You've asked the main people in your life to stand by your side, now what do they wear!? Recently, a lot of our brides have been asking where to find the best bridal party attire and how to choose!?
So, we've rounded up our current favorite dresses and where to find them. We also have three easy steps to help point you in the right direction in choosing what your bridal wears on your big day.
Think through the following three questions and then start your search.
Style of your wedding
Have you decided on an overall theme or style for your wedding? Are you going for a glam, boho, traditional, rustic, modern or vintage look and feel? Once you choose the general direction for your design, it will be easier to pick the look of what dresses your bridesmaids wear.
What time of year are you holding your wedding? Is it indoor or outdoor? For example, if you have an outdoor fall wedding and you know it will be on the chillier side choose a long sleeve or maxi dress. Is it in the dead of the summer heat? Choose a lightweight, knee length and sleeveless dress.
Once you've decided on your wedding style, you'll need to pick a wedding color palette. This can be as easy as picking your favorite colors or choosing a palette that matches the time of year you are getting hitched.
If your wedding is in the spring, you could choose a light pastel palette of blush, cream and green. Having a fall wedding? Yellows, browns and burgundy pair well with the turning leaves at your venue.
We recommend starting a Pinterest board of all the wedding ideas you love. After a week or two of perusing ideas and saving your favorites do you see a trend or pattern? Are there a lot of the same colors and styles?
Think about your girl squads body type. We are betting they each come in there own beautiful, unique shape and size. Try to pick a dress that would be flattering and comfortable for your gal pals.
One easy way to make sure your besties feel their best is to let them pick out their own dress as long as it's in line with your style and color palette. We've had brides tell their girls to pick a grey maxi dress, and each girl gets to choose a dress that flatters her body. Letting them choose their own dress also allows them to watch that price tag. Let's face it our bank accounts tend to take a bit of a hit when we are a bridesmaid, but we do it because we love our bride and couldn't imagine not being by her side!
We have all the feels when it comes to these dresses, and we know they'd be beautiful on just about any wedding party.
Dusty Blue - BHLDN
Logan Velvet - BHLDN
Ginger Convertible Dress - BHLDN
Mariah Wrap Dress - Show Me Your MuMu
Godshaw Goddess Gown - Show Me Your MuMu
Navy Blue Maxi - LuLu's
Heavenly Hues Maxi - LuLu's
TFNC Pleated Midi - ASOS
Midi Dress with Lace Sleeves - ASOS
We'd love to hear from you! What are your plans to dress your bridal party?
Until next time loves!
Tin & Twine
Today we were featured on one of our favorite websites. To see all the details head on over to The Wandering Photographer.
We are so excited for all our events and shoots in 2018. We couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off the year. Collaborating with other creatives is one of our all time favorite things and we hope that this new year brings even more talented vendors and friends into our lives. Cheers to making this year count, setting even bigger goals and taking chances!
Photography by Vanessa Lynne Photography
Planning & Styling | Shannon McAlister of Tin & Twine Events
Florals | Sweet Lilacs Studio (red bouquet) + Bloom That (green bouquet)
Bridal Boutique | The Bridal Vault
Gown Designer | Lillian West
Rentals | Shannon McAlister of Ritual Rentals
Tie | "Blueberry Bliss" by Dazi
Cake & Confections | 81 Bakery
Looking forward to sharing even more with all you this year!
Tin & Twine
With Thanksgiving just a day away we wanted to take a moment and share a few things that we are thankful for in 2017. This year in particular Tin and Twine has been given more opportunities to partner with amazing vendors who have become dear friends. We've received more customer referrals than any other avenue, and this is in large part from our vendors and close friends/family. These go such a long way, and we could not be more grateful for everyone's faith in our dream and abilities.
Our families are our biggest fans and promoters. They push us on a rough day to pick up and keep going. When we accomplish something great, they support us and celebrate with us. Without all our friends, family, vendors and supporters we would not be able to continue striving for our dream.
Today, we are extra thankful for our very first opportunity of getting published for a styled shoot. Head over to I Do Y'all to view our Barefoot Boho Vow shoot.
Photographer | Vanessa Lynne Photography
Venue | The Willow Ballroom
Location | Hood, California
Planning | Tin and Twine Events
Rentals | Tin Roof Farmhouse Vintage Rentals
Florals | Yay for Cake
What are you grateful for this year? Comment below, we'd love to hear from you! Enjoy your time with friends and family this holiday. Cherish the small moments, they go by fast.
Tin & Twine
At Tin and Twine, we LOVE weddings but throwing a baby shower for a mama-to-be brings us so much joy! We love celebrating new life and seeing how excited a new mom is about her growing family. Our dear friends Mallory and Lance are expecting their first son in January 2018, and we couldn't be more excited for them! They are going to make wonderful parents.
We chose to celebrate our little pumpkin with a rustic fall theme. All the signs and design work you will see are from our talented friendor Milkman Creations. Tin and Twine did the decor and styling; we now do rentals!
Such a fun day with friends and family! All of us can't wait to meet baby boy. Congratulations Mallory and Lance.
