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Let’s face it ladies…some themes should not even be attempted. This was the first thought we had when someone we know was contemplating the idea of having a “fiesta” wedding. And no, we are not talking about having a wedding during the two weeks in April where “everything-on-a-stick” is considered gourmet food. However, in light of the fact that we have just kicked off 11 days of craziness in South Texas, we were wondering how one would attempt this very type of themed wedding and it still be tasteful?
Enter Pinterest. We found some gorgeous ideas to create the feeling or vibe of that type of wedding without being too literal. This should also be remembered when trying to integrate ANY type of theme…remember…moderation. Don’t take every idea as literal, think outside the box on how you can add your own unique spin on something that probably has been done hundreds of times before.
We love the way pinatas have been re-thought of in a fun cookie. Color can also be integrated in your menu with a seven layer dip carefully redesigned for individual portions. Because of its clear container, all the colors look amazing. Not to be overlooked are these cute margarita pops…of course, on a stick. Just sit down with your caterer, let them know your ideas, and they will help you come up with a menu that is perfect for you.
Take your cue from this board and how they still had a very definite color palette. By sticking with a smaller palette, it forces you to remember that everything should look like it’s a part of the same wedding and the same couple. How striking this bride looks in her white dress with this dramatic pop of colored flowers in her hair in lieu of a traditional veil. The styling and jewelry also keep a consistent tone. Also, this board does a great job of reminding us that you don’t always have to use real flowers. Because of traditional paper flower options in this culture, you can replace or incorporate these simple but colorful flowers into centerpieces and even bouquets.
On our final board, we love the idea of using non-traditional invitations for your wedding. These particular type of invitations undoubtedly will cost less than the traditional ones, and can immediatley set a festive tone for your guests. A colorful cocktail bar can also add to your color scheme by just incorporating specific types of drinks. Any hired bartender will be happy to integrate these colors into your day. And finally, we like how you can pretty much take any solid color bridesmaid dress, tie a coordinating colored sash around the waste and it immediately takes on a new feel. Who says sashes have to be neutral or matching? Definitely not us.
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Trends in photography are not just limited to style and location, a couple of new trends have been introduced to us by FarrisFoto. The double-sided die cut and the bevel wrap are becoming quit popular for brides and couples. Take a look at what FarrisFoto has to say about these trends.
FarrisFoto pioneered this perfect giveaway solution in San Antonio. These are standard die-cut prints of your favorite bridal or engagement photo on the front while the back contains your names, wedding date and URL for your wedding gallery. This is an inexpensive solution for an item your relatives and guests can keep with them for years to come.
Bevel Wrapped Canvas
Bevel wraps, a step beyond gallery wraps, are a way to create the appearance of 3D with a beautiful ready to hang canvas wall art. The beveled frame below the wrapped canvas allows the entire image to be viewed. Bevel wraps come in a large number of sizes and are an ideal complement for the center of a multi-segment image.
We think the bevel wrap pictures are a great option to have for displaying at your reception either hung or on easels, and then afterwards you can hang them in your home or give them as a gift to a loved one. What parent wouldn’t be proud to display a beautiful photo of their child?
And as for the die cut pictures, we think there are a number of ways to reuse and repurpose this giveaway if you have extra left over. Not only can you frame them, but you can also create lovely ornament keepsakes, use them in scrapbooks, make luggage tags to personalize your bags, and use them in any number of accessory items. Take your cue from Martha Stewart, she has hundreds of ideas for small photos.
If you’ve found other ways to use items like these, please let us know. We would love to pass on these tips to all of our brides and couples.Tags: Photography, photography trends, wedding ideas
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We love any occasion to celebrate around here at the Wedding Guide offices, and Halloween is no exception. For over a week we’ve had a sign-up sheet prompting us to commit to what tasty treats we were planning on bringing for our lunch day Trick-or-Treating soiree, and by the end of the week we had amended said sign-up sheet to include the phrase, “…we have permission to dress up!” Well, it is after lunch and we are all slightly bouncing off the walls from the sugar high that inevitably ensued. We are missing a couple of key people here today in the office, but completely understand when you decide to have your wedding anniversary on Halloween…ahhemmm…initials CK! How fun is that!
We eagerly pass on our enthusiasm to our social media community of brides and advertisers to show us how they are celebrating. And although we believe we will be getting more photo entries after tonight’s festivities, we thought we’d show you what we’ve received from two of our photographers, Cari Wible Photography and Robinwood Photography.
