A non traditional daily blog that pieces together beautiful wedding inspirations starting with the gown.

Eclectic Formal Wedding Inspiration

February 25, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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Grand Palais Wedding Gown

Monday February 25, 2013

Sometimes when people envision a formal wedding, they think it must include traditional and classic details. Well, I'm here to tell you that's definitely not true....formal weddings can be eclectic too! And that means a beautifully bold wedding that embraces all the best in unique styles, designs, textures, shapes, and colors. So let me introduce to you this Eclectic Formal Wedding Inspiration that includes a draped ballgown, mansion in downtown Austin, steampunk theme invites, personalized velvet guest journal, and gold dipped druzy ring. It's a wedding roundup of amazing beauty that begins with this gorgeous Grand Palais Wedding Gown by Carol Hannah. Now I have to admit, I have such a soft spot for unique wedding gown designs which is why I love this dress! Feeling drawn to this fashionable piece seems natural when it comes to its elegant draped linen ballgown skirt and that deconstructed tulle bodice. So take a moment and gaze away because this gown is not just a gown...it's a wedding work of art!

Palazzo Lavaca

Tuesday February 26, 2013

If you're looking for an elegant and sophisticated wedding venue with a whole lot of unique beauty, then this wonderful venue is definitely for you! Perfect for an Eclectic Formal Wedding, the Palazzo Lavaca in downtown Austin, Texas features so much amazingness it's hard to not want to just stare at it all day long. We're talking historical charm, chic style, modern amenities, and so much more. Clearly, every detail in every room stands out in this grand space which means having your wedding here will feel like a luxuriously unique affair!

Steampunk Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Wednesday February 27, 2013

An Eclectic Formal Wedding is all about playful elegance which makes this Steampunk Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Fourth Year Studio the perfect avenue for communicating just that! It's a pretty little package that includes a fun brown paper bag envelope with gold striped washi tape and address typed from a vintage typwriter, beautiful vellum inner envelope with a dramatic red wax seal, and sophisticated letterpress gold text with a subtle lace pattern on the invite itself. It's truly a design worthy of a standing ovation!

Velvet Guest Journals

Thursday February 28, 2013

When I see anything that has to do with velvet my heart skips a beat a million miles per minute and if you put it in a guest book form, then that's it...my heart is completely and utterly captured! Well, that's exactly how I feel about these gorgeous Velvet Guest Journals by Velvet Raptor. Whether you decide to have them personalized with a uniquely vintage letterpress Caslon type or not...these stylish creations will no doubt be a tactile wedding experience. It looks beautiful...it feels beautiful and that's exactly what will get your guests excited to take part in writing sweet words to you and your honey!

Gold Dipped Druzy Ring

Friday March 1, 2013

When styling your bridal look for an Eclectic Formal Wedding, you have to go big and bold which is why I think this Gold Dipped Druzy Ring by Jenn Lee Design is a dream come true! It's one of the most unique pieces I've ever seen with its pale sea green druzy crystal dipped in distressed 18k gold on top of an hand carved tagua nut ring. So when you wear this beauty on your wedding day, there is no doubt in my mind, that you'll be feeling and looking like one stylish bride!

Loving this unique ring? Leave a comment...I would love to hear what you think!

It has been such a fun and eclectic wedding week! Check out the Puzzle Complete Section below for final thoughts!

Puzzle Complete!

Creating this Eclectic Formal Wedding was based on one thing...unique elegance! So with that in mind, I started with the gorgeous Grand Palais Wedding Gown by Carol Hannah. It's a fashion work of art with one of a kind details from the drapings on the skirt to the deconstructed tulle bodice. Then I paired it with the amazing Palazzo Lavaca in downtown Austin, Texas which is a wonderland of historical charm, chic style, and modern amenities. I also included the beautiful Steampunk Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Fourth Year Studio with its dramatic yet sophisticated details. Then I added the lovely Velvet Guest Journals by Velvet Raptor because it's gorgeous details provide the wedding with a wonderful tactile experience. Lastly, I included the chic Gold Dipped Druzy Ring by Jenn Lee Design as a way to incorporate more unique elements to your overall bridal look. Together, they make up your Eclectic Formal Wedding!

Completed Wedding Puzzle Inspirations

Playful Garden
Royal Blue Summer
Bohemian Beach
Bright Yellow
Spring Pink and Peach
Stylishly Tranquil
Shabby Chic
Eclectic Formal
Bohemian Arrow
Dunton Hot Springs
Gold Goddess
My Rustic DIY Post Wedding
My Wedding
Holiday White and Red
Black Bow
Cozy Casual
Romantic Woodland
Geometric Modern
Elegant Constellation
Rustic Bohemian Halloween
Handmade Blush Pink
Grey and Yellow Gold
Rustic City
Warm Autumn
Vintage Red and Cream
Metallic Modern
Safari Country
Unique Lace
Splash of Pink and Purple
Lovely Backcountry
Vibrant Black and White
Nautical Elegance
Gold Party
Mountain Blush
Dramatically Classic
Charmingly Unique
Elegantly Calm
Formal Seaside
Stylishly Rainbow
Vintage Comfort
Eclectically Natural
Sophisticated Reader
Southern Lace
Sunset Beauty
Golden Glamour
Tropical Island Story
Colorfully Modern
Rustic Charm
Sweetly Detailed
Bohemian Elegant
Artistically Timeless
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