Aire Barcelona 2015 Bridal Collection – Part 1

When it comes to the most effortlessly beautiful of wedding dresses, ” Aire Barcelona is one of my all time favs. Their latest bridal collection, is fresh, romantic, and feminine and I have been jiggling in my desk chair with anticipation to share it with all of you!  Today I am going to show you part 1 of the line, and tomorrow, I will reveal part 2.  Although I have to share that the entire collection is totally worth waiting for!  ‘

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New Orleans Weddings: Traditions

It is impossible to explain my love for the city of New Orleans. The vibrance of the people and culture make it so unique and special, and I’m SO lucky to be able to spend four years of college here.

Here in the South, we love our traditions. This especially rings true for weddings in New Orleans, as the city boasts a few very creative (and very fun) wedding rituals.

The Second Line

This one of the most popular traditions in New Orleans. Second lines can be seen anywhere around town any day of the week, but one of the most popular places to see a second line is at weddings! The Second Line Band will lead the newlyweds and guests from the church to the reception.

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The Umbrella

Originating as a status symbol, the tradition of carrying an umbrella or parasol in the second line has turned into a way to stay clear of the hot New Orleans sun and show off your own personal style. The bride and groom traditionally hold their own umbrellas at the front of the second line.

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The Hankerchief

Traditionally, those guests who did not have an umbrella or parasol would use a white handkerchief to wave in the air. Men often had handkerchiefs in their pockets to use, but today people can use anything- such as a white napkin!

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Wedding Pulls

Before the wedding cake is cut, the unmarried bridesmaids each pull a ribbon from the cake at the same time. Each ribbon is attached to a charm that will predict the girl’s fortune.

A Heart: Will bring love.
A Clover: Meant good luck
An Engagement Ring: You’re the next to wed
An Anchor: Adventure will come
A Flower: Love is going to bloom
A Horseshoe: You are lucky in life

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These traditions, and so many others, are what make me so proud to call New Orleans my second home. Which tradition will you incorporate into your wedding?

 

Sources || Heirloom Collective || Heirloom Collective || Rachel Thurston || Jen Huang ||

Papilio Fashion House Wedding Gown Collection 2014

The Papilio Fashion House has been producing wedding fashion for over 10 years in Europe, and for the past few years they have begun distributing in the US. We absolutely love the details and originality of the gowns.

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Agnese

A sophisticated ivory A-line lace dress with a semi-sheer lace neckline. The dress includes a detachable belt if you’re looking for a more simplified look.

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Luigina

A beautiful drop waist gown with lace bodice and scooped neckline. The lace elements on the different skirt layers create a breathtaking volume effect.

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Nerina

The diagonal flounces and lace borders attract attention and draw the eye up toward the bodice of Nerina. The flow of this sheath dress is captivating when you move.

Rosanna

Rosana

This strapless ball gown includes a rouched bodice with various lace and bead elements embroidered on the natural waistline and loosely into the multi-layered skirt. It has such a romantic aire about it don’t you think?

Albertina

Albertina

The wrapped bodice pairs flawlessly with the mutli-layered flounces of the skirt. The bodice and skirt are separated by a diluted lace border along the dropped waist of this trumpet silhouette. Albertina is definitely one of my favs!

Debora

Debora

This fabulous gown has an embroidered lace bodice that falls to the mid hip where it meets with the luxurious organza skirt with two delicate layers of flounces. Tall ladies…this dress is for you.

Tonia

Tonia

A girly dress that conquers all with its softness and charm. The rose-patterned lace is made from natural silk and flows from the sweetheart neckline all the way through the skirt. Right below the bust sits a wrapped belt embellished with a delicate organza flower.

Ornella

Ornella

The lace fabric used for the bodice of this gown is embellished with natural silk and river pearls. The deep haltar neckline is accented with silk lace and the chiffon skirt falls from a natural waistline. If you are thinking about a classic sheath with a mild Gatsby vibe, this dress would fit!  

