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  • CB Style File: Sea Bags for Bridesmaids

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    Sarah
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Sea Bags for several years now and was excited to learn that they have a wedding-specific line! If you’re not familiar, Sea Bags is a Portland, Maine-based company which creates darling totes, bags and home goods from reclaimed sails that were once actively used – perfect for any preppy nautical lover! Here’s a peek at my favorite piece from their wedding line – the guestbook tote – and to make things even better, from now until Friday 3/6 at midnight, enjoy 20% off your entire order at Seabags.com.* While I love the idea of a…
  • 10 Romantic Anemone Bouquets

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    Beautiful Bridal
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Snowy white anemones with beautiful black centers. When they keep the company of other flowers - peonies, ranunculus and pale garden roses - your eyes are drawn to these black and white beauties like kids to chocolate candy. Anemones are affordable too. At about five dollars per stem (available September through the end of May), they rank well with these other affordable wedding flowers: carnations, gerbera daisies, poppies, ranunculus, roses, sunflowers, sweetpeas and tulips. The downside? They are dainty and delicate, so you must handle with care.  Beautiful bouquet of pale pink…
  • Free Wedding Planning Checklist for Print or Download

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    Heidi
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Sale! 15% Off Wedding Stationery (+ Free Shipping!) | Code: WFMHBF5 | Expires 3/9/15 Free Wedding Planning Checklist for Print or Download Author (Winnie-the-Pooh series) A.A. Milne said, “Organization is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.” Ah, planning a wedding can get really crazy and really busy. There’s so much to do–which leads to feeling overwhelmed. Need help with your wedding planning? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re 12 or 2 months away from your big day, this free wedding planning…
  • A Guide to Wedding Bouquet Berries

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    Sarah
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    One of the most popular wedding flower trends is the use of berries in bouquets and centerpieces. These colorful plants often help “fill” in wedding bouquets to make them larger or more visually interesting for a fraction of the cost.  However, with so many different berries out there, we wanted to help you identify those that are the most common.  Find your favorite and then mention them to your florist!Hypericum BerriesProbably the most popular of all the berries, these delightful red or green berries are noted for their size and oval shape. Above, this rustic boutonniere…
  • Summer Wedding in Ocean City, New Jersey

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    Sarah
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Editor’s Note: I’m sharing a little gem from the archives today that I know you’ll enjoy! I’m always hungry to share a wedding by the lovely Patricia Kantzos because her photography is just so, so good. Emotion always seems to be at the forefront of her images which I find so moving and I love seeing how she captures different weddings. Sarah and David wed in Ocean City, New Jersey, in June and had a sweet seaside ceremony. Credits: Photography: Patricia Kantzos; Florist: Manic Botanic; Caterer: The Flanders Hotel; Cake: The Cake Studio; Band: Hank Lane; Makeup &…
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  • Your Body Language Control Over Your Mind

    Christine
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    I am so absolutely intrigued by this TED talk from Amy Cuddy about your body language control over your mind. After extensive research, they discovered the simplest changes in your body language that you can make that can physically change your body’s chemistry and how others perceive you. A simple thing that can improve your confidence in ways that science can measure. I had to share it to help you out, and as a reminder for myself. Next time you see me walking around for 2 minutes with my hands in the air, or posed like Wonder Woman (I mean, I am an Avenger after all…) you will…
  • Join the Love Yourself Challenge!

    Christine
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the time of year when it feels like all the focus is on giving a gift to the someone special in your life. This year, it is time to add someone else to that gift list. It is time to give yourself something special – it is time to Love Yourself! I wanted to give you something to get you started, so I created this FREE mini-course, a little challenge of sorts, to get you thinking about all of the ways that you are special, all of the reasons that you should love yourself. I know it isn’t always easy. I get that. But it is…
  • A Plus-Size Model in Sports Illustrated? About Damn Time!

    Christine
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The media was buzzing last week when Tess Holliday was signed by Milk. Like most women, I was glad to see that there was an agency out there that got it. That figured out that at 5’5″ and a size 14, I was never going to look like their waif models. Finally, someone like me. But there was another side to the story, the one that we were talking about but the media wasn’t. Over and over, I kept having conversations with friends about it. “So what if Milk signed her? I mean … maybe it is all a PR stunt. They are getting tons of great press over it. It doesn’t…
  • The Confidence to Become Who I Need to Be…

    Christine
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    It has been awhile since we talked! So much has been happening around here. BIG BIG THINGS!!!
 My word of the year for 2014 was Intention. I thought it was going to mean one thing to me when I selected that word, and it turned out that the Universe? Well, the Universe had completely different plans. Funny how that works out sometimes, isn’t it? 
 I spent the last quarter of the year thinking a lot about what my Intentions truly were. What did I want my life to look like? Where did I want it to go? It was like being in a giant department store, full of choices. I could do this…
  • If You Want to be in Business, You Need to Make a Profit

    Christine
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Your business has exactly one job: to make a profit. It cares about nothing else. It doesn’t care about changing the world. About saving lives. About helping people. It cares about one thing – making a profit. That, at the core, is a business. If your business isn’t making a profit, it isn’t a business. It is an expensive hobby.  Of course, as individuals who own our own businesses, we have lots of issues surrounding money. Whether we feel we deserve to make money, to charge more than other people charge for our work, or feeling bad about clients who say that they…
 
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  • A Registry Re-Do: Learn from My Mistakes

    Miss Clownfish
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Although Mr. C’s and my first registering experience was a bit of a disaster, we learned some valuable registry info during those few hours spent fumbling around Target’s home section. Since I’m all about learning from past mistakes (not making a solid game-plan prior to our Target trip was mistake #1), we took what we learned during our first trip and applied it to the rest of our registry-making. Since I’m also all about being transparent for the sake of helping other brides who have yet to experience the fun/hellish experience that is registering, I’m sharing…
  • Honeymoon Deals Spotlight: South Pacific

    Sara Margulis
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Today, our honeymoon expert Sara Margulis is sharing her honeymoon deals and ideas for a much-needed escape to somewhere warm: the South Pacific. Sara is co-founder of Honeyfund, the world’s most popular honeymoon registry. Sara and her husband, Josh, also started Plumfund, the easiest way to raise money for travel, gifts, or anything else—for free. As a champion of budget-conscious honeymooners for the better part of a decade, Sara’s got an eagle-eye for romantic travel deals. Learn more or start your Honeyfund today!  The South Pacific has to be the ultimate post-wedding…
  • Classifieds: March 4, 2015

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    4 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    jcairone is selling a Monique Lhuillier “Lourdes” wedding gown. She is asking $3,000 for the size-0 gown. Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog! Other great items for sale: Beverly Clark flower girl baskets, asking $25 White wedding flats with bows, size 10, asking $30 Pink ribbon table number holders, asking $30 Pronovias Plata Vieja headband, asking $70 Tags: Features BLOGGER classifieds Related Posts Classifieds: February 9, 201502/09/15 @ 5:03 pm Classifieds: September 24, 201409/24/14 @…
  • Total Re-Collie: The Recessional

    Mrs. Border Collie
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Post ceremony, Mr. BC and I made our way down the aisle. Funny story, the aisle was really narrow (or maybe my dress was just big?), so I just walked in front of Mr. BC (and my dad). Bubbles! We were handed glasses of champagne. BM L and GM D exited. MOH M and BM D exited. There were a million hugs, and we took a couple of group photos: Of course, we took a lot of formals, but I personally find them a little boring, so I’ll just share this one of us with our parents: Next up…cocktail hours! Missed a post? Catch up here: The Days Before Travel Day We Arrive Our Guests Arrive The Boys Get…
  • Cala-Married: We Rehearse (Part 2) and Bridal Party Gifts

    Mrs. Squid
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Though I gave her a hard time, I have to say, I’m grateful my mom won the battle on our rehearsal guest list and thankful that they were able to put it together for us. At our reception there were so many guests I hadn’t seen in so long, and one night just wasn’t enough to catch up and have some meaningful conversation. But with the family and friends that attended our rehearsal dinner, I felt like I got some quality time with each of them. It also gave me the chance to practice the art of table hopping—staying long enough to have a conversation with each person but excusing…
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  • SM可能のゲイ出会い系サイト ガチムチ

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    あまり知られていませんが、ゲイの世界では最近「ガチムチ」と言うジャンルが流行っています。 ちなみに、通常のゲイとの出会いが可能な優良出会い系サイトではガチムチについてはなかったりします。 そのまま、「ガチムチで検索をする」ようにしないと見つからないからですね。 ち…
  • ゲイ同士の恋愛に発展させるメールの送り方

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    ゲイ出会い系サイトで知り合った相手と、恋愛関係に発展するにはメールのテクニックが重要となります。 やり取り次第では、早く会えるキッカケにもなりますので、活用してみるといいでしょう。 メールは文章のやり取りなので、読みにくい文章は適当に返されたり、退屈になったりしてしまいます。 逆に短すぎる文だと、相手も返信に困ってしまいますし楽しくありません。 1番読みやすくて適度な文字数は「21文字」だそうです。…
  • 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。…
 
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  • Haydn & Wesley’s Sweet Southern Wedding

    DIY Bride
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Southern weddings have hold a special place in our hearts and Haydn and Wesley’s big day is the definition of sweet and southern. Local, hometown family and friends put on their cowboy boots and gathered in this Alabama barn to watch this union they all knew was meant to be. Held in a backyard, charming details are abundant:  hand-tied florals, a homemade wedding cake, and home-grown love and hospitality filled the air all day long.   Haydn & Wesley Elberta Community Center, Alabama Event Date: April 2014   Photographer:  Aislinn Kate Photography//Event Venue:Elberta…
  • Amy & Jon’s 4th of July Wedding Bash

    DIY Bride
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    While I like to think that all of our DIY couples are perfectly made for one another, it’s always thrilling to meet two people who are simply destined to be together – like Amy & Jon – no matter how long it takes. Their story made me cry (and I’m not a cryer) and it’s just so lovely to see how joyful they are on their wedding day. In Amy’s words: Jon and I were actually neighbors. He moved in 2 houses down when he was 17 and I was 14. We grew up on Hernando Beach and there were many nights that he would climb up on my Dads boat that was parked in the…
  • Add A Touch of Sparkle To Your Wedding With Totally Dazzled

    DIY Bride
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    One of our newest partners is Totally Dazzled, a brilliant company that offers gorgeous rhinestone products at wholesale prices. For those of you seeking to add a little (or a lot) of glam to your invitations or decor, you’re in for a treat! We love how enthusiastic Totally Dazzled are to work with you, our do-it-yourself couples. They understand you’re on a budget and offer a wide variety of rhinestone embellishments that are affordable for most in our lovely DIY community. Whether you’re looking for the perfect rhinestone brooches, ribbon buckles for your invites,…
  • Jenna & Jesse’s DIY Vintage Book Themed Wedding Day

    DIY Bride
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    This wedding, of Jenna and Jesse, is kind of making me re-think my own celebratory decisions like “Why didn’t I have a FERRIS WHEEL at my wedding!?”.  Seriously, how much awesome is that? Lots of awesome, I say! There are so many wonderful details in this wedding and the love that Jenna and James have for one another shines through in every shot. The photographer, Tiffany J, has known Jenna since the day she was born which adds to how wonderfully personal and special this day is. Tiffany J tell us: Jenna & her bridesmaids spent so much time making the day beautiful by…
  • Beca & Brian’s Contemporary Boston Wedding

    DIY Bride
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Happy Wednesday, everyone! For those of you who love contemporary and city weddings, Beca and Brian’s big day is guaranteed to inspire all y’all. Held in Boston’s Seaport District, Beca and Brian used the city’s stunning skyline as a backdrop to their gorgeous modern wedding. Here’s what photographer Deborah Zoe, had to say about the wedding: Weddings come in all shape and sizes. And while most of my weekends are filled with beautiful and elaborate affairs, occasionally I’ll have the pleasure of witnessing something a bit more intimate. Just the couple,…
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  • Jade & Stefan’s Fun Science Museum Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Jade & Stefan What could be more fun than dancing the night away at a science museum? That’s exactly what Jade and Stefan did at their fun science museum wedding. They held pre dinner drinks in Scienceworks pumping station before wining and dining their guests in the boiler room. If that isn’t reason enough to love today’s wedding, I don’t know what is! We Are Alchemy were there to capture it all. Jade tells the story of how she met Stefan. “We met at a mutual friend’s party on the Gold Coast. We had an instant connection but Stefan lived in Melbourne…
  • Wild Love Bohemian Bridal Inspiration

    Polka Dot Bride
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    What a stunning editorial I have for you today from a dream team of  35mm Wedding Photography,  Sugar Bee Flowers , Janice Wu Hair and Makeup and model Nathalie Darcas. The shoot, titled “Wild Love” was inspired by the bohemian beauty of the quote ‘She dances to the songs in her head and speaks with the rhythm in her heart’. With a back drop of the Australian bush, bridal designers showed off their incredible gowns. Sheer lace dresses and a ballgown with a billowing tiered skirt by Karen Willis Holmes were paired with a bralette from Gooseberry Intimates, a sleek backless…
  • Vintage Blue China Wedding Ideas

    Polka Dot Bride
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    I’m not sure about you, but these vintage blue and white plates hold so many memories for me and I love that this shoot is packed full of Vintage Blue China wedding ideas. I love the heritage homestead that is the background of this shoot, the richly toned blue paired back with simple pale pink, coral blooms and a garden picked feel. The layers of this inspiration shoot work so well together. Today’s dream team of Terri Hanlon Photography, stylist & florist Green and Bloom, stationer Elly Hartley Designs, cake designer Gillian Bell Cake, gown designer When Freddie Met Lily…
  • Tonia and Shane’s Modern Australian Bushland Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Tonia & Shane When you plan a wedding from halfway across the world in your home country, it’s a special way of doing things – you’re coming home. Tonia and Shane, who live in Switzerland,  honoured their homeland with a beautiful modern Australian bush wedding. They embraced the bushland surroundings, spreading the rusty red natural blooms throughout their day and creating a relaxed but very family centric feeling to their day.  Bailie Photography was there to capture it all. On how they met, Tonia tells “We met at a memorable party held by our good friend and…
  • Susan and Jason’s Industrial Cocktail Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Susan & Jason Susan and Jason approached their industrial cocktail style wedding day differently. They hired an apartment on Cockatoo Island and together they got ready, taking photographs on Cockatoo Island’s industrial style backdrop before heading across Sydney Harbour on a water taxi to greet their guests for an intimate and elegant wedding. I Love Wednesdays  was there to photograph their day as it unfolded. Susan recalls the tale of how she and Jason met. “Jason & I met through my dear friend Jaye. Initially, Jaye was introduced to Jason for a blind date. There were…
 
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  • Greek Orthodox Northern California Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, the rest of this wedding is hold-the-phone gorgeous, but even getting past this first bouquet image? Well, it’s easier said than done. The prettiest mix of peonies, garden roses and ranunculus by Mandolin Floral, it’s a Pinterest sensation just waiting to happen and we certainly wouldn’t blame you if stopped to stare All. Day. Long. More wedding goodness from DeFiore Photography in the gallery right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsHotelStylesTraditional Elegance From DeFiore Photography…Sandra and Chris…
  • DIY Fluttering Heart Sign

    Michelle Hoover
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you hear that? That m’dears is the sound of our heart strings going pitter patter. Why you might ask? Because today is the day we get to share our newest DIY from the lens of Ruth Eileen Photography. A sweet little signage that is pure ombre goodness, guaranteed to set your hearts aflutter. Scroll below for every pastel petal detail! Canvas in size of your choice, we used 24”x36” 10-15 sheets white cardstock paper RIT fabric dye Heart hole punchers in two sizes, we used this one and this one Hot glue gun Hot glue sticks Bone folder Scissors Pencil Ruler Fill a large mixing…
  • Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s official. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the gardens in St. Louis, and this this darling fete is the reason why. From the personalized parasols, to the brass band parade, to the sentimental ceremony, every detail Jordan Brittley captured is pure loveliness. Scroll below for a first glimpse at the pretty, and don’t miss the gallery all waiting right here. Please upgrade your browser Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsBotanical GardenStylesRomantic From Jordan Brittley… This darling wedding is going to have you falling head…
  • 5 Budget-Friendly Secrets from a Wedding Planner

    Ali Bronska
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi SMP Brides, it’s Ali from A Dash of Details back to talk all things wedding planning. When it comes to organizing the chaos, a wedding planner is a MUST to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. So without further ado, I want to introduce all of you to my amazing planner, Jen from Imoni Events. Finding someone who truly understands your style, vision and of course, budget is so important. For me, that’s Jen! Since we’re planning our destination wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona and I’m currently living in Dallas, being organized and having someone keep me…
  • Rustic Neutral Colored California Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I’m a firm believer of beauty in simplicity, and this wedding fits that bill to a perfect T. Designed around a spectrum of neutrals and white peonies tucked in every arrangement, Judy Sieber of Emily Joubert brought the al fresco celebration to life. The gallery is overflowing with pin-worthy moment, all photographed by Danielle Poff, and you can get started here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsEstateStylesRustic From the planner, Judy Sieber of Emily Joubert… Wendy and Mike had a clear idea of what they wanted their wedding to be. Simple and…
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    Always a Blogsmaid >> Wedding Industry Advice

  • The Pros (and Cons) of Using SquareSpace for Your Wedding Business

    The Blogsmaid
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    I built our first website back in 2003 on an orange iMac, on Yahoo! sites using a dial-up modem with a copy of HTML for Dummies on my lap.   I think it took about 2 weeks. The homepage had no photos b/c we had done no weddings…. By the time we were ready for our second website, probably circa 2006, we realized we needed to hire a professional and spent around $5,000 for a new site.  We spent another $7,500 two years later for a totally new WordPress Site, plus few thousand dollars for a re-skin when we re-branded in late 2011… Plus all the money (in relatively equivalent sums)…
  • FOMO is EGO And It Might Be Bad for Business

    The Blogsmaid
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    So, to be honest ever since I culled through the AMEX Small Business report that I talked about last week I can’t stop thinking about how a lot of us (as wedding professionals) run our businesses and wonder and worry that perhaps we aren’t, as an industry of largely business-women, focusing enough of our energies on profit generation and are instead wasting energies on Ego-stroking… I have been guilty of this myself at times for sure.   Let me explain… At the last Engage in Grand Cayman, David Beahm spoke eloquently about how there is a lot of peacocking that goes on…
  • WPW: The Lonely Road & Industry Happenings & Change!

    The Blogsmaid
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    When Mayra and I decided to launch Besties in Business, the main goal was to work with and create content to help/inspire female business owners, because, being in the wedding industry where there are so many woman-owned businesses, we noticed so many gals going it alone.  To us this just seemed like a hard place to be during those moments when you just wish you could brainstorm with someone else, or get feedback on an idea from someone else.  In thinking about what services (besides brainstorming sessions) would aid women in business we had this idea of launching a matchmaking program to…
  • The PERFECT Bridesmaid Gift for Destination Weddings

    The Blogsmaid
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    People are always asking me “What’s a good gift for a bridesmaid?” and I have to stop myself from saying “Not telling them what to wear.” (because I recognize that that is MY personal opinion, not actual professional advice… and that’s one of the benefits of getting older, my friends.. knowing the difference!)  Anyway, I often come up with either a total blank, or a very specific response to the person asking… but FINALLY I have a really good blanket answer – especially if you are having a destination wedding. Get them a charm and chain…
  • Inspired By…. Charcoal Grey and Magenta

    The Blogsmaid
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    So, I’ve had this amazing over-dyed rug rolled up under my bed for more than a year with the intentions of redecorating my living room/ office space around it and never quite getting to it… The time has finally arrived as I realized that I cannot spend another winter month staring at my old blue curtains anymore… but I’ve felt totally stumped as to what to do next…. not being inspired by any particular fabrics and knowing that I really need- above all else, make it all work around this RUG. My walls are a dove grey, and so when I saw this image, I thought……
 
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  • Forleo B-School Review - Honest Detailed Non-Affiliate Review

    Anne
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    If you're considering Marie Forleo's B-School or you've been flooded with marketing about how wonderful and amazing it is from those who are receiving affiliate commission, you'd probably like a more honest, unbiased review from someone who has gone through the program but has no affiliate link to sell.  From what I've heard, affiliates make 50% commission off of any confirmed sign-ups through the affiliate link they offer, and should you decide to sign-up for B-School after reading this review, I definitely suggest finding an affiliate offer that you think you'll also benefit…
  • Deutsches Haus | 8th St. & University Place, Greenwich Village, NYC

    Anne
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    It's not often I feel compelled to do a photo study on a building I haven't been hired to photograph, but after walking by the Deutsches Haus several times, it compelled me to return with my camera in hand, specifically for the direct morning light on its East facades.  NYU has recently invested in deep cleaning many of the building exteriors around Washington Square and this building is one which can easily attract the black grit of the city into its many different textures, so I felt especially lucky to capture it in such pristine condition. It's such a unique design among the other…
  • 2014 Review: What A Wonderful World

    Anne
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    I love keeping stats on my photography business as a way to track progress and changes from year to year.  It's pretty amazing to see the dramatic change that New York City has had on my business over the last year (all photos in this blog post are from my personal instagram feed)...Business 2014 in New York City:300+ Properties Photographed with a 95% 24hr turn-around6 Headshots & Family Portraits5 Photography Consulting Clients3 Weddings as Second Photographer2 General Events Photographed1 Six Month Intern Mentoring1 Podcast InterviewCompared to what my business looked like in 2013…
  • Living in Manhattan - My First Year in NYC

    Anne
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We did it.  We survived our first year in Manhattan and learned a lot along the way.  In many ways it feels like one year of living and working in Manhattan is like a lifetime in other cities.  So many things can happen in just one day, plus the city is in a constant state of change, so there are new experiences to be had even if you walk the same streets every day.  It's hard to know where to start with what I've experienced over the last year of living in this city, so I'll just go with what comes to mind after meeting over 200 residents living and working with me in…
  • How to Remove Watermarks from Photos

    Anne
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Why do photographers watermark photos?The watermark over a photo is there to protect that photo from being used inappropriately by someone who does not have permission to use or distribute the image.  This is especially important when images appear in online galleries that can be accessed without passwords, most often with services like Facebook or Pinterest, which require that you give their company full permission to use a photo anywhere and for any purposes whenever you upload an image to their site. Without that watermark, someone may find an image of you, your children, or your…
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  • Sneak Peek: Melissa and Seth Wed

    Leslie Weekes
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
      Melissa and Seth's bicycle-themed wedding at Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion in Chevy Chase, Maryland, was filled with fun moments like the one pictured above, their exit on Seth's childhood BMX bicycle. It was a true pleasure working with this couple. See more of their fun-filled wedding on this slideshow provided by their award-winning photographers Morgan and Amir of Morgan Lynn Photography
  • What I'm Loving Today: Breakfast in Bed

    Leslie Weekes
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    VIA GOOD COMPANY MAGAZINE I love inexpensive items that make a big impact. Here's another: The I Love You toast stamper from is the perfect finishing touch for your Valentine's breakfast in bed. Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Engaged? Best Magazine Sources for Inspiration

    Leslie Weekes
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas: engagement season! I was just in Barnes and Noble and witnessed every table was a young lady or young couple with a stack of bridal magazines. If that was you, or if that is going to be you soon, let me save you some time. Bridal magazines tend to fall into three categories: eye candy, real world, and the best of both worlds. Pretty
  • Holiday: Wine spending guide

    Leslie Weekes
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    If you find yourself wrestling with how much is too much or too little to spend on wine for your holiday celebrations, then you'll want to keep this guide on hand: Throwing a party? Spend under $20.00 a bottle. More intimate gathering? Between $30.00-$50.00 a bottle. Host/Hostess gift or treat for yourself? Splurge on bottles $60.00 and up. Jenn gave me this insulated wine bag (pictured
  • Holiday: What Shall I Bring?

    Leslie Weekes
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Every holiday season, my contribution to the family dinner is a home-made pumpkin pie. I made my first pumpkin pie six years ago (has it been that long?) and it was surprisingly delicious, so I’ve made them ever since and experiment with new recipes every year. This year, the Caramel Pumpkin Pie recipe that I found on Starchefs.com was the biggest crowd pleaser. Above is the photo of the pies
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  • Top 10 Classic Engagement Poses

    Sarah
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    If you’re engaged, chances are you have an engagement shoot coming up with your photographer. You may also have a bit of anxiety about the shoot … I mean, it’s not every day a professional photog follows you around like the paparazzi, amirite? To quell your nerves and (hopefully!) get you excited, I put together a little guide to 10 no-fail poses that will guarantee you avoid any weird faces, awkwardly-placed limbs, etc. because trust me, those things happen! But most importantly, just remember to relax – you’re with the love of your life so let that happiness…
  • Summer Wedding in Ocean City, New Jersey

    Sarah
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Editor’s Note: I’m sharing a little gem from the archives today that I know you’ll enjoy! I’m always hungry to share a wedding by the lovely Patricia Kantzos because her photography is just so, so good. Emotion always seems to be at the forefront of her images which I find so moving and I love seeing how she captures different weddings. Sarah and David wed in Ocean City, New Jersey, in June and had a sweet seaside ceremony. Credits: Photography: Patricia Kantzos; Florist: Manic Botanic; Caterer: The Flanders Hotel; Cake: The Cake Studio; Band: Hank Lane; Makeup &…
  • CB Style File: Sea Bags for Bridesmaids

    Sarah
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Sea Bags for several years now and was excited to learn that they have a wedding-specific line! If you’re not familiar, Sea Bags is a Portland, Maine-based company which creates darling totes, bags and home goods from reclaimed sails that were once actively used – perfect for any preppy nautical lover! Here’s a peek at my favorite piece from their wedding line – the guestbook tote – and to make things even better, from now until Friday 3/6 at midnight, enjoy 20% off your entire order at Seabags.com.* While I love the idea of a…
  • Nautical Inspiration from Tidewater and Tulle

    Sarah
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I thought it would be fun to start this week out with a visit from Chelsea, the editor of Tidewater and Tulle – a lovely southeastern Virginia-based wedding blog. Chelsea put a beautiful inspiration board together for us welcoming spring with a nautical twist: Says Chelsea, “We think of beautiful light and colors when spring starts shedding its darker winter hues, and what better way to go nautical than with the fun and cheerful duo, aqua and coral? With classic lines, stripes, and patterns that you typically see in nautical-inspired weddings, you can match them up with soft…
  • Chic Destination Wedding in Jamaica

    Sarah
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Brihgid & Mike knew they wanted to have an intimate destination wedding surrounded by close family members and they did just that in November at the Sandals Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The couple exchanged vows on a beautifully simple dock overlooking the magical Caribbean Sea. / Images by Katie Kaizer Photography. Says Brihgid, “We knew immediately that we wanted to elope and get away! We are such a super simple laid back couple and didn’t want to panic and stress over wedding planning after we got engaged. We did some research on destination weddings and saw…
 
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  • St Peter’s Catholic Wedding and Charlotte City Club Reception = Ashley&Joe

    Critsey Rowe
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Ashley and Joe had the most romantic wedding of the year! Granted it was on Valentine’s Day but that did not influence the amount of love and romance that took place on their beautiful wedding day. They were married at St Peter’s Catholic Church and their reception was at Charlotte City Club, both in uptown Charlotte NC. Here is a sneak peek… Here is a list of their fabulous vendors! Ceremony Location: St. Peter Catholic Church Reception Location: Charlotte City Club Invitations/Stationery: Red Stone Press Catering: City Club Cake: Wow Factor Flowers: Pink Petunia…
  • Foundation For The Carolinas Wedding and Reception = Lisa and Soomin

    Critsey Rowe
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Lisa and Soomin’s wedding and reception took place at The Foundation For The Carolinas. The Foundation is located in uptown Charlotte and is the perfect venue for the modern bride. Lisa and Soomin are self proclaimed foodies and I must say AWESOME dancers! They really rocked it out to the “wobble”. Their day was filled with so much love, lots of laughter, smiling faces and so much fun! Here is a sneak peek of their wedding… List of their amazing vendors: Coordinator/Planner: Carolina Event Design/Erin Hunter-Watters Ceremony and Reception: Foundation for the Carolinas…
  • Duke Mansion Wedding – Katie and David

    Critsey Rowe
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Katie and David’s wedding at Duke Mansion turned out exactly how they planned. It was beautiful and filled with so many great moments and stunning details. Here are Katie’s own words about their wedding day… Describe what made your wedding unique. When throwing any type of party I believe the most important part is making sure your guests have an amazing time. I wanted people to be wowed by everything from the romantic ambiance to the food and all of the little details. I didn’t want my wedding to seem ordinary or expected so I made sure to create some excitement by…
  • Foundation For The Carolinas Wedding + Meredyth and Brian

    Critsey Rowe
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    This year’s wedding season ended with one of my favorite couples – Meredyth and Brian. I love how in love they are and how absolutely genuine they are. 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. Brian Surprised Meredyth by having their pet sitter Caitlin bring their sweet pooch Olive to see them before the ceremony. I admit I cried. Such a beautiful moment!
  • Grooms Gift for the sexy little bride

    Critsey Rowe
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Need something a little sexy for your groom? A gift he cannot buy for himself.. Check out my Couture Boudoir website for tasteful beautiful images that you can give your honey for a wedding day, 1st year anniversary or a just because gift. Critsey Rowe is a Boudoir Photographer that shoots locally and internationally.
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  • Shy photographers: dispelling the myth that your wedding photographer should be your BFF

    Deborah Huber
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Photo by Deborah Huber. As a photographer, I follow wedding blogs and often find advice recommending couples to hire a photographer that “could be your friend.” This is something that I find incredibly odd, and sometimes not very good advice. For instance, I watched an online workshop from a super high-end wedding photographer speaking to photographers on how to grow their businesses, and the first thing she admits is her photography isn’t the best, in fact what she recommends is selling your self and the experience. What she is selling is “a brand,” not good work. And here is where…
  • An '80s wedding in a Maryland bar is a rad time for the whole family

    Chris Wolfgang
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Photos from Angel Kidwell Photography Lisa and Brian walked down the "aisle" last fall to the tune of "Somebody's Getting Married" from The Muppets Take Manhattan. A totally awesome start to an '80s wedding at Max's Taphouse in Maryland, wouldn't you say? With an '80s-themed wedding, you've got to really commit — and these two did. I mean, Brian is wearing a legit Members Only jacket! Lisa of course rocked gorgeous '80s colors all night long, but I'm loving that she changed into purple Converse with neon-green laces after the…
  • Jennie & Mary's garden party picnic and a capella wedding

    Offbeat Editors
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Photos by Kelly B. Taylor Photography The Offbeat Bride: Jennie, Science Educator/Professional Geek Her offbeat partner: Mary, Data Guru Date and location of wedding: Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center, Deerfield, Massachusetts — July 19, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We wanted a heartfelt, a capella ceremony officiated by a friend in a Hawaiian shirt (a Hawaiian wedding shirt, he would be quick to point out!). The reception was a picnic with excellent pizza, beer, and ice cream. There were no toasts since we’d rather sing, enjoy the sunshine, and sleep over. It felt like…
  • Rings gone adorkable: let's scheme about custom fandom rings with Joseph Jewelry

    Offbeat Editors
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Get your geek on with fandom ring ideas! Check out this recreation of the Ring of Barahir (worn by Aragorn in the movie versions of Lord of the Rings) by our sponsor, Joseph Jewelry! These guys are so totally down with bringing all your custom ring design options to life. We've already talked about some tips for making the design-it-yourself ring process easy-peasy, but I've been scoping out the rings in Joseph Jewelry's custom ring section and have been ultra inspired in a full-on geektastic way. Let's start dreaming about taking existing rings and transforming them into…
  • How do you transition from ceremony to reception when they're in the same space?

