Danielle and Jake’s wedding is, in essence, a fabulous dinner party. This New York wedding has so many great elements that can be recreated here in the South. This wedding caught my eye because of the simple DIY elements. Don’t miss the votive-covered lawn. You can have your own candlelight lawn with votives from the Dollar Store and inexpensive candles. Easy, huh? A tent is great for an outdoor wedding, and the chandeliers create a romantic and intimate setting. Those centerpieces can be recreated as well- just get clear vases and fill them with flower stems. All of these are a fabulous DIY project for your family and bridal party. This excellent wedding photographed by Meredith Davenport of Christian Oth Studio and was found on Style Me Pretty.
There is nothing better than that bride-to-be glow. But to have your groom set up a surpise photoshoot when he pops the question? That might take the cake! Suprise engagement photoshoots have become popular, and it is obvious why. It is a sign of true love when your fiance-to-be sets up a photographer, a stylist, a hair and makeup artist, and even rents some very cool vintage decor. John suprised Janet with an engagment styled by Couture Events by Lottie and photographed by Jonathan Ivy Photography. To get his vintage decor, John used vintage queen Rita of Rent My Dust and his lady was beautified by Lashes & Curls by Cerly. But that fantastic car? It came from Bowtie Vintage Classics. The white 1951 Chevy Bel Air even comes with a chauffeur in suspenders and a bowtie!
Average temperature in the 80s, Caribbean blue water and sandy beaches…can you imagine anything better for your honeymoon? Curacao is a wonderful honeymoon destination for practically any newly wed couple, and one of the most fabulous resorts to spend your days is the Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino. It’s neighboring island is Aruba, and, like Aruba, Curacao is a paradise for any nature loving, adventure seeking, or sunbathing enthusiast.
Activities within the resort include lounging by the pool or beach, sipping tropical drinks at the beach bar, relaxing from wedding the wedding madness with couple massages and spa treatment, and trying your luck in the Emerald Casino. And if you want venture away from the resort there are plenty of things to do on the island of Curacao. With amazing trade winds you can be adventuress and try the island sport of windsurfing, and if your feeling like trying a less intense sport you can always go snorkeling. Downtown in Willemstad you can walk around the town and surround yourself with beautiful pastel buildings and an exciting night life. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to the beautiful island of Curacao!
For those of you who love incorporating seasonal color trends into your life, you’ll be pleased to know the Pantone’s Color trend of 2012 is…Tangerine Tango! While orange is a frightening color for some, Tangerine Tango is an orangey hue that will make you want to dance! Brides.com has a fabulous inspiration board to give you an idea about what this zesty color trend might look like. It’s clear that this citrus inspired color is just as refreshing as the fruit its named after! And if you are at all hesitant or unsure on how to make your wedding Tangerine Tango chic, look at the fantastic photo shoot from Green Wedding Shoes.
This Wedding Inspiration photo shoot from Green Wedding Shoes shows you how to add this hot hue to your wedding color repertoire in a sophisticated and stylish manner.
You can have your bridesmaid dresses custom made by the Dessy Group to match exactly Pantone’s color swatches like this Tangerine Tango dress below. How cool is that? You never have to worry about not be able to find dresses in the perfect color!
Green Wedding Shoes proves that Tangerine Tango paired with some neutral tones can make a stunning wedding color palette.
Anyone who has seen Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses is familiar with the horror known as the hideous bridesmaid dress – but not all bridesmaid dresses have to be horrible. For those that are not yet aware, J.CREW now offers a wide variety of stylish bridesmaids dresses to keep your favorite ladies looking chic. And in fact, the dresses can be worn again and again. J.CREW bridesmaid dresses come in a variety of colors making it a piece of cake to find a shade that coincides your wedding palette. And your bridesmaids will LOVE the variety of styles to choose from making it more likely to find one that flatters their body type….trust us when we say they will thank you for this. And if you have never been a bridesmaid before or don’t believe us, see the movie 27 Dresses.