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Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Hair Color With Flair

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 02, 2015 at 5:00am

The hairstyle you decide on is every bit as important as your gown when it comes to creating a gorgeous and complete wedding look. The color of your locks can play a key role in that. If you’re interested in dying your hair, adding highlights, or simply maintaining already color-treated hair, meet with your stylist at least three months in advance. This will give you time to formulate an action…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Curly Hair Style Ideas

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:00am

Just like delicate wedding-day flowers, curly hair takes some care to look its best on the wedding day. Instead of using harsh chemicals or time-consuming appliances to straighten your curly locks for a look that isn’t the real you, Gina Ludwig, owner of, which offers hair and beauty products and services, advises working with your natural waves. Like any bride, your only…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

How To Rock A Floral Crown

article by Cathy Cassata, CTW | posted on February 18, 2015 at 5:00am

If a veil isn’t your thing, maybe adding some floral flare to your hair is the answer. “There are lots of different styles for crowns,” says floral designer Jennifer Morris in Leesburg, Virginia. She defines a few below. Tahitian Large flowers that present a tropical look. Rustic/Bohemian Natural looking with greenery and small flowers or flowers placed throughout hair. Antique Bejeweled…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

Marsala: A Touch of Richness

article by Carley Lintz, CTW | posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00am

Meet Marsala – the robust red hue with earthy brown and rich burgundy undertones – Pantone’s color of the year for 2015. Like its wine namesake, Marsala is a hearty and fulfilling color that provides people with a sense of confidence and stability, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “In a world like the one we’re living in people obviou…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

How to Accessorize Your Gown’s Neckline

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 06, 2015 at 5:00am

Pair this beloved bridal neckline with a statement collar necklace and either stud earrings or none at all, says Rachel Leonard, fashion director for Brides magazine. “Another option is to wear statement earrings and not the necklace. Be careful that the proportion of the earrings works with the shape of your face – chandelier earrings often work best versus those that are long and narrow. Wit…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Streamlining Your Silhouette

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 14, 2015 at 5:00am

While the notion of wearing lovely little things beneath your wedding gown is, well, lovely, chances are this once-in-a-lifetime dress is going to require pieces that emphasize practical over pretty. Enter shapewear: undergarments that help hide any wayward bumps, bulges and panty lines. Of course, your needs will vary depending on your body type and the style and fabric of your dress, but here’…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Bridal Support System

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 12, 2015 at 5:00am

It may not be the most elegant topic, but let’s face it – every bride wants her bra to contribute to a flawless silhouette on her wedding day, and none want a Janet Jackson-style “wardrobe malfunction.” Find the perfect pairing for your dress with these insider tips. For a Strapless Gown The obvious go-to is a killer strapless bra. Get fitted by an expert in the lingerie department, and t…

Attire & Style : Gowns

WNY Couple Appear On “Say Yes To The Dress!”

article by Toni Ruberto, Buffalo News Gusto Editor | posted on December 31, 2014 at 5:00am

Zabrina Reich of Williamsville is having a year she will never forget. In January, she became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Frankie Jacobi. Later that month, she was admitted to the New York State Bar. And on the last day of 2014, she will cap off the year by saying “I do” in a ceremony at the Karpeles Manuscript Library before her friends and family. And, oh by the way, she shopped for…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

The Bridal Emergency Kit

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:00am

You’ve scoured everything from Etsy to your town’s boutiques for the perfect little clutch to complement your big-day attire. But now that you have this handy accessory, what exactly are you supposed to put in it? Practical contents might include your cell phone, ID, credit card, lipstick or gloss, breath mints, hand sanitizer, a couple cute Band-Aids, and tissues for mopping up tears before…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

The Simple Bridal Beauty Plan

article by Marilyn Kennedy Melia | posted on December 15, 2014 at 5:00am

“You look beautiful!” Certainly, that’s one of the most common utterances of wedding guests. So common, in fact, it seems as if beauty comes naturally to every bride. Love’s glow may be a force of nature, but experts stress that a stunning bridal look is due to a carefully planned pre-wedding beauty regime. The best plan starts months before the event. Here’s our guide: 6 months out:…

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