We love the idea of featuring a parasol as part of your wedding day ensemble for a romantic touch! We also think it’s an adorable addition to your flower girl’s outfit on the day. Here are some of our favourite parasol styling images, courtesy of Pinterest. You can follow chelsea de luca on Pinterest for more wedding inspiration!
Why not consider having a delicious lolly bar as part of your reception on your special day? As an alternative to a wedding cake or a super sweet souvenir for your guests to take home (if they can make it last!), lolly bars can be created to suit any taste preferences or colour theme. Your lolly bar inspiration starts here!
With the weather beginning to heat up, it’s impossible not to feel inspired by the fresh faces of Fashion Week who worked the Spring/Summer trends against gold tinted makeup. For the bride who wants to appear sun kissed on her special day, begin with a sheer foundation which compliments a strong bronzer and a smokey shadow. Be sure to add illuminator above the cheek bones and finish the look with heavily defined brows. Remember to keep it chic with a sleek hairstyle and barely there lips. Voila… bronzed bridal perfection!
Stuck on what to give the happy couple on their wedding day? At cdl HQ we’ve curated our top five wedding gifts, guaranteed to be loved and adored for years to come.
Monique Lhuillier for Waterford
Crafted from fine bone china, the stunning ‘Sunday Rose’ tableware collection by Monique Lhuillier for Waterford is a timeless gift which will be a stylish reminder of your presence on the couple’s special day each time it’s used.
Missoni Home Collection
The Missoni home collection echoes the unique design aesthetic of the fashion label, taking graphic prints and bold textures from the runway to the home. It’s easy to inject the energy and inspiration of the brand into a space, with their collection of throws, pillows and rugs.
Vera Wang for Wedgwood
What could be better than a collaboration between leading wedding gown designer, Vera Wang and premier home wares label, Wedgwood? Timeless design and unrivalled quality merge to create stunning china and crystal collections which will help celebrate all the couple’s momentous occasions together.
Red Balloon Experience Wine Tour
For an unforgettable day the couple can share as husband and wife, let them indulge in fine food and drink with a Red Balloon winery tour. With a number of locations across the country, this relaxing experience will be the perfect way for the couple to wind down after their big day.
Number one of our gadget list, the Nespresso Citiz coffee machine will be a welcome addition to the newlywed’s morning routine. As easy as putting in a capsule and flicking a switch, this machine should be at the top of every gift registry!
A new bridal styling set we had fun putting together at cdl HQ! With an effortless strapless bridal dress as the foundation, a stunning set of chandelier earrings play against layers of wrist pieces to create a glamorous, yet classic bridal look. The silver tones are highlighted with complimentary Jimmy Choo accessories, then tricked up against a single blue bracelet to give this look an edge. Let this ensemble speak for itself with a simple chignon and luminous makeup. What do you think of this luxe wedding day look?
Shop the look: ‘Stardust’ earrings clear – chelsea de luca, ‘Candy’ glitter print acrylic clutch – Jimmy Choo, ‘India’ mirrored leather sandals – Jimmy Choo, ‘Erato’ strapless crepe-jersey dress – Sophia Kokosalaki, ‘Debut’ wrap bracelet clear & blue – chelsea de luca, ‘The Show Must Go On’ wrap bracelet clear – chelsea de luca
Images courtesy of net-a-porter.
A few of the latest invitations on offer at Etsy which we think are perfect for a range of weddings! We love that each of these designs have very personal touches, hinting at the hours spent carefully curating the guest list. Our CDL pick has to be the stencil cut invite which plays against empty space to create a unique and quirky design. Which is your favourite?
Images courtesy of Etsy
The idea of a bride in lace is similar to that of Karl Lagerfeld in black or Anna Wintour in Prada – it just works.
A foundation of bridal wear design, it’s impossible not to love the feminine and romantic mood lace detailing can bring to a gown. Whether it be French, Chantilly or Point de Gaze, we at cdl HQ love lace in all its forms. Here we compile our favourite lace looks from the S/S ’13 bridal wear collections.
Ines di Santo
Images courtesy of Vogue
A makeup trend on high alert at cdl HQ is the soft pink blush and lip tones noted at the recent Resort and Haute Couture shows. Be the definition of a ‘blushing bride’ on your wedding day and choose a rose tinted lipstick or peach cheek colour for a feminine and flirty approach to your beauty look. What do you think of this look?