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33 Cool Ideas for Groomsmen

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 06, 2014

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Photo: Sweet Emilia Jane

Considering all the WeddingWire photo galleries, real weddings, and styled shoots, any bride-to-be has plenty of inspiration to drool over, but what about the groom-to-be? That’s why we’re spreading the love with these 33 cool ideas that he (and his ‘men) can wear on the big day! Our favorites: seersucker, suspenders, cardigans, and stand-out socks.

14 First Looks That Will Make You Smile

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 14, 2013

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Photo: Rae Marshall Wedding Photography

Many couples these days are proving the “it’s bad luck to see your significant other before the ceremony” superstition wrong. Why? Because ”the look on his face when he turned around was something I’ll never forget,” April, the bride pictured above said. “Plus, it gave us a chance to have a romantic moment before the crowd of people got there.” Whereas, during a traditional walk down the aisle, all eyes are on the bride, and your guests have their phones out ready to Facebook, tweet, or Instagram. What they’re missing is the groom’s spontaneous reaction as he sees his bride being given away. See more first looks that will make you smile here.

5 Wedding Day Beauty Mishaps And How To Fix Them

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 11, 2013

By: Leeor Pilo 

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Photos (from left to right): KEKA HERON and Pirouette Photography

Of course you want to look your best on your wedding day, and a beauty mishap like a broken heel, a stain on your dress, or dare we say a pimple on your face is an absolute nightmare to deal with on any day let alone the biggest day of your life! Although we’re crossing our fingers that you’ll never have to deal with any of these beauty blunders, here’s a list of quick fixes to keep you armed and ready:

Broken Heel - The dreaded broken heel — not only is this mishap embarrassing but also can be pretty painful too! The first step to solving this mishap is avoiding it. Always have a spare pair of shoes on hand just in case. If you don’t have another pair, consider investing in Shoe Goo. It’s about $6.00 and will repair your heel within an hour.

Stains - Another item to pack on the day of: stain removal sticks! If those aren’t handy, baby powder and rubbing alcohol are great for removing red wine and oil stains. Dab, never wipe, and make sure you soak up as much of the stain as possible first; then dab with a white towel soaked in hot water and cover with baby powder.

Skin Breakout - Over-the-counter salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide won’t do the trick this late in the game. They’ll just dry the blemish out and make it harder to cover up. Instead, press a hot damp towel against the blemish to reduce any swelling and take ibuprofen to reduce redness and inflammation. (Just be careful on the dosage if you’re drinking!) When it comes time for makeup, ask your makeup artist for concealer that’s just a shade lighter than your skin. They’re professionals, they’ll take it from there.

Fallen Updo - You strutted your stuff on the dance floor and now your hair is all bent out of shape? If it’s just a few pieces, have your bridal party pin it back together with a few bobby pins. If your once beautiful chignon has morphed into a bird’s nest, shake your hair out, finger comb with just a pea-sized amount of conditioner (less for finer hair) and twist hair into a side ponytail or braid. Pin a flower behind your ear for good measure. Another option for the crafty bride, cut the toes off a sock and roll it into a donut shape. Ta-da! A DIY hair donut! Tie your hair up in a high ponytail and have your bridal party pin sections of your hair around the sock to create a sleek and chic ballerina bun.

Orange Sunless Glow - If you overdo it on the spray tan, and you wake up looking more like an Oompa-Loompa than a bride-to-be, soak in hot water infused with lemon to open your pores and loosen your skin. The natural citric acid found in lemon does wonders with removing pigment. If you don’t have time for a bath (it is your wedding day after all) a hot shower will do. Exfoliate with a loofah in circular motions as moving up and down can cause streaks. Thankfully, sunless tan removers are now sold at most local retailers. For the stubbornest of tans, consider investing in a bottle to really do the trick.

7 Ways To Rock Your Rainy Day Wedding

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 2013

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Photo: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography

So the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” But no bride wants to hear the “r” word. Little does she know that it’s good luck! Rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. A bond that won’t be easily broken. Even if there is a possibility, here are seven ways to rock your rainy day wedding:

1. Download a weather app to check for updates.

2. If you planned for an outdoor ceremony and reception, set a tent up.

3. Create DIY signs that say, “Rain, rain” and “Go away!”

4. Buy umbrellas that match your colors and pose under them.

5. Give rain boots to your bridal party as part of their thank you gifts.

6. Protect your dress. Consider getting ready at your venue instead of at home or a hotel.

7. Wear waterproof makeup.

 

Venue Color Schemes

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 17, 2013

Once you have finally booked your venue, it’s time to pick your color scheme! You may think the colors are completely up to you; however, you should take into account the setting of your venue, the time of year your wedding is taking place and how formal or informal your ceremony and reception will be.  Remember, not only do you want your color scheme to set the vibe for your wedding but also complement the venue. Here are our favorite color scheme combinations to inspire you:

Historic Home = Yellow + Gray

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Photo: Ned Jackson Photography

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