STYLED SHOOT: Eclectic, Boho Wedding Inspo at Cardwell Manor with Julie Roberts Photography

Brides did you know there is a very special place in East Tennessee, steeped in history and rich with Victorian character, that is the perfect venue for eclectic brides searching for something extra amazing for their weddings? Regard the stunning Cardwell Manor with its’ 1890’s George Barber designed Queen Anne home and three acres of lovely grounds:

Cardwell Manor provides a beautiful backdrop for any type of event but most especially for weddings. And, it was the PERFECT setting for a recent Eclectic Styled Shoot utilizing the skills of the many wedding pros who worked to make this inspirational wedding a success. Julie Roberts Photography truly captured the lovely details of this hundred year old property and the moody, boho vibe of the wedding. All the elements which make up a picture-perfect wedding were there: a darling couple, the picturesque venue, a talented photographer, glorious floral arrangements, the most stunning dress & accessories, beautiful tuxes, on point hair & makeup, and delicious food. Yay!

The photo shoot was an engaging and eclectic mix of bohemian and traditional. The pairing of vintage style combined with modern touches highlights the charm and personality of the property, while showcasing the versatility of the venue as a whole. This co-mingling of styles accentuates not only the renovated 1890’s Victorian Manor and upgraded grounds, but also the skills of the many vendors that worked to make this decadent shoot possible. And it demonstrates how an eclectic wedding absolutely rules!

D Garden contributed the absolutely breathtaking & unique floral elements in a traditional Victorian color palette of mustard, vibrant red tones, and varying shades of greens for the shoot.

The lavish bouquet includes tons of greenery which makes the bold colors of the floral elements pop!

How sweet are these bold little bouts?

The lovely bride stuns in a vintage-inspired, bead encrusted, lavish gown by Justin Alexander from The Gilded Gown. (BTW: This incredible gown is currently available at a 50% discount!) The groom rocks a modern cut navy tux with wine tie and tweed vest from the premier local tux service Regal Tuxedo,

We are in love with the intricate details of this wedding dress, aren’t you? Just look at all those beads!

We have to say, this adorable couple looked right at home at the Manor no matter where they stopped to pose; among the hedge rows, gracing the front porch, in front of the floral fountains or posing on the glorious staircase.

The swags of greenery and flowers just blow our minds. Wow!

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The beautiful bride looked FLAWLESS thanks to Makeup Artist Lindsay Conroy from LE Skin & Lash Lab, Hair Stylists from Rock Paper Hair and Personal Styling by Mallori Brooke. (And dress and accessories from The Gilded Gown of course!)

B & G Catering contributed the coolest geode wedding cake, illustrating that modern touches compliment a vintage setting in the best possible way.

We were thrilled to provide the gorgeous gown and bridal accessories for this amazing styled shoot.

We are honored to be part of a community of such talented wedding pros, 

who work hard to make brides’ dreams come true every day.

REAL WEDDING: Rustic Boho Ceremony in East Tennessee #GildedGownBride #TennesseeWedding

We are so, so proud of all of our Gilded Gown Brides. And we just BEAM with happiness when one of our own has their special day recognized NATIONALLY! Beautiful bride Tarah’s Rustic Boho Ceremony was recently featured at BridalPulse.com. Woo-hoo! Congrats Tarah! You so deserve the recognition!!!

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We first met Tarah on the day she found her beautiful dream wedding dress with us. We loved learning more about her and her wedding plans. An avid DIYer and Pinterest Board Aficionado, Tarah shared some of her wedding ideas with us, like her desire to make dream-catchers from vintage lace. And her plan to have a rustic arbor adorned with hand-made ribbon garlands. It is so rewarding to see how lovely her projects turned out for her wedding. Tarah worked hard to make the wedding of her dreams and it is easy to see the love in every DIY! #SheMadeItHappen

Tarah complimented her boho theme with a gorgeous floral crown which incorporated her love of purple! Shanna Tate beautifully styled her hair, and her makeup was photo-ready thanks to Ren Allen! #BeautyTeamsRule

Tarah wanted a relaxed, bohemian atmosphere with a rustic feel. She found the perfect setting for her day at The Millstone, a wedding venue nestled in the picturesque countryside of Limestone, TN. The grounds are filled with natural landscaping, plus the restored antique mill provided a unique ambiance for a truly special day. Her walk down the aisle, under a canopy of trees, was stunning! Her happy hubs-to-be, Shane, watched with adoration. (FYI: Tarah and Shane were introduced by Shane’s Mother!) #ThanksMIL

Tarah and Shane make an adorable couple. Their happiness just shines!!! #TrueLoveIsBeautiful

We LOVE the “love” marquee letters that greet their friends and family members. We also LOVE that the lush greenery and florals by Food City prove that you can get awesome wedding day flowers at a GROCERY STORE! And that sign! Sigh! “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, LOVE, gives us a fairy tale!” #YesWeBelieveInFairyTales

After the touching ceremony, it was time to CELEBRATE. We are very fond of desert tables, and Tarah and Shane’s did not disappoint with tons of cupcakes, pies and cakes. Check out the killer wood slice cake stands! #morecupcakes

One sure-fire way to tell that you are at a GREAT wedding? Personalized wine! Shane and Tarah’s faces are on every bottle! Cupcakes, wine AND dancing? This is a win! #GuestsGotLucky

No matter how much work goes into planning a wedding, it wouldn’t be perfect unless it had the most important ingredient. Love. Love was very evident at Tarah and Shane’s Wedding. Love between the couple was proclaimed in every secret glance, look and smile. #HerEyesWereShining

Congrats to this sweet couple on their amazing, well-planned wedding day! We feel sure they will have a very happy ever after!

The Wedding Pros:

Photo: SoHo Photography | Flowers: Food City | Cake: Donna Hammet Barret | Catering: Food City | Venue: The Millstone | Dress Salon: The Gilded Gown | Hair: Shanna Tate | Makeup: Ren Allen | Music: Sam Kolleh

REAL WEDDING: Intimate Beach Ceremony for Gilded Gown Bride #FamilyWedding #BeachWedding


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We were thrilled to be part of a very romantic and intimate beach wedding that was recently published on BridalPulse. The ceremony took place in picturesque Topsail Island, North Carolina and was beautifully captured by Asher & Emily Photography!

Staci and her groom, Kevin, adore beach vacations. And, it was after a memorable trip to Folly Beach, SC that the couple began planning their dream wedding. In their minds, their day would take place on the beach, in the sand, and be simple and small. They dreamed of renting an ocean front house where their immediate family could stay with them. Their dreams came true on their wedding day, and it unfolded just as they had envisioned with the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and sunny blue skies surrounding them. And the sand in their toes. #beachweddingenvy

The gorgeous bride, Staci, found her amazing Justin Alexander wedding dress here at The Gilded Gown. This low-key lady wanted something with a “vintage feel” that wasn’t too glitzy. Her selection of this lace overlay fit and flare gown fit the bill and worked seamlessly with her low-fuss, beachy vibe.

Staci customized her gown by making a few minor adjustments.

“It had a flower on the front,” Staci recalled. “I had this changed to a different bridal sash and it ended up looking so much better that way. It was the first time I had ever felt like a princess.”

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We love when brides personalize their dresses to fit their wedding vision.

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We love that Mom, barefoot like everyone else, escorted Staci down the sandy aisle.

 

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A bamboo arbor draped with white panels, tropical greenery and bridal white flowers by Surf City Florist framed the ocean view to perfection.

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The couple’s love for one another is evident in every single shot. Awww… to be young, beautiful and in love!!!

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The guests, all close family, surround the couple with love and support. We’re pretty sure they didn’t mind a beach vacay either!

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The cake by The Corner Sweet fit the beach theme with yummy sea glass green frosting along with starfish and shell embellishments. The meal, barbeque, was casual and fun, catered by: Surf City BBQ

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A question many couples ponder is: “Should We Take That First Look, Or Not?”

For this couple, the answer was “Yes!” Staci and Kevin decided they wanted a special moment together before the wedding. Staci explained. “It made the anxiety of the day next to none and really gave us that personal moment to have ‘real expressions’ of seeing each other for the first time.”

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This is our fave shot from their day. Looking outwards toward whatever they will face in life, but holding hands, they will be together through it all. #Sniff

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All the best to this happy couple from all of us at The Gilded Gown!

