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  • Southern Vintage Alabama Wedding

    Every Last Detail
    Michelle
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This gorgeous Alabama wedding from j.woodbery photography has absolutely stolen my heart! This couple incorporated their sweet southern roots in a lovely outdoor celebration, and with a beautiful vintage style, this down home southern wedding hit all the marks. The lovely bride, Ashley, is here with us today to share her planning experience with us: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? My mom (the Details Queen), and Alyse (my sister/Fashion Coordinator), were a huge help during the entire process; I couldn’t have pulled it off with such ease…
  • Best Day Ever | Wedding at Segner Ranch Sedona

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    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. This is the tiniest of sneak peeks from our second photographer (who does shoot digital) as we patiently await our film back from the lab. Oh it can be tough to wait, especially when you know how many beautiful images will be on those rolls of film. Patience is a virtue, of which I often am lacking!!!! Especially when it comes to seeing wedding film. But the wait will be worth it. We just get so excited! I will definitely…
  • Tofino Wedding Photographer // Emily & Jesse

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    Cole Roberts
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Throughout the summer of 2015, Cole will be based out of Vancouver again. This is big news for us in many ways, the biggest being that places like Tofino are so close again. Emily and Jesse live in the States and for their wedding, they started the morning by watching the sun rise, following that up with a ceremony in a rainforest clearing, the reception along a private beach, and a bonfire under the stars to complete the day. “Our choice of this location was really about finding a place full of natural beauty that doesn’t require a lot of embellishment or over the top decor. We…
  • Malibu Modern Jewish Wedding from Luxury Estate Weddings and Events

    Modern Jewish Wedding
    Michele
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Mixing Jewish traditions with a modern touch, the couple had an all white elegant wedding. Mackenzie & Eric laughed through the day & danced through the night with their family and friends. The MJW Elegant Style details are everywhere–starting with the stunning view from the venue.  The chuppah had a floating chandelier in the center and not to be outdone by her decor Mackenzie wore a stunning backless dress and a loose up-do.  Fabulously Elegant (and Chic)! We LOVE the reverse first look.  We hope it becomes a trend. Mazel Tov Mackenzie…
  • Real Wedding: Liane & Harry's Dazzling Blue Beach Wedding

    Destination Wedding Blog
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Couple: Liane & Harry Wedding date: July 16, 2014 Location/resort:  Cancun, Mexico - Beach Palace Number of Guests: 36 The story of how you met/fell in love: We met in Cancun on a company incentive trip.  Harry went solo and my brother brought me along. We met the first evening at the dinner and it was sparks right away! We maintained a long distance relationship for 3 years and Harry proposed to me last July on a cruise we took together. What made you choose Beach Palace: We went through lots of choices online and came in November last year to tour a couple of resorts. Once we…
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  • Reality Doesn’t Always Look Like the Map You Have for Your Business

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

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

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

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

    Christine
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Whenever I discover a new blog or business, one of the first things I do is look for social proof about the business. Are you sharing your social proof with your readers? With the option for smart buttons on your blog, people can now see how many people have shared your post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. You’re surfing the web, you come to a post that seems cool, but then you notice that 37 other people have shared it — and before you know it? You’re sharing it too. Did you know that there is Psychology behind why we share with others? “People’s behavior…
 
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  • 外見が良いからといってゲイの世界でモテるとは限らない

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

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

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

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

    u5TgB9SmrQ
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    ゲイが出会うためには、ハッテン場などでなく、今はインターネットの掲示板を利用すると良いそうです。 どうしても、自分がゲイであることを恥ずかしいと思っている方も多くいます。 だから、変な話し普通の出会い系サイトのように、プロフィールをガンガン顔出ししている…ってのも、微妙という事が言われています。 さて、そんな訳でここではどういった方法で出会いをゲイ達が求めているのか、調査してみましょう。…
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    DIY Bride
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
  • DIY Hanging Floral Arrangment from Blooms By The Box

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

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

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

    DIY Bride
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re kicking off this week with a lovely yellow + grey scrabble-themed DIY wedding from Love Tree Studios. Our couple Kristin + David were encouraged by a mutual friend to start playing “Words With Friends” game with each other, and this beautiful friendship eventually bloomed into real love. Our bride Kristin is talented at DIY crafting and used her skills well to honor the game that changed their lives forever into a theme. Let’s see, where do I start? So many lovely aspects to this DIY wedding. I love the large pinwheels that decorated the ceremony backdrop as well…
 
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    Polka Dot Bride

  • Marie and Jan’s Secret Forest Sunset Engagement Photos

    Polka Dot Bride
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Marie & Jan I don’t think there is a more romantic time of day than sunset and with a love of  European forests (Jan is from Germany and Marie from France). Jan chose the Secret Forest in Sherwood, outside of Brisbane for their engagement photographs. They joined Love Is A Place Photography to capture the romantic moments of their engagement and it was literally their engagement with Jan having proposed earlier that day, a complete surprise to Marie! Jan tells, “It was our 11 month anniversary, so I told her I had planned a surprise day for her. I took her for a picnic at the…
  • Farewell Oscar De La Renta

    Polka Dot Bride
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It was sad this week, to hear the news of designer Oscar De La Renta passing. As someone who was inspired greatly by his beautiful gowns, I wanted to create a little post today that shared some of my favourites, along with some of the words he shared about fashion and life. Oscar De La Renta was born in the Dominian Republic in 1932, his love of art and fashion began with studying painting in Spain where he realised his love of fashion. He spent much time working with ready to wear and couture designers Cristóbal Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Antonio del Castillo. He began his own ready to wear…
  • Friday Roundup

    Polka Dot Bride
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photo by Dominique Felicity Chapman | Sam Hughes from 1950s Vintage Wedding In Perth Happy Friday Dotties! What a busy week it has been at Polka Dot HQ. With weddings on my mind (we have a few coming up so soon!) holidays on our minds and Christmas (!) just around the corner the week has certainly has had it’s twists and turns. I’m looking forward to a warm and sunny weekend and even a few little fun outings (Are you following along with our adventures on Instagram?) So as we do every Friday morning, let’s catch up on the posts and news of the week.  This Week On Polka Dot…
  • Jo and Al’s Spring Garden Party Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jo & Al If there is one thing that warmer weather makes me excited for, it’s garden party weddings! The wedding of Jo and Al was set in the most beautiful of gardens, the ceremony under a magnificent fig tree casting dappled light over the vows, a sit down luncheon for guests on the grass under the shade of a marquee and in between? Plenty of mingling on the lawns with drinks from glass decanters and dancing as the sun set behind the hills. Jo and Al chose Chloe of White Images to take their photos. Jo kicks us off with their story. “We met at University in Sydney through…
  • Alicia and Mark’s Romantic Vineyard Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Alicia & Mark Alicia and Mark chose the romantic vineyard region of the Hunter Valley for their wedding day. Filling their reception with crystal chandeliers and flowers, they turned a beautiful Autumn day into a romantic vineyard wedding.   Popcorn Photography was there to capture it all. Alicia tells the story of how she and Mark began dating. “Mark and I met at a BBQ about 8 years before we started dating, he was a friend of my very over-protective cousin. Although there was an instant connection between us my cousin instantly forbid Mark from taking me out. We developed a…
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    Style Me Pretty

  • Social Hour!

    Michelle Hoover
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We’ve been fancying up Fridays around these parts with a little addition we like to call ‘Social Hour’. Inspired by you lovelies, we gather all of your faves from Instagram and Pinterest into one pretty place (a perfect way to get the weekend started if you ask us). So kick off those heels, relax with that five o’clock cocktail and see what lovely we’ve whipped up, just for you. Most Loved Pics of the WeekView Slideshow ONGOING GIVEAWAYS Joanna August Color Contest $500 Noritake Gift Card $200 JYJewels Gift Card This week’s DISCOUNTS… Riley & Grey…
  • Romantic Blushing Affair in Wine Country

    Erin Lepperd
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    September can go either way in terms of seasonal style. End of summer bash or a pretty fall affair? This beauty lies somewhere in the middle and it has a crazy team of talent behind all the gorgeous details. Talent like Jasmine Star, a photographer who knows beautiful imagery like the back of her hand and Jacin of Lovely Little Detailsa designer who’s details are the ones we favorite time and again. See all their handiwork right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsVineyardStylesRustic From The Bride…We were looking for a romantic, outdoor…
  • Romantic Outdoor Wedding Amongst the Trees

    Erin Lepperd
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This Georgia wedding is so thoughtfully personalized, using treasured family antiques decorating the reception and small wooden boats floating on the surrounding ponds as a nod to the groom’s love for sailing. It’s moments like that, planned by Chancey Charm Weddings with florals by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, that make this day so special. The images by Odalys Mendez Photography certainly help too. See this gorgeous day unfold right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsGarden VenueStylesElegant From Odalys Mendez Photography…A…
  • Cozy Canada Winter Chateau Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This cozy wedding warms my heart in a serious way – and, believe it or not – has me longing for those cold winter nights. Lynn Lee planned the charming affair complete with sleigh rides and hot chocolate favors, while Joel Bedford was there to capture every pretty detail (including the Bride’s fresh Full Bloom bouquet). Snuggle up in the gallery and just try not to crave a cup of cocoa. I dare you. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsWinterSettingsChateauStylesElegant From The Bride…We knew that in choosing the Chateau Montebello as our winter…
  • 14 Halter Dresses That Will Make You Swoon

    Emily Silverman
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We love a bride who opts for a few nontraditional details on her big day. And if you’re looking for a dress that makes a statement, a halter dress may be for you. With the help of our new and improved Look Book, we pulled together 14 of the most stunning halter dresses out there. Any one is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd, and for more dress inspiration get lost in our Look Book! 14 Swoon-Worthy Halter DressesView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 3 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Fall, Round-Ups, Seasonal Wedding Trend, The…
 
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  • WPW: You Are What You Sell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wendy
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
      You're engaged and looking at all those rustic, outdoor possibilities.   Barns, gardens, and tented lawns.  All perfect for the darling Pinterest ideas you have been collecting.   And, right in line with your budget.   WAIT.....!!!   Before you sign up for that clearing in the woods or that barn that has no heat, no kitchen and no bathroom facilities.   Before you start shopping on Etsy and at Michael's, start collecting mason jars and old bottles and burlap- STOP! - and take notes.   Crafty brides- and some "not so crafty"…
  • 15 LUCKY COUPLES

    Wendy
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Exclusive Cocktail Party With Rustic CharmOlde Homestead Golf ClubYou are invited to an exclusive cocktail party at one ofthe area's most spectacular venues. If you are engaged and looking for a unique wedding destination with rustic charm, amazing views and plenty of activities to entertain your wedding guests all weekend, Olde Homestead is the place.  Be transported to this idyllic spot in a luxury party bus. Then enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeurves from one of Philadelphia's most sought after caterers, as you tour the venue and speak to other wedding…
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    Decidedly Uncomplicated

  • The look for less: BHLDN's Everlasting Frames

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

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

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

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

    Leslie Weekes
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our clients were having a hard time visualizing the arrangement of the outdoor furniture they had rented to create an outdoor lounge for their wedding at Woodend Sanctuary. They live in Melbourne, Australia, which added to their anxiety about the final look. However, there was no room in the budget for a professional rendering. Not one to be easily deterred, our own Jenn Manning purchased a
 
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    Southern Weddings Magazine

  • Bridal Market 2014 Part 5: BHLDN, Sarah Janks, Legends, Carol, Heidi, Monique, Carolina

    Lisa
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today is the fifth and final day of our Bridal Market recaps, and gracious, it has been so much fun sharing our experience and favorite moments! If you’re just tuning in, catch up on Parts One, Two, Three, and Four. We’re so grateful to Briana of Divine Light Photography for capturing our experience and all of these gorgeous gowns so that we could share them with y’all this week! Our final day of Market started on the loveliest note–Breakfast with BHLDN! We are longtime fans of BHLDN’s vintage-inspired dresses and heirloom-worthy accessories, so it was a treat to…
  • Southern Newlywed: Date Night with Rachel and James

    Lisa
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Oh my word, today’s post is pulling at my heartstrings! Three things in particular always make me homesick for Texas: Friday Night Lights reruns, bright orange sunsets (Texans, y’all know the kind!), and the thought of really good tacos. When the adorable Rachel and James sent us their five favorite date ideas, we couldn’t resist sending them off on a taco tour date for Southern Newlywed. This low-key date idea looks like so much fun, and even if you don’t live in a place surrounded by mouth-watering Tex Mex, it’s easily adaptable to whatever delicacy your home…
  • Bridal Market 2014 Part 4: The Piers, Judd Waddell, Ivy & Aster, Sareh Nouri

    Lisa
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    By day three of Bridal Market, we were feeling a little bit exhausted, but thanks to the gorgeous fall weather, we woke up energized and ready for another exciting day! We saw a huge range of styles on Sunday, from sweet and classic to edgy and ethereal–further confirmation that there is a dress perfectly suited for every single bride! Our wonderful photographer for the weekend, Briana of Divine Light Photography, snapped a few shots of our outfits in between capturing all of the bridal fashion–I wore a Lilly Pulitzer tunic that I bought during their summer sale, a J. Crew skirt,…
  • Kate Spade Inspired Wedding at The Sanderling

    Marissa
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s a good week here at Southern Weddings for my fellow pink and gold glitter-loving gals! After thoroughly gushing over yesterday’s wedding, I considered reigning in my enthusiasm a little for Katey and Matt’s post, but decided against it. If you know me, you know that when I get excited, I talk WAY too fast, so please read this quickly and drink in all the prettiness below! As a wedding planner herself, Katey had so many creative ideas, but she knew she didn’t want to go overboard. Armed with Kate Spade as her inspiration and the beautiful Sanderling Resort as her…
  • Bridal Market 2014 Part 3: Badgley, Amsale, Christos, Kenneth, Modern Trousseau

    Lisa
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Welcome back to day two of Bridal Market! If you missed parts one and two of our recaps, find them here and here. We’re so grateful to Briana of Divine Light Photography for all of these gorgeous images! After leaving the Liancarlo showroom, we grabbed a quick lunch (which we were very excited about, having eaten trail mix in a taxi for lunch the day before!) and headed to the Piers for the Badgley Mischka show. We’re already big fans of Badgley Mischka shoes–I even just bought a pair for my own wedding next year–so seeing their gowns was a treat. The styling was a…
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  • Our 6th Anniversary!

    Sarah
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Since it’s our sixth (!!) anniversary, I thought I’d take a cue from Snippet and Ink’s fun series, Frameworthy Photos, and share a few of the wedding images we have framed in our house. They’re our absolute favorites and they always bring back such magical memories from our blessed day: J – I love you more + more every single day and I’m so excited for what’s to come. lymlbb. xx. You can see more from our wedding day here. Images by Look Photography. The post Our 6th Anniversary! appeared first on Classic Bride Blog.
  • Preppy Fall Engagement Inspiration

    Sarah
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This beautiful engagement was actually shot in January but because the weather was mild and the ensembles are a great mix of classic meets New England prep, I think it’s the perfect inspiration for an A+ fall engagement. / Images by Taylor Lord. The post Preppy Fall Engagement Inspiration appeared first on Classic Bride Blog.
  • Maine Lavender Field Inspiration | Faux Shoot

    Sarah
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This pretty lavender inspiration shoot reminds me of something you’d find inside Victoria magazine all about Provence – it’s simply magical. Instead, it’s actually somewhere equally magical – Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Camden, Maine. / Images by Justina Bilodeau Photography. Credits: Photography: Justina Bilodeau // Venue: Glendarragh Lavender Farm // Gown: Veronica Sheaffer // Makeup: Angela Hascall // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Paper Goods: Calligraphy With Style // Styling & Desserts: Justina Bilodeau The post Maine Lavender Field Inspiration |…
  • Flawless Fall Wedding in Prospect Park

    Sarah
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Editor’s Note: I’m pulling this gem from the archives today because it’s such fabulous fall wedding inspiration! xx. Sara and Paul wed in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in October 2012 and their wedding was one fabulously classic affair. I love how Sara looks so calm and at peace and I think that tranquility really elevated her ‘getting ready’ photos to an entirely new level … because wow! / Images by CB sponsor Patricia Kantzos Photography. Credits: Photography: Patricia Kantzos Photography / Florist: Zuzu’s Petals 374 Fifth Avenue; Brooklyn, New…
  • CB Style File: Tartan Bridesmaids’ Dresses

    Sarah
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Around this time of year, I always enjoy sharing festive plaid inspiration for holiday weddings and you all know about my well-documented love affair with Devon Baer so imagine my delight when I spied the most perfect of plaid dresses over on DB! Well, hello casual autumn bridesmaid inspiration: Left: Zoe Plaid Ruffle Dress | Right: Ashley Plaid dress Seriously, can’t you see a string of New England ‘maids donning either of these tartan gems for a laidback fall wedding on the Vineyard? Add some heels and pearls and you’re good to walk down that aisle, amirite?! And the…
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  • Brianne + Matt Charlotte Engagement Photos

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

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

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

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

    Critsey Rowe
    22 May 2014 | 7:10 pm
    I love when my clients send me a wedding invitation. Is this not so classy and glamorous?!
 
