Monday, July 6, 2015

Heading Home

Hope all of my UnBrides had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I was fortunate enough to be back home in Ohio to celebrate with family and friends. In my book, nothing beats a little sweet corn and sparklers!

Next week, Kyle and I are heading to Europe for my 30th Birthday. It will be a success as long as I come back clot free! Anyways, after our trip, we have, you guessed it - another wedding!

I'll be back in August with tons of stories, but until then take care and take some time out for yourselves this summer. 

Talk soon!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Must Have Summer Beauty Products

Celebrity Makeup Artist & Expert on TLC's Dare to Wear, Mathias Alan, is back and chatting with me all about the Must Have Beauty Products for this summer and bridal season! For all of you schweaty girls like me out there, Mathias even talks about deodorant for your face! Yes, you read that right. Who knew!

Enjoy all of these makeup must have's and beauty secrets for this summer season!

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Leave any questions or comments you have on the video and we will be sure to answer any you may have!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Charney & Rasheem : Foster Ambitions Photography

Meet Charney & Rasheem, by far the most dapper couple we've ever featured on I Guess I Do! While it may seem like no detail was overlooked, the couple may have forgotten to sign the most important one - the marriage license! Enjoy Charney's story in her own words below...
We wanted a wedding that displayed an African flair while exhibiting a sense of classic elegance. Our goal was simple, incorporate details that gave a nod to culture and blend it with our New Jersey roots by hosting it in our hometown among our closest family and friends. In honor of tradition, we took part in a "Tasting of the Elements" ceremony to demonstrate a commitment to remaining together no matter what life may bring. 

Our wedding day was filled with so many memorable moments that we will cherish forever. Looking back, what made our wedding extra special was Rasheem's grandmother, who was battling cancer, got to see her grandson get married before passing away three weeks later.

1. Every bride's nightmare is having to deal with WEDDING CRASHERS. Lucky us, we were fortunate to have guests attend who DID NOT RSVP. What a disaster! Thank goodness my venue was accommodating.

 2. We were so caught up into our wedding day we actually forgot to sign the WEDDING CERTIFICATE ! Yikes.

 3. At the reception my beautiful Enzoani dress ripped! Luckily, this diva had dress #2 waiting in the bridal room :)

 4. Note to self... Hire a videographer next time ! I was so overwhelmed I missed out on a few moments, I can only hear stories about :(

5. Last but not least, although we practiced this a million times with our coordinator. We were so nervous we got a little bit confused at the alter regarding the proper hand the wedding bands go on ! lol

Venue: The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees, NJ  Photographer: Derrell Foster & Gary Edmundson of Foster Ambitions Photography  All Wedding Decor (Centerpieces, Flowers, Signs): Parishell Studios, Hi Nella, NJ: Artist/CEO Linda Shelley Custom Wedding Cake: Karen Baxter Wedding Coordinator: Catherine Brooks Assistant Coordinator: Lucia Brooks Bride MUA: Courtney Singleton, MAC Email: Bridesmaid, Mother, Grandmother MUA : @MakeupbyChristalYS Bride Hair: Amavi Salon; Stylist/Owner: Ngozi David Bridal Hanger: Two Broads Design Here Comes the Bride Sign: 4 Love Polka Dots Personalized Wooden Tags: 4 Love Polka Dots Wedding Programs/Mini Mags: Unlike Juliet  Bridal Shoes: Gucci Bridal Gown: Blue By Enzoani (Brides Against Breast Cancer)  Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle  Groom Dinner Jacket: Jos A. Bank Groomsmen Tux: Vera Wang Black Bridal Reception Dress: Renee France Designs, Berlin , NJ  Bridesmaid Custom Tribal Belts: Renee France Designs Groom & Groomsmen Custom Bow Tie/Ties : Renee France Designs Flower Girl Dresses: Renee France Designs Veil: Windfall Bridal, Toronto, Canada Groom Shoes: Calvin Klein