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  • A careful and very important process

    Wedding Planning Ideas by WeddingFanatic
    Katie
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Deliberate Art of Cutting the Wedding Cake The days, weeks, and months leading up to a wedding are fraught with tension, drama, jitters, and a healthy dose of anxiety; there are a lot of moving parts to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion that need to be taken care of with the minimal amount of worry and stress. In the midst of a wedding’s inherent euphoria and celebratory mood, it might be easy to forget to learn how to properly cut a wedding cake. It’s a delicate skill that is just as essential as every other little detail in the wedding itself. Fortunately, the actual operation only…
  • We all scream for new ways to serve ice-cream!

    Decidedly Uncomplicated
    Leslie Weekes
    29 Jan 2014 | 6:19 pm
    VIA NOTCOT With all the snow and ice and salt outside today, I felt inspired to make ice-cream. The hard way, in a Ziploc baggie, with LOTS of elbow grease. Ice-cream is going to be big in events in 2014 (if we are to believe the 2014 trend list that I just read). Shhh…don’t tell the trendsetters, but ice-cream at events has been around for some time. In the past year alone we’ve seen
  • Tips for Getting Your Future Husband to Help with the Wedding Planning

    Wedding Planning Ideas by WeddingFanatic
    samantha
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    One of the chief complaints of brides who are planning their weddings is that their future spouses aren’t helping! If you’re one of these brides who is stressed to the max and ready to explode, the following tips can help. Image Source: Wikimedia Allow Him to Help This seems a little self-explanatory, but it’s an important tip. It’s just a fact of life that the planning is more important to the bride than it is to the groom.  He’s just excited at the prospect of having you as a bride…everything else is second priority. Therefore, he’s not going to be…
  • 5 Tips for Amazing Wedding Photos

    About.com Weddings
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
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    Miss Hen
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    @msbicycle Ha! I’m not sure, but it’s delicious, wherever it’s from!
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  • Comment on Winner Winner, Chicken (and Waffles) Dinner! by Miss Hen

    Miss Hen
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    @msbicycle Ha! I’m not sure, but it’s delicious, wherever it’s from!
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    Mrs. Bicycle
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    I’m crashing your wedding, k? Is the Thomasville cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy? That place is the best!
  • Comment on Are You a DIY Bride? First Consider… by clairebear000

    clairebear000
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    My wedding was last month and I had a few DIY projects. Good tips Miss Goat! I had a fairly long engagement so my first job was invitations. I loved making them and was so pleased with the outcome! When I added up the expenses at the end I was surprised that I had spent about 75% of what it would have cost to buy them. But, I ended up with beautiful, heartfelt stationary that is personal to me and DH, so I am really happy! I also DIY’d an air-dry clay ring bowl (easy, do it!), map-based decorations like a heart garland and 3d letters (but trickier but much cheaper than buying them…
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    Mrs. Bracelet
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    I’m so sorry to hear about the break-in. What a frustrating way to end your rehearsal.
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    Miss Hen
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    @dcgirl655 We’ve got a small, intimate guest list of friends and family, so I know of anyone’s diets or allergies. I’m not worries about that so much as their tastes. I would be thrilled to stuff my face with fried everything at a special occasion like this, but some others might crave more balanced meals. @campfire THIS. This is the problem. @roadtrip Slaw is a great idea! I’ll have to bring that up to our truck.
 
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  • Jessie + Ruben’s Glittery Purple Wedding Extravaganza

    Jennie
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    On this lovely Friday, we’re featuring a sparkly wedding that will sure warm your heart. Captured by Carrie Wildes Photography, the bride Jessie DIY and personalized many aspects of her and Ruben’s wedding with lots of purple rhinestones… simply because, well, she loves everything purple and sparkly! The couple’s affections for purple, sparkly things, Mets (Ruben’s!), and their kids are apparent on their wedding day.     According to Carrie Wildes: “When Ruben proposed, one of the things he gave Jessie was a little heart with a tiny ring and their…
  • Paige + Jordan’s 20s-Themed Wedding

    Jennie
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Paige + Jordan chose the historic home, The Historic Obici House, as the venue for their 20s-themed wedding. Great thing there was a back-up plan of hosting the ceremony indoors as it rained on their day (originally planned for an outdoor ceremony). Brought to us by Caitlin Gerres Photography, this wedding is filled with many handmade crafty elements (think unique bouquets and center pieces).     From the photographer: “With the help of her mom and bridesmaids, Paige crafted many of the wedding day elements, starting with the bouquets. She covered each bouquet with brooches…
  • Courtney + Will’s Pretty in Pink Sewing Wedding

    Jennie
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today, we are bringing you a super cutesy, melt-in-your-heart, and sweet wedding from Kate Bentley Photo. This gorgeous DIY/rustic/sewing-themed wedding came to us from Wisconsin and features origami cranes, homegrown herbs, paper hearts, and a wedding dress made by the bride. Courtney + Will are so adorable together, and with their awesome family and friends by their side, this wedding is just too pretty for you to miss!     As mentioned earlier, Courtney made her wedding dress that was short and cute and very perfect for her wedding. When she wasn’t sewing her dress, she was…
  • Jackie + Chang’s Classic Autumn Wedding

    Jennie
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    For our Monday feature this week, we’re sharing a traditional Autumn affair from Lindsay Docherty Photography. Jackie + Chang had their traditional church wedding in Delaware at the same location where Jackie’s sister, parents, and grandparents were also married in. For their celebration, they decided to hosted it at Kings Mills in Pennsylvania, where Jackie allowed her creativity to shine.     Jackie incorporated lots of yellow, orange, and gold all over the details for her Fall wedding. What was pretty amazing was that Jackie + Chang had only visited and seen their…
  • Debora + Kyle’s Lovely Date Night Engagement Shoot

    Jennie
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’re featuring a gorgeous couple’s “Lovely Date Night” engagement session on this lovely Saturday. Shot in the midst of winter this year in Maryland, Debora + Kyle’s love and natural ease with each other was showcased beautifully by Daysy Photography. Can’t wait to see how beautiful their wedding will be!     Photographer: Daysy Photography//Other Location: Frederick Historic Downtown//Shoot Date:02.02.2014// Submitted via Two Bright Lights
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  • Winter Sun Wedding Inspiration From A Darling Affair

    Polka Dot Bride
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The temperature is dropping and this shoot inspired by the Winter sunshine seemed just the ticket to round out the true start to the colder seasons! This gorgeous winter sun wedding inspiration is to promote Sunshine Coast wedding fair A Darling Affair to be held at The Chapel Woombye on Saturday July, 19th. Designed to be a wedding fair with a difference, visitors can enjoy a relaxed picnic in the Winter sun with live music while enjoying the vistas of the chapel and seeking out new wedding ideas from a talented bevy of wedding vendors. To give you a peek into what the wedding fair will be…
  • Friday Roundup

    Polka Dot Bride
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photo by Broderick Photography from Makala and Damiano’s Modern White Wedding In Brisbane On this Good Friday, we’d like to wish all of our readers a beautiful day. Whether you celebrate this Christian tradition or not, we hope you manage to fill your day with reflection and peace and it is the perfect opportunity to relax and be grateful for this special time in all of our lives. Today, we have some lovely vendors passing on exclusive special offers and we are also catching up on the week that has been on the Polka Dot Bride specialty blogs. Happy Good Friday! This Week On Polka Dot…
  • Erin and Dean’s Sydney Traditional Romance Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Erin and Dean Erin and Dean started dating twelve years ago through mutual friend and on their eleventh anniversary, they tied the knot in a traditional, romantic wedding in the heart of Sydney. Welsch Photography captured the day, from Erin’s sparkling wedding heels to the first dance accompanied by fireworks. What a night to remember! Erin chose a v neck gown by Karen Willis Holmes with silver heels by Jimmy Choo. The couple chose a beautiful building for their wedding ceremony – Glebe Town Hall. Erin noting, “We held the ceremony at Glebe Town Hall, a beautiful building…
  • Jorja and James’ Bowral Garden Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Jorja and James Jorja and James were set on a garden party feel for their wedding. They tried venue after venue, but none would allow them to have their reception outside in case of rain. Finally, they remembered how much James loved his parent’s home in Bowral and soon it was set in stone – this would be their wedding venue. They married on the verandah and dined under the stars, dodging a few wayward storms! Their day was beautifully captured, underneath the trees by Gemma Clarke Photography . Jorja tells the story of how they came to be. “I worked at McDonalds and James…
  • Sophie and Sam’s Modern St Kilda Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sophie and Sam When I first saw this wedding pop up on Instagram last year through Louisa Bailey I think I lost my breath. A bride in a tangerine gown? As someone who is so utterly traditional in a sense, I am always beyond excited when brides express their different personalities and wear a beautiful, coloured gown. Sophie and Sam chose a modern feel for their wedding day – from the garden ceremony, the tangerine gown to a St Kilda Stokehouse reception and an outfit change into silver sequins. They did it their way and it was awesome. On how they met, Sophie tells, “We met in…
 
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    Style Me Pretty

  • SMP Gilt Sale + Twitter Chat!

    Stephanie Weers
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Y’all know we’re never ones to miss a good sale, so when our friends at GILT asked to team up for a wedding sale extravaganza…we basically couldn’t say YES fast enough. With curated picks from our very own Abby Larson, you can shop an array of bridal gowns, accessories, bridesmaids dresses, gifts and more, all with a nod to classic style. But it gets even better, because Abby is taking over GILT’s Twitter TODAY at 2 p.m. EST to talk all things weddings. Get tweeting those questions with #GiltBridal Lovin’ what you see? Don’t wait! GILT’s SMP…
  • Classic English Wedding at the Bodleian Library

    Stephanie Weers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    While she originally had her sights set on a NYC rooftop wedding, it was the beauty of Oxford, England that sent this bride’s wedding plans for a complete and total loop. But with its stunning architecture and old-world charm, it’s all too easy to see why. The fabulous Stephanie Swann captured the day from start to finish you can click right here for sooooo much more! Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsChurchLibraryStylesTraditional From the Bride… With half our guests coming from a different country, we wanted our wedding to be special. NYC…
  • Spring Blooms That Inspire

    Abby Capalbo
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It never fails, when April rolls around we start craving those spring blooms like you wouldn’t believe. We have a feeling we aren’t alone there. And with Easter right around the corner and Passover in full swing, we thought we would gather up some of our favorite spring blooms to help inspire your arrangements. Spring Blooms That InspireView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: The Blog
  • Pastel Colored Holman Ranch Affair

    Erin Lepperd
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    With Spring in full swing and Easter just around the corner, a wedding infused with the prettiest of pastels is about as timely as you can get. Photographed beautifully by Delbarr Moradi with design by Soiree By Simone Lennon and flowers by Floral Theory, this puppy is a sea of elegant tables, flowers in the softest shades of color, lovely gold details sprinkled throughout and all tucked inside dreamy Holman Ranch. See even more here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsRanchStylesRustic Elegance From Simone Lennon… Upon the first meeting with Jordan…
  • Classic Elegance Inspiration at the Santa Barbara Club

    Abby Capalbo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Classic weddings are my kryptonite. I adore their timeless style and swoon over their sentimental details. So if you happen to be a planning a wedding where tradition reigns supreme, this shoot beautifully captured by Patrick Moyer and designed by Armando Martinez of Alegria By Design will have you jumping for joy. It’s ridiculously perfect from start to finish, and you can see even more here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   From Armando Martinez For Alegria By Design …Our location and inspiration for this year’s “Spring Bride” shoot was the historic Santa…
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  • WPT: Selling to Grow

    The Blogsmaid
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    So, if blogging Wedding Pro Wednesday on a Thursday is any indication, things have been a little bit crazy here lately- but in a totally good way.  April is a busy month for us and last week we wrapped up what I would say was the biggest project of our careers thus far: the NYC Gala for Brown University’s 250th Anniversary at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.  Being Brown alums, this was not only an amazing opportunity, it was a real honor. I wanted to write a little bit about the genesis of this project as I think it relates a lot to creative business growth in general.  In…
  • Spring 2015 Bridal Market Recap

    The Blogsmaid
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    This past weekend was Bridal Market for Spring 2015- I know, we have barely wrapped our heads around Spring of 2014 and we’re already looking forward to next year… Unlike mainstream fashion, Bridal tends to move more slowly, with a trend lasting seasons, even years, after causing an initial sensation… The strapless dress, for instance, seemed to be simply Glacial- seemingly permanent and insurmountable- reigning from about 2003-the Royal Wedding when Kate Middleton changed everything with those long lace sleeves.  The lace sleeve is still hanging strong, but what struck me…
  • Sensational Millinery by Katie Burley

    The Blogsmaid
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I know that this will sound super random, but when I was a younger girl what I REALLY, really wanted to be was a milliner. I used to make all of the hats and hairpieces for the costume shop in college and was just obsessed with what could be done with the art of a hat. So, it’s really lovely to see when someone doesn’t just make veils and barrettes for brides, but truly takes the title of Millinery seriously.  I simply fell in love with Katie Burley! I love this half cloche, half veil!   I love floral crowns and I love Frida Kahlo and I love Jewelry, and this has ALL three!!
  • Inspiring Ideas: Custom Printed Fabrics

    The Blogsmaid
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    My constant quest for the unique, the one of a kind and the TRULY personal has led me to a near obsession with Spoon Flower and ALL things Fabric Printing.  Essentially, sometimes (for me, most of the time) the pre-fabricated just ISN’T cutting the mustard, and, what would really tie things together is a fabulous pattern on a throw pillow, bar linen, table cloth or Chuppah Cover.   For most projects that involving simply needing yardage (table linens, pillows, drapes) Spoonflower can be a fantastic way to deepen your design with a personal touch. For our November Food Styling and…
  • WPW: Tech Tools That Make Life Better

    The Blogsmaid
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve done a digital round up of tech tools that make life better… mainly because there has been a shortage of them. BUT, lately I’ve been marveling at some simple apps, and web interfaces that have seemingly made my life so much better and… mobile. 1. Dropbox If your business hasn’t adopted this yet, you are officially late for the Tea Party, but don’t worry, it isn’t over.  It’s like google docs on crack, and since it exists on your desktop, online, your ipad and your phone, you literally can access everything,…
 
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  • The Secrets to Finding An Amazing Wedding Photographer

    Anne
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    There are SO MANY wedding photographers to choose from, aren't there?!  I would be so overwhelmed if I had to pick a wedding photographer now.  I thought it was overwhelming 10 years ago, but technology has made the market so much bigger with so many more inexperienced people just creating a website and giving it a try.  I know I can't possibly serve everyone as a wedding photographer, but I can at least share some insider secrets about the wedding photography industry that might help YOU find a really great and experienced photographer for your wedding.  Here's some…
  • Divorced? Don't Toss Your Wedding Photos!

    Anne
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    While it's perfectly understandable why someone might want to toss wedding photos and everything else that represents an ex-relationship, I would like to invite you to consider all of the other amazing sentimental moments that only occur on a wedding day and should be preserved even if you don't have children to pass wedding images onto...Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance:For many people, their wedding day is the only time in their lives that they dance with one of their parents.  This is often an incredibly meaningful moment between a parent and child, and it may never happen again,…
  • My Birthday Wish...

    Anne
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    (iphone selfie, hardly any makeup, just being real with you)Can you believe I've been sharing my thoughts, images, advice, etc. on this blog for over 9 years now?!  NINE YEARS!  It's almost as old as my photography business. ;-)  Since I've been writing here for so long, my birthday wish is to know:How has my blog impacted you as a reader?  I often feel like I'm writing to the unknown because I don't demand calls of action or comments from you as a reader - I just let you enjoy whatever I have to offer without asking much in return.  Today I'm asking, because it's my…
  • What Headshot Background Should I Have?

    Anne
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:26 am
    The background for your headshot or portrait helps to establish a mood or atmosphere that provides subtle suggestions about you, your work, and your style.  To help you decide which background would be best for you, here are a few things to take into consideration:How Will Your Portrait Be Used Most Often?Does this photo need to blend into a website, conference poster, online directory, or anything else which requires a standardized look?  If so, white or plain colored are backdrops often used to create a consistent look on a website or in a directory of other professionals.
  • Get The Best Profile Photo Possible

    Anne
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:15 am
    As a photographer, I'm always aiming to create images that help people sell themselves or their product online.  I love that Photo Feeler, a site for testing your profile photo against the metrics identified below, recently did a study on how different elements of a photo help or hurt your chances (see info graphic following).  I know that I've experienced the effects of a good or bad photo online when being chosen to be hired for a job and especially in the online dating world where all you get is a 2D image and a bit of text to make a decision to meet someone in person or…
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  • TLC WANTS YOU TO WIN A DREAM WEDDING

    Wendy
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    Shop Your Way and TLC “Say Yes to the Dress” SYW Sweeps Shop Your Way and TLC will “Sweep” One Lucky Bride off their Feet with a Dream Wedding! If you’re like most brides, weddings can be both emotionally and financially stressful. There is often a struggle to find the perfect dress and accessories, not to mention plan a honeymoon – all within a budget.  That’s why Shop Your Way Sweeps & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” is offering you access to win a dream wedding prize worth over $30,000. Prize includes a dress credit, a fitting from one of the top bridal shops in…
  • STILL WATCHING OVER YOUR BIG DAY

    Wendy
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:43 am
    I am happy to announce that Wendy's Affairs of Heart has a new name and a new look!  But, nothing else has changed.  I still offer the best and most comprehensive personal service to the bride and my dedication and passion for what I do has NOT changed.  There is a new web site to come very soon.  In the meantime, feel free to contact me here with your wedding questions.   I look forward to working with you on your wedding and Watching Over Your Big Day!Special Thanks to Lauren Wessier for her amazing work in creating my new graphic and to Kim at Heirloom Occasions…
  • FROM THE PAST- WHY?

    Wendy
    18 Jan 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Within the pages of time and history are held many wedding traditions.    Some we still do and others we discard for our own traditions- or because they make no sense.  But, even as weddings have changed and brides put their own spin on things, wedding traditions are a part of every couples' special day.  So, at this time of year when there are so many newly engaged, I thought it would be fun to tell you about where these traditions began.The Rings:  The ancient Romans believed that a vein led directly from the third finger of the left hand to the heart.  …
  • A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    Wendy
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:54 am
    This love story is really heaven sent- with a little help from Match.com.    I had the pleasure of chatting to Eliza and Troy last night.   They have both been through some trying times, but when they found each other, they just knew they had found their soul mates.  Eliza is a widow, having lost her husband suddenly and leaving her with 3 children to raise.  She is a special needs teacher and the mother of a special needs child.  Eliza is lucky to have some great friends and her eldest son, who took on the job of "man of  the house".  But,…
  • KATIE COURIC ON WEDDINGS WITH MARTHA STEWART

    Wendy
    15 Jan 2014 | 9:32 am
    If you are getting married, tune in tomorrow to Katie Couric and get some tips on wedding planning with Martha Stewart.  
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    Decidedly Uncomplicated

  • 3 Event Planning Lessons I Wish I Learned Sooner

    Leslie Weekes
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    VIA NYIAD This [past] February, our company, Leslie-Manning Events, celebrated nine years in the wedding and event planning business. Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that I was crafting and obsessing over our first ad, which I posted on Craigslist, and watched horror-stricken as another aspiring wedding planner promptly stole the material. It was my first lesson learned,
  • Tips for picking your wedding day wines

    Leslie Weekes
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:49 am
    VIA THE IRISH TIMES I always recommend that if the caterer or venue allows you to stock the bar for your wedding or event, you should. Not just for the cost savings, but for the ability to have control over the quality of wines you serve. Unfortunately, however, the primary reason most people stock their own bar is to save money, so they buy the cheapest wines they can find at their local
  • Brooklyn Hipsters, meet your new neighbors!

    Leslie Weekes
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:01 am
    For almost 10 years, Leslie-Manning Events has been helping social and corporate clients plan uncomplicated, yet undeniably elegantTM events in Washington, DC. Starting this March, we are bringing our signature style to weddings and events in the Big Apple! We love planning tastefully understated events and we look forward to assisting you with yours. Contact Leslie at leslie{at}
  • What I'm Loving Today: Green Martinis

    Leslie Weekes
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:53 pm
    VIA FOOD FANATICS I read somewhere that the Quinoa and Kale Martini is the top selling cocktail on the bar menu at The Proprietors Bar & Wine in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Fortunately, I don't have to travel to Massachusetts to see what all the buzz is about as I just found the recipe on the Food Fanatics website. If you've ever checked out my Health & Happiness board on Pinterest, you'll know
  • We all scream for new ways to serve ice-cream!

    Leslie Weekes
    29 Jan 2014 | 6:19 pm
    VIA NOTCOT With all the snow and ice and salt outside today, I felt inspired to make ice-cream. The hard way, in a Ziploc baggie, with LOTS of elbow grease. Ice-cream is going to be big in events in 2014 (if we are to believe the 2014 trend list that I just read). Shhh…don’t tell the trendsetters, but ice-cream at events has been around for some time. In the past year alone we’ve seen
 
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    Eco & Elsie

  • Free Peace Cards + Summer Daydreaming

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Peace PrintHello, friends! So who watched Game of Thrones last night? Honestly, I did not see that coming and my mind is running rampant speculating over who the culprit was. I'll shut up though - no spoilers here.  Anyway, made a new print over the weekend! This print is meant to remind you of the calming and relaxing nature of the ocean. I love the water and am so excited that we're getting closer to summer time. What does that mean? It means flip flops, beach hats, and sunscreen. We'll be traveling to the coast this summer with two young kids in tow. I'm really looking…
  • Hold Your Love Like You Hold an Umbrella

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Umbrella of Love Nursery PrintableAlthough this print is cutesy and references a popular children's book, I really intended for it to convey a message of love. The idea being that we should all carry around our love the same way we carry an umbrella in the rain. High above our heads, using it as a shelter, and ready to share it with someone who needs a warm and safe place to rest. There are many people - I am sure you can think of one or two - who hide under a ginormous umbrella of fear. They fend off the world with an enormously judgemental attitude and they relieve their own pain by…
  • FREEEE PRINTABLES: Motivating mini pep-talk-notes to get you into shape!

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Even olympic athletes need motivational pep talks every now and then. That's essentially what these little notes are - little movitational pep talks for any one looking to get into better shape. Personally, I love hitting the gym, but getting there is a different story. I plop on the treadmill and slowly move to a trot, at which point my butt feels like it weighs about a million tons. Once the blood starts moving and my heart rate jumps up though, I hit an awesome high and I'm ready to take on the day! These little notes are here to help you get there. Maybe your "there" is the gym,…
  • Pushing Past The Desert of Fear

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Added another one! :)Ice Cream Wonder PrintableI'm up late tonight and feeling, well, awful. Not sick. No. Just feeling restless, uneasy, and ungrateful. Nothing in particular happened today, so I wonder where do these feelings come from? I didn't make it to the gym today and I wonder about the possibilities of sweating out the "bad stuff." Is it possible these feelings are really just some type of foreign entity, digging deeper and deeper into the delicate spirit? It does seem that rigorous exercise has an effect on anxiety, stress, and general unhappiness. I have found that…
  • New Printables Added!

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Check out some of the new prints I've added to the Etsy shop! Still trying to add more inventory, so hopefully I'll have a bunch more up in the next week. Colors and quotes can be changed, just PM via Etsy if you're interested!"All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where its planted."Artsy Tree PrintableNever Look Back PrintableDream Big DoggieSPONSOR
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    Southern Weddings Magazine

  • Southern Newlywed: In the Kitchen with Kristin Winchester + a Giveaway!

    Emily
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
  • April Bride of the Month: Whitney

    Emily
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Friends! I’m so happy to welcome our Southern Bride of the Month for April! All of our Southern Brides are special to us, but we have a special connection to Miss Whitney because in 2011, she was one of our reader models in V4′s South Carolina Polo Prep editorial! Here she is on the left in those famous striped skirts :) A Bryan Photo Please help me welcome her to the blog… again! :) Hi! What’s your name? Whitney Anne Rosenkampff What’s your fiancé’s name? John William Perry, but he goes by Will How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Our story begins our…
  • Fall Texas Wedding by Stefanie Miles

    Lisa
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    I felt like cheering at my desk while reading Stephanie and Ray’s interview! From the way they carefully wrote their vows to the reason they chose their romantic garden venue, it’s so clear that they approached their wedding with so much thoughtfulness and attentiveness to what truly matters. Our talented Blue Ribbon Vendor, Stefanie Miles, helped them pull together so many beautiful details that reflected their personal styles and love story, but most importantly, her presence let them stay focused on what they really cared about: their marriage and loved ones. I’m sure…
  • Georgia Wedding by Happy Everything Co

    Lisa
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I watched one of my all-time favorite movies, Steel Magnolias, over the weekend, and was reminded of a particularly wonderful line: “Laughing through tears is my favorite emotion.” While there is so much joy that comes with a wedding, it can also bring up some sadness, especially when a loved one can’t be there. Megan and Ryan did the most beautiful job celebrating their love and all they had to be grateful for at their wedding, while at the same time, paying touching tribute to Megan’s late father. Don’t miss Megan’s heartwarming substitute to her…
  • Lisa’s Southern Wedding: Our Photographer

    Lisa
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hi y’all! This may be one of the Lisa’s Southern Wedding posts I’ve been the most excited to write—today, I’m introducing our photographer! As far as wedding vendors go, photography has been my number one priority since long before I got engaged. I truly believe that having the right photographer—someone whose style you love and who makes the effort to get to know you and your story—makes all the difference in getting the timeless wedding pictures that will become heirlooms for generations to come. Before Dave and I had a wedding date or a venue, or even a state to get…
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  • European {Honeymoon-Inspired} Travel Guide: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Entry No. 43: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, GermanyLast year, J&I spent a long weekend roadtripping from our small German village to another small German village - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is pretty well-known for being so little. It's a near-perfectly preserved medieval town with its rampart walls still intact, a bell tower you can climb for a bird's eye view of the town and tons of charming little homes, taverns and restaurants. Hello, magical honeymoon!View of the town square from the top of the bell towerI think I most enjoyed just walking around the cobblestone streets and…
  • Classic Bride Style File: Wearing TWO Gowns (FTW)

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    On Monday, I shared a gorgeous California wedding where the bride wore two gowns on her big day: one for the ceremony and one for the reception:I cannot tell you how much I love this idea and I'm going to go off on a little side tangent right now so bear with me ... Do you guys ever watch Something Borrowed, Something New on TLC? If you're not familiar, it's show where the bride has to choose between wearing her mother's wedding dress {which is updated by a designer} and a new wedding dress {of the bride's choosing}. I'm addicted to the show and I almost always root for the bride to…
  • How To Use Antiques in Your Wedding: French Champagne Buckets as Vases (for sale!)

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    As part of my antiquing series, I've been sharing some of my favorite ways to incorporate antiques in your wedding. I've shared how to use vintage French enamel pitchers and watering cans as vases ... and today, I'm going to share one of my absolute favorites: Vintage French Champagne Buckets! Just like last week's watering cans, these are incredibly easy to style - you literally just need to make a trip to your local floral market and pick up a bunch of your favorite blooms to drop in. I'm using hydrangeas but I think a cluster of white tulips mixed with ranunculus would be…
  • Classic Bridal Beauty Files: Oil Pulling

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you guys heard about oil pulling? I feel like everyone has been talking about it and after staying up too late one night a few weeks ago, reading countless articles and watching one-too-many YouTube videos {this was my favorite - I'm really addicted to her YT now!}, I was convinced of the many benefits oil pulling offers and decided to try it out.via my Instagram - are you following me? ;)It basically consists of taking a teaspoon of coconut oil {you can also use sesame or sunflower oil} and swishing it around in your mouth for 20 minutes when you first wake up and then…
  • Classic Summer California Wedding {with two gowns!}

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Catherine and Peter wed in June at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Oja, Calif. The bride donned different gowns for the ceremony and reception - both stunning and an idea I absolutely love! Wouldn't it be fun to have two dresses? Oh, and there's a Love Actually -inspired 'scene' during the ceremony - too cute for words! / Photos by Christine Chang.Says Catherine, "The best advice I got as I was planning our wedding was simply 'pick what you like' and 'don’t overthink it,' which seems ridiculously obvious in hindsight. But after you get engaged and you finally choose a date, everyone…
 
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  • Underwater Wedding Bridal Boudoir Engagement Anniversary Photo Shoot + Dreams Tulum

    Critsey
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
    I am so excited we are registering clients for our famously fabulous under water sessions!! This November we will be in Mexico exclusively for our underwater sessions. This is a once in a lifetime chance to have some of the most amazingly awesome photos of yourselves. The session can be for your After Session; romantic portraits taken of the bride and groom in their wedding attire. It’s becoming increasingly popular with newlyweds because it can take place up to a year after the event. Taking photos after the wedding allows the couple to feel more relaxed and act more natural, providing…
  • Saint Mark Catholic Church Wedding and Peninsula Reception

    Critsey
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:06 am
    Joanna and Rob’s wedding was decadent and gorgeous. Joanna looked like a fairy tale princess and Rob – her handsome prince. This is exactly what every girl dreams of – The perfect most amazingly gorgeous wedding with a killer sunset to boot!. Here is a sneak peek…   Wedding Photographer: Critsey Rowe Ceremony Location: Saint Mark Catholic Church Officiant: Richard Bellow Church Coordinator: Kris Brodoff Reception Location: Peninsula Club Reception Coordinator: Grainne Gray Invitations/Stationery: Three Little Birds Catering: Peninsula Club Cake: Cake Lady Jill…
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Bridal Showcase 2014

    Critsey
    8 Feb 2014 | 7:11 am
    Garden Prepares for Wedding Showcase All brides receive free admission to annual event BELMONT, N.C. – All brides, and everyone interested in weddings, are invited to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden during its annual Wedding Showcase on, Sunday, Feb. 16, noon to 4 p.m. All brides, regardless of their planned wedding venue, will receive free admission to this event hosted by the Garden — the region’s premier wedding destination and named the Best Overall Venue for the Charlotte area by Charlotte Wedding Magazine. Whether attendees are looking for new ideas or for help in planning a…
  • Charlotte Wedding Magazine Bow Awards

    Critsey
    3 Jan 2014 | 11:58 am
    So thankful and honored to be a winner of The Bow Awards by Charlotte Wedding Magazine. I am grateful to all my wonderful clients and industry partners who give me so much love and support. Without YOU this would not be possible, so I want to say THANK YOU! You are the real winner in my eyes.
  • Saint Mark Catholic Church Wedding and Bentley’s on 27th Reception

    Critsey
    2 Jan 2014 | 9:08 am
    Melissa and Scott tie the knot! A gorgeous ceremony at Saint Mark Catholic Church with a beautiful reception at Bentley’s on 27th. Melissa is a reporter for WBTV. You might recognize some of her co-workers. …and a peek back at their awesome Charlotte engagement session. Click HERE. Church: St. Mark Catholic Church Reception: Bentley’s on 27 Invitations/Stationery: Red Stone Press Cake: Crumbs Couture Flowers: The Place for Flowers DJ: Split Second Sound Wedding Dress Designer: Christos Wedding Dress Boutique: Nitsa’s Transportation: Royal Limousine Wedding…
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  • Amazing shoes from Charlotte Olympia that most of us can't afford (but all of us can enjoy!)

    Ariel Meadow Stallings
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Generally when I do these shoe posts, I make a point to provide a range of pricing options, from $30 pleather flats that might start falling apart after one wear, all the way up to "Holy shit, those shoes cost more than my entire catering budget!" Last week, a reader wrote in to very specifically request a post about Charlotte Olympia's line of shoes. I took one look at had three responses: HOLY SHIT AMAZING HOLY SHIT SO MANY KITTY-FACED SHOES! HOLY SHIT OFFBEAT BRIDES ARE GOING TO BE VERY UNHAPPY ABOUT THESE PRICES. These shoes start at about $500, so really for most of us…
  • Giselle & Alan's pirate handfasting wedding

    Offbeat Editors
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photos by Diane Woodring The Offbeat Bride: Giselle, Graduate Teaching Assistant (and Tribesmaid) Her offbeat partner: Alan, Web Developer Date and location of wedding: Country Cottage & Gardens, Mineral City, OH — August 9, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Alan and I both love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and as a costume enthusiast, I've infected Alan with the costuming bug. We love throwing themed parties for Halloween every year, so it just seemed natural that our biggest party would follow suit. We also decided that EVERYONE should participate! So we did…
  • How to make (and wield!) your own sword bouquet

    Renea
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    As a rule, when I get a project in my head, I can't NOT do it. A few days ago, I had an idea for the bridesmaids' bouquets to have a sword hilt for a handle. I just finished the first one, version 1.0, and there are some things I want to tweak and change. But for the most part, this is it! Now, let me show you how I made it so that you, too, can wield your flowers on your wedding day. Supplies A Dremel with a metal cutting tool or a metal cutting saw. I originally started to use my jeweler's saw, but this was taking way too long, so I moved to a Dremel. Flowers/leaves. These…
  • Float down a river of Alaskan wedded love

    Chris Wolfgang
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photos by Don Barrington Photography Fairbanks, Alaska represents with this rustic wedding in Pioneer Park last July. Nick and Kalee kept things simple — the groomsmen wore T-shirts, and the bride went barefoot — but who needs tons of details in a setting as lovely as this? The couple got married under the pines on a beautifully overcast day, accompanied by accordion music, and standing on a river raft that Nick built just for the occasion. Because, yes, the wedding took to the river after the ceremony — The Chena, to be exact. Even the drum set made it onto one of the DIY…
  • Instead of a receiving line, serve your guests dessert

    Chris Wolfgang
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Gillian Gamble Maybe receiving lines aren't your thing. You're looking for an alternative, perhaps, something a bit more informal. You should totally steal Elle and Bear's idea! Rather than ask their guests to wait in a line to say hi, the couple grabbed platters of muffins and took them around right after the ceremony. Elle puts it really well: We wanted to serve our guests, not just be served by staff … It was great to have a quick chat, hug, and offer tasty treats in this way because these people had done so much for us. We've definitely seen…
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  • Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

    samantha
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    For some people, choosing a maid of honor is easy; there is only one person they’ve ever considered for the position. However, some brides find it a little more difficult, especially if there are several women who would fit the role perfectly. Here are some tips that will help you decide! Responsibility This is a big thing with the maid of honor; she will be responsible for a lot of different aspects of your wedding. Image Source: The Wedding Secrets Traditionally, the maid of honor plans the wedding shower and the bachelorette party, and handles various other issues. It’s…
  • 5 Hilarious Wedding Themes

    samantha
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    If you’re a non-traditional couple and want to do something truly unforgettable for your wedding, perhaps you should go the same route as the following couples who have chosen hilarious wedding themes: 1. Video Games It’s no secret that video games are very well loved by men and women alike, so why not integrate them into your wedding? This couple did, and started the process by sending out Super Mario themed wedding invites! 2. Shrek Yes, it’s true. One couple loves Shrek so much, they wore Shrek and Fiona costumes to get married in. Now, that’s dedication. 3. Zombies…
  • A careful and very important process

    Katie
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Deliberate Art of Cutting the Wedding Cake The days, weeks, and months leading up to a wedding are fraught with tension, drama, jitters, and a healthy dose of anxiety; there are a lot of moving parts to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion that need to be taken care of with the minimal amount of worry and stress. In the midst of a wedding’s inherent euphoria and celebratory mood, it might be easy to forget to learn how to properly cut a wedding cake. It’s a delicate skill that is just as essential as every other little detail in the wedding itself. Fortunately, the actual operation only…
  • 5 Incredible Wedding Cupcake Ideas

    samantha
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:24 pm
    If you’re planning to have cupcakes for your wedding, you probably already know how popular they are. What you might not know is how stunning they can truly be. Check out these 5 amazing cupcake ideas for inspiration. 1. Rose Cupcakes These outstanding rose cupcakes are so realistic-looking. They’re also perfect for a spring or summer wedding and a variety of wedding themes. Image Source: Pinterest These cupcakes are feminine and will certainly impress your guests. 2. White and Cream Cupcakes These white and cream cupcakes have unbelievable detail and are perfect for a traditional…
  • Tips for Getting Your Future Husband to Help with the Wedding Planning

    samantha
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    One of the chief complaints of brides who are planning their weddings is that their future spouses aren’t helping! If you’re one of these brides who is stressed to the max and ready to explode, the following tips can help. Image Source: Wikimedia Allow Him to Help This seems a little self-explanatory, but it’s an important tip. It’s just a fact of life that the planning is more important to the bride than it is to the groom.  He’s just excited at the prospect of having you as a bride…everything else is second priority. Therefore, he’s not going to be…
 
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  • baby Hazel, 11 days old

    emilie
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    See, the thing is, babies change. Fast. I met Hazel at the hospital and just days later, I nearly didn't recognize her. The growth that happens in a baby's first year, especially the first few weeks, is incredible! It's hard to imagine that she'll be upright and quite possibly walking by her first birthday! Sigh. Slow down, little lady, is what I'm sure we'll be saying all the year through.What an honor to spend the afternoon with this family as they adjust to life with a little one, less sleep and hearts overflowing with love. Parenthood looks so, so good on you. xo
  • Autumn DIY inspiration with Pencil Events at Hardy Farm

    whitney
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Denise and I were able to tag-team an adorable inspiration shoot organized by Megan Lord from Pencil Events.  Hardy Farm was the backdrop and such a great venue for this fall-inspired theme.  It was my first time there and I loved the feel of the place.  The wood barn is finished, but the rustic appeal still stands.  The open yet private wooded ceremony area is nestled amongst the trees behind the barn.  Ample lawn surrounds the farm, enough for a dinner reception tent and plenty of lawn games.  Rustic rock walls, white farm fences, and pretty gardens decorate…
  • inspiration: April showers

    alina
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Links clockwise from top left: The Inn on Peaks Island; Newburyport, MA;  Saddleback Mountain; Phillips Exeter Academy; New Hampshire Lakes Region; Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Newburyport, MA; New Hampshire Lakes Region
  • life is short, go to Disney

    emilie
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    For Will's first Christmas, his Cincinnati cousins gave him a stuffed animal Piglet. A longtime fan of (classic) Winnie the Pooh (there is an actual Hundred Acre Woods in England and I've been!), I was delighted when he took so quickly to his new little friend, an instant security blanket.Piglet is a daily fixture (and a popular guest on my personal Instagram feed), accompanying us everywhere and snuggled under Will's arm every night. When I was pregnant with Clara, Piglet was the fill-in for practicing what life as a big brother would be like... swaddling, feeding, buckling the carseat,…
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    emilie
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • SMP Gilt Sale + Twitter Chat!

