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  • Bouquets to WOW

    Always a Blogsmaid >> The Blog of AaB Creates Always a Bridesmaid
    The Blogsmaid
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    While I generally don’t advise my clients to hunt specifically for “Wedding Inspiration” on Pinterest (it all looks the same!), I DO however suggest they troll the site for floral shapes, colors and sizes… especially when it comes time to think about an inspirational and jaw dropping bouquet!  Here are a few that I found to really get you thinking out of the box for something memorable to hold when you walk down the aisle: If you are feeling like a Green Goddess… this is a stunner, originally posted on Elizabeth Anne Designs. If you love the look of the…
  • Classic Style File: Timeless Black and White Stripes

    Classic Bride
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stripes will always be a classic design staple and good news: They're oh-so-BIG this year. I've always had a fondness for black and white stripes - there's something so clean and crisp and direct about the look. I've actually been looking for ways to incorporate more stripes in our home {re-upholstering some French chairs, adding a tablecloth, throw pillows, etc.} but I think black and white stripes would make an excellent statement for a wedding and I absolutely loved how Jaimee incorporated the theme in her Parisian elopement that I shared not too long ago on the blog:While the stripes in…
  • Classic Style File: Leather Touches for your Wedding

    Classic Bride
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love the idea of incorporating leather touches in a wedding and the events leading up to a wedding. The material lends a timeless richness and becomes even more special when personalized. Here's a few sumptuous pieces I'm loving right now:Monogrammed leather shaving kits are such a thoughtful gift for groomsmen. I'm loving this collection (above and below) from Lifetime Leather Co on Etsy.Personalized leather luggage tags make wonderful wedding favors. Savannah Guthrie recently used them in her Arizona wedding as place cards which doubled as favors. She also included hand-written notes…
  • Classic Bride Style File: Wearing TWO Gowns (FTW)

    Classic Bride
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    On Monday, I shared a gorgeous California wedding where the bride wore two gowns on her big day: one for the ceremony and one for the reception:I cannot tell you how much I love this idea and I'm going to go off on a little side tangent right now so bear with me ... Do you guys ever watch Something Borrowed, Something New on TLC? If you're not familiar, it's show where the bride has to choose between wearing her mother's wedding dress {which is updated by a designer} and a new wedding dress {of the bride's choosing}. I'm addicted to the show and I almost always root for the bride to…
  • Sweet Tea Bars from Piper & Leaf Gardens

    Southern Weddings Magazine
    Emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Beer, wine, lemonade, mint juleps, punch, and yes, sweet tea – you’d expect to find any of them at a Southern wedding reception. But a sweet tea bar? Well, that’s a new one on us! When Ginny from Sleepy Fox Photography emailed to tell us about a new tea company catering to weddings that just popped up in Huntsville, Alabama, we knew we had to share. Hugs to Ginny and White Rabbit Studios for these photos of Piper & Leaf! Connor, his sister Brigette, and her husband Caleb, unified by a common dream of helping turn Huntsville into a town overflowing with art and beauty,…
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    Weddingbee

  • The Guest List: Addresses, Spreadsheets, and Thank You Note Hand Cramps

    Miss Hen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    The number of guests you plan to host at your wedding is one of those surprising things that has a huge impact on the whole bash. Think about it—your head count rules out some venues and determines how intimate your event will be, not to mention how 50 extra mouths impact the food and beverage budget! Early on in our planning process before we booked anything, Rooster and I sat down with a deck of index cards and wrote down the names of friends and family (and potential plus-ones) that we might invite to the wedding. We took our deck and eventually pared it down to exactly 100 people.
  • The NewlyJets: The Outtakes

    Mrs. Jet Setter
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    I’m by no means a professional model, so my serious time in front of the camera was very limited on my wedding day. We all got a mean case of the sillies a few times, which made for some of my absolute favorite pictures of the day! Mr. Jet is not amused. I, on the other hand… Marla Hooch…what a hitter. Our first attempt at the Bridesmaids pose, until a bug flew into MOH J’s dress! FUN FACT: The same thing happened to our mom on her wedding day in 1979! My palest, craziest little cousin. I can’t laugh and see at the same time, apparently! “Let’s pretend we’re…
  • Gettin’ Pretty

    Miss Clover
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    I am not a hair and makeup girl. I read Miss Pyramid‘s and Miss Filly’s hair and makeup posts and I wish I could be that together. I have very straight hair, which I wash before I go to bed, and then I wake up and its dry. It looks pretty much the same blown dry (something I’ve never personally done, although of course I’ve had it cut and dried before). My hair is fine so I don’t wear it up, and nothing much happens with it. I wear pretty minimal makeup, and I always skip those articles in magazines. I’m just not that into it. I like something like this via Bridal Guide. Which…
  • Classifieds: April 22, 2014

    classifieds
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Jackie is selling a doggie vest for your furry little attendant. Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog! Other great items for sale: Paper lanterns, asking $3–4 each Fingertip-length veil, asking $60 Fur bolero, asking $80 Gray silk covered card box, asking $100 Tags: Features BLOGGER classifieds Related Posts Classifieds: March 7, 201403/07/14 @ 2:07 pm Classifieds: April 9, 201404/09/14 @ 1:18 pm Classifieds: January 29, 201401/29/14 @ 1:41 pm Classifieds: April 17, 201404/17/14 @ 12:30 pm
  • A Brooch Flower Hybrid: Part 1

    Miss Goat
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    During my pre-engagement stage (OK, I admit it, pre-boyfriend—I was totally single!) I loved to watch Say Yes to the Dress. In this episode one of the brides had a brooch bouquet. These are quite popular now, but back then I had never even heard of this. I texted MOH Glam that I just had to have one of these, to which she replied, “Ummm is there something you’re not telling me???” Flash forward several years, and when the actual wedding planning started Glam reminded me of the brooch idea. I still loved the concept, but I wasn’t sure about an entire bouquet of brooches with no…
 
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    DIY Bride

  • Jessica + Arek’s Elegant Yellow Wedding at Wadsworth Mansion

    Jennie
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    For their big day, Jessica + Arek incorporated wine corks (for their mutual love of wine) and honored Arek’s Polish heritage by including Polish traditions. Captured by the lovely Michelle Girard Photography, their summer wedding at the beautiful Wadsworth Mansion was an elegant affair with lots of white & yellow.     Although there aren’t that many big DIY projects present in this elegant modern wedding, Jessica + Arek made sure to personalized as much as they can. They personalized beer mugs for groomsmen and hoodies for bridesmaids. They incorporated Arek’s…
  • Knitted Fairytale Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

    Jennie
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    We’re featuring a super lovey-dovey winter styled shoot that’s not only romantic and sweet, but knitted-themed. Brought to us by Warmphoto, this styled shoot/e-session was shot in Russia earlier this year. With the main color palette full of browns + pinks and lots of vintage items and knitted and woven lovelies (from Miss Woolly), this shoot was not short on lots of warmth and sizzling fuzzy feelings from Elizabeth and Vladimir.     From Warmphoto: “There was a decorated area in the park with large coils, tangles, knitted accessories and vintage items, hot tea,…
  • Jessie + Ruben’s Glittery Purple Wedding Extravaganza

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

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

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

  • Twenty Questions: What To Ask Your Dress Designer

    Polka Dot Bride
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Following on in our Twenty Questions series (check out Twenty Questions: What To Ask Your Wedding Reception Venue here), today we’re talking all things wedding dresses! From couture to off the rack, these questions are ones I’ve come up with, that can arm you with the right knowledge when buying your wedding gown. While we’re on the subject, here’s a basic run down of dress design terms. A lot of bridal boutiques use different terms for different things, so make sure you check! Couture: A completely custom, one off creation made for you and with your own specific…
  • Marysia and Brenton’s Australian Barn Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Marysia and Brenton It started with a broken toilet seat, it ended with a festive barn celebration, guests sheltering from the rain – and continued the Polish traditions, plenty of food and you bet there was dancing. This Australian barn wedding is just what I love about Australian weddings – personalities, cultures and life coming together to becoming one big melting pot of wedding glory all captured by Pixie Rouge Photography. Their story is rather epic and goes a little like this. “It was a weird and wonderful night that Marysia broke Brenton’s toilet seat. Who…
  • Melissa and Lachlan’s Chic Sydney Polo Club Wedding

    Polka Dot Bride
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Melissa & Lachlan Melissa and Lachlan chose a gorgeous rustic country venue for their wedding day – Sydney Polo Club setting the scene for a chic country celebration filled with what Melissa describes as the “best speech ever”, impromptu photos with the property’s horses and plenty of family and friends who flew in to celebrate their marriage. Their day, filled with all its moments was captured by James Goff Photography. The newlyweds tell the tale of how they came to be. “We met when Mel moved to Lachlan’s school in year 2. We were in the same class…
  • Wedding Gifts For The Mother Of The Bride

    Polka Dot Bride
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With Mother’s Day around the corner, what better time to show your gratitude to the mother of the bride (or groom for that matter!) for all the effort and time she has put into planning with you? Or perhaps just showing her that you appreciate her support? I put together some of my favourite gift ideas for the mother of the bride. Now, let it be said I am a sentimental soul, so memories impact heavily in my gift giving! 1. This Wedgwood Vera Wang Photo Frame from Peters Of Kensington is a classic and I love the idea of presenting it empty ready for a wedding day photo of you together on…
  • Johanna Johnson “Muse” Spring Summer 2014 Collection

    Polka Dot Bride
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When designer Johanna Johnson hit New York for bridal market last year with the city as her muse, it seemed only right that she shoot her latest collection “Muse” right on the urban city streets. With the entire Johanna Johnson team working behind the scenes, they enlisted Australian photographer, Nick Hudson and Sydney based hair stylist Maria Ardino from Ardino Salon Hair . Rounding out the team and complementing the gorgeous gowns was makeup artist, Danielle Vincent owner of Kimiko Beauty. There is a romance that comes into play in New York. A mystery and sensuality which…
 
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    Style Me Pretty

  • Pink & Peach Backyard Charleston Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somewhere between the first and last image of this wedding lies my happy place. A little spot where approachable style reigns king and shades of pink and peach live in perfect harmony. Of course, one such dream spot isn’t made possible without fabulous work of Shannon Michele, The Burlap Elephant, Branch Design Studio and Ooh Events, and to get your hands on even more, pay a visit to the gallery right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsOutdoorStylesRomantic They met and quickly became inseparable, bonding over a love of travel, tendency to…
  • From Runway to Real Wedding: A Classic Affair

    Stephanie Weers
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Now that you’ve had a chance to pore through all the trends fresh off the Spring Bridal Market runway, we thought we’d pair a few of our favorite gowns with wedding details to inspire your day. First up, we’re diving into all things classic with ballgowns, lace and pretty details galore.  Ready, set, swoooon! Runway to Real Wedding: ClassicView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: The Blog
  • Vintage Barn Wedding full of Blooms

    Erin Lepperd
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether your style preferences fall more towards modern, or perhaps you’re a lover of all things vintage, one thing is certain: a gorgeous wedding is a gorgeous wedding. And this? This is most assuredly a gorgeous wedding. Photographed by Katie Stoops, along with bright florals by Petals & Hedges and vintage styling by Something Vintage Rentals, the true love and beauty of this day shines extra bright – see it all right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsBarnStylesVintage From the Bride… We had searched and searched for locations…
  • Bows-N-Ties PIN IT to WIN IT Contest

    Megan Kenney
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    To say we’re totally smitten with the online tie boutique Bows-N-Ties isn’t doing our obsession justice. With over 5,000 colors and styles to choose from, Bows-N-Ties makes it easy to dress your guys to perfection! To sweeten the deal, Bows-N-Ties is hosting an incredible Pin It to Win It contest with a $500 gift card prize!   Easy to use and offering a flexible return policy, Bows-N-Ties takes the stress out of dressing your guys. To be sure your entire bridal party is matched to perfection, they even offer exact coordinating options to over 200 popular bridal colors from…
  • Whimsical Autumn Wedding Inspiration

    Stephanie Weers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fall might seem like forever away right about now, but when you’ve got wedding inspiration this pinch-me-perfect, it doesn’t even matter. Not one bit. We’re talking goodies straight from Grey Likes Wedding’s Secrets of a Stylist Workshop with photography by Diana McGregor + Blush Wedding Photography, florals from Anna Le Pley Taylor…and that dusty blue gown by Tara La Tour? Don’t even get me started! Dive in head first right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsOutdoorStylesWhimsical From Blush Wedding…
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    Always a Blogsmaid >> The Blog of AaB Creates Always a Bridesmaid

  • Bouquets to WOW

    The Blogsmaid
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    While I generally don’t advise my clients to hunt specifically for “Wedding Inspiration” on Pinterest (it all looks the same!), I DO however suggest they troll the site for floral shapes, colors and sizes… especially when it comes time to think about an inspirational and jaw dropping bouquet!  Here are a few that I found to really get you thinking out of the box for something memorable to hold when you walk down the aisle: If you are feeling like a Green Goddess… this is a stunner, originally posted on Elizabeth Anne Designs. If you love the look of the…
  • WPT: Selling to Grow

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

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

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

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

    Anne
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Now that I'm finally starting to settle into my new office location in NYC, I'm feeling ready to take on another intern or two again.  This one-on-one intensive mentoring experience becomes a pivotal moment for photographers before they launch their own business.  They see the real deal of what a photography business looks like behind the scenes- the good, the bad, and the crazy.  Some of my past interns have gone on to have successful businesses of their own and some have decided that this whole running a business thing isn't as fun as they thought.  I'm not going to…
  • Why I Don't Photograph My Family's Weddings

    Anne
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    I have somewhere in the area of 30 cousins, many who have yet to get engaged or be married (if they choose to)- it seems like I would be a natural fit to photograph their weddings, right?  It's easy to think that hiring a family member to photograph a wedding would be a natural fit and a smart choice, especially since you're doing family a favor by giving them business.  I would even say that this would be a smart choice if your family members are dress makers, florists, bakers, or maybe even ceremony musicians.  Those are all jobs that can easily be done before the wedding, or…
  • The Secrets to Finding An Amazing Wedding Photographer

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

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

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

  • 3 Event Planning Lessons I Wish I Learned Sooner

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

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

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

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

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

  • Free Peace Cards + Summer Daydreaming

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

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

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

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

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

    Lisa
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    A mountain hike, a car ride, and a breakfast-turned-lunch date were all it took for Annie and Tim to know that they had found something special in each other. While this may have made starting to date an easy decision for most people, they had to consider something unusual before committing to each other–the fact that they would have to be in a really long distance relationship. However, the oceans between Texas and Australia weren’t enough to separate these two, and their months of Skype dates and saving up for plane tickets most certainly paid off. I love the way they combined…
  • Sweet Tea Bars from Piper & Leaf Gardens

    Emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Beer, wine, lemonade, mint juleps, punch, and yes, sweet tea – you’d expect to find any of them at a Southern wedding reception. But a sweet tea bar? Well, that’s a new one on us! When Ginny from Sleepy Fox Photography emailed to tell us about a new tea company catering to weddings that just popped up in Huntsville, Alabama, we knew we had to share. Hugs to Ginny and White Rabbit Studios for these photos of Piper & Leaf! Connor, his sister Brigette, and her husband Caleb, unified by a common dream of helping turn Huntsville into a town overflowing with art and beauty,…
  • Classic Glam Georgia Wedding by Ariel Renae Photo

    Marissa
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I always know it’s going to be a great Real Wedding when I get an email from Miss Lisa while she’s prepping it, saying how much I’m going to love it. Boy, was she right! Lisa and I both fell in love with not only the beauty of Christina and Tyler’s wedding, but also, their adorable personalities and acute focus on creating an intimate wedding with a feeling so special that it’s palpable even to their future grandchildren. After quite the long courtship, these two absolutely knew they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together and reflected this…
  • Rosemary Beach Wedding by Paul Johnson

    Marissa
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    We’re celebrating Kristin’s birthday today! Check out #KNWbirthday on social media to see the “recipe” for what makes her wonderful, and leave her some love! While I’m an Alabama girl at heart, I’ve spent a good portion of my life in Florida. I would say I know some of the best hidden gems in the state, but I think Beth has a leg up on me–she and her sister write a super fun blog called Palm Beach Lately. While PB is a fabulous place to be, I’d have to say that Rosemary Beach takes the cake! It’s a quaint little beach town filled with the…
  • Happy Birthday, Kristin!

