Once Wed, Zales, & Beauty Sweet Spot Hangout with Glamour!

I had so much fun speaking with Jeannine from the Beauty Sweet Spot, Angie from Zales, and our guest, Julia, about finding the perfect engagement ring! We had a blast talking about how to pick a ring that fits with your style and personality, the shopping process, and ways to save on your wedding so you can splurge a little on the ring. If you’re looking for fun and easy ways to save, check out our DIY tutorials and our huge selection of preowned wedding dresses. If you’re smart about where you invest, you can have your dream ring and your dream wedding!

If you missed out on our Google Hangout, check out this video to hear the tips and advice we shared with Julia on how to pick the perfect engagement ring! Let us know if you had any other questions!

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05.15.14 / Featured, News Blog

Delicate Vintage Wedding Ideas

We loved these delicate vintage wedding ideas, and would love to see these lovely ideas translated into an entire wedding. Read more from the creatives behind this shoot:

A faint whisper, a memory of once was that glimmers in the back of one’s mind–this was the unfolding of the story that brought us to the beautiful Trinity Institute in Tehuacana, TX. The worn, natural beauty of the landscape and interiors set the ideal scene for our story. Highlighting the pre-existing structures and character of the building paved the path of mixing delicate, simplistic elements with more structured and raw ones. We wanted to tell a story of a minimal, intimate and lovely gathering, and did so using loosely arranged florals in various shades of green, peach, purple and cream in mixed brass and silver vessels, accompanied by an assortment of brass candlesticks.

The incorporation of grey transfer ware, vintage silver flatware and pressed glass goblets allowed the tablescape to remain luxurious yet simplistic and inviting. The bride wore gowns by Monique Lhuillier, and was adorned with a crown and bouquets comprised of hellebores, jasmine, lisianthus poppies, andromeda and fritillaria. The conclusion of the day allowed us to reminisce and reflect on a story that had been told of what once was, and the beauty that it encompassed.

Photographer: Heather Hawkins | Designer & Stylist: Stefanie Miles | Floral Design: Bows & Arrows | Hair & Makeup:  Tracy Melton Artistry | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher  | Gowns: Monique Lhuillier provided by Warren Barron Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

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05.13.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Hangout with Once Wed, Zales, and Glamour Magazine!

Zales_Google+ Promo Post CreativeWe’re so excited to announce that Emily was invited by Glamour Magazine and Zales to participate in a fun Google Hangout next Wednesday May 14! Join Emily Newman and Janine Morris of Beauty Sweet Spot to talk about picking the perfect engagement ring, ring trends, wedding planning, and some fun DIY ideas to help cut down on your wedding budget. Tune into our Google Hangout May 14th at 1pm CST to hang out with Emily, Janine, and experts from Zales! We can’t wait! RSVP here! 

05.12.14 / Featured, News Blog

Organic White and Gold Wedding

When we imagine the perfect intimate winter wedding, we imagine one just like Anna and Perry’s lovely affair in Birmingham, Alabama. Ginny Au, along with Mandy Busby and Cloth of Gold, helped to create a warm and welcoming event full of delicate details that their guests would remember for years to come. We love all of the gold accents and layers of texture from Anna and Perry’s Southern wedding, and we hope you gather some inspiration from their perfectly-inspired day.

From Ginny Au:

Anna & Perry chose a clean and graceful design for their late winter wedding with a winter green, ivory and gold palette and garden inspired florals. The 100 guest reception was designed to create warmth and intimacy, with long estate tables littered with brass taper candles and exquisite pedestal centerpieces. 

Creative Director & Stylist: Ginny Au  | Photographer: Mandy Busby | Floral Design: Cloth of Gold | Paper & Calligraphy: Brown Paper Linen | Venue: Mountain Brook Club | Dress: J Crew Nadia Gown with custom alterations | Shoes:  J Crew Maya Sandals | Veil: Etsy IheartBride | Bridesmaids’ Feather Bracelet: Etsy chainchainchained | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew Heidi Dress | Bride’s Earrings: White Flowers in Birmingham | Bride’s Gold Bracelet: Brides grandmother’s | Engagement Rings: Brides grandmother’s | Wedding Band: Estate Jewelers of Fairhope | Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Mobley and Sons | Groomsmen’s Suits: Mobley and Sons

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05.12.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog