What Not To Wear- The Wedding Edition

The Millenial Martha Stewart, Lauren Conrad, was featured on WhoWhatWear.com giving her do’s and dont’s for wedding guest attire.  We have shared some of those tips here along with our own for you to check out!

1.  The Golden Rule: Do not wear a white dress!

This is the oldest rule in the book! No matter how great that white sun dress looks there should only be one white dress at the wedding!

2. In addition to not wearing white… let the bride make the statement!

It is important to remember that this day is about celebrating the relationship of the Mr. and Mrs. to be. So while you are picking out your dapper attire just remember that all eyes should be on them!

3.  Be comfortable!

We have all regretted wearing those heels by the time the dance floor opens.  A lot of couples offer flip flops for their guests these days but it’s best to come prepared!  Now is when we give a nod to Sidekicks for their foldable flats.  These are great to have in hand for any long day!


4. Follow the dress code on the invitation!

Sometimes we feel as though their are blurred guidelines in dress codes.  The Knot has put together a great cheat sheet to break it down for you.

If you follow these steps you will be dressed to impress!


Perfect Poses

Nothing against those amateur shutterbugs out there, but the classics are, well, the classics for a reason. They are timeless (and won’t be that embarrassing when you look back on them in 10 years- maybe a few of them :)

We have several hints for you. Try these out at home before the actual photo shoot so you’ll be super-ready the day of. Oh, come on! Your partner will LOVE practicing this stuff! hehehe…

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  2. Hand on cheekhand on cheek
  3. Hand on chestAgnes Lopez Photography
  4. Hand on back of headback of head
  5. Head on shoulderhead on shoulder
  6. Arm from behindarm from behind
  7. Arm around waistarm around waist
  8. Wrapped in his armswrap in arms
  9. Only the girl looksonly girl looks
  10. Right before the kissright before kiss
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  12. Hide the kisshide the kiss
  13. Cheek kisscheek kiss
  14. Forehead kissforehead kiss
  15. Top of the head kisstop of head kiss
  16. Check to cheekcheek to cheek
  17. Forehead to foreheadhead to head
  18. Nose to nosenose to nose
  19. Arm in armAgnes Lopez Photography
  20. Back to backback to back
  21. Hugginghugging
  22. Holding handsholdhand
  23. Showing off the ringshowing ring
  24. Lying on backlying on back
  25. Swept off of her feetswept feet
  26. Dancedance
  27. Being sillysilly
  28. Piggyback rideWedding Photography
  29. Whispering a secretsecret
  30. Grab his clothesgrab clothes
  31. Reflectionreflection
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  33. Shadowsshadow

Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

The Classic Beach Honeymoon


The following list ranks what industry experts and real travelers believe are the best destinations for a beach honeymoon.

1. Kauai

WHY?  Kauai is the quintessential honeymoon destination for that classic couple. Months of planning melt away as you relax on this “adventure island” known for its white-sand beaches and plenty of aquatic activities. Looking for the utmost in privacy? Kauai offers some of Hawaii’s most exclusive resorts.

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2. Maui

WHY?  Honeymooners are still crazy for Maui! Its pristine shorelines and rugged, yet accessible, landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for a lively “luau.” (an outdoor feast of indigenous food accompanied by Hawaiian entertainment).

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3. Bora Bora

WHY?  Throngs of honeymooners fall in love with Bora Bora’s over-the-water bungalows. Imagine yourself sleeping suspended above the waves… Have you ever slept so close to the sea? The romance of Bora Bora is undeniable.



4. Santorini

WHY?  Santorini is known for its spectacular multi-colored beaches, and lavish hotels. Authentic Greek cuisine and sunsets like no other place in the world- including views over the caldera (a magnificent turquoise pool of water that serves as the nucleus for the varied isles of this archipelago), round out this magical place. Santorini is a rich, preserved footprint that should be witnessed with the one you love.

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5. British Virgin Island

WHY?  A honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands will be the exclamation point on your flawless wedding! Relax, indulge, and play in the sprawling sands and turquoise waters of the Island’s lovely resorts.

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6. Fiji

WHY?  Fiji is a feast for the eyes. This remarkable spot is all about beauty, relaxation, connection to nature, and to each other, of course!



7. St. Kitts & Nevis

WHY?   Active honeymooners looking to combine beach time and tee time? St. Kitts & Nevis offers challenging golf courses, sandy shorelines, and luxury, luxury, luxury for playful, upscale memories!

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8. St. Lucia

WHY?   Honeymoon shutterbugs we’ve found the perfect spot for your couple selfie (is that a thing?).  St. Lucia’s landscapes will leave you invigorated, awed, and with the best vaca photos on the planet.

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9. Anguilla

WHY?  Looking for a little isolation after months and months of planning? Look no further than Anguilla for stress-free days and much-needed alone-time with your love!



