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Inspiration board: Mint Spring Wedding

Category: Moodboards   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   2 comments |

I’m craving everything mint-coloured – crisp like early spring air and fresh like rain. So I pulled together this moodboard, with the lovely image by i.Anton as my inspiration point in the upper, left hand corner.

Mint is such a relaxing colour, easy on the eyes, and a wedding event with this colour would be the same – fresh and casual, in a barn, a summerhouse or a greenhouse… with your grandmother’s mismatched plates and a rough bunting garland in shades of neutrals and oxidised copper. Personalise with a garland with your nicknames, and decorate with burlap table cloths and paper flowers. Accessorise with a mint coloured chiffon bow (or go all the way with a stunning, seafoam coloured Elie Saab gown), and finally, rent a mint coloured Fiat for your getaway ride.

Sources: Inspiration: i.Anton on Flickr | Plates: Brunch at Saks | Barn: Jennifer Eileen | Chiffon bow: Etsy | Garland: Brunch at Saks | Cake: Green Wedding Shoes |Fiat: Pinterest (original source unknown) | Burlap table cloth: Pinterest (original source unknown)| Custom name banner: Etsy


Giveaway: Win a Jannie Baltzer Couture Headpiece

Category: Give-away   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   2 comments No colors

Here’s a fantastic giveaway to kick off this weekend! Spring is in the air, and we will be celebrating by giving away one of Jannie Baltzer‘s beautiful headpieces to a Pretty Chic Blog reader!

Jannie’s headpieces almost need no introduction – besides having been featured in magazines and wedding blogs around the world, we were the first to showcase a couple of her gorgeous, handmade creations in the photoshoot earlier this week. Be sure to check out all of her pieces on her website – from floral halos to french inspired veils, glittering combs and bird cages – always handmade with a personal touch – I’m positive you will find one that you’ll love, and which will give your wedding outfit that last, luxurious detail.

Alright, alright – so how do you win one? Read on to find out…

To enter the contest, do the following 3 things:

♥ Browse Jannie Baltzer’s website and choose your favourite headpiece
♥ Navigate over to our Facebook page and tag yourself anywhere on the cover image at the top of our Facebook page
♥ Leave a comment underneath the Facebook image, with the name of your favourite headpiece
…and that’s it!

The contest runs until Sunday, 11th of March at 23:55, after which the winner will be picked at random. The winner will be announced Monday morning.

I’ve seen many of Jannie’s headpieces in real life, and I always found they are even more beautiful in reality – the textures, the way the light is caught in the preciosa stones and the silk petals… sigh. I simply can’t wait to announce the lucky winner!


Backstage at the Sweet Child Of Mine Photoshoot

Category: Photoshoot   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   4 comments No colors

Photographed by Sandra Åberg - all pictures are found in the gallery

If you haven’t had enough of the dreamy images from yesterday’s shoot, have a look at these backstage shots which talented Sandra Åberg captured – equally gorgeous, and I have always loved to get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes and getting a sense of the people behind.

I did actually visit the team while this shoot was going on and get a real life peek at what was going on… so if you look carefully, you’ll catch a glimpse of me (in my early post-pregnancy days… ahem) in a couple of the backstage photos… but really, this post is dedicated to the fantastic team behind the shoot. And yes – the models are just as beautiful and adorable in real life.

Photographer: Alicia Swedenborg
Backstage photographer: Sandra Åberg
Model: Sandra Vester
Model: Rebecca Angelova
Styling: Maria Angelova
Makeup & Hair: Kenneth Holm Godskesen
Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer
Wedding Dresses & shoes: Vintage Bride
Flower girl dresses: I Love Gorgeous
Location: Vintage Bride

{ Photoshoot } Sweet Child Of Mine

Category: Photoshoot   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   13 comments No colors

Photographed by Alicia Swedenborg – check out the gallery for more pictures

I’m always thrilled when I hear from Maria from Vintage Bride. Or Jannie Baltzer. Or Alicia Swedenborg.

But when I saw an email ticking in on my phone with this submission from the team altogether, I couldn’t wait to get to a computer and open the pictures. I just *knew* that I would love what I saw, and so I flicked through the images in the same way that I go turn the glittery pages of a great magazine… starting from one end, and savouring, slowly, each and every image… and I wasn’t disappointed.

Oh my.

Anything coming from their hands always has a dreamy quality, and I think you’ll agree that these images, showcasing the 2012 collections from Janne Baltzer and Vintage Bride are really quite lovely, and makes us lose ourselves in the beauty of preparation… the luxurious moment of trying on exquisite dresses, lush accessories and gorgeous shoes. Heavenly as a bride, and an absolutely divine experience for a little girl, anticipating and dreaming of the big day, just as much as the bride itself.

There is so much I love about this shoot. Oh, and just wait till you see the backstage images coming up!

Photographer: Alicia Swedenborg
Backstage photographer: Sandra Åberg
Model: Sandra Vester
Model: Rebecca Angelova
Styling: Maria Angelova
Makeup & Hair: Kenneth Holm Godskesen
Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer
Wedding Dresses & shoes: Vintage Bride
Flower girl dresses: I Love Gorgeous
Location: Vintage Bride

My ♥ Marcus – A Rock’n’Roll Summer Wedding

Category: Real Weddings   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   9 comments |

Photography by Tamara Kuzminski – check the gallery for more from this wedding

Spring is in the air! I have snowdrops popping up in the garden, and this weekend was sunny, with a crisp, blue sky… So I’m feeling all energised for this week, and can’t wait to get started :)

So today I have a wedding which is part princess, part rock’n’roll. My designed her own dress, in thai silk and with a big bow on the back – simple, but perfect. She wore her favourite bracelet, made up of little, silver sculls.

Tamara adds: “My and Marcus has a fun wedding in Skåne in southern Sweden. It occurred on the hottest day of the year, but My was terrified of there being a thunderstorm! Especially as their wedding was in a marquee because 3 weeks before their wedding they had a venue crisis and had to find somewhere new as the venue had been double-booked! But it all turned out perfectly in the end.

The venue ended up being a large marquee with tall candelabras and dripping chandeliers. Purple is Marcus’ favourite colour – I love all the lilac hues that we see in everything from the tie to the table decor, from lavender over to deep bordeaux. Edgy and a little regal.

I simply love the bride’s expression in these photos:

Aren’t the little princess and king crowns on the cake lovely?

Photographer: Tamara Kuzminski
Ceremony Venue: Church in Barsebäck, Sweden
Reception Venue: Marquee in Hög, Sweden
Bride’s Dress: Custom Made
Bride’s Bracelet: Rock by Sweden
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Custom designed and made in Thailand
Car: Buick from the 1950′s belonging to the bride’s Grandpa
Cake: DIY – made by a friend
Wedding planner: Mingla Event

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