Bridal Shoes We Love

Wedding shoes are up there on the list of items most photographed on wedding day. This is why you’ll want your shoe choice to be on point. These photos will last forever, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to look back on these photos when you’re old and grey and think, “wow, I was so fashionable!” We have a while before you get to that point so in the meantime, here are a couple of things to consider before buying your shoes, like purchasing your dress and knowing your wedding venue.

 

Your dress and wedding venue are important when it comes to picking out your wedding day shoe because they dictate, in some ways, what restrictions, if any, you’ll face. For example, walking down a sandy beach is pretty hard to do in heels. Right? As it relates to your dress, you’ll want your shoes to match in every way: style, color and detail. Without knowing what the vibe of your dress is, how will you know what vibe your shoe should be?

 

With the many options, our brides are often overwhelmed, so we’ve broken down some of our favorites for you. We even split the shoes up into three categories based on the bride’s interests, classic, traditional and modern to fit every bride. Take a look at these shoes and let us know which is your favorite.  

Classic, traditional bride. 

In order, from top to bottom are Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo, and Badgley Mischka.

Modern Bride 

In order, from top to bottom are Valentino, Schutz, and Net-a-Porter.

Romantic Bride 

In order, from top to bottom are Loubs, Jimmy Choo, and Aquazzura.

Wedding planning may be overwhelming and let’s be real maybe even a bit complicated. We’ve made at least one aspect of wedding planning a bit easier. Let us know if you’ll be going with any of these options, we’d love to hear from you! And don’t forget, if you need help with bridal styling, email us at info@btseventmanagement.com.

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Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspo

Ladies, summer is here and so are its colors. During the months of June and July, I’m sure you’ve noticed an incredible amount of weddings on your timeline. That’s because it’s wedding season. If you’re a bride, that means it’s also the perfect time to capitalize on the style of dress your bridesmaids wear.  

If you’re having a summer wedding and are looking into bridesmaid dress color options, we’ve got you covered. Yellow has been on our radar for some time now, and we have yet to see a bride use it as her bridesmaid dress color. We’ll be honest, yellow is definitely a bold, statement color. But as you may know, we love when brides think out of the box with their wedding, especially when it comes to styling. What we love more is helping you with those bridal styling needs. This is why we compiled a list of our favorite yellow dresses for bridesmaids, perfect for a summer or spring wedding.

First up is an ACME dress, Privacy Please. You can find this beautiful number at Revolve. If flowy and boho is your thing, this dress is perfect for you.

Second is X NAVEN MARISSA dress NBD. You can also find this at Revolve. We’re obsessed with the slit and the cutout. It’s still very sexy but also covered up in the right places. We can totally see this gown worn at a modern, beach hotel wedding.

Third on our radar is from Fame and Partners. It is the Elisa Dress. What we love most about the Elisa dress is the high neckline and open back. High necklines are in, so stay on trend and incorporate it into your bridesmaid look.

Fourth on our list is the Verbena Dress from Reformation. It’s so boho. If you’re a bride that frequents Free People, this gown is perfect for your style. Not to mention, the off-the-shoulder, floor length dress with a ruffle-edged, slight sweetheart neckline will look great on your bridesmaids.

The final dress is also from Reformation, the Rosey Dress. This is a floor length wrap dress with a deep v neckline, is a statement. Wrap dresses are always flattering, so your bridesmaids will appreciate you for this one. We promise!

Many of these yellow gowns live in the same color pallet. What does this mean? Mixing and matching these gowns isn’t a bad idea Let us know in the comments which dress is your favorite! Be sure to email us at info@btseventmanagement.com for bridal styling inquiries.

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Bridal Basics Are In!

Basics have been slowly making a comeback. Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian made basic loungewear a thing. And now the basic trend has made its way over to bridal. But we’re not thanking Kylie or Kim for this new trend. We’re thanking the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.  

We called it back in May. We said, “whatever Meghan Markle wore for her wedding, would be trendsetting in bridal.: And her gowns have done just that. Rocking two of the most beautifully simple gowns, designers have taken note, and–for the first time ever–we’re here for something basic. That being said, we’re recapping three of our favorite bridal designers, who took a page from Meghan Markle’s book in their 2018 collections.

