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March 19, 2014

Letting Your Personality Shine Through on Your Wedding Day

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At Gold Leaf, we compile a list of our favorite wedding day trends every season. We’re always looking ahead to see what new elements are being introduced, but we also like to remind brides to stay true to themselves and their hubbys-to-be. Let your personality shine through on your wedding day!   Brown-88 One of the biggest concerns we hear from our brides is trying to force a trend or incorporate a last minute idea because it's the 'it' thing at the moment. We work with many brides that have a wide range of tastes and ideas. We’re here to help guide each one through her wedding planning process. Keep in mind that your grandchildren will likely see your wedding photos one day and if you’re wearing a tree branch crown with a black tie gown, they’re probably going to wonder what grandma was thinking the day she said 'I do'. View More: http://jason-gina.pass.us/jessica-andrewBlack tie gowns (spoiler alert: black tie is 'in' again) are ah-mah-zing, as are delicate, earthy flower crowns, but we can tell when someone is incorporating a trend for the sake of it. And we recommend against that. There are subtle ways to bring in a trend you like, which we will go over as wedding season gets underway. Let your personality shine through on your wedding dayGold Leaf Brides, we love you as you are. We admire your beauty, love and willingness to cut a rug. And those are all the qualities you’ll need on your wedding day. So, do not worry if you can’t incorporate a seasonal trend, one that will have you shaking your head in a few years time, into your big day. Let your true personality shine through on your wedding day! All-Photos--Color-0636Let your personality shine through on your wedding day! Did we mention, we love you? Now go be true to YOU! Read our blog post about why Spring is a Wonderful thing!
March 20, 2014

Spring Is A Wonderful Thing!

Fresh, Bright, and Silly

Spring is a wonderful thing

Springtime has arrived and spring is a wonderful thing. Here at Gold Leaf we’re excited, actually, straight giddy for the new season. Spring is without a doubt the most visually expressive time of year. So, with that in mind, shed off some layers, put on some brighter ones, and let’s have a bit of fun.

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Here are some of our favorites this spring: Mint Marvel: Freshen up with a mint, white rum concoction: the classic mojito. Keep the libation simple with the basic ingredients or give it a spring theme by adding strawberries and basil leaves. Pink Madness: Just embrace the pink. We know we are! March, April, and May are the perfect months to wake up and smell the hydrangeas and roses. This season, we recommend putting these flowers in a cascade bouquet for a group of beautiful bridesmaids or a lavish table scape. Spring is a wonderful thingSpring is a wonderful thing Botanical Settings: Nothing looks more breathtaking centered on a table then orchids in water. Surround the flowers with candles or extra lighting underneath for a special glow. Plus, radiant orchid is the color of the year and one of the prettiest tones this flower comes in. Citrus Treat: A lemon cake tastes like spring and has the look to match it. This is one of our favorite desserts that brightens up any party and satisfies all sour and sweet cravings. It’s the perfect indulgence for the next bridal or baby shower you attend.

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For the boys: This is no time to shy away from pastels, guys. An attractive, orange boutonniere like this one goes superbly against a black or dark grey suit. orange
May 8, 2014

How To: Make Two Families Become One on Your Wedding Day

How To: Make Two Families Become One on Your Wedding Day

Photo by: Kate Holstein Making two families become one on your wedding day can be quite a task. You may both come from very different backgrounds and places, your families may even speak different languages, but there is one thing in common - they are all here to celebrate with you! Many brides and grooms lose sleep and stress about bringing so many different people together at their wedding so here are a few tips on how to make two families become one on your wedding day: 1. Tell your photographer to take a variety of group shots. This will help diminish any awkwardness by pulling guests' attention to the camera. Plus, it'll be a memorable image when you flip back through your photo album and see an image of the groom's husband chatting up the bride's grandma. Two families become one on wedding day 2. If your ceremony is religion-based, make sure to incorporate members from both sides of the family and not just those that are closely related or in the wedding party. Include those friends or distant relatives that mean something to you in the day's festivities. Have a few people do a reading at the ceremony.   3. Brides, don't be shy on the dance floor. Grab the groom's uncle, grandfather, godfather, or another important male in his life and go for a spin on the dance floor! It may take the groom’s relative by surprise, but he will remember the thoughtful gesture forever! Two families become one on wedding day 4. Say hello to EVERYONE. Yes, this is a daunting task, but a necessary one. Let your photographer know you will be on the move and so he/she can capture the moments when you and your newly wedded partner greet each table or group.   5. Employ your more outgoing wedding party participants, particularly your fearless friends, to pay attention to the guests who may need a little TLC. Perhaps it's a friend of your mother's or an out-of-town guest of the groom's parents, or an old work colleague that feels slightly out of place. A small conversation or gesture of inclusion may help make the event feel more personal and memorable for that guest that does't quite feel like they belong. Two families become one on wedding day Read our Latest Post about Wedding Rings for Men
May 27, 2014

When Smaller Weddings can be Better

How to Make a Large Wedding Personal and When Smaller Weddings can be Better

Flashy, big, and over the top events have long been the favored route for many when planning their party. We’re in search of the awe factor, that certain pizazz that gets the guests talking. But size doesn’t always matter. In fact, sometimes, smaller weddings can be better. smaller weddings can be better In the past year, intimate events have come into the mainstream. We constantly have brides and other clients desiring warmer and more personalized experiences. And we’re loving it! image 4 Here’s why smaller weddings can be better… While big, festive events are often heavily talked about, an intimate event has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. In a wedding setting, for instance, two families have the opportunity to truly get to know each other and form a lasting bond. When guest lists top 300, the bride and groom do not have as much time to spend talking to each of their guests. And, often, unwanted family members appear when guest lists get too big. smaller weddings can be better However, if Dad is insisting on inviting the family dentist or the estranged fourth cousin, a bigger event can still be made to feel smaller with simple, personalized touches. This helps the long list of attendees become more familiar with the bride and groom. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite personalized touches that make an event feel intimate and personal, regardless of its size. A few ideas since we have so many and love to personalize events, include: - Personalized chargers Aspen Wedding Planner - Themed tables such as these tables with the couples favorite rock band names [caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="736"]Photo from Pinterest Photo from Pinterest[/caption] - Escort cards that include the table names of your favorite places in the area you are getting married or nicknames for some of your guests. smaller wedding can be better - Photos of you and your guests strung up at the rehearsal dinner Smaller weddings can be better   Looking for more reasons why smaller weddings can be better? Check out these sites: Huffington Post The Knot