    Stephanie Weers
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Y’all know we’re never ones to miss a good sale, so when our friends at GILT asked to team up for a wedding sale extravaganza…we basically couldn’t say YES fast enough. With curated picks from our very own Abby Larson, you can shop an array of bridal gowns, accessories, bridesmaids dresses, gifts and more, all with a nod to classic style. But it gets even better, because Abby is taking over GILT’s Twitter TODAY at 2 p.m. EST to talk all things weddings. Get tweeting those questions with #GiltBridal Lovin’ what you see? Don’t wait! GILT’s SMP…
  • Classic English Wedding at the Bodleian Library

    Stephanie Weers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    While she originally had her sights set on a NYC rooftop wedding, it was the beauty of Oxford, England that sent this bride’s wedding plans for a complete and total loop. But with its stunning architecture and old-world charm, it’s all too easy to see why. The fabulous Stephanie Swann captured the day from start to finish you can click right here for sooooo much more! Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsChurchLibraryStylesTraditional From the Bride… With half our guests coming from a different country, we wanted our wedding to be special. NYC…
  • Spring Blooms That Inspire

    Abby Capalbo
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It never fails, when April rolls around we start craving those spring blooms like you wouldn’t believe. We have a feeling we aren’t alone there. And with Easter right around the corner and Passover in full swing, we thought we would gather up some of our favorite spring blooms to help inspire your arrangements. Spring Blooms That InspireView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: The Blog
  • Pastel Colored Holman Ranch Affair

    Erin Lepperd
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    With Spring in full swing and Easter just around the corner, a wedding infused with the prettiest of pastels is about as timely as you can get. Photographed beautifully by Delbarr Moradi with design by Soiree By Simone Lennon and flowers by Floral Theory, this puppy is a sea of elegant tables, flowers in the softest shades of color, lovely gold details sprinkled throughout and all tucked inside dreamy Holman Ranch. See even more here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsRanchStylesRustic Elegance From Simone Lennon… Upon the first meeting with Jordan…
  • Classic Elegance Inspiration at the Santa Barbara Club

    Abby Capalbo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Classic weddings are my kryptonite. I adore their timeless style and swoon over their sentimental details. So if you happen to be a planning a wedding where tradition reigns supreme, this shoot beautifully captured by Patrick Moyer and designed by Armando Martinez of Alegria By Design will have you jumping for joy. It’s ridiculously perfect from start to finish, and you can see even more here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   From Armando Martinez For Alegria By Design …Our location and inspiration for this year’s “Spring Bride” shoot was the historic Santa…
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  • Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Introducing Marchesa

    Rebecca
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Delicate lace, lush florals and whimsical flourishes—these are the hallmarks of fashion label Marchesa. And now, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the design duo behind the beautifully crafted gowns, bring their stunning designs to paper. Designed exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas, the Marchesa Collection is pure romance and decadent details—perfect for wedding stationery. “The Marchesa [...]Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Introducing Marchesa
  • Fabled Love BHLDN Inspiration Board

    Julie
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and we love the 60′s Bohemian charm about it. The ornate French lace is a perfect match for the free-spirited bride. Image source: Balsa Wood Bouquet | Sea Tablescape | Table Setting | Sky & Sea Crinkle Fans | Rena Dress | Fabled [...]Fabled Love BHLDN Inspiration Board
  • Marchesa Inspiration Board

    Anum
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re thrilled to introduce The Marchesa Collection, designed exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas. The fashionable bride will fall in love with these romantic designs with a bespoke feel. Today’s inspiration board highlights one of the luxurious invitations, inspired by the runway. L to R: Marchesa for Wedding Paper Divas Night Blooms invite, Bride in Marchesa Dress, Reception Décor, Place setting, Bridesmaid bouquet, Shoes Marchesa [...]Marchesa Inspiration Board
  • Industry Influencer – Allison from Engaged & Inspired

    Julie
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    For our first Industry Influencer series we are excited to announce our interview with Allison from Engaged & Inspired today. 1. How did you get your start in the industry? There were so many moments that lead me here, each of which built on top of each other and put me right where I am. [...]Industry Influencer – Allison from Engaged & Inspired
  • Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Mauve Mist Wedding Invitations

    Catherine Bozigian
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    We’ve fallen head over heels for Pantone Mauve Mist, an ethereal mix of lavender and light pink. It adds a different twist on the traditional romantic palette and works across classic and modern wedding invitations and save the dates. Pair it with a little (or a lot) of gold details and it’s sure to be [...]Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Mauve Mist Wedding Invitations
 
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  • Wedding Tip - Inform Vendors of Necessary Details (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Be sure to inform vendors of any necessary details that could negatively impact the evening. If a guest or someone in the bridal party is allergic to a certain food, if there are relationship details that should not be brought to attention, if Uncle Paul has a tendency to overdo the drinks, maybe give the bartender a heads up.Photo courtesy of Allison Stahl Photography
  • Wedding Tip - Lovely Lashes on Your Wedding Day (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    What kind of eye lashes do you want on your wedding day? If you are looking for a mascara to help create more curl, choose a mascara brush that is slightly bent. Also, a great trick is to use an eye lash curler but first heat it up with a blow dryer and use on the base of your eye lashes. You will have amazing curly lashes! Next, if you want fullness in your eye lashes use a mascara brush that has a fatter middle; this will put more product right where you need it. Lastly, if you are looking for separation in your lashes, use a mascara brush that is super skinny, this will allow for you to…
  • Wedding Tip - Practice Makes Perfect (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you're planning to do your own makeup on the day of, be sure to do a trial run and take a picture. You want to make sure that you are accentuating your favorite features and adding a little extra glow for those wedding day photos. Try a few different styles and consider things like smoky eyes, lash extensions/fake eye lashes, new lipstick, shimmer bronzer, brow defining pencil. Taking practice pictures will help you decide on what look you want for your pictures and also as a reference for the day of.Photo courtesy of The Memory Journalists
  • Wedding Trend - Unique Save The Dates (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking for fun and creative save the dates? We found a unique one to share! Send a 'save the date' pencil inscribed with your wedding date and name on the pencils. Your guest will never forget the creative way you mailed out your 'save the dates'. Slip the pencil in with a reminder 'save the date' card or send them alone sealed in an envelope to remind your guest your special day is coming! Check these affordable pencils out at WriteOnPencils.comPhoto courtesy of WriteOnPencils.com
  • Wedding Tip - Hair Trials With Makeup (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Try your hair several different ways when doing a trial run with your stylist. It may help to also do your makeup to give you a better idea of how the entire look will flow on the day of. Photo provided by Sharpe Photographers
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  • Instagram Lately | April Snapshots from Our Feed

    Anne
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    We love seeing your wedding planning adventures – and sharing our own ideas, discoveries and favorite Instagram-friendly finds. But just in case you’ve missed out on the action, here are a few of our favorite snaps and shots from the @myweddingdotcom Instagram feed lately. Don’t forget to follow us here (and share a glimpse of what you’re up to and enter our Instagram contest with the hashtag #myweddingadventure). Lately, our adventures have included launching our spring e-magazine and lots (and lots) of wedding dresses – not to mention a signature cocktail or two. What wedding…
  • Votives for Every Wedding Theme

    Sarah
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    One thing almost every wedding has in common?  Candlelight.  But depending upon the theme of your wedding, you are probably looking for very different votives to complete your centerpieces. We have collected votives that we love for the most popular wedding themes: vintage, traditional, rustic, and modern. Vintage Mercury glass, textured votives, and delicate design goes best with this old-fashioned romantic theme. Your goal is soft and welcoming glow against the pale colors in your decor.  If your centerpieces features trendy vintage elements like books and antique tchotchkes, keep your…
  • Fresh Ideas for Your Wedding Cocktails

    Sarah
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    No offense to your vows or the delicious cake, but cocktails are pretty much every guest’s best friend.  So make your cocktails even prettier with these fun bar accessories. Bar Decorations Decorate your cocktail area with punny beer coasters and wine signs to help guests differentiate between the pinot and the cab.   Add some flair with over-sized and sparkly confetti. This would be especially cute if you are having a pre-reception cocktail hour (while you take all of those pictures) and you need to pep up your round cafe tables. Cocktail Napkins You can do so much better than…
  • Bridal Bib Necklaces Make a Statement

    Sarah
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
      Bib necklaces aren’t just to wear with your favorite sundress or to snazz up an open collar shirt for the office. They also make great accessories for your wedding dress and for your bridal party. And because they are such a versatile necklace, you will be able to wear these statement pieces again and again.  Doubtful? Just check out how boho chic the bride is above wearing this multi-stoned necklace.  As with any wedding day accessory, you should take into account the cut, neckline, and color of your gown.  Here are a few bib necklace looks we love. Vintage Madonna meets…
  • Lace Bridal Headpieces

    Anne
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Confession: there’s a very good chance that most of the bridal accessories come directly from the lovely pages of Twigs & Honey’s shop. Not all of them. But many of them. What can I say? I heart Twigs & Honey. Anyway, I also heart lace bridal headpieces in almost any form – and lucky for me, this wedding hair trend is on the rise. Lace itself is perpetually on our bridal fashion radar, and the fabric makes for stunning gowns, veils and bridal headbands alike. It also lends a delicate, vintage feel to a bride’s wedding day style. Ultra-feminine and impossibly…
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  • Blueprint Registry – Gifts Your Husband Will Love

    Darci Galvin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am really excited to introduce you to a new way of approaching your wedding registry – Blueprint!  If you’re anything like me (I am a visual learner and also really love a clean aesthetic) you’re going to love this new concept.  When you use Blueprint you can set up a wedding registry by room, just the way you would visualize a blueprint of your house.  And there are filters for your personal style and needs.  They also have an option for the popular honeymoon/cash registry, and even very cool group gifting feature where your guests can contribute towards a larger…
  • DIY Rustic Wedding Inspiration

    Darci Galvin
    12 Nov 2013 | 1:48 pm
    Christina and Scott planned the most adorable outdoor wedding last September, full of easily managed DIY projects.  There were chalkboard frames with messages for the guests throughout the reception, mason jar candle holders, and the cutest photobooth “wall.” I love the idea of including family photos to make it look like a gallery wall!  And I especially love the wishing rock idea, as we used something similar at our wedding.  Christina and Scott took it a step further though and had guests actually write messages on the rocks, giving their advice for a “rock…
  • Bridesmaid & Holiday Gift Inspiration – Camilynn Jewelry

    Darci Galvin
    12 Nov 2013 | 12:23 am
    If you’re looking for some unique gifts for your bridesmaids (or even some Christmas presents for the women in your life) Camilynn Jewelry has some adorable options!  As a Mom I love her initial stamped options but in general monograms are always a hit.  Camilynn also offers companion necklaces – a star for your little one and the star silhouette for yourself!  And if initials or shapes aren’t your thing, these stone pendants are lovely. *This post is partially sponsored by Camilynn Jewelry but as always, all opinions and copy are my own*
  • Engagement Shoot Inspiration – Savannah, GA

    Darci Galvin
    16 Oct 2013 | 1:04 pm
    How great is this couple and their cheery balloons?  I think the contrast of their formal attire paired with the colorful balloons makes this engagement session extra adorable.  Kellee and Derek are from Savannah, Georgia and chose to take their engagement portraits in the historic downtown area.  Perfect backdrop! //All images courtesy of Your Story By Us//
  • Real Weddings: Beautifully Simple Elopement

    Darci Galvin
    13 Sep 2013 | 7:44 am
    This adorable couple and their courthouse elopement is so refreshingly simple.  I love that the images are just about the two of them – it’s all so timeless and…romantic! Jenny and Jeff knew that they didn’t want a large wedding, so they followed their instincts and opted for a small private ceremony at their local courthouse.  They followed the ceremony with an intimate reception at Jeff’s parents home that evening.  Such a great reminder to be true to yourselves and plan the day you really want! Huge thanks to Nicole Firestone of Sunshine Charlie for these…
 
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  • 25+ Beautiful Wedding Day Buns

    Caitlin
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Photo Courtesy of: A Splendid Occasion Celebrate the breezy, revitalizing nature of the season with a fresh, no-fuss hairstyle like a bun! From messy sideswepts to chic chignons and braided halo crowns to floral pin backs to tame those fly-aways, get inspired from our hair photo gallery here. How are you wearing your ‘do? Let us know in the comments below! The post 25+ Beautiful Wedding Day Buns appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Rustic Yellow Summer Backyard Barn Wedding in Wisconsin

    Caitlin
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Maggie and Matt were married at the bride’s parent’s home in Waupaca, Wis. on June 23. The bride wore a v-neck a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a pair of lace TOMS shoes, while the groom wore a white button-up, khaki pants, suspenders, accessorized with a checkered bow tie. Even their dog, Lunchbox, had a matching one! Bridesmaids wore handsewn vintage-inspired floral dresses from Etsy and carried organic daisy, billy ball, and greenery bouquets. Guests were greeted with wooden sign posts that directed them to either take a short walk or golf cart ride up the hill to the…
  • 8 Cool DC Wedding Cakes

    Caitlin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Photos Courtesy of (from left to right): Buzz Bakery and Sweets by E It’s always super sweet when couples cut their wedding cake during the reception, but it’s always cooler to see what it looks like on the outside and inside, right? Check out our favorite designs from local Washington, DC cake bakers like the latest trend amongst celebrities Tamra Barney and Kaley Cuoco suspending their cake in midair, even upside down, to ombre, yes it’s still in, shades from dark to light and channeling your school spirit with Georgetown Hoya toppers to creating a monogrammed logo with…
  • Rainy Day Brunch Backyard Summer Wedding in Colorado

    Caitlin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Laura and Stephen were married  in Denver, Col. on September 15. “Our original site was under water due to extreme flooding,” Laura said. So, they moved it to the bride’s mother’s backyard instead. The bride wore an ivory sweetheart wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a braid updo, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a patterned bow tie. Bridesmaids wore red strapless maxi dresses, accessorized with aqua belts, and groomsmen kept it casual with simply a white button-up, khakis, and suspenders. “The moment I stepped out from under…
  • 31 Sweetheart Tables For The Happy Couple!

    Caitlin
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Photo: Heidi Ryder Photography There’s something so special about being set apart from the crowd looking out at all your nearest and dearest loved ones, who came to celebrate your big day, as you take a few quiet moments together as newlyweds at your reception’s sweetheart table. Check out our Decor Editor’s favorite set ups and ways to decorate your place settings, table numbers, and centerpieces too. The post 31 Sweetheart Tables For The Happy Couple! appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
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    Brooklyn Bride - Modern Wedding Blog

  • Engagement shoot: Kristen + TJ

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    [images from Let's Frolic Together]
  • Engagement shoot: Jo + Jared

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    [images from Priyanca Rao]
  • Decorating with balloons

    Brittany
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Balloons are one of the happiest ways to decorate a party. Clump them together in various colors to add a fun look or on their own. There are so many options! Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with balloons. Single oversized balloon–give it to the bride to hold! Balloons on a ladder–right outside the venue! Balloons throughout a room–perfect to dress up a boring reception venue Balloons on a stick–hand them out to your guests Balloons in a window–entice your guests with a fun balloon display in a window Balloons on a ceiling–douse the ceiling…
  • Magbooth

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s pretty amazing how far the photobooth industry has come, from those clunkers at the back of seedy bars, to the fully customizable party machines of today!  When it comes to weddings, they’re almost expected at this point, and one company you should definitely be checking out (if you’re in the market) is Magbooth.  Conceived a mere 7 years ago, they’ve provided booths for thousands of events, from corporate to personal, all over the country.  Each rental comes with props, unlimited photo prints, custom designed logo strip, online gallery, and a trusty booth…
  • Phi-Style: The $500 Bride | 12

    tramanh
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rae Francis dress, $231 | Moorea Seal earrings, $18 | J. Crew necklace, $138 | Aldo. shoes, $80 - Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Net-a-Porter, Moorea Seal, Shopbop, and Piperlime]
 
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    east side bride

  • Seeking: Wedding Sundress (must be pretty but not cute)

    esb
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey ESB,My future SIL is planning a Guatemalan fiesta wedding for the July 4 weekend, and we're having difficulty finding the "pretty sundress" she's dreaming of. She lives in Brooklyn, and is the performance artist/dancer that wants something to be barefoot and move around (and subsequently sweat appropriately) in.Would love your ideas - needing sundressy but NOT cute OR adorable. Under $600*****Mkay................. This is a leeetle over budget, but ISABEL MARANTPut a big white flower or two in her hair and you're done.(More sizes over here. Also available in black)
  • Big rack, sheer tee

    esb
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hi there,I know you are a destroyed-t shirt aficionado, and I know you have access to wise women with big racks. I just moved from San Francisco (no summer) to Oakland (full summer), and am buying my first t-shirt wardrobe. I lean towards sheer, destroyed and/or drapey. I am a 32DD, and all of my bras are dorky (purchased two Christmases ago when my mom took me shopping at a Soma outlet, tbh). Nothing looks cool showing under sheer or off-the-shoulder shirts. I wish I could wear a fancy bandeau or bralette thing like the kids wear, but I need an underwire, and I am not 17. Can you help??
  • 8 million flower petals

    esb
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    You know someone is going to have to have this for her wedding.Photos by Nick Meek via designboom via Lost At E Minor via Madewell
  • Bona Drag Does Weddings (Again!)

    esb
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bona Drag just launched the long-awaited (were you awaiting? I was awaiting) second installment of their ceremonial collection.I smell a new it dress. I'm just not sure which one it is.Pictured above: Mara Hoffman Coiled Snake Gown ($1400), Lindsey Thornburg Courtney Love Gown (made in NYC, $1400), With Hearts In My Eyes Lace Bias Cut Gown (handmade in Milwaukee! $450) + The Sway Byron Cropped Leather Jacket ($460)Check out the whole collection, then shop here.
  • This one didn't make the cut

    esb
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Partly because it's 100% poly and partly because I AM SO SICK OF CUT-OUTS WHO DOES THAT LOOK GOOD ONBut let's all stare at the model's enormous head for a second. Creepy and yet mesmerizing, no?K scuse me while I disappear for a few days and go shoot a movie
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    Peonies and Polaroids

  • In the gutter.

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    This blog guys, I don't really know what to do with it. I kind of love it but it's becoming increasingly alien to me. I feel like maybe I should just admit that it's over, that we had some good times but that we're really ready to go in different directions - like my friend C went and did. I was kind of mad at her when she did it, how dare she break up with her blog/Me The Reader? But then today she wrote about her reasoning over at her new place and I thought 'shit, that's exactly what I want to do.' I mean, not *exactly*, I don't want to write about soup, (I'll eat it if you have any, but I…
  • what else?

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:55 am
    Nye has gone off mountain biking in Scotland for a few days, to 'train' for the 30km downhill race he's taking part in this summer. Because apparently breaking his collarbone this time last year wasn't enough to put him off. I love my husband but he's a moron. He has left me alone with W&P for five days and I know that looking after your own children for five days is nothing to congratulate yourself about, I really do, except that IT FUCKING IS. Five days with no pre-school.Five days with no adult company.Five days preparing every meal while two people sit in kitchen doorway asking…
  • Spring! And a name change.

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    It's spring! In the south east, I imagine that in Scotland it's still eternal winter. But down here, spring! And do you know what spring means? Spring means time to put your pretty dress on, take your shoes off, blow some bubbles and splash in a public fountain. Oh, and hire me to photograph it. That's right folks, it's family photography season again! The old business is no more: apparently there is a wedding photography company somewhere on the other side of the world with a similar name to the old B&B, and they weren't willing to share. So, we are now Bluebird and the…
  • Things, thoughts.

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    Hello. It is March. I don't know how that happened. I took these photos in January and February, they're all old old old now. I've written three blog posts this year which is a new low. I blame instagram; no one blogs any more, no one hardly even tweets any more. (That was the most hideous sentence I've ever written, I want you to know that I know that.) I started a writing class in the hope that it might prompt me to write more, it didn't. I asked Nye for a film camera for my birthday in the hope that it might prompt me to photograph more, it didn't. It did not help that he bought me a…
  • Bill Cunningham New York.

    28 Jan 2014 | 5:55 am
    Recently, since I discovered Netflix, I've been watching tv while I work. I usually watch fairly mindless, dialogue heavy tv series, seeing as how I am am mostly looking at my work while I'm working (honestly) and anything more subtle gets lost on me, but today I watched something different and it was so good that I had to share it with you. Bill Cunningham New York is a beautiful, gentle film about a beautiful gentle man. Cunningham is an octogenarian fashion photographer who has been taking pictures on the streets and at the parties of New York for the NY Times since the 1970s, and…
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    Tidbits on Weddings by Destination Planner & Designer Kelly McWilliams

  • See your wedding venue all dressed up! Are you following me on Instagram?

    Kelly McWilliams
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    It can be really hard to imagine what your potential wedding venue looks like when its "dressed" for a wedding.  Even though your wedding will certainly look different from what we have done, its nice to see that there really can be transformation!Captiva Ballroom at South Seas, Vanderbilt Ballroom at LaPlaya,Sunset Cove at South Seas & Kings Crown Lawn at South SeasSo with that said, follow me on instagram.  I often post photos from behind the scenes and right from our weddings and wedding events (welcome receptions, luncheons, rehearsal dinners cabana parties and farewell…
  • Your dance floor could be "Legend"ary

    Kelly McWilliams
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    In case you missed it, John Legend married Chrissy Teigen. No doubt, that was an epic wedding and celebration!First of all, they got married in Italy (Lake Como).  That is code for utterly romantic.  The large lush ceremony arrangements and its backdrop are breathtaking.  I'm headed to Greece next month and I'm now looking at this wedding and thinking, "maybe I can add a couple days for Italy..."Can we talk about these dresses for a minute? Love.them.all. Vera Wang, you never fail us do you?I'm sure we can all agree, their playlist must have been something else.  Two…
  • How to have the greatest destination wedding in Naples, Florida

    Kelly McWilliams
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    Do this:Hire Liz Banfield to capture every last detail so that you can soak up the weekend in real life.Then...1. Invite a couple hundred of your favorite people to Florida2. Give them awesome sea inspired welcome bags3. A couple days before the big wedding, have a small private ceremony with only your most immediate family and then have a nice "just married" lunch4. Take some incredible photos around town and at the Naples Pier. Then head over to your Parisian rehearsal dinner at Le Lafayette5. Invite all the over ladies for a retro and vintage inspired bridal luncheon, complete with a…
  • Fun Joyous Celebratory Destination Wedding on Captiva Island

    Kelly McWilliams
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:50 am
    There are so many reasons why people choose to have destination weddings. Some want to keep it small, some want to do something different, and then there are those who just want to have the BEST TIME EVER.This is one of those weddings.  It was a spectacular summer wedding that I will never forget.  I adore Michelle and Luke.  So much so that I have yet to return this to them (sign on left).  I just can't.  I have no use for it.  But if I return it, it would mean the wedding is over for real. And as far as I am concerned, there is no reason for the celebrating to…
  • 7 least favorite and the 7 most popular cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres for your wedding

    Kelly McWilliams
    1 Feb 2014 | 5:50 am
    I was shocked to get these results for the survey I held on cocktail hour.  The survey was open to anyone, anywhere, because really, when it comes to destination weddings, every guest is coming from anywhere and going to anywhere!Found on Colin Cowie Weddings via Pinterest Here are the top 5 favorite butler passed hors d'oeurves according to 130 "wedding guests" (aka survey takers). Each guest was allowed to choose four favorites that they would never turn away if offered and 4 that they would never take if offered.  By the way, 130 guests was the average guest count at our…
 
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    Hostess with the Mostess®

  • {Party of 5} Minecraft Birthday, Harry Potter Party, Doc McStuffins, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Under the Sea

    Dayna Goldman
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:– Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table – Harry Potter Birthday Party – Doc McStuffins Birthday Party – Planes, Trains & Automobiles Birthday Party – Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party1. Minecraft Birthday Party Dessert Table(pictured above) from A Stylish Affair by Jessie 2. Harry Potter Birthday Partyby Claudia A. 3. Doc McStuffins Birthday…
  • {Ralph Lauren Inspired} Polo Club First Birthday Party

    jenn s.
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®When your husband loves Ralph Lauren and your toddler looks absolutely adorable in those little polos, a Polo Club First Birthday Party is the perfect fit! Ebony Sparkes of Sparkling Events & Designs styled this fresh & sophisticated party with preppy blue & green patterns and lots of chic little polo players popping up throughout. I also love how she cleverly personalized the celebration by dubbing it the “Sparkes Polo Club”. ;) P.S. This theme would also translate beautifully to boy baby shower – or even a stylish adult birthday!
  • Rootin’ Tootin’ Round Up Cowboy Birthday Party

    Dayna Goldman
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Saddle up for some bootin’ scootin’ rootin’ tootin’ fun! Michelle Stewart of Michelle’s Party Plan-It roped together this incredible Round Up Cowboy Birthday Party for her son, Liam, who loves all things cowboy! Mom went seriously above and beyond, creating a whole TOWN for Liam and his outlaw friends, including a general store, jail cell (which doubled as a photo booth), trading post, and more… not to mention a dessert table that not even the toughest cattleman in the West could resist! ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:–…
  • Trend Alert: Girly Boy Themes (Girly Space Party)

    tonya
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Girly Boy Themes!Themes that are traditionally thought of for boys are getting some serious girly makeovers lately – from girly superhero to girly monster parties! Here, I styled a Girly Space themed party featuring the cutest Novi Star alien dolls and my newest “Starstruck” printable collection (now available in my shop)…
  • FREE Kentucky Derby Party Printables – Garden Party

    jenn s.
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®As promised, here are links to download all of the {free!} party printables from our new Kentucky Derby Garden Party theme for 14 Hands Winery. Inspired by the colorful painted horses motif on the 14 Hands bottles, I was going for a “fresh and artistic” sort of vibe when designing this collection. I hope you’re able to have some fun with it at your own home Derby celebrations this year!Everything here is set up on 8.5×11 templates for easy printing at home. Scroll down for a preview of each design, followed by links to download the high…
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    Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog

  • Welcome To The Weekend

    Erin
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Our week is complete and as we reminisce about the beauty that unfolded on our blog and beyond, we cannot help but pinch ourselves as we featured so many lovely details and welcomed a few fabulous vendors to the EAD family! New York-based photographer, Michelle Lange‘s love for weddings and her ability to capture soft, romantic, and inviting images that showcase the emotion and beauty within their stories has captured our hearts. Invision Events is the go-to for any Southern bride looking for the perfect wedding planner to bring her wedding day vision to life and we could not be…
  • 20 Spring Wedding Bouquets

    Erin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our hearts are aflutter for the beautiful spring blooms that we are about to share! The weather is warming up and with it comes a variety of fresh and sweet flowers in the softest pastels to the brightest hues. From amaryllis, anemone, daffodil, lilac, lily, orchid, peonies—oh, how we love peonies!— ranunculus, rose, sweet pea, tulips and so much more, these 20 gorgeous spring bouquets are hand-crafted to perfection and are sure to leave you swooning through the afternoon! Start slideshow » The post 20 Spring Wedding Bouquets appeared first on Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog and…
  • Contemporary Tribeca Loft Wedding

    Stephanie
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This uber-mod, chic wedding held at New York’s Three Sixty in Tribeca, is a study in monochromatic palettes and sleek sophistication! All white flowers with pops of green from Ovando keep the vibe romantic and contemporary, with planning from the always flawless Ang Weddings & Events. For the Buddhist ceremony, the bride chose a romantic beaded gown by Monique Lhuillier with a Pronovias belt, while her single bridesmaid wore a white dress with a similar silhouette from Badgley Mischka. Of course, we adore that the couple’s dog participated in the festivities, dressed…
  • Romantic + Elegant California Villa Wedding

    Stephanie
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Alexa and Virgil fell in love with the Tuscan style of Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, California, which was the charming backdrop of their romantic outdoor wedding. Allowing the venue and the spring season to serve as inspiration, they worked with Blushing Romance to create chic florals that enhanced the surroundings. Lush peonies, ranunculus, and anemones combined with dusty miller are soft and lovely; we love the light pinks paired with black bridesmaids dresses and romantic hair styles by Raluca Bucse. Alexa’s stunning Saison Blanche Couture gown from Mary Me Bridal is…
  • Whimsical + Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration

    Ami
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Magic happens when Holly Chapple is involved, and when the entire Chapel Designers Workshop comes together, you know it will be pure perfection! The Chapel Designers team created this whimsical garden wedding inspiration shoot that shows off the best of spring! Seemingly endless arrays of delicate blooms combine with elegant touches such as chandeliers, garden gates, and flowing linens to create a setting that is nothing short of wonderland. Genevieve Leiper captured all of the gorgeous images, enjoy each and every detail! Photography – Genevieve Leiper | Floral – Holly Heider…
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    Snippet & Ink

  • Happy Weekend! | Lunchtime Link Round-Up

    Kathryn
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Happy weekend lovelies! I have a bunch of fun links for you, but first, a quick shameless plug of my little sister’s Kickstarter campaign for her Denver dessert truck, The Bumblebee! Help launch this yummy little truck and get some fun swag or some delicious goodies! Wouldn’t you want The Bumblebee at your next party?! A keepsake cork holder is such a charming gift idea. Meals from famous books brought to life in Fictitious Dishes. Love the touches of gold in these bilingual wedding invitations. Would you apply for the world’s toughest job? Micro homes the size of a parking…
  • Samantha & Jake | LA Area Wedding from Rad + In Love

    Kathryn
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    We love Rad + In Love - they have some of the most fun-loving, easy-going clients, and their photos capture such authentic moments. That’s why they’re a Snippet & Ink Select vendor! Here they are, along with Demaray Events, with Samantha and Jake’s sweet wedding at Descanso Gardens… The bride tells us why she and her groom chose this lovely venue: “Jake wanted to have an East Coast-y garden wedding and I wanted something that felt very relaxed and Californian. The Descanso Gardens’ Oak Forest and Rose Garden felt like the perfect combination of those…
  • Ariella Chezar Floral Workshop at Chalk Hill Clematis | Part 2

    Kathryn
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Here’s part two of Ariella Chezar‘s incredibly inspiring three-day floral workshop at Chalk Hill Clematis: a gorgeous dinner party in the olive grove on the last night of the workshop, with photos by Meg Smith. And in case you missed it, see part one right HERE. SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS FLORAL WORKSHOP AT CHALK HILL CLEMATIS. Photography: Meg Smith / Workshop, Design Concept: Ariella Chezar / Venue: Chalk Hill Clematis in Healdsburg, California / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Classic Party Rental Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith are Snippet & Ink Select…
  • Ariella Chezar Floral Workshop at Chalk Hill Clematis | Part 1

    Kathryn
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Three of the most delightful days I’ve ever spent were at one of Ariella Chezar‘s incredible floral workshops, so it’s always such a treat to feature them here. With these beautiful photos by Meg Smith, you’ll be dreaming of gardens and flowers for days… From Ariella: “Chalk Hill has always been high on my flower fantasy list as it is an absolutely spectacular cut flower farm. The Healdsburg setting and property is beyond, and the owners Kaye and Richard Heafey have created something truly beautiful. Not only are the clematis to die for, but there are row…
  • Marina & James | Woodland Wedding from Caught the Light

    Kathryn
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    You guys, I had the hardest time deciding which images to share in this post, because there were SO MANY amazing photos and details to choose from! Do not miss the gallery on this one – so much more inspiration from this woodland wedding to see! The bride shared so many great details, and Caught the Light captured the day beautifully – it feels like stepping inside a fairy tale! Says the bride on the choice of venue: “Both James and I love being outdoors and going on walks, and I’ve always found it incredibly uplifting to be out amongst nature. Being a bit of a romantic,…
 
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    Ritzy Bee Blog

  • happy easter weekend

    Ritzy Bee
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hope you have a hippity hoppity holiday weekend! Be sure to check out the current (April) issue of Southern Living Magazine for the Easter entertaining story we helped design and style... Photo credit: Southern Living Magazine
  • di-vine

    Ritzy Bee
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nothing beats gorgeous green lush garland decor for Spring + Summer weddings... Photo credits: 1 Kate Headley + Ritzy Bee Events 2 via Once Wed 3+5 Jose Villa via Dust Jacket Attic 4 via Snippet & Ink
  • take a chintz

    Ritzy Bee
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Not just for your grandma's drapes or sofa...a little floral pattern seems to be making quite a comeback... Photo credits: 1+3 Martha Stewart Weddings 2+4 Greenbrier Hotel 5+6 Camille Styles
  • grapefruit squeeze

    Ritzy Bee
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    This soft pink color is our 100% vitamin c-itrus of choice! Photo credits: 1 Vanessa Jackman 2 Inslee 3 Matt Bites 4 Martha Stewart Weddings 5 Caitlin McGauley
  • details we are loving

    Ritzy Bee
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    We're saying hello to a new week and these gorgeous details... Every single thing is so beautiful about this - the bride, her maids, their attire and those trailing bouqet ribbons too via Jose Villa Our dear friend Maggie Austin Cake knows how to create a stunning piece of edible art via Jose Villa Texture and entertaining perfection in this Italian Villa setting via Jose Villa
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    Beautiful Bridal

  • Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

    Beautiful Bridal
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Chocolate pinwheel cookies - always a favorite for potlucks, luncheons, bridal showers and celebrations because they are deceptively easy to make, taste delicious, and always look professionally made.  Don't be intimated thinking they won't come out perfect.  I've made them for birthdays and banquets and almost every single cookie looks just lovely.  Here's a step by step tutorial on how to make pinwheel cookies - a recipe that makes a beautiful large batch using powdered cocoa instead of semisweet chocolate.  For best results, make sure you wrap each log…
  • Rustic Aisle Wedding Decorations

    Beautiful Bridal
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Rustic aisle wedding decorations - a warm and inviting welcome they for all those good neighbors, best friends and loving family members who dressed up and sat down to celebrate this cherished day.  They won't be disappointed.  Tall glass candles or Mason jars, however well-placed along the aisle, may not be the best idea where small children are involved, but they do lend themselves to the sweet and sacred atmosphere that every rustic wedding ceremony deserves.  Moss, berries and sweet green succulents make this outdoor celebration simple yet…
  • Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors

    Beautiful Bridal
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Eco-friendly wedding favors - are they harder to find, more complicated to make, more expensive to buy?  The answer to all three is no.  Here are my five personal favorite ideas for a wholesome, healthy, more earth-loving thank you gift.Gourmet organic chocolates, nuts or locally grown foods.  Here in Virginia, peanuts are our specialty.  A small burlap bag of gourmet peanuts, still in their shells, tied with twine and an attractive homemade tag will be welcomed by all - especially those from out of state. A small plant or succulent. …
  • Personalized Bridesmaid Hangers

    Beautiful Bridal
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Personalized bridesmaid hangers - made of natural hardwood and laser engraved with your choice of six classic font styles.  Each hanger measures 17 inches and has slanted arms and a notched shoulder design that is gentle on delicate fabrics while keeping them secure.  Expect to pay about $10 each for your bridesmaid's name only and about $14 for name, title and wedding date.  These engraved bridesmaid hangers make cherished keepsakes as well as wonderful pre-wedding photo props.  Before you purchase keep in mind - the minimum shipping cost, even for one hanger, is…
  • Pastel Tea Party Cookies

