On April 7th 2017 my cousin Chelsea married the love of her life Josh Trotta. They had dated for 7 years and when he asked her to marry him on Christmas Day 2015 we could not have been more happy for them!
I was the MOH and my daughter Rosalina was one of the flower girls. It was such a fun and memorable day full of laughs, tears, and a night of non stop dancing!
Chelsea asked me if I would outfit the girls in Nuova Vita convertible dresses which was exciting for me. It was amazing to be apart of her vision and witness her romantic rustic chic wedding come to life.
Chelsea picked the Convertible Gown in the color twighlight which is what I would call a dusty gray lavender. She paired the dresses with bouquets of Amnesia Roses which matched the dresses perfectly, Hydrangeas, and Dusty Miller which is a grey like accent greenery.
Here are some pictures of the wedding and a bonus is the beautiful wedding clip at the end.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I made the mistake of not taking professional maternity photos. I was asked by a couple of my friends who were photographers, but I wasn’t feeling myself. I was busting at the seams and couldn’t fathom getting all dolled up for a photo session. I opted not to have them done, and looking back, I regret it.
Now that I am pregnant for the second time, I am feeling a bit differently about the process. Here are three reasons why I changed my mind about maternity photos the second time around.
1. The photos document the change in your body.
Our bodies go through all these amazing changes and despite the fact that we may not feel beautiful one day or comfortable for a couple of months, the photographs will be a reminder of what we went through to bring a beautiful life onto this earth.
2. The session is a memory you will treasure forever.
Regardless if it’s your first child or your third, these photos sessions create long-lasting memories. You get all dolled up, put on a pretty dress and smile for the camera. You look fabulous doing it and the photographs will capture that pregnancy glow.
If you already have children, the pictures are a sweet way to show the love between a child and their soon-to-be sibling.
3. The photos are a great keepsake.
I didn’t realize it then, but you will always have these photos to use as you wish. You can make a photo album, share them online or even put one on a large canvas and hang on your living room wall.
There is only a small window of time to take these beautiful photographs, a time that you will never be able to get back.
Hunting for bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most difficult parts of the wedding planning process. Before you decide what style of bridesmaid dresses you want, here are three important points to consider:
The location of your wedding,
The theme of your wedding,
And finally, but most importantly, your personal style.
The location of your wedding
Location. Location. Location. Once you pick out the perfect backdrop for your perfect day, the rest of the pieces should fall into place. The location helps guide you on the style and color of the bridesmaid gown.
For example, a scenic, lush, mountain view wedding would pair perfectly with bold colored bridesmaid gowns to capture the background.
A beach wedding might have bridesmaids wear something a bit softer, maybe soft, pastel colors, so the crystal blue water will pop in the photos.
Whereas a white winter wedding could suggest something a bit more glamorous, yet completely warm, for the bridesmaids, such as a fur coats or sequin gowns.
The theme of your wedding
The theme of the wedding can help guide you towards choosing the right bridesmaid gown for your girls.
For a beach wedding, the dresses could be flowy and airy. A traditional Church wedding could have the opposite effect: maybe choose something simple yet glamorous to match with the decor of the Church or reception room.
Your personal style
Your personal style needs to be at the front of your mind when selecting bridesmaid gowns.
Here are three questions to ask yourself:
What do you like to wear? Would you enjoy seeing these colors, patterns, and styles at your wedding? Would you wear it?
Tomorrow, I will be talking about the how to coordinate your style with your bridesmaids style thus creating a beautiful and cohesive wedding party.
On July 4th, 2015, our lives changed for the second time. We found out we were expecting our second child!
I had a slight feeling that I could be pregnant and even though it was a bit early to test, I took one anyway. July 4th is my husband’s birthday. In my head, I figured if I was pregnant, then what better time to tell my husband then on his birthday! and if I wasn’t then off to the next month.
We call him our birthday baby. We are so excited to meet him and welcome him into our family.
Have you ever been to a wedding where the bridesmaids wore different dresses? Have you ever been on Pinterest and saw a photograph of a stunning bridal party wearing the same color dress with different accessories?
The options are endless when it comes to styling your bridesmaids, and each look can be achieved in a fairly simple fashion.
Remember, each of your bridesmaids are different; different bodies, personalities, and tastes. Your bridal party doesn’t have to have the “one style fits all” bridesmaid gown. They can feel comfortable and beautiful too! The photos will look even more spectacular with bridesmaids who look and feel fantastic.
Check out three different ways you can make your bridesmaids stand out:
1. Mix and Match:The color of the dress is not the only thing you can play with. Pick your favorite designer, color, and fabric and have your bridesmaids choose the style they would like to wear. Or, if you are feeling extra brave, you can play with different dress materials, or mix and match all three.
2. Choose a color/theme:If there is a color theme for your big day, be sure to base the colors of the mismatched dress in various tones of that central color. You can search the internet for different color tones and themes that will coordinate with your wedding.
3. Tie it all together: Select a uniform element that each girl can wear. It could be a piece of jewelry such as necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Or you can have the bridesmaids wear the same shoes or hairstyle. It’s ultimately up to you, but any way you go, these suggestions will tie your look together.
Of course, there are many options when it comes to mismatched bridesmaid gowns.
Same designer, different dress
Same dress in different colors Same dress in different lengths Same dress, different accessories or beauty looks
Same color, different dress Same color, different textures, and/or patterns Same color, length, fabric, different dress
If you are looking for beautiful bridesmaid dresses, contact me for a much-loved result.