Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chocolate Wedding Cakes

One of my very dear friends has recently (possibly accidentally) offered to make my wedding cake for me. I have an enormous amount of faith in her culinary taste, so I would be delighted if she would make my cake, but regardless of the maker, my cake will be CHOCOLATE. I'm a chocolate girl, every-time, hands down. So what else would it be? Okay... maybe the top tier could be banana-chocolate?

Wedding Movies

A movie night is fun and easily way to spoil a friend who is about to get married. If you're not one for a wild night out before your big day, a "Last Night Single Sleepover" is a great way to spend some quality time with the girls before getting hitched! Just grab some snacks, face masks, pj's and all the wedding-related movies you can get your hands on. This movie (Bridesaids) was SO funny. I saw it with my cousin a few weeks ago and we both laughed so hard we were in tears. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has wedding fever.Here are some other wedding themed flicks...

1. Wedding Crashers
2. Father of the Bride
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
4. Monsoon Wedding
5. The Wedding Planner (2001)
6. Monster-in-Law
7. The Wedding Singer (1998)
8. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
9. Runaway Bride (1999)
10. Sweet Home Alabama
11. 27 Dresses
12. Bride Wars
13. License to Wed
14. The Wedding Date 
15Jumping the Broom (2011)
16. Rachel Getting Married
17. The Hangover (2009)
18. The Hangover Part II (2011)
19. Bridesmaids
20. Made of Honor
21. Four Weddings and a Funeral
22. It Had to be You (1947)
23. American Wedding (2003)
24. I Love You Man
25. Our Family Wedding (2010)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Kate Effect: Finally, Dresses With Straps

Before I begin, let me first say that I have nothing against strapless gowns. I think they're beautiful and the brides who wear them usually look fantastic on their special day. However, I personally am hoping to find a gown with ornate sleeves or straps of some kind. It seems to me that our generation has developed a uniform for weddings and it goes something like this; white, strapless, pouffy. Recently, however, (possibly due to a certain Princess) gowns with sleeves are becoming more popular. Check out these gorgeous gowns that have a little something special up top.

The two above are Reem Acra gowns and just scream royalty inspired. And with the price tag, I think royalty may be the only ones able to afford them! Monique Lhullier made the two gowns below. And of course, they too have a hefty price tag. 

For a more affordable approach to the non-strapless look, check out these dresses by Nicole Miller.