Fresh Garden Party Wedding Inspiration

Ever dreamed of getting married on a gorgeous cliffside overlooking winding rivers and lush foliage?  The garden party wedding inspiration of this styled shoot brings you the best nature has to offer.  With a mix of inspiration from poetic works of art, famous love songs, and organic scenery, Joy Filled Occasions and Jackson Signature Photography designed a shoot that is both romantic and ethereal.  To play off of the lush surroundings of the western Pennsylvania mountains, locally-grown florals from Pisarcik Flower Farm were focal points, while a dusty blue tulle dress from Blanc de Blanc Bridal was a whimsical contrast against the earthy backdrop.  Gold calligraphed paper goods and mirror signs from Wood & Grace Boutique played nicely with antique set pieces, china, and mismatched chairs from Old Souls Vintage Rentals.  Proof that nature can be the perfect setting for an elegant soiree, this styled shoot brings together swoon-worthy elements with the best of the outdoors!

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From the photographer and stylist…

Nestled on an overlook of the Kiskiminetas River weaved between the cascading Allegheny Mountains, we created a romantic space where an engaged couple could be inspired to exchange their vows among the classical essence of Pennsylvania terrain.  The overlook of this styled wedding shoot is framed by lush forested hills that roll into the river's curved banks.  As we were drawing inspiration for the vision of this styled shoot, we were moved by “Love’s Philosophy,” a literary work of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Gathering influence from the poetic depictions of nature laced within the lyrics of this and other poets' work, we used timeless vintage furniture to showcase how nature can be the perfect setting for an elegant wedding and wooded reception.  Accentuating the surroundings of the luxurious greens of mountain spring, we used garden bouquets made of fresh and locally-grown flowers to capture the richness of the Pennsylvanian countryside.  Two wine barrels with greenery adorning them set the stage as the foreground for the ceremony.  Mismatched chairs welcomed the bride and groom’s closest family and friends to face the overlook, serving as a stunning backdrop while music played.

The reception was set beneath the trees with antique furniture and tall french doors.  The words of an Elvis Presley song were written on cloth in intricate calligraphy, creating a romantic backdrop between the dappled trees.  Each guest table was adorned with a serenity blue table runner and set with elegant china, vintage gold candlesticks, cotton place cards scripted for each guest, and cascading florals.  An antiquated record player sounded love songs, and a champagne toast ended the night as those near and dear commemorated the joyous occasion with the newlyweds.

Vendors

Photography: Jackson Signature Photography | Stylist: Joy Filled Occasions | Shoot Location: Hill Farm | Bridal Accessories: Samantha Wirth Premier Designs | Cake: Tasty Bakery | Decor: Old Souls Vintage Rentals | Dresses: Blanc de Blanc Bridal | Flowers: Pisarcik Flower Farm | Jewelry: Robert Currens Jewelers | Hair: Brilyn Fink at The Beauty Room | Makeup: Mock Makeup | Menswear: Vestis | Models: Eric Potosky and Rachel DeKleva | Rentals: Old Souls Vintage Rentals | Stationery: Wood & Grace Boutique

Dresses: Blanc de Blanc Bridal

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences

Before you hire a wedding photographer, you need to understand the differences in wedding photography styles! Not all editing styles are the same! However, if you don't spend hours and hours looking at photos like I do or if you don't know the variances, it can be hard to even tell there are differences in the first place. Slight nuances in light, shadow, and color can make a BIG impact in the way a moment and photograph is interpreted. In turn, this can determine how much (or how little) a photographer's work resonates with you. That's why understanding wedding photography styles BEFORE you hire a photographer is SO important! You don't want to regret signing that contract, do you?  Of course not! To make sure that doesn't happen, I brought in an expert (read: one of the BEST Pittsburgh wedding photographers around) – Leeann Marie Photography is guest posting today to school you on the differences in wedding photography styles!

