Question of the Week: Are You a Summer Bride?

by Azure

Welcome back from the long weekend! We took a little break yesterday for Memorial Day, the official cue to bring out the whites, even if you aren't a bride! Although, we all know that summer is wedding season! Are you a summer bride? Why did you choose summer? If you aren't a summer bride, did you choose another season on purpose? Why?

Read Article »

Bride Chic: Cotton Goes Bridal!

by Azure

About Bride Chic Since cotton is the ultimate in laid-back casual, we rarely think of it in terms of bridal wear. Think again. Especially about organdy and swiss cotton. These are some of the finest fabrics in the world and not just for kids' dresses anymore. First-rate cottons like these have always been a stylish option for summer brides and garden weddings. One of the most beautiful wedding dresses I ever designed was a dotted swiss ball gown with an asymmetrical neckline. Savvy...

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: Pre-Engagement Planning

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Every couple knows the moment when their relationship takes the turn for forever. You start thinking long-term and what used to be 'mine' is now slowing evolving into 'ours'. The top vendors and venues are booked at least a year in advance, so the question is, what happens if you want a short engagement?Planning a wedding six months out leaves you with little to choose from, and less flexibility on dates. The truth of the situation is no one knows when you...

Read Article »

Hostess with the Mostess: Signature Drinks for Non-Drinkers

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess There’s been a lot of talk about creating a“signature cocktail” for your wedding reception; some of that talk has even come from me! But don’t forget about the non-alcohol drinkers at your wedding as well. Having plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available is especially important if you’re having a summer or outdoor wedding, to keep people from getting dehydrated. An appealing and unusual non-alcoholic drink will ensure that everyone is...

Read Article »

Summer Advice for Fall Weddings

by Azure

This weekend is the Fourth of July, which of course has me thinking about… fall brides! That’s right you ladies, relaxing over there in your lounge chairs while the summer brides go nuts putting the finishing touches on everything, I’m talking to you! Did you remember your sunscreen? Tan lines last much longer than summer, so if you’re wearing a strapless or backless wedding dress, even as late as November, make sure to cover up or apply sunscreen. Thanks to my kids, I...

Read Article »

Hostess with the Mostess: Splash of Color with a Citrus Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess This beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings is perfect for a summer wedding! If you’ve already chosen your wedding colors (or are having a fall or winter wedding), incorporate this fabulous citrus color palette into your bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any summertime bash. Whether or not you have the sand, shining sun, and crashing waves at your affair, incorporate a sunny splash of color with details...

Read Article »