Thursday, September 29, 2011

Real Life Bride with Flavor: Meet the Brown-Synder Family!

Todays featured couple Meegan & Johnny, are again another example of the great tool that 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 :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Secret is You Gotta Coordinate – or maybe not!

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.

Add in Non Matching Accessories too --

Black Lace Hose

Vintage Hats

And the easiest way to do is in the shoes!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wedding Vendors Grant a Wedding Wish

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.

Wish Upon a

Friday, September 2, 2011

Natural Hair Brides—Rock your crowns !!

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!

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