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  • Philadelphia's Allebach Photography is booking in your neighborhood (and has TWO discounts)

    Catherine Clark
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Allebach Photography is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!Philly-based photographer Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography is one guy you've likely already heard us rave about before. Around these parts, he's been known to totally rock the tattooed wedding market, and HALF of his bookings are same-sex couples. On top of it all, Mike has been partnering with us for over six years and has used his expertise to write some pretty boss posts for us. So when we say we can vouch for our dude, we really mean it. But today I really want to talk about Mike's ability to travel TO…
  • An ode to Offbeat Bride's most popular shoe of all time

    Ariel Meadow Stallings
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Photo by Sandra Johnson Photography from Jennie & Daniel's tropical adventure-themed zoo wedding In the five years I've been writing shoe posts (Hello? What the hell? How has it been that long?), I've always been able to track product purchases. As always, I can't see WHO buys what (your Hitachi purchases are safe, friends — no shame, all joy!), I can see which products people buy after clicking a link on Offbeat Bride. This is called affiliate tracking and I've written about it a bunch over here on the Offbeat Empire business blog. Without a doubt, the most…
  • Jen & Rod's papercraft-y city gamer wedding

    Offbeat Editors
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Photos by Baildon Wedding Photography The Offbeat Bride: Jen, Environment, Health, & Safety Coordinator Her offbeat partner: Rod, IT System Support Guru Date and location of wedding: The Met Hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK — May 10, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We're both from Leeds, and we love it, so it made sense to find a city venue. The Metropole Hotel is a beautiful listed building, which provided a lovely backdrop to our day. We wanted to have a friend-centric rock party, with a wedding beforehand. Rod and I had been together very nearly ten years when he…
  • I made my Save The Dates with Vine: check out my 6-second STD

    CarolinaLemon
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    We wanted to let everyone know about our partnership ceremony date, but couldn't be bothered with the time and expense to send paper Save the Dates. So we have made a Vine and Facebooked and emailed it to everyone. Here's the result: I would totally recommend it! It didn't take long at all, and it's a bit more fun than just a plain email. Recent Comments Kristin in Alaska: Plus, there's a cat. And everything is better with a cat. [Link]CAROLINALEMON: Looking at your website I think we would be a good fit! But thanks, but no thanks, as we already ……
  • Instead of a bouquet, toss a Mario Kart shell at your friends

    Chris Wolfgang
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Photo from Amanda & Lee's knights and dragons colorful fairy tale wedding by Jenny GG Photography Amanda and Lee know what's up when it comes to nerdery. For their Washington wedding last April, they stole an idea for an alternative bouquet toss from a friend's wedding, and now we're telling you to steal it: instead of flowers, try lobbing a blue Mario Kart shell into an unmarried, all-gendered crowd! After all, as Amanda and Lee's friend put it originally: "For us nerds, there's one surefire way of telling who's in first place." This post…
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    Wedding Planning Ideas by WeddingFanatic

  • Bridal Shower Guest Book: Advice for the Bride

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

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

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

    Shang
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever thought of making your own wedding dress, or having a talented friend or family member make one for you, this is the post for you. While the phrase “handmade wedding dress” may conjure up horrific images of taffeta and puffy sleeves, you’d be surprised at how beautiful they can be! Ona’s Repurposed Silk Dress thisiwear.com This amazing dress was made from a $3 thrift store purchase and some additional fabric! It’s absolutely beautiful and turned out amazing. Ivory Sleeveless Wedding Dress etsystatic.com This stunning dress was handmade by Etsy designer alexbridal.
  • 6 Fun Father of the Bride Gifts

    Shang
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There is a special bond between a father and daughter, and a wedding is a very emotional time for the both of them! If you’re looking for fantastic gift ideas for your father, the 6 gifts below may be perfect! Embroidered Tie Patch etsystatic.com This adorable tie patch is a sweet and sentimental gift that your dad is sure to love. It lets him know that no matter what, you’re always his little girl. Sentimental Picture Frame etsystatic.com We love the idea of this picture frame, because it highlights the sweet moment between a father and daughter when they’re walking down the aisle. The…
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    Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design » Blog

  • Lee Elizabeth Ferguson & Naser Nayeb on DWeddings

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

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

    theD
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    In May 2014, Meredith spoke for the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners on the topic of “Successes and Challenges in Adding Corporate Events to your Portfolio.” The post Successes and Challenges in Adding Corporate Events to your Portfolio appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
  • Significant Events of Texas has been published on Junebug Weddings in Saba and Sayed’s Real Wedding Feature!

    theD
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Featured on “What Junebug Loves!” Saba and Sayed’s sophisticated Desi wedding combined vibrant, rich Pakistani and Bangladesh tradition with American elegance, and Belo Mansion was a perfect venue for the wedding’s grand decor and lighting. Shaun Menary photographed the wedding’s gorgeous details exquisitely. You’re going to love the colors, emotions, and gorgeous portraiture of this wedding. See the full post on Junebug! The post Significant Events of Texas has been published on Junebug Weddings in Saba and Sayed’s Real Wedding Feature! appeared first on Significant…
  • Kathryn & Nick’s wedding featured in Brides of North Texas

    theD
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The post Kathryn & Nick’s wedding featured in Brides of North Texas appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
 
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • East End Beach fall family portrait in Portland

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

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

    denise
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    These two were in Maine for their engagement party in York at one of the rental homes that Anne's family owns, right on the water.  They had traveled from California to get together with family and friends for a long weekend of celebrating and I was happy to meet up with them to wander around town to some of Anne's favorite spots.  We made it down to the beach with a view of the York Harbor Reading Room, the beautiful venue for their June wedding next year.  Then we hopped in the car and scoped out a few spots in the village, including the adorable town hall. Anne and Craig, I…
  • fall wedding of Sandy and Elliott at Laudholm Farm

    whitney
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Sandy and Elliott met me at the emilie inc. office five months before their wedding day.  I had actually first "met" them months earlier via phone, so it was great to see them in-person before their big day.  Fast forward to their October wedding day, I'm always shocked at how fast time seems to fly from my initial meeting with couples.  After a brisk start, the rain stopped and the sun came out.  The beautiful Laudholm Farm played host to their celebration, one of my favorite places to photograph, no matter the season.  Elliott and the groomsmen got ready at the…
  • Grow Brand Camp at Portland Company wrap-up

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Sometime mid-summer during one of our usual late night chats after logging post-kid bedtime work hours at the house, hubby J mentioned that he was brewing an idea to host a marketing event for wedding professionals in Maine. I agreed, great idea! But how would it be possible to pull it together before the snow starts flying as surely folks would want to visit during leaf peeping season when the days are shorter but still comfortable and colorful.Voila, Grow Brand Camp took place just 8 short weeks after thanks to the dynamic team at Tide Creative. Together J, Liz, Johann, Alina and Dana…
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    Style Me Pretty

  • Social Hour!

    Michelle Hoover
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We’ve been fancying up Fridays around these parts with a little addition we like to call ‘Social Hour’. Inspired by you lovelies, we gather all of your faves from Instagram and Pinterest into one pretty place (a perfect way to get the weekend started if you ask us). So kick off those heels, relax with that five o’clock cocktail and see what lovely we’ve whipped up, just for you. Most Loved Pics of the WeekView Slideshow ONGOING GIVEAWAYS Joanna August Color Contest $500 Noritake Gift Card $200 JYJewels Gift Card This week’s DISCOUNTS… Riley & Grey…
  • Romantic Blushing Affair in Wine Country

    Erin Lepperd
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    September can go either way in terms of seasonal style. End of summer bash or a pretty fall affair? This beauty lies somewhere in the middle and it has a crazy team of talent behind all the gorgeous details. Talent like Jasmine Star, a photographer who knows beautiful imagery like the back of her hand and Jacin of Lovely Little Detailsa designer who’s details are the ones we favorite time and again. See all their handiwork right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsVineyardStylesRustic From The Bride…We were looking for a romantic, outdoor…
  • Romantic Outdoor Wedding Amongst the Trees

    Erin Lepperd
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This Georgia wedding is so thoughtfully personalized, using treasured family antiques decorating the reception and small wooden boats floating on the surrounding ponds as a nod to the groom’s love for sailing. It’s moments like that, planned by Chancey Charm Weddings with florals by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, that make this day so special. The images by Odalys Mendez Photography certainly help too. See this gorgeous day unfold right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsGarden VenueStylesElegant From Odalys Mendez Photography…A…
  • Cozy Canada Winter Chateau Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This cozy wedding warms my heart in a serious way – and, believe it or not – has me longing for those cold winter nights. Lynn Lee planned the charming affair complete with sleigh rides and hot chocolate favors, while Joel Bedford was there to capture every pretty detail (including the Bride’s fresh Full Bloom bouquet). Snuggle up in the gallery and just try not to crave a cup of cocoa. I dare you. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsWinterSettingsChateauStylesElegant From The Bride…We knew that in choosing the Chateau Montebello as our winter…
  • 14 Halter Dresses That Will Make You Swoon

    Emily Silverman
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We love a bride who opts for a few nontraditional details on her big day. And if you’re looking for a dress that makes a statement, a halter dress may be for you. With the help of our new and improved Look Book, we pulled together 14 of the most stunning halter dresses out there. Any one is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd, and for more dress inspiration get lost in our Look Book! 14 Swoon-Worthy Halter DressesView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 3 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Fall, Round-Ups, Seasonal Wedding Trend, The…
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    Diva Dialogue | The Wedding Paper Divas Blog | All About Wedding Invitations & Stationery

  • Mod Trim Wedding Inspiration Board

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

    Lauren
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week’s Real Wedding features one of our favorite lifestyle and beauty bloggers, Charmaine and her now husband Thomas’s dreamy Michigan wedding. The couple tied the knot after almost eight years (high school sweethearts!) in a utterly romantic and glamorous beach-inspired affair. White, gold and blush provided the fairytale backdrop for what the adorable couple […]Real Weddings: Charmaine & Thomas
 
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  • Ignite the Flame - Recreate a Destination Date (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Don't have the time or money to take a vacation?Pick a place you and your husband would like to go and pretend to be there for the night. You can make the cuisine of your chosen destination, dress the part and even attempt the accent if necessary. Add a signature drink and be sure to enhance the mood with the proper festive music.It's all about your night away, so be sure to put the phones on silent and deter any distractions. Making time for a night away will be relaxing and the fun in playing the part often brings a smile.Enjoy!Photo courtesy of The Memory Journalists
  • Wedding Tip - on the go bridal kit (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On your wedding day, make sure you or your maid of honor is carrying an on-the-go bridal kit! Here are a few items that are essential to your kit: sewing kit, stain-remover-Tide pen or Madame Paulettes', Singer Instant bond double-sided fabric tape, krazy clue, aspirin, breath mints, tissues, and touch up makeup. If you do not want to create one yourself, there are a number of ready-made versions available. You will find that on the day of your wedding, things can happen and it is better to be prepared. A bridal kit is a must have, so do not leave home without it! Photo courtesy of…
  • Tip - Couture Travel (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    How is a bride to keep track of all her wedding day necessities? Where did I put my flat iron? Who has my shoes? Keep track of everything with these handy, designer bags found at Zazendi. Their affordable and too cute to pass up! That cute pink bag will stand out in the midst of all your stuff.Photos courtesy of Zazendi.com
  • Trend - Bite Size Hors D'oeuvres (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Out with the large pastry puff appetizers and bowls of soup before dinner. Make room for the bite size hors d'oeuvres and demitasse of soup. More couples are planning receptions with poppable treats and tiny shots of flavor fusion. There's nothing more awkward then trying to enjoy a delectable hors d'oeuvre that's hard to handle and take a bite from without spilling the contents down your chin. Bite size solves your potential dilemma. Photo provided by Sarah Maren PhotographyHors d'oeuvres by Events at Quarry Ponds
  • Tip - Consult A Coordinator (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you're not sure that a wedding coordinator is in your budget during this rough economy, we still suggest setting up consults with a few coordinators. You may realize that their insight could prove instrumental to making sure your day goes smoothly and consider reevaluating your budget to make room for them. Another good reason to set consults is because most coordinators are eager to help and may give you a few ideas or things to think of that never would've crossed your mind. While your budget may be forcing some budget decisions to be made later, establishing a relationship with a…
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  • Bridesmaid Cocktail Dresses

    Sarah
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Gone are the days where bridesmaids are expected to walk down the aisle in bright pink confections of tulle and bows.  Chic bridal parties are all about the cocktail dress.  Whether identical or mismatched, these fetching frocks will make your friends feel at their best. And who wants a gloomy set of bridesmaids in ugly dresses? The best part is that your gal pals will wear these again and again, to holiday parties for the office and perhaps even to proposals of their very own.Above, the pearl finish to this rose lace sheath is stunning. Can’t you just see it at a candlelight…
  • mywedding Recipe of the Week: Antipasto on a Stick

    Allrecipes
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Need a make-ahead recipe for a bridal shower? This easy appetizer will be a crowd-pleaser. Thanks to allrecipes for sharing!Ingredients: 8 slices salami, rolled 8 (1/2 inch) cubes mozzarella cheese 8 pitted black olives 4 grape tomatoes, halved 4 marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved 8 leaves fresh basil, rolled 8 bamboo toothpicks 8 teaspoons olive oilDirections:Thread each salami roll, mozzarella cheese, olive, tomato, artichoke heart, and basil roll onto each toothpick, respectively. Arrange toothpicks on a serving platter and drizzle olive oil over each.
  • Wedding Dresses by Theme

    Sarah
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    There are so many different wedding dresses to choose from. And, unfortunately, you seem to love them all from the simple sheath to the voluminous ballgown. How’s a gal to pick one?  We’ve collected some of our favorite dresses that easily coordinate with major wedding themes, to help you narrow down the selection process.TraditionalTraditional wedding dresses are a big umbrella. But if you like a wedding with all the trimmings and all of the usual rituals, one of these gowns might be just the right fit for you.This simple v-neck wrap bodice (above) would look great on its own,…
  • Designer Interview: Desiree Hartsock on Her New Collection With Maggie Sottero

    Anne
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’ve said it before and we will probably say it again: we really love Desiree Hartsock. A former Bachelorette, this up-and-coming wedding dress designer (check out this sneak peek of her new collection with Maggie Sottero) and engaged gal is sweet, personable and obviously talented. We’re actually not sure if we love her or her elegant designs more — but when we figure it out we’ll let you know! We had another chance to learn a little bit more about what makes this woman tick, as well as what it feels like to design her very own wedding and reception dresses. But enough…
  • 4 Eco-Couture Wedding Gown Designers You Don’t Want To Miss

    Kate
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    If you are interested in wearing a unique, stylish, affordable and eco-friendly wedding gown there are many wonderful designers you should be aware of. These four fashionistas are producing stunning looks for every type of bride, using completely natural fabrics including organic cotton, hemp silk and vegan peace silk. When you purchase a gown that is made in a sustainable way, you not only decrease your impact on the planet, but you support an artist making a difference in the wedding industry. Before you say yes to your dress, take a look at these fabulous 2014-2015 eco-couture…
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  • Classic Al Fresco Summer Loft Wedding in Georgia

    Caitlin
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Courtney and Cody were married in a traditional church ceremony at Cathedral of Christ the King followed by a reception at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Ga. on August 31. “The one thing about our venue that told us it was the one was that it felt like stepping into a different world,” Courtney said. “The Summerour architecture firm transformed the studio from a printing company into a breathtaking space with an al fresco courtyard reminscent of a Tuscan villa all in the heart of industrial West Midtown.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding…
  • Selfies at Weddings: When Is It Okay To Take Them?

    Caitlin
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Katelyn James Photography Remember when Ellen DeGeneres took an infamous, single selfie with star-filled celebs like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawerence, and Meryl Streep at the 86th Academy Awards? While that may have been the ideal situation to snap one with her IPhone, there are times at weddings when it totally is NOT okay — 11 to be exact. Answer in the poll below! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The post Selfies at Weddings: When Is It Okay To Take Them? appeared first on WeddingWire: The…
  • Vibrant Pink and Orange Summer Beach Wedding in Hawaii

    Caitlin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Caitlin and Nicholas were married at Olowalu Plantation House in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on July 13. “I researched a lot of different venues on Maui,” Caitlin said. “We saw stunning pictures of Olowalu and felt that it was an absolute gem but wanted to make sure the heavenly pictures weren’t deceiving. We live almost 5,000 miles away in Pennsylvania, so we were hoping it wasn’t too good to be true. Our phenomenal wedding planner told us it was her favorite on the entire island! I just loved all the options for backdrops.” The bride wore a strapless…
  • 10 Most-Liked Instagram Photos from Fall 2015 Bridal Market

    Caitlin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dress Designers (from left to right): JLM Couture and Elizabeth Stuart  WeddingWire’s Editorial Team just returned from Fall Bridal Fashion Week a little over a week ago. Give them a round of applause because they spent countless seconds, minutes, hours, and days viewing nearly 90-something collections and sharing live updates via Instagram. Want to know which wedding dresses were most-liked? See more of the looks YOU loved here. The post 10 Most-Liked Instagram Photos from Fall 2015 Bridal Market appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Handmade Rustic Yellow Fall Barn Wedding in Illinois

    Caitlin
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Callie and Aaron were married at the Midway Village Museum Center in Rockford, Ill. on September 29. “We loved the rustic, wooden barn, and the garden area next to it,” Callie said. “It was a gorgeous, relaxed setting for a gathering with our family and friends.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a keyhole back, accessorized with braided, sideswept updo, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, khaki pants, and a brown herringbone tweed vest, accessorized with a striped tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short yellow…
 
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  • Perfect pair | 107

    Vané
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    cake | dress This might be my favorite pairing ever!
  • Engagement shoot: Erica + Trevor

    Vané
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    [images from Isabelle Selby]
  • Engagement shoot: Abbie + Jason

    Vané
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    [images from Priyanca Rao]
  • 8 Gift Wrap Ideas

    Brittany
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m probably not the only one that simply adores beautifully wrapped gifts… I know.. I’m not. Everyone must see these amazingly awesome ways to make your wrapped gift extra special. Pin Wheel via The Little Design Corner Leaf via WillowDay Wax Seals via Liebesbotschaft Rainbow via abramsbooks.com / Via thecottagemarket.com Braided Yarn via Handmade Charlotte Geometric Shapes via The little Design Corner Fresh Flowers via Studio DIY Word Search via MinieCo.UK by Brittany from The House that Lars Built
  • Phi-Style: The Glacial Bride

    tramanh
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wes Gordon dress, $4750 | Ben Amun hair clips, $125 | Natalie Joy earrings, $40 | Stuart Weitzman shoes, $389 – Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Moorea Seal, Shopbop, and Piperlime]
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    Peonies and Polaroids

  • Bluebird and the Bear does Christmas...

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

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

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

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

    jenn s.
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®For her daughter’s first birthday (and Korean Dol) Grace Kim crafted up a beautiful Balloon Inspired Celebration full of thoughtful details and sweet, handmade touches! I especially love all the creative ways she incorporated kraft paper textures – from the polka dot table runner and paper mache party hats to the totally unique dessert table backdrop – giving this party a look that’s lovely and chic, but also totally approachable. Nice work, mom! ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– Yarn letters + hand-painted paper mache party hats with…
  • DIY Tutorial: Paper Pumpkin Favor Boxes

    jenn s.
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Stacie Keiffer of Fancy & Fold is here with a super cute seasonal DIY for us today! You might recognize these adorable Paper Pumpkin Favor Boxes from the Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower featured earlier today. Read on for the details on how to make them yourself (as told by Stacie)!PAPER PUMPKIN FAVOR BOXES TUTORIAL This cute little Pumpkin Box is the perfect Fall party favor! Fill with treats for Halloween, Thanksgiving or a Pumpkin Baby Shower/Birthday.To start, gather all that you will need to construct the box.You’ll need: – 1 piece each of orange and…
  • Charming Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower

    jenn s.
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®I always love seeing occasion showers with a seasonal twist, and this baby shower is a perfect example! Katie Farmer of Celebration Lane drew inspiration from fall colors, flavors, and textures to create a Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower theme with just the right mix of sweetness and vintage charm. And as impressive as the styling and all these pretty treats may be (I mean, the fondant toppers actually have burlap and lace textures!), my favorite detail has to be the adorable Big Sis! ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– Simple naked cake with mini burlap &…
  • Adorable Little Pumpkin Birthday Party {Fall Harvest}

    jenn s.
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®Halloween may be right around the corner, but the inspiration in this adorable Little Pumpkin Birthday celebration will last all season long! Valerie & Jen of Charming Touch Parties found the perfect mix of rustic elements, vibrant colors, and vintage charm for this fall harvest inspired 2nd birthday party. And with an array of pretty treats and crafty details + fabulous paper elements to tie everything together, this is one “pumpkin patch” that’s definitely blooming with sweet style… just like the Lil’ Pumpkin of honor herself! ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS…
  • Monogram Birthday Slumber Party {Party on a Dime #6}

    jenn s.
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®For their Balloon Time Party on a Dime challenge, Anders Ruff definitely pulled out all the (budget-friendly) stops! To name just a few of them: scouring discount store dollar sections, making paper elements go a REALLY long way, personalizing things with stickers, and using paint to transform soda bottles and mason jars into lovely decor. The result? A dreamy Monogram Birthday Slumber Party for Adria Ruff’s daughter, Brynne, and several of her friends. Having such a resourceful mom is definitely the icing on the party cake, right Brynne?! ;)Check out all of…
 
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  • Welcome To The Weekend

    Erin
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is it really Friday already!? It seems like we were welcoming the start of the week and now we are celebrating its end. No complaints here as we are more than ready to enjoy a relaxing autumn weekend! Maybe our plans will involve making one of the yummy seasonal recipes we found or trying a do-it-yourself project just in time for Halloween. Whatever is on your weekend agenda, we hope it is beautiful in every way possible! xo {Image by Melissa Jill Photography via Grey Likes Weddings} A few of our favorites from the week: At least a week’s worth of fall-inspired recipes. How-to make…
  • Chic Bohemian Wedding Colors

    Ami
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dreamy and moody, and filled with elegant details such as calligraphy and couture fashion and with a moody color palette of taupe, deep plum, silver, black, and teal, this inspiration board is stunning for a fall or winter wedding. We adore the timeless bohemian sophistication! Top row: stationery by Laura Hooper Calligraphy, image by Krista A. Jones via Magnolia Rouge; gown by Oscar De La Renta, image by CLY By Chung via Style Me Pretty; Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty | Middle row: gown from Chicwish; classic grooms’ accessories, image by Karen Hill Photography | Bottom…
  • Classic + Sophisticated DC Wedding

    Ami
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Kathleen describes her July wedding to Dan as “Kate Spade meets Charleston” and we have to agree! A timeless and chic color palette of pale pink and gold is both perfectly preppy and effortlessly romantic. After a ceremony at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, guests made their way to Arlington’s Army Navy Country Club for the elegant reception. Everlasting Flowers accented the classic beauty of the ballroom with low and lush ivory centerpieces, linens from La Tavola in the palest of blush, and beautifully coordinated chivari chairs from DC…
  • Rustic + Elegant Wedding at Serenbe

    Ami
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Magical and lovely, there may be no more peaceful setting than Atlanta’s tranquil Serenbe. The sustainable community was home to Chris and Megan’s gorgeous wedding, captured by the exceptional Melissa Schollaert Photography. Ashley Baber Weddings worked with Gloriosa to design a wedding that brought out the natural beauty of the surroundings, with greenery table runners, florals in shades of purple from lavender to violet, rustic wood tables, and chic modern touches such as the outdoor lounge area, sophisticated draping, and clean white calligraphy by MM Ink. Megan’s deep…
  • Sophisticated + Elegant Chicago Wedding

    Ami
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lake Forest’s elegant Armour House was the perfect setting for Lynn and Han’s classic, elegant Illinois wedding. The garden’s picturesque gardens, complete with flowering trees and pond, was an angelic setting for the couple’s outdoor ceremony, and the stately interior, with its grand marble stairway and sun-filled garden room, made for the most lovely reception. ArtQuest worked with Lynn and Han to bring their sophisticated and classic vision to life in a whitewashed reception with shimmering gold. But fashion was the star of the day, and we are utterly in love with…
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    Snippet & Ink

  • Under the Weather and Happy Weekend!