    Megan Finley
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Photo by Wild About You Photography I'm getting married at an art gallery. The ceremony and reception are going to be in the same space. In fact, I'm going to have the guests sit at their tables and we will be married on the dance floor. Do you have any ideas on how to break it up and make the beginning of the reception more official? -Ansley We sure do! Here are some options… Don't immediately join the guests at the reception, but rather take a break to go have your photos taken, or just spend some time together yichud-style. Then when you get back, WOO-HOO party time.
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  • Buttercream vs Fondant: Wedding Cake Frosting

    Chie
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The two main types of frosting for wedding cakes are fondant and buttercream. If you’re not already familiar with the difference, fondant is a thick substance made from sugar and water that is very similar to the consistency of play-doh. It is used to cover cakes and create a variety of different designs. thecakezone.com Brides love fondant because it rolls out super smooth and can give a very sleek appearance and allows for certain designs that can’t be achieved with buttercream. Buttercream is created from butter and confectioner’s sugar and rather than being rolled on, it is…
  • Elegant Estate Wedding

    Chie
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 20 This estate wedding that is just the epitome of elegance but not to the point where things start to look so stiff and so refined because this event still had quite a few sweet and DIY details to boot such as chalkboards and Polaroid stations. I also love the mismatched jewel colored bridesmaids dresses. The cake was also something to look forward to as it is beautiful in all it’s simplicity. And our bride was glowing in her amazing A-line wedding gown. Congratulations on such a wonderful day Philana & Jake! Photographer What is the…
  • The Newest and Hottest Wedding Accessory: The Floral Wedding Headpiece

    Chie
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fashion-forward brides are always on the lookout for the newest and hottest wedding accessories, themes, ideas and trends. This year, one of the fastest-emerging trends amongst brides of all ages and tastes is the floral wedding headpiece. It’s elegant and beautiful and can be worn many different ways, so it suits the taste and personality of every bride. Check out some of the different styles and ways they can be worn. fashmax.com The Boho Bride Let’s face it – this is the kind of accessory that fits a boho bride perfectly. Whether it’s a full floral headpiece or more vine-like…
  • Romantic Walk in the Park – An Engagement Session

    Chie
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 20 I feel like this is what our couple usually looks like whenever they walk their adorable dog in the park. Like they’d just have to stop once in a while because they can’t keep their hands off each other. So sweet! If you’re really anxious on posing in front of the camera for the first time, then why not reenact something that you both do regularly – just like this album. It will hit two purposes too since it’ll be more special because you’re documenting something that really shows your personality and habits as…
  • A New York Forever

    Chie
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 21 Even without the winter, NYC can be quite cold – not literally but figuratively since New Yorkers are always rushing by (hence the phrase, a New York minute) and not minding anybody else. So our couple today warmed this city by their beautiful elopement ceremony in the Grand Central Station. Their first kiss as husband and wife caught the daily commuters’ attention and they stopped their tracks to cheer them on. What a lovely sight that would’ve been right? Aside from that scene, they also braved the city’s…
 
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  • Check out Deborah & Jeffrey’s wedding video by Spinning Leaf Films

    theD
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Deborah + Jeffrey Highlight Film from Spinning Leaf Films on Vimeo. The post Check out Deborah & Jeffrey’s wedding video by Spinning Leaf Films appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • Youpa Johnson Wedding in DMagazine

    theD
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    The post Youpa Johnson Wedding in DMagazine appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • Saba & Sayed’s Wedding in DWeddings Magazine!

    theD
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    See the full wedding » The post Saba & Sayed’s Wedding in DWeddings Magazine! appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • 2014 Most Memorable Moments

    Meredith
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:48 pm
    It’s been a wonderful year for Significant Events! We have been privileged to work with 40 amazing clients, and it has led to many memorable moments. Here are our favorites! MOST MEMORABLE BRIDAL GOWN: JULIET’S GOWN (designed by Lazaro) Juliet’s gown was a mass of tulle and lace elegance that fit her to a T. She looked simply stunning in it, and everyone gasped when they saw her. Such a gorgeous gown! MOST MEMORABLE BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: KATIE’S BRIDESMAIDS (designed by Bill Levkoff) Eggplant is such a lovely shade for any skin-tone, and Katie’s bridesmaids wore it…
  • 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.
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  • secret garden inspiration from BESWOON wedding showcase

    emilie
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Ahhhh, take in a deep breath of spring inspiration from the swoon-worthy secret garden room at the BESWOON wedding showcase held last Saturday at the Portland Company complex. Together with some of the areas top wedding vendors, planner Heather Cuzzi of Cairn Events brought to life a soft, romantic vision of green with pops of plum to your heart's content. Below is a peek at the finished space including Heather's daughter and friends, a real life couple, as models. Tomorrow we'll share candids from behind the scenes. participating vendors:planner: Heather Cuzzi, Cairn Eventscatering:…
  • Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale in Portland

    emilie
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Do you know about the charity Brides Against Breast Cancer? Oh! It's a lovely organization that receives gently worn wedding dresses and travels around the country selling them to raise money for breast cancer! As you know, breast cancer is a cause near and dear to our own emilie inc. hearts (a portion of all wedding fees are donated to Pink Initiative). I donated a wedding dress or two to BABC in the past so was very excited when I learned they would be making a stop in Portland at the Westin Portland Harborview hotel.I signed up to be the exclusive photographer in their vendor showcase,…
  • baby Lennon

    emilie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    What a wonderful treat to snuggle a brand new warm baby! Sweet Lennon is three weeks young- the first baby born on New Year's Day at Mercy Hospital- and the daughter of Tide Creative's amazing Liz. I spent a little time with baby and mama yesterday morning in their Portland home chatting about all things baby and exploring Lennon's perfectly appointed gray woodland nursery. Congratulations and welcome to motherhood, Liz; you wear it well!
  • 12 steps to preserving (and enjoying!) your personal photos

    emilie
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hello and Happy 2015!! If you're anything like me, you've been feeling a primitive need to purge since we bid 2014 adieu. The day after Christmas our tree was out the door and I was on the floor in each of our closets, in cabinets, drawers and bookshelves assessing what we should toss, keep, sell or donate. I likened it on my Facebook status to the middle of the night pregnancy insomnia nesting I suffered both times (speaking of, Happy 4th Birthday today to our sweet William!). Where does this come from? And why do I feel it annually after the holidays and not during the more typical "spring…
  • Willard Beach and Old Port engagement session of Maggie and Brian

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    "Less good-byes makes it easier," is what Brian said about his merchant marine schedule of one month on and one month off at home, compared to two weeks on and two weeks off.  A valid point, spoken like a true romantic.  Brian met Maggie in college when both of these native Mainers attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.  Brian is currently working out of New Orleans, so their engagement session was scheduled during his break.  They were hopeful for a snowy shoot, but instead got some wintry wind with some beautiful sun.  We all agreed, this was still enjoyable…
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  • Greek Orthodox Northern California Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, the rest of this wedding is hold-the-phone gorgeous, but even getting past this first bouquet image? Well, it’s easier said than done. The prettiest mix of peonies, garden roses and ranunculus by Mandolin Floral, it’s a Pinterest sensation just waiting to happen and we certainly wouldn’t blame you if stopped to stare All. Day. Long. More wedding goodness from DeFiore Photography in the gallery right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsHotelStylesTraditional Elegance From DeFiore Photography…Sandra and Chris…
  • DIY Fluttering Heart Sign

    Michelle Hoover
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you hear that? That m’dears is the sound of our heart strings going pitter patter. Why you might ask? Because today is the day we get to share our newest DIY from the lens of Ruth Eileen Photography. A sweet little signage that is pure ombre goodness, guaranteed to set your hearts aflutter. Scroll below for every pastel petal detail! Canvas in size of your choice, we used 24”x36” 10-15 sheets white cardstock paper RIT fabric dye Heart hole punchers in two sizes, we used this one and this one Hot glue gun Hot glue sticks Bone folder Scissors Pencil Ruler Fill a large mixing…
  • Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s official. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the gardens in St. Louis, and this this darling fete is the reason why. From the personalized parasols, to the brass band parade, to the sentimental ceremony, every detail Jordan Brittley captured is pure loveliness. Scroll below for a first glimpse at the pretty, and don’t miss the gallery all waiting right here. Please upgrade your browser Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsBotanical GardenStylesRomantic From Jordan Brittley… This darling wedding is going to have you falling head…
  • 5 Budget-Friendly Secrets from a Wedding Planner

    Ali Bronska
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hi SMP Brides, it’s Ali from A Dash of Details back to talk all things wedding planning. When it comes to organizing the chaos, a wedding planner is a MUST to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. So without further ado, I want to introduce all of you to my amazing planner, Jen from Imoni Events. Finding someone who truly understands your style, vision and of course, budget is so important. For me, that’s Jen! Since we’re planning our destination wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona and I’m currently living in Dallas, being organized and having someone keep me…
  • Rustic Neutral Colored California Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I’m a firm believer of beauty in simplicity, and this wedding fits that bill to a perfect T. Designed around a spectrum of neutrals and white peonies tucked in every arrangement, Judy Sieber of Emily Joubert brought the al fresco celebration to life. The gallery is overflowing with pin-worthy moment, all photographed by Danielle Poff, and you can get started here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsEstateStylesRustic From the planner, Judy Sieber of Emily Joubert… Wendy and Mike had a clear idea of what they wanted their wedding to be. Simple and…
 
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  • Our 9th Anniversary – Celebrate with a 30% off Coupon Code

    Julie
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy 9th year anniversary to us! Wedding Paper Divas was launched in 2006 as a stationery haven with an affinity for beautiful paper and fresh design. We thought it would be fun to share anniversary stories from our fabulous employees. And as a way of saying thanks to you we have a special 30% off […] Our 9th Anniversary – Celebrate with a 30% off Coupon Code The post Our 9th Anniversary – Celebrate with a 30% off Coupon Code appeared first on Wedding Paper Divas.
  • Pantone Aquamarine Wedding Inspiration Board

    Julie
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    With Spring right around the corner we couldn’t resist following the Pantone Spring 2015 Color Report with this beautiful pale pastel color of Aquamarine for today’s wedding inspiration board. Featured Wedding Paper Divas wedding invitation: Flawless Ferns Source: Couple | Shoes | Desserts | Tablescape Pantone Aquamarine Wedding Inspiration Board Pantone Aquamarine Wedding Inspiration Board The post Pantone Aquamarine Wedding Inspiration Board appeared first on Wedding Paper Divas.
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  • Wedding Tip - Call the Shots (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ask recently married friends how many pictures their photographer took (i.e. how many proofs they got) and whether that number was what they wanted, so you'll have a frame of reference when you talk to your photographer. A photographer shoots about 600 exposures at an average wedding (Five hour ceremony reception).Tip and photo provided by Sharpe Photographers
  • Wedding Tip - Don't forget about dad (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Don''t forget about your dad- On your special day it''s easy to get caught up and forget about some of the most important people to us. After the ceremony is complete don''t forget to kiss your father goodbye and say thank you, it will mean a lot and will also make for a great photo and memory to have. Photo Courtesy of dragnaphoto.com
  • Wedding Trend - Champagne Toast (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The champagne toast can get a bit expensive these days. It's another cost to add to the bar, food, venue, decorations, etc. Therefore many couples have decided to get rid of this tradition. Instead of a champagne toast, you can do a simple toast with whatever drink your guests are enjoying at the moment. Eliminating the champagne toast if you don't plan to serve champagne during your event, will eliminate a hefty cost. That said, we are hearing this year that the champagne toast is coming back! A large part of this is due to the variety of champagne and toasting glasses used as favors as an…
  • Wedding trend - floating wish lanterns (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Who doesn't want the fairytale princess wedding? Most of us do! Well now you can have wish lanterns just like Rapunzel from the fairytale story! Floating wish lanterns have cells that are fueled and ignited and when they fill up with warm air, they float, lighting up the sky. Best of all, these floating lights are biodegradable and nonflammable, so you don't have to worry about where they land. Ask your guests to add their wishes for you in the lanterns and then release. Your guests will love this idea!Photo courtesy of Wishlanterns.com
  • wedding trend - floating flowers (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If there are fountains, ponds, pools, etc. at your ceremony or reception site you can add fresh blooms like peonies to incorporate your theme colors, style and texture. Photo courtesy of Flickr
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  • A Guide to Wedding Bouquet Berries

    Sarah
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    One of the most popular wedding flower trends is the use of berries in bouquets and centerpieces. These colorful plants often help “fill” in wedding bouquets to make them larger or more visually interesting for a fraction of the cost.  However, with so many different berries out there, we wanted to help you identify those that are the most common.  Find your favorite and then mention them to your florist!Hypericum BerriesProbably the most popular of all the berries, these delightful red or green berries are noted for their size and oval shape. Above, this rustic boutonniere…
  • Plantable Tree And Seed Wedding Favors For Spring

    Kate
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    If you are planning a spring or early summer wedding and want to showcase your eco-friendly values, a plantable seed or tree favor is the perfect gift to send your guests home with. Plantable wedding favors range in price from as little as $1.10 for DIY seed packets, to several dollars or more for individually packaged bulbs or seedlings. When buying a plantable wedding favor, it is important to make sure the seeds are species that are native to America and are not invasive-as planting invasive species can cause more harm to the environment than good. Working with eco-friendly American…
  • Modern DIY Projects for Weddings and Gifts

    Sarah
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Although DIY often has a rustic or shabby chic reputation, many blogs today feature very modern projects.  We’ve collected some of them here to inspire your own crafting. For many of them, you could use them as gifts for bridesmaids or you could use them as wedding decor (and then in your home later).Planters and vases are such a wonderful DIY detail because they are often easy to create, but have an impactful effect on their setting. Above, this metallic geometric vase is simple enough to design with stickers, but would make quite a modern statement in a reception tablescape. Below,…
  • Delicious Cupcakes for Bridal Showers

    Sarah
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Looking for a simple, but fun dessert for the bridal shower you are hosting?  Cupcakes, which surged in popularity several years ago, have been a classic bridal shower dessert for decades. Easy to serve and eat while standing in a group, they make the perfect sweet for a crowd.  We’ve found several excellent cupcake recipes for you to try (and of course, practice makes perfect, so if you need to “test” each and every one, we won’t tell).Above, for the nostalgic bride, bake her a homemade version of the much beloved Hostess cupcake. Its trademark swirl of vanilla…
  • Liz & Joseph’s Lovely Birmingham, AL Wedding by J. Woodbery Photography

    Sarah
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Liz and Joseph’s wedding proves that Southern weddings are just plain charming. This event’s simple and sweet style embodies the best of Southern tradition and elegant decor.  We love the plum bridesmaid dresses, tall hydrangea and rose centerpieces, and fun groom’s cake (the best out of all Southern traditions).  For their exit, this cute couple chose to hire a stylish antique car (which was almost as chic as the bride’s faux fur stole). Thank you to J. Woodbery Photography for sharing another beautiful event with us!Vendors: Photography   |   J.Woodbery…
 
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  • Whimscial Heart-Themed Spring Garden Wedding in Virginia

    Caitlin
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Caitlin and Matthew were married at The Birkby House, Thomas in Leesburg, Va. on May 10. “It had a beautiful courtyard and garden,” Caitlin said. The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with a ruched bodice and tulle skirt, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, pearl necklace, jeweled sash, and a pair of TOMS wedges, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore short pink mix ‘n’ matched chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and stock. “The moment before…
  • How to Help the MOB (or MOG!) Find a Dress

    Kim
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Tony Gambino Photography Whether your mom is a fashionista or needs a little assistance in the wardrobe department, it’s a good idea to be there to help her shop for a dress. While shopping for an MOB dress can be a fun experience, it can be a bit stressful. We recommend approaching it with a supportive and positive attitude—you want Mom to feel amazing and confident, after all! Check out these tips for helping the mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom!) shop for a dress. The post How to Help the MOB (or MOG!) Find a Dress appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Charming Navy Blue and Pink Fall Courtyard Wedding in Florida

    Caitlin
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Simone and Jamal were married at Casa Feliz in Winter Park, Fla. on October 4. “The venue is beautiful on it’s own, but then you decorate it with a couple as gorgeous as Simone and Jamal, and it really can’t get much better for a photographer,” Rachel Bolen of Thirteenth Moon Photography LLC wrote on her blog. “When we met Simone last year, she was so nervous about everything. All I wanted to do was hug her and tell her that all of the planning would get easier. She wanted to incorporate a lof of DIY details into her wedding day and really pull together a rustic…
  • How Early Should You Shop For Your Wedding Dress?

    Caitlin
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Natalie Franke Photography The most-asked question our Fashion Editor receives: “How early should I shop for my wedding dress?” Well, she answered: “Anywhere from seven to nine months before the actual date.” Don’t be surprised. At bridal salons, you will be trying on samples that can’t be purchased right off the racks. Hence, once your order is into the designer, it will be created from scratch. Bonus: You can make as many or as little alterations as you need to fit your figure. Read more reasons here. The post How Early Should You Shop For Your…
  • Handmade Gray and Yellow Fall Farm Wedding in Georgia

    Caitlin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Kristi and Ryan were married at Sunny D Farms in Williamson, Ga. on October 4. “The simplicity of it all,” Kristi said. “It didn’t need much to be everything I had visioned my day to be.” The bride wore a strapless lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, fingertip-length veil, sash, and a pair of comy flats, while the groom wore a navy blue suit, accessorized with a striped bow tie. Bridesmaids wore short two-tone dresses, accessorized with cowboy boots, and carried bouquets of carnations, silver brunia balls, and…
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  • Frida Kahlo wedding inspiration

    Vané
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lucy McDonald of Story House has started the most darling illustration series of artist inspired wedding inspiration that I’m happy to say we’ll be featuring here every so often…her first inspired by Frida Kahlo is a welcome jolt of color during these cold Winter days! [illustration by Lucy McDonald]
  • Phi-Style: Bridesmaid Remix – Slate

    tramanh
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    1. Fun One Like You dress, $170 | 2. Elegant Inspiration dress, $90 | 3. Known to Thrill dress, $95 | 4. Luminous and Lovely dress, $240 | 5. Moonlight Marvel dress, $190 | 6. Freely Flowing dress, $135 | 7. Exquisitely Effervescent dress, $155 | 8. Union Square Soiree dress, $300 – Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Modcloth]
  • City Hall wedding: Kelsey + Eddie

    Vané
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    What a fun weekend!  Kelsey & Eddie split up their nuptials into 2 days…getting married at City Hall with just their closest family on a Friday, then having a a party the next day with extended family and friends at Rockwood Music Hall.  I love when couples do things at their own pace, in their own way! From the photographer: Over and over again I am impressed with couples doing their wedding the way they want to. It is such an important day and so often we get bogged down by expectations as opposed to knowing ourselves and building our day around just that. Kelsey and Eddie split…
  • Wine for a Wedding giveaway

    Vané
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to wedding gifts, I really love thinking about the interests of the couple.  Some are big into travel, some are total foodies, and some LOVE good wine.  This year Chad and I have been invited to a few weddings where there are non-traditional registries since their homes are already set up, but rather than sending cash, I’m thinking a Wine for a Wedding box might be the perfect gift.  Its got a sleek modern design that’s customizable with text for the 3 wine slots which you can fill with your own wines or purchase directly through the site.  These artist designed…
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    Vané
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    dress | paper cut
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    Peonies and Polaroids

  • Country of Solid Worth

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    A Map of the Open Country of a Womans' Heart, c. 1833–1842 Source: http://visualoop.com(Alternatively Titled: Things I Might Want To Do Or Be When I Grow Up.)When I in school I wanted to be either a lawyer or an artist. A lawyer because I was clever and I liked using that to prove that other people were not, or an artist because art made me happy. I chose art. I only regret that decision maybe two days a week. It's not that I wish I was a lawyer exactly, but it would be nice to have a salary, and for the part of my brain that was once clever to still work. And to have a salary. So, Be…
  • Miniature prints, a clearance sale.

    9 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Remember these? If you've been hanging around here a while, and it seems that a lot of you have been, then you might remember my etsy phase. I gave up on it because it was a total pain in the tits but while we've been clearing the house and packing up I found a box of these sets of miniatures under the bed. These particular boxes have been on a hell of a journey, to Los Alamos and back but it's a long story and I'm not entirely solid on the details. I have twelve of them left and rather than throw them in the increasingly large pile of crap in front of the house I thought I'd relist them on…
  • A Storm Cloud in My Backpack.

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:32 pm
    The day that I turned twenty we had been in Morocco for almost a month. After three weeks in frenzy of Marrakesh we had taken a bus to the coast and were staying in the most uncomfortable, most revolting self-catering apartment that we could ever have imagined. We acquired it through a Helpful English Stranger (wheeler and dealer) who lived in the town and whom we'd met in the queue in the pastry shop. We were tired of hostels, of sharing a bathroom with eleven other people and a cockroach, and we were desperate to cook our own meal after three weeks of eating bread and oranges (a diet which,…
  • You guys.

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    image by Ron Van Dongen You guys, thank you so much for your comments on my post about us quitting/ adventuring/ whateverthehellyouwanttocallit. While your words of support and encouragement were nice (really nice) it was your generosity in sharing your own experiences of following your dreams only to realise that oops, maybe they weren't the dreams for you, and of starting over that really slayed me. It's not easy to admit that you got it wrong (I know) and it's really not easy to admit that you don't actually have a clue what you want (harder than admitting that you don't want…
  • Living Adventurously (aka, Quitting)

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Remember way back, oh two years ago, when we moved to London? How it was the most exciting thing in the whole world? Well, it hasn't really worked out for us. I feel like such a flake saying this, but we're leaving.I had loved it, I really had. Then at the beginning of last year I hit a wall. I spiralled into a bad place and suddenly I hated everything, I mean everything. It was pretty terrible. I spent my days either crying or thinking about how I could leave my family. I swore that the city was the problem and that I'd just feel better if we lived somewhere where every noise, every…
 
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    Hostess with the Mostess®

  • Purple, Gold & Magical Sofia the First Birthday Party

    jenn s.
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Once upon a time, Princess Mia met Princess Sophia! It was quite the feast of royal sweets, radiant smiles, and princess crown crafts organized by Lourdes Henning of MLC Event Planning. Her Magical Princess Sophia the First Birthday Party is brimming with sparkly, playful details that not only look incredible, but also serve as fantastic inspiration for those of you that love a good excuse to DIY your heart out. Don’t miss the printed totes, simple-chic centerpieces, and an eye-catching handmade backdrop!PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– Gold carriage…
  • Captain Cove’s Spectacular Pirate Bithday Party

    jenn s.
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Let’s set sail for Captain Cove’s Spectacular Pirate Birthday Party! It’s possible you’ve seen a million and one pirate parties, but if there’s anyone that can put a fresh, creative twist on a popular theme, it’s Kenna O’Brien of Miss Party Mom. When her son requested “PIRATES!” for his 6th birthday, Kenna dreamed up this fun-filled celebration complete with a “Pirate Academy”, lots of SWEET golden treasure, and a bit of Sailor Jerry inspired flair to boot!See it all below + check out Kenna’s…
  • Playful & Glamorous “Stay Wild” FOXY Flower Party

    jenn s.
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®YOU GUYS…. this party is so much fun! I had a very hard time narrowing the pictures down, because pretty much everything about it has me WILDLY inspired. ;)Juliet Boydstun, master of creative party themes and co-founder of The COOP,crafted up a storm for an all out glamorous-meets-playful 2nd birthday party for her daughter Hazel, who you may remember from her groovy + glitzy “Purple Haze” First Birthday that we shared last year. This Wild Heart & FOXY Flower Party is inspired by Hazy’s playful spirit and one of my personal favorites…
  • “Kiss Me” Themed St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

    jenn s.
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®March is officially here… and we’re a LUCKY bunch today! Misha Perritt of A Lovely Design is sharing her St. Patrick’s Day inspiration with a twist, and it’s sure to make you pucker up! Her lipstick inspired “Kiss Me” theme will definitely have you trading your pot o’ gold for a smooch… and maybe cake pop or two. ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– “Kiss Me” drink flags + gold glitter favor boxes filled with chocolate candy kisses – Lipstick kiss backdrop with a gold tulle wrapped hula hoop…
  • Trend Alert: How to Host an App Themed Party!

    tonya
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Hostess with the Mostess® Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — App Themed Parties. They are all the rage and gaining in popularity. Don’t be surprised like I was when my daughter requested a playdate themed after one of her favorite apps–Disney Creativity Studio 2!App themed parties are tricky to decorate for as they usually don’t have a line of party goods to use, so you’ll…
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    Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog

  • 15 Must-Have Wedding Shoes

    Erin
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    EAD brides are known for their chic and impeccable style. Their head-to-toe beauty starts with a gorgeous gown, flawless hair and makeup and ends with accessories and a pretty pair of pumps. Here are 15 fabulous and shoppable shoe styles that are a must-have for any bride-to-be! Start slideshow » The post 15 Must-Have Wedding Shoes appeared first on Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog and may not be reproduced in any format without consent from Elizabeth Anne Designs LLC. Stealing makes us sad.
  • Beach Wedding Details from Kate Aspen + Giveaway

    Ami
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    We’re head over heels for the beach chic wedding details from Kate Aspen! Just in time for the summer wedding season, the beach-themed favors and decor are perfect for everything from a casual seaside bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner to a beachfront wedding. We’re loving items like the unique coral place card holders and the fresh nautical feel of the Anchors Away soap. Featuring shells, sand dollars, and other ocean-inspired motifs in aqua blue, rosy peach and light sand watercolors, these coastal wedding decor ideas are a wonderful way to add a hint of the sea to your…
  • Romantic + Airy Pastel Wedding Inspiration

    Ami
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful inspiration shoot for this first week of March than this pretty pastel goodness from Swoon Floral Design and Jamie Rae Photo! With a vision of romantic cream and rose as their guide, they brought in white vintage furniture from Classic Vintage Rentals, antique gold rimmed vintage plates, and beautiful hand-scripted calligraphy by Portland Palomino. Kim of Swoon Floral Design created a soft centerpiece in shades of blush and buttery yellow featuring hydrangea, roses, and wax flower. Jein King styled an elegant updo with a floral crown by…
  • Classic New York Black Tie Wedding

    Ami
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Above all else, there are three words to describe Alyssa and Scott’s wedding: classic New York. Their Saturday night, black-tie wedding at The Waldorf Astoria is quintessentially Manhattan, and their vision of an elegant and sophisticated black and white wedding came to life thanks to a dream team of vendors. Belle Fleur created an incredible rose, hydrangea, and orchid chuppah for the couple’s interfaith ceremony and a mix of dramatic arrangements for the ballroom reception. The Steve Delisi Band played a mix of top 40 hits, Nat King Cole, and wedding classics (hello Journey!).
  • Welcome To The Weekend

    Erin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy weekend and farewell February! We wrapped up the last week of the month in the most gorgeous way: We gushed about our California-based EAD vendor, Jessica D’Onofrio Photography and featured a moody and romantic styled shoot that is bursting with beautiful blooms and the most gorgeous gowns! We hope your week was filled with lovely and we’ll see you back here in March! {Image by Lauren Balingit via Once Wed} A few of our favorites from the week: 27 Oscar beauty looks to borrow for your big day. Obsessed with these DIY semi-precious stone soaps. A tutorial on how to make…
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  • Southern Wedding at Old Edwards Inn :: Caroline & Ryan

    Christina
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains are a stunning backdrop for a wedding that draws inspiration from nature. Caroline and Ryan’s classic fall celebration was all about fun, family and one another – pretty perfect if you ask me! SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS NORTH CAROLINA WEDDING AT OLD EDWARDS INN BY ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHIE.   “Our families are very important to us, so we found ways to honor those people who couldn’t be there to celebrate on our wedding day. We gathered old photos of our loved ones and displayed them on the player piano during…
  • Backyard Connecticut Wedding :: Robb and Sean

    Christina
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Robb and Sean drew inspiration from their shared career in aviation for their relaxed backyard wedding in Weston, Connecticut. The celebration was so fun that their guests are already asking about a vow renewal! SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS BACKYARD CONNECTICUT WEDDING BY ATHENA BLUDE AND AMY CHAMPAGNE EVENTS.   “Soon after we got engaged, Sean’s brother generously offered his backyard to us for the wedding. That beautiful space was practically begging for a white sailcloth tent, and we happily said yes!”     The Ceremony “This was…
  • South Carolina Wedding at Atalaya Castle :: Shelbi & Barend

    Christina
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Inspiration drawn from nature is always so lovely, and the setting at Atalaya Castle, a Spanish-style manse set on Murrells Inlet, provided Shelbi and Barend with plenty to work with. From the whimsical oyster details to the gorgeous flowers, you’ll love this oceanside Southern celebration! CHECK OUT THE GALLERY TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS SOUTH CAROLINA WEDDING BY KELLY SAUER.   Stationer Wildblumen Ink and calligrapher Ink & Honey teamed up to create a dreamy watercolor and kraft stationery suite featuring oyster shells and white wax seals.     “When Barend…
  • Sunday Edition #324

    Christina
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Photo: Alessandro Avenali via WPJA The post Sunday Edition #324 appeared first on Snippet & Ink.
  • Words to Love By No. 20 :: I love her and that is the beginning…

    Kathryn
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    “I love her and that is the beginning and end of everything.” –  F. Scott Fitzgerald   Artwork by Josh Gruetzmacher for Snippet & Ink. Josh Gruetzmacher is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. The post Words to Love By No. 20 :: I love her and that is the beginning… appeared first on Snippet & Ink.
 
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    Beautiful Bridal

  • Coral, Cream and Mint Green Weddings

    Beautiful Bridal
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Coral, cream and mint - soft and sensual colors that symbolize romance, renewal, good health and good luck. This is the day he offers you his heart. A promise to be faithful. A hug and a kiss when you don't get the raise but you do get a traffic ticket. Lucky in love - that's you. And if planning this wedding feels more frightening than fabulous (like it did for me), you may want to consider colors that harmonize and help sooth your somewhat tired soul. Here are my favorite coral, cream and mint green wedding ideas. This bouquet is made entirely from soft sola flowers, beautiful eco-friendly…
  • Lemonade Wedding Stands

    Beautiful Bridal
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    I love the chalkboard signs on these lemonade wedding stands but the rustic wooden one with child-like yellow letters makes me yearn for the days when all pesky problems could be solved by a happy game of hopscotch or a serious game of hide and seek. Right now when it feels like sixteen degrees outside instead of seventy, an iced cold glass of lemonade is as welcome as a lovely hot bath with no bubbles. But spring and summer will come one after the other as planned. And guests will welcome the delicious citrus drink created with a cup of sugar, water, fresh lemons (nice bright yellow ones…
  • 11 Creative Wine Barrel Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

    Beautiful Bridal
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Wine barrels for weddings - yes! These rustic oak receptacles have been used to inspired the fine flavor of wine since Mark Anthony and Cleopatra took their first, sweet sip. How much are wine barrel rentals? It depends on your area, of course, but here are two regional rates I found online:Katy Wine Barrel Rentals (Texas) - Four day rental period, not including pickup and delivery fee. Wine or whiskey barrels are $55 and a 20 x 60 inch barrel bar is $195 and Rocky Mountain Barrel Company (Colorado) - Priced at $29 each for four days, these 59 gallon red wine barrels are available for…
  • 10 Sweet Ideas For a Sunflower Themed Wedding

    Beautiful Bridal
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    We had our lovely sunflower themed wedding a surprisingly warm spring day in early April. We chose high quality silk sunflowers for convenience sake, but there's really no substitute for the fresh beautiful yellow blooms you (mostly) see below. They say sunflowers symbolize loyalty and longevity. Isn't that what you always wanted - a long and happy marriage to a man who only dreams of you? Summer is the peak time to display these warm and radiant flowers. They are affordable too, at about five dollars or less per stem. Other flowers that keep good company with sunflowers: baby's breath,…
  • 10 Romantic Anemone Bouquets

    Beautiful Bridal
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Snowy white anemones with beautiful black centers. When they keep the company of other flowers - peonies, ranunculus and pale garden roses - your eyes are drawn to these black and white beauties like kids to chocolate candy. Anemones are affordable too. At about five dollars per stem (available September through the end of May), they rank well with these other affordable wedding flowers: carnations, gerbera daisies, poppies, ranunculus, roses, sunflowers, sweetpeas and tulips. The downside? They are dainty and delicate, so you must handle with care.  Beautiful bouquet of pale pink…
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  • Amy Clarke Wedding Makeup Workshop

    Mary McLeod
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Amy Clarke is one of our favorite makeup artists in the country and we’ve been lucky enough to work with her countless times on beautiful projects and DIY shoots for you. We’ve also been urging her for years to teach a workshop, and she finally is! Keep reading for more details from Amy on the workshop and how to sign up. From Amy Clarke: I’m holding my first ever MAKEUP WORKSHOP! It will be in Palm Springs, CA on Monday, March 23rd, from 8am-6pm. It’s a one-day hands-on makeup workshop. Everything bridal. This is not just a demonstration day. At this workshop you…
  • Wedding Invitation Ideas from Shine Wedding Invitations

    Mary Verett
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re planning a summer 2015 wedding, chances are, this is the perfect time to check “wedding invitations” off your task list. Shine Wedding Invitations  is our newest sponsor, and we’re excited to show off what they offer for couples! Shine Wedding Invitations has just launched their new 2015 collection, which features 17 beautiful designs. Suites have a complete set of enclosures and matching collections items such as save the dates, programs, menus, place cards, thank you cards, and so on, which makes your ordering that much simpler! We also love the option…
  • EXTENDED! Wedding Pictures Giveaway from Lucy Cuneo

    Mary McLeod
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Beautiful wedding pictures are something that every bride wants. And lucky for you, we’re giving away a HUGE photography package from one our favorite photographers, Lucy Cuneo Photography! All you have to do is leave a comment below! The Prize from Lucy Cuneo • 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage, shot on film • Prints of all images and USB drive • Couple’s shoot the day before the wedding • Online gallery and print ordering This package is worth a whopping $6500! And we just know that the lucky winner is going to be one happy bride or groom! Lucy is a destination…
  • Erich McVey + Making the Most of your Shoots

    Mary McLeod
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    We’re so excited to share a few tips from photographer Erich McVey today! And don’t forget to enter to win a seat to one of his 2015 photography workshops! From Erich: Amazing images rarely happen by accident. This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a photographer. Success, be it of a single frame or over the span of a career, requires far more than natural ability. It is cultivated from talent, yes, but also (and perhaps most importantly) preparation, confidence, hard work, and a bit of luck. It can be difficult not to be discouraged when you compare…
  • Moody Bridal Inspiration From Joanna August

    Mary Verett
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Joanna August has long been synonymous with the light, ethereal side of bridal fashion. While beautifully in line with the brand’s typical aesthetic, the versatile 2015 Ceremony collection  invites brides to tell their own story.  The gowns, often featured against the backdrop of a lush green forest, rustic country ranch or sandy beach at sunset, are shown here beautifully juxtaposed against the bleakness of winter displaying the darker, deeply romantic side of the designer and her creations. Creating something uniquely inspirational for bridal party fashion, designer Joanna August…
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Intern Spotlight at Pink Cake Box: Marcie

    Anne Heap
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Intern Marcie hard at work icing a cakeMeet Marcie, our intern extraordinaire! Marcie is a student at The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, NY. She is completing her 15 week externship with us and has been doing an incredible job! She is a great self starter and has become very proficient at multi-tasking – doing everything from making cookie dough to cake pops to filling and icing cakes, as well as decorating some custom cakes! A typical day for Marcie starts by filling the Boutique case – which includes baking off fresh cookies and other items. She may work on…
  • Parisian Themed Gender Reveal Cake

    Anne Heap
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Our good friends and Pink Cake Box delivery partners Matt & Kathy celebrated their gender reveal party this week with this Parisian themed cake. Macaron & Eiffel Tower Topper for Parisian Themed Gender Reveal Cake The cake was topped with a pink and blue macaron and miniature Eiffel tower. Along the side of the round cake was a hand painted scene with the family strolling through Paris. The Cote family enjoying a stroll in Paris! Scene includes a poodle, a mobile cafe and kite And after cutting the cake the surprise was gender was revealed! First cut of the gender reveal cake!
  • Serge’s Lego Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:03 pm
    My big brother just turned 40! For several years we’ve been posting cakes for Serge going back to one of his first specialty cake seven years ago: When Serge graduated from his Cardiology fellowship we celebrated with the classic board game Operation! And for his 35th birthday we created a bust of Serge: So for his 40th we commemorated one his favorite childhood pastimes – legos! Always a kid at heart – Happy Birthday Serge! Serge’s 40th Lego Cake – Everything is Awesome! The post Serge’s Lego Birthday Cake appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes &…
  • Pink & Gold Carousel 1st Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Mia celebrated her first birthday this weekend and we were fortunate to help make the event special with this pink & gold carousel themed cake. We’ve had the honor of creating several cakes for Mia’s family including their wedding, baby shower and son’s first birthday! Mia’s First Birthday Cake The top of the cake includes a Victorian inspired glittery gold “1” at the peak of a scrolled golden carousel with horses. The next tier, separated by metallic gold separators, i sdecorated with light pink fondant and encrusted with gold sequins. Close-up of…
  • “Be My Valentine!” Cake Collobration

    Anne Heap
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Jaque Mouseon and Rosie Delephanté! “Love with no boundaries. Your future depends on your capacity to love “ – Paulo Coelho Close up of Rosie Delephanté with Heart of the Ocean blue diamond We are proud to be part of the “Be My Valentine!” collaboration for this Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Zorica’s Cake Art by Hajnalka Mayor, for inviting us! The collaboration is dedicated to all who would like to be in love without boundaries, without fear or discrimination. We believe, everyone has the right to be loved and be in love…
 
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    Luxurious Wedding Style Report

  • Lisa Vanderpump Bridal Table Decor

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Beautiful and vivacious, Lisa Vanderpump brings her sophisticated sense of style and entertaining to make your wedding table glamorous and elegant.Affordable and luxurious, the VANDERPUMP Bridal Table Decor gives a visual wow factor beyond compare. The collection transitions from your wedding to your home decor.The VANDERPUMP Bridal Table Decor is available through Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
  • Gorgeous Swarovski Crystal Unity Candle Holder

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:11 pm
    The Bliss Fleur Unity Candle Holder Set from Luxurious Wedding Accessories goes from your wedding ceremony to the centerpiece on your dining table.Our Bliss Fleur Unity Candle Holder Set is made with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski Crystals that have been cast pewter with a silver tone metal finish.A design that you will love showing off on you Bridal Table as well as in your new home. (Candles Not Included) Packaged in a Gift Box.Available through Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
  • Romantic Wedding Proposal Ideas

