We are excited to announce that Utterly Engaged is going to be a media sponsor for The Art of Bridal Style, the ultimate bridal styling and fashion event, coming to Dallas, TX this November 4th! This event is put together by Lulu Amin of November Lily, a luxury boutique bridal styling-house based in Dallas and created to inspire brides and help develop their personal style for their wedding day. ABS is more FASHION & BEAUTY focused giving every bride-to-be exactly what she wants…to get inspired, be pampered with her girlfriends and celebrate her recent engagement in STYLE. They even have something for the grooms in their 007 Skyfall Lounge!
To get you ladies excited, here’s a mood board for the event!
Brides will have the chance to see high fashion runway featuring decadent gowns categorized by bridal style, try products and services first-hand throughout the day in the Beauty Bar, browse and try on accessories in the bauble bar, sit through demonstrations, get advice from TOP leading experts, sip cocktails and try culinary trends in the bubbles & bites lounge, plus so much more - all in a fun and interactive setting!
And another highlight that we’re absolutely excited about, The Project Runway Star Carol Hannah will not only show off her Spring 2013 collection, she will attend the event as a Design Expert! You can mingle and meet with her and get amazing tips! Super awesome!
Make sure to like The Art of Bridal Style Facebook page, so you can get updates on the event. And go get your tickets already!
So I’m sure you’re all familiar with the sexy photo session called Boudoir, where we tap into our inner sex kitten and get into things that our moms would be shocked we own and get in front of the camera so we can give our future hubby a surprise album on the wedding night (or wedding morning as a teaser? ; D)
But lately, there’s been a new term that’s been thrown around that involves our male counterpart – Dudeoir! At first I thought it was a joke, but I’m finding more and more photographers offering this service to their clients. And when I think about it, hey, I wouldn’t mind seeing my hubs baring his tattooed arms and back and get some tasteful photos done. Maybe keep the briefs in the pants though, no bare all for me, thank you. But I’m dying to see what you ladies out there think of this new trend! Would you make your man do it? And would you like to get this kind of surprise from your future hubby on your wedding night?
Photo by Damien Lovegrove
Photo by Barrie Downie Studios
DUDEOIR - YAY OR NAY?
TGIF! It’s been a whirlwind week for us here at the UE hub. This past Wednesday, we had the pleasure of speaking at Propel Workshop by Caroline Tran and sharing insider’s tips on how and what to submit to a publication. On top of that, we were also directing an editorial shoot for our August issue! Of course, we had a dream team behind the shoot that we are absolutely so grateful for! They worked hard and put their best out there to make everything look just perfectly gorgeous. Thank you thank you thank you. Words just cannot express how blessed we are to have them as part of the team.
For the rest of you who weren’t there, we just want to share this sneak peek at how beautiful the day turned out. This is just a teaser because you’ll get to see the full editorial in our upcoming August issue. So stay tuned!
categories BEAUTY, BEHIND THE SCENES, INSPIRATION, JOURNAL, NEWS, WEDDING DECOR, WEDDING FASHION, WEDDING FLOWERS, WEDDING INVITATIONS & STATIONERY, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDING PLANNERS & DESIGNERS, WEDDING STYLE
Okay, NOW get your mind out of the dirty dishwasher! It’s not what you think! As a follow up to our blueberry cobbler post last week, we want to talk about cakes! Naked cakes have been appearing in weddings lately and we spotted some of our favorite ones.
via Green Wedding Shoes
via Southern Weddings
via Rustic Wedding Chic
via Grey Likes Weddings
We absolutely love the fact that we can see what we’re eating and don’t even mind the slightly messy look to these cakes (just makes cutting into it that much less painful). But I know some of you may be married to fondant cakes and how pristine and beautiful they can look. So let’s take a poll!
NAKED CAKES: YAY OR NAY?
If you saw our morning post about Katharyn and Joshua’s sweet (and kinda sexy) cooking engagement session, you know you’re in for a treat! KT has agreed to share her family recipe for the blueberry cobbler pictured in her engagement sesh for all you ladies! So go ahead, put on your cute Anthro apron and invite your man over because someone’s about to get lucky tonight!
Photos by Emilia Jane Photography
EASY PEASY BLUEBERRY COBBLER by Katharyn Molinaro
Ingredients for 8×8 Square Pan
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
Fruit filling of choice - 1 1/2 cartons of blueberries (her favorite is 1 carton of blackberries and 4 peaches, thinly sliced)
1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350˚
Spray baking dish
Combine flour and sugar
Spoon 1/2 of the dry ingredients to cover the entire bottom of the dish, keeping the dry mixture loose, not packed
Spoon have the butter over dry ingredients (it will just sit on top)
Add your fruit filling
Combine the remaining dry ingredients and butter to create a dough
Place the dough in cobbles over the fruit
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Bake for 45 minutes
Enjoy warm with ice cream!
If you want to see a variation of this recipe, you can read it on her food blog. Enjoy!