2014 Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas is two weeks away! How much of your Christmas shopping have you done? Well, if you're like me the answer would be na-da!

I must admit I am a last minute shopper, but I would not advise you to do the same. Let's take a look at some awesome holiday gift ideas that I think the women in your life would love this Christmas.

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We've got lots of goodies to give, so let's take a look at the products worth over $700!


10 healthy strategies for brides survive the holidays

As a bride-to-be I'm sure you'll be watching your weight, because holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to all the treats of the season.

To help you make the holidays their best and arrive on the other side with your weight loss goals still in tact, Anika Christ, senior program manager of Life Time Weight Loss at Life Time Fitness offers these 10 holiday health strategies.


Non Traditional and Unusual Engagement Rings

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 So called "Geek weddings" have been increasingly promoted online in the last couple of years, making super geeky marriages hit the spotlight!

They offer a quirky, alternative take on the idea of a traditional wedding.

From the Flintstones to Shrek and Fiona, there really is a ring to suit every couple, so here are some examples of the most unusual engagement rings.


Solange Knowles Iconic Wedding look in White


The Knowles sisters have been known to break all the rules when it comes to fashion, but Solange, in her iconic all white wedding look, made a whole new set of wedding rules with her dreamy wedding to video director Alan Ferguson.


A Timeless Twist on Tulle by Vera Wang

Only Vera Wang could make one the most hated material's of the 20th century -Tulle - look soft, luxurious, and downright gorgeous! Let's take a closer look into the Vera Wang White Collection that's features the most amazing dresses done perfectly in tulle.


Discovering Sareh Nouri

My love affair with weddings grows deeper by the day, and the love happens in the most unlikely ways. Sareh Nouri happened on day last week and I knew I had to feature her gowns on the blog. 

I was immediately taken by the powdery blueish Marie Antoinette Ball Gown. If this gown, reminiscent of a little girl twirling in her tulle could evoke such memories, I knew the rest of the Sareh Nouri collection might also leave me breathless. Let's take a closer look at the Fall 2014 collection...


Fall Wedding Ideas

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Fall is a very romantic time of the year for a wedding. Fall weddings reflect the autumn season and a new beginning. Mother nature transforms the colors of the landscape before our eyes.

People think about spending more time with their loved ones in anticipation of the holiday season. Here are a few ideas to help you get started with your fabulous fall wedding.


Purple Passion

October is all about women. We paid tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness last week, and today we are focusing our attention on Domestic Violence Awareness. One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. That is one too many!

We're happy to spotlight Domestic Violence and the color purple. Purple conveys wealth and extravagance and it's the perfect backdrop for a fabulous wedding.


Life & Love in Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In honor of the thousands of women who fight against breast cancer every day, and those mothers, sisters, grandmothers, nieces and friends who have lost the battle, I an focusing on the breast cancer cause with an explosion of pink inspiration.


How To Have A Unique Restaurant Wedding Reception

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When the words 'how to have a unique restaurant wedding' come to mind, you might not feel joyful.

You might feel like you are getting robbed of the chance to have your dream wedding in a place that has everything that you ever wanted, such as the romantic chapel, the little wedding reception venue and so on.

Fear not though, because having a restaurant wedding reception could actually work out to be better for you than you might think!


Vera Wang Bridesmaid Looks for Fall

Fall is here and we are excited about the White by Vera Wang bridesmaid collection for fall! Rich reds and luxurious golds are a must for fall nuptials, and we have our fab four that are perfect for a day or evening ceremony.


Planning a Fabulous Bridal Shower

Have you ever attended a bridal shower or planned one for your best friend? What did you like most about it? Was it the food & games, or was it watching the bride open up her stash of gifts revealing the "sweet nothings" that she would one day wear for her beau? 

A lot goes into planning a bridal shower: color/theme, menu, games, party gifts, its a big responsibility, but it is equally a lot of fun! To help you with the details we have some beautiful inspiration to assist with your bridal shower planning.


Tips To Choose Perfect Wedding Invitations

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By Sila Rodney
The Animated Bride

Planning your wedding will involve many activities that range from buying the perfect wedding dress, to ordering the wedding invitations.

All these can lead to stress or bridal panic attacks, and it is important to remember that with careful research and a lot of help, you can plan your wedding without turning into a complete mess.

It is important to remember that first impressions last forever, and you should not overlook some of the seemingly smaller details such as the invitations.


