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The meaning behind colored gemstone engagement rings

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

One of the big wedding trends of 2013 is for brides-to-be to off their personalities with colorful, non-traditional stones. Before you jump on the bandwagon, make sure you know what kind of message you’re broadcasting with your bling. Below, we explore the hidden meaning behind different gemstone colors. Black: prosperity, health, ...

Top 5 uses for old bridesmaid dresses

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

In sticking with the theme of bridesmaid dresses, here's a top 5 list of things you can do with those lovely taffeta numbers hanging in your closet:  1.  Of course the most altruistic gesture would be to donate your dresses.  There are a number of organizations and causes to choose from.  Groups like Glass Slipper, Fairy Godmother and Princess ...

Dress Shopping

Monday, June 18th, 2007

On Saturday I accompanied my newly engaged girl friend to a couple of bridal boutiques in San Francisco to try on wedding gowns. We quickly narrowed the shape down to strapless modified A-line because of her petite frame. But when faced with choices for fabric, colors, embellishments, neckline and bodice ...

Bridesmaids unite

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

BM night kicked off with hair and makeup while munching on cookies and crackers and watching soap operas. At my age (late 20’s) summer plans tend to revolve around weddings. Whether it is attending one, traveling to one or being in one, it seems like they come one after another. ...

A splash of color

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Times they are a changing. And nowhere do they change quite as often as they do here in the U.S. of A. In our melting pot society, we are able to share cultural experiences, exchange practices and borrow traditions from one another to our hearts' content. So why should we ...

A season for giving

Monday, December 19th, 2005

If you're like me, you feel like there's never enough time to do all the things you want to do. Between work, school, family and a personal life, sometimes it's hard, if not impossible to carve out time to do something truly good, and selfless, no matter how much you ...

Couture in San Francisco

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

One of my favorite things to do as the friend of a bride-to-be is go dress shopping. Not only do I get to look at the latest designs, but I get the honor of sharing that tremendous moment with my friend when she sees herself, for the first time, in ...