Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Share YOUR Love Story... AND WIN!

Zita Bridal Salon is running a fabulous contest:
I LOVE YOU: A Valentine's Day Tribute
Submit your story & photo for a chance to WIN a 1 night stay 
at The Pfister Hotel w/Breakfast for two. 

Calling all Zita Brides – Past, Present & Future
Stop by and visit their Facebook Fan Page for details. View the link on the left side of their WALL that says "Share Your Love Story" for complete details and rules for entering the contest! They look forward to hearing all of your Love Story's and looking at your beautiful photos. Anyone can VOTE by "liking" your post featured on the 
Zita Bridal Salon Facebook WALL. Enjoy!

Stop into Zita to check out couture hair accessories, by yours truly!
For more information on Jaxie, visit shopjaxie.com! And remember the 20% off Anniversary sale is going on now online, use code: BDAY12 at check out on shopjaxiebridal.etsy.com!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Do You Know What Today Is? It's Our Anniversary!

Jaxie is 3 years old today!!! As a special Thanks, Save 20% off all purchases! Jaxie Bridal NEVER goes on sale, so take advantage!

Use code: Bday12 at checkout on shopjaxie.etsy.com

Wedding Day Fashion: Change It Up

I was at a wedding over the weekend and the bride, Holly, switched up her dress later in the night. This trend has been around for years but I hear many women saying it is too "diva" to have two dresses. My thoughts? Not at all! Holly used a swiss polka dotted dress  she already and had her seamstress do some work on it and it was so fab. Looking for a 2nd dress for your wedding? Polyvore.com is one of my FAVORITE shopping websites. They not only allow you to do style boards (kind of like a fashion pinterest) but they also allow you to shop by clothing type with SO many sub categories. For example, you can shop by color!

Here are some white/ivory options I found on Polyvore.com for under $300

Miss Ruby Boutique also specializes in Bridal Fashion. Many of their brides order bridesmaid dresses in a white or ivory color for a 2nd dress. This is great because you can order a dress based on your measurements vs looking online for your size. Here are some great options for under $300:

Alfred Sung D437

Alfred Sung D490

Wtoo 296

Wtoo 759

Now that you found your 2nd dress, dazzle it up with a Jaxie Bridal Belt and you are good to go!

And remember, just because Kim Kardashian switched up her dress 3 times during her famous August nuptials, it doesn't make you a bridezilla or a diva for wanting to change it up... It means you have fabulous style and it is YOUR day to do whatever you want, so take it and run with it! Happy Shopping!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Featured Vendor: Welke's House of Roses

I did a wedding show in Madison in the fall and I wanted my display to be eye catching. I knew exactly the one person I could call: Nikki from Welke's House Of Roses. She did an amazing crystal tree for my Jaxie 2011 spring photoshoot, so I wanted to use it again because it was SO stunning.

She was able to get it all ready for me to transport to the show:

Welke's is SO accommodating and they not only do table arrangements but also amazing flowers. Check out some of the my favorite arrangements:

For mor information, check them out:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Featured Wedding: Teresa + Jordan

Teresa knew she wanted a statement necklace for her bridesmaids. I did a chiffon flower mix with a pearl cluster on a strand of pearls. For her I did a mixed flower for her hair with the same pearl cluster. I LOVE the colors and she chose and how fabulous her and her maids look! Congrats to Teresa and Jordan! 

If you are interested in customization, contact me for more information: info@shopjaxie.com
or see my etsy shop for ready to wear items: shopjaxiebridal.etsy.com 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinning, DUH!

Watch out Facebook, there is a new Sheriff in town, Pinterest. If you haven't heard about Pinterest, you are missing out! It is an online profile community where you can "pin" the things you like and share. It reminds me of twitter, on crack. You can share and like items you see, even make your own "Boards" of items you like. It is great for the handmade community because people can share your pins by "repinning".  Pinterest is the new black, get into it!

If you are on Pinterest, make sure to follow me: http://pinterest.com/shopjaxie/

NEW Hairpieces Listed!

I am slowly glamorizing my Etsy Bridal page. I have tons of items in my bridal shops but need to nurture my online community! If you build it, they will come!