    Lisa
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    No one loves a celebration quite like our own Mrs. Kristin Winchester. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, an anniversary, or a national holiday, she’s the gal who will remember and send you a text, an email, or even a surprise card in the mail. Since she’s celebrating her own birthday today, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to shower her in love! Landon Jacob Every hour, on the hour, people who love Kristin will be sharing “ingredients” to the “recipe that makes KNW wonderful”—did I mention she’s a fabulous cook?—on social media. Follow along with the hashtag…
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    Classic Bride

  • How to Use Antiques in Your Wedding: French Vintage Baskets for Flowers (+ for sale!)

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    As part of my antiquing series, I've been sharing some of my favorite ways to incorporate antiques in your wedding. I've shared how to use vintage French enamel pitchers, watering cans and French champagne buckets as vases ... and today, I'm going to share another favorite: Vintage French Baskets! These baskets would look heavenly overflowing with flowers and flanking an altar! Both baskets are for sale and were privately sourced by me in France. The items will soon be placed in my CB Vintage shop so if you're interested in a basket {or would like…
  • Classic Style File: Leather Touches for your Wedding

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love the idea of incorporating leather touches in a wedding and the events leading up to a wedding. The material lends a timeless richness and becomes even more special when personalized. Here's a few sumptuous pieces I'm loving right now:Monogrammed leather shaving kits are such a thoughtful gift for groomsmen. I'm loving this collection (above and below) from Lifetime Leather Co on Etsy.Personalized leather luggage tags make wonderful wedding favors. Savannah Guthrie recently used them in her Arizona wedding as place cards which doubled as favors. She also included hand-written notes…
  • Classic Style File: Timeless Black and White Stripes

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stripes will always be a classic design staple and good news: They're oh-so-BIG this year. I've always had a fondness for black and white stripes - there's something so clean and crisp and direct about the look. I've actually been looking for ways to incorporate more stripes in our home {re-upholstering some French chairs, adding a tablecloth, throw pillows, etc.} but I think black and white stripes would make an excellent statement for a wedding and I absolutely loved how Jaimee incorporated the theme in her Parisian elopement that I shared not too long ago on the blog:While the stripes in…
  • European {Honeymoon-Inspired} Travel Guide: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

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

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

  • Ballantyne Hotel Wedding | Bridal Portraits

    Critsey
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Dana is incredible sweet and one of the most beautiful endearing brides. Everything came together so perfectly for her bridal session at Ballantyne Hotel and Spa.  Her mom (Valerie) and her planner (Elizabeth Webb) come along to help Dana get ready. When I walked in the room I had to take a breath at just how gorgeous Dana looked. I knew right then and there that Robert was going to pass out when he saw her on the wedding day. Here is a sneak peek. Wedding photos to follow!   Gown: Hayden Olivia Bridal Veil: Hayden Olivia Bridal Flowers: The Blossom Shop Ring: Mother’s original…
  • Underwater Wedding Bridal Boudoir Engagement Anniversary Photo Shoot + Dreams Tulum

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

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

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

    Critsey
    3 Jan 2014 | 11:58 am
    So thankful and honored to be a winner of The Bow Awards by Charlotte Wedding Magazine. I am grateful to all my wonderful clients and industry partners who give me so much love and support. Without YOU this would not be possible, so I want to say THANK YOU! You are the real winner in my eyes.
 
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  • A Washington wedding weekend with a sweet circle ceremony

    Chris Wolfgang
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photos by Kristen Marie Photography Looks like the fun started for Sam and Erin the day before their summer wedding…and by fun, I mean a completely chill, totally relaxing, sun-soaked evening by the water. The two brides swam and goofed off with loved ones to kick off their wedding weekend. The laid-back vibe carried over to the next day while the couple got ready together: Sam in strapless white and Erin in a jacket and cuffed pants. These two skipped the frill and went for details straight from the heart. The couple have got complementary jewelry going on (Erin's jeweled bolo…
  • Use a sharpie to show where your ring is going

    Megan Finley
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by June Lion Photography Here's an amazing idea for those of you who won't have your rings available on your wedding day. Maybe your custom rings won't be finished in time. Maybe your best woman lost them moment before the ceremony. Perhaps you aren't going to be wearing rings at all. Or, like Beth and Garrett, you're deciding to get your wedding bands tattooed at a later date. If so, grab a Sharpie and steal this idea: Garrett and I decided we'd get our rings tattooed later, so we settled on drawing Sharpie marker versions of the rings on each other in…
  • Carly & Mike's elephant-themed wedding at the museum

    Offbeat Editors
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photos by Jennifer Roper The Offbeat Bride: Carly, Health Economist (and Tribesmaid) Her offbeat partner: Mike, Music Copyright and Publishing Agent Date and location of wedding: Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA — October 12, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Mike Googled "unique wedding venue Los Angeles" and the OffBeat Bride blog post of another Tribesmaid's wedding at the Natural History Museum came up, so Mike suggested we check it out. We saw about seven other venues but absolutely fell in love with the museum and the dinosaurs — perfect for our…
  • Time Warping, happy dads, and much celebrating with Liz Daley Events — the Virginia DJ who doesn't suck

    Megan Finley
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We call this one "Liz and the Marine." (Photo by David Bestpitch) Liz Daley (pictured above) is a Wedding Entertainment Director® — what does that mean? Well, that's a fancy title for "a DJ who doesn't suck." If that's exactly what you're searching for in the Virginia area, then you'll want to learn more about our sponsor Liz Daley Events, because she's more than just "a DJ who doesn't suck." Liz is the total package when it comes to wedding entertainment, and all that it entails. Hell, even if you're not looking for…
  • Who the hell cares: important lessons from partners who aren't as interested in wedding planning

    Ursikai
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    "Omg, what do you think about my dress, and the flowers, and my hair." "Um… what?" Photo by Photo Madly My future husband and I are nearing the six-month mark until our wedding, and planning and preparations are ramping up. One detail that's been plaguing me ever since I bought my dress has been figuring out what I'm going to do with the length. It's a beautiful, full-length gown, absolutely outstanding as it is. But I've always loved the idea of a tea-length gown. So cute and flirty. Slightly offbeat, while still looking vintage and chic. So…
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    Wedding Planning Ideas by WeddingFanatic

  • Wedding Palette: Black

    samantha
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    If you love the color black but you think it’s taboo for weddings, think again! Brides all over are pairing black with numerous colors for tasteful, beautiful wedding palettes. Check out just how amazing it can look when paired with these colors: Black and Red Black and red have always been absolutely striking together, and it’s no different when it’s for a wedding. Image Source: beverlyharris.blogspot.com A very romantic look, this wedding palette is sleek and sophisticated and it will work well for any season. Black and Green The black and green palette is also amazing,…
  • Striking Single-Flower Bouquets

    samantha
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Since a “bouquet” is defined as an artfully arranged bunch of flowers, a single flower doesn’t actually make a bouquet. However, when it comes to brides carrying flowers down the aisle, whatever she’s carrying becomes a bouquet, and it doesn’t have to be a bunch of flowers. Check out these amazing single-flower bouquets: Image Source: tothewildwood.com Can you believe that the flower on the left is actually a paper flower? Isn’t it stunning? Both of these are gorgeous and look perfect for spring or summer. Image Source: wattpad.com This amazing…
  • Tips for Choosing Your Maid of Honor

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

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

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

  • baby Hazel, 11 days old

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

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

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

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

    emilie
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
 
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    Style Me Pretty

  • Pink & Peach Backyard Charleston Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somewhere between the first and last image of this wedding lies my happy place. A little spot where approachable style reigns king and shades of pink and peach live in perfect harmony. Of course, one such dream spot isn’t made possible without fabulous work of Shannon Michele, The Burlap Elephant, Branch Design Studio and Ooh Events, and to get your hands on even more, pay a visit to the gallery right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsOutdoorStylesRomantic They met and quickly became inseparable, bonding over a love of travel, tendency to…
  • From Runway to Real Wedding: A Classic Affair

    Stephanie Weers
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Now that you’ve had a chance to pore through all the trends fresh off the Spring Bridal Market runway, we thought we’d pair a few of our favorite gowns with wedding details to inspire your day. First up, we’re diving into all things classic with ballgowns, lace and pretty details galore.  Ready, set, swoooon! Runway to Real Wedding: ClassicView Slideshow © Style Me Pretty, 2014. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: The Blog
  • Vintage Barn Wedding full of Blooms

    Erin Lepperd
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether your style preferences fall more towards modern, or perhaps you’re a lover of all things vintage, one thing is certain: a gorgeous wedding is a gorgeous wedding. And this? This is most assuredly a gorgeous wedding. Photographed by Katie Stoops, along with bright florals by Petals & Hedges and vintage styling by Something Vintage Rentals, the true love and beauty of this day shines extra bright – see it all right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsBarnStylesVintage From the Bride… We had searched and searched for locations…
  • Bows-N-Ties PIN IT to WIN IT Contest

    Megan Kenney
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    To say we’re totally smitten with the online tie boutique Bows-N-Ties isn’t doing our obsession justice. With over 5,000 colors and styles to choose from, Bows-N-Ties makes it easy to dress your guys to perfection! To sweeten the deal, Bows-N-Ties is hosting an incredible Pin It to Win It contest with a $500 gift card prize!   Easy to use and offering a flexible return policy, Bows-N-Ties takes the stress out of dressing your guys. To be sure your entire bridal party is matched to perfection, they even offer exact coordinating options to over 200 popular bridal colors from…
  • Whimsical Autumn Wedding Inspiration

    Stephanie Weers
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fall might seem like forever away right about now, but when you’ve got wedding inspiration this pinch-me-perfect, it doesn’t even matter. Not one bit. We’re talking goodies straight from Grey Likes Wedding’s Secrets of a Stylist Workshop with photography by Diana McGregor + Blush Wedding Photography, florals from Anna Le Pley Taylor…and that dusty blue gown by Tara La Tour? Don’t even get me started! Dive in head first right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsFallSettingsOutdoorStylesWhimsical From Blush Wedding…
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    Diva Dialogue | The Wedding Paper Divas Blog | All About Wedding Invitations & Stationery

  • How To: DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbons

    Rebecca
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re very excited to add another elegant DIY dimension to Wedding Paper Divas—ribbons! Since you’re preparing to tie the knot, why not literally tie them around your wedding invitations, favors and gifts—oh my. These lovely DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbons are satin and come in two sizes—thick (1 ½ inches) and thin (3/8 inch)—and a luscious [...]How To: DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbons
  • Pantone Misted Yellow Inspiration Board

    Anum
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    For an Autumn appropriate update on the ever stylish yellow and gray color combination, pair Pantone Misted Yellow, a sophisticated shade of goldenrod, with warm stone grays and ivory. L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Monogram Bloom invite, Bridesmaid, Groomsman, Wedding Dress, Place setting, Bouquet Pantone Misted Yellow Inspiration BoardPantone Misted Yellow Inspiration Board
  • Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Introducing Marchesa

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

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

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

  • Trend - Hair Pins (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    With your hair flowing you can add some bridal hair pins to glam up your wedding day hair.Photo courtesy of USA Bride Weddings
  • Wedding Trend - Outdoor Weddings (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Outdoor wedding receptions are becoming more of a tradition, than a trend. When hosting an outdoor wedding reception, be sure to consider the elements. If there's a possibility that the weather could become too hot or cold, having a tent helps shield guests from the elements while still enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Photo provided by Celebrations! Elegant Party Rentals
  • Wedding Trends - Hot Scents (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking for a new perfume? We found a few you will fall in love with! Flora by Gucci has a smell of citrusy kumquat & spicy bergamont and roses. Prada Infusion De Rose smells like wild roses, honey and clean mint. Van Cleef & Arpels is a heady jasmine, incense and rich amber smell. Michael Kors Gold has a tuberose smell, with sweet freesia, and musky tonka bean. And our favorite one is Cartier Baiser Vole, which smells like a powdery lily, lush green leaves and vanilla. They are all amazing and can be found at Macys.com and Nordstrom.com. Have fun finding one that's right for you! Photos…
  • Wedding Trend - Sample Food Stations (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking to personalize their wedding receptions and break away from the traditional buffet, brides are enjoying the idea of sample stations. This trend can be interpreted for every bride and groom by incorporating their favorite drinks and delights.Some of the more popular examples include wine and cheese stations with a professional sommelier to educate guests on the wines and pairings, bruschetta bars, pasta sauté stations, and signature cocktail bars featuring different varieties. The big hit this year is the champagne bar; pick your favorite bottles of bubbly and create custom drinks…
  • Wedding Trend - Convertible Wedding Dresses (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you always wanted to wear two wedding dresses? Why not have one traditional ball gown with a train for the wedding to make that vavavoom entrance and something a bit more simple for the reception that you won't be tripping all over? Well we once again have the answer for you! Try one of these new convertible dresses. A large number of designers have been trying convertible dresses where you can just take the bottom train portion off and your wedding gown has now turned into a cute wedding dress! These convertible wedding dresses were made popular in the 50's to avoid one-time wear in…
 
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  • Vendor of the Month: Azucar Bakery

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    This month, we are pleased to recognize Azucar Bakery in Denver, CO! How did you get started in the business? I have been baking for 17 years.  It all started by baking a cake for my son’s birthday and I learned that I loved to bake.  I was living in my native Peru at the time and always knew I wanted to come to the United States to open my bakery.  I came to the US 2 years later to find that it really is the land of opportunity but things don’t come easily.  In order to achieve my dreams I had to work really hard and endured many sleepless nights.  After working from home for many…
  • Find Fresh Sources of Inspiration

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    What if the groove you are in turns into a rut? You feel like your creativity is sapped and that you are turning out cookie cutter versions of the same wedding details over and over again.  Here are a few helpful places you can go to find new sources of inspiration: Articles and Advice A constant source of fresh content on wedding trends and etiquette, our Articles and Advice section isn’t just for couples. Wedding professionals can also use it to find fun new ideas and get answers to planning questions they aren’t experienced in. Ideas What is your competition doing?  Find out…
  • Be an Industry Expert!

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Do your couples constantly ask your wedding planning questions? Do you know the answers to all of them? It’s okay if you don’t.  After all, a lot goes into planning a wedding and if you are a caterer, why would you be an experts on boutonnieres?  But if you want to provide your couples with outstanding service you should at least be an expert in your area and closely related fields. Take a cue from Dave Bigler. This photographer has made a series of bridal tip videos to entertain and inform his clients on the finer details of wedding planning. This is the kind of customer…
  • 5 Ideas for Low Wedding Centerpieces

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    I’m not convinced that bigger is better when it comes to wedding centerpieces.  Often the elaborately full and high floral creations we see in real weddings keep guests from being able to see each other from across the room, or have any real conversation at their table.  After all, it’s pretty hard to talk to someone you can only see through a jungle of roses.  Low centerpieces are still pretty and can pack a powerful statement, but they won’t make your wedding feel like it has been taken over by a remake of The Secret Garden.  Here are 5 ideas to make your low wedding…
  • 20 Creative Wedding Cupcake Toppers

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Why should cake toppers get all the glory? We’ve rounded up some darling wedding cupcake toppers for you to add to your pint-sized sweets! If you want cupcake toppers, but really have no idea what to do, go with the classic option of using your names or monogram. It’s elegant and traditional, and adds a little something beautiful to your cupcakes. This pearlescent monogrammed topper is also edible, so…bonus! We love holiday and seasonal themes. Why not incorporate a little nod to the time of year on your desserts? These Cupid’s arrows are perfect for a…
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    With This Ring Wedding Blog

  • Blueprint Registry – Gifts Your Husband Will Love

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

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

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

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

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

    Caitlin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dress Designers (from left to right): Amsale and Kelly Faetanini WeddingWire’s editorial team just returned from New York Bridal Market a little over a week ago. Give them a round of applause because they spent countless seconds, minutes, hours, and even days uploading photos to our new Wedstyle app as wedding dresses were practically coming down the runways. Want to know which ones were top-rated? See more of the looks YOU loved here. The post The Most Popular New Wedding Dresses on WedStyle appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Shabby Chic Pink Fall Inn Wedding in California

    Caitlin
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Kellie and Tyler were married at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, Calif. on November 30. The bride wore a sweetheart wedding gown with a lace bodice and ruffled skirt, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a plaid tie and pocket square. Not to mention her custom Converse tennis shoes! Bridesmaids wore long pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, ranunculuses, and dusty millers. The outdoor ceremony began just before sunset and was lit with plenty of chandeliers and string lights from trees. After the vows…
  • Top 10 Spring Wedding Trends From The Experts!

    Caitlin
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Searching for this spring’s latest wedding trends? Look no further, we asked the real experts — wedding vendors from around the country — for their predictions. From sequin linens and the color mint to family-style dinners and retro ’90s music, find out what else they had to say here. The post Top 10 Spring Wedding Trends From The Experts! appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Destination Around The World-Themed Fall Beach Wedding in Mexico

    Caitlin
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Deborah and Laurence were married at The Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Mexico on November 27 — right after Thanksgiving! “The warm location, and the outstanding customer service of the hotel” made them know it was the venue for them! Who could resist that? The bride wore an ivory sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a sash tied in a bow, while the groom wore a black suit and tie. “Walking down the aisle barefoot with the sand between my toes . . . seeing my future life partner, family and close friends in front of this breathtaking ocean…
  • 50 Wedding Fashion Finds Under $50

    Caitlin
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photos (from left to right): Loise Dress, $48 at Nasty Gal and Gigi Crystalline Bow Shoe Clips, $20 at Dessy  Spring wedding season is officially upon us! Now that we’ve rounded up our favorite wedding dress trends in WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2014, it’s time to start thinking about accessorizing! From standout sparkler studs to the perfect pair of heels (or flats), here’s 50 affordable little extras to complete your overall look. Grab your purse and get shopping!     The post 50 Wedding Fashion Finds Under $50 appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
 
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  • Top 10 fresh flower accessories

    Brittany
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    There’s nothing like a flower to bring instant beauty. Try incorporating a few fresh flowers into your wedding day to complete your ensemble! Fresh flower corsage Peony corsage Fresh flowers on a handbag Fresh flowers in the hair Fresh flower necklace Fresh flower hair bow Fresh flower ring Fresh flowers on the back Fresh flower corsage Fresh flower headpiece by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 
  • Top 10: Sexy backs

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    1. via Lyst | 2. via Once Wed | 3. via Modern Hepburn | 4. via FashionBride | 5. via Quill London | 6. via want that wedding | 7. via Shopbop | 8. Amanda Wakeley | 9. DELPOZO | 10. via Style Me Pretty
  • Phi-Style: Bridesmaid Remix – Tangerine

    tramanh
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. Roll in with the Punch dress, $148 | 2. Making Melodies dress, $100 | 3. Invitation Designer dress, $53 | 4. Summertime Gladdness dress, $153 | 5. Because of the Ballet dress, $75 | 6. Downtown on the Double dress, $50 | 7. Guava Punch dress, $158 | 8. Fruit Punch of Color dress, $75 Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Modcloth]
  • Apple Vacations featuring Dreams Los Cabos

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Apple Vacations is a new to me company that is truly a one-stop shop for planning the destination wedding of your dreams.  Their collection of properties has some of the most romantic hotels for weddings throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, plus affordable weddings on beautiful beach settings throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

  Amazingly enough, they will take care of your travel arrangements, and will put you in touch with an experienced wedding planner to coordinate the day of your dreams, so your wedding can be as stress free as possible (hard when tackling a…
  • Pattern Pretty Palette | 73

    Michelle
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    [ Pattern / Pretty ] -By Michelle Edgemont
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  • heartache.

    esb
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm not entirely certain what i'm asking, except perhaps, for some insight from those who've felt what I feel daily: heartache.  Dear readers, I'm planning my wedding to a dear old friend and my beloved dad won't be there with me. He died last May and I have no idea how to be in the world without him. His presence by my side at my wedding was a given. My clearest vision of my wedding when I was growing up was that he would escort me into this new place, this new beginning. I was going to stand on his feet and dance to "Brown Eyed Girl" with him just like we did when I was small. But he's…
  • UH OH OPALS

    esb
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Remember that time I said opals are fugg ??Am now eating my words BIG TIME.Go shop the new WWAKE collection over at Catbird.
  • Seeking: Wedding Sundress (must be pretty but not cute)

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

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

    esb
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    You know someone is going to have to have this for her wedding.Photos by Nick Meek via designboom via Lost At E Minor via Madewell
 
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    Peonies and Polaroids

  • In the gutter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    jenn s.
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®As crazy as it sounds, summer is right around the corner already, and I’ve actually been knee deep in beach and swim party designs lately (sneak peeks here and here), so today’s giveaway feels SUPER timely!I’m very excited to introduce you to Eden Pier today, a bathing suit and fine apparel company founded by Brittney Hanks, whose goal was to create modest swimsuits that were also stylish and affordable. Imagine that! Gotta love it when people recognize a void and then find a way to make things happen. You can read more about how Eden Pier (formerly…
  • Kentucky Derby® DIY #1: Golden Horses and Jockeys

    jenn s.
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®Last week, I shared the new Kentucky Derby Garden Party theme that I recently designed for 14 Hands Winery with you, and now it’s time to dig a little deeper into the “how to” details! I wanted to kick off our mini DIY tutorial series with one of my favorite easy & inexpensive Derby party ideas: Golden Horses and Jockeys. Why gold specifically? As a nod to the much-sought-after Kentucky Derby winner’s trophy, of course! Plus it just makes your decor look really nice. ;)In a nutshell, you’ll need horse/jockey elements + a nice shade…
  • Gender Neutral Garden Bunny Baby Shower

    Dayna Goldman
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®For her sister’s first baby, Jessica Ludwig of The Bake Boutique styled and baked all of the beautiful desserts to create this Gender Neutral Garden Bunny Baby Shower. I am just loving the whole look of this shower, which would be so perfect for any kind of Springtime party! With tons of bright and fresh desserts, florals and decor, this shower is a sweet welcome for baby and a lovely afternoon for friends and family. :)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– Fresh fruit desserts like mini strawberry tarts & individual cake & berry trifles – Blooms of…
  • Quirky Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party

    Dayna Goldman
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes styled this classically popular Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party for her nephew’s big day. I absolutely love the drawn look of the cookies & the (AMAZING) cake — totally transports you into Dr. Suess’ world! With SO much creative inspiration that can be taken from Dr. Seuss, Clair did an amazing job bringing his characters to life!PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– Red fish topped blue jello…
  • Nature Inspired Woodland Fairy Birthday Party

    Nicolle Spitulnik
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®With a little Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust the possibilities are endless for creating an enchanting party with creative DIY flair! Nicolle of Libby Lane Press here to share this Nature-Inspired Woodland Fairy Birthday Party filled with tons of budget friendly ideas that your little fairies will love.PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:– DIY Flower and ribbon embellished fairy wings & pixie dust bottle necklace favors – Fairy themed activities from Pixie Putt-Putt, Fairy Face Painting and a Nature Scavenger Hunt – Al fresco picnic dining on a vintage blanket…
 
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  • Chic + Pretty Seaside Wedding

    Stephanie
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Despite having to move their Saturday Seaside nuptials to a Friday due to a threatening tropical storm–and pulled off with little stress, says the bride, thanks to Shelby Peaden Events–Blaire and Bill’s wedding day couldn’t have been more picture perfect! These breathtaking images from Dear Wesleyann have us swooning over every detail, from sky blue bridesmaids dress by LulaKate to the lacy and elegant Nicole Miller gown Blaire chose. Magnolia leaf wreaths embellish the pews at the chic Seaside Chapel, where the bright light mixed with the cool colors creates a…
  • Classic Spring Country Club Wedding

    Stephanie
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Our mouths are agape at the spring loveliness in Anamaria and William’s wedding at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois! Says Anamaria, “We really wanted a hand-picked garden feel to our wedding so we chose flowers such as ranunculus, peonies, snapdragons, garden roses, eucalyptus, hydrangeas, and dahlias in a peach, coral, salmon color palette.” Ipomea Floral Design brought the vision to life, adding fresh peaches to the arrangements set in terra-cotta bowls. Bouquets were loosely tied with hemp and vintage lace. To incorporate Anamaria and William’s cultural…
  • Glamorous Old Florida Wedding

    Stephanie
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    We just love the fun Old Florida-meets-glitz vibe of Emily and Kyle’s wedding. The gorgeous Bay Preserve at Osprey in Sarasota hosted the fabulous affair, where bright flowers by Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio were a bold contrast to black and white stripes and gold accents. Bridesmaids in black dresses from J.Crew continued the color scheme, while Emily’s Lazaro gown and veil were fairy tale perfect! We’re smitten with the elegant stationery with black and white details from Write-On Sarasota, which coordinated with the palette of the day, too. NK Productions ensured all…
  • Welcome To The Weekend

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

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

    Christina
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    New Orleans is such a uniquely romantic city, and couples who choose to tie the knot there have uniquely romantic weddings. Lucia and Myles chose one of their favorite places in the city for their ceremony, followed by a reception down the street from their home. Greer Gattuso shared these timeless photos of the celebration: Calligrapher Holly Hollon designed a beautiful and personal suite of save-the-dates, invitations, and programs. “I felt this detail set the tone for our wedding,” says Lucia. “My mom always had flowers in our house, whether off a magnolia tree or from…
  • Daryn & Alex | Woodland Inspired Wedding at Grasmere Farm

    Christina
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’m not sure what I love most about this wedding! The dreamy dress, the rustic venue, the woodland-inspired centerpieces… not to mention all of the frame-worthy photos from Les Loups of The Wedding Artists Collective, and event planning by Melissa McNeeley. Well, why don’t I let you decide: what do you love most about Daryn and Alex’s romantic, rustic wedding?! Their first look was one of the couple’s favorite parts of the day. The bride shares some of the traditions incorporated into the wedding: “We had a chuppah designed by Taylor of Fox Fodder Farm,…
  • Modern, Chic Wedding Websites from Riley & Grey

    Kathryn
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    When you’re planning a wedding, and putting so much thought into every little detail, you want your wedding website to be as special and beautiful as everything else. Not to mention it’s often the first impression your guests will have of your wedding! That’s where Riley & Grey come in. Not only do they have terrific hands-on customer service, but they also have incredibly unique website designs, perfect for modern couples who want something exceptional and inspired, and that will reflect their style beyond just the wedding. Here’s a handful of my personal…
  • Berry-Hued Wedding Inspiration from Erin Kate

    Christina
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Select vendor Erin Kate has paired up with floral designer Nicole Land of Soil & Stem for this gorgeous berry- and emerald-hued inspiration shoot… I absolutely love the use of berries and mint leaves in these floral arrangements! SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR ALL THE DETAILS FROM THIS ROMANTIC GARDEN-INSPIRED PHOTO SHOOT.   From Nicole: “We wanted to keep our look personal and organic. To achieve this vision, we used delicate detailing such as hand-lettered calligraphy, heirloom jewelry and flatware, French silk ribbon, and fresh mint sprigs harvested from the garden that…
  • Sunday Edition #281

    Christina
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Photo: Haley Sheffield
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  • kissy, kissy

    Ritzy Bee
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pucker up! Muah! Photo credits: 1 Ban.do 2+3 Vogue 4 Lilly Pulitzer 5 Martha Stewart Weddings 6 Style Me Pretty
  • lucky (april) showers

    Ritzy Bee
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    You'll have good luck on your wedding day no matter what the weather with umbrellas and wellies... Photo credits: 1 Cade Martin 2 via Calder Clark Designs 3 Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty 4 Ritzy Bee Events + Kate Headley 5 Tec Petaja via Once Wed
  • pompon pretty

    Ritzy Bee
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We're in love with the new PomPon! line from our friends at Plum Pretty Sugar! Every girl loves to give and receive the classic Plum Pretty Sugar robe and now there's a whole new line to swoon over.  The perfect bridesmaid gift, these slightly preppy cuts and prints (in the best soft and airy cotton) are sure to be a favorite with your girls. Happy Lounging! Photo credits: Plum Pretty Sugar
  • details we are loving

    Ritzy Bee
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Monday's here! Enjoy these lovely details! We love this invitation from Bella Figura with its pretty writing and corner details! Todd Events sure does know flowers - just look at this ceremony backdrop! via Todd's Instagram.   So pretty!  Gowns in colors-to-crave paired and a clutch of lavendar from Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty
  • happy easter weekend

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

    Beautiful Bridal
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    I'm over the moon by the team at Casa de Perrin for this woodland inspired wedding reception and stylized shoot who believe "a certain magic that takes place across a dining table, with good friends and good wine, becomes infinitely more magical when decorated in 24K gold flatware and drop-dead heirloom treasures."  They reached into their considerable inventory and under a canopy of leafy green trees and onto rented white farm tables, laid out lovely Le Melange China, Gold Collection Flatware and vintage purple and green wine goblets.  Champagne was served…
  • Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

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

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

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

    Beautiful Bridal
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Personalized bridesmaid hangers - made of natural hardwood and laser engraved with your choice of six classic font styles.  Each hanger measures 17 inches and has slanted arms and a notched shoulder design that is gentle on delicate fabrics while keeping them secure.  Expect to pay about $10 each for your bridesmaid's name only and about $14 for name, title and wedding date.  These engraved bridesmaid hangers make cherished keepsakes as well as wonderful pre-wedding photo props.  Before you purchase keep in mind - the minimum shipping cost, even for one hanger, is…
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  • Win 8 Hours of Wedding Photography from Captured by Keryn

    Mary McLeod
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Captured By Keryn is a boutique photography business, based around celebrating the beauty, history and personality of each person that comes before Keryn Sweeney’s lens – whether a bride bursting with excitement, or the family sharing in the joy of the moment.  Captured by Keryn specializes in subtle documentary, fine art style wedding photography, with a passion for the use of natural light. Residing on the north shore of Auckland, New Zealand has given Keryn a lot of opportunity to refine her use of that natural light! When Keryn is not busy with weddings, she loves to travel.
  • Whispers by Pearl & Godiva

    Mary McLeod
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    We couldn’t wait to feature this stunning shoot styled by Pearl & Godiva and photographed by Brumley and Wells. We simply adore the idea of spending a few intimate moments alone, taking in your wedding, just before you walk down the aisle. Maybe spend some of this time with your photographer to create lasting memories of those moments to share with your new husband. From Pearl & Godiva: She – the girl – relishes these moments of quietness, intimacy and solace. The hustle and bustle of the wedding preparation is moments away, but peacefully she considers the step she…
  • An Evening with Freixenet

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

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

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

  • Entertaining: Nordic Inspired Brunch

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

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

    Kelly
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Hot colors + hot illustrations = hot. Loving the 70′s vibes of these hues… Via, from upper left, clockwise: Faraday Bikes, Red Cheeks Factory, Julia Rothman, Designlovefest More Inspiration:ShoesdayBridal Style: An Adorable Scalloped NecklineQuietly French
 
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  • Good-bye and Thank You from I Do Originals!

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Sandals Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Easter!

