GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

GSS Guest Blogger :: Tips on Tipping Wedding Professionals with Sarabeth Events

We have the utmost privilege of having Dallas Event Planner, Sarabeth Quattlebaum of Sarabeth Events, as a guest blogger for Groom Sold Separately today!  We are so excited and beyond thrilled to have Sarabeth lend her expertise and experience with us!  We know that it can be stressful and confusing when it comes to tipping your wedding professionals… Should you tip?  If so, which ones should you tip?  And how much?  Fortunately for us, Sarabeth has the scoop on tipping your … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration :: Red, White and Blue :: I DO!

Happy Fourth of July, Lovelies!!!  We hope you’re enjoying your Independence Day!!!  We thought it would be fun to celebrate our nation’s Independence with some festive images from Red, White and Blue- American themed weddings and engagement sessions.  We know it can be tricky to plan a themed wedding or engagement session without getting too cheesy and over-the-top.  So here are some ways to use the Red, White and Blue American theme while still being tasteful and classy: Image … [Read More…]

GSS Tuesday Trousseau :: Wedding Music Information

We are in for a music treat today. A Dallas DJ shares a few of his music tips with us…The wedding music can definitely make or break any event. We know this. We’ve seen this. With a great musician or dj you can avoid any raised eyebrows by your wedding guests. If you are wanting an atmosphere where the wedding guests feel like dancing or a more relaxed environment where the guests can talk with each other and still have tasteful wedding music in the background, then make sure you have a few of … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Red, White and Navy Blue Nautical :: Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  Since it’s the week of the 4th of July, we thought we’d do a Patriotic Red, White, and Navy Blue inspiration board to help celebrate our Nation’s Independence!  And we just love how perfectly the Nautical theme fits with the color palette.  Seriously, how cute is this board?!  It would be such a fun color palette and theme for a beach wedding.  Someone please use this theme and send us your pictures! :) THANK YOU TO OUR TROOPS FOR PROTECTING, DEFENDING, AND … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Happy Friday Friends! We are approaching a weekend in June so that means there will be a ton of bride and grooms getting married tomorrow! We hope all goes as planned for your wedding and we wish you a lifetime full of love and laughter and may each day be better than the last!

Father of the Bride :: Daddy’s Little Girl :: Moments That Make Your Heart Melt

Since Sunday was Father’s Day, it made us think of the very special moments shared by a Father and his daughter during her wedding.  And although there are many magical, touching, and special moments during a wedding, there are a couple of moments during the wedding day that tend to steal the hearts of those who are lucky enough to witness them:  The father of the bride catching his first glimpse of this little girl as a bride and the father/daughter dance.  These … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Shae & Drew’s Intimate Park Wedding :: Rachael Lindsy Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Rachael of Rachael Lindsy Photography, a Dallas/Fort Worth based wedding photographer. Rachael has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature. Shae and Drew were married on April 28, 2012 at Trinity River Park in Fort Worth, Texas.  Shae was kind enough to answer a few questions for us: How did you and Drew meet? Drew found me … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Platinum & Plum

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend.  We are loving this lucious Plum with pops of soothing of Platinum inspiration board.  When picking your wedding color palette, it’s always a good idea to pair a rich, dark color with a light and lively color.  You will be so pleased with the end result! Plum Bridesmaid Dress:  Adrianna Papell Platinum and Plum Wedding Cake:  Sterling Affair        Image Courtesy of  Mira Mamon … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Its FRIDAY and that means its time for our weekly recap of all things wedding. We brought you lots of wedding trends and inspiration this week! We are also thrilled to have added a new contributor to our wedding posts! Jen Rios – read more about her here and check out her posts here!

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Canary Yellow & Charcoal Gray

Hello, Lovelies!!!  We sure hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We thought this Canary Yellow & Charcoal Gray inspiration board would be a cheery way to start the week.  What a gorgeous color palette for a wedding!  The calming Charcoal Grey is perfectly complimented by the cheery Canary Yellow. Charcoal Gray Ballerina Flats with Canary Yellow accents:  Image Courtesy of Oh, Darling Photography Charcoal Gray and Canary Yellow Wedding Guestbook: Rag and Bone … [Read More…]

GSS Tuesday Trousseau :: We Love Newlywed House Numbers!

When you think about your new home together, isn’t it exciting to think how you are going to personalize your nest??? We think so! We went digging and found some very cute ways to personalize your digs. Martha Stewart, the mother of home trends, has a great DIY doormat project. How cute is this? Welcome guests — and reassure them that they’re ringing the right bell — with a mat displaying your house number. You can easily embellish an inexpensive doormat with hardware-store supplies to … [Read More…]

Wedding Guestbook Idea :: Let’s Get Organized!

We seem to be on a mission to help brides break from the normal (and simple) wedding guestbook mold… A book full of signatures is simply dated and easily forgotten about.  If you can recall, we did a post about having an organized wedding guestbook a while back- which you can find by clicking here.  Well, we have found a wonderful lady out of Houston, TX that can create such a wedding guestbook for you AND they’re fabulous!  Check this out: Her shop is Le Katz Meow onEtsy and here is … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Black Bridal Gowns!

We know you’re thinking, “Black bridal gowns? Are you crazy?!” Yes, yes we are crazy – crazy for these fabulous black bridal gowns in Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 collection! Seven out of the thirteen dresses in this collection are either solid black or a black with blush combination. While untraditional, they are absolutely breathtaking.  And for all of our brides planning a fall or winter wedding, one of these beauties might just be the perfect fit for you!  Here are a few of our … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Its Friday and its time to wrap up our week in all things wedding. We found a few trends and loads of inspiration for your wedding. If you are venturing out in the wedding journey this weekend, congratulations to you and we can’t wait to hear about it or see it!

GSS Featured Wedding :: Holly & Hao’s Texas Wedding :: Kimberly Chau Photography

You are in for a treat today. Kimberly Chau submitted this lovely Dallas Texas wedding to us via Two Bright Lights and we were instantly smitten. The Badgley Mischka shoes are simply divine, the menswear is sleek yet fun, the decor` is cute and fresh, and the EXIT … you need to get to the bottom of this post to see it. We won’t spoil it for you. Its a must see! Kimberly shares a few words about the couple…. Holly + Hao are just the cutest couple! Holly + Hao had their wedding recently in … [Read More…]

GSS Things We LOVE :: DIY Tutorial for Glittery Soles

We love all wedding things that sparkle. In fact, some may say their favorite color is pink, purple, green … we say our’s is SPARKLY! We adore bringing you trends and wedding inspiration you can create on your own. Remember when we shared this great DIY tutorial how to make your pumps sparkle? We are back today with yet another sparkly DIY tutorial. We stumbled upon a great way to be a little more discreet with your sparkly side. Could I Have That? has brought a fantastic way to sparkle up … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Lavender

There’s just something so serene and soothing about this inspiration board… Maybe it’s the soft hue of Lavender against the dark Navy… We’re not sure what it is, but we’re LOVING this Navy Blue and Lavender board! Navy Peep Toe Mary Janes:  Giuseppe Zanotti Navy and Lavender Wedding Invitation:  Momental Designs Navy and Lavender Butterfly Wedding Cake:  Cheryl Kleinman Cakes          Image Courtesy of Antonis Achilleos Photography Lavender Bridal Bouquet:  … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Mignonne Handmade Accessories!!!

We stumbled upon Mignonne handmade’s accessories on Etsy and were absolutely blown away!  Mignonne handmade makes all kinds of gorgeous accessories (headbands, hats, hair clips, boutonnieres, bouquets, necklaces, and earrings… to name a few!)  from silk and natural fabrics as well as various vintage bits.  You have got to check them out.  Seriously.  Do. It.  NOW! Here’s a little bit about Mignonne handmade from their Etsy profile: “Jenn Wood, owner and designer of Mignonne … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Its Friday – that means its time for a lot of brides to marry their groom this weekend. So Happy Wedding Day to all you fantastic couples! This week in weddings we brought you a spectacular feature, a great way to show off your style and keep your feet dry during the April Showers and a drool-worthy wedding inspiration board. Check it out and see you next week!

GSS Featured Wedding :: Kelli & Jason’s Romantic Black & White Wedding :: Pam Cooley Photography

Today’s featured wedding comes from Pam Cooley of Pam Cooley Photography. She is an Illinois based wedding photographer. Pam has been so accommodating to GSS on this feature.  Thank you!  Kelli and Jason were married on May 21, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.  Kelli was kind enough to answer a few questions for us: How did you and Jason meet?  We met freshman year of college.   I think the second week into school. :) How long have you been together?  We have been … [Read More…]

April Showers :: Brings Brides in Rain Boots!!!

We all know the old saying “April Showers Brings May Flowers.”  Many brides choose a Spring wedding date (March, April, May)… And with Spring, there’s a good chance of having rain on your wedding day.  But don’t let a little rain dampen your day!  Choose to have a little fun with it like the brides below! :) And we’ve saved the best for last!  These last two pictures just makes our hearts smile: Photography Credits: Aaron Shintaku … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Robin’s Egg Blue & Rose

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  It’s Easter Week!!!  We just love the soft pastel shades associated with Easter.  So we thought we’d make a pretty pastel inspiration board using Robin’s Egg Blue and Rose.  Normally when you hear the color combination blue and pink you might associate it with a baby shower, not  a wedding.  But if you choose the right shades and/or hues of these colors, you can create the most beautiful palette for your wedding.  This Robin’s Egg Blue and Rosey Pink board is so … [Read More…]

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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 Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week we really brought some nuptial goodness. To recap, a military wedding, trends in floral designs, wedding favors, and even a VERY unique PLAID inspiration board. Can’t wait to catch up? Scroll down for all of this goodness!

GSS Featured Wedding :: Ashlin & Steve’s New York Military Wedding :: Kassie Moore Photography

Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Kassie of Kassie Moore Photography.  Kassie is a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas based wedding photographer.  Kassie has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature. Ashlin and Steve were married on December 3, 2011 at the Merchant Marine Academy in Long Island, New York.  Kassie even took the time to tell us a little bit about the wedding day: “The weather was crisp and gorgeous! It was … [Read More…]


Winter Wedding Favor Greatness :: Hot Chocolate on a Stick!

