April 2010

Spring 2010 Wedding Colors

Wedding trends for Spring 2010 can be summed up in one word: colorful!  Baby pink and pale green pastels are a thing of the past.  Guests attending a 2010 spring wedding are likely to be blown away by vibrant shades of turquoise, coral or even fuchsia as they enter the wedding hall.  All eyes will be on the bride as she walks down the aisle, but the wedding party’s attire will draw its fair share of attention as well.  Top selling bridesmaid’s dresses are being ordered in shades known as ‘horizon blue’, ‘deep clover green’, and ‘ruby’.

Unusual Bridal Bouquet Ideas

Traditionally, bridal bouquets are made from roses or other flowers bound with silk or satin ribbon. However the bridal bouquet can form a large part of your overall flower budget, with even simple bouquets often costing in excess of $200.  Some brides on a budget often opt for artificial flowers made from silk or other fabric. As lovely as those are, if you’re a bride who wants to add a distinctive look to her walk down the aisle, you might want to consider designing your own unique bouquet.


For brides who aren't scared to experiment with non-traditional ideas, the choices for bridal bouquets are limited only by your imagination and creativity, particularly if your service isn’t very formal. If you’re not very crafty, you can solicit a friend or relative to help you execute your vision.


A Great Place to Find Magical Wedding Lighting

I am a firm believer that good lighting gives a magical quality to a wedding, yet it is an area that is often overlooked.  If you’ve been searching for the perfect lighting scheme for your wedding event, let me introduce you to a great site online that is the secret of many high end wedding planners and venues.  Lamplust offer a vast selection of innovative contemporary lights that will make any wedding shine!

Flameless Candles

Don't Forget to Say Thanks!

Weddings make happy memories that last a lifetime.  One way to prolong those warm and fuzzy feelings among your wedding party and guests is by sending thank you notes to all involved in a timely manner.

Proper wedding etiquette dictates that thank you notes should be sent immediately after returning from your honeymoon.  Remember that this is not only a major event for the bride and groom, but also for their loved ones as well and appreciation should be shown for their thoughtfulness in bestowing a gift upon the happy couple.  Don’t delay more than three months after the wedding.

Wedding Dress Disaster Kit

It’s your wedding day.  The weather is beautiful, the guests are arriving, and all is right with the world... and then you spill something on your perfect wedding dress.  Wedding day dress mishaps can occur even with the most careful planning.   Zippers can fail, straps can break, or maybe one of your bridesmaids touched her dress right after retouching her makeup.  No need to panic!  The smart bride will have put together an emergency repair kit ahead of time to prevent a minor mishap from becoming a wedding day disaster.   Here’s what you’ll need:

What to Do When You Hate Your Engagement Ring

The man you love takes you to a romantic spot, gets down on one knee and whispers the words you have been waiting to hear..."Will you marry me?"  He holds out a small velvet box, flips open the top and your breath catches at the sight of...the most hideous diamond ring you have ever seen in your life!  What to do, what to do?

There are only two roads to take and the one you choose depends on several factors.  

Option 1: 'Fess up.

If you honestly can’t imagine going through life in yellow gold when a white gold or platinum ring has been a lifelong dream, or with a pear shaped stone when you only ever gaze at princess cut rocks in the jeweler's window, take a deep breath and tell him.  Gently! 

Satisfy Your Vegetarian Wedding Guests

Mention the words “vegetarian catering” and as often as not, the first thing most people think of is “rabbit food”. Yet more and more people are opting to give up meat for both ethical and health reasons.  So how do you keep the palates of your greener guests happy without turning off the rest of your carnivorous friends and family?  While salads and vegetables are certainly staples in a vegetarian diet, you might be surprised to learn that today’s vegetarians eat a wide variety of foods that are so flavorful, your non-vegetarians guests will line up to get a taste.


Hand care for brides

One of the many important tasks on a prospective bride’s to-do list is a wedding manicure. Some of the loveliest images from a wedding are a close-up of the bride’s hand sporting her new wedding ring or the hands of the newly wedded couple cutting the cake together.  Yet your hands may not be at the top of your list of things to check before the wedding.  Although most brides will apply a fresh coat of polish on the day you should take care of your hands in the lead up to the wedding in order for them to really look their best.


Wedding in Tuscany

Perhaps it's the cold, grey sky, or just the dull routine of my days this week, but my thoughts keep drifting to sunnier, more romantic places in the world... the street cafes in Paris, the pristine beaches of New Zealand, the markets of Morocco, those dusty, sunlit paths in the Tuscan countryside...

Ah, Tuscany. The name alone brings to mind rich history, breathtaking landscapes, fine wine, and old world romance.  What more could you ask for for a destination wedding?