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  • Reality Doesn’t Always Look Like the Map You Have for Your Business

    Christine Tremoulet
    Christine
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I study maps before I travel anywhere. I have a huge atlas that I take with me on road trips, plus I pick up local maps, and there is always my iPhone. I love maps; seeing the endless possibilities, orienting myself with directions, things I want to see and do. For as much as I love maps, they are no substitute for reality. Maps can show me where I’m going, but the best discoveries are unexpected gems right around the corner. When the light is hitting a scene just right and it is truly breathtaking. No map will ever compare to that. I am in Acadia National Park right now, and I…
  • 外見が良いからといってゲイの世界でモテるとは限らない

    ゲイ専用出会い系サイト【全国版】 - www.whollymatrimony.com
    u5TgB9SmrQ
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    男前な人は、本当に何をやってもさまになります。 イケメン同士が愛し合っている場面を想像しても、美しさまで感じてしまいます。 ゲイ出会い系サイトを利用してみると、実に面白い事が分かるのです。 インターネットでの出会いにおいて、です。 写真写りが少し違うだけで、見ている人の印象はかなり変わる事もあります。 しかし、実際のところコンタクトを取ってみないとわかりません。…
  • Katy & Cory’s Fall Mountain-Rustic Fete

    DIY Bride
    DIY Bride
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    It’s always fun to get small, intimate wedding submissions that we can “ooh and ahh” over in the DIY Bride office especially when they’re held in gorgeous mountain locations like this one from photographer Meigan Canfield.There’s so much pretty here to fawn over! Cory and Katy’s wedding was held in October, 2013 at the Barney Ford House Museum in Breckenridge, Colorado. We love the simplicity in the decor and wedding elements; they not only perfectly highlight the gorgeous location but really put the focus on the gorgeous bride and groom as well. In…
  • Erika and Tim’s Vintage Inspired Engagement Photos

    Polka Dot Bride
    Polka Dot Bride
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The mood of today’s engagement shoot is positively romantic. With a desire to capture the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s, Erika and Tim joined with Special Memories Photography to bring their love of everything vintage to life with a shoot that is beautiful in its old world romance. Erika tells the story of how they came to be. “I (Erika) was a 16 year old high school student working my after school job at Muffin Break in the Richmond Mall, Nelson NZ. It was just an ordinary day when this guy in basketball gear & long swishy brown hair walked past and caught my eye, he…
  • hplyrikz: Have you ever sacrificed so much for one person? Just...

    Crystal Sotelo
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    hplyrikz: Have you ever sacrificed so much for one person? Just to see them happy even if you’re hurting on the inside? Then they just leave like nothing happened, like all those years you spent together meant nothing at all.. If you feel the same way I do, take 2 minutes out your day and listen to this song. It may just change your perspective..
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    Christine Tremoulet

  • Reality Doesn’t Always Look Like the Map You Have for Your Business

    Christine
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I study maps before I travel anywhere. I have a huge atlas that I take with me on road trips, plus I pick up local maps, and there is always my iPhone. I love maps; seeing the endless possibilities, orienting myself with directions, things I want to see and do. For as much as I love maps, they are no substitute for reality. Maps can show me where I’m going, but the best discoveries are unexpected gems right around the corner. When the light is hitting a scene just right and it is truly breathtaking. No map will ever compare to that. I am in Acadia National Park right now, and I…
  • Make Your Blog Posts Pinterest Friendly! 30 Days to Awesomize Your Blog

    Christine
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    I have a whole process that takes place now when I blog and by far the MOST effective, beneficial, OMG it drives traffic part of that that you should be doing? Make your blog posts Pinterest friendly! (My blogging checklist is a bonus if you purchase the October 15, 2014 Get Fully Booked – Joy of Marketing webinar! Listening in is free and the registration bonus is awesome too, so you should be sure to register!) For every blog post I create I make sure that I have a graphic with the post title on it along with my URL. For this series, as you can see, I’ve also included the series…
  • Create a Call to Action! 30 Days to Awesomize Your Blog

    Christine
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Yay! Someone has found your website! A new reader, happy happy joy joy! They read your latest post, and maybe – if you’re lucky – they even left a comment. Great! Uhm… now what? What do you want them to do next? Does your site have a clear call to action? I’m not talking yellow highlighter graphics and big red arrows. Flashing, blinking animated GIFs are out too. Just words. Clear, plain, simple words. Guide people and tell them what you want them to do next. “Enjoy this post? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter.” or maybe “Interested in…
  • Look Outside Your Industry for Inspiration! 30 Days to Awesomize Your Blog

    Christine
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    When you’re building your website or your blog, do you just look at what other people in your industry are doing? What about when you’re writing your blog posts? Are they the same as what everyone else is writing and saying? I get it. When you first start to plan out your website, you look at what other successful people are doing and you try to emulate it. That is how people have been doing things for hundreds of years. Apprentices did things the same way their mentors did. Changed things up a bit, but that is where they started. That is all well and good, but the Internet? It is…
  • Help Build Trust for Your Blog by Using Social Proof! 30 Days to Awesomize Your Blog

    Christine
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Whenever I discover a new blog or business, one of the first things I do is look for social proof about the business. Are you sharing your social proof with your readers? With the option for smart buttons on your blog, people can now see how many people have shared your post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. You’re surfing the web, you come to a post that seems cool, but then you notice that 37 other people have shared it — and before you know it? You’re sharing it too. Did you know that there is Psychology behind why we share with others? “People’s behavior…
 
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    ゲイ専用出会い系サイト【全国版】 - www.whollymatrimony.com

  • 外見が良いからといってゲイの世界でモテるとは限らない

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    男前な人は、本当に何をやってもさまになります。 イケメン同士が愛し合っている場面を想像しても、美しさまで感じてしまいます。 ゲイ出会い系サイトを利用してみると、実に面白い事が分かるのです。 インターネットでの出会いにおいて、です。 写真写りが少し違うだけで、見ている人の印象はかなり変わる事もあります。 しかし、実際のところコンタクトを取ってみないとわかりません。…
  • 「バイ」とは?ゲイと違うの!?

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    ゲイの男性との出会いの前に、「バイ」についても案内しておきます。 バイとは、バイセクシャルの事で「」のことです。 ただ、ゲイの男性との出会いにおいてはバイについては要注意となりますので、その点は忘れないようにしてください。 と言うのも、ゲイの男性との出会いをサポートしている出会い系サイトでは、未だにこのバイが使われているからです。…
  • スマホで大人気のゲイ出会いアプリ

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:58 am
    スマートフォンを使ったゲイ専用の出会いアプリも近年では、手軽に使うことができる、面倒な個人情報の入力の必要がないことなどから人気が高くなっています。…
  • ゲイだってそう簡単にはカップルになれない?

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    多くの人達がゲイの出会いを難しいと思っています。 そして、難しい分、出会った瞬間にカップルになってしまうのでは?と、思っている方もいます。 しかし、ここで冷静に考えてみてほしいかもしれません。 そもそも、ゲイってのは本当にしたたかで心が優しい人達ばかりです。…
  • ゲイ出会いなら掲示板で探すのも良い!

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    ゲイが出会うためには、ハッテン場などでなく、今はインターネットの掲示板を利用すると良いそうです。 どうしても、自分がゲイであることを恥ずかしいと思っている方も多くいます。 だから、変な話し普通の出会い系サイトのように、プロフィールをガンガン顔出ししている…ってのも、微妙という事が言われています。 さて、そんな訳でここではどういった方法で出会いをゲイ達が求めているのか、調査してみましょう。…
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    DIY Bride

  • Katy & Cory’s Fall Mountain-Rustic Fete

    DIY Bride
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    It’s always fun to get small, intimate wedding submissions that we can “ooh and ahh” over in the DIY Bride office especially when they’re held in gorgeous mountain locations like this one from photographer Meigan Canfield.There’s so much pretty here to fawn over! Cory and Katy’s wedding was held in October, 2013 at the Barney Ford House Museum in Breckenridge, Colorado. We love the simplicity in the decor and wedding elements; they not only perfectly highlight the gorgeous location but really put the focus on the gorgeous bride and groom as well. In…
  • Welcome To Our Temporary Site

    DIY Bride
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
  • DIY Hanging Floral Arrangment from Blooms By The Box

    DIY Bride
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    Hi DIYers! Today we have a lovely hanging floral project for you provided by our friends at Blooms By The Box. These gorgeous little arrangements would be perfect lining your aisle or as a hanging centerpiece at your reception.   Supplies Needed: Flowers Floral sheers Flower food Hanging basket Rope or twine Scissors or knife (for the rope) Small vase or large votive cup (for inside of the basket) Water   Steps: 1. Order wholesale flowers for DIY wedding/ event. 2. Hydrate the flowers. To learn all about flower care and preparation and ordering wholesale flowers for DIY Weddings and…
  • Hannah + Sean’s DIY New England Wedding

    DIY Bride
    2 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Hannah + Sean, together with their family, created this DIY New England backyard wedding. And this isn’t your usual backyard wedding by any means. With the gorgeous weather accompanied by beautiful and serene view of Mystic Harbor, Brigham & Co. didn’t miss a beat. So many little DIY projects were created to make this wedding oh-so-special for Hannah + Sean. Just to name a few, they made their ceremony programs, guestbook, chalkboard signage, and streamer decoration. But what really stood out for me wasn’t all the neat DIYs, but the meaningful gestures their family…
  • Haley + Seth’s Cute and Offbeat DIY Wedding

    DIY Bride
    30 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s wedding is full of love, laughter, and DIY prettiness. Captured by Sur La Lune Photography, Haley + Seth DIY all their decorations. Coffee filter flowers? Check. DIY photo booth background? Check. Large piñatas that doubled as “hanging decorations”? Check. Come see for yourself how fun this wedding was! Not only did Haley opted to not wear the traditional white, she and Seth also opted to get ready together and helped each other dress for their big day. Although Haley + Seth worked on many DIY decor projects, my ultimate love are the large coffee filter flowers that…
 
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    Polka Dot Bride

  • Erika and Tim’s Vintage Inspired Engagement Photos

    Polka Dot Bride
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The mood of today’s engagement shoot is positively romantic. With a desire to capture the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s, Erika and Tim joined with Special Memories Photography to bring their love of everything vintage to life with a shoot that is beautiful in its old world romance. Erika tells the story of how they came to be. “I (Erika) was a 16 year old high school student working my after school job at Muffin Break in the Richmond Mall, Nelson NZ. It was just an ordinary day when this guy in basketball gear & long swishy brown hair walked past and caught my eye, he…
  • Jen and Joel’s Lakeside Engagement Photos

    Polka Dot Bride
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jen & Joel Yesterday I got to share the gorgeous wedding of our competition prize winners Jen & Joel and their romantic Brisbane wedding and I thought it would be nice to end the week with their engagement shoot! The couple joined photographer Timeless Tales Photography in country South East Queensland to document their engagement joy. In case you missed how they met yesterday, here’s a refresher from Joel. “I was a boarding supervisor at a Brisbane high school, and one of my colleagues was studying architecture at uni with Jenny. She had come to do a study session whilst…
  • Friday Roundup

    Polka Dot Bride
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photo by Christine Lim Photography from Dave & Sandra’s Rustic Wedding In The Perth Hills Doesn’t that photo above just sum it up? It sums up everything really, even as someone who is going to devour cheese over cake, something about wedding cake and dessert? They’re  a little magical! Maybe it’s the joy of an upcoming wedding in my life, or knowing that trips are planned, excitement over engagements is being had and adventures are unfolding (that one is Ms Harlequin who is currently living it up in L.A!) that is making this Friday all the more sweet for me, whatever…
  • Bridesmaids In White

    Polka Dot Bride
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Photo by Boots Photography from Jess and Luke’s Romantic Garden Party Wedding There is something about a wedding with bridesmaids in white. The  bridesmaids being in the same tones as the bride somehow adds a look of fresh sophistication to a bridal party. There are so many beautiful white gowns and dresses that can complement a bridal gown, the look of white against white is chic and understated. A neutral colour palette ripe for addition of colour and texture and a backdrop of beautiful settings. Think different textures – laces, chiffon, crepes and silks to bring the beauty of the…
  • Jen and Joel’s Romantic Brisbane Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Jen & Joel For me, the excitement of running giveaways at Polka Dot Bride is seeing the winner’s celebrations and the plans come to fruition and today’s wedding? Well it’s particularly special! Last August we ran a Brisbane Wedding Giveaway and today? The winners are sharing their romantic Brisbane wedding with us captured beautifully by Timeless Tales Photography. Joel tells the story of how they came to be. “I was a boarding supervisor at a Brisbane high school, and one of my colleagues was studying architecture at uni with Jenny. She had come to do a study…
 
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    Style Me Pretty

  • Social Hour!

    Elizabeth Greene
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The weekend’s practically here, but before we all jet off to indulge in our candy cravings, we’d like to partake in a little “Social Hour” – SMP style. Let’s take a look back on all the sweet things that caught your interest this week on Pinterest and Instagram, from cakes almost too amazing to cut, to dresses we can’t stop swooning. It’s Friday, so come back for seconds if you want; we won’t tell. Most Loved Photos From The WeekView Slideshow ONGOING GIVEAWAYS Doie Lounge Robe Joanna August Color Contest $500 Noritake Gift Card $200…
  • White-on-White Santa Monica Winter Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Now that your Halloween sugar high is in full effect, we decided to round out this Friday with one of the prettiest white-on-white weddings we’ve ever come across. It’s what happens when My Bride Story takes the style reigns for a day anchored in classic design + glam winter whites, and the captures from Erin Hearts Court? Well, they’re the kind of photos that’ll remain timeless forever. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsWinterSettingsHotelStylesGlamorous From The Bride…Jon and I met in Santa Monica on Carmageddon weekend when the 405 was…
  • Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration

    Michelle Hoover
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    If I’m being honest, “elegance” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a Halloween shoot. But thanks to the style-driven vision of Heather Benge Events, we’re proving this spooky-scary holiday can lend some pretty gorgeous inspiration for the Big Day and beyond. F. Dellit Designs put together the blooms, For Heavens Cake crafted the sweets, and Awake Photography snapped the goodies here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsFIELDStylesHalloween From Heather Benge Events… For this inspiration shoot, I…
  • An Ode to Halloween: Our Favorite Black Gowns

    Abby Capalbo
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Truth be told, we struggle with Halloween around these parts. Spooky and scary doesn’t always equal stylish. BUT we will never turn away a good reason to celebrate, so today, in honor of this ghoulish holiday, we will raise our goblets filled with witches brew (aka champagne) to some of the most stunning black gowns you ever did see on SMP. We promise they’ll give you the good kind of chills. Our Favorite Black Gowns View Slideshow   © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | Comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Round-Ups, The Blog
  • 11 Beaded Dresses to Love

    Emily Silverman
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A bride’s wedding day is her chance to look exceedingly glamorous, and there’s no better way to stand out from the crowd than with a gown dripping in beads. A beaded gown makes a bride sparkle for her walk down the aisle and always looks luxurious. With so many lovely choices out there, we pulled together 11 of our favorites from our amazing new Look Book! 11 of the Best Beaded DressesView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 3 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Fall, Seasonal Wedding Trend, The Blog, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Fashion,…
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  • WPW: You Are What You Sell

    The Blogsmaid
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Though I feel (literally) like I just got off a plane coming from Colorado and the amazing Camp Engage! at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, somehow the calendar tells me that actually happened 4 months ago and that in a little less than a month I will be donning a bathing suit and taking the stage at Engage!14 Grand Cayman for what I hope will be an informative break out session. Not in that specific order… obviously.   This is all to say that I’ve been thinking about my presentation (pat on back for not procrastinating) and one aspect of it that I’ve written about here…
  • Beauty Product Roundup: Oily Skin Makeup Must Haves

    The Blogsmaid
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Ah Friends, what a long strange trip it’s been since I last wrote. Unexpected business took us on a Californian adventure, where we wandered into the netherworlds of Cali, lingered too long in Los Angeles and ended with a wine tour of Santa Ynez. There were some good times (being hosted by the lovely Harmony Walton; our friend’s epic 40th Birthday party) and some bad (mainly involving a tragically misplaced wallet), but more importantly, there were several days of intense heat and needing to look our very best… which meant I got to experiment with some new products!
  • WPW: ‘Cause You’ve Got To Have Friends

    The Blogsmaid
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    WPW: Cause You’ve Got to Have Friends Last night we were delighted to leave our beloved Brooklyn and head over to Chelsea to help warm the stunningly beautiful, brand spanking new Regas Studio. It was amazing to see the ladies and their letterpress settled into such a stylish, chic and creative space. It was also amazing to get to connect with our local industry friends; many of whom we have known for years as we’ve watched each others’ businesses grow, expand and change. It got us thinking about the importance of not only these relationships, but also of these networking…
  • Red Carpet Re-Cap: Bows and Bridal at the Emmy’s

    The Blogsmaid
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Somehow I basically forgot all about the Emmy awards.  Monday nights at the tail end of August were so much more made for sipping Rose in a garden somewhere than for being glued to the TV set. So, I recapped the red carpet this morning via the magic of the internet.  While the New York Times remarked upon the lack of trends on this Red Carpet, I must say that I begged to differ:  there was an abundance of actresses channeling their “Bridal Moments” and radiating in modern white gowns (and pants).   As Bridal trends have become decidedly less Bridal and the red carpet serves as…
  • Run Your Business to Sell It: And Other Lessons Learned at Sage Wedding Pros

    The Blogsmaid
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Mayra and I had the best time speaking at Be Sage Conference  last week in Chicago.  It was our first time doing a speaking gig as a Duo and I must tell you it was a lot of fun.  A recap of some of our talk can be found here, but I thought I’d take a moment to share a few “A Ha!” moments that I had during the portions of the conference where we were able to listen to the other speakers and chat with the attendees. Be Sage is organized by the women behind Sage Wedding Pros- Michelle Loretta and Kelly Simants- and their take on this conference was two days jam packed with…
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  • A SPECIAL GIFT

    Wendy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    The holidays are approaching and we are all starting to think of gift shopping.  What better gift for a bride than a gift certificate from Angel of Hearts Weddings!   Its more than a gift.  Its like an insurance policy that your special bride will have a perfect day!   You can buy a gift certificate in any denomination- for all or a portion of planning services.  Its also a great idea for a bridal shower gift!   So, contact me today to guarantee that the bride in your life will be Queen for a Day!
  • I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT

    Wendy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    When you are planning your wedding there are so many little things that arise- some of which you don't think of, expect or know.   So, I asked my brides to tell me what they had learned, AFTER the wedding.   And, here are some of those things.  Stressful things:   Obviously money. But specifically how much to allocate to what.  And the little things that you don't think of You have to decide WHAT is important to you.   List the 3 most important elements of your wedding.  Then, work your budget from there.   The venue…
  • ENOUGH SAID?

    Wendy
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    This woman is a pro. I manage events and live theater for a living. I found Wendy from a website that promised me an hour long free phone conversation with a wedding planner if I filled out a form online. I filled out the questionnaire and then Wendy called me. She was great. She gave me ideas and listened to me for the hour. I thought that was all I would get, but Wendy decided that she was going to continue to help me. So she offered her help for me for the actual day of my wedding . We agreed on a price, and this amazing woman DROVE to Chicago. Who does that? She wanted to make sure she…
  • EVOLUTION

    Wendy
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Photo Courtesy: Weddings By TwoPhoto Courtesy: Weddings By TwoAs life evolves, situations arise and careers change- or disappear, in the blink of an eye, you either have to "go with the flow" of the tide or perish.  So, as it goes, so shall I go, into a new and exciting venture with one of my past brides.   And, I can't wait to tell you about it.When I met Elena, she and Hayden were planning a destination wedding.   They have family all over, including Europe, and wanted everyone to descend on one place for the weekend.   As we began planning, Elena and I began throwing…
  • GREAT PERFORMANCES

    Wendy
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    One of my first weddings was here, at Wave Hill, on the Hudson in New York. The bride was a producer for 60 Minutes and everything had to be perfect! Enter one of New York's finest caterers- Great Performances!! It was a glorious affair! So, how thrilled was I when asked to reconnect with Liz yesterday!!! Great Performances is the exclusive caterer at Wave Hill and several other premier venues in New York City, including The Plaza Hotel. Liz Neumark is the creative force and owner of this finely tuned company, and she never misses a beat! Working with Liz and her team is a pleasure…
 
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    Decidedly Uncomplicated

  • The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wedding Planner

    Leslie Weekes
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    VIA BRIDES.COM I was recently quoted in the above titled article on Brides.com. Here is my favorite quote from the article: "Contrary to what I was told when I first got into the business, Type-A clients work well with planners; in fact, I think they make us better planners." Read the rest of the article here. Happy planning!
  • The look for less: BHLDN's Everlasting Frames

    Leslie Weekes
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    These Everlasting Frames  (photo left) sold as a set of three for $78 on BHLDN.com, are just lovely. I saw them in person when a recent client purchased them for her wedding and fell in love. But what if you want just one frame for that wedding day photo of you as a couple, then check out Amazon's MYHABIT (which is quickly becoming my habit) for similar frames from Bethel International (
  • We are giving back!

    Leslie Weekes
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From now until November 5, 2014, Leslie-Manning Events is auctioning Month-of Coordination services in either New York City or Washington, DC. Your bid will support the Ariane Thomas-Lutchmedial Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation. Learn more about the auction on CharityBuzz.com. Ariane was my second cousin. She was only three months old when her parents’ car was hit by a reckless driver. The
  • What I'm loving today: Churches

    Leslie Weekes
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with ecclesiastical architecture…okay, churches. The stained glass windows, fan vaults and bell towers evoke a sense of reverence. The presence of the divine. Churches inspire me. I also love church weddings. I think they’re classic, timeless and simply beautiful. If you desire to have that classic church wedding in Washington, DC, here are a
  • Hello Fall

    Leslie Weekes
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    I am not ready for fall. Half of my summer wardrobe is still waiting for the weather to get hot enough for me to wear them. *Sigh*. I was just reading Town & Country Magazine's 14 Reasons To Get Married In The Fall. Number one is: "Colorful autumn leaves provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photos." I agree, and just thinking about our upcoming fall weddings have already improved my mood.
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    Southern Weddings Magazine

  • Introducing the V7 Cover!!

    Emily
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Friends! It is with the fullest heart and incredible joy that we introduce to you… the Southern Weddings V7 cover!!! She charms the dew right off the honeysuckle, doesn’t she?? As we put together this issue, we kept circling back to a few central ideas. We wanted to celebrate the community that surrounds a bride on the way to her wedding day. We wanted to honor best friends, who do so much to get us down the aisle. And we wanted to empower our couples to be confident as they make decisions throughout their engagement, secure in the knowledge that their wedding is only the…
  • Southern Newlywed: At Home with Kelly Kinnaird

    Emily
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’ve recently become very interested in small space living, and couldn’t be more excited that we have a diminutive dwelling to share with y’all today! Kelly and Andrew have packed every inch full of meaningful mementos and inspired finds, and I know you will love taking a peek inside their Birmingham carriage house home. Hugs to Jean Allsopp for sharing these lovely photos! P.S. Ready for another tiny carriage house? Don’t miss Meg + Josh’s tour! The couple: Kelly Kinnaird, 25, and Andrew Kinnaird, 25 Years married: One year and three weeks – we made it!
  • Romantic Rosemary Beach Wedding by Shelby Peaden

    Lisa
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Oh friends, this wedding is so close to our hearts! You may remember the beautiful Meredith and Beau from Meredith’s guests posts a few months ago–as former nanny to Lara’s little Grace, Meredith is an honorary SW gal, and we sure miss her around the office! Every step of their engagement, Meredith and Beau were so focused on creating a truly meaningful celebration, right in the heart of their favorite place. After this beautiful July day, they moved a few miles down the road from their venue to begin newlywed life–I can think of no sweeter way for them to be…
  • A Day in the Life of the Southern Weddings’ Marketing Director

    Kristin
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hi friends! Can you believe that SWV7 is on her way to newsstands at this very moment!?! To pass the time, I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes peek into my day.  Welcome to the Southern Weddings Blacksburg office – I’m so glad y’all are here! All photos by the lovely Kristie Lea Photography! It’s safe to say that my day looks quite a bit different from everyone else’s as I juggle and manage my day at SW with my day at my corporate marketing job, splitting and balancing my time between both. My typical day is never quite typical and always leaves me with a…
  • Mississippi Barn Wedding by Adam + Alli Photography

    Lisa
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are very few more Southern meet-cute settings than an SEC football game, and even though it took a few months after the Arkansas vs. MSU matchup where Alison and Brian met for them to start dating, these Southern roots rang true as they planned their Mississippi wedding! The talented Lesley of Tulip Design Studio helped bring all of their romantic inspiration to life at Providence Hill Farm–an equestrian farm that reminded Alison of her childhood in the country. As you can probably imagine, we’re especially smitten with the monogrammed Oatmeal Lace wraps around each of the…
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  • Happy Halloween | Tarte Makeup Tutorial

    Sarah
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Happy Halloween! I hope you have some fun plans tonight – I’m dressing up as a fancy cat [meow!] and planning on prowling the town [read: bar hopping] with my husband and some friends. And because the sweet folks at Tarte just recently sent a few fabulous products my way, I thought today would be the perfect day to share them with you, as they worked just perfectly with my kitty cat look but they’re also insanely wonderful for bridal make-up. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the new mascara craze: lash-extending fibers.
  • Darlingly Preppy Cape Cod Wedding

    Sarah
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This beautifully pink-hued Cape Cod wedding is definitely in the running as one of my favorite weddings I’ve ever shared on CB. Emily and Ross made sure to include thoughtful nautical details throughout their celebration to complement the natural beauty surrounding them. / Images by Taylor Lord. The post Darlingly Preppy Cape Cod Wedding appeared first on Classic Bride Blog.
  • Preppy Holiday Engagement

    Sarah
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Editor’s Note: I’m pulling this post from the archives because it’s the perfect way to usher in the excitement for the upcoming holidays!  This Christmas Tree-shopping engagement shoot is so precious and stylishly classic … hello, tartan, duck boots, Pendleton blanket & Hunter boots!. And Ashley + Alejandro’s love story is seriously made for the silver screen. Just wait ’till you read it! / Photos by Kate Headley. From Kate, “If you can believe it, Ashley met Alejandro when she found his ID on the street when they were both living in…
  • Signet Rings for Bridesmaids

    Sarah
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect signet ring for almost a year and I finally met my match! I’ve been wearing my new ring nearly every day because a) I’m obsessed and b) its classic appeal goes with everything in my closet so why not?! And let me just remind you – you know those BFFs who are going to be standing next to you during your ceremony? Well, signet rings would be truly lovely gifts for those lovely ladies! Okay, and they’re the perfect ‘other’ ring for a bride’s right hand, as well! Maybe one day it could be your daughter’s…
  • Timeless Valletta, Malta Wedding

    Sarah
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Katia and Darren are Maltese natives and planned their Gatsby-inspired wedding in Valletta, Malta. I love that Katia’s mom made her stunning wedding dress and the bridal party’s dresses – beautiful! / Images by Nordica Photography. From the couple: “Weddings in Malta normally consist of a ceremony in a church or chapel and then a stand-up reception right after. We chose Santa Katerina D’Italia in Valletta which was recently restored, as we thought it would be nice that Katia walks to the chapel since it was only around 400m away from her home if the weather…
 
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  • Meredyth and Brian and Olive’s Charlotte Engagement photos

    Critsey Rowe
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Meredyth and Brian go together like peanut butter & jelly, milk & cookies, a wink & a smile. Yes, they totally are made for each other. You know how I know? Because they look at each other and instantly smile, relax and make each other giggle. Besides their love for one another they love their furr baby Olive with so much unconditional love it melts my heart. I always ask the bride and groom what they love about each other and I admit I got a little teary when I read how much Brian adores their pooch Olive. Question for the GROOM: What things do you love the most about her? Not…
  • Brianne + Matt Charlotte Engagement Photos

    Critsey Rowe
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Brianne and Matt met during summer camp as counselors in training at Camp Thunderbird. Camp Thunderbird will always have a special place in their hearts not only because they met and fell in love there but because they built many strong lasting relationships with true friends while attending camp. Brianne and Matt are best friends who fell in love. They love to poke fun at each other and play, but at the end of the day they are truly romantics at heart.  Here is a peek at their engagement photos:  
  • Brigitte and Geoff Published!

    Critsey Rowe
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    I always love when my sweet clients get published! Congrats on your engagement feature in Carolina Bride!
  • Katie’s Duke Mansion Wedding Bridal photos

    Critsey Rowe
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Oh emm gee!!! I love bridal sessions and to add icing on my cake, getting to photograph a gorgeous bride at the ever so beautiful Duke Mansion Estate makes my day! Here is a sneak peek: Flowers: Lily Greenthumb Hair/Makeup: Kymm Mclean (Who’s the Fairest) Wedding Dress Designer: Vera Wang (purchased at Wedding Salon of Manhasset in NY) Veil and accessories: Hair pin purchased at J Majors Bridal Boutique Brides Shoes: Purchased from Nordstrom Wedding Photographer Critsey Rowe
  • Tunisia and Marrin’s Charlotte Engagement Photos

    Critsey Rowe
    27 May 2014 | 9:33 am
    Tunisia and Marrin live in Dallas (no, not Dallas NC) Dallas Texas! They are getting married in Charlotte this year and I cannot wait! We did their engagement session in uptown Charlotte at 5:45AM so we could beat the heat. It was a perfectly cool and beautiful morning and the city is such a gorgeous backdrop for romantic photos. Here is a sneak peek…
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  • Wrap your loving tenticals around Concertina Press' oceanic wedding invitations

    Megan Finley
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Our sponsor Concertina Press is back and giving me a fresh case of the "wish I hads." That's because Concertina Press makes the most gorgeous wedding invitations with fish, sharks, and octopodes — oh my! Get your snorkels and flippers on, and let's submerge ourselves into the aquarium of wonders that is Concertina Press' nautical stationery…   Pufferfish Thank You Notes The Concertina Press shop is a one-woman production, owned and operated by Ruth Bleakley, who does it all for the love of "old fashioned nautical illustrations, and creating…
  • Orange is the new wedding shoe

    Ariel Meadow Stallings
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Sure fine — it's Halloween today, so it's extra seasonally appropriate to share orange wedding shoes. But let's be clear on this: orange wedding shoes are for any day, and every day. Our own Megan wore orange shoes at her beach wedding, so I know for fact that they look awesome on everyone from autumnal brides looking to match the leaves, to destination brides looking to match the sunset. I've included lots of flats here, as well. Let's dive in… A.sasmakepage:link { COLOR: 0054EE; FONT: 12px Verdana; text-decoration : underline; } A.sasmakepage:visited {…
  • Megan & Marshall's intimate, gothic, and spooky wedding

    Offbeat Editors
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK! Photos by Lisa Garnett, Playful Moments Photography The Offbeat Bride: Megan Her offbeat partner: Marshall, Tattoo Artist Date and location of wedding: Homeport Historic B&B, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada — October 19, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We both have always loved Halloween. We knew when we discussed the idea of getting married it would be in the fall with costumes and a spooky…
  • Don't let these 10 wedding photographer pet peeves mess with your photos

    Mike Allebach
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Remember Mike Allebach's 12 things wedding photographers want to tell you, but can't? He's back with more photographer confessions that could help you avoid hating your wedding pics. All photos by Mike Allebach Wedding-day snafus don't just stress out the couple — they can also affect your photographer's ability to get those amazing photos you've envisioned. Wedding photographers have a lot of insight into what makes a wedding day run smoothly, so I polled a handful of longtime pros to find out their biggest pet peeves and the stress-relieving fixes. 1. The…
  • A Dia de los Muertos wedding for the whole family

    Chris Wolfgang
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Photos by Mandy Fierens Photography Kristin and Jon celebrated El Dia de los Muertos a bit early last year on a rainy day in late October. The couple got married at the Round Corner Cantina in Pennsylvania, surrounded by little cacti in pots, tiny skulls, and a particularly spooky cake. Most of these details you'll see in the photos are El Dia de los Muertos or Mexican artifacts that Kristin and Jon already had in their home. Both Kristin and Jon had been married before, so this small, relatively informal celebration wrapped up a few key wishes: one venue that had everything from drinks…
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  • Weddings in a Social Media Age [Infographic]

    Katie
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    A very cool inforgraphic Source: Ocean Sands Hotel The post Weddings in a Social Media Age [Infographic] appeared first on Wedding Planning Ideas by WeddingFanatic.
  • Fun Bride and Groom Info Cards for Reception Tables

    Katie
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Many brides look for things to put on their reception tables that will keep their guests occupied and provide entertainment for “down times” during the reception. Today, we’re bringing you a fantastic idea that will not only entertain your guests but provide them with a little more information about the bride and groom! Bride and Groom Info Cards The idea is to have a card on the table that has information about the bride and groom – his information printed on one side and hers on the other. The cards can then be placed in a photo holder or place card holder and put on the table for…
  • Bridal Shower Guest Book: Advice for the Bride

    Katie
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    The bridal shower is a wonderful opportunity for the bride to get together with her family and best girlfriends to celebrate the upcoming wedding. Mementos from the bridal shower will always have a special meaning for the bride, and today we have a wonderful idea for a bridal shower guest book that the bride will cherish for years to come. What You Will Need A Blank Decorative Book Creating the Guest Book Make this guest book super special, because your guests will be signing the pages with their best pieces of advice for a happy wedding. This advice is meant specifically for the bride, as…
  • Wedding Dress Fittings: Who Should You Bring?