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THE DETAILS

Wedding Photographer: Asher & Emily Photography | Venue: Topsail Island, North Carolina | Wedding Flowers: Surf City Florist | Cake: The Corner Sweet | Catering: Surf City BBQ | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Dress Salon: The Gilded Gown | Hair & Makeup: Emily Presnell of Asher & Emily Photography | Music: Spotify

WEDDING INSPIRATION: Purple Romance from Lindsey Mae Designs and Blush Creative #PurpleWedding #WeddingOnFleek


We were thrilled to be recently published on Bride Link! The Gilded Gown was selected to provide the perfect bridal gown for a recent wedding photo shoot  held at The Standard, a distinctive event space in the heart of downtown Knoxville, beautifully styled by Lindsey Mae Designs and photographed by Blush Creative Photography.

The creative force behind the shoot, Lindsey had a clear idea of what kind of wedding she wanted: “When coming up with a vision for our styled shoot I wanted to create something that was different than most shoots you see this season! The Standard was the perfect venue with the natural wood floors & the vintage walls. When my ideas started coming together I was looking outside the boxes of normal flowers to find what would come in shades of purple.” 

Lindsey, along with her co-vendors, produced a stunning tableaux of dark wood, lush greenery, pops of silver, succulents, all shades of purple and DONUTS! Heck yeah!!!

Here’s a close up of the lovely, lovely hand-crafted donuts provided by Makers Donuts in Knoxville, TN. Lindsey wanted to find a fun alternative to a traditional wedding cake, and she nailed it with these blueberry confections!

An abundant swag of greenery coupled with two rustic signs, transforms simple folding chairs into a stunning focal point.

Romance and whimsy abound in the beautifully colorful styled wedding.  We adore how Lindsey utilized bold blues, plums, lavender, combined with both modern and vintage details and lush florals to bring her vision to life.  From the wood floors to the vintage walls, natural elements and purple details make this shoot an absolute dream! This spectacular tablescape incorporates all the elements in a stunning way.

The pops of silver and green really enhance the power of purple! We love, love, love the delicately hued china courtesy of Sassy Settings and furnishings from Anderson Rental Company.

 

The adorable couple! The groom is dressed to the nines by Prestige Tuxedo and, of course, the gorgeous bride wears a stunning English Net ballgown (designed by Sweetheart) with a darling net handkerchief layered skirt from The Gilded Gown. Oh, and that AMAZING bouquet is all thanks to Echelon Florist:

 

The beautiful bride, whose look was the artistry of the crew at Bangs and Blush:

We are so honored to have participated with so many talented co-vendors. Knoxville has a fabulous array of wedding professionals.

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Photography:  Blush Creative Photography  | Tuxedo:  Prestige Tuxedo  | Gown: The Gilded Gown  | Event Designer:  Lindsey Mae Designs | Donuts:  Maker’s Donuts

Other Vendors:

Venue:  The Standard  | Beauty:  Bangs and Blush  | China Settings:  Sassy Settings | Rentals: Anderson Rental Company  Floral Design: Echelon Florist 

INSPIRATION: Nudie Cohn’s Nudie Suits and our Azzure Couture #FloralEmbroideredGown #NudieSuitDress

Welcome to our ode to one of the best clothing designers, EVER, the flamboyantly-amazing Nudie Cohn. Nudie was born in Russia, but immigrated to the US with a dream to become a tailor. While traveling across the US he stopped in Minnesota at a boarding house, and it was there that he met his future wife Bobbie. Together they made a move to New York City where Nudie found a job as a burlesque costume designer. Eventually the young couple made their way out to California where they began making clothes out of their garage. Nudie, who had always loved watching the old westerns and seeing the American cowboys, had himself a life-changing idea. Nudie decided to approach several country stars and offer to make them suits. His charm and personality won the day and he actually talked his way into becoming a world famous designer. Word got around and his reputation grew. By the 1950s Nudie had opened his own shop in Hollywood and convinced Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to let him be their custom tailor. Roy Rogers is credited with making Nudie’s gaudy, glittery suits acceptable for cowboys. Nudie went on to design the most over-the-top decorative rhinestone-encrusted, floral embroidered suits, known as “Nudie Suits” for music royalty and celebs alike.

 

 

Nudie had a style all his own. He wore his own crazy-cool suits around town, but always wore a mismatched pair of boots to keep himself grounded and to remember his humble beginnings when he could not even afford a pair of matching shoes. To learn more about this spectacular sartorial genius visit The Official Nudie’s Website.

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As Nudie’s reputation grew more and more stars had to have their own customized rhinestone cowboy suits, like Porter Wagner,Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Elton John, Keith Richards and Sly Stone.

