• Planning

    The Wedding Kiss

    There are few things that make you feel as warm and fuzzy as a wedding kiss. There are several different kisses during a wedding from demure pecks to passionate stolen kisses. Here is a list of our favorites. The Kiss that Seals the Deal Although the line “I now pronounce you man and wife” may sound like the officiating words of the wedding ceremony, the kiss is what ends the ceremony. The kiss must be sweet, but not too sexy. As Drew Barrymore’s character, Julia Sullivan, put it, “Church tongue.” The Romantic Kiss It’s a spontaneous and intimate smack on the lips that the photographer just happened to snap a…

  • Planning

    Paris. Je t’aime

    Five Fun Things to Do By Natalie T. January 16, 2012 If you’ve chosen a destination wedding to Paris, here are some things to explore while you’re there. 1. Saint Chapelle The Sainte-Chapelle or ‘Holy Chapel’ is in the courtyard of the royal palace on the Île de la Cité (now part of a later administrative complex known as La Conciergerie). While you will have to go through a security check, I guarantee that it is SO worth it. It contains a truly breathtaking collection of stained glass windows, and less popular and crowded than the Notre Dame. 2. Love Paddocks The Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, and the Pont…

  • Creativity

    The Princess and the Frog

    From our Facebook fans By Katie L. January 11, 2012 “There is no way in this whole wide world, I would ever, ever, ever, I mean never, kiss a frog. Yuck!” – The Princess and the Frog, Disney, 2009. I’m pretty sure this is how many of us felt many years ago, when we were mere kids and our mothers/sisters/someone-older-and-wiser-than-us told us the story of The Frog Prince. Although having been through many adaptations over the years, The Frog Prince is the tale of a prince who has been turned into a frog through some kind of voodoo spell. The only way to break this spell, is to get a…

  • Photography

    Inspirational Photography Quotes

    By Anna K. January 9, 2012 Whether you’re a professional photographer or a wedding guest with a nice camera, it always pays to gain a little inspiration from the greats like Elliot Erwitt and Henri Cartier- Bresson. This group of men and women were and are not only amazing photographers, but also thinkers and visionaries. “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.” – Annie Lebovitz When you take a portrait photograph, always try to capture the person’s personality as well. “Don’t just show your work to the world; invite the viewer into your world. …

  • Planning

    Reception Candle Magic

    Wedding Candle Do’s and Don’ts By Natalie T. January 3, 2012 Soft, white light! It’s enough to bring out the inner pyro in every girl. However, before you plan to light up, here are some ways to ensure that your reception is pure magic. Types of Candles Candles are made from a range of natural and artificial materials. Common candles waxes include beeswax, soy, and paraffin. Most candles are biodegradable, but always check with your manufacturer. Candles are made with four basic methods: dipped, rolled, molded, and votive. Tapered candles are tall candles that are wider at the base. Column candles are equally thick at the top and bottom. Both…

  • Planning

    Facebook Question: How to Pop the Question

    If you’re married or getting married soon, one thing is for sure, a certain little question was asked and a flood of emotions followed. We love love and love stories and love related everything so when we asked our ladies to dish on how their man popped the question, we were beyond excited for the results. On Bended Knee As is seems, many men chose the romantic approach of getting down on one knee to pop the question. Kathi’s did so in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, Heather’s did so on their fifth year anniversary in the snow and Cassandra’s did so on the Golden Gate Bridge. While most of…

  • News

    Animals that Mate For Life!

    6499862 By Natalie Tsang November 11, 2011 Happy Friday! As you gear up to enter the wedded life, we at SimplyBridal would like to let you know about other animals who make such a commitment! Humans aren’t the only creatures that make monogamous bonds. Several other species, especially birds and even some insects, form relationships that last large portions of their lives. Here are just a few! Swans Swans form monogamous pair bonds that last for many years, and in some cases, these can last for life. This symbol of true love is reaffirmed by the countless pictures have captured of two swans forming a heart with their necks. Wolves…

  • Creativity

    Top 5 Wedding Scenes in Movies

    6419432 By Natalie Tsang November 1, 2011 We know that wedding planning can be a blast, but it also leave you utterly exhausted. When you totally need to chill but are still obsessing about weddings, here are five wedding scenes from movies that you can watch your girlfriends or your fiance. Four Weddings and a Funeral This romantic comedy has got it all! You and your fiance will laugh until you cry. Charles, played by Hugh Grant, keeps on running into the perfect American girl, but on the way, he encounters a table of horrible ex’s, an officiant who can’t seem to remember the couple’s names (played by Mr. Bean…

  • Creativity

    Simply Bridal Love Stories

    6409642 Real Engagement Stories By Natalie Tsang October 31, 2011 Earlier this month we gave away twenty gowns to twenty awesome brides-to-be. We were blown away by the romantic stories that we had to feature some of them. Here are a few of our favorites: Melissa Reidy My fiance Larry Lindsley and I met when we were kids. Our dads are good friends so I’ve known him forever, but I never thought we would end up together. After years of us doing our own things we finally came together and fell in LOVE. Before we started dating he wanted to ask for my dad’s permission, so he did and was…

  • Creativity

    The First Look Debate

    Should the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony? By Natalie Tsang October 26, 2011 The First Look is a photo session that captures the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time before the ceremony. It usually shows the groom’s reaction to seeing his bride in her wedding dress. This usually results in photographs that are private, romantic, and often emotional. The main counterargument against the first look is that it’s not traditional and you lose the moment of first seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle. Not to mention that it’s considered bad luck. This is a very personal decision,…