Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

TBS Inspiration: Plaid in Weddings

Everyone knows that plaid is back ... it's back BIG TIME. A lot of times, whenever there is a trend in fashion, there is a similar trend in entertaining. So it makes perfect sense to me why I am beginning to see plaid make its way into my clients weddings.

I am for one a huge fan of plaid in fall and winter weddings. It creates a warm and cozy feel the the space. So bring on the plaid!!






Sources: 1. Beautiful Weddings 2. HomeGoods 4. Brooklyn Bride

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Bridal Solution in HER Magazine

Have you picked up the bridal issue of HER Magazine this month? Inside has some great tips for planning your wedding AND a couple of ideas from yours truly regarding children at the wedding. Check it out here ... HER Bridal Issue



Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Attention Brides: Bridal U is Officially OPEN

Bridal U is officially open to Brides, Couples, Family Members, Bridal Party and Friends. Seating is extremely limited, so don't wait to sign up. Every registered bride will receive a free tshirt and goodie bag, compliments of The Bridal Solution, llc.

To register, please head to http://www.theBridalU.com and click the "Early bird Registration" tab in the upper right hand corner and fill out the appropriate information. You may also scroll down to the bottom of the page and register. If you would like to go to the ticket hub, please go to: http://www.thebridau.eventbrite.com or by clicking here.

If you have ANY additional questions you need answered, please email theBridalU@gmail.com, and a representative will get back with you as soon as possible. If in the event you need immediate assistance, please contact Natalie with The Bridal Solution, llc. at 573-808-3112.


Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Bridal Solution on Today's News

If you aren't busy tomorrow {December 8th, 2011} please check out KOMU U-News with Sara Hill at 4:00 PM. The Bridal Solution will be on the show tomrorow speaking about Bridal U, and just giving the viewers a bit more information about the event itself!



If you do not live in Mid-Missouri, and would still like to watch, pleae visit KOMU News's website here, and click "View Live."

For additional informtation about the Bridal U, check out our website here!


Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Press Release: December 2011

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Natalie Imhoff
The Bridal Solution, llc.
573-808-3112
thebridalsolution@gmail.com


The Bridal Solution and UMC Students Launch Bridal U to Educate Brides

“Providing Brides the Knowledge to Plan the Perfect Wedding”

Columbia, Missouri – November 30, 2011 – The Bridal Solution’s Natalie Imhoff and University-of-Missouri Students in the Hospitality Management Program are fusing education and inspiration in a new event their calling Bridal University. This one-day intensive conference style affair brings together The Bridal Solution’s top wedding professionals and brides who are looking for that extra help planning their special day. This informative planning series will give couples the expert guidance, tools and resources they need through the entire planning process.
“There is very limited information about the logistics of planning a wedding,” say’s Natalie Imhoff, owner of The Bridal Solution, llc. “Every bride can use some guidance when planning their special day.” Couples will be able to hear and talk to experts in all different fields, allowing them to receive customized advice without the high price tag of hourly consultations. Those in attendance will be able to sample amazing cuisine and desserts prepared by Fresh Ideas throughout the day and tour the tablescapes full of design inspiration for the 2012 bride. Brides who attend Bridal U will have the benefit of hearing wedding experts in their current market speak on topics like menu planning, photography tips, and the importance of having an on-site coordinator.
Bridal University will be held at the Kimball Ballroom on Stephen’s College Campus, and is scheduled for February 19, 2012. Brides are encouraged to register early to receive a discounted ticket price. All brides who attend Bridal University will receive a complimentary gift bag and Bridal U t-shirt. Attendance is limited. For more information regarding Bridal University, a list of our top wedding professionals, sponsors and course schedule, please visit http://www.theBridalU.com.

About the Company
The Bridal Solution, an award winning, wedding and event planning firm in Mid-Missouri, focuses on bringing fresh design inspiration to the modern day bride. Natalie & her event team are available to assist brides through the planning process with as much or as little help as they may need leading up to the big day. Whether they are in the beginning stages or final stages of the planning process, the Bridal Solution prides itself on working with brides on all budgets to give them the wedding of their dreams, stress free!

The Bridal Solution is also available to plan non-wedding related events, such as parties, galas and fundraisers.For further information, please visit us at http://www.thebridalsolutionllc.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thebridalsolution.

