Blooms By The Box would like to wish The Inspired Bride a very Happy 2nd Anniversary! The name of Maddy’s blog says it all because it is truly fitting! The real weddings and inspiration boards will exhilarate your creativity and inner bride. We are so happy to be a part of the IB community!Read More
Once a week I try to peruse wedding blogs because 1.) they are jam-packed with gorgeous inspiration and 2.) they are the best resources whether you are newly engaged, a seasoned bride-to-be, or in the wedding industry. So today when I was getting my weekly fill I came across this on Once Wed…
Immediately, I was like, “Wow, what a great idea for escort cards!!” And then I thought, “I wonder if these adorable arrangements were the centerpieces on the tables for the wedding reception?” I don’t know why I never thought to use small vases of flowers to serve dual duty as escort cards and centerpieces, but I think it is an amazing idea! I love the concept of wedding guests contributing to the big day, whether it be having a dance party at the reception or stamping their finger print on the guestbook tree. These little touches make a wedding more intimate and celebratory. And since using multiple vases and types of flowers is extremely popular (and not to mention aesthetically pleasing) when it comes to wedding flowers, I can’t think of a better way to add a creative touch to your wedding and incorporate beautiful blooms.Read More
If you’re a bride-to-be, I urge you to get to get to your nearest computer, laptop, or the biggest screen you have with connection to the Internet, because what I’m about to share with you would not be in its appropriate glory on an iPhone or BlackBerry. Yesterday, Style Me Pretty, arguably one of the most stylish and popular wedding blogs, posted The Best of Style Me Pretty – The Magazine! It’s the first digital magazine of its kind and is 137 pages of the twenty most style-savvy weddings of 2010 picked by the readers. Each turn of the page unveils one gorgeous wedding after another along with amazing venues, vendors, and inspiration. So, get in front of your computer and get ready for your jaw to hit the floor, because yes, it’s that good. And click here for wedding bliss! 🙂Read More
I think I’ve already expressed my love for bad reality TV to you all, but I have to say, the show I’m about to post about is not praiseworthy in the least. It’s not even good bad reality TV, it’s in a category of its own. As much as I believe that every bride should have their dream wedding (and I am an advocate of any type of contest or competition where brides-to-be have the chance to win their dream wedding), the show Bridalplasty takes it a step too far. The show premiered in late November, and since has made heads turn, faces cringe, eyes roll back in heads, and basically gets the slap of disapproval from not only those in the wedding community, but the general public.
Basically, the show is E!’s attempt (attempt being the operative word here) at a new reality series in which 12 brides-to-be move into a Los Angeles mansion and compete for plastic surgery procedures in the hope of achieving perfection on their big day. Oh hey, you won a challenge, good for you! Here’s your new lips! There are so many things wrong with that previous sentence, but I digress. Oh, but not only do they get the chance to be a totally different person, but the last bride standing gets a “celebrity-style dream wedding.”
And you wanna know the kicker?!?! Their fiance does not see them until the wedding day!! How crazy is that!? I doubt the poor guy will be able to recognize his future wife after she’s been nipped and tucked. Personally, I don’t know how E! can endorse this horrible excuse for a TV show, but then again, a bunch of knucklehead, obnoxiously tan lushes are making thousands of dollards on TV for being as stupid as these brides-to-be, so why am I surprised?
Anyway, enough of me complaining about bad TV. Even though Bridalplasty is beyond distasteful, the competitions themselves aren’t bad. This past Sunday, the challenge was to make the perfect bridal bouquet. The brides-to-be had 30 minutes and a plethora of flowers – hydrangeas, roses, lilies, you name it, to create the winning masterpiece. Some of them were actually quite good and most of them were disasterous. Clearly, some of these gals were in desperate need of our DIY Guide! Check out some footage from the show here. In the end, Janessa came up on top with a white bouquet accented with white feathers. Her prize? A brand-spakin new nose! Celebrity floral designer Kevin Lee, as well as E!’s Guiliana Rancic, served as guest judges.Read More