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Friday, April 29, 2011

WEDDING JEWELRY: MsBellezza + Bling = Gorgeous Bride

After watching the William and Kate's wedding this morning, as well as a documentary on the late Princess Diana's jewelry, I could not wait to tell you about MsBellezza's jewelry line.

I totally got to feast my eyes on these gorgeous pieces - up close and personal. When I opened the boxes, I was blown by all of the sparkle. It was full of that bling that brides love so much. Oh hell, the bling that I love so much!!! Using Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, and exquisite metal and beadwork in the design of each piece, MsBellezza Jewelry [miz-be-LET-za] will help the bride, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom bring on the bling.

What made me even more excited to share this line with you was because of the prices. I could not believe that most of the pieces in this jewelry line fall under $200. There are a few pieces in their Premiere Collection that are over $300 but rightfully so. But you can own a stunning piece of jewelry for your wedding day that definitely will not break the bank.

Here are the pieces that I viewed. Most pieces are from the Statement Jewelry or Premiere Collections:

Here are some lovely options under $150:

Come Over & Over, $140.00

The Betty, $120.00

Secret Garten, $40.00

Silver Screen, $120.00

Gypsy Song, $120.00

Champagne Cheers, $140.00

Everyday is Friday, $120.00

Thursday, April 28, 2011

WEDDING LINGERIE: Affinitas In A Box For You & Your Bridesmaids

I am loving these packaged panties by Affinitas. Perfect for a wedding day quick change (hey, stuff happens!) or as bachelorette party favors, bridesmaids gifts or to bring along on the honeymoon! You get a pack of three for $28.00.

At just 4” x 4”, these cutie patootie packages make the perfect travel companion – discreet enough to bring just about anywhere. Stash a pack or two in your luggage for the destination wedding and honeymoon, and never worry about security going through your unmentionables again! Offered in both hipster and thong styles, Packaged Panties by Affinitas are fabricated from comfy stretch lace and mesh, in One Size Fits Most (approx 0-8). Panties come three solid colors to a pack in the following colorways: Ivory/Nude/Black, Aqua/Hot Pink/Turquoise and new for Spring, Pistachio/Sand/Baby Blue. Too cute, right?

Available at Her Room.

THE ROYAL WEDDING: Celebrate William & Kate with The Booth & The BBC

Unique Vintage Gals Pick Their Royal Wedding Favorites

The gals over at Unique Vintage picked the dresses that they would wear if they were going to be a royal princess. What do you think?

From top left to right:
1. Maggie Sottero, 2. Maggie Sottero, 3. Allure Bridal, 4. Maggie Sottero, 5. Maggie Sottero, 6. Maggie Sotero.

From bottom left to right:
1. Maggie Sottero, 2. Maggie Sottero, 3. Maggie Sottero, 4. Maggie Sottero, 5. Fancy New York, 6. Fancy New York.

Unique Vintage items include 1920's flapper style dresses, 1930's inspired bias-cut red carpet dresses, 1950's style swing dresses and pin up bathing suits as well as 1960's style mod dresses.

For added bling, both modern day and vintage accessories are also available. Yet despite the influence of these indelible eras, Echerverry’s items all have a hip and timeless flair that are perfect for the modern fashionista...and are not available at your local department store!

Whether you’re looking for a knock ‘em dead party dress, a classic wedding gown or you simply desire to set yourself apart from the “off the rack” set, beats sifting through flea markets for that perfect piece.

The Unique Vintage brick and mortar store is located at: 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

SPONSORED LOVE: Interflora, The Flower Experts, Loves Roses

Roses love weddings!

During times of great happiness and joy, flowers can be a remarkable symbol of celebration, especially with weddings where appropriate flower arrangements can take some of the pressure off and help facilitate stress-free planning. With any flower delivery UK florists can help to make the flower arrangements a seamless task and can lend their support to creating the perfect wedding flowers. At any wedding flowers represent everlasting love and therefore they need to be chosen carefully to ensure that any sentiment is done so eloquently.

