December 2011

Can Beige BE a Wedding Color?

Everyone always asks me what my wedding “colors” were. I love weddings. I love wedding colors. But, um, I didn’t have any.

My entire wedding consisted of just 14 people in a private, family ceremony on Mackinaw Island, overlooking Lake Michigan. I had one bridesmaid, my sister. I was lucky in the sense that I didn’t have to fit both the tastes and body types of a ton of bridesmaids. She was lucky in the sense that I know her taste. She is plain, simple and subtle. Nothing bright. Nothing flashy. Nothing shiny or sparkley or glittery or sequiny. It was limiting, but I love her.

Top 6 Brown Color Combos


Brown. For some it conjures up thoughts of the seventies, much like avocado green and harvest gold. For others, perhaps those who didn’t actually live through the seventies, it is the trendy new, neutral, perfect for combining with other colors for a stylishly hot wedding palette. What do you mix with brown to jazz it up and make it look fresh, not dated? Try these on for size:

1.    Pale Blue: Pale blue and brown is a subtle combination that is classic. If you like it but are looking for something a little more lively, try a shade of blue closer to Robin’s Egg, like the signature Tiffany Blue.

The New Rules For White At Weddings

Wait, what?! Who changed the rules and why didn’t they tell us? Well, I may not have all the answers but I can definitely shed some light on the topic.

1.    The Bride: Prior to 1840, brides wore whatever color dress that suited them, however, when Queen Victoria married that year, she chose white. Ever since that Royal wedding white has been understood to represent purity and no self-respecting bride would be caught dead in any other color. Until now. Modern brides are reversing that trend. In fact, brides can wear white, cream, pink, pale blue, red or even fuchsia. Taste and style preference is the only thing holding you back.  

Would You Marry a Cheater?

These days, it seems like more and more men cheat on their wives, girlfriends, and fiancees. That doesn't surprise me. What surprises me is that so many women still want to marry their partner after he strays.

I'm not judging them, so don't take it that way. I'm just curious why so many women, myself included, put up with bad behavior from their men. I can understand wives who don't want to leave a cheating man; after all, they're already married and probably want to try to save their marriage. I totally get that.