Happy #ManCandyMonday🍭 __ Raise your hand if you're planning a wedding and you feel like you've taken on a second job? (You're probably like, can I raise 25 hands please?!) __ Too often there is the stigma that the bride does most of the planning while the groom only has little input when needed... we're here to say, that shouldn't be the case! __ The more time you take as a couple to plan your big day, the more it will actually be about YOU joining your lives together and it will start your marriage off right! __ Head over to our newest blog post (link in our bio!) for our expert advice: 5 Ways (That Actually Work!) To Get Your Partner Involved in Wedding Planning! __ Then tag your #MCM in the comments!⬇️ We can't wait to see how you take on this journey together and the amazing celebration you plan! __ Design and styling: @em_and_e_events Hair: @caviar_curls Makeup: @emily_artistry Dress: @lunasewickley Suit: @commonwealthproper Stationery: @ohjoyfulday Flowers: @sapphireandlace Photographer: @adam_michaels Rentals: @osvintagerentals & @eventioneers Cake: @bellachristiez Models: @chefjessicaa & @chefdmarron
A simple way to instantly have a picture perfect wedding? __ Add a unique Archway to your Ceremony! __ Natalie designed the most beautiful sleek, modern, black and white wedding and the Archway we custom built for her was the perfect design for her vision...we say, it framed her and Tom perfectly 😉 __ We're sharing our Archway, Black Columns and more over on the #oldsoulsblog through the link in our profile and we know you'll be loving every image @abbietylerphoto captured - her work is incredible! __ Double tap if you love a good black and white wedding... It's one of our favorite color palettes!
Raise your hand if, as a woman, you've had a tough time finding amazing, like-minded women to surround yourself with and more than that, to call them friends? __ I'm raising all the hands for that! My gosh, Dana and I have both had such a tough time finding our girl gang as we navigate being strong, independent, single business owners who are constantly working and growing and being on the move... __ So often we feel like we need to show up as who everyone else wants us to be rather than who we really are...all that leads to is misery because you never truly feel known... __ The greatest thing that has helped? Being ourselves. When we show up as US: who we are to the core, that's when we attract and connect with beautiful, driven, intelligent women that want to make an impact in their space.. __ Truthfully, it's wicked scary to show up as you are! It can make us feel vulnerable and naked and unsure if people will accept us...and the people who don't accept you aren't worth it and the people who do are worth WAITING for! __ Tag your babe friend who you have found knows you, loves you and reminds you to be YOU! And hold on to them tight, YO! 😉 __ 📸 @burghology
1 out of 5 marketing ideas won't work. It's not that it doesn't work, it's that you keep moving and creating when it doesn't. __ Kevin Harrington has been blowing our minds with so much wisdom these last two days. He's taken thousands of pitches, created million dollar infomercials, wrote best selling books - he's who we want to be when we're older 😉) __ Such a great opportunity to be back with one of the Original Sharks on Shark Tank and seeing him interview amazing and successful entrepreneurs! __ Whether it's in life or in business, failure and things not working out is inevitable. But what matters isn't when it happens, what matters is what you do and who you become when it does. Double tap if you want to become a great person every time you fail instead of letting it define you!
Today, is Girl Boss Tuesday... __ Raise your hand if you have trouble saying no.. On our end, Dana adores the word no whereas I tend to struggle saying it as much as I should... __ It feels like we're going to miss out... FOMO anyone? __ But I've learned that that feeling really comes from a two fold place: the first being a scarcity mindset. That there won't be enough opportunity, events, relationships, to go around. The second place is wanting to please everyone.. this is, fo real, my downfall... __ I can definitely admit that I've gotten better at the ability to recognize that this isn't the kind of opportunity I need right now... __ Because the reality is, saying no to things that are just okay or even things that are good, allows you to say yes to the things that are great... __ When we have space in our lives we feel rested and prepared and ready to take on those amazing opportunities when they come knocking on your door. __ This is definitely a lesson that Kevin Harrington has reiterated for Dana and I a lot. (Dana loves when people remind me to say no more 😉) That's why we're SO excited to spend the next two days with Kevin, learning more from him and getting to design another set for him and his interviewees! __ As you go throughout your day today, look for opportunities to say no to the things that aren't best for you. it's definitely wicked scary at first, believe me, but once you get into the habit you'll be so glad you did. Double tap if you definitely needed to hear that reminder! __ 📸 @caitlintphoto @emma_ctphoto
The secret way to have a stand out, unique indoor ceremony: have a killer Backdrop or Archway! __ Millie and Emily (@em_and_e_events) came to us last year about designing a spectacular modern Archway for their wedding at the Opera...we're so glad they picked this design! __ This design element brought the whole room together and showed off the gorgeous bride and groom! Plus, surrounded by flowers from @thebluedaisyfloral, you can't go wrong! __ Can't wait to see all of the stunning pictures that Mark of @requiemimages captures!