For those of us who may be DIY-inclined, it can be hard to reign ourselves in. Should we though? What about flowers? Are wedding flowers on the OK-to-do-myself list, or are they strictly for professionals? … read more
Oh, how I just love me some accessories! Back when Mr. Sundae and I first got engaged, I was home with my family in Syracuse, New York. I had just finished shopping for my wedding dress and desperately wanted to nail down which earrings would look best while the look of the dress was still fresh in my mind. I couldn’t wrap my mind around not having the dress physically with me to try on while I tried on everything else, and it was slightly driving me bonkers. But I knew I had to buck up because I clearly couldn’t carry a wedding gown around the mall with me (or could I?). The thought truly had crossed my mind. Thankfully, it was fleeting thought!
My mom, cousin, sister, and I went back and forth to multiple stores, mostly to try on all that we could in the short amount of time that we had. We tried on shoes, necklaces, and earrings at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, JC Penney, and Swarovski. I say “we” because I didn’t want to try things on alone. I wanted them to try on some things as well. After all, they would need shoes and accessories, too!
Midway through our shopping spree, I realized I didn’t want a necklace because I didn’t want to take away from the dress. Also, I’m wearing my hair down and sideswept, so I didn’t want the focus to be on my neck. So that decision made things a bit easier.
Planning a wedding is hard enough without the added anxiety of whether or not the party favors you picked out are good enough, because, in all honesty, a lot of wedding favors aren’t very practical, or even all that great. … read more
You heard it right. You can make your own wedding ring pillow for your big day. I’m so excited about this project because I really feel it’s something that takes minimal effort but produces grand results. I kept mine pretty simple, and it still turned out neat! … read more
So, you said yes to the ring, but will he say yes to his? You might be surprised at the many styles, shapes, colors, and materials there for your man’s wedding ring. It can be overwhelming, but we’ve got just the guide for you to help you find the right band for your man. … read more
Before we get started, don’t worry: there’s no sewing involved in this project and there aren’t any tricky patterns to follow. These no-sew beaded tulle picks can easily replace (or supplement) the flowers in your bouquets, your boutonnieres, and even your corsages. And because they’re so lightweight, you can even make a few extra to decorate your cake or incorporate into your veil. All you need is some tulle, some beads, and a little bit of a patience.
Note: Make sure your wire is thin enough to fit through your beads. Some large-gauged wire is too thick to fit through small seed beads.
From use in weddings to home decor, succulents have become one of the most popular natural elements out there. Known for their easy maintenance and beautiful simplicity, succulents have become especially trendy in wedding bouquets and centerpieces. After all, it’s safe to say that the days of traditional roses in pink and red hues are long gone. These days, many brides are opting for the natural tones of green, sprinkled with a coordinating color palette. To incorporate this trend into your wedding’s decor, try your hand at a DIY boutonniere. Not only can you coordinate it with the bridal party’s bouquets and corsages, but you can also add a clever handmade touch to your wedding. Here’s how to make your own.
I can pretty much pinpoint the exact moment when I knew I wanted to add a veil to my wedding-day look. After a weirdly unemotional series of wedding-dress appointments, the first time I tried on a veil, I suddenly felt like a bride. It was this crazy rush of emotions—I’m getting married, holy shit, I’m an adult (maybe?)—that was scary and weird and wonderful all at the same time.
I’m smiling so big here because I’d just been quietly crying, NBD. // Personal photo
I had been on the fence about having a veil, but after that moment I was sold.
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David’s Bridal Style Number 9OP1277 | Original Price: $499.00 | Sale Price: $99.00
As we count down to the wedding day, I am really getting down in the weeds of all the little details, including the finishing touches on my wedding-day look. I had a general idea of how I wanted my wedding-day jewelry to look. I really like delicate jewelry, and I am wearing a super blingy belt, so I knew any super big or blingy pieces would draw attention away from my dress. I started my hunt for classic bridal accessories.
Blue Mom has been pushing for string pearls, since she feels this look is timeless, and I think she may have worn them on her wedding day, too. Mrs. Horseshoe wore some beautiful pearls for her wedding day, and it is truly a gorgeous and timeless look.
I happened to be wearing my favorite necklace the last time I tried my dress on. It was a gift from Mr. Blue Moon about four years ago, and it is the only piece I regularly wear besides my engagement ring.