HOW TO GET YOUR WEDDING PARTY THE GIFTS THEY DESERVE

Gifts for your wedding party. It seems like a simple task, right? Well, in some cases, it can be difficult, from wondering what kind of gift to give and what you can afford, to whether or not they’ll like it. It can cause some unnecessary stress if you overthink it, so just make sure to give yourself plenty of time to decide and it’ll be smooth sailing all the way to the honeymoon!

For the ladies:

 First things first, think long and hard about the women in your wedding party. Are they girly girls, bohemian, adventurous, athletic? Would they appreciate a sentimental gift, a funny gift or something more classic? For a gift to be successful, it has to be as personal as possible, so consider tailoring your gifts to the women in your life.

Once you’ve thought about the personalities within your your wedding party, then it’s time to start looking for the appropriate gift. There’s so much to choose from, but here are a few ideas:

A Customized Candle - Original and sentimental, it’s something they will cherish!

A Pair of Sunglasses - A unique gift, sunglasses are something they will get excited about!

A Knot Ring - You’ll be tying the knot, with your fiancé and your bridesmaids!

A Wine Glass - Fun and useful for a toast on the wedding day!

For the Gents

 When it comes to gifting the groomsmen, it’s a little more simple; just try to think of something that they will find useful. In most cases, the guys will appreciate something unique and practical, rather than sentimental. These original gifts will show your buddies how much thought you put into showing them with your appreciation:

A Customized Flask - Something they will love to use all of the time!

A Watch - Something stylish that they will be excited to wear!

A Belt - An accessory they can use on the big day and every day after!

A Personalized Cooler - A unique gift that they’ll use all year round!

There’s something perfect out there for any wedding party; you simply need to take the time to figure out what is right for yours! Just remember that no matter what you give them, they will love the gesture as it’s a wonderful way to ensure they feel appreciated for supporting you on your big day! Happy shopping!

 

TARA + BJORN

The summer solstice may be ending, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the outdoors, especially when our L’ezu bride Tara sends us these gorgeous shots from her intimate Yosemite wedding! We love adding pops of color or print to a design, so when Tara came to us with her vision, we were thrilled to help her put it together. An outdoor wedding in the rough terrain of a national park had it’s challenges: we had to make sure it was comfortable (for hiking to the gorgeous spots below), durable (for walking through meadows and mulch) and still form flattering and magical! We’re happy to report that we checked all of Tara’s boxes and the dress was a huge success. Check out her beautiful #somethingblue dress as well as these dreamy Yosemite shots below. Congratulations Tara and Bjorn!

Dress by: L’ezu Bridal // Photography by: Mark Janzen //


ANTI BRIDE TRIBE

[SOURCE: Marie Claire]  Who says you need to wear a dress to your wedding? If you want to go straight from your wedding to an informal picnic reception, you can wear something like Lela Rose’s white straight pants and peplum dress. Just pair it with your favorite stilettos, add a few bold accessories and you’re all set. A romper like Viktor&Rolf’s is also a great idea. Simply have your designer create a short train to add some extra elegance.  T-shirt and Tulle Skirts

[SOURCE: Marie Claire]

Who says you need to wear a dress to your wedding? If you want to go straight from your wedding to an informal picnic reception, you can wear something like Lela Rose’s white straight pants and peplum dress. Just pair it with your favorite stilettos, add a few bold accessories and you’re all set. A romper like Viktor&Rolf’s is also a great idea. Simply have your designer create a short train to add some extra elegance.

T-shirt and Tulle Skirts

We absolutely fell in love with  body-positive blogger Laurie Brucker when she wore the L’ezu bridal gown  that incorporates a short front and a longer train in the back. The short dress perfectly highlighted her lovely strappy Valentino shoes that complimented her entire look.  There are so many other ways to ‘rebel’ against the traditional wedding looks and themes. For one, you don’t have to choose white for your wedding gown and your motif can include non-traditional colors like black. It all boils down to the little details that tie all the big elements together. If you want some more wedding ideas be sure to check out  the different designs at L’ezu Bridal Atelier.   Article by: Caroline Diners

We absolutely fell in love with body-positive blogger Laurie Brucker when she wore the L’ezu bridal gown that incorporates a short front and a longer train in the back. The short dress perfectly highlighted her lovely strappy Valentino shoes that complimented her entire look.

There are so many other ways to ‘rebel’ against the traditional wedding looks and themes. For one, you don’t have to choose white for your wedding gown and your motif can include non-traditional colors like black. It all boils down to the little details that tie all the big elements together. If you want some more wedding ideas be sure to check out the different designs at L’ezu Bridal Atelier.

Article by: Caroline Diners

More and more couples are steering away from the traditional colors and themes of weddings, opting instead for more casual affairs.  Statistics from The Knot show that the number of formal weddings is declining  while non-traditional reception venues are already on the rise. There are already fewer formal and black-tie weddings, as couples are choosing more minimalist and rustic wedding themes. If you’re one of those non-traditional brides, here are a few wedding looks from which you can choose.  Silk and Satin Long Gowns

More and more couples are steering away from the traditional colors and themes of weddings, opting instead for more casual affairs. Statistics from The Knot show that the number of formal weddings is declining while non-traditional reception venues are already on the rise. There are already fewer formal and black-tie weddings, as couples are choosing more minimalist and rustic wedding themes. If you’re one of those non-traditional brides, here are a few wedding looks from which you can choose.