    Katie
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Brides who will soon be attending wedding dress fittings often wonder who they should bring with them. The first people to spring to mind are probably your mom, sisters, best friends, bridesmaids, etc. However, wedding experts might have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to choosing one or more people to accompany you. jennifer pritchard bridal Going Alone vs. Bringing Someone Most experts do not recommend that you go alone when it comes to dress fittings. There are a few different reasons for this. First and foremost, you want to have the opinion of someone you trust fully, so you…
  • Beautiful DIY Wedding Cones at Virtually No Cost

    Katie
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding, a formal wedding or a whimsical theme, we have a great DIY project that costs virtually nothing. These wedding cones are meant to hold confetti that guests can toss at the end of the ceremony. Don’t worry – this is an easy project and looks absolutely amazing. What You’ll Need: An old or damaged book that you can salvage the pages from. Magazines, scrapbook paper, colored paper – to make confetti from. Glue and scissors. How to Create Them: Start by removing several book pages, making sure they come out cleanly and straight. Each page will…
 
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  • Vintage Wedding by Significant Events of Texas

    theD
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    It’s time for today’s pretty parade to make a little pit stop in Texas for a rainy day, vintage celebration by Significant Events of Texas and Capture Studios. A marvelous mix of bold colors and a rustic vibe, this fabulous fete is like sunshine on a cloudy day. You can’t go wrong with a little sunshine of that sort, so be sure to soak up the full gallery of lovely images. It’s the SMP version of vitamin D. View full article The post Vintage Wedding by Significant Events of Texas appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • Saba and Sayed’s Wedding Featured in Special Events Magazine

    theD
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    See the full view The post Saba and Sayed’s Wedding Featured in Special Events Magazine appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • Lee Elizabeth Ferguson & Naser Nayeb on DWeddings

    theD
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Lee was working part-time at a cigar shop over the holidays and Naser was a regular customer. The pair struck up a friendship and remembered one another when their paths crossed again five years later. Naser noticed Lee and a friend chatting in one of the cigar shops he owned and asked Lee to join him for dinner at Javier’s. They became close friends over the next few years and finally found themselves in love. With Lee constantly traveling as a flight attendant, they didn’t get to see one another much so she left the airlines to work for Naser’s company full time. They were engaged…
  • Speaking Engagements

    theD
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Currently Speaking on the Following Topics Managing and Marketing to Millennials In this seminar, attendees will learn more about the Millennial generation such as their learning styles, how they receive and process information, expectations they have of themselves and those they work with, and what sales and communication strategies work best when managing this generation as employees and when securing their business as clients. Strategies and Challenges for Adding Corporate Events to Your Portfolio In this seminar, attendees will learn about the ins and outs of producing corporate events…
  • Successes and Challenges in Adding Corporate Events to your Portfolio

    theD
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    In May 2014, Meredith spoke for the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners on the topic of “Successes and Challenges in Adding Corporate Events to your Portfolio.” The post Successes and Challenges in Adding Corporate Events to your Portfolio appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
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  • Halloween 2014

    emilie
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    After a week of keeping the kids home from school fighting icky illness ('tis the season?!), we headed out to participate in our first official family Halloween. Our road doesn't have trick-or-treating (I know) so we drove a few miles to Falmouth Foreside to join the neighborhood parade we've been hearing about since we moved to this area. Will and Clara, dressed as a ghost and a cow (their choices, thank you etsy!), cautiously spied their costumed counterparts at the beginning noting their favorites (a horse, a grown-up Elmo, a taco dog). As we rolled along, both shed any shyness and eagerly…
  • autumn elopement of Heidi and Dan at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth

    whitney
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Heidi and Dan thought they were going to marry in Maine alone, but Heidi's dad Rich got wind of the nuptials and expressed his desire for wanting to be present for such a big moment.  Dan's mom Nancy and dad Mike were just as interested in being present.  And of course Heidi's mom Dru didn't want to be left out either.  So all four made the trip out from Ohio to Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth to witness Heidi and Dan wed -- a momentous occasion after dating for 11 years, starting at the end of their senior year of high school.  Heidi and Dan love the fall season and…
  • Katie and Ben at the York Golf and Tennis Club

    emilie
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    I first met Katie eight (!) years ago when her brother Nat married sweet Jess at Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts. I was newly engaged and remember soaking up the events of the wedding day in a new light. Both of us married and with two children each now, it was fun to reconnect again with so many familiar faces in attendance.The day started at the Sheraton in Portsmouth for prep, everyone keeping a close eye on what was happening outside. Would it rain? Would it be sunny? Oh, what would be the fate for this outdoor ceremony? After shouldering everyone's opinions, Katie ultimately…
  • East End Beach fall family portrait in Portland

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    I first photographed this family when Sela was a baby and sweet parents Susan and Chris doted lovingly over their daughter. Then along came little brother William, who I had the pleasure of meeting when he, too, was a baby. We convened for another session when both were a bit older, and mobile, and raced around a favorite park near Portsmouth. This year they came to my favorite park in Portland for pictures at the East End Beach. Different location, but the racing around was the same. It felt so familiar to be calling "William, be careful on the dock!" "William, please wait for me!" lol.
  • private island engagement session off the coast of Boothbay Harbor

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Ruth and Dana picked me up at the public dock in Boothbay Harbor on their whaler with their pooch Whaler. We cruised out to nearby Squirrel Island, a private residential island where their wedding will take place next year. They gave me a walking tour of this magical place, pointing out tidbits of history of the houses we passed, overlooks, paths and filled me in on wedding details. It was a wonderful way to get to know these two better, who have known one another since they were little, both summering on the island their whole lives. Counting down the days until I can return with them next…
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  • Social Hour!

    Elizabeth Greene
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The weekend’s practically here, but before we all jet off to indulge in our candy cravings, we’d like to partake in a little “Social Hour” – SMP style. Let’s take a look back on all the sweet things that caught your interest this week on Pinterest and Instagram, from cakes almost too amazing to cut, to dresses we can’t stop swooning. It’s Friday, so come back for seconds if you want; we won’t tell. Most Loved Photos From The WeekView Slideshow ONGOING GIVEAWAYS Doie Lounge Robe Joanna August Color Contest $500 Noritake Gift Card $200…
  • White-on-White Santa Monica Winter Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Now that your Halloween sugar high is in full effect, we decided to round out this Friday with one of the prettiest white-on-white weddings we’ve ever come across. It’s what happens when My Bride Story takes the style reigns for a day anchored in classic design + glam winter whites, and the captures from Erin Hearts Court? Well, they’re the kind of photos that’ll remain timeless forever. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsWinterSettingsHotelStylesGlamorous From The Bride…Jon and I met in Santa Monica on Carmageddon weekend when the 405 was…
  • Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration

    Michelle Hoover
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    If I’m being honest, “elegance” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of a Halloween shoot. But thanks to the style-driven vision of Heather Benge Events, we’re proving this spooky-scary holiday can lend some pretty gorgeous inspiration for the Big Day and beyond. F. Dellit Designs put together the blooms, For Heavens Cake crafted the sweets, and Awake Photography snapped the goodies here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsFIELDStylesHalloween From Heather Benge Events… For this inspiration shoot, I…
  • An Ode to Halloween: Our Favorite Black Gowns

    Abby Capalbo
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Truth be told, we struggle with Halloween around these parts. Spooky and scary doesn’t always equal stylish. BUT we will never turn away a good reason to celebrate, so today, in honor of this ghoulish holiday, we will raise our goblets filled with witches brew (aka champagne) to some of the most stunning black gowns you ever did see on SMP. We promise they’ll give you the good kind of chills. Our Favorite Black Gowns View Slideshow   © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | Comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Round-Ups, The Blog
  • 11 Beaded Dresses to Love

    Emily Silverman
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A bride’s wedding day is her chance to look exceedingly glamorous, and there’s no better way to stand out from the crowd than with a gown dripping in beads. A beaded gown makes a bride sparkle for her walk down the aisle and always looks luxurious. With so many lovely choices out there, we pulled together 11 of our favorites from our amazing new Look Book! 11 of the Best Beaded DressesView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 3 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Fall, Seasonal Wedding Trend, The Blog, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Fashion,…
 
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  • Real Engagements: Carla & Christopher

    Lauren
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This adorable engagement session is chock-full of sweet sentimental details. Christopher and Carla are high school sweethearts who will be tying the knot on October 16, 2015, after being engaged for three years (long distance!). Christopher, who is currently in the Marine Corps, and his beautiful bride-to-be channeled their teenage selves for a vintage, 40′s […]Real Engagements: Carla & Christopher
  • Mod Trim Wedding Inspiration Board

    Julie
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re so happy to have one of our designers Stacey Day on the blog today. Stacey is sharing her inspiration behind her Mod Trim wedding invitation along with some gorgeous wedding inspiration for your big day. These beautiful modern wedding invitations are part of a full matching suite that features response cards, enclosure cards, and […]Mod Trim Wedding Inspiration Board
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  • Wedding Trend - Milk Bottle Vases (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Need to save a buck or two in the wedding decoration area? Try using glass milk bottles as your centerpiece vases at your reception. You can also line these glass milk bottles up along your aisle to add some floral touches. The awesome thing about glass milk bottles is that you can do anything you want with them. You can add ribbon to the outside, fill them with sand, or add candles. Whatever the theme of your wedding this nifty glass milk bottle DIY project will probably fit into your style and budget! Photo courtesy of Traditional Flower
  • Wedding Tip - Wedding Day Makeup How To's (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to know how to hide those unwanted blemishes? Dark circles? Or redness? We can help with these basic wedding day makeup how to's! For those unwanted blemishes, try hiding them with a pointed brush dipped into tacky concealer and tap over a pimple and tap with finger to blend. To diminish dark circles, smooth shadow-banishing highlighter onto inner corners of your eyes. Then use your finger to blend a thick cover up into the curve beneath your eye. Last but not least, to reduce redness, use licorice root extract on your skin, then press foundation over redness prone areas with a sponge.
  • Wedding Tip - Show Your Flowers, Not Your Stems (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Be careful! Hold your bouquet away from your dress, especially when youâ??re nervous and walking down the aisle. Not only is it better for photos to see the flowers verses the stems of the bouquet, but you also wonâ??t stain your dress with pollen.Tip and photo provided by The Memory Journalists
  • Wedding Tip - Photobooth mustaches (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all know how much fun a wedding phootobooth is! Probably the best thing about a wedding photobooth is that you get the picture right then and there for you to keep and put on your fridge when you get home. One of my favorite ideas I have seen lately for a wedding photobooth is a fake mustache. There is not one generic mustache. There are actually many to pick from! You have your short mustache, your handle bars, and even a long twirly mustache! These pictures are especially funny when Grandma tries the mustache of her choice! Try Profinish Design Photobooth for an amazing photobooth and…
  • Wedding Tip - See the Reception Venue Before Your Guests (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ask your coordinator or site coordinator to let you view the reception before your guests enter. It is amazing to see all of your dreams and time devoted to the design of your wedding come to fruition. It will literally take your breath away, bring a tear, and give you goose bumps all at once.Tip provided by Arcularius EventsPhoto provided by Profinish Design
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  • Halloween Wedding Sweets & Treats

    Sarah
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    The best part about a Halloween wedding?  The sugar, of course!  You can keep all of your creepy masks and fake blood, for me, Halloween is all about the delicious treats. And at a wedding, the sweets are guaranteed to be that much greater! Above, this very chic black and white sweet table celebrates the holiday with bat toppers and mini-pumpkins. If you are planning on having a sweet table/candy bar serve as your favors, let guests box up their stash in modern version of trick-or-treats bags (below).Whether you are having a Halloween wedding or bridal shower, these simple recipes will…
  • Instagram Lately | October Snapshots from Our Feed

    Anne
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Happy Halloween! We hope you have some fun plans for the holiday weekend — preferably ones that involve a whole lot of candy and maybe a few really adorable trick-or-treaters (or, you know, a party and costumes of your own). In the meantime, you should check out this engagement session for loads of fall-inspired goodness and then, if you aren’t already, follow us on Instagram for daily wedding planning tips, tricks and inspiration. Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve been sharing lately!Happy planning!
  • mywedding Recipe of the Week: Lobster Colorado

    Sarah
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    The perfect recipe for a romantic dinner in. Thanks to allrecipes for sharing!Ingredients: 4 (8 ounce) beef tenderloin filets salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup butter, divided 1 teaspoon OLD BAY® Seasoning 8 ounces lobster tail, cleaned and choppedDirections:Set oven to broil at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).Sprinkle tenderloins with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Wrap each filet with bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place on a broiling pan, and broil to desired doneness, about 8 to 10 minutes per side for medium rare.While tenderloins are…
  • Wedding Dress Shopping: When You Don’t Have a “Say Yes To The Dress” Moment

    Sammy Mills
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Wedding dress shopping – even as a bride to be this phrase made me giggle inside, maybe it was the surreal thought that I was picking out the most beautiful dress that I was ever going to wear paired with the fact that I was so inexperienced at this whole wedding planning thing that it was funny. Shopping for my own wedding dress was awesome but also a tad strange. Even after I started pinning all of my favorite dresses, designers, styles and cuts, being reminded that I really was picking out my wedding dress made me feel giddy and anxious. Every wedding dress shopping experience is unique…
  • Wedding Dress Trend 2014: Shoulder and Neckline Accents

    Sarah
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Among the many trending wedding dress details of the moment are accents around the shoulder and neckline.  With gorgeous beading,  delicate flutter sleeves, floral appliques, or modern improvisations on the bolero jacket, these wedding dresses will inspire you!Above, these straps turn into swaths of beading running along the wide shoulder straps and down a statement back.  For those brides that are bustier, dresses with detailed and wider straps give you more options for the foundation garments under your gown (because pretty can also be practical).  Like the dress above, this wedding…
 
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  • Glamorous Pink and Gold Summer Garden Wedding in Connecticut

    Caitlin
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Cristina and Jeff were married at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Conn. on June 28. Only 16 months after the proposal in the Italian Alps. “It was one of those vacations where you wonder how life could possibly get any better at that particular moment,” Cristina said. “The third day in, we were skiing . . . the sun was shining and the sky was the bluest blue. Jeff asked if I wanted to take a photo at the highest point of the mountain. So, we walked over to the edge and no sooner could I turn around for the camera, he was down on one knee. It was unexpected, but I had been…
  • 10 Scary Things That Can Happen During Wedding Planning (And How To Deal!)

    Caitlin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Happy Halloween! We celebrated yesterday at WeddingWire headquarters with an array of creative costumes from Hungry, Hungry Hippos to Pigs in a Blanket and Cards Against Humanity to Michael Jackson and Robin Williams (R.I.P.). Scary, right? Only if it’s an engaged couple whose planning has turned into a nightmare. Before you unwrap any candy bars to soothe your sorrows, learn how to deal with these 10 tricky (and treaty) situations here. The post 10 Scary Things That Can Happen During Wedding Planning (And How To Deal!) appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Intimate Retro Summer Loft Wedding in Illinois

    Caitlin
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Allie and Bryan were married at Kitchen Chicago in Chicago, Ill. on August 2. “It was the only place we actually saw in person,” Allie said. “It had the vibe we wanted and a price that fit! And all the vendors were who we wanted, which helps when on a budget.” The bride wore a strapless chiffon a-line wedding gown with a notch neckline, accessorized with a jeweled sash and a pair of comfy TOMS slip-ons, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses and carried bouquets of roses, stock,…
  • 14 Things Every Wedding Guest Should Know

    Caitlin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    So, an invitation came in the mail. Mark the date on the calendar because you are going to a WEDDING in a little over or under a year! First time? Don’t fret. Our Advice Editor will tell you everything you need to know: 1. Check the wedding website before picking up the phone. 2. Book travel as far in advance as possible. 3. Consider the dress code. 4. Be on time for the shuttle bus. 5. Pay attention to announcements. Read the rest of her helpful tips here. The post 14 Things Every Wedding Guest Should Know appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Preppy Yellow Summer Hotel Wedding in New Jersey

    Caitlin
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Jessica and Charles were married in a traditional ceremony at United Methodist Chruch at New Brunswick followed by an indoor reception at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, N.J. on August 17. The bride wore a strapless fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with floral cutouts, accessorized with an ivory sash and pair of sparkly-studded Benjamin Adams peep-toe platform pumps, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessoried with a Vineyard Vines crab tie. Bridesmaids wore short satin dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, mums, berries, and dusty miller. Even the three little…
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  • Day of the Dead inspiration shoot

    Vané
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween everyone!  I’ve been holding onto this styled Day of the Dead shoot for a while until the perfect moment arrived, and its finally here!  Its the perfect pairing of pretty and pretty creepy, right?  Anyone having a Halloween themed wedding this weekend?  I’d love to hear about it! VENDORS Photographer:  Jesse Holland Photographer Makeup Artist: Alexandra Forman Artistry Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Citizen Clothing Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair by Elena Event Planner: French Kiss Events Beauty: Mille Fiori Spa Dress Store: The White Peony Floral Designer: Verbena…
  • Engagement shoot: Lynne + Richard

    Vané
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    [images from Therese Winberg]
  • Entwined event at Industry City

    Vané
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love a good industry event, and the ladies of Entwined sure know how to throw down.  Scroll down to get some great decor ideas, along with more details from co-founders Patricia & Thea! So much goes into making our clients’ vision for their wedding come to life, but what happens when the party planners themselves have to throw their own party? A whole lot of amazing, it turns out! Entwined is a New York City-based networking group for the wedding industry. Started by Thea Bloch-Neal, the accessories designer behind HushedCommotion and Patricia Kim, the wedding stationer behind…
  • Phi-Style: The Tassel Bride

    tramanh
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Temperley London dress, $2650 | Bauble Bar earrings, $32 | Sam Edelman bracelet, $50 | River Island shoes, $170 – Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Bauble Bar, River Island, Piperlime and Net-a-Porter]
  • Top 10: Gold details

    Vané
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. via Style Me Pretty | 2. Brooklyn Bride | 3. via Burke & Pryde Studio | 4. via Brooklyn Bride | 5. via The Styled Blog | 6. via JuneJoonJaxx | 7. via Green Moxie | 8. via Glamour | 9. Twigs and Honey | 10. via Fashion Bride
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    Peonies and Polaroids

  • Bluebird and the Bear does Christmas...

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    I know, I know, no one wants to think about Christmas yet, we haven't even done Halloween yet. It's October. And yet. . .There are like sixty something shopping days until Christmas which means there are forty something photographing days until Christmas. A family photo session at this time of year not only gives you lovely photos of your kids but pretty much takes care of all of your family Christmas presents. As my friend Rachel sold it to her husband last year  'you get to spend a couple of hours with Cara, we get beautiful pictures of Pip and we don't have to do Christmas…
  • Brooklyn, reccomendations

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Brooklyn; give me your lunches, your breakfasts, your dinners and your cocktails. Give me your artisanal pickles and your small batch bourbons. Give me your pierogies and your tacos, your burgers and your tapas. Your cappuccinos and your espressos, your bagels and your doughnuts. Give me indigestion and trousers that won't close.I have one week and I want to eat and drink the whole of Brooklyn and maybe a little of Manhattan too.Please can you share your best of the above with me? I know Manhattan well enough but Brooklyn is a mystery to me. I'll be staying in Park Slope but I'll be willing…
  • Thoughts, doings.

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Thank you for all of your comments on my (latest) post about the futility of blogging. I swear I don't just write them so I can hear you ask me not to quit. Well, not entirely.  I won't quit, I don't think I can. I've been writing here for almost seven years; longer than I've been married. I'm not saying that I'm more committed to my blog than my marriage, But . . .(Aside; Ellipsis. Did you know that there is supposed to be a space between each dot? I did not until my mum told me recently. We can put that up there with the fact that fresh herbs can be frozen as the most ground shaking…
  • Camping in Dorset

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    The summer holidays are over and I'm about to wake the girls up to send them back to nursery after a looong break (six weeks? eight? thirty two? I lost count a while back). It's been a really good summer holiday actually and the return to nursery sort of sneaked up on me. I have really enjoyed spending time with the girls who are not nearly as trying as they were during the easter holiday, which nearly killed me. It helps that they've stopped trying to kill each other. For a while (about six months) we were woken every day by their fighting before they had even got out of bed and it just…
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    22 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    Asa Millholm I think instagram might have ruined blogging. It's so easy and immediate, whenever I think of something that I might want to say here I realise I've already said in small drip, drip, drips on instagram. I don't know that everyone who reads here also follows me there (@caratakesphotos, just so you know), or the other way around, so I'm not actually sure how much I would be repeating myself, but I do know that this blog is starting to feel somewhat... redundant. And yet, I still feel the urge to put it all in one place, to tell stories that are more than just one picture, one…
 
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  • Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Inspired 1st Birthday

    jenn s.
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®The phrase “truly spectacular party” was mentioned to me in a recent email, and even though that email was totally unrelated to this post, that phrase is all I could think about while working on it…Patty Smith of Sweet Treat Stands definitely didn’t miss a beat with this first birthday party for her youngest son, Sawyer, starting with the oh-so-fitting theme of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin“. And from the incredibly artistic woodworking details to the storybook-inspired sweets and gorgeous outdoor location…
  • Spooky-Chic Halloween Wedding Inspiration {Round Up}

    jenn s.
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Only one more day until All Hallows’ Eve (yay!), and since most of you have probably either already satisfied your sweet tooth or are about to do it in a big way tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to TREAT you to a different sort of Halloween feast today…So, Inspired By This is here with a round up of creative styling ideas for those of you looking to infuse a little Halloween or Day of the Dead inspired flair into your big day. From stationery suites to bridal fashion & tablescapes, read on for a festive – and calorie-free – dose of spooky +…
  • Rustic-Modern Superhero Party {+ Clever DIY Photo Booth}

    jenn s.
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®There may be a slew of familiar-looking emblems flying around this party, but I think the real hero of Jett’s Rustic-Modern Superhero Birthday Party is the hefty dose of creativity and STYLE it brings!Let’s start with the super awesome distressed wooden signs, shall we? Seriously L.O.V.E. the look of those… as well as the fact that they’re not something you see everyday when it comes to superhero birthday themes. Fresh ideas to the rescue! Then let’s talk about the cool superhero graphics and paper details from Posh Paperie, (which are…
  • Win a Golden Ticket to BASH Conference 2015!

    tonya
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hostess with the Mostess® Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’ve got some fun news to share today! Have you heard all the buzz about the 1st annual BASH Conference?  It’s the premiere conference specifically for Party & Event Planners and Party Bloggers, and it’s coming to Phoenix, Arizona January 15-17, 2015, featuring some of the biggest names in the party world.Tickets are on sale now at BashConference.com but today we are excited to announce that one lucky HWTM reader will receive a FREE Golden Ticket to BASH. ($350 value!) Enter for your chance…
  • Crafty & Modern Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party

    jenn s.
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®CHOO CHOO… tons of crafty train party ideas coming though! From a homemade cardboard train (complete with steam engine!) dubbed the “Z-Express” to clever train-inspired names for the food & drinks, Zachary’s mom, Jennifer, put so much creativity into his Train Themed 2nd Birthday Party. I’m pretty excited to see our Hostess INK “All Aboard” Party Collection incorporated here too! ;)Read on to check out all the of the playful details, as beautifully captured by Olivia Richards Photography.PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out…
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  • Welcome To The Weekend

    Erin
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Halloween! This week was a dream filled with gorgeous inspiration—we are still swooning over this organically beautiful styled shoot and yesterday’s Old World-inspired bridal shoot! While we spent countless hours lost in the beauty of wedding after wedding, we also found ourselves so inspired by last-minute ideas for the spooky holiday! We hope today brings you more treats than tricks, and as we say farewell to October, we hope you have an amazing weekend ahead! {Images by Matthew Ree Photography via Burnett’s Boards} A few of our favorites from the week: Love the chic…
  • Romantic Old-World Bridal Inspiration

    Ami
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sophisticated and ethereal, this inspiration shoot is all about Old World elegance. Joy Proctor brought the glamour and mystery of the Middle East to life, with lanterns, hand lettering from Julie Song Ink, and fabulous gold jewelry to pair with an absolutely stunning Amanda Wakeley gown. An elegant bouquet of green hellebores—tied with Silk & Willow ribbon—is an unexpected and unique choice, the soft petals perfectly contrast with the gown’s geometric beading and Kalyn’s dramatic hair and makeup by Luna Bella. We are utterly in love with these gorgeous images from Kina…
  • Modern Desert Wedding

    Ami
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Less is most certainly more in this gorgeous contemporary Arizona wedding from Amy & Jordan Photography! Cactus Flower worked with Allie and Jon to create a modern, chic wedding at DC Ranch. After an outdoor ceremony on the lawn, guests moved into the Regale where they were met by simple but dramatic tables with centerpieces of long-stemmed white roses and black linens and gold chivari chairs. Pale pink J.Crew bridesmaids dresses softened the palette, and we are in love with Alli’s dramatic Allure Bridals gown. Enjoy each and every gorgeous image from Amy & Jordan Photography,…
  • Aspen Fall Wedding

    Ami
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Courtney and Shawn’s wedding at The Little Nell is pure Colorado magic. Though it snowed the next day, their September wedding could not have fallen on a more gorgeous, sunny day. The couple chose bright fall colors to pop against the lush green mountains and worked with the wonderful Lauryl Lane and Virginia of Bluebird Productions to create a beautiful, warm setting amongst the pines and in the dramatic ballroom. Centerpieces of aspen trees and an assortment of fall blooms (loving those orange tulips!) graced the tables and brought the fall foliage indoors. We adore the laid-back…
  • Natural + Earthy Wedding Inspiration

    Ami
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Set along the banks of the Coosawattee River at 2400 On The River, this earthy and elegant inspiration shoot from Blue Eyed Yonder is inspired by the beauty of pottery and ceramics. Florals by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio in rich fall tones of garnet, burgundy, and plum perfectly complement the ceramic-inspired neutral color palette. Soft and graceful elements, like the Jenny Packham gown from Kelly’s Closet and swashes of white calligraphy on dove gray paper by Ashley Buzzy McHugh, are reminiscent of the soft lines of molded clay. We love the juxtaposition of texture and colors in…
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  • Happy Halloween and 168 Hours and Happy Weekend!

    Kathryn
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Vintage-y looking pumpkins with party hats.   Happy Halloween! Today I’m taking my little firefly to a party to show off her cuteness (big thanks to my mom for putting her creative costume skills to work yet again). I’m terrible when it comes to dressing up, so I’ll probably just draw some whiskers on with eyeliner and go as a black cat (need this last minute cat ear headband!). You guys… you’re probably going to find this shocking but… my life really doesn’t look anything like my Pinterest. I have all these grand ideas of constant crafting…
  • Words to Love By No. 9 :: A successful marriage requires…

    Kathryn
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin   Calligraphy by Meghan K. Sadler for Snippet & Ink.
  • Meet Our Sponsors!

    Christina
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for. Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura. Film wedding photographer, Christina McNeill. Poetic Modern Jewelry from Betsey Sook. Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press. Unique engagement rings from Metalicious. Whimsical calligraphy and custom illustration from Trial By Cupcakes Vintage…
  • Kathryn Loves… a Rainbow of Vintage Engagement Rings

    Kathryn
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    All of those candy colored ring boxes from The Mrs. Box had me dreaming of candy colored engagement rings – vintage of course! So I’ve rounded up some of the yummiest vintage engagement rings I could find… Purple, Red, Yellow Stones 1. “Aliya” Smoky Quartz Ring from Brilliant Earth / 2. Art Decor Purple Sapphire Ring via 1stdibs / 3. Victorian Purple Spinel Ring via 1stdibs / 4. Art Deco Amethyst and Pearl Ring via 1stdibs / 5. Fancy Brown Diamond Ring via 1stdibs / 6. “Auden” Red Garnet Ring from Brilliant Earth / 7.
  • Massachusetts Wedding at Quonquont Farm :: Maura & Aidan

    Christina
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When we started asking brides and grooms for more information about their weddings, with the hope of offering even more inspiration to our dear readers, I was a little afraid that no one would want to take the time to share so much! I have been pleasantly surprised by all of the amazing stories we’ve received, like this thoughtful wedding from Maura and Aidan. Not only did they share tons of information about their planning and the day, they also shared their full budget breakdown and wedding ceremony! Get ready to be inspired to create a beautiful, meaningful wedding day… SEE…
 
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  • Farewell Friday

    Ritzy Bee
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dearest readers: As you may know, we’ve never been big on wordy posts or personal details here at the Ritzy Bee blog…pretty pictures with (often ridiculous) puns yes…but pouring our heart out to you…never. Today’s post is different because with a very bittersweet click of “publish” this will be our last post…exactly 2,130 posts after our first back in 2008. We've spent thousands of hours doting on content and have absolutely LOVED every minute of creating a site that has been a creative outlet for things we see we love and an extension of our own brand’s aesthetic and…
  • the bee's knees

    Ritzy Bee
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    These details create such a sweet buzz... Photo credits: 1 Maggie Austin Cake via Washingtonian Bride & Groom 2 Lulie Wallace 3 Style Me Pretty 4 Happy Menocal + Marcy Blum Events via Vogue 5 Washingtonian Bride & Groom
  • details we are loving

    Ritzy Bee
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hello Monday and friends...hope you had a wonderful + cozy weekend! We adore these perfectly on point details from our dearest friend, the endlessly talented Calder Clark Designs + Christian Oth Photography... Decoration perfection with these gorgeous couches, tables and pillows...we wouldn't cocktail hour to end!  A perfect palette of greens on this paneled escort card board with boxwood wreaths and garlands for texture perfection! Talk about raising the bar...the access from all sides of this gorgeous bar is a must!  
  • Thankfall

    Ritzy Bee
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Thank goodness for such pretty and subtle Fall details... Photo credits: 1 Lulie Wallace 2 Side Show Press 3 Jen Fariello via Style Me Pretty 4 Tec Petaja + Calder Clark Designs
  • frock star

    Ritzy Bee
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    These gowns totally get a standing ovation... Photo credits: 1 British Vogue 2 Oscar de la Renta 3 Monique Lhuillier 4 Elie Saab 5 Ritzy Bee Events & Jennifer Hughes Photography
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    Beautiful Bridal

  • Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

    Beautiful Bridal
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    So warm, so inviting...so you.  You don't need a doctorate in design, just a passing knowledge of the amazing transformation taking place every September through November - maple trees that dazzle us with shades of chestnut brown, antique bronze, copper and crimson red.  It's a lousy time to be indoors.  No lovely leaves to decorate with?  Below is a weathered piece of wood, serving as a simple rustic platter for a variety of golden pillars and candles, fresh wheat, and green and purple grapes.  I would also add huckleberry branches with…
  • Personalized Origami Flowers

    Beautiful Bridal
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    My favorite find on Etsy today - personalized origami flowers - dipped in champagne gold acrylic paint and embellished (inside and out) with your names, the date of your wedding or anniversary, and the sweetest words you ever heard him say, "I love you." Have this set of five origami flowers - two large and three petite - finished in the center with beautiful cream, black or gold pearls. Button centers, also available, add a rustic touch. These don't have stems, and this charming set of five will cost you $28. Don't want to spend that kind of cash on paper flowers? They are incredibly easy…
  • Iced Pumpkin Cookies

    Beautiful Bridal
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Iced pumpkin cookies - add these to your collection of favorite fall desserts.  Made with canned pumpkin puree, a low calorie (one cup has 83 calories) and high fiber food.  God knows getting enough daily fiber is like climbing Mt. Everest in your bare feet.  To make this pumpkin recipe much quicker, substitute three teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice (a flavorful blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and aromatic allspice - all in one little tin can) and ice your cookies with canned cream cheese icing.Iced Pumpkin Cookies2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon…
  • Eco Friendly Wedding Decorations

    Beautiful Bridal
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Eco friendly wedding decorations - look at all the gorgeous green ideas I found today before lunch. Who would have thought a bright green can, the former home to hot and spicy jalapeno salsa could make such a charming place card/wedding favor? Here's how to make a hanging light bulb planter to hold beautiful baby's breath, burgundy and pale pink flowers as shown below. Best of all are The Birds of the World, eco-friendly wedding garland, made from vintage world atlases. There are 12 double-sided birds (length of garland is one meter or 40 inches). Each bird measures approximately 4.5"…
  • Orchid Boutonnieres

    Beautiful Bridal
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Orchid boutonnieres - created with an exotic and unusual flower that evokes a sense of refinement and to the ancient Greeks - virility. And that isn't the only sexy thing about ordinary orchids. In the Middle Ages, orchids were used as aphrodisiacs and were mixed and measured into overpriced love potions. Knights and noblemen couldn't get enough potion or passion. Aztec Indians, big strong studs who also thought orchids made them better lovers, extracted vanilla from the flower and drank it morning, noon and night. So there you have it. Guys are a lot more interested in fresh flowers than…
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  • A Couple in Love at Home

    Mary McLeod
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    We’re constantly sharing stories of engagements and weddings, but today, we have something a little bit different. Every couple has a different perspective on love and commitment, and some couples choose to express their commitment in different ways. Read more from this couple on why they don’t plan on getting married. Love has a different definition to everyone. From the couple: Matt and I met playing college soccer together. From the moment we met, we were immediately drawn to one another energy. It was magnetic, intoxicating. At the time we were both in relationships and stayed…
  • Top Featured Wedding Arches

    Mary McLeod
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today, we’re excited to show you our favorite wedding arches (and variation of arches) that we’ve featured on Once Wed! An arch is the perfect way to create a focal point for your ceremony and frame your photos in an elegant and timeless way. 1. (Pictured above) This elaborate arch was constructed in an old Hacienda in Mexico, and we love all of the hanging florals that created a perfect centerpiece for this old brick building. See the entire feature here. 2. (Pictured Below) We’re still so in love with this DIY Lilac Arch from Sarah Winward earlier this summer! 3. The next…
  • How to Find Linens for your Wedding

    Mary McLeod
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Sourcing design elements for your wedding on your own is one of the most difficult aspects of wedding planning. But sourcing your own decor, like linens, is a great way to save a little money when planning your own wedding. So, if you decide you want to source everything on your own, where do you begin? You may ask yourself “Where do my favorite designers rent linens?” or “Where can I find beautiful linens that match my aesthetic?”. Well, we’ve asked the experts- Ginny Au and Amy Osaba, and we have a few places for you to start! Some of our favorite linen…
  • Ginny Au European Workshop Part II

    Mary McLeod
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Imagine waking up on your wedding day in a French chateau and foraging the grounds for your own wedding flowers. You invite your closest friends and family to join you for an intimate dinner after a sweet and simple ceremony. Wearing a vintage gown and veil, you cherish every moment of your wedding day at your childhood home. This is the story that Ginny Au and her attendees dreamt up during the first two days of her workshop in Dordogne, France, and working together, they made this dream come to life. From Ginny Au: These beautiful images from Erich McVey are the second stage of the…
  • Ginny Au European Workshop Part I

    Mary McLeod
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    This September, a group of very lucky designers, photographers, florists, and dreamers made the journey to France to learn the art of the creative process from Ginny Au, Ginny Branch, Katie Decker, and Sarah Winward. For those who attended, Ginny’s Creative Process Workshop was simply a dream. Tucked away in the countryside of Dardogne, France, this group of women learned how to embrace their creativity, individual talents, and work with their surroundings. And to make the workshop even more special, Ginny invited Erich McVey to capture the process and shoot the attendees’ work.
 
