Honeymoon packing tip #14 – Don’t forget to pack a good translator app

Remember when Brenda and Donna from 90210 accidentally ordered veal brains when they were traveling in Paris?  You definitely don’t want THAT to happen on your honeymoon. No need to be fluent in multiple languages or schlep around a big dictionary – just load one of these apps on your phone or ipad and voila, […]

Lovely Lilac!

I think lilac is such a refreshing color for spring and summer.  Here’s a cool dress it up or down Jersey promenade gown from J. Crew.  At just $118, it’s a steal of a bridesmaid dress.  It would be great for a honeymoon too and since its cotton jersey and won’t wrinkle!  Also available in […]

Looking for a charming gift?

Here’s another personalized necklace that would be great for a wedding, anniversary, birthday or bridesmaid gift. The Date Heart Charm by Isabelle Grace Jewelry is made of silver and gold and can be personalized with a date (anniversary, birthday, first date, etc.) or name (nickname, initials, etc.).  You can also add on initial or birthstone […]

Tips from the Pros: How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos

Speaking of photography, have you ever noticed how hard it is to take a good photo of your engagement and wedding rings? Here are my best attempts. I’m obviously a novice here. I found a great tutorial on ring photography from Anne Ruthmann Photography and I’m excited to test out some of her ideas. Since […]

Happy National Proposal Day!!!!!

What?  You didn’t know today was National Proposal Day? To celebrate, I bring you the infamous Brooklyn Bridge proposal where the guy looses (but luckily finds) the ring… About these ads Share this: Share Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit Tumblr Print LinkedIn Google Like this: Like Loading… Related Filed under: bride, couples, engagement, groom, holiday, […]

Hello there!

Hi and welcome to first Globetrotting Bride blog entry. Now that my wedding is over, I’m very excited to focus on my new project – a new blog where travel and weddings collide in style. I look forward to sharing juicy tidbits with you on some of my favorite topics including all things travel, fun […]

Need to save money for the wedding or honeymoon?

Start saving your pennies in this cute glass piggy bank by Roost. Filed under: Just for Fun, amazing products, great gifts, honeymoon, weddings

Monday Morning Travel Deals

If you’re looking for a last minute summer getaway, be sure to follow Jet Blue on Twitter @jetbluecheeps and check in on Mondays for their last minute weekend travel deals.  Seats are limited and fares must be booked on Monday between 10 am and 6 pm. If you’re lucky, you can score a weekend getway […]

Looking to make an Escape??

There’s a new e-Zine (eco-friendly, all-digital magazine) in town called Hip Compass Escapes. The spring issue has launched and its chock-full of travel tips, deals and great stories on romantic escapes, girl’s getaways, adventure trips (volcano climbing anyone?) and much, much more. Best of all, I’m a contributor so you can read all about my […]

Super fun pillowcases for couples…

Know a couple who just moved in together?  This Me and You pillowcase set would be a super fun housewarming gift for them. Could also be fun as an engagement or shower gift. Filed under: bridal shower, couples, engagement, great gifts

Valentine’s Gifts for Girls

Some Valentine’s Day inspiration for your favorite bride-to-be, bridesmaid, or gal pal! Do you know someone who wears her heart on her sleeve? She might like this Tiffany heart bracelet. Remember days of the week panties? I’m loving these “7 Ways to Say I Love You” Boyshorts. What girl doesn’t like breakfast in bed? I’d […]

Honeymooning with a baby?

Maybe you’re shopping for a bun in the oven wedding gown (a la Bethenny) or maybe you’ve got a baby from your first marriage.  Either way, if you’re thinking about taking a tot on your honeymoon, I’ve got something to make the trip a little easier. The Puj Baby Tub is a flat piece of […]

Snap, snap. I’ve won the picture tag award

The lovely Jane from In the Waiting Lane tagged me with this fun Picture Tag Award. Here are the instructions: 1) go to your pictures on your computer 2) go to your 6th folder 3) choose the 6th picture in that folder This not particularly flattering picture of me and my friend Eric is from […]

Still looking for the perfect bathing suit? One-piece or bikinis, check out these sexy styles…

I think all brides look great with a sun-kissed tan. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy some beach or pool time this summer, make sure you’ve got a fabulous swimsuit. I love these Cala Ossidiana picks. Stock up now at 30% off thanks to Daily Candy (enter DAILYCANDY at checkout). They just scream tropical honeymoon […]

Does the dress fit???

