Outfit Your Bridesmaids with The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot

As a bride, deciding on a style, color + place for your fave ladies to purchase their bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most daunting wedding-related tasks! That’s where The Dress Spot comes in! The site was born out of a desire to make it easier for brides + bridesmaids to find hue-specific, style-specific dresses in the right price range – and the best part? The service is completely free!

The Dress Spot was created by husband + wife team, Jeremy + Sierra Penrod. They came up with the idea during their engagement when Sierra struggled to find bridesmaid dresses in the exact right color, cost, and sizes. When Sierra vented her frustrations about the difficulty in finding stylish bridesmaid dresses in light peach + slate blue, Jeremy, a computer programmer, realized he had the ability to solve her dress-finding woes…

The Dress Spot


The Dress Spot lets you search popular retailers by your exact hue in seconds! You can also easily select the exact lengths and sleeve types you are looking for, as well as filter by price. With over 20,000 dresses from well-known retailers in-stock at any given time, The Dress Spot is becoming the most powerful tool in a bride’s arsenal to outfit the bridal party.

The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot

The Dress Spot


And even more great news? The Dress Spot will be offering a $500 Outfit Your Bridal Party giveaway for GWS readers! Read on for more details…

To enter:

1. Like The Dress Spot on Facebook or follow on Twitter
2. Collect the dress/dresses you would like your bridal party to wear on your special day using The Dress Spot. To do so, create a free account + select dresses by clicking the “collect” button

Contest ends on 8/20/13 at 11pm PST. The Dress Spot will contact the winner based on the information they provide at registration.

*** Congrats to Jess Q. who was the lucky winner!***

 

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Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Inspiration – Part 2

moonrise kingdom inspiration

I hope you all enjoyed Part 1 of this absolutely gorgeous styled shoot! (And in case you missed it, check it out here) Part 2 is all about the details, including this incredible tablescape that blends woodsy florals + decor with mid-century furniture + design elements. In the movie, Sam was a boy scout (who came prepared with his boy scout supplies at all times), so many boy scout-inspired details were incorporated into the decor – like knotted ropes, boy scout supplies + mementos and campfire-inspired elements…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

moonrise kingdom inspiration

knotted napkin setting

geometric menu

green fern table runner

colored glasses

colored glasses

pattern napkins

moonrise kingdom inspiration

gold plainted deer


The team did a great job of infusing fun, eclectic decor into the table design. I love the textiles, gold flatware +  deer figurines and, of course, that gorgeous fern + king protea garland by Honey and Poppies!

gold plainted deer

moonrise kingdom inspiration

mid century chairs

moonrise kingdom flower crown


From Laura, To sweeten the adventure, Merely Sweets created s’mores-inspired treats + sweets – all perfect for a boy scout’s wedding in the forest!

camp dessert bar

camp dessert bar

raccoon cake

animal cake topper


We’ll leave you with few more portraits of the gorgeous couple + that amazing flower crown + bouquet…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

lace dotted dress

lace dotted dress


Can we talk about how gorgeous her BHLDN gown is?!! Love all the layers of lace + Swiss dots on the sleeves…

moonrise kingdom inspiration

moonrise kingdom inspiration

animal masks


Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

photography + concept: Laura Izumikawa Photography // design, styling + coordination: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // floral design: Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies // ceremony floral altar design: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // invitation design: Love Vs. Design // hair + makeup: E2Beauty // cake + dessert design: Merely Sweets // wedding dress: BHLDN // mid-century modern pieces: Yeah! Rentals // vintage rentals: Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals // tableware: Anthropologie // flatware: West Elm // venue: Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins Lake Arrowhead, California // models: Jill and Zach of Little Black Boots

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryYEAH! rentals and Laura Izumikawa Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

Today’s whimsical styled shoot, which is so gorgeous we had to break it into two parts, is pure fun! Think Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom meets the sophisticated simplicity of Kinfolk Magazine for a sweet Summer engagement + elopement! Laura of Laura Izumikawa Photography + Caroline of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling were inspired by these two very different styles + wanted to blend the natural elements of the forest with the quirky, mid-century modern details from the film. Together, they created the story of a couple’s surprise engagement followed by a charming elopement in the woods. Here’s more from Laura:

We decided to take the characters from the film, Sam + Suzy, and visualize what their engagement + elopement would’ve looked like in a unique Kinfolk-like vignetting. When designing the wedding shoot details, Caroline was inspired by the characters + their personalities and the quirky props + details that were true to the Wes Anderson aesthetic and his peculiar + beautifully strange vignettes. Staying true to the movie’s storyline while creating a cool interpretation of the movie’s plot, the engagement + elopement setting was in the midst of a gorgeous and magical, summer forest setting. Since the forest was the main backdrop of the movie’s storyline, we decided to create an intimate setting for the two runaway lovers in their forest hideout.

wildflower bouquet

wildflower bouquet

camping groom

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

orange dress

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

camping gear


The team used so many super-fun props to really achieve the Moonrise Kingdom feel… I just love it!

camping gear

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

kinfolk invitation inspiration


Love the invites by Love Vs. Design

moonrise kingdom ceremony decor

branches ceremony

groom


Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies created amazing floral pieces that were unruly, filled with wildflowers, airy and forest inspired. The floral crown headpiece she created matched the amazing cascading bouquet, all with rope detailing and fun, bright florals + textures.

flower crown

orange tie

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration


You might recognize this adorable real life couple as Jill + Zach of Little Black Boots :)

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom bouquet

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration


Be sure to check back in bit for Part 2 of this super fun, Moonrise Kingdom wedding inspiration!

photography + concept: Laura Izumikawa Photography // design, styling + coordination: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // floral design: Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies // ceremony floral altar design: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // invitation design: Love Vs. Design // hair + makeup: E2Beauty // cake + dessert design: Merely Sweets // wedding dress: BHLDN // mid-century modern pieces: Yeah! Rentals // vintage rentals: Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals // tableware: Anthropologie // flatware: West Elm // venue: Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins Lake Arrowhead, California // models: Jill and Zach of Little Black Boots

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLaura Izumikawa Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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