Filed under Fashion, Wedding Dresses
All Trunk Shows aren’t created equal—some come with that special something extra that elevates these private fashion sessions to a whole other level.
Case in point: the upcoming Ulla-Maija “Made To Measure” Trunk Show at San Francisco bridal salon Marina Morrison. At this May 29-30 special event, brides will not only be treated to a preview of the latest Ulla-Maija collection, hot off the New York runways; they’ll also get to work directly with Ulla-Maija designer Charles W. Bunstine II.
And any bride who purchases one of his divine creations during this event will have her wedding gown specifically made for her exact measurements! This includes a muslin fitting and all successive gown fittings to make sure the gown is truly “made to measure.”
You’re THE wedding VIP, right? Don’t you deserve the full-on couture experience?
Filed under Ceremony, Expert Advice, Locations, Planning, Real Weddings, Receptions
Your dream garden wedding is all set for next weekend, and you know it’s going to be perfect: your dress is stunning, the location is super photogenic, and the weather should be great because, hey, it’s been great for months. No need to worry about a contingency plan, right?
Wrong. Here’s a tale that should encourage you to always be prepared with a Plan B if you’re hosting an outdoor event: Recently, a couple getting married at The Historic Castle Green had planned to have their ceremony in a clear tent (outfitted with a gorgeous chandelier, of course) on the facility’s grounds. Special lighting would wash over the tent, as well as the surrounding trees and pond for a lovely, theatrical effect. Oh yes, it was going to be a magazine-worthy affair. Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas. Three storms in the week before the Big Day made it impossible to risk an al fresco wedding—even with a tent.
Although the couple had really been looking forward to tying the knot in their clear tent under the sky, the ceremony simply had to be moved to inside.
Fortunately, their experienced (not to mention clever) coordinator, Gianna Provenzano of Gianna & Company, was ready with a backup strategy. In no time at all, the wedding pros had transformed Castle Green’s ballroom with chocolate and amber lighting, tall hurricanes with mini candles down the aisle, white petals on the aisle runner, and tiny crystal-and-silver chandeliers suspended from dark chocolate velvet ropes which hung from the ceiling. The room was breathtakingly beautiful and romantic, and, most importantly, the bride and groom loved it. They didn’t even miss the tent!
Filed under Expert Advice, Stuff We Love, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Registries and Gifts
While many brides-to-be can easily locate the right gifts for their bridesmaids, grooms always seem to have trouble doing the same thing for their guys. My friend Matt had the hardest time picking out groomsmen gifts when he got married. He didn’t allow himself enough time to order his gifts online before the wedding, so he ended up running all over San Francisco trying to find something appropriate. Exhausting!
Guy Gift Sites
If you don’t feel like any of the more typical items will suit your groomsmen, why not plan an event that gives you and your friends a little more “guy time”? Get tickets to a sporting event, host a poker night at your house, or put together a camping trip and provide all of the food and beverages. Above all, remember that these are your go-to guys; they deserve a memorable “thank you” for being there for you on the most important day of your life.
Click here for another great groom’s gift guide. If you’ve found groomsmen gifts at another site not listed here, let us know!