Baby’s Breath… It’s Back!

In case you hadn’t noticed, baby’s breath has made a big comeback in fresh new uses for weddings.  Many of us used to think that baby’s breath was a trend of the past but I’ll be the first to say that I just love the ways I’ve seen it used in the past year.  Our brides have used it in mason jars (of course!), large ballroom centerpieces, and as wreaths on church doors.  Just last weekend I added it to vintage silver tea pots to accent an escort card table.  Here are more ideas on how to incorporate baby’s breath into your wedding decor.

Babys Breath ChandelierBaby's Breath Chair Monograms

Baby’s breath chandelier and chair monograms from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Baby’s breath escort cards display in a vintage suitcase by Intimate Weddings

 

Adorable boutonniere made with a velvet stem wrap, yard and a button as featured on Wedding Chicks

How incredible is this baby’s breath altar!? Featured first on Style Me Pretty

5 Things To Do Between Your Ceremony and Reception

 

The bride and groom playing and relaxing after the ceremony is over | Chelsea Nicole Photography

Photo by Cheslea Nicole Photography

1. Take 10 minutes to be alone as a couple. You’re finally married!  Take a quick walk away from your wedding guests before you join them for the reception.  Let your photographer trail behind if you’d like for some extra candid pictures.

2. Eat! Enjoy the delicious foods you have spent so much time deciding on.  If you’ll be taking pictures during cocktail hour, ask the wait staff to bring you a plate of the hors d’oeuvres so you can take a few bites before heading into the reception.

3. Take photos while your hair and makeup are still perfect. Remember to get a quick picture with just your mom/dad/grandma…right after the ceremony may be the only chance to get that shot before the hustle and bustle of the reception begins.

4. Switch shoes so you can dance the night away.

5. If you’ve got a signature cocktail served at the wedding, order one!

Real Wedding: Sara + Nick at Cypress Grove Estate

Sara and Nick, aka “Team Snick”, tied the knot on February 16th 2013 at the beautiful Cypress Grove Estate House in Orlando. Sara brought a napkin (honestly, a napkin) in the Lenox Chirp pattern to our first brainstorming meeting and said she loved the color combination. I carried the same napkin to our initial design meeting with Tommy Murphy of Greenery Productions and the inspiration grew from there. From the bird salt and pepper shakers, birds nest aisle makers and inviting bird place cards perched on the wine glasses of each guest, the theme was displayed throughout the ceremony and reception. Although the weather was in the low 50’s the night of Sara and Nick’s wedding, the warmth from friends and family was enough to spark a night of celebration. Kelly Canova Photography is to thank for the photos below. Enjoy!

 

To see even more details on this wedding, visit Kelly Canova’s site

Getting In Shape For Your Wedding

 

 Every bride wants to look like a million bucks on their wedding day.  In fact MANY of our clients mention wanting to be in great shape for their wedding (and that beach honeymoon!).  So what should you be doing in these last few weeks or months to get wedding-gown ready?  We’re all about being the healthiest YOU you can be and we encourage brides to try something new to shake things up, like a CrossFit or boot camp class, train for your first race during the engagement, Bar Method classes, hot yoga… the list goes on and on!  What we think is important is that you truly enjoy your engagement and make it memorable by planning well for your big day but also indulging now and then as you celebrate with your family and friends.   With a little research, we’ve put together a 10 step wedding diet that will no doubt leave you feeling healthier, slimmer, craving less sugar and carbs, and with enough energy to dance the night away at that reception you are looking forward to!

  1. Eat every 3-4 hours. Choose a lean protein, a healthy starch, and a vegetable.
  2. Eat foods that are low in sodium and cut as much sugar as possible.  Keep a food journal if necessary to track what you’re really eating.
  3. Try to stay away from flours, even if it’s whole wheat. Baked goods, bread and pasta won’t keep you full and can leave you bloated and craving more.
  4. Keep snacks like almonds, popcorn and clementines on hand.  Don’t let yourself get to the point that you’re starving, when it’s easy to overeat.
  5. Eat small meals and pay attention to serving sizes.
  6. Eat foods rich in fiber.
  7. Take a couple days a week to bulk cook.  Make lots of chicken, fish, tuna, turkey, brown rice, and vegetables and pack your own lunch for work!
  8. Drink half of your body weight in pounds in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds you want to drink 60 ounces of water daily.
  9. Eat REAL FOOD.  The less processed and packaged, the better.
  10. Do some type of cardio at least 3-4 times a week and vary your exercises so your body doesn’t get bored.

See more tips and menu ideas from Michelle Marie Fit

Jenny + Nick’s Orlando Wedding Video by Imprint Cinema

We’re proud to show off Jenny and Nick’s video trailer from their wedding at Knowles Chapel at Rollins College in Winter Park and reception at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom.  Orlando videographers Imprint Cinema put together a video that shows off the gorgeous dress from The Collection, wedding day makeup by All Faces Makeup, the beautiful car by Cole’s Classic Cars, floral and decor by Atmosphere’s, and Chiavari chairs by A Chair Affair.  Anna Cakes provided the pretty (and pretty delicious) cake, Soundwave was responsible for keeping guests on the dance floor, and Scott Craig Photography captured the wedding day in photos.  Enjoy this sweet video and congrats to Jenny and Nick!

Jenny and Nicks Wedding Film by Imprint Cinema! from Imprint Cinema on Vimeo.