This is a tale worth to be told. Vanessa and Brett shared their story with us and everything was just breathtaking. From the moment they met to the "I-do's", this match was meant to be adventurous. They were both registered in an online dating site. Brett wanted to cancel his account but something caught his eye. Vanessa's profile had a picture of her climbing mountains in Bolivia and he just loved the daredevil spirit it showed. That's the passion they have in common, the outdoors. He proposed a month after she left on a trip to Alaska where she couldn't communicate with him. "Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world … and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person — get married at the airport" Bill Murray Finding the dress was definitely an expedition. She had a dress made but it was a complete disaster and it was only 6 weeks before the wedding. She went to a store and one of the saleswoman suggested that she tried on the EK1021, which she did hesitating because she thought it was too traditional for her, but immediately loved it. Ready to buy it, she gets the news that it was backordered and that they couldn't get it in time for the wedding. Desperate, she called the main office and begged them to look again. While they got back to her, Vanessa went on yet another climbing trip with the misfortune that they [...]
When everything starts with a magical proposal, you know things are going to be great. Michael proposed to Amanda in the house they were preparing to be their home. The construction site was the background to the romantic moment when Michael popped the question, surrounded by rose petals and candles, and pictures of them hanging from the ceiling. Having first met in high school, these too came a long way together. The wedding journey started and Amanda tried on many, many dresses without having the feeling of "this is my dress". Finally, after stopping at RK Bridal in New York, she found the dress, making her feel very elegant, a perfect fir for a New Year's Eve wedding. She accentuated her look by wearing drop earrings, a crystal bracelet and a custom made headpiece made with cascading Swarovski crystals. The real sentimental value was added with one of her grandfather's blue shirts sown into a heart under her dress, to have something old and something blue. The ceremony took place on December 31st, 2015 at Saint Clare Church in Staten island and the reception was held at South Gate Manor in New Jersey. From Amanda: I think what made our wedding so special to us is that it was on New Years Eve, which is also our anniversary. Having our wedding on NYE was amazing. We were able to ring in the new year and with our family and friends! My favorite moment was counting down to 12 o'clock. My husband and I were able to celebrate the new year and our new marriage while confetti fell from over our heads! Amanda and Michael will be going to Europe in the summer for their honeymoon. [...]
When it comes to brides and makeup, everyone always says "keep it natural", and you do want to keep it natural but you don't want to look like you have no makeup at all. You have two options, DIY or hire a Makeup Artist. If you are confident enough with your skills (or you are on a tight budget), go for DIY. After all, no one knows your face better than you do, but remember, don't go light on the eyes. Your makeup must be really accentuated if you want it to be relevant in your pictures, but be careful thou, you don't want to end up looking like a show diva. Remember your goal, natural but visible. Some people might not love them, but they make a huge difference in pictures. That, my friends, are false lashes. The thing most people seem to forget is that you can choose the type of lash, they don't have to be too long or add too much volume. And eyebrows, do not neglect them, eyebrows are your face's frame. On the other hand, if you choose to go with a professional, make sure he/she knows what you like and what makes you feel comfortable, you don't want to feel like someone you're not. The MUA should be able to really portray how you want to look like on your wedding day. Last but not least, nails. My personal advice is to go for classic, neutral colours. A simple colour will look the most elegant. You can have some glittery details but try to keep them to a minimum. If you want something darker, go ahead, but then avoid any other extras in your nails. For more makeup ideas for [...]
The exuberant elegance from the new Eddy K Bali will take your breath away. The illusion neck and that gorgeous back won’t let anyone take their eyes off of you in your big day. Eddy K Dreams Bali Eddy K Dreams Bali Eddy K Dreams Bali
When the big day approaches, don’t forget to pay special attention to the people that had helped you throughout all the preparation and pre-celebration. Your bridesmaids deserve a little thank-you-present. You hear some horrible stories about bridesmaids that make everything more complicated, start fights over nothing and you just end up regretting having asked them to be part of your day. However, the truth is that most of them will help you through all the wedding emergencies you might encounter or even picking out your wedding dress! Try to go for something that they’ll actually use. You don’t want to spend on something that will end up in the junk drawer. The robe is a classic for when everyone is getting dressed together and you’ll have wonderful pictures of your bridesmaids helping you get into the dress with the same robe, you can even personalize them by having their in the back. Other gifts can be for them to have at home, like scented candles, personalized necklaces or mugs. A more interesting idea is taking all your girls on a journey, whether it’s a spa treatment, a beach getaway or a ski trip. Or food, you can never go wrong with food. Get them a case of something special, like macaroons or even cocktail gift.
Ever wondered how the tradition of the garter toss started? Well, back in 14th century England, bridal gowns were torn to pieces by the guests because it was believed that having a piece of the gown would bring good luck. Naturally, no one wants to see their wedding dress destroyed, so brides started wearing separate garters to give to guests. Things have changed now (thank God!), but all the bachelors still want a piece. To remain as modest as possible and not give the guest another show, place the garter just above the knee so the groom doesn’t have to reach up the dress to get it. Find a sexy song for this moment. After all, you’ll probably be sitting in the middle of the room with all eyes on you, this gives it a funny feel. Want it vintage, themed, funny, with a message, or even DYI? Follow us on Pinterest for more ideas on the garter and on the song for the moment.
The dazzling CT160 from the Eddy K. Couture collection is our dress of the week. Its sweetheart neckline, its trumpet silhouette along with its high quality symmetrical embroidered heavy beaded tulle, give this dress a glamorous vintage look for the romantic bride. Available in ivory/silver. CT160 CT160
This new ballgown from our 2015 collection is getting so much attention! A soft sparkling tulle and a delicately embroidered crystal beading on the top that flows into the hips. A beautiful silhouette, that works perfectly for petite brides as well as curvy brides. Now in stores, available in Ivory, White and Champagne.
It is one the most important moments of your life, and all eyes will be on you. (Maybe also on your groom, but mostly on you). You have invested so much time in looking just perfect for this special day; your hair, your make-up, your shoes, your bouquet and, most important: your dress! So all eyes will be on you on your wedding day, but have you thought that for a good part of the ceremony, those eyes will be on your back? That's why the back of a wedding is just as important as the front. Here are few EddyK 2014 gowns with stunning and original backs. Whether you choose a classic, sexy or vintage look, for sure, nobody will be able to keep their eyes off you in any of those! ADK Style #77946. A mermaid lace gown over soft tulle, with an open back Eddy K #EK996 in Satin, with a beaded embroidered lace back ADK # 77937, Corded Lace over soft Tulle and a V-back EddyK #EK1005, an illusion back surrounded by details of 3D Embroidery Venice lace over Soft Tulle, for a Vintage look EddyK #EK971, an Illusion back with beaded corded lace ADK# 77959 in Chantilly lace, an open back with a delicate satin belt for a sexy and vintage look ADK# Style 77950. Corded lace, short sleeves and a V-back What do you think of these beautiful gowns? Which one is your favorite?