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From the Comfort of Your Own Home

As the granddaughter of a hairdresser, I thought I knew all the ins and outs in regards to the business of hair. But just a few weeks ago my buddy took me by surprise. We were about to watch a musical together … Continue reading »

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Pretty Little Things

Oh Etsy, what a treasure trove of goodies you have! I’d like to share a darling find – allow me to introduce you to IrisJane. IrisJane creates one of a kind earrings in both bridal and whimsical styles. Above is an example … Continue reading »

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Body Glide – Not Just For Athletes!

A few years ago I was out with some friends wearing a sequined top. The top was fabulous, but after a few hours I realized I had rubbed the inside of my arms raw. My bestie was out with me and she … Continue reading »

MAC Pro Longwear

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When my best friend got married last year she wanted to make sure that her lip color did not come off, especially on the groom! She found a beautiful lip color by MAC Cosmetics in their Pro Longwear line. Fast forward to … Continue reading »


Look Your Best on Your Wedding Day!

Fitness Matters from Arlington, VA would like to offer Big Fat Cake readers a chance to look their best on their wedding day. These are great gift ideas too and a fun way to bond with your bridal party! There are three exciting … Continue reading »

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How to Choose a Makeup Artist for Your Wedding

presents How to Choose a Makeup Artist for Your Wedding by Barbara Hill Before you were a bride-to-be, you probably never had to hire a professional makeup artist before.  Maybe you’ve had your makeup done by a pro at a friend’s wedding, … Continue reading »


Winner of FREE Bridal Bootcamp!

Congratulations to Liz McCabe for winning the FREE Bridal Bootcamp with Fitness Matters! Liz will get a FREE class for her and up to 3 friends! And after that, she will get 20% off any additional classes she chooses to purchase. What … Continue reading »


New Year Resolutions Geared Toward Brides to Be

Almost everyone makes some type of New Year’s resolutions. But for brides getting married in 2012, making some simple resolutions can mean more confidence during the big day. One of the most common resolutions in the New Year is to lose weight. … Continue reading »

Look good on your wedding day with Fitness Matters in Arlington, VA

Commenting Contest: FREE Bridal Boot Camp

“How would a private bridal boot camp help you on your wedding day?”  Every bride and groom wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. But the clock is ticking and every workout matters! There’s no time for winter … Continue reading »

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Winner of Big Fat Ideas – FREE Make-up Trial

I am pleased to announce that Edris is the winner of our first Big Fat Ideas contest! She won a FREE wedding make-up trial from Bridal Artistry for sharing an idea for cake pops that were a a favor and seating card. … Continue reading »

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Bridal Artistry – Wedding Makeup Vendor

Big Fat Cake welcomes Bridal Artistry to our vendor directory. I went to a makeup networking event for women in Arlington, VA where Barbara gave makeup advice to 14 women in one night! Everyone walked away with one or more things that … Continue reading »

Easy Up-Do for Short Hair

Usually, up-do’s require some hair length to work with but this salon from NYC shows how you can still get those locks for your big day. From The Daily Candy: Have found any good up-do options for short hair?