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10 Fun and "Affordably Chic" Dresses for your Honeymoon and Date Nights - only $16 each

When I saw these $16 dresses on Heavenly Couture I thought they'd be so cute for packing in the suitcase on your honeymoon and of course they're also fun to wear on date nights too. There's short ones, long ones and even the hot new look with the high-low cut. Do you have a favorite? At $16 each, you'll likely find more than dress as they are affordable and chic. PS: if you sign up for their newsletter - you will receive 10% off.  AND, from now thru September 21st, you can save 15% off Summer Dresses with promo code HOTDRESS at checkout.

Heavenly Couture is a proud affiliate of Brenda's Wedding Blog
Friday Night Round-Up : Honeymoon Deals, Handpainted Shoes, a Unique Wedding Gift Set + Top Pins

This has been a great week for Brenda's Wedding Blog - traffic is increasing yet again and each day I'm inching closer and closer to 13,000 twitter followers. Plus, I found out I'm listed in the top 20 out of 100 for the "best people known for weddings on Wefollow". Now, it's time to wrap up the week with another round-up and the latest top pins that everyone is sharing. Hope you have a terrific St. Patrick's Day weekend planned, see you back here on Monday morning.

1. SniqueAway {a free members-only site that offers up to 40% off luxurious hotels} has great honeymoon and vacation specials that are valid for a limited time only. The honeymoon deals this week include:
Paget Parish, Bermuda - from $425/night from $279/night
Tikehau, French Polynesia - from $776/night from $549/night 

2. Mallory Musante Designs is a line of fun and unique handpainted women's leather shoes to show of their individual personalities. Each piece is individually hand painted and customizable using inspiration from your wedding making them a completely one-of-a-kind design.

3. Bella Figura, known for offering one of the largest collection of letterpress wedding invitations anywhere in the world, has added 75 new wedding invitations to their already extensive collection for the 2013 wedding season. The new designs feature die-cut shapes, new calligraphy styles, colorful new envelope liners and new foil colors.

4. The S'well's Couples Collection features insulated and eco-friendly beverage bottles that make the perfect gift set for the bride and groom. The bottles keep cold beverages chilled for 24 hours and hot beverages warm for 12 hours. They are $85 per set and this gift gives back with a portion of proceeds benefiting WaterAid {an organization that provides clean drinking water for communities in need}.

5. If you are attending a wedding or special event soon, Beyond the Rack has some great deals on fancy dresses {but the sales are for a limited time only}

And, lastly, Wishing Tree Designs is offering 20% Off + Free Shipping on Wedding Invitations, Announcements, Stationery & More with coupon code WeddingFS. Valid thru March 31, 2013.

And, now for the top 5 posts from this past week on pinterest {these posts received the most re-pins}. Are you on pinterest? If yes, please come follow me on pinterest. Don't forget about my St. Patrick's Day ideas pinterest board for any last minute planning you might be doing.

1. Let's Go Camping Wedding Theme - Ideas and Inspiration
2. Strawberry Cupcakes in a Jar
3. New Wedding Cake Toppers for 2013
4. Cleaning Tips for Diamond Rings
5. Three Olives Cake Vodka : recipes using the official celebration spirit

Ready to be a Bride! Fun Accessories for Pre-Wedding Events

You'll need all the right accessories to show off your new title as bride. These featured accessories from The Wedding Outlet are perfect for pre-wedding events such as engagement party, bridal showers, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and while getting ready on your wedding day. Together these accessories create the perfect ensemble for the bride. * Be sure to check out the Special Sale Details at End of Post *

The Black Bride Scarf is a super trendy accessory featuring a dangling "bride" charm in silver along with a heart-shaped charm on each end. A beautiful accessory for any ensemble. Also available in White or Grey.

It's the day the bride has dreamed about her entire life, and what better gift than something that helps capture the moment. This beautifully crafted Bride Charm Bracelet is a stylish accessory for the fashionable bride.

This super comfortable and trendy rhinestone Bride Jersey Dress is perfect for any bride-to-be. The word "Bride" is featured on the front in pink rhinestone lettering. Consider adding a fun pair of leggings to wear underneath to complete the look.

These fun Custom Wedding Date Boy Shorts make the perfect gift for any bride. The back left hip features a rhinestone heart while the front right hip features your wedding date in rhinestone numbers. 

* Special Sale at The Wedding Outlet * : Receive 15% off any size order - no minimum with coupon code givethanks15. This offer ends Friday November 30, 2012.

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The Complete Plum and Black Wedding Color Ensemble

I have something a little bit different and new today on the blog for you. I thought it would be fun to pick out a dress and then add accessories and beauty touches to complete the look. Oh, and I also include the price of each item too. While this ensemble is perfect for bridesmaids - it would also be ideal for any special event - from attending a bridal shower to being a guest at a wedding to a night out on the town. Pretty please do let me know if you like this fashion ensemble type post as I had fun putting it together and would love to do more.

Shopping List: twist wrap dress in african violet {$160}, lux chiffon flower in American Beauty {$14}, gem drop earrings {$26}, Essie Jamaica Me Crazy Nail Polish {$5.50}, monaco patent leather evening clutch {$30.40}, eye shadow {$1}, lip stain {$2}, cocktail fashion ring {$11.98}, black patent leather heels {$23.40}

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Introduction to the Coren Moore Bridal Collection

Today I wanted to introduce you to Coren Moore's Bridal Collection and Signature Lines, along with their newest Bridesmaid Styles for 2009. In addition to the formal bridal Collection line, the Bridal Signature line offers options for the more casual bride, destination weddings, and brides who are looking for more cost-effective, yet elegant, options. Coren Moore has also added new fabrics into their line. Fabric options for bridal gowns include: satin, silk, shantung, and white dotted tulle. For some Collection gowns, you can choose from an overlay of scalloped or alencon lace. In addition to silk shantung, eyelet and seersucker for bridesmaids, new fabrics include: Italian cotton sateen and black Swiss-dot. I love the idea of seersucker dresses for bridesmaids - so perfect for a beach or garden wedding.

As a business owner myself, I love to hear stories of how businesses are started and wanted to share with you how Coren Moore came about: In the summer of 2003, following her own wedding, Coren moved to New York where she launched a new line of bridesmaid and cocktail dresses. Inspired by her love of colorful fabrics, Coren began designing a line of dresses with classic, elegant lines that would appeal to brides and their attendants looking for stylish, flattering and fun dress options. During that first season, all work was done out of Coren's Brooklyn apartment and a small sample room in Manhattan's garment district. Business grew each year through word of mouth, and today the company works with over 50 independently owned retail stores, and has an office and showroom in Manhattan. What I think is absolutely wonderful is that the dresses are still made in the USA, in New York City's garment district.