1940s glamour – Let us inspire you!

23 May

A glamorous look is clearly a trend this year. To inspire our brides we have put together some photos of very glamorous ladies from the 1940s.

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Wedding Trends: Dramatic Gowns From Oscar De La Renta’s 2013 Collection

8 May

We stumbled upon this article today in the Huffington Post (Huffpost Style/ Canada) and couldn’t resist sharing it with you:

The breathtaking gowns in Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 bridal collection prove the designer is a master of his craft.

While many of the gowns showcase his signature romantic aesthetic (draping, lace, and classic silhouettes), we’re smitten with the less-traditional gowns in his collection.

From a vermillion velvet sheath to a bridal pantsuit, the designer’s edgier creations challenge the popular notion of “wedding dress.” Why not wear a pastel, floral-patterned ballgown on your bid day?!

Here are some of the most dramatic looks from the collection.

Would you wear any of these offbeat bridal looks?

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Going to a Prom?

30 Apr

Well, so are we!

This year’s trend are smokey eyes, combined with red and pink to make a statement. Have a look for yourself:

        

Statement jewellery, the latest trend

17 Apr

Once again we’ve been snooping around some US blogs and websites to find out what is trending on the other side of the Atlantic.

On our reading travels we’ve come across an interview with Richard Wubnig, the jewellery department manager for Michael C. Fina, THE must stop location for brides in New York: Located on Fifth Avenue, Michael C. Fina sells lots of lovely things for weddings, special occasions and lifestyle.

According to Richard Wubnig, who has been a part of Michael C. Fina for almost 11 years, the hottest trend in jewellery for brides right now is statement necklaces.

Apparently the change towards statement jewellery all goes back to last year’s royal wedding: “Kate Middleton’s gorgeous gown is leading brides towards simple, more sophisticated dresses” said Wubnig. “For these simpler dresses dainty jewelry will no longer do the trick. In order to show personality brides are turning towards statement necklaces.”

Currently the hottest color rush for brides is blues and purples, explains Wubnig. “It really does show the individual,” he said of choosing colorful statement pieces. Besides blue/purple color combinations, Wubnig said that silver/greys and rose/gold are becoming popular choices. “It’s a modern twist on very traditional.”

Trending this season are also vintage inspired pieces, as well as nature and tribal. To get the vintage look with a statement necklace Wubnig suggests colored pearls. For a nature or tribal inspired look, the jewelry department manager recommends green and oranges for a more “organic feel.”

To incorporate a bold bracelet or earrings, Wubnig suggests turning towards a dainty necklace.

“It really comes down to the individual,” said Wubnig. “Michael C. Fina is dedicated o helping every bride-to-be find the perfect jewelry for her special day.” Brides are encouraged to bring photos of the dress so that they find a necklace that not only suits the gown, but also the bride’s personality. Wubnig explained that they generally try n about 10 to 15 pieces. In special cases they accompany brides to dress fittings so the bride can “see the complete look in the mirror.”

“We like them to try everything on,” he said. “We want her to have fun. We want her to put on things she never put on before. You only get one shot at this so we want to get it perfect.”

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Retro glamour

16 Apr

More and more brides are asking us for a glamorous look from the 1930s and 1950s. We will be posting some news on trends shortly – in the meantime enjoy these photos of our beautiful bride and her glamorous Maid of Honour.

A Real Bride: Rachel

11 Apr

Rachel went for a most stunning, very glamorous look. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?  We are currently getting quite a few inquiries about Retro looks – we’ll be putting up a post on this shortly.

 

Here are two photos of Rachel before her wedding:

A real bride: Becky

11 Apr

I cannot thank you enough for my wedding make up.
My skin looked flawless and radiant which gave me so much more confidence on my special day. and it  lasted all  night long!
Jane also did my prom make-up a few years back which was stunning!! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Thank you so so much x”
Becky Flewitt

Thank you Becky! We wish you and your new husband  lots and lots of happiness x

Wedding dresses – the latest trend from the USA

31 Mar

 

A wedding planner on Twitter today got all excited about a wedding dress she saw somewhere, which inspired us to write this blog post!  We do see a lot of dresses in our job – all brides look beautiful, but some wedding dresses are just breathtakingly stunning.

On the internet we came across a US website featuring the latest trend for wedding dresses: The focus is all on the back of the dress, and don’t they look stunning.

I wonder when I’ll see the first bride wearing one of these.

PS: The trend was releaved on nj.com by Weddings by Lilly

Happily ever after starts here….

28 Mar

Yesterday I spent some time just browsing the internet. When I googled “Wedding Themes” I stumbled about some lifestyle features in the Washington Post with some lovely photos. Among them was this gorgeous vintage sign, photographed by Jim Russell http://www.jimrussellphotography.com/index.html , who is a well established photographer in Southern California.  I suppose my chances to work with him at a wedding are pretty remote, but you never know!

I don’t know where he took the photo of the sign, nor who made or sold it. But thanks to Twitter I have been pointed in the direction of Barn Studio Signs who make hand-painted, bespoke, vintage style wooden signs from reclaimed wood in their 250 year old barn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  Please have a look at their website to see what they do.

   

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Twitter Competition

11 Mar

We are running a competition on Twitter: Follow us @EyeDo_MakeUp, retweet and quote #EyeDo2 to be in for a chance to win a MakeUp Goody Bag worth £20.00 (entries from the UK only – sorry!).  A winner will be drawn when we reach 200 followers!