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Bliss Fleur Wedding Proposal Set from Luxurious Wedding Accessories will make the moment you ask "Will You Be Mine?" romantic and special.Present the Engagement Ring to your love inside the Swarovski Crystal encrusted Fleur Ring Presentation Box and celebrate your Engagement Toast sipping from the Fleur Champagne Flutes. Later, you can use the Fleur Champagne Flutes for your Wedding Toast.The Wedding Proposal Set comes in 3 different styles: Fleur, Coquette and Pure of Heart. Available through Luxurious Wedding Accessories. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious…
  • Wedding Gift Ideas - Swarovski Crystal Picture Frames

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    A beautiful picture frame will always be a treasured wedding or engagement gift. The trend is to cluster assorted picture frame styles together forming a spectacularly sparkling collage.Displayed on a vanity, the entry hallway table or over the fireplace; a Swarovski Crystal Picture Frame from Luxurious Wedding Accessories will be a thoughtful and treasured gift for any occasion.Available through Luxurious Wedding Accessories Picture Frame Collection. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
  • Engagement Gift Ideas - Bliss Lace Wedding Cocktail Collection

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The Bliss Lace Wedding Cocktail Collection from Luxurious Wedding Accessories makes a sensational Engagement Gift.  The Bliss Lace Wedding Cocktail Collection consists of 2 Champagne Flutes, 2 Red Wine Glasses, 2 Red Wine Glasses and 2 Water Glasses.These jeweled cocktail glasses have stems that are beautifully encrusted with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski Crystals embedded in an intricate filigree lace design on a base of silver finish over cast pewter.  The happy couple can use them at their Bridal Table for toasting and good cheer. After the wedding, they will be enjoyed…
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  • problems with your wedding vendors …

    saundra, event engineer
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Your wedding is one of the most important days you’ll remember. And let’s face it, it is an expensive day.  Even with meticulous planning, situations may occur (okay, go wrong) and it is directly because of one of your wedding vendors. If you read this blog, you know, we keep it real here. When these things happen, it’s easy to get very upset. We get that. That’s is why it is so important to hire professional vendors. Businesses that have experience and the means to make sure that your day goes smoothly and wonderfully. However, there are situations that can make…
  • plan your engagement photos …

    saundra, event engineer
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve always been an advocate for engagement photos and have talked about it frequently on the pfe blog. Our engagement photo is still hanging on the wall of our bedroom, 22 years later. We are often amused at how sweet and young we looked. a few tips before you book your engagement photo session … Be yourself. If you area casual person, wear your favorite clothes and colors that make you feel good. Don’t try to be formal if that’s not you. Go to places that are meaningful to the both of you. A restaurant, grocery store, cafe, whatever. Be you! Don’t be…
  • why it sucks to be Scheana’s wedding coordinator on Vanderpump Rules, part three

    saundra, event engineer
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    feature photo credit: Reality Tea This blog post is part 3 of 3 Part One and Two of this review of Scheana and Shay’s wedding on Vanderpump Rules. #firstworldproblems Scheana continues her obsession with having a perfectly timed entrance into the reception to the music. Even though the DJ is in an entirely different location. We have one assistant wedding coordinator that is next to him and Danielle, the wedding coordinator, is with the bridal party. I can tell things are coming unglued with their relationship as Danielle is asking Scheana where she wants the bridal party to stand.
  • why it sucks to be Scheana’s wedding coordinator on Vanderpump Rules, part two

    saundra, event engineer
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    featured photo credit: bravotv This blog post is part 2 of 3 Part One of the review of this episode is here. It’s the continuing saga of Scheana and Shay’s wedding on Vanderpump Rules, where drama erupts. Needlessly. Okay, 20 minutes late from the start of the ceremony and the boys finally get on the stage, the girls are escorted in and now we can get that bride down the aisle. Scheana had calculated the exact distance of how long it would take for her to walk down the aisle to reach Shay by the time the song was at a certain lyric. (blank stare) You don’t have to be a…
  • why it sucks to be Scheana’s wedding coordinator on Vanderpump Rules, part one

    saundra, event engineer
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    featured photo credit: hollywood life This blog post is part 1 of 3 To be clear, WE were not Scheana Marie’s wedding planner featured on a wedding episode of Vanderpump Rules. Now in order to understand this three-part post, you need to know just a little of Vanderpump Rules (a reality TV show on Bravo network) and more knowledge of how to act like a gracious and happy human being. Both ideas are not mutually exclusive of each other. A wedding planner friend alerted me to this episode. You see, while I love all things Bravo, I quit watching the lying, cheating, drama-filled kids on…
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    Ruffled

  • Pastel Glam Wedding at LA’s SmogShoppe

    Ashley
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    If you’re familiar with Los Angeles’ SmogShoppe, then you’re well aware how gorgeous their events always are. Match the incredible scenery with the styling prowess of Sweet Emilia Jane and the photography of The Hearts Haven, and you’ve got a wedding that’s captured every bit of our attention! This reception is one for the books, […]
  • Hunter Green and Berry Engagement Inspiration

    Ashley
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It feels like spring is right around the corner, and it’s shoots like this one from Ben Q Photography and Grit + Gold that make us hope it gets here ASAP. In this styled engagement, the bride-to-be wears a hunter green patterned gown and flowers in her hair, with a simple braided ‘do we can’t […]
  • A Vintage Inspired Love Shoot

    Ashley
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Where oh where to begin with this romantic styled shoot from Vintage Wedding Love by Greenbrook & Co. and Nina & Wes Photography? All of the lovely little details are as beautiful as the backstory submitted by the stylist, Josephine, who also serves as the model in the shoot alongside her dear husband. Let’s jump […]
  • A Garden Greenhouse Wedding in Australia

    Ashley
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    From time to time we come across a wedding that literally takes our breath away, and the second we saw the reception in today’s wedding from Lara Hotz that’s precisely what happened. One lucky guest described the day as “a feast for the eyes,” and we truly couldn’t imagine a more perfect description. I’ll let […]
  • Las Vegas Wedding with Bohemian Details

    Ashley
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Today’s bride was going after a laid-back bohemian look, and to say she nailed it is a complete understatement. The day was filled with amazing floral details by Bud & Vine, captured by Gaby J Photography, and it’s the perfect encapsulation of a minimalistic natural wedding that’s low on stress but high on the pretty. […]
 
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  • Casual Engagement Shoot in Brooklyn, NYC

    Heidi
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Quirky Urban-Casual Engagement Sesh in NYC We can’t get enough of urban photo shoots. Super fun–and a great opportunity for couples to capture the city they love in a more intimate way. Not only that–the photo ops are plentiful and perfect for putting on Save the Dates and sharing with out of town guests. Casie and Nick had a casual engagement photo shoot in their beloved New York City. They desired two things for their shoot: they wanted it to be in Brooklyn, and they wanted to have fun! So, they wandered about the borough, taking fun and zany photos in front of…
  • Blue and Coral Wedding for Color Monday

    Heidi
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Blue and Coral Wedding Inspiration for Spring Hello, Color Monday! Today’s blue and coral wedding inspiration is based on Pantone’s Classic Blue–a sparkling hue that’s full of energy and excitement. Hailed as one of Pantone’s top colors for spring–this gorgeous shade will actually work for any wedding season. But, doesn’t it harmonize beautifully with coral?! The gentle contrast is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Setting the tone for this inspired spring soiree, we chose a floral Save the Date Magnet–personalized in classic blue, coral…
  • Free Wedding Planning Checklist for Print or Download

    Heidi
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Sale! 15% Off Wedding Stationery (+ Free Shipping!) | Code: WFMHBF5 | Expires 3/9/15 Free Wedding Planning Checklist for Print or Download Author (Winnie-the-Pooh series) A.A. Milne said, “Organization is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.” Ah, planning a wedding can get really crazy and really busy. There’s so much to do–which leads to feeling overwhelmed. Need help with your wedding planning? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re 12 or 2 months away from your big day, this free wedding planning…
  • Urban Engagement Shoot in Downtown Chicago

    Heidi
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Urban Engagement Shoot in Downtown Chicago Ah, the romance of the railway … Minnie and Jamil’s themed urban engagement shoot in downtown Chicago centers around their love of the elevated “L” train. Ever since they got reacquainted when they bumped into each other using public transit, it has been their thing. No matter where they are, in whatever city they’re in, they love the railway! Pure joy–that’s these two. What fun they had getting their engagement photos taken in and around the city and Chicago’s rail station. A trendy urban engagement…
  • Woodland Wedding Ideas & Color Palette

    Heidi
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Woodland Wedding Ideas featuring a Green for Spring The rustic wedding trend is still going strong for 2015! And if you’re in love with this wedding style {like we are!} check out today’s inspiration and woodland wedding ideas. The color palette was inspired by Pantone’s Treetop–a gorgeous green and one of their top spring colors. Pairing Treetop with Hunter, another lush green, a deep red, and a soft neutral, the tone is set for a vibrant natural wedding. One of the greatest characteristics to this wedding style is how easily it can be inspired by nature. An…
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    Portland Wedding Coordinator

  • {Destination Weddings 101} Traveling with a wedding gown

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:07 am
    Photo by Ewen Roberts Although the bulk of outdoor Oregon weddings have not yet begun, winter lovebirds are still heading out to beachy climates to get married. The question of how to pack your wedding gown comes up a lot! Always check with your airline first for specific packing restrictions.  Here are some tips from one of our gown specialists:  "You will not be able to use the standard length bridal gown bag as carry on luggage. It is too long, and too easily torn. Place your gown inside an FAA-approved garment bag instead. For instance, US Airways states that wedding gowns must be…
  • When and how do we sign our Oregon marriage license?

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    via awesomethingsaregoodforyou.tumblr.com Here's a question I get asked quite a bit: when and how do you sign the marriage license? I've seen it done a number of ways. (First though, make sure you go in person to the county office and pick up your marriage license within 3 and 60 days before the wedding! You can start the process online in Multnomah County, but you both still must go in person to pick it up, with valid ID. More about that here.) You will have given the county clerk $60 and your personal information, and signed your names to a triplicate form. The license is then…
  • { Portland Wedding Venues } Planner's Roundup - 5 sites that allow outside catering

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    For so many couples, the food is the THE most important part of the wedding celebration. I often hear from them: "The food HAS to be good"..."We like the Portland food scene and want to integrate it into our wedding"..."We want to give our guests a taste of Portland and the Pacific Northwest". Often, they already have a caterer in mind when they start their venue search, and are challenged when they keep running into venues that have strict exclusive lists. That got me to thinking. What Portland wedding and event venues allow outside catering? Here are just a…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Hands

    Lisa
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve found the one by how your hands fit together. And while I now think that he mostly just said that so he could hold my hand (haha), it kind of stuck around in my head. It’s a small and innocent gesture, but you can read so much from it. I like it best when they find each other and intertwine with ease, fingers falling seamlessly into place like it’s their natural state, like every minute…
  • Mark and Melissa’s Day After Shoot – Kyoto, Japan

    Lisa
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with having the wedding preparations completely behind them now, and being giddy newlyweds who are madly in love. We met up with Mark and Melissa in Kyoto just a week after their wedding, and it was perfect. Japan has always been special to us since the first time we went there for a wedding back in 2012 with our then 4 month old son. Going back was every…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

    Lisa
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    Starting 2015 on this blog with Henrik and Ria’s crazy fun wedding. You might remember them from their Hong Kong engagement shoot last year. Been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, and boy, it did not disappoint. Ria is so warm, friendly, and genuinely nice, it’s hard not to love her off the bat. And she is one of the chillest brides we have ever had. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for six years now. We’ve come a long way from me crying at every single wedding we shoot because I got carried away by all the emotions in the room. Hahaha. But I teared up…
  • Isabelle

    Lisa
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    I always say that more than just pretty pictures, I want grit, honesty, and rawness. Photographs that make me look twice, not to marvel at how elaborately they were orchestrated, but because they were real, because I found some measure of stillness in them, and because they moved me. My husband took this portrait the other day, and I can’t get it out of my head. This was Isa hours before her wedding.
  • Mong and Mel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

    Lisa
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    (a.k.a. #melxmong; #freedom; Indie Hipster Wedding of the Year) Mong and Mel have traveled all over the world standing next to each other just like this. Last November 15, they did it in slightly better clothes. Okay, maybe lots fancier. Thousands of weeping female fans on Instagram kind of shows you how well-loved Mong Alcaraz is. There’s something about him that’s so boy-next-door nice guy that charms you right off the bat, and being the guitarist for two of the biggest bands around — ChicoSci and Sandwich — really doesn’t hurt, I’m sure. But what truly…
 
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  • 10 Special Ways to Wear Your “Something Blue”

    Chelsea Gibson
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
      “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” It’s one of the longest standing traditions when it comes to luck and superstitions on the big day. But even one of the biggest traditions can seem to slip through the cracks amidst all the other wedding det...
  • 7 Scrumptious & Fun Dessert Ideas for your Big Day!

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Desserts can be the most fun and looked forward to part of an entire meal. From holidays to birthdays, the final dish is always the focal point of the celebration. And that goes double for your wedding day. From classic to outside-the-box, there are several ways to go when you’re planning your...
  • Morning of Inspiration: Getting Ready with the Girls

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    When it comes to your wedding morning, you want to feel relaxed, pampered and ready to enjoy the day. From mimosas with your bridesmaids to a makeup artist by your side, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel more comfortable and prepared. And that includes a special little something to slip...
  • Start a Tradition; Antique Jewelry for Your Wedding

    Top Wedding Sites
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Your wedding period is a great time to buy jewelry that will become an heir loom to be passed through the generations. Imagine the pride of handing down a beautiful ring, or necklace to your daughter or daughter or law in thirty years’ time; knowing you have given her something beautiful, unique and...
  • Colorful Shoes Worn By Real-Life Brides

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    Under all of those white, tulle skirts and creamy, lace trains you may find brides adorning their feet with beautiful, colorful and wedding-worthy shoes. And that’s why today is all about inspiring what you should be topping off those bridal tootsies with. Let’s take a peek! The turquois...
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • HOW TO VIVALOO – Creating Save the Date Cards with Vivaloo

    Mike
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    OK so lets actually talk about some practical applications for Vivaloo, because just saying the possibilities are endless (while true) is also kinda lame, lets just dive into some possibilities and look at how you an start implementing Vivaloo immediately. ***But first download the app from the iOS app store search “Vivaloo” if your on an android device my apologies you will have the app soon. Open the app and type in the vivakey “DrewVivian” turn on the sound to your device and then keep reading. First Lets look at how we can spice up a pre-existing product. For this…
  • How To Vivaloo – Part 1 Designing for Vivaloo

    Mike
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    For photographers just discovering the Vivaloo app for the first time it can be a mind-blowing experience. The sheer power of this technology and what it means for both photography studio as well as clients is staggering. NO REALLY… IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! If you’re like me, you want to jump in and start seeing just how far you can push the app so that you can create the best photographic and cinematographic experience for your clients. (this is the part where the needle on the record makes that  Scrrrrcccckkkk sound and I talk in a serious voice) first take a moment before you…
  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

    Mike
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    One of the best things about all the participants in LoveYourEvent.com is that we all live, breath, sleep weddings. Beyond the business and work that goes into what all these wedding vendors do is a unrelenting passion for creating amazing and one of a kind weddings here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Here is a behind the scenes short film from Abominable Productions that shows the making of our 2015 magazine shoot for the theme Rustic Elegance. Love Your Event 2015 Photo Shoot from Abominable Productions Abominable did an amazing job shooting this and I would also like to thank the…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Julie and Devon – Beginning the Wedding Album Design – Stroudsmoor

    Mike
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Had an appointment with Julie and Devon to get thier Wedding Album started. They had to reschedule but I was pulling up the images to prep and remembered how excited I was to start the design for the book. This wedding was shot entirely at the Stroudsmoor and the ceremony and reception were at the Terraview location. Lauren Bennet from Lauren’s Make Up Designs make an appearance in this slide show too. It was a great Halloween wedding and Ill be posting some of the album once that gets further along. for those that don’t know we do all of our own design work for the albums…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Trissy and Joe – Pre-Bridal and First Look

    Mike
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A quick little slide show as I finish of the edits for Trissy and Joe’s Lehigh Valley wedding. More updates to follow. Especially the reception which was shot at The Events Center at Blue with DJ’s Mike and George from Gruvin’ Enterprises. Definitely check out the Father’s first look and the Bride and Grooms first touch which was shot at the grooms family farm, in this video.
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    Esquire Photography

  • I’m Totally Excited To Share The Mini Movie I Photographed And Filmed For David Ford Collections AT HiFi Hair And Records With Jonny Z!

    David Esquire
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    What Happens When Two Icons In The Fashion Industry And Music Industry Collide? Well… Let me let share with you… First, I present to you: Mr. David Ford with David Ford Collections. David has been in “the biz” for pretty much as many years as I have been.  He’s been in brand developing and digital infrastructure for record labels, production houses and artists creating new digital revenue streams for his labels, artists and production partners in the new digital age. But!  Apparently didn’t have enough on his plate, so he created DF Collections. DF…
  • Trista and Jimmy’s Totally Romantic San Diego Wedding At The Prado

    David Esquire
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Good afternoon & happy Superbowl Sunday! As you know – I’ve been taking Esquire Photography around the world from the USA to Europe, Asia & India and more recently – a new location in Minneapolis.  Which means tons of new artists, creatives & business owners I’ve been chatting with & starting to work with. Whew Hew! But!  With all that wild & crazy action going on behind the scenes, I’ve been personally hand-retouching Trista & Jimmy’s wedding.  And not just any wedding couple, but an awesome military couple who I was able to…
  • Let Freedom Ring And Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday!

    David Esquire
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state…
  • What Do You Get When You Combine Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour + Canon Camera + Nokia Lumia 1020 + Fullerton Arboretum + An Amazing Couple?

    David Esquire
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Good evening from Minneapolis everyone! As I’m looking out my window at the street below with the bustle of the shoppers, the snow gently falling and the twilight of the night sky just breaking through the clouds – it’s hard to believe that I was just in Orange County photographing Jen & Nathan’s Engagement Shoot.  Crazy I say! I recently was introduced to Jen & Nathan from Leah & Linsey with The Double Knot wedding & event planners.  If Leah & Linsey sound familiar it’s because I have had the honour of photographing both of their…
  • I’m A Destination Wedding Photographer Excited To Share LeeAnne And Garrett’s Stunning Orange County Wedding

    David Esquire
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Good evening from Esquire Photography HQ in Minneapolis!  Have a got a totally romantic treat for you from Orange County, California. I recently had the honour of working with Leah & Linsey from The Double Knot wedding & event planners for LeeAnne & Garrett’s wedding.  If LeeAnne & Garrett sound familiar, it’s because you had seen their sexy & dreamy Engagement Photo Shoot at the Fullerton Arboretum & downtown Fullerton. When I arrived at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Whittier – Garrett was wearing a totally funny shirt like I shared on…
 
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  • Giveaway : Enter to Win 1 of 3 Heart Diamond Necklaces from Wedding Texting

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that there is an amazing service where technology joins forces with your mobile devices for Happily Ever After? I like to think of it as "Texting BEFORE the Wedding" Wedding Texting is this great new service where you can communicate instantly with those in your wedding. Imagine being able to . . .Send important details to your bridal party or entire guest list instantly & effortlessly from your phone utilizing the Wedding Texting service.With Wedding Texting, you can allow guests to RSVP instantly by text {how awesome is this?}, remind your bridal party of fitting…
  • The Fun Truth Behind Wedding Bouquets with Ranunculus

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that each flower holds a special meaning? Today marks the start of a new series I'm calling "Wedding Flowers . . . defined" where I share with you a gorgeous wedding flower and it's meaning. Today, I'm starting this series with the breathtakingly gorgeous ranunculus flower. Did you know that ranunculus blooms symbolize radiant charm? These flowers are in season from early spring to early summer and feature layer upon layer of delicate petals. The bouquets featured below are available from The Bouqs and would be absolutely gorgeous as centerpieces for any wedding event or even as…
  • How to Plan an Unforgettable Bahamas Destination Wedding or Honeymoon

    Jackie Peterson
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today we are joined by Jackie, my travel editor, with her Top 4 Ways to Plan an Unforgettable Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in the Bahamas.Did you know that out of the 700 islands in the Bahamas, there are 16 that you can easily visit and explore? Most people are familiar with the big resorts and hotel chains of Nassau and Paradise Island, but there are so many other amazing places that will give you an incredible and authentic experience of the Bahamas. Whether you are looking for a truly unique and intimate destination wedding or a memorable honeymoon, you can find it all in the Bahamas!
  • An Elegant Fall Wedding {in Ohio} with Morgan Lindsay Photography

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's gorgeous fall wedding, photographed by Morgan Lindsay Photography, took place right as the leaves were at their fall peak. Right after the ceremony, a secluded path was found to capture Greg and Meghan in the "newly married" raw moment. As Morgan writes, "there are many moments that we can look back on that hold so much value to our couples. In our experience, some of the most intimate moments can be captured directly after the ceremony. For this reason, if our couples itinerary permits, we always suggest to have their portrait session at this time." The style at Morgan Lindsay…
  • Exciting Updates for Brides and Vendors on Brenda's Wedding Blog

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with some fun updates for both brides and vendors. Over the past week, I've had some great vendors join the Hot Wedding Shops and the Local Vendor Guide, so I wanted to give them a shout-out here so you can go check out their listings . . . Christianne Brunelle Couture Morgan Lindsay Photography Pro Lighting Rental Brett Birdsong Photography Go Against the Grain Stained Glass Addie You can click on any of the images above to see the vendor listings - and below is a little bit about each of these vendors. If you are a vendor, please click here if…
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    Karen Tran Blog

  • Karen Tran visit to Sydney Australia ~ hosted by Wedded Wonderland

    Karen
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Wedded Wonderland Hosts Karen Tran at Sydney Harbour On Australia Day, I found myself at the beautiful Dockside Group in L’Aqua room overlooking beautiful Darling Harbour in Sydney. Wedded Wonderland  hosted an exquisite “intimate dinner with Karen Tran” event where I had the honour of collaborating with the best in the Australian wedding industry. I worked with local florist John Emmanuel to create the sophisticated custom-made floral centerpieces that featured beautiful and colorful Tulips, Ecuadorian Roses, Orchids and Phalaenopsis. My floral designs were part of a…
  • The Langham Hotel Sydney ~ a luxurious stay

    Karen
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Indulge in a Romantic Getaway at Langham-Sydney The Langham Hotel in Sydney is an exquisite hotel that has been recently renovated to perfection and filled with luxurious furnishing and décor. You will feel like royalty when sneaking off for a romantic getaway with your soul mate. My extraordinary visit was hosted by Wedded Wonderland, which is an online wedding blog. Every detail is planned out to perfection and allows you to relax and enjoy every moment of your experience. Delightful Accommodations I was impressed when I walked into my suite to find a unique view that overlooked the…
  • Wedded Wonderland host Karen Tran Intimate dinner at Dockside Group

    Karen
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:27 pm
    We are so incredibly honored and touched by the warm welcome from our friends ‘down-under’.  Thank you Wedded Wonderland for the most amazing event at Dockside Group’s L’Aqua Gold room in Sydney.  Here is the clip of the event from Iconic Films.  More on this fabulous event in later post. Karen Tran Event from Iconic Films on Vimeo.
  • Maui Wedding ~ Hyatt Regency Maui

    Karen
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    We are thrilled to share with you a teaser photo from Channing and Trevor’s wedding in Maui.   The Hyatt Regency Maui lawn provided a fabulous setting including this large plumeria tree to hang the gorgeous floral pieces.  The crystal chandeliers and hanging florals provided the perfect backdrop for the bridal table.  More photos from the fab Monique Feil Photography to come really soon!  Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Olch! We are tickled to share with you a teaser from Channing and Trevor’s wedding at Hyatt Regency Maui.  The large plumeria tree was perfect for the crystal…
  • Pink Ombre wedding at The Hotel Del Coronado

    Karen
    27 Aug 2013 | 11:31 pm
    We adore beach wedding and beach wedding is more beautiful with sparkles mixed with shades of pink.  The Ocean front Windsor lawn was adorned with an abundance of white pink and magenta pink flowers.  The custom wedding canopy draped with pink ombre chiffon and festooned with roses, orchids, peonies and hydrangeas.  We look forward to sharing more images of this pink and crystal  wedding fit for a princess with you soon!
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    Wedding Blog - OneWed's Savvy Scoop for Wedding Ideas, Wedding Photos, Wedding Pictures

  • Gorgeous and Breathtaking Brooches

    Lizzy S
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whether you are wearing your hair up or down - a brooch can be added to any wedding hairstyle. Just browse through the beautiful brooches below and you may find yourself inspired to add a little...
  • Alternative Bouquets

    Bride Chic
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever hear of posies made out of paper? How about sea shells? Wood maybe? I found these incredible bouquets on ETSY's February's Hottest Trends. They may not be real live flowers, but for the bride...
  • A Contemporary and Luxurious City Wedding

    Lizzy S
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Natalie and Will’s wedding is certainly one of the most glamorous and luxurious weddings I have seen in a very long time. It is fit for royalty and looks to be outrageously fun! I only wish that I...
  • Fantastic Wedding Altars

    Lizzy S
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Standing in front of your closest family and friends as you and your love tie the knot, will be one of the best memories of your wedding. The altar will be in the background of almost - if not all -...
  • Spectacular Vintage

    Bride Chic
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The coming of Spring is always a treat especially in the bridal industry when sheer fabrics and florals are everywhere. Spring 2015 bridal accessories from Salt Lake City based designer Dani...
 
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    Zurianas Elegant Occasions

  • Adventure + Romance = St. Lucia at the DC Travel & Adventure Show Mar 8

    Zuriana
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    There is so much to love about St. Lucia! St. Lucia offers a memorable vacation experience: stunning sunsets, unique accommodations, rainforests, a drive-thru volcano, waterfalls, incredible food, Sulphur Springs, mud baths, the majestic Pitons, and more! Learn more about St. Lucia on Sunday, March 8 at the DC Travel & Adventure Show! Look for the St. Lucia Tourism Board at booth #603. See you soon! Call (301) 358-1818 to plan your adventure today.
  • New Nonstop Flights to Discover Grenada!

    Zuriana
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Take new nonstop flights from JFK and experience Sandals newest resort, Sandals LaSource Grenada, in the spice island of Grenada! Romantic SkyPool suites, relaxing tranquility pools, bathrooms you’ll never want to leave…all on Grenada’s exclusive Pink Gin Beach! Plan your adventure to Grenada now.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day: Find a SUITEheart Deal for Your Love

    Zuriana
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Choose a romantic gift of a SUITEheart Deal for your sweetheart. These suites are guaranteed to wow you and them. Contact our Romance Specialist at (301) 358-1818 to plan your romantic getaway today.
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    Zuriana
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
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  • Sandals Barbados is Open!

    Zuriana
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Sandals Barbados opened Wednesday! Barbados is an amazing island with warm, friendly people, and a vibrant culture. At Sandals Barbados just some of what you’ll experience includes: contemporary furnishings, stunning suites with lavish baths, lovely outdoor spaces, and an incredible beach! Enjoy a delicious gourmet culinary experience, along with Robert Mondavi wines. Best of all, you and your love will experience the absolute best service in the Caribbean. There’s so much more to experience at Sandals Barbados. Visit Sandals website to discover more. Book now and save with…
 
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • Modern + Minimal Atlanta Wedding: Yvonne + Young

    Jen
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Does the idea of lots of planning + deciding on the perfect details kind of make you want to elope? Well, this wedding might inspire you to keep planning a wedding, but by having it at a restaurant with great food + design, there isn’t really much else you’ll need to worry about! We hope it will inspire those of you big on minimal design + great food. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Georgia Woodland Wedding: Sara + JimColorful Homespun Atlanta Wedding: Sara + BlakePlayful Mid-Century Palm Springs Wedding: Rachel + MichaelMexican-Inspired…
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 2

    katiereed
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Welcome back! You did catch Part 1 of Sarah + Leigh’s wedding in the Canadian mountains, right? ‘Cause we’re onto Part 2 – their amaze reception – filled with tons of creative DIY details + some pretty epic post-wedding portraits by Phil Chester! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 1Canadian Backyard Wedding: Kara + TomIntimate Portland Warehouse Wedding: Julie + NateColorful Fiesta-Inspired Wedding: Marissa + GregTexas Warehouse Wedding: Emily + Matt
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 1

    Jen
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’re kinda-sorta-super-insanely excited to share that all March long it’s gonna be Wedding Wednesday here at GWS! Pretty much just as evident as it sounds, since we have been getting SO many amazing weddings submitted each week, it seemed like the perfect time to share TWO incredible real weddings each Wednesday this month. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 2Canadian Backyard Wedding: Kara + TomIntimate Portland Warehouse Wedding: Julie + NateColorful Fiesta-Inspired…
  • Relaxed Outdoor Sweden Wedding: Jakob + Alexandra

    Jen
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Since Jakob is a talented wedding photographer – one half of the amazing photo duo Nordica Photography – his experiences at weddings from behind the lens gave him a pretty clear idea of what kind of celebration he wanted. Luckily, his lovely bride, Alexandra, had a similar idea of the perfect fête, so combining their ideas + making it happen was pretty much a cinch. When describing his idea of the perfect wedding, Jakob explained it would be, Outdoors, nothing too fancy, with the main idea of everyone having a good time. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • Wedding Photography by Shaw Photography Co. + A Photography Package Giveaway!

    Jen
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who will capture your intimate wedding or elopement with beautiful photographs + honest storytelling, your search may be over after meeting Shaw Photography Co. This talented husband + wife team believes that they are brought together with each of their client’s to create magic + memories to be cherished for years to come. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Macy’s Registry – and Sept Promo!The Wedding Salon in NYC + A Giveaway!Love Tour Bridal Bash + Ticket Giveaway!Bridesmaids Dresses…
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    Groom Wedding Planning Blog - Tips, Ideas, Info for Grooms and Best Man

  • Groom Pulls Off International Scavenger Hunt Proposal

    Kara Horner
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It’s safe to say this groom-to-be set the bar ridiculously high for his friends. (Good luck topping this one, gents!) Brett Arnold surprised his girlfriend with an incredible scavenger hunt that spanned the globe, resulting in one amazing proposal story for the travel-loving couple. Check out how he pulled it off here. — See any other impressive proposals recently? Tell as about them in the comments below.
  • Four Keys to Finding Your Wedding Photographer

    Chris Easter
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Photo: Kaylynne Kroshus Photography You’ve finally popped the question. You met the perfect woman and knew she was the one. Now that you’re engaged, your bride-to-be is knee-deep in the wedding planning process. There’s so much to do and she’ll always appreciate your help, especially when it comes to finding your wedding photographer. Once the wedding day has come and gone, the best way to remember it all is through you wedding photography. You’ll want to look back at your wedding photos on your anniversaries for years to come and remember the way she looked when you first saw her…
  • The Best of the Web for Grooms – February 13, 2015

    Kara Horner
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Not sure your best man is quite up to the task before him? It may be time to bring in a professional. One Jacksonville, FL-based man, Jake Overman, is billing himself as a Professional Best Man for hire, offering to help your actual (potentially clueless) best man with planning the bachelor party, honeymoon, wedding day attire, etiquette and speech-writing. And don’t worry, there’s professional help available for the ladies, too. Jen Glantz, Bridesmaid for Hire, is available to consult, assist with planning, facilitate pre-wedding events as well as support the bride and…
  • Badass Bachelor Party Turns Groom into Rambo for a Day

    Kara Horner
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Coolest bachelor party ever? If you’re a “Rambo” fan, or action movie lover, the answer is a resounding yes. Check out how Dana’s friends (who have a production company, naturally) went above and beyond to fulfill his childhood dream and turn him into Rambo for a day, via MTV News. The results make every other bachelor party you’ve been to look like amateur hour at best.   Have you ever been to an amazingly creative bachelor party? Tell us in the comment section below.  
  • 8 Creative Football-Themed Groom’s Cakes

    Kara Horner
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    With the Superbowl coming up this weekend, all we can think about is football and food! If you’re thinking about incorporating your love of football in your wedding, the groom’s cake is a perfect solution. Check out these amazing football-themed groom’s cakes for inspiration before creating your own tasty masterpiece. 1. For the love of the game: If he’s a fan of all types of football, whether it’s pro, college or playing the game himself, he’ll love this incredibly realistic football cake. 2. Candy-coated perfection: A football groom’s cake on a bed of his favorite…
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    The Perfect Palette

  • Coral Wedding Inspiration with Ombré Details

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    So here's the thing. I was a Fall bride. But... if I had been a Summer bride I would have totally considered going with coral and gold palette for our wedding day. Not only is it a gorgeous color that exudes so many feel good vibes. But it's also one of those bright and bold colors that just pop in photos. So today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite coral ideas for weddings. And be sure to take a peek at all of these lovely ombré details.         Aisle: Archetype Studio via Style Me Pretty // Bridesmaids: Sara K Byrne Photo via Wedding…
  • Bridal Looks to Love: Designer Wedding Gowns on Sale Today!

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    If you know me then you know that I'm sort of a sucker for all things fashion. And bridal fashion? I swear, if I could get married again and again I totally would. So that #1 I could use every color palette I've ever dreamed of. And #2 so I could play dress up. Because honestly, there are just soooo many beautiful looks to love. How's a girl to choose?And so today I thought it would be fun to share a few of the looks I'm loving the most right now. Starting off with this blush beauty. An Ombré wedding gown with pretty pink petals? Yep, this is almost too pretty for words. Pair it with…
  • French Inspired Wedding Inspiration

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Elegant, sophisticated, and absolutely pretty, today's editorial from Pauline Conway Photography and Cheri's Vintage Table has me dreaming of all sorts of beautiful things.From the designer, "The inspiration for this shoot started with a fabulous pair of pink vintage French Chairs. I envisioned them as the perfect seating vignette for a country garden tea with a beautiful bride. Always on the hunt for unique and vintage tableware I found the fabulous 1950s "Ceda" green and gold cocktail Glasses."Gorgeous greens and beautiful blush tones mix so nicely with hints of gold and…
  • Welcome to the Weekend | Friday Link Love!

