Friday, January 29, 2010

How to be one of the pretty people on your wedding day.

So with all of these award shows that have been on, there have been a ton of stunning actresses and a ton of beautiful makeup! Now, this is something that I have always loved, makeup that is. When I was younger, I knew I couldn’t afford a Chanel purse, but I could afford Chanel eyeshadow. Dior dress? Probably not, Dior mascara? heck yeah!!! On a side note, I sometimes think about if I would have saved all of that money spent on makeup...I probably could’ve eventually bought a Chanel bag...Save, Schmave. Any who, I love makeup...very, very much and at last weeks SAG awards there was some beautiful hair and makeup, so here are some of my favorite looks and the top three products you need to get the same look.

SAG beauty.001 1.Retro Glamour: Dianna Agron, from Glee, looks amazing! I love the modern take on finger waves! This look is all about the lips and lashes. The red needs to be very blue based, like you just finished drinking red wine! The color should be matte, no super shine here. Also, lashes, lashes everywhere! I would do a whole top center lashes! Definitely takes some practice, but I promise once you get the hang of it, so easy. Finish, with a ton of easy, light mascara in black and perfection. Your skin should just be lightly covered and powdered for a matte finish.

Must have products: Sephora rouge ream lipstick passion red 3, $12; Laura Mercier center lashes, $18; shu uemura basic mascara in black, $27.50.

SAG beauty.002 2.Modern Traditional: Diane Kruger, my favorite person ever!! I love this look because it isn’t crazy, it’s just the perfect modern mixture of your favorite traditional colors. The big money maker with this look is the matte orange red lipstick, love it. The eye is the other essential here is the brow and while this kit I’m suggesting is pricey it is wonderful!!!! You really need the most perfect dynamic brow! It opens up your face more than you will ever know, seriously, just filling in your brows can really change your whole face, in a good way. The actual eye shadow is very simple and almost 80’s which is rarely good, but it works here. It combines a very yellowish tan over the whole lid and bronzy reddish brown in the crease. This looks doesn’t require much more than a cream foundation that leaves you dewy and even. Lots of black mascara and you are all set.

Must have products: YSL Eye Quad in Sahara, $56; Anastasia Brow Kit, $75; Nars lipstick in heat wave, $22.

SAG beauty.003 3.Sexy and Smokey: Christina Hendricks is rocking the smokey eye and the reason this can work for a wedding is because it’s not done in shades of grey or black, but soft browns and creams. The lighter color goes all over the eye, lid to eyebrow bone, then take the darker brown and apply to the lid and be gutsy and make a very definite cat eye. Using a blending brush you can blend the taupe pink tone into the dark brown to soften it up. The you go freaking crazy with that liner!!! Follow the lash line closely on the top and then hit up the inner eye rim on the bottom. That’s why the eyeliner must be waterproof. The lip just needs to be lightly glazed with a peachy pink gloss. The face is very naked, choose a very dewy finish foundation and a soft pink blush.

Must have products: Smashbox eyeshadow trio in headshot, $28;Smashbox jet set liner in midnight black, $22, Stila lip glaze in apricot, $22.

SAG beauty.004 4.Clean and Simple : Sandra Bullock is having the best year of her life. Good for her, she still looks as good as the “While you Were Sleeping” days...hell, she looks even better! I love this makeup because it isn’t basic, but it is. Just by switching up the normal black liner with a slate blue, she completely changes it up. The eyeshadow just needs to be champagne-y colored eyeshadow all over maybe a slightly darker color for the crease, but completely line the eye with the blue. Now, I love this lip and it is definitely a layered lip. I would go for a nice peach/brown/pink colored lipstick, very close to your lip color, but with some sparkle, then add a wonderful sheer peach/pink/nude color over it to give you a full and shiny lip. love! The rest of the face is just evened out with a dewy foundation.

Must have products: Clinique colour surge lip stick in adore u, $14; Nars lip gloss in Roman Holiday, $24; Makeup Forever cream liner in matte turquoise, $20.

