After planning my own wedding, I contemplated getting into the bridal business. However, I quickly vetoed that idea after I realized I would be working with bridezillas, and always working weekends. Instead, I have had the honor of consulting on a few destination weddings in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Its always a joy to relive my own planning process by helping others. All of the brides have found me from my blog + Style Me Pretty…..and, it’s such a compliment when they do (so keep it coming!). Check out my wedding on Style Me Pretty, here!
Call me crazy, but I truly enjoy all the wedding planning and details that go into one’s big day. Yes, I guess I am one of those bridezillas (but I did everything myself so I beg to differ). So, what did I lack during my own planning? A wedding planner that complimented my planning. I wish Bloom’s Wedding Planner was available 5 years ago! It’s perfect for any couple planning their wedding. It’s one of my favorite gifts for the newly engaged bride or couple.
Another thing I love about Bloom’s Wedding Planner? It was designed by expert planners + brides themselves! Bloom planners are designed for everyone. They even specialize in daily planners from Middle Schoolers to Moms!
Some of my favorite features of Bloom’s Ultimate Wedding planner are the following sections:
“our visions,” a space to create your own vision board…. start clipping those photos you found in those wedding magazines!
“vendor planning,” where you can log all your contact information + notes. I love the detailed worksheets per vendor to help in the selection and planning per category!
“guest planning,” is a great space to help you plan your guest list, shower list, keep track of gifts received + thank you’s sent!
“the big day,” helps you stay stress-free with day of wedding day checklists and down to the minute planning tools to help everything go smoothly! (I would also highly recommend hiring a day of wedding coordinator if your venue doesn’t already provide one).
Storage pockets to provide ample space to store contracts, forms + more! You’ll be thankful for this feature, trust me!
I can’t wait to recieve new Gauze Collection by Love Ophelia. I originally planned to buy Love Ophelia’s tulip or glow collection but my size is no longer available. Luckily, the owner of Love Ophelia emailed me to tell me about their new collection, which is arriving this spring. It’s gorgeous….I can’t wait to have it! It’s perfect for the bride-to-be!
I already purchased blush Serendipity robes from Love Ophelia for my bridesmaids, MOB and MOG! I can’t wait to have photos of all us getting ready in our Love Ophelia delicates on my wedding day. Thank you Love Ophelia.
Post-Christmas = more shopping for sales! I was quite surprised by the post-holiday sales BCBGmaxazria was having at their retail store yesterday (buy 1 item get 20% off, 2 items 25% and 3+ items 30% off sale)…..and the high inventory of choices! BCBG is one of my favorite designers. I quickly got into wedding/honeymoon mode and tried on 4 stunning white cocktail dresses for upcoming party festivities.
I ended up buying the white sequin dress on sale for my upcoming bachelorette party! I actually already purchased the same BCBG dress in a blush color from a Macy’s online sale (which I will now return). I am still in love with the Sas Strapless Evening Dress…I love all the ruffles and the corset-ish sweetheart top BUT I will have to keep an eye on that dress for any upcoming sales!
I have been endlessly looking for the perfect pair of earrings to wear on my wedding day. Seriously, I didn’t think it would be this difficult! I love wearing studs….CZ (wish they were diamonds) & pearls are my go-to everyday earrings. Originally, I was going to wear my “something old” Mikimoto pearls that I was given by my parents for my college graduation & add “something new.” To complete the look, I would buy a “diamond halo” to go around my pearl studs (shown in the photo below–with CZ). Now looking at photos of my dress, it may make sense to wear a more dramatic earring. I desperately need help, possibly a stylist!
….meet the newest members of my shoe closet! (Aren’t they pretty?) I bought them 50% off (plus an extra 15%) from ShopBop.com! I saved almost $200 dollars—ugh, I love a great deal! I refuse to buy anything full price…especially since I’m already broke from planning a wedding! Please pray these heels go perfectly with my dress I have picked out for my upcoming bridal shower or bachelorette weekend. If not, back to store (or website) you go!
I love hanky panky! They are the MOST comfortable thongs I have ever worn. I got my first 2 pairs as a gift from my best friend Joey in NYC a few years ago. I tend to wear them on special days because they are so comfortable & sexy! I want more! I actually wore my lime green hanky panky thong the day I went dress shopping. What was I thinking? I guess comfort & wanting to feel sexy….clearly not thinking that hello, your lime green thong is going to pop through any bridal gown! oops! Well, at least its a moment I will never forget.
hanky panky of course offers bridal wear. I love their bridal, maid of honor & bridesmaid thongs! Perfect thank you gift to your girls & to yourself! hanky panky also sells a 8-day pack that would be perfect to take along on your honeymoon (~$160). I want it!
Happy Shopping! If you live in NYC, stop by hanky panky’s sample sale November 12-14th, 2012 at their new location in Chelsea (410 W. 16th Street). And if you do, buy me some hanky panky!
BEST ANNIVERSARY EVER! (10/13/12)….I found out that I won Colin Cowie Wedding’s twitter giveaway he hosted during Bridal Fashion Week! I won a gorgeous handmade head-wrap by Jennifer Behr!!! I honestly was jumping up & down once I received the tweet telling me that I had won! I love bling….especially on my head! LOL (seriously, why wasn’t I a princess).
The gift was delicately wrapped, enclosed with a personalized card. I love the neutral colors they used! I plan to wear my Jennifer Behr head wrap at my Bridal Shower or possibly during my Bachelorette weekend (location TBA). I will post photos once I do!
Thank you again Jennifer Behr & Colin Cowie Weddings. I absolutely love my gift!! It is truely an amazing bridal accessory!