10 Ways to Do Your Own Wedding Hair

10 Ways to Do Your Own Wedding Hair

The color of the napkins, the shape of the chairs, whether the envelopes have liners or not... there are just certain wedding details that really aren't worth the worry. At least, that's what I keep telling myself, as my wedding planning has (slowly) progressed. Personalized cocktail stirrers sure would be cute, but would anyone even notice them? But one wedding detail I won't be under-thinking? My hair. Besides the dress, your hair is a huge part of bringing your whole bridal look together. And... Read More

Winter Wedding Ideas So Pretty, They’ll Give You Chills

Winter Wedding Ideas So Pretty, They’ll Give You Chills

I am not having a winter wedding... but I have often dreamed of one. In the course of my wedding planning lately, I've come across so many gorgeous images and ideas that make winter weddings look like the most romantic, most fun, and most coziest (most coziest?!) events ever. The fur stoles! The plaid sashes! The crackling fires and hot cocoa bars! And don't even get me STARTED on all the gorgeous opportunities for dark lipstick and nails on the bride and bridesmaids. Swoon and a half. Alas, I'll... Read More

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

So, I'm engaged. And as anyone who’s been in this place before me knows, wedding planning isn’t always glamorous. Usually, it's the opposite of glamorous, alternating between overwhelming (so many choices!) and terrifying (so much money!) … and there are a lot of spreadsheets involved. But there is one aspect of wedding planning that I unabashedly love, and that IS totally glamorous (at least in my head): looking at bridal beauty and hair inspiration. I call it “research,” for when my turn... Read More

George & Amal’s Wedding: 6 Tips the Rest of Us Can Actually Use

George & Amal’s Wedding: 6 Tips the Rest of Us Can Actually Use

It’s the news that everyone is talking about: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin got married this weekend at a private ceremony in Venice, Italy. By all accounts (and there aren’t a ton, since privacy was a big concern for the Oscar winner and his acclaimed barrister bride), it was a beautiful, elegant affair, starting with private boat rides to the ceremony at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel. The mayor of Rome himself, Walter Veltroni, officiated the ceremony, the bride wore Alexander... Read More

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

If you've ever been a bridesmaid or a bride, you're probably already familiar with the concept of a wedding day survival kit. No matter how much you plan and how detailed your day-of itinerary gets, wedding day hiccups are bound to happen. And that's where this handy little (...or not so little) kit comes in! These "just in case" items have been known to save the day on more than one occasion, and since it's her unspoken duty to put out whatever fires threaten the bride's composure, it's usually... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Gilded Lace Tips

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Gilded Lace Tips

There’s just something about lace that makes it perfect for weddings. From veils and gowns to cake decorations and invitations, the delicate and elegant designs of lace go with just about every theme, location, and color scheme. So why not show off a little lace on your nails? Colors & Tools: I used the sweet pastel Ramona (Classic with the Twist), the subtly glitzy Sienna (Classic with a Twist), and the Plié Wand™ and Creativity Kit (striping brush and dotting tool) to create this pretty... Read More

7 Wedding Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

7 Wedding Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

I have been in the makeup industry for a while now and I have to say, bridal makeup is my favorite! Every bride wants and deserves to look her best on her wedding day. After years of bridal makeup and countless brides, I’ve come up with seven tips I think will help every bride get the look and results she wants for her big day! And even if you’re not a bride, these are also important tips for any special occasion makeup. 1. Do a makeup trial. Schedule a makeup trial with your makeup artist at... Read More

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

We can’t all jet off to Paris or Mexico for a luxurious, week-long bachelorette extravaganza full of expensive champagne and day-long spa treatments. But we CAN steal some of the stars’ best bachelorette party ideas for our own! Here are nine tips for organizing a killer bachelorette party for your favorite bride-to-be, no celebrity status required: 1. Ditch the sash for something DIY. For her bachelorette bash in Mexico last weekend, Lauren Conrad’s pals put her in an adorable oversized gauze... Read More

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Flowers play a huge role in setting the tone for a couple's wedding day. But with so many options, many brides can feel stressed and overwhelmed when it comes time to choose and order their floral arrangements. So we decided to consult an expert. A professional event and wedding florist for over ten years, Anne Moore is an accredited member of the highly selective American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and the owner of Amoré Floral Designs in Walla Walla, WA, one of the Northwest's premiere... Read More

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a tricky tradition to get right. You want to show appreciation to your guests for attending your special day, but you also don't want to spend a bundle on top of all your other wedding expenses, or send them home with something forgettable they'll just end up throwing away. Thankfully, we live in an age when brilliant crafters and DIY queens rule the internet (and get married along the way), and who are full of great ideas for wedding favors that are easy, affordable, and unforgettable.... Read More

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