As many of you know, 2015 has been filled with many life changes for my family. In December, 2014, my husband graduated pharmacy school, and we welcomed our first baby boy, Ryland. In February, we moved to Nashville for my husband’s new job. I could not be happier with the abundant blessings that have resulted from these changes, however, they have also presented challenges regarding my ability to continue to serve you as owner of The Bride Link.
With this said, I would like to announce that I have decided to sell The Bride Link. There are a few questions that I will answer in this post including why I have made this decision and what you can expect as a result of this decision.
I am so thankful to all of you who have supported The Bride Link, myself, and my family over the past five years. Your encouragement, loyalty, and belief in me is what made my job so enjoyable. I will miss serving you, working alongside you, and being creative with you. Thank you to the many of you who called me your friend and made the long hours of building and growing a business so enjoyable.
Why did you decide to sell The Bride Link?
Running both the national blog and local website for The Bride Link was a full time job before I became a mother, so simply put, I want to put these hours toward being a wife and mom.
What should vendors expect after this announcement regarding their advertising?
The Bride Link will still be available for brides to access, however, I will not be blogging any new content for either the national or local blog or offering advertising to vendors.
Does The Bride Link have a buyer yet?
The Bride Link does not have a buyer yet. If you’re interested or know someone who is, please see the information below.
The ladies at Southern Belle Beauty keep us updated on the latest hair ideas, and today’s DIY hairstyle doesn’t disappoint! Learn how to dress up your average fishtail braid with a little ribbon! I love this idea. You can choose a ribbon that matches your outfit or even choose a variety of widths and textures if you’re wanting something really unique. Thank you to Red Boat Photography and Dara’s Garden for teaming up to create this tutorial for The Bride Link!
Separate the hair into a top and bottom section clipping the upper portion to the top of the head.
Next, create a row of three ponytails horizontally across the head.
Tie ribbon around each ponytail. Make sure to tie the ribbon at the halfway point of the ribbon creating two strands of ribbon per ponytail.
Notice the length of ribbon falls longer on one side of the head than the other. It should look like a stair step with the longest ribbon near the shoulder over which you will create the braid. See the photo below.
Create another row of ponytails with ribbon above the first row.
Let down the top portion of hair. Smooth it over the ponytails and pull it all to the side preparing for the braid. Separate the hair into two strands making sure the ribbon is evenly separated within the two strands.
Begin braiding the hair (here’s a tutorial for a fishtail braid,) and tie it off with a hair band. Tie a strand of ribbon around the hair band to hide it. Gently tug at the braid to loosen it revealing more of the ribbon.
Use scissors to trim any remaining ribbon.