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    Advice and Ideas | Invitations By Dawn

  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Classic Christmas

    Julie
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    If you love the holiday season as much as you love your spouse-to-be, might I suggest a Christmas-themed wedding? This festive time of year brings an array of decor that’s perfect for setting a cozy, romantic tone for your big day. Imagine a color palette rich with deep reds, vibrant greens and snowy whites sprinkled with nature’s accessories like pine cones, berries and garland. I have some classic Christmas inspiration that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit and set the mood for romance. Introduce your color palette Give your wedding guests a sneak peak into the color…
  • Decorating with wedding wreaths

    Sarah
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    Wreaths aren’t just used for hanging on your front door during the holidays. This beautiful accessory can be incorporated into your big day to bring beauty to your ceremony and reception. Whether your wedding wreath is made up of hydrangeas and roses or is filled with baby’s breath, I’ve got a few different places you can hang this beautiful piece of decor: On doors Whether you’re getting married in a church, a country club or your own home, set the tone for your event by placing decorative wreaths on the front doors of your ceremony venue. On the chairs Hang small…
  • Wedding trend: Mixed gender wedding parties

    Heidi
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    When you think “wedding party” you probably imagine the bridesmaids and then the groomsmen. But what if you’re the bride and your best friend is a guy? Or what if the groom wants his sister to stand on his side? Feel free to break the mold with a mixed gender wedding party. Here’s how to pull it off: Choosing the right attire Obviously not all of the wedding party will be wearing dresses, but that doesn’t mean that everyone can’t look coordinated and pulled together. Select a single hue that is represented in each person’s outfit. For instance, if…
  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Winter garden

    Heidi
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Typically when you think of a whimsical garden wedding, you imagine the event taking place in the midst of spring or during the colorful summer season. But you may not want to eliminate winter as the perfect time of year for a garden wedding. This theme paves the way for a magical winter wonderland setting mixed in with light and airy florals and a whole lot of love. From your cake to your table decor and invitations, I have all the winter garden wedding inspiration you need: Set the scene with online wedding invitations You won’t find wedding stationery more perfect for your winter…
  • Style story: Boho chic

    Julie
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Brides who have an affinity for whimsical details like wildflowers, feathers and flowing dresses may want to think about a having a bohemian chic wedding theme. This style showcases the beauty of nature with a twist of glamour and modernity. Stylish stars such as Ashlee Simpson and Whitney Port have both opted to embrace a boho chic wedding theme. Get inspired by these amazing ideas for your own bohemian big day: Set the tone with wedding invitations While your save the dates don’t necessarily have to show off your wedding theme, your invites should! This Lovable Roses – Gold…
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Piper the Piping Bag!

    Anne Heap
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Piper’s debut (appropriately) as a Piping Bag to my cupcake:) Special thanks to her Auntie Em for helping me torture my daughter! Piper’s Piping Bag Costume with me {The Cupcake!} The post Piper the Piping Bag! appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • Milk and Cookies Cake!

    Anne Heap
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Milk and Cookies Birthday Cake Felicia’s son turned 5 this past weekend and the theme of the party was “Milk and Cookies”. For inspiration she sent us a photo of this cake she found on Pinterest. Spilt milk bottle with vintage straw and chocolate chip cookies The chocolate brown cake includes bottles of split milk with blue and white striped vintage straws. Chocolate chip cookies with dripping milk decorate the rest of the tiers. Flavors included pumpkin with hazelnut buttercream and blue velvet with vanilla buttercream. The post Milk and Cookies Cake! appeared first on Pink…
  • Happy Haunted House Cake

    Anne Heap
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    We’ve done several haunted house cakes over the years, but this is our first cake with a friendly theme. The Happy Haunted House Cake The friendly theme starts at the top of the cake with a cute and friendly girl witch whose sitting atop a wooden haunted house cake with a row of pumpkin jack-o-lanterns. Friendly ghosts along with tombstones, skulls and bones round out the rest of the cake’s decorations. Friendly witch atop Haunted House Cake Here’s a video I took at our shop: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRs_C0LX42c The post Happy Haunted House Cake appeared first on Pink Cake…
  • Baby Block Cake with Peonies

    Anne Heap
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    We worked with Tracie to help design this two tier baby block cake. Matching with the baby shower’s invitation, we used lavender, pink and white color pallet for the cake. The top block, which spells EMMA, is topped with a standing bottle and includes a rattle and cluster of Baby Block Cake The bottom tier includes scalloped edging with textured bands. Similar to the top tier, the block spells BABY and includes another set of peonies at the base. Rattle with cluster of peony sugar flowers The post Baby Block Cake with Peonies appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • Train Themed 2nd Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    My 3 year old son is fascinated with all things train related and would have loved this cake for his own birthday. The conductor figure on the top of this cake would likely have been his favorite part as he was a conductor last year for Halloween. 2nd Birthday Train Cake The top tier of this 2nd birthday cake includes pastel blue fondant with train car cutouts circling the tier. Inspired by this train cake from nearly four years ago, we placed brown train tracks at the base of each tier. Atop the cake sits a little boy dressed like a train engineer/conductor with light brown hair. A standing…
 
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  • why we didn’t hire a wedding planner … but wish we would have

    saundra, event engineer
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sometimes there is little debate about hiring a wedding planner BEFORE the wedding. But after the wedding it’s a different story. While this does appear to be self-serving, this was one of the most well-thought out articles that I have ever read! And I’ve read a lot on this subject. In fact, it made me stop to think, “Hey, we DO help with that”! here are a few favorite excerpts: Contrary to what I had thought, hiring a wedding planner doesn’t mean outsourcing your entire wedding; a wedding planner only handles what you want them to (support at the start to get…
  • get your wedding guests dancing …

    saundra, event engineer
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We have the coolest clients who are willing to try something, a little different. Especially when it comes to getting your wedding guests dancing! This fall we had a client, Rachel Adams Sansing, who implemented a brilliant idea on getting everyone on the dance floor. She also has a kick-ass blog, just in case you were wondering. Back to the story. the formal dances were switched up First Dance as a Couple Mother of the Groom / Son Dance went first (as everyone knows this is the last dance) Father of the Bride / Bride Dance This is when it got interesting. Shortly into the dance, the Rachel…
  • send a wedding gift if invited?

    saundra, event engineer
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Okay, quick poll … here’s the question. Do you need to send a gift if you receive an invitation to a wedding, if you are not attending? Yes! My mother always said to do this. No. In this modern age, we shouldn't have to send gifts if we cannot attend. I'm not sure. Vote View Results Total Answers 0 Total Votes 0   Just so you know, Emily Post says to send a gift whether you attend or not. I simply question, is it really relevant today? What are your thoughts? featured photo credit: pfe iphone plan on! The post send a wedding gift if invited? appeared first on evansville…
  • one week before your wedding …

    saundra, event engineer
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Listen up, my lovely clients. You’ve planned your wedding and now it is here! One week before your wedding, baby, ONE WEEK! be sure to do these five things on the last week of your wedding Make lists. Get it all out of your head and dump it onto paper, phone reminders, whatever. And share it with your wedding planner. You will forget things if they aren’t written out. Chill out. Go get a massage. Go to the movies. Work out. Do something for yourself that has nothing to do with the wedding. Large storage bin. Put it your living room and start putting all your personal wedding stuff…
  • a wedding rewind…

    saundra, event engineer
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I have the smartest and creative friends. Just take a look at my friend, Monica Richard (owner/event planner of Mon Amie Events in Indianapolis, Indiana), planned when they celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary with her husband. Seriously wish I had thought of this when I celebrated our 20th anniversary a few years ago. It was a “wedding rewind” (her coined-term). Not a vow renewal, but instead revisiting her wedding and sharing it with their children and parents. Brilliant. take a moment and watch their video: Monica & Paul’s 15th Anniversary – 4.17.14 from…
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    Ruffled

  • Halloween Oddities Inspiration Shoot

    Ashley
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    What’s Halloween without a little bit of spookiness? This styled shoot from Rach Lea Photography and Ivory and Beau takes the Spanish moss that’s native to Savannah, GA and uses it to add an eerie, almost swamp-like effect that’s perfect for All Hallows’ Eve. We love that the “groom” brought his own pets to the shoot for an unexpected treat! From the stylists, Nicole and Adrienna of Ivory and Beau: My best friend, Rachel, who is now getting married was dying to model for us and her tattoos inspired us to come up with an edgy, funky and darker wedding…
  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part Styled Wedding

    Ashley
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Halloween certainly comes with its own traditional colors – orange and black, with perhaps some purple thrown in – but we love this styled shoot focusing on the simplest palette of black and white. Analisa Joy, Couture Events, and Trendee Flowers worked their special Halloween magic on this wedding inspiration session, including a dramatic black lace gown. From the event designer, Karina of Couture Events: I was inspired by those famous vows our couples share every year. “Till Death Do Us Part” encompasses eternal romance and an evermore covenant. I wanted to combine…
  • DIY Pallet Vertical Garden

    Ashley
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    We’re tickled pink to bring you a DIY tutorial on that very incredible pallet living wall seating chart from today’s styled shoot. You can palettes for free at warehouses, and this vertical garden wall would make for a great ceremony backdrop as well. Ivory + Beau and Izzy Hudgins Photography blew us away with this one, so we’re excited to know the exact details behind the gorgeous setup! DIY Living Wall For this project, you will need: -Variety of smaller plants (minimum of 25) if doing every other (about 5 plants in each side of the row) -Shovel -Scissors -Flower cutters…
  • Bohemian Wedding Inspiration with a Botanical Twist

    Ashley
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    You can’t go wrong when you infuse bohemian style with botanical inspiration, two of our personal favorites. This styled shoot from Izzy Hudgins Photography, Ivory + Beau, and Colonial House of Flowers takes those two concepts and adds in a bit of science for some wedding inspiration that’s nothing short of magical! Stay tuned later today for a DIY project straight from this shoot. From the event designers, Ivory + Beau: For this shoot we wanted to mix and match a tree loving hippie fairy bride who loves botany, plants and the forest with a hipster nerdy science loving groom. We…
  • Glam Wedding in a Warehouse

    Ashley
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Elegant with an unexpected twist of industrial” is exactly how we would describe this wedding from Mallory + Justin Photographers. Raquel and Steve wanted a memorable wedding day in a warehouse space, and they found the ideal venue in Cleveland’s Lake Erie Building. Of course, the day wouldn’t have been complete without the floral designs from Plantscaping! From the bride, Raquel: We wanted to make sure that the wedding felt very us, and not go overboard in too many details to make sure it was just for us (which Steve was really good at making sure I didn’t get…
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  • Wedding Christmas Cards–On Sale Now!

    Heidi
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Happy Halloween ya’ll! I’ve got my Hot Tamales in hand and looking forward to diving into even deeper sugary waters throughout the day. We also get a few of the cutest trick or treaters here in the office too–which makes this day at work pretty sweet as well! Although it’s Halloween, we’re also talking Christmas Cards! Yes, they’re on sale at MagnetStreet! Now’s the time to scratch that important “to-do” right off your list. I look forward to getting holiday cards in the mail. You too? And, a personalized holiday card is a…
  • Step into Your Wedding Shoes!

    Heidi
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    If the Wedding Shoes Fit… Your wedding shoes are a big deal! They have to be comfortable, safe to walk in, as well as coordinate with your wedding style and scheme. How do you choose? If you’re just starting to look {which is always fun!} here are 12 gorgeous shoes from real weddings and real brides. From high heels to flats to peep toes and platforms, be inspired for your wedding look on your big day! What type wedding shoes will you be wearing? Pink peep toes with crystal applique from this elegant museum wedding Royal blue flats with pearl embellishments from this Napa…
  • Rustic, Fall Bridal Portrait Session

    Heidi
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Fall Bridal Portrait Session on a Louisiana Horse Farm Kristin wanted to have a bridal portrait session before her wedding day and had the idea of including horses as well. She and photographer, Erika Parker settled on this gorgeous Louisiana locale–a horse farm with lots of great textures and photo ops. The horses, stables and rustic backdrop was the perfect place to fulfill Kristin’s portrait sesh desires. Gorgeous in every way, we love the images they captured and Kristin looks absolutely stunning and ready for her big day. Congrats to our bride-to-be! Will you be having a…
  • Gorgeous {Wine-themed} Fall Engagement Photos

    Heidi
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Wine-themed Fall Engagement Photos Jack and Loan’s fall engagement photos were a sweet culmination of their long history together. They’ve known each other since they were kids–and Jack has always had a {huge!} crush on Loan. Finally as teenagers, the crush turned into something more when Jack got up the courage to present her with a rose and ask her out on Valentine’s Day. Now, over a decade later, they’re engaged to be married! We’re happy to share this sweet wine-themed e-sesh from CW Photography by Marie. Taken by a beautiful lake in Fairfield,…
  • Color Monday: Elegant Halloween Wedding Ideas

    Heidi
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Halloween Wedding Ideas + Inspiration Eek, it’s almost Halloween! Are you having a Halloween wedding, or just want to put a small, spooky spin on your event? We’ve got a few edgy + elegant Halloween wedding ideas for you that just might have you pining for a party that’s all fun {without all the frightening}. Some of the ways you can put a little edge on your elegance is through a dark color scheme as well as feathers in your attire and décor–think mystery and masquerade balls. Whimsical in nature, feathers are also a great textural element for your…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s been raving about the coffee, and they seriously weren’t exaggerating. The coffee was so good in all these charming little hipster cafes, Jeff and I were having 3-4 cups a day. Each. Probably not the healthiest choice, but it was just that good. And the food, don’t even get me started. Melbourne is so chill and laidback, so different from…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Wedding

    Lisa
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    You might know this couple from their awesome Coron, Palawan engagement session. If you do, you’d also know how much we adore these two, so I’ll just go ahead and skip that part and go straight to the part where Alicia is, by far, one of the happiest brides we have ever shot, and for this alone, I will want to hug her every time I see her for the rest of our natural lives. There is nothing in the world like a joyful bride. She’s completely enchanting. And then there’s Marc. He will always be two important things to us: the one who made it possible for me to see clearly…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Hong Kong means a lot to us and we’re usually there twice a year to shoot, so it’s pretty familiar, but Henrik and Ria showed us a Hong Kong we’ve never seen before. Well, technically, just Jeff this time. If you’ve been following the recent blog updates, I missed this trip, sadly. But I was getting updates and sneak peeks from him during breaks, it almost felt like I was there. That, and I’ve been having so much fun editing these sets! They took a few photos in the restaurant that Henrik proposed in last year. Ria sort of had an inkling that Henrik was going to…
  • Things We Love, Volume 1

    Lisa
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and experiences associated with them. Jeff and I talk about this in detail in our workshops, that finding inspiration is not about wasting time poring through countless other photographers’ work for something to copy, but about devouring other art forms that move you, actually experiencing life, and discovering yourself. Your point of view, and you as a person, are greatly influenced by what you love and…
  • Matthew and Annalyn’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

    Lisa
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Jeff had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of shoots without me last week. I had to sit this trip out because I broke my leg last month and am still recovering from the operation. (No worries, I’ll be back on my feet soon!) Hundreds of iMessages (mostly of weepy emoji faces from me because I wanted to be there, haha), two awesome shoots, and two days later, Jeff came home and gave me the hugs I needed. He’s the main photographer, and I second shoot and edit. I always love editing his shots, but his more recent work makes me want to marry him all over again. Matthew and…
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    Planning a Michigan Wedding with Pearls Events

  • Photoshoot | Vintage Bohemian

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    In this business, we always have the pleasure of working with talented, familiar vendors as well as the thrill of meeting new individuals who shine in their work in the industry. Over the past few months, we have encountered some new faces in events. So we thought, "Since we haven’t designed a photo shoot in quite awhile, why not showcase their fabulous work doing just that?"We couldn’t have picked a better day; the weather was absolutely beautiful! We selected a wooded location at the Holland Fish and Game Club, which was the perfect setting for our vintage-bohemian inspired shoot.We…
  • Real Wedding | Kim & Brian at Bay Pointe Inn

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Couple | Kim & Brian, 10-12-13Ceremony & Reception | Bay Pointe InnMakeup | Faces by Linda GHair | Erin BrownPhotographer | Karrn Frost PhotographyFlorist | Posh PetalsLinens | Pearls EventsEntertainment | Music Host EntertainmentDessert Display | MiraBella ConfectionsPearls Events Services | Event CoordinationKim & Brian planned a lovely wedding, which happened to fall on the last perfect autumn day of 2013. Blue skies, slight breeze, fabulous couple. What more could we ask…
  • Real Wedding 2014 | Natalie & Matteo in Grand Haven & Spring Lake

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Couple | Natalie & Matteo, 6-14-14 Ceremony | Christian Reformed Conference GroundsReception | Holiday InnPhotographer | Hetler PhotographyMakeup & Hair | Flawlessly Finished Event ArtistsPersonal Flowers | Eastern FloralReception Decor | Events by I. CandyDesserts | Ryke'sDeejay | Movin' MusicTransportation | Coleman's Shuttle ServicePearls Events Service | Event CoordinationNatalie & Matteo woke up to a wedding day with the perfect summer weather everyone dreams about when they are thinking "outdoor wedding by the beach & tented reception by the water". I'm not even joking -…
  • Real Wedding 2013 | Lauren & John

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Couple | Lauren & John, 9-7-13Ceremony | Fountain Street Church Ceremony Musicians | Brioso String QuartetRehearsal Dinner | Mangiamo!Rehearsal Dinner Transportation | Elite Services, Inc.Reception | Amway Grand Plaza, Pantlind BallroomInvitation & Day-of Paper Product Design | Paper Studio 6.25Outer Envelope Calligraphy | Lola Grace CalligraphyMakeup | Julie StratingHair | Erin BrownReception Band | The Hip PocketReception Deejay | Music Host EntertainmentPhotographer | Karyn May PhotographyVideographer | Inspiration VideoFlorist | Ludema'sWedding Party Transportation | Elite…
  • Real Wedding 2013 | Joanna & Patrick

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    Couple | Joanna & Patrick, 8-10-13Ceremony | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox ChurchCeremony Musicians | Signature String QuartetRehearsal Dinner | Amway Grand Plaza, Imperial BallroomRehearsal Dinner Entertainment | Music Host EntertainmentReception | Cascade Hills Country ClubHair | Erin BrownMakeup | Julie StratingCocktail Hour Entertainment | Peat in the CreelReception Band | Rod Tuffcurls & The BenchpressReception Deejay | Chilly & DioPhotography | Karyn May PhotographyFlorist | Posh PetalsLinen Rentals | Special OccasionsLate Night Snack | Let Us Cater featuring…
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    Team Wedding Blog

  • Our Favorites of the Week: Wedding Blog Roundup

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    From creative Halloween-inspired wedding ideas to some beautiful bridal gowns that will knock your socks right off your feet, we have some fun in store for you this week! Take a look at the best of the best of the wedding world from the past week! Check out what the maid of honor is really supposed ...
  • Maid Of Honor Duties: The Details

    Kent Page McGroarty
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Acting as the Maid or Matron of Honor is a job that comes with a heck of a lot of responsibilities. Not only do you have to wrangle the bridesmaids, plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower, and stay on top of everything on the big day, you also have to act as the bride’s emotional rock. ...
  • Wedding Invitation Wording: Tips And Samples

    Kent Page McGroarty
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Having issues with your wedding invitation wording? Check out the following tips and sample invites to make the process waaaaay easier on yourself. Invite Tips Spell out words such as avenue, doctor and junior. If you’re short on space and dealing with long names, use abbreviations, but otherw...
  • Puerto Vallarta Is Much More Than Just The Perfect Destination Wedding Location

    Top Wedding Sites
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Why Get Married in Puerto Vallarta? We’ve said it many times that Mexico is our favorite country for destination weddings. With its easy access from anywhere in the U.S, beautiful beaches, great service and lots of activities, it is the perfect destination wedding location. Mexico is big so we...
  • Before You Say I Do: Who’s Happiness Counts More?

    Top Wedding Sites
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Aussie couples! Have you started shopping around to buy a diamond engagement ring in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney? You’re ready to pop the question and, hopefully, spend the rest of your life with your beloved. You vow to make him or her as happy as they can be and cater to their every whim. Sounds...
 
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    Esquire Photography

  • I Had The Honour Of Photographing Bernhard & Doris’ Silver Anniversary At The Strandhotel In Mirow Germany!

    David Esquire
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    What is only a few short months ago, feels like a lifetime ago to me. Let me explain a little bit about why I feel like that first… As you know, I’ve had the honour of being Christin & Christoph’s family photographer in Berlin, Germany.  From photographing them in a Romantic Portrait shoot at Graffiti Heaven in Berlin to their totally gorgeous Destination Wedding in Mirow, Germany, to an intimate Family Portrait session when their son; Felix was born – they have all become very close to me in my heart & mind.  Not to mention how “at home” I feel…
  • Protected: Happy Birthday & Welcome To The World Felix!

    David Esquire
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
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  • A Legend Leaves Us. I Will Miss You Robin Williams!

    David Esquire
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    RIP Robin Williams. Words can not express how crushed I am & I will miss your genius terribly! You inspired me for so many years. Your lightning fast wit, comedic genius and ability to throw caution to the wind – sharing what was on your mind gave me strength at times when I had none. May your family & friends find peace in their hearts & minds during this transition. www.robinwilliams.com
  • I’m One Newport Beach Photographer Excited To Share The Next Chapter Of Esquire Photography And My Life With You!

    David Esquire
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Good morning, good afternoon & good evening! As you have seen on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ – I have a huge message I’ve been working on to share with you and the countdown to that message has now struck High Noon. Which means… Cue “Dramatic Kitty“… Cue “In A World” voice… Insert dramatic Michael Bay sound effects… The message I’m about to share with you is… Dah Dah Dahhhhhhhhhh! Ha!  Gotcha.  I was going to write it to you, but decided to record a video for you instead. So, before you scroll down to watch my…
  • To Quote The Epic Movie: “Mortal Kombat” – “It Has Begun!”

    David Esquire
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A small setback in the timing has pushed my announcement to you about Esquire Photography to this upcoming Monday, July 14th, 2014. Please check back at high noon for the BIGGEST thing to hit Esquire Photography in 21 years since landing in Los Angeles.
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    Brenda's Wedding Blog - affordable wedding ideas for planning elegant weddings

  • A Purple and Black Halloween Inspired Wedding + a Giveaway Reminder

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Halloween! To celebrate today I'm re-sharing one of my favorite Halloween inspiration boards I've created with you. I love purple and black together and for Halloween it looks amazing and even more so when a few pops of orange are added in. This Halloween Wedding inspiration board is filled with unique ideas including: a handmade dress that actually lights up for the reception, an out-of-the-ordinary wedding cake that is made with oreo cookies stacked into 3-tiers, black candlesticks on all the tables and a shimmery purple chandelier for over the dance floor. What's your favorite idea…
  • Aqua Blue Tropical Wedding Inspiration with the Most Unique Wedding Gift, the iBoard Ironing Board

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As the temperatures are getting chillier, the idea of a tropical wedding sounds absolutely wonderful. Today's wedding board was inspired by the most amazing ironing board {this is proof yet again, that inspiration really can come from anywhere}. This ironing board is called the iBoard and truly is one of the best wedding gifts if you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary for the soon to be married {or even for yourself}. It's unique and unexpected, yet it's sure to be a favorite of the bride and groom. Huge thanks to iBoard for letting me try out their largest size - it really…
  • Rustic Wedding Favors : Which One is Your Favorite?

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Rustic wedding favors and accessories have been very popular among couples this past year. Today I have two of the bestselling rustic wedding favors from Favor Days to share with you. What do you think of these two fab favors? Cast your vote for your favorite favor in the quick little survey at the bottom of the post and we'll see which one comes out ahead. These Lace Vintage Glass Tealight Candle Holder Favors come as a set of 4. with the vintage charm of handmade lace. Tied with a few strands of natural raffia, this lacy glass tealight holder offers a rustic look and feel. When you add the…
  • Sareh Nouri Weddings Gowns - the Fall 2015 Collection

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Something brand new is launching today and the first photo gallery is now ready for viewing. Up first, are the amazing Sareh Nouri wedding gowns featuring her Fall 2015 Collection. This photo gallery will continue to expand and include lots of wedding gowns and more very soon. Please stay tuned, but in the meantime, come see the entire Sareh Nouri gallery. This new collection features hints of blush, mint and rustic gold can be found throughout and also marks the unveiling of Sareh Nouri's first evening wear selection, staying true to her ethereal and romantic aesthetics.
  • DIY Printable Halloween Pinwheels for Wedding Favors + a Fun Holiday Banner

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I wanted to kick-off Halloween week with something fun not only for Halloween, but for any wedding or party as these stylish DIY Pinwheels are available in 14 other color choices. These paper pinwheels have got to be the easiest ever to make and look super cute attached to gifts or favor boxes - plus at $3 a template, they're also a real bargain. They're from You Make Do™ and are available for purchase as a download making them easy to customize. Maybe you don't want black and white pinwheels. That's no problem as you can simply print on any color paper you choose and you'll have the black…
 
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    Outer Banks Photography | Terry & Sarah Photography

  • Abby & Brian | Wedding Sneak Peek

    Terry
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Enjoy this sneak peek of Abby and Brian’s Nags Head wedding! More to come soon!
  • Sarah and James | Outer Banks Engagement

    Terry
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Despite the crazy wind we had the day of Sarah and James’ Bodie Island Lighthouse and Coquina Beach engagement shoot, they sure did rock it! They did such a great job, but I’m sure being so in loved helps! Congrats on your engagement, and thank you for choosing Terry and Sarah Photography!
  • Ridenour Family | Outer Banks

    Terry
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The Ridenour family had a beautiful day for their Coquina Beach family portraits! They are such a sweet family, we really enjoyed working with them! Thanks for choosing us to capture these moments!
  • Jessica & Kyle | Wedding Sneak Peek

    Terry
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Enjoy this sneak peek of Jessica and Kyle’s Portsmouth, Va wedding! More photos (and kilts) to come soon!
  • Megan | Outer Banks Senior Portrait

    Terry
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Megan did great for her senior portrait shoot at Coquina Beach! Her photos turned out great! Don’t you just love those dimples? Thanks Megan for choosing Terry and Sarah Photography to capture your senior smile!
 
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    Zurianas Elegant Occasions

  • Kentlands Mansion Fall Bridal Showcase, Sunday, October 26

    Zuriana
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Find the perfect vendors to plan your dream wedding at Kentlands Mansion Fall Bridal Showcase! Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while meeting one-on-one with wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, honeymoon specialists, musicians, makeup artists, and more. Sunday, October 26 Noon to 4 p.m. Kentlands Mansion 320 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD Admission: $5 per person See you Sunday!
  • Join Us at the Bridal Experience on Sunday, October 5!

    Zuriana
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    JOIN US on Sunday, October 5, 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 or vacation VIEW how your wedding memories may be captured and much more! Sunday, October 5 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Allied Party Rentals 5640 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite J (Located behind NTB) Beltsville, MD 20705 RSVP now or contact us…
  • Reduced Rates and Added Values for Wedding Groups!

    Zuriana
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In addition, when booking 10 rooms or more, groups receive: One FREE room (based on double occupancy) for every 10 paid $250 in resort credits per room, per stay Plus, wedding groups will get a 20% discount on the Food & Beverage portion of private events! (Blackout dates for free rooms apply and vary at each resort.) These luxurious adults-only hotels offer specially tailored settings and amenities designed specifically for romance. With a variety of pools, swim-up bars, and pristine stretches of white sand beaches along the azure Caribbean Sea, these Gourmet Inclusive® resorts are…
  • Attend the Bridal Experience Sunday, August 3!

    Zuriana
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    JOIN US on Sunday, August 3, 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 or vacation VIEW how your wedding memories may be captured and much more! Sunday, August 3 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Allied Party Rentals 5640 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite J Beltsville, MD 20705 RSVP now or contact us at 301.358.1818. We look…
  • Traveling Internationally? Get to the Airport Early

    Zuriana
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Planning on traveling internationally? Ensure you arrive at your airline’s ticket counter at least two hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time. This ensures  you have enough time to have your passport verified, check any luggage, and receive your boarding pass. If you arrive at the ticket counter with 60 minutes or less time remaining until your scheduled departure time, most likely you will be denied boarding and miss your flight. Some international cities suggest a three-hour airport arrival. View Southwest Airlines airport information page for some great tips.
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • All Hallows’ Eve Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you caught yesterday’s Sleepy Hollow wedding inspiration, get ready for another beautiful take on the very same theme. The talent behind this editorial, photographer, Megan Robinson, and designer, Leslie Dawn Events, wanted to put a dark, moody spin on a wedding scene to inspire couples whose aim is to do something different for their big day. Halloween weddings are more popular than one might think, and we’re sure this stunning shoot will share lots of great ideas for anyone with a 10.31 wedding date! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love…
  • Halloween Harvest Dinner Party Inspiration

    Jen
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween, friends! We have such a fun feature to share today – a twist on what you might normally think or plan to do for a holiday like Halloween – a harvest dinner party! When the ladies at Rustic White Photography said, We’re not the type of girls who love goblins and witches, so we opted to host a Halloween Happy Hour and Harvest Party, we could definitely agree that a lovely dinner with your close friends + neighbors sounded like the perfect way to celebrate this year. Molly Mckinley Designs started with a beautiful design plan, filled with touches of fall, and…
  • Sleepy Hollow Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We’re definitely starting to get in the Halloween spirit, so today’s fun editorial, based on the story of Sleepy Hollow is a perfect thing for this afternoon! With lots of rich colors, unique details + a straight up amazing black wedding dress, we have to say, we really love how Lukas & Suzy VanDyke, Harmony Creative Studio, and Heirloom Design House brought this dark + mysterious tale to life… See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love All Hallows’ Eve Wedding InspirationGreek Mythology Halloween Wedding InspirationAutumn Amber…
  • Rose Gold + Heirloom Engagement Rings from Jared

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Let’s say we add a little bit of sparkle to this Thursday with some gorgeous engagement rings from Jared! At the moment, we’re all about rose gold rings and vintage-inspired, heirloom finds. So, we thought we’d share a few of our current faves from Jared, that match these trends, so we can get our glitz fix on. But first, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Jared, or if you haven’t been to a store in ages, let us catch you up to speed! With over 5x the selection of other jewelry stores, Jared is the bridal destination for gorgeous, quality wedding…
  • Intimate Foggy Oceanfront Wedding: Kristin + Chris

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You all caught Shannon + John’s intimate foggy mountain wedding that we shared last Friday, right? Well, today we have another gorgeous, foggy celebration to share – Kristin + Chris’ intimate coastal Oregon vow exchange! For this laid back duo, tradition wasn’t something they were all too worried about. Case in point: their wedding was a super relaxed, two-day event. It all started with a short, sweet and very intimate oceanfront ceremony on day one, followed by a personalized celebration in downtown Portland on day two. We also have to add that these guys made sure…
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  • Spotted: Camo Wedding Bands for the Groom

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Finding the right wedding band can often be a daunting prospect for many guys who aren’t used to wearing jewelry. Not loving some of the traditional wedding rings you’ve seen out there, grooms? Worried they all look the same or won’t stand up to everyday wear and tear? Relax; today’s post is just for you. We recently discovered this cool line of camo wedding bands (that’s right, camo!) from Tungsten World. Perfect for members of the military, hunters, outdoorsmen, or anyone looking for a truly unique wedding band, these rings not only look tough, but are made of extra-durable…
  • Jesse + Chelsea’s Big Lebowski Wedding: Meet the Dude and Dudette

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    We recently shared a video featuring one couple’s amazing Big Lebowski-themed wedding. After watching it a dozen times, we were left in awe. In a quest to learn more about their inspiration and planning, we tracked down the newlyweds (Jesse + Chelsea).  We found them in North Hollywood on Radford, near the In-and-Out Burger and asked them the following questions: The Big Lebowski obviously holds a special place in your hearts. Were you both fans of the film from the beginning or was it an acquired taste? Chelsea: Not particularly. I hadn’t seen The Big Lebowski until I met Jesse.
  • Trend Watch: Men’s Wedding Bands and Accessories

    admin
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    As brides everywhere (and of course, ZZ Top) will attest, there’s nothing better than seeing a sharp-dressed man waiting at the end of the aisle. Grooms, to ensure you look your best on the big day, it’s essential to plan your wedding look ahead of time and pay attention to details, and your accessories are no exception. Start with your most important accessory — your wedding band — and build from there. Still searching for the right wedding band? If you want a ring that not only looks good, but makes you feel good, check out award-winning designer Danhov. Its collections include…
  • This Big Lebowski Themed Wedding is Far Out, Dude

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Photo: Our Big Lebowski Wedding Teaser, Wistia Sometimes there’s a groom… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero?  But sometimes, there’s a groom. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a groom, well, he’s the groom for his time and place. He fits right in there. If that paragraph makes sense to you, you just might enjoy this video: The Dude in the video is Jesse and his bride is Chelsea. You can view photos from their Big Lebowski wedding on their Facebook page. Be sure to leave a comment and let them know how…
  • The Best of the Web for Grooms – September 17, 2014

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
      Who needs another choreographed wedding party dance when you can invite this little boy wonder to dance at your wedding reception? This young man clearly marches to the beat of his own drum, and it’s awesome. Check out his killer dancing skills here, first spied on TIME. Photo: Tina Fineberg, The New York Times One wedding trend we firmly stand behind is injecting the groom’s personal style into the big day. Penguin suits are no longer de rigueur for the groom and his groomsmen. This groom, for example, wore an off-white dinner jacket to his wedding, which coordinated nicely with…
 
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    The Perfect Palette

  • A Spooky Soirée: Black and Gold Party Ideas

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Halloween is definitely one of the holidays that I really get excited for. Maybe it's the fact that it brings back so many great childhood memories of running from door to door with a pillowcase of sugary goodness in hand? Or maybe it's because we have three little kiddos now ourselves and so I get to relive all the fun through their eyes? I'm thinking it's a little bit of both, to be honest.And so whether you're planning a Halloween wedding or simply putting together a spooky soiree, the one thing I've realized over the years is that you can easily glam up Halloween. I swear, every single…
  • Peach and Mint: Color Palette Love

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Let's talk about this peach and mint palette, shall we? It might just be my new favorite color palette. (I know, I know, I say this every week). But, seriously. I can totally appreciate a palette like this one. It's soft and sweet and these colors just pair up in a way that comes across as very effortless and romantic. I'm thinking I kind of dig it, how about you?Bouquet +  Bridesmaids: Photography: Rebekah Westover Photography Event Design by Calie Rose Floral and Event Design // Hanging Florals: Photo by Heather Bliss Photography Event Design by Calie…
  • Sponsored Post: Lovely Lingerie by True & Co.

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Looking for some pretty lingerie to slip into your honeymoon luggage? Or maybe you just need some everyday pieces? Please tell me that you've heard of my friends over at True & Co?  With a gorgeous collection full of intimate pretties that are fitted just for you, True & Co is changing the way lingerie is designed, engineered, shopped for and lived in.Here's what makes their collection standout from the rest. They are bra fitting experts, you guys. And guess what? You don’t even have to step into a store or a dressing room to get a bra that fits! Yep. You…
  • Mint and Gold Wedding Inspiration at the Biltmore Ballrooms

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta is an inspirational site in and of itself. Seriously. It's one of the prettiest venues in town. And so that's why I was overwhelmed with excitement when I saw this beauty of a shoot, pop up in my inbox. With design and styling by Lemiga Events and photography by Melissa Prosser Photography - just one look and it's easy to see that so much heart went into bringing this vision to life. As you may recall, I've started a new series here on The Perfect Palette where I share styled shoots along with the inspiration boards that inspired…
  • Radiant Orchid, Copper + Blush: Wedding Color Inspiration

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    So  I'm a huge believer that an entire design concept can be inspired by one idea. And yesterday, while I was pinning, I happened upon this stunning, hand painted beauty by Cake Ink! And yep! You guessed it! It was love at first sight. I fell hard, you guys. And so before I knew it, I found myself pulling together an entire board full of ideas that would work with a color palette like this one.Shades of orchid and soft pinks look pretty amazing with metallics like copper. Wouldn't you agree? Throw in some fun patterns like florals, and stripes, and you'll have yourself a look that's…
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    The Bride's Cafe Blog

  • A BRIDE AND HER BOUQUET

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hi  Guys!!  Don't you just love the look and feel of an all white and green floral design for a bride's bouquet.... there's just something so timeless and romantic about the color palette and mixture of floral texture with the mix of pretty ribbons......and with Laura of Laura Gordon Photography capturing all the pretty, it's just simply lovely.....Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by the cafe....and make sure you check out my floral site, Janie Medley Flora Design.....xoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • COLOR PALETTE: CREAM & BEIGE

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hi Guys....Happy Tuesday....I'm opening the cafe with a little "sparkle" for you!  Sarah of Sarah Park Events is sharing a beautiful board with us today and it is filled with the most gorgeous details for a Cream & Beige color palette for your big day!  Perfect for a holiday wedding and I can totally see this color palette for a New Year's Eve wedding as well...who says "basic" can't be in style...just check out all the prettiness Sarah has for us!!  Enjoy!!  Thanks Sarah!!....xoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • COLOR PALETTE - CORAL & PINK

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Tuesday guys and get ready for some seriously sweet swooning today...the lovely Sarah of Sarah Park Events is sharing a GORGEOUS Coral & Pink inspiration board with us today....I love this color combination...so fun and such happy colors....seriously beautiful!!!  Thanks so much Sarah for sharing such a beautiful board with us today! Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • CAFE SUNDAY

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
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  • FLOWER FRIDAY

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Friday Guys!  It's totally "Flower Friday" at the cafe today!.....I've got a busy day and weekend ahead of me....but first I want to wish you all a happy weekend and I hope you have some fun stuff planned....AND...I wanted to share a few more beautiful images from our "Let Love Grow" shoot....I had a blast working with Alisandra Photography andTart Event Co. on this fun shoot...I hope you love it as much as we do...thanks so much for stopping by the cafe....have a great weekend everyone....xoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Karen & Kevin

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Day Two of the back-to-back Fall weddings. Firstly, all weddings should incorporate some Chinese traditions into the day – it just makes things so much fun. We started off at Karen’s parent’s place where Kevin and the dudes showed up for the classic door games. – which is always a spectacle.  And yes, Kevin did catch the marshmallow in his mouth – actually I think he caught all three that were thrown his way.  Definitely a useful man! Groomsmen oral seaweed transfer – check. Curling homage to ‘American Gothic’ – check. Bride & Groom…
  • The Wedding of Cathy & Adam

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Two Fall weddings on back to back days last Friday and Saturday. Love the leaves! I’ve done a few weddings at the Doctor’s House in Kleinburg.  Both the venue, with it’s excellent chapel, and the staff are great to work with. Cathy & Adam and their bridal party were delightful to work with – and it always warms the cockles of my heart when both sets of parents are just lovely people who could not be any happier for their kids who have found the loves of their respective lives.  BTW, if the groom is not smiling big enough, pinch his butt. BBTW, breakdancing is…
  • The Wedding of Janice & Rob

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:14 pm
    September 27th felt like July 27th. What a day! And having photographed Janice’s Sister Sandra’s wedding 2 years earlier, it felt like hanging with old friends, albeit while carrying around a very large camera.The day went off without a hitch, including deftly avoiding a lot of goose poo at the park! The ceremony and reception took place at the Mississauga Convention Centre, which is a really classy hall. I was a tad concerned for Rob’s safety during the garter retrieval but escaped relatively unscathed. Yet another excellent event with lovely people – good times! Here…
  • The Wedding of Analisa & Rommel

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    For those who scroll through my blog you might think I much too frequently say that my Wedding Couples are lovely people – but I can’t help it if it’s true so often!! Newsflash, Analisa & Rommel fit the bill as well – actually, after 13 years in the biz I’d say they are in the top 2 percentile of ridiculously lovely people – who also happen to love each other in an extraordinary way (see pix!). We started off with Rommel and the boys at his parent’s place where the Filipino ceremonial exchanging of the hats took place (just kidding).  Next I…
  • The Wedding of Teresa & Kevin

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Exuberant!  Not a word I’ve ever used before on the blog to describe either the bride or groom – let alone both. All you have to do is look at these teaser pix to recognize the exuberant love that radiates from and between Teresa & Kevin.  The ceremony and reception took place at the Queenston Heights Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Beautiful day, great venue, and lovely grounds – and the releasing of a bunch of butterflies. Not surprisingly the friends and family were also wonderfully fun-loving, so the party also rocked. And I had my favourite Videographer,…
 
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    GreenUnion Blog

  • EVENT: Make your own Welsh Green wedding rings

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    If you fancy making your own wedding rings but don't know where to start then you just may still be in time to book a place on this great little workshop being held at Ceridwen Centre. Image: Maggie Designs Angie...
  • SUPPLIER FOCUS: Wild & Wondrous Flowers!

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    We've struggled to entice wedding suppliers in the North West to join Green Union and spend a lot of time trying to find them directly on behalf of Brides who contact us trying to find ethical services up there. So...
  • THE GUIDE: Choosing your perfect engagement ring

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    A little bird told us that the most popular day to get married is Christmas Day - I'm not sure I believe this but I do know that it's a really popular day for that all important proposal ... So...
  • EVENT: Autumn’s arrival means Open Weekend time for you!

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Well, can you believe it - Autumn Open Weekend season has already got off to a great start! And World Inspired Tents is, once again, opening their tent flaps at the lovely Darts Farm, near Topsham in Devon. They will...
  • SUPPLIER FOCUS: Sensational sea glass jewellery

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Today we're extending the warmest welcome to delightful Drift Jewellery, a perfectly formed little design company that hand makes the most beautiful and delicate jewellery using sea glass found on the beaches of Suffolk, Spain and The Isles of Scilly....
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    Things Festive Weddings & Events

  • Pretty in Hot Pink Sweet 16 Party

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What a girly and festive Sweet 16 party!  What's more girly than pink and more festive than confetti and balloons?Invitation :: Shoes :: Round Address Label :: Party Straws :: Coat :: Ribbon Garland :: Balloons
  • Personalized Wedding iPhone Case

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Protect your iPhone and show off your bride-to-be status with this lovely, personalized wedding dress iPhone case.  Compatible with both the 5/5S and 4/4S models.See all wedding iPhone cases
  • French Inspired Bat Mitzvah

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since fashion is one of the most popular themes in Bat Mitzvahs, be inspired by the fashionable city of Paris.  This black and aqua board takes a cue from all things French and iconic.Girl in Paris :: Invitation & Return address label :: Chandelier :: Audrey Hepburn
  • Wedding Inspiration in Multi Colors

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    So, you're not afraid of a little color?   Be inspired by this board that boasts a rainbow-esque collection of images with a whimsical vintage vibe.Decor on Gate :: Groomsmen :: Cake :: Invitation
  • Wedding Theme Inspiration: Bicycle Wedding

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    What a novel wedding theme idea for a couple of cyclists!   A bicycle theme is ideal for a wedding taking place outdoors.  To make the most of the theme, incorporate bicycles into everything from invites to decor.Save the Date :: Tote Bag :: Flowers on Bicycle :: Place Card Holders :: Favor Boxes :: Cake Topper
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    Momental Designs

  • Belinda B.

    kristy
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
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  • Rachel S.

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    30 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
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  • Regina D.

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    30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
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  • Lesli L.

    kristy
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
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  • Elizabeth J.

    kristy
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
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    Person + Killian Photography

  • Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston wedding of Natalie + John

    Jill Person
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Earlier this month we had the pleasure of photographing the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston wedding of Natalie and John. The bride chose a beautiful fall color scheme with a focus on eggplant and ivory hues. The traditional Catholic Mass took place in Brighton. The bride chose florals that would compliment the eggplant floor-length bridesmaids dresses and had purple and white flowers lining the aisle. After the ceremony the guests headed back to The Fairmont Copley Plaza for cocktails in the Venetian Room to celebrate with the newlyweds. For the reception, guests moved into the beautiful Oval…
  • City Chic Boston State Room Wedding

    Jill Person
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    If you’ve ever had the chance to attend an event at The State Room Boston in the evening, when you can see the busy city streets lit up from 33 stories above it all, you know it’s absolutely breathtaking. Photographing the Boston State Room Wedding of Lindsay + Bradley was exactly that, magical and romantic with a classic Boston feel. Lindsay got ready at the luxurious and historic Langham Hotel, where she also had her  joyous first look with the groom. The rain cleared just in time to take formals in the beautiful misty afternoon, so we headed to Post Office Square with the…
  • Seaport Hotel Boston Wedding of Leandra and Matthew

    Jill Person
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Leandra and Matthew’s recent Seaport Hotel Boston Wedding was an elegant and fun celebration with a deep fall colors of purple, orange and burgundy. After getting ready in their hotel suites,  we captured their first look  just outside of the Plaza Ballroom.  With the Boston Skyline, Harbor, World Trade Center arches and fall flowers, we had several perfect backdrops to capture the formal photographs of the couple and their wedding party. The ceremony took place across the street in the Winter Garden atrium at the Seaport that was glowing with natural light. The aisle was lined…
  • InterContinental Hotel Boston Wedding Weekend of Amy + Craig

    Jill Person
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Amy + Craig had a spectacular wedding weekend and all events took place at the beautiful InterContinental Hotel Boston. The celebration began with the Ketubah signing and rehearsal on Friday evening and we were back Saturday afternoon for the ceremony and reception. The grounds outside in the back of the hotel made for the perfect location for Amy and Craig’s emotional and fun first look. We spent some time with the couple, their family and wedding party outside before heading inside for some more photographs in the gorgeous lobby of the hotel. We even had the opportunity to take a…
  • The Catered Affair Boston Public Library Wedding of Beth and Tyler

    Jill Person
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Beth and Tyler chose the historic and beautiful Boston Public Library for their wedding day. The Boston based couple chose the library because they wanted a, “Jane Austen library feel” for their wedding, and they couldn’t have picked a better place. The ornate spaces in the library including the courtyard, grand staircase and Guastavino Room, coupled with the history and Copley Square location provided the perfect setting for their day. The bride got ready at their nearby home while the groom was getting ready at the Westin Hotel, conveniently located right across the street…
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    WedLoft

  • Pretty Palettes #117

    Michelle Cangemi
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    A beautiful Mediterranean Boho Shoot with gorgeous teal wedding colors was the inspiration for this week’s pretty palettes post. This particular palette, with both light and dark colors, could work for a wedding in any season. Everything about this styled shoot makes me smile.  The eclectic details, beautiful florals and, of course, the colors are all just perfect!  You can find the whole shoot featured on Wedding Chicks. The post Pretty Palettes #117 appeared first on WedLoft.
  • 15 Fabulous Fall Cocktails

    Michelle Cangemi
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Autumn is my favorite time of year!  The leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp… and the flavors of Fall are just perfect.  Apple and pumpkin recipes all around!  A great way to embrace this cozy season is to relax with a delicious boozy beverage. Today I’ve rounded up 15 fabulous Fall cocktails for you!  Maybe one will make the perfect signature drink for your wedding or maybe just something good to sip on as your making you wedding to-do lists and checking things off.  Either way, enjoy! Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail from the Blond Cook Vanilla, Pear and Vodka…
  • Etsy Eye Candy: Wedding Dresses

    Michelle Cangemi
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Today’s Eye Candy post is all about Etsy wedding dresses.  There are quite a few designers on Etsy that offer really stunning wedding gowns.  While there are many gorgeous dresses, I’ve rounded up 12 of our most recent favorites to share with you today! Bohemian Wedding Dress by Dreamers and Lovers Wedding Gown with Cap Sleeves by Jillian Fellers Tiered Lace Wedding Dress by The Peppermint Pretty Lace Silk Wedding Dress by Saint Isabel High Low Bohemian Wedding Dress by The Peppermint Pretty Blush Wedding Dress by Ting Bridal Shop   1920s Inspired Wedding Dress by Jillian…
  • Personalized Stamps from Three Designing Women

    Michelle Cangemi
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    We’re in stamp heaven today! The team at Three Designing Women sent over some custom stamps for us to check out and share with you… and we’re loving them! When it comes to weddings, stamps come in handy in a major way. They can save a ton of time if you’re using them on save the dates, invitations or thank you cards. Plus custom details that fit in with your wedding design are always extra special. The self-inking stamps from Three Designing Women are great. There are lots of designs to choose from including address stamps, monograms and signatures.  Each of the stamps we received…
  • Tara & Craig

    Michelle Cangemi
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    We’re loving these sweet and simple shots from Tara and Craig’s photo shoot with Bob from Open Aperture Photography.  He met with the couple in their backyard for a casual and lighthearted engagement shoot. Bob: Craig and Tara were a lot of fun to shoot because the typical bride and groom roles seemed to be switched. Craig was excited for the session and had been thinking about it all day while Tara was hesitant. Most of Craig and Tara’s engagement session took place in their yard that backs up to Lake Wilson. The session then continued at the Wilson Rose Garden, a public…
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    Choco Studio Blog - New Post!

  • Palace Hotel SF Wedding: Karina and Michael!

    choco
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph Karina and Michael’s wedding. Getting to know them for their Cavallo Point engagement photos gave us a good idea about how much they’re in love and we just loved spending time with them. Karina and Michael’s wedding day was simply spectacular and it was inspiring to see how much work was done in preparation. The details were gorgeous and the emotions were keeping us excited throughout the wedding. We had the chance to visit two great photo spots in SF for their portraits and the rest of the day took place at the…
  • Los Altos Wedding Photographer: Pamela and Raphael’s Outdoor Celebration

    choco
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    “It’s going to be a hot one” I thought as we reached the beautiful grounds for Pamela and Raphael’s wedding in Los Altos. As I saw the backyard where this day was to take place the next thought was “WOW, is this going to be an amazing place for a wedding!” Pamela grew up in this house and she couldn’t have picked a better place for her and Raphael’s celebration. With temps reaching over 90 degrees, our goal for the day was quite honestly not to cook :) The best photographs usually happen in the shade and Pamela and Raphael also enjoyed that we…
  • San Francisco Wedding Elopement

    choco
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    We enjoy being commissioned to photograph a variety of different weddings. Some have 200+ guests, while others are elopements with a total subject count of 2 :) In fact, this particular wedding had a crew of 6 people helping to make this dream wedding day a reality. Julia and Max traveled all the way from Moscow for their destination elopement in our beautiful San Francisco. They found us by getting in touch with the local counsel who referred them to a set of great wedding planners. And the rest is history… We loved hearing the story of how they met online and their plans to travel…
  • Kohl Mansion Wedding Photography: Maryam and Jean-Marc

    choco
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Every once in a while a wedding comes along that’s such a great fit for our studio that we’re blown away. Maryam and Jean-Marc had one of the most intimate weddings we’ve ever attended, and it was intimate even with 140+ guests! The day was a beautiful blending of their family cultures: Persian, Spanish, French, and American. This made for some beautiful traditions, contageous dancing, and so much love you could wring it out like a honeycomb. What we found so special at this Kohl Mansion wedding was how inclusive it felt to be there. The friends and family were warm and you…
  • Wedding Anniversary Portraits in San Francisco: Jamie and Ben

    choco
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    We recently had a very special opportunity to retake a couple’s wedding day portraits. Their original wedding photographer did not show up and we were so honored when we were asked to retake those photos (and replace the past memories). Jamie and Ben scheduled their session with us over half a year ago so it happens right on their two-year anniversary. It was a great pleasure to create these natural portraits and we had a blast getting to know this lovely couple. Some favorites: We had the chance to use a 1950′s Morgan for this portrait session. And yes, the car also drives :)…
 
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    Grit + Gold Event Design | Dallas | Fort Worth | Austin | Destination

  • Natural Backyard Setting with Bows & Arrows

    Lottie Fowler
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    We are so excited to share a peek at the intimate setup for Abby & Phil from a couple weekends ago. Images captured so beautifully by Charla Storey!! The couple held an 80 person ceremony and reception in their Dallas home. We sourced wood tables from Shag Carpet, metal elio chairs from AFR, fabulous vintage and mid century furniture from Juniper, and all tableware from Big D Party and Posh Couture. The design was all about keeping in flowing and natural; greens were foraged to purpose as backdrop to bride and grooms cakes from La Duni and ceremony backdrop with simple West Elm rug as…
  • Breakfast at Elle’s ~ A Styled One Year Party

    Lottie Fowler
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    We were so excited to style up a sweet design for Elle’s first birthday. Little one to good friends, Splendor Films, we knew everything needed to be just right. We decided to go with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme, but leave out the typical tiffany blue and focus more on the pretty pink and black details. Something girly and fun! We set a petite size king table with white child chiavari chairs paired with soft petal pink table linen and crisp white napkins, all from Taylors in FW. Elle’s dessert spread focal point was a beautiful two tired cake by Sugar bee Sweets along…
  • Jill’s Bridals at Hickory Street Annex

    Lottie Fowler
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Swooning after these bridals by Charla Storey with floral hair piece and bouquet by RLove Floral. Gosh I love my team!! Congrats Jill! You are so beautiful inside and out!    
  • Xing + Mengchao | Garden Wedding Bliss

    Lottie Fowler
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    These two were so sweet to work with! I found myself incapable of not smiling when I saw them interact. Just joyous and giddy in love! Xing was sure of a soft palette design so our team swooped in to create the simplest of details keeping the setting light and airy with a garden feel. Wedding Planning & Design |Grit + Gold|  Photographer |Swan Photography|  Macaroons |Cake Walk Bake Shop|  Cake |Delicious Cakes| Ceremony |Marty Leonard|  Reception |Fort Worth Japanese Gardens|  Entertainment |Justin Cash|  Videographer |Bella Vie Cinema|  Photo booth |Pretty Deer Booths|…
  • Tis’ the Season | Mini Sessions Announced

    Lottie Fowler
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We are excited to partner with Charla Storey Photography again this year for holiday sessions with Dolly, the cute little 51 Chevy from Bowtie Vintage Classics. This year she will be decked out with Christmas tree on the roof, beautifully wrapped packages pouring from the trunk and tinsel for playing! Oh and don’t forget the milk and cookies!! email us at lottie@gritandgoldfw.com to book your spot!  
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Daffodil + Edward | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Jason’s... The post Daffodil + Edward | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Ashley + Steven | Married

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    27 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
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  • Jerri + Jonathan | Engaged

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    My Wedding Dream

  • Going for the Wow Factor? You’ll Need More than a Meringue!

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
      It is perhaps one of the most exciting moments of your life; you’ve just accepted the proposal and set a date. One of the first things you’ll be maniacally searching for is the dress. Whether you’re splashing out and going designer, buying a pre-loved gown or even making it yourself, one thing’s for sure is that the dress is the focus of your attentions. Big mistake! As central as it may be, it’s equally important to take care over the accessories that will also be on display on your big day. Walking down the aisle wearing a dress encrusted in genuine pearls and antique lace…
  • Take a Knee

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
      What is the ideal situation for a proposal to your beloved? Perhaps you envisage sitting in a Michelin-star restaurant and you pop on one knee before dessert? Or it could be a petal-strewn path, leading to a secret garden with a string quartet playing? Whatever the ideal, what you don’t want is to send a drunken text at three in the morning. Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Scene of the Crime The very fact you remembered where you had your first date will earn you bonus points but have you gone the extra mile to reproduce the experience down to the letter?
  • 4 Types of Wedding Gifts to Choose From

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
      Choosing a wedding gift can be an absolute nightmare, especially if you don’t know the couple too well, or have never been to a wedding before! But don’t fret; sometimes finding the perfect gift is easier than you think. If you break down your possibilities into categories it can make it easier to assess your choices, so here are four easy options that will get your brain ticking with ideas. Think about your relationship with the couple and how to incorporate this into your gift, and you’re sure to get it right every time. 1. The List Present Traditionally, many couples will make…
  • The Four Important Stages of Being an Awesome Maid of Honor

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every girl has that one person they can turn to in times of need. Having a best friend is a vital part of life and most of us just wouldn’t know where we’d be without our best pals. So if you’ve been asked the all-important question and someone has entrusted you with everything in the run up to their nuptials, it’s time to step up to the mark and do everything in your power to be an awesome Maid of Honor Here are the four stages of the chief bridesmaid’s duties. Bachelorette Party / Hen Party Wherever you are in the world, the bachelorette party or hen night is one of the most…
  • How to Plan a Successful Wedding Theme

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
      Weddings can take years to plan: after all, it is supposed to be the most important day of your life! When planning a wedding theme, though, it is all about the detail. If you are going to have a wedding theme then you need to make it as successful as possible by taking it all the way through each element of the day. Some couples take their wedding theme to the extreme: for example, this Harry Potter themed wedding had over 166,000 shares online! By no means do you need to spend £20,000 to have the perfectly considered wedding theme, and so here is an example of a seaside or beach…
 
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    The Wedding Chicks

  • Sheri McCulley Studio

    Kayla Smasne
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sheri McCulley Studio provides papered goods and stationery for weddings and events alike. If you are looking for whimsical, bright, and fun stationery for your upcoming wedding or party she has just what you need and can customize any template of hers to fit your need or theme! View all of her designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Interested In Wedding Chicks Happy Hour NameBusiness NameWebsite URLEmailI am interested in learning more about:Become a Wedding Chicks VendorAlready A Vendor Guide Member?Happy HourIn our vendor guide you can be…
  • Pink and Gold Wedding Celebrating Life

    The Wedding Chicks
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Elizabeth and Ross decided they wanted their big day to be a celebration of life. Ross’ mom unfortunately passed away exactly two months before the wedding and they knew that their wedding could be nothing short of a celebration for her. Appropriately, they had a bright themed wedding with some glitz. Pinks, corals and peach with splashes of gold made things perfectly lively and lovely. The day was full of fun elements that kept everyone smiling, from the photo booth guestbook to the champagne flute escort ‘cards’. Be inspired by more elements of this day found in the full…
  • Monogrammed Garden Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Talk about a classic rivalry, this monogrammed garden wedding united two countries as well as two people! Kelley and Murry’s big day at Penrose Farm in Tennessee was a seamless union of American and English tradition that is sure to make you swoon. Beautifully captured by Leah Barry Photography, you can see every last detail in our full gallery here. Bouquet Recipe Kelley’s flowers included Queen Anne’s lace, stock, golden rod, and even fresh picked rosemary from her garden, giving each bouquet a sense of the wild. Kelley’s bouquet was even adorned by an heirloom from her…
  • Eclectic And colorful Wedding ideas

    The Wedding Chicks
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Are you torn between the glamour of the city and the colorful charm of a the rural outdoors? Juniper & Dash designed this eclectic meets glam inspiration to show you that you can have both! A high class, color drenched wedding that your friends will go gaga for! Catch all of the funky details captured by Alexandra Whitney Photography in our full gallery here. From Juniper & Dash: This shoot captures a different side of the barn wedding and shows couples how they can utilize different colors, props, furniture, and styles to create a unique event. We wanted to push our creative limits…
  • Custom Wedding Gowns By Wedding Dress Fantasy

    Kayla Smasne
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Wedding Dress Fantasy custom designs couture, quality wedding dresses for brides worldwide. They specialize in creating gowns in sizes 0 thru 40 and in over 50 colors. Dream up your unique-to-you design here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Interested In Wedding Chicks Happy Hour NameBusiness NameWebsite URLEmailI am interested in learning more about:Become a Wedding Chicks VendorAlready A Vendor Guide Member?Happy HourIn our vendor guide you can be found under multiple locations if you wish. Your first location is $200 and each additional location…
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    Every Last Detail

  • Classic Pink and White Romantic Wedding

    Michelle
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Erin and Austin wanted a simple and romantic wedding that was all about family and love. A soft pink and white color palette, succulent details, and classic style, created a wedding that was perfect for them, and lucky for us, Bumby Photography was there to capture it all! Erin is here with us today to share all about it… What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? We hired Weddings Inc. out of Orlando to help with the planning. We live in another state so this was considered a destination wedding for us. The planners already had a list of…
  • I Hired A Cheap Wedding Photographer

    Lauren
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hi, my name is Lauren, and I hired a cheap wedding photographer… and I’m here to prevent you from doing the same! I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m always talking about the importance of quality photography. Well, one of the major reasons for this is because I made a big mistake that I regret- and one that I hope to prevent other brides from making. I hired a cheap wedding photographer. The fact is, when I was planning my wedding, I had no clue about anything. I didn’t know what to expect costs to be, what to look for, or how to even know figure…
  • A Modern & Glamorous Garden Wedding

    Lauren
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The natural elegance of a garden wedding paired with a modern, glamorous style make for a wedding that is absolutely breathtaking! High Five For Love Photography captured this Tennessee wedding flawlessly- after all, with a champagne and mint color palette, a couple that is SO incredibly in love, and an amazingly chic wedding design, you really can’t go wrong. The stunning bride, Danielle, is here with us today sharing more about her wedding… What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? Having a team of support throughout the entire process…
  • Pink & Silver Great Gatsby Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Feathers, sequins, and pearls are just a few of the stunning elements of these Great Gatsby wedding ideas captured by Amy Little Photography. Inspired by the glitz and glam of the 1920s, Amber of Beachside Ceremonies wanted to show how even a beach wedding could be chic and glamorous, and she did just that… I love the chic, glamorous style of the glittery silver paired with touches of pink and white! And of course always a favorite- the elements inspired by the era of The Great Gatsby! So tell me- what do you think of a Great Gatsby wedding? Will any of you be drawing your inspiration…
  • Rustic Elegant Tennessee Farm Wedding

    Lauren
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Rustic and elegant, this Tennessee farm wedding captured by Jenna Henderson is full of southern hospitality and pure beauty! Taking place at the bride’s family farm, this outdoor feté was the perfect option for a couple who both grew up enjoying time spent outdoors and on the farm. The beautiful bride, Brooke, is here with us today to share more about her wedding day: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? My wedding planner helped me most in planning my wedding on my wedding day. What was the most important thing to you when deciding who…
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    One Stylish Bride - Ultimate Wedding Ideas

  • Laura and Dylan’s Sydney Secret Garden Wedding

    Marcela
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What happens when an Interior Designer/Freelance Stylist starts planning her own wedding? A really unique and gorgeous wedding, that’s what! Laura and Dylan tied the knot in one of Sydney’s most exquisite churches, St Mary’s Cathedral. Their wedding theme was, “A Midsummer Nights Dream set within The Secret Garden,” says Laura. Their intimate reception was held in absolute seclusion out on Scotland Island at Bangalla. Guests arrived by boat and climbed the sandstone stairs to a magical garden full of fairy lights. Hilary Cam Photography Sydney captured the wedding and…
  • Pop Art Wedding

    Marcela
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The vendors that put together this lovely Pop Art styled shoot aren’t afraid of a little colour. Okay, a lot of colour! The shoot took place at the Jupiter Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Christa-Taylor captured the shoot and tells us, “It all started when Lacy of Form & Flora contacted me about this pop art wedding concept, and I immediately jumped on board. Yes, let’s give brides a fresh perspective on what a wedding could look like. Rustic is getting tired and we need a fresh vision. We found inspiration in 1920s Pop Art, bold colours, geometric…
  • Clare and Bryce’s Bare Knuckle Farm Wedding

    Marcela
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Surely this super sweet wedding will make your day. Clare and Bryce live in New York, but got engaged on North Manitou Island so they knew they wanted to return to Northern Michigan for a Northport wedding. They decided to wed and hold their reception at the charming Bare Knuckle Farm in Northport. Dan and Melissa Photography captured their wedding and tell us, “My oh my, this wedding was amazing. Meet the incredibly sweet, lovely, beautiful couple, Bryce and Clare. They were truly meant for each other and madly in love. Adoration was written all over their faces and you could see they…
  • Shelly and Randy’s Arizona Wedding

    Marcela
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This wedding has a modern charm to it that’s simply irresistible. The love-happy couple behind the wedding live in Phoenix and met two years ago via Match.com. Randy is a Phoenix fire fighter and Shelly is a real estate agent. They tied the knot and held their modern wedding reception at The Clayton on the Park in Arizona. Gretchen Wakeman Photography captured their day and tells us, “I wheeled my camera bag up to the bridal suite. Before I knocked, I was approached by the Groom who was also entering the bridal suite. I was confused. Did I have the wrong room number? The Groom. In the…
  • Kelsey and James Whistler Wedding

    Marcela
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    After seeing the first couple of photos from this winter wedding we were hooked. Kelsey and James recently tied the knot at beautiful Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center in Whistler, British Columbia. Instead of letting the cold deter them, they embraced the chilly weather and the gorgeous little village of Whistler. The bride tells us why they picked the location, “Jimmy and I are both incredibly social people with tight family bonds and long-time friendships. When it came time to make decisions on where to host our big day, Whistler Village felt like the perfect place that would…
 
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  • Carolina Inn Wedding | Kelsey & Cameron

    Brian Mullins
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Kelsey & Cameron are one of my favorite type of client…   friends of previous clients!  I shot Cameron’s brothers wedding (Dorothy & David) a while back and when they called me about shooting their wedding, I was beyond excited.  What made this even nicer was it being at a beautiful church I had never worked in before (1st presbyterian church in downtown Durham) and then having their reception in the amazing old well room at the Carolina Inn. When I first met Kelsey and Cameron they both were so excited with having a Carolina Inn Wedding that I think we talked more…
  • Wedding in Downtown Raleigh | Allyson & Stephen

    Brian Mullins
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Allyson & Stephen, like many of our wedding clients, decided to have their wedding and reception at locations that are meaningful to them.   As they spend much of their time in Raleigh, having their wedding in downtown Raleigh was at the top of their list.  The downtown Raleigh area has no shortage of beautiful wedding venues and they decided to have their ceremony at the 1st Presbyterian church and their reception at the gorgeous Cardinal Club. The 1st Presbyterian church has recently undergone some major reservations so it was great to get back back and see the fruits of their labor.
  • Carolina Trace Country Club | Sanford Wedding | Devon & Aaron

    Brian Mullins
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    Devon and Aaron’s April wedding proved to an amazing day from start to finish. Hair and makeup began early in the day at Marcellos Salon in Sanford before Devon and her bridesmaids arrived at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church for the ceremony. When we walked into the church to set up for the ceremony we were shocked by how many feathers we saw.  Apparently Devon loves, LOVES feathers. So much so, that her bouquet, wedding dress, reception center pieces and cake all had beautiful white feathers on them! The church was also decorated with feathers, flowers and sparkly silver details…
  • Cafe Luna | Raleigh Wedding | Mary & Frank

    Brian Mullins
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Mary and Frank had their afternoon wedding ceremony at historical St. Mary’s Chapel located in Raleigh, NC.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the chapel, it’s a stunning historical venue with very old stained glass windows, amazing wood architecture and steeped in rich history no matter where you look.  I wouldn’t imagine a more perfect intimate venue for their wedding  The ceremony was gorgeous and full of laughing, smiling and even a few tears…   in other words, perfect. The celebration continued at the reception which was held at Cafe Luna,…
  • Our new website is up!

