My Friend Maradee’s Bridal Styling Tips on iHeart Radio

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My friend Maradee Wahl is a professional bridal stylist who specializes in assisting the Bride. . . Dressing, Styling, & Ensuring Against Emergencies! She was recently interviewed on iHeart Radio’s ‘Bridal Bar Radio’ and I thought I’d share the link here for anyone looking for advice or a fantastic bridal stylist for hire.

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 4.35.55 PMClick the image above or HERE to listen to her interview now.

If you love her tips and you’d like to connect with her, you can find her on Twitter via the handle @dearmaradee, as well as here: http://maradeewahl.com/ or herehttp://dearmaradee.com.
-Brian

My Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas from Pinterest

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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost October and fall is already officially here! Are you planning a fall or early winter wedding? Some people think that getting married during these seasons can be limiting in terms of flowers, venue and even food choices, depending on your geographic location. However, I think autumn weddings can be fantastic because there are fewer of them and there’s a lot of room for creative touches. If you’re planning a wedding to take place during the not-so-warm-months, check out my tips below for a little Pinspiration!

Accessories for Warmth1. Accessorize! One of the coolest parts of getting married in the fall or winter is just that, it’s cooler! By wearing a wrap, a cardigan, a sweater, a jacket, a fur stole or even a cape, fall and winter brides can further establish their personal wedding day style and color palette. You can wear these accessories for just your photos, just the ceremony, just the reception or all three.

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Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 5.31.47 PM2. Use what’s in season! This can help you to settle on a color palette more easily, create a menu and select your flowers. For bouquets and centerpieces, OneWed has some fantastic fall floral inspiration, HERE. Don’t forget, sticking to seasonal selections doesn’t need to conflict with your decor or chosen color palette, you can always alter things to make them work. Take, for example, pumpkins. While they may come in orange and white in nature, you can add tacks, or paint, or ribbon or washi tape to make them work for your decor.

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 5.42.42 PM3. Choose Venues with an Indoor/Outdoor Feel. Fall and winter are some of the most naturally beautiful and picturesque seasons of the year depending on where you’re located. Use this to your advantage when selecting your venue.

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 5.44.42 PMOne thing you will need to keep in mind, however, is the weather and how that relates to the comfort of your guests. If it’s too cold to be outdoors, maybe you do some photos outside, then move inside for the ceremony and reception. Or, if it’s not too cold in the early evening, aim to have your ceremony outdoors (maybe provide blankets or wraps for cold guests to barrow!) and then move inside. If you must stay indoors, look for a venue with great views, since you chose to get married during these beautiful seasons and it has likely inspired all of your design choices.

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 5.44.06 PMBonus Tip: I love the idea of throwing beautiful red, yellow and orange and gold leaves, as opposed to confetti or petals, for an autumn wedding. And since there’s so many on the ground this time of year (most places!) its an easy/free item to use for decor at your wedding. You could attach tiny pouches of leaves on the guests chairs, or put them in baskets at the end of each isle for the ushers to pass around for each guest to grab a hand-full before the bride and groom walk down the isle.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen done at a fall or winter wedding? Would you ever wear a jacket or sweater with your wedding dress? Let me know in the comment section below.
-Brian

Target’s Tevolio Bridal Line: Dress Your Entire Wedding Party for Less!

Wedding party image via http://www.travel-babbles.com

Wedding party image via http://www.travel-babbles.com

Hey Ya’ll,

As with most aspects of planning your wedding, selecting bridesmaids dresses can be a time-consuming and expensive endeavor–especially if your leading ladies happen to be an opinionated bunch.

panel1This being said, it brings me great joy to tell you there’s a NEW affordable and easy place to find fabulous dresses for your wedding party and it just happens to be my absolute favorite store. Here’s a hint:

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That’s right! TEVOLIO is Target’s new bridal line available exclusively at Target.com.

Target Bridesmaids Dresses

The collection features styles for brides starting at $100 and bridesmaids and flower girls dresses at about $25. The name of the line was inspired by the Italian phrase “Ti voglio,” which translates loosely to “I love you” in English.

panel2So, if you’re looking to save some money and you’ve settled on your wedding colors, simply log onto Target’s website and figure out which of these options is best for the kind of wedding you’re designing:

Option 1 – All your bridesmaids wear the same color and cut/style. *You could have your maid of honor wear one shade lighter or darker of the same dress or put her in a different cut/style to set her apart from the group.

Option 2 – All your bridesmaids wear the same color but can choose ANY cut/style.

Option 3 – You assign each bridesmaid a specific shade of your chosen color to create an ombre effect with their dresses. *Again, you could go with all the same cut/style for the group with the maid of honor set apart in a different cut/style.

targettevolioweddinggownsWhile you’re at it, be sure to take a look at the options available for the bride on a budget. There are a few simple options available, and if they happen to suit your body type and catch your eye, you’ll have a LOT more money to spend on the rest of your wedding!

Wedding Dresses from Target

Some of the bridesmaids dresses could also work for the bride in white or ivory. Keep in mind, if they aren’t chic enough for the ceremony you’re envisioning, many of these dresses could work for the rehearsal dinner or even as a secondary dress to change into for the reception or after-party.

So what do you think of these budget-friendly frocks? Would you rock a Target wedding gown on your special day? Let me know in the comment section below. Also, I’m thinking about doing some follow up posts about how to style a wedding around each of these dresses… let me know if that sounds interesting to any of you!
-Brian

Wedding Style Quiz #3 – Floral Arrangements

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Hey Ya’ll,

I’m back to add a little bit of fun to an otherwise busy work week! Today’s wedding style quiz includes three very different sets of floral arrangements that are perfect for three very different kinds of weddings.

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 11.41.42 AMSo… if you were getting married tomorrow, and you had to chose one of these floral themes for your wedding, which one would you chose?

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Let me know in the comment section below or respond via my Facebook Page or twitter page @yourBASHbworley.
-Brian

NEW – Wedding Style Quiz

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Earlier today, I decided to do a quick wedding style quiz! I pulled three very different wedding dress images and then posted them to my Facebook page with the following caption: If you were getting married tomorrow (go with it!), which dress would you choose?

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The results are in! According to my Facebook friends, the best choice is Dress #2. I can see why ladies would want to wear this beautiful dress by LAZARO. It has a lot of the details most bride’s dream of wearing on their special day. It’s strapless, has a fitted bodice, a full tulle skirt, and the flower details around the waist, in addition to the subtle sparkle and blush color, make it really feminine and fun.

Which dress would you chose? Let me know, and please LIKE me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BrianWorleyOnline) so that you can get in on all of my upcoming wedding style quizzes. Heads up, I’ll be posting another one tomorrow!
-Brian

Today’s Friday Favorites Winner!

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Hey Ya’ll,

I’m so jealous of today’s winner, as they’ll soon be receiving one of the most gorgeous Eco-friendly living centerpieces that I’ve ever seen!

So… without further ado, our winner is: Melissa Kay Allen!

Congrats, Melissa, aka The Ebell of Los Angeles! I know that your Wisteria Lane arrangement will make bringing the unique look and texture of succulents into your home a total breeze! Send an email to brianworley007@gmail.com, and I’ll hook you up with all of the details on how to claim your living centerpiece! I hope you’ll check back in with me when you receive it and share a photo with all of us! (Who doesn’t love drooling over perfectly potted plants?!?)

If you haven’t already, everyone please ‘LIKE’ the them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WisteriaLaneFlowerShop, and if you live in the area and are ever in need of stunning centerpieces, bouquets, or any type of floral arrangements, don’t hesitate to give Sherene Hulugalle a call–you won’t be disappointed and you’ll be helping the planet thrive!

Again, a big thank you to Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio of Beverly Hills for being our ‘Friday Favorite’ this week! Check back next Friday for more giveaways from my favorite places and people all over Los Angeles!
-Brian

Gorgeous Video from our Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Preview Shoot!

Hey Ya’ll,

The Hotel Del Coronado recently finished the video they shot during our ‘Wedding Preview’ photo shoot a few months ago, so today I am sharing it with all of you!

Credits:
Design: YourBASH!  (www.your-bash.com)
Linens: Wildflower Linens (www.wildflowerlinens.com)
Linens: La Tavola Linen (www.latavolalinen.com)
Menus/Name Cards: Jennifer Sbranti for Hostess with the Mostess (www.hwtm.com)
and Posh Paperie and Nic. Roc. Designs
Florists: Dawn Stone (www.embellishmint.com)
Mona Davis (mona.love@hotmail.com)
LaVonne Crawford (Adorations Botanical Artistry)
Natasha Rivera (Classic Creations)
Chairs and Chargers: Raphael’s (www.raphaels.com)
Furniture: Hire Elegance (www.hire-elegance.com)
and AB ELEMENT
Dance Floor: Platinum Pro (www.platinumpro.com)
Lighting: PSAV and Daylight (www.daylight.com)
Stylist: Keylee Sanders (www.keyleesanders.com)
Decor photography: SeanTwomey (www.2mestudios.com)
Fashion photography: Anthony Elgort  (www.AEweddings.com)
Hair and Make-up: Lisa G (www.lisagartistry.com)