Wedding Gift Ideas From Bride to Groom

Wedding Gift Ideas From Bride to Groom

Whether it’s material or written, sentimental or funny, the bride and groom gift exchange is not always easy to come up with ideas. But no worries, we’ve compiled some of the most popular and some of our favorite gifts from the bride to the groom. Boudoir Shoots One of the more common gifts from brides to grooms are boudoir shoots. We’re not going to lie, these can easily turn into a creepy gift if you don’t do it correctly, here are two important tips to avoid a boudoir shoot gone awry. When? Don’t give it to him in front of all the guys, he doesn’t want them to see that and you probably don’t either so save it for a good time. Don’t leave him awkwardly trying to hide it before he walks down the aisle either, save this gift for the night before the wedding or while you two are on the honeymoon. Who? You will definitely need a good photographer, you don’t want yourself to look uncomfortable in the photos or like a glamor shot gone wrong. We love Chrissy Rose Photography, her empowerment shoots always look classy and not trashy. Check out our other blog post about boudoir shoots for more! Leather Travel Bag There isn’t a more classic gift than this one, we suggest a toiletry bag since it will be used on almost every trip or overnight and it will be a staple for years. To add a personal touch consider adding his monogram, we love this one here. Sports Tickets Another great gift idea is season tickets to his favorite sporting event, we’ve...
Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Choosing dresses for your bridesmaids is a special kind of difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Bella Bridesmaids invited us over to share their simple do’s and dont’s for a stress free decision when choosing bridesmaids dresses. We love sending brides to Bella Bridesmaids because of their beautiful selection and Ariel is always a great help! While we were there, Chrissy Rose was with us to capture photos of these gorgeous dresses, thanks for the fantastic images Chrissy, you never disappoint!     DO Mix and Match Prints A HUGE trend this season, you can switch it up by choosing different kinds of prints for each of your bridesmaids. It can result in a gorgeous array of color, but be careful not to choose clashing colors and hues. DON’T Choose Ivory or White Colored Dresses A few shades to stay away from are ivory and white, deciding on these colors will end with your own gown being lost in a sea of white fabric. However, if your heart is set on lighter colors, perhaps go with a blush color and add in texture with various prints, metallics, sequins, and accessories. DO Accessorize Speaking of accessories, there are hundreds of ways to make your bridesmaid’s dresses special by using hair pins, beaded belts, or statement necklaces. These are a great way to either add a pop of color or bring a whole look together. DO Emerald Green A trendy color this season is emerald green which pairs perfectly with a white wedding gown, if you do choose this brilliant color, be wary when taking pictures in front of areas with lots of...

Blushing Brides to Be {5 Tips for Boudoir Shoots}

When on the topic, the word boudoir often times automatically brings a bit of a blush to the face of the inquisitor. Throughout the years, we’ve had brides on the look out for the perfect gift for their husband to be. Often times, boudoir photos are of the first ideas that pop into their minds. They shyly request information on whom we recommend for the service and then quietly resume to other topics, most often leaving us without the knowledge of if they took the step or not. This topic doesn’t have to be taboo. Nor does it have to automatically come to mind as tasteless. You don’t even have to strip down to your skivvies! Milwaukee boudoir (and wedding day!) photographer Chrissy Krueger-Gruendyke of Chrissy Rose Photography takes a different point of view on it; while you’re knocking the socks off of your man, you’re also taking a moment for yourself. “I am often asked ‘what exactly is boudoir photography?’ Boudoir-style photo sessions with Chrissy Rose Photography showcase you as the beautiful, confident and sexy woman that you are. Capturing you in this way is a celebration of all things you. The photos are meant to be seductive and intimate as well as empowering. The women I work with are often times brides-to-be looking to surprise their grooms with a super sexy wedding gift. Or the mom who just got her body back and wants to flaunt it. Or the 50-something hottie who wants to freeze in time how amazing she looks. We all do it for different reasons. The most important reason is to celebrate ourselves at...

Putting Your Best Face Forward {Wedding Makeup 101 with Tayla}

When it comes to your wedding day, not only do you want everything to go as planned-from getting ready in the morning to the transition to walking down the aisle then dinner and dancing-but you want to feel good, from your head to your toes. But lets focus on your face! We all have in our minds exactly what we want to look like as we see our second half for the first name as newlyweds. Whether it be big lashes and nude lips, or a smokey eye with a pop of colored gloss, it is definitely your own prerogative. Regardless of the look you’re going for, there are a few things to keep in mind leading up to your big day. I had the opportunity to speak with our beauty guru go to, Tayla LaMacchia, of Primed Artistry Group, for a little Q&A. 1. In your opinion, are there any specific Dos and Don’ts within your skin routine the week of the wedding? The week before the wedding, don’t do anything you haven’t done before. Now is not the time for experimentation, reserve that to at least six weeks prior to the wedding. Do eat well, hydrate the body and skin and get as much rest as possible. Reduce Sugar and Alcohol consumption and keep in mind that hotels and travel can dehydrate skin, so make sure to have tried-and-true skincare options to respond to stressed skin available. 2. When within the planning process do you recommend a trial? Why do you recommend a trial? Unless you are a totally carefree bride that prefers not to plan for...