GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week we were smitten with weddings in the rain, green weddings with a St Patrick’s day theme and some printables sure to make your wedding guests swoon! We showcase some of the best wedding vendors, and the latest trends in all things wedding. We are so glad you stopped by and can’t wait to see you next week!

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  We certainly did!  We love all of the festivities that surround St. Patty’s Day-  So much so that we thought it would be fun to create a wedding inspiration board for the fun holiday.  What comes to mind when you think of St. Patty’s Day…  Green (of course!), beer and clovers?  Here are a few ways you can incorporate all of these into your wedding without being too themey or cheesy: St. Patrick’s Day … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Tips :: Plan B Due to Inclement Weather

Wedding season has started and rain showers are upon us. Its that time of year. So, its your wedding day and now it has decided to pour buckets and you have planned this extravagant outdoor wedding of your dreams for over a year. What now? image courtesy of Transcendence Studio We asked this very question to one of our real wedding featured brides… We hear its good luck to rain on your wedding day. What did you think when it started to rain? Oh wow – I think I was in shock!  The … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Kait & Ian’s Garden Wedding :: Grant & Deb Photographers

They say its good luck to rain on your wedding day. If that’s the case, there are a lot of lucky couples in Texas who’s marriage will be full of good luck. We received this wedding submission from Two Bright Lights. Grant and Deb Photographers sent it to us and we definitely wanted to share it with you. The details for this wedding were great. Inspirations and trends all over this one. This Norfolk Virginia wedding is beautiful! Kait and Ian’s wedding saw a few showers and definitely wanted to … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: FREE Printable Wedding Day Mad Libs!

We found these super fun and FREE Mad Lib printables over at Love Vs. Design and we just had to share!  These printable Mad Libs would be a great alternative to the normal (and boring) “sign your name here” guest book.  Plus, your wedding guests would have fun filling them out for you.  It’s a win-win!  Just print these babies out and place them on your welcome table with a pretty box and some nice pens.  You’ll have fun reading these for years to come! Click here to download … [Read More…]

 

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Eugenia & Michael’s Garden Wedding :: Tracy Autem Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!!  Today’s featured wedding comes from Tracy Autem of  Tracy Autem Photography. She is a Fort Worth, Texas based wedding photographer.  Tracy has been so accommodating to GSS on this feature.  Thank you!  Eugenia and Michael were married on April 9, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Eugenia was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Michael meet?  Michael and I first met while stationed in Korea in 2006.  We didn’t date then nor where we friends.  I left Korea in 2007 and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.  Michael also received orders to come to Fort Hood in 2007 about 8 months after I got to Fort Hood.  He contacted me via email, made plans for lunch and we started a friendship after that.  

   

How long have you been together? We started dating officially in July 2009 so we have been together for 2 years.

   

How did Michael propose?  It was on 14 February 2010 the day after I got back from my deployment in Iraq.   He had been home for a month and therefore we were both on weird sleeping schedules.  We got up at about 0300 that morning, we were wide awake and started playing video games.  We sat around the house watched tv all day and had a pretty laid back night.  About 1130 that night I gave him a Valentine’s Day card that I purchased in Iraq (I had forgotten about it) and after he read it and we had a couple laughs, he took my hand and asked me to marry him.

 

What sold you on your wedding venue?  I really loved the garden as soon as I saw it.  I initially wanted an enchanted garden theme/look for the wedding so that is why the garden had to be the place for the ceremony.  Michael really liked the Modern Art Museum when our wedding planner Dayna Tooley showed it to us, so I agreed and went with it.  We really loved the colors, the feel, the Modern aspect of the museum and thought it was the perfect venue to transition to after the ceremony in the garden.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?  I purchased the dress from Bridal Mart in Burlington, NC.  I saw the dress in a magazine and just loved it.  When I saw it in person tried it on and saw that it was the perfect price I just had to buy it. 

