If you're in the market for a wedding dress/have purchased a wedding dress/been dragged around looking for a wedding dress, you know the bridal-buying process can be shockingly impersonal. Most salons offer mass-produced designs that get sent to thousands of other shops, and a bride rarely has the chance to actually meet the person who designed her wedding gown.
We're guessing your calender looks a little something like this: Kentucky Derby party this weekend, Mother's Day next weekend, wedding after wedding, and, heck, let's throw in a graduation and birthday or two...Whew!
Even if you're not the mother, bride or graduate, you're still going to need a few key dresses to get you through this celebratory season. We're thinking bright colors, floral prints, and modern-classic silhouettes should do just the trick. Here are our picks to help you look your (festive) best all summer long.
From swirls and twirls to romantic-vintage to ultra-minimalist, this seasons flatware serves up heaps of style. So ditch the plastic and add these shining examples of table art to the good ol’ wedding wish list:
Every bride I've seen on their big day radiates beauty. While utter joy and romance is probably one of the reasons, having personalized makeup and hair helps–especially when cameras are involved. Here are four local artists that range in style and discipline. They are also available for makeup and hair for the rest of the bridal party and non-wedding occasions. Don't worry, you'll look beautiful!
A Burmese Thriller-themed wedding in Vegas. A fairytale wedding on a barn. A salsa-fueled wedding in Zihuantanejo, Mexico. All true wedding stories, all different, all requiring a lot of planning. And while a wedding planner can help with a lot of the details, there are certain parts of the wedding process that can be a bonding experience, rather than a stressful one. Such as outfitting the bridesmaids.
It seems it's always wedding season around the Bay. I blame it on the countless amounts of beautiful venues. Oh, and romance. While I have a fondness for destination weddings (vacay!), I have celebrated at some of the City's and surrounding area's loveliest locations. When there are so many possibilities for one's monumental matromonial day, planning can be daunting. So let someone else do it, while you sit back and bask in love. Here are four local planners who love love and love to help.
The wedding industry is experiencing a much-needed redux. Un-bridal and classic bridal brands have contributed to newfound bridal chic; Anthropologie launched BHLDN, Vera Wang revealed her David's Bridal bridesmaid collection, alternative weddings are on the rise. It's an opportune time to step out of the wedding box and experiment in matrimonial mashup.
When in doubt, give the gift of gluttony. It's party season and that means weddings, housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, and Giants games, are in full effect. And really, do we need an occasion to celebrate? San Franciscans love to party and we love our wine. Enter the perfect priced party prop: Swanson Vineyards' Modern House Wines. At $25 a pop, these conversation pieces will surely impress the party, and the host will love it most.