Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Have you seen any moonstone jewelry? Just read about this stone in the latest IN STYLE is beautiful and perfect for anyone, but especially for a couple in love! It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other; how romantic. Besides love, this enchanting stone can be used for good luck, it can bring good emotions to the wearer and also protect the sensitive.
When placing the moonstone in the moonlight of the moon (when it reaches its fullness), the stone can be an excellent meditation tool to understand oneself. This is a particularly good gemstone for women, particulraly teenages and younger women.
This stone, like many beautiful stones can be used in all peices of jewelry. Check out some of these peices, all perfect for your wedding...or to start the new year off right!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bridal hair accessories you should try today

by: Stefanie Savino
Feathers, Tiaras, and Headbands OH MY! There are so many gorgeous hair accessories to choose from to make you look
glamorous on your wedding day!

Here are some examples of hair to wear these beautiful trends courtesy of





Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tips to Winter Proof your Skin

by: Stefanie Savino

The bitter cold winter days are coming upon us sooner and faster than ever. Now, more than
ever it is crucial to take proper care of your skin. The change in the weather, heat from our homes and cars and products all effect our skin. There are many products and tips that can keep your skin looking its best during the cold winter season.

First things first is your moisturizer. During this time of year our skin requires more moisture and hydration. You will need to apply more moisturizer than any other time of year. You may want to reach for a cream or a product that is oil based rather than water based. The oil based products will penetrate the skin and create a layer over the skin. A great body cream to try is Bliss Body Butter and Dove Cream Oil lotion. They are both amazing!

Exfoliate! Body scrubs are wonderful as they stimulate the body and remove dead skin cells. You can purchase or make them at home. I found an amazing recipe for an at home body scrub from Here is the recipe:

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee tightens and rejuvenates skin, while raw sugar exfoliates, and olive oil seals in moisturize.


  • 2 cups of coarse ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry, and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil.

Our hands and feet need extra TLC and attention during the winter months. Make sure to wear gloves when you are out in the cold. In the evening apply cuticle oil and a heavy hand cream to bring make the moisture to your hands. For super dry and chapped skin I recommend the mother of all hand creams Aquaphor! It is very thick but gets the job done! For your feet make sure to apply extra moisturizer and even try sleeping with socks to ensure the soles are nice and smooth.
Another important tip is to drink plenty of water. I know we all here this all the time, but it is so true. The more hydrated you are the better your skin will look and feel. Also remember to apply your sunscreen daily.
Don't let your skin become dry and dull this winter season. Make sure to take some extra time for yourself and care for your skin. Treat yourself to a new body butter or scrub and your skin will thank you!

New Years Eve Wedding

Are you attending a New Year's Eve wedding celebration this year? The calendar fell perfectly for those who love this festive date and dreamed of being married / celebrating into the new year. What better way to start the new year, then newly (and I mean really newly) weds. If you are the bride for this great occasion, chances are you are just about finished with your most important details, but what about the small ones? Did you pick your shoes? Shoes are a very important accessory for this (the utmost) best day in your life. After are taking a big step into your new life; why not make that step fashionable. Many brides are choosing blue shoes for their wedding (something blue) but for a New Year's wedding, those shoes should present you with a bang. If the dress coordinates, check out these by Jimmy Choo (Teal Tawny), they are certain to turn some heads. Shoes already picked, how about some finishing touches on your flowers? For this celebration try adding some streamers and blow horns into your bouquet, it will look festive.

Not the bride, attending a wedding on New Years Eve. This occasion requires the best of the best, most fashionable attire. After all, this is not just any wedding and not just any New Year's party. Chances are the reception will begin late (8pm or so), you want to dress black tie. Any color would work for this wedding, however I would still stay clear of red. I would never recommend wearing red to any wedding; the shade of red is a show stopper. Everyone notices the girl in the red dress, and this is not your night. I would suggest silvers and golds being the best shade to wear.

Monday, December 5, 2011

First Look

Many photographers are encouraging brides to have their formals pictures taken prior to the ceremony. While this may free up time during cocktail hour, some brides are feelings as though they have to see each other prior to exchanging vows, despite wanting to be traditional.
It's possible to stay traditional and have plenty of time to enjoy yourself during cocktails. Try to allot a little extra time between getting ready and the ceremony. This little gap can be used to take pictures of yourself and groom not seeing each other such as bridals, family, and bridesmaids. Just that alone will save a lot of time for later.

Once the ceremony is over, there mainly only the entire bridal party and family pictures to be taken. After these few shots are taken, encourage your guests to enjoy cocktails as you stay behind with your groom. This allows for more intimate moments and also allows your photographer to move more quickly.
It can be rather distracting for the bride and groom to have numerous cameras flash, therefore I find it best to photograph them when guests and family have trickled away, allowing for photos that are more intimate. This also enables the photographer to move more quickly, which as a result lets the couple plenty of time to enjoy cocktails.

Friday, December 2, 2011