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Favorite Cabo Locations

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially amongst our brides. Why? It’s simple. The beauty of the location. One issue brides run into when planning a destination wedding is searching for the location. We frequent Cabo–for work–not for play. Lol. So we’ve broken down a list of our four favorite Cabo wedding venues, in no particular order. Take a look!

Acre

Unlike most of the venues on this list, Acre is a venue, not a resort. They did, however, add in some tree house bungalows for guests to stay in. This venue is perfect for a boho, hipster kind of bride. Take a look at these amazing pictures. We’re positive you’ll love it too!

 

The Cape

If you’re a modern bride, who loves the desert, the Cape is the venue for you. If the desert and the ocean got married and had a baby, The Cape Hotel would be that baby. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself.

 

Grand Velas

If you’re looking for a higher-end option, the Grand Velas is your go-to. It does come at a higher price point, but it is an all-inclusive experience complete with high end culinary and top-shelf liquor only. The vibe of this venue is modern, pretty and minimalistic. Check out the photos of this beautiful venue.

 

 

 

Resort at Pedregal

This venue screams luxury and natural beauty. We’re obsessed and we know you will be too. If exclusivity is your thing, this venue is not a step-and-repeat type of venue. Just take a look for yourself.

Ladies, if you’re planning a destination wedding in Cabo, let us know in the comments which of these four venues you’d choose for your big day.

 

XOXO,

BTS

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90s Are Back!

One of the only times where you can get a good idea of what the future holds is during Fashion Week. And after this week, we believe the future is telling us that the 90s are continuing into 2018 in the form of neon and classic hair accessories.  

Just when you thought the days of Fresh Prince, Friends, and Seinfeld are over, the 90s made their way back into our hearts. We’ve recently noticed this trend in all the plaid and neon plastered through TopShop and Zara and, as expected New York Fashion Week reflected these trends as well. We anticipated that this trend would trickle its way into weddings and right on cue, we see Kim Kardashian West at 2 Chain’s wedding sporting a neon green latex dress.

Below we’ve compiled a list of hairstyles we can totally see a bride work on her wedding day as well as dress options for guests.

Hair Styles

 

Want to purchase? You can find it here!

You can find this scrunchy here!

 

Find Kim K’s statement headband here!

Dress Options

 

 

 

Ladies, let us know if you would strut your stuff down the aisle with one of these hairstyles. If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding, let us know which neon dress you can see yourself in.

 

XOXO,

BTS

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White Bridesmaid Dresses

You’ve heard it time and time again, “NEVER WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING.” That rule is in place for obvious reasons but in case you’re new to weddings, here is the tea: white is typically reserved for the bride. There are a few exceptions to this rule: (1) You can wear white if that’s the attire the bride and groom request of their guests; and (2) If the bride asks her bridesmaids to wear white–which brings us to why we are here.

A recent trend we wouldn’t mind seeing more of is white bridesmaid dresses. Let us go on the record and say, we are here for it! We love it. We think it’s a bold statement, reserved for brides who are not worried about being outshined by their best gals alongside her–also in white–a bride comfortable that she is still the star of the show. I mean, just look at Solange. She is the perfect example. If we’re being real, we’re not sure we would let our sister wear white to our wedding if our sister were Beyonce LOL. But back to Solange. Years later, we’re still obsessing over her cape, but also that her wedding party was in white. Remember this iconic photo?

Now, that’s no shade to any bride that doesn’t choose white for her bridesmaids. This is just to say that BTS has an affinity for a bride that is willing to push the envelope a bit. We’ve compiled a list of weddings, with bridesmaids in white, we’re obsessed with. Hopefully, if you take away anything from this week’s blog, it’s that white on your big day can be done and done really well. Take a look at some of this inspo, and let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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Designer Spotlight: J’Aton Couture

If it’s your first time here and you couldn’t already tell, we are fashion obsessed. Especially, bridal fashion. People love to stick to tradition when it comes to weddings–which for the record we’re all for. But if you’re going to push any envelope, let it be the fashion envelope. We love it when our brides push the limit a little bit, have fun and explore the plethora of fashion opportunities there are as it relates to bridal fashion. That being said, we like to highlight designers who are really pushing the envelope in the most beautiful way.

Today’s designer feature is J’Aton Couture. If you’re not a bridal fashion fanatic like us, you may have seen their designs on Beyonce!

 

Now a little bit about J’Aton. J’Aton is the acronym of the Australian designers’, Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino. Both Jacob and Anthony are the masterminds behind this renowned couture house. Each of these designs is made in Italy. How cool is that? These designs are perfect for brides who love silk, tulle, and satin. Some gorgeous aspects we love about these designs are the balloon sleeves, the detail, and the Victorian vibe. Take a look at these gowns and let us know if you’d rock one of these on your wedding day!

 

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Cabo Wedding Planner

Yes, we frequent Cabo. No, we’re not dual citizens. Yes, Cabo may be one of our top five destination wedding locations. As we recap one of our most beautiful Cabo weddings, we’re about to show you why!

As destination wedding planners, we typically work hundreds of miles away from our couples and wedding locations but have been able to master systems to make this process as smooth as possible.  

