Are you on the hunt for unique pieces for the next big event in your life? Or a multicultural bride, looking for something new and different for upcoming wedding festivities? Then look no further than the African Pop Up Shop, featuring fashions by Obioma Fashion, the Hut Salud, and Noni. For full details and to reserve your spot, click here.
Summer Nuptials We Didn’t See Coming
Keira Knightley and James Righton
Knightley wore a simple strapless tulle dress created by Chanel for her big day, which she paired with flat pumps and a cropped Chanel jacket. She wore a daisy chain garland as her headpiece. While her Klaxons’ keyboardist husband opted out for a navy blue suit, white shirt and skinny baby blue tie. This is a great wedding outfit inspiration for the simple yet edgy couples out there.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
The Laguna Beach star wed Chicago Bears quarterback on June 8th in Nashville, TN. Kristin wore a white strapless Monique Lhuillier gown. Her groom and 10 month old son wore gray suits with a white shirt and tie. Guests enjoyed Southern food at the reception which was held at the Houston Station in Nashville.
Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha
We didn’t see this one coming! Our favorite TV show Scandal, star Kerry Washington surprised us with this one. She secretly married the 49ers cornerback husband Nnamdi on June 24th in Hailey, Idaho. The event was private with just close friends and family. We look forward to seeing wedding pictures soon.
Halle Berry and Oliver Martinez
The never aging Halle Berry and her French actor husband said, “I Do”, surrounded by close friends and family members on July 13th in Chateau de Vallery in France.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
What’s love got to do with it? EVERYTHING! After 27 years of being together the diva and her long time boyfriend tied the knot in a private ceremony in Switzerland. Turner, meanwhile, broke from the traditional white gown and rocked a stunning black silk tulle and lime-green taffeta gown with Swarovski crystal embellishment by Giorgio Armani. This shows us it’s never too late to find love.
Brides are you ready to wow your groom on your wedding night? You have so spent so much time preparing to look your best the day of, but don't forget some sexy lingerie for your first night as husband and wife!
If you are still looking, check out Victoria Secret's Bridal line full of cute Teddys, bra and pantie sets, babydall slips, and garters.
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. Standing next to a loved one as a sign of support for their new union is an amazing feeling. However, getting several girls to agree on one dress can be a bit of a headache. Body types vary, financial situations are different and more simply everyone doesn’t like the same styles. Weddington Way is a great online boutique that makes bridal party shopping easy for everyone. Check out my 5 reasons why every bridesmaid loves Weddington Way after the break.
- It’s an online boutique: Typically all of the bridesmaids don’t live in the same area and if they do, schedules vary and it’s hard to get everyone to meet at one time. With Weddington Way you can shop online at your leisure and share with the other girls in one place. Each Bride will get a showroom space where ideas can be shared and comments can be made about likes and dislikes.
- You get your own stylist: We all have that fear that the bride will pick a dress that you will never want to wear again. The dress that immediately after the wedding will collect dust in the furthest corner of your closet. Weddington Way provides each bride with a stylist that will help her chose from top brands in bridal fashion. Stylists are great in providing nonobjective opinions without being over bearing.
- Pictures and Reviews of the Dresses: Don’t you hate when you see a dress on a model and it looks beautiful but when try on the dress it looks completely different? On Weddington Way they show the dresses on real people and have reviews from those women that wore them.
- Try Before you Buy: Weddington Way has a great program that “For a small fee, you can choose from a selection of about 100 dresses that can be shipped to you to try on in the comfort of your home!” As a busy girl on the go I love this!
- Group Discounts: Who doesn’t love a good discount? Lol If there are four or more bridesmaids and they purchase dresses from Weddington Way, your stylist will send you a discount code! Visit the site for more details.
Did your wedding party use Weddington Way? Tell us about your experience!
Yesterday, Yodit (Favored's CEO) and I attended A Chic Affair in Georgetown at The Powerhouse in Georgetown. If you have never seen or heard of The Powerhouse it is located behind Dean and Deluca on Grace Street. It's a very nice 2 level open venue perfect for the intimate bridal expo we attended. A Chic Affair was wonderfully put together with vendors, a panel discussion and bridal fashion show. Check out a few of the pictures from the vendors and the fashion show below.
Karin's Florist Put together this beautiful Floral Arrangement. Made us feel like it was really spring despite the cold weather.
How amazing are these cakes!! The Henna cake on the left was made by The Happy Tart and the Carousel cake on the right was made by M&T Events, both completely edible. I had samples of cakes from both vendors and they were delicious!
Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without a fashion show. We noticed a lot of mermaid style dresses with very dramatic bottoms and trains in the lineup. The Brides at the show looked very inspired! For more pictures check out Favored's Twitter page and Instagram: Favoredbyyodit!
Let us know which Bridal Expos coming up you will be attending and your experience. We would love to meet you there!
Plan your dream wedding all in one place. The Kentlands Mansion Spring Bridal Show takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. Gaithersburg's elegant 19th century estate provides the perfect setting to start your wedding planning process or finish up the final touches to your special day. The Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.
Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while meeting one-on-one with a variety of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, event planners, musicians, makeup artists, hotel representatives and more. Brides-to-be can spend the day sampling delicious cuisine from the area's finest caterers, and discovering the latest bridal fashions and wedding trends. Whether you are just starting your planning, finishing up the details or anywhere in between, you will find exactly what you are looking for at the Spring Bridal Show. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.
Admission is $5 per person. For information and directions please see the links below or call 301-258-6425.
Enjoy delicious cuisine from the area's finest caterers. Discover the latest in wedding trends. Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while planning your special day.
Caterers Photographers DJ's Jewelry Designers Event Planners Makeup Artists Hotel Representatives
Tickets: $5 at the door. Call 301-258-6425. Arrive early for a chance to win door prizes from our vendors!
WHO: You! Plus Press, Event Planners, Trendsetters & the Sophisticated Fashionista Bride.
WHAT: Romance comes back to rip the runway for a 3rd season with an all NEW look to give brides that much needed "fashion for thought" as she prepares for her big debut down the white carpet. Come enjoy an uber-chic bridal experience, get inspired and celebrate your engagement in style.
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 3pm-7pm
WHERE: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC
If you've been to countless bridal expos but have left overwhelmed & uninspired, you're in for a real treat! Unlike any other, this event is unique & lavish; its a place where an elite & diverse collection of some of the hottest trends from the region's best designers & bridal boutiques in bridal fashion and accessories come to the catwalk. Come enjoy a great afternoon of mingling with your entourage, sip complimentary champagne/cocktails provided by Chambord, enjoy tasty hors d' oeuvres & win some fabulous prizes. Meet some of the best beauty experts, receive onsite beauty treatments in our exclusive "Style Lounge" and some amazing swag for the first 100 guests.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/303133