Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrity Inspiration: Michelle Williams in Christian Dior

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Dress, Catherine Deane; Sash, BHLDN; Veil, BHLDN; Shoes, RSVP.

Hello Fairy Princess. This look is so exciting. It’s simple, easy, and absolutely breathtaking. Michelle Williams really knows how to dress to impress and this gown is no different. I love how it shows off her neck and d├ęcolletage. The belt empathizes that tiny waist while the pattern of the dress has an amazing slimming effect. Bottom heavy girls, this is a dress for you. The skirt is so flattering as it just floats away from the hips and bottom giving the illusion of a super slim bottom half. I adore this look and even more so, I love that she is only wearing one cocktail ring! With this dress, a wonderful cage veil would be the only accessories that I would suggest. Keep ears, neck, and wrists naked. Trust me, you won’t need any adornments with a gown like this. Rock this Catherine Deane awesome gown with a black sash or if you really want that same flat look of Michelle’s belt purchase a half inch velvet ribbon and have a skilled seamstress sew it in so that it lays flay and then you don’t have to fuss up the back of the gown with a bow.

Lauren

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Real Savannah Wedding: Melissa and Tyson—A Fall Savannah Wedding

 

Congratulations Melissa and Tyson…we were honored to share in your day!

The MGE Team

Monday, November 14, 2011

Very Pinteresting...

 

  pinterest-logo-a1 Maybe you’ve heard of Pinterest or maybe you haven’t, but I know you’ve heard of Facebook and Twitter... Well, Pinterest is better than both of them. Okay, now you must be saying, “great, but what the devil does a social media website have to do with weddings!?!?” My answer, everything. Unlike other sites, you are connecting to friends and random strangers with ah-mazing pictures. It’s basically the most giant collection of brilliant and inspiring photos ranging from fashion, decor, food, funny/inspiring quote, fun diy projects, and yes, weddings... oh-so-many-weddings.

Picture 1Basically you create folders for yourself and any photo you like from any website can be posted to Pinterest you can mention friends and leave comments. For example, I have a fashion folder labeled Fashionably Late and wedding folder aptly named For My Next Wedding and oh, so many more. There is no limit to your folder options. I also love this site because I no longer have to fill my computer with photos, I have a nice and tidy place online to go and view all of my favorite photos without using up much needed computer space. And you can repin from friends and other Pinterest buddies and the pictures usually have links to the websites where they are from, so if you love a cake or dress 90% of the time when you click the photo you will be taken to the website where it’s from!!!!! BRILLIANT.

Pinterest Photos.001You do need a invite to join the site, but trust me if you put out the word on Facebook someone will hook you up! You will be shocked how many people you already know who are on it!!!

Happy Pinning!!!

Lauren

Friday, November 11, 2011

What to Wear to a Wedding this Weekend.

Fall is upon us people. Praise the Lord. The weather is still a bit unpredictable, so you best be prepared when attending a fall wedding. It can be warm, then cool and vice-versa. This is seriously the best because do you know what that means!?!?!? That’s right! LAYERING!!! Layering is sophisticated, fun, and is the mark of a fashion pro. Here are a few perfect fall looks.

thisweekend.001Look 1: Jewel tones are all the rage for Fall, so this sapphire blue is perfect. I love the fun cut of the skirt, it’s sexy without being skanky. Give a modern twist with a blazer with a leather trim, just in case it gets chilly. Add a great pair of chandelier earrings, a giant cocktail ring, and some stunning shoes and you are ready to party!!!

thisweekend.002Dress, Thayer; Jacket, BBDakota; Shoes, Kate Spade; Earrings, Max&Chloe; Ring, Sorrelli.

Look 2: This might be my favorite.  I adore the neckline and the velvet trim on the hem, so freaking adorable. I would rock this with a pair of nice opaque black tights. I am in love with this military inspired jacket and the color just adds such a brilliant punch of color. And I love that the shoes are a shade of red but more burgundy, as to not look matchy-matchy. The green earrings are just the perfect finishing touch.

Dress, BHLDN; Jacket, Jack by BBDakota; Shoes, bcbgeneration; Earrings, Lulu Frost for JCrew.

thisweekend.003Look 3: This look is for the fancy-shmancy wedding. I love the simple shape, color, and neckline of this gown. So flowly and easy, but the faux fur cover up adds the perfect sophisticated touch for when you get a touch chilly. A pair of simple nude peep toes and an arm full of costume bracelets are all you need to look like a million bucks.

Dress, Raoul; Caplet, BHLDN; Shoes, Ivanka Trump; Forever21 for all bracelets.

Hope this helps you prepare for your next fall wedding... even if it’s this weekend.

Lauren

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Future Savannah Wedding: Marquita and Jaime

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    Marquita Mays and Jaime Wright

Date Engaged: Saturday, August 6, 2011

Where did you meet?

Met in New Orleans, La after her good friend introduced us.

How did he propose?

IMG_0271He proposed after skydiving 14,000 ft for his birthday.

When is your wedding date?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Marquita visited in January 2011 for her birthday. She wanted a destination wedding and Savannah had the southern charm feel. We also enjoy the compact, clean & distinct feel of the Historic District.

Where do you reside now?

Groom resides in New Orleans, La. Bride resides in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your
wedding day?

Wedding is held on Mother’s Day 2012. We will do a special dedication to mother’s at the ceremony.

Anything else you would like to add?

Looking forward to being in the same city one day!

 

LOVE the way you proposed Jaime! SOOO CUTE…but more importantly, we are looking forward to your big day! ---The MGE Team

Monday, November 7, 2011

Supermodel Bride: Molly Sims

 

 1B4F5634  I don’t know, maybe I watch too much Las Vegas and The Rachel Zoe Project, but I LOOOOVE Molly Sims. She is like the most down to earth supermodel ever... She is in the same category as Heidi Klum and Rebecca Romijn. She’s hot, she’s friendly, she’s okay with bathroom humor. You can’t NOT love her. Just a few weekends ago this beautiful blonde wed Scott Stuber at a stunning winery in Calistoga, CA. I am beyond obsessed with her entire wedding look and don’t get me started on the wedding party!!! Holy wonderful Batman!! I’m in love.

mollysims.001The Bride. Molly rocked a beautiful Marchesa gown. It is just beyond elegant. The sleeve is so stunning, I adore how it just floats on her body. This is a great sleeve for anyone wanting to hide their upper arms. The all over lace is very bohemian and carefree because of the cut and weight. It’s light and airy. This is the perfect boho princess wedding dress. I also love that her hair and makeup are still very classic, it’s a great look head to toe.

molly-sims-2-300_e589afe69cacThe Maids. O-M-G. Perfection. I am in love. Lalalalove. This is the most spectacular bridal party in the history of bridesmaids. The mixture of beige, taupe, champagne, brown, and black are insane. I mean, it love how some of the gowns are solid, some have a black sash, some are two tone, one has a pattern. It’s bridesmaids bliss. Now don’t be scared, whether you are a fashion virgin or a full blown fashionista this just takes a tiny bit of planning and color matching. This is such a high-impact look that you would never regret!!! It would make for insanely beautiful photos.

Tips from Molly Sims wedding.

*wear lace in modern silhouettes

*rock fluttery lace sleeves to cover arms and add a boho quality

*mix a modern shaped gown and traditional hair & makeup for a complete look

*put your girls in monochromatic colors, mixing patterns and shapes for an elegant bridal party

So remember, you don’t have to be a supermodel to have a beautiful wedding day.

Lauren