A Stress Free Wedding Day.

March 22, 2018

Take the Stress out of your Wedding Day…Plan Ahead!

One of the biggest challenges of putting on a wedding is that everything happens in ONE hectic day. That puts a lot of stress and strain on a bride which can ripple into anxiety. But it doesn’t have to. Your wedding day can be a day of pure delight… provided you’ve planned ahead.

One of the biggest concerns for DIY brides is often the set-up and tear down of your wedding decor. You’ll be busy primping, prepping and enjoying yourself- you won’t be anywhere near the scene of your venue during set up.…

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March 21, 2018

Last September, we created five cakes for the February/March issue of Brides magazine. All five cakes were different–in shape, style, and design–but each contained a botanical element. Below are the images we used for inspiration, the final cake, and the photo in the mag.


Jewel tones against a chocolate fondant backdrop inspired by Dutch still life. This cake featured sugar flowers, leaves, and blackberries.


Inspired by the hipster renaissance in Palm Spring, this cake had a retro-meets-modern vibe, pairing a vintage pink with wafer paper monstera leaves.


This cake paired a chinoiserie pattern cut out of wafer paper with sugar magnolias.…

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March 20, 2018

Looking for a DIY Wedding Cake Design? Erin Obrein Cake Design has the perfect advice.

I first met Jacqueline Butler of Petalsweet Cakes on twitter about nine years ago. We both lived in Southern California (she in San Diego and I in Long Beach), and were both passionate about cake design. I admired Jacqueline’s reserved use of color (she’s the pastel pink to my neon), her stylized flower designs, and her flawless cakes. Early on in our cyber friendship, I had a sugar flower crisis, and reached out to Jacqueline for help. To be precise, I had a wayward spinning petal, no idea what to do about it, and a looming cake design deadline.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Dressing Up Your Bridesmaids

March 19, 2018

There are so many things that a future bride needs to think about. And while they’re not doing it all alone, they often take on most of the responsibilities. From the flowers to the canapés, the planning list goes on and on. One of the listed tasks: the outfits. Not only her own, but also for a large part of the wedding party, including her bridesmaids’ dresses. It’s not a simple task, but with a few simple guidelines, you can turn it into a fun and rewarding experience.

 Set a budget

First things first: you are allowed to ask your bridesmaids to pay for the dresses themselves.…

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Roses That Last a Year After Your Wedding Day

March 16, 2018

Roses are not always red, and you don’t always have to toss them out after a few days. Enter Venus ET Fleur, offering beautiful, real roses that last for one year. Why waste money on blooms from the bodega (that you’ll have to constantly replace) when you can enjoy one of these arrangements all year long? This thoughful gift is worth the splurge.

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After Seema Bansal received a subpar floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day from her then-boyfriend (now fiancé), Sunny Chadha, the couple was inspired to transform the online floral industry. With this goal in mind, the concept behind Venus ET Fleur was born — fresh roses that retain their color, scent, and texture for as long as a year.…

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30 Unique Wedding Hair Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

March 15, 2018

If you’re searching for wedding hair ideas, you may have noticed there’s a particular… look that has been prescribed to how you wear your hair on your wedding day. It’s always long, and requires a certain finesse with a curling iron (or at the very least, hair that responds well to said curling iron). In recent years, the wedding industry has at least opened its doors to wedding braids (and thank the textured gods for that), but otherwise? It can seem like slim pickings. Which is weird, because there are basically as many kinds of hairstyles as there are people getting married. …

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Get the Look: Oscar-Worthy Wedding Gowns & Accessories

March 14, 2018

According to Bridal Guide:

The 90th annual Academy Awards were filled with glitz and glamour (I know I’m not the only one who was mesmerized by those dazzling backdrops), so it’s only apropos that many celebs looked like they were dressed to say “I Do.” Shades of white, blush, metallic and more graced the red carpet and the stars showed us how to shine bright with their jaw-droppingly beautiful accessories.

Here’s how you can achieve some of our favorite looks from Hollywood’s biggest night: 


Bows were a huge trend at Bridal Fashion Week last season and this one-shoulder bow/flutter sleeve hybrid is an elegant wedding-day look.

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Long and Flowy Veils

March 13, 2018

Keep in mind the following when shopping for your veil:

► Your veil should complement your look, not compete with it.
► Simple gowns will offset any intricate lace or beadwork on your veil.
► Heavily beaded or laced gowns look best with sheer or transparent fabric veils (silk chiffon, voile, or organza).
► A blusher, a single layer worn over your face during procession, can be added to any veil.

Now, onto the long veils!

The Waltz Veil

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Photo Credits: QC Weddings,BrideChic

Waltz veils (also called the Ballet Veil) normally end between the calf of the leg and the ankle.…

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Sweet Dessert Bars for Your Wedding

March 12, 2018

Let’s face it: we all ate wedding cake plenty of times, and it always tasted the same. If you are lucky, it will be decadent chocolate or red velvet, but if you’re not, you will end up with a mouthful of fondant and sugar paste. But, unless you want to really disturb the order of the universe, you shouldn’t omit the cake altogether, since it’s such a statement centerpiece at any wedding ceremony. Luckily, there is an alternative: you can have a wedding cake (even a fake one) for show, and then arrange a dessert table around it, where the guests will really get their sweet fix.…

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Stylish Wedding Shoes You’ll Wear Again

March 9, 2018

The best complement to any wedding dress? Killer shoes. Picking the perfect pair of bridal heels is a big decision — and usually a big investment. Rather than splurging on a one-time-only pair of kicks, consider an option that you’ll get milage out of post-nuptials. To get your shoe search started, we found 10 wedding-worthy pairs that will transition from the aisle to the office, cocktail party, date night, and beyond.

For the classic bride looking to make subtle yet stylish statement, we love Jimmy Choo’s pale-mint pumps. Feeling bold? Silver Mary Jane heels from Reed Krakoff would pop against a flirty knee-length hemline.…

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The 10 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

March 8, 2018

For nature lovers: Ladera Hotel
Soufriere, St. Lucia

All you need to set the scene for a special proposal is a room looking out over the dramatic Piton mountains. A private plunge pool and a four-poster bed round out the romantic ambience at this adults-only resort. Ladera also hosts destination weddings, so you can revisit the moment by saying your vows with the Pitons as your witness.

For Downton Abbey fanatics: Ashford Castle
Cong, Ireland

Indulge your fantasies of swanning around a turn-of-the-century estate at this sprawling medieval castle. The five-star property offers endless opportunities for proposing, including lake cruises and horseback riding.…

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying an Engagement Ring

March 7, 2018

I don’t think many people — men and women — quite understand the roller coaster of emotions a person goes through while shopping for and picking out an engagement ring. It happened to me. Despite the joy that came with popping the question (I proposed to my wife 8 years ago), I wish I had had someone to tell me the real life secrets that nobody talks about surrounding the ring. Although there are some parts you just have to see for yourself (like when she says yes), I hope to pass along a few helpful hints to those of you on your way to picking “the ring.”


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