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November 24, 2020 - No Comments!

5 Dreamy Wedding Veils (under $25)

Wedding veils add that final touch to many wedding day styles. If you are choosing to add this classic addition to your wedding look, the hefty price tag can be surprising! In order to cut down on cost while keeping the look and quality desired, we recommend checking out Amazon. There are endless options to choose from to suit any style! So, while you are shopping for your wedding day must haves, why not browse through wedding veil options? To help narrow down the list, we are sharing our top 5 best wedding veils on Amazon that won't break the bank!

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1. Simple Tulle Wedding Veil

This simplistic edge cut wedding veil is ideal for those that prefer a classic yet minimal style. A mix of two layers including white and ivory tulle will help to ensure that the veil will match your gown or tux without seeing it in person. The shorter length is perfect for those that prefer wedding veils that easily transition throughout the entire day (perfect for the dancefloor)!

Pros:

  • 4.4 stars
  • $12.98
  • Ready to wear with attached comb
  • Lightweight for full day wear, made of 100% tulle

Cons:

  • Only one color available
  • Extremely delicate due to soft tulle fabric (be sure to designate a member of your wedding party to take extra care of your veil pre-wedding!)

Customer Review:

"Beautiful, great length. Heavy enough to stay in place, light enough to flow pleasantly in the wind."

Simple tulle wedding veil buy here

2. Dramatic Trailing Wedding Veil

This is the wedding veil for making a dramatic grand entrance at the ceremony! At approximately 9 feet in length, this trailing veil will be the focal point of any wedding day look. This option is ideal for capturing creative wedding veil photos. As a bonus, three colors are available! For a wedding veil this long, we would recommend wearing this option only for the ceremony and photography.

Pros:

  • 4.6 stars
  • $24.99
  • Ready to wear with a hand-sewn on flexible metal wire comb.
  • Available in: Ivory, Off-White, and White.

Cons:

  • Veil length is not wearable for the full-day. However, an outfit change for the reception can be super fun!
  • The soft tulle fabric wrinkles easily (keep a steamer handy on wedding day!)

Customer Review:

"This photo doesn't do the veil justice. It's beautiful. I shopped around at high end boutiques for my veil and didn't find anything I liked. I ordered this basically winging it and boy was I pleasantly surprised. Great quality. Flows great and looks beautiful. The bridal place where I took it to get steamed was shocked when I told them where I got it from and how much it was."

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3. Elegant Lace-Trimmed Veil

For all of the true romantics, this dreamy lace-trimmed wedding veil is for you. This is also one of the most affordable options from our list! With the addition of crystal beads and lace detail, we can envision this veil at a festive holiday wedding.

Pros:

  • 4.4 stars
  • $9.99
  • Crystal beaded lace trimmed design
  • Ready to wear with attached comb

Cons:

  • Only available in one color
  • Design is not as versatile for every wedding look

Customer Review:

"I couldn’t believe the price and it’s better than I expected , you can’t go wrong if you are looking for something classy yet simple, it’s tul with appliqués , each appliqué has tiny little diamonds . It’s a nice inexpensive veil"

Mid length lace trimmed veil buy here

4. Raw Cut Boho Wedding Veil

This raw cut wedding veil is an extremely versatile option for many different styles! The veil is available in a wide range of colors with an attached hair comb that can be customized. Boho brides may choose to stick with the simple ivory raw cut option for a natural style. For an alternative, edgy look a black veil color is even available. If you can't decide, with this option you might choose to order two wedding veils for different designs!

Pros:

  • 4.7 stars
  • Available in various colors
  • Customizable textures and comb styles
  • Made of soft-tulle fabric

Cons:

  • Price various depending on selected style
  • Only available in a raw cut

Customer Review:

"I originally had a short/medium length veil and decided 4 days before the wedding that I wanted a long veil. This was a great choice and came in fast. I didn't want to buy an expensive veil for a ceremony that would only last ~15 min. This veil was affordable and turned out beautiful in the pictures."

5. Two tier Glam Wedding Veil

For a wedding veil that is just as glam as your wedding gown, this two tier option will not disappoint! This customizable option is available in a variety of lace and bead details.