SAG beauty.005 5.Bronzed Bombshell: Lea Michelle looked the best I have ever seen her on the red carpet. This look is all about the bronzer! It’s everywhere with even more dusted on the cheek bone. You want to look sunkissed...not orange or splotchy, so with a fluffy blush brush, trace a three on your face starting just above the eyebrow, down to the cheek bone, then down to the chin. Finish with a light dusting on your nose. Basically, the places you would get sunburned. (**subliminal message: wear sunscreen always! even on a cloudy day**) The eyebrow must be filled in! A thick strong brow really makes this. The eye is just full of lashes and black mascara. The lip is also a strong feature in this look, not because it’s a crazy color, but because she has beautiful full lips...so rock a nearly sheer lip plumping gloss to get her delightful nude pout.

Must have products: Too Face bronzer in sun bunny, $27; Dior lip maximizer, $29.50; Anastasia perfect brow pencil, $22.

SAG beauty.006 6.Ice Princess: Kate Hudson is pretty awesome. I would totally believe her if she told me she never used botox. You can see the wrinkles around her eyes, mouth, and forehead. They aren’t gross and if anything they make her look sexier...like she’s lived! The alien injectables queen herself, Nicole Kidman, should take note! Okay, back to the subject. The ice princess look can be tricky because it can very quickly go from pretty and ethereal to junior prom in the 80’s mixed with the actual ice capades. Not to much sparkle. The eyeshadow needs to be a pretty palette of icy peaches, purples, and pinks. Avoid straight up white. The eye is a light pinky tone all over, with a darker shade worked into the crease blended with a medium shade. To make your eyes look wide and bright, add a dot of the lightest color to the inner corner of your eye, trust me it works. A slick of black liner and mascara and you are done. Your foundation needs to be dewy, but completely without sparkle or luminizers, just to even out your skintone. Then swipe the cheeks with a luminescent blush/bronzer so your cheeks to give yourself a fairy princess glow. Finish with a nice light pink gloss and voila.

Must have products: Dior 5 colour eyeshadow in petal shine, $58; Clinique fresh bloom all over colour in almond blossom, $29.50; Fresh lip gloss in sugar charm, $18.

All products can be found at Sephora because I think that is the easiest makeup store to shop from. No pushy sales people, they let you take home samples of everything, and they are great to shop from online. No, Sephora didn’t pay me to say that!

Until we meet again, stay bridal and don’t worry makeup doesn’t count toward the total budget...or at least mine didn’t!!!

Lauren

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ask Morgan: What do I need ask when looking at venues?

Question: Morgan, I have a venue in mind that I want to get married at but have no clue what I am supposed to to or ask! Are there specific questions or points I need to touch on? I want to be sure there are no surprises down the line. Help-Mandy

Telfair Museum WeddingAnswer: Mandy, don’t stress first of all. When I am hired and I begin to contact venues here are the questions and points that I touch on.

  • What are the available dates?
  • What are the rates? Are off season or Friday/Sunday rates different?
  • What is the capacity of the venue?
  • Can we bring in outside vendors? If not, what is the list of vendors that must be used?

TIP: If you are allowed to bring in your bar vendor or just hire bartenders and you supply the alcohol, this could save you a few thousand dollars on guest list of 100+. But be sure you or your bar vendor have Wedding Insurance, Liquor License, and a Liability License. (Wedding insurance should offer this)

  • Does your venue require wedding insurance?
  • Is there a full kitchen for the caterer? If not, where would the caterer stage?
  • When can we access the space? How many hours are we allowed for use?

TIP: Make sure to factor in at least 3 hours for set up and 1 hour for breakdown. As a wedding professional, I would prefer more time for setup but it can be done in 3 comfortably.

  • Is there a noise ordinance? What time is it enforced?
  • Can we use the space as a backup if our ceremony site gets rained out? Is there an additional fee? How far in advance do you need to know?

TIP: As a wedding planner, I like to talk with my couples and make that call early that morning at the latest to ensure that all vendors are aware of the changes, decor can be re-set, guests will be informed and there is no running around last minute. Some will make it the night before if the chance of bad weather is eminent.