    Anne Heap
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Easter Basket Cake with French Macarons & Cupcakes For those that celebrate, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! This cake was for our Easter celebration at home with the family. The Easter basket cake was filled with French macarons and is surrounded with cupcakes. The cupcake with the cute bunny on top was for my son. JJ’s bunny Easter cupcake Happy Easter! The post Happy Easter! appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • Nicole’s Bridal Shower Dessert Table

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

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

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

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

  • Luxury Wedding Registry from Luxurious Wedding Accessories .com

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    Luxurious Wedding Accessories .com has joined forces with MyRegistry.com to offer you an easy way to combine all your Registries in one location.Create one luxury online Registry or Wish List. Fill it with items for any celebration from any store in the world, including Luxurious Wedding Accessories .com A Free Registry For YouList Any Product You WantFrom Any Store WorldwideCombine Existing RegistriesTrack Everything In One RegistrySimple as 1.2.3.1. We give you a MyRegistry Button to add to your Toolbar.2. See an item you can't live without.3. Click the Button and it gets added to your…
  • Swarovski Crystal Silver Champagne Flutes, Cake Knife and Cake Server

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

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

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

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

    saundra, event engineer
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Today marks EIGHT years of blogging. For giggles, here is the first blog post. Blogging takes time and it’s hard when you hit a “writer’s block”. But we just love to talk about weddings and share ideas. It makes all the time and energy when you receive a personal email like this one that was sent to us in January. This is the real reason we still blog. Hello! I found yourblog a few days ago. Just dropping a note to say I spent the past few days reading the ENTIRE THING! All the way back to 2006. Quite enjoyed every minute of it. I’m in North Carolina, so I…
  • happy easter 2014!

    saundra, event engineer
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We wish everyone a happy and beautiful Easter with your family and friends. Hide the bunnies. This is Meyer Hermann, sweet and adorable son of our past clients Katie and Andy Hermann. He was only six months old when he held this little bunny down for his Easter photo. Makes us smile, every year. plan on!     The post happy easter 2014! appeared first on evansville wedding planner.
  • how to save money when planning your wedding …

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

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

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

  • Huron Substation Wedding

    Ashley
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our heart rate quickens just a bit any time we see a wedding at LA’s The Huron Substation, and even a little bit more when we see that Sweet Emilia Jane is behind the wedding design. Emilia didn’t hold back in making Jenn and Stephen’s wedding utterly memorable, and we’ve got Zaugh Photography to thank for taking control behind the camera for the big day! From the bride, Jenn: We wanted to throw a fun dance party where everyone could mingle and enjoy each other. Instead of a sit-down dinner, we opted for a cocktail party with fried chicken sandwiches, pickles, stoli…
  • Healdsburg Garden Party Wedding

    Amanda
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    This wedding is oh-so-sweet and everything you’d expect in a beautiful garden party affair. Ooh La La Weddings & Special Events and Catherine Scott Flowers teamed up to make this backyard wedding a dream come true, and every bit of it was captured by the fantastic Blueberry Photography — including the vintage-inspired centerpieces! From the bride, Jen: We wanted something small and outdoors. I love rustic so when my husband and I visited the Healdsburg Country Gardens property we knew it was the perfect location for our outdoor wedding. The venue soon became the inspiration…
  • City Glam Country Inspiration with Freixenet

    Amanda
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Sometimes a bit of bubbly is all you need to glam everything up. When we partnered with Freixenet, we couldn’t wait to create an inspiration shoot with its gorgeous matte black bottles. This Spanish sparkling wine label makes mini bottles that are perfect for wedding favors at bridal brunches and showers. Plus, the bottles are so beautiful on their own, they double as decor! Lauren of Belovely Floral and Event Design dreamed up a farm glam setting, mixing different textures and metallics bringing the best of country and city life together, captured by Pill Photography with a video by…
  • Mexican Ranch Wedding Ideas

    Ashley
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than bringing you some Mexican-inspired wedding inspiration from Inkspot Photography! This shoot is jam-packed with great ideas, from the wooden wedding signs to the arrangements of cactus and aloe vera. Diablo Ranch in California provided the ideal backdrop for the visions of the styling team. From the photographer, Elise of Inkspot Photography: We wanted to come up with a trendsetting styled shoot to inspire couples planning their own weddings in this upcoming season. Our stylist Mariko…
  • Sierra Madre Wedding

    Ashley
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Take a second to look up the definition of “all-star wedding team” in the dictionary, and we’re pretty sure you’ll find the following names as examples: Erich McVey, Catherine C. Leo of CCL Weddings & Events, and Shelby Nolan of Green Leaf Designs. This dream team assembled Lindsey and Kyle’s wedding day into a display of lush greenery, blush tones, and a generous helping of sequins, all aided by the photography skills of McVey. From the bride, Lindsey: My husband loves golf and so he naturally can’t help falling in love with the color green! This…
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    The Flirty Blog

  • My recent reading list has consisted of. . .

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    What do you do if you don't have tv? A friend just asked that question the other day. In unison we both said "read books" only their statement ended with a question mark and mine ended with an exclamation point.The truth is I'd given up watching tv months before I moved out of the house and into The Glampette. While traveling last year I realized I was much happier, more balanced, and more productive without the distraction.When I was younger I was a voracious reader. Over the years I continued to read but reading time was relegated to while I was riding buses, at the laundromat, or flying on…
  • It's been four weeks since you left me

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

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

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

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

  • Tiffany-esque Blue and Chocolaty Brown Real Wedding

    Heidi
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Thanks to photographer Matt et Suzie, we’re traveling to the province of Quebec, Canada for this beautifully and artistically rendered classic wedding. Marie and Pierre were married in a historical church–full of grandeur and light–and totally spectacular! Afterward, family and friends continued the celebration in a beautiful hotel situated at the foot of the ski slopes of Mont Ste-Anne. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Their color scheme was the ever lovely duo of Tiffany-esque blue and rich, warm brown. They sprinkled this beloved color scheme into their…
  • Nautical East Coast Island Wedding

    Heidi
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Happy Earth Day! Max and Cyndi’s Boston wedding is the perfect wedding to feature on Earth Day. Full of good nature and playfulness, you have to love a bride and groom who love to play and jump on rocks–on their wedding day! Max and Cyndi have a ton of personality–and it shows throughout their photos. Their wedding theme was “Love Anchors the Soul” and couldn’t be more fitting for this Boston setting. They exchanged vows on the water in Nahant, MA and afterward headed over to Harpoon Brewery for cocktail hour followed by their reception at the Boston…
  • Color Monday: Classic Elegance

    Heidi
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Do you know your wedding style? If you’re still trying to hone in on it, try out our wedding style quiz for a fun and quick resource. Today’s post is all about a classic wedding style–with a traditional color scheme. Black and champagne makes a lovely duet and adding gold to the palette brings in another level of elegance. There’s a sense of timelessness to this inspiration but it also feels modern and modish at the same time. And, unfolding the details as well as setting the tone for such an affair, is Forever Yours an elegant Vertical Pocket Invitation design.
  • A Good Friday Freebie!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Airbrush Makeup for Brides

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

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

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

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

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

  • Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2014 Wedding Dress Collection

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Hayley Paige’s Blush collection always has a super feminine and flirtatious appeal. And these gowns are no exception to that charming, delicate detail. Although, what we’ve noticed this time around is a bit of a grown-up, sexy and sensual feel to a lot of the gowns. For the sophisticated...
  • Rosa Clara Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Collection

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    At the turn of the 20th century, all the way through the roaring 20′s and pin-up style of the 40′s, Rosa Clara’s Spring 2015 wedding dress collection has a little pinch of all the wonders that the right vintage feel can exude. From Art-Decor inspiration to impeccable details and fe...
  • How to Plan Your Reception Music

    Top Wedding Sites
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Wedding reception music is open to the atmosphere you want to create. The cocktail hour, when the guests arrive, has gentle background music. Then the wedding party is introduced with a song, and then a different song introduces the bride and groom. Each event during the reception – cake cutting, ga...
  • 4 Tips to Losing Weight Before Your Big Day!

    Top Wedding Sites
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Every girl wants to look her best on her wedding day. You’ll have your hair fixed to perfection, makeup done to make you look and feel like a Hollywood star, and you’ll want to lose some weight to look your absolute best. Most people shy away from the thought of losing weight because the...
  • Alyne by Rita Vinieris Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Collection

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    There’s a soft, delicate feel to every one of these beautiful designs by Rita Vinieris. Every gown takes on an essence and style of its own by keeping its rich, warm and welcoming element of a tangible romance. We also love that most of these gowns would be complimentary on a variety of skin t...
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    Esquire Photography

  • I’m One Destination Wedding Photographer Honoured To Share Shriradha & David’s Destination Wedding I Photographed In Kolkata India

    David Esquire
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Good evening from EPHQ everyone!  As I’m sure you’ve seen on Twitter & Facebook everything has been going at break neck speeds since my return from photographing Shriradha & David’s destination wedding in India. Well – my calendar wasn’t enough to slow me down and in between being filmed for WatchHollywood.TV, filmed for Daylight twice & This Week In Google Glass and a ton of advanced marketing & business classes – I’ve had my nose buried behind the monitor hand retouching thousands of photographs from their destination wedding in…
  • I’m One Google Glass Explorer Excited To Share I Was Interviewed On This Week In Google Glass!

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

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

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

    David Esquire
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Good morning from Esquire Photography HQ everyone! I received a totally amazing & awesome letter in the mail from Ashley & Peter about their Huntington Beach Engagement Shoot I had the honour of photographing with them. Check this out! Is that awesome or what?!? If you would like to chat about your upcoming event or wedding – totally comment below or feel free to contact me anytime day or night.  I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915. I hope…
 
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    Brenda's Wedding Blog - affordable wedding ideas for planning elegant weddings

  • Wedding Banners : Décor For Any Occasion {plus a $250 pinterest contest}

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wedding Banners are not only perfect for your wedding day but really for any occasion you're celebrating. Wedding banners offer a unique way to decorate a venue and in some cases provide helpful information for your guests; like which way to the reception! Banners come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes making it easy for your to find one that will compliment your theme or unique style. Consider a banner for your next special event. * 10% off your Wedding Outlet order with code: banner10 {NO Minimum} Join The Wedding Outlet on Pinterest for a chance to WIN a $250 Gift Certificate
  • Wedding Flip Flops : with 60 Ribbon Colors the combinations are endless

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Weddings Are Fun sells Wedding Flip Flops in over 60 Satin Ribbon Colors and 9 Flop Colors, {in both flat heel and wedge heel designs}. The color combinations are endless! They can match bridesmaid dress colors from David's Bridal, Alfred Angelo, Bill Levkoff, and many other dressmakers. Wedding Flip Flops are available in women's, children's and toddlers' sizes. Each pair is decorated with satin ribbon, bows or Swarovski crystals. Do you have an idea for your own flip flop? You can contact Weddings Are Fun via email if you have a special design in mind that you would like created at…
  • Spring Wedding Sale at Minted.com for Gorgeous Wedding Stationery

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Monday! I'm thrilled to kick off this week with a great wedding sale. From now through Monday April 28th, you can receive 15% off your favorite Minted Wedding Stationery with coupon code SPRINGWED15 at checkout. All wedding orders are applicable for this sale. Don't forget, from now through Monday April 28th, you can receive 15% off your favorite Wedding Invitations at Minted with coupon code SPRINGWED15 at checkout. Shop Now
  • Pom-Pom Stamped Bunny Tags : a Fun Last Minute Easter DIY

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Now, I know this is a wedding blog - but I had so much fun working on this DIY project with my daughter this week that I wanted to share with you before the day ends. This idea can of course easily be swamped out with other imagery for any type of event - maybe an engagement ring with a rhinestone added for the diamond? Supplies:- any bunny silhouette you like {I searched online for mine}- x-acto knife- paint brushes- xyron glue dots {high-tack}- acrylic paint {white, pink + black}- small resin frames {I found mine in the $1 bin at a local craft store}- pom-poms {I found mine in the $1 bin at…
  • Memorial Accessories - Remembering Our Loved Ones

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

  • Kristen & Hunter | Wedding Sneak Peek

    Terry
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Congratulations to Kristen and Hunter! Enjoy this sneak peek, more photos to come soon!
  • Jessica & Kyle | Portsmouth Engagement

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

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

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

    Terry
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Enjoy this sneak peek of Raynah and Trey’s Virginia Beach engagement shoot! More photos to come soon!
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    Indianapolis Wedding Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Peek Inside the New Sandals LaSource Grenada!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Use Squarespace To Create A Stunning Wedding Website With Ease

    Jen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s just no fun to try to navigate around a poorly designed + confusing wedding website. With so much info being online these days, one of the most important planning elements of your wedding will be creating an inviting virtual space where all of the important details of your day can live. And since your wedding styling + design is super important to you, wouldn’t it be great if you could easily design a wedding website that matches the aesthetic of your day? We’re happy to tell you that with Squarespace, you can! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • DIY Macrame Hanging

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We are excited to share this DIY for a macrame hanging from Michelle Edgemont! If you loved our Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding with macrame details earlier – here’s your chance to make some fun macrame details for your own wedding or just a fun piece to hang on your walls! This hanging makes a perfect backdrop piece, or even pretty chair decor, which we’ll share style at the end of the post. Here’s how to make one… See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love DIY: Papel Picado FlagsDIY: Ombre Fabric BackdropDIY: Boho BuntingDIY:…
  • New Invitations from Love Vs. Design + A Giveaway!

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    For those of you who have been reading GWS for a while, you’ve surely seen a post or two featuring paper pretties from Love vs. Design! For all you newbies, allow us to give you a quick introduction to this great wedding resource. Love vs. Design is an online wedding stationery boutique, offering modern + rustic wedding invitations, save the dates, day of accessories and more. There are so many design styles to choose from, ranging from non-traditional + playful to classic + formal. All designs are printed on premium or ultra double thick paper stock, and are sure to set just the right…
  • Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding: Daniella + Ross

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Daniella + Ross had one primary goal for their gorgeous + colorful Palm Springs wedding – We wanted to draw people into our world. And that they did, building a day that was filled with items that reflected their fun personalities and details they found to be special + unique. You guys just might find yourselves a little bit speechless while scrolling through these gorge images captured by Joielala. The florals by Shotgun Floral Studio are completely out of this world + every last styling element was beautifully executed by the ever-talented team at Enjoy Events Co. The Enjoy ladies…
  • Pretty in Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You’ve all seen the movie Pretty in Pink, yes? Well, today’s beautiful styled shoot was inspired by this classic film, which defined high school love in the 80′s! Complete with a pale pink wedding dress, shimmery sequin textiles and, of course, cassette tapes, it’s the best of throwbacks, but adapted into the prettiest form of wedding inspiration. There are definitely more than few great ideas to pin from this one! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Romantic Textural Wedding InspirationAn Autumn Sunset Bridal SoireeRomantic…
 
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    Groom Wedding Planning Blog - Tips, Ideas, Info for Grooms and Best Man

  • [Giveaway] Win Awesome Thank You Notes for Your Big Day

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Thank you notes. Necessary, but not so fun, right? Nearly every newlywed couple dreads this important, yet daunting post-wedding task. Of course you want to thank your nearest and dearest for the amazing (and maybe even not so amazing) wedding gifts, but getting in the right frame of mind to start putting pen to paper — time and time again — isn’t easy. Not anymore. We recently discovered Postable, a cool new service that simplifies all of your wedding stationery. The service helps you every step of the way, by getting your guests’ mailing addresses, sending your save the dates and…
  • 5 Keys to the Groom’s Wedding Day Look

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

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

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

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

  • Registry Must-Haves | Macy's

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:29 pm
    It's my eleventh post in this series that I've been working on with my friends over at Macy's! Want to know what items that I have deemed total must-haves? Having a hard time setting up your registry and don't know where to turn for help? Well, look no further, friends because I'm here to lend a hand!Now, some of these items have admittedly been more glamorous than others. But the truth is that a lot of the stuff that you're going to need when you start your new life together are things that are simply daily essentials. Like cookware, for instance!I couldn't go without mentioning my love…
  • Invitations by Dawn | Introducing: Letterpress Invitations

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    For over 30 years, Invitations by Dawn has helped couples invite their wedding guests in a way that fits their style to a tee. And guess what? Not only do they understand that the whole process of ordering save the dates and invitations can feel a bit overwhelming, but they also understand the sort of help you will need throughout the process.From the friendliest, most knowledgeable consultants in the industry, to etiquette tips and assembly guides, Invitations by Dawn is here to make this process an absolute breeze.  Want to know what I love the most? That would be…
  • Color Trend: Watercolor Wedding Ideas

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Well, hello there color lovers! And Happy Tuesday to you! I'm just popping in to give you your daily dose of color. And today I'm especially excited because I have a very creative wedding trend to share with you. Looking for a unique way to incorporate color into your upcoming wedding or party? Well, have you ever considered going for a watercolor theme? Here lately I've really been loving this look. And I'm hoping you can see why? There's just so many beautiful ways you can incorporate this look. I'm especially loving the way that this designer used watercolor menus and table…
  • Now Trending: Dusty Blue Vintage Inspired Wedding Details

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Want to know what my favorite shade of blue is for weddings? Say hello to this blue beauty! Not too long ago Dusty Blue took the wedding industry by storm with it's soft and subtle appeal. And for good reason too. It's the sort of blue that exudes romance and elegance and all kinds of prettiness. Also at times it has a really ethereal feel which of course I can't get enough of.       Bride: Jessica Burke Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Wedding Gown: Keroiam // Vintage Sofa: Old Hickory Tannery // Chandelier: Photo by Jen Huang Photo // Ring: Photo by KT…
  • DIY Easter Centerpieces | Coral, Robin's Egg Blue + Gold

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

  • COLOR PALETTE - ORANGE DELIGHT

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hi Guys...thanks so much for stopping by today....if you are craving a little "orange inspiration" today, look no further....I have the perfect inspiration board to share with you...."Orange Delight" and delightful it is!!  The cafe's style guru, Sarah of Sarah Park Events sent over the prettiest inspiration board that is perfect for your wedding with an unexpected "pop" of color!  The colors are so warm and inviting and it's truly a fun color palette...let's check out all the details...and thanks so much Sarah for sharing your…
  • WHAT'S YOUR BOUQUET STYLE?

