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  • A Colorful Engagement Shoot

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    Chie
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 15 A sweet colorful engagement shoot of Jennifer and Brad (featuring their cute goldendoodle, Zoey). And despite the variety of colors and outfits our couple wore throughout this shoot, they sure do know how to coordinate with each other! They had simple outdoor shots but their natural poses, the palette perfect ensembles, and their adorable black pooch created a noteworthy album. Congratulations to Jennifer and Brad (who’s getting married on September this year, yay!) Photographer Jennifer and Brad met on July 3, 2012 at Salt River Field’s…
  • Real Engagement: Sara & Brady

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    Lauren
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week’s Real Engagement features Sara and Brady’s Alaskan adventure. The adorable couple decided to capture their love for the outdoors (and each other!) by taking a fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska, where they took part in the most magical engagement photo session. Take a peek! Photographer Joe Connolly of Churgach Peaks Photography captured these breathtaking images. […]Real Engagement: Sara & Brady
  • Vintage Glam Wedding Inspiration with Lavender and Gold Details

    The Perfect Palette
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Styled shoots like this make my lavender loving heart happy. For there is beauty in the the simplest details. With styling by and photography by Jessica Yates Photography and floral design by He Loves Me Flowers -- I'm instantly inspired by these sweet styling ideas.Some of the things you'll want to lookout for: A wedding cake hanging from the tree branches, a beautiful vintage inspired wedding gown, glittery gold linens,  and the prettiest bridal bouquet.It's a perfect color palette that would work for any season, but I especially love these colors for Winter and…
  • The 50 Most Romantic Song Lyrics for Your Wedding

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    Caitlin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Music goes hand in hand with love and weddings, so we’ve sorted through the tunes and sussed out the lyrics that are guaranteed to make your heart gush. Let these romantic song lyrics inspire your vows, determine your first dance song, or even serve as signage at the ceremony or reception. Whatever your musical preference, we’ve got something in here for you! 50 MOST ROMANTIC SONG LYRICS FOR WEDDINGS >> The post The 50 Most Romantic Song Lyrics for Your Wedding appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration

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    Heidi
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Behind the Design … Modern Industrial Wedding & Yellow Save the Date We’re finishing out the week with inspiration for a modern industrial wedding and a trendy yellow Save the Date and Carrier Card from the Love Compass design suite.If you’ve been following along, this week has been a celebration of modern weddings and we have been in love with every idea, pose and photo–today is no exception. With its soft industrial feel, we love the simple design aesthetic of this wedding board. Here’s Jen with more about the inspiration behind her design, Love…
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  • The Confidence to Become Who I Need to Be…

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

    Christine
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Your business has exactly one job: to make a profit. It cares about nothing else. It doesn’t care about changing the world. About saving lives. About helping people. It cares about one thing – making a profit. That, at the core, is a business. If your business isn’t making a profit, it isn’t a business. It is an expensive hobby.  Of course, as individuals who own our own businesses, we have lots of issues surrounding money. Whether we feel we deserve to make money, to charge more than other people charge for our work, or feeling bad about clients who say that they…
  • The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014: A Look Back

    Christine
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    2014 was a bit of a wild ride for me. It started off with one set of plans – and ended somewhere completely different! As things are taking shape and coming together, as they have been for the past quarter of 2014, I know I’m exactly where I need to be on the path I need to be taking. Looking back is always a good thing, taking the time to analyze what you did right, what you could have done better. For me, one part of that has been looking through what were the most popular posts I wrote here over the past year. The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 The Annual BIG Black Friday List for…
  • Permission to Clear Out the Old to Clear a New Path for Yourself

    Christine
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Something about the New Year always makes me want to clean. I want the fresh start, the clean slate. I don’t do resolutions. Instead, I clean out closets. When we left to visit Mike’s family for Christmas, our plan for when we arrived home was to clean out the house and the garage. When you live in a 1300 sq ft house, it is easy to have too much stuff – and ever since I came home from my last road trip, I just wanted it gone. I had not planned on coming down with the flu and pneumonia. Or as I have called it for 9 days now, Flumonia. It took almost a week for my fever to…
  • Are You Doing the Work to Be at the Top? To Rank High on Google?

    Christine
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Over and over I see people talk about how they want to rank high on Google. They want to be #1 for SEO. I get it, we all want that! It is what comes after that sentence that always confuses me. “I want to be #1, but I don’t have time to blog.” Sometimes it is I don’t like to write, or that I don’t know what to blog about, or that I’m too busy to write on my blog, or … well the list goes on and on. The short version? Blogging isn’t a priority for you, so you’re not making it happen. But why won’t Google let you be in that top spot for…
 
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  • Classifieds: January 28, 2015

    classifieds
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    keligirl43 is selling a set of clear glass bottles. She is asking $75 for the set of 26 bottles. 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: Alfred Angelo bridesmaids’ dress, size 6, asking $60 Case of 480 crystal clear cups, asking $40 Tacori setting 2639, 1.2 carats, asking $1,999.99  Seychelles Everybody Dance in Sea Green/Aqua, size 6, asking $80 Tags: Features BLOGGER classifieds Related Posts Classifieds: January 6, 201501/06/15 @ 10:31 am Classifieds: October 21,…
  • How I Planned an International Destination Wedding: Part 2

    Mrs. Border Collie
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    So when we last left off, I had explained that the main wedding stuff had been booked, and we had to wait until we reached the two month mark before booking any wedding details. After booking the wedding, I received all the catalogs from the resort, plus a 2014 price list: So, during the waiting phase, I kind of had an idea of what I was working with (along with a lot of questions). I moved forward with planning based on the pictures and pricing from all the catalogs. In October the room block closed and final payments were collected by TA and sent to the resort. All of the rooms in the block…
  • When I Said “Yes!”

    Miss Clownfish
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Mr. Clownfish and I had celebrated our four year anniversary in December 2013, and I had a rather large suspicion that he would be proposing sometime soon. To say that it was out of the blue would be a lie, as I know him way too well and can always tell when something’s “up.” I had suspicions that it would be happening during Christmas break, as it is our favorite time of the year and I had mentioned that I would love a winter proposal. One day, toward the end of Christmas break, Mr. C had told me that later in the day we would be going on an “adventure.” He…
  • Gallery of the Day: January 28, 2015

    Weddingbee Gallery
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Jordanrae25 shares a photo of her blush wedding gown on her wedding day. Keep on loading your inspirational wedding pics to the Weddingbee Gallery to see them featured here on the blog! Remember, your images must be under 1MB in size, or they won’t load. If your photo is featured as the Gallery of the Day, you’re eligible for a special Weddingbee badge for your blog or website! Check out instructions on how to grab the badge here! Tags: Features BLOGGER Weddingbee Gallery Related Posts Gallery of the Day: January 26, 201501/26/15 @ 7:51 am Gallery of the Day: January 16, 201501/16/15 @…
  • Top 10 Wedding Ideas from Pinterest: January 28, 2015

    beehive
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Check out our top wedding ideas you’ve pinned this week: Selecting wedding readings from Mrs. Coral Mid-Century fonts from Mrs. Cotton Candy Mrs. Campfire’s nail inspiration Beach-themed escort cards from Mrs. Starfish Mrs. Peacock’s bachelorette party How to Ace Your Face from Mrs. Rainbow Wedding Pie Prep from Mrs. Cinnamon Bun Mrs. Peppermint’s travel guest book Quiz guestbook from Mrs. Dragon Mrs. Spider’s DIY veil Tags: Featureswedding-pins BLOGGER beehive Related Posts Top 10 Wedding Ideas from Pinterest: August 20, 201408/20/14 @ 10:36 am Top 10 Wedding…
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    DIY Bride

  • Hannah & Ben’s Literary-Themed Garden Wedding

    DIY Bride
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve looked at the images from this wedding several times trying to figure out why I’m connecting to it so deeply. (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy!) We receive a lot of beautiful wedding submissions every year – and this is certainly among them – but what strikes me about Hannah and Ben’s big day is how serene it seems.  From the lush location to the soft color palette, all of their details evoke a sense of calm and of joy to those looking at the images. I’m kind of blown away because that’s hard to pull off on a day that is often so frantic…
  • Monica & Shaun’s Theater Wedding

    DIY Bride
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Theme weddings are notoriously difficult to pull off. For many couples, a theme can be a convenient way to communicate the look or feel they want for their wedding but it doesn’t always fit who the couple really are. This wedding, however, is the opposite of that: it’s absolute perfect fit for Monica and Shaun, two film buffs who connected as a couple partly because they both wanted to watch all the AFI 100 Best Movies together. (Seriously, how awesome is that?) What we really love about this wedding are the thoughtful details that support the theme but down take away from the…
  • Vicki & Dana’s Vibrant And Fun Reception

    DIY Bride
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    When did you know that your beloved was The One? For Vicki, when she met Dana at church, she knew instantly that she was the one for her! Seven years later, they got married in New York then held their DIY reception in Florida that included a short sand ceremony. Debra of Debra Kapustin Photography recalls the day: I arrived early to watch Vicki, Dana, and their friends setup the rooms including a candy bar and centerpieces containing a gold fish with lighted bottles adorning each table. It was a “Shuster Team Effort” that was amazing to watch as an empty room was transformed into…
  • Bethany & Dan’s Rustic DIY Ranch Wedding

    DIY Bride
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    We’re always so pleased when we receive a wedding submission that redefines or refines a trend. Bethany and Dan did just that with their big day that takes the ubiquitous-but-lovely rustic trend and incorporates elements of Arizona’s Salt River Valley. It makes for a beautiful – and unique – combination as you’ll see below. From photographer, Dina, of Dina Remi Studios: When I think of Bethany and Dan I think of effortless charm. They are one of those couples that are just perfectly matched. Each of them bring their own set of wonderful differences and strengths…
  • Hilary & Elliott’s Elegant Costa Rica Wedding

    DIY Bride
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Destination weddings are wonderfully romantic, don’t you think? Who wouldn’t love to run away to an exotic location with their dearest loved ones and celebrate their love in paradise? Hilary and Elliott did just that with their simple-but-elegant wedding at the Langosta Beach Club in Costa Rica. From photographer Katherine Stintett of Katherine Stintett Photography: Hilary and Elliott wanted lots of candle light, fresh natural backdrops, poolside and ocean views and, most importantly, a really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for their guests. The colour scheme consisted of…
 
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  • Rustic Glam Santa Barbara Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Patrick Moyer and gorgeous California weddings go hand-and-hand and this richly colored summer affair is certainly no exception. It’s a day dressed in the deep reds + soft pinks a la florals by Loop Flowers, and metallic colored accents thrown in for good measure. Events By Ashley W made sure things went off seamlessly, and you can see it all right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsMuseumStylesRustic Glamour From The Bride…Our wedding, as most newlywed couples would likely say about their own, was more fun and more beautiful than we…
  • Doie Lounge and Sweet & Spark + A Giveaway!

    Megan Kenney
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    If I know one thing after all these years in the world of weddings, it’s that the details are what makes an event truly special; from getting ready the morning of to the brides accessories, it’s all about the little things. And that, my dears, is why we’re seriously smitten with Doie Lounge robes and Sweet & Spark vintage costume jewelry, both of which add sweet touches to your big day! You and your ladies want to feel gorgeous from the second you wake up on wedding day — and that’s where Doie Lounge comes in! Adding a glam touch to the big morning, these robes…
  • Elegant Summer Aberdeen Manor Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You might have heard this couple’s amazing story, and today it’s all coming full circle. Following the surprise visit from her military fiance – plus 4 months and 6 rounds of chemotherapy later- this unbelievably courageous bride married her beloved with one of the loveliest weddings we’ve ever come across. Dressed in a tulle skirted Tara Keely, she managed to steal the show, and Lady & The Lens was on hand to capture every bit. Pay a visit to the gallery and don’t miss the film from Wholehearted Wedding. Please upgrade your browser Share this gorgeous…
  • SMP Blogger Bride Contributor: Meet Ali!

    Michelle Hoover
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    You might recognize her as the voice behind A Dash of Details, but today Ali is joining the family as SMP’s newest Blogger Bride. She’ll be giving us an inside look into her wedding plans, and what better way to get started than a little intro from the Bride-to-be herself! Read her sweet story below, and be sure to visit the gallery of loveliness a la Elyse Hall Photography! From Ali… Hi Pretty Brides! I’m Ali, the voice and face of A Dash of Details, a life and style blog that is inspired by the details of my daily life in Dallas, Texas. I have been dreaming about my wedding…
  • Organic and Elegant Laurel Hall Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Weddings like this make my heart happy. For these two triathletes their Big Day was an ode to nature, and naturally with April Foster Events behind the scenes it was extraordinary. Guests gathered for terrace cocktails and merriment underneath twinkling lights while the Bride donned a delicate J P Parker floral crown. Every moment captured by Megan W Photography is pure wedding bliss and we can relive it all right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsOutdoorStylesElegance From The Bride…Mitch and I have a somewhat unique story of how we met.
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    Always a Blogsmaid >> The Blog of AaB Creates Always a Bridesmaid

  • WPW: The Dangers of Comparison

    The Blogsmaid
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    When our business was “young” and I was also unhappily married, I used to spend hours and hours combing through the ads on TheKnot.com and the vendor listings on New York Magazine, obsessing over the competition. (this may or may not have been related to my unhappy life as a wife). If someone new popped on my radar, I would pour over their website (thankfully social media didn’t even exist at this stage of the game really…otherwise you can only imagine the Instagram/Facebook/Twitter rabbit holes I would have gone down) and then send semi-frantic emails to Mayra with…
  • WPW: Are Habits Holding You Back?

    The Blogsmaid
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    We had a great meeting with one of our non-wedding clients last night. We helped them with an annual event that they have and it was our first year being involved as well as our client contact’s first year and in the aftermath the one thing that dawned on us- coming in with fresh eyes- is that a lot of things were being done because they had always been done… not necessarily because they were the most effective or efficient or creative ways to do them. It got me thinking how often “habits” can hold us back… we might even go so far as to call them systems or…
  • #charmedbycaneel : Weddings & Honeymoons in Caneel Bay

    The Blogsmaid
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    As I mentioned last week, one of the ways that I managed to escape the month of January was by accepting an invitation to check out the beautiful Caneel Bay resort in St. John, USVI.   We were asked in advance to use the hashtag #charmedbycaneel and almost immediately I could see why.  After the relatively short flight down to St. Thomas, you hop on a 30 minute Ferry ride over to Caneel Bay.  The journey is stunning, and also equipped with Rum Punch… making everything just a little bit better! The actual history of Caneel Bay is pretty fascinating (and long) and filled with tales of…
  • WPW: Want to Improve Your Social Media in 2015?

    The Blogsmaid
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    It’s 2015 and most of us have set some business goals for ourselves.  We often hear from people “I need to improve my social media” or “How did they get so many instagram followers? I need to do that.”  Social media can leave a lot of us being frustrated. We know social media it’s is a valuable marketing tool, we know it’s relatively low cost to implement, but somehow it leaves many of us feeling like we just “don’t get it.” Today I’m going to help you “get it” so you can get better, by sharing some of what I…
  • Wedding Trends to Watch: Golden Globes 2015

    The Blogsmaid
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Hear ye, hear ye, after several doldrums years of red carpets filled with washed out, champagne color dresses, everyone seemed to get it together (mainly) this year with some stunning looks.  Many of which are sure to inspire the runways come Fall Bridal Market . High Necked Looks! Loved Felicity Jones in this Christian Dior. Allison Janney looks amazing in Ella Zahlan. I can’t even believe I’m including her, because I usually don’t like what she wears… but I love this George Chakra that Kelly Osborne wore.   Sleek Metallics: So many fabulous ladies looked so…
 
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  • 2014 Review: What A Wonderful World

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

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

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

    Anne
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:44 am
    For the month of July, I'll be working remotely from a few different places around the world and I'd love to connect with you in person if you happen to be in one of these areas when I am:June 28 - July 8: Southeast MichiganJuly 11 - 13: Santiago, ChileJuly 14 - 19: Curitiba, BrazilJuly 20 - 25: Porto Alegre, BrazilJuly 28... Home in New York CityInternet and phone connectivity are not always predictable during international travel, however, I always respond as soon as I can.  I look forward to sharing all sorts of interesting sights from South America, so make sure you've added me on…
  • My Evolution As A Professional Photographer

    Anne
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    I decided to record an audio version of this post so you can just sit back and listen for 13 minutes over coffee, lunch, or some photo editing.  However, if you're a speed reader, it will probably only take you 5 minutes to read the text version below the audio file.  What you can't read are my tone and inflection, which lets you know exactly how I feel about different parts of my journey as a professional photographer.If you're viewing this over email, you may need to visit the page online to hear the audio by clicking play on the Sound Cloud embedded file (my advance apologies for…
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  • WILL YOU? YES! NOW WHAT?!

    Wendy
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    He popped the question!  You said YES!  And, now the OMG of wedding planning begins!  Where do you start?  What should you look for?  What to avoid?  All these questions and more are swirling around your brain- and your inbox!  But, WAIT!   There is help!!   Wedding Planning Basics is coming and YOU will not want to miss it!  From where to begin, to how to handle your budget, to what to do In Case Of Emergency- plus, lunch, a printed syllabus of the day and lots more.   So, STD for Saturday, February 21 from 9AM- 6PM and sign up HERE for…
  • A SPECIAL GIFT

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

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

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

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

  • What I'm Loving Today: Breakfast in Bed

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

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

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

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

    Leslie Weekes
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    VIA ROCO MAG.COM The Strala Pendant Lamp from Ikea is the definition of big impact, small  price. It's what I'm loving today: holiday edition. Happy Holidays!
 
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    Celebrate!

  • Five Wedding Trends for 2015

    Percy Sales
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A trend is defined as a veer to a new direction...which seems to shift every couple of years in the wedding and event industry. For example the peony was the "it" flower for a few years before the dahlia took over. Vintage, Rustic, Shabby Chic were key words to describe the style of the wedding design and decor. Cathedral length veils were all the rage and lace wedding gowns had a resurgence in the market. Gray tuxedo's became the hip color for grooms to wear and we saw tons of pinks and purples out there with GOLD GOLD GOLD.I think the tide has changed and we are about to see the new trends…
  • Sounds of the Season

    Percy Sales
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    It's that time of the year where music becomes all encompassing. I love music and constantly listening to it...but for some reason during this season - my musical taste seems to be broadened. It's the only time that I listen to both traditional  and modern tunes, secular and non-secular music and I consider them all of it feel good!Maybe it's the sense of renewal and hope. For peaceful solutions or the kid like magic I try to keep alive in myself. It's interesting how I find myself being teary eyed by listening to certain songs that I have grown up with and grown up to love. And each…
  • 2015 Pantone Color of the Year...Marsala!

    Percy Sales
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    I am so excited for the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year...it's one of those announcements I look forward to every year. Call me a nerd but I think being a designer and planner these colors really set the tone for design elements for the year. The 2015 color of the year is Marsala!I love Marsala's earthy tones with just enough hints of copper and red. It reminds me of the Southwest, especially cities of Santa Fe, Taos and Sedona. There's richness and depth to the color and it definitely does not go flat.  Looking forward to seeing how people will incorporate this luscious,…
  • My Favorite Things: Hostess/Hosts Gifts for Holiday 2014

    Percy Sales
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The holiday season is upon us and it's that time of the year our social calendar is be amped up! Between office parties, family parties, and friends open houses...this season, unlike any other, seems to be the time we definitely get our "eat, drink and be merry" on. But don't come empty handed to a party! I think it's always nice to bring a hostess gift to the homes that you are visiting as a way to say "thank you for remembering me this time of the year." I know some people say, "no gifts" but in all reality - who does not like getting gifts?So to help you pick out the right hostess/host…
  • Giving Thanks

    Percy Sales
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Wedding of Greta and John by Percy Sales EventsPhoto by Donato DiNatale PhotographyThanksgiving is the US holiday that we celebrate as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest of the preceding year. I define my personal harvest as everything that has come into my life that not only has enriched me, but also things that have thought me a lesson...and I had a plethora of both this year.I want to thank my family for their love, support and their understanding as I continue to grow the Percy Sales Events brand. To my friends for the encouragement to do what I love to do. To my…
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  • Preppy Harvard Love Shoot

    Sarah
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Editor’s Note: Digging into the archives to share one of my favorite love shoots today! I discovered photographer Leslee Mitchell‘s fabulous work one night when I was searching for 30A weddings. I’ve been obsessed with this little slice of Floridian paradise since I was six and my dad had a work conference in Seaside. And yes, that’s where J&I honeymooned, too. Leslee has captured some beyond gorge weddings in the 30A but when I laid eyes on her Harvard Love Shoot, it was just too much – I immediately tracked down her e-mail and may or may not have begged and…
  • Preppy Long Island Sound Engagement

    Sarah
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Christina and Matt were both lifeguards on the Long Island Sound many years ago at Glen Island Park, in New Rochelle, NY. They fell in love during the summer they worked together on the beach so it only seemed right to return to that special spot for their engagement shoot. / Images by Ilene Squires. The post Preppy Long Island Sound Engagement appeared first on Classic Bride Blog.
  • Southern Wedding Inspiration

    Sarah
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Meredith and Cody volunteered to be models in a beautiful Southern wedding inspiration shoot but what makes this shoot even better is that Cody planned to surprise Meredith with a real proposal at the end of the shoot! / Images by Rachel Moore Photography. Says photographer Rachel, “This fresh Spring day started at Lilly Belle’s in the upstairs bed and breakfast. The light was bright and soft. Meredith wore a stunning laced BHLDN dress and her golden hair was crowned with fresh flowers. Cody is pictured in his navy suit with a German Shorthaired Pointer. We then proceed to Carnton…
  • Vintage Peignoir Nightgown Styled Shoot

    Sarah
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I love the idea of wearing a vintage dressing robe, or peignoir, especially for special moments like getting ready for your wedding day. And this styled shoot certainly shows how beautiful those moments can be!  / Photos by Noi Tran Photography. A peignoir is a long outer garment for women usually made from a sheer fabric such as chiffon – or anything translucent. This beautiful set was provided by Maria Walden Sullivan, owner of VintageVogue Clothing. - Peignoir Nightgown background from Wikipedia.  Says Noi, “For the classic bride, a vintage peignoir nightgown set is such a…
  • Classic Nantucket wedding on Siasconset Beach

    Sarah
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    May and Colin wed in September on the shores of ‘Sconset Beach on Nantucket – Colin’s uncle officiated their ceremony. The couple’s reception was at Summer House and the magical night ended with a lighting of floating paper lanterns. / Photos by Runaway Bride Nantucket. May and Colin honeymooned in Thailand. Credits: Wedding Ceremony Location: Siasconset Beach / Reception Location: Summer House / Officiant: Eugene Dinneen, Groom’s Uncle / Dress: Nicole Miller / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Catering Company: Summer House / Ceremony Music: Jacob Butler &…
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  • Have fun and give freely with these charitable wedding favors

    Sophia Snyder
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Photos by Maureen Cotton Weddings I originally got the idea for our charitable favors after a Buffalo Exchange shopping trip. Buffalo Exchange has a program called Tokens for Bags where, if you bring your own shopping bag, they’ll give you a 5-cent token to give to one of the three charities they’ve picked. I thought I could use that concept for wedding favors: instead of giving people a physical favor, I gave them $3 to donate. Max and I picked three charities that we love: Médecins Sans Frontières, the Sierra Club, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (where we adopted our beloved…
  • Stroll through a garden of Chihuly glass reeds at this Denver wedding

    Chris Wolfgang
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Photos by Urban Safari Photography Chad and Renza completely lucked out with the timing of their wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens last July — the gardens were filled with installations of blown glass from artist Dale Chihuly! I'm an enormous fan of Chihuly glass, so I was super excited to see what a wedding would look like amid his bold and colorful art. The couple chose to keep their wedding small and intimate with just a few family and friends. A string quartet added to the cozily elegant atmosphere. Renza walked herself down the aisle (er, lush, fantasy garden maze, that…
  • Diana & Dale's horror movies meets zoo wedding

    Offbeat Editors
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Photos by Concept One Photography The Offbeat Bride: Diana, Customer Service Specialist Her offbeat partner: Dale, Aquatic Specialist/Reptile Breeder Date and location of wedding: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL — October 31, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Due to my awkwardness and social anxiety, we first thought about having a courthouse wedding and then just a small get together with our immediate families. But that really wasn't us, ultimately, and there were out-of-town/state relatives who we really wanted to celebrate with as well. A love of animals, horror movies, and…
  • A unity ceremony with glass and 2100 degrees of heat: you're going to want to see this

    Catherine Clark
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Emily and Nick combine their custom-colored crystals before it becomes something else entirely — Photo by Trevor Dayley Crafting a ceremony can be tough as hell. We know this. When it comes to making the ceremony extra meaningful, we often find couples choosing a unity ceremony to seal the deal with something symbolic. But what if I told you that you can take your unity ceremony to a seriously higher level by creating your own custom, totally unique, piece of artwork derived from the ingredients in your unity ceremony… and that it will last forever? Just choose your colored glass…
  • How to tell your family that your wedding will be adults-only

    stingzgrrl
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Photo by Wild About You Photography I want to send an email to our family members letting them know that the wedding will be adults only. It’s important to me that they hear it directly from us; if it travels through the grapevine, we are both almost positive that it will come out so horribly twisted. While I still can’t control the way anybody interprets the message, doing it this way at least allows us to control the words that they see/hear. My future husband Joe’s family is tight-knit, and I think most of them rely on each other for babysitting services, so I don’t want them to be…
 
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  • A Colorful Engagement Shoot

    Chie
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 15 A sweet colorful engagement shoot of Jennifer and Brad (featuring their cute goldendoodle, Zoey). And despite the variety of colors and outfits our couple wore throughout this shoot, they sure do know how to coordinate with each other! They had simple outdoor shots but their natural poses, the palette perfect ensembles, and their adorable black pooch created a noteworthy album. Congratulations to Jennifer and Brad (who’s getting married on September this year, yay!) Photographer Jennifer and Brad met on July 3, 2012 at Salt River Field’s…
  • Amazing Recycled Wedding Dresses

    Chie
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, chances are you’re stressed out, worried and more than anything, trying to make sure your special day is absolutely perfect. Well, take a moment to sit back and relax and check out these amazing recycled wedding dresses – created from random stuff! galleryhip.com This fun wedding dress was created by 11-year old Emma Pritchard for a college fashion show featuring recycled items made into clothing. Yes – it’s made completely of trash! We think it’s pretty amazing! ecouterre.com Eco-designer Michelle Brand created this dress from…
  • A Graceful Romance

    Chie
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click image to enlarge Next »Picture 1 of 21 This is one fine wedding, I must say. Photos taken inside and outdoors both looked so elegant and not in a standoffish kind of way but in a warm and welcoming manner. I specially loved the couple’s after ceremony shoot in what looked like a garden – they looked like monarchs having a beautiful walk around their vast estate. Then, their reception was another kind of elegance and everything in it looked so radiant and lovely. Exactly just like our couple. Congratulations Irina & Jacob! Photographer It took a production team of two…
  • 6 Beautiful Spring Engagement Photo Ideas

    Chie
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Congratulations on your engagement! If you’re looking for the best possible engagement photo ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. We absolutely love the following spring engagement photo ideas. Use them for inspiration as you decide on your own engagement photos. schemeevents.com We think this engagement photo, which doesn’t even show the faces of the future bride and groom, is adorable! They’re having what looks like an impromptu donut break on the hood of their vehicle. schemeevents.com This couple looks like they are on a spring morning walk, and we love how the future…
  • Stunning Wedding Dresses for Pregnant Brides

    Chie
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. Whereas in the past it was difficult to find a dress to accommodate a pregnant bride, these days there are nearly as many available as regular wedding dresses. Check out these gorgeous wedding dresses that are perfect for pregnant brides. vastkid.com These lace sheath dresses are super stylish and romantic. They are perfect for spring or summer weddings, and work well for a casual or more formal wedding. They both feature belts which give the dress a polished and fitted look. browsehide.com What we love about this gorgeous, sleeveless…
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  • Youpa Johnson Wedding in DMagazine

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

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

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

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

    theD
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    The post Saba and Sayed’s Wedding Featured in Special Events Magazine appeared first on Significant Events of Texas – Event & Wedding Coordination and Design.
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  • baby Lennon

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

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

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

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Much of Lindsey and John's relationship has been made stronger by means of a bi-coastal engagement.  Lindsey is at University of Southern California obtaining her PhD and John works at Portside Real Estate Group whose office is in Falmouth.  The two owe their initial meeting thanks to Whole Foods Market in Portland, where they both worked at separate times.  When they actually crossed paths, Lindsey worked in the cafe and served John's coffee everyday for a month before he decided to ask her out on their first date.  Whole Foods is also a big part of her family, so…
  • anniversary trip to St. John, USVI

    emilie
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When we toasted our 5 year wedding anniversary in April, J and I decided spur-of-the-moment to book a trip to St. John, where we were married, to celebrate at the end of the year. Reservations made, we looked forward to this tropical getaway all summer long. It was what helped keep our eyes-on-the-prize when the weeks were long and time spent together as a family seemed too infrequent.Last week was the week! Balancing illness (with an emergency trip to the island health clinic!) and the heart-breaking news of a dear friend's passing while away, we did our best to eek out a week's worth of QT…
 
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  • Rustic Glam Santa Barbara Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Patrick Moyer and gorgeous California weddings go hand-and-hand and this richly colored summer affair is certainly no exception. It’s a day dressed in the deep reds + soft pinks a la florals by Loop Flowers, and metallic colored accents thrown in for good measure. Events By Ashley W made sure things went off seamlessly, and you can see it all right over here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSummerSettingsMuseumStylesRustic Glamour From The Bride…Our wedding, as most newlywed couples would likely say about their own, was more fun and more beautiful than we…
  • Doie Lounge and Sweet & Spark + A Giveaway!

    Megan Kenney
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    If I know one thing after all these years in the world of weddings, it’s that the details are what makes an event truly special; from getting ready the morning of to the brides accessories, it’s all about the little things. And that, my dears, is why we’re seriously smitten with Doie Lounge robes and Sweet & Spark vintage costume jewelry, both of which add sweet touches to your big day! You and your ladies want to feel gorgeous from the second you wake up on wedding day — and that’s where Doie Lounge comes in! Adding a glam touch to the big morning, these robes…
  • Elegant Summer Aberdeen Manor Wedding

    Stephanie Weers
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You might have heard this couple’s amazing story, and today it’s all coming full circle. Following the surprise visit from her military fiance – plus 4 months and 6 rounds of chemotherapy later- this unbelievably courageous bride married her beloved with one of the loveliest weddings we’ve ever come across. Dressed in a tulle skirted Tara Keely, she managed to steal the show, and Lady & The Lens was on hand to capture every bit. Pay a visit to the gallery and don’t miss the film from Wholehearted Wedding. Please upgrade your browser Share this gorgeous…
  • SMP Blogger Bride Contributor: Meet Ali!

