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Celebrity Wedding Updates: Brangelina, Hugh Hefner and more

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by Mandy Webster
Hugh Hefner and girlfriends

Could it be true? Is the Hef really trimming down his harem to marry just one? Image courtesy of

Surprise, surprise! It seems Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did NOT get married on Valentine’s Day after all. Did I call that one? And, not only did they not get married, but it seems there is trouble on the home front as rumors of Brad meeting up with ex, Jennifer Aniston fly about Hollywood. While I doubt Brangelina will ever make it official, I’ve tracked down a few other celebrity couples who are more likely to take the plunge:

  • The date is set for these young lovers… or… well, you know what I mean! I looks like Hugh Hefner is finally ready to tie the knot with Crystal Harris. They’ve chosen June 18, 2011 for their big day.
  • Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have plans to marry on a private Montana ranch. The couple, who engaged in December, have not yet set the date.
  • It seems 30 year old Paris Hilton may soon be engaged to Cy Waits. The two were recently spotted shopping for engagement rings at New York’s Jacob & Co. This high end retailer also recently clothed Alicia Keys for her wedding day.

Who are your favorite celebrities? Comment below to tell me which celebrity couples you’d like to hear more on!

Check it out

  • Did Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have a secret rendezvous behind Angelina’s back?
  • We may not know who will be designing Kate Middleton’s wedding gown for her upcoming royal wedding, but we now know that her wedding hat will be designed by hat maker Philip Treacy. Hats may be all the rage in the UK, but I think I’ll stick with bridal veils, thank you very much! Personally, I think Kate would look adorable in a birdcage veil from Knot The Groom!
  • Find more celebrity wedding news on the One Wed blog.


Will and Kate Wedding Update | Feb 4, 2011

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

Bruce Oldfield is still a top contender to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Check out Good Morning America’s interview with Oldfield:

While Bruce Oldfield will neither confirm nor deny his involvement in creating Katherine’s bridal gown, he did admit that plans are afoot for him to dress many of Will and Kate’s wedding guests. Oldfield does venture to guess that Kate’s wedding gown will have sleeves and that she will be sporting a bridal veil on her big day. Read more »

Another Winter Wedding

Posted on December 10th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Check out this amazing Winter Wonderland wedding highlight video I just came across. It is absolutely amazing! The groom looks so nervous, and the bride is beautiful: she looks like a princess with her sparkling tiara. I love the snowflake theme and the poinsettias!

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Spring 2011 Bridal Fashion Trends

Posted on October 18th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Yes, I know I’m a bit behind on the times… the Spring 2011 fashion shows all took place last spring. But, we didn’t have a blog back then… and in any case, I think the 2011 Spring bridal trends are worth another look. So, for those of you who have only recently begun planning a wedding for this upcoming spring, these fashion trends will likely feel like brand new to you!

Woman in Vintage DressTop 2011 Trends

  • Old fashioned and historical themed wedding gowns are a big trend for 2011. The vintage gown pictured at left is just one example of a vintage style that could be re-purposed or redesigned for your 2011 Spring wedding. With historical wedding gowns, your possibilities are endless. There’s the Scarlett O’Hara plantation style, Grace Kelly ballgown style, the Jane Austen inspired empire gown… the list goes on and on! Whether you choose to borrow your mother’s or grandmother’s bridal gown or have your own historical gown made brand new, you will be all the rage next spring in an old fashioned wedding gown.
  • Strapless sweetheart wedding dresses like those by Carolina Herrara or these beautiful samples from the Alfred Angelo’s new line are another style you can expect to see next spring.
  • Short wedding gowns were another favorite at the 2011 bridal fashion shows. (I love the removable pink silk organza skirt pictured on the Brides website.)
  • Brides magazine also predicts trumpet silhouettes, side bustles, black accents and dramatic veils will be the top wedding trends of the Spring 2011 bridal season.

My Personal Faves

I love the flowing white gown with ivory and tan accents by Luisa Beccaria as shown on The Ethereal Bride (scroll down to picture #8.) The flamingo dress (picture #13) by Nina Ricci would be adorable on your bridesmaids, as long as they are all thin like the model pictured.

Of course, you could take this same concept and redesign bridesmaid dresses for each individual body type. Let’s face it, few of us are built like these runway models! Some of our friends have the legs to pull this off while others will need a longer skirt. On the other hand, some of our leggy friends might not be able to pull off the particular bodice style of this piece.

The fact is, most of us are not built like runway models. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be just as beautiful in the gown of our choice. The key is to find a seamstress who can take your favorite concept and rework it to meet the needs of each individual. So, choose your own favorite style and begin your quest to find a seamstress who can make it yours! Read more »

Bridal Beauty | Quick Hair and Makeup Tips for Your Wedding Day

Posted on October 4th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

There are many things to consider when planning your look for your wedding day. The dress may get the most attention, but your hair and makeup are equally important. When choosing the right bridal hairstyle for your big day, you should always talk to your stylist in advance, and be sure you let her know what type of veil, tiara or other headpiece you would like to wear. If you want an intricate style, your stylist may need to incorporate the head piece into her design.

Bride adjusting her hair in the mirrorAnd, I’m not kidding when I use the word, ‘design’ to describe what happens when you and your stylist plan your hairstyle for your wedding day. Okay, sure… you may be able to choose a ‘plain Jane’ wedding hairstyle and show up at the salon the day of the wedding to get your hair done. But, if you want something special, you want to choose an expert stylist who can design a unique bridal hairstyle just for you. And this is something that requires both talented hands and an artful eye.

Samantha Fancher, a stylist at Shear Designs (located at 710 W Fayette Ave in Effingham, IL) says one of the most important things to remember when choosing a hair stylist/makeup artist for your big day is not to “pick someone who is going to just sit you down, get you done in 30 minutes, take your money and kick you out the door.” For your wedding day, you want to choose an expert stylist and/or makeup artist who will take the time to make sure you end up with the exact look of your dreams for your big day.

A few quick tips from Samantha:

  • Pick a hairstylist who is going to take the time to do a practice run and make sure you are happy with your hair; nobody needs to be crying over their hair on their wedding day.
  • Make sure you choose a stylist that will listen to you and take into consideration your dress style, veil and other hair accessories, the type of wedding, wedding venue, etc.
  • Never wash your hair the day of the wedding, as it will be too clean and soft to hold a curl. Instead, wash your hair the night before, but be sure it is dry before you sleep on it. Read more »

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