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Bridesmaids: The Movie

Have any of you seen the movie Bridesmaids? I've heard it is so good and now that I've seen the trailer, I think I'll try to go see it today. Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think!



Shoe Solution!


Traditionally, bridesmaids have worn the same shoes for weddings. If you're looking to stick to tradition, but aren't loving the pastel colored "wedding shoes" you find at the bridal boutiques, check these out! 

Shop Ban.do is a great company that sells THE cutest shoe clips to give your run-of-the-mill shoe an upgrade! Choose a color shoe for your bridesmaids and let them find their own shoes. Then, give them their shoe clips and the look will instantly be pulled together. Simply slip on the clips, and strut your stuff!

P.S. Shoe Dazzle Me


Pretty in Pink: A Look We Love

We believe in designing weddings with unexpected elements that tie the whole event together. One of the ways to create a cohesive wedding is to use color throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and after party. Here are a few ideas for a beautiful pretty in pink wedding: 

1. Bridesmaid dresses to die for from J. Crew.


2. Modern, pale pink stationary from Oh So Beautiful Paper.

3. A playful bouquet with different hues of pink for added depth as seen here

4. An unexpected pop of pink peeping from the groomsmen's feet!

5. A pink signature cocktail to keep the guests' thirst quenched! 


6. Modern, funky snakeskin print napkin in a fresh deep pink hue.

7. Perhaps the most important thing- the wedding dress! Choose one in the slightest pale pink shade there is



P.S. Like Purple With A Mute Button



Ready For Your Close Up


There are a few reasons why make up artists and hair stylists are helpful on the big day.  

A make up artist and a hair stylist can help you achieve a cohesive look for your bridal party so that your photos are the best they can be. While no one has to have the same make up or the same hair style, it is nice to talk with your make up artist ahead of time about the general look you're going for. Classic? Dramatic eyes and a nude lip? Red lips and natural eyes? Slicked back hair or naturally loose and wavy? What is your look? Tell your artist and stylist and they will be able to customize each look for the skin tone and face shape of each of your bridesmaids.


Giving yourself (and your attendees) a moment to sit in "the chair" and be pampered is a great gift! It gives each person a moment to relax, maybe sip some champagne and feel glamorous. Who doesn't want to feel like a princess?! 

Some tips for making the getting ready process stress-free:

*Discuss ahead of time with your bridesmaids. Tell them about the look you're going for, and have them look at some pictures and have a general idea about what they want for their hair style. This way, the stylist will be able to use the time efficiently. Same goes for make up.


*Ask the stylist and the make up artist how long it takes for each person. Create a schedule for the professionals and your bridesmaids. This helps to ensure that everything runs on time. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be late because a bridesmaid's hair wasn't done. Be sure to include a time slot for lunch!

*Make your checks out ahead of time and put them in an envelope. If you're concerned you'll be frazzled on the big day, delegate the maid of honor to hand the envelopes to the appropriate professional. Don't forget to tip! 

*Get a trial for yourself for hair and make up ahead of time. Bring pictures with you if you have an idea of what you want. This is the time to experiment with looks if you're not sure what you want. If your dress is strapless, wear a strapless top so you can get a feel for how the hair and make up will look in your dress. Bring someone close to you for some moral support. Don't forget your camera! Take pictures and make sure you like the way you look in the pictures. Sometimes make up may look great in person but not photograph well. 


Will you be ready for your close up?

P.S. Say, "Cheese!" at your Wedding Photography


Matchy Matchy

Nowadays brides are straying from the traditional perfectly matching bridesmaids dresses and getting great results! Brides who still want a look of uniformity can choose a fabric and a color but give their bridesmaids a choice of which style or cut they prefer:




This works particularly well when you have bridesmaids with different body shapes. Because let's be honest-- a pear-shaped bridesmaid may not look good in the same thing as a celery-shaped bridesmaid.


Another option is to pick a color and let your bridesmaids find their own dresses. The only downside is that 'charcoal gray' or 'sky blue' could be interpreted differently by each one of your bridesmaids. But if you're cool with that, it just might come out looking amazing:




If you want to get really adventurous, you could always tell your bridesmaids to wear whatever they want. Or give them some guidance like 'bold colors' or 'pastels' and see what happens. You just might be shocked by how great it ends up meshing together.




What do you think? Will you let your bridesmaids pick their dresses or will you go matchy matchy for your wedding?

P.S. Beautiful Bridesmaids and Rent the (Bridesmaid) Dress


Faux Flowers


Getting married away? How about bringing your flowers with you? While some brides are lucky enough to find a dependable florist near their wedding locale, not everyone is that lucky. Some locations are either too remote or too... how shall we say it... undependable to be able to count on a local florist. So what's a flower-loving bride to do?? Bring them with you! There are some great companies online who can design gorgeous faux flower bouquets and decorative arrangements-- and usually at a fraction of the price of real flowers. You pick the flower type, the color, and the type of arrangement and let your faux florist do the rest!


Here are a few tips to avoid any surprises:

1. Order in advance

Since faux flowers don't die, there's no harm in ordering them far in advance. That way, if they aren't quite the right shade of fuchsia or if they get damaged in transit, you still have time to send them back to be replaced.

2. Shell out the money for a sample

It's hard to tell over the computer whether those roses are really the peach you want or a light pink impostor. Most of these faux flower companies will send you a sample of your flower if you pay for it. Trust us, the peace of mind is worth it!

3. Don't skimp on quality

Faux flower companies have flowers ranging from basic craft store quality all the way up to one that are virtually indistinguishable from real flowers to the human eye. Do yourself a favor, pick flowers from the high end of the quality scale. You'll be glad you did...


Destination weddings create a unique conundrum regarding flowers

P.S. A Twist on the Toss


DIY Project: I Will Survive



A great DIY project for the bridesmaids or maid of honor: BACHELORETTE PARTY SURVIVAL KITS! 


We love this idea. Stuff plastic baggies with little travel sized packets of advil, candy, breath mints, gum, and band-aids. Print off several "Bachelorette Party Survival Kit" papers, and staple them over the baggie for a polished look. Click the source link for instructions and a pdf of the label.

P.S. Rock The Wedding


Bright Pops of Color


Want to stick with black dresses and suits but not sure how to add that pop of color? Why not instruct your bridesmaids to choose any brightly colored heel they want for the big day! We love how each girl gets to express her personal style during the wedding, while all maintaining a cohesive look.

P.S. Beauty Tips: It's All About The E


Paint The Town Red


Nothing is more classic than Chanel red, and that is why we love Dragon nail polish by Chanel for your wedding day. It would look particularly great with smokey eyes and a red lip for a Spanish inspired flair. Ole!

P.S. You Don't Know Jacques Nails


A Polished Look



Don't forget your nails on your wedding day! A lot of brides go the French manicure route, which is timeless and beautiful! But here is a barely there, pretty pink alternative! This polish by Essie is called Ballet Slippers, and delivers a beautiful pale pink hue for your nails on your big day. Bring a bunch of these and have a do it yourself manicure day by the pool with your bridesmaids before the big day!

P.S. Nails and Rings and Paint The Town Red