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We could sit here all day and debate which is prettier, the ceremony or the reception half of Sarah + Rex’s wedding. On one hand, that ceremony space is unreal. It’s got the kind of epic natural beauty that you can only find in the Pacific Northwest. But then on the other hand, the reception is filled with sweet wildflowers, strands of twinkling market lights, and the most delightful handmade touches. It’s a toughie for sure. Good think that we don’t really have to choose, and we can just sit here and enjoy all of Hazelwood Photo’s gorgeous snaps.
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.”
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The wedding dress is our main focus when we are out creating beautiful fashion pages for Bride magazine. Naturally we work hard to get the most stunning angles of the glorious gowns and help our reader visualize herself in the perfect frock.
Sometimes weather conditions are not quite so conducive to the ideal shot. I am sharing with you today simply amazing images (you can find the whole shoot in the current issue of Bride) that were captured in the most trying of conditions but somehow came out brilliantly!
Do you have any tips for finding wedding accommodation deals? I’d like to be able to get group hotel discounts for our out-of-town guests and was wondering if you had any advice on that. Thanks!
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We’re still reeling with excitement from last year’s The Cream Event (see it here), and counting down the days (eight!) until we get to do it again. If you’re getting hitched, planning, a party, or a wedding professional, it’s THE place to be. And since we’d love to see you there, we’re giving away a couple of tix to one lucky Cakie…
But first, here’s this year’s inspiration board, to give you a little taste of what you’re in for. Prepare yourself for all kinds of modern folk-themed cuteness. Think Mexican tiles, a monochromatic red color story, bougainvillea, and modern copper fixtures.
Win $ 1000 from Joielle and Black Lapel to outfit your bridal party! $ 500 from each store to apply to bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen wear, or anything offered on their sites. You can even use it for yourself and order a dress in ivory/white for a low-key bridal gown or a dapper suit for your groom.
Read on to hear how to enter such a dreamy giveaway, and check out a few examples of how utterly fabulous your wedding party can look outfitted by Joielle and Black Lapel.
I have been engaged for over a year, and Offbeat Bride has frequently been a sanctuary from the Wedding Industrial Complex.
I was expecting my wedding to be non-traditional in many ways, but I have to say I’ve been surprised by one way in which our wedding will be offbeat: traditional wedding blogs and magazines rarely talk about how brides have honored their absent loved ones.
I have taken so much joy (if that’s even the right word) in seeing how other Offbeat Brides have made touching, bittersweet acknowledgements of those who can only be there with them in spirit. Why are these rituals are surprisingly absent from “traditional” wedding magazines and blogs?
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