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Wedding Gowns With Vintage Glamour

Article by Nola Sarkisian-Miller | posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:00am

A love affair with lace is making vintage-inspired wedding gowns a bridal favorite. But, for brides who want the real deal, actual vintage wedding gowns are another way to embody an era of yesteryear. Vintage dresses, those that herald from the 1920s to 1980s, come with a story or can inspire one in the mind of the buyer, only adding to the romance of the occasion. “For brides, the uniqueness…



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Healthy Options For Tan Skin!

Article by Metro | posted on April 15, 2015 at 5:00am

Brides- and grooms-to-be aspire to look their absolute best on their wedding day, and that could mean employing an entire arsenal of beauty, grooming and wardrobe personnel for some extra help. Popular goals prior to the wedding include shedding a few pounds or improving muscle tone. Teeth whitening sessions and dance lessons are also popular. Many couples also want to have a sun-kissed look on…



Ceremony & Reception

Saving Money On Wedding Flowers!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 13, 2015 at 5:00am

Even budget brides want stunner personal flowers and impactful arrangements. Here are 10 expert tips for getting gorgeous blooms without breaking the bank. 1. Pick seasonal blooms “As spring comes to an end, I realize I’ll miss tulips,” says Tess Kelbaugh, owner of Seattle-based July Floral Design. “They’re economical and there are countless varieties to work with – I love clustering…



Ceremony & Reception

Make Your Bouquet Shine!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:00am

Bling has been big on the bridal runways for a few seasons now — think shimmering fabrics, sequins, jewels and plumage — but a little luxe embellishment also can lend glam personality to your signature bridal accessory. It’s always gorgeous to add a cameo or some sparkle to your bouquet’s handle (e.g. a rhinestone wrap, buckle or brooch), says Katie Armstrong Althoff, co-owner of Dallas-…



Ceremony & Reception

Hidden Expenses That Sink Wedding Budgets!

Article by Metro | posted on April 08, 2015 at 5:00am

In the days of yore, the responsibility of paying for a wedding fell to the bride’s parents. But that tradition has largely fallen by the wayside in recent years, when more and more couples have used their own savings to finance their weddings. Few couples enter the process of planning their weddings unaware of just how expensive weddings can get, but costs can easily begin to escalate if couples…



Ceremony & Reception

Designing Your Wedding Theme

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 06, 2015 at 5:00am

You’ve locked in the vibe you want for your wedding, but how do you bring your dream day to colorful and perfectly accented life? Two expert planners weigh in with fresh design ideas for three popular styles. Vibe: Luxe To go glam, think bling. “Acrylic and crystals are hot right now,” says Amy Zaroff of Minneapolis-based Amy Zaroff Events + Design. Pair these ornate details with rich j…



Ceremony & Reception

Flowers To Fit Your Wedding Theme

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 03, 2015 at 5:00am

Wedding Style: Luxe To achieve a glamorous aesthetic, steer toward large statement centerpieces with monochromatic blooms or masses of a single flower type, says Diane Wagner, a New York-based floral designer and author of “Beautiful Wedding Flowers: 350 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces” (Hearst, 2011). All white flowers will always look elegant, and tall arrangements will feel formal and…



Jewelry

Think Ink!

Article by Carley Lintz, CTW | posted on April 01, 2015 at 5:00am

Traditionally, wedding rings are a physical symbol of marriage vows – so what more permanent way to show that promise than with permanent ink? Tattoo wedding bands, while still uncommon, are increasing in popularity. Even celebrity couples are sporting ink on their ring fingers; Beyoncé and Jay Z each have the Roman numeral “IV,” in honor of the date of their birthdays (Dec. 4 and Sept. 4…



Attire & Style

Waterproof Your Wedding Look

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:00am

Worried about becoming a raccoon-eyed sobbing mess on your big day? These preventative makeup measures are here to help: Look Smart To avoid looking like a character from the movie “Corpse Bride,” waterproof eyeliner is a must, says Sara Biria, a Sephora PRO Lead makeup artist based in New York. Biria recommends Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes, a waterproof/smudge-proof/fade-proof eyeliner t…



Ceremony & Reception

Unique Wedding Rental Ideas!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00am

The Gown The groom can return his tux, so why must the bride buy a pricey dress that will likely end up in a box under her bed? “I think rental is great for brides on a budget who don’t feel the need to keep their gown after the wedding,” says Kate Harrison, founder of greenbrideguide.com and author of “The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget” (Sourc…



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