Pronovias

First Pronovias and their EOL collection. You’ll find gowns that are beautiful because they are simple. This Pronovias gown has a crossed beaded fringe on the back, giving off a feeling of elegance and sensuality. The bateau neckline takes a page from Meghan Markle’s book adding that little bit of sophistication.

Liancarlo Design

Next, is Liancarlo Design. This Liancarlo gown gives a few nods to Meghan’s second gown. We’re obsessed with its simplicity. This matte crepe high-neck accentuates the shoulders in the same way Meghan’s dress did. It has that fitted, silk component that adds just the right amount of sexy. Are you here for this Liancarlo Design? We totally are.

Pnina Tornai

And finally, Pnina Tornai. They too have a couple gowns similar to Meghan’s second gown. The gown below, which is part of the Love by Pnina Tornai collection, is for a bride that loves that fitted silk look, but also looking to show a bit more skin. We’re in love with this deep v in the front. Who else is here for this sexier look?  

Brides, if you’re shopping for a wedding gown, simple is on trend. When you go simple, we promise, your children will look back and won’t turn their nose up to your dated dress, because it’s simplicity allows it to last a lifetime. Are you on the hunt for a Meghan Markle look-alike? Need help finding something perfect for you? If so, send us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com, we’d love to help you find your perfect gown.

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SSYP Season 2 Ep. 5 recap: Miss to Mrs. Box

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking with Denys  Berestyuk, owner, and founder of the Miss to Mrs. Box, a bridal box subscription. This box, ladies, is the next best thing. Seriously. There’s literally nothing like it. It’s perfect for brides. This box is also our opportunity to help a sista out and plug this as the perfect gift a bridesmaid could give her bride! *hint, hint*

If you listen, to Episode 5 The Subscription Box Every Bride Must Have, you’ll hear us talk about bridal subscription boxes and tips for wedding dress shopping. Before we get to our recap of this week’s episode, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

Now back to why you are here. The best bridal subscription box in the game–Miss to Mrs. Box. The coolest part about the subscription box is that there is a theme for each step of the engagement process. Our favorite box is the Let’s Plan This box. It’s our favorite because it’s the first box you get and gets you right in the ‘I’m the Bride’ mood. Which is totally the mood you should be rockin’ the moment you put that ring on. For a more information on the themes, be sure to tune in to Episode 5. We bet there are a couple themes you could never have guessed would be included!

Finally, we touch on wedding dress shopping. Just like everything wedding planning related, there are some logistics you need to know before even stepping into a bridal boutique. While we won’t give away all the logistics here, below are some topics to consider, tune in to find out exactly why!

  • Budget
  • Who is invited
  • How much research to do
  • How much trust to put in the bridal stylist
  • Keep in mind venue, season, design
  • Trends
  • When to buy

Brides before we send you off, on SSYP we talk about Paris Hilton’s wedding. Did you hear the Paris Hilton’s wedding may be televised? We’re so here for this. She is, arguably, a reality TV revolutionary. Maybe we can call this the Royal Reality TV Wedding? We can even host a watch party! Listen to the podcast to hear our thoughts on the details on this Royal Reality TV Wedding speculation, and comment if you’ll come to our watch party.

XOXO,

BTS

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SSYP Season2 Ep. 4 recap: How She Asked

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking about the first thing you think about after getting engaged–popping the question to your bridesmaids. We were honored to have Curissa, soon-to-be Thompson, on the show to give us a rundown on how she popped the question to her best gal pals.

We know all too well that the decision on who to include in your bridal party can be a stressful one. As always, we want to make your life a little easier by helping you out with the part of the process where you ask your bridesmaids.

But before we get to our recap of what you should keep in mind when popping the question, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

As some of you may know, Curissa’s bridesmaid proposal went viral. For those of you who don’t know, check out her Instagram and see the recap, it’s adorable. Because everyone here at BTS was so obsessed with the way she popped the question, we brought her on the show to share the four things to consider when planning your bridesmaid proposal. Because we can’t spill all the beans here, you’ll have to listen to hear just how Curissa incorporated these four things into her bridesmaid proposal. We don’t like to leave you hanging, so in the meantime, these are the four things to keep in mind when popping the question:

  1. Find a theme and get creative.
  2. Figure out the element of surprise.
  3. Personalize the proposal. Let everyone know why you want them in the bridal party.
  4. Document the moment with a photographer or videographer.

