Alexandra Grecco Thalia Gown

We are so honored that Alexandra Grecco allowed us to be the first to debut her new bridal line at the Erich McVey workshop, and we loved featuring her breathtaking, ethereal designs alongside some of our new DIY hair tutorials. We can’t wait to share a lovely twisted braid tutorial tomorrow from Mimi and Taylor that will show you how to re-create this loose, organic braid.

Don’t you just adore the laid-back feeling that you get when this light grey wedding dress is paired with a more casual, yet elegant, hairstyle? Would you be willing to go non-traditional for your wedding?

Photography Erich McVey: Erich McVey | Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor  | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Gown: Alexandra Grecco

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07.21.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

We’re Hiring Account Executives!

If you want to work from home, have flexible hours and love interacting with people, you will want to consider this opportunity. The people you’ll be calling really want to talk to you, they just won’t know it until five minutes into the call. Getting to that point is what we’ll train you to do. So if you are interested in learning state-of-the-art selling, building a career (not just a paycheck) working hard (50 hours / week and 50+ calls / day) and working for one of the finest wedding publications in the world, please click on the link below to fill out our questionnaire. We are eager to get to know you!

Let’s fast forward one year from now and discuss what a Successful Account Executive (you!) will have accomplished at Once Wed:

1. You have polished your sales approach to close major accounts in retail, makeup, beauty, and fashion with major brands such as Macy’s, L’Oreal, BHLDN and Vera Wang providing them packaged promotional campaigns including serialized social media contests, banner advertising and original styled shoots sourced and executed by the über talented Once Wed creative team.

2. Your quick grasp of ad products, ad terms, cutting edge ad optimization techniques and strong communication skills has won you a dozen major banner ad campaigns and raised average monthly banner pricing by 17%.

3. Your efficient work, internet savvy and persuasive proposals over email, phone and social networks has moved the Vendor Guide from 60% to 85% capacity and, in doing so, created a recurring commission income stream for yourself spread over 200+ clients.

4. Your clients brag to Once Wed management about your customer service skills, responsiveness and attention to detail, telling management that “whatever you pay her, it’s not enough”. Some clients have even tried to lure you away from Once Wed with not-so-subtle job offers.

5. Your dedication to your career, demonstrated by your high call volume, thoughtful communication, learning from your manager and sales team, and self-directed professional development, has made you the envy of the sales team and propelled you towards a six figure income.

We can’t wait until next year.

Now Back to Today

If you’d like this story to be yours….

Please click here to fill out our questionnaire!

Photography: Erich McVey | Styling: Joy Thigpen | Graphic: Hannah Lee

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07.21.14 / Featured, News Blog

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee or tea? A question for the ages. Either way, you can wake up in your new home and kickstart your day with your favorite, served up in one of Zola’s beautiful glass coffee or tea cups. We fell in love with these exquisitely designed and delicate cups; just picture waking up on foggy Sunday mornings with your new husband, wrapped up in Zola’s soft and inviting linens, to enjoy a cup of strong coffee and a scone. After a relaxing morning together, you head out and start another new adventure! 

You can find all of these stunning pieces for your new Sunday morning ritual here: glass coffee cups, creamer dish, glass tea cups, glass tea pot with infuser, plate, flatware

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Ali Harper | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick

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07.18.14 / Featured

Erich McVey Workshop Welcome Dinner

We love the simplicity of this light and airy welcome dinner where Erich McVey and Ginny Au started their inspiring journey with each workshop attendee. This stunning dinner set the tone for a week full of beauty, and we would love to see some of these ideas translated into a real wedding. Take cues from Sarah Winward and forage for wildflowers and greenery to create truly organic and simple decor (bonus: you save money!).

More from Ginny Au on the welcome dinner:

Welcoming the Erich McVey Workshop attendees to Coffey’s Cove Ranch, Sarah Winward foraged wild flowers and foliage found around the property to decorate the tables and the barn. 12th Table in Nashville sent beautiful linens, flatware, glasses and farm plates for the simple and natural table design. The final touch was organic place cards and menus featuring the calligraphy of Meghan Kay Sadler. 

Erich McVey: Erich McVey Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and Calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch 

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07.18.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog