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Winter Wedding Ideas

Here are some adorable and even cozy ways to make your winter wedding spectacular! We love those hot cocoa favors and how cute are those sugar cookies instead of a cake?! We are loving the ways you can incorporate the season into your big day.  

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Hiring an Entertainment Consultant for Your Wedding


Entertainment consultants: Your wedding is not the time to try out unproved talent. An entertainment consultant can be a big asset to your wedding planning team. They work with professional musicians, DJs, bands, and entertainers on a regular basis so they are familiar with the full spectrum of services available for your event. They are also able to book either local or national talent, depending on what you are looking for. Be sure to check references!

Appointments: Instead of dropping by their office, be sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment with your entertainment consultant. If you want their undivided attention, they need to set aside a block of time. Many consultants will also do advance research for you if they know you are coming.

Contracts: Any time you book any form of entertainment, be sure to get a contract that covers exactly what you are expecting the entertainers to do. Be clear about the times you want them to perform, and how you want them to interact with your guests.

Book enough time at the facility for your entertainers to set-up. Also, make arrangements with someone from the facility to see to their needs.

Get a specific list of your entertainer's needs. What are their space requirements; how many electrical outlets will be needed; how much setup time is required; are breaks specified in the contract, etc. The more information you have, the easier it will be to coordinate a wonderful evening of entertainment.


The Posey Shop

Happy Friday! Today we want to introduce you to The Posey Shop where they create beautiful and unique handmade boutonnieres. Made with dried flowers and greens, each one is a unique piece of art. Be sure to check out their full shop here!


Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year

Marsala is Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year! This tone is very earthy and reminds of a yummy glass of wine! Today we have a board that shows the beauty that can be if you choose this elegant color for your big day!


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6 Ways to Prepare Yourself to Look Your Best on Your Wedding Day


1. Eat right and get enough sleep: It gets very hectic prior to the wedding with all the planning and parties. Be sure to take care of yourself! Eat right and get enough sleep. You'll need every ounce of energy. And, of course, you want to look your very best on this special day.

2. Pamper yourself: A couple of weeks before the wedding, take time to pamper yourself. Schedule a massage to relieve tension and stress. A facial is wonderful for your skin, but be sure to allow some time for your face to benefit from it. Avoid using unfamiliar products too close to the wedding, in case your skin has an allergic reaction to them. Prepare your hands and nails with a manicure. A pedicure will do wonders for your feet and toes for the honeymoon.

3. Hair consultation: When you have selected your headpiece, make an appointment for a consultation with your hairdresser. This allows time to experiment with different hairstyles that complement your face and work well with the headpiece. This way there are no "surprise" hairstyles the morning of your wedding. You and your hairdresser should agree on the style and look you want well in advance. Also make sure your hairstyle will look as beautiful without the headpiece.

4. Makeup consultation: A makeup consultation can help you apply makeup in a natural and flattering way that will highlight your best features. The photographer may ask for a heavier application for the photos. Ask the consultant how the best look can be obtained without overdoing it.

5. Bridesmaid lunch and manicure: A fun idea is to take your bridesmaids to lunch and then treat them to a manicure. This usually takes place a day or two before the wedding, or sometimes is scheduled the morning of the wedding. For parties of three or more, it is best to schedule an appointment at least three months in advance.

6. On-site beauty service: Many salons and beauty consultants offer hairstyling and makeup for you and your bridesmaids at the ceremony site for a fee according to services, number of people, and travel time.

Bring extra nylons or pantyhose for your bridesmaids as well as yourself on the big day, especially if you have a special color.


Rebecca Schoneveld

Happy Friday, friends! We think you will love Rebecca Schoneveld's hand crafted wedding gowns! These gowns vary from 40's to 70's inspired looks and we love them all! Here are a few of our favs, but check out her full shop here!



Wintery Green Wedding Inspiration

 We are loving this wintery green wedding inspiration board. A winter wedding can create so much magic with the crisp whiteness of snow accompanied by a rich hunter green and sprinkles of gold. We just adore this combo! 

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