Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Makeup Trends

For the Spring bride, there are some great makeup trends out there right now to flatter every complexion.

If you have an olive skin tone, go for a golden glow, like Jessica Alba here.


Olive skin tones are best complimented with a peach blush or bronzer, and a mauve lip color. Simple and romantic.

If your skin tone is fair, use a glimmering champagne eye shadow and a pink blush. Try a bright pink lipstick, like Pink Nouveau by MAC, for that wow factor.

For dark skin tones, consider using a blush with burgundy undertones and a chocolate-hued eyeshadow. Use deep red or plum lipstick, à la Beyonce.


So fun!

Another Spring trend in bridal makeup is the super-dramatic eye. If you choose to rock that look, just make sure you wear a neutral lipstick so your lips don't compete.

And remember, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day is wear a look that isn't "you." So however you decide to wear your makeup, make sure that what it really shows is who you are.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

To Top It Off...

These days, couples are choosing all sorts of thing to top their wedding cakes. From bride and groom figurines to monograms, flowers to tiny plastic animals wearing wedding day finery, the possibilities are practically endless. Are you more traditional when it comes to cake toppers, or would you rather go the creative route?

Check out these adorable tiny birds, found on Etsy:

So cute, right?

Or here's something more traditional, but still with personality.

How romantic!

If you want to use your last initial or a monogram, there are tons of options out there.

Or, would you rather have a humorous cake topper?

There really is no end to what you might put on top of your wedding cake. If you've used something unique to top your cake, let us know in the comments!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Would you donate your wedding dress?

A lot of brides these days are talking about donating their wedding gowns. After hearing several married friends talk about just knowing that their dress was "the one", it hardly seems like an easy decision to give away something so special. However, there are several great options out there if you're interested in giving away your dress. - in their "Brides Against Breast Cancer" campaign, hosts trunk shows all over the country featuring donated gowns, so brides-to-be who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can still afford the dress of their dreams at a fraction of the price. - at the I Do Foundation's website, you can do more than donate your dress. For example, you and your fiancé can register with select retailers that will donate a percentage of the profits from gifts purchased by your guests. They even offer resources for planning a "green" wedding.

You could also sell your dress to a consignment store and donate the money to a charity. And while you're at it, ask your bridesmaids to donate their dresses too, to a charity like The Glass Slipper Project.