DMV Bridal Event: DCC WC 2nd Annual Luxury Bridal Show

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DC Metro Area brides, make sure that you put the DCCWC's 2nd Annual Luxury Bridal Show on your calendars. This amazing event will take place on February 6, 2010 at the Stephen Decatur House Museum, 1610 H Street, NW Washington, DC, from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $25.00.

This will be one of the bridal events of the season and you will not want to miss it. View Couture Gown Collections by The Cotton Bride & Punk Rock Bride. You can win The Cotton Bride dress from cover of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine!

There will be featured Live Bloggers including:

  • Devon Pierce & Danielle Freedman, District Weddings

  • Emily Newman, Once Wed

  • Amy Jean Chung, Weddzilla & The Relentless Bride

  • Nole Garey, Oh So Beautiful Paper


Meet Julianne Smith of Julianne Smith Garters

For more information - go to the DC Couture Wedding Consortium's website



As a hopeless romantic, I totally love this story and it is just in time for Valentine’s season. Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store™, gave a lucky couple an unforgettable experience tonight: a one-of-a-kind surprise marriage proposal on the red carpet at the Hollywood movie premiere of the Touchstone Pictures’ "When in Rome."

The groom-to-be is Chad Williams, 25, a U.S. Navy SEAL from Huntington Beach, CA. Chad proposed to his girlfriend of seven years, Aubrey O’Boyle, 23, in front of the assembled national and international media at the premiere of Disney’s new date-night movie.

Stunned but overjoyed, Aubrey answered “yes” – and is currently wearing a one-carat, round brilliant cut Scott Kay diamond engagement ring Chad bought for her at Robbins Brothers’ Mission Viejo store. The retailer will be giving Chad and Aubrey a gift certificate towards wedding bands in celebration of their upcoming wedding day.

Coincidentally, Chad and Aubrey first met at Disneyland – standing in line for Space Mountain. The couple has built a lasting relationship despite Chad’s various deployments around the globe. Now that his contracted time with the military is coming to a close, Chad wanted to take the next step with Aubrey. He went to his local Robbins Brothers store location to shop for a diamond engagement ring, and the rest is Hollywood history.

Enter the Robbins Brothers' "Romantic Wishes - When in Rome" Sweepstakes

Just like the movie "When in Rome," Robbins Brothers’ "Romantic Wishes – When in Rome”" Sweepstakes allows romantic hopefuls to dream big and wish for the impossible.
The destination engagement ring retailer asks people to share their "ultimate romantic wish" for a chance to win fairytale prizes including a trip for two to Rome, Italy, an Amsale designer wedding dress, and a private screening of the film.

Known for helping committed couples fulfill their engagement and wedding dreams, Robbins Brothers invites every romantic to share their own fanciful wishes at www.robbinsbrothers.com or www.Facebook.com/RobbinsBrothers. No purchase is necessary and one must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

The sweepstakes is currently running and ends Feb. 14

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Starfish Love: Plasticland

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If you are having a beach-themed wedding, this adorable starfish hair clip would be the perfect hair accessory. Get it at Plasticland.

Valentine's Day Giveaway @ Karen Sugarman Designs

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Enter to win these lovely earrings at one of my favorite jewelry designers, Karen Sugarman. Get all of the details here.

PROMO: N-Fini Shapewear

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We all could use a little support to make our look flawless. N-fini shapewear is here to help. From the thigh, buttocks and waist to the torso, chest and upper arm, N-fini™ has a shapewear solution for every problem area of the body, providing for the utmost lift, shape, support and comfort for its wearer. The line offers ultra-flattering styles, ranging from strapless, tank, scoop neck, and cami styles to shaper bras, bustiers, torso trimmers and long-sleeve tops.

For the lower half of the body, thigh shorts, capris and leggings come available in both regular and hi-waisted styles. Innovative features such as Non-Invasive Micro-Fiber Elastic Trim, Diamond Support Panels, Anti-Curl Comfort Hem with Serpentine Gel, Breathable Upper-Arm Plush Adjustable Straps, Vented Upper-Arm Trim Shapers, 4-Way Stretch Comfort Gussets and more can be found throughout the collection. Made with LYCRA® freshFX® fabric for dry, comfortable shaping, each style comes available in S/M, M/L and L/2XL to fit every body type, in white, black and nude to be worn unnoticed under any garment.

You can get n-Fini here.





Designer Garb For the Little One: Moschino Junior

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I adore this beautiful and unique dress from Moschino's Junior line. It would definitely be a modern and up-to-date take on a flower girl dress. Poo poo on all those ruffles. Get it at Yoox.

Wedding Bootcamp @ The Wedding Salon NYC

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NYC-area brides, it's time for bootcamp! The fabulous Wedding Salon in NYC is having their Wedding Bootcamp tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be amazing treats for you bridal lovelies including Crumbs Cupcakes and complimentary ballroom dance lessons courtesy of NY Wedding dance! Get thee to the dance floor. You can get complimentary tickets on The Bridal Wishlist. Simply enter the discount code, BWNYC, when ordering your tickets. For tickets, visit the Wedding Salon.

Teardrops in a Good Way @ Viv and Ingrid

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These are so cute. I love these teardrop earrings at Viv and Ingrid. Viv and Ingrid are fabulous for finding bridal jewelry for you or your maids.

Postcards of Love: Cut The Cake Designs

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I love this very unique idea from Cut the Cake Designs. Instead of a guestbook, let your guests send you lovely wishes on postcards. It's the Postcard Guest Book. Have your guest fill out these cards at your wedding. By the time you get home from your honeymoon, you and your hubby (or wife) can read all of the lovely wishes.

The set includes 100 post cards printed on 110 lb white cardstock. Cards can be changed to match your wedding colors. You can get your set on their web site.

Your Rosy Outlook: Rosette Sashes @ Percy Handmade

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Want an easy way to dress up your plain white gown, add a rosette sash. These are absolutely drop dead gorgeous. These beautiful sashes are the handywork of the Aussie shop, Percy Handmade. You know that you want one.








LA Brides, the Wedding Salon invites you to Wedding Bootcamp on Monday, January 25, 2010, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Hansen's Cakes, 1072 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

UPDATE: LA-area Brides, I have five (5) tickets up for grabs. If you want one, comment on this post.



Where There Is Love: onelove photography

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I always love to post about wedding photography. I really love it when I learn about an amazing photography studio. You know the one that makes you feel like you have knowm the couple forever and clearly see their love. OneLove Photography is one of those studios. Don't you love these photographs? I know that I do. You will love this even more. Until January 30th (at midnight), you can enter to win an engagement photo session. Here's the information and be sure to read the rules. Good Luck.






PROMO: Spa Week and the National Wellness Giveaway

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To kick off a bright 2010 of health, balance and longevity, 28 spas in 28 cities have whipped up their most decadent day-at-the-spa packages, and in partnership, Spa Week is giving them away to 28 lucky winners across North America.

Most spa-goers say the #1 reason they go to the spa is for relaxation; the National Wellness Giveaway campaign seeks to remind everyone of the extensive wellness benefits of the spa-- from daily energy and heart health to long-term cancer prevention.

As always, the goal of Spa Week is to introduce a new generation of consumers to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by opening up the spa industry to the masses. Spa Week has spent the last 6 years turning “wellness” from a mere buzzword into a healthy reality, and now we seek to spread the message farther and wider than ever.

See the full list of participating cities, spas, treatments and all the giveaway details here.

Anniversary Contest @ The Capitol Fashionista

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The Capitol Fashionista is turning One. So to celebrate we are giving away stuff. We love giving stuff away.

WHAT CAN YOU WIN


HOW CAN YOU WIN THESE FAB PRIZES?

It is so simple, all you have to do is go to The Capitol Fashionista and to click on the "Follow" button under Fashionistas in the Know. That's it. A winner will be randomly chosen at noon on Friday, January 15. Good luck to you.


I am a lingerie freak. It is almost as bad as my shoe addiction. I love how a frilly bra and panty can make you feel so girly. It is your little secret but when you look at yourself, you can't help but smile. When you think about fashion, you have to think about lingerie. Enter Tashi. Tashi Lingerie and Loungewear offers lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear and accessories from lingerie staples Eberjey, Huit and OnGossamer to labels-on-the-rise including Clo Fortuna, Eco Dream and Luva Huva. So if you want to add something sexy to your lingerie drawer, head on over to Tashi to see their delightful choices. As a special bonus to Bridal Wishlist Readers, please enjoy 10% off total on purchases placed now through 2/14/10, using code SRM33259 – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

DMV Brides: Chevy Chase Bridal Launches

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Nick Kassman announces the opening of Chevy Chase Bridal in Mazza Gallerie, in the Friendship Heights section of Northwest Washington, D.C. Chevy Chase Bridal is an upscale, full-service bridal salon featuring designer bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, eveningwear and accessories in a range of price points.

Chevy Chase Bridal features gowns from renowed designers including Anne Barge, Antonio Riva, Badgley Mischka, Justin Alexander, Romona Keveza, Simone Carvalli and Stephen Yearick, and Mark & James, the new bridge line by Badgley Mischka. Chevy Chase Bridal also includes bridesmaid selections by Badgley Mischka, and Siri, plus an edited collection of designer mother of the bride and eveningwear.

Chevy Chase Bridal will be open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday 10-6, Thursday 10-8, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5. Appointments are recommended for fittings, and can be reserved by calling 202.363.9301.

Here's their Trunk Show Roster to date:

February 26 – 28: Justin Alexander

March 26 – 28: Simone Carvalli

April 23 – 25: Romona Keveza

May 14 – 16: Badgley Mischka and Mark & James

August 13 – 15: Justin Alexander

September 10 – 12: Romona Keveza

Something New for your Maids: BCBG Max Azria

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Bridal lovelies, your bridesmaid dress options just got a tiny bit larger. BCBC Max Azria just released their new line of bridesmaids dresses and I am lovin' this line. The prices are not too bad and these are definitely dresses that can be worn again. So that is always a plus for your girls. See their entire collection on their web site.









In you are in the NY/NJ area, you now have a new venue option for your wedding. The Pier at Caesars is opening One Atlantic. From the preliminary pictures, the views at this place are phenomenal. Learn more about it on their web site.

Capturing Special Moments on Film: Stereo Waltz Films

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"East 6" The engagement of Ashley and Chris from One Small Instrument Pictures on Vimeo.



I totally love this engagement video shot by Andrew @ Stereo Waltz Films. Read their lovely engagement story over on the BridePop blog.

PROMO: Beau-coup is Having a Sale

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Beau-coup is having its first sale of 2010 starting today. The sale only lasts 4 days and ends on 1/14 at midnight.

Announcing the Day: Ajalon Printing & Design

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I so love letterpress. I know it is expensive but I totally think that it is worth it. So feast your eyes on these gorgeous invitations by Ajalon Printing & Design. Your invitation is more than just paper. It really says a lot about you and your future husband not to mention it gives folks an idea about what kind of festivities you have in store. Go ahead and splurge.









This is going to be one of the bridal events of the year. Washingtonian Magazine is hosting the Bride and Groom - Unveiled event on Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. Get your tickets here.

Beautiful Adornment: Lee Angel

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These gorgeous earrings have just the right amount of bling. Lee Angel's Liliana Crystal Drop earrings are available at Cusp for $130.00.

Precious Little Gum Drop: I Do Take You

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This gum drop tree ring bearer pillow is beyond adorable. This is just one of many cutesy designs available at I Do Take You.

What Lies Beneath: Patricia Fieldwalker @ Nancy Meyer

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That time will come when you and your new hubby (if you are not totally exhausted) will dash off to the wedding night suite. Here's a little something to start the night off right. Patricia Fieldwalker's Black Magic lingerie set is perfect for wedding night magic. Get your set at Nancy Meyer.

The Beauty of Eco-Friendly @ Eco Citizen

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When I first saw this dress, I wondered if there were some brides out there who would be bold enough to go against the grain and wear this as their wedding dress. It is simply gorgeous and it is eco-friendly. If you wouldn't wear it for your wedding, it would make an amazing reception dress. Get this Leila Hafzi dress at Eco Citizen.

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