Merinella

Merinella

This ballgown embraces a layer of organza bordered with beaded and embroidered lace that falls carefully over the smooth skirt. A belt of similar trimming is found across the tight-fitting, strapless corset.

Erminia

Erminia

This refined trumpet dress has a fitted bodice wrapped with organza down t0 the mid-thigh where it meets the taffeta skirt. The side and back of the gown are decorated with organza flowers that add great texture and romanticism.

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Carmina

Everything is right with this delicate dress. The capped sleeves emphasize the fragility of the shoulders and the wide falling flounces perfect show of the lines of the body. The tan detailed lace and beads that is embroidered down the middle will bring all eyes on you when you walk down the isle.

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Delfina

Words can’t describe this delicate dress. The luxurious lace is subtle throughout the skirt and abundant along the front top layer and strapless bodice. There is a detachable belt with a handmade brooch on the lace up.

Allegra

 Allegra

This empire  style gown by far the most popular in the Sole Mio Collection. The thick streaming chiffon skirt flows impeccably while walking. The lace bodice includes lace trim flaring at the waist and neckline. A gently wrapped belt is found below the bust with a lace and beaded brooch placed in the center.

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 Palmira

Perfect for those hourglass figures, this mermaid silhouette dress is magnificent at first sight. The bodice is covered tightly with lace and meets softly with the abundant lace-trimmed flounce and on to the rest of the lace skirt.

Lucrezia

Lucrezia

Similar to Palmira, Lucrezia has a beautiful mermaid silhouette but is made with more romantic accents. The floral lace elements are heavy at the top of the bodice and skirt and make a sweet impression.

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 Amadea

Tenderness and luxury is combined in this classical dress. The lace bodice is strewn with pale pink beads and the smooth skirt from natural organza is covered with thick tulle. A draped, pale pink belt meets a laced up corset and is finished with a silk floral flower.

Marcella

 Marcella

Ivory beads and lace trim make this dress stand out. The sweetheart neckline and wrapped bodice is drawn together with the thin satin belt tied in a bow. The strips of rich lace and tulle create the beautiful skirt and bring this charming dress to life.

Selesta

 Selesta

A beautiful empire dress made from textured lace and the thinnest netting makes Selesta so extraordinary. The roses on the straps decorate the bride’s shoulders and lead to a sweetheart neckline and wrapped bodice. The high waistline is met by lace skirt layers of different lengths with the top layer being short in the front and long in the back.

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Felicita

Very delicate and romantic, Felicita is made from soft, thin tulle. The sweetheart neckline is lightly wrapped with tulle. The simple decor on this dress is what brings it together. Different handmade flowers are gathered at the top of the skirt and flow from the bottom left of the bodice, to the top right.

Elosa

Eloisa

So much detail in this sheath silhouette. The lace cutouts on the side of the waist and lace cap sleeves are exquisite and create the effect of complexity and subtlety. The pleated chiffon bodice is brought together at the bottom with embroidered lace and changes to a smooth chiffon skirt.

Roseanna

Roseanna

A classical wedding dress that is a delicate look thanks to a transparent shirt slightly hiding the shoulders. The lace emroidered bodice blends nicely into the smooth, lightly-laced skirt. A lovely chiffon flower sits beautifully at the waist.

 

The 2014/2015 Sole Mio Dress Collection is designed by Papilio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Many Uses of Deodorant

Did you know you can use deodorant in more places than just under your arms? Well luckily for you, the Poshterns have created another video to list out all the place it can be used!

 

Check it:

  • On the feet to prevent blisters from shoes
  • On hairline and back of neck to save hairstyles
  • On the bikini line to prevent rash after shaving
  • On the inner thighs or below the bust to prevent chaffing
  • On door hinges to prevent squeaking
  •  On blister, acne, and mosquito bites
  • On the T-zone before putting on makeup to help it stay

Blue Rock Boho: A Styled Shoot with Jesse Knish

On a sunny spring day this past May, I found myself at the breathtaking Blue Rock Estate venue to begin our next ‘boho-chic’ inspired styled shoot. Nestled in the rolling hills the Texas Hill Country in Dripping Springs, Blue Rock Estate offers a serene getaway while only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bustle of the ever-growing city of Austin.