When it comes to flowers, roses are often chosen due to their ability to transcend the need for words, with their elegance and beauty speaking volumes. Roses whisper messages of love and passion without overpowering the rest of the service and any wedding flowers inclusive of roses tend to be simple, beautiful and very effective.

With the flowers it's a good idea to consider the day as a whole. The wedding flowers can be part of the bridal bouquet or present at the church, so they are of the utmost importance. Added to this, they can be included in the table centerpieces at the reception. They can also be sent directly to the bride or her family with messages of congratulations. Therefore, when making a decision, it can be useful to look at all the options available and the flower delivery UK florists can offer. Roses are always a good option as they can be cut accordingly and have the flexibility to be displayed in bulk, or interspersed with other bright and breezy blooms. They can also be given as a gift in the form of a tree or bush, as a more permanent reminder of the couple's special day.

Beautiful flowers can be simple or elaborate, subtle or vibrant and bouquets can be custom designed or simple in their very essence. When considering the arrangements, roses are the natural choice as they are neither flamboyant nor insipid and simply know their place and allow the bride to take centre stage! They wrap their comforting arms around those celebrating, but never inhibit or intrude.

Whatever flower arrangements are chosen, there are a host of florists who can assist, allowing the bride and groom to relax and concentrate on their wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NY BRIDAL MARKET: Erin Cole Brings The Glamour

This almost never happens to me. But while we were checking out everything in the Intercontinental, I had to stop by one of my favorite jewelry and hair accessories designer, Erin Cole. When I walked in the door, I did not notice the tall, beautiful designer. But as I was perusing her new gems, she said to me, "Hi, I'm Erin." To that I replied, "The...?" She just laughed.

It was so lovely to meet the woman behind this incredible brand. I have been a fan of Erin Cole for as long as I can remember. So I could not wait to show you her new pieces. Can you believe that I took these photos with my iPhone? It really serves as a great little camera for me when I need to get a shot quickly. Anyhoo, you will need to see these for yourself. Find an Erin Cole store or retailer near you.

The Designer, Erin Cole with a model

Thursday, April 21, 2011

WEDDING SHOES: Free Wedding Shoes from Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

This story really stopped me in my tracks a few days ago. I could not believe what I was reading, Bridal Lovelies.

The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh will pay for a bride’s wedding shoes up to $500 when she holds her wedding celebration at the hotel through 2012. In addition, brides get even more perks — including complimentary make-up application for the bridal party — through a special relationship with Nordstrom department store at Ross Park Mall in Ross Township.

Yes, you read that correctly! If you book your wedding with 150 or more guests by Dec. 31, 2011 with a wedding date by Dec. 31, 2012 at Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, you can present your shoe sales receipt to the hotel for reimbursement up to $500.

Brides may purchase their shoes anywhere, but those who choose to purchase shoes at Nordstrom will enjoy several complimentary services provided by Nordstrom, including make-up application, personal foundation fitting by a certified fit expert, and a personal stylist who can help with everything they need to look and feel beautiful on their wedding day and all the celebrations that surround it.

Westin CC Pittsburgh say that they have this to offer...
Weddings at Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh are designed to delight and expertly coordinated to be respectful of personal style. Elegant event spaces are the ideal backdrop for engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, weddings and bridal party brunches. Unique and flexible catering options, including Kosher, give brides the ability to customize an event to their own taste. Guest rooms and suites are the epitome of comfort and convenience with notable standards that include the Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®.

Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh is in prime downtown location connecting guests to dining, shopping and entertainment. To learn more about Westin weddings and how to receive complimentary wedding shoes, contact a Wedding Specialist at 412-560-6332. You can also visit Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh on the web.

Monday, April 18, 2011

NY BRIDAL MARKET: Anne Barge Spring 2012

Hello Bridal Lovelies,

I am back from NY Bridal Market with some fab pictures and bridal news on some amazing new designers and collections. It was a little quiet this Market as folks are gearing up for October's Market. But I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

So without further adieu...

