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Often times brides will borrow something from their mom or grandma for their “something borrowed”. As an alternative, the team at Martha Stewart Weddings suggest borrowing instead your dad’s or grandad’s bow tie as a pretty and personal addition to your bouquet.

I am so smitten with these wedding day posters available from Alexander & Co! They would look great in just about anyone’s space and are a lovely reminder of your wedding day (not to mention a helpful anniversary date reminder for an absent-minded spouse).  They have lot of designs to choose from and can customized with your wedding date, names, and even your hair color.

The two lovely ladies at Eberjay have a line of lingerie that is not only very flattering and feminine but also super comfortable. Their philosophy is “the layer worn closest to the heart should should express happiness, love, and confidence- all the things that make a woman truly beautiful.” Love that! The pretty pieces are perfect for a honeymoon and comfortable enough wear when you get home too.

Did you know you can shine a groom’s scuffed shoes with the inside of a banana peel? You do now! More save-the-day tips for your destination wedding can be found here.

Check out how sweet and pretty this paper bouquet is, handmade by the bride herself. Even though I’m a big fan of fresh flowers at a wedding, I love the idea of being able to save your bouquet as a keepsake and potentially be able to hand it down your kids. For more non-traditional keepsake bouquet ideas, check out this past blog.

photography by Kim Le Photography

This romantic, real-life beach proposal shoot was captured by Troy Grover Photographers

Check out the super sexy designs from Mikoh Swimwear, perfect for a Mexico honeymoon! These flirty, unique suits help you embrace/ showcase your gorgeousness.

Take a look at this adorable wintertime proposal video. I love her reaction! I also love the idea of them having a Mexico wedding, a complete 180 in temperature from where they are now.

Red lipstick has been back for a while. (I think it’s Mad Men that did it) Seems like whenever I go out now at least half the women in the room are wearing red lipstick. But some women are still hesitant to go with such a bold color for their wedding. Common thoughts are that  it’s too harsh against the white dress, too much work to reapply, and might look dated after a while. To each her own. Personally, I love the pop of red with all the white and think it looks polished and classic. Also if  you’re having photos taken of you throughout your wedding day, you’ll probably be checking your makeup anyway. And there are plenty of makeup lines with smudge-proof lip stains for all-day wear. So if you’re the type of bride that already wears red lipstick and wants some classic glamour on her wedding day, I say go for it.

This lovely red pout was photographed by The Nichols. More photos of this wedding can be seen here.

Are you thinking of doing your own hair for you wedding day? Martha Stewart Weddings breaks down 3 different hairstyles into easy steps (with pictures!).