Instagram Star Tonya Michelle’s Surprise Engagement Is The Best Thing You’ll See All Week
Best love story this week. Tonya and Carl. Power Instagram users will likely recognize Virginia-based blogger Tonya Michelle, aka @tonyamichelle26. I’m a hug fan of Tonya’s account (stalk her for style inspo, amazing product recs, and career motivation) and was obviously so excited to learn about about her SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT. Jarrett Juran, the founder of Films by J, worked with Tonya’s fiancé Carl to film the sweetest surprise proposal at Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia. Watch the full film here and then read our interviews with both Tonya and Jarrett for more on what it’s like to pull of an epic surprise proposal.
Still time for a bridal glow-up. ✨ We teamed up with Manna Kadar Cosmetics to give one lucky winner a Blushing Bride Bag, filled with all the makeup goodies you need for your wedding day, And even if you're not getting married, this bag is hella cute and the makeup is amazing. So enter!
ICYMI: (But like, you probably didn't) Amy Schumer got MARRIED! Her amazing wedding video is finally here. Stars, they're just like us. ;)
Overheard in our Slack: THE ETERNAL QUESTION. How can my bridal party get that perfectly mismatched-but-also-coordinated look?
Here are some smart tips from Vanessa, who actually did the thing. 🙌
Let fabric be your North Star. It won't matter if you each pick a different style if you're all wearing fabrics that complement each other.
Consider how formal you want the bridal party to feel first. If one person has a long satin or silk gown, and someone else is in a chiffon mid-length, it might look disjointed.
Finally, make a collage as your girls start to get their dresses so you can start to get a ~vision~ of how everything will come together. Here's Vanessa bridal party mood board:
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Video you can't miss…Episode 17 of #LoveStoriesTVandChill. Rachel sat down with our amazing friend Stephanie, who runs global communications for Kiehl's, to watch (surprise!) her wedding video. Please note that Stephanie is even wearing her gorgeous blue-and-white wedding dress while we re-live her special day — it’s the best way 😉 Watch it here.
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