Archives for March 2008

Gorgeous Jewelry for the Bride on a Budget

There are basically three options when looking for beautiful jewelry to wear with your wedding gown without breaking the bank. You can buy pretty costume jewelry at affordable prices, you can borrow real jewels from family and friends, or you can rent expensive, one-of-a-kind pieces. Whichever route you go, you are sure to sparkle! If you are buying, here a few pretty trinkets I found by browsing online. These two pieces are availible at Anna Bellagio: Sophisticated and Affordable Bridal … [Read more...]

Cast your vote! Who will win a beach wedding in Paradise?

A national competition among couples looking to win a beach wedding this summer in Naples, “Florida’s Last Paradise,” is under way. Five lucky finalists have been chosen and now it's up to you, the voting public, to chose the best contestant! Each couple has submitted a two-minute video featuring the prospective bride and groom telling their story, and the finalists have been selected for their creativity and originality. Who will win the lavish $30,000 wedding package? Cast your vote to … [Read more...]

Bride and Groom Chocolate-dipped strawberry wedding favors

Here's an idea for wedding favors that are a definite show stopper and a delicious treat all in one. These favors are pricey, but relatively easy to do yourself. Here's a tutorial to show you how it's done! … [Read more...]

Wedding cupcakes with hand-made toppers

Cute, aren't they? Try them yourself at A Cottage Affair! … [Read more...]

The Big Money Saving Wedding Gown Secret

Looking to save money on a bridal gown? Here's the ultimate money-saving tip when it comes to dresses: Don't wear one! Nudists everywhere are jumping on the nudist wedding bandwagon, and just think how much money they're saving on clothing! With 50,000 members of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), nude weddings are a natural extension of these people's way of life. Like Pamela and Lee, who wedded in the nude while 600 guests (only 12 of which were fully clothed) watched. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Wedding Dress Trends for 2008

A wedding dress, in my opinion, should be timeless, elegant, flattering, and stunningly gorgeous. That said, sometimes you find the perfect dress that also happens to be a look hot off fashion's runway. Here are today's top 5 wedding gown trends! 1. Sassy Silhouettes It's all about the "modified A-line," mermaid gowns, and dropped waists with fluted skirts. 2. Lovely Color Designers are "hue happy" right now, creating gowns with colorful trimming and sashes, flowers and … [Read more...]

Engagement and the Essence of Love

Do you think you've found "The One"? Are you thinking about getting engaged? A marriage partner is someone that you hope to spend the rest of your life with, and you don't want to make any mistakes. Being in love is a wonderful thing, but is it enough? According to Dov Heller, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, the essence of love is friendship. "LOVE IS A RELATIONSHIP IN WHICH EACH PERSON VALIDATES AND RESPECTS THE OTHER PERSON’S FEELINGS AND INDIVIDUALITY … [Read more...]

Win a Wedding in Paradise!

A national competition among couples looking to win a beach wedding this summer in Naples, “Florida’s Last Paradise,” is under way. To be entered in the contest, couples must submit a two-minute video featuring the prospective bride and groom telling their story. Entries must be sent in by March 15. Then they'll be narrowed down to the five best contestants, and the public will vote online for their favorite. The wedding package is valued at over $30,000, including a 20-guest wedding with … [Read more...]

Hair Color, height, and Bride’s Bouquet

You can find rules for just about anything. If you are a bride who wants to take all factors into account, here are the do's and don'ts about choosing your bridal bouquet based on your coloring and your height. Here you go: Blonde brides should consider blues, purples and pinks. Brunettes look good with red, orange and bronze flowers. Redheads look stunning with plenty of green foliage and small touches of colour. Darker skinned brides can opt for really vivid colours or look simply … [Read more...]