Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday giveaway! Aruba, Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya. To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama.

What's the next best thing to a spa treatment on a tropical beach getaway? Pevonia Botanica's Tropicale De-Aging products!

For the last few weeks, I've been slathering myself (and my ever growing belly) with their Mango-Passion Fruit line and I can't tell you how yummy I've been smelling. Even the Globetrotting Groom has noticed my soft skin.

Aside from smelling great, the body balm is rich, creamy and moisturizing but totally not sticky or greasy. The saltmousse scrub works great to polish away dead skin and the mist is so deliciously moisturizing.
Best of all, the natural, organic products are formulated with Shea Butter, Collagen, Elastin, Pomegranate and other anti-aging tropical fruit extracts. So maybe I'm even starting to look a little younger! And they care too - Pevonia products are eco-packaged (recyclable/biodegradable), non-comedogenic and cruelty-free (no testing on animals).

All brides need soft skin. Wanna try it? Thanks to the kind people at Pevonia Botanica, I'm giving away a Tropicale Papaya-Pineapple Gift Set valued at $80!
Just visit the Pevonia Botanica website and comment below with your favorite at home product or in spa treatment by midnight on Monday, July 6.

And, if you don't win, you can experience Pevonia Botanica products at home or on your next vacation since their products are used at several top day spas and resorts around the world.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bridal Style From Around the World!

As you know, different cultures have different wedding customs. While we mostly focus on the all-American white wedding, I thought it would be fun to showcase some exotic looks from around the globe found on BellaSugar.

Click here to see the colorful slideshow.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cast your nominations right here!

Hi there all my Globetrotting Bride fans!

If you have a second and want to nominate GlobetrottingBride.com for the WeddingChannel.com Bridal Blog Awards, I'd be forever grateful!

click here and add a comment to second my nomination. The nominations end on July 8th and then the winners will compete for final honors!

Thanks soooo much!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Looking for a Low Key Destination Wedding? Casa Morada, No Passports Required!

Globetrotting Cindy is just back from the tropical Florida Keys with a great hot spot for destination weddings:

Casa Morada, hidden in the low-key lazy beach town of Islamorda, Florida, is just 90 miles from Miami and only 90 minutes from Key West. The 16-suite boutique hotel tucked away on a quiet side street, is owned and designed by former Ian Schrager employees, who took their combined 24 year experience to bring guests the ultimate romantic and upscale experience. It's an adults only (16 and up) property and friendly dogs are welcome.

Each of the oversized suites are decorated with a mixture of custom Mexican antiques and modern accents and have private terraces.

The coolest feature of this property is the small private island, accessible by a wooden bridge. The island has a pool, beach chairs, and a cabana serving great cocktails and small bites. Complimentary yoga is also offered on the island every morning.

The Casa Morada offers affordable wedding and honeymoon packages, my favorite is below:

Sunset Elopement Package for up to 20 guests (available mid-week)

- Honeymoon Suite for two nights for the bride and groom
- 5 Garden Suites for the night of the wedding for family and friends
- Continental breakfast delivered to the new couple's suite every morning

- Sunset Ceremony performed at water's edge for up to 20 guests

- Bridal bouquet and boutonniere

- Photographer for 1.5 hours

- Photo DVD of 150 - 250 images and a private website to share with your family and friends

- Champagne toast after ceremony
- Wedding cake
- Fruit & cheese platter
- All taxes

Priced at just $5,625.00 now through December 31, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Recessionista Summer Getaway! Life's a Beach Jet Blue Sale!

If I have a choice, I'll always pick a Jet Blue flight. I love that they feed me snacks and entertain me with TV and movies making even a long trip seem quick. (Note: We flew to St. Martin last week and I was disappointed to learn that only the movies work once you get an hour away from JFK. What's up with that Jet Blue???)

Jet Blue is known for their amazing sales and they've got a great Life's a Beach Sale going on now that is offering up some great fares ($29 - $139 each way!) to Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. There are some amazing hotel deals right now so be sure to book a summer getaway if you haven't already.

