high heels and lace decoration works for designer Diane Hassall.

Heidi Lace Shoes by Georgina Goodman


Christian Louboutin Ambro Black
Lace platform peep-toe pump with patent leather trim at throat, toe, and heel
115mm covered heel Signature red leather sole

Christian Louboutin Ambro Leopard Lace Peep-Toe Pump
These peep-toe pumps feature black leopard lace and patent leather trim. The signature red sole really stands out on these lace shoes. With a sky-high heel, these are perfect for evening wear.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IB#10: Goldilocks love Copper too


yippie! we're back for the usual daily fix! For today we simply love that amazing outdoor lounge look! Its refreshing and the color brings back the love for summer. Moreover to make for this sophisticated palette, we opt for the color golden raspberry; more like golden-orange color and pair it with blush pink.  The goldie copper luminous fits perfectly for a romantic yet bright upcoming spring/summer wedding. 

Colors pink copper, golden raspberry, white chocolate  
Season Summer, Spring
Photos bouquet ::  poppies & posies :: bow veil/couple :: trent bailey :: cotton candy :: brides :: metallic thread :: sunday supper :: lounge :: martha stewart weddings :: golden raspberry wedding cake :: martha stewart weddings :: ruffle sleeve/clutch :: bride's cafe :: champagne :: martha stewart weddings :: heels :: erin hearts court :: pink & copper table centerpiece :: martha stewart weddings ::
Credits Postcards&prettys

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

*Real-Loves#02: A featured-'Hunny' moment

Hello sunshine! Hows your week going? Today inspire-me-board we go back to our Featured bride of the month June 2011 - Hunny Madu & her wedding story...  Hunny's theme comprises more on her fave color which is green and red for her bubbly personality. What brilliant she did was she re-used the same flowers for the her both reception , with additional decor / flowers arrangement for the later (night) reception. Not only it saved her pennies but she also fully utilised her flowers!

Her Nikah Inspire-board: 
Colors Beige, Caramel, White, Red & Green (hantaran for men) 
Season: Summer & Spring
Pics: Bride with bridesmaids in blue :: Ena Photography :: just solemnised b&g :: Bride & groom :: makeup :: Shu uemura :: Veil :: Kak Pah :: Pelamin & decor :: Kak Pah :: Nas Idea :: Bilik Pengantin :: Kak Pah :: Wedding shoes :: Shoes shoes shoes :: Hantaran in green :: Kak Pah
 for more story check out Songket Affairs Online
For Hunny's day reception:
Colors: Mint green, White, Ivory
Season: Spring, Autumn
Pics: Bride & groom :: Ena Photography :: Bride's dress :: Nurita Harith :: Wedding favor :: Brides :: Tiara :: Kak Pah :: Accesories :: Brides :: Wedding shoes :: Shoes shoes shoes :: Pelamin & decor :: Kak Pah :: Nas Idea :: Pulut Kuning Cake :: Brides gown material :: Brides :: Front decor :: Nas Idea :: Kak Pah :: Pre Wedding :: Qippy Photography ::
Hunny's Night Reception
Colors: Red, White, Bronze
Season: Summer, Autumn
Pics: Pose from b&g :: Ena Photography :: Pelamin & decor :: Kak Pah :: Nas Idea :: B&g attire :: Nurita Harith :: Bridesmaids in bronze gold :: Nurita Harith :: family relatives in red 'flashbulb' :: joget lambak with b&g :: wedding favor :: ring :: fan :: brides ::

Monday, June 27, 2011

IB#09: Blackberries, you make me blush!

We're back on our Daily Fix Inspire-me-boards. For today we are inspired by the loves for blackberry! Im pretty sure some of us cant get enough of those berries.. arent we in the 21st techno century :) Anyways since blackberry is the new black, we couldn't agree more and literally paired with soft blush.  I love how this color palette works which is sophisticated enough to work with any season any theme for weddings.

Colors blush, blackberries, jute 
Photos bicycle :: dandelion & grey :: flower arrangement  :: this is glamorous :: blackberry cloud cake :: martha stewart :: blackberry desserts :: +::  mail sorter :: elizabeth messina ::  champagne, blackberry buttercream cake :: kitchen trial & error ::  stacked books :: all the beautiful things ::  updo :: elizabeth messina :: bridesmaids :: clever nettle ::
Credits postcards&prettys 

Calling for Y.O.U

Hello mondays! hope u guys having a fab monday...

we got SUPER NEWS
Are u a Bride to be who loves to blog? a B2B blogger?
Or are you a wedding vendor?
or just individuals whose looking for wedding inspirations?

