And you thought your mother-in-law was nuts…

For those brides (or anyone, for that matter) that enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert’s famous memoir Eat Pray Love, her follow-up book is a must-read.

In Committed, Gilbert offers a very personal (and thoroughly researched) commentary on what being a wife truly means. This memoir offers a sobering, but ultimately positive analysis on marriage’s benefits and its defects, helping single women, brides, wives, mothers and life-long bachelorettes a grounded perspective on marriage and relationships, all while she examines her own relationship with, and eventual marriage to, Felipe. Part history book, part comedic memoir, part travel journal and all heart, Committed is a must-read for all of us.

Click here to purchase "Committed: A Love Story" on Amazon.com

As you can see the “end of the week” hasn’t arrived until now.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to put the blog on the proverbial back burner. Now that my life is back in order, I can now start updating Chicista Weddings on a regular basis again with the latest in wedding trends.

Also, with two(!) of my sorority sisters engaged, I’ll have a ton to talk about, especially when it comes to the personal experiences to come.

Sorry to keep you waiting so long!

First, the fun stuff: Utterly Engaged has released Issue 15! The theme: Sugar & Spice. The issue has fashion and decor advice for demure and daring brides alike, along with sweet and sizzling honeymoon tips. Be sure to take a look!

Also, I apologize again for being absent; my work life has picked up and I haven’t been able to blog as often. I promise you another post by the end of the week.

Click here to read the latest issue of Utterly Engaged!

I guess you may be wondering why I have waited the day before the Royal Wedding to make any comment about it…

Truth be told, I’ve simply been very busy.

But, no more! I will be awake at 3 a.m. Eastern Time watching Prince William marry the absolutely stunning Kate Middleton. Just like the rest of you, I am dying to see what this ultra-chic lady wears down the aisle and I look forward to seeing all of the festivities of my generation’s own royal wedding.

Here’s to Prince William and soon-to-be Princess Kate. I wish you nothing but happiness!

If a six-year-old girl (with great fashion sense) were imagining her wedding dress, it would most likely look something like one of the gowns that walked down the runway during the Watters and Watters Spring 2012 show. With fantastic gowns making use of appliqu├ęs, beading and subtle color (found in sashes and blush-colored gowns), Watters and Watters delivers graceful style and timeless beauty. In all, the classic bride would swoon over this collection.

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Click here to see the full collection on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Matthew Christopher has long been known for his throughly modern designs with a glamorous edge, perfect for the high fashion bride. His 2012 collection does not disappoint, with minimalist, but sculptural, gowns throughout. Matthew Christopher’s latest gowns are straight out of a stunning dream.

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Click here to view the full collection on Martha Stewart Weddings.

The Spring 2012 collection from Alfred Angelo proves once and again that there is no need to sacrifice style for savings. This budget-friendly bridal fashion brand incorporates high fashion details in its gowns so brides need not break the back for a touch of glamour with a range of styles to fit any body type. All in all, I am impressed.

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Click here for the full collection on Martha Stewart Weddings.

Fancy’s collection of only four dresses may seem scarce, but it’s wholesome retro vibe is absolutely stunning. I am all for taking it back to yesteryear, so this abbreviated collection has my vote. For brides looking to travel back in time with classic chic, Fancy is fabulous.

Click here to see the full collection on Martha Stewart Weddings

 

It’s that time of year again!

The latest and greatest of bridal fashion has gone down the catwalk, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come down the aisle. My favorites are coming up, so stay tuned!

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