Love is the most powerful thing we will ever feel in our lives. It’s what we all strive for~ to love and to be loved. Love makes us want to be a better person, it warms the soul and makes our hearts beat faster. Love can transform any moment~ that’s what makes it so powerful, romantic and inspiring. ~ Katrina
For the past 6 months, I’ve talked to more and more of you that are either in weddings, going to weddings or are getting married too! It’s such an exciting time! It’s amazing that there’s a group of 127,000 girls in this community between the ages of 22-35. That’s a whole lot of girls getting wedding ready!!! Not to mention all the women that are mothers of the brides in the community too!
As you may or may not know, I got engaged this past summer to my fiance, Brian :) We’ve decided to share our story and journey since so many of you are sharing yours with us. See our engagement slideshow below!!
We have so much going on this spring on Tone It Up! The Wedding Series is in addition to the 3rd annual Bikini Series, SELF magazine Drop 10 Challenge and the new Beach Babe DVD! :) A Wedding Series is something so many of you have you requested over the past few years!
Karena’s also going to be sharing her tips for all you bridesmaids out there– we’ve already heard from hundreds of you getting in shape with your girlfriends for weddings and events! Get ready to be bridal babes together!
Tone It Up for the Wedding ~ Workouts and Preparation for the Special Day
- Tone It Up Wedding Program
- Bridal Babe workouts
- The Honeymoon Slimdown :)
Finding a Dream Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses
My favorite Wedding Websites, Blogs & Inspiration!
DIY Projects, Gifts & Decor
Pinterest Boards & Featured Posts from Wedding Experts!
All Vendor Choices and Why
- Food & Drink
Bachelorette Party & Events
Any other tips & fun activites along the way #TIUbride
If any of you are in a wedding or you have a friend that is getting married, share this post with them! We’re doing fun group ideas for all you girls. Also, leave a comment below if you have any favorite websites or inspiration! I can’t wait to see what you girls suggest too!
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Also, the email address associated with the series is WeddingSeries @ToneItUp.com
Here is our first Wedding Series post…
This video took place at our family lake house this past summer. We’ve spent every summer here for 9 years, so it meant so much to me and my family. Brian, of course, asked my father for my hand in marriage so far in advance, that this moment was a surprise to all of us! We were all at the boat house, enjoying a glass of wine when Brian decided he was going to go jump in the lake. My brother thought he was snapping pictures of Brian just jumping into the water… instead, Brian took the plunge and ‘found a ring’ at the bottom of the lake. My brother just kept snapping away!
It was one of those moments in life that everything moves in slow motion– nothing else exists in the world. He proposed with the kindest words- he’s my best friend and the love of my life. I was so surprised and overwhelmed with happiness and joy. I accidentally said yes early, before I even saw what was inside the shell he was holding! Inside the seashell case, on a piece of drift wood was a beautiful canary diamond ring~ it looks just like the sunshine :)
As you can tell from the video, my mom and dad were thrilled! He’s a smart man to pop the question with my family there :) It meant so much to them to be part of it. We celebrated all night- each other, family, loved ones who couldn’t be with us and talked about the future.
So far, Brian and I had our engagement photo session where we live in Manhattan Beach, created a wedding website and booked photographers!!! More details to come on all of this!! I don’t know what days I’ll be doing wedding updates, but it will most likely be on the weekends, like right now at 2am!
We created a pinterest board on ToneItUp~ Wedding Series
For our wedding website~ we used Wedsite.com. We love this so much because it doesn’t look like all the rest of the sites out there. It’s a flip book where you can customize the pictures, background, music, pages and guestbook. We found it just by googling cool wedding sites and we really loved the look and feel. Here’s a sample of what our site looks like!
*** UPDATE! Wedsite just wrote in and offered 10% off to all our ToneItUp girls! If you build your site with them, enter ‘TONEITUP‘ into the coupon code when you create your site. There are a lot of free sites and services out there, but again, I wanted ours to be different and look unique :)
Thanks to my brother Stephen for capturing the proposal photos and our friend Nicole for our engagement photos!
Leave a comment below :) I’d love to hear from you! Also ~ any and all requests during this series!
More updates coming this week…
Some TIU Brides & Bridesmaids! #TIUbride