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Wedding Crashers

cover photo wedding crashI attended the Wedding Crashers event at The Green Building on Sunday and it was a fun afternoon filled with good food and drinks among some pretty Brooklyn folks.  I would definitely recommend event industry professionals mark their calenders for 2014.  Wedding Crashers was by far one of the better wedding events I’ve attended. 

I am in love with this shot above.  It’s one of the lovely members of the Tinsel & Twine team networking about.

Below, my lovely friend Melissa from Events by Melissa McNeely debuted my new company‘s rad orange typewriter along with some of our other vintage decor.  She is a fabulous event planner for those in need!Events by Melissa McNeely, Little Vintage RentalsThe Green BuildingAbove, the Brooklyn Based team did a fabulous job decking out The Green Building with these colorful lanterns.

Below, my favorite flowers were by the lovely Violet and Verde.  Perhaps it was the doilies, but I was swooning upon arrival.

Violet and VerdeChromoatic GallerieAbove – these shoes had me at $88, any heel height, any color.  Such a smart and stylish idea for any type of formal affair.  I will definitely be snagging a pair of Chromatic Gallerie pumps for an upcoming event!

Finally below, what better way to wrap up an event by being whisked away via vintage cab.  The folks at New York Checker define a stylish exit.  New York Checker

 

 

 

 

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Priti Bride

As I wait anxiously for my complete set of wedding photos, I wanted to take a minute and share this one above featuring my favorite nail polish, Priti NYC(Photo by Volatile Photography)

I originally fell in love with the colors of the Priti Bridal Bouquet, however, upon learning that their polishes are completely non-toxic, I was hooked!  My heart was set on Pink Jewel Carnation and it did not disappoint.  It was the perfect amount of pink blush on my hands to compliment my pink shoes (more on those later).

The polish itself is flawless.  No streaks, clumps or bubbles.  It went on smooth and dried even prettier than I imagined; even the manicurist asked about the brand!  I did the traditional ‘something blue’ on my toes and went with Dorothy Palm.  My shoes were closed toe, but the color made me smile.Priti NYCWhen you have a chance, I’d highly recommend checking out Priti NYC.  I can’t wait to see what colors they have for 2013!

 

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Saturday Night

Gone are the days of nightclubs and 4:00am arrivals home.  I now welcome a good night in with friends and wine.  To help decide which wines to serve at our wedding, George and I shared a few bottles with friends, direct from Kunde Family Estate.

Of course, what cozy wine tasting would be complete without some tasty treats and Fall flowers.  I hope some of my photos encourage you all to host your own tasting, even if just for fun!

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Happy Friday!

This week was long!  I was all over California and back gathering venue information for the wedding.  I will report in soon on the progress but in the meantime I wanted to share this beautiful photo above at B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company.

Also, Little Maison has been undergoing some blog maintenance, please forgive the lack of writing!  All should be settled soon.   Enjoy the weekend!

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Wedding Inspiration

The race is on to book a venue and start planning my wedding!  Since we are aiming for this Fall, it’s definitely time to gather some inspirational photos of dresses and accessories.  Of course, my aesthetic will fare toward vintage but I do love a modern touch too.  In round one of gathering inspiration I fell in love with 77Diamonds eternity rings and the gowns from Fancy Bridal.   Suggestions are VERY welcome since the next step is purchasing some of these lovely things!

Above – Polka Dot Perfection – The skirt on the Rebecca Dress by Fancy Bridal is spectacular! The Adarna ring from 77Diamonds would make a perfect match for my estate ring. BHLDN’s polka-dot Mary Janes are a fun whimsical touch to the look.

Below – Classic Hollywood – This art deco inspired Diedre dress by Fancy Bridal is so chic; I love the way the sleeves fall.  The veil – I’m still swooning over just about everything Preston & Olivia creates.  More on that HERE.  Another lovely band of gold, rose gold to be precise, the Somoa by 77Diamonds.  Finally, a vintage clutch by Fashion Rerun.

Below – Black & White Chic – This collection is more about the concept, less about the complete look.  The Suzette dress by Fancy Bridal had me at the big bow! The black gold Vogue ring is my favorite of the 77Diamonds eternity rings.  Not sure if I could pull it off as my wedding band but definitely a first anniversary gift!  This 50’s style birdcage veil by Agnes Hart is chic perfection.  I can see it with so many types of dresses.  Last but not least, these Vera Wang heels by David’s Bridal are just too sweet to pass by!

