8 Sweat-Proof Makeup Products for Your Summer Wedding

Summer Bride Beauty Makeup

iStockphoto/CoffeeAndMilk

In case the weather the past two weeks—and your gross-feeling, refusing-to-stay-put makeup—has got you worrying about your upcoming wedding (and pre-wedding parties) still on this summer’s calendar, we don’t blame you. Humidity like this is unkind to hair and faces alike, and no one wants their wedding photos to scream I am drowning in my own sweat when they look back on their day.

Now, if you’ve hired a reputable professional makeup artist, you can rest assured that he or she has an armory of gross weather-specific products that should keep you covered on your high-temp wedding day. But if you’re doing your own makeup—and for all those events leading up to it (the mid-day outdoor bridal shower, shore bachelorette party, etc.), you’re going to want to have a few products on hand to combat the elements in which you are celebrating.

Read more »

Beginning-of-August Designer Bridal Trunk Shows

Carol Hannah's Tritei gown from the Siren Call Collection. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Carol Hannah’s Tritei gown from the Siren Call Collection. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown

August 4-6: Rivini Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Lovely Bride, Old City

August 5-7: Carol Hannah Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show, where the Siren Call Collection will be featured; call to make an appointment.

Read more »

Here’s the New Going Rate for a One-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring

iStockphoto.com/Derek Latta

iStockphoto.com/Derek Latta

You’ve probably heard the age-old adage that guys should expect to spend three months’ salary on an engagement ring. It’s not a concrete rule—more of a point of reference for those who are unsure what an appropriate price range is—and we often find that what to spend on an engagement ring (obviously an extremely personal decision) comes down to more many factors than simply salary versus cost. 

Read more »

Come See the Casual All-Black Outfit Kristen Bell Wore to Her 2013 Wedding

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard tied the knot back in October 2013, but it wasn’t until yesterday that we first caught a glimpse of what the adorable couple wore to their courthouse “I do’s.”

In an interview with CBS’s Sunday Morning, the actress recounts their low-key Big Day at a Beverly Hills courthousewhich included her perfectly casual outfit of simple black pants, a black top and a pretty statement necklace. And we have to say, we’re loving her so-casual look! Take a peek:

What do you think of her nontraditional bridal ensemble?

Like PW on Facebook | Follow PW on Twitter | Sign up for the PW newsletter

PW Reader Ring: Holly & Ben!

Holly's ring!

Holly’s ring!

The couple: Holly Orr and Ben Ashton, from Philadelphia.

The ring: Ben and I had gone to Steven Singer on Jeweler’s Row a few months before he proposed, and I fell in love with this rose gold ring (it’s called the Olivia ring). I always wanted rose gold, because it is what I usually wear, and it seems sort of classic with a twist.

I let Ben decide if that was the ring he wanted to get, and I am so happy that he did! I liked it in both white and rose gold, and am really glad he chose rose gold. It makes my ring feel that much more special since it is less common. The staff at Steven Singer was great and so helpful to us, kept us in budget and cared about what we both wanted.

Read more »

You Know Someone Can’t Come to Your Wedding. Should You Send Them An Invitation Anyway?

iStock.com/Stacey Newman

iStock.com/Stacey Newman

I have a comfy blue chair in my office that colleagues sit in for all sorts of reasons and for all lengths of time—and it is also frequently the setting where people pose all manner of wedding etiquette questions to me.

Most recently, a member of PW’s marketing team popped over to ask me this: Her friend (a bride) knew of someone who could definitely not come to her wedding, and wasn’t sure if she should send them an invitation anyway—or if, since they had already basically covered her RSVP, mailing one out would be redundant and unnecessary. Weirdly enough, that’s the very question a friend had asked me at dinner the other week, and this week, a scan of HuffPo turned up this post. So apparently, this dilemma is a common one!

Now, I had offered up a vehement yes; that it’s still always the right idea to send an invite anyway, because it’s nice to give them the courtesy of being formally invited, and for them to have the courtesy of officially replying, and anyway, plans change! You might not necessarily know if their conflict goes away after they tell you about it. But the Huffington Post response was not as vehement, and anyway, with this coming up so frequently, I thought it time to check in with a few of our local wedding-planning experts. Here’s what they had to say:

Read more »

This Twitter Love Story That Ended in Marriage Is the Best Thing Ever

I had seen this headline a few times yesterday, and am now kicking myself that I didn’t immediately click on it and bring myself the joy that I am feeling right now. So in case you hadn’t seen it yet, please, allow me:

A few years ago, a nice girl and self-proclaimed book nerd named Victoria Carlin in London noticed that the tweets coming from a bookstore in town—Waterstones—were extremely clever, adorable and funny, and so she herself declared on Twitter that she might actually be falling in love with whoever handled their social media account.

Jonathan O’Brien, the clever, adorable and funny tweeter behind the @WaterstonesTRC account responded, the two went back and forth, and then one day, after Victoria saw Jonathan tweeting about wanting some donuts, she strapped on her Brave Pants, bought some donuts, headed over to the bookstore, waited in line, and handed them over. She then bolted.

Jonathan eventually reached back out, though, the two had lunch, and, well, omg, now look!

Read more »

« Older Posts  |  Newer Posts »