Take It Off…The Shoulder!

Fashion and weddings… these are a few of our favorite things (you know the song). And when these two join up together it’s the PERFECT marriage. The wedding dress: the biggest clothing purchase a women will make. So clearly it’s kind of a big huge deal. So when we get to talk wedding dresses and hot fashion trends we are happy, happy, happy. Our fav summer fashion trend is heating up and it’s all up in the wedding dress world!

There is something so classy and sexy about showing a little shoulder. So go ahead and take it off… the shoulder and follow along for a lil fashion inspo. Now go ahead and be a show off! 😉

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Mojuba Wedding
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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

 

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Wedding Tradition- The Veil

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After the last two weeks of writing about wedding traditions it is time that we uncover the veil. This is one piece of wedding attire that has not changed much over the years!

As with all traditions there are a few theories as to how the veil came about.  According to the ancient Greeks and Roman’s, the veil protected  the bride from spirits and demons. Also, because of superstition it prevented the groom from seeing the bride before the ceremony. BAD LUCK!

Lets be honest ladies, when we have our bouquet, big dress, veil over our face, trying to walk down the aisle in 5 inch high Louboutin’s gracefully is a major challenge…cue the father or someone else “giving the bride away.” This role first started as an escort to make sure the bride didn’t trip or run into anything! Not all brides put their veils over their faces but for the ones that do its definitely an asset to have someone help you navigate the aisle.

Veils can be very delicate so don’t leave anything to chance! Make sure you have Mojuba Bride and Groom Wedding Day Emergency Kits on hand to fix even the tiniest wedding emergencies!

P.S. Don’t forget your silver sixpence for your wedding shoes!

 

Mojuba Wedding

life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

Sofia Vergara Weds!

Sofia Vergara of Modern Family finally said “I Do” on Sunday, to her beau of 11 months, Joe Manganiello.

Sofia was beaming with joy and excitement the entire wedding weekend and gave us all new wedding goals! And Sofia was not shy when it came to sharing her big day with the world…thank you Instagram!!!

Sofia's only son walking her down the aisle (via Instagram)

Sofia’s only son walking her down the aisle (via Instagram)

 

Sofia and Joe at the alter (via Instagram)

Sofia and Joe at the alter (via Instagram)

Mr. & Mrs.  first dance (via Instagram)

Mr. & Mrs. first dance (via Instagram)

Sofia and Joe beaming with joy after they said, "I Do" (via Instagram)

Sofia and Joe beaming with joy after they said, “I Do” (via Instagram)

 

Sofia had her wedding dress custom made by Zuhair Murad that was absolutely breathtaking.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

Beatrice Borromeo married Pierre Casiraghi in Valentino

Pierre Casiraghi and his girlfriend of six years, Beatrice Borromeo -29 year old Italian journalist and filmmaker is the daughter of a count and a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo- tied the knot on Saturday, July 25th with a civil ceremony at Monaco’s Pink Palace. Joining them were Cairaghi’s uncle, Prince Albert, and his mother Princess Caroline -both children of the iconic Grace Kelly– in addition to his siblings, Andrea and Charlotte.

On the big day the bride arrived in a vintage white Bentley before exchanging “I do’s” in front of 70 of their closest friends and family. Beatrice looked stunning in her long pale pink and gold lace silk chiffon Valentino Haute Couture cap dress, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, specifically for the civil ceremony. Valentino even posted a picture of the happy couple after their nuptials on his Instagram account.

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Via Valentino Instagram

And don’t miss out on their second nuptials in Italy this weekend! What do you think she will wear to her Italy wedding?

 

XOXO, 

Mojuba 

The Dreaded Wedding Budget

When you get engaged the first thing on your mind is wedding planning.

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We want to let you know that it all matters. The dress. The venue. The food. The flowers. The music, it all matters and as most of you know it’s not as easy as Pinterest says it will be.

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The budget is an important part of planning a wedding. We know you have your ideal wedding is already picked out on your secret Pinterest boards but now you go to put together the numbers and you are WAY over budget.

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Here are a few tips that some brides and grooms have shared with us about wedding planning. What they would of done differently, and what they would of splurged on for their “perfect wedding. “

 

 

Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.

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72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.

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65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.

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When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

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Brides say that during wedding planning, their highest priority was their attire, followed by caterer and reception entertainment, one of their least priorities.

But within a week of their reception, 78% of brides say they would have made entertainment their highest priority.

Happy wedding  planning!

XOXO,

Mojuba

 

P.S. Don’t forget to buy a Mojuba Wedding emergency kit to make sure your wedding goes smoothly because we all know life happens, be prepared!

 

 

Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier “The Wedding of the Century”

In April 1956, the world experienced the “wedding of the century” between Oscar winning actress, Grace Kelly and Albert Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

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Being watched by 30 million people around the world when there weren’t televisions in every home Grace Kelly became Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco.

 

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They met in May 1955 at the Cannes Film Festival. After a few months of courtship, they married in Monaco in two different ceremonies. Their first ceremony was a civil ceremony were Prince Rainier and Grace said their vows with only their closest friends and family in the Palace Throne Room on April 18, 1956.

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The next day, the lavish religious wedding took place at the Cathedral in Monaco in front of 600 guests including royalty and movie stars.

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MGM Studios gifted Grace an elaborate wedding dress made with 125 year old Brussels rose-point lace in exchange for rights to telvise the wedding service of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier.

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Grace’s wedding gown was the most expensive design that Helen Rose, the designer at MGM Studios, had ever made.

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It used twenty-five yards of silk taffeta and one hundred yards of silk net. It’s 125 year old rose-point lace was purchased from a museum and thousands of tiny pearls were sewn onto the veil.

