• Creativity

    Tiaras for Your Wedding

    Fit for the Modern Princess By Natalie Tsang Perhaps it’s growing up with Disney princesses that make tiaras seem so desirable and a little weird. On the one hand, they are omnipresent in little girl Halloween costumes, high school dances, beauty pageants, and cartoons. On the other hand, celebrities and royalty wear them and they don’t look like they’re playing dress up. Find beautiful, certified diamond rings at Helzberg Diamonds. Every girl is a princess and therefore, can wear this ultimate princess symbol, the question is, “What kind of princess are you?” Are you a born and bred princess who wears a ball gown wedding dresses like a second skin?…

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    Simply Bridal’s Top 5 Dream Getaway Cars

    6578202 Exotic Cars By Natalie Tsang November 21, 2011 Today, I grabbed Henry, one of the few guys in the office, and made him give me a list of his top five dream getaway cars for a wedding. Here are the ones that he gave me in no particular order. 1. Aston Martin The only thing I know about Aston Martin is that Drake had a song about them. The Aston Martin is a luxury sports car made by a British manufacturer. Apparently, this is also Edward Cullen’s special occasional car and makes a special appearance in the upcoming Twilight film, Breaking Dawn. It is the most recent James Bond…

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    Wedding Cake History

    6559722 Wedding cake over the ages By Natalie Tsang November 18, 2011 Did you know the multi-tiered cake is a recent invention? The sugar paste frosting was invented in the late 19th century and the the tiers weren’t created until 1902! Now an integral part of the wedding, the wedding cake has a strange and roundabout history. The wedding cake is a tradition that began back in the Roman Empire. At the time, it was a loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride’s head. Wheat and bread has been a traditional symbol of harvest and fertility, and the breaking of the bread was a metaphor for breaking…

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    Simply Bridal’s Crash Course Through Wine Part 2

    6551462 SimplyBridal's Guide to Sparkling Wines By Natalie Tsang November 17, 2011 A glass of bubbly is the tradition beverage of choice for the toast. The bubbles and fizz have a natural celebratory air. I love sparkling wine, because of its light, bright taste and effervescent sensation on my tongue and in my nose. Did you know real “Champagne” is only produced in the Champagne region? However, there are plenty of other options. In Europe, sparkling wine is usually categorized as sweet or doux, which has more than five percent sugar, or dry or brut having less than 1.5% sugar. The generic term for sparkling wine in Italiy is spumante,…

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    5 Style Tips for Guys

    6428172 For the groom, groomsmen, and guests By Natalie Tsang November 2, 2011 1. Haircut Whatever you do, don’t get your haircut the day of the wedding. The best time is the week so you have a little time to grow out the ragged edges, but the hair still looks tidy. You should use your normal hair styling products and refrain from breaking out something new. Who knows? It might give you a bad reaction or smell funky. 2. Boutonniere Did you know? The boutonniere should be as small as your lapels are slim. 3. Wallet Leave your bulky wallet at home. It’s best to keep cash, your ID, and…

  • Planning

    5 Tips to Keep Your Wedding Bouquet in Tip Top Shape

    It’s all about the stem wrap By Natalie Tsang October 31, 2011 A bouquet is usually kept in a fridge until shortly before it needs to be used. Two common ways that bouquets are transported are either in water or in boxes with damp newspaper. If you’ve been keeping in touch with bridal blogs and magazines, you know that a close up of the bouquet is a must-have! Your florist will usually secure the flowers with a stem wrap before she sends them off to you. So how do you prevent a wet, dirty, or ugly stem wrap? Here are Simply Bridal‘s 5 tips for success. 1. Ask your florist…