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Monday Guys...hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and thanks so much for stopping by the cafe.....today it's all about "bouquet style"....wedding season is here and it's in full bloom...my first wedding is in a few weeks and I'm so excited...I had the pleasure of designing my bride's bouquet for her last week for her portrait session, whenever I'm designing the bride's bouquet, I can't help but think of how the bouquet "fits" the bride's style.....there are times when I "get it" on the first design, but if you're like me, it takes a couple of…
  • WE HAVE A WINNER!

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Hi Guys...so sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of Fresh From The Field Wedding Flowers by Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm andLynn Byczynski.....our winner is Nancy...she said: "Her flowers are beyond beautiful and I love all the images on her flower farm. To be able to enjoy such pretty flowers every day has to be the best!" CONGRATS Nancy....please email me at janie@jmflora.com with your contact information....thanks so much!! Click Here to View This Entire Post...
  • COLOR PALETTE - GREEN & BROWN

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

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

  • Earth Day 2014 - The Earth Delights ...

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the wind longs to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Earth Delights by maechevrette - you can find this large...
  • Warm welcome to Elmore Court

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

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

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

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

  • Spring Bridal Bouquet

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    This gorgeously vibrant bridal bouquet features roses, tulips and an assortment of spring blooms.   It's the perfect bouquet for the bride who loves color and isn't content with selecting a palette of one or two.
  • Rustic Wedding Invitations: Mason Jars, Hearts & Branches

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    These gorgeously rustic wedding invitations are so country charming.   Adorned with mason jars, hearts, and branches they're perfect for casual, laid back affairs (quite affordable, too).    The artwork color can be modified to match your wedding colors!
  • Mint Green Bridal Gowns: Fresh Off The Runway

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

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

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

  • Inspirations – Romantic Victory Ranch Utah Wedding Invitations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Etsy Eye Candy: Tiny Rings

    Michelle Cangemi
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I go through jewelry phases all the time.  Sometimes I lean towards statement pieces, sometimes I go for classic and casual… my preference is always changing.  Right now I’m absolutely in love with tiny rings!  Sweet little stones, delicate bands and tiny stackers have stolen my heart. I love stack sets with mix-matched stones like the one above by Melanie Casey Jewelry.  Here are some more of my favorite handmade tiny rings from Etsy… Black Diamond & Rose 14 Karat Ring by Porter Gulch Pearl & Diamond Crown Ring by Artemer Turquoise Stacking Ring Set by Natsuko…
  • Wedding Cakes with Florals

    Michelle Cangemi
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    As you may have guessed from the photo above, featuring a beautiful cake with floral accents by Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique, today I’m sharing some of my favorite floral wedding cakes! There are so many options for cakes with floral accents.  Flowers as the topper, flowers placed on the tiers, flowers throughout the design… each with a completely different look!  Combine the flower placement with the variety of beautiful blooms in various colors and there are plenty of options for a unique, custom cake design… Let’s start off with this lovely spring wedding cake by…
  • Whitney & David

    Michelle Cangemi
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    What better photo prop for a rustic engagement shoot than an old-school truck in bright yellow? Jill Coursen Photography got together with Whitney and David for this adorable shoot… Jill:  David is Canadian and Whitney is American and they met while David was playing baseball in North Carolina. They wanted to incorporate rustic and baseball themes for their engagement session. I loved the bright yellow truck they used as a prop!       The post Whitney & David appeared first on WedLoft.
  • Jessica & Bill

    Michelle Cangemi
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    This morning we have another total DIY wedding to share with you.  Alison Kundratic Photography is here with photos and details from the wedding day… Alison:  Jessica & Bill were married on the coldest July day in 2013 (it was only 60 degrees!) at a farm outside of Green Bay/Shawano Wisconsin. Jessica along with her friends and family put together the centerpieces and decorations, and Jessica even baked the wedding cake and other desserts that were served at her wedding reception. The wedding was outside, and guests were seated on bales of hay. The reception was held inside the…
  • Pretty Palettes #89

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

  • Springtime Engagement Session with a Rolls – Katya and Vadim

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

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

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

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

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

  • {Engaged} Jill + Matt

    Lottie Fowler
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Excited to share these images by Charla Storey! Just adore this sweet couple and cannot wait until their beautiful wedding day at 809 at Vickery!
  • Old World Styled Shoot at Le San Michelle

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

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

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

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

  • Tropical Wedding Invitations: Debossed Leaves

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lovely Wedding Remembrances

    The Wedding Chicks
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Yellow and grey were the colors of the day, and such a cute day it turned out to be! Gorgeous blooms from DIRT Flowers, darling stationery from Paper Source, and a beautiful venue, Cross Timbers Winery, made the day all the more perfect. The cherry on top that sweetened up the wedding was the dessert bar featuring Zenzero Bakery and Sprinkles, with mason jar desserts! Be sure to scroll down to see the sweet and lovely wedding remembrances below. Help yourself to a second serving of sweetness from this wedding and view the full gallery here, splendidly photographed by June Bug Company. Where…
  • Ten Wedding Registry Items You Should Add

    jocey
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    How much fun are you having building your wedding registry? You’ve been meticulously planning out the perfect registry for months, and are all set with your beautiful dinnerware, your complete flatware set, new towels, that amazing mint colored mixer, and those adorable napkins. Now all the things you have been coveting for you new home will soon be yours! You might think you have everything you need, but we have a few  you might have missed. Here are our ten registry items we think you should add to your Macy’s Wedding Registry, that you may have forgotten about. Dish Rack That…
  • Breezy Beautiful Picnic Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Steffi and Marco selected a beautiful day to get married. The sun kissed the trees, a soft breeze made the leaves dance around at their beautiful easy going summer wedding. Steffi and Marco had a small outdoor ceremony, followed by a super relaxing picnic and BBQ to celebrate their love for each other. Love, love, love the details of this breezy beautiful picnic wedding and there’s still more to see! View the entire gallery here, perfectly photographed by Nadia Meli From the Vendors: It was really one of the best ideas I have ever come across on how to tie the knot. There were even some…
  • Colorful Tennessee Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jena and Trent were married surrounded by friends, family, lots of good food, and bright colors all held at The Governor’s Club in Tennessee. A carefree venue that made all their whimsical wedding could flow free. A stunning photo booth by Nashvegas Photobooths, moonshine jelly favors from The Honeybee Farm and Pantry, and our favorite aspect – an outdoor espresso bar from Beve Mobile Coffee maximized the fun for both the couple and their wonderful guests. Keep reading for some advice from the lovely bride and see more of this colorful Tennessee wedding in the full gallery here,…
  • This is Just to Say Stamps

    Kayla Smasne
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Tyr, of This Is Just To Say Stamps, is a rubber stamp artist in Stockholm, Sweden who custom designs and hand carves stamps for creative and fun-loving couples around the world. Tyr can accommodate any design and ships worldwide. This Is Just To Say Stamps will seal your wedding stationery with a personal touch and leave the perfect first wedding impression on your guests. View all of his stamp designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at his Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The…
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    Every Last Detail

  • Romantic & Eclectic Purple & Green Wedding

    Lauren
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The eclectic combination of modern and romantic style in this purple and green wedding from Ricky Stern Photography has absolutely won my heart! The bride and groom, Samantha and Chad, wanted to be sure to combine their personalities for their wedding design, and their wedding planner, Robyn Bruck Events, did an amazing job doing just that! Handmade details combined with lush, gorgeous florals and impeccable style make for a wedding that is both unique and stunning- you’re going to fall in love with it all!  What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your…
  • A Vintage Tennessee Pastel Wedding

    Lauren
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    A vintage style was the perfect option for Lindsey and David’s gorgeous pastel wedding that I have for you all today! Captured beautifully by The Collection, this couple met and fell in love in Nashville, so naturally they decided to have a destination wedding at one of the most amazing venues in Nashville, Cedarwood. Wanting something natural, sweet and simple, Lindsey chose a pastel color palette and paired it with vintage details, and the outcome was absolutely amazing… From the bride, Lindsey: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
  • Romantic Gold and White Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Romantic gold and white wedding ideas, rustic eclectic stylings, and the most stunning Chaviano Couture bridal gowns are all a part of today’s inspiration that was captured beautifully by Boon Vong Photography! Sit back and enjoy the gilded beauty- you’re going to love it! And a little behind-the-scenes video from Angle 3 Films… The floral crown is just gorgeous, don’t you think? And I love the gold and white details- simple, but still so very lovely! Are any of you planning on using gold in your own wedding? How will you be using it?   Vendors who made it all…
  • Eclectic Yellow and Turquoise Texas Wedding

    Carlee
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today’s Texas wedding from Shaina Sheaff Photography is filled with love, happiness, and a fabulously eclectic color palette of yellow and turquoise. Wanting a laid-back and relaxed vibe for their guests, Lauren and David chose a beautiful Texas vineyard as the location for their wedding weekend, which ended up inspiring a great deal of the wedding details. Lauren is here with us today sharing more about her wedding… What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? David and I had a year long engagement, and since I was in my final semester of…
  • Rustic Organic California Wedding

    Lauren
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Taking inspiration from their home countries and pairing it with their loves of food, the beach, and all things organic and rustic, Pooja & Kiminori’s California wedding is absolute perfection. Intimate and gorgeous, J Wiley Photography was there to capture all of the beauty, and lucky for us, we get to soak it all in! Pooja is here to share some of her insight about her wedding with us: What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? There is no doubt that our wedding planner, Andrea Randolph of Infinite Love Weddings was the backbone of all our…
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    One Stylish Bride - Ultimate Wedding Ideas

  • Rachael and Amon’s Fitzroy Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Looking for a Projector for Home Entertainment (TV / Cable, etc.) and trying to decide what to look for in a projector inexpensive. Essentially – If you want high definition, but do not want to spend much money, look for a 720p-capable unit. 720p HD is "officially", but not the much vaunted (not that great old word "ballyhooed"?) 1080, therefore, the 720p projectors will be much less expensive and still give you great results, especially if you intend size of the projected image will not be as large (80 "diag 16:09 will be an impressive size 720p, by the way.)…
  • Top News World

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Keep the joke going. . Add an additional yourself a dad comes home from work and children are exceptionally helpful and interested in getting Dad a good mood online. "Okay, guys. What's wrong with it .. What happened?" "Okay, I'd say. But do not say anything until we're done, okay?" "Well, Dad, we have good news and bad news .." "Good News, Dad.'ve Found a way to get more responsible .." "And the bad news .. We have a dog." "AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh" "The good news is that it was free. Followed us home."…
  • Spokane Entertainment

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    I'm going to Spokane, Washington on Monday with some friends. We are all 18 and are looking for any cheap entertainment (or free, if possible) for the day. We're taking a road trip to go see a movie at the IMAX or shopping at the mall, so please do not suggest anything like that. I'm looking for input from people who actually live in Spokane and know clean rooms vintage stores, mom and dad, and the like. Thanks for your help. Essentially – Well, there are plenty of simmering landscape departure. We are also just steps away from Lake Coeur D Alene Idaho. There is a car…
  • Fox Entertainment

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    I watched Fox News for the first time the other day. I recalled the tabloid, The Weekly World News. People do not really have the content of Fox News seriously, right? This is a serious question. So please do not start bashing liberal. I'm not a liberal, communist, gay, or a terrorist lover. Right? Each item reported on Fox News this program was clearly subjective. A talking head spent half an hour making mountains out of mole hills. I expected at any time to hear a report about two cows and space aliens landing in Yuma head. Do people who see this "news" show only oversee the…
  • Entertainment Center Armoire

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Looking wooden folding doors and room for both a TV and stereo components to be hidden. Catalogs I've seen had good material aspect, but they were too expensive. Prefer to find a good piece of furniture (not something weak) that is very well designed and built. I was happy to learn … Ethan Allen? Another Hard to find something real nice low 1500 bought a / v rack Bello and standing, I have to dust off a little more, but they have good racks and do not worry about my components overheating, if you have a lot of a / v equip pick a fan to put in your entertainment center to cool ur…
 
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  • Lauren & Blake – Ranch Wedding

    Bryan Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    These two blew me away the first time I met them. Immediately I felt a sense a carefree, curiosity toward life. They sincerely care about each other and those around them and it’s palpable when you’re in front of them. And they were so excited to be married. Just wait, their reaction after the first kiss at the end of the ceremony says it all. It’s with this sense of excitement that they approach each other and life. And thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring their day! Enjoy…
  • Cambodia

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

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

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

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

    Ajalon
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Life presents all kinds of adventures, some exciting, some daunting, and a whole lot of them stressful. Stress doesn’t always manifest out of negativity. Some of our happiest moments and achievements are stressful. You’re getting married. Let’s repeat that again: you’re getting married. What could be more joyous, thrilling, mind-boggling, and overwhelming than that?! Oh and let’s not forget stressful. You’ve got a lot on your plate. You have a lot of decisions to make and you have to make them now. You and your beau are tying the knot and it’s going…
  • So you Got Married in Vegas: How to Word Your Elopement Announcement

    Ajalon
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    People elope for many different reasons. Getting married is special and invigorating and we’re glad that you celebrate it the way you think is best. Whether you want a private ceremony, a stress free wedding with just you and your beau, or you’re just dying to get hitched by Elvis in good old Las Vegas, it’s still nice to send a post-Big Day announcement to your friends and family. Trust me, they love you. They’ll be happy to hear about your exciting and life-changing news. The question is how do you word your announcement? Yes, it’s true, feelings can be hurt…
  • Dragon’s Breath: Our 2014 Design ‘Teng’

    Ajalon
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    An elegant garland of delicate flowers, shy lanterns, and swirling smoke. Teng, our most recent design, is inspired by the iconic images of traditional Asian cultures. Columns like Japanese kanji creep up the sides of these regal invitations or  sneak across the page like a Chinese New Year dragon. The Thai lotus blossoms in this design and the Vietnamese festival lantern tassels hang down among the flowers. Where have we seen these images before? The misty forests of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, the peaks of Mount Huashan, the busy streets and fields during the Harvest Festival. Seal your…
  • A Candy Coated Bat Mitzvah

    Ajalon
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Candy is the timeless treat that can be enjoyed by all, but forever coveted by kids and teenagers. The dessert that is a treasure, a gift to be unwrapped for you and you alone. There’s something very special about candy. You can’t ignore the wild success of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and that was no mistake A whole wondrous world was opened up through the simple act of unwrapping a chocolate bar. Candy is a great theme for a Bat Mitzvah celebration, no matter what the budget may be. Candy comes in every color and shape (and flavor!) and can be selected…
  • Highlight Your Wedding Reception with Specialty Favor Boxes

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

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

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

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

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

    Rae Ann
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The height of sophistication, the Damask Wedding Theme will add elegance to your most important day. We've taken the classic black and white damask pattern and added a pop of color for pizzazz!  This makes damask a versatile theme that can easily utilize your favorite colors as accents. Add red accents for a stunning winter wedding theme, or robin egg blue in the spring.  It's a theme for any season. From top to bottom, left to right: Black and White Invitation Kit with Damask Border - Bordered by a classic black damask design, these white do-it-yourself invitation sheets are the perfect…
 
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  • HOT: 140 Wedding Labels for $4.99 Shipped!

