Archive for October, 2009

Groom’s Attire for a Beach Wedding

Photo by Matt Kim

Is there anything more special than a wedding by the sea? Coastal elegance, clean and sophisticated, all these factors help to create a beautiful and memorable backdrop. But the laid back charm of this type of wedding does not mean you have to sacrifice style. Your venue and location determine the degree of formality, but remember your taste can be reflected. Grooms take note, you can get away with a lot of styles when marrying by the sea.

A tuxedo would look out of place if marrying outdoors or on a beach, but if you want to go with a more

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Thoughts on Wedding Dress Fabric - Part 3 - Chiffon and Brocade

Photo by Pink Galoshes Photography

Chiffon

Chiffon — think ballerina, elegance, grace. No wonder so many bridal gowns are constructed of this fabric for it is truly a bridal dream come true. Chiffon is a delicate, sheer, transparent fabric that is usually made of silk or rayon. It is wonderfully light and perfect for romantic style dresses, whether dressy or informal. Most commonly used in evening wear, this fabric is chic and full of flair. It gives a floating appearance to many gowns and when used as an overlay, it instantly creates an airy feeling. The way the fabric moves with the wearer is just stunning. Chiffon helps create feminine folds, creating a very romantic feel that is soft to the touch.

Carolina Herrera’s use of the fabric is exquisite. Her use of romantic ruffles

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This Is Our Last Goodbye - The Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

Photo by Gulnara Studio

This is the time to thank those wonderful women who have been by your side during not only the whole wedding process, but throughout all of life’s ups and downs. It is a time to say goodbye to being their single friend and hello to a new phase. True this is an older tradition, but that does not mean it can’t be done with a modern twist. It doesn’t even have to be a luncheon, just anything that is unique and special.

Most people choose those nearest and dearest to be by their sides on the wedding day. Bridesmaids are a reflection of the bride, and who she chooses to have beside her can say volumes about her as a person. Sisters, childhood friends, college friends, cousins – all variations of this formula tend to make up the bridal party. They have been there for the tears and the laughs, the ridiculous and the fantastic. So why not thank them in the most special of ways and go beyond

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