    Beautiful Bridal
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Pastel tea party cookies - a delicious dozen that includes 3 lace flowers, 3 tea cups and 3 small round accent cookies.  If pale pink, yellow and green don't match your color scheme, they can be customized to suit your needs.  Each cookie is made with real butter, eggs and Madagascar vanilla (rich, intensely flavored extract imported from Madagascar used by professional bakers and ice cream makers).  Each buttery tea party themed cookie is topped with royal icing, whipped up into billowy peaks and carefully applied to create designs that…
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    Once Wed

  • An Evening with Freixenet

    Mary McLeod
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The story doesn’t end after the ceremony, and it’s easy to forget the romance of your wedding after all of the hustling of the day. Take a few minutes after your ceremony to sneak away with your new husband and share in a few precious minutes before your reception. Together, enjoy the fleeting moments right after your vows appreciating what has just happened, and try to let the memories soak in before you’re overwhelmed by greeting, hugging, and introducing everyone at your reception. Escape with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a mini celebration as husband and wife.
  • Natural Coastal Wedding Ideas

    Mary McLeod
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last month Ginny Au joined Erich & Amy McVey in Elk, California to visit the location of Erich Mcvey’s June Workshop at Roth Family Ranch. The venue was chosen for its majestic yet humble environment; the perfect place to create a workshop inspired by the beauty of the natural world. During this two day visit, Erich & Ginny decided to pull together a simple photo shoot featuring an ivy and aster gown from The Dress Theory and a truly stunning Monvieve veil and slip from Ivory & White Boutique. Inspired by the moody light, colors and textures of Northern…
  • Diamond Engagement Rings from Coronet and Tacori

    Mary McLeod
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’re among the many people who constantly admire jewelry and engagement rings on Pinterest, you will be ecstatic when we introduce you to two designer Jewelry brands that are sure to make your dreams come true. Coronet Diamonds and Tacori create some of the most sought-after diamond jewelry in the world. Whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to make huge impact with a designer ring, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for with Coronet or Tacori. Dreams of finding your perfect piece of jewelry can become a reality when choosing from the very best. We can…
  • 2014 California Erich McVey Workshop

    Mary McLeod
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m so honored and excited to be guest speaking at Erich McVey’s workshop this summer in Elk, California June 16-19! Erich has assembled a team of the most talented and creative professionals in the country for this magical four day event, and I can’t tell you how extremely humbled I am to have been asked to speak among other creatives like Ginny Au, Sarah Winward, Megan Kay Sadler, Mimi + Taylor, and more! You’ll experience two full instructional days of the workshop and  hear from the speakers about branding, marketing, social media, shooting weddings start to…
  • We’re Hiring An Administrative Assistant

    emily
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Once Wed Administrative Assistant & Dress Listing Manager, aka, Our New Right Hand Woman (or Man) If you want to work from home, have flexible hours, love interacting with people and consider yourself an organizational genius, you should check out this position. The secret is…. while the title may begin with “Administrative Assistant…”, this is a role of indescribable importance and essential value to Once Wed. Identifying and training you to be the go-to man or woman on our team is one of our most important goals for this year. So if you are interested in learning…
 
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  • Entertaining: Nordic Inspired Brunch

    Kelly
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    I love me a good brunch situation and when Kim, the editor of Flutter Magazine, asked me to style a modern, Nordic, take on brunch I was wayyy on board. The amazing Ayda Robana made the most incredible spread with quick pickles (obsessed), buckwheat pancakes, frisee salad with poached eggs and pork belly (hello, yum) [...]
  • Press: Flutter Magazine Winter 2014

    Kelly
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hey guys, the newest Flutter Magazine is out and is supppperrrrrr pretty. Nancy Neil, Om Sweet Mama, Jessica Foster, and I cooked up some seriously tasty ideas for our Nordic inspired brunch. You can grab yourself a copy by ordering online or at these stockists. Cover photo: Elizabeth Messina More Inspiration:ShoepickReal Wedding: Rustic Elegance at [...]
  • Inspiration Board: Saturated Mustards & Reds

    Kelly
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Hot colors + hot illustrations = hot. Loving the 70′s vibes of these hues… Via, from upper left, clockwise: Faraday Bikes, Red Cheeks Factory, Julia Rothman, Designlovefest More Inspiration:On The Rocks: Spiked Root Beer FloatFall Dinner Party IdeasInspiration Board: Vintage Fashion
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  • Good-bye and Thank You from I Do Originals!

    i do monograms
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    It is far overdue that I take the time to announce that after a long temporary close after the birth of our second child, I have decided to close the doors of I Do Originals permanently.  This decision has been a difficult one as I Do Originals provided me with six truly amazing years, allowing me to work with  over 5,000 couples worldwide and so many talented wedding industry professionals.  I am so honored that the wedding industry embraced my creations the way they did by featuring them in a multitude of wedding magazines both nationally and internationally, including The…
  • Important Product Announcement!

    i do monograms
    16 Feb 2012 | 7:27 am
    After much consideration, we have decided that come April 1, 2012 we will discontinue our aisle runners, table runners, banners, and candles so that we can focus solely on expanding our parasol and monogram lines. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but with the massive growth in interest for our parasols and electronic monograms we feel that more time is needed to dedicate into growing and expanding these lines. We have had an amazing 5+ years of offering aisle runners, table runners, and banners as they have been featured in numerous national publications and used by several…
  • Press: NRV Magazine

    i do monograms
    10 Jan 2012 | 12:25 pm
    It's always such an honor to open the pages of a magazine and see products created by I Do Originals... it truly never gets old! I was so flattered when NRV Magazine asked to do a feature on me for their 2012 wedding issue and I think the article turned out great. I love the way it really focuses on the very humble beginnings of I Do Originals. For those interested, here's the whole story:I Do Originalsby Ron Matneyphotos by Laura's Focus Photography“It just blew up!” I’m sitting in Kristin Melissa’s immaculately neat home office listening to her describe what happened with her…
  • New for 2012

    i do monograms
    20 Dec 2011 | 8:37 am
    I am so looking forward to all of the exciting things happening for 2012 at I Do Originals, including faster turnaround times (now just 2 months for hand painted items and 3-4 business days for electronic monograms) PLUS we're bringing back the "Featured Couples" section of our website, AND most importantly I am so excited to start the new year out in our NEW studio space. Here is a quick peek behind the scenes...photo by Laura's Focus Photographyphoto by Laura's Focus PhotographyIf you're newly engaged, congratulations and welcome! I know a lot of couples get engaged around the holiday…
  • A Labor of Love

    i do monograms
    30 Nov 2011 | 8:28 am
    This monogram provided by my sweet bride, Lupe, was a true labor of love to recreate onto a custom aisle runner but the turnout was totally worth it! The intricate design took nearly double the amount of time I had anticipated, but it really is spectacular, and one of my favorite runners to date! Best wishes to Lupe & James for a beautiful wedding day in the Riviera Maya!
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  • The Sandals Foundation

    Promised Hearts
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Sandals FoundationThe Sandals Foundation represents a way for Sandals and Beaches to give back to our community through initiatives that support, uplift and improve the lives of the Caribbean people. So, take a look at what we've been working on and what we have in store for the months and years ahead!Visit Website Our communities are the life blood of our islands and their economies.Learn MoreWe believe that education provides the best opportunities.Learn MoreWe work with our communities to protect the Caribbean.Learn More View Photo Gallery The Sandals Foundation is our way of better…
  • Island Routes at Sandals

    Promised Hearts
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Caribbean Adventure ToursBook hereOur Caribbean Islands boast some of the most stunning beaches in the world - but we know we're way more than sand and sea. We know our islands intimately and are ready to let you in on all the secrets that paradise has to offer with our own hand-picked adventures. From deep-sea fishing and dolphin encounters, to catamaran sails, canopy tours, mountain biking, and dune buggy off-roading excursions, we can't wait to show you the real Caribbean, far off the beaten path, endlessly exhilarating and always spectacular.  
  • Club Sandals

    Promised Hearts
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    The Luxury Included experience begins and ends at Club Sandals, a place overflowing with extraordinary privileges, unique experiences, and exceptional service for concierge guests of Sandals Resorts. Extravagance is blended with remarkable amenities that completely redefine genuine hospitality and allow guests to enjoy one-on-one service and complete relaxation in the comfort of a stylish lounge. Club Sandals concierge offers unique insider's opportunities exclusive to concierge guests and the best recommendations for discovering all that Sandals has to offer...and beyond.Arrival:Met on…
  • New Sandals Barbados

    Promised Hearts
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:41 am
    Barbados A JEWEL OF NATURAL BEAUTY NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONSThe Islands are our home. Come share them with us.Barbados is home to exotic locales, a rich history, and an extensive variety of sports and activities. With a spectacular landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next, each locale possesses an equally sundry pace, offering activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and adventurers alike. Escape to this exotic gem where deep caverns and monkey-populated forests abound against the setting of rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling…
  • Bereavement

    Promised Hearts
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Promised Hearts will be closed for the next few days due to a death in the family.  Thank you.http://pollock.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Pearl-Yates-White-100378595
 
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    Unveiled

  • Inspiration Board: Perfect Time for Pastels

    kburgess@hawthornpublications.com
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    It's official; spring is here! And we're celebrating with this pretty pastel wedding inspiration...
  • Gown of the Week: Claire Pettibone’s Thalia

    kburgess@hawthornpublications.com
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:08 pm
    With the Game of Thrones season three premiere coming up this Sunday, we've got romance and fantasy on the brain, and we happen to think this Claire Pettibone gown would be a perfect fit in Westeros.
  • Inspiration Board: Olive, Coral & Pear

    kburgess@hawthornpublications.com
    12 Nov 2013 | 11:56 am
    Think outside the traditional color palette when planning a late fall wedding. Unexpected hues paired with details that speak to the season will make for memorable wedding décor...
  • This Week on Pinterest: Winter Wedding Flower Trends

    kburgess@hawthornpublications.com
    1 Nov 2013 | 8:02 am
    Winter weddings are on the rise, and why not? It's completely romantic and unique. If you decide to go that route, here are some winter wedding flower trends we highly recommend...
  • Gown of the Week: Heather Lee by Heidi Elnora

    kburgess@hawthornpublications.com
    25 Sep 2013 | 8:45 am
    A giant bow? Yes, please! Heidi Elnora Has wooed us with this elegant silhouette and its unforgettable details.
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Cheryl’s Bridal Shower Dessert Table

    Anne Heap
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    We created a complete dessert table for Cheryl’s bridal shower this past weekend at the Harvard Club in NYC. Bridal Shower Dessert Table – Macarons, Cake Pops, Cookies and Cake The dessert setup was partially inspired by this ballerina themed table created a few years ago. The centerpiece of the collection is the 3 tier round cake with dark pink bands, a white oval monogram and bride cake topper. The bride to be is wearing a long lace veil and a Vera Wang Esther strapless dress. She is holding a bouquet of pink flowers. Along with the cake we included pink monogrammed wedding…
  • Mad Hatter Bridal Shower Cake

    Anne Heap
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    This whimsical setup which includes ribbon rose cupcakes, monogrammed cookies and a two tier top hat cake. The collection of goodies were created for a bridal shower at Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ. The cake is topped with a glittery silver top hat, ivory cummerbund and a small cluster of ivory and white flowers draped in a white veil. The hat sits atop two light violet tiers with additional clusters of blue hyndrangea and white and ivory roses. Flavors and fillings included coconut with lemon cream cheese and coconut with raspberry chambord buttercream. Update: We were thrilled to see…
  • Mini Doggy Baby Shower Cakes

    Anne Heap
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Mini Doggy Baby Shower Cakes How cute are these little guys? For Wendy’s baby shower we worked to create ten of these mini cakes for each of her girlfriends to take home with them at the end of the shower as favors. Each mini cake included a cute puppy topper with either a sky blue or celadon green bow tie and matching band at the bottom tier of the cakes. All cakes were chocolate hazelnut with hazelnut frangelico. Congratulations Wendy! The post Mini Doggy Baby Shower Cakes appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • 10 Creative 1st Birthday Cake Ideas!

    Ashley Mastroianni
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    First birthdays are a big milestone for your little one (and perhaps even more so for the parents…). Whether you are planning a large celebration with family and friends or a smaller more intimate gathering, choosing the perfect cake that fits within the party theme can help pull the party together. Over the years we’ve created a wide variety of first birthday cakes ranging from large and detailed multi-tier topsy turvy cakes down to single tier celebration cakes. Here is a selection of some of our favorite First Birthday cakes from the past 10 years! 1 Over sized Giraffe (or your…
  • Nolan’s Baby Shower Cake

    Anne Heap
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Baby Shower Cake, Cake Pops & Teddy Bear Macarons We created this coordinated set of cake pops, baby blue bear macarons and two tier linen textured cake for a recent baby shower at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ. The baby shower cake is covered in white fondant and covered in light blue linen textured wraps with white lace decorations. Atop the cake sits a light blue pram with white accents. Close-up of blue textured pattern with Nolan’s insignia Congratulations to Nolan and family! We hope you enjoyed the cake! Teddy Bear Macarons Verna left us this wonderful comment on our…
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    Luxurious Wedding Style Report

  • Swarovski Crystal Silver Champagne Flutes, Cake Knife and Cake Server

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Classically beautiful and stylish, the Glitterati Silver ORB Swarovski Crystal Champagne Flutes, Cake Knife and Cake Server from Luxurious Wedding Accessories will wow you and your guests. Available with a matching Cake Stand. The Champagne Flutes can be expanded for a complete Cocktail Set with matching Wine Glasses and Martini Glasses. The center of the Flutes and the handles of the Cake Cutting Set have tightly clustered Swarovski crystal stones that glimmer from any angle.Also available in Gold from Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit…
  • Gold Champagne Flutes, Gold Cake Knife and Server

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The Glitterati Gold ORB Swarovski Crystal Cake Stand is a show stopper when combined with the ORB Champagne Flutes and Glitterati Cake Knife and Server to make the celebration complete. The Glitterati Gold ORB Champagne Flutes and Glitterati Cake Cutting Set are Red Carpet worthy. Streamlined glamor at its finest. The center of the Flutes and the handles of the Cake Cutting Set have tightly clustered Swarovski crystal stones that glimmer from any angle.Also available in Silver from Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
  • Crystal Encrusted Luxury Bridal Table Decor

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:29 pm
    The Glitterati Swarovski Crystal Bridal Table Decor from Luxurious Wedding Accessories adds stunning glitz and glamor to your Bridal Table. The Glitterati Chargers and Plates come in clear glass and feature a tiered necklaced edge of sparkling crystals. Available in Silver or Gold with matching Napkin Rings, Champagne Flutes and Wine Glasses. A great wedding or Bridal Shower gift.After the wedding you will enjoy the Swarovski Crystal encrusted Chargers, Plates, Wine Glasses and Flutes for the rest of your life. All are trimmed with Swarovski Crystals to add sophisticated sparkle to home…
  • Glitterati Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Cake Stand, Flutes and Cake Serving Set

    15 Feb 2014 | 4:48 pm
    The Glitterati Swarovski Bracelet Crystal Wedding Cake Stand, Cake Knife, Server and Champagne Flute Celebration Set from Luxurious Wedding Accessories will give you a reason to celebrate every chance you get.The perfect wedding or Bridal Shower gift.Hand Encrusted with Sparkling Silver Crystal trim.Available through Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
  • LUXURY TABLE DECOR FAVORS

    13 Feb 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Glamorous Wedding Favors embellished with Silk Flowers, Marabou Feathers, Sparkling Crystals, Jewels and French Ribbons.An impressive addition to each place setting. These luxury wedding favors function as both a Favor and Place Card. An extraordinary collection of exqusistely appointed Event Favors tailored to enhance your floral decor theme and color scheme.THE FANTASY FAVOR COLLECTIONLUXURY TABLE DECOR FAVORSavailable through Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
 
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    Blushing Bridezilla

  • Quirky Lake Tahoe Wedding

    Mary Austin
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ok, aren’t you a whee bit curious about the couple whose save the dates are as amazing as these!? Kyle and Lauren’s relationship began in quite an exciting way and it is fair to say they have equally as exciting plans to continue the adventure well into their future. You really cannot miss the unbelievably [...]
  • How To Nerd Up Your Wedding

    Mary Austin
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Do you and your soon-to-be play endless amounts of video games? Are you two known to geek out at your local comicbook store? Well then you may not need the help, but we have a few very fun ideas for how you can nerd up your wedding day! Adrienne and Jay’s wedding was a fun [...]
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    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
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    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
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    18 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
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  • how to save money when planning your wedding …

    saundra, event engineer
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    … and other erroneous advice brought to you by ABC News Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee (ABC meteorologist). Let me preface this blog post before I begin that I absolutely adore ABC Good Morning America and all their anchors and professionals. NBC Today show can suck it as long as they have Matt (Narcissistic) Lauer as their anchor. Also I am proud to be on TV with a local ABC affiliate. So it saddened me deeply to see this segment they did about “saving money when planning your wedding”. Because the “expert” Francesco Bilotto and the information he…
  • wedding guests going broke attending destination wedding?

    saundra, event engineer
    7 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    Today on the Good Morning America show they talked about the costs associated with destination weddings for your guests. On average, $490 per person ($980-$1,000) is spent by guests attending a wedding out-of-state, potentially more at higher-end resort destination locations. Many guests are admitting to going into debt trying to attend these weddings. They simply can’t afford to attend your destination wedding. Personally, I have had people complain to me about their family or friends planning weddings that require them to spend a lot of money to attend.   The couple’s…
  • winners and losers of Oscars 2014

    saundra, event engineer
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    First, special mention to the lovely, transparent, funny, awesome host Ellen Degeneres. You set the tone for the whole evening and thank you for a delightful time (because the night can really drag on with the wrong host). Although you seemed a little nervous at times. It’s refreshing that you are so real. I watched the E Red Carpet to see all the lovely gowns and styles. Because many of these gowns may be inspired to be wedding dresses. Or let’s face it, they are just beautiful to see. And pick apart. wins for the night Cate Blanchett – she is just so incredibly lady like.
  • event planning internship opportunity

    saundra, event engineer
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:31 pm
    this could be you We have an unique opportunity and internship for a specific business event. Yes, we love weddings, but we do corporate events as well! If you are a university student that is looking for an opportunity that will put you in front of business owners and prominent people in the business community, you’ll want to read on. Plus, you’ll learn all the behind-the-scenes event planning goodness. here’s a snippet of your responsibilities: This intern position will work specifically towards assisting to produce one of the largest business and Tri-­State community…
  • why you should join your reception cocktail hour …

    saundra, event engineer
    17 Feb 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We live in a very traditional area, especially when it comes to weddings. That’s okay, but it’s time to break out and change things up at your wedding. For instance, joining your reception cocktail hour with your guests. why joining your reception cocktail hour, is like, awesome You’ve planned the biggest party of your life, your wedding reception. Lots of time, energy and money has been spent on this one evening. So instead of spending time with your guests (especially the ones that have flown across the country to share your celebration), you’ve decided to take tons…
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  • Turbine Hall Wedding

    Ashley
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We love when our brides come up with combinations that are unexpected, like a truly airy and bohemian wedding set in an industrial space. Stefan Norval of Afresh Event set to work making Lexi’s retro-meets-modern vision a reality, and we can tell by the images from Lad & Lass that the result was nothing short of a shining success. From the bride, Lexi: Our wedding was held in a refurbished turbine factory in the middle of the city, it was very industrial and modern. We wanted to embrace the space and the city. I envisioned a chic industrial wedding but with an ethereal, natural and…
  • Rustic Texas Wedding

    Ashley
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    When an incredibly talented bride and a team of top vendors collaborate, the result is sheer magic. Today’s bride, Emmahlyn of Pretty with Sprinkles, planned her wedding day with the help of Perfectly Planned, Something Special in Flowers, and Mustard Seed Photography, who all brought the day to a roaring success. We’re particularly fond of the flowing grey bridesmaids dresses! From the bride, Emmahlyn: One thing that we both wanted was to have an intimate and romantic wedding outdoors. As a couple, we love being unique and creative in a very stylish way. With this in mind, we…
  • Highland Springs Resort Wedding

    Ashley
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Oh, how very much this wedding has stolen my heart. Heather and Antonio put together one of the most carefully thought-out weddings we’ve seen in quite a while, with an exceptional eye for detail and with plenty of talented friends and family to help out in the DIY department. Melissa Brandman and Primal Flower also helped out by lending their phenomenal talents to the day — a day that will surely go in the books as a perennial favorite. From the bride, Heather: We began our design with a vintage-inspired rustic idea. What it turned into was an enchanting night of food, fun,…
  • Wedding Apps + Sites from Appy Couple

    Amy
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Couples everywhere are turning to Appy Couple to create a memorable, easy to use wedding app and website! And who could blame them? Appy Couple magically puts everything you need in one stylish place. Share your love story and stay socially connected with your wedding party and guests. An affordable, one-time fee gives you the entire suite, with unlimited photos, guests, stories, and events! Plus, all future updates are included. You’ll be able to manage every aspect of your wedding from your iPad, iPhone, Android or web. No technical skills required! Appy Couple creates an easy to use…
  • Austin Spring Wedding Inspiration

    Amanda
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    One of our favorite things about this styled shoot from the wonderful Photo by Betsy, Bricolage Curated Florals, and Olive & Rye is how it shows you don’t need a ton of color to give off a feeling of spring. Sure, we love loud punches of color, but the crisp white and green color palette in this wedding inspiration makes us feel refreshed, inspired, and helps us focus on the love between the bride and groom. From the photographer, Photo by Betsy: This Nordic-inspired Spring shoot was brought on simply by the idea of a “simple” wedding. I wanted to photograph something…
 
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    The Flirty Blog

  • It's been four weeks since you left me

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Dear Kitai,Today marks the fourth week since the day you left me.There have been good days and bad days but every day is a day that I miss you. Sometimes I look at the place where I know you would have been sitting at that moment and my heart breaks a little more again. But I have made progress in dealing with my grief. I've finally quelled the urge to talk to you in the trailer and car. I can now make breakfast without tearing up because you're not there to share my egg with. I can even pet other dogs without tearing up.Imagine my surprise when I went to my PO  Box and found these…
  • Spring, cherry blossom, Japanese confections

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    I visited J.Sweets, a Japanese confectionary shop located in the Mitsuwa market at the intersection of Saratoga Ave. and Moorpark in San Jose, CA. What caught my eye immediately was a plethora of beautiful spring "Sakura" mochi. Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom. The delicate mochi and manju were tinted in shades of pink sticky rice, cake, or sweet bean paste. Some even contained edible cherry blossoms and/or leaves.The desserts themselves are also known as "wagashi." Wagashi are a wide variety of Japanese confections that represent Japanese culture. In Japan it is common to reflect the…
  • Tap, tap, tap went the bird attacking my window

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    It's no wonder I have a hard time sleeping in. Three mornings ago, just a bit after 6:00 AM I heard a tap, tap, tap on my trailer. At first I couldn't figure out what it was. Suddenly, I noticed a little bird sitting outside the window, pecking at it with its tiny beak. It would flit from one side of the trailer to the other, battering its wings against the glass before grabbing hold of the window frame as a perch and peck, peck, pecking the tinted glass over and over again... For over an hour!I wasn't certain but figured it must be mating season and this male Dark-eyed Junco was attempting…
  • Creamy, dreamy Forte High Protein Gelato

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    When I received an email asking if I'd like to sample a complimentary order of Forte High Protein Gelato. . .They had me at Gelato :)I replied back that I would especially after noticing this description on the company's website:"Each 4 fl oz perfectly portioned cup contains an amazing 15 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat and only 160 calories."Forte is made with rBST-free skim milk, rBST-free cream, cage-free egg yolks and organic agave nectar. Our proprietary formula is fortified with pure, rBST-free milk protein, which gives Forte 5X the protein of traditional gelato or ice cream and…
  • When to give up the bottle and go grey

    31 Mar 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The truth is since I've been living from The Glampette the past few months it's made some things easier and some things more challenging. Being able to reach everything in my "home" while sitting in the center of it is a benefit if you don't like having to walk from room to room in a traditional home. Coloring my hair with a home kit would be one of the challenging things.Here's the thing, when I do go grey I have no intention of cutting my hair short. But, I wondered what does long silver-grey hair that is bright sparkling white (like my mom's) look like? I don't see a lot of…
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  • A Good Friday Freebie!

    Heidi
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Happy Good Friday, Friends! Although MagnetStreet is closed today, our online store is always open. We’ve got the “Choose Your Sale” going on {up to $150 off} and also the giveaway on Facebook where you can win 150 Thank You Cards. Enter now. Have a lovely weekend and a blessed Easter!  Help yourself to this free Wedding Wallpaper (or from many others!) Download. Share. Enjoy. To download “Enjoy The Little Things” click on the size below for your monitor or phone. The image will load in your browser’s window. Right-click the image and select “Set As background.”…
  • Giveaway Alert: Win Your Thank You Cards

    Heidi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Have you entered MagnetStreet’s giveaway to win 150 personalized Thank Yous yet? Oh yes, they’re free alright! We’re talking any style, any design–personalized with your photos, colors, fonts–to coordinate with your wedding invitations. So don’t wait another minute… Enter giveaway on Facebook. Good luck, friends! April is National Letter Writing Month. That said, I challenge each of us to take up our pens and write a letter to someone every day for the rest of the month. Getting an actual letter in the mail is the best! Wording Helps And if you need…
  • Santa Cruz Boho Beach Engagement Photos

    Heidi
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    They met at their church’s college group and it was only three months later that Colleen knew that Dave was “the one.” For Dave, it was two years later–when he realized that he wanted to spend “forever” with this cheerful brunette who could light up a room! Shot by Laura Hernandez Photography, their love story continues… Here they are at Santa Cruz Beach for a charming engagement session that’s off the beaten path. Enjoy! Have a rustic style? These rustic Save the Dates will have you pining for nature! Credits Photographer:  Laura Hernandez…
  • Cheerful Spring Wedding In Yellow and Gray

    Heidi
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Julie and James’s had an outdoor spring wedding at The Borden House in Raleigh, NC. Captured by Amy Allen Photography, and with tulips and greenery all around, their outdoor wedding was full of sweet sophistication! We love the billy ball boutonnieres and that there was a lady groomsman and that all of the ladies wore yellow cardigans. We also love the simplicity of this southern wedding and how Julie carried the pretty lace details of her dress to their wedding cake. The fun everyone had is obvious–and the outdoor checkered dance floor seemed to beckon the wedding guests all…
  • Color Monday: Lush Floral Wedding Trend

    Heidi
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Of all the 2014 wedding and stationery trends, one of our favorites is “lush florals.” Of course, flowers are always present in weddings–but this year, they are more verdant and vivacious than ever. Set the tone with a flower wedding invitation and then allow this beauteous botanical trend to cascade throughout your ceremony and reception décor. Popular spring wedding flowers: roses, lilacs, ranunculus, anemones, tulips, peonies, gerbera daisies, lilies of the valley, hydrangeas… Romantic Rose Wedding Program personalized in green, peach and eggplant. Stationery…
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    Opulent Couturier Wedding Style & Events Blog

  • Press Release :: Munaluchi Bridal Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Cover Reveal

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Happy Thursday!   We're excited to reveal the cover of the Spring/Summer 2014 edition.  It will be on newsstands  May 6th nationwide at your local Barnes and Nobles, Targets and other retail stores.  A full list of retailers near you will be made available on the Munaluchi website next week. The gorgeous model, Nikia Phoenix, looks like the perfect #munaluchiBride in this Oscar de la Renta dress.  Also, check out an amazing short film she's starring in here.It was a complete pleasure to work with Elizabeth Messina again on this…
  • Bridal Style :: Wedding Shoes Statement Accessory

    12 Feb 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are you looking for a way to jazz up the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day?  Statement shoe clips were a statement piece seen more in the 80's & 90's but they are back & gorgeous as ever! I recently discovered the Etsy shop, Shoe Clips Only and they have a great selection that can be paired with a simple stiletto for added flair.  Shoe clips can be worn on the front & event the back heel of the shoe to make a statement as you walk down the aisle. My favorites! Are you planning to rock a special statement shoe on your wedding day?  If so do share, I would…
  • Bridal Style :: Truly by Zac Posen for David's Bridal

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Today was launch day for the new Truly by Zac Posen for David's Bridal & I had the pleasure of viewing the collection today and it is absolutely stunning.  All of the gowns are very well structured & the fabric quality feels great.   The wedding dresses range in style from a satin fit & flare to a full tulle skirt that is worthy is spinning around a few times...its a must when a bride has on a full ball gown. Zac Posen has designed this collection with the average bride in mind and its a "Love note to a bride on her most beautiful day." The collection is…
  • Published in Nashville Lifestyles Wedding Magazine

    3 Feb 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Its always great to share when our bridal style has been published!  Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently published their new Winter/Spring 2014 Nashville Lifestyles Wedding issue & our Bridal Toast styled shoot was featured in the publication!  We are so grateful to be included in this Nashville publication along with so many great businesses, vendors & colleagues in the Nashville wedding community! The bridal toast is the perfect way to celebrate a brides wedding day with her friends & bridesmaids to thank them for being apart of her special day.  The soft blush…
  • Bridal Style - Bridal Jumpsuits

    13 Jan 2014 | 7:18 am
    If there is one thing that makes me excited it would have to be unique bridal styles.  2014 is the year of brides embracing their unique style when selecting their wedding day look.  Yes there is always love for the traditional wedding dresses, they are gorgeous but there are also moments when you just want to sass it up a bit. The bridal jumpsuit is making a statement this wedding season & its definitely for the bride with flair or a bride that is getting married for the 2nd time or even a destination bride.  The bridal jumpsuit can be a reception option for a 2nd look or…
 
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    Portland Wedding Coordinator

  • { Wedding Wednesday } What's inspiring me today...

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Here's what's inspiring me today: Clockwise, from top left: (click the links to go to the full awesomeness) Maptotes. What a wonderful guest favor or hotel amenity gift for your out-of-towners! They do custom work too, just visit maptote.com The Barr Mansion in Austin, TX - Just realizing that this May, it will be FIFTEEN YEARS that I have been at EJP Events. The thought has been at the back of my mind for a while, but stumbling across this Barr Mansion (where I coordinated my very first wedding as an independent planner) wedding on Green Wedding Shoes, really made things hit home.
  • { Real Weddings } Thalia and Conor at the World Forestry Center

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today's EJP Events real wedding comes to you courtesy of Thalia and Conor, who we worked with last summer on their lovely wedding at the World Forestry Center. The WFC is such a great venue because there are so many choices for catering, and there are both outdoor and indoor wedding locations. For Thalia and Conor's wedding, they chose the tented outdoor plaza for the ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour inside Cheatham Hall. During this time, our team changed the tent setup from ceremony to reception. Finally, they and their almost 200 guests headed back to the tent for a seated…
  • { Wedding Design } What's inspiring me today...

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Here's what's been inspiring me today: Clockwise, from top left: DIY honeycomb shelving, on Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Jihan Cerda Mon Voir Calligraphy, featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper. Just love this whimsical style! Photo by Jenna Rainey, the calligrapher. 7 Ways to Add Visual Height to A Room, via Apartment Therapy. Written for residential, but a lot of the tips, especially the one about drapes, apply to events and weddings as well. Photo by Le Belle Photographie A darling ceremony at House on Metolius, photo by Jessica Watson Photography. DIY Gem Place Card Holders on…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

    Lisa
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    I think it was Jojit, their coordinator, who said that it’s interesting how Jon looks different in photos with Rachel, more carefree and happy, and I get that. We first met them over lunch in Greenbelt, and Jon struck me as someone quiet and serious. But seeing their travel photos and actually taking pictures of them together, it’s amazing how he lightens up so much around her. Rachel’s so full of life, and she really just lights up every room she’s in. And in a way, I think Jon keeps Rachel centered and grounded. They complement each other so beautifully. These crazy…
  • Nicco and Erica’s Tagaytay Wedding

    Lisa
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We remember every single wedding we’ve ever shot. We can tell you our favorite photos from each one, what the weather was like that day, maybe some funny parts, small things about the couple that stood out, and the moments that touched us and/or made me cry. For people with admittedly very bad memory, I like to think of that as some sort of accomplishment. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for almost six years now. That’s hundreds of couples. Hundreds of loves. We hold on to these stories dearly. And I love how so many stories of love intersect with ours. Nicco and…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Coron Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marc and Alicia got married last weekend. It was all sorts of lovely, and I can’t wait to blog about it (along with many other weddings that I’ll hopefully get around to blogging soon). But for now, I want to share their engagement session last month, shot in Coron, Palawan. It was Jeff’s and my first time there, and it was so much more beautiful than I had imagined, it took my breath away. Jesy Alto did Alicia’s makeup, and Chris Rodil did their hair, and the trip and shoot were doubly fun because of the wonderful company. Marc got us a boat for the shoot, and I was…
  • Photographs as Proof

    Lisa
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:24 am
    I shared an old black and white photo on Instagram earlier, and it’s been at the back of my mind all day since. I first saw this photograph 2-3 years ago. My heart still breaks each time I see it. It’s by Duane Michals, taken back in 1974. Below it, he wrote: “This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It had happened. She did love me. Look, see for yourself!” It’s almost ironic how such a sad photo can be so inspiring for us, especially since we’re wedding…
  • Kicking Off 2014

    Lisa
    29 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Wedding season has been nothing short of wonderful for me and Jeff. I’ve been on an incredible high through most of it, really. We hit the ground running this year, and we’re both so psyched and looking forward to the rest of it. I couldn’t let this month end without sharing a bit of what we’ve been up to lately. I’m missing this blog something fierce. Here’s enough love to fill your weekend cup to overflowing. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did taking them. ♥
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    Smart Bride Blog

  • Airbrush Makeup for Brides

    Miley
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    It comes a moment in the planning of a wedding when a bride reaches the point in which she starts asking different questions about her makeup. Do I really need a makeup or should I go for something natural? So I do it myself or should I hire a professional makeup artist? Should I choose an airbrushed makeup or should I choose the traditional makeup. All these questions need an answer and the best way to take a correct decision is by doing a little bit of research. The first thing you should know is that no matter what type of makeup you choose, it has its very own characteristics and rules.
  • How to Plan a Wedding

    Miley
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Is that perfect moment in which the man of your dreams has popped the big question finally arrived? I am sure that you are full of excitement and you would like the whole world to know the latest news in your life and share with them the happiness and incredible emotions that you are experiencing. Allow me to offer a piece of advice and tell you that you should take it easy, relax and enjoy this experience because planning a wedding will definitely be the most difficult, fun, exasperating, joyful and biggest event you and your future husband will ever prepare. Take my advice and see these…
  • Perfumes Named after Celebrities

    Miley
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    There is not a single person out there that doesn’t have a favorite movie star, a singer or an athlete. We have fantasized at least once to be in the shoes of someone we admire, to have their fame, money and fans. The harsh reality is that we will never be able to be in their position, but there is something that, can we can do in order to feel closer to them: we can smell like them. More and more celebrities have released their very own perfumes, specially designed to offer their fans a touch of who they are, what they like and what arouses their senses. Next to come, here are the 20 most…
  • Bride makeup – the newest trends

    Miley
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The wedding season is approaching rapidly and if you are one of the lucky ladies that are planning a wedding, besides choosing the dress, shoes, and wedding cake, you should start considering about the colors that your bridal makeup will include. Being the most important day in your life, it is recommended that you choose carefully and with great care the type of makeup that will highlight your gorgeous features even more. Never for a second should you believe that makeup is not as important as your accessories, dress and other aspects that any wedding includes. It can be the difference…
  • Peach Wedding Dress

    Miley
    21 Dec 2013 | 12:58 pm
    There are wedding dresses galore on the market and one of the biggest shifts from the sartorial white dress has been towards the rising popularity of peach colored wedding dresses. From soft, delicate shades of baby pink to the hue of orange, the peach color comes in a variety of depth and shades. Charming and sweet, this delicate color gives out a whiff of innocence and reminds us of the amazing and cool sunny days. The peach wedding dresses have a distinct whimsical vintage look which brides all over the world are eager to recreate in their own wedding. This color is both shy and nubile and…
 
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    Team Wedding Blog

  • Ultimate Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses from Bridal Fashion Week

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone and now every bride and wedding-lover is busy scouring the Internet for their favorite design of the runway. And let us assure you, there were plenty to choose from. All of the top designers from across the world made their way to NYC last week to unveil their n...
  • Vera Wang Wedding Dress Collection for Spring 2015

    Top Wedding Sites
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
      When it comes to wedding dresses, the queen of amazing is Vera Wang, so when Vera Wang announces her new wedding dress collection for 2015, we pay attention.   The gowns are classic Vera Wang. The fabrics are worked in light layers of tulle and lace, with silhouettes ranging from minimal, chi...
  • Ultimate Fall 2014 Wedding Dresses from Bridal Fashion Week

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone and now every bride and wedding-lover is busy scouring the Internet for their favorite design of the runway. And let us assure you, there were plenty to choose from. All of the top designers from across the world made their way to NYC last week to unveil their n...
  • 12 Funny Wedding Speeches (with Video). Guaranteed To Make You Wet Your Pants.

