Favorite Things: No-Shows Nipple Concealers

hollywood no-shows

This may be one of those “TMI” (too much information) moments, but I feel obligated to share. I often have a perky nipple issue, regardless of the weather. Yes, I’m smuggling raisins and yes, my high-beams are on. I happen to have B cups and am fortunate to be able to wear dresses sans bra, but the nipple issue makes things well, difficult.

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Giveaway: Win Tieks Ballet Flats

Every article and every review I’ve read about Tieks leather ballet flats makes me really want a pair. The Italian leather appears incredibly soft, the flexibility must create uber comfort, and the compactness of the shoes means they fold up easily in your handbag. Oh, and they come in a million different colors and patterns to match just about any outfit. I can think of numerous stiletto-heeled occasions where Tieks would have been a lifesaver. Until the day comes when I’m prepared to drop $200 for a pair of ballet flats, I’ll just have to cross my fingers and hope I win this giveaway.

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CONTEST: Win $1500 Towards a BHLDN Gown!

If you haven’t seen the gorgeousness of BHLDN, you are missing out. Everything they create is utterly magical and intensely romantic from their wedding gowns to the headpieces and veils. I seriously want everything (and I’m not even engaged!).

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What Every Bride Ought to Know About Having a Friend Officiate the Ceremony

Many of my clients ask me if I think it would be a good idea to have their brother/ dad/ best friend officiate the ceremony. Having a loved one perform the nuptials may make the ceremony feel much more personal and intimate, but can also be a bit awkward. Like anything, being a professional officiant is a skill. They have mastered the art of public speaking.

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Inspiration: The Over-the-Top Roaring 20’s Soiree

Every once in awhile the dream planning job comes up and allows me to use all my creative energy for one amazing event. This scenario happened recently when I was hired to plan an end-of-the-year party for a corporation. They gave me the theme (Roaring 20’s & Gatsby-inspired), the date, and a budget, and let me run with it. And boy, did I.¬†Below are the images from the event by the ever so talented, Brooke Merrill Photography.¬†Here is my recount of the fabulous soiree, act by act.

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Is Wedding Insurance Worth It?

The average wedding in the United States costs over $25,000. The majority of the cost will be in the non-refundable deposits which are applied to your balance. But what happens if the country club suddenly shuts down or your caterer fails to show up the day of the wedding?

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Real Wedding: Michelle & Troy

sunset kiss

Can you imagine planning a wedding for 90 guests, in less than 1 month and with a budget of $2,150? Michelle and Troy did it and in Santa Barbara no less. Find out what stressed Michelle most, how she got her wedding dress for less than a typical dinner out, and what the GROOM did as a DIY wedding project. Here is my interview with this bubbly bride.

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