Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trend for Thought: Statement Accessories

Statement Necklaces took the fashion world by storm last Spring, and this season the trend is seeping over into bridal.

I used to associate bold or large accessories with words like gaudy, tacky, and overdone. I'm happy to say I have come to realize that when done correctly, this trend can enhance your look and make you the epitome of stylish. 

There are various ways to rock statement accessories. You can easily tailor the trend to your wedding and use it to help tie your particular theme into your bridal look (Nothing says bohemian like a flower-crown).

Here are a few different ways to wear a bold piece on your wedding day: 

                                     Statement Necklace

Show off your negligee with bold jewels or wear a pendant necklace backwards to enhance a backless gown. 

       Stacked Rings 

Why have just one? Stacked ring sets are becoming increasingly popular. I personally love the eclectic vibe they evoke. 

Over-sized Headpiece

Perfect for injecting a sense of couture, these pieces are so beautiful they could be featured on the cover of Vogue. Who doesn't want to look like a high fashion model on their wedding day?

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 Wedding Trend: Pastels

There is one undeniable factor in all of the predicted trends for 2014: an abundance of color! I was particularly excited to see a pastel palette on the list. The muted tones are soft and romantic while the variety of colors keeps the look whimsical.

I'm not the only one loving this trend. Whitney Port recently showed off her inspiration boards for her upcoming wedding, and included was a beach themed board incorporating pops of pastel color.


In case you're having a hard time picturing this color scheme without a rabbit and colorful eggs, here are a few examples of how pastels can be chic and not cheesy.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Oh the Places You Could Go!

Choosing your wedding location is a crucial decision. Destination venues are becoming increasingly popular and now represent 24% of all weddings. This could be an ideal solution for couples whose families are spread out. Having a destination ceremony is the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together. The average event lasts around 3 days, giving plenty of time to visit with friends and family and make memories you will remember for a lifetime.

These unique locations offer to die for scenic views  along with wedding amenities to make your planning process a breeze:

Alberta Canada

This Particular wedding took place in a quaint town called Banff, in Alberta Canada. The location offers easy access to gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains with numerous lakeside hotels. 

Ukraine's Kleven Train Tunnel

This fascinating tunnel was created when trees were allowed to grow freely, and a train which passes through 3 times a day was the only thing shaping their path. Many know the spot as "The Tunnel of Love." There are legends that say couples with true love will have their wishes granted in the tunnel. The passage is located near the town of Kleven, which is also home to the ruins of the Kleven Castle. 

To learn more on the town of Kleven visit: The town of Kleven

Virgin Islands Caneel Bay Resort

Beaches are always a stunning location for a wedding, but this spot in the Virgin Island takes it up a notch. There are seven beaches, all with unique spectacular views. The resort offers three all inclusive wedding packages to choose from to keep you relaxed and taken care of on your special day. 

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Ireland Bellinter House

This eighteenth century style country house features the best of both the in and outdoors. The location offers customized wedding packages for up to 200 guests and can include a wedding coordinator, bedrooms for you and your guest, a bridal suite and a complimentary makeup trial to name a few. My favorite part of this location is the breathtaking grounds that is home to ancient trees and an array of secluded trails to explore. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gifts for the Groom

With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's time to start thinking about what to get your guy. Many people say women are hard to shop for, but I beg to differ. Of course I am biased, but I know so many gifts that will make any girl happy. For men on the other hand, options are limited for men.

Giving something special to your Groom on your wedding is a way to show your love even before being able to see each other. The gesture can be big or small; all that matters is that it comes from you with love.

To help make the decision easier I rounded up a few of my favorite ideas:

Personalized Accessory


             These cuff links and humorous socks are ideal for the big day, and he can use them after.                   

Boudoir Photo Shoot

This gift may be unexpected, but your man will be happily surprised. Have a sexy private portrait session; just be sure to label it "For Your Eyes Only."

For His Hobbies
       cute gift for the groom if he plays an instrumentWedding Favor  Anniversary for Husband  by CandTCustomLures, $14.00
                Engraving is a great way to personalize an accessory for something he loves to do.

DIY Book of Love
             If I could afford it...Groom Gift (Little Syam: Our Adventure Book)To Buy or DIY – Sweet Gift For Your Fiance » Alexan Events | Denver Wedding Planners, Colorado Wedding and Event Planning

You don't need to buy a fancy present, impress your groom with a book of memories he will always treasure.

Monday, February 3, 2014

1930's Wedding Inspiration

The 1930's may be know for the economic turmoil that was the Great Depression, but it's during difficult times that we escape to a world of fantasy. The decade is full of gorgeous wedding inspiration derived from the royalty of the time: film stars. Due to the risque short styles of the 1920's the public demanded a more conservative look for movie stars and entertainers. Costume designers did begin to cover more skin, but cleverly started using light slinky fabrics that hung to the body in a very seductive way.

Another aspect that defines the 1930's bridal look is the accessories. Touches of feather and fur give the look of opulence and Hollywood glamour. Finish off your wedding day style with a bold shade of maroon lipstick to emulate a sultry silver screen star.  Let's not forget about the men of the era, your groom can go bold and sophisticated with a classic top hat. Finally, there is nothing quite as adorable as a newsboy for a ring bearer.