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

From Leeann…

When it comes to planning your wedding, there are a million and one options to choose from (or so it seems, right?). You have to decide on a color scheme, design, centerpieces, dress – you name it! And in today’s wedding industry, it seems like there is a new option in your Pinterest/Instagram/Facebook feed every single day. So how do you make any decisions, when all of the choices are so beautiful?

Not only are there lots of choices in style when it comes to the design of your wedding day, but there are lots of choices in style when it comes to your wedding day photography. As with any form of art, the creation of wedding photography is all subjective to the artist and the way that they see the world. Imagery that they create typically has a “style” that resonates with their artistic side – and then hopefully with you!

As a wedding photographer who has been in the industry for ten years, I’ve seen a lot of styles develop, and – let me tell you! – a lot of them are really beautiful! I, as an artist myself, have a personal editing style that I am drawn to, and luckily my perfect brides and grooms love it as well! Currently, there are three big styles that are popular in the photography space, and I want to touch on each of them in today’s post!

Why is this important to understand?

As you begin to search for your perfect wedding photographer, it’s important to understand the exact editing style that you are seeking. You’ll want to make sure that you are comparing (at least somewhat) similar styles when researching wedding photographers. Otherwise, if you’re indecisive on style you could make a decision that comes back to haunt you after the wedding day is over! What will you do if you decide on someone with a “Light and Airy” style, and then after the wedding decide you would have liked a little more “Moody and Rich” edits?

There is nothing wrong with liking more than one style. In fact, I hire a photographer every year for family photos and choose a different style each time for the sake of variety! But with your wedding photography, you don’t (hopefully) get the chance to do it again every year! Study these styles and select an editing look that you are at peace with. Choose your look. Love your photographer.

Natural Editing

Perfect for the bride and groom who want a rich, elegant look to their wedding gallery, a Natural Edit will showcase bold colors and both highlights and shadows in an image. This editing style will contain very true-to-life color in all areas of the image. The look and feel of the images will be very akin to what you would see with your bare eye on the wedding day. The editing will typically be neutral to warm, and the style leans itself towards a medium to high contrast image.

This is the style that is most similar to mine. I love that this look has the potential to reap images that will look authentic to the wedding day environment for years to come. Here are some examples of a “Natural Editing” style.

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Light & Airy Editing

Perfect for adding a little gentle elegance or whimsy to your wedding photography gallery, a Light and Airy edit will showcase a soft palette beautifully, with less detail in the highlights and light shadows. This editing style will typically have a soft pink tone, and the look and feel of the images will be bright and light.  The look will not be what you saw with your bare-eye on the wedding day, and will be less contrasty, with light, pastel colors and greens that lean more towards a greenish/blue tint.

I love that this look features airy, outdoor weddings beautifully and is perfect for a hopeless romantic bride. Here are some examples of a “Light + Airy” style.

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Moody Editing

Perfect for the couples who wants to have more contrast and deep tones to their wedding images, a Moody Edit will showcase dark features and contrasting highlights and shadows wonderfully. This editing style will typically be more warm edits and contain lots of contrast and deep colors. The tones are typically not what you saw with your bare-eye on the wedding day, and will contain more distinction between the highlights and shadows of the image.

I love that this look is a modern style in wedding photography today, and pulls a lot of beautiful, rich tones into an image. Here are some examples of a “Moody” style.

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Which do you love?

Are you drawn to one particular style after reading more about them? Do you love them all? As I mentioned before, it’s important to truly understand your wedding photographer’s editing style and love it before, during, and after your wedding!

Another note: explaining these styles was hard for me!

They are all beautiful, but there are not just three looks to wedding photography. These groups are general, but even within a style there will be variations. What would I suggest? Look through here and decide which style you are most drawn to as a starting point. Ask your photographer about their editing style and how they would describe it, and also make sure that their galleries are consistent.

Then, when you are looking at wedding photographers you can at least do a Yes/No with them based on that initial decision. You’re now a more informed bride, and this will allow you to consider photographers who are at least in the same variety.