    Kathryn
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Feeling a little under the weather this week, so instead of getting ahead on a few projects this weekend, I’ll probably be catching up on sleep and increasing my intake of soup and tea. Thankfully it’s supposed to rain tomorrow (really,  it’s the only kind of weather for being sick). So enjoy these links and I’ll see you Monday! Maybe it’s just the time of year, but I want this mysterious little lady for Caroline’s room. I would totally wear a pistachio necklace (is that a California thing? Does the rest of the country love these little guys as much as…
  • Words to Love By No. 8 :: “A kiss is a lovely trick…”

    Kathryn
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman   Calligraphy by Meghan K. Sadler for Snippet & Ink.
  • Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards :: 13 Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

    Kathryn
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    When I asked my sisters to stand up with me at my wedding, I wrote them notes in sweet little letterpress cards from Tallu-lah, one of my favorite sources for wedding-related note cards (I especially love their To My Groom card with the top hat). If you’re trying to find a special way to ask your ladies to be by your side as you say “I do,” we’ve got you covered with 12 of our favorite cards…   Instant download printable bridesmaid card art by MOJA Graphics, $12.86 Whimsical bridesmaid card by Rifle Paper Co., $4.50   Floral letterpress Maid of Honor…
  • Brunch Wedding Ideas :: Pretty Pins

    Kathryn
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    As far as I’m concerned, brunch is the best meal. It involves breakfast with the addition of cocktails and dessert. What’s not to love?! And once you see these charming brunch ideas, you will seriously reconsider dinner-and-dancing as the only option for a wedding reception. Brunch weddings are where it’s at! Also, don’t miss our board for Brunch Wedding Ideas – it’s full of even more fun mid-morning wedding ideas.   1. Carpe Donut truck, photo by Jodi Miller via Style Me Pretty / 2. three-tiered pancake wedding cake, photo by Jessica…
  • Garden Wedding at Barnsley House :: Joyce & Stephen

    Christina
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Joyce and Stephen’s magical wedding at Barnsley House included 25 guests, 2 gowns, and countless flowers. Snippet & Ink Select vendor Catherine Mead captured the day beautifully… SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS INTIMATE GARDEN WEDDING BY CATHERINE MEAD.   The bride’s loose bouquet looked as though it was just picked from the surrounding gardens, and featured roses, astilbe, and greens.     The Ceremony     Your ceremony in three words.  Soft, Ethereal, Calm. What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  The antique…
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  • Farewell Friday

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

    Mary McLeod
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Yay- you’re engaged! One of the first things you’ll do once you start planning, is choose your wedding dress. Choosing your dress is one of the most special parts of wedding planning, and you’ll remember the day you find “the one” for the rest of your life. And let’s not forget that you’ll be looking at photos for years to come of that dress, and potentially even pass it down to your children. But what comes after you find the dress?  A lot can happen from saying “yes” to the dress to then saying “I do” to the groom.  Did you even know that…
  • Foggy Nova Scotia Wedding

    Mary McLeod
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Abigail and Pete’s wedding in Nova Scotia seems like a scene out of a movie. The serene landscape, intimate ceremony, and party filled with friends and family makes us yearn to see more small weddings like this in beautiful corners of the world. Wouldn’t you love to pick up with 20 of your closest friends and family members and fly to a beautiful place you’ve never been to celebrate your love? It’s an idea we just can’t get out of our heads… Photographer: Micheal B Photo| Designer/Creative Director/ Stylist: A Happy Smith | Florals: Chelsea…
  • Create Your Dream Wedding with WedSpring

    Mary McLeod
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Recently engaged and beginning to feel the stress of all the details? WedSpring has you covered. WedSpring is an exceptional resource, tailor-made to assist newly engaged couples plan their big day. Their luxury wedding design services involves everything from planning your day logistically, full event design, in-house florals, and helping curate your paper goods from their custom stationery shop. Let’s start with their paperie. You can choose from their highly curated collection of special order stationery or work with a designer to create your own custom wedding stationery.
  • Win a Flower Girl Dress from Bon-Bon New York

    Mary McLeod
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s so hard to find beautifully made flower girl dresses that complement any wedding party, and it’s even harder to find custom-made ones that are affordable and don’t take too much of your time to put together. We’d like to introduce a new company that offers all that and more. Effortlessly customize your dresses in 3 easy steps. It’s that simple! Bon-Bon New York partners with you to create that special dress just the way you want it. The team is inspired by timeless classics and source out the best fabrics to bring their dresses to life. Bon-Bon New York’s dressmakers…
  • Honeymoon with El Dorado Royale by Karisma

    Mary McLeod
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was so excited when El Dorado Royale, by Karisma, invited me to come visit their beautiful all-inclusive beachfront property! I spent three lovely nights at El Dorado Casitas Royale experiencing the best the resort had to offer. Just outside of Cancun, El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Casitas Royale- sister properties located next to each other-  are adults-only Spa Resorts that cater to couples looking for an inclusive honeymoon experience. From the moment you enter the resort, when you’re handed a glass of champagne, to when you leave the beautiful beaches for the last time,…
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    Advice and Ideas | Invitations By Dawn

  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Winter garden

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

    Julie
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Brides who have an affinity for whimsical details like wildflowers, feathers and flowing dresses may want to think about a having a bohemian chic wedding theme. This style showcases the beauty of nature with a twist of glamour and modernity. Stylish stars such as Ashlee Simpson and Whitney Port have both opted to embrace a boho chic wedding theme. Get inspired by these amazing ideas for your own bohemian big day: Set the tone with wedding invitations While your save the dates don’t necessarily have to show off your wedding theme, your invites should! This Lovable Roses – Gold…
  • Top 5 holiday save the dates

    Julie
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    The holiday season is an ultra romantic time to tie the knot. But even if you’re not actually getting married in the winter months, you can send out holiday save the dates and take advantage of this magical time of year. After all, your save the dates don’t necessarily have to reflect the theme or season in which you’re getting married. That’s what your wedding invitations are for! I’ve narrowed down our holiday save the dates to a few of my favorites: 1. Christmas Banner – Holiday Save the Date Puzzle Let your guests figure out your wedding date with this…
  • Winter Wedding Wednesday: Whimsical Woods

    Heidi
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Fresh snowfall in the backdrop of your wedding day photos, what more could you ask for? For the bride who is planning a winter wedding, a whimsical woods theme can make your big day as cozy as cuddling in front of the fire at a cabin. It doesn’t have to be all about reds and greens; instead, add soft hues to achieve a more rustic feel. Here are some great ways to incorporate a cabin in the woods theme into your wedding decor, no matter where your venue actually is: The invitations Let your guests know what to expect right off the bat with the Woodland Snowfall – Foil Invitation.
  • Simply heartwarming wedding invitations inspired by Disney’s Frozen

    Invitations By Dawn
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The free spirit and caring nature of Princess Anna are beautifully depicted on this Disney Fairytale Wedding Invitation by Invitations by Dawn. Rustic woodgrain is the perfect backdrop for beautiful, blooming flowers. The Natural Beauty wedding invitation will warm the hearts of your friends and family. Continue this natural style throughout your wedding with garden-inspired motifs and a touch of rustic charm. We love lush greens with colorful flowers as table centerpieces, and a vibrant bouquet of different shades of purple. A hand-knit shawl or knit table runners would be wonderful ways to…
 
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  • FREE WIFI at All Sandals

    Promised Hearts
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Perfect for those that keep their smartphones and tablets as close as their sunscreen while on vacation, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts will introduce free Wi-Fi beginning December 1, 2014. Unlike most other resorts, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts are giving guests the connection they need, wherever and whenever, for free. Whether accessing the latest news and gossip while lounging poolside; uploading pictures of a romantic beachfront sunset via social media straight from the beach; or checking emails while relaxing in their luxurious suites, Wi-Fi will be available to all guests,…
  • Nikki & Chris Carolina Colours 5/4/14

    Promised Hearts
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
  • Conratulations Jen & Ray 5/24/14

    Promised Hearts
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Circular pattern Super Guys!
  • The Ultimate Island-Hopping Caribbean Vacation: Fowl Cay In The Bahamas

    Promised Hearts
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Fowl Cay Resort In The Bahamas                         Fowl Cay ResortA view from above I’ve been to resorts where every room gets its own cruiser bikes, where every room gets its own butler, where every room gets its own golf cart. But Fowl Cay Resort in the Exuma islands of the Bahamas puts them all to shame.There, each of the six villas comes with its own 17- or 18-foot powerboat, a sweet perk that general manager Yves Verhoustraete says is “almost unheard-of.” (And he…
  • Sandals Resort Night 6/18/14

    Promised Hearts
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Wednesday, June 18  at 6:00pm - 8:30pm  Carolina Colours Pavilion, New Bern, North Carolina 28562RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sandals-resort-night-61814-tickets-8209870945Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime!!!No cost! Food, door prizes & fun! Specials may include up to 65% off, free nights, free flights, free golf or Spa Credits! Come experience the very pinnacle of luxury all-inclusive Caribbean excellence. Sandals delights couples in love with supreme luxury resorts in St. Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua and the Bahamas, featuring gourmet candlelit dining…
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Hand Painted Floral Baby Shower Cake

    Anne Heap
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Hand Painted Baby Shower Cake We worked with Kinjal to create this two tier cake for her baby shower celebration. The top tier of the cake is decorated in a quilted pattern with blush pin fondant and piped dots int eh corner. A pale yellow looped bow with short tails decorates the top tier. The bottom tier includes a white fondant tier with hand painted flowers to match the celebrations invitation. To coordinate with the top bow a thin pale yellow band decorates the base of the tier. To see more hand painted cakes check out this post! The post Hand Painted Floral Baby Shower Cake appeared…
  • Zombie Cake Topper

    Anne Heap
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    This cupcake tower was for a couple who are huge zombie lovers. The topper depicts a bald zombie groom in a black tuxedo ripping out his heart and handing it to his zombie bride in a black dress. Bride and Groom Zombie Cake Topper The topper was decorated in blue and black stripes using this cake as inspiration. Along with the topper we included 100 nut-free cupcakes including red velvet with vanilla buttercream, chocolate with raspberry chambord, vanilla with coffee buttercream and marble with oreos and cream. Congratulations to the bride and groom! The post Zombie Cake Topper appeared first…
  • “Bun in the Oven” Baby Shower Cake

    Anne Heap
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    This little bun is almost done baking! “Bun in the Oven” Baby Shower Cake The delicious sweet bun has been baked in a stylish fuchsia pink oven for a baby shower at the Montville Inn, in Monvtille, NJ. Close-up of oven burners Congratulations to the mommy-to-be! Here’s an video from the shop! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rix04Rt2xw The post “Bun in the Oven” Baby Shower Cake appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • Giant Rose Wedding Cake

    Anne Heap
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Fall is here and this wedding cake offers a different take on the traditional fall wedding cake! Giant Rose Wedding Cake The cake is covered in a monochromatic champagne/blush pink and topped with a giant open rose/peony sugar flower at the top with cascading leaves down the side. Different textures decorate the cakes different tiers including quilted patterns and shimmery luster pearl. Close-up of giant rose atop wedding cake Keeping with the overall theme of the cake, we honored the groom (he is a big basketball fan) with a set of textured basketballs at the base of the bottom tier. Keeping…
  • Hailey’s Lemonade Stand Cake Topper

    Anne Heap
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Hailey just turned one and her parents celebrated with a Lemonade Stand themed birthday party! Hailey’s Lemonade Cake Topper & Cupcakes The topper is decorated with white fondant and alternating pink and yellow stripes to coordinate with the party’s invite. Keeping with the lemonade stand theme slices of pink and yellow lemon slices decorate the rest of the tier. Atop the tier is Hailey’s banner held up by two pink and white stripped straws. Along with the topper we included thirty pale yellow and pink vanilla cupcakes with our XS cupcake stand. The post Hailey’s…
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  • Bridezilla Complete Season One

    Larry Martin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
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    Larry Martin
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
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  • Romantic Outdoor Wedding Amongst the Trees

    Raymond Scott
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    This Georgia wedding is so thoughtfully personalized, using treasured family antiques decorating the reception and small wooden boats floating on the surrounding ponds as a nod to the groom’s love for sailing. It’s moments like that, planned by Chancey Charm Weddings with florals by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, that make this day so special. The images by Odalys Mendez Photography certainly help too. […]
  • BLUE 1BT gingham checked pane suit slim fitted men s prom groom suits US 34R

    Rebecca Roper
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
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  • California Costumes Men’s Ghostly Groom Adult, Grey, X-Large

    Carol Hague
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    This groom never quite made it to the alter. Ghostly groom includes a jacket with a button closure, pants with an elastic waist, slip-on shirt with bowtie and a velcro closure in the back, and skull boutonniere. Shoes not included. Product Features Jacket, shirt with bowtie, pant, skull boutonniere Jacket Shirt withbowtie Pant Skull boutonniere […]
 
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  • get your wedding guests dancing …

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

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

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

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

    saundra, event engineer
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I adore it when the Father of the Bride (who may be the host of the wedding) gives a welcome at the reception. After the wedding couple is announced, the Father will take center stage and “welcome” all the guests to the evening. few things to keep in mind: This is not a toast. No need for holding a drink. Very important to remember to talk about both families, don’t leave anyone out. Recognize your special guests. If you have a lot of out-of-town guests it’s fun to call out …. “Welcome guests from California, Boston, Texas …” Keep it short and…
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    Ruffled

  • Driftwood Wedding Inspiration

    Ashley
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    If ever there was a master study in juxtaposition, this styled wedding shoot from Jenna Saint Martin Photo and Bramble Floral Design would be the result. It effortlessly blends soft pinks with deep burgundy, wood accents with metallic details, and frilly tulle with marble tabletops. Thank you for sharing, Jenna! From the photographer, Jenna Saint Martin: This late summer/early fall styled wedding shoot was photographed on the dramatic northern Oregon coast. One of our inspirations was the change in the seasons, and the breezy, crisp and sunny-bright days that you only get to experience at…
  • Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding

    Ashley
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes our brides just blow us away with their talent, just like bride Hilary in this wedding from The Melideos (formerly Sweet Little Photographs). Hilary wanted to carefully handcraft decorations for the big day with beau Mike in order to have personal stamps for their friends and family to appreciate. Rachael of lace & likes tackled not only the day-of coordination, but also took care of the incredible floral arrangements with her company Siren Floral Co. From the bride, Hilary: When we started planning our wedding, the only thing we felt really strongly about was that we wanted…
  • Basilica Hudson Wedding

    Ashley
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Photographer Jenn of Flora + Fauna says Betsy and Travis’ wedding stole her heart, and after seeing the images, we have to say it’s stealing our hearts as well. New York’s Basilica Hudson provided the ideal industrial backdrop for the newlyweds’ big day, which was decorated to the nines thanks to Betsy’s creativity and the help of The Pollen Project. From the bride, Betsy: We envisioned a day that was industrial, utilitarian, simple, clean, and beautiful. Our colors were neutrals with pops of metallics and the natural green colors from the herbs and the trees. I…
  • A Handcrafted Backyard Wedding in Sunnydale

    Ashley
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s wedding is made up of so many incredible layers, I hardly know where to begin. The second we heard Kathy’s description of her vision, we were sold: “Imagine if Wes Anderson directed ‘Through the Looking Glass’ and set it in a Cabinet of Curiosities.” How does it get any better than that? Tack on the talents of Bethany Carlson and In the Moment Events, and you’ve got a wedding day no one will forget for years to come. From the bride, Kathy: We wanted it to be quirky and fun. Our description was “imagine if Wes Anderson directed…
  • Romantic Wedding Meets Winery Chic

    Amanda
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    One of the greatest things about having your wedding at a winery? You and your honey can revisit the spot, take a sip of wine, and be instantaneously reminded of that most spectacular day. Brittany and Dave said their I Dos at California’s Orfila Winery, which had the added bonus of absolutely incredible scenery. Thank you Shane and Lauren Photography for your work on this one! From the bride, Brittany: When planning for the wedding, Dave and I were back and forth on whether to do the wedding on the east coast (where most of our family lives) or the west coast. San Diego was a new home…
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    I Found The Place (Formerly The Flirty Blog)

  • A 4 page Glampette feature in Tiny House Magazine!

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    While I've mentioned here and there in social media and on this blog that I was "living" from The Glampette earlier this year, I hadn't really gone into any details about exactly how I lived full time from my 4'x6' trailer for six months.Issue #21Well, until Christina Nellemann asked if she could share my experience in Tiny House Magazine written "For Micro, Tiny, Small, And Unconventional House Enthusiasts." When she first inquired at the end of 2013 I was in the midst of a lot of upheaval so she patiently waited until summer for me to put my thoughts together for the interview.It's a four…
  • ArtPrize 2014's Top 100 Public Vote favorites have been announced

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    With the publication of the top 100 favorite pieces in the public vote I'll admit I was disappointed my Tiny Cranes were not included in the top 25 3D entries. There's still a week to go before round one voting ends on October 4th and the finalists are announced on the 5th but I'm a realist and realize to catch up at this point would be difficult at best.Was I surprised? Not really. Not because my work hasn't been well received, it has been, tremendously so and beyond my wildest expectations. It was because I'd read a news article about attendance the day before that featured the traffic…
  • First four days review of ArtPrize 2014

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    The first two days of ArtPrize I came to answer questions about my work. The past two days? I've been folding cranes onsite giving live demonstrations then giving them away. Artist's are allowed to sell their work as long as the ArtPrize logo is not printed on it. I contacted the ArtPrize support desk to ask if I'd be breaking any rules by giving away the cranes I'd just made. I was given a green light that that would be ok so now I sit and fold cranes all day long. But here's the really cool part. The best part. . .Gifts I've received by people attending ArtPrize!Several visitors have walked…
  • ArtPrize: Installation of Tiny Cranes completed

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:12 pm
    They're in! Earlier this afternoon Fred and I loaded up both cars and headed to the Grand Central Market and Deli to install my Tiny Cranes entry!In Fred's car were two things he'd made for my installation:1. The structure from which I hung the cranes. It's a Japanese torii, the gateway you'd find at the entrance to or inside of a Shinto Shrine. It symbolizes that you are entering a sacred space. I love it! I'd planned to simply buy shelf brackets, get a 12" x 4' board and drive nails into the interior facing edge to hang the cranes. Instead I have an elegant and meaningful display structure.
  • My ArtPrize entry is done!