    Brian Mullins
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    It’s been an incredibly busy (yet rewarding)  past few months here at the studio! Despite photographing weddings nearly every weekend (sometimes 2 or 3) we’ve managed to finish the process of moving our office to the new Apex location. Along with our move, we’ve also been updating the little details here and there regarding our online presence. We’re excited to share that we’ve just completed the process of updating our website. Employee bios, new wedding work and important information can be seen at www.brianmullinsphotography.com. Be sure to stay…
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  • Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions

    Joe Milton
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Aries Tao of Clovergraphy. He is a Sydney, Australia Wedding Photographer and multiple award winning ISPWP member. Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions Some thoughts after judging the ISPWP Wedding Photo Contest By Aries Tao, Sydney Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Contest Judge 4th Place, Bride Portrait, Citlalli Rico, Cancun, Mexico I have been recently selected as one of the judges for The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) competition. It was an honor to judge thousands of awesome wedding photos from…
  • Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Photographer Rebekah Sampson | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Scottsdale wedding photographer Rebekah Sampson of Rebekah Sampson Photography. Rebekah Sampson Bio I have been a professional wedding photographer for over seven years. I love weddings because of the love and excitement bubbling all around. Everyone is joyous, happy, and in love. I truly believe I have the best job in the world because I am able to document people’s lives and capture them in their most emotional moments. I still get excited every time I drive up to a wedding. Each one is unique and special in it ‘s own way. I am a…
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Baltimore Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

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    16 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Baltimore, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Maryland Wedding Date: August 09, 2014 Client Names: Sujay & Rachel Real Wedding Description Sujay and Rachel were married at the Inn at the Colonnade in Baltimore. The couple met at John Hopkins Hospital, where they work. And though no doubt the lovely Rachel looks great even in scrubs, she was resplendent in the Indian sari she wore for the ceremony! After the ceremony they went outside for some quick portraits as the sun was setting, then off to the hotel’s elegant…
  • Real Wedding | Ireland | Ireland Wedding Photographer Bartek Witek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Bartek Witek, Ireland, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Ireland Wedding Date: May 10, 2014 Client Names: SallyAnn & Philip Real Wedding Description Intimate Irish wedding in the sunny but also extremely windy Ardmore, County Waterford, SallyAnn’s home town. Relaxed and warm atmosphere during preparations gave me a clear picture of how amazing people will be around me throughout the day. Ceremony in the Saint Paul’s Church that was built in 1838 was very intimate. Strong, warm readings and amazing song performed by…
  • Real Wedding | Russia | Saint Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, Saint Petersburg, Russia Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Russia Wedding Date: July 12, 2012 Client Names: Katya & Anton Real Wedding Description Beautiful and elegant couple Katya and Anton celebrated their wedding in private and remote location near Saint Petersburg in Russia. Their style and unique way to celebrate their marriage created those images. Ronen. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | Saint Petersburg wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Ronen Boidek | Email: ronen@boidek.com | Phone:…
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  • Invitation Highlight: Indian Wedding Card Designs

    Ajalon
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the more beautiful events of our vast world’s cultures is the Indian wedding. Steeped in tradition, there are many parts that make up the whole celebration that weds the bride and groom in a bond that means family. Colors, food, dancing, and ceremony are all parts of this incredible expression of love and commitment. Whether the happy couple is celebrating the whole range of events from the Sangeet to the Pithi to the Haldi ceremony or simply sticking to the wedding itself, there are beautiful wedding cards available for both the traditional and modern affair. Send Me My Free…
  • Wedding Invitation Customization: Maps

    Ajalon
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It’s no secret, we love maps. The customization of these details really personalize the wedding invitation suite to make the moments memorable. There are so many of your loved ones traveling to see you on your special day, and maps are not only helpful to your guests but keepsakes for when time and distance change lives. Send Me My Free Samples of Sindhu Maps are available for your invitation suite for any town, city, or even country. Whether you’re getting hitched at your favorite restaurant or traveling to a foreign country, it’s never a bad idea to include a map with your…
  • Wedding Invitation Customization: Edge Painting

    Ajalon
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re looking to add a little extra oomph to your wedding invitation, you should try ordering edge painting with your stationery suite. Sometimes it’s the little details that make the whole look come together, and edge painting is the look you’ll love. If your wedding’s focal point is the incredible style and color you’ve chosen for your big day, this embellishment won’t go unnoticed. Send Me My Free Samples of Emily While you are able to edge paint your standard invitations, a two-ply invite might be your best option. With the thicker and sturdier…
  • Spring 2015- Pantone Color Report: Glacier Gray

    Ajalon
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A masculine color that plays nicely with other hues and can enhance our best qualities for an incredible celebration.   While Pantone is known for its vibrant colors and wild combinations, the subtle, calm, and timeless hues featured in seasonal palettes should not go unnoticed. The strong and masculine color Glacier Gray is an incredible color we’ll be seeing a lot of this upcoming Spring 2015. With a calming effect, this soft hue is a perfect grounding color to match with bright and radiant schemes like tangerine, scuba blue, or freesia. While groomsmen suits are an excellent…
  • Wedding Day Items for Asian Fusion Receptions

    Ajalon
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Asian weddings are beautiful events that allow the happy couple to experiment with a fusion of modern and traditional aesthetics. Here at Invitations by Ajalon, we have a whole gallery of designs for those who wish to incorporate the classic looks of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cultures, to name a few. With colors across the spectrum and inspiration from all kinds of places, our letterpress and digital motifs are just right for you. For the day of your wedding, there are many fun options for you to incorporate your wedding stationery design into a look for your table tops,…
 
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    Advice and Ideas | Invitations By Dawn

  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Classic Christmas

    Julie
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    If you love the holiday season as much as you love your spouse-to-be, might I suggest a Christmas-themed wedding? This festive time of year brings an array of decor that’s perfect for setting a cozy, romantic tone for your big day. Imagine a color palette rich with deep reds, vibrant greens and snowy whites sprinkled with nature’s accessories like pine cones, berries and garland. I have some classic Christmas inspiration that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit and set the mood for romance. Introduce your color palette Give your wedding guests a sneak peak into the color…
  • Decorating with wedding wreaths

    Sarah
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    Wreaths aren’t just used for hanging on your front door during the holidays. This beautiful accessory can be incorporated into your big day to bring beauty to your ceremony and reception. Whether your wedding wreath is made up of hydrangeas and roses or is filled with baby’s breath, I’ve got a few different places you can hang this beautiful piece of decor: On doors Whether you’re getting married in a church, a country club or your own home, set the tone for your event by placing decorative wreaths on the front doors of your ceremony venue. On the chairs Hang small…
  • Wedding trend: Mixed gender wedding parties

    Heidi
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    When you think “wedding party” you probably imagine the bridesmaids and then the groomsmen. But what if you’re the bride and your best friend is a guy? Or what if the groom wants his sister to stand on his side? Feel free to break the mold with a mixed gender wedding party. Here’s how to pull it off: Choosing the right attire Obviously not all of the wedding party will be wearing dresses, but that doesn’t mean that everyone can’t look coordinated and pulled together. Select a single hue that is represented in each person’s outfit. For instance, if…
  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Winter garden

    Heidi
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Typically when you think of a whimsical garden wedding, you imagine the event taking place in the midst of spring or during the colorful summer season. But you may not want to eliminate winter as the perfect time of year for a garden wedding. This theme paves the way for a magical winter wonderland setting mixed in with light and airy florals and a whole lot of love. From your cake to your table decor and invitations, I have all the winter garden wedding inspiration you need: Set the scene with online wedding invitations You won’t find wedding stationery more perfect for your winter…
  • Style story: Boho chic

    Julie
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Brides who have an affinity for whimsical details like wildflowers, feathers and flowing dresses may want to think about a having a bohemian chic wedding theme. This style showcases the beauty of nature with a twist of glamour and modernity. Stylish stars such as Ashlee Simpson and Whitney Port have both opted to embrace a boho chic wedding theme. Get inspired by these amazing ideas for your own bohemian big day: Set the tone with wedding invitations While your save the dates don’t necessarily have to show off your wedding theme, your invites should! This Lovable Roses – Gold…
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    Favor Me Events | Charlotte, NC Wedding Planner and Design

  • baby markey's shower {personal}

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    I am just going to say it. I can't believe that I have a two month old. Seriously crazy.Charles Andrew Markey was born on August 27th after an extremely long journey. If you are not familiar with my story, please feel free to read just how far we have come: here.A few months before Charlie was born, three amazing friends {Deb Hall, Sara Shelor and Lauren Rosenau} offered to throw me a shower. I graciously accepted and was not told much in the planning process other than the venue and when to arrive. As a planner, it killed me not to know the details. I wondered which linens they had chosen.
  • katie and tj {tie the knot} foundation for the carolinas

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    I have been soooo excited to share this wedding, so I am just going to jump right in! You may remember this couple from their e-session, here. Katie and TJ are mid-western transplants who made their home in Charlotte and decided to get married here as well. Katie loves greenery. Like LOVES it. TJ just wanted to make Katie happy. You guys, this couple just couldn't get much sweeter. Katie and TJ were married on August 23rd at The Foundation for the Carolinas. We utilized the same space for both ceremony and reception and simply 'flipped' the space while guests moved into another…
  • elizabeth and steven {tie the knot} the duke mansion

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    I can't believe that I am writing this blog post on maternity leave. Truly insane! My baby boy is here and {currently napping}, so I am taking full advantage by blogging my first post as a new mama. But more on my little man later...Over the years, I have managed many weddings at The Duke Mansion.  Last season was a record for me as I managed six at the Duke in one year. Although, even with much time spent at the mansion, I had not yet planned a wedding there with an outdoor reception. In fact, it was on my goal list when Elizabeth came in for a consultation late last year. Her vision…
  • catherine and mike {tie the knot} foundation for the carolinas

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    It was their love of numbers that brought these two accountants together. It was our love of all things pretty that brought them to Favor Me Events. Catherine and Mike were married on June 28th at Covenant Presbyterian Church with their reception at The Foundation for the Carolinas. You may remember this sweet couple from here. With five weddings at The Foundation for the Carolinas on the Favor Me Events books for this year, it has quickly become one of my favorite venues in Charlotte.  If you are not familiar with the space, I think you will see why I love it so much...Please enjoy…
  • meghan and patrick {engagement session}

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Hello, Wednesday! And hello to another beautiful Favor Me Events couple!Please meet Meghan and Patrick. This sweet duo is set to marry next May at one of my favorite Charlotte venues-- The Duke Mansion!Meghan is a girl after my own heart. Not only is she extremely organized-- she is a girl who knows what she wants! Meghan came to me envisioning a romantic dinner on the Duke Mansion lawn... think twinkly lights, lush floral and candle light--lots of candle light! Oh, how I can't wait for this wedding!In the mean time, please enjoy some photos from their engagement session with another…
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  • Going for the Wow Factor? You’ll Need More than a Meringue!

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
      It is perhaps one of the most exciting moments of your life; you’ve just accepted the proposal and set a date. One of the first things you’ll be maniacally searching for is the dress. Whether you’re splashing out and going designer, buying a pre-loved gown or even making it yourself, one thing’s for sure is that the dress is the focus of your attentions. Big mistake! As central as it may be, it’s equally important to take care over the accessories that will also be on display on your big day. Walking down the aisle wearing a dress encrusted in genuine pearls and antique lace…
  • Take a Knee

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
      What is the ideal situation for a proposal to your beloved? Perhaps you envisage sitting in a Michelin-star restaurant and you pop on one knee before dessert? Or it could be a petal-strewn path, leading to a secret garden with a string quartet playing? Whatever the ideal, what you don’t want is to send a drunken text at three in the morning. Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Scene of the Crime The very fact you remembered where you had your first date will earn you bonus points but have you gone the extra mile to reproduce the experience down to the letter?
  • 4 Types of Wedding Gifts to Choose From

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
      Choosing a wedding gift can be an absolute nightmare, especially if you don’t know the couple too well, or have never been to a wedding before! But don’t fret; sometimes finding the perfect gift is easier than you think. If you break down your possibilities into categories it can make it easier to assess your choices, so here are four easy options that will get your brain ticking with ideas. Think about your relationship with the couple and how to incorporate this into your gift, and you’re sure to get it right every time. 1. The List Present Traditionally, many couples will make…
  • The Four Important Stages of Being an Awesome Maid of Honor

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every girl has that one person they can turn to in times of need. Having a best friend is a vital part of life and most of us just wouldn’t know where we’d be without our best pals. So if you’ve been asked the all-important question and someone has entrusted you with everything in the run up to their nuptials, it’s time to step up to the mark and do everything in your power to be an awesome Maid of Honor Here are the four stages of the chief bridesmaid’s duties. Bachelorette Party / Hen Party Wherever you are in the world, the bachelorette party or hen night is one of the most…
  • How to Plan a Successful Wedding Theme

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
      Weddings can take years to plan: after all, it is supposed to be the most important day of your life! When planning a wedding theme, though, it is all about the detail. If you are going to have a wedding theme then you need to make it as successful as possible by taking it all the way through each element of the day. Some couples take their wedding theme to the extreme: for example, this Harry Potter themed wedding had over 166,000 shares online! By no means do you need to spend £20,000 to have the perfectly considered wedding theme, and so here is an example of a seaside or beach…
 
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  • Photo Friday: Customer Spotlight

    Sarah
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Today is officially the last day of our It's All About The Details photo contest, and we have gotten some really great submissions over the course of these last few weeks. Each week, we have featured some of our favorite contenders and it's been a blast to see what you have come up with! It's not too late to cast a vote for your favorite entry. We will be selecting one winner after the contest ends tonight at midnight, and that lucky winner will be taking home a $500 prize! If you are currently in the running, be sure to share your submission with family and friends to increase your votes and…
  • Pin This Thursday: Peacock Wedding Board

    Sarah
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you have been looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding theme, look no further than today's #PinThisThursday feature, which is Peacock Themed Weddings! No, it's not focused exclusively on the bird itself, but instead it's vibrant colors and markings. Taking a look at the characteristic shades seen on a peacock, you would probably pick out royal blue, teal, turquoise, purple, green and black. It's a vast palette but it makes it all the more interesting and unique. Just think of the many different ways you can work these vivid colors into your big day! Starting with your bridal party attire! Pick…
  • Chelsey & Danny's Vineyard Wedding

    Sarah
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today's #RealWeddingWednesday feature is everything that you would dream of when it comes to hosting a vineyard wedding. Chelsey and Danny chose the Alcantara Vineyards (located in Cottonwood, AZ) as the scene of their big day, and what a beautiful backdrop it was! Between their sunset ceremony at the vintage open aired chapel, and then a lovely reception and dancing under the stars, it was the absolute perfect setting for a wedding.  We want to thank Stephen Shefrin Photography in advance for submitting the photos from this gorgeous wedding! As a little background, today we join in…
  • Tuesday Shoesday: Something Embellished

    Sarah
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    We are going ga-ga for all things embellished right now, so for this #TuesdayShoesday, we couldn't help but find the most stunningly beautiful embellished wedding shoes to share with you guys! Once we got started, it was hard to stop, but we managed to narrow it down to our most favorite pairs suitable for all 'walks' of life! First and foremost, these absolutely gorgeous custom-made Badgley Mischka peeptoe pumps. They are decorated and exclusively sold by The Glass Slipper for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind pair of wedding heels. These beauties do come with a little bit of a price tag though,…
  • Very Berry Rustic Wedding Inspiration

    Sarah
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today's #MontageMonday post brings the beautiful and elegant combination of a deep berry purple, a woodsy brown, and a little touch of lilac. All these hues together create a dazzling palette suitable for a queen! The joy of combining these beautiful colors is that you can use them any time of the year. This palette doesn't necessarily fit specifically to a season, as many colors seem to do. No, these colors are suitable year-round! These vibrant hues would be great with really any theme, but it would especially go well with a wine/vineyard wedding theme, or a vintage/rustic wedding theme.
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    DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas

  • Wedding Food Ideas: Turkey Florentine Mini Cups

    Kym
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Print Turkey Florentine Mini Cups Prep Time: 24 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Serving Size: 24 source: Madigan... The post Wedding Food Ideas: Turkey Florentine Mini Cups appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Fall Cascading Basket Centerpiece

    Kym
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Materials Needed: 12-inch square basket 11-inch round basket 9-inch round basket Floral foam for artificial arrangements Glue gun and hotmelt... The post diy Wedding Crafts: Fall Cascading Basket Centerpiece appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Wedding Drink Ideas: Vampire Kiss Recipe

    Kym
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    For a sweet and spooky Halloween wedding drink, try this new coconut-pineapple flavored Halloween-style drink of death! This is a... The post Wedding Drink Ideas: Vampire Kiss Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • {diy Wedding Ideas} Chocolate Letter Seating Cards

    Kym
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    What a sweet and creative idea, Chocolate Letter Seating Cards from Oh Happy Day. This can double as desert, guest... The post {diy Wedding Ideas} Chocolate Letter Seating Cards appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Beautiful Bauble & Brooch Wedding Bouquets

    Josie {Contributor}
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Though traditional flower bouquets are and always will be wonderful, bouquets made out of baubles and brooches are creative, and... The post Beautiful Bauble & Brooch Wedding Bouquets appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
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    Fly Away Bride

  • Black Wedding Dresses

    Amy
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    In honour of Halloween today we’ve gotten together a few really sumptuous black wedding dresses from our favourite bridal designers. Nowadays, anything goes with wedding gowns and for the bride who wants to do something really different, a black dress might just be the way to go. These gowns are undeniably high in visual impact, and our advice is to keep your look otherwise simple. Avoid too much colour elsewhere in your palette (such as in your bouquet) and stay away from fussy accessories- basically anything that will distract from the gown. Keep your hairstyle soft and romantic, and…
  • Autumn Wedding in Stockholm

    Amy
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Edith and Joakim married on a beautifully clear autumn day in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Since they’re both from the city it was important for them to have the wedding there, even though they met in a different part of the country. We love the beautiful lace detailing on the back of Edith’s gown, as well as the fact that it was Edith that proposed to her future groom with flowers and champagne! More from Joakim below on their story and big day, but first these lovely images by Annelie Johansson. “Edith and I met while I was in med school in a town called…
  • Love Potions ✈ Halloween Wedding Inspiration

    Lindsay
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    I have to admit.. Halloween isn’t a holiday I get particularly excited about (although I am looking forward to some toffee apples on Friday!). I enjoy this time of year in general but wedding related or not, I’m usually happy enough to let the date just pass on by. For those of you who are in your element at this time of year and particularly around Halloween, inspiration for a themed wedding is everywhere… not necessarily a good thing as it’s very easy to get carried away with the strong colours and textures that are so heavily associated with the season. If…
  • Vendee Destination Wedding with Beloved Love Photography

    Amy
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hope all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend (well, those of us in Ireland who had one!) and we’re back today with a romantic destination wedding in the Vendee area of France’s west coast. Couple Lizzie and Joe have an international love story which perfectly suits their destination celebration: the pair met in Australia before embarking on a long distance relationship between there and the UK. They tied the knot in the garden of a friend’s house in France with family and friends who flew from Australia, England and even California to join them- making a holiday out of the…
  • Bridal Designers 2015 ✈ Elise Hameau

    Amy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    When it comes to bridal designers 2015 is set to be a great year. We love finding people we haven’t come across before so we were excited to discover another new French bridal line this week which we fell in love with! Elise Hameau’s 2015 collection aims not to hide the bride but to emphasise her beauty, with well cut dress lines and flattering materials. Inspiration for the new collection is from diverse sources such as faded photos, tiny petalled flowers, and nature in its basic and untouched state. Lace is the stand out material in this collection, and what a fabulous…
 
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    PreOwned Wedding Dresses

  • Madi + Paul | YSA Makino Wedding from Jason Zara Photography

    Holly
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Another fairytale Friday here at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. What’s not to love about Madi’s princess style, satin and Swarovski crystal encrusted YSA Makino ball gown? Talk about a show stopper! Today’s real wedding looks like an amazing day, surrounded by friends and family who really know how to celebrate. Oh and don’t miss Madi + Paul’s five-tier wedding cake – totally immaculate and in perfect keeping with Madi’s dream dress. Enjoy! Madi + Paul | May 28, 2011 | Metro Detroit, MI | Dress Listing: YSA Makino The Ceremony Ever since I was a little…
  • Sarah + Gehrig | Winnie Couture Wedding from Marinkovich Weddings

    Kelly
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Croatian coast is incredible; it’s no wonder Sarah and Gehrig decided to host their week-long wedding there. In another great choice, Sarah’s tiered, scalloped custom Winnie Couture wedding gown was perfect against the backdrop of the ocean and rocks. Such romantic sophistication this European destination wedding will have you swooning. Sarah + Gehrig | June 23, 2014 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Dress Listing: Winnie Couture, Custom The Ceremony Our intimate ceremony was on the cliffs of the Hotel Palace Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea and Dalmation Islands. When Gehrig…
  • Daphne + Graeme | Vera Wang Wedding from Limeleaf Weddings

    Kelly
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes wedding photos will just take you away, as is the case with Daphne and Graeme’s modern-glam wedding. The reception featured centerpieces exploding with roses and crystals, flickering candlelight and a dramatic fireworks display. Daphne said it was love at first sight when she tried her Vera Wang gown on, and after seeing these photos it’s hard to imagine she ever had another dress in mind. This wedding is pure sophisticated perfection. Daphne + Graeme | June 14, 2014 | Wirral, United Kingdom | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Lark The Ceremony Our ceremony was a civil…
  • Designer Profile: Claire Pettibone

    Kelly
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Are you a bride with vintage romance on her mind? Claire Pettibone may be the dream wedding designer for you. This designer started her career creating ultra-pretty lingerie, but found herself enchanted by wedding dresses. Looking at her elegant lingerie and fantastic wedding dresses side-by-side, you would see there is a lot more in common than you might think! Claire Pettibone Brigitte Pettibone’s style is most easily seen in the first wedding dress she ever designed. “Kristene,” so named for the friend she designed it for, has all the details that would later become…
  • Tatyana + Michael | Romona Keveza Wedding from Readyluck Photography

    Kelly
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The combination of old world tradition and contemporary wedding style at Tatyana’s marriage to Michael is unforgettable. A historic American city hosted their nuptials in an event that included touches of nostalgia like Russian matroshyka dolls and glamorous tablescapes. Tatyana’s stunning mermaid Romona Keveza wedding gown was the perfect finishing touch! Tatyana + Michael | May 24, 2014 | Washington, D.C. | Dress Listing: Romona Keveza, RK533 The Ceremony The wedding was on May 24, 2014, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Both the ceremony and the reception were…
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • All Hallows’ Eve Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you caught yesterday’s Sleepy Hollow wedding inspiration, get ready for another beautiful take on the very same theme. The talent behind this editorial, photographer, Megan Robinson, and designer, Leslie Dawn Events, wanted to put a dark, moody spin on a wedding scene to inspire couples whose aim is to do something different for their big day. Halloween weddings are more popular than one might think, and we’re sure this stunning shoot will share lots of great ideas for anyone with a 10.31 wedding date! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love…
  • Halloween Harvest Dinner Party Inspiration

    Jen
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Halloween, friends! We have such a fun feature to share today – a twist on what you might normally think or plan to do for a holiday like Halloween – a harvest dinner party! When the ladies at Rustic White Photography said, We’re not the type of girls who love goblins and witches, so we opted to host a Halloween Happy Hour and Harvest Party, we could definitely agree that a lovely dinner with your close friends + neighbors sounded like the perfect way to celebrate this year. Molly Mckinley Designs started with a beautiful design plan, filled with touches of fall, and…
  • Sleepy Hollow Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We’re definitely starting to get in the Halloween spirit, so today’s fun editorial, based on the story of Sleepy Hollow is a perfect thing for this afternoon! With lots of rich colors, unique details + a straight up amazing black wedding dress, we have to say, we really love how Lukas & Suzy VanDyke, Harmony Creative Studio, and Heirloom Design House brought this dark + mysterious tale to life… See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love All Hallows’ Eve Wedding InspirationGreek Mythology Halloween Wedding InspirationAutumn Amber…
  • Rose Gold + Heirloom Engagement Rings from Jared

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Let’s say we add a little bit of sparkle to this Thursday with some gorgeous engagement rings from Jared! At the moment, we’re all about rose gold rings and vintage-inspired, heirloom finds. So, we thought we’d share a few of our current faves from Jared, that match these trends, so we can get our glitz fix on. But first, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Jared, or if you haven’t been to a store in ages, let us catch you up to speed! With over 5x the selection of other jewelry stores, Jared is the bridal destination for gorgeous, quality wedding…
  • Intimate Foggy Oceanfront Wedding: Kristin + Chris

    Jen
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You all caught Shannon + John’s intimate foggy mountain wedding that we shared last Friday, right? Well, today we have another gorgeous, foggy celebration to share – Kristin + Chris’ intimate coastal Oregon vow exchange! For this laid back duo, tradition wasn’t something they were all too worried about. Case in point: their wedding was a super relaxed, two-day event. It all started with a short, sweet and very intimate oceanfront ceremony on day one, followed by a personalized celebration in downtown Portland on day two. We also have to add that these guys made sure…
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    Printed Creations Wedding Store Blog

  • Seashell Invitations for Romantic Beach Weddings

    Sara Haese
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Whether you are planning a beach wedding or a tropical destination wedding, seashells are perfect for complimenting your theme.  No two shells are alike, just as your love story is truly unique to you and your fiance. Seashell invitations are great for introducing your wedding theme.  Here are a couple of designs to inspire your shopping. The invitation pieces here are shaped as shells and strung together with ribbon for a very unique look. Sea Shells Invitation This wedding invitation design mixes words of love with images of seashells for a soft romantic background. Romantic…
  • The Basics of Wedding Invitation Text

    Sara Haese
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Wedding invitation text can be broken down into answering the questions of who, when and where as they pertain to your wedding details. Your invitation wording will need to answer these specific questions to provide your guests with all the details they will need about your wedding… Who is inviting guests to the wedding?  This typically refers to whoever is hosting/financing the wedding.  Their name(s) should be printed preceding a phrase like ‘invite you to share with us’ or ‘request the honour of your presence’, or however you choose to have it worded on your…
  • Burst of Color with Yellow and Gray Wedding Invitations

    Sara Haese
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    The color gray is elegant and neutral so it can be paired with many different colors.  When it comes to contrasting with shades of grey, yellow is a great choice to add just the right pop of color to the mix.  Yellow and gray wedding invitations can actually be designed in various ways to make the most of this color combination. Here are some examples showing not only different color tones but also different ways of using yellow and gray as part of your invitations: This invitation card perfectly blends yellow (marigold) with gray (pewter) into its modern design.  Using both ink…
  • The Supporting Roles of Wedding Menu Cards

    Sara Haese
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    The obvious purpose of wedding menu cards is to creatively display all the tasty details of your wedding reception food.  What’s often overlooked is how stylish they can be when added to the place settings of your reception tables.  There may even be a menu card to match your invitation design. Letterpress Wine and Dine Menu Card Do you also know the additional ‘supporting roles’ your printed menu cards can serve depending on the design you choose? How about expressing your thankfulness to family & friends that they could be with you on your special day.  On the…
  • What’s Trending with Wedding Response Cards

    Sara Haese
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Including response cards with your wedding invitations is highly recommended as they are essential to your planning.  Since they will provide you with an accurate guest count for food and seating arrangements, they could actually save you some money.  More often than not, there will even be a card to match your invitation design. You will need to select a date by which your guests will be asked to reply so it can be printed on the RSVP cards. That date is typically 2-3 weeks before your wedding, depending on your reception venue’s timeline. A return mailing envelope is included with…
 
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    Wedding Chaplain's Journal

  • Ellenborough Park Offers Enchanting Winter Wedding Wonderland

    Alan Viau
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ellenborough Park is pleased to offer an unrivalled new winter wedding experience with everything a bride needs for her dream destination wedding, all at an unbeatable rate. A Winter Wedding at Ellenborough Park, the five-star, 16th century country manor house hotel in the heart of the romantic Cotswolds, presents exclusive pricing for an “unbridaled” destination wedding celebration. As one of England’s premiere wedding venues, bridal party and guests alike will be treated like royalty, in an exclusive opportunity at Ellenborough Park with the property’s charming backdrop, attentive…
  • Why Not Rent Your Bridesmaid Dress?

    Alan Viau
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Let’s be honest, women don’t ever wear bridesmaids dresses again. With the new mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses trend catching on, the days of spending hundreds on a dress they’ll never wear again may soon be over thanks to Kookopa, a rent-and-lend fashion community that offers exactly what they need for their best friend’s big day. Bridesmaids can now cheer up and look forward to the wedding festivities without worrying about the finances while being comfortable and stylish.  Whether you have a dress you would like to rent, or are looking for one to borrow, Kookopa makes for a…
  • Trends from The Knot Bridal Fashion Week Couture Show

    Alan Viau
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Alan Viau:Another exciting New York Bridal Week – look at the trends Originally posted on The Knot Blog: If you hadn’t noticed, we immersed ourselves in beautiful wedding dresses and accessories over the past seven days at Bridal Fashion Week — from amazing bridal capes (in lieu of veils!) in chiffon and lace patterns to super detailed bead work and embroidery, interesting, colorful patterns on hemlines, illusion necklines and sleeves, open backs (very sexy) and black accent pieces, we saw it all. Below, a few of our favorite bridal fashion ideas and trends that you can totally…
  • Melissa & Kelly – A Tender Wedding in a Meadow

    Alan Viau
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    September is my favorite month for weddings. The temperature is cooler, bugs are less and the fall colors are gorgeous. And so it was for Melissa and Kelly’s wedding in Lanark County. Being real nature lovers, they chose to have their wedding ceremony and reception in a meadow. It was filled with so many tender moments. I started with Melissa who was getting ready in a log house. They didn’t want the signing of the license and register to happen during the ceremony – so I had them each sign separately. I had Melissa sign with her best friend and maid of honor. Melissa…
  • Infographic: History of the Wedding Ring

    Alan Viau
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Courtesy of Bespoke DiamondsFiled under: Rings & Jewellery Tagged: diamond ring, Engagement, Wedding ring
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    The Plunge Project

  • A Fail-Free Guide to the Perfect Maid of Honor Speech

    Cierra Cline
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    You’re the maid of honor; therefore, you’re responsible for standing in front of all those guests to give a speech. Terrifying, right? I know what you mean. As the maid of honor in my best friend’s wedding, I was given the terrifying honor of well-wishing too. No pressure, right? Well, here are just a few tips for you ladies in the same boat as me to help the process go smoothly and easily! Maid of Honor Speech by Ashley Tips: Ok, let’s be honest here for just a moment – this is not the time to spill the beans on any private stories, get happy-drunk, or write a mini-book. This is a…
  • Tamed and Fabulous: Bachelorette Party Ideas for the Maid of Honor

    Cierra Cline
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    For you Maid of Honor’s who are responsible for hosting an unforgettable bachelorette party, there’s no need to panic! Coming up with the perfect “to-do” list can seem intimidating, but don’t worry! Here are a few (tame!) bachelorette party ideas that will keep the night rolling! Going Out: There are a ton of different things for you to do if you choose to have a fun night or weekend out with the girls. Here just a couple ideas for you to consider! Scavenger Hunt: Go to a large, big-hit area (like Disney world if you live in Florida or New York Times Square if you’re in The Big…
  • Too Cute for Baskets and Pillows!

    Cierra Cline
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    It’s probably the cutest part of the whole wedding – the little ring bearer shuffling his feet down the aisle and the flower girl dropping handfuls of crushed flower petals at the bride’s feet, smiling her big-toothed grin. Everyone giggles as the little ring bearer scurries back to mom in a rush of embarrassment. If you’re having a little tyke ring bearer and flower girl in your wedding, there are some fabulous alternatives to the original pillow and basket. Here’s a list of just a few! Ring Bearer and Flower Girl by Jamey M. Photography Ring Bearer Alternatives: There are tons of…
  • Boo-tified and Classy – A Halloween Wedding!

    Cierra Cline
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Eleven short days until ghosts, pumpkins, and vampires grace our door steps and make the customary “trick or treat!” calls. For the ever-so-brave bride who’s opting for a Halloween wedding with a classy twist, I applaud you. I know it’s coming up soon, so the jitters and last minute preparation musts are setting in! Don’t worry though; here are just a few decoration, food, and drink tips for you to throw in for the perfect, classy Halloween wedding! Colors: For a Halloween wedding, you’ll want to opt for darker colors to really set off the mood. Some color options include: Black…
  • Bridal Accessories from Head to Toe!

