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7 Unique Bridesmaid Styles

They are your best friends and confidants. You know you want them to look FINE on your wedding day to compliment your GLAMOROUS gown! Here are 7 styles that you can get inspiration from for your big day!

Boho Bridesmaids

Love earth tones and lace? This is the style for you, boho is a beautiful trend that compliments every body type, skin tone, and hair color!

Blushing Bridesmaids

Pink is always in. It’s the color of love and romance! “SO FETCH!”

Floral Bridesmaids

Don’t forget about florals! Add them into a mix and it sure will complete the look.

Classic Bridesmaids

Want something a little more formal and clean cut? These black bridesmaid dresses bring that crisp, formal look you are searching for!

Neutral Bridesmaids

Neutral tones are always a good choice, especially when you have bright colors in your bouquet!

Short Bridesmaids Dresses

Show some leg girl!

All White Everything

Have your girls beam in white just like you! Except you’ll still be the vocal point, no worries!

Love,

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Leather & Lace

It’s time to think out of the box! There are so many ways to get married and you can get as creative as you want. This shoot by Kirstina E. Photography was a perfect example of how you can shake it up. Think bright colors, unique hair, and a different kind of location. I hope this shoot gives you inspiration to be yourself and do what you want to do!

What is your inspiration for this shoot?

My inspiration for the shoot truly was the idea of, “leather and lace” – a not so typical photo shoot for not so typical brides. I want to encourage brides and grooms to out of the box ideas. Today we see so many extravagant venues and bright white, pastels and other light colors…. I wanted color! …and all the THINGS! So I contacted Hello Beautiful and Divas Floral Shop with the idea of “Leather and Lace” they hopped right on board! Stacy, the florist, stated she had been wanting to do a floral mo-hawk for some time and asked if that would go with my idea… it fed my idea even more! Megan and Jenna are top when it comes to helping another local businesses inspiration and provided a beautiful lace gown and a Tip Top Tux.

That led me to finding the perfect location! A local bar, Gillies, had all of the signs on the wall, colorful seats and a pool table… it was perfect! To show some of the most unexpected locations and their beauty to me is a fun inspirational challenge! In the middle of the state and out west we have a lot of unique areas and my location for the shoot showed just that no matter your area or location I’m up for the challenge to show you just how beautiful we can make it!

My bride and groom, lucky for me, are a real couple! Kyna, our bride, is a hair stylist and makeup artist for Platform Hair Studio in Kearney so it could not have worked out any better!

Kirstina E. Photography

French Provincial Inspiration

As Americans, we are drawn to the French lifestyle and culture. It has been around for so long and their style still rings true: eclectic and timeless. Sam Areman really took that inspiration and created this shoot with other vendors in the Lincoln/Omaha area. You can create the vibe you want anywhere you want as long as people are there to support you and give you the tools you need! Here is what Sam Areman has to say about shooting this editorial piece.

What was your inspiration for this shoot? 

I love European architecture and was inspired when I came across this building in central Lincoln. The pillars, blue hues, and historic feel reminded me of Paris; imagining french provincial moldings and furnishings. I sourced many items from antique stores, locating pieces that fit the french blue and vintage feel of the shoot.

What was your favorite part?

My favorite part of the shoot was working with talented vendors, many who are good friends. All of the pieces came together so perfectly, and I think that’s the magic of giving vendors some initial direction, and then a lot of creative freedom.

 

 

Five photo-worthy first looks

You’ve been preparing for this moment for about a year now – every detail of your big day from your invitations to your caterer to your nails. You want it to be absolutely perfect. Now, it’s finally the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re about to make a forever promise and seal it with a kiss. The dress had to be hidden and the look kept secret, but the buildup is worth the reveal. Your love is right in front of you. Yes, it’s the first look. Tears, excitement, joy, passion – however you’re feeling, it shows. Take a peek at five photo-worthy first looks that we love:


Images via Pinterest

Worried about Sleeping Before Your Wedding? Plan Ahead to Rest Easy!

You’re in the home stretch of your wedding planning, but there’s one more thing on your mind. You’ve heard that soon-to-be-newlyweds may have trouble sleeping before their big day, and you’re worried you might have the same problem. Lucky for you, there’s some good news. By planning ahead and making a few small changes to the day before, you can put yourself in the best place to get a good night’s sleep before you start the next phase of your life!

Exercise

If you can manage some me-time during the day, it’s recommended to try to do a little bit of exercise. It helps your body to feel physically exhausted, as well as the mental exhaustion you are no doubt feeling from your wedding planning. If you have time earlier in the day, try doing some moderate to heavy exercise so that the adrenaline has time to stop racing through your body by the time you go to bed.

If you’re wanting to exercise right before bed, it might be worth trying a few yoga poses to stretch your muscles and focus your mind before bed. You can even do it from bed if you have a firm enough mattress. There are affordable mattress options online if you need a new one.

Keep Your Routine as Normal as Possible

The human body thrives on routine, especially when it comes to bedtime. You might think that keeping a bedtime routine is only for kids, but it’s really helpful for people of all ages, especially when you’re out of your normal environment.

Whatever you do before bed, whether it’s a hot bath, a face mask, half an hour of reading, or meditating, make sure you can do as much of it from wherever you’re staying the night before your wedding.

Avoid Alcohol

It may be tempting to have a glass of wine or three at your rehearsal dinner to deal with the stress of the evening, but you should avoid alcohol for about four hours before you want to go to sleep.

While alcohol might help you get to sleep, it will definitely cause you to wake up more often in the middle of the night once your body starts trying to process the alcohol, according to the Huffington Post. It can also cause you to become dehydrated, because you’ll have to use the bathroom more often.

If you are going to be drinking alcohol, use the two for one rule – two glasses of water for each alcoholic drink. This can help you from becoming dehydrated later, and make it easier for your body to flush out the alcohol.

Avoid Overeating at Dinner

When it comes to the rehearsal dinner, you will want to eat enough to feel full, but not enough to put yourself into a food coma. If you’re hungry when you go to bed, you won’t sleep well. If you’re too full, you’ll feel sluggish, but are more likely to have trouble getting to sleep.

You’ll also want to avoid caffeine, tobacco and foods with high amounts of sugar or saturated fats, because they can cause sleep problems, according to NBC News. The effects of caffeine and tobacco can stay in your bloodstream for up to six hours, so if you’re having coffee, make sure it’s in the morning.

 

Written by Samantha Kent of SleepHelp.org