Create inspiration boards, share ideas with your friends and wedding vendors, get feedback from brides like you, and lots more!
Because Halloween is so close, I figured I would create something with Halloween in mind. Animal print has to be one of my favorite things about Halloween.
Calvin Klein Dress, Long Cross Back Gown - $238
1. Black Short Blusher Birdcage Veil English Netting On Comb - $27.99
2. A Striking Birdcage Fascinator Black Flower with Feather Spikes on English Netting - $25.99
Betsey Johnson Leopard Heart Charm Bracelet - $55
Betsey Johnson Leopard Heart Earrings - $30
Guess Peep toe Sling-Back - $96.50
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT: $473.48
What's in store for Fall 2010 wedding fashion? The Project Wedding team is headed to the National Bridal Market in Chicago, March 21st through the 23rd, to photograph and report on all of the collections you can't wait to see!
Watter and Watters
312 Bridesmaids by Alyce Designs
We're looking forward to bringing you coverage of the following designers, plus much more:
Essense of Australia
Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields
Private Lable by G
Rina di Montella
Watters and Watters
PWer ShellS had a romantic beach wedding in Maui.
At her gorgeous outdoor reception, she had large ferns and twigs inside tall etched vases, surrounded by four smaller square vases containing full arrangements of ivory mums, hydrangeas, and roses. Starfish placed around each table added to the beach theme.
Each guests place setting had a linen napkin tied up with an simple sea foam green canvas ribbon, met in the center by elegant place cards in DIY calligraphy script.
Calligraphy by ShellS
Place cards by Sycamore Street Press
Florals by Della Peacock of Dellables
Photography by ShellS and groom
Groom wedding cake:
A groom wedding cake - often called a groom's cake and sometimes a groom's wedding cake - is a tradition that dates back to the Victorian era in England. For a long time, the groom wedding cake was popular mostly in the Southern United States, but in recent years it has been showing up at weddings from coast to coast.
Groom wedding cake - where it all started:
When the custom of a groom wedding cake was first introduced, slices were boxed up and given to the unmarried women who were at the wedding. Each woman was then supposed to put her box underneath her pillow that night - and, legend had it, she would then dream of the man she was going to marry. Nowadays, everyone is entitled to a slice of the groom wedding cake, but it's still common practice to slice it up and box individual pieces for guests to take home.
Originally, the groom wedding cake was a fruitcake. That's no longer exclusively the case, but groom wedding cakes still tend to be dark - chocolate or red velvet cakes are frequent choices. Rum, brandy and other liquor flavorings are also often used in a groom wedding cake. Unlike the flowers and flourishes of a traditional wedding cake, the decorations on a groom wedding cake are usually designed to reflect the groom's heritage, profession, hobbies, favorite sports team or another of his interests. Groom wedding cakes have been fashioned in the shape of baseballs, footballs, basketballs, hockey pucks - any piece of sports equipment imaginable! In fact, sometimes it's not unusual for the groom wedding cake to be as elaborately decorated as the wedding cake itself.
The groom wedding cake is generally given as a gift from the bride to the groom. Even so, some grooms pick out the cake themselves, but many brides don't tell their fiancés how the groom wedding cake is going to be designed, so it's a surprise for the guys when they first see it. The groom wedding cake is often served as dessert at the rehearsal dinner, but there's no established rule about when to serve a groom wedding cake. Some couples save the groom wedding cake for an after-party treat for the wedding party and close friends and family. When it's part of the main wedding reception, the groom wedding cake is displayed alongside the traditional wedding cake, which is sometimes called the "bride's cake". Whenever the groom wedding cake is served, it's customary for the groom to be the one doing the cutting and serving.
If the groom wedding cake is sliced and served during the reception, couples can still follow the tradition of boxing pieces for guests to take home - all the guests, not just the unmarried women. These can even serve as wedding favors; if couples decide to do this, they might want to attach attractive charms or other items to the ribbons, make sure the boxes for the groom wedding cake match the theme colors of the wedding or use attractive, eco-friendly packaging that the guests can re-use.
Images courtesy: www.oksugar.com
I gave myself the challenge of finding a wedding look completely from Target! Just add the veil of your choice!
Mossimo® Black: Strapless Floor Length Dress - $64.99 (I bet this looks better in person)
Mossimo® Idella D'Orsay Pumps - Silver - $22.99
Necklace & Earrings
Pear Drop Lariats Hollywood Set - $79.99
Adi Designs Pashmina Shawl With Fringe - Grey - $16.99
TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT: $184.96 =)
With an abundant local beauty industry, Los Angeles is a great city to be in while on the search for great wedding makeup. Even so, how is a girl to know who the right artist is for her big day? Or, perhaps you're not sure that hiring an artist is the route to take and you simply want to perfect your own skills. Here's a nearly foolproof guide to Los Angeles wedding makeup perfection.
