Friday, April 23, 2010

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

Well, my husband is mine. But my engagement ring may be a close second.

Following my post from a few days ago, remember that you don't have to be a celebrity to wear gorgeous gems when you get engaged...

Thanks to Facebook, brides-to-be are sharing every step of their wedding with their friends -- from engagement through honeymoon.

Here are some photos of my friends' rings that surely make these ladies feel like stars.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Celebrity Bling

Because we all drool over the rocks that the stars are wearing... I love looking at celebrity engagement rings. This will be one of my new favorite post topics!

Ashlee Simpson Wentz

Beyonce Knowles

Eva Longoria Parker

Gisele Bundchen

Hilary Duff

Katherine Heigl

Katherine McPhee

Mariah Carey

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dress of the Day

Today's dress comes from Claire Pettibone's bridal collection. The style, called Larissa, is a strapless ivory French cotton voile empire gown with tulle overlay with a large peach silk rose and ribbon.

I love how flowy the dress is. I'm also totally into oversized accents, so I also adore the large flower on the back of the gown. It calls for a sleek up-do for the bride's hair, so everyone can see the floral detail. The peach shade of the flower is just right amount of delicate color.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

My White Wedding

My favorite wedding, of course, is my own. :)
I created an inspiration board for a white wedding with photos from my perfect day.

Here is what is in the photos:
My dress - Aurora by Amsale (from the Blue Label collection)
Calla Lily arrangements
My bouquet of white roses, mini calla lilies and stephanotis
Our cake! Accented with the same flowers from my bouquet
The best wedding shoes ever! Grant by Jimmy Choo
My veil by Bride's Head Revisited
My seating cards -- calligraphy by ME!
Hydrangea centerpieces with crystal strands wrapped around the vase
Ceremony programs
Our first dance! :)
My bridesmaids - dresses by Amsale
My custom-made letterpress invitations!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Essie Wedding Collection

Essie - one of my most beloved nail color brands - just launched their Wedding Collection. Six creamy colors offer the right amount of color for your nails on your most special day!

Colors include: BBF Best Boyfriend (a classic creamy mauve), Main Squeeze (a shimmering lilac cream), Petal Pink (a sweet and subtle creamy pink), Pillow Talk (a sheer and sultry nude), Show Me The Ring (an iridescent pearl) and Walk Down The Aisle (a fresh and creamy white). Each color is $8.

You can also purchase a Mini 4 piece collection which includes Petal Pink, Walk Down The Aisle, Show Me The Ring and Main Squeeze. $17 for the set.

Purchase these colors at the online Essie Boutique.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dress of the Day

Today's Dress of the Day is from the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2010 Collection.

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The style is called Bernadette. It is an ivory re-embroidered lace jewel neckline sheath gown with modified trumpet skirt.

I adore this dress. It looks perfect for a warm spring day. Even though I took the strapless route for my own gown, I love wedding gowns with straps. The straps are delicate and not overpowering.

Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 New York Weddings Event

NYC Brides! The 2010 New York Weddings Event is being held THIS Wednesday, April 7 from 5-8 pm.

"As you sip cocktails and stroll through the elegant Metropolitan Pavilion, you’ll encounter all the people and resources you need to plan your special celebration: the city’s top jewelers, caterers, photographers, bridal fashion designers, venue liaisons, planners, tabletop brands and much more."

Get your tickets NOW!

twobirds bridesmaid

What a simple, but genius concept! One dress, endless ways to wear it. Imagine, you can wear the dress one way for the ceremony and change it for the reception, but then wear it a totally different way to the wedding you are invited to in a few weeks. Chic. The costs are totally reasonable for the dresses in the collection, ranging from $270-395. Brides - your 'maids will wear these again. I want one and I'm not even a bridesmaid right now! :)