Once again, suggestions are welcome for dresses, shoes, rings, bags or anything wedding related! Thanks in advance. 

Need some more wedding inspiration?  Look HERE.

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Pretty Little Wedding Things

Every day last week I had something wedding related to attend to!  As some of you may know, I got engaged a few weeks back and in the midst of venue research, my best friend and I attended the New York Weddings Event for inspiration.  The goodie bag alone was worth the trip but I knew I had to share some of the pretty little things from the show too!

Above, the bride & groom birdies is from my favorite booth, BHLDN.  This vintage inspired company’s overall aesthetic is so on point for me, I fell in love with everything!  The photo collage below is also from their booth – the shoe on the jadeite plate is a perfect vintage chic display.  Be sure look HERE for even more lovely things by BHLDN.

One of the most talked about booths of the show was Confetti System.  This unique paper decor element would add life and color to any event.  They had their work displayed in the entrance way, which made for a spectacular first impression.  Check out a few photos below and be sure to look at their website HERE.   I am fond of their Crystal Pinata (featured below in silver) that is filled with sparkling confetti.

One of the main sponsors (with the largest square footage) was Ann Taylor Weddings & Events.  The photo on left below shows off some of their glitzy accessories and to the right is a display by The Works Catering.  They work at many venues in NYC but mostly their own, Housing Works Bookstore in Soho.  I love the fact that they are a non-profit benefiting those who have and are affected by HIV/AIDS.

What wedding event would be complete without flowers and dresses!  The floral event sponsor, MaganaFloral Design decked out the space with pretty displays like the one below.  Two of my favorite dresses on the floor were by The White Gown (left) and the infamous, Kleinfeld Bridal (right).  Although I haven’t even begun to think about the style of the dress I’d like, they were too pretty not to be showcased.

As I mentioned last week, I love proper millinery designs and Suzanne Couture Millinery did not disappoint (below left).  The ladies at their booth were so warm and welcoming, I will definitely check out their shop on the Upper East Side.

There were plenty of sweet treats to be had but the cutest and tastiest samples were from Cake Alchemy. My friend Lisa highly recommends their red velvet!  Of course, we washed it down with a much needed glass of champagne at the bar.  We admired the chandelier by Taylor Creative for a few moments before starting a second lap around the event.

Need even more Wedding inspiration? 

Check out my past posts HERE and HERE.

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Millinery Magic

When I was ten years old my grandmother was knee deep in a bridal veil business she started from scratch.  With no formal millinery or artistic training she hand crafted bridal veils with plastic pearls, a glue gun and love.  I am not even sure she made money but she was obsessed with creating the right piece for the bride to be.

My grandmother was married at seventeen and wore a pillbox hat.  Her wedding photo hung in her house despite being remarried and decades later it hangs in my bedroom.  Thanks to my grandmother,  I equate beautiful bridal headpieces with pillbox hats.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I am newly engaged or my love for vintage inspired fashion but I am smitten with the millinery beauties by Preston & Olivia.

I am sharing a few favorites below but be sure to visit the Preston & Olivia Etsy shop HERE  and their website HERE for the full collection.  You’ll find authentic magic in their work, I promise.

Can I wear navy as a bride?  It’s too perfect not to be considered!

Don’t forget to visit the Preston & Olivia Etsy shop HERE 

and the full Preston & Olivia website HERE

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Etsy Find: Moi e Ti

Moi e Ti:  This lovely shop is filled to the brim with perfect paper goods and favors for your next gathering!

I couldn’t resist using some of the Moi e Ti  items at brunch this past weekend to celebrate my engagement with my Mother and Grandmother.  Our intimate gathering was perfect to appreciate the beauty and superb quality of the goods.  I can’t wait to use these straws at my Bridal Shower!  I hope you enjoy my photos.

If you’re planning a fun Easter celebration, birthday party or just want to beautify a meal, check out the Moi e Ti shop HERE.  

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Engaged!

Engaged!

I mentioned in several posts that my boyfriend George and I have been searching for an estate engagement ring. What I didn’t mention was that one chilly Sunday, we found the perfect ring! George surprised me last weekend while we visited his house in Pennsylvania with a pretty little velvet box with my dream ring.

The ring is from the 1940s, platinum and brilliant cut in a fishtail setting. It couldn’t be any prettier. It catches every piece of light and I find myself lost in the sparkle.

George and I couldn’t be happier to start our lives together. Hopefully my 14 years of event planning experience will make the process painless and we can enjoy the journey!

Here is my shameless display of the ring, I just love it!

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