Wedding Wednesday: 7 Lessons from Twilight

Who said vampires can’t teach us anything? They taught us that love surpasses all (even if there’s a 90 year age difference). While the new Twilight installment Breaking Dawn was raking in $140 million at the box office this weekend… we were all dying to see the wedding! And it definitely had all the drama of Bella and Edward’s relationship. Here are some lessons we learned from the nuptials:

1. Your natural surroundings provide a great backdrop

2. Can’t go wrong with a family crest on the invitations

3. Jewel tones look great on fair skinned bridesmaids

4. You can never have too many flowers

5. Leave the drama behind you (replica of custom Carolina Herrera gown)

6. Wear something blue in your hair

7. Go to Brazil for your honeymoon! (But maybe don’t play chess)

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Top 10 Wedding Moments From The Movies

Why do we go to the movies? To be entertained, to laugh, to cry, to fall in love. Nothing captures the sweetness and craziness of a wedding quite like films do. Romantic comedies gives us have hope that the man of our dreams will stand outside our window holding a boombox over his head playing Peter Gabriel. Or convince us that we should chase down our best friend right before his wedding and say “Pick me!”

So this Wedding Wednesday, we’re going to the movies! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite scenes that encapsulate all that weddings can bring: love, laughter and a little crazy. In no particular order…

1. Bridesmaids – One of the funniest movies we’ve seen in years. We wanted to be on stage busting out “Some day somebody is going to make you turn around and say goodbye” with Wilson Phillips.

2. Wedding Crashers - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn would make the best real-life wedding guests.

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding - Who doesn’t want to burst out into song during a rehearsal dinner? We do!

4. The Wedding Singer - After  being stood up at the alter, Adam Sandler goes back to a work as a wedding singer and becomes a train wreck. This movie has an awesome soundtrack. And how cute was Drew Barrymore?

5. Sixteen Candles - We love the tipsy sister walking down the aisle trying to eat her veil. But, we were also quite distracted by Jake Ryan. Swoon!

6. It Takes Two - A Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen classic! And Michelle’s all-time favorite childhood movie. “I’ve never been so humiliated in my life!” (Don’t mind the sübtitles…)

7. Father of the Bride - The entire movie warmed our hearts. Remember when Steve Martin says to himself during the wedding, “I realized at that moment that I was never going to come home again and see Annie at the top of the stairs, that I’d never see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks. I suddenly realized what was happening: Annie was all grown up and leaving us. Something inside began to hurt.” We need a tissue!

8. Princess Bride – Nothing like a bad accent to lighten the mood at a wedding.

9. The Notebook - What wedding? Ryan Gosling can kiss us in the rain anytime.

10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – We all wanted to be Greek after this movie and shout “OPA!”

Tell us below… what’s your favorite wedding movie moment?

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BRIDESMAIDS New Movie Trailer

Is this the female version of The Hangover? Are bridesmaids really that awkward? One thing we learned from watching shows like Bridezilla is that weddings can either be a success or a mess. The directors of this film clearly opted for the comical version of the latter starring funny ladies Maya Rudolph and Kristin Wiig. The film hits theaters May 13th. As a bride you never know how your wedding party will turn out, so choose wisely. Watch the trailer below.

Favorite Spa Movie Sequences

We love watching movies. There are action packed thrillers, comedies, dramas and of course our favorite: spa-medies. Never heard of it? Well, this is our way of summing up our favorite spa scenes featured in different movies. We got a few suggestions from our Facebook and Twitter friends, which led us to the infamous “Bend and Snap” scene from Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde and Martin Lawrence’s portrayal as Big Momma hitting the shower’s in Big Momma’s House among others of our very own favorite silver screen spa scenes. Watch the snippets below and tell us: What’s your favorite spa scene in a movie?

Legally Blonde – The Bend and Snap

Big Momma’s House 2

Rush Hour 2

Because I Said So

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Spa Movie Re-Treats: Blockbuster Bliss #SpaWeekGossip 11.03.10

Put on your biggest, darkest movie star sunglasses!  We’re having a special, red carpet Oscar worthy Spa Screening his week on #SpaWeekGossip and you’ve got a front row seat.

A movie theater may not be a spa, BUT what a perfect place to escape the world and unwind for awhile.  If you can’t get to the theater, kick back with a DVD and fire up your home movie night.

AND. . . guess what? We will reveal a few spas that ARE movie theaters.  What a combo, technicolor me deliriously happy!  So don’t wait for intermission, plan to join us as we write our spa script with:

Relaxing  beauty treatment and film pairings

Spa done right (and wrong) in the movies

Fave flicks for a cinematic retreat

Gourmet popcorn & snacks

How to throw your own Spa Flick Night

What: SpaWeek & Art of the Spa’s #SpaWeekGossip

When: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2 pm EST/11 am PAC

Where: On Twitter with hashtag #SpaWeekGossip or

For easier chatting (hashtag entered automatically for you) tweet on:

Topic:  Spa Movie Re-treats

Who: @spaweek @artofthespa  & YOU!

Spanelists: @spaheiress @reddoorspas @candydye

See you there!

Michelle (Spa Week Daily) & Candy (Art of the Spa)


Congratulations to the WINNERS of the $25 SpaWeek Gift Cards: @icfaces @Jyork230 @deniselao

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