You & the World are Surrounded by Love

Who doesn’t love unique wedding ideas? As most brides, I am ALWAYS on the lookout for special and non-conventional inspiration. While I am a huge fan of traditions, every once in a while, I see an idea that just strikes me. Let your loved ones give you their best on your special day in this gorgeous and unique way!

Using a beautifully decorated world globe is perfect to use as a “guestbook!” It can change the entire look of any room in your house as well as constantly remind you that you and the world are surrounded by love.

 

Gorgeous and Unique Wedding Ceremony Backdrops

If you’re looking to make your wedding something unique, something special, something beautiful and something completely memorable, don’t forget that it’s not all about the dress, the food or the suits. Let your ceremony backdrop speak volumes about you as a couple. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite, out of the ordinary backdrops to help make your day even more special. Enjoy!!

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Photo credit: Holeigh V Photography

 

Banish Your Back Fat & Be More Confident In Your Wedding Dress

When my brother and (now) sister-in-law were getting married a few years ago, she was so excited about her wedding dress that she tried it on for me once it came in. It was absolutely GORGEOUS on her! It was her dream dress and she felt completely beautiful in it. She had the biggest smile on her face until she turned around and then, she was upset. While I hardly noticed, she was very self conscious of her (small amount of) back fat. She was so upset that she literally started doing back targeted workouts that day! I totally get that though. We all have our insecurities and areas of our bodies that we wish were in better shape or looked better or different. If you’re looking to get rid of that annoying back fat for your big day and are just starting out on your health journey, check out Natalie Jill’s 6 minute “Attack of the Back Fat” video. It’s a great way to begin to reduce that unwanted back fat and help you to fit into your wedding dress and to be more confident on your wedding day.

Tear Jerker- Loving & Moving Father of the Bride Compilation Video

Tears are flowing! Let me tell you! The true, good and deep love of a father for his daughter is so special. I can only imagine what my dad will say when he gives me away one day, if I am so blessed. I know just how transformative the bond between a dad and his little girl can be. I have lived it. I continue to live it. Watch this sweet video and wait for the happy, loving tears to flow. Happy Monday loves <3

Why Having An Unplugged Ceremony Is Perfect For You

I obviously LOVE weddings and all things wedding related but I am absolutely obsessed with the Unplugged Ceremony trend right now! Wedding ceremonies are all about love. They are about the beauty of the couple and the love that they share and are vowing to share for the rest of their lives. No one wants to be standing on the altar expressing their vows just to look out at their family and friends and see nothing but cell phones and heads down already adding #Hashtags to pictures of your special day. You want to look out and see loving faces and smiles! Unplugged ceremonies help to keep the attention and focus on what is really important: love!

You also want to make sure that you have the best pictures from your photographer to remind you for years to come of your special day. I can’t tell you number of professional photos I have seen that would be the PERFECT shot but it’s interrupted by a phone or two sticking up in the shot. I don’t like sitting at a wedding and not being able to see because a guest somewhere in front of me is holding up their phone or camera trying to capture the moment. I know that you might be uncomfortable telling your guests to stay seated and keep their phones away but we love the idea of having a sign to gently tell/remind your guests to sit down, be present and leave the photo taking to the photographer. Here are a few ideas!

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Photo credit: Aya Tiffany Sato

 

Copper Wedding Detail Inspiration

I have always loved silver! Silver jewelry, silver wall accents, silver table decor, or silver fashions. No matter what, silver has always been my go to. I have to say though, lately I have been crazing over the gorgeous, copper inspired details that we are seeing in more and more weddings! It not only adds a little extra shine but elegance as well. Check out a few of our favorite ways to include copper into your upcoming wedding. Whether it’s a hair accent piece, your bridesmaid dresses, or your table numbers, there are so many stunning ways to include copper into your big day! Let us know your thoughts on copper wedding inspirations and feel free to share with us pictures of your copper inspired wedding!

