Glam House | Boudoir Friday

Oscar McAnally of Vanity Boudoir is responsible for these stunning boudoir images! If you haven’t yet decided on what to get your husband to be as a wedding present, we are pretty sure that the following pictures will convince you that a boudoir album may be the way to go! In addition to having an amazing gift for him, you will have an amazing day of pampering and photo shoot fun for yourself! We hope the following images inspire you to step out of your comfort zone a little bit and do something extra sexy!

 

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What does the four C’s really mean?

Getting Down on One Knee and Making That Special Proposal Requires a Special Piece of Jewelry

Most of you only make that special marriage proposal once in a lifetime. To make it more special means you have to find the most beautiful and individual engagement ring. But it’s not only marriage proposals that call for a treasured piece of jewelry. Other occasions such as renewing marriage vows, anniversaries and birthdays can be made all the more special by giving solitaire diamond rings, for example.

It’s Time to learn about the 4 C’s – cut, clarity, carat and color

When you’re in the market for a diamond ring to mark a special occasion or to show a loved one just exactly how much they mean to you the 4 C’s should form the basis of your decision.

Cut – this refers to the shape and position of a diamonds facets. The beauty and brilliance of any diamond is enhanced by the quality of the cut. There are many different names given to each style of cut including asscher cut diamond and pear shaped diamond.

Clarity – this is a measure of a diamonds flawlessness and has a direct influence on its value. A diamonds clarity is rated according to the industry standard scale.

Carat – this refers to the weight of the diamond. One carat weighs 0.007 of an ounce (0.20 of a gram).

Color – the majority of diamonds have no color but fancy colored diamonds are available in shades of pink, blue and yellow.

Now you’re armed with some of the vital qualities to look for when choosing loose diamonds or solitaire diamond engagement rings, you need to check out some of the companies that sell diamonds online. Don’t be fooled into thinking you won’t get good service as they’ll have an engaging customer service team who can offer guidance with complete transparency, cutting out the middle man so you can take full advantage of their best prices.

6 CRITICAL STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE IF YOU PLAN TO CHANGE YOUR NAME

The wedding is approaching, or just behind you.  Before you go writing checks you can’t cash, or booking that honeymoon in the married name, here are 6 important steps you need to take to save time, money, and convenience down the road.

  1. Banking – Before checks are made out in a brides newly married name, brides should file for their new social security card and bring it along with their new license/ID in their name and their certified marriage certificate to change their name on their bank account(s) or open a joint account with their spouse in their new name.
  2. Credit Reports – Many brides are curious about what happens to their credit when they change their names. You DO NOT need to notify the 3 main credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax and Experion) when you change your name.  When you update your name with creditors (bank, credit cards, etc…) the bureaus will add the new name to your account, but they will also keep your maiden name on file too. This ensures that your established credit remains with you even as your name changes.
  3. IRAs - Couples need to add each other to the IRAs as beneficiaries and make sure to use the name(s) taken post marriage.
  4. Taxes - A woman’s name must be changed legally before it can be listed as a new name on her taxes. She must file for her name change with Social Security, using the SS-5 form. If a couple is married prior to December 31st, they can file jointly on their taxes. File the IRS 8822 form to ensure that they are aware of the new name. Note: if the IRS is not informed of the bride’s name change prior to tax season, but she has been paid in her married name, they will hold her returns until they can verify her legal name.  If the bride is paid in her married name, but has not legally changed it with the Social Security/IRS, there can be major snags in tax returns as well as social security benefits/payouts.
  5. Honeymoon Flights – If the bride or spouse books flights for the honeymoon in the married name, but the driver’s license and/or passport has not been updated, most airlines will require the ticket to be repurchased in the maiden name without a refund. Take the time to get your name changed properly.
  6. Change Your Name Properly - You could wait in line for hours and file mountains of paperwork, and there is also a lot of misleading information out there about how to change your name when you get married. MissNowMrs.com, the first and leading name change site for brides-to-be, cuts down more than 13 hours of paperwork and costs only $29.95. And, if you know a bride-to-be you can pick up a MissNowMrs.com card at your local Rite Aid store.  It’s the perfect budget and time-saving wedding gift — every time she writes her name she’ll remember you!

Little Red Riding Hood Falls In Love…

My Surprise Proposal Video | I am engaged!

It was a complete surprise to me when my boyfriend of a year, proposed to me in the middle of a Perfect Wedding Guide show that we were both working.  Below is the video from the very talented Jeffrey Stoner Video of how it all went down.  Honestly, I just wish someone would of told me to at least brush my hair…just sayin.

 

Purple Canada Wedding LOVE

Sunlit kisses and deep purple details make this wedding stand out in the crowd. Not only is the inside of the Museum of Nature breathtaking, the surrounding grounds make our heart skip a beat as well. The details that Barbara Ann Studios captured during this wedding are stunning but it’s the tender moments between the bride and her groom that really made us do a double (and triple) take!

 

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Site Visit | Casa Monica Hotel Saint Augustine Florida

Had the pleasure of staying at the Casa Monica Hotel last week and it was really beautiful. We stayed for a few nights and had a visit with Noel Day, who is the Catering Sales Manager for the Hotel. Below are some on my personal pics as well as ideas and pricing.  

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I thought this was really cool.  Housekeeping left us a handwritten note under the door on our last night.
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Here is the info on the Ballrooms: Casa Monica Hotel

This is their outdoor space for ceremony and receptions I love the black chandeliers. Kessler-CasaMonica-Event-SultansPavillion-Lunch_TRB5543

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They also are running this really cool special that if you book a wedding before December of this year you get a free honeymoon at any of their 10 locations nationwide. They call it “Honeymoon on Us”.

All in all, I like the venue and the staff is very friendly and helpful. If I had to say anything negative I would say the valet parking is pretty expensive so I would be concerned about that extra cost during my event.  The food was amazing. We ate at the restaurant and had room service. The customer service of the staff was top notch.

*We will be doing many site visits for our brides and readers and will always give an impartial view and these are not paid for sponsored ads in any way.

Unique Bridal Style: Tattoos and Two Toned Hair

What’s not to love about a bride who lets her personal style shine through on her wedding day? The very talented Alexandra Wallace photographed these lovely bridal portraits that we just can’t get enough of. Not only does this beautiful bride have tattoos, unique flowers, and a dress made for a goddess, she also has gorgeous red hair with pink peeking out of the bottom of her updo. Your wedding day is your special day to celebrate you and your significant other so be sure to let the real you shine though!

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Boudoir Friday with Jennifer Williams Boudoir

It’s the return of Boudoir Friday! If you are looking for boudoir inspiration, look no further than the talented Jennifer Williams! A boudoir session is a perfect way to get pampered and have fun before your big day. It also provides the perfect wedding day present for your husband to be!

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Amazing Wedding Shoes Under $50

For some brides, shoes that Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of are the only shoes that will be considered for a wedding day. Other brides choose to push the Christian Louboutin’s aside to go for a more affordable shoe. If you want shoes that won’t break the bank but will still make Carrie and the gang proud, look no further than our favorite wedding day shoes under $50.

 

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We love this white patent peep toe heel by Aldo.

 

 

Fourever Funky Pink Or Black Glitter Wedding Platform Bridal Pump


These shoes were definitely made for the bride who loves a whole lot of pink and GLAM!

 

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You’ll look stunning in this lovely satin pumps by Liliana!
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Shine on in these gorgeous peep toes!

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Fashionista brides can rock these one of a kind heels.

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This popular style is a steal at only $36.99!

bridal flats

These lace flats are perfect for a beautiful and unique look. H&M for the win!

Happy Shopping!

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