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November 22, 2009

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Straps that Rock

August 8, 2009

Lazaro has hit the mark with another great dress design.


Style: LZ3956

Ivory Silk Radzimir strapless ball gown, beaded and embroidered bodice with double spaghetti straps, A-line skirt with pockets and side and back pleats, chapel train.

Grow a Garden From Your Wedding Bouquet

February 8, 2009

At FloralNotes.com they recycle your wedding bouquet into high quality hand crafted paper that is used to create thank-you acknowledgment note cards. Also special about their paper is that in the manufacturing process they embed 12 varieties of perennial wildflower seeds. The recipient of your note card then plants the card to create a perpetual wildflower garden.

They are a division of Walter Knoll Florist. Their offices are located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Walter Knoll Florist has been serving floral needs since 1883.

Their hand crafted paper making process is 100% ECO friendly.

The products used in their manufacturing process are 100% post consumer waste and FREE from VOCs.

How cool is that?

Courtesy of Brides Magazine.

Are you a Maggie Bride?

February 1, 2009

Ever since I started looking at bridal magazines I have always been in love with Maggie Sottero wedding dresses. The main reason is most of their collection have a lace up back and to me that is so romantic yet sexy. Here is one of their dresses that I really like. It is called the Nevaya. I like how many different elements are included. Maybe you will too.


One-piece, strapless gown with a full bustled skirt and lace-up closure. Shining in Lustrous Satin and embellished embroidered lace, this style features bustles cascading down the side hip, creating a draping effect on the front of the skirt. Bustles are also featured at the back of the gown. Embellished cap-sleeves or a 3/4 sleeve satin jacket are available with this style.

You can view their entire collection here. If you are a Maggie Bride let me know which one you love.

Diamonds Are Like Flowers

January 18, 2009


With more brilliance than a traditional Marquise, and more fire than a Princess cut stone, the Calla Diamond stands apart as the unique and timeless expression of love.

Inspired by the butterfly’s love affair with the elegant beauty of the Calla Lily Flower, each diamond is passionately shaped and precision cut to the ideal symmetry to ensure the maximum brilliance. No other diamond shape compares to the sheer romance and unique elegance of this one of a kind cut.

Nelson recreates the beauty of nature in his new design, the Calla Collection.

To see the collection of engagement rings, bridal sets, necklaces and earrings click here.

The first time I saw this collection I was in love. Now only to convince my darling husband I need a new wedding set.

Please leave me a comment on your thoughts about this unique collection.

Blinded By The Sparkle

November 21, 2008


The day you were given your diamond engagement or wedding ring is one of the most memorable moments of your life. With special care and treatment that diamond ring can remain as brilliant as the day you received it.

Most jewelers encourage their customers to remove their jewelry first thing as they arrive home and make it is the last thing that they put on before they leave the house. This saves ‘gunk’ buildup as well as excess wear and tear from doing normal household chores like banging your diamonds and prongs on sinks, dishwashers and washers and dryers. All of these things wear on gold and can flatten and bend prongs. This all can lead to a lost or damaged diamond or gemstone. You should visit a professional jeweler every six months to have your diamonds mountings and setting checked.

To keep your diamond ring in great shape, it needs to be cleaned routinely. Harsh household chemicals, lotions, and hairsprays can cause buildup on your ring, making it look cloudy. Although your jeweler can professionally clean and polish your ring, you can you can also achieve that brand-new sparkle at home by following these easy steps:

1. Use a store-bought jewelry cleaning solution or use a good homemade cleaner which is 1/3 mild liquid soap, water and ammonia

2. Place the ring in the solution and take a soft toothbrush to clean the diamond, taking care to get into all the crevices underneath and in between the setting.

3. Rinse with warm water.

4. Dry with a lint-free cloth.

Tip : Clean your ring away from the sink so you don’t risk it going down the drain.

Underneath Your Dress

November 13, 2008

Many dresses need to be worn with a bustier instead of a strapless bra because of a dip in the back of the bodice. Select a very smooth microfiber bustier with no visible boning. The nice thing about a bustier is that it smooths out the tummy as well as functioning as a bra. The boning also helps to keep you from slouching!

To make sure that you are doing your gown justice, be careful to pick the right undergarments. An easy way to find the best fit is to bring along an assortment to your first bridal gown fitting and try them all on. The attendants at the bridal shop will be more than happy to help you find the ideal undergarments to make your wedding dress look perfect.

One brand is the Milili White Seamless Bustier Style 8002

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It is a molded strapless bustier that is seamless with hidden underwire and molded cups. The bustier is also boned for support. Adjustable opening in back has 3 horizontal and 9 vertical eye hooks. Comes with removeable clear straps.It is made from 90% Nylon 10% Spandex.

Size Tip: Because it is bustier, your normal band size might be too small. For example, if you normally wear 32 B, you may need 34 B.

Also perfect for bridemaids, formal, prom, cruise, evening and many more.

I am currently running a sale on this bustier.

Visit http://www.bunniesbridalandmore.com/

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Wedding Dress Goes Floral

November 12, 2008

This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful wedding dresses I have seen. It is made by Lazaro from their Spring 2008 collection style number LZ3819.

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It is described as Floral hand embroidered organza over sherbert tulle gown, curved neckline, elongated torso with circular skirt, chapel train. Detachable tulle train with cascading petals and flower corsage.

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This dress is perfect for the bride who wants to show off her features yet still has some fullness to her dress. The colors of the embroidry are calm and relaxing. I love that the tulle train is detachable.

Also available is a matching veil style number L819..and paired with the dress..WOW.

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Wedding Cake Design Gone Yummy

November 6, 2008

I saw this cake while reading the Brides March/April 2008 issue featuring America’s 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes. I just stopped in my tracks. I love this cake design..it was fresh..it was vibrant and it looks so yummy. What an amazing design by Elisa Strauss of confetticakes.com.

She also has been featured in InStyle Weddings, Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride. She has two amazing books out The Confetti Cakes Cookbook and Confetti Cakes for kids.
This is a great example of how anything can inspire a great cake design. By looking around at what you like, love and enjoy, you too can create your perfect cake.

‘Til "Debt" Do Us Part

September 28, 2008

Budgets, bills and debt can be points of marital conflict. Conflicts relating to finances can be a major cause of the demise of a marriage. Many of the challenges of marriage and money can be avoided by either sharing the responibility of finances within the marriage or assigning a partner to oversee all financial matters.

Communication, honesty and trust are a few of the necessary tools that make for a successful marriage of your finances. Understanding that, as individuals, we each have our own unique styles of handling and managing finances. That is why it is important to discuss each of your styles prior to the marriage. A few key questions to discuss are:

Should you maintain seperate or joint bank accounts?

How will you make spending decisions?

Will you implement monthly spending budgets on groceries, clothes, ect?

Who will be responsible for paying the bills?

What are your credit and debt histories?

What are your saving and investment goals?

Do you have a retirement plan?

Do you have life insurance policies?

Do you have wills?

There is no one answer to any of these questions. Each couple must identify what will work best for themselves. Since disagreements about finances are attibuted as the number one cause for divorse, you alone as a couple have the power to ensure wedded bliss over divorce court when it comes to finances and marriage. Talking openinly and honestly about money matters can ensure money harmony within a marriage and, ultimately, result in the goal of marital harmony as well.

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