Wednesday, April 29, 2015

DIY Suspended Tassel Backdrop

When working with clients in designing their wedding venue, I always try to create a focal point in the room. For their ceremony venue, it is usually where the vows are exchanged. For the reception, it is usually where the head table is going to be. A focal point can be created with props or lighting. The absolutely easiest way is to create a backdrop.

Backdrops can be designed and assembled on the day by a professional wedding decorator. If you are more the hands on type or want to create something one of a kind, here is stunning backdrop you can create with some patience and lots of yarn. (Full instructions here.)

If you are creating this backdrop, what color scheme would you use? And how many tassels would you create?

 ~Monica Hui
Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
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DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
-Yarn (we used various shades of blues and teal)
-Manilla Rope
-Scissors
-Gold Spray Paint
-Gold Leaf
-Spray Adhesive
DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

DIY suspended tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/diy-suspended-tassel-backdrop

Anna Naphtali,

Monday, April 27, 2015

Get Clear Skin for Your Wedding

With every slight weather change, lack of sleep, or stress, my face breaks outs and tells me who's boss. Losing this control and seeing my face full (exaggeration) of spots makes me freak out and start doing everything I can. Not to mention use every single product I own.

If you are a bride in a similar situation - currently being freaked out, I suggest taking the following to help eliminate stress before your wedding and hopefully clear your skin up.

1. Get more sleep
If this is not possible, at least get the amount of sleep you usually get. Sleeping will help lower stress and allow your skin to heal. Extra bonus, use your facial products at night when you sleep so they have the chance to work it's magic and not get rubbed off during the day.



2. Eat healthier
No brainer on this one. You've heard of the phrase "You are what you eat." Well, I believe "You look what you eat." If you tend to eat fast food and generally crap food, your body is not going to like that. Your body will tell you through digestion, energy levels, and your face. (If you are slow at noticing change in your body, you will finally notice it on your face.)



3. Workout
Working out will release toxins from your body and improve energy levels. Extra bonus, you will get an awesome body before your big day.



4. Get facials
This can be done at home or out if you want to pamper yourself. The goal of facials is to deep skin your skin and prep it for your big day. If you can afford it, you might want to consider getting facials from a professional once a month before your big day. Your skin will thank you. As will your photographer when touching up your photos.



5. Emergency kit
Pack an emergency kit for your wedding, dedicated to your skin. Of course, you will be having your coverup make up with you, but also include any spot treatments you are using too. Make sure you read the labels though, after using some products you should not be in the sun. (Example: wedding pictures outside.)  



If you have any other tips or great products to suggest, please let me know! My skin and I are currently freaking out.

 ~Monica Hui
Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Turn Your Wedding Attire Into Keepsakes

If you have found your dream wedding gown and have intentions to keep it, here are some ideas on how to make it an even more special keepsake! Let us know what plans you have to make your wedding gown a keepsake of your own!

 ~Monica Hui
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Put your wedding date on the inside hem of your wedding gown. (Extra bonus: do it in blue thread so it can be your something blue.)
Personalized Fashion

Add your monogram on the inside of your wedding gown.
Personalized Fashion

Or your veil.
Personalized Fashion

Personalize your heels with your new married name!
Personalized Fashion

Good luck message on the bottom of your heels from your bridesmaids.
Personalized Fashion

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DIY Gem Place Card Holders

Last weekend one of my brides asked me what are place cards and if they are necessary. I told her that it is only necessary if you would like assigned seating at your wedding reception. Translation: you would like specific people to sit in a specific seat at your wedding. If you don't have a preference and would just like people to sit at a specific table, you just need a seating chart. (Whole other story here.)

You might think place cards are formal, fussy, and just another thing you have to do before the wedding but there are easy DIY alternatives that can be done way in advance to the wedding. The DIY below is the perfect example. Actually, it is quite a gem. (haha)

 ~Monica Hui
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Images from Harwell Photography and instructions from Lemiga Events.

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

For this project, you will need:
-¼” wood blocks (available at Michaels)
-glue (hot glue or Aleen’s tacky glue work well)
-oversized acrylic gems – I found a big bag of assorted shapes and colors at Michaels, but you can also pick your color and buy in bulk here
-Liquid Gilding in the color of your choice (Optional)
-paint brush (Optional)

1. Use a line of glue at the bottom of each block to glue it to the bottom of the gem. Use a folded piece of paper to leave some space at the top of the block for the escort card to slide in. Let dry.

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

2. Leave your gem colors as is, or paint them all a uniform metallic with liquid gilding paint. Let dry.

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

That's it!
diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

Monday, April 20, 2015

Finding Your Bridal Style

Often the first things you get asked after you get engaged is: "What kind of bride will you be?" You then will hear this question again and again when wedding vendors meet you and attempt to gauge your wedding style. Not sure what to tell them? Check out this infographic. It might provide you the answer you need (for all those times you get asked the same question!)

 ~Monica Hui
Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
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Beau Coup

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lihi Hod 2015 Collection

The brand new 2015 collection from Lihi Hod has a modern take on the classic silhouettes. The gowns have a super feminine and sexy-chic vibe. If you are looking for a modern gown that makes you feel sexy yet appropriate for your big day, check out the gowns from this collection! 

 ~Monica Hui

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Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Alice

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Drees - Almond

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Drees - Anastacia

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Antique Violet

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Ashley

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Blanca

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Jennifer

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Maple Tree

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Midnight Ballerina

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Misty Rose

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Noelle

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - Sophia

Lihi Hod 2015 Wedding Dress - White Orchid



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to Use Your Mom's Wedding Gown At Your Wedding

This post is dedicated to the brides with a momzilla that wants you to wear her wedding gown. The power of momzilla is just too strong to say no to and you are at a lost as to how you can get out of wearing her wedding gown. An easy out would be if it doesn't fit. However, if it does, you have an issue. Here are some ways you can include your mom's wedding gown in your wedding by honoring it without wearing it.

Wrap your bouquet with a swatch of your mom's wedding gown.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

Make it part of a necklace.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

Use a piece of lace to make a keepsake garter.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

Take a picture with your mom in her wedding gown in the background.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

Display your mom's gown at your wedding ceremony. Better yet, include your grandma's and great grandma's wedding gowns if you have them too.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

For the dad's - cut up one of your dad's shirt and include it with your wedding gown. This could be your something blue.
Sweet Ideas for Parents

What do you think of these ideas? Would you dare to suggest one of these? If not, just send your mom a link to this post. It might work out or it might backfire because she now knows you call her momzilla behind her back. Good luck!

 ~Monica Hui
Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Sale on All Wedding Gowns

We are having a Spring Sale on ALL of the wedding gowns we have in stock! 25% off all sale gowns and 10% off our regular inventory. 

The sale is from May 1st - 10th, 2015. Book an appointment today online on our website. If you bring your mom in on May 10th, Mother's Day, we will have a special treat for your mom too! 

Check out the stunning gowns in our sale inventory and regular inventory. Don't miss this opportunity to get your dream gown at a fraction, of a fraction of retail cost! 


Sign Painting Course by E.C. Matthews, 1954

Friday, April 10, 2015

Finding The Right Wedding Veil For You

With wedding season just around the corner, most summer brides are now concentrating on finding the right accessories to complete their wedding look. One of the key wedding accessories is a wedding veil. Most brides feel a veil is too traditional and maybe even reminds them of their mom's wedding pictures, but trust me, that little piece of tulle on your head is the icing on the cake. It WILL make you feel more like a bride. 

Veils come in a variety of lengths. Once you have figured out the length of veil you would like, you can start to look for veils with designs that complement your wedding gown. You don't want them to compete against each other. The wedding gown should still and always be the showstopper. The veil is like a bridesmaid, just trying their best to help. 

The last thing you will want to do is to bring your veil to the hair stylist that will be doing your hair on your wedding day. He/she will have to work this veil into your hair and consider what your hair will look like if you chose to remove the veil for the wedding reception. (Of note: While most brides just wear their veil at the wedding ceremony. There are no hard and fast rules preventing you from wearing your veil the entire day.)

Check out the picture below that explains the different lengths of wedding veils. Good luck with your search!


 ~Monica Hui
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Source: Brides.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Seasonal Flower Guide: Spring

One of the best ways to save money on your wedding bouquet is by having it made with seasonal flowers. Sure you "can" get whatever flower you want but this may come at a cost to you if they have to be flown in from Holland air mail the week before your wedding. A perk of choosing seasonal flowers is the abundance of them and you can ensure they are fresh and healthy. This is really important because your bouquet has to last the entire day, mostly out of water.

One of the best ways to have your florist love you and do a great job on your bouquet is by knowing what flowers you want. Here are the seasonal spring flowers and flowers that are available year round. Let us know what flowers you are having for your spring wedding! We would love to know!

 ~Monica Hui
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Spring Flower Guide Flowers

Flowers Available Year Round
 Katie Pritchard

Monday, April 6, 2015

How Much Wedding Cake to Serve?

Choosing your wedding cake is one of the funnest parts of wedding planning. First off there is the tasting part. You get to sample a bunch of cake favors to chose the right one that represents your combined personality. Then you get to design the cake that reflects your wedding vision. You are literally designing a cake from the bottom up.

One of the harder things of designing a cake is to know what size of cake you need to feed all your guests. Below is an infographic for your reference. Use this as a reference point and consider the dietary restrictions of your guests. If you know for sure that half of your guests won't be eating cake, take that into consideration when ordering your cake. The pastry chef will be able to make suggestions based on their experience of typical wedding needs. You are the one that knows your guests. Choosing a cake close to your needs will save you money and reduce waste.

Enjoy and eat lots of cake! It is truly the best thing to end a great wedding day.

 ~Monica Hui
Owner, Lead Planner and Designer
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Collection

The purpose of this blog is to share with our readers all the things we find interesting in the wedding world. We are super pumped today to share the wedding gowns of a Dubai-based fashion and bridal house Dar Sara for you to gush over. The designs are so unique they can practically be described as pieces of art! We haven't seen appliqu├ęs, crystals, and embellishments be used in such fashionable ways with the silhouettes. Let us know what you think about these designs! Do you also think they are works of art or too over the top for your taste?

 ~Monica Hui
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Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara Wedding Dress 2014

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dress

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara 2014 Wedding Dres

Dar Sara Wedding Dress 2014

Dar Sara Wedding Dress 2014

Dar Sara Wedding Dress 2014

Dar Sara Wedding Dress 2014


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