A romantic obsession with Morocco began with a childhood fantasy derived from the Walt Disney’s Animated film Aladdin.
Continue reading MOROCCAN ESCAPADES
Sometimes inspirations originate from different cultures, arts, or tribes from far away lands. Just like Paulo Coelo’s Santiago in the Alchemist, our inspiration was not in the pyramids but just in our very own backyard. We had anticipated a getaway shoot, but luckily, we discovered a precious air stream bus at our local beach. Continue reading PEACE, LOVE & HAPPINESS
The ambiance is tranquil and peaceful. The burning incense ignites a soulful fragrance in the air. Hanging on the wall are beautiful words of inspiration. “ Love is My Energy, Light is My Energy, Truth Is my Energy”. In essence; this styled shoot is all about Love. Continue reading LOVE, LIGHT & ENERGY
Two lovers sat on the fine white sand gazing into the horizon.They watched as the tidal waves splashed unto the shore. The ocean breeze sends soft chills through her body, she snuggles him for warmth. He whispers in her ear: “the most Beautiful tide, is the beat of your heart against mine.”
For all the beach and ocean lovers dreaming of a seaside wedding, there are several guides on how to do a beach wedding right. In this article, you will discover some insights on how to archive a unique and yet chic beach wedding. The secret is to be yourself, implement your lifestyle and those little things that you adore into your special day. Here’s our guide: Continue reading SOUTH BEACH DREAMING…How to Plan A Beach Wedding.
Early December, we departed from our beautiful Miami beaches to launch our 2016 collection in Europe. We headed out to Central Europe where we first landed in Vienna, Austria. Our wonderful friends at Atelier 7 hosted the launch and trunk show in Wien. Continue reading Oh… ROMANTIC VIENNA! IB 2016 European Launch Recap
You’re Invited to our 2016 Collection Launch
Neubaugasse 2 (Mezzanin), A-1070 Wien, December 7-19
rsvp only: Phone: 01 / 317 38 83 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pantone color for 2016 is finally out. It’s a dreamy blend of Rose Quartz & Serenity – romantic pinks and soft blues. For the creative and trend conscience bride, there are many ways to implement this year’s color into your special day.
Our top 3 recommendations on how to incorporate this year’s Pantone colors into you’re wedding style are: Continue reading PANTONE 2016 COLOR INSPIRATION
We are so delighted to celebrate our third year anniversary today. This anniversary comes at a special moment since we just launched our fourth collection this past week. We have been fortunate and blessed with some of the beast team members through the years. The IB family has grown through time with members from all over the world. Through love and support our fan base has equally expanded into a greater IB Tribe with a global presence. Lastly our brides “IBmermaids” have brought us the most joy. Every moment with a bride in our gowns never fails to bring emotions of joy. We love our brides and always pray that they have the most blessed lives. Continue reading WE’RE 3 ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
It’s a new season, new collection, a whole new vibe.
Speaking of a new season; the new Island Bridal 2016 collection is almost here and will be released mid November. We are making fine adjustments to ensure we deliver the best of our designs. This season you will discover a palette of soft nudes, whites and ivories exuding a sheer illusion, that ignites a soft feminine sensuality. It’s a stylish blend of whimsical lace and intricate beading, introducing a new feel to our line and yet still staying true to our free-spirited ocean vibe. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come:
When you picture a beach wedding, chances are you’re dreaming of the soft sand, cool ocean breeze and gorgeous sunset in the distance. Well, here’s some great tips to choosing the right gown, wind proofing your decor, and having a worry-free beach wedding.
Skip the big dress. Let’s face it: A ballgown belongs in, well, a ballroom. You may be able to get down the aisle in a full dress and long train but walking on the beach and taking photos won’t be easy.
Ditch the heels
Sand and high heels just don’t mix. Wear flat-sole sandals, espadrilles or wedges – shoes that won’t sink into the sand. Have your gown hemmed with or without shoes, depending on which option you choose. Remember, sand can get pretty hot. Have an aisle runner made of fabric or thick flower petals to help keep your tootsies cool.
Consider an updo
Think of the elements when deciding on a hairstyle. A tried and true updo will keep you looking polished all night. I definitely suggest doing a trial run at your location. If wearing your hair down is the only option, invest in the services of a stylist, who can do touch-ups throughout the day.
Nix the veil
When marrying outside, think twice about a long veil. If it’s windy, it will be a nightmare for you and the photographer. Instead, accessorize your ‘do with fresh flowers or a headpiece.
Let your guys go informal
While many brides envision their groom in a tux, black wool is a no-no in warm climates.Skip the ‘penguin suits’ and opt for lightweight cotton pants. Beach weddings speak to cotton, linen and sheer silk fabrics, and open collars with either pastels or a bold color like apricot or turquoise, contrasted with a deep ivory.
A gorgeous ocean backdrop doesn’t need to be too dressed up. Instead, highlight the natural beauty of the setting. A beach wedding can be about shells and starfish, but it can also take inspiration from the harmonious color palette of sand, dune grasses, stones and water. Decor should be simple; avoid going over the top with fussy flowers.
Photography|One Perfect Event
Gown| Vienna Gown
Model | Bride Hannah Witt
Model | Groom Sam Starbuck
Hair| Spoiled Rotten Salon and Spa
Make Up | Michelle Leila
Location | Worth Avenue
Florist: Greenacres Florist
🎶 Take me away, A secret place, A sweet escape, Take me away, To better days, A hiding place 🎶 …
The song lyrics from a “pocketful of sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield easily summarizes this romantic island wedding.
