Beautiful Bridal Shoes

You have the perfect dress, a color scheme that suits your wedding style and a stunning bouquet, now it’s time to choose the perfect bridal shoe. Whether you are going for a vintage look with lace, a retro pump, a classic heel with a satin bow or a glittery, bejeweled sandal, today’s bridal shoes do not disappoint. Here’s a roundup of my favorite wedding shoes for fall. Enjoy!











Every Little Girl&#39s Dream

As I’m sure you’re well aware at this point, a prince was born this week … a future king. It’s the stuff that makes up fairytales, and it makes the little girl in me squeal with delight! There is a chance that somewhere right now in England there is a little baby girl who will one day be a princess! For those of us who will always believe in the magic of a first kiss, one true love and happily ever after, I’ve compiled some princess-inspired eye candy.

Enjoy, my princess brides!

This Romona Keveza gown from the Spring 2014 collection is simply sumptuous!
Romona Keveza


Fiona Cairns’ out-of-this-world confection for the 2011 royal wedding
The Sun

 A modern-day Cinderella slipper by Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

If you’re going to wear a tiara, it doesn’t hurt if you look like this …

A box of rings for me? Oh, you shouldn’t have!
Martha Stewart Weddings

American princess Ivanka Trump’s beautiful table décor
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Romantic bouquets of English roses … Swoon!
Martha Stewart Weddings

Old. New. Coral. Blue.

This long, hot summer has brought with it the crisp palette of coral and turquoise. It’s been popping up everywhere, and now even brides are getting in on the fun. Check out these bright and beautiful cakes!

What is your favorite color palette this summer?

A cascade of luscious coral roses … yes, please.

A cascade of luscious coral roses? … yes, please.

So chic and structured; this is a cake for the divine-savvy bride.

So chic and structured; this is a cake for the design-savvy bride.
Venue Safari

Ombre steals my heart again. Topped with roses makes it even sweeter.

Ombre steals my heart again. A rose topping makes it even sweeter.
Follow Pics

Who knew turquoise could be so romantic?

Who knew turquoise could be so romantic?
Follow Pics

One huge bloom brings welcomed drama to this beauty.

One huge bloom brings welcomed drama to this beauty.

Dainty with personality

Dainty with personality
The Knot

Baby's breath and barely-there color make this cake perfect for a casual beach wedding.

Baby’s breath and barely-there color make this cake perfect for a casual beach wedding.

Featured! Emma+Joe Real Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Yay! Another one my brides weddings has been featured on Style Me Pretty! And once you view these photos, you will completely understand why their event was chosen!

The wedding took place in California on the family ranch property…the exact spot where the grooms parents were also married almost 30 years ago.  It was a truly picturesque setting for their whimsical, rustic wedding.

The couples invitation design featured a custom horseshoe monogram, a handmade lace band, and a brushed bronze horseshoe pendant with twine wrap. The invitations were the perfect prelude to the wedding, which also featured rustic and romantic lace, burlap and horseshoe details throughout.

Additional paper goods designed for Emma and Joey include ceremony programs, personal note place setting cards, framed table number cards, rehearsal dinner invitations, and “Day Of” wedding itineraries. Everything came together just beautifully and I am so very proud to be a part of this wedding!

Katie Shuler Photography did an awesome job of capturing all of the dreamy details, which just go on and on… sure to check out the FULL image gallery by visiting Style Me Pretty!

Lace Wedding

  Lace and Blush Wedding gown

Mason Jar Aisle Florals for Wedding

Babys breath wedding

Vintage rustic outdoor wedding

Rustic Lace and Twine Wedding Invitation Suite with kraft brown envelopes

Vintage Rustic wedding invitation with lace and twine

Rustic vintage rehearsal dinner invitation by Memento Designs

Vintage rustic ranch wedding

Lace and burlap rustic vintage wedding tablescape

Rustic Vintage wedding Itinerary Card

Vintage Rustic Wedding

Vintage rustic wedding programs with twine by Memento Designs

Vintage lace and twine wedding invitation by Memento Designs

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Featured! Modern English Garden Wedding Inspiration

Such a pleasure to create the paper goods for this fabulous inspiration shoot, which was just featured on Every Last Detail blog! So gorgeous. I am particulary obsessing over the raised green ivy charges and floral chandelier. Take my breath away!!! Thanks to the incredible team of vendors who made the prettiness happen.

To see more images from the Modern English Garden Wedding photo shoot, CLICK HERE. 

Photographer: Elle Parks Photography / Cake Baker: Sugar Bee Sweets / Flowers & Decor: Branching Out Events /Photographer: Hansel Dobbs Photography / Rental Furniture: POSH Couture Rentals / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Sweet Pea Events / Bride’s Dress: Stardust Celebrations / Bridesmaid Dresses: Gap /Invitations & Stationery: Memento Designs

Real Wedding: Julie and Aaron

Simply. Breathtaking. That about sums up this Washington, DC wedding featured on Style Me Pretty today. I had the joy of working with beautiful bride Julie on all of her wedding paper goods, including their profile silhouette save the date’s, wedding invitations, ceremony programs, menus, table cards, weekend event cards, printed canvas guest bags and more!  All of the details came together so perfectly and Shelby Leigh Photography captured it all.

