Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fun and flirty party dress or wedding gown. You decide.

I know the Sara Seven frocks have been making the bridal blog rounds but there is one dress that really catches my eye. There is just something so fun and flirty about this Powdered Sugar Dress.

This sweet confection is made of white sparkle organza with silver beading at the waist. Considering its a custom order, I think the $375 price tag is a real steal. It's perfect for a rehearsal dinner, beach wedding or wedding reception dress. And wouldn't those blue Christian Louboutin Glittered Platform Pumps look great with it??!?!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hump Day Prize Giveaway!

Happy Hump Day everyone! It's been a long time since I've done a giveaway so today's the day! is offering up a free 16x20 Canvas Print! What a great way to showcase those engagement or wedding photos.

To enter, just leave a comment below explaining how you would creatively use your 16x20 Canvas Print OR write a post on your blog linking the giveaway post and the website (email me and let me know you posted it and you get entered in the contest twice).

Check out the site to see their canvas prints, photo on canvas prints, and poster prints too.

Shipping is free for winners in the US and Canada but the contest is open to everyone (overseas winners will just have to pay shipping).

The contest ends next Wednesday May 6 and the winner will be announced the next day.

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Honeymoon packing tip #9 - Be sure your swimwear matches your destination!

This Goddess Strapless Bra and Goddess Strapless Bottom is perfect for a Greek Islands cruise.

If you're Ibiza bound, be sure to pack a party all night number like this gold Jason Mio number.

Are you honeymooning in the Seychelle Islands? This zebra patterned C MIO would look great around the watering hole.

Heading to St. Tropez? Forget the polka dot bikini and bring along this polka dot Eric Mio.

Off to the Caribbean? This white ruffle bra and ruffle bottom duo screams here comes the bride.

Bon voyage!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Give her the key to your heart...

Here's an idea for guys who are afraid to pick out an engagement ring. What if you gave your gal one of Tiffany's new key necklace and said "Here's the key to my heart. Let's go ring shopping?"

The guy gets to surprise the girl and the girl gets double bling. How perfect is that? The necklaces start at $100 and go up to $15K. They would also be great wedding, birthday or anniversary gifts...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Amazing Underwater Trash the Dress Photo Shoot

How cool is this Trash the Dress photo!?!?

The bride says, "He looks like a frog and I look like a mermaid. We were truly taking on our underwater personas."


If you're thinking about a Trash the Dress shoot, have access to a private pool and can hold your breath, I say go for it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Give me some sugar!

Prima donna bride posted about these DIY sugar cube hearts and I just had to share.

How fun would they be for a bridal tea party, bridal shower brunch or with after wedding coffee? Click here for the DIY directions.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day with Organic Hanky Panky Panties. Say that three times fast!

If you love Hanky Panky's comfy-cute styles, you'll be happy to hear they now have a line of eco-friendly organic cotton Boy Shorts and Thongs.

Find them at Bloomingdale's, Bare Necessities and other fine retailers. Happy Earth Day to you and yours!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm leaving on a jet plane. Are you?

I'll be heading over to Sedona, Arizona next week so be sure to stay tuned for my destination wedding and honeymoon report. I think those Red Rocks would be an amazing wedding backdrop! If there are any spots you want me to check out, just let me know.

Here's a little secret, I've yet to find the suitcase of my dreams! My current favorite is showing some big signs of wear and tear but I think it will survive a few last trips.

Here are some of my luggage contenders in case you're looking for a brand new bag. And, this luggage store offers free shipping on orders over $100.

Tumi T-Tech Adventure Large Wheeled Duffel - The Globetrotting Groom is a big Tumi fan and I love anything blue. I think this could squish under my bed for storage.

This Zero Halliburton Z-Flex piece looks pretty indestructible and I love that it expands (always a welcome feature for shopaholics).

Last but not least, the Delsey Helium Hyperlite bag. This one is also expandable and at just 9 pounds, I can stuff it with 41 pounds of clothes!

If you're registering, think about adding some designer luggage to your list. I think it makes a great gift.

Honeymoon season is coming! Recessionista beach inspired sandals and totes...

If you love Miss Trish of Capri sandals but don't want to pay expensive department store prices, you'll be happy to hear that Target has come to your rescue!

Check out
these fun, ocean-inspired designs. Best of all, they're just $29.99. Just perfect for a honeymoon trip, Caribbean getaway or nautical-inspired party.

And, if you're looking for a fun beachy tote, I'm loving this one from Felix Ray for Target.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Looking to make an Escape??

There's a new e-Zine (eco-friendly, all-digital magazine) in town called Hip Compass Escapes.

The spring issue has launched and its chock-full of travel tips, deals and great stories on romantic escapes, girl's getaways, adventure trips (volcano climbing anyone?) and much, much more.

Best of all, I'm a contributor so you can read all about my latest journeys. Thinking about a Mexican honeymoon? Scroll to page 49 to see my Romance in Mexico's Riviera story.

Bon voyage!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wedding Correspondence - Send it by E-Mail? Snail Mail?...TELEGRAM!

One of my good friends has an old telegram message framed in her apartment. Its a message sent to her dad announcing that she was born (he was in the Army or something like that at the time). It's faded and full of typos but it always catches my eye.

