Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort



I’m writing you from Nassau, Bahamas. Yes, that’s right. I’m escaping the winter chill of Chicago in the islands! Sandals invited a group of wedding planners from The Association of Bridal Consultants to spend some quality time with them. It is a wonderful week of education, entertainment, and relaxation.

Here’s a photo to make you jealous…

Sandals Royal Bahamian

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I just found this fun “game” on the Tiffany & Co. website today. I thought I’d share it, since it’s the holiday season and you may be daydreaming about gifts–sparkly gifts.

Build Your Own Celebration Ring!

I also wanted to let you know about a fun new trend has started in engagement rings…and it’s easier on the wallet than you might expect. Instead of choosing a traditional engagement ring with one large stone, try an eternity band! For your wedding ring, select another complimentary or matching eternity band for a beautiful set.  Then, when you celebrate life’s big events (first home, new baby, milestone birthday), you have an automatic gift that he can’t mess up! Only kidding, guys!

Esthetique Winter Facial Specials!



I just received this email from Sonia Roselli, makeup artist extraordinaire, with a fabulous offer for winter facials. It’s a great gift idea for a special friend who loves pampering (and really, who doesn’t?!) or a bride-to-be who is prepping for the big day. Oh? Is that you? Yes, you can give yourself this gift, girl!

Get your skin ready for winter!

Is your skin already taking a winter beating? With the economy, is your wallet? We have great news for you!

Book any 1 hour facial now thru December 31st and receive a “Fast Results Winter Facial” for a future appointment to maintain your skin.

For our Brides:
Want radiant skin in your dress?
Our custom designed Bridal Facial and Sensory Back Facial will be sure every inch of skin that is showing in your dress is hydrated and smooth!

For every wedding booked between
Dec 10th-Dec 31st,  you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Custom Bridal Facial and Sensory Back Facial along with a Bioelements Retail Gift Basket!!

A $500 value.

Facials start at $85.

Visit our website for more detailed description of services:

Genius: Gowns with Pockets



Have you seen the latest ad campaign from Amsale? It features the chicest gown I’ve ever seen with the bonus of POCKETS! What a brilliant idea. Not that you need pockets on your wedding day when you have a B&B coordinator there to carry your kleenex and lip gloss…but pockets just make everything cuter. And, if you are shy, it gives you something to do with your hands when you’re not carrying your bouquet.

Check it out:

Amsale’s Gorgeous
Gown with Pockets

Here’s the beautifully simple front:

Amsale’s Gorgeous
Gown with Pockets

Leanne, winner of Project Runway’s Season Five, created an amazing pocketed wedding gown for a challenge. I loved it immediately!

Leanne’s Pocketed
Wedding Gown