Archives for the month of: December, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts; even at the end of the year I still have a million things on my plate.

Now that I have some time, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. I look forward to writing even more in 2011. Hopefully, some real weddings will also be featured-but, it’s up to you to submit your story along with photos to chicistawedding@gmail.com.

See you next year!

Streamlined Elegance

It has been quite awhile since my last post on books for brides in the planning process-and, admittedly, this book isn’t exactly fresh from the presses. Even so, I finally got a chance to read it and I am more than pleased with this finding.

Fête: The Wedding Experience is written by Jung Lee, one half of the planning duo that runs Fête, the New York event planning company that, once upon a time, had its own show on TLC. While the book has mountains of photographs of breathtakingly beautiful weddings of ten different couples, it is more than just a pretty picture book. Each wedding featured tackles an aspect of wedding planning from creating a vision to the minute details without the run-of-the-mill checklists and charts that are often featured in wedding planning books. I admire how Lee offers such practical advice with a more organic approach, as her wisdom can be adapted to any wedding, regardless of style or budget. Oh, and did I mention that the weddings featured are absolutely gorgeous?

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com

 

A new invitation suite has been added to my Zazzle shop.

Introducing the Mandala collection, a fusion of minimalist and exotic that features a pink mandala motif on all pieces. Hope y’all like it!

Click here to view the full Mandala collection.

Emici Bridal prides itself on offering “Heirloom Quality Bridal Accessories,” and it shows. The new online boutique carries accessories for the bride, flower girl, and ring bearer fashioned out of high-quality fabrics and exceptional craftsmanship. Oh, and each piece is gorgeous as well! I myself have taken a special interest to Emici Bridal’s brooches, which can be made into a hair piece, and their bridal bouquets, which offer a long-lasting (and stunning) alternative to fresh blooms.

These pieces are on the higher end of the price spectrum, but in my eyes they are a worthwhile splurge.

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Click here to shop Emici Bridal.

I am proud to say that I have yet to wear an ugly bridesmaid’s dress. But, as flattering as they were, I have yet to wear them again, despite the promise that I would want to. In short, I wish the brides I stood up for had Little Borrowed Dress as an option at the time.

Little Borrowed Dress is a brand-new bridesmaids’ dress rental service that allows you and your maids to pick a figure-flattering style without committing to a purchase. Instead, the dress is rented for the big day, then returned.The classic styles come in a somewhat limited color range, but rentals are a mere $75 for dresses with a retail price of $295. So, a cheap but chic look for you that won’t sit in your closet collecting dust. Not a bad deal.

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Click here to visit Little Borrowed Dress.

Winter White

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