Tag Archives: Weddings

Oh Joy! Weddings

One of my favorite bloggers, Joy Cho, announced this week that she was collaborating with Kin to share some of her best wedding DIY tricks! With wedding season just upon us, many of these DIYs will come in handy for those about to be brides. They’re also just useful tips if you’re someone that likes to entertain and host your own parties. I thought this table number DIY was genius and so creative. It also doesn’t seem like something that would require a lot of time. Readers, what do you think? Is this something that you could see yourself incorporating into your future wedding?

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Wedding Decoration Trends to Love in 2015

Unfortunately, we won’t be having our typical “Wedding Mondays” post tomorrow so instead I decided to opt about a new favorite topic of mine: Wedding Decorating Trends in 2015!

Many couples in 2015 are taking the approach of going for a more natural, minimalistic, and understated look and it’s really working. Here are some of my favorites that I think are not only trendy, but will probably remain timeless. One of my friends is currently planning her wedding for 2016 and she plans on incorporating trends from 2015 as well.

Succulents vs. Florals

In previous years, weddings used to always be about florals and the kind of arrangements you had. This was usually quite expensive. Succulents, however, are proving to be a great alternative. Not only are they a bit cheaper (so I’ve heard!) but they also compliment pastel color schemes really well like this one pictured above.

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2015 Current Trends in Bridal Gowns

Wedding season is almost upon us and with a friend of mine having a low key wedding this summer and another dear friend of mine planning out her wedding that’s happening in April 2016, all I’m thinking about is weddings! It’s actually the perfect time to start thinking about the trends that we’ll be seeing this year so I wanted to share some thoughts on what my favorite trends for bridal gowns are for this upcoming season and they are absolutely swoonworthy.

Some of the best trends in bridal gowns today are ones that completely steer brides away from old traditions. Personally, I find these trends to be very refreshing because it allows couples to throw weddings the way they want and to have something that’s completely unique and their own as opposed to a very long time ago when all weddings kind of looked the same.

Color

There are still many many people that wear white on their wedding day, but some brides are daring to be a little bit different and choosing gowns that are neutral, off-white, and champagne colored as well as any hue in the color family. Some even opt for bright and bold prints that will still let everyone know that they are the bride and that their wedding day is still clearly their day.

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Wedding Mondays

We’ve reached a completely new level today. Earlier this afternoon, a co-worker of mine who happens to be engaged came up to me in the sweetest way and asked me if I could teach him and his fiance lessons for their first dance. Never in my life have I ever been so flattered, but then flusteredness got the better of me, “But I can’t I can’t! I only do hip hop! You should get a real professional!” It was still the sweetest gesture, regardless.

With that said, let’s dive into this week’s Wedding Mondays. I must’ve watched this actually a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone. Personalized vows just get me. Every. Single. Time. Also, what an adorable couple! I love how they mixed both cultures into the ceremony and how the bride was able to let her hair down for the reception. Absolute perfection.

To view the entire wedding from Patricia and Christopher, click here to be directed to Green Wedding Shoes!

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Wedding Rules You Can Throw Out

What I love about weddings changing over time is that traditions get completely thrown out. I’ve known for a few years now that I wouldn’t have a very traditional wedding and while some people may not be okay with it, I definitely am. I’ve been to more than a handful of weddings and in this time have learned what I like and don’t like. I recently came across this article on Refinery29 about the 10 Wedding “Rules” You Don’t Have to Follow and I couldn’t agree more with their lists.

Wedding Rules I Won’t Be Following: 

  • Having a bouquet toss
  • Having a garter toss
  • Cake cutting

All these things completely take away from the party that you’re supposed to be throwing and can be really stiff and awkward in the night. I’m going to give my bouquet to whoever wants it and I could care less about who shoves cake into the other person’s face first. It isn’t a very attractive photo op to begin with. Just to be clear, if my dear friends decide to have these things be a part of their wedding, I won’t knock it. In fact, I’ll particpate myself, but I could never envision my own wedding with these things included which is just fine because every wedding should be a little bit different. :)

Wedding Rules Being Broken That I Love: 

  • Opting for a first look instead of waiting until the walk down the aisle to see the bride/groom
  • Bridesmaids wearing white. This is OKAY. Guests wearing white to someone else’s wedding is not.
  • Brides being walked down the aisle by BOTH the father and the mother. I find this to be super sweet.

