Archive: May, 2011

24 May

Amsale Blue Label Spring 2011

Fashion No Comments by Nicole

What make the Blue Label Collection different you ask? The Blue Label offer gowns that have a more complex construction which takes more time and work to create and use significantly  more fabric.If fine fabrics, lace and trims, and intricate beadwork sound good to you, check out these dresses, they are absolutely stunning! Make sure you do your homework because these gowns are only carried at a select number of fine bridal retailers. The gowns are created individually and will run somewhere in the range of $3,000 and $12,000. Look out for the AMSALE ABERRA logo and you’ve found the Blue Label Collection!

I could not choose my favorite dress for this collection. So here are my favorite two :)

This beautiful creation is called DAHLIA and is made of silk taffeta and has a sweetheart neckline (my favorite!). The shirred bodice and natural waistline make way for the awesome skirt  that features hand-pleated floral embroidery. The dress can be made in Ivory or White, in addition to the Caffé which is the sample color.

This is ELLA. I love how romantic and innocent this dress is. The gown is strapless with a pleated A-line skirt made of silk faced satin and French lace bodice. It also includes a grosgrain ribbon detail at a natural waistline. The dress only comes in Ivory.

23 May

Drink of the Week: Blood Orange Margarita

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

I’m a sucker for tequilla, so this signature drink is right up my aisle (hehe). The color is just beautiful and blood oranges are in season from December to May, perfect for a winter or spring wedding!

Blood Orange Margarita


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz fresh-squeezed blood orange juice (~3-4 oranges)
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Blood orange slices, for garnish


  1. Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and orange juices well.
  2. Taste for sweetness and add simple syrup if desired.
  3. Pour over two small glasses of ice.
Credits: Confections of a Foodie Bride
22 May

Real Wedding: Karli + Nick

Our first real wedding feature!!!! This beautiful collection of photos was sent over from the wonderful Lauri Levenfeld over at Zoom Photography in LA. Her work is truly inspiring and you guys are in for a treat today!

Karli and Nick met in Malibu while attending Pepperdine University. After a three year relationship, Nick proposed and thus started the wonderful planning process!! Does it get any better than a fall wedding at a farm in California? I think not!

From the beginning, Nick and Karli knew they wanted a wedding that reflected who they were as a couple; casual, easy-going and socially conscious. They loved that Bear Flag Farm in Winters, California offered an environment that was completely organic and supports the “farm to table” concept. The couple wanted the feel of a backyard wedding that was intimate yet gorgeous. I think they captured that quite well!!

The color palette they chose just screams fall and I love the bright orange accents used in the groomsmen’s ties, the bride’s shoes and the groom’s socks! What a great addition! This wedding has a casual rustic vibe that would make any guest feel comfortable and right at home! I’m partial to roses, and the orange variety they used here is spectacular. The flower girl’s pomander is to die for! What a great alternative to a basket and flower petals.

The environmentally friendly theme was used through many aspects of the wedding. They worked with Dauphine Press for eco-friendly letterpress stationery that carried a rustic, orange floral design. The couple’s generosity showed through their donation to the Touch A Life Foundation which was made on behalf of each guest in lieu of favors.

Through the pictures you can sense that this was a fun, laid back day full of love! Everyone looks so relaxed and care-free. The bride and groom put so much hard work into making sure their guests had a great time, even having a box of blankets and “dancing shoes”  available.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the work of the wonderfully talented Lauri Levenfeld!!

There are a lot of pictures….. I have trouble making decisions.


20 May

Etsy Find Friday: Cake

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Today’s theme: CAKE!! And we have a special surprise from one of our Etsy features!

Finding a serving set that suits your personality and wedding day can be difficult. This set is simple and classic! The cake server has “love sweet love” hand stamped on it for a sweet accent. If you prefer something a little different you are in luck! This server is completely customizable. This set also comes with two cake forks, one stamped with Mrs. and the other with Mr. How cute! HERE’S THE SURPRISE: Lorelei Rose is offering The Aisle Style readers 10% off their entire order!! Just enter code aislestyle at check out!

Photo Credit: Lorelei Rose

Okay, so I’m kind of obsessed with these favor boxes. They are in the shape of a slice of cake and adorned with colorful paper flowers and a ribbon sash. Imeon Design creates some really amazing and beautiful paper products, so make sure you check out their shop! Imeon Design is also offering a 15% DISCOUNT off of your entire order if purchased by the end of June!! Enter code theaislestyle during checkout to receive your discount!

Photo Credit: Imeon Design

I love the thought of having this Robert Indiana replica on the top of your cake. You can choose any color under the sun and for only $90 this cake topper can be part of your wedding day! Check out Blue Butterfly Design’s Etsy shop to purchase!!

Photo Credit: Blue Butterfly Design

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