Everyone has their special strong suit, but unfortunately life can bring many series’ of unpredictable challenges… *sigh* don’t we all wish the ultimate control was in our hands? While we shouldn’t focus on the things we can’t control, there are many other factors within our control that we sometimes overlook. Circumstances will prove again and again that a utopian experience where plans work exactly as expected, dreams come true like Disney movies, and life as we envision it is achievable boils down to one simple concept, balance. This is not as easy as it sounds, but we’re here for you! We’ve gathered helpful tips that can lead to mastering this concept not only in wedding planning, but all areas of life, even for the most overwhelmed brides.
It seems self explanatory, but balance can be the most challenging part of each day, especially in this new age of information; ideas are being shoved in our faces at an alarming rate that isn’t realistically retainable. Here’s a list of ways to narrow down your priorities in a way that will make you feel relaxed in the clouds, even with responsibilities.
1. Separate small goals and large goals: People can often envision the larger scheme, but anything worth having takes smaller, well thought out steps. Before you have a breakdown over all the work required for your master plan, think of ways to do a few daily tasks, and make a list of small goals. For example: 1. Walk in the morning. 2. Read favorite blog. 3. Drink 8 cups of water. Pretty soon, you’ll establish a better state of mind and a more productive lifestyle.
2. Journal: No one is exempt from emotions and sometimes we don’t give ourselves the best environment to process our internal world. Sometimes we just need to write it out, then the most amazing truths about what we were stressed over become clearer. Once we identify the truth, our alleged “problems” become less scary. If anything, a journal is something great to look back at years from now to realize your personal growth. You’ll want to look back on your writing during your wedding experience and to show your grandchildren!
3. Surround yourself with positivity and inspiration! : Don’t forget that this applies to the people you surround yourself with, too. The World can work in your favor if you set the right boundaries and work with your resources. This means that if something, some scenario, or somebody is not in alignment with your highest version of self, they must be removed from your life. This creates so much more space for rewarding things to enter your life - things that create balance.
4. Finally, make a gratitude mantra: Each morning, before grabbing your phone or stressing about your to do list, take time to say out loud all the things you are grateful for. Positive affirmations are a perfect start to the day. You can recite things like “ Today I’m grateful that I left that toxic part of my life, and met my fiance when I did” or “today I’m grateful that I have a home, somewhere to sleep, and someone who supports me in a time of need.” Life is all about perspective, and if you begin your day from that point of view, all other circumstances will follow suit. Why? Because you perceived it that way.
Make these things a constant priority in your life, and we promise you’ll feel like fear is imaginary, and every moment of life is worth living.
As we get ready to spring into the new year and get ready for new ways to wow our wedding guests, we notice some trends that are on the rise and we wanted to share just a few that we loved!
Pantone just announced the color of the year is a Living Coral and we love this! Color has started to make its way back into weddings. Although we love blush and pastels, color is where our heart lies. From jewel tones to vibrant basics, we can’t explain how awesome it is that color is making its way back into weddings!
There are many things that we love and a classic is always one of them. Wedding dresses are returning in more of a simple and classic, almost timeless look. We credit that to Meghan Markle and her simple yet stunning wedding dress.
A lot of weddings are now being held indoors but couples are bringing the floral installations, outside greenery, beach arches indoors and having both worlds meshed together. This creates a gorgeous back drop and scenery for any type of wedding.
I mean…its fun and so glad many more people are embracing this fun trend. By the way, it looks AMAZING in photos!
Low floral installations
Something that has been steadily coming back into weddings and events all over is the low centerpiece. A few years ago, it was the taller centerpieces and then it was the tall and short being used and now low centerpieces are coming back. As I noticed this trend a little in 2018, I am so excited for lower centerpieces, it creates a more unique look on rectangular tables and gives way to a flow for conversation
And something new that is truly a fun trend: Custom Neon Wedding Signs
It is the coolest thing ever! We always say we want to see our name in lights and now you can! Check out NarWall on Etsy and their cool creations!
All of these amazing trends are just some of the trends happening in weddings and events for 2019. Make sure to come into Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique and we can get you fitted into your dream gown and let you start the trends!
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David's Bridal misses debt payment, setting stage for restructuring.
In a statement to Retail Dive, a spokesperson for David's Bridal described the missed interest payment as a "strategic decision" and said: "Our financial outlook is strong and we have ample liquidity to meet our key business objectives today and in the future." The spokesperson added that talks with lenders "are continuing in good faith and have been constructive" and are aimed at reaching "a mutually agreed upon resolution designed to strengthen our balance sheet so we can increase our financial flexibility and further invest in our business." In the meantime, the company does not expect "this process to materially impact our business or interfere with day-to-day operations or our relationships with vendors and customers."
Bailey McBurnett, is one of our Real Suzanne's Bridal Boutique brides, and we just adore her! Her and her husband, Andrew, have a love story straight out of a movie! They had one of the most dreamy beach weddings we have ever seen. We are excited to have Bailey share their love story, and wedding herself with us on the blog today.
"Andrew and I met when we were freshman in high school. Two years later we went on our first date, and after that first date Andrew told me a year later that when he got back in his truck after dropping me off he said out loud "I have found the next Mrs. McBurnett"! We dated for the rest of high school and in my Senior year Andrew had just graduated the spring before and was going to be going to college 2 hours away. We decided to try long distance. We made it work for 3 long years of lots of driving and phone calls. It was so hard but so very worth it."
"8 months later with lots of wedding planning we had our beautiful beach wedding on a cliff in La Jolla, California. It was always a dream of mine and Andrew to get married on the beach. It was a warm sunny day filled with our closest family and friends. We had a simple reception to follow at a restaurant that overlooked the entire La Jolla cove.
After the reception Andrew and I headed back down to the beach to take some sunset photos. We posed on the cliffs and walked along the sand just enjoying every moment. The waves were calm and the sunset was incredible."
"About halfway through our shoot we were standing near the waters edge, when all of a sudden a giant wave came to the shore pulling on my dress and taking me down to the sand. I could not believe it. The whole bottom half of my dress was soaked and the ends of my hair were drenched. I knew that there was a chance of me getting a little wet and sandy but I did not see this coming."
"After that brief moment of shock, we laughed and decided to have fun with it now! We went deeper into the water, laid in the sand, and had a much more fun time than if the incident never would of happened. Over all the whole wedding was the wedding of our dreams and we wouldn't of changed a single thing!”
Don't we have the most beautiful brides?! I love how sweet and easy going this couple is. What a great way to make the most out of a situation when they got soaked by the waves rolling in! Those photos came out so adorable too! What a fun memory! Thank you Bailey, for sharing your sweet story and wedding with us! Everything turned out gorgeous, and we are so happy to have you as a Suzanne's Bridal Boutique bride. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day.
Photography: Blue Spot Photography & Sarah Smiles Photography AZ
Florals: Sugar Rose Flowers
Gown: Suzanne's Bridal Boutique