August 31st, 2011 |

Cakes with Personality

These cakes have SO MUCH personality.  I just had to share them!

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February 15th, 2011 |

Love in Bloom: Ideas for a Sophisticated, Spring Wedding

I am SO in the mood for Spring.  Every time I close my eyes, I have visions of soft, pastel colors, and picture beautiful flowers in bloom (especially peonies!).  Seeing as though I live in Chicago and we are still digging ourselves out from the most recent blizzard….this inspiration board is going to have [...]

March 9th, 2010 |

Vintage Glam Barbie Birthday Party

 

Thrift store finds and a sophisticated color palette come together to make this Vintage Glam Barbie Party a hit. Pull out your old Barbies or find some vintage reproductions for your daughter’s birthday or a girl’s day out.

Black and pink are always fun paired together but keep things light by using two colors of [...]

February 19th, 2010 |

Elegant Bold Stripes

 

When I started putting together this inspiration board, it was with a formal wedding in mind.  However, after pulling these ideas together, I really think you could use this for any type of formal entertaining!  I absolutely adore the use of bold, black and white stripes – from the tablecloth, [...]

February 17th, 2010 |

Purple Dessert Table

Since purple seems to be the trend today….I thought this beautiful dessert table sent to me by Shauna Younge was the perfect fit!  Shauna Younge Dessert Tables is a high-end dessert buffet design firm in Minneapolis. Each dessert table incorporates beautiful, delicious sweets and meticulous details.  As you can see from this example…exquisite work!

This particular table [...]

February 17th, 2010 |

Trend Alert: Purple Passion

Although blue may be the big “fashion” color this Spring, people still have a huge passion for purple when it comes to planning parties!  Ranging in shades from lilac to burgundy, purple is the perfect compliment to a range of colors.  (My personal favorite is a combination of different shades of purple [...]

January 15th, 2010 |

Turquoise: Bridal Shower Inspiration

 

Pantone named turquoise the 2010 color of the year.  A versatile color for both fashion and interiors, turquoise can take on different looks when paired with coordinating colors.  Dressy and elegant, or casual and fun….turquoise can be the basis for a festive party!  Pair it with lime green, orange, chocolate [...]

November 11th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Shades of Grey

I am just getting back in town from a lovely weekend away with my husband….in trying to get my ducks in a row, I realized that I didn’t schedule a post for today!  Sorry!  So, here is a bit of wedding inspiration to get us thru today.  I have been loving the use of grey lately [...]

October 8th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Elegance

 

I have a soft spot for autumn weddings that are part chic, part rustic.  As some of you know, I too was an October bride!  In fact, we are coming up on our first anniversary next week.  Stay tuned for some pictures from our wedding next week…..

When I saw these centerpieces from Floral Art in LA, [...]

September 10th, 2009 |

Fall Colors = New Wedding Inspirations!

 

Ahhh….a new season…you know what that means?!  A whole new pool of ideas to pull from!  Since The Party Dress is fairly new (we have been up and running since March), this is our first Fall season.  I have so many fun things to share with you in the upcoming weeks….keep checking back everyday for new [...]

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