Galia Lahav Haute Couture
Galia Lahav is my all time bridal gown designer... So its no wonder the spotlight is on the 'Dolce'
Mermaid wedding dress in ivory silk with sweetheart neckline and lace cap sleeves. Features low back with pearl buttons and lace accents, sheer details through bust and hips, and long train. Galia Lahav Haute Couture ‘La Dolce Vita’ collection.
Special thanks to #EternalBridal for showcasing this amazing #galialahav piece!
Here's the very first editors pick for the "wedding dress of the month"
I will probably be a little biased to my taste and style but this is what has caught my eye for the month of November....
This amazing dress - featured in bellethemagazine.com is a simple, form-fitting, stylish piece designed Luelly Bridal.
Lurelly brings a feminine and sensual attitude that is bold yet classy and perfect for the warmer spring season!
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Of course the wedding was perfect but if you had it to do over, what one thing would you do differently? Twelve brides share their biggest regrets from their own wedding days.
1. "The wedding was amazing. But while I had an amazing photographer, I didn't hire a professional videographer. So many wonderful moments were captured frozen in time, but there are no moving images." —Sheila
No matter how healthy you are everyone has a weakness. While it's okay to indulge occasionally, the sky-high calories, fat and carbs can throw a wrench in your healthy eating plan for your wedding day. "The easiest way to 'health-ify' a fatty favorite is to base the meal around vegetables," says registered dietician Lisa Ganguzza, MS CDN. Read on for tips from NYC-based registered dietician Rachel Stahl, CDN and Ganguzza to cut calories from some of your favorite meals.
Instead of French fries have Jicama fries
Calories: 365 calories vs. 125 calories per serving
Potatoes don't count as a healthy vegetable when they are drowned in oil and deep-fried. Ganguzza suggests baking Jicama — a crunchy root vegetable — instead.
"Jicama is lower calorie, lower carb and higher in fiber than white potatoes," she explains.
Instead of a cheeseburger have a black bean quinoa burger with avocado
Calories: 300 calories vs. 95 calories per patty
Go veggie and skip the beef and cheese. Ganguzza likes a black bean quinoa burger for a high protein, high fiber meal. The avocado adds healthy fats and the creamy texture makes you forget about the cheese. Enjoy on a whole-wheat bun or in a lettuce wrap.
Instead of spaghetti have spaghetti squash
Calories: 200 per cup vs. 42 calories per cup
Let's be honest — who stops at one cup of pasta? At 200 calories per cup plain, those extra bowls and add-ons can kill your diet. Stahl recommends subbing spaghetti squash, for added fiber, and serving it with tomato sauce or olive oil topped with fresh parmesan cheese and herbs.
Instead of pizza have Portobello mushroom pizzas
Calories: 285 calories vs. 175 calories per "slice"
"We all love a good slice of pizza, but the refined carb crust and greasy cheese does not make for healthy bodies," Garguzzo says. Instead she suggests subbing the crust for Portobello mushroom caps. Fill it with your favorite vegetables and sauce and you have a low calorie swap that fills you up.
Instead of chicken wings have cauliflower buffalo bites
Calories: 300 calories vs. 50 calories per serving
If your fiancé is a football fan, chances are Sundays are full of unhealthy food like buffalo wings. Garguzzo loves this swap that ditches breaded and deep-fried chicken wings for baked high fiber, low calorie cauliflower bites.
Instead of ice cream have frozen Greek yogurt
Calories: 500 per cup vs. 250 per cup
For brides with a sweet tooth, it can be hard to nix sugar. Stahl suggests making your own ice cream with nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt. "Greek yogurt not only maintains that creamy ice cream texture, but boasts a high protein content which is great for weight control," she notes. In addition, Stahl says, it's chock full or probiotics to aid digestion. Stahl recommends skipping versions with added sugars or fruits and adding your own healthy mix-ins like natural peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, unsalted nuts and fruit.
Wedding planning is full of bliss, excitement, and a smidge of stress. And when stress rears its ugly and panicked head, we can often lose ours in a fight with our significant other. So here are the top wedding fights you might have and expert advice on how to avoid them.
As a bride, you're well aware that being a bridesmaid definitely isn't cheap. But you also just can't help yourself: you really, really want your girls to look out of this world in their dresses. So what's a conflicted bride to do? Get creative, that's what! Turns out, there are tons of ways to help your bridesmaids save some dough on their dresses without sacrificing quality, a cohesive look or bleeding their bank accounts dry.
The bouquet; the garter toss; that something blue pinned to your dress: Have you ever taken a second to consider the purpose of all of these deeply instilled wedding traditions? Probably not because you're busy planning a wedding. But since we're wedding fanatics that fall asleep dreaming of napkin rings and invite fonts, we took the liberty to dig around and find 10 fascinating facts about the wedding traditions we've all come to know.
1. Turns out it's your "ring finger" for a reason. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
2. Queen Victoria is credited with starting the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840 — before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
3. If your bridesmaids are less than thrilled about matching dresses, tell them they're good luck! The tradition of matching maids dates back to Roman times, when people believed evil spirits would attend the wedding in attempt to curse the bride and groom (how rude). Bridesmaids were required to dress exactly like the bride in order to confuse the spirits and bring luck to the marriage.
4. On a similar note, brides traditionally wear veils because ancient Greeks and Romans believed they protected her from evil spirits.
5. The tradition of a bride wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
6. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where guests broke a loaf of bread over the bride's head for fertility's sake.
7. Ever wondered where the phrase "tying the knot" came from? In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of the bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond.
8. If you thought we were over the spirit thing, think again. According to tradition, the groom carries the bride across the threshold to valiantly protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
9. June weddings are not a new thing. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.
10. Honeymoons weren't always so luxurious. Ancient Norse bridal couples went into hiding after the wedding, and a family member would bring them a cup of honey wine for 30 days — or one moon — which is how the term "honeymoon" originated.
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