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

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

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

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

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

  • diy Wedding Crafts: Golf Tee Boutonniere

    Kym
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A cute idea if your fiance loves golf! Or if you are getting married at the country club and plan to use the golf course as your backdrop.   If you cannot find your tees to match your wedding colors, simply buy white and spray paint the others to match.  You an add a few tees to your bridal bouquet.   You can get 50 tees for $4. Now that is a budget saver! Materials Needed: - Golf tees – Twine – boutonniere pin source: Flush Designs The post diy Wedding Crafts: Golf Tee Boutonniere appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving…
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Paper Bag Flower Vase

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Are these not cute? What a great project from A Bubbly Life. We can certainly say this is a budget friendly craft project.  Just use your imagination and start creating. You could also do garden names. Use herbs instead of flowers.  If you love to travel you could match state names with corresponding state flowers. Materials Needed: - Brown paper bags - Markers or stamps - Flowers - Vases or tall drinking glass to hold flowers.  Note:  If the vase is too short, the flowers will cause the bag to bend. source:  A Bubbly Life The post diy Wedding Crafts: Paper Bag Flower Vase appeared first…
  • How To Cover Cupcakes With Poured Fondant

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you are considering doing your own wedding cupcakes here is a great tutorial to show you how. In this tutorial you will see how to cover cupcakes with poured fondant. Materials Needed: White fondant Apricot jam Hot boiling water Cupcakes (firm cupcakes works best) Pastry brush Teaspoon Heat proof bowls Optional: Flavorings and food coloring Photography & Project:  CakeJournal The post How To Cover Cupcakes With Poured Fondant appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Easter Cake Eggs: Cake Filled Eggshells Recipe

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  30 mins recipe source: Dabbled Check out this step-by-step video: The post Easter Cake Eggs: Cake Filled Eggshells Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Flower Arrangements in Eggshells

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Materials Needed: Eggs Room-temperature water Eggcups Small cuttings of flowers Instructions: Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside. Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability. Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas). Individually or grouped together in a centerpiece, these tiny arrangements make a wonderful addition to the place settings at your table. source:  Martha Stewart The post diy Wedding Crafts: Flower…
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  • Wedding Venues in Puglia, Italy ✈ Spotlight

    Amy
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    It seems like an age since we last featured a Venue Spotlight, so today we’re taking a trip to the area of Puglia, or the “heel” of Italy. This region is an especially beautiful part of Italy. It possesses large flat expanses of countryside dotted with lovely hilltop villages, and the venues we look at today all have amazing settings. Surrounded by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, the coastline in this area is never far away making it a wonderful place to visit and travel for both wedding guests and honeymooners alike. Bari international airport is an hour’s drive…
  • A Backyard, Countryside Wedding in France

    Lindsay
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    While enjoying a morning picnic looking out over Sydney Harbour, a very romantic proposal unfolded as Patrick got down on one knee to pop the question to Claire. Of course, she said yes and today, we’re the lucky ladies who get to share their relaxed countryside wedding in France! In a happy turn of events, Claire’s mother revealed a hidden talent for wedding planning so the couple didn’t need to hire a planner, and in another serendipitous twist, the date that suited most guests for the wedding day turned out to be exactly one year from the date they got engaged! Amazing.
  • Warm Summer Wedding Inspiration

    Amy
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! We have a warm summer inspiration board for your today: in honor of Easter I wanted to do a bright and cheery combination of hues. I had one with dashes of yellow in mind but it just didn’t seem to want to come together. Instead what appeared was a warm tonal board with a neutral base and pops of dark raspberry that I think would be perfect for a summer wedding. Inspired by the tone and texture of the Temperley gown below, images with ivories, beiges, pale peaches and blush kept catching my eye as well as those with small traces of darker…
  • New York Bridal Week Favorites 2014

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

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

    Kelly
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The glamour of an all-white wedding is undeniable, and in the case of Tatiana and Valdrin’s wedding, it pairs so well with the incredible ballroom setting. Champagne, white and other neutral tones combined with gold and silver which accentuated the luxe feel to this classic back tie affair. I love the elaborate beading and detailing in Tatiana’s Lazaro gown bodice — the perfect topper to an incredibly layered skirt! Tatiana + Valdrin | September 29, 2013 | Rochelle, New York | Dress Listing: Lazaro 3100/3063 The Ceremony Our ceremony was outside overlooking the water. It was…
  • Plan Like A Pro | Annie Lee from Daughter of Design

    Josie
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’ve long been fans of Annie Lee and the gorgeous weddings she plans at New York City’s Daughter of Design.  Annie’s signature is understated elegance and her work can be found everywhere – Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Brides, and People Magazine to name a few.  Daughter of Design planned the 1st New Year’s Eve wedding in Times Square, 14 Valentine’s Day weddings atop the Empire State Building, and the 2012 Fall Knot Gala at the New York Public Library. Her talents made these events, and all that she plans, both personal and unforgettable.
  • Pnina Tornai | Designer Profile

    Kelly
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    To many, a Pnina Tornai wedding dress is the ultimate in bridal opulence. Think: attention getter. Think: show stopper. Think: Pnina. If the name Pnina Tornai is familiar, it’s most likely because you have caught an episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” Kleinfeld, the famous New York City bridal boutique that stars in the show and Pnina gowns are synonymous. The destination bridal salon has been the exclusive seller of Pnina Tornai wedding dresses in the United States since 2005, with a special boutique inside the store dedicated solely to Pnina’s gowns. In…
  • Bridesmaid Dresses | Inspiration

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

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

    Alyx
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    In the research for the wedding dress brides think that the wedding outfit is a one day to wear dress so it is understandable to want something cheaper, affordable. That’s one reason for what the renting idea is so popular nowadays. But you want to keep that dress, to make a tradition out of this and no matter the reasons you want to have your dress. Cheap dresses from Brazil may be the perfect alternative for you. Source: aliexpress.com   Reinvented wedding dress Correlated with a high class look and an intricate manual work the wedding dress is high on a pedestal appreciated.
  • The most expensive wanna have champagnes

    Alyx
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    The wedding time is that moment when celebrating time that deserves proper attention. In the name of elegance that you love and which defines the wedding champagne is probably one of the most desirable drinks types. And if you do choose something like this at least to be of high class one, wedding French champagne.   Source: weddingchicks.com     Most expensive champagne types The right definition of champagne is all about France after all. For those that don’t know this type of drink is specific to Champagne, a region from France. Hence we know that there are so many…
  • Halloween iinspired wedding

    Alyx
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Brides prefer the unique style for everything and mostly for their wedding outfit. Inspired by nature, by the period of time, by the holidays season some may want the wedding Halloween costumes. It sounds strange for some and indeed not everyone may like something like this. Hence spontaneous ones, those who want a Las Vegas wedding will surely be interested. Source: greenbrideguide.com     Scary look, costume ideas Wedding Halloween costumes is a chance to put your creativity to contribution. It is a wide range of options and onyl the sky is the limit. Here are a few ideas to…
  • Last days before getting married are memorable

    Alyx
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    Tradition says that before getting married the last night should be a real celebration. Another reason to party and so the bachelorette party is something no bride to be wants to skip. The thematic exists but there must be action too so you better start thinking at fun bachelorette party ideas. Source: tipjunkie.com     Party planning Start with things you correlate with the bride to be. There must be something surprising for her but not that way as to shock her. Don’t call for the strippers unless you know her to be open minded. Some fun bachelorette party ideas may be about:…
  • Willing to ruin the photo session? Just for fun!

    Alyx
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Weddings are too serious at a moment. Too many crying sessions, too many people admiring the bride. Some feel like doing something else, approaching this in a different manner. And we can’t blame them as after all they identify with a funny style and want from the wedding a memorable thing. That beside the marriage of course. So they plan a funny bride photos session. Source: izismile.com     It happened that way vs. making it so Funny bride photos can be the secret plan of the photographer surprising very well some reactions. Let’s say we understand that brides are bridezillas…
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  • Use Squarespace To Create A Stunning Wedding Website With Ease

    Jen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s just no fun to try to navigate around a poorly designed + confusing wedding website. With so much info being online these days, one of the most important planning elements of your wedding will be creating an inviting virtual space where all of the important details of your day can live. And since your wedding styling + design is super important to you, wouldn’t it be great if you could easily design a wedding website that matches the aesthetic of your day? We’re happy to tell you that with Squarespace, you can! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts…
  • DIY Macrame Hanging

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    We are excited to share this DIY for a macrame hanging from Michelle Edgemont! If you loved our Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding with macrame details earlier – here’s your chance to make some fun macrame details for your own wedding or just a fun piece to hang on your walls! This hanging makes a perfect backdrop piece, or even pretty chair decor, which we’ll share style at the end of the post. Here’s how to make one… See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love DIY: Papel Picado FlagsDIY: Ombre Fabric BackdropDIY: Boho BuntingDIY:…
  • New Invitations from Love Vs. Design + A Giveaway!

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    For those of you who have been reading GWS for a while, you’ve surely seen a post or two featuring paper pretties from Love vs. Design! For all you newbies, allow us to give you a quick introduction to this great wedding resource. Love vs. Design is an online wedding stationery boutique, offering modern + rustic wedding invitations, save the dates, day of accessories and more. There are so many design styles to choose from, ranging from non-traditional + playful to classic + formal. All designs are printed on premium or ultra double thick paper stock, and are sure to set just the right…
  • Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding: Daniella + Ross

    Jen
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Daniella + Ross had one primary goal for their gorgeous + colorful Palm Springs wedding – We wanted to draw people into our world. And that they did, building a day that was filled with items that reflected their fun personalities and details they found to be special + unique. You guys just might find yourselves a little bit speechless while scrolling through these gorge images captured by Joielala. The florals by Shotgun Floral Studio are completely out of this world + every last styling element was beautifully executed by the ever-talented team at Enjoy Events Co. The Enjoy ladies…
  • Pretty in Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You’ve all seen the movie Pretty in Pink, yes? Well, today’s beautiful styled shoot was inspired by this classic film, which defined high school love in the 80′s! Complete with a pale pink wedding dress, shimmery sequin textiles and, of course, cassette tapes, it’s the best of throwbacks, but adapted into the prettiest form of wedding inspiration. There are definitely more than few great ideas to pin from this one! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Romantic Textural Wedding InspirationAn Autumn Sunset Bridal SoireeRomantic…
 
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  • Tie Choices for the Groom

    Alan Viau
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Men are now choosing to wear a suit over a tuxedo for their wedding. Over the 10 years that I’ve officiated weddings, I’ve seen the trend towards suits growing. What makes the suit for the groom is their choice of tie. The purple of the guys’ ties, pocket squares and glasses match the girls’ dresses. The girls’ orange glasses and flowers match the guys’ socks. I was at the Ottawa Wedding Show where menswear vendors were displaying their fashions for grooms. Both had tuxedo rentals. However, the folks at Tip Top Tailors told me that an overwhelming number…
  • Siren’s Song Ear Cuff as Wedding Jewelry

    Alan Viau
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Siren’s Song Ear Cuff is both graceful and dramatic and can be worn on either the right or the left ear with two completely different looks. This antique bronze ear cuff is 1 7/8″ long. Make a splash and swim with the Mermaids! (Diamond not included.)Marty Magic Ear Cuffs and Ear Wraps require no piercings. An Ear Cuff clips to the cartilage at the edge of the ear. Marty’s designs are whimsical and sculptural, carefully crafted and cast in solid sterling silver, bronze or special order in 14K gold. They easily fit most ears are guaranteed to delight you and your friends.
  • 10 Tips for Brightening Up Your Wedding Venue on a Dreary Day

    Alan Viau
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: rain on her wedding day. Even brides whose weddings and receptions are indoors fear even the slightest hint of mist. If you’re planning on holding everything from the marriage ceremony to the throwing of the bouquet outdoors, though…pick your favorite pun or cliché. You get the idea. They look pretty happy even with the umbrella, don’t they! Photo Credit: Tom7 What matters isn’t keeping yourself up nights worrying about getting soaked to the bone as you walk down the aisle. What matters is coming up with a few…
  • Skull and Crossbones Etched Glass Sand Ceremony Mason Jar With Matching Mugs

    Alan Viau
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    A pair of Bride and Groom mason jar mugs, these are on 16 oz. mason jar type glass mugs, PLUS a 32oz. Sand Ceremony Jar!! They make great wedding gifts. This is for two glasses! PLUS the Sand Ceremony Jar!! Send us your ideas and we will blast them into reality. Click on photo for ETSY shop Filed under: Ceremony, Etsy Products Tagged: love, news, unity ceremony, wedding ceremony, wedding ideas
  • Cheri and Neil’s Wedding at Billings Estate

    Alan Viau
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Cheri and Neil had a beautiful Billings Estate Wedding! But first a little back ground because this is cool… I only had the opportunity to meet these guys face to face a few days before the wedding since before that, all we did was communicate through email and Skype. I’m pretty sure that about half of that communication was only so that Cheri could remind me that it was 30C there at home in Singapore while we were still struggling through winter. Yes she was mean to me… Cheri & Neil initially met in Japan while teaching English. Neil was from Northern England and Cheri from Port…
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  • Emerald Rush: Fresh Fashion, Fresh Scent

    Nicole Denton
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caress via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress. Emerald has been taking over runways and weddings for the past couple of years — it was even the 2013 color of the year! So when Caress jumped on the trend and released its Emerald RushTM Fresh Collection Body Wash, I was thrilled to get a chance to try it out! As someone who has used Caress body wash for years, I’m always interested in trying out the great new scents they release. As expected,…
  • {Real Wedding} Lauren & Chris’ Purple DIY Wedding

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

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

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

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

  • PERSONALIZED AND PLAIN RIBBON

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

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

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

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

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

  • Romona Keveza Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

    Belle The Magazine
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Today I'm super excited to share with you one of my favorite designers' new collection, Romona Keveza . For Spring 2015 Keveza presents two different chapters of her collection; the Romana Keveza Spring 2015 - a chic and sophisticated array of gorgeous gowns, and Legends by Romona Keveza Spring 2015 - a collection that houses a plethora of romantic numbers. From modern metallic belts and asymmetrical one-shoulder bodices to lace appliques and flowy fabrics, you are in for a treat with Romona Keveza Spring 2015 wedding dresses. Scroll down and enjoy all the bridal fashion beauty!Romona Keveza…
  • Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner: A Look that Will Fit your Style and Budget

    Belle The Magazine
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    As any previous bride will tell you, finding the perfect wedding dress is much like finding your soulmate. It must accentuate your personality and personal style. It must feel like it was meant just for you and no one else. So, if you’ve been on the endless search, but have had zero luck, then today is the day you say “I do” to Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner.  For her 2014 Collection Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner brings all of the features we love on a perfect wedding gown to make sure you will look amazing on your big day!The Exquisite Fabrics displayed through every gown will have…
  • 12 Stunning Wedding Bouquets - 28th Edition

    Belle The Magazine
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Every year, we look forward to spring and summer for one reason only, the blooms! Since spring and summer only make up half of the year, it is only fitting to do a monthly round-up of 12 Stunning Wedding Bouquets to honor one of our favorite aspects of a wedding, florals. And, since we all know that a woman only becomes a bride after she has the perfect bouquet in her hands, we have gathered this month’s latest & greatest floral obsessions for your viewing and inspiration pleasure. Get ready wedding aficionados, we’re in for a colorful, sweet scented, lush ride into a world of spring…
  • Burlap & Rustic Charm Timeless Wedding

    Belle The Magazine
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Pebble & Pine Photography sent over a sweet surprise all the way from British Columbia, Canada to get our inspiration juices flowing this lovely Monday morning. If you’re a fan of outdoor weddings, rustic charm, and burlap, you’ve come to the right place! A play on nature, Lindsay & Mike showered their guests with neutral color palettes, burlap table runners, and exquisite florals to compliment the gorgeous scenery. If you’re undecided on a theme for your upcoming summer soiree, just take a tip from nature. The colors, textures, and even the branches or leaves on the floor can…
  • Engagement Session: Rowing Away Into Love

    Belle The Magazine
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    In a world full of lush greens, love, and one adorably happy couple, Deedra Pike Photography takes us to an engagement session styled around the couple's love of rowboats and vintage bikes. With spring in full bloom all we every hope for are outdoor shoots to take us away into a world of sunshine, greens, flowers, fresh air and so much love. So you can imagine our excitement when we received this magical little number reminiscent of 'The Notebook.' This is what we call romantic! VENDORSPhotographer: Deedra Pike Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
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  • St. John USVI Honeymoons, St. John Villa for Destination Weddings

    lesleycohen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Back again from St. John in the US Virgin Islands. We’ve visited St. John about 8 times in the last 10 years. St. John feels like a home away from home for us… but even with so many repeated trips we find something different to do and see every time.  This time we grabbed sandwiches to-go from Baked in the Sun (delicious), checked out ZoZo’s new location at Caneel Bay and finally saw the Petroglyphs in person. There are a few activities in St. John we do again and again… Painkillers at the Beach Bar…dinner at Rhumblines… renting a dingy to check out…
  • Asheville North Carolina Wedding Venues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • bridalmusings: Such a naturally beautiful bride with a cute...