Here are a couple new items:

                              Pearl and Crystal Feathered Hairpiece


                                         Feathered Pearl Cluster Hairpiece


                                         Ivory Organza Flower with Bling


If you are interested in customization, email me: info@shopjaxie.com. 
To see more items added weekly, check out www.shopjaxiebridal.etsy.com

Stay Glamorous!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Featured Wedding: Kristen and Mike

Photography by: Front Room Photography

Kristen wanted customized hairpieces for all of her bridesmaids. I did a mixed bloom with grecian netting, organza, silk and chiffon. For her, I did a custom birdcage veil, hairpiece AND matching piece for her gathering on her dress. GORGEOUS!!! Congrats to the happy couple :)

For more info on customization visit shopjaxie.com also become a fan on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Find your DREAM Dress This Weekend with Jaxie!

Engaged over the holidays? Now what? Time to start planning! A girl dreams about finding her wedding dress her whole life and Miss Ruby has amazing options. Join myself this weekend as I feature my entire collection at the Alyne Trunk Show: January 20-22nd
The store will showcase an additional 28 dresses from the Spring collection to try on, this weekend only. Personalize your dress with Jaxie veils, belts, jewelry and hairpieces. I will be on hand to help you find the perfect dress and show you how to accessorize. Check out their website to secure an appointment or call 414.755.2900! 


Monday, January 16, 2012

Featured Wedding: Sarah + Thomas

Photography by: Julia Kroll and Elsie Muehlenberg

Sarah wanted a vintage inspired look complete with a blusher. I did a feathered gem hairpiece and a grecian blusher. She looked absolutely gorg. LOVE the old hollywood glam look she went for. 
Congrats MR. and MRS. Thompson!

For more info on customization visit shopjaxie.com also become a fan on Facebook!

Chicago... My kind of town!

I was in Chicago over the weekend and I just LOVE the city. There is a sense of energy the city gives you once you approach the city line. I love staying in the know about wedding trends, especially in the big cities... As they tend to be ahead of the trends.

Chicago Style Weddings recently did a Bridal Fashion Report: Finding the right bridal gown is a lot like finding the right groom—you do a lot of looking until you find the perfect one! From style to color to accessories, you have so much to consider. Let Chicago Style Weddings help you make this high fashion decision. 

One of my favorite topics, of course: BELTS
The trendiest accessory this season is the embellished belt, which can be beaded, covered in lace, colored, or dressed with feathers or flowers. “They add a touch of sparkle,” says McElvenny—plus they’re so flattering. “It draws the eye to the smallest part of our bodies—the waist—and adds some design interest without having the embellishments all over the dress,” Sweeney says. These stylish accessories are an easy way to transform your gown from ceremony-ready to ready-to-party! “Throw on a beaded belt to jazz up the look for the reception,” says Beltz. 

Check out my Jaxie bride from this weekend rocking a Jaxie Belt AND Hairpiece:
Bride: Kristi W.
Wedding: 1.14.12
Belt: Jaxie "Deborah"                     $195.00
Hairpiece: Jaxie Custom Haipiece    $125.00

For more belts, check out my etsy bridal page or facebook page for albums of real brides in custom Jaxie!

In the Milwaukee Area? Check out 2 of my bridal stores featuring Jaxie:
For my full collection of belts and hairpieces:
Miss Ruby Boutique
For a select amount of hairpieces:
Zita Bridal Salon

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Featured Wedding: Jackie + Brad

Jackie wanted a classic old hollywood glam bridal look. Here she is with a custom made Jaxie birdcage veil and hairpiece. She looks amazing!

Cheers to the Happy Couple! For more information on custom and pricing, contact: shopjaxie@gmail.com or visit our website: www.shopjaxie.com

Smooth Operator

It is officially winter, in the book of Jaxie. No more 40 degree winter days (yes that is warm for us Milwaukee folks) and our skin is starting to scale. HELP!!!! You have events to go to and want your skin to look, well, hydrated. When people talk to you, they tend to touch your hand or grab your arm when a story gets heated. I can not tell you how many times people stop and say, how is your skin so soft?

My Answer: Baby Oil! 

Every single day after the shower, I apply Baby Oil to my skin. It may seem greasy at first but it soaks into your skin and leaves it as Billy Madison would say: "Silky and Smooth". I use it year round!

Do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle today for less than $5

Extra Beauty Tip: Works GREAT as eye makeup remover. Simply dab on a cotton ball and wipe away even waterproof liners and mascaras with ease.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Will You Marry Me?

So you said "Yes" over the holidays... Now what? Check out Theknot.com's
10 items to include on your check list:

For more details check out the full article at theknot.com