Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Our best picks from the Fall 2013 bridal collection

The Fall 2013 bridal collection has to be the best ever, I could in no way fault any dress. All the designers definitely outdid themselves this time. 

The runway was heavily characterized with lots of lace, tulle, satin and organza. Short dresses seem to be making a grand comeback this season as it was very popular on the runway. Peplum styles also seem to be very popular. Many designers also showcased dresses with sleeves which gives us a hint the the strapless craze might be slowly dying. Another popular style that seemed to be going through a slow death is the mermaid style as it was sparsely featured on the runway. The most popular styles this season are the traditional ball gowns, trumpet style dresses, sheath and a-line styles.

Take a look at my best picks ( I was definitely spoiled for choice so I can't feature all of them here)

Vera Wang

Romona Keveza

Click to see more beautiful dresses 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are married

People Magazine shelled out $300,000 for the exclusive wedding pictures

Imagine being serenaded by your husband-to-be as you walk down the aisle.. that's what Justin Timberlake did for Jessica Biel at their romantic Italian wedding ceremony last weekend.

Says Justin,
"It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her"


When: October 19

Where: Borgo Egnazia Resort in southern Italy

What she wore: Custom petal pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown

What he wore: Tom Ford tux which the groom co-designed

Who was there: 100 guests including close family & friends, Jimmy Fallon and Beverly Mitchell

Highlight: When Justin Timberlake played the guitar and serenaded his bride-to-be as she walked down the aisle

What do you think of her dress? Hit or Miss?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Video Clip: Big proposes to Carrie in Sex and the City

Watch the romantic proposal

After all that time.. Well I guess it was worth the wait

Too romantic...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pulling off a vintage themed wedding

Vintage isn't necessarily ancient or decadent. Over time I have come to realize that vintage style is going nowhere as fashion keeps getting recycled. Sadly many brides rock in-season trends that go away with time. Imagine having to explain to your kids that at the time you got married it was cool to rock a backless wedding dress, i'm almost certain that they will look at it as tacky. Some of the most stylish women were from the 50s- Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, anyone?

Imagine incorporating their style into your wedding. The result- sheer, timeless elegance. Below, are some vintage ideas you can rock at your wedding

1. The pillbox hat - Made popular by Jackie Kennedy, this modest style is definitely back. The pillbox was popular in the 60s and right now there are many modern ways to rock the pillbox. Add a blusher veil to give it a bridal effect or have your bridesmaids rock little pillbox hats for a retro classic look.

Victoria beckham rocks a pillbox hat to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding

2. Brooches- a brooch is the best accessory to add to a dress. As simple as it seems, it has this transforming power and can dress up a simple gown. It can be pinned at the waist, sleeve,chest to create a vintage feel. Show off a small waist by cinching your waistline with a simple brooch. Have your bridesmaids wear brooches. Use a brooch bouquet in place of a flower bouquet.

Beautiful brooch bouquet courtesy greenweddingshoes.com

Monday, 15 October 2012

Did you miss me?

So sorry for my scanty posting lately. The issues of life have gotten the better of me this past few days, for that I apologize.

I've missed blogging and I've missed y'all most especially. Thanks for refreshing this page again and again. Love y'all...

Last Saturday was my friend's wedding.. Yay! Ada and Dipo and I was honoured to be part of the bridal train. Ada is one of the most eclectic brides I know, Not conformed to the normal wedding style you see out there. We all looked retro in our high bun and fairy tale polka dot dresses. The colors of the day were white, black and red. Have a peep at the best wedding party ever.




Beautiful girls... I tell ya!

I'm back to blogging y'all.. Expect an overload of posts.

Much lurve.. xoxo!


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Wedding song: Tiwa Savage feat Leo Wonder "Ife wa gbona"

(Check out Tiwa's Savage natural hair in this vid. Tres Beautiful!)

Love this Tiwa's song. Definitely trending on my wedding playlist. Leo Wonder's soulful voice def killed it.

Yes! Ife wa gbona... Our love is sizzling hot.

Photo-op: Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring

Left: The actress with her fiance Justin Theroux
Right: a close-up on the emerald cut 8 carat diamond ring

The couple got engaged in August on Justin's 41st birthday. Shortly after the proposal a spokesperson for Mr. Theroux confirmed the news with a statement-

Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage.

Awww! Cute. Eat your hearts out Brangelina.

Heard the couple are planning a Mexican wedding. Congrats to them

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Will you let him have that x-rated bachelor party?

Movies like "The Hangover" have given us a warped idea of  bachelor parties

So like any other wedding enthusiast I'm a frequent visitor of weddingbee

(In case you've never visited wedding bee, it is a top wedding forum where real life brides exchange ideas from wedding planning to advice. Some of the posts are funny, some even embarrassing but of course most of the posts are helpful especially if you are planning a wedding).

So on one of the boards in the forum, a bride-to-be was venting about her fiance's bachelor party. The story goes somewhat like this-

Apparently bride-to-be and fiance live together and planned their bachelor/bachelorette party on the same day. Fiance had asked her permission to use their house which she agreed to, setting her boundaries. The boundaries were that the party will not extend beyond the sitting room and there will be no strippers. Fiance agrees promising it was going to be just a fun guys hang out with booze, sports and loads of laughter. She later got to find out through one of the groomsmen's wives, who hacked into her husband's facebook account, that her husband had arranged for strippers to be at the bachelor's party.

A scene from a bachelor's party
For me this definitely is a deal breaker... WTH

Angrily, she confronted her fiance who admitted that there were strippers involved. Upon further probing, he confessed to having strippers in their bedroom, on their bed. He also admitted that he had several lap dances and one of the guys even had a 'private' session with one of the strippers. Obviously we all know it didn't end at a lap dance (my 2 cents though). Bride-to-be feels disrespected. It is only a day to her wedding and she is considering calling it off.

Question then is- I've heard guys insist on having a bachelor party and details of it are usually kept really quiet from their fiancee, the bachelor party is 'the last hoorah' before settling down to their forever-after -marriage to their wife. Would you as a woman, especially when you trust your man, agree to letting him have a bachelor's party, an x-rated one at that, because not letting him have one will make him feel deprived and make you look bad to all his friends?, or would  you let him have it then follow the "don't ask, don't tell principle". Does it bring up trust issues?


For the guys, does it really mean nothing? is it really as innocent as y'all want us to believe? Is it worth risking your marriage for?

Please share your thoughts

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Anne Hathaway's secret wedding

Anne Hathaway tied the knot last Saturday in a secret ceremony

Whom : To actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman

Where: A private estate in Big Sur, CA

What she wore: A custom made off-the-shoulder Valentino dress, floor length veil complete with a 1920s inspired headband

When: Saturday 29th September 2012

I love..love her dress.. y'all know I have a bias for anything that is not strapless.. lol