How to Make a Large Wedding Personal and When Smaller Weddings can be BetterFlashy, 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. 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! 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. 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 - Themed tables such as these tables with the couples favorite rock band names [caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="736"] 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. - Photos of you and your guests strung up at the rehearsal dinner Looking for more reasons why smaller weddings can be better? Check out these sites: Huffington Post The Knot
With spring collections quickly nudging themselves onto racks everywhere, we are dying to see what 2015 brides will be wearing! Last year was subtle, and lacy; giving the "Good Witch" style (Wizard of Oz...got it?), a much needed breather. Both looks are exceptional in their own right but we are really hoping for more laid back, au naturale bridal looks. As we patiently wait for this years wedding dress trends and styles to present themselves, we have taken a look at a few of our trend setting 2014 Gold Leaf brides. These three dresses bring a uniqueness and ever classic look to the table. We feel we will see a lot more of these themes in the proceeding months.
The stripes on this dress give such a whimsical feel without being over the top. It remains feminine and flowing with a gathered back. Absolutely in love.
This 20's inspired dress is effortlessly elegant. With subtle front and precise stitching detail, the dress fits and falls perfectly.
Our bride Brooke wears the most breath taking vintage lace gown for her wedding. The back buttons continue all the way down the train which we LOVE. The lace fabric in conjunction with the ultra romantic veil makes all of his absolutely stunning.
How is a girl to decide!? Well this is just a little inspo. Have fun and choose whatever makes you comfortable and feeling amazing. Those qualities are sure to shine.