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Wedding Wednesday: Photography

3 Jul

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Photography is definitely an important aspect of your wedding day.   Sometimes things can be such a blur on the day of that you can easily forget the special moments.  Photography can capture exactly that.  We believe that it is important to have something very natural and that shows the couples character.  Here are some fantastic photographs of Brown Co. Wedding ceremonies done by Venus Leah Photography.  She does a fantastic job!

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Thoughtful Thursdays: Be Kind 2 Your Bridesmaids

2 May

While Thoughtful Thursdays’ are mainly for being thoughtful about the environment, this post is going to be both for the environment and those ladies you call your bridesmaids.  Your maids are obviously in your wedding because you love them dearly, at least we hope that is the case.  So you should really treat them as so.  While they are there to help you, they aren’t your actual maids and servants.  Take off your Bridezilla panties and act like a friend.  Yes, it is  your day, but who wants to be remembered as THE WORST BRIDE EVER!   

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One of the worst things you can do is pick your maids and decide that they need to wear a HIDEOUS dress that they can never ever ever wear again and had to pay $250 for.  Not only is this rude, but it’s quite wasteful.  Why not pick out dresses that they can wear again, instead of having them stuff their closets full of monstrosities to never see the light of day again?  No one wants to be Katherine Heigl in ‘27 Dresses‘.  Except for maybe the fact that she ends up with James Marsden’s character.

Also, please remember that not every lady is a size 2 like the models in the pages of those glossy bridal magazines.  We’re not all the same shape, size or color.  Yes color…some colors are just not meant to be on certain skin tones.  So while, you may think “OMG! This is the best dress EVER!” and squeal with delight to that citron yellow beauty of a dress.  That is not going to look good on the majority of people and it will come back to bite you in the booty when you see your wedding photographs and someone is sticking out like a sore thumb.  The same goes for size and shape.  You don’t want your busty BFF to be wearing a strapless dress that her girls are trying to escape from all night and having to wrangle them in, like a group of cattle, while simultaneously having boob tube.  Not familiar with that term? It’s when a ladies front side literally looks like a tube of breakfast sausage that you get at the grocery.  IT IS NOT BECOMING.  

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Also remember, if you make your single friends wear ugly dresses at your wedding, it WILL come back to haunt you!  They will forever remember your awful dress and when it comes to their wedding, you may be in the same boat.  Let’s break this silly cycle ladies.  Have your maids get dresses that they can wear again, while looking good on them.  Give your wedding some personality and have them wear different dresses in different colors that all coordinate together.  Your pictures will end up looking much more natural and comfortable. 

Tradition Tuesday: To Veil or Not to Veil

9 Apr

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We’re seeing that more and more brides are starting to go without the veil, which we absolutely love.  I have never been a fan and can’t imagine carrying a tulle headdress all over my wedding.  I mean, what’s the point?  Most brides take it off as soon as the ceremony and pictures are finished, and that’s not a cheap accessory to wear just for a bit.  And, while brides still wear them often, we assume because they are scared to break from tradition, they don’t realize they are already so far off tradition anyway.

So here’s the scoop, that tulle monstrosity on top of your head, was actually used for a much different purpose than most realize.  In observation, it seems that most people look at is as a modest act within the church used to show humility and respect.  Which, to some extent, and especially in a religious atmosphere, is true.  However, there is also the historical idea that the bride may be vulnerable to being bewitched.  OH MY!  Ancient Romans actually veiled brides in flame colored veils to ward off those evil doers.  While we sort of love the idea of a flame colored veil or headpiece, your mothers would flip!  But who cares, right?  It’s your wedding, not theirs.  There was also the thought, in arranged marriages where the groom and bride didn’t see each other until the wedding, that they would veil the bride to hide her.  Why? You might ask.  Because, of course, they didn’t want the groom not liking what he saw and sprinting away at first glimpse of his bride walking down the aisle.  How depressing!

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Do you remember Princess Diana’s veil?  While everyone was so ga-ga over it at the time, the length was a bit out of control.  And when we say ‘bit’, we mean seriously  OUT. OF. CONTROL.  Do you really want the memories of your wedding day to be only of a stiff neck?  No thank you!  These specifically over-the-top veils come from Victorian customs when the veil & train showed status depending on their weight, length, & quality.  So only the most Royal of people would have the biggest & longest veils & trains.  Hmmm…we still say no thanks.

We say go for a piece that talks about you.  How many people can really be defined by a veil?  For the vintage bride, try a pill-box hat with a birdcage veil.  We LOVE birdcages.  If you have a touch of fun in you and like to make a statement, try a fascinator.  Go Grecian Goddess with a gilded head-piece.  Or Bohemian Chic with a fresh crown of flowers adorning your pretty face.  They are so much fun!  Cut the veil, cut the train, and get funky!  Have we convinced you?

Cheers!

Pill Box Hat:  BHLDN   |  Fascinator:  EMILLINER on Etsy   Fascinator Photography:  Stacy Able Photography  Check out Stacy Able’s EMILLINER Photo Shoot Blog  |   Gold Laurel Headpiece:  Pomp & Plumage  |  Floral Headdress:  Green Wedding Shoes  |  Princess Diana:  www.weddingideasmag.com

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