Meet Katelynn

Delicate, pretty & feminine. Say hello, Katelynn.

Ring Around...the Apple?

Oh I don't know, maybe it's just that I like looking at these big sparkly things (who would judge me?) but I really love how creative photographers are getting when they take pictures of the couple's rings. Incorporating them into the decor, a meaningful keepsake from a loved one, or a textured background makes for endless possibilites & a stunning photo. Agree?


These sweet little flats are perfect for your wedding day! Not only are they adorable, but believe it or not, they are outfitted with Nike Air Technology so you can dance the night away! Worth every penny if you ask me!

Perched Atop the Perfect Cake

I just LOVE this cake & cake topper that I saw from Ginger & Adam's wedding today! You know I love me some bird cake toppers - and these are so adorable! And the cake, oh the cake. Just check out the greenery & how it looks like the cake stand! Unbeliveable!

Happy Weekend!

Exactly. Have a good one, guys! Photo by Amanda Hein Photography

Meet Maria

Hot off the...InDesign! Say hello, Maria.

Win a Free Engagement Session!


Valentines Day has come and gone, but LOVE is definitely still in the air!

Did you recently ask the girl (or boy) of your dreams to marry you and want the world to join you on cloud nine? Did you just get engaged and are beaming with pride over the shiny ring on your finger? Want to flaunt it some more? In honor of all the love Jeanette LeBlanc Photography is holding a contest for you newly engaged love birds.

What do you get for flaunting that shiny ring? The winner will receive a full engagement session and a $100 print credit ($400 value). In addition the winners of each local Flaunt Your Rock contest will be placed in a national contest to win a grand prize worth more than $450. The grand prize includes custom invites from Paper and Ink Studio, a wedding cake topper from Goose Grease, a custom clutch from Clutch That and a wedding accessory from Little White Chapel Accessories!

And no, it's not about how BIG your ring is :) — click here to see the details!

New Design

Don't have a name yet, but here's a peek at one of our new designs!


Ahhh yes, so many reasons to love this shoe. The name, the bottom, the color...where to begin? My friend Tena, who recently became a bride-to-be, spotted these while on the hunt for the Luichiny Wicked shoes I featured a while back. These make for a great photo op!

Preppy Collection

Can't wait to get these in the shop!Preppy1


Happy Valentine's Day!

Or as Marcy said on Facebook, it's LOVEnotes day!! Here's one photo from an amazing love shoot styled & shot by who else, but Vania & Christine at Simply Bloom! Hope everyone has a great day today!!

Swatchbook Spotlight!

Swatchbook Weddings was featured today on Jeanette LeBlanc's blog! Click on the image to check it out!


Another Peek into the Swatchbook Weddings Shop



Hmmm, don't think I've ever featured a flat before! I suppose I shouldn't assume that everyone else is as short as me, huh? So, for all you tall ladies out there (I'M JEALOUS!) who still want style without the heel - give these a try! Bicycle Built for Two by BC Footwear, $25

Big Day Beauty

This is the first of what I hope to be many guest posts by fellow bloggers with knowledge & expertise that Swatchbook brides will find helpful. Enjoy!

Hi Swatchbook Wedding readers! My name is Lara and I normally blog over at a little self-created beauty-obsessed wonderland known as the glossarie. In addition to my role as beauty blogstress, I am also a bride to be! I’ve been a big Angela fan for awhile (anyone who writes something called “Tuesday Shoes-day” is high on my list!) so I was completely thrilled when she asked me to “marry” my two favorite interests and do a big-day beauty post here on Swatchbook Weddings. As someone who is carefully considering product selections for a day when all eyes will be on her, I have a few simple products with staying power that will make sure you really shine all day (and night!) long.


A Mighty Mascara
The ultimate matrimonial mascara lengthens, thickens, curls, and doesn’t dream of flaking or smudging. Those of us who need to make it through photos, vows, and dancing with our dads need Clinique’s High Impact Curling Mascara. I have personally tested it through sob fests and dance floor marathons and can confidently vouch for its curl-holding powers. It has Holy Grail-like potential in its eye-opening effects and offers amazing Bambi-like lashes that last forever.

Lip Stain
I’ve found the trick to a lasting lip is layering a long-wearing stain underneath your favorite moisturizing lip gloss. The end result is an unbeatable combo that will allow your lips to look their best for hours upon hours. The stain won’t need to be retouched at all and works to offer endless color while the gloss will keep your lips hydrated and provide some pretty shine. Tarte has recently created a Natural Lip Stain that acts as a stain/gloss hybrid to keep its color and hydrate but if you prefer to try a separate stain and gloss, my favorites are CoverGirl’s Outlast Lip Stain in Everbloom Kiss and NARS Lip Gloss in Ophelia.

A Nearly Naked Polish
I love a bold manicure as much as the next gal, but for my wedding day I’m planning to save the poppy polish for my toes. There’s nothing that will make your gorgeous wedding rings stand out more than a shade that closely matches your natural skin tone. For me, that’s something like Essie Mambo but there are shades out there to compliment any and everyone. The nude mani results in a look that is soft, romantic and really draws attention to those newly acquired sparkly left-hand adornments.

So those are just a few must-haves to keep your mind at ease. There is enough for you to focus on without having to worry about a faded gloss or wandering mascara. Whatever look you might be going for on your big day, I hope all of my fellow brides can rise above the pressure to look “perfect” because I am a big believer that there’s nothing more naturally beautiful than a bride on her wedding day.


Thank you so much Lara - great post!!


Check out these glamour shots of our LOVEnotes by Crystal of Tart Workshop! She is the fabulous illustrator behind the cute icons I used!

Preppy Collection

Meet these guys that will be available from Swatchbook Weddings soon!



I debated about posting this because, well, I risk coming across as a 15-year-old posting song lyrics as their Facebook status after a breakup or something. But, here goes. I absolutely can't get enough of the song Happy, by Leona Lewis - and while I'm certain it's about love and blah, blah, blah I relate to it through another sense of the word. The love & passion to do what you believe in, follow your heart and be happy.

Here are just a couple of verses:

Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can't have everything
Don't you take chances
Might feel the pain
Don't you love in vain
Cause love won't set you free
I can't stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

So what if it hurts me?
So what if i break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
Cause i'm just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

Comfort of Food | Comfort of Friends

These are very special thank you notes that I created for my friend's mother. Marcy's mom, Marie, has been battling breast cancer & wanted to send thank you notes to all her friends that were kind enough to bring her meals while she was recovering. It's amazing how comforting it is to have a home-cooked meal when you aren't feeling well. It can really do wonders for your soul & your spirit. I was so happy I got to create these notecards for good people, who did great things, for a very brave woman!

Creative Cufflinks

Have your groom show off his personality with some unique cufflinks!


Super fun & super cute! These would make PERFECT bridesmaids shoes!