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My health had gotten the best of me lately and it’s been rather difficult to get any of my DIY projects done. The list is rather lengthy, so I’ve been feeling the stress in more ways than one and it came out in my first wedding nightmare. The scene began really normal; set during wedding rehearsal. All of a sudden I felt rushed for time. Nobody was doing what they were supposed to be and things were going undone. The discomfort was enough to wake me briefly, but I fell right back asleep into the nightmare. Only this time, it was the wedding day. The panic was about stage 9 and I was having a full-out melt-down. It was 45 minutes to show time and my makeup wasn’t done. I called out for my makeup artist (MUA) and Puff Daddy appeared with his handlers not far behind carrying makeup brushes insisting that he didn’t work before he had a few drinks—(BLANK STARE). It got even weirder from there, but I won’t bore you with all my foolishness. I’m chalking it up to all those Ciroc commercials that have inundated the television and apparently my consciousness.
One thing is for sure, it helped me get moving enough to finally break through the haze and get off my tush. As of today, I’m proud to report that my invitations are done and out the door. If it wasn’t clear before, I really enjoy print/visual projects. And it was really eating me up to not be able to get them done.
For starters, the invitation design was done long, LONG ago—even before our save the dates were finished. The biggest hang up was the RSVP information card. It was my decision to nix response cards in order to eliminate the costs of return postage and envelopes in favor of a live RSVP service. One of my best friends used a RSVP service where guests called and got a live agent to go over all the pertinent questions (i.e. meal choice, guest’s name). I was impressed by it and planned to use it for our guests that aren’t savvy enough to RSVP via our wedding website (which I LOVE btw). Well, that plan went bust when I called and discovered that the company no longer offers the service. I was SO bummed. I searched and searched but couldn’t find another service like it. Every other service offered a voicemail message system, where they’d compile the information and send it upon request. I wasn’t impressed and the cost was laughable. Why pay someone hundreds of dollars to do what can be easily done for free?
In what could be described as nothing short of a state of delirium, I found myself saying aloud, “Nice job Bianca, you now have another project.”
We’re heading off into the weekend with the sweetest little engagement sesh, sent over by our friends at Chaffin Cade Photography! Kamila + Zac are such a stylish + good-natured duo and they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their playful + unique personalities. They were in luck because Justin + Emily (from Chaffin) had the perfect location in mind; a quirky California ghost town that’s played host to tons of well known tv shows shows like The X Files, The A Team, Murder She Wrote and Highway to Heaven, just to name a few. Pretty rad, right?
Kamila + Zac made themselves right at home amid the historical backdrops and the results are just as fun as can be!
Unless you’re going ring-less, your wedding rings are going to be something you wear for a very long time — it may be on your hand all day, every day. So shouldn’t your ring get at least as much thought and care in shopping as your wedding outfits?
I used to work at a jewelry store, and I could tell you some interesting stories. The worst part, though, was seeing someone come in to buy a ring when they had no idea what their partner would want, and then dropping several thousand dollars on a guess. If you are a non-traditionalist, you can be even harder to shop for!
So, here are my tips for getting what you want, and at the best price.
Don’t be afraid to try on a lot of styles
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Imagine getting your wedding photos back and having them… well… suck. Blurry shots, bad lighting, cheesy poses. What happened to the gorgeous shots you saw in your photographer’s portfolio?
Welcome to the scary new trend in wedding photography: Fraudtography.
Here’s how it works: a brand-spanking-new photographer wants to shoot weddings, but it’s kind of hard to book a wedding if you don’t have any wedding photos in your portfolio. So they “borrow” a few fabulous images from established photographers and pass them off as their own.
It’s illegal, but that’s the photographer’s problem. Your problem is that you see a portfolio filled with dazzling images, but you actually get an inexperienced photographer who’s cutting his teeth on your wedding day.
Today’s stunning styled shoot pulls inspiration from all the best facets of the watercolor genre. And it really is a genre at this point, don’t you think? Watercolor is one of our fave wedding trends and, thankfully, we don’t think it’s going anywhere for a while!
Imagine an environment rich with deep jewel tones + lots of organic texture. With watercolor invites, hand-dyed indigo table linens, and super pretty, painterly florals. Throw in some geodes + crystals for added dimension and we think you have all the ingredients for an edgy + modern wedding aesthetic! And luckily for us, Katie Pritchard + Adrienne from The Bloom of Time love watercolor details too, and teamed up to create the very setting described! It’s sure to inspire so many of you big time. Let’s see it, shall we?
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Amelia and Jon
Amelia and Jon describe their wedding day as an eclectic celebration, Amelia noting, “I went for an eclectic feel. The whole styling and collaboration became a dreamy, party feel which is me to a tee. When you have an idea just go with it because your wedding is a reflection of you. You don’t want to try to be like anything else. I just went with the flow.” Captured by Simon Peter Taylor, the Maleny celebration was styled and planned by the bride and filled with personality.
Amelia tells the story of how she and Jon came to be. “We were friends at high school in Bundaberg back in the day. After school Jon received a football scholarship in Sydney where he lived for 4 years, I relocated to the Sunshine Coast a couple years later to explore the Sunshine Coast lifestyle. Jon’s team in Sydney developed a co-club in the QLD Cup and so Jon’s new home became the Sunshine Coast too.
As a feminist and a tomboy, planning a wedding was not high on my priority list. I had always claimed that I would never get married. But when I met my future husband, my refrain changed to, “If we do get married, let’s elope.”
After we became engaged, it started to feel like we might regret not having a wedding. I didn’t want our loved ones to miss out on creating this important memory with us. So with the help of my parents and fiancé, I began planning. I am pretty stubborn when it comes to upholding my ideals. As a result, wedding planning felt mostly like an uphill battle against everything the wedding industrial complex holds dear.
If you’re like me, then you may be feeling anxious and insecure about making weird or risky wedding decisions. To help you gain perspective, here are the top six wedding risks that I worried about. Spoiler alert: ALL of these decisions turned out to be rewarding, and contributed to the success of our celebration.
1. What would people think of my non-traditional venue?
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