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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚ And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Peace πŸ’œβœŒ

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

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

Grey & Lilac Grey Wedding Gowns ~ The Hot Alternative To Blush

Hello lovelies! How is your day this fine freeezzzing winter day? It’s just a bit (meaning a whole lot) cold up here in good old Michigan. Which even though I hate the cold, is really how it is supposed to be up here in January. So I am happy the weather is more “normal” than when we were having Tornados in December! (Btw, I’m a weather nut so weather talk actually intrests me lol)
One good thing about Winter to me is all the Awesomely Gorgeous Winter Weddings & Styled Shoots! We get to see what the many creative minds came up with for all the new Fall/Winter gowns, so exciting! And Soooo many pretties πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
I was on Pinterest & Etsy.com *Swooning* over all the pretty gowns & decor and such, when I noticed A LOT of new grey/greyish purple wedding gowns on my fav designers sites. Even some old favs are available in grey now. Grey isn’t anything new of course, been around as long as all the other colors lol. But whoa what an influx that seems to be going on this Winter! And of course I’m in Love β™₯β™₯
What seems to be happening, to me anyway, is Blush gowns have become so much part of the “norm” for wedding gowns in the last few years that now Grey is becoming the new “it” alternative color of choice. An alternative to the alternative if you will. Especially for brides who want a bit of color but not be totally “untraditional”. What do you all think? Do you see this trend evolving & are you loving it or not so much? I think it is going to be sticking around for quite a few seasons. Especially with Pantone’s Lilac Grey helping it along! Here are some pretties to help you decide: Enjoy!
(and p.s. – these gowns are from all levels of price ranges)

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"Iris" by Carousel Fashion on Etsy.com

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Gown by Wedding Dress Fantasy

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Lara Designs #32638 By NewYorkDress.com

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"Icidora" by Milamira Bridal on Etsy.com

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"Gardenia" by Carousel Fashion on Etsy.com

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Sweetheart Neckline Pleated Organza Asymmetrical Gown by Wedding Dress Fantasy

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"Beryl" by David Tutera for Mon Cheri

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From Fall/Winter 2015 by Tony Ward

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Grey Gowns by Couture | Paolo Sebastian

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Grey Gowns by Couture | Paolo Sebastian

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Indian Wedding Gown - Designer Unknown

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Grey Gown by Sarah Nouri

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Grey Beaded Chiffon Gowns by Little Mistress

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Vera Wang Textured Draped Organza Wedding Dress at DavidsBridal.com

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Jenny Yoo
'Annabelle' Convertible Tulle Column Dress

Well I don’t know about y’all but I think these dresses are seriously gorgeous! Hope you found something you like today! Now that you’ve had your dose of Dapper, don’t forget to spread the love! See ya next time! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸŒ·β™₯

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All Gowns & Photo Credits to the original gown designers & photographers*

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Pantone Color(s) of the Year 2016

Hello my lovelies!  I am really excited to bring to you The 2016 Colors of the Year from Pantone! You read that right! Colorsssss! For the 1st time since they started picking a “Color of the Year” (which was in 2000) the powers at be have decided on Two colors of the year.
Rose Quartz & Serenity

 

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And I for one couldn’t be happier!

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Aren’t they both just gorgeous??

When they announced the top 10 colors for Spring 2016 I was immediately drawn to both colors. They were my 2 favs besides Fiesta. Red is always #1 with me lol. And then when Pantone made the announcement for “Colors of the Year” , I could swear I heard the sound of wedding lovers everywhere squeal with delight! It’s the first time since 2006’s “Sand Dollar” that they’ve picked an actual pastel color. I’m already having a blast making a ton of inspiration boards lol πŸ™‚ Also the nod to gender equality is pretty awesome! I had a feeling Rose Quartz might be color of the year, especially given all the pink & blush color wedding gowns that are out there now. And pastel blue isn’t too far behind.
So what do y’all think ~ Love it or Leave it? Is 2 colors of the year too many? Or do you like more choices? I said it before & I’ll probably keep on saying it, one thing for sure is 2016 is going to be awesomely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what all those talented lovelies cook up for our eye candy fix! πŸ˜€ Here’s some pretties to help you decide which one you love ❀

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~ Jenny Yoo “Annabelle” Gowns ~

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~ Stella York ~

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~ Atelier Aimee Eme ~

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~FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy.com~

Happy Planning! Hope you enjoyed! See y’all next time on the flip! \m/ ❀

β˜†Lorie Leeβ˜†

*All gowns credit to designers listed with photo. And All inspiration board photos credit to Pinterest*

Love Never Fails Wedding Invitation

Hello all! I am really excited to say this invitation is my own design πŸ™‚ My love of digital art and weddings has inspired me to give it a go. I really love the idea of helping couples find perfect invites to make their big day special! Especially affordable ones. So from time to time I’ll post new designs as they are made. And please feel free to give me a holler if you want me to make something for you. No worries though, I promise not to bombard you with products that I make and turn my little blog into a commercial! (That is actually a Huge pet-peeve of mine.) Just excited to try new things in my life.Β Hope y’all have blessed day! See you soon πŸ™‚

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

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If you are interested or just wanna look around, click on this link & it will take you to the invites page. Thanks for taking the time to read my post, it really means a lot! 💖✌
Love Never Fails Invitation by RockeynRose

Is Peach the new Pink??

