Category Archives: Bridesmaids

defined: bridesmaid.

brides·maid/ˈbrīdzˌmād/

noun. a girl or woman who accompanies a bride on her wedding day OR that gal that has your back & your bouquet.

photo cred: {carl zoch photography via ruffled} {tanja lippert photography via style me pretty}

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featured on SMP!

Today is a good day. A REALLY good day.

When I first started my event design & styling biz I only had dreams of one day making it to a feature on Style Me Pretty. Style Me Pretty is major. REALLY major. It’s the most popular wedding blog out there, dripping with only the most gorgeously detailed weddings imaginable. It’s the place where every wedding creative I’ve ever met dreams of having their work featured. And it was a BIG dream for me when I started this new business.

Vanessa & Tony’s wedding was quite simply amazing. Not only did I get to create a design and coordinate the day from start to finish, but I got to witness two of the most important people in my life commit their lives to one another. The entire wedding was one of those “out of the body” experiences and today feels much of the same. Today Vanessa & Tony’s wedding is being featured on Style Me Pretty and I could NOT be prouder.

I also am SO SO SO stinkin’ grateful for the photography brilliance of my dear friend Mo. Monica captured Vanessa & Tony’s wedding in the most genuine way…she really captured the beauty that is Vanessa & Tony and I’m so grateful for it!

Head over to SMP today and check out the feature here! Don’t forget to view the entire gallery here to get all the little details!

photo cred: {screen shot from style me pretty}

Event Design, Styling, Floral Concept + Coordination: {bow tie & bustle event design + styling} Wedding Photography: {Mo Hines Photography} Flowers: {Mazarte Florals} Calligraphy: Letters By Ellen / Venue, Catering + Make-up: Cabo Surf Hotel / Paper Goods + Invitations: bow tie & bustle event design + styling / Bride’s Hair: Mandi Rhodes / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Cabo Surf Hotel

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not your everyday bridesmaid.

Cookie cutter bridesmaids: OUT.

Eclectic, adorably unique bridesmaids: IN.

As someone who scrolls blogs, flips mags and clicks websites about weddings at least 12 bagillion times a day, I get crazy excited when I come upon a wedding where the bridesmaids are dressed in a unique and creative manner. No longer are the days of feeling the pressure to pick out a dress that ALL of your maids will love (most stressful task, EVER! and let’s be real here…what two women are exactly alike?!).

The trend has shifted to picking bridesmaids dresses that compliment each gal’s body type and/or personal style. My favorite aspect to this is that this lends to creating an eclectic & whimsical touch to the day….yay!

So if you’re a bride contemplating what to adorn your besties in…do them a favor: let ’em pick a style of dress that represents their unique personality. They will thank you for it later. I promise.

Oh! And hair & accessories too! Let ’em be them.

photo cred: 1 {arrow and apple via style me pretty} 2 {michele waite via ruffled} 3 {hawes photography via style me pretty} 4 {our labor of love via 100 Layer Cake}5 {tyler branch photo via forget me knot weddings}


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