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    I have, in the past, had a problem with people assuming things I made by hand were purchased ready-made. In an effort to not let confusion reign with my ArtPrize entry I made a build journal that photo-documents the process of creating the structures the four sets of miniature 1000 origami cranes are hanging from. I'm having them printed as an 8x10 photo build journal and hope to leave it at the Grand Central Market (where my cranes will be on display throughout ArtPrize) in case anyone is interested in how the pieces were constructed.Here's an online version for those of you who aren't going…
 
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    Truly Engaging Wedding BlogTruly Engaging Wedding Blog

  • 10 Photo Save The Date Ideas

    Heidi
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Huge Sale! | 40% off all Save the Date Magnets | Code: WCTNV15 | Exp. 11/3 Looking for Save the Date ideas? Here are 10 Save the Date ideas to spark your imagination and inspire you to create a fun, unique and totally personalized announcement. Some of these Save the Date ideas share the similar characteristics but we’re focusing on one aspect of the design that you can center your photo idea around. Be inspired! #1. Adorable Photo.  Simply stated, this idea just celebrates your favorite photo–and it’s adorable. It’s got your personalities written all over your…
  • Modern Day Grace Kelly Wedding

    Heidi
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    What would a modern-day Grace Kelly wedding look like? Did you know that Grace Kelly “retired” from her illustrious acting career at age 26 to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco? And they called it “The wedding of the century.” A modern-day Grace Kelly wedding would be extraordinary. Ms. Kelly was certainly beautiful, had a fashionable sense and a simple but elegant way about her. Shot at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton, let this Grace Kelly styled shoot from Creative M Photography Inc. inspire you to curate your very own Grace Kelly wedding.
  • Beautiful Backyard Budget Wedding

    Heidi
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    A Backyard Soiree that’s DIY & Budget Wedding Beautiful Lauren and Carter’s beautiful, budget wedding was held at Carter’s parent’s home in Columbia, Missouri. Their fall wedding day was filled with sunshine and bliss. Lauren, a graphic designer did a wonderful job putting this budget wedding together and did beautiful job with their coral and gray color scheme and sweet DIY details. Some of our favorite highlights from this DIY wedding include: the wedding program sign, the sweet flower petal groomsmen boutonnieres, and the grapevine ceremony arch with…
  • Engagement Photos in Cool Chicago Antique Store

    Heidi
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Unique, Chicago Antique Store Engagement Photos We are completely enamored with Alex and Gene’s dramatic engagement photos from Michael Novo Photography. Taken at Salvage One, a unique antique store in Chicago, these engagement photos have a dark, Film Noir feel that draws you in and keeps you searching for more! Michael said, “Salvage One is somewhat of a hidden gem in Chicago … where the old can become new again. This combination of store and venue is an amazing spot to have your event at.” With all its textures, hidden alcoves and fun spots to get lost in,…
  • Color Monday: English Garden + Floral Wedding Invitation

    Heidi
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Floral Wedding Invitation + English Garden Inspiration Planning a 2015 wedding and have an insatiable love of flowers? Awesome–get ready to be inspired! You just might fall in love all over again when you see these new fresh and vibrant floral looks for next year. Of course, flowers are always on trend, but you can expect them to be bigger and more romantic than ever. From establishing the mood with a floral wedding invitation to a full, flower extravaganza at the ceremony–replete with flowers that line the aisle and hang from the ceiling. You’ll see beautiful…
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    Planning a Michigan Wedding with Pearls Events

  • Real Wedding | Kim & Brian at Bay Pointe Inn

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

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

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

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    Couple | Joanna & Patrick, 8-10-13Ceremony | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox ChurchCeremony Musicians | Signature String QuartetRehearsal Dinner | Amway Grand Plaza, Imperial BallroomRehearsal Dinner Entertainment | Music Host EntertainmentReception | Cascade Hills Country ClubHair | Erin BrownMakeup | Julie StratingCocktail Hour Entertainment | Peat in the CreelReception Band | Rod Tuffcurls & The BenchpressReception Deejay | Chilly & DioPhotography | Karyn May PhotographyFlorist | Posh PetalsLinen Rentals | Special OccasionsLate Night Snack | Let Us Cater featuring…
  • Real Wedding 2013 | Deb & Kevin

    Aletha | Pearls Events
    6 Feb 2014 | 10:13 am
    Couple | Deb & Kevin, 12-7-13Ceremony | Plymouth Heights Chrisitan Reformed ChurchReception | Frederik Meijer GardensPhotographer | Hetler PhotographyFlorist | Posh PetalsEntertainment | Music Host EntertainmentDessert | MiraBella ConfectionsMakeup | Julie StratingHair | Erin BrownDay-of Paper Products | Paper & Ink DesignsWhile Melanie & Charlie's wedding was technically our final 2013 wedding, there WAS a very special wedding that happened on December 7th. My sister-in-law's wedding; one I had been anxiously awaiting for a couple of years.Greg, my husband, is one…
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    Team Wedding Blog

  • Wedding Invitation Wording: Tips And Samples

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

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

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

    Kent Page McGroarty
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Looking for that first dance wedding song sure to make everyone in attendance sniffle? Spotify analyzed some 30,000 wedding playlists to predict which songs couples pick for their first dance as hubby and wife. Check out what made the cut and get inspired! 10) ‘Make You Feel My Love,’ Ad...
  • Getting What You Want. That’s Why Wedding Registry Planning Is Fun.

    Top Wedding Sites
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Let’s be honest: one of the best things about getting engaged is making a list of things you want people to get you, AKA your wedding registry. It will be one of the few times in your life when everybody is going to ask you what they should get you. Why not take advantage? Below are six tips to help...
 
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    Brenda's Wedding Blog - affordable wedding ideas for planning elegant weddings

  • 3 Truly Unique Wedding Experiences in Jamaica

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Friday and welcome to the last of our series on Jamaica! We hope you've been enjoying following with our destination wedding and honeymoon highlights in the Montego Bay area thus far {see Part 1 and Part 2 here}. We've got a few more to share with you today, and then some fun eye candy to share with you next week on facebook {follow us here so you don't miss it}, courtesy of some of Jamaica's best wedding vendors.In our last post we explored some of the really wonderful all-inclusive resorts that would be perfect for your extra-relaxing honeymoon, or your easy-going destination wedding.
  • How-To Create a Heart Wedding Theme : from Details to Decor

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A Heart Wedding Theme is a popular, traditional theme for weddings, one that offers a romantic feel for you and your guests. The Wedding Outlet offers so many beautiful heart inspired accessories and favors that finding details and decor for your wedding is easy and fun. Here are some favorites . . . These Heart Favor Containers are perfect to fill with your favorite treat and give it to those you love. Containers are made from sturdy plastic and may be personalized for any special occasion.Find more Heart Favors > > > These Double Hearts Personalized Napkins blend classic and contemporary…
  • Giveaway : Enter to Win $75 in Stylish Bridal Accessories from Silver Bridals

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Tuesday. For the next two weeks, I'm excited to have Shira of Silver Bridals on etsy joining me and offering one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog the chance to win $75 in stylish bridal accessories from Shira's etsy shop. In her shop, you will find sashes, head pieces, bracelets and garters for the brides and bridesmaids. Are you ready to enter to win? Simply complete one or all of the possible entries below for your chance to win gorgeous bridal accessories. Good Luck. The giveaway runs thru Monday November 3rd at 11:59 pm EST.a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Achieve the Bridal Look That's You : Simple & Classic or Modern & Trendy

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Which Bridal Style are You? Today, With this Bling joins us to help you acheive the bridal look that's right for you. Will you be a Simple and Classic Bride or a Modern and Trendy one? After you see the choices - simply cast your vote in the quick survey at the end of this post and we'll see which look is becoming the favorite. Look 1: Simple and Classic This Crystal Accented Double Layer, Elbow Length Bridal Veil features a cut edge accented with sparkling crystals in varying sizes. Some of the crystals are grouped together while others are spaced out, adding the perfect touch of sparkle.
  • Best Selling Wedding Favor: Life Saver Favors

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Now you can show your guests that you are "mint to be together" with these personalized Life Saver® Favors from The Wedding Outlet. These mints can be personalized with up to two lines of text to create your own unique and meaningful message. Candies come individually wrapped and will look great sprinkled on your guests' table, placed in a bowl as a centerpiece or placed in a small box or bag and given to your guests as a favor. With over 65+ design styles to choose from, finding a theme that best matches your wedding or special event theme or season is easy. PS: Due to personalization, you…
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    Outer Banks Photography | Terry & Sarah Photography

  • Abby & Brian | Wedding Sneak Peek

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kentlands Mansion Fall Bridal Showcase, Sunday, October 26

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

    Zuriana
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    JOIN US on Sunday, October 5, for the Bridal Experience at Allied Party Rentals showplace! Get expert TIPS to make your wedding day a MEMORABLE experience from some of the best wedding vendors in the area. EXPERIENCE the ambience and atmosphere of what your wedding reception could look like. TASTE delicious food ENJOY delicious cake PLAN a once in a lifetime honeymoon or vacation VIEW how your wedding memories may be captured and much more! Sunday, October 5 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Allied Party Rentals 5640 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite J (Located behind NTB) Beltsville, MD 20705 RSVP now or contact us…
  • Reduced Rates and Added Values for Wedding Groups!

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

    Zuriana
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    JOIN US on Sunday, August 3, for the Bridal Experience at Allied Party Rentals showplace! Get expert TIPS to make your wedding day a MEMORABLE experience from some of the best wedding vendors in the area. EXPERIENCE the ambience and atmosphere of what your wedding reception could look like. TASTE delicious food ENJOY delicious cake PLAN a once in a lifetime honeymoon or vacation VIEW how your wedding memories may be captured and much more! Sunday, August 3 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Allied Party Rentals 5640 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite J Beltsville, MD 20705 RSVP now or contact us at 301.358.1818. We look…
  • Traveling Internationally? Get to the Airport Early

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

  • Engagement Session in a Pumpkin Patch: Jenafer + Morgan

    Jen
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    With Halloween coming up next week, we bet a bunch of you have plans to spend this weekend picking out + carving pumpkins! So naturally, Jenafer + Morgan’s crazy cute engagement session in a pumpkin patch is the perfect way to get in the spirit of the season. These cuties roamed around on Sauvie Island (in Portland, Oregon) with their rad photographers, the talented duo Dylan & Sarah, and we just love the beautiful images captured! Their session really couldn’t be more perfect for fall. But before we share more, let’s hear the funny story about how they ended up in…
  • Intimate Foggy Mountain Wedding: Shannon + John

    Jen
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Shannon + John met while working in Boone, North Carolina, so naturally they wanted their tiny wedding to be held in the gorgeous NC mountains. Since most everyone had to travel in, and they knew many guests would need to drive home the night of the wedding, they thought a daytime celebration sounded just right. And when you see their gorgeous wedding photos, with the most magical fog creating an amazing ambiance for the afternoon, we’d say they definitely chose the perfect location and time of day to exchange their vows! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • Romantic Wedding Inspiration on a Historic Ship

    Jen
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    If romance is what you’re going for for your big day, you may want to pay extra close attention to today’s gorgeous wedding editorial, conceptualized and captured by Koby + Terilyn of Archetype Studio. What makes this setting come to life? Well according to Terilyn, it’s the tables draped with silk chiffon blowing in the breeze. The coral plates with mother-of-pearl and fine crystal and sterling for the place settings. Romantic florals hinting at the colors of an ocean sunset. And of course, guests would find their seats by reading the hand written calligraphy on the…
  • Handmade New Zealand Wedding: Sophie + Si

    Jen
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say hello to Sophie + Simon, a talented husband + wife photography team from New Zealand who recently tied the knot themselves! Their beautiful, laid back wedding celebration took place at a private Auckland residence with views of the sea, forest, and expansive fields. Every detail was pulled together by these two + their friends, and tradition was practically non-existent as the ceremony was the last event of the day! They had a homemade slingshot station, the cake cutting was done with an axe, and guests enjoyed their fave made-to-order coffee drinks from the on-site espresso bar. Want…
  • Boho Camping Engagement Session: Nicole + Dan

    Jen
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    We have such an adorable e-session to share with you guys today – that’s sure to provide perfect engagement photo inspiration to couples who share a love for adventure + the great outdoors, just like Nicole + Dan do! Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado was the perfect place for Whitney of Tulle & Grace to really capture these guys in their environment. Between the sweetest little tent decorated with florals (thanks to Lale Floral Design), Nicole + Dan’s fun boho style, and the epic Colorado mountain views, there’s too much to love – we couldn’t even…
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    Groom Wedding Planning Blog - Tips, Ideas, Info for Grooms and Best Man

  • Spotted: Camo Wedding Bands for the Groom

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

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

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

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

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

  • Breast Cancer Awareness - 15% of proceeds go to Susan G. Komen, Plus a Free Tote with Purchase

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Creating awareness for Breast Cancer is something that has always been near and dear to my heart. And so that's why, every October I try to support businesses who have this same goal in mind.Plum Pretty Sugar has the most gorgeous collection of 'getting ready' robes. Definitely a wedding day must-have for you and your bridesmaids as you prepare to walk down the aisle.I'm so in love with this collection and so that's why I'm equally excited to see that they are so passionate about supporting the cause this month with a really great promotion. Purchase any Plum Pretty…
  • Styled Shoot: Sweet and Dreamy in a Palette of Pink and Gold

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    What happens when various shades of pink and gold get styled in the most romantic way imaginable? Oh, you know... all kinds of perfectly pretty things. With styling and photography by Stephanie Sunderland, and a gorgeous invitation suite by Peter Loves Jane, this styled shoot is the sort of stuff that wedding dreams are made of, you guys.Things to be on the lookout for: The most whimsical and romantic ribbon backdrop, crazy gorgeous florals, a stunning table setting with gold accents, and the sweetest looking couple I've seen all year. I mean, can they be any more adorable?
  • Color Story: Blue and Brown

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Fall is the perfect time to incorporate deep, moody hues like this navy blue and brown color palette. Why so perfect, you ask? Well, I don't know about you, but I still kinda follow the belief that Fall and Winter weddings work best with darker colors and Summer and Spring weddings work best with lighter shades.Now, that's not to say that darker shades can't look lovely for the warmer months and vice versa, but more often than not I find myself gravitating towards darker colors come fall.Stone Chapel: Redfield Photography via Wedding Chicks // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jill Thomas Photography via…
  • Engagement Party Inspiration by Lovelyfest Events

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you've been reading my blog for any length of time then you probably are aware that I sort of have a thing for bright, bold color palettes. Throw in some modern styling, a healthy dose of sparkle and some Kate Spade inspired details? And well, this is the kind of engagement party that I would have loved to have been invited to.With design and styling by Lovelyfest Events and photography by Cameron Ingalls, just one look and it's easy to see that so much heart was put into styling this shoot. Such a fun and festive look and one that also feels surprisingly intimate. With only…
  • Color Story: I'm a Golden Girl

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Happy Monday, color lovers! Today my color obsession continues with this gorgeous,  boho inspired look which incorporates my love for all things gold. Yep, it's true: my love for gold is still going strong. And to be quite honest? I don't foresee it dying down anything soon.This past weekend I actually did some styling for the Laura Hooper Calligraphy workshop here in Atlanta, and you better believe that we incorporated a good dose of gold. Because, seriously? What's not to love? Gold Halo: Erica Elizabeth Designs // Table Numbers: Anthropologie // Bowls: NYC Interior Design //…
 
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    The Bride's Cafe Blog

  • A BRIDE AND HER BOUQUET

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

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

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
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  • FLOWER FRIDAY

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

  • The Wedding of Karen & Kevin

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

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

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

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

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

  • SUPPLIER FOCUS: Wild & Wondrous Flowers!

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

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

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

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The folks at Event in a Tent are opening their tipis for inspection next month. Look at those lovely tents - don't miss it! They say: "We welcome you to come and join us at our Open Day to view...
  • SUPPLIER FOCUS: Sensational sea glass jewellery

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

  • Personalized Wedding iPhone Case

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

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Add drama and a bit of vintage romance with a wedding theme inspired by chandeliers and damask print.  For a "fresh as spring" vibe, Pantone's Aquamarine was incorporated into the color palette along with fuchsia. Invitation :: Vase :: Chandelier Label :: Chandelier Decor :: Unity Candle :: Bouquet :: Favor Boxes
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    Momental Designs

  • Anisha P.

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    24 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
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  • Melanie D.

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    23 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
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  • Janet R.

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    23 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
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  • Virginia R.

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    23 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
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  • Elizabeth J.

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    23 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
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    Person + Killian Photography

  • Seaport Hotel Boston Wedding of Leandra and Matthew

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

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

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

    Jill Person
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    The Four Seasons is one of the most stunning venues in Boston, and earlier this month we photographed the wedding of Liz and Matias there. The couple described their wedding as a, “traditional American wedding with some foreign twists…Combining USA with Argentina.” Elizabeth and Matias met during a rugby game in Argentina where Matias is from and they just recently moved back to Boston. For them, the Four Seasons was the perfect location to celebrate their wedding day with friends and family. After their first look atop the grand staircase at the Four Seasons the wedding…
  • Spring Valley Country Club Wedding of Stephanie and Jayson

    Jill Person
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Stephanie and Jayson’s recent wedding was an elegant  and romantic celebration that took place at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, MA. Spring Valley includes 200 acres of beautiful surroundings outdoors and grand ballroom with floor to ceiling windows throughout overlooking the golf course. Stephanie got ready at the country club with the bridesmaids by her side. The couple met outside on the green for  their first look at first hole of the 18-hole championship golf course, renowned for its beauty. The bridal party then joined the couple to begin taking formal photos with…
 
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    WedLoft

  • Pretty Palettes #116

    Michelle Cangemi
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Black and white combos always make a bold wedding statement. When you add in some pink and red wedding colors and sprinkle in some teal accents… we’re talking Bollywood baby!  That was the theme of this whimsical wedding that was recently shown on GWS. Not only is the this whole event spectacular, but the color palette totally rocks!  Check out the entire Bollywood event for all of the wonderful details.  Would you consider a bold color palette like this for your wedding day? Even more pretty palettes can be found on our Pinterest board! The post Pretty Palettes #116 appeared…
  • Modern Red Bouquets

    Michelle Cangemi
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Red is a popular color with fall and winter brides.  Especially when it comes to wedding flowers.  Floral design has come a long way from the traditional bouquet of red roses.  Modern red bouquets are created with a variety of different blooms and come in all shapes, sizes and textures.  They can be styled to fit in with any wedding theme. Here I’ve rounded up 12 gorgeous examples of modern red bouquets! Bouquet by Sweet Marie Designs Bouquet Design by Florals by Jenny Bouquet Design  by By Emily B. Bouquet Design by Laura Miller Design Bouquet by Bricolage Curated Florals…
  • Maternity & Newborn Shoot: Wee Ones Photography

    Michelle Cangemi
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Alisa from Wee Ones Photography was super lucky to have the opportunity to capture this sweet maternity session with Paige and Jordan.  She also got to capture their growing family with the newborn shoot of little baby Parker.  Here’s Alisa with both… Alisa: Such a beautiful Maternity Session. They wanted something natural, simple, and green. And that is a pretty tall order here in the desert! But we found the perfect spot! Paige is a DIY queen, so she made the floral headband to wear at their Maternity Session. She also made a matching one for Parker, their little girl, they…
  • Loryn & Lucas

    Michelle Cangemi
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    This rustic barn wedding, complete with and outdoor ceremony, chalkboard signs and purple accents, was a lovely and relaxed event! Today Jennifer Van Elk Photography is sharing all the details … Jennifer: This season has been very rainy, so it was no surprise that a storm was heading our way during the ceremony. Still, Loryn and Lucas had a very beautiful outdoor ceremony at Wea Orchard. The vows were said, the rings were exchanged, a kiss sealed the deal, and everyone cheered as they headed down the aisle. Just in time for all the guests to head into the barn before it started…
  • Maggie & Craig

    Michelle Cangemi
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Maggie and Craig were married in a cozy celebration in Georgia.  The outdoor event was decorated with orange and purple wedding colors which popped against the surrounding greenery.  Steffi from Cariad Photography is sharing this lovely event with us today! Steffi: Some of the cutest venues are the small ones. Maggie and Craig chose one of the prettiest little venues in North Georgia to hold their special day…….. A Venue 2 Remember. Beautiful mountain views…..green pastures and just lovely all the way around. The ceremony was held under a tent because of the threat of…
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    Choco Studio Blog - New Post!

