Bows are pretty, feminine, elegant, and timeless. In other words, they are the perfect accessory for a wedding ensemble. We've come up with a few stylish ideas on how you can add these lovely accents to your bridal look. Clockwise from left: "Babette" satin pump with bow accent and crystal-encrusted center ring, $225 BadgleyMischka.com; "Blakely" one-shoulder faille ball gown with draped bodice and asymmetrical bow, price available upon request Amsale.com; Bow earrings in platinum with round diamonds, $3,400 Tiffany.com; "Sainted Sister" blusher veil, $350 BHLDN.com. Opening photograph by Aaron Delesie Photographer Read More »
Inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton, who set up a charitable gift fund in lieu of registering for presents (and raised upwards of $1.7 million), we found four wedding-related philanthropies aimed at helping brides and grooms infuse a bit of social consciousness into their big days. It's becoming increasingly popular for altruistic couples to see their events as an opportunity to celebrate their love for one another, while also giving a little something back to the community. Take a look at a few organizations below for ideas on how to make your wedding day even more meaningful. "I Do" Foundation: Brides and grooms can set up their registry with select stores that will then donate up to 10% of each purchase to a charity of the couple's choosing. IDoFoundation.org. Flower Power Foundation: Collects wedding flowers, re-assembles them, and distributes them to the elderly, sick, and terminally ill in New ... Read More »
From cakes you "shoot" to gold you can eat, we've compiled some clever goodies that are the perfect way to ensure your shower stands apart from all the rest. Clockwise from left: Cake Shooters portable push-up cake pops (also available in vegan and gluten-free versions), $36/dozen Cakeshooters.com; Mini Monogrammed Brownie Favor Pops , $45/dozen by Beau-coup.com; Cowabunga Ice Cream comes in a variety of "designer" flavors (Editors Note: we highly recommend NY Cheesecake), $7.39/pint Cowabungaicecream.com; Cocktail featuring ORO FINO (edible gold) sprinkles, Recipe and edible gold leaf available at EasyLeafProducts.com. Opening photograph by Steve Steinhardt Read More »
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