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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bride of the Month ~ Ashley !


Zackary and I have known each other for a long time through many mutual  friends but never quite got along with one another over the years.  Then on July 4, 2012 with a group of friends we both attended the Mt. Clemens fireworks. As the night went on, we started talking and realized our thoughts about each other were wrong. We hung out many times and through different discussions we knew we were right for each other making us official on September 1, 2012. Everything was just all in timing and since that moment we have been inseparable.

We took a vacation to California for me to meet his parents. One of the days, September 3, 2013, we went to La Joya,  California at the Children's Cove which has gorgeous scenery.  Zackary took me up to a bench looking out at the ocean with beautiful cliffs and caves where it's a protected habitat for many seals, and proposed .  The day was a perfect day and of course I said Yes! We now have a little baby boy who we love and adore as I am a stay at home mom and couldn't ask for anything better. Zackary works for Defense Enterprise installing fences, gates, and railings exceeding and advancing at his job. In our spare time, we have been planning our wedding that will be on September 20, 2014. The ceremony and reception will be held in Rochester Hills in the backyard of his aunt and uncle's house. Their backyard has many trees and wetlands that they own right next to it that work perfectly for our vintage/rustic themed wedding. The colors for our wedding are lavender and mint with peach as an accent color. We will be having burlap, lace, and chalkboards incorporated within the decorations along with many unique diy projects. Our wedding is going to be a smaller wedding with a guest count around 75 people. We want a very intimate and romantic feel with string lighting and candles. We can't wait for this day to come and see what we've been envisioning come to life.  

Images by Flourish Photography 


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wedding Flowers


While all flowers are beautiful, some get more attention when it comes to weddings. Here are some of the most popular flowers brides and grooms choose for their special days.

Roses

Tulip

Calla Lily

Baby's Breath

Hydrangeas

Peony

Ranunculus 

Stephanotis

Sweet Pea

Gardenia

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Bridal Registries


Registering is a fun way to start planning your future with your soon-to-be spouse. If you have never registered before, this can seem like an intimidating task when in fact its quite fun. 

How to register

Once you have sat down with your future spouse and decided what you want the look and feel of your home to be you can begin to select registry items that fit in with your vision of your future home. You can hit the stores together or create your registry online. The great part about going online is that you can constantly check in and update your registry with more items.

What to register for?


Anything and everything. Thanks to the internet, there are no limits when it comes to registering anymore. If you are unsure of what to register for, websites such as "Real Simple" and "The Knot" have registry checklists to help you out. 


Another trend in wedding registries are "honeymoon" registries where guests can purchase honeymoon activities for the happy couple to partake in on their honeymoon. These activities can be anywhere from a couple's massage at a spa to scuba diving in the ocean. A popular honeymoon registry website is honeyfund.com. 

Out-of-State Brides


For out-of-state brides deciding to have their wedding in their hometown or for couples that are moving out of state after they say their "I Do's", there are a few things they should consider when registering. 
 
When registering, the store will ask about a shipping address for a guest-ship option. If need be, you can add a note at the bottom of the invitations that reminds guests to send gifts to the bride's house. Most stores offer free shipping at certain times of the year so it would not cost guests more money to ship, but it really just depends. If at the end of the day a guest or two brings a physical gift to the wedding you can usually return the gifts to the store before you leave and ask them to issue a gift card so you can repurchase the gifts locally or have the store ship them for you. Many stores will bend of over backwards for brides as they make a lot of money from registries.

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 
248-408-4602.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pets in Weddings



More and more couples are deciding to include their furry friends in their weddings. And why not? Our pets play a big role in our lives so its only fitting that they play a role in this special day. Before you decide to include your fur baby in the wedding there are a few things you want to talk over.


First, make sure your cat or dog is up to the task. I know that my dog gets excited anytime she sees someone she knows that isn't me or my husband. It's like Christmas came early and she can't help but run to them and give them a million kisses. For this reason, there is no way that she would be able to focus on walking down the aisle with all my friends and family just waiting for their laps to be leaped on. Others may find that their pet is just simply uninterested in cooperating and might think that a particular patch of grass half way down the aisle is just the perfect spot to take a rest. This can be avoided if your pet is small enough to be carried down the aisle by either the bride or a member of the bridal party. You can always just have your pet stationed beside your future husband to be.