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The Monaco wedding and the dress are still memorable today and many celebrities and even Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have said they’ve gotten inspiration for their dress from Grace’s elaborate and elegant wedding dress in 1959. Happy Wedding!

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P.S. Don’t forget to buy your Mojuba Wedding emergency kit for you, the bride, the groom, or the entire bridal party.  Because life happens, be prepared!

XOXO,

Mojuba

 

Identical triplet sisters say, “I DO” in joint wedding!

Guests at a wedding service saw triple when three identical sisters tied the knot together at the same ceremony.

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Triplets Rafaela, Rochele and Tagiane Bini share the same birthday, the same looks and tastes, and now – after marrying men who look strikingly similar – the same wedding anniversary too.

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The 29-year-old sisters, from Passo Fundo, southern Brazil, even wore the same wedding dress, as well as hair style and make up, for their big day on Saturday. A different color bouquet was the only clue to help bewildered family and friends help distinguish one bride from the other. Even the grooms, Rafael, Gabriel and Eduardo – admitted they were worried they might mix up their wives to be when it came to exchanging vows.

The sisters said, like other identical siblings, they have always been close and shared the same tastes and interest since they were babies.

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Rafaela was the first to find her future husband, Rafael, ten years ago while studying at university. A year later, Rochele got together with Gabriel. It was parents Pedro and Salete who suggested the girls all get married together after Tagiane also got engaged to Eduardo. The only dilemma for Pedro, a farmer, was how he would walk all three daughters down the aisle at once.

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They decided that the girls would walk half way down the church and Pedro would walk each individual girl down the aisle. The pews at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida catholic cathedral in Passo Fundo were moved apart to allow more space for the three brides to walk down the aisle together.

They were followed by 18 bridesmaids and page boys, each using the chosen color of the bride they were representing, yellow for Rafaela, blue for Rochele and red for Tagiane.

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The first to be taken down the aisle was Tagiane who was the first born of the triplets. They all went together to get their hair and makeup done with intentions of looking different. But after trying several different styles they all wanted the same one.

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What a special moment to share with your sisters, and a great way to remember for years to come of how close and important they are to each other.

What did you think of this triple wedding? Would you share your special day with your sibling(s)?

XOXO,

Mojuba

 

 

Limited Edition Alfred Angelo’s New “Cinderella” Wedding Dress

Everyone has been really excited to see the new adaptation of our favorite Princess Cinderella including us and we can’t wait to see the movie which is out in theaters right now! Check out the trailer here.  <—

Here is a picture of Ella (Lily James) with her Prince Charming (Richard Madden), in their official wedding portrait.

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Her dress is gorgeous and the floral detail is exceptional!

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Of course Alfred Angelo, who is known for making Disney princess dresses and has a similar dress in the works. Alfred also another look if you want a more traditional all white dress.

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 It has the same floral design but it is a white on white version and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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Here is the back of the white on white version that Alfred Angelo is making for the more traditional bride.

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The Limited Edition Cinderella wedding dress features sheer organza yoke with long fitted sleeves, full length ball gown silhouette, layered organza, tulle, satin skirt, floral embroidery, crystal beading, sequins, basque waist and chapel train.

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Both dresses will be available in Mid-April and are going for $1,949.

What do you think of the Cinderella wedding dress? Would you wear this to your wedding?

XOXO,

Mojuba 

 

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Paris Fashion Week – From Runway to Aisle

From Runway To Aisle; Recapping SS ’15.

For those of us who aren’t graced with a willowy 6-foot stature, walking down the aisle is our runway moment. We’ve compiled a handy guide to the modern (yet timeless) trends of Spring ’15 that you can easily incorporate into your nuptial attire. The trick is pick the trend that best reflects your natural style so your bridal look reveals the most confident, radiant you.

 

Fur – Whether you prefer faux or real, a plush touch evokes a regal feel. This trend is also great for brides whose weddings are planned during the height of winter. We especially love the brocade mix seen during Dennis Basso’s show

 

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Fringing – Flippy fringes are great for adding movement to looser silhouettes. We spotted it on hems or decorating chic cover-ups. Destination wedding? We especially love the Pucci poncho in the middle for a beachfront ceremony.

 

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Sheer Reveal – If you’re the kind of gal who can’t quite commit to that Tourney design, this season was full of softer, subtler ways to show some skin. Zuhair Murad tops the list as our peekaboo favorite with designs for before and after the ceremony. For a look that’s a bit chaster, try Rochas.

 

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Well ladies, what style will you choose for the big day? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

 

 

*All images from Style.com

 

Dress Twice as Nice

One of my favorite trends to hit the wedding market is the just say yes to the reception dress mentality so many brides have taken on! Tons of brides will tell you that the most exciting part of the wedding planning process is finding that perfect gown, but now brides don’t have to limit themselves to just one. How often do you get to wear a wedding dress? You might as well wear two!

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The reception dress is literally just that – a dress picked out solely for getting your first dance and cake cutting on during your reception. While brides like to go for the traditional long and flowy or even poofy and princessy dresses for a dramatic walk down the aisle, even all bustled up they can still be a bit of a burden on the dance floor. You’re married! You deserve a wardrobe change. All those knee-high or even itty bitty mini wedding dresses you see in the boutiques that have you scratching your head? This is the time to break them out. You get to slip into a fun party dress that allows you more movement and lets face it, more comfort! Wedding dresses have corsets and boning and can actually tip the scales at 20 or even 30 pounds, and you just don’t need all the gown weighing you down.

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Keep the whole bridal theme up by going with a white dress for the reception too, and pair that leg-looker with a hot pair of stilettos now that your tootsies will be on full display! Worried about kicking up those heels for hours on end? Throw some Dancin’ Feet® cushions from your Mojuba Bride Bag in your soles and you’ll be dancing on air until you make your grand exit.

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