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Throwback Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog

In honor of our feature bride, Natalie Montag (who is getting married on Saturday!) I decided to make this Throwback post about her and her fiancé Justin. They have been together for nine years, and would you just look at that prom picture! Love it. And even better to go along with it we get a nice story of how their relationship began all those years ago.   I met Justin my freshman year of high school, his senior year. Justin was a good friend of my older sister who was a Junior, so I kind of knew him through her.  During that school year, Justin told my sister he wanted to take me to his senior prom. As the prom approached, I woke up in the middle of the night with a text from Justin that said “look out your window.” When I looked, “PROM?” was written in Christmas lights! I was completely shocked! I couldn’t believe a senior was taking me, a little freshman, to prom. After prom, I thought we would go our separate ways – he would go off to college, and I would be a sophomore in high school; but I was wrong. We ended up hanging out all summer and before it ended, we were officially dating. Even though he was away at college, he would come home often to visit me. We have stayed best friends ever since.   Natalie and Justin are tying the knot this Saturday, so wish them well and stay tuned for photos.   {Lindsey}...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Blog

On my own long and laborious list of might-be first dance songs, Roy Orbison’s You Go It was pretty close to the top. This was mainly because I had to have a song that was upbeat and happy. No tearjerkers; I can do that well enough on my own, thanks.   So I have great appreciation for the songs that above all else call for celebration. I love the songs that people sing along to. I’m all for unique and unknown gems, but a familiar song allows everyone to share in the joy and joy shared is magnified a thousand times.   I love the simple repetitive declaration of this song. Anything you want. You got it. From this day forward. Anything you want. You got It. And who can resist when the back-up singers swoop in? You just want to dance and clap and sing and, you guessed it, celebrate. That’s the power that such an upbeat song has on your guests.Of course the last and most obvious reason to choose this song is that Roy Orbison is amazing, and if you could make him a part of your big day, why wouldn’t you? You Got It – Roy Orbison Happy Dancing! {Lindsey}...

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Throwback Wedding Trend

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Blog

  For today’s throwback post I bring you Queen Victoria. I pay tribute to her because she is widely accepted as the reason modern brides wear white on their wedding day. Queen Victoria and her white wedding gown are then not only a throwback trend, but a very enduring trend as well. She was of course not the first bride to wear white, but she certainly popularized the notion and set a trend that has continued from 1840 into the present with little interruption. Prior to Queen Victoria’s marriage most brides simply wore their best dress with little or no thought to what color it should be.   Around here it’s not unusual to see brides in a pale blush or oatmeal color, but generally that’s as colorful as things get. The whites and ivories have stuck it out for almost two centuries, and it’s hard to imagine a bridal shop filled with anything else. I’m not much for tradition, and yet I never questioned wearing an ivory dress on the big day. I don’t know why. Would I have felt like less of a bride in another color? Probably not, but I never wear anything close to white. I don’t even own khakis, and so an ivory gown seemed special, specific to the day. This notion is anchored in history. Traditionally, white fabrics were harder to come by and more expensive and thus more desirable and special.   Queen Victoria could little predict what effect her wedding day fashion would have on history just as we can little predict what trendsetter will change the course of bridal fashion next. Will we see more color? Will we see pattern? Or will Queen Victoria reign infinitely?  ...

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Our Feature Bride: Natalie Montag

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog

Today I am introducing a new segment to the blog: our feature bride of the month. This August we are featuring beautiful Betsy Bride Natalie Montag and her fiancé Justin White who are tying the knot on August 23rd. They have been together for nine years, and I am thrilled to share a few details with you about their wedding as the month progresses. By way of introduction to this lovely couple I wanted to share the story of their proposal because it’s charming and sweet and truly marks the beginning of all of their adventures.   If you know Justin, you know he is joking around most of the time. Well, he would always joke around with me and say, ‘it’s going to happen this weekend’ or ‘get ready for something special’ (making me believe he was going to propose), but of course everything was a joke! So when I went over to his house on New Years Day, I thought it was just another day; another joke. It was a beautiful day when I arrived and we decided to go for a walk. On his property there are two rows of hedges and everyone has always called them the ‘wedding chapel.” We were walking through those and he just stopped and said ‘take it all in, one day we will get married here.’ We stopped for a moment, and then I was ready to continue on the walk, but he didn’t follow. Instead, he got down on his knee, and as always, I thought it was a joke so I kept pulling him up saying ‘you’re not serious, let’s go!’ Then he pulled out the ring and at that moment I knew this time he was actually serious! I was in shock, not believing that this was finally for real! It was the perfect proposal for us. I was completely caught off guard! I just thought it was another day, but little did I know it was one of the most special days of my life!   Many thanks to Natalie and Justin for participating, and I hope you all look forward to more details as the...

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Throwback Wedding Trend

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog

  For this week’s throwback Thursday wedding trend I give you the headpieces to end all headpieces. Look at these um, beauties, ahem. I can’t help but wonder just how much Celine’s headpiece actually weighs, and I admit I have a hard time looking at it with a straight face. When brides say they want to look timeless in their photos, this is exactly what they are afraid of. As for the fictional character Laura of General Hospital, her headpiece is almost scary. It seems to be threatening to take over her face. And poor Whitney, she is just lost in that veil-turban-headpiece combination that looks more like a swim cap. No two ways around it these pictures are funny. It’s hard to imagine people actually choosing to wear something so opulent and over the top, but then again that’s the whole reason to examine them. That’s the whole purpose of a throwback; to try to imagine and understand how things once were. But then we come to one of our very own, Maria Gordon. Yes, you can argue that her headpiece is of the bygone trend, but when I look at the photo I barley notice it. I notice the sweetness of her expression, and the unmistakable joy that radiates from her. You can’t help the way the fashions change. You cannot predict whether what you wear will one day look classic or utterly ridiculous, but when brides ask for a look that is transcendent they are talking about the expression on Maria’s face. The joy is timeless....

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