Tag Archives: Weddings

Bridal Accents Couture Photoshoot

12 Dec

Last week we were part of a photo shoot for Bridal Accents Couture bridal shop, which was aimed at featuring some of their new wedding dresses that are absolutely GORGEOUS! Some other great people worked on making this shoot successful, namely Hair Love, Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, and the James J. Hill Library. Mani Mela stylists Hana and Carlie were very pleased to provide makeup artistry for these beautiful models! Thank you to Coppersmith Photography for these great photos!









Wedding Day Hairstyles by Mani Mela

4 Dec

Deciding on a hair style that best suits your personality and features can be time consuming and stressful, especially if you’re looking to find a style for your wedding day! Here at Mani Mela we work to eliminate some of your stress; our talented team of professional stylists are skilled at taking your suggestions, hair length and texture, facial features, and more in to consideration to give you the perfect look for your special day! See our range of bridal hair styles below, and don’t hesitate to inquire about our services at info@manimela.com!

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IDS Center Wedding Decor

9 Nov

Mani Mela was part of a beautiful wedding recently for a very happy couple. Our team provided floral design services, linens, and chair covers with one of our favorite accessories: rhinestone buckles. The bright flowers and simple decor transformed the space of Windows on Minnesota in the IDS Center. See for yourself below!

Sneak Peek: Mani Mela Bride Ashley

23 Oct

Mani Mela spent the better part of the past few months helping a lovely bride named Ashley plan a magnificent wedding of her dreams. Ashley and her now husband Justin are a great couple, and the love they have for each other is so clear to all, especially those who were there to witness these two become one. Below we have a sneak peek of their special day. These stunning photos are courtesy of Mrs. Photographer Aimee Jobe. Our talented stylists Kylie and Jessica styled Ashley’s hair and makeup, our Mani Mela Florist Dawn created all the florals, and the Mani Mela Team created the entire wedding concept and decor presentation.



New 2013 Alfred Angelo Disney Dresses

15 Oct

Alfred Angelo debuted two new dresses to add to his mega popular Disney Fairytale Bridal collection this past Friday at Bridal Fashion Week. See all the amazing details of the show here and let us know what you think! Did you wear an Alfred Angelo dress on your special day?

Sign Up for the Mani Mela Newsletter!

9 Oct

We at Mani Mela are excited to announce the creation of  our first ever company newsletter!  If you want in on all the latest bridal trends, coupons, steals & deals, tricks of the trade, and the inside scoop on the latest happenings at Mani Mela – you just might like our newsletter!

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A Mani Mela Bride: Brianna (Part XII)

5 Sep

Mani Mela Bride, Brianna, is just 17 days away from her wedding – and she’s back with her latest blog on the world of wedding planning. Catch up with Brianna below:

I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. I’ve heard from many that these weeks before the wedding will fly by faster than I can say “I do!” Those people are certainly right. It feels like yesterday that there were still 100 days to go! Little details running through my mind keep my brain humming, and my to-do list building, but I have to say – this time of my life is thrilling, exciting, and there is so much beauty within all the chaos! I am trying my best to soak up every last second because I know it will come and go far too quickly (and I have to be honest – I actually really enjoy all this hustle and bustle.)

As I’m sure many brides can understand, these last couple weeks before the wedding are filled with lots of  list making, double checking, and then triple checking all those lists. The only real stress I’ve felt while wedding planning has  been during these final couple weeks, and it is only because my biggest fear is forgetting something (you don’t even want to know how many of these dreams I’ve had).  So here is my list of little details to add to your final planning to-do checklist, and I hope it will help spare you any unnecessary stress:

  • Guest Book –  This is a detail usually left to deal with at the end of the planning and purchasing. Etsy has some great options, but if you want anything customized or elaborate, you should start thinking about this at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding. There are also so many great alternatives on Pinterest if you want to do something other than the standard “sign in” book. Here are some of my favorites:

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  • Garter – If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably thought all about your overall look a million times – makeup, hair, dress, accessories, but don’t forget about your garter! Yet again, Etsy is a great resource! Not only are there beautiful alternatives to garters typically found in most bridal shops, but you can find them cheaper on Etsy. Coordinate with your wedding colors or incorporate your theme, you can personalize it however you’d like. I found my garter on Etsy, and it came included with a toss garter, too. Quite the steal!
  • Favors – It’s important to thank your guests for celebrating your special day with you, and there are so many ways to do this! There are a broad range of favor ideas, and the best part is that favors are a great way to further incorporate your theme with the wedding decor. If you have a rustic wedding, follow your theme (think take home flowers, or elements of the decor in your take home packages such as twine ties). If your wedding is centered around one specific color, a color coordinated candy buffet is a beautiful favor idea. I don’t want to spoil any secrets, so I’ll save what we chose to use until a later date. 🙂
  • Logistics – Logistics are a huge deal. I notice I feel so much better once I figure these details out, and the stress feels like it’s melting away. So make a detailed floor plan, call up your wedding coordinator, figure out who is helping with set up and take down, write up a timeline, get in touch with your vendors. You will be prepared, and you will feel SO much better.

Of course there are many other things to consider, but get these taken care of and you’ll be left with only minor details. Good luck with your wedding planning, and I can’t wait to share all the details of my own special day with you in practically no time! 🙂