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We’re SO excited about the new collection by Bill Levkoff – it’s absolutely GORGEOUS, as usual! We are happy to announce that there are new bridesmaids, social occasion, flower girl and junior bridesmaid styles added to the website, for easy ordering and reliable service from one of the most reputable companies in the social dress world. Don’t forget to use code: 15OFFBL during your checkout so that your additional discount is applied off of our already affordable prices!

 

Our latest style board is inspired by  a past episode of “My Fair Wedding”, featuring the ever-impressive, Mr. David Tutera. For that episode’s challenge, he was faced with the task of bringing his bride Monique’s butterfly and rainbows-inspired wedding from the kindergarten-esque turn it was heading into a more sedate and elegant affair. Now, while the concept of having butterflies as a main wedding theme is absolutely fabulous, it’s also a theme that can go from glam to kitschy in the blink of an eye, mostly because there is just SO much stuff out there that’s butterfly-themed that one can truly go overboard without even trying to do so.

The trick to making a butterfly-themed event an elegant success is to play up the delicate nature of the butterfly, but to do so with a light touch and don’t give in to the temptation to get too heavy-handed. You don’t have to have everything completely smothered in butterflies. Try looking at some of the colors and using those along with the images of the butterflies so that you end up with a more cohesive palette. You can also play up the spring/butterfly theme in your menu, such as with the starter of rainbow chard or having the cotton candy martini as a signature drink.

Taking a cue from Mr. David, we decided to see how well we could come up with a butterfly/sky themed idea board and we think we did pretty darn well, if we may say so! {Patting ourselves on the backs}. Here’s some of our selections to work into your special event as well as where to find them on the web! We know you’ll have a ton of fun putting your butterfly party together!

Hugs & High Heels!

Kay & Kimberly

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2012's Color of the Year is..... Tangerine!

 

This year’s Color of the Year brings a fiery vibrancy to any event and will leave you with a sense of warmth and summertime sun even if around you is nothing but wintertime blues. while the official IT color is Pantone’s Tangerine Tango, you can create a look that’s uniquely you by playing up the various shades and gradients along the color line. Try mixing Clementine, Firecracker and Mandarin along with the Tangerine to give your next event a definite pop of color and a splash of citrus burst!

"I Fall For You" style board; Designed by Two Chic Chicks

"I Fall For You" style board; Designed by Two Chic Chicks. March 2012.

 

Fall is one of our favorite times of  the year. The colors are vibrant, the air is crisp and if you reside  in someplace that gets a good amount of heat annually (like Texas, for instance), fall can be the perfect time of the year to host an outdoor fete because it’s not too hot nor is it too cold to have your guests mingle around outside.

The vibrancy of the shades during fall lends itself to a full display of colors that are on fire with their intensity – a palette of reds, coppers, golds and oranges justy waiting to be trabsformed into a nature-inspired event that will delight you and your guests with equal fervor.

To set the tone of a fall-themed wedding, make sure that you send out the perfect invitation. The one we chose is a foldover design with an espresso envelope, ivory invitation and an elegantly embossed brocade design in tangerine (this year’s “IT” color, by the way). The tone is set further with perfectly coordinating attire for the bridal party; a haute couture – yet totally affordable – wedding gown that’s stunning on both a runway and in an outdoor wedding; glitzy accessories; a birch “bark” wedding cake; and lavish, fall fabulous decorations which can include rented birch trees (if the budget allows, of course). For the reception, bring the fall theme to the table with seasonally-inspired edibles such as a blood orange salad and an apple-based signature cocktail and end the evening with maple syrup favors for your guests!

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Hawaiian Luau style board

We’ve been fans of by David Tutera‘s impressive creations for a long while and recently sat through a weekend-long marathon of his show, My Fair Wedding on WEtv. The result is a new-found appreciation for glam and gala, and we’re happy to say that our creative juices have been reawakened. Thank you, David for that little bit of motivation that we were needing!

Our board was inspired by David’s magical Hawaiian Luau wedding that he created for his bride, Kristin. Shades of pinks such as fuchsia, rose and magenta, all blend together for a color scheme that speaks of the flowers in the tropics. Bamboo furniture, orchids, and even a signature cocktail add the needed extra-special elements to have you and your guests feel as if you were transported to a private tropical oasis.

Just because you aren’t able to engage the services of David Tutera for your wedding, doesn’t mean that you can’t create your own fabulous day on a budget. Our resource list will be able to help you make your tropical wedding dreams come true!

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