We’re so impressed with the Halloween themed morsels they both have created and generated photos for us. And who says you can’t incorporate a little spookiness into your own special couple pictures? If that’s your personal style, we say, “Go for it!” It really does make for a cool and unique kind of keepsake.
To quote one of our favorite movies, Steel Magnolias, “We’ve always wanted to throw a bridal shower with a monster motif.” For now however, we’ll settle for knowing about yours. Don’t forget to send us stories or comments about other themed showers or weddings you’ve attended or planned.
Everyone stay safe tonight and have a Happy Halloween from everyone here at the Wedding Guide.
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Don’t be left out this Friday, October 14 for Bride’s Night Out. The Wedding Guide is hosting a fun filled evening for all brides and their girlfriends to come see some of the latest wedding trends, share planning stories, exchange valuable information, and ask the professionals all your daunting wedding planning questions; all in a festive environment.
Come learn what a signature cocktail is, learn about boudoir photography, try out the current bridal hair-dos, find gifts for your bridal party, and maybe even learn a new dance for your special fella. Vegas Stiletto Fitness will be having you strut your stuff while laughing all night long. It’s time to channel your inner Carmen Electra or favorite Pussycat Doll and get a little sassy.
So grab the BFFs, come dressed to impress and put on your favorite pair of stilettos.
Austin brides come on out too. If you needed an excuse to have a small road trip with the girls, well here it is. You’re not going to believe the kinds of fun stuff we have planned for the night.
For more details on the event, contact 210.599.0336 or go online to www.saweddings.com.Tags: bachelorette party, bridal party, wedding ideas, wedding planning
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Their valet attendants maintain the highest professional standards and exercise exceptional customer service. With years of experience, Prestige Valet’s highly trained staff ensures efficient valet operations.
Prestige Valet offers an operation that accommodates the needs of any venue, whether a fine dining restuarant outside of downtown, or a night club welcoming all walks of life.
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When planning your special day, take a few minutes to think about those special people in your life who will travel from far away to be with you on the wedding day. You will want to make their stay an enjoyable, as well as memorable, experience.
Most out-of-town guests prefer not to impose on those involved in the hectic wedding schedule. Help make travel plans easy for them by negotiating a group rate with a local hotel. If you are holding your reception in a hotel, that may be the first stop to make when looking for rooms for your guests. Most hotels give discounts for groups of guest rooms. Include information about accommodations with your Save the Date cards or on your wedding website.
Remember, hotel accommodations are a special service you can provide your out-of-town guests. While allowing your guests the privacy of their own room, hotels also enable your out-of-town guests to spend time together and easily coordinate transportation to your wedding and parties.
In addition, the hotel concierge can arrange tours, shopping visits, or almost anything else your guests would enjoy. This service lets your guests continue to enjoy their stay while you are off on your honeymoon. Find hotels for your wedding in Austin by visiting the Austin Accommodations section of our website. Find hotels for your wedding in San Antonio by visiting the San Antonio Accommodations section of our website.
Many brides opt to give out-of-town guests a special treat to welcome them into town for the wedding weekend. These bags can be themed to match the wedding colors or the city of the wedding or one of the couple’s favorite items. Welcome bags can be made with cute paper gift bags, weaved baskets, gable boxes or canvas tote bags. Popular items for welcome bags include bottled water, snacks, a local map, and small themed items.Tags: out-of-town guests, wedding ideas, wedding planning, welcome bags
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Red is a classic wedding color that can bring some added drama to your wedding. In eastern traditions red is a color of joy, good luck and auspiciousness. Many believe that red roses symbolize passion and love, making them the perfect wedding flower. Red is a color that calls attention which will assist anyone that is going for the wow factor. Get inspired by these radiantly red photos.Austin, choosing wedding colors, Event Ideas, inspiration, picking a wedding color, picking wedding colors, Red inspiration, San Antonio, wedding colors, wedding ideas, weddings
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Underscore the drama of your wedding with the right flowers. Find a professional who will take the time to learn about you and the ambience you want to create. Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if you’re planning an elaborate wedding. When you talk with your florist, be guided by these elements: the style and mood of your wedding, the season or environment, your budget, and what you like.
You’ll need a number of floral pieces for your wedding: centerpieces for reception tables, sprays for candelabras, corsages for those who assist with various reception duties, floral “tokens” for special guests, and bouquets for bridesmaids and yourself. Ask your florist for guidance. His/her artistry, knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get a good value for your money, and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day. Enjoy this pick of fresh floral pictures from a few of our florists.