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDHappy weekend, you guys! So many inspiring things happened around the web this week. And I'm excited to share a few of my favorites!Lots of love to all of these fab pros who joined our guide this week! It's so heart warming to have a place to share and showcase my favorite pros. And I'm thrilled to have each and every one of you!                                Sandra Smith NYC, Cloe Noel Designs, E'MAGINE Weddings + Events! And a sweet shoutout to a few vendors who have been with me from…
  • Winter Meets Old Hollywood Style

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    Snowy, sophisticated, and all kinds of sweet, today's styled shoot by Elizabeth Victoria Phase4Photography and Knot Just Flowers is full of gorgeous details and creative styling ideas.From the designers, "I wanted to create a white winter wedding with an old hollywood feel in Southern California using muted earth tones. I was able to find the perfect venue nestled amongst the orchards in sunny Ventura County. Bella Vista Groves made the most perfect backdrop for this love story, and allowed each of the elements to really shine"Standout details that you don't want to…
 
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    The Bride's Cafe Blog

  • Meet Emily Howard Kudva of Phileanor

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Wednesday Guys and I'm so excited to bring the "Meet The Designer" series back to the cafe.....and how sweet to start the new year off with one of my favorite designers, Emily Howard Kudva of Phileanor!  Emily is such a beautiful  and talented lady and I'm excited to have her stop by the cafe and share a little bit of "her world" with us.  Here's a little intro from Emily....   "I specialize in events and will travel anywhere between the New York Metropolitan area, which covers parts of New York, New…
  • DIY - CARNATION FLOWER WALL

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hi Guys....thanks so much for stopping by the cafe....today, I'm sharing a DIY Carnation Flower Wall with you!!  I know a lot of you don't like carnations, I must confess that I love them...they come in so many beautiful colors and carnations are such a sturdy flower and for this project, they are truly perfect!!  Capturing all the fun, my beautiful friend Tori of Tori Watson Photography....Enjoy!...xoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • PASTEL WEDDING INSPIRATION

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Monday Guys!!!....hope your weekend was fabulous....last year I had the pleasure of working with two lovely and very talented young ladies....Carrie of Carrie Coleman Photography and event planner and stylist Alex, of Alex Meyer Events....they invited me to design the flowers for an inspirational shoot at Tuckahoe Plantation....it was such a fun day working with all the wonderful wedding artists and always fun making new friends....here are a few beautiful images captured by Carrie....Enjoy!!  Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • CAFE SUNDAY

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
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  • FLOWER FRIDAY

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Happy Friday Guys...I hope you all have special plans for the weekend...thanks so much for stopping by the cafe this week...here's a little something floral to get your day started....have a great weekend.....beautiful image captured by Serena of Love By Serena and flowers by Janie Medley Flora Design...aka...me...xoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Sarah & Jeff

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Jeff & Sarah, guessing you are enjoying your honeymoon in sunny Florida while we continue to freeze our butts off!  Here are some pix from last weekends wedding which was filled with plenty of love and emotion but your wedding has one unassailable claim to fame – best party and dancing I’ve ever photographed – including the headstand and the ‘Matrix’ shot.  And that’s saying alot.  Enjoy!   The Wedding of Sarah & Jeff is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: The Wedding of Angela & Jeff With winter weddings…
  • The Wedding of Lauren & Ishmael

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    I find myself speaking of the weather often during these posts but after 14 years of wedding photography this was officially, and by far, the coldest day ever. -35 with windchill!  Even so we did manage to get 2 minutes of pix outside – and during sunset at that.  Meanwhile, in Lauren and Ishmael I also had the chillest couple ever.  Nothing phased these two!  The ceremony took place at the Cave Spring Vineyard and the reception took place at the Cave Spring Cellars in Jordan Station, a wonderful venue with an excellent staff.  Congratulations guys!   The Wedding of Lauren…
  • The Wedding of Mary Beth & Joel

    admin
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    On a not so chilly as it could have been but still pretty damn chilly day we started off getting ready and doing the first look at the Fairmont Royal York, one of the best places in the winter to either get ready or have a wedding at as it has an excellent lobby area to take pix – especially when it’s too cold to venture outside.  Fortunately, it was just manageable enough for us to do some outside pix as well – though we were all happy once we finally got inside!  You’ll note that all the outside shots have Mary Beth & Joel holding each other – keeping…
  • Slideshow for Wedding of Analisa & Rommel

    admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Slideshow for Wedding of Analisa & Rommel is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: The Wedding of Analisa & Rommel For those who scroll through my blog you might think... Wedding Slideshow for Yvonne & Steve Just delivered Yvonne & Steve’s wedding package, including their Slideshow... Heather & Shawn’s Wedding Slideshow Keepin’ it real with Bon Jovi. Rock on!! Heather &...
  • Slideshow for Janice & Rob’s Wedding

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Slideshow for Janice & Rob’s Wedding is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: The Wedding of Janice & Rob September 27th felt like July 27th. What a day! And...
 
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    Things Festive Weddings & Events

  • The Premium Wedding Invitation Collection: Ready-To-Order Luxury

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    If you're looking for wedding invitations where effortless style, personalization and elegance reign, you've got to check out our Premium Wedding Invitation Collection. This collection of luxury invitations is designed to take your celebration from "okay" to "oh my". The format of invitations in the collection make it so easy to add your personalized text and then sit back and let us do the rest.
  • 2015 Wedding Trends You Need to Know

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Even if you're planning a traditional wedding with classic elegance, adding some of 2015's trends will give your wedding a fresh, timely feel. Color PalettesMonochromatic color palettes are still all the rage (especially palettes of white and buff).CakesTraditional, tiered fondant cakes make a return but are expected to have elaborate or personalized cake toppers.   Couples are still loving exotic flavors that suit their personal tastes.Colored GownsThe Fall 2015 bridal show runways featured a lot of gowns in shades of blush and mint.  A popular trend in bridal attire involves…
  • February Invitation Promo: Free Return Address Printing

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Send your invitations with love and get FREE return address printing for the entire month of February.  Check out the newest invitations in our award-winning collection.
  • Glamorous Gilded Garden Wedding

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    With gold laden cakes and table decor, this garden wedding is elevated to glamour status.  The invitation and cupcake wrappers say "garden" in no uncertain terms.  What an exquisite dessert table!Dessert table (image by WeddingWire) :: Invitation :: Cupcake wrappers
  • 30% Off Save the Dates For a Limited Time!

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    You can encourage guests to put your Big Day on their calendars and save money in the process.   Many save the date themes, colors and types to choose from.
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    Momental Designs

  • Melissa P.

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    The post Melissa P. appeared first on Momental Designs.
  • Veronica D.

    kristy
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    The post Veronica D. appeared first on Momental Designs.
  • Regina D.

    kristy
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
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  • A Peek into the Studio – Modern Watercolor Wedding Stationery

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Modern for me as an artist and designer speaks of clean lines, edited details and uncommon materials.  Modern for me isn’t always limited color palettes or minimal textures. {Modern on the contrary is the effortless dance between glimmers of tradition and interpreted techniques.} Perhaps a full painting is whittled down to a single, expressive brushstroke.  In the same vain a modern aesthetic can transform a detailed architectural illustration into an edited silhouette flooded with watercolor moments. Lindsay and Anthony’s design process evolved only slightly from their original…
  • Kristen T.

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    The post Kristen T. appeared first on Momental Designs.
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    Person + Killian Photography

  • Boston Event Photography- Hampshire House Engagement Celebration 2015

    Jill Person
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Every February, the Hampshire House holds their annual Engagement Celebration and we are always excited to be included. Newly engaged couples attend and have the chance to experience the latest trends in culinary cuisine by Hampshire House executive chef Markus Ripperger and see their beautiful space. It is always a pleasure seeing what’s new and exciting in the upcoming wedding season trends, meeting the couples and of course, seeing so many of our industry friends. Couples have the chance to experience the beautiful atmosphere of the Hampshire House, see some of the latest in…
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston Wedding of Alyssa and Ryan

    Jill Person
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Alyssa and Ryan chose the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston to celebrate their wedding day this January. We started off the afternoon with Alyssa and her bridesmaids who got ready at the hotel while Ryan and his groomsmen walked over to The Art of Shaving on Newbury Street for old fashioned shaves. The bride and groom opted for their first look on the grand staircase. A little cold was not going to stop the couple from heading over to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall for a few photographs before meeting up with the wedding party for formal photos around the hotel. We love that the Mandarin has so…
  • Boston Wedding of Lisa and Mike at the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center

    Jill Person
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Seaport Hotel Boston wedding of Lisa and Mike was the perfect way to start off the 2015 wedding season. We began the day with the couple while they got ready at the Seaport Hotel. We love that the bride and groom wanted to go outside for their first look on the World Trade Center bridge overlooking the Boston skyline. Lisa was joined by her bridesmaids and Mike with the groomsmen for wedding party photographs. As soon as the sun set and the lights came on we were able to spend a few more minutes with the couple before heading to the ceremony. Their ceremony took place in the Cityside…
  • New Years Eve Winter Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common

    Jill Person
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Weddings are always a reason to celebrate, so what better day to tie the knot than New Year’s Eve? We absolutely loved welcoming in 2015 with Juliette and Noah’s New Years Eve Winter Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common. We met up with the couple as they got ready at the Ritz before heading over to Cambridge for the ceremony in Harvard Yard. The Harvard Memorial Church was the perfect venue for Juliette and Noah’s ceremony because they both attended Harvard for grad school. The couple also chose to not see each other until Juliette walked down the aisle which made…
  • Royal Sonesta Boston Winter Wedding with Florals, Design and Decor by Carol Silverston

    Jill Person
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    This holiday season we had the pleasure of photographing the Royal Sonesta Boston winter wedding of Emily and Marc. Following their first look in hotel, we headed outside for photos of the couple along the Charles River. Even in the winter, the view of the city  makes for a picture perfect backdrop overlooking the Boston skyline. After spending some time with the couple and their wedding party, we headed back inside the Royal Sonesta for the fun and emotional Ketubah signing followed by their traditional Jewish ceremony. The Ballroom was transformed into the perfect and intimate setting by…
 
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    WedLoft

  • Magdalena & Mark

    Stacy McCauley
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Today, we bring you a lovely summer wedding from Alex and Jay of Idalia Photography. We really liked the royal blue accents and details that were incorporated throughout the  couple’s wedding, which really made their photos pop! From Alex: When Jay and I met Magdalena and Mark for the first time last year we immediately loved how genuine and fun they were. They planned a perfect day from start to finish and we loved spending the day with one of the sweetest couples around. They did a first look before the ceremony followed by portraits on the venue grounds and golf course. Their…
  • Cait & Jeff

    Stacy McCauley
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    I love it when a couple includes the beloved family pet in their engagement shoot.  It only adds to the fun and overall sweetness of the session. This adorable couple’s engagement shoot was captured by Nichole Taylor Photography.  We are thrilled to share their engagement pictures with you today! From Nichole:  Cait and Jeff are meant for each other.  I was so lucky to be asked to photograph their engagement shoot, and I am so excited for their wedding next summer!  For their engagement shoot, we traveled to beautiful East Sooke Regional Park, and they brought along their…
  • Karin & Marty

    Stacy McCauley
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    So excited to share this playful and relaxed beach engagement shoot, captured by Jete Devisser of Urban Fig Photography, with all of you! From Jete: Karin first met Marty while hanging out with Marty’s sisters.  Marty was intrigued by this South African beauty, and decided to spend more time with Karin’s cousins, who Karin hung out with all the time…  They began to date about a half a year later, and the year after that Marty proposed! Karin loves the ocean, the beach, the sun, and visited Crescent Beach for the first time with  a friend.  She had wanted to bring…
  • Nicole & Kyle

    Stacy McCauley
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    We’re absolutely loving this rustic, outdoorsy engagement shoot captured by Katarina, of Boakview Photography.  Go grab your coffee and cozy up to this fabulous cottage engagement session.     Katarina: We’ve known Kyle and Nikki for years now, so you can imagine our delight when they asked us to be their wedding photographers. Because of our close friendship and the fact that we know how much they both love the outdoors, we knew that for their engagement session we would have to do something really special. So we did something we’ve never really done before and took…
  • Pretty Palettes #121

    Stacy McCauley
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Today, I am dreaming of a a warm sunshiny day!  This vibrant color palette makes me smile from ear to ear. The palette was inspired by a wedding that was beautifully photographed by Ryan Ray and featured on SMP. See all of the summery goodness right here. Need more wedding color inspiration?  Visit our Pretty Palettes Board on Pinterest! The post Pretty Palettes #121 appeared first on WedLoft.
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    Choco Studio Blog - New Post!

  • Multicultural Wedding at The Fairmont in SF

    choco
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Heba and Ertan got married at The Fairmont hotel in SF. They were a blast to photograph and I really enjoyed their fun personalities. Special thank you to Curtis Myers for helping out at this event! The post Multicultural Wedding at The Fairmont in SF appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographer Blog | Natural and Intimate Photography.
  • Happy 2015 from Choco Studio!

    choco
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    I seriously cannot believe this is the last day of 2014. What a full year it has been! Full of ups and downs, challenges, travels, friends, and dreams coming true. Here’s our year at a glance: Mike’s life long dream came true in February when we welcomed a nine week old puppy, Playa, into our family. She is beautiful and affectionate, graceful and energetic. She’s an aristocratic clown :) Soon after, somewhere between the sleepless nights, cleaning the poop, and new puppy classes, we realized this year was about to become even bigger for us :) So we camped, hiked, road…
  • 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…
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    Grit + Gold Event Design | Dallas | Fort Worth | Austin | Destination

  • Dawn & Brian’s Fort Worth Wedding

    Lottie Fowler
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    So honored to have been a part of Dawn & Brian’s beautiful day. You couldn’t asked for a more beautiful January wedding. Dawn is the owner of Lane Knight in Fort Worth so she’s no stranger to and design. We wanted to pull together a sophisticated design that would compliment the couple nicely. We chose a Spode inspired theme with blue patterned vessels and china, and paired it with white and yellow floral heavy in greenery.  A clean and classic wedding will always be in style!! Congrats you two! Vendors: Tracy Enoch | Design and Planning: Grit + Gold | Bridal Dress: Neiman…
  • Love Inspired shoot with Ben Q Photography

    Lottie Fowler
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    It’s Valentine’s Day so what better way to celebrate love than a beautifully styled bar cart paired with fun party details. Peyton, our lead planner designed this concept and incorporated the perfect dose of style. Our team wishes you a happy day with those incredibly special people in your life. Enjoy! design stylistpeyton frank for grit + gold photographerben q photography floristginger roots floral design calligraphy: tiffani licona  Makeup ArtistSomething You Makeup Wardrobe: Beehive
  • Valentine Inspired Styled Shoot with Ben Q Photography

    Lottie Fowler
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:42 pm
    What better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday than with an adorably sweet Valentine inspired styled shoot designed by Grit + Gold! We love each and every pretty detail of this perfectly styled table for two captured by the talented team at Ben Q Photography. From the decadent mini cakes to the watercolor stationery, enjoy this chic take on Valentine style! Design: Grit + Gold Photography: Ben Q Photography Venue: Cedar Hill State Park Florals: Oh Deery Tabletop Rentals: Grit + Gold, Rent My Dust Chairs: Ikea Stationery: Watercolor Detail “Tiffany Licona” Mini Cakes: Peyton…
  • A modern garden setting at Aristide Event Center

    Lottie Fowler
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Can I just say how much I love this team! Inspired by all that is garden, I wanted to bring together a modern approach at a garden styled setting. I love the clean, crisp look of slate gray furniture paired with wild foliage and simple white/silver dishware.  We knocked it out of the park with the vibrant, rich colors and soft hand painted details in the cake and invitation suite. Design Stylist: Grit + Gold   Location: Aristide Event Center Mansfield Floral Designer: Stems of Dallas Photographer: Ben Q Tabletop Rentals: Posh Couture Wood Tables: The Olive Bench Furniture Rentals:…
  • Courtney + David wed at Noah’s Event Center

    Lottie Fowler
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    A sincere thank you to Courtney + David for allowing Grit + Gold to being your planning and design team! A beautiful lineup including Charla Storey Photography, R Love Floral, Video by Mnemonic Films, Pun the DJ, Paper by Wedding Paper Divas and 5 by 7 Designs, Dress by Vera Wang, Venue Noah’s Event Center, Catering by Azalea Food Company, vintage exit car by Bowtie Vintage Classics.  
 
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Bryna + Geoff | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Gina’s... The post Bryna + Geoff | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Gina’s... The post Robin + Joe | Couple Session appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Heather + Chris | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Gina’s... The post Heather + Chris | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kali + Jonathan | Married

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    Kate Whelan Events

  • Mersonacta Quartet Audition

    Lauren Mireles
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Calling All Sacramento and Bay Area Brides! Have you envisioned walking down the aisle or even waltzing your first dance to a quartet of string musicians playing in your honor? Mersonacta will be hosting their first public concert of the year and you’re invited! Mersonacta offers one of the most diverse musical selections in Northern California. You’ll have the opportunity to hear their repertoire of classic wedding ceremony music, as well as other fun, custom pieces they have added to their extended repertoire. You will also get the chance to meet the musicians directly and ask them…
  • 12 Save the Date Wedding Ideas

    Kate Whelan
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today we are happy to share a little guest blog post from our friends over at Aerialist Press: Happy engagement season! Alexandra from Aerialist Press and Foiled Invitations here. Big thank you to Kate Whelan Events for having us guest post with them today! Now that you have that sparkler on your finger and are starting the planning process, one of the questions that will pop up early on is save the dates and how to word them. Etiquette decisions will never be as glamorous as picking out your dress or tasting some seriously yummy cake and while your heart might not give a happy flutter…
  • Real Wedding: LeiLani & Matt

    Lauren Mireles
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    An Alchemy Exclusive! LeiLani and Matt had a vibrant superhero and retro-inspired wedding – and we loved their unique take on a bold color palette. The combination of blue, yellow and red was everywhere – in the bouquet, centerpieces and even in the vintage cars throughout the garage venue. There was so much love and energy between the couple and their newly-expanded family, but also with the guests and everyone involved. Image Courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography Image Courtesy of Sarah Maren Photograhy Image Courtesy of Sarah Maren Photography Image Courtesy of Sarah Maren…
  • New Location for Sacramento County Clerk

    Lauren Mireles
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Attention all Future Brides & Grooms! Are you looking for a small intimate wedding location? Do you need to purchase a Marriage License? Sacramento County Clerk Recorder has opened a new County Service Center – South, where you can both purchase your marriage licenseand even have a small wedding ceremony. The new Sacramento County Clerk location is at 8239 E. Stockton Boulevard, near the new CarMax north of Calvine Road off of Highway 99.  Their Regular Business Hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, with rotational extended hours beginning in July…
  • Mersonacta Quartet Audition

    Lauren Mireles
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    Image Courtesy of Mersonacta String Quartet Calling All Sacramento and Bay Area Brides! Have you always imagined walking down the aisle or even waltzing your first dance to a host of string musicians playing in your honor? Mersonacta will be hosting their second public concert and you’re invited! Mersonacta offers one of the most diverse musical selections in Northern California. You’ll have the opportunity to hear their repertoire of classic wedding ceremony music, as well as other fun, custom pieces they have added to their extended repertoire. You will also get the chance to meet the…
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    My Wedding Dream

  • Outrageously Fun Photo Booth Ideas

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    If you’re considering hiring a photo booth for your wedding day, you can either hire backdrops and props or even create a DIY booth. Photo booths make for such a fun addition to any celebration and a proper focal point. They’re bound to get all the guests talking and really having fun at your event. What’s more, with photo booths for hire in London, you’ll end up with some seriously relaxed, different and fun pictures of your wedding night that you can treasure along with your more formal snap shots. If your budget can stretch to a hired booth, you can enjoy instant prints for your…
  • Five of the Best Wedding Venues in Kent

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    There are literally thousands upon thousands of places that would frame the perfect setting for a wedding in Kent. If you are planning your big day and are at a loss as to where you would like to hold the ceremony and reception, perhaps it would be best to start with a general idea as to the types of venues available. Some couples want the thrill of a big city wedding with all the noise, crowds and entertainment whilst others prefer a more subdued venue such as in a gloriously green and peaceful meadow at a country manor. Here are some ideas which can be just what you are looking for.
  • Tips and Products for Wedding Day Beauty

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    It goes without question that every girl wants to be her most beautiful self on her wedding day. After you’ve spent months organising the venue, finding the perfect dress, and arranging catering, it’s time to focus on you. To look your best all you need is a handful of great products, as well as a little time, effort and TLC. Here’s how to look amazing on your wedding day. Diet and Exercise This doesn’t mean starving yourself and running for three hours every day, but your diet and exercise routine can impact upon the condition of your skin. In the months leading up to…
  • Bring the Heat to a Winter Wedding Ensemble

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Whether you’re part of the wedding entourage, mother of the bride or just a humble guest, deciding what to wear at a wedding causes many women incredible amounts of stress. But when it’s a winter wedding, multiply that by two. You want to look spectacular but you can’t do that if your skin is covered in goosebumps and your teeth are chattering. So what does one wear to a winter wedding Wedding Party If you’re the bride or bridesmaid, the dresses could be velvet, with lace sleeves. To keep the cold firmly at bay, add a beautiful faux fur wrap, which will give an opulent, Dr Zhivago…
  • Classic Winter Proposal Ideas

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    You can’t get more romantic than a proposal during the festive period, regardless of how you do it. The internet has an abundance of wedding site inspiration on how you can propose and guarantee a “yes!” as well as preparing for the wedding post-celebration, and we’re here to help. Down on one knee is the tradition, and old habits die hard, however there are a number of ways you can make your proposal extra special. Overthinking such an important aspect of your life can have you flunking your lines and giving into nerves. Keep your proposal simple and thoughtful; your other half…
 
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    The Wedding Chicks

  • WEDDING PREP GALS

    Lauren Croft
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    bridal robes Who: Wedding Prep Gals What: Bridal Robes Where: Serving Worldwide Why? You’ll See: Vendor Portfolio Wedding Prep Gals is a family run company, founded by Debbie and Dolores, providing Wedding Day Robes and Accessories at affordable prices for all Brides. While planning Debbie’s daughter’s wedding, they scoured the internet for affordable, quality robes but were unable to find anything that was not imported or of high quality. With over 30 years of experience in the clothing industry, Debbie and Dolores began creating gorgeous, high quality robes, 100% made in Los…
  • Free Spirited Vintage Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Lindsey and Morgan’s free spirited vintage wedding was entirely an expression of who they are expressed their eternal love for each other. With Lindsey looking fabulous in her mom’s wedding dress, a street vender style dinner and their DIY wedding venue, we can’t help falling in love with this couple! Melissa Ergo Photography beautifully captured this day and all its eclectic details. You can see even more when you visit the full gallery here. Vintage Wedding Dress I wore my mothers vintage lace dress, which was amazing and so special, but I did change into a second dress…
  • Wine Country Collaborative Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Stereotypes just don’t fit in with our next couple. Not only was it the Groom that spoke to us about their big day, but he and his new wife were side by side through out the whole planning process! We love an involved Groom! Which is why we cannot get enough of this wine country collaborative wedding. Rain or shine, nothing threw these two love birds off their mission to get married. Beautifully captured by Shannon Lee Miller Photography, you can see every last detail from this wine country collaborative wedding day by visiting the full gallery here. Collaborative Bouquet Ceremony From…
  • Wedding In The Washington Mountains

    The Wedding Chicks
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Rebekah and Morgan are a fun and down-to-earth couple who wanted to bring their friends and family together for a destination wedding in the mountains outside of Seattle, Washington. As you will soon see, their effortless and elegant style translated to every element of their wedding day. From their handmade wedding favors, to their favorite string band playing throughout the reception. Every element was hand curated. See this entire wedding in the Washington mountains in the full gallery here, captured by Atlas & Elia Photography. Advice from the bride My advice? Get a day of planner or…
  • Freya Rose

    Lauren Croft
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    shoes Who: Freya Rose What: Shoes & Accessories Where: Serving Worldwide Why? You’ll See: Vendor Portfolio Renowned internationally for her intricate detailing and innovative approach to couture shoe design, Freya Rose is fast becoming regarded as one of the UK’s leading shoe couturiers. Freya Rose creates inspirational embroidery and perfected lines through the application of the highest levels of specialist technique in her London studio. Lustrous fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystal and shimmering Mother of Pearl heels are all components key to the brand’s core essence. Shoe…
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  • Top UK Stag Do Destinations

    Staggered
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Still haven’t the foggiest about where you might organise a stag do? The struggle is real. With so many stag do options out there, it’s hard knowing where to begin and crucially – what to look for. That’s why we thought we would put together a little guide for you fellas about the top stag do destinations in the UK, a little destination inspiration if you will. Scouring the UK, we’ve picked our favourites, so you can spend time with your mates, doing the things you love. Best for Activities – Nottingham, Bournemouth, Newcastle Best for a cheap pint…
  • Amazing Stag Fancy Dress Ideas

    Staggered
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There comes a point in planning any stag-dowhen someone mentions stag fancy dress. We all know that blokes are terrible at this sort of thing (that’s what the women are there for). So here are a few stag night fancy dress ideas to get you started. And we’re talking more than a feeble pair of antlers. Little Britain Daffyd, Emily Howard, Vicky Pollard, Lou and Andy, Marjorie Dawes or even Bubbles Devere. For extra tension put all the names in a hat and let your stags pick a character at random. But don’t forget to keep the most embarrassing out of the draw, especially for the groom…
  • How To Be A Confident Public Speaker

    Staggered
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Professional Speaker and Life Coach Steve Roche shares with us how to become a confident public speaker, so you’ll not be feeling sick when it’s your turn to take the mic and make a speech: Weddings and speeches – they go together like Bride and Groom, burger and chips, Saturday night and Strictly. Which may or may not be good news. Some people leap at the chance to speak in public. I was at a wedding recently where the best man finally had to cut it short after thirty-five minutes – and the audience was still with him! But for many of us it’s a bit of an ordeal… and…
  • Surviving The Stag-Do

    Staggered
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    So your stag do is looming ominously on the horizon. You’re up for some fun, sure, but, quite understandably, you want to make sure you’re only mildly humiliated, not killed in the line of duty. To ensure the mutual satisfaction of both parties, some prior thought and cooperation is necessary. Here is our survival guide. Your opponent in this scenario is the best man. He wants to give you – and the other stags ­­– a night to remember, a night that involves ritual humiliation, borderline-legal activities and, more than likely, copious amounts of groom-to-be nudity. To ensure the…
  • How to Choose a Stylish Engagement Ring

    Staggered
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    You’ve met the perfect girl. You want to spend the rest of your life with her and are ready to pop the question. But now comes the hard bit. The ring. The one you hope she’ll want to wear the rest of her life. No pressure then? It can be an expensive mistake to make, so you can see why so many of us are happy to let our brides to be choose their own ring. Being in the same position myself, I could quite happily let my girlfriend choose her own ring, but where’s the fun in that? So if you’re trying to find the perfect stylish engagement ring but you haven’t a clue where to start,…
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    Every Last Detail

  • A Glamorous California Ranch Wedding

    Lauren
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rustic details and a bit of chic and glamorous style were the perfect combination for Ciera and A.J.’s California ranch wedding. Wanting their wedding to reflect the sentiment of love and family, the couple kept things personal and simple. Olive branches used throughout the decor were reminiscent of the bride’s Italian heritage, while a beer truck from a favorite local brewery served up Ciera and A.J.’s favorites to guests. These personal details- plus a few more- are what made this day captured by Lindsey Gomes Photography absolutely spectacular, and Ciera is here…
  • Eclectic Rocker Chic Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When you combine an eclectic style with a little bit of rock and roll and some fabulous details, you get some pretty amazing rocker chic wedding ideas- as evidenced in today’s inspiration from Cat Pennenga Photography and Kelly Hancock Events! A gorgeous color palette of deep red with touches of kelly green are the perfect accents for the rustic industrial brewery location, all exuding the casual atmosphere of a backyard wedding but with a fun twist! From Kelly Hancock Events: For this shoot, I wanted to create something really fun, colorful, and eclectic. I wanted a twist on the…
  • A Rustic Chic Purple and Yellow Wedding

    Lauren
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    What do you do when you live in Hawaii and want a destination wedding? Have a rustic chic purple and yellow wedding in Tennessee of course! Kyleen and Matt’s lovely wedding is filled with rustic details, bright and bold colors, and amazing images captured by JoPhoto. Kyleen is here with us today to share more insight into her wedding planning experience… What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? As far as planning went, honestly JoPhoto (Kathleen) really helped me the most. Finding them was the tricky part seeing as I was planning a…
  • Fun & Eclectic Aqua Beach Wedding

    Michelle
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am absolutely head over heels for this eclectic Siesta Key beach wedding! Captured beautifully by the incredible Ailyn La Torre Photography, from jaw dropping ocean views to a cozy garden reception space, this one has “beach lovers” written all over it- and just WAIT until you see the cake! What did I tell you? As a Florida girl myself, it doesn’t get much better than this- a beach wedding ceremony and a garden reception!   Vendors who made it all happen… Photographer: Ailyn La Torre Photography / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The Perfect Settings /…
  • Wedding Dress Shopping: 10 Do’s & Don’ts You Need To Know

    Carly
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Finally booking and attending your first appointment to shop for your wedding dress is beyond exciting. You’ve poured over Pinterest (or simply visited this roundup and swooned over each and every dress); you’ve read this post while planning for your appointment; and now you’re ready to truly enjoy your experience. Although there definitely aren’t any rules to follow while shopping for your dress, we do think there are guidelines to keep in mind that will help you throughout the process. So, here they are – the 10 do’s and don’ts of wedding dress shopping… DO book an…
 
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    One Stylish Bride - Ultimate Wedding Ideas

  • Fairy Tale Inspiration

    Marcela
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This exquisite shoot was inspired by one of the most famous and enduring children’s classics, Alice in Wonderland. The talented wedding vendors behind the shoot set out to create a whimsical yet enchanting take on Alice in Wonderland. They included lots of lush greens, lavish floral and vintage accents. Plus a pretty table loaded up with mismatched teacups and place settings, vintage books, playing cards, old-world keys, ceramic bunnies, fairy tale inspired invitations and clocks. We’re thrilled that these vendors also thought to incorporate lines from the novel into the shoot, such…
  • Ruth and Michael’s Soulful Backyard Wedding

    Marcela
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    One Stylish Bride friends with a fondness for rustic and modern wedding décor, this one’s for you. Ruth and Michael wed at Hutchinson Weddings in California, United States and had JMfoto Photography capture their fun-filled day. These two wonderful individuals met swing dancing and have a love that is both raw and real. What’s more, they know how to throw a mighty good party filled with gourmet hot dogs, a cupcake bar, and endless 1960’s soul music. Congratulations Ruth and Michael and thank you for sharing your wedding pictures with One Stylish Bride. Ruth and Michael’s…
  • Artemer Studio

    Marcela
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Contemporary jewelry designer Tomer has really caught our attention with his latest collection of delicate jewelry. The current Artemer Studio collection is full of exquisitely unique and dainty designs and includes pieces made from 14K and 18K gold with precious and semi precious stones. Tomer initially opened his own studio in Tel Aviv, where he worked as an independent Metal-Smith and Jewelry Designer with the help of his beautiful partner Tanya. After they wed, they moved out of the big city to a little pastoral place near Jerusalem, where they currently work and live. Here are a few of…
  • Mira Zwillinger Bridal Collection

    Marcela
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Talented Mira and her daughter, Lihi, are the women behind the gorgeous wedding dresses available at Mira Zwillinger. Their approach to bridal design celebrates chic elegance; timeless glamour and supreme craftsmanship and undeniably their creativity has helped them create some of the most unique wedding dresses we’ve ever seen. Using the finest fabrics and materials sourced from Milan and Paris, they create eye-catching couture collections. We’re especially fond of their delicate use of the finest hand embroidery and ornate beading from Italy, as well as their abundant use of lace,…
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Marcela
    24 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    One Stylish Bride friends, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support during 2014 and we look forward to sharing loads more inspiration during 2015. May all your days be Merry and Bright! Luv, The One Stylish Bride Team All Chalk Art Images via Lily & Val
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    Wedding Photography | Best Wedding Photographer Directory | ISPWP

  • ISPWP Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:42 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Lanny Mann | Canmore, Alberta Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Spring 2015 contest.
  • Chicago Wedding Photographer Oriana Koren | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Chicago wedding photographer Oriana Koren of Oriana Koren Weddings. Oriana Koren Bio Before I picked up a camera thirteen years ago, I welded a pen and dreams of being a storyteller. Over the years, I’ve found my love for rich narratives based on the inner life seeped into my picture making and found a home in documenting weddings. Oriana is a nationally published, award-winning documentary photographer, specializing in documentary wedding photography. She is a proud member of the prestigious and highly selective Wedding Photojournalist…
  • Real Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    Joe Milton
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, New York Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: New York Wedding Date: October 23, 2014 Client Names: Shira and Kobi Real Wedding Description This amazing couple really wanted to book me for their wedding, unfortunately, I was already booked on the day. Shira, the bride, decided to have one more day outdoors, just to be photographed by me, what a huge compliment… we had a session just outside NYC, about an hour away, and then went back to the city. I had an amazing time! Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | New York…
  • Tips for Tropical Weddings from an Expert Coordinator in Costa Rica

    Joe Milton
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Tips for Tropical Weddings from an Expert Coordinator in Costa Rica By Christina Craft, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member I’ve spent the last four years photographing some beautiful destination weddings in Costa Rica, often teaming up with one of the world’s best wedding coordinators, Larissa Banting from Weddings Costa Rica. I’ve seen first-hand how an expert wedding coordinator can ensure couples and their guests have the best wedding possible, especially with all of the additional considerations and hitches that can happen in a tropical climate. I asked…
  • Interpreting Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages – A Guide for Engaged Couples

    Joe Milton
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Interpreting Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages – A Guide for Engaged Couples By Christina Craft, Victoria, BC Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member After working as a wedding photographer since 2005, one of the most common questions I’m asked is about how I create my packages and prices. I realize since this is usually the first time a couple has ever hired a photographer it can be very confusing to understand wedding photography lingo. I put together this article to help you understand the language we as photographers use when we describe our packages, and some questions you can…
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  • Seascape Beach Resort wedding photography

    Mike
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    There was a special bit of magic around this wedding. Besides how awesome this couple is, it was a gorgeous Fall day at Seascape beach Resort in Aptos. What a beautiful venue for a wedding, as you can see. I am always so excited when I get to shoot there. The bride and groom, Rachel and Andrew are so cool, and are surrounded by wonderful family and friends. They all made this wedding FUN! Shout out to all the great vendors that helped make this day perfect: Maggie Rawleigh, Bridgette Quartararo, and all the professional staff at Seascape. Seascape Flowers made all of the stunning floral…
  • Holman Ranch wedding photography Carmel Valley

    Mike
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I absolutely love Holman Ranch! When I drive in through the gates, I feel like I’m entering an enchanted world of beautiful rolling hills, oak trees, gorgeous ranch houses, stables, etc. It’s one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the state. With so much beauty everywhere, and a couple that is totally in Love, like Deirdre and Christian, you get a lot of awesome images. They certainly knocked it out of the park with all the beautiful details that they planned to make their wedding day so personal, and perfect. Their love for each other, and their beautiful families, made for…
  • Byington Vineyard & Winery Los Gatos wedding photography :: Juliette & Mike

    Mike
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    I loved this session, it was unforgettable, for a few reasons. Yes, Juliette and Mike really are that in Love. Yes, Juliette is a gorgeous creative artist, and writer for the Huffpost. Yes, Mike’s a stud. Yes, they are super fun, were a blast to shoot with, and had tons of good ideas for shots- they were up for anything (always a recipe for awesome). They were even up for shooting in a construction site (that’s a whole ‘nother story). As you can see, they rocked their session. I seriously can’t wait to shoot their wedding this Fall at beautiful Byington Vineyard &…
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey wedding photographer : Kat & Zac

    Mike
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I smiled the entire time I was editing these images. THANKS so much Kat & Zac, your wedding was spectacular! This is why I love photographing weddings, what a beautiful day, great friends and family, and a lot of LOVE all around. Special thanks to Kat’s mom Libby for all of your help arranging everything. Followers of this blog, you’ll recognize Kat & Zac from their rockin’ engagement session. As I predicted, their wedding at the beautiful InterContinental The Clement Monterey, was really fantastic. Shout out to Donal Daly and all the great staff! From Kat’s…
  • Monterey Beach Resort wedding photography ::: Jimmy & Allyson

    Mike
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    November at the California coast is beautiful. You can get beautiful sunsets and dramatic skies. Not much fog. If you’re a landscape photographer, you might want to add the Natural Bridge in Santa Cruz to your portfolio. Bring the tripod for long exposures. This is the time- you might see me there at sunset trying for the perfect shot : ) Meet Jimmy and Allyson, a super sweet couple from the East Bay, getting married on the beach in Monterey at the Monterey Beach Resort next year. They love the coast, and I was psyched when they said that they wanted to shoot their engagement session…
 
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  • Wedding Thank You Cards

    Ajalon
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It is good etiquette to thank your wedding guests for their presence, time, and gifts. Attending a wedding is a big to-do, and no matter how close your friends and family are, you never want to let the generosity of their love and support go unnoticed. Sending thank you cards is a simple but meaningful gesture that your guests will appreciate and it is one last way for you and your beau to show off your wedding day theme! By ordering a set of thank you cards and envelopes in your invitations and day-of motif, you can have one last hurrah with the look you love. Send Me My Free Samples of…
  • Sock it to the Groomsmen!