    Michelle Hoover
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    You might recognize her as the voice behind A Dash of Details, but today Ali is joining the family as SMP’s newest Blogger Bride. She’ll be giving us an inside look into her wedding plans, and what better way to get started than a little intro from the Bride-to-be herself! Read her sweet story below, and be sure to visit the gallery of loveliness a la Elyse Hall Photography! From Ali… Hi Pretty Brides! I’m Ali, the voice and face of A Dash of Details, a life and style blog that is inspired by the details of my daily life in Dallas, Texas. I have been dreaming about my wedding…
  • Organic and Elegant Laurel Hall Wedding

    Michelle Hoover
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Weddings like this make my heart happy. For these two triathletes their Big Day was an ode to nature, and naturally with April Foster Events behind the scenes it was extraordinary. Guests gathered for terrace cocktails and merriment underneath twinkling lights while the Bride donned a delicate J P Parker floral crown. Every moment captured by Megan W Photography is pure wedding bliss and we can relive it all right here. Share this gorgeous gallery on   ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsOutdoorStylesElegance From The Bride…Mitch and I have a somewhat unique story of how we met.
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  • Real Engagement: Sara & Brady

    Lauren
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week’s Real Engagement features Sara and Brady’s Alaskan adventure. The adorable couple decided to capture their love for the outdoors (and each other!) by taking a fishing trip to Sitka, Alaska, where they took part in the most magical engagement photo session. Take a peek! Photographer Joe Connolly of Churgach Peaks Photography captured these breathtaking images. […]Real Engagement: Sara & Brady
  • Indian Wedding Traditions

    Julie
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We are so excited to introduce Braja Mandala on the Wedding Paper Divas blog. She is a talented wedding photographer extraordinaire most known for her work with extravagant South Asian weddings. Braja is a highly sought after photographer for Indian weddings because of the connection she shares with the culture and her unique ability to […]Indian Wedding Traditions
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  • Tip - Categorize Your Wedding Flowers (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ordering flowers for your wedding can be overwhelming. Most people have never ordered so many detailed arrangements at one time. It is best to relax and remember that a professional florist with wedding knowledge will anticipate these issues and take you through the course of needed arrangements with tender gloves. The easiest way to begin is to separate the wedding into categories: Personals, Ceremony, Cocktail Reception, and Reception. This allows you to prioritize your wedding florals according to your wants and needs. It also creates an outline that can be revised as the wedding flows…
  • Wedding trend - Victorian themed wedding (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are a gal with a passion for romance, you can create a romantic wedding theme by going Victorian. First, choose a location with a building that has old world charm for your wedding or reception, which alone will create the feeling of romance. For you, choose a soft pastel dress in ivory or pale peach or a pink with lots of layers of tulle in the skirt and a strapless neckline. Use pale tones in your wedding floral bouquet, such as pinks and lavenders, peonies and roses are a perfect combo. Simple earrings that dangle but won't take away from your dress are a nice added touch. And for a…
  • Wedding trend - Crystal Wedding Accessories (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pearls, rhinestones, and crystals remain the top jewelry choice for wedding accessories. Recently we have been seeing that crystal brooches are also a popular wedding accessory. You could also wear the crystal as an accent on your dress, in your hair or on your bouquet handle. This is such a gorgeous and versatile wedding accessory! Photo provided by The Memory Journalists
  • Wedding trend - Confetti Wedding exit (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A discreet way for couples to get their guests confetti for the exit is by making cute paper cones. These paper cones already have the confetti in them and can be personalized for the wedding. The cones can easily be made with a sheet of paper and glue. This will make it easy on the planner and the guests because the cone is simply hung by ribbon on their seats and will be ready to go for a picture perfect exit. Photo courtesy of Wedding Dates
  • Wedding tip - Get a little help from Williams-Sonoma (posted by Dynamite Weddings)

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Now that you are engaged, prepare to entertain some family and friends! There is no need to slave over a stove. If you decide to have a dinner or even a breakfast for your out of town family and friends, check out Williams-Sonoma's gourmet foods to help you out. They have some of the yummiest food, from appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres to breakfast treats. So if you don't feel comfortable in the kitchen, Williams-Sonoma gourmet foods can make you look good in the kitchen and most of the foods are prepared for you-just heat and serve! Enjoy! Photo courtesy of Williams-sonoma.com
 
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  • 5 Ways to Be a Great Maid of Honor

    Sarah
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sure, you get first pick of the dresses and a shout-out in the program, but being the maid of honor also means a lot of responsibility. Here are 5 ways you can be a stellar MOH for your friend.Be SupportiveYour number one job is to support your friend. Be a helping hand with the little planning crises that can pop up, and a shoulder for her to cry on when it all just seems too much.  Mostly, she will probably just need someone to listen to her as she debates the merits of fondant vs. buttercream or processes the first dinner with the new in-laws.  This is a joyous but stressful time, and…
  • Creating Wedding Invitations: 5 Details to Remember

    Sammy Mills
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    After the venue has been confirmed, the dress has been ordered and the guest list maxed out, comes the wedding invitations. Invitations set the tone and theme for your wedding and with the expansive amount of resources that brides and grooms have access to today, anything is possible. Below are a couple things to keep in mind when choosing or designing your invitations. Remember, almost all rules of wedding planning are flexible, so figure out what style and theme you want to go with and what you want to communicate in your invitations and create a piece unique to you and your big day!Style…
  • Bride’s Perspective: Maid of Honor Style

    Elise Armitage
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ve been checking some of the big vendors off our list (like our photographer and officiant), which means I can start focusing on some of the fun, smaller details, like bridesmaid dresses! While I haven’t made a decision yet on the exact dress my beautiful maids will be wearing, I do know that they’ll be wearing cobalt blue. Our venue is a restaurant that used to be a fire station in the early 1900’s, and was converted into a restaurant in the 60’s. The courtyard where our ceremony will take place is surrounded by beautiful brick and ivy, and I know the pop of blue of the girls’…
  • What Type of Printing Should You Use on Your Wedding Invitation?

    Minted
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Lately, we have been exploring ways to really make your wedding stationery shine and set the tone for your wedding day. We want to help you select the best invitation for your wedding. With so many printing styles and options the task can seem daunting at first. Have no fear; we are here to help you understand different printing techniques for your invitations. That way you can be confident in selecting which is design is best for you.First up, we have flat printed invitations. This can also be known as digital printing. The results are a clear and concise invitation. This style is perfect…
  • Spring Wedding Invitations

    Sarah
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    It might seem hard to believe with East Coast blizzards and drizzly Northwest days, but spring is right around the corner. I’m convinced that Punxsutawney Phil is going to cut us all a break next week.  So, with the power of positive thinking on my side, I present to you a round-up of spring wedding invitations perfect for your event.  As we move away from winter trends, spring is all about incorporating a lighter, more carefree spirit.Flower PowerNothing is so timeless as spring flowers. Particularly appropriate is blossoms in muted colors, with a focus on the delicate, rather than…
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  • Handmade Rustic Purple Spring Park Wedding in Ohio

    Caitlin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Joy and Matthew were married at Brush Creek in West Milton, Ohio on June 14. “We wanted a peaceful, outdoor setting that gave us the option to have our wedding festivities inside in case of inclement weather,” Joy said. “We adored the greenery surrounding the ceremony and reception site as well as the sight and sound of the creek in the background.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a three-piece tan suit, accessorized with a…
  • How to Pick a Wedding Playlist to Suit Your Style

    Kim
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Hopkins Studios The music you choose for your wedding really sets the tone for the day. An expert DJ or band can assist you in creating a playlist that suits your style, but it really depends on your personal musical taste, and that of your spouse and guests. In our new WinterBook, we compiled a list of tips for creating your playlist, and also asked several music pros to provide some unique playlist ideas. The post How to Pick a Wedding Playlist to Suit Your Style appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Intimate Art Deco Summer Courthouse Wedding in California

    Caitlin
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Katie and Dante were married in a traditional courthouse ceremony followed by a reception at the University Club of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, Calif. on August 9. “It was beautiful and low-key,” Katie said. “We love that combination.” The bride wore a BHLDN strapless a-line wedding dress with a tiered tulle skirt, accessorized with her hair in an updo and a pair of wedges, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a navy blue checkered button-up and tie. She carried a bouquet of carnations, calla lilies, proteas, succulents, scabiosa pods, and…
  • The 50 Most Romantic Song Lyrics for Your Wedding

    Caitlin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Music goes hand in hand with love and weddings, so we’ve sorted through the tunes and sussed out the lyrics that are guaranteed to make your heart gush. Let these romantic song lyrics inspire your vows, determine your first dance song, or even serve as signage at the ceremony or reception. Whatever your musical preference, we’ve got something in here for you! 50 MOST ROMANTIC SONG LYRICS FOR WEDDINGS >> The post The 50 Most Romantic Song Lyrics for Your Wedding appeared first on WeddingWire: The Blog.
  • Bright Bali-Themed Spring Beach Wedding in Hawaii

    Caitlin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Alison and Kit were married at Moloa’a Shangri-La in Kauai, Hawaii on March 16. The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in a braided sideswept ponytail, jeweled sash, and henna tattoos on her feet, while the groom wore a light grey suit, accessorized with a tie, Dooney & Bourke suspenders, and a leis around his neck. Bridesmaids wore long purple chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, dahlias, orchids, seeded eucalyptus, and succlents. Even their dog was included too! Guests were greeted to the bali-themed…
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  • Celebrate with a year ring

    Vané
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was searching the web as I tend to do and I came across these rings with numbers on them on J.Crew. They’re so lovely! They come in single digits so that you can pair them together to form special year marks. I think they would be lovely as an anniversary reminder. All available here. by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built
  • Phi-Style: The Shimmer Accent Bride

    tramanh
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reem Acra dress, $5995 | Kate Spade earrings, $48 | Kate Spade bracelet, $88 | Gianvito Rossi shoes, $1610 – Tram @ Phi-Style.com [images from Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter,  and Piperlime]
  • Top 10: Yellow invitations

    Vané
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    1. Spark Letterpress | 2. Swayspace | 3. Mr. Boddington’s Studio | 4. via Oh So Beautiful Paper | 5. via Martha Stewart Weddings | 6. Minted | 7. MaeMae & Co. | 8. Martha Stewart Weddings | 9. Minted | 10. Breanna Rose
  • Real wedding in Brooklyn: Kate + Michael

    Vané
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve always wanted to see what a wedding at one of my favorite restaurants, Gran Electrica, would look like!  Kate and Michael really did their backyard up with lovely minimal papel picado flags and let the outdoors do what they do best. From the bride: Four and a half years ago we walked into a birthday party in Brooklyn for a man named Andrew. I went with a friend not knowing anyone but her, not even the birthday boy. Michael had come for the birthday boy. We ended up sitting next to each other, once we started talking we didn’t stop until the end of the party. At that time, I…
  • Perfect pair | 116

    Vané
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    hairpiece | floral chandelier
 
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  • You guys.

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

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

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:41 pm
    My favourite instagrams of 2014. (Which may as well be called me 'favourite photos of 2014' because the thought that I took any personal pictures on any other medium is laughable.)I put together another selection, currently title-less but along the lines of 'the instagrams that sort of define 2014 and why it was good, bad and horrible and nothing like we expected and maybe the most unsettling year of our lives' but I'm still thinking about how much I want to say about all of that stuff so for now you just get my favourites. I don't know how much there is to say about them, seeing as I…
  • Kids, Christmas, Charity.

    5 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    We have had enough Christmases as a family now that the girls know it's something to get excited about. They remember presents, a tree, lights, absurd quantities of food and being allowed to watch telly during the day, add the social acceptability of drinking alcohol with breakfast and you have all of the things that I love about Christmas too. And yet as they get older I feel more and more compelled to kill the glorious magic of it, just a little. As a child I spent a not insignificant part of the festive season crying for those who were less fortunate than me. It started at six or seven…
  • 'Dear, you never have it'

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Poem for a Daughterby Anne Stevenson 'I think I'm going to have it,'I said, joking between pains.The midwife rolled competentsleeves over corpulent milky arms.'Dear, you never have it,we deliver it.'A judgement the years proved true.Certainly I've never had youas you still have me, Caroline.Why does a mother need a daughter?Heart's needle, hostage to fortune,freedom's end. Yet nothing's more perfectthan that bleating, razor-shaped crythat delivers a mother to her baby.The bloodcord snaps that heldtheir sphere together. The child,tiny and alone, creates the mother.A woman's life is her…
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    Merriment Events™ Wedding Planning & Design l Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg Virginia

  • stitching memories — huger embroidery

    courtney
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
      There’s nothing I love more than meaningful gifts that tell stories and preserve memories. That’s why I love the work the work of Richmond’s own Huger Embroidery. Of course there’s the classic monogram, and Huger Embroidery does that very well, but their work capturing photographs, original artwork and drawings in thread and fabric is so incredibly fascinating and original! Above, our sweet clients’ engagement is captured on a pillow, while below, family pets, children’s drawings, invitations, photographs, and the like are stitched into…
  • Happy new year!

    courtney
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    photo by katie stoops
  • details make the design

    courtney
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
  • martha stewart weddings top wedding planners

    courtney
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
                        We’re just so over the moon about Martha Stewart Weddings’ announcement of the top wedding planners of 2014 (featured in the anniversary issue on newsstands this week); and we’re beyond thrilled to share the honor with friends Calder Clark, of Calder Clark Designs, and Maria & Kelly, of Ritzy Bee, as well as other luminaries in our industry whose work we’ve long admired. 2014 has been incredible. Merry Christmas, friends! xox
  • Flower Magazine

    courtney
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:35 pm
      Thrilled to see Megan and Will’s wedding in the current issue of Flower Magazine. We adore this couple and couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with us. To see more, pick up the current issue of Flower or click over to the online version of the story here.
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    Tidbits on Weddings by Destination Planner & Designer Kelly McWilliams

  • Tomorrow everyone can get married in Florida, Gay or Straight!

    Kelly McWilliams
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Over the years we've planned commitment ceremonies and weddings for gay couples and I could not be happier that beginning January 6th we can make same sex marriages legal!For couples who would like to explore getting married in SW Florida, here are the links to the local clerk of courts in Lee County and Collier County.  If you are a RESIDENT of Florida, there is a 3 day waiting period. Which is just fine because that will give you enough time to call me and get started planning your celebration!  Oh yes, we can make this happen this week.  If you are flying in from…
  • A secret I held with the mother of the bride

    Kelly McWilliams
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    My text to iHeartActually, we held a few secrets.  However this was the biggest.  Today we know it was 100% the best secret ever kept.  You see, this bride didn't want video.  Her mom & I kept the secret that we had hired iheart until the day of the wedding.  Today, we saw the video trailer (below) and this was my response to the videographers (iHeart Films) and Emilys response (bride) and her moms response to me.The mother of the bride's email to me.Bride's email to her mom & I South Seas Island Resort Wedding - Emily + Clark from iheART Films on Vimeo.PS, we…
  • Untraditional music for your wedding ceremony

    Kelly McWilliams
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Looking for some inspiration for music during your wedding ceremony or for the dinner portion of your reception?  Many of our clients have turned to us trying to figure out the best way to keep the traditional feeling of a wedding, but bring it up to date.  Two things you can try.  Check out Pandora's Classical Goes Pop station.  It's amazing how much is out there! Your string ensemble may be able to pull off some of these covers.Want bigger? Consider having a pianist perform.  Bring in the baby grand and WOW, you have a sound that can not be replicated.  If…
  • 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…
 
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  • Farm Party Tutorial: DIY Painted Barn Doors

    jenn s.
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®I made these DIY Painted Barn Doors for a Farm First Birthday Party project last year, and as far as easy-yet-high-impact projects go, this one has quickly became a new favorite! The doors are made from stretched artist canvases, which come in lots of different sizes and are readily available in most craft and art supply stores. They also go on sale quite often (at the store near me at least), which is always an added bonus! ;)For this party, 9×12” canvases were used for the barn doors displayed on the dessert table, and the 11×14″ size was used to…
  • Chic & Delicious 50th Birthday Cooking Dinner Party

    jenn s.
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Hostess with the Mostess®I always love a fun party that’s intertwined with a great activity for the guests, and this gorgeous 50th Birthday Cooking Party is the perfect example! Beautifully styled by Amy of Amy Nichols Special Events, Karyn’s milestone birthday celebration took place at the famous San Francisco Tante Marie cooking school. Party guests were treated to cooking lessons, drinks, delicious food and – from the looks of the pictures – lots of laughter & good times all around. Sounds like the perfect way to ring in the next chapter to me! ;)PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to…
  • Sweet & Savory Coca-Cola Pulled Pork Sliders

    jenn s.
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®I’ve got another super tasty game day recipe to share with you today… and this one is SO easy, which in my book is actually nothing to complain about. ;)You will need a Crock-Pot or slow cooker, and if you really want to be ahead of the game (pun intended) you can make the Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce in advance. Pulled pork is always a crowd-pleaser, and I actually love to just keep the cooked meat warming on low during our football watching parties, then set the rest of the slider ingredients next to the meat, and let guests assemble to their liking throughout the…
  • Thai Chicken Flatbread with Light Peanut Sauce + Modern Kitchen Party Theme Ideas {Free Printables}

    jenn s.
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®I’m such a huge fan of anything remotely peanut-buttery – which is why I’ve happily welcomed the distinct spike in PB&J sandwiches that my own diet has experienced since having kids. Funny how that stuff works. ;)When I’m looking for a more grown-up style dish though, peanut sauce pretty much always hits the spot, and this colorful Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza recipe is the perfect, delicious example! It’s got a great mix of fresh flavors, some of that cheesy goodness we all love, and a sprinkling of crushed peanuts for extra…
  • Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce Recipe {Game Day Menu}

    jenn s.
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Hostess with the Mostess®If you haven’t made Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce before, there’s no time like the present – because it’s a fantastic way to flavor up your game day menu! Plus, if you buy your Coca-Cola in the classic bottle form, you can turn the empty bottles into a fun & clever way to serve your finished sauce! You can find the bottles in grocery stores nationwide right now in conjunction with Coca-Cola’s Home Bowl campaign.As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’ve teamed up with Coca-Cola this month to share some creative recipes leading up to the big game next weekend,…
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    Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog

  • Elegant Pittsburgh Ballroom Wedding

    Ami
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Alexi and Stephen’s Pittsburgh wedding is all about pure timeless romance. After a ceremony at the gorgeous All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, guests moved to the historical The Pennsylvanian for a stunning reception designed by Rania Harris. Mt. Lebanon Floral brought the outdoors in with gorgeous greenery, elements of moss, and textured florals in shades of green and coral. Alexi and her bridesmaids wore  Monique Lhuillier gowns from Ann Gregory For The Bride, the bridesmaids dresses in the palest of blush perfectly offset by bouquets of deep pink and paired with lace ribbon…
  • Win a Honeymoon to Martinique

    Ami
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    On the hunt for your perfect honeymoon locale? Looking for a place that is part island paradise and part eclectic European flair? Look no further than the gorgeous island of Martinique. Just a few short hours from Miami, nestled in the Eastern Caribbean sea, Martinique is a perfect honeymoon destination for the couple looking for Caribbean paradise with a twist. A region of France, Martinique’s culinary scene is unparalleled in the Caribbean, with island-inspired continental cuisine at every turn. We were recently able to visit Martinique and spend several days taking in the beauty of…
  • Organic + Modern San Diego Wedding

    Ami
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tammi and Dave’s wedding at the modern L’Auberge Del Mar is the epitome of sophistication. The couple let the seaside backdrop set the stage and kept their attire and decor soft and romantic. Tammi is exquisite in a floaty Sarah Seven gown, while her maids donned white chiffon frocks of their choosing. The gossamer gowns allowed the lush, organic florals from Isari Flower Studio to bring a touch of color, with each bouquet its own unique and whimsical creation. Earthy elements such as a rustic wedding arbor, herbs nestled in the centerpieces and peppermint soap favors…
  • Welcome To The Weekend

    Erin
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Friday! We hope you have had a lovely week! We are wrapping up the day with a few heartwarming links and the prettiest olive grove engagement that are perfect to cozy-up with over this wintery weekend! {Image by Meghan Mehan via Magnolia Rouge} A few of our favorites from the week: Quiz: Which celebrity home would you live in? An easy guide on how to keep a clean home. 20 paint colors that are perfect for the kitchen. Making these graham cracker conversation hearts. 7 hairstyles that take less than 5 minutes. Tempted to start on this chunky crochet infinity scarf. Superbowl bingo is a…
  • Nautical-Inspired Seaside Wedding

    Ami
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    All at once perfectly preppy and beautifully classic, Sydney and Matthew’s New England wedding is chock full of seaside charm! Set in Sydney’s hometown of Essex, CT, their ceremony on the Essex Town Green was a short walk from the Griswold Inn, where her parents met and their guests stayed for the wedding weekend. The nearby Connecticut River Museum is a dream reception locale, steps from the water. The town’s maritime history inspired nautical details, the most special two of which must be Sydney’s grandfather’s hand-built model sailboat from…
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    Snippet & Ink

  • Candlelight Wedding at Brazos Hall :: Alex & Adam

    Christina
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    This Austin wedding from Select vendor Caplan Miller Events is winter elegance at its best! Glowing candlelight, cozy textures and materials, white and gold details – just beautiful! SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS AUSTIN WEDDING BY SMS PHOTOGRAPHY.   Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  With over 300 guests, we still wanted our wedding to feel as intimate as possible. Brazos Hall’s style aligns with ours as a couple, yet it is also a blank slate that allowed us to create our experience from scratch.     The Ceremony “Everyone…
  • Laid Back Destination Wedding in Tulum :: Cheryl & David

    Kathryn
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    There’s nothing quite like a beach wedding in the middle of February! Cheryl and David opted to escape the winter cold with a destination wedding to Tulum, Mexico. Friends and family joined them for time on the beach, tequila tasting, and a churros cart. What a perfect way to celebrate tying the knot! SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS MEXICO BEACH WEDDING BY JILLIAN MITCHELL.   “We knew we wanted a destination wedding so that we could spend time with our guests over a few days, instead of trying to pack it into one night. We visited a bunch of locations but both of…
  • How to Tie a Bow Tie Step-by-Step Video

    Kathryn
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
      If you ask us, not enough gents (or ladies for that matter!) wear bow ties on a regular basis – we just love that dapper look! If you’re tying the knot in a bow tie, or you’ve asked your groomsmen to wear them, then this post is for you. We’ve teamed up with General Knot & Co. to bring you this video on how to tie a bow tie so you can look your very best… and it’s easier than you think!     Haven’t picked out your bow tie yet? We’ve got you covered: General Knot & Co. makes charming ties from vintage fabrics (so…
  • Tasty baking and happy weekend!

    Kathryn
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been lucky to have my sister in town for the past two weeks, and since she’s leaving Sunday (nooooo!) I’ll be making the most of these last couple days with her here. And by “making the most of it,” I mean, “convincing her to bake some delicious treats for us.” The girl is a baking whiz (she has a dessert food truck after all), and she’s always got some yummy recipes up her sleeve. So, happy weekend for me! And some weekend links for you! Step into a fairy tale with these incredible photos by Kilian Schönberger. Adorable cherry clutch for…
  • Words to Love By No. 15 :: You should be kissed and…

    Kathryn
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”  - Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind Artwork by Swiss Cottage Designs for Snippet & Ink. Swiss Cottage Designs is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. The post Words to Love By No. 15 :: You should be kissed and… appeared first on Snippet & Ink.
 
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    Beautiful Bridal

  • 9 Stunning Sweetheart Table Ideas

    Beautiful Bridal
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Sweetheart tables - a romantic little refuge to reflect on what this fabulous, fun-filled day means for the future. It's good to be alone - even in a room of 200 people, distant cousins you never even knew existed, and a dozen or more cute toddlers in tuxedos. Make your special table a reflection of your style, your swagger, your sweet personality. Here are nine of my favorite sweetheart table ideas, everything from rustic to romantic, found on Pinterest.  Sweetheart Table with Mr. and Mrs. Signs Rustic Sweetheart Table  Pink and Gold Sweetheart…
  • 8 Unforgettable Bridesmaid Photos

    Beautiful Bridal
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Bridesmaids - your nearest and dearest. The one who helped you get a job with vacation and seven paid holidays. The one (or two) that steered you through one or two or twenty emotional meltdowns after that other guy just stopped calling. And the one who knew you when Barbies were more important than boys - all of them have been revolving around your life like planets around the sun. Make room in your day for unforgettably beautiful bridesmaid photos, showing off the ones who love you best.       
  • 7 Delicious Bridal Shower Fruit Salads

    Beautiful Bridal
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Always give the gift of fruit.  Serve your friends a delicious blend of freshly picked strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and seedless red grapes (my favorite).  None of these recipes calls for peaches, but they are fruit of the Gods so please include them too.  The beautiful thing about fruit salad is you really don't need a recipe at all.  What you need are a lovely group of grateful guests to feel as though you slaved all day to make this colorful fruit creation, and serving it in champagne glasses will make it even more exquisite. Secret Fruit Salad -…
  • 9 Most Stunning Bridal Earrings on Etsy

    Beautiful Bridal
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Easily nine of the most exquisite pearl and crystal bridal earrings available right now for you on Etsy. Agree or disagree? I'm crazy for sparkling Swarovski crystals and passionate for lovely opaque freshwater pearls. As the saying goes, "The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens."  So true! Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Earrings Stunning Round CZ Earrings  Cubic Zirconia Crystal Teardrops  Vintage Style Pearl Bridal Earrings   Pearl Crystal Teardrop Earrings  Sparkle Filled CZ Earrings  Swarovski…
  • 15 Breathtaking Dahlia Bouquets

    Beautiful Bridal
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    Dahlias -  pinwheel shaped flowers that bloom from midsummer to first frost, when many other plants are well past their delicate beauty.  And dahlias are some of the most affordable wedding flowers - always a plus for me - with purple, burgundy and orange available in late fall for slightly more.  Just like the rest of us they range in color and size, some as large as 10-inch "dinnerplate" blooms.  And their given names are no less entertaining:  Ballerina, Bashful, Bedhead, Boogie Woogie, Fuzzy Wuzzy and Giggles!  A single creamy white dahlia…
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    Once Wed

  • Win 8 Hours of Wedding Photography from Christine Doneé

    Mary McLeod
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Christine Doneé is truly an artist. Her natural talent for communicating love and beauty not only sets her photography apart, but it also allows you to see the world through Christine’s eyes – a world full of radiant light and joy. Her love affair with photography progressed organically after a life-long relationship with art, having studied everything from sketching the human form to fashion design illustration. This artistic background serves to enhance her technique as she dedicates herself to creating timeless images with a purposeful eye and a strong passion for detail. With a…
  • How to Deal with Post-Wedding Blues

    Mary McLeod
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    When our wedding day was over, my new husband and I were bummed to say goodbye to everyone, but we were also looking forward to our honeymoon. I thought I knew exactly how I would feel on our trip: 1) relieved to have survived the wedding process 2) thrilled to have a ton of spare time and 3) in a constant state of marital bliss. It never even occurred to me that I might be a little depressed after “the big day.” If other brides before me had experienced this phenomenon they may have been too embarrassed to tell me for fear of sounding ungrateful, unladylike, or just downright nuts. In…
  • Book your Dream Honeymoon with Traveler’s Joy

    Mary McLeod
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A lot of modern couples are now opting out of traditional wedding registries in exchange for something a lot more fun- a honeymoon! Since 2004, Traveler’s Joy has helped over 253,000 couples “skip the blender” and register for a dream honeymoon. Registering for a honeymoon instead of household items is a great way to get an experience of a lifetime that you may not be able to get otherwise! Traveler’s Joy makes registering for your honeymoon so simple, and allows your friends and family to choose activities and experiences that they want you to have on first vacation…
  • Charming Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration

    Mary McLeod
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dreamed up by Anthropologie, BHLDN (pronounced beholden) focuses specifically on weddings. From mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses to artisanal hair adornments and handmade cake toppers, their carefully edited assortment of heirloom-quality gowns, dresses, accessories, and décor caters to the bride in search of unusually beautiful things.  Mysterious and charming, this “secret garden” inspiration shoot features romantic wedding dresses, shimmering bridal jewelry and floral wedding headbands from BHLDN’s Spring ’15 collection. Continue reading for more on their inspiration for this…
  • We’re Hiring a Public Relations (PR) Manager!

    Mary McLeod
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Any winning global brand is aligned in the messages it delivers, not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but in terms of spirit – even in its business decisions.” — Floriane de Saint Pierre Ready To Make a Big Impact With a Brand You’re Passionate About? First, a little about us…. Once Wed is an online wedding publication with over 6 million visitors a year and 350k+ social media followers. We’ve been fortunate enough to be featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc Magazine, and the Boston Globe. We were also named Most Glamorous Home Based Business by…
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Hand-Painted Wedding Cake

    Anne Heap
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    We were honored to work with 201 Bride magazine for a recent hand-painted wedding cakes shoot. From the article: Whether your style is avant-grade or impressionistic, hand painted cakes can turn a simple sweet treat into a masterpiece Hand-painted wedding cake with roses, succulents, dahlias, protea and ranuculus The journalist writing the article, Francesca Giordano Ferrara, did a wonderful job describing the cake: A subtle palette of pastel hues delicately decorates this charming confection. Roses, succulents, dahlias, protea and ranunculus are hand-painted on smooth alabaster fondant in…
  • Hand Painted Floral Baby Shower Cake

    Anne Heap
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Floral Baby Shower Cake We created this baby shower cake for Stacey’s baby shower celebration. The pink stripes across the top of the first tier were inspired by the invitation. The hand painted floral design on the next tier was inspired by the floral arrangements from the shower. We used blush, gold and merlot for the color palette. Congratulations Stacey! The post Hand Painted Floral Baby Shower Cake appeared first on Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more.
  • Sweets Theme Dessert Table

    Anne Heap
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    This past weekend we celebrated Piper’s first birthday! Since her name is Piper and we call her our ‘sweet pea’, we thought it was appropriate to create a sweets theme dessert table to celebrate her birthday. Piper’s 1st Birthday Sweets Themed Cake We created a cake complete with a giant slice of cake, cupcake, macaron and piping bag. The bag is piping Piper’s name in a gravity-defying fashion. We completed the dessert table with mini cupcakes, macaron pops, cake pops, push pops, cookies and a smash cake. Piper’s piping bag cake topper We want to wish a…
  • Sleepover Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Maddie’s Zebra Print 10th Birthday Cake This zebra print bed cake was inspired by ten year old Maddie’s bedroom and full of glittery, sparkly, frilly and girly elements! The bed includes a hot pink tufted headboard with a glittery 10 written along the top. At the edge of the bed sits Maddie in her pajamas which reads “I Dance in my Dreams”. Two adorable black puppies are playing next to Maddie. A set of 3d pink ballet slippers sit at the base of the bed and a hot pink throw rug sits underneath the bed. Of course the inside of the cake included our signature pink velvet…
  • Valentine’s Day Heart Cakes & Cupcakes!

    Anne Heap
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we have Valentine cupcakes and cakes for that special someone in your life. Cupcakes! For Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special 6-pack cupcake set with an assortment of flavors including: 2 red velvet with vanilla buttercream 2 chocolate with raspberry chambord buttercream 2 vanilla with chocolate buttercream This is the perfect amount for a Valentine’s Day celebration – and at a special price! Please note decorations for the cupcakes are limited to the fondant heart. Cakes! In addition to our Valentine’s Day cupcakes,…
 
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    Luxurious Wedding Style Report

  • Gorgeous Swarovski Crystal Unity Candle Holder

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

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

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

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The Coquette Collection from Luxurious Wedding Accessories is for the lovely maiden on her wedding day who is classic yet appreciates the bliss of bling. Stunning after the wedding as part of your home decor.The Coquette Collection includes:a Coquette Photo Frame,2 Lace Champagne Flutes,Coquette Cake Knife & Serving Set and a Coquette Ring Presentation Box.  Available as a complete set or individual pieces.Each item in the Coquette Collection is shipped in individual Gift Boxes. For more luxurious wedding ideas and resources, visit Luxurious Wedding .com
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  • 10 things to stop saying to a wedding planner …

    saundra, event engineer
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Wedding and event planning is often an industry that is envied by many people. Because it just seems so easy and fun. What they don’t know is the dark parts. Here are a few things that wedding planners would like you stop saying to them. 1. I planned my own wedding, I could totally do your job! Awesome. Planning your very own special day and selecting every vendor, making every single decision to please yourself is EXACTLY like running a business. Where you have to sell your services, please dozens of brides at the same time and get hundreds of vendors on the same page.  It’s…
  • spring special! $200 off …

    saundra, event engineer
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    BREAKING NEWS! We’re holding a 2015 spring special! If you are getting married in February, March, or April 2015, we are offering $200 off for our special “Month of Wedding Planning Service”. We’ll be your#weddinggladiator (get the Scandal reference)? Please share this blog post with anyone you know who is getting married this spring. It’s not too late, we can come in at any point. We’ve been doing this for over eleven years and we have this down to a science. Now we know this is one more cost to your wedding, but if we could tell you how many of our…
  • celebrity wedding recap of 2014

    saundra, event engineer
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    There were some great celebrity weddings this year. Here are a few of our favorites and some that just needed to be commented on. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Source: Hello! The Brangelina brand tied the knot! After a dozen or so kids and almost nine years, they made it legal. Look at her dress. (Can you see my raised eyebrow?) I love a good doodle and couples that include children in their ceremony. But on the dress? Seriously, the dress? We couldn’t doodle on shoes, bouquet holder, a ceremony stand? *sigh* I believe that they are both non-traditionalists and would not have gotten…
  • perfect is a four-letter word for your wedding

    saundra, event engineer
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are a few words that I really can’t stand hearing or using. Mucus, moist and perfect. I hate the word “perfect” when it comes to describing events and well, life in general. (Don’t quit reading, I won’t say the first two gross words again. Promise). let’s explore the definition of the word “perfect” Merriam-Webster says the definition of: Perfect : having no mistakes or flaws : completely correct or accurate Well, there starts the problem. Anyone who expects their wedding to be flawless or perfect are certainly setting themselves up for a…
  • best read about marriage …

    saundra, event engineer
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A thought occurred to me today, I’ve been with my husband exactly half my life. That is both amazing and unbelievable. It went by so fast! You think planning a wedding is challenging? Wait till you get to the marriage part of your story. It’s always work, but it’s so worth it. So when I find come across this awesome blog post, I had to share with you. I recommend looking through Dr. Flanagan’s site, he has a lot of great information on marriages and counseling. The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage Enjoy the great read. feature photo credit: pfe iphone plan on!
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    Ruffled

  • Modern Garden Wedding with a Pastel Palette

    Amanda
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Who says garden weddings are just for the outdoors? This styled shoot from For the Love of It and Two Sisters Events shows us how easy it is to bring gorgeous floral design and lush settings inside. A tablescape with fresh fruit including cherries and peaches is just the icing on the cake! From the event designers, Two Sisters Events: There’s nothing better than taking two very different design inspirations and merging them into something fun and unexpected. For this Wedding Inspiration shoot by Elyse Dawn and Besty Dawn of Two Sisters Events, we took the very popular Boho trend and…
  • Flower-Filled Bohemian Australian Wedding

    Ashley
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you love the “bohemian flower child” trend that’s been going around as much as we do, this wedding will be right up your alley. I Love Wednesdays and The Style Co, two of New South Wale’s best wedding vendors, brought together Anthea and Brad’s wedding day in a most brilliant way, with plenty of bright and fun details, graphic design ideas, and some of the most incredible flowers we’ve seen so far this year. From the photographer, Len of I Love Wednesdays: Anthea & Brad’s wedding was a cacophony of flowers and just a crazy celebration filled…
  • Born from the Sea Wedding Inspiration

    Ashley
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you’re wondering how to make a beach wedding elegant, look no further than this styled shoot from Lavender & Twine Photography, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber, and Rockrose Floral Design. This creative team of California vendors made their way to Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara to put together a wedding so romantic a sea nymph herself couldn’t have planned it better. From the event stylist, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber: “Born from the Sea” was my guiding inspiration throughout the planning of this styled wedding shoot. The coastal elements of floating drift…
  • Destination Hawaiian Wedding at Haiku Mill

    Ashley
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you another wedding from one of our favorite venues, Hawaii’s Haiku Mill. This place is a tropical dream come true, as you’ll see from the images by Tamiz Photography. Throw in some flowers by Dellables Floral Wedding Design and the sweet romance between newlyweds Lisa and Matt, and you’ve got a surefire winner! From the bride, Lisa: Matt and I met four years ago on a fortuitous (if not slightly cheesy) Contiki Tour through Southeast Asia. After two short weeks together, and an impromptu trip to Phuket, we knew we had something…
  • Elegant Wedding Inspiration in Tuscany

    Amanda
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    With a vision of a “simple, romantic and organic Tuscan wedding,” it seemed unlikely that this styled shoot from Stefanie Kapra Photography, The Tuscan Wedding, and Floreart would be anything less than absolute perfection. The team used a classic color scheme of greens, creams, and white for a fresh look that’s as timeless as it is irresistibly elegant. From the photographer, Stefanie Kapra: This inspiration shoot in gorgeous Italy was a cooperation between Daniela of the Tuscan Wedding and myself. Our goal was to create a simple, romantic and organic Tuscan wedding –…
 
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    I Found The Place (Formerly The Flirty Blog)

  • A new year, a new blog

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Change is good. That's what I keep telling myself.With the New Year I felt it was time to create change. At the top of the list I decided to launch a new blog! While The Flirty Blog (renamed in 2014 to: I Found the Place) has had a wonderful run I came to the realization it's now part of my past. Many of you who have followed it since 2006 know 2014 was the most brutal year of personal loss I've endured in a very long time. I felt anything but fun & flirty and am still dealing with a lot of stress and grief that has yet to be resolved. A divorce, the loss of two pets…
  • ArtPrize: I'll be there in 2015

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    For 21 days my "Tiny Cranes" miniature origami entry was displayed in the front window of the Grand Central Market and Deli on Monroe Center NW.When I showed up the first two days to answer questions about my work ArtPrize visitors let me know that I should be demonstrating how I make cranes. And they wanted to see the size of the square of paper I start with to make such tiny cranes. "This is ArtPrize! We're spoiled!" one lady good naturedly informed me. LOL. I obliged. On day three is when the magic began.When visitors would see the little dish of unfolded origami paper some of them would…
  • #HitAndRunFriday

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The strangest thing happened to me earlier this year. Not once but twice I was involved in hit and run car accidents, two Fridays in a row. Because of that I've created the hashtag #HARF though I've never posted pictures of either incident on Instagram. It's kind of like #TBT (Throwback Thursday) only less fun, more scary, stressful, and bad.The first time I was a witness. The second time I was a victim. The reason I'm sharing these stories with you is to implore people to get involved when you see an accident take place.#HARF-1The first time I was just pulling into a shopping mall parking…
  • Winter mosquitoes

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    There are two words you don't often see together.The other day I posted on Facebook:"It's freaking snowing here and guess who got a mosquito bite? One guess. Did you guess me? Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!"Even as the polar vortex'ish weather is hitting the Midwest I shovel snow and continue to wage war with my summer nemesis. One friend found it hard to believe a mosquito had bitten me the night before. He thought it must have been a chigger. Then he admitted he doesn't even know what chiggers are. He just likes the word.So when another mosquito was zzzzzzzzzz'ing around me last night I took this…
  • Winter is here

    16 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    This morning I awoke to the first real snow of the season. I saw animal tracks around the house that I'm guessing belong to a raccoon as they made a beeline for the garbage can (that it can't get into) then continued on. Everything was covered in a new fallen blanket of white. I have to admit I felt a rush of delight that everyone is telling me will not last. They may be right but for today it was wonderful.And from the living room window I spotted this chubby little squirrel in a tree. I grabbed my camera with the 140mm telephoto lens and got this shot before he scurried further up and away.
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    Truly Engaging Wedding BlogTruly Engaging Wedding Blog

  • Ohio University Wedding

    Heidi
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Ohio University Wedding in The College Green Mike and Maghan met as college students at Ohio University. They now live in Athens and found it only fitting to have an Ohio University wedding in the College Green. When they started to plan their wedding, they knew they wanted three things for sure: to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, have their dogs in attendance, and close family and friends at their sides. That said, Mike and Maghan weren’t into incorporating a lot of wedding traditions. They simply wanted a unique wedding–that had “Mike and Maghan” written all over…
  • Outdoor Engagement Photos

    Heidi
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Rustic Outdoor Engagement Photos We’re thanking Darin Crofton Photography for Mike and Jeanna’s sweet outdoor engagement photos. Full of rustic romance and bohemian charm, there’s an effortless and no fuss feel to this engagement shoot. Jeanna’s floral wreath is super adorable for these countryside shots and we couldn’t be more smitten with their simple props, poses and burlap wedding date bunting. If you’re looking for engagement photo ideas for your rustic save the date, check out the sweet simplicity found here–in Mike and Jeanna’s…
  • Rustic Country Wedding Ideas

    Heidi
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Country Wedding Ideas With Lots of Rustic Charm Country wedding love! We’ve got all kinds of rustic charm and country wedding ideas for this “Color Monday.” We’re talking bridesmaids in cowboy boots, eclectic flower bouquets, roasted corn on the cob, and a color scheme that combines soft neutrals with a lively purple named mulberry. Sweet as pie, right?! If you’re having a country wedding, be inspires to fill it with homemade menu items and DIY details. Don’t forget to get guests pumped about your big day with wedding stationery that mimics your…
  • Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration

    Heidi
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Behind the Design … Modern Industrial Wedding & Yellow Save the Date We’re finishing out the week with inspiration for a modern industrial wedding and a trendy yellow Save the Date and Carrier Card from the Love Compass design suite.If you’ve been following along, this week has been a celebration of modern weddings and we have been in love with every idea, pose and photo–today is no exception. With its soft industrial feel, we love the simple design aesthetic of this wedding board. Here’s Jen with more about the inspiration behind her design, Love…
  • Spring Color Schemes & Trend Report

    Heidi
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    MagnetStreet Sale! 40% off Save the Dates | Code: WJFBHBD | Exp. 2/2/15 Spring Color Schemes for 2015 The spring color schemes for 2015 are published! Is there anything more fun than checking out the new color combos for the season. We adore color here at MagnetStreet. Why so passionate? Frankly, it’s our thing. Color is the centerpiece of a stationery design! Did you know that you can have any color you want on your wedding stationery–you can even create custom colors! So, if you want to use Pantone’s Marsala {Color of the Year} in your suite, simply use our design…
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    Portland Wedding Coordinator

  • { Portland Wedding Venues } Planner's Roundup - 5 sites that allow outside catering

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    For so many couples, the food is the THE most important part of the wedding celebration. I often hear from them: "The food HAS to be good"..."We like the Portland food scene and want to integrate it into our wedding"..."We want to give our guests a taste of Portland and the Pacific Northwest". Often, they already have a caterer in mind when they start their venue search, and are challenged when they keep running into venues that have strict exclusive lists. That got me to thinking. What Portland wedding and event venues allow outside catering? Here are just a…
  • { Local Love } Two fun open houses - Event Cosmetics, Geranium Lake, Dec. 11, 2014

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    We were invited to two fun holiday open houses by a couple of our favorite vendors, and we just have to share! Geranium Lake Flowers is hosting a cookie exchange party and 20% off sale, while Event Cosmetics will be doing a "Party in the Penthouse" at their Da:Da Salon location. Both events are this Thursday, December 11th. Click the pictures above for exact details! Holiday open houses are great ways to check out potential vendors for your wedding and get a little shopping done at the same time. Hope you enjoy! Related articles { Local Love } Quin Candy { Local Love } Transport…
  • { Local Love } Transport your out of towners Portland-style in a Tesla electric town car!

    Emee Pumarega, CMP
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Transportation is always an issue when you have a wedding with any out-of-towners. Pick a popular Portland-area destination like Hood River, and things get even more complicated. Who picks people up at the airport? How do we get them to the hotel? I just stumbled across Tesla Trips, based out of Hood River, and it looks like we have another great option that is eco-friendly and super stylish! Tesla Trips offers PDX Airport-to-Hood-River Shuttle, as well as special event and wedding town car tranpsortation. If you have guests who want to pop out for a little winery trip or Gorge Tour during…
 
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Our Favorites of the Week: Wedding Blog Roundup

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    A spread of beautiful wedding invitations and a survival kit for going wedding dress shopping, let’s have a look at our favorite wedding-centric blog posts from the past seven days. Enjoy! Find out what flowers are fit for your season of saying, “I do!” — Top Wedding Sites Ch...
  • Wedding Flowers By Season

    Kent Page McGroarty
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Getting married in fall, winter, spring or summer often means finding season-appropriate blooms for decorating your ceremony and reception halls. Check out a few great options for each season and enjoy planning a beautiful wedding: Spring wedding flowers A season all about growth and renewal, spring...
  • 52 Super-Romantic, Not-Cheeseball Love Quotes

    Kent Page McGroarty
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Looking for a romantic quote to use in your wedding vows that won’t make you gag? Check out 52 so-romantic, not-too-cheesy love quotes and get inspired! Have fun! “Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that’s loved by you.” -You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown “As...
  • Wedding Vows: 15 Quote Ideas

    Kent Page McGroarty
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    15 Awesome Quotes For Your Marriage Vows Writing your own wedding vows, and want to include a quote or two? Check out 15 awesome options ranging from funny to sappy to spiritual to “extra cheesy.” Find one you love and use it your Big Day speech! Funny Wedding Quotes We’re all a li...
  • Our Favorites of the Week: Wedding Blog Roundup

    Grace Lynne Fleming
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    From beautiful and romantic real-weddings to engagement gift ideas and registry guides, this week we’ve got a special dose of everything to peek at. Let’s take a look at our favorites from the wedding world!   What do you need to bring when trying on wedding dresses? Check out our l...
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

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

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

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

    Mike
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
      Snek peek of Trissy and Joe’s Wedding Photography. Shot at a farm in the Lehigh Valley PA 2 out of 3 bridal shows down last one at the Hotel Bethlehem this weekend… Its one of my favorites because 1.) I love the Hotel Bethlehem and its amazing staff,  2.) I love shooting downtown Bethlehem so talking to the Hotel’s couples is always a treat. I will be working like mad today on the edits for Trissy and Joe’s wedding which was shot at the family farm (sneak peek above) and another one of my favorite locations The Events Center at Blue in Bethlehem PA. Michael…
  • Lehigh Valley Bridal Show Giveaway | Wedding Photography – Michael McNett Photography

    Mike
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    We don’t do the discounts and freebies often but when we do we go all out…. No nonsense straight up $1,000 towards your photographic coverage or a free album… you choose. And all you have to do is friend/follow/subscribe to us on social media…. easy right? NOW… snap a creative picture of your engagement ring. You can use filters special effects, put it in a strange location, sky is the limit the more creative the better your chances of winning are. Take this photographic masterpiece and post it in one of the listed social media sites. (Facebook, twitter,…
 
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    Esquire Photography

  • Let Freedom Ring And Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday!

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

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

    David Esquire
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Good evening from Esquire Photography HQ in Minneapolis!  Have a got a totally romantic treat for you from Orange County, California. I recently had the honour of working with Leah & Linsey from The Double Knot wedding & event planners for LeeAnne & Garrett’s wedding.  If LeeAnne & Garrett sound familiar, it’s because you had seen their sexy & dreamy Engagement Photo Shoot at the Fullerton Arboretum & downtown Fullerton. When I arrived at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Whittier – Garrett was wearing a totally funny shirt like I shared on…
  • I Had The Honour Of Photographing Bernhard & Doris’ Silver Anniversary At The Strandhotel In Mirow Germany!

    David Esquire
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    What is only a few short months ago, feels like a lifetime ago to me. Let me explain a little bit about why I feel like that first… As you know, I’ve had the honour of being Christin & Christoph’s family photographer in Berlin, Germany.  From photographing them in a Romantic Portrait shoot at Graffiti Heaven in Berlin to their totally gorgeous Destination Wedding in Mirow, Germany, to an intimate Family Portrait session when their son; Felix was born – they have all become very close to me in my heart & mind.  Not to mention how “at home” I feel…
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    David Esquire
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
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    Brenda's Wedding Blog - affordable wedding ideas for planning elegant weddings

  • Seductive Red Valentine's Day Wedding Inspiration Board with Pearls

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's inspiration board {from the archives} is a great starting point for a Valentine's Day wedding or a fun theme for a bridal shower. I'm loving the looks of that red velvet hot chocolate and wouldn't the pearl wreath look amazing at the entrance to your event? See the original post here. Photo Credits: red velvet hot cocoa : Une-deux senses // love flower earrings : Yifat Bareket // bride with red rose bouquet : Project Wedding // red slip with pearls : deviantART // red place setting : Kay Ellen // shoes with pearls : George Street Photo // handmade pearl wreath : Better Homes and…
  • Looking for a Stylish Wedding Website and App? Appy Couple is here to help

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Monday! Since today is my birthday {woo hoo}, I wanted to celebrate by sharing a Beautifully Designed and Amazingly Stylish wedding planning tool with you.PS: There's even an exclusive discount offer at the end of the post you won't want to miss. Most of the wedding website creation platforms out there often promise a lot – great design, ease of use, and all-in-one features . . . but inevitably, they fall short. The reason I say "most" is because this does not apply to Appy Couple. Appy Couple is a modern wedding website WITH a coordinating interactive app that lets you manage and…
  • Top 5 of the Hottest Wedding Trends for 2015 - by Renowned Event Planner

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new year means there are new trends in fashion, food and . . . of course, weddings. Engagement season is between Christmas and the end of February so that's means there are a lot of new couples starting to make their wedding plans. Since wedding day plans should include some of the hottest trends, Cynthia Pesce {event planner and general manager at the award-winning Inn at New Hyde Park in Long Island, New York} joins us today with her top five 2015 weddings trends.1. Late-night DiningThis is a trend that started to gain traction in 2014. In 2015, we think a much larger portion of weddings…
  • Pop the Champagne and Gift the Bride & Groom a Personalized Love Story Print

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Let's Pop the Champagne, I have a brand new custom printable in my etsy shop {with more to come}. This 8x10 Custom Love Story Printable is personalized and you can choose which colors you would like for the glittered 'Love Story' wording and the hearts. The particular color palette shown in this Wedding Love Story Printable was created for my cousins wedding and these were her wedding colors. This print is custom created with each order and then emailed to you for printing. The frame is not included and I went to my local Home Goods and found the perfect hammered gold frame. And, speaking of…
  • A Seaside Themed Handmade Wedding in the UK by Tracey Ann Photography

    Brenda Bennett Maille
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today's real wedding feature from Tracey Ann Photography brings us to Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby in the UK for the handmade wedding of Emma and Lee. Emma's mother was super creative and handmade the wedding cake, the table decorations, the wedding bouquet and even the bunting {I love the look of bunting and this wedding had lots of it}. After saying I Do, the couple and their wedding party took a walk through the village for photographs at the beach before heading to their seaside themed reception. This part of the wedding I just love as it's not something you hear about in the US for weddings…
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    Wedding Blog - OneWed's Savvy Scoop for Wedding Ideas, Wedding Photos, Wedding Pictures

  • Amy-Jo Tatum Pop Up Shop Feb. 7-14

    Bride Chic
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This time most Fridays you'll find me pumping a select indie designer or two whose work inspires me enough to share. Every so often like today I'll toot my own horn... And I have a lot to toot about!...
  • A Blissful & Luxurious Tuscany Wedding

    Lizzy S
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the most romantic places in the world is the Tuscany region of Italy. I can’t help but wish I had the opportunity to attend this romantic affair. Leoni and Nick, an artist and a historian,...
  • Something Blue on Your Shoe!

    Lizzy S
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Having a hard time finding something blue to wear for your wedding? These ideas may inspire you to add a little blue on your shoe for your special day. Whether you are having a wedding on the beach,...
  • Unveiled

    Bride Chic
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The classic veil may very well be gorgeous and the ultimate accessory in topping off a bride's look, but before making that big decision - let's look at some other options. It's no secret brides have...
  • Chic Countryside California Wedding

    Lizzy S
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tim and Jonah decided to get married in the incredible countryside at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula California. What a perfect spot to tie the knot! The view was spectacular! And to top everything...
 
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    Outer Banks Photography | Terry & Sarah Photography

  • Stacey & Joey | Navy Homecoming!

    Terry
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    We love capturing big life moments for our clients, and we have no other clients that we’ve been able to do that with than Stacey and Joey. We met them when we all still lived in Florida when we shot their wedding, and to this day they are one of our favorite couples! Then one year ago they called us up to shoot their maternity photos up in the Hampton Roads area, which was a blast. Right after their cute little guy was born Joey was deployed. Stacey had already asked us to be there for his homecoming, so we all anxiously waited for November to arrive. Below are some of our favorite…
  • Outer Banks Wedding Expo Special

    Terry
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Attending the 2015 Outer Banks Wedding Expo?  We have an expo special you don’t want to pass up! Contact us and we’ll let you in early on what we’re offering this year at this expo, but you have to book with us, in person, on one of the two expo days (sign a contract and make a deposit). This year you can find us, Terry and Sarah, at the Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, and we’ll also be available on Saturday evening at the Wild Horse wedding event home in Carova. Can’t wait to see you there!
  • Abby and Brian | Outer Banks Wedding

    Terry
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Abby and Brian’s wedding day was doomed for rain, that they didn’t let that stop them from having a fabulous day! The rain took a break for us to have a beautiful ceremony on the beach in Nags Head but came back right after the ceremony ended. Luckily a wonderful reception was set up at 108 Budleigh. We had a great time celebrating with Abby and Brian! Thanks so much for choosing Terry and Sarah Photography!
  • Boyer Family | Navy Homecoming Sneak Peek

    Terry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    He’s home! Enjoy this sneak peek of the Boyer’s navy homecoming, more to come soon!
  • Jessica and Kyle | Portsmouth Wedding

    Terry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm
    We loved both the elegance and fun of Jessica and Kyle’s wedding day! The decorations and location, the Women’s Club of Portsmouth, were breathtaking. And there was much fun to be had with men in kilts! The day was beautiful, the bride stunning, and the atmosphere one of celebration. Jessica and Kyle’s hard work in planning payed off for their big day, and we were able to capture some wonderful photos of it! Congrats, and thank you for choosing Terry & Sarah Photography!
 
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    Zurianas Elegant Occasions

  • Last Chance: $100 Savings to the Caribbean & Mexico

    Zuriana
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
    photo credit: Sugar Beach, St Lucia Less than a week to take advantage of this exclusive promo code! Save $100 per reservation* when you book an air + hotel vacation package to Mexico or the Caribbean. Just use promo code SAVE100 by Thursday, January 22nd 6pm CST. Book now. Flying from another airport, or interested in another destination? Contact me today for assistance planning your next getaway. I can be reached at 301.358.1818, or via email.
  • Make a Resolution to Get Married in Jamaica

    Zuriana
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
    Jamaica is an INCREDIBLE option for a destination wedding for you and your love, and for family and friends. The video above says it all, but here are some reasons I LOVE Jamaica for a wedding: the warmth of the people the adventure it’s less than a 4 hour nonstop flight from the Washington, DC area beautiful beaches lovely accommodations ranging from villas, authentic and charming Jamaican-style resorts, to the luxurious where your every need is met…there is something for everyone family-friendly and adults-only options european, and all-inclusive meal plans delicious food…
  • Newton White Mansion’s Bridal Expo is Sunday, January 25!

    Zuriana
    28 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Photo credit: Department of Parks and Recreation Congratulations on your engagement! You’re invited to attend Newton White Mansion’s Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 25, 2015 to choose the best wedding vendors to plan your upcoming local or destination wedding! Meet Director of Romance Destination Weddings & Honeymoons from Zuriana’s Elegant Occasions, LLC as well as photographers, florists, caterers, cake bakers, DJs, and more! Plan your wedding in an elegant setting offering ambience, spectacular views, and a convenient location. Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:00 –…
  • Happy Holidays

    Zuriana
    25 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    Wishing you and your family all of the magic that the holidays have to offer. Happy holidays from our family to yours!
  • Black Friday: Choose Your Vacation

    Zuriana
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    6 Incredible Vacations, 3 Days to Book. Book now.
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    Green Wedding Shoes

  • Styled San Francisco Proposal

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    When we heard some of our fave creatives (ahem, Jesi Haack + The Love Riot) were opening branches in San Francisco soon, we were crazy excited for them to say the least! Then, when they shared this super fun styled shoot they created to celebrate the upcoming openings, we were thrilled to get to feature it here on GWS! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Vogue-Inspired Surprise ElopementGreek Mythology Halloween Wedding Inspiration“Life is a Crazy Circus” Birthday Celebration in Napa ValleyRomantic Tuscan Wedding InspirationMaleficent Wedding…
  • Glamping Resort Wedding: Asha + Clay

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You all caught Asha + Clay’s super stylish rehearsal dinner, right? We’re excited to keep the fun going with their colorful Costanoa Lodge wedding planned + executed by the team at Enjoy Events Co.. When it came down to the design specifics, A + C let their choices be unconventional. If something felt like it would be a fun fit, they went with it! And likewise, they had no troubles foregoing traditions that didn’t resonate with them. Asha says, Instead of a wedding party, we simply asked friends to do readings, calling it an ensemble production. We both love to…
  • Glamping Resort Rehearsal Dinner: Asha + Clay

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We love wedding celebrations where the festivities are beautifully planned from start to finish. Case in point: Asha + Clay’s gorgeous rehearsal dinner at the incredibly beautiful, Pie Ranch in Pescadero, California. Planned + designed by the gals at Enjoy Events Co., the setting was stylish, rustic, and totally relaxed. With summer-y centerpieces by Shotgun Floral Studio and amaze-looking eats care of Green Table Farm, their guests were welcomed to the event in a super fun way! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Malibu Rocky Oaks Dinner…
  • Rustic Indoor Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    We love it when a super rad venue can act as inspiration for a gorgeous editorial. In this case, The Brooklyn Gastown in Vancouver, Canada – a rustic, exposed brick venue – set the wheels in motion for a styled indoor celebration that was filled with masculine décor, lush greenery, and lots of candlelight. The team behind the setting (The Apartment Photography, Sweetheart Events, Dushan Flowers + Bespoke Decor Rentals) set out to celebrate the love story of two ultra stylish grooms (dressed in head-to-toe TopMan!) on their big day. See the rest of this post →   Similar…
  • Custom Wedding Stationery from Smitten on Paper

    Jen
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Let’s give some love to one of the prettiest of all the wedding details – the stationery + invitations! We’re all about companies like Smitten on Paper, who LOVE working with brides to create the perfect invitation suite that is perfectly tailored for their big day! Smitten on Paper is a very custom studio, allowing you to make changes to fonts, ink colors, basic design changes at no extra cost. Totally perfect, because rarely does something fit your exact wedding style or expectations on the first try! They work with couples to design invitations, save the dates, day of…
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    Groom Wedding Planning Blog - Tips, Ideas, Info for Grooms and Best Man

  • Give Your Groomsmen the Gift of Luxury Grooming

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Let’s face it; guys aren’t always big on taking proper care of their skin and hair — even if their scruffy mugs could definitely use a little pampering from time to time. Want to help your groomsmen put their best faces forward on the wedding day? Look no further than Luxury Barber. The company’s subscription boxes will whip your wolfpack’s grooming routines into shape in no time. A perfect gift for guys who don’t already have a set grooming routine, could use a little help finding the right products for their needs or always enjoy trying out the latest and greatest grooming…
  • Behold the 15 Best Groomsman Gifts of 2015

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Looking to shop outside the box for your groomsmen gifts? We have creative gift ideas for the partyers, foodies, sports fans and beyond. Here are our 15 favorite gift ideas for 2015. 1. Personalized Keg Mug ($27.95). Keg stands are old news. If you and your groomsmen want to take it to the next level, just fill this engraved, keg-shaped beer mug to the brim and commence a full-on keg chug to kick off your bachelor party or wedding weekend. [Save 10% on this item with coupon code winter15.] 2. Personalized Wall Mounted Bottle Opener + Capcatcher ($49.95). This customized bottle opener with…
  • Expert Forum: What are the Top Groom Trends for 2015?

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    photo: Annie McElwain Photography Although it may still be frigid outside, spring (and wedding season) are thankfully right around the corner. With it, new ideas and movements will rise while last year’s fade away. To investigate what trends we can expect to see rising in popularity on the groom’s side over the coming months, we gathered some of our favorite wedding experts and asked them the following question: With men’s voices increasingly become stronger in the world of weddings, what do you expect to see as the top groom trends in 2015? Harmony Walton (Owner, The Bridal…
  • 8 Lovely Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    On the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? Here are eight of our favorite gift ideas for her. For extra points, make sure to pair your gift with some fresh flowers and a handwritten card. That’s how you handle Valentine’s Day like a boss. 1. Engraved Keepsake Box with Cork Board Interior ($56.95). Include a few mementos from special dates in your relationship, such as a ticket stub from your first date, a monogrammed cocktail napkin or favor from your wedding day or plane tickets from a favorite vacation [buy here]. 2. Round Four-Prong Basket Diamond…
  • 5 Hair Tips for Grooms

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
      Odds are when you envision your wedding day look, the James Bond theme music will play in your head as you see yourself decked out in your suit or tux, looking sharp—very sharp. One thing Bond never had to worry about was a bad hair day. He always looked debonair, no matter what. With these five easy grooming tips, your hair will look just as polished in no time. 1. Mind your diet. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. It’s important to eat well balanced meals and drink plenty of water to flush toxins and keep your body and hair well hydrated and looking healthy. If you…
 
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    The Perfect Palette

  • Vintage Glam Wedding Inspiration with Lavender and Gold Details

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Styled shoots like this make my lavender loving heart happy. For there is beauty in the the simplest details. With styling by and photography by Jessica Yates Photography and floral design by He Loves Me Flowers -- I'm instantly inspired by these sweet styling ideas.Some of the things you'll want to lookout for: A wedding cake hanging from the tree branches, a beautiful vintage inspired wedding gown, glittery gold linens,  and the prettiest bridal bouquet.It's a perfect color palette that would work for any season, but I especially love these colors for Winter and…
  • 5 Creative Cakes that Wow!

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    I love cake designs. Like I really love them. And being that I have an art background, I have to admit that I find myself gravitating towards modern, artsy, edgy cakes. Hand painted cakes, cakes with metallic detailing, cakes that have fun patterns? Yep, those are my kind of cakes. Oh, and did I mention that I love colorful cakes? Yep, I'm a huge fan.And so today I thought I'd share with you guys a few of my favorite cake designs. Cakes that wow! Cakes that inspire! Cakes that are almost too pretty to eat! Get ready for some serious eye candy and be sure to pin your favorites!Cake: Gateaux…
  • Bridesmaid Looks You'll Love: Embellished Gowns!

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Still looking for the perfect bridesmaid dresses and accessories? Please tell me that you've seen these gorgeous gowns from Adrianna Papell? This Spring, embellished dresses like these are definitely trending. And I don't know about you, but I'm totally a fan! These beautiful silhouettes look so nice with all of this intricate detailing. Oh, and what's not to love about these colors?Including an array of soft pastels, nice neutrals, and beautiful metallics -- just one look it's easy to see that your bridesmaids will love you forever if you go with a chic and stylish dress like this one!
  • Welcome to the Weekend | Friday Link Love!

