{Vera Wang + J Crew} Textured Up

One of the most gorgeous things about a wedding is texture. Whether it is the view from the ceremony, the building of the reception, or the floral arrangements, creating complimenting textures throughout the space makes for a totally gorgeous event. I love that dresses are taking this same turn by creating an interesting an unique approach to the plain old white dress. Of course Vera Wang just hit the ball out of the park with these dresses. We saw this back with the Diana dress, and here she goes again with another line of multi-dimensional dresses. Oh how I would die to wear this.

J Crew started the whole "lets become a wedding shop" with their totally incredible line of dresses. Again, talk about texture and fabric choices that otherwise haven't been seen all too often. Now we are awaiting Anthropologie's new line and now have a variety of "department store" brands to turn to.

Who else is loving these totally unique textures? I actually purchased a dress that has a lot of texture and a lot of interesting components, so of course I am totally loving this. In all reality, it is much more couture, and I like couture.

And since no look is complete without an amazing pair of shoes, and I am a little wild in the style department, here are two pairs of Louboutin's that would look phenom with these dresses.

Dress {Check} Shoes {Check}!

While I was busy planning the details and trying to forget that I even needed a dress for the wedding, I somehow stumbled across the perfect one! It's a bit edgy, a bit fun and the exact style I want! I can't post any pictures here, but I assure you, it's a totally awesome gown by Melissa Sweet from the upcoming Spring 2011 collection. I went to the Pricilla of Boston store about 4 times in a week, and yesterday I finally purchased the dress! Ian's brother and sister came into town on Sunday, so I was able to try on the dress for his sister and his mom. It is being custom fitted to me, we are adding a few buttons and making it a sweetheart neckline. The best part about this whole trip, I got 20% off the dress! It was still rather expensive, but I still feel good about getting a deal!

Somehow I stumbled across the shoes out of nowhere and purchased those as well. The deal?? 75% off! I only spent $200 on this fantastic pair of statement heels.

Can't wait to wear these babies at the wedding!

I tried on most of these Melissa Sweet dresses. Though they are all gorgeous, there was something was wasn't wowing me like it was on the dress I choose! Which is your favorite?

And now let's introduce Melissa Sweet to Christian Louboutin since they will be partnered up on my wedding day. These are a few of the runner-up shoes styles that I was deciding between.

Ok, enough about me! How was everyone's weekend?? What items did you check off your wedding to-do list?? Try on dresses, finish the favors, send out the invites, tie the knot?? I would love to hear about your weekend.

Red, Inspired

Source: William Sonoma, One Love Photography, Melissa Sweet, One Charming Party

I'm no fan of the cookie cutter red and white wedding, which may be why I have stayed away from doing red and white inspiration boards. But these gorgeous pieces just came together perfectly and the result was love. Mix anemone flowers, Melissa Sweet and Louboutin, and this amazing combo will leave you swooning.