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10 Tips for Summer Bridal Beauty & Fitness

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Summer is just around the corner! With weddings, beach getaways, pool parties and more on the calendar, it’s the perfect time to focus on health and wellness. We’ve got you covered with these awesome summer bridal beauty tips and inspiration from DFW’s leading fitness, wellness and nutritional experts below!

 

10 Tips for Summer Bridal Beauty & Fitness

 

1. Download a High Energy Music Playlist!

A fun Spotify playlist can give you major motivation to push extra hard during your workout. Our team has collaborated with our fave fitness pros for some high energy work out playlists, plus a playlist for just about every other part of the wedding season. Check out our Wed Society Spotify channel here!

 

 

 

2. Invest in Quality Workout Equipment

If you’re looking to up your at-home workouts, we highly suggest investing in some quality workout equipment. We’re not talking about developing a full cross fit gym in your garage by any means, but adding lifting to your exercises can be super beneficial!

 

Your basics will get you far in your YouTube workouts. Make sure you have a yoga mat, hand weights, and leg bands on hand for those beginner level videos.

 

Looking to monitor your results? You might buy a digital scale for daily weigh-ins or upgrade your arm party to include an Apple Watch or FitBit.

 

 

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3. Shop for Workout Clothes You Actually Like

I don’t know about you, but I’m far more productive during the day when I’m dressed in a way that makes me feel more confident. The same applies for workouts. If I’m excited to put on a new crop tank or sneakers, I’m far more likely to do so. Energize your activewear with bright colors and prints and trendy styles to get you hyped for your next sweat sesh!

 

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4. Stay on Track with a Planner

Make it easy (and stylish!) to keep up with your health goals all year long by using an adorable fitness journal to meal plan plus track your food and workouts. For me, I’m far more likely to get my workout in if I’ve planned ahead and committed the time, making me one step closer to my summer bridal beauty goals!

 

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Photo: BEYOND Pilates Frisco

 

5. Mix Up Your Workouts

Our bodies can quickly adapt to a workout routine leading to plateaus, so mixing up workouts and engaging multiple muscle groups at once is one of the best ways to tone up, blast calories and burn fat! A great way to ensure your workouts aren’t the same is by joining a workout class, like BEYOND Pilates Frisco. Every class has a new series of exercises, keeping your body learning new moves while toning up. Plus, classes like pilates, yoga or barre, are designed to work every muscle group so you’re never missing “leg day.”

 

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6. Get Active (Beyond the Workout!)

Summer is a great time to incorporate fun outdoor adventures like paddle boarding or hiking into your weekly down-time. Instead of binging another season of Queer Eye from the couch, grab your girlfriends to join you for a walk downtown, spend the afternoon biking by one of the DFW lakes, or even tend to your garden for a quick calorie burn! The Vitamin-D will do you more good than expected, too. Here’s a list of our favorite “non-workout” activities:

  • Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
  • Hiking
  • Walks around the Neighborhood
  • Intramural League Sports
  • Gardening
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing & Snow Boarding
  • Swimming

 

7. Get Creative with Your Meal Prep

You do not have to stick to salads and smoothies all spring to achieve your diet goals. Think outside the box when it comes to summer produce staples and use them in a creative way. We love a watermelon fruit “pizza” or banana chocolate chip cookies.

 

Not feeling confident in the food department? Consider booking courses with a nutritionist who can create a meal plan specific to your goals. Our favorite pilates studio, BEYOND Pilates Frisco, even has a nutrition coach in house for easy access to fitness and nutrition support!

 

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8. Give Your Hair a Break – Skip a Wash

Over-washing hair can lead to dry brittle strands, but after working out and sweating in the summer sun, what’s a girl to do? Try this trick from: Tie hair up in a bun at the top of your head and then use a loose elastic band to hold back the hair that frames your face keeping it from getting damp and losing its style or curl. When you’re done working out, pull down the bun, flip your head over, spray the dry shampoo at the roots and fluff with fingers. Flip your hair back over and brush it a little so that it is smooth and styled the way you like it – then you’re good to go!

