A Honeymoonster is the new post-Bridezilla nightmare — a newlywed who relentlessly edits and manages the legacy of their wedding day even after it’s over. A term coined by The Cut, “Honeymoonster” gives us a word to describe those who endlessly rehash their weddings on Facebook, and control the story of their big day by placing constraints and rules around what can be published on their guests’ social networks.
It’s over, girl. Time to move on.
After planning your big day for so long, it can be hard to let go of the impulse to organize, manage, and control every last detail. Plenty of brides (and grooms!) go through post-wedding blues; an existential crisis prompted by the absence of the stress, excitement, and attention that fill the days leading up to a wedding. But once that party is over, your guests are no longer “yours” to entertain. It’s time to let go, move on, and allow people to enjoy their memories of your wedding however they see fit. Even if it means being tagged in that pic where your husband is smushing cake in your hair.
Do you know a Honeymoonster, or are you – gasp! — one of them? Let it go, lady. Find a new project, do some charity work, sell your wedding dress. A Tradesy woman embraces change and knows that letting go of one thing makes room for another. What will be your next great thing?
Celebrity Weddings are always so much hype and with all of this focus on Jennifer Aniston since her divorce from Brad Pitt in 2005, people were wondering if she was ever going to get remarried. Well everyone, the day has FINALLY come and she is happily engaged to her boyfriend Justin Theroux. Let the wedding planning begin! We found this article with some of the best wedding moments over the years with the cast of everyone’s favorite sitcom, Friend’s! See the rest of the article HERE.
So what do you think Jennifer Aniston should wear on her big day? We love hearing from you Recycled Brides! XOXO
Welcome to Tradesy Weddings Wedding Porn Wednesday! I’m super excited to introduce this new feature, which will bring you tantalizing, luscious, drool-worthy wedding images taken by some of the most talented wedding photogs in the world, right here every Wednesday.
“What’s wedding porn,” you ask? Wedding porn is photography that captures, in explicit, lingering detail, all of the spectacular visual beauty of a wedding. It’s not baum-chikka-wow-wow porn, though it’s been known to get certain brides-to-be all hot and bothered. Good wedding porn inspires, stimulates desire, quickens the heartbeat, and leaves you wanting more. Kind of like regular porn, but you can look at it at work, and even more like food porn, but not as fattening. (What?? You’ve never seen food porn? Oh my. Go to Food Porn Daily. I’ll wait here.)
Want to submit your photos for publication on Wedding Porn Wednesdays? Here’s how.
And now, without further ado, our first featured wedding, photographed by the super-talented Pat Furey, and first posted on The Wedding Chicks (with thanks to the gracious gals at Wedding Chicks for their republishing blessings).
Erin and Mark’s Glamtastic Atlantic City Wedding Adventure
They got married at the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. It’s all velvet walls and Persian rugs and faux-17th century sculptures. Watch Erin and Mark make it modern and cool.
Love her style. Love.
Erin made her bouquet, the guys boutonnieres, and the centerpieces from — get this — the pages of Homer’s The Odyssey. Just take a moment to soak that in. It kind of makes me want to marry her.
This photo, the one right here below, is one of the most beautiful wedding pics I’ve ever seen. It is perfection. Be sure to check out photographer Pat Furey’s blog to see more of his work, which is more art than wedding photography. Thanks for sharing, Pat!
A super stylish California wedding with cowboy flair
Nobody knows wedding style better than a wedding photographer. So when photog Lori Yohe got married on a private estate in Corona, California, she expertly combined sophisticated attire and decorations with homey, simple details to create a warm and unique celebration. Captured by one of our favorite wedding photographers, Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography, this wedding is charming, beautiful, down-home fun.
Lori was inspired by this wedding, which we featured a few months ago, and hired bride Alissa to create her headpiece and add colorful tulle and a bustle to her gown. Check out Alissa’s Modern Nostalgia for more cool bridal designs.
Fun personalized details! Garters with the logos of the bride and groom’s favorite teams, and cowboy boots for the bride. How great would it be to throw those boots on with a pair of jeans and say, “I’m wearing my wedding shoes today”?
