2010 11/05

Bridesmaid Central

Source: Aspiring Couture, Aspiring Couture, Aspiring Couture, Aspiring Couture
I am loving each of these looks from various independent designers. Having the bridesmaids next to you in something bold yet completely complimenting to your look is the way to go!
I think “statement jewelry” is the most amazing thing ever! You definitely need to make the bridesmaids [...]

2010 02/05

It’s all Happening: An Update on “Plus Size Brides” Wedding Attire

By Megan Peters
Things were slowly coming together for my entire wedding day look, but now it’s all happening so fast. The dress is bought, the shoes, and now as of this weekend the jewelry. I am so excited for my big day to come. I am dying to put on my new jewelry with my [...]

2010 14/04

Bridesmaid Dress Shops – No Hidden Gems

By Elizabeth Zachry
How many of you have been out shopping for a bridesmaid dress?  I had the chance to experience the selection process first-hand, and it is not pretty.  I went to two shops, Bella Bridesmaid in Los Gatos, and Flair Bridesmaids in San Francisco.  The two stores are upscale and are light and [...]

2010 26/03

You’ve got the dress…now, the shoes.

First comes the dress, and then the shoes. For some brides, they’re an afterthought. But as anyone who has looked through a wedding album and seen the obligatory photo of the bride’s shoes before she puts them on, they’re pretty important. I’ve been going through the shoe search myself, and it’s been quite a battle [...]

2010 20/03

N-Fini Shape Where Have You Been All My Life?

By Megan Peters
You are probably wondering what N-Fini is in the first place. First off N-Fini Shape is fan of Plus Size Bride at bayareabrideguide.com. They are a company that sells quality shapewear sizes 0-30. I am thrilled to be contacted and thank them for introducing me to the best shape wear product I have [...]

2010 19/03

Some bridal beauty tips…

As a beauty industry professional, I work with many brides and who for pre-wedding beauty tips all the time. I’ll publish a couple of them here, and feel free to comment on my post with individual questions if you’ve got them – I’d be more than happy to consult with anyone about their skin!

1. Be [...]

2010 05/03

one stop wedding shopping

Last weekend, I attended the Bridal Walk hosted by the Union Street Wedding Ring, a consortium of shops that caters to brides and their entourages and sells or provides pretty much anything you would need for your big day. I strolled down the 6-block stretch of Union Street on a sunny Sunday afternoon and visited [...]

2010 13/02

Smokin’ Hot

By Megan Peters
It’s time to order the fun stuff. I am finally getting around to ordering my wedding lingerie. I do have quite the collection for every day use. However, I wanted to find something well made for my wedding day and smokin’ hot for my honeymoon. I normally buy my sexy attire at Lane [...]

2010 05/02

It’s All About the Dress – And I’m Not Talking About the Bride

By Elizabeth Zachry
Bridesmaids originated from the Roman law that required ten witnesses at weddings in order to fool evil spirits.  The bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed identical to the bride and groom, confusing evil spirits and keeping them from  haunting the happy couple.  That tradition is now gone, and instead of dressing like the bride, [...]

2010 04/02

I Do Hair

As a wedding coordinator, a lot of my clients ask me for recommendations for bridal makeup and hair. One of my recent “discoveries” is Dianna Perona of I-Do’s Wedding Hair, based in Palo Alto.
Since I’m getting married this year too, I had Dianna give me a hair trial. Our wedding style will be vintage, with [...]

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