December 26, 2011

Floral Prints for Bridesmaids, All Under $100 does have a beautiful collection of dress, including what could be  the perfect floral printed dress for your bridesmaid.

The Saturday Market Dress in Flowers is perfect for an outdoor wedding if your colors include green or pink.

Your bridesmaids would look perfect on the beach with a matching floppy hat and sandals and it retails for only $59.99.

December 12, 2011

Retro Bridesmaids Dresses

I have been *scouring* the Internet for the perfect bridesmaid dresses, in my case, tea party style. All the traditional wedding stores offer nothing unique & I've been having better luck searching independent stores offering retro & vintage fashions.

The Tea Leaves Dress is one of the nicest dresses I've found. It's made of thin cotton & would be great to wear in the summer heat. The color is sepia brown, it features a bubble skirt, & would look great with pearls or any Victorian inspired jewelry.

The site reviews do mention a few negatives though including you have to walk carefully as the base of the skirt is small.

It's available for purchase at for $64.99, a great deal for the  bridesmaids who usually pay for their dresses.

December 11, 2011

Top 5 Cake Toppers on Etsy

I *love* Etsy, it goes beyond the idea of buying local or U.S.A. & gives you a chance to get to know the sellers. On top of that you will always get something unique, and perfectly catered to your special day.

I've posted my favorite five wedding cake toppers below. Make sure to check out their shops as well for other custom toppers.

The 'Bespoke Wedding Cake Topper' is currently a one of a kind item, handcrafted by Etsy seller NarwhalsLostAtSea & only available in her shop LovelyBertie, located on Etsy & based in Lincoln, England. The topper includes the base and tree, made to match your clothes, hair, eye color, bouquet, veil, theme, etc. and it's perfect for a Fall wedding.

You can purchase it here on Etsy for around $145 plus shipping from the U.K. It's her only item current for sale but she's open to requests.

September 24, 2011

Bohemian Wedding Gowns

I've always considering myself a bit of a Bohemian and I'd like to incorporate that idea and theme into my wedding, including my dress if possible. You can choose a dress made of sustainable fabrics, buy a handmade dress, or choose purchase a recycled gown.

Olivia Luca
Olivia Luca is my favorite socially conscious designer for two reasons. The first is that the beautiful gowns she offers are made from from silk blends, organic cotton, and other sustainable fabrics including hemp. The second reason is because she offers you the ability to create them yourself in her online design studio which is simply amazing.

The prices aren't as high as I thought they would be either. I designed a beautiful silk/hemp blend dress for only $750, and it also offers you the ability to save and name your creations which is great for sharing.

Wedding Dress Basics, Being Beautiful & Comfortable

Choosing a dress is stressful in many different ways. This is one of the best reasons to have a Maid of Honor, or, in my case, a sister who has recently tied the knot as well.

The first reason why you will collectively lose your mind is that, no matter what size or shape you are, you probably won't feel very beautiful while looking for your dress.

You know people will be looking at you, lots of people that you love, including the love of your life, and that there will be photographic and possibly video featuring you as the main attraction. It's like being a real  princess for one day with none of the experience real princesses have developed since age four in dealing with this kind of exposure.

Due to my above reasons I will be, and I suggest you do as well, choosing a very comfortable and flattering dress that will not require a girdle. I will have enough to worry about with out being able to breathe well or sit down comfortably. offers a very simple guide to choosing the right dress to fit your shape. offers a more advance guide including information on accessories and bouquets.