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Wedding Day Perfume Do’s and Don’ts

By now, you’ve looked through countless wedding images looking for inspiration on the vibe and style of images you’re wanting your photographer to capture. In that batch, you’ve likely seen the perfume image.

 

Whenever brides are looking for wedding day perfume, they constantly ask us which perfumes are the most visually appealing for this shot. Though the visuals of the perfume bottle can make the entire image, we encourage our brides to focus on the smell and not what the perfume bottle looks like. Here’s why:

 

Pheromones

First, pheromones. Pheromones are scent triggered hormones which stimulate sexual appetite (don’t worry, this is still a PG blog). The perfect scent can do a lot of things like enhance mood, boost your confidence, and make you feel attractive. That being said, logically, this hormone plays an important role in human sexuality and desire. Your wedding day should be your sexiest day together. Can we get an amen?  

Memory

Second, the memory. Scents are also tied to memories. Remembering how you and your significant other smell that day is so special and such a big deal we see a lot of brides take for granted. Don’t be that bride! Make the most out of this special memory. You’re already activating your other senses, why not add a sense of smell to it!

 

All of these are emotions and feelings that you want to be sure to bring out on your wedding day. And because of the importance of these emotions and feelings, we encourage you to pick a smell that checks off all those boxes. Spend the time and do your research to make your wedding day the best smelling experience. After all, this is going to be an experience of a lifetime, and if you can find the perfect scent to remind you of that, then why not!?

 

Now for the good part. The perfumes we recommend. Below are our favorites, in no particular order. They’re linked, so click the photo if you’re interested in purchasing any of these.

 

Maison Margeila Replica: Wicked Love

 

 

Spice Bomb
(even though this is a men’s fragrance, I strongly recommend It)

 

 

Jo Malone: Peony and blush suede

 

 

Alien by Mugler

 

 

Let us know if you chose one of these for your special day or if you chose something different. Be sure to let us know why! We can’t wait to hear from you.

 

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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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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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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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.

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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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Hermione De Paula Spring 2019 Collection

NYBFW Recap: Hermione De Paula Spring 2019 Collection

As I’m sure you’ve seen on our social media, this past weekend, we’ve experienced major New York Bridal Fashion Week FOMO (fear of missing out). Although we always attend NYBFW during the Fall, we can’t help but want to be part of the festivities in April for the Spring collections. They’re all absolutely gorgeous.

Today we’re recapping the Hermione De Paula Spring 2019 bridal and evening wear collection, ‘Abeona’s Garden’. We promise, you’ll love it as much as we do.

The ‘Abeona’s Garden’ collection is inspired by the Roman goddess, Abeona. She is the protector of travelers starting out on new journeys, children as they take their first steps and everyone who embraces the opportunity to explore the unknown. Take a look at some of these to-die-for gowns and see how the floral prints intertwine with exquisite embroidery. These gowns scream Spring. Make sure to let us know in the comments which one is your favorite.

 

 

xoxo,

BTS

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Top 4 Places to Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses

We know the struggle brides go through when looking for the perfect bridesmaid dresses. Now with social media, and if you’re following the hashtags we recommended for wedding planning, you can see so many different weddings and particularly, so many bridesmaid dresses. It can get a bit overwhelming when trying to find the perfect dress for your bridesmaids–especially one you haven’t seen before–on top of all the other wedding planning.

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Wedding Hashtags to Follow

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re the type of girl who hasn’t been planning this day since you were five years old and doesn’t have every aspect of your wedding split up into categories on Pinterest. Here at BTS, we offer full-service wedding planning. We handle everything from attire, design, to RSVPs. For the most part, we take care of everything for you.

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Glam in the Gardens

If there is one thing that Jamie and Adam love more than each other, it would definitely be the love they have for a great adventure.  Jamie and Adam have traveled many places together and in fact, even got engaged while on a vacation in Ireland.  From the very beginning stages of wedding planning, it was important to Jamie that the theme continued through to their actual wedding day.  With guests traveling to Phoenix from near and far away, they wanted each one to know about their journey together and where it has brought them.  From the table numbers indicating their travel destination cities to the centerpiece arrangements with globes, clocks and maps, guests were tastefully reminded of what brought the two of them together.  Jamie is a sweet soul and Adam has the kindest of hearts and together, we couldn’t wish them more happiness in the world.  Special thanks to our amazing vendor team for all of the contributions on this special night!

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