On April 27, 2017, I had the pleasure of hosting a styling event at BLHDN Philadelphia. Along with, ONLO Beauty, Flowers by Jenna Rayesky, Champagne from One Hope and yummy treats from Nutmeg Cake Design. Check out some photos from Love Me Do Photography below.
Looks fun, right?! During the event, we talked about gaining clarity and direction when shopping for all the events surrounding your wedding. Because, let’s face it, the options are endless, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when shopping.
The first thing I ask all my bridal and personal styling clients is “how do you want to feel?”. Your clothing is your armor; a dress that makes you feel confident can get you through the blushing moment of opening lingerie in front of your further mother-in-law. It can also contribute to loosing your cool and feeling extremely uncomfortable when your guest give slightly embarrassing toasts at the rehearsal dinner. You should be able to rely on your outfit to make you feel comfortable and confident. So be sure to take the time to look inside and decide how you want to feel.
Next, you’ll want to consider the overall vibe and venue of your event to ensure a cohesive look. Choose a theme like “old Hollywood glam” or “classic elegance” and stick to it. While you can stray from your wedding vibe for the pre-wedding events, try to keep some repetitive decor elements to connect the dots.
I like to find some sort of visual inspiration as a guide. For example, if you’re having a feminine and whimsical bridal shower, maybe an ornate tea cup is your inspiration. Your inspiration can be anything, a pair of shoes, a certain flower or print.Allow this visual inspiration to keep you on track when shopping – when you see a gorgeous white dress, ask yourself if it matches your visual inspiration before falling in love.
After sharing some tips and tricks, we had plenty of time to SHOP! Congrats to all the bride’s-to-be that founds their pre-wedding event dresses, bridesmaids dresses, veils, jewelry and beyond! It was great meeting you and shopping with you!