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Have you heard the word on Benjamin Adams Bridal Shoes?

Oct 28, 2011

Bridal dresses, bridesmaids gowns, flower girl dresses, we place so much emphasis on the dress, it’s time to address the most essential part of every bride’s outfit – her shoes. The bridal shoes you choose are a part of your dream coming true! Benjamin Adams bridal shoes are just the kind to make all your dreams come true.

Here’s what you need to know about Benjamin Adams Bridal Shoes to match them to your bridal dress.

-  A sparkling sandal shoe is perfect for a beach wedding. The slim heel makes it a perfect fit for an indoor wedding.
-  Demure enough to not distract from the gown trim, a formal flat bridal shoe hides under a big extravagant dress. Still, it’s fabulous enough to keep wearing during the reception if you change into a shorter reception dress.
-  Working with a shorter hemline? You’ll love one of our vintage or high heel bridal shoes. These shoes have a lot to say, from tip to toe!

You know that perfect shoe you’ve always want to wear but never had a change to? Your wedding is the day to wear them! In fact, get two pair! One for the wedding ceremony and one for the reception – making you and your heels happy!

How to Get Long Distance Wedding Dress Advice from Bridesmaids

Oct 20, 2011

When you can’t be with the ones that you love, well it doesn’t mean they can’t still be your bridesmaids! While many best friends move apart, emotionally you’ll always remain just as close of friends as ever. All of the bridesmaid’s duties such as providing hands on advice on the wedding dress, helping with decorations and making favors seem like impossible tasks once you realize the time and distance separating your bridesmaids!

So how can you still get that old school connection with your bridesmaids?
- Set up regular Skype or Oovoo dates to see each other online. You’ll be able to stay on the line, without having that cramp in your neck that comes from holding a phone under shoulder the whole time. Also, you’ll be able to show her your wedding dress from all angles and have her help accessorize all over the video chat!
- Use texting to your benefit. Have a question, text your friends! Many brides admit to texting photos of the many wedding dresses they try on to friends in order to get their opinion.
- Create a Facebook group for all of your bridesmaids, and make polls so they can all vote letting you know their favorite picks!

Bridesmaids are going to be there for you during the entire wedding planning process, no matter what! How do you plan on getting your bridesmaids help?

DIY vs. Buy: Our Guide to Wedding Decisions from Wedding Dresses to Deserts

Oct 14, 2011

Hand stitched every gift, made her own hair pieces, and baked all the deserts; sure some brides have the talent, time, and resources to do it all. To be the ultimate DIY bride though, you need all three of those things. Missing just one and you’re going to need to say no to the flower arrangement classes and just order them! Some things are just easier, and done better, when bought. Here’s our advice for when to buy and when to D.I.Y.

Talent & Time to Spare
If you have a special talent, in as baking, decorating, music, etc. then embrace it for your wedding. Just remember that there are time constraints. Sure, you’d rather be arranging your own music to walk down the aisle to – but this means sacrificing your wedding planning time for something else. While you may be an excellent seamstress, picking out your dream wedding dress and then making your own alterations can be great alternative to crafting your own dress by hand. You don’t have to cater your entire wedding, but can cook the rehearsal dinner, just the cake for the reception, or just make your favorite desert as wedding favors.

You don’t have to go above and beyond everybody’s expectations – your wedding it about meeting your own expectations and having the dream day of your life! Have a wedding that you’ll be gushing about for years to come!

5 Pinked Out Wedding Ideas

Oct 7, 2011

Just like you can’t ignore your yearly check up, we would never want to ignore the fact that this October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. While it’s not something every bride has to worry about, it is something she should be knowledgeable about. One of the easiest ways to spread awareness is by getting pinked out.

Here are five of our favorite ways, both bold and traditional, that you can pink out your wedding for breast cancer awareness cause.

  1. Dye your hair and your bridesmaids pink! Sure it’s bold, but for a bride who’s lost her mother or mother-in-law to be to breast cancer, what better way to remember her in an uplifting mood.
  2. Create pink runners and pink seat coverings. Color really makes a church wedding pop, rather than the typical pew colors.
  3. Pick a popping hot pink boutonniere for the groomsmen and matching pink flowers in your own bouquet among a mix of reds, violets, and white flowers.
  4. For the wedding reception, feel free to pull on a pair of hot pink flip flops to dance the night away in.
  5. Tie a big pink sash around your dress. You’ll still be rocking the traditional white wedding dress, but embracing your flirty side with the pink waistband.

How will you be pinking out for October?

Monica Parkkonen Photography: Babies and Bellies, Children and Weddings Photography

Oct 6, 2011

A photographer with an eye on the beautiful and the precious, Monica Parkkonen Photography has an skill for fabulous wedding looks and is located here in South Carolina. From the time you say I do, to your very first newborn, Parkkonen Photography captures stunning moments to forever treasure. We were thrilled to stumble upon such a talented photographer in ParkkonenPhotography.com.

In 2010 Parkkonen Photography was named a top photography on theknot.com. While Parkkonen Photography is a local, South Carolina based photography wedding service Monica has shot not just all around the country, but also out of the country! What a globe trotter! We love a photographer who does it all, and Parkkonen Photography is one of those, doing wedding packages, child photography, adoption photo sessions, and fresh at the hospital baby photos.

Check out Parkkonen Photography’s work at her photography site, or keep up on her most recent work on her photography blog or on Facebook.

We Love GoodmanPhotography.com!

Oct 5, 2011

Untraditional and untrendy photography? Goodman Photography gives a good look at how wedding photography can be really different. When we came across GoodmanPhotography.com, located right here in Greenville, SC, we were thrilled to find out that they had shot a few of our wedding dresses. We were just so impressed with their style and flair, we had to cover them here in our blog.

Anita and Ryan Goodman, the couple behind the lens, have been working together since 2001 to capture real moments in a real way. They’ve received various honors and awards, but more importantly continues to take fantastic photos capturing every special moment of a special day.

Goodman Photography provides a fun take on the traditional wedding, bridal, engagement and senior portraits! Check out their most recent shoots over at GoodmanPhotography.com, and like them on Facebook and Twitter.