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a bride with a bump

A Bride with a Bump

 

There’s a major baby boom going on in Hollywood. Dressing your bump has never been more chic or full of better options. Here’s a look at some insight for a Bride with a Bump…

So you’re knocked up? You’ve got a lot to celebrate! While these life events are huge on their own, you’re navigating both at the same time which can be tricky…but definitely doable. Before you walk (or adorably waddle) down the aisle, consider these wedding planning tips and hosting a wedding during pregnancy:

Time it right. If possible, try to get hitched in your second trimester. Your morning sickness should be gone by then (or at least eased up enough so you can face the buffet without barfing). Plus, if you get married mid-pregnancy rather than at the end, you’ll feel more like a bride than the state puff marshmallow man. One more timing tip: If pregnancy fatigue hits you hardest at night, shoot for a daytime event (which is likely less expensive too).

 

Dress the part. Even if you’re not showing when you hit the bridal shop, let the consultant know how far along you’ll be when you tie the knot. She’ll advise you on which size will be best for your belly-to-be. While you can wear almost any style you want, baby bumps look especially elegant in an empire-waist silhouette, which is snug at the bustline and roomier in the belly. Also, be sure to wear practical shoes. Being on your feet all day is a trigger for swollen feet, now add in water retention…a recipe for disaster!

 

Stress less. From choosing the right caterer to picking fabulous flowers to perfecting your seating chart, wedding planning can be pretty nerve-racking. But stress and pregnancy isn’t a great combo, so consider toning down the party to something you can handle more easily. Or hire a wedding planner or ask a willing friend to take on some of the tougher tasks.

 

Also, while pregnant brides aren’t that unusual anymore (hello, did anyone see Bethenny Frankel dedicate a whole reality show to getting married while pregnant!), some people on your guest list may be offended that you’re expecting before the wedding. If they can’t get on board, then it’ll truly be their loss to miss out on your big day.

Here’s to double blessings – a wonderful wedding and a healthy baby to boot!

 

 

gothic wedding

Gothic Wedding

Ever consider a Gothic Wedding?

It might be the time of year but there’s something fascinating about a bride who is daring enough to use Gothic themes in her wedding. It’s not traditional, it might scare some of your guests but it they’re dare devils like you then they should get into the theme. What better time of year than October to do blood red elegance?
Our favorite main piece is probably the thousands of Gothic wedding dresses you can pick from. They can be as expensive as “traditional” dresses but we’ve found some deals where they seem slightly less pricey. They can be simple to ornate for example this stunning red A-line.

Other styles can be darker for your more Victorian rocker side.

The possibilities of a Gothic themed wedding are spectacular. You have permission to use dark colors that most people would think are too dramatic. There really isn’t anything too dramatic or “wrong” in this theme. We love brides who think outside the box! Your Gothic wedding doesn’t have to death and skeletons like most people associate with the word. Gothic can simply refer to “romanticism” and you can wear white, like this stunning gown.

Whatever colors you choose it’s all about the romance and elegance even with a Gothic theme. But, feel free to go wild with black roses, cloaks, crimson accents and all the wonderful darkness that’s out there to play with!

Frozen Wedding Gown

A Frozen Wedding gown is the latest homage to the smash Disney hit movie!

Every bride wants to be a in a princess gown on their special day so why not make it a reality? Alfred Angelo is the designer for you! He has created several bridal dresses based upon our favorite Disney princesses.
The latest is a dress fashioned after the Ice Queen Elsa from Frozen. There is not a picture yet but here is a sketch for your imagination.

“The ice-blue sheath dress will feature dramatic beading to create a glistening effect, a sweetheart neckline and a Watteau train, which cascades from the upper back of the bodice down to the floor.” We know we can’t wait for this one for our winter brides!
If you can’t afford a destination to Disney World or that palace in Germany then we think these gowns are a great way to still be a princess on your wedding day.

If you’d like to see more Princess inspired creations take a look at this site: https://www.disneyweddings.com/disney-boutique/bridal-gowns/

Pinterest: Pins of the Week

Pink + Navy Stripes.  No matter what year or decade, stripes always seem to be a popular spring trend.  Nautical just never goes out of style!  We love the simple and classic look of this centerpiece, as pink meets navy.  While most people would pair navy with yellow or red, this centerpiece takes a bit more of a fun twist with a nice springy pink.  And for people who think carnations aren’t the most elegant flower, are you thinking twice with this look?  Grouped monochromatically, they pack quite the punch without going overboard.

Black + White.  Brides have long worn all white wedding dresses on their special day, and while some brides go non-traditional with colored dresses, most choose to stay with the classic white.  But when we saw this bride’s black accents, we stopped in our tracks with a collective “oooohh!”  She introduces the classic color with her belt, birdcage veil, and pendent necklace.  We’re especially smitten with the black birdcage, an elegant yet funky combination.

Christina Carroll Photography

Small Things + Love.  We started pinning quotes this week, and it’s amazing how much a few simple words can inspire and uplift you.  We love this quote because it’s such a great reminder that no matter what you do, do it with love.  No matter how small it seems, love takes it to a new level.