Need a bachelor or bachelorette trip, mini-moon or honeymoon? Hurry up, you have to book by Friday and travel between July 14 and October 6.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer's Here! Time for a Little White Dress

Maybe you're having a destination wedding on the beach or maybe you're looking for a little white dress for your summer engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.

If so, check out these summer loving, little white numbers by Lilly Pullitzer:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Want to win a wedding website makeover?

Everybody's getting a new look, you should too!

Prima Donna Bride, my favorite South African wedding blog, unveiled her new look last week and it is fabulous, just fabulous! She's hosting a contest where one lucky winner will get a website makeover from thatWindow, the young energetic designer who did hers!

If you think your site needs a new look or if you're just starting out in the wedding industry, you'll want to check out the details here.

You have till Friday to enter so don't delay!

Friday, June 19, 2009

More Underwater Wedding Inspiration!

Remember the Underwater Trash The Dress Post? Here are some fun Underwater Engagement Photos from Style Me Pretty!

If you and your guy can hold your breath like Aquaman, maybe you should give this a try!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ice Ice Baby! Easy DIY project to spruce up your ice!

How pretty are these ice cubes? They are super simple to make so why not add some flair to your summer events? Directions here.

Primadonna Bride and Brides.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sugar, Sugar! Thinking Candy Buffet?

Nobody does the candy buffet with more class than Amy Atlas. Check out her super fun, Pucci inspired creations spotted on Style Me Pretty:

Are you the DIY type, check out my exotic candy suggestions here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Attention Guys: Check out these cute and fun boutonnieres!

How cute and fun are these boutonnieres!?!?

These custom boutonnieres are from Fritts Rosenow but I bet you DIY brides could come up with something similar. Via The Ritzy Bee Blog and 100 Layer Cake.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Feeling crafty? Looking for something blue? How about a DIY garter?

How cute is this blue floral wedding garter?

I saw it on Prima donna bride and just had to share. If you're still looking for that something blue to go under that wedding gown, I think this could do the trick. Click here for the DIY instructions.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Put a ring on it - Take 2! Wedding Ring Photography...

Since my Mexican vacation wedding ring photography post was such a hit, I thought I'd continue the series with the latest ring pics from my Arizona trip. As you can see, there were plenty of fun Southwestern backdrops including cool cactus trees, fun statues and red rocks.

And, if you missed the post on tips for taking amazing engagement and wedding ring photos, check it out

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Destination Weddings For Dummies - and smart cookies too!

Destination Weddings are great for so many reasons - my favorite being that everyone gets to go on vacation! If you're thinking of tying the knot away from home, get all your planning advice in one fun to read book: Destination Weddings for Dummies.

From organizing tips and budgeting guidelines to destination suggestions and fashion tips, this book really covers all the bases. I especially enjoyed the tips for last minute emergencies and destination wedding etiquette.

Available on Amazon in print and
Kindle version for you paperless types. Makes a great wedding shower or engagement gift too!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Funniest Love Story Wedding Video Ever!!

If you're still laughing over yesterday's fun wedding dances, you'll love today's Love Story Video - Fresh Hubby of LA which stars the always hilarious Broke-Ass Bride and her new hubby!

Their videography package from Digital Princess Productions included this "love story" which was pre-taped and played at the reception!

How. Much. Fun!!

Check it out:

Or watch it in HD here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Most Amazing First Wedding Dance

I think Shana and Rob had the best first wedding dance ever! They choreographed their wedding dance to "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher and they just look like they are having so much fun...

Then, Shana and her bridesmaids did a routine to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" which is also amazing.

Check out their great videos and the whole story on Smitten.

Are you going to choreograph your first dance?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Recessionista Wedding or Honeymoon Savings Tip!

Trying to save some money for your wedding dress or exotic honeymoon? Here's a cute idea...
The Dream Bank is the perfect way to save up for that special treat. Insert a photo of your desired object in the back of the box and start tossing your spare change into the slot each day.

If your guy leaves around as much loose change as mine does, this might just do the trick. And remember, a penny saved is a penny closer to Tahiti...

Friday, June 5, 2009

I've got some big news!!!!

Some of you fabulous readers might already know but for those of you who haven't heard...

