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Pre-Wedding Workout

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When someone is getting married, one of the top things on their list to-do is get in shape!   Your wedding is one of those days you want to look and feel your absolute best. Some brides go overboard, get way too stressed about hitting the gym, and then give up easily. Some are not as motivated and so the idea of getting into an exercise routine can be overwhelming. Therefore, we have come up with a list of just 5 baby steps to kickstart your pre-wedding workout journey!     PWW1

1. Decide and Commit: Think about exactly what you would like to accomplish; do you need to tone up, lose inches, or shed some pounds, etc.? Now choose an exercise and eating regimen to get you closer to that goal! Generally, eating “clean” and high intensity cardio are a great combo to start with! Remember that what you eat is just as important as working out. Committing also means having accountability. Whether it’s your fiancé, a close friend, or a trainer, you will need someone to ask you how it’s going and maybe they will even hit the gym with you!      PWW2

2. Stock your closet with workout gear: There is nothing more motivating than feeling great about those new yoga pants and matching top!  Without even breaking a sweat you communicate, “Hi, I’m a serious athlete; check out the pocket in my dri-fit pull over.” Workout clothes are trending everywhere at the moment so there are some great deals you can get. Hello Fabletics by Kate Hudson! 🙂      PWW3

3. Create a playlist: Take some time, go through your iTunes account and create a specific pre-wedding workout playlist. It should be about 45 mins so you can time it with your routine. Put some songs you want played at your wedding so that you can visualize your transformed body and the big day while the song is on!       PWW4

4. Drink plenty of water: On a normal basis you need about 8 glasses of water per day; this still applies when you are getting married! Not to mention what all of this hydration will do for your skin, it will have amazing effects.      PWW5

5. Be confident and happy with yourself: At the end of the day, remember that your fiancé loves you for who you are. Out of all of the people in the world they chose YOU to be their life partner. No matter what the outcome is of your work out routine, you will radiate beauty if you are confident in your self.     PWW6PWW7

So get out there and move! Good luck!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Dressed to Impress on the Last Night of 2014

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The last holiday of 2014 is approaching! This fantastic year led us to many beautiful weddings and fabulous people. We are ready to celebrate! As you prepare to ring in the New Year, these are some party trends we love so you can do so with style.

Classy

NYE Blog 1If you want one last fashion splurge of the year…this scooped neck sequin dress is $350.00 at www.urbanoutfitters.com and bound to be a show stopper.

Bold

NYE Gold halter dressFor an edgier look, go for this gold, halter skater dress from nordstrom.com for $90.00

Fun and Flirty

NYE blog fun dressSpice it up with a sexy black dress. This is a sequin strap crepe body-con dress from nordstrom.com for $198.00

Chic

NYE velvet jumpsuitDress up an item in your closet! By adding stilettos and the perfect sequin bag to this jumpsuit, you go from casual to chic in minutes. Found on nordstrom.com for $80.00

Accessories

NYE Blog accessoriesGet the look: Black shoulder bag from www.hm.com $17.95, lower left gold cuff from www.urbanoutfitters.com $20, lower right curved gold barrette $12 from www.urbanoutfitters.com

To Top it Off

NYE fur jacketNever go wrong (and stay warm) by throwing a (faux) fur coat over your shoulders. This black fur jacket is from www.hm.com for $69.95

With the right pairing and imagination, you probably have most of these items in your closet already. If not, lucky you! you get to go shopping:) Whatever you wear, we hope you have a fun, safe, and memorable New Year’s Eve in style!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Thing are a Few of Our Favorite Things

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Winter Wedding Color Palettes 

It’s beginning to look a lot like…winter. Finally! We are thirsty for some rain and weather change here in Southern California and the weddings are ready to change right along with mother nature. The cozy months of winter allow for so many great color options that are inviting and just as beautiful as any spring or summer palette.

Rosey Reds- Reds are a traditional favorite for the winter time; but traditional doesn’t mean boring. Red is the color of love and passion. With compliments of blue hues, blush’s, or greens it softens the red making this palette completely winter appropriate.

