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Malindy Moments Part 1: Photo shoots!

We have a BLAST doing what we do, so we thought we would share our favorite “Malindy Moments”, which basically means – our favorite or best experiences we’ve had. We are launching a 4 part blog series that will come out the next 4 Fridays, to give you some Friday lunch reading (or at least an enjoyable photo browsing sesh!).

Part 1: Photo Shoots

Part 2: Real Bride Photos

Part 3: Bridal/Fashion Shows

Part 4: Vendors We Love

Enjoy!
Part 1: Photo Shoots
1. Modern and Romantic Marsala Photo Shoot
We went a little crazy with this one! The dress is two parts – a mini and the skirt is removable! The accessories are to die for – we even threw on a last minute pearl necklace as a bracelet! It’s so fun to watch everything come together for beautiful photos! Look forward to the full post from this photo shoot coming out later this month!

Photographer: Best Photography //Venue: Rialto Theatre 

 2. Stripes & Bowties
The colors! Pink, black/white and gold. Amazing. Click here for all of the details and more photos!

Photography: Life Long Studios //Venue: Le Méridien Tampa

 3. Cozy Winter Wedding
The couple in these photos are high school sweethearts in real life! It makes this photo shoot that much sweeter. This photo shoot will be posted later this month as well!

Photography: Bumby Photography //Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club

 

 
4. Game of Thrones
Inspired by the hit TV show, this shoot is enchanting! Click here for all the dress details and more photos!

Photography: Jonathan Fanning

Which photo shoot is YOUR favorite?!

Modern & Romantic Marsala Wedding Photo Shoot

Ok, we went a little crazy with the accessories on this one! We had a blast, an Augusta Jones removable skirt, Theia mini, Stephanie Browne headpiece, Haute Bride earrings and to top it all off, we threw a last minute pearl necklace on for a bracelet!

The theme was Modern and Romantic using Marsala (the color of the year!).  See how these vendors incorporated it all throughout their romantic shoot. Talk about an amazing color palette – ivy sequins, nude tulle, white bricks, rich navy, vibrant burgundy – the tulle overlay in the dress really went with the entire theme! Even if you aren’t going for a certain theme, this color palette is sure to tickle your fancy!

Photographer: Best Photography //  Venue: Rialto Theatre // Flowers: Flowerly Studio

 

 

Our 2014 Features and Awards!

We’re BEAMING with pride and humbled to have received these fabulous awards and features in 2014! Join us in celebrating our excitement! 
The Best of Weddings: The Knot 2014

A-List Awards: Best Wedding Gowns Tampa

Wedding Wire Rated 2014

 

Featured in The Knot Florida Magazine!

 

Pink & Blue Photo Shoot!

Pink and blue are amazing colors to incorporate into a wedding! Summer, spring, even lighter hues during the winter, and darker during the fall – these are a year-round favorite! There are endless possibilities with these colors – you could even incorporate them into your nautical or vintage theme!

Fun fact- this custom Badgley Mischka dress all came together by throwing on a Kelly Chase bolero. We put it on backwards last minute to give the effect of a lace top! It’s amazing what you can do with some extra accessories on-hand. To complete the look we used a Haute Bride veil.

Photographer: Kt Crabb Photography //Event Designer: Laura Helm of Ashton Events //Venue: The Terrace Hotel //Hair & Makeup: Leilani Cooper //Flowers: Heather Taylor of Taylormade Floral and Event Decor

 

10 Ways To Get Fit Before The Big Day!

Everyone wants to look their best on the big day, so after talking to successful brides, doing our own research, and using our own experiences and observations, here are 10 ways to boost your fitness for your wedding!
1. Stick to a practical plan
Whether you are doing Weight Watchers, a gym membership Beach Body, or your own plan for your exercise routine, be consistent with whichever you choose (these are not the only options of course!)! You can think about what your dress is going to show off and go from there!
2. Drink lots of water
Experts say drinking half your body weight in ounces can help keep weight off (ex. if you are 120 pounds, drink 60oz of water a day)!
3. Change your diet
This Fitness magazine article, “Healthy Eating 101: 15 Little Ways to Eat Better” gives some great tips on eating well!
4. Cheat! (A little…)
Healthy versions of desserts are all over Pinterest, and a little dark chocolate won’t hurt you. It’s hard to stay focused if you cut everything out cold turkey. So give yourself a couple healthy sweets a week that seem like a reward!
5. Find a buddy (maybe your Fiancé?)
This way you won’t skip out when you’re tired after work, and you can work toward your goals together!
6. Focus on being healthy, not the scale.
Don’t weigh in or measure too often, otherwise you’ll be discouraged (about once a month will show the results you want).
7. KEEP EATING.
There is so much research out there that tells us we need to watch portion size, and eat often to boost our metabolism. And stay happy :). Don’t let the stress of wedding planning take away your appetite!
8. Write down your goals. Then review them weekly!
Don’t beat yourself up if you have […]

Stripes & Bowties Photo Shoot!

We are OBSESSED with this shoot! Black & white sophisticated stripes, feminine pinks and pops of gold all speak old-fashioned glam! Speaking of glam, This Amsale gown and Amanda Judge veil were the perfect for this shoot. Everything these vendors did came together beautifully! Incorporating details like a bold, striped cake, gold plate chargers, or accents of gold or deep pink, can really make a big difference in the decor of your big day!

Venue: Le Méridien Tampa //Linens – Connie Duglin Linens //Cake – Hands on Sweets //Hair – Michelle Renee, The Studio //Photographer – Life Long Studios

Watercolors, Orange and Turquoise Inspired Shoot!

This shoot spoke peace and tranquility with it’s watercolors, swans and orange/turquoise color palette! This Ivy & Aster gown added to the waterside vibe in this shoot. We included some of the details and decor to help you incorporate these colors in your wedding!

Photographs by: Kat Braman //Host/Co-host: Lauren with Every Last Detail and Laura with Ashton Events //Flowers:Taylormade Floral & Event Decor//Cake Baker:Hands On Sweets //Linens, Chair Covers & Chargers: Kate Ryan Linens //Plates & Flatware: Dishie Rentals //Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio //Rentals: Party People Celebrations //Location: Lakeland, Lake Mirror

 

An Eco-Friendly Shoot In St. Augustine!

St. Augustine is a beautiful city in general – with lots of history, shopping, and right on the beach, this is such a romantic city for a photo shoot or wedding venue! To create the theme, they used a 1920’s style Rosa Clara dress, Haute Bride Sash and Stephanie Browne headpiece. To make it eco-friendly – a recycled calla lilly bouquet and vendors that support giving back to the world around them!

Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography //Flowers: Anything With Plants And Flowers //Hair&Makeup: 100 Percent Pure

 

Anne Barge Trunk Show Coming February 20-22!

We can’t believe it’s already here! Appointments are a must for this trunk show and already going fast! You can receive 10% off all Anne Barge orders February 20th-22nd! Not only will the gowns be amazing – we are ready to spoil every bride with our private appointments that are designed make your experience personal and unforgettable!
Call us ASAP to schedule your appointment to see these phenomenal gowns!
We can’t wait to see you!

Boho Meets Chic Photo Shoot!

Ever wonder how to mix boho with chic? This shoot shows how to mix the floral headpiece, soft hues and a whimsical dress by Ivy &Aster with a custom headpiece.

Photographer: Jessica Charles Photography //Flowers: Belle Fleur //Make-up: B. Moore Artistry //Hair: Denise Burkle