So this is the first time were doing this, but it’s about time we did! Every year, we see so many beautiful weddings. Day after day, we get to write about all the wonderful stories, stare at gorgeous details and daydream the afternoon away. Well, this post is a summary of our best days here in Bride and Breakfast. We’ve come up with our favorite weddings of 2011 and 2012 because these affairs certainly earned the right to be swooned over–again, and again, and again. We tried to have a good mix of different styles and themes, so we hope you’ll find one or two (or all) weddings to be inspired with today. We deem this a fitting way to bid the year goodbye and welcome a new batch of drop-dead amazing weddings.
So enough talking… here are the B&B Top 20 Weddings of 2011 and 2012 (in no particular order)!
Simply chic. This bride’s gown made a lot of our readers drool with envy! And it’s not everyday you get married under a tree. [Jun and Vanessa / Mango Red]
Dreaming of some winter wonderland whimsy? This affair is exquisite in every way. Don’t you just love the bride’s fur wrap? Elegant and enchanting. [Miguel and Tisha / Mango Red]
Colorful gowns that match some colorful embellished bouquets? Not for the faint-hearted, but definitely for those who love their hues. Seashore serendipity if you ask me! [Robertson and Katharine / RedMonkey Studios]
Wondering why people all over the world come to our beaches to say their I do’s? Well this sandy sweethearts’ big day is certainly a testament to the beauty of a destination wedding. [Sam and Danike / Benjie Tiongco]
So most of you know how I am a lover of deconstructed style gowns. You can probably imagine how much I went crazy over the Marchesa 2011 Fall collection. From the hues to the silhouettes, everything is dreamy perfection! Mix those nudes, pale peaches, grays, muted lilacs and pale blue with soft fabric laces, feathers and metallic embellishments, and you will not go wrong. For this coming year, I am actually expecting that more daring brides will be emerging and breaking out of the classic white dress look, while bridesmaids will be exploring less-traditional styles and fabrics (please do)! Follow that white rabbit into the hole and find yourself in couture wonderland!
Because I have always been a sucker for the frothy and feminine, I naturally found myself gravitating towards Reem Acra’s Fall 2011 collection. The thing I like about Reem Acra is that her collections are never boring. Instead of just having one look or general feel, this collection has something you’ll like, whether you’re a super classic girl or the adventurous and daring bride. Embellishments for this collection actually works because they are not too heavy-looking (just the way I like ‘em). The headpieces may not be suited so much for real weddings but they sure are adorably creative for the catwalk. Take your pick! It’s so good to have Fashion Friday back. Have a lovely weekend from B&B!
As some of you might already know, Honeysuckle is supposed to be the color of 2011. And for many princess brides out there, this is all good news! But for the not-so-girly brides, don’t fret. As a break from our usual wedding features, I just want to share a tidbit on color trends for those hopeless romantics dreaming of their color palette. Make no mistake these colors are about love and adventure.
The Pantone Spring/Summer Colors for 2011 chosen by New York designers are so dainty as well as exotic! Whether you are thinking of a Martha Stewart/Garden Fresh theme or to travel to a Beach Breezy Bubbly Bash, these colors (no matter how you combine them, or individually) fit the bill! As more unique and personalized weddings are becoming popular, go for these warm-meets-cool tones. If you love color, I’d definitely say give em’ a try.
A lot of my best blessings this year is somehow related to this blog. I never thought Bride and Breakfast would grow this much this soon. But of course I have all of you to thank! Our success is all because of God’s gracious blessing, amazing weddings, beautiful couples, talented suppliers and our supportive readers who make Bride and Breakfast what it is.
When God moved my heart to write, I noticed how pursuing this blog and marriage has so much in common. And the word that comes to mind is COMMITMENT. Commitment to give your best, commitment to share your heart, commitment during good days and bad, commitment to love what you’re committed to. And that’s what B&B is all about. I write because I’m committed to the passion God has given me and to what this blog stands for: Truth, Beauty and Love.
Here’s to 2011 as we take our Bride and Breakfast journey with all of you hopeless romantics and lovers of beautiful things. May 2011 be blessed!
Since it’s already wedding season I have a few weddings to attend myself. So I decided to treat myself to a day of dress shopping in hopes of finding something pretty and perfect. I ended up buying a fully-sequined miniskirt. New Year’s outfit? Maybe. My wedding guest number? Eeeerrr… maybe not. Shopping adventure fail.
But since we’re on the topic of dramatic sequins and weddings, let’s sit down and talk Fashion Friday. Yes, I am such an Elie Saab fanatic–let me hear a “Woot! Woot!” for those who agree with me! The color palette of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection is so perfect for a wedding (hint to brides out there). Mix some spring blush, grays and beige to some more summer colors like salmon and periwinkle blue and the result is amazing. Elie Saab fairy, please bring me any of these dresses so I don’t have to go dress shopping anymore?
I love love love these jumpsuits. Hmm… I might actually try to explore the idea!
That’s it for today! Oh I enjoy capping the week with all this gorgeousness. I’ll see you on Monday for another week of pretty things. Be Inspired!