Archive for the Bridal Category

BEA’s Bride Guide is Here!

Posted in Bridal on August 16, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

…kind of! The only thing I’m obsessed with more than fashion is weddings and wedding fashion.  I’ve decided to stop forcing my not-yet-fiancé to listen to anymore wedding talk so I’m letting it loose on the web. Please check it out and feel free to comment! I always love to learn about the latest trends in bridal attire, wedding etiquette, hot venues (please be advised I have a rustic barn obsession).

Check out BEA’s Bride Guide – still a work in progress 🙂


White Out?

Posted in Bridal on May 4, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

Spring through Fall is wedding season in my world. That means trains, planes, and automobiles.  It also one of the many reasons I have a separate closet for dresses.  Beach wedding? I have the perfect strapless ruffled number. Black tie? I have a youthful looking St. John inspired outfit that wows every time. It helps that I like weddings. I also like dresses.  This past weekend at a gorgeous beach wedding I was shocked to see half the guests wearing white. At first I thought perhaps I had missed a memo about a theme. No, it turns out most guests just took the casual laid-back atmosphere to mean the normal wedding rules no longer applied.  But should they have? As far as I’m concerned on your wedding day you should be the only one in a white dress, even if it is a strapy, flowy number finished off with starfish earrings and metallic flip flops.

On another note, please don’t wear miniskirts to weddings. EVER. Thanks!

Etsy Find: Holly Stadler

Posted in Bridal, Fashion with tags , , , on January 5, 2010 by BEA'sBrideGuide

I’m in love with my latest discovery – Holly Stadler!  Maybe it’s because it has been snowing since yesterday but her girly ruffles and and beading are exactly what I want right now.  Some of the pieces maybe bridal oriented but I’m pretty sure I can come up with some alternative uses for a ruffled white shrug.

My current favorites:

Holly Stadler Ivory Shrug: $145

Holly Stadler Coco Dress: $240

40 under $40: Day 11, Budget Goes Bridal

Posted in Bridal with tags , , on October 17, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide
Merona Dress - Target: $39.99

Merona Dress - Target: $39.99

I am the first to admit that I obsess over my wedding. I decided to give up figuring out what that means about me a long time ago.  Fortunately this is a budget goes bridal selection that I am not responsible for. A potential employer is a bridal magazine that recently launched and they featured these beautiful Target dresses in their first issue.  An actually engaged friend snapped the magazine up immediately and ordered our entire bridal party dresses, all for under $300. At $39.99 these will definitely be the least expensive element of your wedding day.

Budget Goes Bridal

Posted in Bridal with tags , , on October 2, 2009 by BEA'sBrideGuide

I love the show Say Yes To The Dress. I wish Randy could help me pick out my wedding dress when the time comes. But he won’t because you won’t find me asking to see dresses in my budget, anywhere in the ballpark of oh under $5,000. I love wedding dresses because I was born to wear ball gowns. If possible I’d wear a full length tulle confection every day of my life. But I can’t. I’ll get to wear my wedding dress one time so why spend more on it then you would ever dream of spending on any other piece of clothing in your closet? I’ll take my $5,000 and go on a much deserved honeymoon thank you very much.

Some great options that won’t break the bank:


Jcrew: $695

Jcrew: $695


David's Bridal Galina Signature: $800

David's Bridal Galina Signature: $800

David's Bridal Oleg Cassini: $1,050

David's Bridal Oleg Cassini: $1,050