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Monumental Matrimony

The Century, located in downtown Modesto, will be hosting wedding ceremonies from 10:00am until 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Providing each couple a 45 minute slot to exchange vows and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (or sparkling cider) with their guests. The Century will also provide the officiant to make the vows official and provide a photographer to document this special day for each set of love birds. A private online gallery of your wedding photos will be provided within 48 hours.

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Bridal gifts you’ll want to buy for yourself

There are so many options for cute bridal gifts out there. T-shirts that say “bride” on them? Yes. A personalized ring holder? Please. Pretty wedding notebooks? Need. More than ever, vendors are letting brides customize all sorts of items with their wedding date or future last name. Gear emblazoned with “bride,” “wifey,” “Mrs.” and “bride-to-be” are all over the place. And it’s seriously irresistible.

There are bridal gift options for every possible wedding event, from an engagement party or bachelorette bash, to a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or the wedding day itself. While we recommend sticking to the registry when you’re gifting for the couple, if you want to treat the bride specifically to something she’ll love (and Instagram repeatedly), here are a few ideas. From swimsuits and PJ sets to luggage and trinket trays, here are a few sweet bridal gifts you’ll love giving… or keeping for yourself.

Francesca’s OMG! Ring Trinket Dish, $14

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Get Inspired ~ Alex & William

Married May 27, 2017 

A rustic themed wedding is always popular, but mixed with a little romance it’s perfection!

With an air of free-spirited whimsy paired with a bohemian elegance, Alex’s sexy lace-over-Imperial-Crepe sheath wedding dress from Mira Bridal Couture let her show off her sexy curves while letting her move with ease at their outdoor affair. The details, scalloped lace hem, and on-trend dramatic low back had William wowed! 

Alex ordered rustic wood signage from Paper and Pine Co on Etsy that complimented the specialty furniture rentals from AZCO Rustic Designs & Rentals.

Hanna Overholtzer of Bella Fleur created a breathtaking display of soft floral and greenery garland as the tablescape. Fruitwood wood chiavari chairs complemented the natural surroundings. 

Alex and William entertained their guest during their first dance to Thomas Rhett’s, “Die a Happy Man”. 

“I don’t need no vacation, No fancy destination

Baby, you’re my great escape

We could stay at home, Listen to the radio

Or dance around the fireplace

Baby, I could die a happy man”

Images: Ashley Crook Photography   /   Ceremony and reception: Private Residence, Oakdale, CA   /   Bride’s attire: Essence of Australia from Mira Bridal Couture   /   Bridesmaids attire: David’s Bridal   /   Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse   /   Rings: De Vons Jewelers, Fred Meyer Jewelers   /   Entertainment: DJ Andy Nation   /   Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas   /   Florist: Bella Fleur   /   Videography: White Raven Productions   /   Caterer: Mike’s Branding IronCake: Sunshine Bakery   /   Specialty rentals and lighting: Classic Party Rentals, American Vintage Rentals, AZCO Rustic Designs   /   Signage: PaperandPineCo, Etsy   /   Guestbook: PleaseandThankYouCards, Etsy   /   Alterations: Taylored To You

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What Not to Do At A Wedding!

The official kickoff of wedding season is upon us, so we felt it only right to highlight a few no-nos for those the celebrations ahead. Bottom line: remember that it’s the couple’s big day, and you’re there to offer love, support, and encouragement from beginning to end. Avoid these little (and big!) guest mistakes, and you’ll be sailing smoothly all wedding season long.

DON’T BRING AN UNINVITED PLUS-ONE
Unless your invitation specifically includes a plus-one, don’t show up with a guest on the fly.

POST WITHOUT PERMISSION
When in doubt, pause before you post anything about a wedding to social media, especially  big reveals like the bride in her dress BEFORE the ceremony begins.

FORGET TO RSVP
So much time and effort goes into seating charts and meal planning, so if you plan on attending it’s an absolute must to RSVP.

CAUSE DRAMA
A baby meltdown is understandable, but as a grown-up wedding guest, save the drama for your mama.

MAKE CRITICAL COMMENTS
This is not the time or place to be a Debbie Downer. Remember, if you can’t say anything nice…eat cake and zip your lip.

SHOW UP TOO EARLY
We get it, you’re excited to celebrate. But don’t intrude on private moments before the day officially kicks off.

SHOP WAY OFF THE REGISTRY
Sentimental gifts are always appreciated, but also make sure to respect the time and effort the couple has put into crafting their registry.

WEAR WHITE
This may seem like an old-fashioned rule, but avoiding white at a wedding is still always a good idea.

WALK DOWN THE AISLE
Show up late? Make sure to enter from the sides rather than walk down the aisle.

BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Don’t be THAT guest who tries to play “second shooter”. Of course, couples always love extra moments captured but make sure you aren’t getting in the way of the professional photographer.

STAY GLUED TO YOUR PHONE
Make sure to be present and truly celebrate. You can always post your #latergram

TRY TO RUN THE SHOW
Unless specifically asked to be the event planner, leave it to the professionals the couple has hired to let the wedding day run smoothly.

STEAL THE MIC FOR A TOAST
It may seem like a good idea in the moment (especially after a drink or two) but just don’t do it.

 

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The January 2017 Issue of Bridal Couture Magazine is Extra Special!

We are thrilled to announce our cover model for our Spring 2017 issue will be newly married Victoria Popoff (now Hill). Victoria, a lifelong resident of Modesto, is business owner, philanthropist, and leader in our community.  Since she was young she began volunteering at retirement hospitals, working as a counselor at group homes, teaching children to swim and inspiring our community to love fitness. Victoria is the founder and owner of Studio V Pilates & Fitness in Modesto, CA and recently celebrated her fifth year in business. She is active with Women’s Education & Leadership League in educating the community with unifying opportunities in emotional, financial and physical wellness, along with other female powerhouses and continues to lead with love. Today we celebrate with her as we enthusiastically share her marriage to Devin Hill on the cover and featured in our next issue available January 2017!Victoria and Devin Hill

We have a special place in our heart for Victoria. She was one of the first models for Bridal Couture Magazine in 2010 and has continued to support BCM not only through the publication and support of local vendors but has supported and modeled for UNVEILED~BCM’s annual fashion show and fundraiser.

We can’t wait to share the details of their October 4, 2016 creative and rustic-chic affair.  We will take you behind-the-scenes at their organic-inspired wedding ceremony surrounded by close family, along with their destination celebration full of A-list vendors from home (duh.), sandy beaches, neutral palettes, personal touches, and envy-worthy designer duds by Watters, Erica Koesler, and more (swoon…).

Stay tuned….We will be sharing the cover image and featured wedding details soon!

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Photo credit: Santini Pinheiro Photography

 

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