August 22, 2010

The white controversy

The photo above is a snap shot from my most recent article on Examiner, discussing both sides of the white controversy.  The notion that a guest wearing white will compete with the bride is one that I don't particularly agree with. Although I do agree that it is distasteful for guests to do so, it isn't by any means the end of the world. My view is that a guest could show up in a full white ball gown complete with veil and gloves and still not be able to steal the spotlight from bride, unless she allows herself to be rifled by this non-incident.

August 13, 2010

Tie it up or take it off?

The article Wedding gown bustles vs reception dresses shows the different options that a bride has for transforming a formal gown with a long train into a party dress that is easy to move around it. The little white dress movement is slowly catching on with more and more brides opting for a second mini dress for their reception, BUT how do you feel about that?
Personally its hard to wrap my mind around the reason why a bride would spend so many hours and so many dollars on a gorgeous wedding gown just to quickly change out of it into a mini dress for the reception. The way I see it, you can wear that mini dress any other day for the rest of your life, but how many more times can you get away with wearing a formal wedding gown. I say savor every moment you can keep that dress on and figure out a stylish bustle or wrist loop for the reception! To see photos of different types of bustles read the full article here


August 5, 2010

The chair cover debate!

My most recent post on Examiner gives both sides of the story; agreed chair covers are functional and easy on the eyes, but boy can they get a bit much to look at!  Yes indeed there is such a thing as being too matchy or being over accessorized and a lot of the standard chair cover and sash combos are guilty of this. When styling a reception hall or wedding chapel,  it is great to incoporate the wedding colors but it doesn't need to over done to the point that the exact same shade of the same color is everywhere in sight. To be truly chic, less is always more. For unique and stylish ways to dress up your wedding chairs read the full article here

Always a bridalista xx