Mother’s Day Inspired Styles from Designer Specialty Linens

Happy Mother’s Day from Bridal Hot List.  We want to wish all the moms, aunts, grandmothers, and any expecting mothers a wonderful and lovely Mother’s Day. For today’s post we thought it would be fun to share some Mother’s Day inspired table top styles from a fabulous vendor, Designer Speciality Linens.  This amazing and very talented company loves moms too, and gives us six looks to pretty up tabletops. We are talking jaw-dropping gorgeous designs which we think you will just love. When we found these lovelies in our inbox, your mother’s day loving hearts were overjoyed! Oh, how we love pretty things that inspire us. Beautiful linens, add some pretty florals, and chinaware, and you have yourself an impressive table top! Before you head out the door to enjoy mom’s day, take a moment to browse through these fabulous looks. Enjoy!

  • Shantung Victorian Lilac Linen with Tan Burlap Napkins.


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Florist: Flower Riot

  • Burnt Orange Crinkle Taffeta linen with Persimmon Dupionique Napkin.

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Photography: Evoke Photography

Florist: Rolling Hills Flower-mart

  • Metallic Net Overlay with Champagne Satin Lamour underlay and Iridescent Taffeta Champagne Napkin

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Photography: Ashleigh Taylor Photgraphy

Florist: Shawna Yamamoto

  • Coral and White Chevron runner with Mocha Satin Lamour Napkin.


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Photography: Christopher Todd Studios

Florist: Jenny B

  • Natural Burlap custom place mats with Oatmeal Irish Linen Napkins with a cotton lace accent.


  • Blush Satin Lamour Napkin with Blush Button Taffeta Linen.




Photography: Kate Noelle Photography

Florist: The Twisted Twig



Mother’s Day Inspired Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon

Good morning lovelies. It is a gorgeous Saturday morning here at BHL. As I look outside the window all I see are blue skies, and the sun shinning away. Oh, I do plan to go out and soak in all the beautiful nature…but first I have a very special Mother’s Day treat for you.  I hope you have had your breakfast (or maybe you are just waking up), and now ready to indulge into some sweet goodness. My gorgeous and very talented gal Alexis from Cakes by Alexis Sturgeon has created a lovely cake for Mother’s Day weekend. At BHL, we are always finding ways to celebrate the special days, and what a better way to celebrate Mommy’s Day than with an amazing and sweet cake which is also a beautiful piece of art.  The inspiration? Besides the obvious, a day dedicated for all the moms, aunts, and grandmothers out there?  Alexis was inspired by a beautiful antique air vent found in Italy which happens to be french inspired from the deco era. This simple, yet pretty cake is the perfect way to shower your mom with all the love she deserves. For the big day, you can show mom how much you love and appreciate her with a  beautiful cake. Mothers of the bride or mothers of the groom play a very special role for the big day, so why not get a cake in their honor? How special will they feel on your important day?  Good idea right? I mean, who can say no to an awe-inspiring cake? I love sweets and I love celebrations, and the combination of the two makes my heart go pitter-patter.  It is the kind of day that makes me want to jump up and down. So, grab your cup of joe, and be ready to be inspired!


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Photography:  Dalmiro Quiroga 

Mother of the Bride/Groom Looks from Nordstrom Mission Viejo, California

Do you know what makes us happy? Weekends! Another fabulous weekend is here, and it is going to be a special one. It is the kind of weekend where some extra love and care is sprinkled on one very important person. Yep, we are talking about the day dedicated to mothers, (but shouldn’t EVERYDAY celebrate our lovely moms?). So, in honor of Mother’s Day we are dedicating a whole weekend to them…they deserve it! , We have asked our friends at Nordstrom Mission Viejo to inspire us with a mother of the bride/groom look for the big day. The spotlight is definitely on the bride and her groom on their wedding day, however mothers of the bride or groom also deserve some love. For all you moms out there, get ready to be swooned by all the gorgeous and lovely details Nordstrom Mission Viejo has created for you to wear for your son/daughter’s special day.

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  • Make-Up: Beauty Stylist, Sarah Zaret gives this beautiful mother a youthful yet sophisticated look. She uses a Cle de Peau Refining Foundation and concealer along with the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm to give the skin a lifted hydrated appearance.  The Black Navy Liner from Bobbi Brown both brightens and enhances the eye color.  Lips should never be a distraction or too difficult to apply, so Sarah applies the Clinique Chubby stick.  It’s a liner lipstick and gloss all in one. What a gorgeous mom!


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  • Wardrobe: Personal Stylist, Susie Grossman put together a very elegant look for this lovely mother. She dresses her in a Adrianna Papell navy colored dress.  The look is complete with Nadri Jewelry and a Whiting & Davies clutch.
Is this stunning mother ready for a wedding or what? I mean, she looks amazing! Elegant, chic, and super modern.
  • This look is one of MANY looks that Nordstrom Mission Viejo offers. They have a huge selection of gowns, accessories, and shoes for the moms. So, if you are looking for a fabulous look for your mom so she can look even more beautiful, then consider stopping by Nordstrom Mission Viejo.
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Make-up:   Beauty Stylist Sarah Zaret|949.347.2710 ext. 1096 

Wardrobe:  Selected by Personal Stylist  Susie Grossman|949.356.8241

Mother’s Day Inspired Florals

Mother’s day is just a week and a half a way! What will you delight your mom with? Since we believe this day is so special, we really wanted to jump into some pretty amazing mother’s day inspiration. We are so excited for this day, we want to give a small dose of  mom day inspiration today. What a better way to start than with some gorgeous, pretty, and beautiful florals! Flowers can make any mom smile, (any girl for that matter!), and be happy.  I mean, flowers are like art… there are colors of all kinds, various sizes, and lovely details all around. Oh and the smell of some of these blooms are just divine.  Just thinking about flowers, is making us smile even bigger. We wanted to share some of our favorite florals we have seen this year so far, and hope to inspire each and every one of you.  Enjoy the tour of flower love!

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Which flower inspires you? Spread your inspiration with mom!


All photos from Bridal Hot List. 

Mother’s Day Chocolate Bars from Michelle Haut Chocolat

It is a sweet Monday today!  When we thought our Monday could not get any better, it just did. Our friends at Michelle haut Chocolat  have delighted our inbox with something extra sweet and special. Oh, our sweet loving hearts could not be any happier. With Mother’s Day approaching, we wanted to share some lovely and delicious treats with you all.  For all the beautiful mothers out there, Michelle Haut Chocolat is offering three gorgeous and delicious crystallized flower bars. Each bar is wrapped in the most pretty way. The bars are placed in a french style black wire basket, and then wrapped in a clear cello wrap, all tied with a double satin luxurious french ribbon. So, if your mother has a sweet tooth like we do, then consider ordering one these beautiful chocolate bars for her. I think she will be very content.
So order your Mother’s Day M bar Basket by May 3rd  to ensure arrival before Mother’s Day! (which is Sunday, May 12th).
  • The Crystallized Rose M bar:  A crystallized whole rose that is hand layered into 73% pure Belgium chocolate and sprinkled with crystallized rose petals.

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  • The Crystallized Violet M bar: Two crystallized violet flowers are layered in white chocolate surrounded by beautiful crystallized violet pieces.
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  • The Crystallized Pansy Bar: The beautiful pansy is layered in 73% pure Belgium chocolate and surrounded by delicate french lavender.
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