    Top Wedding Sites
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
      These 12 funny wedding speeches will have you lauging and rolling around on the floor. If you’re a groom or best man or have just been asked to make a speech at your friend’s big day, don’t fret! These hilarious wedding speeches will have your sides splitting, as well as giving you some much-...
  • 26 Most Hilarious Wedding Photos EVER. You’ll Want To Use Them All.

    Top Wedding Sites
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
      On your wedding day, you’re going to be taking pictures all day long. And while you’ll of course want to capture plenty of timeless, classically-beautiful photos, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun! Here are 26 funny wedding photos we scoured the internet to...
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    Esquire Photography

  • I’m One Google Glass Explorer Excited To Share I Was Interviewed On This Week In Google Glass!

    David Esquire
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Good afternoon from Esquire Photography HQ everyone! In the middle of all the awesome things happening this week, like being interviewed for a magazine in France, a magazine in Italy & then filming the teaser/trailer at The Lexington Social House for WatchHollywood.TV who’s running an episode about me – I’m now excited to share with you that I was featured on This Week In Google Glass. If you’re not too familiar with This Week In Google Glass, check this out: “This Week In Google Glass is a weekly Podcast hosted by Google Glass Explorers: Jeffrey Powers…
  • How To Make The Most Out Of Your Photography With Professional Photographers Olivier Day In Canada And David Esquire In Newport Beach

    David Esquire
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Good afternoon from EPHQ everyone! I’m sure you’ve been seeing on Facebook & Twitter, things have been pretty wild & crazy.  I’ve been interviewed for a magazine in Italy, a magazine in France and I was filmed in Hollywood & at The Lexington Social House in Los Angeles for a teaser/trailer of an entertainment program with WatchHollywood.TV that I’m being featured on.  Check out some fun behind the scenes photos from the shoot HERE! Well in the middle of all that, along with editing nearly 10,000 photos from Shriradha & David’s destination…
  • How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day With Simply Bridal & Newport Beach Wedding Photographer David Esquire At Esquire Photography

    David Esquire
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Good morning from EPHQ everyone!  I have a totally awesome wedding planning top to share with you from Esquire Photography partner: Simply Bridal.  It’s an awesome infographic on how to match your wedding bouquet to your wedding dress. Check this out! In order to complete your overall perfect look for your wedding day, it’s important to make sure each component of your ensemble works well with one another. Many brides have a difficult time figuring out the style of bouquet that is going to work well with not only their wedding look, but their theme as well. But don’t worry,…
  • Check Out This Totally Awesome Testimonial Letter I Received In The Mail From Ashley & Peter About Their Huntington Beach Engagement Shoot

    David Esquire
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Good morning from Esquire Photography HQ everyone! I received a totally amazing & awesome letter in the mail from Ashley & Peter about their Huntington Beach Engagement Shoot I had the honour of photographing with them. Check this out! Is that awesome or what?!? If you would like to chat about your upcoming event or wedding – totally comment below or feel free to contact me anytime day or night.  I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915. I hope…
  • HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MEDIA WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS DAVID ESQUIRE & OLIVIER DAY

    David Esquire
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Good afternoon from EPHQ everyone! As I’m sure you had seen on Facebook & Twitter, I recently returned from photographing Shriradha & David’s destination wedding in India.  Well just a couple of days after I returned, I was invited by my friend & awesome professional Canadian photographer Olivier Day for another filming on how to make the most out of your photography. Olivier & I had a blast on our first episode (LINK) before Christmas & our second episode (LINK) & because of the awesome global success we continue to have – we decided to record another…
 
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    Brenda's Wedding Blog - affordable wedding ideas for planning elegant weddings

  • Memorial Accessories - Remembering Our Loved Ones

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Memorial accessories are a thoughtful way to remember loved ones who have passed and cannot be present on your wedding day. According to Daisy Days, the most popular items are floating candles which typically have the following message engraved on them, "In Loving memory this light shines as a symbol of a life and love remembered". Personalized photo frames are a great way to show the faces of who is being remembered. And, bouquet charms are a beautiful way to keep someone special close to you throughout your wedding day. Come browse the complete selection of memorial accessories at Daisy…
  • The Prettiest Spring Wedding Centerpiece with Tulips in a Pitcher

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to pinterest, the ideas and inspiration are endless. Today's featured pin is from www.scarletstable.com and features the prettiest springtime floral arrangement with tulips in a pitcher. Such a pretty idea for weddings and bridal showers. Wouldn't this make the sweetest wedding centerpieces? You could even serve your cold drinks in coordinating pitchers. See the pin here and you can follow me on pinterest right here. Should you happen to be looking for a spring "tulip" themed invitation, I happen to have a tulip invitation printable available in my etsy shop. It's…
  • Veronica Sheaffer Wedding Gowns and Chamomile ... the edible flower

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today I have a few of the latest gowns from the "Little Blue Bow" Collection of wedding gowns for Fall/Winter 2014 from Veronica Sheaffer {all handmade in the USA}. Each of the gowns are priced under $2,500 and include lace, silk, gold and even completely custom options. With this collection you have the option of adding on coordinating tops to further personalize the look. When I saw the gorgeous rustic bouquets of chamomile flowers being held by the model I couldn't help but smile as I wore these little flowers in my hair on my wedding day :) Since these flowers are edible, I thought it…
  • Giveaway : Win $150 in Custom Wedding Stationery from Precious Invitations

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Tuesday. It's time for another fun giveaway for all my readers. For the next two weeks, I'm excited to have Marcin of Precious Invitations joining me with their modern and chic high quality wedding invitations that will give your special day a sophisticated flair. Something super special about Precious Invitations is that each of their designs have been created exclusively for them so you will not find them anywhere else. Oh, and each of their unique wedding invitations are made with the highest quality ribbons and papers for the perfect finishing touch. Starting today, Precious…
  • What's new for Wedding Candy Buffets?

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Candy buffets have been a long standing trend in weddings and special events. They're a fun, decorative way to offer sweet treats to your guests. There are so many clever ways to add a personal touch to your wedding candy buffet and TheWeddingOutlet.com has some including customized candies, personalized goodie bags or colorful favor boxes with a custom thank you tag. Shop the Candy Buffet to find all our New Arrivals for 2014 that will add color and personalization to your candy bar. Shop Wedding Goodie Bags | Featured: Chevron Treat Bags Shop Candies | Featured: Life Saver FavorsWhile…
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    Outer Banks Photography | Terry & Sarah Photography

  • Jessica & Kyle | Portsmouth Engagement

    Terry
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The weather was not cooperating on the day we shot Jessica and Kyle’s engagement shoot. Luckily we had a beautiful place to shoot inside! The shoot took place at the beautiful Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, which is where their wedding will be held in the fall. Jessica and Kyle were wonderful to photograph their engagement, and we loved the elegant feel of it all! We cannot wait to shoot their wedding! Enjoy these photos from their shoot!
  • Jessica & Kyle | Engagement Sneak Peek

    Terry
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Jessica and Kyle were such a fun couple! Enjoy this sneak peek of their engagement shoot photos, more to come soon!
  • Raynah & Trey | Virginia Beach Engagement

    Terry
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Raynah and Trey are one of our 2014 couples with their wedding in September. It was so much fun to not only take their engagement photos, but to have fun with them around Town Center in Virginia Beach! They were so natural and sweet together, it makes us so excited to shoot their wedding! This was our first photo shoot held at Town Center, and we absolutely loved it. Congrats on your engagement Raynah and Trey! We can’t wait for September!
  • Raynah & Trey | Engagement Sneak Peek

    Terry
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Enjoy this sneak peek of Raynah and Trey’s Virginia Beach engagement shoot! More photos to come soon!
  • Stacey & Joey | Virginia Maternity

    Terry
    24 Jan 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Stacey and Joey were one of our sweet couples that we had the privilege to photograph while we were in Florida back in 2011.  They are now expecting their first child, and couldn’t be more excited!  We were thrilled when Stacey contacted us to do their maternity photos! It was so great to see this loving couple again and to be a small part in their sweet baby’s life.  We hope that you enjoy these beautiful photos showing this special time of their lives!
 
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    Indianapolis Wedding Blog

  • Indianapolis Wedding Venues: A “Great Gatsby” Wedding Shoot at The Crown Room

    Kerri
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Vintage is still ON-TREND for the 2014 wedding season.  Combine that with the return of glitz and glamour - and you have the perfect environment for a “Great Gatsby” wedding!  The “Roaring 20′s” brought the turn of conventional ideas for women’s fashions and transformed into an age of using fashion to make a bold statement about one’s self.  The notorious “flappers” of the 1920′s utilized clothing, makeup, jewelry and hairstyles to express their individuality and unique style to the world.  Just in time for the return of…
  • How To Make Your Wedding Unique: A Bride’s Guide to a Non-Pinterest Wedding

    Kerri
    17 Oct 2013 | 7:23 am
    Pinterest has rapidly become one of the world’s most influential site for design ideas; and weddings are no exception.  Thumbing through pages of inspirational images of wedding florals, dresses, rings,  photo “poses”, formalwear, and limitless little details make bride-to-be’s swoon with delight!  It can also be…extremely overwhelming.  And whether or not you have your wedding plans all lined up, it’s important to ask yourself if you’ll be okay when someone inevitably pipes in and says, “Oh, this is so cute!  I saw it on…
  • Indianapolis Bridal Shows 2013: The Indianapolis Bride Expo, September 29th @ The Crane Bay

    Kerri
    4 Sep 2013 | 12:13 pm
     At The Indianapolis Bride Expo, brides will find some of the best wedding professionals in the Indy-area, eager to assist you with all of your planning details. Our goal is for all brides to leave this event feeling accomplished and confident!  Our past bridal attendees have raved about the size and effectiveness of this bridal show – and we cordially invite you, your groom, and your guests to come experience what the “buzz” is all about!  This event will be held on September 29th at The Crane Bay, 555 West Merrill Street, Indianapolis, 46225.   IndyBride2B.com is…
  • Finding Your “Dream” Wedding Dress by Body Type

    Kerri
    4 Sep 2013 | 11:55 am
    If you are busy scouring the Indianapolis Bridal Salons for your perfect, “Dream” wedding dress, but coming up frustrated, overwhelmed, or confused; this week’s IndyBride2B.com blog is something you don’t want to miss.  With all of the variety of wedding dress necklines, cuts, colors, and designers – knowing which dresses will fit your body type the very best will help you narrow your search and find the one that fits like a glove, and will make your groom swoon at the altar!In this article, we address Indianapolis Wedding Dress styles for brides that are: …
  • How To Dress For Your Indianapolis Engagement Photography, SIMPLIFIED

    Kerri
    15 Aug 2013 | 3:18 pm
     Your engaged and a new Indianapolis Bride-to-Be.  (Congratulations!)   Your first step in announcing your upcoming nuptials is your engagement   photography session!   Whereas your engagement photos are generally an exciting time in your wedding planning process; addressing “what to wear” for your shoot is generally a daunting and frustrating task.  You’ve googled the topic and found a plethora of advice on colors, accessories, and ideas;  all the “do’s” and “dont’s” of photography fashion advice.  But today on…
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    Wedding Ideas Guide Blog

  • Mar 23, Contribute to Wedding Ideas

    23 Mar 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Would you like to share your knowledge about Wedding Ideas? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.
  • Aug 17, No Wedding Gifts

    17 Aug 2013 | 4:30 am
    My fiancé and I have decided not to have wedding gifts because neither of us has the space to store it. Also, I am leaving for the military (not sure when
  • Aug 17, Asking For Money Wedding Gifts

    17 Aug 2013 | 4:28 am
    I live with my future in laws, and we don't need the usual gifts. How can we appropriately ask for gift cards / cash as wedding gifts? Our Thoughts The
  • Aug 17, Wedding Gift For Moving Bride

    17 Aug 2013 | 4:27 am
    I am the bride, and I will be getting married in America and leaving to live in Africa. I won't need to take furniture with me, just my clothing. What
  • Oct 30, Cocktail Reception Seating

    30 Oct 2011 | 1:12 pm
    Is it necessary to have a seat for every person if you are not having a sit down dinner? We are planning an appetizer cocktail wedding reception with
 
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    Zurianas Elegant Occasions Blog

  • A Peek Inside the New Sandals LaSource Grenada!

    Zuriana
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Sandals LaSource Grenada is a new extraordinary resort unlike any Sandals resort you may have ever experienced! Pools in the sky and living rooms in swimming pools. Private plunge pools, cascading waterfalls and meandering river pools.  Stunning rooms, romantic fire pits, impeccable service…what more can you ask for all set in an idyllic location? Choose your romantic love nest now! Need assistance choosing the perfect romantic suite? Contact Zuriana’s Elegant Occasions at 301.358.1818.
  • Matapeake Beach & Clubhouse: The Eastern Shore’s Best Kept Secret

    Zuriana
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Matapeake Beach & Clubhouse is the Eastern Shore’s best kept secret. Located on Kent Island, Maryland, Matapeake Beach & Clubhouse is a unique waterfront venue offering multiple outdoor ceremony and reception options; the lawn, a tented ceremony and reception near the ferry house, or a waterfront ceremony and/or reception on the beach. The venue offers other options as well including space for an intimate dinner for up to thirty guests in the beautiful ferry house, or a bonfire on the beach for guests. Breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and romantic sunsets all help make…
  • Attend the Bridal Experience Sunday, April 6!

    Zuriana
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    JOIN US this Sunday, April 6 for the Bridal Experience at Allied Party Rentals showplace! Get expert TIPS to make your wedding day a MEMORABLE experience from some of the best wedding vendors in the area. EXPERIENCE the ambience and atmosphere of what your wedding reception could look like. TASTE delicious food ENJOY delicious cake PLAN a once in a lifetime honeymoon VIEW how your wedding memories may be captured and much more! RSVP now or contact us at 301.358.1818. We look forward to seeing you!
  • Caribbean Reception at Brio Tuscan Grille Sunday, March 30!

    Zuriana
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:24 am
    Garden wedding at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica Join us for an exciting Caribbean & Romance Reception on March 30! Enjoy the romance, fun, unsurpassed service, gourmet cuisine, premium unlimited drinks, water sports, off-shore island adventures, golf, amazing beaches, and breathtaking sunsets in exotic destinations like Barbados, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Turks & Caicos that Sandals and Beaches resorts provide. Learn about the incredible skypools at the new Sandals LaSource on the spice island of Grenada! Get details on planning your destination wedding at Sandals or…
  • Celebrating World Book Day!

    Zuriana
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:57 am
    Love to read? This is the perfect spot to celebrate World Book Day at Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica! What will you be reading?
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • DIY Metropolitan Building Wedding: Lindsey + Trevor

    Jen
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lindsey + Trevor have a deep love for art + design. He has a background in architecture and she in visual arts + display. The main inspiration for their early fall DIY wedding was their gorgeous venue, The Metropolitan Building in Queens, New York. At first sight, they fell in love with the raw wood + exposed brick and saw their wedding as a chance to fulfill their shared passion for finding old objects and making them new again. So a handmade celebration was the only way to go. They built their own wedding backdrop, put together the tablescape centerpieces, even tackled the floral…
  • Indoor Greenery Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lush, beautiful weddings aren’t exclusively reserved for the outdoors. And for our gorgeous styled feature today, photographed by the talented Ben Q. Photography, the team wanted to bring natural elements to an indoor setting. The ceremony was staged with a climbing vine arbor, complete with potted twigs, sprigs and leaves. Bows + Arrows created a sweetly untamed garden rose bouquet. And the intimate sweetheart table was crowned with a floating wreath made of hops vine. We’re pretty much obsessed. So much inspiration for couples who are planning an indoor celebration to get…
  • Plan Your West Coast of Mexico Honeymoon or Wedding with Apple Vacations

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    If your idea of the perfect honeymoon or wedding involves an ultra romantic setting, minimal planning and affordable amenities, allow us to introduce you to an exceptional travel provider that’s definitely worth knowing about, Apple Vacations! Couples who plan and book a trip with Apple Vacations will have their travel arrangements taken care of, will be put in touch with an experienced wedding planner who will help coordinate the day of their dreams, and will enjoy great promo-code discounts for groups as small as ten guests! From travel arrangements and legal requirements, to…
  • Dreamy California Ranch Wedding: Lauren + Blake

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s a good reason why ranch weddings are so darn popular. It doesn’t get much better than the dreamy, relaxed feel of the setting or that sense of rustic charm us city dwellers perpetually crave . Plus, you usually get to take a virtually untouched environment and make it all your own. Lauren + Blake’s situation was exactly that and they did an amazing job of turning their blank-slate-of-a-venue into a beautiful, romantic place to say their I Do’s! While we love it all, we’re particularly smitten with the gorgeous florals by Breier and Bride – so crazy…
  • DIY: Giant Standing Paper Flower

    Jen
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Earlier today we shared a Whimsical Watercolor Inspiration shoot, which featured some amazing, giant paper flowers. Now, thanks to Blome’s Paperie, we are sharing how to make them! We love that these giant flowers are free-standing and look so whimsical in any setting! Could you imagine a ton of these for a rad ceremony backdrop? Let’s see how to make one! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love DIY: Fresh Flower WallDIY: Painted Pastel Egg CenterpieceDIY Paper FlowerDIY: Book Planter with SucculentsDIY: Giant Fringe LOVE Letters
 
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    Groom Wedding Planning Blog - Tips, Ideas, Info for Grooms and Best Man

  • 5 Keys to the Groom’s Wedding Day Look

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Contrary to popular belief, the bride isn’t the only one who has big decisions to make about her wedding day attire. Today’s grooms are also finding unique and creative ways to showcase their personal style for the big day. Whether it means incorporating superhero socks or putting your groomsmen in bowties while you rock a skinny tie, the options for creating your personal style are limitless and deserve some serious attention. Here’s a simple, five-step guide to putting your look together. To tux or not to tux. That’s right, fellas. Being a groom doesn’t mean you have to don a tux…
  • [Giveaway] Pop the Question with an Eco-Friendly Engagement Ring

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Want to propose with a gorgeous, yet eco-conscious engagement ring? We recently discovered Ecoura’s engagement ring collection available at REEDS Jewelers, which offers not only eco-friendly, but beautifully designed rings created with renewed gold. These stunning rings have the identical look and feel of newly mined gold without sacrificing quality and craftsmanship, so you can feel good about your purchase. While most gold comes from earth-destructive mining processes, renewed gold already exists in the world and is collected, melted, refined and churned into fresh bars of gold. A single…
  • 6 Creative Ways to Ask Your Main Men to Be Your Groomsmen

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    You popped the question and she said yes. The two of you take a big breath together, and the planning begins. Next up: Popping the groomsman question to your chosen friends and/or family. Sure, it’s not quite as earth-shattering as the question to your future bride, but it’s still one worth serious consideration and perhaps even some creativity. Here are six unique ideas to get your creative juices flowing. “Will You Be My Groomsman?” Whiskey Label If you and your future groomsmen are whiskey-loving men, this is both appropriate and fun. The personalized labels, which sport  a…
  • Subscribe Your Groomsmen to Monthly Boxes of Awesome

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Want to give your groomsmen a truly unique gift that keeps on giving after the wedding day? We recently discovered a manly service that does just that. Bespoke Post, a subscription box club for men, will deliver a new Box of Awesome to your groomsmen each month. Each of the service’s boxes includes a selection of theme-driven products focused on food, drink, fashion, grooming and more, to fit a range of personalities and interests. For example, the Sweat box (pictured below), which features a stylish, custom-made gym bag and a supplement starter kit, is perfect for gym rats, while the Aged…
  • 9 Smart Ways to Save on Your Wedding

    admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:48 am
    Starting to feel the budget blues? As you’ve no doubt quickly learned, weddings can be very expensive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to save money on your big day. Here are nine money-saving tips to plan an amazing wedding without blowing your budget. 1. Rank your top three. Sit down with your fiancée and determine the top three or four areas where you want to allocate the majority of your wedding budget, such as food, photography and entertainment, for example, and then stick to them. This will help you cut back and save on other areas of the wedding that aren’t as…
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    The Perfect Palette

  • DIY Easter Centerpieces | Coral, Robin's Egg Blue + Gold

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Happy Friday, color lovers! I hope you guys have had a really great week? Today I'm excited because I have a really fun Easter inspired styled shoot to share with you guys. It's full of big beautiful blooms, vintage inspired details, and a color palette that has me feeling absolutely inspired.This is what Danielle Evans Photography had to say about their design, "We used bright colors like coral and robin's egg blue and accented with gold details. I especially love this color palette because it combines the festive colors of Spring with the elegance of gold. We nestled this…
  • This or That: Mint vs. Radiant Orchid

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Today I thought it would be fun to take a peek at a couple of palettes that I created a while back. Why would I want to do this, you ask? Well, it's no secret that I'm drawn to bold and beautiful color palettes. But when faced with the decision on what colors to use for an upcoming project, I'm just like you guys in that I am sometimes overwhelmed by the possibilities. Because let's face it, there really are so many pretty palettes to choose from!So the question is: should I go for a this vintage inspired mint palette with gorgeous glittery details? Or should I go with more of a berry toned…
  • Registry Must-Haves | Macy's

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    I'm back at it, guys! Today I'm adding more of my absolute favorites to the list! As you might recall, Macy's asked me to put together a list of my registry must-haves! And of course I jumped at the chance. It's just that I have so many recommendations and I just couldn't wait to share them with you!Now, today's registry must-have might come as a surprise! But really, it shouldn't! Because it's totally wish-list worthy. Believe me, this should definitely be on your registry.DC59 Digital Slim Cordless Animal Vacuum. Um hello, fabulous. Yes, I just called a vacuum fabulous. Keep…
  • A Glitzy and Glam Art Deco Inspired Engagement Party

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    During the months leading up to your wedding day, there will be many occasions to celebrate! One of my favorite pre-wedding parties has to be the engagement party! It's a party thrown to not only to celebrate your recent engagement, but to also help future wedding guests to get to know one another. And with so many new engagements happening every day, I thought it would be exciting to create a fun and festive look for an engagement party. So, we teamed up with Freixenet sparkling wine on this creative, celebratory shoot. And lucky for me, Lauren Rae…
  • Mint Wedding Ideas | Vintage Inspired Details

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    I'm kicking this week off right by revisiting a palette that I just can't get enough of. Yep, you guessed it. It's a pretty mint palette. But this time I incorporated vintage inspired details including this gorgeous lace dress, and this stunning chandelier. Oh, and can we all just take a look at these super cute bow heels? Yeah, those babies had me at hello. dress: photo by peaches + mint via magnolia rouge, sparkly chandelier: all things lovely and beautiful bow heels: my little white wedding, invitation and place setting details:photo by stay forever photography via…
 
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    The Bride's Cafe Blog

  • COLOR PALETTE - GREEN & BROWN

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Wednesday Guys....do you all love a "Green & Brown" color palette as much as I do...well, if so, get ready for some serious swooning....Sarah of Sarah Park Events has done it again!!!  Sarah is sharing such a dream board with us today, who knew Green & Brown could be so romantic and beautiful.  Check out all the details and leave Sarah a little comment love and let us know what you think....Enjoy!!! Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • WEDDINGS UNVEILED MAGAZINE - THE PRETTIEST DAY

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Monday Guys....I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I'm so excited to share with you that my floral designs are featured in the current issue of Weddings Unveiled! The "Prettiest Day" shoot all came together back in February and I had a wonderful time working with so many wonderful wedding artists, and to have all the beautiful images captured by Laura Gordon Photography is truly a reason to do my "happy dance"!  Thanks so much to the wonderful staff at Weddings Unveiled for including us in your gorgeous publication....xoxoxo Click Here…
  • FLOWER FRIDAY WITH ERIN BENZAKEIN OF FLORET FLOWER FARM

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Friday Lovelies.....today is a very special day at the cafe....not only do I get to share the GORGEOUS work of one of my favorite "floral designers" in the industry...I also get to share her new book with all of you and one lucky cafe reader will have a chance to win a copy.....Happy Friday indeed, right!!  Say hello to the oh-so-talented and beautiful Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm...I'm sure you all know of Erin's beautiful work and if you follow her on INSTAGRAM, you get to see her and her family in action on their farm...it's so cool to see all the "behind…
  • PINK, ORANGE AND YELLOW COLOR PALETTE

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Hi Guys...It's "Throwback Thursday" at the café....let's take a trip down memory lane with lots of beautiful florals and a yummy color palette for spring and summer...Enjoy!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will always find time for beautiful flowers..they make me happy and they always bring a calmness into my life...a few weeks ago, I got together with my beautiful friend Courtney of Merriment Events and Chrissy and Sara of Sweet Spot Candy...together we collobrated on a vibrant color palette inspirtation of pink,…
  • Meet Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hi Guys....I hope you all are ready for some serious "floral" swooning today....I'm over the moon with excitment today...Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers is stopping by the cafe today for our "Meet the Designer" series...Holly's floral designs are simply beautiful y'all...just truly beautiful!  I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her, and yet, I already know that she's a lovely lady, inside and out...it simply shows in her beautiful floral designs!  Holly is based in Birmingham, Alabama and she does travel, so make certain you include Holly on your…
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    GreenUnion Blog

  • Warm welcome to Elmore Court

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Today I’m super delighted to welcome the absolutely gorgeous, sustainable and eco friendly venue Elmore Court to Green Union’s wedding directory. Elmore Court is the 750-year-old Grade II* listed home of the Guise family nestled in a beautiful rural village...
  • Josie and Matt’s wonderful wedding video by Reel Sixty

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:27 am
    Well, I don’t know where the time goes, there’s never enough time to keep up with all the lovely things we get sent here at GU HQ! Anyway, today I have this lovely atmospheric video, for you to sit back,...
  • Spring has sprung!

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:08 am
    The sun is shining and spring has very definitely sprung and here at GU HQ we think this is the time when flowers are so expressive of our relief that winter is over and we have months of sun to...
  • Fall in love with Little Cherry

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    Who, do you ask, is Little Cherry? Green is the new black. The evidence is everywhere from new technology to the vintage trend phenomenon. Reusing, recycling and upcycling are seen as standard and the planet’s wellbeing is at the forefront...
  • Great Gatsby glamour...

    8 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    Dramatic peaks, whimisical flags, Gatsby glamour, stunning, unique and breathtaking. WOW! Our fabulous friends at PapaKåta have scooped up the hottest tents from across the pond and will soon be planting them right here in the UK. New England has...
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    Things Festive Weddings & Events

  • Mint Green Bridal Gowns: Fresh Off The Runway

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Monique Lhuillier's mint green bridal gowns were a hit at this year's Bridal Market.   Ms. Lhuillier drew inspiration for these barely-there green gowns from the works of landscape painter and watercolorist, John Singer Sargent. Monique LhuillierMonique LhuillierMonique LhuillierOscar de la Renta
  • Embellished Wedding Invitations: DIY

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Take your wedding invitations to the next level by adding accoutrements like envelope liners, seals, jewels, ribbon and belly bands.   Guests will be more than impressed when the envelope is opened to reveal your veritable work of art.Belly Bands stylishly keep the components of your suite together.Envelope Seals are a lovely way to add an extra decorative element to your suite.Envelope Liners in patterns, script or photos make the perfect first impression.Satin Ribbon tied around invitations create a festive presentation.Jewels attached to invitations add the WOW factor.
  • Typography Wedding Invitations: To Have & To Hold

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Beautiful typography, sketched leaves and florals create a delightful suite of invitations and matching stationery and napkins.   They're all so pretty you'll love to have and to hold this collection.
  • Spring Wedding Cakes by Krishanthi

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    How better to celebrate the arrival of spring and your wedding day than with a bespoke cake by Krishanthi.    Cakes by Krishanthi calls London home so if you're in another part of the world, be inspired and share your favorite image with your local cake designer.
  • Hydrangea Wedding Invitations: Vintage Artistry

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    If the hydrangea is your flower of choice, these sweetly vintage hydrangea wedding invitations will pique your interest.   The floral background is simply artistic and beautifully frames your wording.
 
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    Momental Designs

  • Inspirations – Romantic Victory Ranch Utah Wedding Invitations

    kristy
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Textural watercolor, enchanting landscapes and the softest palette of color; dreaming up some lovely for Lindsay. Victory Ranch Utah, Papers, Watercolor Landscape Wedding Invitation, Attendants, Bouquet The post Inspirations – Romantic Victory Ranch Utah Wedding Invitations appeared first on Momental Designs.
  • Inspirations – Romantic Lakeside Wedding Invitations

    kristy
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Envisioning a dreamy, lakeside watercolor for Danielle honoring a childhood retreat for both Bride and Groom. Washy colors or blush, gold and creams, oh yes please. Bridesmaids in Green, Papers, Sagamore Resort, Painted Landscape Wedding Invitation The post Inspirations – Romantic Lakeside Wedding Invitations appeared first on Momental Designs.
  • Inspirations – Wythe Hotel Wedding Invitations

    kristy
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    With the fashionable Wythe Hotel as our muse, I’m dreaming in shades of gold and creams for Nicole….An urban, black tie aesthetic…all the way. Wythe Hotel, Papers, Brooklyn Bridge, Black Tie Wedding Party, Foodie Wedding The post Inspirations – Wythe Hotel Wedding Invitations appeared first on Momental Designs.
  • A Real Momental Wedding – Watercolor Chinoiserie Wedding Invitations

    kristy
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Oh my, oh my, oh my!!  This real wedding has my heart with it’s breezy elegance and sophistication paired with wonderful moments of personality.  For the Wedding Invitations, Liz, the Bride was inspired by the magical quality of Chinoiserie patterns.  Birdcages made an appearance…of course. Her Chinoiserie Wedding Invitation featured a gilded frame, colorful birds, select blooms and a whimsical monogram. Table number perfection. The monogram made another appearance on this lovely Sweet & Saucy cake! A close-up of the original artwork created for Liz! Want to see more from…
  • A Peek into the Studio – Heirloom Peach Peony Wedding Invitations

    kristy
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Websters 1828 dictionary defines Heirloom as the following: HEIR-LOOM, noun are-loom. Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law descends to the heir with the house or freehold; as tables, cupboards, bedsteads, etc. Love it…and at this statement’s heart is a powerful idea…What is some-thing you adore so much that you would cherish and protect it for the duration of your life, in the hopes it could be passed to future generations?  My mind wanders to a Family Bible, stuffed with hair clippings, momentous greeting cards and the occasional invitation; all…
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    Person + Killian Photography

  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston Spring Bat Mitzvah with Hopple Popple Events

    Jill Person
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Last weekend we had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful Bat Mitzvah at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, designed and planned by the always fabulous Hopple Popple Events. We joined Lily and her family at Temple before the service on Saturday morning for some portraits. That afternoon, we rejoined Lily and her family at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Boston for her Bat Mitzvah celebration. The Four Seasons ballroom was transformed for the big day, with colors and themes designed especially for Lily. A mix of elegant white-mirror top tables and bright purple linens surrounded a sleek…
  • Traditional Indian Wedding at the Boston Park Plaza | Shefali + Dinesh

    Laurén Killian
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    As soon as we met Shefali + Dinesh, we knew their wedding weekend was going to be spectacular. Their traditional Indian wedding ceremony did not disappoint — it was full of color, emotion, elegance, and special traditions that we don’t get to see at  most weddings! When we asked the bride to describe the inspiration behind the big day, she said:“We wanted a grand Indian wedding mixed with a classic Boston backdrop. I wanted a lot of glamour, so we had lots of elements of gold and sequins!”  The wedding weekend began on Friday evening, at a Sangeet celebration at the…
  • The History of the Omni Parker House Book Launch – Boston Event Photography

    Jill Person
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Author Susan Wilson recently set out to compile a complete history of the historic Omni Parker House Boston, and just last week she celebrated the official launch of the finished book. We were so honored to be the featured photographers for the completed book, titled “Heaven, By Hotel Standards: The History of the Omni Parker House”. The book features each of the aspects of the Omni Parker House’s extensive history — from food to architecture to prominent figures — as well as all of the present-day activity that goes on at this beautiful hotel! We not only got…
  • Harvard Club of Boston Hosts Marketing to the High End Bride

    Jill Person
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:54 am
    Twice a year the Boston wedding and event industry gets together to socialize, network and attend a panel discussion. The Marketing to the High End Bride breakfast is a wonderful tradition in the Boston wedding industry, and we are always honored to be a part of it. The Spring event was held at the beautiful Harvard Club of Boston, and featured a panel discussion on “Great Wedding Problem Solvers” with some of Boston’s top wedding professionals. Arlene Cronk of Invitations & Company (who is also the creator and organizer of the High End Bride Breakfast), moderated the…
  • Person + Killian Photography 2014 Boston Wedding Industry Party!

    Laurén Killian
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:52 am
    Last week Spring was in that air as we hosted a party to say thank you to our incredible industry friends! We work with so many amazing people each and every day in the Boston wedding industry, and our P+K  party is a chance for us to give back, say “thanks”, and celebrate the beginning of a fantastic 2014 wedding season. We are so blessed to have met and worked with so many talented professionals and are truly grateful for the friendships we have made. We look forward to throwing this event and can’t thank everyone enough for being there! This year our Celebrate Spring…
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    WedLoft

  • Pretty Palettes #89

    Michelle Cangemi
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    This very sweet wedding color palette with pinks and golds is from a fabulous DIY Escort Card Project that was featured on Ruffled.  If you’re dreaming of a wedding filled with romantic pink and gold details or you want to include gemstone escort cards, you have to check this out! Lemiga Events created this wonderful project with step-by-step photos by Harwell Photography.  Click on the image below to see off of the pretty colors in this tutorial.   The post Pretty Palettes #89 appeared first on WedLoft.
  • 5 Ideas for Groom Gifts

    Michelle Cangemi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Trying to come up with a wedding gift to give to your groom? Sometimes it can be pretty tough to find a unique or special gift for your fella.  To help you get started, here are five ideas for groom gifts… Personalized Couple Print - This is a super cute idea for something sweet and personal he can hang in your home or even at work! Glass Bottles with Monogram Stoppers  - If your guy is a fan of fine wines or fancy spirits,   these glasses with custom stoppers might be a good gift idea for him. Mr Right Pillow - A “Mr. Right” pillow would make any man smile……
  • Inspiring Backdrops!

    Michelle Cangemi
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    I absolutely love when couples include a statement backdrop in their wedding celebration.  It can add a lot of character to your event or highlight a wedding theme.  In either case, wedding backdrops are definitely a way to wow your guests… The white walls in this space below certainly needed a pop of color.  The draped ribbons that flow into the backdrop for the ceremony were the perfect touch for this Glitter Rainbow Wedding! You don’t always need color to make a statement.  This Black and White Wedding showcased a backdrop of all white paper flowers… Don’t be…
  • Mary & Joe

    Michelle Cangemi
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    From a relaxed outdoor ceremony and a family-style dinner to their favorite things reflected in the details, Mary and Joe’s wedding was totally them!  Here’s Portrait Design by Shanti to give you a peek of the wedding day… Shanti: What I really loved about this day was the accents of yellow wherever you looked. The groom donned yellow socks, shoelaces, and a belt that complimented his light gray suit, while the bride added just a splash of yellow with her yellow heels. They had such sweet personalized touches to their ceremony such as taking a “you and me” picture with…
  • Invitation Wording: Dates, Times, Locations

    Samantha Hunt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    What you say on a wedding invitation is just as important as how you say it. The wedding invitation is a guidepost that tells guests facts about your special day. There is a lot of glitz and glamour that goes into the wording, but ultimately, you need to get a few key points across. The day of the ceremony, the location and the time trump all the little niceties like who the hosts are, for example. As critical as these facts are to getting guests where they should be at the right time, there is still etiquette to consider when constructing the date, hour and location lines on a wedding…
 
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    Choco Studio Blog - New Post!

