As the days continue to get shorter, there is a plus side: fewer opportunities for sun damage. Though winter has its own way of wreaking havoc on your skin, there is nothing quite like UV rays from the sun to speed up the aging process. Luckily, there are plenty of methods to help stop the damage that being out in the sun can cause. Dr. Paul Stainislaw, the founder of Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Avon, Connecticut, shared with us the most effective noninvasive treatments for brides-to-be, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride or groom, and anyone else who may want to repair sun-damaged skin. Photo by Parker J Pfister Chemical Peels Chemical peels offer one option for repairing skin ruined by summer rays. A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is used to smooth your skin’s texture through the removal of the damaged outer layers of the ... Read More »
There are many tedious tasks when it comes to wedding planning and writing thank-you notes might be one of the biggest ones. It’s not that you aren’t grateful for the gifts you receive, but it certainly takes a while to express those sentiments on paper! However, this is a situation where proper etiquette is truly important. Tensions can be high before and after the nuptials, and snubbing someone who gave you a generous present can genuinely have an adverse effect on your relationship with that person. Photo by Steve Steindhardt Follow the below “dos and don’ts” to make sure your thank-you notes are respectful to the gift-giver while not taking up more time than necessary. - Do be prompt. Obviously your honeymoon might affect your timing, but you should absolutely send your cards as soon as possible – definitely within three months of the wedding. For gifts sent before your ... Read More »
The holiday season is in full swing, and we're here to offer you expert tips for entertaining your loved ones and decorating your home during this magical time of year. When it comes to holiday decorating, there are two types of people: the group who has their tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving and those who wait until the last minute before a gathering to deck the halls. Whichever type you fall into, we've gathered tips from some of the nation's top floral and event designers on how you can bring gorgeous holiday décor into your home for a chic seasonal style to enjoy with your family and friends. Photo by Kent Drake Photography; Design by HMR Designs Take a look at expert advice for your holiday décor and entertaining from top wedding designers, below: “The best way to make your Christmas décor stand out is to choose a theme. ... Read More »
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