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Friday Funny: The Knot + Randy Fenoli = Harlem Shake

Let's face it, a wedding's ALWAYS the perfect reason to celebrate, laugh and dance!
Check out a typical day at The Knot offices, with Randy Fenoli:

Translating Personal Style into Bridal Style - Part IV

Part 4 of my series on how to translate your personal style into your wedding design and look is here!  We've already explored the Glam Tomboy, Business Beautyand Bradshaw BelleToday we continue with the DIAMOND DIVA:

The Diamond Diva is high-maintenance.  Some would consider her flashy and flamboyant, but it's mostly due to her ability to command agreatdealofattention.  She seeks out only the very best and tends to follow celebrity trends.  Still, she likes to be exclusive and one-of-a-kind stays top of mind.  WOW factor is her middle name.  She makes no apologies for innate expensive taste.
If you're a Diamond Diva, consider these inspirations for your wedding: (photos courtesy of One and Only Paris Photography, Wedding Inspirasi andKaren Tran Floral Design)
Sometimes, it's all about location ... therefore, Destination Paris!  After all, what's better than the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop?  Secure a venue that holds lots of history and refrain from modifying it …

Translating Personal Style into Bridal Style - Part III

In parts 1 and 2 of my series on how to translate your personal style into your wedding design and look, we focused on the Glam Tomboyand the Business BeautyToday, part 3 continues with the BRADSHAW BELLE (affectionately named after the Sex & The City character "Carrie Bradshaw"):

The Bradshaw Belle is stylish, creative, spontaneous and emotional.  Her closet's full of pieces that epitomize her personality.  She loves color, bold patterns and layering, which in most cases leads her to pairing unique combinations together.  There are times when she'd rather be simple, but there always has to be a twist.  She's a risk-taker above all else.
If you're a Bradshaw Belle, consider these inspirations for your wedding:
(photos courtesy of Lisa Devlin Photography, Kristen Taylor Photography andKaren Tran Floral Design)
Infuse a Bohemian-chic vibe into your attire, it's trendy yet nostalgic at the same time.  Knowing you'd never consider skimping on shoe…

{Brides}Maid Alert: Spring's Coming!

Sure, mounds of snow still cover sidewalks throughout the Northeast, but Spring will be here before you know it.  Two of my favorite retailers have just announced their newest bridal collections, BHLDN and J. Crew.  But what I'm most excited about is what's in store for bridesmaids!

Seems this year's calling for shorter lengths as well as more focus on muted colors. Here are a few of my favorites.  Be sure to pick out yours.

P.S.  Brides, you should also consider one of these beauties for yourself (i.e. Bridal Shower, Bridesmaid Tea or even Rehearsal Dinner)

BHLDN Spring Bridal
J. Crew Spring Bridal - - - - - - - - - - - by Rashana Anderson Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY LLC

Translating Personal Style into Bridal Style - Part II

Last week, we discussed the world of the energetic, boisterous, spitfire Glam TomboyToday, part 2 of my series on how to translate your personal style into your wedding design and look continues with the BUSINESS BEAUTY:
The Business Beauty is refined, cultured, loyal to a specific aesthetic and exudes swank.  Designer handbags, understated yet exquisite jewelry and blazers are staples in her wardrobe.  Yet, she also enjoys inserting menswear influences here and there.  It's never a problem for her to take an in-the-office look and turn it into high fashion.  For her it's always quality over quantity, but she still loves to make a statement.
If you're a Business Beauty, consider these inspirations for your wedding:
(photos courtesy of KT Merry Photography andNadia D. Photography)
Tradition is preferred in this case, but a little twist here and there is still acceptable.  Push stark white aside and lead with creamy ivory or perhaps even beige, over black.  Infuse elegan…