The first dance is something that all your guests look forward to. It’s a sweet moment and the first time you will dance as husband and wife.
Many couples are taking dance lessons to make their first dance extra special. Then there is our clients, Priya and Rob who were married, 10.10.10.
Priya Milani is an accomplished and retired ballet dancer and Rob, well he’s no slacker in the dancing department (but let’s face it, he has to work hard to keep up with Priya).
Their beautiful infused Indian & Italian wedding will be highlighted later, but for now, please enjoy their beautiful first dance. As Rob’s father told me, the judges of Dancing with the Stars would have given them a: 10 10 10 !!!Read More »
Since we were little girls fastening pillow cases as faux veils to our heads, a wedding veil tends to “complete” the entire bridal ensemble. For many women, it makes the whole wedding day “real”.
Here’s a couple of things to remember when choosing your veil:
You want the veil to match the style of the overall theme of your wedding and of course, your dress. Sometimes it’s fun to mix a more modern sleek wedding dress with a more traditional type of veil….as long as they blend well together. Don’t feel boxed in when making these decisions.
photo: a brewer photography
Don’t forget to take into account YOU. The wider the veil the more fabric you’ll have around your face, and if you are small….you’ll look like a walking marshmallow. You also want to be sure to complement your body type by making sure the veil isn’t accentuating your less than desirable features.
How you want to wear your hair will be critical in the type of veil you choose. Always take your veil to your hair stylist when getting your trial runs completed.
photo: rj photographic
Closely inspect your veil on the trim and/or beading work. You’ll want to be sure this is quality workmanship because the last thing you need is your tiny pearls dropping to the floor right before you walk down the aisle. Ask me how I know this can happen…..
If you are a traditional type of person consider buying a veil that is more of a classic style so that you may pass that veil on to your future daughter or daughter-in-law. Let’s face it, almost none of us want to wear our mother’s wedding dress….but some may consider incorporating or wearing a veil!
photo: third generation photography
If you don’t like a veil, don’t sweat it. There are plenty of alternatives with beautiful hair pins and or white flowers that you can put in your hair. Bottom line: do what feels good for you!
photo: matt vickers photography
For more veil ideas…check out the TV segment with Fox 7 Wedding Planner, Saundra Hadley!
It’s the dreaded question that you don’t want to hear from your mother before your wedding. Especially when you are the only girl in the family. “Will you wear my wedding dress”? asks your mom.
You know you want to make her happy and certainly don’t want to hurt her feelings, but come ‘on….every girl wants to pick out their own dress!
My bride this weekend, came up with a solution. It is a freakin’ brilliant idea and I don’t know why I (after 5 years of planning weddings) haven’t thought of it sooner.
Wear your mother’s dress to your REHEARSAL!
Jessica Mills’ mother, Vicki, wanted to see her wedding dress on her daughter and watch “it” walk down the aisle at least one time! So Jessica wore it to the rehearsal (of course she changed later before the rehearsal dinner). It was so much fun to see an old fashioned (sorry Vicki) dress on a beautiful young lady. And Jessica’s wedding party thought it was so much fun!
And here is another crazy idea….
Take a formal photo shoot..
Call your photographer for a formal wedding shoot. Or when you are taking your engagement photos, slip on your Mom’s wedding dress and have a few professional shots taken. Give it to your Mom as a wedding present.
I love fun ideas that can make everyone happy.Read More »
Here is a tip: Make sure you bring someone with you to the store when you learn how to bustle your gown. Ideally this will be your maid of honor or at least someone who will be available at the reception. Have this person take a really close look at the hooks and threads to ensure that they are sturdy, if they aren’t, ask the store to replace them. You may want to practice yourself when the dress is hanging. You want to be sure this isn’t left to chance….or it can be very frustrating on your wedding day!Read More »