    Cierra Cline
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Your dress is gorgeous (to say the least) but every girl has to have accessories! From tiaras to gorgeous peep-toe heels, you’ll be able to top off the perfect look with ease! There’s a lot to consider when shopping for accessories, so make sure you know exactly what you want before the shopping ensues! Headed to Perfection: Whether you’re going for all-out princess attire or looking for a simple flower piece to complete the look, you’re guaranteed to look ravishing! Hair Piece by Lianne Nichols Head Pieces: There are lots of different head pieces out there that are great for just…
 
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    Yours In Bridal blog

  • Best Buy new GoPro cameras capture your best adventures

    Lisa
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    The leaves are changing and already there are holiday commercials on TV. I don’t know about you, but I’m still in the mood to take in some fall adventures. How about taking in a zip line, mountain climbing or perhaps enjoying those last days at your favorite amusement park? But, before you head there, you […]
  • Wine Wednesday offers Chili-Grilled Chicken Salad

    Lisa
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One more week until our race. I’m doing pretty well – watching what I put in my body especially now. Eating salad for dinner can be a healthy option and one that I use a great deal. I happen to like salads, but get tired of the boring kind. There is a bar in my […]
  • Wine Wednesday offers Chicken Balsamico with Pears

    Lisa
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    I have a BIG race coming up in a few weeks, and frankly, I’m a bit nervous. Not that I won’t finish – because I know I will. There is no doubt there. I’m running/walking this with my boyfriend…it’s our first “race” together. Like relationships, we have to pace ourselves and there may be times […]
  • Wine Wednesday calls for Beef and Guinness Pie

    Lisa
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Ahhh, crispness is in the air and football is on TV. I’m a really happy girl and this season, I’m hoping to do a few things. Among them, is make these adorable mini Beef and Guinness Pies! OMG, so cute and actually pretty easy. Just make sure you have a few individual ramekins (for a […]
  • If it’s not right, a left-hook will take you down

    Lisa
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    This week has been filled with two major stories of men, both athletes who have either abused or killed their girlfriend. It’s a story we see and hear far too often and one that I feel I must discuss. It’s not often that I pull my own life into this blog and perhaps that’s the […]
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    SuperGiftPlace Wedding Blog

  • Magnet Back Mini Photo Frames ( Set of 3 )

    SuperGiftPlace
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Miniature photo frames are very popular at today's weddings. Not only can they display a photo of the happy couple, but also can be used for "Save the Date" Reminders, Place Markers, Table Names or Numbers or a thoughtful message from the Bride and Groom.Magnet Back Mini Photo Frames ( Set of 3 ) Visit us at http://www.supergiftplace.com
  • International Checkout

    SuperGiftPlace
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    For our international shoppers, we are excited to offer you secure international delivery. SuperGiftPlace.com has partnered with GlobalShopex for international fulfillment. We will process your international payment and ship your order via a traceable method to your door. We accept International Credit Cards, PayPal, Bank Wire Transfers, and Money Gram, and other local forms of payment. Once your order is complete, all inquiries including order status should be directed to the GlobalShopex Customer Service Department. We look forward to offering you a wonderful international customer…
  • The Curious Case of Elephant Themed Weddings

    SuperGiftPlace
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Who doesn't love elephants? If you're like me and get sucked into the vortex of cute animal pictures on the internet, you might discover the magical qualities of baby elephants, which just might be the some of the cutest things ever that might crush you.   Of course, more couples who are seeking a more exotic route for their wedding are looking into elephant-themed wedding. Corey and Lynette Perkins showcased their stunning wedding in Zimbabwe riding elephants and posing in front of the beautiful landscapes of Africa. In the United States, the elephant is famous for being the symbol…
  • "Mr. & Mrs." Glass Coasters (Set of 2)

    SuperGiftPlace
    7 May 2014 | 4:58 pm
                                              "Mr. & Mrs." Glass Coasters (Set of 2)Celebrate the new two of you with the title you win when you tie the knot! With a mustache for Mr. and ruby-red lips for his Mrs., our playful glass coaster wedding favor has all the markings of a meaningful thank-you gift. Features and facts:Set of two clear-glass coasters, edged in silver and white stripes,…
  • 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
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    Belle the Magazine . The Wedding Blog For The Sophisticated Bride

  • Glamorous Halloween Wedding Inspiration

    Belle The Magazine
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Happy Halloween! If you're any thing like me, the words "Halloween wedding" immediately bring up images of dark Gothic inspired events, but this super-chic Halloween inspired photo-shoot could not be farther from that vision. Black lace details and splashes of gold are beautifully mixed with spiders and pumpkins for a Halloween inspired event that is half glamour half romance... Love! Confetti Rentals along with a fab group of vendors executed the concept to perfection while Shelly Taylor Photography captured every image in the most amazing way. Well, I need to go buy some more candy for…
  • Val Stefani Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

    Belle The Magazine
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Divine, divine, divine! Classic elegance is oozing out of every single wedding dress in Val Stefani Spring 2015. I must admit, I'm having a full-on I-wish-I-was-still-a-bride moment right now because thanks to this designing sister duo who work together from start to finish on each gown to bring us fierce feminine aesthetic that is the inspiration behind this gorg array of wedding dresses. Scroll down and expect to see eye-catching elements like crystal embellishments, intricate beading, lace details and classic, yet sophisticated silhouettes.Please contact Val Stefani for authorize…
  • Della Giovanna Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

    Belle The Magazine
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    If you are an edgy bride looking for a modern yet sophisticated look, you came to the right place my friend. Today I'm bringing you the Fall 2015 Collection of a Brooklyn based talented designer, Della Giovanna. Inspired by medieval armor these impactful wedding dresses feature perfectly-placed splashes of gold, white leather and gold chainmail. I love the fact that all the pieces in this collection are separates - the tops and skirts can be mixed and matched - giving each bride a chance to create unique customized looks both for the ceremony and the reception.Please contact Della…
  • StudioWedBox : Useful Wedding Surprises Every Month

    Belle The Magazine
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Happy Wedding Wednesday, my dears! Today I’m bringing you something new and useful along with some oh-so-pretty inspiration to feast your eyes on. But before we fully jump into the beauty, let’s talk reality. Keeping up with the latest wedding trends and new hot products for your ido’s is hard.  Reason why I’m so excited to share with you my latest obsession, StudioWedBox. I’m pretty sure this little piece of wedding heaven is going to revolutionize the wedding world. I’m talking about a monthly subscription for brides that arrives at your door and will not only guide you…
  • Badgley Mischka Bridal Fall 2015

    Belle The Magazine
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    While today might feel like any old Tuesday, let me kindly assure you that it’s not. In fact, it’s a stop everything kind of day all thanks to the stylish and dynamic duo behind Badgley Mischka and their new Bridal Fall 2015 collection.  I had the pleasure of attending this runway show a couple of weeks ago during Bridal Week and I can tell you that these stunning wedding dresses are definitely more beautiful in person than in the pictures.. if you can believe that! Each piece just screams couture! If I had to describe this bridal collection in three words they would be:…
 
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    Wedding Tips & Ideas

  • Real Wedding – Afternoon Delight

    Real Weddings
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Today on the blog we are sharing the homely wedding of Kaitlin and Brennan, who were so excited to get married that they considered eloping, “But then we thought, ‘We’re only getting married once’ so we decided on a small intimate and very personal wedding,” Kaitlin said. Kaitlin and Brennan may have kept the number [...]Real Wedding – Afternoon Delight is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Mauve Touch

    Real Weddings
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Be inspired by the distinctive styling and elegant floral arrangements of Justine and Quinton’s Queensland wedding, on our blog today. A soft colour palette of pink, peach and purple reflected the warmth of the day. A chance encounter in a Wagga Wagga pub sent Justine and Quinton on a romantic path to marriage, with the [...]Real Wedding – Mauve Touch is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Old World Glamour

    Real Weddings
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Amanda Erickson and David Gennusa celebrated their wedding at the stately Curzon Hall in New South Wales. Built in the early 1900s, Curzon Hall boasts a range of opulently appointed ballrooms. The Banquet Room brought a sense of occasion and old world glamour to Amanda and David’s autumn wedding. Amanda wore a princess style, full-skirted [...]Real Wedding – Old World Glamour is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Rouge Opulence

    Real Weddings
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Today on the blog we are sharing the distinctive wedding of Romi and Jason, held at Atlantic in Melbourne. Romi spent months before her wedding looking at photos from opulent weddings around the world for inspiration. “I wanted our wedding to be romantic and modern, therefore our décor combined rich colours including pink, red and [...]Real Wedding – Rouge Opulence is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Balinese Paradise

    Real Weddings
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Today on the blog we are sharing the luxe Bali wedding of high school sweethearts, Emma and Brady. “We chose our wedding venue because of the breathtaking view of the ocean from the cliff edge. Jennifer Hawkins hadn’t got married there yet!” Emma laughed. Their wedding day had a green and blush pink colour scheme [...]Real Wedding – Balinese Paradise is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
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    Santorini Photographer, Greece

  • USA Playmates Photo Shoot Khloe Terae April Eve Nicolette Shea

    Kristo Di Giorio
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Head Photographer of the travel agency, Kristo Di Giorio shot this summer 3 USA x playmates. The models, Khloë Terae, April Eve and Nicolette Shea, wore their bikinis and posed in the balcony, next to the swimming pool of a …
  • Pre Wedding Session of a just married couple

    Kristo Di Giorio
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    This is a very interesting story of Stephanie and her husband Adrian. The couple arrived for honeymoon this June. They currently live in Singapore, before that they lived in Hong Kong. Stephanie is Hong Kong Chinese and her husband is …
  • Mini Portrait Session of Kristina and Lence in Oia and Ammoudi

    Kristo Di Giorio
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Although Asian couples usually choose long lasting photography packages, but this session did not last so much. Kristina and Lence booked a mini 1,5 hours shoot. We started the session in Ammoudi bay, a fishing port located beneath Oia, …
  • Honeymoon Shoot for an Asian Couple – Kim and Kawaii

    Kristo Di Giorio
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    I really enjoy the quotes from the locals regarding their homeland. Santorinian people really love their island. Famous quotes can be found in local legends, myths, local songs and in daily conversations. But there are 2 quotes that I really …
  • Winter Shoot with Sofia and James from Beijing

    Kristo Di Giorio
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Winters in Greece don’t look like the summer photos that tourists browse in the web. The deep blue colors of the seas, the clear skies, and the shinning sun are not always easy to find. Greece is the country of …
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  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 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. A sneak peek from of our second photographer - a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple. Tucson…
  • Best Day Ever | Wedding at Segner Ranch Sedona

    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 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. This is the tiniest of sneak peeks from our second photographer (who does shoot digital) as we patiently await our film back from the lab. Oh it can be tough to wait, especially when you know how many beautiful images will be on those rolls of film. Patience is a virtue, of which I often am lacking!!!! Especially when it comes to seeing wedding film. But the wait will be worth it. We just get so excited! I will definitely…
  • Red Hot | Engagement Session | Papago Park

    keith
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:42 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. When we first got out of the car, it seemed like it was going to be one hot late afternoon. But the sun ducked down behind Papago just perfectly and this engagement session survived the heat! I just love engagement sessions because they really give you an opportunity to get to know your clients. I had spoken with this couple on the phone but we had never met until this day. As sweet as people can be on the phone and through…
  • At last | First Leica |Film Photography

    keith
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:08 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.  I will not even be embarrassing Keith right now if I tell you how how damn cute he was opening the box that held this camera. Excited is an understatement. He has wanted a Leica since I can remember. I’m not sure why he hasn’t bought one until now but he hasn’t. So today is a special day for sure. This Leica is not Keiht’s first rangefinder, those that know him well saw a Zeiss hanging off his…
  • Why I love film | Personal

    Melissa
    8 Sep 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. It’s funny how things run in cycles. All things get old but the good things age well and come back (if they ever really left). For obvious reasons I will apply this thinking to my love of photography in general and film in particular (and those beautifully crafted machines that expose it called cameras).  In 2001 I decided to start shooting digitally for weddings since I saw the writing on the wall. I knew this digital…
 
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    Poptastic Bride | Funky Wedding Ideas for Cool Couples

  • Morgan & Jordan’s Fun and Flirty Historic Cocoa Village E-session

    Cynthia
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Morgan and Jordan are sooo adorably in love and it TOTALLY shows in these fun and flirty moments beautifully captured by Michelle Mock Photography. (I actually said yes to this submission in a heartbeat when I saw just how into one another they are!) They shot their e-session at the Historic Cocoa Village which provided a colorful backdrop with its quirky vintage shops and signage. Michelle’s here to share a bit more about the shoot: Morgan contacted me to photograph their engagement session but requested I find a location that was lively and adventurous. Well in Melbourne,…
  • Elora & Alex’s Bright and Glittery DIY Space-themed Wedding

    Cynthia
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Elora and Alex have a love for sci-fi so a “space” theme for their wedding with a blue and gold motif was definitely the way to go. With no help from a planner and only four months to plan, they managed to carry out their theme through creativity and a lot of DIY — they spray painted stars and other decor with gold glitter for a space age-vibe, their “ring pillow” was a Starship Enterprise, and ceremony music and readings had nods to their favorite sci-fi films and TV shows. We have Pauline Conway Photography to thank for the lovely photos. Enjoy! Meet…
  • Lauren & Lee’s Fun Texas Ranch Horseback-Riding E-session

    Cynthia
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Lauren and Lee consider themselves “country people” so photographer Andy Sams captured the lovebirds beautifully in their natural element — on a Texas ranch with their pup. Throw in some horseback riding and strolls on tractor paths and field and they got themselves a sweet and fun little engagement session that truly reflected their relationship. Aren’t they adorable? Their love story is just as cute and I will let the lovely Lauren tell you about it herself: Our love story actually starts about 3 weeks before we met. I was hanging out with one of my childhood…
  • Cathy & Scott’s Cozy and Simply Sweet Schooner Wedding

    Cynthia
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Cathy and Scott’s love for one another and their guests absolutely shone in their very cozy no-frills celebration aboard the Schooner Olad against a beautiful backdrop of sun, sky and sea. Here’s Samantha Marie Photography to tell you more about this wonderful day: Cathy and Scott are two of the most genuinely nice people you’ll ever meet. They met in a somewhat non-traditional way, and that non traditional theme carried through to their wedding upon a schooner. They invited only their closest friends and family and had an American Sign Language interpreter on board with…
  • Venice & Lucio’s Romantic and Playful Sunset E-session

    Cynthia
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Venice and Lucio are both originally from Taiwan but, as fate would have it. they only met halfway across the world while attending Chicago’s Northwestern University for Graduate School. These two are super sweet and lovey-dovey which was perfectly reflected by their romantic and playful outdoor e-session, complete with the beautiful sunset as backdrop. And as always, we can trust Richard Bell Photography for gorgeous photos with a “magical” twist. You’ll see what I mean in a bit! About the couple in the lovely Venice’s own words: We are both from Taiwan. We…
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    When Geeks Wed

  • Jen + Peter’s Halloween Bookstore Wedding

    Cassandra
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Today’s shoot will surely get you into the Halloween spirit featuring ghoulish guests, an evil officiant and a unique bookstore venue beautifully captured by New York based Sarah Tew Photography. “I’ve shot a bunch of weddings at Housing Works Bookstore in Soho– it’s a delightful venue and I always get a kick out of shooting there and I knew this wedding would be unique when Jen told me it would be ***Halloween themed*** AND that guests would be invited to attend in costume!” Well the bride and groom kept their looks traditional guests were encouraged to dress-up…
  • Terrifyingly, Beautiful Cthulhu Wedding Cake

    Cassandra
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Wrap your tentacles around this stunning wedding cake shared by Casey Fatchett Photography, just a taste of the many HP Lovecraft inspired details in his latest Halloween wedding shoot.  “It may seem strange to create wedding ‘inspiration’ from the works of a horror author whose stories often featured their protagonist going mad with fear, however, I feel that ‘inspiration’ should be about taking what you like from the source material (imagery, mythology, etc.)” An award winning photographer and fan of Lovecraft’s work Casey couldn’t resist the call of Cthulhu…
  • Spellbinding Lips For A Halloween Wedding

    Cassandra
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Make-up artist Eva Senín Pernas will cast a spell on you with her impressive lip art inspired from the likes of notable Disney characters, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Harry Potter and of course Halloween! A completely self-taught makeup artist and professional photographer based in Spain, you can view more of her amazing work on her online portfolio on deviantArt. via Boing Boing The post Spellbinding Lips For A Halloween Wedding appeared first on When Geeks Wed.
  • Gothic Rock n Roll Styled Shoot in Chicago

    Cassandra
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Eerie lighting and rockstar styling transform Chicago’s historic 1880′s Catalyst Ranch into a fun and spooky set for today’s Gothic rock n roll styled shoot from Victoria Sprung Photography. A self-professed sci-fi nerd, Victoria describes the shoot as “kind of like a slightly Gothic, colorful, quirky styled shoot. Definitely something different than the typical wedding styled shoot.” I personally love the ghostly lighting effects she achieved from a ghostly wedding gown to a green lit purple-haired bride looking into a dark mirror. Want more? View more…
  • Halloween Silhouette Wedding Cake Toppers

    Cassandra
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    These Halloween inspired silhouette cake toppers from Etsy shop Plasticsmith are the perfect mix of horror and modern design for a ghoulish wedding.  Shop owner Lyla Smith creates cake topper designs inspired by The Bride of Frankenstein, zombies, monsters and The Nightmare Before Christmas which can be made from plexiglass, acrylics, lucite or black plastic. Based out of Roberts Creek, British Columbia on the Sunshine Coast Lyla also sells some lighter designs in her shop from traditional bride and groom silhouettes to comic book, film and even anime inspired designs!   The…
 
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    My Online Wedding Help Wedding Planning Advice

  • Country Love Knot Heart Tutorial

    Bobette Kyle
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Do you adore the concept behind hearts—love—but you find the look of a traditional heart not quite your style? Then a rope love knot heart may be just your taste. Step-by-step instructions for making love knot hearts from sisal rope are below, followed by the video tutorial. (Note, this video is part of the making a rustic wedding cake series. If you do not need to see the “menu” section at the beginning, skip straight to the 1:06 point.) What You Will Need For the heart itself, you need ¼” sisal rope and Matte  Mod Podge. Separate the rope into strands (my rope had three…
  • How to Break in Shoes

    Bobette Kyle
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today’s Shoes Week post is to help keep your feet comfortable through out the day and night. We have all had the misfortune of buying a new pair of shoes, then, forgetting to break them in before the event for which they were purchased. Don’t make that mistake with your wedding shoes. Blisters on your wedding day are not fun. A few hours wear around the house will certainly help, but most experts recommend a longer break-in period, especially if you are not accustomed to wearing the type of bridal shoe you’ve chosen. Techniques that have helped others include these how-to…
  • Part 1: Walking in heels on your wedding day. Get the feel.

    Bobette Kyle
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    It’s day 4 of Shoes Week and we are going to start learning to walk in higher-than-normal heels. We all want to look awesome in our wedding heels, yes? Seriously, high heels can look heavenly with your dress and make your legs look better than you knew. There’s may be only one problem if you are typically a “low heel” person: walking in them! Don’t worry. Just as you can break in your shoes, you can “break in” yourself. You can gradually get accustomed to the height of the heel with a few easy steps. (No pun intended!). Start your break-in period with a…
  • Part 2 Walking in Heels: Learn the Nuances

    Bobette Kyle
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    In Part 1, we went over the basics, getting used to wearing and moving in high heels. Today, for steps 5 through 7, you will gain grace as you move around in the shoes. (As a sidebar, special thanks to my friend Bobbi Linkemer of WriteANonfictionBook.com, who originally ghost-wrote some of these tips for the website’s original shoes section.  At the moment she’s off to Florida, where her daughter and son-in-law live, for knee surgery. When I wrote her about Shoes Week, she said she’d have to read it, because she had no idea what I could find to talk about for seven days!
  • Elegant Rustic Wedding Cake Tutorial (no decorating experience required)

    Bobette Kyle
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    I am excited to announce a new video series on MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com–cake decorating tutorials showing, in detail, step-by-step instructions on how to ice and decorate the rustic wedding cake in the photo at left. (Tip for when using non-food-grade material: back it with wax paper before putting on the cake.) The best part is it’s easier than you may think. You can do this without decorating bags or tips and you do *not* need experience. What’s in the new section? At the beginning and end of each video you will find what I call a menu, where there will be links to each of…
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    Artfully Wed

  • Darkly Chic Halloween Wedding Inspiration

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Happy Halloween, everyone! Today, I’m delighted to share this sexy, chic, dark and brooding Halloween wedding inspiration shoot from Bumby Photography! Along with a skillful team of vendors, Bumby Photography transformed The Grand Bohemian into a spooky dining room illuminated by candlelight. Skulls, masks, stunning linens, antique candelabras, golden tableware and rich florals created a luxe reception perfectly suited to All Hallows’ Eve. A darkly chic Halloween wedding inspiration shoot in Orlando, FL Artists Photographer: Bumby Photography Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair,…
  • Aqua Multicultural Estate Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Susan and Alvin planned a lovely and elegant winter multicultural wedding with soft aqua and pink details at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota. Friends and family joined them from around the world to celebrate their union, which also included a traditional tea ceremony and lion dance, as well as a sundae bar at the reception. Stephanie A Smith Photography captured their day! A multicultural estate wedding with aqua details in Sarasota, FL Artists Photographer: Stephanie A Smith Photography DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc. Floral Designer: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio Cinema and…
  • Classic Blue Kentucky Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Whitney and Dave’s spring wedding at Spindletop Hall in Lexington was a timeless and elegant celebration with royal blue details and a fairy tale horse-drawn carriage! The flower girl was so enamored with the horse, she didn’t want to walk down the aisle, and Whitney forgot her vows, but the day was perfect nonetheless. At the reception, they served a selection of pies instead of wedding cake, and they ended the night with plenty of dancing. Julie Roberts Photographic Artist captured their day! A classic blue Kentucky wedding in Lexington We were visiting Washington DC and Dave…
  • Rustic Animal Farm Engagement Session

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Brittani and Chris love animals, so they wanted their engagement session to include their furry family: three horses, three Great Danes, a Doberman and a Boxer. Brittani’s boots were a fun homage to the rustic farm setting, and they had a blast spending time with their four-legged crew, all beautifully captured by Kristen Curette Photography! A sweet and rustic animal farm engagement session in Texas Artists Photographer: Kristen Curette Photography Submitted via Two Bright Lights Artfully Wed Rustic Animal Farm Engagement Session
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  • What’s Trending in Wedding Accessories for 2015

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The major wholesale suppliers of wedding accessories are busy getting their 2015 catalogs sent to their retailers.  We want to share with you some of the hottest ideas trending in wedding accessories and decorations for the end of 2014 and all of 2015 wedding season. MOSSY OAK CAMO WEDDING ACCESSORIES Brides and grooms have fallen in love with the idea of having an enchanted woods theme wedding.  And designers of dresses, wedding rings, wedding accessories and decorations have listened and are offering a wide selection of fun and beautiful designs. Take a look at some these hot new ideas in…
  • Hot Wedding Trends in Styles & Colors for 2014

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Hot new wedding trends for styles, themes and colors for the modern bride and groom include simple and homey or flashy and elegant.  This year’s weddings seem to be going more toward down-home and country with the popular wedding theme Rustic Country or Chic & Shabby. The Rustic Country theme wedding is usually held in an outdoor setting with lots of western or ranch theme decor. Having the wedding or reception in a country barn is the hot trend this year. Many people with ranches or farms are renting out their barns for weddings and special events as a way to bring in additional…
  • Early Wedding Planning For The Bride & Groom

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    In the early stages of wedding planning the bride and groom can become over-whelmed with what to put on their list of “things to do”. There always seems to be a flood of information and ideas and it’s can be stressful to figure out what is important. Here are a few ideas of important steps to take in the early stages of your wedding planning. 1)  Decide how big and grand to go with your wedding.  How many guests will you want to attend and how many guests can you afford to have at your wedding reception.  Quite often in the early stages of planning the bride and groom…
  • The First Thing to Do When Planning Your Wedding

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The groom has finally popped the question, “Will You Marry Me?”.  Now what does the bride do next? Here are a few things to put on your list of things to do a few months before the wedding. 1)  Announce your engagement and let your friends and family know you have set a date for you wedding.  You can have an engagement party and announce your plans or you can send out “Save The Date” cards.  Sending out the cards to announce the date for your wedding lets family and friends who don’t live close by be aware that they may need to set aside vacation time so that…
  • Hot New Wedding Veils for 2014

    admin
    15 May 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The wedding veils styles for 2014 cover a wide range of designs, lengths, colors and edgings. For a more traditional bridal design, wedding veil suppliers offer the standard and simple tulle veils with cut edge, pencil edge or corded edge in the standard colors of white, diamond white (off-white) or ivory.  Diamond white is a great color for light ivory wedding gowns as it is not bright white and it’s not a yellowish ivory …. it’s in between the two colors.  You can get these veils in one or two tiers in lengths from shoulder, elbow, fingertip, knee, floor, chapel and…
 
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  • Interfaith Chicago Skyline Wedding

    Allison Grossman
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    What do a vintage salvage store, a bitter Chicago polar vortex and eight years of romance come together to make? They all add up to Lauren and Ilya’s completely charming and totally intimate interfaith Jewish wedding! Photographer Credit: Michael Novo Photography Unique Venue Salvage One was an exciting and eclectic venue. As a vintage and antiques store, it provided a unique landscape and aesthetics for photos. The Couple The pair met eight years prior to the big day when they both volunteered for the Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Relief. As such, the ‘disaster love’ theme made several…
  • Rebecca’s Purple & Turquoise Bat Mitzvah

    Lyndi Halpern
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    At mazelmoments, we strive to provide infinite inspiration for Bar and Bat Mitzvah planning. Many of our real events and theme posts showcase creative ideas for all different party styles. While we love a good themed party, we also love when the guest of honor’s favorite colors and initials simply dictate the decor.  A gorgeous example is this Bat Mitzvah from one of our favorite party planners, The Event of a Lifetime, in conjunction Xquisite Flowers & Events, Inc. Bat Mitzvah girl Rebecca loves purple and turquoise, and these colors were used throughout the party…including…
  • Create Custom Kippot Online Using Kippah Shop!

    Sheryl Daboosh
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Klipped Kippahs, the creators of the Kippahs with built-in Klips, have revolutionized the Kippah (or yarlmulke) buying experience once again. KippahShopTM is the first, full visual online Kippah Designer in the world. KippahShopTM allows anyone to fully customize any kind of kippah to meet their own unique taste. Choose from dozens of fabrics and color swatches and see a photo-realistic image of what your yarmulke will look like right away. Customize the trimming, lining color or even the stitch colors and see your design in real time. Upload your own logo or use their built-in fonts and…
  • Elegant Jewish Temple Wedding in Florida

    Allison Grossman
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    High crystal vases, a flower-topped chuppah, and silvery white hues made Samantha and David’s Jewish wedding the epitome of bridal elegance.  Thank you to A Magic Moment for beautifully capturing their special day. The day (and the bride) dazzled in crystal, ivory colors and silver overtones. Samantha’s graceful satin gown and sparkling belt were accessorized with glamorous earrings and sheer gloves.  A cathedral veil completed her elegant look. The bride’s statement pieces showed off her personality and style. Samantha’s beautiful bouquet featured roses in ivory and light…
  • Interactive Buffet & Station Ideas | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

    Cigall Goldman
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When it comes to hosting a wedding, bat & bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Unless you’re serving caviar, champagne and Lindt chocolate mousse; appetizers, cocktails and desserts are often easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make your food and drink choices memorable. Industry expert Brianna Ellis from The Sands at Atlantic Beach notes “interactive food stations such as “Action Stations” really make your guests enjoy ordering and choosing food options with their own personal twist.” Up the WOW factor of…
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    Modern Jewish Wedding

  • Happy Challah-Ween

    Michele
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    We’re Gettin’ Our Halloween On… for our newest Modern Jewish Wedding readers, it’s important to know my birthday is today.  Thus, Halloween is my favorite holiday (even though every Jewish preschool in America eschews this great date). So, I always seek out a special Halloween theme event to share with you.  But, this one from last year (and the year before) just does the trick so well…we’re seriously feelin the attention to detail in this fun-lovin couple’s wedding decor. It’s the attention to the small details which assaults each of our five…
  • The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Modern Jewish Wedding from Idalia Photography

    Michele
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details We’re pretty taken with the view from the chuppah in this Elegant Modern Jewish Wedding.  Knowing that Abigail Kirsch was the caterer we can only imagine how yummy the food way. Our favorite MJW detail?  The beautiful big challah both fathers cut into at the reception.  Michele shares her own challah story in this year’s magazine–which is hitting the presses Today.  (and will be ready for you to have oh so soon!) Alexandra of Idalia Photography said, “From Ken’s underwater proposal to Lorri while scuba diving to a jaw-dropping…
  • Los Angeles Modern Jewish Wedding from JEFF+AMBER

    Michele
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Kelly and Aaron are actual Hollywood actors and it shows in all their animated and character faces they use  in their wedding day  portraits. You may recognize Aaron as the bumbling nerd, “Iggy,” from Saved By The Bell:  The New Class.” Par for the characters he has played, the couple didn’t take themselves (or their wedding day) to seriously.  They exhibit a sense of levity and humor throughout the day. Their venue had such amazing uniqueness about it, and provided many amazing backdrops for unique detail and table shots!  Plus,…
  • Monday Morning Inspiration: The Magazine

    Michele
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Modern Jewish Wedding, the printed magazine, is here. You’ve heard us talk about it practically all year long.  Well, today is the day it hits the press.  Everything you love about the Modern Jewish Wedding blog will be bigger, bolder and brighter when you see it all in print. Here is a sneak peek of what is coming your way. In addition to 6 Brand New Real Weddings this year’s issue is jam-packed with feature articles to get you from Engaged to Married.  And, some Nice Jewish Guy eye candy too. We’ll also get you from Inspiration to Reality, showcasing the styled shoot we…
  • Israeli Modern Jewish Wedding from Kim Bulow Event Design

    Michele
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details It is always so much fun to see an event planner design his or her own simcha.  Kim suffered from a very common problem when industry peeps plan, “Being a wedding planner and designer I had a blast planning things (finally i could do it exactly how I wanted … the only prob was making up m mind … I have to many ideas!!!).  I have planned so may weddings i wanted to have the wedding in a venue that i had never used before … so we chose the recently opened citrus in Even Yehuda. It was a classic and modern type of an affair but the…
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    Raising Miss Matilda :: San Diego Mom and Lifestyle Blog

  • 10 THINGS I WANT TO TEACH MY DAUGHTERS.

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Having one little girl and another on the way, it got me thinking about what things I want to teach them. I can see the impact my own parents have had in me and I want to have that same impact on my own. Here are my top ten lessons in life I want to teach my little ones.1. Always look on the bright side of life - by finding the good in the world you will be setting up a life full of happiness and gratitude.2. But don't forget to be resilient  - There will of course, be challenges and disappointments, but that is a natural part of life. Get back up. There's a solution to every…
  • FAMILY FUN HOUR AT BELMONT PARK.

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    This weekend was a quiet one - we were getting back on track with the last of the jet lag and still getting over our Aussie colds.  But by Sunday afternoon it was time for some fun.  It's funny what you think is cool now that you have a kid, because pre child I would have never had suggested this one but off we went to Belmont Park down at Mission Bay for a little sunset and Halloween action. It was actually heaps of fun, the flowrider was in full effect, the arcade was crammed with families and as the sun set people starting arriving in costume for the halloween festivities.
  • AN UPDATE FROM OUR SYDNEY VISIT.

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
       It's been a week since we touched down in Sydney town.  You might have seen from Instagram that our flight was ..... interesting.  Nope Matilda was great, in fact, she slept 12 hours out of the 15 hour flight (thank you for juuuuust fitting into the bassinet my lovely) but I had a severe allergic reaction about 45 minutes into the flight to who knows what so I spent the trip coming over with hives, trouble breathing and a lovely doctor who was with me the whole time working out what a 6 month pregnant woman could or couldn't…
  • OUR BABY SHOWER PLAN.

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10It's not long till we go home to Sydney for a visit, and while we are there we are going to have a little party for our new little bubbaka.  I can't resist pulling together a look for the party, its sad but its an addiction that I can't get rid of (sometimes I even think about how to pull a look together for a weeknight meal. Ummmm......yea) We've got a great outdoor space and lots of kids coming so I wanted to play up the outdoor theme with a tee pee…
  • MATILDA AT 18 MONTHS.

