Friday Feature: Wedding books

We are book worms here at B&A, especially when it comes to our favorite topic weddings! Wedding books are a great way to get an inside scope on the world of weddings, what to expect on your big day, and of course some amazing decor inspiration. Believe us there is no better eye candy  than a great wedding book! Below are three books that we just can’t seem to put down, and don’t think you will be able to either.

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If you haven’t heard of the wonderful wedding inspiration site known as Style Me Pretty, you have probably been living under a rock and we highly advise making your way over there NOW! Ok now that, that is taken care of, take that amazingly fabulous wedding website and turn it into an equally fabulous book and you have Style Me Pretty Weddings. You can purchase your very own copy right here.

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The Wedding Book, nicknamed The Wedding Bible, is jam packed with experience, inspiration, and style tips. Written by well known wedding planner Mindy Weiss, The Wedding Book helps brides to prepare and anticipate every detail big or small. Looking for this book? You can find it here or on your local Barnes and Noble shelf.

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Lastly, we swoon over this hot off the press, newly released wedding book. If you’re looking for a book with a ton of current inspiration and whole lot of fun, The New-Fashioned Wedding by the fabulous ladies of Bash, please is the book for you. We highly advise rushing to order a copy here, you wont be sorry we promise!

Do you have a favorite wedding book? We would love to hear it!

Friday Feature: Christmas Gift’s From Cameo Nouveau!

We are always in search of great new online boutiques with unique and beautiful pieces to give as gifts, use for weddings/shoots, and sometimes even a little something for ourselves. That is why when we stumbled across Cameo Nouveau we knew it was love at first site. This site has a variety of items for all different styles and tastes, it is full of amazing home decor, clothing, and jewelry. We thought we would help you all get a jump start on your Christmas shopping with our favorite picks from Cameo Nouveau

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Of course the arrow cuff bracelet is on the top of our christmas list this year! We are also head over heals for these Made with love recycled bracelets, proceeds go to women and children in West Africa. These beauties make great gifts for friends & Family.

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You may all remember these beautiful peace sign plates from our Peace & Love shoot featured on Style me Pretty awhile back. These would be beautiful for a Christmas or New years eve dinner party!

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What’s on the top of your Christmas list this year?

Friday Feature: Etsy Finds

We are not quite sure what wedding planners did before the creation of the online artisan marketplace known as Etsy. Many of our weddings and projects are able to come to life from the handmade pieces from many of the amazing Etsy sellers and shops. If you have not heard of Etsy you have probably been living under a rock, but don’t worry we are going to pull you out from underneath and show you some of the phenomenally crafted pieces that you can purchase and incorporate into your wedding and event projects. You can just about find every little detail needed to  your big day on Etsy, from invites, to decor, and even wedding dresses. Here are our friday feature top ten Esty wedding finds that we have been coveting lately…

Would love to receive this sweet calligraphed save the date by: Berinmade

Modern confetti invitation suite by: JensimpsonDesign

Stripped paper straws jazz up any fete, especially when they are gold from: littleinkNZ

I can’t get over how stunning these hand lettered escort cards are from: makewells

How will your guest know how to get around your wedding with out a beautiful sign by: SweetNcollective

Lead your guests to their tables with a little added shine from: Greenridge

Decorative signs are always a great added touch by: Yesdearstudio

Balloons seem to be everywhere these days, Check out these inexpensive beauties from: Stephshivesstudio

Keep your fella looking dapper in a bow tie from Pocketsquareclothing

Love finding new ideas for guest sign in like these sweet love notes by: Blushandbeau

Do you have any favorite Etsy finds? We are always looking for new Etsy sellers and pieces!

Friday Feature: Dior Suite St. Regis

It’s Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday… Ok just kidding, but we are beyond happy its friday that we are doing a little happy dance and song in the office. We are especially thrilled because today marks one week until we are off to New York City, so we thought we would share with you our follow up friday feature of the Dior suite at the St. Regis New york. With views of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, the Dior Suite is a one-bedroom suite which was inspired by the house’s Parisian ateliers.  The design includes their signature pale gray color, beautiful moldings, and French furniture found in Dior stores worldwide as well as framed Christian Dior sketches which hang in the living room. This is one chic suite we would love to slumber in…

Where do you like to eat and sleep while traipsing around New York?

Friday Feature: Jane Schulak

I can honestly say that I am in complete and utter aw over this weeks friday feature! Today I will be featuring the creative genius Jane Schulak who created the most elegant and creative luncheon, with decor made up completely of paper! Using one of the rooms in the Louvre as the location, this gorgeous fete was dreamed up for a fundraiser for the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France. Schulak choose paper as the theme due to the museums largest, oldest, and most extensive collection of paper and presses in the world. Jane collaborated with one of frances most magnificent paper artists Marianne Guely to execute this masterpiece of a party…

Each guest got to take home one of these paper topiaries as a memento!

What do you think? Would you throw an all paper party?

Friday Feature: Swoon by Katie

Today we are honored to feature our dear friend Katie Scott and her phenomenal photography company Swoon by Katie.  We must warn you that we are completely obsessed with Katie and all of her work and pretty sure that you will be too after this post. As you can see from her work in the pictures below every image captured by Katie seems to be bursting with sweet emotions of love and happiness. You truly feel as though you have been given a front row seat into each couples special day. Of course we can’t talk about how stunning Katie’s work is without mentioning she is one of the sweetest gals in town.

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We just can’t stop swooning over this beautiful moment captured by Katie!

You may also recognize Katie’s work from when we were so lucky  to collaborate with her on our girl scout photo shoot a few months back, we have a few other great projects in the works with the wonderful Katie so keep an eye out.

Check out more of Katie’s work and her blog over at her beautiful new website Swoon by Katie where you can enter to win an iPad 3!!! Yes you heard that right Swoon by Katie is giving away a iPad 3 to one lucky winner.

So what are you waiting for? get over to her site and enter to win!