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How to Have your Own Royal Wedding

Apr 28, 2011

Be your own princess!

Be your own princess!

What did she wear? How did she do her hair? The wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is going to be the talk in wedding circles for years to come – making it the standard for years of royal wedding styles.

Make your wedding a royal event with these suggestions:

  • Treat yourself like a princess for one afternoon. Take a day off from preparations for a little “me time” and pamper yourself unlike you feel like royalty.
  • Dazzle with a bridal tiara, rather than a traditional veil. Make a royal entrance in a carriage! Arrive to the reception in true royal fashion in a horse drawn carriage.
  • Plan a royal honeymoon, with your Prince Charming. If exotic locations aren’t your thing, why not visit site of the royal wedding in Westminster Abbey in London?

It’s a fact; every bride is considered royalty when it comes to her prince. How did your Prince Charming sweep you off your feet?

Fit for a Royal Wedding!

Apr 25, 2011

Be your own princess

Be your own princess

If you’re following the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton like us, you’ll see there is a lot of speculation and rumors. We’re just dying for more details of the princess-to-be’s wedding dress!

Here’s what we have heard:

  • The designer of the royal wedding dress is a relative unknown, Sophie Cranston.
  • The dress is an ivory, satin and lace number done in a Renaissance style.
  • There will be a ten foot train and pearl button detail like Princess Diana’s dress.
  • The bride will be wearing pearl and diamonds jewelry, borrowed from the Queen.

We’re not the only ones eagerly awaiting a peek at the ivory lace wedding dress that Kate will be walking down the aisle in. Apparently they’ll be keeping the groom hidden away from any live camera broadcasts as well, so there’s no chance of glimpsing the bride before the wedding.

What traditional customs do you plan on following? Will you be borrowing something old or not letting the groom see your dress until the ceremony?

What to Wear: Dressing the Groom and his Groomsmen

Apr 11, 2011

Dress the guys up right!

Dress the guys up right!

The groom’s party is almost as important as the bridal party. Their biggest job is to make sure that the groom looks fantastic beside his bride. Generally, groom’s tuxedo can be black, white or gray, but for 2011, gray is swiftly becoming the color of choice.

Popular gray tuxedos aren’t limited to just one shade or style. Everything is in, from the darkest charcoal grays to pale grays.  This means a lot of great tuxedo styles to choose from, for the groom and his groomsmen.  Here are a few trends in arranging the ideal groomsmen and wedding party.

  • Want the groom and bride to pop in wedding photos? Have the groomsmen in a completely different color – matching the bridesmaids – while the groom matches the bride.
  • Include the patriarchs in the party. More weddings are including the father and grandfather as part of the groomsmen in matching tuxedos. A great touch to the family photos for the day!
  • For upcoming spring and summer wedding styles, many grooms choose a lighter colored tuxedo styles. White tuxedoes are always in fashion for a summer beach wedding.

What big plans do you have for your bridesmaids and groomsmen?

Accessories for a Summer Wedding Dress

Apr 8, 2011

Love lace? Make sure your accessories match!

Love lace? Make sure your accessories match!

So many brides come in with accessorizing questions. Recently, a bride came in who asked, “What type of gloves and jackets are appropriate for a summer wedding dress?”

What a great question!  If you plan on having a formal wedding, a long sleeve or glove always looks gorgeous, but only for an indoor, air conditioned summer wedding where the temperature can be controlled.

For an outdoor wedding, try to think of your comfort before looks in the humid or hot weather. Remember that part of looking great on your wedding day is to feel great! You might want to go without the sleeves or the gloves completely. Or look for a fingerless or sheer glove that gives room to breathe.

For any type of accessory, whether sleeves, jacket, shoes or a headpiece, use your dress as a guide. If your dress has lace, look for lace gloves, if it has a particular beading you enjoy, find a headpiece with that beading. It’s the small things that complete the outfit and make your day perfect!

What accessories do you plan on wearing with your wedding dress?