Catbird NYC: Perfect Engagement Rings  

So I’m always on the hunt for new, pretty, sparkly baubles that I can add to my collection and I stumbled upon this company based out of Brooklyn, NY. Catbird NYC makes the most unique albeit perfect dainty little rings that I have completely fallen in love with! Take a look and see what you think! 

Downton Abbey Wedding Fashion

The gang’s all here: Mary, Edith and Rose! I didn’t want to post anything about he weddings until the succession of the beloved show and I was so fortunate to see some of the gorgeous costumes in person at an exhibition at the Biltmore.  Here are all the wedding gowns showcased in Downton Abbey, and okay- real talk, Rose’s is my favorite (gotta love all that sparkle!). 


Kendra & Brandon get “Murried” in 2 months!!! 

I can’t imagine a more perfect couple, to tell you the truth. Kendra and Brandon are truly made for each other. You know those gorgeous couples they put in picture frames, yep- thats K & B. If everyone had just a little bit of the love that he showers her with, the world would be a better place.  


 I first met Kendra at work, she sold prom gowns and I sold wedding gowns.  We instantly became friends. Kendra is one of the most genuine people I know with a huge heart to go along with it.  Kendra is one of four gorgeous sisters; their mom raised them well!  I remember a customer in the store whispering and then asking me if that was her…here’s the thing, I don’t have cable, so I had no idea. You might recognize her family from the TV show Preacher’s Daughters. 

Here’s the thing: I wanted to be Kendra’s friend because she was sweet and fun to be around. I never knew that we would be so close as time went on…

I first met Brandon at the shop too. I think he randomly came in to say hello, and what a hello that was.  Brandon is not only good looking, he’s got the absolute best personality and biggest heart to go along with him. His mother raised him well, to say the least. He actually appeared in my photo shoot if you remember… 

 Kendra and Brandon moved to Hawaii last year, and let me just tell you- if there’s a more perfect place for a couple, this is it. They are constantly posting pictures of their adventures on the island; surfing, hiking, jumping off cliffs, and my favorite: the proposal.








 Setting the perfect scene: Brandon pulled out all the stops for this proposal which included the most perfect Hawaiian sunset, a swing, fresh Hawaiian flowers and pictures and quotes from their family and friends. Needless to say, she said yes… Want more juicy engagement details…click here

Their wedding is set for September 25, 2015 and I can’t wait! They are getting married under a big tree, which if you know them, is completely perfect. Their families and friends will be in attendance and I expect to feel a lot of love in the air that day…this wedding has been a long time coming and I’m just so lucky to be honored as a guest at the wedding. 
Congratulations Kendra & Brandon. 

Photography credits: Connection Photography, Kendra Koloff

A Modern Vintage Styled Shoot

Antiques, exposed brick and raw, natural beauty were the inspiration for my Modern Vintage Shoot. Lace dresses and fluffy tulle skirts were the perfect pairing and gowns came pouring in from Kleinfeld Bridal, Concord Wedding Center, Matthew Christopher and Kimberly Pixton Couture.

The City Club, a local venue here in Concord, NC was the first stop in our photo shoot. The approximate capacity is around 600-1000 and this venue is simply beautiful. I am a huge fan of exposed brick, and this venue was simply stunning.

Items shown in the City Club Images are as follows:
-Allure Bridals “9051
(This dress can be found locally at Concord Wedding Center)
-Tuxedo from Jim’s Formal Wear at Concord Wedding Center
-Bouquet by Linda Gibson
-Lighted backdrop by Concord Wedding Center
-Jewelry borrowed from Pixton Couture
Pnina Tornai “32933053” (Can be found only at Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Cymbeline”
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery
Claire Pettibone “Alchemy” (Gown provided by Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Table Design by Linda Gibson
-Design & Decor by Concord Wedding Center
Matthew Christopher “Juliet”

The next location we shot at was an old warehouse. It’s chippy paint and exposed brick were a charming touch that was so perfectly contrasted with the gowns.

Items shown in the Warehouse Images are as follows:
Pixton Couture “Marianne”
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Jewelry provided by Pixton Couture

The Depot is a “pickers paradise” when it comes to all things antique, old, and shabby chic- a perfect setting for my shoot. I found a diamond in the rough when deciding to set one of the locations at The Depot at Gibson Mill.

Items shown in the Depot at Gibson Mill Images are as follows:
Maggie Sottero “Sonata” (Gown courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Ballantyne”
Amanda Wakeley “Cleopatra” (Gown Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery

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25 Reasons to Drop Everything and BUY the April/May Brides Magazine!

I’m a huge Brides Magazine fan and this issue was so beautiful I had to share! 1. Because I said so! 2. Those Watters bridesmaids gowns are actually okay to wear again! 3. That Liancarlo lace gown is ridiculously amazing! … Continue reading

Castle’s Kate Beckett in a Wedding Dress!

Okay, if you are a Castle fan, you probably are swooning over the Dress Beckett wears in tonight’s episode!

Designed by Castle’s costume designer Luke Reichle. His design would easily sell for over $30,000 given the attention to detail including French silver bullion lace, silk taffeta and an organza skirt that would make any bride say yes!

Now, drum roll please…



Are you dying yet?! It’s amazing! Totally perfect for Beckett, elegant, beautiful, modern, sleek, sophisticated, and a little shy.