April/June 2014

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From Bridesmaid to Bride


Ashleigh Farley

Story Time: Diamond Diaries

An online engagement story platform and gathering place for brides-to-be, hopeful girlfriends, or even gentlemen who need ideas for their own proposal.

Showered with Love

Plan a bridal shower, pain free!

So You're Going to be a Bridesmaid

If there are only five things that you have to do as a bridesmaid, these are them.

Saving Money (and your Sanity!)

Ashleigh Farley dishes on costs and preventing stress in your wedding

How to Plan a Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, so make sure you plan it perfectly!

Furry Guests

Considering having Fido in your wedding?

Wedding Upload

If you’re getting married this year, then you’re probably at least familiar with social media platforms and apps for smartphones or tablets.

Rack Up the Registry

This is your opportunity to plan for things you want to have as a couple (and potentially in a new home).

In Favor

Wedding favors are a way to thank your guests for traveling to and attending your wedding, and for showering you with gifts.

Love in Bloom

Spring wedding flower options for every style of wedding.

Bridal Show Boot Camp

Make the most of The Bridal Showcase by following a few easy steps.

Blown Away by BHLDN

I am swooning over everything from bridal gowns to reception dresses to jewelry to bridesmaid dresses to décor.

Newly Engaged?

Congrats! ... Now what?

Gifts for the 'Maids

The possibilities are endless thanks sites like Etsy and local specialty shops.

Destination or Domestic?

When beginning to plan your dream wedding, your budget, guest list and your vision will play a part in whether you pick a wedding in your hometown or a destination wedding.

Photography Prep

Doing your homework before the wedding will help make the day of smooth.

The Dreaded Name Change

We are quickly approaching three months of blissful marriage. We have almost tackled all of our thank you notes, we managed to get rid of most of the wedding decorations that we no longer need, and yet, I still have my maiden name.

Bridesmaids' Choice

Want your bridesmaids to love you? Let them pick their dress.

Stress-Free Planning

Conflicting ideas, parental influence, budget breaking vendors can all cause strife in an otherwise joyful time.

The Bachelorette Bash

Ideas for Charlotte soirees and weekend getaways!