Los Angeles Makeup Artists
If you've decided that applying flawless foundation is the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day, choosing a professional Los Angeles makeup artist should be added to your to-do list! When researching artists, there are a few things to take into consideration. First, take a thorough look through the artist's wedding makeup portfolio. If you like what you see, find out what other brides have been saying about the artist's services. Word of mouth referrals are typically the most reliable and give you a sense of the artist's personality and professionalism. Read reviews of Los Angeles wedding makeup artists here.
The experience of Los Angeles wedding makeup artists may vary a great deal, and so will their rates. Once you've decided on a few options, call to check rates, availability, and to set up a trial appointment. Before your trial run, collect makeup inspiration from magazines, photos, and even favorite colors from your makeup bag. At the trial, discuss skincare issues and don't be afraid to express your concerns or dislikes. A successful trial appointment will help to ensure that you've selected the right Los Angeles wedding makeup artist for you.
On a budget, but want a makeup artist?
If a professional Los Angeles makeup artist is not in the budget, but you dream of being pampered on your wedding day, try contacting one of the many local cosmetology schools to book an artist-in-training at a reduced fee.
A DIY kind of gal?
Your wedding day is a perfect excuse to replenish your makeup supply and maybe even get a lesson on tricks and tips for doing your own professional looking makeup application. After all, makeup for the "camera" is a bit different then for everyday... and you'll want to be certain your makeup is camera-ready! Listed below are a few highly regarded makeup boutiques in Los Angeles, where you can find quality products and a knowledgeable staff:
Chroma Makeup Studio
With a large number of talented makeup artists in one city, finding a Los Angeles wedding makeup artist, or at least some well-directed guidance, should be a snap. Once you've made your choice, be sure to plan ahead, be prepared, ask questions, and give your artist honest feedback.
PWer LuvStruck had a gorgeous purple-on-white 3-tier cake with delicate piping and fresh flowers. Each layer had a purple ribbon around the base, and the baker hand-piped the beautiful floral design over white butter cream icing.
The cake was accented with three shades of purple and white roses, and topped with a handmade wooden monogram. It sat atop a silver cake stand on a table with a purple table cloth, white rose petals, and votive candles.
Baker: Rockwell's Creative Cakes in Orange, CA
Photographer: Natalie Williams
Wedding invitations often set the tone and theme of the wedding, reflecting the cultural and religious background of the engaged couple. If you're having an Indian wedding, design layouts and vibrant paper choices can adapt your invitations to accommodate your community, culture or faith.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Designer Invitations
Thanks to the booming bridal industry, Indian-specific stationary shops cater to Indian couples looking for gorgeous authentic invitation designs. These retailers, many of them online, can supply vibrant handmade papers with a variety of finishes and coatings: mirrors, pearls, bamboo, crystal, gold and silver. Your invitations can be enhanced with rich fabrics like velvet, brocade, silk and satin, embroidered to perfect your custom design. Elegant, ethnic, ornate and chic designs will all still reflect your culture and nuptial theme.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Hindu Wedding Invitations
Some invitation retailers can import invitations from India. Modern, artistic and traditional designs with distinctive features on vibrant handmade papers and ethnic fabrics will set the palette for your big day. By ordering from a company that understands Hindu culture and tradition, you can ensure that the graphics, motifs and patterns best reflect your heritage. Choose invitations printed with Hindu symbols such as Im, Swastik and Ganesha on them; select text that includes pious mantras.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Sikh Invitations
Anticipate a joyous Punjabi wedding with colorful and festive Sikh invitations. Customize the details of Anand Karaj cards, Ek-Om-Kar cards, Sikh invitations and Punjabi cards with embossed papers featuring metallic accents and kundan work. An El-onkar image printed in the center makes a beautiful bold statement.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Muslim Invitations
Ornate motifs and intricate details decorate the best of Islamic stationary design. Known as ‘Valima Cards" and "Nikah Cards," customizable invitations accommodating a Muslim wedding will bring a touch of royalty to your nikah and mangani ceremonies. Choose a design with an embossed border and a Bismillah image printed in gold. Consider a red resham-finish handmade paper treated with intricate kundan work.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Interfaith Invitations
Interfaith wedding invitations often reflect India in their rich color palette and detailed textures without referencing a specific faith or belief system. This allows the bride and groom to customize their invitations' wording to best suit their worldview or faiths. Some couples will want to include more than one religious or cultural background; most Indian-invitation retailers cater to weddings that reflect the specific couple as well as their heritage.
Indian Wedding Invitations: Scroll Invitations
Scroll wedding invitations are the traditional Indian invitations of the kings. These majestic and exquisite designs retain their royal connotation and reflect opulent celebrations. Printed on fabric, handmade paper, velvet or vellum paper, the scrolls are often held by ornate bars on either end and tied with tassels. Send your scroll wedding invitations in soft handmade Resham envelopes. Your guests will be impressed and will look forward to the gorgeous event to come.