Sweet Scents Down the Aisle

You'll definitely aim to look beautiful walking down the aisle, but don't neglect smelling sweet as well! This Spring renowned jeweler David Yurman has created a new trio set of scents called The Essence Collection. I got a chance to be one of the first to sample all of the fragrances and here they are:

Delicate Essence (Tourmaline): Romantic and feminine, with notes of pink pepper, lotus blossom and sparkling orange.

Fresh Essence (Peridot):  Crisp and playful, with notes of sparkling apple, cassis, juicy red fruits and fresh greens. 

Exotic Essence (Citrine): Mysterious and sensual, with notes of sparkling mandarin, casablanca lily, rose petals and exotic woods. 

My personal favorite is the Fresh Essence fragrance! I could wear that one any day, but that one would be my bridal scent of choice. Try them out for yourself!

You can find the collection at David Yurman boutiques and www.davidyurman.com

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

Choosing your wedding color scheme is always important and can be one of the most fun tasks! Though you have to choose your colors wisely according to such factors as the season, weather, skintones, and theme, there are so many pretty color combinations to choose from. I love this Spring/Summers corals, lavender, pink, and hues of blue and green. For the upcoming Fall/Winter the same honey suckle pink is staying as well as a shade of coral.  I also adore the deep teals and purple as well as the earthtones.

Check out the color palettes for Spring 2011 as well as the new palette for Fall 2011:

Below is a very cool video from Brides Magazine which gives some advice on choosing colors while going behind the scenes of the a bridal editorial.

Blushing Bride

I decided to go visit my friends over at MAC Houston while I was in town and ended up buying 4 new blushes to put in my makeup kit. I finally got a chance to use all 4 of them and I like the selections we picked. In some instances we want to choose colors on our own but every now and then it's ok to rely on the help of the makeup artist or beauty consultant at the counter.  They are trained professionals that know their stuff.  NOW I know sometimes they get it wrong but when you are dealing with several hundred clients a week, it's hard to get it right 100% of the time!  The colors we chose are 3 colors that are soft spring/summer colors with a hint of shimmer and the other color is more for contouring.

Here are the shades:
(top left) "Breezy"
(top right) "Blossoming"
(bottom left) "Blunt"
(bottom right) "Springsheen"