If you are in the early stages of planning and haven't chosen a ceremony venue just yet, you might want to remember to ask each location if they allow pets and if there are any restrictions if they do. Once that is cleared with the ceremony site, consider your guests. While they don't have to be the deciding factor in whether or not you choose to do this, its important to note that many people are allergic to certain animals. It might be smart to spread the word that you will be including your pet in the wedding so guests can prepare ahead of time by taking allergy medication.

The last thing you might want to consider is designating someone to be in charge of your pet on this special day. Their duties could include dressing your pet in a bow, tie, or small outfit (while keeping your pets comfort and safety in mind), bringing them to the ceremony, and entertaining them until it begins. After the ceremony you can have this person take your pet home, hire a sitter to come pick him/her up, or ask your day-of-coordinator if they would help you out. You're The Bride provided day of coordination for bride Lauren's June nuptials where the couple included their dog Bella in the ceremony. After the ceremony I drove the very-well behaved and loving Bella to doggy daycare.

However you choose to incorporate your pet in your nuptials, whether its in the engagement photos or the ceremony itself, here are a few pictures for inspiration:


Pet Proposals

Engagement Photos



Save The Dates

Getting Ready Photos


Wedding Photos

Part of the Ceremony
Decoration Inspiration

Pets aren't limited to cats and dogs either, check out these pets who were also included in weddings:




For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Wedding Ceremonies



A wedding is the joining of two lives and two families into one. Other than the vows and readings there will be a moment in the ceremony for a gesture that symbolizes the joining of the two families.

Unity Candles


Sand Ceremony


Rose Ceremony

Unity Painting


Wine Ceremony




These are only suggestions. Basically anything that can be a symbol of two becoming one can be used. I have also heard brides talk about feet washing, releasing balloons and lanterns. Others have put their own twist on the above ceremonies. For example, a chef couple used spices instead of sand in their ceremony. Just remember that it is your day and there is no wrong way to do it.

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Top 14 Problems We Solved at Weddings in 2013

Don't Let This Be You  on Your Wedding Day !!!!

As a bride you may be worrying about the things that could go wrong on your wedding day right ? Well you don't have to worry because when you hire us we are there to put out fires and fix problems immediately as they arise.  You definitely don't want to be dealing with any issues on your special day.
We offer you peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your party!

Here are some of the top problems we solved last year.

When making our vendor confirmation calls we discovered the linen provider had the wrong location to deliver to. We provided them with the correct location and address.

The limo did not have air conditioning so we called to get a new one during the ceremony. The bridal party was relieved so they wouldn't be hot and sweaty.

The florist didn't bring the toss bouquet, boutonniere and toss bouquet (3 different events) so we quickly made them out of the centerpieces that were already on-site. We carry ribbon and scissors in our emergency kit.

Saved a falling wedding cake from hitting the grass.

Fixed bride’s bustle multiple times (happens at most weddings).

Drove bride and groom to their hotel when they needed ride at end of night.

Gave a guest batteries for their camera from our emergency kit.

Sewed flower applique back onto flower girl dress moments before ceremony.

Prevented the cake from almost being delivered with wrong color scheme.

Fixed up lighting issues when technician was not available.

Bought votive candles 45 minutes before guest arrival that hall was supposed to provide.

Set up tables and chairs that were on the approved floor plan but venue never set up.

Cleaned flower girl dress after she got sick so she could participate in ceremony.

Came up with solution for linens that were wrong size and wrong color.



Drove dog that was in the ceremony to doggy daycare when he needed a ride.

Stepped in as a coat check attendant when they were sick.

Found a replacement photographer within an hour of start time who walked off the job!!! NO JOKE!!

AND MORE!!!

Just think if we wouldn't have been hired these would have been issues that the bride and her family would have had to deal with. Often times they don't find out until it is too late. You only get one wedding day so why not book our services so you know we are working behind the scenes while you are getting your hair and make up done!


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Wedding Desserts


Gone are the days when a simple wedding cake was all you needed at your wedding. These days wedding guests are looking for the WOW factor when it comes to desserts. There are no more rules. Take a page from these previous bride and grooms and turn your favorite treat or non-sweet snacks into a great dessert bar. Here are some dessert table suggestions that your guests are sure to love:

*Tip: create small to-go bags and your snacks and treats can double as favors. 

Pie Table


Candy Bar


Donut Bar


Cheesecake Table


Smores Bar


Trail Mix Bar


Popcorn Bar


Ice Cream Trucks




For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 248-408-4602