Category: Fashion

04 Jun

Embroidery

Fashion No Comments by Nicole

Let’s talk about going above and beyond. I think the idea of having something embroidered for a loved one is so sweet and it really shows that you took some real time and effort (especially if you are crafty enough to do it yourself). Having a nickname embroidered on your hubby’s tie or getting your initials and wedding date sewn into your dress are great momentos you can keep with your forever.

And lets not forget the other important people that might be anxious the day of the wedding! Having a special note embroidered on a hankerchif for Mom or Dad shows them how important they are to you and that you still found time to do a little something for them in between all your planning.

As Ben Stiller’s version of David Starsky (in Starsky and Hutch) would say, ” Dooo It! Just Do It!”

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Photo Credit: Cameron Ingalls via Style Me Pretty

 

  Photo Credit: Chrissy’s Creations Etsy Shop

 

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

 

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Photo Credit: Molly and Mom Etsy Shop
17 Apr

How to Tie a Bow Tie

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Bow tie’s are making such a splash these days, I figured your men might need a refresher course on how to tie one :) Pass this along to your groom and make photo copies for the groomsmen!

Or you can check out this You Tube video if you need a little more instruction. Good luck!!

30 May

Victoria’s Secret Bridal Collection 2012

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Victoria has a secret and it is a new bridal collection with the cutest little touches. (Yeah, that was cheesy, sorry…)

Perfect for the night of the wedding. At least if your reception ends early. Otherwise, you may end up passed out in your wedding dress and this lovely little number will have to wait until the honeymoon :)

 Sexy Little Bride

This would make the perfect gift for the bride to be! It will only set you back around $58 and looks super comfy!

Bridal Robe

One less thing to worry about, snag yourself this adorable blue bikini for $16.50 and you can cross your something blue off the list!

Side-Tie Bridal Bikini Panty

This is another great option to bring along on the honeymoon! Just enough frill and ruffle for about $68.

 Gorgeous Bridal Garter Slip

This adorable Bridal Hoodie is perfect for the morning of, especially because it zips so you won’t mess up your fabulous hair! Only $58

 Bridal Hoodie

 

All photo’s courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

10 Aug

A Dress of a Different Color

Fashion No Comments by Nicole

Take a step outside of the box and add some beautiful color to your gown. What a great way to add something unexpected and different! Use any color you can think of or go with a shade of blue to act as your “something blue”. If you want to keep your gown white, consider this as a fun option for your bridesmaids. This could be a stunning option for a great neutral dress!

Photo Credit: Stephanie James Couture

If you don’t want to pay for a professional to create this look for you, there are two alternate options. Option A is is to buy dye available in stores. It comes at an affordable price and is easily available. Store-bought dye is also available in tons of colors so you will be able to pick the exact hue that you want.   Option B is to go the homemade route. These dyes are great because they are all-natural and non-toxic. The downside to this is that the exact color will vary. You have to be married to the idea that an exact shade is out of the question.

What’s Next?

Homemade- Brass Paper Clips suggests checking out Crafting a Greener World or  Pioneer Thinking for easy tutorials on how to make your own plant-based dye.

Store BoughtBrass Paper Clips also suggests Rit for great information on store-bought dye and dying techniques and a color formula generator to help you create exactly the right shade. After you have chosen your desired shade, read the directions on the box of dye and you are on your way to a beautiful and unique look!

Photo Credit: Brass Paper Clip

**** Please make sure you know your fabric and how it reacts to dye so it doesn’t ruin. As always follow directions exactly. They are there for a reason :)

For stories from real brides and extra tips check out That Bride and  A Backyard Wedding.

 Photo Credit: Sara Jayne Photography

 

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