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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 Wedding Trends

I wanted to share with you some predictions for 2010 wedding trends by Get Married and The Wedding Report.
Among the top 10 bridal trends for 2010 appealing to recently engaged brides are:

1. Non-linear aisle
2. Comfort foods with a kick
3. Gifting techie gadgetry
4. Texture-inspired invitations
5. Old, new, borrowed and cobalt blue
6. Wear-again bridesmaid dresses
7. Three-dimensional save-the-dates
8. Old Hollywood glam, for men!
9. Blogger brides abound
10. Personalized plus

According to Get Married, the new bridal trends are all about personalization and expressing your unique bridal style.

Here are some trends from The Wedding Report that I love:

1. From the dress to shoes, vintage will be in big demand.
2. June 2010 will be busier than normal. Couples that put off their 2009 June wedding, because of the recession have booked for June 2010.
3. Candy buffets will be very hot.
4.Warm, bright, bold, and vibrate color tones are in for 2010.
5. In vintage style, black and white photography shots will be in higher demand.
6. While it hasn't gone mainstream, video streamed live weddings will continue to gain interest.
7. Tungsten is the hot metal for 2010, couple are looking for both engagement rings and wedding bands in tungsten.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Candy Cane Martini

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas time means corporate events, holiday parties, and family gatherings. If you are looking for a great drink this season, try a candy can martini.

1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1/2 oz Creme de CaCao
1/2 oz vodka

Shake ingredients well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy cane. Then garnish with a candy cane. Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wedding Gown Styles

Selecting a gown to wear is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make for your special day. Not only do you want to feel beautiful, but all eyes will be on you after all!

Here are a few gown styles to give you some inspiration on the choices that you have to choose from. If romance is your style, then a princess gown like the one above may be for you.

You may prefer a classic A-line like the one above. Unless you prefer a sexy mermaid style seen below.

Or you may want a slinky sheath like the picture below on your special day.
Whatever style you prefer, take your time and select the gown that makes you feel like a queen for the day!