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Now That’s What I Call Marriage: Volume 4

Aug 31, 2013

Make sure your bridal wedding dress is looking perfect because it’s time for your first dance. New music is fun to sing and dance to, and you’ll want your guests to have a great time – but in the tenderest moments, only the classics will do. Here are some timeless songs that give your wedding day the stamp of musical approval from the greats!

1. “At Last” – Etta James

2. “The Best Is Yet To Come” – Frank Sinatra

3. “The Rose” – Bette Midler

4. “Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

5. “Your Song” – Elton John

6. “One Moment In Time” – Whitney Houston

7. “In the Still of the Night” – The Five Satins

8. “Come Fly With Me” – Frank Sinatra

9. “The Wonder of You” – Elvis Presley

10. “Unchained Melody” – Righteous Brothers

11. “Come Rain or Come Shine” – Ray Charles

12. “As Time Goes By” – Dooley Wilson

13. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra

14. “Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole

15. “Chances Are” – Johnny Mathis

16. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” – Elton John

17. “Innamorata” – Dean Martin

18. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

19. “When a Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge

20. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams

We hope you enjoy this mix of old and new favorites for your wedding! Did we miss your favorite timeless wedding song? Let us know, and maybe it will be featured in our next wedding playlist.


Choosing a 2014 Bridal Dress

Aug 23, 2013

Choosing your 2014 bridal dress is one of the most important fashion decisions you’ll make in your life. The dress you choose should reflect your personality, taste and lifestyle. The color, style and embellishments all come together to make your day a memorable one.

One of the most important features of a wedding dress is the dresses color and pattern. Some brides choose a traditional white wedding dress, or an off white wedding dress, such as candlelight or champagne. If you enjoy following the latest trends try on 2014 bridal dresses in shades of blush. It has just the slightest hint of pink that is flattering to most skin tones.

Details and embellishments make your dress pop. Fabric gathered into floral designs to accentuate your waist, shoulder or bust line are a new look for the upcoming season. Beautiful lace, beads and sparkly crystals also add a magical effect to your gown.

Selecting your sleeve type is another important consideration. Many gowns are sleeveless, while others have long or 3/4 length sleeves. Slim brides or those with shapely arms may choose a flattering cap sleeve.

Whether you choose a sleek, column style gown or one reminiscent of Cinderella, your dress choice is the key to a breathtaking wedding day. What type of wedding dress is your favorite?


How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Wedding Dress

Aug 16, 2013

Finding the perfect wedding dress is difficult for any bride to be, but when most bridal boutiques only have dress samples in sizes 8, 10 or 12, it can be an absolute headache for a plus sized bride. That’s why we’ve put together some tips on what to look for in a plus size wedding dress. This guide should help you make a more informed decision, and hopefully help you find a wedding dress faster.

Consider your body shape

The first step toward choosing the right plus sized wedding dress is knowing your body shape. The ideal dress varies depending on our body shape. An hourglass or pear shaped bride should lean toward A-line dresses while apple or square shaped brides should consider something with an empire waist.

Consider the material

Heavy fabrics can have the tendency of making people look heavier. Gowns made from lighter fabrics like silk taffeta or organza give the opposite appearance. Light overlays of lace can enhance the airy look of a dress and help conceal imperfections.

Consider any adornments

Adornments like beads or crystals add visual weight to a dress. The placement of adornments near the bust or waistline can draw the eye to areas you may not want to accentuate. Use your discretion when trying on a dress with intricate bead work to be sure the design flatters your figure.

Know Your Numbers

Wedding dresses are not sized like regular clothing. It’s not uncommon for a wedding dress to be sized 2 sizes larger than a regular dress.  If you typically wear a size 16, you would wear a size 18 in a bridal dress. If you’re tall or petite it’s important to find a dress that accommodates you.


Timeless Wedding Traditions: Something Blue

Aug 9, 2013

Unlike the other lines in this traditional wedding rhyme, something blue is open to interpretation. It doesn’t have to be something as simple as a blue bridal sash or veil. Incorporating something blue invites a creativity you don’t really have with the other three “must haves.” Let’s take a look at some of the creative ways you can incorporate blue into your special occasion.

- A blue bouquet can be a beautiful accent to a white or ivory gown. With so many beautiful blue flowers to choose from, it’s a great way to incorporate a pop of blue.

- Blue suede shoes? Well maybe not, but you can certainly have the bottoms of your wedding day heels painted blue. Think of it as a bridal twist on that famous Christian Louboutin look.

- Sparking sapphires are a beautiful blue accent that can be worn on in any piece of jewelry. Whether it’s a ring, a pendant or a set of earrings, sapphires are always stylish!

- Nail polish is an easy way to incorporate a beautiful soft shade of blue. It’s important to consider your jewelry and makeup when choosing a blue nail polish. You don’t want to pick a shade that will become the center of attention.

- A blue garter or blue lingerie can be a more intimate way to sneak a little blue into your ceremony.

Whatever blue you choose, be sure it’s a compliment to your bridal gown. The blue item is a wonderful opportunity to enhance any bridal ensemble. Don’t let it upstage the things that really matters on your wedding day.