Archives for November 2017

Lovestruck at the Lombardi House: Ginny & Jaimie Married!

Happy Thursday!

We are happy to present a wedding that you will never forget. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event and have the honor of being featured on Ruffled. Without further ado, let’s give it up for Ginny & Jaimie!

Ginny & Jaimie’s wedding was a truly special celebration. It was important for the couple to incorporate aspects from their hometowns and backgrounds to bring together their families from various parts of the country. Once they visited the Lombardi House in Hollywood, Ginny & Jamie knew it was the perfect venue for them.

We were looking to infuse and combine mid-west, desert and coastal touches into the wedding aesthetic. From the moment the love-birds saw the barn, mixing something so quintessential Americana, smack in the middle of the excitement of Hollywood, the gals were in love.

We worked to craft a vibrant, elevated, comfortable affair, mixing cool blue and green tones with pops of warm hues.

The couple wanted their wedding to feel like one big dinner party for their nearest and dearest. The guests dinned family style at feasting tables under an enchanting blanket of bistro lights.

We paired textured light linens with wooden vineyard chairs to evoke both the modern and rustic feels! We lined the tables with a mixture of soft, open blooms with potted cacti. One of my personal favorite details was the silver patterned china and textured glassware at each place setting (foxy, foxy, foxy!).

One of the most memorable moments of the night was when the couple used Jaimie’s father’s military sword to cut the cake.

Throughout the night, the food, sweets and drinks never stopped flowing and the guests danced the night away. Ginny and Jaimie’s wedding is definitely one for the books!

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Bridal Beauty: Your Wedding Hair & Make-up Done Right!

Happy Thursday Friends!

We’re finishing up wedding season and today’s post is aimed at helping all you brides that are stressing about what to do with your locks and looks on your special day. I’ve come up with five tips to share with you that will help ensure your hair and makeup on your big day are simply fab fab fab (from a wedding planner’s point of view, or course!).

Photo Credit: Iris & Light

Tip #1: Go With A Pro

Believe when I tell you that going with a professional is one of the best things you can do on your wedding day.  Even if you are an talented with a makeup brush and super handy with a curling iron, I have seen many brides break under the self-imposed pressure of making herself up on her wedding day. Relieve that stress from yourself by bringing in someone who knows what they are doing and is 100% focused on making you look like a rock star. Your wedding day self will thank you and your photographer will bless your name! Something to keep in mind is that the camera will take off 25-50% of your makeup in your pictures. You’ll be glad you invested in a professional with sustainable products so your hair and makeup will be one less thing to worry about.

Photo Credit: Iris & Light

Tip #2: Choose A Style That Looks Like You

The goal for each of my brides is for them to look their best for their big day. Your wedding day isn’t the time to try something new. Too often a bride will get excited and want to try colors and styles that she would never consider under normal circumstances. While we do want you to stand out, remember to keep your choices consistent with your everyday life sense of style. Trust me when I tell you that you don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and think, “That doesn’t even look like me” or “what the heck was I thinking?”

Photo Credit: K Stone Photography

Photo Credit: Jessica Hickerson Photography

Tip #3: Time It Out Right

Make sure you give your stylist enough time to perfect your wedding look. Wedding days are crazy: people run late, tasks run behind, but make sure that you reserve time to get your hair and makeup done right!. You want to make sure you have between 2.25-2.5 hours for your hair & make-up to be completed. Even though your stylist may say only 2 hours are needed, give yourself some extra time in case you need to change something or something unexpected happens.

Photo Credit: Kim Fox Photography

Tip #4: Spring For The Trial

Seriously, I can’t impress this upon you enough. You absolutely, 100% need a trial before your wedding day to make sure that the look you want actually looks good on you. This will also give your stylist the opportunity to get to know your complexion and hair-type so that they know the best products that will work for your particular hair and skin type. Don’t take chances on your wedding day. Seriously, despite the cost, take the trial!

Photo Credit: Jessica Hickerson Photography

Tip #5: Communication Is Key

Before you go in for your trial, send your stylist photos of the hair and make-up styles that you are considering for your wedding day. It is extremely helpful for you to provide a visual example for your stylist. A verbal description won’t be enough. Make sure your stylist can see the look you like, and also hear a verbal explanation of why this is the look you want to achieve.

During your session, don’t be afraid to vocalize any concerns while you’re in the chair! If you’re uneasy about what you are seeing, communicate your feelings. It’s your big day, you deserve to look the best!

Photo Credit: Iris & Light

Photo Credit: Kim Fox Photography

*Bonus*: Show Your Stylist Some Love

Show your stylist some appreciation by including a tip with their final payment. Vendors will go above and beyond to make sure your day is as perfect as possible so don’t forget to give them your thanks. Tip your stylist!

Photo Credit: Nick Radford

If you’re struggling to find a makeup artist and hair stylist that is right for you, use these tips to help guide you in the right direction and narrow down your options. Stay beautiful, my loves!

 

New Trends in Town: Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week

Hey darlings!

Bridal fashion week has come and gone and our hearts are a flutter thinking about the gorgeousness that is coming our way next wedding season. Today we’re here to show you some of the top styles to inspire all you ladies out there who still searching for the perfect gown for your wedding! Designers have introduced new trends and brought back some of our favorites. Here are the top 5 fashion trends that we found in Fall 2018’s Bridal Fashion Week. Enjoy!

Trend #1: Off-the-shoulder sleeves

Photo Credit: Lela Rose (Left) Marchesa (Right)

Off-the-shoulder sleeves are back! We just can’t get over the elegance of this style and apparently neither can anyone else. Off-the-shoulder sleeves of any kind will soften your neckline, having you look gorgeous as you walk down the aisle.

Trend #2: Ballgowns

Photo Credit: Anne Barge (Left) Inbal Dror (Right)

Whether it’s sweet and simple or intricate and detailed, the ballgown is a classic. This trend will never fail to make a bride feel like a princess on one of the happiest days of her life!

Trend #3: Capes

Photo Credit: Zuhair Murad (Left) Reem Acra (Right)

 

Veils are out, and capes are in! With capes as the new trend, you can rock a gorgeous hair-do while also adding extra flare to your already stunning dress.

Trend #4: Blush tones

Photo Credit: Zuhair Murad (Left) Naeem Khan (Right)

Blush tones are so pretty, yet still neutral and will make you stand apart from the white color that most brides are accustom to wearing. What can we say? Pink is the new white.

Trend #5: Pantsuits

Photo Credit: Lela Rose (Left) Naeem Khan (Right)

Men aren’t the only one’s who can rock pants on their wedding day. It’s time to step away from traditional wedding dresses. Pantsuits are not only functional and easier to manage, but they are also classy and chic for any of your wedding occasions.

Photo Credit: Lela Rose

We hope these fashion trends in the Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week will give you some inspiration for your future wedding dress. Stay fabulous, lovelies!