The Most Overlooked Detail in Wedding Planning

After months of careful planning and trying on and tasting and crafting and shopping and addressing and compromising, the BIG DAY is finally here. Family and friends and loved ones gather and vows are spoken. Toasts are made. Dances are shared. The perfect couple glows with warm wishes and floats through the party on a […]

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Rent The Runway

I recently attended a friend’s wedding in Fredericksburg , Texas. I had never been there before and immediately fell in love with the small town charm.  Antique shops, Austin stone, and Wine Vineyards are the main attractions; and trust me, they don’t disappoint. One of the things I loved most about this wedding (*besides my […]

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Guest Blog by Caroline Meinen, Wedding Planner

Hello OCC blog followers! My name is Caroline Meinen, and I am a wedding coordinator in the Houston area. I work for Belle of the Ball and have been in this business for about five years. The shoe is now on the other foot, and I am in the process of planning my own wedding! […]

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The Thrifty Wedding

For generations, brides have worn dresses that may have belonged to their mother, grandmother, sister or friend.  The decision to do so may have been sentimental or practical, depending upon the circumstance, but there is something really interesting and sweet about displaying a family heirloom on a new bride in a new setting.  I love […]

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In a nutshell…

A quick word about shoes — I love them. I know it is cliché – every girl loves shoes, blah, blah, blah. But, hear me out. Lately, the trend with wedding shoes is to wear your dream shoes on the big day. I spoke to a bride this past weekend who hadn’t found her dress […]

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