Natalie M. Imhoff
The Bridal Solution, llc.
405 Mesa Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
573-808-3112
Thebridalsolution{at}gmail{dot}com

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Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Save-the-Date: Chic Banner

Just smitten with this save-the-date...



Too cute for words!

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Real Wedding: Erin & Brent

Everyone in the office this past week was swooning over this Real Wedding. It's partly because the "theme" came together beautifully, without making the wedding look cheesy. So many times brides focus on "the theme" and stop paying attention to the details that bring the wedding together.

However, THIS wedding turned out stunning! And our favorite part? The hanging umbrellas ... LOVE!! In fact, we love it SO much, we already have a wedding on the books for next year using the same exact umbrellas!

Check it out ...







All Photos By: Gabriel Ryan Photography

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TBS Engagement Shoot: Janna & Jordan

Meet the newest TBS Couple Janna & Jordan, and boy is there wedding going to be somethiing to talk about! I met Janna through Victoria's Bridal here in Jeff City where she is currently the seamstress. Did I mention Janna is making her own wedding gown? Ahh ... so excited!





Congratulations Janna & Jordan and thank you for choosing The Bridal Solution!

All Photos by: K Hulett Photography

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Monday, November 21, 2011

TBS Wedding Tip: Planning a Vintage Wedding

Planning a wedding in general is a difficult task. There are a lot of decisions to be made, and most of the time, these decisions rely heavily on another decision. It's a domino effect, and if you haven't planned a wedding before, it's hard to know exactly where to start. Planning a "Vintage Style" wedding is no different. But if you decide to have a vintage flair added to the overall look, you need to stick with that decision and see it through. To have a beautiful vintage wedding, everything from the attire to the location needs to scream "vintage."

Here is how to get started...

You'll need to decide on an era. If you're going for the roaring 20's, or are you headed in the 60's glam direction? Either way, you'll need to choose and stick with it. This will help you with decisions down the road.

Once you have decided on an era, turn your attention to attire. You'll want to choose a dress similar to those specific times. Think about your veil, purse, jewelery, etc. You'll need to do the same thing for the groom and groomsmen attire. Think bow ties, suspenders, hats, etc. Don't be afraid to mix and match, everything wasn't "perfect" back then, and if little details were dispersed, it will give your pictures a more interesting feel.



The next step you'll need is deciding what photographer to use. There are quite a few options here, but if you're planning a vintage wedding, you'll want a photographer who is capable of taking pictures either with a filter, film, or the ability to edit your photos so they look slightly older. You'll need to discuss this with the photographer you're looking into, and make sure they understand your vision.



Location, location, location. This can truly "make it" or "break it." If you are planning a vintage style wedding, the last thing you want to do is have your ceremony or reception in a large ballroom, or uber modern space. This is going to take away from your theme. Try some place like a restored barn, or an outdoor location. I did a beautiful wedding last year in a restored old farm house ... it was stunning!



The rest is all in the details. It will come down to the cake, the decor, the lighting, etc. If you want a vintage feel, you're going to have to bring in a lot of charm. This doesn't necessarily mean spending a lot of money. This could be anything from bringing in antique chairs for the guest tables, using old tins around the centerpieces, bringing in old furniture for a lounge space. Don't be afraid to bring elements from the outside, inside. All of this will turn heads, and give you the wedding with a vintage feel. Don't forget, it's all about the details! When you think you're done ... keep going :)









All Photography by: Three Nails Photography

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Celebrations with The Bridal Solution



The Bridal Solution is available for all your Holiday Celebration needs. From lavish tablescapes for an intimate dinner at your home, to full-service planning and waitstaff for larger Holiday Gatherings.

Let The Bridal Solution cater to YOUR needs over the Holidays! Contact Natalie at 573-808-3112

{Intimate Dinners, Company Holiday Celebrations, Dinner Cruises, Tablescape Design, Personal Bar & Waitstaff or Signage for your next event!}

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bridal U

Bridal U has officially launched and we COULD NOT be more excited! This event is already turning heads and the out pour of support has been amazing. For more information on The Bridal U, please check out our new website at http://www.theBridalU.com. Here you will be able to find information about the event, wedding professionals, schedules, vendor and sponsor information, as well as, registration.

Again, thank you for all the support!

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Bridal Solution Presents ...



