One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the time that the bride spends getting ready at her home or in the hotel suite with her bridesmaids, Mom and friends. It is a fun time to bond and relax before the busy wedding day starts. Often times we will have hair and makeup artists come on-site to also make sure everyone looks gorgeous on the wedding day.
There’s a new tape hitting the United States, making it easier to decorate and seal than ever. It’s a Japanese product called Happytape-colored masking tape made of Japanese washi paper. I personally think whoever came up with the idea is genius. The tape is elegant and looks like ribbon but is really thin and easy to tear. The best part about it is that it comes in every color and pattern imaginable. Happytape works great on boxes, envelopes, bags, cards, basically anything you can think of. Wrap up your bridesmaids or groomsmen gifts with some fun tape that match your wedding colors.
I have been so excited about all the pictures from the evening events surrounding The Royal Wedding. The Duchess of Cambridge (also known to all of us as Kate) wore an elegant evening dress, once again designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The dress was satin with diamante detailing around the skirt. She wore a small white shrug in the pictures that were captured. It was a beautiful dress and Kate looked so elegant.The groom changed as well into a traditional tuxedo with a bow tie. Expect to see bow ties on the grooms and groomsmen as the whole wedding world and fashion world looks to what the Royal Wedding trends were.
Yesterday, Anthropologie unveiled it's new wedding line called BHLDN which will offer wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, jewelry, hair adornments and accessories. The new line has four "themes" of brides which are Nostalgic Romantic, Neo-Sophisticate, La Bohemienne, and Lady with a Twist and makes me think of classic brides like Jackie O, Audrey and Grace. This new line offers a very vintage bride an area to purchase unique and one of the kind items for her wedding without having to scour the different antique stores.
What better way to thank your bridal party and your Mom and mother-in-law "to be" than having them to your house for a Spa Party. I ran across a company, Sparty, at Biz Bash in Chicago yesterday and boy do they know how to do spas right. Their motto is Sip. Spa. Celebrate; and that they can help you do and in style. They are a company that specializes in at home spa parties so that you can relax in the comfort of your own home. They offer massages, manicures and pedicures, facials and threading. What a great concept for a bridal party get together or even a relaxing alternative to a bachelorette party. Sparty specializes in creating a spa atmosphere either in your home or a hotel room. And don't worry about the robes, they will bring them with! Don't have time to order food and beverage for your event? No worries, Sparty will take care of it for you. They can even provide music to help create your quiet and relaxing spa space.