After countless summers in Maine, day-long Law & Order SVU marathons, and a lifetime of holidays spent together, I watched my cousin Laura walk down the aisle last weekend in New Hampshire. She was such a beautiful bride. It was almost like she was born to wear the white dress because everything about being a bride came so naturally to her. So far, celebrating the newest Mrs. McGuinness among friends and family that I’ve known since birth has been the highlight of my 2014. Congratulations to Laura and Tim! I’m so looking forward to making new memories with you.
The groom, the bride, and me
The bride and her sisters
Photo booth fun
P.S. – If you’re wondering who caught the bouquet, it was ME! After the first bouquet she threw went into the chandelier, the bride grabbed a branch of flowers from a centerpiece and threw it over her shoulder to the single ladies. It fell right into my hands and I screamed like a schoolgirl as I danced with the bride to the rest of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).’
A couple days ago, I attended the beautiful wedding of my good friends Joan and Jonathan on a sunny beach in Cancun. As you might already know, it’s tough to find a tropical looking dress in the dead of winter. So I went with a classic little black dress by Cynthia Rowley and styled it with the brightest of accessories. I started with my favorite pair of Anne Klein yellow heels (similar) to match the sun and complimented them with gold accessories in the form of my vintage store find Just Cavalli bag and a Glass Layering Necklace (similar) from C.Wonder. Now, if only I could click my yellow heels together and immediately be transported out of chilly New York back to the beaches of Cancun…
I could get used to sunshine and yellow shoes
Before the ceremony, I couldn’t help but strike a pose
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Pronovias Atelier 2014 Fashion Show hosted by Petra Nemcova. The collection was not only incredibly modern, but also incredibly epic with hints of ancient Grecian and cyborg influences. To put it simply, this Pronovias collection was Greek Goddess meets Grace Kelly. The ornate headpieces were especially incredible and the background of St. James’ Church mirrored that of an authentic wedding.
This weekend I attended the launch of Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Couture at Penthouse 45 as part of New York’s Bridal Fashion Week. It was a breathtaking collection perfect for the modern bride who still wants incorporate tradition. The collection ranged from flowing ball gowns to short cocktail style dresses all of which said, “I have a full time job, but my husband (to be) still pays for dinner.”