Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happily Ever After

Customizing your happily ever after honeymoon on a budget

It can be difficult. I am here to help you! We are going to find you the perfect luxury vacation for you finding the perfect destination that matches your expectations. We have the entire world to look at, literally.

Lets start with, where have you always wanted to go? Do you want to go to a tropical place? Cozy, mountainy feel place? Or just a really nice gorgeous comfy bed..? I mean we have to lay out on line, right? We all know that we were thinking it.

First you have to make a list of where you both want to go, I am going to show you that you can stay in a budget and still have the time of your life. Whether that means going only a couple hours away, going on a road trip, or if that means getting on a plane somewhere.

You are thinking a couple hours away? Little did you know you are s lucky you live in Oregon, because there are so many places to go visit. You can find so many luxury getaways right in your own backyard. From experience I know a couple places on the back of my hand. Trilium Lake, Lost Lake, Timberline Lodge, Gearheart, The Hot Springs, Cannon Beach Area, etc

Out of state, why not? Seattle supa close! Great fun city so much do, yet still romantic. California Baby! San Fran, Sacramento, Tahoe, L.A. Monterrey Bay, San Diego, Santa Barbra, Santa Cruz, to many to choose from!

Leaving on a jet plane? One idea, small wedding big honeymoon. Greece, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand etc. Take a pick. These are the places that i want to travel to or have traveled too. Having a smaller wedding or even having a destination wedding is a great way to compromise. 

Tis' to the season of weddings and traveling! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Best part is, you can shorten it and wear it again

What is your favorite part of weddings? 

When the bride walks down the aisle?
The free food?
All the pictures you can take in one night?
Dancing your ass off all night?
Having a couple glasses of wine or just the entire open bar?
Getting the opportunity to catch the bouquet of flowers or the garter?
When the bride walks down the aisle you look back at the poor sucker that is standing there?
Or is it the BRIDES DRESS? 

I love the brides dress, has to be one of my favorite parts of the whole shabang! Today's generation there so many options to choose from. Maybe to many options!

The significance of wearing a white wedding dress is a symbol of purity and virginity. Does that mean you have to wear a white wedding dress? No! But that is the tradition. Other wedding dress colors are cream and even a very very light pink. 

There are new wedding dresses being designed daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally and yearly. So many wedding dresses to choose from any price range, super cheap to millions of dollars.

Your dream wedding comes in all different shapes and sizes. You have the opportunity to design your perfect day, all you have to do is pick out your style, budget and size. 
Styles: Short, long, strapless, long sleeve, backless, sweetheart, mermaid, a-line, lacey empire waist, ballgown, etc.
Get down to business and find the dress that fits you perfectly, because always remember you can shorten and wear it again! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ask Hannah

Brides to be, soon become paper divas

One of my girl friends from back home in California is getting ready to marry her best friend. She asked me for a little bit of wedding invitation advice. Here we go!

Kaylee Says: We are ready to design our wedding invitations! We are wanting a chic look but still simple and elegant. One of the things that we are struggling with is we are not exactly sure how to include all of the details into the invitation. Other than the date, time, place, and registration. Our venue is a little tricky to find, so i would like to put a map on it, but at the same time I don't want it to look cluttered. Help me! 

Hannah Says: I am going to let you in on a small secret, you can totally turn it down but this is what i would do if i were you. I would make an enclosure card! Keeping it within the invitation that is a "detailed" paper, this is still keeping it stylish and chic. Enclosure cards are the perfect way to show your guests wedding day details, like registration, maps, attire etc. Easy way to give them important information! 

Do you think paper invitations are going out of style? 

My Opinion: I think it totally depends on the kind of person. For me personally, I like getting an invitation in the mail. Going to the mail box looking through all the bills that you need to pay and then a sweet little invite is in the midst of all the depressing stuff. Open it up already! And put on the fridge! Getting a facebook notification, evite, email, tweet just isnt the same to me, by all means if that's your kind of style, fast and easy then go right ahead and do it! 

Tell me how you like to receive invites? Go take the quiz! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Flash. Flash. Flash!

First, Happy Wednesday!

Homework assignment: research a photographer that is your kind of style. You don't want to schedule a photo session, pay money and waste your time with a photographer  that doesn't match your needs. They could seem super boho floraly style and you were looking for a simple rusticy chic style. So it is very important to do your homework.

Modern Romance Style

Time to go shopping (or rage your closet). Then go find an outfit for your man. Shoot in a style that is current, romantic and elegant. Yes, you can be trendy but remember trendy goes out of style, in 5 years. You will be looking back at these pictures 10, 20, 30, 40...years away. 

Going to the Chapel...

Rain, rain go away?

So many beautiful places in Oregon that you can get married at, you can't go wrong!
Rain might be the only problem. What if its raining?  Don't freak out, every venue has its own answers. Like an umbrella..okay, but really they have tents.  

Can't go wrong with the state of Oregon

Honestly if you choose Oregon to be part of your special day, it wont let you down. It is one of the most magical places in the United States and also in the world. It has so much to offer, whether you choose inside a chapel or the outside beauty. Waterfalls, barns, lakes, mountains, city life, rustic country life. The list is never ending! Want to know my top 8? This is just 8, my list is always, always growing. I keep exploring this state and i can't stop, its addicting!

1.The lodge at suttle lake , Sisters Or. 
2. Hubbard  Chapel, Hubbard OR.
3. Sun River Resort, Sun River OR.
4. Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast, Parkdale OR.
5. Clackamas River Farm, Eagle Creek OR.
6. Brasads Ranch, Bend Or.
7. Green Villa Barn&Ranch, Independence OR.
8. Eagle Landing, Happy Valley OR.

I want to hear where you ended up choosing? Tell me all about it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ladies:When you fall in love with your best friend!


He has finally gotten down on one knee, and asked you to marry him, there is no better moment in your life then that. Tears of joy, tears of happiness and tears of forever. You can finally both say that you are going to spend the rest of your days on this earth together. Growing old in each others arms

Let the planning begin

Its that time!--Please try to not become a bridezilla, in morning make sure to drink a mimosa so you can handle your mother-in-law and also remember to take a breather. Do you have sisters your childhood best friend, college roommate? First pick your maid of honor then pick a couple other close girlfriends. Keeping it simple is the best way to go, a smaller bridal shower is one of the keys. You have to stop the list at some point. 

Color Scheme 

Choosing a color...or colors! This is where it starts to get super fun, what time of the year are you wanting to get married? Fall? Summer? (so freaking hot) Spring? Winter? Time to to decide. Color scheme will not only narrow it down to the flowers colors, but the dresses and tux's, table cloths etc. Let's get down to business!