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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

Game Of Thrones Inspired Shoot!

Maybe you’re into Game of Thrones, maybe not- but either way, we think you’ll agree that the vibrant flowers, the stunning backdrop, and the headpiece and dress all came together beautifully! In this shoot we used a Cristiano Lucci gown with an Augusta Jones overskirt to complete the enchanting ensemble. Considering an outdoor ceremony or reception? Maybe the dark red, purple and greenery in her bouquet will give you some inspiration! Enjoy!

Photographer: Jonathan Fanning //Planned by: Sandy Rule Events //Florals by: FH Weddings & Events //Cake by: The Cake Zone

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    Amanda Judge Accessory Trunk Show Coming for Valentine’s Day!

Amanda Judge Accessory Trunk Show Coming for Valentine’s Day!

Trunk Show – February 13-15
10-15% off ALL accessories!
Appointments are going fast so make yours today by calling us at (813) 251-4334
February is going to be an exciting month – trunk shows galore! To start off with a bang, Amanda Judge accessories will be 15% off, and all other accessories (including Haute Bride and Erica Koesler) will be 10% off!
We are so excited that it’s that time of year again- the time to spoil yourself! Of course, you can send your significant other to the store for you, but if they can’t, why not go yourself? We are getting a TON of accessories in for Valentine’s Day weekend!
Give us a call if you forget which accessory you loved! You can order over the phone and still receive the discount. We will gladly help you find the perfect accessory that will complete your ensemble!

Wondering What To Do With Your Dress After The Wedding?

Have no fear! We can help you keep your gown in pristine condition for a century! The Wedding Gown Preservation Company in NYC has been in business for over 100 years – they are our go-to place for gown preservation! Let us take care of everything by contacting us here!

The details –

Clean the gown – Cleaning means they literally only dry clean the gown, and it comes back in a plastic garment bag.
Preserve the gown – Preserve means they clean it and treat it so your gown won’t yellow! It comes back in a see-through, small box that can fit into your closet or under your bed and comes on a bust form.
It’s a bargain – only $195 to clean and $295 to preserve. The best part? You get 50% off either service if you write us a review! Plus you can include 3 accessories to clean for FREE!
They guarantee any work they do to last 100 years! Bring your gown to any retailer and if your gown starts to yellow, and they will fix it!

Of course, you can always email us with any other questions!  We can guarantee you will love the work from The Preservation Company!

Contact us at megan@malindyelene.com to preserve your dress!

 

Industrial Chambray Wedding Shoot!

We are obsessed with trying new things, and this industrial chambray inspired shoot is just that! Enjoy this unique inspiration – you may even want to try it with your own wedding! Not only do we love this Ivy & Aster gown, but during the colder months, using a jacket that will be warm AND add a pop of color or style! Whatever your theme, you can incorporate these Mary Maslow flowers for a vibrant and rustic feel – or complete the industrial look with CL Space venue in Ybor City, FL! We hope you enjoy these awesome photos by Tiffani Jones – we do!

Planning/Design/Decor: Wish Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Chantel