Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Dress?

 

I cannot confirm nor deny that this is my stunning dream dress. heh. 🙂

xoxo,
B

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Tattoos: Show or cover up?

I have 1 tattoo on my upper back. It’s in the shape of a shadow of a cross. I’ve had it since I was 18 and it’s the only one I will ever have.
Now while M and I have no problems with my tattoo (prefered if I hadn’t done it though..) I am not sure I want it on display on the wedding day. Plus the ‘dream dress’ has kind of a low back so there’s no chance of hiding it. So I’m thinking of concealing it with makeup.

I’ve researched about the procedure and how to go about doing it with what kind of products. They say you need 3 shades of concealer. Start from the lightest and work to the darkest, making sure the darkest fits the skin colour. Let the product dry onto the skin after each layer. When finished with all 3 layers, powder and let dry completely.

Sounds easy dosen’t it? Well, I did a test run on myself the other day, almost gave myself a neckache trying to reach my back all the time.. Not. Easy. At. All. I used the camoflauge palette from Kryolan which is highly pigmented, thick and paste-y. Even then I need 7 layers to get the kind of coverage I needed!!!

I’m planning to get my sister, who has countless of tattoos of her own and help me coverup while I’m getting ready.

sigh. Slightly panicking now.

Any of you girls needed to cover up for your wedding? What did you use??
xoxo,
B

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Bridesmaids dresses are here!

Pictures courtesy of BFF from all the way from Melbourne, Australia!

Dresses were from boohoo.com. I’m loving it!! All 3 dresses cost me $190. Wayy under budget 🙂

xoxo,
B

DIY Flower Crowns!

After BFF made a request to wear them I decided to grant her wish and make all my bridesmaids wear one! Flower crowns are all the rage now. I’m hoping they’ll still in style next year.  :/

Anyhoooo, here’s a simple tutorial to make a “half flower crown”. I thought having the whole round crown might be a little too much especially since their dresses are so simple. Half Crowns allow for the chic/boho look without looking overwhelming!

Cost: $11.90 for 21 stalks of foam flowers that made all 3 crowns. So each crown cost me $3.90 🙂
Supplies: Foam flowers from Spotlight @ Plaza Singapura.

1. Prepare 7 wired flower stalks.
2. Bend each one at a 90 degree angle just below the flower, this will create the path on which you will connect other flowers.
3. Take another flower and begin to bend it, and wrap the excess wire along the first one.
4. Continue bending and wrapping each additional flower till you are done.
5. Try on the crown and make sure it fits the curve of your head.
6. When wearing, place pins along the crown, securing it to the hair.

Ta-dah! Feedback from the girls is that they love it. I hope they’re not saying to appease me though! I got a slightly pink one for my maid of honour and cream for the other 2 girls.

What do you think of it? Quite a cheap craft right?! Let me know. 🙂
xoxo,
B

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Updates!

Free items from Lightinthebox.com came in on Wednesday! Once again, thank lightinthebox.com, you guys are awesome!

Things I got for my 30bucks voucher:

1. 1 x Austrian Drilling hair comb 

2. 15 x White Foam Flowers

 

Both products were of great quality.. would definitely recommend the hair comb, the flowers are slightly too big for a flower crown. May make the girls look like clowns. :/ But they are very pretty. Need to find a new use for them now..

So another update, M & I have bought our wedding bands! We bought them from Couple Lab to save more money  🙂 He chose a simple clear silver band while mine is a rose gold colour cross band with a small cubic zirconia.  We spent around $70 for both rings which is a mighty save from getting it at Love & Co again which may potentially cost as much as $200 for the same simple design.

Again, I don’t say ours was the best way to go but we discussed about what was important to us and made the decision to go ahead with couple lab rings. I think its damn cool anyway.. 🙂 here they are!

xoxo,
B

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Found Bridemaids dress!

The long and ardeous search for the perfect bridesmaids dress is over! My (awesomest!) Maid of honour, was given the task to hunt it down for me. I gave her a tight budget of $300 for all 3 bridemaids and told her that this should cover everything from the dress to shoes to makeup to accesories. She bravely took on the challenge and 9 months later…… we found it!

At first we thought of tailoring it, but the more research I did the more worried I got! The quotes ranged from $90 – $150 SGD!! My budget was too tight to have them tailor made for the girls.. So we look to the online world for some awesome discounts.

I wanted it to fit the lace/doily theme, come in a neutral cream/pink shade and be of a Midi length for the girls to easily run around!

Places we look at to find cheap-chic BM dresses:
1. ASOS.com – UK based
2. Boohoo.com – US based
2. Dorothyperkins.com – US based
2. Forever21.com – US based
3. MDScollections.com – Singapore base
4. loveandbravery.com – Singapore base
5. lovebonito.com – Singpaore base

Some of our favourites were:

But in the end we chose this simple, elegant beauty from Boohoo.com ….


🙂 🙂 🙂 Can’t wait to see them in it! Do you think these dresses go with creamy rose flower crowns? I’m think of making it for them!

xoxo,
B

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Ideas for Bouquets

Remember my 4K package dilemma that included that beautiful dress?

Well, I’m here to tell you that… We got the package! 🙂 I spoke to M about it and we decided to go it. We probably will be saving on other areas such as flowers for the church and doing more DIY stuff but that’s all worth it when I think of that beautiful dress I will be wearing..

OMG! So freakin excited to go for my first fit in December and best of all, BFF Maid of honour will be back by then!! ❤

That dress is from The Silhouette Atelier.  Other than the made-to-measure dress, it will includes M’s suite (Jacket & Pants only) and from their external vendor 86Creation Florist, my bouquet, 6 boutonnières (or as they call it in Singapore, corsages) and bridal car decor.

Suddenly I got to thinking what kind of bouquets I should be carrying! I want something sweet, romantic yet with unstated glamour, after all I am wearing a fully laced gown, this bouquet should hold up well to the dress. Maybe something, pale pink and white?

I’ve been pinning around on Pinterest, and these are some of my favourites…

Source: bellethemagazine.com via Denise on Pinterest

Source: stylemepretty.com via Denise on Pinterest

 

And these for my Bridesmaids..

 

So pretty and sweet! I hope my florist will be able to create something similar for me. I have not met them yet! Will schedule something for December when BFF is back too.

xoxo,
B

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