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If you’re getting married this year, you have to check out these marvelous hair accessories!  2010 is all about the headbands and hairpins:

Spring
Tasha Flower Hair Clip – Lush rose crafted from raw-edge satin for an organic look that can be worn as a hair clip or pinned to clothing.  Available at Nordstrom for $28.

Summer
Starfish pinned to sleek locks are a creative touch for a beach wedding; complete this look with a flowing, halter-style wedding dress.

Fall
Golden brown pheasant wing with crochet flowers on white gold metallic band, Windy Freda, $88, windyfreda.com.

Winter
Ice Princess – A large rhinestone gives this white feathered and embroidered organza satin comb an extra icy effect, $75, shopbando.com.

One of  baseball’s ultimate bachelors is getting married this year.  Today it was announced that Derek Jeter is getting married to actress Minka Kelly.  The two are set to be married at the Oheka Castle on Long Island, NY, this November after the World Series.

Congrats!

We saw these save-the-date announcements and totally fell in love! Handkerchiefs can put a creative, elegant spin on your upcoming wedding and they’re so easy to make at home.

Items needed:

1) Handkerchiefs

2)  Scissors

3)  Iron templates

4)  An iron

The trickiest part is reversing the letters on the template so they don’t iron-on backwards.  Once you write your save-the-date announcement in a Word or any other text-edit document, go to print and specify that you want the image printed as “mirror”.  This is usually located under “preferences” in your print menu.

Once you have the text printed on the iron template, place the image where you like it on the hankie.  Make sure it’s straight and then iron it on.  It’s that easy!

For reasonably priced hankies, click here.

If you’re not the crafty type, then you can also buy save-the-date hankies at Lucky Luxe.  Click here for more details.

Looking for that perfect bouquet for your destination wedding? Look no further! Minoo Hersini, Creative Director at Au Ciel Design Studio, shares one of her favorite wedding bouquets for your special day.

Hersini created the bouquet with blue hydrangea, leucocoryne, marianne blue anemone, sea shells, starfish and panicum fountain grass. Finish it off by hand tying the bouquet with french ribbon.

About Minoo Hersini:  Event planner, interior decorator, floral designer and fashion designer Minoo Hersini is the founder of Au Ciel Design Studio – an event and design studio that offers customized event planning on any scale.  She has orchestrated such high profile events for celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Glenn Close, Bill & Hillary Clinton, David Letterman and Meredith Vieira.

For additional information, visit www.au-ciel.com.

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These days many brides are saying goodbye to the traditional solitaire and opting for bands instead.  Why? It’s cheaper, more practical in everyday life and totally chic!  Here are a few of Marvelous Girl’s wedding bands picks this season:

This mix of 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold by EV Jewelry Design is stunning.  On each of the pieces as a pave there are 120 round diamonds VS2 G color, Russian cut, totalling 1.20 karats.  Price: $3,457.00

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend this ring will never leave your sight!  A Timeless piece designed by Kwiat, it ranges from four to 15 karats and is set in platinum.  The price varies by karat size.

Black and white never goes out of style and that’s why we adore this ring.  With white and black diamonds in an 18-karat white gold setting, this knife-edge ring from Ivanka Trump is sheer elegance.  Price:  $2,300

Another masterpiece from EV Jewelry Design crafted in 4.75 DWT of18-karat white gold, with 140 round cut VS2 G color diamonds at 1.40 karat and 72 round cut VS2 G color diamond at 0.72 karat.  Price:  $2,094.00

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Spring wedding season is just around the corner and the planning is in full swing.  Brides-to-be are busy counting heads, finalizing every detail and of course, getting those wedding invitations in the mailbox. 

There is now a one-stop shopping place for all your invitation needs, and you don’t even have to leave the comforts of your own home to get it done.

Check out Invitation Box, (http://www.invitationbox.com/), a company with all the flare for a blushing bride.  From simple and elegant, to elaborate and fancy, Invitation Box has it all.  Whether you are looking for invitations for a Bridal Shower to all the invitations for your wedding, this is the place to shop!  You can even order your menu cards and place cards all without stepping away from your computer! 

I remember putting together all my wedding invitations not that long ago, and I know how important time becomes when trying to organize all the pieces!  So why not let Invitation Box help you out with many of those steps, at once!

