Bling bling ring

May 30, 2012

Check out these awesome wedding bands--colorful, edgy, and challenging tradition.

18-karat rose-gold band with pink sapphires and diamonds

18-karat yellow gold band with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires and beaded detail
Katrina Kelly Jewelry

Is your bra doing its job?

May 28, 2012

So many women suffer from wearing the wrong kind of bra. Whether it wrinkles in the cups, the underwire pokes your side, the band rides up, or you're spilling out the cups, it's an issue that is easily fixed. At home in a non-padded bra or braless, measure directly under the bust (or around the bottom of the band if you're in a bra). Make sure the tape measure is level and snug. Round to the nearest whole number. If the number is even, add 4 inches. If it's odd, add 5 inches. This is your band size.

Now wrap the measuring tape loosely around the fullest part of your chest (at the nipple). Round to the nearest whole number, and this is your bust measurement.

Finally to calculate your cup size subtract your band size from your bust measurement then refer to the chart below. Example 37 inches bust -- 34 inches band = 3 inches which is a 34C.

Going the non-traditional route

May 23, 2012

If you're tired of going to weddings that just seem to be a repeat of the wedding you went to last weekend, maybe you're more of a non-traditional bride. Whether you want to make subtle changes by walking down the aisle to a more non-traditional song or whether you want to go completely against tradition and have a themed wedding where guests where costumes and have to be in character, it's totally up to. The possibilities are endless, and at the end of the day all that matters is that the marriage license is signed and that you and your guests had fun.

Here are some other ideas for ways to step out of the traditional box (some are extreme and some are more subdued):

Flower budget

May 09, 2012

The price of flowers can depend on where the flower is coming from as it may or may not be in season near you as well as how difficult it is to grow, etc. Most brides search the Internet and magazines for photos of bouquets that they love then take the pictures into a florist, unaware of what the cost might be. Here are a few tips on ways you can save on your flower budget:

Cinco de Mayo!

May 02, 2012

Whether your family hails from Mexico or not, the 5th of May is always reason to celebrate (just like March 17). Contrary to popular belief Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, but it commemorates the Mexican militia beating the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Whatever your reasons for celebrating the holiday, here are some pictures and tips from a cute little Cindo de Mayo set up we did with Pink Poppy Event Designs.

The Hispanic culture is all about bright colors so try to incorporate as much color into your motif as possible. We used this table as the food table with the large paper circles on the wall behind and then a donkey piƱata in the center.

Shrimp cocktails and lemons