guest blog: bride’s best friend.
SUPER excited to have our latest guest blogger on board! Meet Heather – native New Yorker whose first love is traveling the globe. Her wit, fashion sense and dedication to bridesmaid duties make it very clear why she is the bride’s best friend…
While I can’t provide the typical bride point-of-view, being on this journey alongside my bride has given me an insight into the world of bridal planning. Hot on the heels of my latest travel adventure, I have returned to reality with a mailbox overflowing with wedding invitations.
My first wedding, a July destination in sunny Puerto Rico is a white only party. Parallel to the idea exhibited in Solange Knowles wedding, I am required to wear white…. my motivation for a major slim down in the next couple months. Though the dress must be white, the accessory policy is quiet liberal, which means that I can play up my personality through shoes, bags and jewels!
Always eager to prepare early my first goal is to slim down and though I love my carbs… I have instituted a no bread policy or more accurately a limited white flour policy, because lets face it… Who can completely cut out bread? However, as an eternal sweet eater, recipes like Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding keep me from stuffing my face.
I have my heart set on a Halston Heritage number and there is a snug one sitting within a garment bag in my closet. As part of the bridal party, it is necessary to participate in a shopping excursion with my bride-to-be but the dress was so beautiful and came with a generous return policy, so I couldn’t help sitting with it for a couple of weeks. For those brides who are not opting for a white only wedding, the dress is also a perfect for a bridal shower or bachelorette party because it is universally flattering while being impeccably stylish!
In additional to the dress, a girl is never complete without the proper accessories. For jewelry I turned to Nina Shoes, a go-to brand for bridal and evening footwear. While they are known for their shoes, they have a wonderful bridal and jewelry selection. This season the Swarovski infused celestial collection is perfect, with its star studded sparkled pieces.
Though the wedding is a few months away, it is an obligation of any bridesmaids (and a best friend) to help out when needed. My bride, a non-demanding corporate professional has excellent taste. Currently, we are on the hunt for sky-high heels to pair perfectly with her beautiful gown. My suggestion is for some bold, colorful heels to complement her style and the beautiful location. Before we hit the department stores and boutiques, we are option for a trip to the Gilt Warehouse Sale to see if we are lucky enough to find some designer duds at bargain prices.
As for now, my friend’s destination wedding is a work in progress, with all the details to be determined. Our search for affordability without sacrificing style is keeping my free time occupied.
P.S. – Stay tuned for all the deets of my adventures at the Gilt Sale and dress shopping!