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Already good friends with owners John and Crissalane Discher (also of Disch Events), it was a no brainer that Jesse Knish of Healy Jesse Photography wanted to take full advantage of the grounds and exquisite interior as the setting for our boho-chic styled shoot. After recently purchasing the estate from a former artist, John and Crissalane quickly made the space their home. The venue is unlike any other; offering a cozy home with a modern twist that any wedding party can call their own.

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Outside offers a ton of versatility  for any bride and groom that’s looking for that “one-stop shop” space. The grounds offer walkways, lush trees and a large area that can be used for receptions and ceremonies. The team quickly utilized this and went to work setting up the scenes for our “bride” and “groom’s” big day! From there on out it was go, go, go for Jesse!

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From just a glance at the photos is it clear Jesse approaches his photography with extreme detail and professionalism. His favorite shots are candid and simple; capturing a laugh from the bridal party or an intimate moment in the couple’s first dance. I can say I agree, as it is those special moments where you think no one is watching that can truly capture joy of the day!

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After a very very long day (and pigging out on some amazing pizza) I can truly say this was one of the best experiences I’ve had. It takes SO much time, detail, organization to pull this off and I have a greater appreciation for all those that make any type of event production/planning apart of their careers. I cannot thank all of our featured vendors enough for pitching in and helping, as this was true effort but well worth it! What do you think?

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|| Photographer: Healy Jesse || Production: Posh Bridal Lounge || Venue: Blue Rock Estate || Female Model: Rossi Ann Saenz || Male Model: Jonathan Gholston || Florals/Lighting: Disch Events|| Makeup/Hair: Divaz Fabula || Gowns: Signature Bridal Salon|| Menswear: Wally’s Menswear || Linens: Hill Country Event Rentals || Jewlery: Eliza Page

The Little Black Wedding Dress

So who says you have to wear white on your wedding day?! It’s YOUR day so you have the choice! These black wedding dresses are stunning, and perfect for a fall wedding. Since Vera Wang came out with her line of black wedding dresses. it seems the trend is holding on according do these gorgeous brides.

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The lace is so perfect paired with this flirtatious flair gown. Perfect if you want to show of your curves

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{Left} The sunshine hits this dress perfectly, and the red roses are so classy.
{Right} I’m loving her curls, smokey eye make-up, and long black necklace

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Spice it up in a shabby chic junk yard

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*SPEECHLESS* This Vera Wang dress with the nude tulle in the middle is my all time favorite.

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This bride knows how to work it. The black head piece is perfect with her single-strap dress and dark lipstick.

Are you digging the black?! We are too, so check out our Vera Wang Post all about white gowns and black gloves!

| Sources || Dress 1 Julie Cate Photography | Dress 2 Vera Wang | Bride w/ Bouquet & Bride in Junk Yard Courtney Dellafiora | Dress 5 Vera Wang | Dress 6 Jessica Claire |

Top Wedding Colors for Fall 2014

As you may know, the wedding report releases the colors of the year every fall, for the following year. That report tends to feed the wedding inspiration for the spring of the follwing year, but it seems like by the time the fall rolls around, a whole new group of hues emerges.

This year there are a number of delicious colors to choose from, so I decided to share them with you!

Newlyweds: Feather and Stone Photography Styling by Lavender & Rose Weddings, Florals by Laetitia C via Grey Likes Weddings // Place Setting: Styled by Alise Taggart, photo by Paula O’Hara via Magnolia Rouge 

Light sage green and gold tones are quickly becoming a popular wedding color for the Fall 2014 season.

