Obviously I love all things wedding-centric and I especially get excited when more and more companies enter into the wedding industry. The latest additions are Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld's, British powerhouse company TopShop and BeBe. Isaac and Bebe's lines are currently available and TopShop will be debuting in June... just in time for the summertime newly engaged!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Go ahead... give your best guess! Let me know how well you did on the FCW facebook page!
Wedding or party? Here is the answer.
Wedding or party? Here is the answer.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
With all the protocol and decorum associated with weddings, they are still a day of fun and celebration. For a lot of couples, having all their favorite people in one place is somewhat rare, so you better take advantage of all the photo ops! One way is to stage funny groomsmen, bridesmaids and complete wedding party photos complete with props and silliness. As always, make sure to give a heads up to your planner and photographer. Here are a few I found online that had me cracking up, enjoy!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
It's that time again, all the most fabulous designers have debuted their spring 2013 bridal collections and they are so, so, so many fabulous gowns! Without any further delay...
#1. Vera Wang. Stunning as always and now doing bridal in red, check out the full collection here.
#2. Oscar de la Renta. Elegant and edgy, check out the full collection here.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Many couples want to incorporate their loved ones into the big day and celebrating the life of those who have passed is no different. There are various ways to highlight these loved ones in both the ceremony and reception, I have picked a few of my favorites ways for some inspiration.
#1. Photos. Probably the most common and the most diverse way to remember loved ones, photos can be used in many ways throughout the wedding day. This bride kept her loved ones close by putting a photo locket on her wedding dress' belt while others choose to attach a photo locket to their bouquet. Another way is to set up a special space at the reception with photos and rememberance candles, which a FCW client did for her wedding in April 2011.
Williams wedding 4.2.11, photo credit: KRR Photography Ltd.
#2. Ceremony. It is such a nice gesture to include a short note about all the loved ones both you and your future spouse will miss on this special day. Another idea is to include any readings or songs that remind you of these people. Some couples choose to incorporate rememberance into the wedding ceremony by set aside single white roses (or any flower you choose) to give to the direct family members of those who have passed on or simpy having a rememberance table. If you have immediate family members who have passed on, leaving an empty chair is a powerful gesture.
#3. Reception. Having a dessert bar? Use some of your favorite family recipes and share Grandma/Mom/Aunt Becky's delicious treats with all your guests! Favors are another special way to honor loved ones with a donation to a favorite charity or cause. Some charities like the American Heart Association will even gift you special favor cards to explain to guests where the donation is going and why.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Keeping up with the wedding & event planning blogs feels like a full time job itself but the reward definitely is worth it. I am so inspired daily by other event planners and real weddings that I have to share my favorite finds every now and again. Enjoy!
How adorable are these handkerchief invitations! Oh and the bride designed them herself. Talk about a sweet keepsake. Frame this baby in a shadow box with other day of stationary and maybe a wedding photo- hello parent gifts!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
There are so many ways for a groom to be both handsome and comfortable on the big day. Modern day grooms and groomsmen have a plethora of options for wedding attire. I've picked a few of my favorite personalized items to ensure stylish and happy men, enjoy!
First up, if you like Converse then you might have already seen their newest design idea. Converse's Create & Customize option allows brides and grooms to personalize wedding day chucks with names, dates and pretty much any words you want. Check the site for specific pricing and order details, making sure you allow enough time for delivery without cutting it too close to the big day.
For the groom & his guys who want a splash of awesome up top, Cyperoptix offers a wide range of colorful & awesome ties. This is a great option for wedding attire that is right in between informal and formal. Attire rules are less rigid now so don't be afraid to dress up suits with a pop of personalization.
Monday, April 2, 2012
In my opinion it is always best to go with professionals on your wedding day for hair & make up. However, there are so many pre-wedding events (engagement party, engagement photo session, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, etc.) that need extra styling, which could break your budget if you use a professional each time. Luckily for brides, there are many resources online to help kick your game up a notch. I've picked a few of my favorite recent beauty posts for brides to experiment with for the big days before the big day. Enjoy!
#1. Sweet halo braid. This look has come a long way from Heidi references thanks to celebrities showing it off lately. The Wedding Chicks give a great tutorial on how to halo your hair.
#2. False eyelashes. Offbeat bride posted a great article on demystifying the technique of how to (correctly) apply false eyelashes. This one gets me everytime and I'm very psyched to try this girl's advice.