Collaboration with @AltarBridal, @HelloLovely and @MoontageFilms. This was such a fun experience!
Not everyone is a dog-lover, but those who are, LOVE LOVE LOVE their dogs - am I right? A handful of our clients choose to include their pooches in their weddings in all sorts of ways!
Here are some ways to incorporate your adorable dog into your wedding:
- Ceremony Let your dog be a ring bearer or flower girl! Have your dog bring the rings down the aisle attached to their collar, or if they can, in a cute carrier bag. They can also walk alongside the ring bearer or flower girl. Try a cute doggie corsage or flower wreath around his or her collar. Be sure to have treats at the end of the aisle!
- Engagement and / or wedding photo shoot Using your dog in a photo shoot is always super cute and unique. Some of the best pictures are the candid ones!
- Stationary incorporate the photos from the photo shoot with your dog throughout your wedding with these ideas: Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Numbers, and other framed pictures for decor.
- Wedding Décor Use small touches of dog design elements throughout your wedding decor, while showing your pet you appreciate him or her. We aren't recommending a dog-themed wedding, of course! But little details will make your decor special. You can attach your dog's tags onto your bridal bouquet. For the artsy brides - stamp your dog's paw print and use in decor, such as table numbers, ceremony programs, etc. And we love this idea - engrave your guests' names onto dog tags for table place settings!
- Wedding Favors Wedding favors are a fun way to add your personality into your wedding design. Try dog-themed decorated sugar cookies. And make a few bags of dog treats for your dog-lover guests!
Here are some tips:
- Have your dog looking his or her best! Schedule a grooming appointment the week before your photo shoot or wedding ceremony.
- Make sure, if you plan a photo shoot, to check with the venue's pet policy.
- For hot days, remember to have a bowl of water handy for your dog during the photo shoot or ceremony.
- Check with your photographer first! They usually have a ton of pet photography tricks up their sleeves!
- Nissa Aleman
Photography by: Morgan Miller Photography, Jana Marie Photography, Heirloom Photo Company
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful,
and since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow…Let It Snow…Let It Snow!
Are you kidding! Forget about the snow, we’ve got planning to do! Posh & Prim likes to think outside the snow globe of the typical winter colors and themes.
Wedding season is widely thought of as May through October, focusing more on spring and summer. And yes, many couples would prefer warmer temperatures for their wedding day, but not everyone should let the season determine their Save the Dates. Winter is the most wonderful time of the year, remember! It’s the perfect season to get extremely creative while evoking feelings of warmth and coziness to you and your guests.
There are many things that can be done to make your wedding day beautiful! One of our lead planners, Lorna Marshall, located in Detroit, Michigan (so she knows snow), suggests drawing inspiration from the season’s natural elements, such as berries, snowflakes, evergreens, and icicles to not only complement the surroundings, but also enhance winter’s elegance, romanticism, and beauty. If you stick to these design elements, almost any color palette you choose will be wondrous!
Now, how to get that sense of coziness? Everyone loves a fancy cocktail hour filled with delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, right? Entertain guests with a hot cocoa and cookie bar or adding warm cocktails to your drink menu. For food, think about hot soup cocktails in a shot glass. These ideas are unique and leave your guests feeling cozy and warm.
For your overall wedding design, add touches of the winter season by incorporating elements throughout the décor. Using a snowflake shaped place card is simple and sweet. Using glass icicles throughout your floral arrangements and centerpieces will give just enough sparkle reminiscent of freshly-fallen snow. Candles and fires are a must to evoke a sense of wintery coziness.
Other Winter Wedding tips…
1. Have flower girls throw fake snow
2. Have bridesmaids wear muffs, faux fur wraps and warm fuzzy boots
3. Bride can wear a pretty white cape to keep warm
4. A horse-drawn sleigh - it’s a winter in wonderland style of transportation
No matter what, winter is always a great time for family to get together, snuggle next to those who you love the most and enjoy each other. Not to mention, this time of year is also a way to spend less and save more!
- Lorna Marshall & Nissa Aleman
Photography credit: Anecdotally Yours, J. Emile Photography, Allie Coyle Photography, Melissa Liu Ellis Photography