Bride Ideas Blog
Tuesday, May 14 2013
We're giving away one copy of the new book "Wedding Dogs: A Celebration of Holy Muttrimony" by Katie Preston Toepfer and Sam Stall (Quirk, 2013). It's full of the most adorable doggone photos of pooches as ringbearers, bridesmaids and fully tuxedoed guests. For your chance to win, like our Facebook status today. In the meantime, is your dog in your wedding?
Thursday, May 9 2013
For grooms, accessorizing is crucial. Though the standard three-piece suit or is an eternal classic, it leaves little room for personal style--a necessity for Oregon weddings. Budding Oklahoma accessory line Two Guys Bow Ties is the latest menswear line to realize the ever-growing demand for styles which allow grooms to blend personality into the details. Two Guys Bow Ties constructs dapper wooden bow ties with intricate fabric details, forged in polished wood sourced from all reaches of the...
Thursday, April 25 2013
We're in love with Nate & Maleea's October, 2013 wedding at Hollinshead Park in Bend. So many great ideas and inspiration, it's amazing that they did it all with just three month's planning. From the Bride: "On June 17th, at sunset, while drinking champagne with our toes in the water of a gorgeous lake, Nate popped the question and waited until I said yes to show me the ring. It is made from both of our grandfather's wedding rings, my aunt's ring and my grandmother's ring. On that camping...
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Wednesday, April 17 2013
Here are three tips to make your wedding, and the planning, worry-free. 1. Remember, it’s YOUR wedding: It’s hard to make everyone happy, don’t forget about you.2. Take a break: Wedding planning is stressful. Set time aside to relax, together.3. Protect your memories: Insure your rings so that your memories will last forever. Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance, by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been protecting jewelry since 1913. By insuring your ring you can have the confidence that...
Tuesday, April 16 2013
When we spied Secret Agent's limited edition sequin clutch containing five delightful lip glosses, our first thought: Charlie's Angels. Like that crew of tough cookies, bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of the wedding party, a crack team of gals ready to kick butt at the slightest hint of trouble. (And by kick butt, we mean smoothing the way for the bride by any means necessary. Got that, Uncle Heckler in the back row?) So how better to thank your 'maids than with some lip smoothers. These...
Friday, April 5 2013
We're loving the new collection of dress-up styles from designer Pale Cloud. Prices for these modern flower girl dresses range from $189.99 (Canadian) and are available here.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
Skin Tight Spa, a new boutique salon in Portland’s Northwest industrial district, boasts Tiffany-blue walls, complimentary mimosas at the door, and a vast array of surprisingly inexpensive services. Flawless Yelp reviews don’t lie; it seems impossible to leave without being completely charmed by both the atmosphere and the service provided by the staff. Blue is reflected everywhere by spotless glass and lucite surfaces, and a full self-service candy bar welcomes customers into the waiting area...
Friday, March 22 2013
Check out this cool little film about Portland cake maker Marcella Robin of MRobin Cakes. Her cakes are entremet wedding cakes, a classic French style of cake making that is as much about the presentation as the decadent interiors. Cineastas's film captures the creative process behind these amazing creations. So delicious!
Wednesday, March 13 2013
We're loving Stephanie and Peter's sweet origami-themed anniversary shoot. Origami, the art of paper folding was also a theme for their April, 2011 wedding at St. Patrick's Church in Portland. For that occasion, the couple enlisted their cousins and friends to help them fold and string 1,000 paper cranes over the course of two weeks. For their one-year anniversary shoot, the couple continued the theme: "We decided it would be a fun tradition to take anniversary pictures with the themes of the...
Monday, March 11 2013
Green-eyed gals have long been aware that the royal hue brightens up their peepers, but trends on the Fall 2013 runways and the recent slew of awards shows prove that purple really is the adventurous woman's smoky grey. While most brides opt for muted golds and shimmery champagnes when it comes to wedding day eye makeup, a modern take on purple shadow can be even more effective in achieving the pretty, fresh-faced look you desire. Purple resides opposite on the color wheel from green...