Pros:

  • 4.6 stars (Amazon Bestseller)
  • Customizable lace and bead details
  • Ready to wear with comb included
  • 2 tier style offers the option for full day wear

Cons:

  • Price ranges depending upon desired style
  • Color variety includes only white and ivory

Customer Review:

"I loved this veil! It was perfect for what I wanted and not overly expensive. I’d highly recommend this veil if your looking for simple and cute and a good price. It stayed in pretty well when it was put in by the hair dresser with a good amount of Bobby pins. It didn’t move an inch! The lace details are beautiful and it’s a good length."

Which veil did you love? Can you picture yourself with a veil on your wedding day?

If you're not sure whether or not you want a veil, buying an inexpensive one like these is a great idea so that you can try it on during your hair and makeup trial and see how you feel.

Remember, you should take your veil off during the reception anyway so you can party the night away!

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Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

November 17, 2020 - No Comments!

Color of the Month: Sage Green

Almost every wedding we plan is filled with the color of the month: sage green (hello eucalyptus) so, we understand the trend! This calming color can actually work well will many different designs without being too neutral. From what to wear to tablescapes, we are sharing our favorite wedding design ideas incorporating the color. While it may be the color of the month, sage green is a timeless choice to add to your next event's color palette!

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Bright & Romantic

If you are a true romantic, there is nothing more dreamy than being surrounded by lush greenery. You may find inspiration from your outdoor venue space! Adding in pastel blush tones and lace textures with the sage green color will brighten up your wedding design. You may include a complementing color similar in tone for a unique look. We are a fan of indigo from this intimate Montreal wedding.

Boho Chic

The best way to keep a design boho-inspired is to include plenty of natural elements. So, place some fresh eucalyptus onto vintage furniture or add a sage green centerpiece onto your guest tables. Don't overthink it! This edgy boho chic wedding would not have been the same without the pretty floral and greenery additions!

Dark & Moody

Moving on to something more dark and moody! If industrial venues and leather jackets are your style, this design is perfect for you. Sage green is available in many different tones. Therefore, it will look extra edgy with deeper colors. Your alternative wedding design will stand out with a bit of added greenery to break up harsh lines and dark backdrops.

Photographer Matt and Jess Photography | Planner 'Cause We Can Events | Catering TGIS | Florals Rosewater Florals  | Venue Smoky Hollow Studios | Desserts Susie Cakes | DJ DJ Will Gill | Videography Silver and Soul Weddings | Rentals La Pinata Rentals | Photobooth Hollywood Photobooth | Invitations Think Make Design |Chalk Art Fiber and Dye | Arcade Games Fun Time Arcades

Minimalistic

There is something so refreshing about keeping things simple especially with an intimate wedding. You may choose to stick with minimal decor and florals only during your elopement. For a minimalist reception design, introduce sage green onto your glassware or linens. Browse online at our favorite store for some inspiration. Minimal decor is also an effective way to remain eco-friendly. You can choose to rent curated tabletop pieces rather than buying each item. There is always a way to remain sustainable even when planning a wedding!

Rentals: La Pinata Party and Signature Party Rentals.
Photographer Lauren Mihae | Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events | Florals Flower Duet | Officiant Matt Rothert | Beauty Beach Bridal Beauty | Getting Ready Hotel Pacific Edge 

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

November 9, 2020 - No Comments!

Nashville Wedding Venue Tour: Germantown Inn

Want an intimate wedding at a Tennessee venue with historic charm? We recently took a venue tour at the Germantown Inn, in Nashville, Tennessee. Germantown is the oldest neighborhood in Nashville with plenty of things to do during your stay. The inn's 1865 property was originally a Federal-style house that has been reimagined into a modern historic boutique hotel.

The Event and Wedding Spaces

With four unique indoor and outdoor event spaces available, the Germantown Inn can accommodate all aspects of your event. First, on our venue tour, we toured the courtyard terrace, an ideal space for a ceremony or private cocktail hour under the cafe lights.

Next, on the rooftop veranda, enjoy a view of the city while celebrating with guests. This is the perfect space for an intimate wedding. We can already picture a family-style seating reception here! During our visit, the inn was set up for a baby shower. Therefore, we got a sneak peek as to what real-life events look like at the inn!

