March 4, 2011

Photo Fridays

Did you say you wanted to see a gorgeous vintage styled shoot on a historic train? Well, you are in luck, because I happen to have a stunning 40's styled engagement shoot on a vintage train in NYC. This beauty is the product of the amazing photo team at Photomuse and the killer styling skills of Jacqueline from Merci New York (a must read blog if it isn't already on your list!)

The big redesign launch is on Monday!!
Glamour and Grace is getting a major facelift and moving to a shiny new home!
You won't want to miss one minute of next week because it is packed FULL of amazing giveaways 
and general gorgeousness! I cannot wait to share it all with you!
Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

March 3, 2011

Bridal Session

Savannah holds a special place in my heart. I went to school there at SCAD and fell in love with the city. So when Nicole sent me her bridal portraits, taken by fellow SCAD grad Anna Driver-Bishop, I knew I just had to share! Plus, Nicole is so beautiful and glowing in these photos, its hard not to be charmed!

Don't forget you only have until the end of the day tomorrow 

March 2, 2011

Steal Worthy Idea

Can't think of something to do for your cake table? Why not cover it in a blanket of flowers? It is modern here, but can also be done very romantic and vintage. Plus, it really helps the cake stand out and shine! Love this idea!

P.S.- Like the new Steal This border? Its a little preview of the sweet yet modern new redesign 
coming your way next week!

March 1, 2011

Real Wedding: Jandee and Shane

If you don't love anything else about this wedding, you will fall in love with the venue! It is a tree filled overlook in the mountains and could not be more gorgeous! When you throw in a stunning bride and a vibrant bouquet, this wedding had amazing written all over it. The lovely photos come from Jason G.

Here are so details from the bride Jandee:
We wanted the wedding to be more of a weekend event rather than just one day. For most of our guests this was a destination wedding, so we wanted to have it somewhere that would provide a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of rooms. A colleague suggested Rockledge Country Inn and we were immediately attracted to its charming atmosphere and beautiful Colorado craftsmanship. We were able to rent out the entire house for the wedding party and rented Onaledge, which is another home the B&B owners have, for family. They were within 20 feet of each other so it was very easy for everyone to be together for the long weekend. 

We made our own wine for the wedding at D'Vine wine in Manitou Springs. The whole process was so fun and interesting. They really took the time to explain why we were doing what throughout the couple of months that it took to make. We ended up renting the space out for our rehearsal dinner. Everyone loved being able to see where we took the time to make the wine at.

Seeing the whole thing come together was a lot of fun. If I had to pick my favorite it would have to be the first dance. Shane and I spent months and a lot of money taking dance lessons to prepare. We had this whole routine, which once we got out there, went out the window! We ended up just doing our own thing and it was perfect.

Photographer | Jason G
Event Designer | Sapphire Celebrations

Don't forget to enter for you chance to win $150 from Williams-Sonoma!

February 28, 2011

*Sponsored Post* Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

Boy do I have an exciting giveaway for you today! To kick start the week leading up to the redesign launch, Glamour and Grace has teamed up with Williams-Sonoma again for a fabulous $150 Gift Card Giveaway! It's really hard not to love Williams-Sonoma! It is the primo place to go for all the best kitchen tools and gourmet cookware. Here are my top picks for the basics, the baker, the entertainer, and a few things just for fun.

I know when I got married, one of my favorite gifts was a $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma. I had a field day in my local store, and these top two items are my favorite buys, and the two items I use the most. A Le Creuset skillet is a must! Seriously the best pan I have ever used, plus I love the bright colors that add some pop to the kitchen. This wooden spatula is the greatest thing ever! I had searched for one like it for 2 years and I am in love with it. It is like half spatula and half spoon, and is perfect for filling tacos!

Littledeer Pan Paddle | Le Creuset Fry Pan, 10" | Le Creuset Classic Round Dutch Oven | Acacia Cutting Board
Williams-Sonoma Striped Dishcloth | Wüsthof Culinar 7" Santoku

Anyone who enjoys a little baking should have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It changed my life, and I'm sure it will change yours. Now, I don't have this rolling pin, but I have had my eye on it for quite a while. It has little rings to adjust the thickness, making it so much easier to know when you've gotten your crust to 1/4" like the recipe says.

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl with Base | Tartlet Pan | Pantry Apron | KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons | Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin

If you enjoy entertaining, this gorgeous decanter is sure to be a show stopper. The chic fluid lines make this piece really unique. On the sweet side, I love this cute wired cupcake stand. Perfect for a bridal shower, or any party.

Riedel Amadeo Wine Decanter | Monogrammed Glass Domed Cake Plate/Punch Bowl | Riedel "O" Trio
Wire Cupcake Stand | Le Creuset Fondue Pot | All-Clad Ultimate Chicken Roaster

These last few are just for fun. I thought this bird lemon juicer was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Also, who wouldn't want their own little crêpe maker? Sounds like dessert set for life to me!

Bird Shaped Lemon Juicer | Williams-Sonoma Bride & Groom Cookbook | Beekman Heirloom Vegetable Garden Seed Collection | Tibos Electric Crêpe Maker | Nonstick Madeleine Pan | Imperia Pasta Machine

Alright, ready to learn how to win $150 to buy some of your favorites? Here's how to enter:

1. Click HERE to register with Williams-Sonoma and leave a comment with the item you are most excited about. If you are already registered with Williams-Sonoma, add something fun to your registry and leave a comment with what it is.
2. Receive an extra entry for including a link to your public registry.
3. Receive an additional entry for liking Glamour and Grace and Williams-Sonoma on Facebook.
4. Please submit one comment for each entry for easy tracking.
5. You MUST include your email in the comment, otherwise I have no way to contact you!

The contest ends this Friday the 4th, and the winner will be announced on Monday, on the shiny and newly redesigned blog! Good luck to everyone!!