Right before NYFW, my sister got engaged to her fiance which gave me something amaing to add to my plate that never ends up being empty - Maid of Honor and Wedding Planner. As you know, any life event that I take on, comes here to Kitten Lounge. Prior to NYFW, Fridays contained content geared towards brides and now that Fashion Month is over, I'm pleased to share that Wed Wednesdays is dedicated to this exciting time. With an upcoming Oct wedding (next year of course), I was glad that Bridal Week took place over these past few days so that I could understand what my sister was interested in and allowed us to bond with our mom as well!
For me, no wedding search could start without going to Romona Keveza which not only does bridal but evening gowns. Above is a round up of my favorite looks that hit the runway at the St Regis Hotel over the weekend on Saturday! I have to say that we were able to enjoy seeing her affordable line - Legends, The Romona Keveza Collection and then the evening wear line. I love that there was a segment that was an ode to 007 - James Bond. Above there are dresses that I am obsessed with, such as the champagne/blush hue which is perfect for an engagement dinner, engagement party, etc. I also love (on the lower left hand corner) this ice blue (although it looked grey to me) dress. This gave me the idea that I definitely would want a wedding gown in this hue as I love grey. Of course our purpose was to see body styles that my sister liked - how could I not love the dress on the lower right which is definitely up her alley!
I can't wait to take you on our journey as official planning beging Nov 1st - come back for tips and definitely ask questions. For those who are interested in finding out how one goes about planning a wedding as well as how one goes about her duties of Maid of Honor - this is also a fab resource for you too!
So with New York Fashion Week being days away as well as the simultaneous launch of Shoe Week, I was slightly taken aback when I received some invites for upcoming bridal shows taking place in Oct. Now I cover bridal, that's not the issue; however, this season it has more meaning since my sister is newly engaged! So this season, it will be me covering but also have my mom and sister there to view the designs!
Although my sister will have a destination wedding, I'm pumped about doing the fun things like running errands and how about us doing this in cute hoodies she can rock the Victoria's Secret bride hoodie and I can have one that says Maid of Honor! We can also have matching cropped sweat pants from the brand. I never go anywhere without oversized sunglasses and this pair by Givenchy is perfect!
My sister and I will be running around and yet again, what's more fun then buddy bags! This bag is cute and perfect for my sister (although I would rock the gunmetal hue of this in violet) by . I love to rock a fun nail hue from Butter London and this hue is so fun when you ensure that your steps are also in the colorstory! In addition, I'm loving that we can stay comfy with my favorite flip flops from Havaianas. Keeping it in the something blue family, you're able to tie it into a wedding theme, a spa day for the bridal party etc. If you've yet to check out Havaiana's Hot Summer Nights campaign on Facebook, you'll want to see how you can get in on the fun by using your own summer as the backdrop to be eligible to win a trip to Brazil!
As you know I continue with fun ideas to think about my sister's upcoming nuptials! I love the fact that the Destination Wedding allows you to be transported geographically. This fab Del Mar church as well as reception area is amazing and begs to have a lavish and intimate wedding!
People ask what Kitten Lounge is about and it talks about the core areas of fashion, style, beauty and travel. But it's also a place where it evolves as I do! This means that many of my Kittens who read this know about my design collaborations, HSN appearances, spokeswork and now I add another title - Maid of Honor! My sister and her fiance (wow first time I have used this work to refer to my Brother in Law to be) made it official this week and plan to be married next year! Although I have been in a wedding and have attended a few more, I have never been a Maid of Honor and can't wait to take on the duties that I know I will come to me like second nature. Although many details may stay a secret as the groom should be surprised, each Friday you'll hear about what a Maid of Honor should expect to do and all the things that involve that.
These responsibilities are those that I welcome and I know that there may be others that may want to know what options are out there and how we're going on about our process! The next year or so will be a lot of fun and a way for me to think about what I think I would want to do when it is my time - until then, I'll be the best and most researched Maid of Honor and it's yet another journey that readers can take on with me.
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