Wedding Planning Tips

Oscar Style Inspiration

Last night’s Oscars were full of style inspiration for your Connecticut wedding. Many of the gowns seemed like they could easily switch from red carpet to a wedding with almost no changes.

One of the best gowns was Jennifer Carpenter’s Dior Couture gown. The Best Actress winner wore a pale pink and white dress with a gorgeous layered look. It had a long fitted bodice that went softly into a mermaid-style skirt.

Another bridal-ready outfit was Amy Adams’ Oscar de la Renta gown. With a pale blue tone, the full, feathery skirt and sparkling bodice would be perfect for a spring or summer bride.

There were also plenty of dresses that would be great for the bridal party. With lots of red dresses on show, it might be the big color trend for the end of 2013.

Whether you loved Jennifer Carpenter’s dress or want something more unconventional, you’re certain to find plenty of bridal inspiration at our wedding shows. They include everything a Connecticut bride needs to plan her big day.

Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Eyecandy Photography

This week we want to introduce you to the very talented Eyecandy Photography.

Eyecandy Wedding Photography

This Connecticut-based company specializes in wedding and portrait photography. They look to record the precious memories of your life.

Eyecandy Wedding Photography

As you can see, Eyecandy is excellent at capturing the vibrant beauty of your special moments. They approach your photos with an artistic flair, giving you wedding photos that you’ll cherish forever.

Eyecandy Photography

They understand the importance of capturing your very special event and to preserve those moments for many years to come. 

 Eyecandy Wedding Photography

Eyecandy’s portraits are truly special, and they capture the sense of fun and family in group shots. They are a perfect choice for any style of wedding, and for any family portrait photo shoot.

Eyecandy Photography

If you are planning an event in the Connecticut area, they invite you to get in touch to discuss your photography needs. 

To find out more about Eyecandy Photography, come to one of our shows, or find them in our vendor directory.

Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Fred Astaire Dance Studios

If you’re planning your big day, you’re probably already thinking about what you’ll do for your first dance. Whether or not you and your fiance are experienced dancers, you’ll be sure to benefit from a few dance lessons.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios is one of the many great wedding vendors you’ll be able to meet at our shows. The Fairfield County company has three convenient locations, with studios in Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Brookfield.

The instructors at each studio are ready to teach you a few moves for your first dance. Taking dance lessons can be a great way of having a date night with your fiance and stepping away from the stress of getting everything set for your wedding day.

Of course, dance lessons are also a great way to keep fit. As a fun exercise, it’s a favorite for brides looking to tone up before their wedding.

Dance lessons aren’t just for the bride and groom, though. A growing trend is to have a dance instructor on hand at the wedding to teach guests a few moves!

To find out more about the Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Fairfield County, come to one of our shows or get in touch through our vendor directory!

Wedding Planning Tips

Do you have your tickets yet?

Our next bridal expo is only 13 days away. Have you got your tickets yet?

The Riverview Bridal Show in Simsbury is perfect for any bride looking to plan her wedding. We’ll have plenty of vendors for you to meet, plus the first 50 brides through the door will have the chance to win $25,000 towards their wedding!

The event is sponsored by After Hours DJ Entertainment, who you’ll be able to talk to at the event.

A wedding expo is a huge help to any bride, whether you’ve just gotten engaged or are getting married soon. At our shows, you’ll be able to book everything from transportation to honeymoon travel.

You’ll also have a chance to win lots of great door prizes, as well as one grand prize of a fantastic honeymoon! With all this on offer, why wouldn’t you go?

If you want to find out more about the Riverview show, our future shows, or any of our vendors, get in touch today!

Wedding Planning Tips

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.

Wedding Planning Tips

Get a Wonderful Wedding Cake

When it comes to your wedding day, the cake maybe isn’t the most time-consuming item to sort out – but it’s certainly important to the extent that you want to get it absolutely right.

So how do you go about ensuring your cake – set to appear in hundreds of wedding day photos of your big day – is absolutely right for you?

Checklist for Your Wedding Cake

  • Make a scrap book of photographs of cakes you admire and keep referring to them to see which cake you like best. Try and picture this with your chosen color scheme and theme
  • If all of the above work, then it’s time to alert the individual who is preparing the cake for you. Try and give them as much notice as possible (after all, if they’re good they are going to be pretty booked up anyhow)
  • Don’t just stick to traditional cake flavors. You really can have any flavor you like, you know. It’s your big day. Cinammon, lemon, mint – they’re all there for the taking!

For help with any aspect of wedding planning please contact us here at Wedding Steps and we will be more than delighted to help.

Wedding Planning Tips

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.