June 25, 2010

Dream wedding blues...

Million dollar dress, made out of British pounds [Expensive but not all that pretty]

The Bhm sisterhood recently debated this issue, and it became quite obvious that this area invokes a lot of strong opinions. Most women talk about their dream wedding (and dream dress), and how important it is for everything to be perfect no matter how much it costs. The debate was focused on brides who feel the need to spend a fortune to make their dreams come true even if it puts them in serious debt for many years to come.

On one hand, I perfectly understand a bride's desire to have a fairy tale experience for her wedding day. Its more than fair for her to spoil herself on at least one day of her life. People spend equally large amounts of money on other 'frivolous' things that they can't afford, why can't a bride spend her own hard earned money (or hard plastic) on making her day a dream come true?

On the other hand, my question is, if you've already found the perfect man, why is it so important to spend far more than you can afford knowing full well that it will take at least three lifetimes to pay everything back? When I meet bridezillas who wont crack a smile unless everything is absolutely positively perfectly expensive, I start to wonder if maybe (just maybe) they're missing the whole point of the wedding.  

Frankly a real fashionista, knows it doesn't matter how much you spend, its more about having a discerning eye and the ability to find stunningly stylish options even at a thrift store. Believe it or not, a wedding can be chic, stylish, fashion forward,  and have a large guest list without costing the earth. The way I see it, money can't buy style and thats my bottom line.  Now you've heard my opinion on the matter,  you can weigh in and share your ideas too. To splurge or not to splurge? What sayest thou?

June 17, 2010

Crushing on the crumb catcher

 [Justin Alexander Signature]

Of all the necklines in all the world, the crumb catcher has captured my heart and won my utter adoration. Not only am I fascincated by the intriguing folds of fabric that seem to magically perfect all busts of every shape and size, but I'm also blown away by the endless variations of this neckline and how much room they give the designers to infuse their own artistic expression of bridal wear.  The crumb catcher has the power to overthrow all other necklines in the bridal world, as it is the most universally flattering and most interesting to look at. For this reason I dedicated an article on my Examiner page as an ode to the crumb catcher!

[Janell Berte couture]

[Lula Kate]

[Priscilla of Boston]

For more pictures of bridal gowns with crumb catcher necklines visit my examiner page here. Hope you are all enjoying the World Cup so far, have a great weekend. xoxo