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Photo: Jeff Loves Jessica Photography
So the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” But no bride wants to hear the “r” word. Little does she know that it’s good luck! Rain signifies unity, which means that a stronger bond is created when you are “tying the knot” in the rain. Water makes a knot harder to untie compared to a dry one. A bond that won’t be easily broken. Even if there is a possibility, here are seven ways to rock your rainy day wedding:
1. Download a weather app to check for updates.
2. If you planned for an outdoor ceremony and reception, set a tent up.
3. Create DIY signs that say, “Rain, rain” and “Go away!”
4. Buy umbrellas that match your colors and pose under them.
5. Give rain boots to your bridal party as part of their thank you gifts.
6. Protect your dress. Consider getting ready at your venue instead of at home or a hotel.
7. Wear waterproof makeup.
Once you have finally booked your venue, it’s time to pick your color scheme! You may think the colors are completely up to you; however, you should take into account the setting of your venue, the time of year your wedding is taking place and how formal or informal your ceremony and reception will be. Remember, not only do you want your color scheme to set the vibe for your wedding but also complement the venue. Here are our favorite color scheme combinations to inspire you:
Historic Home = Yellow + Gray
Photo: Ned Jackson Photography
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Photo: Andria Lindquist Photography
So the saying goes, “It’s bad luck to see your bride before the ceremony.” But couples these days are proving this myth wrong. A pre-executed first look before the ceremony allows for the bride and groom to have an allotted amount of private time together and take a few intimate photos. Whereas, during a traditional walk down the aisle, all eyes are on the bride, and your guests have their phones out ready to upload photos to a social media platform. What your guests don’t realize is that they are missing the groom’s spontaneous emotion as he sees his bride for the first time. It’s the best part! (Remember, you could have an unplugged wedding.) So, will the first time your groom sees you be before the wedding or as you walk down the aisle? Let us know in the poll below.
Every bride-to-be wants to be sure their makeup stays in one place on her wedding day. Between heat, tears, rain, and lots of hugging, it’s easy for your makeup to smear and smudge and be gone before you even say “I DO”. To help prepare you for the big day we have asked Alexa, of The Glam Fairy, to provide her top 10 tips for making sure your makeup lasts, and is photo-ready.
(Guest Blogger: The Glam Fairy)
My Top Ten Makeup Tricks for your wedding day are as follows:
1. You want a great primer with a silicone base. Silicone fills in fine lines, wrinkles, pock marks, and blocks the sebaceous glands from producing oil so using that as an anchor underneath all the makeup makes sure it stays put all day.
2. Foundation: The biggest mistake that brides make on their special day is using a foundation that is not light responsive, meaning it is not absorbing and deflecting light in a way that makes you look great for photos. You need a foundation that mimics the way light bounces on your regular skin so you always want to make sure your makeup artist or you do a test shot to make sure your foundation doesn’t drop any lighter than your normal skin shade.
3. Neutral shades for eyeshadow. No bright colors because you want your look to be timeless and elegant… so no matter how natural or dramatic you go keep it neutral!
4. Use water resistant mascara paired with fake lashes. Lashes come in all different cuts and styles so don’t think its automatic drag-queen if you wear lashes!
5. Use a little bit more bronzer and blush than you would normally think, because it wears off throughout the day!
6. Make sure your eyeliner is waterproof. I like M·A·C’s Powerpoint Pencil, it’s amazing! You have about 60 seconds of playtime until it sets and then it’s virtually waterproof and budgeproof.
7. Radiant glow… the skin should always have a nice fresh glow. Products like M·A·C Strobe Fluid and M·A·C Mineralize Skin Finish, placed directly on the cheekbone give off a great cheek highlight
8. Prep the skin with a great moisturizer. I like La Mer. Keeping the skin in tip top condition is key.
9. De-puff and cover dark circles. Fast Response Eye Cream from M·A·C is a great product to use the entire morning of your wedding. It is pure caffeine so it immediately de-puffs and has a pigment that deflects light from dark circles so its my personal favorite.
10. Seal it. Get a sealing spray to set everything and make it stay all day long. I love Motives 10 Years Younger Spray, Model in a Bottle, Makeup Forever Mist and Fix, and M·A·C Fix Plus spray. It basically sets all your work and keeps everything from moving.
See more tips from Alexa from this NBC Clip, where she performs a full makeup demo.
Alexa Prisco is the owner of “The Glam Fairy”, an on location bridal glamour service specializing in makeup and hair for brides. Her business and personality have been nationally recognized with her new hit show “Jerseylicious” on the Style Network.
Are “they” forecasting rain for your wedding day? Don’t worry, you can use it to your advantage! Your photographer will be able to get great photos of the day and use the rain as a beautiful backdrop! Just look at this adorable wedding we recently saw at Green Wedding Shoes. Mindy and Jonathan were married at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, VT on a rainy Fall day. Take a look at the photos below from Susan Stripling and be sure to visit Riverside Farm’s storefront on WeddingWire for more information on this great wedding venue!
It looks like they had a great time, even with the rain – maybe, especially with the rain! Congratulations Mindy and Jonathan!