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDHappy Friday! Today I have a lovely lineup for you guys. And I'm hoping you find something that sparks a bit of inspiration in you!Photography: Callie Hobbs Photography // Flowers: E-Flowers via Burnett's BoardsA few of my faves from the week!This insanely romantic styled shoot over on Style Me Pretty!This gorgeous wedding over on GWS is so cozy and sweet.An incredibly Creative Styled Shoot, anyone? Yes, please!Care for a Cranberry Basil Cosmo?This gorgeous Maui Wedding via Snippet and Ink.BHLDN has added some new…
  • Chic + Stylish Dinner Party with Boho Details

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Today's Bohemian winter inspiration is beyond beautiful! It’s party inspiration taken to a whole new level of greatness. With a mix of winter neutrals and a modern southwest vibe, I'm so so inspired by this chic + stylish dinner party inspiration created by Beijos Events and captured by Megan Welker Photography.Some of the standout details for me, are the Moroccan style pillows, the gorgeous glassware, the elegant calligraphy, and antler centerpiece. It's a feast for the eyes and then some. So without further ado, let's get into all of the details. Shall we?From the designer,…
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    The Bride's Cafe Blog

  • Valentine's Inspired Shoot!

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Wednesday Lovelies....sharing one of my favorite 2014 shoots with you today...this shoot actually took place around this time last year and it's truly a "classic"...the decor...the flowers...the fashion, will never go out of style....I love it and I hope you will too...thanks so much for stopping by the cafe!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had the pleasure of working with an A+ list of wedding artists on a lovely Valentine inspired shoot....we all met on a cold and sunny day at a beautiful venue, Belle…
  • Celebrating Valentine's with Glass Jar Photography

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hi Guys....It's "Throwback Tuesday" at the cafe and we are going back down memory lane with a sweet post that is Valentine's inspired.....take a look and thanks for stopping by the cafe today....xoxo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We're opening the cafe with two of my favorite photographers and they are the coolest couple.....stopping by today....Whitney and Bethany of Glass Jar Photography! I love getting emails from them...I always know that they are sending over something beautiful for us! They had the…
  • THROW A FABULOUS BRUNCH WITH CORELLE

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Monday Guys!!  When it comes to hosting a dinner party for my friends and family, not only do I get excited  about all the pretty flowers I'm going to use on the table...for me, it's also about the table settings......especially the dinnerware.  When I was presented with the opportunity to design a tablescape using the beautiful Boutique dinnerware, by Corelle Line, I immediately contacted my friends Amelia and Kelsey of Tart Event Co. and Serena of Love By Serena. We wanted to not only showcase how beautiful the dinnerware is, but to show you that Corelle…
  • CAFE SUNDAY

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
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  • FLOWER FRIDAY

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Happy Friday Guys...I hope you all are ready for the weekend...I've been a bit "under the weather" all week...I worked on a shoot a few weeks ago with the AMAZINGLY talented and beautiful, Serena of  Love By Serena and yesterday she sent over a few sneak peeks of the images....so, I want to share a little sneak peek with you...Enjoy and have a great weekend...thanks so much for stopping by the cafe....xoxoxo Click Here to View This Entire Post...
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Mary Beth & Joel

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    On Saturday I photographed a corporate holiday party.  It was a great vibe but what made it special was a fantastic performance by Fire Dancer, Holly Treddenick (www.femmesdufeu.com). Most corporate events are very straight ahead so when i get a chance to take pix like these I love it.  Here are some pix:   Fire Dancer is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Portrait Photography That Goes Beyond the Standard Portrait Family portraits are great, and they provide wonderful family heirlooms... Finding the Best Family Photographer in Toronto When you are looking for a…
  • The Wedding of Mirna & Mike

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I feel like Mirna & Mike and I are good friends now – might have something to do with doing 4 separate engagement sessions to coincide with the seasons. Not sure how I’m going to feel not seeing them again in a few months for pix. At least we went out with a bang on their excellent and utterly freezing wedding day. Of course, I’ll shoot in any weather because if the bride is willing to endure a bone-chilling wind while wearing nothing but her wedding dress and I’m wearing 4 layers well…   After the ceremony and numbing pix we stopped by Dave &…
 
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    Things Festive Weddings & Events

  • Glamorous Gilded Garden Wedding

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

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

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:43 pm
    These new wedding invitation designs (and coordinating stationery) are on trend for 2015 wedding themes including Bohemian, Industrial, and Rustic Chic.   Poster style invitations and those featuring exquisite fonts and typography will also be sent to wedding guests this year.
  • Why Send Save the Dates?

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    Save the Dates are sort of like the "invitation before the invitation". They're generally sent 6 to 9 months before the wedding date and provide several benefits:Because guests' schedules can fill up fast, sending save the dates will get you on their calendars and ensure a great turnout.They're the perfect place to share your wonderful engagement photos.For destination weddings, they give guests time to plan for travel arrangements and time off work.
  • Year End Sale: Save Up to 50% On Your Wedding

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:29 pm
    As 2014 comes to a close, save up to 50% on some of our most popular wedding and event accessories of the year.  Time and quantities are limited so you've got to hurry!   Click the image below for details.
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    Momental Designs

  • Amara H.

    kristy
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
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  • Regina D.

    kristy
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • Yvette C.

    kristy
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
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  • Megan M.

    kristy
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
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  • Jillian B.

    kristy
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    The post Jillian B. appeared first on Momental Designs.
 
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    Person + Killian Photography

  • Boston Wedding of Lisa and Mike at the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center

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

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

    Jill Person
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    This holiday season we had the pleasure of photographing the Royal Sonesta Boston winter wedding of Emily and Marc. Following their first look in hotel, we headed outside for photos of the couple along the Charles River. Even in the winter, the view of the city  makes for a picture perfect backdrop overlooking the Boston skyline. After spending some time with the couple and their wedding party, we headed back inside the Royal Sonesta for the fun and emotional Ketubah signing followed by their traditional Jewish ceremony. The Ballroom was transformed into the perfect and intimate setting by…
  • 2014- End of the year recap for Boston Wedding Photographers Person + Killian Photography

    Laurén Killian
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Another year has passed and what a year it has been! As we approach the close of the 2014 season, we wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on what an incredible year this has been. We photographed  80 + weddings, mitzvahs and events throughout New England. On top of that, our work was on LIVE with Kelly and Michael  and we had the honor of photographing the talented Michael Strahan, Tiki Barber, Donald Trump, Grammy award winning artist NE-YO and British-born singer – songwriter Natasha Bedingfield. We truly fee humbled by all the amazing clients and industry friends who have put their…
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common – Holiday Client Party 2014!

    Laurén Killian
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Each year, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common puts on a holiday client party and is always one of our favorite events of the year to attend and photograph. We love the creative cuisine presentations, raffle prizes that will take you around the globe and great company. Put this all together and you are sure to make for a truly unforgettable evening! This year The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common ballroom was transformed into an authentic European Holiday Market for a Client Party honoring their significant business contributors. This festive theme was inspired by the travels of Catering Sales…
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    WedLoft

  • Hoopla House Creative: Invitations

    Stacy McCauley
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Today, we are thrilled to introduce another fabulous stationery vendor to you!  So without further ado, let’s meet Lindsay van Harssel, the uber talented founder of Hoopla House Creative.  Lindsay has a passion for great design, incredible quality and helping bring to life a truly one-of-a-kind celebration.   And, guess what?!  Lindsay offered to share some gorgeous FREE printables with all of you!  Below, you will find links to a collection of free printables…including banners, favor tags, mr. & mrs. signs, bridesmaid cards, shower bingo cards, and more. You can also…
  • Wedding Tablescape Inspiration

    Michelle Cangemi
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Your wedding tablescapes can transform the look of your reception.  With the different colors, centerpieces, table runners and place settings you can choose… the possibilities are endless!  You can totally style up your tables to fit in with any theme, color scheme or season.  Need some inspiration?  Here are some tablescapes that have rocked the wedding scene lately… Striped Tablescape Green & Copper Table Decor Something Blue Tablescape All White Wedding Tables Glitter Tablescape Dark Wedding Table Decor Bohemian Wedding Table Decor   Modern Pink, Black and White…
  • Brooke & Mark

    Michelle Cangemi
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Brooke and Mark’s eclectic wedding was a lovely mixture of details and decor that represented family and their love for casual vintage items.  Jen Yuson Photography captured it all and is sharing some of her favorite shots with us! Brooke: The theme is vintage British. Mark’s mom is from England and we are going to England for our honeymoon in late October. We wanted to tie the British theme into our wedding, and I just love vintage things and decor. Our colors are navy (or shades of blue), greys, golds and pops of mint green. I made some DIY things for the decorations, a lot…
  • 10 DIY Instagram Projects

    Michelle Cangemi
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Ok Instagram fanatics, listen up!  For those of you who get a little snap-happy at times and have oodles of Instagram pics under your belt… today we’re talking DIY Instagram projects! So what do you do with all of those really awesome shots?  Here are some really great diy ideas for putting them on display! DIY Instagram Coasters by Lil Blue Boo Mini Memory Albums by Say Yes DIY Instagram Toms by My Little Secrets Instagram Clothespins by Postal Pix DIY Instagram Photo Pendants by Lil Blue Boo DIY Photo Transfers on Wood from right here on WedLoft! DIY Photo Cube by Anykind…
  • Gold Hair Accessories

    Michelle Cangemi
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Gold is definitely on trend in weddings right now.  From gold jewelry and accessories to gold decor, I’m loving every bit of it!  My focus today is on gold wedding hair accessories.  There are clips, combs, headbands and halos that are all absolutely stunning. If you’re incorporating gold into your wedding look, this roundup of hair accessories is for you!  I’ve got some beautiful pieces here that are wonderful alternatives for brides who don’t want to wear a veil on their wedding day.  Some could even be worn in addition to a wedding veil.  Check them…
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    Grit + Gold Event Design | Dallas | Fort Worth | Austin | Destination

  • A modern garden setting at Aristide Event Center

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

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

    Lottie Fowler
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    As we near the end of another prosperous year, I can’t help but to reflect back at the first thoughts of what was to become Grit + Gold. It was created with love and passion for design but more importantly built around connecting with people. I believe that people are the greatest asset to this business. If it weren’t for clients, vendors and great support from those whom I love around me, it would not have flourished so much in just two little years. We have reorganized, reprioritized, and built a great brand. We have refocused on “who” our client is and…
  • Aimee + Casey at The Modern Fort Worth

    Lottie Fowler
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Aimee and Casey are the dream clients! They were completely trusting of the Grit + Gold team to develop and execute their full planning and design. It’s evident from the outcome that those that can let go and enjoy the process end up with the most beautiful details, moments and memories!! Thank you both for letting us work with you on such an amazing event! We love you and wish you all the happiness this world has to offer. Planning & Design | grit + gold | Photography | apryl ann photography | Furniture rentals | juniper rentals | Paper & Invitations | caroline creates |…
  • In the spirit with Bowtie Vintage Classics

    Lottie Fowler
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    One of our favorite times of year is Christmas. We partnered with Bowtie Vintage Classics and Charla Storey to bring on our annual Happy Dolliday mini sessions! Here is just a peek of one of the many couples and families that came out to get festive with us! Many thanks to the Pollard family!! Aren’t they beautiful!!!    
 
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    CharaNicole

  • Taking a Look Back

    charanicole
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I feel like the last couple years has flown by. Between weddings, teaching classes, events, the LOFTon2nd, parades, Girl Scouts, PTA, and our new baby boy, it’s difficult to believe I’ve made it through standing tall. Happy 2015! We look forward to what this year will bring.
  • Real Love | Chase & Claire (Video)

    charanicole
    10 Feb 2014 | 1:48 pm
    A special thank you to Brian Perry & Ryan Satterfield of Perryfield Films for helping me relive the breath-taking union of Chase & Claire. Enjoy. Click here to see the Highlight Film (shorter version) Venue – Ceremony & Reception | Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens Venue – After Party | Sunsets at the Pier Wedding Designer & Coordination | Chara Nicole, Open Box Designs Photography | Taryn & Shelby, Joielala Photographie Videography | Brian & Ryan, Perryfield Films Caterer | Kimberlyn, 24 Carrots Catering Wedding Cake | Sweet & Saucy Stylists | Dee,…
  • A little New Year’s surprise

    charanicole
    7 Jan 2014 | 11:47 am
    I love receiving thank you cards from previous couples or event vendors.  There is just something so special to me when someone takes a moment to express their appreciation for all the hard work and effort put into their celebration.  I have every single one of my thank you cards and gifts from clients and cherish them greatly. At the very very end of the year, in the middle of all the Holiday hustle and bustle getting ready for the New Year, I received a thank you card from a couple that did not end up booking our services.  We met one evening in The Loft for a couple hours to go over…
  • Tuesday’s Table | Jolly Christmas

    charanicole
    10 Dec 2013 | 1:37 pm
    Starting the day after Thanksgiving, the holiday music begins and all the giddy childhood images of stockings, trees, candy canes, tinsel and ornaments begin calling my name. Maybe it’s a bit tacky to some, maybe even a bit childish, but I love it. As we get things ready for our Ugly Sweater Party in the LOFT this week, I can’t help but to daydream. Enjoy! | Hostess with the Mostest | Dana Padgett DesignsDecoholic | Purple Chocolat Home | TwoTwentyOne | Studio DIY |
  • Tuesday’s Table | Day After

    charanicole
    5 Dec 2013 | 6:22 am
    We started a tradition, nearly 10 years ago, saying Thank You to our parents and grandparents.  The day after Thanksgiving, we take a moment to breathe.  It’s just a little of something to show them how much they mean to us.  No football games, no rushing around to other houses, no kid’s table, just us and them enjoying a beautiful meal and great conversation. This year, we invited them to our Loft gallery for an amazing Paleo approved meal I prepared (for some of the new dietary commitments). A slow cooked roast, homemade crancherry sauce, organic green beans and cashews,…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
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  • Heather + Chris | Engaged

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    22 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
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  • Kali + Jonathan | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
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  • Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner

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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
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  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
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    Kate Whelan Events

  • Real Wedding: LeiLani & Matt

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

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

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

    Lauren Mireles
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jennifer and Dannie had a beautiful Catholic ceremony at the Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament with a gorgeous reception at Sacramento Grand Ballroom. Jennifer and Dannie were one of the sweetest and down to earth couples and we had a joy working with them to create their ideal wedding. Dannie works as a Head Football Coach and we loved helping them incorporate football into their wedding in a very fun way! Image Courtesy of The Goodness Photography Image Courtesy of The Goodness Photography Image Courtesy of The Goodness Photography Image Courtesy of The Goodness Photography Image Courtesy of…
  • Borrow Mini Couture

    Lauren Mireles
    27 Jan 2014 | 6:00 am
    Image Courtesy of Borrow Mini Couture Attention Future Brides-to-be! Need a flower girl or ring bearer outfit? Check out Borrow Mini Couture’s website for a variety of gorgeous outfits for the little ones – and you can rent them! Borrow Mini Couture (BMC) is the only online designer children’s rental and sales service of it’s kind.  Alex and Heidi, founded the company, in 2011, after their own experience of outfitting their own son, Cobb, for a wedding. After spending over $300 on a suit that he only ever wore to the wedding, they knew there had to be a better way.
 
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    Unity Sand Ceremony

  • New Unity Sand Ceremony Set with Bohemian Vibe

    4 Jan 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Having a beach themed wedding with a Bohemian vibe? This brand new unity sand ceremony will fit in quite nicely.Visit us at Things Festive for stylish wedding accessories at lovely prices and Things Festive Papers for divine wedding papers & gifts.Copyright © 2007-2015, Things Festive. All rights reserved.
  • Cyber Monday Deals on Wedding & Event Accessories

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Take advantage of Cyber Monday deals and save big on wedding accessories and holiday decor.  You won't want to miss this.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.
  • New Beach Wedding Invitations

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Announce your oceanside celebration of love with beach wedding invitations and coordinating stationery from our latest collection.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.
  • Anchors Away: Nautical Wedding Favors & Decor

    4 Jun 2014 | 2:38 am
    Nautical-themed wedding favors and decor are the perfect complement to your seafaring soiree. Find table runners, photo backdrops, coasters, glasses and more that bear nautical motifs.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.
  • 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.
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    My Wedding Dream

  • Tips and Products for Wedding Day Beauty

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

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

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    You can’t get more romantic than a proposal during the festive period, regardless of how you do it. The internet has an abundance of wedding site inspiration on how you can propose and guarantee a “yes!” as well as preparing for the wedding post-celebration, and we’re here to help. Down on one knee is the tradition, and old habits die hard, however there are a number of ways you can make your proposal extra special. Overthinking such an important aspect of your life can have you flunking your lines and giving into nerves. Keep your proposal simple and thoughtful; your other half…
  • The Marriage License Game: 3 Steps to Success

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    photo credit: Brittney Tanis via photopin cc There are a so many things to think of and plan for as you prepare to marry the love of you life. One vital component of any marriage is filing for your marriage license. Without a marriage license, your marriage isn’t legal…and that’s a sad thought. First off, research the regulations around applying for a marriage license in the county you plan to be married in.  Important questions to find answers for include, what is the application waiting period, when does the license expire, how much is the application fee, is there a discount for…
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    10 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Privacy Policy If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at admin@topweddingsites.com.  At www.my-weddingdream.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.my-weddingdream.com and how it is used. Log Files Like many other Web sites, www.my-weddingdream.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet…
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    The Wedding Chicks

  • The Hons Photography

    Wedding Chicks
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Wedding Photography Happy Hour: The Hons Photography Serving: Florida and Destination See more: Portfolio From The Hons Photography: We don’t do the cheesy photos. We love Pinterest for inspiration, not replication. We want to photograph using the natural light to our advantage and capturing organic moments. Our goal is to give clients the information necessary to help them get the most epic possible images from their wedding. We want to be involved in your planning. We like to make suggestions, we like to offer ideas, and we will tell you if something isn’t visually appealing…
  • Romantic Toronto Garden Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This beautiful wedding is a mixture of cultural traditions and the unique personalities of the happy couple. Fair warning though, you might freak out about just how cute everything is! All captured at The Miller Lash House, nestled in the picturesque valley of the village of Highland Creek. A garden surrounded by evergreens creating an intimate area for a beautiful wedding. As you will soon Erika and Eric took every detail into account, even their guests hunger level. Be sure to keep reading to get a full budget breakdown of this soft and romantic day. As always you can glance at the  full…
  • Cowgirl Bridal Shower Ideas

    Wedding Chicks
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Allure with Decor  teamed up with photographer Olivia Leigh Photography to create a cowgirl bridal shower that could easily translate to a fabulous wedding as well. You will find a perfectly set table with hand picked desserts including the delicious mason jar blueberry shortcake below. Yes … you can find that blueberry shortcake recipe here. The spurs on the boots most certainly would be the styled to perfection bride. How cute would you look in this tulle skirt and crisp denim shirt tied to together with macrame belt? see all the cowgirl bridal shower ideas here The post Cowgirl…
  • Lilly Pulitzer Wedding

    The Wedding Chicks
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Now here’s a new one! This entire wedding was built around the bride and her mothers shared love of the clothing company Lilly Pulitzer. Known for its funky and fun patterns, the Lilly Pulitzer theme made for an extremely vibrant wedding day that we could not get enough of! There is tons more to see of Dennis and Emily’s bold pattern wedding in Pennsylvania, so don’t miss a single moment, captured by Amie Schroeder Photography. Visit the full gallery. The Lilly Pulitzer Lifestyle From the Bride: Growing up, I fell in love with the happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer after my…
  • Jamberry Nail Tutorial + Nail Inspiration

    juliepegan
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    How much do you love glamming up your nails? But how much of a pain is it to drag out your nail polish and then there’s the time you spend waiting for it all to dry. Ugh! We are here to say that Jamberry is the greatest thing on the planet, because it eliminates all the waiting around time. Not sure you can make the switch over, or worried about learning a new process? Keep scrolling and you will see just how easy Jamberry Nail Wraps can be! And stay tuned for a super cute wedding nail inspiration shoot captured by Cyrience Creative Studios! From Cyrience Creative Studios: As someone…
 
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    Every Last Detail

  • A Vintage Inspired Garden Wedding

    Lauren
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Taking place among the rolling hills of a lovely Georgia estate, Courtney and Ray’s vintage inspired garden wedding is going to take your breath away! This southern fête, captured by Rustic White Photography, is full of love, joy, and some of the most stunning florals by Amy Osaba Events that I’ve ever seen. Seriously absolutely gorgeous… I know I already gushed about the gorgeous florals, but… aren’t they stunning?! And did you catch the gospel choir at the ceremony? Talk about some awesome ceremony music! From the bride’s wedding day fashions to the…
  • Eclectic Yellow, Plum & Marsala Wedding Ideas

    Lauren
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Eclectic, unique, and absolutely amazing, these marsala wedding ideas might be one of my favorite inspiration shoots to date! Emily Grace Design created a wedding design that is both gorgeous and creative, using a rich color palette incorporating mustard yellow and marsala, and pairing with lush, organic florals from Shea Hopely Flowers. This is the last of the ELD Blogiversary shoots this year, and lucky for us, Emily incorporated one of my favorite brand elements- lightbulbs! From the standpoint of the ELD brand, the lightbulb represents inspiration, and my goodness, this shoot is most…
  • What Is A Sandals WeddingMoon®? (And how you can WIN one!)

    Lauren
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    So if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that a little while ago I went on a few trips to places around the Caribbean! I was doing some research on destination weddings and honeymoons, and throughout the next few weeks I’ll be highlighting some tips and best practices on having a destination wedding and planning a honeymoon. We’re starting with a fun and exciting concept… a Sandals WeddingMoon®! A WeddingMoon® is the concept of celebrating your wedding and honeymoon in the same beautiful location and was first conceived and created by Sandals…
  • A 1920s Inspired Day After Session

    Lauren
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Going along with the theme of their 1920s inspired wedding, Shannon and Aaron changed back into their wedding attire the day after their wedding for a special session with Regina As The Photographer! Since Shannon changed into her 1920’s inspired attire later on in the reception, there weren’t really any chances to do portraits. So instead of an engagement session, Shannon and Aaron did a “day after” session with a bit of a Gatsby theme! Oh I just LOVE Shannon’s 1920s inspired dress from BHLDN! What a GREAT idea to do a Day After session to showcase such a…
  • A Black & Gold 1920s Inspired Wedding

    Lauren
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Shannon and Aaron’s 1920s inspired wedding was full of beauty and so much love! Taking place at The Vault, a historical venue in Tampa (a beautifully restored 1920s bank), a black, gold and champagne color palette was perfect for this vintage chic affair. Captured by Regina as The Photographer and planned by Kelly Hancock Event Planning, every detail of this wedding- including the Day After session- will make you fall in love with the 1920s all over again! Did you catch Shannon’s gorgeous reception gown? Well keep an eye out for more of it, because we have Shannon and…
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    One Stylish Bride - Ultimate Wedding Ideas

  • Artemer Studio

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

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

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

    Marcela
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It felt like all of our dreams came true when we found out that eco-fashion brand Reformation launched their first-ever bridal collection. If you’re unfamiliar with Reformation, here’s a little background: They’re an environmentally sustainable fashion brand that re-purposes vintage and surplus materials to create chic limited edition collections. This super cool brand is totally changing the way people think about fashion by showing that fashion can be green without sacrificing any element of design. Celebrity fans include Rihanna, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift, Michelle Williams,…
  • Something Kinda Cute

    Marcela
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Shell and Craig Lewis have a thing for wedding stationary, especially vintage and super cute wedding stationary. Shell started out designing vintage and quirky wedding invites and event stationery for friends and family as a bit of a hobby and then realized that designing wedding stationery was something she really loved. Her realization is what led to the birth of Something Kinda Cute. Something Kinda Cute currently has an adorable Off The Peg collection, which can be customised with your choice of colours and wording. What’s more, all of the Off The Peg themes can be applied to any…
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    Orange County Photographer- Weddings, Portraits, Boudoir

  • Holiday Family Portraits of 2014

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Wow, I can’t believe January 2015 is half way over already!  Here are a few of my favorite shots from this past holiday season.  I just love watching my clients grow year by year
  • Telega Golf Club Wedding | Ashley + Chris

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Ashley and Chris had their beautiful wedding at Telega Golf Course and their day was full of love and surprises!  You know married life is off to a good start when your new bride surprises you with the In-n-Out Truck  Congrats you two and I wish you both lots of happiness! Enjoy the slideshow on the computer!
  • Food Photography

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Oh gosh, I’ve been totally neglecting this poor blog!  It’s been such a crazy summer so far and I wanted to share some fun shoots I’ve been doing.  Since last year, I’ve been working with the team at Evite creating new content for their website.  It’s been such fun working with them and I wanted to share a few of my favorite images.  Head over to Evite now and check out what’s keeping me busy, besides my little man I am really loving food photography/editorials and would love to do more in the future!
  • Westgate Hotel San Diego Wedding

    admin
    26 May 2014 | 4:38 pm
    It was an European vacation over 10 years ago where I met the Stadnick family. Tim and I hit it off with them immediately and shared some pretty exciting adventures with all of them since!  No trip or adventure can compare to the wedding of Tiffany and Tim.  (Yay for Tims!)  I was beyond excited to document their beautiful union and share new memories with everyone.  Here are some of my favorite images from the beautiful day!   Photography- Alice Hu Photography | Wedding Venue- The Westgate Hotel | Wedding Venue Coordinator- Anna Geiss-Travis | Church- Our Lady of the Rosary |…
  • Boudoir | Katrina

    admin
    25 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Right before I gave birth, I photographed my beautiful friend Katrina’s fashion boudoir session.  Here’s a frame on film that I just LOVE.  
 
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    Wedding Photography | Best Wedding Photographer Directory | ISPWP

  • Best Wedding Photography of 2014 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

    Joe Milton
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:18 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 published in 2014. 1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | WINTER 2013 Chris Huang | We-Sweet Photography | Taipei, Taiwan 1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Matous Duchek | Matous Duchek | Prague, Czech Republic 1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Galina Nabatnikova | GRANINPHOTO.RU | Moscow, Russia 1st…
  • Real Wedding | Germany | Germany Wedding Photographer Georgii Shugol

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Georgii Shugol, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: St Petersburg, Russia Wedding Date: February 16, 2013 Client Names: Maria and Vasiliy Real Wedding Description Beautiful winter wedding of Mary and Vasiliy, in St. Petersburg Russia. On the street it was – 20C degrees. It was cold, but love makes everything warmer. photos ©Georgii Shugol Wedding Photographer Contact Information Georgii Shugol | Germany Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Shugol | Email: ggshoogol@gmail.com | Phone: +79817374812 Wedding Photographer…
  • Real Wedding | Baia Mare, Romania | Romania Wedding Photographer Rares ION

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Rares ION, Baia Mare, Romania Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: June 30, 2014 Client Names: Alina and Razvan Real Wedding Description Alina and Razvan are kindred spirits. They are so positive and if you are near them you can feel the positive status going straight to your heart. Their wedding took place in Alina’s native town, Baia Mare (Romania), a nice and quiet city you should visit sometime. The orthodox ceremony was held in a small church, and before, the Mayor himself has performed the marriage…
  • Real Wedding | Umbria, Italy | Italy Wedding Photographer Andrea Tappo

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Wedding Photographer: Andrea Tappo, Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: September 14, 2014 Client Names: Nour and Emad Real Wedding Description Nour and Emad came from Beirut and decided to get married in Italy. Castello di Montignano was the location chosen for their intimate wedding, and the ceremony was beautiful. photos ©Andrea Tappo Wedding Photographer Contact Information Andrea Tappo | Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Andrea Tappo Fotografo di Matrimoni | Email:…
  • Real Wedding | Arcachon, France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Arcachon, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Villa la Tosca, Arcachon Wedding Date: June 06, 2014 Client Names: Aurore and Romain Real Wedding Description Aurore and Romain are a young Parisian couple. They wanted to have their wedding in a beautiful region of France : Bassin d’Arcachon. They rented a villa (illa la Tosca) which is just in front of a beach … A beautiful sunny day, with a ceremony in the garden … and a beautiful light appears in the evening – it gives us the opportunity to make some…
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    letterpress wedding invitation blog

  • Colorful Wedding Cards for a Romantic Event

    Ajalon
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Wedding cards are unique and personalized ways to express your joy and excitement for your big day. Paper suites are customizable avenues to show the theme, enegry, and color inspiration behind the celebration that rings in the wedding. While the options for invitation designs are abundant, there are even more details to show your guests the depth of your happiness as you await the coming months. Wedding invitation paper colors are fun ways to make your stationery unique. Reds, pinks, purples, and greens are only a few of the hues available in which you may dress your cards. Whether you are…
  • A Holiday Wedding Proposal Contest!