    Ajalon
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Ready to put on your dancing shoes, and party the night away? Do it with style! One of the big trends right now for grooms and groomsmen alike is incorporating fun and festive socks into their wedding day wear. This is one of several creative and simple ways for the men of the wedding to add individuality, and a breath of fresh air into those sometimes cookie cutter suits and tuxes.  It also makes for a great photo-op! Finding the right gifts for your wedding party can also be difficult. There are lots of beautiful and creative options for the women of the wedding, but not as many for the…
  • Art Deco & Feathers: Our Newest Foil and Letterpress Invitation-Saikirthi

    Ajalon
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Please join us in welcoming our newest letterpress and foil invitation design-Saikirthi! This design’s motif is playful in its Indian meets Art Deco feel. The subtle peacock feathers bordering the invitation are accented with a retro-inspired frame. All of this helps draw the eye to the center of the invitation.  By incorporating copper foil into your invitation you will add an additional layer of opulence that is sure to impress your guests. Add a touch of drama to your wedding invitation by mailing it to your guests in a beautiful, fabric-covered box. The choices are endless,…
  • Winter 2015 Proposal Contest Winner!!

    Ajalon
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Congratulations to Jennifer and David, our first contest winners of 2015! For our first contest of the New Year, we asked our recent brides-to-be to share their sweet, romantic and sometimes even funny proposal stories. All were a joy to read, so we left the decision to the universe (also known as the Random Number Generator) to pick the winning story. This was our winner… “In November 2014, on a beautiful sunny So Cal day my boyfriend & I set off on a snowboarding adventure to Breckenridge, Colorado, where the weather was anything but warm! We took the same trip in November…
  • Make Pearls Pop on Your Wedding Day

    Ajalon
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Nothing says timeless elegance quite like a string of pearls. The pearl is actually the oldest known gem and has for centuries been the symbol of purity and innocence. So it was no surprise when it started popping up as an accent in bridal gowns, jewelry and as a part of the wedding decor. For those of you who are equally taken by this romantic trend, the options for including them into your big day are endless. Lets talk flowers… For years now brides have been adding bling to their bouquets by incorporating crystals or even broaches, so pearls were an obvious transition. There are…
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    Favor Me Events | Charlotte, NC Wedding Planner and Design

  • fme holiday cards {2014}

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    So, I thought it may be a good idea to share my client holiday cards before we hit the month of March. At least they went out on time-- so that counts, right?!You may remember my holiday cards from last year. If not, please feel free to check them out, here. When the time came around this past November, I went to my friend {who also happens to be an amazing...and I am not just saying this because she is my friend} photographer, Lauren Rosenau. If you are not familiar with her work, go check it out, here. I wanted to go in a different direction from last year's card. Let's face it- I…
  • rebecca and jackson {tie the knot} byron's south end

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    I seriously can not believe that this wedding was exactly four months ago. Rebecca and Jackson were married on October 4th at The Design Center, followed by a reception at Byron's South End. You may remember this sweet couple from their engagement session, here.Rebecca is a girl after my own heart, as she too has an infinite love of Fall. In fact, she used the quote on her save the dates and custom-made pillows from one my favorite movies as a kid, Anne of Green Gables, "I am so glad that I live in world where there are Octobers".Please enjoy some photos from the day, courtesy of Grace Hill…
  • vanessa and david {engagement session} charleston

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    I won't mention how long it's been since I blogged if you won't. Deal? Crazy how time just flies, but I can assure you that we are anything but bored over at Favor Me Events. It is only January and 2015 is looking and measuring up to be a huge year with half of our calendar nearly booked. One of those booked dates is for this sweet, sweet couple- Vanessa and David, who are set to marry on May 23rd at Saint Patrick's, followed by dinner and dancing at the Ritz Carlton Charlotte.Vanessa was born in Canada, but currently lives in Aruba. David was born in Venezuela, but currently lives in…
  • 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…
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  • Outrageously Fun Photo Booth Ideas

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    If you’re considering hiring a photo booth for your wedding day, you can either hire backdrops and props or even create a DIY booth. Photo booths make for such a fun addition to any celebration and a proper focal point. They’re bound to get all the guests talking and really having fun at your event. What’s more, with photo booths for hire in London, you’ll end up with some seriously relaxed, different and fun pictures of your wedding night that you can treasure along with your more formal snap shots. If your budget can stretch to a hired booth, you can enjoy instant prints for your…
  • Five of the Best Wedding Venues in Kent

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    There are literally thousands upon thousands of places that would frame the perfect setting for a wedding in Kent. If you are planning your big day and are at a loss as to where you would like to hold the ceremony and reception, perhaps it would be best to start with a general idea as to the types of venues available. Some couples want the thrill of a big city wedding with all the noise, crowds and entertainment whilst others prefer a more subdued venue such as in a gloriously green and peaceful meadow at a country manor. Here are some ideas which can be just what you are looking for.
  • Tips and Products for Wedding Day Beauty

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    It goes without question that every girl wants to be her most beautiful self on her wedding day. After you’ve spent months organising the venue, finding the perfect dress, and arranging catering, it’s time to focus on you. To look your best all you need is a handful of great products, as well as a little time, effort and TLC. Here’s how to look amazing on your wedding day. Diet and Exercise This doesn’t mean starving yourself and running for three hours every day, but your diet and exercise routine can impact upon the condition of your skin. In the months leading up to…
  • Bring the Heat to a Winter Wedding Ensemble

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Whether you’re part of the wedding entourage, mother of the bride or just a humble guest, deciding what to wear at a wedding causes many women incredible amounts of stress. But when it’s a winter wedding, multiply that by two. You want to look spectacular but you can’t do that if your skin is covered in goosebumps and your teeth are chattering. So what does one wear to a winter wedding Wedding Party If you’re the bride or bridesmaid, the dresses could be velvet, with lace sleeves. To keep the cold firmly at bay, add a beautiful faux fur wrap, which will give an opulent, Dr Zhivago…
  • Classic Winter Proposal Ideas

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    You can’t get more romantic than a proposal during the festive period, regardless of how you do it. The internet has an abundance of wedding site inspiration on how you can propose and guarantee a “yes!” as well as preparing for the wedding post-celebration, and we’re here to help. Down on one knee is the tradition, and old habits die hard, however there are a number of ways you can make your proposal extra special. Overthinking such an important aspect of your life can have you flunking your lines and giving into nerves. Keep your proposal simple and thoughtful; your other half…
 
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  • Irina and Jacob's Jewish Garden Wedding

    Sarah
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Today's featured #RealWedding was submitted to us by a three-part team of photographers and videographers at Noble Photography. It was such a big day, with so many different elements, that it took a seriously big team to capture Irina and Jacob's wedding! When the crew first arrived, they found the groomsmen dressed up in "Team Groom 2014" shirts. So cute and quirky! When the time came, they finally changed into their official wedding attire... which probably wasn't as fun but definitely more formal! Before the ceremony, Jacob opened a surprise gift from Irina - a great bottle of Chanel…
  • Tuesday Shoesday: Stunning in Stripes

    Sarah
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    This #TuesdayShoesday is all about being stunning in stripes! Because brides these days love to switch up tradition a little bit and go with something a little more flashy on their feet. We love these striped picks, they're unique, fun and totally nontraditional! 1. Diane von Furstenberg Bridgette Heels - Looking for subtle stripes? These are the ones! They're gorgeous, glamorous, and striped with gold accents. They're not a long shot from classic bridal pumps, but they do offer a little bit of personality and they hold a great chic-factor. (Retail: $375.00) 2. Anthropologie Guilhermina…
  • Whisper Pink & Gray Wedding Board

    Sarah
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Looking for a soft and subtle color palette for your big day? Today's #MontageMonday inspiration board has just that. It features a whisper of pink and gray in a variety of ways that you can use for your wedding! Image by Arb Design The fun thing about this palette is that you can use it in any season, it doesn't give any seasonal feel so you don't need to worry about what time of year your wedding will be. Another plus is that with this theme, you can add a rustic vibe to it which helps to keep the cost down. Find decor at local thrift stores or rummage sales and paint or refinish them to…
  • Green Wedding Ideas

    Bill
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    There's a cottage industry that's springing up around green weddings. Now, brides and grooms have more eco-friendly wedding options when planning their big day. Professional wedding planners can help locate sources for eco-conscious supplies, but you can do it all yourself with a little research. Start here. Rehearsal Picnic Keep it simple, keep it green Instead of renting out a back room in a restaurant, why not have an outdoor picnic instead? The guests will have just as great a time with the green reception spot, and you'll have saved money too. Plus, being outside is a nice, informal way…
  • Pin This Thursday: Sports Themed Weddings

    Sarah
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    Image by Love This Day Events If you and your spouse-to-be are big sports fans, then today's #PinThisThursday is totally for you! As always, we feature one of our themed Pinterest boards to give you a bit of inspiration for your big day. So let's get started on this fun sports theme of the day! We'll touch on some of the most popular sports themes, of course it's not limited to these five sports and hopefully it will still give you some ideas for your big day, even if your sport is not featured here. Baseball This is one sport that couples just seem to love! America's favorite pastime and for…
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  • Finding The Perfect Dress: Bridal Shopping Tips

    Kym
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Shopping for a wedding dress is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of planning your big day. And with... The post Finding The Perfect Dress: Bridal Shopping Tips appeared first on .
  • Our Favorite Things: Adorable Flip-Book Proposal

    Kym
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    This is an adorable idea! Propose to your partner with one of these custom hand-drawn animated flipbooks.  Ranging in price... The post Our Favorite Things: Adorable Flip-Book Proposal appeared first on .
  • diy Projects: Favor Labels for Paper Bags

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I have never seen a label make a brown paper bag look so good.  The folks over at Flights of... The post diy Projects: Favor Labels for Paper Bags appeared first on .
  • Things To Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Things to Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls With such a huge number of catering halls at your proximity, selection... The post Things To Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls appeared first on .
  • Inspirational Moments #32: Vintage Flair

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    via Style Me Pretty The post Inspirational Moments #32: Vintage Flair appeared first on .
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  • Sun-Soaked Treviso Destination Wedding

    Amy
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Duvan, from Colombia in South America and Valentina from Italy, met during their PhD studies in Italy’s Trieste. They decided to marry in the countryside of Treviso for a number of reasons (which Valentina talks about below) and their spiritual celebration was created by the couple themselves, inspired by an animistic view of the world in which everything is connected. Their beautifully sun-drenched wedding day included tons of wildflowers, gorgeous rustic details and an amazingly colourful fruit platter “cake,” and was captured by the team at AV Photography. DECIDING ON…
  • Relaxed Irish Wedding with Simple Tapestry

    Amy
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Carol and Sean, from Dublin in Ireland, wanted to marry somewhere relaxed that suited their personalities. They found the perfect venue not too far away: Rathsallagh House in Co. Wicklow had just the vibe they were after. While we normally showcase destination weddings, we often like to bring readers home-grown celebrations too. After all, Ireland is hugely popular with both American and mainland European couples seeking somewhere different that’s perfect for a destination wedding. The brilliant team at Simple Tapestry captured this couple’s beautiful celebration. DECIDING THE…
  • Amalfi Coast Elopement with Rochelle Cheever

    Amy
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Gia and Ricky eloped from the US to Italy’s Almafi Coast, world renowned for its beauty and romance, seeking to rediscover Gia’s Italian roots in the little town of Positano. They spent the day of their wedding on a grand tour of the area and enjoyed breathtaking views from cliff top locations. We’re huge fans of Gia’s boho style gown, which was utterly perfect for their laid back elopement. Photographer Rochelle Cheever, a regular contributor to Fly Away Bride, captured the couple’s precious moments along the way. HOW THEY MET “Ricky and I are both from New…
  • Fun and Reversible Bridesmaid Dresses

    Amy
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    We’re always on the lookout for versatile and pretty bridesmaid dresses (even more so with Lindsay’s wedding coming up later this year!) so the gowns from Durga Kali caught our eye during the week. Not only do they come in a great range of colours but also have the added bonus of each being reversible, turning into a little black dress that can be worn over and over again. A really considerate choice for your maids! This fun photoshoot featuring the dresses was held at the grounds of the Woolverton Inn, styled by the Belovely team and captured by M2 Photography.
  • Colourful Santorini Wedding with Epic Views

    Amy
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Dara and Danny are from Seattle in the US and flew for their destination wedding last year to the town of Oia on the island of Santorini. Both Danny’s parents and grandparents married in Greece which prompted the couple to return here for their own celebration. They were so glad they did, tying the knot at a relaxed and colourful ceremony perfectly suited to their personalities before tucking into a nine course reception meal. Erin from Lindeman Weddings & Events organised the couple’s celebration and talks more below on the big day and its planning. DECIDING ON THE…
 
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  • Jennifer + Fernando | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Maloman Studios

    Kelly
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The incredible venues for Jennifer and Fernando’s wedding have been wooing us since we saw the photos. The ceremony inside a stunning Catholic church followed by the reception (and party!) in a dramatically lit and decorated former bank were both glamorous and unforgettable in their own way. Jennifer looked completely perfect for the vintage glam wedding in none other than Monique Lhuillier, in a dress fittingly called “Dream,” since it really was her dream gown. Jennifer + Fernando | Feb 22, 2014 | Miami, Florida | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Dream The Ceremony…
  • Romantic Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

    Kelly
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Oversized blooms, soft color palettes and a stunningly lush arrangement are what define a romantic bridal bouquet, a look we can never get enough of. If you aren’t sure which kind of bouquet style or color you’d like to accompany you down the aisle, look no further than this inspiration for a wedding floral look that’s timeless and perfectly pretty. Hold onto your veil. This bouquet is DIY. Yes, really! Huge peonies and a mix of hydrangeas and carnations created this ultimate bridal bouquet designed by the bride herself. Photo: Megan Robinson Photography, Flowers from…
  • Nathalie + Massimo | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Blushing Bride Studio and Sacha Iovino

    Kelly
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This wedding set in old Montréal is all about elegance and romance. Classic roses, luxe linens and blush pink details created a glamorous feel at this black-tie affair. The bride and groom did not skimp on the personal details either, handwriting notes to each of their 160 guests and spending hours dancing and celebrating with them. Nathalie + Massimo | August 16, 2014 | Montréal, Canada | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier, Laurence The Ceremony We got married at the breathtaking St. Joachim Church, overlooking the water in Pointe-Claire Village surrounded by all of our closest…
  • Sarah + Sam | Maggie Sottero Wedding from Michael Mistretta Photography

    Holly
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This winter wedding on a lovely estate in Taylor, Texas is charming, elegant and delightfully down to earth.  I love the photo montage of Sarah + Sam’s first look.  What a great idea to pass a written note in arms reach of each other.  And just as you finish reading a love letter from your soon to be husband, ta-da! You lock eyes with your life partner, marking the first of many amazing moments on a very special day. Don’t miss Sarah’s stunning Maggie Sottero wedding dress, Camille.  When asked why she decided to sell her gown, Sarah shared with us that she would like to buy a…
  • Groom’s Crew: Great Ways to Ask Groomsmen to the Wedding Party

    Kelly
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Asking the gents to be a part of the wedding party is a great excuse for the groom to get involved. Here are some ideas to get the one-time wingmen to accompany the groom down the aisle on one of the most important days of his life. Fill out the bar with a bottle of something good and gift it with these printable chalkboard labels. We suggest botanical bitters for the perfect cocktail or a bottle of his favorite scotch. Punny men will like this polite request the groom must ask. A crafty project for the groom-to-be to take on including a flask, cake pops and more. Instructions at Elizabeth…
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  • Modern + Minimal Atlanta Wedding: Yvonne + Young

    Jen
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Does the idea of lots of planning + deciding on the perfect details kind of make you want to elope? Well, this wedding might inspire you to keep planning a wedding, but by having it at a restaurant with great food + design, there isn’t really much else you’ll need to worry about! We hope it will inspire those of you big on minimal design + great food. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Georgia Woodland Wedding: Sara + JimColorful Homespun Atlanta Wedding: Sara + BlakePlayful Mid-Century Palm Springs Wedding: Rachel + MichaelMexican-Inspired…
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 2

    katiereed
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Welcome back! You did catch Part 1 of Sarah + Leigh’s wedding in the Canadian mountains, right? ‘Cause we’re onto Part 2 – their amaze reception – filled with tons of creative DIY details + some pretty epic post-wedding portraits by Phil Chester! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 1Canadian Backyard Wedding: Kara + TomIntimate Portland Warehouse Wedding: Julie + NateColorful Fiesta-Inspired Wedding: Marissa + GregTexas Warehouse Wedding: Emily + Matt
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 1

    Jen
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’re kinda-sorta-super-insanely excited to share that all March long it’s gonna be Wedding Wednesday here at GWS! Pretty much just as evident as it sounds, since we have been getting SO many amazing weddings submitted each week, it seemed like the perfect time to share TWO incredible real weddings each Wednesday this month. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Canadian Rocky Mountains Camp Wedding: Sarah + Leigh – Part 2Canadian Backyard Wedding: Kara + TomIntimate Portland Warehouse Wedding: Julie + NateColorful Fiesta-Inspired…
  • Relaxed Outdoor Sweden Wedding: Jakob + Alexandra

    Jen
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Since Jakob is a talented wedding photographer – one half of the amazing photo duo Nordica Photography – his experiences at weddings from behind the lens gave him a pretty clear idea of what kind of celebration he wanted. Luckily, his lovely bride, Alexandra, had a similar idea of the perfect fête, so combining their ideas + making it happen was pretty much a cinch. When describing his idea of the perfect wedding, Jakob explained it would be, Outdoors, nothing too fancy, with the main idea of everyone having a good time. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • Wedding Photography by Shaw Photography Co. + A Photography Package Giveaway!

    Jen
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who will capture your intimate wedding or elopement with beautiful photographs + honest storytelling, your search may be over after meeting Shaw Photography Co. This talented husband + wife team believes that they are brought together with each of their client’s to create magic + memories to be cherished for years to come. See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Macy’s Registry – and Sept Promo!The Wedding Salon in NYC + A Giveaway!Love Tour Bridal Bash + Ticket Giveaway!Bridesmaids Dresses…
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  • FAQ’s of Wedding Save the Dates

    Sara Haese
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    When a couple decides to get married, there’s usually no question that they will eventually be sending out wedding invitations.  But what about save the dates? Here are answers to some commonly asked questions that should help if you are considering whether or not to send save the dates to your wedding guests. In the Crest Save the Date Card and Envelope What exactly are save the date cards?  They are cards that are sent out before your formal invitations to announce your upcoming wedding date.  The design you choose may be printed on one or two sides, may match your wedding…
  • Wedding Accommodation Card Tips

    Sara Haese
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    A wedding accommodation card is an optional insert piece that can be included with your invitation mailing.  Their purpose is to inform your guests of the hotel options you have made available for them.  Depending on how many out-of-town guests you are expecting to attend, you may want to hold a block of rooms at more than one hotel in the area. Typical information that can be printed on accommodation cards includes… Name and address of hotel Phone number for making hotel reservations Hotel website for more information Date by which reservations should be made (Hotels may only…
  • 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…
 
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  • Speaking at Inspired 2015 Presented by Amber Housley

    Kristin Polhemus
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    I’ll never forget the day I met Amber.  I had arrived on a flight to West Palm Beach for a luxury wedding industry conference with plans to share a room with three other women I had never met.  One of those women was Amber Housley.  From the moment I met Amber, I knew I liked her.  She was driven, intuitive, and kind.  A great steward of her time, Amber somehow managed a 9-5 corporate job; an event planning, design, and stationery business; being a mom and wife; and pulling it all off in a colorful frock, pearly white smile, and perfect hair.  Was this lady for real? Well, yes.
  • Cameron Diaz inspired Style Me Pretty Wedding Roundup: Featured

    Kristin Polhemus
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Cameron Diaz inspired Style Me Pretty to put together a collection of their 17 all-time favorite home-inspired weddings, and I almost pinched myself when I saw that not one… not two… but three of the photos chosen were of weddings I designed! I lovvve Cameron Diaz’s style (have you seen her apartment designed by Kelly Wearstler?), and though I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see more photos from her tented, at-home wedding to Benji Madden, I’m kind of psyched to think that the number one wedding blog thinks our styles are a good match.  (My sporadic dance…
  • Ashford Estate Wedding Published on Style Me Pretty

    Kristin Polhemus
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The Ashford Estate is one of my favorite venues, and not only because it’s five minutes from my office(!).  There’s something special about renting out an entire estate for you and your guests, so it feels like home; and then having your 24 besties spend the night in one of twelve beautifully-appointed guest rooms.  Add a photographer like Kay English Photography, and you have the makings of one lovely wedding day! It was a beautiful day in Philadelphia when Adam and I met Erin, Elliot, and Erin’s mom Kathy at a quaint little coffee shop in the heart of the city.  We hit…
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  • Vote for your choice of the best in the 2nd Ottawa Wedding Awards

    Alan Viau
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    The Ottawa Wedding Awards recognizes the leaders in the industry who have demonstrated the very best creativity, imagination, and service throughout the year. As voted upon by their peers and those whose lives they have touched, the winners in each category have been selected because they have taken their business to the highest level. With your vote, the companies which have established themselves as the best in the city will be determined.  A notice came out from Brian Henry, who is on the committee for the Ottawa Wedding Awards and President/ Co-Owner of Quality…
  • ETSY Wedding Ideas: Hot Trends

    Alan Viau
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    My curation of weddings ideas on Etsy.   SEQUIN PHOTO Backdrop Romance ivory Alencon lace bridal capelet Art Deco Bridal Demi Headwrap with Rose Gold Rhinestones Geometric Cake Toppers Handmade Tissue Paper Flower Hanging Garland Felt flower bouquet polka dot buttonsFiled under: Etsy Products Tagged: etsy, wedding
  • Inspirational Wedding Pictures March 2, 2105

    Alan Viau
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    My curation of wedding pics on the web   Filed under: Inspirational Wedpics Tagged: Cake, decor, Wedding dress
  • Enough of the Cold – Get to Vegas

    Alan Viau
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    The winter weather in Ottawa has everyone’s saying “Enough of the cold”. There’s still time to plan an escape to a warmer locale. Average temperatures in Las Vegas will be in the 70s by March and well above 80 degrees come April. From lounging by the pool to enjoying lunch in the sun, a Sin City escape is sure to warm you inside and out. Hit The Pool. Many pools in Vegas remain open all year, but the true season kicks off in March. From child-free escapes and beachside betting to the ultimate daylife party and family friendly fun, there’s an option to fit everyone’s…
  • 10 Hidden Wedding Costs to Watch Out For

    Alan Viau
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Pricey extras can slide under your wedding budget radar and add up fast Read your contracts to look specifically for tips, delivery fees and overtime charges. When you’re signing your contracts, ask about things like delivery and cleanup, so you aren’t surprised later on, and account for all of the following 1. Wedding Band Equipment Why it’s hidden: The cost of the wedding band includes fees for the musicians’ time and the minimum amount of equipment needed. If your reception space is extra­large, additional speakers and microphones could be required to project the…
 
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  • DIY Save The Dates

    Cierra Cline
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Save the dates are marvelous for many reasons – you have the ability to give your guests a notice well in advance, it sets the date in stone, and it prepares you for the next step, the invitations. Now, for those of you who want to save a few pennies, there are a few ways of going about it, one being DIY save the dates!As I was scrolling through my Microsoft Word menu, I noticed a template for save the dates! How convenient! So, I went ahead and started playing around with it to see what I could come up with. Not only was it easy, but the result was professional, easy, and free! So, here…
  • An Irish Wedding: Outdoor Décor

    Cierra Cline
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Ok, so far we’ve taken a look at indoor Celtic-themed wedding decorations, but what about those of you who are hosting you wedding outdoors? If you’re on a budget and you’re a DIY fanatic, you can go about decorating your reception and ceremony area with a personal touch! There are so many cool and fun DIY projects for you to do, but I’m only going to mention a few. So, if you’re ready to check out some great outdoor wedding decorations, here are some ideas! Lighting: Again, lighting is super important when it comes to decorations for many reasons. Some of the reasons include…
  • An Irish Wedding: DIY Wedding Decorations

    Cierra Cline
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Ok, now that we have a list of Celtic themed wedding favors, now we can take a deeper look into some great DIY Celtic themed wedding decorations. Remember, lighting is important, so we’ll take a look at some great light fixture ideas! Table Lanterns by FestivitiesMN DIY Decorations: This may seem a bit daunting, but truth be told, this could be more fun than you think! We’ll organize decorations by indoor and outdoor, focusing today on indoor decorations. If you’re wedding is outside, the next blog post is just for you! Ok, so, here are some great indoor DIY decoration ideas just for…
  • An Irish Wedding: DIY Decorations

    Cierra Cline
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Ok, we’ve taken a gander at attire and taken a smidgen of a glimpse at some DIY things you could do for favors as well as decorations. I’m going to show you just how to do these favors and decorations to not only save you a few pennies, but to make it a little more personable, enjoyable, and unforgettable! An Irish Proverb by Abby Lanes DIY Irish Themed Favors: One of the greatest favors since sliced bread is ingredients in a jar for breads, cookies, and even hot chocolate. So, let’s go ahead and take a favorite Irish dessert and let’s turn it into a delicious favor! Irish Soda Bread…
  • An Irish Wedding on a Budget: Part 2

    Cierra Cline
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    We’ve already taken a look at just some of the pieces that you need to pull off an Irish wedding! We’ve looked at the groom and groomsmen pieces as well as some advice on your wedding dress. Now, we’ll take a look at bridesmaid dresses and we’ll start looking into DIY Irish decorations that are gorgeous, eye catching, and affordable! The Bridesmaids: Now, like your dress, you can find a lot of great selections on line. But, unlike your wedding dress, it’s not crucial that they try on a similar style before they order. There are a ton of great bridesmaid dress websites, so I’ll…
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  • Wine Wednesday: Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

    Lisa
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pounding slices of pork tenderizes the meat, making it thin enough to take on the flavor of the marinade and allowing it to cook fast enough to stay moist. 1 cup Chinese fermented black beans (5 ounces); see Note 1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and coarsely chopped One 4-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled […]
  • Best Buy has a wedding registry with your name on it.

    Lisa
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    With so many things to do before your big day, how about making life a little easier when it comes to your wedding registry? Did you know that Best Buy now has a wedding registry?!? I KNOW!! I’m a real fan of Best Buy. It’s been a long time since a store has the latest […]
  • NYFW Beauty: Jay Manuel Beauty for Bibhu Mohapatra

    Lisa
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:29 am
    The Inspiration “It’s as though she stepped out of a painting from the 1920’s but there’s a hint of modernity.  She’s iconic, mysterious and a bit melancholy. Her mood is somber” – Jay Manuel Team Jay Manuel and Marla Belt for Jay Manuel Beauty The Partnership “I’m thrilled to collaborate with Bibhu Mohapatra and help […]
  • Wine Wednesday: Short Rib Stew

    Lisa
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:56 am
    I got this from a chef in my neighborhood. I’ve tried it and OMG!! This is sooo rich and amazing.  What chef does the day after (if there is any left) he makes sliders. So…if you try this on Friday night…how about some sliders for the weekend football game?  Hmmmm.  Enjoy! 3 1/2 pounds boneless […]
  • Ken Paves says You Are Beautiful with his hair care collection

    Lisa
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    The Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Collection combines the latest hair care technologies, typically found only in salons, with natural, good-for-your-hair ingredients that allow women everywhere to celebrate and enhance their natural beauty. His unique vision and signature hairstyles incorporate innovative, confident and sexy designs that are translated into products that not only touch the […]
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  • Lavish Spring Wedding

    bellemagazine
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Are you a fan of grand gestures and equally exuberant weddings? Then look no further, lovelies, and let me introduce you to this luxuriously fabulous affair.  With such a glorious wedding proposal involving a romantic Jamaican getaway, rose petal walkways, and candlelit dinners, an equally majestic celebration was paramount for Shabnam and Matthew. Captured to perfection by Will Pursell Photography, this elegant affair showcases a magical mix of radiant orchids gently cascading down white vases and pink peonies galore. Be sure to take a look at the full gallery, for more details and…
  • Wedding Dresses by Karen Willis Holmes 2014

    bellemagazine
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    If you are a girl looking for the wedding dress of your dreams and you like feminine and elegant styles with a touch of vintage sophistication, today’s array of bridal gowns is totally for you! With her Bespoke and KWH Collections designer, Karen Willis Holmes is saying “I do” to beautiful custom made pieces and out of the rack frocks  that whisper enchantment and celebrates romance.  We are loving it! We invite you to take a look at this gorgeous 2014 collections and find the wedding dress that has your name written all over it. Please contact Karen Willis Holmes for authorized…
  • Wedding Day Look: Lavish Spring

    bellemagazine
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Spring is so close I can nearly taste it, but while we patiently wait for old man winter to slowly fade away the last of our weekly wedding day looks by Justin Alexander should certainly do the trick. Today’s bridal fashion story is inspired by a lavish tablescape that takes spring glamour to a whole new level of luxury – just the perfect match for a Justin Alexander gown. Because when it comes to heart-flutteringly gorgeous weddings gowns, Justin Alexander can seriously do no wrong.  I swear, they have romantic sophistication down to an absolute science. Image: Levine Fox Events The…
  • 12 Stunning Wedding Centerpieces – 30th Edition

    bellemagazine
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    One of my favorite parts of planning my own wedding came with designing the centerpieces.  I personally think this is one of the most important aspects, especially since this will be a constant for a guest considering they will be sitting with your incredibly gorgeous displays throughout the reception.  If you’re stumped for ideas, let me help you out and show you some of the most beautiful centerpieces I could find, ranging from Hollywood chic to glitz and glam to rustic sophistication.  Whatever your style, I’m sure you’ll find the right inspiration to suite your taste.
  • Soft and Romantic Outdoor Wedding

    bellemagazine
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Because We’re All About that Cake Are you all in for a treat!  Literally!  The cake is always a grand gesture in the wedding, but sometimes even more majestic is an intricately detailed cake with crystal and rose accents, accompanied with many scrumptious and divine desserts. Emily Heizer Photography beautifully focused not only on the happy couple, but also captured the fine detail in the pink gold dusted macarons, all displayed magnificently for all to share, because let’s get right down to it: Sweets bring us together! Of course, its not just about the desserts.  The romantic…
 
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    Wedding Tips & Ideas

  • Real Wedding – Modern Romance

    Real Weddings
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The contemporary interior of Alto, in Melbourne’s iconic GPO building, made for a modern wedding reception for Melissa Barberoglou and Adam Fato. With its simple and stylish décor, the couple described their wedding as the absolute pinnacle of their lives. Melbourne Planetarium was where Adam proposed to Melissa. “I got my inspiration from a Friends episode,” [...]Real Wedding – Modern Romance is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Yarra Valley Enchantment

    Real Weddings
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Beth and Rich were married in the picturesque Yarra Valley on a beautiful spring day. After falling in love with the Historic Barn at Yering Station, the couple knew it was the perfect place to hold their wedding ceremony. “We loved the blend of old and new, and the huge barn doors added a sense [...]Real Wedding – Yarra Valley Enchantment is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Sea Breeze

    Real Weddings
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Andrea Fletcher and Nicholas Jacob had the challenging task of organising their Australian, beachside wedding from the other side of the world. With the help of their families and dedicated suppliers the couple were able to create a wedding filled with brilliant colour. THE PROPOSAL Nicholas proposed to Andrea in Sicily where the couple were [...]Real Wedding – Sea Breeze is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Create your Gift Registry – with JIMMY POSSUM

    Real Weddings
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Now days, many couples are already well established in their own homes when they are getting married. But that doesn’t mean your wedding registry has to be less about your home, in-fact, it is the perfect opportunity to choose ‘forever pieces’ that will last you a lifetime and be a special reminder of your wedding [...]Create your Gift Registry – with JIMMY POSSUM is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Timeless Romance

    Real Weddings
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Hayley Whelan and Daniel Ford’s waterfront wedding fulfilled their expectations of a romantic, Romeo and Juliet themed wedding with an abundance of flowers and a timeless feel. “It was a hectic year for us,” Hayley explained. “I was finishing my masters in nursing and we’d just bought a house. On the first night after we’d [...]Real Wedding – Timeless Romance is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
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  • Intimate Moment | Scottsdale Wedding Photographer | Clayton on the Park

    Melissa
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:19 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. One of our favorite parts of a wedding day (there are so many favorite parts!!) is when everyone can let their hair down and enjoy themselves on the dance floor. Throughout the wedding day we do our best to be as unobtrusive as possible. It is because of this that we are able to capture these intimate moments between a couple. Yes the bride and groom are our main focus throughout the getting ready, the ceremony, cocktail…
  • A Beautiful Rainy Day for a Wedding | Omni Montelucia Resort | Scottsdale Wedding Photographer

    keith
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:30 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 planning a wedding in Arizona you would never ever suspect that it could possibly rain on your wedding day. Never in a million years. It is sunny here every single day or so it seems. So a rainy Saturday is not a welcome sight. Fortunately for this couple the deluge occurred before their ceremony and it rained a little bit after but thank goodness the ceremony went off without a hitch! A destination wedding for this…
  • Surprise Finish Line Marriage Proposal | PF Chang Rock n Roll Maration | Phoenix, AZ

    Melissa
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 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. What a romantic. I love that this Mr. decided to do a finish line proposal and have it documented! How awesome is that? He wanted to tell the story of her day. The early morning start to the PF Chang Rock n Roll Marathon. And of course the big Finish. A finish line proposal. How amazing??? And the best part, she didn’t even know we were there – until of course the very end. Finishing a marathon to me is a huge…
  • Bentley Projects | Downtown Phoenix Venues | Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:38 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 like you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” EE Cummings When we met this couple I guess close to a year ago,  you could tell immediately how genuinely in love they were with each other. So natural. So real. You knew that they were head over heels for each other but you also knew right away how important they were to each other and how…
  • Wedding Selfies | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:45 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. I love group selfies at weddings. What are these even called??? There isn’t a wedding we attend that we can’t get at least one of these fun shots! Needless to say brides weren’t doing this 15 or so years ago when we started our business!!!
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    Brides, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls: Get Unveiled

  • Introducing our Alfred Angelo bride of the month, Faye! Faye wed...

