I’m continuing with my birthday-wedding themes this week since tomorrow’s my birthday *triple yay!!* and today we’re doing another theme with accompanying style boards! Enjoy! THE WEDDING THE BRIDE THE BRIDAL LINGERIE THE BRIDESMAIDS THE FOOD & DRINK See Also: … Continue reading

Wildcard Wednesday: Gold Goddess

I was feeling “Pinteresty” so I decided to search “gold wedding dress” on Pinterest and these were my favourite Gold Goddess picks!

(Click the image to take you to the pins!)

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Wildcard Wednesday: Bridal Gown

Check out this stunning gown from David Bridal’s Galina Signature collection! It’s lovely allusion neckline paired with its “fit and flare” silhouette make it a stunning pick for many a bride, especially those with a vintage themed wedding. And the … Continue reading

Wildcard Wednesday: TV Brides

I’ve always been a huge fan of TV weddings as I’m sure you are too and particularly, the lovely fashions donned by these fictional, yet familiar brides.

Here are a few of my favourite TV brides!

Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf AND Chuck

Royal Pains’ Paige Collins

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Here’s the TV Wedding that I grew up on! (A Different World)

Check out these other awesome TV weddings!

Sexy Wedding Dresses: How Sexy is Too Sexy?

It’s Day 3 of DA Weddings’s second annual March Guest Blog Campaign and today we’re featuring my friend Driana Branch of Wedding Night Bliss! Enjoy and don’t forget to tweet about our campaign using this hashtag: #daweddingsmgbc.

When I got married, I was a virgin. This means that I pretty much grew up as a huge “goodie-goodie.” And although I don’t regret it at all, there are a couple of things that come along with that lifestyle that started to bother me as I got older.

As a goodie-goodie church girl, I was always taught to dress modestly. I was shocked when my family started to go to a non-traditional church in my teenage years that the girls there didn’t wear stockings! Haha! I came to like this new found freedom and started to mildly resent the (in my opinion) overly modest style that was encouraged by many churches that I was associated with. I learned that it was ok to be a goodie-goodie Christian girl and still be a little sexy. Email me at if you’re a goodie-goodie getting married, too!

When I had my wedding dress made, I wanted to show my soon-to-be hub what I was working with! Plainly put, I wanted to be classy, but still have a little cleavage goin’ on!

Me on my wedding day.

(Most people will probably think that my dress was SUPER tame, but hey! It was pretty low-cut for my Christian gal up-bringing.)

I say all that to say that I am not at all against a sexy wedding dress. In fact, in my vow renewal (whenever that happens), my dress will probably lean more towards sexy rather than classic like in my original wedding.

But now I’m starting to feel like the wedding dresses that women are wearing nowadays are starting to look like a white, formal, floor length, clubbing dress! I mean, what is that all about? Check out what I mean!

Here are a couple dresses that I find a little too sexy, but others might think are fine.

A little too much cleavage, in my opinion.

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Her entire back is out! Frankly, it’s teetering on rear-end.

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The see-through belly area? Really?

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And then there’s the obviously over-the-top sexy. Also known as, “trashy.” Hehe.

Is this lingerie or a wedding dress?

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No words needed!

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Like I said, I’m all for giving hub a slight preview of what he’s getting later that night, but we shouldn’t be making other men fantasize about what it would be like! Especially, if you’re wedding is in a church!

So what do you guys think? Is it just my goodie-goodie ways creeping back up or are these ladies a little inappropriate? Does it make a difference if you’re getting married in a church or not? How sexy is too sexy?

About the Author

Hello world! I’m Driana, The Blissful Wife. I am a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful baby girl, born September of 2011, and I married the man of my dreams in 2008. I’m a born and raised Christian gal, from Southern Cali. I’m the owner of Wedding Night Bliss, a series of 6 live, online classes that give Virgin Brides and Abstinent Brides the information they need to have a blissful wedding night and transition into the first year of married sex. Check out my blog, or send me an email at if you’re a getting married and say hi! Please also feel free to “like” me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter, and subscribe to my blog at

See Also: The Myth of the Virgin Bride

WANTED: Annual March Guest Blog Campaign Participants

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That’s right, it’s that time again! I’m looking for wedding industry professionals to participate in DA Weddings second Annual March Guest Blog Campaign! Last year we had various pros from across the US, the UK, Canada, and France and this year we want YOU!

Who Can Participate??

  • Wedding Planners & Coordinators
  • Wedding & Food Stylists
  • Wedding Photographers & Videographers
  • Caterers & Bakers
  • Florists & Floral Designers
  • Gown & Accessory Designers, Ateliers, Boutiques, etc.
  • Calligraphers & Stationers
  • Luxury Transportation Reps
  • Wedding Bloggers
  • Ceremony, Reception, and Honeymoon Destinations & Venues
  • Wedding Registries
  • Hair & Make-Up Stylists
  • Wedding Budget & Finance Gurus
  • DJs, Musicians & Bands

Anyone in the industry is welcome as long as they can provide the details that will be mentioned below.

What Are You Looking For??

I’m looking for a short and sweet post that will be beneficial to brides and their grooms-to-be planning their weddings and even for those who take part in the wedding industry. (Note: DA Weddings only focuses on traditional weddings a.k.a weddings that involve one bride and one groom.) This is a great way to show readers what your particular company, entity, etc. does, but PLEASE don’t make it an ad or press release.

All posts that read like a mere advertisement will be refused.

Peruse through my blog to get a feel for the type of content. I also recommend doing a “March Guest Blog Campaign” word search (search option available at the bottom of my blog homepage) to glance at last year’s campaign posts.

I reserve to right to refuse any and all submissions that are not a good fit for DA Weddings without explanation.

Post Details

  • 300-500 Words
  • At least relevant HIGH QUALITY pictures to accompany your post
  • A short bio about you and or your company hyperlinked with your contact information
  • A portrait of yourself to run alongside the bio
  • The following details to be included in DA WeddingsWedding Vendor Index:
    • Your Name
    • Your Title
    • Company Name (hyperlinked with your company website or blog)
    • Street Address if Relevant
    • City, State, and Zip (zip or related only if relevant)
    • Contact Email
    • Facebook Page link (hyperlinked)
    • Contact Phone Number
    • Twitter Handle (hyperlinked)


Make all submissions to

Submission Deadline

The deadline for all submissions is February 15th, 11:59 pm EST. NO EXCEPTIONS unless prior communication is made and an agreeable other deadline is agreed upon.

How It Will Work

Monday-Friday of every week in March will be filled with your posts. The posts will be mixed up so that there will be a good variety for the readers. I will edit if necessary and upload all of the items to my blog. Your company information will remain in the Wedding Vendor Index until further notice.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to email me at anytime!

Benefits of Participation

This was not only a wonderful, FREE marketing opportunity for all parties involved, but it is also a wonderful networking opportunity as well as a great way to learn about the specifics of each others’ particular wedding-related crafts.

I encourage you to “like” and comment on each other’s posts as well as to share them all on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Tumblr, and whatever other social media platforms you utilize.

Space allowing, industry professionals are welcome to submit more than one guest post.

If you’re not a writer, do the best you can and the rest I’ll take care of. I also run my own virtual writing and editing company so you need not worry.

I look forward to hearing from you all soon!


Desiree, xx

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Golden Globes 2013 Wedding Wear

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