4th of July Weddings

Hello my lovelies!! And a huge Happy 4th of July Weekend to you all! I hope you had an awesome Holiday! For anyone not in The USA that might be reading this, The 4th of July is the day that my country celebrates the signing of our “Declaration of Independence” and essentially became the USA. It’s my favorite non-religious holiday for a lot of reasons- (Red!) And I promise not to bore y’all to death with all that lol. So in honor of my Homeland, I decided to do a post dedicated to the best Holiday of the summer! That way you all can see just how versatile the good ‘ole red, white & blue can be! Hopefully this will help a Bride, Maid or Mum out & get those creative juices flowing! Enjoy the Dapper y’all!

 

 

 

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I don’t know about you, but a 4th of July themed wedding would be so awesome! And even a bit easier on your wallet with so many decorations already available! I’m really loving the “Heart Shoes”  & those Adorable Flower Girl Dresses 🙂 What one(s) were your favs? Would you consider a 4th of July wedding? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Well, that’s all for now Lovelies. See y’all on the flip side!

🌻Lorie Lee 🌻

 

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Elegant Sunflowers

Was so Inspired by this absolutely gorgeous sunflower wedding cake. Via~ Collin Cowie Weddings & Ben The Cake Guy.

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Isn’t just gorgeous?! Have a great weekend everyone! And a Happy Father’s day to all the Awesomely Dads & Dads-to-be!  🌻🌻🌻🌻😄❤

Pantone Colors Fall 2016

  1. Hello My Lovelies! How are you all doing? I hope you’re all enjoying the (unofficial) beginning of Summer! Or as we call it in Michigan, Orange cone season lol! I am such a Summer Baby it isn’t even funny. Camping, Bonfires, Swimming, Gardening! I could go on & on. And I’ve missed you guys Soooo much! I’ve been fighting with my health these last couple months. And I’ll keep on fighting 😉. And I am so happy that I feel good enough to write again! ❤☝ And just in time too! Pantone recently released their Color Report for Fall 2016 & their Top 10 picks. And of course I’m in Love lol.
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Pantone Top 10 Colors Fall 2016 – via Pantone.com

Riverside Blue, Airy Blue, Sharkskin Grey, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar, Lush Green, Potter’s Clay, Spicy Mustard and Bodacious Lavender. *Sigh* They’re all so pretty. This is the first time since I started keeping up with Pantone that I can honestly say I really love all the colors on this list! I’ve liked the others for sure, but like a regular person would, there were a color or two that I thought were pretty but not my favorite. This list I’m just crushing over! 💖😍 Here are some Inspiration Boards for you to Swoon & Crush on….

 

~♡Riverside♡~

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~♡Airy Blue♡~

 

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~♡Sharkskin Grey♡~

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~♡Aurora Red♡~

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~♡Warm Taupe♡~

 

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~♡Dusty Cedar♡~

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~♡Lush Meadow♡~

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~♡Potter’s Clay♡~

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~♡Spicy Mustard♡~

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~♡Bodacious Lavender♡~

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Creative Reception Table Numbers

Hello my sweets! I hope you all are having a great weekend so far. As you can probably guess, this post is about some awesome, creative ways to display the table numbers at your reception.
Really they can be used for any party or gathering you may be planning.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with wedding/party planning; Table Numbers are used so that your guests can easily find where they are supposed to sit. When you figure out the seating arrangement for everyone, you make individual cards or “escort cards” for each person with the table number & their name on them to put on display. Usually near the entrance to the venue is the best place.

I have heard & read that it is starting to be more of a trend to not have guests “assigned” to certain seats. And I totally get that. I personally did not have them at my wedding. But then again, I didn’t know about it either! I believe there are quite a few good reasons why you might want to have a seating arrangement: It makes counting how many people you’re serving a meal to easier. It helps take away the anxiety of making your guests have to guess where they should sit. On the more extreme end, you or your soon-to-be spouse might have family that just cannot sit near each other without fighting, ect. Heck, maybe you want to just for the fun decorative aspect! It makes your guests feel more involved in your big day to know you made a special place “just for them” at your dinner! And you don’t have to be throwing a party with 200+ guests to want to have a special place for them when they arrive. Either way, I do know when you’re in the middle of planning it is sometimes hard to come up with neat & fun ideas. I can easily do it for others but when it’s for Me I draw a blank lol. So hopefully this will help someone get their creative juices flowing. And maybe you will see something you might have not thought of on your own. I sure know I found a few I would’ve not thought about! Get your pin it buttons ready!