The Globetrotting Groom and I are having a baby this fall!! And, we just found out this week that...its a GIRL!!!! A little future Globetrotting Bride!

Here I am with my first ultrasound pic:

And here is my ever growing belly:

Don't worry, the Globetrotting Bride blog isn't going anywhere. In fact, its getting a brand new look so stay tuned. And, feel free to pass along any pregnancy or parenting tips.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

White sand beaches, tourquoise water and sailing galore! Sounds like a honeymoon to me.

Looking for a pampering, close to home, beachy honeymoon that won't break the bank? Here's a great week-long option that can be had for less than $2,500 per person.

The Westin St. John has a new Caribbean Honeymoon package that includes seven nights of deluxe accommodations, full daily breakfast for two and the following:

* Bottle of champagne upon arrival
* Sunset cruise with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
* Thirty minute couple's massage
* Picnic basket lunch for a special island adventure
* Romantic dinner for two with a bottle of house wine at the oceanfront Beach Café
* Unlimited use of non-motorized water sports
* Round trip airport transfers
* All room tax and resort service charges

Bon voyage!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wedding planning tip for the organized bride....

You meet so many people when you're wedding planning wouldn't it be great if you could hand out your contact details with something more personal than your business cards?

Here's a great idea....

Make some teeny tiny MOO mini cards! I just made a batch and they have been getting rave reviews. The photo quality is great and so is the paper stock. See how cute and tiny they are?!?!

Each box contains of 100 mini cards and the best part is that each card can feature a different photo. I think it would be so fun to upload all your engagement pics and print your contact details on the back.

Of course there are zillions of other ways to incorporate MOO mini cards into your wedding like place cards, gift tags, save the dates, etc. And be sure to check out MOO for other cool products like holiday cards, post cards, greeting cards and business cards.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thinking about a Caribbean wedding? Head to the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and your wedding is free!!!

Pack your little white dress and leave the wedding planning to the experts! Now through December 19, couples who book a seven-night stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort will receive a complimentary wedding package!

This is a really great deal to combine with the hotel's Super Escape Inclusive Package starting as low as $299 per night -- do the math and you get a free wedding and all-inclusive week-long honeymoon for just over $2,000!!!!!

The complimentary wedding package includes:
  • Professional wedding consultant
  • Picturesque ceremony location: beach, lawn, gazebo or garden
  • Ceremony (religious or non-denominational): includes set-up of chairs, table for signing the marriage license, basic décor and officiant
  • Wedding License, Including document preparation
  • One Bottle of Celebratory Champagne
  • Accommodation upgrade for bride and groom (based on availability)

The resort can arrange for extras like flowers, music and photographers as well.

The St. Kitts Marriott Resort offers over 450 guest rooms and luxurious suites, a championship golf course, the largest Vegas-style casino in the Caribbean, a revitalizing spa, the Pirates of St. Kitts Kids Club program, eight restaurants and two lounges so your wedding guests will have plenty to keep them busy.

I love the Caribbean so if you run out of guests to invite, feel free to invite me : ).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Are you a lazy bride? Help is just an email away!

Feeling lazy? Strapped for time? Need fast answers to your most pressing wedding questions? Don't have time for the zillion bridal chat rooms and message boards?

Lazy Bride 411, a new service connecting brides, vendors and wedding media, is here to save the day!

Sign up to be included on the mailing list. Then, once a day, you'll receive a list of queries. If you're able to answer any of them, email the inquirer directly. If you cannot be of assistance, hit delete and go about your day.

Have a wedding question? Fill out the Query Form and they'll include your question in the next email out. Then sit back and watch for the answers to arrive in your in-box.

Everyone and everything wedding related is welcome. From the bride looking for a reception site on the water in Seattle to the recently-married gal in Texas looking for a buyer of her 300 IKEA votive candles to the wedding magazine writer looking for a couple with a Star Trek wedding theme to feature in an article, Lazy Bride 411 is the avenue for you to find what you need, fast.

And no worries - your name and email address will never be shared and will never be used for anything other than Lazy Bride 411.

So join the community and help make everyone's day just a little bit lazier! And be sure to check out the Lazy Bride's Blog for great planning tips and wedding inspiration.