After touring the outdoor space, we moved indoors. The parlor can serve as a lounge space to greet guests as they arrive. However, the area can easily transform to suit any vision. It is always a perk to find a venue that is so versatile for each event!

The Rooms

Lastly, we took a look at the rooms at the inn. After touring the event spaces at any venue, it is important to check out where our couples will be getting ready for their wedding day. Each interior space was designed by a local Nashville designer, McLean Barbieri. Modern details that honor the historic architecture of the venue make every room unique. It is safe to say that the photography opportunities at the Germantown Inn are endless!

We had a blast on our venue tour at this charming venue space! Who is ready to plan an event here with our team? Email us or email Kellie, the venue manager for more details about the Germantown Inn for your wedding or event.

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

November 2, 2020 - No Comments!

Cute & Colorful Llama First Birthday Party

While our team here at 'Cause We Can Events mostly does weddings, we love sprinkling in some fun creative events like one year old birthday parties! If you haven't yet been to a llama themed birthday party, today is your lucky day!

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The party venue

This particular party took place at a home in Los Angeles that we rented off of PeerSpace. Cool, right? I don't often have the opportunity to look for venues on there but it was the perfect space for a birthday party.

Our clients 'must-haves' for the birthday party venue were simple but still required a little research. On their list was:

  • Great outdoor backyard
  • Some outdoor seating
  • Room for a taco cart
  • Access to restrooms indoor
  • Access to a kitchen for preparations

This house checked off all of our boxes and as a bonus, it had an amazing outdoor bar! This bar officially made it to my own Pinterest 'dream house' board. All we had to add was this colorful shimmery paper garland to add a little pop of color.

The party rentals

Now, a one year old llama birthday party should have all the cutest details and this one definitely did! We rented several pieces of bohemian furniture from Provenance Rentals in Los Angeles. From this cute Agua Fresca table to the fun peacock chair, it was really fun for us as event planners to pick out pieces for this party.

Want to recreate the look? We've gathered our favorite items for you to shop. Check our out "Bohemian Birthday Party" shopping list!

Birthday Party Games

No party is complete without a few fun games, right? Even though the birthday girl was only turning one, a lot of the guests were kids aged 5-10. We had a giant connect four game, giant Jenga, a balloon show and a couple ball games around the lawn.

For the parents, we had a fully stocked bar and bartender ready to make them an afternoon cocktail to go with their taco feast. I think it's safe to say that all guests were well taken care of.

Birthday party food ideas

Of course, no party is completely without delicious food, drinks and desserts! The birthday girl's family brought homemade spring rolls and we had an amazing Taco Cart vendor there. Guests got to eat as much as they wanted!

The desserts were almost like an art installation! We decided to use a great white antique dresser from Provenance Rentals to stage all of the desserts on. The key to creating a great dessert display is to have multiple levels of treats. Place them on cake stands, inside drawers and on lower platters.

How cute are the llama and cactus cookies that Nicole Bakes Cakes made! They were a huge hit and also a great gift for guests to take home after the party.

llama and cactus cookies individually wrapped and displayed in a dresser drawer

I think we can all agree that the star of the show is this adorable llama birthday cake!! Nicole Bakes Cakes knocked it out of the park as always and had everyone snapping photos of this cute llama smash cake.

First birthday party favors

The birthday girl received some incredible gifts from friends and family. We also wanted to thank guests for coming to the party by giving them a little party favor as well.

The kids who attended each got a llama party bag filled with goodies like bubbles, slime and treats. Of course, everyone was encouraged to take the cactus and llama cookies home as well!

Vendor team

Shoutout to the amazing vendors who helped bring this llama birthday party vision to life!

Photography by Julie Shuford // Planning & Design by 'Cause We Can Events // Desserts by Nicole Bakes Cakes // Rentals by Provenance Rentals // Florals by Flower Duet // Bartending by The Events Boutique // Aqua Fresca by J&J Aqua Frescas // Taco Cart Tacos El Mexicano // Kids Entertainment Kid Party Productions

Let us know what you thought of this fun llama birthday party!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle