I recently went out of my comfort zone and bought my first animal print dress. To probably 99% of the world, it is no big deal...but it got me thinking about fashion and blasts from the pasts. My last "out of my comfort zone" purchase was a "high low" dress...the dress that has a higher hem in the front (to the knee) and then in the back goes down to past the ankles. I wondered if this "high low" dress was a new idea or if it has been done before. Then I started thinking of wedding gowns for some odd reasons and wanted to see the what the trends have been and how in 2013 we have gone from:
After doing some research and finding this great website. I was stunned to see so many fashions that have come back around. For example, her is the more tasteful "high low" wedding dress:
And then - I feel like I have seen this on some recent celebrities:
..and then I see that ...sigh...there have even been years that may need to be erased:
So, from buying an animal skin dress- to a "high low" dress, I have realized that fashion really does just keep on circling around! Click Here to check out this great website and see all the dresses throughout the years!
In the wedding industry we (as vendors) hear the word "vintage" alot. Like, alot alot. I don't blame those who want to have some vintage flair incorporated in their wedding, because, lets be honest- it's pretty darn great!.
So how does one incorporate vintage flair into their wedding?
It could be in the way of some antique jewelry such as these beauties.
Other people like to bring in old windows and doors and use them as props. Now, if you just don't happen to have a nice vintage looking table, door, or prop around the house- have no fear- the people at A La Crate Vintage Rentals have you covered!
Browsing their website is a lot of fun. There are so many cool things that could make such a statement at your wedding. For example, this vintage suitcase is so beautiful and would be a great card box on the gift table:
Photo Credit: Dodge Creative
They have a warehouse full of props and even do custom writing on chalkboard signs!
If you ware looking for a splash of vintage or antique for your day, check out their website and prepare to be amazed!
Found this picture/saying and had to post this for anyone who is planning a wedding. It is so true. So many times we are focused on one specific idea and if something goes wrong (such as weather) we can stress out about it and it can ruin our day.
When planning a wedding or a function or event, it is imperative to have back-up plans, especially if it is an outside event. It is even more important to be okay with said back-up plan. Knowing that you have a full proof plan, even if plan "A" doesn't work can greatly decrease the stress level. If you are stuck and not sure how to proceed with a plan "B" "C" or "D" - talk to your professional vendors! They have been doing this for a great deal of time and usually have seen many successful and unsuccessful events and can give some great insight.
To be the Best Man or Maid of Honor of a loved one is a privilege. A friend of mine was the best man in his brother’s wedding. Like many of us would, he had a bit of nervousness when deciding what to say in his speech and he wanted to make it original. He decided to put a little extra time and energy into a speech that turned out to be more than memorable.