Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sweating for the Wedding:The Workouts You Have Never Heard of, but Should Probably Try

After the engagement you might be eager to pick out a date, color scheme, and of course your wedding dress! Then you have to remind yourself that you will have these pictures the rest of your life and well, frankly you need to look good! More specifically you need to feel great about yourself on your wedding day and that includes feeling confident about body.

Luckily the workout world is highly saturated and therefore full of a variety of choices to fit everyone's taste and fitness level. You no longer have to kill yourself on a treadmill to burn a measly 200 calories. These innovative classes may be new, but they already have massive followings.

Here are the latest intriguing workouts:



This cardio workout may look intense, but your joints will thank you for the low impact the trampoline provides. You can burn up to 160 calories per 30 minutes of jumping. 

Surfboard Fitness


Challenge yourself with this full body workout that strengthens muscles and targets your core. There are multiple classes that are tailored to your workout needs including balance, cardio burn, and strength building. Need more motivation? Plan a surfing session during your honeymoon and look forward to looking like a pro!

RealRyder Cycling

                               Spinning has taken over the fitness world the past few years, and now someone has taken the trend to a whole new level. RealRyder has created an indoor bike that allows you to steer, lean, and balance to fully engage your body. 

Would you be willing to switch up your routine for one of these workouts?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bouquet Alternatives

By now you have probably seen an array of bouquets made completely out of brooches popping up all over social media. Brides are loving the customization that comes with selecting each pin, and that's not even the best part. Unlike flowers, this bouquet will last you a lifetime.


If you love the idea of breaking away from a traditional floral bouquet, we have a few other options that are truly unique. 

Book Bouquet

Have a book that is meaningful to you? Carry it with you on your wedding day in a beautifully crafted arrangement.

Feather Bouquet 

Your guest will forget about the absence of flowers with a glamorous feather bouquet. The texture adds an element of interest that you will not find in classic flowers. 

Wheat Bouquet

If you're having a rustic theme,  a wheat bouquet is simplistic, chic, and understated.

Vegetable Bouquet

Flowers are not the only plant that feature stunning colors. Vegetable bouquets create a mix of rich hues that truly stand out in a sea of floral. 

Have any of these ideas convinced you to stray away from a traditional bouquet?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridal Inspiration:2014 Oscars

Award season might be over, but we're not ready to stop talking about the fashion. The stars brought classic glamour to the red carpet and we swooned over their perfectly tailored designer gowns.

 By now you have seen a variety of best dressed list and we're not going to add to the madness of trying to decide a favorite. Although, we found plenty of bridal inspiration on the red carpet.

From lip color to necklines we have the dish on the trends you should consider:

Side Sweep and Nude Lips 

Side swept curls create an elegant and timeless hairstyle that can work with a variety of dresses. Bright bold lipsticks dominated the runways last year but nude lips are here to stay! It can be hard to stray from your favorite shade of pink, but your groom will love how kissable you look.

Lupita's Delicate Headband

Lupita Nyong'o wore a custom Fred Leighton headband that was half princess and half goddess. We found  these beautiful pieces from Rent the Runway and Nordstrom so you can have your own delicate touch of sparkle.

Draped Neckline

It can be hard to break away from a sweetheart top, but these beautifully draped necklines won us over. Meryl Streep looked lovely with an off the shoulder version by Lanvin. Project Runway's alumni Kate Pankoke dressed Oscar Winner Emmanuel Lubezki's wife in a stunning navy gown. We love how the lace is seamlessly incorporated into the cowl neckline.

This is proof that although it may not be obvious, they are numerous ways to incorporate celebrity style into your wedding day. Now all we have to do is anxiously wait for next year's award season. Stay tune for more red carpet inspiration!