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Alexandra Grecco + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Since voicing my obsession with Alexandra Grecco sweet-as-can-be skirts, I’ve been dreaming up a time + place where I can wear my very own tulle number! Offering heirloom-quality pieces that are timeless with a hint of nostalgia, I’m loving them for everything from engagement photos + bridal brunches to bridesmaid attire!

Since releasing her first collection in 2010, brides have been falling head-over-heels for this collection that is inspired by designs of the past. Made in New York’s garment district, the high-quality, six-layer tulle skirts are fully lined and layered for a perfect fit and have a gorgeous silk waistband! Available in two lengths (24″ and 30″), in sizes 00-12 and in a gorgeous selection of colors, Alexandra Grecco’s skirts are about as pretty as they come.

Just for our lovely readers, Alexandra Grecco‘s offering 20% off any quantity with code TWENTY. Offer valid until September 12, 2014. 


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a gorgeous tulle skirt from Alexandra Grecco! (value $188)

To Enter: Comment on this post with how and where you’d wear your very own Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced on the main page WIUP on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Terms & Conditions:  See them all right here. Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Ivory Tulle Skirt Couple : KT Merry | Ivory Tulle Skirt Photo: Atlantic Pacific


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Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Skylake Gardens

It’s days like this that make my heart happy.  Because behind all of the amazing details and gorgeous stylings is a beautiful duo (and heartwarming love story) that will melt your heart.  One that reminds you that saying “I do” is all about finding your lifelong best friend, and celebrating that find with your nearest and dearest in amazing fashion.  See it all captured by K Stone Photography right here.

Al Fresco

From K Stone Photography… This wedding was full of beautiful details. Everything from its lakeside setting to the subtle hints of green in the color palette; it was a perfect day. What could be better than pomegranate and walnut trees next to the water, or bouquets full of succulents?

Mostly, the day was surrounded by amazing people with beautiful stories.  Miles and Kristen met and began dating just weeks after Mile lost his mother to cancer. As the two friends walked together through tragedies, they became stronger. Strong enough to become best friends and marry one another. And together, they radiate love and joy to everyone around them. Their guests echoed the kind of happiness that these two do.

The two wed just before sunset in the early fall. And as the reception began, a live band began their evening of entertainment, which lasted long into the night.

It was a gorgeous day, absolutely gorgeous!

Photography: K Stone Photography | Floral Design: Lisa's Flor Decor | Dress: Nicole Miller | Catering: Italian Guy | Wedding Venue: Skylake Gardens

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Grass Valley Wedding Inspiration from Jylls Photography + KiraKira

This dreamy California wedding inspiration is hitting the spot today. Filled with beauty, it’s everything you could possibly need after a long weekend. Flowers pretty enough to make your head spin, jewels from KiraKira that have all made it on my Christmas list, a light so magical, captured by Jylls Photography. It’s perfection.

Rustic Venue

From KiraKira… Ethereal and light, this Northern California wedding shoot by Jyllian Victoria captures the essence of KiraKira jewelry and handbags.

For the dress rehearsal the bride wears white and black. With a dreamy golden field as the backdrop, the bride to be wears a white lace Milly top carries KiraKira’s black nappa leather and calf hair clutch. The pearl and white sapphire trim Kori studs and white shimmer druzy ring compliment her simple black and white look.

For the outdoor ceremony, the bride wears a simple, airy gown by vintage gown by Pronovias designer, Manuel Mota, and antique inspired KiraKira jewels. The groom wears the Santorini wedding band, inspired by the texture of driftwood. The ivy growing over the branches and barn’s façade and the warm sunlight filtering though the natural canopy lent the ceremony a feeling of enchantment.

With her hair in a romantic loose chignon, the 18k yellow gold antique cut topaz Santorini drop earrings glitter around the bride’s face and under her floral wreath of ivy and pale purple hydrangea. Elizabeth’s ‘Ivy’ wedding band is a delicate double row of white diamonds set between two 18k yellow gold rope bands. Drawing from the lavender palette, Elizabeth wears on her right hand a rose-de-france rose cut amethyst ring set in 18k white gold.

The bouquet incorporates the serene pastel hues and textures from the natural setting. Grapes, lily pads and chrysanthemums pull in the soft greens and lilacs of the landscape and even the apricot shade of the sunset sky.

The reception, held in an open barn, is a beautiful, nostalgic setting, decorated simply by loosely strung white lights and light streaming through the wood panels. Here the barefoot bride wears a lace dress and adds some sparkle to her look with KiraKira’s white shimmer pave Kori earrings.

The ‘Kori’ collection, meaning ‘ice’ in Japanese, incorporates beautiful shimmering natural geodes and druzy agates. A pave white sapphire trim adds a finished contrast and a little more sparkle to the beautiful raw stones. On her fingers she wears the thin Santorini band in 18k yellow gold and the antique cut mother of pearl Gemma ring which accents the pointelle details of her dress.

KiraKira creates delicate, dreamy and ethereal jewels and accessories for both brides and bridal parties!

Photography: Jyllian Victoria | Cupcakes: Tami Davis at Cupcake Magic | Wedding Cake: Angela O'Rourke | Ceremony Venue: Squirrel Creek Ranch | Jewelry: KiraKira by Suz Somersall | Hair + Makeup: Samantha Rentas | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Hillary | Bridal Gown: Pronovias | Floral Arrangements and Furniture: Ingrid Peterson of Grass Valley Florist | Model: Andrew Brown | Model: JE Model Management | Wardrobe + Jewelry Styling: Eduardo Bucio