Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Exquisite Bride in Brides.com

Read Exquisite Bride's Runway Report Card on Brides.com of the Badgley Mischka collection. This collection will attract brides who want something light and flowy, and who love the wavy effect of layers of ruffles and silk organza reminding them of pretty waves. To make an appointment to try on a Badgley Mischka Wedding Gown call 973.376.2770.

"Grey's Anatomy" Meredith & Derek are on The Knot.com

Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes just twittered about the new wedding website the creators of the show have made for Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd.
The website, which is listed on TheKnot.com, features photos, the proposal story, wedding dresses, favorite moments, gift registry details and a guest book. Everything is written by Meredith’s best friend and wedding planner, Izzie Stevens.
If you’re a fan of this couple or the show, check out the site for some fun MerDer moments.

Salma Hayeck Wedding Dress Photo!

We finally get to see Salmas Wedding Gown. Salma Hayek has released a photo from her Italian wedding to Francois-Henri Pinault. The couple were married at Venice’s La Fenice on April 25.
The bride wore a full skirted ivory wedding gown with an embroidered v-neck bodice by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. She carried a bouquet of orchids and stephanotis with crystals.
Among the guests at the wedding were Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz and Bono.
Hayek and Pinault were originally married in a civil ceremony on Valentine’s Day.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Late Spring Wedding Inspiration

For a late spring wedding, don't be afraid to use touches of color in every aspect of the wedding that you can. A yellow bouquet and shoe is a great compliment to a green bridesmaid dress. Little touches of orange make the yellow and green pop. Try to have your cake match the rest of your wedding, and serve cocktails that mimic the season. For a wedding in the warm spring, serve refreshing mojitos.

Monday, April 20, 2009

D.I.Y. Table Assignments

Here is a natural, inexpensive, and creative idea to display your seating assignment.

All you need is:
  • Large foam board (depending on how many people are attending) you may need more

  • Moss (Real or Fake)

  • Pins (with pin heads that match your color scheme)

  • Ribbon

  • Stapler (to staple on ribbons)

  • Seating assignment tags (that include name and table number). Use paper you would like for the seating assignment. Try and pick a natural paper, like seeded paper, to go along with the natural theme of the moss board. Also cut or buy the tags in any shape you think would suit the reception

  • Craft Glue
Directions: Glue the moss onto the foam board by using the craft glue; make sure there is no white space! Let the moss sit to dry. Once dry, staple the ribbon in any fashion you would like, vertical, horizontal, in a diamond pattern. Next pin the already made tags on the board. It is that simple!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Click on image to view in full size !

Allan Zepeda a photographer from NYC, emailed us with a few of his favorite weddings and immediately I feel in love with Geri & Chris's Wedding. From the flowers to the bridesmaids dresses, the light blue/beige color theme was absolutely stunning.

The bride and groom are definitely rocking thier own styles, which is ever so evident in all the photos, and we absolutly LOVE IT !
Photo's Compliments of Allan Zepeda - http://allanzepeda.com/blog/

Do It Yourself Wine Bottle Template

DO-IT-YOURSELF Wine Bottle Labels

This weekend we received this template for wine bottle labels from a former fall bride. The labels are simple but cute, and perfect for a Fall Wedding! What do you ladies think ?

Its simple to do: Customize the template by adding the "bride and groom's name;" insert your wedding date; and print the labels on adhesive paper !

To receive the Free Wine Bottle Label Template email me at VeronicaCastro25@yahoo.com and type in the words "Wine Bottle Label Template" in the subject line.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bridal Jewlery Tips

Deciding what bridal jewelry to wear on your special day is an exciting, fun part of planning your wedding. The possibilities are endless, and everything looks beautiful. From bridal tiaras to combs, hair sticks to earrings and necklace sets.

However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you make your final selections. Here are a few quick tips to help.

