High School Sweethearts DIY Wedding


After falling in love during their high school years in Australia, Elly and Jason embarked on a trip to the USA where Jason surprised Elly with a proposal in the middle of snowy Central Park. On her birthday!! 

What followed was a simple and relaxed wedding with touches of DIY elements; Elly designed the boutonniere and organza bags while Jason created the wishing well after they couldn’t find the right one.

Take a look at all the beautiful details of Elly and Jason's wedding, photographed by Dreamlife Melbourne.





















Vendor Credits:

Makeup: Studio Three

Hair: Newtown Hair


Accessories: Pearls & Roses Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Pilgrim

Grooms Suit: TM Lewin 

Photographer: Dreamlife Melbourne

Stationery: Adorn Invitations 
Cake: Blue Butterfly Cottage
Welcome Signage: Ink Tank Printing

Food: The Pier, Geelong

Flowers: Smellies

Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s of the Angels Basilica.

Reception Venue: The Pier, Geelong

Dos and Don'ts of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Prized Jewelry Pieces

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This is a guest post by Roxy Burg. 

Jewelry is an investment encompassing not only money, but patience, love, and time. When jewelry is properly polished and cleaned, it draws attention from those around you and maintains its value. Nature’s gift of precious metals and gems requires special care. Gem hardness dictates how vulnerable it is to damage. The harder it is, the less chance of any mishaps.

Taking great care when cleaning your family heirlooms and the high-quality sentimental pieces in your collection is expected. However, too many people forget about the prized jewelry pieces they wear daily—like diamond stud earrings, their engagement ring and wedding band, or the heirloom pearl brooch—and their need for a little tender loving care as well.

To keep all the pieces you love the most sparkling clean and in superb condition, here is a list of some dos and don’t basics for cleaning and maintenance.

Jewelry in General

Whether it is gold, diamond, pearl, or sterling silver, there are certain recommendations that should be observed for all jewelry.

Do make jewelry the first thing you take off and the last thing you put on. This avoids contact with chemical-laden makeup, hair products, and perfumes that may cause damage or buildup.

It also prevents clothing from snagging on the item and potentially causing damage such as broken chains. Even if it did not break outright, the force from yanking weakens the item, increasing the chances it will break when you least expect it. Not only will this be costly to repair, but you also run the risk of losing something of extreme importance. It will also protect your clothes from rips and tears.

Don’t ever use toothpaste to clean your jewelry. Most toothpaste has abrasive qualities that cause scratches, not to mention the added chemicals in many brands that can tarnish or dull your jewelry’s appearance.

Do read all the labels on any cleaning supplies you purchase. There is no “one size fits all” for cleaners. As all metals and stones differ, so do the chemicals and tools used to clean them.

Don’t ever wear necklaces, chains, or bracelets to bed. They can easily catch on linens and bedding, get tangled in your hair, or unintentionally be pulled while you are sleeping. Sleeping in quality jewelry can shorten its lifespan by almost 80%!

Do use a baby’s soft-bristled toothbrush, mild dish soap, and warm water to clean your jewelry (except for porous gems and pearls). If you are unsure if soap is safe for your piece, get advice from your jeweler.

Don’t clean your jewelry over open drains unless you are willing to make an emergency call to the plumber.

Do use a soft cloth at the end of the day to wipe down items you wore to remove dirt and oil. Store all items in a compartmentalized jewelry box lined with fabric or in a fabric pouch.

Don’t keep jewelry on while swimming or performing arduous tasks like gardening.

Do take your jewelry in for a professional to look at once every year or two. They will examine your items for signs of wear, complete any needed repairs, and give them a good cleaning to restore brilliance.

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Precious Metals


All precious metals are soft material. Therefore, they are easy to solder, melt, and manipulate. Especially with gold, the designs can look stunning, but they may not have been created to withstand the rigors of excessive wear and tear.

When ultrasonic cleaners first arrived for purchase, they were seen by many as the most effective way to clean your jewelry at home. This new technology was thought to be preferable to the previous methods of manual scrubbing or soap and water cleaning. Although ultrasonic cleaners are a great way to clean platinum, gold, and silver jewelry, the high heat process can ruin gemstones.

