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Attire & Style : Bridesmaids Dresses

Tips For Throwing A Rustic Wedding!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:00am

You want a wedding that feels warm and comfortable but also stylish and classy. Natural, yet beautifully detailed. Personal but with a nod to tradition. And, of course, downright fun. Chances are a “rustic chic” theme would be a great fit for your fête. The Definition Leslie Lukas of Montana-based Leslie Lukas Weddings & Events defines the rustic chic aesthetic as a casually elegant and ecle…


Attire & Style : Gowns

So You Need To Alter Your Dress…

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:00am

What You Might Need Seamstress Kim Trickey, owner of Sewing Solutions at the Bridal Loft in Portland, Ore., says the most common alteration requests she sees are shortening or hemming a dress, taking in the sides and adding a bustle. However, she’s also been asked to add length to a gown, create a bottom that can come off to leave a shorter reception version of the dress, and add a capelet. Vin…


Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

How To Wear The Best Floral Crown

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:00am

When Natalie Portman wore a fresh floral garland atop her tresses for her 2012 wedding, the look was seemingly an homage to both wood nymphs and Audrey Hepburn – ethereal and chic. Whether you want to add a touch of nature – outdoor wedding, anyone? – or simply add some celeb-inspired glamour, you can make this flower accessory work your own with these expert tips. Renaissance Faire Redo So…


Attire & Style : Cosmetic Alterations

Quick Beauty Tips!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 05, 2014 at 5:00am

Your big-day hair and makeup are important, of course, but don’t forget about the other beauty services available in the months, weeks and days leading up to the main event. Follow this timeline for quick pre-wedding beauty treatments. 3 to 6 Months Out Plagued by pimples? Talk to your dermatologist ASAP about topical retinoids to help shrink pores and prevent acne, says Dr. Sandy Johnson, of J…


Attire & Style : Gowns

Dressing For Wedding Day Comfort

article by Metro | posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding attire is known more for style than comfort. Formal wear, high heels and the various trappings of wedding day wardrobes do not always equate to a day of comfort. While dressing up will never be the same as slipping into a well-worn pair of jeans, there are ways for brides, grooms and guests to be comfortable on the big day. * Dress for the weather. It’s tempting to put appearances before…


Jewelry : Wedding Jewelry

The Something Blue Jewelry Look

article by Metro | posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:00am

As weddings become more and more personalized to the bride’s own tastes, blue and other colors have been making their way into the bridal picture, both in decor and in jewelry. “In addition to our wide selection of pearl and crystal jewelry for brides, we have seen increased interest in sapphire and other colors like topaz for brides,” according to Jill Maier, Vice President of Design at CAROLEE.…


Attire & Style : Gowns

10 Tips To Find The Perfect Dress

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:00am

The process of trying on multiple wedding dresses in the quest of “The One” can be, well, incredibly trying. To ensure your appointments are smooth sailing, check out these 10 practical pointers from wedding gown designer Elizabeth Dye, who owns the Portland, Ore.-based bridal boutique The English Dept. 1. Saturdays are by far the busiest day at any shop, thus you’ll have the most time to…


Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Spa-Worthy Secrets For Your Big Day!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:00am

With all the attention paid to hair, makeup and, of course, gowns, it’s easy to forget that hands and feet also play an important part in your big day – you walk down the aisle, a ring is placed on your finger and then you dance the night away. Here’s how to ensure that your manicure/pedicure live happily ever after – or at least look picture-perfect all day. Proper Prep The myth is that…


Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

Finding The Right Shoes

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:00am

To avoid a wedding footwear fiasco, not only should you select shoes that are comfortable and easy to maneuver in, you’ll want to settle on a pair that suits both your dress and the tone of your wedding. Here the experts weigh in on how to ensure your Big-Day kicks are the best fit for you. Always Consider Comfort Whether you’re a 2-inch-heel girl or a 4-inch-heel girl, know your limits, say…


Attire & Style : Gowns

Destination Wedding Dress Shopping

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:00am

Trying to figure out what wedding gown would work best for your party in paradise? Think “simple elegance,” advises Tessa Woolf, editor of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine. “Sleek A-line and sheath dresses in full-length or cocktail-length styles and strapless or one-shoulder styles are particularly fetching for faraway fetes,” she says. “And don’t be afraid to show-off so…


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