10. Seychelles

WHY?  White sands, ancient land formations, turquoise water, and rustling palms… this is paradise, honeymooners!

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TOP 10 Most Popular Wedding Dress Designers


paparazzi_red_carpetNo clues on finding awesome  wedding dresses? Do you want to be the most special one of your day? Want to try the newest, the most fashionable and elegant dresses?

We would like to help you out. And  HERE  are the list of  Top 10 Wedding Dress Designers & Spring Bridal Collections Of 2015.

Vera Ellen Wang

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  • She debuted as a talented figure skater
  • At the age of 23, she was promoted to senior fashion editor of Vogue Magazine
  • Later soon, she became the design director for Ralph Lauren
  • In 1990, she opened her own bridal boutique in the upscale Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York City
  • Vera Wang Bridal House initially offered couture gowns by the famed designers Guy Laroche, Arnold Scaasi, Carolina Herrera, and Christian Dior
  • Over few years, she launched a signature collection of streamlined and sophisticated wear

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Angel Sanchez

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  • He developed an appreciation for fashion at a young age surrounded by dress forms and fabrics in his mother’s Venezuelan atielier
  • His first love was architecture
  • He is now renowned worldwide for eveningwear designs as well as an acclaimed bridal line and is a proud member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
  • His designs reflect his architectural discipline while creating new shapes and proportions that hold true to the timeless perfection of traditional couture
  • His devotees include Salma Hayek, Taylor Swift, Giselle Bundchen, Beyoncé, Iman, Eva Longoria, Sandra Bullock, Brooke Shields, and Elizabeth Hurley
  • His collections are available at luxury retailers worldwide; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States, Frattina in Mexico City, Al Ostoura in Kuwait, Bellisima & Novarese in Japan and Novia in Korea

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Carolina Herrera

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  • She was born in Caracas, Venezuela on January 8th, 1939 to former governor of Caracas
  • Her grandmother introduced her to the world of fashion
  • “My eye was accustomed to see pretty things”, she has said.
  • In 1972, she first appeared on the International Best Dress List
  • In 1980, she was elected to its Hall of Fame
  • In April of 1981, she presents her first full collection
  • Martha’s, a well-known Park Avenue boutique in New York, agrees to showcase her clothing in their prominent windows
  • In 1980, her first runway show included future supermodel Iman
  • The company has been based in New York city since 1980
  •  In 1981, the brand received recognition from several key publications

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Hayley Paige

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  • Born and raised in California
  • She is the head designer of Jim Hjelm bridal collection and Jim Hjelm Occasions collection at JLM Couture since the Fall of 2011
  • She launched her namesake collection at the age of 25
  • She began her fashion career by interning for Nina Garcia at Elle magazine while attending Cornell University
  • She went on to work in ready-to-wear for Jill Stuart after receiving honorary attention for her 10-piece bridal collection shown during her graduating year
  • She established herself as an integral designer for the Melissa Sweet bridal and bridesmaid collections at Priscilla of Boston
  • Her designs capture a romantic and charming aesthetic that balances a bohemian playfulness with sophistication
  • Her dresses can be found in elite bridal publications, such as Brides, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country Wedding
  • Her dresses are also featured on television segments including The Today Show, Good Morning America, E! News and Say Yes to the Dress
  • The collections are available nationwide in bridal boutiques, including the JLM Couture flagship salon in West Hollywood, CA

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Jenny Packham

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  • One of the UK’S most successful and independent fashion brands with global recognition
  • In 1988, her distinctive signature style has contributed to revolutionize the bridal industry
  • She introduced a contemporary approach to design and styling
  • She has flagship store and showrooms in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong
  • The collections are available at the world’s most discerning stores, which are Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and Bergdorf Goodman
  • Her designs worn by the most talented and influential women of our generation including, Taylor Swift, Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Dita von Teese, Kate Hudson, Oscar winner Adele Adkins and The Duchess


Reem Acra

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  • She was discovered by a fashion editor while attending the American University of Beirut
  • She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and its Paris counterpart at Esmod
  • A short stint as an interior designer was followed by Acra’s return to her fashion roots working in Hong Kong and New York
  • Her friend wore Acra’s first bridal design to her society wedding and it sparked international interest for the designer and Reem Acra Bridal was born
  • Her following includes Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Eva Longoria as well as royal families around the world

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Peter Langner

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  • He takes his amazing talent to Rome, where he has lives and created his own Casa di Alta Moda for the past twenty years
  • He has found some of the world’s finest Italian female artisans to cut, sew and embroider his creations
  • His team is his extended family and it is out of devotion to creation and respect for one another’s talent, that the art of the spectacular wedding gown is born
  • In 2004, he opened a beautiful atelier on via di Porta Pinciana in the heart of Rome
  • In September 2006, he inaugurated his second store in Madrid
  • His creations are now present on three Continents and I more than 70 stores
  • In 2005, he awarded ‘the Bridal Couture Award’ for International Couture designers and in New York
  • In 2006, he received the ‘International Giuseppe Sciacca’ prize for his renowned work in Rome