A few months ago, we had a Father of Bride contact us, who was actually a guest at one of our previous weddings and desperately needed some help getting his daughter’s wedding in order.  They originally hired a company out in Cabo to handle their wedding planning and design and faced a couple of rough obstacles, which consumed a lot of their wedding planning time.

We were more than happy to step in and assist with re-doing a few things that had already been done but didn’t meet the standards of our couple, as well as wrapping up a lot of loose ends that needed tending too. This was a lot of hard work for our team but the perfect results were worth every second of It. We were able to really get to know the bride and her family and create a wedding setting and timeline for the night that fit their needs just perfectly.  

This Cabo wedding was nothing short of amazing.  With a pink, black and white color palette, we were able to design the wedding of our bride’s dreams.  Check out the images and vendors that helped make this happen below!

Vendors:

Design and Coordination: Yours Truly (@btseventmanagement)!
Photographer: @sararichardsonphoto
Venue: @thecapehotel
Flowers: @areteflorals
Rentals: @delcaboeventdesign

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Paper Invites v. Electronic Invites

The longest battle of all time–paper vs. electronic invites. As industry professionals, we’re more than familiar with this debate. Before you get worked up, we’re here to let you know that we’re not choosing sides. We’re merely informing you of the pros and cons for both. Brace yourselves, because if you think you’re married to one over the other *pun intended*, after reading through, you may have a change of heart.

Paper Invites

Up first, paper invites. This is definitely the traditional route. With technology taking over most forms of communication, paper invites give off that more personal feel. We think people actually miss getting fun pretty announcements like a wedding invitation in the mail. Below is a list of pros we’ve gathered for using paper invites.

Pros

  • You can beautifully customize your own design.
  • They can be used as a keepsake, something you look back on every anniversary.
  • Keeping the tradition alive.

Cons  

  • The costs–it’s a pretty pricey penny to send out paper invites via mail.
    The average cost to send out invites for a guest list for 150, which is around 75 invites, is around $1350. This includes tax, design, print, and stamps.
  • Can be viewed as a waste of money when looking at the overall wedding budget because often times guests throw the invite away.
  • Not economically friendly. You know, save some paper and you’ll save some trees.

Electronic Invites

Finally, electronic invites. Will people judge your electronic invites? Sure, some may. But don’t put much value in their prejudices. We like to think we live in understanding times. At the end of the day, nobody should fault you if you want to save money on the invitations in order to pay more for better food, better music, better floral arrangements or even better honeymoon. Let’s be real! Below are the pros of having electronic invitations.

Pros

  • Easy to send and respond to.
  • Easy to keep track.
  • Guests are more apt to quickly respond.
  • No need to worry about mail service delays or old addresses.
  • You can add cool components like video and music.

Cons

  • Can be viewed as impersonal.
  • Not easy for older generations to respond to.
  • Not tangible to save as a keepsake.
  • Can be viewed as inelegant.

As wedding planners, we tend to recommend going with paper invitations. There is just something about the look and feel of these beauties that is incomparable when comparing the two. On the other hand, we have had great success with electronic invites and would have to say the best options is definitely dependant on the specific situation. What types of invites are you sending out? Let us know in the comments!  

 

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Now Trending: Statement Veils

Veil. What used to be used as a compliment to a dress, is now becoming a statement of its own. In our opinion, you can thank women like Princess Diana or Kim Kardashian–both whose veil was an absolute statement no one was able to forget.

When you think of a veil’s train, you immediately think of Princess Diana. Mostly because the length of her veil’s train was longer than her dress–and her dress was very, very long! The entire veil, held on by her crown, measured at 153 yards long.

 

Kim’s long blusher really just blew us out of the water. We hadn’t seen anything like it. Typically blushers stop at elbow or fingertip length. So this to-the-floor statement was everything we ever wanted!  

Now that we’ve recapped our thorough obsession with Kim K and Princess D’s statement veils, we’re positive you can tell how excited we are for a trend like this to come around.  If you know us, you know we’re all about stepping out of the box and making your wedding day and experience unique to you. With this new wave in veil trends, we’re highlighting a couple of statement veil trends we’re obsessed with right now.

Layers

Layers. We never thought we’d see the day where there were multiple layers beautifully incorporated into a veil. But the time is now, and we’re so here for it! Check out these veils with layers and let us know what you think.

Length

Length, length, and more length. Brides are taking a page from the veil queens (Kim K and Princess D) and we’re not mad at it! No matter if the length is in the blusher or the train, in our opinion, the more length the better.

Beading and Floral

Yes, girl, beading and floral on top of a veil! This trend is probably our favorite out of the bunch. The beautiful placement of these pearls and orchids on these veils is absolutely to die for.

Fringe

Fringe is totally a thing. With this style, you can go from Boho bride to Great Gatsby bride! With the right wedding theme and gown, these veils would be a beautiful addition to the bride’s overall look. Just when you think incorporating fringe into a veil can’t be done, we throw this at you.

 

What are your thoughts on a statement veil? Will you incorporate one into your overall look? Let us know in the comments!

