As a professional wedding officiant, I arrive to your ceremony at least an hour early. That means I get to see the finishing touches of the hair and makeup team (if you’re not doing a first look and already ready). The ladies are often in colorful robes, drinking champagne and laughing at inside jokes. I get to observe the catering staff and wedding planner finalizing the tablescapes and decor. And, I get to check in with the groom and his groomsmen (if there is one) to see how they’re getting ready. Sometimes it’s loud music, shots of whiskey and maybe even lawn games. It’s such a relaxed and happy time!Read More
As a professional wedding officiant, I spend a lot of time with the groomsmen right before the ceremony starts. Many times the groomsmen need my help with some last minute details like affixing the boutonnieres, tying ties, deciding which suit button to button, etc. Because these questions come up again and again, I thought I’d write a special blog post for all the grooms and groomsmen out there.Read More
More and more, brides are choosing to wear a veil during their wedding. Many of them decide to have the veil already off their face for the ceremony, while a few brides are sticking with the tradition of having the wedding veil over their face until the kiss. If you're going with the veil over the face, here are a few things to think about.Read More
happy new year! i'm so excited about the 2013 wedding season. last fall i made my prediction of what the 2013 wedding trends would be, and i can't wait to see how some of the couples i'm working with incorporate these ideas into their weddings. to recap, i believe many weddings in 2013 will make a move towards a more sophisticated, elegant, romantic style like the Great Gatsby era.
i also believe there will be a resurgence of pearl engagement rings, and i'm glad for it because i love the look! my mother's engagement ring all those years ago was a lovely solitare pearl on a gold band. i remember thinking it was the most elegant and beautiful ring i had ever seen. here are a few pearl engagement rings to inspire YOU.
you can check out my pinterest engagement ring board for more inspiration or just to drool.
ok so this isn't the newest trend in wedding decor, but it's just about the most awesome theme i can think of for a winter wedding: antlers! there is something so rustic and yet chic about antlers. cute little deer decorations (without antlers) can be sweet and chic, too. what's your take on this trend? would you incorporate antlers into your winter wedding?
take a look at some antler inspiration below.
if you follow me on pinterest, you know that i love everything about weddings! one of my favorite boards is wedding decor. here are just a few of my favorite wedding table scapes and place settings. i hope they provide you with inspiration for your wedding.
i wore my grandmother's earrings on my wedding day. it wasn't to follow the "something old" tradition, i did it because they were chunky and big (for me) and my wedding guests in the last row could see them. i didn't wear a necklace so i wanted my earrings to make a statement. i love the look of big necklaces or bold earrings with a sweet wedding dress. don't forget, it's not just the size of the piece but that color can make a big statement, too. to give you a little inspiration for your wedding, below you'll find some awesome statement wedding jewelry and i'll start with my own earrings!
what do you think of this trend: the non-white wedding dress? i happen to LOVE it! it's a bold fashion statement but one that pays off. here are some of my favorite colorful wedding gowns. would you wear any of them?
die-cut elements are a big hit in weddings right now. from invitations to place cards to favors to jewelry. you can die cut into wood, metal, paper, hard plasti, leather. i love how die-cut items look like lace: delicate and sophisticated. what do you think of this trend?
one of the brides from a wedding i performed owns a business called peppersprouts and she makes all sorts of cool "modern home decor and accessories" and many of them are die-cut. i love her stuff! she also has a great blog called upstate fancy, check it out!
actually i think this last one is a papercut which is different than die-cut, but it's so cool i wanted to share it anyway.
if you spend any time on pinterest you'll see that chevron stripes are just about the coolest thing since patterns were invented. people love them some chevrons. it's by far my most popular board with 137 followers (cake is in second place with 120). i also love the chevron pattern. here are a few of my favorites.