  • Springtime Engagement Session with a Rolls – Katya and Vadim

    choco
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Green rolling hills, an old Rolls Royce, and a good looking couple – we didn’t need much else to be thrilled for this session. Katya and Vadim are getting married next week, but here are a few of our favorites from their Engagement Session:             The post Springtime Engagement Session with a Rolls – Katya and Vadim appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographer Blog | Husband and Wife Boutique.
  • San Francisco City Hall Wedding – Alex and Patrick

    choco
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:34 am
    It seems that the majority of intimate weddings we photograph at the San Francisco City Hall are out of state couples. We’ve shot brides and grooms from what seems to be each of the fifty states, but also from out of country – China, England, even as far as Australia. The more I think about it the more enticing it sounds to run away with your love to some beautiful far away city, elope, and have a wonderful honeymoon exploring and having fun. No politics of planning a big wedding, no drama :) Maybe it’s not too late for Mike and me and we’ll run away for our 10th…
  • Villa Ragusa Wedding Photos in Campbell – Olivia and John

    choco
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:44 am
    This wedding post is a long time in the making because we simply couldn’t choose which images to feature. As you might have seen on our Facebook page we even had to ask our fans to help with choosing some of the photos (more about it later). This three hundred person wedding was so intimate and harmonic that we absolutely fell in love with this family and the beautiful emotional moments that happened during the day. Without further ado (and because we’ve already made Olivia and John wait long enough) here are our favorites. The prep room at The Fairmont had gorgeous light from the…
  • Bridal Guide Feature

    choco
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We are excited to see Betty and Andrew’s wedding at The Thomas Fogarty Winery featured in the March/April 2014 issue of the Bridal Guide. It was so much fun to see the thought and effort that went into making this special day unique.   The color scheme they picked played well to the natural vineyard colors of an August wedding. We loved working at this winery and capturing great moments, portraits, and details. It’s amazing that such a beautiful venue exists right in the middle of the Bay Area. We also loved working together with Frances of Charmed Events Planning.  …
  • Best Moments of 2013

    choco
    13 Jan 2014 | 12:18 pm
    We’d like to continue our annual tradition of posting “Best Of” series at the beginning of the year with this “Best 2013 wedding moments”. Which one is your favorite? This funny moment during vow exchange: Happy groom on his mustang: Beautifully choreographed first dance: Emotional father-daughter dance: The quick kiss sneaked in between the reception toasts: Hilarious father-daughter dance: The groom seeing his bride for the first time: A couple taking a moment to take everything in at a busy wedding reception: Mom seeing her daughter on the wedding day: A…
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    Dallas-Fort Worth Wedding Planning Studio

  • Old World Styled Shoot at Le San Michelle

    Lottie Fowler
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    This year I am challenging myself to polish designs and execute a cleaner, more crisp look. I am so happy to see the changes. I am looking for inspiration in new places and so excited to see where we grow this year. Over the moon to blog these images of our recent Austin project with some fabulous folks~ Design + Styling: Grit + Gold Makeup/Hair: Kiss by Katie Photographer: Charla Storey Photography Dress: BHDLN Veil: Stanley Korshak Bridal Jewelry: Eliza Page Jewlery Venue:  Le San Michele Floral: Sweet Magnolia Floral Paper: Stationary Bakery Calligraphy: Stationary Bakery Cake: Blue Note…
  • {Engaged} Louise + Matt

    Lottie Fowler
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    I just love playing with friends! We partnered with Charla Storey Photography, Something-You Makeup Artistry, and The Southern Table to style these super sweet engagements for real couple, Louise + Matt. We cannot wait until their June wedding at Heart at the Ranch.
  • Shine On My Little Saylor

    Lottie Fowler
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    My darling little Saylor is featured in Dallas Child, print and blog, for her 3 year old party! The theme… You are a Sunshine. So fitting for the light of my life. We are underway with plans for the BIG FOUR.
  • {Engaged} Aimee + Casey

    Lottie Fowler
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    I just LOVE the spirit in these two! They are always so much fun and I cannot wait to show the design details and planning that has gone into their big day! These images by the ever so lovely Apryl Ann Photography.  
  • {Engaged} Courtney + David

    Lottie Fowler
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Courtney + David are just the cutest! So excited for their November wedding! Images by Amy & Jordan Photography!
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    Unity Sand Ceremony

  • Tropical Wedding Invitations: Debossed Leaves

    30 Mar 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Personalize these tropical wedding invitations by adding a pop of colorful ribbon (that complements your wedding color palette, perhaps?). The pretty ribbon is not just for show. String it through the precut holes at the top of all stationery items and guests will receive your invitation suite attractively intact. Visit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2014, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
  • Beach Wedding Decor: Seashells

    20 Mar 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Seashells are the perfect decor element for beach weddings. Have them your way whether on invites, napkins, cake serving set or cake topper.Invitation / Napkin / Cake Serving Set / Cake TopperVisit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2014, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
  • New Beach Wedding Favors

    28 Jan 2014 | 2:06 am
    Our brand spanking new beach wedding favors are oh, so attractive and so, so practical. They're sure to be a hit at your beach or tropical themed wedding.Visit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2014, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
  • Valentine's Day Beach Wedding: The Lookbook

    7 Jan 2014 | 5:47 am
    If your beach wedding will have a Valentine's Day theme, check out pages 63-64 of "An Affair of the Hearts - The Valentine's Day Wedding" and be inspired.Visit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2014, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
  • Win A Target Gift Card For Your Wedding - Or Whatever

    4 Nov 2013 | 10:33 pm
    Get the details of this Target gift card giveaway at our all-inclusive blog. Good luck!Visit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2013, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
 
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    The Wedding Chicks

  • How To Nerd Up Your Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you and your soon-to-be play endless amounts of video games? Are you two known to geek out at your local comicbook store? Well then you may not need the help, but we have a few very fun ideas for how you can nerd up your wedding day! Adrienne and Jay’s wedding was a fun and fabulous day at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, California with some geeky elements we just had to share with you! If you just can’t get enough, don’t forget to check out the full gallery, where all of the amazing details were perfectly captured by Heather Elizabeth Photography. Favorite Sports Team…
  • Dana Cubbage Weddings

    Kayla Smasne
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Dana Cubbage Weddings specializes in fun, fresh, authentic wedding and engagement photography for fabulous couples! Dana is based in Charleston, South Carolina, where she live with my wonderful husband and three dogs. She is inspired by architecture, color, patterns, texture, and warm, glowing light. The foundation of her business is people and creating relationships. Making connections with the couples she works with is so important to her and the best part of her job. Providing every couple with stunning images and an amazing client experience from beginning to end is her goal, because she…
  • Magnolia Rouge Newest Issue + Beach Bridal Session Tips

    The Wedding Chicks
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    It has been decided that if we were to get married all over again, a bridal session would be on the top of our list. They would most definitely be captured by Erich Mcvey, and if dreams came true we would hop on a plane and travel Auckland, New Zealand to have our picture snapped on a rugged black sand beach.  It would be identical to the beach from our next inspirational bridal shoot for the newest issue of Magnolia Rouge. Sounds dreamy …. right? Perhaps you won’t be able to travel to Auckland, but we are sure there is a perfectly lovely beach close to home for your beach bridal…
  • How To Sweeten Up Your Anniversary With Love Letters

    The Wedding Chicks
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    After 9 months of extensive planning, and with the incredible vision from Ever After Wed and her talented vendors, Amanda and Angelica were blessed to have the day of their dreams. A rustic vintage themed wedding , in one of the most incredible venues imaginable, Schnebly’s Redland Winery. Plus a super cute idea for how they intend to keep the spark alive for years to come! Keep scrolling readers. The gorgeousness never ends! See more of this love letter vintage wedding in the full gallery here, beautifully photographed by Claudette Montero. Yippee!! Scroll down to read more. From the…
  • Happy Together Films

    Kayla Smasne
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Happy Together Films is a couple from Portugal who are madly in love and love being part of other love stories. They started this business because they felt they could offer truthful and clean wedding films. Simplicity, candid and natural moments are evident in their films! They strive to create the quality of film that they wish to have someday for their own wedding. View all of their wedding films here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The…
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  • An Elegant Purple and White Wedding

    Lauren
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Nicole and Nick wanted a purple and white wedding that was elegant and luxurious, and with lush white florals, glittering crystals, and candlelight everywhere, they certainly got their wish! Aislinn Kate Photography was there to capture the day impeccably, and Nicole is here with us today to share more about her wedding- so sit back and take in all the gorgeousness! What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? My mom was my number one helper. I could not have planned this wedding without her. I began the wedding process while I was in my last semester of…
  • How To Choose Your Wedding Day Jewelry

    Lauren
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but one of the very first things I wanted to do when I got engaged was look for wedding dresses- and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one! But once you have your dress, you may forget about one very big piece of the puzzle- your wedding jewelry! In my case, I totally forgot about my jewelry until a few weeks before my wedding. Not only that, but I really had no clue about what to look for and how to match to my dress. I ended up finding some great earrings, but it was purely by luck- I definitely wish I had some guidance to help! Fast forward to this…
  • A Whimsical & Romantic Garden Wedding

    Lauren
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve said it before, and I will happily say it again- a garden wedding never disappoints! The natural beauty of the Davis Island Garden Club would be enough to suffice for today’s wedding, but when you combine a romantic style and whimsical details… utter gorgeousness ensues! Lucky for us, Sarah & Ben captured this lovely feté perfectly, and the bride, Meghan, is here with us today to share more about her wedding: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? We figured it would be pretty easy for the two of us to handle everything…
  • Eclectic Candy Land Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what a wedding inspired by the game Candy Land would look like? Well so did Flaire Weddings and Corinna Hoffman Photography, and so they created an inspiration shoot showcasing some fabulously fun Candy Land wedding ideas! Get ready to join in on the Candy Land fun with gumdrops, lollipops, candy necklaces, and more! Isn’t it all SO much fun?! I think getting inspiration from a fun game like Candy Land is an awesome idea! [In fact, my friend Sara of Burnett's Boards has done a whole inspiration board series on board game wedding ideas! Check it out here!] How…
  • Modern Navy and Green Beach Wedding

    Lauren
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today’s gorgeous beach wedding from Olimb Photography and Shelby Peaden Events is filled with modern style, bold navy and green accents, and SO much happiness! The beautiful bride, Alexis, is here to share her insight into planning her stunning destination wedding: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? Shelby Peaden, my wedding planner, was invaluable throughout the entire process.  She had great relationships with all my vendors, and made incredible recommendations based on my vision.  The day of the wedding she orchestrated everything…
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  • Rachael and Amon’s Fitzroy Wedding

    Marcela
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Tears of happiness, that’s how much we love this Melbourne wedding. The stunning couple wed at the Good Shepherd Chapel where Rachael’s sister-in-law, Katie, sang ‘Fools Rush In’ as the bride walked down the aisle in a gown made by Melbourne couture designer Helen Manuel. Amon waited for her at the end of the aisle in a custom Cerulean Blue Ralph Lauren suit and black bow tie. The colourful bridesmaids picked their own dresses, while the groomsmen wore a floral print Paul Smith shirt and bow-tie and suits from their own closets. After the nuptials, the couple were…
  • Lynndi’s Vintage Bridal Shoot

    Marcela
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This bridal shoot is a head turner. The lovely Texas bride drew inspiration for her bridal shoot from an array of her loves. She loves classic and vintage style, as well as artist Frida Kahlo. Anne Marie Photography captured the shoot and explained, “For [Lynndi’s] bridal shoot she couldn’t decide which look to go with, so she did a little bit of both.” We’re pretty damn in love with the brides Juliet Cap Veil and her handmade floral headpiece. Lynndi tells, “My dress was by Pronovias and veil was a Juliet Cap Veil from Bridal Galleria. Inspiration for my veil was…
  • Jenine and Tom’s Elegant Wedding Photos

    Marcela
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Introducing newlyweds Jenine and Tom. These lovebirds live in New York City, but chose to wed in a country setting, as their both country-bumpkins at heart. “For our wedding, we chose the beautiful setting of North Fork Long Island,” says the couple. They also chose an elegant Blush, Ivory and Champagne colour scheme, which set a romantic ambiance at their lovely reception venue, Giorgio’s at Baiting Hollow. Off Beet Productions captured this picture perfect wedding and tells us, “The bride and groom are both from large families; the groom is the oldest of 5 siblings and…
  • Natalie and Ian’s Sweet LA Wedding

    Marcela
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We think it’s fair to say that vintage and rustic weddings are the new rock ‘n’ roll; so today we’re sharing a cracker of a vintage rustic wedding. Chloe Moore Photography captured this cracker of a wedding, which took place at The Carondelet House in Los Angeles, California, United States. The exquisite bride explained the venue choice, “Our venue was an old Italian styled villa from the 1920’s that was converted into an event space. This gave the day a very vintage feel. Since the venue was a former home with many rooms, we opted for a cocktail style menu, which…
  • Katie and Eddie’s Cricket Club Wedding

    Marcela
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today we’re sharing a very elegant and formal looking wedding captured by Asya of Asya Photography. Asya described this wedding as having a touch of “Downtown Abbey” and we couldn’t agree more. Katie and Eddie wed at the Germantown Cricket Club in front of 240 guests, followed by lawn games, a classy reception and a sparkler send-off. The bride wore a delightful Jenny Yoo wedding dress from Nordstrom, while her bridesmaids looked smashing in dusty shale and blue. The dapper looking groomsmen wore simple and elegant black suits. Personal touches we’re obsessed with: Katie…
 
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  • Angus Barn Pavillion | Raleigh Wedding | Lauri & Aaron

    Brian Mullins
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Lauri & Aaron have been a couple I have worked closely with in the months leading up to their wedding so it was a bit bittersweet for the day to finally arrive.  While, of course, I am thrilled to be present at their wedding ceremony (honored in fact), it also means that it’s the end of a process we’ve been talking about for some time. Lauri & Aaron’s wedding took place at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh.  St. Francis is a gorgeous facility with a spaceous sanctuary, a really nice getting ready room and a great pastor.   Lauri was absolutely beaming as she walked…
  • Raleigh Photography Classes – new website!

    Brian Mullins
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:05 am
    I’m thrilled to announce i’ve finally moved all of my photography class and education related material to its very own website.  One of the dilemmas i’ve always faced is how to write about what we do without boring my wedding or commercial clients with stuff they are not interested in.  With the move, it allows me to discuss, in depth, photography and lighting techniques, update my class schedules and, in essence, turn that into an educational portal.  I’ll be discussing my Raleigh Photography Classes on this new site as well as lots of other goodies. I’m…
  • Raleigh Charity Photography | Primp Salon

    Brian Mullins
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:19 pm
    A few times a year I have the time to donate to a few very worthwhile charities.  This year i’ll be at Primp Salon in Raleigh for the Valentimes Making-Over Cancer Makeovers event.  This is a truly great event where the wonderful ladies at Primp Salon, in conjunction with the Survivor Glam Squad, bring in cancer survivors and give them a complete makeover. I’ll be on location to document the process and do some cool head shots for the ladies once the makeover is complete.  
  • Grand Marquise Ballroom Wedding | Liz & Charles

    Brian Mullins
    14 Jan 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I’m thrilled to have the time to blog more about my weddings!  This week’s installment brings another fabulous Raleigh wedding at the Grand Marquise Ballroom, a beautiful wedding & reception venue  located in east Raleigh.  Having a wedding and reception at the same location makes the photography a bit easier as we don’t have to travel at all, giving us lots of time to capture some amazing photos! The Grand Marquis has two rooms upstairs for the bride & groom to get ready in before the ceremony.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to have “‘Pretty…
  • Renaissance Hotel | Engagement Party | Rana & Hashem

    Sarah M
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:59 am
    If you are an avid reader of my blog, you’ll know we normally we talk about weddings,  however I had a wonderful opportunity to photograph an engagement party at the wonderful Renaissance Hotel in North Hills.  While I’ve photographed many Renaissance Hotel Weddings, this was the first “engagement party” i’ve documented.  Rana, our lovely bride, had contacted me a few weeks prior to her event to discuss her big plans and tell me more about what an engagement party consists of.  Having never photographed a true “engagement party” previously I was…
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  • Real Wedding | Rome, Italy | Prague Wedding Photographer Artur Jakutsevich

    Biddrup
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Wedding Photographer: Artur Jakutsevich, Rome, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Prague Reception Location: Prague Other Wedding Vendors: Alexander Znaharchuk, professional wedding videographer Wedding Date: 01/04/2013 Client Names: Angela and Lin Real Wedding Description What do I like about wedding and engagement photography? I like meeting new people, since I can’t live without new faces and emotions captured by my camera. Originally I come from Belarus, the country where it is not so easy to meet people from different countries and continents travelling for pre or post…
  • ISPWP Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Galina Nabatnikova | GRANINPHOTO.RU | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Spring 2014 contest.
  • Real Wedding | Liechtenstein Palace, Vienna | Paris Wedding Photographer Fred Marigaux

    Joe Milton
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:05 am
    Wedding Photographer: Fred Marigaux, Paris, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Servitenkirche Church – Central Vienna, Austria Reception Location: Liechtenstein Palace – Central Vienna, Austria Wedding Planning: Michaela Honies / Elegant Events – Vienna Video: Thomas Koppler / Visual Elegance – Salzburg DJ: Sam Totolee Band: Bad Powells Wedding Date: July 28, 2012 Client Names: Cornelia & Ramzi Real Wedding Description When a couple makes you feel instantly “part of the family”, there is no doubt that all along the D-day you will feel extra…
  • Best Wedding Photography of 2013 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

    Joe Milton
    7 Feb 2014 | 5:25 am
    The ISPWP holds a members-only wedding photography contest four times a year. Each contest has 20 different categories, so over the four quarterly contests that adds up to 80 First Place winners for the entire year. Here is a look back at ALL 80 1st place winning images from 2013. NOTE: The four contests include all contests where the results were published in 2013, which includes the Winter 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 contests. Want to see more? Check out the Best Wedding Photography of the Year from prior years: Best Wedding Photography of 2012 Best Wedding Photography of…
  • Fashion + Fine Art Inspired Luxury Workshop, April 7-10, Amalfi Coast, Italy

    Joe Milton
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:02 am
    Fashion + Fine Art Inspired Luxury Workshop, April 7-10, Amalfi Coast, Italy Presenting a once in lifetime, all-inclusive workshop on the unforgettable Amalfi Coast! Come hang out with the very talented ladies: KT Merry Photography, Sandra Åberg Photography, Joy de Vivre, & Jannie Baltzer Couture Headpieces Instantly upgrade your portfolio with images from 3 amazing styled shoots (a beautiful wedding couple, a bridal couture shoot and a gorgeous garden shoot including a swoon worthy tablescape). Styling by Joy de Vivre 2 full days of industry secrets and learning how to get the dream…
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  • Free New Movies Online

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Have you heard the saying "you get what you pay for"? Have you also heard about all the fuss that followed on sites that allows people to share files for free? Well if so, or even if not, I do not blame you for being incredulous when you hear me claim that I can tell you there are sites that give you unlimited access to free movies, and completely legal. Well let me tell you how these sites work in the following paragraphs.Movies is really a creative marketing ploy, because there are actually fees involved. They may say that though because if you are a member of her site you get…
  • Entertainment Group

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    As SM Entertainment and YG family. You know what I found? These are not all of them (there are too many groups to show out), but these are the main ones that you hear about, along with a couple of bands / singers / actors that the company is famous for the production. : SM Entertainment – DBSK, Super Junior, SHINee, SNSD JYP Entertainment – 14:00, 2:00 a.m., DSP Entertainment Wonder Girls – SS501, A'ST1, Lee Hyori, KARA YG Entertainment – Big Bang, Se7en, 2NE1, Koo Hye Sun (main actress of Boys Over Flowers) Pledis Entertainment – After School, Son Dam Bi NH…
  • Celebrities in the News

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Article I read somewhere that 90% of the general population thinks celebrityies get much press coverage. I am one of those people. I'm tired of turning on the news stations like Fox or CNN to find them talking about celebrities. "Or Paris Hilton could not spend another night in jail .. What am I to do?" I tell you what you should do, stop worrying about other people killed when you have no correlation with them. Why not broadcast a clip of the Polish scientist discover that the ice caps are melting faster than we thought. Or the crisis in Darfur. But we have to listen to…
  • FUNimation Entertainment

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    I have Xfinity and wondered if FE had a tv and if so, what. Essentially – FUNimation Channel is the only 24/7 anime channel in the U.S., but the linear channel is not yet available on Xfinity, only the on-demend service. But if you want thelinear FUNimation Channel for your home with Xfinity. . All you have to do is ask. Step 1. Step2 Call Xfinity operator. Ask for Customer Service Rep Politely … Please Step 3. Explain to them that FUNimation Channel is a 24 hour anime Step 4. Let them know that you keep with them or switch providers to receive the channel. Also. . Send note in…
  • Entertainment Gossip

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Now I love movies and want to read about movies. . It is an entertainment magazine agree to subscribe for the movie? For the price is really cheap, but it's mostly just gossip and nonsense. . Or is that what it really says about upcoming movies and interviews with directors, etc. Be empire and total film magazines are great. . But they are too expensive for me right now. I read online operations, but I like to have a copy that is the day to read, so thank you. Essentially – Entertainment Weekly is quite good. But I like the pieces of gossip. And if you're looking for more…
 
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  • Cambodia

    Bryan Miller
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cambodia really touched us. There are a number of reasons for this, but the people we met and got to know were the highlight of the trip. Our guides lived through the Pol Pot years and shared stories and experiences, to be quite honest, that were gut wrenching and gruesome. But letting the past live in the past, while not forgetting its importance, left us in awe of the human spirit. We spent our time in large cities and very small towns to get a feel for what it’s like in both urban and rural areas. We started in Siem Reap, traveled to Battambang, then on to Phnom Phen. From there we…
  • Kait & David-Married at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

    Bryan Miller
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    These two love each other so much and it was such a pleasure to be a part of their wedding. Also, so excited to see their wedding featured on 100 Layer Cake today! Enjoy…   A huge thanks to Couture Events for pulling together an amazing and flawless day. Leigh at Posies for the amazing florals, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for an amazing backdrop and Tim Altbaum Productions for making everyone dance hard all night long.   Visit My Website :: Follow My Tweets :: Facebook Me Email me: bryan@bmillerweddings.com Call me: 619.300.8373
  • Sara and Dave – Married

    Bryan Miller
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sara and Dave, two extremely smart and beautiful people bringing friends and family together, from all over the globe, to celebrate their marriage. And Malibu is an amazing location for a wedding. Beautiful landscapes that remind me of Italy. Never mind the blistering heat. I think this was the hottest it’s ever been for me during a wedding. But on this day it didn’t matter. Sara and Dave shed the heat like it was no big deal and it didn’t phase them or their guests. Enjoy their story and be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty where their wedding is featured today.
  • Rachel & Chris – Engaged

    Bryan Miller
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    As I use film more and more…I truly love the results. Here are a few teasers from Rachel and Chris’s engagement session. More to come but in the meantime, enjoy a few images. Contax 645 & Fuji 400h   Visit My Website :: Follow My Tweets :: Facebook Me Email me: bryan@bmillerweddings.com Call me: 619.300.8373
  • Lauren & Chris – Married

    Bryan Miller
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lauren and Chis are beautiful inside and out…such a great day this was. Enjoy…   Location: La Jolla Women’s Club Coordination: Lindsay with First Comes Love Florals: Haydee’s Creative Florals Visit My Website :: Follow My Tweets :: Facebook Me Email me: bryan@bmillerweddings.com Call me: 619.300.8373
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  • Highlight Your Wedding Reception with Specialty Favor Boxes

    Ajalon
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Who doesn’t like a gift now and then? There’s nothing quite like a little present to open and cherish and keep all to yourself. A wedding favor box is the perfect way to excite your wedding guests and say thank you for taking time out of their busy lives to help celebrate your big day. Favors come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, but no matter how you choose to appreciate your guests, nothing is more ideal than a cute, and often elegant, package to open up. Sometimes, the best way to wrap up your favors is with a little bit of extra flourish. The bows are fun to play with and…
  • Fall 2104-Pantone Color Report: Royal Blue

    Ajalon
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dazzle your guests with this regal color palette. It’s called Royal Blue for a reason. You can’t help but feel like a king and queen when surrounded by this engaging color, and the palette it suggests is a rich one. Golds, purples, whites and reds all go magnificently with this year’s Pantone classic. Royal blue is a celebration in itself, so shower yourself and your guests with paper confetti. It’s a fun party favor that can be used all night and the festiveness of the color scheme will keep spirits high The wedding party looks handsome in grey jackets and chocolate…
  • Destination Wedding: Unique and Daring Barcelona

    Ajalon
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Spain’s city of Modernist architecture and traditional European culture creates the ideal backdrop for your destination wedding. A mix of old and new sets the stage for a grand ceremony and a gathering of friends and family that no one will forget. Butted up against the Mediterranean Sea’s shore and dotted with the magnificent buildings of artist Antoni Gaudi, there couldn’t be a more exciting location for an intimate wedding. The streets are filled with colors and shapes that surprise and delight, and the energy of this city will keep your heart racing and your spirits up.
  • Invitation Etiquette: Wording Your Same-Sex Wedding RSVPs

    Ajalon
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    More states are finally legalizing gay marriage and that means there are plenty of wedding rules, regulations, and traditions that are on your horizon. Along with the big celebration ahead of you, there are cake orders to be made, flowers to be selected, and certainly not least of all, invitations to be written. Wedding invitations can be like puzzle boxes-where do I begin to tackle this? There are a lot of niceties and customs you’ll be addressing with your wedding stationery and it can be overwhelming. But! We’re here to help! A big question I’ve come across is how to word…
  • Fall 2014- Pantone Color Report: Sangria

    Ajalon
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fall in love with this incredible new color from Pantone. Color genius Pantone has done it again. Sangria is the new color we’re going crazy over and it won’t be hard to guess why. The deep red wine notes and bubbly club soda colors come out in this new authoritative tone that is perfect for your wedding. These dress ideas will drive you wild. There are some bold and modern avenues you can take, with a wedding dress of full sangria tones, or you can make a more subtle statement while still donning this pretty Pantone look.  Sangria isn’t just a decorating theme. You can run…
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  • Rustic Wedding Theme Inspiration Board

    Rae Ann
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Whether you're having an elegant affair or a down-home country wedding, rustic accessories can add real charm to your event. Natural wood tones or rustic burlap - the neutral colors fit into a variety of color schemes. When gonig with a rustic look, you can find many special touches right in nature.  Wildflowers in vases make beautiful centerpieces.  If you have a blue/green color scheme, peacock feathers add a lovely splash of color to your arrangements. Burlap is all the rage in weddings right now.  Aisle runners, tableclothes, favor bags and wine bottle holders can add that touch of…
  • Seaside Wedding Theme Inspiration Board

    Rae Ann
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Here's one wedding theme that will never go out of style! Swaying palm trees, delicate starfish and pale shades of green and blue come together to create this seaside wedding theme. You may actually be having a destination wedding and would like to match your accessories to your surroundings.  But if your budget is a bit smaller and the beach is a bit further away, we can bring the essence of the sea right to your event! Below you will find a variety of ways to bring the sea to your wedding accessories, favors and reception décor. From top to bottom - left to right: Pearl Leaves Invitation…
  • Country Wedding Theme Inspiration Board

    Rae Ann
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    If wide open spaces, wild flowers and rustic décor is your idea of romance, then the Country Wedding Theme just might be for you! Whether you spend your weekends saddling up or you're just country at heart, we have a great variety of accessories and decorations to create that "down home" feel. Rustic burlap and twine are a great base to your country wedding theme.  The neutral colors allow you to incorporate any other color theme you desire.  Blue like the skies, green like the fields, or a rainbow of wildflower colors - the choice is up to you! From top to bottom - left to right: Red…
  • Blush Wedding Theme Inspiration Board

    Rae Ann
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The blushing bride is the inspiration behind this lovely wedding theme!  Perfect for spring, the romantic blush color adds softness to your wedding day accessories. Whether your base color is white or ivory, blush complements either of them very well.  The same goes for silver or gold.  Blush is a versatile color that won't overpower your important accessory and decor pieces. To add a country feel to your wedding, pair the blush color with rustic pieces such as burlap table runners and rope and twine accents. Below you will find beautiful accessories for your wedding and reception to…
  • Damask Wedding Theme Inspiration Board

    Rae Ann
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The height of sophistication, the Damask Wedding Theme will add elegance to your most important day. We've taken the classic black and white damask pattern and added a pop of color for pizzazz!  This makes damask a versatile theme that can easily utilize your favorite colors as accents. Add red accents for a stunning winter wedding theme, or robin egg blue in the spring.  It's a theme for any season. From top to bottom, left to right: Black and White Invitation Kit with Damask Border - Bordered by a classic black damask design, these white do-it-yourself invitation sheets are the perfect…
 
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    Belles On A Budget: A How-to Site for Weddings on a Budget - Belles Blog

  • HOT: 140 Wedding Labels for $4.99 Shipped!

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Wohoo! Vistaprint has their HOT label deal back for a limited time! You can score 140 labels for just $4.99 shipped- less than 4¢ per label!! These labels have all kinds of wedding uses. Here are some of my ideas as to how you can use them: - Cute return labels for save the dates, invitations, thank yous - Favor tags! Just put your names, wedding date and a thank you message on them - Decorations for out of town welcome bags, programs, or menu cards There are many beautiful designs included so choose your favorite and grab them now- you can't beat this price!
  • Extra 35% Off Invitations and Free Shipping at Cardstore!

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Through Saturday April 12th, you can score an extra 35% off shower invitations, wedding invitations, or thank you cards at Cardstore! Just use code CAF4228 at checkout. And it will get you free shipping on orders of $25 or more!
  • Extra 10% Off at 6pm!

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Happy April Fool's Day! To celebrate, 6pm is offering an extra 10% off your order with code 6PMFB4120141046.  6pm has great deals on shoes already and the code just makes them sweeter! Take a look for bridal shoes, bridesmaid shoes or the perfect finishing touch to a shower or rehearsal outfit. I'm loving these Nina Cadence shoes- down from $79 to $17.99 with the code! And shipping is free on all orders!
  • Jewelry Sets for $5.95 Shipped!

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    Wow! Today only you can score a HOT deal on jewelry from Cents of Style! You can choose from several necklace and earrings for just $5.95 with FREE shipping! I think the silver Kimberly necklace pictured on the left would make a pretty bridesmaid necklace. And the earrings are included in the price! Use code CLEARANCE101 at checkout to get the deal. 
  • Sue Wong Dress Sale at Ideeli

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:22 am
    Ideeli has a new Sue Wong dress sale now through the weekend with some great prices on these gorgeous dresses. If you are a Sue Wong fan, be sure to take a look for a rehearsal dress, mother of the bride/groom dress or your wedding gown. The gown above is down from $788 to $350! Shipping is a flat rate of $9.95, which gets you free shipping for the next 30 days.
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  • Wedding Food Ideas: Potato Bites Recipe

    Kym
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    source: My Baking Addiction The post Wedding Food Ideas: Potato Bites Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Inspirational Wedding Ideas #165: 8 Wedding Chair Decor

    Kym
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    via: stylemepretty.com The post Inspirational Wedding Ideas #165: 8 Wedding Chair Decor appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • {diy Wedding Ideas} How To Make A Cake Stand For Cupcakes

    Kym
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Found this and other great ideas over at the CakeJournal. The owner, Louise is the cake maniac behind CakeJournal. She’s a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.  Here is how to make this great diy cupcake stand: Materials Needed: Cake boards: 1×8″, 1×10″, 1×12″ Note: If you want two more tiers on the stand, you will need 1×14″ + 1×16″ cake boards. Styrofoam cake dummies Each 2″ high in the sizes: 2X6″ and 2×7″ (If you can get 4″ high Styrofoam cake dummies, then you will only need 1 in each size) Note: You will need…
  • Creating The Perfect Wedding Music Playlist Sets The Tone For A Memorable Day

    Kym
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
      Creating a fantastic wedding music playlist helps create a romantic mood and an ambiance that is so important to make sure everyone enjoys themselves at your wedding. People of all ages love music and are attracted to a wonderful song with a memorable beat. Wedding receptions give everyone the chance to cut loose and have fun dancing, from the tiniest ring bearer and the prettiest little flower girl to your Grandparents and their friends. The key is to pick music that everyone can truly enjoy and become immersed in, and music that isn’t too generation specific. One of the best…
  • diy Wedding Ideas: How To Make Pine Cone Topiary

    Kym
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The pine cone topiary is a great addition to any fall or winter wedding. Easy to make and are great table displays.  These also make great gifts to thank some of your guests who might have helped with the wedding. Materials Needed: -  Round oasis balls or Styrofoam balls -  Wooden dowels or good quality natural twigs for support -  Pot for each tree -  Glue gun -  Curling ribbon -  Toothpicks -  Organza ribbon -  1 bag of Plaster of Paris Instructions: Firstly cover your ball with a couple of sheets of cellophane or a light crepe paper.Center the end of the wooden dowel at one end of…
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    Fly Away Bride

  • New York Bridal Week Favorites 2014

    Amy
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    As a round up to one of our favorite weeks of the year here at Fly Away Bride, we’re presenting this collection of our absolute crushes from New York Bridal Week. These gowns really stood out for us, combining both a beautiful silhouette with exquisite detailing, and basically just being all round gorgeous. We picked one gown each from the 2015 collections of Temperley, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Austin Scarlett, Vera Wang, Christos, Amsale, Ines de Santo and Jenny Packham. Hope you enjoy our New York Bridal Week favorites of 2014! Temperley:   Oscar de la Renta:   Marchesa:…
  • Vera Wang Bridal 2015

    Amy
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This year, in an attempt to reach a wider audience, the Vera Wang bridal collection for 2015 premiered via an online video on her website rather than on the catwalk with the other designers at New York Bridal Week. The collection is a lovely mix of both simple, elegant silhouettes and gowns with larger-than-life skirts. Beautiful tulle draping abounds and as usual Vera Wang pushed the boundaries of bridal fashion somewhat by including several semi-opaque gowns with exquisitely embroidered layers and detailing. I particularly love the simple line and fur stole of the second gown below. How…
  • Unique Wedding in a Plane Hangar

    Amy
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today we have a wedding in true Fly Away Bride style for you. Frederica and Marco wanted a travel-themed celebration, and since Marco is an airline pilot, their planner Monica from THAT DAY came up with the idea of having their wedding in a plane hangar. This hadn’t been done before in Italy, so we’re proud to present the very first one here today. We love that the newlyweds arrived by plane at the airstrip right in from of their unsuspecting guests! Lots more details on this unique wedding day from Monica below, but first Frederica and Marco’s absolutely brilliant…
  • Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal

    Amy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Jenny Packham is probably my favorite bridal designer. I wore one of her gowns for my own wedding so was really excited to see her 2015 bridal collection at New York Bridal Week. The collection was inspired by a series of portraits of society ladies by 1930s photographer Madame Yevonde, wherein the ladies wore costumes based on Greek goddesses. Neoclassical is the style with a timeless elegance and the glamour always found in this designer’s collections. The gowns came in a wide array of tones from pale ivory, to buttermilk and caramel tones with one rather dark rusty blush. Most gowns…
  • Temperley Bridal 2015

    Amy
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Temperley bridal 2015 collection is utterly beautiful: superbly intricate details abound along with some very elegant, simplistic silhouettes. There’s an element of Grecian style to be found in several dresses, like the first three gowns below. Unusual elements are brought in as well with petal-like fabric additions and over layering. The Jean gown, seventh below, is described as “unashamedly glamorous” and features cut-outs in the pattern surrounded by oversized jewel embellishments… we love. Many of these gowns are available online, so for more info check out the…
 
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    PreOwned Wedding Dresses

  • Bridesmaid Dresses | Inspiration

    Josie
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    To match or not to match?  The truth is, you really can’t go wrong. Whether you favor the tradition of matching maids dresses, or want your best friends to shine in individual gowns, your wedding party will look fabulous on your big day. Want proof?  Here are 10 gorgeous bridal parties to inspire your bridesmaid dress choice. Matching Maids Photo: Joanna Moss Photography via SnapKnot Photo: Jermone Pollos Photography via SnapKnot Photo: Frances Morency Photography via SnapKnot Photo: Jermone Pollos Photography via SnapKnot Photo: The Schultz   Mix and Match Maids Photo: Joanna…
  • GG + Ricky | Vera Wang Wedding From Angel Eyes Photography

    Josie
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    This Chicago wedding is full of charm.  We love the gorgeous flowers, the pretty pale pink bridesmaid dresses and the bride’s stunning Vera Wang Ghillian. But most of all, we adore how radiant the couple looks and the happiness you can feel through the pictures. GG + Ricky | August 31, 2013 | Chicago, IL | Dress: Vera Wang Ghillian The Ceremony We wanted to get married outside, and the Herrington has the perfect courtyard setting alongside the Fox River.  It was idyllic!  We walked down a rose petal aisle and got married underneath an arbor cascading with flowers. The Reception The…
  • Ruthie + Boris | Monique Lhuillier Wedding From A Day of Bliss Photography

    Josie
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    If you’re looking for gorgeous all white wedding inspiration, look no further than today’s wedding.  From the white bouquets to the stunning tall centerpieces to the beautiful cake (designed by the bride no less), this wedding has it all. And the brides Monique Lhuillier Forever gown was the perfect choice for this elegant affair. Ruthie & Boris | November, 23rd, 2013 | Addison Park, NJ | Dress: Monique Lhuillier Forever The Ceremony: We had a traditional chuppah with a reformed rabbi. There were candles and white rose petals down the aisle. The chuppah itself had ivory…
  • Vera Wang Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses

    Josie
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Proving herself always the innovator, Vera Wang showcased a daring new collection of gowns with her Spring 2015 bridal line. The dress are very Vera, but different from her usual aesthetic. They are, as Vera describes,  “Lightness of Being: Delicate and Disciplined. Sensual and Seductive.” And innovating even the gowns’ presentation, Vera Wang debut them with a short film titled “Chasing Alix” instead of a runway show. Images via Vera Wang. View all PreOwned Vera Wang Wedding Dress listings.
  • Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses

    Josie
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Quintessential Monique Lhuillier.  Debuting her Spring 2015 bridal collection at New York Bridal Week, Monique Lhuillier’s latest gowns showcased her signature style: romantic, feminine, lace gowns for the sophisticated bride. The Spring 2015 show was titled My Ethereal Daydream and drew inspiration from American portrait painter, John Singer Sargent. The collection included an array of necklines and beautiful shades of hydrangea, pistachio and mist. Photos by Photos by MCV Photo via The Knot. See all PreOwned Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress listings.  
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    Free Wedding Ideas

  • Inspired by the Kardashians

    Alyx
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    May 2014 is the month we all expect for the one reason that is worth: Kim is getting married with her lover and father of her daughter, Kanye. It is for sure a luxuriant wedding that can inspire brides to be. Hence, not being at her first wedding there is another moment that you can take as inspirational source. Interesting that at her first wedding Kim opted for wedding dresses like even for bridesmaids. Romantic brides, Kourtney Kardashian wedding dress can be the wanna have outfit!   Source: people.com   Mermaid cut dress Kourtney Kardashian wedding dress as we can call it that…
  • No formal style attire for modern and sexy groom

    Alyx
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    A classic, traditional wedding is not for everybody. Because some feel bohemian, because some want just something else and dare to go far away and further than what people is usually familiar with. That’s not just for ladies but for grooms to be too. Men’s casual wedding attire ideas to compensate with the classic style will be an interest’s for modern grooms to be. Source: fashiontop.org   Casual style and how to choose it Like in ladies cases men too have to take into account all the aspects that define them, the wedding too in order to choose the casual look outfit. It is about…
  • The wedding to come- Elton John’s expected marriage

    Alyx
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    This month a premiere was set in England and Wales as the gay marriages have been accepted, legally. This is of course the beginning of a happy marriage of many couples, including Elton John. It is not a surprise let’s say since he and his partner make a statement in the whole community they are part of. Elton John wedding is expected to be as soon as possible.   Source: dontpaniconline.com   First details After the big announcement about the recognition of the gay people marriage Elton rushed to say he is on the list to do this step. And there is no point to wait since he and his…
  • Given with love and appreciation to be your precious

    Alyx
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    The engagement ring is the first proposal, the first step to make the life commitment. And every lady expects at something big and precious as the love itself. It is in the end a matter of taste and budget but when you do search for the perfect ring don’t exclude form the list the Leo Schachter engagement rings. A collection that for simply reason to be all about the diamond rings gains appreciation. Source: forevertoday.co.uk   Rings options The style of the ring says a lot about the owner. But men want their lovers to wear a susceptible flattery         ring type. And for…
  • A place for all, Monsoon signature

    Alyx
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    As much as we want to simplify some tasks for the wedding we get at the idea what being focused on high quality things means not to refuse yourself the pleasure to search for the best thing to find. But a dilemma again when the time is not quite on your favor and this is just one reason to need to find a place with everything you need. The Monsoon wedding clothing can be a solution for that.   Source: bellebridalmagazine.com   Perfect place to shop Women like to shop in general. Brides to be will have an enormous pleasure for that. So take your time to analyze the Monsoon wedding…
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • DIY Metropolitan Building Wedding: Lindsey + Trevor

    Jen
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lindsey + Trevor have a deep love for art + design. He has a background in architecture and she in visual arts + display. The main inspiration for their early fall DIY wedding was their gorgeous venue, The Metropolitan Building in Queens, New York. At first sight, they fell in love with the raw wood + exposed brick and saw their wedding as a chance to fulfill their shared passion for finding old objects and making them new again. So a handmade celebration was the only way to go. They built their own wedding backdrop, put together the tablescape centerpieces, even tackled the floral…
  • Indoor Greenery Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lush, beautiful weddings aren’t exclusively reserved for the outdoors. And for our gorgeous styled feature today, photographed by the talented Ben Q. Photography, the team wanted to bring natural elements to an indoor setting. The ceremony was staged with a climbing vine arbor, complete with potted twigs, sprigs and leaves. Bows + Arrows created a sweetly untamed garden rose bouquet. And the intimate sweetheart table was crowned with a floating wreath made of hops vine. We’re pretty much obsessed. So much inspiration for couples who are planning an indoor celebration to get…
  • Plan Your West Coast of Mexico Honeymoon or Wedding with Apple Vacations

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    If your idea of the perfect honeymoon or wedding involves an ultra romantic setting, minimal planning and affordable amenities, allow us to introduce you to an exceptional travel provider that’s definitely worth knowing about, Apple Vacations! Couples who plan and book a trip with Apple Vacations will have their travel arrangements taken care of, will be put in touch with an experienced wedding planner who will help coordinate the day of their dreams, and will enjoy great promo-code discounts for groups as small as ten guests! From travel arrangements and legal requirements, to…
  • Dreamy California Ranch Wedding: Lauren + Blake

    Jen
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s a good reason why ranch weddings are so darn popular. It doesn’t get much better than the dreamy, relaxed feel of the setting or that sense of rustic charm us city dwellers perpetually crave . Plus, you usually get to take a virtually untouched environment and make it all your own. Lauren + Blake’s situation was exactly that and they did an amazing job of turning their blank-slate-of-a-venue into a beautiful, romantic place to say their I Do’s! While we love it all, we’re particularly smitten with the gorgeous florals by Breier and Bride – so crazy…
  • DIY: Giant Standing Paper Flower

    Jen
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Earlier today we shared a Whimsical Watercolor Inspiration shoot, which featured some amazing, giant paper flowers. Now, thanks to Blome’s Paperie, we are sharing how to make them! We love that these giant flowers are free-standing and look so whimsical in any setting! Could you imagine a ton of these for a rad ceremony backdrop? Let’s see how to make one! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love DIY: Fresh Flower WallDIY: Painted Pastel Egg CenterpieceDIY Paper FlowerDIY: Book Planter with SucculentsDIY: Giant Fringe LOVE Letters
 
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    WeddingChaplain's Journal

  • Paperless Post Adds New Collections for Wedding Season

    Alan Viau
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    There are new additions that Paperless Post has added to site in time for wedding season.  From working directly with a personal stationery concierge to new designer collections and collaborations, Paperless Post is truly revolutionizing the way invitations are created, making the experience completely seamless and bridging together the digital and PAPER worlds.  Paperless Post ensures that brides and grooms will not have to sacrifice the timelessness and etiquette mores of print invitations for the ease, affordability and vast design options of digital – they can (and should!) have it…
  • Small Unity Sand Ceremony Frame

    Alan Viau
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Sand ceremony vases can be beautiful, but this is a great alternative!The small unity sand ceremony frame measures 8″ tall, 6″ wide and holds up to a 4”x6″ picture. Holds one pound of sand (sand not included). Once filled, the sand will not shift around or leak, making it perfect for destination weddings. The unique design lets you easily change the photo without disturbing the sand. Have an engagement picture in it for the ceremony, insert a wedding photo afterward! Click on photo for ETSY shop Filed under: Ceremony, Etsy Products Tagged: Bride, life, love, marriage,…
  • Exercise and Healthy Bones

    Alan Viau
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Originally posted on Dr. Alan Viau: Osteoporosis conjures up images of older men and women who easily break their bones. The bones lose mass. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of broken bones, particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. However, research is encouraging us to exercise so that we can prevent, maintain and perhaps restore our lost bone mass. It is a scary statistic. Broken bones from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture…
  • 18 Sparkly Wedding Dress Details for 2015

    Alan Viau
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    From crystal-encrusted accessories to bejeweled bodices, today’s collections were all about showstopping sparkle! Check out some of our favorite shimmering details for the bride with a glam side. Austin Scarlett felt very Vanderbilt era New York this season. The subtle beading on these sleeves would be perfect for a Gatsby inspired wedding. Another case of Austin Scarlett owning that old school glamour! Noir by Lazaro dazzled us with a spectacular special occasion dress in aubergine metallic jacquard. Ladies, don’t forget about the accessories. This bit of bling is from Bel Aire…
  • Green Frog Wedding Ring Pillow

    Alan Viau
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    With a gold crown and matching ribbons on green satin he simply looks magical in a child’s hands. Measures 20cm by 20cm. Ideal for fairytale, fantasy, glamour or classic weddings. All our products are made by Hoochiboo and are not found on the high-street. Care Instructions This item is hand wash only. Dimensions: Size is approximately:- 20cm by 20cm. Weight 40grams. Click on Photo for ETSY shop Filed under: Ceremony, Etsy Products Tagged: Bride, love, news, pillow, ring, wedding ceremony, wedding ideas, wedding planning
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    The Plunge Project

  • {Real Wedding} Lauren & Chris’ Purple DIY Wedding

    Nicole Denton
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Another Wedding Wednesday, another gorgeous real wedding! Today we’re bringing you down to sunny South Carolina to meet Lauren and Chris and take a peek into their fun-filled wedding, full of sweet touches, lots of purple and amazing little DIY details. {Vendor Credits: Photography: Meet The Burks | Ceremony Venue: St Anne’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Magnolia Room | Caterer: Bistro Catering | DJ: Tiffany Waffled | Cake: Publix | Hair: Amy Rutchick} About Nicole DentonWith a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers,…
  • Rings for Women: What to Look For When Shopping for Fine or Fashion Jewelry

    Guest Blogger
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    {via epSos .de. Used under Creative Commons.} Women’s rings are personal items, associated with celebrations and special anniversaries. Of course, most people wear rings for fashion and not just for symbols of a wedding, engagement, maternity or an anniversary. Whatever the occasion, Tom Shane, founder and owner of Shanco.com knows there are a few important things to consider when selecting the perfect piece of jewelry during your next shopping trip. If the ring has a setting, does it suit your level of activity or lifestyle? Tension, pave or high-prong settings may not work for women who…
  • Baby’s Breath: Possibilities Beyond the Filler Flower

    Michelle Andrea Ford
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    So many people use baby’s breath in their wedding bouquets or decoration solely as a filler flower. But so many people don’t realize that baby’s breath can be used on its own — no other flower necessary. This dainty and elegant little flower can be substituted as floral arrangements, boutonnieres, tablescapes, bridal bouquets and so much more! Today, we show you amazing ways to decorate using only baby’s breath as your main flower! {via stylemepretty.com} {via pinterest.com} {via ruffledblog.com} {via etsy.com} {via sprout-flowers.com}…
  • Decorating for Your Big Day with Mason Jars

    Michelle Andrea Ford
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are certain elements you may want incorporated into the decorations of your big day — like mason jars. Mason jars have become very trendy over the past few years. They’re great for table center pieces, hanging decorations and keepsakes and are easily adaptable and can be decorated themselves. Here are a few decoration ideas for those of you who would like to use them in your big day. {via etsy.com} {via marketplaceweddings.com} {via flowertowne.com} {via alowcountrywed.com} {via pinterest.com} {via pinterest.com} {via etsy.com} {via indulgy.com} About Michelle Andrea…
  • {Real Wedding} Shannon & Scott’s Intimate Garden Wedding

    Nicole Denton
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    What do the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, an intimate dinner, whimsical details and a party bus have in common? They’re all a part of this awesome Wedding Wednesday real wedding! Shannon and Scott’s wedding is one of those weddings that you can tell was fun just by looking at the photos! I love all the sweet homey details and the overall casual vibe of the whole thing. Take a look… {Vendor Credits: Photographer: Viera Photographics | Event Venue: Absinthe | Hair Stylist: Belle by Marine | Cake Designer: Jasmine Rae Bakery | Ceremony Location: Shakespeare Gardens…
 
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    SuperGiftPlace Wedding Blog

  • PERSONALIZED AND PLAIN RIBBON

    SuperGiftPlace
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
                                      PERSONALIZED AND PLAIN RIBBONThese ribbons are a fabulous finishing touch to any favor box or place setting! Personalized with your names and date, or with your own special message, they will be memorable wherever they are used. Printing will have approximately 1" - 2" (3cm-5cm) between repeating message and will read from left to right.Visit us at http://www.supergiftplace.com
  • Flip Flop luggage tags in decorative 24 box (Set of 24)

    SuperGiftPlace
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It's Friday and the last day of February already! Looking ahead to your wedding in spring or summer, we introduce to you this new favor set: Flip Flop luggage tags in decorative 24 box. Your customers will never have trouble recognizing their luggage again once you put this cute, and easy-to-spot, bright little flip flop on their bag's handle. They probably won't be able to resist the urge to smile every time either! Flip Flop luggage tags in decorative 24 box.Visit us at http://www.supergiftplace.com
  • "LOVE" Keyboard Magnet Sets

    SuperGiftPlace
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    "LOVE" Keyboard Magnet SetsShow everyone at your wedding that "LOVE is the key to happiness" with these magnetic keys. A wonderful favor for your guests to remember your wedding with. Cell Phone Bride and Groom Cake ToppersIn our crazy busy world that we live in, it isn't too far off to think that a cell phone or two may be an added help or necessity on the big day. Heck, you may even need it on your cake. Use as a pair or co-ordinate either figure with our other Mix and Match Bride and Grooms. Hand painted porcelain. Visit us at http://www.supergiftplace.com
  • Practical Favor Ideas - Lanterns

    SuperGiftPlace
    22 Jan 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Love Lights the Way metal luminous lanternsMini Lanterns with Hanger - Set of 2Miniature lanterns with hangers add a warm glow to a beach or nautical theme wedding. Combine with sea shells, sand and starfish for a centerpiece that brings the beach inside.By the Sea Lighthouse Tea Light HolderA beckoning beacon of light from sea to shining sea! Whether you want captivating table decor or a picturesque, beach-themed favor, “Beaming” Lighthouse Tea Light Holder has enough candlepower for a heartwarming glow—creating the inviting seaside ambiance you've imagined for your event. Visit…
  • Heart Wedding Favor Ideas

    SuperGiftPlace
    21 Jan 2014 | 10:11 am
    I have decided to stick with LOVE. HATE is too great a burden to bear. --- By Martin Luther King Jr.Spread your love to your guests who attend your wedding. Isn't it a great idea to spread love and peace to people around you!Visit us at http://www.supergiftplace.com for more love wedding favor ideas.
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  • Soft and Pretty Vintage Wedding

    Belle The Magazine
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The best thing about our job, aside from taking in so many gorgeous weddings on a daily basis, is sharing them with all of you. And in sharing our sweet passion for outdoor soirees, like this vintage number sent our way by Mora Photography, we know that we'll be filling your hearts with joy and your minds with inspiration. So, this Wednesday morning we cheer to heart shaped goodies, a “love” cake perfection, a lemonade drink station (more ideas here), and to a vintage inspired decor of candlelit, soft color palette centerpieces that send us off into a tailspin. Enjoy your little hearts…
  • Galia Lahav Spring 2015 : La Dolce Vita Bridal Collection

    Belle The Magazine
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    As many of you fashion lovers know, Spring 2014 Bridal Market was in full swing last weekend. During this event, one of my favorite designers, Galia Lahav unveiled her Spring 2015 Couture Bridal Collection called La Dolce Vita and it featured some seriously swoon-worthy dresses that I can't wait to share with you. La Dolce Vita collection evokes themes from a love story, which takes place on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. The collection incorporates intricate iridescent beadwork infused with vintage sun-kised lace - creating a unique mix of old world romance and modern day silhouettes.Galia…
  • A Peace of Mind is a Piece of Cake with Markel Event Insurance

    Belle The Magazine
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're a bride-to-be, you've already dreamed up your perfect day, made your wedding-to-do list, and have checked it twice, but then the question arises, "what if?" "What if my photographer bails?" "What if my wedding planner is a fraud?" "What if there is an unforeseen illness in the family?" There's no need to panic loves, you can rest assured that we're here to help and we've called in the experts for reinforcement, Markel Event Insurance.Markel Event Insurance  coverage is a MUST HAVE for your big day.  Not only can it reimburse you for any non-refundable deposits you may have…
  • 14 Wedding Ceremonies That Will Take Your Breath Away

    Belle The Magazine
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    These stunning wedding ceremonies are anything but average!!! Whether you choose a classic all-white palette or you decide to incorporate your color scheme into your wedding ceremony decor, these wedding ceremony ideas will inspire you to tie-the-knot with style and create a celebration worthy of a photo shoot. ABOVE IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer: Ira Lippke Studios // Event Design:  Martins Alves // via Carats and Cake}  ~ BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer: Adam Nyholt Photography // Event Design + via: Belle Events} BELOW IMAGE CREDITS {Photographer + via: Milanes…
  • April Showers Wedding

    Belle The Magazine
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Rain can be completely disastrous for any outdoor wedding. No matter how much time and planning has gone into your special day, it will rain and it will pour, but if you’re totally awesome like Meredith + Michael you will embrace it and all will be glory! They say that rain on a wedding day is good luck, and I’d like to believe it’s true – if only because it adds such a romantic element to the couple’s photos. With rain on the forecast the morning of, a few of the groomsmen were put to a little umbrella shopping for the bridal party. Without disappointing, the groomsmen came…
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    Venue Safari

  • Asheville North Carolina Wedding Venues

    lesleycohen
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    My best friend is getting married and I am beyond thrilled. It is extra special when I get to help a friend plan their wedding. They are considering Asheville, North Carolina for their wedding and the options are nothing short of dreamy…. First up: The Biltmore Estate via BorrowedBlueWeddings, Photo by: Brittany Connor Photography The Biltmore Estate is an absolute dream. The backdrop of the estate is breathtaking and a there are quite a few options and price points available to choose from. You can select a tented reception in from of the estate, a more traditional ballroom location,…
  • St. Regis Bahia Beach Review for Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

    lesleycohen
    16 Dec 2013 | 11:21 am
    Puerto Rico…. San Juan, Puerto Rico in particular is a great choice for destination weddings. A variety of activities, various lodging options in most any style and price point…. AND the biggest draw (in my humble opinion) is the non-stop flights from MANY cities stateside. I spent a weekend in November at the St. Regis Bahia Beach and was able to tour their event facilities as well as experience the weekend as a guest. A non-stop flight from Tampa took us 3 hours and we were picked up quickly and driven about 30 minutes to the St. Regis Bahia.  The hotel grounds are gorgeous.
  • Our Next Stop: St. Regis Bahia! (plus details on an exclusive Lela Rose collection)

    lesleycohen
    25 Oct 2013 | 12:42 pm
    So you may remember… last spring we toured the Four Seasons on the island of Nevis (incredible) and that we spotted one of our favorite bridal designers Lela Rose while there… Well, funny enough our next Venue Safari is on the books at the St. Regis Bahia in Puerto Rico (swoon!) AND we just found out that Lela Rose has designed a capsule collection of dresses EXCLUSIVELY for St. Regis Bahia brides (amazing, right?). image via WeddingDresses.com Via Starwood Hotels Via Outrageous Luxury The post Our Next Stop: St. Regis Bahia! (plus details on an exclusive Lela Rose collection)…
  • Tampa Bridal Store Opening, Isabel O’Neil Featuring Treat Me Sweet

    lesleycohen
    21 Oct 2013 | 10:28 am
    Between the gorgeous Hyde Park shop White Magnolia (a second location to it’s Jacksonville home) and the new Isabel O’Neil Bridal on Dale Mabry… it’s nice to see a fresh wedding dress options in Tampa. I was thrilled to see that our friend Darla and her Tampa macaron business, Treat Me Sweet provided her delicious treats at the Isabel O’Neil opening. I absolutely have loved the cupcake trend…but I am excited to see more and more macarons at wedding… they are a perfectly polished (and pretty) favor for weddings. I always recommend that couples provide…
  • Napa Wedding Locations for Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers etc!

    lesleycohen
    31 Aug 2013 | 7:21 pm
    In our two trips to Napa we have fallen in love with quite a few gorgeous spots for your wine country wedding. We have twice visited the Carneros Inn. An unbelievably chic resort just an hour from San Francisco. A full range of amenities and a beautiful setting make it a “one-stop-shop” for you and your destination wedding guests. Images via Carneros Inn and EliteMeetings One our most recent trip, we attended a winemakers lunch at The Terraces at Quarry Vineyards. A perfect spot for a very small, intimate wedding or a bridal shower or bridesmaids luncheon in Napa. The winery is…
 
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  • Real Weddings – Hamptons Chic

    Real Weddings
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Today we are very excited to have last issue’s cover wedding up on the website for your viewing pleasure! Such a gorgeous couple, Rebecca and Adam were married at the groom’s childhood home in Sydney – complete with horses and a Monet style lake! With a fresh colour palette of white, peach and lemon their day was full of love and laughter; and they managed to pull it off within three months of their engagement! Amazing. Photography by Nima Salimi Real Weddings – Hamptons Chic is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Casual Elegance

    Real Weddings
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    There are some weddings here in the Real Weddings office, that we never forget. Emily and Josh’s wedding graced the cover of issue 15 and was held at Pepper’s Convent, Pokolbin NSW. With a colour palette of green and white with accents of soft pink and champagne, their theme of casual elegance was carried out effortlessly. Their wedding was also memorable as Emily chose two stunning dresses to wear – a folded ivory silk gown for the ceremony and a single shouldered black gown for the reception; setting the tone for a night of partying, and celebrations to last a lifetime.
  • Real Wedding – Autumnal Love

    Real Weddings
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    We can hardly believe that it’s April already and autumn leaves are starting to cover the footpaths (beautiful!). And that’s one thing we adore about autumn here in the Real Weddings office; the beautiful colours and unique styling opportunities this season brings to weddings. One in particular was the wedding of Pippa and Jamie; a beautifully rustic setting with charming details such as wheat wreaths, hessian table runners and homemade chutney favours. The perfect homely touches to a seasonal soiree. Photography by David Fowler Photography Real Wedding – Autumnal Love is a post…
  • The Melbourne Star unveiled as Peter Rowland Catering’s newest venue

    Real Weddings
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Iconic caterers Peter Rowland are taking events to new heights with the announcement of the Star observation wheel as the latest addition to their venue portfolio. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is the city’s newest attraction, and event guests will be able to incorporate a flight on the Melbourne Star to planning meetings, product launches or business lunches. Events for up to 14 can even take place inside a Star Cabin with bespoke catering from Peter Rowland, combined with an exciting new perspective of the city, making for a unique event experience. Back on the ground, there are…
  • Don’t miss out on Navarra Venues’ Marry Me Bridal Showcase!

    Real Weddings
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Next Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 April 2014 is your last chance to attend the Marry Me Bridal Showcase hosted by Navarra Venues. The Oatlands House venue will be open from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $15 per person (please present on arrival), and you can go into the chance to win a $10,000 Dream Wedding! If you would like to attend, please be quick and secure your ticket by heading to www.oatlandshouse.com.au and following the prompts! Don’t miss out on Navarra Venues’ Marry Me Bridal Showcase! is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
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  • Engagement Session | Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale | Phoenix Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. In love. Beautiful. Sweet. There are so many kind words I could use to describe this couple! They have such a cute back story as well. We began the afternoon in Old Town Scottsdale with a family session. Then concluded this fun engagement session at the Hotel Valley Ho. A great place to end the perfect afternoon. Thank you Dawn Peterson for your graciousness. Looking forward to their December wedding!
  • The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Troon North | Scottsdale Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. The Four Seasons was the perfect backdrop for this intimate destination wedding.  I remember when we were originally supposed to photograph their engagement session there was a crazy downpour, for pretty much the entire weekend. There engagement session was rescheduled (here’s a link to it) for another weekend. Fortunately, they already had another trip planned! Their wedding day couldn’t have been any more…
  • Happy Anniversary! | Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

    Melissa
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. This lovely Canadian couple had their beautiful intimate wedding at the Four Seasons Scottsdale two years ago – Happy Anniversary! If my memory serves me correctly, it was Easter Sunday and a simply gorgeous day. So happy to see that these two have a beautiful little girl that could not be any cuter. Couldn’t resist sharing these photos. Thank you Ashley Stone of Something Blue Events for including us on this…
  • Downtown Phoenix Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Downtown Phoenix is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. The juxtaposition of industrial and just plain dirty and a beautiful couple dressed in their wedding formals makes for some great photographs. I love this thoughtful idea. To celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary, they decided to get redressed in what they wore on their wedding day and be photographed.  They were such good sports about it as well, we dragged…
  • Wedding at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenix | Arizona Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:15 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge was the perfect setting for this beautiful wedding day. It’s always fun when a bride and groom do things a little bit different. Actually that’s what makes photographing weddings so much fun, no two wedding are alike. Ideally the outcome is the same, the couple gets happily hitched but it’s how they lay out their special day that varies from couple to couple. I loved their…
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    Brides, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls: Get Unveiled

  • Introducing Alfred Angelo’s Fall 2014 Collection Alfred...

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Introducing Alfred Angelo’s Fall 2014 Collection Alfred Angelo’s Fall 2014 Collection is full of 1950s-vintage inspiration with a chic, modern twist. You’ll see tons of mixed fabrics, jeweled embellishments, and natural waistlines to flatter your figure. For more information, visit www.alfredangelo.com.
  • Jumping into the Hottest Trend Debby Ryan, of the Disney...

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Jumping into the Hottest Trend Debby Ryan, of the Disney original series “Jessie,” wore this gorgeous Rachel Zoe jumpsuit to the MTV Movie Awards. Want to wear something like it for less than $200? See our chic bridesmaids jumpsuit Style 7301, available in 62 colors!
  • Our Favorite Looks from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards It’s...

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Our Favorite Looks from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards It’s always fun to see what MTV’s most popular starlets wear on the Red Carpet. Last night, our favorite looks at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards were worn by Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigan, Bella Thorne, Debby Ryan, and Zendaya. In fact, we think each of these styles would make adorable bridesmaids dresses. What do you think? Could these looks translate from Red Carpet to wedding aisle?
  • Trend Alert: Mixed Fabric Stripes Is your style clean, classic...

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Trend Alert: Mixed Fabric Stripes Is your style clean, classic and maybe a bit preppy? Take a look at two of our latest looks from our Fall 2014 collection.  Style 2469 and Style 2487 are gorgeous options for your Fall wedding. Contact a store near you.
  • Did You See Jennifer Lawrence As A Blushing Bridesmaid? Jen was...

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Did You See Jennifer Lawrence As A Blushing Bridesmaid? Jen was on the cover of the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, appearing as a bridesmaid in her brother, Blaine’s, wedding. The bridesmaids wore J.Crew dresses in ivory. Here is a similar Alfred Angelo dress for $159. All 2014 Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses are available in 62 colors, including Ivory and Champagne like Jen is wearing. 
 
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  • Michelle & Bradley’s Dreamy and Cinematic Tim Burton-inspired E-Session

    Cynthia
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Michelle and Bradley are quite the artistic pair — they met in art class many years ago, she’s into photography, and they like watching “weird shows and movies”.  It was a given that they would do something quite offbeat for their e-session which ended up being this artistic, beautifully photographed Tim Burton inspired e-session. We have Daniel Lanton with Darkershadesofbrown Photography to thank for the awesome submission. Please enjoy. About the couple in the lovely Michelle’s own words: Brad and I met in a painting class at Pocono mountain high school.
  • Mimi & Brenden’s Festive, Funky & Colorful DIY Wedding

    Cynthia
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    When lovely bride Mimi first told me about her wedding, she cited 8 reasons why I should consider it for publication. To be honest, she had me at #1 – their dress code was “festive, funky, and colorful”. And when I read #2 – “We organized our tables by vegetable and made paper veggies…” I knew her submission was a keeper. Their celebration in a lovely Sonoma county vineyard was peppered with personal, meaningful elements with a quirky twist and here now are Savady Photography‘s photos to prove it. Enjoy!   A little bit about the lovely…
  • NEW Rustic & Whimsical Floral Wreath Wedding Invites

    Cynthia
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    I have TWO new invitation collections that are perfect for your spring and summer weddings! The Whimsical Woodland Floral Wreath Wedding Invitation Set features an eclectic mix of woodland flora and leaves on (option 1) a dark brown wood texture background and (option 2) a chalkboard background (below). This collection is perfect for outdoor / spring / summer weddings with a casual and relaxed feel. All graphics are original, lovingly hand-drawn on my wacom so this design is exclusive to the brand. Just contact me for customization, like if you want another background or if you’d…
  • Robin & Stuart’s DIY Rustic Barn Wedding with Modern Graphic Details

    Cynthia
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hello everyone, we made it to Friday! How romantic is this photo? I hope your virtual pins are ready because this lovely couple’s wedding is filled with thoughtfully-designed details that the artistic twosome personally handpicked and assembled. Robin has an interior design background while Stuart does woodworking as a hobby — a perfect creative match, yes? Naturally their wedding decor showcased their creative collaboration to a T. Think rustic elements like wood and chalkboards mixed with eclectic modern graphics like bold chevron stripes & damask elements in fresh color…
  • Liz & Kevin’s Sweet and Playful E-session at the Bottom of the World

    Cynthia
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Today’s featured e-session was shot down under… Not Australia — waaaay, way down under. As in Antarctica, the continent at the bottom of the world. The coldest, windiest place on earth — possibly the last place you would expect to find love, but as fate would have it, it’s where lovebirds Liz and Kevin found each other. Pure awesomeness, right? Together, they have since traversed the world but it was only natural for them to go back and get some memorable photos in the very special place where it all began. And today we’ll get to see their super fun…
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  • Auckland Wedding Photographer // Kate & Liam

    Jakob Granqvist
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    A couple of hours north of Auckland, New Zealand is a small place called Matakana.   This remote location is where Kate and Liam decided to have their wedding, and with the help of Wildernest, they set up tents for their guests to stay in and invited everyone to join for a wedding weekend in the wild.   The post Auckland Wedding Photographer // Kate & Liam appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Vancouver Wedding Photographer // Stacey & Reese

    Cole Roberts
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Stacey’s family is from Newfoundland and travelled as far away from home as you can get in Canada to Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island.   Galiano is a strip of an island en route to Victoria from Vancouver. Stacey and Reese chose the small island as their wedding venue to keep things close to the water, being sailors themselves, yet have a rugged outdoorsy backdrop that Bodega offered. It was a great party, and we hope to return to Bodega again one day.   The post Vancouver Wedding Photographer // Stacey & Reese appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Queenstown Wedding Photographer // Alice & Matt

    Cole Roberts
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:18 am
    “We chose Queenstown because of the natural beauty of the land around the city – the mountain ranges, vineyards, lakes; we wanted to share this crazy beautiful place with our closest friends and family.”   When Alice and Matt emailed us about her wedding, that’s how they described their plans. Sounded good to us. They also shared that they were friends with Annika and Doug – whose wedding we photographed in Iceland a couple years back – and we knew this had to happen. Mount Soho Winery proved to be an ideal venue to match with Alice and Matt’s…
  • Iceland Wedding Photographer

    Cole Roberts
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:09 am
    In 2011 when we photographed our first wedding in Iceland, we believed that was the one and only time we would do something that unimaginable. Then we felt as fortunate the second time. Then the third. Then the fourth. Then… We pinch ourselves each time. The country matches our vision, and we fully connect with people who want to incorporate Iceland into their stories. In this post there are two things going on: Julee and John’s elopement at Hótel Búðir in Snæfellsnes, and Jacqueline and Julien’s wedding portraits in south Iceland. They had different reasons for wanting…
  • 2014 Update

    Cole Roberts
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:12 am
    The last time we wrote an update post, it was June of 2013 and much has happened since. So, hello again. Here’s the news.   Workshops. Our first workshop was in November of 2011. Since then, our Get Real workshops have grown and we feel they’ve improved with each one. Experience has taught us that workshops die a quick death if they aren’t very good, so we’ll believe they’re improving at least. In addition to the two-on-one workshops that we frequently do in Stockholm, we have done group workshops recently in Chile, Vancouver and New Zealand, with our next one planned…
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  • Mariló + Darío’s Doctor Who Inspired Engagement

    Cassandra
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Take a trip through space and time with Mariló and Darío for their Doctor Who inspired engagement session with the amazing team at Fandi.es. The Doctor and his Companion take a romantic stroll through the streets of Valencia, Spain along with their fez wearing dog and sonic screwdriver in hand, since you never know when a Dalek may appear to ruin your day. I’m absolutely in love with bride-to-be Mariló’s T.A.R.D.I.S blue Victorian dress and matching hat, which also happens to light up!  Cuento de novios Darío + Mariló from fandi.es Vendors: Photography: Fandi.es // Video:…
  • Comic Book Pow! Bouquet

    Cassandra
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    I’m a sucker for button and brooch bouquets they make a great after wedding keepsake and have a Steampunk feel to them, and Etsy shop Beaubuttons takes my favorite style to the next nerdy level by adding a comic book twist. Perfect for a superhero or comic book wedding, this bold ‘POW’ of colors features super hero buttons, embroidered felt flowers with button centers and felt petals. Beaubuttons bouquets are all handmade, and this on is no exception, with a comic book ribbon dressed handle it’s a super unique bouquet for the geek chic bride. Check…
  • Cassie + Mike’s Nerdy New York Engagement Shoot

    Cassandra
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Take a journey through the orchard for a rustic, Hobbit picnic themed engagement session with self-proclaimed nerds Cassie and Mike along with photographers Mary + Roy. Planned around one of their first dates together at Pennings Orchard in Warwick, New York the nerdy couple picnicked among the apple trees in fall with their illustrated Hobbit book by their side. “The orchard is great for engagement sessions, with lots of room to spread out and plenty of different options for couples to use for different backdrops, including a few different orchards, the farmers market, and the…
  • Cover Band Critical Hit Makes Beautiful Video Game Music

    Cassandra
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    If your looking for some great gaming music to play at your wedding then you need to check out Critical Hit, a video game tribute band that blends together a mix of rock and classical original arrangements of some of your favorite video game songs. Headed by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes, Critical Hit’s “Volume One” album features music from Skyrim, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Angry Birds and more. Songs like ”To Zanarkand” and “Zelda’s Lullaby” make great ceremony music well others…
  • Love in The Hunger Games: A Katniss and Peeta Styled Shoot

    Cassandra
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Glamorous details set against contrasting rustic elements set apart this beautiful Hunger Games styled shoot focusing on the love between Tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. Naturally Yours Events brings together an incredible group of vendors to create a shoot that symbolize the journey our heroes make throughout the Hunger Games. “Combining rich foods, exotic flowers, and little details taken straight from the books to reflect the extravagance of the Capital while rustic elements like farm tables, family photos, and the natural moss with primrose “kokedama favors”…
 
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  • Wedding Budget Savings Tip #77: Hire a small band instead of large. (every cut counts!)

