Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Finishing Touch For A Black and White Wedding

Photo courtesy of Chloe's Nails

Erika of Chloe's Nails did this gorgeous manicure.  Edgy, but elegant. Matte but chic. To see how she accomplished this look head to Chloe's Nails, (which is actually Erika's website, I know, confusing) but it's named for her daughter.  Erika used an OPI matte polish called "Lincoln Park After Dark Matte" edged with Seche Vite to make them extra extra shiny.  And to make it look extra elegant.  (All the nail sites recommend buying your Seche Vite at Sally's for the best prices.) 

There aren't many days I regret my advancing years, but this is one of them. I WANT those nails! Alas, they won't work for me, but for my younger counterparts, have fun with the look! And if you're looking for info on Seche Vite YouTube has some great videos on how to use it.  It's worth it to take the time to watch the videos to get the down low on how to apply Seche Vite properly.  

Thank you Erika! I'll be back to your site, hoping for an edgy nail design for a fifty something year old! Or maybe I'll risk the black... on a day I feel really young.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wedding Garter or Garter Sets

No matter what your color scheme is, you still need that 'something blue.'  If you're having  a black and white wedding and want to keep the look a sleek tuxedo black and white, hide the blue on your garter.  Or choose a garter set in black and white.  Just visit WDW(Wedding Day Weekly)Blogging For Brides and enter their garter giveaway.  You can win the garter or garter set of your choice so go to it! Browse away using the links on WDW.  There are multiple ways to enter, so increase your chances by entering more than once! Go for it!

Monday, January 2, 2012

DIY Black and White Wedding

Photo credit: The Bridal Cafe Bethany and Dylan's Wedding

Go black and white in a big way at your wedding! This tented area acts as a backdrop for this bride and groom's wedding ceremony.  The bride's mother made a black and white aisle runner with a red sequin heart and the bride and groom's initials.

For centerpieces the mother of the bride collected milk glass vases and they filled them with candles! Such a pretty result!

The shorter vases held single flower buds.  The taller held white tapers.  And later as it gets darker inside the tent....

A black and white wedding offers a variety of options for decorating.  Visit Events To A T to see more ideas.