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The Morning of Your Wedding

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The caterer is setting up, the photographer is already snapping shots, and your groom is hidden away with his boys getting ready for your wedding. Those few hours before your ceremony starts and your girls lead you down the aisle are crucial. You’ve planned, prepped, and Pinned every detail and the show is about to start.

The last thing you need is to deal with small snafus and messes… like wiping fresh eyeliner all over face when you’re getting dressed.

A simple step to avoid makeup on your shirt or your hair being messed up is to get ready in an easy-off shirt. Choose something you can zip off or pull up that won’t even touch your flawless winged eyeliner or pinned up curls. Customize a before the wedding design on any of our zip-ups or loose-fitted flowy shirts like the flowy tank top or a flowy lightweight top.

Before the Wedding

Other tips and tricks to make the morning of the wedding run as smoothly as possible:

  • Have each bridesmaid assigned to a vendor. Sarah will answer any questions or deal with concerns from the caterer. Kirsten will help the photographer get all the right shots. Laura will make sure hair and makeup is on time. And so and so forth.
  • Have a written out list of the shots that you absolutely want from the day. And make sure Kirsten has it to give to the photographer.
  • Have checks for all of the vendors ready (including the tip) and put in separate, labeled envelopes.
  • Round up extra extension cords from the house or home improvement store the week before the wedding. Bring them to your venue because who knows if the caterer might need one, or your curling iron or your stringed lights will reach the available outlets.
  • Pack an emergency bag just in case. Scary truth is that any number of things can wrong at the last minute. Be prepared with a bag dedicated to extra needle and thread, an extra bottle of nail polish, bobby pins, lipstick, eyeliner, bandages, tape, flip-flops, and some pain relievers.
  • Make a playlist! Put together a few hours long playlist with upbeat music and some oldies for you and the girls to get ready to.
  • Give yourself enough time. Either start your ceremony in the later afternoon or plan to get up early, just be sure to schedule yourself plenty of time to get ready. Most wedding day horrors can be cleared up before guests arrive if you just dedicate a couple of extra hours for mishaps and messes.

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Simple Summer Hair

My favorite hairstyles for summer weddings are ones that are simple and elegant. I love a style that just lets the beauty of the bride show through. Plus, in the summer I love to see flowing styles. I am also a sucker for ponytails (as you can tell from the pictures below!). When a ponytail is done right, it is my favorite hairstyle out there!!

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Whichgoose

Etsy is the home of so many unique and wonderful designers. If you are looking for wedding accessories that are like no other, Etsy is the best place to go. One of my favorite wedding accessory stores on Etsy is Whichgoose. Whichgoose contains a beautiful collection of natural crowns, tiaras, hair combs and fascinators. The designer Emily will also create custom designs especially for you wedding. They are simply beautiful! I have pictured some of my favorites below.

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Top Left:Ophelia,Top Right:Princess Buttercup, Bottom Left: Petunia. Bottom Right:Josephine

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Caging Wedding Beauty

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I have to admit that I was not sure if I liked bride cage veils at first, but I have seemed to fallen in love with them lately. I think that they make a beautiful and powerful statement. They look amazing with vintage inspired gowns, however I think it is the bride that really makes them shine. If it is the bride’s style and she wears it with confidence, there is nothing more beautiful. If you love the bird cage veils as well, Powder Blue Bijoux on Etsy has some amazing styles. They are all hand made and detail in the veils are exquisite! Check them out!

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Fall Colors

Having a fall wedding doesn’t have to incorporate a rustic theme complete with pumpkins and haystacks. A simple use of the fall color pallet opens the doors to an elegant and beautiful wedding. The colors of fall are bold and vibrant, which is the perfect match for a luxurious and romantic wedding feel. I know I continually talk about paying attention to the details of your wedding but it is super important! I think this is especially true for this inspiration board. The fall hues are displayed in every aspect of the wedding right down to the soup and the dessert. Everything goes together and everything flows. I think my absolute favorite thing is the chocolate wedding menus! They serve double duty as a menu and the favor. They also cut down on the paper used in the wedding and make a yummy treat. No one is going to throw this menu away!

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{pictures courtesy of Brides.com and The Knot.com}

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