  • First, you will likely want to wear your engagement ring. Most brides do. Other rings are acceptable. Just make sure they don’t detract from your engagement ring. When your husband-to-be slides your wedding band on your finger, the last thing you’d want is for people to be looking at the gorgeous, but huge, multi-gemmed ring you picked up at Nordstrom and not your engagement ring and wedding band.
  • Second, consider what time of day your reception is at. If your having a day time wedding then the jewelry is usually a little more subdued. If your event is in the evening then you can add more sparkle to glimmer under the lights while you dance.
  • Next, when choosing other accessories for your bridal jewelry, you want to keep in mind the color of your gown. Whatever you choose should coordinate with your gown and not compete with it. You don’t want to wear jewelry that overpowers your wedding dress and takes attention away from it. Other considerations when picking out your bridal jewelry are your skin tone and hair color.
  • Another tip is to add personal touches with jewelry such as wearing something sentimental which can be your something old or something borrowed if your wearing something that belongs to your mother or grandmother.
  • Bring a few hair accessories with you when your getting your hair & make-up trial. Also don't forget to bring your accessories to your first fitting so you can decide what looks best and still have time to look for something else if your not pleased with your accessories.

Kenneth Pool Collection

Bridal market reporter for Exquisite Bride Sareh fell in love with the Kenneth Pool Collection. Kenneth Pool wedding gowns evoke the drama and glamour of past eras while maintaining a thoroughly modern edge. The designer takes pride in and is quite the romantic creating a single magical moment where the bride is transformed into the breathtaking beauty of her dreams. With fabrics such as tulle, silk jersey, chiffon, and satin the designer creates a romantic look for the bride to be. Beautiful details such as beading, and crystals on the bodice, and waist line make this line stand apart. Brides will feel like a princess in Kenneth Pool.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free Wedding Invitations Courtesy of Wedding Chicks!

This FREE Damask Wedding Invtitation is designed by The Wedding Chicks. You can print in your color. The Wedding Chicks always have great designs. Save by printing your own invites. Here are the instructions.

1. Download ALL Damask Zip Wedding Suites Here (The file includes an invites, response card and Thank You card.
2. In order to avoide cutting the invites purchase Flat Card Stock from Paper SourceInvite Card Stock, Response Card Stock and Thank You Card Stock
3. You can download the Calligraphy style font for free here. You have to then install the font on your computer. Or use any fancy font that you like.
4. Open up the document you wish to print such as the invite. Print out your desired amount. We recommend a few extras. The invite will simply have the design on it and have a blank middle.
5. Open up the word documents that are in the word documents folder and type in your personal text. You may have to fiddle with it to get the correct spacing since everyone’s wording will vary.

Reem Acra

We have been super busy attending bridal market these past few days, which was so fun. We have some stunning styles to show you. Here are a few favorites from Reem Acra. Reem Acra's wedding gowns appeal to the glamorous, stylish, and sophisticated. The details will make your dress unique. Add some drama to your wedding day with this exquisite bib necklace covered in crystals. Weding dresses and ruffles go hand in hand this season. The ruffled skirt on this goddess wedding dress can be worn to an evening ball room, or chic loft wedding. The silk chiffon wedding gown with embroidered jewel bust can be worn to a destination wedding in Capri, Italy. If you would like to see more Reem Acra Wedding Gown's make an appointment at Exquisite Bride 973.376.2770. (Please note the dresses pictured above will be available Spring 2010)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Photo Shoot with The Studio Photographers

We had an amazing shoot with Dave from the studio photographers in Millburn. We have so many great shots to use, that I wanted to post some. I will post more soon. The Studio Photographers have three locations for your convenience. Check out their website to see how they can capture your special day. http://www.thestudiophotographers.com/

Bride's Night

The most sought after wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses all under one roof. Bride's can take advantage of discounts, and wedding planning tips at our Bride's Night event. Exquisite Bride in Millburn is having an informal fashion show and DeVenir Beauty doing mini make-up applications. Come and find out how you can recieve a FREE bridal bouquet by Laura Clare Designs.
The event will be held at Exquisite Bride: 110 Essex St. Millburn, NJ. 07041 RSVP by calling 973.376.2770

Latte Sory Board

The Latte color is so beautiful for fall weddings and can go with cranberry, burnt orange, dark brown, Ivory, sage green, and light blue. There are many options to choose from and here are some ideas. I love that food can play an integral part of the color scheme. Latte compliments almost any skin tone too.