We're calling for those who loves all about wedding...
the Brides-to-be, vendors & wedding lovers -
We want to know more about you!

No tricks, no gimmicks no ad or registration  fees
All u have to do is just email us & your blog/site address!
(if you dont have a blog/site - email us your fave wedding site!)
and we'll look you up and even link you up!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

La Vintage Wedding-cake Toppers


Hi all! hope u having a savvy weekend! Today we want to introduce to you our "Weekends La Vintage Wedding Ideas". We believe vintage ideas still play a huge influence in current wedding events & reception trend. Not only these ideas will always be classic also elegant to all kinds of wedding themes. Let's see how to incoporate them into your wedding!
Today lets begin with the lovely toppers on these gorgeous cakes. You dont need an overextravagant cake to pull off a beautiful wedding. Point is, simplicity is the key to a fabulous affair.

Made mainly from artificial flowers, these cake topper is custom-made and one-of-a-kind. What we like best about them, though, is that they are really all you would need to have a stunning, elegant wedding cake; in the photos a simple, white cake is elevated to an “Ahh”-worthy version with the addition of the topper. Plus, you could re-use it after your Big Day and impress friends and family at dinner parties when you whip out dessert.
 



 
 credits: mywedding.com/blog
:: hot pink floral :: creamy butterfly :: dusty rose :: pink & white rose :: white paper rose :: orange vibrant :: A dreamy union ::

Friday, June 24, 2011

Heloo June!

Its finally the time of the month..
to present our latest issue
feature bride Hunny Madu & her hubby Khairul.
It was such a lovely wedding affair and on behalf of SA we would like to thank Hunny & her photographer Ena for all the co-operation and support for this issue. Its been a pleasure working with u talented ladies. thanks again :)

Much loves,

*Stunning frocks: Exquisite white by Wang

Courtesy by onewhitedress

If one name is synonymous with beautiful wedding gowns it has to be Vera Wang… Her exquisite creations are more like wearable art than they are fashion. Classic and modern compositions of texture, design, silhouette and style, with the promise to encompass each brides personality.
New to David’s Bridal is White by Vera Wang. An accessible collection of breathtaking gowns now available for any bride who simply will not settle for anything less than the very best. “This debut collection expresses my years of experience dressing brides from around the world. I’ve learned that a wedding dress represents more than just ‘a dress’. It embodies a bride’s lifelong dream and her own sense of who she is”. With a collection which epitomises affordable perfection in a bridal gown, who could say it better than Vera Wang herself.
Courtesy by onewhitedress

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday heelsday: Lovely as a Bow

Hi all.. We wana introduce something special. Thursday we wana call it a shoe day!..

A day we will post about our lovely pick for wedding heels! So for those shoe-loverss... stay tuned for more Thursday Lovely heels articles...
For our first Shoe Article... Bow is back on the wedding season trend!... and yes we're fascinated by this symbol of something girly, lovely and pretty.... For those addicted to bows brides-to-be, amazingly there’s a multitude of ways feed your need... the good part is bow can adorn just about anything and make your whole outfit fabulous and sexy! From the cutest of ballet flats or a sky-high stiletto, these lovelies are virtually transformed with the addition of a beautiful bow. Whether on the front, on the back, on the side, made of fabric, lace, leather or encrusted with rhinestones, bows are big! Its perfect for the bride who prefers a stylish shoe under her glamorous gown, i personally think a bow can transition a darling pair of heels to something fabulous. 

Color: Ivory, Rose pink, cream, cherry pink
Photos: :: Rainbow Club :: The Knot :: Aruna Seth :: 100 Layer Cake :: We Heart it :: Unknown :: Bushra :: Kamalboor :: Badgley Mischka ::
#Courtesy onewhitedress

IB#08: A Peachy Royal Affair

courtesy postcards&pretttys
We found this lovely board based on the previously inspired by the Royal wedding of Prince William to Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Its pretty clear there were traditions that they had to adhere to and  together their wedding had instilled such modern and playful touches. From gold to crown to beautiful flowers serenading the occasion, it was one ever after wedding we could ever dream of! 

