Heart Shaped faces usually have broad foreheads and narrow jawlines, so they look best with wispy bangs, or with hair framing the face. a half -up, half-down wedding hairstyle would work well with this face shape. Also remember to balance the narrow jawline with fullness at the ends of the hair. Pulling the hair back will only highlight the broadness of your forehead.
Bright hues are popular for summer weddings. But if you try to use too many colors in one space, you might wind up with a look that's more carnival than nuptial.
It's summer, so why not lighten the ambiance a little? A pianist or string trio will do the trick if you're having a formal cocktail hour, but to really embrace the season, think about alternative summery music styles.
What's hot now: Create a laid-back vibe during your cocktail hour and dinner with steel drums or a singer accompanied with a acoustic guitar. For the reception, heat up the evening with sultry sounds – we love the idea of incorporating classic swing or big band music to add a fast, upbeat tempo to the evening.
Basic beach or garden themes are classic for the summer. Instead of a generic setting or theme, take the personal route.
What's hot now: Think of your favorite summer hangouts when planning your theme. Rather than just any beach, bring in elements specific to the beach you remember as a kid. If it was a cabin in the woods, go for a mountain theme. Another idea: honor your honeymoon destination. If you're having a garden wedding but honeymooning in Hawaii, add orchids to your bouquets or fill the bottoms of your centerpiece vases with black lava rocks.
Letter pressed invites in ivory and black are still as popular and elegant as ever. But if you want to go for something a little more unexpected, ultra-creative wedding invitation designers definitely have color and printing options for you.
Cut citrus fruit is a tried-and-true favorite for summertime centerpieces, but other options out there are more unexpected and just as visually appealing.
What's hot now: Love fruit but want something new? Have your florist use hollowed-out watermelons as a centerpiece container for a casual look that's fun and seasonal. Another option is to go natural and green with your containers. Incorporate wooden vases or pedestals with grass or moss to give centerpieces a textured, natural feel.
Your guests will definitely want something cold and frosty, but margaritas and daiquiris can be had at any summertime bar. Instead, go for a libation that's a little out of the ordinary.
What's hot now: Wine smoothies are cold, frosty, and pack less of an alcoholic punch than margaritas. Perfect for your cocktail hour and as a signature drink for the evening, ask your caterer about serving one of these concoctions. A wine smoothie consists of a fruity wine, like rose, blended with ice and fruits of your choice. Garnished with a couple of berries or fruit slices, it makes for a refreshing and unexpected signature sip.
White wedding cakes are popular for every season, and of course, chocolate always reigns for groom's cakes. But with cake bakers nowadays offering so many delectable flavors and fillings, why not try a seasonal selection?
. Beyond the cake, consider serving other desserts. A big-hit idea we love: Hire an ice cream truck to arrive at the end of the night offering summertime favorites - the perfect nostalgic, late-night snack for your guests.
Classic summer flip-flops and drinks will always satisfy, but why not give back to the planet while you give back to your guests?
What's hot now: Eco-friendly favors are bigger than ever, particularly if you're taking advantage of natural beauty and marrying outdoors. One idea: Give guests locally grown herbs planted in recyclable glass jars or tin cans. Dressed up with ribbon or paper in your wedding colors, they're gorgeous and good for the earth. Beyond plants, you might also consider donating to a local charity for a wedding favor idea that never goes out of season.
We are super excited the Wedding Show is ONLY 10 days away!
Hoping you are as excited as we are!
Prizes for the Cake Dive are being finalized!
(aren't you even more excited now?!)
Here are a few examples for whats in store are:
- Bride and Groom Gift Basket from DLG Creative Management
- Over Night Stay at the Hampton Inn
- Trash the Dress Session and a FREE 8 x 10 portrait and MORE!
* DONT FORGET: Must be present to win*
CONGRATULATIONS to Gary and Beth who won our Engagement Story Contest with her magical tinkerball story!
For Beth it really became "The Most Magical Place On Earth".
We were up bright and early Saturday, determined to make the most of the one day we had at the parks. While visiting the Magic Kingdom that afternoon, Gary told me he wanted to show me something. He took me over to Tink's Nook and suggested we wait in line so I could have my picture taken with Tinker Bell. Being a HUGE Tink fan, I gladly agreed and claimed my spot in line amongst the sea of 4 and 5-year-old girls. After a few minutes, we were pulled out of line by a Disney cast member, who asked us to follow her. Once outside, she informed us that she was taking us to the back door for a "Magical Moment" and a private meeting with Tinker Bell and Periwinkle. I was mildly confused why I was being chosen over all the kiddos, but followed as she lead the way.
Gary & Beth won our amazing Engagement Story Package worth more than $2,000.
We want to thank our prize contributors who all helped make this package a true treat for this couple.
Be sure to check out all of the contributors and learn more about their products & services for your wedding!
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The story with the most votes by midnight February 10th wins
an engagement package valued at $2,118!
Going to wedding shows are always exciting, but what in the world do you bring ? Besides you of course here are a few good tips on what to bring to a wedding show!
When your walking around looking at all the wonderful vendors it is a MUST to know what you have left on your to do list!
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1. Tis the season to shop! During this time all the stores are over run with pretty and festive decor items. Keep your eye out for those after Holiday sales on everything from decor to attire.
2. Send out Christmas cards!
Try SendOutCards for any easy, inexpensive way to get your custom cards sent. (and save the database for future invites & thank you cards)
3. Are you going to a Holiday Party or Dinner? Try out your wedding hair and make-up styles! You are going to schedule a test run of you hair styles and make-up trends anyway, so why get all dolled up just to go home! Schedule your hair and make-up trial on the day of a party, then go out and take it for a spin!