Trending on Pinterest

Every girl I know has a Pinterest Board completely dedicated to her dream wedding. This is true for girls who are engaged, single, and everywhere in between. This month we said hello to a brand new year, which means brand new trends. 2014 was full of wedding trends, so I found the “most pinned wedding photos” from 2014 and listed them below!

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2014 was the year of lace, vintage glamour, rustic/country chic, bohemian, and social media. I think some of these trends will stay with us throughout 2015, but I’m excited to see what new things come to the wonderful world of weddings this year!

Brooch Bouquets

Last weekend, a Heather’s Glen bride made her own bouquet, as well as her bridesmaids’ bouquets, out of brooches. Anyone who plans (and re-plans and re-plans) their wedding on Pinterest is bound to have seen this before. I know I have seen it dozens of times, but for some reason I never gave it much attention. However, after seeing what our HG bride made, I really felt inspired to look into it a little more, and this is what I found:

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Yep, that is Mrs. Miranda Lambert using a colorful brooch bouquet when she married Blake Shelton (*swoon*).

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And lastly….

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As you can see, using brooch bouquets opposed to traditional floral bouquets adds a certain sense of vintage elegance. I’m so happy that one of our very own bride’s decided to make these unique bouquets.

Stay warm & happy new year,

Brooke

 

#becomingbrymer

Today, I want to highlight a wedding that went on here, at Heather’s Glen, this fall. Matt and Lauren Brymer are two fun Aggies who became husband and wife at 6pm on November 1, 2014. All pictures were taken by Kaitlyn Beauregard Photogrpahy and taken at Heather’s Glen.

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Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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Presents for the Maids

When it comes to gifts for bridesmaids, the limits are endless. I feel like I’ve seen it all, and most the time there are monograms involved. Here are a few of the best I could find:

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There are so many gifts to honor those who have contributed to your special day. My personal favorite is the over-sized, momgrammed, button-down shirts. They’re cute for pictures while you’re all getting ready and they can be worn again! Whatever gift you choose for your maids, I’m sure they’ll love it.

Fall Weddings

I love fall. I mean I really love it. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the holidays are approaching. With that being said, there is nothing I love more than a fall wedding. And here’s a few reasons why:

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Hope your fall is filled with pumpkin-spice and everything nice,

Brooke

Standing Tall

I have to share a story about something that happened at Heather’s Glen a few weekends ago.
During a sweet afternoon ceremony, not one, but TWO groomsmen fainted. I have never seen anyone pass out during a ceremony, and there were two of them at this one! Both were fine, nothing needed mending besides their bruised egos. After witnessing their fall, pure curiosity lead me to researching how often a member of the bridal party passes out during the wedding. What I found was a little surprising—because it happens all the time. Don’t believe me? Google “faints during wedding ceremony” and you will find a ton of videos on this topic. What I found interesting though, is that it’s rarely women who faint during weddings. Almost every video I have seen involves a best man or groomsmen.

Due to what happened at the ceremony I was working, I decided to find some helpful hints for men (and women) to help them keep their footing on their friend’s special day:
1. Don’t lock your knees! If you were in any music programs during school (band, choir, etc) this is something they drill into your heads. Remember to bend your knees and shift your weight frequently when you know you’ll be standing for a while.
2. Eat! Always eat something before any kind of a event. Even if it’s just a piece of toast or some fruit and juice. Always eat even when you’re nervous. I’m not sure when people stopped eating breakfast, but that’s a terrible habit. Why would you want to skip out of breakfast food? It’s the best.
3. Stay hydrated. Did you know that dehydration is the number one reason that people pass out or faint? Well, it is! Make sure to drink plenty of water (and go to the bathroom) before any event.
4. Relax. It’s not your wedding, there’s nothing for you to be nervous about! Yes, I know it’s a little nerve-wrecking to have to stand up in front of all of these people, but I promise no one is really looking at you. They’re all looking at the bride and groom.

Keep in mind, brides and grooms do faint as well. That being said, everyone should make a “if I faint plan” before the ceremony, just in case!

I hope these tips help you all keep your footing on that big day,

Brooke

Open House Thursday Night

It’s that time of year, folks: pumpkin spice everything and Heather’s Glen Open House!  We hope to see you THIS Thursday evening, between 6-9pm.

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Vera Wang Trunk Show – Houston

Are you dreaming of being a Vera Wang bride?  Casa de Novial Bridal Couture invites you to view the Spring collection, by appointment only.  Click here for more info.

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