If you are looking for a florist in the Austin area, visit the Florists section of our Austin website.
If you are looking for a florist in the San Antonio area, visit the Florists section of our San Antonio website.
The walk down the aisle is the defining moment for the bride. Every detail adds to the scene. The ceremony music can be just as important as the ceremony site itself. The music can be as traditional or as modern as the bride herself. Tailor the style and sound to individual personalities to make this day truly yours.
One of the first steps in planning your music for the wedding ceremony is to research your church or synagogue’s policy for wedding music. Many churches have a set policy for wedding music and it is important to find out what is considered acceptable to avoid future problems that would arise. Don’t set your heart on walking down the aisle to songs that would be considered secular, which may not be allowed until you have determined the music policy of the place you have chosen.
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes of music is played before the wedding ceremony actually begins. If the ceremony is being held in a place of worship this prelude is considered to be an integral part of the worship service and the music must be appropriate. There should be various styles of music to choose from to fit the mood that you want to set for the awaiting guests. Remember that the music played at your ceremony does set the mood for your ceremony so it important to be creative in your planning.
Discuss your choices of music with the musician or organist who will play at your wedding. Be prepared to provide sheet music for any music that is unfamiliar to the musician and allow advance preparation time. You may consider hiring a professional to assist you in the music selections and create a music program to complement your individual desires. Another recommendation is that the bride-to-be come to a wedding at the church prior to the wedding to listen to the service and/or the organist to get ideas on planning her wedding.
A flutist, harpist or stringed instrument player can improve the sound of the music played and enhance your wedding. Expect to pay between $400 to $650 for a string quartet depending on the individual musicians’ experience and expertise.
Some brides arrange to have the church choir or the children’s choir to sing. The choir usually sings during the ceremony and prelude and on occasion for the processional. To involve everyone in the church a hymn can be sung which can add to the genuine experience of a church service.
Many churches allow both popular and secular music at a wedding. If you are not familiar with classical and traditional church music a good source to go to is the musician you have hired organist or otherwise. A good organist will have excerpts of various selections for you. Many Christian bookstores carry a supply of popular music tapes specifically for wedding ceremonies in addition to music stores.
Many churches will not allow the two pieces which are most familiar considering them inappropriate for a worship service. The Wedding March from Wagner’s Lohengrin is performed in the opera after the ill-fated wedding of Lohengrin and Elsa and the atmosphere it was meant to evoke is one of hatred and distrust. The correct title is not the wedding march at all but Bridal Chorus. The Wedding March is from Felix Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the melody used by countless brides as the recessional. It is also the theme music from The Newlywed Game. Churches may refuse to play this piece because it was written for the pagan wedding of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons.
Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music
- “Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin” (Richard Wagner) (also known as “Here Comes the Bride”)
- “Canon in D” (Johann Pachelbel)
- “Guitar Concerto in D Major”, Largo, (Antonio Vivaldi)
- “Air” (from Water Music Suite), (George Frederic Handel)
- “The Prince of Denmark’s March” (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) (Jeremiah Clarke)
- “Procession of Joy” (Hal Hopson)
- “Rigaudon” (Andre Campra)
- “Wedding March” (from The Marriage of Figaro), (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- Prelude from “Te Deum” (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
- “Trumpet Tune and Air” (Henry Purcell)
- “Trumpet Voluntary” (John Stanley)
Find music for your wedding in Austin by visiting the Live Entertainment section of ourAustin website. Find music for your wedding in San Antonio by visiting the Live Entertainment section of our San Antonio website.Tags: ceremony music, wedding ceremony ideas, wedding ideas, wedding music, Wedding Traditions
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Floral Elegance by A & M is a family owned, small business, floral boutique and special event design Studio. Floral Elegance by A & M offers full scale decorating, lighting, table linens, decorative coverings and settings, and much more.
Floral Elegance by A & M is a physical manifestation of artistic innovative design with accredited professional experience in planning, coordinating, and special event decorating, to include award winning floral designs. Owners, Adrianna and Mike Pedraza, have over 15 years of accredited floral design and event planning experience and have worked with San Antonio’s elite List of wedding vendors and venues.
Serving the San Antonio, Helotes, Boerne, Comfort, Kerrville, Sisterdale, Welfare, Spring Branch, Seguin, La Vernia, and Castroville, Texas cities. They also had the distinguished honor of providing destination wedding services in San Diego, Miami, Monterrey Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexico, Laredo Texas, El Paso, and Steam Boat Springs Colorado.
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