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Peach & Cream Bridal Bouquet

Hello my loves! Happy Friday the 13th! (It is a lucky day in my family. 2 of my siblings were born on that date) I hope this finds you all healthy & happy πŸ™‚ We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving over here. Been some wild weather this Autumn, Tornados in Michigan in November? Okaaaay? lol. Thankfully no injuries though πŸ™‚ So I thought maybe I would put Autumn out of my mind for a bit and look at the pretties for Spring 2016 Weddings.
Thus leading to the topic of this post. I must pose a question to you… Is Peach taking over Pink as the “Go to” pastel color for weddings? From my vantage point it is hard to say. They’re both very beautiful colors with all kinds of gorgeous shades in-between them. And add the fact that Pantone included both in their top 10 colors for Spring 2016 with Rose Quartz and Peach Echo.

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See my dilemma? They are just both so pretty to me. Plus they also go great together. One arguing point for Pink is that a ton of designers have gone pink crazy in their bridal gown designs in the last few years, giving pink brides more choices than ever before. It’s an awesome color for brides who want a color gown but want to stay traditional as well. Pink is the quintessential color of softness & femininity. The popularity of Pink does make it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for. Then there is the Peach craze that has been flying just under the radar as well. Peach is great for brides that want just a bit more “Wow” factor than Pink can give. Not every bride is a Pink girly girl and Peach can be a great way to go for them. It can add softness without being too “Barbie” girl. Not to mention all those Southern Georgia Peach Brides 😁 . I must confess though, I am loving them both lol. But in this day and age of individuality, who says ya can’t have both? Here’s some pretties for you to drool over & maybe you can help me decide. Enjoy!

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Romona Keveza Spring 2016

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Romona Keveza Spring 2016

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Reem Acra Gowns

As you can see, smart designers are comimg out with fab gowns in both colors.

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FabMood.com

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FabMood.com

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SouthBound Bride

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SouthBound Bride

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Pink Gowns & Matching Bouquets

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Peach Gowns & Matching Bouquets

So what are your thoughts? Pink? Peach? Both? One thing is for sure. Spring 2016 is going to be a totally awesome gorgeous wedding season!!
See y’all next time & don’t forget to add a little Dapper to your everyday! Peace ✌💖

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All photos credit to their orignal websites and Pinterest*

Dapper Inspiration ~ Tropical Weddings

    Hello Lovelies! Happy November! Hope you all had an awesome Halloween. Besides the rain, we had a perfect day for tricks & treats! At least it wasn’t snow! Right? lol. So now it is unofficially ‘Holiday Season’ in my neck of the woods. But being the perpetual summer baby that I am, I cannot, nor will I acknowledge anything that relates to that certain opposite season of Summer…..just yet. So to appease my longing for anything Summer-like, I am inspired to share today some inspiration for tropical/destination/beach weddings. So grab a Mai Tai & join me, won’t you? 😆🌴🌺

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Blue Floral Watercolor Wedding. Songjiang Wonderland Continental Hotel & Resort ~ Near Shanghai, China

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Red & Pink Winter Tropical Wedding. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel ~ Hawaii, USA

I know, I know, I said the “W” word! Don’t worry, I put a dollar in the swear jar already…. 😆👍

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Aqua Royal Blue & Gold Wedding. Savannah Beach, USA

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Fuchsia & Purple Fiesta Wedding at Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina in Mexico

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Sunshine Yellow & Purple Hawaiian Wedding. Aloha Weddings in Hawaii, USA

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Sea Glass & Lavender Wedding. By SandPetalweddings.com in Flordia, USA

Definitely wanting to dip my toes in the sand now! See y’all on the flip! 😆💖✌

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Watercolor Edition

Hello all you beauties! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Enjoying the warm weather while it is here. β˜€
I am inspired to share with you today one of my more recent obsessions in fashion, weddings & art. Watercolor. This trend has been gaining popularity at light speed. And I sure hope it does not slow down! Because I Am In Love! Light pastels with pops of bold color and florals abound. Aaahhhh so beautiful!  So here’s a bit of Dapper for your day today, hope you enjoy~

   

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      Just don’t mind me over here swooning lol. Have an awesome & gorgeous day y’all. See ya next time. πŸ™‚ 💖

ƸӜƷ Lorie Lee ƸӜƷ