Captivating Love in a Beautiful Abandoned Church

by Lizzy S

John and Taylor got married on a blustery winter day in Missouri. However, the cold couldn’t stop this couple from capturing magical shots throughout their big day! The couple decided to take a portion of their photos in a beautiful...

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Drapery Ideas to Stun Your Wedding Guests

by Lizzy S

Drapery is a popular way to create a luxurious setting for your reception.  From rustic to romantic themed weddings, drapery just adds a little magic to the day. Brides can choose from different textures, colors, lights, flowers, etc. The...

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The Liquid Satin Dress

by Bride Chic

Today I want to focus on a totally swoonworthy fabric, perfect for long and sleek bridal gowns. It's called liquid satin.  A client recently asked me to define liquid satin and I clued her in that it is a shiny, bright, clingy, body...

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A Romantic Affair at a Grand Estate

by Lizzy S

For almost all of Kayla and Michael’s relationship they were long distance.  After hundreds of love letters, long car rides, flights and phone calls, Michael chose to pop the question.  As the couple began planning their wedding they...

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Elegant and Dreamy Wedding Trains

by Lizzy S

As you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, there is another aspect to consider: the train. Whether you want the length of your train to be long or short, dramatic or simple, there are many sizes and designs to choose from. You can...

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A Picturesque Fall Country Wedding

by Lizzy S

I can’t help but smile when I browse through these wedding photos. Allyn and Mobley are madly in love with each other and their happiness translates perfectly in their photos.  Allyn and Mobley got married on a beautiful fall October...

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The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most...

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Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace...

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A Romantic Tale of the Couple that Fell in Love at Their Venue

by Lizzy S

Rudy and Liz chose to get married in the very same venue that they first met each other. How romantic is that! The couple started working together at Elmcrest Banquets in Chicago Illinois about six years ago. Little did they know then that...

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Ingenious Ideas on How to Entertain the Kiddos!

by Lizzy S

Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, children, or best friend’s kiddos, those little ones will keep you busy even on your wedding day! So, what better way to keep the munchkins entertained by having activities for them to do...

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Trend Alert! The Shirtwaist Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

  I haven't written about the shirtwaist dress in ages and it seems as the runways are showing many of these classic gems these days.  Did you know the shirtwaist is a variation of the ball gown silhouette?  It’s actually a more...

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A Perfect Surfer’s Paradise DIY Wedding

by Lizzy S

After many sleepless nights and endless mornings, Dewi and Colin created their handcrafted dream wedding hosted in a private residence in sunny California. These two didn’t miss a single detail in their DIY wedding! From the dessert...

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Darling and Innovative Ways to Include Your Pup in Your Wedding Day

by Lizzy S

Can’t say I do without your furry loved one? You’re not alone! Many brides and grooms choose to involve their pups in their special day. Whether you choose to involve them in your favors, photography, the ceremony or décor, there are...

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For All the Girls that Love the Bling! Check out These Stunning Dresses

by Bride Chic

This time of year is a perfect backdrop for the blinged, glitzed, glittering and sparkling bride to make her entrance.  Defined sparkle can be sequins or metallic’s, as well as crystals or jewels that can be sewn onto your wedding...

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A Beautiful Rainy Day Wedding with a Vintage Twist

by Lizzy S

Erin and Ricky got married in a stunning industrial cotton mill in Georgia call the Engine Room. The exposed brick throughout the cotton mill was the perfect backdrop as it complemented the romantic ambience of the venue. Although it was...

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Falling in Love with This Time of the Year? So Are We!

by Lizzy S

Fall in love with autumn this year by finding inspiration through all the fun colors this season has to offer. Autumn is a popular time for weddings, so why not explore décor possibilities that match the array of vibrant colors you can...

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Creative & Delightful Ideas on How to Ask Your Girls to be Your Bridesmaids

by Lizzy S

Every bride needs her girls. From wedding dress shopping, pinning bustles, tasting cake, and spending countless of hours smiling, crying, and laughing. Bridesmaids play an important role in supporting you throughout the planning process...

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An Intimate Occasion With Personalized Details

by HannahN

Although Justin & Rachel are from Arlington, TX, the couple fell in love with South Dakota's Black Hills and were wed in the serene outdoors at the Custer State Game Lodge. This untraditional wedding was truly special! Rachel walked down...

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Fall In Love With These Engagement Rings from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry

by HannahN

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the #BRIDEnBEYOND program, sponsored by Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry is the bridal jewelry...

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The Timeless Beauty of Saja Wedding’s 2015 Bridal Collection

by HannahN

This lovely 2015 bridal collection by Saja Weddings embodies refined, timeless beauty. I absolutely love the inspiraiton behind the collection: the formation of pearls inside oysters. With this in mind, the designers used ethereal fabrics...

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Glam, Vintage Inspired Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This gorgeous vintage glam shoot is inspired by the cool, crisp air & rich colour pallate that Autumn has to offer. The florist's mother's estate in LaSalle served as the perfect backdrop for this session; the brick walls, wrought iron...

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Something Borrowed: Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by HannahN

I've always been intrigued with the idea of a bride wearing her mother's wedding dress.  Thinking back, women in my day were lucky if they chose to sport mom's white frock. Our mothers got married in the 1950s so the dresses were hands...

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Flower Girl Savoire Faire

by Bride Chic

The flower girl in all her glory!  Every season it seems I add some new insights as well as a round up of pics that just get prettier and prettier.  Maurice Chevalier sang in the 1958 musical, Gigi,' Thank Heaven For Little Girls--they...

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Simply Stunning Centerpieces

by HannahN

Centerpieces have the power to transform a run of the mill table to an awe-inspiring reception dream. You can choose soft floral arrangements, romantic candles, or unique elements that show off your personalities as a couple! Whatever you...

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