Thursday, May 28, 2009

After 68 years guess whos getting married...

After 68 years of courting two of Americas most famous highschool sweethearts- Veronica Lodge & Bettye Cooper, Archie from the famous Archie comic books has finally choose one of the ladies to be his bride to be...

I for one, am upset! :-(

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Trend in Veils

Out with the old, in with the new..

I have always been a huge fan of the birdcage veil because I thought it gave you that timeless, classic romantic look (I even wore one myself) but with the onsurge of vintage inspired weddings and crafters everywehere - the birdcage is getting a little played if you know what I mean.

But that's why I really love the wedding industry because it always something wild and funky- how about incoporating your colors by wearing a veil with color!? Now I have to admit at first, I thought there is no way this could possible look good, but now I think its really how you put it all together- if not done right you can look like the bride of chuckii.

Here's some suggestions on how to make it work. You could opt for a full veil of one bright color or you can incorporate more subtle colors like light beige or light pink to pull in your colors without it being so vivid, in your face - im not a white wedding veil! And then there's the wedding veil trimmed in a color. So basically only the edges will tie in your colors- what a great way to be simple & modern!

And that brings me to the wedding dress I wanted sooo bad when I was younger... remember this pink veil?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

To preserve or not to preserve- that is the question

Recently, I was chatting friend with a friend of mine about wedding dresses and she mentioned that many brides are getting rid of their wedding dress as a way to break from the tradition of passing the dress down to their female relatives. In fact, many people are re-selling the dress itself or re-using the fabric in other household items they plan to keep. Others on the other hand, are of course getting the dressed preserved and them sealed in a gift box for later.

I knew about the tradition but I'll admit I never gave it much thought to preserving my dress for a future child- just because I thought every girl should have the thrill of finding her own dress. I don't know- that's just me. I plan to use both my wedding & reception dress as decor in my store one day- so until the day Chocolate Brooms and Bouquets opens for business in a retail space- it will continue to hang neatly in my closet.

Have any of you perserved your dress? Why or Why Not?

Friday, May 15, 2009

NOT another marriage movie... FIREPROOF

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were watching tv together and a commercial aired for a movie starring none other than the 80s heartthrob Kirk Cameron (yes Mike Seaver from the sitcom "Growing Pains"). Now I have to admit, I literally said " what in the world" - i couldnt believe i was seeing mike seaver as a grown man ( who has aged all that much lol), in a movie about marriage. Get outta here! I was like ok, now that Hollywood has seen the success of movies like Not Easily Broken & Why Did I Get Married?, they've decided to make their version to appeal to a larger audience. I was a bit bothered, but my husband and I laughed it off and changed the channel.

A couple of weeks later, my sweetheart saw a trailer for the movie in the Christian bookstore we go to. He was sweet enough to come home with a gift and a copy of the movie. We made a date night out of it and amazingly we were surprised by its content. Although the acting was kinda sappy with some characters ( Kirk was the obvious best actor) but the message was powerful indeed.

We were really touched by its honesty, and ended up talking about the movie in great length afterwards. That conversation eventually led to the purchase of the book. :-) So I highly encourage all married folks and even engaged peeps to checkout this movie & book. I'll be checking in from time to time to share with you the gems of the content.

Did anyone else purchase the book and/or movie? What did you think?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chicagos own wedding dress designer...

Thanks to african-american's blog (they are so the bomb), I found out about(wait, get this) CHICAGO's own dress designer Bryan K. Osbourn! Yes ladies, no need to get your friends or family in New York to send you information on independent designers in the 212 area.

Mr Osbourn, has designed dresses for designer for Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross and Miss America, just to name a few. Brides to be, along with the wedding party & the mothers can have their own couture gown. Here's a few examples of his work that I really like- I have to give him a call for my 30th bday party this year!