Real Bride – Suzanne and Rob

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Suzanne and Rob Carden - How did he propose? He took me on a trail run during an overnight camping trip for my 30th Birthday. He ran with a water bottle holder (which he doesn’t normally do) and hid the ring in the storage compartment of the holder. I asked for a drink from his water mid run and he turned around and proposed!   - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We chose McCoy Farms and Gardens for the reception because it was beautiful, we really enjoyed meeting the people that [...]


Brides: How to make your life easier when it comes to bridesmaids dresses

  So! It's time to pick bridesmaid dresses. Whether you want a specific color or scheme, it is very overwhelming trying to make multiple women happy- and it can turn a fun shopping trip with your girlfriends into a mess. If you'd like to avoid the headache of trying to achieve the perfect look, then let us help! Here are a few tips for choosing your bridesmaids dresses that will keep you sane and your gals happy. Give them direction! Do NOT just "let them choose what they want." Your friends are choosing an outfit that has to fit into [...]


Real Bride – Lauren and Chancz

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Lauren and Chancz McGee - How did he propose? We went on a hike and told me he had a rock in his shoe and wanted me to pull off his shoe to find the rock. Well when I pulled off his shoe I saw the ring and immediately started crying. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was so sweet and perfect! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We got married at Patten Chapel and had our reception at The Venue. [...]


Do you guys carry prom?? Um, sort of…

We get this question all the time. "Do you guys carry prom?" Prom is tough, because you need a TON of inventory, and honestly we just don't have the space for it. So while we don't carry traditional prom, we do have some good options for the girl who doesn't want a huge ball gown or to sparkle like a disco ball (not that there's anything wrong with that!) For instance, want some sparkle?? Check out these gems!      We even have some mix and match two piece sets!    Or these fun sparklers by Adrianna Papell    What [...]


This One’s For the Guys: Let’s Talk Prom Tuxes

Times have changed. Guys are really feelin' themselves lately. Gone are the days of boring, boxy tuxes. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Neyo, David Beckham, Jay-Z and more are strutting the red carpet in designer duds that are, in a word, fly. So Dude, why aren't you thinking about your prom tux yet? Red? Blue? Black? White? Even merlot! Slim fit, skinny- yep, we have those too. We've got it all here at Monica's, and we are running specials for you guys! It's really so simple. Come get measured and pick out your tux. The week of prom, it will be [...]


Real Bride – Krystal and Branden

- Bride & Groom's Name: Krystal Campos and Branden Bruzzese -How did he propose? Branden proposed during a vacation with my family. We were in San Francisco visiting the Golden Gate Bridge when we decided to hike down to the little beach area next to the bridge. As we got to the waterline he began to tell me how much loved me and how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. Then he knelt down and proposed and as soon as he knelt down a wave rushed up his leg. It was literally the most perfect [...]


How to Plan a Wedding Beauty Regimen

We know that there’s so much to plan in the lead up to your big day. You’ve no doubt got the dress lined up (with us, of course! ;) ), chosen your ideal venue and organized the guest list, but what about your pre-wedding beauty regimen? Now’s the time to start thinking about that. The more informed and better prepared you are the less stressful it’s going to be leading up to the ceremony, and that includes how you look after your skin and hair. With that in mind we’re going to show you how to plan a wedding beauty [...]


Real Bride – Valerie and Brent

Bride and Groom's names: Valerie and Brent Toon - How did he propose? In our living room as we were fixing to leave to go to Costco. He was so nervous and kept saying "I'm so nervous" as he fumbled through the closet. And I was so confused - I couldn't understand why going to Costco was making him so nervous. He then came over to the top of the stairs and explained how he had thought of all the elaborate ways he could have proposed but that he had decided in that moment that it would be best to [...]


Boho and Beautiful Wedding Inspiration at Hiwassee River

We were lucky enough to be part of this dramatic boho shoot at the gorgeous Hiwassee River Weddings and Events last fall and are (finally) getting around to sharing pictures! (We're the worst, we know!) This team of vendors is awesome and what we produced is just gorgeous! We are loving the deep colors and bold furniture. And of course- we had to feature one of our favorite gowns! Find her here --> WTOO Ryley, and of course, at our store!   Hair & Makeup: Kimberly Gives Good Hair, Juliet's Beauty Lounge Flowers: Melissa Timm Designs Cake: Ramble Creek Cakes [...]