Wednesday, June 8, 2016

13 Wedding Accessories on Etsy

Etsy is an awesome place to find unique, and one-of-a-kind wedding pieces perfect for any style! If you're an Etsy pro, OR have never shopped on Etsy before, this list is for you!

1. Barefoot Sandals | Barefoot Shop – Add a bit of gorgeous to your feet, especially if you plan on going barefoot for your wedding.

2. Dog Cuffs | Usagi Team – Having a dog in your wedding? Spruce them up a bit with these adorable leg cuffs.

3. Bridal Brooch | Bridal Closet – Want to add a little bling to your ensemble? This brooch is gorgeous and will go with any color scheme.

4. Hair Comb | Glitzette – Wanting to add a bit of extravagance to your hair without adding too much fuss? Stick a small comb in your updo!

5. Bridal Belt | SEP Jewelry – Sometimes the perfect dress can be a little bare for such an amazing day. A bridal belt will add a bit of fun!

6. Bridal Headband | Beads Brooches Bridal – Add a cute pop of sparkle to your hairdo with this simple yet gorgeous headband!

7. Bridal Headpiece | Hair Floaters – Would you like your hair to have a bit more of an elaborate touch to it? This headpiece is gorgeous and perfect for that extra fancy look!

8. Garter Set | Gada by Grace – Ladies, don’t forget that garter set!

9. Bridal Headdress | Budget Wedding Bouquet – If you want to walk down the aisle with flowers in your hair, this is the accessory for you.

10. Veil | Teri Huang – Are you all about that veil? If so, check out this gorgeous cathedral wedding veil!

11. Vintage Chandelier Earrings | Roz and Goldie Designs – We know how important jewelry can be which is why we fell in love we this vintage pair of earrings.

12. Bridal Robe | Piyama – Get your own comfortable bridal robe for the big day so it’s easier to get ready!

13. Backdrop Necklace | Ambrosia Bridal – Sometimes our dress makes it hard for too much of a showy necklace. However, we often have an open back which is why we adore this statement necklace!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

8 Inspiring Wedding Nail Designs

8 Inspiring Nail Designs

The perfect nail design for that big day is near the top of every bride’s list. After all, your groom and the audience will be staring at your hand as the vows are recited and the ring is slipped on. Plus, there are always photos of the hands and rings at some point during a wedding day. Here are some nail designs we enjoyed!

1. White Sparkle | Annie’s Adventures – You can never go wrong with a bit of glitter and traditional white.

2. Pink Glitter | Lackfein – Go all pink with a bit of sparkle!

3. Lace | Total Beauty – This lacey look is gorgeous and elegant.

4. Silver Glam | Casar Casar – Why not just have all glitter nails? We’re ok with a lot of glitter.

5. Grey Ombre | Websta – Ombre anyone? This fade goes great with a touch of glitter!

6. Blue Glitter | Hub Pages – Make your “something blue” your nails!

7. Basic Nude | Bombshell Looks – Don’t be afraid to stick to the basics and go with one color. Just to mix things up, make it matte!

8. Showy and Pink | KC Nails – Add a little bling to an ombre French tip and you have an easy, but gorgeous design!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

10 Breathtaking Wedding Cakes

10 Breathtaking Wedding Cakes

It can be difficult to settle on a wedding cake because it represents what your wedding means to you. Not to mention, it’s often the focal piece of the entire reception. In the end, you will be overjoyed with your choice but for now, take a look at some of our favorite wedding cakes for inspiration.

1. Cake Ball Wedding Cake | Rose Bakes – If you would rather not deal with cutting the cake and would like to nix a bit of the mess, a cake ball cake is what you need!

2. Summer Cake | Polka Dot Bride – Any cake with bright colors could be a summer wedding cake but check out this summer cake for more inspiration!

3. Macaroon Wedding Cake | Project Wedding – If you’re anything like me, you want your cake to be unique but involves little hassle. This macaroon cake is easy, unique, and adorable!

4. Rustic Pink Cake | The Baking Fairy – If you’re into gold and pink and swoon over the rustic look, this cake will make you the happiest bride.

5. Naked Wedding Cake | Deer Pearl Flowers – A newer concept and one that has become extremely popular are cakes with less frosting. They are gorgeous and we think you should take a peek at these naked cakes for brainstorming ideas!

6. Disney Themed Wedding Cake | Imgur – Disney isn’t the only theme out there but this cake gets the gears turning when it comes to unique and gorgeous ideas.