 

 

9. Drink Up!

Water not only helps keep your complexion clear but it also does wonders for a healthy and happy metabolism. We suggest finding a water bottle that’s easy to transport and keep it on you at all times. You can even spice up boring old water by infusing cucumber, fruit and herbs.

 

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10 Tips for Summer Bridal Beauty & Fitness

Photo: Laning Photography

 

10. Treat Yourself!

After weigh-ins and skin treatments and calorie counting and more, it’s important to still celebrate those wins and give yourself time to relax and recover. A long soak in the tub may just be what you need. Schedule yourself some much needed time with your besties (poolside, is you can manage!) and bust out a new cocktail recipe you’ve been wanting to try. Whatever your preference, just make sure you’re making time for what brings you peace and joy.

 


Ready to kickstart your summer bridal beauty plan? Book your pre-wedding workouts with one of our favorite studios or coaches!

This Industrial Celebration is Fall Wedding Elegance

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

If you’re looking for fall wedding elegance, then you’ll love Katherine Specht and Benjamin Fuqua’s industrial celebration! Wedding planner Maxwell + Gray used rich moody hues, romantic lighting and gorgeous greenery to design and create the perfect magical wedding for the happy couple. We absolutely loved the rich cobalt blue and crimson hues used throughout. Cheers to Katherine and Benjamin!

Photos // Shannon Skloss Photography

From the bride: “My favorite wedding day memory was walking out fo our ceremony together as husband and wife! I will never forget the feeling of the acoustic music playing and having a smile that stretched all the way across my face!”

You’ll Love the Beautiful Dusty Blue Hues in this Airy Romantic Wedding

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We love that we get to see this airy romantic wedding so beautifully captured not only in photos but video too! The Lockharts did an amazing job capturing all the dusty blue details that looked so incredible at The Nest at Ruth Farms. See all the prettiness from Caitlin and Justin’s wedding day below!

Photos & Video // The Lockharts

From the bride: “When it was time for our sparkler exit, Justin and I stayed inside with just the DJ and Photographer and did a “Last Dance.” I would highly recommend this! The first dance is special but this was a great moment for us to be by ourselves and truly take in everything about the day. It was such a special moment.”

Navy + Peach are the Perfect Pair in this Garden Ballroom Wedding

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Navy and peach are part of the perfect color palette featured in Megan Leeds and Zachary Letter’s garden ballroom wedding! Keestone Events designed and planned every beautiful detail and R.Love Floral crafted the gorgeous floral arrangements – you absolutely must see the stunning overhead floral centerpieces and the climbing altar installation! Be sure and check out the video from Reverent Wedding Films for more of the darling details below. And cheers to the darling newlyweds!

Photos // Maddie Ray Photography

Video // Reverent Wedding Films

From the bride: “My favorite vendor was MOST DEFINITELY our amazing planner Sarah, from Keestone Events. Without her, nothing would have been possible. She planned it all down to a T, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! My dress even broke during the reception and she and her team were able to sew it up in less than five minutes!”

Gorgeous Organic Farmhouse Wedding Style

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

MK Event Boutique put her organic farmhouse wedding style touch on Danielle Brochu and Stone Hawkins’ big day, and the result was some seriously beautiful inspiration! Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center was the perfect choice for the accommodations for the couple’s honored guests. Root + Bloom Floral Design crafted the pastel florals adorning the rustic wedding venue, and Food Glorious Food catered tons of delicious dishes for the lucky guests. Butterfly Cakery provided oh-so-beautiful classic wedding cake, and Megan Kay Photography captured all the gorgeousness for us to see. Enjoy!

Photos // Megan Kay Photography

From the bride: “MK Event Boutique was by far the most helpful wedding vendor in the process. Not only did she provide guidance throughout booking each vendor, but Hannah took the stress away and allowed not only the day of, but the process of wedding planning, to actually be enjoyed. Her experience and connections to vendors was invaluable!”

