In honor of my upcoming 30th birthday, I thought it would be nice to stroll down memory lane for a week. Today, we’re walking down the 80′s wedding aisle to checkout wedding trends, and styles!
The 80′s bride loved LOTS of lace, puffy sleeves, covered necks, and big veils!
Headpieces for bridesmaids was extremely popular
Baby’s Breath was another popular trend
Wedding cakes were traditionally tiered by pillar columns.
Balloons were a commonly used to decorate receptions!
In my circle of family & friends, home (or garden) weddings were very common.
Did we leave out any trends?
I love being an 80′s baby! That’s why this week we are going to jump back into the 1980′s special events and explore the styles, trends and more from that decade. We have a great guest interviewing with us and much, much more!!! Stay posted!!!
Do you have a special celebration coming up this summer? A great way to beat the heat is to embrace it! Why not have a Hawaiian Luau for your birthday? It’s also a great way of saying aloha to a college bound student.
Ideas for a fun Luau!!!
~ Greet your guests with leis and grass skirts
~ Hire performers! St. Louis has the Hawaiian-Polynesian Revue that perform many Hawaiian dances such as Fire/Knife dances, Samoan, Tahitian and Maori native dances. They offer performances with live music, too!
~ Have creative Hawaiian centerpieces with leis, exotic flowers or pineapples
Visit us on Pintrest to see more fun Hawaiian trends.
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Centerpieces Really Set the Tone!
This summer has been full of hot days and cool showers. What’s a bride and groom to do in weather like this? Your dress will probably make you 5° warmer and his 5 piece tuxedo will do just about the same. Whether you are having an outdoor ceremony or simply taking pictures outside, keeping cool is important. Here are a few tips for you both to beat the heat and stay focused on each other, not the sun!
- Stay in a heavily air conditioned room until the last possible second for outdoor ceremonies or wedding pictures.
- If you are having an outdoor ceremony, consider an evening wedding. Once the sun sets, candles or lanterns can be a beautiful scene for you to walk down the aisle. A morning wedding is also a great alternative to beat the heat.
- Drink a tall glass of ice cold water just before going outside (with a straw so you don’t mess up your lipstick) to cool down your body as much as possible. (Your groom may want to tuck away an Emergency Water Pouch in his pocket…or make sure your coordinator has one in their ER Kit.)
- Stay cool and have fun wedding shots with beautiful fans or parasols.
- Avoid liquid makeup; try powder and waterproof makeup, and don’t forget a primer to help everything stay put.
- Make sure your coordinator has a bottle of Evian Spray. (It helps to rehydrate your skin)
- Know your hair! If your hair doesn’t take well to hair sprays and spritz, consider a tight up-do that won’t have room to fall or frizz.
Parasols are a 2-in-1: keeps you cool and makes a great photo opp!
- Choose a tuxedo that is temperature appropriate (cotton and linen are ideal).
- Consider wearing a sweat-wicking t-shirt under your tux (UnderArmour Heatgear makes a few popular ones)
- Don’t forget your handkerchief to wipe your face.
- Have an extra shirt available for backup.
Photography by: Artistic Soup
With the past heatwave in St. Louis and the remaining hot summer days, love can’t wait for fall! We thought it may helpful to share a few tips to help make your wedding photos look ‘hot’ without making you look like you are hot. We asked our friend Angela Lamb, owner of Artistic Soup, a few questions to help with summer wedding shots!
KayDi’s Events: On really hot days, how do you keep a dry face (No sweat, glisten or shine) for pictures?
Angela: On really hot days, I recommend the bride and groom each bring a cloth to lightly pat,not rub the sweat away. Shine removal blotting cloths are also helpful to carrying around in your emergency kit [which KayDi's Events does provide] as well as for the ladies light loose powder.
KayDi’s Events: How do you avoid squinting your eyes while the sun is beaming outside?
Angela: If possible, especially for those that have lighter colored eyes that tend to have a bigger challenge with squinting when it is sunny it is best to find a shaded area when the sun is directly above. If this is not possible, having the wedding couple periodically close their eyes to rest them helps the couple not squint when it is time to photograph them.
KayDi’s Events: Any additional tips on how to get great outdoor shots when it’s hot out?
Angela: Most wedding couples who are married in the summer even when the temperatures exceed 90 degrees want at least a few outdoor photos so we advise to: 1) Plan ahead and decide beforehand the must have outdoor shots to keep them quick or 2) Do them near a place where people can go inside periodically to get away from the heat and refresh. 3) Drink cold water before and after to stay hydrated. 4) Try to schedule the outdoor portion of the photos during the coolest times of the day. 5) Stay in the shade if possible. Also, above 90° it is advisable to schedule in advance, have an indoor Plan B to take photos especially if kids and elderly are involved.
Angela offered some really great advice! We hope it helps you to stay cool and calm this summer!
Join us tomorrow for more tips on staying cool on your wedding day this summer.
Love can’t wait for St. Louis’ Heatwave to end! With temperatures over 100°, this week we are posting all week about how to keep calm and cool for your special event this summer.
Visit us tomorrow for a special guest interview with Angela Lamb with Artistic Soup about looking beautiful and making your wedding shots look amazing in the heat!
“WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!” By now you are probably so excited about the big proposal..as you should be. Now how do you plan to let everyone know. Who will you let know? And who’s going to know first? There are many traditional ways to announce your engagement and now a days, there are several contemporary ways, too.
If you and your fiance are from traditional families, your parents may already know, as he may have asked your father for your hand in
marriage. If the traditional route was not taken, your parents should be the first to know. And not by text or Facebook but in person…unless you are in different states then a phone call will be sufficient (but that may be a great reason for a road trip). If your fiance’s parents aren’t aware of your new engagement, they are next to know. After all of your parents know, everyone else is open game to know and of course, at your discretion. So how will you let everyone else know?
Visit us soon to hear our ideas of how to break the news to your loved one~!