Geometric Wedding Cakes + Cake Toppers

Are you hosting a modern wedding with a chic and sleek modern design?  Then don’t forget to theme your wedding cake to look the part!  The cake is a great chance to weave in your palette or design principle into the day and when it comes to geometric patterns, these take the cake!  Take a look at a few creative ways to make your wedding cake more modern.

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{Photos: Top Left: Anneli Marinovich via B Loved, Right: Erica O’Brien Cakes, Middle Left: Scott Michael via Ruffled, Right: Anneli Marinovich via London Bride, Bottom Left: Melissa Biador via SMP, Right: Dustin & Corynn Photography via Wedding Chicks}

Tone Up for Wedding Season with Pure Barre

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Are you gearing up for your summer wedding or honeymoon and looking to tone and trim before the big day?  Then look no further than Pure Barre!  What’s Pure Barre?  It’s an exercise program, studio, and class designed to lean out your muscles, give you a full body workout, and provide you with the fastest, most effective way to change your body.  And it works!  We’re big fans at The Bridal Bar!!  We love it so much, we’ve got a special deal for our readers!

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If you live in Los Angeles and are getting married, then get in on the bride-to-be countdown challenge (applies to guys and grooms too!).   Just sign up at Pure Barre Beverly Hills and get an extra month of the bride-to-be package free!  Mention Bridal Bar and they’ll take great care of you!

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Don’t be intimidated by the ballet barre – Pure Barre is really for everyone!  It’s low impact, it’s not dance (no rhythm required, we certainly don’t have any!), but it really does reshape and sculpt your body like you wouldn’t believe.  Now we’re not saying it’s easy, you’ll get your sweat on, but you’ll feel amazing after and in a matter of a few short weeks, you’ll see big changes in your body!

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These photos are from actual trainers and students at Pure Barre Beverly Hills, where they will welcome you like family, teach you the tools to be successful at it, and help you tone and trim your arms, thighs, butt and more in time for your big day!

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The bride-to-be program is a three month series (with an extra month free!) but of course you can opt in to any length of time or amount of classes you want.  Just mention Bridal Bar when booking your bride-to-be program to save at Pure Barre Beverly Hills.  Sorry our global friends, this deal is only good at the BH location.  But check out their website for studios near you!

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All Photos by Jake Isham

Chic Camp Wedding Concepts

Bring your love for camping and the outdoors into a chic wedding that will have you singing I do with the birds!  Your outdoor reception can get the real camp feeling with table benches that have cute touches of the outdoors. To enhance the beauty of your scenery consider having a curtain arch with flowers and plants to give it a natural look. Have the outdoors come in with your recepetion table numbers made with moss! This will give the setting an authentic touch to your camp wedding experience. Lift your wedding cake to new heights with a sliced log underneath, this will give your cake a creative look and have your guests in awe all night! Nothing says camp like a silce of deliscious pie, consider having pie served at your wedding to share with your loved ones in the fresh air. It would not be a camping themed wedding without a scrumptious s’mores bar for you to enjoy together over the open fire, how romantic! We are swooning over this creative idea for a boutenniere, instead of a flower you can use a pinecone to add unique elements in your woodland wonderland. Brighten up the earthy tones of the camp wedding by having your bridesmaids wear a bright color such as yellow. Their bouquets can be filled with beautiful flowers and plants that you would find while on an adventerous camping trip. Say hello to summer and I do to your spouse to be with the perfect camp wedding amongst the pine trees!

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{Photos: Benches: Laura Nelson Photography via SMP , Arch: The Nichols via SMP , Table Number: Lauren Weems of Camp Makery via Wedding Chicks , Cake: Rebekah Westover Photography via Ruffled , Pies: Laura Nelson Photography via SMP , Smore Bar: Anika London via Wedding Chicks , Boutonniere: Steep Street via GWS, Bridesmaid: Nordica Photography via GWS}

Designing Your Wedding Flowers – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with floral designer to the stars, Amy Child Marella from The Hidden Garden in Los Angeles and the new DIY wedding flower company, Fleurish.  Amy gives us tips to cultivating your design, doing it yourself, and reaching for the stars when creating a wedding look.

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!

Pink Peony Weddings

It’s May and that means Peonies are in primetime season!  This coveted wedding flower isn’t easy to find throughout the year but in spring, it’s in full bloom for your big day!  So today we bring you the beautiful peony, in pink of course, because that’s the color we just can’t get enough of over here at The Bridal Bar!

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{Photos: Bouquet: Timmester Photo via Southern Weddings, Julep Vase: Julie Blanner, Centerpiece: Birds of a Feather Photography via SMP, Place Settings: Mod Wedding, Cake: Brides.com, Wall: Ben Vigil via SMP}

Dressing up Babes at Your Wedding

Do you have an infant in your immediate family?  Perhaps your baby niece or nephew or even son or daughter joins you just after their birth and for your big day!  Don’t forget to adorn them with as much beauty as the bigger flower girls and ring bearers with ideas like these!

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{Photos: Veil: Shannon Von Eschen Photography via Wedding Chicks, Colorful Flower Crown: Storymix Media, Baby’s Breath Flower Crown: Anna Roussos Photography via SMP, Wagon: Bumby Photography via Glamour & Grace Blog, Flower Buggy: AltF Photographers via Bridal Guide}

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.

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{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?

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{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.

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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}