Brides, before we send you off, here’s one tidbit of advice. Make this proposal about your bridesmaids. Thank them in advance for being part of your day and part of this huge journey you’re about to embark on. The supportive role these ladies will take on is a huge one, so helping them realize this will be beneficial to you and your sanity in the long run.

After you listen, let us know what you think about this week’s episode in the comments and what kind of proposal inspiration this episode gave you.

 

XOXO,

BTS

 

 

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SSYP Season 2 Ep. 3 recap: The Last Month of Wedding Planning and What You Should Prepare For.

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking about everything that should happen in the last month of wedding planning! We know that this can be  a very stressful time and we want to help you get through it all. So make sure you take a listen.

But before we get to our recap of what last minute things you should prepare for during the last month of wedding planning, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

Just to give you a couple hints on what last minute things we’re touching on this week’s episode, you can expect to hear about the following:

  • RSVPs and how they change.
  • When you should print wedding documents, i.e., menus, itineraries, ect.
  • When you should rearrange tables.
  • How to handle out of town guest when you have 100,000,000 other things to worry about.
  • When to prepare or when to delegate.
  • When to create welcome packages for guests.

Sticking with the theme of last-minute wedding planning details, one question we get all the time is “When should I get my spray tan?” This is why we have celebrity spray tanner, Brittney from @bebronzestudio. She’s answering all your spray tanning questions.

Before we let you go, have you heard Mariah Carey is selling her 35-carat engagement ring? Yes, crazy right? On this episode, we’re talking about what we would do if we were in Mariah Carey’s shoes. Tune in to hear our answers–they’re kinda funny.

After you listen, let us know what you think about this week’s episode in the comments.

 

XOXO,

BTS

 

 

How He Asked: Gabriel + Jessi Malay

Ever wonder what’s going through the groom’s head when he’s planning to propose? Us too! Whenever we get the opportunity to chat with our grooms, we try to pry all the deets out of him. This is exactly why we wanted someone like Gabriel as a guest on our podcast, so he can fill all of us girls in on the behind the scenes of proposing.

 

Gabriel and his now wife, Jessi Malay are famous YouTube vloggers that we’re absolutely obsessed with. You can find their channel here and their proposal video here. Brace yourselves, because once you begin watching, it’s hard to stop!

 

But before we get to our recap of how Gabriel proposed, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

 

Gabriel and Jessi Malay worked together in the music industry. Jessi Malay was formerly part of a girl group, No Secrets, and Gabriel worked in digital marketing. That’s how they crossed paths. Gabriel and Jessi have the classic love story every girl dreams of. You know, the ‘we were friends first‘ story. We won’t totally give it away here, but listen in on our episode to here where it all started.

 

After listening, be sure to let us know what you think of this How He Asked, and whether or not you’d like to hear more of these types of episodes in the comments.

XOXO,

BTS!

 

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She Said Yes Podcast Season 2, Ep. 1 Recap: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX

What advice would you give any woman about sex before her big day? Is there such thing as sexually compatible? Are there sexual things couples should talk about before tying the knot? What are two things you would be surprised most couples don’t know about sex? Those are just a few of the questions guest, Dr. Resa is answering for us on this episode. Trust us, this is a good one. 

But before we get to our recap, be sure to follow us on Instagramsubscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

For the season opener, we’re pushing the limit! We told you from the start of launching our podcast, that we’d talk about everything and anything weddings. Nothing is off limits with us. That includes sex. That being said, it’s only right to bring on sex expert, Dr. Resa to help us navigate through this taboo with all of our listeners.

This episode is for everyone and anyone, no matter if you’re newlyweds, married, dating, virgin or non-virgin. There’s some good stuff for everyone. So take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.

XOXO,

BTS

 

Royal Wedding: 3 Things You Must Know Before Watching

The Royal Wedding is just around the corner and no one is more excited than we are! Raise your hand if you’re having a watch party. Now raise your hand if you’re dressing up for the watch party. Ok, us neither. But if you do plan to live stream this, we need to fill you in on the tea. There are three important things to know before watching.

