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.
A destination wedding is such a treat as you get to be in one of your favorite places, with your favorite people. They can however, be that much more stressful as well. We have listed our top 5 categories to run through as you pack for the big trip! Get out your suitcase, pour some tea (or wine), and start getting excited! (Norah Jones radio always help ease any jitters. We promise).
Carry On[caption id="attachment_2302" align="aligncenter" width="590"] This....will not be your wedding dress.[/caption]
Typically we like to keep carry on's short and sweet, a few magazines, snacks, and our wallets. Your destination wedding trip is another story. You will ABSOLUTELY need to be checking your wedding dress, rings/wedding day jewelry, and vows. Too many times are we wearing clothes from high school out of our old bedrooms waiting for our bags to arrive. Somewhat acceptable visiting home, NOT acceptable when your'e saying I-do. Be sure to pass this on to members of your wedding party, Mothers, and Mr. Future Hubby. Dad's always seem to figure it out (thanks to said Mothers..). Be sure to tell the gate attendant so she can give you special attendance.
Electronics[caption id="attachment_2304" align="aligncenter" width="429"] Labels are essential for lost items.[/caption]
These days it seems as though we can't successfully go anywhere without or gadgets fixated to our hands, but with everything on your mind, it doesn't hurt to be extra prepared. Chargers, batteries, cases, etc. It is also recommended to label your items with your name and email address. Many busy brides accidentally leave these leaping from one spot to the next, and who doesn't love a label maker? One hot tip-if you're leaving the country, be sure to bring the necessary outlet converter and remind your guests as well. It's also easy to be TOO prepared, you probably won't need 2 EXTRA "in-case" chargers since chances are 80% of your guests have the same gadgets as you. Over packing can in fact cause more stress. We have proven it.
Clothing[caption id="attachment_2305" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Try and avoid[/caption]
This is REALLY where over packing becomes an issue. Really try and be realistic in what you plan to wear. We suggest laying out your outfits a week or two beforehand. Seeing them everyday will make it easier and more natural to add, subtract, and swap as needed. As much as you will want to wear that gorgeous new maxi you bought before you even lift off, aim for having your bag packed and zipped 4 days prior. Hot tip-if you feel good in them, pack strapless bathing suits to avoid tan lines.
This is important and can get over-looked. Any and all necessary prescriptions, ibuprofen for any stubborn headaches, allergy medicine if you are traveling during allergy season, Cortisone cream for rashes/skeeter bites (or any bad waxes; again, proven), extra contacts, and potentially a mild non-addictive sleep aid. When we have a big day it is almost impossible to get shut eye, and that never leaves us at our best. Remind guests that if you are traveling to a popular or secluded destination, chances are these items will be pricier to buy there, so bring whatever you can.
Oh yea![caption id="attachment_2307" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Breathe in, breathe out.[/caption]
Our miscellaneous pile, also easy to over pack (ie. everyone's junk drawer in the kitchen). Keep a running list a few weeks before you leave, either on your phone or a notepad that is always within reach. Things will pop in your head while running on the treadmill, waiting in line at the post office, and most likely in the middle of the night. A few days before, sort out the necessities and the "I-could-live-without"s, and pack into corresponding categories. We always have an organized miscellaneous bag with us. Our #1 don't forget- your serenity. Keep in mind this is a special time, and reward yourself with a one-on-one dinner with Mr. Future Hubby, some yoga, or a mani-pedi. We suggest all three.
10 WAYS TO ENSURE A PERFECT WEDDING DAYYour wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your life. Between working with many vendors and suppliers as well as looking after your guests needs, it is easy for some wedding items to slip through the cracks. Here are our 10 ways to ensure a perfect wedding day. There is a lot to do in advance of the big day. Working with Gold Leaf Event Design & Production will ensure that these things that will not be forgotten on your wedding day: