Bride Beautiful Tag

Avrielle and Alex – A Stunning Wedding at the Wadsworth

Avrielle was the sort of bride that wanted to plan every aspect of her wedding, and the result was spectacular. She brought in furniture, worked on fine details, and emphasized decorations to make her special day something to remember. Blotting away a few tears while smiling during her ceremony, she walked toward Alex while wearing a gorgeous gown with a cathedral-length train. She then danced the night away with friends and family beneath the starry sky. Avrielle and Alex were truly a memorable couple, and we wish them all of the best!

You can see more pictures from Avrielle and Alex’s stunning wedding on Carats & Cake.

Photographer: Alicia Ann Photography

Florist: Just For You Floral Design Studio

Caterer: David Alan Hospitality Group

Music: White Light Entertainment

Ceremony Music: Arianna Strings

 

 

 

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Tips for Keeping Organized While Planning Your Wedding!

You’ve recently gotten engaged and you know you want a wedding to remember. You have some idea of the décor that you want, have looked into which venues would be best, and want to keep everything organized. Unfortunately, the organization is harder than you expected and you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I know I felt like I had gotten in over my head when I was planning my own wedding two years ago. I felt like I wasn’t prepared as I scrolled through Pinterest and wedding websites. As the date drew closer, I felt more nervous—not about marrying the person I loved, but instead about planning my own wedding.

Photographer: Derek Halkett

 

During this time, I got the best piece of advice I could have gotten from one of my best friends: Don’t panic. You just need to take things one step at a time. With that piece of advice and a few more, I had an amazing wedding that my friends and family still talk about to this day.

Now with a bit more experience under my belt and having learned from my own wedding, here are a few tips for keeping your cool when planning your wedding.

Book Your Venue First

One of the most important things to do is to book your venue first. Not only will this determine how many guests you can have at your wedding, but will also determine what sort of decorations you can have, and which caterers are available to you. Each venue is different, and each has its own policies. Not only that, but booking your venue means that you’ll have a solid date to work from for invitations and other plans. Keep in mind that if you plan to book at the gorgeous Wadsworth Mansion, keep the season in mind! We have different flowers and foliage depending on the season, and each gives a different feel for your wedding.

Avoid Getting Bogged Down in Details

While you may have what you think is the perfect time line for your big day, or an idea of what your centerpieces need to look like, remember to not get bogged down in the details. Fine details can help enhance your wedding, but don’t stress too much over them. At the end of the day, the big picture is what matters. I remember being worried about the color of the napkins at my own wedding. In the end, no one notices the napkins. Instead, they remember and enjoy the overall experience of the day. At the Wadsworth Mansion in particular, you’ll have a stunning backdrop for your wedding no matter what. Even if you can’t find the exact centerpieces you want, it’s okay; you’ll still have a beautiful wedding.

Make a Plan…And Stick To It

At the beginning of the planning process, you’ll want to make a list of things that you need to take care of and deadlines for each of these items. This may include things like booking a venue, finding a florist and deciding on your floral arrangements, picking a caterer and deciding the menu, and more. While making your plan, keep in mind that the people you hire and book are there to help give you advice and guide you through the process. If you wind up booking at the Wadsworth, we’ll give you planning tools and resources to work with to help with the process!

Communication is Key!

Remember to communicate throughout the planning process, especially with your caterer and venue. While your vendors have likely planned many weddings in the past, it’s important to communicate what you want for your own wedding. Not only will this allow your vendors to let you know what is and isn’t possible, but will make the week up to your wedding and your wedding day run a lot more smoothly! Make sure to also remember to communicate with your bridal party and family about date, timing, and schedule; that way, they’ll know where to be and when!

Most Importantly, Relax

There is no event or wedding out there that runs perfect. There will always be snags or hang ups that you don’t expect. But don’t worry! At the end of the day, you’re going to have a beautiful wedding with friends and family while confirming your vows with someone you love. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and take a few, deep breaths; you’re going to have a great wedding.

 

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Featured Wedding – Melissa and Joe 9/13/13

Melissa and Joe were married on a Friday and yes, it was the thirteenth but there was nothing jinxed about this wedding.  It was simply gorgeous!  The weather was perfect, the decor was simply elegant and complementary to a mansion wedding, and the couple, well… they brought with them such joy and love that it was impossible for those in attendance not to get caught up in it.  The photos of this wedding, taken by VO Photographers, are some of our favorites and it was so hard to narrow down the selection for this post.  You know the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so true for this wedding, this couple, and the beautiful day they shared with their family and friends.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photography – VO Photographers

Catering – Grand Gourmet

Florist – Marie Chomicz

Music/DJ – A&B Entertainment

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Be Bride Beautiful – The Men

Let’s face it, nothing beats a man looking sharp in a suit or tux at a formal event.  Or, for that matter, what better accessory to a woman in a beautiful gown than a handsome man on her arm?  In a continuation of posting about the amazing Be Bride Beautiful fashion show, we want to pay homage to the gentleman.  Often times, the mens ensemble is overlooked but we want to take a moment to celebrate all the amazing menswear fashion Formals by Antonio provided for the Be Bride Beautiful fashion show.  We love the looks of all the men, both when they escorted the beautiful ladies or when they walked themselves down the runway.  The tuxes and suits were modeled by three fantastic guys who, as you can see, had a lot of fun walking the runway.

 

Photos by Brian Ambrose Photography

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Be Bride Beautiful – The Gowns!!

We are fast approaching the start of wedding season!  Of course, we are excited to see all the creative decor and ideas each wedding has to offer but lets face it, we all really want to see what the bride is wearing.

On February 9th, we hosted a fashion show by Mariella Creations called “Be Bride Beautiful” and boy, did we see some amazingly beautiful dresses!  The turnout was wonderful with every seat filled by brides, bridesmaids, MOB’s and MOG’s, and even some grooms came!  There was so much fashion at the show, there is no way we could fit it all in one post so stay tuned for even more amazing fashion.  But for now, enjoy the gorgeousness of Mariella Creations bridal gowns from “Be Bride Beautiful”

Photographed by Brian Ambrose Photography

 

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