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

Hooray for Friday! Wedding inspiration and trends coming at you full speed. For those couples getting married this weekend, we wish you the best!

GSS Wedding Trends :: Bridesmaid Bouquet Alternatives

Don’t get us wrong – we love a gorgeous bouquet. Nothing makes our hearts flutter like the perfect pink peony or a sweet cluster of fresh hydrangea. But these days there are no rules in wedding planning and décor, which opens many opportunities for us to think outside the box and be unique.  Choosing an alternative to the bridesmaid floral bouquet allows you to: A) let your wedding design personality shine in an unexpected way and B) save money on a floral budget that either you didn’t … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Lindsey and James’ Traditional Wedding :: David Schwartz Photography

We just love Lindsey and James’ traditional wedding submitted to us via Two Bright Lights from David Schwartz Photography. Lindsey and James were married at the beautiful oceanfront church, Galilee. Their reception continued over to the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club with a tented affair next to the water. Hundreds of origami birds were strung from the ceiling and a seahorse ice luge had guests taking shots! All of the guests danced the night … [Read More…]

A New Spin on the Guestbook :: Engravable Signature Platters & Trays

Wedding trends are changing. We figured that we would continue the theme of taking a different approach to the traditional pen & ink wedding guestbook.  We found these beautiful engravable signature platters & trays at I Do Engravables.  Here’s what their website has to say about this fabulous guestbook and treasured keepsake: “Instead of old-fashioned paper guest books that age and fade over time, our wedding guest book options include engravable mat and picture frame guest books … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Lime Green and Teal Blue

Good Morning, Lovelies!  Never in our wildest dreams did we think that bright Lime Green and Teal Blue would go together.  Boy, were we wrong!  These colors compliment each other so perfectly and create such a fun wedding color palatte!  This color combination would be perfect for a spring, summer, or beach wedding!  This wedding inspiration board screams F-U-N!!!     Lime Green and Teal Blue Necktie:  Rabbit Stop   Lime Green and Teal Blue Clutch:  … [Read More…]

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Lindsey and James’ Traditional Wedding :: David Schwartz Photography

We just love Lindsey and James’ traditional wedding submitted to us via Two Bright Lights from David Schwartz Photography. Lindsey and James were married at the beautiful oceanfront church, Galilee. Their reception continued over to the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club with a tented affair next to the water. Hundreds of origami birds were strung from the ceiling and a seahorse ice luge had guests taking shots! All of the guests danced the night away!

Event Planner:  Weddings by Michelle
Floral Designer:  Bloom- The Art of Flowers
Cinema and Video:  Vision Quest Productions
Ceremony Location:  Galilee Episcopal Church
Makeup Artist:  BridesMade
Transportation:  Premier Limo
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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’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 Wedding Trends :: Ombre and Color Blocking

We have always loved the use of color in weddings.  And what we love about brides these days is that they aren’t afraid to use color!  We are seeing more and more creative uses of color-  Whether it is incorporating several shades of one color (ombre) or layering several coordinating colors (color blocking). While we will always appreciate the traditional method of choosing a wedding palate with a couple of main colors and one accentcolor, we can’t help but be head over heels for these two new color trends!

Ombre –  a French term meaning “shaded” refers to one color graduating from light to dark.

Image Credits L to R:  Thomas Rabschvia WireImage, KLK Photography

Fashion Icon, Gwen Stefani actually brought Ombre into the wedding scene all the way back in 2002 when she married Gavin Rosdale.  (Can you believe that it has taken this long to catch on?)

Well, we finally saw Ombre take off in 2011 and it’s been holding strong this year as well. What we love about this color trend is it’s versatility. It has a soft, feminine appeal that can go both sweet & vintage as well as daring & modern. We also love how this trend can be used in bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses, floral, cakes, stationery and even in your wedding favors!  The use of ombre provides a whimsical and serene approach to any color scheme.

Image Credits L to R, Top to Bottom:  Sugared Occasions, Amanda McMahon Photography, Stephanie Yonce Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings

The exploration of using ombre in wedding décor has led us to a new wedding color trend this year – Color Blocking.  Originally utilized by the fashion industry, Color Blocking is the pairing of chunks of contrasting colors. Basically, you are layering several colors opposed to the fading effect of shades of one color you have with ombre.

Image Credits L to R, Top to Bottom:  Annie Edmonds, Olivia Leigh Photographie, Mallory Hope Design, Martha Stewart WeddingsMartha Stewart Weddings

Because of its defined lines and use of generally bright colors, overall color blocking provides a modern look. It has less versatility with styles than ombre, but still gives you plenty of room to play with just how modern you want to make it.  As an emerging trend we are excited to see where this one goes! 

