Healthy Date Ideas On A Wedding Budget

Healthy Date Ideas On A Wedding Budget

Stuck in another date rut? Wedding planning killing your love life? I get it. While getting takeout from your local spot and watching movies on Netflix is fun, sometimes you need to bust out of that comfort zone. If saving for the wedding has your purse strings pulled tight, then hitting up expensive bars and restaurants might…

Meet Laura Anne Watson | A Date With A Wedding Photographer

Meet Laura Anne Watson | A Date With A Wedding Photographer

I have such a special treat for you today. The beautiful and talented Laura Anne Watson, from Laura Watson Photography, has swung by Mind Body Bride to share some stellar tips that will take your wedding photos from vow to WOW. I first started chatting with Laura Anne on Instagram, where I instantly fell in…

Wedding Day Backup Plans You Didn’t Know You Needed

Wedding Day Backup Plans You Didn’t Know You Needed

Today we’re talking about the three wedding day backup plans that you need to know about, but that you probably haven’t considered… You have a plan B for rain on the wedding day.  And you’ve figured out how to handle those last minute cancellations (frustrating but under control).  But are you prepared for any hiccups…

Cassandra Santor: Los Angeles Wedding Planner

Cassandra Santor: Los Angeles Wedding Planner

It’s my pleasure to introduce Cassandra Santor from Cassandra & Company Weddings. Cassandra is one of LA’s top wedding planners and is going to be joining us on mindbodybride once a month to share her tips, insights and inspiration to help you  plan your own special day. I’m really excited to have Cassandra’s expertise on…

What To Eat On Your Wedding Day To Avoid Bloating

What To Eat On Your Wedding Day To Avoid Bloating

Last week I gave you some recommendations for what to eat for your bridal breakfast. Today is part two of What To Eat On Your Wedding Day, with recommendations for lunch, snacks, reception and even into the after party. Nosh On This… Lunch Hopefully breakfast has carried you through to hair and makeup. Now is a…

Becoming A Bombshell Bride

Becoming A Bombshell Bride

Hey there beauty! My new e-book, Becoming A Bombshell Bride: How To Sculpt Your Dream Bridal Body In Just 14 Days is live on Amazon, and I wanted to celebrate by sharing a free workout from the guide. As a bride you will spend hours finding the perfect dress, makeup and jewelry to create your dream…

4 Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Brides

4 Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Brides

Happy Valentine’s Day you beautiful bride! Have you made special plans for today? Perhaps you’re more like me and love simply having a day without any plans at all! One thing that I won’t be doing is spending too much time online, Sundays are a low-tech day for living in the moment … V-Day or otherwise. But I did want to pop…

Your Engagement Vision Board | A Tutorial

Your Engagement Vision Board | A Tutorial

With the excitement and pressure of wedding planning if can be easy to forget that your engagement is a once in a lifetime experience and not just the holding period between dating and married. Today I am going to walk you through creating an engagement vision board, to remind you that experiencing your engagement is just…

Interview: Dr. Erin Laurie On Low Stress Wedding Planning

Interview: Dr. Erin Laurie On Low Stress Wedding Planning

I hope that you’ve enjoyed our recent interview series with brides who work in the wellness industry. What I really took away from talking with these bridalicious babes is that moderation is the key (something that MBB can totally get behind — read The Bombshell Bride Manifesto here). To wrap up our series I’m chatting…

Interview: Danielle Cuccio On Wedding Stress & Self Love

Interview: Danielle Cuccio On Wedding Stress & Self Love

Last week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Whitney English for the first of our Bombshell Bride interview series. The babe-a-licious fun continues today with Danielle Cuccio, who popped by mindbodybride to spill the beans on her engagement, how to destress during wedding planning, and why her fiancé thinks she doesn’t need to…

Interview: Whitney English Talks Bridal Diets & Fitness Routines

Interview: Whitney English Talks Bridal Diets & Fitness Routines

The day has arrived to kick start a series of interviews with three bridalicious babes from the health and fitness industry. I’m excited! These gals — all engaged or newlywed — will be dropping by mindbodybride in the coming weeks with their top wellness tips for busy brides to be. They lift the lid on their own…

Q&A: Fitness Pros On The Bridal Body & Being Engaged

Q&A: Fitness Pros On The Bridal Body & Being Engaged

  I’m excited to share with you my upcoming interview series with some pretty amazing women from the health and fitness industry. These gals — all engaged or newlywed — are dropping by mindbodybride with their top wellness tips for busy brides to be. They lift the lid on their own engagement experiences to share insider…

5 Must Have Cookbooks For Your Wedding Registry

5 Must Have Cookbooks For Your Wedding Registry

Questions you might be asking about your wedding registry. 1. To register or not to register? 2. Traditional or non-traditional? 3. Practical or luxurious? 4. Gift-wrapped or eco-friendly? 5. Do I need a full set of monogrammed china, Downtown Abby style? Being creator of your wedding registry is yet another hat that the busy bride…

What I Learned During My First Two Years Of Marriage

Last week my husband, Nate, and I shared our second wedding anniversary. We married in 2013 in the small coastal town of Byron Bay, and returned to Australia to celebrate our own marriage as well as the wedding of two great friends. The trip gave us time to reflect upon our time as a married…

How To Get Back On Track After The Honeymoon

How To Get Back On Track After The Honeymoon

I’m feeling a little blue today. Getting back to reality after two weeks holiday in Fiji and Australia will do that to a girl. Planning and experiencing a big event, such as an international trip or a wedding, brings so much enjoyment that life can seem a little blah once it’s over. Don’t you think?…

Shy Bride: 5 Tips For Overcoming Wedding Day Jitters

Shy Bride: 5 Tips For Overcoming Wedding Day Jitters

In a bridal-personality spectrum ranging from Shy Bride to Bridezilla, where would you land? Do you relish being the “it” woman and step into the wedding limelight at every opportunity? Are you excitedly anticipating the moment when all eyes will be on you? Or, does it make you nervous to be the center of attention?…

Wedding Dress Lust

September Dress Lust

About This Wedding Dress The back on this wedding dress is absolutely fabulous. And we know I’m all about the backs! I don’t really have much information about this gown, sorry ladies, but it’s something for the Pinterest board at least. Tell me, where is the highlighted detail on your wedding gown? Front, back, sleeves, train?…

The Fit Bride’s Guide To Ring Maintenance

The Fit Bride’s Guide To Ring Maintenance

During the first month of my engagement I was hyper-aware of taking care of my ring. I would polish it every other day and make sure that it was safely put away before going to the gym. As time went on I became a little more maintenance-lax, so I created a handy checklist to keep…

Paula Begoun on bridal skin care, DIY makeup & packing for the honeymoon

Paula Begoun on bridal skin care, DIY makeup & packing for the honeymoon

Has late night wedding planning (and too much celebratory champagne) left your skin looking less than perfect? If so, you’re going to love today’s article. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Paula Begoun – aka The Cosmetic Cop – to bring you insider tips for creating and maintaining glowing skin for your special day. About…

Dress Lust – 2015 Tony Awards

Dress Lust – 2015 Tony Awards

Helen Mirren – va va voom!  Dame Helen Mirren looked divine in this floor-length Badgley Mischka gown at the 2015 Tony Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall (NYC) on Sunday, June 7th. She won Best Actress in a leading role in a play for her performance in The Audience and continues to be one of my all…