Wedding Inspiration

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Weddings in Movies

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Today’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to all of those magical movie weddings that gave us butterflies and had us crying into our pillow! Hollywood sure knows how to design a great wedding, and what better than beautiful celebrities as the Mr. and Mrs.?! Today we go back to remember some of the special moments really stand out to us.

1. Father of the Bride (1991) This movie will make you laugh, cry, and love everything about the traditional wedding ceremony! Amazing that they fit the entire reception in their house; I’ve always wondered exactly how they did that under that gorgeously lit white tent! And who doesn’t want swans at their wedding? Movie FOB

2. Runaway Bride (1999) Julia Roberts is a master at the romantic comedy; we just can’t get over how stunning she looks in a wedding gown! In Runaway Bride she has the pleasure of wearing multiple, but the last one is our favorite.  Movie Runaway bride

3. Bride Wars (2009) Remember when we all wanted to get married on June 5th at The Plaza? It was a popular day, especially in this movie of two best friends that taught us your wedding should be better than everyone else’s and you altar yourself to fit Vera. (just kidding) We just can’t forget the way The Plaza looked while Liv (Kate Hudson) walked down the aisle in that gorgeous Vera Wang! Movie Bride wars

4. Mamma Mia (2008) We sang ABBA all the way till the end of the movie. Even though, Amanda Seyfried and her beau don’t end up being the ones to get hitched, we cannot take away the fact that their wedding was spectacular! In a church, on a hill IN GREECE! Reception under the evening stars. Movie mamma mia

13 Times Linens Were Total Showstoppers

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It’s no secret that  beautiful linens can really pull the whole look together perfectly for any event. From color to texture, the extra detail gives your event or wedding that wow factor!  linen blush chair coverslinen gold plated and chair coverslinen head table creamlinen goldlinen gold sequinslinen blush texturelinen cream texturelinen outdoor purplelinen purplelinen black and whitelinen bluelinen stripeslinen gray

As you can see, there really are countless options and ways to make your tables “showstoppers.” It helps to have a reliable designer/coordinator to assist you. We have amazing vendors that will make your event picture perfect! Happy planning!


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The Bridal Bouquet

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In history, herbs and spices were used during weddings to ward off evil spirits.  Ancient Greeks and Romans would wrap a garland of spices and herbs around the Bride and Groom to symbolize new life, hope, and fertility. As time progressed, the fragrances became more meaningful. Eventually, the “flower language” was invented. Romantic lovers used flowers to communicated their feelings instead of letters…hopefully they spoke the same language! (I’m sure there were plenty of mix ups there) Nowadays, couples choose the flowers for their weddings because they like them. It’s all about personal style now; flowers are so beautiful, we’re glad we can pick what we want! We’ve put together some styles of the bridal bouquet that are perfect for any Bride.



bouquetcascadeThe Brooch Bouquet:

bouquetbrooch Country/Rustic:


bouquetromance  Add some Bling: 

bouquetblingBright and Colorful:

bouquetcolorfulsummer There are endless options for any style bride. One of the most helpful things to do when choosing your flowers is to have a consultation with your florist to discuss the flowers that are in season. They can even help you save money by using more cost effective flowers and still get the look you want! Good luck and happy planning!


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Burst of Color!

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One of our favorite things about weddings is that they all have a unique character. We love when the Bride and Groom choose to be bold and use everyday things we see to inspire their wedding. This gorgeous wedding was inspired by the natural burst of color, flavor and sweetness of the “clementine.” If you are scratching your head, picture a mini orange. The bright and bold colors of this wedding, accented with indigo, is the perfect combination at The Villa Contempo Mansion.

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Sometimes Brides can be cautious in using bright colors for their wedding, however, the pops of color make it unique and unforgettable. So even if you went with a neutral palette, add lots of greenery to your flower arrangements; it will keep that classy feel but add a little something “extra.”

Happy Planning!


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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!


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