Friday Vendor Spotlight & Wedding Salon News

Cheers! It’s Friday, we hope you had one rockin’ week.  Monday we had a very successful LA Destination Wedding and Honeymoon show, where we showcased the most luxurious destination wedding and honeymoon locations, along with wedding planners, dresses, floral designs, and much more. Now we are focused on gearing up for our New York Destination Wedding and Honeymoon show on Monday January 26th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

We would never be such a helpful resource to our luxury brides without our amazing vendor partnerships:

Blanche Color Your Event
NYC Flower Project
Starr Events
Park Slope Press
Lord Willy’s
Crossing Midnight Entertainment
Notar Hospitality
Skin Gym Face Fitness
Manicube
Joy in Dance
Rue Boudoir
Jewelers Mutual
Graceland Florist
Fleurs du Mois
Xocolatti Chocolate/Deserts
Hal Prince Music

The Sullivan
Destination Weddings Bermuda
Ritz Carlton South Beach
L & S Travel
The Florida Keys- Key West
Destination I Do
L&S Travel
Route 22 Limo

If you want to check out all of our top vendors, don’t forget to visit our website’s Top Vendor Page!

 


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7 Tips For Feeling Hot On Your Wedding Day

There is a lot of pressure to feel and look perfect on your wedding day. However,  we know it’s much more easily said than done!  We are suggesting some pre-wedding day techniques as well as day of wedding techniques that will have you feeling your best! It’s important to make sure you take appropriate measures to genuinely enjoy your wedding day without having the thoughts “I really shouldnt have eat this today” or “I feel oily”… in the back of your mind.

1.  Make Your Workout Fun
If you don’t work out regularly and have never had the desire to, try something different for wedding day prep. We suggest fun classes from Pure Barre. “Pure Barre allows you to block “life” out for the hour, creating the mental benefits similarly obtained by the practice of yoga or meditation. A transformed body and a clear head in just one hour—it doesn’t get much better than this.” Doing a workout that will relieve stress and tone you up will help you FEEL great. Some other fun options, depending on your personality could be kick boxing, hip hop/dance classes, acrobatics, or even swing classes. One of our favorite luxury gyms, David Barton Gyms, offers the swing classes that will make you look like a pro for your wedding and whip you into shape!

Pure Barre NYC - Wedding Fitness

2. Get High End Lingerie
Get some seriously rockin’ lingerie that makes you feel like you sexy. You should wear it under your wedding dress just to give you that extra boost of sass and confidence all day long. There are many options for beautiful lingerie but one of our personal favorites is Kiki De Montparnasse, luxurious lingerie that is a wedding must! Tell your bridesmaids about this site for your bachelorette party gifts!

Kiki De Montparnasse - Wedding Day Lingerie

3. Learn How to Pose for Pictures
There are certain poses that you hate and certain poses that you love. Look at some of your past pictures and figure out what makes your body and shape look the best. Ask your photographer what other people have done to elongate their shape. Come up with poses you absolutely hate and make you feel uncomfortable and let your photographer know ahead of time. This will avoid uncomfortable moments and give you confidence. Knowing that you feel good about your photos will make you feel good all day!

4. Don’t Buy Junk Food for a While
Starting 6 month – a year before your wedding commit to not bringing junk food into your house. You will be surprised at how much better you will look and feel when you skip eating oreos late night. This way at least if you are eating out, not dieting, or exercising, you will still trim down and feel better. Replace  those junk food snacks something healthy. Our suggestion is to go with a company like Alive Juices!

Alive Juices

5.  What NOT Eat the Day Of Your Wedding
You definitely need to eat before you walk down the aisle, but selecting something that won’t make you feel icky can be tricky. You know your body the best, you know how you feel when you eat certain foods. Keep these specific things in mind: Avoid eating foods that make you feel bloated, jittery, oily or give you heart burn for your wedding day.
Here are some of the basics: Avoid coffee, energy drinks, or teas that have a lot of caffeine in them, you will be jittery and your nerves will naturally give you energy.
Avoid oils – skip the oil/vinegar dressings or anything that makes your face feel dirty
Avoid salts/carbonated/ drinks – this will make you feel bloated, full and uncomfortable in your dress.
Avoid spicy – anything spicy might give you heart burn or make your stomach sick

6. Say No to Things that Make You Feel Uncomfortable
Some wedding traditions may make you feel uncomfortable. It is a day where you are forced to be in the spot light and some traditions may feel icky to you. If you personally feel that the whole garter belt gig is not something that will make you feel good, then ditch it! If you don’t want cake smeared all over your face after spending money on makeup, tell your fiance before hand. Feeling hot and enjoying your day is a priority for you, go ahead and explain why you would rather ditch those things. People will respect your wishes, its your big day!

