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A Collection Part 42

For the first time, we are publishing an “A Collection” post and starting the next one immediately. Hopefully, this means that we can have another one posted within the next six months. These are Veronica’s favorite posts and I even texted her this morning to let her know that she could expect it this evening. These posts are so interesting to me because there is usually little to no content. Instead, it’s a post of 50+ images that I’ve collected over 6 months that evoke something out of me. There’s no rhyme or reason. I can’t go through each photo and say why I chose each one. I just know that it’s important to me, that it means something and resonates with me in some way or another. I’ve never actually talked to Veronica about this, but while this doesn’t hold much content, I almost feel like she probably knows what I’m thinking or how I’m feeling through a collection of images. Maybe you all do! You tell me. :)

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Wedding Mondays

Every time I see a wedding video that is 14 minutes – even 10 minutes long – I get a little bit nervous. I think to myself, this could either be really really good or bad and if it’s bad, I’ll know so within 45 seconds. Luckily for all of us, the bad never came and I found myself feeling more and more drawn in with every minute. When it ended, I was surprised that it was 14 minutes long because it definitely didn’t feel like it. Wow, Nina and Charlie are one incredible couple. From their impeccable style, their heartfelt vows to each other, and the overall look and feel of the wedding… – we loved everything that we saw. This is one of those wedding videos where you watch it and you say to yourself, “I hope my wedding is something like this.” This venue is actually a dream venue that I would love to have if I chose to have my wedding indoors. I really like that the space is versatile, clean, and spacious and everything can just happen all in one place. No one wants to be driving back and forth from location to location on their wedding day – guests included.

To view the entire feature, click here to visit Green Wedding Shoes!

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The Weekend: 5 Things

This was the first time that I was seeing Mandi since we learned of her engagement so as girls, we just couldn’t stop being excited! It also happened to be her fiance Eric’s birthday as well so it was a double birthday/engagement celebration over in Sausalito at Bar Bocce. It was the perfect day trip getaway for us.

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When One of Your Girlfriends Gets Engaged

mandi and me

There’s really something special that happens when you learn that one of your favorite girlfriends has been proposed to, is engaged and now doesn’t have a boyfriend, but a “fiance.” This isn’t the first time that I’ve gotten this news from a friend, but it’s different every time and so special that it feels like the first time. I was at my desk having a casual conversation with a coworker of mine when it popped up on my screen. My iMessage with a text from Mandi that said, “Hi Eric and I just got engaged !!!!!” What? So anticlimatic given the surroundings, but with enough emotion to make me tear up right then and there.

When I first moved to the Bay Area, Mandi and Eric were the first friends to welcome me into the city and into their circle. They made sure that I never felt alone and that my two feet were going to be on the ground again like they once were in Seattle. After all, the three of us were beginning to make the Bay Area and SF our new home at the same time. Mandi has been a great example in teaching me how to be a better friend and together her and Eric have set a great example for how to have a healthy and loving partnership together. I am absolutely overjoyed and thrilled for the both of them and can’t wait to celebrate with these two every step of the way. Congratulations Mandi and Eric! The road to the wedding day is going to be the best ever and now we’ll finally have a purpose for these wedding expos we’re going to be attending!

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Wedding Mondays

Hello everyone! Happy Monday morning! I just realized that it has been nearly a month since we’ve had a Wedding Mondays video post, however, I suppose we make up for it in posts about weddings in general. I am thrilled to share with you all a refreshing video this morning though – after all, it has been awhile!

Kyndra and Trevor decided they wanted their wedding to embody these three themes: romantic, whimsical, and dreamy and wow – did they accomplish that. Their beautiful wedding in Texas looks like a boho-dream come true.

These bridesmaids’ dresses all come from Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Etsy! The bride’s dress is Anna Sui for BHLDN.

Enjoy! To view the rest of the feature, you can visit Green Wedding Shoes.

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BHLDN Introduces Separates

BHLDN is changing the bridal game with their new video introducing separates! As if Bridal Week didn’t get us excited enough, BHLDN is kind of making my feels skyrocket a bit. First off, how dreamy are these pieces? I love the idea that in this day and age we’re stepping back from tradition and brides everywhere are becoming less afraid to do something totally unique. This video touches on a few of those things:

1) Separates in general

2) mix and match pieceing and coloring

3) the little white dress

4) two looks in one

I recently viewed a wedding feature in which the bride did not only a first look with her groom, but a second look as well. In the second look she transformed from her big bridal gown ie) pulled off the skirt and unveiled a slimmed down reception dress. It was perfect.

Needless to say, we are very excited about what’s to come for BHLDN.

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Our Favorite Looks From Bridal Week

Oscar de la Renta

Truth: My hands are so sore from climbing this evening that it hurts to type right now, but I just didn’t want to wait a full week to pass before we wrote a post about this. What I find really funny about the fashion industry is that the pieces we see are always predicting trends for the future. Even though bridal week just happened last week, these dresses are for Spring 2016. An entire year from now! How do we know that these trends are still going to be “in?” Well, we just have to trust that that’s how this works and that’s how it always has been, rkght? With that food for thoughts, let’s get into some of my favorite gowns from bridal week. Now, this doesn’t mean that these are gowns I could ever see myself in, some of them are, but some of them I just like for other reasons.

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Vera Wang – Hotel Madrid

Happy Bridal Week everyone!

Vera Wang just released a new video outlining the details of her Spring 2016 Bridal Collection and it is stunning. Can we just have it all?

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#RevolveWedding

Phoebe Dress – $115

Whenever I learn that I’ve got a wedding to attend, the hunt to find the perfect dress begins immediately. In general, finding a dress for a wedding can already be difficult, but something that I want to try for future weddings is wearing a dress that fits with the overall theme of the wedding or the couple! This summer, I’m attending a reception for my co-worker and she is the ultimate “cool girl.” She has an incredible sense of style and is also just a very easy going person. I once hung out with her and her fiance at a gastropub in Campbell drinking and eating for hours. So when I attend her reception this summer, I want to make sure that what I wear is fitting. Luckily for me, Revolve has handpicked a number of dresses for the upcoming wedding season and here are a few that I’m considering for my dear friend’s big day!

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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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