Season Spring, Autumn
Colors Coral, peach, gold
Photos Pocket watch, blowing glitter :: easy dreamer photography via the sweetest occasion ::  glitzy table :: sunday suppers ::  castle/balloons :: oh hello friend :: bridal mini hat :: twigs & honey :: cake :: martha stewart weddings :: wedding dress :: elizabeth dye :: crowns :: interior alchemy :: gardenia bouquet ::  martha stewart weddings :: silhouette cookies :: martha stewart weddings ::

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

IB#07: Mocha Classic

This inspire-board focus on more rustic color theme which was among Wedding trends of 2011 (check out our Inspiration Trends of 2011 at Songket Affairs). These wonderful color palattes proven that coffee and mocha are always the classic and timeless wedding theme along with a modern twist - the miss-matched bridesmaids dresses.

Season Spring, fall 
Colors Mocha, dusty rose, pearl 
Photos  astilbe vase arrangement :: country living :: chair & bouquet :: kiss the groom :: hair bow ::jenna carver :: triple chocolate mousse cake and pearl monogram :: martha stewart weddings ::  chocolate wedding cake :: the knot :: bride & bridesmaids :: todd pellowe::  vintage journals :: rebecca thuss:: pear favors and bouquet :: martha stewart weddings :: couple :: brides :: dusty rose, fiddlehead fern and succulent centerpiece :: martha stewart weddings :: rings :: brides ::  ribbon tied utencils :: sadie olive :: gold ballet shoes :: sarah maingot :: woman holding vintage camera :: tiffany & co :: 
courtesy postcards&prettys

*Real-Loves#01: A purple touch

Ola wednesday! its a beautiful day today... with light showers & breezy wind i wish i have my pillow here with me.. Today we present our May 2011 issue featured bride wedding in our Inspire-Me-board. Notice that purple is amongst last years favorite color and still quite a popular choice for most brides. Soft pastel blooms combine with the strong color feature makes a simple yet gorgeous affair. And to top of it, metallic vases decor (a 2011 wedding trend) also plays the perfect finishing touch for their pelamin (dais).

Season Spring
Colors Purple, violet, lilac, white, cream & topaz blue
Photos wedding cake, arrangement by flora etc ::  bride & groom :: Songket Affairs May issue ::  renjis set :: flora etc ::  Pelamin (dais), floral arrangement & decor by  flora etc :: flower vase by SSF Weddings decor :: shoes by Vincci ::  wedding favor :: brides :: , hand bouquet, arrangment by  flora etc :: brides dress :: brides :: 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Disaster stories on LB

   
Dont forget to have read on our Disaster Wedding stories on this month Little Birdie Corner!... and also ways to handle em'...
P/s: celebs too have their own disasters!

IB#06: Coral, Sand, you and me

courtesy postcards&pretttys
Hi all. For today's inspire-me-board, we want to instill the idea from weddings by the beach. Corals & sea shells colors has always been a subtle and a serene feeling. We love how the colors play their part. Moreover pearls and short dresses also plays the perfect finish for those who simply love a casual & relax beach themed weddings.

Season Spring & summer
Colors shell pink, white, pearl, coral pink

{Trend Alert!} Ombre Wedding cake designs

maggie austin
 Today we want to share on wedding cakes designs that features 'Ombre designs'. We Love the 2-3 color tones combination on multiple layer-tiered cake. The soft fading effect is lovely for Spring-Summer themed weddings... 
...Add peonies, hydreangeas & roses... & voila... a perfect wedding cake!
Image credits (l-r) 2.cake croquette, pinterest

Pics & Links courtesy of postcards&prettties

Friday, June 17, 2011

*Stunning frocks: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Bridal Collection

Hi sweets! we're proud to present the latest Spring Bridal Collection. From Embroidered Chantilly lace, signature corset inspired bodices, floral embellishments, elegant mermaid silhouettes, and dream worthy ball gowns - all quintessential Monique Lhuillier details for the Spring 2012 Bridal Collection. Pictures courtesy of Brides.com 

 

IB#05: Honey bee Sting me Love

Honey bee Oh honey bee Stings me like a charm... This time our Inspiration board incorporates the honey bee concept in an outdoor wedding. What we love about this color combination is the milky white and warm yellow it represents. Its the perfect theme for an outdoor wedding – or for those loves of the color yellow.. very casual and sweet. The key factor details of this event – the beehive groom’s cake, the honeycomb wrap bouquet handle and the wings.

Season Spring, summer
Colors honey yellow, golden yellow, milk white, brown
Photos bridal bouquet :: martha stewart weddings :: wings :: anna kuperberg :: honey jar favor :: the knot :: wedding dress :: utterly engaged :: vendor tray :: style guide :: bee hive cake :: williams sonoma :: ribbon boutonniere :: martha stewart weddings :: yellow cardigan bridesmaid  :: lisa lefkowitz :: honey spoons :: the knots :: beeswax placecard holder :: donna hay :: hugging couple and beeswax taper candles :: brides :: yellow ring pillow :: thoughtful day :: centerpiece on chair :: jose villa :: glasses of milk :: martha stewart weddings ::

P/s: giving honey jar favor is also a new trend among brides. Follow this style by customising your own name label and voila; a memorable gift for your guests :)   

courtesy postcards&prettys

Fab fridays: How to Have a Wonderful Wedding Without Being Knee Deep In Debt

Every bride has her pwn dream vision of her dream wedding.. And most of the time when planning a wedding, not everytime a bride gets everything she ever wanted. At some point there are some things she gotta forgo if she wants to have 'That Vera dress' or ' That Jimmy shoe' or even the ever-dreamy pelamin or that-gorgeous-wedding altar. Well, here's some thought - we found some insider tips on how to have a a gorgeous wedding without tightening your belts too hard or giving up on the other. Read on for more...

1. The economic factor
We all heard the naysayers in the last few months predicting an economic recession for this year. You’re scared and you know it’s true. With everything going up except your salary, you’re both wondering if there’s anyway to keep costs down at your wedding. Well, the best solution is to postpone (but the longer you postphone, the costs still goes up) but you probably can’t wait to start your new life together. So that leaves us with the next best option – "Cost Cutting measures". So buckle up your seatbelts, as what I’m going to share below is probably not going to win a Nobel prize for Economics, but I’m quite sure it’ll save you enough money to get a dream wedding you ever wanted or perhaps to go on a decent honeymoon. 

2. Trim the fat

As you go about preparing your wedding, first keep a watchful eye on stuff which are going to blow your budget. Obviously there  will be some certain items you can't help it to splurge (such as wedding attire, photographer, venue, food etc) and some items you might need to be stingy about. Create a budget and be firm when comes to spending. Itemise the items which you have to purchase and mark out priorities for these items. I’m sure you can do without the 2 turtle doves or an elaborate fireworks display or the ice sculpture (is it tradition?). When it comes to trimming the excess off your budget, you can never go wrong repeating "the three mantras – Beg, Borrow & Steal." 

If there’s anything you can have without purchasing it, just do it. Do some networking with your relatives and friends to see if there’s any help you can garner from them with regards to them contributing to your wedding plans. Never be shy to ask your friends or relatives to help you out on your big day. Good friends & close family are more than welcome to be a big part of your special day. Keep your options open as this could be in terms of financial or physical aid. If you’ve been a nice person all these while, I’m sure aid will come pouring in once you’ve opened your mouth. So in this case, better start being extra sugary & sweet from now on.

Look out for mundane objects such as ring pillow, wedding accessories, decorations or even traditional customs (trays, merenjis, wedding savors etc) which you could do without buying or renting or get other's expertise (relatives) in cheaper way. Make sure you make your requests known early so that once word gets around, your relatives and friends can keep a lookout for you. Its especially important as there might be some sales or offers which could help you out. Delegate if you got a long list to handle. Get bridesmaids or a helper that can help you sort out these small petty things. If you're on a tight nook, dont sweat on the small stuff.

3.Friends in high places


Forget about pride when comes to big bucks you may able to save. It’s time to open up your phone book and see which friends you’ve got in high places. By that I mean people who are in the marketing industry or have a large network. It also helps if you’ve got friends who are into trading or premiums as they seem to be able to source great ideas and gifts at cheap prices. These friends probably have connections to people who might help you out in your wedding plans such as florists, wedding planner, event crew, freelance photographers, musicians/singer, classic car collector and etc. Plus you might even get good bargains + great ideas all together at once!

You’ll soon begin to realize the power of networking will help reduce your wedding bill by a big margin. Every penny saved is a penny kept for a rainy day or romantic honeymoon. Heck, you might even be lucky enough to get freebies.  Needless to say, some wheeling-dealing and a big personal recommendation from  friends got me beautiful floral arrangements, candle stands and d├ęcor for my wedding venue completely free! Of course I bought my friend a good dinner for his help! The best part is sometimes you find the least expecting resources in people you least expected.

4. The internet Age

Needless to say in the age of blogs and forums, every bride-to-be has scoured the internet for the best tips and resources. They find refuge in fellow netizens who are walking the same journey towards their big day.
Other than collating information on the best deals in town, it doesn’t hurt to find out if there’s any common ground which both of you could share on. If you want to find the best tips around, do your homework and don't be lazy to read wedding blogs, forums & reviews. For all you know you may learn from their experience and not repeat their mistakes.

Scout for new talented people (amateur or semi-prefessional photographer, videographer, singer/ musician band, emcee, photoshop, designer, makeup artiste etc) The semi-s costs much lesser since they're still building up their names. Just make sure its based on recomendation or testrun first (if makeup artise, hair etc). Who knows perhaps in 5 years time, they gona be well-known and then you can say "Hey i pick em' first before they got huge" Our April 2011 issue featured bride chose makeup artise Deq' Sha & designer Jovian Mandagie before they got famous! Also dont be shy to open your mouth and ask friends who are also in the same boat to book the vendors together. As there are some service providers that do provide discounts if they get multiple bookings (eg photographers, videographers, etc).

5.Think smart, not hard

Trade secrets can be useful when planning your wedding. Did you know that flowers generally cost more during the period near festivals and important occasions like Mother’s Day & Valentine's day? So it is also important to note that your selection of flowers should also tie in with those which are in season. Costs for hiring musicians, wedding band and emcee also rise due to the increase in demand on such dates. Plan your important day away from these occasions if possible. Another important dates are the school holidays seasons. Notice that wedding season always fall during school holidays. Consider that it might be good to have your wedding when everyone (relatives & children) can be around but on the other hand, it also can be difficult to book venues when everyone else is also eyeing on those dates the same time.

It’s becoming common knowledge that wedding lunches (perhaps buffet style) are much cheaper than dinners. Moreover, the restaurant can cater to the same menu as the dinner banquet at a lower cost since it’s all about economies of scale for them. This means good news you don’t have to compromise on the quality of your wedding banquet. Look at the bride side; wedding buffet style is much more relaxing as it allows guests to mingle around and ample time for traditional ceremonies.

Wedding dresses and night dresses all have a fashion lifespan. If you plan to buy a dress, be sure to ask when is the new batch of dresses coming in. Chances are the old batch of dresses will be sold at a considerable discount once the arrival for the new season’s fashion is in. Make friends with the outlet supervisor and she might even throw in a staff discount (up to 30%) for you if you’re nice to her. I’ve done it before and you can do it too! Don’t be shy to ask for a favour from a stranger, they’re probably too nice to refuse you if you can convince them their help means a lot to you.

6. A person learns best from history

A practical way to save some money is to ask your married friends! Especially the fresh newlyweds whom has just went through the same load from wedding planning. And no doubt everyone has a no. 1 regret on their wedding budget and wedding dos. Just round them up and ask them this question – If they could cut a cost from their wedding, what would it have been and what was their solution to it?
You would be surprised at all the nuggets of information you could get from them to help you with your budget. I’ve heard about stories of invitation of too many guests, improper allocation and unnecessary flowers or decorations which no one took much notice in the end.

7.Already planning for your honeymoon?

Paris or Malaysia
How about the Twin Towers instead of this one?

A little budgeting goes a long way to keep you out of debt. We came to realize that the money saved could have extended our honeymoon by a few days or gotten us to a more exotic destination. Remember, your big day goes by in a flash and you probably will not recall much of it until you watch the video. If you invested your savings into that new king size bed or fabulous silk satin sheets, you would have looked back and thanked me for it. Hope this helps! cheers :)