7.  Be Confident
Prepare yourself in advance to love how you look and feel. Managing your expectations will make you feel perfect for your big day. Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean you will all of a sudden the Barbie, however, you are beautiful, after all someone is dedicating their life to you, that should be enough. If you follow some of these simple steps you will feel hot on your wedding day.

If you are planning your wedding, you need to find vendors, you can meet some of these amazing vendors at our 2015 Luxury Wedding Expos that emulate real luxury weddings!

 

 


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Beverly Hills Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show 2015

Wedding Salon produced yet another impressive luxury destination weddings and honeymoon show last night! Our emulation of a luxury wedding was brought to life by so many of our amazing top vendors.

AND we even got a visit from Mindy Weiss! She is well-known for planning and executing celebrity events. Among her portfolio includes Fergie & Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres & Portia Rossi, Jessica Simpson, Lala and Carmelo Anthony, Serena Williams, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Heidi Klum, Pink, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. If you are a fan of the Bachelor, she also produced both Trista & Ryan and JP and Ashley’s Weddings, both featured on ABC. It is not uncommon to have celebrity designers pay a visit to Wedding Salon’s luxury events, as Tatiana has longstanding personal friendships with many industry professionals, just another perk to attending and participating in our shows.

These photos are just a small sneak peak.. stay tuned for the pro photos later!

Luxury Los Angelos Bridal ShowDestination Weddings & Honeymoon Show LA 2015

Our Destination Weddings & Honeymoon shows are tailored to the travel market, however feature all the vendors you would need for any wedding near or far! We understand that it can be pretty frustrating to book vendors without meeting face to face, especially when planning destination weddings. Getting face time with our talented vendors has proven to make couples much more comfortable and happy. Having a relationship with your vendors will certainly positively impact your wedding planning experience.

The vendors you see in the above photos include Lauren Elaine (top dresses), Winnie Couture (bottom dress), Mia Eventi & Maxine Banks Events (table scape top right corner). And of course the wonderful Mindy Weiss posses with our very own Tatiana Byron in the middle right.

 

 


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

Wedding Salon is currently amping up for some fun events ahead.  Here is what we are up to:

MONDAY JANUARY 19th
Los Angeles Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show
We could not be more excited about our Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show this coming Monday at the Montage, Beverly Hills. Although this show has a heavy focus on luxury resorts and high end wedding destinations, we will also be showcasing florists, gown designers, calligraphy, wedding planners, makeup artists, bakeries and more. All these top vendors come together to emulate a real luxury wedding where you can get your makeup done, taste deserts, observe dress on models, and get hands on experience with your potential vendors. Some must see vendors and gift bag partners include:

Bosso Makeup Beverly Hills – Celebrity Makeup Artist
Chunk-n-Chip Cookies – Modern Luxury Deserts
Dash Entertainment – California Entertainment
The Florida Keys – The Ultimate location for US Destination Wedding
Virgin Islands Department of Tourism – Luxury Vacations/ Destinations
Aruba Tourism Board – Luxury Vacations/ Destinations
Melia Hotels & Resorts -
Ceur D’Alene – US Destination Wedding Resort Idaho
Exquisite Weddings Magazine – Luxury Wedding Magazine (Gift Bags)
AND MANY  OTHER  VENDORS YOU HAVE TO COME TO SEE!

MONDAY JANUARY 26th
New York Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show
Our other upcoming Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show next Monday will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC. With a heavy focus on luxury resorts and high end wedding destinations this New York City show is always a huge hit! We will also be showcasing florists, gown designers, calligraphy, wedding planners, makeup artists, bakeries and much more.  Top vendors come together to emulate a real luxury wedding where you can get your makeup done, taste deserts, observe dress on models, and get hands on experience with your potential vendors. Check the blog for some more vendor details next week!

Wedding Salon Will Also Be Partcipating at:
NY Times Travel Show - Join us January 23 – 25, 2015 at The New York Times Travel Show for a spectacular international celebration. Gain insight on valuable travel tips at seminars hosted by experts in the field. Explore domestic and international hot spots, familiar favorites and under-the radar crowd-free escapes. Book exclusive deals to your dream destination right at the show.

Brides  Against Breast Cancer – Join us Sunday – Monday, February 23 – 24, 2014. Brides Against Breast Cancer will contribute $2 million dollars this year to help people impacted by cancer. Among the numerous free programs supported are children’s programs, support groups, exercise, and nutrition classes. Other programs include weekend family camps for families dealing with cancer, Cancer Education Series, and Ask the Doctor.

 

 


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Beautiful Free Printables

Planning a-lux wedding means you have put a lot of time and thought into details. These gorgeous free printables are the perfect detail for pre-wedding events and bridal party gifts.  Printables that incorporate interactivity also have stimulate personal impact. The events leading up to your rehearsal dinner are a great way to help you and your fiance’s family and friends bond. We are featuring wonderful the Flutter Magazine in this post because we adore the look and feel of these beautiful printables they have available to you! Remember, do not print them from here, go to Flutter Magazine to download and print the high resolution versions for your weddings and events.

Bar Cart Coffee Cards: Take your guests coffee orders on these modern coffee cards. This specific card would be best for the wedding shower and rehearsal dinners. Go to Flutter Magazine, open document, print the cards, cut them down to shape, and place them on your tables! Its that simple. 

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Guest Libs: Let your guests give some advice for the happy couple in the form of light spirited guest libs. Wouldn’t it be nice to keep them and pull them out in the future? Make it a tradition to read them on big anniversaries or share them with family/ friends a at holiday parties. This way you can relive some of those happy moments and memories, even years down the line.

Welcome Basket Printable Tags: If you have a bridal party you are probably  preparing some sort of thank you gift for each member. Personalizing the gifts with tags is a great way to herald your gratefulness. After all, it’s beautiful that your close friends and family participated in making your big day so special. What would you and your fiance put in basket with “These are a few of our favorite things” tags on them?

Flutter Magazine is an amazing resource for planning your luxury wedding, if you have not had a chance to visit their Hearts Aflutter blog yet, check it out right now! It is filled with modern, luxurious wedding inspiration. And don’t forget our  luxury wedding inspiration in the Wedding Salon Gallery!

 

 


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5 Reasons You Should Splurge On Your Honeymoon

Top 5 Reasons to Splurge on Your Honeymoon - Secrets Resort Jamaica

Secrets Resort Wild Orchid Montego Bay - Caribbean – Jamaica

Everyone in your family, your bridal party, your friends, and even your co-workers are probably badgering you with wedding planning questions. You might be overwhelmed with ideas and emotions but guess what sister? There is a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s your beautiful wedding and a MUCH DESERVED vacation/ honeymoon! There are a few more reasons why you should splurge on your honeymoon, even though it would be really easy to just say “ehh I spent enough money on the wedding, maybe we will just keep things low key”. We are warning you, you might regret that!

REASON 1: YOU ONLY GET ONE HONEYMOON

You only get one chance to go on one honeymoon, it’s worth it to make sure it’s something you will both remember and look back on with great nostalgia. Sure everyone can justify a reason to spend less money but will you look back on your honeymoon with regret if you feel you didn’t do everything you could to make it the trip of a lifetime. You only get one in a lifetime, savor it, enjoy it, and splurge on this! You  will not regret it.

REASON 2: YOU ARE GOING TO DESERVE IT — AND NEED IT

Even when you have the best wedding planner in the world you are going to arrive upon some struggles or challenges in your wedding planning process. Whether it’s your bridesmaids hating each other, your mother calling every five minutes, or struggling to make a seating chart that will avoid a family war, there are going to be some bumps in the road. Your wedding will still be gorgeous and one of the best days of your life but you are going to experience some stress and anxiety along the way.  Your honeymoon will be the perfect getaway, splurge and give yourself what you need in order to really relax and enjoy yourself.

REASON 3: THE BONDING TIME IS IMPORTANT AS A NEWLYWED COUPLE

The wedding probably happened so quickly, you barely got a chance to eat at your wedding. Now it’s time to reflect on the beauty of marriage and your new lives together. Your honeymoon is a great way to set the tone for the rest of your marriage! It’s one of the first things you do as a couple, so splurging to make it phenomenal is appropriate. Pick a place that you will both truly love and enjoy, that might mean spending some extra money so no one has to compromise, but you are going to look back and always feel that splurging on the honeymoon made it extra special.

Splurge on Your Honeymoon - Grand Solmar Lands End
Grand Solmar Lands End Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

REASON 4:  YOUR JOB WILL GIVE YOU THE TIME OFF

It is generally pretty hard to get consecutive weeks off work for a vacation; however, most employers tend to be more understanding and flexible when they know you are getting married. Since honeymoons are also booked far in advance companies are usually much more willing to give the time off since they have the ability to plan for it.  This is the prime opportunity for you to splurge and plan that trip to Greece that you haven’t been able to get enough time off for.

REASON 5: THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY — ONCE IT’S GONE IT’S GONE

There is no better opportunity to take the trip of your dreams. After the wedding things may get pretty hectic again as you and your spouse completely merge your lives. Don’t settle when it comes to your honeymoon or you might end up having regrets later on. Take the time you  deserve to enjoy this important  and precious time in your life.

If you are looking to book a honeymoon or even a destination wedding, we invite you to our Destination Weddings and Honeymoon shows this Monday January 19th in Beverly Hills, California and January 26th in New York City. The pictured locations above will have tables at the CA wedding show, if you interested don’t forget to atted!

Leave a comment  listing your dream honeymoon locations!

 


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