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

Wedding Photography Styles: Understanding the Differences from Leeann Marie Photography and Burgh Brides

 

Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration: 7 Stunning Looks from JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique

Do not discount the importance of your wedding hair and makeup! Next to choosing THE dress and hiring the right photographer, determining how you’ll look on the big day will be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you feel like a gorgeous goddess, you’ll act so much more comfortable in front of the camera and your photos and video will reflect that. That’s why looking and – more importantly – feeling like a million bucks is crucial. So is hiring the right hair and makeup team! You need artists who GET YOU! They have to take the time to understand your personality, beauty likes and dislikes, and overall wedding style. Enter my friends at JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique.

Even with a team of 20+ hair stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians, JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique provides a highly specialized and personalized experience. These ladies do their homework! You don’t just sit in their chair and start getting done up. Each appointment begins with a conversation. They get to know you, ask about your desired look, and talk about how to achieve it with your own unique features. During the application, they show you the progress to ensure they’re on the right track and to involve you every step of the way. Your vision and individual beauty meet their professional expertise and skills for a finished look that is a collaborative effort!

If you’re looking for a tailored experience that will leave you feeling confident and like yourself (only with a little oomph), look no further than JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique! And if you’re looking for some wedding hair and makeup ideas, check out some of their latest work, including the inspiration behind each look!

A Boho Braid & Rich Color for a Fall Bride

Makeup by Sammie

“Nicole was looking for beautiful burgundy, fall-appropriate lip color. Her colors were warm – oranges, red, burgundy, and lots of greenery. She had insanely beautiful, thick brows – almost a Lily Collins type of look – and she was not afraid of makeup. We did a soft brown smoky eye with bold but not crazy lashes. We defined it with a slight winged liner for a bit of an old Hollywood vibe.”

Hair by Selina

“Nicole knew exactly what she wanted – something that would be off her neck and face. She asked for a Dutch crown braid that started at one end and ended in a fishtail braid on the opposite side. We added extensions for extra length and thickness, and she had a gorgeous headpiece for an extra touch of glam. I remember her saying she didn't want to have to worry about her hair at all on her special day. It was a perfect choice. The style suited her personality and theme very well – boho, laid back, and confident.”

Warm Tones for a Winter Styled Shoot

Makeup by Amanda and Hair by Kendall

“We went with a wine and gold color scheme for this winter themed styled shoot and we were able to create a warm feel. The eye look was made up of gold and brown tones to compliment her skin and eye color. We chose a natural pink lip so as to not take away from the eyes.” 

Naturally Beautiful with a Floral Pop

Hair by Kendall and Makeup by Joy

“I knew I could keep it simple considering how stunning she is. So I just used the floral hair arrangement to make her simple updo really POP.”

Subtle Color for a Modern Bride

Makeup by Bri

“For this February wedding, the look was created with plum and champagne colors to compliment the bride’s white and sage floral dress and the modern wedding theme that was filled with a lot of greenery.”

A Smoky Look for a Romantic Bride

Makeup by Jae

“Ashley was looking for romantic glam and she requested that her eyes pop. We went with a rose gold smoky eye as it coordinated with her colors and theme of the wedding. The entire vibe, including the venue, was romantic and her beauty choices complimented everything.

Copper Color for a Fall Wedding

Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration: 7 Stunning Looks from JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique

Lindsey Osborne

Makeup by Katie

“The inspiration was fall leaves. Sable wanted to do something glamorous, but still wanted to look like herself. We went light on foundation, blush, and contour, but focused on giving her a brilliant glow. Warm, orangey browns complemented her hazel-green eyes. I brought light back into the inner third with my favorite silvery gold shimmer, then sculpted with a little bit of a deeper, matte chestnut color.

