Why is it that we apologize for being who we are? As a professional wedding planner there are women out there who actually DO NOT dream about planning a wedding all of their life. If this is you, breathe that freedom in to be exactly who you are! When you were younger, maybe you didn't dream of every last detail of a wedding and that is OK! SERIOUSLY! It's totally OK!
Regardless of what your aunt says at every family gathering, the social pressure of an Insta-Marriage and the thoughts that run through your own head. Weddings are stressful, which means that you may be better off than you think.
Oh and by the way, you didn't have to dream then when you can dream now! We would love to talk to you about dreaming and creating your wedding day in real time. Contact us to chat!
Real Austin, Texas Wedding | Photo: Brio Photography
Purchasing your wedding dress is not a task that a bride should take lightly, after all, it will probably be one of the most expensive pieces of attire that you own. As you consider purchasing your wedding dress, you want to make sure that you ask yourself the following 3 questions:
1. What are your likes and dislikes about dresses and how they fit you?
2. When you consider the way you want to feel on your wedding day, what comes to mind?
3. What is your wedding theme?
Most women, when we aren't putting some much emphasis on what they are not can pick out at least a few things that they like about themselves. Close your eyes for just a moment and think of all the good things you love about yourself, then ask someone who you know that loves you about your best attributes. Then, think about what other people compliment you on; yes, even the things that you just blow off.
Stay right there...
This is a good place to focus as you consider the areas that you might want to highlight on your big day!
Think about your favorite dress. I know that this can be a hard place with an over-sized t-shirt and yoga pants right now, but just think about it. What do you like about it? Why? How long is it? What color is it? What does it hide or accentuate that you like? Write it down.
3. What’s your wedding theme?
What does your venue feel like? Is it a ballroom at a new chic downtown hotel? Is it in the center of the country? A rustic waters-edge venue? A restaurant? Evaluating the decor and ambiance is one great way to think about what you will wear on your special day.
2. How do you want to feel?
Some brides grow up dreaming about being transformed into a fairy-tale-princess on their wedding day, while others have a hard time imagining their day period. Whichever category you fall in, there is help for you. Make a list of what you want it to feel like when you are walking down the aisle, dance with your spouse, and when you dance with your father.
1. What are your likes and dislikes about dresses and how they fit you?
Not everyone can imagine all of the above, but maybe you can think about what you don't love. For example.. Shoulder pads, I mean really.
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There is nothing more beautiful than having super intentional details on your special day. My clients and always have conversations about what is really important.You can have a beautiful event with a simple pops of color. As shown in the photos about the color pallet, although basic, It is definitely something that would make you pause for just a moment and take notice. Keep that in mind as you consider your special event!
Admittedly, as a dreamer and vision executor for clients, we sometimes are using a lot of instinct and experience as we navigate through all the possibilities of what could be. We recently had the honor of producing an inaugural event for the Greater Austin Black Chamber and it went off so well that we wanted to share it with you!
Quick Tips for getting and keeping your guests on the dance floor:
Photo: Maryna Marsten
Selecting your bridal party for your wedding can is a really daunting task for most couples for a number of reasons. Often time our clients spend a lot of time trying to be pick the best bridal party and sometimes you should, but sometimes picking the best bridal party for your wedding is simple. Without thinking about it, only noting the people that really come to mind, answer the following questions.
Think about it. These people that you mentioned are the ones you probably do real life with and will be there for you when you need them and vice versa. Try to keep in mind the following three tips when considering your bridal party
When you are selecting your bridal party, please keep in mind the bridal party that you don't need are those who:
As you think about your wedding day journey, there are several factors that a client must consider before booking their wedding florist. There are some basics that you should expect your wedding florist to know or you can kindly consider them red flags. This information will also ensure that you are on the right track.
You should expect your wedding florist to know:
1. Wedding Flower Care and Seasonality
2. Estimated Standard Price Range
3. Personal Design Strengths
Wedding Flower Care and Seasonality
Your florist should know if your flowers will stand up to your wedding in the ever changing Texas weather and beyond. With temps in the summer months in the 100's, it is very important that your florist knows care for the flowers and if the flowers offered/selected fit the season.
Estimated Standard Price Ranges
Most florists know their hard costs allowing them to set a standard range for your flowers. It is not uncommon for a bride to ask their florist an average price for a bridesmaid bouquet and bridesmaid bouquet. This gets tricky when you have a flower request that is pretty unique and/or out of season.
Personal Design Strengths
Most florists have a specialty and it shows! It is totally appropriate to find out their style and ensure that you are a great fit for one another. It would be better for you to find out that they can deliver on the look and feel that you are going for up front versus having a disaster waiting for you on your wedding day.
Not gonna lie, we have some florists that we absolutely love! Comment below if you would like us to share our favorites with you!
You can expect that our preferred vendors treat our clients well, but what you may not expect is a home run every time! Well, RossElite shows up on time and ready every time we use their services. They have been such a great partner over the last year since they started their business that we can't help but want to shout their praises from the rooftop! If you are in need of anything at all chauffer related, perhaps you can consider their services! Visit their website http://rosselite.com/
I'll admit that I am no fashion expert, nor do I explore more than 3 colors at a time for myself. Someones mom once said that any 3 colors match and I took that to heart. Needless to say, I am a 3-color kind of girl, but when our team heard about the fashion show for Dell Children's CBCC Fashion Show, we had to participate! 2017 marks the 3rd year that we will support the sweet kiddos as they bring their A-Game to the Runway! Checkout some of the awesome photos from www.zappysprings.com! If you would like to participate with us, we would be delighted to have you! For more details about the show and how to get involved, visit http://cbcc.fashionshowatx.com/