Bridal Crown: Wreathed in Flowers

I absolutely love the idea of using fresh or fake flowers to create a crown, it's such an earthy yet ethereal look! Almost like the bride is some lovely, not-quite-human creature of the forest... * feature image: Gardens of Whimsy bridal hair accessories via Wedding Dresses. * This photo collage is from Brooklyn Bride via Tram  Click through for individual photo credits.   Although this look is most suited for a summer wedding, you can adapt it to any … [Read more...]

2011 Bridal Trend: Braided Hairstyles

There's something about braided hair that is unabashedly feminine.  And they're versatile-- you can wear them long and loose in a bohemian style, or sleek and sculpted for a more sophisticated look. Plus, all you need are your fingers-- no heat or special tools-- to achieve the perfect look. Besides, braids are one of today's hottest bridal trends, so you'll be chic, stylish and beautiful on your big day! feature image: The Knot Ballerina Twist: The ballerina twist up-do is a soft and … [Read more...]

Luscious Summer Wedding Color: Strawberry!

For stunning wedding gown accents, bridal party palette, and luscious wedding decor, nothing says summer better than mouth-watering strawberry hues. Hot pinks, crimson, and corals are in the spotlight today, and here are some gorgeous ideas to get you in the mood! * * * Red invitations with gold calligraphy, via The Knot. Red, floor-length dress, $280, Lazaro. For your bridesmaids... or the daring bride! (via Crystal vases topped with red, silk … [Read more...]

Summer Wedding: Beat the Heat

The beauty of a summer wedding is that you can spend the whole glorious day outdoors, if you choose, from the photo shoot to the ceremony to the dancing. The heat, however, might pose a bit of a beauty hazard, unless you take steps to keep your bridal style cool and comfortable. * * Hair A hair style that keeps your hair off your neck and out of your face might be the best option. It's also very flattering to the face and neck. To keep hair sleek and avoid frizz, use a smoothing serum to … [Read more...]

Eat your Way to Gorgeous, Healthy Skin, Hair, Nails!

Getting gorgeous for your wedding means more than just what makeup you wear or how you do your  hair. The foundation of  beauty is good health, and that requires as much attention to what you put IN your body, as what you put ON it! Here are some important nutritional guidelines from Martha Stewart Wedding on how to achieve that inner glow, signalling true beauty! Antioxidants Glowing Skin! Antioxidants keep your skin healthy by blocking out cell-damaging free radicals from pollution and UV … [Read more...]

My Wedding: 5 Things I’d Do Over Differently

My wedding was definitely the best day of my life. (This was one-upped after I gave birth for the first time, but at the time, things couldn't have been better.)  A perfect golden California day. A glorious dress with my mother's breathtaking lace veil. Surrounded by all the people I loved most. Marrying the guy of my dreams. How could it have gotten better? Oh, it could have, but just a teeny-tiny bit, and just in the small details! I was a very laid back bride and pretty much said "OK!" to … [Read more...]

Short Wedding Dresses for Summer 2011

I admit:  I don't totally get the short wedding dress trend. Getting married is just about the only time you'll ever have the chance to wear a long, gorgeous, poofy dress... with a train... and a veil down to your toes... why would you want to give that up?! I do understand that not everyone agrees with me. Obviously not everyone agrees with me, because there are quite a lot of short dresses making it onto the runways today! And some, I admit, are pretty darling.  So if you're got a beach … [Read more...]

Wedding Makeup Beauty Awards

If you're like me, you began your foray into the mysterious world of beauty products by sampling the stuff your mom wore. To this day, we use the same moisturizers and makeup brands. Being a creature of habit, I usually buy the same thing again when I need a refill. And there are some women who are so comfortable and confident with what they have that, like Princess Kate, they will even do their own makeup, using their own products, on their wedding day. For the big day, do you plan to stick … [Read more...]

Candy Colors for Summer Weddings

Black will never go out of style, but it's hard to be dark and somber in the middle of the sun-shiny summer! So instead of pairing bright colors with black, navy, or burgundy, try bright candy colors like tangerine, lime, and yellow paired with white or another light-colored neutral. * feature image: bridesmaids and candy * A white gown is the perfect summer choice, but add pizzaz with an eye-catching sash (David's Bridal): But, don't let your dress steal the show! Even your … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Bridal Pumps!

Gotta have the perfect wedding shoes? Here are ten of our favorite pumps, from super glamorous styles (with super price tags) to demure, ladylike looks (with medium range price tags) and a few beauties with teeny-tiny price tags you won't believe! feature image: Flickr Paris Hilton Bonita Ivory Wedding Shoes;  $84.00 my glas Evelixa Peep-Toe Pumps; Price: $89.95 Nina Grace Sienna Bridal Shoes, $130 Bellissima Shoes Stuart Weitzman … [Read more...]