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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Unplugged vs. Plugged Weddings: Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out?

By Ann Jungels

People live with their phones. They go to sleep with them, wake up with them, get married with them.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Breaking the Rules: Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses are Becoming the Fashion

By Regina Schaffer

Melissa Sedeyn had quite the task in front of her as she began to plan her June 2014 wedding to her fiancé, Tommy – finding a bridesmaid’s dress that 11 women could wear, and maybe even like.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Going Rustic

By Linda Gallagher

Elegant yet down to earth, rustic weddings are trending

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Keeping Cool: The Latest in Summer Wedding Gown Styles

By Ann Jungels

It’s not all strapless and short skirts for warm weather bridal gowns. While those are options, particularly for location weddings on a beach, what’s important is not only glamour but comfort. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Droning On

By Rich Stickley

It used to be that capturing aerial views of a wedding was beyond the means of most couples, save perhaps celebrities, nobility, and multimillionaires. However, the fast evolving world of drone photography is making just such a thing accessible to more and more people. Professional drone use in the United States is still ensconced in a bit of regulatory red tape, but this isn’t stopping a growing number of trail blazing entrepreneurs from offering their services to the general public.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Raising the Bar: New Trends in Wedding Cocktails

By Courtney McCann

The ring. The dress. The honeymoon. The cocktail hour. There’s a reason why choosing the perfect drink menu is such an important part of wedding planning for many couples these days.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Spice Up Your Wedding Day

By REGINA SCHAFFER

Unique touches help make a wedding day more memorable

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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Epic Journeys: Make Wedding Transportation Part of the Fun

By Ann Jungels

Colleen Connolly, 37, and Michael Jordan, 41, were married this past May and their idea of a good time started way before the reception. The Hainesport, NJ couple hired the Great American Trolley Company to transport their large bridal party to a beach wedding at 60th Street in Ocean City, then throughout the seaside town for photos and, finally, to the Coast Guard lagoon in the Gardens section. There, the bride and groom hopped out and told the trolley to meet them at the reception at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Princess Bride - Tiara Round-Up

By Mindie Barnet Lichterman

There is nothing that screams “Princess” quite like a tiara. The encrusted half-crown is worn by brides frilly and sophisticated alike. It’s a perfect topper to just about any veil and can complement all hair styles – flowing locks or sky-high topknots – impeccably. They come in varieties of pearls, yellow gold tones and sparkling platinum but it’s their gorgeous shining crystal that will leave any bride looking like a picture perfect princess in waiting.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Making a Face

By Regina Schaffer

The right makeup helps ensure a bride has lustrous skin on her wedding day

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Go Naked: Naked Cakes

By Mindie Barnett Lichterman

They could very possibly be the sexiest part of a wedding! (Next to the wedding night lingerie, of course.) “Naked Cakes” are all the craze and capturing the attention of many brides-to-be this wedding season. Boasting their inner cake color and consistency as the main element of appeal – these icing-free creations are not lacking color or décor! Vibrant flowers, luscious fruits and vivacious filling flavors and colors create a look that’s ultra-chic. No fondant needed here!

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Posted: Feb 23, 2015 by BlissBridalExpo

Bridal Bouquets: A Different Take

By Catherine Galioto

Creating a bridal bouquet with vintage and heirloom costume jewelry continues to be a hot trend.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 by BlissBridalExpo

Make it an Event to Remember with Boardwalk Photobooths

Photobooths are not just a passing wedding trend; they have become a reception tradition.  Providing wedding guests with hours of fun, and the bride and groom with lasting memories, photobooths have become an element to reflect the couple's style, just like the flowers or cake!

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Posted: Jan 16, 2014 by BlissBridalExpo

Tuxedo Trends

By Dave Enscoe

Featured in Bliss Magazine published 9/29/13

Few things in life are as timeless as a tuxedo.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2014 by BlissBridalExpo

It's All About The Dress

Brides Go Glam and Gorgeous

By Ann Jungels

Featured in Bliss Magazine, published 9/29/13.

There seem to be themes for this fall's bridal gowns.

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Posted: Jan 2, 2014 by BlissBridalExpo

Keep It Covered

By Mindie Barnett Lichtermann

Featured in Bliss Magazine, published 9/29/13.

Coined as the "icing on the cake" the veil can make an entire wedding day look – even more so than the gown, in some cases.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Receptions: Tapping Into Tapas

At One Atlantic, even entrees and drinks can be served in miniature

By Nina Soifer

Featured in Bliss Magazine, published 9/29/13.

When searching for current food trends to set a wedding apart, consider an approach to dining that has swiftly caught on: small plates.

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Posted: Dec 5, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Something Blue

It's Easier Than Ever To Incorporate The Hue Into Your Look

By Mindie Barnett Lichterman
Photography by David Michael Howarth

Featured in Bliss Magazine, published 9/29/13.

Traditional brides will always strive to incorporate "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in your shoe" into their wedding day repertoire.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Wedding in the Pines

Two wedding photographers tied their knot in rustic Batsto Village

By David Enscoe, The Press of Atlantic City Special Sections Coordinator

As professional photographers, Kim and Ray Hennessy have shot dozens of weddings over the years. But their most memorable wedding was one they didn't shoot – their own.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Something Old, Something New

One of the best known wedding traditions involves what the bride wears on her wedding day. The old custom of incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue into the bride's wedding attire has been around for hundreds of years but, what does it mean exactly?

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Posted: Aug 2, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Tips For Your Beach Wedding

The beach has always held a special place in people's hearts. So when planning for a wedding, it is natural that many pick this as their choice in venue. What could be more perfect than the smell of the ocean air, the sounds of waves crashing into the shore, soft sand spread out for miles, a light breeze, and a sunset over the water to end the ceremony.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Guide To A Stress-Free Honeymoon Getaway

The last thing you need after planning an entire wedding is honeymoon stress. This is a time when you and your partner can truly enjoy one another after the wedding chaos. In order to have the honeymoon of your dreams, consider the following.

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Posted: Jul 24, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Prepping for Your Wedding: The One Month Mark

Although the wedding jitters and minor panic attacks can last throughout the entire planning process of your big day, the one-month mark can be quite the rude-awakening. Between putting the final touches on the menu and preparing for out-of-town guests, the real focus should be put on you. According to InStyle, these few beauty tips will help you feel more prepared for your big day.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Pre-Wedding Jitters?

 Your wedding is approaching and something isn’t right. It might be anything from a pit in your stomach that you can’t explain, to nightmares, to feeling anxious when you look at your dress. It could start the moment you say yes, while planning for the wedding, or even when you are walking down the aisle.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

A Diamond Is Forever

Why are women so emotionally attached to the diamond engagement ring? The norm of diamond engagement rings all began through the famous slogan, “A Diamond is Forever” in 1938.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

How to Have Your Furry Friend at Your Wedding

So you have your guest list, the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the flower girl, and the little ring bearer all ready to go, but you are missing your most important attendee: your furry friend! Pets are a part of the family, and in most cases, the favorite family member. If it is important to you to have that special companion attend your ceremony, here are a few tips and precautions to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

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Posted: Jul 8, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Wedding Planning Made Easier Through APPS

Your new best friend during your wedding planning could be an app on your phone or tablet. Forget the expensive wedding planner. Use mobile apps to take care of planning, organizing, and capturing your BIG day. These new apps include checklists to prevent any last-minute stress and make the planning a much more enjoyable ride. Below are a few of my favorites:

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Posted: Jul 5, 2013 by BlissBridalExpo

Find Your Bridesmaids the Perfect Gifts

Throughout the entire wedding process, your bridesmaids play a huge role. There is no better way to say thank you than a personalized gift to each. If you are stuck on what your bridesmaids might like, here are some helpful suggestions that cater to all types of tastes.  

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