Outdoor Weddings-Celebrity Style

How amazing does Kelly Clarkson look in her wedding photo? I remember reading that she was planning a big shindig and then decided not to do it. Instead she opted for a low key wedding on a farm in Tennessee! Congrats to Kelly & her new husband Brandon! Happy sure does look great on her! 😉

Outdoor weddings are so beautiful! The best part is you can play around with so many ideas, while keeping it classy and elegant! Here are some outdoor wedding ideas that I think are just breath taking!

Photos of “Kelly” curtesy of People.com


Party Banners!

I never really paid attention to banners until my best friend’s bridal shower; the bride’s cousin made gorgeous banners for the party!

How gorgeous are they?!? 🙂

It inspired me to make some myself for my friends. Banners bring such a special touch and feel! I think they are a definite must have! Here are some I’ve done. I’m still learning!!!

What do you think? Are any of you a fan of banners?

Bridesmaid Diaries- Tips on Picking THE Dress!

Happy Friday! I thought it would be fun and different to incorporate my question of the day into a Bridesmaid Diary! I hope you all enjoy a little change.

I’ve been in quite a few weddings in the past 10 years (this new one will make #6) so I know a thing or two about shopping for bridesmaid dresses.  Boy oh boy can it be challenging, especially if you have a large bridal party. The hardest part is getting ALL of your bridesmaids with maybe the exception of the Maid/Matron of Honor to agree on ONE dress! Everyone has different styles and body shapes so what’s a bride to do?

Here are some tips Brides:
*You can pick the dress yourself and tell everyone nicely to get sized 🙂
*You can pick a few dresses that range in different styles but all fit together and have everyone pick their favorite one….                                                                         *You can email a bunch of pictures of dresses you like and have everyone rate their favorite to least one- the one with the most positive votes gets chosen…..or…….          
*You can arrange a day where everyone gets together to try on some styles and figure out what works and doesn’t work- then you can have a girls day or night with some food & drinks!!! Yum!

Bridesmaids tips:
Give your honest opinion without being a total diva
Cooperate with the bride-it’s her day by the way
Don’t forget a strapless bra when you try on dresses
Don’t forget your shoes at your fitting
Keep a smile on your face 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Bridesmaid Diaries: Wedding Planning Has Officially Started!!!

As some of you have noticed, I took a little break from wedding planning tips! I was recovering from my best friend Roselyn’s wedding in September. Well wedding planning has officially stated again! I can’t wait to share some new wedding tips as I experience my bridesmaid role for my beautiful friend Joanna! I am super excited to be part of an amazing bridal party!  Stay tuned as my bridesmaid diaries embarks! 😉

Bridal party showing off our beautiful bracelets we received as gifts from the Bride! From left to right: Christine, Joanna (bride), Me,  Judy (MOH) & Greyson -Missing Eliza & Melissa!