NY State of Mind- Weddings!


One of my BFF’s is getting married next month and I have had the pleasure of making several trips to NYC to assist her as she prepares for her big day.

Girlfriend is a complete shoe whore, so imagine how challenging it has been for her to find shoes! RK Bridal and My Glass Slipper had several options to choose from.

RK Bridal
318 West 39th St. (Between 8th & 9th Ave.) New York City, NY 10018

RK Bridal can best be described as a bridal emporium. They literally have every imaginable item you would need to purchase for a wedding, from shoes, to veils, you name it, they have it.

They are also a great option for prom dresses, as well as formal wear… my only recommendation is that you DO NOT go on a Saturday if you can help it; that place was a mad house!



My Glass Slipper
20 W. 22nd St, #614
New York, NY 10010 212-627-0231
My Glass Slipper offers the ultimate Cinderella shoe fantasy. The store offers everything from Giuseppe Zanotti, to Kate Spade and virtually everything in between. Although we visited their 22nd street location, you can also purchase shoes from them on the web!

Check them out… My Glass Slipper

Last but not least, my girlfriend has been on a mad hunt to find her honey do a wedding band. Check out
Superior Wedding Rings for everything from Gold, to Titanium options!




318 West 39th St. (Between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York City, NY 10018

The soundtrack of my life- ‘wedding’ favors


As many of my readers know, my honey-do and I just renewed our wedding vows. The ceremony was lovely, the food at the reception was truly delectable, and I enjoyed spending time with some of my nearest and dearest friends and family. After the dust has settled, and I am fully encompassed back into the reality that is my life, one of my favorite items from my renewal is the compilation CD!! The CD has songs that have meaning for me and my hubby- it starts off with Beyonce’s “Flaws and all” cause, well I am a train-wreck in the morning, and ends with “Its Our Anniversary”.

I listened to the CD on my looong commute from DC to B-more this evening, and my heart swelled, and an inevitable smile crossed my face as I grooved to the soundtrack that is my life.

I have a lot of friends (congrats Tracey!) getting married this spring, and I highly recommend this very personalized wedding favor.

Here’s a partial list of songs:
Leela James- Don’t Speak
Lauryn Hill- Lost Ones
Lauryn Hill- Zion
Jill Scott- Slowly Surely
Jill Scott- Love Rain- feat Mos Def
Jill Scott- Golden
Jill Scott- Bedda at Home
Erykah Badu- Cleva
Zhane- sending my love
Raphael Siddiqq-Anniversary
TI- You can have whatever you like
Beyonce- Flaws and all
Frankie Beverly and Maze- southern girl
Frankie Beverly- golden time of day
Etta James- At Last
Neyo- Miss Independent
Estelle- come over

GF

Wedding Shoes!

Many of my regular readers know that I am renewing my wedding vows in November so I am on a hunt for a dress, shoes etc.

The GF is far from traditional, and because vow renewal is NOT a recreation of a wedding, I am looking for items that are whimsical, fun, and fashionable.

I came across these Shannon Britt shoes while e-window shopping on Zappos. Me likey!!


photos courtesy of Zappos

The GF is getting married- again!


So my husband proposed to me this week, and I’m getting married to my honey-do again. I am super excited about the prospect of renewing my wedding vows. I am blessed enough to have married my best friend, and in honor of our friendship, and love we have decided to rededicate ourselves in front of our families, and closest friends.

He has selected 11/22 as the day we will walk down the aisle again, and of course the GF has been in a whirlwind of wedding plans- starting with the dress! Even though this is the second time around for me, I am still going to wear an antique white, or eggshell colored gown.

Please feel free to email me any suggestions- ghetto.fashion.ista@hotmail.com

I will be providing fashion week updates tomorrow!

GF

photo courtesy of the Baltimore Cupcake Company

LaDonna and Darnell Jump the Broom

“Today throws a wedding” featured the wedding of my soror LaDonna as she jumped the broom into wedded bliss with her honey do Darnell.

The bride was resplendent in a Priscilla of Boston gown.

check out the ceremony below

Beyonce Says " I do"

The former Destiny Child front woman recently walked down the aisle with her Boo… pictures of the nuptials have been hard to come by, so I came up with some possible looks for the diva’s wedding day.

Bridal Fashion the Target Way

The GF is truly addicted to Target (Tar’jay). I honestly feel like there needs to be a $50 admission fee to the store because no matter what I go in to buy, I get sucked into some type of vortex and end up spending a minimum of 50 bucks. Hence my theory about them charging an admission fee.

I can claim I’m going in just to buy toothpaste, and toilet paper, and if I just happen to purchase a new comforter, or stationary, or a cute mossimo sweat suit, I’ve already paid my fee. The e-tail experience of Tar’Jay is just as addictive as there brick and mortar stores. I was traveling for work recently and my mother sent me an IM informing that Target has wedding gowns! Well, I just had to go and take a look- Here comes the bride, all dress in white- from Target no less.

Issac Mizrahi for Target



You can view the entire collection at
Target Bridal Collection

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