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    bridalmusings: Such a naturally beautiful bride with a cute pixie cut! (via A Blogger’s Creative & Unique DIY Wedding | Bridal Musings | A Chic and Unique Wedding Blog)
  • A Spring Wedding in Robin’s Egg Blue Thinking blue for...

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    A Spring Wedding in Robin’s Egg Blue Thinking blue for your wedding? You’re not alone. According to The Knot, 35% of brides choose blue for their weddings.  We love a Robin’s Egg Blue (our Blue Box and Pool) for a Spring wedding. Check out these styles in this popular hue: 7265S 7267L 7293L 7262S 511 7274S 8515L 7291L
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    16 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Introducing Alfred Angelo’s Fall 2014 Collection Alfred Angelo’s Fall 2014 Collection is full of 1950s-vintage inspiration with a chic, modern twist. You’ll see tons of mixed fabrics, jeweled embellishments, and natural waistlines to flatter your figure. For more information, visit www.alfredangelo.com.
  • Jumping into the Hottest Trend Debby Ryan, of the Disney...

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

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

  • Kelly & Chris Sweet and Dreamy with an Edge E-session

    Cynthia
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    How’s that for an opening image? The truth is it was so hard to pick a photo from this shoot to start the post with because everything. is. just. too. STUNNING! Kelly and Chris are obviously crazy for one another – it shows in every single shot as you’ll see – and Daniel Lanton with Darkershadesofbrown Photography captured those emotions to dreamy perfection. By the way, if you think the photographic style looks familiar, that’s because Daniel is also responsible for the fantastic Tim Burton-inspired e-session that I shared last week! Please enjoy.
  • Christina & James’ Creative and Crafty DIY Garden Wedding

    Cynthia
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate the holiday! I have another special treat so you DIY fans better get those virtual pins ready. If you think the adorable couple seems familiar, that’s because you’ve already met them here last year when I featured their Frolicsome E-session in the Art-and-Graffiti-lined Streets of Williamsburg. Well it turns out that Christina and James aren’t only a fun couple, they’re artistic too, and today you’ll get to witness their gorgeous garden wedding at a charming B&B in New Jersey. A lot of the lovely rustic decor and…
  • Michelle & Bradley’s Dreamy and Cinematic Tim Burton-inspired E-Session

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

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

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

    Cole Roberts
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    A store, a new network in Sweden and a workshop announcement.   Since we started Nordica in 2009, we’ve discussed selling prints and books. It has always been on our wish list, but the timing was never right. We’re ready now, though, and have big plans for our new online store: NordicaStore.com We introduced the store recently and to start with, we’re offering prints, books, and some new options for workshops. This is merely the beginning for our store, and we’re quite excited to watch this grow. Aside from launching the store, we have been invited to join…
  • Auckland Wedding Photographer // Kate & Liam

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

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

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

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

  • Mariló + Darío’s Doctor Who Inspired Engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Studio 50

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wedding Planning To-Do List #22: Remaining Items To Plan

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

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

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

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

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

    Allison Grossman
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Denise and Jeff’s California wedding was the perfect blend of traditional Jewish customs and upscale elegance. Photography by Holman Photography, LLC. Set amongst the backdrop of its golf course, the San Francisco Olympic Club was the ideal locale for a springtime wedding. Everything from the chuppah to the centerpieces complimented the late March affair, with plenty of greenery, flowers, and airy elegance. The couple’s welcoming personalities and infectious love for each other was contagious throughout the night, making for an incredibly spirited evening. This cowboy hat veil was an…
  • Romantic Beach-Side Jewish Wedding

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

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

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

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

  • We’re having a Contest! Win Your Own Personalized Ketubah & Mazel Tov Glass!

    Michele
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    We want to hear your engagement story. Mazel Tov to all of you in the planning phase of your Modern Jewish (or Interfaith) Wedding. This #contest is just for you. Submit your story of approximately 300 words along with at least one picture of the two of you right here! You have between now and […]
  • Colorado Modern Interfaith Wedding from Beth Photography

    Michele
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    October Outdoor Wedding in Golden, Colorado=Brave Couple! Jenny & Mark had a quirky interfaith wedding in the college town of Golden. The Modern Interfaith Wedding Details The personal spin that Jenny & Mark put on their wedding ceremony and reception makes this a Modern Jewish Wedding from beginning to end. Staring with their dress Jenny […]
  • Monday Morning Inspiration: Here Comes the Guest

    Michele
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    All Dressed In… Guest Post by Modern Jewish Wedding Stylist, Shelley Riley of Shell Styling & Closet Therapy Here we are already in April, where has the time gone?  April means that we are officially in “wedding season”, if you don’t know someone getting married in the next 4 months or so, every last person […]
  • 10 Tips for Modern Jewish Eco-Friendly Wedding Planning

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

    Michele
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Win your Ketubah from Ketubah.Com and your very own Mazel Tov Glass from MazelTovGlass.Com Spring has sprung.  We have celebrated two nights of Seder, when we acknowledge the circle of life, new beginnings and journeys, that means at Modern Jewish Wedding offices’ it is time to raise a glass to all of our newly engaged […]
 
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    3D-Memoirs

  • DIY Mommy to BEE Baby Shower

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 TEN MINUTE TRICKS TO A CLEAN HOUSE.

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    After sharing a few post on our house like our DIY polka dot dining room and easter at our house I have gotten lots of comments about how neat and tidy our house is.  Oh if you could hear me laugh!  I promise you our house is not always neat and tidy, if Tilly's been out playing you can pretty much see the wake of destruction as she's moved from one area to the next. There's toys strewn everywhere, ottomans out of place, random socks, shoes and jumpers lying over the floor and then there is probably some of my projects that I'm working piling up on the workspaces I know she can't…
  • OUR EGG HUNT IN THE PARK.

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Hi my lovelies, Its sunday night here and I'm about to go to bed (Matilda has been up teething for the past couple of nights so I've got to get some sleep in before the night shift starts - lol) Anyway I wanted to show you these cute pictures we took in the park today.  After Matilda woke up from her nap we took her over for a little easter egg hunt for one.   Did I tell you she tried chocolate today?  Just a little bit.  She loooooved it.  I think she's got my genes there!  I managed to eat my whole easter present by 11am. Whoops.  Matilda, don't follow…
  • 5 PLAY IDEAS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE EASTER WEEKEND.

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Happy Friday my friends!  For all of you back home in Australia its a 4 day weekend (no such luck here in the states I'm sad to report) You lucky things!  So I thought I'd round the week of with 5 play ideas to keep the kids occupied over the easter break.  And better yet, its stuff you already have in your home (just like this cool make it rain in the bathtub colander idea) or you could whip up in a couple of minutes (say hello to the salt in a pan etcha sketcha) We are off to an egg hunt in Old Town right now so I'll sign off and say I hope you have a great easter filled with…
  • MAKING FAMILY MEMORIES - EASTER AT OUR HOUSE.

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

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

  • Bitcoin wedding celebrant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • MR & MRS WEILBACH |nutcracker parys wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Getting Married and Out of Debt

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

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

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

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

    Valera
    22 Dec 2013 | 11:57 pm
    To create the ideal special day, every detail has to be planned out perfectly. These details include the music that will be played at your ceremony and reception. Many people think their only the traditional ways of doing things, but the truth is that it is your wedding and you can choose to be as creative as you like. Customizing the music, especially for your ceremony is just one way to add a unique touch to your big event without going over the top. Ceremony Music When it comes to the ceremony, there are several options that are available as far as music goes. While going with traditional…
 
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  • Ask The Experts – Wedding Entertainment: What Does Your Money Buy You in 2014? From Alive Network

    boho
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
      Choosing the entertainment for your wedding can sometimes be a real head scratcher. There are so many options out there for you to choose from and so many different price ranges. But what can you get for the budget you have? and what do you need for your dream wedding entertainment option? Today I  have enlisted the help of wedding entertainment agency Alive Network to shed some light on this rather daunting of topics to help guide you along the entertainment budget highway!     ‘Planning your wedding budget can seem like an endless waiting game for quotes to come in,…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 97

    boho
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
        Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx   The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 97 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Heather and Damian’s New Year’s Eve Wedding. By Claire Penn Photography

    Bran .
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    Today I have a gorgeous New Year’s Eve Wedding for you courtesy of Claire Penn Photography. This stunning Lancashire wedding is full of chic mismatched accessories that Heather the bride describes as  ‘stuff I liked’. She chose trinkets and accessories that she would like to see in her own house in colours of greys, creams and antique silver mixed with a little bit of blush to soften the tones. With the venue a definite from as long as Heather could remember, the rest of the wedding planning fell into place with a bit of help from Heather’s mother. Throw in the New…
  • Boho Loves: Be Chic Hair Accessories – Win a £100 Gift Card

    boho
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I do love a competition on the Blog and today I am over the moon as I have a wonderful giveaway for you from BeChic Accessories. Hana From Be Chic has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader a Gift card worth £100 to spend on any item in the Be Chic Etsy shop! Be Chic design and make and a whole host of gorgeous hair accessories, hats and hair bands, all with a stunning vintage edge, suitable for many a bride! Competition Give Away Details Prize value: £100 gift card for purchase of any item at www.etsy.com/shop/BeChicAccessories How to Win Pop Over to the Be Chic Facebook page and…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 96

    boho
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2014 – Quote 96 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Episode #15 – Creating A Killer Brand With Alex Beadon

    Heidi Thompson
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Alex Beadon does video marketing & branding SO well so I wanted to bring her on the podcast to discuss how she does it. The idea of a brand is vague and unclear to a lot of people but by the end of this episode you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to develop your own killer brand. Today’s Guest: Alex Beadon   Alex Beadon is an entrepreneur who teaches passionate business owners how to create Killer Impressions within their businesses so that they can attract the right kind of people who will turn into customers and raving fans. She is fascinated by what makes…
  • How To Deal With Decreasing Organic Reach On Your Facebook Page

    Heidi Thompson
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It’s no secret that the organic reach of your posts on your Facebook page has decreased – drastically. There’s been a lot of bitching about it all across the interwebs but let’s focus on what to do instead of complaining. After all, we’ve all had a free lunch for a really long time and Facebook is a publicly traded business responsible for making money & creating profit for shareholders. I want to talk about the place that Facebook should have in your business for a moment. You don’t own Facebook, so it’s essentially rented land and we all know…
  • Episode #14 – Copywriting That Speaks To The Heart With Nikki Groom

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

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

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

    Rosie
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    For the ultimate girly girl, pink and green is the perfect color combo! Accent with a hint of gold for a glamorous pink and green bridal shower your bestie will swoon over. A cursive green bridal shower invitation by Wedding Paper Divas  is always a nice addition! Love the inspiration? Tablescape: Style Me Pretty | Pink and Green Outfit: Pinterest | Bridal Shower Invite: Wedding Paper Divas | Pink Cake: Tumblr | Arm Candy: We Heart It |
  • Vintage Bridal Shower in Old Town Alexandria

    Rosie
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s a vintage happy hour bridal shower in honor of bride-to-be, Lauren! I’m kind of jealous from the amount of creative friends bride-to-be Lauren has to be quite honest. Stationery, styling, photography, invitation, and paper details all by Lauren’s artisanal friends. Rachel of Sweet Root Village drew inspiration from Lauren’s vintage dress and vintage glassware obsession. Lauren also had her hand in creating her gorgeous floral corsage (it’s a total eye-catcher!). And how super sweet is the unmentionables note included in the invite. Pretty nifty right? I…
  • Bridal Shower Seating Ideas

    Cassandra
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Troy Grover Photographers via Poise Boston   It’s bridal shower season, and there are so many things to think about when planning this sweet soiree: the decorations, which invites to send out, what games to play. But there’s one small thing many people don’t consider…the seating arrangements. Whether you’re planning a small get-together or large extravaganza, it’s important to think about where guests will be seated during the meal and/or gift opening time. Some ideas to keep in mind: Keep guests interacting with each other. This goes for assigned seats and more casual…
  • Spring Bachelorette Party Cocktails

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

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

  • 6 Fun, Family-Friendly Destination Wedding Resorts Everyone Will Like

    Amy Hubbard
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    We’re big proponents of picking a wedding resort based on the ages and interests of your guests. It’s a particularly important piece of advice for couples traveling with families, whether it’s their own extended clan or good friend bringing kids to the wedding. As most of us can attest to firsthand, the average 3 year old has the attention span of, say, roughly three minutes, so finding a resort with no shortage of fun is key to ensuring everyone’s sanity. But hey, we think you should be having a ball, too! That’s why we’re rounding up some of our favorite family-friendly…
  • Unique of the Week: Mint and Blush Color Inspiration

    Kim Wheeler
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    For this week's unique of the week, we're totally loving this fresh combination of cool pastels. With its light, airy feel, mint and blush is one of our favorite color combinations this Spring, and we especially adore it for a beach wedding. So elegant and romantic! Invitations - Etsy / Groom Attire - Revel / Bridesmaid Dress & Bouquet - Revel / Cake - Erica OBrien Cake Design / Bottle Escort Cards - Burnetts Boards / Cake Topper - Etsy
  • 14 Fast & Easy Destination Wedding Etiquette Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Penelope Cullen
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:46 am
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  • Most Desired

    Penelope Cullen
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:17 am
    We all know essential footwear for every bride on her wedding; is a beautifully designed set of high heels that make her feel a million dollars. But as designers, designs become even more creatively amazing and lets admit it us ladies are addicted to skyscraper heels and desire their beautiful creations. We hear you asking yourself the question; “how can I get thorough my wedding day wearing these pretties?”. Keeping your feet in peek condition so your still able to dance the night away is high on any brides agenda and even the most accomplished heel wearers can be unsteadied by…
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    U Me Us Studios

  • Napa V Sattui Winery Engagement Session | Cherylyn + Russell

    Evonne and Darren
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We had such a great time at this Napa V Sattui Winery engagement session with Cherylyn and Russell.  They also brought their 2-year-old daughter, Cadynce, with them on the shoot… so it was fun to see her in some of the photos! We spent most of the time at the winery, but as the sun was setting, we drove down the street to this yellow mustard green field to finish off the session.  At one point, Darren had to stand on the hood of Russell’s SUV to get the full field of the mustard greens, but the colors were absolutely gorgeous! Oh, and of course the session is a little sweeter…
  • Wedding Venue: Casa La Vista in Puerto Vallarta

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

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

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

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

    Bency George
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    The average price of weddings in many countries continues to rise especially in big cities. Because of this, brides are trying to find some means to spend their money smartly. Although lush bouquets of peonies, garden roses and dahlias may be available at higher price tags, you can make use of some simple ways for cutting costs and scoring affordable wedding flowers without compromising your special occasion’s look. Use In-Season Flowers Even if you can buy your favorite flowers that bloom all year round, being able to stick with in-season flowers that grow within your area can surely…
  • A Peek Into The World Of Chinese Wedding Rings

    aiowedding
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Wedding is a special celebration which lasts up to a lifetime. And there could not be anything better than a wedding ring which serves as an epitome of commitment, love and trust between the two partners. Since 11th century, the ritual of exchanging wedding rings has been practiced with utmost excitement and passion. And one Asian country vehemently follows this tradition of wedding rings. Well, you guessed it right; it’s none other than China. As the ritual of exchange of wedding rings is prominent in China, the Chinese wedding rings are also very popular. The land of the mystical dragons…
  • 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Catering Services for Wedding Event

    Bency George
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you are planning to organize a wedding event or party, then it is advisable to take help of professional catering company to make your event, a memorable one. It is very important to approach the right wedding caterer to make sure that all the catering requirements for the event are carried out in the best way. Nowadays, several people prefer to go with quality catering service providers to meet food requirements for all kinds of gatherings, parties, events or festivities. No matter, whether a person plans to host an event indoor or outdoor, he/she needs to choose the best quality of…
  • Processional songs guaranteed to have your groom in tears

    aiowedding
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    You and your h2b have no doubt put a lot of thought into your first dance song, but one of your most important pieces of wedding music is the processional. It’s the piece of music that will be playing when your groom first lays eyes on you as a bride, and what will play as you walk down the aisle towards him. If you’re determined to get his lower lip trembling, then you need that music to be emotional – here are a few of our suggestions for processional songs that will have him feeling overwhelmed! Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol It goes without saying that a lot of grooms won’t be swept…
  • The most romantic wedding readings

    aiowedding
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    If you and your h2b are lovers of literature, then fiction is a great place to look for your wedding readings. We’ve gathered six of our favourite wedding readings from books to inspire you! The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with…
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  • Contemporary Fall Engagement Session in Waterloo | Erica and Matt

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Erica has one of those strong, intense gazes that just mesmerize you. Think Lagertha Lodbrok from the History Channel’s show, Vikings. Erica had blond hair the first time I met her and Matt and seriously, she could be a dead ringer for Lagertha. They even have similar voice tones (but maybe that’s just in my […]
  • Toronto Street Photography | Personal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Shireen Louw
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    When your wildest dreams come true, you really have to pinch yourself and just smile and be grateful! As a photographer you do want people to love what you create. Photography is a creative output and definitely one of the things I use to express myself! There is nothing more rewarding than a bride being over the moon with her wedding photographs and when people compliment you it definitely gives you a boost to keep on improving and creating awesome images. So when the Fairy Tale Magazine contacted  me wanting to feature a wedding inside their magazine, and then…on top of that……
  • How You’re Ruining Your Own Wedding.