  • Do we need an appointment to view the site?
  • What is the deposit?
  • Will you do a courtesy hold? (Only ask if you haven't committed to the venue, it isn't fair to others!)
  • What are the stipulations for decor? (Can we hang from the ceiling, felt tips on chairs, etc)
  • Is there someone onsite throughout the night?

I hope that helps! Remember, you can always ask questions and there is no question not worth asking!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Win Free Calligraphy or a $50 Gift Card, just by telling us how you got engaged!

He asked and you said YES! We want to know how! Every proposal, big or small, is important to you and we want to know what made yours so special.

Tell us why your engagement was the best, most unique, or even downright funny. Submit your story of how your fiancé proposed and why you should win the grand prize. To increase your chances, send us a tweet or leave us a short message on Facebook on why your proposal should win. Make sure you follow or friend us when submit so that we can link to you if you win!

Email Submissions by February 7th with the follow to:

  • Your Names
  • Your Wedding Date
  • Your Wedding Location
  • Picture of you and your fiancé
  • Short description of how he/she proposed

Must be a fan/follower of Morgan Gallo Events on Facebook and/or Twitter

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FREE Calligraphy for 40 invitations

(Inner and Outer Envelopes with amazing styles to pick from)

A value of over $125.00+ courtesy of Jennifer Borkowski Designs

2nd Place will be awarded the prize not chosen by the 1st place winner.

3 Finalist will be posted on our blog and be voted on by our fellow vendors, followers, and clients. Winner will be announced on our Blog on February 14th.

Good luck and we cant wait hear all of the amazing stories you have to share!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

How to avoid the Golden Globe no-nos on your wedding day.

So, I posted a blog earlier in the week on all of the glorious gowns we saw last Sunday at the Golden Globes, but today I thought I would review the uglier side of the red carpet...or as I like to call it the fun side!!!! Celebrities are great to look to for fashion advice, but sometimes it’s also good to learn by mistakes. Here are my top 5 no-nos and how to avoid them.

    golden globes ick.005 5) Chloe Sevigny in Valentino. Now here’s the thing, I don’t hate this dress, in fact, if it was a bit less ruffly around the mid section, I might even love this, but alas, it looks a hot mess. The gown is truly “wearing her.” She’s a weird one for sure, but if you see at a Big Love premiere event, she looks smoking hot in a bright orange number. Her hair and makeup are fresh, but not overdone...unlike the globes where it looks like hair and makeup were an afterthought. So, think about your wedding day ensemble and if it’s not perfect don’t be afraid to belt the waist or have it tailored differently than it was meant to.

golden globes ick.0044) Julianne Moore in Balenciaga. Here is a perfect example of a runway gown not translating to the red carpet. On a 7 foot tall 98 pound model I bit this outfit looked HOOOTTTT. But on Moore it looks more like a statement of fashion than a pretty dress. She has absolutely no shape. But if you look at the unbelievable YSL gown she wore to the ‘03 Oscars, it’s like night and day. The silhouette is stunning on her curves and she looks sexy...not like she is hiding a beer gut. So, as tempting as it is to be trendy, if the trend involves making you appear shapeless, skip it.

golden globes ick.0033) Liona Lewis in some ugly prom dress. I have say that this woman is the most terribly dressed woman in Hollywood. She has a knack for wearing very ill fitting clothes, this monstrosity is a perfect example...her boobs, hips, waist all blend together into one wonky mess. She also never seams to be able to get her outfit, accessories, and hair and makeup to match. So, if you are having a beach wedding a tight formal chignon is probably not the right way to go. Unfortunately, I have no good pictures of Leona, she is a beautiful girl who can saaaaaang, but she can’t dress to save her life, she should hire me. Avoid, everything she wears :)

