The moment Sarah Winward sent me this gorgeous shoot, I couldn’t wait to share more images on Once Wed. More from Sarah…
I stumbled upon a sizeable amount of forgeable snowberry that had the most beautiful leaves on it that were changing from green to yellow. That is what inspired this shoot. Fall is turning to winter, and we liked the subtleties of that to be carried throughout this photo series. Some delicate leaves of fall are still clinging on, but winter is breathing down our back.
Wedding Window has always been one of our preferred vendors for wedding websites, and they’ve worked hard over the last year to create and offer more options to make constructing your customized website more creative and fun than ever. In the New Year, Wedding Window launched a lovely new bespoke wedding website theme called “Bliss.” Each free Bliss theme includes a gorgeous full-screen background photo. There are also 9 different variations of the Bliss scheme with premium upgrade options to give you even more choices!
If you choose to upgrade to the premium option, you can display up to 10 full-screen images on your background for the home page and the interior pages. You also have even more customizable options that allow you to change the transparency and background color of your website to create a unique and original look for your wedding website. Combine those customizable options with different theme colors, different fonts, and embellishment sets to create a wedding website that reflects the character and feeling of your wedding day.
Each of Wedding Window’s customizable themes, is responsive and looks great on a desktop, tablet, and even a mobile device! So, if you’re looking for an easy, functional, and classic wedding website, we happily recommend our sponsor, Wedding Window!
I’m always scouring the internet for braid tutorials because the braids of my childhood just don’t cut it as an adult. I look for braids that have a sophisticated, yet casual feeling to them, and they must be easy for me to recreate on my own. I don’t always have time to sit in front of a mirror for an hour or two fussing with my hair, so a quick and simple braid is always my go-to for a day-to-day look. If you’ve ever looked for hair tutorials, you may have noticed that the internet is a bit lacking in this casual and simple genre of braids, but we can always count on Bryce Covey to supply us with absolutely stunning and easy tutorials.
This French braid style tutorial, sent over by Bryce and Heidi Garrett, is perfect for a really chic everyday hairstyle. I’m also really like this romantic side braid as an alternative to traditional wedding up-dos. This chic, and slightly bohemian braid would look gorgeous for a more casual affair or on a bride looking to let her hair down (literally) after her ceremony.
The Romantic Side Braid
1) Create a deep side part and pull all hair to the opposite side.
2) Begin a regular French braid at the top, near the part.
3) Continue creating the French braid along the side/hairline moving towards the ear.
4+5) Add hair from the opposite side by taking horizontal sections and bringing them around to the front where the braid is located.
6) Continue taking even sections to add to both sides of the braid, making sure the braid remains located along the hairline.
7) Once you have placed all the loose hair into the braid, continue braiding the tail and secure with a clear rubber band.
8) Spray with finishing spray.
9) Loosen braid to desired size.
If you have thinner or shorter hair, add clip-in or permanent extensions to create more fullness and length.
Let us know if you try out this romantic side braid on your wedding day, or even just running errands around town. We’d love to know how this gorgeous style works out for our brides!
The holidays are a prime time for engagements and the beginning of the New Year is the perfect time to start getting guests excited for the big day (and answering their inevitable questions about dates, registries, etc) with a custom wedding website. That’s why we’re so thrilled about our newest sponsor, Squarespace, the DIY website builder that will let you create a custom wedding website that’s as elegant and beautiful as your wedding will be.
Each Squarespace site is fully customizable (check out the real subscriber examples for some inspiration) and features responsive design, meaning that it’ll look great on smartphones and tablets. Joy and I actually use Squarespace to build sites of our own and love how easy it is to create beautiful galleries and more tech-y elements such as contact and RSVP forms. Squarespace is a great option if you’re looking for an elegant way to collect mailing addresses and share details about your registry or accommodations.
We all want custom elements for our weddings and Squarespace makes it easy to create a custom domain name. In fact, a custom domain is free with an annual Squarespace subscription. Amazingly, your custom wedding website and domain are available for as low as $8 per month and that includes Squarespace’s award-winning 24/7 customer support.
Squarespace has also been kind enough to extend a special offer to our Once Wed audience! Enter the code ONCEWED14 when you sign up to save 10% off your annual subscription! Sign up for your annual Squarespace subscription today!