This Enchanting Garden Wedding has the Prettiest Pink Details

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is always a beautiful wedding venue, and Ashley Carter and Chad Jackson’s enchanting garden wedding at the dreamy space is full of the prettiest pink details! From watercolor stationery elements to the coral and blush florals from Root + Bloom Floral Design, there is so much to love! Cheers to Ashley and Chad!

Photos // Charla Storey

From the bride: “During our ceremony our pastor paused and asked Chad and I to take a minute and stop, turn and look around the room, to take it all in. I was overcome with emotion. I’ve never felt so loved, supported and embraced. Looking into all the smiling faces and sharing a moment of our ceremony with our family and closest friends is something that I will always remember.”

A Romantic Pastel Wedding at the Dreamiest North Texas Wedding Venue

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

We can’t help but love the subtle Gatsby vibe we’re getting from Taylor Torregrossa and John David Beard’s romantic pastel wedding at The Olana! The stately North Texas wedding venue was the perfect choice for a grand outdoor ceremony beneath the Texas sunshine, and the luxe indoor reception was accented with romantic candles and plenty of greenery. Thanks to Stephanie Brazzle Photography for capturing all the dreamy details! Cheers to Taylor and John David!

Photos // Stephanie Brazzle Photography

From the bride: “We wrote our own vows and didn’t share them with each other beforehand. It was such a beautiful, incredible feeling to make those promises to each other in front of all our friends and family. A few of our friends played music for the ceremony, which was so incredibly special. We had a special performance by them during the ceremony, and it was really amazing to be able to take in everything while listening to them sing. We both cried. A lot.”

Pink + Purple Wedding Details Really Pop in this Industrial Dallas Venue

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Pharris Photos + Philms captured these stunning images of Sophia Ahmed and Kellen Brackins’ pretty pink soiree with purple wedding details that really popped against the industrial setting of Brake and Clutch Warehouse! Sophia looked incredible in her gown from Bridal Boutique, and her maids complemented her perfectly in their blush gowns from Beside the Bride. One of the biggest highlights was the beautiful wedding cake from Delicious Cakes! Enjoy all the fuchsia and magenta loveliness below!

Photos // Pharris Photos + Philms

From the bride: “We wanted to make sure we honored and incorporated my Ethiopian heritage. During the reception the entire bridal party, myself, and Kellen changed into traditional attire. We had our DJ play Ethiopian music as we reentered the reception, and it was so amazing to see how all of our guests reacted to our attire change into traditional clothing. It was really beautiful to see both sets of families and friends embrace the culture. The love and joy was definitely palpable.”

This Enchanting Ballroom Wedding is Full of Pretty Pastels

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Engaged Events worked their wedding planning magic for Katie Patton and Danny Skinner’s enchanting ballroom wedding at Union Station, and we are crushing over all the pretty pastels! The happy couple and their guests enjoyed fancy fare and delicious drinks from Wolfgang Puck Catering as they danced the night away in the classic Dallas wedding venue. Thanks to Catie Ann Photography for capturing all the prettiness and cheers to the happy couple!

Photos // Catie Ann Photography

From the bride: “Our favorite vendor was Catie Ann, our photographer. From the first meeting to our wedding day she was so easy to work with and made us feel very comfortable and at ease. She is very talented in her craft and her professionalism was second to none. Our pictures were absolutely gorgeous. We could not have picked anyone better! One of the best choices we made when hiring Catie. She helped make our day perfect!”

Romantic Candlelit Country Club Wedding

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Pia-Marie Molina and Zachary Mullings wanted a romantic candlelit country club wedding, and that’s just what they had! The Adolphus Hotel provided the most perfect accommodations for the couple’s guests, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club was the classic stately reception venue where they celebrated their new life together. Cheers to the happy couple!

Photos // Restoring Moore Photography

From the bride: “Our venue coordinator, Erin Thibodeux at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, was incredible. She is organized and answered all of our questions; took care of the tastings, layout, and ensured the flow of the reception. Her kindness and efficiency are second to none.”