golden globes ick.0022) Heidi Klum in Roberto Cavalli. Now Heidi Klum reaches outside of the fashion norm quite a bit and for that she should be commended. I usually give her props for her style, even if I don’t like the gown, but this Barbie meets Miss Texas look is unforgivable. How could such a beautiful women look so silly? It was raining, so we won’t deduct full marks for the super flat hair, which should’ve just gone up...but this dress. How do you make Heidi Klum look lumpy? This terrifying dress! Think? If Heidi can’t pull this dress off, then what normal woman could??? Here are some perfect examples of how fashion forward can be fabulous! She wore the silver Armani Prive to the Emmy’s and the red John Galliano to the Oscars. She was wearing these original pieces of art and doing it in such a sophisticated way. So, flattering and fashion forward equals good. Barbie equals bad. got it. good. Also, don’t fight the elements, if you know that your hair is going to go crazy flat wear it up. I got married in Savannah in the dead of summer and my giant Italian hair was out of control...I didn’t fight it, curly and up. Done.

golden globes ick.0011) Christian Hendricks in Christian Siriano. Wow, wow, wow. This mama has some out of control knockers and she is stunning. This gown does nothing for her, absolutely nothing. I mean, I appreciate how little her waist is and little it looks with all of the cinching, but that growth coming out of her hip is just ghastly. She looks fat! She isn’t fat! She’s sexy, curvy, and surprisingly tiny...so to wear a gown that makes her look anything but is just...NO! Plus, the color is not good...well I mean if it was 1993...maybe, not to mention that she looks Casper pale because the color has so much pink in it her skin looks dull. Even, her hair looks sad. The fabric choice also gives me the stink eye...cheap is the only word that comes to mind. Let’s recall the glory that was “the green gown” more specifically the Tadashi she wore to the Emmys. I mean, gasp! Perfection. She glows, her boobs look amazing, but the cinching around the waist and the seam down the middle just emphasizes her truly tiny waist. The slit is sexy...but not too high. I love the gold strappy sandals that make her look as though her legs go on for miles. She looks like a fairy. So big note, especially if you are a curvy girl, don’t pile on unnecessary ruffles and details! Simply showing off your curves is enough.

So, I think the moral of the story is don’t be tacky, make sure that you are flattering your body, and don’t let trends wear you! You are in control of what you wear, so just make sure that you are doing your body proud. And I think I said this before...don’t be tacky.

So until we meet again, stay bridal and please don’t look a hot mess on your wedding day...I will make fun you behind your back...sorry, I have no soul.

Lauren

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Monday, January 18, 2010

How to use the trends at the Golden Globes at your wedding.

So red carpet season is like my playoffs! I am glued to the television every Sunday, January - March watching celebrities arrive to be honored for their work...but who cares about that?! It’s all about the fashion, who looks amazing and who looks a hot mess!! Award season also sets the tone for trends for the spring, summer, and sometimes even fall. Golden Globes 2010 were less than thrilling for me fashion-wise, but there were some definite trends that would absolutely work for your wedding.  golden globes.003  Colors: So the color de jour were all shade s of purple, hot pink, pale pink, and nude. Seriously, that was about it. Some folks went crazy and wore other colors or boring black, but that is what’s in. Purple has had a super long run, I mean it’s been “hip” for longer than normal in the fashion world. I think what the red carpet is changing about purple are the shades, there are no rules. You can wear it bright, deep, ombre, basically anyway you want. So I think that these shades for your bridesmaids gowns are a refreshing and vibrant way to add this chic color to your wedding. Look at Sandra Bullock, Zoe Saldana, Emily Blunt, and Drew Barrymore all wearing shades of pink and purple and each one is so different and singular. I would even love a mixture of all of these shades in the bridesmaids gowns, very chic.

golden globes.002Asymmetry: I think the one shoulder looks has evolved quite a bit since it first hit the fashion scene. It’s much more delicate and architectural, than it’s boring predecessors. I love Marion Cotillard’s green Dior! The one shoulder is perfectly structured and fitted! And Anna Kendrick in her Marchesa stunner, the one shoulder is perfect and interesting. While this is a bold choice, it doesn’t detract from her face, in fact, it might actually draw your eye up! This is an easy look to wear on your bridal gown or on your bridesmaids.

