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Save The Date For #littlewhitedress 2014!

Article by Buffalo Brides | posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:00am

Buffalo Brides will proudly host the fourth annual Little White Dress event at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Visit bridal vendors, catch the latest wedding styles in our fashion show and be entered to win fabulous prizes throughout the night! Admission is free and the first 200 brides-to-be who RSVP for the event by calling 716-849-5522 or emailin…

Attire & Style

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).…

Ceremony & Reception

Be The Overly Prepared Bride

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:00am

Creating your board will help you formulate the look and mood you want for your big day, says Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, a Dallas-based party and lifestyle expert and author of “Wedding Inspiration: Ideas & Advice for Your Perfect Wedding” (Gibbs Smith, 2012). The final product also will help communicate your preferences to vendors and motivate commitment to important arrangements. DO use pro…

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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…

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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

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…

Ceremony & Reception

Eight Flower Tips Every Bride Can Use!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 08, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Think About Location and Temperature “If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, make sure your florist knows that the flowers have to stand up to sun and heat so that they can choose hardier varieties,” says Rachel Bowes, owner of Seattle-based Finch & Thistle Event Design. “Orchids come to the rescue in warm weather,” adds Diane Wagner, a New York-based floral designer and author…

Attire & Style

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…

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Creating One Big Happy Family!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 03, 2014 at 5:00am

Many repeat brides and grooms already have children from their previous relationship, and occasionally first-time newlyweds have them, too. As excited as the parent/s may be about the future ahead, it’s important to remember that the wedding itself is a monumental occasion for the soon-to-be step-kids too. Including them in the ceremony is a symbol that each partner accepts the other’s child…

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Wedding Style On A Budget

Article by Buffalo Brides | posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:00am

Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste? You want it all – a Saturday ceremony, hotel reception, gorgeous gown, full wedding party, flowers, cake and limo – but your budget isn’t boundless. You also don’t have the time or interest for DIY. No need…

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