Hello ladies, Just thought I’d share a website I found to help you with your wedding planning called Does the Dress Fit?  You’ll find the usual articles on wedding cakes, dresses, party favors and fitness but I especially love their articles on honeymoons. Here are some of my faves: Top 10 Honeymoon Hotspots How to […]

Tips from the Pros: Wedding Guest Etiquette 101

We’ve all seen Wedding Crashers right? After years of Dear Abby and Miss Manners, how can it be that so many people still don’t understand the basic etiquette of attending a wedding? If you know someone who needs a Crash Course in Wedding Guest Etiquette, be sure to share these great tips from Always a […]

Bridal Bloggers Unite!

So, who are these B-List bloggers I met in DC?  Here we are below.   I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these blogs but do click around and find some new favorites.  They are all fabulous! From left to right: Back Row: Harmony from Bridal Bar, Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs, Maddy from The Inspired […]

Hump Day Prize Giveaway!

Happy Hump Day everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway so today’s the day! LargeFormatPosters.com is offering up a free 16×20 Canvas Print! What a great way to showcase those engagement or wedding photos. To enter, just leave a comment below explaining how you would creatively use your 16×20 Canvas Print […]

Meet me (and the top bridal bloggers) in D.C.

The B-List, a consortium of the top wedding bloggers, is holding it’s annual conference in Washington, DC the weekend of April 16, 2010 and I am so excited to be attending! If you are a wedding vendor, you are invited to attend the meet + greet cocktail reception being held on Friday, April 16th at […]

Honeymoon Dexox Anyone? Unlimited Spa Treatments at Secrets Resorts, Mexico

Wedding planning is exhausting! What could be better than a pampering all-inclusive honeymoon with unlimited spa treatments??? To celebrate the opening of its new spa, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, the adults-only, all-inclusive, honeymoon haven in Mexico, is offering the Unlimited Spa Package for guests visiting now through December 23rd. Yeah, there’s fine print (four 25-minute […]

Honeymoon packing tip #8 – Recession friendly travel kits

Some favorite beauty on the go options for your carry on…. Option 1: Boots Botanics Face Pamper Kit ($10.99)Boots Botanics is one of my favorite brands at Target and this kit has everything you need to keep your face happy on the road: Quenching Face Mask, Day Moisture Lotion, Skin Brightening Deep Clean Gel, Skin […]

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday. Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from UPrinting.com for 200 custom postcards! I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected. For my wedding, I […]

Recession friendly weddings in Paris?? Oui, Oui!!

Overseas destination weddings usually offer couples substantial savings over tying the knot at home (fewer guests, better exchange rates, lower restaurant pricing, more affordable vendors, etc.). But, did you know that a wedding in Paris, one of the most romantic cities on earth, could actually save you money? Kim Petyt of Parisian Events, one of […]

White sand beaches, tourquoise water and sailing galore! Sounds like a honeymoon to me.

Looking for a pampering, close to home, beachy honeymoon that won’t break the bank? Here’s a great week-long option that can be had for less than $2,500 per person. The Westin St. John has a new Caribbean Honeymoon package that includes seven nights of deluxe accommodations, full daily breakfast for two and the following: * […]

Honeymoon Packing Tip #12 – Sleep on the Plane!

You can get your beauty sleep on that overseas flight and let fellow passengers you’re a newlywed with this fabulous Just Married eye mask. A great gift for the bride-to-be. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Honeymoon packing tip #1 – Never travel with full-sized perfume Honeymoon packing tip #10 – Make Room for RuMe! Recessionista […]

Willy Wonka would love these Edible Escort Cards!

I saw these Candy Bar Escort Cards over at Elizabeth Anne Designs and immediately said “WOW” out loud. What a super fun, clever and yummy idea! (source) These favors/escort cards are easy to DIY with some king-sized Hershey bars and fancy paper. Just click over here for more details. Filed under: DIY, Just for Fun, […]

Looking for a Unique Wedding Registry Idea???

