I'ts that time of year again, when everyone is filled with the real spirit of the Holiday Season. I hope that you are enjoying time with friends & family and celebrating the love that only this time of year really brings out. I'm looking forward to a bigger & better 2012 for YOU & me!
My last post for 2011, includes another Real life Chocolate B & B bride- Mrs. Rashaun Law! This wedding, was in short- Haute Hollywood! Rashaun & her husband Dwight pulled out all the stops for their Hollywood themed, movie-inspired, red carpet affair. They thought of everything, including a photo backdrop that was inspired by the movie Brown Sugar for the guests to take pictures in front of. Now how cool was that!
I created the broom for her nuptials, and I'm glad we had a chance to work together to add the bling she needed for the jumping the broom ceremony. Hope you love it as much as we do!
Bride & Groom Names: Rashaun & Dwight Law Ceremony: Unity Church of Christianity Reception: Las Velas, Houston, TX Date: May 29, 2011 Describe Your Wedding Style: Hollywood My favorite moment: There were so many moments that I loved on our wedding day, however if I had to choose, it would be our time alone right after we were pronounced husband and wife. My coordinator rushed us into a room ...it was very surreal for the both of us...no crowd, no cameras, no hand shakes, just taking it all in for the first moment alone as husband and wife, TIME STOPPED. I will forever remember that moment. Wedding advice to Brides to Be: My advice would be to not stress the small stuff. We all want a perfect day, however there will be some mishaps along the way. Perfection is when you are united with the man of your dreams.. Best part of being married: The best part of being married is knowing that you are now one with your lover, your best friend and confidant.
5 great ways to work your sexy this weekend for Sweetest Day
1) Make a Sweet Breakfast or Lunch - Instead of being extra cautious about your loves health, weight & diet, create a breakfast from the heart ala comfort foods- pancakes, eggs, biscuits & bacon or chicken wings, fries & beer---have their favorite eats prepared. Hopefully you can make them yourself , but if not- be sure to go to their favorite eateries and pick up his favorite dishes. Don't worry the calories will be burned up by the end of the night :-)
2)Pamper - Why not book a massage appt for your mate? or maybe even a couples massage. It's a great way to relax together and enjoy each other in a calm environment. If this is too expensive, you can always administer one at home- a nice massage or foot rub will be appreciated.
3)Shake it fast- the art of the strip tease, lap dance and all around erotic dancing is nothing new- people have being seducing others with their dance skills for thousands of years. If you have trouble getting in the mood, make a CD with all your ahem "stripper hits" on them - you know the ones I'm talking about- the ones you dnace to in the mirror, when you think you got it going on. This time, turns the lights down low and let your partner watch. This will get the nite started.
4)Show your curves- Everyone has that outfit that makes your man or woman say -- daymmmmm!! Make sure you wear it this weekend. Later on in the day do a quick change and surprise them with a new dress, suit or whatever garment you know they will love.
5)Human Candy Bar-- Give them a surprise with a sexy gift of yourself. Select their favorite type of chocolate whether dark, milk or white. Melt and cool until it's spreadable but will not burn your skin. Pour the chocolate over specific parts of your lovers body or cover yourself. Don't forget to lay towels down or everything will be all sticky !
The key is to keep it sexy ALL day no matter what! Happy sweetest day lovers!
Todays featured couple Meegan & Johnny, are again another example of the great tool that ETSY.com can be for wedding vendors & couples who want something unique for their nuptials. Meegan contacted me about flowers that would reflect her wedding style- nothing fussy, relaxed but sophisticated. So with that I created the bridal flowers for the bride & groom ( including the brides hair flower), along with the wedding party & parents. I think she pulled it off well --Here's how you can too!
Bride & Groom Names: Meegan Brown & Johnny Snyder
Location & date of wedding: Newtown PA. May 1st 2010
Describe your WedStyle : Casual, relaxed and very low key!
My favorite moment: Oh which one... Getting out of the car and seeing my hubby to be waiting for me…the kiss.. our first dance.. too many!!!
Wedding advice to brides: Take in all the advice given but only you can choose which you want to take and which you do not care for! Its your day!! (and his) Don't be afraid to say no!!
Best part of being Married: Again so many!!! Being a Mrs., knowing I have the rest of my life with my husband, always having my best friend to talk to, Just hearing him call me wife :)
In the HILARIOUS movie Boomerang, Pops made a point to teach his sons friend , who was also a notorious ladies man, how to stay up on his fashion game. The key was to “coordinate” aka keep everything matching . He was serious about his fashion sense, the mushroom printed shirt, matched the mushroom belt – that also matched the mushroom printed lining in the suit jacket! Now that’s stylin’ lol. Keep in mind, Pops is old school – And in those days , the more you matched the more “put together” you looked. But in these modern times, where the rules for fashion & weddings are being broken on a worldwide scale – things have changed rapidly. Brides have said goodbye to the extra matching, cloned bridal party dresses and welcomed things that truly coordinate- meaning they fit the same style, color or overall feel of the wedding! Here's how you can get in on the ever-evolving trend!
Bridesmaids Dresses Ideas
Same Dress, Different Shades
Same Color, Different Styles
Different Dresses, Various Shades of Wedding Colors
Same Style, Dresses Done Differently
Suspenders, Socks, Hats, Shoelaces & Neckties also unify the Groom and Groomsmens look.
This post comes courtesy of the fabulous Cassandra Bromfield-- Thanks hun!
Wish Upon A Wedding is a nationwide 501(c) (3) organization, they celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of couples in love during their most challenging times. Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding will have 30 chapters spanning across the United States by the end of 2012.
Most weddings are challenging but when you add difficult health diagnosis, you look at life, love, and a perfect wedding differently. Wish Upon a Wedding makes dreams come true and you can help too:
Wish Granter Board Member Host a Fund Raising Party Bid a Wish.
Bid a Wish, is where you can bid on items for your wedding and make donation at the same time. It will be the best gift you will give and receive at the same time.
Read more about the Wishes Granted or Apply for a Wish.
This post is all about the natural hair ladies, who want to highlight your crowns on the wedding day- but you don't have a clue of where to start! Merely 5 yrs ago, when I was rocking my locs, it seemed the only visual references I had for hairstyles was the hair care pioneers Khamit Kinks in New York. (Thank God!) I chose a crisscross updo that was fierce & complemented my shoulder length locs --see the second pic in the bunch. Since then, the natural hair care industry has exploded in its availability & creativity-- blogs, websites & magazines are poping up everywhere-- and more & more natural hair fashionistas are rocking their hair loud & proud as they say I Do! Here's a few examples I found to be hot to def!
Photo credits & websites for more info: www.afrobella.com,www.khamitkinks.com,http://thankgodimnatural.wordpress.com,http://niaonline.org/bride,http://www.naturalchica.com/,http://naturalhairbrides.tumblr.com/