Even though we live in Texas, it does get a little chilly here…  So we thought we’d feature some fun hot chocolate type wedding favors for you!  We found these super adorable and YUMMY hot chocolate on a stick favors over at Make and Takes.  These are super fun- and hey- if it ends up being 70 degrees for your January wedding, (Which isn’t unheard of in Texas… One day it’s 40 degrees and the very next day it may be 70.  Seriously.  Texas has crazy weather!) don’t fret because these … [Read More…]


GSS Inspiration Board :: PLAID!!!

Happy Monday, Lovelies!  We have such a fun inspiration board for you today.  Last year, Plaid made a huge comeback in the fashion industry and it’s slowly creeping into the wedding industry scene now.  With that said, check out this super cute Plaid inspiration board we put together for you! White Bridal Bouquet:  JL Designs Plaid Peep Toe Pumps:  Kate Spade Plaid Bow Tie:  Image Courtesy of Jagger Photography Plaid Wedding Cake:  Whipped Bakeshop Plaid Wedding … [Read More…]


GSS Wedding Trends :: A Recipe for a Beautiful Spring Wedding

I am starting this year with a blog post about designing your Spring wedding with careful planning and designing in mind.  After reading many articles online and in magazines about what is hot for Spring 2012, I have come to the conclusion that we are looking at very high expectations from our brides!  AND THEY WANT TO PERSONALIZE THEIR WEDDINGS! Floral design, photography, cake design, invitations…the list goes on!!  An educated bride is going to want to incorporate her vision from the … [Read More…]


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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week we welcomed you to 2012! This year we are excited to see the new trends and wedding inspiration. 2011 was such a fun and exciting year for the wedding industry.

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Black & Boysenberry

Happy New Year, Lovelies!!!  We certainly hope that 2012 brings you all love and prosperity!  Speaking of prosperity… this Black & Boysenberry inspiration board looks so rich and decadent!  YUM! Black and Purple Tablescape:  Wish Special Events    Purple Clutch:  Hatty and Moo Black and Purple Lounge Mood Image:  Lighting by Got Light Purple Satin Peep Toe Pumps:  Pura Lopez Black and Purple Wedding Program:  Cesar Palima for Artpix Portrait Studio Black … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding Tip :: To Look or Not to Look :: Seeing Each Other BEFORE the Ceremony

Couples seeing each other before the ceremony is something couples debate fairly often. As a wedding professional, I can attest to this superstitious debate tugging at the minds of many pre-wedding couples. To see each other or not. We found an article on snopes (and you know snopes has to be accurate, right?) breaking apart the tradition :: modern custom dictates that bride and groom not see each other before the ceremony. Why this is so is a bit of a mystery, with the most popular … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Scratch Off Save the Dates!!!

Does anyone else have as much fun with Scratch Off lottery tickets as we do?  There’s just something so fun about scratching off that silver stuff to see if you have won anything.  And then there’s the adrenaline rush you get while scratching it off… Followed by the quick let down once you figure out that you have lost.  These things become so addicting!  Well, Unless Someone Like You has come up with some super fun Scratch Off Save the Dates and we’re totally in love with them!  Why … [Read More…]

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week we had lots of holiday cheer for our wedding inspiration. Whether you were looking for a whimsical holiday themed wedding or even a party, to the hot trendy shoe accessories from J Dot Designs on Etsy we have you covered. Merry Christmas to all of you from Groom Sold Separately!

GSS Featured Session :: Mark & Amanda’s Day After in a Vinyard :: Jonathon Ivy Photography

Samantha with Jonathan Ivy Photography in Dallas read my request on Facebook for some gorgeous wedding submissions. Of course they never disappoint us with trends and inspiration with the fabulous weddings, portraits, and other things they send over for us to feature. They sent us Mark and Amanda’s Day-After session. They call them Mr and Mrs Sessions. Here are some words from JIP :: We absolutely LOVE Mr & Mrs Sessions!  With a post wedding session like this we are able to go out and do … [Read More…]

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: J Dot Designs’ To DIE For Shoe Accessories!!!

Are you searching for some FABulous pumps for your bridesmaids?  Or maybe just a really sexy pair for New Year’s?  We found these super gorgeous shoes by Martinez Valero (above image) on   But for some ladies, they might be a bit pricey.  But have no fear!  We, again, we have found a true gem on Etsy!  We introduce you to J Dot Designs!!!  These brilliant shoe accessories (aka ankle cuffs and spats) that slide or tie on, will turn any ol’ plain pair of pumps into something … [Read More…]

GSS Inspiration Board :: Red and White Striped

When planning a wedding during the Christmas season, it can be hard not to get too caught up in the Christmas theme.  There are ways to incorporate the holiday season into your December wedding without being tacky.  Take for example our Red and White inspiration board.  We added in a stripe to this palette in order to give this board a little bit more a of a holiday feel without going overboard.  Think subtle and sweet candy canes…  :) Red and White Wedding Invitations:  CWeid … [Read More…]

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