 

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Photo credit: Amy Fanton

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Photo credit: Ruth Eileen

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Photo credit: Singler Photography

Delicate Color Inspiration for your Summer & Early Fall Wedding

Whether you’ve been planning your upcoming late summer or early fall wedding for a while or are recently engaged, DON’T get overwhelmed with all of the details that you need to have set before the big day! Make things easier on yourself by choosing a color palette right from the get go!

If you aren’t the kind of bride who has had her wedding all planned since she was a little girl, it might be a little bit more difficult to choose a color scheme for your special day. Don’t worry though, we have you covered. Check out this gorgeous color scheme and wedding details we are absolutely LOVING for this season! Picture3

From choosing a venue and flowers to designing your Save-a-Dates and cake, your color palette is involved in every part of the planning. This orchid, peach, celery and violet combination is stunning for a simple outdoor wedding or a fancy ballroom one!

Orchid is lovely and feminine without being overly sweet and girly. It pairs beautifully with delicate peaches and greens, giving it a warm and romantic edge. This soft palette is perfectly plush with a touch of rustic flair. There are so many ways you can incorporate these beautiful colors into your special day. Have fun with them and make sure they represent you and your style!

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Photo credit: Kenny Kim Photography

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Photo credit: Ikonica Photography

Fun & Thoughtful Maids-of-Honor Wedding Toast

They absolutely nailed it! How cute is this toast by the bride’s two sisters?! Speeches can be a daunting task for Maid/Matrons of honor but we just LOVE what these two did to show their love and support for their sister and welcome in their new brother!

Weight Loss Goals & Motivation for Your Wedding

I can share tip after tip, recipe after recipe, and workout idea after workout idea with you but the ONLY way that you can lose weight is if YOU WANT TO! You will not lose weight if you aren’t doing it for yourself. You have to be motivated and willing to work for it. Trust me, it will be hard work and sometimes or maybe a lot of the time, hard to stay motivated but, YOU CAN DO IT!

No one wants to look back at their wedding pictures and think ‘wow, who is that in the white dress?’. I know that you don’t! So, DON’T! What better way to start off a marriage than being healthy (in all aspects) and confident.

Be sure that you don’t make your weight loss goal unattainable. Nothing kills motivation like disappointment. You will be disappointed if you expect to lose 30 lbs. in a month and don’t, so be reasonable! Set achievable goals and then go for it!

It’s your body. It’s your life. It’s your wedding. It’s your marriage. So, get started today. Make a plan, set your goals and get started on the journey!

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Wedding Day Accessories- Stunning Earrings for Your Big Day

From the first, all important ring, (“You said yes!”) to your wedding day accessories, jewelry plays such an important role in not only the tradition but the excitement and romance of getting married.

So, when it comes to selecting your own wedding day accessories, make sure that you choose pieces that go well with the hairstyle you want for your big day and that reflect not just your bridal style, but your personal style too.

Whether your tastes are simple and classic, or vintage and glamorous, you want to choose pieces that when you wear them in the future, you not only remember but feel the love and excitement you did on your special day!

Check out a few absolutely stunning earrings that we know will help to complete your wedding day look and make you feel like the beautiful bride that you are!

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Photo credit: Blush Photography

Absolutely Stunning and Love Filled Wedding Photo

Can we just talk about this photo for a minute?!

How GORGEOUS!!

First of all, I am in LOVE with both of their styles. Her stunning modest dress looks just amazing on her and I love even more how comfortable and at home she is in it. And his relaxed yet super handsome suit and shoes perfectly compliment her elegance.

Secondly, are the old brick path and walls not just the PERFECT backdrop to showcase their love?

And finally… that affectionate and completely head-over-heels in love look he is giving her! I can’t even handle it. Such a beautiful and moving moment!

 

Save Your Guests From the Heat During Your Summer Wedding

We absolutely LOVE outdoor weddings! Whether it’s a gorgeous rooftop vintage ceremony, a sandy beach wedding, or an elegant backyard celebration, the fresh air and open space creates such a unique feel and excitement that we just can’t get enough of!