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is Matilda at 18 months.  As soon as she wakes she's full of beans, she's got nearly all her teeth and she loves to talk to her teddies.  She can make a happy and sad face and she claps her hands with force. She's started dancing in front of the tv and commercials make for the perfect toddler friendly 30 sec burst of music.  Her favourite food is avocado and she loves steak. She likes to pretend she's shopping by walking around the house filling up a paper bag with household items and she loves to help her mama cook.  She's warm and very patient and a true girly…
 
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    Joshua Withers

  • Marriage Monday: Mixing family traditions

    Joshua Withers
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Anabel Newton from the Happy Couples Blueprint is guest blogging on marriedbyjosh.com this month with some really insightful and amazing thoughts and advice on addressing the big questions in marriage. Today, Jamie asks: I grew up in Boston USA and my husband comes from Poland, we have really different family traditions and he just won’t celebrate Thanksgiving. How can I make him understand how important it is to me? Culture Clash! This is a great cross cultural communication question Jamie and there is a simple approach that I would take. Not necessarily easy… but definitely simple. I…
  • Marriage Monday: Let’s talk about sex, bay, bee

    Joshua Withers
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Let’s talk about sex for now to the people at home or in the crowd, it keeps coming up anyhow. Don’t decoy, avoid, or make void the topic cause that ain’t gonna stop it. Now we talk about sex on the radio and video shows, many will know anything goes. Let’s tell it how it is, and how it could be, how it was, and of course, how it should be. This is another awesome guest blog post by Anabel Newton from the Happy Couples Blueprint, and it’s all about sex! Amy asks My boyfriend and I used to have sex whenever we could, we couldn’t keep our hands off each…
  • Interviewing: The Significant Space

    Joshua Withers
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Breaking news! I found some people that are as crazy about significant spaces as I am. I stumbled across Amy’s website – The Significant Space –  as I was doing some research for Sydney weddings I’m booked for next year, and the second I scrolled through and saw (quite literally) significant spaces I knew I just wanted to have a chat! So we had a chat! Josh: I’m all about significant spaces to hold significant life events, so, what do YOU look for in a significant venue? Amy: A space that is truly exceptional, has its own unique personality and inspires…
  • Why I love pop-up weddings

    Joshua Withers
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    If you didn’t already know, my wife, Britt, and I brought Pop-Up Weddings to Australia. It’s such a fun and original idea and we look forward to the next event so much! This week we saw seven boyfriends marry seven girlfriends. Seven couples arrive as two kids in love, and they left husband and wife. The concept is simple: for one day we get an amazing photographer, a celebrant (like me!) some stylish people and a venue and we make it look amazeballs. Then every hour on the hour a bride and groom get married with anywhere from zero to fifteen friends witnessing the event.
  • Marriage Monday: On joint bank accounts

    Joshua Withers
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Joint bank accounts for engaged, or newly married couples, can be a tipping point into full commitment, but you don’t have to have joint bank accounts, or do you? Mediator, Anabel Newton, from the Happy Couples Blueprint joins the blog today with a guest video blog answering that question: to joint bank account, or to not joint bank account? Enjoy! Ashley asks: I’ve been married for 5 years and we have always had separate bank accounts. My best friend is getting married and this came up and she was shocked that we didn’t have joint accounts. She’s convinced my husband…
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    Izelle Labuschagne Johannesburg Wedding Photography

  • MR & MRS FRAUENSTEIN |buitengeluk johannesburg wedding

    Izzy
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    This was our first wedding of the new wedding season – and it was such a gorgeous Spring wedding! Tamaryn & Moritz tied the knot on the 27th of September 2014 at Buitengeluk in Fourways, Johannesburg. They were an amazing couple to start the new wedding season with – both beautiful inside and out and one of the most relaxed and jolly couples I’ve had the opportunity to meet. Keeping with their down-to-earth characters, this pair requested to only have natural candid shots taken on their wedding day. How did you meet / How did the proposal happen? “We met in…
  • DU PLESSIS |botanical gardens family session

    Izzy
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    The Du Plessis family was a joy to work with! I met up with them for a Spring family session at the Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort & little Liane worked so well with the camera and is cute as a button! Quintin, Tarien & Liane will also be welcoming another Du Plessis member to their lovely, joyous family soon! Here are some shots from their family session:  
  • SAZI & DAISY |botanical gardens engagement session

    Izzy
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    It’s the start of a new wedding season and one of our first wedding related sessions was an engagement photoshoot with this GORGEOUS couple: Sazi & Daisy. These two have so much love to share and I am sure their wedding day, scheduled for December this year, will be a fairy tale come true! We had the session at the Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, which always makes for a lovely backdrop Here’s how their love story started, in Sazi’s own words: “It was on the 31st of December 2012… The world, according to the Mayan calendar, was coming to an end, people…
  • CHARLENE & WILLEM |mpumalanga piet retief engagement session

    Izzy
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    Charlene & Willem invited us to spend a day in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, to get to know their beautiful little town (as I’ve professed many times before, Mpumalanga is, to me anyway, the most picturesque part of our country), them as a couple and cover their engagement session. Piet Retief offered everything you would want for a photoshoot: railways, foresty plantations and farm scenery – many of which will also be the locations and venues on their wedding day. I cannot wait to see how amazing their wedding will be This is by far one of my favourite engagement sessions –…
  • MR & MRS JOOSTE |kuthaba bush lodge modimolle limpopo wedding

    Izzy
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    This wedding was absolutely beautiful – Kuthaba Bush Lodge in Modimolle/Nylstroom, Limpopo, remains one of my favourite wedding venues with its stunning sunset and bush scenery. This was also our last wedding of the first half of 2014′s wedding season – Liezel and Wicus said their vows on the cliff at Kuthaba on the 24th of May 2014; I’m so glad we were able to wrap up this wedding season with such a creatively inspiring wedding. Their precious day was filled with colourful homemade touches and vintage elements. I adored every part of this wedding and I loved working…
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    Marriage Name Change

  • How to Undergo a Court Petitioned Name Change

    Valera
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There are so many reasons for seeking a name change. One might be divorced or seeking a divorce and might want to go back to a past married name or maiden name. It is also possible one has changed his or her gender and a name change might be in order. Perhaps you have gotten married recently and you realize there is a need to take the last name of the spouse. In this case, going to court might not be a must since the local social security office and DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) can be contacted to request whether a Social Security Card name and driver's license name can be changed…
  • Avoiding Destructive Marriage Pitfalls

    Valera
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A lot of time people face the same marriage pitfalls. Every couple in a marriage, whether they have been married a long time or not, must be very active in ensuring their marriage remains fresh and interactive. Many couples find it so easy to mind the affairs of others and to give time to other things in contrast to their partners. Nonetheless, it is possible to avoid destructive marriage pitfalls and to put things right on track. As you avoid marriage woes by overcoming them your marriage will not be in trouble and the partnership will be enhanced. While a marriage can be the source of…
  • When Marriage Counseling is Needed

    Valera
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Once the honeymoon phase of your marriage is over, you start to notice little things about your spouse that you may not have noticed. These things can begin to drive you a little crazy, especially if you did not live together before the wedding. These types of situations are normal and very rarely need outside intervention as long as you and your spouse discuss your issues openly and are willing to work on the problems. There are situations that may need outside intervention; knowing when marriage counseling is needed is the first step in getting your marriage back on track. Here are some…
  • Finance Tips Every Newlywed Should Know

    Valera
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Just like it is on every sphere of life, the issue of finance is a huge one, even in marriage. At some point newlyweds have to address issues to do with the household money. Whether you have married at 22 or 55, you will find yourself having to share the wrath of foreclosure history, student loans, commitment to child support and credit card debt or bringing all these issues to your new bride or groom. There is no romance in matters finance. It is the elephant in the room that must be addressed or it will strain your marriage just when things should be getting better. On the other hand, as…
  • Summarize My Name Change Options

    Valera
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Most of us, when we think about the "getting married/name change" process think about a bride taking on her partner's last name and leaving her own maiden name behind. This is because, for a long time, that is the way that it worked almost everywhere. If Sophia Jones was marrying Jessie Smith, her new name was going to be Sophia Smith. No muss, no fuss. Tradition isn't for everyone, though. For some people, keeping their independent names works best. For others, it's hyphenation. Some grooms will take their bride's last name. Sometimes a couple will even choose an…
 
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    Boho Weddings™

  • Coryne and Michael’s New York Love Shoot. By Monika Photo Art

    Kelly
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    The first day of November is upon us already. I am finding it so strange that the weather has been so warm for October for the past few days.  I am sure the hats and gloves will be out by Bonfire Night.  We have been doing the Engagement shoot feature on a Saturday for a few weeks and its proving to be a popular feature for our readers. For todays engagement we head over the water to New York. These images were kindly sent to us by Monika Photo Art and a very lovely love shoot it is too. Coryne and Michael are so in love and it really does show in these pictures. Both Monika and the couple…
  • Diary of a Boho Bride – Sarah & Del. Entry 5: Admin – Wedmin

    Kelly
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    It’s Friday afternoon and Happy Halloween from both of the Kelly’s! Friday means it’s time for another Diary of a Boho Bride.  This time we are back with Sarah and Del. Last time they talked about ‘Outside Caterers, Priorities & Budgets’ Today it is all about Admin. Or as they like to call  it Wedmin!!! I’ll pass you over to Sarah and Del….. How’s the planning going? Hope all is well. We’ve been pretty busy with life in general this month, and so naturally, we’ve looking at getting organised for the wedding. I’m sure Wedmin is…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 261

    boho
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 261 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Rachel and Daniel’s ‘Rustic Chic’ DIY Barn Wedding. By Jules Fortune

    Kelly
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    Happy Friday everyone and happy Halloween!  How are you all today? I hope you are looking forward to the weekend? Have you got anything planned for Halloween? We are having a little family get together for Dexter and his cousin Ted this evening. They are both very small but now we have children we wanted to celebrate more than we normally would do. I have a cute pumpkin outfit for Dexter that he will be wearing later on and I will be in the kitchen this afternoon making some Halloween treats! Before that though I have the last wedding of the week for you. It’s a super cute barn…
  • ‘Eco friendly British Flower Wedding Inspiration’ By Becky Joiner Photographer

    boho
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    I have another wonderful styled shoot today which focuses on the importance of using British flowers, and local florists for an Eco friendly wedding. This collection of wedding suppliers got together to create a shoot that focused on home-grown talent and home-grown produce. With a rustic and etherial feel to the shoot the images show off what can be done when great suppliers get together. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful wedding. The Shoot took place in June this year at Clements Farm in Somerset, this is where most of the flowers used in the shoot were grown. Big thanks to Becky Joiner…
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Episode 39: Failure To Plan Is Planning To Fail

    Heidi Thompson
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Planning & goal setting are activities that most people reserve for December or even January, but if you don’t start thinking about it now, you’re more likely to not do it at all. That’s bad for you and your business because you can’t reach your goals without knowing what they are and how you’ll reach them. I want you to have the best year ever in your business next year so I’ve got some questions for you to start asking yourself now.   In this episode we’ll cover these questions: Big picture What do you want from your business other than an…
  • Are You Doing Marketing All Wrong?

    Heidi Thompson
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you participate in any wedding industry Twitter chats? I do. I make sure I take part in #weddinghour and #weddingoclock and there is something I see wedding professionals doing in these chats that is part of a bigger problem. Twitter chats are meant to be social and conversational but wedding industry Twitter chats end up being spammed to death by wedding professionals who don’t realize they are doing marketing all wrong. These people constantly pitch, even though their ideal clients are not on these chats (they are at least 90% wedding industry professionals) and is comes across as…
  • Episode 38: How To Create Freedom In Your Business & Life With Nathan Holritz

    Heidi Thompson
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you often feel like you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off with way too much to do? You’re not alone. Today you’re going to learn how you can create freedom in your business and your life and it isn’t as hard as you might think. Today’s Guest: Nathan Holritz Nathan Holritz is an entrepreneur based in Chattanooga, TN. Starting in professional photography 11 years ago, Nathan helped bring a modern style of premium wedding photography to the Chattanooga market via Holritz Photography. While helping run Holritz Photography, Nathan saw both a…
  • What You Can Learn From The Launch Of Book More Weddings Academy

    Heidi Thompson
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    I’ve just wrapped up the launch for Book More Weddings Academy and I was going through things trying to analyze what worked and what didn’t and it occurred to me that you could probably benefit from seeing this too. A lot of wedding professionals don’t spend much time talking about how they are working ON their business vs IN their business (unless they’re in The Inner Circle where we talk about this a lot). Both of these elements are important and they are different – one is CEO planner mode, one is worker bee doing the work mode. You can’t do both at the…
  • Episode 37: The 4 Steps To Finally Attracting More Couples & Booking More Weddings

    Heidi Thompson
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I have a question for you: What if instead of struggling to book weddings, you could attract all the couples you need? Today, we’re going to talk about how you can do that. In this episode we’ll cover: The one key difference between wedding businesses that struggle and those that thrive. The 4 step process to booking more weddings. The foundational piece most wedding professionals neglect that can render your marketing useless. Why blogging is so important & what you should write about. How to make turning potential clients into paying customers a whole lot easier. How you can…
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    TrueBlu

  • Bridal Shower: All in the Details

    Cassandra
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    It’s the little things in life that make a big impact, so when planning a bridal shower don’t overlook those small details that will really make the bride-to-be smile. It can be a personal touch, something you know she adores, or something you handcrafted. And you can add those special details to everything that makes up a bridal shower, from the decor to the food to the favors. Here are some ideas. {left} Cambria Grace Photography {right} Taylor Barnes Photography   Photo by: Cambria Grace Photography via Style Me Pretty   Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Fresh blooms are…
  • Girls Night In Ideas

    Cassandra
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I love a good girls night out – the drinks, the dancing, the inevitable stiletto blister – but a girls night in can be just as much fun. You can kick off your shoes, wear pajamas, or just a favorite pair of jeans and tee shirt. The goal is a relaxed night in bonding with your girls. Whether it’s a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or just because, here are some ideas for your next girls night shindig. 1. Wine Tasting Bring the vineyard home with an indoor wine tasting. Ask guests to bring their favorite bottle of vino then hide the labels and do a little blind tasting. Or…
  • How to Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

    Cassandra
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Photo Source: The Bach   Planning a bachelorette party is a hefty responsibility in itself, but planning a destination bachelorette party is a whole other ball game. There’s so much to organize and think about – guests, transport, destination, budget – that if you get chosen to carry the party torch, give yourself a pat on the back, pour a glass of wine, and read these tips to help you through the planning process. Plan the Dates Try and get a general idea of when everyone can travel. You’ll have to consider people’s work schedules and how long/how far away the…
  • Pastel Bridal Shower Ideas

    Cassandra
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Photo by: Jennifer Dery via The Sweetest Occasion   Pastels have been all the rage since the gorgeous Marie Antoinette movie and Lauren Conrad’s recent bridal shower Instagram pics, and it’s easy to see why. Pastels have this beautiful femininity about them, something new and fresh, but also classic. And the pastel palette isn’t constricted to spring time or super girly themes. Just look at the photos below for some ideas. Pastel gets a modern touch with a geometric cake. Notice how the soft colors are incorporated into the desserts and tableware. Pink and blue cake…
  • 5 Fall Bachelorette Party Ideas

    Cassandra
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Photo Credit: Morgan Trinker via Pop Sugar   Hurray! It’s officially fall, and even though some people are still sweating through the summer that won’t end, eventually the cooler weather will make its debut and all those gorgeous scarves in the back of the closet can be displayed. Whatever situation you’re in, if you’re planning a bachelorette party this autumn, here are some ideas for the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice. Not-So-Slumber Party Snuggle in for a fall-themed slumber party and enjoy some good ole fashioned autumn activities. Go apple…
 
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    Destination Wedding Blog

  • A Beach Lover's Paradise at El Dorado Maroma

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Located on the renowned Maroma beach in Mexico's Riviera Maya, El Dorado Maroma is a true beach lover's paradise. With a picturesque view everywhere you turn, this adult-only resort's enchanting atmosphere is sure to mesmerize you and all of your guests.  Kick back and relax at one of the two freshwater pools! The soothing sound of the crashing ocean waves will lull you to sleep from a comfy-cozy cabana. The resort's 101 suites are delightfully spacious and dressed to the nines with bold, romantic decor. And let's not forget about that beach breeze! An ocean view is an absolute…
  • Real Wedding: Liane & Harry's Dazzling Blue Beach Wedding

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Couple: Liane & Harry Wedding date: July 16, 2014 Location/resort:  Cancun, Mexico - Beach Palace Number of Guests: 36 The story of how you met/fell in love: We met in Cancun on a company incentive trip.  Harry went solo and my brother brought me along. We met the first evening at the dinner and it was sparks right away! We maintained a long distance relationship for 3 years and Harry proposed to me last July on a cruise we took together. What made you choose Beach Palace: We went through lots of choices online and came in November last year to tour a couple of resorts. Once we…
  • A World of Comfort at the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Located within a majestic enclave in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the adults-only IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso is a true beachfront paradise. A gorgeous atmosphere, luxury and excellent service are just a few things that this palacial property has to offer its guests.  Is a great beach on your list of must-haves? This hotel sits on a sprawling strip of white sand that is sure to beckon you to relaxation upon arrival. Meticulous design is around every corner, inside and out. Even the pool boasts an impressive view of the stunning architecture. And the luxury doesn't stop there! The suites are…
  • Chic & Unique Bridal Shower Themes

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Want to do something a little different for your bridal shower? Look no further! From a night of wine and cheese to a day of pampering, these 4 chic and unique bridal shower themes are fun, fabulous and sure to keep all of your guests entertained and engaged.    For more wedding inspiration, be sure to check out the latest issue of our digital magazine, Get Married Away. 
  • Real Wedding: Blair & Mark Venture to a Caribbean Paradise

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Couple: Blair & Mark Wedding Date: June 13, 2014 Resort Name & Destination: Caneel Bay Resort in St. John Number of Guests: 45 The (brief) story of how you met/fell in love: Mark and I knew each other in high school and never dated, but we always had a connection. We lost touch after moving to college and eventually traveling the country for work. We were living 20 hours apart but happened to be back in our hometown in November 2010 for two separate weddings. After no contact for five years, we decided to meet up and have dinner. We continued to travel but have been inseparable ever…
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    San Francisco Wedding Photographers | U Me Us Studios

  • Los Altos History Museum Wedding | Selle + Jake

    Evonne and Darren
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We absolutely love Selle and Jake’s Los Altos History Museum wedding!  They both wanted an intimate outdoor wedding in the summer.  After visiting a few venues, nothing stood out until they saw the Los Altos History Museum.  When we did Selle and Jake’s engagement session last year (you can CLICK HERE to see it), Selle told us specifically that she LOVES trees, so we were not surprised when they told us their wedding venue. Selle and Jake wanted their wedding to be rustic, natural and romantic to match their venue, so they chose the blush and pastel mint colors to give it a…
  • Sneak Peek of Abby & Lance’s San Jose Wedding

    Evonne and Darren
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Tuesday!  We can’t wait to share more of Abby and Lance’s San Jose wedding with everyone soon… but here is a quick sneak peek!   The post Sneak Peek of Abby & Lance’s San Jose Wedding appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | U Me Us Studios.
  • Bay Area Children Portraits | Baby Kayla 1-Year Session

    Evonne and Darren
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We are so excited to share this Bay Area children portraits session on our blog today.  Darren and I have been photographing Baby Kayla since last July when she was only 11 days old, and this was her very last “Watch Me Grow” session.  It’s amazing how fast children grow in just one year, and of course it’s always nice to capture those special moments with grandma and grandpa as well! I am sure we’ll be photographing Baby Kayla in the future again… can’t wait to see her become this little lady!  Have a great weekend everyone! The post Bay Area…
  • Sneak Peek of Michelle & Roy’s San Francisco Wedding

    Evonne and Darren
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Tuesday!  We can’t wait to share the rest of this lovely San Francisco wedding of Michelle and Roy soon… stay tuned! The post Sneak Peek of Michelle & Roy’s San Francisco Wedding appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | U Me Us Studios.
  • An Intimate San Francisco City Hall Wedding | Tammy + Andrew

    Evonne and Darren
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Darren and I are so excited to share this intimate San Francisco City Hall wedding on our blog today.  It’s one of our favorite wedding venues in the city! Tammy and Andrew are both busy professionals and don’t really have a lot of spare time.  They both joined eHarmony to see if there was a slight chance of meeting the person of their dreams.  And sure enough, it happened!  Now 10 months later, they said their “I Do’s”! Although they live in Farmington, Utah, Tammy and Andrew have quite a number of friends here in the Bay and they both love the…
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    aiowedding

  • A Completely New Woman

    aiowedding
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    Every once in a while a woman wants to update her look. This can occur after a recent breakup. It can occur after a life-changing event. It can happen simply because a woman has rocked a hairstyle for well over a decade. Whatever the reason, there are several ways to create a drastic change in a short amount of time. There have been a great many advancements in beauty that have led to efficient products. Teeth whitening can make a woman appear up to 10 years younger than she is. Because teeth yellow as a woman ages, yellow teeth can make a woman appear much older than she is. Thankfully,…
  • Marriage Laws in Australia

    aiowedding
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    In Australia, marrying is a modest thing. It is open for any person who is legally eligible according to the Australian law. A number of issues determine the eligibility of marriage; one must be above the age of 18 and need not have any blood or legal relation with the spouse –to be. Many people from Australia and other countries embrace Melbourne for their marriage. The procedure is uncomplicated, and the Melbourne celebrants are always delightful and ready to take you through it. The paramount step is to complete the notification of the planned marriage (NOIM). This is a government-issued…
  • Matchmaking Services

    aiowedding
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Beating the Odds: Finding the Right One The United States is going through a significant shift in demographics. As the Baby Boomers gain a lot of media attention, a host of younger Americans are changing the way Americans meet each other, date, and establish relationships. With more than 54 million singles in the country, many of them are searching for the right way to meet their right one. The Social Side of Social Media Today, just over 10 percent of all singles use dating services, with an increasing number of young professionals preferring to choose a personal matchmaking service. Online…
  • 15 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding Day

    aiowedding
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Ah, the wedding day; a stressful albeit joyous occasion for those involved. Never fear, though, as it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think it will be. Read through the infographic at the bottom and you’ll see what I mean. It doesn’t have to be a day full of worry and fear, you see? If you plan and prepare you can make a day of wonder, and truly encapsulate the happiest day of your life. 15 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding Day is a graphic produced by Gumtree.com.
  • How to Choose the Right Wedding Dress

    aiowedding
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most important days of your life. Of course you want it to be the perfect day. All brides do – it’s only natural. Choosing the right wedding dress is crucial. If you make a bad decision and choose a dress that fails to flatter your body shape or vintage, it will cast a shadow on the day and potentially ruin it for you. So how can you ensure you pick the right wedding dress? Look for Inspiration There are a million and one places to look for inspiration before you go shopping for a wedding dress. There are also lots of dresses to choose from,…
 
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    Shireen Louw Wedding Photographer Cape Town » Blog

  • Sian – Smash The Cake

    Shireen Louw
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Smashing your first birthday cake…Yes Please!! We took the gorgeous Sian for his very own Smash The Cake Session and we had a lot of fun. It feels like just the other day that Sian had his newborn family shoot…now a year has passed and he had his first birthday party and now his smash the cake.    
  • Marlize & Jaco – De Uijlenes – Gansbaai Wedding

    Shireen Louw
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    This must be the largest blog post I have ever done…but who can blame me when there is so many gorgeous images. Jaco & Marlize tied the knot in a beautiful forest setting in Gansbaai at De Uijlenes Wedding Venue. I first met these two lovelies when we photographed their Engagement Shoot in Stellenbosch which was gorgeous. Fast forward to their big day and I was blown away with how gorgeous Marlize looked and Jaco…{the dashing groom} was smiling non stop. I loved photographing their special day, which was celebrated by their closest friends and family and I know everybody had a…
  • Leach “Growing Family” Shoot – Cape Town

    Shireen Louw
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Nicola & Darius wanted to find a special way of announcing their second pregnancy to family and friends, and what better way than to do it with a “growing family” family shoot in Cape Town. Their little girl Chloe is such a cutie pie, and she did enjoy the beach with loads of giggles and splashes.  
  • Taswald & Genevieve – Cape Town Engagement Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Genevieve & Taswald is such a lovely couple! We decided on Campsbay for their Cape Town Engagement Shoot. I can not wait to photograph their wedding, which promises to be a lot of fun!
  • Tredoux Family Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    I had the privilege of photographing Wynand and Letitia’s wedding in Riebeek Wes not too long ago. This time around we took their lovely daughters for a stroll through beautiful gardens for a family shoot. These two beautiful girls are full of energy and the they love the outdoors. It was lovely to capture your family and preserve beautiful memories.  
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  • Gorgeous Engagement Rings For The Style-Savvy Bride

    Nicole Zhang
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    For the fashion-forward trendsetter brides, take a look at these fabulously designed engagement rings. Happy Pinning! Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Gemvara Featured Engagement Ring: Kwiat Featured Engagement Ring: Kwiat Featured Engagement Ring: Kwiat Featured Engagement Ring: Kwiat Featured Engagement Ring: Kwiat Featured Engagement Ring: Hearts On Fire Featured Engagement Ring: Hearts On Fire Featured Engagement…
  • Romona Keveza Wedding Dresses 2015 Collection with Unparalleled Fit

    Nicole Zhang
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Internationally renowned Romona Keveza is an established leader amongst the world’s top designers. Her latest 2015 bridal collection showcases the ultimate in couture workmanship with unparalleled fit. See the complete collection of Romona Keveza wedding dresses below and happy pinning! For more wedding ideas and wedding planning tips, visit: www.modwedding.com
  • The Prettiest Wedding Hairstyles To Rock On Your Wedding Day

    Nicole Zhang
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Finding the perfect wedding hairstyle isn’t always easy. Our best advice? Do a hair trial with your hair stylist to ensure you’re happy with your ‘do for the big day. And here are today’s 32 hand-picked hairstyles for you to get inspired. Happy pinning! Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured Hairstyle: elstile Featured…
  • Wedding Invitation Wording: How to Address Inner and Outer Envelopes

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Wording can by tricky, we know. But follow these guidelines, and you’ll master the art of addressing wedding invitations. As a standard rule of thumb, your wedding invitation’s outer envelope should be formal, including titles and full names. The inner envelope can be a little less formal, excluding first names or titles and last names (if you are close with your guests). Here’s a guide to help you. Top Featured Image: Amanda McKinnon Photography To a Married Couple: On the outer envelope: “Mr. Michael and Mrs. Jessica Smith” or “Mr. and Mrs. Michael…
  • California Country Club Wedding From Goddard Studios

    Elle Choi
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Is there ever a rainy day in California? Brides and Grooms really have amazing weather in their favor when they wed in California. Chris and Brette held a beautiful country club wedding at Arroyo Trabuco on, of course, a gorgeous day. Goddard Studios were there to capture the beauty of this wedding and all the beautiful emotions of this special day! Photographer: Goddard Studios | Wedding Venue: Arroyo Trabuco  For more wedding ideas and wedding planning tips, visit: www.modwedding.com
 
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    Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography

  • Muskoka Engagement Photos | Christina and Justin

    Vaughn Barry
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Way up in in the beautiful Fall colours of Muskoka for Christina and Justin’s engagement photos! The perfect combination for an engagement shoot… beautiful Fall colours, a long-time family cottage deep in Muskoka and Mother Nature pushing the rain and clouds aside at just the right moment!  Toss in these two lovebirds, two crazy-cute kids […] The post Muskoka Engagement Photos | Christina and Justin appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Fall Barn Wedding near Barrie | Brenay & Jesse

    Vaughn Barry
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Country boys ‘n girls gettin’ down on the farm!  The perfect fall day for Brenay and Jesse’s rustic barn wedding near Barrie, Ontario.. Right from the start Brenay and Jesse made it clear they wanted more photo-weight at the end of the day… the party!  Yee-haa let’s do it!  After my site visit to their family […] The post Fall Barn Wedding near Barrie | Brenay & Jesse appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Marriage Proposal Photography | Engagements

    Vaughn Barry
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Marriage proposal photos – are you ready to pop that huge question fellas? When it’s the right time to ask the big question, have a professional photographer on hand to capture the historic moment.  Guys, we have a hard enough time coming up with just the right engagement proposal idea, saving up for and picking out […] The post Marriage Proposal Photography | Engagements appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Blue Mountain Village Engagement Photos in Collingwood

    Vaughn Barry
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Touring through Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood for Shawna and Allan’s engagement photo session. Shawna gave me two clues into their personalities when we started – first was right up my alley… muskoka chairs on a dock – “totally us” she said.  Second was their shared love of umm, the Detroit Red Wings.  Yes, the “we-win-everything Wings”. […] The post Blue Mountain Village Engagement Photos in Collingwood appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Deerhurst Resort Wedding | Muskoka Photographer

    Vaughn Barry
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    We traveled deep into the heart of Muskoka for Natalie and Drew’s Deerhurst Resort Wedding in Huntsville, Ontario. Just a few short weeks ago we were in Collingwood for Natalie and Drew’s engagement photos – now we’re cruisin’ up Hwy 11 to Huntsville for their Deerhurst Resort wedding!  As it has all summer, rain was threatening once […] The post Deerhurst Resort Wedding | Muskoka Photographer appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
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  • We’re attending a Bridal Show in Saratoga Springs!

    Adirondack Weddings
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you live in the Saratoga Springs region, come visit us on Sunday at the “Only the Best” bridal show at The National Museum of Dance. We’ll be there talking to brides and grooms about wedding planning, the magazine, and how to be featured in our bridal announcements section. Have a burning question about the magazine or need an insider perspective on the local wedding industry? Come chat us up! This is our second consecutive year attending this event, and we’re very excited for another opportunity to meet with brides face-to-face. If you’re in the area, come…
  • Grab the Adirondack Weddings badge!

    Adirondack Weddings
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’ve never formally introduced our official website badge, so now is as good a time as any! If you’d like to display our badge on your website or blog as a resource, simply copy the code in the box below and paste it into the html of your site. We have a choice of three sizes on our official badge page, but, for your convenience, here is the most commonly-used size: Are you a featured vendor? Display your official affiliation with us by getting your badge here!
  • Celebrating Apples

    Adirondack Weddings
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The sudden dip in temperatures here in the Adirondacks leaves little doubt that the official start of fall is just days away. Luckily, that means it’s time for changing leaves, warm sweaters, and perhaps best of all, apple-based treats! We celebrated National Apple Month on the blog last year and have gathered the recipes here in one place for your culinary convenience. Try our Apple Cider Signature Cocktail, Apple Cider Doughnuts, Homemade Apple Crisp, Adirondack Apple Cake, and Homemade Apple Jelly! Did you test out any of these recipes last year? We’d love to hear about it!
  • An Exit to Remember

    Adirondack Weddings
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Showering a bride and groom with a symbolic item is a practice with roots that go back thousands of years. In ancient Rome, wedding guests threw wheat in celebration of newlywed couples, which symbolized fertility. It also acted as a sort of bouquet-toss; little girls in attendance gathered up the grains for good luck in finding their own happy marriages. Many cultures have adopted a similar tradition, often substituting rice. Would you like to be showered with something festive at your wedding? Feel free to do as the Romans did and use wheat, especially if you don’t care to roll the…
  • Preparing for a Rainy Wedding Day

    Adirondack Weddings
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    There’s something magical about an outdoor wedding in the summertime – vivid green grass, trees thick with leaves, and flowers blooming everywhere in sight. Warm weather in the Adirondacks signals a time of beginnings, of starting over; like a wedding itself, it’s the start of something new and exciting. Ceremonies held in the great outdoors are rife with scenic possibilities, but since the date must be set and planned so far in advance, it’s impossible to know whether the weather will cooperate. Instead of stressing about things out of your control, stay calm by focusing…
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  • Three Reasons Why You Should Wear DQT’s Knitted Tie

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Cadbury Purple Men’s Knitted Tie by DQT We all know that the tie is a staple of the stylish man’s wardrobe. These days however, there’s a new kid on the block. Introducing, the knitted tie. There are many reasons why the knitted tie is taking the world of men’s fashion by storm and here are our top three: The ‘maverick’ factor The most obvious quality of knitted ties, is that they’re different. Although they’re quickly becoming a fashion staple, they will still very much set you apart from the crowd at any business or social occasion. Silk ties are great. They’re…
  • Perfect Style with DQT Polka Dots

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Polka Dot Black Men’s Tie by DQT It is true that fashion is a fast moving, ever evolving world. That said, just as new trends are constantly emerging there are others, such as denim, stripes and top quality tailoring, that never really go away. These are perennial, popular styles and prints that just always seem to be in vogue. One great example of perennial popularity is the polka dot tie. It’s a true style staple that always looks good, whatever the occasion. Polka dot ties as a style statement actually date right back to the second world war, when they were a favoured choice of…
  • The Resurgence of the Wedding Cravat

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Passion Men’s Black & Purple Cravat by DQT When celebrities like David Beckham and Brad Pitt wore wedding cravats, the fashionable world sat up and took notice. It looked dashing and bold. Not surprisingly, wedding cravats soon became a ‘must have’ fashion item at any wedding. Cravats have been used with formal wear for many years, and men can always be seen wearing cravats at many fashionable occasions such as Ascot. With increasing numbers of grooms and other male members of the bridal party wearing formal clothing, a cravat makes a welcome change from a tie. It has…
  • How to Look Good with DQT’s Prom Waistcoats

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Passion Gold Men’s Waistcoat and Bow Tie Set by DQT If you’re looking for a prom waistcoat, you’ll find that a DQT prom waistcoat is just what you need. Our waistcoats come in a wide range of different styles, sizes, colours and prints, meaning that you’re sure to find something suitable. A waistcoat can give you a more stylish look with very little effort, keeping your silhouette cleaner than if you simply wore a shirt, whose lines will become bunched up over the course of the day. All you need to do is to make sure you buy the right men’s waistcoat for you, and…
  • How to Tie a Bow Tie by DQT

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    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Embed How To Tie a Bow Tie on Your Site. Copy and Paste the Code Below: <img alt=”How To Tie a Bow Tie by DQT” title=”How To Tie a Bow Tie by DQT” src=”http://dqt.co.uk/images/bow_tie_guide_1280.jpg”> If you enjoyed our tie guide, please consider sharing it using the buttons below!
 
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  • Friday 5: The Top Real Hotel Weddings of the Week

    Jasmine
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    We're wrapping up another week here at My Hotel Wedding. While we're excited for the weekend, we're even more excited to get back to work on Monday when we'll be kicking off our International Weddings Week! We'll be featuring tons of inspiration, tips, and insight on cultural and destination weddings. It's going to be SO much fun! But, until then, let's wind down our Friday afternoon with a look at the week's top real hotel weddings: Photo by Elizabeth And Rich via Style Me Pretty 1. We're digging the modern urban vibes of this Brooklyn wedding at the Wythe Hotel. The editorial style graffiti…
  • Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

    Shannon
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Press play, then slowly imagine a small, whitewashed chapel, or a mountain hideaway, with only your closest family and friends tucked inside. Intimate. Romantic. You're standing behind closed doors, waiting for the moment they open and you see the person at the end of the aisle who you're saying, "forever, I do," to. A moment this sweet calls for a melodious song to soundtrack a new beginning. In this week's Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to, we're blushing over Kaye Matriano's soft cover of Cat Power's "Sea of Love." It's the perfect tune for a personal ceremony in a secluded setting. We…
  • Dramatic Wedding Gowns c/o Val Stefani

    Mamie
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Happy Halloween, MHW readers! In honor of this festive holiday (and yes, Fashion Friday), we're featuring a few fab and totally dramatic wedding gowns from the Val Stefani bridal collection. They've got a little bit of mystery, a little bit of magic, and a whole lot of magnificent details custom-made for the bride who wouldn't dream of saying boo to drama. No tricks, all treats. Just feast your eyes on these stunning creations. This Lumina gown is literally dripping with rhinestones. How much do you love that web-inspired design? Here's the back view, which is equally stunning. And talk about…
  • Foil-Pressed Invites by Minted

    Mamie
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Have you heard the news? Minted just launched a new line of foil-pressed invites, and let's just say there was plenty of oohing and ahhing going on around here the first time we laid eyes on it. Talk about let it shine! These luxe invites scream celebration, and instantly up the sparkle factor, too. Here are a few of our favorites from the collection. Gold Rush Charming Love Modern Botanicals Rose Garden Antique Lines Click here for a closer look at these foil-pressed invites, RSVP cards, and thank you notes. We're betting you'll be every bit as smitten with them as we are.
  • Classic Ballroom Wedding at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel

    Jasmine
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As lovers of all things hotel wedding related, ballroom weddings will always hold a special place in our hearts. In our opinion, there’s no better place to tie the knot than in one of these timelessly elegant spaces! That’s why we’ve fallen head over heels for today’s real wedding. Megan and Shawn said “I do” in the stunning ballroom of the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. We’re swooning over all the beauty! Photo by Alyssa Renee Photography Megan and Shawn chose the Mayflower Renaissance as their wedding venue because of its historical beauty. It was the perfect…
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  • Indian wedding card box tutorial

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    DIY wedding card boxTrying to get items personalized can get very expensive quickly, but creating a DIY Wedding Card box and give you the personal touch you wanted without denting the budget. You can personalize your card box by matching it with your wedding décor colors, trim from your outfit, the florals used on your centerpieces and adding some crystal touches.  Before we share the link for the tutorial, we wanted to share some inspiration.  The post Indian wedding card box tutorial appeared first on Shaadi Bazaar.
  • Bright, Bold Shoesday Tuesday Wedding Heels

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Happy Shoesday TuesdayClick on any one of the bright, bold wedding shoes to find out cost and where you can purchase these beauties!  We are loving the collection of shoes from affordable pairs to ones that just might break the bank, we have wedding heels for you.  We have curated a cream team of shoes that any desi bride would want to wear through her wedding events.The post Bright, Bold Shoesday Tuesday Wedding Heels appeared first on Shaadi Bazaar.
  • Indian Wedding Expo & Shopping Event recap

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    A big THANK YOU to everyone that came to the Shaadi Bazaar Wedding Expo! We had a great turnout and were excited to see so many brides and families of brides and grooms at the show. We hope that you were able to find all the vendors that you were looking for! In case you missed it, to kick off the day, we had an informative seminar complete with a wedding planning timeline and a Q & A session with couples and families before the show opened. As soon as visitors entered the show, they were wowed by the great designs created by the decor experts at Shagun, Nikun Events, Dhol Baja Baraat and…
  • Pakistani Wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Naureen and Talha’s Wedding celebrationsFrom Talha’s matching burgundy bow tie to Naureen’s mother putting her jewelry on you can’t miss this Pakistani wedding captured by Kimberly Photography.  Naureen and Talha had the team from Kimberly photography capture the details while they got ready for their big day as well as their heartwarming first look.  You almost get butterflies just looking at the photo where Naureen is about to tap Talha on his shoulder.  Keep scrolling down to see the reception decor and the fun wedding cake.“Our wedding was nothing short…
  • Naureen and Talha’s Mendhi night in West Palm Beach, Florida

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Naureen and Talha kicked off their celebrations with a Mendhi night with gorgeous yellows and hot pinks captured by Kimberly Photography.  Naureen’s intricate mehndi designs by Samar Ibrahim are traditional and lovely.  The photos that captured our attention are the floral jewelry from Suhaag Garden.  We are still “oohing” and “aahing” over them.   The elegance and delightful delicate touches of the orchid earrings and the diamond tikka is breathtaking.  Take a look for yourself, what are your favorite elements from their mehndi night?  Come back this…
 
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    DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas

  • Wedding Food Ideas: Turkey Florentine Mini Cups

    Kym
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Print Turkey Florentine Mini Cups Prep Time: 24 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Serving Size: 24 source: Madigan... The post Wedding Food Ideas: Turkey Florentine Mini Cups appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Fall Cascading Basket Centerpiece

    Kym
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Materials Needed: 12-inch square basket 11-inch round basket 9-inch round basket Floral foam for artificial arrangements Glue gun and hotmelt... The post diy Wedding Crafts: Fall Cascading Basket Centerpiece appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Wedding Drink Ideas: Vampire Kiss Recipe

    Kym
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    For a sweet and spooky Halloween wedding drink, try this new coconut-pineapple flavored Halloween-style drink of death! This is a... The post Wedding Drink Ideas: Vampire Kiss Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • {diy Wedding Ideas} Chocolate Letter Seating Cards

    Kym
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    What a sweet and creative idea, Chocolate Letter Seating Cards from Oh Happy Day. This can double as desert, guest... The post {diy Wedding Ideas} Chocolate Letter Seating Cards appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Beautiful Bauble & Brooch Wedding Bouquets

    Josie {Contributor}
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Though traditional flower bouquets are and always will be wonderful, bouquets made out of baubles and brooches are creative, and... The post Beautiful Bauble & Brooch Wedding Bouquets appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
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    100 Cool Groomsmen Gifts Ideas For Your Wedding Party & Best Man - Groovy Groomsmen Gifts Blog

  • Calling Out to All Grooms – The Wedding Vendor to Stay Close To

    Mike Bajda
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Let’s get real fellas, the focus of most of the wedding out there is the bride. Think about all the traditional rituals and stereotypes. Outside of the bachelor party, it’s basically all about the lady in white.  There are bridezillas, not groomzillas. Do guys care about flowers and invitations and all the delicate frills associated with a wedding? Typically not, at least not those guys marrying a woman. Bottom line, the bride is the center piece, the rest of us…accessories. Well it doesn’t have to be that way across the board.   We realize you guys want to feel a little more…
  • 6 of the Best Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

    Chris Bajda
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    At some point during engagement, you’ll be faced with the ever confusing task of equipping yourself properly with an amazing assortment of gifts to hand to your groomsmen on rehearsal night.   Often enough, with all the drama of detail that comes with the wedding planning, this tidbit is pushed off till last second, soon to be grooms scampering looking for the best gift ideas that at least appear like there was some thought put into it.  Let’s face it, our fiancé (and her mom) is usually a lot higher maintenance than our pals.  So while that attribute is usually taken as a positive…
  • Do You and Your Groomsmen Have What it Takes to Pull This Off at Your Wedding?

    Chris Bajda
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Want to add some luster to your wedding? There is a new craze in the wedding market fellas and that's pulling the ultimate crowd pleaser with a choreographed man dance. The options are endless, but whether you go as Beyoncé or Bieber, you are bound to get the party started right with synchronized swiveling hips. So get in your basement or man cave with your boys, throw on some MTV and get started. This is going to take a little practice with your groomsmen to pull off. Nothing will be more memorable, especially for your new bride, than a night kicked off with huge laughs and your and your…
  • Your Guide To Being a Great Groom

    Chris Bajda
    2 Jan 2014 | 7:17 am
    You got down on one knee and she said "Yes!" — so your work is done, right? We'll we hate to break it to you, but you've only accomplished the first step in going from fiance to husband and there are a lot more detail to come before the final "I do." But it's her job to plan the wedding, right? I'm not expected to do anything, right? She doesn't want me to help, right? Wrong. Wrong. And, well, wrong. As you've probably heard from the occasional (okay, maybe not so occasional) bridezilla story, wedding planning is super stressful, especially for her, so she could use your help along the way.
  • Groovy Groomsmen Gifts Launches New Caricatures of Amazing Sports Moments

    Chris Bajda
    31 Dec 2013 | 9:57 am
    In a move to further it’s cache of creative groomsmen gifts, the team at groovygroomsmengifts.com will be adding to its existing group caricature offering and releasing a new caricature line allowing customers to personalize individual caricatures within a selection of featured sports backgrounds. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts Launches New Caricatures of Amazing Sports Moments from prREACH on Vimeo. Mike Bajda, Creative Director for groovygroomsmengifts.com, announced that the new line will include creative and emphatic sports moments such as a boxing TKO, viciously sacking a quarterback and the…
 
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    Brideside » B-Sides

  • 2WaysTuesday: Alfred Sung D562 Breakfast At Tiffany’s

    Anna Sprague
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Still looking for a costume for Halloween? Grab that little black dress you wore for your bestie’s wedding, add some accessories and a top knot and you’re looking as good as you did at the wedding. We love a quick nod to Audrey Hepburn with this weeks 2WaysTuesday Alfred Sung D562 bridesmaid dress in black. Style it with rich purples for the wedding and classic pearls for your costume. Bonus points for long gloves to keep you warm on a chilly Halloween night. Shop the Alfred Sung black bridesmaid dress here. Bridesmaid: Elizabeth Cole Quinn Earrings | Purple Bouquet | Sam Edelman…
  • Brideside Fit Party with Saffron Avenue

    Anna Sprague
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Recently, we teamed up with the fabulous Angela [and bride-to-be] of  Saffron Avenue.  She is currently blogging through her wedding planning journey for Style Me Pretty, and we were thrilled to work with her and her bridesmaids. She wanted to give her bridesmaids an unforgettable experience for finding the perfect bridesmaids dresses so she came to Brideside for a curated collection of bridesmaid dresses to try at home. Angela invited her bridesmaids over for a girls weekend to remember. They kicked off the day with brunch and mimosas. Luckily, Laurelyn Savannah Photography was…
  • 2WaysTuesday: Dessy 2882 Red Dress for Halloween

    Anna Sprague
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    We’re still on the Halloween kick for 2WaysTuesday because we love a reason to dress up. This Dessy Collection 2882 bridesmaid dress in Valentine is such a flattering silhouette with vivacious color. We immediately thought of the sassiest character we grew up with–Jessica Rabbit. Just add purple gloves, a wig if you don’t already have luscious red locks, some statement earrings like our Elizabeth Cole Lauren in crystal, and a classic red lip. Loving this color by Mac called “Lady Danger,” which is beyond appropriate for the color. With winter coming soon, red…
  • 2WaysTuesday: Alfred Sung D448 Wear Again For Halloween

    Anna Sprague
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s only a few weeks until Halloween, so we’re making 2WaysTuesdays all about dresses that translate easily into perfect costumes. This Alfred Sung D448 bridesmaid dress is a classic style gives off a vintage feel in any color making it perfect to go as a 50′s housewife or character from Mad Men. You probably already have a cardigan and pearls to go with it. We love the pearl peter pan collar and mint accessories that pop against this soft pink color called “Rosebud.” Alfred Sung D448 is a popular bridesmaid dress style among our brides. Bold accessories work…
  • Summer to Fall: Navy Inspiration

    Anna Sprague
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Navy is always a favorite color for bridal parties. This neutral is perfect for bridesmaid dresses as it works with many color palettes in any season and looks great on lots of bridesmaids. Our current obsession for fall weddings is this Indigo bobbinet seen below in Wtoo style 658i. Pair it with the nude Quinn earrings by Elizabeth Cole and some soft pink and rich burgundy flowers for an effortless transition from summer to fall. See our real wedding inspiration from this style board for the short, navy bridesmaid dresses and natural boutonnière. Shop all our navy bridesmaid dresses…
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  • Moore Ranch Wedding Photos in College Station Texas // Brandon and Beverly

    Alyssa Turner
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Their Story He first laid eyes on her across the bar and was smitten at first sight. I mean who wouldn’t be, this girl is gorgeous! All he knew is he had to meet her! He lucked out because one of his friends happened to know her and was able to give him an introduction! It did not go much further then that but from that moment on Brandon had Beverly on his mind! It must have been one of those “God things” because two weeks later Beverly got hired at the same place Brandon worked and eventually a love connection was made at Cavenders Boot City! I say eventually because…
  • Barona Resort // San Diego Wedding // Eddie and Tennille

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    9 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    This weekends couple holds a special place in my heart because I was there the night Eddie proposed to Tennille during Tanner and Grayce’s wedding reception. The look of surprise on Tennille’s face was priceless that night and it has been so much fun keeping up with them during the wedding planning process. I was so excited to be able to fly to San Diego to capture their amazing day at the Barona Resort and Casino! Tennille captured Eddie’s heart within seconds of meeting her and they have been crazy about each other ever since. Like Eddie said when he proposed to her,…
  • Flying V Ranch Wedding // Dallas Photographer // Roddy and Kendra

    Alyssa Turner
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Saturday could not have been a more perfect wedding day! Roddy married the women of his dreams, and also became a daddy to Reilly! HE is one lucky man to have not one but two beautiful girls to love. I will be the first one to admit that watching his love for them in action brings tears to my eyes. I am so excited for what the future holds for this little family! Not only was the weather perfect yesterday but Kendra and Roddy, along with her family and friends did not leave out one single detail when it came to the wedding day. They bring the term DIY wedding to a whole new level! I…
  • Zedler Mill Wedding Venue // Luling, TX Engagement Photographer // Colton and Kristen Engagement Photo Shoot

    Alyssa Turner
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    This weekend I travelled all the way to Luling, Texas to meet Colton and Kristen for engagement pictures. My husband Benjamin and I decided to make a weekend of it and had the time of our lives.  I even got to wear cowboy boots for the first time in my life!  Hey when you can’t beat them, join them!   During this country session we encountered red ants, cows, grasshoppers, and spiders, and I am pretty sure, cowboy boots or not, it was very evident that I was a city slicker. Hey that spider was REALLY BIG! Once I laid eyes on this gorgeous countryside though, it was worth every single…
  • Downtown Dallas Engagement Shoot // Dallas Wedding Photographer // Kevin and Ericka

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I have been so behind on this whole blogging thing but now that the kids are in school NO MORE EXCUSES! So here is one of my favorite engagement sessions from this summer! You might remember this gorgeous couple from a magical session we did out at Caddo Lake, a few blog posts ago, but with a couple this awesome one engagement session just isn’t enough! So this time we glammed up and took to the city!  The Dallas sky line has never looked so good!  Who needs to paint the town red when you can paint the town pink!  I also love that we found a sign in downtown Dallas with their new…
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  • Holiday Wedding? Tips for Planning a Wedding Around the Holidays

    Kevin Anderton
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Holidays are busy enough – but if you have a holiday wedding coming up, you can easily become overwhelmed. Even if your wedding is immediately after the holidays or right before, it does take a little extra planning to make sure your guests will arrive and the holidays don’t take over your special day. Stay […] The post Holiday Wedding? Tips for Planning a Wedding Around the Holidays appeared first on kkcatering.
  • Days to Avoid for Your Wedding Date

    Kevin Anderton
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You’re ready to set your wedding date, but have you researched it? You would be surprised how often couples accidentally place their wedding on a holiday or other important date – ensuring half their guests won’t show and the others may seem annoyed to come during an inconvenient time. If you schedule your wedding date […] The post Days to Avoid for Your Wedding Date appeared first on kkcatering.
  • One Thing Couples Must Do After the Wedding

    Kevin Anderton
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As newlyweds, you certainly have a lot to do. From figuring out how you will share your space to changing your name to adding each other on credit cards – the list goes on. But, there is one thing most couples neglect to do that is the most important of all: send out thank you […] The post One Thing Couples Must Do After the Wedding appeared first on kkcatering.
  • How to Get the Most From Your Wedding DJ

    Kevin Anderton
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A wedding DJ can really bring the party together. They will play the song you dance your first couple dance together, help keep the guests enjoying the reception and even set the mood. But, not all DJs are created the same and if you are hiring a wedding DJ, you want to get the most […] The post How to Get the Most From Your Wedding DJ appeared first on kkcatering.
  • 7 Deadly Sins You’re Doing to Your Hair Before Your Wedding

    Kevin Anderton
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We all assume we know what we are doing, after all, you have had your hair your entire life. But, there are things you could be doing to your hair that will damage it and make it less-than-perfect on your wedding day. So, to make sure you have a great look, avoid these seven deadly […] The post 7 Deadly Sins You’re Doing to Your Hair Before Your Wedding appeared first on kkcatering.
 
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  • Vendor Spotlight: Wedding Essentials

    The Bride Box
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Vendor Spotlight: Wedding Essentials The Bride Box has worked with some wonderful brands and artists this year! All of these unique items can help make your wedding day exactly how you envision it to be! Here are just a few of them that you should check out: Nothing But Glisten This talented artist makes custom hand stamped utensils and jewelry. Use Nothing But Glisten’s “I Do” and “Me Too” forks for the cake cutting at your wedding reception and order a wedding bouquet charm with your initial and wedding date to attach to your bouquet. Smock Paper We love how…
  • BHLDN Hacks

    Jenny
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    BHLDN Hacks As a new bride and stylist BHLDN is essentially a daily feast for my eyes. Everything from their website to the package that arrives at your door is perfection. Well almost everything – their prices can be slightly out of reach for many new brides. The good news, if you love BHLDN then you likely love vintage pieces. And if you love vintage pieces then you love searching for a bargain. Many of their items are vintage inspired and incorporate elements of weddings from other eras. With the right amount of creativity, thrift store hunting, and Etsy searches you can easily make your…
  • Vendor Spotlight: Shabby Chic Wedding

    The Bride Box
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Vendor Spotlight: Shabby Chic Wedding Having a shabby chic wedding? The below wedding ideas can help you create exactly what you want for your special day. Look out for more shabby chic ideas and other wedding theme ideas in future blog posts from The Bride Box! The Bride Box is excited about the launch of our own line for all things bridal! You won’t forget to stay hydrated as you look at venues with your BPA Free Mason Jar Bottle exclusively available in The Bride Box Shop. Look out for more wedding items from us inside your monthly subscription box. We love Upcycled Whimsies. Redesigner…
  • What to Wear for an Engagement Shoot

    Jenny
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    What to Wear for an Engagement Shoot One of the best parts of my job is styling engagement sessions. They are each so unique to that couple’s own style and love story. I am often asked, “What is the best thing to wear during an engagement shoot?” Consider Location and Climate: I live in Florida, which means as much as I love pea coats and cozy sweaters, they are hardly ever the practical choice. Think about what will make you feel pretty and handsome, yet comfortable for at least 3 hours. As far as location goes, if your vision is to climb the tree where the proposal took place, a mini…
  • Our Story: Laurie Mascia and Kemal Ajan

    The Bride Box
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Our Story: Laurie Mascia and Kemal Ajan How We Met (First Date was March 29, 2011): Kemal and I met at our previous job. We worked at a marketing agency, and I was the proofreader, while he was the IT guy. A coworker told me that “someone liked me” in the company. It was pretty funny; it felt like high school. I found out this someone was Kemal. I debated on adding him on Facebook, and a friend convinced me I should. He accepted and asked me out for coffee. I told him that all I could promise him was coffee; I wasn’t looking to date anyone or be in a relationship. We went out for…
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  • 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Wedding Photographer

    Renu Jain
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    With the wedding season round the corner, you have a huge checklist ahead to complete. Between all that hush of selecting your wedding venue, dress, invitations and honeymoon destination, do not forget that one important person. Who you may ask? Let’s solve it like this. What is that one thing which would make you relive […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Wedding Photographer appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • Top 5 Wedding Invitation Mistakes To Avoid

    Renu Jain
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    As marriage is said to be a life changing event, planning the same is sure a very tedious job to do. What all goes in making a wedding hit has no perfect formula to it. Be it selecting a perfect wedding venue to decor or menu it takes all the patience of the host to […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post Top 5 Wedding Invitation Mistakes To Avoid appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • 5 Ways to Choose a Good Banquet Hall For Your Function

    Renu Jain
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    As the general definition goes: Banquet is a large meal/ feast, complete with main courses and desserts. It serves the purposes of gatherings, ceremony or celebrations. The idea of banqueting dated back to the 16th century, with various modifications till date. Today banquets are not just limited to one purpose. It serves many purposes like […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post 5 Ways to Choose a Good Banquet Hall For Your Function appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • Top 8 Tips to Plan A Destination Wedding – Infographic

    Renu Jain
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    If you think that planning a destination wedding is similar to that of organizing in your home town, then you are wrong. What efforts you put in a home town wedding, multiply that by two for destination weddings. Destination Wedding = Efforts of Home Town wedding X 2 So for those who want to go ahead with […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post Top 8 Tips to Plan A Destination Wedding – Infographic appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • Pros and Cons of Successful Training

    Renu Jain
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Someday or the other we all have been through this “Training”. What does Training mean? Let’s see. There are a few definitions given by some big names such as: Dale S. Beach, He defines training as “the organised procedure by which people learn knowledge and skill for a definite purpose”. Edwin B. Flippo: “Training is […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post Pros and Cons of Successful Training appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
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  • Hotel Palomar Wedding | San Diego Wedding Planner | Lindsay and JD

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Thank you to Aaron & Samantha Photography for these wonderful photos from one of our favorite weddings of the year- Lindsay and JD’s cocktail party at Hotel Palomar!  They were probably our most laid-back couple yet- wanted really good food, a fun party, and a great guest experience with simple and minimalistic decor.   We actually had no assigned seating, and the only “traditional” tables were for the immediate families.  Otherwise, we did lots of lounge furniture, belly bars, and bar stools.  I think the guests truly enjoyed this extremely non-stuffy affair! Hair…
  • parker palm springs wedding | palm springs wedding planner | katie and brian

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    I really do have a soft spot for Palm Springs weddings, and this beauty was no exception!  Katie and Brian were married on a bright and sunny desert day in May at the gorgeous Parker Palm Springs.  Rebecca/Docuvitae caught the lovely shots below of the details that Katie chose- white flowers with pops of orange and citrus and Moroccan lamps with lots of lovely greenery from The Little Branch, and cupcakes shipped  from Georgetown Cupcake.  I love, and always suggest, the idea of having two signature drinks- one for each of you!  Katie chose a Moscow Mule (my fave!) and Brian chose a…
  • waterfront beach resort | huntington beach, ca | wedding venue, honeymoon, or party location

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Briana and I had a major mid-week treat last week when we visited the Waterfront Beach Resort (a Hilton Hotel) in Huntington Beach for their “Wedding Planner’s Pillow Party”.  We had no idea what we were in for, and it is now one of my new favorite hotels in all of Southern California.  I can’t wait to show you why! Because I am a planner by nature and not just profession, I got there a little early.  I made my way up to my room to find the view below.  Moments later, a knock on my door revealed the Concierge with a glass of champagne and fresh strawberry- badass…
  • hotel palomar wedding | san diego wedding planner | iris and marcel’s wedding

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    There is no bigger compliment than when I am hired to coordinate a wedding for a colleague.  That was the case here for Iris and Marcel, photographers behind Studio 64 Photography.  We were so thrilled to help make a fellow wedding industry professional’s wedding day go super smoothly, and it was super fun to watch all the awesome dancers they had at their wedding!! Photographer- Lin & Jirsa Videographer- Side by Side Cinema Officiant- Bethel, Ceremonies by Bethel Florist- Tess Fresh Flowers DJ- DJ Flexander MC- Arlo Magpantay Courtney Tibbets is a Wedding Planner in California.
  • Leo Carillo Ranch Wedding | San Diego Wedding Planner | Rory and Lennis’ Wedding

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    We so love working at Leo Carillo Ranch, or as we call it, “Leo”!  It’s a great and flexible place for the couple looking to do a rustic ranch wedding (perhaps with a latin flair), and of course, for anyone who loves peacocks- it is a legit peacock ranch!!  We LOVE you Aaron and Samantha Photography! Photography- Aaron & Samantha Photography DJ- DJ Showtime Florist- Branches Floral Studio Hair and Makeup- Say I Do Updos  Cupcakes- Sumi’s Oven Rentals- Allie’s Caterer- MIHO/The Vetted Table Mariachi- Los Salazar   Courtney Tibbets is a Wedding Planner…
 
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  • Daydream Suppliers: Gifted Heart Cakes (and Tips for Choosing your Wedding Cake)

    Nods
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I’m SUPER excited to be sharing the first in a new series of posts (“Daydream Suppliers”) which will be shining a spotlight on the uber-talented wedding suppliers of UK and Ireland. It’s all very well to have me twittering on at you, but getting inspiration and advice straight from professionals has to be a much [...]You just finished reading Daydream Suppliers: Gifted Heart Cakes (and Tips for Choosing your Wedding Cake)! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • How Much Wedding DIY is Right for You?

    Nods
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Those of you that have been reading the blog for awhile now (thank you!!) will probably notice that the DIY and crafty side of things has been a bit lacking in recent weeks. There’s a simple explanation for this – I’ve been incredibly busy at work. I just haven’t been able to juggle work with [...]You just finished reading How Much Wedding DIY is Right for You?! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas – The Autumn Edition

    Nods
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Morning all, how are we doing today? Today’s post is basically me unashamedly virtually window shopping for some pretty wedding guest outfits. I’ve been to a ton of weddings over the years and finding guest outfits that work across the seasons can be tricky, but I think I’ve nailed it with these three gorgeous outfits: [...]You just finished reading Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas - The Autumn Edition! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • Put a Ring On It!! A Guide to Choosing a Diamond Engagement Ring

    Nods
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Morning folks! Today’s post is one that makes me feel so excited as it brings back memories of getting engaged and finding my engagement ring. I basically spent the first two weeks staring at my ring finger, getting distracted by the sparkle whilst typing and generally loving having such a pretty token of our commitment on [...]You just finished reading Put a Ring On It!! A Guide to Choosing a Diamond Engagement Ring! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • Friday Guilt-Free Retail Therapy

    Nods
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Hellllooooo… Happy Friday! It’s been an extremely stressful week – you can probably tell that I’ve been a bit quieter than usual on the blog and social media as I’ve been up the walls at work. I think I deserve a treat, but I’m also loathe to spend too much money – so it’s time [...]You just finished reading Friday Guilt-Free Retail Therapy! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
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  • Wedding Etiquette 101: Honeymoon Registry

    Luna
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The typical bridal couple here in the U.S. is either previously married, living on their own — and/or with each other for years — and have everything they need for their homes. Because they don’t need many of the typical items found on a traditional registry, the honeymoon registry seems a natural alternative to the traditional registry and is extremely popular these days. Even though this type of registry appears to be mainstream and common, is it proper to use? How do guests view it? Tacky or useful? Follow this etiquette expert for an answer. A trip through history to…
  • Should You Fire Your Bridesmaid?

    Luna
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Nothing ever goes perfectly as planned and weddings are no exception. Firing someone from your bridal party is just as big of a deal as when you first ask them to be in it. Consider the factors carefully and ultimately you should avoid asking them to step down unless you have no intention of maintaining your friendship or relationship. At the end of the day, the only thing they really have to do is stand with you at your wedding. Below are a few reasons why you might be thinking about firing your Maid of Honor or bridesmaid. She’s too busy Remember that wonderful day when you got…
  • How to Plan a Wedding Reception

    Luna
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    You’ve set a date and now you need to find a location for your wedding ceremony and a spot for your reception, which is not always an easy task to find both available on the same day! When considering different locations and facilities, ask yourself what kind of celebration that you really want — a quiet, private party or a huge bash? And, what can you afford? How will you entertain a crowd made up of different ages, backgrounds, and traditions? “Simple elegance is the trend today,” said Stacey Porter, Sales Manager for the Park Inn. “Brides and grooms want a nice wedding.
  • The Most Interesting Celebrity Wedding Dresses of All Time

    Luna
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Each time a celebrity pair decides to “tie the knot,” the masses begin to ponder just how extravagant the wedding will be. From wildly designed cakes to celebrity guests, the world waits to see just how out of the ordinary the event will be. The most important part of a wedding is obviously the bride’s dress. Some celebrities have gone traditional and simple while others…. not so much. Gwen Stefani has never been one to “go with the flow.” This musician always has a new statement to make with her wardrobe. What was she saying with her wedding dress?
  • 12 Fun and Unique Wedding Guestbook Ideas

    Luna
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Alternatives to Traditional Guestbooks for Weddings While we do want to remember who attended our wedding with some form of guestbook, traditional bound guestbooks have fallen out of vogue. They have a tendency to look boring and since they typically contain a list of names scrawled out they are typically stored away and not looked at again for years and years. Break the pattern and choose unique, fun, and functional guestbook option. Browse through the 12 suggestions below to see if anything fits your wedding style! Calendars Have your guests flip through a wall calendar for the upcoming…
 
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  • Unique Ideas for Decorating Your Beach Wedding Chairs

    Diana
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    With so many things to think about as you plan for your beach wedding, and so many little details to consider, it’s sometimes easy to forget to have a little bit of fun along the way as well. However, fun is exactly what we had last weekend, and boy did we need it! We ended […] The post Unique Ideas for Decorating Your Beach Wedding Chairs appeared first on Beach Wedding Ideas.
  • 11 Swoon-Worthy Beach Wedding Shoes

    Diana
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    The weather may be warm, but these 11 beach wedding shoes will keep your feet feeling cool, and you will be feeling hotter than ever! We’ve featured our ten favorite beach wedding-inspired shoes from a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers. We’ve weighed-in on the pros and cons for each shoe, and have taken venue, […] The post 11 Swoon-Worthy Beach Wedding Shoes appeared first on Beach Wedding Ideas.
  • 12 Kids Wedding Activities That Your Kids Will Love You For

    Diana
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    So finally, after 10 long and arduous months of planning (or sometimes even longer), you have managed to find your ideal location for a beach wedding, you managed to snatch up the dream venue at a bargain price just before high-season, and your dearest family and friends will all be attending. You’ve found your ideal […] The post 12 Kids Wedding Activities That Your Kids Will Love You For appeared first on Beach Wedding Ideas.
  • Top 20 Wedding Blogs for 2015

    Diana
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Cupid strikes and couples fall in love then look forward to tying the knot. However, there is a lot to do that goes on between love and marriage and that is where blogs come in! Some are able to provide you with a wealth of information – and sometimes more importantly – inspiration as you […] The post Top 20 Wedding Blogs for 2015 appeared first on Beach Wedding Ideas.
  • 8 Marriage Proposal Tips I Should Have Known

    Tim
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    About a week ago I wrote about the intricacies involved buying an engagement ring for your wife-to-be, but let me tell you, the actual act of proposing definitely isn’t any easier. It’s the make or break moment that anything and everything that you as a couple have gone through before leads to. The time when […] The post 8 Marriage Proposal Tips I Should Have Known appeared first on Beach Wedding Ideas.
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  • Short and Sweet Messages 3/3

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    May Your Life Be Filled With Good Health And Both Of You Maintain An Environment Of Love, Peace And Happiness In Your Home. Wishing You A Very Happy Married Life God Has Honored Us With Different Beautiful Relations In This World. Husband And Wife Is On Of The Most Loving And Caring Relation Which Just Contains Love, Respect And Care. May You Have Beautiful Experience Of This Beautiful Part Of Life! Happy Wedding Day
  • Short and Sweet Messages 1/3

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wedding Ceremony Tells Us That What Pure Love Is And How One Should Care For Each Other Now And Throughout Life. I Wish You Have Blessed Wedding Life. Happy Wedding Day Wedding Is A Name Of Happy Day Which Brings Happiness Not Only In Your Home But All Familiar Ones Feel Great Pleasure On This Special Day Of Wedding. Have A Great Time Today And Ahead. Happy Wedding Day When Life Partner Comes In Life, Life Seems Happier And Man’s Heart Becomes More Diligent And That Is A Sign Of Successful Marriage. May You Have A Successful Wedding Throughout Life! Happy Wedding Day. You Are Going To…
  • Short and Sweet Messages 2/3

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Marriage Is A Partnership Of Two Unique People Who Bring Out The Very Best In Each Other, And Who Know That Even Though They Are Wonderful As Individuals, They Are Even Better Toghert. Bliss To Fill Your Souls Peace To Fill Your Spirits, Joys To Fill The Home You'll Share These Are The Wishes For U With Care Love To Fill Your Hearts, As Your Happy Married Life Together Starts. Happy Wedding Day Best Wishes From My Side To The Bride And Groom. Wish You Lots Of Love And Happiness Filled With The Sweetness Of Newly Married Life. Marriage Is The Uniting Of Two Souls. Congratulations On Your…
  • Seven Concise Wedding Wishes Messages

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You are now a team of two. I think your union is unbeatable. Wishing you a happy conjugal life! My best wishes for two such guys who are exceptional. I am proud to tell the world that both of you are in my best friends list. Enjoy a happy married life! Congratulations for the most important event of your life! May you always find love and hope into the company of each other. Marriage is about finding true love and sharing a common, beautiful dream. May you find the company of each other as soothing as the assuring rays of the first sun! Like today, may every day of your life be filled with…
  • The top 10 honeymoon destinations in India

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    SrinagarJammu & Kashmir This capital city of Jammu & Kashmir is a paradise in every sense of the word. The lush valleys, sparkling lakes, high mountains and picturesque scenery make it a perfect honeymoon destination that you will remember all your life. Goa__ The land of sun, sand and sea – Goa is one of the top honeymoon destinations in India. Couples from all over the world come here to spend their honeymoon. Goa offers pristine beaches, scenic views, warm weather and a lot of fun and activity. CoorgKarnataka Coorg in South India is a charming little town also known as the Scotland of…
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