Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Books for the bride to be

These books are some of my favourites for bridal inspiration. After the wedding they become beautiful coffee table books which will bring back memories of planning as well as invaluable resources for style and entertaining in the years to come.
Tip: Weddings can already stretch the budget so check eBay and Amazon 'used' books for new or almost new books.

Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes
By the guru herself, Martha Stewa
rt and Wendy Kromer
Wendy Kromer has been baking the cakes for Martha Stewart Weddings magazine for 10 years and guides readers through the sometimes overwhelming task of choosing a cake. Everything from flavours, shapes, traditions and location is taken into consideration to help you select the perfect cake. And, if you want to bake the cake yourself recipies and step by step photographs help make this the best cake ever.

Images from Amazon

Simple Stunning Weddings: Designing and Creating Your Perfect Celebration
by Karen Busson. Photographs by Ellen Silverman

Karen shares the trade secrets she picked up as one of Manhattan's top wedding designers, working on over 100 weddings in the last 6 years. A must for the bride who is cost and time conscious, Simple Stunning Weddings demonstrates how to personalise and plan a stylish wedding by breaking tasks down into easy steps. Everything from tips on from where to splurge and where to save, liasing with suppliers to creating stunning arrangements is covered for weddings of each and every theme whether your dream day be by the beach, in a garden, ballroom or art gallery.

Vera Wang on Weddings
By Vera Wang with a foreword from Anna Wintour
Style, luxury and elegance from the proposal to the honeymoon. Whether your gown is $500 or $15,000 this is a must for every bride. Vera's advice transcends budget with advice on dress shapes for every figure and every wedding. Her thoughts on speeches, music and personal anecdotes are accompanied by beautiful photographs which will fuel your imagination. For more see Vera Wang on Weddings.

written by Saskia Havekes and photographed by Gary Heery.
This luxurious book is largely based around arranging your own flowers however Saskia (Florist extraordinaire) also gives invaluable insights into choosing flowers and selecting vases which is perfect for the bride to be who is planning her own wedding or wants to know her Iceberg roses from her Julia's.
Some of Saskia's beautiful wedding arrangements

Images from Grandiflora

1 comment:

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

they are all perfect -but Martha Stewart is the true queen of weddings!