Tattoo Wedding Cake

Today's random wedding cake of the day is inspired by renowned tattoo artist, Ed Hardy. Pretty cool idea for an offbeat bride. You'll either love this one, or hate it. No in between.

Tattoo Wedding Cake
(Source: ShadeeGray15)

Become A BrideTide Pro

BrideTide Pro
We are thrilled to announce the search for the first round of BrideTide Pros!

What is a BrideTide Pro?
Our BrideTide Pros are wedding industry insiders who share the same passion for bridal news, tips, stats and trends as we do. BrideTide Pros are featured authors of the BrideTide blog who share their wedding industry advice and insight via two blog posts per month within their respective bridal category.

Who is eligible to become a BrideTide Pro?
Everyone! But please remember, we are looking for seasoned wedding pros that know their specific wedding service inside and out. Preference will be given to those who have established themselves in their related field.

What are the category choices?
Good question! Choose from:

The BrideTide ProWedding Cake Corner
These cake pros cover the latest in wedding cake trends and influential design elements while dishing out the tastiest tips to help guide the planning bride.

BrideTide ProExpert Wedding Etiquette
Delving into the world of proper bridal etiquette, these pros highlight the sophisticated side of the wedding day with appropriate advice for better social graces.

BrideTide ProThe Groom Room
Straight-forward wedding advice for guys, by guys. Membership is 20 push-ups. :)

BrideTide ProThe Posh Bride
These style divas feature the latest fashionista bridal trends along with cutting-edge expert design views. If you want to look fab on your big day, these pros definitely know how to lend a hand.

BrideTide ProEco-Green Wedding Guide
Earth-friendly advice for the environmentally conscious bride and groom. These pros give sound "green" advice for those pursuing a more natural wedding event.

BrideTide ProWedding Notes
Get all your wedding music questions answered by our team of song pros that explains the extremely important role that music and sound plays in a wedding celebration.

BrideTide ProThe Budget Bride Chronicles
With an eye on their budget and a hand on their purse, these money pros make sure you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to anything bridal. Always frugally yours.

BrideTide ProCelebrity Wedding Spotlight
If your looking for the latest celebrity bridal buzz, rumors, and wedding news on the planet, look no further than this group of chic paparazzi pros.

BrideTide ProFound on Etsy!
These pros find all the greatest handmade wedding treasures that can be found on Etsy and bundle them together by theme or color for some jaw-dropping bridal inspiration! No self promoting.

BrideTide ProTotal Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience. To help create a less-stress celebration, these event coordinators offer professional planning advice to keep you sane from the proposal to the altar.

How many blog posts do BrideTide Pros have to submit?
As mentioned above, all pros will be expected to submit at least two unique guest blog posts per month on any topic in their category.

How do I sign up?

If you are a leader in your wedding niche (or know someone who is) and are interested in contributing to our blog as a BrideTide Pro, please email us at and include your field of expertise, amount of time you have been blogging and what category you would like to be a part of.

If chosen, all pros must agree to a minimum of 2 unique blog posts per month in their category. Profile of BrideTide Pros will include a link back to that author's wedding-related website and twitter profile.

Thanks and good luck!

The Paintball Bride

How's this for a great bachelorette party idea. Guests were instructed to wear the most hideous bridesmaid dress they could find, because it was time to get jiggy with some paintball guns!

The Paintball Bride
All images taken by Vibrant Pixel
The Paintball Bride
The happy bride-to-be was outfitted in a vintage 1970s gown.
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The Paintball Bride
In case you're wondering, yes, they are in heels!
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The Star of the Day!
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Do you have a unique bachelorette party that you want to share? Email us!

Registration Now Open For engage!10

engage!10Following the stunning success of four sold out events in the past two years, bringing together a combined total of over 500 wedding professionals attending from 35 states and 15 countries, Engaging Concepts has opened registration for engage!10 :: Cayman Islands.

engage!10A gathering of the "best of the best" in the wedding industry - from speakers to attendees - engage!10 will seek to offer something not found in other bridal conferences. Careful attention is paid to creating an intimate atmosphere of effortless networking allowing for an open exchange of ideas, information, inspiration and candid discussions of the issues and opportunities facing everyone in today's luxury wedding industry.

If you are a bridal pro looking to meet some of the wedding industry elite, click here to register or find more details on the Weddex blog.

Wedding Tip #6

wedding tip 6
Hey brides, try to remember not to sit older guests or young children near DJ speakers during your reception. The high volume may be considered frustrating or annoying to both.

Random Wedding Cake of the Day

colorful abstract wedding cake
Today's random wedding cake of the day comes to us from SugarCraft and features a colorful abstract design consisting of the colors Brown, Egg Yellow, Leaf Green, Lemon Yellow, Orange, Sky Blue, Super Black, Super Red and Violet.

The Jello-shots Wedding Cake

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We'll just let this photo speak for itself. I bet the reception was pretty interesting. Stay classy.

BrideTide Wedding Widget

All your favorite wedding blogs in one place!

Click on a link to see the hottest wedding trends and bridal advice submitted by our lovely members on Constantly updated to provide you the freshest bridal resource on the Internet.

Found a great wedding blog post that you want to share? Submit it here

Martha Stewart On A Stripper Pole

Yep you read the title correctly. Click play on the video below to see America's favorite host take a spin on a stripper pole to demonstrate the exercise benefits for a recent taping of the Martha Stewart Show. You go girl!

Vote for Us In The Shorty Awards!

Hey guys! If you feel we are making a positive impact in the wedding industry, we would be thrilled to have your vote in this years Shorty Awards: twitter wedding categories. We love twitter and we love sharing the latest wedding trends, stats, news, blogs and funny bridal info with everyone! Here's to a great 2010!

10 Eco-friendly Wedding Tweeps You Should Follow On Twitter

One wedding trend that continues to gain momentum in 2010 is the conscious effort by engaged couples to be more environmentally-friendly with their overall bridal planning. There are a ton of "eco" websites that already cater to this lifestyle but did you know there are a few dedicated wedding pros on twitter that focus specifically on being a "green" bride. Below you will find the 10 eco-friendly wedding tweeps you should be following on Twitter. Definitely inspiring.













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Random Wedding Cake of the Day

unique wedding cake pictures

Bead trimmed separator with red and ivory iced tiers. Corsage flower and wrapped ribbon design. Created by Cakes By Occasions.

What If There Were No Wedding Blogs?

Where would your wedding inspiration come from if you were planning 40, 30 or 20 years ago?
Think about that for a moment.
Where would you find your wedding inspiration and support if wedding blogs and online resources didn't exist?

We recently ran across a truly wonderful post over at All Things Wedding that sheds some insight on how important wedding blogs and bridal websites have become in the wedding planning efforts for today's modern bride. It's absolutely amazing the amount of motivation, encouragement, comfort and advice that is given on a daily basis by the online wedding community. Their presence is admired, and truly appreciated.

Together, we can advance the wedding industry.