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Introducing our Alfred Angelo bride of the month, Faye! Faye wed her husband Brian in Cancun, Mexico on August 8, 2014. Much like their relationship, their wedding theme was inspired by Aladdin’s “I Can Show You the World.” "Our first date was at a Thai restaurant, which was hysterical because he’s a picky eater," says Faye. "I opened his life to so many new foods, ideas, traveling, and the most important component is that we did it together. He introduced me to a world of family, love and care, which was absent in my life growing up." Faye appropriately selected Jasmine Style 215…
  • Our beautiful #snowwhitedress in action on the runway! Also...

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Our beautiful #snowwhitedress in action on the runway! Also available in white or ivory. 
  • We’re trendspotting the 2015 Academy Awards! And the award...

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    BLACK AND SLEEK Seen on: Cate Blanchett Similar: Style 7326L http://bit.ly/1AnFKeV OFF THE SHOULDER Seen on: Reese Witherspoon Similar: Style 7330L http://bit.ly/1DdQ74C LOVELY NUDE Seen on: Oprah Similar: Style 9019 http://bit.ly/1A0UgEi BELL SLEEVES Seen on: Margot Robbie Similar: Style 7327L http://bit.ly/1AnFWuF FLATTERING RUCHING Seen on: Zoe Saldana Similar: Style 2494 http://bit.ly/1AC9aVq We’re trendspotting the 2015 Academy Awards! And the award goes to… these five eye-catching trends! 
  • Meet our Blogger Ambassador, Lee!

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    If you’re a fan of our social media pages, you’ve seen Lee Allport. She’s a wife, mother and the founder of the leading lifestyle blog MySentimentExactLee. This past year we partnered with Lee for the Real Women/Real Brides blog campaign, and she works tirelessly to bring our gowns to life with fun, interesting and real women. Most importantly, Lee injects her own lively and passionate personality into everything that she does. Below, we discuss Lee, her upcoming 10-year vow renewal and the RW/RB project. Lee, can you start by telling us a little about yourself?I’m…
  • Bridesmaid trend alert! Velvet is soft, easy to wear and has a...

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Bridesmaid trend alert! Velvet is soft, easy to wear and has a richness that makes you want to reach out and touch it. See the styles: http://bit.ly/1J4wO3Q
 
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  • Calabria Wedding Photographer // Gemma & Rocco

    Nordica Photography
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    Gemma and Rocco were married in the ghost town of Pentedattilo in southern Italy. Pentedattilo is one of those places you have to experience, but in short, it’s an old, abandoned town on a mountain in the south of Italy. With Rocco’s family living in a small village called Scilla not too far away, the Calabria area and Pentedattilo was a perfect choice for Gemma and Rocco’s wedding. Gemma’s British family flew in, globe-trotting friends came from all over the world, and the  best of times was had. The post Calabria Wedding Photographer // Gemma & Rocco…
  • Asatru Wedding // Lexy & Neil

    Nordica Photography
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Lexy and Neil’s asatru wedding in West Iceland. Lexy and Neil planned their destination wedding in Iceland because of the inspiring landscapes. They had never been, but knew it was for them. The decision proved right, and aside from the wedding meeting their wishes, the landscapes later inspired the music for an album Neil will be releasing. Here’s the story of their dark, beautiful day. The post Asatru Wedding // Lexy & Neil appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Tuscany Wedding Photographer // Antonella & David

    Nordica Photography
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Antonella and David were married in Lucca, a small charming town in Tuscany, Italy. While living in London, England, David and Antonella have a strong connection to Tuscany. Antonella’s family comes this part of Italy, so it was a natural decision for her and David to choose Lucca and the beautiful beachside town of Massa for their wedding. Family and friends flew in, and they all celebrated in great style. The post Tuscany Wedding Photographer // Antonella & David appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Stockholm Wedding Photographer // Erika & Romain

    Nordica Photography
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    Barn weddings in Sweden are rare. Erika and Romain’s almost never happened at all.   Beckershofs Herrgård is in Katrineholm, Sweden, the venue for their summer wedding, and has an old barn hidden away on the property. The barn hadn’t been used as a wedding venue, and the property owners had written it off long ago as a dusty old building. But when Erika found it, that was it. She made up her mind. So Erika, her friends and family cleared out the old barn, tidied it up, and the setting was set for the weekend celebration. Erika and Romain’s wedding is featured on These…
  • Nordica Photography 2014

    Nordica Photography
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    The world is a beautiful place. Thanks to the couples who trust in us to travel to their weddings. To the photographers who show us their homes and cities. To planners and organizers for inviting us to their events. To people from around the world who leave us messages about our photography. To the wedding vendors we work alongside. Anyone who takes the time to view our work. Thank you. 2014 was great and to put a close on it, we’re summarizing the year with photos and a short Q&A to each other. Apologies in advance for the long post. There’s a lot of beauty in the…
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  • Top 10 Ways to Avoid Surprise All Inclusive Wedding Costs

    Bobette Kyle
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    One would think “all” means–well, all– when buying an all inclusive wedding package. Unfortunately, the definition varies for each venue. If you are not wary, your final cost may vary substantially from what you expected. To avoid sticker shock be sure to have a detailed conversation about what is (and is not) included in your package price and any additional fees that may apply. Also, read the contract carefully and ask questions about gray areas. Sadly, whoever you are speaking with will not necessarily disclose everything. Here are some tips for getting the most for…
  • 11 Ideas for Cute but Inexpensive Wedding Accessories

    Bobette Kyle
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Ladies, there are a couple of ways to approach accessories. You may make the dresses the focus and choose understated accessories or decide to go with simple dresses—of which there are more inexpensive choices—and focus on shoes, sashes or belts, scarves, wraps, bags, etc. Either way, there are a variety of techniques for stretching the budget. Shoes 1-4) Any fashion diva knows shoes deserve a special mention! Consequently, they get a post of their own. Click over to The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes for four footwear-specific ideas. The Sashes or Belts 5) Make your own…
  • The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes

    Bobette Kyle
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    While having a wedding shop such as David’s Bridal order wedding shoes for the bridal party may be a convenient option that move will likely result in the costliest footwear. The secret to the best selection at the most savings is to go online: Broader Selection. In addition to the obvious—you have access to more inventory through the Internet–all types of shoes are showing up in weddings these days. You still have the option of purchasing traditional bridal brands like Touch Ups and Dyeables in white satin, of course, but the alternatives are much broader. Color is common for…
  • Top 10 Mason Jar Wedding Invitation Ideas

    Bobette Kyle
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern weddings is the range of rustic and country-inspired elements popping up, the mason jar being one of the most predominant. Not only is it fun to drink from, but the container is also a natural for wedding decorations. And, as with most wedding decor, it has made its way onto invitation and save the date designs. After studying what’s available, I’ve come up with ten different general looks you may like, along with an example of each. Find them left to right, top to bottom on the graphic in the order listed below. You can also find over…
  • Unique & Inexpensive Men’s Wedding Bands

    Bobette Kyle
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    A plain wedding band for your husband-to-be would be, but you do, even on a tight budget, have the option of choosing a more unique style. Here are four of my favorites (top to bottom, left to right in the image). (1) Mesh. Both masculine and stylish, this industrial-looking ring is made from titanium and stainless steel. Currently $65. Find it here. (2) Wood. Rings featuring wood inlays are my personal favorites. This particular style also features a recessed cubic zirconium (CZ). The metal portion of the band is made from titanium and includes an inscription. Durable, stylish, and…
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    Artfully Wed

  • Rustic Purple Cabin Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Emily and Jason were married in October at Miller Cabin, a gorgeous, rustic venue that served as the ideal backdrop for their purple and yellow autumn wedding overflowing with gourds, sunflowers and wild flowers. The two have known each other since grade school; they dated in high school and took a break when they went to different colleges. After three years apart, the decided to rekindle their relationship, and they haven’t looked back since. Emily and her bridal party got ready at Berry Hill Mansion, while Jason anxiously waited in the courtyard for their first look! Emily and her…
  • Coral and Navy Preppy Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Marti and Ross got married in June at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa! Everything about their celebration was classic and timeless, from the exquisite flowers gracing the ceremony space at the church and the tables at the reception, to the perfectly elegant navy blue bridesmaids dresses and the incredible towering six-tiered cake. One of my favorite details, though, is the colorful Florida groom’s cake! Marissa Moss Photography captured their day. A timeless orange and navy preppy wedding in Tampa, FL My favorite part of the wedding was seeing my parents at the reception.
  • Vintage Ford Engagement Session

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Chelsea and Chris’ summer engagement session in Huntington Beach included things they love – the outdoors and a vintage Ford that’s an important part of Chelsea’s family history. Amanda Patrice captured their awesome sunset session! A summer vintage Ford engagement session in Huntington Beach, CA Chris and I met three and a half years ago at a New Year’s Eve party. We celebrated with a New Year’s kiss and felt such an instant connection that we have been together ever since. We both love being outdoors, so when we first started dating we would go on a lot…
  • Elegant Gold and Emerald Winery Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Stephanie and Corey’s Labor Day weekend wedding at Chaumette Winery, nestled in the hills of St. Genevieve, was a beautiful celebration in tones of emerald green and gold! Their wedding was an intimate, elegant, family-filled affair that perfectly matched their love for one another. Stephanie wore delicate emerald earrings and had a hint of green in her beautiful white lily and rose bouquet. The green and gold theme carried over to their barn reception, which featured a cake table filled with bite-sized sweets and their favorite green and gold candies. The night ended with a…
 
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  • Bright & Colorful DIY Jewish Wedding

    Allison Grossman
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Colorful, sweet, and beautiful. This is how Sara and Mayan described their recent Jewish wedding… and after a look at their photos, we couldn’t agree more. Thank you to Kirsten Smith Photography for capturing every memorable moment! After meeting and falling in love at work, they shared a wedding full of loveliness and warmth. Vibrant florals set the tone for the day, adding natural beauty to every detail.  Sara and Mayan’s stationery choices followed the day’s theme, with a colorful invitation from Wedding Paper Divas. The couple married at Maryland’s charming Antrim…
  • 7 Ideas for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues

    Cigall Goldman
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents all over the world as they move on to a new phase of adulthood.  As sacred as these events are, they are also very exciting and fun, and should be marked with a special celebration that reflects your son or daughter. But before you can delve too far into the details, it’s important to first figure out what type of venue style you’re interested in and ultimately, where to host the reception. Photo Credit (Clockwise): 404 NYC, Long Island Marriott, Temple Emanu-El of Closter, Pole Position Raceway, Chelsea Piers,…
  • 9 Purim Gift Basket (Mishloach Manot) Ideas

    Cigall Goldman
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Purim is approaching!  That means fun, costumes, celebration, and Purim Baskets! We’re excited to share creative ideas to make your Purim Basket, or Mishloach Manot, extra special and memorable.   9 Unique Purim Basket Ideas Purim baskets typically contain cookies, candies, masks, and noisemakers, and come in a bag or box.  Lots of people get creative with these items, but it’s not as common to skip the bag or box in favor of more unique packaging. 1. Edible Packaging Made in Melissa’s Kitchen For smaller Mishloach Manot, why not make a Kit Kat Basket! 2. Recycle…
  • Fun Safari Animal Print Bat Mitzvah in New York

    Allison Grossman
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Funky zebra print at an elegant country club may seem unconventional, but Daniella’s Bat Mitzvah had a perfect balance of style and cool! Photography by 5th Avenue Digital. Indoor/Outdoor New York Venue The Hampshire Country Club in Mamaronek, NY has a beautiful outdoor backdrop and upscale indoor venue space. Cocktail Hour A clear tent allowed guests to enjoy great views during the cocktail hour. Black and white tablecloths meshed well with the theme, and purple and green flowers complimented the outdoor area. Bat Mitzvah Party The reception room was chic, with zebra-print chairs and…
  • EM Productions Brings Flair to Event Videography!

    Allison Grossman
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    EM Productions is an exciting alternative to the traditional wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah video. Owner and head videographer, Kiersten, is a professional filmmaker. With as much interest in production style as the people she’s filming, Kiersten creates a story with every video. ** Special Offer ** EM Productions is offering a $250 Gift Check for any package to anyone who books through the end of March 2015! This personal interest allows for an even more exciting product…and this company offers plenty of those! EM Productions creates customary event footage, with added options to personalize…
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    Modern Jewish Wedding

  • Melbourne, Australia Modern Jewish Wedding from Noble Photography

    Michele
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Irina & Jacob’s Modern Jewish Wedding took place half way around the world from where I sit here at the MJW office and yet, a Jewish wedding is a Jewish wedding.  All the same traditions:  from getting ready with friends, a Chuppah ceremony with Hebrew Shevra Brachot, a rousing hora and time spent alone with your beshert (all though not necessarily in the same order as we in the US are familiar). Oh and we’re sure the his and her Chanel gifts should be a tradition that all Modern Jewish couples (hint, hint Mr. MJW) do every year on their…
  • Wisconsin Barn Modern Jewish Wedding from Ueda Photography

    Michele
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details “Just before sunset one evening in late September, I suggested we take out our canoe one last time before we put it away for the season (Jesse had planted the idea in my head earlier in the afternoon). We approached the shore as our leisurely hour in the canoe was coming to an end when the canoe started to rock. I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned around to find Jesse on his knees right behind me in the canoe, with a ring in hand. We had already discussed and known the question & the answer for quite some time, but it was a very special moment…
  • Ritz Carlton Naples, Florida Modern Jewish Wedding from Tonya Malay Photography

    Michele
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Jen who works for American Express and Sam who serves as President of a safety facility services company were set up.  And, as Jen says, It was love at first scotch.” The couple wanted simple, modern elegance with the gorgeous backdrop of their venue the Ritz Carlton Naples. So, they chose a color palette of white with the Pantone Color of 2014, Radiant Orchard.  The beautiful setting lent itself to a fun and elegant vibe. Jen said, The Ritz Carlton Naples has always been our ‘home away from home’. I have had such amazing memories there…
  • Miami Modern Jewish Wedding from Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc

    Michele
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Shira and Yoni met in 2005 on a Hillel organized trip to Israel. They remained close friends for several years until Shira started a consulting project in Minneapolis in 2011. Coincidentally, Yoni was living in Minneapolis at the time and they were able to reconnect and began dating. They continued a long distance relationship, Yoni had moved to Chicago in 2012 and Shira was still living in NYC (but traveling to Minneapolis for work – the joys of consulting life!), for a year before Shira moved to Chicago in 2013. Yoni proposed on March 27, 2014 with a…
  • Long Island Modern Jewish Wedding from EXO Photography

    Michele
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Here is what EXO Photography told us about Jamie & Jason’s special day, Jamie and Jason started their day at a venue known for it’s musicians and artists, Jones Beach Nikon Theater. Our prep session took place at the backstage dressing rooms, and the first look took center stage. Following the romantic and bridal party photo session we traveled to Chateau Briand Caterers where the outdoor ceremony and reception were to take place. Jamie and Jason had a great band perform at the their wedding, The Nerds. We captured some great images the…
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    Raising Miss Matilda :: San Diego Mom and Lifestyle Blog

  • MATILDA TURNS 2.

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    My little Matilda turned 2 this past week.  And let me tell you, I can't believe its been 2 years since she was born.  I remember back to the day she was born, in an instant my heart grew a million percent, I took on the title of mama and we began the greatest journey of our lives.  She (and little Lucy) are our greatest achievement and I know the reason why I was put on this earth was to be her mom.  Matilda has grown into such a rad little girl.  She has a huge heart (the other day I caught her patting Lucy's head and covering her with kisses, I mean .... arrr!)…
  • HOW TO SURVIVE (AND EVEN THRIVE) WITH TWO UNDER TWO IN THOSE EARLY DAYS.

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    So I'm six week into being a mom of 2 under 2.  And for the most part, its going pretty well.  Of course I struggle with certain things like letting Matilda have SO much screen time while I breastfeed (I think I know every song there is on Daniel Tiger) or that I have eaten more than my fair share of sugary treats rather than making something healthy.  The house looks like a mess a fair amount of the day and if Lucy spits up on me, there has to be something pretty major happening in order for me to change my top.  Sounding stressful?  Well it kinda is, and then it…
  • ENTERTAINING A TODDLER - MATILDAS OBSTACLE COURSE.

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Throw back to a few weeks ago.  While we'd been hunkering down getting to know baby Lucy life had (and still has) been a little slower. I wanted to make sure Matilda was still having fun so while she was eating lunch with nene (aka granny) I popped up into her room to make a surprise obstacle course.It was super easy to do, I grabbed some yarn from the craft cupboard and started stringing it through her room. The crib and change table made great anchor points I have to say. I focussed on creating different heights so Matilda would have to climb over and under to get from one end of the…
  • MY BAR NECKLACE PUSH PRESENT.

    3 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Aaron surprised me with a beautiful push present last week - say hello to this divine Lana bar necklace from Made by Mary. The inscription is what means the most to me. Aaron knows how important sisters are (fyi, sister = built in BFF) so he had it inscribed with the initials of myself and my sister plus Matilda and Lucy "L x 3 + T". Clever huh??? Trust his scientist brain to think of that one. I love how dainty the chain in and I've got to tell you it's sits at the perfect length - not so high that your neck looks chunky but not so low it's hidden under your top. I've had it on since…
  • WELCOME TO OUR NEW BABY - LUCY MCGRATH

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    So something pretty major has happened in the past two weeks....we welcomed our second daughter into the world! Say hello to Lucy Anna McGrath! 7.1 pounds and 19 inches long, she arrived on January 9 ready to greet the world very quickly (more on the birth later) These past two weeks have been a blur, but in a good, "I-can't-believe-how-much-she-is growing-and-how-happy-we-feel" way. So far I can tell you she loves to be warm and cosy, sleeping is a favourite pastime, she has the strongest sucking reflex you've ever seen and she loves to be held close and tight. Feeding has been a…
 
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    Joshua Withers

  • Five things for the groom to prepare

    Joshua Withers
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
    I just had a chat to Jesse Wagstaff from the Perth Wildcats on 96fm Breakfast in Perth with Blackers, Carmen and Fitzy. Jesse is getting married later this year and the team wanted to impart some wedding wisdom to the groom so that he would be well prepared on his wedding day. So, here’s my five things I think every groom, and Jesse, should have in mind leading up to the wedding. Please note the list is completely exclusive of all of the normal boring wedding planning tips, we’ll leave them for the boring wedding blogs. 1. Prepare a morning-of-the-wedding gift On my wedding day I…
  • What is a pop-up wedding?

    Joshua Withers
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    If you’ve got a spare hour, fire up your Googles and do a search for pop-up wedding, this link does the search and removes our websites. It’s quite an honour to have so many people loving and copying the idea, but there’s always one question we get and thankfully no-one else is answering it well: what is a pop-up wedding. We honestly get an email every hour or two asking the same question. It’s a valid question, so don’t feel bad for asking. So many people have been quick to capitalise on the idea and say it’s a registry style wedding, it’s not quite.
  • How Caitlin will change the world

    Joshua Withers
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    I’m marrying Caitlin’s mum, to someone else of course, and when we met recently to chat about their wedding and create their ceremony, her mum hands me this yellow envelope with a note and $5.80 in silver and gold coins in it. The note reads: Dear Joash, I am pritty consearned about child marriage so please accept my donation. From Caitlin As Caitlin’s mum was filling out my booking form it asked her if she wanted to make a small donation to Plan Australia to support the work they do in eradicating child marriage. It’s all about giving girl’s the choice to be…
  • Planning for a marriage, not a wedding

    Joshua Withers
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A wedding fair I am hoping to go to in the near future asked on its application form who my target demographic is. Before you read on, stop for a second and think about how you would be described in a demographical sense. Also, is demographical a word? What demographic are you? Here’s what I wrote: My target demographic is the 24-34 aged couple that are planning for a marriage, not a wedding. Planning for a marriage I’m publishing this blog post on the rare case that a few other people might be in the same boat. The boat that set sail for a wedding and the destination was an…
  • Broaden your wedding horizons

    Joshua Withers
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    A short and quick tip today on how you can broaden your horizons, your view, your idea, of what a wedding is and can be: see other weddings more. So here’s how I can help you do that today. I know everyone already gets my current weekly email from my blog, and my blog is fine, but there are tonnes of other wedding blogs out there sharing some great ideas. So every week I promise to email you five links to other wedding blogs with some cool and different ideas. Subscribe for free here thanks to RefreshBox: http://www.refreshbox.co/newsletterInfo/8UjsNzPJHIT. See you in your inbox! (side…
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    Izelle Labuschagne Johannesburg Wedding Photography

  • MR & MRS DE JONGE |kings walden tzaneen limpopo wedding

    Izzy
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Thomas & Aimee’s wedding was the PERFECT wedding to end off 2014 – it was a photographer’s dream day to capture and I adore this couple to bits. They were obviously made for each other – they complement each other in every way possible and were such amazing people to work with. The month of their wedding we also covered their engagement session, have a look at it here: Aimee & Thomas Bicycle Themed Engagement Photoshoot. They said their vows on the 14th of December 2014 in the most beautiful town, Tzaneen, in Limpopo. Their decor was filled with personal…
  • BABY ROSS |johannesburg newborn session

    Izzy
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    Last year I had an amazing family session with the beautiful du Plessis family when little Ross was still just a tiny bump in his mommy’s belly (click here to see their family session). Now little Ross has officially been welcomed into his family and he’s the perfect addition to this lovely household <3 This is my first newborn session, so I’m very excited to share it. Little Ross and his sister are natural models and it was great fun being able to do this session in the comfort of their own home. I love that Lianè (Ross’ sister) already has a natural curiosity for…
  • MR & MRS LE ROUX |kiepersol parys wedding

    Izzy
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Sammy & Shaun said their vows on the 29th of November 2014 at the always majestic, Kiepersol Wedding Village, in Parys, Free State. Their day was a true reflection of their relationship as a couple: filled with elegant, graceful touches whilst still having a very comfortable ambience. Even the loadshedding during the reception went almost unnoticed – these two and their guests would not let anything stop them from celebrating their most precious day. It was an amazing fairytale day and I’m thrilled we could be a part of it! How did you meet / How did the proposal happen?
  • AIMEE & THOMAS |johannesburg bicycle themed engagement session

    Izzy
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:43 pm
    I met Aimee & Thomas for the first time the week before their beautiful wedding to do their engagement session. Their wedding was beyond amazing and I cannot wait to share the photos on the blog next month, but their engagement session was just as stunning. Aimee & Thomas are a perfect pair – the love and compassion they have for each other shows in each photo. Their wedding day was bicycle themed so they organised a vintage bicycle for their engagement session to stick with this theme. Delta Park in Johannesburg with its lovely greenery and faint views of the city’s…
  • MR & MRS RAMSDEN |lombardy pretoria wedding

    Izzy
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Theonette & Gordon said their “I do’s” on the 8th of November 2014 at Lombardy Boutique Hotel in Pretoria during an intimate wedding ceremony. They booked us to only cover the ceremony and post-ceremony portraits – it was a pleasure to be a part of this incredible couple’s special day. I absolutely adore Theonette’s wedding dress and I love that it’s a sentimental creation: it’s a transformation of her mother’s wedding gown. The weather also worked along so well on the day – a few good luck raindrops fell right after the ceremony…
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    Marriage Name Change

  • Publishing Your Name Change in the Newspaper

    Valera
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Name change is a legal process where a person adopts a new name distinct from their name of adoption, marriage or birth. Depending on the jurisdiction, the ease and procedures of name change really vary. Across the United States, changing names is regulated by State laws. If you're not changing your name as a result of marriage, or your name change preference (marriage or not) isn't allowed, you'll have to undergo a court petitioned name change which will involve publishing your name change in the newspaper. Normally, anyone can adopt the name they desire. In fact, by 2009, about 46 states…
  • Pre-Marriage Tips You Deserve to Know

    Valera
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:18 pm
    In case you are one of the numerous couples out there who are seriously thinking about getting married, culminating into an engagement, congratulations! You are not alone. Like every bride and groom you'll find the wedding planning part a very mind boggling affair, especially at the beginning. It is even hard for those brides whom, in their entire life, have never considered being bridesmaid or have never given a hand to a family member or friend in preparing a wedding. Before the wedding, the best pre-marriage advice is not to wait a long time and never rush in. There are a lot of…
  • Legal Things to Do After Getting Married

    Valera
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Beyond the poufy dresses in white, dreamy proposals and scrumptious layer cakes is a whole new reality for newly weds. Most of the shows on TV and celebrity weddings are all about the huge moments and just before these big moments and preparations to that memorable time every bride and her groom never forgets. However, all of these shows hardly bother to shed light or depict life beyond the choreographed wedding moments when reality really sets in. It is something else when you have a form W-2, budgets and bank balances to think about way after the honeymoon and everyone has almost forgotten…
  • Financial Advice Married Couples Don't Like to Hear

    Valera
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Of all the reasons most married folks cite for their divorce disagreements, money is perhaps the first or the second. Even with all the financial advice out there, marriages are still strained due to fights over money. There are many reasons for this but the truth is many married couples today do not want to listen to vital advice on finance. Here is a breakdown of financial advice married couples do not like to hear. Joint account and separate accounts It is important for the married couple to have separate accounts while at the same time ensuring there's a joint account created by both…
  • 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 by…
 
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    Boho Weddings™

  • 2015 Spring and Summer Make Up Trends – From Julia Jeckell

    kellyc
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
      The new year is in full flow now we are in March, the Spring/Summer months will be upon us before we know it. We thought that today it would be a good time to share with you some 2015 Spring/Summer Make Up trends. I personally feel it is great to keep refreshing your make up by styles, the colours and what type of product you use, it keeps you looking fresh and on trend! Today I am pleased to bring Julia Jeckell to the blog to tell you more about the 2015 trends. Make up trends for Boho inspired Weddings Spring & Summer 2015…How to create the perfect bridal make-up look to…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 54

    boho
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 54 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Gemma and Gareth’s Up Cycled Travel Themed Winter Wedding. By Roar Photography

    boho
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    Well hello you lovely people and welcome along to another Wednesday! It’s officially the middle of the week and I am so excited! It’s my birthday on Saturday so I am counting down the days till I can go out and celebrate! Shopping, cocktails, a lovely meal and dancing are on the menu, so I can’t wait! Today I have a gorgeous winter wedding for you from Paul at Roar Photography, it’s a really lovely wedding with some amazing details. With winter weddings for me it’s all about the use of light and this wedding has so many lovely touches. I just love the giant…
  • Boho Loves: David Morgan Photography ‘Capturing Emotional Moments Between People’

    boho
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
      As you know here at Boho we think that photography is REALLY important, a unique and pesonal wedding is all well and good but if you don’t have the memories of the day captured with some wonderful photos then the day can be lost forever. I feel that an important part of my role as a wedding blogger is to introduce you to lots of different photographers, all with different styles but all of a high-caliber and today I have a wonderful photographer to introduce you to. David Morgan Photography specialise in photojournalism ‘Capturing Emotional Moments Between…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 53

    boho
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 53 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
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    Marry Me Blog

  • Attract Plenty Of Females Using This Specific Spray

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    As a eligible gentleman, you have to experience a busy social life. A natural part of this involves being able to meet and going out with many different women. For some guys, this component to their particular life takes place without much thought and the simplicity with which they interact with women may confuse you if they might not be extremely good looking, have got a fantastic spontaneity or perhaps generate a lot of money. There is a good reason that typical men are very alluring to wonderful ladies. The answer is pheromones. Pheromones are produced normally through the human body.
  • Consider This Approach to be Able to Forget About Your Ex Lover

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Significant relationships will almost always be difficult to get over after they terminate. It won’t make any difference whether you saw the finale coming or perhaps you were blindsided due to your significant other’s admission that they really don’t love you anymore. Don’t be amazed if you feel the same feelings regarding despair and isolation when you commence the separation. Unless you get over your ex, almost every thing you decide to do can call to mind them. Despite the fact that every one of the memories aren’t going to be happy, your ex will still be in…
  • 3 Dates Tips from Someone With Experience

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Dating in Nigeria: Tips to Making It The latest in online dating for Nigerians has proven to be the breakthrough in the dating world, as they can now get the easiest and most convenient way of dating. Are you currently single? How does this status affect your feelings and disposition in life? Are you always meeting people that you like but then with the difference in culture, suddenly lose interest? With this, why not try the best available option at the moment, that comes in the form of online dating? Read below how you can enjoy dating and finally find the best one for you: Nigerian online…
  • The Essential Laws of Services Explained

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    How an Online Dating Site Works When it comes to dating online and offline, there are several elements in common. In dating online, you simply make use of the power of the internet in searching profiles that you find interesting in different dating websites. You can sign up to online dating site services whether you are a man or woman. Some of these websites do not charge anything to use their services, while others might charge a minimal fee. Online dating websites work based on a pretty basic concept. In using this type of service, you will need to build your profile that will be kept in…
  • Strategies For Parents Dealing With A Separation And Divorce

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Marital relationships just don’t necessarily last forever so when partners having young kids determines they don’t really want to be married any longer, breaking up could be specifically hard. Moms and dads must put their children before anything else of course, if they totally are not able to live with each other, they must do anything they can in order to try to make the changeover less difficult for the kids. Youngsters will not comprehend what’s going on and might end up being extremely baffled by the reason their daddy or mommy is no longer living in the home. They…
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Hosting An Event For Potential Clients with Ross Dean of Ross Dean Photography

    Heidi Thompson
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever considered hosting an event for your potential clients? Our guest expert, Ross Dean is a wedding photographer (and an Inner Circle member) and he decided to start hosting events for his potential clients. He’s going to share with you exactly how and why he did it and what his results were! In this training you’ll learn… Why you might want [...]The post Hosting An Event For Potential Clients with Ross Dean of Ross Dean Photography appeared first on Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing.
  • Episode 49: Make More Money From Each Client with Brian Lawrence

    Heidi Thompson
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are a lot of ways to make money in your business and there are plenty of ways to make more from each client without having to do any additional marketing. In this podcast you’ll learn how to make the most of each client so that you can earn more without having to constantly chase after new clients. Now that is working smart! Today’s Guest: Brian Lawrence  Inner Circle Members get actionable worksheets and access to the full vault of podcasts in addition to great training & community. Not a member? Click here to find out more.  Brian Lawrence, developer of…
  • Are You Putting All Of Your Eggs In One Basket?

    Heidi Thompson
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most wedding businesses function on a business model where the owner exchanges their time for money. That makes sense, until your realize that if something were to happen to you and you were unable to work, you’d be royally screwed. You won’t get paid unless you’re actively putting in the hours with this business model and that is its fatal flaw. It’s inherently financially insecure and that’s scary. Even if you never have any health issues that prevent you from working, you will reach a cap because when you exchange time for money, you’re going to run out…
  • Episode 48: How To Be More Productive & More Profitable with Angela Proffitt

    Heidi Thompson
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:02 am
    If you’ve felt like you just have way too much to do, you’re going to love today’s podcast episode. Angela Proffitt chats to me about all things productivity, systems to make your life easier and building an awesome team to give you your life back. Today’s Guest: Angela Proffitt  Inner Circle Members get actionable worksheets and access to the full vault of podcasts in addition to great training & community. Not a member? Click here to find out more.  Angela Proffitt is a celebrity wedding planner, entrepreneur, and productivity coach with more than a decade of…
  • What To Do If Your Potential Clients Only Ask About Price

    Heidi Thompson
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I hear it all the time from wedding professionals – “All brides care about is price”. Really? Well how do you explain this? When couples were asked if price was the determining factor when hiring a wedding vendor, 80% said NO. (The Wedding Report) Saying that all people care about is price isn’t just wrong, it’s an excuse that is preventing you from improving your business. If you can blame those silly people who only care about price, it’s not your fault. Price is a factor, but it’s not the determining factor. What people REALLY care about is value,…
 
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    TrueBlu

  • What to Wear to a Spring Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Can you believe it’s almost March?! Spring is on its way, which means shower season is right around the corner too. Brides will be getting ready for their summer weddings and friends and family will gather together to celebrate with bridal showers, engagement parties, and all kinds of soirees. So what better time to rummage through your closet or hit the shops for the perfect bridal shower outfit? Get separate savvy with a white top and print skirt. Look for details on the top like small buttons, lace, and bead work. Tuck the top into an A-line or flouncy floral skirt in spring colors…
  • Planning with the Bride

    Rosie
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The bride has recently announced her engagement! It’s the every bit of excitement that you imagined. She’ll possibly ask you to partake in various activities as someones’ opinion she highly regards. From major wedding decisions to trivial details you’d much rather avoid. The entire wedding process may deeply overwhelm you emotionally. Don’t agonize. Remember the overarching goal and align yourself with creating the best experience for the bride-to-be. Wedding planning is actually super fun! From the countless hours spent perusing over her favorite…
  • How to Host a Spa Day Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Wedding planning is a fun journey, but it can also wear a girl out. Do the bride-to-be a favor and throw her a spa day bridal shower to help her unwind and relax. Here’s all you need to know to put together a fun-filled day of R&R. Invitations Design by Four Wet Feet Studio via Minted     Pick a cute spa theme to feature on the bridal shower invitations. I love the idea of creating sleep mask-shaped invitations like the ones above. You can find tutorials on how to create your own sleep mask invitations here and here. Or, if you prefer saving a couple of trees, send out a…
  • 5 Bridal Shower Gifts for the Bride-to-be

    Cassandra
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Bridal showers are meant for showering your soon-to-be wedded friend with love and support. One way to send her into married life in the best possible way is by giving her a gift she’ll adore and be able to use. Forget the standard home appliances and picture frames. Here are some practical, yet fun, bridal shower gifts that the bride-to-be will love and be excited to share with hubs. Everyone needs a good cookbook to reference, especially when the recipes are easy and healthy. It’s All Good is full of go-to dishes that restore health and improve energy. Not to mention, make…
  • Bridesmaid Soiree by Sulair Events

    Rosie
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Gather your bridesmaids and honor them with a fabulously chic soiree! Sulair Events is sharing an undeniably gorgeous styled bridesmaid session filled with tons of inspiration. From black and white stripes to pops of fuchsia, K. Sultan Photography captured this super modern affair you’ll absolutely love. Concept Design, Planning, & Styling: Sulair Events | Photography: K. Sultan Photography | Make Up & Hair: Modern Muse Makeup | Floral Design: Estela of Westwood Gardens Flower Shop | Cake Couture, Mini Macarons, Cupcakes: Dangerously Good Sweets and Eats | Rentals:…
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    Destination Wedding Blog

  • A Show-Stopping Experience at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Infused with a legendary rock and roll vibe, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is the ultimate luxe and lively getaway. From the experiential dining to the exciting nightlife, non-stop action and entertainment defines this rock star-worthy resort. Here, you can really have it all; lavish accommodations, top shelf liquor, 24/7 in-room service and so much more. “All Day. All Night. All Included” is the motto and boy does this place deliver. You’ll be captivated by the vivacious spirit and colorful décor from the moment you step foot on property. Decked from top to bottom with…
  • 5 Swoon-Worthy Honeymoon Retreats

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    So you’ve picked the perfect place to exchange “I do’s” but still need to narrow down your list of honeymoon resorts. Whether it’s the gourmet cuisine, the dreamy accommodations, the endless activities or the world-class spa…you know what tops your list of must-haves, but choosing ‘the one’ (Meaning the resort since you’ve already found your better half of course!) isn’t always that easy. Well, we’re here to help. Your honeymoon is a momentous occasion; a celebration of your first getaway as husband and wife, and it should be everything you’ve envisioned and more! From…
  • 5 Fabulous Dresses That Deserve an Oscar

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    What would award season be without the chance to “ooh” and “ahh” over the glamorous looks of your favorite celebrities? From bold statement pieces to the classic ensemble and everything in between, we love observing the hair, makeup, jewelry, shoes and most importantly, the dress! There was so much to love about this year’s Oscars outfits, but we definitely have our favorite front-runners. Here are our five picks for best dress and why we chose them in just a few words:  And the Oscar goes to… Reese Witherspoon Why: Timeless Elegance           …
  • Jamaica Offers a Wide Array of Wedding Packages to Satisfy Your Dream Wedding

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    This is a featured guest blog post by The Jamaica Tourist Board.  Dreaming of exchanging your vows on a white sand beach, or a cliff overlooking turquoise waters? Or perhaps in an exotic garden? Then visit Jamaica and experience the ideal tropical portal to your 'happily ever after'.  Ranked as one of the top wedding destinations, Jamaica’s wedding offerings continue to grow with a range of packages available to suit any couple.    With multiple wedding packages, Jamaica aspires to create a magical wedding for everyone who chooses this tropical destination. Below is a…
  • Introducing: Celebration Travel Group

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    With the recent launch of the Celebration Travel Group, we welcomed All-Inclusive Outlet into our family of award-winning brands, allowing us to offer even more incredible vacation and celebratory travel options to our couples and guests!  We’re thrilled about our new partner and the doors that have been opened for our customers as a result. From fabulous girls’ weekend getaways to adventure-filled family vacations to romantic anniversary retreats and everything in between, the options are endless! And with All-Inclusive Outlet's "Lowest Price Promise," you can book your…
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    San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements

  • New U Me Us Studios Website Coming Soon!

