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Romantic Outdoor Tuscan-Inspired Wedding

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

If you’re dreaming of a romantic outdoor wedding for your special day, look no further than Rachael and Alex’s Tuscan-inspired wedding at  Springs Venue – Tulsa. The gorgeous duo became a couple after both growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but attending different high schools and colleges. The couple felt destined to be after meeting at a wedding in Denver, Colorado, and realizing they were both from the same hometown. The Tulsa natives chose an outdoor September wedding at The Springs. Overlooking Skiatook Lake and the dreamy woodlands – it was the perfect place for the couple to say “I do.” Rachael showed off her effortless beauty in a gown by Alyssa Kristin and veil, both from Chantilly Couture. Decor and rentals from Party Pro Rents and Party Perfect Event Rentals gave the reception space a Tuscan-inspired feel along with beautiful string lights that hung from the treetops. In addition, white blooming florals by Ever Something and simple greenery with flickering candles adorned the tablescapes. The couple danced the night away with entertainment by Souled Out, booked by Box Talent, before heading out to the historic Mayo Hotel. Keep reading for the bride’s reaction to her dreamy Tuscan-inspired wedding.

From the bride on her favorite wedding detail: “Our wedding day felt like a dream. Our whole wedding party rode on a trolley to the venue from Tulsa, so we all showed up together to see how all of our vendors made my dream a reality, but even better! I was speechless when I walked to the backyard of The Springs that overlooked the lake and saw all of the beautiful string lights, floral arrangements, tables, chairs, ceremony space – everything looked magical! It was even better than I could’ve imagined!”

A Whimsical Secret Garden Wedding in Dusty Blue and Toffee Hues

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Venus and Robert’s whimsical secret garden wedding at Daffodil Hill is one of our faves from the new issue – just a quick scroll through their gallery, and you’ll see why! You’d never guess the couple’s wedding celebration took place in the middle of the Covid pandemic. The outdoor setup, designed in hues of ivory, dusty blue, butterscotch and toffee, was picture perfect thanks to the incredible team of wedding pros the couple hired for their nuptials.

Venus and Robert exchanged vows under an incredible white floral arch designed by Poppy Lane Design, and honored the bride’s Iranian background with Sofreh Aghd, a traditional Persian ceremony. The florals went beyond the aisle to the reception tables, topped with Chinoiserie-inspired china and dusty blue linens from Marianne’s Rentals. The custom monogram signage and paperie from Eros Studios perfectly coordinated with the invitation suite the couple delivered to their guests months before their special day, as well as, Amy Cakes‘ artfully designed ice blue wedding cake design. The couple looked oh-so-dashing – she in a minimalist A-line gown with mesh cutouts and 3D-appliqué tulle veil, and he in a white jacket tuxedo. The bride’s ring from Naifeh Fine Jewelry was the perfect complement to her modern bridal style.

Get your mouse hand ready, because you’ll want to pin nearly every image from this whimsical secret garden wedding gallery! Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs. Thomas!

From the bride on her favorite wedding memory: “Spending time together after our first look before the wedding. Originally we were not going to plan for a first look, but after much consideration, we decided it was the way to go. We kicked back, had a glass of champs, and got to take time to be ‘us’ together without the chaos of the day.”

This Couple Took it Next Level with their Creative Arcade Engagement Video

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

We love that this couple chose to step outside the traditional save-the-date box and announce their “level up” with a creative arcade engagement video captured by Transform Visuals! This oh-so-unique save the date video follows newly engaged Judy and Michael around a romantic and playful date night in OKC consisting of a bar with arcade games where they play around and flirt like they just met! We’re taken through their relationship all the way from the anxious first date as they “level up” with each floor of the arcade until finally, we see a gorgeous ring on that left hand. Judy and Michael have so much adorable chemistry and we think they make the perfect pair. Now we are counting down to see them tie the knot! Until then, check out their arcade engagement video below. Cheers to the future Mr. and Mrs. Leathers!

A Pink Fairytale Winter Wedding with Handcrafted Details by the Bride

Monday, July 26th, 2021

We can’t get enough of Savannah and Garrett’s pink fairytale winter wedding at the Renaissance Waterford Hotel. The sweet couple had a proposal that melted our hearts. Garrett planned a picturesque proposal decorated with images of special moments and a room full of flower arrangements – a sure-fire way to Savannah’s heart. The proposal would not have been complete without our favorite girl, Taylor Swift, playing “Lover” in the background. The couple’s wedding was nothing short of a fairytale with shades of pink in every detail, accompanied by dusty blue and gold elements. Savannah dazzled in a Hayley Paige ball gown from Bella Rose Bridal – Edmond, walking down the aisle to her groom. The thoughtful bride put a lot of time and love into her special day. Savannah created a hand-painted floral backdrop that complemented her classic white 4-tiered cake by Amy Cakes. The bride’s craftiness did not stop there. Savannah built the cutest cotton candy cart and also hand-painted florals on her stationary. The fairytale continued with blush pink table settings with accents of gold by Mood Party Rentals followed by pops of pink florals. Every pink detail and emotional moment was photographed so perfectly by Mary Keen. While capturing every laugh, tear and smile throughout the day, Mary Keen doubled as a dance partner with Savannah. The two danced to “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift to end the night. All the joy and emotion of their special day will never be forgotten because the two get to relive their wedding with a film by Transform Visuals. Keep scrolling to see all the handcrafted details in this pink fairytale winter wedding.

“One of my favorite parts was seeing all the little thoughts and details I had put into the wedding come to life. I absolutely loved all of the little details, from the cute cotton candy cart we built together to the handcrafted flower arch my mom crafted. It made me so happy to see all of the time and love put into the hand painted florals on the stationery and the cake backdrop turn out so beautifully.”

Rustic Lakeside Wedding Filled with Dusty Pink Roses

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

There is so much to love about Lauren and Isaac’s rustic lakeside wedding at Hillside Manor! The high school sweethearts were married beneath a linen draped altar with the venue’s water as a backdrop. Dusty pink roses, hellebore and eucalyptus arranged by Gorgeous Blooms Design were on full display from the altar-scape to the bride’s bouquet and reception decor, perfectly complementing the couple’s rustic design. Bride Lauren was stunning an a bateau-neck lace ballgown with a surprise tousled ponytail woven by Hayley Hall Hair Bridal finishing her look. Just wait til you see the joyful images captured by Carsyn Craytor Photography of the new Mr. and Mrs. below! Cheers to the Wheelers!

From the bride on her most helpful wedding vendor: “Our photographer, Carsyn Craytor Photography, was by far the most helpful. She helped make sure that every single detail was perfect – from making sure that my dress was flipped perfectly to capturing discrete memorable moments that others might not have noticed! We are so grateful for her help leading up to our wedding and every moment during our day.”

Our Latest Wedding Obsession Explained – All the Info on Live Painting

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Wedding vendors are creatives by nature, but we still almost can’t believe all the new ways they have revolutionized the industry in the past few years with services that make for some seriously unique wedding celebrations. Among those is live painting as a form of entertainment for guests to enjoy while capturing a moment in time with a piece of custom art you will remember and cherish forever. You probably still have a few questions about it all, and that’s why we asked live wedding painter and Oklahoma wedding professional Courtney Kibby Cooper of Courtney Kibby Designs a little about her process and the importance of hiring an artist. Read on!

(guest post by Courtney Kibby Cooper of Courtney Kibby Designs)

live painter at your wedding

 

What does a live wedding painter do?

A live wedding painter PAINTS YOUR WEDDING.  Each has different offerings, but the bulk remains the same. You work with your painter to choose the exact moment you want painted, and your painter paints it. It’s really that simple.  Choosing the ideal moment may not be easy, but thats why live wedding painters are professionals and can guide you through the process and make the best decision for you and your fiancé.

Typical live wedding painting packages include one painting and 4-6 hours of live painting and entertainment for your guests – talk about including TRADITION and a heaping spoonful of charm!

 

Why hire a live wedding painter?

A live wedding painter is highly attuned to the exact moment the bride wants painted. My goal as a live wedding painter isn’t working to make sure every moment is taken care of, but instead capturing one special and timeless memory that can hang on your wall forever and be passed down as an heirloom for generations. Because of that, live wedding painters are laser-focused. We are there to not only help make sure that your day is perfect, but ensure that perfect happily ever after moment is captured beautifully.

 

Why does art matter?

Such a good question! I’m going to briefly refer back to the two blogposts I’ve written on why art matters (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). In a nutshell, art matters because it is good for our minds, bodies and souls. Not only do I firmly believe this, but statistics show that it’s absolutely true.

 

I’m getting a photographer/videographer. Do I still need this?

Capturing your wedding with photos is beautiful! It’s a precious way to remember your day. I’m not discounting the value of photographs, but the value that art adds not only to your life and your day is priceless.

Let’s also not discount the fact that the photographer is there to blend in and take photos, and the live wedding painter is there to ENTERTAIN your guests and draw them to fall even more in love with your special day and remember it vividly. We’re not all over the place trying to capture 502472847 moments as “special” like photographers, but are instead working hard to capture one SPECTACULAR moment. Painting in front of a group of people isn’t easy, but the promise is real—I’m good at what I do, and if you’re nervous about it, check out my happiness guarantee.

So why hire a live wedding painter? Because your future self deserves it!

How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress and Bouquet After the Wedding

Monday, July 19th, 2021

After all the planning, stressing and excitement, your wedding day has suddenly come and gone so quickly! A bride’s wedding gown is the most expensive, gorgeous piece of clothing she’ll ever wear. She also puts a lot of thought and money into creating the perfect bouquet to carry down the aisle and toss to her girls. Parting with these items can be hard, but preserving them lets you keep them to reminisce on forever! If you want to keep your gown, it’s important to take the necessary steps to preserve it. Otherwise, your dress will most likely turn yellow, develop brown spots from oxidation, grow mold and mildew and/or have permanent creasing. You also can’t just put your bouquet in a vase and expect it to last a lifetime. There are several ways to preserve your wedding dress and bouquet that will keep them looking brand new and also help preserve your memories of your special day. Keep reading to find out how!   

 Photo //Modern Love Photography

Preserving Your Dress

Taking or sending your dress to a preservationist is the easiest way to preserve your dress. They will clean it and package it using special methods to ensure safe, long-term storage. Just ask your bridal boutique where they suggest! However, it can also be pretty pricey. If you’d like a cheaper option, preserve it yourself with these steps!

Get it cleaned

Getting your gown cleaned is essential to preserving it. Have your dress professionally cleaned within six weeks, unless it’s silk, which should be done immediately. The less time stains have to set in, the better. If you’re going on your honeymoon right after the wedding, make arrangements with a family member or bridesmaid to take your dress to the cleaners right away. 

Do your research to ensure your dress is in the hands of specialists who know exactly how to manage delicate fabrics and embellishments, like pearls, beads, sequins, etc. Find out whether they use a virgin or recycled solvent. Recycled solvents can cause your dress to acquire an odd smell. Check the label on your dress for any cleaning directions as well. Lastly, take a look at their policies. What’s their warranty like, and do they guarantee a refund of the cost of the dress AND the cleaning should any damage occur? Notify the cleaner of any and all stains. Be aware of clear, invisible stains, like sugar, alcohol, soda and oils, and places you might have sweat as these stains will oxidize, discolor and become noticeable over time if not treated. 

Seal it, box it, or bag it

*Before handling your newly cleaned dress, make sure you’ve washed your hands to get rid of any lotions, oils and anything else that could transfer onto the dress. Wearing cotton gloves is strongly advised!*

Most preservationists either seal, box or bag dresses. Sealing it involves vacuum sealing your dress in a bag. While this might seem like the most protective route, sealing your dress can actually cause the permanent creases, yellowing, molding and mildewing we’re trying to avoid. It also prevents you from being able to check on it regularly. Most people prefer boxing or bagging their gown.

Boxing your dress first involves folding your dress and wrapping it in white acid-free tissue paper to help prevent creasing. If the tissue is any color besides white, it will dye your dress! Consider stuffing the dress with tissue paper to help it maintain its shape. Then, place your dress in an acid-free box made from acid-free board. Acid-free wedding chests are highly recommended! Boxing allows your gown to breathe and to be accessed easily. If you box your dress, it is advised to refold it every two to three years to avoid permanent creasing. 

If you decide to bag your dress, hang it on a padded hanger by the loops inside the dress connected to the strongest seams. Then, bag it in a cotton or acid-free plastic bag, NOT regular plastic. While hanging your dress offers the best air circulation and permanent crease prevention, long-term hanging of your gown is not ideal.

Find a good place to store it

Where you store your dress is just as important as the cleaning and the packaging. Cool, dark and dry environments are best, such as under your bed or in a dry closet. Places with extreme temperatures, lots of light or humidity, like attics, garages, and basements, are a no-go. You might put some silica desiccant packets inside your packaging to help control humidity. 

 

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Photo // Amidst the Daisies, Emma Ray Photography

Preserving Your Bouquet

Preserving your bouquet lets you get in touch with your creative side! We’ve listed a few popular options below, but they don’t stop there! However you choose to preserve your bouquet, make sure you do it while your flowers are still fresh for the best results.

Press them

Do your research on your flowers before you press them because certain flowers press better than others. For example, there are flowers that quickly fade in color, have petals that easily fall off, or have a higher water content, which makes them more likely to mold and brown. Some flowers take longer to dry, and bulkier flowers might need the middle petals removed or turn out best when separated into individual petals or flowers. 

When it comes to the actual act of pressing flowers, there are a number of ways you can do it. Stick them inside the pages of a big book, like a phone book or textbook or between two pieces of bolted plywood. Either way, you’ll need to make sure to sandwich the flowers in between materials that soak up moisture. Cardboard and paper often work well for this. Parchment paper is common, too, but doesn’t always work due to its inability to soak up moisture. When they are ready, arrange them how you’d like, maybe around a picture or two, and frame them! Another option is placing them throughout your wedding photo album! 

Not prepared to press your flowers yourself? Hand them off to a pro like Amidst the Daisies! The floral preservation studio will take your bouquet, press the flowers and arrange the dried blooms in beautiful work of art (shown above). Amidst the Daisies will work with you to create the design of your choice into a framed heirloom for your home.

Dry them

Drying your flowers keeps them in their original shape and is easy to do! There are multiple approaches to this as well. The most common is tying the bouquet together tightly and hanging them upside down somewhere temperate, dry and preferably dark to preserve color and perfume. Covering them with silica gel in an airtight container also produces a beautiful dried flower! After they’re dry, frame them how you’d like or put them in a cute silk bag as a keepsake. 

Turn them into a paperweight

Another popular idea is to preserve them in epoxy resin and turn them into a globe or paperweight! This allows your flowers to look exactly the same as they did on your wedding day! It’s possible to do this from home by getting a prism, sphere or cube mold, placing your flower in it, and filling it with resin. Most do the process in layers. Put the resin in first, then the flower, then add more resin until the mold is filled up. To prevent ruining your flowers, try it first using non-sentimental flowers or just take your flowers to a florist or business that does flower preservation. 

Dip them in wax

Dipping the flowers of your bouquet is another great way to preserve your beautiful blooms. However, keep in mind that wax only extends a flower’s life temporarily, not permanently. The process first includes melting the wax using boiling water and then letting it cool to a warm temperature. Next, gently dip the flowers one by one into the wax, pulling them out right after. Hang them upside down to dry and allow all excess wax to drip off. Then, voila! Your flowers will thrive for another six months or so!

Paint them

While painting your bouquet isn’t preserving the flowers themselves, it still preserves the memory of your flowers in full bloom in an artistic way. Search around for a local artist that does custom paintings or drawings of bouquets. There are several artists on Etsy as well that do a magnificent job! 


If you are interested in preserving your dress, check out some of our bridal gown salons that provide preservation services here!

Fall Internship Applications are Open!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Fall internship applications are now open! Wedlink Media (publishers of Brides of OklahomaBrides of North TexasBrides of Austin and Brides of Houston) and Brandlink Media are officially looking for interns to join our team during this coming fall semester!

 

Wedlink Media Digital Media Internship

Our digital media interns are responsible for client research, social media content creation, writing online posts and are involved in the distribution of the magazines. Those seeking to fill the digital media internship must be a strong writer and intimately familiar with all social media platforms.

 

Wedlink Media Graphic Design Internship

Our graphic design interns are responsible for creating graphics for digital and print and preparing images for online posts. Graphic design intern candidates must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and provide a portfolio for review. Video editing skills are a plus.

 

Brandlink Media Digital Marketing + Social Media Internship

**Our Brandlink Media fall internship application has closed** Our interns are responsible for client research, social media content creation and caption writing, copywriting including blog posts, and are responsible for working on client accounts in various capacities. Those seeking to fill the internship must be a strong writer and intimately familiar with all social media platforms.

 

Our graphic design interns are responsible for creating graphics for digital and print and preparing images for online posts. Graphic design intern candidates must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and provide a portfolio for review. Video editing skills are a plus.

To apply, complete our online application form here. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 28th.


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On the Brides of Oklahoma Fall/Winter 2021 Cover

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

On the Brides of Oklahoma Fall/Winter 2021 Cover

Today is a happy HAPPY day, because we’re unveiling the Fall/Winter 2021 cover of the new Brides of Oklahoma issue! The fall/winter issue features the work of long-time Oklahoma wedding photographer, Kristen Edwards Photography, and one of our very favorite local weddings on the front. Swathi Shankar and Tim Farina were wed in the most beautiful fall wedding planned by Fête at Coles Garden Wedding and Event Center, and we were smitten with their incredibly colorful soireé from the first sneak peek image we saw from Kristen. Bride Swathi wore an off-the-shoulder trumpet silhouette Allure gown with draped straps in Mikado fabric from Bella Rose Bridal – Edmond. Beyond her pear-shaped diamond eternity band engagement ring, Swathi accessorized with a crystal belt from The Bridal Boutique and Loren Hope Abba drop earrings in white. Her fashion was beautifully complemented by luxe Hollywood-style curls with one side pinned behind the ear, naturally glowing skin, bold eyeliner and a wine-colored lip – all by Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio. Her groom was dashing in a classic black Jiwani tuxedo with dark red lining, paired with a black-buttoned white shirt, black bow tie and ranunculus and berry boutonnière. As if the striking couple wasn’t enough, the scene was completed with florals and bouquets designed by XO by Haleigh Kenney, coordinating with the bridal party attire in a collection of peach dahlias, burgundy and coral peonies, garden roses, sweet pea, ranunculus and an assortment of berries, copper beach and fall foliage.

Congrats to Kristen Edwards on snagging her first Brides of Oklahoma couple! Be sure to flip to page A1 in the new mag to see the couple’s traditional Indian attire, too, along with their incredible decor from Marianne’s Rentals, lighting by OKC Entertainment, favors from Mixed Sugar and invitation suite from Eros Studios. Plus we’ll be sharing their story and wedding highlight video from Pulley Productions online tomorrow. Stay tuned!


Get your copy of the new Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Brides of Oklahoma in our shop here!

Creative Ways to Display Your Wedding Photos

Monday, July 5th, 2021

You hired the wedding photographer, said “I do,” and took some amazing pictures…now what? We’ve seen far too many couples invest in great images, only to have them hidden away on a flash drive. No more! We’ve compiled a list of creative ways to print and display your favorite wedding photos from the big day beyond the standard photo canvas. And bonus! These are all easy to order online. Now, pull up your photo gallery and get started!

Creative Ways to Display Your Wedding Photos

1. Photo Collage

Create a photo collage of your favorite photos from your big day! We suggest mixing a few portraits with a few detail shots for a stylish design. Minted makes it easy to frame, too! You’re got eight poster sizes to choose from and five stylish frame options for a one-click order.

 

2. Photo Calendar

Create a calendar to hang in your home where each month you are reminded of a fresh memory from your wedding day. This is a fabulous way to reminisce all year long together. We suggest using this to plan all of your date nights month-by-month for that first year!

 

3. Wedding Photo Puzzle

We all know that quarantine made us love a good puzzle. If you’re still stuck on the crazy or were a pre-pandemic puzzle-lover, this may be for you! Order a custom puzzle of your favorite picture from your big day. Complete the puzzle together for a date night at home (bonus points if you surprise your spouse with it as a gift!) and then frame and hang it in your home after!

 

4. Frame Your Vows

For all of you words of affirmation lovers, this one is for you! If your vows rank high on your favorite wedding details, this will help you be reminded of those sweet words each day! Minted offers this fantastic print where you can easily wrap your vows around your favorite wedding portrait for a lovely wedding day keepsake. You’ll want to hang this somewhere you see often.

 

5. First Home Artwork

Okay, this one clearly doesn’t featured your wedding photo, but how sweet is this letterpress print of your first home together! If you’ve already moved into your first home, you may as well as this spectacular keepsake to your cart, too! This is such a sweet way to remember the memories you make in your home as newlyweds from first home to last!


Shop our favorite photo products on our liketoknow.it here! Happy printing!

How to Create a Plan for Your Wedding Day — or Wedding Weekend

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

You’ve been dreaming of your wedding day for a while. But have you pictured how the day will look — or what you want it to feel like? We’re not talking about the design (which is going to be beautiful!). Instead, we’re talking about the things that don’t always get on the traditional wedding planning timeline. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t thought about it! We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips on how to plan a wedding day with no regrets. 

Photo // Caroline Eliza Co.

5 TIPS FOR PLANNING IMPORTANT MOMENTS INTO YOUR WEDDING EXPERIENCE

So many couples get to the big day focused on the result, and they miss out on some of the little, important things that make their day more enjoyable. Spoiler: That’s not going to happen to you now! 

1. Picture your wedding week, day, weekend — and imagine how you want that to feel.

When we say picture your wedding day, that’s what we mean. Think about how it looks when you wake up. What are you eating, who are you with, what is the pace of the day?

 

Questions to ask yourself —

  • Do you want time alone that morning — or time together?
  • Do you want to get up early or sleep in? 
  • Are you at your home, your family’s home, or are you in another location? 
  • What does your week need to look like to arrive at your wedding day relaxed and calm? 
  • What self-care appointments do you need to schedule?
  • What do you need to cover with your planner in order to make sure that your wedding week, while full, isn’t overwhelming?

 

2. Think about what you want to do with your bridal party — and plan accordingly.

In wedding planning, the important things can be cut to accommodate the urgent things. However, when it comes to your bridal party, it’s important to feel connected and comfortable as a group. With that in mind, think through how you would like your (and their) experience to be on the wedding weekend.

 

Questions to ask yourself — 

  • Are you having a big group that needs to get to know each other? Or is it all family?
  • Would you like to spend time with just the bridesmaids?
  • Do you want to do an activity as a group before the rehearsal dinner?
  • When do you want to schedule those activities?
  • Do you want to get together after the wedding? (Day-After Brunch or have a reunion after the honeymoon — or even make them part of your anniversary party!)
  • Will you be getting them gifts? If so, will that be paying for their hair and makeup or something else?

 

3. Make time for family — and making memories.

The day itself — and even an entire weekend can pass so quickly and be filled with lots of busyness. So take time to think through what you would like to do with your family (or close friends) before your wedding day.

 

Questions to ask yourself —

  • How much time do you want to spend with your family leading up to the wedding weekend?
  • Are there any specific family members that you would like to schedule time with?
  • Are there any particular family traditions you would like to do before the wedding? 
  • What would you be sad not to do with the family before your wedding? (A family movie night just like when you were kids or maybe a road trip, etc.) 

 

4. Talk through expectations with your significant other.

This is a weekend for your both. While you may be planning a wedding together, it’s important to check in with each other about expectations of how the actual wedding weekend is going to go. Doing this helps avoid needless frustrations brought on by unmet expectations and allows you to enjoy and make the most of those precious moments before the big day! 

 

Questions to ask yourself —

  • Have you talked about what each of you will be doing on the wedding weekend?
  • Are you clear on the responsibilities and expectations you have of each other? 
  • Have you scheduled a time to make sure any vows or letters are ready ahead of time? 
  • How do you want to spend the day before, the evening before, and even hours before the wedding? 

 

5. Communicate any questions related to these plans with your planner.

Once you have determined what is most important to you that may not appear on the wedding timeline, you should talk through these with your planner to see if they need to be added to the timeline — or factored into the logistics planning. 

Your wedding planner or coordinator is there to help you and make sure your wedding day is a truly special experience for you and your spouse. Be sure to communicate these items and see where he or she can help. 

 

WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOUR WEDDING APPROACHES 

Remember, your wedding day is too important to be all about efficiency only. While logistics are essential, let your planner help you champion that. It’s up to you to schedule the other important details that don’t show up on the timeline. 

Now that you have thought through your wedding weekend experience, there’s one more piece of advice. That advice is to be willing to compromise (the best-laid plans of mice and men — as the saying goes). You may have ten things on your list, and you have to cut to five because schedules change and priorities shift. That’s okay. 

Be mindful of what is truly important to you on the day. Write it down on a piece of paper — or your notes app and use that to remind yourself during the process — and on the day, if needed, so you can prioritize what is important. It doesn’t matter if some logistic snags happen or if everything isn’t perfect. Hold on to the things that matter most —your fiancé, your family and the little moments. 

Be Our Wedding Guest | A Style Guide to Summer Weddings

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Wedding season is at its peak, and we’re here with your style guide to summer weddings. We can’t get enough of all things summer: rays of sunlight, outdoor venues, color palettes, the list goes on. Between considering the destination, venue and climate of the location/what you’ll be walking through, it can get overwhelming. Dressing for everyday life is hard enough, let alone as a wedding guest. Wedding attire can be tricky, and we get that. Be our wedding guest! Read on for all things summer fashion.

Pretty in Pink

This pretty in pink line up is giving us all the summer vibes. An off-the-shoulder look is to-die for-for a summer wedding, complemented by soft blush and ivory tones in the shoes, accessories and the most lux lip oil gloss. Whether you’re walking sandy beaches or grassy fields, these block heel sandals are perfect for walking through any outdoor venue terrain. Needless to say, we’re obsessed. Shop the full look here!

style guide to summer weddings

1. Blush Floral OTS Dress | 2. Pink Block Heel Sandal | 3. Gold Choker Chain | 4. Tan Leather Clutch | 5. Pink Floral Earrings | 6. Kosas Lip Oil Gloss

Trip to the Tropics

We couldn’t give you a style guide to summer weddings without an outfit made for a trip to the tropics. A moment for this wicker crossbody bag! As if that weren’t enough, this banana leaf print tunic dress is the optimal summer dress. Pair with these woven heel sandals and gold twisted hoop earrings for an effortlessly chic look. Finish the look with another pop of corally red on your lips and an oversized scrunchie for all summer heat hair needs! Check out the full look on our LikeToKnowIt.

style guide to summer weddings

1. Banana Leaf OTS Dress | 2. Oversized Scrunchie | 3. Woven Heel Sandal | 4. Wicker Crossbody Bag | 5. Gold Twisted Hoop | 6. Kosas Buttery Lip Color

Sweet Romance

By now, you can likely tell our summer attire motto is flowy and floral, and this sweet and romantic look is nothing short of just that. This look would be major for a garden wedding, with the embroidered clutch adding to the floral aesthetic of this fresh and airy style. Accessorize with gold jewelry to modernize and take your style up a notch. Finally, finish your look with this cheek duo, giving you that summer glooowww! Shop the full look here!

style guide to summer weddings

1. Darling Daisies Midi Dress | 2. Gold Diamond Choker Chain | 3. Nude Square Toe Heel Sandal | 4. Embroidered Pouch | 5. Chunky Gold Hoop Earrings | 6. Kosas Dewy Cheek Duo

Classically Chic

Did someone say flutter sleeves? This dusty blue maxi’s clean lines are elevated with the softest satin sleeves, giving us all the romantic feels. Understated and elegant, style this look with bolder accessories. This embroidered clutch and drop chandelier earrings dress up this timeless look, topping the look off with gold touches and a bold lip! Shop the full look on our LikeToKnowIt.

style guide to summer weddings

1. Dusty Blue Satin Maxi Dress | 2. Gold Pave Bracelet | 3. Ankle Strap Heel Sandal | 4. Embroidered Clutch | 5. Chandelier Crystal Earrings | 6. Kosas Buttery Lip Color


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