Music is so mega important to most brides and I feel a lot of brides are now looking to alternative songs to walk down the aisle to. So I have put together a list of my favorite rock ballads and alternative songs for your wedding walk. However, I must warn you, that these are very non-traditional songs, but so so good! And classics never die!
Whatever your taste, the music is about you and reflects your personality. If you are an alternative bride, a classic bride, a contemporary bride, there is a lot of music to choose from. I just love the hair bands from the 80′s and it’s always fun to jam out to. Imagine your guests lip singing to Sweet Chid of Mine while walking down the aisle. Definitely a way to get the party started!
Greek for “wind flower”, the Anemone is believed to have sprung from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis…
Anemone Flowers are a beautiful wedding flower choice for boutonnieres, bridal bouquets, cake decorations and wedding decoration. Anemones are delightful, dynamic, delicate spring flowers that come in an array of colors, but today I am focusing on the Black and White Anemones. I personally think their most charming feature is the striking center of the flower – sometimes black and intricate, surrounded by white which always catches the eye.
Anemones are perfect for adding a little drama and interest to your bouquet. They are also lovely to stare at in a centerpiece, AND they are not strongly fragrant and therefore will not overtake the delicious smell of food.
Here are my favorite floral Friday pics of the day!
I love how eye catching this flower is and how dramatic but yet simple it can be. I just love them! If you are in amore with anemones too, pick them up for your wedding. They are at their best when they are in season: from winter to early spring. Nows the time!
After the whirlwind and the dizzy frenzy of your wedding, it’s now time to take it easy. I know you must be saying “that’s what the honeymoon is for” and I agree. However, waiting until the post wedding dust settles before you venture out on a long honeymoon can help you unwind and prepare before you really let loose.
This is a debate that is ultimately left up to the new couple. Be that as it may, there are numerous reasons for waiting at least a day or two, or even longer, after the wedding to go on your honeymoon. Such as, unwrapping your wedding gifts, making sure your vendors are all paid in full, finish any last minute honeymoon packing or preparing, and maybe even have your dress dry cleaned and stored away. If you still have a lot of out of town guests in town for your wedding,it seems like a bummer to waste the opportunity of seeing them by dashing off immediately after the wedding. You probably didn’t have a chance to really sit down and chat with your family and friends at the wedding. Think about sticking around an extra couple of days in order to do some catching up with them. This is also a great time to spend some time in the new home together. Here are some great ideas in post wedding, pre honeymoon excitement that can help you enjoy your honeymoon to the fullest! Take a load off!
During the planning of your wedding, I have no doubt that getting sleep was a foreign concept. ”What’s sleep????” Sleep: noun: A condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. – Webster Dictionary. You probably need to catch up on this…
And there you have it. Relax and take time getting things in order before jet-setting off to your destination. You won’t have to worry about those annoying little details when you get back. You can relax and fully enjoy your honeymoon and return home with no major issues or deadlines. Ease into your new life as a married couple.
As we wrap up New York Fashion week today, which also happens to be the memorial of 9/11 (We will never forget, bless), I would like to take a minute and talk about what inspired us. What we loved. AND what could translate into a wedding gown. Whatever your style, New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear has you covered. From bold color blocking to chic lines, beautiful drapery and structured designs, here are my favorite picks for this season that translates easily to the gown of your dreams.
Alex Wang is the master of chic simplicity. I love the way this dress hangs and drapes. The shoulder details adds a bit of surprise to this classic silhouette.
We are so fortunate to live in one of the most, if not the most, beautiful state in the U.S. (In my humble opinion of course). Colorful Colorado! And now is the time to see it’s color at it’s peak, to whitness the aspens change color in all of it’s glory. But where do you go and how do you know when to see them? I’m here to help! Please keep in mind, that this is an estimate as exact dates greatly depend on the weather. However, use this as a general guide to your road trip to color!
Peak-to-Peak Scenic and Historic Byway-Black Hawk to Estes Park. Take Colorado 119 from Black Hawk north to Nederland then follow Colorado 72 to Raymond, then proceed on Colorado 7 past Longs Peak to Estes Park.
Guanella Pass South from Georgetown. At Grant, turn right on US 285 to the top of Kenosha Pass.
Poudre Canyon. Colorado 14 through Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins to the top of Cameron Pass.
Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway; West from Pueblo on Colorado 96. The route climbs into the Wet Mountains and descends into the Wet Mountain Valley.
Highway of Legends Scenic and Historic Byway, wrapping around the West and East Spanish Peak.
For obvious reasons, Fall (Autumn) is my absolute favorite time of year. The first crisp kiss on your cheek during evening walks with a warm coffee in hand is divine. Keep the changing of the seasons in mind for a beautiful destination wedding too. It’s a short window, but totally worth it!