Our Modern Latina Bride Questions Wedding Etiquette
Our Modern Latina Bride Questions Wedding Etiquette
By Verky Arcos | 10/19/2011 - 12:00

When you decide to plan a wedding it should be to celebrate your love, but some people hope to make it an "investment"—meaning they spend money putting together this special event hoping to make the money back (if not turn a profit).

Unfortunately, from my experience this is not the case. Nowadays, with so many different types of weddings, proper gift giving etiquette has been skewed. I only found out about the whole “etiquette” portion of a wedding planning once I began planning my own. Honestly, I’m still confused about it, especially in the gift giving department. 

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Our Modern Latina Bride Wants a Lasting (and LOVING!!) Marriage
Our Modern Latina Bride Wants a Lasting (and LOVING!) Marriage
By Verky Arcos | 10/05/2011 - 09:45

I’m back from Aruba and it was the perfect getaway, so much so that we extended our stay for a few more days defeating the purpose of a “mini-moon” (a short honeymoon vacation). It was just too good to leave, we relaxed at the beach, celebrated, did snuba (a combo of snorkel and scuba), shared romantic dinners, and even found a decent salsa club to get our dance on.

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Our Modern Latina Bride gets Married and is headed to her mini-moon!
Our Modern Latina Bride Gets Married!
By Verky Arcos | 09/28/2011 - 15:00

I got married last weekend and I couldn’t be happier… I’m positively glowing! A few days before the wedding, it felt as if I had saved up all the stress that most brides experience through the wedding planning process for the last few days. There were so many last minute things I needed to do and small details like menus and ceremony programs to handle.

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Our Modern Latina Bride Celebrates Her Bachelorette Party!
By Verky Arcos | 09/21/2011 - 17:00

And the countdown begins! I am just three days away from my wedding and this weekend my friends and family did a great job sending me off to the great uknown—married life.

We had cocktails at a lounge, dinner at a restaurant, and dancing at a club...in other words, it was perfect! I’m sharing some photos (the ones I can post anyway) to walk you through my girl’s night out. It was filled with love, fun and (just a few) cocktails.

Tell me what you did for your bachelorette party in the comments below!

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Our Modern Latina Bride Makes DIY Wedding Favors
By Verky Arcos | 09/14/2011 - 17:00

I am just 10 days away from my wedding and I’m finally starting to get a little nervous! Not necessarily because of the commitment I’m making to the love of my life, but because I want to make sure I get all the little things done for the wedding. I have been so on point with checking things off my list that I don’t want to forget anything now.

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'Big Sexy’s' Nikki Gomez Sets the Record Straight for Curvy Women Everywhere!
By Verky Arcos | 09/13/2011 - 16:05

With the three-part series of Big Sexy coming to an end today, we thought it was perfect timing to speak to the hopeless romantic on the show and sassy Latina, Nikki Gomez, to find out just how she’s being a role model for young curvy girls everywhere. 

What has the response been like from the show?

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Best Dressed: 2011 ALMA Awards
Best Dressed: 2011 ALMA Awards
By Verky Arcos | 09/12/2011 - 17:13

The Alma Awards brought out all the beautiful Latinas from Jessica Alba to Naya Rivera as they strutted on the red carpet in stunning true award show style gowns. There are so many to choose from, but which is your fave?

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Our Modern Latina Bride Gets Showered with Love
By Verky Arcos | 09/07/2011 - 14:30

After being rescheduled three times, my bridal shower finally happened and it was totally a success!! I couldn’t have asked for a better time spent with the women I love. The day was filled with surprises, games, heartfelt wishes, a little crying, and of course unlimited mimosas. Here are some photos to recap the lovely brunch bridal shower. I hope you can feel the love from the photos like I did that day.

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Wedding Mapper
Our Modern Latina Bride Finally Finds a Website that Works!
By Verky Arcos | 08/31/2011 - 14:45

Although I must admit I haven't really been going by a legit "to-do" list like most brides, I think I've been doing pretty well keeping everything organized and getting things done.

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Our Modern Latina Bride gets her make-up trial for the wedding
Our Modern Latina Bride Goes For Her Make-Up Trial!
By Verky Arcos | 08/24/2011 - 16:59

I am a strong believer in people really owning their craft and showing their talents by being their own #1 spokesperson. For example, as a fashion editor it would be a sin for me to walk around wearing high-water wide leg jeans, so naturally when looking for my make-up artist the first thing I did instead of looking at their portfolio is look at them. It amazes me to see so many “make-up artists” looking jacked up and not really selling their services to the fullest.

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