    Ajalon
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Congratulations newly engaged couples! The holiday season brings out the romantic in us, doesn’t it?! So, to celebrate your new and exciting life together, we’re hosting a contest!! If your beau proposed to you on Christmas or New Years, this proposal contest is meant for you. We want to hear your proposal story and give you a chance to win: 100 letterpress Save the Date cards and 110 blank envelopes in your design of choice from our extensive invitation gallery!!   These save the date cards come in one ink color of your choice! If you are loving the Pantone Spring 2015…
  • Flower Girl Fashion for the Spring Season

    Ajalon
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Flower girls are a part of ancient tradition dating back to the Romans. Preceding the bride down the aisle, young girls carried chaffs of wheat and herbs to bring good luck and prosperity to the bride and groom. In Medieval times, young girls would carry garlic along with the procession to ward off evil spirits. Modern day flower girls are there to carry on the tradition. Often the girls are relatives of the bride or a close friend and serve to cheer up the wedding guests with “Awww” moments. Flower girls are fun to dress up as well to mirror the fun themes of the wedding. Here…
  • Bridal Furs for a Wintery Wedding Day

    Ajalon
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Take back the vintage looks that coveted furs, feather, and leather. A beautiful coat can truly make the bridal style come together, so why not don a fur accessory that will keep you warm in the winter cold. Whether blending in with the white outdoors or sporting the natural grays, browns, and honey blondes of your favorite looks. And don’t forget, a faux fur coat is a perfect style too! Are you convinced yet by these wonderful winter wedding looks? From chic and modern to classic and cultured, furs are in and you can’t deny it. Try one on today!
  • Botanical Spring Wedding Inspiration

    Ajalon
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There’s nothing quite like watching the flowers pop up through the rain and snow during the spring season. It’s a refreshing feeling to see life begin to bloom again. If you are hosting a spring wedding, a botanical garden full of lush greens, luxurious flowers, and creeping vines will be the perfect look to ring in this new part of your life. While there are incredible national botanical gardens all over the world that make for perfect wedding venues, there are also incredible ways to make your own local event a floral-heavy theme. Here are some of the most beautiful looks…
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  • Tips and Products for Wedding Day Beauty

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

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

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    You can’t get more romantic than a proposal during the festive period, regardless of how you do it. The internet has an abundance of wedding site inspiration on how you can propose and guarantee a “yes!” as well as preparing for the wedding post-celebration, and we’re here to help. Down on one knee is the tradition, and old habits die hard, however there are a number of ways you can make your proposal extra special. Overthinking such an important aspect of your life can have you flunking your lines and giving into nerves. Keep your proposal simple and thoughtful; your other half…
  • The Marriage License Game: 3 Steps to Success

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    photo credit: Brittney Tanis via photopin cc There are a so many things to think of and plan for as you prepare to marry the love of you life. One vital component of any marriage is filing for your marriage license. Without a marriage license, your marriage isn’t legal…and that’s a sad thought. First off, research the regulations around applying for a marriage license in the county you plan to be married in.  Important questions to find answers for include, what is the application waiting period, when does the license expire, how much is the application fee, is there a discount for…
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  • Matt and Megan's Winter Wedding

    Sarah
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Today's #RealWedding was submitted to us by Blair Gable Photography, who captured these beautiful moments that you will see in today's post! The couple featured today, Megan and Matt, hosted a gorgeous winter wedding with a combination of rustic and elegant details. They even incorporated modern touches into their natural venue, the Nordik Spa-Nature (in Quebec) which happens to be one of the biggest Scandinavian spa's in North America. We'll start with the bride's special morning of preparations for her wedding day. We love that she prepared for the coldness of the day in a very stylish…
  • Tuesday Shoesday: Beach Wedding Footwear

    Sarah
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    When you're having a beach wedding, you might wonder do you go barefoot or is there some sort of footwear that you can wear. Sand can get hot! You don't want to be in pain as you proclaim your love for each other. That's why this #TuesdayShoesday we wanted to feature some options for beach wedding footwear! And it's not as complicated as you might think. 1. Beach Wedding Foot Jewelry - Many brides now opt for a barefoot sandal, or foot jewelry. This simple accessory looks like you're wearing a sandal but instead it just loops around your toes and ankle, allowing you to be barefoot but still…
  • Parisian Inspired Wedding Ideas

    Sarah
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Paris wedding? The glitz, the glam and the vintage charm, it's all part of a fairytale dream. But it doesn't have to be out of reach for you and your partner. Today's #MontageMonday is all about getting that Parisian inspired wedding, even if you can't travel to France. Inspiration board by Loveisabella on Dessy First off, the colors. Notice that they're not bold, or super saturated. They're subtly toned and have a softness to them. Whether you stay with the blues and pinks, or choose something different, keep the general color styles of…
  • Ring Bearer Gift Ideas

    Bill
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    My fellow event experts and I searched the web and put together a list of our favorite ring bearer gifts. Most of the items that we chose can be personalized with the child's name which makes the gift extra special. Being a couple's ring bearer and carrying the ring pillow down the aisle means that he and the bride and groom will have a special bond and cherished memories to reflect on for years to come. Over the years, we've found that the most well-received gifts are those that tie in well with the child's personality and style. If he likes sports, get a sports themed gift for the…
  • Pin This Thursday: Paris/French Themed Weddings

    Sarah
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Image by Style Me Pretty (Photographer: EmmPhotography) Today's #PinThisThursday topic revolves around gorgeous French/Paris themed weddings. There's nothing quite as romantic as getting married in Paris, or even just pretending to! Today we'll share some fun ideas and inspiration for your big day - your guests will love the trip around the world. Most importantly, let's talk decor. Now if you're actually getting married in Paris, France then you probably don't need much for decor other than what is already all around you! If you are dressing your wedding as if it were in Paris, then there…
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  • Greet Your Wedding Guests Uniquely

    Josie {Contributor}
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The guest book is often the first item that invites your guests into the reception or wedding, and there are... The post Greet Your Wedding Guests Uniquely appeared first on .
  • Products We Love: Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant

    Kym
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    As you all know I do reviews from time to time as an Influenster member. And today I am doing this... The post Products We Love: Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant appeared first on .
  • How To Prepare Your Daughter To Be A Perfect Flower Girl

    Melissa Stevens
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    There is no wedding that can go without having a flower girl going and throwing flowers down the aisle. However,... The post How To Prepare Your Daughter To Be A Perfect Flower Girl appeared first on .
  • Cheap Wedding Flowers

    Kym
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:11 pm
    There are many different types of wedding flowers that you can choose from when you are planning your special day, and you don't have to go with the traditional roses that many people use. Instead their are many brides using orchids, daisy's, peonies, and anything that you want in accordance to the color scheme of their wedding. The post Cheap Wedding Flowers appeared first on .
  • Metropolitan Weddings: Jamie & Bob | McNamara Alumni Center, MN

    Kym
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:11 pm
    From the Photographer: How did you meet? Bob and I met through a mutual friend at a party 3 years... The post Metropolitan Weddings: Jamie & Bob | McNamara Alumni Center, MN appeared first on .
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  • Casa Olivi Wedding by Aberrazioni Cromatiche

    Lindsay
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Elizabeth and Nicolas are today’s lovely destination wedding couple and we are thrilled to be able to share their gorgeous Casa Olivi wedding with you all. Elizabeth organised a surprise party for Nicolas for his birthday but ended up being the one in shock when he asked her for one more gift: her hand in marriage. Determined to have a small and intimate wedding, they chose Italy as it was the first holiday that they ever took together. Their celebration was a truly special day with only closest family and friends present. Of course, the entire day was documented to perfection by the…
  • Mauve and Plum Wedding Inspiration

    Lindsay
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    I love late spring, but when it comes to wedding colour palettes and inspiration for a spring wedding it’s hard to ignore all of the yellows and greens and introduce something really fresh. It’s also kind of an awkward time of year, not quite summer but definitely not winter and finding a balance that satisfies changeable weather but still looks new can be challenging. Today’s mauve and plum wedding palette is a great combination for such a wedding. The tones of the purples are warm enough to combat a wet and dreary day but are also vibrant, fresh and a fantastic nod to…
  • Ski Resort Destination Wedding in Austria

    Amy
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Alexandra and Dani met in Germany before getting together in Ibiza and ultimately traveling to Austria for their snow-covered destination wedding at a ski resort. We just love the amazing scenery at this alpine celebration as well as the beautiful church the couple married in. Thankfully for the rest of us, Ana Lui was there to document the day! Read on below for more from Alexandra on the details of their celebration. HOW THEY MET The first time I met Dani I was 19 studying with his sister in Germany and he came to visit her. We had a funny evening together but I was not really…
  • Breathtaking Honeymoon in Positano

    Amy
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Lara and Fritz, from the US, married in Texas before traveling to Italy for an incredibly romantic honeymoon. They visited Rome, Florence, Positano and the Amalfi Coast, in the process hitting upon some of the most beautiful spots in Italy. During their stay in Positano, they asked Moumou Photography to join them and capture some of their favourite moments. Check out the stunning panorama from the Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano, and we love the colourful sun umbrellas on the beach! CHOOSING THE LOCATION “We met at a local bar almost four years ago and ended up getting married in…
  • Ancient Church Wedding in Poland with Plenty to Declare Photography

    Amy
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Dominika & Bartek tied the knot last year in Plock in central Poland, in a beautiful little hand-carved wooden church dating from 1740. The couple followed several Polish traditions, firstly in nominating one person each to be their marriage witness instead of having several bridesmaids and best men. They also received a blessing from their parents and grandparents before they left the church, to symbolise the beginning of a new chapter in their life together. We love Dominika’s simple, elegant gown and be sure to check out her pearl headpiece- so pretty! The couple’s…
 
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  • Nicole + Andrew | Vera Wang Wedding from J. Castaneda Photography

    Holly
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Vera Wang Fiona gown is equal parts striking + whimsical! The contoured, figure flattering bodice made of stretch mikado silk is dramatic and architectural, while the bias-cut, layered organza skirt provides a frothy air of femininity.  Such artistry!  And just as Nicole’s gorgeous couture gown marries architecture and airiness, so does this couple’s beautiful Catholic Cathedral ceremony venue and industrial loft style reception space.  Thanks for sharing Nicole + Andrew and congrats! Nicole + Andrew | October 4, 2014 | Chicago, Illinois | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Fiona The…
  • Chelsey + John | Lazaro Wedding from Modern Elegance Photography

    Holly
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Old Hollywood glamor meets country club chic, this gorgeous wedding in St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies is fabulous.  We love Chelsey’s Lazaro ivory organza flounce bridal ball gown.  The dramatic layered skirt is formal and elegant for a ceremony by the sea…with the added bonus of a custom high-low detachable front piece to make this dress become playful for a night of dancing and fun.  Enjoy! Chelsey + John | October 5, 2014 | St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies | Dress Listing: Lazaro, 3213
 The Ceremony The ceremony was on the 17th green of the St. Kitts Royal Golf Club. It was the…
  • Jessica + Mike | Lazaro Wedding from Ben Kane and Vasko Photography

    Kelly
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    From the refined classic cathedral ceremony to the raucous celebratory atmosphere of the contemporary ballroom reception, Jessica and Mike’s fall wedding had something for everyone…including samba dancers and acrobatic capoeiristas. The newlyweds extended the special memories by having post-wedding day after wedding portraits, highlighting Jessica’s amazing lace Lazaro wedding dress. We love the energy of this wedding! Jessica + Mike | October 25, 2014 | Toronto, Canada | Dress Listing: Lazaro, 3201 The Ceremony We were married in a traditional catholic ceremony at St.
  • Cat + Nigel | Zoog Wedding from Duke Studios

    Holly
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We love this couple’s intimate gathering in Scotland that took place in a 16th century tower…complete with warm candle light, elegant flowers, an exquisite Zoog Studio wedding gown…and the coolest, most fantastical ring bearer we have ever seen! A beautiful barn owl swooped in to deliver Cat + Nigel’s wedding rings. Talk about enchanting! Enjoy! Cat + Nigel | October 2014 | Aikwood Tower, Selkirk, Scotland | Dress Listing: Zoog Studio by Sigi The Ceremony We had an intimate ceremony in the Laich Hall at dusk – the only modern part of the Tower, which was built…
  • 12 Incredible Long Tables at Weddings

    Kelly
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Whether you call it family-style dining, long tables or banquet seating, this style is a gorgeous look for vineyard weddings, outdoor country club affairs or rustic ranch weddings. The classic long-table brings guests together to create a more intimate feeling, and allows you to experiment with long centerpieces. We are mooning over long tables today, get inspired with this sampling of ideas for both indoor and outdoor weddings. The romance is in the air at this wedding featuring an impossibly long, winding table topped with bistro lights and trees. Photo: Gia Canali Long tables dotted with…
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  • Follow the trends for wedding colors

    Alyx
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Planning the wedding is surely the most emotional time but a lesson of style after all. And you start with the wedding colors. This means to choose a combination, at least two. Some want to follow the trends and so make sure that the visual impact will be a remarkable one. Source : elegantweddinginvites.com `` New wedding color combinations for 2015 will surely be on everyone’s taste. It is true that colors are versatile, each one has another interpretation for each color as a symbol yet besides this there is a great variety to choose among. And it can be about: Vibrant orchid, the star…
  • Be in trends with a metallic wedding cake

    Alyx
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    To choose the wedding cake is not just about the taste and the way to decorate it. Trends come in a different way each year and for those that follow a modern style for this event it is clearly that glamorous metallic wedding cakes will be preferred. Among others this style category is one of the trendiest and fabulous looks ever. Inspired by the Great Gatsby, coming with a disco style look, just in contrasting nuances it doesn’t matter your hint though the metallic accent is the main attractive part. Here are a few ideas for such cakes:   Source: colincowieweddings.com The all…
  • A fancy style even for manicure

    Alyx
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    We are used to see brides wearing all white, a pure white dress and matching elements and accessories with such a look. It is a classic way, nothing wrong, yet to distinguish yourself from the simple style art deco manicure for wedding may be one idea. In a contrast with the outfit, a plus of color or just a fancy way to accentuate the details the art deco manicure brings another esthetic test. Here are a few styles to inspire you: Source: confidentialness.com   Keeping the white base specific to a bride with the base a black triangle and then a glittery line. Any intense nuance at the…
  • The sweet rose gold touch instead of the classic white

    Alyx
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Along the years brides started to prefer more the off white outfits instead of the pure white dresses. And when it comes about the shoes they are of a total free way to choose colored versions. The rose gold glitter wedding shoes are among favorites. Shiny, glittery so totally in trends such shoes are great and can easily be combined with any wedding outfit of any color. Here are a few options: Source: the-louisville-wedding-blog.com   Kate Spade style Emelia, the sandals with kitten heel. Peep toe, bow in front and a shiny texture, a strap at the ankle back part too. Charm style of the…
  • Weddings of the year

    Alyx
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Each year in the celebrities’ area another wedding is planned. They are after all humans like us others with plans and desires to have a family. They set a trend and show a style that for many is an interest and a source of inspiration, a gala of the richest and most known people so celebrity weddings 2014 are intensively expected or intensively discussed. Source: theweddingspecialists.net   One of the most waited for events was of course the wedding of Kanye West and Kim. On 24 May in Italy and more exactly in Florence Kim walked down the aisle once again. Just to judge after the…
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  • Styled San Francisco Proposal

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    When we heard some of our fave creatives (ahem, Jesi Haack + The Love Riot) were opening branches in San Francisco soon, we were crazy excited for them to say the least! Then, when they shared this super fun styled shoot they created to celebrate the upcoming openings, we were thrilled to get to feature it here on GWS! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Vogue-Inspired Surprise ElopementGreek Mythology Halloween Wedding Inspiration“Life is a Crazy Circus” Birthday Celebration in Napa ValleyRomantic Tuscan Wedding InspirationMaleficent Wedding…
  • Glamping Resort Wedding: Asha + Clay

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You all caught Asha + Clay’s super stylish rehearsal dinner, right? We’re excited to keep the fun going with their colorful Costanoa Lodge wedding planned + executed by the team at Enjoy Events Co.. When it came down to the design specifics, A + C let their choices be unconventional. If something felt like it would be a fun fit, they went with it! And likewise, they had no troubles foregoing traditions that didn’t resonate with them. Asha says, Instead of a wedding party, we simply asked friends to do readings, calling it an ensemble production. We both love to…
  • Glamping Resort Rehearsal Dinner: Asha + Clay

    Jen
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We love wedding celebrations where the festivities are beautifully planned from start to finish. Case in point: Asha + Clay’s gorgeous rehearsal dinner at the incredibly beautiful, Pie Ranch in Pescadero, California. Planned + designed by the gals at Enjoy Events Co., the setting was stylish, rustic, and totally relaxed. With summer-y centerpieces by Shotgun Floral Studio and amaze-looking eats care of Green Table Farm, their guests were welcomed to the event in a super fun way! See the rest of this post →   Similar Posts You’ll Love Malibu Rocky Oaks Dinner…
  • Rustic Indoor Wedding Inspiration

    Jen
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    We love it when a super rad venue can act as inspiration for a gorgeous editorial. In this case, The Brooklyn Gastown in Vancouver, Canada – a rustic, exposed brick venue – set the wheels in motion for a styled indoor celebration that was filled with masculine décor, lush greenery, and lots of candlelight. The team behind the setting (The Apartment Photography, Sweetheart Events, Dushan Flowers + Bespoke Decor Rentals) set out to celebrate the love story of two ultra stylish grooms (dressed in head-to-toe TopMan!) on their big day. See the rest of this post →   Similar…
  • Custom Wedding Stationery from Smitten on Paper

    Jen
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Let’s give some love to one of the prettiest of all the wedding details – the stationery + invitations! We’re all about companies like Smitten on Paper, who LOVE working with brides to create the perfect invitation suite that is perfectly tailored for their big day! Smitten on Paper is a very custom studio, allowing you to make changes to fonts, ink colors, basic design changes at no extra cost. Totally perfect, because rarely does something fit your exact wedding style or expectations on the first try! They work with couples to design invitations, save the dates, day of…
 
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  • Ashford Estate Wedding Published on Style Me Pretty

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

    Kristin Polhemus
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Admittedly, 2014 was a pretty tough year for me.  I worked really hard, loved on others really hard, and at the end of each day, I was exhausted from giving; and just being.  Have you ever felt like that?  Have you ever had days, weeks, or years like that?  At the risk of sounding negative– but with the certainty of being real– 2014 was one of my least favorite years.  My dad died, after four years in a coma.  My grandma died shortly after, of cancer.  I was passed over for awards I ached to earn and features in magazines in which I yearned to be published, and I heard…
  • Glogg: My Dad’s Norwegian Mulled Wine Recipe

    Kristin Polhemus
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    Glogg is a Norwegian mulled wine, and a recipe that is near and dear to my heart.  Every Christmas, for as long as I can remember, my dad lovingly prepared warm mugs of Glogg for our family as we sat around the fire and reflected on our year together.  This Christmas, however, was different.  My father passed away this spring, and this was our first Christmas without him. But the funny thing about traditions is that they never die.  They live on in the ones who keep them alive.  At my dad’s memorial service, we made sure to share his favorite recipes in the program, so that all in…
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  • The Lord Elgin for Flexible, Affordable Wedding Accommodations

    Alan Viau
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Lord Elgin hotel is an Ottawa landmark. It is ideally located as guest accommodation for your downtown wedding. Still privately owned, the Lord Elgin boasts impressive lodgings, flexibly and… affordability. The Lord Elgin was first established in 1941. It was built by the Ford Hotel Company and named after the Right Honourable James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, 12th Earl of Kincardine and Governor General of British North America (1847-1854). To mark the Lord Elgin Hotel’s 60th birthday, the hotel was expanded and renovated; sixty additional guestrooms and the complete…
  • ETSY Wedding Ideas: Pantone’s Color of the Year – Marsala

    Alan Viau
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
      My curation of great wedding ideas on Etsy. For more information click on the image. Red and white bohemian wedding dress     Halo Rhodolite Garnet Diamond Ring Ruby Red flower crown Sequin Burgundy Bridesmaid Dress AlphabeTIES. Custom initial necktie Black and Burgundy Flower Girls Tutu Skirt  Filed under: Etsy Products Tagged: Dress, marsala, pantone, wedding
  • Top Tips for Perfect Wedding Photography

    Alan Viau
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    So much of your wedding day will be fleeting — the cake, the flowers, the music — but the photographs will live on forever. You owe it to yourself (and your grandchildren!) to do everything you can to make them fabulous. Here’s how to not only find your perfect photographer, but how to work with them. 1. Do Your Homework — Early About a year before your wedding date, start your search by asking recent couples you know for recs and browsing websites and blogs (like TheKnot.com/photography and TheKnot.com/blog). Look at a few highlight galleries of weddings from each…
  • Inspirational Wedding Pictures January 26, 2015

    Alan Viau
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
       Filed under: Inspirational Wedpics Tagged: inspiration, Photography, pictures, wedding
  • HAWKS CAY RESORT GETS EVEN BETTER WITH NEW RENOVATIONS

    Alan Viau
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Hawks Cay Resort, an iconic Florida Keys resort destination, announced it has entered the final phase of a multi-million dollar renovation.  The extensive project touches nearly every aspect of the resort from the landscape architecture and exterior reception area to the lobby and guestrooms as well as meetings facilities, Calm Waters Spa and the kids’ activities center. The renovation is part of the re-launch program initiated by Carey Watermark Investors, which acquired the resort in the fall of 2013. Pyramid Hotel Group, the resort’s new management company, is overseeing the…
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  • HoneyWeekends

    Estella Davis
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    There is a new approach to honeymoons that is starting to be more popular with newlyweds these days. More and more couples are ditching the classic week long getaway and taking a much more quality over quantity and approach to their romantic time post wedding together. Often times it is hard to take off work for an extended period of time without hearing it from your boss. Crunching for vacation time will not be an issue anyone because the honeyweekend has been created! A honeyweekend is a much shorter version of a honeymoon put into the length of a weekend’s time. Honeyweekends are still…
  • I love my babyfon!

    Estella Davis
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    I´m a proud mother of a little baby girl. She is almost one year old and so cute. But my baby girl is also very demanding. I love her, that is not the reason, but sometimes I need a break. Sometimes when she is tired and I want to have a rest, my rest, I lay her down in her bed and turn on the babyfon. Soon she is sleeping and in this time I love it to have a warm bath. So I take the babyfon with me and if my little cute baby girl will cry, so I will jump out of the bathroom and I will have a look at her. So I can check out if it is everything allright with her. I love my babyfon so! It…
  • Delectable Dessert Options!

    Estella Davis
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Of course you can have your cake and eat it too, but just in case, here are more options to satisfy your sweet tooth! A savvy bride is always searching for alternative options for their wedding day. Let’s face it, being creative is a great way to stay on budget! With D.I.Y crafts or unique options you can definitely shed off the dollar signs by trying new things!  When it comes to dessert at your reception there are more options than just cake! Candy Buffet Give your guests a taste of candy land with a candy buffet at your reception. The great thing about using candy is it’s easy to…
  • Passport Menus

    Estella Davis
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    If you are planning a travel-themed wedding, these menus may just be the little extra touch that you have been looking for! My fiancé and I are planning our aviation-themed wedding and we thought that designing our menus to resemble passports would be a creative idea that has not been too often recreated. Instead of giving each person his or her own individual menu, you can also stand these menus up and use only a few per table. They will thus serve a dual purpose: decorations and menus. So, if you are looking to personalize your wedding menus, here is one way to do so. What you will need:…
  • Island Wedding

    Estella Davis
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    You’re engaged and planning your wedding, have you dreaped of an island wedding? Well, the U.S. Virgin Islands could be the ideal place. If you’re looking to escape to a simple, romantic island wedding getaway that intensifies your feelings of love and captivates your adventurous spirit, the U.S. Virgin Islands are ideal! With historic churches, centuries-old sugar mills and forts, romantic resorts, unique wedding locales, glorious palm-fringed beaches and simple marriage laws, the U.S. Virgin Islands is a natural aphrodisiac for budget-conscious couples or those for whom the ultimate…
 
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  • Wedding Colors for Your Wedding Theme

    Cierra Cline
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Although a new year has arrived and new color schemes have come to center stage, the same wedding themes are still as popular as ever. For example, you have a beach theme, vintage theme, rustic country, tea party elegant, and black tie affair, just to name a few. With each theme comes their own color scheme, so here is a list of a few colors that really tie into your wedding motif. Wedding Themes and Color Schemes: We’ll go ahead and start off with my absolute favorite wedding theme: rustic country. When you think rustic country, you think old wood basking amidst the glorious beauty of soft…
  • 2015 Celebrity Wedding Takeaway’s

    Cierra Cline
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    2014 has taken a bow out at years end just a few weeks ago, but just because last year has come to a close, doesn’t mean celebrity wedding fads have. In fact, we’re going to take a look at some of the celebrity weddings and see what they did right for 2015. Between gorgeous gowns and fabulous décor, following our celebrities footsteps (in the wedding department, at least) we can see just what fashion tips we can glean from them! 2014 Celebrities Who Tied the Knot Yep, most of the time when we hear about celebrity weddings, our first feeling is skepticism, if not a leering thought of they…
  • Top 2015 Wedding Trends

    Cierra Cline
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    It’s officially 2015, and the New Year is filled with exciting new trends, colors, themes, and ideas. From stealing themes from British royalty to latching on to the old-time favorite flowers, 2015 is filled with new and exciting, old and reminiscent ideas and trends. Here’s a look at some of the new and improved (as well as old and favorable) ideas for you to consider! Wedding by Eileen Rivard Taking Ideas: We’ve all been lavishly captivated by the extravagant beauty of the British style; heck, even our TV shows, clothes, and dining tastes have been virtually “affected” by the…
  • Your Wedding Registry: The Office

    Cierra Cline
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    If you have an office, or extra room that you want to turn into an office, than registering for your office is another good idea! With your office, there are a few items that you could add, giving your guests more of an option to choose from. There aren’t a whole lot of items you can register for when it comes to the office, but there are a few things you could add! Here are just a couple ideas for you to consider! Another area for you to consider for your registry is your porch; any outdoor patio furniture or items would be great to add to your registry! So along with your office…
  • Your Wedding Registry: Things for your Room

    Cierra Cline
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Your wedding registry is starting to look complete now that you’ve started registering for living room, bathroom, and kitchen items. Now that we’ve gotten your registry well on its way, we’ll go ahead and look at some great items to add to your registry for your bedroom! From pillows to picture frames, you’ll have just about everything you need to make your bedroom feel like your safe haven! Bedroom by Betta Living Things for your Bedroom: Unlike the kitchen or maybe even the living room, you don’t need a whole lot of things. You and your spouse will be bringing in a lot of your own…
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  • Wine Wednesday: Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta

    Lisa
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Today, let’s get away from all the “meat” and go for something a bit lighter. This sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Polenta is just as filling and another brunch option for those guests that happen to drop by. You can … Continue reading →
  • Wine Wednesday: Moroccan Lamb Stew with Noodles

    Lisa
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I remember having something similar when I was in Marrakesh a few years ago. What a flavorful and hardy meal. I hope you enjoy. Large pinch of saffron threads 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, cut into … Continue reading →
  • Take the guess work out of planning with Trello

    Lisa
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s face it, engagement season is under full swing and planning, organizing has gone the way from paper & pen to all digital. So what is the newest app out there that will make your wedding and dare I say, … Continue reading →
  • Real Talk: Communication is the key to keeping your relationship a relationship. Pt2

    Lisa
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this second part of Communication is the key to keeping your relationship a relationship, what I’m sharing isn’t rocket science. It’s really quite easy and believe me…if you practice nothing else, these are MUSTS to having a mature relationship. … Continue reading →
  • Spring 2015 Collection: WHITE by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal

    Lisa
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    It’s that time of year again when WHITE by Vera Wang bridal gowns from the Spring 2015 collection are being shown at David’s Bridal. The new collection features stunning modern bridal gowns, sleek new bridesmaid and formalwear styles, and feminine … Continue reading →
 
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  • How NOT to Lose Your Engagement Ring

    bellemagazine
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    {Ken and Dana Design} Along with handwritten vows, few things get our hearts pounding like romantic proposals and engagement rings. If you are one of thousands of lucky girls who, during the last holiday season, got an engagement ring, you may be wondering how to keep your precious bauble safe. Well, we’ve got good news for you, my friend! Jewelers Mutual® Insurance Company, the experts at  protecting jewelry, gave us the scoop on the best and easiest ways to protect engagement rings and we are so nice, that we’re sharing this useful info with you! The Most Dangerous Accessory of All In…
  • Casablanca Bridal Spring 2015

    bellemagazine
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    Casablanca Bridal is globally known for glamourous for bridal fashion. And their newest collection is no exception, it features beautiful wedding dresses that will make you walk down the aisle feeling like royalty. The heirloom detailing of these array of wedding dresses will leave every guest in awe – and steal the heart of a husband-to-be. Sophisticated and oh-so-pretty, Casablanca Spring 2015 Bridal Collection oozes with grace and delight.     Please contact Casablanca Bridal for authorized retailers and pricing information.    For every bride there is a…
  • Wedding Day Look: Nautical Elegance

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    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brought to you by Justin Alexander If you are a fan of Belle The Magazine (and we hope you are), you know about our exciting series of wedding day looks. Our friends at Justin Alexander know that a girl only becomes a bride after she has the perfect dress and the perfect accessories to styled her look. So they have us searched the good and the ugly to help ease the pain of trying to find your beloved wedding day look. This week our fashion story happens on a perfectly elegant tented  reception filled beautiful nautical elements for a soiree to remember. (Image via Mindy Weiss)   For a…
  • Modern New York Wedding

    bellemagazine
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    When you have a wedding as sweet as the love story that began it all you must have the best of the best in the business to document it, so it was a no brainer for this couple to seek out Joseph Lin Photography to capture every single moment. SEE THE FULL GALLERY An Engagement Story to Remember “Last Christmas, Keith and I decided to drive from New York to Georgia to be with my family for the holidays. Little did I know that Keith had already planned to stop in Charleston, SC on our way. We left at 5:00 in the morning 2 days before Christmas and drove for 13 hours to a beautiful hotel…
  • 5 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta

    bellemagazine
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Witness the eternal love between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains! Puerto Vallarta is truly a unique place where a tropical atmosphere meets Mexico’s rich culture…. I really can’t think of a more perfect location to have a destination wedding or honeymoon! But, “why Puerto Vallarta?” you may be asking yourself. Well, to answer your question my friend, over on Pinterest I’ve rounded-up five of the top reasons why you’ll fall in love with this gorgeous spot. Click here to stop by Pinterest and discover why Puerto Vallarta’s destination…
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  • Where I Want To Go Next: Belle Mont Farm St. Kitts & Rosewood Baha Mar Nassau

    lesleycohen
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    As anyone could probably tell from my Pinterest account, I drool constantly over sunny, seaside vacation destinations…. and let’s just say the places I want to visit next are pretty typical for my taste Belle Mont Farm, St. Kitts, West Indies My husband and I honeymooned in St. Kitts & Nevis in 2006. We adored and still hold near and dear our magical stay at the Four Seasons Nevis. We have been back to visit and absolutely the resort and the island of Nevis. I will be honest and stay that our 2006 stay on St. Kitts was just OK. We loved the island but our hotel was not great.
  • Two Caribbean Hotels Get Fab Refreshes

    lesleycohen
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    There are two Caribbean hotels that are reopening after massive renovations and they look absolutely dreamy. Both hotels look like they have a Malliouhana on the island of Anguilla   Capella Marigot Bay on St. Lucia   Photograph via Lodging Magazine The renderings and photographs are dreamy and look well worth checking out! The post Two Caribbean Hotels Get Fab Refreshes appeared first on Venue Safari.
  • Question: Why Would I Use A Travel Agent?

    lesleycohen
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Holy cannoli! It has been almost 4 months since I blogged on Venue Safari! I have been quite distracted since April with my  new (but still related) gig as a Luxury Travel Agent with Elite Travel International. This new opportunity has given me a new outlet to do what I LOVE… researching incredible destinations for vacations & honeymoons, weddings and other celebrations. I have been blessed that my dear friends have kept me pretty busy booking their incredible travels to Mexico, England, France, Spain, The Keys, the Caribbean etc. etc. but I have had this post in my mind for…
  • Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, Central America, Bermuda & Mexico

    lesleycohen
    29 May 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Was ABSOLUTELY thrilled to find this article from Islands Magazine about resorts with over water bungalow hotel rooms near the US in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and Bermuda. As a wedding planner, I had MANY clients visit Bora Bora for their honeymoon and rave about their amazing overwater bungalows. Going to Bora Bora is a very time consuming and expensive trip so I was excited to find these options that are MUCH closer to the US…. A few featured from the article: Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge, Panama Cayo Espanto, Belize  and a few others I have discovered along the way……
  • 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…
 
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  • Real Wedding – Garden Delight

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    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Impeccably dressed in a bespoke, fishtail gown with a sweetheart neckline and French lace overlay, Alice was a relaxed bride, thrilled to be marrying her best friend Stephen in a secluded garden at Carrick Hill. HER HAND IN MARRIAGE Stephen was slightly anxious when he arrived at Alice’s family home to ask her father for [...]Real Wedding – Garden Delight is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Golden Globes 2015 – Best Bridal Fashions

    Real Weddings
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The 72nd Golden Globe Awards were held over the weekend at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California – and here in the Real Weddings office we couldn’t wait to see what fashions would hit the red carpet. Below are our top ten picks of wedding day inspired styles, with Sienna Miller taking out Best Bridal [...]Golden Globes 2015 – Best Bridal Fashions is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Real Wedding – Southern Highlands Style

    Real Weddings
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Teall and David first met at a public library so it was fitting that they should celebrate their marriage at Bendooley Estate’s The Book Barn complete with shelves upon shelves of beautiful leatherbound books. Describe how you met and the marriage proposal. Dave and I met at a public library while we were studying at [...]Real Wedding – Southern Highlands Style is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Celebrate 2015 with Real Weddings

    Real Weddings
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Real Weddings team are back from summer break, and are so excited for the year ahead! 2015 is set to be full of gorgeous weddings, industry style tips and the hottest bridal trends Australia wide and from around the world. A big congratulations to the newly engaged – we a thrilled to share this [...]Celebrate 2015 with Real Weddings is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
  • Merry Christmas from Real Weddings!

