Top 3 Tips for Running A Wedding Business

When it comes to running a business there are many lessons we need to learn from experience.

But there are equally other lessons it would be nice to learn from someone else before jumping in head first!

Sarah Winward is sharing with us 3 of her biggest learning curves from her years in business.

Regardless of your role in the wedding industry, we’re confident you’ll be able to relate to her experiences!

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04.26.16 / Featured

Exotic Vow Renewal in Bali

When they married 10 years ago, Febe and Tipi never received their wedding photos. So, for their 10th wedding anniversary, they decided to plan an exotic vow renewal in Bali and have it photographed.

While we’ll never tire of these amazing scenic photos, I think we can all agree that the most beautiful part of these vow renewal images is seeing how sweet and steadfast the couple’s love for each other remains. A decade of marriage can bring with it many times for a couple to seemingly fall out of love, so it’s refreshing and encouraging to see Febe and Tipi’s relationship celebrated in such a beautiful way.

Photography: Katie Grant Photography | Styling & Florals: Paper Diamonds |Venue: Mandapa Ubud, A Ritz Carlton Reserve | Gown: MXM couture | Makeup & Hair: Morin Iwashita | Paper: Plume Calligraphy | Officiant: Eko Nugroho

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

What is Sarah Winward’s Secret?

There’s no doubt Sarah Winward is a master when it comes to floral design.

But have you always wondered just what it is that makes her designs so unique and revered?

Sarah’s sharing her best secret to original floral design with us today. Believe it or not, the answer is foraging!

“Greens aren’t merely a base to an arrangement, they’re the bridging pieces that connect an arrangement to its environment and tie all of the blooms together. This is why I forage. It’s fun, it’s thrilling, but it’s really about completing the color palette.”

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04.25.16 / Featured

Stylish Wedding Hair Ideas and Bridal Beauty Tips

We love to share unique wedding hair and bridal beauty styles, because we know that many of you agonize over your hair and makeup trials, or the decision to wear a veil or a hairpiece, or what color of lipstick you should choose. That’s why we’re excited to share with you some of Chiali Meng Artistry’s new favorite styles. She’s sharing a collection of timeless looks for the modern bride – soft, sensual, and outside the box. If you, like many brides, want to look like the most radiant, luminous, and authentic versions of yourself, one of these ideas might be perfect.
A little more from the hair and makeup artist, Chiali Meng:
“One doesn’t need to be perfectly painted and done to be beautiful.The looks that I created for this shoot feature a lit-within, dewy, fresh complexion with just enough emphasis on the eyes and lips to keep it modern and not to detract from the model’s natural beauty. The hair styles that I chose have artfully tousled locks, touchable textures, and a bohemian romantic vibe. Some beauty and hair tips for brides:

1. Beauty begins within. Take care of your skin. Keep a good skin regiment and a good diet to get that glowing bride look.

2. It’s a myth that long hair will give you more options for hairstyles. In fact, graduated layers will actually help your stylist create the best possible look/updo. It helps to build the architecture of your hairstyle and will maximize the look/effect.”

From the photographer, Jen Huang:

“Chiali is endlessly talented and a huge inspiration to me. We have been working together on creating a portfolio that showcases what beauty should mean to a bride, both inside and out. As someone who appreciates a fresh and unique outlook in the wedding industry, I wanted these images to be evocative and different. The use of black and white film, double exposure and the mix of both traditional portraiture and closer, more ambiguous angles – all of that challenges me to elicit stronger, deeper feelings from the viewer. I also love that beauty isn’t just about false lashes or piles of foundations, but the shape of a neck, a lock of hair on the cheek, or the movement and flow of loose curls.”

Photography: Jen Huang | Hair & Makeup: Chiali Meng Artistry | Gowns & Hair Pieces: Gossamer

04.25.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog