Elegant Inspiration Guest Post (And Giveaway)

Return to Elegance Guest Post

Lucky me, I am the newest regular guest blogger on Tahoe Unveiled. What a treat to be welcomed into the west coast mountain wedding community so quickly. Today, I have a "Return to Elegance" inspiration board up. Please check it out and rtell me what you think!

elegant white tablescape with ivory tulips
Image from Miho Aikawa via the Brooklyn Bride


Also, I'm hosting a giveaway of the book How I Planned Your Wedding. (Hardcover) $21.95 Susan Wiggs & Elizabeth Wiggs Maas.

I'll say it again. I LOVE THIS BOOK! It's filled with hilarious anecdotes and infinitely useful hindsight advice from a real bride. To enter to win, simply:

  1. Go to http://mountainsidebride.com/2011/02/01/3-readers-lucky-win-copy-planned-wedding/
  2. Leave a comment with your best hindsight advice
  3. Follow Susan Wiggs on Twitter http://twitter.com/susanwiggs
  4. Winners will be announced this Saturday (Feb 5, 2011)

How I planned you wedding Book Cover

Hindsight Advice from Elizabeth and Susan

Susan Wiggs and Elizabeth Wiggs Maas photo by Yvonne Wong


Elizabeth, what is the single best piece of advice you can give a prospective bride?
DON’T FREAK OUT. No matter what happens, or how much you want to stab your mother, your wedding will be the happiest day of your life. Just keep your eye on the prize. And the prize is not the $15,000 Oscar de la Renta gown; it’s the man with tears in his eyes watching you walk down the aisle to become his wife.

Susan, could you also share a single best piece of advice—for the mother of the bride?
Don’t ever lose sight of the ultimate goal of this whole process–the launching of a magnificent new love. If you’re doing something that doesn’t nudge you toward that goal, like shrieking over the cost of vegan cupcakes, stop and take a breath.
And above all, leave the Spanx at home. Nobody will think less of you if you forget to put on your Spanx.

Christie Osborne
Christie Osborne has lived in or visited every mountain range in the US. Once a mountain bride herself, she's dedicated to helping mountain brides plan their weddings and find the perfect vendors. She's known in the blogging world for her no-nonsense attitude, and she loves to ski. Follow Mountainside Bride on Twitter Facebook and Pinterest.
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  1. says

    Great post, Christie. I'm not entering the giveaway, just wanted to leave a little love. Huge congrats on the new gig; looking forward to seeing what you do over there! xoxo

  2. says

    they are adorable…can't wait to read it and congratulations on the new spot! can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for them!