Dress of the Week – Last week of September!

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This beautiful Mori Lee vintage inspired dress was sent to me by another loyal follower of the Proper Planner; Thank you Traci Pécot!  It is all about the lace with this form-fitting dress, but what I really like is the cap sleeve.  We all know the Catholic church is passionate about brides having their shoulders covered, although some are easing up on this rule more than others.  This dress is a perfect option to achieve that!  It is so hard to find a dress that is not strapless or too revealing – I think this is a beautiful example for a bride not wanting to sacrifice youth and beauty when trying to stick to the guidelines!


Dress of the week – 3rd week of September




I am so happy to present this Dress of The Week sent to me by a loyal follower of the Proper Planner, and you can see, by this Galia Lahav Haute Couture dress, that she knows what this blog is all about!  It is stunning and I know that we are all obsessed with the open back!!  While I am not extremely happy to report that this dress obviously targets a very specific body type (tall, thin and pretty much unattainable) I could not help myself.  It was too beautiful not to share and I know some of our followers can wear this dress beautifully, as we all wish we could!!




Dress of the week – 2nd week of September




This week’s “Dress of the Week” was sent to me by one of my past brides who fell in love with the lace detailing; and I think we can all see why!  This Naeem Khan dress is stunning and features something more interesting than the typical lace appliqué we see on most other dresses.  I definitely would not worry about over-accessorizing.  Throw on a nice pair of earrings and maybe a bracelet, but do not even try to compete with the beauty of this dress; Please!!




Looking for Mardi Gras Masks for your wedding or event?

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I always have brides asking about Mardi Gras masks for their receptions, rehearsal dinners or as gifts to include in their Welcome Bags.  This weekend, I found “Mardi Gras Masquerade” in the Outlet Mall at the Riverwalk.  They have any size or color Mardi Gras mask you can imagine!  The pricing is going to be a bit more expensive than something you might find online in bulk because these are not flimsy, paper masks.  You can see that these are the more detailed, more durable masks and the prices reflect that ranging from about $10 – $15 a piece for the smaller masks shown.  They had another wall of larger, even more detailed masks, but those are $25 and over; those are not what I typically see for wedding favors.                                                                                                           There is certainly nothing wrong with utilizing the standard, paper masks, but if you are looking for something a bit more lasting for your guests, here’s a one-stop shop that I am sure will have any mask to accommodate your event!

Dress of the week – First week of September!

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This precious Heidi Elnora dress is my pick for “Dress of the Week.”  Of course, I’m in love with the pockets, but more than that, I think the simplicity kept bringing me back to this dress.  I think the fit is flattering and I think the shear back gives this dress a little something without being too distracting.  I have a feeling I will be picking many more dresses from Heidi Elnora’s collection, especially since she loves pockets so much!!!