Do remove precious metal jewelry before sleeping, bathing, cleaning. Chlorine and bleach are the two worst enemies of alloys. They will cause pitting and an eventual degradation of the metal.

Don’t allow a buildup of dirt and oil to turn your jewelry dull.

Do store each piece in its own compartment or pouch, so it does not scratch other pieces. FYI, even paper can scratch gold!

Don’t wear pieces that are too long or large. Especially for bracelets and chains, there is an increased risk of them catching on something and snapping.

Do wipe down pieces with a soft cloth before storing them. Take the time to closely examine items with gemstones to ensure the settings are still solid.

Don’t wear pieces that are damaged or close to breakage. It is easy to lose jewelry, such as bracelets and necklaces, without even noticing.

Gemstones

When you first bring home a gemstone, it sparkles brilliantly, has stunning color, and is smoothly polished. When worn daily, these attributes fade quickly if it is not given some TLC.

Do clean your gemstones by hand and treat them gently, especially diamonds, to keep them brilliant and prevent buildup under the stones.

Don’t use an ultrasonic machine on gems. Diamonds and sapphires will likely come out okay because of their hardness, but it is always better to be safe now than sorry later.

Do wipe pieces off at the end of the day to get rid of dirt and body oil.

Don’t polish items too excessively if they are antique. Especially with rose or yellow gold, the patina it took more than a century to acquire is not something you want to lose.

Do examine prongs and settings at least weekly for any signs of wear or breaks.

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Pearls


Pearls are in a class all their own as they are organically formed by an animal. As such, they require different care than gemstones. Ranked at 2.5 on the Mohs scale, pearls are very soft and are not durable without proper care. Careless day-to-day contact or even washing your hands can irreparably damage them without you even noticing.

Pearls are extremely porous. Their nacre can be eaten away by beauty products and home cleaners, resulting in pearls lacking luster.

Do clean strands of pearls with soap, tepid water, and a soft-bristled brush. Allow them to dry by lying flat on an absorbent cloth. For other items like earrings, pendants, and rings, use a moist, warm cloth and dab them clean.

Don’t ever immerse pearl setting jewelry in water.

Do keep pearls away from extreme heat.

Don’t store them in an airtight container. Pearls require a certain moisture level and air circulation to keep from forming a patina.

Do watch carefully when wearing pearl rings. Sudden temperature changes can cause the metal post to contract and loosen the pearl.

Don’t ever hang pearls to store or dry. The cord will weaken and stretch.

Final Thoughts

Purchasing fine jewelry is not a spur of the moment decision. Due to the high cost, you want something you adore and will be excited to wear each time you put it on. With a small amount of time and effort, the treasured jewelry pieces you have in your collection will give you enjoyment for years and last to be passed down for many generations.

5 Up-and-Coming Bridal Shower Trends

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This is a guest post by Ronnie Burg. 

Traditionally, bridal showers are held at the home of the host, who is typically the maid of honor. However, in recent years, more brides have opted for unconventional bridal showers.

Here are five of the latest up-and-coming bridal shower trends.

1. Couples' Wedding Showers


Traditionally, bridal showers have been exclusively female affairs. The maid of honor typically organizes the event and invites the bridesmaids, the bride's close female friends and close female relatives of the bride and her future husband, as well as the guest of honor: the bride, herself.

However, many modern brides are choosing to break with tradition and opt for coed wedding showers. Sometimes referred to as "Jack and Jill" showers, these events are held in honor of both the bride and the groom.

Some brides-to-be want their wedding showers to be all about them, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that. The bride-to-be deserves a day in the spotlight if that's what she wants.

Yet, some soon-to-be brides would rather include their future husbands in the celebration. As always, the maid of honor should respect the bride's wishes when planning the bridal shower. Make sure both the bride and groom are comfortable with a co-ed shower.

2. Community Service Bridal Showers

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A community service bridal shower is a generous way for the bride and her guests to celebrate by giving back.

In lieu of gifts, guests might contribute donations to a charity or cause that has special meaning to the bride. For instance, if the bride is an animal lover, guests might bring donations for the local animal shelter.

Guests can volunteer together by building a house with Habitat for Humanity, holding a charity car wash or participating in a walk, run or bike ride to raise money for a cause.