Current Wedding Trend I Don’t Understand:

  • Combining last names

I recently had a Facebook friend tie the knot who was planning on merging half of her last name with half of her husband’s last name in order to make a new last name together. I thought this was pretty bizarre and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but it’s interesting “trend” nonetheless.

Are there any that I have missed? Do you agree with ones that I both love and hate or disagree?
I’m such a little critic.

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Wedding Mondays

I think I love this video because it’s not like anything I’ve ever seen before. Readers, would you be happy, upset, or relieved if your wedding were a complete surprise?! A part of me would find this gesture really sweet, but 95% of me would’ve really wanted to have a wedding that was all my own and one where both my partner and I could plan. Despite my own opinions, I absolutely loved this video. It sounded like the bride planning her own wedding was more stressful than fun so it’s great to see that those closest to her were able to step in and pull off the ultimate surprise.

What a qt couple. Their vows were too much!

To see the entire feature on Style Me Pretty, click here!

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Wedding Mondays

Happy happy Monday morning everyone! I have to start out by saying that I have a major crush on this wedding from Kristen and Andrew and after watching it, I think you’ll see why.

A few years ago I decided to swear off speeches at my future wedding. The majority of weddings that I’ve ever been to (within the family) didn’t ever include speeches and then the weddings that I did attend that weren’t in the family had speeches that just seemed to drag and drag and drag. I remember when I made this announcement, Veronica said to me – “WHAT! But I’m going to be the one to give the speech at your wedding!” What Veronica says goes so she’s my exception. :) But actually I really enjoy watching videos where I get to see a speech done well and this touching one by Kristen’s father – it tugs at your heart strings in all the right ways. Also bonus points to the officient because he did a great job too!

To view the entire feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.

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Love / Make 2015

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Last Sunday, Mandi and I had a total girls day by attending The Bold Italic’s Love / Make event. It’s basically a hipster wedding expo and from the minute we stepped foot into Terra Gallery in SOMA, we were in love. This may have also been because when we arrived, we were told that we were receiving two free drink tickets!

Earlier in the week, Mandi and I had made plans to get together, but weren’t quite set on the plans yet. When I had heard about Love / Make, I immediately texted her and we had a brief conversation about it:

Me: There’s a wedding expo on Sunday

Her: I know! The Bold Italic.

Me: I mean…we could go

Her: I mean would it be weird…? Becuase like we should if it’s not… We could go for Yow Yow, but really for us.

Me: haha we could go for Yow Yow

Her: Omg let’s go. Who are we kidding?

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Wedding Mondays

So this wedding video had me at Lord Huron and from there things could only get better and better. Set in Normandy, France, this couple threw a stunner of a wedding. It’s hard to pick a favorite element from this because everything kind of happens at once – the lace dress, the floral headpieces, and oh my gosh – that first look. I’m not even sure when the first look became a wedding trend, but it is so much better than that old rule of you can’t see your partner until you walk down the aisle. But… you know me, I’m not one for traditions anyways.

So this venue is the prettiest thing we’ve ever seen. To view the entire wedding feature, click here to see everything at Green Wedding Shoes!

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Wedding Mondays

We’re on a roll today! I just love days off and I love being able to highlight a Wedding Mondays for you all. Today’s feature is a – wait for it – Star Wars themed wedding! So before you bite my head off, I have to admit that I have never actually seen a Star Wars film. Ever. And I have had plenty of reservations around themed weddings especially ones revolving around films, but this one was jaw-dropping stunning. I’ve included some of my favorite photos below!

