Saturday, December 29, 2012


Whether you’re hanging out with your friends or out on the town, you will need a fabulous outfit to ring in the New Year! This stunning one-shoulder Dolly Pearl dress, paired with a glittery mini clutch, delicate jewelry and strappy heels are the perfect sparkly combo! Finish the look off with a bright shade of red lipstick, and you’ll have an art-deco inspired ensemble perfect for the biggest night of the year!

Dress-Jessica Dress, Dolly Pearl
Clutch-Gold Chevron Sequin Box
Bracelet-Victorian Bracelet
Shoes-Realove Pump
Lipstick-Nars Sheer Lipstick in Manhunt

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tis’ the season for holiday parties and we want to make sure you don't show up empty handed! If you're looking to give your favorite hostess a gift that's different than the usual bottle of fine (or not so fine) wine - look no further. Here are some ideas that will help you mingle all the way!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Real Wedding Q&A

Melissa & Jasons wedding defines classic chic. From the absolutely beautiful bride, to the fabulous flowers, their big day was seriously stunning!

Don't miss their AMAZING wedding video below. Warning: tissues required!

Q. How did your fiancé propose?

A. Jason proposed at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on 3.11.11. He had the famous magician Steve Cowen perform a private magic set for the two of us and the very last trick left a diamond ring in my hand.

Q. How did you choose the location for your wedding? What type of venue were you looking for?

A. I always wanted a southern wedding, since I was born and raised in the South. Charleston was always our number one wedding pick and once we saw Lowndes Grove Plantation which sits on the Ashley River, we knew it was meant to be. It was a gorgeous southern plantation, but was chic and elegant and unlike the traditional Southern plantation.

Q. How did you choose your bridesmaids dresses?

A. My bridesmaids actually chose the Lynn Lugo dress themselves. I have to admit they have great taste. I chose black because I wanted all my girls to feel elegant yet comfortable in their dress. I fell in love with the back of the Lynn Lugo dress and my bridesmaids feel in love with the bottom which allowed plenty of room for dancing.

Q. Where did you purchase your ceremony/reception gowns?

A. Both of my gowns were purchased in NYC. My ceremony dress is from Pronovias, while my reception dress is designed by Jim Hjelm.

Q. Most memorable moment of the day?

A. This is a hard question because I had so many great memories that day. I will use my husband's most memorable moment. There were butterflies everywhere the day of our wedding at the plantation. It was just fascinating to see them fluttering about the grounds. Jason's mother had died when he was very young and I knew he was missing her very much that day. We had placed her favorite flowers (daisies) on her chair for the ceremony and right after Jason and I said I do' a butterfly flew in-between us. Jason had trouble catching his breathe for a moment because he knew it was his mother watching down on us and sending her love throu the gorgeous butterflies. Makes me cry every time I think of that special and unforgettable moment.

Q. What inspired you when you were planning your big day?

A. Our wedding was focused on the details. Our custom "B" monogram and invitation design was transposed onto the cake, the dance floor, and even fabrics that lined the bars and tied the cocktail tables.

Q. Favorite detail of the day?

A. Besides the "B" monogram that was placed throughout the wedding, I loved that after the ceremony we had our wedding party change shoes. All of my bridesmaids wore cowboy boots that I had bought for them and the groomsmen wore customized Nikes purchased by the groom.

Q. Any advice for future brides?

A. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box. This is the one day which everything is about you so make your dream wedding all about you. Advice is always welcome, but you control your happy ever after that day.

~Wedding video~  
See more photos!
Photographer: Jennifer Beardon
Ceremony Gown: Pronovias
Reception Gown: Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lynn Lugo from Bella Bridesmaid Charleston
Flowers: Stems
Videographer: Life Stage Film
Wedding Planner: Lizz Akerman, Southern Protocol

Monday, December 10, 2012

Our Bella Bridesmaids!

Just a few of our favorites from the week! These ladies look fabulous in dresses from Bella Chicago, Orange County, Charleston, Nashville and St. Louis!

Bella Bridesmaid: Chicago  Bride: Kate Latti  Designer: Monique Lhuillier 
Style: 450064  Fabric: Chiffon  Color: Electric
Photographer: Joe Elario Photography

Bella Bridesmaid: Orange County  Bride: Allison Cummings
Designer: Social Bridesmaid by Dessy  Style: 8101
Fabric: Renaissance  Color: Regalia

 Bella Bridesmaid: Charleston  Bride: Danielle Cannizzaro
Designers: Lela Rose, Amsale and Love Lane Styles: Varied
Photographer: Virgil Bunao 

Bella Bridesmaid: Nashville Bride: Mary Charles Wood
Designer: Leona Styles: Varied Fabric: Shantung Color: Cloud
Photographer: Austus Gros 

Bella Bridesmaid: St. Louis  Bride: Blair Kropp McChesney
Designer: Jenny Yoo  Style: Justine
Fabric: Eastern Silk Shantung  Color: Navy 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


With the holidays quickly approaching, we wanted to share some gift ideas that are sure to please you and your loved ones this holiday season. We have picked out some fabulous items – a glittery cell phone cover for your trendy friend, the perfect shade of lip gloss to make you holiday party perfect, or bath mixes sure to help relax after a busy day … these are a few of our favorite things!