Wedding Favor

The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ Five Truly Unique Ideas for Your Wedding... Go Ahead, Bridey (or Groomy), Dazzle Me!

So, the other day, a friend of mine showed me the most incredible wedding video. And it wasn't incredible because of some over the top, ridiculously gaudy bullshit or super lavish decor; it was incredible because it was unique and completely unexpected... for the bride and for the guests. What was it that has me so dazzled? Well, in the middle of the ceremony (right before saying "I do"), the adorable (and ballsy) groom broke out into song. Yup! This guy grabbed the mic from the officiant and started singing! And the coolest part? Well, let's just say that the groom wasn't the most talented singer I've ever heard. Honestly? I would say that his performance barely a step above karaoke, but that's not the point. The point is, he did something so fabulous, and so unexpected that nobody in attendance will ever forget it!

Oh, but it gets better, bridey! How? Well, about four or five of the guests stood up in their seats and sang with him. I mean, obviously this was planned, and probably practiced (did I mention the saxophone player?!), but what a fantastic surprise! Right? And the bride was absolutely floored! She just stood there watching with the most beautiful look on her face. Who knows? Perhaps she was horrified, but I have a hunch she was entranced and touched. Wouldn't you be?

Look, I'm not saying that you (or your groom) have to break out into song to have your wedding stand out from all of the others (although, it's a super awesome idea!); all I am saying is that if you are interested in doing something different, then it's time to color outside of the lines. Here are a five quick ideas to make your wedding a bit more unique:

1. Screw the classical music! Bridey, walk down the aisle to something fabulous... like a song with words! Stumped? Some of my faves are "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley or "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver (one of my favorite songs ever!) or the almost overdone, but still FAB "Marry Me" by Train.

2. Candy bouquets. Who said you need to walk down the aisle with flowers? Get whimsy! Grab a bunch of those twisty lollipops, tie them together and trot down the aisle!

3. Lose the traditional wedding food. Shock your guests and DON'T feed them chicken or beef. I mean, aren't we all a bit sick of fucking chicken and beef???!!

Fantasy Friday ~ A Hawaiian Wedding Paradise

As I sit at my desk eating M&Ms like somebody is going to take them away from me, surrounded by files for upcoming weddings and blasting Pandora, I find myself daydreaming about Amy and Billy’s wedding. Seriously, there is so much I have to do (and should be doing NOW instead of later), but all I can think about is how captivating these photographs are that I had to stop what I was doing and write about it this second! I mean, there are so many unique details which Amy and Billy did themselves that I could totally cry. And maybe I want to cry because I wish had it in me to grow (and not kill) succulents and make the pots like they did, or because the lace heart in the Amy’s wedding dress was from her mother's dress, or maybe I’m just feeling emotional… But, whatever the case may be, it’s clear that this is an extremely special wedding.

Amy and Billy are special education teachers with hearts of gold. Outside of how FAB they are, the details are pretty kickass!! From the elegant outdoor ceremony, to the extraordinary tented reception and all of cool particulars in-between, there is so much eye candy that I want to fucking eat it! True story… Anyway, bridey, I’ll stop gushing so that you can start scrolling and filling up on some serious inspiration.

What an absolutely stunning gown!!I love love love this ring shot. Billy's ring is super unique too!The first look pics get me every time!The lace around the bouquet is also from her mom's wedding dress...STUN NING. So simple and so stunning...Anybody need to cool off before the ceremony?