Is your kitchen already stocked?  Do you have enough bedding to last a lifetime?  Why not register for something you’ll actually enjoy…upscale restaurant gift certificates aka DINNER COOKED BY SOMEONE ELSE!!! The Foodie Registry lets couples register for meals at more than 100 restaurants across the country.  This is a great option for foodies and […]

Gorgeous Wedding Gown Alert: Check them out…

I recently heard about Pepe Botella and thought I’d share some of the Spanish designer’s beautiful creations.  I’m just loving the mix of ruffles and and clean lines.  Whether or not you’re planning a Spanish inspired wedding, I think these would be great wedding gowns. Filed under: International Inspiration, Spain, bride, dress, fashion, wedding gown

Honeymoon packing tip #9 – Be sure your swimwear matches your destination!

This Goddess Strapless Bra and Goddess Strapless Bottom is perfect for a Greek Islands cruise. If you’re Ibiza bound, be sure to pack a party all night number like this gold Jason Mio number. Are you honeymooning in the Seychelle Islands? This zebra patterned C MIO would look great around the watering hole. Heading to […]

Wow, what a rock!

Did one of your workaholic friends get engaged???  This “What a Rock” paperweight is a cute gift to remind them of their wedding planning deadlines.. Filed under: bride, engagement, great gifts

The ultimate personalized wedding gifts…

I found this fun site called Not Just Any Old Day and I had to share these sterling silver calendar charms (on jewelry or gifts) marked with a genuine Swarovski crystal to commemorate your special date! They’ve been nice enough to offer a 10% discount for Globetrotting Bride readers so just click here to order. […]

Groom’s Week – Take Two! Tips from the pros: For Guys Only

Welcome to the second edition of Groom’s Week!  The first one was such a hit, I decided to make it an ongoing series. Of course there are zillions of beauty tips for brides, but what about grooms who want to look their best? Tony Sosnick, the Founder/President of Anthony Logistics For Men, was nice enough […]

Feeling crafty? Looking for something blue? How about a DIY garter?

How cute is this blue floral wedding garter? I saw it on Prima donna bride and just had to share. If you’re still looking for that something blue to go under that wedding gown, I think this could do the trick. Click here for the DIY instructions. Share this: Share Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit […]

Honeymoon Packing Tip #13

The airlines will only let you have one so be sure your carry on bag can fit everything you’ll need for that super long flight to Bora Bora or wherever you’re heading. Flying First Class? I love the hardware on this chic Kooba Lana Denim Tote and the way it tucks under your arm so […]

Is your wedding veil boring? Try one of these…

Melissa mentioned polka dot veils after my post on the Melissa Sweet polka dot wedding gown and it got me thinking…. If you’re having a simple wedding gown, a polka dot veil could be just the thing to add a festive touch. How about this French Lace Polka Dot Veil with rounded corners and beaded […]

Put a ring on it!

Ok ladies, in follow-up to my previous ring photography post, I’ve started a tradition of photographing my wedding rings on all my trips. It’s a fun way to chronicle my travels and as my mom pointed out, my rings will look the same years and years from now. Not sure what she meant by that… […]

Is that wine in your baby bottle????? Oui, oui!!

Years ago, I spent a semester studying in Italy. Afterwards, I met up with a friend who was studying in Paris and we had dinner with her Parisian boyfriend and his friends. We went to Le Refuge de Fondus where we had to climb over the table to get to our seats. There were long […]

Looking to incorporate an Indian twist into your wedding?

Love the thought of your very own Monsoon Wedding? If you want to add some exotic Indian wedding traditions into your festivities, here are some ideas: – You could wear a colorful sari to your rehearsal dinner. (source) – You could incorporate vibrant Indian colors and fabrics in your decor. (source) – You could have […]

You Don’t have to be Greek to wear these Greek Goddess Gowns

Did you fall in love with a gown from my post on one-shouldered wedding dresses? I was just checking out Reem Acra’s Fall dresses and I think they would be be a perfect match for your glamorous bridesmaids. (source) These Greek goddess inspired dresses come in yummy shades of silk satins, taffetas, chiffons and shantungs […]

Happy Blog-iversary to me!!!!

