Archives for March 2009

Vintage Wedding Trends inspired by Old Hollywood

TV presenter and bride-to-be Rose Kelly is drawing wedding inspiration from Old Hollywood, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, adopting Sophia Loren as her ultimate style icon. Today's celebs are aiming to recreate 1950s diva style, as seen recently on the red carpet, and brides are eagerly following the trend. Kelly says she loves the look becuase it reflects a woman who is gorgeous and feminine, yet independent. The Dress Designer Akira Isogawa says that recreating old Hollywood is about … [Read more...]

Astoundingly Beautiful Wedding Cakes from the Cake Girls

Sister team Mary and Brenda Maher have created some of the most amazing cakes you have ever seen. You need to take a look at these edible works of art, so head on over to CakeGirls right away to feast your eyes on their gorgeous designs! Here are some of my favorite traditional designs (although with each one more awesome than the next, it's hard to pick favorites...) Looking for something nontraditional?  CakeGirls also has "luxury cakes" for that once-in-a-lifetime event, and … [Read more...]

2009 & Beyond: Wedding gown styles that are current yet classic

After researching bridal fashions worldwide, here are the top bridal fashion trends of ‘09, as reported by Limerick Post: Floral Details One of the main trends for 2009 is floral details. Almost every designer on the catwalks featured a bridal design with flowers, in all shapes and sizes, from delicate floral embroidered lace to bold Mikado rose petal skirts. “There are few things as feminine and beautiful as a flower. It is the perfect complement to bridal fashion, and a fabulous way to … [Read more...]

Is a Destination Wedding in your stars?

You're dreaming of a wedding on the beach, with the sun shining and the gulls flying overhead. Or maybe you want to wed in a medival castle atop a lush mountain. Too bad you're holed up in Vermont in the middle of a snowstorm! So what can you do to make your dream a reality? A destination wedding may provide the answer, but there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration before deciding to whisk your loved ones away to an exotic destination. discusses the … [Read more...]

7 Sites for Incredible DIY Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations are the prelude to the happiest day of your life, setting the stage for the wedding itself. It shows up your loved one's mailboxes, announcing the significant change that is occuring in your life, and also honors your guests by telling them you want them to share in your celebration.  You'll want your invitation to reflect your personality and style, and there are a number of DIY (do-it-yourself) websites that can assist you in creating the perfect invitation. For some, … [Read more...]

Mori Lee Bridesmaids: from sassy prints to simple elegance

Designer Mori Lee has lots of solid-colored bridesmaids gowns, but I particularly like her printed, floor-length gowns. Hollywood glamor, sexy styles, and sleek fabrics make these dresses perfect for the trendsetting bride, who wants her bridal party to sand out from the crowd. Although some of these gowns are marketed as prom dresses, there's no reason to let that prevent you from using them as bridesmaids gowns! If you love animal print, or plan on a Safari-styled wedding, dress your … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect Wedding with straps, hems, veils in place!

I recently saw an adorable first dance video that someone had posted to YouTube. But I could barely concentrate on the dance moves because I was so worried that the brides strapless dress was going to malfunction at any moment. The poor girl kept tugging and readjusting all throughout the dance, and I'm sure everyone breathed a sigh of relief when she made it through without flashing anyone. Don't let that be you! Be prepared for any wardrobe disaster! Keep the bride and bridal party … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning Priorities: Part 2

In our last post we talked about making a list of wedding planning priorities, and using this list to create a wedding budget. But now let's get real about what is really important on that list of priorities. Let's say you've always dreamed of getting married in New York City. But if you can save yourself $10,000 by getting married in your hometown, is the NYC wedding so important after all? If it is, go for it! But when you think of all the other things you can do with $10,000, getting married … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning Priorities: Part 1

You can plan the wedding of your dreams, even if you don't have unlimited funds (most of us don't), but you have to decide what is most important to you and your honey.  Is it a 5 star menu or a certain reception site? Maybe the season or even the music? Flowers and photography? What you need to do first is create a list, and put it in prioritized order.  This will lay the groundwork for every single decision you will have to make about your wedding.  Refer to this list to determine how your … [Read more...]

Wedding Day Beauty: 4 Cosmetic Procedures that are worth the cost

Do you have sun-damaged or sallow skin, acne scars, facial hair, or rosacia? Do you want a glowing complexion, fuller lips, even skin tone?  What can you do to look your best for the big day? investigated the cost--in money, time, and discomfort--of four common cosmetic procedure beauty investments to find the "real deals."   No beauty treatment, not even a $20,000 face-lift, lasts a lifetime. But there are some cosmetic procedures that can help you look your best for your … [Read more...]