From the second Nan and Maggie showed up at Starbucks the conversation was free flowing and inviting. They are the kind of women that make you feel as if you have known them your whole life, after just a few short minutes. This dynamic mother daughter duo is the brains and brilliance behind their beloved Morning Glory wedding farm. Talking about their dreams for the farm, their eyes lit up with a kind of passion that some people are never fortunate enough to experience. They are the perfect combination of classic and modern with a southern rustic twist and they bring a positive energy that is absolutely contagious. Who wouldn’t want to get married surrounded by that? They are the reinvented Lorelei and Rory Gilmore that we have all grown up admiring and I was thrilled to sit down and meet with them today. On a crowded patio filled with fall flavored coffees it is hard to imagine I could bring anything to the table that these two haven’t already considered, but here is my attempt. I would love to share with our future brides the three things that I am currently obsessed with for the big day…
I love couples creating their own personal Instagram wedding hashtag. It is a perfect way for the bride and groom to take advantage of the social media crazed world we live in. I suggest placing a creative chalkboard or printed sign clearly labeling the hashtag of choice and encourage guests to tag it while taking pictures through out the night. It is a great way to see pictures from different perspectives while you are celebrating with your friends and family. Try and come up with a creative play on your last night or new last name to personalize it. For example, if your last name is “Book”, you could tag #storyBOOKwedding.
2) Mismatched Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids dresses have been a running joke for quite some time now. I actually shuttered in fear while watching Katherine Heigl model her disastrous wedding attire in the movie 27 Dresses. While the bride is with out a doubt the main attraction on her wedding day, it’s only fair to let your girlfriends look their best as well. So my solution is this: stop cramming different body types into one dress and expecting them to look good.Unless you are blessed with identical shaped friends, it is very rare to find a single dress that compliments the diverse beautiful body types of all women. Try dawning your girls in complimenting dresses that flatter each of them. Not only will you gain serious friend points, but your pictures will be ten times better if Barbara’s bust line isn’t exploding out of the sweetheart neckline that looks so innocent on Sarah. If you’re really brave consider mismatching colors, in addition to style, to better accent the multiple colors in your wedding day pallet. Especially in the Fall, due to the various colors of the leaves, it is great time to try adding complimenting dresses.
3) Flower Crowns
Imagine this: The sun is shining brightly, a light breeze rustles through the trees giving your dress the perfect amount of movement and with your eye-catching bouquet you are the ultimate bridal goddess..but maybe you want to throw in some boho glamor. A perfect touch that not only photographs beautifully but is a trend setting staple this season is the flower crown. Wearable with or without a veil, a flower crown is a youthful and dazzling touch that, in addition to your bouquet, adds a wonderful floral detail that draws attention to your lovely face. While channeling your inner Martha Stewart, flower crowns make for a simple DIY project- or can be easily purchased online. Etsy has a wonderful assortment of them, varying in colors, shapes, and sizes.
So there you have it, the three things I cannot get enough of these days. What about you all?
I would love to hear what wonderful wedding day ideas you ladies are in love with!
Until You Say I Do,
Image Credit| Wooden sign-W& E Photography via Wedding Chicks|Image via Pinterest |Coral Bridesmaids via Lemon & Lime Event Design| Lavender dresses image uploaded via Pinterest User|Yellow Dresses via Colin Cowie Weddings | Purple flower crown via Colin Cowie Weddings ||Flower crown via Style Caster|