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8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ’em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!

Linen Ring Pillows

1. Something Blue

This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.

light blue lace ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

2. Pink Pleats Ring Pillow

This pillow is pretty in pink: it pairs a romantic combination of white and pink pleats as trim across the center of the pillow.

pink pleats ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

3. Lace Chambery Linen Pillow

This pillow is named for Chambery, France, and features a hand-stitched applique across a linen ring pillow.

lace ring pillow chambery via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

4. Green Celtic Knot

The green celtic knot linen ring pillow is perfect for celebrating your Irish heritage! Dark green thread is hand-embroidered onto a white linen ring pillow.

green celtic knot ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

5. Mustard Yellow Ring Pillow

This ring pillow features a lovely line flower and white tulle atop the pillow. Ribbons, made of lace, hold your rings to the pillow.

mustard yellow ring pillow

6. Tulle Ring Pillow

This linen ring pillow features a luxurious piece of tulle across the center. It also includes a pretty embroidered ribbon to hold your rings.

tulle ring pillow linen

7. Blue Rosette

This is another pillow with “something blue”, but in the form of a sweet and subtle blue rosette atop a bed of ivory tulle petals.

blue rosette ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

8. Lace Ring Pillow with Rhinestone Button

This ring bearer pillow features lace which has been hand-sewn over a linen ring pillow. It is finished with a rhinestone button.

lace ring pillow toulon via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Love these linen ring pillows?

Find out more information + see other lovely designs here.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!


2013 Wedding Trends: Pleats!

Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of our favorite hot new 2013 wedding trends: pleats! A pleat (also known as a plait) is a double or multiple fold, typically in garments. There are various of pleat styles used (like accordion, box, and knife) and pleats were originally used to provide movement of freedom in clothing. Today, pleats are often used for style, one we that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Read on to see five hand-picked handmade items using pleats to inspire your upcoming wedding. Then, tell us… do you love pleats? Or is this a trend you’d on which you’d like to pass? Enjoy!

2013 Wedding Trend: Pleats!

1. Flower Girls in Pleated Dresses

My #1 essential rule of flower girl dresses? Twirlabiity. This particular style offers just that AND in an exceptional color palette with a flowing style she’ll love. By Nastershum Wedding.

pleated flower girl dresses

by nastershum wedding

2. The Pleated Bag

Gorgeous accessory shop, Lolos specializes in pleated bags… in fact, Lolo offers an incredible collection of pleated bags with romantic handmade rosettes. Plus, there are TONS of colors from which to choose.

pleated bridesmaid bag
pleated bridesmaid clutch

3. Pleated Gowns (+ Bridesmaid Dresses)

Ah… I know I’m not alone when I say that designer Claire La Faye can do no wrong. This stunning ‘Love Me Do’ bohemian wedding gown features silk chiffon and a diagonal row of organza and chiffon flowers with swoon-worthy silk pleating detail.

pleated wedding gown

dress by claire la faye, photo by jeff shanes

And… this pink pleated dress for bridesmaids? Incredible. By Wonderxue.

pleated wedding dress

by wonderxue

4. Pretty in Pearls + Pleats

Pleats aren’t limited to ensemble alone: incorporate this feminine style into your accessories, too, like your garter. This particular pleated garter (with pearls) is by Atelier Rousseau and I love it oh-so-much.

pleated pink garter by atelier rousseau

pleated garter by atelier rousseau

5. Pleated Ruffle Necklace

And, last but not least, take a peek at this pretty pleated necklace with ruffles by Femme Petal, a perfect gift for bridesmaids.

pleated necklace with ruffles

by femme petal

Discuss: Do you like pleats?

P.S. Crave creative handmade wedding ideas? Take a look here!

Mustard Bridesmaid Dress (with Pockets!)

If you’ve been a bridesmaid, you know how it goes: you buy the bridesmaid dress, wear it once, hang it up, and there it sits. This is your opportunity to be Superbride and unleash some dress-savvy style superpowers. Instead of scoping out the usual bridal shop hot spots, find handmade bridesmaid dresses you’ll love as much as they do (you’ll get double points for supporting independent artisans, too – win, win!). We spotted this mustard bridesmaid dress by Amanda Archer to use as a visual inspiration. In your quest for the dress, keep an eye out for fun, feminine details like ruffles, pleats, and textures. This dress in particular offers tons of details such as a scoop neck, tuxedo front pleats, buttons, an A-line pleated skirt, side seam pockets (OH YEAHHH) with a racerback and shoulder pleats. Need we say more?

mustard bridesmaid dress
mustard bridesmaid dress
mustard bridesmaid dress
mustard bridesmaid dress

We love it in mustard (shown) but it comes in pretty much any color you could dream of…

mustard dress color palette options

Happy Planning!


Pretty Pleats and Lace

After discovering the romantic ruffled dress yesterday, it’s safe to say we are head over heels for these romantic dresses by Claire Lafaye. We couldn’t resist posting some of these swoon-worthy favorites, for the bride-to-be, bridesmaids, or for your next soiree.  We can’t get enough of the soft silk and ruffles, pleats and embellishments. So in love!

She also designs a line of custom tank tops.  We love this little numbers:

Visit Claire LaFaye to see more designs!  Which one is your favorite?