To Beard or Not To Beard?!

All this rain is causing me to go mad! I’m entering uncharted territory and discussing the sensitive topic of wedding day facial hair. Weather you know it or not, we are smack dab in the middle of the “lumbersexual” era. That was a weird word to type! Sort of an urban mountain man or a hipster with a perfectly groomed overgrown beard! Now, I have to admit that I am a little biased on this subject because my husband has quite the beard and while I was not impressed for a long time, it is starting to grow on me and I prefer it now! Facial hair has always been a no-no with brides as an option for their grooms to sport on wedding day. Well, lucky for those grooms that refuse to lose the manly beard, they don’t have to anymore!

Is facial hair appropriate for the wedding day especially bushy beards and mustaches? I say absolutely!! And I don’t say yes because I think that it is hot hot hot! I am a firm believer in letting your man be himself on your wedding day. It is no different than the advice that we give brides to look your best normal self as possible on wedding day. Meaning, if you usually wear your hair down, don’t opt for a tight updo. Rather, go for a full, wavy curl with maybe a beautiful hair clip or flower. Same goes for your groom. If he has had a beard or light facial hair since you have been dating, don’t make him shave his face bald for the big day. If I have learned anything in my eight years of marriage, it is that my husband’s personal style and facial hair is his manhood and the only thing he has full control over!

So, to beard or not to beard? That is the question…

Enjoy ladies and you’re welcome!

SUPER-SMOKIN-SKATER-STYLE-WEDDING-INSPIRATION-6

Photo Provided by Moran Mayan

6f90b4e861a648c2c806b78a1ce62b1d

84f6033ac45d866fc7e61b0e0d4bc43b

0238e9e74eba1defe55f4c583765f199

groomsmen

Photo Provided by Leo Patrone Photography

09260567e05fe49b85494a840115b2a4

Happy Planning!

Royal Wedding Alert!!

Downton Abbey, the royal wedding, The Royals!  There is no denying the epic trend and obsession in America with the royal U.K world.  The show stopping wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William spawned our intrigue with living royal.  2015 is all about big and luxurious!  Sure, there are still going to be the vintage, rustic, farmhouse weddings that we all love so much but there will also be an uprising of weddings built for the Royals!  Who says you have to be of royal blood to be treated like royalty?

I have been on the hunt for the most stunning royal wedding looks.  You can forget about those wedding rules that ban rich, bold colors anytime before October!  Move out of the way softies because this is all about bold and royal!  Hopefully, we will be seeing some of these looks around Glendalough (it sure is the perfect venue for a royal setting)!

Happy Planning!

4e254aba509247808cba92e80c64029d

Photo Provided by Bellamint Photography

Dark-And-Romantic-Wedding-In-Black-And-Gold-Full-Table-Kristen-Booth-via-The-Wedding-Chicks

Photo Provided by Kristen Booth

f8840ce39685bee843f74597f914bfa6

c89662924c7837fbed7913c59ee8c0aa

Photo Provided byBellamint Photography

Dark-And-Romantic-Wedding-In-Black-And-Gold-Kristen-Booth-via-The-Wedding-Chicks

Photo Provided by Kristen Booth

bride-and-chair

Photo Provided by Carmen And Ingo Photography

c5bcbe1b65be6eac4b4baaed7627a9db

Photo Provided by Alexa Penberthy Photography

I love the deep blue and gold color scheme with accents of color!  It is the perfect way to pull off a Royal wedding!

Favorite Moments and Details at Glendalough!!

It’s March yay!!  That means that wedding season is upon us.  Despite the cold and rainy weather, it is the official start of our wedding season.  We are looking forward to being part of all of our wonderful couples’ big days!  Before we begin sharing all of the fabulous real weddings of our upcoming weddings, I wanted to share some of my favorite details and moments from last wedding season!  I hope you enjoy.

Happy Planning!

ErichAmberly243-1024x681

BrandonLauryn-508

VinnyAmanda-36-681x1024

ErichAmberly379-681x1024

IMG_9087-2

BrandonLauryn-1104-681x1024

_BBP8478.NEF

25

VinnyAmanda-1085-681x1024

_ND40206.NEF

0626_x0744_9R6A2004-1024x682

Come on Spring!!

Photography provided by:  Blackbird Photography and Unplugged Photography.