Know Your BAB Bride – Nika (3.16.10)

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While doing my usual perusal of the web for wedding planning ideas and articles, I came across several sites that listed what they thought  will be the wedding trends for 2010.  They included bird cage veils, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and  backyard weddings.  I thought these were interesting as well:

1. Non-linear aisles.  Brides and Grooms are straying away from  straight aisles preferring to walk in from different angles and choosing to meet in a central spot.  Think circular or triangle aisles.

2.  Hollywood glam for the Grooms.  Old style looks for the men saying "I Do".

3.  Comfort foods for the reception.  Pizza, burgers, ribs with a twist.  For instance, mini Kobe burgers as an hor d'oeuvre. 

4.  Themed engagement photo shoots.  I like this idea.  I think if I were getting married I would bring whatever theme I used for my photo shoot into my wedding plans. 

5.  Tea length wedding gowns.  I love the tea length gowns!  They are elegant, retro, and very chic.

What do you BABs think about these trends?  What do you believe will be trends for 2010?


Now, let's meet this week's KNOW YOUR BAB Bride…



(All Nika's photos are courtesy of photographer Christopher Moore)


Describe your day in 3 words.

"Beautiful, calm, and hot."

What were your wedding colors?

"Navy blue with apple green accents"

Your wedding date and location.

June 28, 2008, Snellville, GA



Paula:  Describe your “This Is the One” moment when you saw your wedding dress. 

Nika: After scouring David’s Bridal web site I had found my perfect dress.  Well that was until I actually tried it on.  What looked fabulous on the model made me look awful. My consultant suggested I try on a strapless gown.  I was really hesitant since I am top heavy.  I am glad I did.  After trying on a few gowns, I found the one.  It was a simple white strapless a line dress with ribbon accent.  It was perfect for my outdoor afternoon wedding.


Paula:  What was the funniest thing to happen on your wedding day? 

Nika:  DH is a police officer and a lot of his guests were his co-workers.  When we were pronounced husband and wife, my cousin yelled out “Officer Down!”  That got a laugh out of everyone in attendance.

Paula:  Describe your DH’s participation in the planning process? 

Nika:  He had minimal participation which was great with me.  I am really anal and like things done in a particular way.  He was in charge of the DJ, limo and tuxes.


Paula:  How did you meet your DH? 

Nika:  We met at Bell Bottoms which was a club that  only played old school music.


Paula:  Any issues with your wedding party? If so, how did you resolve them?

Nika:  My BF (MOH) experienced some health issues prior the wedding and was not cleared medically by her physician to travel.  I was upset she would not be there but was more concerned about her health.  I knew if she could be there she certainly would. 


Paula:  Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Nika:  Orlando, FL.  We went to both Disney and Universal Studios.  DH and I are both big kids at heart.


Paula:  Describe your wedding cake

Nika:  I did not want a traditional cake and fell in love with the cupcake tree once I saw it.  I ordered a cupcake tree and decorated it.  Our guests loved it.

Paula:  What was the one thing about your wedding day you wish you had planned differently?

Nika:  I would definitely change the time.  It was held in the middle of the afternoon on a HOT Georgia summer day.  It didn't affect me much since I was the last one to arrive but DH was sweating profusely  during the entire ceremony.  Our programs were fans and guests were provided with bottles of water.  Luckily the ceremony was short and quick and everyone was able to make it back inside to the AC.



Inspiration for Navy and Green Bride-to-Be's

(photos from


Well that's all for this week.  Until the next time…Keep It Beautiful BABs!

~Paula (the Know Your BAB Bride Blogger )

Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Posted by Paula   @   16 March 2010 4 comments

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Mar 16, 2010
9:25 AM
#1 shannon :

Beautiful Nika!!!  Love the colors…lol @ "officer down"

Mar 16, 2010
12:19 PM
#2 Dee Dee :

You know I love it. Cupcakes, yummo!

Mar 16, 2010
7:58 PM
#3 mariposa :

Beautiful wedding! We had the same venue.  :-)

Jul 23, 2010
6:27 PM
#4 ShortCake :

Blissful wedding. I love the comment about officer down and the fact u was more concern about BF health.

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