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  • Brides: Will You ChooseTraditional or Trendy?

    Here Comes the Bride

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    After you choose your wedding dress, you'll probably start thinking about what accessories will look best with your gorgeous gown. Many brides select very traditional pieces, but what if you want to showcase more of your own personality and style? Well then my dear, then go in search of accessories that speak to your fashion soul. Go with your gut and wear what love.
    The Dress
    Before we talk about the jazzy accessories you might like to select, you might want to decide on your dress. Would you like it to be more traditional, or a little out of the ordinary. You can always play around with adding colorful embellishments, going with vintage, raising the hemline and much more. Be sure that you select a gown you LOVE and makes you feel like a bride.
    The Shoes
    Bridal shoes generally peek out only slightly from the bottom of the wedding gown. More and more brides are having a lot of fun by putting their personal flare and funky style into their bridal shoe selection. At weddings today, you are likely to find glittery sneakers or pumps, brightly colored heels or ballet flats, beautifully embellished cowboy boots, and much more!
    The Accessories
    Bridal jewelry and other wedding accessories are another way that brides can really show off their personal style. Bold necklaces are very popular for brides who choose a strapless gown. However, some of these brides choose to forgo neck adornment and instead go for a striking pair of drop earrings. Many brides today are also losing the veil and instead selecting beautifully ornate hair pieces, or using a blusher.
    There are so many ways that brides can showcase their personal style. Brides, don't go with what you think people expect you to have or wear, instead choose what makes you (and your groom) happy. When all is said and done YOU will be left with those wonderful memories of how perfectly authentic your big day was.
  • Spring is Almost Here ~ Color, Color Everywhere

     

     

    Spring is on it way! That's pretty exciting, right? Even though most of the country has experience some pretty mild temperatures this year, I think we can all agree that spring is always a welcome sight. With all the beautiful flowers, vibrant colors, feelings of renewal it is a time that many people look forward to all year long. Today, on the Charming Chick Blog, we are going to feature some of our favorite items for spring.

     

     

     

     

    Sterling Silver Spring Multi-Charm Necklace
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $82.99

     

    Multi-Charm necklaces are a hot trend and this one is the perfect addition to your new spring wardrobe! Crafted of genuine sterling silver and features a flower, a leaf and a dragonfly charm. It also has a stylish toggle closure that fastens in the front which makes is very easy to fasten. The necklace measures 17.5 inches long to fit most neckline.

     

    Rowallan Personalized Leather Key Chain & Wallet
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY  $31.99

     

    A fabulous new line that we recently introduced is the Rowallan of Scotland collection. These leather goods feature designs that are simple and elegant. The colors are vibrant and stunning. The organizational features mean you will have everything you need - right at your finger tips - as you navigate through your busy day. The key chain offers a smart valet design, featuring two key rings that can be easily removed for ultimate convenience. The matching business card case, which can double as a credit card or ID case, is designed with a clever pull tab so that cards may be easily raised from the holder for easy access.

     

     

     

    Hot Pink Bridal Garter
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $7.99

     

     

    You'll be pretty in pink (hot pink that is) with this gorgeous bridal garter. It will coordinate perfectly with your hot pink wedding colors -- or just add a splash of color with your all white attire. This garter is perfect for a spring wedding and is a new item that we have added to our already outstanding collection of bridal garters.

     

     

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  • Your Perfect Gown ~ Wedding Dress Dos and Don'ts

    You've probably dreamed about the "perfect" wedding dress, your entire life. Sure, your dreams about your ideal dress have probably changed and evolved over the years. Trends come and go. Our taste and fashion sense also change, but one thing is sure to stay the same -- you want to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day!

     

     

    Now you are engaged and reality has set in -- and perhaps you are thinking "What on earth am I going to wear?" First of all, relax. Take a deep breath and follow these wedding dress dos and don'ts. No matter what dress you choose - on your special day - all eyes will be on you! No pressure right? Well, don't worry, you will look absolutely radiant -- and you will take your groom's breath away as soon as he lays his eyes upon you.