3. Destination Bridal Showers

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A destination bridal shower ensures that the setting of the event is as unique and memorable as the bride herself.

Vineyard

A vineyard or winery is a picturesque setting for a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Many vineyards offer private indoor and outdoor venue spaces for charming, intimate gatherings. A vineyard is also the perfect location for an event with a rustic, country theme.

Why host a boring, forgettable luncheon when you could instead treat yourself and your guests to an exquisite variety of food and wine pairings with minimal effort on your part?

Need a more affordable option? If a wine tasting at a vineyard or winery is out of your price range, you can host your own wine-and-cheese party at home or at a local park.

If good food, good friends and good wine sounds like your idea of a perfect day, a vineyard bridal shower might be the ideal choice for your special celebration.

Brewery

If you're more of a beer lover than a wine connoisseur, a brewery might be the perfect location to celebrate your upcoming wedding with your loved ones.

A craft beer tasting is a fun, casual, and unique option for a shower. A brewery is also a great choice for those planning coed "Jack and Jill" showers.

Spa Day

Her Royal Highness Meghan (Markle) celebrated her bridal shower by enjoying a spa day with some of her closest friends. The venue, Soho Farmhouse in the heart of the English countryside, provided a luxurious retreat for "Princess Meghan" and her guests.

You don't need to be a princess to indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation. Commemorate your bridal shower by treating yourself and your bridesmaids to a day at the spa.

Specific amenities vary by location, but many spas feature manicures and pedicures, soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, revitalizing skin treatments, glamorous makeup sessions, calming aromatherapy, plush robes, and a peaceful, comfortable setting to relax and unwind. What’s not to love about that?

Beach Day

A beach-themed bridal shower invitation is the perfect way to invite guests to join you for a day of fun in the sun. Celebrate your upcoming wedding by getting your friends together for a day at the beach.

A bridal shower at the beach is especially fitting if you're planning a beach wedding for the big day. Party in style with a fun, tropical theme. Nautical décor and seaside-inspired treats add to the ambiance and help you and your guests feel as though you've been transported to an island getaway.

A beachy theme evokes a carefree summer spirit at any time of the year. Even if you don't live near the ocean, you can still create a seaside vibe. A poolside or lakeside gathering also lends to the nautical theme.

If you'd like a more formal affair, you can plan an elegant brunch or luncheon at a marina overlooking the water. If a casual event is more your style, set a date for you and your friends to pack up your swimsuits and head to the local beach or pool.

Art Gallery or Museum

A destination bridal shower at an art gallery or museum is perfect for a cultured, sophisticated bride. An art gallery or museum is an elegant, memorable setting that's sure to please a bride who loves the arts.

4. Themed Bridal Showers 


A bridal shower theme can be tailored to suit any bride and any wedding.

Boho-Chic

If the bride-to-be has a flair for boho-chic style, then a laid back gathering with a bohemian vibe will make her day. Plan a low-key picnic in your backyard or at a local park. Bring along plenty of richly patterned tapestries, pillows and quilts to create a cozy, imaginative atmosphere.

In keeping with the whimsical, boho theme, guests should wear flowy or lacy fabrics, vibrant floral patterns and fanciful flower crowns. Everyone will feel like a free-spirited, fairytale princess for the day.

Tea Party

An afternoon tea party is a dream come true for the bride who adores feminine, vintage style. A tea party bridal shower is unique without being too over the top. This theme is ideal for the bride who wants a traditional wedding shower that stands out from the rest.

Delight your guests with a tea party bridal shower invitation. Then create an elegant, whimsical atmosphere by decorating with soft, pastel hues.

Set out dainty tea sets and delicate handkerchiefs for napkins. Old-fashioned, fine china adds an air of timeless sophistication to the event.

5. Activity Bridal Showers

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Most bridal showers follow a predictable routine: Guests meet (somewhat awkwardly) for food and beverages, watch the bride open her gifts, play a few cliché bridal shower games, then go home with a stereotypical party favor they'll probably never use.

Though some brides are perfectly content with the traditional format, others want those planning their bridal showers to think outside the box. For this reason, bridal showers centered around a specific activity are becoming increasingly popular.

