Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bridal Bliss Event February 7th 2009

To all my Brides to Be:

Gina's Bridal will be participating in a the Bridal Bliss Event in Downtown Royal Oak on February 7th. You will get to see our gowns with hair styles and makeup done by students at the Douglas J Aveda Institute, located at 409 South Center Street (between Main and Washington). For more information about the event go to http://downtownroyaloak.org/news.html

We are also looking for some more models to help us out so if you are interested let me know. It is going to be a really fun and full day of nothing but wedding related business. Hope to see many of you there!


Stella's Dress!

A few days ago we got a new Mon Cheri Bridal Gown in style 19216 and her name is Stella! I love the style of this gown and I love the shrug that comes with it.

Stella Gives it 2 Paws up!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Custom Jewelry for Casablanca Bridal Style 1914

As one of Tigerlilly Jewelry's premiere boutiques we have been selected to have custom jewelry made for 3 gowns of our choice. We got to see a sneak peek of the first piece Mandy (the amazing owner of Tigerlilly) has come up with for Casablanca Bridal style 1914. I can't wait to get them in the store and I will let you know when they arrive! Also keep in mind I will be having a Tigerlilly Trunk Show this Spring.

Diamonds are a girls best friend.....At least for a week!

I recently had a bride in the store who was telling me about the jewelry she was getting from Bag, Borrow or Steal. Most of you, like me, probably remember the scene with Jennifer Hudson in Sex and the City the Movie where she is talking about her borrowed handbag. Well to my surprise they also have jewelry. Real DIAMOND Jewelry that you can borrow for a week, or a month! And it really is not all that expensive. So if you just have to have the real thing, check out this website. They have some beautiful pieces. Because sometimes nothing but the real thing will do!

You can also become a member of the site and then you get all sorts of benefits, including a rewards program. A one year membership is $59.95.....I am feeling an addiction coming on! Uh-Oh And many of the items have the option to purchase. So if you fall in love and just can't give up those Earrings or your Husband-to-Be wants to buy you that Necklace as a wedding gift he can!

Go and check it out....It is so fun just to look at all the items and dream about wearing them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Michelle Obama Seals the Deal

After seeing what Michelle Obama wore last night at the inauguration, she has confirmed that the hottest gown trend is white and one shouldered.

Of course around here White, Ivory, and Champagne are our favorite colors but I am glad to see that Hollywood is also catching on to how beautiful a woman looks in a white gown. All you 2010 brides plan on seeing these looks turn into bridal gowns in the near future!

A Pre-Nup for your Bridesmaids?!

While surfing the web this morning I came across this article and thought I had to post this to see what you ladies thought.....

Bridesmaid Pre-Nuptial Agreement. Yes, you read that right. If having to squeeze into a puffy, unflattering horror of a dress wasn't bad enough, now bridesmaids have another indignity to contend with. Some brides are so worried about the way their wedding party will look, they have a lawyer draw up a pre-nup that can include things like requiring that a bridesmaid not gain more than 7 pounds before the wedding, not consume too much alcohol at the reception, vow to take extra care of her skin and hair, and not to make any inappropriate advances toward male guests at the reception. [For a peek at a sample agreement, go to the American Bar Association Website).
Although brides who've used pre-nups were reluctant to go on the record for this story, several of them explained that the agreements were necessary to ensure that their day was perfect.

Would any of you actually do this? Just curious to know your thoughts.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Meghan: What was your favorite part of your wedding?

As I try and think about my favorite part of my wedding, it is difficult to think about just one moment because the whole day was really amazing. As we signed our marriage license, it really put it all in perspective for me, that I am no longer one, but Travis and I are starting a brand new life together. We have known each other for 13 years, and to be able to share the majority of our lives together is truly wonderful! I have been happily married for over a year to my best friend, so I would have to say the best part of my wedding was knowing and anticipating our life together as a married couple after we said our vows.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What are you going to do with your hair?

Once the dress has been chosen and we start the task of picking out a veil or a head piece the question that daunts most brides is "How are you going to wear your hair?" I have a lot of brides who struggle with what to do with their hair. There are a few things to consider when choosing your hairstyle.

The style of your dress: Dresses with embellishments on the straps may be covered if you wear your hair down.

The Weather: Weddings that take place during the hottest time of the summer may not allow your hair to hold in a really loose soft curl. So you may want to consider something more simple and that will work with lots of hairspray. The last thing you want on your wedding day is flat, straight hair. Unless of course that's the look you're going for. The Groom: I know that our grooms don't usually have a lot of say in what goes on in the planning of a wedding but many of them love their fiancee's hair a certain way. So ask him, you might be surprised and he might say I love how you look most when your hair is down. Awww.

There are a few things you just don't want to do for example:

Don't over do it with the accessories

I love a single flower in the hair but again don't go overboard. A whole bouquet of flowers is not a good look.

And remember bigger is not always better

You want to look like yourself on your wedding day. Simple and classic is always a safe bet.
There are tons of examples of hairstyles on Brides.Com and TheKnot.com Be sure to get a trial run and bring photos to your hairdresser. Below are some of my favorite hairstyles.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm Back!

Hey Everyone! I am back from my much needed Vacation. I feel relaxed and rested and ready to start 2009 with lots of energy so watch out! :-) Here are a few photos from our trip. We stayed at Secrets Capri in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The weather was gorgeous everyday and the resort was beautiful. But to be honest I was ready to come home and get back to business. So happy 2009 everyone!

The is nothing like the beach

My sandy feet

I got to wear my party dress from my wedding again! This was taken on New Year's Eve.