If you're looking for a cool way to include some retro correspondence into your wedding plans, check out Telegram Stop.

You fill out the telegram information online and for just $4.70 it gets sent to the recipient anywhere in the world as an old-school telegram! I think it would be a fun way to ask "Will you be my bridesmaid?," or to say "Happy Anniversary," or maybe even just to wish the wedding couple a Bon Voyage on their honeymoon.

If you're the DIY type, click here to download your own Western Telegram template - this would be so cute for Save The Dates!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Still looking for that "Something Blue?"

How about these Christian Louboutin Glittered Platform Pumps found via P.S. love this!?!?!

Definitely not for the timid bride but I think this Carrie Bradshaw meets Dorothy look could be amazing with a modern wedding gown. And, you could definitely wear them again...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come Fly With Me - Amazing Sale at Flight 001

Flight 001, one of my favorite travel shops is having a 30% store-wide sale on everything to celebrate their 10th anniversary! Now through April 19, you'll save in store and online with the promo code BIRTHDAY (minimum $50 purchase).

If you need cool toiletry kits, luggage, Spackpaks, eye masks, travel guides, totes, passport cases, umbrellas, games, cameras, and anything else for your travels, be sure to check it out!
Lots of great gift ideas here too including bridesmaid/groomsmen presents...

Click here to read about some of my favorite in-flight gadgets.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Photography - Check out this fun confetti shot

I saw this photo on Style Me Pretty and it made me say "WOW" out loud. How cool is this colored confetti?!?! That is, assuming you're not the one to have to clean it all up. Click here to read about this fun and festive wedding.

Do you have anything fun planned for your wedding exit photo?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mark your wedding date with this personalized necklace

Remember my post on personalized calendar charm gifts? Here's another option that would make a great present for any bride-to-be. I think it would also make an awesome anniversary or birthday gift...

Dalla Nonna Jewelry's signature piece, the calendar necklace comes in gold (rose, yellow or white) or silver with a brushed or shiny finish. You mark your special day with your choice of sapphire (pink, blue, green, purple, red or yellow).

Aren't they drool-worthy????

Friday, April 10, 2009

Do you have the most perfect wedding shoes?

If you love shoes as much as I do, you'll want to keep you perfect wedding shoes looking perfect right until the big day.

From dress maker fittings, dance lessons and celebratory parties, brides-to-be do a lot of shoe schlepping. I've found the perfect solution to let your shoes travel in more plastic grocery bags, scuff marks or dirty clothing when you use....a Shubi bag!

Shubi bags are the most beautiful shoe bags I've ever seen! They come in two styles (one piece or two for those who don't like their shoes to touch), are made of top-quality cotton (super durable), are fully lined in complementary-colored fabric and close with single drawstrings made of grosgrain ribbon.

Best of all, they can also be used for toting toiletries, hair dryers and straighteners, handbags, wine and even a laptop!

There are dozens of fabrics to choose from. Check out these great designs:
I think they'd be a fantastic present for any bride-to-be and a great gift idea for your bridesmaids.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Got a Bad, Bad, Bad Bridesmaid Dress? Enter to win $5,000!

Remember my post on Bad, Bad, Bad Bridesmaid Dresses? I just read about a great contest on The Relentless Bride where you can win $5,000 for having the worst bridesmaid dress photo!

WeTV's 'Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress Photo Contest' is running now through April 13 so don't wait to enter (and yes, you can enter a new photo every day!). Here are some of my favorite candidates:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Want to look like Dancing With The Stars on your wedding day?

If you still haven't signed up for wedding dance lessons, here's a fun idea. Buy some dancing shoes, grab your partner, head to Vermont this July and attend Ballroom Dance Camp!

You'll learn everything from fox-trot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha-cha and swing with five hours of dance classes each day and daily review sessions. Classes are offered in five levels from beginner to advanced and you'll have the same instructor every day.

Ballroom Dance Camp takes place July 19-24 or July 26-31. For $2,699 per couple, you'll get breakfast, dinner, lodging and group lessons making it a great summer escape.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mile High Must Have Accessories!

With all the gadgets you need to keep entertained in-flight, here are some must-have accessories to bring along on your next trip!

The Mile High Charger

Suppose your boyfriend proposes during the flight, you'll want your cell phone to be fully charged the minute you land so you can call all your girlfriends. This trusty little battery operated charger works on Blackberry, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung phones.

The Rockstar Headphone Splitter

Because one iPod is sometimes better than two. What better way to pick a First Dance Song than to listen together? Also great for sharing DVD players.

The Solio Hybrid Charger

Flying during the day? Got a window seat? Use this handy "Hybrid" charger and you'll be juiced up for the entire flight! Absorbs power from the sun (and also from a wall socket) to charge all your phones, iPods, digital cameras, laptops, etc. Also great for workaholics on the beach!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Need groomsmen gift ideas? For your guys only....

Is your fiance still looking for groomsmen gift ideas?

Cufflinks are a classic choice but I think these vintage subway token cufflinks from Etsy's QA Create add a nice personal touch.

Did they go to school in Boston together? Go for these:

Are you getting married in the Big Apple? Here you go:

Is someone from the Windy City?

And finally, for the Californians....

Best of all, I think they they are a real steal at just $20-30 each.