Archive for June, 2010

From Sarcasm to a Sweet Story

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

What feels like a million years ago, but is really only five, I posted about acrylic wedding rings and the tone of my post was kind of sarcastic. I talked about space and the future and the word “um”.

After reading this post on Conversation Pieces, however, I feel rather differently about Alissia Melka-Teichroew’s acrylic engagement rings. I love that the author received one of the by:AMT diamond rings as an engagement ring, didn’t really want to upgrade because of the attachment she had to her original ring, and then found out that by:AMT sells a solid gold version of their acrylic diamond ring.

The main difference between the two rings, other than the materials used to create them, is $888 more for the standard width gold version. There’s also a thinner gold version for $600 and silver version for $180. I actually think I’d rather have the $12 acrylic engagement ring – as in right now, I want one, in pink. Target has a series of similar rings that don’t mention by:AMT or Alissia Melka-Teichroew, so I’m wondering whether Target ripped Melka-Teichroew off.

Going Their Own Way

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

When brides- and grooms-to-be consider the wedding transportation options open to them, their minds usually turn to limos and party buses, not the local metro. If they even have a subway or elevated train nearby, that is. But taking the subway on your wedding day can be a lot of fun, and it makes for great photo opportunities (especially if you have your whole wedding party with you). Some brides and grooms even say their vows right there in subway.


I’m not suggesting you go that far – unless you’re a huge metro fan – but if you have an extra hour on your wedding day to snap some pics in the subway, why not do it? You’ll find plenty of subway wedding inspiration below the cut!


Bridal Diapers: Just Say ‘I Don’t’

Monday, June 28th, 2010

After reading the post title, you may be thinking “Bridal diapers? Wha?” Or maybe you’re thinking, yeah, I read that post on Diary of a Marie Claire Fashionista, too. Since that post hit the airwaves on June 17, you have bridal bloggers and brides alike asking if this is some new trend. Will brides in 2011 all be rocking absorbent underpants? Will David’s start carrying Depends? I’m grateful to be able to tell you that the answer is no. The bride of tomorrow will continue to cope with urinating in wedding dresses that are difficult to maneuver the old fashioned way – by having the maid of honor or MOB hold her skirt while she squats.

Let me repeat myself: Bridal diapers are not the new ‘it’ accessory. And thank goodness for that. How do I know? I did a little digging.


Sometimes There Just Are No Words

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

But in case you were wondering, the site informs us that:

It’s easy to make a fashion statement with these elegant wedding gown candle favors on your table.

Sure, if your statement is ‘I’d like you to decapitate and set fire to the bride.’

Not sure that’s really what I would want to say, but to each their own.

Me? I’d stick with chocolates.

Twistie’s Sunday Caption Madness: The Funkiest Chicken Edition: The Result

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

You folks really are the bee’s knees sometimes.

Last week I inflicted this image of doom upon you all:
and six of you bravely took up the challenge, pelting me with side-splitting responses.

Alas, there can be but one winner. This week the laurel goes to Jennie for confirming what so many of us have long feared:

Yes, there is a Chicken Dance Police Squad….

Congratulations, Jennie! And thanks to everyone who played.

Now, I’d better review the steps to the Funky Chicken before I go to another wedding.

Poufy, Princessy, and Pretty

Friday, June 25th, 2010

While there is no shortage of wedding dresses that are funky, colorful, or just plain weird out there, the fact remains that plenty of brides are still looking for wedding dresses that will make them feel like the princesses they wished they could be at age 7 or age 15 or even age 25. I’m talking about romantic and feminine wedding dresses with lots of girly details and a skirt with body that just won’t quit.

So if you’re the kind of bride-to-be who wants pouf… who, yes, does want a strapless wedding dress… and who wouldn’t be caught dead in a simple sheath… these gowns are for you!

romantic wedding dress
(Angelina Colarusso)


LOVE/HATE: The ‘Wooly and Warm’ Edition

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

When it comes to keeping toasty at winter weddings, the thoughts of most brides-to-be turn to fanciful options like satin bridal cloaks and bridal muffs. There are wedding wraps, both furry and non, marketed toward the bride and her bridesmaids, and long white coats that won’t be at all useful after you say “I do.”

bride in sweater(via)

I love it. LOVE it. I am cold blooded and frequently am chilly when everyone else is toasty warm. Especially The Beard, who has an inner plutonium core that operates all year round. Some might complain that a sweater is not fancy or bridal enough, but I think what determines just how bridal something is should be whether it’s being worn by a bride. I think that a sweater paired with a really formal dress (above, that’s Oscar de la Renta) is super stupid cute, and a bride who is chilly should not hesitate to put on a cute sweater if that’s what she wants to do. After all, not everyone is a cloak or muff fan!

What say you?