  • Los Altos Wedding Photographer: Pamela and Raphael’s Outdoor Celebration

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

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

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

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

    choco
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Lori and Alex’s wedding day was full of great stories and intimate moments. One of the first things we usually hear in the morning of is that the bride and groom didn’t sleep very well – they’re so anxious. When we first saw Lori, we found out that she actually overslept a bit and there was even a small delay with starting the makeup :) We were glad to see them so relaxed and to allow the day to just happen naturally. Lori and Alex were really psyched about their portraits and picked out some amazing locations for their wedding photos. We started off at the Cypress…
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    Grit + Gold Event Design | Dallas | Fort Worth | Austin | Destination

  • Xing + Mengchao | Garden Wedding Bliss

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

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

    Lottie Fowler
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    We are over the moon for these two! Tiffany + Anthony will wed in November at the Westin Stonebriar and we are underway designing the perfect palette and details to show off their playful personalities! You much check back to see all the lovely eye candy but until then check out these sweet images by Lauren Larsen Photographs.
  • Laura’s Bridals at the Dram Dallas

    Lottie Fowler
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Our beautiful bride Laura captured here by Nine Photography! We are so in love with the dramatic and moody details of the Dram! Congrats to the newly wed couple, Laura and Jacob. Check back for they beautiful wedding photos~    
  • Our Picks for Top 10 Dallas wedding venues

    Lottie Fowler
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    We scoured the city limits of Dallas to put together a list of our favorite venues. We hope that this post serves as a tool to help and guide planning brides to the venue of their dreams!  ~Cheers, 1. The Aldredge House – Construction of the house began in 1915 when prominent West Texas rancher William J. Lewis, native of Maryland, secured architect Hal Thomson to build a beautiful Southern mansion for his 20-year-old bride, Willie Newbury Lewis. Miss Willie was one of Dallas’ first debutantes and Mr. Lewis wanted to honor her with the most beautiful home in Dallas. (Source) 2.
 
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  • Kate + Aaron | Engaged

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    24 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
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  • Heidi + Ryan | Engaged

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    1 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
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  • Jess + Evan | Married

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  • Ann + Miles | Engaged

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  • Juliette + Nick | Engaged

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kayla Smasne
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Love Ophelia is a line of vintage inspired, romantic robes and delicates made and designed in Los Angeles, California. Owner Kristi founded Love Ophelia in order to provide women with robes and lounge wear that would look classic and elegant. From weddings to maternity to sleeping in, we want our customers to feel beautiful and comfortable in our robes. Love Ophelia designer Iliana’s design stamp can be seen at both Anthropologie and BHLDN, among others. Her vintage and whimsical aesthetic is part of what makes our line unique and feminine. View all of their treasures here and…
  • Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance

    Wedding Chicks
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    You had the perfect proposal, and now you have the ring of your dreams. Before you call your Mom, Grandma and bestie with the fantastic news – ask your fiancé if your engagement ring has an insurance policy. If that sparkly number is not insured, here are a few things to look out for in a jewelry insurance policy. What should you look for in a jewelry insurance policy? 1. You have the ability to work with a jeweler of your choice 2. Your ring will have the same cut, carat, color and clarity as your original ring 3. If your fiancé bought you a brand name, like an Anna Sheffield…
  • Trendy Wedding Inspired By Nature

    The Wedding Chicks
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s just a fact of life, if you put the time into making them, the details of your wedding will be 10x more meaningful. This was the reason Celina and Will chose to DIY just about every bit of their big day. What what about you? Are you ready to DIY some meaning into your wedding? If you need more inspiration be sure to check out even more of Bethany Jeffery‘s images in the full gallery here. Advice from the Bride My advice to couples planning a wedding is to go through the effort to make the details meaningful! On our entry table we displayed our rings on an old carabiner to…
  • A Touch Of Class Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes the classic palette of red, black, and gold can get overlooked and many brides might think it’ s over done, or is too hard to do. We love this color palette and the options and opportunities it gives. It’s a classic and can be taken to a new modern level. Amanda Douglas Events and a wonderful team of vendors took on the challenge and put together a touch of class wedding shoot that showed this color palette in a fun and chic way. If you’re going to do this elegant look make sure that your hair, makeup, and dress fit the part too. You are the finishing touch of your theme;…
  • Fleur De Lis Floral Couture

    Kayla Smasne
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Fleur de Lis Floral Couture specializes in custom botanical design. Located in Boise, Idaho and available for travel, their experienced team provides a fresh approach to floral design for your special event. Whether a baby shower for 10 guests or a wedding for 200, they bring elegance, creativity, and style to each and every event. They look forward to learning more about your vision and designing your occasion. View all of their stunning floral designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Interested In Wedding Chicks Happy Hour NameBusiness…
 
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  • How to Choose a Stylish Engagement Ring

    Nick Veez
    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, [&hellip The post How to Choose a Stylish Engagement Ring appeared first on I Am Staggered.
  • Making A Decisive Impact on the Wedding

    Jennifer Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    It’s no secret that during the wedding planning process, the bride and her family will do most of the organisation, from the engagement through to the day itself. It certainly can be a daunting prospect and when participating in the build up to what should be the most beautiful, memorable and charming day of a couple’s [&hellip The post Making A Decisive Impact on the Wedding appeared first on I Am Staggered.
  • Five Brilliant Alternatives to a Honeymoon

    Staggered
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Agonising about how exactly you’re supposed to pay for a luxury vacation – and then anxious about traipsing all the way there with your significant other? While a conventional getway is probably the most common way for a couple to celebrate after the wedding, the non-traditional bride and groom might be hankering for something a [&hellip The post Five Brilliant Alternatives to a Honeymoon appeared first on I Am Staggered.
  • Quick Tips: What To Do About Cold Feet

    James Parker
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    While it might seem like the worst time to happen upon some feelings of uncertainty, don’t worry about it too much – cold feet is surprisingly pretty normal. If you’re feeling nervous before your wedding, take a deep breath and try to figure out what’s making you feel this way. We’ve put together some quick tips [&hellip The post Quick Tips: What To Do About Cold Feet appeared first on I Am Staggered.
  • The Most Expensive Engagement Rings Ever

    Staggered
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    What your significant other is thinking: You’re sitting on a lonely hillside, the sun slowly slipping beyond the horizon, casting your surroundings in a romantic twilight glow. You’ve had a couple of glasses of wine and you’re quietly gazing into your partner’s eyes. And then he turns away from you, he shifts nervously down to [&hellip The post The Most Expensive Engagement Rings Ever appeared first on I Am Staggered.
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    Every Last Detail

  • Southern Vintage Alabama Wedding

    Michelle
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This gorgeous Alabama wedding from j.woodbery photography has absolutely stolen my heart! This couple incorporated their sweet southern roots in a lovely outdoor celebration, and with a beautiful vintage style, this down home southern wedding hit all the marks. The lovely bride, Ashley, is here with us today to share her planning experience with us: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? My mom (the Details Queen), and Alyse (my sister/Fashion Coordinator), were a huge help during the entire process; I couldn’t have pulled it off with such ease…
  • What Every Wedding Guest Should Know

    Lauren
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall is a pretty popular time for weddings, and along with that comes the pleasure of attending those weddings! And even though I normally post wedding planning advice for brides, today I thought I would share some insight for wedding guests… specifically, information that is crucial for every wedding guest to know! In the past few years, I’ve learned that there can sometimes be a bit of confusion for guests about certain aspects of a wedding. The ceremony, cocktail hour, seating charts and food stations are just a few of the many things to take in at a wedding, and…
  • A New Tool For Finding Wedding Inspiration That You Need To Use!

    Lauren
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We all know that wedding inspiration is one of the most important things when it comes to planning your wedding. Which is why I’m SO excited to share an amazing new tool for finding wedding inspiration, Style Unveiled’s Style Boards! Style Boards are fun and easy to use (similar to some of the other image sharing platforms out there). You can “style” images to boards that you create to keep track of your inspiration and develop your wedding style. It’s especially great to use to save your wedding inspiration, because one of the great things about the Style…
  • An Eclectic, Colorful, & Unique Wedding

    Lauren
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    I love everything about this unique wedding captured by Ricky Stern Photography! Diana and Arun wanted a wedding that stood out from the crowd, so they combined their love for color, travel, and eclectic design to create a gorgeous wedding that was totally and completely unique to them. Diana is here with us today to explain more about how they designed their lovely wedding… What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? Because I was in New York City and the wedding was in Miami, I relied on my mom to be my eyes and ears during the…
  • Colorful Mexico Inspired Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of my favorite things ever is lots of color, so when I laid eyes on these colorful Mexico inspired wedding ideas from V.A. Photography and Dear Sweetheart Events, I just knew I had to share with you all! Using elements inspired by Mexico, a bright colorful palette, and gorgeous florals, this inspiration is sure to bring some happiness to your day… How fun is all of this?! The colors, the theme, the photography- it’s all absolutely fabulous. As someone who loves weddings designed around a theme, this inspiration is something that I would definitely love to see brought to…
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    One Stylish Bride - Ultimate Wedding Ideas

  • Laura and Dylan’s Sydney Secret Garden Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    If you don’t know what to get the bride and groom, think about their habits and lifestyles. You may be able to make all the difference to their life. If they are smkers, you could think about getting them some electronic cigarettes to help them quit. If they are overweight – a modern gym membership may be a great idea. If you don’t know where to start – head to the review websites. When making this switch, there’s one thing that many smokers overlook, and that’s that not all e-cigarettes are the same. Certain brands will offer plenty of a certain feature, and then…
  • New Online Music

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    IPOD mp3 music is a wonderful choice for getting the best songs quickly and without the hassles of traveling to the music store. There are many locations right on the web that can provide you with the best of the best for much less. There are several locations that do offer a wide range of choice when it comes to IPOD mp3 music. Some offer more than others or they offer a better quality product. It will take a little looking to find the most affordable choice that is also the one that has what you would like to download. Once you find the right location for your IPOD mp3 music, you can easily…
  • Get Movies Online

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    MP3 movies to download is an excellent choice for getting the latest movies quickly and without the hassles of traveling to the store. There are many locations right on the web that can provide you with the best of the best for much less. There are several locations that do offer a wide range of choice when it comes to mp3 movies to download. Some offer more than others or they offer a better quality product. It will take a little looking to find the most affordable choice that is also the one that has what you would like to download. Once you find the right location for your mp3 movies to…
  • Movies Online Sites

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    It all started with music. Early on, sites like Napster made it possible to download songs without purchasing an album. The problem was that these services – at the time – did not take copyright into consideration. People shared songs they liked and built their music collection. And, as time went on, this started to change. Subscription services came about; so did the opportunity to pay to download one song at a time. Film lovers have started to see that this service should not be limited to music. In some cases, they recognize this because services like Apple’s iTunes offer…
  • Entertain

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Amusement is a feeling of fondness for yourself and others. Every human can be amused as well as entertain others. Amusement or entertainment is like a two-way traffic. If you are entertained, you must also entertain others in order to make it worthy of committing to memory. There is a lot of entertainment everywhere, from others, from you and from nature. But why are we most of the times not amused by these things or fail to realize the amusement contained in them. We are unwilling or refuse to accept it by spreading it to others. We always want to be entertained, but we do not want to be a…
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  • Wedding Day Items for Asian Fusion Receptions

    Ajalon
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Asian weddings are beautiful events that allow the happy couple to experiment with a fusion of modern and traditional aesthetics. Here at Invitations by Ajalon, we have a whole gallery of designs for those who wish to incorporate the classic looks of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cultures, to name a few. With colors across the spectrum and inspiration from all kinds of places, our letterpress and digital motifs are just right for you. For the day of your wedding, there are many fun options for you to incorporate your wedding stationery design into a look for your table tops,…
  • Spring 2015-Pantone Color Report: Classic Blue

    Ajalon
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Introspective and invigorating, a calming color with the ability to strengthen and anchor whatever surrounds it.   The spring of 2015 is approaching, and with it are the Pantone colors released for the upcoming months. One of the prominent hues from the new collection is Classic Blue. This beautiful blue is a shade used by royalty throughout the centuries, coveted by artists and aristocrats for decades, and perfectly paired with almost any other color around. Try Classic Blue for your Spring wedding to showcase the strong and sure emotions evoked by this timeless color. With details from…
  • Short Hairstyles for Mod Brides

    Ajalon
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We’re all pretty stylin’ babes, are we not? Scrolling through our Pinterest and Instagram feeds, we can pick out the fabulous fashion trends we know are the best. Sometimes it’s fun just to look and be reassured that our personal styles are indeed pretty bangin’. But what happens when there are no pictures of pretty brides donning the looks that we love (and need)? Is it just me, or is it a little disheartening to see a lack of women reflecting dresses, makeup, and haircuts we hope to wear on our big day. One thing there needs to be more of is The Short Haircut.
  • Spring 2015-Pantone Color Report: Scuba Blue

    Ajalon
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Playful and energetic, the exotic flair of Scuba Blue is a nostalgic color that inspires new memories to be made. Spring is in the air already with our excitement for the new look and feel of Pantone’s color scheme for the upcoming season. With wedding planning in full swing, more brides and grooms are exploring their options for color schemes and decoration ideas. Scuba Blue is one of the many hues released for inspiration and we’re loving it! Here are our favorite looks for beach destination weddings, Pacific Island inspirations, South Western themed events, and modern…
  • A Halloween Wedding For The Season

    Ajalon
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are only a few days away from Halloween and the season has put us in high spirits! With all the pumpkins and cobwebs lining the streets, houses laying in wait for the deluge of trick-or-treaters, the best holiday of the year is influencing even our wedding-minded persuasions. Smoking goblets of homemade cocktails and Dia De Los Muertos table decorations have made their ways into today’s costume ball of wedding inspiration. This happy Halloween-themed celebration might inspire you for your autumnal wedding or simply put a smile on your face. Enjoy! Send Me My Free Samples of Rachel…
 
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    Advice and Ideas | Invitations By Dawn

  • Winter wedding Wednesday: Winter garden

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

    Julie
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Brides who have an affinity for whimsical details like wildflowers, feathers and flowing dresses may want to think about a having a bohemian chic wedding theme. This style showcases the beauty of nature with a twist of glamour and modernity. Stylish stars such as Ashlee Simpson and Whitney Port have both opted to embrace a boho chic wedding theme. Get inspired by these amazing ideas for your own bohemian big day: Set the tone with wedding invitations While your save the dates don’t necessarily have to show off your wedding theme, your invites should! This Lovable Roses – Gold…
  • Top 5 holiday save the dates

    Julie
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    The holiday season is an ultra romantic time to tie the knot. But even if you’re not actually getting married in the winter months, you can send out holiday save the dates and take advantage of this magical time of year. After all, your save the dates don’t necessarily have to reflect the theme or season in which you’re getting married. That’s what your wedding invitations are for! I’ve narrowed down our holiday save the dates to a few of my favorites: 1. Christmas Banner – Holiday Save the Date Puzzle Let your guests figure out your wedding date with this…
  • Winter Wedding Wednesday: Whimsical Woods

    Heidi
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Fresh snowfall in the backdrop of your wedding day photos, what more could you ask for? For the bride who is planning a winter wedding, a whimsical woods theme can make your big day as cozy as cuddling in front of the fire at a cabin. It doesn’t have to be all about reds and greens; instead, add soft hues to achieve a more rustic feel. Here are some great ways to incorporate a cabin in the woods theme into your wedding decor, no matter where your venue actually is: The invitations Let your guests know what to expect right off the bat with the Woodland Snowfall – Foil Invitation.
  • Simply heartwarming wedding invitations inspired by Disney’s Frozen

    Invitations By Dawn
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The free spirit and caring nature of Princess Anna are beautifully depicted on this Disney Fairytale Wedding Invitation by Invitations by Dawn. Rustic woodgrain is the perfect backdrop for beautiful, blooming flowers. The Natural Beauty wedding invitation will warm the hearts of your friends and family. Continue this natural style throughout your wedding with garden-inspired motifs and a touch of rustic charm. We love lush greens with colorful flowers as table centerpieces, and a vibrant bouquet of different shades of purple. A hand-knit shawl or knit table runners would be wonderful ways to…
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  • Going for the Wow Factor? You’ll Need More than a Meringue!

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

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

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

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

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

    Sarah
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Well there is officially one week left of our "It's All About The Details" contest, and we've received bundles of photo submissions from our customers on how they used products purchased! The one lucky submission with the most votes by October 31st will receive a $500 prize! Now it's not too late to enter if you want your shot to win. Just grab your photo and enter here. Today we are putting the spotlight on two submissions that took a little rustic approach to their wedding items. Be sure to check out all of our submissions and then vote for your favorite too! Now on the left, Carolyn paired…
  • Pin This Thursday: Rustic Wedding Board

    Sarah
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    A fun trend in weddings lately is to take a rustic approach and make it elegant, fun and chic. That's why this #PinThisThursday, we wanted to feature our #RusticWeddings Pinterest board! It includes a variety of simple, homey ideas that will take your big day to the next level. Over the years, we've collected rustic inspiration for wedding decor, tablescapes, bridal party attire, food and drink, flowers, place card holders and much more. Some of our favorite centerpieces involve birch tree blocks, vintage vases with natural field florals. Combining lace with burlap is another lovely way to…
  • Mike and Steffanie's Halloween Themed Wedding

    Sarah
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Today's Real Wedding was submitted by Table7 Events with photos provided by Kimberly April Photography, and it comes just in time for Halloween! As you'll soon see, Steffanie and Mike hosted a Halloween themed wedding (inspired by Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas) that was nothing short of extraordinary. And with Steffanie's passion for working in the morgue, it's not hard to see what kinds of inspiration she received. The wedding took place at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. The library and museum set the stage for some gorgeous images throughout the day. The…
  • Tuesday Shoesday: Bold and Bright

    Sarah
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Many brides now days are choosing to be a little less traditional, and a little more personal. To do so, they add subtle touches of their personality, their family, their history, and all kinds of other fun things, to their big day to make it truly one-of-a-kind. One way that brides are making a show-stopping display, is by going bold with their footwear! So this #TuesdayShoesday, we're focusing on how to bring that bold and bright and turn it into something beautiful. Long gone are the days of white on white, for the latest trend is to wear something that is bound to get noticed. Today's hot…
  • Pumpkin Spice Autumn Inspiration Board

    Sarah
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    I think we all can agree that pumpkin spice is an obsession of many right now. Whether it's in latte form, cookie form, or wedding form! So for this #MontageMonday, we've put together a stellar palettes that mixes both pumpkins, spice, and everything nice. Obviously the first step towards obtaining this color scheme is establishing a burnt orange as your base. From there, think of other Autumn-worthy colors, or hues that you would see in a pumpkin patch! Here is some inspiration to get you thinking: Long bridesmaid dresses are a must in the fall, as that cool air can get chilly! You'll want…
 
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  • The History Of The Engagement Ring

    Kym
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    courtesy of: perfectring.ie The post The History Of The Engagement Ring appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe

    Kym
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Print Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe Yield: about 75 Ingredients2 envelopes (each about 1 T) unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 C sugar 2/3... The post Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Wedding Drink Ideas: Warhol Crush Recipe

    Kym
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Print Warhol Crush Recipe via Marie ClaireIngredients12 fresh rosemary sprigs 6 fresh raspberries 3/4 oz. simple syrup 1 1/2 oz.... The post Wedding Drink Ideas: Warhol Crush Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Ideas: CD Favor Place Setting

