Bride/Babe: Missy Falvey

This week's bride is my cousin so I can be sure when I say she knew exactly what kind of wedding she wanted from the time she was 10. She had some good taste for a little one. This September, Cape wedding was so stunning and flawless.

Posted on February 3, 2018 .

Bride/Babe Courtney Gill

There's something so chic and adventurous about opting to get your dress custom made. I've covered four brides who have taken this road less traveled and it always seems to exceed expectations. This week's bride is my beautiful cousin Courtney Gill; she commissioned New York designer / Boston native Michael DePaolo to make her wedding dress and also found some of the Cape's best vendors for her gorgeous September wedding.

Posted on January 7, 2018 .

Bride/Babe: Sherri Schuler

Every bride juggles during wedding planning, but I feel confident in saying Sherri did more than the norm. As the Marketing Director of the Seaport, she oversees hundreds of fitness, food and community events each year in the city's most exciting neighborhood and on the side she keeps up with her love for fitness with classes, bootcamps and blogging (follow her at Fun Fit Flavor). Her winter wedding in Cohassett was a dream - Christmas ornaments, pointsettias, plaids, fur. All the things you seek out in December for an instant mood boost. 

Posted on December 7, 2017 .

Bride/Babe Jaclyn Powers

I've been to the coast of Rhode Island a handful of times, but never to a wedding along it, so I'm excited to share details on Jaclyn's gorgeous September wedding at The Ocean House. This resort is an icon on the New England waterfront and knows how to nail a wedding. As does this bride- - she allowed everything from her venue to her bridal style to be the definition of beach chic.  

Posted on October 21, 2017 .

Bride/Babe Sara Kirsner

Sara Kirsner is the founder of Doie Loungeand if you have not heard of this luxe robe company, check out The Hitch List's post from last year. One stylish entrepreneur, she also was a gorgeous bride who had the inside track on weddings from dressing brides and bridesmaids in Doie robes for their wedding prep, and from being a bridesmaid 12 times. Find Sara's wedding tips below!

Posted on September 30, 2017 .

Bride/Babe Christine Driscoll

Christine Driscoll was a gorgeous spring bride who got married at one of the Cape's most stunning venues: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. It is so easy to lose your head a little bit in the wedding planning process but this is a bride who knew exactly what her priorities were and kept the important things crystal clear -- even eschewing the formal rehearsal dinner for a really fun cocktail party. Love.

Bride/Babe Alexandra Marr

There are so many things to take note of with Alexandra and Jeff's wedding but one of my favorites is how they made their gorgeous September Cape wedding ALL about the gorgeous September Cape views--- they were married at Chatham Bars Inn, and not only held an outdoor ceremony and reception but also constructed an observation deck so that guests could have a 360* view of the grounds and ocean. I am obsessed with their whimsical and natural flowers, not to mention this bride's amazing style! 

Your Guide to Spray Tanning Before Your Wedding

The best sunless tanning in Boston is Pure Glow Tanning on Newbury Street. This locally owned, small business lets your skin pick the color for a very natural (aka non orange) look. Their tanning solution is solution is almost 100% eco-certified organic so you never have to compromise your health for a beautiful looking tan. I chatted with owner Lauren to give you the ultimate guide to sunless tanning before your wedding day.

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Bride/Babe: Emily Keneally Cotter of Alice Walk

Designer Emily Keneally Cotter's wedding wove family, style and business together in the most beautiful way. Emily is the uber talented founder of Boston design house, Alice Walk, a made-to-order clothing line for women where each piece is designed, cut and hand sewn with love in Boston, and she named her company after a public park that is now her parent's backyard, adjacent to Hingham Harbor. Although this style maven was launching her company and planning her wedding at the same time, she had it in her to host the wedding in her parent's backyard (a ton of work) and not only design her own wedding dress but also her bridesmaids' and mother's dresses! The hands on approach was oh so worth it though - I am completely obsessed with this labor of love! 

Posted on March 11, 2017 .

Bride/Babe: Jenna DiMaggio

As the name of her blog attests, Jenna DiMaggio of Boston Chic Party knows how to throw a party with the kind of flair that guests don't soon forget. Her blog covers fashion, recipes, travel and fun Boston news, so it was only natural that her wedding at the Langham Hotel in Boston was a love note to the city - a ceremony in the North End, photos along the Greenway, a classic lace dress from L'elite... I loved swooning over the most important day of this stylish woman's life!

Bride/Babe: Kim Polsonetti

Style runs in Kim's family - her sister and maid of honor, Heather, runs Ku De Ta, one of Boston's most amazing women's boutiques. In finding her own bridal style, Kim was so specific about mixing in creative elements like a shoe clip from her grandmother, with her vision like altering a Reem Acra dress until it became her dream dress. 

Posted on January 26, 2017 and filed under Style.

Bride/Babe: Kayla O'Brien

When Kayla married her boyfriend of nine years, she took DIY to a new level and literally created her wedding venue: on a piece of open land near the beach where she and her husband got engaged, and overlooking Sesuit Harbor in East Dennis, a place that holds extra special meaning to them. This can-do approach carried into everything from her fitness routine to how she sought out her dress. This is a bride who knew what she wanted and trusted she could make it happen!

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

My 8 Favorite Wedding Shoes Right Now

It took me a while - into my late 20s - to understand why women loved shoes. Now I get it. They never make you feel fat. You have no qualms if you are a size up or a size down. And they can make you feel beautiful and powerful instantly. Wedding shoes can be tricky though. You need just the right shoe - one that doesn't take away from your dress, works with its length, and most importantly allows you to be semi happy for at least 12 hours. I can't stress the importance of comfort enough because even if you give in and dance barefoot like I did around 10pm, you do so knowing you run a much higher risk of dancing right over broken glass.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

Bride/Babe: Ashley Castle

When a travel journalist marries a pilot, a lot of terrain is covered between the two - 150 countries to be exact. But for Ashley and her husband, their hometown of Park City, Utah could not be topped as a wedding destination. Their reception at High West Distillery set the scene for a rustic, modern, and completely gorgeous mountain wedding.  

Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Bride/Babe: Katie Callahan

A beautiful, blonde hair, blue eyed bride, Katie Callahan threw an Americana wedding in Harwich Port on July 4th weekend. Then she mixed in ultra personal, unexpected touches like handwritten thank you notes to each guest, an unforgettably, unconventional father-daughter dance... and a really fun red, white and blue zip up. Her "do it your way" approach to getting married is easier said than done, but so well worth the effort.

Posted on November 12, 2016 .

Bride/Babe: Casey Guidicelli

Casey is the kind of bride who gives you goosebumps when you listen to her talk about her wedding, which she hosted at a picturesque private home in Newport, Rhode Island. When it came to her bridal style, she jokes that she isn't good at "girl things," but she actually knew exactly what she was doing because she wanted to look and feel like her, not like someone stepping into a role. This made her the most beautiful bride possible. 

Posted on November 5, 2016 .

Ways to Save Money & Get Perks While Wedding Planning

Not to get all Suze Orman on you, but let's be real, saving money is a great skill and it is ultra important when you're wedding planning! There will inevitably things you can't help but splurge on, unnecessary purchases you make out of pure excitement, and things you know you have to go big or go home on. But along the way, you can take some of your financial power back with sneaky savings. Even if they only made the smallest dent in my overall bottom line, I felt like these 5 tricks were small wins.

Posted on October 31, 2016 .