Guess what?  The Globetrotting Bride blog is turning one today!   It’s been a fun ride so far.  If you haven’t subscribed to the RSS feed yet the link is:   http://feeds.feedburner.com/globetrottingbride/KQVo. And you can find me on Facebook and Twitter too. To commemorate my first anniversary, I’m going to leave you with one of my favorite […]

Honeymoon packing tip #1 – Never travel with full-sized perfume

Since every bride goes on a honeymoon (or two, or three…), I’m kicking off a series of Honeymoon Packing Tips. Let me know if you have any favorite traveling secrets to share. Tip #1 – Never ever travel with a full-size bottle of perfume. And yes, I learned this the hard way in the 90s […]

Back from the B-List!

I’m back from a fun-filled weekend in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia and DC where I had the pleasure of hanging with some of the world’s best bridal bloggers at the B-List Conference.  A big thanks to Anne, Vane and Maria for all their hard work coordinating everything. It will take me a few posts to […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

We all know this saying but did you know that it comes from a Victorian wedding tradition? A bride at her wedding should wear: Something old,Something new,Something borrowed,Something blue,And a sixpence in the shoe. source Or, in the United States: …And a new dime in the shoe. The “old” must be something which has belonged […]

Oooh la la! Have you been dreaming of a Paris Wedding?????

When I think romantic cities, I think Paris!  Have you been dreaming of tying the knot in Paris?  Or, maybe you just want to incorporate some French touches into your wedding?  Read on for all the inspiration you’ll need to pull it off! Kimberly Petyt has one of those amazing dream jobs…she’s an American wedding […]

Amazing Wedding Cakes by Sedona Cake Couture

The Globetrotting Groom and I visited Sedona, AZ this spring and one of the highlights of our trip was getting to meet Andrea Carusetta-Blaut, founder of Sedona Cake Couture. Andrea’s beautiful artisan cakes have been enjoyed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley as well as guests lucky enough to be invited to […]

Need a clever gift for a couple???

I bet they don’t have his and hers astrology mugs from French Bull! Here’s Leo for me: And Libra for the Globetrotting Groom: You could go crazy and pair them with a fancy cappuchino machine or one of those single coffee maker machines.  Or wrap them up with some coffee beans and donuts if you’re […]

Blingalicious Key Necklaces

Here’s an idea for guys who are afraid to pick out an engagement ring. What if you gave your gal one of Tiffany’s key necklaces and said “Here’s the key to my heart. Let’s go ring shopping?” The guy gets to surprise the girl and the girl gets double bling. How perfect is that? The […]

Have passport and panties, will travel…

One of my very favorite friends never ever leaves home without her Blackberry, her passport and a pair of spare panties. She has learned to be prepared for any last minute travel deals, overseas business trips and perhaps an upcoming proposal (hint, hint you know who you are).I going to surprise her with some Passport […]

Still looking for something blue?

Chanel’s Summer 2010 collection – Les Pop-up de Chanel features some bright beachy colors like pink, coral and turquoise that will look great with a summer tan. If you’re still looking for that something blue, how about wearing Nouvelle Vague (turquoise) on your toes?  Or if you’re really looking to stand out on your big […]

Hot off the press! A new and improved look…

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the new and improved Globetrotting Bride! After watching so many of my fellow bloggers undergo face lifts, I decided I wanted one too.  A special shout out to Marina at Penny Lane Designs for all her hard work on the new design. I hope you Globetrotting Bride fans like […]

Last Travel Fling Before Wedding Bells Ring: Cliff House Resort _ Spa, Maine

The Cliff House Resort _ Spa was one of the suggestions for my bachelorette trip. Here’s the scoop: * Who: Gals who want to enjoy New England’s great outdoors, biking, swimming and quaint villages while knowing a mani/pedi is just minutes away. * What: A classic New England Seaside retreat with pampering amenities, luxe spa […]

Honeymoon packing tip #6 – Give your bras and panties a safe home

Here’s another one of those things you didn’t know you needed…invented by necessity of course. I introduce you to the amazing duo: the Bra Bag and Panty Pak from the Brag Company. (And no, this is not a photo of me and my friends…) The Bra Bag (in regular and buxom) safely protects up to […]

Wedding Trend Spotting: Cotton Candy

I love the idea of cotton candy at an outdoor wedding.  How fun is this photo from Jessamyn Harris Photography? Click here to see more shots of this fun-filled wedding. Filed under: couples, culinary delights, engagement, food, Just for Fun, photography, weddings

Make Your Engagement Photos Pop!

I saw this over at Bespoke Affairs and just had to share… Move over balloons and umbrellas and say hi to gigantic bubbles!  If you’re looking for a cool prop for your engagement photos I think these jumbo bubbles could be just the ticket.  Check out these fun photos from Brian Dorsey’s blog. Photos by […]

Must Have Accessory for Shower Thinkers

You know how a million ideas burst into your head all the time when you’re planning a wedding?  Sure, you’ve got a note pad next to the bed but what about something to jot down all your great shower inspired ideas?  Thanks to AquaNotes, you can lather up without fear of forgetting those fantastic ideas. […]

Stressed out by Wedding Planning? Try a Weekend at the Absolutely Stunning Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Globetrotting Cindy just got back from the The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach which reopened following a whopping $120-million renovation. If you’re looking for distressing ocean views and the best pools in Palm Beach, there is nowhere better to spend a long weekend. Take your choice of spacious guestrooms, luxurious suites or their famous Presidential Suite. For […]

Tips from the Pros: Cocktail Frank Makeover

Today’s guest post is from Myra and Neil at Elegant Eating caterers on Long Island who catered my engagement party. There is no doubt everyone loves pigs in blankets at a wedding or engagement party!  Cocktail franks with dough wrapped around them are good but our favorite way to serve these yummy appetizers is as […]

What’s new and exciting?

Hi all, So I’ve been super busy and you can probably guess who has been eating up all my blogging time…. Ok, if you can’t guess, I’ll show you… The Globetrotting Baby turns five months this week and she’s getting so big.  Getting dressed up is one of her favorite things and she is super […]

Put a fingerprint on it!!

If you’re looking for a super personalized piece of jewelry, you’ll want to check out BeByBailey.  This talented artisan takes fingerprints and turns them into wearable works of art!  How cool to have a necklace with you’re guy’s fingerprints?  Or a fun bridesmaid gift or anniversary present.  Check these out amazing designs: The Emmy: The […]

Give her the key to your heart…

Here’s an idea for guys who are afraid to pick out an engagement ring. What if you gave your gal one of Tiffany’s new key necklace and said “Here’s the key to my heart. Let’s go ring shopping?” The guy gets to surprise the girl and the girl gets double bling. How perfect is that? […]

Bad, Bad, Bad Bridesmaid Dresses

I found this really funny site called Tacky Weddings and I couldn’t take my eyes off these super ugly bridesmaid dresses. I think these are even worse than the ones from 27 Dresses! Enjoy the ugliness… Filed under: Just for Fun, bridesmaid, dress, fashion, weddings

Put a ring on it! Take three – Caribbean style…

Here’s the latest series of my traveling ring shots! This time we’re in Anguilla (more about that later!). If you missed the others, click here for Mexico and here for Arizona. And, check out the Tips from the Pros: How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos too. Share this: Share Email Facebook Pinterest […]

Put a ring on it! Take four – Wedding ring photography idea for the beach

As you know, I love seeing pictures of wedding and engagement rings on vacation.  Think Where’s Waldo with jewelry! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some Globetrotting Bride around-the-world wedding ring photo inspiration and tutorials: Put a ring on it!  Take one – Wedding Ring Photography – Mexican style in Mayakoba Put […]

Planning a wedding? David Tutera to the rescue!

If you haven’t seen My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, you’ll want to tune in on Sunday, September 27 (10 pm on WE tv) for the start of Season 2.  I took my mom to the premiere party this week and got a sneak peek!  Lets just say he can rescue a wedding like nobody […]

Summer Loving – Take a break from wedding planning and score a travel bargain

Summer vacations are the best and the deals now are better than ever! So put the wedding planning on hold for a bit (I promise, your fiance will thank you) and hit the road. (source) If you’re in the market for a cruise bargain or cheap hotel rooms, book them fast. Need some inspiration? Seabourn […]

Honeymoon packing tip #2 – Streamline your toiletries

Tip #2 – Streamline your toiletries with multi-tasking products. Some of my favorites include: Philosophy’s 3-in-1 products feature some of the best smelling scents around. New for the holiday season, The Holiday Cookbook ($35) includes six 2 ounce bottles in velvet cake, cinnamon buns, spicy pear cobbler, pumpkin spice muffin, gingerbread and double rich hot […]

Luck of the Irish – Wedding style

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Did you know that today is considered the luckiest wedding anniversary date in Ireland?  Who knew! Globetrotting Bride – Irish Wedding Traditions (source) In case you’re getting married today (or if you want to incorporate some Irish elements into your wedding), check out these wedding day traditions from Ireland: An old […]

Wedding Registry Splurge: Where’s the beef?

