Take note of these top 7 floral trends

by Rachel Bond Owner/designer, Pine Hills Floral Designs Brides are saying “I do” to greenery and making other unconventional choices when it comes to their wedding flowers. Here are some of the major trends that are gaining traction: 1. MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEMES Whether neutral or vibrant, monochromatic color schemes definitely are trending. Instead of adding…

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25 Trends to know

What was old is new again — with a twist. And what just last year was soft and muted is now edgy and dramatic. Here are some of our favs. 1. & 2. Classical looks & Royal Wedding-Inspired florals     3. Non-traditional florals 4. Dark color palettes 5. Statement wedding cakes 6. Colorful groom…

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Have your cake and eat it, too

By Faren Knowles | Melissa’s Bakery It’s finally here! You are in love, engaged and ready to walk hand in hand into life with your fiancé. After a few weeks, the planning starts, and you find yourself left with more questions than answers. It happens to almost every bride. The options are endless, and everyone…

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Wedding makeup: why you should hire a professional

by Jackie Merlau / Photograph by Kayce Stork Photography jmerlaumakeup.com Makeup for your wedding is very different than your everyday beauty routine. When it comes to your big day, you want to consider longevity, photography, luxury and much- needed relaxation. You have spent hours finding the perfect dress and booking an incredible photographer, so don’t…

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10 tips to get the cake you want

by Brooke Rester | Dolce Bakeshop, Long Beach When planning a wedding, a bride’s mind turns to flower arrangements, music, venues and even table settings. With so much to consider, it’s no wonder that one of the final items checked off the list is the cake. Your cake, just like your dress, should be a…

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How to Find the Right DJ

by Marcel Lanoux | Nightshift Sounds Entertainment Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime day, and finding the right DJ is essential to having a great wedding reception. Hire the wrong one and it can ruin your whole day, so this really is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make during the planning process. It’s definitely not…

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What to expect from a professional makeup artist

by Jackie Merlau | jmerlaumakeup.com You may already know you want to hire a makeup artist for your wedding, but do you know what should be expected from a professional artist on the most important day of your life? Here are some tips to help!   THE SEARCH You should find a makeup artist who…

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Summer/Fall 2017 Hair Lookbook

An essential part of the bride’s look on her wedding day is a fabulous hairstyle to complete that head-to-toe glamour! Whether it’s a modern and organic upstyle, a classic chignon or soft vintage waves embellished with a stunning hairpiece, the options are endless and can be perfectly tailored to accent face shape and the dress…

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