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wedding blog + planning guide for creative weddings | inspiration for DIY Brides

Brenda's Wedding Blog is your online resource for planning your dream elegant wedding. Helping you find the "wow" in weddings.

This and That {plus, the fabulous "Spring Street" wedding dress}

On June 20th, Lifetime Movie Network will be premiering "Double Wedding". And, to celebrate, they're giving away prizes. One lucky grand-prize winner will receive the fabulous "Spring Street" wedding dress designed by Season 6 "Project Runway" contestant Carol Hannah Whitfield. The first-place prize is Carol Hannah's coveted "Twinkle Cuff." Please visit My Lifetime to enter to win. {sweepstakes ends July 12}

Here's a description of the dress via the email I received:
Perfect for a nontraditional wedding or a reception dress that you can really dance in! Fantastic with a birdcage veil and shoes in your favorite color! 100% Silk Devore Satin in vines. Devore satin is a satin that has a patterned burned out, making the spaces in between the design sheer. Fitted and fully boned bodice with sweetheart neckline acts as corset and provides support. Skirt gathered at waist with multiple layers of tulle in the underskirt. Bodice lined in duchess satin, skirt lined in charmeuse. Low scooped back. Shown in natural white.

Also on TV: Battle of the Wedding Designers premieres on TLC on Friday, June 18 at 10pm ET/PT. The new series puts three A-List designers to the ultimate challenge: to design the ideal wedding with only a budget and a few details as guidance.

Karen Bussen shares Celebrity-Style Wedding Secrets and Budget-Friendly Tips

Unique Wedding Package : Your 365 Degree Wedding
Joel Smith Photography is offering a special wedding package that includes coverage of all aspects of your wedding. This package allows you the freedom to have everything covered leading up to and including your wedding day. You will receive a 60 page album that includes everything from your connection session, dress fitting, bachelor and bachelorette party and even the optional trash the dress session. For more details, please visit Joel Smith Photography's blog.

Win an all expense vacation for two to Costa Rica by telling TheBigDay.com the story of your unique first date.

Win a $2,500 Shopping Spree at Waterford.com {ends July 19th}

Tiffany & Co.'s new iPhone app launches and it's FREE
The app allows you to:
- choose an engagement ring (there are 44 on the app)
- find out information about settings/diamonds/carats/cut/metal
- pair it with a band that fits with the ring
- determine ring size by placing a ring on the screen and scrolling through sizes to find a match - perfect for the guy that's planning to surprise his girl with a ring :)
- make an appointment to go in store or set up a call with a consultant

The Bride's Lounge in New Orleans opens its doors
A luxury center designed to help engaged couples plan their wedding day has  been opened by Emily Sullivan, owner of Get Polished Events.

My Sugarland to host a Vintage Wedding Evening on Weds July 14th
To launch that evening is My Sugarland's first collection of vintage-style wedding dresses. In order to be able to offer their customers different sizes, colours and of course value, they are re-creating some of their most popular vintage dresses, all for under £1000. The first 4 samples will launch on the 14th July, with new designs released in the months thereafter. All the dresses will be made to order in the UK within 4 weeks.