Bridesmaids Photo ||  Elizabeth Stud Earrings ||  Wedding Cake created by Hey There Cupcake and Photographed by Flutterglass 

Turquoise and burgunday wedding inspiration board for fall 2014

Dress designed by Enzoani , Photo by: Ryan Ray Photo || Teal Table Runner  - Photo by Denise Nicole Photography, Floral by Susan M Florals  || Grooms Shoes by Florsheim Shoes || Teal Runner with Bird – Photo by Leah and Mark

Bronze wedding inspiration

Wedding Cake || Frame  ||  Invitation

Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

Kelly’s Color Report- Lovely Lavender

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I am CRAZY about lavender…not only the color, but the flower and its calming smell! Adding lavender to your cake, bouquet, or table settings can give you a tasteful and sophisticated look. May I also add that I adore the partially naked cake just like the ones talked about in our naked cake trend report!

You can check out all of my Color Palettes here!

|| Credits || Sources | Buotonneire from Paula Jeans Garden | Cake By Johnson’s Custom Cakes & More | Bouquet by Flowers By Ivy |

 

Eliza Page: Jewelry with Personality

Situated amongst the hustle and bustle of 2nd Street in downtown Austin sits Eliza Page, an eloquent and unique jewelry store. Setting itself apart from the rest, Eliza Page offers handpicked collections to meet a wide range of tastes and styles, something not unfamiliar to the Austin’s ever-growing population.

 

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With the go-ahead from owner Elizabeth Gibson I found myself oogling the different engagement rings to feature for our upcoming photo shoot at the time Blue Rock Boho: A Styled Shoot with Jesse Knish. I finally settled on the Calla Engagement Ring, a beautiful soft gold ring adorned with an oval diamond from local designer, Shaesby. Sticking with the gold theme, I chose the men’s 18k Ridge Band by Dahlia Kanner of Rhode Island. These pieces were simple yet striking, perfect for the intended ‘boho-chic’ look.

 

 

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It is no surprise that Elizabeth was recently awarded one of the 2014 Austin Fashion Week’s Trailblazer awards. The store is stocked with pieces ranging from eclectic jewels, statement necklaces, detailed bridal collections all the way to simple studs and ring stacks for everyday wear. I am SO glad I found Eliza Page not only to be our featured jewelry vendor but also for myself and friends! Thank you to Elizabeth and your wonderful staff!

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The Many Uses of a Straightener

So you own a straightener. That’s a good first step but now what? There are so many ways you can use this one tool in order to give your hair variety, texture, and style. The Poshterns decided that they would like to show you the many different ways to use your flat iron. Just take a quick look!

 

 

Curling your hair:

  • Take a section of your hair (the more hair, the looser the curl) and separate it from the rest.
  • Clamp the flat iron toward the root of your hair and twist it away from your face. About one full rotation twist should be enough.
  • Slowly pull the twisted hair and straightener all the way to the end of your hair. As you reach the end, it should be able to pull all the way out and leave you with bouncy, beautiful curls.

 

The Braid Crimp:

  • For this use, all you need to do is take a section of your hair and braid it. This piece of hair can be as large or small you want depending on what look you are going for.
  • Once the section of hair is braided,  just go over it with the straightener 2-3 times.
  • Unbraid and Wa-la!

 

The Twist Crimp:

  • This look is very similar to the braid crimp except that you twist the hair instead of braid it.
  • After twisting your section of hair, run the straightener down it 2-3 times and untwist.

 

The Natural Crimp:

  • Separate about a 1-inch section of hair and clamp down the flat iron near the root.
  • Turn it about half a rotation away from your face and use your other had to pull the rest of the hair up and around the flat iron.
  • Immediately move down the piece of hair about 1/2-inch and repeat except with iron rotation toward your face.
  • Continue all the way down the piece of hair.

 

Hopefully this was able to enlighten you with some new ideas on how to do your hair! Look out for more videos done by the Poshterns.