To view more images and read the full ingredients list of vendors, visit Style Me Pretty blog!

Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

Custom printed guest bags for wedding by Memento Designs

Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

Ceremony Programs for Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

Wedding Timeline for Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs

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Custom City Table Number cards by Memento Designs

Julie and Aaron- Washington DC Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty by Memento Designs







Featured! The Wedding Chicks

Oh, my. I am so over-the-top giddy to share this inspiration shoot that was featured on The Wedding Chicks blog today! Every detail is so romantically swoon worthy and I am honored to have provided the paper goods for the event, shot by Christa Elyce Photography.

To see more photos from the “European Elegance” inspiration shoot, visit The Wedding Chicks blog by clicking HERE!













Photographer: Christa Elyce Photography
Event Design: Amanda Carol
Venue: Heritage Park
Makeup: Thalio Beckham
Hair: Robin Wormington
Stationery: Memento Designs
Floral Design: Gardner’s Grow
Cake: Ruth Palmer
Caterer: Jamie Smith

Inspiration: Rustic Southern Style

This South Carolina wedding is the epitome of casual, personalized elegance. You really have to look at the pictures several times just to catch all of the intricate details that make this wedding incredibly special. The “Just Married” script written at the top of the entryway, vintage furniture, floral tea cups, rustic chandeliers….really?? And the icing on the cake: red velvet cupcakes and homemade desserts. Yum.

Everything about this wedding is so cozy and comfortable. It just feels like home.

Images via the oh so fabulous Southern Wedding Magazine

Real Wedding: Miranda and Grant

So excited to share these oh so dreamy, vintage inspired wedding photos with you! Miranda and Grant were married last month and as you have seen from previous posts, I had the pleasure of designing their wedding paper goods and accessories. Twinty Photography did an exquisite job of capturing all of the romantic, decorative details that made this wedding simply breathtaking. If you’re a fan of all things rich in vintage detail and character, then you’re in for a treat.

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Images courtesy of the amazing Twinty Photography

Venue: The Aldredge House; Dress: Vera Wang; Shoes: Max Studio; Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie; Florals: Avant Garden; Hair and Makeup: Ms. Painted Lady; Invitations, paper goods, accessories: Memento Designs

Featured: Style Me Pretty Inspiration Shoot!

WOW. This just might be the ultimate.  Not only did I get to marry the love of my life AGAIN, but I was able to collaborate with an amazing group of talented people to create an inspiration shoot full of sweet Southern ideas. I am so excited to finally share some new Memento products featured in this shoot including: mix n’match programs using a variety of vintage fabric, dinner menu’s with burlap pouches, table number cards, silhouette doily wine coasters, fabric and twine place setting tags, decorative table signs (“For Tears of Joy” and “A Room in My Heart I’d Like to Rent to You), and all accessories (flower girls, bridal, cake topper, and those placed here in there throughout).

Thank  you so much SMP and to all the other awesome contributors….especially my husband. Such a trooper. To gather more wedding ideas, view the full gallery of images at Style Me Pretty and EVEN MORE amazing images posted by the photographer Hansel Dobbs.

For the FULL gallery of images, click HERE (Style Me Pretty) & Here (Hansel Dobbs Photography)

Real Wedding: Laura + Stephen

The goal in designing this program and dinner menu for Laura was to keep the look simple & elegant while playing off her pale green & coral color scheme. Jordan Payne of Jordan Payne Events used touches of gold throughout Laura’s table settings. To tie it all in & really make the pieces sparkle, I used fonts, trim, & ribbon in the same rich, subtle metallic. Simple luxury!

A Girly Girl’s Wedding Wish

A little “Marie Antoinette” wedding inspiration….from me to you.

Pretty in Pink… and Peach: Inspiration Board

              Okay, I am a little hooked on these soft peach and pink colors. So feminine, romantic, and absolutely dreamy….this color combo just brightens my day.

Image via Elizabeth Anne Designs

An Apricot Fantasy

A peachy palette of inspiration…from me to you.


Get with the Program!

When designing the programs for my wedding, I started with the must have elements: Burlap. Stitching. Vintage patterned paper.  The design evolved from there and the final product turned out to be the perfect memento for our garden wedding. Keep reading for a brief how-to!







To make, I began by printing 2 pages per sheet, front and back. By printing 2 pages per sheet, I was able to save a ton of paper and reduce the overall cost of the project.  I then followed up by cutting each sheet directly down the center margin with my paper cutter. For the back cover, I used recycled Kraft cardstock and a collection of different vintage patterned papers for the front cover.  The final layer was a piece of scalloped edge burlap fabric, which tied in perfectly with burlap cones filled with hydrangeas we used for the aisle decor. To hold all of  the individual layers together, I machine sewed down the left margin with a running stitch in a chocolate brown thread.

My Wedding

My husband and I were married on a beautiful day in September at the Aldredge House in the Historic Swiss Avenue District. Every detail of the wedding was inspired by a passion for vintage design and shabby elegance. In order to stay within our budget and to personalize things as much as possible, we incorporated DIY projects throughout and limited the guest list to include only our family and closest friends.