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...]

Autumn Wedding Part II: Gowns and Accessories

Autumn's colors and glowing and vibrant, and the fall bride should be glowing and vibrant too! Winter will be here soon enough, so forget the snowy white, virginal look for now, and mix in some glorious fall color! Passionate reds, flaming yellow, mossy greens and earthy browns, sparkling with glints of gold and copper. Gold: If you want subtle color in the place of white or ivory, consider a gold toned gown... or simply add a golden sash to warm up a traditional white dress. Add antique gold … [Read more...]

Bride Accessories: Putting the “Oooh!” into Something Blue!

Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe. According to Yahoo Answers, "blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true." Quaint as … [Read more...]