Featured Banner Image:  Ombre Cake by Glorious Treats

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GSS Fun Finds :: Pretty Wedding Flats

We love bring you all things wedding and beautiful yet practical wedding trends and inspiration. Bridal wedding flats and low heels can be worn on your wedding day for many reasons. The first of which is comfort. There is no need to not enjoy your evening only to have your feet looking like a million dollars. Your wedding images will suffer and so will you if you are in pain. We have showed you these super easy wedding shoe alternatives if you still want to drop jaws and look radiant on your wedding day. Maybe you are a taller gal and feel more comfortable in flats….we have a great solution to both of these.

Say goodbye to the boring ballerina shoe. You can still lace up and look radiant, but know YOU DO have options. There are some pretty awesome bridal flats on the market today.

We LOVE Toms. Their mission to give back, the comfort of their shoes. C’mon, how could we not? The cool part of their site is that they do have a wedding collection. You are able to browse and see if that fits your style.

 

We also fell in deep love with these super adorable flats from Badgley Mischka. They are so romantic and whimsical. They still scream style and grace!

 

 

Don’t feel like you can’t find a great pair of flats or that you just have to wear pumps because you should. There are possibilities out there. We showed you a semi-casual flat and then a dressier flat for weddings. You do what feels right to your feet and yourself.

 

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GSS’s Things We LOVE :: Vintage Inspired Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates!

We stumbled upon Sweetcookie Vintage while browsing Etsy and immediately fell in love with her designs.  Not only are they vintage inspired and gorgeous, but they are Eco-friendly as well! Swoon!  Any of her Save the Date/Invitations designs can be made into Placecards, Table Numbers, and Thank You cards to carry your theme throughout your wedding.  Any quantity of each item can be ordered (there is no maximum) with a minimum order of only 40.   And if you’re looking to save a little cash … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Jeanne & Chris’s Intimate Hawaiian Wedding :: Zasey Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! You’re all in for a treat today!!! Man, our submissions just keep getting better and better!!! Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Amber Strickler of Zasey Photography, a Houston, Texas based photographer. Amber has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature. Jeanne and Chris were married on April 15, 2012 at Sugarman Estate in MAUI, HAWAII!!  Wow, what an location! Jeanne was kind enough … [Read More…]

GSS Fun Finds :: Romantic Wedding Dresses :: Claire Pettibone Bridal Gowns

Wedding dress trends are changing. Brides are sophisticated, smart, stylish and know what they want. We are seeing more form-fitting, lace overlays, and purely romantic wedding gowns. When we think of romantic wedding dresses, we think Claire Pettibone! Seriously, these dresses are made to be worn by a stylish bride who loves to feel pretty and has a super sense for romance. The spring 2012 collection does not disappoint. Every single dress we saw was amazing. Left to right :: Brigitte … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Green & Orange

This orange and green inspiration board is so refreshing and bright!  It can be even more refreshing if you bring citrus to the orange and green palette by using actual limes and oranges.  Can’t you just smell the citrus already?  We sure can! Green Bridesmaid Dress:  David’s Bridal Orange and Green Wedding Program:  Image Courtesy of Jacki V. Photography Orange and Green Wedding Invitation:  Designed by Courtney Albright               Image Courtesy of Laura … [Read More…]

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GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Peony Flowers!

Peonies are all the rage these days and despite seeing them everywhere, we couldn’t love them more!  But, let’s face it-  Some brides on a budget and DIY brides don’t have it in their budgets to use these gorgeous stems… until now! We’re so excited to share with you this DIY project by Ez that we found on her blog, Creature Comforts.  These little beauties have tons of potential not only for wedding décor, but also as fashion accessories, gift wrap accents and so much … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Engagement Session :: Sarah & John’s Awesome Painting :: Allison Davis Photography

Wedding trends and inspiration are what we like to show you. Today we are thrilled to bring you such a fun engagement session from a very talented Dallas Wedding Photographer, Allison Davis! Allison’s style is a breath of fresh air and we really enjoyed seeing how this session came together with her client’s ideas and Allison’s talent. Who knew powder paint could be so fun in pictures?? A few words from Allison: Meet Sarah and John. They met through mutual friends and bonded while … [Read More…]

GSS Portrait Session Tips :: Preparing For Your Pre-Wedding Sessions

We want to share a few trends, inspiration, ideas and tips to make your pre-wedding portrait sessions fun, memorable, and most importantly YOU! Before the digital age of wedding photography and most every household had at least one camera, the world of photography was a lot different. In 1826, the first photograph was produced. We have come a long way from that day. Producing only one image was a very costly and a time-consuming process. Now, in the digital age, we can produce hundreds of images … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Plum & Sage Green

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend.  We are loving this lucious Plum with light pops of Sage Green 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.  The end result will be a match made in Heaven! Purple and Green Wedding Cake:  The Cake Divas Purple Bridesmaids Dresses with Green Flowers:  Juniper Floral Design          Image Courtesy of … [Read More…]

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