When, where and how!

“When, where and how can I watch this?” We got you covered.

The bid day between Markle and Prince Harry will be taking place on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. The service will start at noon (or 7 a.m. ET) at St. George’s Chapel, with the dean of Windsor conducting the service and archbishop of Canterbury officiating.

You can live stream the royal wedding on your TV (CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, and BBC America will all be airing it live). HBO is also airing the wedding with commentary from Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell at 7:30 a.m. EST. You can also stream it online via CBSABCBBC America, and the New York Times’s website.

Wait, he’s not going?

Yup. That’s right. It’s been rumored that Markle’s dad will not be attending the Royal Wedding. Kensington Palace, the official residence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, issued a statement on Monday following reports that Markle’s father pulled out of the wedding. The Kensington Palace didn’t confirm or deny any of the rumors. Ugh! They did, however, say, “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.” We feel for you, Meghan.

That’s so sweet.

As we all know, Prince Harry’s mother passed away. Just as many of our couples, who experienced a loss in the family, Prince Harry and Meghan will be taking steps to honor and remember Princess Diana at their wedding. Here’s how:

Prince Harry and Meghan will be remembering Princess Diana with Meghan’s ring, the floral, and incorporating the family in the wedding. First, Meghan’s ring. The ring is made up of two diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana’s collection. The wedding ceremony floral will be white roses, Diana’s favorite flowers. Finally, the family. Kensington Palace made a statement saying: “In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as Best Man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding. All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.”

Now that you’ve got the rundown on the big day, let us know in the comments how you plan to watch. Don’t worry, no judgment here if the attire for the watch party is black tie in honor of the big day.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Bridal Stylist

Bridal stylist is not a term you hear often when you think of wedding planning. The first vendors that come to mind are florists, photographers, videographers, or even wedding planners. The bridal stylist is largely overlooked. But weddings with a stylist are largely vital

We have an affinity for fashion, so it’s no surprise to us that the weddings of the brides, who hire a bridal stylist are often the most praised, for the complete look of the wedding. Because we hate seeing the bridal stylist get overlooked when hiring vendors to help you on your wedding day, we came up with three reasons why you should hire a bridal stylist.

As you go through the list, we’ll show you some of our favorite fashion-forward BTS weddings.

1. cut out the noise when saying yes to the dress

Have you heard the phrase, “too many chefs in the kitchen”? It’s when too many people are trying to control or influence a situation. This is what we recommend staying away from when the bride is saying “yes, to the dress.”

Finding the perfect dress is already stressful enough.  You’re trying to find the dress you haven’t already seen a bride wear. The dress that matches your wedding venue. The dress that compliments your body. The dress that doesn’t overshadow the groom. With so many things to consider, too many chefs in the kitchen can lead you into choosing a dress for the wrong reasons.

Entrusting a bridal stylist with searching for the right gown for you is a decision we can’t speak more highly of. It streamlines the process, may open your eyes to designs and designers you haven’t thought of, and so much more.

2. help the groom

Now, to be clear. All grooms are not fashionably-challenged. We’ve had many grooms in the past, whose fashion was ON POINT. But we’d be naive to think that’s all of our grooms. There are a couple dilemmas we often see when it comes to grooms picking out their tux:

  • Not thinking wedding day is also about them and just settling for a black tux.
  • Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not quite executing the look.
  • Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not sure how or where to start.
  • Wanting advice, but not wanting to ask their wife to keep that element of surprise between the bride and groom.

Hiring a bridal stylist for the reasons above can take tons of unnecessary stress off of an already stressful time. Let the stylist do the heavy lifting and help you with feeling and looking your best on your wedding day. After all, grooms, this day is about you too!

3. coordinate the entire bridal party

Just as the bride and groom should compliment each other, so should the bridal party. That includes everyone, mother and father of the bride and groom, ring bearer, best man, maid of honor, groomsmen and bridesmaids. You want everyone to cohesively compliment one another.

Now that you’ve got the rundown of why it’s important to hire a bridal stylist if you’re looking for one, please email info@btseventmanagement.com. We’d love to consult you on your wedding day fashion needs.

XOXO,

BTS