    Evonne and Darren
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    We are really excited to be working on our new U Me Us Studios website!  Our editing style has slowly evolved in the past 3 years since we moved back to the Bay Area, so it’s time that we give our site a brand new “facelift!” While we are working on the site, it’s been redirected to this blog for the time being.  We can’t wait to share our new look soon!  It should be ready in a few more weeks. Yesterday, with the help of our tripod, we got in front of our own camera (which we don’t do often enough but hopefully we’ll change that), and we took…
  • A Visual Tour of U Me Us Studios Live Work Studio | Part 1

    Evonne and Darren
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s been 4 months since Darren and I moved to our new live work studio in Marina Bay, Richmond.  We really love this space and it works really well for us to meet with clients.  A lot of “friendors” in the wedding industry have been asking about our space, and as much as we’d like to invite everyone over, it is difficult to accommodate everybody and their schedules… so we thought a virtual tour will be the best way to share the images and to show our space. This is the entrance to our community.  It is a brand new community (less than a year old) right by…
  • Sneak Peek of Cathy & Chhy’s Menlo Park Wedding

    Evonne and Darren
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hope you all had a great Valentine’s weekend.  We are thrilled to share a sneak peek of Cathy and Chhy’s Menlo Park wedding and we can’t wait to share the rest of the photos soon.  Happy Tuesday! The post Sneak Peek of Cathy & Chhy’s Menlo Park Wedding appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements.
  • Grand Island Mansion Wedding | Cherylyn + Russell

    Evonne and Darren
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    What better time to share Cherylyn and Russell’s beautiful Grand Island Mansion wedding than the day before Valentine’s Day! Cherylyn and Russell met at a party and they just hung out as friends.  At the time, Russell had long hair and would always ask Cherylyn if she could braid it.  Little did she know that he just wanted to spend time with her.  Although she wasn’t very good at braiding, Russell kept going back each week asking for his hair braided and eventually he won her heart! Russell popped the question on the day of their daughter Cadynce’s baptismal…
  • Sneak Peek of Grace & Allen’s San Francisco Engagement

    Evonne and Darren
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here is a cute sneak peek of Grace and Allen (and Earl)’s San Francisco engagement session.  More to come soon! The post Sneak Peek of Grace & Allen’s San Francisco Engagement appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements.
 
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    Set Your Wedding Apart

  • 10 Great Wedding Cocktails

    themobilehomeless
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    When you’re planning your reception, it’s tempting to go with a simple beer and wine bar. And there’s nothing wrong with a few simple beer options, a good red, and a good white. But if you’d like to give the wedding bar a little more panache, try serving a signature cocktail. There are hundreds of options to fit your wedding season...
  • Cool Games to Rent for Your Reception

    themobilehomeless
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    We all know how the typical wedding reception goes: there’s a meal, a cake-cutting, toasts, then dancing. But these days, there are plenty of other ways to throw a killer party that don’t involve a dance floor. If you’re rhythm-challenged, or you just want to do something unexpected and cool, here are some […]
  • Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

    themobilehomeless
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is a luxury hotel situated on the beach in Bethany Beach, DE. We are the perfect spot for your weekend getaway, wedding, or other special occasion with amazing rooms that are designed to be as luxurious as possible. We also offer a full service spa so you can look and feel your best during your stay...
  • Wedding Venues for Alcohol Aficionados

    themobilehomeless
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    On your wedding day, you’ll be surrounded by the people you love most. You’ll spend an evening with your friends and family, celebrating your love for your spouse. But if you’re like us, there’s one other love of your life that you don’t want to leave out on the special day: high-quality booze. […]
  • Madison Beach Hotel

    themobilehomeless
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Located in Madison, Connecticut, the beautiful Madison Beach Hotel is the perfect place for your wedding in the northeastern US. With genuine beauty all around you and the best hospitality in the business, the Madison Beach Hotel seems miles away from the rest of New England but is only a mere few hour drive for most people...
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    aiowedding

  • 5 Helpful Tips for Perfect Wedding Hair

    aiowedding
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    When you’re the bride-to-be, one of your main focuses is making sure that you are picture perfect on your wedding day. This means finding a beautiful dress. This means getting gorgeous shoes and accessories to complement it. It also means having the right hairstyle as well. In order to make sure that your tresses are in place on your big day, here are five tips that will help your hair look flawless at your wedding: Get a trim a few weeks before. No matter what kind of wedding day hairstyle you have in mind, it’s not going to look as great as you envision unless your hair is in…
  • How to Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer

    aiowedding
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    The perfect venue, the perfect outfits (and matching shoes), and you even finally got that centerpiece you saw on Pinterest to turn out right. All that’s left is to say “I do,” right? But wait, how are you going to capture this perfectly curated moment? That’s where you’re wedding photographer comes in. While there’s something to be said for all the long hours of crafting and carefully matching shades of peach, there’s more to be said for what your wedding express about you and your partner. Your photographer must understand your identity as a couple if your wedding pictures are…
  • 5 Common Mistakes Men Make With Engagement Rings

    aiowedding
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Deciding that the woman you’re with is The One is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. At the same time,it’s probably one of the easiest, too! After all, she’s kind, smart, beautiful, and she’s always been there to make you smile when you needed it most. What more could you possibly need? With such an exceptional woman on your hands, you need a proposal plan that is just as special- and it all starts with the ring… The right engagement ring should be a lot like her: one-of-a-kind, stunning, and an everlasting reminder of your love and devotion to each other.
  • How to Buy Engagement Rings

    aiowedding
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Even if you’d talked extensively about getting married, it can still be a fun surprise to go out and secretly buy an engagement ring and plan a proposal for your intended. The first major hurtle you have to cross, however, is buying that engagement ring. This can be a nerve-wracking process—no matter how well you know your wife-to-be, you may not know her exact ring size or exactly what kind of jewelry she wants. And because she will be earing this ring for the rest of her life, you want it to be something she’ll truly love. A note of encouragement here: she’ll love what you pick out…
  • Make Your Wedding Plans Easier With a Friday or Sunday Booking

    aiowedding
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    For big occasions like weddings, some people think they need to fall in line with established event planning rules. The truth of the matter, though, is that weddings are not about following etiquette. They are about sharing a sacred, once-in-a-lifetime moment with those you love. In fact, by deviating from the standard path, you can actually reduce the stress and costs associated with planning the event. Having a Friday or Sunday wedding is one of the best examples of this, as it affords the following benefits. You Can Secure a Great Venue Saturday weddings, especially in the popular months…
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  • Small Moments Matter

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    People sometime assume that because I’m a wedding photographer, I’d have a high expectation on how my own photographs with my husband looks. To some extent, that’s true. I wouldn’t want photos that are blurry or underexposed. I’d like to receive photos that are more or less the same quality as the ones I deliver […]
  • Alexa and Eric | Modern Guelph Photographer

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Alexa thought that her day at the clinic was going to be just a typical work day. Meet patients, asses their needs, and prescribe what she thinks would help them best. Later that afternoon however, when she thought she had a time slot free as she didn’t have an appointment set up, she was called […]
  • Rachel and Eduardo | A Wedding in Stoney Creek, Ontario

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    “She did want a Fall wedding,” Eduardo teased his bride, Rachel. They stood beside one of the pear trees in the orchards of Puddicombe Farms, arms wrapped around each other while they posed for me in front of my camera. The wind gusted, making the tree’s branches lash Eduardo on the head repeatedly. It was […]
  • Monica and Brandon | Fall Engagement Photos

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The first time I met Monica and Brandon was when I photographed Jenessa’s wedding a couple of years ago. Monica is Jenessa’s younger sister and was the Maid of Honour at Jenessa’s wedding. Even though Monica was just still in high school at the time, the way she looked after her sister on her wedding […]
  • Geraldo’s At La Salle Park Wedding | Breanne and Jameson

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    Breanne and Jameson’s had their wedding last summer at Geraldo’s located at La Salle Park in Burlington, Ontario. My coverage for their wedding began at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington where both Breanne and Jameson and their out of town guests stayed for the wedding. Breanne and Jameson are both born and raised in Saskatchewan so […]
 
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  • Jack & Jeanné ~ Bakenhof

    Shireen Louw
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    GORGE-Fest… was the thought I had when I started photographing the beautiful wedding of Jack & Jeanné at Bakenhof! Soft shades of pink  and white made for a beautiful color scheme. These two share a remarkable few years together and has traveled extensively across the globe and they still chose the beautiful Cape Town to tie the knot! I loved every minute of spending the day with them. They are a lovely couple and they are best friends, which is evident in the way they interact with one another. I wish you the very best!
  • Tamar & Fadwah – Bakenhof

    Shireen Louw
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fadwah & Tamar makes the most beautiful couple. They invited their guests from all over the globe to enjoy their wedding day at the beautiful Bakenhof. These two really are something special, evident from the way they look at one another, smile at little things and mostly the way they speak about one another. Fadwah & Tamar made it official a few days before the reception, therefor we had a “First Look” part where Tamar had the chance to privately see his bride for the first time all dressed in white. Their special day ended with an amazing sunset which we could not miss…
  • Deon & Stephanie Sunrise Engagement Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    Cape Town is such a beautiful city, but I have never seen it look more beautiful at Sunrise one Sunday morning, when I photographed Deon & Stephanie’s Engagement Shoot. Waking up very early to catch the sunrise for this special shoot was 100% worth it.  Deon & Stephanie was such a delight to photograph, and we had a lot of fun picking spots that showcases our beautiful city as well as combine the “way” they met (hiking). I can not wait for their wedding, I know it will be a lot of fun!
  • Tobias & Marie – Engagement Shoot {Llundudno}

    Shireen Louw
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Tobias asked the gorgeous Marie to become his wife at the beautiful Steenberg Vineyard in Cape Town. What better way to celebrate their newly engaged status by doing a engagement shoot on the beautiful Llundudno beach. PS: Check out that ring!!  
  • Yulistine & Jaco – Couple Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    Meet Yulistine & Jaco. They were on a lovely vacation in South-Africa and wanted to celebrate it with a lovely Couple Shoot in the heart of the winelands. These two really are 2 fun individuals and I had a blast capturing these images.
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  • Editor’s Pick: Suzanne Neville Wedding Dresses

    Nicole Zhang
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ready to swoon hard over another super gorgeous bridal collection? Suzanne Neville is just what the doctor ordered! Classy elegant silhouettes, the most refined fabrics, and the intricate embroidery, we are just obsessed with Suzanne Neville wedding dresses. For more wedding ideas and wedding planning tips, visit: www.modwedding.com
  • Glamorous Miami Wedding From Ricky Stern Photography

    Elle Choi
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Glamour and extravagance couldn’t come in a chicer form than this Miami wedding. Glitz, glam and pearls adorned this beautiful wedding, along with the gorgeous floral arrangements. Ricky Stern was there to capture these beautiful moments and lucky for us, he didn’t miss a single beat! Get ready to be amazed. Photographer: Ricky Stern of Ricky Stern Photography | Hair/Make-Up: Susana Betancourt | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Day-of Coordination: Ms. Christina Acosta of Bill Hansen Catering | Decor/Florals: Aloré Events | DJ/Lighting: Scratch Weddings with DJ AK Vybz…
  • Wedding Ideas: Mad About Mauve

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mauve is the stylish child in the purple family. With under tones of grey and blue, this pale hue contributes to a perfect palette for any wedding. Paired with wine or marsala tones, create a lovely Fall wedding with a unique touch. Combined with deeper purples and pinks, spring weddings are the right move. Catch these colorful wedding ideas and be inspired! Top Featured Image: As Sweet As Images Bouquets Featured Photography: W Studios New York | Featured Floral Design: Karen Lenahan Designs Featured Photo via Flowerona Featured Photography: Naomi Kenton Featured Photography: Eric…
  • Elegant DC Wedding With Shades of Violet From Eli Turner Studios

    Elle Choi
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    An elegant and charming DC wedding was celebrated at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel with beautiful shades of violet on a beautiful summer day. The decor was elegant and chic with tons of romantic centerpieces, candles and different accents. Eli Turner Studios, one of our Best Wedding Photographers in 2014, was there to capture all of the special moments for this couple. Have a look – you won’t be disappointed. See more from Eli Turner Studios here. Photographer: Eli Turner Studios | Event Planner: Blair Peterson-SOCO Events | Venue: Ritz Carlton,DC | Florist: Amaryllis Floral +…
  • Picture-Perfect Wedding Cakes for Your Viewing Pleasure

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    In the mood for a little sweetness? You’ll love these beautifully crafted wedding cakes featuring colorful floral design and masterful architecture. Scroll on down to see the gorgeous-ness unfold! Top Featured Image: Charlie & Juliet Featured Cake: Dolce Bella by Erin Featured Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe | Featured Photography: A Brit & A Blonde via Ruffled Featured Cake: Victoria Keith Cakes | Featured Photography: Nikole Ramsay Featured Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop  | Featured Photography: Charlie & Juliet via Elizabeth Anne Designs Featured Cake: Cake Central…
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  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 3

    Phil Hollows
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. Here’s how you get started: Choose a reputable, supported email service (because nobody wants to end up being labeled spammer, right? Right). Behave well, always (ALWAYS) use dual opt-in,…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 2

    Phil Hollows
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one that buys from you, spreads the word about you, or invests in you. Look at it this way. As you start out, you’re building pages; thinking about SEO; looking at analytics. You’re…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 1

    Phil Hollows
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone else’s digital turf which they adjust to please themselves (and not you) is risky. Facebook stinks for engagement. “Stinks” – a bit strong, you say? Well, according to…
  • Superbowl XLIX: On Luck, Preparedness and Execution

    Phil Hollows
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    [Bear with me -- this isn't a sports piece] Wow – that was quite the game. As a Patriots fan living in New England I was very, very vested in the outcome, and I’m obviously happy with the result. But it was a darned close call. As those last few plays unfolded, there was the amazingly lucky catch that put the Seahawks at 1st and 6. Then, out of nowhere, New England got “lucky” twice: Firstly, when Seattle tried an unnecessarily high risk play just to waste time, and secondly when the rookie intercepted the ball, effectively securing victory for New England. Three…
 
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    Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography

  • Blue Mountain Winter Engagement Photography

    Vaughn Barry
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Winter engagement photography up an snowy Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood, Ontario. While naturally quit nippy, I’m really beginning to enjoy winter wedding and engagement shoots more and more.  This weekend my assistant Josh and I met up with Tessa and Brad for their Blue Mountain Village engagement photos outside Collingwood, Ontario.  This was the […] The post Blue Mountain Winter Engagement Photography appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Hockley Valley Resort Wedding | Winter Weddings Rock!

    Vaughn Barry
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Snow on her wedding day?  Heck yes!  This winter wedding at Hockley Valley Resort was every winter Bride’s dream… My first trip to a Hockley Valley Resort wedding came action-packed with adventure and Old Man Winter was at his merciless best for Shawna and Allan’s wedding.  From the biting cold to the relentless snow, it was every […] The post Hockley Valley Resort Wedding | Winter Weddings Rock! appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Ask the Pro: Marilyn’s Country Florist Studio

    Vaughn Barry
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Marilyn’s Country Florist is here to answer your common wedding planning questions for your floral arrangements, bouquests etc… With 35 years and hundreds of weddings under her belt, Marilyn’s Country Florist has all the experience a Bride could hope for!  Marilyn resides in Wasaga Beach, Ontario providing her services and consultations from her home floral studio. […] The post Ask the Pro: Marilyn’s Country Florist Studio appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • Destination Weddings with ShineTravel.ca’s Pauline Blacoe

    Vaughn Barry
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Planning a destination wedding begins with how you’re going to get there!  Pauline Blacoe of ShineTravel.ca is here to help… There are a ga-jillion ideas, questions and options available to Brides planning a wedding and even more when it comes to a destination wedding.  That’s why I approached destination wedding and honeymoon guru Pauline Blacoe of […] The post Destination Weddings with ShineTravel.ca’s Pauline Blacoe appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • 7 Reasons why you should have a Destination Wedding

    Vaughn Barry
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Sun, sand, palm trees and blue skies for days!  Here are 7 more reasons to have a destination wedding. 1. THE VIEW Just picture your toes nestled deep in the warm sand, your hair in the Caribbean breeze and the turquoise waters disappearing into the distance.  A beautiful beach ceremony under tall palm trees awaits!  Or maybe you’d prefer […] The post 7 Reasons why you should have a Destination Wedding appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
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    Adirondack Weddings Magazine

  • Welcome to Adirondack Weddings Magazine

    Adirondack Weddings
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Welcome to the online home of Adirondack Weddings Magazine! The Adirondack Mountain region is one of the world’s most beautiful places to marry, drawing thousands of couples from both near and far. Planning an Adirondack wedding and looking for stunning rustic wedding inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Our newly-revamped homepage and complete article archive visually highlights all of our best online content, including real ADK weddings, wedding planning advice, gorgeous local venues, and the region’s best wedding vendors. Explore our website, buy the print issues, and keep…
  • 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! div> 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…
  • 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…
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    BLOVED Blog

  • TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FAMILY FRIENDLY NYC

    Louise
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    New York, New York, so good we’re blogging about it twice!  Last year I visited the Big Apple for the first time to celebrate Mr B’s birthday, and we fell in love with this busy, trendy, diverse and hip city.   You can read all about my NYC experiences here and here.  This time however, we’re... Read more »
  • URBAN BOTANICALS

    Louise
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When a beautifully styled and inspirational shoot lands in my inbox I do a little happy dance inside.  Today’s beautiful comes in the form of this urban botanicals-inspired shoot from florist Gwenda Jeffs and photographer Shell de Mar.  Set against the crumbling stone in the courtyard of Portal right in the middle of London (love!)... Read more »
  • BEAUTIFUL BLUE MATERNITY SHOOT

    Louise
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    We adore parents-to-be Regardt & Mariska’s beautiful blue maternity shoot in honour of baby Sion, who arrived just a few weeks later.  We love that they chose to do their shoot among the golden fields on their own farm at home in South Africa where their baby boy will grow up, and we adore the... Read more »
  • RUSTIC LUXE BRIDE’S DIARY: THE PHOTOGAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

    Louise
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Hi lovelies! So we now have less than three months to go and as I write this I am looking forward to visiting Somerset this weekend for an appointment with our registrar and also our menu tasting (I cannot wait for this part!). Last month we ticked off a big task and sent out the... Read more »
  • 10 SPRING PICKS FOR YOUR HOME

    Emma
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It feels like it was only yesterday I was searching for the perfect white Christmas wrapping paper and stressing over whether I needed yet another new set of lights for the tree… Now, it seems, it’s Easter! Not that I’m complaining, I’m so ready for spring, aren’t you…? The days are getting longer and the... Read more »
 
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  • How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Tie by DQT

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:28 pm
    So much focus is placed on a bride’s wedding dress, a groom’s tuxedo or a mother of the bride’s hat. However, what can really set a wedding ensemble off is an item that may often be overlooked – a man’s tie. To find the perfect tie for your wedding, or a wedding you that you are simply attending, there are several things to consider. 1. The style Here at DQT, we have a variety of tie styles to suit every wedding. For the modern, fashionable wedding a skinny tie is a fantastic choice. Looking fabulous with both waistcoats and blazers, the skinny tie is a very popular choice amongst…
  • DQT Clip on Ties: The New Choice for Men

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A tie will always give a man a more pleasing and attractive look, let alone formality. Most of the time, these are worn by office executives and grooms in order to look more presentable and appreciating to the eyes of many. However, the common problem associated with a tie is that men don’t know how to put it on. Perfect tying of a necktie can really be a great skill. Once you know how to do this, well, good for you. Plain Men’s Black Clip on Tie by DQT So how about for those who cling on to the help of others just put on their ties? Will you not want to learn and make it on your own?
  • How to Choose Your First Date Tie by DQT

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Single Stripe Purple and Silver Men’s Tie by DQT Let’s face it, gentlemen, there’s little more nerve-racking than getting ready for that first big date. You’ve had the courage to ask the girl you’re smitten with out in the first place, which is one big hurdle in itself, but now you’ve got to navigate the treacherous waters of the actual date. You want to look your best, of course, so picking an outfit that is suitable for the evening but that also reflects your personality is key. This can be tricky. Women have a lot of freedom when it comes to clothing – bold prints,…
  • Look Your Best in DQT’s Striped Ties

    admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    February is the love month that everyone is waiting for. This is the most romantic month when many go head over heels to find the most romantic gift, plan the perfect date and reveal amazing surprises for loved ones. Going out on a date during this love month has become an apparent activity and social expression. If you will be out with your special someone, make sure that you will be in your most stylish and impressive outfit. Striped Men’s Black and Red Tie by DQT There are actually unlimited choices when it comes to your love month outfit, but a date is something special, so you need…
  • Cravats of Today’s Fashion by DQT

    admin
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Plain Marigold Men’s Pre-tied Cravat by DQT In the world of fashion industry, changes in trends are considered to be inevitable and reaching popularity through the passing of years. There can be many innovations that might influence the industry of fashion and style wherein many individuals are as well adapting into. If we are to observe the world of today, there are many improvements and changes that almost affect the human society. There are certain trends that vanish through the passing of days and new trends are on rise. But one great thing about trends is that they could be the…
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  • A Stunning Solvang Wedding at Hotel Corque, CA

    Lauren
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Have you always dreamt of getting married in wine country? Then look no further than today's real wedding at the intimate boutique property, Hotel Corque. Below you'll see how dreamy a wedding in California wine country can be. Photos by Sundance Photography As we've mentioned before, fall weddings keep getting more and more popular and in California, October offers one of the best times of year to say 'I Do.' Based on this, Katie and Nick chose to host the perfect fall wedding in the heart of Santa Ynez. Now if you're as big of a fan of the movie as Sideways as we are, then you'll know that…
  • Late Night Wedding Bites

    Shannon
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you're having an evening wedding (or better yet- an evening wedding with no curfew!), chances are your guests are going to work up an appetite on the dance floor, long after dinner has been served. We've put together some of our favorite late night wedding bites for you to bring out that are sure to keep your guests (and the fun) going late into the night! Photo via Oh Happy Day Photo by Jenny Hass via The Sweetest Occasion Photo by Jennifer Williams via A Bloom Affair Photo by Jessica Burke via Style Me Pretty Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty Photo via Brett & Jessica  
  • A Bright Orange Wedding at The Mills House, SC

    Jasmine
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Ann and Matt are both avid sports fans, which is actually what initially brought together. Considering their mutual love, it’s no wonder that sports played such a big role in their wedding day. Join us as we swoon through all the beautiful details of their sporty yet utterly classy bright orange wedding. Photos by Priscilla Thomas Photography Despite the Southern summer heat, they settled on a July date for their nuptials – no scheduling conflicts with college football, basketball or play-off games. Plus, their date held a special place in their hearts as it was also Matt’s parents’…
  • MHW ♥s Etsy: Totes Mcgoats Shop

    Mamie
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Good Morning, MHW readers! Can you smell that lovely aroma? It's coffee. Or tea. Or whatever warm beverage you like to brew  on drizzly winter mornings like these. And if you're making coffee (or tea, or cocoa), you'll need an adorable mug to pour it into. Luckily, we've found several wedding-gift-worthy options at Etsy's Totes Mcgoats Shop. Take a look! We love these personalized Mr. and Mrs. mugs and think they'd make a perfect gift for newlyweds. And this "Eat, Drink & Be Married mug" would make a lovely morning-of gift for your bridesmaids. We also love this "morning after" mug. So…
  • A Classy Wedding at the Holiday Inn City Center, NC

    Lauren
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Photos by Inspiration Design Photography Denise lost a client the day she cut Brandon's hair, but instead ended up with something better, her husband. Brandon initially was a walk-in client of Denise's (she's a hairdresser), but as soon as she mentioned that she won't date her clients, Brandon found a new hairdresser. Smart move, as soon afterwards he walked in and asked her out on a date and she could now say yes since he was no longer her client. As both the bride and groom are from North Carolina, Charlotte held a special place in their hearts. So they decided to get married there. On…
 
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  • Wedding Shoes Spring 2015

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    Metallic wedding heels for your big day! We have looked through the latest Spring 2015 shoes and found this selection that you can wear again and again after your big day! This collection has everything from spluge worthy shoes to a budget conscious pair at $64. just click on the shoes you like to purchase! The post Wedding Shoes Spring 2015 appeared first on Shaadi Bazaar.
  • Renuka & Kevin’s Indian Fusion wedding and reception in downtown Boston

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Indian Fusion Wedding After the beautiful Indian ceremony at the Downtown Boston Hyatt, Renuka and Kevin got ready for their second wedding ceremony. Renuka had her white wedding dress hanging on a custom made hanger with her new last name (we think this is must have for every bride)!  Not only did the bride and groom change, but the whole bridal party, as well as their parents changed out of their Indian clothes into a second bridal party look for the second ceremony.  Renuka and Kevin thought of every detail for their fusion wedding while Carrie Pellerin Photography captured them.  How…
  • Renuka & Kevin’s Indian Fusion weddings in downtown Boston

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Indian Fusion wedding The sun was out with that soft summer breeze and it could not have been more perfect for Renuka and Kevin’s wedding day! They started with a trolley ride to the Boston Commons for their wedding portraits and bridal party photos. They both look gorgeous against the summer backdrop of the Boston Public Garden.  The traditional reds of their Indian wedding outfits and the bridesmaids sarees  pop in the wedding photos captured by Carrie Pellerin Photography. This couple was able to plan their Hindu wedding and Christian ceremony all in one day. Your wedding day in…
  • 7 Ways to Ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    How to “propose to your besties” He finally put a ring on it, now it’s your turn to ask your besties if they will be part of your wedding.  As the role of a bridesmaid in any wedding even more so in a South Asian wedding has grown, it’s important to take the time to show them that you are and how much they mean to you.  Take your time and find a special way to ask your girls and perhaps your bestman.   We’ve compiled a few ideas here for you. Send your bridesmaids delicious edibles like these personalized cookies by Not Betty’s Cookies on Etsy.  You…
  • Must have totes for every bride to be

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    While you are spending countless hours running from work to meetings to plan your wedding you need to stay organized.  I remember when I started planning my wedding and I would have a folder at home with details on the venue, items in my work bag with items I needed to review and then a bunch saved onto my laptop.  Throughout the day, I would receive emails from different vendors and I never seemed to have the right information on me.  After 1 week of this, I had enough, I got a tote bag and a 3 inch binder to hold all my proposals and contracts so I could have it at my fingertips when a…
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  • Finding The Perfect Dress: Bridal Shopping Tips

    Kym
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Shopping for a wedding dress is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of planning your big day. And with... The post Finding The Perfect Dress: Bridal Shopping Tips appeared first on .
  • Our Favorite Things: Adorable Flip-Book Proposal

    Kym
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    This is an adorable idea! Propose to your partner with one of these custom hand-drawn animated flipbooks.  Ranging in price... The post Our Favorite Things: Adorable Flip-Book Proposal appeared first on .
  • diy Projects: Favor Labels for Paper Bags

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I have never seen a label make a brown paper bag look so good.  The folks over at Flights of... The post diy Projects: Favor Labels for Paper Bags appeared first on .
  • Things To Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Things to Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls With such a huge number of catering halls at your proximity, selection... The post Things To Consider While Selecting Wedding Catering Halls appeared first on .
  • Inspirational Moments #32: Vintage Flair

    Kym
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    via Style Me Pretty The post Inspirational Moments #32: Vintage Flair appeared first on .
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    100 Cool Groomsmen Gift Ideas For Your Wedding Party - Groovy Groomsmen Gifts Blog

  • How Much Should I Spend on Groomsmen Gifts?

    Chris Bajda
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    So your wresting with the idea of how much you should spend on your groomsmen gifts.  We've been through it and we know, a wedding costs a small fortune and by the time you have gotten around to buying groomsmen gifts, you are almost sick to your stomach with how much everything costs.  With any luck, hopefully your fiance's parents are picking up the tab.   When most grooms ask us how much they should spend on groomsmen gifts, they’re looking for a hard and fast rule of thumb. Although there are guidelines, there, unfortunately, isn’t a quick and easy answer that we can give you that…
  • The Top 30 Wedding Blogs to Follow in 2015

    Chris Bajda
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times you'll ever have in your life. But, when you're on cloud nine, it can be very easy to forget what lies ahead — actually planning the wedding. As you've probably heard time and time again, wedding planning isn't all fun times and rainbows. Planning an amazing day takes lots of hard word, time, and money. And figuring out all the logistics, well, let's just say there are times when you're going to be so confused about what to do that you might consider pulling your hair out. Fortunately, the Internet is ready and waiting to help you. These…
  • Tips on How to Handle Parents that Hate Your Fiance

    Chris Bajda
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    The predicament – your parents aren't into your fiance.  It’s been written about ad nauseam through centuries of romantic novels, Hollywood has gone to that well oft too many movies regarding the age old dilemma, but what happens when it becomes a real life scenario?  A prickly pickle indeed, as any man yearns for the approval of his parents. The thing is, even as adults, full blown adults that have made lives for themselves, those that are no longer on the parents payroll, we fall victim to the authoritative outlook of the parents.  It’s nature, it’s sewn into us.  We want mom…
  • 5 Wedding Proposal Tips That Will Help Sweep Her Off Her Feet

    Chris Bajda
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    So you’re ready to pop the big question to the girl that’s stolen your heart? If you’re anything like all the other guys on the planet, you’re probably scared to death that you’re going to screw it up — that your idea won’t be romantic enough, that somebody will spoil the surprise, that you’ll pick out a ring she hates, and most of all, that she might say no. Unfortunately, we can’t give you all the answers about how to propose to your girl in a way that she’ll love. But, that said, there’s no need to lose your cool and chicken out under the pressure. After all,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Big Fake Wedding Orlando

    Jessica Malcolm
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    We traveled to Orlando to attend a Big Fake Great Gatsby themed wedding – full of glitz, glamour and fun pops of color. Great Gatsby or 1920′s themed weddings have been a huge trend in the past few years. Other trends from this wedding included an excess of cake, mix-and match dresses and fun accent decor. No complaints here. 1. Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses We’ve noticed brides choosing mix-and-match neutral tones for their bridesmaid dresses. We love the way the two dresses complement the bride’s lovely 20′s style dress fit for Daisy Buchanan herself.
  • Shade of Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

    Anna Sprague
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    As a little girl, I dreamed of my wedding day where I would wear a pretty white dress and my bridesmaids would be in perfect pink gowns—it was my favorite color at the time. Although I no longer feel the need to profess my fondness for the rosy hue, I still love seeing the color show up in our brides’ weddings. The only question is which shade of pink to choose for your big day. Bridesmaid dresses come in a whole spectrum of pink hues. From light blush, to sugary candy pinks, to deep floral colors–the options are endless for pink gowns. Play up your soft and romantic side…
  • Big Fake Wedding – Dallas

    Jessica Malcolm
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:41 pm
    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and we wanted to see if that’s true for a wedding. Dallas’ Big Fake Wedding definitely delivered. We just loved the neutral bridesmaid dresses, rich mixed bridal bouquets and fun decorations with a hint of glam. Here’s a few of our favorite Wedding Trends from Dallas: 1. Gorgeous Mixed Flower Arrangements Gone are the days of matchy, matchy flower bouquets or arrangements a that are symmetrical. Bring on the gorgeous mixed floral bouquets that look like the were perfectly picked from a garden near you. We loved how R Love Floral…
  • Our Favorite Oscar Looks

    Devin DeAngelis
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    I was in fashion heaven yesterday watching the gorgeous stars walk the 2015 Oscars runway. My personal favorites were Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab and Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph and Russo Couture. These stunning ladies are typically always wearing something worth talking about and last night was no exception. Lupita Nyong’o was picture perfect in Calvin Klein dress. Not only was it insanely gorgeous (especially on her) it was also covered in more than 6,000 pearls… can you even imagine? When I saw Lupita in this dress I was seriously green with jealousy-…
  • Fall 15 Fashion Trends at NYFW

    Devin DeAngelis
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    New York Fashion Week was as glamorous as ever this year! From feathers to 60′s and 70′s inspired fashion, the looks were fun and unique! Most of these fashion trends are making us eager to open up our wallets and make room in our closets. Here’s a few trends our stylist’s Amanda and Devin are most excited to discuss for Fall fashion: feathers, transparency and pops of color.  1) FEATHERS were flying everywhere this year at NYFW! From dresses to jumpsuits and jackets, this trend is being incorporated on almost anything. Devin thinks this feather’d look is…
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  • Zedler Mill Wedding Photos // Dallas Wedding Photographer // Colton and Kristen

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    23 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Zedler Mill Wedding Venue I’m always excited when I get to venture out of Dallas to photograph a wedding. With a thick layer of ice on all the roads today it is hard to believe that just two days ago Texas blessed Colton and Kristen with the most beautiful wedding day. The sun was warm, the breeze was soft, and the threat of rain that was forecasted all week completely disappeared. They had a perfect riverside wedding at Zedler Mill in Luling, Texas. The Bride and Groom Colton was a happy man when he watched his beautiful bride walk down the stairs towards him. She was absolutely…
  • 12 Things to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    People often describe their wedding day as one of the best of their life, citing details of where it was, how delicious the food tasted, how beautiful the scene ended up being… as well as descriptions of a snag or two: the caterers were late or the DJ showed up with no equipment.  Such examples, both good & not-so-good, can really define the day we put hours of careful (sometimes hair-pulling) effort into planning & trying to make perfect. Although there are many unforeseeable events that can transpire, there is a lot that you are completely in control over (though you may not…
  • Wedding Chapel Ana Villa Photos | Dallas Photographer | Chase and Cassie

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I can’t believe this day finally came and went. What an amazing celebration of true love! I have so much to say about this great day that I can’t even put it into words, so instead I think I will do things a little bit different and just comment on each photo. Truly though the photos speak for themself. Pure happiness! These vibrant blue bridesmaids dresses are to die for!   The dream team!  Makeup by Wendy Zeruddo and hair by Montanna Rae Wilson I am absolutely in love with the robes Cassie gave to her bridesmaids to wear while getting ready!  ADORABLE! This…
  • Adriatica Village Bridal Photos | McKinney TX Wedding Photographer | Cassie’s Bridals

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Cassie Lauck (now Mrs. Bailey) made one stunning bride this past Saturday in McKinney, Texas at the Adriatica Village. I am so excited to share her bridal session with you! It was a very frigid day in December when we did this session however you would not even know that because Cassie rocked the shots like a supermodel! A big shout out to her mom and her sister Kelley, as well as her wedding planner Elisabeth of Silver Lining Events, for braving the weather with us! In the end I think we can all agree that it was worth every minute, goosebump, and cup of hot chocolate! Cassie’s…
  • Poetry Springs Texas Wedding Photos // Keven and Ericka

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    It seemed like forever since Ericka spotted Keven from across the gym. She was smitten with him at first sight! So smitten in fact that she could not even get one word out when she approached him and just looked at him mesmerized by his eyes. Now Ericka and Keven are husband and wife, and she will forever get to stare into those eyes! It is hard to believe that the day had finally arrived! The Poetry Spring Venue was turned into a fall paradise with leaves of all colors raining from the trees. Ericka was absolutely stunning! Keven could not help but tear up when he saw her for the first time…
 
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  • Laura & Gianni: A Salsa Wedding!

