Friday, April 29, 2011

Yay! The Royal Wedding Of Prince William & Kate Middleton | The Trends that I see coming a mile away!

SO, where you as overwhelmed with the Royal wedding as I was? Did you wake up early to watch it? I did, I know, I'm a nerd. I loved how the sermon began by saying, "Every wedding is a royal wedding.." LOVE that. See ladies, that means you, every bride and groom are just as special when it comes to taking their sacred vows.

I also loved how nervous Prince William and Kate were! The nervous smiles were so cute! Kate looked so sweet and I could tell as they said their "I do's" that they were just like every other couple standing in front of what seems like a ton of people and trying to gather their composure and not look too nervous as they spoke and said their vows to each other. Kate had such a sweet voice and Prince William's eyes reminded me of Princess Diana as he looked at her in comfort. LOVED it, almost cried, really. Did you guys get emotional too? And when the ring, that was a classic gold band taken from traditional Welch gold, (yea I know) didn't slide smoothly in, I got nervous for them too. Did you see that? But all weddings have hiccups right?

I just was just as excited to see both Prince William and Kate now Dutch and Dutches of Cambridge, come out on the balcony to see how many people have gathered outside just to sneak a peak at the "kiss". The first kiss, was so quick, like less than a second quick! Of course, the nerves and the pressure must have gotten to them. Can you imagine all those people just waiting to see you kiss!? Not sure how I would handle that myself ;) But the second royal kiss was so perfect! What do you think?

At the end I loved it, I'm glad that classic royal elegance is back. Classic shapes and 50's glam is back with a huge inspiration coming from Grace Kelly and her wedding dress. I think they looked just like a fairy tale, and I hope nothing but the best, for them. I'm sure, just like all couples, they are going to go through their rough patches, but hope they will carry through. Will definitely bring some hope. If they made it through all the planning, that should give them hope ;) Just like I'm sure some of you ladies are going through hell, it's fun planning sometimes but, believe me, I KNOW, it's hell other times. Which reminds me, we should definitely, do a post of all your emails and questions for advice that you send me. Questions like, "What should I do if one of my bridesmaids is driving me crazy!?" Or, "help my mother-in-law is crazy!" It will be nice to vent and give each other advice. What do you think? Have any craziness happening? Email me. And I'll do a post soon.

Well, back to the royal wedding. Lets recap the trends I'm seeing.
1. Lace- always so classic and timeless.
2. Sleeves, finally! I know, some of you are like, what? But it actually is so flattering and slimming, a friend, really. What do you think?
3. 50's Glam, so chic! Think Grace Kelly.
4. Jewel tones. Think Ruby reds, Sapphire blues. Mixed with of course, gold!
5. Coverlets or shrugs in transparent fabrics like lace or sheers.
6. Ivories and soft whites in dresses other than the bride?

What do you think of Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa's, dress? I like that it was just her, it was elegant and brought such a light and fresh feel to the wedding. And she went so beautifully with the flower girls.
7. Lots and lots of little flower girls! :) They are so cute with their ivory dresses and sand color sashes!
I love how the scalloped bottoms had a lace detail to match Kate's wedding dress
8. Understated and more romantic bouquets. Let's the bride shine and not be over powered by a huge amount of flowers blocking her pretty dress and silhouette. According to the royal press release, "The bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers."Thoughts?

9. Pastels! I love pastels already but now even more so! Did you check out the Queen herself? In a beautiful sunny yellow, so lovely! And the Mother of the Bride was just perfect in her robins bird blue!

10. And of course, hats and fasteners! There where so many to see! Such a pretty one worn by the fab Victoria Beckham. What do you think about her frocks? I loved it, she looks fab, even when she's preggo. uhumm and did you notice David? I thought so, lol!

And then there were the NO! WHY!? Would you do that?! Really? Thoughts?

Ok back to the trends.
11. Classic cream and white cakes with monograms! I know always a monogram, but, it's the only time that you can sport one without looking silly. The beautiful royal wedding cake for the royal couple was created by Fiona Cairns, and designed using the Joseph Lambert technique.

And last but not least...
12. A hot vintage car ride! Did you see the Aston Martin Prince William drove with! Loved that! What do you think of it? He was able to borrow his dad's vintage!

