If you are a child of the ’90s, today you watched as two beacons of your teeny-bopper pop culture life, the funny blonde girl from Singled Out and one of the less hot members of New Kids on the Block (I mean, he was no Jordan, just sayin’), declared their engagement.
If you don’t want your wedding guests to look like this, see below. Photo via Shutterstock
With the extreme and all-encompassing grasp that social media has on our lives these days, by this point there’s no doubt you have heard of or even been to weddings that are strongly on one side of the fence or another: couples who very much want you to Instagram and Facebook their wedding and all that jazz, and even give you the hashtag you should use to do so—and then there are couples who very much do not want you to have your face in your cell phone during their celebration or share their wedding-day business on social media. We’ve heard of couples who even wish to check their guests’ cell phones at the door, but unless you are Beyonce, we’ve already told you how we feel about that.
A fresh-flower necklace from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, photographed by Love Me Do Photography.
It is not often that I audibly yelp at my computer screen when I see something pretty/fun/amazing—an under-my-breath ooh or ahh every once in a while, maybe—but this, brides, I squealed at, and so did every other lady who peered over my shoulder: It is a fresh-flower necklace made by Jennie Love of Philly’s Love ‘n Fresh Flowers!
Philly brides, listen up, because thanks to our friends over at Be Well Philly, we’ve just caught word of a pretty awesome sweepstakes that could take your wedding workout regimen to new heights: Whether you’re well on your way to the bridal body you’ve always dreamed of, or you need a little boost to get started, Unite Fitness can help you hit your goal—with their contest to win 10 weeks of free personal training.
For those of you who have ever been accused of being hangry—you know, crabby and unpleasant because you haven’t eaten since the bagel tray at your morning meeting (*raises hand*)—you had better set up a routine snacking schedule before you tie that knot, because a new study has the numbers to prove that high levels of hangry-ness can hurt your marriage.
WILD FLOWER: This warm-weather season, go for an au naturel, loosely gathered arrangement, with blooms that look like you picked them yourself.
Choose a mix of shades and textures for a beautiful, rustic look.
Bouquet of waratah protea, ‘Darcey’ garden roses, burgundy astilbe, pink double tulips, seeded eucalyptus and sword fern, around $275, created by Flowers & Company, Rittenhouse.
Who says you have to wear your something blue?
Bouquet of dahlias, anemone, delphinium, tweedia, astilbe, ranunculus, astrantia, scabiosa, spray roses, viburnum berries, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, millet and Japanese painted fern, around $300, created by Cottage Flowers, Malvern.
Grouping smaller, coordinated bouquets together adds a casual, carefree vibe.
Arrangements of cream lilies, white scabiosa, garden mint, rosemary, lamb’s ear, yellow craspedia, yellow ranunculus, Queen Anne’s lace, daisies and monte Casino asters, around $250 for three, created by TableArt, Wayne.
A pretty-in-pink bouquet is a sweet accompaniment for your walk down the aisle.
Bouquet of white double tulips, white hybrid delphinium, hot pink garden roses, gardenia, jasmine vine and green mist laceflower, around $300, created by Nancy Saam Flowers, Haverford.
Because an all- natural look doesn’t have to mean sacrificing elegance.
Centerpiece of garden and spray roses, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, tanacetum, ivy, sword fern and pittosporum nigra, around $350, created by Beautiful Blooms, Northern Liberties.
Ginger Zee, Good Morning America’s meteorologist, is also a bride-to-be—and, she says, one who’s on a pretty tight budget.
So this morning, the show launched a new series on money-saving tips for couples looking to put their wedding-day together without completely breaking the bank. The first one had some good stuff in it—from how to make monetary cuts with your decor that won’t detract from the prettiness of your celebration to a few ways to get tricky with your cake that could easily save you upwards of $1,000.
Take a look. Chances are you’ll get a few ideas for your own Big Day budget cuts!
For the first time since she began designing wedding gowns (that’s 24 years!), Vera Wang did not unveil her newest bridal collection with a runway show at bridal market. Rather, she debuted it in a video presentation that went live on her website yesterday. Here it is: