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

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: So-Called “Ugly” Wedding Flowers

Image credits:  Left to Right:  Pacific Weddings, pd Bloom Let’s face it – In the past several years, floral stems such as Carnations and Baby’s Breath have had a bad wrap. Considered cheap, tacky, or downright ugly by some, these little guys have been virtually shunned by brides and wedding professionals alike…. Until now!  These so-called “ugly” flowers are making a comeback!  Jen even blogged about it earlier this year in her 2012 Wedding Trend Predictions. (Click here … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding Professional :: Lauren Larsen Photography :: Lindsay and Natalie’s Engagement Session

We have a treat for you today! Lauren Larsen and her fantastic photography is joining us. We sent Lauren and email when we spotted this session pop up in our google reader and she kindly obliged to let us share it with all of YOU! This session is so rich in color and warm. Thank you for sharing Lindsay and Natalie’s engagement session…it is stunning! Thank you again, Lauren for sharing this incredible engagement session with us…it was a real … [Read More…]

Time for a Change :: Wedding Transition Outfits

Transition #1 :: The Party So you found the absolute most ravishing wedding gown possible? Now you want to dance at your wedding reception without worrying your guests will step on your fabulous wedding dress. Why not make a quick switch into one of these fun spunky dresses? These options still say, “Here comes the bride”, but they also scream, “I am fun and I want to dance the night away!” Transition #2 :: The Grand Exit Back in the “olden days”, it was standard practice for the … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Navy Blue & Hot Pink

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We know that most girls have loved pink since they were little.  But it can be tricky to incorporate pink into your wedding palette without it being overwhelming or tacky.  However, if you pair it with the right color, pink can be fabulous!  We love the contrast of the bright, vibrant,  hot pink and the dark, classy, soothing navy blue.  This color combination is perfect for a spring or summer wedding! Navy Blue and Hot Pink Wedding Invitations:  … [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 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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