Bridal hairstyle tips.
Every bride wants to look good on her wedding day. That is a top priority. It could involve selecting the perfect dress or lovely makeup. One area that is not to be missed is the bride's hair. It has to look great! Everyone has different hair and likes different styles, but everyone can agree that a bride's hair should be beautiful. Here are seven tips to get you thinking about your hairstyle  for the big day. 

 
 
The Weekend Wedding Thingz feature will now be shown once a month. Check it out on the first Saturday of each month.  This is a time when I gather 'Wedding Thingz" that brides will love. This weekend, I'm putting the spotlight on shades of brown. Weddings look beautiful with ivory, tan and champagne. Take a look at the wonderful items you can use in your wedding!
Wedding items in shades of brown.

 
 
Wedding dress by Lazaro
I don't know if you've heard, but I've taken on a new venture and I'm producing a fab bridal show in the Philadelphia area. It's called the Philadelphia Bridal Ball. It's going to be a wonderful event and I'm so excited about it. Doing a bridal show was a natural extension of this wedding blog. I get to bring so much "prettiness", giveaways and tips on the web and now I will be able to bring the same things to brides at a show. The bridal show will be held on March 30, 2014 from 1-4 PM at The Rittenhouse Hotel. You can get a free ticket from January 1, 2014 to February 1, 2014. 

 
 
Photos of gay marriage
Guest Post by Lewis Romane, Wedding Photographer

There are very few wedding photos that have managed to make as many rounds on the internet as the photos that both professional wedding photographers and newspaper crews have taken of some of the first couples to get married under the new laws that removed the ban on gay marriage. Many of these photos have been featured in magazines like Time, People, and Newsweek, mainly because they are historic. After all, this is the first time in history that photos of gay couples getting married are being taken. 

 
 
Workout tips for the wedding day.
A new year has begun, your wedding is coming up and you want to get in shape for the big day. Although many details go into a wedding, the bride and her dress are things guests will remember. So, where do you begin. Start with a workout. Here are a five tips to get you started.

 
 
Naomi Neoh wedding dress.
A few weeks ago I featured the Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection for 2014. All of her dresses are beautiful so I just had to show you another collection. The dresses shown this week are from the Love Letters Collection. The dresses in the collection are very pretty. Any bride will look and feel gorgeous. Check out the collection. You'll be swept off your feet!

 
 
Bride and groom.
This is the last real wedding of 2013 and it's a beautiful one. Erica and Greg’s June wedding was held at the barn of the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Doerman Photography did a wonderful job of capturing the lovely details of the wedding. I love the use of the ladder for the ceremony backdrop! Both Erica and Greg are avid runners and chose to label popular running routes in Nashville as their tables names. What a great idea!

 
 
New Year's Eve Wedding Ideas.
I don't know if Wedding Thingz readers know this, but I got married on New Year's Eve. It was such a beautiful and festive night. I wish I could do it all over! I used the theme 'Ring In The New Year' and choose black, white and silver as my colors. My bridesmaids wore black dresses and we all wore faux fur wraps. The bridesmaids had on black wraps and my three flowers girls and I wore ivory wraps. 

If you're planning a New Year's Eve Wedding, here are some pictures from my wedding and ideas I used.  I hope they will help with your planning!

 
 
This weekend, I'm focusing on crystal flowers. They are so pretty and look wonderful when they adorn bridal items. They can be found on jewelry, shoes and more. I love the items I've found this week. I'm sure you'll agree.
Wedding Items with Crystal Flowers.

 
 
Wedding dress by Pronovias.
As the year comes to an end, I'd thought I would share a round up of the 2013 top features on Wedding Thingz. The top five features listed are the most viewed by readers. I was VERY surprised that no wedding dress features made the top five. My favorite wedding dress featured this year is by Pronovias and was featured in the article on wedding dresses with illusion necklines. It's so pretty! Most of the top viewed features give wedding advice and tips. Look for more in 2014. Enjoy the top features.....again!