Light and Airy Feels for a Romantic Look

Makeup by Joy

“What a stunning natural beauty, but I still wanted to add a touch of glam to her look! Her dress and veil had a very romantic but elegant feel to it. Eyes were the focal point for this look; they were her favorite feature, and mine as well!  Long, lush lashes and a soft smoky eye really made them pop. I kept the lips natural with just a sweep of color to compliment (but not compete with) the overall look. Her skin was fresh and glowing. It was an early spring wedding, so I wanted it to feel light and airy, but also classic. I think the end result was perfect!

A Bold Look with Lots of Texture

Hair by Katrina 

“The inspiration behind this was showcasing different kinds of texture. I wanted to show that you can still embrace your length and add things like braids, twists, and crimps to make it interesting and beautiful.”


We all want to put our best face forward, and there’s no more important day to do that than your wedding day. Up, down, glam, natural, or just a bridal glow – no matter which way you go, you’re going to be a beautiful bride! JL Makeup Studio & Beauty Boutique will make sure of that! To see more work from these Pittsburgh wedding hair and makeup artists, check them out in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!

Romantic Edgy Wedding Inspiration

Blush pink has met its match with matte black and this edgy wedding inspiration from Poppy Events. and Steven Dray Images. The ever-present soft shade is seemingly the official color of weddings. As much as I love seeing it paired with ivory and gold, the look is EVERYWHERE. These two visionary event designers capitalized on the popular color trend but gave it a healthy dose of drama. AND I AM LIVING FOR IT. Blending wedding design with fashion trends, the dark backdrop of Luna Boutique was a striking contrast to the refined and elegant tablescape consisting of flowy linens, beaded napkin rings, and dreamy candlelight. In the middle sat a fluffy cloud of dreamy pink and white florals, elevated by a geometric golden stand, courtesy of Sapphire & Lace Design. While metallic details added a touch of sparkle, black stationery from Purple Wagon Designs gave just the right amount of chic edge. Romantic and swoon-worthy while being hip and modern, this styled shoot really is the best of both worlds.

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Vendors

Photography: Steven Dray Images | Designer & Stylist: Poppy Events | Shoot Location: Luna Boutique | Desserts: La Gourmandine | Dress: Limor Rosen Bridal Couture from Luna Boutique | Flowers: Sapphire & Lace Design | Hair: Simply Captivating Salon | Linens: Mosaic | Makeup: Mock Makeup | Model: Danielle Mock | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals | Stationery: Purple Wagon Designs

Photography: Steven Dray Images | Designer & Stylist: Poppy Events | Flowers: Sapphire & Lace Design | Hair: Simply Captivating Salon | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals | Stationery: Purple Wagon Designs

Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration

What does mixing emerald, ruby, and sapphire give you? A jewel tone wedding color combination that will have your guests royally obsessed! There are a variety of ways to incorporate various jewel tones into your big day! Gold accents will pop against the deep hues, while velvet is the perfect touch to add to your décor if you’re looking for some texture. With a distinct mix of color, utilize the uniqueness by incorporating customized calligraphy agate place cards, which will complete your table décor flawlessly! Excite your guests with a first impression of this theme by including these bold colors into a fun invitation. This color palette can be for the sophisticated or elegant bride with a sleek, form fitting dress and crisp details, or for the boho chic bride with lace detailing and a flower crown. Deciding on different wedding details can be rocky, but with this mix of colors, it’s sure to be such a gem! Be sure to hit up my Pinterest board for even more jewel tone wedding inspiration!

Loving this jewel tone wedding inspiration?

What do you like about this palette?  Are you using any of these colors in your wedding day?  How so?  Comment below!

Revisit some of my other favorite color schemes!

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond

As much as I love the look of designer wedding shoes, I don’t love the price tag. And I love the thought of how they could be manufactured even less. Wasted material, poor work conditions, and unfair wages all for a pair of fancy wedding shoes that you’ll only wear once? No thank you.