    Real Weddings
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Merry Christmas from the Real Weddings team! We hope your break is filled with laughter, delicious summer fruits and most importantly, love. The Real Weddings team are taking a break from the 18th of December to the 5th of January to re-energise and allow the creative ideas to start flowing for 2015. Keep your submissions [...]Merry Christmas from Real Weddings! is a post from: Wedding Tips & Ideas
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  • Beautiful Times of Loneliness in Versailles

    Kristo Di Giorio
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    A few artistic frames taken in the Gardens of Versailles in Paris. Although a tourist place with many people around, the pictures are trying to unveil the beauty of loneliness. Traveling alone is not necessary bad, but it helps you to find more time for yourself, relax and enjoy the life away from the busy days. The pictures below are a small sample of a destination session I did this summer in Paris, the capital and most populous city of France.
  • Lovers return to the scene of first sight – Let the honeymoon begin

    Kristo Di Giorio
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    The whirlwind romance of Jonathan and Erica blossoming in Santorini honeymoon Place where they first met… First met in Santorini, the legendary blue domed church remained testimony of Jonathan and Erica’s upcoming love story. The young man and lady barely knew back then that this wasn’t a chance meeting at all. They were destined to be together. Two years later they got married in Macau. Came back to where they met for the first time to celebrate honeymoon in the picturesque Santorini. ATV, marriage and more… Jonathan and Erica had a whirlwind romance, bonding over ATVs. They are both…
  • When Love is doing Circles

    Kristo Di Giorio
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    George and Athena – Even distance couldn’t keep them apart! They were together, broke up, only to be united again It is rare to find two young souls in love from childhood, separated there after only to meet later as adults! Seems like a fairytale, isn’t it? This is the reason why we decided to capture their story as such tales aren’t heard every day. Two beautiful people always meant to be together discovered that nothing could do them apart through the years of their growing up. As if love was to happen….. George and Athena studied in the same school. They were in the same year,…
  • Friendship and Love in the forest

    Kristo Di Giorio
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    The childish innocence of a couple captured before matrimony! The journey from childhood to saying “I do” Greece is an amazing land of paradise with breathtaking picturesque scenic beauty and exquisite locations for tourists to discover. The local people also like exploring the deep blue seas in this part of the world, not to mention the mysterious forests lurking aside these water bodies. Gus and Ann set to tie the nuptials very soon wanted to tell their story as a celebration of their engagement. The couple who knew each other since childhood met first at this very place amidst nature.
  • An attractive woman in an abandoned railway graveyard – Childhood revisited

    Kristo Di Giorio
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Memories back in abandoned coaches Alex is a beautiful lady living next to a train cemetery very close to Thessaloniki – the second largest Greek city, capital of Macedonia region. The enticing landscape and breathtaking sea nearby is the backdrop of this important city. Even as the hustle of everyday life overcomes our true self, what is left untouched especially are the memories of childhood. Alex like any other woman, who often used to come over to the abandoned place as a child recalls how she would bring her favorite toys to play. Ride down memory lane or tracks? Her bicycle that she…
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  • Bentley Projects | Downtown Phoenix Venues | Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. “I like you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” EE Cummings When we met this couple I guess close to a year ago,  you could tell immediately how genuinely in love they were with each other. So natural. So real. You knew that they were head over heels for each other but you also knew right away how important they were to each other and how…
  • Wedding Selfies | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. I love group selfies at weddings. What are these even called??? There isn’t a wedding we attend that we can’t get at least one of these fun shots! Needless to say brides weren’t doing this 15 or so years ago when we started our business!!!
  • Cheers to Love | Wedding Engagement Photography

    Melissa
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:03 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. Last post before the New Year! A recap of some engagement sessions from this past year.  So glad there is no shortage of couple’s in love! We were fortunate enough to cross the country and cross the ocean to document some pretty special couples head over heels in love. In case you didn’t guess, we love what we do!
  • Our Wedding Stories 2014 | Film Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is our first time posting a year in review post. My goal is to show a complete wedding through the eyes of multiple weddings photographed this year. Not every wedding is represented and not every situation but this is a snapshot of the key elements that make up a wedding day. From the chaos of getting ready, to the calm of the ceremony, to the party after – every wedding is unique and this compilation is just a…
  • Engagement Session | Wrigley Mansion | Arizona Biltmore | Film Photography

    keith
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:37 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. We love it when a couple hires us specifically because we shoot film. Believe me at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you capture your images using digital cameras or film cameras, it just matters that your work speaks to your clients. But it puts a smile on Keith’s face when he can talk shop with someone who respects the craft and appreciates the cameras and knowledge that he brings to every event/wedding…
 
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  • NEW: Whimsical Foxes and Cats Wedding Invitations

    Cynthia
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    We have two new invitation sets for 2015 and they have something in common — both collections feature stylish animals! Some of my custom cartoon clients have requested for me to draw them as cute critters so I went ahead and made these available for you guys as well. First up is this hip fox couple. Mrs. Fox is wearing a tea-length dress with flowy sleeves and an up-to-the-minute flower headband (so very Bohemian) and Mr. Fox is sporting a bow tie with his vest. Here’s where you can check out the complete Whimsical Woodland Foxes Wedding Invitation Collection. And just how can I,…
  • Another batch of custom cartoon couple portraits

    Cynthia
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Happy new year! I’m still taking a break from featuring real weddings / e-sessions / styled and post-wedding shoots but I’ve been quite busy working on custom couple portrait orders over the holidays you guys. Here are some of my latest illustrations. You can click on the images for a bigger view. *If you’d like to know how you can get one of your own, this is the page to visit! S&D opted to get a fingerprint tree along with their portrait and invitations! E&B were getting married at the beach and they also wanted to include their little boy in the invites. E…
  • Happy Holidays + Semi-Hiatus Announcement

    Cynthia
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    Hi guys. You may have noticed that I’ve slowed down with the posting of real wedding / engagement features these past few months so I guess you knew this was coming. I’ll be on semi-hiatus starting today but just for the next few months as I focus on my personal work and reconnect with my offline life. (My eyesight hasn’t really been in its best shape so I’m trying to stay away from the computer screen as much as I can!) Holiday ornaments bouquet from Tori & Adam’s Vintage Hollywood Glamour Wedding (with a touch of Christmas), photographef by JoPhoto…
  • Jessica & Craig’s Cozy and Colorful Picnic Party Wedding with an Egg Hunt

    Cynthia
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jessica and Craig planned their wedding around a $5,000.00 budget so almost everything was DIY — from the bouquet to the decor. Their reception was a potluck picnic party which they kept relaxed and cozy by having just close family and friends around. The event was beautifully captured by Ingrid Chang with Jerry Yoon Photographers and here she is with a few words about the day: This was one of the most casual weddings we have captured. They took their 30 or so guests to the Middle Shoreline Harbor Park in Oakland, walked them up a little nondescript field, and said their vows.
  • Amanda & Jason’s Sun-kissed Campground Wedding

    Cynthia
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Amanda and Jason had a picture-perfect sunrise wedding with rustic DIYed elements on a campground! The stunning photos on this page are courtesy of Lauren Lindley Photography and here she is with the rest of the story: When Amanda first contacted me for her wedding and wrote that the ceremony time was 7 AM, I thought it was a typo. It was not.Amanda wanted a sunrise wedding at one of her favorite places in the world: a country campground in Markleeville, CA. She was adamant that despite the early hour, the chance of early season snow, and the cold, that she was going to be married when she…
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  • Stockholm Wedding Photographer // Erika & Romain

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

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

    Nordica Photography
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    Paola and Andreas were married in Deià, a small coastal village on the Spanish island of Mallorca. A weekend with all their Swedish family and friends in Spain. That was what Paola and Andreas had their mind set on when they inquired with us about a year before their wedding. And after venue-hunting for a while, they found Son Marroig, a beautiful venue about 20 minutes from Palma, the main city of Mallorca. A perfect place for their Swedish-Spanish once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The post Mallorca Wedding Photographer appeared first on Nordica Photography.
  • Lofoten Wedding // Sirena & Eric

    Nordica Photography
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Sirena and Eric were married in Lofoten, Norway. Since we shot our first wedding in Iceland a few years ago, it’s grown into a very popular wedding destination. And while Iceland is fantastic, there’s a lot more to the Nordic region. Like the Lofoten Islands, for example. Sirena and Eric had never been before, but had always wanted to see the islands, and after visiting other parts of Norway a couple years back, they fell in love with the country. They decided to have their wedding ceremony in Svolvaer, the main city there, and spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful…
  • Tofino Wedding Photographer // Emily & Jesse

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

    Cassandra
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    A little Sailor Chibi Moon bridal inspiration for the beautiful girl soldier in training. Photo Credits: Cake Topper: MWgiftshop // Shoes: Kate Spade // Dress: Oscar De La Renta // Bouquet: Fussy Peacock Design // Luna Ball Necklace: Kuma Crafts // Ring: Nordstrom Rack // Twinkle Hair Clips: Kelly Eden // Want more inspiration? Visit my Sailor Moon Wedding Board on Pinterest. Follow When Geeks Wed’s board Sailor Moon Wedding on Pinterest. The post Sailor Chibi Moon Inspiration Board appeared first on When Geeks Wed.
  • A Doctor Who Proposal

    Cassandra
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Steven proposes to the Companion of his dreams… The post A Doctor Who Proposal appeared first on When Geeks Wed.
  • What’s This? A Doctor Before Christmas Cake?

    Cassandra
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    What happens when Jack The Pumpkin King The Doctor enters the TARDIS shaped door? One of my favorite cake artists Tracey, owner of Black Cherry Cake Company, shares her take on a Doctor Who/Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding cake made for a couple after my own heart.   The post What’s This? A Doctor Before Christmas Cake? appeared first on When Geeks Wed.
  • Save The Date For An Adventure

    Cassandra
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    I’m loving this custom Adventure Time save-the-date shared by user lottiedoowop on Imgur. So nice of a family friend’s employee to design this card of the bride to be as Princess Bubblegum and her fiancée as Finn. The post Save The Date For An Adventure appeared first on When Geeks Wed.
  • Tiffany + David’s Geek Chic Wedding

    Cassandra
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    When two computer professionals tie the knot you’re likely to find tables named after companies like Apple, Twitter and AMD at the reception along with a few coded details. South Florida based 84 West Studios captured all those little details that made Tiffany and David’s loft-style wedding a geek chic event. Located at A9 Event Space in Fort Lauderdale the venue for the couple’s wedding was a mix of industrial meets glam featuring exposed ceilings, modern crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors and a lot of LED uplights which lit up the event in pinks and blues. The team…
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  • The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes

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

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

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

    Bobette Kyle
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
      Savings Secret #7 in Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride  is “Stack and Save.” What you ultimately pay from your budget shrinks proportionately when you find multiple ways to lower the cost of items or services—shopping for the best value plus getting an added discount, having others pitch in on the cost of a purchase, or finding ways to use less.Here are 33 ideas for taking more than one approach to savings on the same aspect of your wedding. Look for ways multiple parties can contribute to the cost of the same item or service, such as both…
  • Top 6 Tips for Saving Money on Your Dream Wedding

    Bobette Kyle
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    In some ways, getting married is like buying a house; it’s a major milestone in life and–almost always–there is initial sticker shock. (“It costs how much?!”) For those of you who cannot afford the average $26,000-ish wedding cost, some ideas for keeping both the dream and piggy bank intact are below (these are some of the 300+ tips from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook): Tip 1: Invite close friends and family; send announcements only to more distant acquaintances. Guest count is the largest single determinant of wedding costs (more guests…
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    Artfully Wed

  • Curating a Creative Crate & Barrel Wedding Registry

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re newly engaged, chances are the topic of wedding registries has popped into your mind at one time or another. This either: A) excites you, because who doesn’t like gifts? or B) stresses you out, because it’s one more thing you need to do during the wedding planning process. Regardless of which camp you fall into, fear not – Crate & Barrel’s Wedding Registry service is both easy and fun to use, plus there are a bunch of perks you might not know about, such as registry bonus gifts, in-store registry events called The Wedding Parties®, free shipping,…
  • Intimate Chicago Pop Up Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Lindsey and Nate are from Huntsville, and they decided to elope in Chicago. To avoid the stress of planning a more traditional wedding, they opted to have a pop up wedding with their closest family and friends! Their ceremony was in the public gardens of the Art Institute of Chicago, officiated by one of Lindsey’s friends. Elizabeth Nord Photography captured their sweet, intimate elopement! An intimate pop up wedding in Chicago, IL Artists Photographer: Elizabeth Nord Photography Floral Designer: Pure Pollen Flowers Reception Venue: The Art Institute of Chicago Submitted via Two Bright…
  • Whimsical Key West Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    This lovely wedding in Key West takes the whimsical beach theme to a whole new level of elegance and sophistication. Honey and Robbie tied the knot in June, and Dolce Photography did a beautiful job capturing all the details. A whimsical Key West wedding at the beach Honey and Robbie wanted to take their guests through a journey filled with whimsical touches and tropical flare. The color scheme was based on the blush pink and peach tones found in sea shells, as well as blues and green hues reminiscent of the ocean. By incorporating things they loved, Honey and Robbie were able to create a…
  • Rustic Handmade Cork Factory Hotel Wedding

    Erika {Artfully Wed}
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ellie and Sean’s wedding was originally scheduled to take place in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but due to family reasons, they changed the venue to Lancaster – 2-1/2 hours away. It turned out to be a blessing, however, because the Cork Factory Hotel (the former home of a 19th-century cork manufacturing company) was the perfect venue for their rustic wedding. Sean handcrafted boxes for the groomsmen gifts and a beautiful custom jewelry box for Ellie with a sweet inscription inside. The unique piece of wood guests signed as a guest book later became their coffee table, too! Two Sticks…
 
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  • Unique Entertainment Ideas for a Mitzvah or Wedding

    Cigall Goldman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Living Garden by ODD-O-Ts’ Entertainment, LLC The Living Garden® is an award winning family owned performance company produced by ODD-O-Ts’ Entertainment based in Orlando, Florida, but available worldwide.  Owners Todd and Timea Zimmerman are very proud to present these unique performances. The Living Garden® is a unique entertainment experience, where nature comes to life with an extraordinary combination of movement, music and live interaction. This unique performance will leave your guests mesmerized and amazed. Each element weaves an enchanting tapestry in a stunning…
  • 20 Cool Ideas for Your Photo Booth & Photo Favors

    Lyndi Halpern
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and party photos. New and unique photo booths and photo favors are the hottest trend at parties and feeding our Instagram-craze and photo-obsession, according to Maya Kalman of Swank Productions.  The options and features are getting better by the day, so we’re excited to bring you…. 20 Ideas For Your Photo Booths & Photo Favors 1.Luxe Lights Lights are a great way to add some pop to your next event. By choosing either a color that’s already a part of your…
  • Las Vegas Jewish Wedding

    Allison Grossman
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…or does it? Not according to Monika and Doug, who began a marriage to last forever in this notorious city. Photography by Denise Burridge Photography. The pair actually met at a bank, but their seemingly un-romantic beginning was certainly no indicator of the future to come!  They soon moved in together, right after Doug’s second kidney transplant. “We both can attest that we’ve been through so much in those 4 years before our actual engagement and marriage that no force could ever come between us,” shares Monika.  Having both…
  • Photo Props and Cool Backdrops

    Lonni Delane
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Rainbow Sign via Wedding Chicks 6 Ideas To Jazz Up Your Photos Using Photo Props & Backdrops Your wedding or mitzvah is a big special day, and you want to remember it FOREVER.  Goodness knows that the pictures are a big part of that.  They’re worth a thousand words, after all.  The problem is some of your guests may be a bit camera shy.  Even the willing ones might not feel especially relaxed in front of the lens.   What’s a host to do?  If you give the matter a little forethought, there are ways to bring out their inner Tyra Banks.  Cool props create a fun atmosphere and make…
  • Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Dates to Avoid 2015-2020

    Cigall Goldman
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Just got engaged over the holidays?  One of the first decisions you will have to make is when you want to get married. Not just spring, summer fall or winter – but actual dates!  If you’re planning a bar/bat mitzvah, that decision is narrowed down based on the Jewish calendar and your child’s birthday. But either way, the final date for the party is usually up to you. Caterers and venues will offer deals based not only on time of year (winter is typically the least expensive), but dates as well.  Before you sign on the dotted line, we’ve put together a list of…
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  • Venice Modern Jewish Engagement System from Luca, Wedding Photographer in Venice

    Michele
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Could there be anything better to keep you warm and cozy inside, while it snows outside, then a fabulous surprise engagement session…in Venice, Italy.  Now, there is a beshert who knows how to plan. Reilly and Briana are Americans and during the months before their trip in Europe Reilly contacted me for arranging the photographic coverage of his wedding proposal to Briana. After the proposal we had the final part of the walking portrait session in Venice.” I can not wait to see this adorable couple again in their wedding pictures. Mazel Tov…
  • Malibu, CA Modern Jewish Wedding from Luxury Estate Weddings and Events

    Michele
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details We’re obsessed with the adorable little people in this wedding.  We’re obsessed with the chuppah.  We’re obsessed with the seating arrangements.  And, we’re totally obsessed with the view.  So, you might say we’re just plain obsessed with today’s Outdoor Modern Jewish Wedding. Mazel Tov Rachel & Philip Vendor Resources:  Photographer:  Luxury Estate Weddings and Events//Other: A1 Party Rentals //Floral Designer: BUTTERFLY FLORAL//Caterer: Colette’s Catering//Cake Designer: Hansen’s Bakery// Submitted…
  • Baltimore Modern Jewish Wedding from A.E.Landes Photography

    Michele
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Andrea and Nate – COLOR+ART+LIGHT+LOVE “We chose AVAM because we are both art lovers. Nate teaches music, and I teach visual art. The quirkiness of the venue made it so easy to incorporate lots of DIY details, like our table adjective flags. We chose adjectives instead of numbers because we wanted our guests to feel really special. For us, the most important part of our wedding planning process was creating our dream party, where we and everyone that we love could feel loved and joyful. I was really proud of the hand painted name tags I made for…
  • Virginia Modern Interfaith Wedding from PhotoArt by Lu

    Michele
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Bridgett & Josh brought the fun to their Modern Interfaith Wedding.  I think they had just as much fun before the wedding ceremony as they did following the smashing of the glass! Mazel Tov Bridgett & Josh Vendor Resources:  Photographer:  PhotoArt by Lu//Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo Bridal//Bakery: Amphora Bakery//Makeup Artist: Jamie D’Agostino Makeup Artistry//Shoes: Kate Spade//Invitation Designer: Magnet Street//Event Venue: The Carlyle Club Alexandria//Floral Designer: Twinbrook Floral Design// Submitted via Two Bright Lights
  • Canadian Modern Jewish Engagement Session from Milton Photography

    Michele
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The Modern Jewish E-Session Details Nothing inspires us  more than a fun-lovin’ outdoor engagement session, especially when it’s cold and gray outside our office window.  This one from Milton Photography hails from a private residence Rachel & Jason (AKA Bride & Groom) know in their home town of Alberta, Canada. Vendor Resources:  Photographer: Milton Photography Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights
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    Joshua Withers

  • The best laid wedding plans

    Joshua Withers
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Today’s blog post is almost word for a word a copy/paste from Seth Godin‘s blog. But he blogs about business, and I’m blogging about weddings. My edits are in italics and strikethrough:As your wedding plans get more detailed, it’s also more and more likely that they won’t work exactly as you described them.Certainly, it’s worth visualizing the wedding thing you’re working to build. When it works, what’s it going to be like?Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you’re going to do when the wedding plan…
  • Celebrating the Australian marriage tradition on Australia Day

    Joshua Withers
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Australia Day is a great time to reflect on what makes this nation great, so I want to bring something unique and meaningful to the Australia Day conversation this year and tell you the story of how Australia has been one of the most progressive countries in the world in regards to marriage.Let’s go back to the beginningThe year is 1889 and Henry Parkes has called for the colonies to unite and create a great national government for all of Australia. Over the next decade the colonies decide what a federal government looks like and what they’ll be responsible for. Marriage at that…
  • Interstellar wedding reading

    Joshua Withers
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    I’m late to the Interstellar party, but my tardiness led me to something awesome last night: I saw it on IMAX with my friend Steve and it was stellar, crazy, immersive, moving.There’s a scene in the movie where the team have to make a decision on where to go. I’m not wanting to give away the movie so I’ll leave details out, but the making of the decision takes the team through a logical and scientific conversation that starts to factor in love. Love isn’t something that we invented. It’s observable. Powerful. It has to mean something. Maybe it means something more, something we…
  • Shannon and Jeff’s “We’re engaged” music video

    Joshua Withers
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Shannon and Jeff harnessed the power of lip syncing music videos to tell their friends and family that they are engaged to be married!
  • Putting your own wedding ring on your own finger

    Joshua Withers
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Exchanging wedding rings in your ceremony is a tenant of modern weddings. There’s nothing wrong with it and it’s a really beautiful moment. And for a Queensland wedding it’s often made even more beautiful by all of the humidity in the air and sweat on the fingers!But today when I met with Steph and Drew, Stephanie had read an article on Offbeat Bride about not exchanging rings, but instead, putting your own wedding rings on. What a crazy and novel idea!The bride, Hell Pollard (coolest name ever), puts it like this: So I thought that instead of exchanging rings, we could just put the…
 
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    Izelle Labuschagne Johannesburg Wedding Photography

  • BABY ROSS |johannesburg newborn session

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

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

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

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

    Izzy
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Catherine & Nicholas tied the knot (literally!) on the 11th of October 2014 at my favourite farmstyle wedding venue, Rosemary Hill, in Pretoria. Their wedding day was filled with beautiful handmade touches which complemented their farmstyle chic decor – and both Catherine and Nicholas looked amazing! We had the opportunity to take photos at such a wide variety of locations on the farm – from the greenhouse, with the cows, ruins, foresty areas and the farm fields. How did you meet / How did the proposal happen? C: “We met over seven years ago through a mutual friend that…
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    Marriage Name Change

  • Pre-Marriage Tips You Deserve to Know

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Boho 12 Month Wedding Planner to do List

    boho
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    At this time of year it is very likely that there are lots of new brides and grooms out there reading the blog. Christmas and new year are the busiest time for proposals, so I’ll make a strong guess that many of you are currently in a bit of  a mind field, searching the internet for advice and trying to figure out just how you are going to pull of the wedding of the year, while keeping your sanity! Well never fear as today I am here to help! With many years as a wedding planner behind me I have compiled a 12 month to do list just for you to help you plan your dream wedding. It…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 24

    boho
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx   The post 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 24 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
  • Leanna and Ben’s Vintage DIY Barn Wedding. By Sasha Weddings

    boho
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    Happy Wednesday everyone and what a cracker of a wedding I have for you today, you are going to love it! Sent into me by Sasha from Sasha Weddings it’s a day full of vintage loveliness, from the vintage inspired outfits, through to the wonderful decorations that fills this amazing Barn venue. Leanna and Ben created a day that was truly unique to them full of amazing ideas and personal touches. From the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses, to Ben’s dashing suit, right through to the gorgeous table arrangements, this wedding just oozes vintage chic charm. Vintage, unique and…
  • Learn to be a First Class Wedding Planner with ‘The Wedding Planning College’

    boho
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
      As many of you may know my life in the wedding industry started as a wedding planner. I have planned many amazing weddings, met some amazing couples and worked with some fabulous suppliers. As a wedding planner I often get asked by others how they can make it as a wedding planner, well today I have the answer for you! When I started the world of wedding planning was quite a limited one, it was still kind of unknown and seen as a bit of luxury. Things have changed since then and there are more and more brides looking to hire a planner for their day, whether it be to plan the entire…
  • 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 23

    boho
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
          Big Boho Happiness Love Kelly xx     The post 365 Happiness Project 2015 – Quote 23 appeared first on Boho Weddings™.
 
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    Marry Me Blog

  • Benefits of Using a Balance Bike for Kids

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    We walk around our neighborhood practically every day during every season. We see a lot of kids out on bicycles in the summer. Even though there is a helmet law for children, we see a lot of kids riding bikes without helmets. Younger children imitate their older siblings, and the older kids imitate parental behavior. There are so many accidents on bicycles with some of them being very serious and even fatal. I think it is prudent to teach a child how to ride safely beginning with a balance bike for kids. Around here I see young children with training wheels on their bikes going along leaning…
  • How much is tattoo removal?

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    There will be several major considerations when you start to contemplate tattoo removal. In fact, the decision to get your tattoo removed is just the first step, and will lead you to deal with many other decisions. These include both the method and the company you will want to use. When it comes to methods, laser removal is the most popular and common techniques currently in use. Unlike many other methods, laser removal doesn’t require invasive measures in the form of cutting or scraping of the skin. Tataway exclusively uses the laser method of removal, and for more information about this…
  • A Great Dating Website to Find Older Woman

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    There are many reasons why people frequent such dating websites as http://datingsites.at. Just like a café, a dating site is a great place to find someone to talk with and to share many good things with. Most dating website visitors who eventually make accounts there wish to find a lover whom they can date; however, finding a date is not necessarily the reason why they frequent those websites. They may simply want to find some friends to spend time with or they simply want to be confident when talking with strangers. The website allows them to talk with strangers without requiring them to…
  • Wedding Dresses Online

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    The internet seems to make it more simple when it comes to shopping. Online shopping seems to have been spreading out all over the world since many years ago so that it has grown widely and internationally. People now can get goods that they don’t have or cannot find in their country from other countries. For women that love to dress up and shop, this is really beneficial as they can get clothes and accessories that there are not in their country so that they can wear them as something unique that most people don’t have. What you can find online is not only usual clothes such as t-shirts,…
  • A New Way to Travel and Learn

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I have long felt that my place has been in Singapore. I came here early in my teenage years when my parents divorced. I was split between two countries – here in Singapore and with my mother part time in the United States. It has been a wonderful learning experience for me, giving me the chance to see more of the world than most children my age had, especially during the kids party in Singapore. Even then I knew that I had to appreciate what I was being given despite the fact that the ‘gift’ came from my parent’s divorce. It was something that they had to do or they…
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    Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing

  • Episode 46: How To Make Sure You’re Getting A Return On Your Advertising with Christie Osborne

    Heidi Thompson
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you are spending any money at all on advertising or plan to in the future, you need to know how to choose the right opportunity for you and track your return on investment. There are also things that you need to have in place before you advertise or you are pretty much taking your money and flushing it down the toilet. Let’s fix that. Today’s Guest: Christie Osborne  Inner Circle Members get actionable worksheets and access to the full vault of podcasts in addition to great training & community. Not a member? Click here to find out more.  Christie Osborne is a…
  • Episode 45: How Your Blog Can Help You Book More Weddings With Nigel Merrick

    Heidi Thompson
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Is your blog actually bringing you any business? If not, you’re going to love this podcast episode. The way that most wedding professionals use their blogs is seriously missing the mark and it’s something I dig deep into in Book More Weddings Academy. Today’s guest really knows his stuff when it comes to blogging & SEO so get ready to learn exactly what you should be focusing on. Today’s Guest: Nigel Merrick    Inner Circle Members get actionable worksheets and access to the full vault of podcasts in addition to great training & community. Not a member?
  • The 4 Steps To Finally Attracting More Couples & Booking More Weddings

    Heidi Thompson
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s a new year and I bet you have some goals for yourself and your business this year. If any of those goals involve booking more weddings and making more money, you’re going to love what I’ve got in store for you! On Thursday January 15th 2015 at 7pm UK time/2pm Eastern time I’m hosting a free, live webinar for you.   You’re going to learn… The one key difference between wedding businesses that struggle and those that thrive. The 4 step process to booking more weddings. The foundational piece most wedding professionals neglect that can render your…
  • How To Create Your PR Plan for 2015 with Guest Expert Nicola Russill-Roy of Propose PR

    Heidi Thompson
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    PR is something that is tricky for a lot of small business owners and many don’t quite understand it and for that reason, many just neglect to do it. Our guest expert, Nicola Russill-Roy, is the founder of Propose PR, the first dedicated wedding specialist PR agency in the UK and she is going to [...]The post How To Create Your PR Plan for 2015 with Guest Expert Nicola Russill-Roy of Propose PR appeared first on Evolve Your Wedding Business - Wedding Business Marketing.
  • Episode 44: Putting Profit First With Mike Michalowicz

    Heidi Thompson
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Is your business profitable? How profitable? Are you actually taking profit out of your business? Most small business owners struggle with becoming & staying profitable and actually taking the profit out of the business. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. I read the book and loved it. It’s one of those books that is transformational and can really make a huge impact on your business. Today Mike has joined me on the podcast to teach you about the Profit First Formula and how you can make your business more profitable. Today’s…
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    TrueBlu

  • An English High Tea Bridal Shower

    Cassandra
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hello lovely ladies! Have we got a tea party for you today. This one is about as authentic as tea parties get, as the bride-to-be’s mother was born and raised in England and provided all the essentials. You’ll love all the dainty teacup designs. Enduring Impressions Photography captured the elegance of the bridal shower: “When Michele’s maids put their heads together to come up with a theme for her shower they immediately decided to showcase her English heritage with a High Tea. Utilizing borrowed cups, saucers, and tea pots from family and friends they set a quaint…
  • Bridal Shower Activity Ideas: Interactive Bars

    Cassandra
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Julie Anne Wedding Photography via Artfully Wed   Out of all the 2015 wedding trends I’ve seen so far, I think the interactive bar/station is one of the most unique and fun. It’s a great way to get people engaged and you can bet guests will be thankful for the opportunity to do something besides mix and mingle at the table. The interactive bar translates nicely as a bridal shower activity. Guests will have fun creating something unique to them and their creations can act as bridal shower favors they can take home and use. Here are some ideas on what kind of bridal shower…
  • Bridal Shower Etiquette

    Cassandra
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Viva Wedding Photography via Rock n Roll Bride   As traditional as the bridal shower might be, there are still loads of questions about the etiquette behind it. From who hosts the shower to what kinds of gifts are appropriate, we’re here to help answer some of your top etiquette questions. Who hosts the shower? Tradition says someone outside of the bride’s family should host the bridal shower, like the maid of honor (if it’s not her sister) or the bridesmaids. Of course, as times change, so do traditions and it’s not so uncommon for the mother-of-the-bride or…
  • 7 Bridal Shower Gifts for the Bride-to-Be

    Cassandra
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Looking for the perfect gift to present to the bride-to-be at her bridal shower? Consider these gift ideas. You might even want one for yourself! Love Napkins For the poetry lovers and sentimental sweethearts – napkins that can be read to each other over a candlelit dinner. Each napkin contains a complete love letter written by some of literary’s greats: Emily Dickinson, D.H. Lawrence, and Mark Twain to name a few. Uncommon Goods, $50 for set of 4   Sexy Little Thing Give her something she and her fiance will love, like this lacy pair of “hitched” undies.
  • Ideas for a Cozy Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

    Cassandra
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Pinwheel Collective via Bespoke Bride   When I saw this bridal brunch, captured by The Pinwheel Collective, I just knew I had to put together some ideas on how to throw your own cozy soiree. Whether it’s a bridal shower or a bachelorette party you’re planning, these ideas will help you put together an intimate celebration perfect for winter weather. Choose your location – someone’s home, a retro camper, a woodsy cabin – and invite the bride’s closest friends for an overnight party.  Stock the place with comfy pillows and blankets for ultimate…
 
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    Destination Wedding Blog

  • #DestiBigGame Sweepstakes! Share Your #1 Dynamic Duo For a Chance to Win a Trip for Two!

