Wedding Planning Tips by Mary Ellen Murphy on MountainSide Bride

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We have a little treat for our newly engaged Bridechillas to be. Did you get proposed to this past Thanksgiving? And now you’re worried about the next steps when it comes to planning your wedding? Keep calm & stay CHILL because our friends at MountainSide Bride and Mary Ellen Murphy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings have a PODCAST discussing all the tips to guide you through this exciting process.

Here are some Wedding Planning Tips from Mary Ellen:

1) Think about yourself before you think about your wedding details. Let your authentic self guide your details so your guests will get a sense of you as a couple.

  • What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?
  • What’s your favorite meal?

2) After you set your budget, find your venue. Your venue will set the mood for the rest of your wedding.

3) For budget Mountain Brides choose a venue that highlights a spectacular view. When you have spectacular views you don’t need as much decor.

And there’s more! These are the ULTIMATE Bridechilla™ Tips. Go listen to Mary Ellen’s podcast with MountainSide Bride by clicking here.


Colorful Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Other than having your Bridechilla™ girls wearing our team shirts let’s talk about how to bring some COLOR to your chill day with these fresh dress options. We love the modern take on these colorful bridesmaids dresses and find that this will allow your bridesmaids to wear this dress more than once. Nothing says chill bride more than giving your team dresses they’ll cherish forever. Now, check out these vibrant frocks. Which color do you love?

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Give The Gift of CHILL


Is your best friend getting married in the near future? Your sister? If you’re reading this blog, we are assuming you have some chill ladies surrounding you and if they are saying “I do” in the near future – we think we’ve found the perfect gift for that chill bride on your shopping list.


GIVE THE CHILL: The Ryan – This stylish and comfortable hoody manufactured by American Apparel is perfect for all day wear.


GIVE THE CHILL: The JenniferManufactured by American Apparel, this BOY SHORT is fresh, sassy and super sexy in an innocent kind of way! Super short, low waist and amazing stretch. Use as an undergarment, or as an outer garment while “chillin'” at home!


GIVE THE CHILL: The JennineA little bit edgy with a whole lot of style. This tee, manufactured by Alternative Apparel features a ground collar, cap sleeves and a bottom hem for a distressed, worn-in look. Ribbed neckband and hems with blind stitching on collar and hems.


GIVE THE CHILL: The Chelsea – “Boy Beater” tee manufactured by American Apparel – our women’s version of a classic tank style, featuring a wider, textured ribbing.

We’ve even got a gift for your furry friend…


GIVE THE CHILL: The DejaFor the 4-legged Bridechilla™ supporter – organic baby rib stylishly-fitted tee manufactured by American Apparel for all sizes of dogs… and if you can get one on your cat… go for it!

And did we mention that each gift is packaged in these adorable gift bags?

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See more gift ideas for that Bridechilla™ on your shopping list by visiting our online store.

DIY Holiday Extravaganza

Oh yes, it is most definitely a DIY extravaganza over at Ruche. Not only is Ruche a chill go-to online shop for holiday dresses and accessories, they are now providing stylish craft ideas you can do at home. We just discovered their Homemade Holiday Issue, which is now a must-share for our Bridechillas. This issue is abundant in ideas for everything from recipes to decor, they even have GIFT SET ideas. Go on over Ruche now to get inspired, we can’t wait to see what chill creations come from our Bridechillas.

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P.S. Check out Ruche’s collection of “Adorable & Affordable” dresses, these would be great for a Christmas or New Year’s party.

Get The Look: Farm-To-Table Wedding Inspiration

It was such a pleasure to team up with Wine Country Weddings Magazine for their farm-to-table decor shoot. Off The Beaten Path Weddings and WCWM teamed up to create a table full of elegant touches and rustic details. A Bridechilla™ would want to know some suggestions to bring this look to her wedding, so take these helpful tips from Wine Country Weddings Magazine and make that farm-to-table a look all your own.

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To see the full decor shoot, see page 70 of the WCWM Fall/Winter Issue. Also, stay tuned for Off The Beaten Path Weddings WINTER INSPIRATION shoot… see some sneak peeks here on our Pinterest.

Holiday Wedding Inspiration

Whether it’s going to be a Merry Christmas or a Married Christmas, let’s talk about how awesome this winter wedding inspiration board is. From a plaid wedding dress sash to salted caramel cupcakes, this inspiration just screams winter. Did we mention that a wedding during this time of year is great for your budget, too. Why? Finding decorations is easy, they are EVERYWHERE. Hey some pine cones in a mason jar and you are there! Not that our Bridechillas let the stress of a tight budget get to them, but hey, anything helps right? Another bonus to having a Christmas wedding is having the beautiful color palette of red, evergreen, silver, and gold. With touches of plaid and holiday decor, your winter wedding will leave your guests in awe.

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Inspiration Board from Heart Love Wed.

Jewels For a Vintage Inspired Wedding

Looking for a little bit of vintage dazzle for your chill day or just an upcoming New Year’s Eve holiday party? We just discovered Sorrelli jewelry and just love the selection they have.

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Images from Green Wedding Shoes.

Bridechilla™ LOVES this dress!

When we aren’t busy loving new farm-to-table recipes or the next DIY Pumpkin idea, or even looking out for new Bridechilla™ tips, we are loving bridal fashion full of embellishments just like this dress has. We love tiny details that bring out the natural beauty each and every one of our Bridechillas have.

Beautiful detail.

See this southern belle’s wedding and more beautiful shots by Robin Lin Photography on Style Me Pretty by clicking here.

Bridechilla™ Tip #13

Tip #13 – How to be a BRIDECHILLA™ – remind your guests to keep their cameras OFF during your wedding.

Remember you are paying good money for good photos and not reminding your guests of that may risk getting those images ruined.

Just a friendly reminder 😉

Bridechilla™ Excitement… more to come!

Here are some sneak peek photos of the new Bridechilla™ Pop-up on Main Street in Napa. Starting in January, we will have Bridechilla™ product, an Off the Beaten Path showroom, space for our vendors to hold meetings, a monthly open house, and more.

Be the chill… More sneak-peeks soon!