Let’s face it: you’ve done the ultimate look-good-in-your-wedding dress workout 2x a day, added volume to your hair, moisturized and bronzed your skin, plucked your eyebrows, and applied false eyelashes all to prepare for your picture perfect affair. In WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014, we asked five experts on how to make sure your sentiment is captured in the most flattering ways. Read their tips here.
Our Cakes Editor wants to know — are you a classic buttercream-frosted couple, a glamorous raspberry champagne-flavored duo, a rustic nature-inspired twosome, or more of a beachy seashell-decorated pair? Take our quiz in WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014 to find out and let us know your results in the comments below.
Now that you have read through seven things you need to know about rehearsal dinners from our experts, it’s time to get totally inspired from WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014! Suggestions for themes? Choose between a modern museum, country BBQ, tropical luau, and sunset sail; each fit for a fancier fete or super-casual soiree with the whole crew or just your VIPs.
Julie and Steven were married at Clover Forest Plantation in Goochland, Va. on September 14. “It reminded me of the house I grew up in,” Julie said. “They were both built during the same time period, so I felt right in my comfort zone.” The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a layered skirt, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Notice the polka dots? “They were on the bodice of my wedding gown, which inspired me to use this pattern in other parts of the decor like the invitations, linens, and even the paper straws,” she said. Fun fact: Julie is a graphic designer! Bridesmaids wore short purple chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses and seeded eucalyptus. “The ceremony location had a beautiful pergola that overlooked a private lake for us to say our ‘I do’s’ underneath,” Julie said. “It had an overall romantic, Southern charm to it. Having our dog, Madison, as the flower girl was really important to both of us. We had a little flower collar made for her and had a ‘maid walk her down the aisle.” Guests were asked to write well wishes and advice on cards for the new Mr. and Mrs. Tables were decorated with gray linens, pink napkins, and mini pots filled with succulents. “Steven’s brother, Michael, performed ‘Thank You’ by Led Zepplin on his guitar for our first dance,” she said. “This unique song means a lot, and we thought it was special to hear it played live. It also took some attention off of us while we were dancing, since we ran out of time to practice.”
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Whether you’re the timeless bride, who cherishes tradition and the perfect set of pearls, vintage bride, who adores 20s-inspired gems and old world treasures, modern bride, who knows that less is more, or glamorous bride, who was born to stand out, WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014 includes 31 ways to pair your wear-it-forever engagement ring with jewelry that complements your everyday style.