Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Reception Flowers

If you’re not the matchy-matchy type, choose eclectic arrangements of mismatched centerpieces all with blooms and colors within the same family. It will give a relaxed, organic look to your reception tables.
Thanks to for the idea! Happy Planning!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Keep the Grease Away on the Big Day!

Keep your wedding day glow from looking greasy by applying translucent powder lightly under your eyes and on your nose, chin and forehead. You can also bring along the rice paper sheets that absorb the oil without adding makeup or heaviness. Happy Planning!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Share the Flower Love

When having a party/event consider sharing your love of flowers with your guests; chances are they love flowers too!

Turn a large arrangement - like these 24 roses - into smaller bouquets for your guests to take. If done with the right anount of flowers you can have great arrangements and double them as favors.

Bundle mini bouquests and bring them together for a large and quite beautiful centerpiece. {Bundle the minis with wire and you can wrap with ribbon for a finished look.} I love the look of the same flower in masses!

Thanks to One Charming Party for the idea and the beautiful image of these roses - who wouldn't love to look at these?!

Happy Planning!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nail Tip

Polish your nails in a color close to your own skin tone for a fresh alternative to a French manicure. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rising temperatures often mean raised hemlines

From ballerina-inspired tulle to nature-girl hemp, asymmetrical and modern to swingy, 1950s-style, and sweet, there's never been a wider diversity of short wedding dress styles on the market. We're seeing barely-there minis, tea-length frocks, and pencil-skirted knee-length numbers, depending on how much leg you'd like to show, and a variety of necklines, too.

Short dresses were once relegated to "second dress" status, worn only at receptions or rehearsal dinners, but now we're seeing brides embrace the style, wearing these little numbers for the whole shebang and usually at more informal affairs in backyards or at restaurants, but the more bejeweled dresses can work for ritzier events. Click here to see more from
Happy Planning!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Win a Gown!

Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner is giving one lucky bride the chance to win her dream dress from the Mori Lee Bridal, Blu, or Voyage collection.

The Collections of 2010 have been created with soft, sensuous fabrics accented with rosettes and ruffles for a feeling of romance. Contoured silhouettes and billowy ball gowns are detailed with intricate beading and embroidery to allow your unique spirit to shine on the most important day of your life.

CLICK HERE for your chance to WIN!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Have You Found Your Sole Mate?

SoleMates are not exactly new to the market, but if you’re unfamiliar with their awesomeness, let me fill you in…

This is how they work: by increasing the surface area on the base of the heel, the high heel protectors reduce the pressure on this area and prevent the heels from sinking into the grass or falling into cracks. The patented design of this heel saver is mechanically engineered to fit snuggly on most high heels to protect heels, prevent damage, and preserve shoes. You KNOW you’ve been there before… singing into the ground… looking like an idiot when you walk. These SoleMates really do work and they make you feel more confident when you’re walking around outdoors.

Check out their site for purchase details!  Thanks to weddingistas for the info and Happy Planning!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blushing Brides

For a glow that stays incandescent all day, try layering your blush. If you've already applied liquid or cream foundation, start with a cream blush, dusting it with translucent powder, then brush on a powder blush. Thanks to for the here's my suggestion from living with aesthetician....don't depend on make-up for your big day look....take care of your skin on-going and your makeup application will go on smoother and your healthy glow will shine through. Do these simple steps:

1. Cleanse and exfoliate (the amount of times you exfoliate your skin per week will depend on your skin type and type of products you are using. Seek some guidance from a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist.)

2. Moisturize....daily - both morning and evening. Suggestion - use oil free even if you don't have oily skin. Most skin needs moisture not oil. Also, part of keeping your skin hydrated is drinking plenty of water and try to limit the caffeine (that's a tough one for me!)

3. Protect. Use SPF 30 to SPF 45 daily - all year round. I am not going to say don't tan, but do it without burning. When your skin color gets darker, it's damage any way you cut the cake; but I know brides like to have "color" on their wedding day. After working in a medical spa I have seen women in their 40's trying to erase the damage the sun has done to their skin - and pay a ton for it! The sun ages you plus increases your risk of skin cancer, so tan smartly!

Extra Info:
1. Facials - they are a ton of different kinds. If you can indulge in one once a month leading up to your wedding.
2. Avoid any treatments/facials, waxing too close to your wedding day. A week - 3 days the closest....this will ensure you are not too red.
3. A massage a few days before for relaxation!
4. Exercise- you may already have a regime, but if not; at least walk daily for 30 mins. Getting your heart pumping will increase oxygen and blood flow, making your skin glow!
5. Your groom can apply these same principles- he'll have great skin too!
Happy Planning and Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The "New" Shape of Wedding Flowers

The round, hand-tied mound of flowers has become omnipresent at weddings. Here are some bouquet shapes that are equally lovely, but far less predictable. I feel several years ago these shapes were used and they are making a come-back in efforts of doing something more "organic" looking and changing "traditional" up a bit. Remember old things usually become new again! Thanks to for the images. Happy Planning!
Have a great day!