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    And here's everything else you need to know!  Sweepstakes Window: 12PM EST on January 27, 2015 - 9PM EST on February 1, 2015 Trip Details: 7-night stay for two at IBEROSTAR Playa Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico Trip Terms & Conditions: Valid for travel from April 30 - December 23, 2015 Subject to availability and blackout dates Airfare is not included  Trip is non-transferrable, has no cash value and cannot be combined with any other offer So what are you waiting for? Get in the (big) game! 
  • 4 Romantic Destination Wedding Getaways

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Have you ever been to a place that simply exuded romance? The ambience, amenities and even the service catered to sharing those special moments with your significant other? You could say we have a thing for this type of atmosphere! From dreamy candlelight dinners on the beach to intimate couple’s spa treatments, there are so many properties that specialize in creating memories you’ll never forget. Sit back and start swooning! We’ve rounded up some of our top picks for romantic destination wedding getaways.  El Dorado Seaside Suites – Riviera Maya, Mexico Named one of the most…
  • Trend Report: 2014 Year in Review

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    Now that you’ve heard about all the reasons we’re celebrating an amazing 2014, we’d like to acknowledge some of our favorite destination wedding trends from this past year, along with giving you the insider scoop on our couples; where they tied the knot, where they honeymooned and more!  2014 was the year of the barefoot sandal; the “not your average shoe” that gave beach wedding brides the ability to really put their toes in the sand. And what about those plunging necklines and open backs that graced the aisles this year? We absolutely loved seeing mainstream bridal fashion…
  • 8 Unique, Alluring Activities to Do in Jamaica

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The tropical hotspot of Jamaica is both a beach and adventure lover’s paradise. Boasting one of the world’s most famous coastlines, Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach is a must-see attraction. But for the more thrill-seeking enthusiasts, there are an abundance of natural treasures to revel in. From climbing the mesmerizing Dunn’s River Falls to exhilarating white water rafting, Jamaica is known for its adrenaline-filled excursions. With so much to see and do, we’ve spotlighted eight unique water and land activities to put on your list when visiting this island of excitement. On Water:…
  • Sweet Serenity at Secrets Aura Cozumel

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you’re looking for a peaceful, romantic getaway, Secrets Aura Cozumel is sure to deliver. This adults-only hidden gem resides on the southwest side of the island of Cozumel. Nicknamed Passion Island, this Caribbean paradise boasts endless opportunities for romance. Whether you and your other half are up for a snorkeling excursion at the renowned Palancar Reef or want to experience the Caribbean’s only pearl farm, Cozumel is a fascinating locale to explore. When you’re not out exploring, you can immerse yourself in the meandering waterways, lush greenery and overall beautiful…
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    San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements

  • Sneak Peek of Amanda & Kelvin’s Berkeley Engagement Session

    Evonne and Darren
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Tuesday!  Today we are sharing a lovely sneak peek of Amanda and Kelvin’s Berkeley engagement session.  We can’t wait to share more of this session, it’s absolutely beautiful.  Stay tuned for more to come! The post Sneak Peek of Amanda & Kelvin’s Berkeley Engagement Session appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements.
  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Wedding | Gina + Charles

    Evonne and Darren
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We are so excited to share Gina and Charles’ Hyatt Regency Santa Clara wedding with our readers today. Even when you are with a group of mutual friends, it takes a lot of courage for a guy to go up to a girl and say: “Hey, so are you seeing anyone right now?  We should hang out sometime!”  That’s exactly what Charles said to Gina when they first met at Motif in San Jose on New Year’s Eve 2007!  He texted her the next day and they have been inseparable ever since. Gina and Charles chose the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara for their wedding because the venue was…
  • Shannon + Kurt’s San Francisco City Hall Wedding is Featured on Carats and Cake

    Evonne and Darren
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We are thrilled that Shannon and Kurt’s gorgeous San Francisco City Hall wedding is featured on Carats and Cake beautiful blog today.  You can see their blog post HERE! To see the rest of the images, please CLICK HERE for our original blog post.  Happy Martin Luther King Day! The post Shannon + Kurt’s San Francisco City Hall Wedding is Featured on Carats and Cake appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements.
  • Casa de la Vista Wedding | Eilleene + Ron

    Evonne and Darren
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We are so excited to share Eilleene and Ron’s Casa de la Vista wedding today.  September 20th will always be special to the two of them… it’s the date when Eilleene and Ron first met, it was also the date on which Ron proposed to Eilleene and ultimately the date that they got married on! They chose Casa de la Vista for their wedding because they both grew up in San Francisco, and wanted their “city” and their “home” to be the backdrop when they exchanged vows in front of their close families and friends. Everything in their wedding was personalized…
  • Sneak Peek of Cherylyn & Russell’s Estate Wedding

    Evonne and Darren
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We can’t wait to share more of Cherylyn and Russell’s Grand Island Mansion estate wedding on our blog soon.  Stay tuned but here is a lovely sneak peek! The post Sneak Peek of Cherylyn & Russell’s Estate Wedding appeared first on San Francisco Wedding Photographers | Napa County | Elopements.
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    Set Your Wedding Apart

  • Budget Wedding Reception Décor Ideas

    themobilehomeless
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    When you imagine the perfect reception venue, you may think of a civic hall, a country club, a barn, or a backyard. You may think of dozens of tables with crisp white tablecloths or rows of rough benches next to trestle tables. But big or small, chic or rustic, decorating a reception venue […]
  • The Pros and Cons of a Church Wedding

    themobilehomeless
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    For some couples, getting married in a church is a no-brainer. If faith is an extremely important part of your heritage or your current life, you may not have considered getting married anywhere else. But for others, those of casual faith, little faith, or no faith at all, the issue of wedding venue […]
  • 8 Great Songs for a Bridal Procession

    themobilehomeless
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    When you think of a bride walking down the aisle at the wedding, you’re probably thinking of one of three pieces of music. There’s the classic Bridal Chorus, with its “here comes the bride” motif. There’s Canon in D, all deep cello tones with violins dancing on the top. A church wedding with […]
  • 10 Great Quotes for a Wedding Toast

    themobilehomeless
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    For those unaccustomed to public speaking, the wedding toast can be a nerve-racking tradition. Let’s face it, there’s nothing fun about standing in front a bunch of people and saying heart-felt and personal things. But as long as you share a happy or embarrassing memory about the bride or groom, include some well-wishing […]
  • In Praise of Nontraditional Wedding Dresses

    themobilehomeless
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    It’s tempting to think of the traditional white wedding dress as a centuries-old, unassailable tradition. Walk into any bridal shop and you’ll see row upon row of white dresses: some with fussy lace, some with flouncy layers of tulle, some with ridiculously long trains. Everywhere you look, it’s pristine white racks of the […]
 
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  • Make Your Wedding Plans Easier With a Friday or Sunday Booking

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

    aiowedding
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If you’re going to tie the knot in Australia, make the affair feel quintessentially ‘strayan. A wedding at the beach or a pre-nuptial shoot in front of the Sydney Opera House may instantly and certainly make you feel that but there is nothing like the power of music to drive home the fact that you’re doing it in the great Land Down Under. Songs have the power to make you feel right at home, even if your wedding venue is a thousand miles from Oz. Australia is so beautiful that artists make it a point to put their love for it in song. Here are some decidedly Australian songs for your…
  • Guide to Photographic Methods

    aiowedding
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    The good thing about the internet is it makes it easy to research the work of a big number of wedding photographers. Check some photographer’s website and you will be amazed by the different photographic styles. Reportage photography is also known as documentary or photojournalism photography; it is best described to have an approach which simply covers and document the event without directing the wedding couple or its guests. Instead it tries to capture the event as it happens in the most natural and creative way possible. Traditional wedding photography is use to describe the old…
  • Wedding sparklers – A fantastic way to brighten up your unique wedding

    aiowedding
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    we’ve seen many wedding send-off trends throughout the years. There’s the traditional rice proven to be a bit messy and potentially dangerous for scavenging birds. There was the butterfly craze that seemed sweet in theory but eventually died off (literally; many butterflies died before the ceremony). Noise makers had their day as well, but tend to break the noise ordinance of common decency. So in honour of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, let’s celebrate the most dreamy, fabulous wedding send-off accessory of all: sparklers! Here’s a little history lesson: fireworks…
  • 5 Major Reasons to Consider Hiring a Wedding Planner

    Bency George
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    When you’re engaged and you’re in the process of planning out your wedding, every dollar matters. So much in fact, that as you’re going down the list of all of the things that you need to get, you might be tempted to skip over the line that says “hire a wedding planner.” However, if there’s one thing that you should definitely not go without, it would be a wedding planner. If you’re interested in knowing some of the reasons why hiring a wedding planner is one of the wisest decisions that you will ever make, check out the following five: Wedding…
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  • To Veil Or Not To Veil?

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    That is the question. With a variety of styles available for every bride right now, the options are infinite. Some brides even opt out of wearing one. I’m not here to tell you what kind of veil you should choose. Or whether to wear one at all.  Whatever veil you choose, I’ll photograph your wedding […]
  • Huron Natural Area Engagement Session | Michelle and Greg

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Having an engagement session done is a great and fun way for me to get to know my couples more. For example, during Michelle and Greg’s session with me, I found out that they’ve been together since high school. It all started when Greg played a song for Michelle and asked her to dance with […]
  • Waterloo Region Wedding Photographer | Erica and Matt

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    The most memorable moment at Erica and Matt’s wedding last summer happened when they first saw each other at their ceremony at the Cambridge Mill, one of  Waterloo Region’s most elegant wedding venue. Earlier that day, Erica had butterflies in her stomach. She wasn’t really keen on being the centre of attention, which couldn’t be helped as […]
  • How To Get Natural Expressions From Couples During Portrait Sessions

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    Have you ever wondered why sometimes you look at an image of a couple and even though the scenery is beautiful or the lighting is amazing, somehow, it’s just….blah? For some reason, it just doesn’t make you feel anything. To me, a powerful image is one that makes a viewer feel something. One that makes you […]
  • Downtown Kitchener Portrait Session | Courtney and Andrew

    Roselyn Ismael-Bennett
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Andrew had always known that there’s something special about Courtney. But because of the nature of his job where he had to move from one city to another, their first go at dating each other just didn’t work out. He thought Courtney was going to be the one that got away. Fortunately, he was wrong. Years […]
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    Shireen Louw Wedding Photographer Cape Town » Blog

  • Donovan & Eloise ~ Maternity Photo Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    There is nothing that beats the excitement of expecting a new baby! Meet Donovan & Eloise! 2 brave souls that woke up at the crack of dawn to meet me in Campsbay for their early *very early* maternity photo shoot.   They are expecting their first child together and they are eagerly counting down the weeks before Robi will make his appearance!
  • Marinus & Celeste – Couple Shoot

    Shireen Louw
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    These two are absolutely GORGEOUS and made for one another.  On a Friday afternoon in the middle of summer in Stellenbosch, we took to one of the local wine farms to do their couple shoot. Meet the lovely Celeste (who absolutely rocks a red lip)  and Marinus, who really wanted to be a little different with their session and as per Celeste’s request, we ended their couple portraits with a fun pillow fight which was just as fun to witness in real life as looking at these pictures. *I was removing feathers from my hair till late that evening from getting too close to the action* What a…
  • Iain & Sandy – Bakenhof

    Shireen Louw
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    What can I say…this was one stylish wedding. Iain & Sandy treated their guests to a culinary feast with amazing food at the beautiful Bakenhof Winelands Wedding Venue. Cape Town once again delivered amazing sunsets and I am sure Iain & Sandy’s friends and family had an amazing time taking part in one incredible day! Photography by my talented sister Jorinda Louw.
  • Myles & Lily – Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

    Shireen Louw
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    What a wonderful way to tie the knot…surround by friends and family in one of the most beautiful and picturesque venues, the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. Their intimate ceremony was very special and the emotions where running high when they said their vows. These two share a very special bond that is visible by anyone who knows them, and it was such a privilege to be part of their special day.
  • Gerhard & Mary-Jane Surprise Engagement – Grande Provence

    Shireen Louw
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Meet Gerhard, he had a plan… a plan to ask the woman of his dreams to be his wife. My role in his plan was to pretend to be from the venue and take a few shots of them as they were sitting down for their picnic. As I started taking photos he could not wait any longer and went down on one knee and asked Mary Jane to be his wife. (CUTE) Off course she said yes…and afterwards we proceeded to do a impromptu engagement shoot around the lovely Grande Provence in Franschhoek.  
 
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  • Oceanfront California Wedding at Scripps Seaside Forum

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    What a gorgeous way to tie the knot with a panoramic ocean view as a back drop. All the little details from this California wedding at the Scripps Seaside Forum were captured perfectly by Carmen Santorelli Photography. As you move along to check out her work, notice the amazing floral design by Isari Flower Studio featuring magnificent, show-stopping blooms. Every piece of this breath-taking wedding has us talking. Take a look for yourself! Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography| Coordination + Design: Alicia of Before I Do Events | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio | Catering:…
  • Sultry Dark Floral Wedding Ideas to Spice Things Up

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    In 2015, you can expect to see more of the dark floral color palette showing up all over the wedding world — I promise. This wedding idea offers a great way to bring warmth and an intimate vibe to your celebration without sacrificing bold, brilliant colors and an energetic frequency. Take a look at some of our favorite dark floral designs, and then go try putting together your own sultry combination. Have fun! Top Featured Image: Cake by Jonathan Caleb | Photo by Morning Wild Print Photo from Keri Herer Photographer: Studio Castillero | Design: Sitting in a Tree Dress:…
  • Wedding Style Forecast: Loveliest Bridesmaid Dresses for 2015

    Kara Yates, Senior Editor at MODwedding
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    You can expect to see deeper and darker colors on bridesmaid dresses this year, from rich navy to red wine, deep greens, and even black (because who doesn’t love a cute little black dress?). While last year was all about the pastels and gold tones, more brides may opt for classic, clean, and posh looks this go-round. Also on the trend report: tulle A-line skirts (yes, tulle … for bridesmaids!), tea-length dresses, lace embellishments, and neutrals. Here are just a few of the best bridesmaid dresses for the upcoming season to have the girls look their absolute best! Dress by…
  • Enchanting Forest Like Boston Wedding From Kristin Spencer Photography

    Elle Choi
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    This Boston wedding is like an enchanting forest filled with roses and greenery and tons of stunning details. Two cakes, beautiful tabletops and a couple in love were some of the captivating details of this wedding. Kristin Spencer Photography was there to capture every enchanting detail and lucky for us we can enjoy the beautiful images. Photographer: Kristin Spencer Photography | Videography: McElroy Films [Courtney & Tommy Video Clip] | Photobooth: Boston Photobooth Rental | Florals: Winston Flowers | Cake: I Dream of Jeannie | Venue: The State Room | Entertainment: New York…
  • Romantic Garden California Wedding From Jeremy Chou Photography

    Elle Choi
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The plum, blush and ivory color scheme of the decor go so beautifully against the greenery in the garden. This couple tied the knot with a romantic California wedding filled with tons of pretty details. The sparkle from the bride’s Jimmy Choos, and the pretty florals all make me swoon. The photos captured by Jeremy Chou Photography are gorgeous and perfect in every way. Wedding Photography: Jeremy Chou Photography | Associate Photographer & Assistant: Alyssa Marie & Michelle Lam | Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens | Portrait Venue: San Juan Capistrano Mission | Wedding…
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  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
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    Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography

  • Destination Weddings with ShineTravel.ca’s Pauline Blacoe

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

    Vaughn Barry
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Winter engagement photos at Orillia’s snowy Scout Valley with Pam and Mike! Before flying off on their Mexican vacation, Pam, Mike, Josh and myself geared up for a chilly winter walk through snowy Scout Valley for their engagement photos!  Not even old man winter could dampen their visions of umbrella-topped tropical beverages under a toasty caribbean sun. Every […] The post Scout Valley Muskoka Engagement Photography appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • 3 Tips for better Smartphone Photography

    Vaughn Barry
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
      While smartphones continue to get larger, they’re still quite light and easy to manage for grabbing some cool and creative photos.  If you’re serious about nailing more shots with your iPhone or Android etc. device then sit up straight – I’ve got 3 tips for you… CHANGE YOUR ANGLE: You’ll have to put your drink […] The post 3 Tips for better Smartphone Photography appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • 2014 Year in Review – Vaughn Barry Photography

    Vaughn Barry
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    Looking back at a huge 2014 for Vaughn Barry Photography!  My third season as a wedding photographer is in the books and dang it was a big one!  From a new high in bookings to the exciting personal evolution of my style and on through my ever-evolving understanding of the business of photography – 2014 was […] The post 2014 Year in Review – Vaughn Barry Photography appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
  • The Doctor’s House Wedding in Kleinburg | Melissa and Dan

    Vaughn Barry
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Doctor’s House in Kleinburg played host to Melissa and Dan’s beautiful winter wedding! By candlelight, Melissa and Dan said their I Dos at The Doctor’s House Chapel in Kleinburg, Ontario!  I stress by candlelight because at ceremony time the sun had said adios and the Kleinburg Chapel doesn’t have any lights besides a few candles.  My […] The post The Doctor’s House Wedding in Kleinburg | Melissa and Dan appeared first on Barrie, Muskoka Wedding Photographer | Vaughn Barry Photography.
 
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    Adirondack Weddings Magazine

  • Welcome to Adirondack Weddings Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

  • TRAVEL INSPIRATION: SRI LANKA

    Louise
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    If far-flung and relatively undiscovered paridises are on your travel wishlist, then I think today’s destination might just be right up your street.  Sri Lanka, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, just off the south coast of India boasts a beautiful and varied landscape.  From white sandy beaches to verdant green rainforests and tea... Read more »
  • EMERALD GREEN FESTI-WEDDING!

    Louise
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Give me a bride wearning a floral crown and I’ll be smiling for the rest of the week! The lovely Ashlee from Taylor Barnes Photography knows me so well, she sent over a sneak peek of the gorgeous Ruth in her colourful crown and knew I’d be smitten before I’d even seen the rest! This... Read more »
  • NEVE & JUNO’S SOFT GREY BEACH SHOOT

    Louise
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some of you might know I’ve been spending rather a lot of time in Dubai recently, it’s a long story and one I will share here soon, but lets say it’s a perk of Mr B working away a lot of the time.  During my trips, I’ve been lucky to connect with some of the... Read more »
  • ECLECTIC BRIDE’S DIARY: THE VENUE

    Louise
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A very Happy New Year BLOVED readers and what an exciting one ahead, I can now say I am getting married THIS year!! The first thing I did on New Year’s Day after this daunting thought sprung into my mind was to get online and start ticking things off the list… that was a very... Read more »
  • FRESH DEWY SKIN

    Sophie
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    January, post christmas indulgence is always a time when we need to try and get our skin back into good condition. Around this time, I always try and up my intake of vitamins, through juicing and in particular consuming more Vitamin C, which helps to rebuild skin cells. January is a great time to have... Read more »
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  • New Year Fitness Goals? Here's a Practical Workout Plan for You

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    With the start of the new year upon us it’s time to decide what we want to accomplish over the next 12 months.   For a lot of people that includes wanting to look better in that little black dress (or wedding dress)... and a lot of you will probably get off to a great start, but find that it’s all too easy to slip into old habits that don’t produce the results that you’re looking for.  Then before you know it, the motivation of the New Year is going, and so are the short lived results that you may have seen.   Photo credit:  Joe Bauer, WeddingWOD.com Why does this…
  • She's Got the Cake: An Interview on Wedding Cake Trends with Maria Velasco

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    This week, I had opportunity to connect with Maria Velasco, the expert cake baker and designer and owner at Once Upon A Cake in Alpharetta, GA.  Satisfying sweet orders for decades, Maria has trained under the best in the industry and was a winning contestant in the North Georgia Cake Challenge. Maria speaks with us here about popular cake trends, the raging "naked cake," and how she got her start in baking.   -- All photos are used courtesy of Once Upon A Cake. GWFL:  How did you get started baking? Maria:  Growing up, my mother never baked. I had a friend named Lisa, and…
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    2 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
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  • The Unbeaten Path to Wedding Day Savings: Photography

    26 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Photo credit: Boogietek Photo + Cinema Wedding season is upon us! Now that Spring has officially sprung, I’ve got no less than three weddings to attend this month alone. Perfect for a gal who blogs for a website dedicated to weddings, no? Anyway, for weddings in my community, it takes a village. That is, we who are able chip in financially to make the big day happen for our family members. So, it behooves us to score as many bargains as possible so that we all save some money while still creating a beautiful ceremony for the lovebirds. Perhaps the most costly item on the to do list is…
  • Surprising Men in Your Life With Gifts

    11 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Gift baskets are often viewed as gifts for women, but... I'm here to tell you that men love surprises and gifts, too! We definitely have to customize the gift, so it appears masculine. Using key items (such as their favorite color, sports or hobby items, or cologne) and including dark-colored towels or robes help the gift baskets to have a masculine feel. All the men's gift baskets that I have customized for my customers have been HITS!! Not only was the man surprised, but he was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of the gift! The men who received the gifts really appreciated the attention to…
 
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  • Top Wedding Waistcoat Trends for 2015 by DQT

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    23 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Plain Men’s Lilac Waistcoat and Tie Set by DQT 2015 is set to be a big year for the wedding waistcoat. There are plenty of trends that are predicted in the world of wedding waistcoats this year, and here at DQT, we’re looking forward to a new year of new ideas. Here are some of the top trends that we’re expecting for this year’s weddings: 1. Coloured waistcoats There’s no denying that blue is already a popular choice of colour for waistcoats, but this is set to continue in to 2015, making black and grey look like colours of the past. Canary yellow is also making…
  • Is The DQT Skinny Tie For You?

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    It is true that fashion is always transforming, but revolving around the same trends. The skinny tie gained huge popularity in the late 1960’s and was a style statement only enhanced by bold colors and designs. However, the skinny tie trend fell off for a few years, but it is now back with a vengeance. Today, more and more men are looking to create a sleek look that is polished and a bit edgy. Skinny ties are the fashion accessory that all men should have in their closet. Who Fits This Look Best Paisley Purple Skinny Tie by DQT Even though this is a popular fashion trend, not every guy can…
  • Make An Impression At Your Next Wedding – A Brief Word About DQT Mens Wedding Waistcoats

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    10 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Plain Men’s Royal Blue Waistcoat and Tie Set by DQT Men—it’s time to make an impression. What better way to make an impression than to dress for the occasion. Weddings are perhaps the most common occasion that many modern men will attend. For those who may be attending with family or with a spouse, why not look the part and dress well? It’s imperative you make a great impression to other guests at the wedding, whether it’s yours or a friend’s occasion to celebrate. The waistcoat is an important piece of mens formal wear. It’s often worn over a dress shirt…
  • 3 Ways to Wear a DQT Striped Tie in 2015

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    2 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Striped Royal Blue and White Men’s Tie and Handkerchief Set by DQT There really is nothing more classic than a striped tie. Exuding smartness, striped ties have become an absolutely British institution: up there with strawberries and cream and rainy weather. The reason that striped ties have never waned in popularity is because they add a simple, formal edge to an outfit and are flattering and stylish. There are plenty of ways to style your striped tie to make you look fabulously stylish. Here are just three of our favourites. College style Striped ties are widely associated with…
  • Parts Of A Neck Tie by DQT

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    28 Dec 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Embed Parts of a Neck Tie on Your Site. Copy and Paste the Code Below: <img alt=”Parts Of A Neck Tie by DQT” title=”Parts Of A Neck Tie by DQT” src=”http://dqt.co.uk/images/tie_diagram.jpg”> If you enjoyed our Parts of a Neck Tie Guide, please consider sharing it using the buttons below!
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  • Champagne and White Wedding at the Hilton

    Lauren
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Happy Wedding Wednesday lovely MHW Readers! Today we have a gorgeous champagne and white wedding for your viewing. Mayra & Luis'  California wedding starts with an outdoor ceremony surrounded by greenery and ends with a dual ensemble change for their fabulous reception. Absorb every captivating detail below! Photos by Your Lovely Wedding Can we start with talking about how adorable the ring bearers and flower girls were for this wedding? Already fashionistas! Surrounded by lush green grass and additional white flowers, Mayra and Luis said their vows to one another. After their Grand…
  • Ombre Wedding Cake Inspiration

    Shannon
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding cake? These gorgeous ombre wedding cakes are a romantic solution! Their delicate progression of colors are nothing short of scrumptious masterpieces, and they're perfect for any season! We want to know what you think: yay or nay to this colorful trend? Photo by the Nichols via Camille Styles Cake by Sugar Ruffles via Paper and Lace Photo by Chudleigh Weddings via Style Me Pretty Photo by Catrina Earls Photography via Project Wedding Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz via Brides.com
  • 10 Sweet Wedding Chair Sign Ideas

    Jasmine
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    One fun little trend we're loving right now is wedding chair signs for the newlyweds. They make such a sweet touch to your reception and they'll ensure no one steals your seat! These signs can be as simple as just saying "Mr. and Mrs." But if you want to branch out a little bit, try one of these unique ideas: 1. Mr. Right / Mrs. Always Right Photo by Lillie Fortino Photography via My Hotel Wedding 2. You Will Forever Be My Always Photo by Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography via Ruffled 3. His and Hers Arrows Photo by Clayton Austin via 100 Layer Cake 4. Stud Muffin Couch Photo by Jodi Miller…
  • MHW ♥s Etsy: Heart Art

    Mamie
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Happy Tuesday, lovely readers! With the Valentine's Day countdown clock officially ticking away, we decided to devote today's post to one of the most affordable (but still utterly charming) Valentine's Day gifts you can find on Etsy: heart art. Since many of the prints below are instant downloads, all you need is an Etsy account, a printer, and a pretty frame. So easy! And so very, very sweet. We rounded up ten of our favorite prints that are sure to win any valentine's heart. The only question is, which print wins yours? 1. Heart & Arrow Print by Moss and Twig Prints 2. Personalized Love…
  • Black, Gold and White Wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

    Lauren
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Jaimee and Jesse met in college when their dorm rooms happened to be only a few doors down from one another. After dating for 8 years, it was time for Jaimee to 'officially' be 'Jesse's girl' in front of all their family and friends. We had to make this reference because we LOVE the song and their wedding guests forced them to play it at their reception while everyone circled around them and sang along. Photos by Ginny Filer Photography Jaimee and Jesse waited until the last minute to write their vows, doing so the night before their wedding on hotel stationery. Although so many advise…
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  • Must have totes for every bride to be

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

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Indian wedding celebrations Priyanka and Digant were inseparable from the day they met in Delhi years before they tied the knot.  While Digant was studying in the UK, Priyanka was in Chandigarh, they made their long distance relationship work over the span of 3.5 years!  This couple decided to kick off their wedding celebrations with a Champagne Brunch at Lodi’s Garden Restaurant. The whole venue was redone to celebration their upcoming wedding.  From the pops of color throughout to the fun and whimsical decor, they created a celebratory ambiance. There was a photo wall created with…
  • Priyanka and Digant’s Palace wedding in Jaipur, India

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Indian Wedding at a Palace Priyanka and Digant traveled from Delhi to Jaipur to have their wedding celebrations at Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur.  They worked with Events Bistro to create their lovely outdoor wedding celebration.  From the baraat complete with a band and an elephant to Priyanka’s couture Sabyasachi bridal lehenga, you are not going to want to miss a single detail! Where did you get your wedding inspiration from: As cliched as it may sound, I always wanted to get married in a palace and i’m glad that dream came true. It also went hand in hand with us consciously…
  • Shoes for trudging around in the winter

    Shaadi Bazaar Team
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    Hello Brides to be! While you are out running from meeting to meeting we picked up a few pairs of shoes that could come in handy.  Depending on what part of the country you are in your shoe needs will vary from winter snow boots to cute ballet flats these shoes are a happy update your closet! The best part is some of these are on sale now! Click them to find out which ones! Thank you for visiting our South Asian wedding planning resource! We hope you have found wedding inspiration and advice on your visit. We hope to see you soon. The post Shoes for trudging around in the winter appeared…
  • Indian wedding invitation wording template

    Sayjal Patidar
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Indian wedding invitations have several moving parts and also all your guests may receive variations on the invitations depending on what events they are invited to.  First take a look at our Indian wedding invitation timeline to get a sense of how quickly you may need to send out your invites.   We hope these wording samples help you decide how you will write your invitations. Mehndi, Sangeet and Garba Invitation Samples for Hindu Weddings Invitations for your pre wedding events will need details regarding the time, date, and venue.  It sometimes is recommended to have a line about food…
 
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  • Greet Your Wedding Guests Uniquely

    Josie {Contributor}
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The guest book is often the first item that invites your guests into the reception or wedding, and there are... The post Greet Your Wedding Guests Uniquely appeared first on .
  • Products We Love: Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant

    Kym
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    As you all know I do reviews from time to time as an Influenster member. And today I am doing this... The post Products We Love: Degree Women Dry Spray Antiperspirant appeared first on .
  • How To Prepare Your Daughter To Be A Perfect Flower Girl

    Melissa Stevens
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    There is no wedding that can go without having a flower girl going and throwing flowers down the aisle. However,... The post How To Prepare Your Daughter To Be A Perfect Flower Girl appeared first on .
  • Cheap Wedding Flowers

    Kym
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:11 pm
    There are many different types of wedding flowers that you can choose from when you are planning your special day, and you don't have to go with the traditional roses that many people use. Instead their are many brides using orchids, daisy's, peonies, and anything that you want in accordance to the color scheme of their wedding. The post Cheap Wedding Flowers appeared first on .
  • Metropolitan Weddings: Jamie & Bob | McNamara Alumni Center, MN

    Kym
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:11 pm
    From the Photographer: How did you meet? Bob and I met through a mutual friend at a party 3 years... The post Metropolitan Weddings: Jamie & Bob | McNamara Alumni Center, MN appeared first on .
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    100 Cool Groomsmen Gift Ideas For Your Wedding Party - Groovy Groomsmen Gifts Blog

  • Tips on How to Handle Parents that Hate Your Fiance

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

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

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

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

    Chris Bajda
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Want to add some luster to your wedding? There is a new craze in the wedding market fellas and that's pulling the ultimate crowd pleaser with a choreographed man dance. The options are endless, but whether you go as Beyoncé or Bieber, you are bound to get the party started right with synchronized swiveling hips. So get in your basement or man cave with your boys, throw on some MTV and get started. This is going to take a little practice with your groomsmen to pull off. Nothing will be more memorable, especially for your new bride, than a night kicked off with huge laughs and your and your…
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    28 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
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  • Elegant, emerald filled winter wedding inspiration

    Anna Sprague
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    If you’re in search of a little winter wedding inspiration, you’ll love this shoot from Emilia Jane Photography showcasing a bridal gown by Alyssa Kristin filled with old Hollywood glamour and elegance.  Check out some of the swoon-worthy pictures to inspire your own wedding. The dark hue of the emerald velvet couch and fur are the perfect accents to warm up a winter wedding and contrast with the romantic, silk chiffon bridesmaid dresses. The Parker Long bridesmaid dress in Silver Bells and DC Long bridesmaid dress in ATP by Joanna August complement the plunging V-neckline of the…
  • You’re Invited to an Afternoon of Dress Up!

