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Blog Roundup

  • Cheese triggers same part of the brain as hard drugs [Standard]
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Instagramming your proposal [WhoWhatWear]
  • 30 Traditional Wedding Rules You Should Break [Style Me Pretty]

  • An adorable trip between a dad and his daughter [Upworthy]
  • How much should you spend on a wedding gift [WhoWhatWear]
  • 17 Reasons Why People Have a Mid-Life Crisis in Their 20’s [Thought Catalog]

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Wedding Mondays

It’s interesting sometimes to have Wedding Mondays on what is sometimes the hardest day of the week for me. Sometimes I come home, exhausted from work, and I can’t even think about opening up Yow Yow! for fear that I might end up writing something that comes across a little heated or a little frustrated. Today is kind of one of those days, but today is also a day when Wedding Mondays is reminding me to just get pass the Monday that sucks and that watching something so happy and romantic means that tomorrow is Tuesday and we can forget about that shitty Monday we just had.

I’ve been saving this one for awhile now though… and it’s kind of a favorite of mine. We also love it because Amber Stevens and her husband Andrew West are in the bridal party! But also, how could you not tear up at those vows? We did.

To view the rest of the wedding feature, visit Style Me Pretty.

 

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Wedding Mondays

I know what you’re thinking. Another 13-minute long video. I hope you all know that when we share one of these on the blog that we’re completely serious about it. Because there’s no way I could make anyone sit through a 13-minute long wedding video if I didn’t enjoy it. I mean, I clearly had to sit through the same thing at least once to make sure it was worth having for a Wedding Monday.

There’s a lot to love and hate with a long wedding video. You find that there are sometimes equal parts that you love and hate at the same time, but the most positive thing of all is that you get to spend a little bit more time with the couple. You get to hear more of their story. You get to see the entire day and there’s something really magical about that. Very rarely do you see me posting those videos that are so short and sweet that are under two minutes and that’s because we can’t find a connection. In the blink of an eye, it’s over and then you’re like – “who was I just watching?”

Brenda and Trevor were just the opposite. And okay – so we have a soft spot for that Ed Sheeran song that’s used in all of these wedding videos! No, actually though – it was sweet to see a wedding that revolved so heavily around their family. The two also had the opportunity to incorporate their young daughter into the festivities as well, which added a nice touch. It’s funny how much I’ve developed a soft spot for wedding speeches over the last few months – remember when we used to hate them?

To view the rest of the wedding feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.

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Wedding Mondays

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched a wedding video that made me shed a tear, but THIS IS IT. I watched this video a few weeks ago and I remember thinking, I can’t wait to share this with Yow Yow! Every week, I kept looking at my queue wondering “is it time?” “are we ready” “can I share it yet?” but me being the OCD person that I am had to take the wedding video that was next in line.

Long Haul Films made an extraordinary wedding video for Jean and Nick. It includes all of the elements I love: exchanging of the personal vows, a tea ceremony for that cultural element that warms our hearts, and hello! did anyone notice that Jean had three dresses in this video? Jean is also the blogger behind Extra Petite. I remember last year when my co-workers were talking about her one day and I was like… Extra Petite, what’s that? And they were all… “YOU DON’T KNOW EXTRA PETITE?!” like I was crazy and because maybe don’t all bloggers know everyone in the blogger business? ;)

This week my SF BF Mandi asked me if I would help her select a wedding videographer. She helped me out by narrowing my choices because we all know this process could take forever with me. I was flattered, of course, but it’s such a tough call to make honestly. Rarely are there videos that I come across where I’m in love with everything I see. This is one of those videos so I told Mandi, can you get this team? To our disappoint, they are no longer taking wedding video inquiries… which is awful because they have a magical talent here. So then I said to Mandi, “What amount of money do we need to give them to make them do your wedding video?”

If you love the wedding video as much as Mandi and I do, then you’re going to love their future on Style Me Pretty even more. Enjoy!

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Wedding Mondays

When we have 15-minute long wedding videos, it has to mean that we REALLY like them. I loved Richard and Alyssa’s wedding in Scottsdale. A good wedding video is a beautiful one. It’s a wedding video in which you see details that you think look nice and could someday see in your own wedding. A good wedding video leaves you feeling satisfied at the end – like what you just watched wasn’t a waste of time and was well worth it. A great wedding video is something else though. Sure, everything that I just described is peachy and wonderful, but in addition to falling in love with the story, you fall in love with the couple. They’re the type of people that seem so genuine and nice that you want to be friends with them. I know that’s kind of silly, but the wedding videos that are my favorites are ones in which I adore the couple in them. Richard and Alyssa were that wedding video.

To view the entire feature, visit Style Me Pretty!

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Wedding Mondays

Sundays are for lovers. I haven’t been saying this for very long, but used it to promote a Wedding Mondays post not too long ago. Actually, it was something that I kept seeing on Hannah Bronfman’s Instagram as a caption she would use to describe photos of her and her fiance Brandon Fallis on Sundays. I thought it was a pretty sweet line to use because when I think about my previous relationships, Sundays were always “our days.” It’s those days where you wrap up from the weekend and get started together again. It’s those days where you have a very late brunch and then spend all afternoon working and catching up on errands. Coincidentally – relationships aside – these are also the days in which I catch up on wedding videos for the following Monday.

It’s pretty late right now, but I felt I needed to finish watching the videos from this week and I came across this one. Normally, I have a queue of wedding videos to pick from for Wedding Mondays (well, at least right now I do) but this one is going to jump the queue. Even though it may not be what I choose for myself, I love destination weddings. I get excited about seeing something that isn’t on a golf course or in a hotel. I like seeing the views that you could never get anywhere else. This is coming from a girl who hasn’t been to a destination wedding yet so I’m saying this from my experience of watching lots and lots of wedding videos. There’s no dialogue in this video, which is okay with us because it looks so perfect that it doesn’t need any. When I first started watching it, I felt like I was watching a clip from a film. It actually took my breath away a little bit. And I’m so happy that this couple chose this song by James Vincent McMorrow. I’ve never heard it in a wedding video, but it fit in so well with the couple and all of the footage. It was almost as if this wedding video was re-reminding me just how good of a song it was. It’s refreshing to hear a song that is unconventionally used for a wedding video rather than one that gets constantly recycled. Enjoy enjoy! I hope this makes your Monday. I can’t stop gushing over it.

To view this stunning Portugal wedding, click here.

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Wedding Mondays

We’re doing things a little bit differently today! Instead of our usual wedding video, we’re sharing with you a v. adorable save the date. Now, there’s plenty of different ways that you can do Save the Dates and when you’re considering yours you should try and think about what both you and partner want. Are you wanting to be pretty simple or do you want to spend a little time on it. Not everyone has the time to do videos for theirs, but they DO end up being my favorite. In a lot of different articles that I’ve read about wedding planning, it seems like it’s very easy for couples to get carried away with all of their DIYs and projects, but I’m always reading the same advice – pick the few things that you want to make your own. When you’ve decided on that, stick to it, and stop looking at Pinterest so that you don’t go crazy and add more work to your plate. Not everyone can be this couple in the Save the Date video above, but it’s nice to dream.

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Wedding Mondays

These past few weeks have been a complete blur for me – so much of a blur that we’ve skipped Wedding Mondays for almost three weeks! The more I watch wedding videos the more picky I have started to become. It’s almost amazing to me now that I can watch 7 seconds of a video and stop it without watching the rest. That’s not something that was the norm for me. Way back when, I would watch each video from start to finish because I just had a lot of hope that a) wedding videos could turn it around a minute in and b) that it’s not about the video, that it’s still about the love. What are these words I am spewing? I don’t even know. It has been a long day and I’m doing something that I normally would’ve done on a Sunday. Tonight, I really needed a win though. I needed to see a good wedding video and I’m not sure what I was looking for, but this was beautiful and that’s enough for me. It’s a good way to end today.

To view the entire feature (and trust me – you’re going to want to!) visit Style Me Pretty.

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What to Wear: Summer Weddings 2015

Self-Portrait Azalea Dress – $380

Well wedding season is already underway, but it’s never too late because if you’re like any girl I know then you’re always panicking last minute about what to wear. Or if you’re like me, you’ve planned out what you’re going to wear to a wedding months in advance, but feel you need another option at the last minute so you start the hunt again one weekend before the event. Whatever the case, it’s always good to have a variety in your closet for those emergencies.

I received my save the date from my favorite LA bf yesterday for her wedding next year and… that is exactly what is triggering this post! :) Should I start looking for a dress 9 months in advance for this wedding? Y/N?

Also, this is a good time to remind you all of a few things. Weddings are about the couple’s day. Do not wear white. Do not wear cream. Do not wear off white. If your dress is printed or patterned with a white base, don’t even wear that. There are so many dress options in this world and there’s no reason for you to be wearing anything resembling white on this day. A wedding is also not a time for you to take any fashion risks. Don’t wear anything that could pose as a wardrobe malfunction in any way shape or form.

Instead opt for soft prints and patterns and pastels. Gravitate towards romantic fabrics like ruffles, lace, and scalloped edges. Ladies – you know how to do this! Don’t be the one that messes it up because trust – wedding guests notice and they will talk about you.

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Wedding Mondays

When you see a 13 minute long wedding video, you take a chance. Just before I stumbled upon this video and decided to press play, I had started to watch another wedding video that I ended up stopping after just 8 seconds. I coudn’t stand the music. A part of me thought, maybe I should give this one a chance though, maybe after this cheesy tropical music something special would follow. I think what my gut was telling me was that it was another video that would capture my attention. Since it’s been awhile since we’ve had a wedding video, I knew what I was looking for tonight. I wanted something romantic, something extraordinarily beautiful. I wanted to hear a speech and maybe see some tears. (Can you believe I used to hate wedding speeches?!) This wedding video of Ellie and Rob had everything that I was seeking. And yes, it even brought me to some tears as well! No surprise there. To view the rest of the wedding feature, click here to visit Style Me Pretty!

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Wedding Mondays

With Father’s Day being just the day before, we really couldn’t help ourselves by selecting a wedding video that highlighted a touching relationship between a father and a daughter. Ashley and Mike’s wedding looked like a ton of fun for not only them, but all of their guests. Honestly, what’s not to love in this video?

  • Their gifts to each other
  • Speeches from their friends
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Their big reveal and first look
  • Lastly, those Geronimo balloons! MY FAVORITE!

Ugh, I loved all of the elements featured in this wedding video.

To view the entire feature and all of the photos, visit Style Me Pretty.

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Five Favorite Pins: Cinco de Mayo

Would you believe that I have never had a true Cinco de Mayo celebration?! College doesn’t really count when it’s just a Cinco de Mayo themed party. I’m actually looking forward to celebrating this year if I get the chance though I don’t have any plans lined up yet. While most people are looking forward to the drinks, I’m always looking forward to the food. Here are just a few recipes that I think would contribute to the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party and that will keep your guests fed and happy.

Roasted Strawberry Margarita via Style Me Pretty

Because every party NEEDS to start with a drink.

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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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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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