Bridal Week is all about the gorgeous gowns, but we can’t help but drool over all the inspiring beauty trends, from chic chignons to rosy cheeks and bold lips. And behind many of these lovely looks is the incredible makeup artist slash entrepreneur, Bobbi Brown. She gave us a look into how the magic happens, and shared some of her top secrets for flawless wedding day beauty!
Date nights are the best. I still get that same spark of excitement to get all dressed up for a romantic evening out with my fiancé. So when Ashley Kelemen sent this e-sesh our way based on that idea? I could help but fall head over heels in love with this picnic-style beach date, complete with a red dress from Lulu’s and lush bouquet by Plenty Of Petals. Dig your toes into this sweet, sandy gallery for more!
From Ashley Kelemen…Maria & Chris wanted their engagement session to feel like date night, with a gorgeous picnic on the beach and a perfect excuse to dress up! We met up for a lovely stroll through Torrey Pines, wrapping up on the beach at sunset, and had an absolutely incredible evening.
Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Hair & Makeup: The Girls Beauty Shop | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Bride's Dress: Lulu's | Floral Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon Co | State Park: Torrey Pines Natural Reserve
Macy’s has a new “Weddings’ Best Man” and his name is Clinton Kelly. Yes, that Clinton Kelly; the lifestyle whiz who is about to take your big day to the next level with tips and tricks on everything from bridal showers to honeymoon must-haves to curating the perfect registry. From your walk down the aisle to newlywed life and beyond, it’s a Macy’s + Clinton Kelly party… and you’re all invited.
We all know that when it comes to fashion, food, entertaining and design, no one does it better than Clinton Kelly. So when Clinton starts doling out the Macy’s registry advice, we take notes big time. Think everything from tips on selecting the perfect china (mix it up!) to choosing barware essentials (stock up on tools) to advice on how to use your Dream Fund (think of it as a group gift card), plus the perks and privileges of a Macy’s Registry (one word: discounts).
It’s Friday, time to kick back and relax, but I can’t stop thinking about all the jaw-dropping gorgeous gowns we’ve been ogling at all week thanks to our Instagram coverage with #SMPBridalWeek. The festivities may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to all this beauty; let’s pop a bottle and dream of all the lovely lace, elegant embellishments and more all weekend long.
This blush and lavender hued creation has us thinking outside the box when it comes to our bridal color palettes.
Inspired by butterflies and gardens, Randi Rahm’s flower appliqué gown had some of the prettiest details we’ve seen!
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Finding the perfect balance of girly and feminine yet still elegant and sophisticated, we can’t stop crushing on Oscar De La Renta’s latest collection.
IVY & ASTER
The illusion back on this gorgeous gown is a top runner for one of our new favorite trends.
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
A fun and unique two piece is perfect for the daring bride-to-be.
We’re speechless over this beaded and lace appliqué gown; beyond romantic!
We’ll never grow sick of elegant ballgowns like this masterpiece covered with beautiful beading and lace.
The lace train on this jaw-dropping gorgeous creation is not for the shy bride!
Sparkles and layers of gorgeous tulle make us instant fans of this beauty.
Glamour should be Reem Acra’s middle name; we can’t stop staring at this detailed back!
We can’t get enough of the beautiful pearls Jenny Packham played with for her latest collection!
This week’s DISCOUNTS…
For our Midwest Brides… Discount from WASIO photography
For our Southeast Brides… Giveaway from Rime Arodaky
For our New England Brides… Discount from BKB & Co.
For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Discount from Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
And Our Winners…