10 Exquisite Handmade Touches for your Wedding

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It's frustrating when you know just what you want but can't find it anywhere. That's when sites like Etsy are simply amazing-- you can find someone to make just about anything, just the way you want it! From gowns to veils to slippers to invitations, these talented artists and artisans  can bring your vision to life. Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding things I've found by browsing Etsy! 1. Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Jacket - Short or Capped Sleeves by GlorybyJeannieLee:  "The … [Read more...]

My Wedding: 5 Things I’d Do Over Differently

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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...]

Our Favorite Bridal Pumps!

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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 slipper.com Evelixa Peep-Toe Pumps; Price: $89.95 Nina Shoes.com Grace Sienna Bridal Shoes, $130 Bellissima Shoes Stuart Weitzman … [Read more...]

Get Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Look

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The world sat spellbound as Prince William wed his new princess Catherine Middleton (AKA Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge) and the bride's stunning dress got more than it's share of attention!  She did us all proud in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. The much-anticipated gown featured an ivory lace bodice with long sleeves and a satin skirt. We loved her choice, which was not only gorgeous, but regal, refined, and totally befitting a princess! Here's the recap, … [Read more...]

Wedding Traditions with a Twist

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Tradition is a wonderful thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at the same time! Here are some great ideas for keeping wedding customs fresh! * * * * * * * * All photos from Martha Stewart Wedding Twist on Something Old: Here's a great idea! An heirloom brooch takes on a new life when you attach it to a wide piece of ribbon and wearing it as a cuff!  (Brooch, General Whimsy) Twist on Something New: Not everything needs to be tangible. … [Read more...]

Autumn Wedding Trimmings: Sequins!

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Something about an autumn wedding makes me think about warm, vibrant colors and a little bit of sparkle. That's why I love the idea of using sequins as part of your wedding decor- they're inexpensive, easy to apply, and look charming on just about everything! sequin pump: Unbeatable Sale, hair accessory: I am Fashion, Sequin Clutch Bag: Glitzy-n-Glamorous Dresses, Shoes, & Accessories: On clothing, a little bit of sequin goes a long way! Personally, I don't think many women can pull off … [Read more...]

White, with a Splash of Color

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Although colored wedding gowns are one of today's popular bridal trends, there is something special about wearing an all-white wedding dress (by "white" I am of course including shades of white too, like cream and ivory).  But if you are thinking "white equals boring," think again! It can be anything but dull, especially when you throw in dashes of color in charming, sometimes unexpected places! Shoes Colored shoes peeping out from below are one of the easiest (and most fun) ways to add color … [Read more...]

Perfect Summer Wedding Shoes

Every girl needs a pair of fabulous shoes to complete her bridal outfit! Even if your dress allows only a small peep at your footwear, you'll feel better knowing you're perfectly clad from head to toe. Here are some beauties to get you started, priced for any budget! Designer: Over $100 The best shoes of summer 2009, from InStyle Weddings: Satin peep-toe pumps by J. Crew, $265 Silk satin pumps, Martinez Valero, $149 Satin sandals, BCBG Max Azria, $198 Deals: Under $100 … [Read more...]

Kickin’ Bridal Footwear!

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White satin pumps are great for some brides, there are many other footwear options for the imaginative bride who marches (or dances?) to her own tune! Splash of Color One wedding shoe trend that that is sure to delight everyone has brides wearing vivid colored bridal shoes underneath their wedding gowns. I love it!! Whether it's a feisty red, sunny yellow, or even your "something blue," colorful shoes will highlight your adventurous spirit. Photos from: Nathat Walker (Flickr) and … [Read more...]

Wedding footwear: Sexy AND Ethical!

Locally grown flowers, vegan meals, and wearing your grandmother's wedding gown... it's all part and parcel of the green wedding trend. But if you really want to go the full mile, tread carefully... in ethical wedding footwear, that is! If you (like me) have never heard of such a thing, it goes something like this, according to wishpot weding blog (she got her own ethical wedding shoes from Beyond Skin): As well as making gorgeous shoes coveted by the likes of Natalie Portman, Beyond Skin’s … [Read more...]