10 Celebrity Wedding Details You Can Totally Copy on a Budget
Okay, so celebrity weddings aren’t exactly the most relatable events ever. Sure, they’re insanely gorgeous, but affordable? Not usually. And while you may not be able to hire an IV truck to help all your wedding guests avoid a hangover (*cough, cough* Sofia Vergara), there are definitely certain details you can pick and pull from Hollywood weddings that can easily translate into a gorgeous affair, while still avoiding wedding budget busters. Scroll on down to get that brainstorm going.
1. Whitney Port’s Altar: If you’re planning a beach or destination wedding, things are bound to get expensive fast. Save a little bit in your decor budget by DIYing your own version of Whitney Port’s tropical altar made from palm leaves. (via @whitneyport)
2. Hayley William’s Wedding Cake: There are just about a million details we want to copy from Hayley Williams’s wedding, but this massive donut cake definitely left us drooling. (via @five_daughters_bakery)
3. Jason Mraz’s Wedding Venue: Jason and his now-wife Tina Carano married in a historic Virginia church back in the fall. We were totally awed by the floating frames surrounding the ceremony, and how they created the illusion of being inside while still allowing for a 360-degree view of the outdoors. If you’re planning a backyard wedding and are equipped with some woodworking skills (or you can recruit some), this could definitely be an affordable way to take your venue to the next level. (via @jasonmraz)
4. Aly Michalka’s Wedding Dress: Not so into rocking a traditional white wedding gown? Who says you have to? Disney star Aly Michalka wed director Stephen Ringer in this non-traditional, purple wedding dress and looked like a total star. (via @savingtheseason)
5. Rob Dyrdek’s All-White Decor: If you’re feeling the white dress, why stop there? When Rob Dyrdek and Bryiana Noelle Flores tied the knot a few months back, they dipped their entire wedding in white, all the way down to the flowers and candles. (via @robdyrdek)
6. Hilary Rhoda’s Black Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddings are often all about color, but if you’re not really into all that saturation, don’t be afraid to incorportate some basic black into your day. Model Hilary Rhoda dressed her bridesmaids in these simple and super chic dresses, and they look anything but drab. (via @hilaryhrhoda)
7. Will and Kate’s Wedding Menu: When a menu card from Will and Kate’s 2011 wedding went up for auction last year, it was shared all over the Internet. While we’re not entirely sure what some of these ingredients are, picking out details from the menu could be a great way to generate some ideas for your own. (via Nate Sanders)
8. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross’s Reception Decor: If you’re after a boho-inspired theme, look no further, my friends. Ashley and Evan’s reception was basically a Free People catalogue personified. While you may not be able to do it up quite as grand as these two, DIYing those colorful tapestries or the adorable hanging wreaths could be a great way to evoke a similar vibe. (via @realevanross)
9. Heather Morris’ Photobooth: At Glee actress Heather Morris’s wedding, the photobooth definitely seemed to be the main event – and rightly so. With that many props, why would you want to hang out anywhere else? If you want to create your own, we just so happen to have tons of photo booth inspo. (via @littlelengies)
10. Sofia Vergara’s Floral Theme: To say Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s wedding was extravagant would be a vast understatement. And while this ceremony is STUNNING, anyone who’s looked into floral arrangements knows it’s not cheap. But tone this look down a bit and you have a wedding theme that’s noticeable but still timeless. (via @sofiavergara)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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