10 Brides Who Rocked Wedding Dress Separates

Although most brides imagine their dress in one piece when they think of their wedding gown, wedding dress separates have recently become a major trend. Brides love how separate pieces allow them to customize their gown and wear a dress that is truly unique. Check out these brides who rocked the wedding dress separates trend.

1. This blushing bride

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2. This edgy bride 

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3. This gorgeous bride

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4. This down-to-earth bride

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5. This smiley bride

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6. This summery bride

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7. This classy bride

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8. This boho brideRuffled - photo by http://alyssamphotography.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

9. This hip bride

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10. This casual bride

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5 Ways to Incorporate Gold in Your Wedding

Gold is all the rage for weddings right now, but if your confused about how to incorporate it on your big day, here are five ways to have a gorgeous, gold wedding.

1. Shoes

Although many brides opt for classic white or even blue shoes (for the’something blue’), gold wedding shoes can add a touch of glamour without overdoing it. For brides who find too much gold overbearing and gaudy, but still want the sparkle, this is a great option.

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2. Bridesmaids’ Dresses

For attire all your bridesmaids will love and look great in, choose gold dresses. They can be sparkly, muted, or even different shades, and the best part about gold dresses (besides the fact that your bridesmaids will actually want to wear them again!) is that they look great in pictures.

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3. Invitations

For eye-catching invites that will make your guests feel glamorous just looking at them, use gold card stock or lettering, or decorate your invitations with a gold ribbon or envelope. It’s sure to get your guests excited about your big day!

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4. Your Wedding Gown

If you want to sparkle every step of your walk down the aisle, look for gold when buying your wedding gown. You can add gold details, such as a glimmery belt or gold sequins, or for the bride who wants to shine all night long, go all out with a completely gold gown!

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5. Decor

This is for the bride who really loves the gold wedding trend. If you want every part of your wedding to shimmer, use gold decorations in the ceremony and the reception. For the first half of your wedding, walk down a gold aisle runner or say your vowels in front of a glamorous gold backdrop. Then serve dinner and dessert on gold plates and table cloths and give guests something beautiful to look at with gold centerpieces.

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Things You Can Do When You Save Money on Your Venue

Why pay thousands for your “perfect” venue, when you won’t have extra money left over for the fun stuff? If you want your guests to have an amazing time, you should consider some form of extra entertainment. Make your wedding unforgettable with these 4 unique entertainment options!

1. Hire a Magician

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A good street musician can find ways to entertain without causing a big scene. Obviously the bride and groom are the main stars of the night, so what better way to surprise your guests, than wowing them with a few tricks at their table?

2. Hire a Caricaturist

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This option allows for wonderful entertainment, as well as giving your guests a personalized memento of your special day!

3. Hire a Live Band

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You have to have some form of music at your reception anyways, so why not go for a live option? Cover bands are always a hit, because no one wants to listen to songs they have never heard all night.

4. Rent a Photo Booth

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You probably are already hiring a photographer, but a photo booth is entirely different. People love silly pictures that get printed on the spot. We have many different preferred photo booth vendors that have consistently proven to please our guests. Check out the list by clicking the “Preferred Vendors” tab on the Event Center website.\

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Photo Booth Fad Done Fabulously

Photo booths have become all the rage at every event, party, and especially wedding receptions.

But why settle for an actual booth, that’s too cramped, too plain, and doesn’t allow everyone to see the fun?

How about creating your own, personalized background and have an actual photographer? This way is much more enjoyable for people to watch, and more special for you!

Clueless on ways to make that photo booth-esque look?

Here are many ideas ranging from super simple, to stunningly intricate!

1. Hanging Lights

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Simple, yet magical. reminds me of the Wall of Lights at the Georgetown Event Center!

2. Circle Stands

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An easy, yet fun way to bring in your entire color scheme!

3. Ribbon Curtain

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Another way to match your scheme, done by simply tying a variety of fabrics to a rope!

