Carlos and Christie in Puerto Rico - July 2013
Carlos pops the questions in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Welcome to wedding central. You've probably heard me talk about the fact that my oldest son, Carlos, is getting married! Ever since Carlos proposed to my future DIL, Christie, on a mountain top in Steamboat Springs on Valentine's eve, we've been knee deep in planning a destination wedding in Puerto Rico next February! Between choosing the caterer, the venue, the flowers, the colors, the dress, the music, (the list goes on) it's mind boggling how many details there are to consider when planning a wedding. To make a bride's life easier, HSN has a beautiful Bridal Boutique that's filled with great ideas to make shopping for gifts for the wedding party (and for herself) a breeze. By the way, in a future blog I plan to write about how to choose the right "Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom" dresses - now that's a whole nother story!
All brides are on a budget and one way to save big on the ring is to try out something in Absolute! More brides are finding that a good way to figure out what ring is right for her, is to buy an affordable ring in CZ first. Not sure of the cut or style you're looking for? Not to worry - Our affordable Absolute Simulated diamond rings will allow you to try on and wear your dream ring without committing the the huge diamond expense right away.....
Take Your Pick . .
For the classic princess look, Absolute Princess Center with Pavé Sides Ring will be the ring for you. With its square shoulders, Victoria Wieck Absolute Kaleidoscope 2-Piece Ring Set gives you a clean and modern look - perfect for the fashion forward bride. For the bride who appreciates high design, there is Jean Dousset 3.14ct Absolute Classics Cushion 3-Stone Ring. If you are the bride who likes to give a nod to the past, yet is looking forward to your future, Xavier 4.73ct Emerald-Cut And Baguette Sides 2-Piece Ring Set is just for you! Along with princess cut stones you'll find round, marquise and pear shapes in many different styles and carat weights. Also, be sure to check out the wedding band section where you'll find affordable, engravable wedding bands for both the bride and the groom.
A wedding is a celebration of your love for the most important person in your life and a time when your other loved ones help you make your dream become a reality. Celebrate them with a gorgeous gift! For your groom and his groomsman - give a gift that will last forever in the form of Stainless Steel Oval Engraved Stainless Steel Cuff Links which are even more memorable when engraved. Speaking of engraving, honor your maid of honor with a spectacular Engravable Heart Mirror Compact which she will look at every day and remember your friendship. Another great idea for your bridesmaids is the gift of peals. Imperial Pearls Cultured Pearl Necklace and Earring Set is a perfect gift for your bridesmaids, plus if you prefer a uniform look for your girls, these pearls are special enough to wear on the big day!
Tradition has it that every bride needs something old, new, borrowed and blue. Here is something new and blue for you! How do you match the tears of happiness in your eyes? With Colleen Lopez 8.8ct London Blue Sterling Silver Earrings. Colleen Lopez 9.98ct London Blue Topaz Bracelet dainty enough not to overpower your other jewelry, yet deeply colored enough to bring the most elegance out of your wedding look. For a touch of blue in your up do - check out this lovely Heidi Daus Art Deco hair clip - chic and fabulous, just like you!
Your dress fits to a T your hair is perfectly coiffed, and your makeup is impeccable. Now its time to put the icing on the cake! No matter what your hairstyle, Xavier 4.7ct Absolute Fan-Shaped Chandelier Drop Earrings will bring an extra radiance to an already glowing bride! What bracelet could possibly measure up to your sparkling engagement ring? Xavier 4.04ct Absolute 5-Row Simulated Pearl Bracelet of course! The five rows of pearls anchored by the stunning retro piece, makes this a definite heirloom piece. If you want a necklace that is equally gorgeous, yet simply more understated, the Jean Doussett 40.55ct Absolute 18" Tennis Necklace is perfect for showing off your beautiful face.
It is time for your Cinderella moment! From first dance to the bon voyage, Betsy Johnson "Bells' Satin Tango Pump with Ankle Strap is a shoe that will go any wedding dress and its ankle strap will allow to you to remain secure in your shoes all night long. Maybe you have a tall groom on your hands, or maybe you just love the glamour of a platform, but there is no maybe when it comes to the Betsy Johnson "Wish" Rhinestone Platform Pump which will not only help you have height in your pictures, but will dazzle the platform loving bride as well! Princess gown? Sleek silk gown? The Betsy Johnson Gown Pump with Jewel Bow will go with any gown, plus it is beautiful enough to pass down to your daughter someday!
These are just a few ideas to help you look ravishing from head to toe on your big day. Be sure to check out HSN's Bridal Boutique for more ideas for making your wedding day a dream come true - Here comes the bride!