January 9, 2018

Pretty Types of Flowers for Winter Wedding Bouquets

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Just because you are getting married during the coldest time of the year doesn’t mean that you can’t carry a stunning floral bouquet down the aisle! In fact, winter offers many types of flowers that reflect the beauty of the season, which can be designed in a bevy of styles and color palettes ranging from all white to rich wine and berry hues. For the winter bride getting ready to tie the knot, here’s all the inspiration you need to create the prettiest bouquet for your wedding day.

Anemone

Anemone Flower - via thefrenchsampler.blogspot

Anemone Flower – via thefrenchsampler.blogspot

 

Due to its delicate appearance, the anemone symbolized fragility and anticipation in the language of flowers. The anemone’s unique beauty made it a muse to Monet and Matisse and each master painter used the bloom as inspiration in their art.
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January 2, 2018

Just said “yes?” How to Get Started Planning for Your Wedding

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Congratulations on your engagement! Take some time to enjoy the moment. But once the sparkling (that ring!) engagement clouds start to lift, you’ll have to take the first steps toward planning your wedding. Just thinking about choosing a venue, finding a dress, and deciding on types of flowers and decor can be overwhelming for any bride-to-be. But with strategy and organization, you’ll stay on course to making your wedding dreams a reality. Here’s how to get started.

 

I Said Yes - via brit.co

I Said Yes – via brit.co

 

Make A Checklist

The average engagement lasts 16 months. You won’t have an exact date set in stone until you confirm a venue, but it’s smart to have an idea of which month/season in which you want to get married. From there, you can work out a checklist with a timetable to make sure important things like making a guest list, choosing your bridal party, and securing vendors are taken care of. A quick Google search will uncover a bevy of wedding checklists – we like this detailed one from Perfect Wedding Guide.
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December 21, 2017

Something Blue: A Creative Take on Wedding Tradition

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Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?

We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition.
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December 19, 2017

Gorgeous Decor Ideas for Your Winter Wedding

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. for weddings. We love working with our winter brides to create a day that is beautiful and captures the magic of the season. From the breathtaking snowfalls to playful embellishments to color palettes that range from whispery white and silver to rich berry tones, inspiration can be found everywhere you look!

Here’s a round up of gorgeous decor ideas for your winter wedding that won’t leave guests feeling like they are trapped inside a souvenir snow globe.

Ceremony: Make It A Walk to Remember
When it comes to planning your ceremony, draw from winter’s natural beauty for aisle and alter decorations, lighting, and accent details.
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December 16, 2017

Your Complete Guide To Bridal Veils

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From the earrings to the shoes, bridal accessories are key to pulling together your look for the big day. And for many brides, the veil is of particular importance. But with so many styles to choose from, how do know which is the right one for you?

Mary & Galen Wedding - Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers - The Hudson Hotel NYC - Photography by Jac and Thom

Mary & Galen Wedding – Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Photography by Jac and Thom

 

After seeing countless stunning veils featured in our Real BB Weddings, we suggest to first think about the most piece in a bride’s closet – the gown. Consider the veil as something that complements your gown – it should accentuate, not distract, from the gown’s overall beauty and style. To help the bride-to-be in search of the perfect headpiece, we put together a complete guide to bridal veils so you look and feel your best walking down the aisle!
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December 12, 2017

Interview with Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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Calligraphy literally means “beautiful handwriting” in Greek. First appearing around 600 BC in Rome, calligraphy was a highly regarded form of artistic expression, later used to adorn the pages of sacred religious texts. In China, calligraphy was the most revered visual art form, valued above painting and sculpture. With its focus on speed, streamlined methods, and sleek minimalist design, the modern age sought a new way communicate words on the page. Print and typefaces were introduced and soon handwritten letters were replaced with ones generated on a typewriter. Today, notes, no matter how important, are often reduced to a quick text or email.
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