Spotted: Stephanie Crona, one of our fabulous Florida Chicks, was featured on Style Me Pretty. Kudos to Stephanie on transforming Clearwater Rec Center into a very romantic, pretty, white and light venue! And, as always, thank you to Divine Light Photography for capturing the moments perfectly. Check out more of Stephanie’s wedding on Style M ...
What do you do when the darling of Atlanta’s event scene has an outdoor wedding during the rainiest summer Georgia’s ever seen? You put up a gorgeous tent, fill it with drapery and the best vendors that the city has to offer! Sheena Koger Vollmer of Quest Drapery was given the Rising Star Allie Award just two weeks before her summer wedding ...
When this Minnesota couple decided to exchange nuptials on the beach, the search for the perfect venue began. After seeing the terrace at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota, they were sold! The bride’s vision was crystal clear. She wanted a stylish seaside event and she had only one rule… no cliché beach décor!
Kara and Ryan’s heartfelt ...
Today’s real wedding, captured by the super talented Abby Jiu, is one of our favorite from last year and is featured in the newest issue of Washingtonian Bride and Groom Magazine.
Ally and Jeff had a sweet love story that started in the charming town of St. Michael’s Maryland, set along the Chesapeake Bay. They selected the Chesapeake B ...
Jessica and Jimmy were literally just the sweetest couple ever and we just loved working with them! We were so excited when, after a long search, we chose the amazing new space, Oxford Exchange in Tampa and it turns out that Jessica and Jimmy’s wedding would be the very first to take place in this fabulous new venue! Family and friends are to ...
Kerry and Nick exchanged nuptials at St. Elizabeth Hungary in downtown Denver, a historic church constructed in the late 1800′s. Opting for a very traditional and romantic wedding, Kerry’s venue of choice also had history. Not only is the Denver Country Club the oldest club west of the Mississippi, but her parents had been members since ...
It is no surprise that we love to showcase our clients’ weddings. What we love even more is to share their love story. Sarah and Matthew met while attending the University of Florida. Sarah was 19, a sophomore, and Matt was 21, a senior. Introduced by a friend, Matt remembers seeing Sarah at a party where she was apparently wearing cowboy b ...
Wanda and Josh met their match….on Match.com! Wanda envisioned an icy color palette of Tiffany blue, cobalt blue and grey for modern winter wedding. After what Wanda and Josh thought was the perfect venue fell through we found something even better, Lincoln Restaurant in DC. We created a wintery wonderland that combined Josh’s simple rustic taste w ...
Lindsay and Bob’s October wedding was traditional in all of the best possible ways. Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Our Lady of Victory Chapel, where the bride’s parents were married, and the reception took place at the timeless Minikahda Club. Lindsay’s impeccable taste led to a wedding that was elegant and classic with ...
We have another beautiful to show you today that took place at Miami Beach with guests from 7 different countries. Annie and Matias met while the Annie was studying abroad in Argentina. She wanted to learn the language and about the culture and met her prince charming while she was there. What a dream come true! The wedding location at Indian Cree ...
Today we have a sweet sweet wedding for you, with a couple filled with love for each other. Sara and Pat’s wedding was filled with devotion and celebration for each other and it all started when they met on the Marshall Islands. Because of the beauty, brightness and simplicity of the islands, Sara wanted to bring that to her wedding as well. ...
Today we have a little Georgia wedding that is traditional elegance at its finest! It has all the timeless elegant elements and a bright red lipstick-wearing bride to top it all off. This wonderful duo, Amanda and Bryan, met in one of the most darling ways…on a Safari! It was great because they both loved travel so in the brides words ...
We have a bright and beautiful wedding to show you today with one of our favorite color schemes, Fushia and Navy! Mary knew as soon as Andrew proposed, she wanted to have the wedding in Florida, especially the Don Cesar Hotel. Her parents have a house on Indian rocks beach just a few miles down from the Don Cesar and it has been her dream wedding ...
Beautiful details, Labradors and a joyful couple make up this wonderful Real Wedding of Laura and Michael.They are both doctors and they met through their adorable golden Labradors! They married at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Hotel because they are members of the private club and it had a lot of history with in the family because Michael’s ...
Glam, glitz and a lot of love, one of our Minneapolis couples, Heather and Derek had a special day filled with a lot of special details. One of them is to die for…. a stop motion film of the whole day by Erica Loeks. We can’t stop watching it…it’s too cute! Heather and Derek are a special couple that had fate written all ove ...
