By: Sana Harhara
As a little girl you always imagined what you’d look like the day of your wedding. Over time that vision changes and tweaks and only gets better and more realistic with age. A lot goes into planning a wedding such as the big details from choosing a venue, selecting your bridesmaids, to the smaller details such as center pieces, flowers, and arrangements.
For us ladies hair plays a important role for any bride. A lot of the time a bride seems to believe that she has to follow the latest trends. its more so about your preference than anything else and you can never go wrong with a classic hairstyle.
Hopefully you find your hair style down below or some kind of inspiration. Enjoy!
The “classic”. This is the perfect foundation to either dress this look up by wearing a diamond studded headpiece or flowers or play it down with a light veil and pearl earrings.
the half- up do adding a ump to your hair for your big day. It gives a youthful playful look.
The ponytail is something that not a lot of brides consider, but it is a possibility. It can be the one casual asset to your big extravaganza. And with a touch of some jewel you can play it up.
You cant go wrong with leaving your hair down on your big day. Maybe in lose curls or waves.
Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you feel beautiful and extra special on your big day!
You want your big day to be perfect. One of the first decisions you will make will be choosing your color(s). You may gravitate towards something you have seen at your friends wedding or your all time favorite color. You may also quickly realize that is not what you want. Below are some unique wedding themes that will leave your guest mesmerized making your wedding a one to remember.
Black and Gold
Pomegranate & Ivory
Blush & Grey
Rose gold & Pink
Lavender & Sea foam
Brown Sequin & Gold
Photo Sources: http://blog.exclusivelyweddings.com/2014/01/23/10-awesome-wedding-colors-you-havent-thought-of/ , Ceci New York, theweddingspecialist.com, Eweddingfavors.com, MODwedding, Brit+Co
Summer is officially upon us. For us ladies, that means we have to be very conscious of how much (or how less) makeup we should wear. For summer brides, you want to look your best on your day and keep that gorgeous look lasting all day and night . When it’s hot or humid (or both!) our makeup tends to “slide” off or not last as long as we would like it to. So we have listed some makeup products that we believe to last in the heat of these summer days and will still give you that beautiful wedding day look! -Justine Tausch
Splurge- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner $25
Splurge– Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $21
Splurge– NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick $27
Save– NYX Matte Lipstick $5.99
1. The View
there is no denial that the Skyroom is known for its view. We have the best view in town. The entire city lights up at night .
We are not the most expensive venue nor are we the cheapest. Skyroom lands somewhere in between. Our pricing starts at $3,400.
Our staff consist of hardworking dedicated individuals that are looking to make your event a one to remember. From the beginning to the end our staff is there to fulfill your needs and desires.
From room décor, to choice of caterers, and room layout we try to accommodate to our clients as best as we can.
5. Space and Dance floor
With enough space to accommodate 800 people our facility offers one of the largest dance floors in San Antonio (28 x 28)
Since the venue is located within a University we have a safe friendly environment on and off the campus.
The Skyroom provides all the accommodations of a downtown venue without the hassle. It is near the Airport and located by the many downtown hotels that we are in partnership and can offer great deals.
They speak for themselves. You can find them in magazines such as The Knot, Wedding Wire, and our own website.
By: Sana Harhara
Summer time is a time to relax, catch up with family and friends, and maybe say your I do’s! Whether you are planning to have an indoor or outdoor wedding these tips will help you make the most of the weather and your joyous occasion.
Pastel colors always seem to make a comeback every summer. You can cleverly mix colors and have more of a variety in you wedding. Whether you want to incorporate them in your décor or in your bridal parties dresses, it is sure to brighten up your wedding while still setting the soft neutral look.
The non-white traditional dress
Summer time is the perfect time to stir away from the traditional white wedding dress. Maybe go for the off white, ivory, or even blush. the tones will compliment the overall atmosphere and be something different and fun.
Floral headbands, lace, and fringes! These looks are effortless and can be easily achieved. It can also be incorporated in your invitations and wedding décor. Boho is the way to go!
There are two wins in this. For one you wont be spending a lot of money and two most of these decors can be found on Pinterest. And if you are having an outdoor wedding the outdoor scenery is easily the main attraction.
Your party favors can favor to the time of the year. summer time. And less is more. Maybe incorporate some snacks that can help your guest cool off. A fruit bar is easy way to save some money and is a mouth watering snack. Some other ideas are maybe a mason jar full of pecans or homemade jelly. The possibilities are endless!
The Rosenberg Sky Room is pleased to announce it’s very first house for it’s other beautiful venue, the Denman Estate! The Denman Estate, also owned by The University of the Incarnate Word, is a 1300 sq foot retreat center located off of I10 and Callaghan. This beautiful vintage and southern mansion includes a pool house and naturally well fed pond that adds a beautiful scenery to any event.
