So you have just gotten engaged and you don’t know where to start? Trust me everyone feels this way at some point or another. Most brides first event they ever plan is their wedding and lets face it even when you are an expert we could all use a little more advice. I was lucky enough to have great vendors especially my photographers Robert and Kathleen. They have a blog of their own that features great wedding advice for news brides. They truly love what they do and it shows in every picture they take. I had the privilege of them asking me wedding advice to pass on to new brides. You can find my advice plus a few other brides here on their blog, plus some pretty wedding pictures. I hope you find it useful!
When I got married it was before the days of Pinterest, shocking a life without Pinterest who could imagine. I have to admit I get a little wedding envy everytime I take a look at the wedding pins. Don’t get me wrong I loved my wedding, the day could not have been more perfect. Here are a few pictures from my day. I think every bride post wedding wants to do it all over again with new ideas. So if I could do it again this is what I would do!
Photo Booth: You can never have to many photos, and your guests will love taking goofy pictures.
Love the sign, it has great meaning behind it!
I love the one shoulder dress!
I am officially back! Boy have I missed Le Chic Elefant, it was harder not having internet for three weeks! Anyways, enough about that, I am back in action and I’ve put together a post for a cousin who is throwing her first bridal shower and wants it to be elegant yet stay within her budget at the same time.
Simple Centerpieces/Decorations: If you are trying to add some centerpieces or decorations for a bridal shower but you don’t want to go broke here are a few simple, yet stunning ideas.
I love these centerpieces! They are simple and won’t cost you a ton for flowers but look elegant at the same time.
I adore this country chic arrangement! You can collect the ball mason jars from thrift shops and then fill them with wildflowers.
Think outside the vase! Not all centerpieces have to involve flowers. Check out this lovely tea-cup centerpiece. This is a perfect DIY. You can find antique teacups at any thrift store.
Plant ambiance: you can basically grow these yourself and give them away as favors. I love anything that is multifunctional.
It was just a little over a year ago when my amazing friends and family threw me a wonderful bridal shower. The whole experience was new to me since I am always the one throwing the parties. You have no idea how hard it was to let go! They were all very secretive about the whole affair and wanted to make sure everything was a surprise. The day couldn’t have been more perfect, and I wanted to share their great ideas with you.
The theme was a vintage tea party. The china that was used was passed down from my family and my husband’s family giving it a personal touch. The sterling silver teapots were my good friends grandmothers, which made it more special. I want to also take this moment to thank everyone involved, even though it was a year ago it seems like just yesterday and I still remember every perfect detail!
I am sure most of you have noticed my recent obsession with anything vintage and shabby chic. The San Diego bridal vendor exhibition had all the elements I love about bridal decor, chic, girly with a flair of vintage. I love the rough exposed walls contrasting with the soft feminine touches. I found these pictures so inspiring, and I hope you do too! If you want to see more about the vendors that pu on this gorgeuous event, head over to Luxefinds!