How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

When I began the search for a wedding dress, I really had no idea what to expect.  As a planner, I focus on the logistical side and design aspects of putting together my client's weddings, but generally do not advise my brides on which dress to pick (trust me, you look amazing in every dress! I would be so unhelpful!). I had gone with my sister wedding dress shopping, but still, to be on the "trying on" side would be different than sitting and watching someone come out in new dresses every five minutes. 

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Our Marin Headlands Engagement Session

Our Marin Headlands Engagement Session

Taking engagement photos was, hands down, one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning so far. It doesn't hurt when your photographer is the talented Danielle Poff, your bouquet is created by floral mastermind Michelle Lywood, and the brilliant Katie Nash does your hair and makeup. 

I thought it was about time that I share these photos, as well as a few engagement photo tips and styling tricks I learned along the way! 

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What Is My Favorite Wedding Website?

What Is My Favorite Wedding Website?

Wedding websites are a really great tool for your guests to utilize, and can save you money on paper goods so you don't have to enclose maps, hotel information and your registries on info cards enclosed with your invitations. Since our wedding location falls under the "slightly difficult to get to and requires planning ahead" category, I knew we had to get started on our website early so we could provide lodging information to our guests as soon as possible. This also meant getting on Save The Dates quickly, so we have a vehicle to provide all of our guests with our website and therefore with lodging and travel information. 

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Asos Wedding Shop Launch!

Asos Wedding Shop Launch!

Are you as excited as I am about Asos new Wedding Shop?! Few things get me more excited than gorgeous wedding dresses, and a super added bonus when they won't break the bank.  Whether you are on a budget or not, plus size or petite (yes, they carry both), these dresses are stunners and definitely top contenders against more expensive bridal lines.  I'm sharing 5 of my favorites below! 

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