Silk and Satin Long Gowns

[SOURCE: Martha Stewart Weddings]  Wearing a denim jacket with a bridal gown may seem strange, but it’s a growing trend that a lot of brides are using for their weddings. Styles range from road trip-inspired designs to western and rustic themes. In fact,  Pretty Me notes that a denim jacket can be thrown over a maxi dress  or skirt if you want the finished look to be less formal. You can even add your own touch of embellishments to customize them.  Martha Stewart Weddings details how denim jackets can be easily customized  to include patches. This adds a personal touch that will make your wedding even more special.  Layered Lace and Strappy Shoes

[SOURCE: Martha Stewart Weddings]

Wearing a denim jacket with a bridal gown may seem strange, but it’s a growing trend that a lot of brides are using for their weddings. Styles range from road trip-inspired designs to western and rustic themes. In fact, Pretty Me notes that a denim jacket can be thrown over a maxi dress or skirt if you want the finished look to be less formal. You can even add your own touch of embellishments to customize them. Martha Stewart Weddings details how denim jackets can
be easily customized
to include patches. This adds a personal touch that will make your wedding even more special.

Layered Lace and Strappy Shoes



[SOURCE: Refinery29]  Wedding dresses are often huge, layered, textured, and fully beaded. But if you’re aiming for simplicity and elegance, you can go for silk-satin gowns like the  Theia V-neck spaghetti strap satin trumpet wedding dress.  It’s not as big as your traditional wedding dresses but it’s just as sophisticated. It will also show off your great figure, not to mention it’s easy to wear and accessorize for the after-party.  Jumpsuits and pants

[SOURCE: Refinery29]

Wedding dresses are often huge, layered, textured, and fully beaded. But if you’re aiming for simplicity and elegance, you can go for silk-satin gowns like the Theia V-neck spaghetti strap satin trumpet wedding dress. It’s not as big as your traditional wedding dresses but it’s just as sophisticated. It will also show off your great figure, not to mention it’s easy to wear and accessorize for the after-party.

Jumpsuits and pants

[SOURCE: Cosmopolitan]  This is another breaker of the you-should-be-in-a-dress look. If you’ve always dreamed of wearing a t-shirt for your wedding, now you can by pairing it with a maxi tulle skirt. You can even customize the t-shirt or choose a different color for your skirt other than the traditional white. You can also go for a crop top and a shorter skirt, or an oversized shirt with a short tulle skirt.  Denim and Leather

[SOURCE: Cosmopolitan]

This is another breaker of the you-should-be-in-a-dress look. If you’ve always dreamed of wearing a t-shirt for your wedding, now you can by pairing it with a maxi tulle skirt. You can even customize the t-shirt or choose a different color for your skirt other than the traditional white. You can also go for a crop top and a shorter skirt, or an oversized shirt with a short tulle skirt.

Denim and Leather

TO SCAN OR NOT TO SCAN? WEDDING REGISTRY TIPS AND TRICKS.

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When you think of planning your wedding, your mind automatically goes to the bigger items like what you’re going to wear, the venue, who will be in your bridal party and choosing a photographer. There are so many other small details to keep in mind though.

One easy place to start on your wedding planning list is with your registry. Believe it or not, your wedding registry actually plays a huge role in your life after marriage and is not something that should be glossed over. It’s purpose is to set you up with the things you’ll need most for a successful newlywed life.

 Remember, your wedding is about you as a couple and celebrating your separate lives joining together. Therefore any decisions being made regarding your wedding should be done together, and this is especially true when it comes to your registry. These are items for the home you will both share after all, so you want to make sure you’ll both be happy with them.

It’s also important to know what you should and shouldn’t register for, especially if you’re short on storage space. Your registry is the perfect excuse to replace an item you have that might have seen better days or could use an upgrade. Finding your bed uncomfortable lately? Register for a new mattress to help sleep come easier. Just make sure it’s something you’ll both love!

 The thing about registries is that the options are endless. You could theoretically add anything you want. But before you go scanner gun crazy, take a second to think. Carefully curated and thought-out registries are better in the long run because they contain things you really want and need, and your guests will feel like they’re making a valuable contribution to your shared lives.

LAURIE + MIKE

Our beautiful, body positive blogger L’ezu bride babe (enough alliteration for you?) Laurie Brucker, just sent us her wedding photos and of course we’re head over heels for them. We loved designing this form flattering layered lace gown for Laurie. We wanted to make sure to incorporate the shorter length in the front and longer train in the back in order to showcase those killer Valentino shoes! Laurie couldn’t have been more wonderful to work with and she’s emanating absolute joy and beauty in these gorgeous pictures by Nicole Leever Photography. Congratulations Laurie and Mike on your beautiful day!

Dress by: L’ezu bridal // Photography by: Nicole Leever // Location: Bel-Air Bay Club- Upper Club // Shoes: Valentino // Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Florals: Peony & Plum Floral Design // Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // Hair: Maven Salon, Danai // Makeup: Phoebe Dawson //