golden globes.001Sheer Fabrics with Glitter: There was a lot of sparkle, but very soft and mostly placed delicately on light, almost sheer fabrics. Instead of head to toe glitter it was very easy and modest. It’s all about that fairy-like glitz, nothing crazy, just the perfect amount of sparkle so that when you move it catches the light just right! Jennifer Garner, Drew Barrymore and Paula Patton all rocked this trend and I think that this is the perfect trend to use for wedding gowns. It can be so sexy and understated. golden globes.004

Now if you notice, all of these gowns overlap into different categories, so don’t be afraid to mix trends. They are all soft enough, that you won’t look like fashion overkill. I mean look at Drew Barrymore’s Atelier Versace, it was a perfect example of all three trends. It was an amazing pale adobe pink, it’s one shoulder, and a sheer sparkly fabric! See! And she looked unbelievable!!! Don’t be scared to try everything! golden globes.005

Until we meet again, stay bridal and rock out like a celebrity...or better! Remember real is sexy!

Lauren

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Vendor Highlight-Meet a Savannah Calligrapher

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Name: Bride Kielty Whelan

Business: Calligrapher

Years in Business: 25

Website: www.savannahcalligraphy.com

Short description of your services:

Hand lettering that includes envelope addressing for weddings, party and special events. Also, original designs for wedding invitations, place cards, menus, poems are also available. image

What is the price range for your calligraphic services:

General charges for wedding calligraphy is $2.00 per outside envelope, (4 – 5 lines) and $1.00 for inside envelope,( 1 - 2) lines. Place/Reception cards are gratis. The overall cost rarely exceeds the price of two extra guests attending the wedding.

Prices for other design projects are available on request (912-495-0350) or on my website. I am also on TheKnot, and my email is

Have you had any unique requests? What were they?

I have been asked to letter a marriage proposal as a “report” under the guise of the Bride receiving business information.

How many different styles/fonts do you offer?

I can duplicate most typefaces, However,the most popular request is Copperplate script or roundhand Script. I also do many projects in color. I letter with gouache paint to match or coordinate the décor of the event or the invitation.

What should a couple take into account when thinking about doing calligraphy for their invites and picking a calligrapher?

A Calligrapher is a lettering artist, trained and skilled in the art of illumination.

Often, personal referral is the best source for hiring a calligrapher. Prospective clients should review the portfolio or research the website of the calligrapher. You must look for someone with skill who can accept and finish a job on time, and with accuracy, according to the lists of attendees submitted by the Bride. The Knot.com, and is an excellent source for comparison.

Why calligraphy over another option (printing, them writing them, etc)?

If your penmanship is fantastic, go for it, but remember it is an anxiety producing job. Blank envelopes are very intimidating to an unskilled hand. It is very difficult to use a computer to  print addresses on envelopes. The glued flap often melts in the printer, and can create problems, such as smudging or crinkling. This is costly and very time consuming. It is more efficient to let a professional, with references and experience, do the job.

How long would you need to complete the order?

I usually ask that blank envelopes be delivered to me two weeks before the Bride intends to mail the invitations. Time is needed to check, stuff and seal the envelopes after the lettering is completed. The mailing is done six to eight weeks before the wedding. The invitations and envelopes need to be ordered at least three months before the wedding date.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

How to find your signature scent.

We all like to smell good...right? Of course we do, but sometimes finding a perfume that fits your style and personality can be difficult and downright stinky. Don’t you hate the spritzer folks in department stores chasing you around spraying nastiness in your face?! I do. So I am going to tell you the best ways to find your perfect scent.

I happened upon mine by accident. I was walking through an Ulta beauty store with my sister and I stopped at Chanel no 5, I had to try it! So I sprayed some on and was unimpressed, we kept shopping and then went home. I kept smelling something really tasty...I had no idea. I kept asking my mom, “what smells so good?” and then, holy crow, I sniffed my wrists and realized it was me! After working with my body chemistry it turned out that Chanel no 5 was my scent. It really is a testament to not judging the smell on a tester strip, you have to try it on. And remember just because it smells good on a friend doesn’t mean it will smell the same on you. I will never forget shopping with my Aunt Char, we walked by and sprayed on some Calvin Klein Euphoria, gag! It was repulsive, but on my Aunt it smelled perfect, fresh and exotic...on me it smelled toxic and medicinal. So, first rule, don’t judge by first sniff.

scent.001 When trying on perfumes, make sure you are fresh and clean. And just in case it isn’t obvious, don’t wear perfume to the smelling. I suggest going to places like Ulta or Sephora where the sales people tend to leave you alone if you say no thanks. I think it’s a good idea to do research ahead of time, so you can have 4 scents in mind that you must try. By doing some reading before you shop you can also avoid spraying on a scent with notes of smells you hate. If you hate floral smells then you should avoid Britney Spears’ Believe or if you hate amber it’s probably best you don’t use Narciso Rodriguez for her, so on and so forth. So once you know your 4 testers spray one on your left wrist, another on your right wrist and the remaining two on your left and right elbow bit. Make sure you get a direct spray, no cross contamination. Smell each one moments after applying. Make use the coffee beans which should be out on display, they help clear out the previous scent and neutralize your sense of smell before inhaling the next. Genius right!?scent.002 

Now, it’s easy. Wait. Yes, that’s right wait. Give it at least 10-20 minutes before taking your next smell test. And that’s it. Which one smells the best? Purchase and continue to smell delicious. I suggest avoiding any kind of “boxed set” as the lotion and body washes are generally a waste of money because while the smell good in the bottle and while you are lathering them on, but the smell generally doesn’t last. I would rather spend that extra money to buy the good stuff.

scent.003Speaking of “the good stuff” let’s talk about the three different types of perfume and why some cost a lot more. The difference between the three really has to do with the ratio of ethanol or a mixture of water and ethanol to the percentage of actually perfume oil.

The mac daddy is parfum, it has a much higher percentage of aromatic compounds typically 20%. This formula is the most concentrated and long-lasting fragrance. It’s the most pure form of the scent and man is it expensive. You only need a small amount, so this stuff can last a really long time. I think that a fancy bottle of parfum can be a delightful treat for special events, like your wedding!!!

The next step down is eau de parfum, which has a lower percentage of aromatic compounds around 15%. This is what I consider the most used type of parfum. The price is much easier to digest and I think the most reasonable of the three and what the average women buys. It is very close in smell to the higher concentrated parfum, but still not as strong.

The step below is eau de toilette spray, which is lighter and is used more like an all over body spray. The percentage of aromatic compounds is only around 5%. You still get the aroma, but it’s more appropriate for a spritz before you head to the grocery store or when you need a quick pick me up.

So, I hope that this has demystified the world of perfume and made you a little bit more comfortable with shopping for your perfect scent.

Until we meet again, stay bridal and don’t be the stinky kid in class...no one likes the stinky kid.

Lauren

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Real Savannah Wedding: Kate and Jamey Part 2-Reception

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So, after a very emotional and tender ceremony, the party moved to the ever so beautiful and historic Metts Mansion, for a night filled with dinner and dancing! We set up the reception behind the house in the courtyard area and served cocktails and appetizers in the house and around the front porch in true southern style! Mason jars served as the signature drink cocktail container and doubled their guests table assignments. The tables were named after different people, places and things associated with the era, like the Great Gatsby, Flappers, Algonquin Roundtable, and so forth. Each table had beautiful white spray orchids, that sat in silver vintage vase and were surrounded by jeweled votives for their centerpieces. And who but of course made the cake…..Custom Cakes (YUM)! Atop of the three tier swirled cake was a very appropriate giraffe (Jamey) and bride (Kate) topper. It was SO CUTE! My favorite part of the night thought, was when they did their first dance. It was a surprise…even to me..I had no idea. Kate and Jamey spent months having it choreographed and it was surely something that expressed and portrayed who they were and showed their love for each other. I wish I had a video tape of it…you would see what I mean. Out of all the first dances, this one resonates the most for me. They sat down for an amazing family style dinner and then proceeded to dance the night away for hours with their closest friends and family.  Kate and Jamey had some of the most amazing and caring friends and I believe that this is part of why this day was so unforgettable. When you surround yourself with great people who know how to have fun, the rest will all fall into place. Thank you for allowing me to share in your lives then and now. I cannot wait for what the future holds for our friendship! (See you next week for dinner!) :)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Real Savannah Wedding: Kate and Jamey Part 1-Ceremony

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I just love these two! I don’t even know where to begin. The relationship that these two share is addicting! A moment never goes by that they aren’t laughing, joking, or being goofy with each other and everyone around them. It is just THEM and I LOVE IT. I actually had the privilege to attend their engagement party and get to know more of their friends and family before the big day and from that point on I knew that our relationship was going extend longer than planning their wedding! (In fact we are going to dinner next week!) :) We started with a color scheme of black, white and apple green and then explored ways to infuse vintage and roaring 20’s into the mix. We decided that Forsyth Park was perfect site for their nuptials since it was right beside their reception site and guests could walk to avoid the parking catastrophe that Savannah always presents to guests! Wanting to not take away from the beauty and essence of the park, we kept the decor to a minimum with a touch of class. The aisle was lined with candled filled lanterns and we had special pew cones made to showcase the great damask pattern we used on the vases at the reception and filled them with shades of white and green flowers and foliage.  Geoff L. Johnson made sure every moment never went un-noticed and their day was documented in true fashion of Jamey and Kate style….the last picture speaks volumes!

Tune in tomorrow for Part 2-The Reception!

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Friday, January 8, 2010

How to use this season’s hottest color in your wedding.

 

This season’s hottest decor color is bright, cheery, and makes you feel happy...any ideas? It’s sunny...still no? Well, for fear of this little game getting old, I will tell you, it’s yellow! Yay! I swear I haven’t been drinking, it’s just such a versatile and lively color to add to a spring or summer wedding, heck I even love yellow in a Fall wedding, but let us stick to the season’s at hand. Here are a few of my favorite color combos and a few tips on how to use them for your big day.

 yellow.002Feeling Sassy: Mix Yellow and Purple. Now I prefer for this to be a rich golden yellow and a deep eggplant purple, paler shades of these colors can be beautiful, but you run the risk of having your wedding look like a 8 year old girls room. This color combo is one of my favorites! I love color blocking these colors...for example, have your girls wear a deep eggplant color and carry a rich golden yellow bouquet and vice-versa. What I also like about this and well, actually all of these color combos, is that white goes perfectly with the combinations with being distracting. Yay! Save money!!! The white plates, white chairs, you are able to go with what’s available.

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Feeling Demure: Mix yellow and White. Now depending on how this is done, it can actually come across quite modern. So, I love it either way. This can be bright yellow or pale yellow, either way the statement is made. These colors are soft and elegant, personally I think that this is a more sunny way to do a mostly white wedding. The yellow really just adds a certain richness. There really can be a billion different ways to mix these two colors, just by playing with the tone. I think if you are going to go this direction that to make it really clean, try and not have any more contrasting colors. ALL white and yellow.

yellow.003 Feeling up for a Threesome: Ew,you perv, I mean three colors. Try Yellow, Grey, and Turquoise. This trio of colors is among my absolute favorite. Now I would have yellow and grey act as the main colors, like most of the pictures shown, but then just add a few pops of the turquoise. I think this is a way to doll it up a bit, give a bit of umph. If you notice in the picture with the grey and yellow, it looks kind of bland, I think that if they would have thrown a splash of turquoise it would lighten the mood a bit. Perhaps one of the plates? or maybe if the napkins were patterned turquoise and grey. Fabulous!!!

Slight variation instead of turquoise use a dark apple green. amazing. You want the color to be dark, no neons, but it still needs to be bright.

So those are just a few of my favorite color combos using yellow. Hope that’s helpful! If you have any questions or have another fabulous way to use yellow in your wedding, do tell!!!

Until we meet again, stay bridal and live life on the sunny side of the street.

Lauren

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