As much as we love outdoor weddings, there are a few details we want to make sure that you don’t forget about if you’re having one this summer. While your guests will enjoy celebrating your love with you on your special day, they won’t enjoy getting all dressed up in a fancy dress with their hair & make-up done, or sitting in a suit in the sweltering heat, sweating so much that after a short outdoor ceremony, they look like they’ve already danced the night away at your reception. While it’s a given that it will be crazy hot during the summer, it can also rain or storm so be sure to take care of your guests needs to make such a loving day enjoyable for everyone! Here are a few cute ideas that we love!

 

Wedding Programs are a MUST so why not create cute ones that double as personal fans to help keep your wedding guests cool!

Cold and refreshing drinks are perfect for a scorching afternoon wedding. How fun, cute and delicious looking are these spritzers with a fruit Popsicle inside for flavor and chill!

Gideon Photography

Photo credit: Gideon Photography

Rain or shine, individual umbrellas are a super cute idea to keep guests cool or dry.

Hayes Photo House

Photo credit: Hayes Photo House

Thank God for a sunny day! Keep your guests cooler with several large and elegant umbrellas that not only provide shade but do it without getting in the way of your photographer’s perfect shot.

Another super simple yet cute program fan for your guests to keep that breeze going.

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Photo credit: Luminaire Images

Such a cute idea, especially since clutches aren’t the biggest purses 😉 Plus, who wants to carry around or fear losing their sunglasses all day?!

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Guests want to hear your vows, not the sound of hands swatting at bugs! Fill a basket or cute pail with bug spray and sunscreen to cover all of your bases.

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Photo credit: Ryan Ray Photography

Sometimes a great ice cold beverage like Tea or Sangria can quench your thirst! Why not give your guests the choice?!

Wedding Day Hair Ideas

You have so many options when it comes to your wedding day hair and makeup. Do you want a dramatic look? Beachy loose waves? A classic updo with soft makeup? Vintage curls with red lips? Or something a little more fashion forward like a top knot? Take a look at some of our favorite unique looks and decide which makes you feel the most beautiful!

 

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Photo credit: Liliya Fadeeva

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Photo credit: Lin & Jirsa

Photo credit: Kate Weinstein Photo

Photo credit: Kate Weinstein Photo

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Photo credit: Jess Petrie

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Photo credit: All Days Wonder

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Photo credit: Belathee Photography

Floral Centerpiece Inspiration

We totally get how choosing a centerpiece for your reception can be a daunting task with so much you can choose from. Do you want flowers? If so, what kind? What color? Do you like candles or antique accents? Do you want it to be tall or short? Do you want them to all be the same or each unique? The right table decor can seamlessly tie together the sincerity of the wedding ceremony with the celebration atmosphere of the reception so, be creative. Let your personality and love show through. If you are wanting to go the floral route, check out a few of our favorites below. If you’re looking for beautiful and unique centerpieces that aren’t floral based, keep an eye out for a later post.

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Photo credit: Melissa Jill

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! I hope that you enjoy and celebrate your freedom today with a BBQ, fireworks, drinks, and laughs with your family and friends. To celebrate here at Skinny Bride, we wanted to share a few festive wedding photos with you!

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Photo credit: April B. Photography

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Photo credit: Mi Amore Foto

 

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Photo credit: Robb Mccormick

Bridal Shower Fashion

I don’t know if you were like me but when I was little, I not only dreamed of my wedding day but also everything leading up to it, like the day that I would actually be popped the exciting and loving question; “Will you marry me?”

From that day till the wedding, there is so much to be done. So much to plan and prepare for the BIG day. While it can definitely be stressful, don’t forget to have fun with it! Also, don’t neglect another big day you have coming up… your Bridal Shower. While you’re looking for your wedding dress, or trying to figure out the best favors for your wedding guest, be sure to take a look at and find your ideal and perfect Bridal Shower outfit.

Modern brides-to-be tend to wear the traditional color of white but feel free to add in a little pop of color and make it unique and shout YOU! Whether you are looking for a dress, a skirt combo or a pant outfit, we have a few ideas that we know you’ll LOVE!

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We’d love to see what you chose/choose to wear to your Bridal Shower! Share a picture with us in the comments and keep being beautiful friends!