"Want that glamorous updo for the ceremony, but also wanting to let your hair down for the reception? Why not a hairstyle change? Have your stylist stay through your ceremony and plan a 15 minute slot for her to change your style, following your photos. Pull all those pins out and let the curls fall. Or if you wearing it down for the ceremony and plan on dancing the night away, why not throw it up for the reception. And won't it be fun to see yourself in those beautiful professional photos with 2 different looks:)!!"
We LOVE these Travertine Tile Coasters, each one handmade and unique, and coordinating 6 inch by 6 inch trivets. These Tiles are multipurpose - they can be used as a display item in your home, as a tray for a pitcher of water or bottle of wine, as personalized bridal party gifts, or unique table numbers. They can even be monogrammed and designed with your color scheme in mind!
"I have always broken out because of stress. Weddings unfortunately can be stressful, but not to worry! Here are some tips from the pro’s that are sure to cover up even the most unsightly blemish!
First, the worst thing you can do is change your skin care products right before your big event. Stick to what your skin knows. Drink lot’s of water and get lot’s of sleep. Well, we all know that doesn’t always happen, so how do we cover it up?
*Pro Tip* Always start with a silicone base primer. This will make a waxy surface and act as a barrier between the blemish and the concealer or foundation.
Next you need to pick your coverage. For blemishes I prefer a cake concealer. It can be used on it's own or mixed with your primer. Picking your color can be tricky.
*Pro Tip* Green or olive cool tones cover red. Pink warm tones cover blue.
After you have your concealer where you want it, add your foundation and a light pressed powder to set it. Avoid adding powder throughout the day because it will make the blemish cakey.
*Pro Tip* Use blot powder or blot films to remove shine. Also, blush brings the eye away from the blemish and to the cheeks! Blush is your friend!"
"You can’t have a discussion about wedding décor these days without considering the power of lighting. It can create space, depth, unique shadowing, and of course light. It emphasizes the hard work one has put into designing their space, and gives an overall completeness to the style of your room. Giving it that “platinum wedding” feel a basic ballroom can be beautifully lit for around $500 - $1000.
Another wonderful trait of lighting is that it will de-emphasize boring or unpleasant aspects of a room. For example, in a picture below you’ll see how some of our brilliant up-lights, ceiling patterns, and color washing on the dance floor completely transformed a wedding reception venue with putrid yellow walls and a horrific carpet into a completely dreamy venue.
When shopping for your lighting package, be sure to choose a professional. Lately, I've witnessed more and more DJ's providing lighting as an add-on to their jams. Now, I don't want to knock any DJ's, but lighting is a décor element. A lighting professional understands the aesthetic value of lighting and how it shapes the design of your wedding. A DJ or other non-professional may offer a bargain, but a lighting professional adds the value of understanding décor and the style you are trying to achieve.
Thoughtful design is the key here. It does not have to mean expensive. A bargain is only worth it if at the end of the day you got exactly what you wanted. Take my advice, make lighting a part of your budget and hire a professional lighting designer. Then you’ll be one step closer to having exactly what you want for your dream wedding."
We LOVE these Shabby Chic Handcrafted Signs! Made from the finest vintage inspired, 100% handmade wood signs with enduring quality, all aged & distressed capturing the beauty of a vanished world...these romantic signs tell stories! You can use them to direct guests, designate tables, or even announce to the world "JUST MARRIED!"
"Tracey and I came across a blog that shared ideas about Family Video Projects and we thought we'd pass along some of our favorites for you and your family to have fun with! Hope this inspires you with your at home filmmaking!" -Bryan
Family Video Projects
1. Family Recipes
A lot of family recipes can't be written down because they only exist in grandma's head. But if you get her to make her famous cookies in front of the camera, you'll always be able to replicate them.
Everyone has stories to tell, they're just waiting to be asked. Ask mom and dad about being kids; ask the kids about growing up; or ask grandma and grandpa about the good old days.
3. Give the Kids the Camera
If the kids are old enough, let them use the video camera for the day. They'll have a lot of fun, and you'll get to see the world from their perspective.
4. Yearbook Videos
Package a year's worth of videos together in one "yearbook" to commemorate the passage of time. These can make great birthday presents, or end-of-year projects to complete as a family over winter break.
5. Make a Movie Together
Working together as a family to put together a movie can be a rewarding project. You can re-create a scene from your favorite movie, adapt a story, or write one yourselves. Everyone can act in the movie and be part of the production crew; it'll make for a fun day together, and you'll create a lasting memento.
6. Home Tour
Take the camera on a room to room tour of the house. This is something your insurance adjuster will love you for, and it's a nice keepsake if you're moving. You can also record narration over the tour with family members talking about their memories and favorite things about your home.
7. Events and Celebrations
Birthdays, holidays, school plays, family reunions--these are the reasons you bought a video camera in the first place! Now just remember to use it. You'll be happy to be able to look back on these memories in years to come.