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Attire & Style : Groom & Groomsmen

Stylish Grooms!

article by Nola Sarkisian-Miller | posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:00am

Everyone wants to look great on the wedding day. Especially the groom. It just so happens that style is all the rage when it comes to men’s wedding attire. There’s something so chic about a one-button, single-breasted jacket that can highlight a man’s broad shoulders and trim waist. Even fashion icon Vera Wang is on men’s wedding attire, with a tuxedo-line partnership The Men’s Wearhou…


Attire & Style : Cosmetic Alterations

Ensure Wedding Beauty!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Don’t experiment with self-/spray-tanning right before the big day Sure, your goal may be a “sun-kissed” glow, but if you’re a first-timer, have sensitive skin or weren’t diligent about exfoliating, you could wind up with orange, streaked or splotchy skin, or even breakouts or an allergic reaction, warns Sharon Naylor, author of “The Bride’s Guide to Freebies” (Lyons Press, 2012).…


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…


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