Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012


Happy Friday boys and girls! 

How absolutely darling is this save-the-date?! I love everything from the personalization to the color palette. 

I would love to get this darling save-the-date in the mail!

What are your plans for this weekend...have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?! 

I definitely have not...I suppose that I should do that. :)  

Until next time, xo.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Royal Bun Part Two

Happy Monday lovelies!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard that Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their first bundle of joy.

Designers all over the world are clamoring to clothe the now pregnant princess and the future baby! After extensive research (aka checking out Pinterest), here are C&D's picks for the royal tot.

How sweet are these little rain boots? Puddles don't stand a chance!

A cute scarf for an equally cute toddler.

I seriously can't get over how darling this is...

Audrey Hepburn certainly has some competition from this chic little princess.

A young and precious fashionista.

A cold, English chill will certainly be blocked by these cozy pint-sized garments!

A trendy yet classic look.

A perfectly formal hoodie for a tiny prince.

This little surfer was just too cute to not include in today's post.

A wonderfully precious look for winter.

Are you dying for a particular designer to dress the royal family? We would love to see what Ralph Lauren would create! 

Until next time, xo.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Royal Bun

Happy Monday darlings!

Guess what?! It was officially announced that Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting a baby! Not only will this little bundle of joy be stunning but they will also be phenomenally chic the moment they decide to grace the world...just look at how fashionable their parents are!

As you know, I am absolutely in love with the Duchess of Cambridge's style and can't wait to see her maternity garb! In honor of the royal bun, I decided to find some uber cute maternity looks fit for a princess.

A super bold look for a super bold mommy.

I absolutely love this sweater and it can be worn post-baby as well!

Every momma needs a winter jacket and this classic cut is perfect!

I just adore every single thing about this ensemble!

A sweet look for the office.

A funky look for the fashion-forward mom!

A bold belt is a fun way to draw attention to your growing belly.

The perfect look for a pre-baby shopping day with the girls.

What are your thoughts on the future addition to the royal family?! As always, I can't wait to hear!

Until next time, xo.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dashing Through the Snow.

Oh thank goodness....we have made it to another Friday AND December starts tomorrow!

If you happen to be on the East Coast, you should have been treated to a light dusting of snow earlier this week, which was just so lovely.

Those beautiful flurries inspired me to share this astonishing photo with you and I hope that you find it just as beautiful as I do.

This is seriously one of the most beautiful photos of a bride that I have ever seen...
Until next time, stay bundled! xo.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Hi lovelies! 

You know, I really like to consider myself an expert at a few things and one of those things is eating sweets. Chocolate eclairs, red velvet cake, peanut butter name it, I like it...along with this extreme level of talent comes the ability to spot a winning confection.

Today ladies and gents, I bring you wedding cakes that look good enough to eat! 

Gosh, who doesn't love a great cupcake?! These look amazing.

I love this sweet cake display!

Ahh! How fun is this cake?!

So classically beautiful.

This vintage cake is absolutely darling.

If it were socially acceptable, I would definitely eat this whole thing by myself.

Which cake is your favorite?! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Until next time, xo.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Confetti Packets.

Happy Monday loves! This is the start to an amazing week because we can now all officially listen to Christmas music without shame...I am so excited! I heard Dominik the Christmas Donkey the other day and nearly burst with joy.

Any are my absolute favorite 'pins' of the week. I just know that you will adore them as much as I do and hopefully they will make you hate your Monday just a little bit less. :)

How fun are these?! Confetti packets attached to your wedding programs...genius.

Such a sweet yet simple photo for your home.

A totally epic cake smashing moment.

These would be so beautiful for a winter wedding and charcoal + gold is a phenomenal color palette!

Hysterical. Let's be real...we have all been to ceremonies where these would have come in handy.

I came across this photo while searching for sharable pins and thought it was way to cute to keep to myself!

Until next time, xo.

P.S. - How was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully you ate just as much as I did...which for the record was a whole lot. :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Petite Gilded Pumpkins.

Wahoo! Guess what?! This wonderful post that you are currently feasting your eyeballs on is our 100th entry. We couldn't be more excited about achieving this milestone and want to thank all of you for reading Life is Beauty Full so that we can continue to do what we love! :) 

-The Cocroft & Delbridge Team

In other news...Thanksgiving is THIS week! I can't even begin to believe how quickly 2012 has flown by, it is just incredible. I hope that you are starting to get excited for time with family, stuffing, turkey, and pie. While I adore this holiday, it can often be the inspiration for some pretty heinous weddings. From plastic cornucopias to faux turkeys...the nightmare just doesn't end.

As unbelievable as it sounds, a Thanksgiving themed wedding can be done spectacularly. The trick is to provide subtle hints of the season as opposed to featuring Pilgrim figurines on your table. One of my favorite ways to subtly guide your guests to your theme is through the use of color. An incredible color palette for this time of year is a combination of burnt oranges, glittery golds, creamy ivory, and a rich navy blue.

I love the warm and inviting feel of this table setting featured in Lonny Magazine. The orange, gold, and organic details immerse your guests in the season while the navy adds just a touch of sophistication. It is pure perfection. 

Utter Elegance.

How cute are these petite gilded pumpkins?!

These taper candles create a stunning display!

What are your personal favorite color combinations for this time of year? As always, your comments and thoughts are fantastically appreciated...I just love hearing your opinions!

Until next time, I will be up to my elbows in flour baking pies! Have a great day, xo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Too Soon?

Dearest readers, I am so wildly distraught that I can barely type.

I don't know about you and your better half...but my husband and I are in the midst of a rather intense battle...this issue has divided us for years and always pops up during this transitional season.

I can't take his wrong opinion any longer.

So, we simply need an outside opinion to solve this utterly vital issue.

Drumroll please.........

Is it too soon for stores to be putting up Christmas decorations?!

This sweater is so glorious...I can barely handle it.

I think that it is never too soon for jolliness and who doesn't love an ugly Christmas sweater?! In my opinion, why wait for such an amazing holiday?

Hahaha...who knew turkeys could be so funny?!

My darling husband thinks (falsely, I might add) that Christmas items need to be hidden until after Thanksgiving and refuses to partake in any holiday cheer until then. 

What do you think about this awkward time of year? 

Ready....set...share your thoughts! 

Until next time, you can find me putting up tinsel in hidden nooks of our home, xo.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Really Big Salute.

Happy Monday darlings! 

Today, we are celebrating the amazing heroes in our nation who have or are currently serving in the military...without their constant bravery we would not be the fabulous country we are today. So be sure to thank all of the veterans in your life, your appreciation will certainly bring a smile to their face!

There are so many things to love in this vintage military engagement shoot...

I just fell in love with the simple beauty of this wedding day portrait.

This is such a unique and pretty shot...


A dreamy military wedding that you should definitely check out!

Gosh, there is just something about a man in uniform. :) 

Until next time, xo.