Cooking Class

A cooking class provides a fun activity for the bride and her guests. If the bride-to-be loves to cook (and eat!), then a cooking class bridal shower will delight not only her but everyone in attendance.

Painting Party

For the creative bride, a painting party is a fun way to engage with guests and create a memorable keepsake in the process. Some businesses, such as Wine & Design, even offer private party options, so the bride can celebrate with just her family and friends while doing an activity everyone can enjoy.

Painting, jewelry-making, flower-arranging or sculpting are unconventional options for a one-of-a-kind bridal shower.

Group Hike

A group hike is a fun option for a bride who loves exercise and the great outdoors. There's no need to keep guests cooped up in a stuffy living room; get out and about and enjoy an invigorating walk in the natural beauty of your local park.

As a bonus, many parks offer free or reasonably priced admission, making this an affordable option for the bride on a budget.

Yoga Retreat

A yoga retreat is a great way to celebrate the yoga-loving bride-to-be. Additionally, a yoga retreat bridal shower perfectly complements the boho-chic theme.

At times, planning a wedding can be stressful for even the most level-headed brides and bridesmaids. A rejuvenating yoga retreat can help everyone feel refreshed and ready for the big day.

Final Thoughts

Every bride is unique, and every bride deserves a bridal shower that suits her individual style and personality. Unconventional bridal showers that are uniquely tailored to the bride are becoming increasingly popular. These nontraditional, up-and-coming bridal shower trends can help every bride-to-be enjoy the memorable wedding shower of her dreams.

5 Dark Cocktails for Your Shadow Season Wedding



Calling all witchy, magical, weird, offbeat, cool couples planning an alternative wedding!

We're moving into shadow season, which means the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Halloween will be here before you know it (yes!) and we'll all slip into the warm glow of autumn afternoons and crisp, inky-skied evenings.

This got me thinking. There are loads of articles outlining recipes for wedding signature cocktails. Some are bright and fruity, some are spiced and warm, and they all look and sound amazing.

But what about the brides and grooms who want a signature cocktail that's a bit on the darker side? What if bright and fruity just won't cut it for your fall or winter wedding? Or even your summer wedding, for that matter?

Since we are moving into shadow season, I think it's the perfect time to present you with some dark cocktail options.

The Witch's Heart (by The Flavor Bender)

What does a witch's heart taste like? Apple brandy and blackberry liqueur, of course.

Get the recipe here.



Black Cherry Bourbon Cola Smash (by Supergolden Bakes) 

The name might sound like a video game character's tag line, but this sweet mix takes your cherry cola game to a whole new level.

Get the recipe here.



Black Magic (by Elle Talk) 

It's black and sparkly and tastes like lime (surprise!). So yeah, it's perfect.

Get the recipe here.


Witches Brew (by Sprinkles and Sprouts) 

What's brewing in your cauldron? A mix of lime juice, vodka, and raspberry liqueur.

Get the recipe here.


The Raven (by The Jewels of New York) 

With this dark signature cocktail, your midnight will be anything but dreary.

Get the recipe here.

Dreamy Mason Jar Wedding Invites and So Much More from Basic Invite


This is a sponsored post by Basic Invite.

When it comes to wedding planning, couples may come up against a lot of unknowns and questions. Things like:

What traditions do we include?
Is ___ totally necessary?
Who gets invited?

But one thing everyone knows for sure is that there must be a wedding invitation. Whether they're printed or digital, something needs to go out - otherwise, how will anyone know that you're actually having a wedding?

I happen to think printed wedding invitations are the way to go. They're more personal, they give your invitees something to hold, and they give you something to put into your wedding album. Basically, they're little pieces of art that are both beautiful and practical.

Like these mason jar wedding invites that are reminiscent of a summer night - all blue-black skies and fireflies. 

Basic Invite offers this cozy rustic design and so many more, which makes it easy to say they are anything but basic! In fact, you can customize nearly everything, from the color of the lantern strings to the feel of the paper (shimmer finish, luxe velvet!). 

But that's not all. Basic Invite offers everything you could possibly need to create the invites best suited for your wedding, as well as free wedding websites so you can make sure your guests get all the info they need related to your big day.


With Basic Invite, you get:

Free Wedding Websites - Their all-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like their wedding invitations! These wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions, which is super convenient for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite.

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it - down to the littlest detail. 

Custom Samples - Basic Invite allows you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print, as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place the final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Choose from over 40 different colors so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it's opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Over 800 Wedding Invitation Sets - Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards.

Free Address Collection Service - Use the free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

What are you waiting for? Click on over to Basic Invite, create your invitations, and check that wedding planning to-do off your list.


The First Time Bridesmaid's Guide to Hosting a Hen Party



Throwing a hen party, also known as the bachelorette bash, is a bit nerve-wracking--especially if it's your first time serving as a bridesmaid or maid of honor. There are so many details to keep together, and you have to plan each aspect carefully. 

Above all else, you're responsible for giving the bride a night she'll never forget. 

Fear thee not, fair bridesmaid. Take a deep breath, sip some champagne, and read our guide to hosting your first Hen Party.

Work Out the Budget and a Cushion

Hen parties fall to pieces the moment that money becomes an issue. Planning carefully eliminates the problem before it rears its ugly head. 

Once you know what the bride wants and what's reasonable for everyone, you can put together an itinerary. From there, estimate the costs for each member of the bridal party. During this stage, you should also discreetly ask the other women what they can afford to contribute. That allows you to estimate a total from the beginning. 

Don’t forget to include a small cushion for extra goodies or unexpected circumstances.

Book the Venues Early

The bride has her heart set on mimosas at the most popular brunch spot in town, or maybe she dreams of being in the VIP section of her favorite nightclub. Whether you're just booking space at a bar or if you have to work on restaurant reservations and a pub crawl, reserve the space as soon as you know where you're going. 

While you're at it, ask about group rates and gratuities. Not only should you save where you can, but you want to make sure that you leave room to tip the people who help to keep the night running smoothly.

Order Gear for the Girls

You want everyone who sees you to know that you're in the middle of a hen party, right? The bride and her bridesmaids need gear that fits with the theme. For some bridal parties, that means tiaras all around to complement a princess persona. 

Need something a bit more chic and stylish? Announce your sisterhood and the celebration in matching Bride Tribe tanks with just the right amount of bling. For the bold bride who loves attention, sashes should do the trick.

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Reserve the Transportation

At any event or venue that serves alcohol, the bridal party needs a designated driver. You can factor in practical transportation during the financial part of your planning. 

Research party bus services and limos in the area that will fit your group comfortably. Most of them aren't outlandish, particularly when everyone pitches in for the cost. 

Just remember that you have to tip the driver whose job it is to get your group from place to place safely and soberly.

Splurge on Hen Night Gift Bags

The whole group should have souvenirs to remember the night, as well. Usually, the bridal party pools together to buy the bride a gift, while the bridesmaids receive goodie bags or unique gifts. Lots of brides enjoy being included in that tradition, too. 

You can put together a collection of treats, such as face masks, alcohol nips, or risqué party favors. Then again, you can also opt for a practical gift that everyone can use after the party, too. Personalized pint glasses or shot glasses are on-point for parties that involve a pub crawl.  


Plan for Games and Prizes

Icebreaker games at the beginning of the festivities will engage everyone so that you can all get to know each other better. It's also customary to play games that rely on everyone's history with the bride, as well as the history of her relationship with the groom. 

You can buy a drink for the winner of each game or collect little prizes to give out at the end of every round. It doesn't have to be expensive, but the gifts should be on theme. Consider risqué candy or cute items that memorialize the night.

Micromanage Just a Little

Embrace your tendencies to manage the event in terms of directing the flow of the night. You need to get from place to place in a timely fashion. At the very least, try to keep the group together, entertained, and happy.

Use your imagination and communicate with the bridal party at all points along the way. Do that, and you'll throw an excellent hen night for the bride. Your hen night will be the stuff of legends. Brides and bridesmaids will chase the thrill of it for years to come.


Author Bio:

Katie McDaniel is a writer and content strategist. She specializes in writing about the latest in wedding and promotional marketing trends.

Top Honeymoon Lingerie Must Haves

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When it comes to celebrating wedded bliss, it all comes down to the bridal trousseau, a collection of goodies that makes a bride feel luxurious and pampered. Starting with vintage-inspired luggage, fill it with new makeup and toiletries, stylish stationery for thank-you notes, and most importantly, a selection of luxe lingerie. 

Lace Gartered Chemise

Not only are garters the ultimate symbol of sex appeal, but they also create a sleek silhouette by highlighting sexy legs. Pair it with the body-shaping cut of the chemise, which helps smooth and sculpt your figure. To highlight a sun-kissed glow, look for pieces made with white lace, a romantic and feminine style that effortlessly takes you from the altar to the bedroom. Wear the chemise with a strapless sweetheart neckline and make it a 2-in-1 statement piece that fits flawlessly under a sleeveless bridal gown.

Silk Robe and Panty Set

Not all honeymoon lingerie needs to be intricate and complicated like garters, teddy negligees and the like. Take your honeymoon lounging to the next level of comfort and luxury with a sheer silk robe and matching panties. For lots of mix and match potential, choose a robe in white, which can be worn with other negligees in a layered bedroom ensemble. To complete the look, say ‘I do’ to a pair of feather accented kitten heels, which can also be worn with other lingerie outfits.



Lace Teddy

A one-piece negligee, the teddy can be worn in a variety of ways, including the ultra-trendy style that highlights all your sexy curves with strappy edging from head to toe. For an extra boost of come-hither sex appeal, look for lace teddies with a halter neckline, a cut that accents bare shoulders while providing extra lift and support of the bust. The halter style is an essential piece for every intimate apparel drawer because it flatters any body type – it minimizes large breasts while creating an illusion of volume for petite figures.

Babydoll

There’s a reason the babydoll is considered a lingerie classic with enduring style. It’s the ultimate marriage of sexiness and comfort thanks to a flouncy, natural waistline that provides coverage of the waist and hips. To keep in line with the wedding tradition, look for styles made with sheer white chiffon for a dreamy effect that beautifully showcases a matching panty or G-string.

Lingerie Gown

For an ultra glam look from top to bottom, the floor-sweeping lingerie gown gives your bedroom style a dramatic effect while giving you full coverage of your figure. Look for silk gowns in monochromatic shades of white, beige, or light pastels, the colors of dreamy elegance and classic romance. The mermaid cut outlines a sexy hourglass silhouette with its sleek, body-shaping bodice and a subtle yet voluminous ruffle along the hemline.

The floor length lingerie gown can also be worn over your favorite skin-tight négligée for a sweet confection of delicious and velvety layers. The more lingerie to take off, the greater the anticipation and excitement – a classic formula for old-fashioned seduction.

 
Bra and Panty Set

Matching bra and panties make up the building blocks of every lingerie wardrobe, and honeymoon lingerie is no exception. The bra and panty set gives you a polished and put together look that takes you from everyday casual to bedroom sexiness. Show off a bare torso with white or beige panties in satin or lace, which can be worn alone or under your honeymoon wardrobe.



Lace Corset

With its multi-purpose ability to conceal as it reveals, lace remains a classic fabric for luxury lingerie. Its delicate floral patterns also impart a romantic and feminine vibe to intimate apparel, including the lace corset, a classic lingerie piece with retro sex appeal. Whether you wear it underneath your wedding gown or as a stand-alone statement piece for the boudoir, make the outfit complete with irresistibly sexy garters and a matching panty, the trifecta of vintage luxe.

Corset Dress

While much of your honeymoon will most likely be spent in between the sheets, a special evening out gives you the chance to flaunt your true love in public while enjoying a gourmet meal together. Make it an elegant and sophisticated affair with the corset dress, which incorporates acrylic boning into the bodice to accentuate an hourglass figure with its body-sculpting profile. A classic statement piece on the red carpet, the exposed underwire also lifts and supports your breasts while giving you an edgy underwear-as-outerwear look. In contrast to the skintight cut of the bodice, the luscious ruffle skirt offers coverage of the hips with a fun and flirty sense of movement.

The beauty of honeymoon lingerie is the versatility - you’ll be able to wear these mix and match pieces long after you walk down the aisle.