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

When it comes to dressing your feet or those of your bridal party members, think beyond the wedding day and your own little world. Nashville-based Nisolo proudly designs and creates shoes that blend style and versatility with an ethical approach at a fair price. All products – which include men’s shoes, women’s shoes, bags, small accessories, and jewelry – are ethically made by hand in the factory they own and operate in Peru, one of their ethical partner factories in Mexico, or by independent artisans in Kenya. You can rest easy knowing your Nisolo purchase goes to support fair wages, benefits, and healthy working conditions for over 500 people.

In addition, with every purchase, a contribution is made to help protect forests in the Amazon Basin and off-set their carbon emissions. Committed to reducing fashion manufacturing waste, Nisolo also participations in a shoe reclamation program with Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit organization that recycles and repurposes shoes that would otherwise end up in landfills. There likely isn’t a fashion company doing as much good as Nisolo.

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

If the company’s sustainability standards aren’t enough to convince you to shop, the styles surely will be. Nisolo just launched The Party Collection geared specifically towards brides, grooms, and their bridal parties! With styles that range from boho to comfy, casual to a little bit fancy, there’s a shoe for every taste.

Leather mules, block heels, sneakers, or wooden wedges, these styles will get a lot of wear after the big day, and your ladies will thank you for that.

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

Meanwhile, the gents will be happy for the comfort and GQ vibes offered by the loafers, wing tips, oxfords, and boots.

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

The entire group will rejoice at the savings!

Save 25% on the purchase of 3+ pairs with code PARTY 25.

Buying 5+ pairs? Use PARTY30 to save 30%!

Got 7+ bridal party members? Get a whopping 40% off with code PARTY40!

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

Comfortable enough for dancing but stylish enough for photos that will be treasured always, the Nisolo Party Collection is the perfect answer to all your bridal party footwear problems.  Comment below and let me know what styles your maids and men will be donning!

Ethically Made Shoes for the Wedding & Beyond from Burgh Brides & Nisolo

A HUGE thanks to Nisolo for teaming up with Burgh Brides to bring you this post!  While I was compensated for my work, all writing, thoughts, opinions, and love for the brand are my own.  You can read my full sponsored content disclosure policy here.

Girly Cactus Themed Bridal Shower Inspiration

Make sure your bridal shower is ON POINT with this fun cactus themed party!  With a desire to put a modern twist on the pre-wedding tradition, Olive & Rose sought to design a picture perfect soiree at the Sapphire & Lace cottage that was anything but boring.  Bright magenta, copper, and rose gold certainly made for an eye catching color palette.  But the creative uses of cacti and succulents was where things really got interesting.  Styled down the middle of a wooden table, sitting atop a buttercream cake, or inspiring other sweet treats, the prickly plants were the stars of this show!  A DIY flower crown bar, colorful handmade balloon display, custom name plates, and a floral patterned stationery suite from Purple Wagon Designs rounded out the steal-worthy ideas.  Take a stab at creating your own desert themed shower with these images from Abbie Tyler Photography.

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From the stylist…

We wanted to create a really fun, girly bridal shower using a lot of popular themes – bright colors, rose gold, and copper accents.  For flowers, we wanted bright pinks mixed with pops of green succulents and cactus.  We incorporated a lot of different textures from the macramé table runner to the smooth copper chairs to the gorgeous rose gold chargers!  Guests dined on adorable cactus inspired desserts, sipped mimosas from the styled bar cart, and took photos against the awesome balloon arch backdrop!  We believe a bridal shower should be free from cheesy games, but offer some sort of fun activity.  For ours, each girl got to create a custom flower crown – a great accessory for the day!

Vendors

Photography: Abbie Tyler Photography | Designer & Stylist: Olive & Rose Events | Shoot Location: Sapphire & Lace Cottage | Cake & Desserts: Mediterra Cakehouse | Dresses: No. 14 Boutique | Flowers: Sapphire & Lace Design | Hair: Fluhme Glam Bar | Jewelry: Joyce's Fine Jewelry | Macrame Table Runner: World Market | Napkins: Sapphire & Lace Design | Makeup: Fluhme Glam Bar | Models: Mara, Abby, Erin, and Alyssa | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Purple Wagon Designs | Champagne Glasses: Fox Blossom Co. | Laser Cut Seating Names: Fox Blossom Co.