    Anna Sprague
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    We love that Brideside Fit Parties are becoming a common event. With the holidays fast approaching, we have been getting endless requests for bridesmaid dresses to be sent while all of your sisters and ‘maids are home, but any day with your bridal party can be the perfect time to play dress up and sip champagne as you plan your wedding. Bridesider Carrie proves it will be a day to remember when you put in a little elbow grease glitter and spoil your bridesmaids.  Check out a few of the pictures captured by Sweet Lady Jane Photography. Thanks to Darling Creative Co. for the cute DIYs…
  • 3 Darling DIYs To Ask Your Bridesmaids

    Anna Sprague
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Welcome to engagement season, Bridesiders! With the holidays underway, there will soon be a brand new batch of brides-to-be popping up. First thing on our brides’ minds is usually who her team of beloved ‘maids will be. We’ve already covered what to consider when choosing your bridal party so we’re moving on to the big ask. The fabulous duo behind Darling Creative Co. teamed up with us to show you 3 DIYs that are guaranteed to leave a lasting memory with your bridesmaids. You can check out the original post on Huffington Post here. 1. Pamper your besties with a sugar…
  • Brideside Wins Best of Digi 2014!

    Anna Sprague
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    If you haven’t picked up your November issue of InStyle magazine, go grab a copy and find Brideside in their Best of Digi 2014 article! We’re featured as one of the best bridal resources, and we’re even sharing a page with major celebs Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth. To say we’re excited would be an understatement! Instyle Magazine picked Brideside as Best Of Digi because of our easy and drama-free approach to bridesmaid dress shopping. Shop online for your favorite styles, get hooked up with a personal stylist, and try on beautiful bridesmaid dresses in your own home. To learn more…
  • 2WaysTuesday: Alfred Sung D562 Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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

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

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

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

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    24 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    After a year of not living in Paradise I was so honored to be flown back to capture Albert and Rosela’s wedding day. It felt like I was home again, partly because I had left a piece of my heart there, and partly because Albert and Rosela treated me like Ohana and showed me so much Aloha! It was such a joy to witness these two love birds get married. They met while competitive paddling, and I find it so hard to believe that it actually was not love at first site! They may not of been in stroke (a little paddling humor) when they first met but, it did not take long before they had second…
  • Moore Ranch Wedding Photos in College Station Texas // Brandon and Beverly

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

    Cleopatra
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Regardless of whether you affiliate with one particular religion, there is no denying there is a classic feel to a wedding at a church. There is something so daring about an outdoor wedding because it risks mother nature taking over and completely ruining the plan. Luckily for Evelyn and James, they made it through their vows, were able to say “I do” and kiss before anything could stop them. Classic Elegance With…
  • An Exciting Day for La V Image

    Cleopatra
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:19 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, Done Right La V Image is so proud of our very own Vera Varley for placing in the Q3 2014 Photography competition!  As many of you know Vera is an incredibly talented photographer that is able to catch beautiful moments on camera, and has been a huge creative fuel for La V Image over the years. She has a natural eye for beauty, and is able to find the perfect way to capture the essence of a couple in the…
  • Ashley & Anthony: Lucky in Love

    Cleopatra
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:26 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.Sometimes you just get lucky! When Anthony asked to meet Ashley for the first time, he had no idea she would be the woman he would say “I do” to at the altar 11 years later. Somewhere along the way he lent her his discman enough times for her to realize he was the man for her, and thank God she did! Most of us hope we can look back on our high school experiences, but these two have really gotten to share it all…
 
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  • You’re Engaged! Now What?

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

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

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

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

    The Bride Box
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Vendor Spotlight: Shop Allie Anderson One of the biggest challenges of being a bride is finding the perfect gift to compliment your amazing bridesmaids. Your main girls put so much love and effort into making you feel like a a Queen on your wedding day and oftentimes it’s hard to find them the perfect gift. Lately, one of the trends we see is tote bags for the wedding party and of course the Bride! Another reason why tote bags make a great bridesmaid gift is because they can serve as a day of emergency kit for everyone in the wedding party! No one wants to be a disorganized bridesmaid…
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  • 7 Awesome First Time Meeting Tips !

    WeddingPlz
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    So, you are meeting for the first time ! Feeling the jitters all around ! All prepared with your dress, the date and the venue! Here are some tips that can help you overcome the excitement and present yourself for a prospective happy and long relationship. 1. Appearance – time to spend a few hours on your looks!  Make sure you care for the meeting by dressing special to give a pleasant and neat appearance. But remember not to overdo the dressing part with super fancy, baggy or glittering appearance and scare them off. Sport a simple hygienic look. Some checklist on appearance would be your…
  • Marwadi Wedding Rituals : Traditional & Beautiful

    WeddingPlz
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    Marwadies are known as most traditional community who follow all the customs and traditions of wedding ceremony as well as other ceremonies. Their wedding ceremonies are divided into three parts. Have a look at the traditional and beautiful rituals of a Marwadi Wedding. Pre-wedding Rituals 1. Engagement ceremony: This ceremony is the first ceremony of Marwadi wedding rituals which generally placed at bride’s home. In this ceremony the parents of bride and groom applies tilak on their forehead and present them gift such as sword, fruits, clothes, sweets and some more gifts. 2. Griha shanti…
  • 10 Best Ways To Loose Weight Without Dieting

    WeddingPlz
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    How to loose weight without dieting is something that lot of people are looking for, as busy schedule leaves them with little or no time to exercise. Being healthy is the key to success and we believe that there are better and healthier alternatives to dieting, joining gym and other weight loss programs. The most effective way to lose weight is to train ourselves to eat better.  Here are some useful tips to lose weight without dieting: 1. Stop Dieting, Start Nourishing: try and understand what your body needs. There might be some essential nutrients that it may be lacking in. fulfilling…
  • How To Tell Your Fiancee – I love You !!!

    WeddingPlz
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    How to tell your fiancee – I love You.. or how to tell someone that he or she is special or what is the best way to express your love or say i love you to your girlfriend / boyfriend / partner or in other words…how to propose. These questions make us sit up and think of all sorts of creative ideas. Love Proposals are just a way to express our emotions and sense of belongingness. But if these are made in a rather special manner, they can become a golden moment of life. We are here with some suggestions and ideas of beautiful, sweet, spicy and grand proposals. Adding your own pinch…
  • 8 Simple Tips To Gain Weight For A Skinny Bride

    WeddingPlz
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    So you are a thin bride and gaining weight tops your priority list… don’t worry , its not as tough as you feel and a little discipline and focused approach can make you get the result you want. After all, You are the bride to be, and you have got to look the best. The slim ones who desire to get some extra kilos before their marriage often find it difficult to gain weight, primarily because they have a high metabolism rate of their bodies which doesn’t allow any fat to accumulate as all the calories get burnt. Here are few tips that will greatly help you all to gain some extra pounds…
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    How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog

  • How I planned my friends big fat inter-caste wedding all by myself !

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

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

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

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

    Mansoor
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    Kick off your 2015 New Year’s Eve party with some awesome places and events around Chennai. See these top 10 NYE parties for everything you need to ring in the new year in style. 1. Novae Night 2015 New Year Gala In Koyambedu Amigos Presents ‘Novae Night – 2015. New Year’s Gala with Your Famous […]The post Top 10 Dazzling New Year’s Parties of 2015 across Chennai appeared first on How to Choose a Good Venue for Your Function - Megavenues Blog.
 
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    Daydreaming Bride

  • Normal Service Will Resume… Soon!

    Nods
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    So those of you who follow me on Twitter & Facebook probably know that we were burgled last weekend. Some *#$*#*s stole my laptop and camera so I haven’t been able to blog (I’m writing this on my phone but it’s fairly impossible to write a proper post by phone). It’s so annoying but I’ve got so many great posts to share once I’m back up & running – hopefully it’ll be soon! In the meantime I’m still chatting away on Twitter & Facebook so come & join the party there… In the immortal words of Arnold Schwaŕzenegger…
  • High Street Groom Style

    Nods
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Despite a snazzy post on groomsmen bow-ties and a promise to feature more groom-centric posts on DDB, I’ve failed MISERABLY. Sowwwwwyyyyy! So I’m trying to make amends today. Here’s a post on high street groom style featuring suits that are all available pretty inexpensively from the high street. If you’d rather buy than rent then there’s something for every groom – no matter what the style of your wedding. COOL LINEN For a summer wedding, I’m quite partial to a bit of linen and in varying shades of creams and blues this would be such a stylish option…
  • Alternative Wedding Confetti Ideas

    Nods
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Now that’s what throwing confetti at a wedding should look like – fun and a lovely photo opportunity. I really don’t know what’s wrong with my friends but at weddings we treat confetti like hand to hand combat – the objective is to stuff as much of it onto the bride and groom as possible so that it becomes more like an obstacle course. We clearly have issues. Anyhoo, for normal people who can handle confetti, this post aims to give you some ideas for confetti when traditional shop-bought stuff isn’t your thing or you’re looking for something that…
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    Mexican Wedding Traditions

  • Ideas for Summer Mexican Weddings

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    There is no better time to start planning summer wedding! We have visions of tea lights, pastel flowers and fruity cocktails dancing in our heads. So, without further ado, here is a short list of action items each summer bride and groom need to focus on right now.What's more fun than throwing an authentic Mexican wedding!Are you ready? Now here's your to-do list:Ceremony Ideas Attach programs that also serve to fans of each seat - this way, you can ensure that no guest will no cooling device.If you marry in the great outdoors, insect repellent is a must!Provide your guests umbrellas for shade…
  • Traditional Mexican Wedding Desserts : Cookies , Cakes

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Discover more about Mexican Desserts; Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, Massachusetts common awareness of Mexican desserts, though, is greatly more restricted. Flan, sopapillas, and fried ice cream are the most common Mexican desserts located on tables in the United States. The variety of Mexican desserts in Mexico, though, is greatly extended. Mexican desserts comprise everything from fresh nut desserts, like American desserts, are. It is possible that you have also heard of Mexican wedding cakes, which are a type of cookie but do not be fooled into thinking that it is an authentic Mexican dessert.
  • The best luxury hotels in Riviera Maya for your wedding

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Mexican wedding is sourced in tradition and can include all the desire of bride and groom. It is a touching and profound ceremony that affects hearts.Riviera Maya suggests a diversity of beautiful and fascinating places to arrange for your Mexican wedding destination , not only for the ceremony and reception, but for cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunch.Admire for Maya weddings is the effect of its simplicity, creativity, and significance. Most important hotels in Merida, Cancun, and the Riviera Maya are provided with wedding consultants ready to find the location,…
  • A catalog for Mexican wedding dresses

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    More and more young Mexican American women want a traditional Mexican wedding. This means that the traditional ceremony of Mexican wedding, authentic Mexican food, music and drinks at the reception, and of course the traditional Mexican wedding dresses. When it comes to picking your Mexican wedding dress there are various options convenient to you, including dress that is very related to Western wedding dresses.However, if you want an authentic traditional Mexican wedding dress and traditional Mexican wedding you should go to Puebla dress. This dress free fit, short jackets and beautiful and…
  • A guide to Mexican wedding traditions

    18 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Mexico was for many years an amazing destination for romance and honeymoons. With a certain number of  Supreme places that make the perfect setting for the wedding , fascinating places of the country, openness, tender climate and agreeable atmosphere are just some of the causes why more couples find themselves wedded south of the frontier.Possessing years of experience in the destination wedding business, the homeland grants wedding professionals informed, the creation of artistic performances and culinary offer out-of-this-world. With a number of cultural, adventure and social…
 
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  • Celebrity wedding reception on a budget

    Wedding Box
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Are you hoping to host an elaborate wedding reception like the stars, but have resigned yourself to a simple reception to save money? If so, perhaps it’s time to think again. Your wedding day should be as memorable as can be, and looking back wishing you had done things differently is a big no-no. Don’t give up on your dreams of a celebrity-style wedding reception, and don’t fret over exhausting your bank account; with a little ingenuity, you too can have a reception to rival celebrities, and all without the high cost. Organisation is key Before putting your lavish,…
  • Wedding style

    Wedding Box
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    Are you struggling with trying to determine the perfect wedding style? Perhaps you’re not sure what type of wedding dress will suit you? Do you know the difference between a princess dress and an A-line dress? Or do you need some guidance on the type of neckline that best complements your figure? At Wedding Box, we aim to provide you will all the help we can when searching for your new wedding dress. That’s why, when we stumbled across this fantastically simply wedding style infographic, we just knew we had to share it with you. Take a look at the wedding style infographic below…
  • Grace Kelly wedding dress

    Wedding Box
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    View image | gettyimages.com As one of the most famous weddings of the 20th century and featuring a couple that shone in the spotlight for very different reasons, it’s no surprise that Grace Kelly’s wedding dress is heralded as being one of the most elegant and beautiful of all time. As Kelly walked down the aisle to Prince Rainer III of Monaco on April 19, 1956, the world’s press watched on in wonder as the star of the silver screen looked resplendent in a demure dress styled by Helen Rose, a costume designer at MGM. Featuring a bodice, under bodice, and skirt support, Grace Kelly’s…
  • Seasonal weddings

    Wedding Box
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    View image | gettyimages.com Whether it’s a winter wonderland or a hot summer’s day, the season you choose for your wedding will undoubtedly play a major role in the tone and theme of your big day. Each season has its own charm, with the colours and scenes presented adding a sense of wonder to your wedding day. So, how can you be sure that your big day is perfectly complemented by the season? And what should you be aware of when selecting a date? Wedding Box takes a look at some of the key features of a seasonal wedding, highlighting the main things to consider when setting a date for…
  • Simple Wedding Invitation Wording

    Wedding Box
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    Making your wedding as memorable and perfect as can be is every couple’s dream, and ensuring that the event passes without a hitch and with guests that are happy and content is just as important. As such, getting off to the best possible start is essential, and this begins with finding your wedding invitations and deciding on the perfect wedding invitation wording. It’s essential that bride and groom have given consideration to their wedding invitations before buying, and before choosing the wedding invitation wording. This is particularly pertinent if, like many couples, you have decided…
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  • Bluegrass-Inspired Wedding in Austin at Pecan Grove

    nicole
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Austin weddings have a certain rustic essence unlike any other. Jenny and Eric’s wedding at Pecan Grove was a boot-scootin’, BBQ eatin’, Mason jar sippin’ good time. We love the way they included personal touches, like opting to collect kippot from loved ones instead of monogramming a new set for guests to wear and hiring live music to play their favorite songs throughout the day. Philip Thomas Photography brilliantly captured the evening wedding, complete with twinkle lights and traditional Jewish wedding customs. The Couple: Jenny and Eric The Wedding: Pecan…
  • Romantic Anniversary Session in Old Town Warsaw

    nicole
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We love featuring images of a couple where you can tell how incredibly in love they are. Anniversary sessions are such a perfect manifestation of this love because the couple doesn’t have to worry about any wedding-related jitters, and instead can focus on the powerful love they have sustained since their wedding day. Paulina and Przemek’s romantic anniversary session took place in beautiful Old Town Warsaw, where Monika Photography captured the bliss, intimacy, and humor they shared. A special thanks to Monika Photography for sharing Paulina and Przemek’s stunning…
  • Modern Jewish Wedding in Australia

    nicole
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Megan and James threw a sweet garden celebration in Australia to celebrate their love and faith. The modern Jewish wedding was held in a private garden, and then moved to the Atlantic Group for a fun reception of dining and dancing. Dezine by Mauro beautifully captured the pair on their dream wedding day in total wedded bliss. The Couple: Megan and James The Wedding: Altantic Group, Docklands, Victoria The Inspiration: We wanted a modern wedding which was stylish, elegant, and tasteful. We went with the classic white theme and decorated the modern venue with a variety of white flowers.  …
  • Modern Minneapolis Warehouse District Wedding

    nicole
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Aria, based in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, is one of the most incredible venues in America with its industrial loft-like structure and warm, romantic ambiance. Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding in Minneapolis stole our hearts when it was chosen for Best Reception for the 2014 Junebug Weddings Choice Awards, and we knew you would love to see the whole shebang on the blog. Photographer Matt Lien really captured the essence of Rachel and Jonathan’s day, from the quiet moments before saying I Do to the exceptionally designed reception. The Couple: Rachel and Jonathan The…
  • Flower Girl Dresses from Fattie Pie + a Discount!

    carrie
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Quality materials and gorgeous designs are behind the Fattie Pie brand. Fattie Pie dresses are made to order and are definitely stylish and unique compared to other flower girl dresses out there! We just love Fattie Pie dresses, and think you will, too! If you’re wanting your flower girls to be as stylish as you on your wedding day, you need to check out all of the Fattie Pie collections. Fattie Pie is also giving Junebug readers a special discount! You have until February 11th to use the code JUNEBUG15 in order to receive a 15% discount on your Fattie Pie purchase. Don’t…
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  • Horrible Website – Would You Hire a Wedding Vendor?

    Matt Campbell
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    There are more than two-hundred thousand (yes 200,000) wedding industry vendors in the United States. Vendors are needed for you, family’s and friends’ weddings including bakers, photographers, venues, florists, officiants and so many more.It is a known fact that most brides and grooms planning their weddings research their wedding vendors online. You will check common social sites:Pinterest – great for wedding planners to see previous events, florists for available arrangements and bakers to see unique wedding cakes brought to life.Facebook – great for any wedding…
  • Get It Right DJ – My Name Is Not The Real Slim Shady

    Matt Campbell
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:11 pm
    You are looking for the right DJ for your wedding. Most couples start by asking family and friends if they know of any good wedding DJs in the area they have seen and can recommend. No matter how many DJ companies provided, all bridal couples will look online to read customer reviews on such sites as Yelp and WeddingWire. After reading reviews, you may narrow down or increase your list of potential music entertainers at your wedding to about three. This will give you a good idea of how much a “good” wedding DJ will cost. Next, you call each DJ company on the phone and tell them…
  • I Fought The Law and the Wedding Is Cancelled

    Matt Campbell
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Knowing the local and state laws will only help you in not breaking the law. Save yourself from having to notify your wedding guests that your wedding is cancelled.What are some of the laws not to break and prevent you from getting married?Some states do not allow marriage licenses to be issued to couples who appear drunk, insane or imbeciles. It’s best to not to be feeling the effects of any drugs or even hung over when at the County Clerk’s office applying for a marriage license. As the saying goes, “Stupid is as stupid does”.If your wedding officiant can forsee the…
  • 6 Songs That Would Land You In Jail At Weddings

    Matt Campbell
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    When at a wedding, there are certain things that a person should not do. A person’s choices could put them in jail if acted out at a wedding. Yes, some songs should not be taken literally. Just as you cannot believe everything you read on the Internet, you should not do everything sung in a song.I Touch Myself by the Divinyls. There should not be any inappropriate touching of yourself at a wedding. This would be considered lewd conduct which is a misdemeanor.Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benetar. There should not be any physical punching of other people at a wedding. This is called…
  • Past Twenty Years’ Super Bowl Halftime Rock Star Performers

    Matt Campbell
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Super Bowl XLIX (49) is fast approaching and will be played February 1, 2015. We thought we would step away from our wedding topic to mention Rock Star performers of Super Bowl halftimes. When researching Super Bowl halftimes, we found it interesting that the first musician of “Rock Star” status to perform during the Super Bowl halftime in the modern era was NKOTB (New Kids On The Block) in 1991.Last year’s Super Bowl halftime show was the highest rated/viewed halftime show of all-time. More than 115 million households watched Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers perform in…
 
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    Italian Wedding Traditions

  • Best Wedding Hotels In Italy

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
     Italian hotels are not only supreme for romantic getaways, many of them make the place for perfect wedding. If you and your spouse expect wedding traditional country house, an elegant town or a glamorous ceremony, party exotic palace, you will find the most inspiring wedding hotels. Everyone has that wow factor very important and many take the pain out of wedding planning by designing every detail, as well as liveliness for you and your guests.Italie could almost be two countries: the rich, industrial, north elegant, dry, rural, traditional South; it could be four with separate islands…
  • Italian Wedding Venues

    14 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
      There is no place more passionate than Italy to honor your wedding and favor your new life with your partner. His ridiculous ancient history, the amazing city of art, impressive scenery, vigorous culture, and lifestyle make it the best destination to announce your wedding vows. Italy is full of enchanting places, including ancient churches, villas, and tender getaways. With its climate, it is surely the most romantic country to honor the most powerful day of your life.Rome:Rome, where you will find a wonderful combination of beauty and power. You can choose between different kinds of…
  • Wedding Venues In Italy

    11 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Italy offers numerous of possible wedding localities, many historical, resided throughout Italy. From the Alps to the islands and coasts, in the countryside, and beautiful lakes. You can browse the following list to give you some ideas about where you want to organize your wedding."Bella Vita" indicates "beautiful life" in Italian. This is apparently because the Italians do not only say "Bella Vita'- but they really live it. This fresh attitude is seen in everything from the preparation of love fresh pasta with marble fountains hand that focus squares. Luckily, the Italians are happy to share…
  • Traditional wedding bonbonnieres in Italy

    30 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    If you have ever gone to an Italian wedding, likelihoods are that you do not leave empty handed. Printed matches the pockets with the name of the couple toasting elegant crystal glasses every bride and groom sends guests home with a souvenir of the happy occasion. Have you ever wondered why the wedding guests have offered with kindnesses and where this tradition come from? A little history can help clients and couples understand what respect for tradition.Centuries ago, European aristocrats, particularly in Italy would give their marriage guests a gift called candy, or as it has called in…
  • Popular Italian wedding traditions

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Italian wedding traditions are one of the unique wedding traditions. Each country and place always honor its tradition to launch a wedding party. Wedding party is a sacred ceremony in all lands. However, sometimes people in all homelands celebrate marriage in different countries customs. These traditions are different because they are affected by culture. These various cultures make the wedding reception becomes unique. Here are some uncommon rituals that Italian has.Superstition considered marriage as a subject that always has interesting. All countries should have their fear. Although today…
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    Drew Brashler Photography | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

  • Wedding at Venue at the Grove | Ari & Rick

    brashlerphoto
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:44 pm
    An Elegant Wedding at Venue at the Grove: Ari and Rick had an elegant wedding at Venue at the Grove on January 15th, 2015.  When I arrived to the venue, Ari mentioned that they decided to give each other their wedding gifts during the first look, so I was very excited for their first interaction before the wedding ceremony!   The ceremony started with Ari’s parents walking her down the aisle together.  At the front of the ceremony, Rick stepped out and shook Donnie’s hand after he and Kim gave Ari away to marry.  After the exchange of vows, Ari and Rick performed the sand ceremony…
  • Phoenix Engagement Photographer | Julie & Bryan

    brashlerphoto
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    A Phoenix Engagement Session I met up with Julie and Bryan downtown Phoenix for their engagement session. By their professions Julie and Bryan would seem to be very serious, Julie is an optometrist and Bryan works in corporate arbitration. In reality, that is far from the truth, at least during the engagement session! I had such a fun time photographing them, I honestly couldn’t stop laughing during the entire photoshoot! From jumping mid air shots, Bryan photobombing a few of Julie’s individual portraits, riding the front of a stationary bicycle in front of a police car to doing…
  • Sun City Wedding Photography | Jasmine & Chad

    brashlerphoto
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    An Intimate Backyard Sun City Wedding Jasmine and Chad were married on January 5th, 2015 at a private residence in Sun City, Arizona.  The first thing I noticed when I drove up to the location was a wooden sign in the front yard that said ‘Happily ever after begins here…’.  When I walked inside, all of the furniture from the main room was moved out to make way for the reception tables that were beautifully decorated with flowers from Cactus Flower. One of my favorite parts of the reception room was the cupcakes which came from Dee’s Cupcakes in Las Vegas!  Each…
  • Venue at the Grove Wedding Photos | Danielle & William

    brashlerphoto
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    A Classic Venue at the Grove Wedding Danielle and William were married at Venue at the Grove on January 2nd, 2015.  When I arrived, both of them were so excited and anxious.!  The ceremony was in between two rows of pecan trees.  One of my favorite parts of the day was right at the end of the wedding ceremony; right after the officiant announced them as married, but before she said “You may now kiss the Bride” the guests started singing!  You see, Danielle and William are opera singers, and many of their guests were as well, so when all of them were singing, it sounded…
  • McCormick Railroad Park Engagement Photography | Paige & Tanner

    brashlerphoto
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Paige and Tanner met up with me at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park located near McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona for their engagement session.  We started the session just before sunset so the light looked amazing!  I really love how natural Paige and Tanner are in front of the camera!  In fact, one thing they mentioned to me is that they never felt natural in photos of themselves as a couple.  Obviously I think they are over that!  It was so much fun listening to them talk about their favorite TV shows and discus which “Friends” character they were most like!
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  • 6 Ideal Dream Wedding Destinations

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    If both you and your soon-to-be-spouse are travelers at heart, a destination wedding might be the perfect way to start off your      marriage! Island Wedding. The quintessential dream wedding destination, an island wedding is perfect for those that crave picturesque beaches, crashing waves, and a beautiful sunset at their wedding. Fantastic spots to consider include the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic. Airfare might be your biggest cost, so budget accordingly. However, many resorts have special wedding packages that offer affordable prices…
  • 5 Famous Marriages in History

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    There are countless marriages that have happened throughout history and in every part of the world. Here are 5 marriages from history that have stood the test of time as testaments to love and true partnership. If they could give any advice to newly married couples, here is what we think they would say.
  • Help! I Don’t Love My Engagement Ring

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    You’ve pretty much got it all. Perfect guy, perfect proposal, perfect life together… But then it hits you, everything is perfect, except for the symbol of your perfect love—the engagement ring. Don’t panic, it’s not the end of the world and it is fixable. A few ideas on making the best of the situation: You must understand that there could be any one of a handful of reasons he missed the boat on the ring. The most common reasons are: Budget – Right now, what he’s given you is the most he can afford. Confusion – He may have misconstrued your hints. Preference – He has great…
  • 4 Exciting Proposal Trends

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Nowadays, it’s not just the wedding and the ring that people like to hear about. The proposal is every bit as important as the big day and the rock. Your proposal can encapsulate your entire love story and provide the beginning for your married life.   Destination Proposal Whisk away to a dream destination or a location that carries significance in your relationship. Enjoy being with each other and basking in the excitement of imagining your future together. Just be sure before you plan such a trip that you are both ready to take the next big step. Otherwise, you may come back with  some…
  • 9 Amazing Facts about Diamonds

    admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    1. Until the 18th century the only diamond mines found were in India. 2. In the earliest known use of diamonds, the Chinese used diamonds to polish ceremonial axes. 3. In 2004 astronomers discovered a diamond star that is 10 billion trillion trillion carats! 4. Diamonds are mined deep within the earth and are three quarters of the earth’s age. 5. The word diamond comes from the Greek word adamas meaning unconquerable. 6. A rough diamond loses about 40-70% of it’s weight during the cutting process. 7.Diamonds have the highest melting point of any substance on earth. 8. Some believe that…
 
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  • Top 8 Most-Forgotten Items for your Backyard Wedding

    Danielle Pasternak
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    With each wedding we’re a part of, we always learn something new and make a mental note (or actual note) so we don’t forget for next time. It’s usually minor things – like unwrap the tin of Altoids from the plastic before placing it in the groomsmen pews at church – but when we first started out, they were sometimes slightly more important things. We always found a quick solution, but it never hurts to have it taken care of in advance. Last year, we compiled a Rental Checklist of just about everything you could possibly need for your tented or backyard wedding.
  • Creative Spotlight: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals

    Danielle Pasternak
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Vintage rentals are a relatively new thing when it comes to wedding day decor, especially in the Eastern PA area. We’ve always seen companies that allow you to rent standard tables, chairs, linens and so on but vintage rental companies give you the opportunity to rent those killer sofa, tables, chairs, and other amazing decor that are FULL of character, charm and history. We met Renee and Derek of Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals this year on a wedding we worked on together in May. Renee was always very quick to respond, stay incredibly organized and was just a pleasure to work with. One…
  • We’ve been awarded WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award 2015 – and just what that means.

    Danielle Pasternak
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A few short days ago, we received an email letting us know that we were the proud recipients of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2015. Happy dance time! This is ultimately “award season” for my fellow wedding vendors and I, but unlike the Oscars, these awards are usually based off of something much different – which can be deceiving to a couple who is looking for their perfect team of vendors. If you follow any wedding vendors on social media, you may have been seeing a buzz about WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award and The Knot’s Best…
  • Etsy Finds: Bridesmaid Bouquet Alternatives

    Danielle Pasternak
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are about a million ways to inject personality and spunk into your wedding day. And if you’re “not a flower person” or maybe you have a bridesmaid who’s allergic to fresh blooms, there are tons of bridesmaid bouquet alternatives out there in the interwebs – especially on Etsy. All perfect for adding your personal touch to your wedding ceremony. Leather Bouquet from DyJoDesigns’ Etsy Shop Paper Flower bouquet from MandaGirlDesigns’ Etsy Shop Large Tissue Paper Individual bouquets from PomLove’s Etsy Shop Don't be afraid to have fun with…
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Danielle Pasternak
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    As we head into this lovely Christmas Eve day, I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! The team will be heading to Bethlehem this weekend for a wedding followed by a New Years Eve wedding next week (yay!). Here’s hoping you get everything you asked Santa for… and so much more. We’ll see you in 2015. Our 2014 holiday card was designed by Simply Designed with lots of love.
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  • Raleigh Renaissance Hotel Wedding | Michael + Melody

    Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Michael + Melody are simply amazing people. It’s true, I learned it first on the internet! You see, before I met with them in person, I viewed the video of Michael proposing to Melody. As I watched, I was so impressed by the thought and the manner by which Michael proposed. I wanted to photograph their Raleigh Renaissance Hotel wedding! In preparing to meet with them, I recall fumbling over calendars due to late minute travel changes inhibiting my ability to get back to Raleigh when they were next the area. I don’t think Michael really knew then how much I wanted to document their…
  • From the Bride: Michael + Melody’s Testimonial

    Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Renaissance Raleigh North Hills HotelIn His Image did an amazing job capturing our wedding. There were so many pictures to choose from. Our guest didn’t even know they were being photographed, that is how discreet Dajuan and his assistants were. He captured true, in the moment shots and we could not be any happier with our decision to have him be a part of our big day!!Michael + MelodyDecember 31, 2014Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel The post From the Bride: Michael + Melody’s Testimonial appeared first on In His Image Photography | Raleigh Wedding Photographers.
  • Union Baptist Church Ceremony & Bay 7 Wedding Reception | Adrian + Kamala

    Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The last day in May began with a beautiful morning. I packed up the gear and headed to the Washington Duke Inn to meet with Adrian + Kamala for their wedding preparations. Everything was well planned out. Early on Kamala brought on Erin McLean’s team, then the venues and my team along the way. We consulted, then consulted some more and today was the day for which all the planning and preparation was all about. Today Adrian + Kamala would wed a fairy tale come true. And I had the good fortune to document part of the journey just for them! I present Adrian + Kamala’s story book…
  • Bristol TN Wedding | Benji + Kadie

    Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Last summer I received a note from Kadie who was planning her wedding with Benji in their home town of Bristol, Tennessee. Via email we quickly identified a custom wedding collection meeting their desires and leveraged our web based contracts to retain her date. I’d like to believe that I share enough about myself and the purpose behind the craft for potential clients to feel comfortable with our team. However I’m certain the addition of prayer and the confidence of His assurance played more than a small role in this awesome decision. The morning of their wedding day, Christina…
  • Barclay Villa Bridal Portraiture | Corianna

    Raleigh Wedding Photographer
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week Will + Corianna’s Barclay Villa wedding was published exclusively by MunaLuchi Bride Magazine! This week we remove the veil on Cori’s Barclay Villa bridal portrait session. Bridal portrait is my favorite genre of photographic portraiture because it allows me to work with the bride in preparation for her wedding day. This cannot be accomplished or replicated in the same way during the engagement session. And it serves of somewhat of a dress rehearsal for the bride in advance of her wedding day, which very often is an eye opener for the bride. Even with a limited amount of…
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