Archive for March 2011

listen up boys! a wedding event...for grooms-to-be! (and their ladies)

Surprise! For once, I am writing a guy-targeted post that doesn’t have to do with sports or pop culture–and this one will please the ladies too. For those of you planning weddings, treat your guy to an afternoon devoted to pampering him for a change.  Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors is offering a complementary afternoon event... Read more »

color blocking bridesmaid dresses

We seem to be on a Spring trend kick over here at Always a Bridesmaid, so today let’s talk color blocking–the runway look that combined orange and blue, yellow and purple, green and red–and make it a little less clash-y and a little more wedding friendly. Net-a-Porter, one of the all-time best “if I had... Read more »

on-trend envelope clutches for under $100

One of the cutest and most adaptable Spring 2011 trends is the envelope clutch. Not only are clutches a fantastic way to elevate a day look (although it’s pretty much impossible for me to stuff the contents of my carry-on sized regular bag into a purse that small), but they’re also an easy way to... Read more »

six delicious shower dishes that won't bore your guests

Spring is just around the corner (please, please, please), and with that comes bridal luncheons, brunches, and showers. While I love mini chicken salad sandwiches and walnut apple salads as much as the next guest, it’s always a fun surprise when an unexpected dish appears. If you’re planning a bride-to-be party, or are in charge... Read more »

flashback: wedding in mexico

In a desperate attempt to keep my spirits up until warmer weather finally gets here, let’s take a look back at one of the first weddings I attended while writing this blog, an event that happened a year ago to the day on Sunday. While the lucky couple is celebrating their first anniversary in Florida... Read more »

sick day

For those of you unlucky enough to follow me on Facebook, you already witnessed my over-sharing in the form of this photo, but this is what the next couple days are going to consist of for me due to a sinus infection I tried to pretend I didn’t have. Sinus infection: 1. Bridesmaid: 0. Back... Read more »

authentic and adorable DIY backyard wedding

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a real wedding here on Always a Bridesmaid, and this one is one of my faves. The bride and groom are adorable, from her handmade headpiece, cut-out shoes, and David’s Bridal dress down to his facial scruff and vest, and they planned a unique event that feels fresh,... Read more »

champagne lingerie on a beer budget

champagne lingerie on a beer budget
Let’s kick off the middle of the week with some classy yet super sexy lingerie that won’t break your budget. Fornight Lingerie believes that confidence comes in all sizes, offering a range that extends all the way from 30 to 38 A through E versus the standard range of 34-38 A-D. Not only that, but the line... Read more »

shopbop does bridal

Happy Tuesday, friends! In yet another fantastic, but not surprising, mesh of beloved fashion site meets bridal line, Shopbop has launched a wedding boutique, replete with everything from wedding and bridesmaid dresses to a sharply edited selection of lingerie, accessories, honeymoon wear, and even–genius!–gifts for the bride-to-be to give to her attendants. And since it’s... Read more »

custom DIY art for the home

Don’t be nervous, friends–I would never get us into a DIY hole we couldn’t get out of–let’s remember, this writer decided the week before hosting her family for Thanksgiving that she would score an armchair off of Craigslist and learn to reupholster in within four days, which ended with her sitting on said chair in... Read more »