Wedding Dresses Galore

Warning:  this is a very biased post of my favorite wedding dresses.

I have never been that girl that has dreamed of her big day since she was 4 or saw the perfect dress and thought YES THAT’S THE DRESS until I began working at Vintage Villas. After looking through tons and tons of designers and seeing many many brides I have noticed that the A-line/princess style is very popular. This may be so because it flatters many body types (and is my fave!).
Hint – here is how to find out which style will work for you.

you can never go wrong with too many ruffles.
dress via Sarah Sevens

modern version of a mermaid gown.
dress via Sarah Sevens.

Now I seem to think that the short dress is making its way back very slowly
and starting with these fabolous high-low gowns:

dress via Thread. dress via BHLDN. dress via Ivy & Aster.

and now the dress that is my darling

dress via BHLDN.

To see other collections please visit Martha Stewart Weddings for a great round up!

Bridal Shower

As the maid of honor for a friend I threw a bridal shower back in June at Sugarbaby’s Cupcake Boutique in Houston. This was THE place to hold my party – with a black and white palette the color ideas were endless.  I brainstormed themes for weeks and when i came across the cutest invites on Pear Tree I just knew it had to be kitchen/recipe themed. I scoured Pinterest for color combos.



And you know once you are on Pinterest you are inspired by many other lovely images like these:

which turned into this:

On my wooden forks, spoons, and spatulas I printed sayings out like – “Khara & Nathan – Spoon to be wed!”, “Khara & Nathan – Together fork ever!”, & “Khara & Nathan – So flipping cute!” then tied them on with red ribbon.  I made the paper flowers following these instructions.  We had mimosas, cupcakes, and chit-chatted majority of the time.

love is sweet.

adorable “chandelier” lamps in the room.

All the guests brought their favorite recipe with kitchen appliances or dinnerware to make the recipe.  The bride was in total happiness opening everything; she thought it was the perfect party for becoming a new wife!  Fun, fun times with the bestie!!

You Are Invited

Vintage Villas Hotel and Events requests the honor of your presence at our Summer Open House!

Join us on Sunday, August 14th from 2:00-4:00pm to enjoy our Chef’s mouth-watering cuisine, sip a refreshing cocktail, and mix and mingle with some of Austin’s top vendors with amazing summer views of Lake Travis.

We hope to see you soon!
(click the image above to RSVP or here)

What a Drag, but Here is Amazing Eye-Candy!

My computer has been down for a while and it is quite odd to blog from another computer.  So for the time being here is something sweet from a local Austin videographer – The Wedding Theater – who I have been oogling over for the past few days!  This video gives me chills that multiply!

Rich + Sara’s Lost Mission Extended Wedding Trailer from 1023media // The Wedding Theater on Vimeo.


Since discovering Etsy about 3 years ago I find myself researching one thing specific like hammocks. Then before I know it I follow a trail that lands me somewhere amazingly unexpected like to a vintage book wreath. I am always shocked how many tabs/windows I have opened at once. Lately though I have been finding myself following a wedding inspired trail.

Head over heels for these Mr. & Mrs. signs
Image via Pink Posh

I have been a little obsessed with clothespins lately
Image via He and She Photography

Love banners are so in
Image via Krista Mason

Labor of love favors
Image via He and She Photography

I LOVE researching, learning, and being inspired and sharing what I come across.  Stay tuned for a DIY bridal shower I have been planning!