Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.
As the bride was getting ready for her big day, she and her entire bridal party wore darling matching robes which featured a monogram on each one. You know our theory on monograms, if it ain’t nailed down, monogram it!
The bride carried a sweet bouquet of blush pink roses and baby’s breath, while the bridesmaids carried four stems of the same roses with a satin rosette detail on the flower wrap.
The groom & his guys stepped up their traditional style in khaki tuxes which perfectly complimented the bride’s vision of soft charm and elegance for the big day. They also wore blush pink roses as boutonnieres which provided a soft touch of color for each of the guys.
While the guys looked handsome in their ensembles, the girls were true visions of southern charm wearing blush satin gowns, which featured a sweetheart neckline and a nude colored sash to tie the look together. The bride wore a beautiful satin A-line gown that had soft lace detailing all along the gown, topped off with a traditional veil and elegant strand of pearls. To complete her look, she wore nude shoes that had a beautiful vintage brooch adorning the toe of each shoe.
The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white. The white tier had a diamond patter piped in the softest shade of pink, and the blush tiers has rosettes covering them which looked precisely like the bridal party’s bouquets. To top the look off, the cake featured beautiful silver “Mr. & Mrs.” cake topper.
Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate. It’s a night for you and your best gals to let loose, forget the stress of wedding planning, and celebrate the last of your single days.
With all the different ideas on Pinterest, there are a number of ways to celebrate your bachelorette party. Today we’ll be sharing some Fiesta themed ideas that are sure to inspire your on bachelorette soiree.
The reason I chose a Fiesta theme for my bachelorette party, is because I love the bright colors that are involved. I mean, what says party more than hot pink, turquoise, lime green, and purple all together in one pattern. Plus, it gave me a great excuse to get these amazing hot pink Kendra Scott studs!
One of my absolute favorite gifts from my bachelorette party was this AMAZING sombrero fascinator! I mean, it had a veil and everything. I’m still trying to find a way to work it into my everyday wardrobe. Another essential element of any bachelorette party is sweets, and those were covered by my amazing Fiesta themed sugar cookies. They had everything from piñatas to sombreros, and some even had my wedding date!
Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.
Kacie first met Jacob at a Christian sports camp back in 2006. The two hit it off and had a summer camp romance, but like many, it fizzled out as camp came to a close. Not one to give up, Jacob sent Kacie flowers and love letters after the camp, but Kacie wasn’t sure he was “the one.” After six years of pouring his heart out, Kacie realized that Jacob was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, and the two quickly began planning her dream wedding.
The wedding ceremony took place in the bride’s hometown at a local church. Kacie has always considered herself a Daddy’s Girl, so she decided she wanted to have a special moment with him before the biggest moment of her life. The two shared an extra-special first look, where Kacie’s father got to see his daughter one last time before he gave her away. Once she saw the man who would be giving her away, Kacie then shared a first look with her husband-to-be.
While Jacob has always been a goofy guy, this first look was one filled with emotion and pure joy. As Jacob saw his bride-to-be for the first time, he couldn’t help but shed tears of happiness, because he knew of the wonderful future the two would share together.
Following the ceremony, the couple went to Kacie’s parents, where the reception would take place, and got ready to dance the night away. Kacie and Jacob danced under a canopy of twinkling lights, and shared the evening with all of their closest family and friends. As the night wore on, Kacie changed into her getaway outfit, which was a sweet white chiffon dress and navy Toms that were decorated with her new last name. The couple danced a few more dances, and then were sent off to start their life together as Mr. and Mrs. Mullins.
Following the wedding, the couple decided that they were going to do a day-after wedding photoshoot with Lisa George. Kacie and Jacob put back on their wedding attire, and spent an afternoon posing against a vintage truck, getting all the fun shots they wanted. Kacie loved the idea of doing this, because all the stress of the wedding had passed and the couple was able to just have fun. Working with Lisa was Kacie’s best experience because of her great skill and her ability to calm even the most nervous of brides. Following the wedding Kacie felt like not only did she have an amazing photographer, but also like she had gained a new friend.
Clancey was someone who knew what she wanted, so after her fiancé popped the question, the two set the date for only a short five months away. Immediately Clancey envisioned an evening of glitz, glam, and leopard print.
Clancey knew the importance of finding a great photographer to capture her big day, so when she met Scott Laske she knew she had found her perfect match. Working with him helped to ease all the stress that comes with getting married, because she knew Scott would get all the perfect shots to preserve the memory of her beautiful wedding.
While Clancey loved the rustic look, she knew that for her big day she wanted something timeless and elegant, that she could proudly show off to her children 15 years later. After searching through all the accent colors, she realized that gold was all she needed so she quickly began searching for glitzy details to decorate her wedding with.
Searching the depths of the internet, Clancey happened upon a site that sold custom tablecloths, and she knew she’d hit the jackpot. She had custom linens completely covered in gold sequins, and table runners made of gold netting.
Once she had found the gold, she began to search for leopard accents to complete the look, but struggled to find what she was looking for. Her mother-in-law stepped up to the plate and created darling gold vases with leopard print details to hold the hydrangea filled centerpieces.
Living up to her love of glam, Clancey wore a breathtaking gown that featured a sheer back completely covered in jewels. While her dress featured modern details, she decided to go a little old-school with her veil, so she had her mother’s repurposed for the big day.
The bridesmaids wore glitzy custom-made dresses that featured a gold sequin bodice with a soft chiffon skirt, which completed Clancey’s vision of an elegant evening.
With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!
Keeping guests “in-the-know” isn’t always an easy task when planning a wedding. With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!
By starting with a custom wedding website and app, guests have the option of downloading your personal app to their Smartphone or tablet – making the preparation easier for everyone. The bride and groom can easily collect RSVPs, guest photos and song requests straight from your smartphone. It’s a wedding concierge service whenever you need it!
Update your Appy Couple custom website and app with details regarding hotel reservations, flight information and even recommended wedding attire. Not only is the app informative, but fun! Keep it exciting by revealing new hints and details to guests through interactive games and puzzles. The personalization for your special day never ends!
Keep it personal and ensure your special day is flawless with the Appy Couple app!
This week’s Wedding Ideas Technology Tip of the Week is provided by Ginger Daril of Verizon Oklahoma.
We love to see adorable DIY details in a wedding, and as soon as we saw this Turquoise wedding we knew we hit the mother load! Every girl wants to leave their mark on their special day, and this bride took that idea to the next level by chocking her wedding full of darling DIY projects.
The reception featured an extremely unique guest book, which was a pair of ukulele guitars, one white and one black. A pink framed chalkboard sign instructed guests to use a marker and sign the guitars, so the bride and groom could keep the memories of their wedding forever.
The DIY didn’t there, as the bride decorated her sweetheart table with oversized scrabble letters spelling out her new last name, Brown, and a metal birdcage on each end of the table. She wore a sweetheart neckline chiffon ball gown, which had beading along the waistline. Alongside her bridesmaids, who wore turquoise gowns, the bride shined as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom.
The couple appreciates the comfort of a classic pair of sneakers, so the two wore matching turquoise Chuck Taylor’s for their big day.
I’ve always live by the mantra “If it moves, monogram it!” And as a southern girl, I’ve been jumping for joy over all the darling monogrammed products all over the internet. While all the monograms are super cute, it can get a little confusing figuring what you can and can’t wear, so we’ve rounded up some basic rules on choosing the right monogram. Since I’m southern, I strongly believe in the bad-luck that comes along with wearing a married monogram before the wedding day, but honestly it’s personal preference. Consider these rules as a starting point for navigating the sea of monogrammed goods.
What To Wear Pre-Wedding
If you’re like me, I’ve been dying to show off my new letters. The more stuff I order online, the more it kills me not to wear them! But like the good southern girl I am, I’ve kept them under lock & key until the big day (I was even nervous to try on a pair of earrings I ordered!). I have good news for you engaged gals patiently waiting! It is completely acceptable to wear your first initial with your fiance’s first initial adjoined by an ampersand. So if you want to order a cute necklace like the one above, you can totally wear it until the big day!
This will be the monogram you will use after the “I do’s” and beyond. When choosing your monogram for post-wedding you can use a traditional married bride monogram which goes: First name initial on the left, married last name initial in the middle, then maiden last name initial on the right. Use this to adorn your plane wear on your way to your honeymoon, on a cute honeymoon swimsuit, and of course on any towel that will be at your new home together!
Monogrammed Reception Jewelry
You’ve waited for months to show off your new letters, so what better way to celebrate them than by doing a quick wardrobe change into your new monogram. A cute acrylic monogram necklace or monogrammed disc earring are the perfect way to show off. If you want to live a little on the wild side, or if you like the way it looks better, you can choose to use your middle name initial on the right rather than your maiden name initial. Depending on if you’re using an interlocking font or a circle font, it may give the monogram a better look.
