Wedding Planning Tips

Get Inspired by Kimye

The big wedding news this week is the nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The couple finally tied the knot at a lavish ceremony in Italy. It followed an equally luxurious rehearsal dinner at Versaille.

While the over-the-top wedding might not be within your budget, there is plenty you can use for your Connecticut wedding. Here are a few things that can be used to inspire you:

Flowers: One of the stand-out elements of the ceremony was the 20-foot wall of flowers they had constructed as a backdrop. The combination of white roses and peonies is a classic wedding choice and perfect for your big day, too.

Dresses: Kim had a wardrobe change during the reception, offering her the chance to show off another designer dress. For your wedding, having a reception gown can allow you to change into something that is better for dancing the night away.

Maids: Kim’s bridesmaids, her sisters, were all dressed in white. This is a huge trend and one that gives a clean, elegant style to the wedding party. Look for a plain white dress style for your maids that offsets the glamor of your wedding gown.

To find out more about planning your perfect wedding, and to meet our area’s best vendors, come to one of our upcoming bridal shows.


Photo: Flickr/St.John’sFlowerGuild


Did Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Have a Secret Wedding?

According to the actress, the answer to the latest rumor about the couple is a firm no.

When Angelina Jolie went to the Democratic Republic of Congo on a humanitarian trip, she was spotted wearing a gold band rather than her diamond engagement ring. As soon as it was spotted, the rumors started flying that she and fiance Brad Pitt had managed to pull off a super-secret wedding.

However, upon her return to Los Angeles, she answered a question from a TMZ cameraman about the ring’s meaning. She said it was not a wedding band.

While Brad’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, is set to get married this spring, it’s expected that Brangelina won’t be far behind. The current best guess is that they’re planning something for May, possibly at the home they own in the South of France.

With so much to put together for a wedding, Brad and Angelina might be busy the next few months. If you’re planning your Connecticut wedding, coming to a Wedding Steps bridal expo can make planning easy and fun!


Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis engaged!

Actress Olivia Wilde and Saturday Night Live funnyman Jason Sudeikis have announced their engagement. Jason popped the question to Olivia over the holidays.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

The couple, who have been dating since 2011 and living together since last year, haven’t said anything about their wedding plans yet, though it will no doubt be a great celebrity wedding to watch. Both Olivia and Jason are becoming big stars, with each having two movies coming out this year.

We don’t know what they’re planning, but if they’re like most newly engaged couples, they’re enjoying sharing the news with their friends and family. The couple frequently travel, both for work and pleasure, so they might even be scoping out wedding locations, too.

For most brides, attending a bridal show can be a great way to get a lot of planning done quickly. We’d love to see Olivia and Jason at one of our bridal shows. If you want to attend one, get in touch with more information about our next show!

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Olympic figure skater Michelle marries

Two-time US Olympic figure skater medal winner Michelle Kwan married her Coast Guard fiance in Rhode Island this weekend. Lt. Clay Pell and Michelle tied the knot at the 200 year old First Unitarian Church in Providence where they had invited 250 guests.

Kwan, who was in tears while walking down the aisle, wore an ivory, strapless Vera Wang wedding dress with scalloped hemline. The designer has made many of the skater’s dresses in the past.

Her husband, aged 31, is a director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House and a Lieutenant in the US Coast Guard (whose full dress uniform he wore for the ceremony).

Kwan, 32, has won more ice skating medals for America than anyone in history. Her accolades include a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and a bronze at the 2002 Winter Games.

For more information and help about wedding planning and organization speak to our Conneticut team here at Wedding Steps.

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Celebs Talk Weddings…

Matt Langer and Shenae Grimes, both hot star from Californian show 90210 are getting excited about their forthcoming nuptials – even though Grimes only got engaged last month!

Both actors were overheard at a big get-together recently, discussing wedding planning topics such as themes, colors and locations. See – the stars are just like us!

Pic Credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

Lanter, 29, and girlfriend Angela Stacy are set to wed in fall 2013 while Grimes, 23, hasn’t made any concrete plans yet – far as we know – with musician Josh Beech.

Lanter, told US Weekly magazine recently that he was plunged into indecision over the choice of colors for his wedding and other “crazy details.”

Incidentally, keep watching the show for a possible rekindled romance between the pair whose characters dated in a show’s past life.

Meanwhile, if you need help with any aspect of wedding planning then please contact us here at Wedding Steps where we’d be more than delighted to help.