Bridal Hair + Makeup – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with hair and makeup artist, beauty expert and stylist, Davee Troublefield of The Troublefield Lifestyle.  He tells us what trends are hot in hair and makeup, how to prep your skin for the big day and what not to do when getting ready for your wedding!

And lucky for you, we’ve got an after the show special with more great insights and even a downloadable tips sheet over at our Bridal Bar Radio After Show.  Subscribe for even more access and assistance in planning your dream wedding!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here and for more and exclusive content, here!

Pop Up Wedding Invitations + Save the Date Cards

If you want to dazzle your guests with a pop of color or a pop of personality as you announce your big day, then consider creating a pop up save the date or wedding invitation!  These 3D designs are certainly fun and festive for any event surrounding the wedding, or the ceremony itself!  Consider a picture of the couple, a cutout of the destination wedding location, or even the date so no one can ever forget it!  Here are a few of our favorite pop up wedding invitations.

pop up wedding save the dates invitations

{Photos: Top Left: MSW, Right: Sloan Photographers via GWS, Second Row Left: Cutture, Right: Kenneth Pfeifer via SMP, Bottom Row: Un Beau Jour}

Purple + Teal Weddings

Pretty plums, purples and lavenders pair great with the other colors of a peacock – like teal!  So today we’ve paired teal and purple to show you what a vibrant jewel tone wedding would look like for you!  Will you be bold with your color palette?

purple and teal weddings

{Photos: Place Cards: Dani Leigh Photography, Tables: Powers Studios via SMP, Garland: Etsy, Bridesmaids: Wedding News Day, Vases: Meg Ruth Photography via Le Magnifique Blog, Straws: Etsy}

Planning Your Finances with Your Fiance – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with financial expert, Elizabeth McDonald from Financially Wed who shares her knowledge of planning for the future and making the most of your money now that you’re merging your lives together!  This is one part of wedding planning you don’t want to skip!

And lucky for you, we’ve got an after the show special with more great insights and even a downloadable tips sheet over at our Bridal Bar Radio After Show.  Subscribe for even more access and assistance in planning your dream wedding!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here and for more and exclusive content, here!

Cute Bridesmaid Proposals

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Needing to pop the question to your potential bridesmaids? Here are some fun and thoughtful ways to ask your friends and family members if they’d want to be a part of your big day! Cards are a common way of asking someone to be in your bridal party, but you can enhance the experience by getting scratch-off cards to reveal the important question. Make them unique to your loved ones by choosing colors they’d adore or a cute image to scratch off such as the balloon above.

bridesmaid proposals

Build the suspense by challenging your girls to make a puzzle that will lead them to the final reward of becoming your bridesmaid! Show them some love with a bottle of wine that has its own custom label describing what they mean to you and with the final question. If you’re wanting to give your bridesmaids a gift that they will use for years to come consider a tote bag with a playful message for them to cherish and to use for a girls outing at the beach or a spa day for after you say I do. Get sentimental with these precious custom wooden dolls that resemble your hope-to-be bridesmaids. How could your girls say no to these adorable faces! Every wine bottle needs their own personal bag, so ask them to be your bridesmaid with a darling custom cover that they will be giddy over! Asking your potential bridesmaids to be a special part of your big day is an important start to the memories of your wedding, so make it an unforgettable moment!

{Photos: Card: via Etsy, Puzzle: via Etsy, Wine Bottle: via Etsy, Tote Bag: via Zilla, Wooden Dolls: via Etsy, Wine Bag: via Etsy}

Wedding Arch Inspiration

Walk down the aisle to a breathtaking arch that will leave all your guests in awe. Give your ceremony a romantic touch by considering these unique ideas to say I do under. If your’e looking for rustic aesthetics for your wedding ceremony think about having an all wooden arch, it will go nicely with a beautiful outdoor setting. Drape arches or awnings go perfectly with a ceremony on the beach for a simple but elegant look. Spruce up your decor for the I do’s by adding unique hanging lights from your arch, along with your choice of flowers to add depth and set the mood for a romantic experience. If you’re tying the knot in a farm setting, consider having your arch in front of the entrance with bright flowers to create a multidimensional ceremony. Say your vows in front of a gorgeous set of doors that you can have customized to fit your theme and color palette to take your guests on a journey throughout your commencement of marriage. To have the perfect fairy tale wedding consider having a vine arch with accents of hanging candles to get that truly happily ever after ambiance when you two share your first kiss as a wedded couple.

Romantic Wedding Arches

{Photos: Wooden Arch:Anne Blodgett via SMP, Drape Awning: Oeil Photography via GreenBrideGuide, Lite Arch: Amy & Jordan Photography via Ruffled, Gate Arch: Ryan Ray Photo via MSW , Door Arch: Jacqueline Campbell Photography  via modwedding, Candle Arch: Alysaa Maloof  via SMP}

Tea Party Wedding Inspiration

Celebrate your wedding in the beautiful outdoors with a tea party wedding theme. This charming wedding style can make for a elegant experience for you and your guests. Consider implementing a vintage style couch for your seats at your sweetheart table to get cozy on with your cup of tea. Putting flowers in a custom tea can for your centerpiece may bring your theme into the spotlight. Instead of a traditional cocktail bar, make a tea bar for your guests to choose their own brew to enjoy. Implement tea cups into your decor by hanging them from the ceiling or trees (if you’re outside). A tea party is nothing without its pastries-  having a pastry bar or putting it on to the reception tables will add more depth to your wedding design. If you want to get into the spirit for your tea party wedding choose a tea cup style wedding dress as well as for your bridal party. The possibilities are endless to creating a tea party themed wedding that will bring a unique and classy touch to your big day!

Tea Party Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Photography Tips with Robert Evans – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with veteran and celebrity wedding photographer, Robert Evans of Robert Evans Studios who shares with us all you need to know to book the best photographer possible and make the most out of your time together.  From how to pose to how to communicate with one another on and before the big day, you won’t want to miss a minute of this show!

And lucky for you, we’ve got an after the show special with more great insights and even a downloadable tips sheet over at our Bridal Bar Radio After Show.  Subscribe for even more access and assistance in planning your dream wedding!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here and for more and exclusive content, here!

Wedding Website Deals!

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We’re back with our awesome friends at Appy Couple who are giving away a deal to our readers!  If you’re on the hunt for that perfect wedding website (with matching app to go with it!), then look no further than the fantastic collections at Appy Couple!  Bridal Bar even has our very own curated collection of wedding websites to choose from too!  With over 500+ designs, including a luxury collection with couture designer collaborations, we have no doubt you’ll find just what you’re looking for, no matter what you want your wedding to look like!

Simply shop for the site you want and enter PROMO CODE BBXOXO at checkout and save on your purchase – no matter how big or small!

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We’re currently crushing on the chalkboard designs these days, but you can never go wrong with pretty in pink or oodles of champagne bubbles too!  They even have destination wedding websites perfect for your get-out-of-town I do!  Just find the one you want and enter PROMO CODE BBXOXO at checkout on Appy Couple to get your Bridal Bar discount!  Happy shopping!

custom wedding websites

And once you’ve got an idea of what you want your wedding website to look like, don’t forget to purchase your custom URL for guests to find you!  You can do that simply here and then redirect the link to your website and app and you’re all set!

destination wedding website

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is on the way! Thank your mom or your mom-to-be for all of her help with your wedding by giving her something that tells her how much you really appreciate her hard work and love. Consider giving your mother a personalized  wine glass for her to use when she needs to relax after the big day (or during the stress of planning)! You can also get creative with some embroidery ideas by customizing a hat with her initials or a clutch to add some fun to her wedding day outfit. If you’re wanting to get her something a bit more homey think about getting her a burlap pillow or engraved cutting board with a personal message to touch her heart. It’s important that your mom-to-be feels special on this day too so a key chain that illustrates your everlasting bond will make for a wonderful first Mother’s day gift. The possibilities are endless and so is the love that your mom will feel on Mother’s day and on your wedding day!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

 {Photos: Cutting Board: Etsy, Clutch: Etsy, Hat: Etsy, Wine Glass: Etsy, Pillow: Etsy, Key Chain: Etsy}

Bridal Bar Radio Expands!

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Have you listened to Bridal Bar Radio before?  That’s right, we’ve got a talk radio show every week on iHeartRadio and you can listen on demand anytime!  We’ve had all your favorite celebrity wedding professionals on as guests over the past two years to help you plan your big day and now we’re offering you even more!  Bridal Bar Radio is expanding to two shows a week with an after the show episode with each guest!

That’s right, we’ve saved the best for last!  Subscribe here to our after the show content and you’ll not only get access to our weekly show, but a bonus interview with the expert guest only available here!  Each episode also comes complete with a downloadable tips sheet from our star studded guest lineup to help you better prepare for your big day, both on and off the air!  From expanded content to top ten lists and off the record but on the air interviews, subscribing to Bridal Bar Radio After the Show gives you even more great tools to say I do with style and a stress-free experience!

Check it out and tune in today!  Bridal Bar Radio is one more way we’re helping you plan for your big day – on the air, in a podcast, and all the time!

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All Photos by Robert Evans Studios