It’s a nice day for a green wedding. Eco-friendly is the hippest trend in weddings this season. More and more brides are planning their big day with the party and the planet in mind. From sustainable wedding planners to organic caterers to upcycled bridal gowns, there are many ways to decrease the environmental footprint of your wedding without sacrificing its impact.
Brides-to-be often kick off their wedding planning by shopping for the perfect gown. Perhaps, they’ve pictured their dream wedding gown since they were little girls. Or, maybe, they aren’t so clear about what kind of bride they want to be on their big day. Anyone who’s ever watched Say Yes to the Dress knows that the options for wedding dresses are endless and the decision can be daunting. So what if that single wedding gown doesn’t scream, “that’s the one” to you? If you just can’t decide on the bridal style that’s right for you, then don’t!
Designers like Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka and Vera Wang are serving up wedding gowns in frothy colors like champagne pink, butter-cream yellow and lime sherbet that are so delectable they beg the question “Why white anyway?”
Kate Middleton has quickly gained fashion-icon status since her royal wedding to Prince William on April 29, 2011. Look no further than what’s on trend this wedding season to find her influence on today’s fashion. Kate took the world by storm when she complemented her stunning Alexander McQueen bridal gown with a white angora fur bolero. The shrug became the new go-to piece for fashion-forward brides around the globe looking for the perfect finishing touch to their wedding ensemble. Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images
I was like most brides-to-be planning my wedding. I wanted everything to be picture perfect, me included. But a bride doesn’t just show up at her wedding looking flawless. It takes preparation and planning...which is exactly where my wedding-day beauty problems started. I’m no Kim Kardashian. My day-to-day beauty regime hardly includes such fancy things as eyebrow threading, upper lip waxing or teeth whitening. I hadn’t even heard of some of these beauty procedures...