A colorful and playful dessert table features cookies baked by the bride and groom’s moms, representing Nebraska and Penn State. The moms then had to eat each others’ rival team cookies. These guys are serious sports fans!
Wildflowers in mason jars decorated the tables, and paper lanterns added a festive and chic touch. Both are perfect decorations for budget brides with miles of style.
Many thanks to Lori and Justin, and to Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography for so generously sharing these images with us!
We love sharing our annual sustainable wedding trend forecasts with you each year, and 2012 has tons of exciting new styles in store! Check us out on NBC with some of our favorites, and see below for all 12 trends and where to get them.
1. Brides Get Fascinated: This year’s must-have bridal trend is the fascinator; a luxe headpiece or hair accessory made from lace, fabric flowers, feathers or jewels. Designer Arturo Rios makes our favorites!
2. Smashing Sashes: Bridal belts and sashes are hot this year, turning up on the runway and down the aisle. We love jewel-embellished sashes and classy neutrals like this black belted Tadashi Shoji organza ball gown (and it’s only $800!)
3. Home is Where the Party Is: Taking cues from newlyweds like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Moss, and Lauren Bush, wedding receptions at home are hot. Backyard bashes have gone elegant and upscale, with couples celebrating in their own homes.
4. Cakes Make a Comeback: Cupcake towers and dessert tables have dominated the dessert scene for years, but the traditional wedding cake is back for 2012. Find inspiration from the celebrity bakers at Fantasy Frostings.
5. Virtual Guests: Technology is making it possible for faraway friends and relatives to attend 2012 weddings without traveling. This year, guests will arrive via tablets and smartphones, just like this iPad bridesmaid!
6. A Signature Sipper: Signature cocktails are all the rage, letting you skip the overstocked wedding bar in favor of one affordable signature cocktail, plus organic wines and local beer. We’re in love with the yummy Goji Fizz from GQ Eco Bartending.
7. Flor-ternatives: Traditional cut flowers are expensive, and quickly wilt, but paper flowers are forever! The best ones can be found at The Crane Factory…the bouquet on the right is made from the pages of a romance novel!
8. Something Blue: Royal blue sapphires are outshining diamonds this year as engagement jewel of choice. This one is just $700 for 2.5 carats of beautiful blue bling.
9. Something Old, Something New: Wedding resale has doubled in the last year, with more than 20% of brides selling or shopping for a gently used wedding dress, decor, or bridal accessory online. In fact, Recycled Bride now has more than 18,000 discounted wedding items for sale! 2012′s engaged couples will reduce, reuse, and resell in record numbers, saving money and the Earth.
10. Modesty & Lots o’ Lace: Inspired by Kate Middleton’s royal wedding gown, 2012′s brides are loving lace, sometimes with covered arms and shoulders. This stunning Melissa Sweet lace dress can be worn with a shrug or capelet.
11. DIY Wedding Videos: Using Flipcams, smartphones, and an army of friends, many couples will forgo traditional wedding videos in favor of DIY mashups recorded from guests’ perspectives. Use free online editing tools like WeVideo, or let the pros at Storymix Media edit for you. Either way, you’ll save a bundle and get a unique and creative perspective on your wedding day. Plus you’ll decide what moments to preserve for your future children to enjoy!
12. Midnight Munchies: As wedding celebrations become all-nighters, fill the bellies of party-hardy guests with a comfort food-style midnight snack. The sustainable chefs at Whoa Nelly Catering make delicious mini burgers & more.
When balloon artist Thelma Levett’s daughter Vicky decided to get married, mom set about making her a wedding dress. But she didn’t use a needle and thread, and there was nary a stitch of taffeta or satin in sight.
Thelma is a balloon artist, and she used more than 5,000 balloons that took more than four days to blow up to create her daughter’s gown.
The balloons in the bodice aren’t inflated, but the ones in the skirt are. It took Levett several months to create the dress. The gown was inspired by Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress.
“It’s not a replication,” Levett told HuffPost Weird News. The Daily Mail said that and now I’m getting all sorts of comments. I never claimed it was Kate Middleton’s dress — that wouldn’t translate to balloons — but it is in the spirit.”