Monday, April 25, 2011

Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses

Over the centuries wedding dresses have changed, but a bride has always wanted her dress to be special, to make her look more beautiful. Centuries ago, only the rich could afford materials of red, purple, and true black; therefore, the wealthy brides would wear dresses of color adorned with jewels. The bride would actually glitter in the sunshine. The dress with flowing sleeves or a train was a status symbol, for the poor had to use material as sparingly as possible. Factory-made materials, with their lower costs, caused the lost of the original meaning of the train of a wedding gown, but it became a tradition over time.

Fashions changed from gowns of color to ones of white, or a variation of white, but since it wasn't a practical shade for most purposes, blue became another favorite, as did pink. In the 1800's, gray became a color for wedding gowns for brides of lower classes because the dress became re-used as the bride's Sunday best. For those who had to wear a dress that would be used for regular occasions after the wedding, many brides would decorate the dress for the special day with temporary decorations.

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

The History of Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

These days, many people take wedding bands and engagement rings for granted, and although they give these beautiful items of jewellery with integrity and love, they are often given with no real knowledge of the meaning behind them.

Both wedding bands and engagement rings are very special items of jewellery; in fact, they are more than just jewellery - they are the symbols of many emotions and promises such as:

  • Love
  • Commitment
  • Fidelity
  • Eternity
  • Honour

But where - and why - did these popular and sentimental pieces of jewellery stem from?

The History Of Wedding Bands

These items of jewellery have a history that spans many centuries and passes through many countries from all around the planet. Below, you will find a brief history of the wedding and engagement ring, as reported from country to country.

Friday, April 22, 2011

SDSW Feature: Sarah + Kenan

We are so honored to have Sarah and Kenan's gorgeous wedding featured in San Diego Style Weddings. Here's a sneak peak of all of the wonderful things that were created for their big day...

We were lucky to have such a fun and unique venue, The Birch Aquarium, to help us get swept away with all of the beautiful details.

We had such a great time helping create this sweet couples' special day and can't believe how many gorgeous shots that Hugh Forte captured! Well, actually we can...Hugh is that good : )

Friday, April 15, 2011

Engaging: Alexis + Michael

These two.... what a good lookin' little couple, right?! Not only do we adore this sweet bride, but we knew we were a perfect match when Alexis told us that she was also wanting to work with Jill Thomas, our friend and one of our fave photographers!

Legs for days!!

We haven't met Michael yet, but he looks like such a sweetheart in all of these photos--we just can't wait to meet him!

Adorable! Absolutely love these sweet photos of Michael playing with Alexis's hat.

Love this dress; you can expect to see more polka dots on their big day...

We are so excited for Michael and Alexis, and can't wait for their summer wedding filled with daisies, blueberries, and all things sweet! Jill did another fabulous job; we are so glad she will be a part of their big day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If My Heart Was a House, You'd Be Home.....

Spring has sprung and so has wedding season for us! We had a blast at Jami + Eric's wedding last week and simply can not wait for Alicia + Aaron's soiree this Saturday! As we're gearing up for their wedding and completing all of the final details, we thought we would share a little inspiration behind their day with you!

After getting to know the couple, we learned that they share a love for traveling, the color blue, photography, and the song "Heart was a House" by Owl City. Of course they have a lot of other common interests, but we knew these would translate perfectly into their Leo Carrillo wedding. We played on their favorite song and decided to bring the indoors outside by mixing blue prints, doors, door knobs and keys, into the decor. Oh and a weather vane might make an appearance.... We can't wait to show you a sneak peek of their big day after this weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Super Mom

You all know how amazingly talented Heather is at planning gorgeous, unique, handcrafted weddings like this and this… But did you know that she is also an all-star birthday party planner, too?! Here’s a little trip down memory lane back to Finn’s 4th birthday bash…

SO much fun. See the rest of the party here.

Heather is an amazing mother for so many more reasons than just throwing her kids the coolest parties… She is so incredibly kind, gentle, and loving with her three precious little kiddies… she sets a great example for them… and she writes them sweet love notes like this and this.

Ok, enough mush. Help Heather and the Amorology blog by voting on Circle of Moms' Top 25 Party Planning Moms!!! Just scroll down and find Amorology, and click the 'thumbs up' button! You can vote once a day until the contest ends on April 11th. Thanks for your support!!

Xo, Amorology Girls