Some Brides may be not be interested in wearing a traditional veil. For those Brides, there are still many other options when it comes to accessorizing your “do.” Check out these amazing Bridal head pieces we found from Jannie Baltzer! Her collection ranges from Boho chic to Hollywood Glam…enjoy!
Spend your wedding abroad!
It’s that time of year, you’re the bride to be, now where on earth should your wedding be? Are you beachie-chic with your toes buried in the sand or more of a daddy and daughter walking down a big roman cathedral hand-in-hand? As much as we love hometown weddings, destination weddings can be thrilling, memorable and intimate.
When thinking about destinations its important to think of the feeling you want your guests to experience. Would you enjoy a more laid back wedding barefoot on an exotic island or would you prefer a more formal wedding at a french chateau? Whatever ambiance you wish to convey to your guests, make sure you pick a destination that can create that feeling.
When planning a destination wedding, brides tend to worry about people having to travel far distances and sometimes think it’s too much of a hassle. Honestly, when was the last wedding that you went to where no one had to travel? Let’s face it, whether it’s a wedding in your hometown, or halfway across the country, some of your guests are going to have to travel a long way, so why not make it somewhere fun and crazy!? When it all comes down to it, your wedding day is about you, so choose the place you want to say those special words and the rest will follow.
Something that is so great about destination weddings is the amount of time you get to spend with your guests. At normal weddings you see your guest for five or so hours, you eat, drink and dance the night away and then they send you on your way. With a destination wedding, everyone is usually there for 2-3 days so that time is spent together. Having luncheons, tours of the town, guy’s day out on the golf course are all fun things you can do with your guests before the wedding day.
Check out these top 5 destination wedding spots!
If you’re looking for a more intimate, yet exciting wedding, a destination wedding may be just for you! Pack your bags and get ready, it’s time to go jet setting! Here are the top five wedding destination spots.
There’s nothing quite like getting married in Italy. Whether it be Florence, Rome, or the fabulous Milan, you can’t go wrong in a country as beautiful as Italy.
2. Raratonga, Cooks Island
Looking for an affordable, yet unbelievably beautiful beach to have your wedding? Cooks Island may be the place for you. Some of the nicest resorts, like the Pacific Resort, start at just $1300 for a beach front wedding.
Want a wedding in paradise? Jamaica has beautiful beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, and a mixture of romantic yet exotic ambiance.
4. New Zealand
Into more of an outdoorsy wedding with amazing views of the mountains? The New Zealand is the place for you.
Every bride wants to feel like a princess, so why not get married in a French Chateau? It’s called the city of love for a reason.
If you could have a destination anywhere in the world, where would it be? Let us know!
Daring to bare the summer heat?
If you live in Texas then you know how extreme the summer heat can be! Despite this fact, many Texans still insist on taking their vows outside. Here are some cool summer cocktail ideas to keep yourself and your guests from melting outdoors…
Strawberry Margarita Popsicles
Be sure to click on an image if something strikes your taste buds! The image will take you to the recipe, so you can try them out yourself, and even modify them if you prefer! What’s your favorite sounding flavor??
Whether the only children attending your wedding are your flower girl and ring boy, or you’ve invited all children to join in the festivities, extra kid-friendly entertainment is always welcome! We found these great entertaining ideas from the Bustled blog. These are all great, simple ideas that can be customized and tweaked to fit your wedding style…
See Something you like?
Simply click on the image, and it will take you to it’s home page! We hope this inspires some kid-friendly ideas for your wedding!
So do we! That’s why we’re holding not one but two Stella & Dot trunk shows here at Posh! Be sure to stop by and check out the gorgeous jewelry we’ll have today and Saturday! Click on the links for more information…See you there!!
Posh loves recognizing great Austin weddings!
Especially when one of our Posh members was a part of creating such a great event! Well, this feature is covering the wedding of Rhianna & Karim which took place here in Austin at the gorgeous Four Seasons hotel and was photographed by AJH Photography. One of our very own Poshies: Look No Further Entertainment provided the music for this event, and after viewing the photos, it’s quite apparent that everyone enjoyed the musical experience! So kudos to them for providing yet another entertaining and interactive event!
The pictures speak for themselves…
Here’s some expert advice from LisaLyn Designs…
Our friends at LisaLyn Designs were kind enough to share some valuable guidelines with us on what to do and what not to do when looking for your wedding florist. We always appreciate any advice that we can get from our wedding pros, and we hope you do too! Here’s what they had to say:
Don’t be vague about your budget. Even extravaganzas have a budget. It will save time and creative angst if you are clear what yours is from the beginning.
Don’t be pressured into the wrong florist. Effective communication between you and your florist will ensure a fabulous wedding. If you two don’t click, it may not matter if you used a “Big Name” florist, the one with the best deal or time sensitive promotion, or the one where your friend’s mother works.
The Vision – Communication
Don’t come to your first meeting unprepared. Even the most passionate florist will want to begin creatively from your overall concept. Pictures from magazines or pinned on Pinterest are sure fired ways of translating your vision.
The Vision – Whose is It?
Don’t be pressured out of your vision. It is your wedding afterall! It should not matter if the florist already has a red roses and lace wedding that weekend, if you are the minimalist green and white bride. (Unless, of course, you can tag team within your vision and everyone wins!)
