Wedding Season Reality: Celebs Getting Hitched

by Azure

Wedding season is heating up, with blushing brides saying I Do from New York to California. And while Hollywood celebrities are known for breaking tradition (I.e. the baby in the baby carriage often comes before the marriage), summertime is still their favorite season to get hitched. Especially when it comes to reality T.V. brides-to-be! Kristin Cavallari (best known for her mean girl role on the non-reality reality show, The Hills) said I Do to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler on...

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Top 5 Makeup Trends for Summer

by Azure

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Blow by Blow, a Chicago blow dry bar that happens to be across the street from the new Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street (talk about temptation!). The ladies of Blow by Blow showed us how to DIY the perfect blowout, how to achieve an easy breezy braided top knot, and... What's on-trend for makeup this summer! Ready to hear the top five beauty trends? Let's go! 1. Full Bushy Brows - Using a matte brown shadow and...

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How To Be A Delightful Wedding Guest: 13 Do’s and Don’ts

by Azure

Wedding season is here and I for one have an extra special big day to attend this weekend. I'm doing a reading (and hope I don't trip or trip over my words!), and want to make the bride and groom proud! Chances are you also have a wedding coming up, so you may be wondering how to be the best guest you can be. Wonder no more, because we've got you covered! Read on to learn what it takes to be a delightful wedding guest... DO RSVP. Duh! This is a no brainer right? Well any...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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A Star-Studded Wedding Season

by Azure

On the heels of Drew Barrymore's intimate I Do's, we've learned that Miley Cyrus is engaged! That's right! The 19 year old pop superstar said YES to her 22 year old beau Liam Hemsworth (who you know from The Hunger Games), and they've kept the exciting news under wraps since May 31st (when Liam popped the question). He proposed with a 3.5 carat Neil Lane diamond engagement ring, and Miley took to Twitter saying simply... life is beautiful! New York Knicks captain Amar'e...

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The Best Make-Up Colors For Dark Skin Toned Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

Dark skinned lovely ladies, don't think we forgot about you! Today, Michelle Lo Conte (of I Do Hair and Make-up) offers up her expert advice on the best make-up hues for you! For Dark Skin Tones, you need a heavier hand when applying make-up. Don’t be afraid of color because what you see in the compact is not what you see on your face! But keep it simple – your skin tone is a fabulous accessory already, and be sure to let the depth and richness of your skin tone...

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Bridelines: The Wedding Bailout Plan

by Azure

Despite the failing economy, one thing remains constant - the wedding announcements in The New York Times Style Section. Weddings occur on every weekend of every year, no matter what the stock market says. Here are some ideas to get you through wedding season without having to search for a bailout plan: 1. Borrow a dress from a friend. No cost, except it would be nice to dry clean it afterwards. 2. Chip in together with your friends for bridal shower gifts - get lingerie (maybe...

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