Weddings & Kids: All you need to know!

I've been to many weddings, my own included, where kids were welcome guests who were expected to pretty much do their own thing and enjoy the wedding like everyone else. No separate children's room, no special activities, no kiddie meals. The kids sat with the parents and ate adult fare (most kids are fine with a roll, some chicken or fish, a vegetable-- although they usually eat a lot less than adults). When they got too tired to participate any longer (in any positive way, at least!) they were … [Read more...]

Never Too Old to Marry!

Have you seen this sweet video yet? If not, take two minutes to watch it; I bet it will warm your heart just a little bit! You're never too old to love again! … [Read more...]

Brides in Glasses: Yay or Nay?

If you are a gal who wears glasses, the big wedding debate (at least as far as your mom or grandma may be concerned) is whether or not it's OK to keep your glasses on! But that is a wholly personal choice, and mainly depends on how comfortable and pretty you feel in your specs. Of course, we already know your glasses don't take away from your beauty or womanliness. In fact, some may regard them as a necessary fashion accessory. If you love your glasses and don't feel like "you" without them, … [Read more...]

Decor for a Very Merry Wedding

'Tis the season to celebrate, and a wedding at holiday time is double the joy! Plus, a holiday-time wedding may have the advantage of having family and friends already at home, ready to party! Keep the holiday cheer going by decorating your wedding venue in traditional holiday style. Here are some beautiful ideas! Photo: Sara Gray & Novia Events via Style Me Pretty via Storkie The Knot: Rose and berry bouquet. Martha Stewart weddings: In this holiday-time wedding, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Clever Guestbooks You’ll Want to Read and Re-read

Not everyone comes up with witty, thoughtful, or earth-shattering sentiments to inscribe in an ordinary guest book. Leave it to Martha to come up with this clever alternative: Each dinner table bears a blank book with a question on the cover, such as "What is your favorite memory of us?" or "What should we name our kids?" Plus, each guest finds a pen and a ribbon, reading "Don't forget to sign the booklet," atop the napkin. This is a great conversation-starter for guests, and assigned … [Read more...]

Calming Wedding Morning Breakfast

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- but did you know that eating certain foods can actually help you relax? Unless you are just too jittery to eat, or have the Jewish custom to fast on your wedding day, you can treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a simple brunch that will keep everyone calm, cool, and well-fed. * * * * With this in mind, a perfect wedding day breakfast would include some of the following good-for-you foods: Blueberries … [Read more...]

Summer Desserts: Creative, Refreshing, and Delicious!

When it comes to dessert, does it really get any better than cake and ice cream? Or cake and ices? Or cake and sorbet? At a summer wedding, there are lots of creative ways to serve sweet and refreshing desserts. These creations are as pretty as they are delicious... I'm feeling a sugar craving come on just looking at all these lovey pictures! All photos and recipes from Martha Stewart Weddings. Meringue-Heart Ice Cream Sandwiches: Aren't they just sweet, adorable, and elegant all at the … [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...]