A conference style affair, bringing couples the tools and resources to plan their ideal wedding! Students will attend classes taught by The Bridal Solution's TOP Wedding Professionals, speaking on topics including the latest trends & designs, budgeting, wedding logistics, photography and beauty.

Sample amazing cuisine and desserts prepared by Fresh Ideas throughout the day and tour the tablescapes full of decor inspiration for your upcoming wedding. Mothers of the couple can enjoy some relaxation and a class called Mother-of-the-Bride 101.

Finally, it's okay to receive your MRS. Degree!

For Registration & Vendor Opportunities ... contact Natalie at theBridalU@gmail.com.

To follow Bridal U ... check out our Twitter on http://www.twitter.com/theBridalU or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theBridalU


Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BIG REVEAL TOMORROW

Tomorrow, we will reveal what our next big event is! We are SO thrilled and excited to share this news with you ... stay tuned!!

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween!









[Real Wedding: Via Ruffled]

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

TBS Wedding: Sara & Weston

Love love love this couple, they were absolutely amazing to work with! Sara and Weston hired me exactly one year to the day for their wedding date. We had numerous meetings, design conversations, etc, and I think it came together perfectly!

I should say that Sara & Weston were married in Mexico a few weeks prior, so we only planned and designed the reception.









Thank you Sara & Weston for using The Bridal Solution, and we wish you many years of happiness!

The Star Lineup Included:
Photography: Moon Shadow Studio, Columbia, MO
Flowers: Buschs Florist, Jefferson City, MO
Cake: Cakes with a Personal Touch, Columbia, MO
Caterer: Hoss's Market, Columbia, MO
Venue: Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, MO
Makeup: Kelly Coleman, Columbia, MO
Rentals: A1 Rental, Columbia, MO
Planning & Design: The Bridal Solution, llcEvent Stylist: Natalie Imhoff



Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

TBS Inspiration: Missoni & Weddings

Do you ever notice that when trends hit in the home decorating field they often find a comfortable place in weddings as well? Since Missoni for Target was SO huge, I just knew it would make it's way into entertaining!

Resize Pictures Online

All Photos found in Pinterest


Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Friday, October 21, 2011

No Ask Your Expert Friday Today

Sorry you all ... no Ask Your Expert Friday today ... there are WAY too much going on this weekend ...

- Planning a fun birthday party
- and I'm IN a wedding this weekend

Let the fun begin!!

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Bridal Solution on YouTube!

Don't forget to check us out on YouTube under The Bridal Solution!

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Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

TBS Inspiration: DIY Faux Calligraphy

I stumbled across this the other day, and I thought It was an excellent way to reduce the cost of stationary, while giving your invitations an expensive feel. However, I must had, the time it will take to do this may make it less appealing :)

Have your invitations go from this ...



to this ...




To find out exactly how this can be done, please head over to Lovely & Gracious

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TBS Inspiration: Polaroid Guest Book

So many of our brides want a fun, non-traditional guest book for their guests to sign. Gone are the days of the white lined paper, where the book is closed after the ceremony, probably never opened again. You know it's true!

Right now pictures are hot for "guest books." Whether they are using a photo booth, black boards or a memory book, one thing is for sure ... the guests love them, and it make an amazing keepsake after the big day.

My new photo love is Polaroids. It's a fun, creative way to remember each of your guests. And let's face it ... they are going to have a BLAST doing this!!





You may also use these Polaroid pictures as escort cards. Simply write the table number at the bottom of the film, and place back at the reception site. If you have extra time, a nice touch would be adding their picture at their seat on their plate. It's a great touch!

To create a Polaroid guest book, here is what you will need ...

1. You'll need a Polaroid camera of course. There are some great options on there. You will also want to get enough Polaroid film for each guest, or couple. I would be more on the liberal side, you don't want to run out!

2. You'll need to set up a guest book table, scrapbook, photo sticker mounts & plenty of PENS!!

3. Signage is key here. You'll want to place a sign on the table instructing your guests to snap a photo, ad hear to the scrapbook & to leave a message for the Bride & Groom. Super Simple! If it were me, I would also have a larger sign on an easel for your guests to see while their sitting at their seats.



You'll be so glad you have these beautiful images to remind you of your wedding, and the people who were there to support you!

[Sources: All Photographs found on Pinterest]


Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff


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