Academy Award Winning Wedding Looks

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Out of all the award shows this season the Academy Awards that aired this past Sunday is the only one that had enough looks worthy of a blog post! The beautiful ladies really outdid themselves!

Here are some of my favorite looks!!

These looks would be beautiful for a bride who really wants to be traditional with a little flair.

I could see this working beautifully on a older bride or vow renewals! Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

I love this dramatic ballgown with a dropwaist gown. It really accentuates her curves without overpowering her. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

Honestly I pray that flowy, textured skirts never go out of style! They just scream elegance and beauty to me, all in one! Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta (who has a wedding dress line at David's Bridal, thank me later)

This Queen, Octavia Spencer, looks gorgeous in her simple and heavenly Tadashi Shoji gown. She knows to cinch her waist and accentuate her curves :-)

Now these sparkly, beautiful evening gowns would be gorgeous as a "dancing dress" aka reception gown. What do you think?

Halle being her gorgeous Halle self in Versace. The lines of this gown would look amazing on us curvy women as well! Be daring!!

My favorite thing about this gown is the color. This iridescent sheen photographs beautifully and gold looks amazing on brown and olive skintones! Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive'

Now this was one of my favorite gowns of the evening. I love the assymetrical shoulder cutout and the shimmer is just beautiful. It would be the PERFECT party dress at a gorgeous black tie wedding affair! Naomi Watts in Armani Prive'

I just love this velvet and gold lace look! Salma Hayek looks stunning in Alexander Mcqueen. Some people do not think black has a place at a wedding, but if you are not one of those people this would definitely stun your guests as you re-enter the room!

I just love the sparkles here! Blame the girly girl in me. Lace, beading, sparkle, just sign me up! This would be an amazing party dress as well! Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab
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Beauty Sightings: Fun Wedding Manicures

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hello Lovelies!!!

Today I just wanted to drop off some beauty shots for you guys to take a glance at! Unique manicures are becoming all the rage these days so I'm just posting some pics of cute ideas for your wedding day nails!

If you like Glitter and Sparkles:


 If you like a pop of color:

 If you like Studs or 3-D Nails:

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A Day for Lovers of all Kinds! Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day Luvvies!!

This day isn't just for married, dating, or engaged couples! Everyone has someone they love and hold close to them, whether it's parents, siblings, friends, cousins, church members, co-workers, anyone! Take this day and show them a token of appreciation or act of kindness ;-) Remember, love is not bias! We all need love! Have a blessed lovely Valentine's Day!!

Here are some photos of some beautiful Valentine-Day themed bouquets! Let's just call it eye candy?

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Color-spirations: Emerald Green & Gold

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hello Lovelies,

Is your theme regal, powerful, sultry, and strong?? Those are words that come to mind when I think of this gorgeous color combination. It's definitely not a choice for the faint of heart. Emerald green is a color that can quickly dominate your design without the proper balance and mixture of complimentary colors. Here are some pics I found of things you could add to your emerald green and gold wedding!

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We've Been Featured!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

We have the honor of being double featured in the same day! The lovely wedding blog The Bride's Cafe and Essence's weekly wedding feature, Bridal Bliss chose Memi & Dapo's stunning wedding to be featured this week! Check them out, view some of our work and enjoy the photos! Please comment and/or like the posts!

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Parental Advisory: How to Involve Parents in Wedding Plans

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hello Lovelies,

One of the hardest parts of wedding planning is managing your wants as a couple versus the wants of EVERYbody else. Most of the time "everybody else" is in reference to your parents. There are some parents who look at their child's wedding day as one of the proudest moments of their lives. Most parents want to be involved, want to finance it, and expect to have SOME say on the outcome of the day. So what do you do if you bump heads with your parents? What if they are trying to control everything? What if their vision is totally opposite from yours?? Well I hope I can provide some insight into these questions for you! I will just post the most common questions that arise in regards to parental involvement.

What if we just can NOT  agree on a certain thing?
Well the last thing you want to do is sever a relationship with your parents because of a wedding. Weddings should be joyful and tranquil, you want as much peace as possible surrounding your new union. So my suggestion will be to sit with your parents in a neutral setting and discuss how you feel open and honestly. Oftentimes, it's hard for parents to view their children as actual ADULTS and they still see you as the small baby they brought home from the hospital 20+ years ago. So it's important you approach them in a respectful manner while showing them that you are not a child anymore. If this doesn't work then try finding an older person who can serve as a mediator. You want to select someone who is neutral to the situation and who you can trust to be honest with both parties. This could be a clergy member, family member, wedding planner, or family friend. 

How do I get my parents to release control?
Well, my question here will be...are they paying for it?? Some parents will write a check and let the couple choose to do whatever they would like. Then there are some who will write the check BUT expect their needs and wants to be met. In this situation it's important to discuss the terms of what comes with the monetary gift. This is where you express what your visions are to your parents and you make an attempt to get them on the same page with them. 

How do I get them to buy into my vision?
This is one area where having a planner may be useful. Having a professional that can help find that balance between what you want and what your parents want is essential. Show them pictures, show them videos, take them to nice weddings with you. Help them buy into the experience with you!

Do you have any other questions about parents and wedding planning?? If you drop them in the comments I can try to answer them to best of my ability?? How were your parents during your wedding planning process?? Do you have any other advice to give?? We want to hear from you!!


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2013 Wedding Trends: Super Cool Backdrops

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello Lovelies!!

If you've been wondering how to make your wedding just a LITTLE different than the others, here's an idea you may want to try. One of the really big wedding decor trends this year are backdrops. Try adding a backdrop during your ceremony or behind your sweetheart table. It instantly adds some sparkle and/or shine to your event without disrupting the flow of things. It is also looks amazing in photos! There are so many options, check out some of my faves below!

I found all the photos on, unless otherwise noted

Photo by Kirth Bobb Photography

Photo by Kirth Bobb Photography

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