    Kym
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    These diy CD favor place settings are made from brown parcel paper. Cheap if you buy it buy the roll. ... The post diy Wedding Ideas: CD Favor Place Setting appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Inspirational Wedding Ideas #192: Black Stripes

    Chastidyi Parrott
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
      The post Inspirational Wedding Ideas #192: Black Stripes appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
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  • Bridal Designers 2015 ✈ Elise Hameau

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

    Amy
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Kristina and Amir, from London, travelled to the French Riviera to celebrate their intimate destination wedding at the Hotel de la Chèvre d’Or. Kristina had visited the hotel years previously but remembered it for its stunning views and beautiful mountainside gardens. When Amir asked where she wanted to celebrate their day, there was only one place in her mind. Captured by the ever talented Annie Gozard, if you’re considering a wedding in France, you have to check this one out! HOW THEY MET We met when a mutual friend who brought me to play an extra on the set of Amir’s short…
  • Elegant Beach Elopement with Loveridge Photography

    Amy
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This elegant beach elopement is actually the creation of Tina from Loveridge Photography and Taylor from A Wild Poppy. These two ladies both love intimate parties with lots of attention to detail, so they  set out to create a romantic styled elopement- taking Taylor’s minimal bohemian style as inspiration. The foggy Californian beach of Montana de Oro was the perfect setting, and we love the idea of bringing foliage onto the beach, as Twiggs Floral Studio did with their beautiful ceremony backdrop. Invites by Rosey Calligraphy ooze understated glamour, and we love the warm…
  • Olga and Enrico’s Unique Destination Wedding

    Amy
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    When Olga and Enrico, from Toronto, got engaged, they wanted a meaningful and unique destination wedding. After much research they decided to have an intimate traditional Mayan ceremony along the lakeshore of the incredible Lake Atitlan in Guatemala- a lake sacred to the Mayan culture. The location was the gorgeous home of author Joyce Maynard, which Olga had serendipitously come across two years previously. Intimate, relaxed yet completely unique, this destination wedding captured by Daniel Lopez Perez really caught our eye. HOW THEY MET “Enrico and I met through work- we are both…
  • Bridesmaid Corsages

    Lindsay
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    We have been spotting more and more bridesmaid corsages as an alternative to bridesmaid bouquets lately and I just can’t seem to get enough! Perhaps the reason that I am so in love with today’s new (but old) trend is because I have actually never been given one. I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my debs (the Irish equivalent of the prom) so it really is novel for me. Apart from being achingly beautiful, there is a practical side to these perfect wrist adornments. Not only will your bridesmaids have a pair of free hands for the day to attend to your dress but swapping…
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    PreOwned Wedding Dresses

  • Anastasija + Ricardo | Oscar de la Renta Wedding from Del Sol Photography

    Holly
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Anastasija + Ricardo’s enchanting wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico was rich with culture and historic atmosphere.  I love the ancient Mayan archeological site where today’s featured couple had their pictures taken.  Anastasija looks gorgeous in her perfectly Spanish inspired chantilly lace and silk faille floral guipure embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta. Thanks for sharing your special day with us Anastasija + Ricardo! It’s especially heartwarming to feature an Oscar de la Renta real wedding as the fashion world grieves the passing of Mr. de la Renta earlier this week at the…
  • Lauren + Anthony | Ines Di Santo Wedding from John Agnello Photography and Video

    Holly
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today’s featured wedding goes out to the dreamers…to all the brides who have dreamt of a fairytale wedding day since they were little, Lauren + Anthony’s traditional cathedral wedding ceremony and black tie reception is a dream come true.  Complete with winding staircases, a massive chandelier, six-tier wedding cake, snowfall and CO2 blasting on the floor for a full floating on a cloud effect.  WOW!! How perfect that Lauren had the opportunity to meet with Ines Di Santo in person to design a custom couture wedding gown for her dream day! Lauren + Anthony | June 28, 2014 |…
  • Maria + Allen | Berta Bridal Wedding from Mauricio de la Vega

    Kelly
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This couple, who met while working in New York City, decided to take the celebration to Mexico for their wedding. Maria and Allen’s destination ceremony and reception took advantage of the incredible weather and held both portions outdoors, with beautiful ocean views and glamorous decor. But the real show stopper is that unique Berta Bridal lace dress Maria wore. Gorgeous! Maria + Allen | May 17, 2014 | Acapulco, Mexico | Dress Listing: Berta Bridal, 12-16 The Ceremony Allen and I are both cooks and we met in NYC working in a restaurant. We decided to get married in Mexico because…
  • 15 Beyond Pretty Wedding Bouquets

    Kelly
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Besides your beautiful dress, beaming smile and new husband, your wedding bouquet will be one of the most visible and photographed parts of your wedding day. We had a hard time narrowing down our favorites, but here are our top 15 picks for gorgeous wedding bouquets. Modern, fresh and lush, you can almost smell these stunning creations through the computer screen! Go bold and bright. This mix of blooming peonies, vibrant ranunculus and fresh tulips will create an impact as you walk down the aisle. Floral: Bows & Arrows, Photo: Taylor Lord Photography All-white bouquets, like this…
  • Olga + Daniel | Vera Wang Wedding from Marianna Zhovnirenko

    Kelly
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The thought and style behind Olga and Daniel’s wedding are stunning, with feminine details like fluffy peach florals and heart-filled decor. Sweeping views of Rome and classic marble architecture add to the the European romance of the venue. Olga made a gorgeous bride in her layered Vera Wang Katherine ballgown, which she paired perfectly with glitzy Jimmy Choos. Olga + Daniel | May 30, 2014 | Rome, Italy | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Katherine The Ceremony We got engaged in November 2013 and in January 2014 decided to set the date. I spent hours researching various sources for a…
 
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • Engagement Session in a Pumpkin Patch: Jenafer + Morgan

    Jen
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    With Halloween coming up next week, we bet a bunch of you have plans to spend this weekend picking out + carving pumpkins! So naturally, Jenafer + Morgan’s crazy cute engagement session in a pumpkin patch is the perfect way to get in the spirit of the season. These cuties roamed around on Sauvie Island (in Portland, Oregon) with their rad photographers, the talented duo Dylan & Sarah, and we just love the beautiful images captured! Their session really couldn’t be more perfect for fall. But before we share more, let’s hear the funny story about how they ended up in…
  • Intimate Foggy Mountain Wedding: Shannon + John

    Jen
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Shannon + John met while working in Boone, North Carolina, so naturally they wanted their tiny wedding to be held in the gorgeous NC mountains. Since most everyone had to travel in, and they knew many guests would need to drive home the night of the wedding, they thought a daytime celebration sounded just right. And when you see their gorgeous wedding photos, with the most magical fog creating an amazing ambiance for the afternoon, we’d say they definitely chose the perfect location and time of day to exchange their vows! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • Romantic Wedding Inspiration on a Historic Ship

    Jen
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    If romance is what you’re going for for your big day, you may want to pay extra close attention to today’s gorgeous wedding editorial, conceptualized and captured by Koby + Terilyn of Archetype Studio. What makes this setting come to life? Well according to Terilyn, it’s the tables draped with silk chiffon blowing in the breeze. The coral plates with mother-of-pearl and fine crystal and sterling for the place settings. Romantic florals hinting at the colors of an ocean sunset. And of course, guests would find their seats by reading the hand written calligraphy on the…
  • Handmade New Zealand Wedding: Sophie + Si

    Jen
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say hello to Sophie + Simon, a talented husband + wife photography team from New Zealand who recently tied the knot themselves! Their beautiful, laid back wedding celebration took place at a private Auckland residence with views of the sea, forest, and expansive fields. Every detail was pulled together by these two + their friends, and tradition was practically non-existent as the ceremony was the last event of the day! They had a homemade slingshot station, the cake cutting was done with an axe, and guests enjoyed their fave made-to-order coffee drinks from the on-site espresso bar. Want…
  • Boho Camping Engagement Session: Nicole + Dan

    Jen
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    We have such an adorable e-session to share with you guys today – that’s sure to provide perfect engagement photo inspiration to couples who share a love for adventure + the great outdoors, just like Nicole + Dan do! Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado was the perfect place for Whitney of Tulle & Grace to really capture these guys in their environment. Between the sweetest little tent decorated with florals (thanks to Lale Floral Design), Nicole + Dan’s fun boho style, and the epic Colorado mountain views, there’s too much to love – we couldn’t even…
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  • The Basics of Wedding Invitation Text

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

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

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

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

    Sara Haese
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    While it is a good idea to send out save the date notices to your guests letting them know of your wedding date well in advance, there’s no reason not to keep the whole process as simple as possible.  Save the date postcards are the ideal way to do that. Here are some of the advantages to the postcard style… No envelopes required which often times makes them less expensive to buy than cards or magnets. No assembling or inserting into envelopes before sealing. Savings on postage since a postcard stamp is cheaper than a first class stamp. Many of today’s save the date…
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    Wedding Chaplain's Journal

  • Romance Is in the Air in Scotland

    Alan Viau
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The perfect romantic getaway varies greatly depending on the couple taking it, but these trips almost always include a stunning location, a few key indulgences, a bit of adventure, and a healthy dose of rest and relaxation. Scotland, a country famed for its wild, natural beauty, growing culinary scene and laid-back pace, offers all these elements and more to couples looking for a uniquely romantic getaway. When it comes to romantic accommodations, Connoisseurs Scotlandmember properties are as varied as the guests they attract; properties range from remote to city-centric, modern to historic,…
  • Planning a Pre-Wedding Party

    Alan Viau
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    As your wedding day draws near, you and the love of your life are probably thinking of organizing a pre-wedding party to help you relax and deal with the tension that lies heavy in the air. The following smart tips are meant to guide you on how to plan an entertaining pre-wedding party: 1. Create a Guest List Since a pre-wedding party is supposed to be an intimate affair, it only needs the attendance of a few of your closest relatives and friends. This means that your pre-wedding guest list doesn’t need to be long like your wedding guest list. 2. Venue After coming up with your list of…
  • Best Day Ever Wedding Showdown

    Alan Viau
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    I am so excited to be part of the The Best Day Ever wedding show gala organized by Ottawa’s hottest wedding vendors for the brides and grooms of 2015! You will be able to instantly experience two different weddings – that will help you decide what you want for your wedding. The show is already 50% sold out – so hurry and get your tickets. A total of 40 local wedding vendors have planned an inspirational night where brides and grooms can truly indulge in what these vendors do best before they book. I am proud to represent my officiant friends at All Seasons Weddings. Join us…
  • How Much Energy Should You and Your Spouse-to-Be Put into Retirement Planning?

    Alan Viau
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unless you’re independently wealthy – or you have really cool parents – you probably became very familiar with the concept of saving for the celebration surrounding your wedding vows. Marriage ceremonies are important – they’re worth every penny! But saving for retirement is even more important, and the older you get, the more urgent and dire it becomes. Make retirement cozy and fun by planning for your financial future. Gloomy Retirement Statistics According to recent statistics, there is a huge disparity between expectations and reality. More than half of…
  • ABURY Lovebirds Wedding Clutch

    Alan Viau
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The latest design from the ABURY Collection, the “ABURY Lovebirds Wedding Clutch” handmade in Morocco and designed by Daniela Francescini and Mayta Lara Leal. The beautiful new clutch is ABURY’s newest item to the collection. ABURY prides itself on designing luxury bags in Morocco while at the same time supporting craft communities through sustainable income and education. At the forefront of the global economy of fashion, ABURY fosters the production of handmade luxury bags in Berber communities across North Africa, west of the Nile Valley, allowing craftsmen to…
 
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    The Plunge Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best Buy new GoPro cameras capture your best adventures

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

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

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

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

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

  • Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses

    Belle The Magazine
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    There are so many options when it comes to outfitting your best gals for the big day. Some of my favorite bridesmaid dresses are the ever-so-versatile and ever-so-chic, convertible dresses. The convertible dress is designed to be wrapped in many different ways creating multiple styles to flatter all sizes and body types. These dresses are the perfect choice if you want your 'maids to look cohesive but still be able to show off a bit of personality. Your besties will be thrilled to personalize their dress the day of the wedding.Wondering what designers and brands offer chic convertible…
  • Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2015

    Belle The Magazine
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    As most little girls, I was introduced to fashion by my mother who taught me my first couture designer, Oscar de La Renta. His unfortunate passing yesterday has took the fashion world by surprise. While his classic and sophisticated style will never be forgotten, I couldn't think of a better way to honor his memory than by sharing some his chic bridal fashion. So, on this Fashion Tuesday I'm bringing you Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - which also includes the lace bridal gown that Oscar recently designed for Amal Alamuddin (Clooney). Take a look! Photo by Anni Libovitz via…
  • 12 Stunning Wedding Bouquets - 33rd Edition

    Belle The Magazine
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Let's face it, wedding planning can become a stressful process and may become overwhelming. So to our lovely brides-to-be, we encourage you to stop and smell the roses- who knows, you might get some inspiration out of it. After all, we're in the business of encouraging fun wedding planning- so to help guide you through it, we have provided you with this month's dose of 12 Stunning Wedding Bouquets. Let's get this flower party started, we guarantee that you will not only find the bouquet of your dreams, but you'll have a difficult decision picking just one to walk down the aisle with, but not…
  • Soft Blush Woodland Wedding

    Belle The Magazine
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    We can't stop, won't stop ughbsessing over this delightful blush Victorian House wedding. As we've seen in the previous weeks, woodland weddings are a thing of the present and if we had it our way we would continue seeing more of this gorge trend. If you're as smitten with lantern centerpieces as much as we are, then you'll be glad to know that we've provided you with your fix of these beauties below... all complete without a tree stump pedestal for a naturalistic-chic vibe. The cake is too fab too even wrap words around it, so we highly urge you to prepare yourself for some serious beauty…
  • Gold and Navy Sophisticated Wedding

    Belle The Magazine
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It's been a long week and you need a little R&R to get by, so why don't you close your eyes and travel with us to one of America's architectural treasures, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, also known as the marvelous venue used for Kristina + Clyde's big day. Having one of the best backdrops for a wedding, this venue naturally didn't need much in the decor department, so of course the lovely couple kept the decor to a classic, sophisticated minimal. Luckily, Carrie Wildes Photography was in the house to capture each and every moment that we are now swooning over. Like the bride's to-die-for…
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    Wedding Tips & Ideas

  • Real Wedding – Old World Glamour

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

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

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

    Real Weddings
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    The new CHANEL film – celebrating the iconic fragrance CHANEL No°5 -€ written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Gisele Bundchen, has been unveiled! Entitled ‘The One That I Want’ the film depicts the No°5 woman as one who listens to her heart. She is a woman who knows exactly who she is, and [...]‘The One That I Want’ by CHANEL is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Resort-Style Chic

    Real Weddings
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Today on the blog we are very excited to share the super stylish wedding of Nadia Coppolino and Jimmy Bartel. A relaxed resort-style getaway experience was created for the couples wedding day, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. “In year 10 at high school, I had my debutante ball and I firmly told mum and dad [...]Real Wedding – Resort-Style Chic is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
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    Santorini Photographer, Greece

  • Winter Shoot with Sofia and James from Beijing

    Santorini Wedding Photographer
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Winters in Greece don’t look like the summer photos that tourists browse in the web. The deep blue colors of the seas, the clear skies, and the shinning sun are not always easy to find. Greece is the country of …
  • A fairy tale story of Chris and Laura

    Santorini Wedding Photographer
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    I will approach this love story, in a different way, as I did before. I will just write down my short but interesting dialogue between me and Paul during the 10’ minute break. -Kristo (photographer): Paul, How difficult is to …
  • Portrait Tour for a family arriving by cruise ship

    Santorini Wedding Photographer
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Heather and Scott, along with their 2 daughters arrived in Santorini on July 10th and wanted to have a family portrait taken. They came in via the Celebrity cruise ship at 07:00 a.m. and loved to take the time to …
  • 5 hours pack of Renato and Elaine who traveled from Brazil to Greece

    Santorini Wedding Photographer
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Renato and his girlfriend Elaine live and work in Rio de Janeiro. They had booked a trip to Greece by the end of July and they stayed in Santorini from the 25th of July until 28. (only 3 nights). The …
  • Pre Wedding Photography in Oia – Alvin and Kiko from Hong Kong

    Santorini Wedding Photographer
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    This was a last minute booking. Alvin contacted me upon his arrival in Santorini. He had brought his own camera hoping to do the pre wedding photography on his own but he found it to be a difficult task eventually. …
 
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    keith pitts photography blog

  • Best Day Ever | Wedding at Segner Ranch Sedona

    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. This is the tiniest of sneak peeks from our second photographer (who does shoot digital) as we patiently await our film back from the lab. Oh it can be tough to wait, especially when you know how many beautiful images will be on those rolls of film. Patience is a virtue, of which I often am lacking!!!! Especially when it comes to seeing wedding film. But the wait will be worth it. We just get so excited! I will definitely…
  • Red Hot | Engagement Session | Papago Park

    keith
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. When we first got out of the car, it seemed like it was going to be one hot late afternoon. But the sun ducked down behind Papago just perfectly and this engagement session survived the heat! I just love engagement sessions because they really give you an opportunity to get to know your clients. I had spoken with this couple on the phone but we had never met until this day. As sweet as people can be on the phone and through…
  • At last | First Leica |Film Photography

    keith
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.  I will not even be embarrassing Keith right now if I tell you how how damn cute he was opening the box that held this camera. Excited is an understatement. He has wanted a Leica since I can remember. I’m not sure why he hasn’t bought one until now but he hasn’t. So today is a special day for sure. This Leica is not Keiht’s first rangefinder, those that know him well saw a Zeiss hanging off his…
  • Why I love film | Personal

    Melissa
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. It’s funny how things run in cycles. All things get old but the good things age well and come back (if they ever really left). For obvious reasons I will apply this thinking to my love of photography in general and film in particular (and those beautifully crafted machines that expose it called cameras).  In 2001 I decided to start shooting digitally for weddings since I saw the writing on the wall. I knew this digital…
  • A Sicilian Affair | Destination Wedding Sicily

    Melissa
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:34 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.
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    Brides, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls: Get Unveiled

  • "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s...

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." -Marc ChagallPhoto: Chris Giles Photography
  • 2015 Alfred Angelo Runway Recap

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    The lights dimmed, the faux muff-clad audience quieted, the high-tempo music began, and the first model stepped onto the pristine runway. And so began our 2015 runway show.  After highlights from the Alfred Angelo collection, we unveiled the new Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection, featuring gowns inspired by iconic princesses in signature colors. (Have no fear! The gowns will also be available in ivory.)  Then the lights dimmed one last time, and Lexi Walker steps out, singing her stunning rendition of Frozen’s “Let It Go.” Elsa appears, snow falls, and…
  • Are you ready to relive the magic?...

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Are you ready to relive the magic? Visit www.alfredangelo.com/runway#angeloaccess
  • Introducing our October real bride of the month, Shawna!  Shawna...

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Introducing our October real bride of the month, Shawna!  Shawna and Joel wed at the Stone Gardens in Fallbrook, California. She wore Cinderella Platinum Style 209 (similar here and here).  The couple’s wedding theme was classy fairytale, and they incorporated personal touches of love throughout the day. “During our ceremony we tied a fisherman’s knot, which when pulled on only becomes stronger,” she says. “We also gave roses to our mothers to show that we appreciate all they have done to raise us.” Shawna and Joel offered American flag pins to all of their guests to represent…
  • Drumroll please! Our Gown of the Week is lovely and romantic...

