Simply a White Wedding … A Trend for 2011

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Customarily the American bride is the only one adorned in white … but as fashion has it this is no longer the case! An all-white wedding is today’s blossoming trend and makes the prettiest palette. The soft and innocent hues of white can be splashed about or can cover every facet of your special day. From the gratitudes (favors) to the flowers, to the linens and the cake, even your bridesmaids can be dressed in all white. White creates a clean, simple, and very chic look – and don’t forget it comes in many subtle hues.

Use shades of white such as old lace, vanilla, isabelline and beige to create a shabby chic vintage look or use shades such as eggshell, pearl, and magnolia to create a crisp modern look.

Play with accents such as ribbons, feathers, pearls and jewels, even props such as birds, white branches, balloons and vases full of random objects such as buttons or candies. When it comes to white your options really are endless…

~ Megan

Simply a White Wedding … A Trend for 2011

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Customarily the American bride is the only one adorned in white … but as fashion has it this is no longer the case! An all-white wedding is today’s blossoming trend and makes the prettiest palette. The soft and innocent hues of white can be splashed about or can cover every facet of your special day. From the gratitudes (favors) to the flowers, to the linens and the cake, even your bridesmaids can be dressed in all white. White creates a clean, simple, and very chic look – and don’t forget it comes in many subtle hues.

Use shades of white such as old lace, vanilla, isabelline and beige to create a shabby chic vintage look or use shades such as eggshell, pearl, and magnolia to create a crisp modern look.

Play with accents such as ribbons, feathers, pearls and jewels, even props such as birds, white branches, balloons and vases full of random objects such as buttons or candies. When it comes to white your options really are endless…

~ Megan

It’s Your Wedding Make it What You Want!

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I was traveling recently and found this great sign; a picture of it now sits on my desk.  It says, “We Create Our Tomorrows By What We Dream Today!”  My advice to all brides, and really women everywhere, is: the sky is your limit, dream big and create your own tomorrow – the way you want it. Your dream wedding might be an extravagant white tie affair or a small, intimate thrifty event; whichever it may be – go for it! Don’t forget it’s YOUR wedding and YOUR dreams should be the ones represented.  It’s okay to incorporate others’ ideas (that is, if you like them) but don’t sacrifice your vision for what others want.
I have to admit, I am addicted to TLC’s show “Say Yes to the Dress.” On almost every episode there is at least one bride that falls in love with her dream dress but chooses not to purchase it because the group of people she brought with her doesn’t like it, or something about it. It’s true that some input is important and at times it can be quite helpful but don’t lose site of what you want, otherwise you’ll end up unhappy on one of the most important days of your life!

~ Kristen

It’s Your Wedding Make it What You Want!

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I was traveling recently and found this great sign; a picture of it now sits on my desk.  It says, “We Create Our Tomorrows By What We Dream Today!”  My advice to all brides, and really women everywhere, is: the sky is your limit, dream big and create your own tomorrow – the way you want it. Your dream wedding might be an extravagant white tie affair or a small, intimate thrifty event; whichever it may be – go for it! Don’t forget it’s YOUR wedding and YOUR dreams should be the ones represented.  It’s okay to incorporate others’ ideas (that is, if you like them) but don’t sacrifice your vision for what others want.
I have to admit, I am addicted to TLC’s show “Say Yes to the Dress.” On almost every episode there is at least one bride that falls in love with her dream dress but chooses not to purchase it because the group of people she brought with her doesn’t like it, or something about it. It’s true that some input is important and at times it can be quite helpful but don’t lose site of what you want, otherwise you’ll end up unhappy on one of the most important days of your life!

~ Kristen

Viva Las Vegas!

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October proved to be a very beautiful month in luck, weather and smiles. Strolling the grounds of the lovely JW Marriott Las Vegas in Summerlin, NV simply puts you in the mindset that Vegas doesn’t have to be all about bright lights and casino craziness. Flowing grass, gurgling fountains and water throughout the property most certainly set a tone of tranquility and peacefulness – just a lovely spot for a fall wedding. We spent a fun filled October weekend in Vegas with our bride, Stacie and groom, James.

Oh, did I mention this was the weekend with the once in a lifetime date of 10/10/10? First key to the success of this lovely wedding was flexibility and we certainly worked some magic to book this very special affair with a two month lead time. Our bride wanted a wedding at 10 a.m., so our luck continued, everything we wanted was available in the morning. A note to future Vegas-brides … out of state weddings require a license. A  visit to the court house on the Thursday prior (10/7/10) was brilliant as the couple avoided long queues, stanchions and the crowds of the weekend. This desert destination was a convenient gathering spot for the wedding party and their guests with ample flights and an infrastructure to provide anything and everything with in a short few minute drive.
The setting was the quaint “Lodge” with a glorious expanse of grassy knolls and waterfalls nearby. The beautiful bride selected her two nieces to be the flower girls and they were as cute as buttons wearing fashionable tutus of toile. Her colors were bullet and blush and this was accentuated in everything from the flowers and the bridal party dresses to the Chuck Taylor Converse monogrammed sneakers the groomsmen donned.
 

To commemorate the day, personal notes and polaroid photos from each attending guest were clipped to the wish tree branches.
This intimate Vegas wedding was just what James and Stacie had hoped for… a memory making event filled with love, luck and Las Vegas luxe…

~ Kate