We have a fabulous wedding that we did in Maryland for you today. We just love the muted pinks and silvers and soft touches of color throughout the whole soiree. Michael and Katie just loved the outdoors and once they saw the Woodend, they knew it was perfect. Their vision for their wedding was more than a vision it was a feeling, therefore, we jus ...
As soon as Laura and Grant booked us we have been extremely excited for their wedding. Why? Not only was it going to be filled with marvelous details but it was taking place on a private island in the Bahamas. A private island 48 miles from Miami in the Bahamas surrounded by cool calming clear water, known as Cat Cay. It was an epic journey that al ...
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April 23rd, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“If you are doing a house re-vamp where is the first store you hit?”
I am a huge online shopper- even for furniture. My favorite site is onekingslane.com. They have new sales every day from different vendors and designers.
The first store I would hit would be WEST ELM. I absolutely adore the mix of Modern mixed with comfort and affordability. They are great at presenting “trends” in a timeless way.
If I’m redecorating my house then I’m hitting an antique store; I’m just an old soul like that. Or a wallpaper store, lately I’ve really been into wallpaper, it’s weird.
I would definitely head to Restoration Hardware if I was revamping my house! They have a ton of unique details that can be incorporated into a home. One can find everything from switch plates to cabinet pulls to lighting fixtures. Not to mention, they also offer great furniture pieces!
I would hit Z Gallerie. I like to work my way backwards. First pick out the small details, possible art piece, and a signature piece of furniture that sets the style of the room. Then, I pick the wall colors and fill in the room with the larger pieces.
Pottery Barn. I love light colors in my house and Pottery Barn has a ton of great light furniture as well as decor to pull the look all together.
April 21st, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
Over the past few years we have seen personalized wedding signage become more and more popular and the possibilities are endless! Whether you are proclaiming your love, informing guests to use social media during your wedding, or just providing a little liquid courage for your guests, we love it all!
April 18th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
Brides Name: Kristina Lethers
Grooms Name: Marcus Stone
Photographer: Hannah Glogower
Shoot Location: Private Residence, Plant City, FL
Planner: Ashley Stapleton, Table 6 Productions – Central Florida
Wedding Date: October 11, 2014
Wedding Venue: Private Residence, Plant City, FL
When and how did they meet? We met in high school at Lakeland Christian School in the gymnasium.
How did he pop the question? We are high school sweethearts so the topic of marriage had come up quite a bit. One day, out of the blue he asked me how I wanted to be proposed to. I’ve spent so much time on their property in the past 6 years of our relationship that I couldn’t really picture anywhere else I would rather be proposed to. We both love the property and had picked a large tree that we wanted to get married under. So one day we drove out there before dinner, and I didn’t think much of it, considering we ride the property nearly every day. We walked up to that tree and he got down on one knee, and for the first time since the day I met him he was at a loss for words. It went from a speech he kept practicing to a short sentence, but that was all I needed to say yes.
One personal detail they are putting into the wedding. The wedding date is Marcus’ parent’s anniversary.
April 16th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“Which female celebrity inspires you?”
Rachel Zoe. She is such a BOSS and always looks fabulous. She had her second child this year and came out with a New York Time’s Best seller. On her show, it is clear she can juggle her personal life and her work. She’s major!
Sandra Bullock is a celebrity I feel is most inspiring to me. She is a natural beauty, confident, strong, and has overcame adversity. She has a great “realness” about her and is articulate and polite as well as has a great sense of humor. She is a talented and successful woman in her career, as well as an amazing mother and role model to children and adults. She has always remained gracious and humble, and being humble throughout her success is one of the qualities I admire most about her. She has a very philanthropic heart and truly exudes every quality I respect. She is the epitome of an all american girl!
Is there any celebrity more fabulous then Queen B?!
Tina Fey, not only is she hilarious, but she is extremely successful. She is an amazing writer and an incredible Hollywood actress. Not only has she been honored with a multitude awards, but she has also become an inspiration for women of all ages. She has broken through many barriers, most notably becoming the first female head writer on Saturday Night Live!
April 11th, 2014 / 1 Comment » / by Table6
Stephanie Crona, one of our 6 Chicks, little baby chick turned One! She decided to have a Dr. Seuss themed “Cat in the Hat” birthday party as Dr. Seuss’s birthday also falls in the same week as her son! Adorable “Cat in the Hat” hats were custom made for all the children by Bekah Darling to wear at the party and take home along with their goody bags. Stephanie actually drew the “Pin the Hat on the Cat” caricature and had it blown up and laminated as one of the games for the little ones. The linens for the cocktail tables were black and white fantasia overlays under white lamour linens and tied with a big red bow like the Cat in the Hat’s bow-tie and were provided by Linens by the Sea. ConceptBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group provided the spandex red linen for the hat table as well as the cute red pillows with white bands to mimic the hats. The amazing smash cake and cupcakes were made by the fabulous Cake Zone and every hat was edible! The food was also incorporated into the theme with such items as “red fish, blue fish” and “green eggs and ham.” Jackson happens to be a red head so Stephanie decided to have a signature Ginger cocktail as well as Ginger beer for the adult guests! Check out more of the fun details in the images below! The wonderful Sophan with Sophan Theam photography captured Jackson’s milestone birthday and VHVideo brilliantly filmed it! See the highlights below!
Jackson’s birthday video: http://vimeo.com/89264982
Happy Birthday Jackson!
1. Photography: Sophan Theam Photography
2. Video: VHVideo
3. Cupcakes/Smash Cake: The Cake Zone
4. Rentals: ConceptBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group
5. Linens: Linens by the Sea
6. Custom Hats: Bekah Darling
April 9th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
Bridal Party look you love?
I love, love, love mismatched bridesmaid dresses! There are two routes brides usually take… same color/different dress or different color/same dress. Not only does it allow each bridesmaid to select a dress that is flattering, it also makes for great photos! One of my favorite bridal party photos is by Andria Lindquist (www.andrialindquist.com). This bride clearly had two criterias… neutral color and sparkles! I love that the bride let each bridesmaid select a dress that represented her personality!
I love the idea of having your wedding dress designer design your bridesmaid dresses too. These J’Aton Couture bridesmaid dresses are to die for!
My favorite bridal party look right now is short mismatched but coordinating dresses with matching bouquets. I love the cohesiveness of the bouquets being the same and tying the girls together but also appreciate the different styles and looks each girl can pull off! It is such a fun youthful look and much better then all of the girls looking the same (in my opinion) I also thinking having the girls all wear their hair differently is a great look as well! Long gone are the days of french twists, and complicated up-dos.
The bridal party look I love is from a recent wedding I did and the bridesmaid dresses were to die for! They set the formal tone for the wedding and each and every girl sparkled……not as much as the bride though
Photos by Kristen Weaver Photography
I love an eclectic bridal party look such as this although I admit it’s very difficult to pull off well. What made this look work is the way that all of the dresses were long and that helps keep things glamorous without shoes and knees causing problems but also because the maids were allowed to accessorize their gowns in the way that best suited each individually. And notice that they had matching bouquets to unify them. Just lovely!
I love details on the bridemaids’ bouquets. You can do their monogram, a symbol of how you met each girl, or simply wrap each one individually with a different style/color of ribbon or embellishment!
I love prints! If you are using a neutral palette throughout your wedding, printed bridesmaids dresses are a great way to add some fun and color through a subtle print. Another way to use prints in your bridal party look is to have your maid of honor in a printed dress and then the rest of your bridesmaids in a complimentary color like below.
April 7th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
While outdoor ceremonies and receptions are beautiful, they can also be stressful because of unknown elements like the weather! Vendors like the Forecasting Consultants helps relieve all that stress. Forecasting Consultants offer a variety of services from long range forecasting to day of coverage and updates. We love the idea of having this vendor on hand to help ensure our clients events are flawless!
April 4th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
How did you meet? May of 2009- Krystina was at UNC-Wilmington working on her Biology undergraduate degree and Daniel lived about 2 hours away working as a baseball coach at the same college where Krystina’s father was the Athletic Director. Krystina went home for a graduation party for her now sister-in-law and Daniel was invited to attend. After much interaction at the party they realized there was an attraction between them. Krystina left to go back to Wilmington the next day and as she was unloading her car in the parking lot of her condo, a guy came up and asked if she and her roommates wanted to come hang out with him and some of his friends who were staying for the week in a condo next door. Krystina noticed he had a Hampden Sydney baseball shirt on (the school Daniel played baseball at for 4 years) and asked if he knew anyone that played there. He informed her that he was on the team along with all of his friends that were in the condo next door. Krystina responded with, “Oh, I just met someone who played there, do you know Daniel Hadra?” He got excited and said, “Yea, he is one of my good buddies.” She then got Daniel’s phone number and called him to let him know a bunch of his old teammates were staying next door. Well, Daniel thought she was making this up in order to get him to come to Wilmington. After realizing his friends were in fact there, he made the 2 hour trip to Wilmington. That weekend was a blast and they have been together ever since.