You’ve registered for the fancy pots and pans, chic serving platters and fine china.  Why not register for a little something to whip up once you’re back from the honeymoon? Check out this Greg Norman Wagyu Steak Collection available at Saks.com. You’ll get two 12 oz. strips, two 12 oz. ribeyes and two 8 oz […]

Check out these wedding inspired cookies!

If you’ve never been to Eleni’s cookies in New York, its worth a trip on your next visit.  In addition to yummy cupcakes, they have some of the cutest cookies in town. I love their wedding inspired cookies which would be great as wedding or shower favors, bridesmaid gifts, wedding shower gifts or just a […]

Fashion Jewelry for Your Wedding Day

Weddings are all about the bridal party and guests wearing fashionable and “fancy” clothing and a great deal of thought and effort go into making a bride look fantastic for her “big day.”  I probably don’t have to tell you but, most modern brides will spend hours choosing and purchasing everything from special bags and […]

Eleuthera, the Best Kept Secret in the Caribbean!

Globetrotting Cindy says its better in the Bahamas!  Check out her report… If you’re looking for an off the beatin’ track honeymoon destination with amazing beaches and a rustic feel, look no further than the “out” island of Eleuthera.  Everyone knows the Bahamas but few have visited the less developed “out” islands that are so […]

Before the big plunge, soak up pure heaven at Qua Baths _ Spa – Caesars Palace, Atlantic City

Globetrotting Cindy here reporting from my recent visit to Atlantic City… Your wedding day is fast approaching…
now’s the perfect time to grab the girls and head to Atlantic City for your last single girl getaway!  For an over the top spa retreat, where you don’t have to keep the gossip down to a minimum, head […]

Recessionista Summer Getaway! Life’s a Beach Jet Blue Sale!

If I have a choice, I’ll always pick a Jet Blue flight. I love that they feed me snacks and entertain me with TV and movies making even a long trip seem quick. (Note: We flew to St. Martin last week and I was disappointed to learn that only the movies work once you get […]

Need groomsmen gift ideas? For your guys only….

Is your fiance still looking for groomsmen gift ideas? Cufflinks are a classic choice but I think these vintage subway token cufflinks from Etsy’s QA Create add a nice personal touch. Did they go to school in Boston together? Go for these: Are you getting married in the Big Apple? Here you go: Is someone […]

And the winner is…

The Picture Perfect Prize Giveaway winner is…. Cat! Stay tuned for more chances to win… Filed under: Contest

Dessert Inspiration: Lavender Goodness

I spotted these delicious lavender goodies from Amy Atlas on Love Notes and just had to share.  I think lavender is a very under the radar wedding color. Click here for more lavender goodness and click here for more eye candy from Amy Atlas. Filed under: Cakes, culinary delights, entertaining, weddings

Check out these Irish Wedding Traditions

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Did you know that today is considered the luckiest wedding anniversary date in Ireland?  Betcha didn’t. (source) In case you’re getting married today (or if you want to incorporate some Irish elements into your wedding), check out these wedding day traditions from Ireland: An old Irish tradition calls for the […]

Looking for a Low Key Destination Wedding? Casa Morada, No Passports Required!

Globetrotting Cindy is just back from the tropical Florida Keys with a great hot spot for destination weddings: Casa Morada, hidden in the low-key lazy beach town of Islamorda, Florida, is just 90 miles from Miami and only 90 minutes from Key West. The 16-suite boutique hotel tucked away on a quiet side street, is […]

Wedding Cakes 101: Do’s and Don’ts

Picking a wedding cake isn’t always easy but I’m not so sure what the brides who designed these cakes were thinking…….Check out these Wedding Cake Don’ts. How about this headless bride cake?? Or better yet, this life size version?? Or this cake featuring lime and lavender Peeps? And last but not least, the Beanie Baby […]

Free Mexican Getaway, anyone??

