3 Tips for Styling Your Wedding Day Look with Accessories

Wedding Day Accessorizing Tips from The Bridal Finery

Today’s post is shared by our good friends at The Bridal Finery of Winter Park, FL. Tali and Roberta knew they wanted an intimate, bespoke experience to offer to brides when shopping for a wedding gown. After many years in the industry their vision was finetuned and they opened a destination that combines preowned, sample sale, and made-to-order wedding dresses into one boutique experience. Masters at the bridal styling game, this duo has styled hundreds, if not thousands of brides to look their best when they walk down the aisle. If you’re going to have one day to look like the most enchanted vision of yourself, your wedding day is it! What you choose for your jewelry and hair pieces complete the whole look, and today, Roberta and Tali are sharing their top 3 tips for perfect wedding day accessorizing.

Photo by Kristen Weaver

When it comes to expressing myself in my attire, I do so by picking out jewelry pieces with a little more attitude than my outfit. I am a huge believer that on your wedding day you should do the same.
 
Here are 3 tips on how to pick out the perfect pieces to wear down the aisle:

1) Remember that you will be wearing heavier makeup than usual, and your hair will be fuller and bigger than an everyday style, so your jewelry should be a little bit bolder than your normal every-day pieces.  
2) When picking out your jewelry pieces, do so while wearing your wedding dress. If you are unable to do so, have a GOOD photo of you in your dress while shopping for your accessories. 
3) Have your hairpieces and earrings picked out before your hair and makeup trials. It will be great for you to be able to put them on after your hair and makeup are done to see the completed look.

 

How to WOW Guests with your Wedding Menu

How to WOW Guests with your Wedding Menu

Today I’m proud to bring you some tips and insight into wedding and event catering, provided by one of our favorite caterers in Central Florida, Big City Catering! We have partnered with Big City Catering on countless events and when I tell you they are all around top-notch in both food quality and service, I am not exaggerating! The menu is sometimes overlooked when it comes to wedding and event catering, but having been both the planner and a guest, I can tell you that a good menu really is memorable and can be a big part of the whole experience. Read on to see what our friends at Big City have to say…

Here at Big City Catering, we don’t have any set packages or menus so we really enjoy creating a custom menu for each couple that comes through our doors! We love how every one of our events is completely different from the next one. Here are some tips from us to help you chose catering for your next event:

  • For those of you looking to “wow” your guests with some trendy and out-of-the-box items, Cocktail Hour is a great time to spice up your selections! Consider our Chicken and Waffle Bite or Beer Cheese Fondue Hors D’oeuvres. 

Southern Fried Chicken and Belgium Waffle drizzled with Maple Syrup

A blend of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Mild Colby Cheese, and Hearty Ales into a Creamy Piquant Fondue. Accompanied by Fresh Vegetables, Pretzels, and Bread Cubes for dunking.

BUT…

 

  • Consider the time of day you are serving the food and beverage. Most couple’s think that just serving Heavy Hors D’eouvres will save them money, but at the end of the day your guests will most likely be leaving hungry for a meal and it is about the same price as a buffet!

 

  • Adding one station to your buffet is also a GREAT way to add in a “wow-factor” without totally breaking the bank. Like our Bacon Bar with Traditional Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chocolate Covered Bacon, Brown Sugar Candied Bacon, Apple Wood Smoked Balsamic Bacon, and Spicy Sriracha Bacon.

  • When considering what style of meal you will serve, take into account your venue space, your guest count and the length you want the meal to be. For example, if you are looking for a plated meal, make sure there is a good sized kitchen for your caterer to use. As well as thinking about serving a plated meal for 50 guests will take about 20-30 minutes of service, while a plated meal of 150 guests will take about 40-50 minutes of service. If you are looking for the most cost effective or easiest option, Buffet is definitely the way to go!


Any way you slice it, putting some consideration into your wedding menu is a must when you’re putting on an incredible event. Think about food choices that fit your wedding style and most importantly, the feeling you want to create that day. Thank you Big City!

Glamorous Florida Wedding | Truchard + Calixte | Cypress Grove Estate, Orlando

Glam Wedding at Cypress Grove Estate in Orlando, FL

Cypress Grove Estate is a second home for us, an Orlando wedding venue where we work so often we joke we should set up a bed. But no two weddings are just alike and Truchard and Calixte’s event really upped the ante on glamour at their own event. MHP Films produced this video capturing this gorgeous wedding day, and boy are we glad the rain subsided so that the show could go on! Their lakeside ceremony led to an outdoor tented reception on the lawn featuring a palette of gold and navy with white flowers galore. We are thrilled to bring you a peek of the wedding that united these two beautiful souls.

Truchard & Calixte from MHP Films on Vimeo.

Southern Estate Wedding | Sabi + Matt | Luxmore Grande Estate

Southern Estate Wedding | Sabi + Matt | Luxmore Grande Estate

Venue | The Luxmore Grande Estate

Planner | Kristi, Tickled Pink Weddings + Events

Floral | Flowers by Lesley

Photography | Sivan Photography

DJ | Soundwave Entertainment

Hair and Makeup |  Makeover Station

Wedding Gown | Something New Bridal Boutique

Catering | Big City Catering

Officiant | Rabbi Olshansky 

Romantic Jeweltone Wedding | Tiffani + Steve | Bella Collina, Monteverde

Romantic Jeweltone Wedding | Tiffani + Steve | Bella Collina, Monteverde

Video | KEJ Productions 
Floral | Lee Forrest 
Hair & Makeup | The Spa at Bella Collina 
Dress| Marisa, The Collection