7. Triple Chocolate Snickers Cake | Rose Bakes – If you’re a chocolate lover like me, this is your dream wedding cake.

8. Ruffle Rose Cake | Wedding Wire – If you want simple and elegant, you’ll adore this ruffle cake.

9. Purple Ombre Cake | Funny Wedding Media – Ombre is all the rage these days! The ombre look can be done in any color or cake style. Use this purple cake as inspiration!

10. Sprinkle Cake | Ruffled Blog – I’m a huge fan of cutsie stuff and this sprinkle cake does the trick and makes the perfect impression.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

5 Things You Need To Know About Beach Weddings!

If you don’t live on or near a beach, but want to get married on one, there are 5 things you need to know about beach weddings! So before you get your toes in the sand, here’s some tips for smooth sailing to help you plan your big day!

  1. Flowers. Lots of florists near the beaches are going to charge a ridiculous amount, because they can. Save some money and have a florist at home do your flowers with fake/silk flowers instead. If you have to have fresh flowers for your wedding, you may want to try a DIY option. Most beachside floral shops have wholesale florist shops that are open to the public. Keep it simple and stick with one or two flower types, and you could easily have gorgeous flowers for less than $100!

  1. Plan for a storm. You can plan your wedding date, but you can’t plan the weather. But, you can plan for the weather! Most beachside storms blow in and blow out pretty quickly. Inform your guests ahead of time that the wedding is planned for a specific time, but that it may have to be pushed up for as much as 30 minutes for a storm. Most guests would prefer to stall the wedding for a bit instead of standing in the rain!

  1. Keep the decor minimal. Let’s face it, the more you want to decorate with, the more you will be hauling across the country, or the more you will have to purchase when you get there. Some kind of focal piece like a wedding arch, or tiki torches lining the walkway is a great way to separate your portion of the beach off for your wedding! Remember, beaches can be windy. Very windy. Make sure your decor is secured well. Bring weights or some sort of anchoring device with you. Arches don’t stand up in the sand very well on their own, and having something to weigh them down can be lifesaving! The beach is your decor, don’t overdo it.

  1. Research beach guidelines. Once you’ve chosen which beach you want to have your wedding at, make sure you look up all the rules for that specific beach. Some beaches require reservations for weddings, so your date or time may not be available. Most public beaches don’t allow for reservations, so you will need to plan around the public. By 5 or 6 p.m., most beach-goers have cleared out, so that’s a good time to plan when using a public beach. If you want to use tiki torches, or grill afterward, you need to make sure the beach will allow open flames! It’s better to know ahead of time, than to have your celebration ruined by last minute knowledge!

  1. Keep holidays in mind. A LOT of people go to the beach for holidays and weekends. If you plan your wedding for one of these dates, you will most likely encounter hotel room shortage, higher travel prices, and limited beach availability. Spring break, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day are all times to avoid planning your beach wedding for the best results!

There are a lot of things that could ruin your perfect day when you plan a wedding away from home, but not if you’re prepared! Remember to always make the best of each situation, and let each mistake turn into a memory. Utilize these 5 things you need to know about beach weddings to make your wedding as stress-free as possible.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

5 Must Have Things for Your Wedding Day

When your wedding day finally comes, it seems like there are so many things to do and remember to bring. There are a few quintessential things you need to make sure you bring with you to save your sanity on your big day. Stick these in a small bag, and put them in your car so you’ll have them the day of your wedding.

  1. Safety pins. Trust me, someone is going to tear a seam, break a zipper, bust a bra or some other unforeseen failure, and you are going to want to have safety pins. Bring them with you and keep your sanity, and your bra, in place.

  1. Hairspray. You can’t wear enough of this stuff on your big day, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Keep those pretty dos in place for every single last picture, and just bring the bottle of hairspray. It’s worth the $3.97, I promise.

  1. Bobby pins. Just like hairspray, bobby pins will save your life. I don’t care how many hundreds of dollars you and your bridal party spent on your hair-dos, someone is going to need a bobby pin. When in doubt, stick a bobby pin in, and hairspray those flyaways down. Just trust me on this one.

  1. Deodorant. Stress sweat, it’s a thing. A thing than can haunt you all day at your wedding. Bringing deodorant with you will make sure you and your bridesmaids don’t smell like you forgot to shower this morning.

  1. Tide To Go Stick. I know. No one wants to think about getting something on their wedding dress. But if you try to eat anything at all, it will inevitably fall on your dress. Keep that Tide stick handy and your day, and your dress, won’t be completely ruined.

Save yourself some stress and drama, and just bring these with you. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.