FLOWER POWER

Flower-Power

Spring has sprung, my friends – and I couldn’t be happier, maybe it’s because we’re in California, but all (and I mean all) the flowers seem to be in bloom right now! And they couldn’t be prettier.

Which got me thinking about wedding blooms – aren’t we lucky that they come in almost every color imaginable (like that rainbow palette up top, ranging from white, to purple, to green!) – so no matter what your look is for your big day, there will be the perfect floral for you.

Keep this in mind though – don’t have your heart set on a particular flower for your wedding. Trust your florist – they will know what flowers are in season, what will match the venue and the mood, and what blooms will hold up well through the day. Give your florist pictures and mood boards, but be flexible as to which flowers are used; trust your professional!

I can’t wait to see what you guys are leaning towards……

xo, Jody

 

 

 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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Calling all Interns, Beth Helmstetter Events is looking for an eager, fun loving, and responsible person who has a strong interest and slight obsession with all things wedding related! Please send your resume and cover letter to esther@bethhelmstetter.com if you feel that you are a great fit and meet the below criteria.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in organization, distribution, and inventory of event materials
  • Sourcing of materials for upcoming events
  • Shipping and receiving as well as preparation of invitations and save the dates
  • Data entry & RSVP tracking
  • Vendor outreach and assistance with booking vendors
  • General Administrative Support
  • Assistance at events
  • Assistance in researching & curating online store
  • Assistance in Social Media efforts including twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and blogging

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current student of a 4-year College or University
  • Interest in the event industry, preferably wedding related
  • Basic computer skills on a MAC and extreme proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Powerpoint
  • Excellent internet research abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Dependability
  • Organization
  • Friendly Disposition & Patience
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Some knowledge of Photoshop. Graphic design knowledge a plus.
  • A minimum commitment of 16 hours per week in our West Hollywood office.

No phone calls please.

We look forward to hearing from you!

THE DRESSING ROOM

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Not to give you more to think about, but the dressing room actually quite an important little spot on your wedding day. A lot of pre-ceremony photo opps happen here including so many candid moments with you and your besties celebrating your last moments of single hood. With this being said, below is a little check list of all the things you might consider when planning out your dressing room:

1. The lighting: Whether for makeup application or photography, your vendors will love you if you choose a dressing location with plenty of natural light, be it from lots of windows or a space with access to the outdoors.

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2. The food: Don’t forget to keep all of the ladies fed. No one likes a drunk bridesmaid and with all the bubbly that surely will not be forgotten, please remember to balance it out with some nibbles throughout the day. I always recommend something for breakfast like granola, yogurt, berries and bagels. And then another delivery for lunch including things like light sandwiches, salads, hummus, veggies, etc. Just items that people can nibble on throughout the day but will still be light enough to make sure they feel slim in their gowns.

3. The details: The dressing area is the perfect spot for your photographer to shoot details like your wedding rings, shoes and accessories as well as your invitations, welcome bags and any other favorite touches you have planned. Have a friend or your wedding planner lay these items out in plain sight for your photographer to play with upon arrival.

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4. Bridal Party attire: I, myself, always love a wedding party with attire that has been given a little thought. Matching robes, white button down shirts or simple sundresses all look lovely in pictures both as individuals and in group shots.
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5. The dress: Obviously lots and lots of shots of the dress will be taken. With this in mind, don’t forget to get a beautiful hanger for the dress and make mention of any added touches that you might want the photographer to capture such as a monogram sewn on the inside or the buttons you choose specifically for the back of the gown.

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With just a little bit of thought the dressing room can result in some of your favorite images of the day.

All of the above gorgeous images are from the uber talented, Steve Steinhardt.

WEDDINGLUST WORKSHOPS

I’m so thrilled to announce our destination wedding workshop held with Steve Steinhardt this summer in Bali, Indonesia. We will be teaching planners and photographers everything we know about creating and capturing weddings throughout the world at the gorgeous Bvlgari Resort in Uluwatu. If your a planner or photographer hoping to expand into the destination wedding market, definitely hop on over to www.weddinglustworkshops.com for  details. And I look forward to traveling together…

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EVERYDAY | WEDDING DAY: DANCING SHOES

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Are you planning to dance the night away at your wedding? I know that at my own wedding, the dance floor was the spot to be, and I was up on my 5 inch heels, keeping up with the best of them.

In hindsight, I really, really should have thought about a more sensible pair of shoes that I could change into for the party, because my feet were killing me by the end of the night! And the next day, too…..

So, brides-to-be, if you think you might be cutting a rug, I suggest a few of these pretty shoes that are fabulous enough to carry you through your wedding festivities, but are also sensible enough that you can wear them again, and again, and again.

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xo, Jody