Saturday, April 17, 2010

Let Your Feet Do The Talking

Everyone knows your shoes can make or break an outfit. There is no exception when it comes to your wedding day ensemble. What's dressing your feet should definitely compliment what's dressing your body. But, whichever style you choose, remember one all-important rule: make sure they are comfortable! You are going to be on your feet the majority of the day, taking pictures, walking around greeting guests, and getting your groove on out there on the dancefloor! My advice: break them in before the big day. Your feet will thank you!

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are a few of my fab finds for the babe on a budget and the sista who can splurge (after all, it is your wedding day!)...

Corrine by Valero Martinez $138

Raquel by Badgley Mischka $190

Randee by Badgley Mischka $215

Gracious by Kate Spade $325

Lightning by Stuart Weitzman $498

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flatter Your Figure: Choosing the Right Dress For Your Body Type

You're getting married and you can't wait to pick out the dress of your know, the one you've been dreaming about since you were a little girl. All you know is you're going to look FABULOUS and be the center of attention...the princess you were destined to be! But, (there's always a but!) before you can choose the perfect wedding dress, there a some things you must consider.

What's your body type, and what should you look for in a dress to compliment your figure?

If you are...

Pear Shaped - Small bust and waist with fuller hips. Look for dresses that deflect attention away from your lower half and bring width to your upper half.

Full Figured - Fuller bust, hips, and waistline. Look for a dress that will help minimize your waistline and create the illusion of smaller hips and thighs.

Petite - Short, thin, small bust, hips, and waistline. Look for a dress with vertical lines that appear to lengthen your frame.

Hourglass - Curvy but proportional; full bust and hips with small waistline. Look for a dress that will accentuate your curves.

Now that you have figured out which body type most closely resembles your shape, you are ready to begin the dress hunt. But before you go, make sure you take a moment to consider the different dress styles:

A-line: Also known as the "princess" cut, this style does not have a defined waist, and it's vertical seam flows from the top to the flared skirt, creating an "A" shape.

Mermaid: For the bride who wants to look sexy, the mermaid style contours against the body then flows out around the knees (similar to a mermaid's tail).

Empire: The Empire dress style has a raised waistline that starts just beneath the bust, then flows over the hips then flairs slightly to the floor.

Column: Also known as the "sheath" style, this dress style has a slim shape that fits closely to the body. The long lines of this style help to create an elongated illusion.

Ball Gown: Like something out of a fairytale, the Ball Gown style is very formal, with a fitted bodice and very full skirt that can hide large hips and thighs. Full Figured

Now that you've completed Wedding Dresses 101, it's time to round up the crew to find the dress that is just right for you!

Happy Dress-Hunting!


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Sunday, April 11, 2010

What's Going On?!

I have been a bad, BAD blogger. If you're like me, you don't like hearing excuses, so I'll keep it simple and honest: I have been a busy woman! But, I am back and ready to present to you the goings-on in the wonderful world of weddings:

Sunday, Apr. 18, 2010

Alisa Benay Bridal Couture Trunk Show
The Bridal Bar
624 North Doheny Dr.
West Hollywood, CA

All brides will receive 10% off gowns, which will include the unveiling of the 2010 Winter Collection and new line "BeLoved by Alisa Benay". This event is by appointment only. Call (303) 646-7055 to schedule an appointment.

Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Show)
Warner Center Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom
21850 Oxnard st.
Woodland Hills, CA

Last Minute Bride (Bridal Boutique)
Valentino's Salon and Spa
1403 West Kenneth Rd.
Glendale, CA

There are always last minute details to be filled to make the wedding day perfect, so local businesses are banding together and bringing the last minute bride's one stop bridal shop. This is a free event.

Bridal - Fashion Show
Doubletree Hotel
222 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA

Meet some of the Inland Empires most distinguished wedding professionals offering everything you need to plan for your perfect wedding. There will be a drawing for a free wedding gown!

Saturday, Apr. 24, 2010

Eco Event for the Bride
Mon Amie Bridal Salon
355 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA

Learn how to incorporate green elements into your wedding planning, meet with eco-friendly vendors, enjoy a runway fashion show, and have a chace to win a give-away! Call (714) 546-5700 for more info.

Monday, Apr. 25, 2010

"Get It Started" (Bridal Show)
Universal City Hilton
555 Universal Terrace Pkwy
Universal City, CA

Brides-to-be, here is your chance to find all the services you need in one location. $7 + 1 free guest with online registration.

Premiere Bridal Show
Long Beach Convention Center

Showcasing southern California's top wedding professionals. Shop, preview, and get insights and advice from the leading wedding experts. Admission is $10

Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010

Evening With the Masters
Marina Del Rey Hotel
13534 Bali Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Come spend an intimate evening with some of the wedding industry's finest professionals who know the in's and out's of making your wedding the best it can be. $5 admission with a guest. RSVP for free admission to or call (818) 788-5305

WSEA Wedding Faire
Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave
Hawthorn, CA 90250

Come out for a chance to meet with premier wedding specialists. Cost is $5 w/ advance registration, $7 at the door

Happy Planning!