{Wedding Wednesday} How to get the Bridal Glow

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With the onset of fall and winter, we bid a fond farewell to summer.  It’s more important than ever to make sure your skin is cared for properly.

Here are a few tips to get you well on your way to soft dewy skin for your special day! ;)

During the winter, the environment is constantly challenging the skin’s ability to maintain its moisture and stay soft.  All skin care experts tout that the wintertime is the perfect time to rejuvenate the skin.

Sunscreen All Year is a Must:

All the skin care experts strongly advise that you wear sunscreen all year long. Statistics say that less than 20 percent of Americans wear sunscreen all year round.  It’s hard for people to think about applying sunscreen when it’s snowing and 25 degrees outside. However, it is a fact that the sun shines 12 months of the year. .  Protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen!

Exfoliate:

Skin has an important rule for winter: you need to exfoliate every few days with a loofah or body scrub. It’s important to get rid of the skin of dead dry skin cells and this can be done through exfoliation.  Salt and sugar scrubs for the body smooth away rough spots. Gentle cream defoliants and non abrasive scrubs containing natural exfoliating properties are great for the face.  For dry rough winter skin it’s important to use a mild exfoliant . There is another alternative to using scrubs and it is just as effective. You can also use an enzyme mask, which digests dead skin cells.

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a few o fave exfoliants

Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. With the dry environment inside and the cold air outside your skin needs lots of moisture.

Depending on your skin type, there are many moisturizers on the market that will work for you.  I am a fan of   moisturizers with natural oils such as jojoba, sweet almond and wheat germ which have moisturizers and conditioning properties, not occlusive properties that can create barriers and clog the pores.  Body butters are great thick rich creams that absorb quickly and combat dry winter skin.

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Best body butter out there! LOVE <3

Water Weighs in as a Winner:

Water is important for your skin. Even though, during the winter months you don’t feel as thirsty your body still needs an ample supply of water. You need to make sure you drink plenty of water.

ZZZZZZ:

Get your beauty sleep. Your body needs to relax and be stress free especially before your big day! Resting aids in the skin cells oxygen process for cell regeneration.

And lastly don’t  forget about your lips. Chapped lips can be painful and annoying. Use a moisturizing balm that is made with shea butter or olive oil that enhances protection without any wax.

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get your lips first kiss ready with this gem!

 

Arm yourself with a good skin care regimen, good skin care products and a good positive mental attitude and you’re on your way to soft, healthy, and glowing skin.

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{Wedding Wednesday} National Cheeseburger Day

Happy Wedding Wednesday!!

In light of  National Cheeseburger Day, lets  chat about having your burger your way…even on your wedding day!

For our wonderful couples who may have met over a cheeseburger and fries or frequent the local burger joint for every date night this post is for you.

Don’t be afraid to tie in your favorite pastime into your wedding day! Here’s alittle inspiration to get you on your way! ;)

  • have for favorite burger served as a mini slider during the cocktail hour
  • food trucks are a rave at weddings,  so enlist your favorite burger joint to set up shop at your reception. This idea is especially great for late night receptions.
  • have your baker design a fun groom cake in honor of the cheeseburger you love the most
  • instead of the traditional carving station set up a “build your own burger” station

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And don’t forget the fries and ketchup!

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{Real Weddings} Celebrity Wedding Weekend Wrap up!

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!

We had a fun filled day celebrating our client Chloe’s 9th Birthday! Yet while we were celebrating Chloe some of our fave celebrities we tying the knot!

Congratulations are in order for the Miami Heat forward and his fiancee Savannah Brinson who made things official on Saturday during a ceremony in San Diego at the lovely Grand Del Mar Hotel. The couple were high school sweethearts and have 2 sons, LeBron Jr and Bryce.

Security was tight and guests cameras and cell phones were taken to ensure the couples privacy .

Guests were welcomed to the celebration with a barbecue on Friday evening before the afternoon wedding on Saturday, and the festivities are ended with a farewell brunch on Sunday.

We can’t wait to see the pictures for all the full details!! Congrats Lebron and Savannah!

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And across the seas this weekend the Grammy winning singer, John Legend,  and supermodel Chrissy Teigen,  exchanged vows after seven years of courtship. They ceremony took place in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.

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photo compliments of E!online

 

The bride wore three Vera Wang dresses for the occasion, including an stunning ivory strapless open back, V-neck ballgown for the ceremony, and an ivory strapless mermaid gown with a pleated bodice for the reception. She finished off  her fabulous looks with a crimson strapless mermaid gown with a hand-draped bodice and inverted flange skirt with crystal embroidery for the after party. Can you say SWOON!!

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photo compliments of Instagram

Sources say, following dinner, the groom  took to the piano for an emotional rendition of “All of Me.” “Everyone was in tears. It was so beautiful,”  I can imagine not a dry eye in the place.

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We wish both the happy couples many many years of martial bliss! ;)

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{Wedding Wednesday} Please take a seat

 

Happy Wedding Wednesday!    

Your wedding ceremony will play a huge part of your special day.  Thereforedon’t let your ceremony be anything but extraordinary!   Today I am going to show you some fun and totally unique ceremony ideas for your wedding.

Dont be afraid to knock tradition as most modern couples do by bringing your personal style into every aspect of the day.  Be creative and design a ceremony space that is conducive to the atmosphere you feel most comfortable.  Whether it is a rustic barn setting with seats stacked of hay and laceor a circle of love next to the sea, feel free to create the space that reflects the sentiment you want to evoke.

So, if you’re ready to take your ceremony to a more creative level, heres a little inspiration!

 

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 PS- Keep in mind that as two families become one there is no side, so please just take a seat! ;)

 

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