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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

The Bridal Wishlist is taking off until after the New Year. We will be back on January 5th with the Best of 2008. So check back then. Happy New Year and here's to an amazing 2009!

DIY Floral Arrangements: Flower Duet DVD

L.A.-based Flower Duet wants to help you DIY your floral bouquet. You have to love women that want you to get it right. For me, flowers should really be left up to a professional. But if your budget doesn't allow, check our their floral instructional DVD – How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet. This instructional video is specifically designed to provide step-by-step guidance to transform cut flowers from your local grocery store into creative and professional-looking flower arrangements. This design is suitable for many occasions from bridal bouquets to special event centerpieces.

The How to Create a European Wrap Bouquet DVD from Flower Duet retails for $29.95 and is currently available for sale on the here. You can see a sneak peek of their video here.

Cause When Do We Not Love A Sale: Buxom Inc.

Buxom Inc. is now offering up to 65% off ALL styles + a free signature tee made from super-soft rayon/lycra cotton on orders of $100 +up through January 6th. Also, check out their recently launched “sample sale” page featuring comfy knit pieces for $25 each (down from $98) and popular silk pieces for $35 (down from $112). Here are some of their wares:

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Beautiful Adornment for Your Wrist: Erickson Beamon

Love this. Get it at Liberty.

This Is The Sexiest Man Alive: David Beckham

While Hugh Jackman is handsome, he can not touch the style and swagger of my favorite footballer, David Beckham. Isn't he beautiful. Lucky, Posh! David graces the cover of British GQ's 20th Anniversary December issue. You know that I dropped $11.00 so that I could totally drool. Pick up this edition to give you and your handsome groom ideas about how to help him take his wedding style up a notch.

What's New With Lou Razon

Filipino-American designer, Lou Razon has added a new collection to her web site. These beautiful gowns would make perfect bridesmaids dresses. The second and third dresses are my absolute favorites. See more on her web site. Here are my picks.

All Is Fair In Bride Wars:

Bride Wars is live on Bluefly! The movie's not out until Jan 9th, but you can go there now to enter the Bride War Stories Contest - just submit your crazy mother-in-law, bad taffeta tales to win a $1000 shopping spree. While you're there, make sure you play around the Bridal Beatdown game where you upload your face to the body of either Liv (Kate Hudson) or Emma (Anne Hathaway) and duke it out against the other bridezilla. (Which is a great distraction from your humdrum work!)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Still on Vacation & A Pic About Love

I am still trying to recover from the holidays. But here's a gorgeous picture all about love. If you have not visited this beautiful blog, please do so. Le Love is definitely for the hopeless romantics like myself. New posts on Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Where To Go On Your Honeymoon: Explora en Patagonia, Chile

Yahoo ran another installment in its "Hotels to Visit Before You Die" series and this was on the list and as usual they are spot on. If you go, please take me. Breathtaking. Get more information about this resort here.

Just The Way You Want It: Couture SF by Christina Hurvis

I really think that the ultimate bridal experience would be to have wear a dress that was made based on my wild imagination. What a gown it would be. Good thing that there are custom gown designers like Christina Hurvis. She will make a dress for you, just the way that you want it. This is her custom design process:

She also has some very beautiful gowns in her stock lines. These are my favorites and visit her web site for more information.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

No One Does It Like You, Stuart

Weitzman, that is. Get a pair at Zappos.

Too Sweet: Melissa Sweet Bridesmaids

I totally love this dress from Melissa Sweet Bridesmaids. See the entire collection here.

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Favors from Products with Personality

If you're a winter bride looking for the perfect winter-themed favors, here are some wonderful ideas from Products with Personality. There are some many angles to tackle with winter. So many motifs, so little time. If these don't move you, they also have related favors including chocolate wedding favors, honey wedding favors, and coffee wedding favors. Here are my favorites:

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Always Zac

Posen, that is! One of my fav designers is Zac Posen and this is gorgeous. Enough said. image via

My Man: Colin Cowie's Wedding Chic

Everyone knows that I LOVE Colin Cowie. Some folks follow celebrities, I keep up with Colin Cowie...LOL! He is simply divine. I love how he can make anything beautiful on any budget. Well, the man has a new book (I am ordering it today) which is the crafted after his super fabulous Colin Cowie Chic. Wedding Chic is organized into chapters covering all of the celebration—from bouquets to cakes and food, invitations to dresses and reception décor. It is a must have.

What's New @ Chic Allure

I love Chic Allure. I posted about this shop here. I love their tiaras. Some of the most unique and beautiful that I have found anywhere. Gotta love handmade!!!! Here's one of the their latest creations and it is simply gorgeous. See more here.

Ring Bling: Belle Rocce

I love ring bling and I really love these cute rings from Belle Rocce, designs by Heather Anne Nelson. These rings are made from different gemstones. What makes these so unique to me are the love shape of each ring. These are my favorites and get yours here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Beautiful Lobe Adornment: Vivre

Sparkling lobe beauty from

Where There Is Love: Julie Harris Photography

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I love photo-journalistic photography, especially with weddings. A great photographer captures an unscripted moment that can take the viewer's breath away. This is such a photo for me. If this doesn't say love, then I don't know what does. This is the work of Julie Harris Photography in Colorado. See more of her amazing work here.

Get Your Spa On: Spa Week Gift Cards & A Giveaway

This is your last chance to get $100 gift cards for $80 at Spa Week. This special deal will end on December 22nd. While you are at it, don’t forget to enter Spa Week’s Diamond Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! A 14kt White Gold, 2.2ct* Diamond Eternity Wedding Band would definitely bring some extra holiday cheer to that special someone, or to yourself.
    It’s as easy as:
  • 1. Click into the Everything Bridal Section on
  • 2. Search throughout the categories of Everything Bridal for the Secret Phrase which is made up of five words in a GREEN FONT!
  • 3. Enter in the Secret Phrase
  • 4. Press Submit!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let Them Do It: Red Stamp

Okay. I know this may sound cheesy but if you have atrocious handwriting and your hubby's is worse, here's an alternative. I saw this in the Daily Candy today. It is Here's what they will do:

Wedding Thank You's
Attention all Brides and Grooms ::

Don't let your first fight be about thank you notes! Please, for the sake of your marriage, let us write them for you. Send us your list with names, addresses, corresponding gifts and a short phrase on how you plan to use it and we'll do the rest so you can live happily ever after...

* Handwritten notes in either feminine or masculine penmanship
* Hand-addressed envelopes, absolutely no labels
* $5 service fee per card {not including price of card}
* No minimum or maximum quantity required
* Custom personalized stationery available
* Two to three week turnaround time

If it sounds good to you, check out

Something for My Laid Back Brides: Goldyn

There are a wondrous breed of brides that are laid back and are planning a very chill, casual wedding. You go girls. Here are some dress options for just such an occasion - all available at

[Madison Marcus]



[Corey Lynn Calter]

[Charlotte Ronson]

[American Retro]