Tag Archives: Wedding

05. E is for Easter Eggs

The fifth inspiration board in the A to Z series is based on the pretty pastel colors of Easter eggs.

Bridesmaids: Journeys of Mangonett
Shoes: Victoria’s Vintage
Couple under Cherry Tree: Tobiah Tayo Photography
Cake: Hello Naomi Cakes
Macarons and Dessert Table: Divine Party Concepts
Cherry Tree Scene: Sara Studio


04. D is for Dandelion Dreams

For the fourth inspiration board, here is a look with a grey and yellow color palette inspired by dandelions.

Flower Girl: Alan Bedding
Invitation: Beeyond Paper
Bridal Party: Deidre Lynn Photography
Bouquet & Favor: Wedding.Bloguez.com
Engagement Photo: Aria Photography
Cake: The Cake Lady
Bride with Yellow Shoes: Just Be Splendid
Flowers on Chair & Boutonniere: Hugh Forte Photography
Barn & Dandelion Landscape: Thomas Laupstad







Love Is A Small Word

As many of you may know, I have been granted the opportunity to work with the lovely NYC wedding officiant, Sarah Ritchie, on her latest endeavor: an online wedding magazine called “Love Is A Small Word.”  I have written a number of stories for the site including “En Pointe” and a feature on “Get Married” magazine, among others.  This has been a great opportunity for me to expand my bridal horizons and get some real experience in the industry.  It even allowed me the opportunity to have a story posted on “Closet Diaries,” a fun fashion blog.  It’s a wonderful feeling to Google my name and find it attached to bridal stories and sites as opposed to just this blog (though I do take this very seriously) and my various social media accounts.

What I think sets “Love Is…” apart from other bridal sites is the heavy focus on the wedding ceremony itself, not just the fashion and decor planning side, which is typically my focus here on “Unbridaled Passion.”  Sarah is a celebrant and essentially, a master of all things ceremonial.  She writes personalized ceremonies for her couples that really go above and beyond what a typical ceremony may be like.  On “Love Is…”, she shares readings, vows, and loads of great ceremony ideas that will set your wedding apart from the rest and make it just right for you.

So, if you haven’t checked out “Love Is A Small Word” yet, check it out (www.loveisasmallword.com)!  We fuse the spiritual and ceremonial side of weddings with bridal fashion as well as planning ideas and beautiful real stories of Sarah’s many happy couples.




Shopbop: For the Bride Who Breaks the Mold


A selection of Shopbop's wedding dresses -- imgs courtesy of shopbop.com

Not every bride wants to look like a princess on her wedding day.  In fact, many lovely ladies consider themselves to be “unconventional brides” and hope to set themselves apart from the rest.  For these newlyweds-to-be, Shopbop has just launched their wedding boutique.

Shopbop offers plenty of fashion forward options for the non-traditional bride ensuring that there is something for everyone.  The website also features accessories, bridesmaids gowns, honeymoon looks, and bridal lingerie, making it a one-stop shop for their customer.  They even offer up the expertise of “wedding specialists” who vow to “assist with every fashion-related aspect of your wedding experience.”

The list of wedding dress designers whose wares are sold on Shopbop is quite lengthy.  From Rachel Pally to Temperley London, from Jenni Kayne to Max Azria, there are so many options to choose from.  Interesting looks include an utterly minimalist v-neck gown from Halston Heritage, a collared halter gown from 3.1 Phillip Lim, and a clingy round neck dress from Herve Leger.

Accessories include jewelry from designers such as Dannijo and Rachel Leigh, headbands and hairclips from Ban.Do, Deepa Gurnani, and more, and tights from Falke.  Gifts offered include jewelry, watches, charms, and adorable “survival kits” for bridesmaids, mothers-in-law, and the bride herself.  The wide range of price points ensures that there’s something for everyone.

If you’re thinking of going the less traditional route or just need a good idea for a bridesmaid gift, Shopbop’s new wedding boutique is worth a look!


Thakoon adds a touch of draped Grecian flair to a strapless gown -- img courtesy of shopbop.com

Also available in white, Rachel Pally's off-the-shoulder "Midsummer Dress" offers comfort and laidback style -- img courtesy of shopbop.com

This maxi dress by Shoshanna would be perfect for a beach or destination wedding -- img courtesy of shopbop.com.