    Bobette Kyle
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    While you can cut wedding costs by hiring a DJ or doing the movie yourself, you may find it important to have live entertainment. Even if you feel you must have a live band for the full reception, there are still savings to be had. Hire a small band instead of a large one. Fewer members of the band usually result in a lower fee. You will also save a few extra dollars by feeding fewer people. The above is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook.
  • 8 Relaxation Methods for Stressed-Out Brides

    Bobette Kyle
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    As any bride will tell you, even though planning a wedding is an exciting and happy time, it can also be one filled with anxiety. There is so much to do, so many decisions to make, and often so many people offering advice, your head can spin. Chances are, as you are searching for the perfect wedding gown, lining up your bridesmaids, writing your wedding vows, registering for gifts, and deciding where to go on your honeymoon, you may be neglecting a very important component of making that dream wedding become real: YOUR stress levels. Remember, you are not only the star of this show; you are…
  • Top 10 Mason Jar Wedding Invitation Ideas

    Bobette Kyle
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern weddings is the range of rustic and country-inspired elements popping up, the mason jar being one of the most predominant. Not only is it fun to drink from, but the container is also a natural for wedding decorations. And, as with most wedding decor, it has made its way onto invitation and save the date designs. After studying what’s available, I’ve come up with ten different general looks you may like, along with an example of each. Find them left to right, top to bottom on the graphic in the order listed below. You can also find over…
  • Wedding Budget Savings Tip #51: Compare Flower and Florist Costs

    Bobette Kyle
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:41 am
    Compare prices when you buy or order flowers. The same type of flowers can dramatically vary in cost from one source to another. I found a HUGE range in prices while researching flower costs for the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook. The above is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook.
  • Tips for Smart Wedding Budget Spending (Part 3)

    Bobette Kyle
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    This is the third in a three part series of ideas for wisely spending and managing your wedding budget. Part 1 covered the money management as well as venue and planner, caterer, and toast. In Part 2, you can read tips for saving on drinks, cake and dessert, flowers, centerpieces, photo and video, beauty items, and live entertainment. Here in part 3, the final 37 tips are ideas for the rehearsal dinner, rings, skin care, dress and accessories, save the dates, jewelry, the reception, and gifts. First, it pays to remember … 77. Harness both the power of the Internet and local discounts to…
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  • Studio 50

    Hartmann Studios
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    It’s always fun to celebrate, and when it is a big milestone birthday such as turning 30, 40 or 50 – there’s even more reason to go above and beyond! So when we joined the amazing event planning company – Laurie Arons Special Events to put on a 50th birthday bash, we worked together to create a playful, yet elegant evening for our birthday girl and her guests. The Studio 54 themed 50th birthday celebration – ‘Studio 50’ took place at the contemporary Terra Gallery & Event Venue in San Francisco for 150 guests. To get everyone into theme as they arrived, we created a custom…
  • A Night At The Movies

    Hartmann Studios
    19 Feb 2014 | 10:20 am
    With the 86th Academy Awards coming up in a few weeks, we’re getting Oscar ready and wanted to share our version of a ‘Night at the Movies’ – a cinema themed party our team at Hartmann Studios designed and produced at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. With approximately 800 attendees at the party, our design team carved out different areas for the guests, to replicate an experience at the movies. Upon entering the party through the hotel lobby, guests felt as if they were entering a movie theater. Our team decked the lobby out in black and red décor and provided a…
  • Masquerade Ball at the Concourse Exhibition Center

    Hartmann Studios
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Concourse Exhibition Center is a unique San Francisco event facility that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, and we gave it a complete makeover and created a Masquerade Ball for 1500 guests. With such a huge space to work with, our design team came up with numerous concepts and split the exhibition center into sections. The grand entrance to the Masquerade Ball consisted of all white and gold designs, decorations and detailing to create a grand baroque ambiance. The exaggerated space served as the Instagram photo area for guests when they first arrived and created a mysterious…
  • Fortune 500 Company with a Sweet Tooth

    Hartmann Studios
    14 Jan 2014 | 7:30 am
    An article in New York Magazine stated that the extravagant holiday parties that Wall Street banks previously boasted about before the financial crisis – have now moved west, with Silicon Valley tech companies pulling out all the stops to celebrate their staff during the holidays. As a Bay Area company, our team at Hartmann Studios is honored to work with various companies to design and create backdrops for unforgettable parties. Recently, this included a transformation of Pier 48 in San Francisco into ‘Rock Candy’ – an edgy, yet sophisticated Candy Land themed party bringing out…
  • Hermès Festival des Métiers in Union Square

    Hartmann Studios
    17 Dec 2013 | 8:30 am
    Hartmann Studios Rentals worked with Hermès, the 175-year-old French luxury-goods company, to create the foundation and backdrop for their coast-to-coast Hermès Festival des Métiers (Festival of Craftsmen). Starting in New York City and ending in San Francisco, the festival toured 17 cities and showcased the skills of ten craftsmen, from leatherwork and jewelry making to silk screening and painted porcelain. The festival was designed as an engaging exhibition, free to the public, to provide insight into the fascinating traditions and values of Hermès and took place in an extravagant 5,000…
 
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  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #22: Remaining Items To Plan

    Rayna
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Lovely Planners!!  I hope you have gotten a lot of done for your wedding planning so far.  We are finally finished today with your To-Do Lists!! This week’s list will go over all of the misc. items that you need to consider for your big day: Every week for the last 22 weeks, we provided you with short Wedding Planning Checklists.  So you can look under the Category “Wedding Planning To-Do List” to catch up and see them all! Until next time, Happy Planning! xoxo P.S. Enjoy planning checklists?  To get a full complete guide and tips on planning your wedding online,…
  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #21: Your Honeymoon

    Rayna
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Lovely Planners!!  How are you this lovely Wednesday?  Hoping your year is going by great so far! This week’s list will go over all of the Honeymoon Planning that you need to consider for your big day: Every week we provide you with short Wedding Planning Checklists.  So you can look under the Category “Wedding Planning To-Do List” to catch up, if you ever need to! Until next time, Happy Planning! xoxo P.S. Enjoy planning checklists?  To get a full complete guide and tips on planning your wedding online, check out Wedding Crowd’s Guide to Planning Your…
  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #20: Gifts to Give

    Rayna
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Lovely Planners!!  I hope you have gotten a lot of done for your wedding planning so far.  We are coming to the home-stretch of your remaining To-Do Lists for your planning needs with only 2 more lists after this week!  Then you will have your complete Wedding To Do all broken down for you! This week’s list will go over all of the gifts that you need to consider giving for your big day: Every week we provide you with short Wedding Planning Checklists.  So you can look under the Category “Wedding Planning To-Do List” to catch up, if you ever need to! Until next…
  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #19: Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Rayna
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Lovely Planners!! How’s your week going?  Hopefully you are fitting in some time for relaxing!! This week’s list will go over all of the odds & ends you need to consider when planning for your Rehearsal Dinner: Every week we provide you with short Wedding Planning Checklists.  So you can look under the Category “Wedding Planning To-Do List” to catch up, if you ever need to! Until next time, Happy Planning! xoxo P.S. Enjoy planning checklists?  To get a full complete guide and tips on planning your wedding online, check out Wedding Crowd’s Guide to…
  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #18: Picking Out Your Stationery

    Rayna
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hello Lovely Planners!!  I hope you have gotten a lot of done for your wedding planning so far.  We are coming to the home-stretch of your remaining To-Do Lists for your planning needs! This week’s list will go over all of the Stationery that you need to consider for your big day: Every week we provide you with short Wedding Planning Checklists.  So you can look under the Category “Wedding Planning To-Do List” to catch up, if you ever need to! Until next time, Happy Planning! xoxo P.S. Enjoy planning checklists?  To get a full complete guide and tips on planning your…
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  • Romantic Beach-Side Jewish Wedding

    Allison Grossman
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Carey and Gabriel had all but given up on finding ‘the one’…until they found each other. Their romantic beach-side Jewish wedding ceremony in Longboat Key, Florida made the wait well worth it! Ailyn La Torre Photography beautifully captured their true love and commitment to each other. Their invitations set the tone from the start, with starfish designs that would continue to make appearances throughout the wedding day. Capturing the bride and groom’s gift exchange is a must-have request for any couple’s wedding photographer! During their first date, Gabriel was transfixed on Carey…
  • 5 Trends in Bar & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment

    Allison Grossman
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Jon Hadad has seen it all, as it’s been 25 years since he started City Sounds Entertainment. We thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by taking a look back at Bar & Bat Mitzvah trends over the years through his eyes.  We’re excited to share Jon’s reflections! Then & Now: 25 Years of Bar & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment Jon Hadad in 1989 Jon started his journey at 13, when he began helping his cousin DJ at Manhattan nightclubs. Shortly after, he began working small events before opening the first City Sounds Entertainment office at just 18 years old. With a…
  • Kosher Wedding Venues | 5 Ideas For Your Jewish Wedding

    Cigall Goldman
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    When it comes to planning a kosher wedding, couples may have varying preferences when it comes to how strictly they want to incorporate Jewish tradition into their special day. For example, while a number of couples may require their wedding hall to be strictly, 100-percent kosher, others may prefer venues where they can bring in meals from outside caterers to accommodate kosher guests. 5 Types of Places To Host Your Kosher Wedding Photo: Capitale NYC So before you can make a real decision about which type of kosher venue you are looking for, it’s important to really understand what you can…
  • 7 Ideas for Fashion Theme Centerpieces | Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Party

    Lyndi Halpern
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Many young girls are into fashion, and it lends itself to being a great theme for your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. Whether you focus on individual items of clothing, designers or stores, there are endless possibilities for incorporating fashion into your next event! We reached out to some of our favorite vendors for fashion theme inspiration. Hope you enjoy! 1. Show Off Your Favorite Brands Balloon Artistry shows us a few different centerpiece ideas for a fashion-themed event. Blown-up cutouts of the party girl donning her favorite fashion brands, like Louis Vuitton, are fun and personal.
  • On Trend: Metallic Invitations | Wedding, Bat Mitzvah Party

    Lyndi Halpern
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Metallic invitations are all the rage right now, and it’s no surprise as to why! A pop of gold or silver is an elegant and impressive touch, no matter your aesthetic. Minted, an online leader in wedding invitations from top independent designers, has an entire collection of metallic foil invitations to suit every style.  Check out 7 of our favorites! The Gold Rush wedding invitation features a serious dose of bling cascading from the top and bottom of the invitation. This antique metallic wedding invitation features a beautiful mix of fonts and lines available in a range of colors.
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    The Modern Jewish Wedding

  • 10 Tips for Modern Jewish Eco-Friendly Wedding Planning

    Michele
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Passover marks the beginning of the harvest season. We are blessed to live on a planet that provides us with clean water to drink, fresh air to breathe, and nourishing soil to live on and grow food. This season, we rededicate ourselves to healing the world around us in the short-term and long-term, so, it […]
  • It’s our Annual Engagement Contest Time

    Michele
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Win your Ketubah from Ketubah.Com and your very own Mazel Tov Glass from MazelTovGlass.Com Spring has sprung.  We have celebrated two nights of Seder, when we acknowledge the circle of life, new beginnings and journeys, that means at Modern Jewish Wedding offices’ it is time to raise a glass to all of our newly engaged […]
  • Engagement Story Contest Rules

    Michele
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    1. BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are […]
  • The Modern Jewish Wedding Wishes You A Happy Passover

    Michele
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking for some great holiday ideas? Don’t know what to do with Matzah after seder? Need to keep your children entertained during the seder? Or, just want to look at pretty pictures while you drink your wine? Check out our Passover Pinterest Board!
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    Michele
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Passover Contest Time It’s as easy as Pie!  (Pun Intended!) Click over to our Facebook Page. Like Us. Leave the # of people attending your Passover Seder on either Monday or Tuesday night & show us your seder table on our wall. Largest number wins a free pizza to break your chametz fast.  We’ll announce […]
 
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    3D-Memoirs

  • DIY Mommy to BEE Baby Shower

    Elvira DeCuir
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    DIY Bumble Bee Baby Shower Baby showers are such a joyous occasion! The mother-to-be is pampered, showered with gifts, and surrounded by loved ones celebrating the highly anticipated arrival of a precious bundle of joy. Today’s featured DIY baby shower is so adorable, full of lovely DIY projects, and definitely the bees knees. This DIY Bumble Bee baby shower was created with love by Joanna & Lydia for the mommy-to-bee who loves Bumble Bees and simple colors such as white, light gray and yellow. With simplicity, elegance, and a brunch in mind the planning duo found an awesome venue…
  • Mermaid Birthday Party

    Elvira DeCuir
    5 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mermaid Themed 3rd Birthday Party One of my talented dear friends just celebrated her daughters 3rd birthday party last month. Marsinah (from Blushing Pearl) did an amazing job styling this super cute and adorable birthday party – perfect for a little mermaid. Believe me when I say that this under the sea mermaid themed birthday party was full of creative details and I won’t tease you any longer with the suspense – check out the photos below and let us know what you think? Here is the initial inspiration for the party – a lovely invitation Marsinah created for her…
  • 1920′s Great Gatsby Birthday Party

    Elvira DeCuir
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    Great Gatsby 30th Birthday Party  My brother, his wife, and their close friend had the fun idea of throwing themselves a birthday party to say goodbye to their 20′s and hello to their “Dirty 30′s”! With the rage of the roaring 20′s following the release of the Great Gatsby last year, they decided no better way to celebrate in style and class than with a 1920′s Great Gatsby themed party. PART’Y DETAILS They booked the perfect venue for their event – Diamond’s Billiards in Brea, CA – not only did they have the perfect space to…
  • 10 DIY Christmas Decorations + Giveaway

    Elvira DeCuir
    3 Dec 2013 | 10:00 am
      10 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decorations + Giveaway Its the most wonderful time of the year – yep my FAVORITE time – Christmas!! Last year I put together some awesome DIY ideas in a 2 part post for delicious food and libations (DIY Holiday Dinner Party – Food & Drinks) AND amazing DIY decor ideas (DIY Holiday Dinner Party – Decor). This year I’m going to share some awesome DIY Christmas decorations that I have found across the web and Pinterest, PLUS I’ve got an amazing holiday giveaway for you as well! {DIY Christmas Decorations} Here are a few of…
  • Holidays for Heroes

    Elvira DeCuir
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:00 am
    Holidays For Heroes – Sending Christmas to our US Troops! Source: Stock Photo by Sean Locke You may not know, but Christmas is my favorite holiday and time of the year! As a Christian, I love what it represents religiously and I truly enjoy the time spent with family, gift-giving, amazing food and desserts, festive decorations, the smell of a real Christmas tree and staring at the beautiful twinkling lights, cold weather and warm clothes, and good ‘ole Christmas songs. I feel confident in saying that there are many others like me that just absolutely love the Christmas holiday.
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    Raising Miss Matilda :: A Mom and Lifestyle Blog

  • MAKING FAMILY MEMORIES - EASTER AT OUR HOUSE.

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    One of the things I like to do to build up the excitement factor in our little family is to really get behind holidays.  I have such good memories from my own childhood in the lead up to Christmas and Easter so I really want to make sure Matilda has that too.  It's these little traditions that become the foundation of a family I reckon so with Easter round the corner I've been working hard to get our Easter spirit up (while I avoid eating chocolate eggs even though that's all I want to do! haha)  Here's a few of the projects Matilda and I have been working on!  …
  • THE HOW-TO LOW DOWN: CHIC DIAPER BAGS.

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
     Confession time - I hate baby bags.  While I was pregnant with Matilda I'd began checking out baby bags and as practical as they are they were U.G.L.Y.  All that black nylon fabric with multiple compartments and heavy duty strap was tres sensible but not once little ounce of tres chic.  I also took at look at some more fashion forward baby bags and as beautiful as they were they came with a price tag of $400!  So I decided I was going to have come up with my own version of a baby bag (just call me mom McGuiver lol!) Its easy.  I choose a fashion friendly bag…
  • NEW TO MY LIVING ROOM - THE $2 FLEA MARKET SILVER TRAY FIND.

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I have a thing for silver trays.  So a little while back during a visit to the Thursday Clubs Rummage Sale I died when I found this classic oval silver tray at the bargain price of $2. Oh yea!  The only problem was the silver tray was beat up (well it was $2!) It had some white-ish caked on stains, a bit of tarnish and some kind of film over it that was turning yellow.  Hmmmm not nice. I have no patience for cleaning silver (boring.com) so I decided to use the cheats way to clean up the tray.  I lined our kitchen tub with foil and then covered the tray with a combination…
  • HAPPY AND HEALTHY FAMILY HABITS - CHOOSE YOUR MOM MINDSET.

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Hello my friends.  Today we are looking at another happy and healthy family habit.  This one focuses all on the centre of your family - YOU!  A positive, balanced, relaxed mindset is what we all strive for but its hard as a mum to always achieve that when you aren't getting enough sleep, stressed by balancing work and parenting, feeling overwhelmed by the amount of chores / mess of the house / crying baby etc etc ... okay you get my drift.  Trickier still, your mood has a direct impact on the whole family - so if you are stressed for example, then everyone is going to feel…
  • DIY POLKA DOT WALLS.

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    You guys, I got so many LOVELY blog and facebook comments on our polka dot dining room house tour.  Thank you so much!   Today I thought I'd share with you just how to get the polka dot look yourself.  Because I've got to warn you of the good stuff here.  It cost me under $6 and took 2 hours to do.  Ahhh helllllooooo! First step, lets grab some tools.  You are going to need some removable vinyl dot decals. The best place to get these are from etsy.  I've bought mine from seller ITWCT - a steal at $1.99 for a packet of 40 and, I can tell you that they…
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    Joshua Withers

  • Bitcoin wedding celebrant

    Joshua Withers
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    I’m a massive believer in making business as easy as possible. Especially wedding business. After all, you’ve already fallen in love, that’s the hardest thing to do in your whole life, then you’ve decided to commit to that for life, far be it from me to inhibit the way you hire me to be your awesome celebrant. So on that note, and it’s far too long coming, I’m now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for my services as a celebrant! I did a little bit of research and could only find a Melbourne based wedding photographer, and an online jeweler accepting…
  • Social media at your hashtag wedding

    Joshua Withers
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    Is social media a blessing or a curse at a wedding? The need to connect and share online is increasingly encroaching on intimate and private wedding days. Guest blogger, Kristi Charter, writes for marriedbyjosh.com: As we become more inclined to connect online, our tendency to share and document details from our lives online has inevitably increased. So too we find ourselves too busy trying to capture the perfect shot that we lose touch with being present in the moment, or so is the fear of many brides. While some brides are embracing social media encouraging their guests to snap their…
  • Lovelocked II is coming!

    Joshua Withers
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    A highlight of my January was being involved in a new kind of wedding fair that had some of the trappings of old-school wedding fairs: wedding vendors like myself, but the difference was in what happened at the fair, it was a big fake wedding: Lovelocked. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, or mortgage a house without an inspection, or marry someone without going on a date, or a series of dates, or do life together for a few years. So that’s the thing with Lovelocked: it’s a big fake wedding that you’re invited to. You get to see everyone in…
  • Non-corny quotes on love

    Joshua Withers
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Britt, my wife, is a staunch advocate for uncorny everything. She checks everything I post on social media and on this blog just to make sure something corny doesn’t slip through. So it’s in her uncorny fashion that she emailed me this list of awesome quotes about love that she felt were really uncorny. And she said I should blog them for everyone else. So here they are. Love you baby! “And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” -Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet “Where your treasure is, there…
  • SLQ wedding showcase 2014

    Joshua Withers
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    There’s a showcase of the State Library of Queensland‘s wedding venues coming up on the 1st of May, a Thursday evening, at 5:30pm. The event is free, but ticketed. The Red Box at the SLQ is quickly becoming one of my favourite intimate city ceremony venues, you’ve got to come along and check it out! Register for free at eventbrite.com.au and I’ll see you on the 1st along with Vellum Studios and some of my other friends! And while you’re clicking around check out some of the photos from last year’s event on polkadotbride.com. The featured image in this post…
 
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  • Suit Up

    Michael@essentialgroom.com.au
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    The bespoke suit has long been the holy grail of menswear—custom cut to the individual's precise measurements and finished to his preferred specifications, there are few finer garments to adorn a man's wardrobe. Visiting an atelier to be measured and suited is all part of the experience and Suit Shop in Sydney's historic Strand Arcade has opened with the intent to straddle the old world retail of the tailor and the new world of the internet. Ostensibly an online business, the Suit Shop store at Strand Arcade will function as a 'fitting room', where customers…
  • 5 Social Media Rules at Weddings

    Michael@essentialgroom.com.au
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Unless a wedding is policed with military precision, like the one between Guy Ritchie and Madonna—the marriage itself is long gone, but no images of the day have ever been seen—the days of a private ceremony are pretty much over. Every guest fancies themselves as a wannabe David Bailey—all through the little thing we call a smartphone. Bridal coach Rachael Bentick has been looking at how one misguided tweet can have terrible consequences and, above all, complromise the privacy and intimacy of a wedding. Bentick says couples and guests should stick to certain rules which mean…
  • What’s in a Day?

    Michael@essentialgroom.com.au
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The guy proposes, the girl says yes and the planning begins. And first up, the date and the venue are the first two hurdles to get over. Typically, the girl wants a Saturday as it is traditional and clearly the best day of the week. But unless you are willing to wait for over a year, that Saturday wedding can prove somewhat elusive. And when it comes to budget? Well that can be blown too, all for the sake of that Saturday. Prices for venues drop spectacularly in off season times and especially if you choose an alternative day of the week. The only downside to that is that if it is on a…
  • Wedding Fight

    Michael@essentialgroom.com.au
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    And not the kind of madness that involves the great aunt dancing the funky chicken or the page boy deciding to relieve himself against the tree that is being used as the backdrop for the official photographs. No, in this particular case, the groom was rather put out that his wife asked another man for a cigarette lighter. Instead of offering his wife his own lighter (had he indeed had one) he decided that the man in question was attempting to chat up his missus, taker her away and marry her if the following actions are to be believed. After the initial punch was thrown, an enormous brawl…
  • Top 10 Global Wedding Traditions

    Michael@essentialgroom.com.au
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    1. The Muslim Visit A wedding is not considered Islamically valid unless both bride and groom are willing and the groom is encouraged to visit her before the wedding. These visits are chaperoned to ensure purity of action between the two. It is also tradition that men and women in wedding ceremonies and receptions are segregated. 2. Chinese Glamour and Gong Traditional Chinese marriage is a pre-arrangement between families. A band of musicians with gongs and flute-like instruments accompanies the bridal party to the groom's home. In more modern times, Chinese couples will often go to…
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    Izelle Labuschagne Johannesburg Wedding Photography

  • MR & MRS WEILBACH |nutcracker parys wedding

    Izzy
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Izelle & Fred are one of those couples that I bonded really well with (not just because the bride and I share the same name, hehe) – I looked forward to their wedding since the moment I met them; it was obvious it would be an amazing day. They were so great to work with during their engagement couple photoshoot (see their botanical garden engagement session here) and their wedding day was even more fun with the stunning touches to their decor and their beautiful wedding venue. They said their vows on the 22nd of February 2014 at The Nutcracker Country Retreat and Wedding Venue in…
  • SUZETTE & JAMES |johannesburg nature engagement session

    Izzy
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:41 am
    Suzette & James are the winners of our free engagement session for the annual Wedding Friends’ xmas give-away. They wanted a romantic natural feel for their session, so we headed to one of the public parks in Johannesburg – it was a beautiful afternoon and many giggles were shared between the two of them. Here’s the story in Suzette’s own words of how these two got engaged: “James and I had been dating for just over a year; we had discussed the idea of getting engaged but I had no idea that he was planning to propose very soon. Of course, the notion of…
  • MR & MRS EHLERS |barnyard mpumalanga highveld wedding

    Izzy
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    The Mpumalanga Highveld is one of my favourite parts of the country – its picturesque scenery is ideal for a wedding! Liezel & Ruan said their “I do’s” at the charming Barnyard Lodge in Ermelo on the 1st of February 2014. This wedding truly was a photographer’s dream wedding – besides for the beautiful location, we were spoilt with so much decor details and the natural light due to the cloudiness on the day was amazing. Liezel & Ruan gave us an opportunity to take some couple photos before and after the ceremony (something I strongly recommend all…
  • CUSTOM PREMIUM ALBUM & GUESTBOOK

    Izzy
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:40 am
    If you’re looking for a more affordable option than the genuine leather cover – a leatherette cover option is always a good choice. Below are some images of a 20 x 27cm personalised leatherette combo cover album with 140GSM mounted pages: We can also help you create custom guestbooks for your wedding day – a great option to make proper use of your engagement couple photoshoot See below some images of an A5 guestbook: For more examples of our albums, have a look at the following links: Premium Designer Wedding Albums Custom Premium Designer Albums Premium Designer Albums with…
  • Photography Packaging

    Izzy
    7 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
    I thought I’d share some images of my clients’ packaging Lots of pretties ready to be sent out today!  
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    Marriage Name Change

  • Getting Married and Out of Debt

    Valera
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Getting married for most people is the happiest day of their lives, until debt is added to the equation. Debt can destroy a marriage and leave the remaining pieces on the floor. To ensure that your marriage is all that it can be, and stays that way, there are a few things that can be done. Before you get married, consider your finances from a "debt perspective." Debt-Free Happiness? Yes, there is such thing as debt-free happiness! When you or your spouse are up to your ears in debt, more than likely, you will not be a happy camper. When you get married, debt does not disappear.
  • Popular Honeymoon Destinations to Consider

    Valera
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:01 pm
    After going through the hectic activities of preparing for your wedding and making it a memorable event, it is only fair that the two of you have your own enjoyable moments somewhere nice. However, the important question is, how should this place be? Or where should it be? The moment you answer these questions, your honeymoon will be worth the memories. The honeymoon destination needs to be a secret and this should be kept that way. However, the characteristics of your venue of choice should be the guide when making your decisions. This will add to the quality of time that both of you will…
  • How to Deal with Your Rude In-Laws

    Valera
    16 Feb 2014 | 11:11 pm
    No one likes dealing with in-laws if they are insensitive, intrusive, and outright rude. Your mother-in-law gripes about the way you wear your hair or your father-in-law just gripes in general. Dealing with your rude in-laws, unfortunately, is something you are going to have to adjust to. Because, like it or not, you did not just marry your husband, but you married his entire family. When dealing with your in-laws, most of the time you are going to have to grin and bear it, no matter how much you want to put her into her place, that is not your place. Don't Take the Bait Let's get a…
  • Maiden or Married Name on Your Passport?

    Valera
    19 Jan 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So you are in line to go to paradise by plane and… what? The employee is starting to look at you weird when they see that your airline ticket and passport does not have the same name posted on them. Next you are taken to an office and questioned by a scary tall looking official. The thought of paradise fades into the horizon as your life turns into a nightmare. Okay, Okay… that is the worst case scenario, but problems can arise if your name does not match your passport. If you plan to travel, you need those names to match. Passport Background Information and the Law Did you know…
  • Wedding Music for Your Ceremony and Reception

    Valera
    22 Dec 2013 | 11:57 pm
    To create the ideal special day, every detail has to be planned out perfectly. These details include the music that will be played at your ceremony and reception. Many people think their only the traditional ways of doing things, but the truth is that it is your wedding and you can choose to be as creative as you like. Customizing the music, especially for your ceremony is just one way to add a unique touch to your big event without going over the top. Ceremony Music When it comes to the ceremony, there are several options that are available as far as music goes. While going with traditional…
 
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    Boho Weddings™

  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 93

    boho
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
      Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx   The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 93 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • 2 people 1 Life: Wedding 48 – A Modern Matador in Spain

    boho
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    Today we are back with Lisa and Alex from 2 people 1 life for wedding number 48. Last time Lisa and Alex were in Lisbon in Portugal today we find them in Spain for this traditional Spanish wedding that actually takes place in a bull ring. Now I have to admit I am totally against bull fighting as it seems are Lisa and Alex, however they decided to go with the day and honour the traditions that were put in-front of them. Unfortunately Lisa was only sent a small selection of the photos and is still waiting for the full set to be delivered. I did contemplate not featuring this wedding but I…
  • A Boy a Girl and a Bike – A Styled Shoot By Hat Therapy & Toast of Leeds

    boho
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    This afternoon I have a gorgeous styled shoot for you, courtesy of Chrissie from Hat Therapy and Shelly from Toast of Leeds. The shoot isn’t necessarily a bridal shoot, more of a fashion shoot but I lov the overall feeling of it. Shellys’ photography style realy lends itself perfectly to the 1940s era that is represented though the photos and I think she captures the ambience perfectly. The shoot took place in March at Hebden Bridge in West Yorks and it shows off Chrissie’s hat masterpieces to perfection! ‘It was our take on the 40′s movie and the local back…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 92

    boho
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
      Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx   The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 92 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Anna and Glenn’s Relaxed, Pastel Wedding By Jasmine Jade Photography

    Bran .
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    Wow the week is whizzing by again! It’s a bank holiday tomorrow, how did that happen so quickly? Anyway before we all break up for hopefully a lovely Easter break, lets take a look at this beautiful pastel wedding that has been sent into me by Jasmine Jade Photography. The couple Anna and Glenn, chose a gorgeous pastel theme that gave them lots of creative freedom. They used cakes, beach huts and bunting within their decoration, while Anna really went to town on all her homemade projects. Glenn put the grooms outfits together himself sourcing accessories from ebay and really thinking…
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Episode #14 – Copywriting That Speaks To The Heart With Nikki Groom

    Heidi Thompson
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Copywriting is more than just writing, it digs deep into emotions & motivations and this interview with Nikki Groom digs deep too into not just copywriting, but also your why, the dreaded about page, rebranding, burnout & underpricing. Today’s Guest: Nikki Groom Nikki Groom is an ink slinger, writing for women entrepreneurs all over the globe, helping them to articulate what they do in a way that makes the world sit up and take notice. Hey motto is Being who you are + doing things your way = being impossible to ignore. With a motto like that she is a woman after my own heart. In…
  • The #1 Thing That Can Increase & Maximize Your Success

    Heidi Thompson
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having an entrepreneurial brain is a funny thing. We do very well at thinking through how to improve out businesses and often work alone. But then it hits you, or you hit it – the brick wall that you don’t know how to navigate around. We all get stuck – every single one of us. You can’t prevent getting stuck but you can change how you deal with it so that you get unstuck faster. Your brain is pretty magnificent on its own but imagine taking that and multiplying it by the collective insight, wisdom & support of all of other trusted members of a group who are working…
  • Episode #13: Business Planning That Isn’t Snooze-Worthy With Michelle Loretta

    Heidi Thompson
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Business planning sounds boring and some people make it boring but Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros has a way of making it so much more interesting and useful. You can create a business plan that doesn’t just sit and collect dust and Michelle is here to tell you how. Today’s Guest: Michelle Loretta Michelle helps small business owners in the wedding industry with their business planning with Sage Wedding Pros. Her particular strength is in financial analysis. Hidden in financial info are always opportunities for improvement and growth. She loves being able to help with the…
  • Close The Deal & Make The Sale

    Heidi Thompson
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    [This is a guest post by Michelle Green of the Business of Baking blog. Michelle will be teaching baking business courses all over Australia and the US so click here to find of if she will be coming to your city!] On my Facebook page I recently shared a story of a woman who called me for a quote on a cake. She did not understand that a “decorated” cake meant that it has things done to it – she asked for details like borders and a message but then kept saying “I want a simple, undecorated cake.” Funnily enough, all the comments had nothing to do with the…
  • Episode #12: Streamlining & Systematizing Your Business With Heather Crabtree

    Heidi Thompson
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    You wouldn’t build your house on a shoddy foundation but a lot of people build their businesses without giving much thought to the foundation & systems that make it work. Today I’m joined by Heather Crabtree, a self-proclaimed business nerd, who has helped lots of wedding professionals with the strategic pieces of their business that make them more money. Today’s Guest: Heather Crabtree Heather Crabtree, owner of HeatherCrabtree.com, educates, motivates and whips entrepreneurs’ businesses in shape by making them step back and start focusing on the things that build…
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    True Blu

  • Spring Bachelorette Party Cocktails

    Cassandra
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Usher in spring at your bachelorette party with these refreshing cocktails. Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail Garnish this aromatic mix of blooms and berries with edible flowers for an extra touch of spring. Martha Stewart Serves 6 Ingredients: 12 ounces Lillet Rose 12 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice 6 ounces gin 6 edible flower blossoms (optional) Directions: Combine 6 ounces Lillet, 6 ounces grapefruit juice, 3 ounces gin and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain and divide cocktail into glasses. Garnish with flowers and serve immediately. Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria Turn the…
  • Minty Fresh Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

    Rosie
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Here’s a fantastic at-home bridal shower idea: a kitchen themed bridal shower! This bride-to-be knew she wanted two things: a kitchen themed bridal shower and not a hint of pink in sight! So from there Melissa Baum set off to meticulously create a minty fresh bridal shower the bride-to-be would adore. And she nailed it! Kitchen gadgets dripped in florals, savory sweets, and stacked cookbooks. Theres plenty of inspiration abound captured by Heidi Lau Photography. Have a look! Event Design: Melissa Baum | Photography: Heidi Lau Photography | Sweets: Bobbette & Belle | Florals:…
  • What to Wear to a Spring Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wedding season is here, which means your mailbox might receive a little card saying, “Come to my bridal shower!” Spring bridal showers invite us to wear colorful dresses with fun prints, a nice change from the little black numbers we pull out during winter. Check out the outfit below for some spring bridal shower style inspiration. This gorgeous dress from Anthropologie has everything a spring bridal shower dress needs: it’s polyester, which means the fabric is light and airy (no sweating in silk or heavy cotton here), it’s the perfect cocktail length, and the purple,…
  • Georgina’s Bridal Shower Tea

    Rosie
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    If I could imagine what my ideal bridal shower would be, I’d imagine it filled with my closest family, whimsical details, and lots of tea pots(of course)! A picturesque outdoor bridal shower tea like the one hosted for bride-to-be Georgina. And thanks to the awesome photography talents of April from the Olive Studio every sweet moment was captured like a storybook fairy tale. Photography: Olive Studio
  • Lea’s Glamorous Boudoir Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Nancy Ramos of Silver Eye Photography shot a glamorous boudoir bridal shower that will knock your socks off. I’m talking black lace, luxurious gold and pink decorations, a sumptuous gold cake with black lace detail, and a vintage Jag as a photo prop. Danielle Muraco of Bespoke Couture styled the ladies according to the themes’ color. Now here’s a lovely addition to a boudoir bridal shower: a sachet station with aromatic dried flowers! Ooh la la! Check it out for yourself. Mixologist Blair Cochran of Martini Girl Bartending created 3 signature drinks to complement the…
 
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    Destination Wedding Blog

  • 14 Fast & Easy Destination Wedding Etiquette Tips

    Amy Hubbard
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    We live in a world of bite-sized information, and with good reason! Hectic schedules, demanding careers and social lives leave little time for anything else. So if you’re looking for the inside scoop on etiquette for your upcoming destination wedding without thumbing through a novel’s worth of information, here are some fast & easy etiquette tips that we swear by.   Send invites early: Send save-the-dates 8-12 months out to give guests ample time to save and plan. If you don’t have that long, three to four months is okay. Invitations go out 6-8 weeks in advance. Include guests…
  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Destination Wedding

    Kim Wheeler
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
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  • Unique of the Week: Statement Necklaces

    Kim Wheeler
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Just because you're getting married doesn't mean you need to shy away from fun statement pieces for your wedding jewelry. In fact, destination weddings highlight your fun and adventerous spirit in the first place, so why not accent that attitude with big, bold accessories? There are so many destination wedding jewelry trends to love, but statement necklaces are a definite favorite! From big bib necklaces to chunky, beaded beauties with bright pops of color, the options are endless. Brides are beginning to allow striking, glitzy pieces take center stage, and they might even insist that each of…
  • Finding Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

    Amy Hubbard
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Despite their rock n’ roll reputation, Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos are known to be great options for couples traveling with large groups and kids, thanks in part to their amazing entertainment and amenities. And while the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is no exception to this tradition, the new addition to the resort is all luxury, adults-only style. Heaven at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a resort-within-a-resort experience and a lavish option for adults only weddings. Heaven has quite literally just opened its doors (or should we say gates) as of March 20th and has stepped up the…
  • 4 Affordable Destination Wedding Options in the Caribbean

    Amy Hubbard
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    The Caribbean is a staple destination wedding location with good reason: soft white sands and colorful islands offer a fairytale backdrop for a tropical wedding. This popularity can sometimes come with a hefty price tag, particularly among more exclusive islands. Still, there are plenty of ways to enjoy those trademark turquoise waters without paying a small fortune. Here are four of our top picks for affordable destination wedding options in the Caribbean: Jamaica Jamaica is home to nearly 700 miles of Caribbean coastline and has long been adored for its friendly people and laidback…
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  • Mr Pickles Wedding Surgery

    Penelope Cullen
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
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    Penelope Cullen
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
    On the day that The White Gallery were showcasing Alan Hannah and Ian Stuart in Battersea was I heading there alongside the hordes of eager buyers ready to flex their plastic and snap up the latest must-haves? No, not me. No siree. I was back in my old stomping ground of Bloomsbury. Walking the streets with the sound of birdsong in the air (birdsong is tenuous, perhaps pigeon coo-ing is more apt, if slightly less romantic), bucking the ‘everyone will be their trend’ (though, make no mistake, anyone who was anyone was heading north) and following my IPhone map to the very heart of London…
  • Flawless…

    Penelope Cullen
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:02 am
    We all love to look naturally flawless; you know like you get out of bed, looking amazing and when other women see you they tut and shuffle off. We all want to be in the “I don’t really need to try tribe” but we all know this isn’t true… Don’t we? It’s time to admit and keep it straight that the pressure is on. That pressure, you know what I’m talking about, for you to be your best amazing self, polished to perfection and looking beautiful on your wedding day. This very thought alone, is enough make the sanest of us want to run away in terror and hide. As always,…
  • Let’s Skip To The Good Bit…

    Penelope Cullen
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:07 am
      A woman’s appreciation of “good things” is central to who she is, this is my theory and I’m sticking to it; but let me explain a little further to you my thought process before you begin laughing out loud at me. I’ve never been ashamed to buy myself that decadent little something on a special occasion to make me smile and neither have most of my girlfriends;. You know when you hear that tiny little inner voice whispering seductively to you “you deserve it”. Now this is the bit where you roll your eyes and smile sweetly, thinking to yourself I…
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  • Wedding Venue: Casa La Vista in Puerto Vallarta

    Evonne and Darren
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here is an amazing cliffside wedding venue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Casa La Vista!  I wish Darren and I are photographing a wedding there, but we are actually going to stay there for a week this December with Darren’s aunt and uncle from New York, and all of his cousins from both NorCal and SoCal!  There will be about 14 of us!  We have worked so hard in the last 2 years that we definitely need a little break to recharge.  December just can’t get here sooner! This 3-story, 25,000 square feet villa sits on top of a cliff, and is just 15 minutes south of the city…
  • Sneak Peek of a California Academy of Sciences Engagement session

    Evonne and Darren
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here is a fun sneak peek of Tracy and Arthur’s California Academy of Sciences engagement session.  Can’t wait to share the rest of the images soon… stay tuned! The post Sneak Peek of a California Academy of Sciences Engagement session appeared first on U Me Us Studios.
  • San Mateo Engagement Session | Anna + Brian

    Evonne and Darren
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This lovely San Mateo engagement session was the first one of the 2014 season that we photographed.  Anna and Brian wanted to do part of their engagement session at the Pulgas Water Temple, but since it’s closed on the weekends, we found this beautiful walk path right outside the temple and it looked like we were somewhere in the forest.  The lighting was just absolutely gorgeous! The next spot we went to was the Sawyer Camp Trail where Anna and Brian spent a lot of time hiking together.  The sun was about to set so a lot of people were getting ready to leave, which was perfect for…
  • Wedding Photography Location Scout

    Evonne and Darren
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Darren and I always do a location scout prior to our clients’ wedding whenever it’s a venue that we have never photographed before.  It’s important to us to familiarize ourselves with the venue before the wedding day, so that we know how the lighting is and also get ideas for different spots at the venue.  And if it’s a destination wedding, we will always arrive a day or two earlier to check out the locale and the area around the wedding. 2 months ago, we headed up to Napa to do a location scout for an April wedding at Brix.  We enjoy going up there and can’t…
  • San Francisco Giants Themed Engagement Sneak Peek

    Evonne and Darren
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Such a fun San Francisco Giants Themed Engagement session we had with Katie and Ernesto a few weeks ago.  Here is a quick sneak peek… more to come soon! The post San Francisco Giants Themed Engagement Sneak Peek appeared first on U Me Us Studios.
 
