Paolo Sebastian // Designers We Love

Paolo Sebastian designer profiled by The Nouveau Romantics

Season after season, Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff seems to strike an effortless balance between classic and unique.  Hailing from South Australia, Vasileff launched his first collection in 2007 and quickly became one of the most captivating designers in the industry.  Glamorous couture gowns reminiscent of old Hollywood would be enough to get our hearts beating fast, but add ethereal details, delicate boning, and hand sewn appliqué to the mix and we’re taken to a place beyond our wildest bridal gown dreams.

Staying true to the couture moniker, Vasileff consults with each client and offers one-on-one fittings for every handcrafted piece, making for a truly personal and, dare we say, enchanting experience.

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Press // Autumn Hill Country Wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Autumn Hill Country Wedding

When Caitlin and Brandon came to us looking for an Autumn Hill Country wedding in Fredericksburg, Texas with deep, rich earth tones and hints of vintage decor, we knew it was a perfect match.  From the bridal bouquet bursting with shades of red and burnt orange to the kilim rugs we laid out for her to walk down the aisle on, it was a visual story of abundant romance.

Check out our feature on Green Wedding Shoes for details on the dress and what Caitlin says was the biggest component of her wedding day.

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Real Talk // Wedding Attire Explained


Everyone knows the golden rule: don’t wear white. Beyond this, trying to decipher all of the different dress codes can seem a bit daunting. Here, we’ve decoded the most common wedding dress codes so that you arrive appropriately — and confidently — to the celebration.


White Tie

The most formal of all dress codes. Think of the Oscars or dinner at the White House. Men should wear a tailcoat, a formal white shirt, white pique vest, and a bow tie. Black, formal shoes and even white gloves for dancing are appropriate. Female guests should wear a formal floor-length ball gown. Glamorous makeup and dramatic jewelry and hair are also appropriate.


Brooks Brothers Tails //  Vika Gazinskaya Gown // Marni Earrings // Tamara Mellon Heels


Black Tie

The next formal of dress codes. This usually indicates that the wedding is an evening affair. Men should wear a tuxedo. A cummerbund, black bow tie, and patent leather shoes are also suggested. For women, there are two options: a formal cocktail dress or a floor-length evening gown.


Brooks Brothers Tuxedo // Marchesa Notte Dress // Percossi Pappi Earrings // Jimmy Choo Heels 


Formal or “Black Tie Optional”

This language suggests the affair is slightly less formal than Black Tie. A tuxedo isn’t required, but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. For gentleman who want to go a bit more casual, they can wear a white shirt with a dark suit and tie. Women are free to wear a long dress, formal separates, a dressy suit, or a chic cocktail-length dress. 


 Brooks Brothers Suit // Alice + Olivia Crop Top // Alice + Olivia Skirt // Jennifer Behr Headband // René Caovilla Heels


Semi-formal or Cocktail

Depending on the time of the event, semi-formal is somewhere in between formal and casual. If a wedding is taking place at 4 or 5 p.m., you should wear something that easily transitions from day to night. A dark suit and tie are appropriate for men, while a cocktail dress or a long skirt and top combination would work perfectly for women.  If the invitation does not make note of a specific attire, these are the guidelines guests should follow. 


Brooks Brothers Navy Suit // Vilshenko Dress // EF Collection Ear Crawler // Aquazuura Heels



Casual attire often times means anything goes, however staying away from jeans, tank tops, and shorts is a safe bet unless specifically requested. Men should wear dress pants with a button down or polo and women should wear a sundress or a skirt or pant with a nice blouse.


Brooks Brothers Shirt and Trousers // Paul and Joe Dress // Maria Black Necklace // Jennifer Fisher Cuff // Gianvito Rossi Sandals



Photo Credits: Header Image by The Nichols // White Tie Wedding by Norman Jean Roy // Black Tie Wedding by Tec Petaja // Formal Wedding by The Nichols //  Semi-formal Wedding by Johannes Huebl // Casual Wedding via Gallery Hip

We’re Looking for Interns!

Fall wedding season is fast approaching and we are looking for creative and motivated interns to join our team! Are you positive, energetic, and detail oriented with strong leadership, time management, and organizational skills?  Fantastic, you’re exactly what we’re looking for to help plan and execute or help design our weddings!


Planning + Design Intern

You will have the opportunity to assist in the planning, design, and production process as well as attend client consultations, site visits, and vendor meetings.  You may also participate in managing budgets, researching vendors, scheduling meetings, monitoring social media, writing blog posts, and other administrative support.

Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about weddings
  • Positive attitude and ability to handle stressful situations
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Motivated and eager to learn
  • Self Starter – able to solve problems, present new ideas, and propose interesting projects
  • Takes direction well and isn’t afraid to ask for help


  • Able to work 10-15 hours a week plus occasional weekends during wedding season
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be able to receive course credit

What to Submit

  • Cover Letter & Resume – Tell us about yourself, why you’re the perfect fit for The Nouveau Romantics, and what you aim to gain from this experience
  • Portfolio if you have one or a link to your Pinterest account
  • Three professional references
  • Please email careers@thenouveauromantics


Graphic Design Intern

Are you a highly creative, motivated, and driven individual who can conceptualize and produce creative ideas and invitations?  We’d love to meet you!  As an intern for The Nouveau Romantics, you will participate in designing invitations and paper goods suites.  You will also gain valuable experience by learning how to schedule and budget projects as well as coordinate with printers and calligraphers.  Qualified candidates must be skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Illustrator.

Responsibilities Include

  • Assisting in the design and development of invitation, save the dates, programs, and other paper goods
  • Proof reading and verifying final printed orders are correct and complete
  • Checking status of orders with vendors
  • Assembling print collateral
  • Researching printing costs
  • Preparing estimates for clients
  • Picking up proofs from printers

Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about weddings and stationary design
  • Graphic design and layout knowledge / experience
  • Creative with a good eye for design and detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Motivated with an eagerness to learn
  • Interest and knowledge in calligraphy and fonts


  • Able to work 10-15 hours per week
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be able to receive course credit

What to Submit

  • Cover Letter & Resume – Tell us about yourself, why you’re the perfect fit for The Nouveau Romantics, and what you aim to gain from this experience
  • Portfolio
  • Three professional references
  • Please email careers@thenouveauromantics





Sneak Peek // Black Tie Ranch Wedding

One of the most incredible parts of this job is seeing something that was once simply a discussion, a dream, notes on a piece of paper, or an inspiration board and watching it come to life right before your eyes. The incredibly talented SharkPig captured all of the cinematic moments of Maggie’s black tie ranch wedding from a couple weekends ago and left us with the sweetest sneak peek below. Sometimes there really are no words.


 Vendor credits after the jump!

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