How long were you engaged? Just over a year
Why did you choose the venue? How could you not love the Ca d’Zan Mansion and the grounds at Ringling Museum of Art? The backdrop is breathtaking! We visited several spots around Sarasota, but nothing compared to Ca d’Zan. It was everything I ever dreamed of!!
Did your wedding date have significance? It was the only time of the year baseball season didn’t interfere!
How did you choose your dress and accessories? My mom, maid of honor and myself planned a girls weekend to Celebration, FL for my birthday. I knew the designer I wanted from looking at Bridal Magazines. We found the cutest little boutique in the heart of Celebration that carried the designer. This was the first time I had even looked at dresses and really did not plan on buying. Well after trying on about 5 other dresses, I put on my gown and immediately started crying before I even looked in the mirror (I know, so cliché)! I walked out and got the same reaction from my mom and sister-in-law. Needless to say, the dress was purchased that day! THE SHOES: I was on Facebook one day and one of those silly side ads popped up with the shoe MADE FOR MY DRESS! My dress had a touch of feathers and these Manolo’s were the classiest shoes I had seen, WITH FEATHERS! It took me forever to find a store that could get them in, but when I finally received them they were just perfect! Accessories: My wonderful aunt purchased the jewelry I wore. I also wore a special pendent on the inside of my dress, over my heart, which belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I also included mementos on my bouquet from both of my grandfather’s who are no longer with us. Although they could not be there with us to celebrate our most special day, they were certainly in our hearts!
Why did you chose your “theme”? I wanted the wedding to have an elegant feel. I think the colors I chose (blush, ivory and gold) really created that romantic, elegant setting and I could not be happier with how everything came together! It really was a dream come true!!
One special moment from the day? We were both SO fortunate to have our grandmother’s present at the wedding. I am especially grateful our amazing photographer captured so many beautiful pictures of my grandmother with such joy on her face. She passed away one and a half months after we got married and I will always cherish those photos and the memories of her being right there with us on our special day.
Why you chose to hire a planner? I didn’t even know where to begin! I was quite busy during this time with my career and planning our Florida wedding from North Carolina, so I desperately needed help! Stephanie was absolutely fabulous as she was able to recommend vendors and do all of the communicating with them making my life much easier! I was very active in the planning process, but Stephanie made all of my visions come together perfectly. I know our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without her and we are forever grateful!
Venue: Ca’ d’Zan Mansion
Wedding Planner: Stephanie Crona, Table 6 Productions Florida
Florist: Elegant Designs Floral Studio
Cake: The Cake Zone
Chairs: Milan Catering
Lighting: Grant Hemond
Linen: Linens by the Sea
Hair/Makeup: Ana Molinari Salon and Spa
Music: Grant Hemond
Photographer: Jacquelyn Marie
Cinematographer: Voila, Krystina & Daniel’s Wedding Video
Officiant: Dan May
Transportation: Imperial One Limousine
April 2nd, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“One must have emergency item every bride should have on her wedding day?”
It is simple… fashion tape! That is the thing that I replace the most in my wedding day emergency kit!
Certainly, a great wedding planner will show up on the day of the wedding with an arsenal of items in their bridal emergency bag for the bride, from sewing kits, and white chalk (to cover up stains on your wedding dress temporarily) to bobby pins, and an extra pair of cufflinks (boys forget these all the time). But, for the sake of my answer, I will tell you first hand that the most requested items on the wedding day are Bobby Pins, Safety Pins, and Band-Aids! So, those are a MUST!
One item I have in my bridal emergency kit is chalk! The powder in chalk is very absorbent, kind to fabric and best of all is white so it blends with nearly all white and ivory wedding dresses! I have even used it on a Groom’s collar before!
Baby wipes. They are perfect for absorbing mild spots on a wedding dress!!
My bridal kit essential is the Listerene Pocket Pack breath mints, they’re super small, effective, quiet and way more classy then bubble gum. Gotta have a kissable mouth all day long!
March 31st, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
One of our favorite bridal salons in Orlando, Solutions Bridal Designer House, is having an AMAZING sample sale that we promise you do not want to miss! The sample sale is from April 21 – April 24. You can go to their Facebook Event Page to get all the details and set up your appointment.
