New Addition to the Bliss Bridal Team: Kiera Dieter

Hello everyone! My name is Kiera Dieter and I am SOOOOO excited to be interning for Bliss Bridal Magazine this semester. It is only my second week and I have already learned so much and been given the opportunity to do so many things that I love! Below you will find out a little bit more about me: my life, aspirations, why I wanted to intern here, etc.

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This is a pretty old picture of me, but it’s the best I have right now. I haven’t changed much!

About me: 

I am originally from California but came to Texas in the 5th grade because I come from a military family. We also lived in Arizona for awhile, but California will always be my favorite (sorry Texans!). I now attend the University of Texas at Austin and I am in my last semester (yay!!!). I am studying journalism here and it’s a love/hate relationship (mostly love). I am twin! Which is really awesome! We just turned 22 two days ago on January 27th! 

My future: 

After I graduate I would love to further pursue my love for photography. I want to be a wedding photographer (and have shot 4 so far, yay!) but I would love to see that expand to about 10 in a semester, instead of 4! I would love to continue working in the journalism field as well (preferably if it is related to weddings). Also, in the very near future, I am getting married! And I cannot wait!! I get married on March 12th of this year. Hopefully I will get to share with you some of my wedding planning journey as my internship progresses.

Why I am excited to intern for Bliss Bridal Magazine: 

Well first of all, I LOVE weddings! I want to be a wedding photographer so I am on wedding sites like 24/7. But also I have recently gotten more into journalism (after all it is what I am studying) and graphic design (I really really love this!) so Bliss Bridal seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to combine those three things. A friend of mine showed the magazine to me and I fell in love! I love the stylish and friendly design that Bliss Bridal Magazine offers. It is so much more than a regular bridal magazine. Plus, I have always thought it would be cool to work for a magazine (that probably stems from my love of Ugly Betty). I can’t wait to learn more and more about this industry from Angela, and I am so excited to use the skills I have learned over the years to help Bliss Bridal Magazine in any way I can!

Things I love:

  • my family! (they may be crazy at times, but I couldn’t live without them!)
  • my fiancé (duh)
  • wedding photography (really anything wedding related)
  • my church family (Hill Country Bible Church: Central)
  • all things Canon
  • all things Apple
  • beautiful websites
  • interesting font types
  • Bush’s sweet tea
  • sushi!
  • the West Coast
  • Pinterest
  • graphic design
  • Binge watching shows on Netflix (Friends, Glee, Ugly Betty, Parks and Rec, Mad Men, Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy, to name a few)
  • reading (I love love love to read!)
  • miniature schnauzers
  • coffee! (although I think I might be allergic?)
  • TOMS
  • Target
  • Christmas music
  • 90’s rap
  • planners (gotta keep my life organized!)
  • trying new foods

Well I think that is enough about me! I am so excited for the rest of this semester with Bliss Bridal Magazine! Thanks for reading!

-Kiera Dieter

Target Wedding Registry Event

Each time I go into Target, I go in needing one item and always have in tow an entire basket full of goodies as I leave. Which is why this event I am about to share with you is a MUST for any bride to attend! The Target Event Registry is a one-of-a-kind event that you will not want to miss.

This event is a unique experience for newlyweds to register for items for your home with everything you will need and want when starting your new life together!

This event will be at a home filled with all things Target style, located on 514 Deep Eddy Avenue in Austin, Texas on Thursday, January 29th from 6PM-8:30PM. Brides will be able to use their target registry app and click away on all of the items they love. Wanna know the best part? Each bride will receive a $25 gift card as they enter and another $25 gift card as they leave. Yep, you read that right!! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and RSVP- It’s a free event! So bring your soon-to-be hubby  and scan away!

Want a sneak peek from the latest event? Check out the photos below! targetregistry16 targetregistry3 targetregistry6 targetregistry10 targetregistry8 targetregistry11 targetregistry13 targetregistry14 targetregistry5 targetregistry12 targetregistry1 targetregistry2 targetregistry4 targetregistry9 targetregistry15

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Be Yourself, Together. with Target Registry

Target is having a great event and the Bliss Gals are so excited about it! Target will have an amazing team of experts who will give newly engaged couples tips and tricks about registering for the perfect wedding gifts, as well as an opportunity to actually register for gifts in store and build a registry together (with the help of some awesome experts)!

We can’t wait for this event and we hope that you will join us! It will be a once in a lifetime (well engagement) opportunity! Just click this link to RSVP to the event. Can’t wait to see you there!

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We were so excited for this event that we did some “shopping” ourselves in preparation. Check out some of the products that we really love here and get ready to pick out your own amazing products to make your dream home, together.

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1. Xhilaration® Jersey Ruffle Decorative Pillow 2.Threshold™ Parson’s Coffe Table 3.Vase Threshold Ceramic 4.Threshold™ Round Tiled Mirror 5.Threshold™ Arm Chair- Painted Lattice 6.On The Water Wall Art

kitchen

1.Threshold™ Arkita 20 Piece Flatware Set 2.KitchenAid® Professional 5Qt. Mixer 3.Threshold™ Bistro Strip Ceramic 16 piece Dinnerware Set 4.KitchenAid 12″ x 18″ Bamboo Cutting Board 5.Farberware New Traditions 14 Piece Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set

bathroom

1.Threshold™ Textured 3 pc. Bath Towel Set 2.Room Essentials™ Vine Bath Rug 3.Room Essentials™ Shower Curtains 4.Threshold™ Toothbrush Holder 5.Elegant Home Fashions Neal Over Toilet Etagere 6.Mason Jar Lavender Lemonade

Salado Texas Circus Wedding from Posh Events

Step right up! We’ve got quite an amazing Salado wedding for you on this lovely Wednesday morning. This amazing circus wedding was sent into us my the  talented Karen Bohanon with Posh Events, this whimsical, circus themed wedding is so well executed that you really feel like you could be at a circus!  I just love everything about this wedding from the bride’s dress to the amazing display on the dessert table. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to run away and join the circus!

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Are you THAT bride?

The amazing ladies at 11:11 Events; two of the most amazing Austin wedding planners that we have the honor of working with each issue… wrote an incredible blog that we would love to share with all of our brides and readers. You don’t want to be THAT bride do you?

Written by the team at 11:11 Events

Well, it should not come as a shock as event planners, we do not always love all of our brides equally. Yes, we love them all, but some we love a little bit more than the rest. Okay, I may be in hot water to even suggest that some brides are a little easier to love than others, but who would I be kidding if I didn’t say such things. So here is the skinny on how to make your planner love you more than the rest in 6 easy steps.

1. Please love your significant other dearly. 

It goes without saying that every wedding planner worth her weight in gold can tell you if your marriage will be the one to last or a repeat customer. Yes, we know who really loves their partner to take it to the altar. So it seems almost silly to suggest not all brides exude deep love and affection for their significant other and vice versa. This is not say the groom must always be at every planning meeting to prove his love or that the bride has to go with her SO’s favorite football team to theme the wedding, but please show your love. More times than not a couple forgets why they are spending so much money on a wedding and that the whole center is the love they share for each other. Plan a date once a week or once a month that you and your lover go out and do not talk one bit about your wedding. Instead spend that time loving each other.

2. Please be considerate of our time.

April through May and October through Thanksgiving are very busy in Austin when it comes to weddings. If your date falls in one of those months, you can bet you are not alone on our list of clients to see and meet this week. Almost every weekend in October will be filled with a wedding and your wedding is just one of them. So please, if we make time to meet with you, make time to be present, on time and ready to rock and roll. Make decisions when they need to be made. Communicate within the normal business hours set by your planner. The same goes for vendors.

3. Please be nice.

Sometimes wedding planning can be stressful. This is a given. All we ask in return is for everyone when stressed to do two things. 1. Take a breath and take time to self care. If you are not sure what I mean by self care, go and read this piece here. So the first plan of action is to stop, breathe and take care of your emotional and physical needs. The second thing we ask you to do is to be nice. Just be nice. You have one wedding you are planning, we have somewhere near 15 or more so we know the stress you are feelings times 10. We want to help you have the best day of your life celebrating the love you have for your SO. Let’s all remember we are people first, then brides, grooms, planners and vendors.

4. Please be armed with a sense of humor.

Things happen. If you know what’s good for you, you would say funny things happen. Yes, things will go wrong. The difference between seeing it as a catastrophe and a hiccup sometimes is the lens you look through. Try to arm yourself with the best sense of humor. Laugh often. Not only does it lower your blood pressure, it helps smooth over the bumps we travel over while planning a wedding. So when it starts to seem a lil stressful refer to point #3 and then move on to point #4, laugh as much as you can.

5. Please don’t get caught up in perfection.

Every bride wants their day to be perfect. In most weddings, their day is in fact perfect. I will tell you though it is not because every last detail was in fact perfect. It is not because every guest had the perfect meal to accompany the perfect entertainment with the most perfect color scheme. Why would a bride tell me that her day was perfect when I know as a planner not every detail hit the head of the nail? The difference in feeling like your day is perfect and having actual perfection is one detail, being present. Instead of perfect please strive to be present instead. This goes for the planning period as well as the wedding. When you have a tasting, don’t think about perfection, think about being present. Enjoy the planning process by staying in tune with all five of your senses. Let that energy carry you into your big day, not the drive for perfection. Trust me, it is one day over in a flash and the last thing you want to say is I barely remember being there at my own wedding. Stay plugged in. Be present.

6. Please don’t exhaust your friends and family with endless talk of the wedding.

We are wedding planners for a reason. We not only plan these giant events with ease, but we love them. So please spare your bridesmaids the “joys” of hearing every last detail about your wedding. They will tire of the talk after only a few months. This is not because they don’t support your or that they are not excited for you, they just have a limited span of time to give to your wedding already. Before engagement, all of your family and friends had their lives to tend to and after engagement they still have the same old grind to get at every day. Solution: Talk to your planner. We love weddings. We can listen to all you want to share. In fact the more we know about who you are as a bride and what you love, the better we will be at our job for you. So gab with us instead.

We hope you enjoyed our list of 6 tips on making your wedding planner love you even more. We love our brides. We want you to be the bride we love so much we would plan your wedding over and over again, it was so breezy and fun. Be that bride, the bride all vendors and photographers talk about for years to come. Be that lover that puts their relationship first so that your wedding planned with us is your only wedding planned for the future.