So over all, LOVED it! What did you guys think of it all? Where you obsessed like me?


Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress | Now Princess Catherine and the inspiration behind it

Finally we got to see the beautiful wedding dress that Kate Middleton wore! Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Catherine's wedding dress was beautifully inspired by the classic 50's glam with a nod to Grace Kelly. It's that classic royal elegance found in fairy tales like Disney's "Cinderella" This is going to be huge!

It's a throw back to traditional but so elegant. Love it! The satin dress was fitted at the top on a classic ball gown with hand cut lace on the skirt. Catherine wore a long sleeved lace coverlet with an oh so lovely and sheer veil. The chose to wear the Queen Elizabeth's II tiara that was designed for her by Cartier, a beautiful halo that is lent to her by the now Queen.

Catherine wore diamond tear drop earrings, a gift from her parents.

Love it! Stay tuned for more trends inspired by the royal wedding.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Tutera's Royal Tea Party and his new Jewelry Collection with Sears

I was privileged to attend a bridal editors private lunch hosted by David Tutera (LOVE) to showcase his new bridal jewelry collection that he launched with Sears. It was appropriately themed as a Royal Tea party, considering the timing. It was so lovely!
We lucked out with such warm dry weather. The lunch included different tea selections, scones and mini sandwiches. So cute! We then were able to view the amazing diamond jewelry collections as they were so beautifully displayed on glass cases and pretty blue boxes.
Lela with David Tutera

Equipped with only my iphone I was able to capture some of the lovliness. Thank goodness I also have pro picts of the collections! See below ;)

Love the Sapphire pendant that was in the swag bag - so "Royal" :)
These watches are crystal and will be available in the Fall
I just love the watches, they are so pretty and would make a nice accessory for the wedding day. I think the watch is going to be the new cuff or bracelet.

The bridal engagement ring collection has a vintage yet modern feel. With collection names such as Heirloom, Radiance, Eternal and Legacy. There is a chance for every bride to be to pick her own personal style engagement ring and have David with her every step of the way, so to speak. The quality is great and you can even order your own David Tutera Certificate of Authenticity.

I love how all the diamond rings have "Something Blue" on the inside bands. David wanted to include a real blue sapphire in each ring to add to the brides special day. Love that!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Who wants free tickets to The Well Wed Hamptons Wedding Event? | Another giveaway, Free to Enter and SO Easy!

We are happy to say that we have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner for the upcoming Hamptons Wedding Affair coming up this Saturday, April 30th!

{Come one, Come all} The carnival-themed Hamptons Wedding Affair invites you to step right up, take a chance, and plan the wedding of your dreams. Join us Saturday, April 30th at Brecknock Hall for the Hamptons Wedding Affair! At this year’s event, vintage carnival games will set the tone for a fun and inspiring showcase of inventive décor and complimentary, fair-worthy fare — including candied apples, cupcakes, and, of course, cotton candy. Even better, a silent auction of fabulous wedding-related gift certificates and other items will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, and each lucky bride-to-be will receive a luxury gift bag containing over $100 worth of goodies. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with the some of the best wedding professionals in The East End before heading into the spa to enjoy luxurious hand and foot treatments, hair and makeup consultations, and mini facials. From wine to menu pairings to workshops and seminars, if you are planning an East End wedding - this is an event not to be missed!

They are free!
How do you enter? It's easy! See below:

1. Comment below with your email address, so that we can contact you ;)
2. Like Lela New York on Facebook.

That's it! DEADLINE is tomorrow, Thursday April 28th at 12am. One random winner will be selected and contacted by Friday!

About the Event:
The Hamptons Wedding Affair
Date: Saturday, April 30 {3-7pm}
Location: Brecknock Hall, Greenport, NY
For More info + tickets:

Good Luck!

_________THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED_____________

Bridal Cuffs by Cuffs Couture | The New Clutch

Here is a new way to carry all your little fashionable belongings. Loved by celebs, this fashionable cuff is made by Cuffs Couture. It's a handy little cuff that is not only fashionable but also can carry your essentials. Whether it's a night on the town and you don't want a bulky bag to carry you down while you get your groove on ;) Or even a cute gift for your bridesmaids or you, the bride! How cute are these to wear on your special day!



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