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Ines Di Santo


  • Born in Italy and moved to Buenos Aires when she was young
  • She trained in the finest European fashion design schools
  • Her wedding dress styles reflect her Italian, French and Spanish heritage and her devotion to representing the romantic and feminine form
  • Her daughter, Veronica (right photo) inherited the same passion for couture and a genuine appreciation to treat every bride with TLC
  • She now infused her mother’s classic sense of luxury with unexpected twists such as pastel colour palettes and art deco inspired details

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  • Pronovias is a family firm that began life in El Suizo, which founded by Alberto Palatchi Bienveniste in 1922
  • It specialized in lace, embroidery and high-quality silk fabrics
  • In 1964, the company launches its first collection of pret-a-porter wedding gowns in Spain and St Patrick is born
  • Spain’s first specialist bridal stores appear. The shop in Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona organized its first fashion show.
  • In 1980, the brand went international. Stores opened in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy and Pronovias started appearing in Latin America
  • In 2000, the first collections were launched under license, working with designer such as Hannibal Laguna, Lidia Delgado and Miguel Palacio. They were followed by names such as Emanuel Ungaro, Badgley Mischka, Lorenzo Caprile, Valentino and Elie Saab
  • The six-storey flagship store opened in New York between 5th Avenue and Madison

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  • Geogina Chapman and Keren Craig are two british girls who have built a fashion empire defined by elegant eveningwear and one of a kind couture designs
  • They met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London
  • Georgina’s draping and design expertise paired with Keren’s textilecreations resulted in a business partnership and the establishment of Marchesa in 2004
  • Marchesa continues to be the centerpiece of iconic red carpet moments and high end fashion alike
  • The collection are presently availbale worldwide

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TOP 10 Wedding Trends of 2015 (Spring & Summer)


Here We GO!!! Spring and summer are coming. We know these are two popular wedding seasons- flowers, nice weather…. So, ARE YOU READY, BRIDES OF 2015-2016?





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2. Watermelon Pinkwedding-decor-ideas





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4. Vibrant Turquoise





5. Pearl

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7. Pistachio




8. Leaf Green

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9. Orchid Tint






10. Caramel





Wedding To-Do List (Brides & Grooms)


Our wedding checklist is designed to assist your planning with effective time management. We list out as many details as we can based on our wedding planning experience.

12 Months or Before

_____ Determine potential wedding dates and times

_____ Decide wedding size, theme, style, etc.

_____ Create a wedding and engagement budget

_____ Reserve wedding and reception locations

_____ Book a wedding officiant

_____ Plan a wedding party and confirm the attendees

_____ Choose wedding rings

_____  Write down an initial guest name list

_____ Organize an engagement party

9~12 Months Before

_____ Order a wedding dress

_____  Order bridesmaids & groomsmen attire

_____ Book your photographer and videographer

_____ Reserve a wedding planner (discuss decor, covers, etc.)

_____ Book  DJ or other live entertainment

_____ Reserve a florist

_____ Order a wedding cake

_____ Reserve any rental items (if needed)

_____ Register for gifts

_____ Research accommodations for out-of-town guests

_____ Plan honeymoon

6~9 Months Before

_____ Decide wedding menus

_____ Reserve a soloist and/or musicians (ceremony)

_____ Reserve limousine service

_____ Order invitations

_____ Choose outfits for both mother and mother-in-law

_____ Check marriage license requirements

3~6 Months Before

_____ Finalize guest list

_____ Choose a reader(s) (ceremony)

_____ Finalize the order with the florist

_____ Make an appointment with hair/nail/ make-up/spa


2 Months Before

_____ Mail the invitations

_____ Write wedding vows

_____ Finalize wedding menus

_____ Confirm wedding details with musicians and officiant

_____ Purchase gifts for parents and attendants

_____ Schedule final dress fitting


A Month Before

_____ Apply for a marriage license

_____ Plan the rehearsal dinner

_____ Discuss details  with photographer and videographer


2 Weeks Before

_____ Draft the speeches

_____ Finalize reception details

_____  Call any guests who have not replied

_____  Consultation with hairstylist and make-up artist

_____ Deliver wedding song lists to musicians

_____ Confirm honeymoon reservations


A Week Before

_____ Finalize seating charts and write out the place cards

_____ Determine the order of the procession

_____ Hold a rehearsal

_____ Confirm accommodation reservations

_____ Pick up the attire for groomsmen and bridesmaids

_____  Confirm the final numbers with the wedding planner

_____ Confirm with limousine service

_____ Deliver the marriage license to the officiant

_____ Prepare any checks required for the wedding day

_____ Pack for honeymoon


Wedding Day!!


After The Wedding

_____ Send out thank-you notes to guests and vendors





You are now…



Mrs. _________________________________



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