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“Sometimes the simplest wedding moments are the greatest ones!”

14 Mar

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Photo courtesy of Claire Morgan

Wedding Dances – FlashMob Proposals

18 Nov

Last year, I started showing the different ways people culturally celebrate a wedding.  So, I decided to begin another series again about the many wedding dance routines and went to YouTube ® to review videos.

To my amazement, I find myself so taken back on the detail, choreographing at its BEST !  See how much fun it all can be!

Please take a moment to check two of my favorites below!  Hey!  You might get some ideas and see just how the planning ends up with a union of happiness!  I am going to pick one a week!

If you have seen it before, well see it again!  🙂

Enjoy!  You might need tissues!

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Letia 🙂

All videos taken from YouTube®

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars, lyrics.

Vera Wang on Weddings! A Wonderful App for the IPad!

26 Sep

If you have a iPad and are a bride to be or know someone who is getting married..there is a wonderful app which can help in the wedding planning!

Vera Wang on Weddings, is a free and fun app! Who wouldn’t want help from Vera! She gives you access to her brand, right at your fingertips!

Lets say, you need ideas. There is an Inspiration board feature where you can take photos and place them to make decisions, share your ideas and have them readily available at a whim!

To show you how easy it is, I created my own Inspiration board! Ay yi yi …if I was going to get married…..what would be my likes! I am just saying…if I had to plan one! 🙂

Here I placed photos of the church, bouquet styles and color swatches! The center pieces, stemware and the wedding cake! My engagement ring (I said my likes!) and my idea of a groom’s gift! My favorite Vera Wang wedding dress, my pooch Manolo and the style of my bridesmaid’s dresses! Music selections by my favorite artist Rashaan Patterson and table seating styles! All to be featured in Flare magazine! :).

It was fun, a whole hour past!

So whatever you decide, the Vera Wang on Weddings app can definitely help a bride out, it has so many features! And guys, if you download this to your IPad and show your fiancé, you will get major points! MAJOR!

Here is the link: http://www.verawang.com/EN/apps/

Have fun!

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Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design

Letia 🙂

It’s About The Gown! The Wedding Gown!

5 Aug

If you are a bride-to-be looking for a gown or a woman who is thinking about IT!  Hmmm! If I was a bride – what would be the wedding gown that I would wear?

Why am I thinking about a gown? 😉

Maybe it’s the two weddings that I have attended  in the last two weeks – which probably has me thinking about matrimony <violins are now playing in the background, while I’m typing this>!

However, like every woman who perhaps wants to be married or a mother who wants their daughter to be married …wonders!  Yes, you do wonder about the gown, thee one you would wear!

So you know, I already  have one picked out!  I have fallen in love…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with this Vera Wang GOWN!  It was delicately tucked in my TO DO folder.  I took it out tonight, to share!

Even if it was not a wedding gown, I would love it as an evening gown.   However, I am going to stick with the wedding cloud!   How about you, do you have a dream wedding gown?

The wedding gown is named, Holly.  A mermaid gown with piked and pin tucked drop-waist corset, with volumes of  layered organza petals with floating sprig embroidery!  Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

My Favorite!!!!

Vera Wang

John Hancock, illustrator.  Vera Wang, Bridal Collection  www.verawang.com

Letia 🙂

Scottish Weddings! What are Your Traditions?

23 Jan

Meagan (who just got engaged this past Saturday) sent me an e-mail wanting to know if the feet washing  part at a Stag party is actually a true step!   

I am currently gathering information on Scottish weddings for her!  So, I said let me find out!  YES!  I can ask  questions too!!   So I said to myself, let me ask my readers, what are other Scottish wedding traditions (for some may not be written; they’re just known) and do you have a specific destination? 

So far I’ve ‘ obtained information about The Hen’s Night and the Loving Cup!   Please write your replies in the comment section!!! 

AND thanks!!!!!

Letia 🙂

I Wasn’t Invited to the Wedding!!

21 Aug

 

Have you ever thought you would be invited to a wedding and wasn’t?   I am confident enough to know when I receive an invitation in the mail, that I have been extended an invitation! 

However, there are instances when you don’t receive an invitation, YOU think it is understood you are coming!  Right?   Well, this is not necessarily true!  Do we assume we are invited or mistakenly show up or get upset that no one has finally said “Hey you’re coming right?”

Debbie C. from Utah, CO sent me an e-mail, with this same dilemma, where she is very upset….

‘….each time I see her, she always picks my line and we talk;   I always ask how things are going.  I have given her places to go and even recommended a friend of mine to get some quotes.  I would think, when she comes to the store, she would have an invite, NOTHING……”‘

What do you think, how would you take it?  Is she right to expect to be invited? The reception? Better yet; have you ever thought you were invited to a wedding, party, etc. and come to find out you weren’t?  Upset? Or, you just understood?  Let me know your comments or any other advice to Debbie. 

Letia 🙂

What are They Talking About? Horse Hair for My Dress?

18 Aug

Received an e-mail from Debbie of Framingham, MA asking:  

“Someone told me to get horse hair for my dress, where do I get it and how do I use it; what are they talking about?”

Now there’s the hem found on many wedding gowns; which has been sewned with a horse hair braid. The braid is not actually made from horse hair, but is a just synthetic nylon or plastic braiding.  The horse hair braiding can be purchased in a variety of widths and is typically between 1″ or 2″.  

It is used to create a slightly stiff hemline, adding shape and movement to the skirt. Many wedding gowns use a horse hair braid hem to keep the long train of the gown in the proper shape and allows you to move more easily in the dress. 

Basically, allowing your train not to feel like your pulling another person!  You can go to any Sewing and Notions store; like a JoAnn’s and they should sell it by the yardage ($2-3 per yard).  Many couture gowns also have this; it’s essential – similar to boning in a dress to keep its form.

Now there’s a horsehair braid sash!   This sash can be used to change the dynamic of a wedding dress, cocktail dress or even add pizzazz to an old dress; making it just like new.  We have to be creative, you know!  

The picture shows  a 120′” sash that will create magic.  It’s by Vera Wang®  found at David’s Bridal.  Available in the colors of black and cream for $58.00     It’ has some stiffness to it, so we creating your look, it will stay in place!

See you thought that you would have to go to great extremes to get some horse hair!  NOT!  I hope this helps!   Good Luck!  😉

And Pssst…Vera Wang is designing Kim Kardashian’s wedding gown too!

 Letia 🙂

Picture from Vera Wang Collection at David Bridals ®

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