The Denman Estate open house will be a Great Gatsby themed party on Friday, September 13, 2013. Come enjoy drinks, food, deserts and great music, while touring the Denman Estate for your next corporate meeting or intimate wedding. Several local vendors from caterers, to cake specialists will be availalbe to answer any questions you may have regarding booking them for your event. Come bask in the beautiful southern venue that is the Denman Estate.
You can RSVP to the open house by calling or emaling the Sky Room. You can reach us at 210-805-5805 or at our email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Weddings include a lot of partying and social gatherings designed to celebrate the bride’s big day. Most brides include a bridesmaid’s brunch or a rehearsal dinner prior to their event. Bachelorette parties and bridal showers are two more examples of occasions that require planning. What does this mean for us girls? New outfits. But what is appropriate to wear to these gatherings? Check out our blog post on what to wear to all wedding events, from the bridal shower, to the reception, and save yourself the stress of pulling together another picture perfect outfit.
Let’s start with the bridal shower and work our way to the big day.
Bridal Shower Attire:
Bridal Showers are the perfect way to celebrate the bride’s big day with close girlfriends. These usually take place during the daytime anywhere from 12-6 p.m. Flirty sundresses or chiffon maxis are perfect for these fun girlie get- togethers! Dress up a simple sundress with bright chunky jewelry, or add big dangly earrings to a classy maxi dress. For summer bridal showers, pull your hair away from your face by rocking the very classy/edgy “topknot” look. Check out this video on how to create the perfect summer-looking bun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S6MQPTiRGk
Bachelorette Party Attire: The very popular bachelorette party should be a night to remember, not to regret. Dressing for this event can often be tricky because most stores are chalked-full of ‘too tight’ dresses and 6 inch pleather heels. Basic dresses are best in order to avoid “outshining” the bride. Stores like H&M and Forever 21 carry basic fitted dresses that can easily be dressed up with chunky jewelry. Avoid cheap, sparkly dresses from these stores. Due to the cheap material, sparkles and embellishments are likely to fall off and ruin the overall look. Sparkly skirts and basic tops work well for nightlife style as well.
Helpful Hint: Bachelorette parties usually call for “bachlelorette attire” such as buttons and crowns that signify the bride. These are a fun way to celebrate her big day, however, steer clear of tacky accessories with foul language. These make the celebration look less classy and pictures of the big night slightly tacky.
Rehearsal Dinner Attire: The rehearsal dinner is the most formal of the three gatherings discussed so far. Since it is usually held in the evening, fresh makeup with a bright lip is usually acceptable. Knee length or slightly above the knee dresses are a safe, tasteful choice. Choose warmer colors such as a navy, black, or dark gray for night ware. Accessorize with pearls or small gold jewelry to give a fancier edge to your look.
Reception Attire: Reception attire varies based on the venue and time of year. For example, if attending a summer wedding, steer away from long sleeve material. If the reception is outside during a summer month, dress cool and light. Avoid cotton material which will make you look underdressed, and avoid floor length dresses which usually make you look overdressed. Abide by the usual rule of not wearing white. It’s standard that only the bride is dressed in completely white, no matter what the season. Remember: The focus should be on the bride and groom only. Overly embellished attire is discouraged as it will draw attention from the bride. Stay simple and conservative.
Helpful Hint: Receptions usually entail drinking and lots of dancing. Pack a pair of flats to dance the night away in instead of dancing barefoot. Flats always look well with dresses and any shoe looks better than dancing barefoot on a dirty floor.
We hope you enjoyed this guide to dressing for each event. Now you are fully prepared for every fun-filled gathering that a wedding entails. Remember, classy not trashy!
As we all know, weddings are extremely pricy. From thousand dollar flower boquets, to hundred dollar wedding invitations, any opportunity to save money is more than helpful. Lucky for you, a new trend is emerging that adds originality and personal touches to your wedding AND saves you money: DIY ( do it yourself) weddings.
The DIY craze began with the public obsession with the social blogging site- pinterest. Pinterest appeals to anyone- from stay-at-home mothers to popular fashion bloggers. Pinterest began with a “wedding” board which hosted photos from elaboarte to simple wedding receptions. With the wedding board becoming increasingly popular among women, pinterest began the DIY/ craft board which hosted photos of cute and cheap crafts you can do at home. This quickly snowballed into “DIY” for weddings and the craze hasn’t stopped since.
From decorating mason jars used to hold organic grown flowers, to creating your own “save the dates” costs can easily be cut when it comes time to completing those last minute details for your big day.
Here are a few “Do’s and Don’ts” when you are debating what you should do in the comfort of your own home, and what you should splurge on.
Ceremony Decor: Spending thousands of dollars on flowers for the ceremony, which usually lasts only an hour, seems like a waste of money if you are on a budget. Pay close attention to the church and the architecture that it entails. If your ceremony site is elaborate in itself, there usually is no need for over decorating. Use organic grown flowers to hang from the sides of the pews, or create one large beautiful boquet to be placed at the alter for picture purposes.
Save the Dates: Ordering wedding invitations can range anywhere from $10-$20 a person when ordered through an invitation company. At times, they may cost even more a person based on what you prefer them to entail. Save yourself hundreds by venturing to your local Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or even scrapbook specialty store to purchase your own cardstock in large pieces. Sometimes these stores even allow you to buy them in bulk. Make sure you have a good pair of scissors and a tool that can cut edges evenly before you start your invitations. Having your own paper will allow you to control exactly what size you would like each invitation. Add cute ribbon at the top by using a simple one or two punch hole puncher. You can also purchase any size rhinestones in a package at your local craft store. Jazz up your invitations with a little sparkle by placing one or two rhinestones at the top or bottom of the invitation. Creating your own invitations can be a fun way to bond with friends, family, or even your own bridal party. Make a craft day with friends and a couple of bottles of wine! Enjoy!
Wedding Favors: Wedding favors are a great way for your guests to remember your wedding, but they can also prove to be quite pricy and brides often get carried away by feeling obligated to give too much. Small trinkets such as bubbles or even home-baked cookies are easy to make or buy and look cute inside of gift bags that can be bought at your local wal-mart. Purchase printable stickers at Michaels and type you and your spouse’s name and the date of the wedding for a more personal memory for guests.
Remember: This is your wedding day. Your guests are there to support you and your future. Small, cheap, but thoughtful gifts are a great way for guests to remember your big day and feel appreciated. Stray away from drastic gifts, like the puppies in the movies Bridesmaids. Less is more!
Wedding Cake: Following directions on Pinterest look easy enough and the picture sitting on your computer screen makes the project look totally worth it, however, stray away from baking your own cake. Cake tastings are a fun and memorable experience for the bride and groom and allow both of you to taste several different flavors and share a part of the big day together. When it comes to fancy fondues and real vivid flowers on your cake, leave it to a professional. The last thing you want when it comes time for cake pictures is a melting cake crumbling from the bottom. Check out local cake shops and try as many flavors as necessary for both of you to come to a decision. Brides and grooms cakes are trending, and if the budget allows it, let the groom pick a cake that describes him. Fire hats, or baseballs, are a cute way to show the grooms personality through a cake.
Catering: Catering your own wedding falls under the same category as baking your own wedding cake. Don’t do it. Although you might whip up the best fettuccini alfredo ever tasted, you don’t need any more pressure on your big day. Caterers often provide linen, warmers, and are usually already familiar with the vendors in the area. This alone, makes it easier for you to spend money on your food and not have to worry about all your guests getting fed and if they like it or not. Caterers also meet with the bride and groom and host tastings so couples can decide on dishes together. You don’t need the extra stress of cooking and cleaning on your big day. Leave it to the caterers. That’s what you are paying them for.
Photography: Photographers capture every moment of your big day, and after all the money and stress that went into the planning, isn’t that all you want? Refrain from using your own digital camera or Iphone to take pictures of your wedding. A photographer will be there to get every moment, from the kiss in the ceremony, to the cake cutting. This eliminates the pressure of you trying to take your own pictures and worrying if they came out ok. Hire a photographer and meet with him prior to your event to highlight what moments are most important to you ( Ex: dads dance, entrance, etc.) Create a timeline for your photographer so he knows where to be at which time. This also saves time and miscommunication issues the day of.
For more DIY ideas regarding everything from flowers to wedding favors, visit the Sky Room pinterest at http://pinterest.com/uiwskyroom/boards/ . Remember that weddings are stressful and costly, but cutting costs can be as easy as creating your own invites! Check out pinterest under “ wedding” and “DIY” for more ideas. And once again, don’t forget to check out our pinterest at http://pinterest.com/uiwskyroom/boards/
Check out the beautiful April 27 wedding held at the Denamn Estate, Incarnate Words other venue. Thank you to all the vendors who helped contribute to this amazing event. For more information on the Denman Estate, visit the Rosenberg Sky Room’s website at www.uiw.edu/skyroom and click on the Denman Estate page. For direct information on the Denman Estate or to speak with our Operations Manager , call 210-805-5805.
We look forward to hearing from you and would love to help you make your special day come true!