Bridesmaid Skirts

11 Feb

Bridesmaid dresses come in every color, style, shape, and texture to satisfy the tastes of every bride out there. But for some, it’s not a dress that they desire, but a skirt.

Outfitting your bridal party in skirts and a matching top can be just as beautiful as a set of dresses, and can be a fun way to incorporate more than one color into the outfits. If you go for a patterned skirt, stick with a solid color top to balance it out, and if you’re going monochromatic, consider a bright sash to spice it up! Check out these pictures from Edyta SzyszloMints DesignThe Knot, and Snippet and Ink for some adorable ideas!

What do you think? Would you consider skirts instead of dresses for your bridesmaids?

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

10 Feb

We’re used to them being in the spotlight, but when it comes to their friends’ and sisters’ weddings, celebrities can take on a supporting role while the bride has her big day. We’ve compiled some celebrity bridesmaids pictures from Celebrity Bride Guide and gossip mags US Weekly and Life&Style. What do you think? Which bridesmaid look is your favorite?

We’ve seen her as a bride, but here Khloe Kardashian takes on the bridesmaid role for actress Khadijah Haqq and football player Bobby McCray’s nuptials.

While it’s debatable whether the girls from The Hills are “celebrities,” we can’t deny that Stephanie Pratt looks adorable in this floor-length yellow bridesmaid dress.

Wearing green, Rachel Bilson makes a beautiful bridesmaid!

Blue was the color of choice in these two recent weddings. Britney Spears donned a light blue, while Tori Spelling looks adorable in this deeper shade of royal.

From co-girlfriends to bridesmaids, The Girls Next Door’s Holly Madison and Bridgette Marquette wear pink for Kendra Wilkinson’s wedding.

The always beautiful Jessica Alba walks down the aisle with beau Cash Warren—but not to tie the knot themselves this time!

We may be used to seeing her flaunt her curves, but here Jessica Biel wears a conservative brown bridesmaid gown.

Married to Boston’s own Ben Affleck, Jennifer Gardner looks adorable as a bridesmaid.

Staying Warm and Cozy with Etsy’s MeganFabulous

9 Feb

The Boston-based talent behind the Etsy shop meganfabulous has a self-described “SERIOUS knitting habit,” and, judging by her fingerless arm warmers, scarves, and flower pins, also a “SERIOUS” knitting talent. Using hand-spun, hand-dyed, and, when available, local fibers,meganfabulous knits up adorable accessories that would make for perfect bridesmaid gifts!

The hand-warmers and scarf pictured below would make a great gift, especially if your bridesmaids are from the North and having a snowy winter like we are here in Boston!

To style up any blazer or sweater, consider gifting these knitted flower pins.

Besides offering cute clothing accessories, meganfabulous also sells adorable felt acorns that would make an adorable addition to any table setting in an autumn wedding.

Cute, practical, and at a price that can’t be beat—check out meganfabulous during your wedding planning process!

Color Spotlight: Orange Bridesmaid Dresses

8 Feb

Burnt orange, tangerine, and pumpkin. No, these aren’t flavors of desert, they’re bridesmaid dress color options! For fall and winter weddings, a deep auburn color is a beautiful choice, and for the warmer months, think bright or pale shades. These pictures from Intimate WeddingsErin Chris Photography, and Vitalic Photo are great inspiration for any bride’s out there opting for orange.

To get the look for less, check out Bridesmaid Trade! A great way to don your bridesmaids in orange is with THIS tangerine two-piece.

Super Bowl Wedding

7 Feb

After last night’s game, in which the Packers and Steelers met as opposing teams to battle until only one was left standing victorious, it’s hard to picture any sort of union coming from such a face-off. But, as newlyweds Claudio Montenegro and Christine McCoy prove, there can be some alliance between the two teams.

Photo Credit: The Las Vegas Sun

 

Born a die-hard Steelers fan, Montenegro hosts weekly parties at his house (which is equipped with seven TVs in one room, as well as one in the bathroom so that no second of the game is missed), to watch his team play. As reported by The Las Vegas Sun, everything seemed perfect when he met football fan Christine McCoy—except for the small detail that her loyalty belonged to the Packers.

Engaged in October, the couple saw a rare opportunity unfolding as the chances of the Steelers and Packers both making it to the Super Bowl steadily improved, and they decided on having a Super Bowl wedding. Tossing out their traditional wedding plans, guests were asked to wear football jerseys to the ceremony, and for a honeymoon, the couple flew to Dallas to attend the actual big game.

Photo Credit: The Las Vegas Sun

Like the old saying goes, “the couple that plays together, stays together”—but it’s no secret which spouse is starting off the marriage with bragging rights!

February Wedding Flowers

4 Feb

With Valentine’s Day smack-dab in the middle of it, the romance surrounding the month of February is undeniable. On that note, one of the most popular flower color options for bouquets and table arrangements is none other than red. This gorgeous bouquet pictured on Community LiveJournal shows one way to do a red bouquet without resorting to the obvious choice of roses.

Speaking of roses—when planning a February wedding, consider the possible raise in price of certain flowers around Valentine’s Day. Because of the high-demand for roses, florists often raise the price during that hectic mid-month phase. But if this doesn’t daunt you, roses truly make for a beautiful bouquet, as this picture from the Weddingbee boards shows.

If you want to veer from the reds and roses so closely associated with Valentine’s Day, consider a neutral bouquet like this one from Modern Eco Homes. Always a good choice during the winter months, neutral flowers are a beautiful addition to almost any bridal party.

Fresh Roses is a great website for finding other flower options in season during the month of February. Simply drag your mouse over the name of each flower to view pictures and figure out which could work for you in your wedding.

Devastating Fire Results in Inspiring Donation Movement

3 Feb

Every bride hopes for her wedding to go off without a hitch, but happens when the big day plans go up in flames—literally? What could have spelled disaster for brides purchasing their dress from Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn, IL, turned into a rallying of support from the bridal community when the boutique burned down in November.

As recounted by My Fox Chicago, Casie Aulisa saw the flames as she pulled up in front of Eva’s Bridals to pick up her gown. With her wedding just days away, emotions ran high.

“I want to be that princess for a day and it’s really hard,” Aulisa said. “I mean, there’s worse things in the world, but it was a big princess strapless ball gown with vintage lace. So very pretty. And now it’s gone.”

The potential tragedy was avoided, and the wedding days of brides like Aulisa would still have a happy ending, as the community rallied with support. As reported by Mokena Patch, the nearby Pink Slip Boutique asked former brides to donate their wedding dresses to the many women whose dresses had burned. By reaching out to local newspapers, websites, and even ABC 7, the boutique ended up with 40 dresses, while an online spreadsheet garnered around 400 donors. Complete with size information, contact info, and detailed descriptions of the dresses, the spreadsheet ensured that all brides suffering the loss of Eva’s Bridal would find the dress of their dreams for their big day.

If this story doesn’t warm your heart, we don’t know what will! Not only is it a triumphing wedding story over the many bridezilla sagas, but it also goes to show the difference that can be made when you donate a dress. These women cherished their memories in the gown and are now giving other brides the chance to do the same!