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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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What an Epic Star Wedding Looks Like

Let’s be honest: a Star Wars wedding can be tricky. You want it to be over-the-top fun, but you also run the risk of making it feel like a kids’ party. We’re here to help! Ahead, check out everything you need — from starry invites to a lightsaber send-off — to keep your big day classy and memorable at the same time. May the wedding-planning force be with you.Star-Wars-Wedding-Ideas

Photos by Cacá Santoro Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Star confetti is a nice touch if you’re aiming for a glamorous, galaxy-like Star Wars invite.Starry-InvitationsPhotos by Meg Ruth Photo via Green Wedding Shoes

This bride saved her gorgeous custom belt for the reception — good thing, because it probably would have stolen the show during the ceremony.Elaborate-BeltPhotos by Cacá Santoro Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

It’s all about the details, and no Star Wars fan should go without his special cuff links on the big day.Cuff-Links

We love how simple but sweet this idea is for a photo-booth setup: a star garland plus a few props and character masks.Photo-Booth-FunPhoto by Meg Ruth Photo via Green Wedding Shoes

Copy this cake knife, made from a lightsaber, for a cool touch.Lightsaber-Cake-KnifePhoto by Ohana Photographers via Style Me Pretty

There’s only one way to end the night — with a lightsaber send-off, of course!Lightsaber-Send-Off

Source: Facebook user Matthew Druin Photography

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Saying “I Do’ with a dash of lace, a splash of beads, and a handful of feathers

CITY CHIC

THE PLACE: A Swanky Downtown Modesto Venue.

THE PURPOSE: Evening Nuptials and after-party.

THE FOCAL POINT: Super-sexy to Classic gowns to turn up the heat.

Model: Leah Layman
Photography: Kori & Jared Photography
Hair stylist: Carly Alves, Streaks Salon
Make Up Artist: Brittney Jenkins, Streaks Salon
Floral & Decor:Kathie J Designs
Venue:The Century

Saying “I Do’ with a dash of lace, a splash of beads, and a handful of feathers.

UNEXPECTED SILHOUETTE

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Delicate Blossom beaded unlined tulle crop top lined with pearl button back, “Vanu” by Willowby sits perfectly above Watters soft net full A-line skirt with double-faced satin belt, “Nadia”. Available at Mira Bridal Couture or Watters.

SHIMMERY DETAILS

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Glamorous Swarovski crystals, shimmering pearls and sparkling sequins drift down the tulle and lace skirt of this sheath wedding dress, accented with V-neckline and dainty, pearl encrusted spaghetti straps. “Miela” by Maggie Sottero available at Mira Bridal Couture or Maggie Sottero.

 

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BCM Favorite Bridesmaid Looks of 2015

After you find that once in a lifetime bridal gown, you will soon start to think of how to style your wedding party. While we all know bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, its so hard to pick that perfect dress that everyone will love. Take a look at BCM’s favorite wedding party looks of 2015! You will be sure to gain some inspiration for your big day!

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We wish you lots of inspiration and Happy Planning!

Photo Credits:

Kori and Jared Photography

Ashley Crook Photography

Feather + North

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