10 Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Now that the winter months are here, you don't have the same worries about how to wear your hair as a summer bride. You can let your hair down-- even add extensions-- without worrying that your long hair will make you hot, or that the locks around your face will get sticky and sweaty. There's nothing worse than frizzy, straggly hair! But in the cooler months, you can be sure that straight hair will stay smooth, curls will stay sleek, and the longer and heavier your hair, the better! Here are … [Read more...]

Save Big on Couture Bridal Gowns & Accessories!

We just discovered a fantastic site via Style Me Pretty where you can purchase  new and sample couture bridal gowns from the most well-known designers in the world at very reduced prices!  Your Dream Dress has gowns from designers such as Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Valentino and many others. In addition to bridal gowns, you can find separates, shrugs, veils, headpieces, jewelry, sashes, and shoes.  Of course the best part of … [Read more...]

Resources for Creating your own Wedding Cake

With the price of wedding cakes these days it's no wonder some gals want to bake and decorate their own confections!  Besides I'm sure it's fun for those talented bakers out there to try something so spectacular! Of course, the internet is a great place to start searching for ideas, recipes, decorating tips, and more. Here are some great resources to check out! * feature image: Cakes you can bake * Wilton has lots of amazing wedding cake designs, with step-by-step instructions, plus … [Read more...]

40 Fabulous Bridesmaid’s Dresses for Fall 2012

  Not that we want the maids to outshine the bride... but the bridesmaid's gowns this season are just incredible!  We've browsed the newest collections (thanks, Martha!) and have picked some of favorites to show you... it was difficult to stick to just forty! Some are long, some are short, some are tailored and some are flowing, and they are all colors of the rainbow-- even a few patterned and two-toned, but what we love is that they all have clean, simple lines and beautiful, … [Read more...]

Hot off the Runways: Our Favorite Fall 2012 Wedding Gowns!

What will it be this season? Bold and sultry, a dash of color, understated, sophisticated, whimsical or traditional...? We've got them all, and you're sure to find a gown from these collections that you're wild about! Wedding dress designers are debuting their newest looks for Fall 2012, and Martha Stewart offers us a sneak peak at these lovely creations. Here are our absolute favorites! I am really digging Vera Wang's line, all sultry beige and black tulle, these gowns are beautifully … [Read more...]

Metallic Wedding Palette

For autumn, there's something special about sparkling metallics blended with deep colors, warm fabrics, and firelight! Incorporate these rich tones into your bridal wear (shoes, sash, dress, jewelry) or your bridal decor (centerpieces, flowers, food, wall hangings)... Here are some of our favorite finds to brighten your wedding decor! * * * * Gold table setting ideas: Elizabeth Ann Designs Gold Torrent Drops: Anthropologie $48 Golden vessels bearing silver number … [Read more...]

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

When you are engaged to the love of your life, prenup might seem like a dirty word that no one wants to be the first to say. Unfortunately, with one in three marriages ending in divorce (one in two for second or third marriages), having a prenuptial agreement might be a smart move. Or at least, your parents might think it is! What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people about to marry that spells out how assets will be distributed in … [Read more...]

DIY Projects for Fall Weddings

Crafty brides and brides on budgets will love these lovely yet surprisingly simple ways to dress up your wedding. Follow the instructions or just use the ideas as a springboard for your own creativity. Sometimes it's the small things that make a big impact! * * * All photos and ideas from Martha Stewart Weddings. * * * Escort-Card Posies: All you need are fabric flowers, map pins, and glue to bring your seating assignments into bloom. Would look great with little … [Read more...]

Using Pumpkins for Fall Centerpieces

When I hear pumpkin in a decorating sense, the first thing I think of is a grinning jack-o-lantern, which is probably not the Big Day look you're going for. So I was pleased to see that there are lots of  charming ways to incorporate this quintessential fall fruit into your wedding decor, and none are the least bit spooky! photo from Better Homes and Gardens Pumpkin Vases The most common usage would be hollowing out your pumpkins to make vases. The orangy tones blend well with autumn … [Read more...]

One-of-a-Kind, Personalized Favors & Gifts

Are you looking for unique, personalized wedding favors, gifts or accessories for your wedding or bridal shower?  No matter what your theme or color scheme, American Bridal offers personalized products with the design, colors and themes you're looking for. Impress your guests and your fiance-- the prices are just as appealing as the great selection! I love these adorable candy jars, which you can fill with candy of course, or anything else... paperclips for an office theme, tea leaves for an … [Read more...]