Saturday, December 19, 2009

How To: Do Dress Measurements

I found this video to be extremely helpful when taking my dress measurements for Westside Wedding. Check it out:

Would YOU Say Yes?

It’s no longer cool enough to propose on Twitter. That’s been done before. Several times. So Alex Marsh of Raleigh-Durham decided to take it up a notch.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dress Shopping Part 9: Bridal Elgance 2

Ever since NaBloPoMo ended I have not been able to find the time to blog or read blogs, luckily during my week hiatus my MOH/Cousin JT has been blogging & also taking videos & posting them on Westside Wedding. December has proven to be a very busy month, as I am sure it is for everyone but I will try my best to keep blogging this month! Ok, so I still have so much catching up to do in regards of how I finally decided on a dress... luckily it will only be 3 more posts!
We continue our story with Dress Shopping part 9. After realizing that I almost made a mistake and decided on a dress that was not everything I wanted, I spent a whole Sunday making a plan for deciding on a dress in one week. I wrote down style numbers, called bridal stores to make appts and had a deadline of the following Sunday. I decided that my first stop was going to be Bridal Elegance, the first place that I had gone to for dress shopping. Although it was not that big of a place it had a lot of affordable options under 1K. My bridesmans was a trooper and came with me...thank goodness he did because if it wasn't for him I would not have realized the solution to my problem with finding a dramatic mermaid dress. I tried on a few dresses but again my problem was that so many dresses mix fabrics or patterns, I tried on two Casablanca dresses and although I loved the shape they didn't scream out at me. The one thing I kept telling every bridal store I went to, which by now was over 12 who knows I have lost count... was that I wanted a dramatic mermaid shape and not one single person at these bridal store was able to provide me the answer I had been looking for, lucky for me I have my bff/bridesman looking out for me & when he saw the mermaid dress & heard my issue he asked the sales lady, isn't there something like a slip that she can put to give her more of a shape? um YES! cue in Etta James song At Last...

I put the mermaid crinoline on two of the dresses and BAM! there was the shape I wanted...too bad the dresses still were not the one, but hey I was another step closer!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Westside Wedding Does Downtown LA

Our first Westside Wedding video blog post! Thanks to WW + beau for the flip for my birthday! I was trying out the flipshare video editing software (hence the musical backdrop). In case you were wondering about the soundtrack it's super mashup super star "Milkman - Tribute to Ms. Lonely"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

NaBloPoMo is over

what what I did it! I can't believe I actually posted every day, it wasn't easy especially during the holidays, because some days I would almost forget to post. I wanted to congratulate everyone that participated in NaBloMo, I think they all made a great achievement whether or not they blogged for 10 days straight or 30 days because at least they tried & that is an accomplishment in itself.
Congrats to Chic n Cheap Living, Soon To Be Mrs. Beever, The Less Than Domestic Goddess, Cheap Wife, and Shooting for a $3,000 Wedding!  Also, I'm excited to read my MOH/cousin/co-blogger's post on her blog , she is participating in the December NaBloPoMo!  yay for MOH!