Fashion Friday: Tips from the Pros {The Perfect Wedding Hair Plan from Kristan Serafino}

It’s not just any Friday – that’s right, we’re back with another great Fashion Friday! And today we have the pleasure of hosting another fabulous guest blog from the incredible Kristan Serafino herself! As a stylist to the star’s, she’s dealt with her fair share of hair drama and trauma – and today she’s sharing all the tips and tricks every bride needs to know to look gorgeous on her wedding day! So get ready to learn (and beautify)! Enjoy!

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Get the Look: Simple + Chic DIY Wedding Projects

Alright brides to be, lets face it – not all of us are fabulous DIY divas. Some of us don’t have the time, some of us lack the motivation and heck some of us just don’t like to craft…. period! But with the recent trend towards having a handmade wedding, what are those without a crafty bone in their body supposed to do?? The answer is: find simple, chic and time effective projects that you can complete with minimal hassle. And, while I know that the answer sounds like I might just be full of hot air, I’ve picked my favorite products and projects that can give your wedding that little something special with handmade details but take less than a night to prepare. So get your scissors and grab that glue gun – it’s time for us to get to work! Continue reading

Andreya + James: A Decadent Denver Wedding

Andreya + James had an ultra decadent affair at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver, Colorado this past March. Using jewel tones to set the stage for their swanky affair, every detail of their day is infused with luxury, from ceiling to floor! With hanging crystals sparkling in low tinted lighting amidst bushels of roses, their wedding day is a fairytale in motion. I especially love how they tied decadence and playfulness together with their own personal twist that includes one heck of a reception entrance! Get ready to be inspired, enjoy!

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Gigi + Justin: A Vintage Styled U.K. Wedding

Gigi + Justin had a spontaneous and self planned wedding that threw a lot of amazing surprises their way, including an entire field trip showing up and congratulating them while they were in the midst of snapping their wedding photos! With so much fun and romance packed into their incredible vintage styled wedding, it’s a great inspirational story to show how amazing your big day can be when your love guides the design! I am especially falling for all the gorgeous shots Gigi + Justin have with the cobblestone streets, stunning antique architecture and of course, the classic phone booth. Congratulations guys, your wedding is truly wonderful to see and share!!

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Tips from the Pro’s: Get in the Groove

Finding the perfect wedding song is one of many big “to-do’s” before you exchange your “I Do’s!” And, it’s one of those seemingly simple tasks that can sometimes turn into a groove-shattering stressor of epic proportions! Luckily, today we have the team from Stanley House dishing their best advice for picking that all important tune – and with how many weddings they’ve hosted in the 9 years they’ve been in business, they’re expertise is undeniable!

{ Tricia & Blake // Alison & Shaun // Sarah & Simon }

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Anna + Chris: A Blissful Spring Wedding in Virginia Beach

Anna and Chris had an amazing spring wedding this past April in their local surroundings of Virginia Beach! With colorful details and a light airy flow, their wedding is whimsical and beautiful! I’m especially in love all their simple yet vibrant details and their bright pink and navy color combination that really gives their wedding that something extra. Get ready to be inspired and feel the love in the air – this spring wedding most certainly has extra doses of both! Enjoy!

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The Vineyard Lookbook

If you and your one true love share a spot in your hearts for wine as well as each other – then this lookbook is for you! Find endless inspiration for your vineyard themed wedding as you flip through the pages of our newest lookbook. Let the sights and sounds of an orchard ignite your imagination as we show you how easy it is to create a very vino themed wedding that is sure to be a hit! So let the corks fly and the wine pour as you look through The Vineyard Lookbook! Enjoy!

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Inspiration {Rustic Romance}

Today I’ve complied an extra special mood board based on one of my favorite wedding themes – A Shabby-Chic Rustic Romance! Using the color palette of creams and whites, soft pink and luxurious hints of matte and sparkling gold, I’ve put together some great inspiration to get you started on your own planning journey! With homespun accents, handmade favors, burlap and vintage-inspirations abound, I hope it sparks your creativity just as much as it did mine! Enjoy!

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Anaya + Darren: An Antigua Romance

Anaya and Darren escaped to the luscious island of Antigua for a breath-taking vow renewal ceremony. With sun, surf and sand surrounding them, every look at their ceremony feels like a miniature vacation. I especially love their playful portraits that perfectly capture their bliss and they splash in the ocean together – not to mention all the awe-inspiring scenery shots that are included too! Enjoy and congratulations to the happy couple!

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Fashion Friday: 3 Simple DIY Hairstyles from The Beauty Department

Today is another Fashion Friday here at On A Sweet Note! And today we are hosting 3 fantastically chic yet simple hair tutorials from the girls over at The Beauty Department! With an uber-talented team of beauty experts, they have posts on the best products and uses not to mention tutorials for everything under the sun! And today, we picked our 3 favorite hairstyles (with full tutorials) to share with you guys! What we chose are: A Fine Frenchy, Twisted Sister (above!) and The Double Rope Braid Bun – all of which we think are the perfect fixes for brides (and bridesmaids!) who want to forgo the cost of a stylist and tackle their wedding hair themselves! So grab your hairspray ladies and get your teasing combs ready – it’s time to beautify! Continue reading