Designer & Stylist: Olive & Rose Events | Shoot Location: Sapphire & Lace Cottage | Flowers: Sapphire & Lace Design | Napkins: Sapphire & Lace Design | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Purple Wagon Designs

10 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

For most brides, one of the funnest parts of planning that big day is wedding dress shopping!  There is nothing quite like trying on a gown for the first time.  It's a moment that most girls dream about their entire lives.  But for others, dress shopping can be overwhelming, stressful, and nerve-wracking.  Regardless of what type of bride you are, here are my top ten tips to making sure your wedding dress shopping experience is a good one!

Ten Wedding Dress Shopping Tips from Burgh BridesGo on a weekday.

Saturdays are by far the busiest day for bridal salons.  And if you're like me, you don't do well in crowds.  My suggestion?  Bail on work if you can.  The stores will be quieter, you'll receive more attention, and you won't feel overwhelmed by all of the other weekend shoppers.

Make an appointment.

Some salons require an appointment; others strongly suggest it.  Before just showing up, make sure you do a little Googling.  If a store requires or suggests an appointment, make sure you comply.  It will only help to ensure that a consultant is ready and able to help you find the dress of your dreams upon your arrival.

Bring no more than two people.  Or bring more than that.  It's entirely up to you.

I know a lot of sources will tell you to not let a lot of people tag along with you.  I'm on the fence with this one.  It's a really special experience and some brides want to share it with their mom, his mom, their MOH, bridesmaids, grandmother, father, etc.  I say as long as you won't be swayed by a crowd's opinion and can choose a dress based on the your likes and yours alone, then bring however many people you want.

Don't eat a big meal before trying on dresses.

Nothing makes you feel worse about yourself than trying on designer dresses after stuffing your face.  And bridal sizes are skewed to begin with.  I love eating as much as the next person but I also know that I don't feel my best after a big meal.  Save the binge eating for after dress shopping!

Do your hair and makeup.

You don't need to go all out with a professionally-done face and coif, but try not to roll out of bed either.  Fixing your everyday hair and makeup is just enough but it will give you a better idea of what you'll look like on your wedding day.  After all, if you look the part, you play the part, right?

Know what you want to spend.

This will be one of the first questions bridal consultants will ask you.  Having a budget in mind will give them a starting point as they suggest dresses for you.  But more importantly, it will prevent them from putting you in a dress that you inevitably fall in love with but ultimately can't afford.

Do your research…

Have an idea of what you're looking for.  Again, this will give the consultants a jumping off point.  They'll be better able to help you if you know what shape or style of dress you're looking for.  Of course, bringing in pictures from magazines and social media is a big help too!

But be open minded.

Go into dress shopping with some ideas in mind but be willing to expand your horizons a little bit.  You never know what a dress is going to look like until you try it on and “the one” may be completely different than what you originally envisioned.  Allow the consultant to make suggestions and be willing to try one all sorts of styles, fabrics, and shapes.  You may find that your initial idea was spot on and that's ok too!

Don't expect the sample dresses to fit.

Ugh.  This can be really tough.  Most salons only stock one size of a particular style, and bridal sizing is SO FAR from real life sizing that it's kind of a joke.  I can't explain why but that's just how it is.  You're going to have to use your imagination a bit when trying on dresses.  The consultants will help you envision what that gown, when sized correctly, will look like on you.  But try not to be discouraged if the sample dresses don't fit you like a glove.

Be honest.

If you don't like something, say so.  You aren't going to hurt anyone's feelings.  Promise!  The consultant won't be offended if you aren't into a certain dress or just downright think it's ugly.  They will ask you lots of questions and they are looking for you to be truthful with them.  It's better to be straight forward than to be talked into buying a dress you don't really love.

