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A few months ago we got an invite for one of Bob’s brother’s wedding. A week before Christmas. In Ohio. I may have to remind you that we live in Austin, Texas and have two small children. OF COURSE we were going to go and besides packing, driving (yes, we are crazy!), planning where we would stay, saving some money for the trip, and contacting ALL of our family who seem to live in that state, I sort of forget one very important thing. What were the girls going to wear? As a mom who loves to plan, I thought it would be perfect to find a beautiful heirloom dress that could also be great for Christmas pictures. And – what do you know – Strasburg Children has the most perfect dress that are in both of my girl’s sizes.
"I’ve been saving these gorgeous lace dresses from Strasburg Children for just this occasion. The details are breathtaking. The clothing is all hand-sewn with special attention to embroidery, smocking and strong French Seams. I’ve already washed, pressed and set these aside for Easter, but I intend to store them in the girls’ keepsake boxes to be passed down someday. There are so many precious heirloom quality outfits for both boys and girls; I especially love all the flower girl dresses.
Always be yourself unless you can be a Unicorn."
The first thing my little girl requests each morning is to wear a dress. No joke. She loves how beautiful dresses make her feel and wants to feel like a princess 24/7; and can’t say that I blame her 😉 One of her absolute favorite “princess” dresses includes Strasburg Children‘s hand-made Lace Morning Gown. This lightweight dress is perfect for twirling, dancing, and playing. Best of all, paired with this Champagne Charlotte Bow Sweater Cardigan, she can continue wearing this dress as the weather begins to cool down. Something that really sets Strasburg Children apart is that all of their clothes are all made from 100% Dupioni Silk or 100% Cotton and features french seams. Not only does Strasburg Children feature adorable dresses and cardigans, but their shoes just complete each outfit.
Let’s face it, little girls can have a big impact in a wedding. The children with the most significant impact in the wedding are generally the ring-bearer and the flower girl. We have recently witnessed brides and grooms honoring the history of the original flower girls by incorporating classic styled dresses and accessories into their wedding receptions inspired by the Victorian era.
While some brides are going for the contrast in fabric and colors, others are sticking with simple yet elegant garb of the past.
Two years ago, Claire wore a Strasburg Childrens dress for my sister-in-laws wedding rehearsal dinner and a couple weddings we attended that summer. You can see her dress here. She still loves that dress and since it was a pretty soft blue, calls it her Cinderella dress. We have some events coming up including another wedding, and a baby sprinkle my sweet sister-in-law is throwing us. So we wanted Claire to have a special dress for these days. She had the opportunity to pick one of Strasburg Childrens Charleston Summer Beach Collection again and chose the Caroline Lace Dress in lavender this time.
This ballet inspired shoot aimed to capture the essence of dance in the wings and preparation for the stage. Rosin, a golden yellow rock-power mix, is used backstage by dancers to help control their pointe shoes and therefore their movements on stage. Watercolor tends to have the ability to reflect a lot of the movement seen in dance, so watercolor elements were used on a simple white cake and white backdrop and mixed with other elements such as rosin and wooden floors.
These talented vendors hoped to convey the beauty of the movement of dance but also the raw moments and strength that often aren't seen behind the scenes. See all of the beautiful details from this dance and movement inspired wedding shoot in the full gallery, photographed by Love Be Photography.See More...
This weekend, we moved house and I can honestly say it was one of the most difficult moves I've ever done. It just happened to be the hottest weekend of the year so far. Regardless, we really had a fun time with our families helping us. It turned into quite a family affair, and we ended the weekend with a meal at our new house.
While we were moving bin after bin of memories, I was struck with emotion when I found a box of baby outfits that were Izzie's right after she was born. She was so tiny! I know that all babies are tiny when they're born, but she's always been so petite and adorable.
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"My daughter will be a first-time flower girl in about a month. She’s so excited she’s literally counting down the days. In the months leading up to the wedding, I’ve been searching for pretty dress options to show the bride. After doing lots of research, my two favorite under-the-radar brands are Children Chic and Strasburg Children. The former was started by a friend of a co-worker and the latter was recommended to me by a market editor at Vogue.com. Both sites have options that are traditional and timeless—the clothes are beautifully made and truly evoke another era!"
Classic. Heirloom. Vintage inspired. No, I'm not describing my most recent trip to my favorite antique store, but instead the exquisite brand, Strasburg Children. Even though I don't have kiddos of my own, when this brand of girls' dresses ran across my desk, I couldn't help but smile and jump at the opportunity to share it with you.