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Drumroll please! Our Gown of the Week is lovely and romantic Style 885: bit.ly/Style885
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    Poptastic Bride | Funky Wedding Ideas for Cool Couples

  • Lauren & Lee’s Fun Texas Ranch Horseback-Riding E-session

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

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

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

    Cynthia
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This sweet outdoor wedding charmed me off my feet the moment I saw it. First of all, the couple has amazing style.and it shows in the little details — the bride’s lacy cut-out dress and gold t-strap sandals, the playful fingerprint tree which featured darling illustrations of kitties and birds, and all the blue gingham elements that tied the celebrations’ look together. We have the always-fabulous Justine Bursoni Photography to thank for the gorgeous photos and here she is with a little backgrounder on the event: Andi + Chris held an intimate afternoon wedding at…
  • A Sweet Lollipop and Candy-inspired Styled Wedding with a 50s Vibe

    Cynthia
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today we have a very sweet and pastel-pretty styled wedding shoot that was shot in a 1950’s warehouse in downtown Phoenix. Taking inspiration from the 1950’s bubble gum feel of the place, this celebration was styled with lollipops, cupcakes, and candy in mind — how cool is that? I love how the mostly pink, pretty elements contrasted with the gritty industrial nature of the venue, and I actually chose the main image (above) because the wooden frames behind the c0uple reminded me of a chocolate bar (after seeing this shoot, can you blame me if candy is topmost in my…
 
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    Nordica Photography| Nordica Photography

  • Tofino Wedding Photographer // Emily & Jesse

    Cole Roberts
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Throughout the summer of 2015, Cole will be based out of Vancouver again. This is big news for us in many ways, the biggest being that places like Tofino are so close again. Emily and Jesse live in the States and for their wedding, they started the morning by watching the sun rise, following that up with a ceremony in a rainforest clearing, the reception along a private beach, and a bonfire under the stars to complete the day. “Our choice of this location was really about finding a place full of natural beauty that doesn’t require a lot of embellishment or over the top decor. We…
  • London Wedding Photographer

    Nordica Photography
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is the all black and white story of Beth and Mike’s wedding day just outside of London, England. Thanks to Andy Gaines for second shooting. The post London Wedding Photographer appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Iceland Wedding Photographer

    Cole Roberts
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The majority of weddings we photograph in Iceland are with couples flying in from around the world seeking adventure. Hrefna and Björn’s celebration was quite different. They’re both locals and had what can only be described as a 100% Icelandic wedding. A priest drinking beer from a horn during an Ásatrú ceremony, a famous Icelandic band performing and the mesmerizing Icelandic environment. Witnessing how the locals celebrate was a great experience. Thank you to the very talent Fer Juaristi for second shooting. The post Iceland Wedding Photographer appeared first on…
  • Malta Wedding Photography

    Cole Roberts
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I loved that all of your photographs are so out of the box and artistic.   That was what Breanna wrote to us in one of her first emails describing what she liked about our work. Then she elaborated on the plans she, along with her fiancé Tim, had for their destination wedding in Malta and we were enamoured. Their wedding was at the Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, Malta. The post Malta Wedding Photography appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Malta Wedding Photographer

    Cole Roberts
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:34 am
    A local couple in a previously unvisited destination for us. The perfect combination.   Katia and Darren live in Valletta, Malta and invited us into their world. Malta is a place quite foreign to us, and having no expectations was a great way to view their day with fresh eyes. Weaving their morning ritual of cappuccinos at sunrise beside the sea into the story of their wedding set the tone nicely. From there, wandering the shores where Darren was raised, walking the streets of Valletta from Katia’s parents home to the church, and partying the night away at Villa Corinthia rounded out…
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    When Geeks Wed

  • Handmade Comic Book Wedding Bouquet

    Cassandra
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Imgur user felosoraptor shared her gorgeous DIY Comic Book wedding bouquet made from pages of Deadpool and Army of Darkness comics. The couple’s wedding photographer Gage Blake Photography took a beautiful shot of the final product which included a 35mm film roll to represent the bride who also happens to be a photographer. “I handmade by bouquet with comics (deadpool and army of darkness) I used the cheap “what if” comics so it wouldn’t be shameful to cut them up and I had single comics for army of darkness to use after I got the omnibus’.” The…
  • Nerdy on the Inside Wedding Cake

    Cassandra
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Owner and Cake Designer Olga Philips of the California based Divine Cakes made this incredible 6” tall “nerdy on the inside” wedding cake in just 2 weeks! “Can you tell how proud I am of this cake?!?! With just 2 weeks lead time I had to come up with a sketch that would include all the stuff that bride and groom were into. And they were very specific about what they wanted.” Her nerdy clients wanting everything from the Doctor’s TARDIS, the Enterprise, R2D2, a Hippogryph from Harry Potter, Batman, Serenity from Firefly, Game of Thrones, the One Ring and…
  • The Best Bioshock Proposal in All of Rapture

    Cassandra
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    Have you heard of BioShock: New Beginnings? Neither did Imgur user ApacoTaco who received a copy of the game she had no idea even existed or how it would ultimately change her life. He said to me, “Did you see the new game?” I replied, “What?” Confused, I thought to myself, “what the hell is Bioshock: New Beginnings??” Why a BioShock proposal? “3 and a half years ago we met while he was working in Gamestop, writes Stevie, “I was nervous and even though I already owned a copy of Bioshock, I bought another copy just so I had an excuse to go in…
  • Renee + Andrew’s Whovian Engagement in New York

    Cassandra
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    This Whovian couple’s Doctor Who inspired engagement session with Allison and Tim Greer of Camera Famosa Photography features a TARDIS built by Andrew himself, which also played a part in his clever proposal. As an avid Doctor Who fan Andrew proposed to Renee with his mini version of the  TARDIS and “being extremely clever” used invisible ink to write out a message on the front to Renee. For the couple’s engagement session, the husband and wife team of Camera Famosa wanted to incorporate themes from the long running BBC series which included space, a rose, the…
  • Meredith + Joshua’s Spellbinding Harry Potter Wedding

    Cassandra
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Harry Potter fans Meredith and Joshua enchanted the over 100 guests who attended their magical Los Angeles wedding, transforming Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverley Hills into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. California-based photographer Candice Benjamin perfectly captured the magic of J.K Rowling’s best-selling books for the couple who wanted a lighthearted, yet non-cheesy, event. “After losing my grandmother two weeks before the wedding, and my uncle six months prior, we really wanted our friends and family to make the wedding the most loving and lighthearted of…
 
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    Artfully Wed

  • Sapphire, Emerald and Gold Barn Wedding Inspiration

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Historic Rural Hill is a centuries-old barn venue in North Carolina, and Erin Kranz Photography and a team of talented wedding vendors transformed it into a modern wedding spot with a host of metallic and gemstone-inspired details! I love how the sapphire, emerald and gold details pop against the muted tones of the barn, and the balloons at the cake table are beyond adorable! A sapphire, emerald and gold barn wedding inspiration shoot in Huntersville, NC Artists Photographer: Erin Kranz Photography Floral Designer: Bella Grace Invitation Designer: Chic Paper Chick Dress Store: Classic Bride…
  • Whimsical Star Themed Beach Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Bethany and Nathan’s spring wedding in Oak Island was a beautifully creative and whimsical celebration with a star motif and oodles of handmade elements. Bethany owns her own bridal shop on Etsy and created a number of her own and the bridal party’s accessories! I absolutely love how they included the kids in their ceremony, and Jenna Henderson, Photographer captured every personal moment. A whimsical star themed beach wedding in Oak Island, NC Nathan and I are what I would call myth-lovers. Whimsical, storybook, quirky, dreamy were some “feels” we were probably going…
  • Navy Blue Destination Farm Wedding with Sunflowers

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Liz and Justin’s September wedding was a destination celebration at the beautiful Carrigan Farms in North Carolina! The farm includes a pumpkin patch, an apple orchard and a stunning quarry. Liz chose a lovely combination of navy blue details and sunflowers to complement the setting, as well as DIY elements like the world map seating chart. Concept Photography captured their destination wedding! An autumn destination farm wedding with sunflowers in Mooresville, NC Finding a venue was the toughest part because we were pretty particular about what we wanted and we had a strict budget. One…
  • Ventura Pier Engagement Session

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Megan and Allison first met online through a popular dating site; they soon realized they had a lot in common and fell in love! Their favorite pastime is getting competitive over a board game (Cranium is a popular choice), and Megan usually wins. Megan was born and raised in Missouri, and she moved to California to study art and media design. Allison is a cancer survivor, and the two got engaged in December 2013. Their engagement session with Open Iris Photography was at the Ventura Pier on an overcast day, which made the photos even more intimate. They’ll be getting married next month!
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    Wedding Accents Wedding Blog

  • What’s Trending in Wedding Accessories for 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lonni Delane
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party Take me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is an American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover! A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the NY Mets or Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the…
  • Winter Wonderland Jewish Wedding at Capitale NYC

    Cigall Goldman
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Capitale is one our favorite venues in New York City. The historic building is the setting of choice for couples looking for luxury, elegance and sheer grandeur. We sat down with Farrah Ferenzo, the Event Manager, to discuss the details of her own wedding to (now husband) Jeff at Capitale last year and see how she transformed her work location into the breathtaking wedding of her dreams! Photography by Anthony Vazquez Photography. After meeting through a mutual friend (who also happens to be a matchmaker,) Farrah and Jeff had their first date at Vero Restaurant in Manhattan in 2012. On May…
 
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    Modern Jewish Wedding

  • Israeli Modern Jewish Wedding from Kim Bulow Event Design

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

    Michele
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Mixing Jewish traditions with a modern touch, the couple had an all white elegant wedding. Mackenzie & Eric laughed through the day & danced through the night with their family and friends. The MJW Elegant Style details are everywhere–starting with the stunning view from the venue.  The chuppah had a floating chandelier in the center and not to be outdone by her decor Mackenzie wore a stunning backless dress and a loose up-do.  Fabulously Elegant (and Chic)! We LOVE the reverse first look.  We hope it becomes a trend. Mazel Tov Mackenzie…
  • Michigan Modern Jewish Wedding from Blaine Siesser Photography

    Michele
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details A Classic Modern Jewish Wedding Style where everything was pretty in pink. When we see the couple’s beautiful white pup with them in the chuppah we know we’re in for a treat.  We also get to marvel at the groom’s relaxed day of golf before getting ready for the black tie evening. The elegant florals made us go ohhh la la–especially the escort card table.  One of the most beautiful to ever come across our MJW desks. We love the newest trend of the bride and groom exchanging personal notes on the morning of the wedding (and of course…
  • Delray Beach, FL Modern Jewish Wedding from Jeff Kolodny Photography

    Michele
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Bride, Jill tells us, “Greg and I met at the University of Central Florida in 2006. My best friend dated his best friend. She always told me how perfect we were for each other but we never officially began dating until we both moved back home to South Florida in 2010. The Delray Beach Marriott was the first venue we looked at and instantly fell in love. It’s such a stunningly beautiful place, yet very welcoming at the same time.  The wedding didn’t have an official theme, I just wanted everything to have a romantic and traditional feel to…
  • Monday Morning Inspiration: National Caramel Apple Day

    Michele
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Tomorrow is National Caramel Apple Day MJW Never Let’s a Good Food Holiday Go To Waste I love the Fall.  My birthday is in October (Halloween), Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, my wedding anniversary is in November, the weather becomes crisp and pleasant (at least in theory) it’s Football Season (Hook ‘Em) and the Modern Jewish Wedding magazine comes out in the fall too. I love Fall for all those reasons.  But, if you have to get right down to it–it’s because of the food, which is why I love my birthday (Halloween candy), Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…
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    Raising Miss Matilda :: San Diego Mom and Lifestyle Blog

  • FAMILY FUN HOUR AT BELMONT PARK.

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

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

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

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Last week was a crazy one so I'm sorry for my absence from the blog.  Matilda came down with a fever and it was a high one - 39.9 degrees Celsius or about 104 Fahrenheit. When I picked her up after first discovering she was hot, I saw that she was shaking and breathing funny.  I try very hard to not panic when she is sick (yes this is a first time mum talking right now, please note I say TRY, hehe) but this time I knew something wasn't right.  The good news was that the shaking and breathing were a response to the high fever so after some Tylenol and a check over from the doc…
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    Joshua Withers

  • Marriage Monday: Let’s talk about sex, bay, bee

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

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

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

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

    Joshua Withers
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’ve got this thing where I don’t like to do business with people that don’t have the same values as me. It just means that there’s less awkward moments in life. I’d never really stated these, and for all I know they might change or evolve, but for this day in October 2014, this is what they look like: A wedding is but one day, a marriage is for life We’re doing life stuff here. It’s not a show, or a keeping-up-with-the-jones ordeal, this is real, awesome, authentic, life. Two people are getting married It’s not “the girl’s…
 
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    Izelle Labuschagne Johannesburg Wedding Photography

  • DU PLESSIS |botanical gardens family session

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

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

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

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

    Izzy
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    It’s always great to see familiar faces from past weddings – and even better when you get to do a session with them! The du Toits and Lydalls chose Irene Dairy Farm as the ideal location for their late-afternoon winter family photosession and it was a lovely day on the farm. I am so impressed with the little ones – they played along so well with the camera We had an incredible time working with this adorable bunch <3 Photoshoot Location: Irene Dairy Farm
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    Marriage Name Change

  • Avoiding Destructive Marriage Pitfalls

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

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

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

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

    Valera
    8 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Years ago a married couple needed to have a joint account, share and use credit cards as a couple, and also have a joint mortgage with their names. As time has gone by, things have become a little complicated as man and his wife are now working and their income sources are not usually the same. Also, people are now getting married much older and financially established before they're married and merging finances once they have married becomes a complicated issue. In case you are wondering whether to merge finances or not, there is no one way to it. There are different solutions and some…
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    Boho Weddings™

  • Dale and Ed’s Neon Art Love Shoot. By Babb Photo

    boho
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    I am really enjoying this Saturday feature, as I do love to receive love shoots, pre wedding shoots and engagement shoots. There is something rather special about sharing a couples photos when it is just them, the camera and their surroundings! No wedding, no fuss, no details just them! I especially like it when the surroundings are somewhere a bit different and todays shoot ticks that box in a big way! Laura from Babb Photo took Dale and Ed to God’s Own Junkyard the fabulous home of neon artist Chris Bracey and I’m sue you will agree the results are amazing! A gorgeous couple in a…
  • Diary of a Boho Bride – Kirsten and Chris. Entry 5 – ‘Money, Money, Money’

    Kelly
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Today we are back with Kirsten and Chris for their fifth instalment as a Boho Bride. Today is the subject of money. I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer when it comes to money in a wedding. Some people choose to budget every wedding purchase and others blow the budget totally. We would love to know your thoughts on the tricky ‘money’ question as I know we all have very different opinions. I’ll pass you over to Kirsten……. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Weddings are expensive. FACT. No matter how much bargaining, bartering and DIY-ing you do, there *will* be…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 255

    boho
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 255 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Claire and Darren’s 2 Day WedFest Outdoor Wedding. By Bridson Photography

    Kelly
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    It’s Friday! Woo Hoo! I am super excited for the weekend as tomorrow I am off to a wedding…as a guest! not as a planner but as an actual guest. I am sooooo excited! It’s going to be a wonderful day! I’m hoping I’ll be able to feature it on the blog so I won’t tell you too much about it! Today though I have this cracking outdoor festival wedding for you courtesy of  Bridson Photography. Claire and Darren decided on a relaxed 2 day wedding that they called Wedfest. They took on a country fete theme and filled the weekend with yurts, flowers, bunting and…
  • Flower School: How to Get The Best From Your Blooms with Campbells Flowers

    boho
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Flowers we all love them right? what’s not to love? Fresh flowers brighten up any house, the gorgeous scent, the beautiful colours, flowers really can cheer a room up! However if you’re anything like me they never last as long a you want them to! Well today Tracey from Campbells Flowers is here to tell us how to get the most from our flowers and how to make them last longer. Tracey is a good friend of mine and a wonderful florist, she creates some amazing arrangements for weddings an is an expert in he field, so I am delighted to have he here on the blog today offering her…
 
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Are You Doing Marketing All Wrong?

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

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

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

    Heidi Thompson
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I have a question for you: What if instead of struggling to book weddings, you could attract all the couples you need? Today, we’re going to talk about how you can do that. In this episode we’ll cover: The one key difference between wedding businesses that struggle and those that thrive. The 4 step process to booking more weddings. The foundational piece most wedding professionals neglect that can render your marketing useless. Why blogging is so important & what you should write about. How to make turning potential clients into paying customers a whole lot easier. How you can…
  • Episode 36: Take The Shortcut To Success

    Heidi Thompson
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Welcome back to this special trilogy of podcast episodes dedicated to helping you book more weddings! This is episode #3 and the final episode in the series. If you missed the first episode of this series, head over to evolveyourweddingbusiness.com/34 to listen to that and you can catch up on the second episode at evolveyourweddingbusiness.com/35 In the last episode I asked you to write down your long-term big audacious pie in the sky vision for your business and today I want to show you that it is possible for you to reach that goal. I told you about Jaclyn who went from ready to close her…
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    TrueBlu

  • How to Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party

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

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

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

    Cassandra
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
      You know what I love about a black and white palette? It can stand on its own. It’s bold, modern, and sophisticated. Plus, it plays well with pretty much any other color of the rainbow. So if you’re stuck trying to decide on a theme for the bridal shower you’re planning, consider using the b&w color combo to plan a theme around, and turn it up a notch by adding in another color like pink or gold. For a modern touch, play with geometric patterns, clean lines, and simple design. And for something truly unique, combine modern elements with feminine details like floral art and…
  • The Busy Girl’s Guide to Planning a Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Image Credit: Jordan Weiland via 100 Layer Cake   Yay! One of your closest girl friends is getting hitched and has asked you to be part of the bridal party. Of course you said, “I do” and jumped right on planning the bridal shower. But now that the glitter and congratulations have subsided, you’re left wondering when will I have time to do all this? Sound familiar? Between work, gym time, book club, cooking dinner, and whatever else you have going on in your life, planning a bridal shower can seem like a daunting task for a busy girl. Take a breath and read on because we’ve…
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    Destination Wedding Blog

  • Real Wedding: Liane & Harry's Dazzling Blue Beach Wedding

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

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
     1. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica - Best known for: Its dramatic sunsets 2. Punalu’u Beach, Big Island, Hawaii - Best known for: Its black sand created by lava flowing into the ocean 3. Bavaro Beach,  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Best known for: Its powdery white sand, lined by palms 4. Jobson’s Cove, Bermuda - Best known for: Its pink sand and enclosed cove area that's perfect for snorkeling  5. Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico - Best known for: Its 500-plus acres of beautiful rain forest and exclusive beach enclave 6. Saddle…
 
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    San Francisco Wedding Photographers | U Me Us Studios

  • Bay Area Children Portraits | Baby Kayla 1-Year Session

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

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

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

    Evonne and Darren
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We can’t wait to share more of this magical San Francisco engagement session of Tiffany and Matt soon.  Happy Monday, everyone! The post Sneak Peak of Tiffany & Matt’s San Francisco Engagement Session appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | U Me Us Studios.
  • Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding | Anna + Brian

    Evonne and Darren
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We are so excited to share Anna & Brian’s lovely Thomas Fogarty Winery wedding today on our blog. Anna and Brian both love the outdoors and always go hiking together, so for their wedding they knew they wanted an outdoor ceremony and they were just taken by the view at the Fogarty Winery.  A lot of their guests were from out of town, and they wanted them to enjoy the natural Northern California beauty which is so apparent at the winery. Anna is of Jewish heritage, so they incorporated a lot of those elements at the ceremony which included the chuppah and Brian broke the glass at…
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    aiowedding

  • Marriage Laws in Australia

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

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

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

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

    Bency George
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    When you’re a bride-to-be, when it comes to all of the purchases that you have to make in time for your upcoming nuptials, definitely the most important one is your wedding gown. However, one misconception that a lot of women have is that once they purchase their dress from a bridal shop, there is no other care or maintenance that is required. That’s where this article sheds a bit of light on the topic. In order to ensure that your dress is beautiful, comfortable, and picture-perfect for your wedding day, here are some things that you should make sure to do beforehand. Have it…
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    Toronto Wedding Photographer