    Cleopatra
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:46 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.Who would’ve thought you could meet “The One” in a dance class? When Laura and Gianni were paired up during a salsa lesson, the two felt sparks immediately. Even though they ended up dancing with many other people that day, they left thinking of each other.  A Salsa Wedding with A Salsa Proposal? Not quite. Laura was traveling between Toronto and Montreal for work, and during the last week of her stay…
  • Julie & Mathieu: Bring the Kids!

    Cleopatra
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:20 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.Not everyone thinks of kids when they think about wedding, but Julie and Mathieu wanted to make sure to incorporate their adorable boys into the ceremony, proving once again, that your wedding is your day, and you get to decide how it plays out. Kids Now, Kids Forever Of course, the minute you have children your life changes forever, and many women wonder if it’s impossible to enjoy that special day while they’re…
  • Evelyn & James: An Outdoor Wedding Full of Heart

    Cleopatra
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:37 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.Regardless of whether you affiliate with one particular religion, there is no denying there is a classic feel to a wedding at a church. There is something so daring about an outdoor wedding because it risks mother nature taking over and completely ruining the plan. Luckily for Evelyn and James, they made it through their vows, were able to say “I do” and kiss before anything could stop them. Classic Elegance With…
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  • Vendor Spotlight: BTB Jewelry

    The Bride Box
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Vendor Spotlight: BTB Jewelry The Bride Box was introduced to a fabulous mother-daughter team, the owners of BTB Jewelry! Aside from their love of fashion, they also believe in helping others through charities such as Saint Jude Research Hospital, The American Heart Association, and the ASPCA. They do regular contests on their website and social media channels for opportunities allowing their customers to give back to their favorite charity. Some of their product line includes statement jewelry pieces like the Belle of the Ball earrings we featured recently in our subscription box, as well as…
  • You’re Engaged! Now What?

    Jenny
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    You’re Engaged! Now What? Last year on New Year’s Eve my life took an unexpected turn. What I thought was a casual holiday lunch date, with my boyfriend at the time, quickly turned into the moment I would start the process of planning the biggest party of my life along with the merging and creating of a new family. With engagement season among us, my social media feeds are filled with guys on one knee and ring fingers with extra sparkle. So now that you’re engaged, what do you do next? Enjoy the Day First, enjoy the day! You and your fiancé will be surrounded by so much love and so…
  • 5 Beneficial Ways to Take Time for Yourself

    Jennifer Jakes
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    5 Beneficial Ways to Take Time for Yourself This week, I will keep it short, simple, and sweet (with a side of tough-love) as I imagine you may have some last minute shopping or cooking to do. Taking time to be alone is so important. You need space to be able to think for yourself. You need time with yourself to practice gratitude and to simplify. Learning to love alone time with yourself is the key to a healthy, happy life and a wedding day of ease and bliss. Here are 5 beneficial ways to take time for yourself now: 1. Wake early, before your roommate(s) or your fiance. Enjoy a cup of tea.
  • Simplify

    Jennifer Jakes
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Simplify The main reason why we get overwhelmed in any situation is that there is too much on our plate. We over-promise and over-commit our time and energy to too many people, projects, and events. This can be especially true during the holidays and while planning such an important event as your wedding! We feel it is our obligation to be stressed out. We feel we are doing something wrong if we don’t have a never-ending to-do list. It can be hard not to get lost in the keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ mentality. If you are feeling like it is all too much, I encourage you to pause and…
  • Practice Gratitude

    Jennifer Jakes
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Practice Gratitude We all know there is a lot of added pressure during the holidays. We feel the need to have the prettiest tree, bring the best dish to the potluck, pick out the perfect gift for the boss, and so on, and so on. Every magazine, commercial, and news show highlights this, only adding to our stress. We are trying to keep up with the needs of our day to day lives with the added demands and requests that the holidays bring. Now add in wedding planning! You may feel completely overwhelmed by your countless to-do lists and calendar appointments. It doesn’t have to be this way!
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  • The 6 Funny Murphy’s Laws in Indian Weddings!

    Vinaya Naidu
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    We could be from any part of India, but if there is one thing that can unite us like nothing else can, then it is our collective love for weddings. There is one more thing that unites us Indians during the wedding season and it is a law called the ‘Murphy’s Law of Indian Weddings’. The law states that if there is anything that can go wrong in a wedding, it will go wrong. And nobody is above this law. “Tu jaantha nahi mera baap kaun hai,’ will just not work! The laws in action… 1. It HAS TO rain if the wedding is outdoors India is very much predictable when it comes to rains…
  • Brides: Do Not Forget This On Your Wedding Day!

    WeddingPlz
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
    …Finally the D-Day has arrived. It is that day which you had anxiously waited for so long. The clock slowly ticks 0.00 A.M at midnight and the anxiety begins to build even more. Butterflies in stomach, nervousness of final moment, jittery feeling of going through the process, the whole scenario just runs through the eyes and mind! It’s a tense moment and why not, you had  lived these moments long before with your grandmother with those fancy prince charming stories and then the day finally has arrived to wed the prince of your dreams!… Wait… knock-knock! There’s something you…
  • Classy Gujarati Wedding – Customs and Rituals

    WeddingPlz
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Gujarat – One of the prosperous states of India has a very varied n wide culture. Gujarati Wedding is very different from other Indian Weddings. In this article, we have described what makes this wedding unique from others and the customs followed by Gujarati’s during this important occasion. Let’s discover what happens before wedding, after wedding and during the auspicious day in Gujarati Families: Pre Wedding Rituals: After the girl and the boy decides to tie a knot and bind themselves in a new relationship and their family members also agree with this bond, then starts the…
  • 7 Sensational Gifts for Wedding Night !

    WeddingPlz
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Ah…! The much awaited moment has finally arrived after the grand marriage. This is a special moment, a moment of love, affection, enthusiasm and delight and over and above some unexplained passion and romance. The exuberance and thrill of the first wedding night gushes through blood. The adrenalin rush can be felt and the heart beats are easily heard amidst the hustle bustle of celebrations. Between all this when you think about your wedding night, the first thing that comes to your mind is how you would greet your spouse…a Gift of course! Yes! You heard that right…spice it up, give…
  • 5 Excellent Tips To Take Care Of Your Bridal Jewelry !

    WeddingPlz
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Every girl grows with a dream of getting ready in exotic outfit with elegant jewelry on her wedding day. What all happens on that day is special, in fact, very special. All that lasts forever. Especially the bridal jewelry, because it is meant to be worn and passed on to future generations. So, here are some tips for keeping your bridal jewelry young forever, as young as your relation. Understand your jewel type and take care. Do’s of Jewelry Care : 1. Colored Gemstones i)  Store gemstone pieces secludedly in soft pouches. These pouches can be the ones you get from the jewelers at the time…
 
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  • Indian Wedding Vs Western Wedding

    megaconnect
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Pre-engagement. In most western countries, parents (maybe not all of them) don’t interfere much in their child’s love life unless he announces about his betrothal to a transgender, and sometimes not even then. But in India, young adults have to get married by 26 years of age, and if she has a boyfriend she is […]The post Indian Wedding Vs Western Wedding appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • How I planned my friends big fat inter-caste wedding all by myself !

    megaconnect
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    It is more difficult to organize a wedding than finding your soul mate. With 1000 things to do in your wish list, meeting expectations of parents, in laws and getting all the reethi – rivaz right is not less than a nightmare. What if you can do this with all the taam- jham easily? Let […]The post How I planned my friends big fat inter-caste wedding all by myself ! appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • How to look drop dead gorgeous at your wedding.

    megaconnect
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
      As we enter 2015, some of us are getting ready to get married in style, fashion and fun. But all said and done, it is not so simple to be a bride and look gorgeous on the day of your wedding. Brides to be spend months to look great for their D day. So, […]The post How to look drop dead gorgeous at your wedding. appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • 10 Amazing Places for New Year Events in Ahmedabad

    Mansoor
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    New Year Party stands for celebrations, revelry and having fun. From Luxury Hotels to budget celebration avenues, we got all the information for you. Check out following list: 1. New Year Eve Dance 2015 At Karnavati Club in SG Highway Karnavati Club have organize the New Year Eve Dance 2015 with DJ Kunal Soni. In […]The post 10 Amazing Places for New Year Events in Ahmedabad appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
  • 10 Coolest Places for New Year’s Celebration in Kolkata

    Mansoor
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    Welcome 2015 with the bash of DJ’s, unlimited food, drinks and amazing crowd cheering in new year’s eve celebration. We brought you some amazing place to celebrate this new year’s eve like a boss. 1. New Year Eve With Atif Aslam At Vedic Village Spa Resort in Shikharpur Vedic Village Spa Resort have organizing the […]The post 10 Coolest Places for New Year’s Celebration in Kolkata appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
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  • 10 Ideas for Awesome Wedding Favours

    Nods
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    We’re at that point in our wedding planning where we’re trying to decide what we should do for wedding favours. I know that it’s not obligatory to give your guests favours – most people wouldn’t notice if there were none there at all. But I’m a details person and I just love considering the different options. Here are ten ideas for awesome favours that I’ve come up with: 1. Charity donations If you’ve been to one too many weddings where the favours have been left on the tables by guests, then why not consider making a donation to charity…
  • DIY Embellished Envelopes for Save the Dates

    Nods
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    I just love wedding stationery. Or any stationery really – I’ve had to ban myself from Paperchase because I was literally spending every penny I had on buying greeting cards in bulk. When it came to our wedding, in order to save money I made all our own save the dates and invitations. This allowed them to be really personal to us but, I’m not going to lie, it was a bit stressful at times. Of course you can have personalised save the dates without all that faff – when I received a range of photographic save the date cards from Shutterfly I was totally hooked on their…
  • Etsy finds for a Chic Bohemian Wedding

    Nods
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Good morning Monday! I’m a HUGE Etsy fan, I’ve already swiped quite a few bits from there for our wedding… including this sparkly cake topper beauty: I especially love the fact that you can find gorgeous stuff for every style of wedding. Today I wanted to show you a few things I’ve spotted on Etsy which I think would be PERFECT for a chic bohemian wedding. 1. The 1970s inspired gown ‘Ninette’ gown by mignonnehandmade, via Etsy. With this dress you’d still look like a boho princess without having to be barefoot in a forest on your big day! 2. The…
 
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  • Mexican Wedding Inspiration

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Weddings venues in Mexico are a fabulous adventure. And if you want the experience of having a more tender touch, imagine Folk vintage Mexican wedding inspiration.Over Mexican Vintage wedding, consider real Mexican folk poems or art, rustic clothes, many of wildflowers, a little rustic flair, hand keys and many colors. Rustic Dresses:You can integrate rustic clothes with a Mexican wedding dress, your bridesmaids or blossom lover. For a holiday and fashionable touch to work with fabulous decoration and extra colorful appearance. As a further model or tender appearance, you can opt for the…
  • The Beauty of Mexican Culture

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Mexico is a country of contrasts, kind people, and countless travel choices.If you want to discover the authentic Mexico ... good luck! It has been told many times, there are lots of Mexico, so the research for the authentic Mexico finishes in various sites. Mexico is enormously more than seashores and sunsets. Mexico is a land where recent building flowers can be viewed from ancient cities, where the following Desert rises give access to a stunning seashore, where customs and getting business talents have been transferred down for ages. Mexico City, one of the biggest capitals in the world,…
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    10 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
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  • The uniqueness of Mexican wedding traditions

    7 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Each country has its own traditions. Customs are especially relevant when it arrives in life celebrations such as weddings.In Mexico, wedding traditions can incorporate various items. In some towns of northern Mexico, there is the ritual of presenting a ring called "promise" that occurs as the engagement ring.The bridegroom often gives the bride thirteen coins gold. The madrina de arras contains the thirteen coins that the bridegroom gives to the bride. Coins arras was a Roman custom of separating gold or silver, one-half is kept by the woman and the other half by the man, as a wedding…
  • Say I do to a Valentine's wedding In Mexico

    3 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Year after year, Tulum attracts couples who want to spend time together and express their love to each other in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea. No wonder Tulum is the new destination wedding in Mexico. It offers white sandy Cancun and virgin water with an incredible array of shades of turquoise in a more intimate atmosphere. It is perfect for a weekend to just relax on the beach and enjoy each other. What more could a loving couple ask for?You want to lay on the sand all day, enjoy the atmosphere of hip Tulum or possibly explore the most beautiful Mayan archeological…
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  • Instagram weddings weddingideas_brides

    Wedding Box
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    … via Instagram; Meninas! Olha que look perfeito que encontrei no @vestidoca! Lá você encontra lindos vestidos para inspiração: casual, festa, formatura e noivas! Um mais lindo que o outro! The post Instagram weddings weddingideas_brides appeared first on Wedding Box.
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    Wedding Box
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    … via Instagram; Beautiful via @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion; http://ift.tt/18RHLpx The post Instagram weddings weddingideas_brides appeared first on Wedding Box.
  • Instagram weddings: bridestyle

    Wedding Box
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    … via Instagram; Olhem que coisa mais linda e emocionante, o noivo cadeirante, preparou uma surpresa pra poder dançar com a noiva no dia do casamento. É pra chorar de emoção não é? The post Instagram weddings: bridestyle appeared first on Wedding Box.
  • Instagram weddings: bridestyle

    Wedding Box
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
    … via Instagram; Que tal um jantar romântico na Índia? Via @destinosesonhos ❤️; http://ift.tt/1KmMyQj The post Instagram weddings: bridestyle appeared first on Wedding Box.
  • Instagram weddings weddingideas_brides

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    4 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    … via Instagram; Beautiful ❤️ via @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion @dresses_gowns_fashion; http://ift.tt/1Kmg4FO The post Instagram weddings weddingideas_brides appeared first on Wedding Box.
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  • Blue and Sage Wedding at the Columbia Winery

    nicole
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Inspired by the beauty of Seattle, Amy and Weston invited their family and friends to celebrate their love at the Columbia Winery. The sage green and blue color palette designed by Holly Kate & Co made for elegant accents throughout the venue, from golden hour ceremony to dinner and dancing the night away. Laurel McConnell Photography brilliantly captured the couple’s utter bliss on their wedding day. We guarantee you’ll smile looking at these images! The Couple: Amy and Weston The Wedding: Columbia Winery, Woodinville, Winery The Inspiration: Neither of us are Seattle natives…
  • Snowy Couple Session at the Ice Castles of New Hampshire

    nicole
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The magnificent Ice Castles of New Hampshire are a sight to see: gigantic man-constructed towers of pure ice and snow that appear as if they were part of a fairy tale. The awe-inspiring masterpiece was the perfect setting for Emily and Matt’s snowy couple session by Darling Photography. We are totally enamored by the falling snow in each frame, and we love that Emily’s burgundy hat is such a bold pop of color against the stark white ice. A big thank you to Darling Photography for sharing Emily and Matt’s stunning couple session at the Ice Castles of New Hampshire with…
  • Simply Elegant Wedding at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    nicole
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    With the Capilano Suspension Bridge as their focal point, Vivian and Edgan planned an elegant and natural wedding with minimal details and an intimate ceremony. The modern and architectural wedding location made for incredible images by BAKEPHOTOGRAPHY unlike any wedding we’ve seen. As if the unique venue weren’t enough, bride Vivian donned an epic and glamorous neckpiece on her wedding day that nearly stole the show! The Couple: Vivian and Edgan The Wedding: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver, British Columbia The Inspiration: We wanted our wedding to be cozy and to…
  • Breezy Wedding at NOW Amber Puerto Vallarta

    nicole
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A breezy destination wedding in Mexico is exactly the pick-me-up you need this afternoon. Katie and Mathew traveled to beautiful Puerto Vallarta with their closest loved ones for a glamorous beach wedding. Fer Juaristi gorgeously captured the couple on their day, highlighting the incredible landscape of NOW Amber Puerto Vallarta and the love between Katie and Mathew as they spent their first moments together as husband and wife basking in the romantic Mexican sunset. The Couple: Katie and Mathew The Wedding: NOW Amber Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico The Inspiration: Matt and I…
  • Beach Engagement Session in Bali

    nicole
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Bali’s laid-back and lush landscape made the perfect setting for Mathilde and Benjamin’s romantic beach engagement session. The cool couple explored the natural beauty of Lombok Island while the brilliant Apel Photography captured their love. A special thanks to Apel Photography for sharing Mathilde and Benjamin’s laid-back beach engagement session with Junebug! For more nature engagement inspiration, check out Caroline and Jimmy’s Colorado engagement session. The post Beach Engagement Session in Bali appeared first on .
 
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  • Wedding Song Lyrics – Finding the Right Wedding Songs

    Matt Campbell
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    The average song is about 3 minutes long. Most wedding receptions are about three to four hours. At three hours, this would be sixty songs of non-stop music for a three hour wedding reception and eighty songs for a four hour wedding reception. This does not include the wedding ceremony. Typically, a wedding ceremony is about a half-an-hour but only about fixe songs played depending on the type of ceremony. That’s lots of wedding song lyrics to consider for your wedding.What can help you select the songs to your wedding? Most bridal couples will select wedding songs which mean the most…
  • 10 Ultimate Manly Websites For Grooms

    Matt Campbell
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Every groom dreams about their wedding day ever since they are a little boy. Ok, back to reality. Most men don’t think about their wedding day until they decide to pop the question to his life partner. No it’s not something well planned out. So, we created a list of websites for grooms to visit. A variety list of websites for many different aspects of a wedding. Enjoy our list of 10 ultimate manly websites for grooms.Hey grooms, you’re ready to pop the question. First, get ideas of what your future bride wants in a ring. She has to wear it the rest of her life. Get what she…
  • First Things To Do After Becoming Engaged

    Amy Metcalf
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    After the big question is popped and you say “Yes” and the initial shock has worn down, you will want to personally notify your family or friends. This notification can be accomplished through meeting them in person, via phone call, or social media such as Facebook or Twitter. It is recommended that you tell people that are important to you that you notify them in person as this is more personal and intimate. By notifying your family or friends in person it gives them the opportunity to congratulate you in person. It also can give the family or friends the opportunity to see the ring.
  • Oscar Movie Songs Past 20 Year Winners

    Matt Campbell
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    In celebration of the Academy Awards, we will provide you with a list of past winners for the Best Original Song in a Movie. For official information on the Academy awards, please visit their website http://www.oscars.org. Here is a list of the Oscar movie songs for the past 20 years!Please note that the said years below are the years the movies were released and the actual awards ceremonies happened in the year following.2014 winner has yet to be announced but stay tuned on Sunday, February 22, 2015. 2013 Let It Go — Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez 2012 Skyfall —…
  • No Excuses For Daddy’s Not So Little Girl

    Matt Campbell
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:22 pm
    A wedding day is all about the bride and groom. No, scratch that. It’s all about the bride, not the bass. Yes, that’s the way it should be. A bride thinks about her wedding day her whole life. Stereotypically as she grows up, the bride looks for a man to fill the role that her Daddy has played her whole life. So there are no excused for a bride not to include her Dad into the wedding day festivities. Parents of the bride are traditionally responsible for paying for the wedding. However, Dad should be included in a wedding for more than his wallet.There are three must-have moments…
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  • Venue at the Grove Wedding | Ruby & John

    brashlerphoto
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Ruby and John were married at Venue at the Grove on February 15th, 2015. When I arrived, John was busy making sure every detail was tended to before Ruby walked down the aisle. But from the moment I saw him at the beginning of the day, he was ALL smiles. Ruby was busy with the final touches with her and her bridesmaids. Once she put her wedding dress on, all of the girls in the bridal suite started tearing up! After the sunset ceremony, the portrait time seemed to fly by! John and Ruby are so natural with each other and so easily make one another laugh.  Later in the night, Ruby and John…
  • White Tank Mountain Wedding | Amanda & Dustin

    brashlerphoto
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    Amanda is one of my favorite makeup artists, and when she called me and said she was getting married, I was so exited for her! She and Dustin had their wedding at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park on Valentine’s Day!  There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by gathering to witness a marriage. In lieu of a guest book, Amanda & Dustin asked that their guests sign a wooden bench for their home. I love this unique way to remember this special day and keep their wedding close to their hearts.  A group of teachers from the school where Amanda teaches took the…
  • Venue at the Grove | Jen & Mike

    brashlerphoto
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Jen & Mike were married at Venue at the Grove on February 7th (my birthday!) …I may be a little biased but I think it was the best wedding date EVER! They’re so sweet and had a cake made for me so we could celebrate for a minute! Jen & Mike are incredible. Being around them literally makes you smile from head to toe. They are an amazing couple with a genuine love for one another and a knack for making others laugh. I don’t think I have ever been to a wedding where I laughed so often! Jen & Mike’s wedding day was full of joy! Congratulations! Here are my…
  • Windmill Winery Wedding | Lyndsay & Nathan

    brashlerphoto
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    As Lyndsay and her bridesmaids finished up their final details of getting ready, everyone’s spirits were high. You could feel the excitement buzzing around the room for the emotional and thrilling day ahead. Just then, the door peeked open and Lyndsay’s dad, Brian advanced into the room with tears filling his eyes. In that moment, you could see his mind reflecting on the years he had watched Lyndsay grow and how proud of her he had become.  As she stood before him as a bride, there was not a dry eye in the room. They hugged and it was evident that this will be one of the most…
  • Secret Garden Wedding | Megan & Devin

    brashlerphoto
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Megan and Devin held their wedding at the Secret Garden Event Center on January 30th, 2015. The clouds above were pure white and full, and a little rain trickled down during the break of the rainstorm. Everyone was delighted when the rain stopped just in time for the wedding ceremony. Once Devin was at the front, guests rose to their feet to watch Megan clutch to Ellery’s arm as they walked down the flight of stairs. They moved through the spiral aisle, which was lined with white garden chairs filled with the beaming faces of all their closest friends and family. Megan looked and smiled at…
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  • Vendor Spotlight: Paparazzi Proposals NYC Graffiti Proposal

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Beautiful proposals come together when a very personalized idea is executed with perfection and captured on camera. This week’s proposal is romantic, personal and happened right here in NYC. The Idea: Autumn in New York is a marvel in its own. The leaves are all sorts of colors and the temperature is just right for a stroll through Central Park to profess your love to your significant other and ask for their hand in marriage. Bradley and Caitlin’s love sparkled and blossomed through the power of poetry. Bradley and Caitlin both reside in England. Bradley contacted Paparazzi Proposals…
  • Vendor Spotlight: The Heart Bandits Parisian Romance Proposal

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has a dream destination that they’ve visited time and time again or have dreamed to visit lifelong. Manuele knew his girlfriend’s dream location was Paris and wanted to incorporate the magic of that city into his proposal. But how do you recreate the feel of an entire city? Read how The Heart Bandits were able to help Manuele create a truly memorable proposal! The Idea: There are many elements that are quintessentially Paris. Most would initially think of the Eiffel tower. This amazing 9 foot Eiffel Tower was crafted out of moss and flowers as the focal point of this…
  • 5 Unique Ring Holders for Your Proposal

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Just like your love story, your proposal story should also be unique and special. We know that the highlight of a proposal is the ring, but the proposal is important too. Here are some ideas for unique proposal boxes that can be incorporated into her dream proposal. Chocolate Box: If sugary and sweet is your style, pop the ring into a box of her favorite chocolates! Take out the box after a romantic dinner. Have her open the treats as you recite all the reasons you love her. Celebrate with chocolate after you slip the sparkling diamond ring on her finger. She’ll remember your sweet…
  • Vendor Spotlight: Winter Wonderland Proposal by The Yes Girls

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    After the ring, the proposal is the next big step to master! Whether it’s intimate or lavish, a unique and personal proposal can win her over. Proposal planners can help you execute the proposal of her dreams and make you look like a star. This week we talked to The Yes Girls to learn about how they planned this amazing Winter Wonderland Proposal! People do a lot of  wonderful and extravagant things for love. Encapsulating how you feel about your significant other comes to a crescendo when planning a proposal. Ryan’s big idea was to change the weather to create the perfect backdrop…
  • 5 Types of Men in the Dating World

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The world of dating and men can be a tricky one to navigate. Not everyone is alike but there are some tell-tale characteristics that many men share. Here are some categories of men that you find out there. Mr. CareerMan: CareerMan as the name implies thinks only of his career. As he should, after having invested all that time and energy in securing his multiple degrees from the Ivies. His career is of utmost importance- but only his. All the other elements of his life, including his wife should be arranged around his career. The career man is the sun and simply looks for a wife that can orbit…
 
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  • Dinner by Design 2015: DPNAK Weddings snagged Third Place

    Danielle Pasternak
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    At the end very of January of this year, I received an email from an old school friend inviting me to take part in this year’s Dinner By Design event. Dinner By Design is an annual event held to raise money for the Lackawanna Historical Society. This year would be the second year it would be held at POSH at the Scranton Club and I was eager to jump on board and join other local greats like Central Park Flowers, MCR Productions, JK Designs, and more. Before I got too far into anything, I reached out to my good friend, Sarah Petryk of Allium Design. She agreed to help us out and…
  • Wedding Programs Part II: What to do with them

    Danielle Pasternak
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A few weeks ago, we started talking about wedding programs. What they are, what to include, and why we like them. This week, I want to talk a little bit more about them and discuss just what in the world to do with them. Wedding Programs from Etsy Shop Swell & Grand Now that we know what the programs are and what their purpose is, let’s chat about what to do with them and how best to get them into the hands of your guests. If you’re doing a program sign or poster: We recommend placing your sign/poster/frame on an easel or safely resting against a prop or furniture item…
  • Creative Spotlight: Daniel Moyer Photography – Part II

    Danielle Pasternak
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Many, many moons ago (what the…) we had the pleasure of meeting and working with the awesome photographer that is Daniel Moyer Photography. In 2013, we had the opportunity to chat with him for a bit in what we’re now calling Part I. This is Part II and it’s amazing how much someone can grow and achieve in just a year and Daniel is no exception. On top of everything else, Daniel has become a great friend and the DPNAK team had the pleasure of coordinating his and his wife, Rachel’s wedding last June. (And it was beautiful!!) So please soak in all that he has to say…
  • Sponsored Post: Thirdlove

    Danielle Pasternak
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to get a little sexy on the blog today. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a representative from ThirdLove to try out their bras, panties and their unique system for properly measuring your size. Now, anyone that knows me personally knows that I’m not exactly a Victoria’s Secret model. I’m tiny and more on the athletic side thanks to about 400 years of being a ballerina. (I’m rounding up) Thanks to my smaller size, I was a little bit limited as to the type of brassiere I could order, but ended up…
  • Wedding Programs Part I: What They Are, Why We Like Them and What To Include

    Danielle Pasternak
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
      Programs above by Etsy Designer Red Letter Vows Wedding Program: Huh?? A “wedding program” is a non-must-have item that you can have for guests before the start of your wedding ceremony. If you’ve ever been to a Broadway show, Disney on Ice, or even your niece’s ballet recital, you’ve likely received a program upon entering the theater that tells you what to expect, who’s involved and the order of the “show”. A wedding program serves a very similar function of informing guests of what’s to come. It can be in the form of a small…
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  • 6 DIY Wedding Favour Ideas

    Clarabel Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wedding Favours you can make at home Wedding favours are traditional tokens of appreciation and gratitude and are a personal way of thanking your guests for celebrating your special day with you. Although they are usually a minor detail to a wedding, those of you who have a large guest-list may find yourself spending a small fortune on these often soon-to-be-forgotten memorabilia. Making your own is a great way to put a bit of personality into your wedding favours, and will certainly save the pennies for the more major elements of your wedding. As long as you have fingers and thumbs you have…
  • Unusual Places You Will Meet Your Husband

    Alessandra Maffei
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Where are you going to meet your husband-to-be? How will you recognise him? Love is patient, love is kind. But above all, love is magical and unpredictable. It can’t be hurried. It takes its own time. And its own places.   Believe it or not, most first dates do not come about as the result of an awkward introduction, an awkward set up or an awkward pick up line at a bar. A lot of people meet at work, through a friend or even on Facebook. It’s true that bars are one of the easiest way to meet people, but if the last thing you want is to meet someone over tequila shots and loud music,…
  • 5 Affordable Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

    Emma Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Plan an eco-friendly wedding to minimise your carbon footprint as a couple Forget white weddings, in 2015 it’s all about the colour green! As a nation we’re all making more of an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle on behalf of the environment, and weddings can be notoriously wasteful. If you want to enter into married life with your carbon conscience clear, then follow some of these simple examples of how to throw an eco-friendly wedding.   1. Minimize travel Do you make an effort to buy local to cut down on carbon emissions? The same principle can apply to your wedding. Buy local…
  • 5 Tips for Choosing your Maid of Honour

    Clarabel Jones
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Helping you choose your leading lady Your maid of honour is the icing to your cake, the diamond to your ring and the lace to your bodice. In other words, she plays an integral role in the successful planning of your wedding, and needs to be chosen carefully – and with caution. For many of you lucky brides, choosing your maid of honour may be as simple and as straightforward as picking your breakfast cereal in the morning. It’s obvious, right? You pick your favourite. However, for those of you who have two best friends, two sisters or simply too many friends to count on two hands, this…
  • Let me take a Wedding Selfie

    Alessandra Maffei
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    5 cool and funny selfies that need to be taken on your wedding day. Selfies. Selfies everywhere. Anytime. With social media having become a crucial part of our everyday life, times have definitely changed. These days, updates are instant with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Whenever something exciting happens in our lives, we can hardly resist the temptation of tweeting about it or snapping a quick picture that we’re going to upload on Instagram, maybe in addition to some flattering filter. It’s always a good time to take a selfie. And why not? Even on your wedding day.   First, the…
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  • pasadena & downtown la engagement session – maureen & neil

    Josh Goodman
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    We had such a blast photographing Maureen and Neil’s e-session at Pasadena City Hall and around Downtown LA. They were a bit nervous at first, but they quickly warmed up to the camera and let their personalities and connection with each other shine through. We love the genuine feelings of love and joy that really show in the images! We’re always grateful to have such wonderful clients, and we’re looking forward to capturing Maureen and Neil’s wedding in May – it’s sure to be a lot of fun! If you’re planning a wedding in Pasadena, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere, we’d love…
  • we’ve been named one of the top 3 wedding photographers in los angeles!

    Josh Goodman
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    We’re super excited and honored to be named one of the Top 3 Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles by threebestrated.com! We’re always appreciative when someone recognizes the quality of our work and our passion for wedding photography If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding, we’d love to hear from you! To get in touch with us, just fill out our contact form so we can chat about photography for your wedding!
  • cicada wedding – kenzie and robert

    Josh Goodman
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    We loved photographing Kenzie and Rob’s dowtown LA engagement session a little while back because it gave us time to hang out with them and get to know them on a more personal level. They’re both really genuine people and just plain great to be around so we’ve been eager to photograph their wedding for a while now. And now that these two have tied the know we’re thrilled to share some images from their beautiful, touching, and sometimes hilarious wedding! Their Gastby themed wedding was a perfect match for the art deco themed Cicada restaurant. We think it was also a…
  • oviatt penthouse wedding – erica and chris

    Josh Goodman
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    We’ve couldn’t wait to photograph Erica and Chris’ wedding after all the fun we had hanging out with them during their engagement session. And their wedding at the gorgeous Oviatt Penthouse was awesome to photograph because it was bursting at the seams with fun and personality! And our favorite personal touch at this wedding were the two gowns that Chris’s Grandmother personally made for Erica – they were both so beautiful! If you’re planning a Oviatt Penthouse wedding or a wedding anywhere in Southern California, please contact us so we can chat about…
  • sportsmen’s lodge wedding – shannon & rob

    Josh Goodman
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Wow, what a fun wedding and an awesome bride and groom! We photographed Shannon’s sister’s wedding a few years ago at the Sportsmen’s Lodge and it was a total joy to do. We loved hanging out with Shannon and Rob on their e-session, and Shannon’s family is a cool bunch so we’ve been looking forward to photographing Shannon’s wedding the whole year, and we’re so happy to say that it did not disappoint! We couldn’t ask for a sweeter couple and we feel lucky to be a part of their big day! Please enjoy the images, and if you’re planning a…
 
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