Tips for Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day

One question I am frequently asked by brides is "Where should I get ready?" I always prefer the bridal party get ready on-site, if possible. But if not, a hotel works fine as well! Read below to catch some of my tips!

Tips to have the best pre-wedding experience with your maids::

1. Look for a space that has nice natural light and light colored walls! This really is everything! Not only will your Hair and Makeup artist be happy, but your photographer will love you! 

2. Look for pretty furniture and accent pieces! This is the second thing my brian automatically looks for when seeing a bridal room for the first time (aside from the lighting and paint color). I scour the room to see what 'props' we can use the day of! I am looking for a nice settee for the 'putting on your shoes photo' or a beautiful side table to style champagne glasses on. Is there a tray in the room? Would it work for invitations? I always prefer that the bride get ready on site, because, hopefully, the bridal room is decorated similar to the venue's overall feel which reflects your wedding's overall feel. I am all about cohesiveness! 

3. Clear out the clutter! I can not stress this enough! If the room is large enough, designate an area for your 'getting ready photos' and try your best to leave it be. There is nothing worse than a water bottle (or two, or three) sitting ever so delicately on a side table in the background of a photo. 

4. Think about "pretty snacks and drinks". Swap out plastic water bottles for a pitcher of water (with lime!) and water goblets or provide a big bowl of fruit instead of granola bars whose wrappers have a tendency to wind up on the floor!

All in all, just being aware of your surroundings when choosing a room to get ready in is key! Happy prepping! 

Photos by Taylor Lord Photography Via Brides of North Texas Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015 issue (pages 43-62), Styled By Lindsey Zamora, Hair and Makeup artists on set: Brittany Jones , Randee Strand, Samantha Landis and Wendy Zerrudo, table and tray: PropMaker Event Rentals, Florals: Stems of Dallas, Vases: Gold Dust Vintage, Floral Shirt: Pretty Plum Sugar, Video: Beyond

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Melange Workshop Part 1

I was so honored when Becca and Nicole asked me to design and style their Melange workshop! This full styled shoot took place on the first day at The Union on Eighth in Georgetown, Texas. As soon as I saw the venue, I knew I wanted to embrace it’s industrial charm. The building was so beautiful with its original wooden walls, high ceilings and windows that flooded natural light from every direction. The vision grew organically, starting with a modern, yet soft feel. A patina coffee table jumpstarted the overall design and color palette of olive, coffee, gold, ivory and blush. I opted for a minimal tablescape using simple china and a mixture of ivory and caramel candles that stretched the entire length of the table. To pull in a softer feel, several yards of gauzy fabric were delicately hung from the ceiling and surrounded by soft candlelight. Detailed vignettes of shoes, florals, invitation suites and presents were simply styled to further enhance the organic modernism. I was so pleased how well the venue enhanced the shoot with it’s interesting architectural backdrops, reflected in the moody and romantic feel that encompassed this shoot. See more of the shoot on Magnolia Rouge here

Workshop:: Melange by Becca Lea Photography and Nicole Berrett Photography  |  Creative Direction and Styling:: Lindsey Zamora  | Planning:: Naomi Pak  |  Venue:: The Union on Eighth  |  Florals:: Stems of Dallas  | Rentals:: Loot Vintage Rentals  |  Cake:: Green Lily Bakery  |  Invitation and Calligraphy:: The Weekend Type  | Hair and makeup:: Savannah King  |  Dress:: The Dress Theory (Theia)  |  Ribbon:: Silk and Willow  |  Custom Cape:: Lindsey Zamora

Chateau Cocomar with Mint Photography | Houston Wedding Design

This gorgeous shoot I had the pleasure of styling a few months back was featured on two of my all-time favorite wedding blogs- Wedding Sparrow and Once Wed! I fell head-over-heels-in-love when Mint Photography asked me to collaborate on a shoot at Chateau Cocomar. The venue just oozes with natural light, french charm and features original architectural details dating back two-hundred years! 

Photography- Mint Photography //  Design & Styling- Lindsey Zamora // Florals- Without Wax, Katy // Gowns- Sarah Seven // Bridal Accessories- Hushed Commotion // Invitation Suite- Written Word Calligraphy // Venue- Chateau Cocomar // Vintage Rentals- The Borrowed Flea // Hair- Jen Hong with Jenuine Artistry // Makeup- Jennie Carranza