  • 5 Tips to Help Organize Your Family Formals On Your Wedding Day

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Family formals, while not the most creative portion of photographing weddings, is still an important part of your coverage. These photos document what your family looked like at that particular time and serves to capture part of your family’s history. Having said that, photographing family formals at weddings can sometimes get chaotic. Imagine this scenario. […]
  • Katelyn and Rick | Modern Architecture Inspired Engagement Session

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    ” It’s going down, I’m yelling timber You better move, you better dance Let’s make a night, you won’t remember I’ll be the one, you won’t forget” - Pitbull That was Katelyn singing Timber by Pitbull ft. Kesha, showing her dance moves to Rick, and making him smile. Pretty slick dance moves too, I’d say. […]
  • Holland Marsh Wineries Wedding | Tricia and Adam

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Whenever I look back at  the images from Tricia and Adam’s Holland Marsh Wineries wedding, I remember how emotional Tricia’s father was upon seeing Tricia as a bride, how Adam couldn’t stop smiling during their First Look, and how Adam’s father tried hard not to choke up reading his speech. The soul train at the […]
  • Engagement Session at The Arboretum in Guelph | Samantha and James

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    When Samantha emailed me to set up the date for her engagement session at The Arboretum in Guelph with James back in the Spring, she warned me that they were very shy around cameras and that I may have my work cut out for me. And so I photographed their session, got to know them […]
  • Tiffany and Kevin | Engagement Session in Etobicoke

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    When I pulled over on the street in front of Tiffany and Kevin’s house for our first meeting back in the fall of last year, I saw both of them sitting in the front porch. They were chatting and just enjoying their evening together. I was twenty minutes earlier than our agreed time and being […]
 
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    Shireen Louw Wedding Photographer Cape Town » Blog

  • Tredoux Family Shoot

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

    Shireen Louw
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Melissa & Gert got married in the beautiful Tulbagh in the Cape Town Winelands at the lovely Mont Rouge. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, picturesque mountains Mont Rouge was the perfect place for friends & family to witness these two declare their life long commitment to one another. I had so much fun with them, as they are very much in love and  relate to one another with such an amazing comfort and ease – which made my “job” very easy. Photographing their special day was a pleasure! Melissa’s hair & make-up was done by the lovely Annelize Bester Venue:…
  • Putt Putt Engagement Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    What a lovely day it was in Cape Town. Perfect for the fun engagement shoot of Queeny & Sandiso. These two are such a lovely couple with spunky personalities! We decided to start at a fun location (playing some putt-putt in Greenpoint) and ended it with a sunset session in Camps Bay. What a lovely day Cape Town delivered once again. I absolutely can say that we had so much fun doing this shoot and I wish you both the very best!
  • Mandi & Casey Matric Farewell Photos

    Shireen Louw
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    2014 – The year Mandi graduates high school! Just before the final exams at the end of the year, they are getting ready to go to their Matric Farewell Dance.   Mandi looked gorgeous and Casey made a very dashing date.
  • Bernett & Lire – FarmStyle Wedding in Moorreesburg

    Shireen Louw
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Bernett & Liré tied the knot in Moorreesburg. From the moment I met these two (when we photographed their Cape Town Engagement Shoot) I knew they had something very special about them. They are very much in love and the excitement on the day of the wedding was almost tangible. Liré is such a beautiful lady inside and out and Bernett with his shy smile and that glimmer in his eye that makes you think he is always planning something mischievous makes such a beautiful couple! Liré’s wedding dress was BEAUTIFUL and she looked amazing! Bernett with his dark blue suit made the ever…
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    MODwedding

  • 36 Wedding Cake Ideas with Luxurious Floral Designs

    Nicole Zhang
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Here is today’s top featured wedding cake ideas for you to get inspired! Happy Pinning! And here is a guide to help you choose the right cake designer for your special day! Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes Featured Wedding Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes…
  • David Tutera Wedding Dresses 2015 Bridal Collection

    Nicole Zhang
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    David Tutera is a leading celebrity wedding and entertaining expert, he partnered with esteemed Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create this David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection. This collection is full of high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, and impeccable fit at an affordable price. Happy Pinning! For more wedding ideas and wedding planning tips, visit: www.modwedding.com
  • The Latest Collection of James Clifford Wedding Dresses is A Must-See

    Nicole Zhang
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    The latest collection of James Clifford wedding dresses is made up of luxurious fabrics, intricate embroidery, and feminine glamorous silhouettes. Take a look and happy pinning! For more wedding ideas and wedding planning tips, visit: www.modwedding.com
  • A Cozy, Classic Fall Wedding at the Madison Hotel

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Who doesn’t love a cozy Fall wedding just when the leaves begin to transition to a burnt orange, which is also a great wedding theme color used in this fancy New Jersey wedding. Paige and Colin joined together at the Madison Hotel on the most beautiful autumn day, along with their beloved wedding team,Images By Harrison behind the lens and Peony Events. With a classic, minimalist design, this wedding radiates with grace and style. Photographer: Images By Harrison | Wedding Venue: Madison Hotel & Drew University | Wedding Planner: Peony Events For more wedding ideas and wedding…
  • Everything You Need to Know About How to Get a Marriage License

    Elle Choi
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    You got the ring and you’ve started planning out your dream wedding, but there is one important (and quite frankly not as glamorous or exciting) step that you cannot miss: getting the marriage license. You can Google the requirements on how to obtain a marriage license and you’ll most likely be pointed to the county clerk’s office, city hall or a marriage license bureau. You should submit your application at least a few weeks before the wedding so that you can have it a week or two before your wedding day. You may need to be present with your fiance to pick up the license so…
 
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  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography

  • Muskoka Engagement Photos | Christina and Justin

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reflections

    louise
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    With just a couple of days to go until we launch the new look b.loved, it seems appropriate to celebrate that exactly one year ago today we hosted the b.party!! Exactly one year ago today I stood in the very blank canvas of Trinity Buoy Wharf with a team of exceptionally talented and hard-working fellow […]
  • Nicole & Hilton’s Elegant Neutral Wedding

    louise
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you asked me what my all time favourite timeless wedding colour palette would be it would have to be sophisticated neutrals.  A mix of ivory, oyster, blush and the softest hint of gold will never, ever go out of fashion and is guaranteed to always look chic.  Nicole is one stylish bride, so it’s […]
  • Hannah & Farlan’s Colourful Garden Party Wedding

    louise
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It’s no secret I love an intimate wedding, and all the better when it’s relaxed, fun and all about family!  Hannah & Farlan decided to celebrate their marriage with a chilled out summer garden party, their guests dressed in relaxed attire, sipping champagne and beer and enjoying an afternoon tea of sweet treats and wedding […]
  • Bright & Beautiful Bridesmaids from Belle & Bunty

    louise
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Morning lovely ladies! Today we’re talking bridesmaids with Belle & Bunty.  Fashion forward Hannah & Alice are a definite favourite at b.loved HQ so we were super excited we heard this fab British brand, best known for their bridal and evening wear, had launched a brand new bridesmaids collection.  These ladies are super-stylish trend setters […]
  • 173: Mustard & Merlot

    louise
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It’s just 1 week or 7 days or 168 hours (yikes!!) until we launch the new b.loved, and I literally can NOT wait to show you what we’ve been working on over the past few months.  In fact, if I could show you right now I would but I think my web designers Ashley & […]
 
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  • Perfect Style with DQT Polka Dots

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

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

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

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Embed How To Tie a Bow Tie on Your Site. Copy and Paste the Code Below: <img alt=”How To Tie a Bow Tie by DQT” title=”How To Tie a Bow Tie by DQT” src=”http://dqt.co.uk/images/bow_tie_guide_1280.jpg”> If you enjoyed our tie guide, please consider sharing it using the buttons below!
  • Step Up in Style with a DQT Prom Waistcoat

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Swirl Men’s Silver Waistcoat by DQT As the excitement builds towards prom night, one of the key decisions you have to make is deciding what you’re going to wear. Etiquette says dress should be smart or semi-formal, but proms are also meant to be fun occasions and you want to wear something that also says – party time! A prom waistcoat is the perfect choice for the end of term celebration. Your partner will love it and you’ll find it easy to achieve the look you want. The waistcoat is a great little garment that can be the centrepiece of your ensemble. With a colourful and well…
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  • Friday 5: Our Favorite Hotel Weddings of the Week

    Jasmine
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    It's Friday at last! Let's all take a break from our afternoon tasks to sit back, relax, and fall in love with a few gorgeous weddings. This week's Friday 5 is packed with beautiful destination weddings from around the globe and plenty of swoon-worthy details. Enjoy! Photo by CHRIS+LYNN PHOTOGRAPHERS via Aisle Perfect 1. We're head over heels for this stunning destination wedding in Cabo. A breathtaking floral arch, the most incredible driftwood centerpieces, and an amazing beach venue. Doesn't get much dreamier than this! (via Aisle Perfect) Photo by Del Sol Photography via Black Bride 2.
  • Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

    Shannon
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Do you ever hear song covers that are just better than the original? Well don't tell The Knives, but Jose Gonzalez has turned their song, "Heartbeats," into a magical melody to walk down the aisle to. Gonzalez, an indie singer/songwriter from Sweden, has been winning us over with his haunting voice and acoustic guitar ever since the season two finale of The O.C. (you know exactly what we're talking about). "Heartbeats" is soft, but doesn't lack the fullness you need in the music that will accompany you on your breathtaking walk down the aisle. Be sure to check out Gonzalez' band, Junip,…
  • A Sweet Rustic Wedding at Mast Farm Inn, NC

    Jasmine
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’re so excited to share Jamie and Jeffrey’s quaint rustic wedding with you all today! The two met through mutual friends and immediately hit it off. Although they’re from Texas, they fell in love with the sweet Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crusis, North Carolina after some of their friends introduced them to the area. Jamie and Jeffrey knew they wanted an intimate, no fuss wedding. So with just 10 guests in attendance and their three adorable boys, the pair tied the knot. Photo by Revival Photography Jamie and Jeffrey said their I do’s in the Inn’s parlor with music played by local…
  • What Does a AAA Diamond Rating Mean?

    Lauren
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    AAA Diamond Ratings and Forbes Star Ratings may be something you've heard of before. If you haven't heard of these companies here's the skinny, both AAA and Forbes send anonymous inspectors to hotel properties to grade and evaluate them based on specific guidelines. As these are the most official and respected ratings within the industry, I always recommend that you look up your hotel's rating before booking your wedding. In part 1 of this series we're explaining what AAA Diamond Ratings are and the difference between 1 and 5 diamond hotels. Background on AAA Diamond Ratings: AAA has…
  • Customized Coasters by WPD

    Mamie
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Wedding Paper Divas is at it again. They've added a new line of customized coasters to their collection of reception accessories, and my oh my are they lovely. These coasters are a great way to literally add a personalized stamp to your reception, and they're such sweet little wedding favors too. Here are a few of our favorites from the collection. Which one do you love? Naturally Lovely coaster via Wedding Paper Divas Rustic Wreaths Coaster via Wedding Paper Divas   Ticket to Bliss coaster Gorgeous Couple Coaster via Wedding Paper Divas Summer Circlet Coaster via Wedding Paper Divas
 
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    Shaadi Bazaar

  • Indian Wedding Expo & Shopping Event recap

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

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

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

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    After the traditionally heartwarming ceremony the wedding party brought their A game to the reception! Starting with the entrances from the bride and grooms family to the wedding party you can see the energy in the photos captured by Studio 9.  The bridesmaids entered wearing Red Sox gear representing Anu’s home team, while the groomsmen rocked New York Yankees hats and gear.  From the speeches to the dances, this group was ready to party.  Anu and Anish’s purple and pink paisley decor which complimented Anu’s reception outfit perfectly was a delightful treat to see.
  • Anu and Anish’s Indian Wedding in Northboro, MA

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Indian Wedding CelebrationsThis couple has an amazing group of friends who came ready to celebrate and party, just look at the photos captured by Studio 9.  From the nonstop dancing in the baraat to the reception, you are not going to want to miss all the photos. Anu and Anish drove from their Northboro venue to have their first look and pictures with their bridal party.  Their attention to detail was appreciated by their wedding party who donned the shades for the photos and during the baraat. Where did you get your wedding inspiration: Shaadi Bazaar website and blogs Advice for future…
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    DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas

  • The History Of The Engagement Ring

    Kym
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    courtesy of: perfectring.ie The post The History Of The Engagement Ring appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe

    Kym
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Print Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe Yield: about 75 Ingredients2 envelopes (each about 1 T) unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 C sugar 2/3... The post Marshmallow Snowflakes Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Wedding Drink Ideas: Warhol Crush Recipe

    Kym
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Print Warhol Crush Recipe via Marie ClaireIngredients12 fresh rosemary sprigs 6 fresh raspberries 3/4 oz. simple syrup 1 1/2 oz.... The post Wedding Drink Ideas: Warhol Crush Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Ideas: CD Favor Place Setting

    Kym
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    These diy CD favor place settings are made from brown parcel paper. Cheap if you buy it buy the roll. ... The post diy Wedding Ideas: CD Favor Place Setting appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Inspirational Wedding Ideas #192: Black Stripes

    Chastidyi Parrott
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
      The post Inspirational Wedding Ideas #192: Black Stripes appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
 
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  • 2WaysTuesday: Dessy 2882 Red Dress for Halloween

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

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

    Anna Sprague
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Navy is always a favorite color for bridal parties. This neutral is perfect for bridesmaid dresses as it works with many color palettes in any season and looks great on lots of bridesmaids. Our current obsession for fall weddings is this Indigo bobbinet seen below in Wtoo style 658i. Pair it with the nude Quinn earrings by Elizabeth Cole and some soft pink and rich burgundy flowers for an effortless transition from summer to fall. See our real wedding inspiration from this style board for the short, navy bridesmaid dresses and natural boutonnière. Shop all our navy bridesmaid dresses…
  • 2WaysTuesday: Lela Rose LR179

    Anna Sprague
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    You’ve mastered the toast you’ll give at the wedding with out tips on how to write and deliver a wedding speech. Now you can master taking that bridesmaid dress out for another spin to celebrate your bestie’s birthday. We show you how to re-wear your bridesmaid dress in another 2WaysTuesday. A vibrant one-shoulder bridesmaid dress like Lela Rose LR179 in Wild Berry is a great base for fun metallics at the wedding and afterwards. Add a black and white graphic print clutch and black booties to eliminate all curiosity of whether or not that’s the same dress you wore for…
  • Black and White Bridesmaid Dresses

    Magda Walczak
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Black and white weddings can be simply stunning. At first, they evoke old Hollywood glamour and style, but modern black and white weddings really span the spectrum. Just take a look at Memory’s black and white wedding where everyone – including the guests – wore only those two colors. It’s stylish and fun at the same time. Lexi, on the other hand, achieved an elegant and classic look at her black and white outdoor wedding. If black and white is your theme, you can opt to dress your bridesmaids in classic black, or, if you’re brave enough, put them in white…
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  • Moore Ranch Wedding Photos in College Station Texas // Brandon and Beverly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kevin Anderton
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We all assume we know what we are doing, after all, you have had your hair your entire life. But, there are things you could be doing to your hair that will damage it and make it less-than-perfect on your wedding day. So, to make sure you have a great look, avoid these seven deadly […] The post 7 Deadly Sins You’re Doing to Your Hair Before Your Wedding appeared first on kkcatering.
  • What Wedding Styles Are There? The 9 Popular Wedding Styles

    Kevin Anderton
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you’re just starting with your wedding planning, you may have noticed there are tons of wedding styles to choose from. So, how do you decide what is best for you? From beach themes to vintage fun, it is all about examining the main purpose of those styles and then seeing if they suit your […] The post What Wedding Styles Are There? The 9 Popular Wedding Styles appeared first on kkcatering.
  • 10 Ways to Save on Your Honeymoon

    Kevin Anderton
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The stress of wedding planning doesn’t end once the wedding is ready to go — you still have the honeymoon to worry about. Honeymoons aren’t cheap, but there are plenty of ways to save on your honeymoon without sacrificing. To get the most out of your travel dollars, you’ll need to give yourself plenty of […] The post 10 Ways to Save on Your Honeymoon appeared first on kkcatering.
 
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  • Vendor Spotlight: Wedding Essentials

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

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

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

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

    The Bride Box
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Our Story: Laurie Mascia and Kemal Ajan How We Met (First Date was March 29, 2011): Kemal and I met at our previous job. We worked at a marketing agency, and I was the proofreader, while he was the IT guy. A coworker told me that “someone liked me” in the company. It was pretty funny; it felt like high school. I found out this someone was Kemal. I debated on adding him on Facebook, and a friend convinced me I should. He accepted and asked me out for coffee. I told him that all I could promise him was coffee; I wasn’t looking to date anyone or be in a relationship. We went out for…
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  • Top 5 Wedding Invitation Mistakes To Avoid

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

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

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

    Renu Jain
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Someday or the other we all have been through this “Training”. What does Training mean? Let’s see. There are a few definitions given by some big names such as: Dale S. Beach, He defines training as “the organised procedure by which people learn knowledge and skill for a definite purpose”. Edwin B. Flippo: “Training is […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post Pros and Cons of Successful Training appeared first on Megavenues.com Blog | Event and Celebration Venues.
  • Plan Your Engagement Party in 5 Easy Steps

    Renu Jain
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Love is Blissful. Be it falling in love naturally or after being arranged by your parents, the next big thing every couple wants in their lives to happen is “Marriage”. And the key to Marriage is through “Engagement”. Between the changes of your status from “Single” to “Engaged” on your Facebook, a lot goes into […]#VenuesAtFingertipsThe post Plan Your Engagement Party in 5 Easy Steps appeared first on Megavenues.com Blog | Event and Celebration Venues.
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  • parker palm springs wedding | palm springs wedding planner | katie and brian

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

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

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

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

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Ashley and Natalie’s awesome wedding was over a year ago, and I can’t believe I forgot to blog it because they were one of our favorite couples EVER EVER EVER.  You could feel the love that day, almost tangibly.  I’ve long been using their photos on my main website header, and in various places, but here they are in all their glory! La Vida Creations’ photos speak for themselves, as always. Photographer- La Vida Creations Photography Officiant- Bethel, Ceremonies by Bethel Florist- Embellishmint Videographer- Jason Taylor Films Courtney Tibbets is a Wedding Planner…
 
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  • Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas – The Autumn Edition

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

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

    Nods
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Hellllooooo… Happy Friday! It’s been an extremely stressful week – you can probably tell that I’ve been a bit quieter than usual on the blog and social media as I’ve been up the walls at work. I think I deserve a treat, but I’m also loathe to spend too much money – so it’s time [...]You just finished reading Friday Guilt-Free Retail Therapy! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • To Video… or Not To Video?

    Nods
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Morning folks! I wanted to chat through something today that’s been bothering me for a wee while, and that’s the decision over whether or not we should have a videographer at the wedding (I know, I know, a first world problem!) It’s something that Mr S and I decided earlier on not to bother with, but recently a [...]You just finished reading To Video... or Not To Video?! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
  • What’s Your Wedding Dress Style?

    Nods
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Morning lovely people! How are we on this fine morning? Are we in the mood for some pretty? Well in you’re in the right place for that! Today is all about wedding dresses of every style and hue. I don’t own a bridal dress shop, I don’t know what the correct terms are for different wedding [...]You just finished reading What's Your Wedding Dress Style?! Consider leaving a comment!You're reading a post by UK Wedding Blog . If you've enjoyed this post be sure to follow Daydreaming Bride on , , and
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  • Should You Fire Your Bridesmaid?

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

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

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

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

    Luna
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The modern bride is always looking for that one-of-a-kind wedding bouquet to make her special day stand out from the rest. These non-traditional bouquets are easy to make, and will give the bride a unique and stunning look that will set her apart from all the others. Most of these bridal bouquets cost under $15 to make, and take under two hours to assemble. Incorporate your taste and creativity into the bridal bouquet you choose to let your true personality shine through. Magical Wand Bouquet Sparkled stars wrapped in luxurious satin ribbon will make you feel like Cinderella as you walk down…
 
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  • Unique Ideas for Decorating Your Beach Wedding Chairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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