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

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

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

    Shireen Louw
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Dewald & Lindi tied the knot on a gorgeous day in the West Coast. Buffelsfontein Game Lodge was the location of choice and what a beautiful setting it was. I got to know Lindi & Dewald a little bit on a more personal note before their wedding day, and let me tell you, if you are looking for two people who could not WAIT to get married to one another, you have found them. These two are very much in love and it shows. There was so many laughs and fun moments during the couple shoot, as well as during the entire day. (Look out for the photos at the Lion Camp) The gorgeous touch of yellow…
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  • Sareh Nouri Wedding Dresses Spring 2015 Collection

    Nicole Zhang
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Lavish fabrics and laces, intricate bead work and floral embroidery, the latest Spring 2015 bridal collection of Sareh Nouri wedding dresses perfectly mixes classic feminine silhouettes with modern sophisticated cuts. See the collection below!
  • Lazaro Wedding Dresses Spring 2014 Collection

    Nicole Zhang
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    “Lazaro Perez, designer of the Lazaro and Tara Keely collections, is known for his impeccable fit and glamorous collections featuring exquisite beading and embroidery with dramatic silhouettes.” See the complete Lazaro wedding dresses Spring 2014 collection below!
  • Creative Wedding Cakes

    Nicole Zhang
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Your wedding cake is a special part of your big day. So before you smash it into your significant other’s face, make sure it’s a unique one! We have found some incredibly cute and creative wedding cakes you’ll love from Steel Penny Cakes, Pennsylvania. Start scrolling and get inspired!
  • (New!) Lasted Wedding Hairstyles for Inspiration

    Nicole Zhang
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Here, another round of the hottest wedding hairstyles fresh from the talented Elstile, be the best-tressed on your big day with these stunning hair inspiration!
  • A Magnificent Ballroom Wedding from Jodi of Evoke DC

    Evoke DC
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This drop-dead gorgeous DC wedding is just one of the millions of reasons why we love our jobs here at MODwedding. I’m swooning big-time over the brilliant design details created by our fabulous friend, Jodi Moraru of EVOKE. With Justine Ungaro behind the lens, you’re guaranteed a gallery full of wedding inspiration! From Jodi… Julie and Zach’s Fall Wedding at the Willard in Washington D.C. incorporated many things they love. The vision for this Wedding was a Fall inspired enchanted forest, hinting at a midsummer night’s dream. The Willard Room was the perfect space…
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  • 3 things I love about my job…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    louise
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    So, you might know by now I have a little crush on film photography.  There’s just something about the softness & light that seems to perfectly fit the romance of a wedding day.  And I think it’s rather lovely this twenties-inspired celebration was captured on film by talented Charlie of CKB Photography – a medium […]
  • The New Romantic Issue: The Beauty

    louise
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Just how gorgeous is the soft, natural look Ana created for our New Romantic bride?  Well, today you can learn to recreate the look yourself in our next Style Guide Tutorial!  For weddings with soft romantic creams, blushes and golds this is a dreamy look which will work with your overall palette.  If you want […]
  • Happy Easter

    louise
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re signing off to enjoy a few days of sunshine in the countryside! Enjoy the Easter break and heaps of love to all of you tying the knot this weekend! xo {Love this image? See more from me, Anneli Marinovich and the b.team in our New Romantic Style Guide}
  • Jules Bridal Jewellery 2014 Collection

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

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

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Wedding Traditions Explained. We’ve all heard the something old, new, borrowed and blue but what do they actually mean? Where did these wedding traditions come from and what are their actual meanings? Take a step back from wedding planning, wedding cravats, top hats and flower arrangements to have a little history lesson on where it all came from originally! The Ring Ever wondered why we wear our wedding and engagement rings on your ‘ring finger’ on your left hand? It’s because years ago it was believed that the vein in this finger was the longest and lead directly to the heart. Old,…
  • Patterned Vs. Plain Ties for Weddings

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The patterned vs. plain debate in the wedding tie context is widely argued amongst the tie wearing community. Some men believe that the patterned tie is just not appropriate for wedding attire; some think it’s simply not sartorially chic to wear a plain tie. There are pros and cons for both styles! There are quite a few variables that can influence the choice of tie for your outfit, whether you’re wearing a waistcoat, the shirt you have chosen and whether you’re thinking of wearing a pocket square, these questions all matter! The type of tie that you are sporting can affect your choice…
  • Floral Grooms Wear Accessories

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

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

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

    Jasmine
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Remember the awesome underwater spa from last week’s #TT post? We’ll we’re back this Travel Tuesday with another awesome under the sea special! This time, instead of jetsetting to the Maldives, we’re sticking a little closer to home with the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and their Mermaid Wedding Package. Yup, you heard right! According to Hotel Chatter, the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel has just announced its Mermaid Wedding Package, where couples can be married underwater in the hotel’s pool by a mermaid. The 10-minute ceremony (don’t worry –…
  • MHW ♥s Etsy: Fundem

    Mamie
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    It’s a glorious Tuesday morning here at MHW, and all of this spring sunshine has us dreaming of just one thing: sandy beach weddings. If you’re a summer bride-to-be who doesn’t want to suffer in stilettos, just take a look at these gorgeous barefoot sandals by Etsy’s Fundem. Barefoot sandals are the perfect wedding accessory for a seaside ceremony. And they’re not just pretty, they’re practical too. Here are a few of our favorite designs: Rhinestone Barefoot Sandals White Pearl Beaded Sandals Pearl and Satin Sandals You can see the rest of Fundem’s oh-so-pretty barefoot…
  • Amazing Spring Wedding Flowers at Le Meridien Arlington

    Lauren
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re super excited to present to you a stunningly beautiful affair with some of our favorite spring wedding flowers in peach, pink and berry. Mary & Bayo’s wedding joined her American and his Nigerian roots to create a warm and festive environment for their family and friends. Don’t miss a detail of their whirlwind wedding weekend that included day trips into DC, sunset photos in the capital and overall a lovely wedding day captured by George Street Photo and Video. Mary & Bayo met through Match.com. Mary was extremely close to closing her…
  • MOH Diaries: 4 Personal Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

    Jasmine
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    While throwing a bridal shower is a big responsibility (and expense!) in itself, it’s a thoughtful gesture to get your bride a little gift in addition to everything. You don’t have to splurge in order to get her something special. Think about something personal she might want but wouldn’t buy for herself. Extra points if it’ll come in handy for her wedding day! Below we’re sharing a few personalized bridal shower gifts ideas that will hopefully help you find something special for your bride: Photo byKristi Haddad, Markit Photography via My Hotel Wedding 1. A…
  • Escort Cards vs Place Cards: What’s the Difference?

    Lauren
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Escort cards ‘escort’ you to the table or tell you what table you’re to be seated at. Place Cards tell you your ‘place’ at the table or where to sit. Photo from My Hotel Wedding by Joshua Bobrove Assigned seating helps you control the room and place specific guests next to each other sparking interesting conversation. Escort and Place Cards also help you to keep certain guests far away from each other if they don’t get along. It’s your choice if you want to use both, but we definitely recommend at least having escort cards so your guests are assigned…
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  • Dallas Wedding Video – Geoffrey & Diana Wedding Highlights

    Naomi Nelson
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Congratulations to newlyweds Geoffrey & Diana!  The beautiful couple exchanged bows and said “I DO” on 4/12/14 Please enjoy their wedding highlights video by Picturesque!  Don’t forget to like us on FB! The post Dallas Wedding Video – Geoffrey & Diana Wedding Highlights appeared first on Picturesque Photo Video.
  • Dallas Quinceañera Photography – Janelly

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

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

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

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

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Traditional Indian Wedding Inspiration   While many Indian wedding events are taking a departure from the traditional when it comes to decor and colors for the various wedding events, the wedding ceremony still reflects traditional elegance for some brides.  Our red, green, and gold Indian Wedding Inspiration Board shares some of that with a modern day spin.  The Indian wedding Mandap decor blends gold fabrics with fresh red roses for a new twist. The Intricate henna designs to the Kundan Bridal Jewelry are all details that will help you create your wedding fantasy. See which local…
  • Red Carpet inspired Wedding Shoes

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
      Indian wedding shoes Coming down from last week’s Christian Louboutin wedding shoes, we wanted to share affordable wedding shoes with just as much style!  You may have seen the new collection called E! Live from the red carpet, celebrity shoes that you can attain!  These are shoes that have been inspired from the hottest trends that walk the red carpet.  You can feel like a star in your own Red carpet inspired wedding shoes.  What color wedding shoes are you looking for? For more wedding shoes inspiration visit our photo gallery and pinterest board. As always, we know that…
  • Pakistani Wedding in Kingston, Massachusetts

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

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

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

    Kym
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A cute idea if your fiance loves golf! Or if you are getting married at the country club and plan to use the golf course as your backdrop.   If you cannot find your tees to match your wedding colors, simply buy white and spray paint the others to match.  You an add a few tees to your bridal bouquet.   You can get 50 tees for $4. Now that is a budget saver! Materials Needed: - Golf tees – Twine – boutonniere pin source: Flush Designs The post diy Wedding Crafts: Golf Tee Boutonniere appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving…
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Paper Bag Flower Vase

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Are these not cute? What a great project from A Bubbly Life. We can certainly say this is a budget friendly craft project.  Just use your imagination and start creating. You could also do garden names. Use herbs instead of flowers.  If you love to travel you could match state names with corresponding state flowers. Materials Needed: - Brown paper bags - Markers or stamps - Flowers - Vases or tall drinking glass to hold flowers.  Note:  If the vase is too short, the flowers will cause the bag to bend. source:  A Bubbly Life The post diy Wedding Crafts: Paper Bag Flower Vase appeared first…
  • How To Cover Cupcakes With Poured Fondant

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you are considering doing your own wedding cupcakes here is a great tutorial to show you how. In this tutorial you will see how to cover cupcakes with poured fondant. Materials Needed: White fondant Apricot jam Hot boiling water Cupcakes (firm cupcakes works best) Pastry brush Teaspoon Heat proof bowls Optional: Flavorings and food coloring Photography & Project:  CakeJournal The post How To Cover Cupcakes With Poured Fondant appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • Easter Cake Eggs: Cake Filled Eggshells Recipe

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  30 mins recipe source: Dabbled Check out this step-by-step video: The post Easter Cake Eggs: Cake Filled Eggshells Recipe appeared first on DIY Weddings® Magazine | Wedding Crafts & Inspirational Budget Saving Ideas.
  • diy Wedding Crafts: Flower Arrangements in Eggshells

    Kym
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Materials Needed: Eggs Room-temperature water Eggcups Small cuttings of flowers Instructions: Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside. Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability. Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas). Individually or grouped together in a centerpiece, these tiny arrangements make a wonderful addition to the place settings at your table. source:  Martha Stewart The post diy Wedding Crafts: Flower…
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    21 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
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  • Choose the perfect rehearsal dinner dress

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

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

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

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

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

    Kevin Anderton
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today I’m going list crazy, over the past few series on our wedding budget Ideas we have had so much feedback in from future brides that you enjoy the quick to digest easy tips that you can scan through. So … Continue reading →
  • 5 DIY Wedding Ideas to Help You Save Money

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

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

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

    Kevin Anderton
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:18 am
    A more casual way of catering for weddings. While formal, three course meals are still popular choices for weddings, they aren’t for everyone. Even some celebrities choose to shun the standard wedding breakfast, Kate Winslet, for example, chose to serve … Continue reading →
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  • Fashion shoot in Hotel St-Germain

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

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

    Vera
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Wedding Bouquet Wedding bouquet is an important and a very fashionable accessory on a wedding day. Flowers play a big role in every happy occasion and celebration. Wedding is no difference. Flowers is a symbolic and beautiful part of the wedding day. On your wedding day the whole reception place is decorated with flowers. The most important of them is the wedding bouquet that you will be holding, while walking down the…
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  • DIY or Not to DIY

    Katie
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    DIY or Not to DIY DIY projects can help save money and add a little more sentiment to your big day, but they come with much added time and sometimes added stress. We think that DIY projects, big or small help make your handcrafted wedding even more unique and personalized. Figure out what types of DIY projects you want to try out by measuring the time and cost of each project. Are you really going to save money, or if you are saving money, is the savings really worth the time commitment? These questions should help you decide how involved you would like to be in your own DIY projects.
  • 10 Tips and Tricks to Save Big on your Wedding Day!

    Katie
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
    10 Tips and Tricks to Save Big on your Wedding Day! 1. Slow down. We know you are filled with excitement the second you have that shiny diamond on your finger. Your heart is racing with the need to plan, plan, plan. You start pinning thousands of glamorous ideas on Pinterest, making purchases on Etsy, even (prematurely) throwing ideas out to every one of your besties about the perfect Bachelorette Weekend and Bridal Shower ideas. Take your time and make your choices carefully. If you make decisions or purchases out of eagerness, you’re likely to waste money on items that don’t end…
  • The Key Three: How to Save Big & Know Where to Splurge on Your Wedding Day

    Katie
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    The Key Three: How to Save Big & Know Where to Splurge on Your Wedding Day When you become engaged you are suddenly enamored with a to do list a mile high & dreams of a wedding that you probably can’t afford. You begin to think of all the guests, details, gifts, drinks, pictures, entertainment, favors, THE dress, and so much more… It’s easy to become completely overwhelmed and think that it will be impossible to have the wedding of your dreams. Well, it’s much more possible than you think. Discuss the three most important items to splurge on between you and…
  • The Best Tools for Wedding Planning from Credit Card Insider

    Katie
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The Best Tools for Wedding Planning from Credit Card Insider The Bride Box has teamed up with Credit Card Insider to help you save & stay in budget for your wedding day! We’ve found these tools very useful for all of you brides-to-be wedding planners. Click the image below for a very useful calculator tool based on the budget allocation in the infographic to help you stay in budget. Remember, the calculator is not the exact amount you should spend based on your buget, it’s a guide. For example: If your budget is $30,000 but you find the dress of your dreams for $800 then you…
  • Vendor Spotlight: Rachael Ryen Jewelry

    Katie
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Vendor Spotlight: Rachael Ryen Jewelry Rachael Ryen Jewelry has partnered up with The Bride Box as our exclusive partner for gemstone jewelry. Bridging the gap between “costume” and “fine” jewelry selections. Rachael’s semi-precious gemstones and raw diamond jewelry will make the perfect gift for anyone in the wedding party. We recently featured Rachael Ryen’s beautiful gemstone jewelry in the March edition of The Bride Box. We love Rachael’s designs because they each carry that simplistic yet timeless look that will be captured in your wedding…
 
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