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It's all about the bride's shoes

Last week I spotlighted photographers creative displays of wedding bands. Today I wanted to showcase some stunning detail shots of the brides shoes taken by talented photographers. Enjoy!
Image Credits:
White Shoes (top left and right) and Green Shoes: Amy Squires
Strappy Shoes: Elizabeth Medina Photography
Gold Shoes: Jennifer Skog Photography
Pink Shoes and Flip Flops: Emilie Inc. Photography
White Shoes (bottom): Eau Claire Photographics

Sarah Houston's Couture Collection

I've been in touch with Kim from and found out that after much success with her maternity line of wedding gowns, Sarah Houston has created a couture line which now includes 25 wedding dresses. Fifteen of which are brand new and just being launched in the US and Europe in Sept/Oct of this year. From her web site: "Sarah's gowns combine timeless romanticism with enduring elegance". The above images are a peek at some of the dresses from the couture collection. You can see more of the dresses at Sarah Houston's wedding dresses can be found in stores in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

The $100,000 Bride

Here's the photo of the $100,000 bride from the NJ Wedding Salon - everything she is wearing (dress, veil, headpiece, necklace, earrings, etc) add up to $100,000 retail (dress from Kleinfeld's). Wow! It was amazing to see it in person.

Coming tomorrow will be the photo details from the show . . .

Introduction to Tejani Jewelry

Yesterday I was introduced to Tejani's Bridal Jewelry Collection, the absolutely stunning jewelry collection by head designer Urvi Prunier. Tejani is a contemporary jewelry brand whose style is defined as "glamour and avant-garde with a touch of ethnic heritage". All of the Tejani pieces are hand-crafted by artisans in Mumbai, India.

Along with the Tejani Bridal Jewelry Collection, you will see jewelry for your bridesmaids, a summer collection and even a sale section at Tejani offers four seasonal collections each year, with fashion-forward jewelry based on the trends and colors of each season.

There will be a bridal press preview for the new Fall 2008 collection on June 16th and 17th in NYC, but sadly I won't be able to attend and will miss out on seeing the collection in person. So, if anybody is familiar with the Tejani jewelry line or will be attending the preview, I would love to hear your thoughts on the collection.

Styles as featured: (from left to right, top to bottom)
Champagne and Gold Earring Collection: Style #B0803G: 18k gold plated zircon & topaz chandelier earrings. 2.5" in length
Daring Earring Collection: Style # B0614: Classic silver double hoop earrings with crystal center drop. 1 1/2" diameter.
Champagne and Gold Bangle Collection: Style # B0638: 18K gold-plated zircon bangle stack. 5 individual bangles 1" width total. Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.
Antique Bangle Collection: Style # B0627: Oxidized silver crystal bangle. Openable clasp. 2" width. Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL.
Pearl Necklace Collection: Style # B0604: 3-strand cultured pearl & zircon necklace. 16" length.

Unique Bridal Jewelry

I just had to share with you some beautiful pieces that would be great bridal accessories or gifts for attendants and/or moms. They can be found at These pieces are so unique. The amount of detail the artists have put into each design is amazing.

Thank you to Holly and her Tear Drop Weddings blog for the introduction to Precious Meshes where you will find hand crocheted wire jewelry. Who knew you could crochet with more than just yarn?

The other artist I stubbled across while looking through was Laura of Heart in Hawaii. All items are shipped to be "gift ready" in a hand decorated paper sleeve or box. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.

Images as featured:
From Precious Meshes: 1. A Little Sparrow's Nest Necklace in silver with 3 pearl eggs, 5. Anemone Hoop Earrings in silver and pearl, 6. Budding Bracelet in Silver from Previous Meshes

From Heart in Hawaii: 2. White Freshwater Pearl and Silver Wire Wrap Bridal Earrings, 3. Rhodolite Garnet and Magenta Pearl Silver wire wrapped Earrings, 4. Beaded Plumeria Flower (Bridal bobby pin for hair)