A study by BRIDES Magazine reveals how and why couples are recasting the traditional wedding and what defines THE NEW AMERICAN WEDDING as we enter 2010.

The stuffy by-the-rule-book wedding of years past has completely vanished. There is a woman in white, music, food, cake and vows – but every other aspect of the American wedding has been reconsidered. The New American Wedding presents itself as an unlikely, but decade defining, combination of the fundamentally traditional with the wildly original.

The word “party” has literally replaced “reception” in wedding lingo. Right now, it’s all about combining personal touches and ethic flares. Grooms are taking part and couples, together, are determined to “throw the best party ever” that feels uniquely their own:

Fewer than half of weddings take place in a house of worship. One third of couples marry outdoors. 20% of couples have a friend or relative deputized to perform the ceremony. 13% of receptions feature music via i-Pod. Over 1/4 of couples plan their weddings around a theme (romance in Paris, Stars and Moons). 85% of couples are personalizing at least some aspect of the reception. 97% of grooms get involved with the planning. For those going with live bands, they’re thinking specialty bands i.e. salsa, R&B, Polka and brides are entering less to “Here comes the bride…” than to Coltrane, Coldplay and the Beatles. Soul-food and Mexican are the new go-to wedding cuisine.

At the same time, many couples are holding on to certain wedding traditions that have been in place for generations:

A full 76% will have a large wedding with all the traditions, half because “it’s a beautiful ritual they’ve always looked forward to.” 87% of women will wear a long white dress. 85% of couples will enter their reception (or party) to “For the first time, Mr. and Mrs….” 93% will indulge in a cake-cutting ceremony. 75% of brides will toss the bouquet and just under that amount will share a father/daughter dance.

Keeping up with the Kardashians returns for its fourth season with a special season premiere, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10/9c, on E!
 
Watch as a tempest of siblings; business and fame engulf Olympic decathlete, Bruce Jenner; and paparazzi fave, Kim Kardashian; as their huge Hollywood families collide!

Planning the perfect proposal is one of the most stressful tasks for a man looking to pop the question.  Fortunately, newlywed Ivanka Trump has just launched her New York Proposal Package to simplify the process.

“We understand how challenging it can be for men to not only shop for a ring, but plan the perfect way to pop the question,” said Ivanka, who in turn pledged, “We will plan everything: all he has to do is ask!”

By purchasing any of the diamond engagement ring at Trump’s Bridal Bar in her Madison Avenue boutique, clients are entitled to:

  • A complimentary one-night stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, or the new Trump SoHo (opening February 1st), both in Manhattan
  • Champagne and one dozen long-stemmed roses waiting in the couple’s suite
  •  A romantic 3-course dinner (and more champagne!) at either hotel’s restaurant
  • Breakfast in bed the following morning

Prices at the Ivanka Trump Bridal Bar start at $800.  And if you haven’t checked out her jewelry collection, you’re really missing out.  The pieces are elegant and breathtaking, just as every bride should be!  See the Ivanka Trump collection at ivankatrumpcollection.com.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m picky when it comes to wedding invitations.  As a bride, you want something that represents YOU and your personal style.   But sometimes it’s difficult to find a quality invitation at a reasonable price.

Luckily AllMyInvites.com recently launched its wedding collection, inspired by actual brides from Los Angeles to New York, searching for the latest in modern, custom invitations at an affordable price point.

“You don’t have to spend a thousand dollars on quality wedding invitations,” says Roxy Diba, marketing director for All My Invites.  “We understand that planning a wedding can be taxing both emotionally and financially, which is why our website is designed to help you create wedding invites that express your style without sacrificing quality.”

Invitations are priced from $1.24 to $1.99, depending upon the size of the order, and discounts are available for larger quantities.   Once an order is placed, a designer personally sets each custom design to be printed and sends the client a proof for final review. Shipments are generally made within 48 hours of client approval providing a superlative turnaround. 

One of my favorite invites offered by AllMyInvites.com is the Peacock Paisley (shown above) because you can purchase matching bridal shower, save-the-date, direction, reception and even table place cards!  See for yourself at AllMyInvites.com.  I know you’ll love them!


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