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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Hot Pink

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We know that most girls have loved pink since they were little.  But it can be tricky to incorporate pink into your wedding palette without it being overwhelming or tacky.  However, if you pair it with the right color, pink can be fabulous!  We love the contrast of the bright, vibrant,  hot pink and the dark, classy, soothing navy blue.  This color combination is perfect for a spring or summer wedding!

Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Invitations:  Momental Designs

Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress:  Adrianna Papell

Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Escort Cards:  Jung Lee of Fete Design

Hot Pink and Navy Blue Tie:  Savile Row

Wedding Dress with Navy Blue Sash:  Sincerity Bridal

Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Cake:  The Sugar Suite  Photography by:  Stacey Kane Photography

Navy Blue Pumps:  Christian Louboutin

Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Flower Ball:  Jung Lee of Fete Design

Navy Blue Bridesmaids with Hot Pink Bouquets:  Image Courtesy of Nancy Gould Photography

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: So-Called “Ugly” Wedding Flowers

Image credits:  Left to Right:  Pacific Weddings, pd Bloom Let’s face it – In the past several years, floral stems such as Carnations and Baby’s Breath have had a bad wrap. Considered cheap, tacky, or downright ugly by some, these little guys have been virtually shunned by brides and wedding professionals alike…. Until now!  These so-called “ugly” flowers are making a comeback!  Jen even blogged about it earlier this year in her 2012 Wedding Trend Predictions. (Click here … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding Professional :: Lauren Larsen Photography :: Lindsay and Natalie’s Engagement Session

We have a treat for you today! Lauren Larsen and her fantastic photography is joining us. We sent Lauren and email when we spotted this session pop up in our google reader and she kindly obliged to let us share it with all of YOU! This session is so rich in color and warm. Thank you for sharing Lindsay and Natalie’s engagement session…it is stunning! Thank you again, Lauren for sharing this incredible engagement session with us…it was a real … [Read More…]

Time for a Change :: Wedding Transition Outfits

Transition #1 :: The Party So you found the absolute most ravishing wedding gown possible? Now you want to dance at your wedding reception without worrying your guests will step on your fabulous wedding dress. Why not make a quick switch into one of these fun spunky dresses? These options still say, “Here comes the bride”, but they also scream, “I am fun and I want to dance the night away!” Transition #2 :: The Grand Exit Back in the “olden days”, it was standard practice for the … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Hot Pink

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We know that most girls have loved pink since they were little.  But it can be tricky to incorporate pink into your wedding palette without it being overwhelming or tacky.  However, if you pair it with the right color, pink can be fabulous!  We love the contrast of the bright, vibrant,  hot pink and the dark, classy, soothing navy blue.  This color combination is perfect for a spring or summer wedding! Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Invitations:  … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Its Friday and its time to wrap up our week in all things wedding. We found a few trends and loads of inspiration for your wedding. If you are venturing out in the wedding journey this weekend, congratulations to you and we can’t wait to hear about it or see it!

GSS Featured Wedding :: Holly & Hao’s Texas Wedding :: Kimberly Chau Photography

You are in for a treat today. Kimberly Chau submitted this lovely Dallas Texas wedding to us via Two Bright Lights and we were instantly smitten. The Badgley Mischka shoes are simply divine, the menswear is sleek yet fun, the decor` is cute and fresh, and the EXIT … you need to get to the bottom of this post to see it. We won’t spoil it for you. Its a must see! Kimberly shares a few words about the couple…. Holly + Hao are just the cutest couple! Holly + Hao had their wedding recently in … [Read More…]

GSS Things We LOVE :: DIY Tutorial for Glittery Soles

We love all wedding things that sparkle. In fact, some may say their favorite color is pink, purple, green … we say our’s is SPARKLY! We adore bringing you trends and wedding inspiration you can create on your own. Remember when we shared this great DIY tutorial how to make your pumps sparkle? We are back today with yet another sparkly DIY tutorial. We stumbled upon a great way to be a little more discreet with your sparkly side. Could I Have That? has brought a fantastic way to sparkle up … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Lavender

There’s just something so serene and soothing about this inspiration board… Maybe it’s the soft hue of Lavender against the dark Navy… We’re not sure what it is, but we’re LOVING this Navy Blue and Lavender board! Navy Peep Toe Mary Janes:  Giuseppe Zanotti Navy and Lavender Wedding Invitation:  Momental Designs Navy and Lavender Butterfly Wedding Cake:  Cheryl Kleinman Cakes          Image Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos Photography Lavender Bridal Bouquet:  … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Mignonne Handmade Accessories!!!

We stumbled upon Mignonne handmade’s accessories on Etsy and were absolutely blown away!  Mignonne handmade makes all kinds of gorgeous accessories (headbands, hats, hair clips, boutonnieres, bouquets, necklaces, and earrings… to name a few!)  from silk and natural fabrics as well as various vintage bits.  You have got to check them out.  Seriously.  Do. It.  NOW! Here’s a little bit about Mignonne handmade from their Etsy profile: “Jenn Wood, owner and designer of Mignonne … [Read More…]

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GSS Tips from a Wedding Planner :: Use of Gray!

