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5 Reception Dresses for Brides

Dana Bates Dana Bates 3 months ago
You’ve found the perfect wedding dress, the one that makes your heart sing. Since most dresses are ordered anywhere from four to six months prior to the wedding, the wait to wear your stunning gown can seem like an eternity. When your big day finally arrives, slipping on your gorgeous gown is such a memorable moment. If you’re like many brides, you may wish the day wouldn’t end, so that you never ...

Using Pinterest to Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Dana Bates Dana Bates 3 months ago
Pinterest, filled with endless inspiration, helpful tips, fun details, and colorful décor; the possibilities are endless. It’s no wonder we absolutely love it as a wedding planning tool! Planning your big day is a once in a lifetime experience and such an exciting time for you and your fiancé. Creating a “Pinterest Wedding” with all the inspiration around us can seem a bit overwhelming.  That’s wh ...

Spring 2017 Bridesmaids: What to Wear

Dana Bates Dana Bates 3 months ago
The tradition of the bridesmaid’s dress has come a very long way since first it was introduced. Where it was once generally accepted that all bridal party members would wear the same color and dress, more and more brides are choosing to be more creative in selecting their bridesmaid dresses. Whether you choose to stick with tradition and have your bridesmaids all match or you allow them to wear di ...

The Must-Have Spring Wedding Getaway Cars

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
There are certainly many wonderful and memorable moments in a wedding, but one of the most classic images is that of the bride and groom stepping into the wedding getaway car. The car, appropriately decorated with “Just Married” scrawled across the back and pulling tin cans or old shoes behind it, is a symbol of the new life the couple is embarking upon together. Clean black or elegant white limou ...

Signature Wedding Drinks for Spring

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
Spring wedding season is upon us and it’s the perfect time of year for light and refreshing wedding cocktails! Add a personal touch to your wedding day with fun and festive signature wedding drinks. Jazz up your champagne by adding colorful fresh fruit or create your own bride and groom drinks complete with unique names. They don’t call them specialty cocktails for nothing right? The possibilities ...

5 Wedding Themes for Spring We Have to Tell You About

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
Spring is a big wedding season, and quite understandably so. During springtime, the cold weather of winter is finally fading away, trees and flowers are in bloom and animals begin to expand their families. It is the perfect time for new beginnings, new chapters, and therefore the perfect time for a wedding. Whether your wedding and reception is being held indoors or outdoors, Spring can be present ...

Engaged? First 6 Steps of Wedding Planning

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
Congratulations on your engagement, this is such an exciting time! After the “BIG” question has been popped, the new question becomes, where do we start? With so much information out there, it’s tough to know where to begin. We have narrowed down the first 6 steps to successfully begin your wedding planning process. Let's get started! Start Spreading the News Begin with your parents, of course, t ...

2017 Best Spring Wedding Hair Trends

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
When it comes to creating the ultimate wedding look, there are a lot of elements that have to come together--from the shoes and the dress to the flowers and accessories; even your hairstyle. Some women discover that choosing the perfect wedding hairstyle may be even more challenging than selecting the perfect wedding dress. You want a hairstyle that complements your dress, the wedding theme, works ...

Planning The Perfect Honeymoon

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
You’ve planned every wedding detail down to the monogram cocktail napkins. One planning detail you don’t want to forget is the honeymoon. After what will be the best and perhaps most exhausting (in a good way) weekend of your life, some quality time away with your new spouse is no doubt the icing on the cake. Not sure where to start? We have planning the perfect honeymoon covered, so keep reading! ...

Mix and Match Wedding Rings: What’s in for March

Dana Bates Dana Bates 4 months ago
Your wedding rings may arguably be the single most important piece of jewelry you will ever own--not only because you will wear them every day, but also because of their significance and symbolism. It is therefore important to understand your options and make a choice that you know you will be comfortable and happy with for years and years to come. Trending Wedding Rings While many couples may sti ...