Yearly Archives: 2011

Spooky Cakes

Just down the street from the Colorado Babies world headquarters, Intricate Icings is baking up a storm. And it’s not just lovely wedding cakes. The ladies of this cake shop recently WON the Food Network Challenge: Halloween Ghost Story Cakes! They took home $10,000 with their “Dreaded Dreams Come True” showpiece: a frightened little girl and…

Permission Granted

Western culture has seen a decline in the formal tradition of a man asking his girlfriend’s father for his permission to marry. Many women argue this tradition stinks of sexism and male dominance. While other women find this to be charming and thoughtful. When my boyfriend (now fiancé) and I were talking about getting married, this topic…

To Keep Them or Not to Keep Them

These days, brides and grooms seem to be breaking with tradition more often than in previous generations. As you are planning your own nuptials, it’s best to learn the reason for many of these traditions and then decide what to keep—and what to ditch.   Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue According to this…

The Sister Situation

I must confess: I am not a sister of a sister. But I do understand the dynamics that can come from sister-on-sister conflict, especially when one is getting married. These special relationships often involve issues of jealousy and revenge, the need for approval and the need for attention. It’s emotional residue of teenage torturing—the time…

Inspiration: Falling in Love

Fall is in the air…and it smells beautiful! So, here’s a little autumn inspiration from the uber creative folks at BHLDN. Bring some drama into your fall festivities with pops of red, pink and yellow…

Bride on a Budget

As businesses brace for the possibility of a double dip recession, brides and grooms should plan for the unexpected when planning their wedding day: job loss, vendors going out of business, rising prices and traveling limitations. While weddings still take place even in a down economy, brides and grooms are scaling back and trimming the excess…

How to Dress a Bridesmaid

No bride wants her bridesmaids to outshine her on her wedding day. But you still want and need your bridesmaids to look good for photos and match your aesthetic. Remember, how your bridesmaids look is an extension of your wedding design, just like flowers, centerpieces and paper.   The key is to simplify the dress but add style with…

Inspiration: The Right White

Lovely ideas from BHLDN

Seriously? Trash the Dress?

Wedding dresses are expensive. They need to fit perfectly, not have a mark on them and stay that way the entire day of the wedding. But let’s face it: You’re only going to wear that dress once. Sure, some brides hope to preserve the post-wedding-day dress and place it in their closets for their daughters to wear on their wedding days (like…

Florist Speed Dating

When choosing your florist you get a 30–40 minute consultation, some prices and loads of information. The real question is, do you like this florist? Do you like their style? Will they treat you well? How do you know? I know it feels like speed dating, but you will have a relationship with this person. Even if you choose the best in the field…