BONUS TIP: Know that you may not cry.

Despite what the movies teach you, you may not shed tears when you finally find the dress of your dreams.  And that's totally ok!  It doesn't mean that it isn't the dress for you.  It just means you feel different emotions in that moment.  Either way, don't base your selection on whether or not you cried.  If you wait for the dress that brings you to tears, you may be waiting for forever.

What do you think?  Any other tips for wedding dress shopping?  What did you wish you knew before going into it?  Comment below!

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A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea

Hey brides to be, have you ever thought about renting a wedding storage unit?  Ok, I know what you’re probably thinking but hear me out on this one!  A self-storage facility just might be the answer to many of your wedding planning woes.  From providing more space for all of that wedding STUFF to keeping your gifts in a safe spot until you move into your dream home, there are plenty of ways a self storage unit can help with wedding planning.  Here are just a few!

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

An Automatic Extra “Room”

Wedding supplies can easily consume your entire life AND your entire living space.  If you’re already cooped up in your tiny apartment or just don’t have another bedroom to spare, consider renting a storage unit for a little extra breathing room.  With units ranging from 25 to 300 square feet (OR the equivalent of a standard closet all the way up to a two-car garage), Guardian Storage makes it easy to store just about anything and everything for your wedding.  And, they conveniently offer 17 locations throughout Pittsburgh.

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

It’s More Affordable Than You Think

I’m a big advocate of sticking to your wedding budget!  A big party is NOT worth going into debt.  But renting a wedding storage unit might actually be more affordable than you think.  Most Guardian Storage units begin at less than $100 per month and there are a few tricks to drive the cost down even further.  Refer a new customer and you can even earn a $50 gift card, or pre-pay for the duration of your rental and receive a discount.  That’s more money that can go towards what really matters – the open bar at your reception.

A Place to DIY Your Heart Out

Grab your hot glue gun, scissors, glitter, and whatever other supplies you need for DIYing the heck out of your wedding decorations.  But rather than taking your dining room table, kitchen island, desk, or living room floor offline, hit the road and arrive at your very own do-it-yourself wedding oasis.  Many of Guardian’s units are large enough to fit a table and a few chairs, and they even have free Wifi so you can watch that YouTube tutorial over and over and over again until you get that DIY project just right.

Weddings Require A Lot of Stuff

When we got married, one of our spare bedrooms became the “wedding room” and it was where I stored all of the décor and supplies I purchased for the big day.  Well, that quickly spilled over into our second spare bedroom and before I knew it, our entire third floor was overtaken by wedding STUFF!  If you’re like me and tend to over-shop but don’t necessarily have extra space in your house, a storage unit can save you from drowning in wedding things.  From linens, chargers, and votive holders to bottles of booze, cookie table boxes, and favors, your pile of wedding reception supplies can grow FAST, and more clutter leads to more stress…the very last thing you need while planning your wedding.  Keep it out of site and out of mind (and in Guardian Storage’s hands) until the big day!

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

With their free hand trucks and dollies, you can easily get all of that STUFF inside!

You’ll Be Getting Gifts Galore

Between the engagement party, bridal shower, and the actual wedding, you’ll feel like it’s Christmas morning all the time.  It’s so much fun when all of those gifts come pouring in, but what to do with all of them?  Use a storage unit to house your new flatware, towels, toaster, coffee maker, bedding, furniture, and other wedding gifts.  This will keep things organized and in picture perfect shape until you’re ready to use them or until you move in together.  (Speaking of which, here are some tips for newlyweds moving in together!) Don’t worry…your precious belongings will be in good hands with Guardian’s gated and passcode entry, 24-hour video surveillance, motion detectors, and climate-controlled storage units.

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

This place is like a fortress!

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

There's even an old bank vault door at their Bloomfield location!

Need more convincing?  Learn more about all of Guardian Storage’s security features.

She Sheds are the Latest Trend

There are lots of ways self storage helps with weddings, but they can also be a huge asset to the bride to be.  What “man caves” are to guys, “she sheds” are for ladies.  You can consider this storage unit a temporary home away from home.  Go there to destress from wedding planning, sip rosé with your bridesmaids, or just look at all those wedding planning magazines without interruption.  Whatever you do there, a storage unit can be your little girls only clubhouse…at least until the wedding day is over.

A Wedding Storage Unit: 6 Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Idea from Burgh Brides

Imagine this space filled with a fluffy chair, yoga mat, and a little table for your bottomless glass of wine! 😉


Have you ever thought about how to use a storage unit for wedding supplies?  Would you ever consider one?  How would you use it?  If you had one, how was it helpful during wedding planning?  For home and storage solutions after the big day, be sure to check out Guardian Storage!

A HUGE thanks to Guardian Storage for teaming up with Burgh Brides to bring you this post!  While I was compensated for my work, all writing, thoughts, opinions, and love for the brand are my own.  You can read my full sponsored content disclosure policy here.

Blowouts, Bubbly, & Brunch Bridal Shower Inspiration

Blowouts, bubbly, and brunch, oh my!  This styled shoot puts a fresh new spin on the traditional bridal shower and bridesmaids outing.  Instead of the old standard, think outside the box when it comes to celebrating your engaged status with your gal pals.  Jessica Garda Events loves the idea of getting pampered and then cheers-ing over mimosas, so she teamed up with Palermo Photo and Glow Blotique for this session.  After hair and makeup at Glow's Sewickly salon, the party moved to The Union Hall of Bar Marco.  There, the girls feasted on sprinkled donuts, macarons, and other girly goodies at a table adorned with pieces from All Occasions Party Rentals.  Flirty but classic paper pieces from Hello Rachel Creative were the perfect finishing touch.  So raise your glass to this fun approach to a pre-wedding girls day!

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From the stylist…

The idea for this shoot came about after a talk with GLOW Blotique.  The whole concept behind GLOW is about turning the salon experience into a social outing, much like the salons of the 50s and 60s.  I instantly fell in love with the idea of a girls’ day out styled shoot where a few gal pals get together for pampering and celebration for no other reason other than enjoying each other’s friendship.

GLOW was the setting for the first part of the shoot.  The atmosphere there is so carefully curated with its clean lines and mixed metals that we left the décor as is and let it speak for itself.  And how incredible is that gold feature wall ,which acted as the backdrop for our mini rosé station?!

Our second venue was The Union Hall at Bar Marco.  It is essentially a blank canvas which let the colors of our brunch tablescape really pop.  Karrie Hlista Designs provided the vibrant pink and orange centerpieces which featured parrot tulips, garden roses, ranunculus, and playful greenery in feminine milk glass vases.  Their bright color palette was the perfect complement to the cobalt blue glasses and patterned plates provide by All Occasion Party Rental.  The “Funfetti” table runner from Linen Hero added an unexpected touch of texture.

The balloon garland for our food station was created by yours truly, as was the donut-hole tower and the raspberry panna cotta.  Bartram House Bakery provided the darling macarons.  The entire shoot was beautifully tied together by Hello Rachel Creative’s invitation design and the fun and flirty wardrobe provided by Lex & Lynne.

Vendors

Planning & Styling: Jessica Garda Events | Photography: Palermo Photography | Desserts: Jessica Garda Events and Bartram House Bakery | Balloon Backdrop: Jessica Garda Events | Hair & Makeup: GLOW Blotique | Florist: Karrie Hlista Designs | Attire: Lex & Lynne | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Hello Rachel Creative | Venue: The Union Hall at Bar Marco | Models: Rain Hoff, Kaska Komosinski, and Frances Del Duca

Planning & Styling: Jessica Garda Events | Photography: Palermo Photo | Hair & Makeup: GLOW Blotique | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Hello Rachel Creative | Venue: The Union Hall at Bar Marco