Faire Frou Frou is known for their brilliantly curated lingerie shop, though we think they’re equally brilliant when it comes to their blog and Pinterest page. Today they’ve stopped by to share a bit about lingerie with us – both for your big day, and beyond.

There certainly is a romantic vision of the bride on her wedding day; the gorgeous gown, the perfect hair, and even the sweet image of the lacy white intimates under that gown. The tradition of the bridal trousseau and lingerie bridal showers makes lingerie an essential component of the perfect wedding package. However, there is an interesting trend we’ve seen in our 8-year history of owning a lingerie boutique … and that’s what most brides are really wearing on their big day!

The fantasy and goal most brides seek out is wedding day lingerie that is beautiful and will be treasured for a lifetime (see all those lovely images above).  Perhaps a fine Italian lace bustier by La Perla in ivory with matching lace and silk trimmed panties. Maybe a delicate Fleur of England bra and panty handcrafted in white Chantilly lace. So many beautiful options from so many talented luxury designers.

While many of our customers select precisely those fantasy options, a good majority are in need of good old basics for walking down the aisle. Our best selling undies for the big day are typically nude, seamless thongs by Commando; the most basic panty in our boutique! As for a bra, most brides have a corset/bustier built into their gown and need accessories like Cleavage Cupcakes or one of those amazing Fashion Forms bras that suits the trickiest dress/bra needs (strapless, backless, plunging neckline, you name it).

When it comes to the honeymoon, that’s a whole different story! That’s where we see most girls budget for their bridal lingerie, and interestingly enough it’s rarely the traditional white, ivory and pale blue. It’s vibrant color, playful details, glamour, glitz, you name it! Our customers are selecting sets that they can wear again without feeling too bridal-looking. It’s a trend we love, because we agree with that train of thought.

We’re interested to know what you ended up doing (or plan on doing). Splurging on lingerie for the actual wedding ceremony, focusing on something incredible for the honeymoon, or both? Personally, we hope to get something special for both!

 

(images via Alison and Gail‘s Pinterest)

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What kind of music do you plan on listening to as you get ready for your big day?

Photo by Abby Jiu from Casey & Danny’s wedding. Robes by Plum Pretty Sugar.

 

If you want something a little mellow that might help you stay a little mellow, then definitely check out this Getting Ready playlist from the folks at Dart DJ:

“We put this mix together keeping in mind that your primary focus when getting ready is looking and feeling your best. A subtle energy runs throughout, allowing the music to fade into the background while keeping the mood in the room calm. We chose tracks that would create an organic and atmospheric space for you to look and feel your best.”

 

Getting Ready Mix by Dart DJ
(Best listened to while putting on pearls, diamonds and fine fabrics.)

 

Thanks to Dart DJ for the wedding day getting ready tunes!

 

Plum Pretty Sugar is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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With every post on Lox Papers, you’re guaranteed a stylish good time (we’d expect nothing less from the co-founder and creative director of Matchbook Magazine)! Today Jane has brought the style to us with her picks for the perfect bridesmaid look.

 

It seems like only yesterday that my husband and I were planning our wedding in the Adirondacks. Holding our ceremony outdoors, ensconced by pine trees, a lake and the mountains, we knew that mother nature would ensure a gorgeous celebration –  we chose to go with a simple, soft-toned look for the bridal party that would seamlessly compliment the natural decor. At the time, my four bridesmaids lived in four different corners of the country, so I was delighted at the virtual ease of ordering J.Crew’s bridesmaid dresses. If I was planning my wedding today, I would pick this simple yet sophisticated Heidi dress from their latest collection – it would look gorgeous for the entire bridal party, or just the maid-of-honor alike (perhaps with a shorter style in dusty shale for the other maids). I absolutely adore the silk chiffon texture and regal length. Here are my picks for a natural look to best accessorize this dress:

The Dress: J.Crew heidi gown in silk chiffon / The Jewelry: Kenneth Jay Lane pearl teardrop earringBridal rhinestone hair pins / The Bouquet: Natural Cotton RibbonFloral arrangement by Saipua / The Extras: Estée Lauder pure color powder blush in ‘Lover’s Blush’,  Essie nail color in ‘Oui Madame’Bumble & Bumble semisumoNARS sheer lipstick in ‘roman holiday’ / The Shoes: Repetto the cendrillon leather ballet flats

 

Find more of Jane’s perfectly pretty posts on Lox Papers, or catch up with her over on Matchbook.

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There are so many fun ways for flower girls to be, well, flower girls! No need to limit their flowers to petals in a basket. Photographer Christina McNeill teamed up with florist Kiana Underwood from  Naked Bouquet to bring us some darling ideas, from pretty head wreaths to sweet nosegays.

For this French wire basket, Kiana incorporated fruit to give them an organic quality and some texture.

A small bouquet of peach garden roses is lovely for a junior bridesmaid.

Says Kiana, “The garland, with garden roses, eucalyptus, astilbe, and smoke can be used in so many different ways, and makes an amazing statement piece when carried by one, two or three flower girls.”

No reason wrist corsages should be limited to mothers and grandmothers – they’re perfectly sweet for flower girls, too!

Queensland tulips add sophistication to this pomander and nosegay.

For something especially simple, but still sweet, flower girls can carry a single stem like one perfect peony.

How’s this for a twist on the traditional flower girl cone? An ice cream cone filled with gardenia blooms and leaves!

So sweet! Which ideas do you love most for your flower girls? And of course, a big thanks to Christina McNeill and Naked Bouquet for sharing these darling and creative ideas with us. (By the way – don’t miss Christina’s brand new website!)

See even more creative flower girl ideas in the gallery.

 

Christina McNeill is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

Photography: Christina McNeill / Floral Design: Tulipina / Hair: Lia Negrete / Venue: Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, California / Dresses: Zara, J. Crew
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