1. Political sensibilities be damned, we all speculated over the former first daughter's fashion choices before the big day in Rhinebeck last weekend. Now that a few pics are out, we had to weigh in.
Love loved Chelsea's Vera Wang gown, especially the lacy crystal belt. The full but light skirt flattered her very slim figure by adding a little volume, and the delicate jewelry choices are elegant and timeless.
The former first lady chose a berry off-the shoulder number by Oscar de la Renta. When the first photos were released, showing slightly more than a head shot, we were impressed by the saturated and feminine color choice. The full-length shots reveal the downfall of what could have been a perfectly lovely ensemble. We would elaborate, but well, when you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.
2. Not sure how it slipped through the cracks around here, but somehow we've been missing out on Nonpareil. In case you have too, do youself a favor and check it out. The online magazine is rife with inspiration collected into theme-based issues - the latest was "A Silver Screen Soiree." The real gems are the templates that are free to download, including entire invitation suites, incredibly cute favor packaging, and other paper goodies.
3. Button downs are the perennial choice for bridal pampering. When brides opt to borrow a well loved shirt from their groom for for sentimental value on top of easy, classic styling, well that's just icing on the three-tiered cake. Photo below from MangoRed, by way of GREYlikesweddings.
4. We saw these bud vases and thought they were just screaming to be highlighted at a reception, either grouped together for a multi-colored centerpiece or lined up in rows on an escort card table. These are fun and funky, but not so distracting that they'll take the emphasis away your flowers.
5. Seems like we've been seeing more and more photos of brides showing hints of color under their dresses with dyed crinoline. We sort of like the notion of breaking up the sea of white. What do you think? Polka dots and rainbows might not work for you, but a layer of a pastel could give the peekaboo kind of color you're looking for.