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Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting seasons of your life! Pulling your dream day together usually entails a variety of wedding vendors. Some weddings have up to 21 wedding pros involved in their ceremony and reception! That’s a lot of contact and deposit information to keep track of. We designed this printable with you in mind. Easily record your vendor’s contact information, deposit amounts, and payment due dates.

Bridesmaid Dresses- Match or Mismatch?

Bridesmaid Floral Dress

Now that we are diving into the New Year, this question is slowly approaching the 2018 wedding season. Shall a bride have her bridesmaids wear all matching dresses or is she feeling brave and wanting to mix it up? There are many pros and cons to each of these scenarios, so we are here today to discuss them all. This debate might seem silly, but in reality, this is a big deal considering these girls will be standing beside you at the altar!

Matching

So first, let’s tackle this matching idea. I believe no matter the generation or what’s “in”, matching will always be a safe call. You may not be jumping into the creative pool, but at least you will sleep soundly knowing your bridesmaids will all be in the same shade of mint green. Another bonus to matching is the benefit of consistency and a limited distraction; YOU are the center of attention in your beautiful white wedding dress, not your lady squad! The downside to matching bridesmaid dresses is the inability to make everyone happy. Unfortunately, flattering every skin tone and body shape is difficult, especially if the bride is feeling a nature themed wedding and selects a skintight, tan, tube dress!

Consistency Options

If you are in love with consistency and are set on having the same dress for everyone, I have a few recommendations for you . . . First, go with the long dress. It eliminates the need for self-tanner, takes attention away from the ever challenging shoe choice and provides a uniform look in pictures. Second, flowy and loose-fitting dresses are everyone’s best friend! These dresses look amazing on everyone and allow them to hit the dance floor without a worry in the world!

Same dress– Different Style

Another option, (and my personal favorite), is the same color dress but in a slightly different style! Allow the bridesmaids three to four different styles that make them feel a tad more comfortable. If one has killer shoulders, let them do an off the shoulder style! If someone has an awesome pixie cut, I’m thinking a halter-top is the way to go!

Mismatch

Now on to the daring mismatch idea! But before you panic, let me talk you through an option that won’t have you running for the hills. Granted, I am an art major, so I appreciate the importance of color value. But in my mind, ombre shades of dresses seem to be the perfect solution! Pick one of your favorite colors and assign the shades from lightest to darkest, then connect the girls with identical flowers. Another option is mixing and matching textures. Now lets not get carried away, I’m not talking polka dots and zebra stripes! I’m envisioning the same color, but differentiating the individuals with a sequined dress, a lace dress, and a silk option. This works best in black or navy.

The moral of the story; you can’t mess it up! Regardless of your choice, you and your squad will look beautiful. It is your day and you get to decide what your besties get to wear!

Sciotas: Wedding Signs

From welcoming guests to your wedding to communicating the menu for the evening, signs are an important addition to any wedding. That’s why we’re so excited to share the story of a talented local artist crafting custom signs for weddings, events, and home decor. Meet Hanna Runner, the owner and artisan behind Sciotas.

Tell us a little about your business

My business is something I started the summer of 2016. I was playing around with paints and some wood I had from our barn. I painted my name on the sign and added some flowers. This sign turned into my newest income. I began making signs for people to hang at their homes and it soon turned into a business. I now make wedding signs, home decor, and gifts for my customers. Everything is handmade from my kitchen table.

What is your specialty?

My specialty is wedding signs. I love doing signs for weddings, that’s when my heart is most happy in my work.

What is your favorite part about making wedding signage?

My favorite part about making wedding signs is when the bride or groom sees the work. I love getting to be a part of making their day so big! It brings me so much joy when I see the signs bring life to their big day.

How far in advance do clients need to book with you?

It is important that clients book at least two weeks ahead of time in order for me to have time to make the sign. And I also must have payment before I start on the sign as well.

Any tips for couples looking to book with you?

If you want something out of the ordinary, book with me. I love designing just what the customer is picturing and bringing joy to their special day.

To see more of Hanna’s beautiful designs, click here to follow her on Instagram.

Caleb Blair Jones: Freelance Videography

As always, it is our goal to share the stories of the many talented wedding vendors in the Stillwater area. Below is an interview with Caleb Jones an OSU student and freelance videographer.

Tell us a little about how you got started with wedding videography.

I fell in love with videography by chance and chance alone. I was randomly placed in broadcast journalism class in high school because I needed an elective and I absolutely fell in love with video production. I wasn’t very good at first, but I soon started becoming better and better. Before long, my friends and family took notice and hired me for little gigs here and there. In 2012, two close family friends asked me to film their weddings and I absolutely fell in love with it.

What is your favorite party of wedding videography?

My favorite part of wedding videography is the reactions and compliments I get from couples. I can always tell they are a little nervous because of my age but my favorite part is the pure happiness I see across their faces when I have them watch the video. Weddings are the most important day of people’s lives and I have the privilege of capturing those special moments that they might not remember all the small details.

What is your videography style?

My wedding videography style is very cinematic. I offer wedding films that tell a love story about the couple and about their wedding day. I try and get the most creative and beautiful shots possible.

What types of services do you provide?

Besides videography, I offer full-blown advertising services. I can do website design, copywriting, graphic design, social media, photography and videography. I enjoy the challenge of branding services and maintaining consistency across multiple media platforms. I have been a freelance multimedia artist for six years now.

Other than weddings, what types of events do you cater to?

I am not limited to wedding videography at all. Besides weddings, I film just about anything! I film commercials and promotional videos, music videos, drone videos, PSAs, sports videos, political campaigns and everything in between. If you have a vision for a video, I will make it happen.

Have you had any particularly interesting/exciting shoots?

Although I am just 21 years old, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some exciting shoots. Last summer, I traveled to Peru with my professor to film a documentary for two weeks and I filmed a TV commercial for Bushnell Trail Cameras. I have also been a camera operator for ESPN and FOX Sports. My career has been packed with fun and adventure and I can’t wait to see where videography takes me.

To check out more of  Caleb’s work, visit his website here.

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