Nicky’s Wedding!

1 01 2010

So long story short, I am also planning a wedding for my friend, Nicky. I’m pretty excited about planning this wedding, because I legit get to go crazy. : ) With Christina’s wedding, I just took her favorite color, blue, and ran with it. She also loves to sail, hence the summer-y, casual feel (breezy bridesmaid’s dresses, as well as casual, cowrie jewelry, sandals, etc.), and to snowboard, so the honeymoon was at a mountain resort in Switzerland. With Nicky’s wedding, I will go through and explain some of my decisions a bit more, like the location and such. Have fun reading. ūüôā

Theme: A Red Tie Affair
Bride: Nicole Fosdick
Groom: Julien Valls
Date: September 18, 2010
Location, location, location!
Ceremony: Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head, Charleston, South Carolina

Nicky, like me, hails from Wisconsin. Her boyfriend (playing the role of fiance), however, is from France. Either way you look at it, there will be a group of people traveling a long distance to come to this wedding. Instead of arguing over whose family will have to make the trip, why not make everybody travel to a beautiful location and have a destination wedding?

Photography: Sea Pines Resort, beach and greens

Reception: Sea Pines Resort

Save the Date:


Dress: Gail Garrison, style# 3035

When I first set out to find a gown, the picture that popped into my head was this:¬† strapless.¬† Lace.¬† Mermaid or trumpet.¬† Empire waist or princess seams.¬† Sweetheart neckline.¬† Something that screamed “timeless.”¬† In my searches, I did find this gown, which was EXACTLY what I had in mind, but after finding this Gail Garrison frock, I knew this¬†dress was much better.¬† Mermaid and sweetheart, it stills has a generally classic feel.¬† The rouched, fitted bodice and pick-up skirt, however, give it a modern and more glamourous feel, which is what Nicky is all about.

Necklace: 59 carat (!) DeBeers Josephine

Earrings: DeBeers Marie-Antoinette Earrings

Right hand ring: DeBeers Marie-Antoinette Yellow Cushion Ring

Handmade diamond cuff bracelet in 18k white gold (left).  From Yanina & Co.

Shoes: GUESS Women’s Isteraly in Argento Metallic

The shoes add a modern touch to a classic/vintage wedding.¬† You can’t see them underneath the dress, and they will give Nicky even more of a modelesque appeal.¬† They are also very ‘now’, which will help to make sure she feels like this is her wedding she’s participating in, not her grandmother’s.



A princess would have an up-do for her fairytale wedding. Simple with the bun style, but elegant and interesting thanks to the intricately woven curls.  Complete with a headband/tiara, of course.

Flowers: 24 red, red roses

Dress: David’s Bridal style# F13062

Necklace: Frank Gehry Torque Bead drop pendant, courtesy of Tiffany’s

Earrings: Frank Gehry Axis Earrings, courtesy of Tiffany’s

Bracelet: Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff, courtesy of Tiffany’s

Shoes: Paris Hilton Women’s Senorita

Flowers: White roses


Hers: Engagement: Cannes Custom Bezel Engagement Ring, item# CNCUST

The engagement ring is the first wedding related item the bride receives, and in a way sets the tone for the entire event.¬† I chose this¬†vintage style because I felt it represented Nicky’s classic beauty and grace.¬† It’s not traditional,¬†and¬†she will appreciate that it is unique¬†and gorgeous, much like herself.

Wedding band: Tia Wedding Ring 4323, item# TIRA4323W

A simple but elegant band to compliment the engagement ring, not take away from it.  Even better, because the band is so simple and stackable, you can add one band, one on each side, or continue to give and stack the same styled ring for anniversaries and special occasions to come.

His: Brushed & Polished Wedding Band, item# 4GX34

Mostly, I just liked this one because it has three rings inside the band, representing Nicky and Julien’s past, present, and future together.

Honeymoon: Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The photos themselves are links to the websites that I downloaded them from.  Click on the photo, and it will open another website in a new window.