4. Pallet and Flower Wall

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Wonderful for you indoor or outdoor rustic style reception!

5. Antique Door

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How cute would it be if you could get your hands on some of these adorable doors! Keep in mind that with the right painting and distress technique, anything can look antique!

6. Screen Door Painting

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Any screen will do! This over sized floral pattern is lovely, but if something with a pattern is more up your ally, try chevron!

7. Painted Floral Backdrop

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May be easy if you are handy with a paintbrush, or maybe you could pass this project off to someone who is! So many options with color and style! The confetti is fun too!

8. Old Living Room Wall

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How fun some tacky wall paper and holes in the wall can be! You could also take a more rustic approach and have the frames hang on wood.

DON”T FORGET THE SIGNS!

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What fun is a photo booth without the chance to look silly! Consider these signs for some great laughs. Maybe even throw in some over sized glasses, hats, and boas!

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

10 Tips to Conquer a Bridal Show

So you have the man, the ring, and the biggest smile on your face…what else could you possibly need??

Well everything, of course. Luckily there is a one stop shop for all things wedding- the Annual Georgetown Bridal Show! It may sound overwhelming, but with these tips, you can walk out knowing that you have everything under control.

1. Pre-Register

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The link to our Bridal Show on February 22nd is http://georgetownbridalshow.com/register/ (You can also win prizes by registering early!)

2. Eat a Small Meal Beforehand

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You know you are in for a ton of samples, but have a small meal before you head out. That way you will know what really tastes good if you aren’t a ravenous beast!

3. Wear Comfy Shoes

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You will be doing a ton of walking. Save the heels for your big day! Comfort is key.

4. Bring a Friend

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You will want second (or maybe even third and fourth opinions) on each vendor you see. Of course the choice is all yours, but friends can be helpful to bounce ideas off of, and to cover more ground!

5. Make a Check-list

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Venues, caterers, cakes, honeymoon, decorations…the list seems to go on and on! But with a guideline, you know for sure you can hit all of the essentials.

6. Bring Business Cards

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Don’t waste time writing down your contact information at every booth! Have a supply of cards handy to make the info swap less of a hassle!

7. Bring a Color Swatch

Fabric swatches of your wedding colors can always come in handy if you come across and accessory booth, so you can find the perfect bridesmaid necklaces, or flower girl basket!

8. Have your planner or Calendar app handy

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You may need to set up other tastings and meetings with each vendor, so to be sure you don’t forget about all your obligations, use your calendar app or planner!

9. Leave Before You Can’t Take Anymore-

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Don’t leave wishing you never have to think about weddings again! It’s inevitable that you will need to sort through all of the brochures and handouts you collected once you get home. So shop around until you almost drop!

10. Demand a Foot Rub-

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You have had a long, successful and conquering day! The only thing you need now is a foot rub for a job well done.

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

I Just Planned Your Whole Christmas Wedding…You’re Welcome

‘Tis the season to be married…

So maybe you haven’t even considered a holiday wedding. But what’s not to love? Lights, presents, snow (well if you aren’t from Texas)…your big day has the potential to be a Winter Wonderland. It’s the most magical time of the year, and lucky for you, I have done all the planning to make the magic happen. Read on to discover why your first dance may be “All I Want for Christmas is You!”

1. Your Dress

Top 8 Hot Wedding Dresses Styles for Winter Wonderland Weddings 2014 #tulleandchantilly

With three quarter lace sleeves, you will look elegant without having to show a lot of skin

2. Your Bridesmaids

Dessy - long wine colored bridesmaid gown

This deep red and flowy design will have them feeling ready for the red carpet, but not to upstage you, of course!

3. Your Flower Girl

Christmas Flower Girl dress trimmed in red - perfect

The adorable rose accents are so vibrant, you actually may have some competition for the spotlight!