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Icy Blues- The best part about colors is that there are so many! We love that different shades evoke different feelings and atmosphere’s. If you’re wanting to be a Frozen Princess, you don’t have to “let it go” just because there is no white on the ground; the ice blue color ties in the winter feel without the snow fall.

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Midnight blues- For a more dramatic flair, go for a deeper blue palette. This is the perfect compliment to the night sky looking at the stars.

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Natural Greens- Have you ever heard the term, “shake what your mama gave you?” Well the same principle applies here! Use the inspiration of nature in everything you do. From green pines to adorable pine cones, we love natural!

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There are so many possibilities with colors (not all listed here) and winter time makes it that much more fun! Enjoy your holiday season!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Pinterest is Your New Best Friend

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So the amazing thing about the internet is the endless amount of options and variations of ideas we are presented with! Now we have thousands of wedding blogs, websites, and search engines to help us plan the big day. This could get a tad overwhelming since most brides love A LOT of different things. Hopefully, you have heard of this great website called “Pinterest.” 😉 Now is the time to use Pinterest to your advantage! If you are having a hard time nailing down a theme or consistent ideas, it’s so easy to create a couple different boards that you can contrast and compare themes to! Here are some wedding themes I love and used my Pinterest to compare them:

Pinterest boards

Industrial Wedding- Exposed brick, pipes, minimal florals, mismatched chairs, think, “Less is more.” This style allows the venue space to be a blank canvas and for the decor to ‘paint’ on the simplicity of the walls. Get creative and think out of the box; industrial weddings are all about turning nothing into something to really catch your eye like that wooden crate turned floral chandelier on one of my pins.

Industrial photo grid

Old World Wedding- Every last detail is completely ornate yet delicate at the same time. (Make’s me think of Rose from Titanic: extremely intricate and complicated, yet she had the most graceful beauty.) That’s the look you’re going for with an Old World Wedding! Bring in old books, maps, your grandmother’s china, old passports, etc. It’s in the tiniest of details that bring this style to life.

Old World Photo Grid

Bohemian Wedding- Be one with nature with lots of wildflowers, tall grass, trees, and maybe even opt for no shoes!  This type of wedding is made to look effortless (even though there is much effort applied). Let your hair and decor fly with the wind with ribbon in trees, relaxed fit dresses, the more ‘thrown together’ the better!

Bohemian Photo Grid

Glam Wedding- Time to get your Gatsby on: glitter, sparkle, spot lights, shine…there is no limit here! You want glitz, lace, pearls, AND feathers? GO FOR IT. Love the idea of sparkly bottle of champagne as a favor.

Glam Photo Grid

Western Wedding- Western weddings are so fun and cutesy but can still bring that glam to a wedding! Using boots as a floral vase and a symbol like a horseshoe for all your paper goods gives the western vibe a cohesiveness.

Western photo grid

Tuscan Wedding- There is something so romantic and simple about olive branches, speaking Italian, and long tables with a view of the sunset. Wine, pasta, and food food food everywhere!

Tuscan Photo Grid

Timeless, Classic Wedding- All weddings are beautiful; and of course when it is your own it is absolutely unforgettable. For those who love the classic looks of white, lace, splashes of pinks and gold these timeless elements can last forever. Candles and simple colors are easy on the eye and draw all the attention to the Bride and Groom.

Timeless Photo Grid

Bright Wedding- Colors are a great feature for any wedding! They make statements and add pops that bring a fun element without saying, “Welcome to Wonderland.” To incorporate these pops of colors, focus on a core group of 4-5 colors and put them in your accents. (i.e. flowers, escort cards, ribbons, shoes, etc.) The rest of your decor can be a backdrop for these gorgeous hues to shine!

Bright Photo Grid

Being engaged is one of the most testing times in decision making. So many decisions are made (hopefully with your fiancé) in a short amount of time, it’s tempting to want to second guess yourself. But don’t look back! Choosing a central theme and gathering all of your elements around it, make your day that much more unique and memorable and help push you to keep moving forward to the big day! Happy Planning!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team