Anne Bowen Spring 2012

Anne Bowen is always a must see collection during Bridal Market. I can always count on Anne Bowen to create a collection that every bride wants to wear. Her designs were perfect for the flower child bride or the risque bride or for the uptown girl who must have the bling.

For the Flower Child Bride, you would definitely love the "Janis" or "Peace" or "Wild Flowers." All of these gowns have lace elements which give it that "Woodstock/flowers in your hair/walking in your bare feet" feel.

For the Risque Bride, you would swoon over "The Morgan" or "Generation" or "Mortimer." You are not afraid to show off your gorgeous legs.

For the Uptown Girl, your choices are obvious - "Rockefeller" or "Hudson" or "DeNiro." These gowns will definitely make jaws drop.

From my very precarious seating, I was able to choose a favorite. My absolute favorite was the "Rockefeller." You have to see it up close to fully understand how gorgeous it really is. As you know, these gowns are not available yet. So you are in luck if you are a 2012 bride.

Wild Flowers

Triangle Below Canal

The Morgan










Designer Anne Bowen


Highly sought-after celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren helps brides worldwide translate their concepts into reality with her masterfully produced and distinctively designed events. She has worked with everyone from Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka, and Christine and Kevin Costner.

On April 25th, Gilt City members are invited to spend an evening at an elegant in-store event with Yifat herself at Vera Wang’s glamorous, 3,500-square-foot flagship boutique. It's a night of sipping Champagne and tasting sweet treats, ending with a swag bag full of charming surprises to delight the most discerning of brides.

About the gowns: the Vera Wang styles filling this boutique are more breathtaking than any on the market.

About Yifat Oren: her advice is, in a word, brilliant. She is known for her impeccable style and unique ideas, and has planned celebrations for a variety of celebrities and discerning clientele; and she will be on hand to discuss your big day. Talk shop with her about fabric treatments, technical production, lighting, floral design, food styling and space planning: it's all fair game.

Purchase your tickets on Gilt City.
Tickets are being offered for $50 each and includes:

  • Access for one to an exclusive bridal evening with Yifat Oren at Vera Wang

  • Champagne

  • Gift Bags

  • Sweet Treats

April 25, 2011

6:00 – 8:00 pm

8445 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069

Friday, April 15, 2011

WEDDDING INSPIRATION: A Wedding Invite That's A Record Player

Can you believe that what's in this package is a wedding invitation that doubles as a record player? Believe it.


Paper Record Player from kellianderson on Vimeo.

{via Co Design Daily}

NY BRIDAL EVENT: The Wedding Salon Invites You To Their Wedding Soiree

The Wedding Salon is thrilled to announce their first New York event of the year, April 27th at Manhattan Center Studios! They have some incredible names lined up including the legendary Sylvia Weinstock, Tao, Le Cirque, Vera Wang Wedgwood, St. Regis, Shawn Rabideau of Bethenny Getting Married & Bethenny Ever After, and many more.

There will be fantasy reception tables by David Tutera for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, the event will feature a Couture Fashion Show, Beauty Makeovers, Cocktails, Cake Tastings & fabulous goodie bags. Their vendors will be showcasing some of the biggest trends tied into the Royal Wedding as that will surely be on everyone’s minds that week. Brides will also have the chance to enter to win a Magical Honeymoon Giveaway from Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Readers of The Bridal Wishlist get a special discount on their tickets. Get your $15 tickets by using the promo code: BPNYP! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BRIDESMAIDS GIFT: Obi Clutches & Cosmetic Bags @ Grace Design

Since you are making them wear those suspect bridesmaids dresses. Give your girls a gift that is stylish and will definitely come in handy. These oh so cute clutches and cosmetic bags by Grace Design are so fab. You just can't find a cosmetic bag that stylish without paying a fortune. These are less than $40.00. Stylish and affordable.


Cosmetic Bags