Monogrammed Paper Products
Like any good set of rules, there should always be an exception. For monogram etiquette it comes in the form of monogrammed disposable paper products. You are able to use your new monogram post-engagement but pre-wedding if it is used on a paper product that can be thrown away. For this, think note pads, sticky notes, or loose leaf paper in an acrylic tray like the one above.
I’m sure every bride has seen the ever-growing trend of bridal boudoir photography, whether it is in Pinterest, a local photographer, or even someone who specializes in boudoir photography, it is a trend that is hard to miss. The pictures you see of women dolled up like perfect pin-up models seem so unattainable, that it’s easy to dismiss the idea as something you could never do.
I completely understand this feeling, because your thoughts were exactly mine until a few weeks ago. I was toying around with an idea of what gift I could get my husband-to-be for our wedding day, and a boudoir album kept jumping to my mind. Now let me explain to you that I am no glamazon, goddess woman, who can charm a man simply by walking by him. I’m more of Zooey Deschanel; my qualities are odd and clumsy, but I consider them adorkable! So, to imagine myself striking a pose in my skivvies honestly gave me a good laugh!
This all changed once I met the ladies at Adoralee Boudoir Photography. I walked into their Norman studio, and was immediately impressed by the setup, because let’s be honest, someone’s décor says a whole lot about them. The girls took me around showing me each of their studio sets, which ranged from a classic bed to a fun red velvet chair setup and everything in between. The all-female staff really started to put me at ease, and I could already feel my inner-goddess coming out.
Once we saw all the sets, Lacy and Ashley started to show me some of their model shoots, and that’s when I really became a believer of boudoir. They showed me women in sizes from Victoria’s Secret model to everyday girls, and honestly each girl looked INCREDIBLE. I could hardly believe when they told me that many times they don’t even use Photoshop on their images, because they already look great. After seeing those incredible images, I immediately signed up, and the next week I was back for a session of my own.
The day of my shoot, I arrived and started hair and makeup. I am not someone who wears a ton of makeup, so I am always a little hesitant to be at the mercy of someone else’s brushes, but when I looked in the mirror I felt like Marilyn Monroe reincarnated. We had recreated a pin-up look with a modern twist, and I was rocking thick winged eyeliner, with cherry red lips, and softs curls.
Ashley led me to the back to change, once I was ready and honestly my nerves started up. Once I was dressed, Ashley led me through a quick coaching session and we started. Ashley walked me through every pose, adjusting me along the way to make sure I looked my best, and my nerves melted away. The entire time she kept telling me how great I looked, even showing me some of her favorite shots on her camera and I was blown away (How could I look that good?!). A few more pictures and my inner Victoria’s Secret model was released, and then the shoot was done.
I came back to the studio an hour later to view my pictures, and I mean WOW they looked amazing. I thought Ashley had secretly retouched them, but she assured me that those pictures were all me! After struggling to choose which ones I wanted, because they all looked so great, we ordered some prints, and I got to go home with a set of my own pictures. That was especially reassuring because I knew that the pictures didn’t have to leave the studio and couldn’t accidentally end up in someone else’s hands. After I left, I transformed from adorkable girl to goddess, and the feeling hasn’t worn off since!
Adoralee is now offering a FREE 30 minute boudoir session sponsored by Wedding Ideas, and you will get 1 studio set, 1 outfit, and a disc of 10 retouched images with full reprint rights. Register at okcweddingideas.com/okcboudoir now to take advantage of this amazing offer.
Now more than ever, couples are getting more creative with their rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. One of the most important things for those planning their big day is music. The Logitech UE MiniBoom wireless speaker is the perfect solution that will fit in your budget without compromising sound quality and volume. Connect your devices wirelessly up to 50 feet away and place the MiniBoom speaker out of sight.
After the wedding the lightweight, travel-friendly speaker can be taken with you on your first trip as husband and wife and then provide your favorite music in your new home. The MiniBoom also provides crystal-clear sound quality for phone calls, great for an office or kitchen when you have your hands full.
There are three available colors for the MiniBoom to match any wedding color scheme or home decor. Get the best choice in sound quality and price with the Logitech MiniBoom wireless speaker.
This week’s WeddingIdeas Technology Tip of the Week is provided by Scott Caul of Verizon Oklahoma.