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Kaley Cuoco’s Wedding Recap

Ladies, today we’re recapping Kaley Cuoco’s wedding, simply because we are unapologetically obsessed! If you’ve scrolled through Instagram and stumbled on her wedding pictures, we’re positive you cannot blame us for being obsessed. Let us be clear, this is not because we’re fangirls. There’s rhyme to our reason, we promise. Below is a list of reasons why we’re absolutely in love.

She didn’t have a bouquet.

She didn’t have a bouquet. Ok, this is absolutely untraditional, but we’re so here for it! Untraditional is a point we’d like to touch on briefly before we go to the next point of admiration. BE YOU! If you’re not a bouquet kinda gal, then ditch the bouquet! Your wedding day should be 100% about you. Never feel obligated to do a certain thing because everyone else does.

Their wedding was at a horse ranch and they included animals.

Their wedding was at a horse ranch and they included animals. Though we’re not huge fans of animals, that doesn’t mean we would deter any bride from incorporating them into their wedding. Kaley and her husband did what they loved by incorporating animals and we’re so here for it!

Horseshoe ceremony decor

Horseshoe ceremony decor. Sticking with the themes of horses. The ceremony decor was pampas grass put beautifully together in the shape of a horseshoe. Um, can you say heart-eye emoji?? We loved this!

The vows!

The vows. Admittedly, we were crying. Kaley said,

I’d go to my phone, and I’d go to my notes, and I tried and I couldn’t write anything,” she said. “I didn’t really understand why because there really were not enough words to describe how I actually, truly feel about you.”

How beautiful were they! Also, cool piece of information–her sister officiated the wedding. What a cool way to incorporate someone you love.

Processional goals.

Processional goals. The singer for the processional was I N C R E D I B L E ! Don’t believe us? Take a listen for yourself. You can find more of Gin Wigmore here.

 

It suffices to say, we were blown away by this wedding and we knew you’d be too, which is why we shared it with you. What was your favorite part of Kaley’s wedding and which part would you incorporate into your big day? Let us know in the comments.

Guest Attire Rules

Weddings are huge. It’s no wonder much thought goes into the selection of attire not only for the bride and groom but for their guests too. Even though many weddings have a dress code or suggested attire listed on their wedding website or invitation. There are some that don’t.

If the wedding you’re attending does have guidelines for attire, those rules or “suggestions” (we say suggestions in quotes because the term suggested attire is a polite way of saying, “we want you to wear this.”) will easily narrow down your attire selections. In case there is no dress code or suggested attire, we’ve compiled a list of clothing items what will always work, won’t work, and what we suggest:

What will always work:

  • A long gown or dress
  • Strappy heels
  • Trendy pants suit

What won’t work

  • Anything too casual, i.e., summer dress, sandals, and jeans
  • Anything white, off-white, cream, ivory, tan, sand, light silver, sequin, or the color the wedding dress could be.

Good colors to wear

  • Black
  • Green
  • Navy blue
  • Red
  • Dark grey

Things to avoid

Unless there is a color scheme or theme as part of the dress code, try to avoid the wedding colors. Here’s why. You don’t want to blend in with the bridesmaids, and even worse, potentially purchase a dress similar to what the bridesmaids are wearing.

You’re probably thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to know what the wedding colors are?” You can figure out what they might be based on the invitation. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of attire that would be perfect for a wedding.

You can find this emerald gem here.

You can find this reformation Key dress here.

This Soutache Mess Dress can be found here.

Want to shop this sleek jumpsuit? You can find it here.

Find this beautiful dress at Revolve.

And finally, this printed goddess can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding attire or need help styling. You know we are your go-to girls. Send us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com

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Bridal Clutches We Love

As women, after we find the outfit we’re used to spicing it up with the perfect accessories. The same is true for your wedding gown. This is why our brides often ask us, “Do I need to carry a purse on my wedding day?”  The answer is yes AND no. Here’s why. Let’s be clear, you won’t need to be carrying around a cross body over your gown during your wedding festivities. But there are a few important, and often looked over, reasons why we do recommend at least purchasing a clutch for the big day. 

First is You’ll need a clutch because it makes for an amazingly detailed shot. But also, when you do the money dance, what better place to put your money than in the five-star clutch you bought specifically for your wedding? Another reason is the after party! Many of our brides have gone out or had a small after party AFTER reception. This is totally common. So why not join the party in style with your clutch in hand. Finally and in case your maid of honor hasn’t thought of this already, you’ll need a clutch to keep things like phone, room key, lipstick, blotting papers, and gum/mints all in one place.

Below is a rundown on two of our absolute favorite clutches for brides. The first is Saint Laurent and can be used even after the wedding. Tip: when convincing your husband to add this to the wedding purchases, just say it’s reusable, and won’t be for one day only. You can find this clutch here.

The second is wedding specific, but if you get it early enough, you can wear it for all your wedding festivities like your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and for the day of the wedding. This bridal clutch is by Show Me Your MuMu and you can find it here!

Will you be rocking a clutch on your wedding day? Is it any of these? If not, let us know where you got yours from. We’re always excited to add new bridal related designers to our list. If you need help picking out a bridal clutch for your wedding day, shoot us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com.