March 28th, 2014 / 1 Comment » / by Table6
The Boston Winter Ball is an annual black tie event that caters to social and civically minded young professionals in the Boston area. In its young history, the Boston Winter Ball has already established itself as not only one of the most anticipated events on Boston’s social calendar, but also a destination event – with attendees joining us from all over the country. March 8, 2014 marked the 6th annual Boston Winter Ball at the Fairmont Copley Plaza benefitting the Boston Children’s Hospital. A wonderful team of vendors came together to create a “Garden of Eden” feel.
A very special THANK YOU to Gregory from Flou(e)r for introducing us to the wonderful photographer. This was our first time working with Lea St. Germain but this will certainly not be the last. She captured every detail beautifully and was such a pleasure to work with.
Participating vendors included:
Event Design: Elizabeth Sleeper – Table 6 Productions
Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza
Linens and Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Rentals: Style Studio
Photographer: Lea St. Germain
March 26th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“One creative way for a bride to incorporate her something blue?”
Why not add a little accent of blue to your wedding shoes! You do not have to wear blue shoes but rather you can just add little touch of blue to both shoes or even just one!
I feel like the trend of french manicures on the wedding day is being retired and girls are having more fun with nails, shoes, etc. So, I think walking down the aisle with fabulous blue painted fingers (and toes) is a great way to incorporate something blue on the wedding day that all guests can see as well! There are so many fun and fabulous shades of blue by OPI. Here is one of my faves!
I love the idea of incorporating something blue into your wedding in a sentimental way. For example, an embroidery inside your dress with blue thread!
I would love to incorporate “something blue” by stunning her guests in a light blue wedding gown! They say a blue wedding dress signifies femininity and purity. Personally, I think it signifies uniqueness!
My favorite way to incorporate something blue is as a little surprise hidden under your dress – check out this gorgeous garter from La Gartier – its the perfect shade of soft blue and is much more classy and sexy then a discount dollar store version. This garter is so beautiful it deserves thigh high stockings and glorious heels though, so come prepared to rock it!
March 24th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
We always love finding creative ways to incorporate our couple’s style into their wedding invitations and save the dates! When we saw these unique designs, we had to share our favorites! View all 16 Alternative Wedding Invitation & Save The Date Ideas here.
1. Print on Cloth
2. Film Canister
3. Photo Strip
March 19th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“Spring color palette you would love to work with?”
I love these colors for spring, it’s a beautiful touch of color without being overwhelmed. The coral color is beautiful for bridesmaids dresses as well.
I am dying to use rose, blush and glittering gold. This color combination exudes romance!
Light gray, light slate, coral and orange
Orchid, Orange and Cobalt Blue.
Neutral wedding palate!
Love this Violet and Blush combo for the spring!
I would love to use peach, light blue and blush!
March 17th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we decided to share some gorgeous green wedding inspiration. Enjoy!
March 14th, 2014 / 1 Comment » / by Table6
Brides Name: Chelsea DeVito
Grooms Name: Brian Cirillo
Photographer: Jeff Kathrien (K&K Photography)
Shoot Location: Ybor City and Downtown Tampa
Planner: Stephanie Crona
Wedding Date: 4/19/14
Wedding Venue: The Birchwood Inn
When and how did you meet? We met in high school! But we didn’t start dating until a few years after graduation
How did he pop the question? He popped the question while we were on a big family vacation on the beautiful island of Curacao!
One personal detail you are putting into the wedding. My uncle will be officiating the ceremony. We are very excited to have such a personal and meaningful ceremony
March 12th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“One thing on your Bucket List”
On my bucket list is to travel to Thailand. I have been many places across the world, but Asia has been untouched thus far and I have always been interested in going to Thailand. Would love to start in the North and travel all the way South to the islands.
I really want to ring in a new year in Times Square. I have heard it is brutally cold, uncomfortably crowded and down right miserable. Nonetheless, I just want to watch that crystal ball drop at midnight! Now I just need someone nutty enough to go with me
I have a two page bucket list already with several checked boxes but one surprising thing on there is that I want to earn payment at least once as a professional interior decorator.
Go to Africa and work at an orphanage.
One thing that has always been on my bucket list is to hop on a flight somewhere with NO BAGGAGE at all. I literally want to walk on to the plane with my purse, and when I arrive to my destination, I want to shop for everything I need for my trip!
One day I want to get certified to be a yoga instructor and create a power flow class that includes my favorite tunes, as well as burn calories!
