Saturday, 31 December 2011

Bling in the New Year

The holiday season comes to a close with the much anticipated New Year's Eve! On December 31st, we'll pop champagne, toast to memories of the past year (so many good ones!) and cheers to the fabulous 2012 ahead!

NYE also acts as another excuse to get all dolled up (like we really need one, anyways)! Your frock of choice will depend on the evening's plan and destination, but nevertheless, a little sparkle to mark the year's end is always fabulous.

Celebrate in style when that clock strikes twelve by sporting these gorgeously glamorous gems.

Lauren G. Adams - Two Tone Black Onyx and Gold Tone Large Chain Necklace
Otazu - Crystal Teardrop Pendant Pearl Necklace

Privileged - Antique Style Locket Necklace

Ben Amun - Lucite Ice Cubes Necklace

Yochi - Layered Chain and Fabric Rhinestone Necklace
Andara - Faceted Red Agate Multi-Strand Necklace
Belargo - Silvertone Opera Drop Earrings

Marc - Red Tiger's Eye Teardrop Earrings
Miguel Ases - Medallion Drop Earrings
Sorrelli - Crystal-Cluster Drop Earrings
Regalia Jewels - Drop Hoop Earrings
Kenneth Jay Lane - Statement Clip On Earrings
ABS - Mixed Metals Braided Bracelet
Kris Nations - Orchid Filigree Cuff
Urban Posh -  Royal Stackable Bangle Set
Annie Hammer - Pearl Medallion Bracelet
Blydesign - Liza Cuff
Devora Libin - Goldtone Skull Hot Pink Beaded Bracelet
Blu Bijoux - Crystal Art Deco Cuff
Melinda Maria - Grecian Beer Cocktail Ring
Courtney Kaye - Fauna Filigree Bow Ring
Mystic Light - Pink Amethyst Cushion Cut Cocktail Ring
Dara Ettinger - Nadia Stackable Purple Druzy Ring
Betty Carre - Quartz and Amethyst Cluster Ring
all images courtesy of Max & Chloe

3...2...1...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Until next year ;)

A & S

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

WTB Hearts: All About Romance

The fashions of the past certainly seem to sway the styles of the future. All About Romance is a winning testament to just that; with inspiration stemming from turn of the century Edwardian era to the fluttering femininity of the 1930’s.

Premium silks, satins, laces and vintage accoutrements are employed to delicately handcraft an array of stunning hair adornments and gorgeous garters, along with a selection of beautiful jewelry pieces of Victorian influence.

Lily, Bridal Crystal Rhinestone Headband or Halo
Adorned. Ivory Couture Style Single Flower Fascinator
Blushing Bride. Heirloom Bridal Garter. Feathers, Velvet, Lace, Handmade Flower
A Touch of Lace. Heirloom Bridal Garter. Vintage Lace, Velvet
Victorian Style Pearl and Crystal Necklace
Pearls of Sarah. Champagne Pearl Teardrop Earring Dangles
all photos courtesy of Etsy

Exuding elegance and captivating us with charm, All About Romance is the perfect stop for wedding day glamour.

Until next time,

A & S

Friday, 23 December 2011

Be Our Guest

“Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A guest book is a wonderful way for those nearest and dearest to express their warm wishes and sentiments. Not limited to weddings, guest books are a subtle yet sweet detail at bridal showers and engagement parties too (maybe not so much for the bachelor or bachelorette bash, as the lovely thoughts shared on such occasions are probably best left undocumented).

These days, some brides and grooms opt for a more modern approach to the traditional guest book. Etsy presents a vast selection of ways for loved ones to share their happy thoughts with the happy couple.

Classically conventional…

 Shabby Chic Guest Book- Shabby Scrap

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Tis the Season

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." - Author Unknown

The Christmas season is a time unlike any other.  People seem to be friendlier, more optimistic, and generally upbeat.  While New Years Eve is a time for popping champagne, we think Christmas is an ideal time for popping the big question.  Families will be gathered together and it would definitely go down as a Christmas to remember.

We have thought of a few creative ways to ask for your girl’s hand in marriage, and hopefully we will hear some good news for lucky ladies over the holidays.

1. Wrap the ring in a giant present box.  Whether it’s on Christmas morning with your family or just the two of you on Christmas Eve, have her open a large box with the tiny ring box inside.  With a present like that, she’ll surely say yes!

2. Write “will you marry me?” in lights!

3. Leave a note for her at the dinner table.  If subtlety is your thing, then leave a carefully written note by her seat at the table and have her speechless when she reads the words on it.  Of course, you should also be prepared with a ring.

Love this!!
4. Ask her to marry you while ice skating.  Hopefully she won’t lose her balance J

5. Give her a book with the ring hidden inside.  Perfect for any book lover. 

6.  Hang an ornament on the tree that asks the question for you.

7.  Leave her a surprise around the house with the ring!

All photos were taken from Style Me Pretty, Pinterest, We Love It, and Google Images.

Here's hoping all the lovely ladies get the gifts they're wishing for.  Merry Christmas everyone!!

Until next time,

A & S