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Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

We need to have a talk about the people we love and the general public policing our style choices.  Unfortunately, many brides will have to navigate their way through some unsolicited opinions from loved ones.  Grandma may want you to be more "covered up".  Conversely, maybe your well-intentioned besties insist your look is "too frumpy" and "needs more skin".  You yourself even think the thought "I don't want to give the wrong idea..."   Here are my inalienable 3 laws regarding YOUR personal style, for the big day and everyday.   1. Dress to make yourself feel good. It's the law that trumps...


The meaning of Something Blue: Old and New

The meaning of Something Blue: Old and New

You know the good luck saying:  Something old,something new,something borrowed,something blue,and a silver sixpence in her shoe. The Knot says:The tradition of a bride wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed,something blue," comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. And today we'll just focus on blue.  Why?  Because color is far more fascinating than superstitions about fertility and purity.  *zero warning feminist bomb and moving on*  I won't even get into why well-wishes for someone's marital fidelity is intensely strange. So!  While the "something blue" had been symbolic of providing fidelity, purity, and love, I...


How to ask your bridesmaids to cover tattoos and dye their hair for your wedding

How to ask your bridesmaids to cover tattoos and dye their hair for your wedding

Step 1.  Ask her to set aside her identity Make clear to your beloved bridesmaid that your future home's photo wall has no place for her like...*gestures wildly* ...this.  Also explain why having your wedding published on a traditional wedding style blog matters more to you than she does.  You need your wedding to be validated by strangers all over the internet who are planning their own weddings with blush roses and spanish moss and clever directional signage.  She might look bewildered at this point, but just push through.  Your wedding isn't about love and acceptance; it's about curated content creation.  Obvs....


Pizza Tracker Goals.

Pizza Tracker Goals.
Our theme for 2018 has been improving upon all our systems.  The addition of a Sales and Production Manager (a right hand woman) has been amazing, and we've streamlined so much in our project management.  That's good news for you, but we've got exciting reveals to share with you.  These are new elements that will be a part of your client journey after you place your order!  Let's take a look!

5 Tips to effectively use FB groups/online community forums to plan your wedding

Natalie Harris

5 Tips to effectively use FB groups/online community forums to plan your wedding
I LOVE FACEBOOK GROUPS.  I do.  And I was totally in The Knot's boards when I was engaged.  (My husband even more so, actually!)  They can be such amazing assets.  We picked our reception venue from a referral there.  Never would have discovered it on our own.  But there's a dark side to the internet...