Lounge Furniture looks for Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

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Weddings are simply beautiful. One aspect of weddings that I love is your ability to use your creative side and re-create your favorite movie scene, dream vacation, or maybe a city scape. Whatever you can imagine, you can have it thanks to lounge furniture and up-lighting that can be rented for your big day.


The Perfect Bridal Lingerie: Your Key To Your Perfect Honeymoon

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Journelle "Dear Bowie" Zoe Robe
Planning a wedding isn't as easy as one, two, three. Neither is choosing the perfect bridal gown for you. With all the hassle and bustle of wedding preparations, often the not you forget one vital part of your wedding day. Choosing and wearing the perfect lingerie. Bridal lingerie should come in two parts.


Celebrity Bridal Looks You'll Love

As many of you know some major celebrities tied the knot this past Labor Day weekend. Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt, her long time lover and father of their 6 children in an intimate wedding ceremony in France.

Jenny McCarthy, former co-host on The View married Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg (brother of actor Mark Wahlberg) near Chicago, Il., followed by Ashlee Simpson to Evan Ross (son of iconic diva Diana Ross) in a grand bohemian style event at her home in Connecticut. Bridesmaids were clad in all white while the groomsmen wore classic black and white tuxedos.

Last, but certainly not least, Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union made an all-time slam dunk in marrying long time beau and Orlando Magic point guard, Dwayne Wade (oh-la-la). The couple's black and white themed affair took place in a castle located in Miami, and was witnessed by 200+ guests.

Each of these gorgeous women wore wedding dresses specific to their personal styles. If you were partial to one dress over another, we don't mind! We're just happy you don't have to pay the hefty price to get a similar look for your own special day. Thanks to the Vera Wang we've got some fabulous looks below that will help you get the celebrity look without the celebrity price tag via her White Collection.

Angelina Jolie
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 Which dress do you like most? Leave us your favorite in the comment box below!

True Blue Love,



Sexy snugglewear for new brides and wives

Snuggling is very important for women. In fact, if a woman doesn't have snuggling as part of her everyday activities when she first gets married, boy-o-boy, trouble could ensue! Hugs are good, in fact, hugging is great, but snuggling, it's kinda up there with kissing (if you're the kissing type). A snuggle in the morning, a long snuggle in the evening...yeah baby! That's icing on the cake.

Now, for all you women out there who think snuggling comes natural for men...NOT! Most men just aren't wired that way. Never fear, however. You have the power to up your snuggling sessions. How? Well, being that the entire male species is turned on by sight, you have to give him some visual stimulation to get the ball rolling. We have searched far and wide for items that are sexy and comfortable, a little bit cutesie, a little bit romantic. What ever your mood, we've got something we think you'll love.

1. Paired with your shortest shorts this "Wifey" sweatshirt by ILY is super soft and super sexy. Perfect also for a night stroll or a cappuchino in front of warm fire.

2. For the bride who loves to work out, this tee from Fit Little Bride is perfect for getting in daily exercise. For the flirty side of you, buy an extra tank one size smaller to show off your best assets (wink!)

3. Sirens at the Beach  Silk Rose lounge dress, an effortlessly sensual and sophisticated halter, and the Oriental Birds, a gorgeous navy blue silk adorned with the sweetest of birds. This play-suit is flirty, airy and ethereal, complete with a sweet tie front.  


4. YoYoon Cotton cute sexy couple underwear for lover temptation, need we say more?

5. Victoria's Secret Designer Collection Silk Chiffon Ruffle Babydoll - True glamour with luxe silk, cut ultra low in a dramatic v-neckline bordered by ruffles and lace. Finished with a little v-string panty, for one daring baby-doll. 

Vera Wang & FTD Flowers Galore!

Flowers play a very important role in the overall theme and feel of your wedding. Its no secret that flowers can cost you thousands of dollars, eating up at least 35% or more of your budget. Personally, I think flowers are worth the cost. Not only do they add striking beauty, they also add richness, connection to nature, and a hint of sweet sophistication to the atmosphere. Flowers can be used to add drama, color, passion and your own unique personality. Whatever emotional response you are trying to achieve, flowers have you covered!

When deciding on which flowers you want for your wedding day it's important to get what you want. Don't settle! I am happy to report that Vera Wang and FTD have partnered together to bring you a gorgeous line of flower arrangements - centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnières - designed with you in mind.


"Flowers are the most beautiful gift. They're the most simplest way of inspiring delight and connecting with those we love."
-Vera Wang