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Style Me Pretty Blog Feature #2

Style Me Pretty Blog Feature #2

Lucky me!  The talented Merrily Rocco of Merrily Wed asked me to be a part of an inspirational shoot in Lake Tahoe a while back.  I was so excited to work with vendors from my home town.  Style Me Pretty featured the shoot.  Take a look!

Event Design: Merrily Wed / Photography: annie X photographie / Floral Design: Bellissima Floral / Wedding Cake: D’Lish Catering / Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe / Linen: Wildflower Linen / Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals / Paper: Angela Dal Bon Custom Invitations & Announcements / Dress: Pronovias through Swoon Bridal / Hair & Make-Up: Bettina Riffo

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Pastel & Black Wedding

Pastel & Black Wedding

Need inspiration to help you choose a style and color palette for your big day?  Look to the latest trends in interior design and fashion.  I’m all about choosing a color palette rather than two colors for your wedding day.  It broadens your options for flowers, fabrics, linens, paper goods, etc.  I love this pastel and black color combination for a modern wedding.  Hope it inspires you!

Room Inspiration: House & Home /Cake, Centerpieces, Bridesmaids Dress: Martha Stewart Weddings/Chair: Chic Event Rentals /Wedding Gown:  Unknown/Color Inspiration:  Coco + Kelley (thanks!)

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Style Me Pretty Blog Post

Style Me Pretty Blog Post

I admit it!  It’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged and I haven’t done enough of it.  So much to share and so little time!  This is a start…

In July, for the first time ever, I was blogged about on the oh so popular wedding blog, Style Me Pretty!  I was so excited to hear that this wedding would be featured because it was one of my favorites this season. Check it out!

Venue: Monte Verde Inn / Photographer: Stout Photography / Floral Designer: Blooms by Martha AndrewsMonte Verde Inn / Cake & Desserts: Kelly Dalisa at Monte Verde Inn/ Bride & Groom:  Clarissa & Alex Murch (Love them!)

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5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Invitations

5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Invitations

#1  Hire A Custom Invitation Designer

Many people don’t know that they can have their invitations designed just for them.  Choose a Couture Invitation Designer to get invitations that are unique to your individual style and the style of your event.  The process is a lot of fun!

#2  Choose a Realistic Budget

You can expect to spend about 3% of your total wedding budget on invitations.  Choose a vendor who is conscious of your budget and will design around it.  Ask your invitation designer to help you establish a realistic budget that’s based on your needs.

#3  Start Early

Find your venue and then your invitation vendor.  When your invitations are designed uniquely for you that design can influence the look of your entire wedding.  You’ll want to carry over the style of your invitation to other paper items that you’ll be using the day of the event.  These items include favor tags, programs, menus, place cards and the seating chart.  Plan to work with your stationary vendor for about a year, beginning with Save The Dates.

#4  Avoid Being Too “Matchy Matchy”

This isn’t the prom folks!  Choose a color palette or use shades of 2 colors for a more elegant, less redundant look.  Try using metallic colors.  The use of bold colors is hot right now!  Or, for a vintage look, combine shades of pink, cream and tea stains.  Don’t be afraid to express yourself with the colors that you love!

tea stain rose wedding, lime green and pink wedding

#5  Be Careful About Ordering Online

When you order invitations online you’ll want to consider the following:

A.  There’s no one on the other side making sure that you remembered everything that needs to be included in your invitation package (map, website, directions, etc.).  You won’t be getting a call if you misspelled something or left something out.

B.  When you’re looking at cost, online generic invitation vendors only show you the charge for the invitation.  As you get further into the order, you’ll see that there are additional charges for the reply card, other inserts, color printing, etc.

C.  The quality of the paper and printing may not be what you expected.  The way the invitation feels in hand is so important!   If you can, choose a custom stationary vendor who will let you see a proof before printing your invitation package.

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