Saturday, January 29, 2011

Retro Rockabilly Wedding

This playful wedding comes to Red Shoes Bridal courtesy of Sarah Kathleen Photography, based in San Luis Obispo County, California.  The colors of this wedding feature that classic retro palette of red, black, and white.  There are so many adorable, personal touches in this wedding, including the polka dot sash on the bride's dress.  I absolutely adore the bride's black birdcage veil.  The Portola Inn in Atascadero, California, was a beautiful rustic, vintage-y setting.  Enjoy!

Vendor and Product Information:

Photography: Sarah Kathleen Photography, Atascadero, CA

Ceremony and reception venue: Portola Inn, Atascadero, CA

Monday, January 10, 2011

Frugal Find for Wedding Dresses

I happened upon this website during my various searches on the web and thought this could be a great resource for many brides.  The website is, and here you can find new, sample, and used wedding dresses from many great designers such as Melissa Sweet, Maggie Sottero, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller, and Anne Barge.  There are also many very affordable new and used bridal gowns available from well-known retailers like David's Bridal and J.Crew.

This website also lists accessories for sale, such as veils, shoes, headpieces, tiaras, wraps, and purses.  Happy browsing!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Whimsical Summer Wedding

This adorable, whimsical summer wedding comes to Red Shoes Bridal courtesy of Sarah Kathleen Photography, based in San Luis Obispo County, California.  Sarah is an amazingly talented, creative photographer with an eye for catching all those special moments.  You can check out her blog here: Sarah Kathleen Photography.

The bride, Kelly, and groom, Stephen, were married in Arroyo Grande, California.  Their wedding featured many vintage-inspired elements, including the old glass jars and containers used as vases for the reception, the framed photos of previous family weddings, and the old red Ford as the get-away car.  The couple added touches of whimsy with the over-sized white balloons tied to the ceremony gazebo, and cut-out white chandeliers used both at the ceremony and reception.  Enjoy!

Vendor and Product Information:

Photography:  Sarah Kathleen Photography
Event Coordination: Kristin Odenwald, Jour Parfait,
Dress: Vera Wang
Catering: Pacific Harvest, Atascadero, CA
Flowers: The bride's mother
Rentals: Got You Covered, San Luis Obispo, CA
DJ: Malik Miko, San Luis Obispo, CA
Band: Trio International, Pismo Beach, CA
Cake: KK's Bunt Cakes, Arroyo Grande, CA
Venue: Groom's parents' home 
Chandeliers: Urban Outfitters