American Idol alum Pia Toscano tied the knot with her beau, Jimmy R. O. Smith, in New York City on January 7th. The bride and groom were originally introduced to each other through pop sensation Jennifer Lopez, as they both worked and performed with her during her Las Vegas residency. In a pre-wedding interview with Inside Weddings, Pia told us that her family was an integral part of the planning process, which she clearly meant – she included both her sister and her godmother as matrons of honor. Pia and Jimmy created a gorgeous motif inside the Gothic Revival synagogue in which they held their vows. Metallic elements graced tablescapes and extra décor accents with an otherwise vintage vibe. The newlyweds evidently have a strong sweet tooth, as the dessert display was absolutely brimming with delicious cupcakes, cookies, and more. Pia’s wedding dress was an original ensemble created by her close friend and ... Read More »
After experiencing the culmination of months of planning to create a magical day, many brides are left wondering, “Now what?” There are plenty of sources on wedding planning and tasks to do the day of, but there are still a number of responsibilities after it’s all over. Of course, there are also more fun or frivolous things to do that you may have been putting off until the wedding was over. Scheduling fun activities or experiencing what you couldn’t enjoy while planning your nuptials is also an effective way to stave off the post-wedding blues. While some of the tips listed below may feel like common sense to some brides, the frazzled feeling that comes after a big event means you can’t assume that you’ll remember anything. This checklist helps to serve as a guide to make sure you start your married life as smoothly as possible. Normal 0 false false ... Read More »
As a single person, bringing guests to a wedding can be a tricky process. As the couple, the decision to offer a “plus one” to your unattached attendees can be a difficult one, and as a friend or relative, how do you know if you can bring a date? We’ve broken down the common rules regarding this popular conundrum to ease your mind and help you stay organized. If You’re a Bride/Groom: - It is not required that you give the option to truly single guests. No matter what your third cousin might say, it is not uncouth to limit your guest list. If you feel disinclined to allow your unattached friends or relatives to bring a date, per financial or personal reasoning, simply address the invitation to the invited person only: friends and family should be aware that this means they cannot bring someone along. - People in relationships aren't getting "plus ones," they're ... Read More »
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