*warning, this post it picture heavy*

(All photos via Pinterest & Etsy.com & are credited to their original artists)

 

 

 

 

~Balloons~

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~Luminaries or Candles~

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~Picture Frames~

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~Buttons~

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~Rocks~

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~Antique or Mismatched Mirrors~

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~Old Photos of the Couple or of Their Families~
*I love the idea of using what year the photo was taken as the Table Number! Too cute!*

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~Destinations~
*Either places you want to go or use photos of places you have been together*

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~Vinyl Records~

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~Plates and/or Tea Cups~

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~Topiary or Greens~

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~Message in a Bottle~
*Perfect for Nautical or Beach Themes*

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~Shells~
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~A Picture of The Number Drawn in Sand~

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~Old License Plates~
*I never would have come up with this! But I love it!*
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~Gothic~

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~Comic Book / Pop Art~

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~Steampunk Victorian~

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~Agate/Geodes Gemstone~

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Are those pretty awesome or what?? I personally LOVE the agate & gemstones. But they’re all so cool! I hope this gives you some ideas for your party or event. For me it really helps to see things put together & draw my ideas from there 🙂 What ones were your favs? Do you have any unique ideas you’d like to tell me about? What did you do for your Table Numbers & Escort Cards? I’d love to hear them! 🙂  *All of these ideas can be DYI’ed if you want to. But almost all of them are also available on Etsy.com for your convinence*  See ya next time!

Peace ✌

❀ Lorie Lee ❀

 

Red for Spring!

Ah yes my lovlies! This is a blog post with my favor-ite color in the world! I have loved it my whole life! Oh sure, I love lots of colors, all colors in fact. Color crushes come & go but my true love for the color of Love has never faded. And since Christmas & Valentine’s Day have come & gone,  everyone is looking ahead to Spring and all the lush pretty pastels. Which I love as well. But it seems I’m having some major red withdrawal. So I implore you all to not leave gorgeous red behind as we dive into Spring. Don’t wait for Summer to bring back the beauty of red hues. After all, Pantone Fiesta is a color for Spring 2016. Got it? Ok? Good! 😆 Here are some ways to incorporate red into your next Springtime Soiree & A lil bit of Dapper for your day. Peace! ✌💋❤😆❤

 

 

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

My Top 20 All-Time Favorite Wedding Gowns

Hello all my loves out there! How are all of you? I hope you’re healthy & happy this February morn. I can’t believe it is already ❤Valentine’s Day❤ this week! Which also means, for me, that my youngest daughter is turning Sweet 16! Omgoodness!! 😋 (sorry but here comes a Proud Mom Moment)

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Isn't she 💗Beautiful💗?!

It seriously feels like I was just 16…wow.
I do want to apologize to anyone who has been waiting for me to do this post. I have been wanting to do it for a while, but I hadn’t felt very well. But I’m back now!! Yay 💖💖😊
These gowns I want to share today are my all-time favs. Everytime I see them I *swoon* just as much as I did the 1st time. They all just took my breath away (insert cheesy 80’s song here). Most of the gowns will be from 2015, but not all. Thus why this isn’t a favs of 2015 post lol. I will let you know which ones are from where like always 😊 Because it’s sorta the whole point if I’m actually trying to Help Brides, Maids & Mum’s find a gown, right lol? So I’ll quit rambling on now & get to the pretties! Enjoy!

#20. “DELPHINA” Seafoam Italian silk & French lace with Satin lining wedding gown by ~ Emily Riggs Bridal $7000.00 USD.

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#19. “Jacinta” #9575 in Ivory & Pewter by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 $2500.00 USD

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#18. “Geraldine” #Y21441 by ~
Sophia Tolli $1500-$1900 USD (I’ve been lucky enough to see this gown in person and it just Sparkles! Soooo beautiful!)

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#17. Style 115972 by ~ Montage by Mon Cheri $518.00 USD (Picture wearing this on the white beaches of Greece with the bluest of oceans behind you. Yaaaasss! Heaven.)

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#16. “Evelyn” by British phenom designer ~ Vick Rowe (inquire for price)

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**One of the most amazing things about Miss Rowe, is after the wedding she has the Bride bring in her gown and changes it up for her into a dress she can wear again & keep forever! 😀**


#15. “Diana” gown by ~ Lurelly $650.00 USD (Rose Quartz & Serenity anyone!? Seriously though, the embroidery on this gown is T. D. F!)