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Wedding Mondays

We’ve been on a really good streak of posting this weekend! This is mostly because I had to stay in from having a pretty nasty cold. I know we’ve skimped on Wedding Mondays for the past couple of weeks, but on the week of Valentine’s Day? That’s just unacceptable. I stumbled across this sweet proposal video this weekend and I knew that it was the perfect one to kick off this week right.

Dave + LJ, we can’t wait to see your actual wedding video someday!

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A Note on Wedding Mondays

We promise we’re not being lazy. Sometimes, there just aren’t any videos that we feel stronly about sharing with all of you and when it comes to Wedding Mondays, we’re not going to skimp.

Not every video is going to make us tear up, but we want it to evoke some kind of feeling and for the past two weeks, none have struck a chord with us. Wedding Mondays will continue, but we can’t promise that they’ll be a wedding video waiting for your here every Monday, but we’ll do our very best to make this happen for you… because we’re happier when we can have a Wedding Monday!

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Song of the Day

Maroon 5 – Sugar

My co-worker asked me yesterday if this music video was staged before I even watched it, but after peeking my curiosity, I obviously had to. And the verdict? Well, it’s not staged actually. They really did crash all of these weddings, but my guess is that there had to be someone in the wedding party or someone close to the bride and groom that knew that this was going to happen. I mean… look at that production! How could you not know? Fun fact though – the director of “Wedding Crashers” also directed this music video. Someone clearly knows what they are doing.

Also, I have not listened to anything else, but this song since yesterday. Maybe we love it more because of the weddings aspect.

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Wedding Mondays

Every Sunday, I spend a small chunk of my day catching up on the wedding videos from the week so that I have something for you on Monday. Prior to any video watching though, I met up with a friend this morning for brunch – a friend of mine who just happens to be on the road to getting engaged. And wow, I couldn’t be happier for her! There was never any doubt in my mind that they wouldn’t end up together and I think the reason why everyone already feels like this is the right thing for them is because we kind of already consider them married. During our chat we must’ve covered everything under the sun – her relationship, my relationships, what it means to settle, and how so many people can be the same age, but be at varying stages in their lives. At one point, she looked at me and just said, “I can’t wait for you to have what we have. You deserve it.” Andddd what happened next was that my eyes welled up and I cried, “I want that too!” Sometimes we forget that we’re in public places, but the best friends to have are the ones that will talk to you about anything  – no matter where you are. I’m pretty lucky to have her.

So long story short, watching wedding videos today was a little bit more emotionally charged than usual. I was hooked on Leah and Mikey’s wedding the minute I heard the song. I hadn’t heard it before, but sometimes when you know, you know. I had to keep watching. I had to finish this video and I just knew that there was no part of it that was going to disappoint me.

First off, I love videos by Flora + Fauna. Secondly, how gorgeous is this J. Mendel gown? I am really hoping you all love this video as much as I do! For the full wedding feature, view it here at Green Wedding Shoes.

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Wedding Tuesdays

Well, this is not how we wanted to start out the year. Don’t worry, this is not going to move to Tuesdays. I really love having Wedding Mondays because even when I was in college, I always thought that it was the best way to kick off the week. For some reason though, it is hard for me to remember to write this post Sunday night/Monday morning before work. We’ve gotta get better at this!

Though sometimes lengthy, I’ll admit that I really love reading and/or hearing the stories of how couples met. No story is ever the same and while I know some couples might not say it, it’s important to remember that no couple is ever perfect. It can be so easy to get carried away with all of these wedding videos. I know I have many times. But personally, I’m not doing myself any favors when I believe that love is something so perfect. We see what we want to see and that’s why these wedding videos come out so perfectly. Sorry, is that depressing/upsetting? We’re just trying to be real here :)

Real talk though – I love this video mostly for the wedding reception. It is absolutely stunning and while it may be a little too fancy schmancy for taste, I still kind of like it. To view the rest of the wedding feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.

 

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