PERSONAL + SEQUINS | Sequins make everything amazing and hip, no? Then, Bambino vs Sequins FTW.

PERSONAL + SEQUINS | Sequins make everything amazing and hip, no? Then, Bambino vs Sequins FTW.

Happy Thursday evening, lovers. I wanna start with sequins, because why the hell not, right?  So… don’t you love how sequins can make anything look amazing and hip? For example, check out this old battery, wearing sequins:

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REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “Alone. Hands shaking. Eyes closed. Mouth open.” A guest’s biggest fear is to screw up someone else’s wedding. We present… “The Rip.”

REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “Alone. Hands shaking. Eyes closed. Mouth open.” A guest’s biggest fear is to screw up someone else’s wedding. We present… “The Rip.”

Happy evening, my loves!  Quick fyi – that gorgeous bride above?  Not the bride from today’s story.  Isn’t she adorable, though?!!  Her expression is priceless; I couldn’t NOT use this image for this post.  Her wedding is coming up very soon on TKB.  You’re gonna love the crap out it, just so you know. Here’s [...]

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PERSONAL POST | If you’re my Honey, DO NOT READ | One perfect way to turn something sad into something happy, in your daily life and on your wedding day.

PERSONAL POST | If you’re my Honey, DO NOT READ | One perfect way to turn something sad into something happy, in your daily life and on your wedding day.

I don’t really know how to start off this post.  It’s about 6:45pm east coast time on Tuesday, and here I am, slightly in shock.  And it’s not for the reason you may be thinking.  It’s not because we just lost Honey’s grandma – whose funeral was, as many of you know, yesterday.  (By the [...]

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SUPER PERSONAL | Sometimes, life kicks your face. But it also reminds you that there are only two things that truly matter in love, weddings and marriage.

SUPER PERSONAL | Sometimes, life kicks your face. But it also reminds you that there are only two things that truly matter in love, weddings and marriage.

Happiest of evenings, pretty faces.  It’s a little after 9pm in the evening here in NYC, and I’ve got some heavy stuff to share that isn’t at all what I ever wanted to share today. First, let me say that I hope your day has gone well, complete with a delicious lunch, lots of emails [...]

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REAL BRIDE ISSUES | “Our proposal will be one of my biggest regrets…” Are You Happy with the Way Your Marriage Proposal Went Down? | Also, Girls Poop, Too.

REAL BRIDE ISSUES | “Our proposal will be one of my biggest regrets…” Are You Happy with the Way Your Marriage Proposal Went Down? | Also, Girls Poop, Too.

↑ that’s how a *great* proposal can look.  but it’s not how today’s story went… For those of you not keeping track, today is Monday, the official ‘first’ day of a typical American work week.  And it is currently late on Monday afternoon for me, on the east coast.  Anyway, point is, happy Monday afternoon [...]

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REAL WEDDING ISSUES | Part II | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

REAL WEDDING ISSUES | Part II | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

ATTN MY FAMILY: Kindly refrain from reading the first paragraph of this post IF YOU WANT TO LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW. Hey lovies.  Top o’ the afternoon to ya!  Hope you guys are having a happy/productive/loving/profitable Thursday thus far.  Mostly hoping it’s happy.  I’m doing pretty well myself, despite the disturbing/frustrating fact that it’s become [...]

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LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS | They are entirely what *you* make of them… and all you need is 5 minutes.

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS | They are entirely what *you* make of them… and all you need is 5 minutes.

Happy day, darlings!  Ok, it’s weird that I just started out this post like that, because I have some unfortunate news, my friends.  It seems… well it seems it’s happened again. Remember that time when I told you about that couple fighting outside at around 3am, right under our window, and how it kept the [...]

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REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

Happy Wednesday, darlings.  Today’s post is a little different from most, and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and reactions to what we’re doing today.  Because today, a gorgeous, smart, super real, super talented, and above all exceedingly cool and kind young lady is telling her story on TKB… and it’s kind of a [...]

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{#2} CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER! Plus, here’s the big secret I’ve been cruelly torturing you with. P.S. – We cannot. decide. what to name him… sooo… lil help?

{#2} CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER! Plus, here’s the big secret I’ve been cruelly torturing you with. P.S. – We cannot. decide. what to name him… sooo… lil help?

Sorry for the slight delay in announcing the winner, you guys.  It’s sorta hard to count comments when you’ve… GOT A BRAND NEW PUPPY PISSING/POOING/GENERALLY CAUSING SHENANIGANS IN YOUR HOME! … do you love him? :)  ’Cause we’re freaking out over this little guy.

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WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

Hello and welcome to your Thursday afternoon post. :) Thanks for your patience, mes amours… got lots of uncluttering done this morning in the “studio;” felt motivated so I took the opportunity.  Very glad I did.  Plus, I gotta say, it feels like my brain has so much extra empty space in it all of [...]

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For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

Hello, dears. As all of you know, some very unfortunate recent events are currently taking their toll on Japan, and it’s only getting worse.  The fallout is intense, multifaceted and widespread. … That’s why it’s sooo important to throw all the love and support we can muster to those who need it most right now. [...]

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BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

There’s been a lot of news around these parts as of late.  Here’s some more… I am pleased to announce that The Knotty Bride is now welcoming sponsors and other forms of advertising on the blog!  TKB has grown by leaps and bounds since its relatively recent inception in October of 2009, thanks to brides, [...]

