WEDDING PREP GALS

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bridal robes

Who: Wedding Prep Gals
What: Bridal Robes
Where: Serving Worldwide
Why? You’ll See: Vendor Portfolio

Wedding Prep Gals is a family run company, founded by Debbie and Dolores, providing Wedding Day Robes and Accessories at affordable prices for all Brides. While planning Debbie’s daughter’s wedding, they scoured the internet for affordable, quality robes but were unable to find anything that was not imported or of high quality. With over 30 years of experience in the clothing industry, Debbie and Dolores began creating gorgeous, high quality robes, 100% made in Los Angeles. The Wedding Prep Gals take pride in providing a great product with outstanding customer service and would love to be a part of your special day!

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Free Spirited Vintage Wedding

romantic bouquet by These Buds A Blooming

Lindsey and Morgan’s free spirited vintage wedding was entirely an expression of who they are expressed their eternal love for each other. With Lindsey looking fabulous in her mom’s wedding dress, a street vender style dinner and their DIY wedding venue, we can’t help falling in love with this couple!

Melissa Ergo Photography beautifully captured this day and all its eclectic details. You can see even more when you visit the full gallery here.

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eclectic bridesmaid dresses

Vintage Wedding Dress

I wore my mothers vintage lace dress, which was amazing and so special, but I did change into a second dress for the reception and dressed it up with boho jewelry…… being comfortable was an ideal way to be a great host and dance!

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lace wedding dress

Share Your Wedding Decisions

My biggest advice is that you should be authentic. Choose things that you love and  try not to let how you think other people will interpret your choices influence what your day is like. That being said, be willing to compromise. It’s your husbands day too and if he wants to walk down the aisle with his mom to the Game of Thrones music, HE will be so happy (that actually happened and it was a hit!).

jewish wedding ceremony

Melissa Ergo Photography

DIY Venues Can Be Get Expensive

We had a unique wedding in that it was at our home and we called upon a lot of talented friends and family to help make it happen. I will say, however, turning a a space into a venue can be more expensive than you think! A third of the budget went into tent, toilets, tables, chairs, generators, lights, heaters and building a kitchen for the caterer!

reception sign

pink wedding flowers

magenta floral and candle lit decor

magenta and green garland table centerpiece

Street Vendor Dinner

The dinner was a collection of street style/food truck faire set up in multiple stations. We have traveled the globe together and have found the food of street vendors to be the most memorable! We wanted it to be interactive and fun.

signature cocktail sign

moraccan style reception seating

street taco bar

reception food stations

Authentic Reflection of You

I LOVED my wedding. I really loved everything about it. It was the most true and authentic reflection of who I am, who my husband is and who we are as a couple. We chose every detail, every hidden element of symbolism and each morsel of food to be a manifestation of our creative and free spirits.

rose accesented naked cake

wedding cake topper

Free Spirited Vintage Wedding

Photography: Melissa Ergo Photography
Stationery: Lana's Shop

Coordinator: Shindigs by Stacy
Wedding Logo Illustrator: Saffron Wiehl
Flowers: These Buds A Blooming
Cake: Pastries By Vreeke
Caterer: Cornucopia Caterers
Hair & Makeup: Annette Davenport of Glisten Creations
Dress designer: Reception: Dolce Vita for BHLDN
Shoe designer: Kate Spade
Dress designer: Vintage | Venue: Private Residence

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, pink
Styles: diy, indie, vintage

Wine Country Collaborative Wedding

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Stereotypes just don’t fit in with our next couple. Not only was it the Groom that spoke to us about their big day, but he and his new wife were side by side through out the whole planning process! We love an involved Groom! Which is why we cannot get enough of this wine country collaborative wedding. Rain or shine, nothing threw these two love birds off their mission to get married.

Beautifully captured by Shannon Lee Miller Photography, you can see every last detail from this wine country collaborative wedding day by visiting the full gallery here.

pastel bridesmaid dresses

white and pink wedding bouquet

dapper groomsmen

Collaborative Bouquet Ceremony

From the Groom: One of our favorite additions to the wedding ceremony was a collaborative bouquet. As Jessie started out with 1 flower walking down the aisle, she would be handed multiple flowers from special friends and family members through the crowd, where she would eventually get the last flower from her maid of honor (and identical twin sister), who would then tie them together in her creative bouquet.

frame your surroundings ceremony backdrop

here comes the bride collecting flowers on her way

Rain Rain Go Away

Now they say rain on your wedding is a sign of good luck, which I guess is a good thing in our case. Mid way through our ceremony, the rain started coming….and coming down hard!!

Despite being upset with it, it actually ended up creating quite the scene with lots of laughs and amazing pictures. We ended up getting some really special pictures of us, our guests, and wedding party all grabbing chairs and heading into the barn to finish the ceremony.

rained out wedding ceremony

saying i do out of the rain

Wedding Team Work

We both welcomed the opportunity to work together as a team in planning, collaborating, making decisions on decor, construction, and vendors along the way. Most guys tend not to be involved in the wedding process, but we took pride in supporting each other along the planning process and ultimately creating a one of a kind wedding day geared towards “us”.

rustic decor accented with lace

antique table number frame and centerpiece

Photo Ops & Temporary Tats

As the evening progressed into the Reception, we really let loose and experienced the intricate personal touches that we had created over the past ten months of planning. Mike, the groom, being the photographer that he is, gave the guests the opportunity for ample photo ops through the evening and in different locations with the Polaroid Guestbook and the homemade Photo Booth.

We had our custom logo, designed by Kate at (Petal and Print), made into tattoos that our guests could get creative with. Unsure how this would pan out, it ended up being such a fun personal touch that got everyone laughing and involved

wedding monogram and temporary tattoos

confetti drop

Every wedding at needs a confetti drop!

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polaroid guestbook

We love the photo booth back drop. Using an assortment of gain fans against a backdrop, they created one fabulous photo-booth backdrop.

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photo booth

We “Donut” Need A Wedding Cake

Lastly we had a few extra fun surprises for the guests by providing a Donut Food truck (Carpe Donut) for dessert, rather than the traditional cake and cutting ceremony. Guests could wander out through the night and get some fresh donuts, coffee, lemonade, and enjoy the friendly service that Carpe Donut provided.

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first dance and sparkler exit

Ferris Bueller Says It Best

Our advice for couples: Hmmmm…..please excuse the cheesy quote, but having a wedding is very much like the famous Ferris Buellers Day Off quote…”Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

wine country collaborative wedding

Photography: Shannon Lee Miller Photography
Event designer, Flowers & Stationery: Petal and Print
Coordinator: Laura Harrison of Evie Lou Events
Venue: Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards
Cake: Carpe Donut
Caterer: Wolo Food Truck
Dress shop: Global Bridal Gallery
Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell for Nordstrom
Groom’s attire: Bonobos
Prop/furniture rentals: Something Vintage & Real Southern Accents

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, grey, pink
Styles: diy, rustic, vineyard