If you've been in the industry as long as my friends and I have, then you've heard it all. We've heard every reason, excuse and story as to why our client deserves the best deal. So in the hopes that you will learn to never use these lines, I've decided to share with you some of my favorite lines clients try to use to get a better deal. Don't let this be you!
It's Friday, you guys and it's starting to feel ever-so-slightly like fall here in California. This week, our favorite real weddings were pretty diverse in terms of season, but we assure you that each and every one will make you swoon! So, without further ado, let's get to it...
Remember record albums? The hit songs were always featured on Side "A." But the "B" side frequently had some pretty worthy contenders. Wedding gowns aren't much different. The front will initially grab your attention, but the back? When it's really something special, it will stick with you just like a great melody. And considering that your guests will see the back of your gown for the majority of your ceremony, it's certainly worth paying some attention to. This Fashion Friday, we've rounded up seven stunning gowns that are equally lovely coming or going.
1. Two by Rosa Clara
Today, we're so excited to share Katie and Matt's gorgeous royal purple wedding at Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Georgia. This sweet couple met while they were training for the Air Force. When it came time to tie the knot, they settled on Jekyll Island where Matt spent many family vacations during his childhood. When Katie visited the island, she too fell in love with its history and beauty. In spite of a little rain, Katie and Matt's wedding day ended up being everything they'd dreamed of. Get ready to fall in love with their sweet celebration!
Weddings are all about romance and what better to set the mood than the perfect lighting and music. Wedding venues do not always offer decorative lighting. And if you are without an experienced wedding planner, you may overlook that detail of mood-setting illumination. It may not seem like a necessity, but when it’s done right, lighting can become the fundamental element for a wedding.
Fortunately, many DJs tend to come to the rescue with illumination. With the rapid advance of technology, lighting has become easier to obtain. Now many trained professional DJs have top of the line lighting to brighten up any event.
There are so many reasons we love living in Southern California. We've got year-round sunshine, an explosion of culture, and an absolutely beautiful coastline. But now there's one more thing to add to that list: By the Bloom, a flower shop on wheels that serves the LA area.
Niyati and Shashank first became friends after attending Hindu Club at UC Irvine. After about a year of friendship, Shahank asked Niyati out on their first date where their friendship blossomed into love. When it came to wedding planning, they were both united in wanting a colorful wedding with a traditional Hindu ceremony. To keep things fun, they added a bit of their own flair to their reception. Hint: Flash Mob!
Don't miss a bit of this very colorful wedding that we adore below!
One of the most important parts of your wedding day is your ceremony. And one of the most crucial components of a successful ceremony is having the perfect wedding officiant. That's why we chose to interview expert wedding officiant, AJ Sexton of Vows for Two on what makes up the perfect wedding ceremony. Watch and learn how his winning recipe will guarantee you the wedding ceremony you always dreamed of.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we've got pie on the mind (or should we say, stomachs?). From pumpkin to cherry, savory to sugary, a pie bar is the perfect alternative to a traditional cake just about any time of the year. And the possibilities for displaying your pies are as endless as your creativity. We love these sweet ideas below, including cake stands, wooden crates, and even tree stumps! Let us know what your favorite pie bar ideas are-- and try not to let anyone see you drooling.
After you send out your save the dates and settle on the specifics of your wedding day, it’s time to start thinking about your invitations. Your invitations will be your guests’ formal invites to your wedding and should be sent out six to eight weeks before the wedding. Deciding what to include in wedding invitations is definitely easier said than done, especially as traditions evolve and common etiquette practices are all too often left by the wayside. To make sure that you cover all your bases, we’ve put together a few guidelines for what to include.