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Now that the planning is about to be or already is in full swing, a cluster of wedding shows pop up! Yay!..or is it? Is it important to go to wedding shows when planning your big day? We spoke to Co-Founders Beri Gebrehiwot and Karen Okonkwo of Her Big Day Wedding Show about the pros and cons of wedding shows for a bride-to-be.   Tell us a little about yourselves, how did you get started in the wedding industry? Hello! Our names are Beri Gebrehiwot & Karen Okonkwo and we are co-founders and...

Hey guys! Guess what?! We are in prom and graduation season! That's right! We know some girls don't want to pay someone to do their hair and makeup, or maybe you jsut really want to do your own because lets face it, 17 yr olds makeup and hair game is waaayyy stronger than what ours was *sigh*. We put together the top finds on diy hair for your prom for all styles and lengths! Girl we got you covered! 1.Whimsical Updo This one is super easy (Tried and true one for me),...

CONGRATULATIONS! To all our new brides-to-be! We are so excited for the new year! The holidays are the time for saying yes, so now its time to start planning! We have communed with the Pinterest gods and put together some inspo themes that are trending for 2017! Don't forget to pin your fave theme! Moody We are so in love with the moody weddings that are trending! They have this beautiful romance about them that oozes passion and love! Weddings don't have to be all about bright colors and rainbows and butterflies all...

Brides to be hear about trunk shows, but what are they? Are they important? Should you go? We put together some info for you ladies to put your busy minds at ease! What is a Trunk show? Trunk shows are events by bridal designers to show off new lines. Many stores only carry a few dresses from each designer, so this is a good chance for brides to be to try on dresses in store that they wouldn’t usually get a chance to. Should a bride-to-be attend them? If you find yourself liking quite...

So you had your big day! YAY! congrats! Buuutttt, your dress got a little dirty on your big day taking photos in the stunning vineyard, or finding a spot of wine on your dress! Don't worry we teamed up with the amazing Wedding Gown Preservation Co! They are celebrating 100 years in business this year and are super proud of the amazing work they do to restore and preserve your dress. We have something special for you all at the end of this post!! So why would you want to preserve your...

Written by guest blogger, Jonna at Natural Rejuvenation MedSpa in Bellevue WA See a specialist! A licensed Esthetician can be your best friend when it comes to keeping your skin glowing through the winter months. The changing weather can dry out your skin but we know what you need to keep your skin hydrated and healthy as well as procedures to ensure your skin is polished.   Consider switching up your routine. Although you have a lovely spring and summer moisturizer, you may need a richer crème to help protect your skin through the winter....

So now that we have full bellies from our thanksgivings feasts and are recovering ever so happily. We can turn our attentions to, no not Christmas, but Fall weddings!! Here are some of the most popular fall wedding trends for the 2016 Bridal season. Fall is such a beautiful time here in Washington. The season change is so defined and stunning, with its beautiful trees turning a brilliant orange. Fall weddings are so gorgeous so we thought we would share some stunning weddings and ideas. something old, something new, something borrowed, something...

You said yes!!!! Congratulations!!! Ok so now that you've flashed everyone (even the cashier) your shiny new rock, its time to start figuring out what your going to wear! I know most of us ladies have a dream dress we have always wanted, seen a killer gown on Instagram, found the most amazing designer gown on Pinterest...