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Since I’m writing this post Thursday evening, I don’t have anything yet to say about the royal wedding, but… did you watch it? Did you wake up early to watch it live, or record it for later? Did you have tea and crumpets and wear a fabulous hat? And what about this weekend, what are your plans?


by Elizabeth Messina

 

Some fun links for your Friday!

Mmmmm….Tartine… via simplesong.

Love the cover of The Beekeeper’s Bible.

Ray Charles’s letterhead.

Vintage Dior gorgeousness.

A Brooklyn wedding with sassy green bridesmaid dresses.

The tulip fields in Holland are one of the dreamiest things I’ve ever seen!

Royal bachelorette shenanigans a la Mrs. Lilien.

Vote for letterpress.

The How To Project makes me happy, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Congrats on the new website, Edyta!

 

Kiss the Groom (Elizabeth Messina) is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Last year, my mother took me to the Cartier in America show at the Legion of Honor, and I totally fell in love with the sparkle, especially the tiaras. Really, what’s not to love? Do you think Kate will wear a tiara tomorrow? Here are some of my favorites on various royal and aristocratic ladies…

{Clockwise from top left} Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Princess Beatrice, Princess Cecilie of Greece, Princess Alice of Battenberg

{Clockwise from top left} Princess Grace of Monaco, Barbara Hutton, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden

 

For those of us who aren’t princesses, something a bit subtler can add the perfect amount of bling to a wedding day ensemble. Headband, hair clip, ribbons, crystal, lace, there are all kinds of tiara-esque options for brides.

{Above from left} Fred Leighton, Ban.do

{Clockwise from top left} Little White Dresser, Siman Tu, Twigs & Honey (photo by Elizabeth Messina), Siman Tu

{Above from left} Jennifer Behr, Eddera

I wore a gorgeous piece from Jennifer Behr on my wedding day, and it completed my bridal look perfectly. Did you wear anything resembling a tiara for your wedding, or do you plan to? I keep thinking about how excited and nervous I was on my wedding day – can you imagine how Kate is feeling right now?!

 

Kiss the Groom (Elizabeth Messina) is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink. Thank you to Jennifer Behr for the beautiful wedding gift!

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Based on what we’ve seen from past royal brides, my guess is that Miss Middleton will be donning something with sleeves, and I imagine that means we’ll be seeing lots more brides moving away from the strapless numbers that are so popular lately. Here, a round-up of a few of my favorite wedding gowns with long sleeves, cap sleeves, and a couple that are sleeveless (but not strapless!).

Would you wear a dress with long sleeves?

{From left} Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier

{Clockwise from top left} Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Pronovias

{From left} Angel Sanchez, Rosa Clara

 

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Our girl Kate Middleton loves hats and fascinators, and I hope it’s a trend that catches on – hats with the sole purpose of adding a little fun to your head!

 

How about a little fabulous for the bride?

{Above} Vivien Sheriff

{Clockwise from top left} Nigel Rayment, Gina Foster Millinery, Nigel Rayment, Jane Taylor Millinery

 

I am so wearing hats to weddings from now on. Maybe something a little bit wild…

{Above} Philip Treacy London

{Cl0ckwise from top left} Rachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, Gina Foster Millinery, Beth Morgan Couture, Nigel Rayment

 

…or maybe just an utterly delightful hat!

{Above} Vivien Sheriff

{Clockwise from top left} Rachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, Lock & Co. HattersRachel Trevor-Morgan Millinery, William Chambers Millinery

{Above} Noel Stewart

 

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Kate Holt of Flowerwild and Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings teamed up to create this floral photo shoot for Martha Stewart Weddings. I love the modern bohemian twist they gave it (how cool is that urban greenhouse?). Photos by Jose Villa.

Loose bouquet of orange and copper cymbidium orchids, oncidium orchids and passion vine tendrils.

Bouquet of cattleya orchids and green anthurium, tied with hand-dyed silk ribbon.

Arm bouquet of maroon and chocolate oncidium orchids and white passion vine.

Cascade bouquet of green cymbidum orchids, pale green phalenopsis orchids, ladyslippers and vines.

Simple bouquet of snake’s head frittilaria, sword fern and wild grasses, tied with vintage trim.

Full bouquet of orange weber parrot tulips and foraged trumpet vine.

Joel Serrato caught the shoot on 8mm.

See even more from this shoot over at The Bride’s Guide!

Photography: Jose Villa / Videography: Joel Serrato / Florals, styling: Kate Holt of Flowerwild / Styling, coordination: Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings / Location: Hatfield Orchids / Hair, make up: Team Hair and Makeup / Wardrobe: Swift Vintage / Jewelry: Wish List

 

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