Escape to the beach, pack a picnic and say 'I do' along the way. Why not? A wedding doesn't have to be an elaborate party. It just needs to be all the things you wish for it to be.
New Zealand-based, Rue de Seine does it again with their Love Spell collection. Epic fabrics and completely unique silhouettes define a group of gowns so gorgeous you can't look away. Blake stands out with her cotton crochet lace and fitted slhouette. The open back and arm bands, both trimmed in tassels, are awe-inspiring.
We are swooning over this romantic hair and makeup by Beauty and the Blush Artistry. The loose hair embellished with Italian ruscus greenery paired against the subtle rose makeup feels ultra-romantic. This look is only enhanced by the other soft pastel hues in this shoot by Lauren Peele Photography and stylist, Lindsey Brunk. We loved the mixed peachy-pinks and the way the makeup works in harmony with the rest of the styling.
Emily Riggs Bridal is one of our all-time favorite designers. The gowns are unique, magical, romantic, and truly one-of-a-kind. The textures and colors never cease to amaze us, and the Genova gown is no exception. The silhouette features a plunging V in both the front and back, long fish tail train, and scalloped hem, all in watercolor lace in blue and blush. Dreamy. Quite possibly the best part about this gown? It is handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Looking for a special signature cocktail for your summer wedding? This grapefruit mojito will have all your guests asking for the recipe. Good news is, you'll be able to share it. Best Friends for Frosting got this one right, it is absolultely delicious and refreshing to boot.
GRAPEFRUIT MOJITO RECIPE
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons water
20 sprigs of fresh mint
4 tablespoons lime juice
2 ounces white rum
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
4 ounces sparkling water
Slices of grapefruit and extra mint sprigs for garnish
Ice as needed
Add sugar and water to a saucepan and bring mixture to a simmer, cooking until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
Add fresh mint and lime juice to a glass and muddle. The lime helps break down the mint and bring out the flavor.
Top each glass with ice
Pour in rum, grapefruit juice, and half sugar mixture, and stir
Top each glass with a splash of sparking water, slices of grapefruit, and a sprig of mint!
Simple in structure, yet ornate with its abstract rose embroidery, this nude-lined sheath wedding gown is wildy romantic. This comes as no surprise since any Grace Loves Lace gown basically has our heart. We love Rosa's fitted silhouette and fresh ivory tone, and how the oversized stencil rose embroidery is complemented by a layer of geometric lace, bringing texture to the pattern. The v-back drops into an almost-three foot train with an edge that follows the rose pattern, and a conceled finger loop. Rosa is extremely limited and handmade to order.
We are loving the unique qualities of a metallic copper mixed into your wedding palette. Pair with shades of soft pink for feminine feels. Copper flatware and candlesticks tucked into hand-dyed blush runners, and mauve roses galore, the look is super romantic. Style copper into your hairpiece and you've threaded the theme right through.