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Happy, healthy 2012 to you all! We are back with stylish vengeance.

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So, who got a shiny new bauble over the holidays?  Keep admiring it and give us a “ring” if you are so inclined.  ♠

We still have to catch up on those promised posts from before the holiday, but it seemed our party schedule kept us away.  We vow that it won’t happen again.  We have a great year in store for all of you planning weddings, parties, dinners and drinks.  Hang with us here or on our other media and we have a new year of deliciousness, gorgeousness, humor, practicality and sparkles planned for you.

So far, we’ve got consultations for 3 D.C. area weddings, 2 Hamptons, 2 Connecticut and one Caribbean destination, so we are busy and happy planners.  We cannot wait to meet all of these stylish girls and their betrotheds.

Before our first post, though, we wanted to let you know that Gilt Groupe is having a sale RIGHT NOW of Thread Social – our favorite bridesmaids’, engagement party and special event dresses.  Please accept our invitation to enjoy this fantastic sale – GO!  Click here: http://www.gilt.com/invite/lseccuro

See you in a few – and on Wedding Wednesday, we’ll review the best and worst of 2011 celebrity wedding details – cannot wait.


And the winner is….Deanna G! Beautiful Sephora Girl.

Now, please do invite friends to subscribe and comment so you can win – and please do subscribe via email and not in a Google reader to help our ever-lovin’ SEOs.  Goodness gracious giveaways abound here (not quite trips to Hawaii or Seychelles YET, but….).  Deanna, please send your info to info@dolceparties.com and sorry for the delay.  New posts this evening for #supersaturday, so pull up a chair today sometime after 6 PM.  We have gift-giving guides, Thanksgiving party tips and some gorgeous wedding goodness.

Congrats on your Sephora gift card, Deanna.  Now, go sparkle.

Photo Credit: Sephora

And the bride wore black = Gothic Betrothic via Vera.

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Here at F4, we don’t think that rules apply, except for etiquette rules.  If a bride wants to wear pink or green or blue or puce, well – go for it.  As long as it is appropriate and stylish.

Without further fanfare, we present (it’s been making the rounds), Vera Wang‘s new couture collection of black and nude wedding gowns.  (Sidebar:  that “10 Ways to Piss Off Your Wedding Planner article above is hilarious and 85% true!)  To be sure, it takes a confident bride to carry off a colour like black.   Even Gwen Stefani‘s ombre Galliano pink was daring.  To wit, Sarah Jessica Parker famously wed Matthew Broderick in a black gown, to the applause of fashion mavens everywhere.  Only very recently did Sarah say she regretted that fashion choice and wishes she had reconsidered.

Point is:  know who you are.  Know your strengths.  Think about such a choice and say to yourself, “What will my photos look like in 30 years?  Will I wonder what I was thinking?”  It’s a fabulous line, but not for everyone.  I would also posit that if you do one of these gowns, keep the makeup smoky but simply and go for a nude nail – not black.







Photo Credit: Vera Wang


















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