Bula (Hello)! Savisi Island was the perfect choice for this exquisite destination wedding. Tucked away on a secluded island, with picturesque ocean views,and gardens lined with coconut pathways, this intimate wedding fulfilled every fantasy for an ocean lover.
Meticulous details were deployed to create a magical and memorable wedding. The floral arrangements, and bespoken floral archway were hand crafted by Ma and her Savasi team using local flowers and bamboos amongst others. But the most unique aspect is the Fijian Warrior escorts, with their Lali drum and Davui (conch shell).
As a bride at Savasi Island all you need is your love, and your wedding dress of course. The lovely bride wore our Mykonos gown. Mykonos with it effortless allure was perfect for the relaxed luxe vibe at Savasi Island .
Once again, this songs comes to mind… 🎶 Take me away, A secret place, A sweet escape..🎶
Location: Savası Island
Photography: Cait Myers
Bride & Groom: Oceans Desire
Gown: Island Bridal
“Hey Gold Dust Gypsy we’re heading home to California, it will be cool for us to meet up and collaborate on a project”! That’s all it took to jump start this desert styled shoot. Continue reading A CALIFORNIAN GYPSY GIRL….
In Miami, we are known for many things, including: great weather, a cosmopolitan community, beautiful people, Sun-tans and bikinis. Let’s explore the bikini fashion lifestyle that makes Miami such a fun place to be year round. Continue reading MIAMI SWIM WEEK 2016
Calm your inner senses with a soothing white decor in your bedroom. Continue reading WHITE IGNITION
The waves whisper to me, Calling me to the soft sand.
The water sweeps over my feet, surrounding my world.
Oh salt air, I’ve found my peace,
peace to save my soul.
Gown: Island Bridal | Malindi
Photography: Kendra Paige Photography
Model: Irena Seleznova
H & M : Miki
Photography: Landscape and Animals
Worth Avenue is one of the most luxurious shopping venues in the United States. This enchanting resort destination in Palm Beach is reminiscent of European sophistication and charm on Florida’s Atlantic shores. Continue reading “A SECRET GARDEN”
As a veteran founded company we join the entire nation in honoring our Heroes….
We are most grateful to our fallen heroes and their families for all their loss and sacrifice
We take a moment of silence on Veterans Day to remember the men and women of our military
We honor our heroes who sacrificed lives to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy as Americans
We pay our respect to all those heroes that perished in our nation’s wars of freedom
We celebrate our fallen warriors for freedom is not free… Continue reading A TRIBUTE TO OUR HEROES
The Blowing Rocks Preserve located in Jupiter Island, is a barrier island between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic ocean. In a region like Florida that has miles of flat sandy beaches,the Blowing Rocks are quite unique. The exposed rock at the preserve is unusual because it is commonly found either underground or underwater.The name Blowing Rocks derives from the way the effervescent waves smashes into the rock formations. Continue reading LOVE ON THE ROCKS
A few posts ago, I wrote about my wedding dress and I left you a little intrigued. If you followed, you’re probably still wondering which dress I chose. It’s time to reveal this little secret. Continue reading A SECRET UNVEILED
In honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting our approach to sustainable designs. At Island Bridal, we utilize an eco-friendly approach in designing our apparels. Continue reading A “GREEN THUMB”
The Ocean Of Love
She stands by the ocean – hands by her sides,
watching the coming and going of tides;
watching the gulls as they hover above,
watching a man hold the hand of his love.
Watching the yachts as they head to the shore,
she longs to not be alone any more.
She takes off her socks and she takes off her shoes;
she takes a deep breath and she stares at the moon.
Then, from the corner of her eye, he catches her sight;
she picks up her things and walks into the night.
Yes, it’s him that she sees with his hands by his side,
watching the coming and going of tides. Continue reading THE OCEAN OF LOVE
I’ve counted down the days for so long that it’s really unbelievable, that there’s only one month left until my wedding day. The time is running too fast now. I still have so much to do, but there is no time, or it seems so. Do you remember when I wrote about the wedding fever? Well, forget everything I said before. I now understand what it is, trust me…
So what are the symptoms of wedding fever? Continue reading WEDDING FEVER II
While the rest of the country is jamming at Coachella Festival in Palm Springs, California, we’ve decided to enjoy a local weekend escapade. Located about 45 miles from Miami, is the perfect “Village By The Sea” Delray Beach.This weekend Delray Beach will celebrate its 53rd year of the Delray Affair.
Nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, the Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal.
Continue reading DELRAY AFFAIR
She is drawn to the rhythm of the waves.
She loves to feel the tickle of sand on her delicate feet.
The sun pierces her skin, signaling a warm sparkle throughout her soul. Continue reading GODDESS OF THE SEA & SUN
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Continue reading SOUTH BEACH SUNRISE
If you thought that finding the perfect wedding dress was the toughest challenge, you’ll be surprised. The real challenge is still waiting – I need to find all the details to perfect my wedding look. Well let’s see, it should be fun! First of all, I think you should know that I’m a perfectionist and even the smallest details are extremely important to me. It’s not a joke. Probably it’s because I’m a Virgo. Continue reading IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS
Yeah mon… Jamaica no problem! If you’ve never visited this caribbean paradise, please add this destination to your bucket list. For those that have visited Jamaica but only stayed at the resorts in the West coast; you are yet to discover Jamaica’s Northeastern coast serene beach hide aways of Port Antonio in Portland Parish. Continue reading THE FRENCHMAN’S COVE – PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA