Do-It-Yourself Manicure for Brides

Hands are a main attraction at your wedding, when everyone will be looking at your bouquet and wedding ring. In order to ensure that your nails will be in perfect shape, start taking care of them months before the wedding. You don’t want your nails to be too short, broken, or chipped! Image from crave online. Weekly manicure can do wonders for your nails and cuticles. Professional manicures are a treat, but can be expensive if done on regular basis. Home manicures … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Questions for the Caterer

When your guests arrive at your wedding, they are, of course, there to share in your happiness... but they'll probably be hungry, too! Having five star cuisine is one way to keep your guests in a good mood, but hiring a caterer goes beyond that. What are some important things to know before you hire a wedding caterer? photo from MLive You will need to meet with a potential caterer during the event-planning process.  He or she will help to make your big day a … [Read more...]

Bachelor Party Super Adventures!

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Roping steer on horseback, scuba diving, golfing, fishing, biking, gourmet food, breathtaking scenery... If a night at the strip club just doesn't cut it, turn your bachelor party into the adventure of a lifetime that no one will ever forget! Here are just a few ideas to whet your manly appetite! Cattle Wrangling in the open range, like the old-time cowboys? ATV'ing through the rich mountains of southern West Virginia?  Whitewater river rafting through the historic mining valley of Idaho … [Read more...]

Wedding Themes are Essential!

In today's wedding planning world, there are no rules. Brides and grooms are encouraged to think out of the box and follow their hearts. But, according to the experts, it makes planning a wedding so much simpler if you do pick a wedding theme. It's easier to coordinate your invitations, decorations, favors, flowers, dresses, menu and everything else when it revolves around a theme. Wedding planner and designer Terrica Skaggs, in Ten Secrets to Planning a Successful Wedding Your … [Read more...]

Let’s Elope!

Elope! advises Let's Run Off... it's the affordable alternative!  "Create a beautiful, intimate day free of stress and high-cost. It's your day, claim it!" If you're thinking of running off and getting married, Let's Run Off has planning ideas, dream destinations, and lots of true elopement stories! Here are 2 quick stories from May's Elopement Wedding Bulletin: Elope with Gusto (Gusto who?? Just kidding...) Story #1: I have a friend who eloped to Spain, got married in a cathedral with an … [Read more...]

Bridal Makeup for Spring: Lips bright, eyes light!

The sun is shining, flowers and blooming, and rejuvination is in the air! Spring's fashion trends are bright with color, and the shades are echoed in makeup too this season. Bright purple eyeshadow and bold fuchsia lips are prominent on the catwalks and on celebrities.  But is it possible to work this eye-catching trend into bridal makeup? Well, I won't say anything against blue eyeshadow, in case that's your color of choice, but on your wedding day, colorful eye makeup will make your photos … [Read more...]

Tribute to your Mom

I think most people will agree that Mothers don't the the appreciation they deserve. Walter Kaner's Mother's Day Tribute is called "Wish She Were Here" and is a poignant reminder not to take Mom for granted, a reminder to express our love and gratitude to the one who gave us life, to say "thank you" while she's still around... because one day, she'll be gone. On Mother's Day, we have a unique opportunity to express our love and appreciation for this special woman. You wedding day-- which will … [Read more...]

Beach hair for Outdoor Weddings

Now that the weather is warming up, everyone wants to move the party outside! If you are a spring or summer bride, you can forget about sleek, sculpted hairdos, and let your hair just go with the flow. All photos are from Brides.com. Check out their wedding hair style gallery for hundreds of gorgeous styles! Letting it loose! For the look on the left, a curling iron and water-free hairspray are all that were needed to set and finish the bride's lush locks. In the photo on the right, Brides.com … [Read more...]

Turn your Event into a Wine Tasting Party!

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Looking for fresh, hip party inspiration for your bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, or even your wedding? A customized wine tasting party will be fun and memorable! Swirl Events (found via ritzy bee blog) offers a full-service solution-- you be hosting a rocking party without having to lift a finger! "A Swirl wine tasting includes everything from hand-selected wines to paired cheeses and chocolates to an enthusiastic and savvy Swirl expert who will guide you and your guests through … [Read more...]