1 brooch, 3 engagement shoot looks: Midnight Waltz Pin

Yesterday we previewed this gorgeous Midnight Waltz Pin, and today we’re pairing this fabulous piece with three very different engagement photo shoot outfits. As always, we’d love to know which outfit you love best so don’t forget to leave a comment below. Enjoy!

Look 1* { Anthro Incorporated dress + Jessica Simpson Pump + Multicolored Surpentine Cuff }

Look 2* { Nautical maxi-dress +  Anthro cropped sweater +  JCrew Leather capri sandal }

Look 3* {Anthro striped pullover +  Joes wide leg trouserMea Shadow Wedge }

Accessories We Love: Stripes & Sequins!

We saw this Merino Stripped Confetti Dress at JCrew the other day, and almost fell out of our chairs with excitement…stripes and sequins?!  We got to thinking that the stripe & sequin combination might just be the perfect bridal style pair (stripes, being historically more conservative; sequins, a little bit wild and crazy). So, we set out to find more of this amazing style combination, in order to give you loads of inspiration on how to incorporate this look into your own bridal style.


Gorgeous Rehearsal Dinner Looks* { greylin sequin dressbeyond vintage strippedhaute hippie sequin }

Look 1* { loveappella strappless maxistella mccartney satin and sequin ball necklace}

This look is perfect for a casual rehearsal dinner, bridal spa day, day-after brunch or honeymoon dinner, not to mention multiple occasions post-wedding. This gets our vote for the most versatile style!

Look 2* { ella moss stripped dressblack sequin clutch}

We love this looks for an engagement party or rehearsal dinner, mainly because it’s elegant yet understated…keeping the focus on you as a couple, the ring, and family & friends.

Look 3* { crop sequin jacket ikhat statement necklace }

Separately, both of these pieces would be the perfect accessory for the edgier bride or bridesmaid, yet worn together would create a romantic and bold combination for any engagement shoot.

Look 4* { aryn k. sequin detail dresskate spade stripped flower ring }

Editors Pick: I love these two pieces, both separately AND together. The asymmetrical sequin stripes on this dark grey silk dress would flatter any shape, and could be worn by the bride or the bridesmaid. Plus, what’s not to love about a large chunky stripped fabric flower ring! Wear them separately or  together paired with a black tuxedo jacket or sweater. Love, Love, Love! ~CB

Accessories We Love: The Tuxedo Jacket

Almost every groom looks sexy in a tuxedo…but every bride?! We think, yes! One of the bigger trends this season, finding and wearing the perfect tuxedo jacket, couldn’t apply more as the perfect accessory for any bride. For her wedding day, it’s easy (all a bride has to do is borrow her groom’s jacket)….but what about all those other wedding related events? We’ve rounded-up a few our favs, along with a few tips on how to style them. enjoy!


Look 1*: the shinny-side { night blue/black moschino black sequinblack silk-trimming }

Perfect for the bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner, these jackets add the perfect amount of sexy to your favorite skinny jeans or LBD and heels.


Look 2*: on the lighter side { margiela white wool + mcqueen open sleeveapricot jacket }

Jackets in a softer tone make the perfect accessory for your bridal shower or morning-after brunch. Pair these with a stripped maxi dress or short leather skirt and blouse for a modern yet sophisticated look.


Look 3*: basic-ly redone { perplum black jacketcharcoal long tuxedo + black ruffle short }

If the LBD is perfect for any occasion, so too are these classically re-done black tuxedo jackets. Perfect for any bridal event where you want to formalize a more casual look, these jackets work perfectly with skinny jeans and a long blouse or a short, brighter colored dress.


WE CAN ANSWER YOUR BRIDAL STYLE RELATED QUESTIONS: Need to know what pair of shoe works best for your venue, or how to pull-together the perfect jewelry look for your big day? Log on to facebook and twitter, or send us an email and let us know. Your question could be answered in one of our upcoming newsletters or blog posts. We can’t wait to hear from you! ~mw

Sweet Nothings from Modele Weddings

“All you need is love” ~ John Lennon & Paul McCartney

photography by Mi Belle Photography

Congratulations to all the brides and grooms getting married this weekend! Much love and blessings xoxo

*Get a similar look for your engagement session, here:

Clockwise from top left: 1* Sak’s 5th Avenue stripped tie; 2* Kate Spade Frisky flat; 3* sleeveless tiered blouse; 4* Jbrand skinny jeans; 5* Hush Puppies Revere.


Sweet Nothings from Modele Weddings

“Love needs no map, for it can find it’s way blindfolded.” ~anon.

photograph by this modern romance

Congratulations Ashley and Tyman on your wedding this weekend! And, congratulations to all those getting married in the upcoming week! ~mw


*Get a similar look for your engagement photos, here:

{clockwise, from left to right}: 1* urban outfitters belt; 2* pewter chain necklace; 3* mens stripped sweathshirt; 4* banana relaxed fit jeans; 5* milk 3/4 sleeve embroidered tunic top; 6* jcrew short in sage.