While making bridal shop appointments and wrangling an entourage for an exciting day of dress hunting may be one of the most exciting parts of the wedding process for some brides, there are plenty of ladies who prefer to pass on the dramatic dress outing for one reason or another (perhaps in an effort to avoid what really happens when you go shopping for your wedding dress or one of these potential reactions).
When it comes to honeymoon inspiration, we’re of the mindset that you can never have too much. After all, what’s better than spending your lunch break scrolling through images of crisp white beaches, crystal clear oceans and tropical paradises that look almost to good to be true?
From the Outfit Changes to the Adorable Mother-Son Dance, Here’s All the Details About Solange Knowles’ Wedding Weekend
Solange may be the second most popular Knowles in the family (big sis Beyonce takes the top honor) but boy does that girl know how to throw a fantastic wedding celebration. The Internet has been abuzz with photos and details galore since the singer and actress married video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday, and it’s easy to see what all the hype is about.
Let’s start with Solange’s bridal style, which happens to be the most talked about element of the entire wedding weekend. From the rehearsal dinner through the Big Day, the bride rocked six stunning outfits in total, all of which followed the all-white dress code (and it seems Solange shares her sister’s affinity for bridal jumpsuits). Our favorite: The Humberto Leon for Kenzo floor-length gown and cape she wore down the aisle.
Not too long ago, we put together a trusty guide to all the different Philly-roasted coffees you can serve to your wedding guests, just in case you felt like treating them to something a bit more special than your generic cup of joe.
That idea got us thinking, and we decided that the same concept can apply to the beer that’s being poured at your party, too. Yuengling, of course, is an obvious choice, but there are so many other locally crafted beers that are worthy of a spot at your bar.
Although I have yet to be asked to assist in tying a bow tie, I can say with the utmost confidence that if put in that situation, it would take quite a bit of trial and error for me to produce a decent-looking bow (they’re not the easiest of things to just figure out, am I right?).
Chances are, both you and your groom—whether or not he’s worn one in the past—are in the same boat, which is why we can all benefit from any handy little instructional that breaks the steps down. Here’s the latest we’ve come across that shows us (albeit quickly) all the steps to tying the perfect bow tie.
All you have to do is watch this a few (hundred) times and you’ll be good to go in time for your Big Day. (And if you need to slow it down, there’s always this.)
Study: The Higher the Age Difference Between You and Your Spouse, the Higher Your Likelihood of Getting Divorced
If you haven’t already noticed from the many studies we’ve commented on here on the blog, it seems researchers are extremely interested in decoding what it takes to have a perfect marriage. Everything from smoking pot together and having similar drinking habits to the size of your wedding can (supposedly) increase the success of your partnership. Fascinating stuff, wouldn’t you agree?
Late last year (and before the birth of her new baby girl with Ryan Gosling), actress Eva Mendes debuted her first fashion line with the help of retailer New York & Company. The feminine, vintage-inspired collection features dress, blouses, skirts and accessories for both work and play, all of which come with extremely affordable price tags.
And now, brides, she’s turned her eyes to you and your ladies, with her first ever collection of bridesmaid dresses.
WHEN: Sunday, November 9, 11 am-2 pm
The shoes we see walk down the aisle are as varied as the brides wearing them—from sparkly heels to pretty flats and bright jewel tones, Converse and even a few bare feet (which we only condone for beach weddings), wedding footwear comes in many forms depending on the style and personality of the bride-to-be.