Don’t get stuck on a particular out-of-season posey. Yes peonies are awesome in May, but in September are nearly impossible to find, uber-pricey as a result, and their quality might not be what you expect.
Do have a reasonable budget (about 10% of the total wedding). Know what that includes and does not include – and get it in writing.
Do be open with the florists you are considering. Look at their work on-line, in person, and in pictures. Get recommendations. Check their reviews on Wedding Wire, The Knot, etc.
The Vision – Communication
Do bring color swatches, pictures of your dress and the bridesmaids, and bouquets and arrangements you do and don’t like. It is possible to get mock-ups to make sure your vision is intact, but it may depend on the florist and your budget as to whether those are included or not.
The Vision – Whose is It?
Do respect the suggestions of your florist. If you’ve chosen the right one, they are on your side. Most florists have done hundreds of weddings and are probably familiar with your venue. Their advice can maximize impact visually in a given space and minimize pitfalls.
Ditto the above! Their experience gives them the know-how as to what colors and flowers work well together and are readily available at the time. On your wedding day, it will make for a wonderful, stress-free day for all.
Looking for some professional advice?
Here is a word from LeighAnn Heil with Two Rings Wedding Photography on how to look your absolute best in your wedding photos…
You have the ring and the date, now you are ready to prepare for the most important memory you will keep from that perfect day: your portraits. Here are a few things you can do to make your portraits turn out picture perfect.
Hair & Makeup do’s and don’ts!
As you prepare for your wedding, consider having a professional do your makeup, as well as your hair. You want to look beautiful and radiant, not overly made-up. Try to get a makeup artist that does airbrush makeup. Airbrushing uses an actual air compressor to spray a fine mist of foundation on your face. Your skin will look flawless and the finish will last 12 hours, even in extreme heat. If you are doing your own makeup, choose a waterproof foundation. For a powder, consider using a wax based powder with silk particles. A matte finish makes your skin perfect in photos-even without Photoshop!
Use neutral colors for eyes and blush (save the bright blue eyeshadow for the honeymoon!). Careful with smoky eyes! Go brown and gray smoky, instead of black. Use a long lasting lip color or use a lipliner to fill the lips with a lip gloss on top. Warm pinks, corals, nudes and red brown colors are good for cheek and lip, depending on the intensity and your coloring. Of course, use waterproof eyeliner and mascara! Use either strip-false- lashes or individual lashes to make your eyes really stand out.
Unless you are usually dark, don’t tan before your portraits. Also be careful with spray tans, unless they are airbrushed they often look too orange! If you are dieting, skip the crash diets, they often make your skin and hair look dull and dry. Find a sensible diet plan with plenty of fresh food and regular exercise.
For your hair, the possibilities are endless! If you have a beautiful neck, then put it up, French twists, buns or elaborate up-dos are all equally fabulous. Down, up, straight or curled, you don’t have to follow the style of your wedding or your wedding dress. Do get an idea before you go in to your hairstylist. And be realistic. If you have short or medium hair and want long flowing hair for your portraits, make sure you have the time for it to grow, or money for clip in extensions.
Strike a pose!
Be early for your bridal session and take only a couple of people with you. Do a few serious looks and some fun ones. Be sure to get rest the night before and don’t forget to eat the morning or afternoon of the session. The most important thing about your session is to RELAX, especially because you will be in a gown, usually something you would never wear in real life! Raise your shoulders, take a deep breath then let it out. As you let out the breath, place your shoulders back and down. Turn your hips to a 45 degree angle away from the camera and turn your shoulders to the front. This creates the illusion of a very small waist.
When you are looking at the photographer, don’t cut your eyes away, it makes your eyes look all white! Dip your chin down and look upward with your eyes. Express your personality in the portraits and have the photographer capture some moments that are candid as well as posed.
On your wedding day, the best portraits you take will be the ones where you look the most in love. So relax and lean into that feeling. Follow these steps and you will have portraits to cherish for a lifetime of love!
Hey there brides-to-be!
Looking for some bridal fun this weekend? Camp Lucy is going to be hosting an amazing Bridal Open House and Design Inspiration event this Sunday June 10, 2012 from 2-5 pm! You can look forward to some bridal fashion and amazing food provided by Word of Mouth Catering. Other vendors being featured include: Townsley Designs, Classic Cakes by Lori, Whim Event Rentals, and Florals by Camp Lucy. Be sure and RSVP to: 512-894-4400 OR firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for directions and more information!
We have brought on a new member to The Posh Bridal Lounge! We are very excited to welcome Nadine Photography to the Posh family, and to share her incredible photography with you! Nadine Latief is an Austin native who has an amazing talent for capturing life’s special moments through her photography.
A Word From Nadine…
“I love taking photos of people. I especially love capturing the emotional landscapes in a face, the movement of the body and the relationships between people in a photograph.
Wedding photography is so wonderful. I’m surrounded by people in love, people celebrating love and it’s an honor to tell their love story.
My hobbies include curling up with a book and an iced chai, having little adventures like discovering a new restaurant in town, or big adventures like walking on one day old lava. I always feel like wedding photographers need to have a strong sense of adventure, since the most random stuff happens at weddings.
My style is photo-journalistic; unposed and documentary. The goal is to capture moments as they happen during the wedding day, and as Joe Buissinck says: “To capture those moments, I would suggest that one should be in the moment.””