Your wedding bouquet is the most photographed of all your flowers and the most personal. It should reflect your personal style and the style of your wedding. Do you choose a small posy or a large cascading bouquet? Are the flowers muted and white or are they a bold pop of color? Read More
Skin Prep for Your Wedding
The key to looking great on your wedding day (besides having a great makeup artist) is having a good foundation to start with, healthy skin! Not all of us are blessed with perfect model skin but there are a few things you can do during your engagement that will help you have the best skin possible on your wedding day. Thanks to Marti Wright, of Tica Beauty and Barbara Hill of Bridal Artistry for the tips. Read More
Where In The World?
The first thing a bride needs to do is book her venue. Or is it? Before you jump in to reserve the country club, you might want to think about some alternatives. Is there something you’ve always dreamed of having at your wedding? Do you and your prospective spouse share some important hobby that you’re very passionate about? What is your unique story, did you meet somewhere interesting? Read More
When you’re looking for the right photographers for your wedding, it’s all about style and personality. Photography is an art, sometimes it can be a little generic, and sometimes is it a little further out there than you prefer. It’s important to know what you like, and find someone who’s style meshes with yours. Read More
The First Dance
One of the very best moments of the reception is when the happy couple hits the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. The best first dance songs are those that have personal meaning. A song that lets all the stress of planning the wedding just fall away as they enjoy that romantic moment, just the two of them. Some couples are really passionate about music and already know which song will be perfect for them. They are the lucky ones. For everyone that has a harder time picking the perfect song for their first dance Jennifer Reitmeyer of MyDeejay has offered up some really fabulous suggestions. Read More
Take Time to Enjoy Your Wedding Day
It’s your special day, take the time to really enjoy it. When you are planning your event, be sure to put enough time in your schedule so that one small bump won’t derail the whole production.
You might even want to consider hiring a wedding planner. Movies make fun of them, but a good wedding planner, with the right personality for you, means that the little things that can happen on your wedding day won’t be your problems to deal with. Planners are experts at handling venues and contracts and their experience can be invaluable to insuring that your big day goes off without a hitch. Read More
Tricks of the Trade
It’s the little tricks that often separate a great artist from an amateur, even if the art is cosmetics. Marti Wright of Tica Beauty and Cosmetics has some clever tricks that insure that the bride and her attendants look amazing for every picture.
Mascara- Who knew that mascara could be an issue? Read More
Ask The Expert – Most Stylish Places to Get Married in Washington, DC
The Bliss Collection’s own Aimee Hardenbergh of True Wedding Events was recently featured in CBS DC as the local expert on wedding locations.
Aimee considers herself a ‘venue junkie’. She says “I believe that finding the right wedding venue is just like finding the perfect wedding dress… you will know when you have found it. It will make your heart skip a beat and you can imagine saying ‘I do’ in it.” Read More
Relax and Have Fun!
Those words are often part of the usual advice to a bride about her wedding day, but how can you relax? There is so much to keep track of! Read More
Why Go Live?
MSE Productions, a full service music, entertainment and production company, wants to customize your fun and elegant wedding. Customize doesn’t just mean choosing the wedding talent that suits your musical taste. Miles Steibel points out that with live musicians there is no need, for example, to worry about the length of your processional and carefully calculate how long it takes to get to the front of the church. “Live musicians can extend a piece or can stop playing at the next appropriate spot in the music.” This is just one of the many details that can be bypassed by hiring the right vendors to handle things on your big day. They can also adjust the length of your featured dance pieces if there is a need to adjust the timing, or if you just want to get on with your party!
Live musicians can also be the right choice for an alternative venue, say, a field. MSE Productions can provide battery powered equipment that means you don’t have to compromise on either your venue or your music.