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Bridal Gown Workout Plan

Wedding Fitness Plan

After finding your perfect bridal gown, the next thought is generally, "I want to look amazing in that dress!"  Most brides start some type of diet or workout plan prior to their wedding day.  We would like to recommend starting a routine at least 6 months before the wedding so it can calm your nerves, not increase your stress.  Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can reduce and prepare you to better cope with stress according to, a trusted non-profit resource written by experts.

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It is important when looking at diet options leading up to your big day to remember to stay healthy.  Opt for low-calorie, nutritious meals.  Many websites offer diet plans, just make sure you are providing your body with the nutrients it needs for energy, raw materials (like protein and calcium), and vitamins during this busy time in your life.  You can find tasty recipes on websites such as Delish for wedding diets.

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I am personally a large fan of exercise as a stress-reliever, for a bride in the midst of planning this could really be a great tool to remain calm, cool, and collected.  Setting an exercise routine is also a fantastic way to tone target spots for your wedding day.  Your wedding dress can help define what areas you wants to aim your focus: arms, stomach, back, etc.  There are many fitness plans available including individual workout plans or hiring a personal trainer.  Fitness plans available on the web include The Sexy Bride Workout Plan by Shape, Shape Up: 6-Month Wedding Fitness Plan by The Knot, and 20-Minute Circuit Workout for Buff Brides by Fitness Magazine to name a few.

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Stay healthy, fit, and happy with a wedding fitness plan that works for you!  Contact us at for more information.

Have a great day! Heather


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Apr 05, 2012 08:46 PM

Expanding to Austin, Texas!

Wedding Planning

We are very happy to announce that we are expanding our services to include Austin, Texas starting April 2012!  Austin is a very special place for us at Vintage&Lace. Our co-owners, Heather and Rachael, met during their very first day of college at St. Edward's University in south Austin ten years ago.

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Vintage&Lace has been focusing on Destination Weddings on the Big Island of Hawaii (where Rachael lives and works) for the past year and has achieved great success and will continue to fully operate in Hawaii.  However, starting in April we will now offer full services in wedding planning, coordinating, and designing in Austin where Heather now lives. While we each operate primarily in our own locations, we will continue our distinct incorporation as a unique partnership where we consult each other sharing ideas and experiences to ensure you have a beautiful wedding.

Austin is a fantastic city to eat, drink, and get married!  It is known as the Live Music Capital of the World with over 200 music venues in the city limits.  On any given night you can catch a live show at Stubb's or go on Sunday for their delicious Gospel Brunch.  You can escape to nature right outside your city door with options such as the Greenbelt, Zilker, and Town Lake. Just minutes from downtown you have all the beautiful scenery of the hill country and Lake Travis.  With all these attractions this city has to offer, the wedding design and venue possibilities are unlimited!

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Visit our new Austin website for more information on wedding services!

Apr 03, 2012 08:35 PM

Wedding Themes

Wedding Planning & Style

We recommend designing your wedding around a general theme at the very least.  It is important that all the colors and details are cohesive and project a common style.  The most important elements to consider when building an image of your wedding's theme are the venue, your dress, the flowers, invitations, and wedding colors.  The other details can follow.  The venue is listed first because it is the template for your wedding vision.  For example, it can be costly to transition a modern building into a rustic country themed wedding, it is possible, but if you are on a budget we recommend matching the venue to the theme.

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Rustic Country Wedding Theme

Next is your dress.  If you are having a spring or summer wedding you don't necessarily want to wear a heavy fabric like felt or brocade, these fabrics are designed for the cooler months.  You also want to make sure the dress fits the vision you have for your wedding.  A sparkling ball gown doesn't really fit the style of a eco-friendly green wedding.  If you are very particular about the dress, maybe do your dress shopping first and build your wedding theme around the perfect dress.

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Summer Nights Wedding Theme

Your bridal bouquet, attendant bouquets, and flower decor are essential elements to your wedding theme.  If you are wanting a decade-themed wedding, select popular flowers from that decade.  If you are doing a over-the-top seasonal wedding, select flowers that bloom during that season.  Your floral arrangements need to align with your wedding theme and create the image you want to project.

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Vintage Wedding Theme

Your wedding invitations are the first introduction your guests get to your wedding theme.  There are endless options available for your invites whether you order, print, or make-your-own.

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Romantic Beach Themed Wedding

All wedding details tie back in with your wedding colors or complimentary colors.  Your floral choices, invitations, bridesmaid gowns, and decor pieces all should fall into a color palette of your choosing.  There are no rules as to how many colors you can add to your palette, just make sure that pops of color are tasteful and that all colors follow the overall theme of your wedding.

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White and Ivory Themed Wedding

For more wedding theme ideas, contact us at

Have a great weekend! Heather


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Mar 31, 2012 10:12 PM

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