Tin & Twine
Last weekend I had the pleasure of organizing a 49th birthday in Tahoe. My client and I had so much fun planning we are already scheming our next event! For Andy's birthday party festivities we kicked off the weekend with a round of golf on Friday at Edgewood. Him and his closest friends had a blast playing 18 holes on this scenic course.
Saturday was the main event, his guests met at Lakeside Marina just a short walk from the strip and jump aboard the Rum Runner. The guests were then greeted by Round Hill Pine's signature cocktail the Pain Killer in Andy's Fur-ty Ninth branded cups.
This scenic venue is owned by the U.S Forest Service and is the best kept secret in Tahoe. The tent is closed off enough so you feel protected by weather but open enough that you can enjoy the views of the lake. We worked with Milkman Creations to create a brand and theme through out the event.
Andy's nick name was the Fur Man back in college, hence "Andy's Fur-ty Ninth". We incorporate this phrase into almost every element of the party. We used different times in Andy's life as a theme for each table.
"Young Fur Pup" - His younger years.
Punahou High - High school years
"Go Broncos" - Santa Clara University & lacrosse
"2534 Chestnut" - post college living in SF in the 90's
"International Man of Mystery" - World cup and travels
"Andy is Fore-tee Nine" - Golf Trips
The "Fur Gear" station was a huge hit with the guests.
BBQ by Blue Angel Cafe
Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture
Shot Ski & Boozy Pops
Sunsets & Sweet Dance Moves
We had so much fun planning this party! From start to finish it was great getting to know my client, his friends and have a great turn out for his event.
Say good bye to rose gold accents and hello copper! This wedding season is going to be all about this pretty metal. We have pulled a few of our favorite accents to give you some spring wedding inspiration.
Eleven Decor Shop on Esty is selling darling copper tea light holders. These can be place virtually anywhere during your wedding. How cute would these be on cocktail tables with some greenery?
Dress up your reception with these copper chargers from Wayfair. These can be paired with white dinner plates or pick a fun pattern!
Keep florals simple and bold by arranging them in these oversized copper dipped vases from Anthropologie.
How adorable is this cake stand by Amalfi Decor? This 12" stand is perfect for a small bride and groom cake.
The possibilities are endless! Tell us some of your ideas.
Until next time loves,
Tin & Twine
If you are newly engaged or planning a Fall 2017 wedding here's a few of our favorite looks for weddings right now. These amazing vendors and shop owners have created such beautiful items we just couldn't help but share!
Photo by Jessica Hill
Adding unique pieces such as this rustic fireplace mantel can define and dress up an indoor or outdoor space. This design team combined modern and floral pieces adding a touch of elegance to the vintage piece.
How gorgeous is this bouquet!? We can't stop admiring the big bold flower choices mixed with the greenery. It's absolutely stunning!
Photo by Lauren Scotti
We have been eyeing these ribbons from Tono Co for quit some time and we just know these rouge collection ribbons would embellish even the most beautiful bouquet!
Photo by Tono Co
These hexagon tiles from Etsy could be a place setting to let guests know where they are supposed to sit. You could also add their table number and use the tiles as escort cards. If you have good handwriting or know a friend that does this would make for an easy wedding DIY project. If not, pick them up from this adorable Etsy store.
Last but not least the tablescape for our whimsical fall inspired wedding mixes raw elements such as a wood table and feathers, with elegant chargers, dishes, and floral arrangements. You'll notice the same big flowers in the bouquet make an appearance on the table. The pops of burgundy with the greenery adds a balance of color to this tablescape.
Photo by Lila Wilson Weddings
We hope you love our Whimsical Fall Wedding Inspiration! Until next time loves!
Our guest bedroom is finally done! This room not only functions as a guest room but also as my own personal closet/dressing room, my work/creative space & last but not least my place to watch chick flicks when my husband is watching sports on every other device in the house!
I am constantly nesting! My husband thinks I have ADD when it comes to home decor and can't stand it if I come back with throw pillows. But hey! I love home decor, and I especially love a good DIY project. I'd say just about every month, season or holiday I am always trying to freshen up our home. We are currently renting a three bedroom home in Concord, CA. This picture is one of our guest rooms which we call "my room," basically, it's my closet! More recently I have turned it into my office, check out my next post to see how dramatically this space has changed!
As you may have noticed, there was no rhyme or reason with this room before I refreshed it. This room primarily had a hodgepodge of furniture and decor I have collected throughout college and post-college. Now that we are married and started adulting, we decided to give this room some much-needed TLC. It also gave me a chance to show off my personality and create a space that inspires me every day!
I tried to do this room on a budget! I didn't spend more than $200 to transform this room completely.
Here's a list of items and links to where I purchased them. (A few items are no longer available).
These curtains were purchased to hide the hideous blinds! To allow the natural light to shine through and make the room feel more open, I chose a lighter color for the curtains.
I love a good piece of furniture that has been refurbished. I transformed my drabby grey dresser into an antique looking piece.
A lot of TLC went into this project, as well as, a few sips of whiskey ;). There is something very cathartic about using power tools. I had such a great Saturday, sanding, painting and screwing on the handles. It is so rewarding to see the finished product (pictured below).
Come back and see the complete room transformation of our guest room! Until next time babes.
Tine & Twine