Find your Dream Dress from Madison James

A few weeks ago, we shared a little about the 2015 Madison James Bridal collection, and we’ve been so excited for their trunk shows all over the country! If you haven’t had a chance to see these stunning designs in person, there’s still time!

In the coming months, we’ll be working closely to style the absolutely beautiful Madison James Bridal collection. The 2015 Spring Collection has blown us away, and we simply can’t get enough of the ethereal designs that are flawlessly paired with vintage silhouettes. Madison James gowns are perfect for the modern bride who is looking for a wedding gown that will stand the test of time and that she can pass on for generations to come.

Delicate and romantic, the Madison James spring lookbook includes designs that have been inspired by vintage textiles, lace, intricate floral embroidery, and classic wedding silhouettes. Whether you’re looking for a full ball gown, or a more form-fitting design, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect Madison James wedding dress for your dream wedding. Visit Madison James to see their full collection of wedding gowns, and keep coming back as we reveal more of their 2015 Spring Collection!

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12.18.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Morning Sunrise Boudoir Session

We’ve seen some truly beautiful boudoir sessions this year, and this stunning morning sunrise session from Kimberly Seabury and Rebekah Carey of A & B Creative is no exception. We love the idea of going outdoors on the morning of your wedding to soak in your last moments before walking down the aisle. Keep reading for more on their inspiration for this elegant boudoir session.

From Rebekah of A & B Creative:

The concept of a sunrise boudoir session on your wedding day is incredibly apt and a beautiful way to document your last moments before becoming a bride. It also offers you a way to stay present in these special moments of solitude before the wedding day begins. Rising early on your wedding day to capture these moments ensures that you will take the time out of a day of busyness to think about the weight of what this day will bring and offer quiet moments of reflection.

Vintage pieces: Gossamer Vintage | Photography: Kimberly Seabury  | H&MU: Beth Level | Model: Marlie York | Creative Direction and Styling: Rebekah Carey of A & B Creative

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12.17.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Modern Black and White Manor Wedding

We’ll never tire of seeing beautiful black and white weddings. Black tie weddings are classic, elegant, and absolutely timeless. Black looks wonderful on everyone, and a groom looks that much more handsome in a white dinner jacket. Keep reading to find out where the couple found inspiration for their wedding!

From the Couple:

The wedding day was planned with a modern & vintage look in mind. We really wanted to embrace the Edwardian aspects of the manor, but put our own inspirations to work to represent where both of us come from. This ranged from the music we chose, to the brides’ maid dresses/bridal dress, to the liquor we selected, the types of flowers on the stationary, and finally, to the overall vision we had in mind – everything tied back into who we are.

In addition to our personal representations, we had hand picked everything from the decanters for wine & table liquor, to hand crafting the table numbers, invitations, liquor menu, seat guide, hairpiece, and finally, to having a custom dress made. It was a lot of work to bring it together, but it meant a great deal that it came together the way we had envisioned it.

As for the day itself – it turned out to be wonderful weather in a normally rainy month of September. We could not have asked for more ideal circumstances, and it was a pleasure to have our wedding at such a gorgeous (and important) heritage building.

Photographer: Adrian Michael Photography | Florals: Bride and bridesmaids | Calligrapher: Bride | Hair Styling: Chandara Nhoeuk | Makeup: Sheila Pham | Paper Goods: DIY | Venue: The Hycroft, Vancouver BC | Rentals: Provided by Hycroft | Wedding Dress: Designed in collaboration by bride and friend Alison from Manuel Mendoza | Grooms Suit: Asos | Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos

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12.16.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Source Vintage Items from Vintage4Design

Ever wanted help sourcing vintage items for your wedding, event, project, home, photo shoot or business? No time to dedicate to your search? Struggling for knowledge of the best places to look for genuine pieces at a fair price?

Look no further, we’d like to introduce you to Vintage4Design, the vintage concierge service that can help you find those extra special vintage items that you’ve dreamt about for your wedding! Whether you’re a bride or a planner/designer, Vintage4Design, a partnership between lifestyle brand ‘Slayleigh James’ and vintage purveyor ‘Cabootle,’ can help you source items through their extensive network of vintage traders, auction houses and estate management companies. So how does it work? As a bride, you’d let them know what items you’re looking to source for your wedding and their concierge will let you know what they have in stock.

For planners, designers, and stylists requiring multiple vintage pieces, they’ll work with you on a dedicated search to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. As they search, you can provide them with links to any mood boards you’ve created showcasing the looks you’re going for to give their team a better idea of your style. As they source items for you, Vintage4Design will create an online catalog of items they’ve found that match your profile/wish list and you simply let them know which of the items you’d like to purchase. Industry professionals may even sign up for a pro-account giving them special access to Vintage4Design’s extensive inventory before the general public and allowing them to receive discounted, below retail store pricing.

No longer do you have to scour antique stores and flea markets for the perfect thing! It sounds like a dream- someone who actually has the time to shop for the vintage items you want to use in your wedding, and believe it or not, there’s no upfront enrollment or finder fees!

Register today by clicking on and completing their short form here, and see a small sample of what they currently have in stock by visiting their website. Due to the nature of their business many items never make it to their website before selling to designers so it’s best to contact them directly for specific requests. Oh, and need some vintage design inspiration? Check out their lovely tumblr blog or visit them on Pinterest

For any questions, please contact Alex at Vintage4Design at 

Product: CabootleRentals: Found Rentals | Styling: Vintage4Design & Slayleigh James | Photography: Slayleigh James | Location: Techatticup Mining Camp, Nevada

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12.16.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog