Pretty Princesses


Ah, to be a princess…there have been a mulitude of royal weddings in the past several years, each bride wearing custom couture gowns (L to R: Valentino, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen). Princess Madeleine of Sweden (left) is the most recent and looked simply stunning.

As we drool over these gowns, we see several traditional elements emerge: lace, cinched waists, veils that go on forever, simple white bouquets, covered shoulders, tiaras. Well, maybe tiaras aren’t that traditional, as most brides don’t have royal jewels at their disposal. I love an unconventional and dramatic wedding gown as much as the next girl, but there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll still be drooling over these traditional beauties in 50 years!

One step closer…

It was a big day here in Colorado as Governor Hickenlooper signed a civil unions bill into law…not only is this exciting (and overdue) for our state, but it’s also exciting for our industry!

The Denver Post reports that the new law will create “a business opportunity for ceremony planners and hotels, as well as financial planners and attorneys.” The Gay Wedding Institute is already on the right track, certifying industry experts in the best ways to understand and help this community. We are so happy to be moving forward and hope this is just one more step on the path to legal gay marriage in the entire U.S. Let’s keep spreading the love…let’s be honest, everyone deserves a spectacular wedding day!

Read more: Colorado civil unions could boost wedding, financial planning business – The Denver Post