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It Means What? It Came From Where?

Ever wonder where "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" came from? Or why sometimes a glass gets broken during a ceremony? Read more to find out about some of the most popular wedding superstitions and practices—and their origins.   Stylish Hip Weddings Photography Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue - We've all heard this rhyme used when someone gets married, but what does it mean? Wearing "something old" represents the bride's past, while the "something new" symbolizes the couple's happy future. The bride is supposed to get her "something borrowed" from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person's good fortune rubs off on her. "Something blue" denotes fidelity and love. Ricky Restiano Photography Wearing a Veil - This custom traces its roots back [...]

By |2017-04-30T17:11:45-04:00April 30, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments

Stephany & Jessica – September 15, 2016

Photographer: Windcatcher Photography Videographer: Preston Films Entertainment: Music Speaks Volumes Thursday, September 15, 2016 was a beautiful day here at West Hills Country Club. Clear skies, 73 degrees and sunny, you could have called it picture perfect. And that's exactly what is was. Stephany and Jessica had been planning their wedding for over a year, making sure everything was perfect down to the last detail. With many DIY pieces, they did an incredible job creating a natural, classic country feel. Congratulations once again Stephany and Jessica. It was truly an honor to host your wedding here at West Hills Country Club, and we wish you both nothing but the best as you take on this wonderful and exciting chapter in your new life together. <3 Stephany + Jessica // West Hills Country Club from Preston [...]

Jessica and Matt – June 4, 2016

Florist: Lucille's Floral of Fishkill Photographer: Erica Lee Photography “When two hearts are meant for each other no distance is so far, no time is so long, and no other love can break them apart.” I'll never forget the day when this beautiful couple walked into my office with their precious daughter Ava. From the moment I met them, I just knew that they belonged here. Their gracious, fun and gentle personalities beautifully matched their wedding colors and decor, and their pure love for one another was nothing short of magical. This truly is what it is all about. Hugs and Kisses, Mallory

Watch 100 Years Of Wedding Dresses In 3 Minutes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes. David Bowie said it best. The perfect soundtrack for the evolution and growth of wedding fashion. Recently, Huffington Post posted a really fun video showing the ever changing styles of wedding dresses. Within the last couple of years, the vintage style has definitely made a comeback, and I have to say, I'm a huge fan. Lots of lace, birdcage veils, and even broach bouquets. I love the idea of taking something with a little history and making it fit in today's world. Then again, after watching the video, maybe there are some styles that should stay in the past. Ha! What do you think about the wedding styles from back then? Check it out here!   Hugs and Kisses, Mallory

Melissa and Josh – May 24, 2014

Venue: West Hills Country Club Photographer: Kevin Ferguson Photography “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” In honor of #tbt, I thought I throw it back to 2014, when my childhood neighbor married her best friend. Melissa and I grew up together. My family purchased our home only a few months before her parents did, and from what we are told, it didn't take very long for our families to become great friends. To this very day, our families are closer than ever, but we've grown from family friends, to just family. Melissa is a year older than me, so we really did go [...]

3 Simple Tips to Unique Bridesmaid Dresses

Do you often get the feeling that bridesmaid’s dresses are almost always the same?  Same basic silhouette, and general fabric. Why so plain and simple? There are ways to add a little uniqueness to them without drawing the attention away from the wedding couple. Here are 3 simple and easy tips to bridesmaid’s dresses that are one of a kind! Play with shades. One of the simplest ways to have unique bridesmaid dresses is to play with the different tones of the color. Many people use basic neutral colors, or use the most prominent color from their bridal décor, but by mixing up the tones of the colors, it allows them to make a statement without being ‘in your face’ bold. Play with styles. On the contrary of what many think, there are [...]

By |2016-02-27T16:41:36-05:00February 27, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

Pucker Up!

When you think about your wedding day, you think about your overall look; your dress, your hair, your accessories, your flowers and everything in between. But let’s not forget about the most important piece of it all. YOU! Play up your most vital asset by adding just the right amount of color right on the smacker. Let’s not forget that today is the day your kissable lips seal the deal! Red, pink, plum, nude, sheer, matte, gloss lacquer- when you start thinking about lipstick for your big day, suddenly there are so many different choices! Steer clear of traditional lipsticks and super shinny glosses, and go right for the lip stain. Some are even flavored! Mmmmm, kissably delicious. No smudges, no transfers and no reason to re-apply; not too dark, not too [...]

By |2016-02-04T14:32:45-05:00February 4, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

Looking for the Perfect Vintage Wedding Look?…Here’s How!

Somewhere within us all is the love for vintage fashion. Its timeless entities and pure elegance never go out of style. Today’s most compelling designers rework, recreate and reinvent the vintage look with a modern twist. Whether it’s your most active piece, or a simple accessory to complete your look, there are many ways to achieve this timeless elegance. Pull apart your mothers closet, dive into your grandmothers bureau and dig through vintage shops for those hidden treasures! Show off an antique diamond wedding ring, a strand of classic pearls, an engraved ivory hair comb or a vintage inspired wedding dress. One little piece can create a look that’s fashion forward, delicately beautiful and uniquely you! The great thing about vintage wedding dresses and accessories is that you can mix and [...]

By |2016-01-21T16:36:12-05:00January 21, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

For the Winter Brides – Wrap Yourself In This!

For brides who see themselves as a snow bunny bride; drawn to fluffy white snow and the crisp winter wind of the world’s cooler places, you might want to consider wrapping yourself in this before stepping outside! It's safe to say that the majority of people get married in the warmer months when nature is in full bloom, especially here at West Hills. But what about the simple elegance of the winter? A winter wedding can be remarkably glamorous, cinematic and simply magical. With the right elements, your winter wedding will be the wonderland you’ve always dreamed of. Think about you and your sweetie in the elegant look of old Hollywood glamour; the groom in tails, and the bride in a white long silk dress, wrapped in fur or faux fur. The [...]

This One’s for you Boys – How to pick your own look!

When it comes to wedding attire, jewelry and accessories, most of the focus immediately goes to the ladies.  At times the importance of the handsomely dashing men seems to get put on the back burner. And well, that's just not right. But not today. Gentleman, today it's about you. Even though many wear basic black and white tuxedos or classic suits, there are still some great opportunities to loosen up and have a little fun with your attire. Tie the weddings overall theme into your get-up by adding a pop of color to your suave look. Small dashes of colorful accents in the simplest forms will help pull the look together. Say goodbye to the traditional black socks and ties and mix in a little color. Heck, maybe look for a dress sock that shows off [...]

By |2015-12-17T12:25:18-05:00December 17, 2015|Weddings|0 Comments
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