Trend Inspiration | Decorated Shoe Bottoms

We all know the signature red bottomed heels by Christian Louboutin are all the rage, but brides are opting to make their own signature heel bottom for the aisle. This great picture, photographed by Robin Fox Photography, captures a brides shoe with a personalized decoration on the bottom.  Check out more great photographs on their website, RobinFoxPhotography.com. Here are some other great heel bottom ideas for a big day. 


Fashion Inspiration

{1} Ombré Gown: This sheer dress allows the lining to shine through, giving it an ombré effect.

{2} Bow Heels: These Kate Spade heels, with a bow on the back, pair excellently with a wedding dress.

{3} Leafy Ring: This simple ring is great for nature lovers. Not only does it resemble leafy
vines, but also it is simple. 

{4} Whimsical Hair Piece: This hairpiece uses a vine, adorned with pearls and white jasmine blossoms. 


Ruby's Blog | Financial Responsibilities

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week, I am going to share with you some traditions and etiquette as far as wedding financial responsibilities go.

{1} The Bride & Groom's Financial Responsibilities: Some couples will divide up these responsibilities, and some will pay for everything together (besides gifts for each other). These are general guidelines, but vary for each bride & groom!
  • Wedding Rings 
  • Gift for Groom & Gift for Bride 
  • Gift for Attendants 
  • Accommodations for Attendants 
  • Programs 
  • His Tuxedo & Wedding Attire 
  • Wedding Guest Book 
  • Cake Knife 
  • Ring Bearer Pillow 
  • Thank You Cards 
  • Clergy Fee 
  • Marriage License 
  • Flowers for Groom, Groomsmen, and Family

{2} Bride’s Family:
  • Engagement Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Postage
  • Bride’s Wedding Attire and Accessories
  • Reception: Rentals, Food, and Beverage
  • Wedding Cake
  • Decorations
  • Flowers for Bride and Bridal Party
  • Bridals Consultant
  • Church Fees
  • Music
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Vendors Meals
  • Lighting
  • Invitations and Announcements
  • Wedding Favors
  • Transportation for Bridal Party

{3} Groom’s family:
  • Honeymoon 
  • Rehearsal dinner 

{4} Attendants:
  • Wedding Attire and Accessories 
  • Personal Travel 
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Party 
  • Wedding Gift

{5} Guests:
  • Wedding Gift 
  • Travel and Hotel Expenses 
  • Transportation


Trend Inspiration | Sunflowers

During this summer season, sunflowers are popping up in weddings! This picture, photographed by Lori and Erin Photography shows great tabletop flower arrangements made with sunflowers. Check out their website, www.LoriandErin.com for more great shots like this one! Here are some other ways to incorporate sunflowers in different aspects of your wedding.

{1} Hanging Pomanders: These decorations look great for a rustic wedding! 
{2} Aisle Runner: A cute way to not actually purchase an aisle runner, but also not leave the lawn bare.
{3} Cake: Add a few sunflowers on your wedding cake for a fun look that keeps the sunflower theme going.
{4} Bouquet: Put some other fun flowers in your bouquet along side sunflowers for a great look. 
{5} Favors: Give out seeds as favors to your guests, so they can grow their own!


Fashion Inspiration

{1} Mermaid Dress: This gorgeous dress has the mermaid element as well as a sweetheart neckline. It is elegant and fabulous all in one.
{2} Glamorous Shoes: These strappy heels add some extra bling to your attire! A champagne color combined with a jeweled strap is elegant and will look great.
{3} Oval Ring: This oval stone affixed on a skinny band is simple but still stands out.
{4} Rose Gold Bracelet: If rose gold is your thing, try this amazing rose gold bracelet as you walk down the aisle.
{5} Oxford Shoe: Opt for an oxford shoe instead of the traditional dress shoe. This will add some style to your groom!


Ruby's Blog | Centerpieces

Hello Bride & Groom’s To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week I can’t wait to share with you some fun ways to pick out the perfect centerpieces for your wedding! 

{1} Picking The Arrangement: To get an idea of what kind of centerpiece you would like to have at your wedding, look through different bridal magazines, wedding blogs, Pintrest, or get input from your friends and family! Centerpieces should match the overall theme you want for your wedding as well as reflect your tastes. 

{2} Setting A Budget: Centerpieces are a major decor piece, so they can be pricey. Talk with your wedding planner and/or florist about some of the ideas you have for your centerpieces, and let them know your budget right away. Don’t let someone talk you into decor that is way out of your price range! You can have beautiful centerpieces for any price. 

{3} Supplies: If you plan on making your own centerpieces than you going to need to have sure you have all the supplies you need! You will be able to find editorials online that give you step-by-step instructions, and you should be able to find whatever you want at any craft store!

{4} Flower Arrangements: If you plan on using fresh flowers for your wedding, make sure to have vases with water in them to keep them fresh before the wedding. You would also need to keep them in a cooler to help keep them fresh. Also think about what type of vase would go nicely with you choice of flowers.  Once you have the idea of what flowers you would like, you need to think about what kind of vase you would go well with them, like tall, short, square, round, etc. Don't forget to practice at least one centerpiece a couple weeks before the wedding to make sure they will turn out exactly how you want them!

{5} Candle Centerpiece: Adding candles to your centerpiece will create a romantic and intimate look! Get different size candles to create a unique look for your tablescape. Don't forget you could also fill vases with water for floating candles. so the centerpiece flows better on the table or different size vase to put the candles on or in.


Trend Inspiration | Polaroids

Polaroid’s don’t just have to be used for a photo booth! Get creative with how you decide to use them at your wedding. These throwback Polaroid’s, photographed by Lori and Erin photography, capture family memories at a wedding. To find more great pictures, check out www.LoriandErin.com. Here are some other ways to tie in Polaroid’s to your wedding décor! 

{1} Place Cards: These can be cute and very personal! Have a photo shoot for everyone’s name using a chalkboard and stick each picture on a cork to make sure it stands up.
{2} Magnet Favors: Who doesn’t need a magnet to hold up paperwork on their refrigerator? These mini Polaroid magnets will make everyone remember your special day and be useful household item.
{3} Guest Book: A blank book is perfect to have pictures pasted in with a message written to follow! It will be great to look back on in 20 years and see how everyone has changed. 

{4} Cake Topper: Cheap and easy! Take a picture of each of you to appear like you are kissing each other.
{5} Invitations: Send multiple photographs out with different information on each!