Saturday, March 31, 2012

Make a Statement! Wedding day Accessories.

You've pick the perfect dress, now all you need is the perfect accessories. I love statement pieces. I have included a couple of my favorite looks. When you select your accessories  keep in mind the over all theme of your wedding. Choose pieces that will not take away from the dress, but accent the over all look.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

We're getting Married! Save the Date!

Save the Dates are a crucial part of wedding planning. They set the tone for your wedding. They let people know what type of wedding they are in for. There are so many different types of Save the Dates out there. Most importantly they should show your style and taste. I have included some different options for your enjoyment. 

Want to have a Very Special Event around Chicago to Milwaukee 
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Look Your Best! Wedding Day Hairstyles!

     Brides, here are some great wedding day hairstyles that are sure to have your groom drooling as you walk down the aisle. Remember to always keep it cute, and don't do anything drastic!

        The ponytail has the entire package. No matter which way you do it, it’s fun, funky, classic, and cute.


      Half up half down is such a classic style for brides , play with it and reinvent a classic.

                                          Braids are in this year, take your style to the next level.

 Bone Straight!

                                                          Curls Curls and more Curls!


                                                                      Short and Sassy!

                 A Great Up Do works if you are ready to party! They are no fuss and will last all night.


Monday, March 26, 2012

The Perfect Face! Wedding Day Make Up!

         Wedding Day make-up is necessary for a picture perfect look. Even if you usually don’t where make-up, this would be the time to do it. Every bride wants to look their best on film. Here are a couple of  ideas for you to keep in mind. 

                                                                     Before And After

Natural Look

Bold Eye

Red Lip


                                                                            Pop of Color


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More pictures from the bridal show! DIY Brides take a look.

 Here are more pictures from the show. I will be doing a tutorial on the entire show. If there is an item that you want to see, please leave a comment.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bridal Show! For my DIY Brides!

     I was recently part of a bridal show. I had so much fun talking about weddings with all the beautiful brides. It's something about doing what you love to do for a living. I am so blessed. I remember as a kid looking in wedding magazines in the grocery store, of coarse my mom would not buy them! "Who in the world is getting married" she would say. I remember in college I would get bridal magazines sent to my house(I had my own money then). All my friends would think I was obsessed with getting married. That wasn't it, I LOVE WEDDINGS that's all.
      I set up some ideas to show different designs that I love. I got such a great response that I decided that I would do some tutorials on some of the items that we did for the show. Here are a couple pictures of the booth.  To see the video follow this link If there is a particular item that you would like for me to do please send me a comment.


               Click here for a tutorial on the centerpiece below

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pictures say a 1000 words! How to get the best pictures at your wedding!

Here is a list of shots that you might want to ask your photographer to take.

The Bride

____ Bride dressing for wedding
____ Mother helping bride put on veil
 ____ Bride looking in mirror
 ____ Bride putting on garter
 ____ Bride-Full Length
____ Bride-Half Length
____ Bride-Close Up
____ Bride with mother-Full Length
____ Bride with mother-Close Up
 ____ Bride with father-Full Length
 ____ Bride with father-Close Up
____ Bride pinning on father’s boutonniere
____ Bride with Both Parents-Full Length
____ Bride with Parents-Close Up
____ Bride with Grandparents-Full Length
____ Bride with Grandparents-Close Up
____ Bride with sisters-Full Length
____ Bride with sisters-Close Up
____ Bride with brothers-Full Length
 ____ Bride with brothers-Close Up
 ____ Bride with immediate family
____ Bride with Maid of Honor-Full Length
 ____ Bride with Maid of Honor-Close Up
____ Bride with her attendants-Full Length
____ Bride with her attendants-Close Up
____ Bride & flower girl/ring bearer
____ Father helping bride out of limo

The Groom

____ Groom-Full Length
____ Groom-Half Length
 ____ Groom-Close Up
 ____ Groom putting on bow tie
___ Groom with mother-Full Length
 ____ Groom with mother-Close Up
____ Groom with father-Full Length
____ Groom with father-Close Up
____ Groom with Parents-Full Length
 ____ Groom with Parents-Close Up
____ Groom with Grandparents-Full Length
 ____ Groom with Grandparents-Close Up
 ____ Groom with sisters-Full Length
____ Groom with sisters-Close Up
____ Groom with brothers-Full Length
____ Groom with brothers-Close Up
 ____ Groom with Immediate Family
 ____ Groom & Best Man-Full Length
 ____ Groom with Best Man-Close Up
 ____ Groom & Best Man shaking hands
____ Groom & Groomsmen-Full Length
____ Groom & groomsmen-Close Up


____ Grandparents being seated
____ Groom’s parents being seated
____ Bride’s parents being seated
____ Flower girl walking down aisle
____ Ring Bearer walking down aisle
____ Bridesmaids walking down aisle
____ Maid of Honor walking down aisle
____ Father walking Bride down aisle
____ Father giving bride away
____ Bride & Groom at altar
____ Bride & Groom exchanging vows
____ Bride & Groom exchanging rings
 ____ Bride & Groom lighting candle
____ Bride & Groom-the kiss
____ Bride & Groom walking down aisle
____ Pictures of receiving line
 ____ Bride & Groom exiting church
____ Bride & Groom getting into limo
 ____ Bride & Groom’s first toast in limo

Formal Pictures

____ Bride & Groom Kissing
____ Bride & Groom-Full Length
____ Bride & Groom-Half Length
____ Bride & Groom-Close Up
____ Bride & Groom “gazing” at each other
____ Bride & Groom looking out window
____ Bride & Groom holding hands
____ Close-up of rings
____ Bride & Groom with Bride’s parents
____ Bride & Groom with Groom’s parents
____ Bride & Groom w/Bride’s extended family
____ Bride & Groom w/Groom’s extended family


 ____ Parents being announced
____ Wedding Party being announced
 ____ Bride & Groom being announced
____ Bride & Groom’s first dance
____ Wedding party dancing
____ Bride’s dance with father
____ Groom’s dance with mother
____ Best Man toasting Bride & Groom
____ Bride & Groom with Champagne glasses
____ Bride & Groom’s kiss after the toast
____ Wedding Cake
____ Bride & Groom cutting cake
____ Bride feeding Groom
____ Groom feeding Bride
____ Kiss after cutting cake
____ Bride tossing bouquet
____ Groom taking off garter
____ Guests dancing
____ Bride & Groom’s last dance


____ Close up of invitation
____ Bride or Groom with special friends
____ Bride or Groom with special relatives
____ Picture of band or DJ

Great Photo Ideas!