Tuesday, March 17, 2015

You're a Bridesmaid... What now?!

Hey Beauties!

You just found out your best friend is engaged and she has asked you to be part of the BIG DAY! You're super excited, but now what?! Being the Maid of Honor or a Bridesmaid is much more than just a title, the roles come with great responsibility and a few duties...

Maid of Honor

She's your BFF and will definitely be by your side at the alter, but what else does the Maid of Honor do? Of course she fluffs the Bride's dress and keeps her sane throughout the wedding day, but there are tons of other responsibilities that come along with the glamour of being the brides bestie.

* Go with her to find her gown and accessories (this will be fun for the both of you and an unforgettable bonding experience!)

* Plan and host the bridal shower and bachelorette party (get your creative juices flowing because you will need it!)

*Witness and sign the marriage certificate

* Puts together and emergency kit for bridal party (minimergency kits are cute and always come in handy)

*Holds the brides bouquet during the ceremony

*Holds groom's ring during ceremony

*Helps assemble invitations and wedding favors

*Gives speech/toast at reception

* Gives bride a shower and wedding gift

*Helps bride whenever she can and ties loose ends


Bridesmaids usually consist of the bride's closest friends, family and the groom's siblings/cousins. Always remember bridesmaids should be DEPENDABLE !

*Helps maid of honor/bride whenever they can

*Contributes to bridal shower and bachelorette party

*Responsible for purchasing dress and accessories by deadline 

MOST OF ALL FOR THE ENTIRE WEDDING PARTY :  BE A SUPPORT SYSTEM ! There will be many times that your bestie just needs someone to vent to  over a cocktail and dinner or someone to keep her from having a nervous break down before the big day. She will need you in more ways than you could possibly imagine!

Monday, March 16, 2015

The dedication of my sweet niece & more!

Hey Beauties!

This weekend was so exhausting, but absolutely amazing and I wouldn't change it for the world ! If you follow me on social media you saw that I had an amazing weekend filled with friends, family, and love ! 

As well know a lot goes into events behind the scenes and when your guests walk in they have no idea what it took to make everything happen (in my eyes that's the beauty of event planning). A few months ago my best friend told me she wanted to do a small get together after her daughter's dedication. How many of us know that a small gathering can turn into something big very quickly? Lol. So I'm pretty good at events, but my bestie is the "ultimate visionary " she comes up with some of the cutest themes for events. She said she wanted to use soft pink with some deeper pink accents, paired with ivory and gold, but didn't want it to look like a baby shower... So to Pinterest we went ! We shared pictures and ideas, then it was time to bring things to LIFE. How many times have we seen beautiful things on Pinterest then tried to do our own rendition *lol* ? This is the pic that inspired me... 

Well friends, that's what I did with the flower wall below .... I had a fishing line, needle , and garland of flowers in front of me and thought to myself "what next?" I went to YouTube , found a video and got to work . This was the end result ! 

(I started this about a month in advance just in case things didn't go as planned lol) I was super happy with the finished product. That same day my bestie took on a project as well, her lovely centerpieces ! 

She did an amazing job *told you she was fab*! 

Next she tackled the sweets table and cake! Luckily she know a beyond talented lady that makes sweets! There were Rice Krispies, chocolate covered strawberries and more! 

I pulled a bit of inspiration from a baby shower I found on Pinterest for the baby's name . 

She bought wooden letters from Michaels and she got her husband to spray paint them gold (he had to drill a hole in the J so that it could hang ). 

Events take many people and their individual talents to make it a success! Each piece is intricate and once they are  put together the vision for the event comes to life ! I will share more pictures below and I hope you all enjoy them! 


Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Favorites

Hey Dolls! Below are a few are my favorite dresses for the upcoming Spring 2015 season. Your wedding gown is one of the most important features showcased on your big day and it should be a reflection of your beautiful personality! 

The Sexy, Glamour Bride

Stella York 6017
Fabric: Lace and Tulle
Colors: Ivory Tulle and Organza over Ivory Satin, Almond Tulle and Champagne Organza over Gold Statin, While Tulle and Organza over White Satin
Lovely beaded bodice with a dropped waist and light tulle skirt flows into a court train.

The Bride who likes to have FUN

Allure 9110
Colors: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver, Light Gold/Silver
Fabric: Organza
Strapless beaded bodice with a beautiful ruffled skirt! Perfect for the bride who wants to show her fun spirit!

The Sexy, Timeless Bride

Essence of Australia D1865
Colors: Ivory/Ivory, Ivory/Oyster, Ivory/Pewter, White/White
Fabric: Lace over Dolce Satin
Beautiful lace fit and flare gown with chapel length train and a low sexy back

The Modern Romantic Bride

Stella York 6025
Fabric: Lace and Tulle
Colors: Ivory Lace and Tulle over Ivory, Ivory Lace and Tulle over Peony, White Lace and Tulle over White
Perfect for a garden wedding in Spring, this gown has a lace bodice and flowy tulle skirt. *I've seen this dress in peony and it's absolutely gorgeous*

The Glamour Bride

Essence of Australia D1571
Fabric: Doce Satin and Tulle
Colors: Oyster Dolce Satin/Stone Tulle Skirt, Ivory Dolce Satin/ Ivory Tulle Skirt, White Dolce Satin/White Tulle Skirt
Beautiful fit and flare gown with Diamante beading along sweetheart neckline and drop waist. 

The Traditional Fairytale Bride

Maggie Sottero Esme Marie
Fabric: Organza
Colors: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Gold
Gorgeous fairytale ballgown with a Swarovski crystal bodice

The Romantic Timeless Bride

Allure 9104
Fabric: English Net and Lace
Colors: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver, Cafe/Ivory/Silver
Lovely fit and flare lace gown with Swarovski crystal beaded neckline and embellished keyhole back.

The Princess Bride

David Tutera Luca
Fabric: Tulle and Organza over Taffeta 
Colors: Ivory/Blush, Ivory/Ivory, White
Beautiful strapless ballgown with sweetheart neckline and Swarovski crystal bodice.  

Be sure to let your gown speak for you on your special day! This is a once in a lifetime experience and you should cherish each moment of the search for your dress without stressing too much, of course. Each gown has a voice that represents YOU, what will your dress say?