A Week's Worth of Bridal Hair

by Jenny Bryde 13. January 2013 15:54

Can't formal updos and perfectly curled coifs be the new trend for 2013?  I mean, would it be so crazy if I went and got my hair done every morning so that I could show up to work looking like a perfectly manicured bride to be?  Okay, it would be a little crazy, but if I WERE going to spend a week getting my hair done in a different bridal style each day, here's how my week would look:


Sunday - Wild curls and blossoms throughout...

Monday - Free flowing tresses with a beautiful floral crown

Tuesday - A faux-bump gives my updo a little sas.

Wednesday - Wild curls tamed by a lose braid and leaves.

Thursday - Big hair half swept makes goes well with my mod make up.

Friday - Cascading locks fall out of my crown made from braids.

Saturday - Pin curls and pretty trinkets finish my week's worth of hair.


What do you think?  Do any of these looks work for you?  We can have seven different looks for our wedding day, but maybe ONE of these is the right one for your big day!

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Four Types of Invitation Styles: Modern, Floral, Flourished, and Steampunk!

by Jenny Bryde 7. November 2010 02:48

The aspect of our wedding that took the longest for me to figure out was our stationery suite.  I wasn't sure what I wanted in a wedding invitation, and when I started to look for examples on the internet, I was floored by the vast array of designs out there.  It was really overwhelming, but being that I had a longish engagement, I had time to narrow down the choices. 

As is often the case on our QCWeddings.com blog, my long, drawn-out neuroses turn into your shortcuts!  Wahoo!  I thought it would be nice to start featuring some of the major design categories that I encumbered while in the midst of the decision making process.  The next series of posts will feature various designs, print types, and mediums that can be used for wedding invites.  My goal is that this series of post will be helpful for those of you at the beginning of this process.  Most of our local print shops and wedding invitation designers can help you even further narrow down your choices and come up with something that is just right for you taste and budget. 

I'm going to start today with four popular styles of wedding invitations.  There are countless graphics, backgrounds, fonts, etc. that can be used to come up with an overall style for an invitation suite, and here are some major categories...

Minimalistic Modern - Bolt fonts, lots of bare space, and vibrant color palettes make up the characteristics of a modern wedding invitation style.  Modern is often equated with a simple design, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.  Check out these great examples below:


Floral - Lush and romantic, flowers are a staple symbol of romance around the world.  From the classic rose to peonies to sunflowers to daffodils, an invitation can feature flowers that match your bouquet!


Flourish - Curves, swirls, and intricate penwork dance on the front of many wedding invitations.  With a charm for the hand-written correspondence, many brides love the look of a flourished wedding invitation.

Steampunk - For the slightly adventurous yet old fashioned bride and groom, steampunk wedding invitations have popped up everywhere!  They feature throwbacks to vintage advertisements, arts and crafts, wanted posters, and other iconic typography.


The next post on invitations will feature even more styles for your consideration!  And if you've fallen in love with the examples that I've scrounged up, click on the pictures, and it will take you right to where you can buy them!

Happy paper hunting!  :)

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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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