Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good Groom-ing

SAGE ADVICE ... give your groom some love — in the fashion department.

Don't let your honey and his best men be an afterthought in the wedding wardrobe arena. In addition to the more obvious tie color decision, think through ALL your grooming options. 

What color do you want him wearing? Will he wear a tux or suit? Tie or bow tie? What about his shoes? Does he know not to wear his white athletic socks? (Better to be safe than sock sorry.)

In addition to being the love of your life, your groom is the ultimate arm candy (and you are his). So go get your sweet talk on.

P.S. We're totally in love with this local groom's color scheme. The gray suit and gleaming copper tie? Perfs. 

PHOTO BY Rebekah Westover Photography (www.rebekahwestover.com)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In The House

Did you know Utah Valley Bride is in the know? 

Well we are, you know. 

And because we're givers, we thought we'd clue you in to this upcoming Bridal Open House on APRIL 30 hosted by the Flower Patch. It's sure to be a lovely occasion. 

Check out the flier below for details, or visit their website at www.flowerpatch.com.

We know, right?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

If The Shoe Fits

WILL YOU ... wear shoes with bright colors, pale hues, or more traditional whites and ivories? 

Whatever you decide, just make sure you're swept off your feet.

PHOTO BY Dan Hixson Photography (www.danhixsonphotography.com)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Flip Out

WE DO ... Flirty, flippy frocks.

How cute is the twirl on this local bride's wedding dress? (Answer: Super cute.)

PHOTO BY Meredith Carlson Photography (www.merephoto.com)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Giving Spree

PHOTO BY Kristin Michelle Photography (www.kristinmichellephotography.com)
For more on this cute couple, click here.

Now that we've concluded our giveaway, here's one from one of our friends we want to alert you to. It's the lovely photographer Kristin Hakes, of Kristin Michelle Photography.

Here are the details from her ...

Because of the outstanding clients I've been blessed with, I'm feeling the need to give back.

So I'm giving away a FREE ENGAGEMENT and BRIDAL PACKAGE! The package is good for the entire 2011 year and is fully transferable (give it as a gift!)

If you or someone you know is engaged, follow these simple steps to be entered to win ...

1. "Like" Kristin Michelle Photography Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/Utah.Weddings.Photographer)
2. Share this giveaway with all your friends on your own profile. 
3. Comment on your favorite picture in ANY album on the Kristin Michelle Photography's Facebook Page.
3. Post your (or the couple you're submitting) love story, how you met or how he popped the question!

I will select the winer at random on APRIL 16!

And The Winner Is ...


Congrats on winning our Hair-Raising Giveaway and scoring the $20 gift certificate to Amara Day Spa

Elizabeth's favorite bridal 'do is ... 

"A low, long curly ponytail that comes over the shoulder. You know the one? It's pretty, but not incredibly formal, and your hair stays out of your face!"

Hey Elizabeth, e-mail bri@uvmag.com to coordinate the details. And congrats again!

Until the next giveaway, friends.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Psst! Don't Forget!

Hey brides and vendors of the bride! (Yes, vendors, you too!)

Don't forget to enter our Hair-Raising Giveaway for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Amara Day Spa

If you don't, your hair will never forgive you. (Yeah, we said it.)

The deadline to enter is FRIDAY, and it takes about 10.2 seconds to do so. 

So what are you waiting for?

PHOTO BY Rebekah Westover (www.rebekahwestover.com)
(We told you you should meet her.)

It's A Wrap

WE DO ... vintage shawls. 

They're just lovely, really. (As is local bride Claire wearing it.)

PHOTOS BY Oakstream Photography (www.oakstreamphotography.com)

Monday, April 4, 2011

TPWMP #5 — Hair-Raising Giveaway!

HAIR & MAKEUP BY Amara Day Spa (www.amaradayspa.com)
DRESS BY Allyse's Bridal (www.beautifullymodest.com)
PHOTO COURTESY Thanksgiving Point (www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

Now this is what you call locks of love.

At the Thanksgiving Point Wedding Media Preview, Orem-based Amara Day Spa graciously gifted Utah Valley Bride a $20 gift card to GIVE AWAY to one of our lovely blog readers. We know, right?

Just leave a comment on this post that shares your favorite bridal 'do. Then we'll pick a winner at random to receive the $20 gift card. You have until FRIDAY, APRIL 8 to get your comment on.

What's more (oh yeah, there's totally more), they have a special going on for ALL you lucky brides out there. If you book a wedding package with Amara before April 30, you'll receive a complimentary deep condition and blow-out. Once again ... we know, right?

Happy commenting!