The one thing that would be on my bucket list would have to be to take a year off and travel the world with my husband and son! My parents always instilled in me the value of learning about and from other cultures and I definitely want to pass this down to my own child.
On my bucket list is a trip to New Zealand! My husband and I almost went after college to work at a resort for a few months, but we decided we didn’t want to be away from our families during the holidays. Ever since then I have still had the itch to go but this time just for vacation!
March 10th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
During a wedding there is so much thought and effort put into every little detail of the big day, so why not put as much thought and effort into the gifts you are giving too? As you near the end of your engagement you want to thank all the people that have helped you up to this point and those that are going to be there supporting you on your wedding day.
So whether it is your bridesmaids, your parents, or new in-laws, if you use these three P’s of gift giving from Personal Creations your gifts are sure to be well received!
Pay Attention: This is big! Start listening to what your bridesmaids are talking about in casual conversation when your doing dress fittings or a luncheon to get some ideas for their gifts.
Personalize: As wedding planners we love this P! Whether it is personalized stationary or custom clutches adding a monogram, a date, or a little message can make a simple gift a little more special. If you are doing something a little more extravagant like a weekend getaway for your parents, pre plan a dinner at a restaurant you know they will like or include a round of golf for dad and a pedicure for mom!
Presentation: Now that you have used the first two P’s to come up with an AMAZING gift, you can’t just stick it in a plain bag! So whether it is a big colorful bow or hand painted wrapping paper, dress up your present in a fun way so looking at it is as much fun as opening it
*Read more about The Three P’s of Great Gifting from Personal Creations.
March 7th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
Kassia & Adam’s Apple Orchard wedding was a casual affair complete with a blue grass band, cowgirl boots and corn hole. Instead of having a traditional cocktail hour after the ceremony Kassia & Adam opted to have cocktail hour before their ceremony! This gave the couple a chance to mingle and greet their guests before they got into the festivities.
After Kassie & Adam tied the knot under a beautiful tree they sat down to dinner with their guests at one long farm table nestled in between two apple orchards. After dinner guests were escorted to the barn where they listened to the blue grass band, danced, and relaxed around the fire pit.
Venue: Ya Ya Apple Orchard
Florist: Fiori Flowers
Photographer: Sarah Box Photography
Hotel: St. Julien & Boulder Marriott
Caterer: Spice of Life Catering
Restrooms: S & B Porta-Bowl
Lighting: Lighting by Scott
Planner: Nicole English – Table 6 Productions Colorado
March 5th, 2014 / No Comments » / by Table6
“One piece of advice for a bride on her wedding day”
My advice for a bride on her wedding day is to take is moment by moment, enjoy your first look, first dance, cutting cake because the day really does flash before your eyes and if you don’t sit back and soak it all in, it will be over before you know it.
My biggest piece of advice for a bride is to hire a professional hair and makeup artist. Even though you think you can do your own, a professional knows how to apply makeup in a way that works best for professional photography. A professional artist also takes the stress off of you that morning. Besides, every bride deserves to be pampered on her wedding day!
Feel beautiful! Seriously, don’t critique yourself AT ALL on your wedding day! I know that as women this is very hard for us to do but every bride deserves to feel like the most beautiful girl in the world on her wedding day. As the bride, let yourself be pampered and feel like a princess! If you are a family or friend of the bride, make her feel special and glamorous. Take care of her on her special day as she will remember it always. Lastly, breathe because your fabulous Table 6 Productions Wedding Planner has it all under control!!!
Go big! It’s your once chance in life to have this fabulous experience with all of your friends and family around you so get yourself the big ball gown, tease your hair, invite everyone you know and party all night long to the biggest band that you can get! (Sidebar: I once took a quiz asking what state I belong in and can you believe that I got Texas?!)
Try not to sweat the small stuff. Hopefully the bride has hired a planner, and can let them do their job, so she can enjoy her family and friends, getting ready, getting married and an amazing party! Too many brides try to focus on things that are not important in the big picture, or try to micromanage things that aren’t controllable. Rather, she should let go, and enjoy, and trust the professionals she has hired. The day goes by SO FAST and you do not want to look back wishing you had relaxed and had fun! Can’t do it over!
Make time to sit down and share a moment with your parents.
Make sure you leave plenty of time for hair & makeup the day of! The last thing you want is to feel rushed while you are suppose to be relaxing, having a mimosa and getting pampered up for your big day.
I think getting a massage the morning of your wedding makes a huge difference. It not only relaxes your muscles but it also relaxes your mind so you can start your day calm and peaceful.