     

    Here are a few tips that will help you do just that.

     

    Wedding Dress Dos and Don'ts

     

     Shopping

     

    {Don't}

    *take too many people with you -- they can sway your decision or further complicate the process for you.

     *go to too many bridal salons or try on too many dresses

    .*let other people's opinions influence your decision -- you know what you look best and feel most comfortable wearing. Trust your gut!

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    *your research ahead of time. Look through magazines and on-line to see which styles appeal most to you.

    *take people with you who you trust and those who have your best interest at heart. Overly opinionated people can have you second guessing yourself.

    *start the shopping process alone. This can help you get an idea of what YOU want before other people express their opinions.

    The Gown

     

    {Don't}

     

    *select a gown that you don't feel absolutely gorgeous in -- this is your day to shine!

    *choose a dress with a long train if you are getting married on the beach -- in other words, consider your venue.

    *worry if you fall in love with a dress that isn't modest enough for your venue. You can always have sleeves added or wear a stunning wrap during the ceremony. Let the bridal boutique know exactly what you need. They will have some helpful suggestions for you -- so you can have your cake and eat it too!

    {Do}

     

    *have fun with your bridal accessories. You can add in a little color, a little whimsy, or just add a little dazzle to your attire.

    *select a gown that best suits your body type. No matter your size, shape or height -- the perfect dress is out there just waiting for you.

    *have fun with your footwear. Some brides like to wear boots, sneakers, flip-flops, shoes covered in rhinestones, brightly colored heels and more. Step out in style!

  • Top Wedding Trends for 2011


    Vintage Style Silver Crystal Bracelet 

    Most of the wedding trends for 2011 have something in common; less is more. Simple elegance is the theme for today's brides. In our recovering economy, people are being a little more reserved in their event planning. Brides are finding all kinds of ways to cut cost and that is reflected in today's bridal trends. 


    Vintage Crystal Drop Earrings
     

     

    What Once Was Old, is New Again!

    Vintage is a big trend for 2011.  

    • Wedding Dresses with vintage accents; like capped sleeves and embroidered floral accents -- are very much in style. Many brides are even opting to wear their mother's or Grandmother's wedding dress. This not only saves money but adds a sentimental touch as well.
    • Vintage style jewelry is also quite fashionable. Hair accessories, brooches, earring, and bracelets which are either a true vintage piece - or just a vintage style piece - make wonderful accents. Wedding rings that resemble an old-world design  or rings with delicate and intricate filigree are also making a comeback.
    • Classic photography and photo booths are becoming a popular choice for brides-to-be. In addition, vintage photographs are being used in reception decorations. Old wedding photos from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc., are being used when brides choose  a vintage themed wedding.

      


    Beach Wedding Cake Topper
     

       

    Take it Outside 

    Many brides and grooms have decided to connect more with nature. Outdoor wedding are gaining in popularity. There are many venues available but you'll and to be sure to always have a Plan B; while being outside is definitely beautiful, it can also be quite unpredictable.  


    Pink Flower Favor Boxes
     

     DIY Wedding 

       

    Many brides are also deciding to do more themselves (or even better, asking the wedding party to help out). They are finding crafty and economical ways to throw the wedding of their dreams. Brides are handling the favors, flowers, food, and decor all on their own. It makes the wedding truly unique and adds a personalized touch to each and every detail. 


    Willow Tree Promise Cake Topper
     

    Eco-Friendly 

       

    Eco-friendly wedding are also very popular. There are many things brides and groom can to make their wedding more earth-friendly: 

    Select previously worn, borrowed, or rented attire for you and your bridal party. 

    • Send Invitations printed on recycled paper products.
    • Choose local wineries and locally grown food.
    • Use LED lighting if possible.
    • Choose a responsible venue such as a museum, art gallery, or botanical garden -- which will benefit from the fee to hold your wedding there.
    • Ask guests to donate to your favorite charity, in lieu of gifts.

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