Even modern-day celebs, like Kesha, love themselves some Nudie action:

When Gilded Gown owner, Jacqui Wadsworth, saw this Azzure Couture gown at market she was instantly reminded of Nude’s ostentatious extravagance. Currently available in store in blush or black this lavishly embroidered floral gown features all the flash that Nudie loved.

Side note: Jacqui has a personal connection with the Nudie brand, as she actually met with Bobbie Cohn and sold her thread many years ago. How cool is that?

We love folks who embrace their own style and don’t mind strutting around in out of the ordinary looks. If you are feeling the love for this heroic designer and would like to try a Nudie Suit inspired gown, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown. We wish we could come pick you up in one of Nudie’s customized convertibles….

 

And one more thing, NUDIE also designed the famed GOLD LAME suit for Elvis. YEAH! We certainly feel a kinship with a man who makes a golden, gilded suit such as this. Thank you Nudie for your legacy. We love you!

All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

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We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls?

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We are happy to see the return of old school glamour in the bridal gown designs we’ve spotted at the apparel markets lately. Heavy satin dresses with major embellishments and beading! And, it is so refreshing to see the theme reflected in the style brides are deciding on for their special day too. This spring will witness lots of weddings filled with glitz, bling and foof.

A Glam Wedding is the chance to go ALL OUT. A Glam Wedding means that the answer to the question , “Is this TOO much?” is ALWAYS  “of course not!” The kind of wedding where the perfect shoes are these by Jimmy Choo:

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AMAZING, RIGHT????

Perhaps your wedding won’t include a giant white tent filled with twinkle lights, glittering chandeliers and the captivating hues of blush and gold, but you can certainly take inspiration from this glamorous image, ne c’est pas? And you can incorporate the ideas on a smaller scale for your event.21 Glitzy Gold Wedding Ideas:

Opulent floral arrangements, ornate candelabras and luxe linens are always a ritzy choice.

For you All Out Glam Wedding Reception make sure you have lots of metallics, beads, pearls, floral arrangements and chandeliers! Think “More is MORE!” And then add a little bit extra. Layers of opulence equals an over the top glamour!

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For this extravagant theme, please consider a white tuxedo jacket and classic black bow tie for your groom. It is so old-school and handsome!

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We love the vintage vibe and great glamorous inspiration below, courtesy of Ashley Elizabeth Designs.

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Glam teardrop earrings and a beaded hair clip are the perfect accessories for this style. [We have this Mariell hair clip at The Gilded Gown.]

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This opulent custom bouquet with lots of  jeweled embellishments is just so perfect for a glam wedding. For your very own handmade bouquet we suggest the uber-talented artistry of Sarah Brobst Designs.

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Golden cupcakes crafted to look as if they are real satin roses and elevated on individual gilded stands is elegant to the extreme. [Side note: I might try to DIY some of these cupcake stands with dollar tree items. Stay tuned…]Image result for pinterest gilded cupcakes

We think this beaded strapless stunner by Justin Alexander will fit in at the most elegant of occasions. We have several gorgeous elaborately beaded wedding gowns in store at The Gilded Gown!

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For your upcoming wedding we invite you to come share your dreams and ideas with us at The Gilded Gown. We love to hear what styles you are incorporating for your special day.

And, if you are still searching for the perfect dress for your wedding, give us a call at 865-329-4905. We will schedule a one-on-one fitting with one of our professional stylists. We have all sizes from 000-36 on the floor, plus tons of gorgeous accessories and veils.

 

Kate Spade Giveaway on Valentine’s Day. Enter now! WE LOVE YOU! #KateSpadeGiveaway

Hello Loves!

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How would you like to win this gorgeous, brand new, bright red, lovely Kate Spade tote?

You’d like it very much, right?

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Well you are in luck because we are having the BEST GIVEAWAY EVER for Valentine’s Day.

…because we love you so much, and we love Kate Spade so much,

and we are having major feels for our Gilded Gown Girls!

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But, you’ll have to earn this ladies. We have been working very hard on our social media game and want to improve our stats even more. We win, You might possibly win. And, you are much more likely to win if you enter.

To Enter, Please Show Us Some Major Love:

  1. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheGildedGown/
  2. Like us on our other Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GildedGownCurvy
  3. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thegildedgown/
  4. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/thegildedgown
  5. Follow us on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/thegildedgown/
  6. Follow us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/gildedgown/featured
  7. Once you’ve completed all of the above (remember it could be very worth it!), please comment below with your name and email address.

Contest closes on 2/13/17.

The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day! The lucky, lucky winner will need to pick up the gorgeous, bright red Kate Spade tote at the Gilded Gown at Knoxville Center Mall. We are open seven days a week: 11 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and from Noon – 6 pm on Sunday.

Meantime, if you need a dress for any special occasion from wedding to prom, please come see us.

For more lovely Kate Spade products, please click here. (You’ll probably need the matching wallet.)

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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! We are very excited!!!!!

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
-Thoreau

Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art

BY JOHN KEATS

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art

Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,

And watching, with eternal lids apart,

Like nature’s patient sleepless eremite,

The moving waters at their priestlike task

Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,

Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask

Of snow upon the mountains and the moors;

No yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,

Pillow’d upon my fair love‘s ripening breast,

To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,

Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,

Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,

And so live ever or else swoon to death.

Read more about Bright Star, Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art by John Keats Analysis & Poem by www.poemofquotes.com

 

Prom 2017 is ON at The Gilded Gown – From the Designer To The Runway To You!!!!

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Prom 2017 is ON at The Gilded Gown! We are absolutely thrilled with the excitement generated by prom girls shopping in 2017. Word is out, because we’ve had shoppers from five states, our prom registry is filling up and it is just January 18th! Our team scoured the markets in Chicago, New York and Atlanta to find the very best prom styles for you! Our owner, the awesome Jacqui, met with the designers, carefully studied the latest trends and took into account what our girls want for this year. The 2017 Prom Gowns are arriving every day at The Gilded Gown and they are GORGEOUS!

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This year we have more exclusive designers than ever before! We have more styles on the floor! We have all sizes from 000-36! And we have the best staff, eager to help you find your dream dress! Come visit us to find your YES dress for prom this year.

We have easy layaway terms, a fun atmosphere, and the most gorgeous gowns we’ve ever had in store! We are located in Knoxville Center Mall (downstairs near Sears) and we are open Seven Days A Week: Mon-Sat from 11 am to 7 pm and Sun from Noon to 6 pm.

Please enjoy the following photos of some of the amazing styles we have available this year. These were taken at our recent fashion show held in conjunction with Gage Talent, Knoxville Center Mall and were shot by the amazing Isbill Photography.

We saw floral prints and embroidery at all the market fashion shows, so we made sure to bring tons of this on-trend style to our runway and store. Florals Rule!

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Lovely lace is very popular this year, and we love how many beautiful options we’ve got in store for you:

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Two Piece Gowns are still on trend this year, and how fun is this shimmery beaded bodice on the left?

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How about this two piece style with,,,PANTS? What!!! How awesome.

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We invite you to come see for yourselves what an amazing selection of gowns we have.

 

 

Bridal Nail Trends for 2017 #NegativeSpaceNails #BridalNeutralNails #ModernMetallicNails

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We are love-love-loving the latest trends for nails this spring. From Grownup Metallics to Ladylike Neutrals and Negative Space Nails these fashion forward styles will have your wedding nails on point!

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Upgrade the glittery sparkle you adore to a sophisticated level with a modern metallic nail. A refined way to rock a precious metal manicure is to use a rose gold tip, or perhaps a simple silver line, or even a metallic French accent over a neutral base.

Sally Hansen partnered with designer Phillip Lim for his Spring 2017 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week to produce this marvelous metallic look which features a platinum polish over a white base. Sooo pretty! This look works for an Icy Winter look too. Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador and famous Instagram Nail Artist, explains how she designed this amazing nail, “Keeping in mind the various references of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2017 collection from Western to Victorian, we came up with a nail that is accessible yet elevated. Not just a solid color, but a white with a metallic overlay. The nail is painted in two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Let’s Snow and then lightly brushed on top with strokes of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party. The result is an optical, three-dimensional texture. The metallic is inspired by the hardware, elaborate studding, and zippers from the collection.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

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Another gorgeous look is a neutral base with a sprinkle of glam gold glitter at the nail base. J’adore!!!

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Ladylike Neutrals

A pleasant, demure shade of neutral is always in style and a great look for brides. A very sweet selection is Essie’s “Ballet Slippers”  an affordable option, available at Target for $8.99.

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OPI is a powerhouse brand that also offers well-priced neutrals.

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Check out this fabulous neutral offered at Sephora by Christian Louboutin in “The Nudes” for $50, available here. No way can we afford the red-soled shoesies, but we do think the splurge for designer lacquer is worth it for a wedding day look.  You’ll look fabulous on your day, plus that polish will deliver great neutral nails and enjoyment way after your wedding. And, how amazing will this GORG bottle look on your vanity tray! YES!

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The New French

French manicures have been brought into the 2017s with a bang of color. How adorable is this take on the classic featuring different shades of pastels on the tips? Very cute for a spring ceremony and perfect for your mismatched maids!

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We are obsessed with this french-inspired matte silver nail with a shiny silver tip. (Plus, don’t you agree that ANY hand clutching ANYTHING Chanel is gonna look tres magnifiqué?)

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Negative Space

Artsy girls, hipsters and trendsetters alike are sporting the uber-cool negative space nails. We love how a lack of color can provide an abundance of style. Nail That Design is winning with this bridal white design.

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And we want to marry this adorable polka dotted negative space nail design with a tiny pink bow. In fact, it is so cute we are gonna have to call it a positive space design!

Color Block

Another trend that is showing up on the nails of the stylish is colorful and mod color blocking. The tri-block below is rocking three trends: neutrals, color blocking AND glitter. Love!

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And, for colorful weddings, we think these two designs are pretty cool. Especially the rainbow chevron! Very fun!!

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Happy Beautiful Wedding Day nails to you! Time to end this post ‘cuz we are making an appointment for a mani!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Rustic Industrial Winter Wedding in Tennessee #RusticIndustrialFarmWedding

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Are you dreaming of a winter wedding? If so, we think you will be majorly inspired by this gorgeous styled wedding.

The creative force behind ZStudio Events, the lovely Morgan Zacheretti, recently collaborated with tons of experts in the wedding industry to produce a wonderful winter wedding shoot with a rustic industrial feel. Morgan explains, “I knew I wanted to do a winter wedding shoot, but after a site visit to Cedar Pond Farms, I knew I had to expand on their Industrial Farm style.  I brought in darker colors, black and burgundy, and accented with white.  Including classic and sometimes very simple elements when I style is something I always try to do.  In this shoot, simple elements were the all white place settings and antique lumber carts. This shoot was a dream and I owe it all to the vendors for helping me bring it to life.”

We think Morgan’s impressive vision was perfectly captured by the extraordinary talent at Blush Creative Photography.

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Cedar Pond Farms, a beautiful Tennessee farm, located just 25 miles outside of Knoxville and 35 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee provided the striking backdrop. Cedar Pond Farms offers a unique combination of rustic and sophisticated: the farmland outside is rustic and added a natural, wintery feel to the shoot, the exterior of the barn exudes southern farm charm and the interior is exquisite and adaptable to many styles…just the right place for an East Tennessee wedding.

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And, of course, we feel our well-priced Justin Alexander bridal gown is a luxurious choice for any bride.  Loaded with all the loveliest details including lace, illusion panels, AND ruching; this sweet wedding dress is a winter wedding WIN! [Remember: If you are on the hunt for your very own gorgeous wedding gown, please make an appointment to come visit us at The Gilded Gown!]

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The rustic industrial style is evident inside the barn with the raw wood and wire twin stair cases shown below. The gorgeous swags of greenery and glamorous table arrangements are courtesy of Lisa Foster Floral Design. Lisa is a truly amazing floral designer and a super nice lady too. (She made the splendid bridal bouquet as well.)

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We adore the touches of hand-lettered artisan calligraphy courtesy of Janet Kasper at Baltic Studios.

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The stunning bride’s makeup was accomplished by Shiela Moore and her bridal “do” was the work of  Desilee Cassidy. Love, love, love the bold, burgundy lip and loose tendrils.__blushcreativephotography_img0293_low

Sugarbuzz Bakers  provided the deliciously beautiful custom cakes well-suited to the occasion. We love the simplicity of the “naked” cakes offset by the beauty of just a few flowers.

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Isn’t the bride soooo beautiful? She looks amazing! And so does her Gilded Gown wedding dress!!!

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We leave you with tons more pics of this wonderland of winter wedding inspiration:

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Photography : Blush Creative Photography | Designer: Zstudio Events | Florals: Lisa Foster Floral Design | Rentals : Anderson Rental Company | Wedding Gown: The Gilded Gown | Makeup Artist: Shiela Moore | Hair Designer: Desilee Cassidy | Calligraphy: Baltic Studios | Venue: Cedar Pond Farms |Cake : Sugarbuzz Bakers