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#14. “Gardenia” gown from the Romantique Collection by ~ Claire Pettibone $2800.00 USD

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#13. Style #T172018 French Lace Gown by ~ Jasmine Bridal $2000 – $2500.00 USD (I bet you can’t tell why I am in love with this one? lolol)

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#12. Style 876 from The Sapphire Collection by ~ Alfred Angelo
$1600.00 USD (I just now saw that this gown has been discontinued by AA. But I kept it in my list here because I saw a ton of pre-owned ones for sale if you just gotta have it. Which I would so yeah lol 😊)

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#11. “Cara Lynette” gown French chiffon & lace by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 Fall $1500.00 USD

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#10. “Cleopatra” Silk Satin gown by the incomperable ~ Amanda Wakeley $6500.00 USD (This amazing gown also comes in 7 different colors of fabric & beading combos. See 2nd photo for swatches.)

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#9. “Pia” Satin with lace overlay & exquisite back detail by ~ Amelia Sposa 2016 Collection (inquire for price)

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#8. The “Onyx” tulle & satin gown in Ivory or Gold with 3D flowers by ~ Catherine Deane about $2000.00 USD (This gown was being sold on BHLDN.COM in gold for $700.00 USD. But as of the date of this posting, they were sold out.)

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#7. “Coco” gown from the Spirit Collection by ~ Anna Campbell $2130.00 USD

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#6. “Heart’s Desire” gown from the Still Life Collection. Pink & Red Roses Embroidered on Real Golden Lace over a Pearl Silk lining by ~ Claire Pettibone $7500.00 USD (It really does make my heart stand still!)

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#5. A Stunningly Gorgeous laser cut lace sheath gown with a exquisite silk satin & tulle removable over skirt that flows into a chapel train By ~ Berta Bridal 2016 Spring (inquire for price)

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#4. “Alchemy” from the Continuing Collection. Gold bullion lace with scalloped hem, lined in blush silk with sheer lace back. By Claire Pettibone $5000.00 USD

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#3. A gorgeous sparkling A line Ball Gown with a romantic deep V plunging neckline from the SS 2016 Collection by ~ Berta Bridal (inquire for pricing)

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Now, these last 2 gowns are actually tied for 1st place with me. I love them both equally. So no big surprise here, one is Red and the other is Black! Hey at least I’m consistent right? lol. So here are my favorite all-time wedding gown(s).

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#2. “Katarina” by none other than the Queen of wedding gowns, Vera Wang ! From her 2013 Spring Collection. This gown has it all. Satin, Lace, Embroidery, Ball Gown from Heaven. Then just for kicks, she made it more perfect and turned it Red. The most beautiful color of red there is.

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And don’t worry my traditional beauties out there. Because it also comes in White/Ivory too. And it’s just as gorg!
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#1. “Raven” Black tulle embroidered with pink and red roses over silver sequins and pearl silk with chapel train. It’s black, but not quite, dark & light at the same time. And thoroughly stunning! And also comes in Ivory as well 🙂 By the Goddess of Romance & Vintage – Claire Pettibone

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There we have it. My all time favs! Ya know until I actually started writing this post, I did not realize how diverse my taste in fashion really is. Huh? Who would of thunk it? So what do you beauties think? Do you agree with my choices? What your favs? I love to hear! I hope everyone has an awesome Valentine’s Day weekend – even if you’re single. There’s love all around us, we just gotta look! And I Love you all too! Be safe. And see you on the flip side 😊✌💖💋

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻
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Ralph & Russo Couture S/S 2017 – Paris Fashion Week

Hello sweets! I am really excited to share these *major swoon* worthy dresses with y’all today! This is the collection that just debuted on the runways of Pairs Fashion Week Spring 2016. Ralph & Russo are one of the premier clothing brands in the world, but this season they really outdid themselves. So. Many. Lovelies! I think my fav is the Serenity blue strapless gown with big circle flowers on the skirt! Which one(s) are yours? Make sure you check their website: ralphandrusso.com or their IG: @ralphandrusso & see the whole collection 🙂

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Aren’t those gowns just dreamy? I think it’s the perfect mix of Modern Flair & Timeless Designs. Oh, and btw, their handbags & shoes are supremely awesome as well!

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Yep! It’s offical. I’m in Love ❤
OK that’s all for today. Hopefully I will see you next time 🙂 And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Peace 💜✌

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All photos credited to the offical Ralph & Russo Instagram Account*