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July 27th, 2012

Make sure your wedding day is unforgettable for you and your guests by adding sentimental touches that will have your guests oohing and ahhing. If you want to wow them you’re going to have to go the extra mile. It helps if you ’re crafty but don’t worry if you’re not, that’s why we have Etsy.com (so others can DIY for us)!

There’s no limit or rules to follow as to how or where to add these special touches. It’s up to you to be to a little creative and if you get stuck you can always seek help from Pinterest! Here are some great sentimental ideas you can use to make your wedding day more special:

1)Incorporate the story of how you both met into your heartfelt vows

2)You can wear a family member’s wedding dress or incorporate pieces that family members wore on their wedding day to your bridal look

3)Borrow family member’s jewelry (earrings, necklace, broche)  

4)Decorate the reception space with childhood photos of you and your groom  

Here are some examples of how brides added sentimental finishing touches to their wedding day!

Via: allyouneedisloveevents.com

Via: mywedding.com

Via: etsy.com

Via: pinterest.com

Via: beyondbeyond.co.uk

 

Take a look at other finishing touches in our That Special Touch Pinterest board!

 

July 25th, 2012

My pick for Dress of the Week is style 3656. This strapless satin sweetheart has a 2-inch satin bias band. The bodice has beaded lace with a Basque waist that continues with a full tulle skirt. There is delicate scattered beading on the skirt and has a lace up back. The dress is shown in Ivory/Blush but it’s also available in Ivory/Silver and White/Silver.

Why I love itThe beaded work throughout the dress is simply gorgeous! If you want to add some sparkle without blinding your guests this is the perfect dress. I can already picture how the subtle beading throughout the skirt will sparkle when the couple steps onto the dance floor for their first dance.

Perfect forThe bride who wants to feel like a true princess! It’s the full tulle skirt and the way the bodice hits at the hips just right that makes this dress perfect for a fairytale wedding.

Leave a comment below and tell me what dress I should choose next week!

July 24th, 2012

We know that apart from the wedding dress your guests are dying to see the wedding cake. They’ll ask themselves, How many layers will it have? What flavor will they choose? Will they have wedding toppers? Surprise your guests by ditching the traditional 4-layered chocolate cake with fondant, decorative ribbons and flowers.

If you’re looking to change things up with something other than cupcakes or cake pops here are some great alternatives to the traditional wedding cake:

Pies

Via: greenweddingshoes.com

Milk and Cookies

Via: weddingwire.com

Cannolis

Via: jennyhansen.blogspot.com

Ice Cream Table

Via: holidaysville.com

Chocolate Covered Apple

Via: ohmychocolate.com

 

What do you think about these delicious alternatives?

July 5th, 2012

This week’s top pick is style 3666. This popular mermaid dress is fun and sexy while still exuding elegance. It adds the right amount of drama and charm without being overbearing. You’ll be able to wow your guests but won’t have to worry about it being uncomfortable because you’ll still be able to dance the night away with your groom. 

Why I love it: It accentuates all of your natural curves and even though it is snug on the body the ruching camouflages your mid section. 

Perfect for: A bride that is looking to wow her groom as he gets his first glimpse of her as she graciously walks down the aisle. This dress is versatile and can work for a country chic or a city glam bride.

This ruched strapless sweetheart created from shimmer charmeuse is shown in ivory but is also available in white. The mermaid cut is accentuated with the pleated skirt and chapel train. And the finishing touch is the buttons down the back zipper that adds that hint of classic elegance to the look.