14 Tips For Planning The Perfect Hen Party

So, your loved one is getting married and you want to throw the perfect hen party for her. Planning a big event takes a lot of work but when it’s for someone you love, it’s worth it. To make sure it goes off without a hitch, it’s best to be organized. Before you get started, … Read more

7 Great Steps For Planning Your Wedding

Getting married is something most people look forward to and get excited by. As natural as that is, you’ll need to start planning your wedding before you get there. While you’ll already know this, you mightn’t realize how much work is actually involved in it.

ibi – Wedding Photo Sharing Gift

  This post was sponsored by the makers of ibi as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. We were sent a complimentary unit so we could share our real opinions with our readers. Can you believe it? My sister is getting married! I remember when she was born like it was yesterday. In … Read more

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity Engagement Rings with amazing rings from Tacori Engagement Rings RoyalT Collection from JR Dunn in Lighthouse Point Florida

Rice Krispies Treats Engagement Rings

Rice Krispies Treats Engagement Rings with tutorial on how to make them for engagement parties, bachelorette parties, or rehearsal dinners.

Summer Boho Bride

Summer Boho Bride I had a blast working with Anca from Penny’s Dreamology on this photo shoot. The camera loves her and her sexy bohemian designs. These lace pieces she designs look fabulous for parties and for brides that are looking for a summer boho bride look. I styled her with a pair of ultra comfortable Talayeh … Read more

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Day Jewelry

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Day Jewelry

You’ve selected the dress, veil and your shoes, but you need the right accessories to finalize your wedding day look.

A fierce set of earrings or a dainty pearl bracelet can make your wedding ensemble beautiful without competing with your veil or headpiece. By brushing up on your jewelry education and following a few time-tested wedding day dos and don’ts, you can add a little wow to your wedding gown and be the best-dressed woman in the room.

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Day Jewelry

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What to Wear to a South Florida Wedding

What to Wear to a South Florida Wedding

Most fall weddings in South Florida are on the beach and because of this your outfit options are much different than most places in the country during this same time period. I recently went to a wedding in Vero Beach on the beach in the middle of the Florida Winter. The fall and winter in Florida is much different than other places in United States by as much as 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather could be from 30 degrees to 80 degrees one day to the next. The good part is that you will not likely be dealing with a ton of rain. Rain is a summer occurrence as Florida stays mostly dry in Fall and Winter.

What to Wear to a South Florida Wedding

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What to Ask for this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and it time to start thinking about what you want from the man in your life. Personally, I always ask for jewelry. It seems to be the most meaningful expression of love that can fit in a box. I love opening a little box of jewelry when I receive a … Read more

Documentary Wedding Video

My wedding was one of the most amazing days of my life, but I honestly barely remember it because it was such a world-wind. I’m able to relive the big day with my incredible wedding video. My videographer captured a story that makes strangers tear up. I think that is how you know when you have a professionals film maker working on your wedding film…when strangers laugh or cry when they watch it.

Documentary Wedding Video

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What to Wear as the Mother of the Bride

What to Wear as the Mother of the Bride

This post is sponsored by Dress First. All opinions and advice is 100% my own.

As the Mother of the Bride it is important that you stand out and look fabulous to honor your daughter. When deciding what to wear as the Mother of the Bride consider the colors your daughter has chosen for her wedding and also your own body type.

What to Wear as the Mother of the Bride

Speak to your daughter about the colors and the length you are considering so that it does not clash with her bridesmaid dresses or what she imagines her day to be. The Mother of the Bride and the Bride should probably go Mother of the Bride dress shopping together or at least have an email correspondence with links to dress options.

Black is not a great idea and you have to watch that you don’t end up with an unwanted color combination. For example, a red bride’s maid dress with a green Mother of the Bride dress in June is far too festive, but might work in December depending on the brides taste and religion.

Choose the best Mother of Bride Dress for your Body Type

V-Neck Mother of the Bride Dresses are universally flattering to all figures, including hourglass, triangle, inverted triangle, and rectangle. Women with hourglass figures look great in surplices and wraps as well. Anything that calls attention to the waist is helpful for this body type.

V-Neck Mother of the Bride Dress

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Wedding Lantern Center Piece

I am huge fan of flowers, but for my wedding I did not want to waist money on flowers or have to throw out the flower arrangements the next day. I saw this video from Pottery Barn on creating Unique Long Lasting Center Pieces. At the end of the day, I ended up spending almost as much as I would have on flowers. I found the lanterns at Lowe’s at the the end of summer during a clearance. I would have loved to get Pottery Barn lanterns for every table, but was only able to buy 3. I found these lanterns that look just like the silver ones from Potterbarn at half the cost! This is the mossriver rocks, and ivory candles that I used

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Wedding Photo Booth

My wedding photo booth was such a big hit at the wedding. I would recommend it to anyone with family and friends that like to have fun! My booth was not really a traditional photo booth where you can get the pictures after. Instead there was a professional photographer taking pictures of the guests as they posed in front of a white backdrop.

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Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

I am not sure what I was more obsessed with during my wedding preparation, picking the wedding dress or picking the bridesmaid dresses. I knew that I wanted blue bridesmaid dresses from the start, but I could not decide which blue would be best. I started out wanting navy blue, but come to find out that what I think the color navy is actually midnight blue. After months of looking for navy, I realized that navy comes out as almost black in most pictures. I did not really want to have black looking dresses at my wedding.

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

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Getting Ready Wedding Pictures

When my photographer and I were going over the plan for wedding photos, I chose to spend more time on the photos of me getting ready for the wedding rather than at the end of the reception. The getting ready wedding pictures from Pinterest and wedding blogs enticed me.

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Wedding Details

With my first anniversary around the corner, I decided to break out some photos from my wedding. As a fashionista, I was obsession with the fashion details more than anything else. I purchased an endless supply of shoes to go with my wedding dress and ended up wearing 3 pairs on the big day. Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton had multiple dresses, but I loved my dress so much that I did not want it to have any competition.

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Rosa Clara Bridal

Rosa Clara is a wedding designer who wanted to help women find a unique and special dress for her big day. These are some of the dresses that were shown at Miami Fashion Week. I love how original these dresses are. The designer found that many women were deeply dissatisfied with what was available in the wedding market. These brides wanted to get married in a special gown that reflected their uniqueness. Rosa Clara Bridal is truly unique and carries a wide variety of sleeved gowns. When I was looking for my gown, I was not interested in wearing a strapless gown as I wanted to hide the arm and side-boob fat that is on display when wearing a strapless gown. I found my dress at Ever After in Miami. It was a beautiful dress by Reem Acra named “I am Beautiful”. I might have gone with Rosa Clara if I had known about them when I was looking. Which Rosa Clara gown is your favorite?

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Barrister’s Ball AKA Law Student Prom Shopping

After listening to me whine about how tough law school was, my sister decided to avoid law school like plague. Avoiding the institution was easy for until she met her current boyfriend who is a 3L at Nova Law School in Plantation, Florida. She is going to be her beau’s date to the upcoming Barrister’s Ball. This gala is a tradition of all law schools that I know of where the law students cut loose and break out the prom-wear. Barrister’s Ball really is the law student’s prom. I went every year when I was in law school. You know me, I jump at any excuse to get dressed up. My sister and I went prom shopping for a law school prom dress. We found a few amazing prom dresses at Nordstrom.

Hailey by Adrianna Papell
Cutout Detail Twist Mesh Gown

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