How to Throw the Perfect Gatsby-Themed Bridal Shower

Roaring 20s themed bridal showers are the bees-knees right now! All the fun and glamour of the flapper-era create an irresistible party and will make any bride feel like she’s the cat’s pajamas! 

Here are 10 must haves for the perfect 20s themed shower:

1.Location, location, location!

The venue is important in setting the vibe and atmosphere for the party! You want to choose a place for your party that really captures the elegant and dramatic essence of the decade. Candoro Marble in South Knoxville was built in 1923 and with it’s stunning marble floors and drop-dead gorgeous entry way, it will wow guests from the moment they walk in! The venue’s indoor space is perfect for smaller parties and showers

2. Glitz and glam!

The 20s were all about extravagant parties, but you don’t have to spend a Gatsby sized budget to add a little sparkle to your event! Try a vintage piece of furniture, like this vanity from Candoro Marble’s bridal suite, to...

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Braided Bun Tutorial

Braided Bun Tutorial

DIY Braided Bun

The talented Rustic White Photography is teaming up with The Bride Link to introduce a brand new series called “Perfect Details!”  Every Thursday, this series will focus on the details of a much larger photoshoot that will be shared at the end of the month. We know how much work goes into a styled shoot by every participating vendor, so this is our attempt to give every beautifully curated detail it’s own spotlight while also providing useful information in the form of tutorials and advice from the experts.

Today’s DIY hairstyle highlights the work of hair and make-up artist, Claudia Mejerle. I can’t wait to show you how amazing this braided bun looks with the bride’s gown and flowers! Enjoy!

 

Step 1

Start out by curling the hair to give it some texture and wave. This will help your hair cooperate during styling and make the finished product stay put (and...

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Winter Engagement Photo Ideas

Great Ideas for a Winter Engagement Shoot

These past few winter months have been EXTREMELY cold, snowy, and simply unpredictable.  Winter can make planning an outdoor engagement shoot a real challenge.  What to wear, the location, and how to pose in such chilly winter weather are just a few concerns for winter engagement sessions.  Lucky for us, this adorable couple braved the cold with Menning Photographic and were able to capture some truly beautiful engagement photos!  Take a look at Myra and Blake’s engagement session and get some tips on what to wear, location, and posing for a successful and stylish outdoor winter engagement shoot!

What to Wear for Winter Engagement Photos

Myra and Blake’s stylish attire for this shoot is classic and warm.  Deep burgundy, dark navy blue, and a touch of neutral shades is the perfect mix of colors for this sunny winter background.  I love how Myra’s nails PERFECTLY matches her top and...

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3 Engagement Photo Tips and Ideas

 

Tips for a Great Engagement Session

This engagement shoot by Laura Matthews Photography perfectly represents everything a great engagement shoot should have. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for showing great tips and ideas for a fun and memorable engagement session! From what to wear for your engagement photos to what props to choose, find all you need for your own awesome engagement session in these adorable photos.

 

1. Choose a Meaningful Location

Brandi and Chad chose two locations for their engagement session. The first was their wedding location, the Vintager Inn, and the second was The Williamsburg Inn in Brandi & Chad’s hometown of Williamsburg, VA. When choosing a location, consider a place that has meaning to you both. Maybe it is where you had your first date or where he proposed. Choosing a location that is meaningful to you both will make your engagement shoot all that more memorable and special....

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Mismatched Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses


Mismatched Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses

Convertible Bridesmaid Dress Ideas


Mismatched bridesmaid dresses is a trend that I will always love. They allow each bridesmaid to look unique through either a variety in their dress color or style. I have found that one of the easiest way to achieve this look is through having all your ladies wear a convertible bridesmaid dress. The fact that it is the same gown allows the bridal party to look similar, however, the convertible aspect gives each lady her own unique look. Although there are several options for convertible dresses you can purchase online, I have personally fallen in love with the Annabelle Gown from Jenny Yoo and the Twist Wrap from Dessy. Both of these dresses are seen below showcasing how many unique ways you can wear one dress!

Jenny Yoo Annabelle

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There is no arguing that this gown has to be one of the most stunning bridesmaids dresses I’ve ever seen. I personally bought one for a photo...

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Navy and Blush Fall Wedding Ideas

I love the idea using spring and summer shades like blush and lavender for a fall wedding. By adding punches of navy and berry to a blush wedding color palette, all of sudden blush and lavender become an option for fall! Don’t be afraid to incorporate warm, blush tones into your fall wedding color palette. See below how beautiful they can be together!

 

 
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Spring Wedding Flower Guide

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2015

Are you planning a spring wedding? If so, this spring flower guide is a must have! Knowing what flowers are in season during your wedding planning may not only help you save money but also help you stay seasonal with your decor. I also created graphics below to show what spring flowers grow in what colors. Since I'm not a professional floral designer, I have the help of Esme from The Fleurella to make sure I have all my facts right. She will specifically discuss what flowers typically grow in spring and how that may effect their price. Enjoy, and I hope you find this helpful as you plan your spring wedding!

From Esme regarding how choosing flowers that are in season may effect their price.

  • "When a flower is "in season" it means that it blooms naturally that time of year, in your part of the world.  Some flowers are similar to fruit.  Sure you can get strawberries in January, flown in from somewhere far away, but they won't be half as splendid or abundant as...
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Plum and Emerald Wedding Ideas

Plum and Emerald Wedding Color Board

Today’s plum and emerald color board is so classy and elegant but also fun and unique! I love emerald with gold accents, but when matched with various shades of purple, the classic combo becomes feminine and extra glamorous! This palette is lovely for anytime of the year, but I am especially inspired to use it for a winter wedding. Enjoy and be inspired with all of the pretty details below!

Credits

Plum Wedding Dress: Photo by  Candice Benjamin Photography via Burnett’s Boards | Flowers: Photo by Serena Jae by Flowers: Amy Osaba Eventsvia OnceWed | Purple Drink: Photo by  Hudson Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Emerald bridesmaid dress: Floral Design by
Coco Fleur Events Photo by Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty | Emerald and Gold Tablescape: Photo by Ashley Goodwin via Peter Loves Jane |...

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Fall Wedding Inspiration

Fall Wedding Ideas

 

When designing this week’s color board, I was in the mood for something warm and romantic for fall yet also feminine and glamorous. Burgundy and gold combined with pops of peachy pink gave me just that! I love adding a little pink to a fall wedding color palette. It offers a fresh, girly touch in a season of so many dark, warm tones. Enjoy, and be inspired to be both classic and glamorous for your fall wedding!

Credits

Bouquet: Photo by  Lani Elias Photography via Style Me Pretty | Gold Shoes: Photo by Marisa Holmes via Style Me Pretty | Table Setting: Photo by Melanie Gabrielle via Weddings Unveiled | Gold Dress: Photo by  Karen Buckle via Want That Wedding | Candlelit Table: Photo by Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow | Stationary: Photo by D’Arcy Benincosa via 100 Layer Cake

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DIY Pie in a Jar Mason Jar Favors for a Wedding

 
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