Gray has been a popular “base” color for quite some time and has replaced black as probably the most common color of this nature for a few years now.  Gray pairs beautifully with many colors such as fuchsias, purples, reds, and oranges. Probably one of the most stunning color combinations with gray is gray + yellow, and another one which is a little further departure is gray + green. Yellow “pops” amazingly against a gray backdrop and there are many different options for yellow flowers from the traditional yellow rose to the modern yellow pincushion. The options with greenery and green flowers is immense as well. Try using green cymbidium orchids or green hydrangeas for a classic look or succulents and mosses for a more modern edgy feel. And with these pairings, gray is no longer a dull, basic color but rather elegant and eye-catching!

 Here are a few more of our wedding inspiration boards featuring Gray.  Click on the boards for more information. ::

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Kristin & Justin’s Philadelphia Wedding at the Four Seasons :: Michael Ash Imagery

You’re in for a treat today!  Today we have a fabulous submission from Michael of Michael Ash Imagery.  Michael Ash Imagery is one of our preferred vendors and sponsors of GSS!  So please join us in giving Michael a great BIG warm welcome to GSS!!!  Michael Ash Imagery is based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Kristin and Justin were married on November 6, 2010 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in November, 2010.  

Oh, and you’ll have to check out Kristin and Justin’s engagement session too.  It’s such a cute idea!  Their shoot was based on the book 29 Gifts.  Premise of 29 Gifts:  At age 33 Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the life she knew changed forever. Then, as a remedy for her condition, she received an uncommon prescription from a friend: Give away 29 gifts in 29 days.   In one chapter of the book, she ends up giving out flowers to random people on a walk home and she is amazed to see the reaction she gets from them.  So Michael thought he’d try this idea on an engagement session.  Part experiment.  Part fun.  All good!  Click here to see it!

Kristin was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Justin meet?  We met second semester senior year in college through a friend. I had class with him junior year and always thought he was super cute, as fate has it we finally met senior year and have been together ever since then!

How long have you been together?  It will be 8 years in January.

How did Justin propose? It was October 30th, 2009 (his birthday). He just got home from work and we were going to go out to dinner. I was running late and trying to get ready. All of a sudden he said I have something for you? It was a little Halloween bag. ( I thought it was filled with candy from his parents because his dad works for Godiva). Anyway there was a piece of paper on the inside that said “I love you, will you marry me?”  I turned around and he was on one knee and told me he loved me and ask me to marry him. I said yes! I didn’t even see the ring because it had fallen out of the box onto the floor- hahaha! What I found out after that the piece of paper was stationary with our married name on it that we can use after the wedding.  It was perfect and so thoughtful and such a happy moment in my life!

What sold you on your wedding venue?  The excellent service and the elegant understatedness (not sure if that is a real word) of the hotel.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? I got it at The Bridal Garden in Cherry Hill.  It’s a James Clifford.  It was probably the 5th dress I tried on and I cried when I saw myself in it and didn’t want to take it off!  The Bridal Garden was a great place to get my dress and they have an excellent selection.

What song did you dance to for your first dance? We danced to a song that David Gray sang but never recorded.  It’s called “Let it be me” which is a remake of the Everly Brother’s song.

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?    My something old was the tulle around my bouquet, it was from my mom’s veil.  My something new was my dress.  Something borrowed was a handkerchief from my Mema (grandma) and my something blue were my toes, I used the color Russian Navy by OPI.

How did you choose your wedding color palette? As much as I love color I am pretty simple and usually stick with neutrals. I loved the idea of different kinds of white flowers with pops of green (Justin loves green). I thought it looked really elegant and pretty. I chose my bridesmaids bouquet’s to be fall colors because I love the Fall. I just didn’t want a Fall themed wedding so that is how I got my pops of fall colors in. We lit the room in candles and had a soft pink lighting to give it a romantic vibe. I dressed my bridesmaids in black Priscilla of Boston dresses that were sexy and elegant at the same time and perfect for a formal Fall wedding.

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process? On the day of, just enjoy every moment and do not stress about anything. Have all questions from vendors sent to someone else the day of, either a friend or wedding planner so you can sit back and soak everything in! It goes by sooooo fast!


What was your favorite part of your big day?  There were so many to choose from but walking down the aisle was amazing and a feeling I cannot describe. And the getting ready process with all of my bridesmaids at my parents house the morning of it.



Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Dress:  James Clifford from The Bridal Garden

Cake: The pastry chef at the Four SeasonsIt was red velvet and soooo yummmy!

Floral: Ten Pennies Florist Philadelphia

Linens: Ten Pennies Florist Philadelphia

Catering: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

DJ/Band: Hank Lane LLC, The Russ Bennett Band (they were amazing!)

Videographer: Intrigue Photography– Haddonfield, NJ

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Sue Coe Designs of NYC

Event Planner: My Mom :)

Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by his website and blog and show him some love!  And thank you, Kristin, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Justin a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at  We HEART submissions!

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