Bridal Inspiration from the Russian Ballet

dark and moody ballet inspiration

Today, we’re sharing some super gorge inspiration plucked from two of our favorite wedding components. First up, fashion (and you’ll have to wait just a bit to see what we’ve chosen for our next feature!). Inspired by a Russian ballet article in The New Yorker, this editorial, conceptualized and photographed by Jen Huang, is a look at the hardship and darkness behind Russian ballet, but translates that drama into something lasting and beautiful.

We recently shared BHLDN’s Fall 2014 collection, which was also inspired by the ballet (but perhaps the lighter side of it) and we have to say we’re loving every angle of expressive dance for bridal inspiration! We’re finding that the layers + tulle, and the moody textures + hues, channel a certain sophistication + elegance that just feels so right for fall + winter bridal style…

pink ballet shoes

loose branch florals

New York-based talent, Sarah of Saipua, worked her floral magic, using rich, moody tones + interesting textures to keep up with the shoot’s cultivated aesthetic. 

cherry blossom florals

pink and gray dress

ballet bun hairstyle

ballet bun hairstyle

beaded pink dress

loose branch florals

dark and moody ballet inspiration

dark and moody ballet inspiration


Loving these ballet-inspired looks? Check out a few of our current favorite dresses that match this style and would make perfect wedding or bridesmaid dresses!

adriana papel dress

ballet shoes and tights

glass dome of florals

cherry blossom branches

calligraphy

black tuell ballet dances

ballet flats

black tulle ballet dancer

hellebores

black mermaid dress

black mermaid dress

loose yellow centerpiece

black tulle ballet dancers

So stunning, right? Be sure to pop by a bit later to see another great feature, because sometimes it’s nice to focus on one element of the wedding at a time, don’t you think? Thanks so much to the very talented team of creatives for sharing this gorgeous bridal inspiration with us today!

photographer: Jen Huang // florals: Saipua // location: Saipua Studio in Red Hook Brooklyn, New York // calligraphy: Jen Huang Art // wedding dresses: Oscar De La Renta via Nearly Newlywed // hair: Styles on B // makeup: Jessa Blades // ballet wear: Capezio

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Introducing The Mrs Box + a Giveaway!

The Mrs Box

Wouldn’t you agree that that stunning sparkler of yours deserves to be kept (when it’s not on your finger!) in something equally as beautiful? For the most part, the drab standard ring box that most jewelers offer is so not going to cut it, so we couldn’t be more excited to share the news of The Mrs. Box, who set out to change things in a beautiful + colorful way! Designed by our ultra stylish friend Summer of Grey Likes Weddings, The Mrs. Box offers limited edition vintage french velvet ring boxes. The Mrs. Box gives you an instant heirloom and a proper  – and pretty! – place to store and showcase your most treasured baubles. With the option of personalization with custom monograms and a rainbow of colors to choose from, every girl (whether you are a Miss, Ms. or Mrs.) is sure to find a favorite.

The Mrs Box

The Mrs Box

Which color would you choose?! How do you choose?! :)

french velvet ring boxes

The Mrs Box

Seriously, could these possibly be prettier? We don’t think so!

The Mrs Box

The Mrs Box

Guys, The Mrs. Box would be so perfect for popping the Q! The ring remains the center of attention, while the limited-edition pop of color makes the engagement experience as cheery + exciting as it was meant to be!

french velvet ring boxes

The Mrs Box

The Mrs Box

french velvet ring boxes

We’re loving these shades of red + pink below…

french velvet ring boxes

Win the Mrs Box of your choice!

And we can hardly contain our excitement as we share that The Mrs. Box + GWS are giving away FIVE ring boxes to 5 lucky winners! The winners will get to pick the box in the color of their choice + the giveaway is open internationally. Pre-orders are available now on The Mrs. Box website, with an estimated arrival date of late October. Fill out the form below to be entered for a chance to win, and then we’d love to hear which color ring box is your favorite in the comments!

photography: Jose Villa and Joel Serrato // styling: Type A Society and Grey Likes Weddings // rings: Trumpet and Horn // stationery: Shannon Kirsten

Thanks for your interest in our sweepstakes. The entry period is now closed.

 **Congrats to the following winners!!! Katherine B, Christa G, Kristy L, Sandra D, and Stephanie S along with Jillian who was our IG winner — you will all be receiving The Mrs Box of your choice!!**

Contest Rules:

  • All entries must be received by 4:00 AM PDT on October 15, 2014.
  • The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries on or around October 16, 2014.
  • Limit one entry per valid email address.
  • If the sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit his or her right to a prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected.
  • To be eligible to win any prize, entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

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Styling Your Bridal Party for Fall with ASOS

Styling Your Bridal Party for Fall with ASOS

Fall is such a perfect time of year for weddings! The weather is cooling down a bit and the colors of the season make for the loveliest backdrop for your big day. To help you soon-to-be-brides style your wedding party in fall’s finest, we’ve partnered with one of our fave fashion resources, ASOS, to create an inspirational round-up of looks we’re loving this fall + give you a chance to win your wedding outfit – more on this below :)

The looks we’ve created for you are: Fall Florals, Autumn Pastels, Modern Black + White, and Berry Sweet. There’s seriously something for every type of bridal party + we think your ladies will be eternally grateful if you choose any of these ultra stylish frocks (or perhaps even the polka dot midi dress or constellation maxi dress above)! And since we can’t forget about the guys (hey, guys!), be sure to check out our top picks for your groomsmen, too!

If you’re not yet a huge ASOS fan (we love their free shipping!), here’s a bit more about ASOS and their collection….ASOS offers three amaze occasion brands:

  1. ASOS Salon – this brand drops in the summer, so it’s fun, floral and flirty
  2. ASOS White – their premium line, which has a sports luxe feel this season
  3. ASOS Black – their occasion wear line that launches just in time for holiday parties, so you better believe it’s very embellished and a little more glam

So, check out the looks we put together for your fall bridal party and we’ve love to hear: Which is your favorite look for a fall wedding?

Fall Florals for your bridesmaids

The floral trend isn’t going anywhere and we love it for fall, especially with darker prints.

Autumn Pastels for bridesmaids

Pastels were big this summer and we are still loving them for fall too, such a pretty + romantic look!

Modern Black and White bridesmaids looks

Always a fan of the black + white combo, it is the perfect palette for fall – and major love for the lace cut outs on some of those darling skirts!

Berry Sweet Bridesmaids looks

Who says bright bold colors are only for summer? We are loving these bright berry hues for fall!

Groomsmen looks for fall

Tweed, wool, denim and flannel…just a few of our fall faves for the groomsmen!

We’re SUPER excited to share that GWS + ASOS have teamed up to offer one lucky reader $500 to create their dream wedding outfit! Perfect for your wedding day, your rehearsal dinner, to wear to a fall wedding or maybe even for a holiday party this winter (it’s coming up fast!). Enter the giveaway here.

Win $500 at ASOS

* This post is sponsored by ASOS. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors! To read the contest terms and conditions, please click here.

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