Want to win a free getaway to Los Cabos?  Of couse you do! Just head over to Origins and enter their “Leave it all behind” sweepstakes.  The grand prize includes two roundtrip tockets on Continental Airlines and a three-night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos beachfront resort. You’ll also enjoy two rejuvenating spa treatments AND […]

Scenes from a Spanish wedding

Even if you’re not planning an overseas wedding, these Spanish wedding photos from Amorology Weddings will make you drool. For Brian and Andrea’s wedding at the Pardo at Balboa Park, they created a wedding fit for a Spanish king and queen with crowns everywhere, color galore, personalized touches and a Churros con Chocolate late night […]

Destination Weddings For Dummies – and smart cookies too!

Destination Weddings are great for so many reasons – my favorite being that everyone gets to go on vacation! If you’re thinking of tying the knot away from home, get all your planning advice in one fun to read book: Destination Weddings for Dummies. From organizing tips and budgeting guidelines to destination suggestions and fashion […]

Check out These Flirty and Fun Bridesmaid Dresses!

If your bridesmaids are more Sex in the City than Little House on the Prarie, they will love the new Ardour collection from chloe _ reese. The new bridal-inspired collection offers thousands of customized dress options perfect for brides and bridesmaids.  These modern party dresses are super sophisticated yet fun – just perfect for engagement […]

Tips from the Pros: How to Save Your Wedding Cake!

You know the tradition of saving the top layer of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first anniversary?  Well, I’m here to tell you a better idea than celebrating with stale, freezer burned cake. The idea comes from Andrea Carusetta-Blaut, founder of Sedona Cake Couture who suggests saving the sugar flowers from your wedding […]

After the Honeymoon comes Babymoon Bingo!

I know you’re familiar with the terms mini-moon and honeymoon but do you know about babymoons? Well, don’t think the vacations end after you’re married, your next big adventure might just be the trip before you have a baby, AKA the babymoon! I’ve brought in my favorite babymoon expert, Kristy Hall of Two and a […]

Wedding Proposal Gone Bad!

Ok, remember how I posted on what a great place the Brooklyn Bridge is for a proposal?? Imagine you’re on the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge and your boyfriend is just about to propose. (source) He opens the ring box and suddenly the engagement ring falls out and drops through the wood planks down […]

Ellen’s Best Wedding Advice…

Today’s guest post is from my friend Ellen over at To The Max!  I was one of her bridesmaids way back when and I can still remember her fun-filled wedding.  I asked her for a wedding photo to accompany her wedding advice post but she refused on the grounds of funny looking hair and sent […]

Pillow Talk: Love in 19 languages!

Looking for a cute bridal shower gift?  How fun is this International Love Pillow by Alexander Girard that says LOVE in 19 languages?  It might also be fun as a giant ring pillow… Filed under: Just for Fun, Ring pillows, bridal shower, bride, great gifts

Thinking about a Caribbean wedding? Head to the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and your wedding is free!!!

Pack your little white dress and leave the wedding planning to the experts! Now through December 19, couples who book a seven-night stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort will receive a complimentary wedding package! This is a really great deal to combine with the hotel’s Super Escape Inclusive Package starting as low as $299 […]

Got a newly engaged friend or co-worker?

This Diamond Ring Paperweight would be a great gift! I also love this Bling Ring Coffee Mug. Filed under: Just for Fun, bride, engagement, great gifts

It’s like rain, on your wedding day…

April showers bring May flowers and even the best wedding planner in the world can’t control Mother Nature.  If it looks like your wedding day has some showers in the forecast and you are dead set on an outdoor ceremony (think Jason and Molly), you’ll need some umbrellas for your guests. I like this clear […]

Hump Day Prize winner!!!

And the winner of the Hump Day Giveaway from Large Format Posters is….. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 2 Timestamp: 2009-05-07 02:23:18 UTC Elizabeth! Email me with your contact details… Filed under: Contest, photography

Jet Setter Holiday Gift Guide

Still working on your holiday shopping? Here are some ideas for the jet setters on your list: J. Crew has a great metallic Jet Setter mini-notebook ($20) and passport holder ($30) available in glittery silver, gold, turquoise and fuchsia. I don’t go anywhere without a sleep mask and the cozy Opulence Deluxe Fashion Sleep Mask […]

The most amazing Free Wedding Contest I’ve ever seen!

Who wants to win a free wedding that includes EVERYTHING and I mean everything!?!? In addition to the free wedding, you get a free engagement party and rehearsal dinner, free wedding planner, free photo and video packages, all your stationary, decor for all the parties, favors, the officiant, a DJ AND 9-piece band, hair and […]

Picture perfect prize giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a giveaway so today’s the day! UPrinting.com is offering up a free 16×20 Rolled Canvas Print! What a great way to showcase those engagement or wedding photos. To enter, just leave a comment below explaining how you would creatively use your 16×20 Canvas Print […]

Vera Wang goes modern for spring!

If you’re anti romantic ruffles, you may just fall in love with the modern designs Vera Wang showed in her spring 2011 collection.  Here are my favorites: Images from Martha Stewart Weddings. Share this: Share Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit Tumblr Print LinkedIn Google Like this: Like Loading… Related Filed under: bride, dress, fashion, Vera […]

And the Tassi winner is…

The Tassi contest winner is……. Caitlin!! Email me with your address. Share this: Share Email Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit Tumblr Print LinkedIn Google Like this: Like Loading… Related Filed under: amazing products, beauty, Contest

The Wedding Dress Sale to end all sales…..

Yup, its that time again! You’ve heard of Running of the Bulls right? Now imagine brides chasing wedding dresses instead of animals. Yes, the Filene’s Basement “Running of the Brides” wedding gown sale is underway once again. If you need a dress and want a bargain, this event is for you. If you’re traveling this […]

Vintage Travel – Free Virtual Rubber Stamps for you DIY Gals

I saw these on iDiY and I think they’d be so great for a vintage travel inspired Save the Date card, escort cards or even wedding invitation RSVPs. Click here for the full story and directions for downloading the free vintage postcard Epherma Brushes. (images from Le Blahg) Filed under: DIY, escort cards, free, invitations, […]

Put a ring on it – Take 2! Wedding Ring Photography…

Since my Mexican vacation wedding ring photography post was such a hit, I thought I’d continue the series with the latest ring pics from my Arizona trip. As you can see, there were plenty of fun Southwestern backdrops including cool cactus trees, fun statues and red rocks. And, if you missed the post on tips […]

Spring into Romance at the Coolest Honeymoon Hotspot in the Catskills

Globetrotting Cindy is back on the hunt for the finest romantic getaways. Today, she reviews The Roxbury Motel, one of the best-kept secret in the Catskills, New York.  Check out her report… If you’re looking for the standard cookie cutter luxury hotel room, then the Roxbury is not for you!  When you walk into your room, you […]

Summer Loving – Take a break from wedding planning and score a travel bargain

Summer vacations are the best and the deals now are better than ever! So put the wedding planning on hold for a bit (I promise, your fiance will thank you) and hit the road. (source) If you’re in the market for a cruise bargain or cheap hotel rooms, book them fast. Need some inspiration? Seabourn […]

Win a free wedding website for a year, right here!

Every couple needs a wedding website to share details for the big day, post pictures, share registry information, track RSVPS, etc., etc. etc.  A lot of the free wedding websites have the basics but the formats usually leave a lot to be desired. Newly launched Weddingjojo is a great wedding announcement site worth checking out.  […]

Put a ring (or necklace) on it!

Need a fun place to store your ever growing collection of engagement and wedding jewelry? Check out these fun nature inspired pieces from Urban Outfitters: Ceramic Tree Jewelry Stand Dogwood Tree Jewelry Stand Tree Catchall Oak Jewelry Stand Ginko Tree Jewelry Stand Filed under: bride, engagement, great gifts, jewelry, wedding rings, weddings

Amazing Wedding Cakes: Ruffles here, there and everywhere!

Does your wedding gown feature ruffles upon ruffles?  You may want consider one of these amazing wedding cakes with ruffles here, there and everywhere… Who says wedding cakes (or gowns) need to be white?  Check out this peachy tower of ruffles from a piece o’ CAKE. Globetrotting Bride – Amazing Wedding Cakes How pretty is […]

It’s as easy as ABCD!

Not only is Amy of ABCD Designs one of my favorite bloggers and Twitters, she’s also an extremely talented invitation designer! She’s got amazing style, a knack for envisioning, a keen sense for details AND shes also a worldly globetrotter! Check out this elaborate invitation suite she designed for a Nicole and Michael’s destination wedding […]