Today on Marie
"Marie's" assistant director Heather gets the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend gets down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage.
Watch the groom-to-be pop the question>>
Thank you to Union Diamond for providing the engagement ring for our wedding show. Please visit them at www.uniondiamond.com/
Wedding Invitations with Marc Friedland
The envelope, please! Marc Friedland, a.k.a. stationer to the stars, has designed invitations for such notable celebs as Oprah and Tom Hanks. Marie has enlisted his creative services to collaborate with her daughter Rachael for all her wedding stationery. He presents the bride-to-be with color palette, fabric, and font options to set the mood and tone of her special day. Marc suggests to mail invitations 7-8 weeks in advance of your event.
To customize invitations for your next special occasion, check out Marc Friedland Couture Communications at www.marcfriedlandinc.com
Wedding Fashion Trends with Lawrence Zarian
Lawrence Zarian pinpoints the five hottest trends brides are wearing down the aisle. He's seeing a lot of Hollywood red carpet influence and shows you how to achieve the celebrity look on a budget with glamorous gowns from David's Bridal
. First off, illusion backs make a real statement as you make your grand exit after exchanging your vows. Second, dresses can be converted to a different look between the ceremony and reception by adding or removing a lace shrug. Also, illusion necklines and shorter hemlines are perfect for second-time brides. In Addition,"The Great Gatsby" is bringing back the style from the Roaring '20s. And lastly, peplum dresses are very figure flattering and trendy. Underneath your dress, have no shame wearing comfortable flats or sandals to dance the night away.
Watch Lawrence present the latest in bridal fashion>>
A special thank you to Simon G.
and Charmed Circle
for accessorizing the model brides in beautiful jewelry.
To get the Crocs™ seen on the show and other comfortable footwear, visit www.crocs.com
For more with Lawrence Zarian, go to www.lawrencezarian.com
Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations with Julie Albaugh
Julie Albaugh presents romantic and adventurous destinations as venues for your wedding and honeymoon. For couples who want to recreate the regality and affluence depicted in "Downton Abbey
," consider Lenox, MA or the lush gardens and estate at The Biltmore
in Asheville, NC. Spice up your romance on the tropical island of Grenada, which offers a flavorful setting suitable for any budget. Nashville, TN is garnering a lot of attention recently thanks to the popularity of the ABC hit "Nashville
." The Gaylord Opryland Resort
is a great venue to hold your wedding, host your guests, and honeymoon all in one place. Hocking Hills, OH is perfect for the outdoorsy lovebirds looking to elope for a great package deal under $1,000.
Take a look at all of the destinations that Julie's scouted>>
To read more of Wedding Market News editor Julie's insight on the wedding industry, visit weddingmarketnews.com and follow her on Twitter @weddingmarket
Bridal Shower Tips with Cheryl Najafi
For all those DIY maid-of-honors and bridesmaids, Cheryl Najafi has some projects for you! Keep the bride's style in mind, so your personalized creations can fit into the decor of her home long after the party. Right now, Cheryl is noticing that yellow and turquoise are trending, as well as grays and monochromatic color schemes with a pop of color. You can use kitchen towels as napkins and wrap them in a loop of paper for guests to write down a fun fact about the bride. Upcycle an assortment of soda and wine bottles as centerpieces. The entire group can even collaborate on one big gift, such as a bridal emergency kit stocked with all the essential toiletries.
Get more helpful bridal shower tips from Cheryl>>
Cheryl tells you how to mix together a Blueberry Moscow Mule Mocktail>>
Follow these steps to make Lemon Raspberry Trifles>>
Visit Cheryl Najafi, author of "You're So Invited," at cherylstyle.com