Wedding Prenups: Romantic or not?

“The best proof of love is trust”  Joyce Brothers

Historically, prenuptial agreements were a basic sign that a marriage was being started without a sense of trust. In the modern age, however, a prenup can often serve as a protection factor.

What is a prenup? It is a contract you enter before marriage that essentially states what will happen in case of divorce.

If you are entering your first marriage young and without any significant assets, I would discourage against the idea. I think it would just bring unnecessary concerns of mistrust. If you make millions during your marriage and decide to get divorced down the road, then technically it is fair to share it with your spouse since he/she was by your side and hopefully supported you in your journey to success.

A second marriage can be different though.  If you have kids from a previous relationship or savings plans already set up, then a prenup can be used as a safe haven. Protect your kids and the funds you have set up for your kids. But make sure you inform your spouse-to-be that it’s not a trust factor, but instead a safety net for the interest of your kids.

Personally, I am very old fashioned and trust the person I love with all my heart (and would hope he trusts me as well). Any talk of prenup before the wedding would just make me defensive and plant a seed of mistrust in my head. The whole idea of having a contract that states in detail what happens in case of divorce is just not what I would want to think about BEFORE I get married.  I know that a lot of people would disagree with my view on  prenups and I absolutely get it. Every couple is different and their life circumstances are unique. My opinion is solely based on my beliefs and upbringing.

If you are considering a prenup, talk to your spouse-to-be about it and if it is something you are considering, get the answers you need (not the movies answers).

Happy planning,

Kristina

    Back to Top

 

Real Destin Beach Weddings: Rube and Aaron

Last week we had a pleasure of working with a wonderful couple Rube and Aaron (who came to Destin from Ohio). Rube’s sister, Tamara, took over all beach wedding planning from the couple and together I think we executed a pretty darn gorgeous beach wedding :) I would love to have a sister who would just take all the stress of beach wedding planning upon herself and all I would have to do is tell her what I want and show up. Wouldn’t that be nice! Tamara had a final vision idea few hours before the actual wedding and asked me if we had peacock feathers to add to chair sashes (we didn’t). But few stops at local craft shops and voila we had perfect peacock feathers! This beach wedding went without a hitch.

Enjoy and let us know what you think:

Destin Beach Wedding Package: Serenity package (with turquoise silk sashes, white flower globes and white fresh rose petals)

Photographer: Edina Kiss Photography

Beach Wedding Planner: Janet Burdash (Princess Wedding Co)

Location: Destin Beach House (604 Gulf Shore dr, Destin, Florida)

Happy planning,

Kristina

Ps. Have you guys noticed how popular brooch bouquets are lately. Trend alert! I think it calls for its own post.

    Back to Top

 

Beachwear for Before and After Your Florida Beach Wedding

When planning your beach wedding, it is most probable that you and your guests will be there for more than just the big day.  So pack your bags accordingly!

Destin and Panama City Beach summers are so awesome.  Perfect sunny weather with cool ocean breezes. The best thing about beachwear is that it is so light that it can all be folded up easily into a carry on bag which allows for you and your guests to avoid baggage fees in the airport.

The first thing you should pack is some light and airy sandals!  Go with a neutral color that will match any outfit you decide to pack.

You will definitely need some flowy dresses like a baby doll dress, or even a bright-colored maxi dress.  Tank tops and shorts are always in fashion.  Pair your tank top with a plain white button up shirt.  Need some shade from the bright sun?  Pack a cute fedora!  Last but not least, don’t forget your swimsuit (my favorites Victoria SecretL Space or Vitamin A) and sunscreen!  You can lay poolside to get a little more bronze, but if it’s before your wedding keep in mind you don’t want pesky tan lines showing when you are in your dress!

Packing light is key to getting ready for your Florida beach wedding week or weekend.  The only thing you will need to pack heavy for is your “day-of” necessities.

For more summer fashion inspiration visit our Pinterest Board “Summer Fun” (if you need an invite shoot me an email or leave a comment with you email and I will send you one).

Happy Planning,

Kristina

    Back to Top

 

Mayya’s Beach Wedding Trend Report

Mayya’s Beach Wedding Trend Report

Colucci Diamonds earrings
$28,000 - forzieri.com

Irene Neuwirth earrings
$9,660 - ylang23.com

PERLOTA earrings
€2.115 - luisaviaroma.com

LORD & TAYLOR earrings
$1,020 - lordandtaylor.com

Effy Collection earrings
$675 - lordandtaylor.com

Chanel earrings
fashion.1stdibs.com

Earrings
$1,200 - macys.com

Earrings
$900 - aloharag.com

John Hardy earrings
$495 - net-a-porter.com

Jewelry
$450 - jennifermillerjewelry.com

Hillier earrings
$430 - openingceremony.us

Chanel earrings
€376 - lindestore.com

Lana Jewelry earrings
$330 - shirise.com

Earrings
$250 - neimanmarcus.com

Amrita Singh earrings
$100 - amritasingh.com

Earrings
diamond.com

Earrings
jewelry.1stdibs.com

    Back to Top

 

Beach Wedding Music: Celebrity “First Songs” 2011

Hello ladies,

Sorry for completely abandoning this blog. Our wedding season has began, so final preparations and logistics of each wedding are being finalized. However, this blog is a vital part of Princess Wedding Co therefore I will keep sharing my beach wedding knowledge with you. Edina and Mayya (our fabulous photographers) will post weekly  Real Princess Beach Weddings on our Facebook page. And of course Mayya will deliver Beach Wedding Fashion report weekly as usual.

So lets get to beach wedding planning. Have you thought about your first song or the song you are going to walk down the aisle?

The song that a couple chooses tells a lot about who they are.  I’ve compiled a list of some of the most remembered celebrity weddings “first dance” songs.  Maybe their choice in songs will help inspire you and your partner what song to choose for yourselves!!!

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: “If there is something” by Roxy Music

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: “Make you feel my love” by Bob Dylan

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: “Angels” by Robin Thicke

Prince William and Kate Middleton: “Your Song” by Elton John, sung by Ellie Goulding

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian: “When it don’t come easy” by Patty Griffin

Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato: “Everybody loves somebody” by Dean Martin

Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud: “I’m your man” by Michael Buble

Happy planning,

Kristina

    Back to Top