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OMG | The Wedding Chicks Talked About Me.

OMG | The Wedding Chicks Talked About Me.

Maybe you can imagine my excitement when I saw this over on one of my favorite wedding blogs ever: If that’s too tiny, for God’s sake go check out the post on the Wedding Chicks’ blog.  They are AWESOME, and I’m not just saying that because of the massive shout out love they gave me [...]

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{ HUMAN LOVE } Apparently, I’m hotter than one Miss Penélope Cruz.

{ HUMAN LOVE } Apparently, I’m hotter than one Miss Penélope Cruz.

In a weak moment, while laying across the bed one night as the fiancé washed up, I said, passively: “Sometimes I wish I was as beautiful as Penélope Cruz.”  And you know what fiancé said?  He said: “Are you kidding?  You’re WAY better looking than Penélope Cruz.” My heart a-flutter, I lay silent for about [...]

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WEDDING GOWN + ACCESSORY LOVE | Jenny Packham | That Hot Oscars Gown + How You Can Make it Sparkle…

WEDDING GOWN + ACCESSORY LOVE | Jenny Packham | That Hot Oscars Gown + How You Can Make it Sparkle…

Miley Cyrus wore this sparkling beauty of a gown at the Oscars, and I had mixed feelings about it.  First, check it out on one of Packham’s (especially angry looking) models.  A lovely gown, it is.  I’m a fan of the yellow backdrop, as well.  It’s bright and uplifting, but, most of all, seems to [...]

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CELEBRITY WEDDING LOVE | Who: Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney | When: Feb. 27 | Where: Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.

CELEBRITY WEDDING LOVE | Who: Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney | When: Feb. 27 | Where: Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.

As you may remember, I was pretty shocked/impressed by the evident success of this rather unlikely couple.  And now look – they’re married.  I guess love truly does conquer all – even when one of the lovers totally chose a different chick, got sick of her, and then went back to the other one, because [...]

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FREE TICKET LOVE ☺ Wedding Bootcamp! ~ By The Wedding Salon & Dylan’s Candy Bar

FREE TICKET LOVE ☺ Wedding Bootcamp! ~ By The Wedding Salon & Dylan’s Candy Bar

Wanna feel like a kid in a candy store?  Like, for reals? Then I suggest attending The Wedding Bootcamp, brought to you by The Wedding Salon & Dylan’s Candy Bar!  If you decide to go, don’t miss out on this sweet deal… You and a friend can go… for freeeeeeeeee! Just click here to go to [...]

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♡ WEDDING PARTY! ♡ First Installment… Inspiration + Fashion + Wedding Pro Tips from This Weekend’s Wedding Library Event in NYC

♡ WEDDING PARTY! ♡ First Installment… Inspiration + Fashion + Wedding Pro Tips from This Weekend’s Wedding Library Event in NYC

As most of you already know, this past Saturday I attended one of the most FABULOUS wedding events around.  It was, of course, the “Wedding Party,” and it was bananas.  I’ll be presenting new photos and inspiration from the event every single day this week.  Let’s begin, shall we? Commencing with our star players: the [...]

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| WEDDING PARTY ~ this Saturday, Feb 20 | :: A Bridal Event by the Wedding Library!!! ::

| WEDDING PARTY ~ this Saturday, Feb 20 | :: A Bridal Event by the Wedding Library!!! ::

So, my birthday is this Saturday, and while I don’t feel like crawling into a hole, I’m certainly not immune to that tinge of dismay most of us inevitably experience as we get older.  I have to admit that ever since turning 27 – the age at which I unchecked the “Show Year” box on [...]

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD | there’s something about Carrie… | “Hmm, it’s Nice… But Do You Have it in White?”

CARRIE UNDERWOOD | there’s something about Carrie… | “Hmm, it’s Nice… But Do You Have it in White?”

Awww, just look at them.  Aren’t they adorable? Carrie with her fiance, hockey player Mike Fisher { 1, 2, 3 } As we’ve come to expect from Carrie, she was a vision walking the red carpet, this time at the 2010 Grammy Awards in LA this past Sunday, January 31. The details: On her ears: [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part I } | California on my mind | “Meyer Lemon, Lime and Quinoa Pudding Cakes” by Cannelle et Vanille

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS { Part I } | California on my mind | “Meyer Lemon, Lime and Quinoa Pudding Cakes” by Cannelle et Vanille

While in California about a week and a half ago, I stayed a number of nights with my dear aunt and uncle at their extraordinary coastal ranch home.  It’s such a privilege to spend time there, for myriad reasons.  Seeing as we live on opposite sides of the country, quality time with that side of [...]

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WEDDING PHOTO LOVE | real wedding ~ CA { Part I } | Steve and Kelly, LA Backyard Wedding by Sarah Yates

WEDDING PHOTO LOVE | real wedding ~ CA { Part I } | Steve and Kelly, LA Backyard Wedding by Sarah Yates

On a visit to A Cup of Joe, I discovered a path to one of the prettiest weddings currently floating around in the ether, and featured on Once Wed.  Sarah Yates, the amazing photographer tasked with capturing this wedding – whose out-of-this-world talent makes my jaw drop repeatedly with every additional wedding she posts – [...]

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