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?  Well…I didn’t really follow the tradition of having one of each of the above. However, for the sake of the tradition, my something old were earrings given to me by my grandmother, something new my dress, I didn’t have anything borrowed and my something blue was a handkerchief given to me by my matron of honor (she made sure I had something blue).

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  Fuchsia and Purple are two of my favorite colors and to tie them both in I added silver.  After looking through so many color combos via google, wedding blogs and magazines, I was sold when I saw these colors and considered them a good combination. 

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?  Oh yes! Budget, Budget, Budget! Michael and I didn’t really have one and because of that we just went with whatever our heart desired.  Although, in retrospect I got everything I wanted, I believe that having a budget keeps you grounded so that you don’t end up having to rebuild your savings after the wedding (like Mike and I are).  Michael was really involved in the whole planning process and I love that he was.  Not sure if many men really like to be involved in the planning but maybe if the bride lets him and asks for his opinion (and is willing to take it) then the groom can certainly help with the stress of making the decisions for the big day.

What was your favorite part of your big day?  My favorite part was when I was able to see Michael (first look) right before the ceremony.  It helped ease my nerves and reminded me of just how much I love him and how happy I was to have said yes.

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  “You Are”  by Charlie Wilson

Vendors:

Venue:   Ceremony- Lower Rose Garden @ Fort Worth Botanical Gardens             Reception- Modern Art Museum

Dress: Bridal Mart– Burlington, NC

Cake: Crème de la Crème Cake Company

Floral: Philip Combs Design

Linens: M&M The Special Events Co.

Catering: Café Modern

DJ/Band: Tommy Evans- Specialty Sounds

Videographer: Rachel Delira-  HONBUN Video

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Davids Bridal

Event Planner: Dayna Tooley

Thank you so much, Tracy, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and blog and show her some love!  And thank you, Eugenia, for taking your time to answer our questions!  And THE BIGGEST THANK YOU to both Eugenia and Michael for serving, protecting and defending our Country!!!!  We wish you and Michael a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com.  We HEART submissions!


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GSS Featured Inspiration Shoot :: Lush and Beautiful Garden Wedding

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Wedding professionals and brides are gearing up for wedding season. Yes, that is a term we in the wedding industry use. We have seen so many great wedding trends and inspiration shoots and we are thrilled to bring you a fabulous one sent in from Eliza Truitt Photography today. Many wonderful wedding professionals teamed up to bring you this jaw dropping wedding inspiration shoot.  We can just see these images jumping right out of the pages of a classic southern novel. We love the thought process and design that went into the styling of the shoot and just know brides will love taking these elements and incorporating them into their own weddings.

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A special thanks to Eliza Truitt for sending us this moving inspiring wedding shoot to us via Two Bright Lights. The other vendors that made this possible…

Floral Designer: Lilies & Lemondrops
Reception Venue: Clise Mansion
Dress Store: La Belle Reve
Cake Designer: High 5 Pie
Transportation: British Motor Coach
If you have a special session, wedding or a great wedding product you would like to share with our readers, please email us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com. We HEART submissions!
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GSS Inspiration Board :: Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  With Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland due out this year on March 5th, it inspired us to come up with a light and airy tea party themed wedding.  How fun would this garden wedding be… complete with mix and match tables & chairs, decor, and place settings… AND let’s not forget croquet!!! 

Bridesmaid Dress:  JLM Couture

Croquet Image:  Courtesy of Sloan Photography

Wedding Dress:  Stephanie James Couture

Escort Cards:  Monumental Designs

Eat Me, Drink Me Tags: Pink Cherry Mama via Etsy

Wedding Invitations:  Pink Frosting

Bouquet:  Karen Tran Floral

Garden Image:  Hatley Gardens 

Tea Cup Image:  Courtesy of Vintage Touch

Tablescape:  Disney’s Grand California Hotel

“Read Me” Guest Information Box Image:  Courtesy of Coco and Bella

Place Setting Image:  Courtesy of Coco and Bella

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