Friday, August 31, 2012

Tradition: Ceremonial Kiss

"You may now kiss the bride." Such a simple phrase that has become so common while holding incredible meaning. Dating back to the Roman times a kiss sealed and confirmed the couple's agreement to join in a life-long commitment.  The kiss symbolizes or represents the couple sharing and joining their souls.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Something Old

If you are pressed for time, you can always throw on a pair of old stockings to take care of this part of the rhyme... but you don't want to do that. You may be lucky enough to wear your mother's wedding gown, but if not, the following suggestions are as apropos as they are old.

  • A vintage engagement ring or wedding band
  • The veil your grandmother wore in her wedding
  • Antique or heirloom earrings or bracelet
  • A tiny vintage purse
  • Vintage buttons on your wedding dress

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wedding Colors: Traditional White

A white wedding is traditional and classic but can be given a modern twist for which can be magnificent. It is a great theme for any season.

Some wedding ideas.....

Bridal Shoes

Bridal Bouquet

Groom Boutonniere

Wedding Cake

Reception Centerpieces

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wedding Hairstyles: Bride

There are so many choices when it comes to wedding hairstyles and the process can seem overwhelming -- after all, your wedding hair will be highly photographed. Here are some top looks to help you with making the decision a little bit easier.


1. Pick a style.
2. Pick a hair salon.
3. Have a trial run. Don't bring friends. Be explicit on what you want and wear the makeup you plan to wear on the special day.


Half Up:


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Traditions: White Wedding Dress

So we know as little girls that when we grow up and get married we are supposed to wear a beautiful white bridal gown. The question remains....why white? When did that tradition start?

Wearing the white gown dates back to the Victoria times when Queen Victoria abandoned the usual royal tradition of wearing a silver gown. Instead Queen Victoria decided to wear a white gown during her wedding ceremony.  Before that time brides simply wore their best gown, rather than a dress specific for a wedding.  The popularity of white then rose. Factors such as the symbolization of purity and virginity became important. White was also thought to ward off evil spirits.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Special Wedding Cakes: Blue

What a better way then to cut a cake that's totally blue! The blue could represent the "something blue" for your special wedding day. Or the wedding cake could be blue to support the theme of the wedding. Here are some of that most eye-appealing blue wedding cakes! Whether its navy or teal these cakes will amaze you and perhaps give you a cutting-edge idea for your special day.