Bridesmaid Dresses {mix & matching}

I recently started using the 'Secret Boards' on Pinterest and am loving it for so many reasons! This past week I've been using it as I narrow in on the look of the bridal party. I am 90% sure we'll be doing the mix and match look for the bridesmaids. I like that with the Secret Boards, I have the option to pin my own as I gather inspiration and then share with all my ladies once I'm ready! And then instead of sending an email with a bunch of links, I can send them actual pictures that link right through to where they can buy them (I heart Pinterest). I'm leaning towards neutral, light dresses. Maybe keeping the same length to keep them consistent.

Sources: top left, bottom left, middle, right

Sources: top left, bottom left, middle, right

Sources: left, right

As you can see I'm thinking a light nude/tan/ivory color palate. When we're all together, it should look something like this...



Mixing and matching can be a challenge, but when done right, I love the way it looks! Did you have your bridesmaids in different dresses? Any tips on making everything look polished and pulled together?

P.S. In my unrelated search this week about DIY Christmas tree skirts, I came across this link with instructions on how to make one out of your old bridesmaid dress, click here. So funny.

Melissa’s Inspiration

I thought it would be fantastic to feature multiple brides on the blog and go through the whole planning process from a few different angles, with a few different colors schemes, and a few different venues! I figured the best place to start would be with friends of mine who are also planning their weddings! Why not right? The first of my introductions is Melissa. Her wedding is scheduled for June 2011, but like me-nothing has been picked out or booked just yet. Her style is chic, glam and garden- all of which mix incredibly well together. She is incorperating lots of whites and golds into the mix and wants details such as chandeliers and couches. All the plans so far sound quite amazing. I could be happier to be a part of her wedding or have her as a part of mine!

I'll continue to show more about her wedding in the future, so watch out for that!

The above inspiration board gives an idea of the decor and accents of the space. The idea of having heart notes is adorable. Photo Credit: SMP

This board shows the types of accents she would like to have as well as the color scheme in general! Photo Cred: SMP

What wedding style are you going with?? Is anyone planning a garden chic wedding and have ideas to offer? Let me know!