Saturday, September 29, 2012

7 Signs He Will Propose

Every little girl's dream is to be married one magical day. As we grow into woman we wait, anticipate, and stress over when the day will arrive.  The levels of the worries increase when we are with our "perfect man." Relief is here... if he is showing these signs then worry no more...

1. He's acting out of character: You know his routine inside and out. If he seems nervous, anxious about something it could be your shining moment.

2. He wants to meet the parents: Wanting to meet your parents is a big step in the commitment department. If he enjoys and is the first to RSVP to Granny's Birthday have a keeper.

3. He is taking interest in your jewelry: All kidding aside, when your favorite ring goes missing, you'll know for sure that he's trying to find a covert way to figure out your size.

4. He's not complaining about weddings: He's actually looking forward to weddings (not just the open bar). He's not cracking jokes during the vows. He seems to notice and make comments on the couple's first-dance song choice and menu. Take it as a sign that he's ready to take the plunge.

5. He's redecorating: He got rid of the old star wars poster and his favorite chair...i.e. he wants you around more than for the day.

6. He's stopped making big purchases: Simple. He's saving for the ring!!

7. He's outgrowing his bachelor ways: Again simple. He's outgrowing his bachelor ways because he's becoming more committed to the relationship with you and your future as a couple.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Something Blue

"Something Blue" represents love, good fortune, and fidelity. There are VARIOUS ways the color blue can be incorporated into the wedding day. Keep in mind there are many shades of blue and one may work better than another for the bride depending on how the blue item will be used. Some brides will not want blue to be a dominant wedding color and so they will prefer to limit the blue color to less visible areas. The something blue item is also an opportunity for the bride who loves blue to embrace the color as one of her wedding colors.

  • Blue flowers in your bouquet

  • Lingerie with touches of blue

  • Blue toenail polish

  • A pair of blue shoes or two!

  • A delicious blue cake

  • A beautiful piece of blue jewelry or delicate blue barrette

  • Garter Belt

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Something Borrowed

The tradition says that a bride must wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue! "Something borrowed" could be a family heirloom or a significant piece from a friend. The "something borrowed" is supposed to come from a happily married woman with the hope that your marriage will enjoy the same success. Choose the person from whom you'll borrow your item carefully, as it is quite an honor to bestow.


1. Wedding dress: Not only could this be a cost-effective option but a meaningful one.

2. VeilBorrowing a veil allows you to wear the item in a very visible way during the ceremony but still allows you to buy the perfect dress for your personal style and body type.

3. Jewelry: Consider borrowing a piece of jewelry to compliment your dress. 

4. LocationDon't feel compelled to borrow something that can be worn. Consider borrowing a location for the wedding or the wedding reception from someone you know. If a family member has a lake house or beach house that you think would make a perfect setting, feel free to ask if this can be your "something borrowed." It will cut down on expenses as well.

5. Reception Dress: If a friend or family member has a beautiful dress you have always wanted to borrow, the reception could be an ideal time to wear it.

6. Vows and Readings: The thing you borrow does not need to be a tangible item.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Something New

"Something New" represents optimism for the future and the new life the bride will share with her groom. This is where it can get really fun; after all, who could deny you a perfectly sensible excuse to go shopping? Think of the possibilities…

  • Your wedding gown
  • A veil that makes the dress

  • Luxurious lingerie
  • Jewelry: a sparkling bracelet, earrings, or a classic pearl necklace
  • The perfect shoes

  • Elegant silk gloves
  • A glittering tiara (what better time to be princess for a day)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wedding Color: Yellow

Choosing a wedding color can be difficult. Each season has different colors, which can be helpful for inspiration on what color palette to choose. Yellow is an ever present color eluding optimism, cheer, and happiness. It is a great Spring or Summer wedding color. 

Some ideas for a yellow wedding....




Bridesmaid Dresses

Groom Boutonniere

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wedding Colors: Orange

Vibrant, beautiful, and delicious! The color orange can be a magnificent wedding color (and bonus combines with many other wonderful colors)!!

Color Combo Idea

Orange and Green 
Orange and Pink
Orange and Purple
Orange and Blue
Orange and Brown
Orange and Red
Orange and Black

Ideas for an orange wedding...

The Bride

The Bridesmaids

The Cake 

The Groom

The Reception

The Bouquet

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wedding Makeup: Eyes

The bride always wants to shine in every way on her wedding day. To create the perfect look use three shades of shadow that will shape the eye: highlight, midtone, and contour.

How to:

1. Highlight Shade
Apply a sparkly shade to the brow bone and lid. Make sure to also highlight the "V" on the inside corner of the eye.

2. Midtone Shade
Starting from the outside corner of the crease, with a soft matte tone, sweep the color across the inner corner of the eye and along the lower lashline (fading as you go inward) to create some subtle definition. 

3. Contour Shade
Sweep this matte shadow over the midtone shade along the upper (and lower) lashline and into the crease. 

Color Selection:

Classic Beauty
Soft pink and deep plum are light and fresh; plus, this combination looks great on almost all skin tones.

Glowing Glamour
Pale gold and deep matte brown eye shadows create a rather radiant look. Together, these shades warm the complexation and enhance eyes.

Drama Queen
Give off an edgier vibe with a silver metallic (look for one that doesn't have extra glitter) and rich black shadow combination. They'll create smoldering, dramatic, smoky eyes.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wedding Makeup: Lips

On a day when the emphasis is more on the bride's dress and hair; the lips tend to be overlooked.  There are several things that you may want to consider when you are trying to decide which shade will be the best option for you. For starters, you will want to decide what shade goes the best with your skin tone, hair color, and eye color. More importantly, you will want to think about the conditions that your wedding will be held under. Do you plan to get married outside? Or do you plan to get married inside a church? Will your wedding be very fancy or just a simple get together? All of these factors will determine if you want to opt for a natural shade of lipstick - or a bold shade of lipstick.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Traditions: Throwing the Bouquet

Throwing the bouquet has so much weight now a days! Every woman is boxing each other out as if participating in an olympic event. Meanwhile the bride innocently tosses back her bouquet. But...where did this crazy tradition start?

The customary tradition has its roots in England. It was believed that the bride could pass over her good fortune to other women. In order to gain the brides good fortune, women would try to tear away pieces of her bridal gown or bridal flowers. In an attempt to break free of the savages the bride would throw her bouquet into a crowd. The tradition says that the female whom catches the bouquet of flowers receives the brides' good fortune and will marry next. Fast forward centuries later to the present, and this tradition has become an imperative role in every wedding.