4. The Groom and Groomsmen

Groom/Groomsmen- Black tuxedo for all the boys, groom wears white vest (to match bride), bestman wears purple vest (to match maid of honnor) and the other groomsmen wears charcoal gray best (to match other bridesmaids)

Simple yet classic, consider a dark grey tux as shown instead of the stereotypical black and red look!

5. Your Ring Bearer

Formal Boy Tuxedo Black with Red Cherry Vest for by carmiashop, $33.99

Just like the big boys, but with a bowtie!

6. Your Venue

Just the perfect little country church! Wouldn't this be a beautiful place for a small wedding?

Okay, even if little white chapels aren’t your thing, imagine the shots your photographer could get! But for a more modern look, check out the Georgetown Event Center! (Shameless plug)

7. Bouquets

Another wedding weekend over...another bouquet caught!! Is it bc I am tall and athletic or is the universe trying to tell me something??!! This crazy heffa will just have to wait and see.....;)

Add some unexpected lilies for something unique!

8. Reception Tables

Incredible red rose centerpiece for glamorous wedding at Hotel Bel Air, planning by Mindy Weiss, photos by Joy Marie Photography | junebugweddings.com

Notice how the mirrored table top adds extra dazzle to this sparkling tablescape!

9. Your Cake

Christmas Wedding Cakes And Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Now I could do without the greenery surround this beautiful cake, but the stacked presents look is sure to amaze!

10. Hot Cocoa Bar…Must

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Consider skipping out on the rustic look by using sparkling crystal bowls instead!

 

So maybe I left out just a few things for you to take care of, but with this start, you may just want to get married this Christmas!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Easy Ways to Incorporate Your Heritage Into Your Wedding

Want to spice up the cliche American wedding? How about you pay homage to your ancestor’s homeland by including a few (not too out there) traditions into your big day? You can even consider combining your’s and the groom’s bloodline traditions into a truly unique celebration.

Germany: 

-As the bride, carry lengths of white ribbon with your bouquet to hand out at the end of the ceremony for guests to tie in a bow on their vehicles antenna. (Makes for a beautiful uniform procession to the reception).

-Decorate the hood of your “getaway car” with flowers, as opposed to hanging cans off of the trunk to clang around.

Ireland:

– During the toasts at the reception, include the following traditional Irish Blessing:

May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.

May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.

May the saddest day of your future

Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

May your hands be forever clasped in friendship

And your hearts joined forever in love.

Your lives are very special,

God has touched you in many ways.

May his blessings rest upon you

And fill all your coming days.

-(For the Mother-in-Laws) Want to ensure a loving relationship with with your new daughter? As she walks into her house for the first time after the ceremony, break a piece of the wedding cake over her head!

China:

-For your floral arrangements, choose lilies (to represent a happy union for 100 years), orchids (to represent love, wealth, and fortune) and lotuses (to represent a shared heart and harmony).

-Instead of the Americanized embarrassing Best Man speech, stick to the Chinese way and only offer praise of the newly weds!

Mexico:

-At the reception, have a heart shaped piñata for your guests filled with sweet treats!

-It is custom for brides and bridesmaid to wear light blue slips under their dresses.

Caribbean:

-For your color palette, choose bright and vibrant hues, because your wedding is an exciting celebration!

– At, or after the reception, plant a tree with your new husband to symbolize the growth in your relationship to come.

Italy: 

-Wear a green dress (or even just a green broach or ribbon) during your rehearsal dinner for good luck!

-Give out “confetti” or Jordan Almonds to your guests as favors to represent the sweetness as well as bitterness to come.

Britain: 

-I think the Brits have it right, in that the bride pays for her bridesmaid dresses! I don’t think your friends will complain.

– Give gifts to the “mums” during the speeches, either flowers or a hand written note thanking them for their help.

I know I have left out many other countries’ traditions, but a quick Google search can put you on the right path to plan a truly memorable wedding!

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.