To be completely honest with you, I rarely pay much attention to the latest runway designs. That said, there are a few designers who take my breath away with every collection, and Elie Saabis one of them. When Roséline posted some of the gowns from the Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection, I instantly imagined how they might translate into bridal wear, and couldn’t keep from sharing them with you…

Don’t you just love those shapes and sherbet colors? Wearing one of these gowns would be like wearing spring itself!

See more from Elie Saab’s Spring 2012 collection over on This is Glamorous, plus a jaw-droppingly gorgeous behind-the-scenes look at the runway show.

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Today I have a little something for the Greek goddess in all of you… golden gorgeousness from Eddera. And I have three pairs of earrings to give away, too!

My favorite thing about Eddera‘s pieces is how feminine they are without being overly sweet. It’s probably a good thing I don’t own one of each, or I’d display my total lack of self-control by wearing them all at the same time.

All of Eddera‘s pieces are perfect little pretties that you could wear on your wedding day and beyond – or maybe kindly gift to your bridesmaids, too. Wouldn’t your girls love a pair of these earrings? Wouldn’t you?

Good, because I’m giving some away! All you need to do is check out the Eddera website, then come back here and leave a comment telling us what piece you’d most like to have for your own. You have until 5:00 PM (PST) on Thursday, January 12th to enter, and I’ll announce three randomly selected winners on Friday, January 13th.

 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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Ariella Chezar is far and away one of my all-time favorite creative people ever of all time. Ever. Her work is one of the reasons I fell in love with weddings, and every time I see a photo of her flowers, it’s like a little gift. And if you feel that way, too, then you’re really going to love this: Ariella is hosting a floral design workshop in Maui!

The three-day class will focus on color, choosing the right flowers, and of course creating jaw-dropping arrangements and bridal bouquets; plus a field trip to a flower grower, and a party to wrap it all up. Be sure to check out all of the details right here.

Remember Serena and Matthew’s wedding at Haiku Mill…?

The workshop will take place at Maui’s Haiku Mill, February 22 – 24. If you love Ariella‘s work as much as I do, and you want to learn how to create floral designs that look like they grew that way, then don’t miss this chance to learn from the ultimate flower goddess herself. And if you don’t know about Ariella’s work (impossible!), then head over to her website immediately and immerse yourself in all the gorgeousness.

 

Top image by Meg Smith. Ariella Chezar is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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To round up our gift guide, we picked out some of our favorite fun things for the littler folks at your wedding – flower girls, ring bearers, junior bridesmaids. And of course, we hope these ideas might inspire should you be searching for that last minute holiday gift for the kids (or young-at-heart) in your life.

Bee’s Knees Print by The Black Apple, $16 / Gold Glitter Ballet Flats from J.Crew, $58 / Glass Jewelry Box from ABC Carpet & Home / Pearl Bobby Pins from J.Crew, $12.50 / Drumstick Pencils from Fred Flare, $12 / Miniature Automoblox, $10 / Comic Strip Bandages from Spoon Sisters, $6.25 / Super Powers Poster from Popchart, $25 / Animal Hands Temporary Tattoos, $10 / Magnetic Color Cubes from Urban Outfitters, $16 / Finger Printing Art Set from Uncommon Objects, $10

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Next up, some gifts for the guys! (Although I know quite a few ladies who would love to receive these gifts, too.) Ties and cufflinks are always a good choice for groomsman gifts, but we wanted to find things that were a little more fun than that…

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, $20 / Shot Glass Ice Cube Tray, $14 / Custom Groomsmen T-Shirt by Flanels, $320 for 7 / Col. Littleton Pocketknife from Sundance, $98 / Garden & Gun Subscription, $20 / Etch-A-Sketch iPhone Cover, $25 / Mini Air Hockey from Fred Flare, $36 / Vintage College Football Calendar by Asgard Press, $20

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