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  • Want To Make Your Wedding Day Memorable?

    Venus Reign
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    All of us intend that our wedding day leaves unforgettable impression upon our friends, relatives and other people that attend the reception ceremony. Candidly, we have been dreaming about our wedding day and have also been preparing for the same. To make others impressed in a glamorous manner about our wedding, following tips can help us to stand differently in terms of unique arrangement, fun, food and other features that suffice to make our wedding day a piece of unmatched attraction. Advance planning – Planning for our wedding day in advance helps us a lot to have long lasting impact…
  • Plan your West Coast of Mexico Honeymoon

    aiowedding
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 pm
    If your idea of the perfect honeymoon or wedding involves an ultra romantic setting, minimal planning and affordable amenities, allow us to introduce you to an exceptional travel provider that’s definitely worth knowing about, Apple Vacations! Couples who plan and book a trip with Apple Vacations will have their travel arrangements taken care of, will be put in touch with an experienced wedding planner who will help coordinate the day of their dreams, and will enjoy great promo-code discounts for groups as small as ten guests! From travel arrangements and legal requirements, to great ways…
  • Linzie Russo: Win your wedding photography

    aiowedding
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    It’s a sad day when such a talented photographer ups sticks from the UK and moves over to sunnier shores… well it is for us anyway, you guys down under are in for a treat! Wedding photographer Linzie Russo is a half Aussie, half Scot babe who was born in Iran and has spent most of her life travelling the world! For the past three years she’s called Glasgow home, but has recently made the decision to move back to Sydney in dire need of some nicer weather! To celebrate, she wants to offer one very lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader in Australia completely free wedding photography. Oh my…
  • 5 favourite cold-climate honeymoon destinations

    aiowedding
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Not everybody wants the ‘classic white sandy beach, azure blue swimming pool, hot sunshine, and cocktails at sunset’ type of a honeymoon. We take a look at some of those over-looked destinations that might not have a tropical climates but can still get you hot under the collar. The lovely Lake District Emma and James married three years ago and spent their honeymoon walking in the Lake District. “Both James and I are very fair-skinned. I am covered in freckles and he has red hair,” says Emma. “Beach holidays are a complete nightmare for us both. We never go brown and if we go…
  • Five Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas

    Bency George
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you are currently planning your wedding – congratulations! Amongst all of the money saving and meticulous planning of seating arrangements and food menus, it’s likely that you’ll be thinking of ways to make your reception or evening party exciting and unique. The reception is your chance to put your own stamp on your wedding, and it’s an opportunity to create a night that all of your loved ones will never forget. So if you need some inspiration for your own wedding party, here are some to get you started: Create a carnival atmosphere Weddings don’t have to follow the old,…
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  • Toronto Street Photography | Personal

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    I had been dying to get out and about for a long time to do some street photography and just shoot whatever my eyes fancied. Each time I set a date, the weather never really turned out great. But yesterday… yesterday was a blessing. It was warm enough to get around but cool enough to […]
  • Wedding Storyteller | Julia and Lance’s Wedding at the Cambridge Mill

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Their first date was at a park. He suggested that they go out and feed the swans. She thought that it was an odd choice but she went along with it. They were introduced by a common friend who thought they’d be perfect for each other. And it turns out, she was right. Because after […]
  • Pagudpud Engagement Session | Emmy and Pen

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Emmy told me that the first memory she had of me was waaaaay back in kindergarten. It was recess and we were all outside. Apparently I was having so much fun because I was screaming at the top of my lungs. Yup. That left an impression alright. Emmy and I went to the same schools […]
  • A Jedi he is, he thinks.

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Norman Rue feeling the Force. As you can probably tell, we love our dogs. So much so that we let them stay on the bed. My husband covered our pup Norman with the duvet the other night. He squirmed his way out and he did find the light, he emerged, looking victorious. And looking like […]
  • Nithridge Estate Wedding | Abbey and Matt

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “You name an attribute of a fabulous photographer and Lyn has it! From the first instant my husband and I met Lyn we loved her. Lyn has a bubbly personality that really sets you at ease when working with her (especially if you are camera shy like my husband). The attention to detail and creativity […]
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  • Heather’s San Francisco Outdoor Wedding

    Laura
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:44 am
    Thanks to IQ Photo for these fun photos of Heather’s big day.
  • Roxanne and Nick’s Big Sur Engagement

    Laura
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:38 am
    Today we have another fantastic California photo session from Laura Hernandez. Roxanne and Nick celebrate their engagement at Point Lobos Natural Reserve along the Big Sur coast, nearby to their ceremony location. Photographer:  Laura Hernandez Photography Reception Venue:Point Lobos National Reserve
  • Claire and Chris’ Intimate Indoor Ceremony

    Laura
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    Claire and Chris’ ceremony is a good example of an intimate family celebration. Held in the middle of winter, the white snow provides a contrast against the warmth and care inside. Thanks to photographer Crystal Heis for sending us this information and photos: On Dec 27 Claire and Chris stood before a judge, but if you ask Claire, she and Chris didn’t really get married until they stood before a small group of only family and friends on Dec. 29th. Each choosing their brother to co-officiate, Claire and Chris recited prayers and poems, exchanged rings, and recited their own vows,…
  • Equestrian Trash The Dress with Sara And David

    Laura
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:25 am
    ArinaB Photography sends us this great story about the couple: Sara and David got married on the their European cruse on the ship surrounded by few family members and close friends. They did have a photographer on board who took few photos but once they came back they realized they did not have enough photos of them two and needed to capture more in that’s when they contacted me. I love the setting and the whole style of this shoot. Thank you for submitting! Photographer:
  • Candice and Scott

    Laura
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:24 pm
    This outdoor wedding has rich red and pink colors throughout. I love the personalized wine bottles at the reception too! Thanks for the photos, Martello Photography. Photographer:  Martello Photography / Floral Designer: blush custom weddings / Cake Designer: Dolce Colpo / Event Venue:The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake
 
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    Shireen Louw Wedding Photographer Cape Town » Blog

  • How You’re Ruining Your Own Wedding.

    Shireen Louw
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Tears streaming down your face and a meltdown somewhere in a public bathroom because it’s not going the way you planned. Your wedding is ruined and you can’t pin point what went wrong! Besides monster in laws, moms and guests to blame, you can actually be the dirty culprit that sent your happy flowery day spiralling out of control and into the eye of the hurricane. Here’s how: You fell for it! The must have schemes. The biggest influence for weddings today is social media, trends and Pinterest (no surprise there). Even though we all know and love these little “pin it boards” they…
  • Ronelle & Marcel Maternity Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    How gorgeous is this mommy to be! I have known Ronelle & Marcel for a couple of years and it was such an honor to photograph their beautiful growing family. We took to the forest for their Maternity Photography Session. Lize their beautiful daughter really is one of the cutest little girls I know so much fun to photograph. They are welcoming a little boy into the world soon, and I can’t wait to meet him!
  • Michael & Renee – Couple Photography

    Shireen Louw
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    When you get a request like this….you just have to go…HECK YES!! Renee & Michael wanted to do a few different locations for their couple photography session. We literally took an entire day to complete this shoot! From CPT Airport, to a few locations all over the Cape and this is the result!! Michael is from the U.K and Renee from Cape Town. They met and fell in love in Cape Town, but have in their years together traveled all over the world! They are savvy, fun and up for a laugh anytime! Renee & Michael is such a lovely couple and such a blast to photograph!! These two…
  • Dewald & Lindi ~ Buffelsfontein Wedding

    Shireen Louw
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Dewald & Lindi tied the knot on a gorgeous day in the West Coast. Buffelsfontein Game Lodge was the location of choice and what a beautiful setting it was. I got to know Lindi & Dewald a little bit on a more personal note before their wedding day, and let me tell you, if you are looking for two people who could not WAIT to get married to one another, you have found them. These two are very much in love and it shows. There was so many laughs and fun moments during the couple shoot, as well as during the entire day. (Look out for the photos at the Lion Camp) The gorgeous touch of yellow…
  • Evert & Lianda – Engagement Shoot Campsbay

    Shireen Louw
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:33 am
    Evert & Lianda is tying the knot  in the beautiful wine lands of Cape Town later this year, so for their engagement shoot we took to one of the most incredible beaches in the world, Camps Bay, to photograph their engagement shoot. These two high school sweethearts is going to make a beautiful bridal couple and I can not wait to photograph their wedding later this year.
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  • A Stunning Houston Wedding with Romance and Elegance

    Nicole Zhang
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Good morning lovelies! As you are settling at your desk with another hot cup of coffee, just prepare yourselves for the romance and elegance that surrounds this soiree. Designed by the lovely Sabrina Patrick of Chic Soireé with flowers by Keisha’s Kreations and imagery by our amazing friends Kori Biller of Motley Mélange, I’m head over heels for every single chic detail of this fabulous wedding, especially the sheer joy and happiness bursting from the couple’s face. See below for a gallery full of gorgeousness. Featured Photographer: Kori Biller of Motley…
  • Drop-Dead Gorgeous Wedding

    Nicole Zhang
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    When a beautiful wedding like this comes along, I get crazy excited. The first word that comes to mind when I look at these breathtaking images from Kori Biller of Motley Mélange is CHIC. The super creative place card board, the beyond beautiful blooms and hanging crystals, this full blown classic affair is crafted by Sabrina Patrick of Chic Soireé. See below for a gallery full of lovely inspiration! Featured Photographer: Kori Biller of Motley Mélange Wedding Consultant & Event Designer: Chic Soireé Florist: Keisha’s Kreations Venue : The Bell Tower on 34th Wedding…
  • Love at First Light: The Importance of Wedding Lighting

    Heidi Lombardo
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    While it might not be the first thing you consider when planning your wedding, your lighting scheme is definitely not something to take, well, lightly. Rishi Patel, Vice President of Sales and Design at HMR Designs in Chicago, shared some insight into the importance of lighting up your most special day. Photo: courtesy of Kent Drake Photography Seeing your wedding in different illumination Lighting is much more than just a stylistic element of your wedding: it is a force. Just as music controls the mood and energy of a dancing crowd, lighting governs the aura and ambiance of the entire…
  • Elegant Yet Understated Styled Wedding Shoot

    Nicole Zhang
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Good morning lovelies! It’s time to share some serious prettiness with you. Today’s fabulous styled shoot from amazing Kori Biller of Motley Mélange Photography really makes me wish I could get married all over again. The super stunning bridal look, elegant yet understated tablescapes,  and luxurious gold color palette, every detail of this styled shoot just screams pretty and taste. Make sure to get your Pinterest Board ready for the gallery where you will find so much fabulous! To see more brilliant work of Kori Biller, visit her site here. Read more behind the scenes on this…
  • Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Wedding Cake Inspiration from The Pastry Studio

    Nicole Zhang
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Morning lovelies! Grab another cup of coffee and settle in for a few as we pour over some stunning wedding cake inspiration from the super talented Sherri Meyers, owner of  The Pastry Studio located in Daytona Beach, Florida. We have been gushing over Sherri’s cakes for quite some time now and we just can’t get enough! Just take a peek below and see for yourself! Featured Wedding Cake Design: The Pastry Studio Featured Wedding Cake Design: The Pastry Studio Featured Wedding Cake Design: The Pastry Studio Featured Wedding Cake Design: The Pastry Studio Featured Wedding Cake…
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  • 3 things I love about my job…

    Vaughn Barry
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Find your passion… 3 things I love about my job. It may have taken me a while to realize my passion, but it’s here and I’m lovin’ every moment.  I just finished up a recent wedding and the images are on their way to my clients… it has me feeling pretty good and very grateful! […] The post 3 things I love about my job… appeared first on Wedding Photographer Barrie | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • 11 Tips for Taking Kickass Vacation Photos

    Vaughn Barry
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Great vacation photos don’t take themselves, check out these tips to kickass vacation photos! We all look forward to vacations, however we love to look back on vacations nearly as much. Why not make those images look their absolute best!  And face it, those kickass vacation photos are so much more fun to show off […] The post 11 Tips for Taking Kickass Vacation Photos appeared first on Wedding Photographer Barrie | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Majestic Colonial Destination Wedding | Lindsay and Andrew

    Vaughn Barry
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Lindsay and Andrew make it official on the sands of Bavaro with a beautiful destination wedding at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana. With a Majestic Colonial destination wedding behind them, Lindsay is off to live the “Rich Life” with her groom Andrew!  I had the pleasure of getting to know them along with their rather […] The post Majestic Colonial Destination Wedding | Lindsay and Andrew appeared first on Wedding Photographer Barrie | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino | Destination Wedding Ideas

    Vaughn Barry
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    Planning a vacation or destination wedding at the Royalton Punta Cana? I’ve often travelled for destination weddings at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana, however recently I’ve been watching them construct (right next door) the all-new Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino with each visit.  This past trip I decided to wander over and take a […] The post Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino | Destination Wedding Ideas appeared first on Wedding Photographer Barrie | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • 10 Tips for Planning Destination Weddings in the Caribbean

    Vaughn Barry
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Here are my favourite tips for planning destination weddings in the Caribbean. 1. Hot Marks the Spot:  Wedding planning revolves around setting the scene so what could be more important than the resort itself when planning destination weddings in the Caribbean?!  Time and funds permitting, take a “scouting” trip to the resort ahead of time and […] The post 10 Tips for Planning Destination Weddings in the Caribbean appeared first on Wedding Photographer Barrie | Vaughn Barry Photography.
 
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  • Homemade Easter Mocha Fudge Pops

    Adirondack Weddings
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    What to do when unseasonably warm weather and Easter collide in the Adirondacks? Create an Easter-themed ice cream treat! We are so excited that temperatures have finally risen — it was nearly 80 degrees outside our Plattsburgh office on Monday! While weather this warm probably won’t stick, even temperatures in the 50s feel tropical after our long, often subzero winter. Time to break out the ice cream, we say! Although this classic treat is great any time of the year, what better way to welcome spring (or for some of us, celebrate the end of Lenten fasts) than with a sweet,…
  • Bridal & Journalism Adventures in NYC

    Adirondack Weddings
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    We love living upstate in the beautiful Adirondacks, but we also appreciate our relative proximity to the excitement of New York City. We find ourselves in the big city pretty regularly, to speak at journalism conferences (which Laura does every March), attend Bridal Fashion Week (in both April and October), and to pick up awards (we’ve actually won not one but two big national awards now–details soon to come). A walk around the city offers plenty of bridal goodness, like this macaroon wedding cake in a display window on the Upper East Side, and beautifully decorated cupcakes that…
  • “Tea for Two” Wedding Favors

    Adirondack Weddings
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Choosing a unique wedding favor can be daunting. As bride and groom, you want to offer guests something they’ll either keep as a remembrance, or use and enjoy, and there are so many – almost too many – wonderful options out there. One idea we find charming is to create a personalized signature tea. Blend together in sachets, or pair with a mug or teacup. With a special blend of fine tea you select and mix yourself, paired with a teacup or mug and perhaps a heart-shaped steeper, you’ll leave your guests with something they can enjoy and relax with after their journeys back…
  • Homemade Adirondack Banana Bread

    Adirondack Weddings
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    As winter continues its long, icy stay in the Adirondacks, we’re using this Recipe Wednesday to share one of our favorite winter comfort foods: banana bread! This moist, flavorful loaf is ideal for a romantic breakfast in bed. Serve with some fresh berries and a pot of artisan roast coffee, and start the week off with a relaxing Sunday morning with your loved one. Ingredients: • 1 1/4 cups sugar • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened • 2 eggs • 1 1/2 cups very ripe bananas (3 or 4), mashed • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour…
  • ADK brides & grooms: join the conversation!

    Adirondack Weddings
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are lucky to have some loyal followers who comment on many of our blog posts. You may have noticed that select readers have photos that appear next to their comments, as illustrated in the screen capture below. Wondering how your photo can appear next to your comments here on the Adirondack Weddings website? We’ll show you how it’s done! You simply need to register for a “Gravatar,” which is short for “globally recognized avatar.” This avatar connects with your email address and allows you to post on millions of recognized blogs and web forums with your name and…
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  • Jules Bridal Jewellery 2014 Collection

    louise
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Morning lovelies! Before we head off on a sunny Easter break, we’ve just got time to share with you some pretty bridal accessories and a glowing bridal shoot from Jules Bridal Jewellery and photographer Amanda Wilcher.  Together, they created a striking yet beautiful set of images to showcase the new collection of accessories from Jules […]
  • Real Life Bride: Megan’s Venue Search

    louise
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Credit: Anneli Mariniovch Hi lovelies! Today we welcome back Megan, our Autumn real-life bride who’s sharing her hunt for the perfect venue.  Once you’ve picked your venue, all the other ideas and details start coming together (I promise, they really do!), so we know it’s a tough one!  Megan’s search involved satisfying hubby-to-be Olly’s foodie […]
  • A Blossoming Romance

    louise
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Sometimes I receive submissions so breathtakingly beautiful that I have to actually pinch myself to check that it’s real and not some figment of my imagination.  One of the biggest blessings for any blogger is to share the most beautiful inspiration out there, and inspire you to incorporate some of the ideas into your own […]
  • The New Romantic Issue: The Fashion

    louise
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Tuesday morning means it’s Style Guide time, and if you’ve already been swooning over this month’s New Romantic styling you’re in for a treat as we share the absolutely stunning looks created from our b.team fashion team today! Rachel & her team at Luella’s Boudoir picked Charlotte Casadejus’ Edie for Kira, our bride.  This gorgeously […]
  • #149: Pared Back Luxury

    louise
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Pared back luxury – one of 2014′s biggest trends – is a move away from lots of hand-crafted, personalised details and towards a few beautiful, luxurious ones with just as much sentiment.  We saw a touch of this last week in the Frambroise et Menthe board I created for bride-to-be Stephanie, and in Chenel & […]
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  • Floral Grooms Wear Accessories

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Some grooms may not be too keen on the idea of ‘floral’ and ‘grooms wear’ being in the same sentence for their weddings, others may be joyous at the thought of it, but whatever your opinion, you might find something that would work amazingly with the rest of your wedding, so keep yourself open to suggestions! You might also think that floral wedding accessories should be kept to the springtime, but they can definitely be used over all seasons. You just need to get the colours and tones right to coincide with the seasons! For example, try a pale yellow or blue for a spring or summer…
  • How to Wear Striped Ties

    admin
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The Occasions The office is the perfect place for a striped tie. Single striped ties are perfect for and out there colours can usually be pulled off if worn with a neutral coloured shirt.   Striped ties for weddings can be a tricky one. If you’re having a casual, Riviera chic wedding a striped tie is perfect for the groom, but if your wedding wear is more traditional, a striped tie would probably not be appropriate. A plain cravat would be better in this instance, but if you’re not having a traditional wedding, crack on with the stripes, the world’s your oyster. In terms of…
  • 3 Amazing Stag Do Themes

    admin
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:43 am
    Your wedding day will be amazing, your engagement will be awesome but your stag do should be something else entirely. This is really your time to let loose with the lads, don’t think of it as the last time though, because it probably won’t be. There’s still time for lads’ breaks away in the future but this one has a fantastic excuse behind it! 1. The City Break This is your opportunity to explore a foreign city with your mates, take in some sites, drink some delicious European beers and have a good time. Choose from a massive selection of cheap flights and city breaks and don’t go…
  • DQT’s Top 3 Romantic Proposal Ideas & Your Proposal Check List

    admin
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:39 am
    So this could be the most amazing moment of your life, you’re asking the woman that you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with to marry you. Hopefully, it will all go to plan, then again, we’re modern men and there is definitely the chance for things to go horribly, horribly wrong. Check out our ideas for some achingly romantic proposal ideas and make sure that you stick to the check list of the top 5 tips to make sure that nothing will go wrong and you’ll be happily ever after. 1. The Treasure Hunt Why not send her on a treasure hunt one weekend, enrol a few of her friends…
  • DQT Launches New Scroll & Swirl Wedding Accessories

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:07 am
    It’s always an exciting day at DQT Towers when a new range of items comes in, this time it’s our new range of swirl and scroll motif items, now in a fresh new range of colours. These new hues are coming in for our huge range of products such as waistcoats, cravats, bow ties, cufflinks and handkerchiefs/pocket squares so whatever your choice of accessory you can have it in a new style and colour to brighten up whatever occasion it’s for. The scroll and swirl accessories are a great alternative to the simple plain coloured accessories that men are usually lumbered with and can bring a…
 
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  • Lace wedding dresses: a never-ending trend

    Mamie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Fashion trends come and go, even in the wedding world, but lace wedding dresses are one thing we’ll just never tire of. Traditional, elegant, and undeniably feminine, lace is a wedding look that never seems to go out of style. This Fashion Friday, we’ve gathered up some our favorites. If you’re considering lace, one of these just may seal the deal! Poppy Gown via BHLDN Kelly Faetanini Georgina dress via Nordstrom Leatecia gown via Monique Lhuillier Poppy gown via Claire Pettibone The Forest gown via Lela Rose Cauce gown via Rosa Clara
  • Signature Cocktails and the Garnish

    Lauren
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I love when couples have a signature cocktail at their wedding because it brings a little piece of their personality to the bar. And what I ADORE even more is when signature cocktails have a beautiful garnish that enhances it. You can choose garnishes that go with your wedding color or are just pretty & delicious additions to the beverage, the choice is yours. Remember, the options are endless so feel free to chat with your catering manager to find something you’ll love! Winter Sun from Soiree by Simone Kathy G. & Company Elderflower Champagne Cocktail from The Kitchn My Hotel…
  • Fun Fragrance Finders

    Mamie
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Last week, we wrote about some of our favorite wedding-worthy fragrances by philosophy. But we realize that there’s a whole world of perfumes just waiting to be discovered, and so today, we’re sharing a few “fragrance finder” tools that can help you find your perfect wedding  scent. Nordstrom has a fragrance finder that offers suggestions based on your favorite scent, whether it’s fresh, floral, oriental, or woodsy. And Real Simple has a fun 10-question quiz that will select a new fragrance for you based on your answers to questions about your favorite fabrics,…
  • White Garden Wedding at The Inverness Hotel

    Lauren
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Becca and Ross started dating in college then braved the world of long distance relationships while she attended USC for grad school and Ross went to Edinburgh for veterinary school. Their relationship grew deeper every year despite the distance. And to keep with their routine of long distance relationships, Becca also planned their Colorado wedding from Los Angeles. Lucky for them, The Inverness Hotel made life easy offering them a special package that took care of all the details. So below you will see the results of Becca’s fabulous long distance wedding planning in their white…
  • Red-i By Chelsea Destination Wedding Jewelry Custom Packages Exclusively for MHW Brides

    Lauren
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Ohhh MHW readers do we have something special for you all! Our friend Chelsea has created custom destination wedding jewelry packages exclusively for our readers! By clicking her image on the side of our page or visiting the special link here, you can browse what she’s created just for you. In case you missed Chelsea’s guest post on choosing the perfect jewelry for your wedding day, never fear as it’s alive and well at this link. Have fun shopping the exclusive MHW packages and let us know which pieces you love the most!
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    Picturesque Photo Video

  • Dallas Quinceañera Photography – Janelly

    Naomi Nelson
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Congratulations to Miss Janelly who will celebrate her Quince at Fiesta Gardens this May!  Check out her beautiful quince photography session by Picturesque! Love Our Work? Like us on Facebook ! The post Dallas Quinceañera Photography – Janelly appeared first on Picturesque Photo Video.
  • Downtown Dallas Engagement Photography – Brandon & Christina

    Naomi Nelson
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Another wonderful engagement photography session by Picturesque! Congratulations to the lovely couple and soon to be taken forever Brandon & Christina!  The couple will be tying the knot this August at the beautiful venue Piazza in the Village, and we are looking forward to  creating some amazing memories for them.   For their engagement session the pair decided to go with downtown Dallas and as you will see in this preview it was a fabulous choice.  Please enjoy their engagement preview and stay tuned for their wedding preview coming up in September!  Love our work? Like us…
  • Wedding Photography & Video at Fiesta Gardens in Dallas – Luis & Fabiola Wedding Highlights

    Naomi Nelson
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    What a beautiful wedding! Luis & Fabiola said “I DO” on 4/5/14 at Fiesta Gardens in Dallas, TX.  The beautiful couple celebrated among friends, family and their wedding party was non other than their four beautiful children!  Congratulations Luis & Fabiola, and best wishes on your new journey as husband and wife!  Please enjoy their super romantic wedding highlights video which includes both wedding photography and videography.  Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to LIKE us on FB!   The post Wedding Photography & Video at Fiesta Gardens in Dallas…
  • Dallas Wedding Photography & Videography – Samuel & Brittany Wedding Preview

    Naomi Nelson
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Wow!  so much love in this beautiful video… Congratulations to newlyweds Samuel & Brittany!  Best wishes to you both!  Please enjoy a preview of their very special wedding day! The post Dallas Wedding Photography & Videography – Samuel & Brittany Wedding Preview appeared first on Picturesque Photo Video.
  • Dallas Engagement Photography Mandalay Canal Gondola

    Naomi Nelson
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Amazing engagement session at the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas.  Karina & Alan selected the canal and what better than a super romantic Gondola for a prop!  We enjoyed going for a ride with this beautiful couple while capturing those precious moments of love and romance.  Congratulations Karina and Alan we are looking forward to the wedding coming up in May!   The post Dallas Engagement Photography Mandalay Canal Gondola appeared first on Picturesque Photo Video.
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    Shaadi Bazaar

  • Pakistani Wedding in Kingston, Massachusetts

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Umber and Zohair’s Pakistani wedding Alankar took Umber’s vision for her Pakistani wedding and created a room of soft pinks, blush tones and creams to compliment Umber’s stunning wedding dress.  Our friends at Jashim Jalal photography captured breathtaking wedding portraits that Umber and Zohair are sure to enjoy for years to come. Read more about their Pakistani wedding in Kingston, Massachusetts from Umber herself. First dance song: O SAATHI RE-KISHORE KUMAR Thank yous: The support of my family was very important. My mom was very involved in the process with me every step…
  • Pakistani Wedding in Leominster, Massachusetts

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Umber and Zohair’s Pakistani wedding Umber worked with Alankar to create her cheery and bright mehndi decor, from the colorful fabric backdrop to the colors on her clothes, Umber had a beautiful vision.  We love the elegantly traditional cream and red Pakistani wedding dress that Umber wore.  This heartwarming wedding celebration was captured by Jashim Jalal photography, come back this afternoon for the reception!. Where did you get your wedding inspiration: During my wedding planning, Pinterest was my best friend for months! I knew the theme I wanted for the shaadi (Mughal meets…
  • Kate Spade Wedding Shoes

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Wedding shoes for the Indian bride Kate Spade is synonymous with bold colors and her signature bow. Their wedding shoes translate the feminine look with their bows and glitter!  You may only wear your wedding outfit once, but your shoes can be worn long after your Desi wedding day! Your shoes can be a keepsake that you can wear over and over again on special occasions or anniversaries in the future.  Kate Spade’s collection is a timeless option for your wedding shoes. For more wedding shoes inspiration visit our photo gallery and pinterest board. Scroll ALL the way to the bottom of…
  • Must have wedding photos for your Indian wedding

    Sayjal
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Creative wedding photos for your Desi wedding As we all know, South Asian weddings are a multi-day affair whether it’s a Pakistani wedding or an Indian wedding they typically have anywhere between 3-6 events.  Along with the various events comes scheduling and multiple timelines to ensure that you are able to change your hair and makeup, have time for family photos, photos with your guests, and if you’re lucky time to eat and have a a drink or two. There are many must have wedding photos lists out there for weddings that have photos such as ring shot, photo with the parents, photo…
  • Over the top Save the Date video

    Sayjal
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Crazy Over the top Save the date! If there was a word that means beyond OTT then this video takes it!   You might be scratching your head at first, confusing it for a music video or even a movie trailer, but no it is a Save the Date video for their wedding! Bambo Obaro and Janice Jentz (both lawyers) have released this unbelievable over the top video that will leave your jaws on the floor.  The Save the Date video is complete with a helicopter, private jet, diamond encrusted shoes, and the signature arm candy of the privileged: a fluffy white dog. We can’t even imagine what got…
 
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  • Wedding Food Ideas: Potato Bites Recipe

    Kym
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    source: My Baking Addiction The post Wedding Food Ideas: Potato Bites Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Inspirational Wedding Ideas #165: 8 Wedding Chair Decor

    Kym
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    via: stylemepretty.com The post Inspirational Wedding Ideas #165: 8 Wedding Chair Decor appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • {diy Wedding Ideas} How To Make A Cake Stand For Cupcakes

    Kym
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Found this and other great ideas over at the CakeJournal. The owner, Louise is the cake maniac behind CakeJournal. She’s a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.  Here is how to make this great diy cupcake stand: Materials Needed: Cake boards: 1×8″, 1×10″, 1×12″ Note: If you want two more tiers on the stand, you will need 1×14″ + 1×16″ cake boards. Styrofoam cake dummies Each 2″ high in the sizes: 2X6″ and 2×7″ (If you can get 4″ high Styrofoam cake dummies, then you will only need 1 in each size) Note: You will need…
  • Creating The Perfect Wedding Music Playlist Sets The Tone For A Memorable Day

    Kym
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
      Creating a fantastic wedding music playlist helps create a romantic mood and an ambiance that is so important to make sure everyone enjoys themselves at your wedding. People of all ages love music and are attracted to a wonderful song with a memorable beat. Wedding receptions give everyone the chance to cut loose and have fun dancing, from the tiniest ring bearer and the prettiest little flower girl to your Grandparents and their friends. The key is to pick music that everyone can truly enjoy and become immersed in, and music that isn’t too generation specific. One of the best…
  • diy Wedding Ideas: How To Make Pine Cone Topiary

    Kym
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The pine cone topiary is a great addition to any fall or winter wedding. Easy to make and are great table displays.  These also make great gifts to thank some of your guests who might have helped with the wedding. Materials Needed: -  Round oasis balls or Styrofoam balls -  Wooden dowels or good quality natural twigs for support -  Pot for each tree -  Glue gun -  Curling ribbon -  Toothpicks -  Organza ribbon -  1 bag of Plaster of Paris Instructions: Firstly cover your ball with a couple of sheets of cellophane or a light crepe paper.Center the end of the wooden dowel at one end of…
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    Brideside » B-Sides

  • Choose the perfect rehearsal dinner dress

    Kaitland Hunter
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The rehearsal dinner is a perfect time to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy being with your friends and family. Whether it’s a formal rehearsal dinner or a laid back event, this is really when you can mingle and chat with the attendees since on the actual wedding day you will be shared with all the guests. As with your wedding day, you want to look your best. We’re here to help you choose a great rehearsal dinner dress. What should you wear for your rehearsal dinner? When it comes to picking the perfect outfit, you’ll want to wear something that fits within your rehearsal…
  • Bridal hair and makeup mistakes + how to avoid them

    Magda Walczak
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    Let’s face it – for all the happiness your wedding day brings, it can also be really stressful. There are many details to keep track of and you want to avoid mistakes where possible. While you can’t control every detail of the ceremony and reception, your can ensure the way you look is as close to perfect as possible. To help you, we’ve put together a list of common hair and makeup mistakes many brides make. If you avoid these, you should be in pretty good shape on your wedding day – at least when it comes to your bridal hair and makeup! Mistake 1 – Not…
  • Mamie + James Trunk Show

    Magda Walczak
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Brideside is excited to introduce the Mamie + James collection during our first digital trunk show. Enjoy this bespoke collection and the 10% Trunk Show discount on all of the M+J styles. The Mamie + James collection includes stunning looks for bridesmaids, brides and mother of the bride. Choose from stylish separates, beaded tops, jaw-dropping backs, jumpsuits an little white dresses to die for. If you like what you see, think fast. The Mamie + James trunk show ends on May 5th, 2014. Contact stylist@brideside.com for more information or shop the collection online. From left: Mamie + James…
  • 4 questions you must ask your tailor

    Magda Walczak
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    It’s very rare that a dress fits perfectly. That’s why having a good tailor is a must.  But many times the alterations can cost you as much as the bridesmaid dress if you don’t take the time to think about fit before buying. In fact, when it comes to wedding gown alterations, it’s recommended that you budget at least 10% of the cost of the gown for tailoring services. Since great fitting dresses are always on our minds, we wanted to share our suggestions for what to ask a tailor. We caught up with custom bridal dressmaker – and seamstress extraordinaire –…
  • DIY: Engagement Party or Bridal Shower

    Anna
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    We are always looking for a fun and easy DIY project to turn every event into something beautiful. We’ve got two easy, breezy (seriously, you can print them out) projects that will add a little bit of glamour to that engagement party or bridal shower you’re planning. Mr & Mrs Banner: Banners are a classic DIY! This one is short and sweet, perfect for adding a special detail to a small space. Materials (most of this can be found at Staples, Paper-Source or Michael’s): Cardstock, natural jute twine, patterned paper, scissors or X-acto knife if comfortable, ruler and cutting…
 
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  • 5 DIY Wedding Ideas to Help You Save Money

    Kevin Anderton
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Weddings aren’t cheap. In fact, the average wedding costs more than £18,000. But, there are ways you can reduce the blow to the budget — or your family’s budget. Do-it-yourself projects help save costs and make you more active in … Continue reading →
  • 5 Out-of-the-Box Wedding Theme Ideas

    Kevin Anderton
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    You’re unique. You have your own personality, style and so does your soon-to-be Spouse. So, why would you go generic with your wedding theme? Your wedding is your day, and you can flaunt your own unique style by going with … Continue reading →
  • You’re Engaged! Now It’s Time to Set a Wedding Budget

    Kevin Anderton
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Before you start calling caterers or picking a venue, it is important to set a wedding budget. Weddings aren’t cheap, but the costs can be managed if you plan ahead. Not setting a budget could leave you paying more than … Continue reading →
  • Food ideas for a relaxed informal wedding

    Kevin Anderton
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:18 am
    A more casual way of catering for weddings. While formal, three course meals are still popular choices for weddings, they aren’t for everyone. Even some celebrities choose to shun the standard wedding breakfast, Kate Winslet, for example, chose to serve … Continue reading →
  • Promotional Burger Van Hire – Spam Van – London

    Kevin Anderton
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
    Promotional Campaign for #SPAMAPPRECIATIONWEEK High quality catering company KK Catering teamed up with Boom Ents during SPAM Appreciation Week, providing members of the public with free SPAM burgers to mark the occasion. Experts in promotional catering KK Catering were stationed … Continue reading →
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  • Fashion shoot in Hotel St-Germain

    Vera
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Fashion shoot coming up in Ka magazine. A very modern fashion shoot is coming up in KA Magazine City Guide soon. City Guide is featuring editorials in four cities: New York, Miami, Toronto and Montreal. I did the fashion editorial for Montréal. The models are Kayla (Next modeling agency) and Karine (Montage modeling agency).Ashley King as the Art director of the production was looking at overall vibe, real-ness, angles,…
  • Wedding Photography Award PWPC

    Vera
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.  Wedding Photography Award PWPC We are very happy to announce our Wedding photography Award in PWPC Canadian Contest. Even though our primary goal is to capture the wedding beautifully for the couple,  it’s always great to receive photography award. This time we received five awards in different categories. Here are the five images that received Photo awards: This image of Pina is mesmerizing. She looks like a…
  • Wedding Bouquet

    Vera
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Wedding Bouquet Wedding bouquet is an important and a very fashionable accessory on a wedding day. Flowers play a big role in every happy occasion and celebration. Wedding is no difference. Flowers is a symbolic and beautiful part of the wedding day. On your wedding day the whole reception place is decorated with flowers. The most important of them is the wedding bouquet that you will be holding, while walking down the…
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