by: Lauren

When Tab McCausland sent me this Trash The Dress session and she said that it ended up in a fountain, I immediately had to see! This is THE way to do a Trash The Dress session- gorgeous makeup, great hair, fabulous shoes, and an awesome photographer! Oh and this bride is gorgeous, and her tattoo- awesome!

 

A Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.com
A Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.com
A Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.com
A Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.com
A Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.comA Rockin' Trash The Dress Session by Tab McCausland via TheELD.com

 

See- awesomeness! I myself wouldn’t be able to “trash” my beloved wedding dress, but there are always “rock the dress” sessions too! Tab rocks Trash The Dress shoots- check out her Boudoir sessions too! Thanks for sharing Tab!

 



by: Lauren

I wouldn’t blame everyone if you all just waited until Friday to catch up on posts. I would! Wait, actually, I kind of do, for other blogs. Except I wait until Sunday.

 

Well, here’s this week’s {ELD} Week At A Glance for you!

 

Paper To Love: The NEW Emily Ley Paper! ::  I’m still SO excited for the launch of Emily’s new website! Make sure you take a look at all of the gorgeous paper goodness she has!

Inspiration Board: Eclectic Romance ::  You must see this inspiration board! It’s very Twilight-esque and dark, but so elegant!

A Swanky Chic Virginia Wedding ::  A gorgeous real wedding with pops of peacock feathers and blue, in a southern setting!

{Thursday Tips} What Is An Event Decor Company? ::  Some more wedding planning tidbits. This time all about event decor!

Product To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows ::  Absolutely beautiful ring pillows. You’re not going to want to use these just for your wedding though! They’re too pretty!

 

Around the blogs…

 

Win PHOTOGRAPHY from Studio222 Photography and a super cool Swag Bag! :: Do I need to say more? You all know how much I LOVE Studio222, but um, free photography from them?! Can I enter??

City Bride: You Don’t Want a Cheap Wedding, Trust Me!

Lazy Bride’s Blog: Cheapest Doesn’t Mean Best Value

 

And don’t forget to enter for the $25 Gift Certificate towards a custom decal from Ten23Designs!! Just a few more days left!

 

Have an awesome weekend!

 



by: Lauren

I’ll be honest- I totally thought that these were normal pillows at first glance. I even thought, “Um, I definitely need to get one of those to match my house!” And then I looked closer, and read what the designer Anna Whitford, wrote, and I realized that these beauties are ring pillows! That’s right….as in, you can have one of these beautiful ring pillows for your wedding. Then you can put it on your couch or a favorite chair, because these are just too gorgeous to not use after your wedding!

 

These hand sculpted floral wedding ring pillows are made by Anna Whitford, a UK textile designer who makes sculptural fashion, interior and wedding accessories. These beautiful and unique pillows are one of Anna’s most popular products, and I can definitely see why! The three-dimensional flower is made from soft faux suede or metallic leather and hand sculpted on a silk dupion. At the center of the sculpted flower are two satin ribbons, which ties two wedding rings. Because of it’s handmade quality, you can pick and choose the color and style flower to suit your wedding theme. Just look at these…they’re absolutely beautiful!

 

Product To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.comProduct To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.comProduct To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.comProduct To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.comProduct To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.comProduct To Love: Gorgeous Anna Whitford Ring Pillows via TheELD.com

 

So, who’s going to get one of these Anna Whitford pillows?! They will make for some awesome photos! And I’m pretty sure I’m absolutely going to get one for my couch. Because let’s face it- as much as I love weddings, these are too beautiful to just be confined to a one time use!

 



by: Lauren

As you may know, I work for an awesome event décor company. Since I’ve been working there, I’ve been to a few bridal shows with them, and sometimes I get confused looks from brides when I tell them that we are an “event décor company”. So it got me thinking that perhaps not every bride knows what an event décor company is and what one can do for their wedding.

 

An event décor company or event designer can handle as much or as little of your wedding décor as you want. Different companies have different styles and focus on various aspects of wedding décor. It’s really nice to work with someone who knows the ins and outs of wedding décor and who will have awesome ideas for you. You can have an event décor company help you to design your whole wedding, or just provide lighting or flowers. Most event décor companies provide basically anything that you can think of that would make your wedding look gorgeous. Draping, lighting, flowers, furniture rentals, linens…the options are almost endless!

 

{Thursday Tips} What Is An Event Décor Company? via TheELD.com
Photo by Limelight Photography, Design by MMD Events

 

A huge benefit to hiring an event décor company is that they can set up and tear down all of the décor for your wedding. You won’t have to worry about how your wedding is going to look with your friend or your Aunt Susie setting it up. The event décor company will know your vision and make it into a reality for you.

 

This video below is a time lapse of an event setup by MMD Events. The video was done by the amazing Voila Cinematic. It really showcases how amazing decor is, and what a huge difference it can make! (Can you spot me in the video?)

 

Time Lapse 4 of 52 (Extended Version) from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

 

Tons of planners use event décor companies because they know that they have the ability to make weddings incredibly beautiful. Some décor companies also have “in-house” event coordinators (like me). It’s beneficial so everyone is on the same page, and your event will run seamlessly. But don’t get me wrong- having an event décor company handle your décor doesn’t mean that you automatically have a day-of coordinator. It just means that you won’t have to worry about setting up your wedding. You should still have a coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly during your wedding too.

 

{Thursday Tips} What Is An Event Décor Company? via TheELD.com
Photo by K&K Photography, Design by MMD Events

 

If you have any questions at all about how an event décor company works and what they do, please don’t hesitate to ask!