3-step DIY wedding project using mason jars

by Azure

  Now that you know all the fabulous ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding (thanks to our oh-so-lovely guest blogger, Chandra of Oh Lovely Day), it's time for a little DIY wedding project!   In this simple 3-step tutorial, we'll marry vintage chic mason jars with romantic lace, and light them up with flickering candles.  Let's jump to it, shall we? Shopping list + mason jars + thick lace ribbon or strips of lace + spray adhesive + twine +...

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Love-themed DIY wedding in France

by Azure

  Featured wedding by Elisabeth Perotin Photography As a wedding photographer, I especially enjoy shooting retro-boheme styled celebrations.  This one looked like something in a dream about my picture perfect wedding day, and the bride and groom were such a lovely couple to work with!     The beautiful bride, Aurélie, wore a fabulous 1920's style wedding dress made by 'Lili M', a talented bridal designer from Reims, France. For her wedding flowers, she held...

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Outdoor Spring Wedding with Country Chic Charm

by Azure

Country chic real wedding by Brett Arthur Weddings Sarah and Matt's lovely Spring wedding took place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They choose a quaint B & B called Rock Quarry Farm for their wedding venue, and braved the treacherous weather that rolled through the state on 4.16.11. Despite having to batten down the hatches for the first part of the day, it was apparent that neither wind, rain or tornadoes could dampen the spirits of these two lovebirds. Thank heavens the skies...

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Vibrant Virginia Wedding at a Vineyard: Anna and Altan

by Azure

Real wedding by JMK Photos Anna and Altan tied the knot on May 13, 2011 in Crozet, VA. The amazing King Family Vineyards served as the wedding venue for this lovely spring wedding. The bridesmaids wore short taupe dresses and the groomsmen sported dapper black tuxedos. Anna paired her ivory sweetheart neckline wedding dress with a pair of peep-toe wedding shoes featuring hot pink rose details. Her wedding hairstyle was classic, a loose chignon finished with a dainty hair...

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Wedding Inspiration: Peaches and Cream with a Pop of Black

by Azure

What's sweeter than peaches and cream? Peaches and cream with hints of chic black! This romantic and sophisticated wedding color palette is perfect for Spring and Summer I Do's! And a sweet, juicy peach is bursting with inspiration! Real peaches can be stacked in high hurricane vases to create visually stunning centerpieces, and tray-passed bellinis for cocktail hour will get your wedding guests feeling just peachy. And since apple-themed weddings have been done (chicly) before,...

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Outdoor Summer Wedding: Asian Influences, DIY Details

by Azure

Real wedding by Jeff Simpson Photography Working side-by-side is no new thing to Heidi and James. The gorgeous couple studied architecture at the same university, tackled the same undergrad and graduate programs, and have worked together for three years. Given the couple's closeness and shared interests and expertise, the two architects-in-training-and-in-love expected to have similar design aesthetics, which would make planning a fabulous wedding a breeze. Heidi and James...

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Vintage-Inspired Bridal Caps by Twigs & Honey

by Azure

You can't go wrong with a bridal headpiece from Twigs & Honey. Don't believe me? Just check out this Twigs & Honey feature from the start of 2011. Twigs & Honey has added a new style of bridal head chic to their already swoon-worthy collection, bridal caps! These pieces are perfect for vintage and bohemian brides... delicate, feminine and beyond romantic! And the photos, shot by Elizabeth Messina, capture the essence in the most perfect way! My favorite is the vintage-inspired...

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2012 Wedding Dresses by Manuel Mota

by Azure

The fabulous folks at Pronovias sent me discs with images of the new 2012 wedding dresses. Manuel Mota (a Pronovias designer) has always been a favorite of mine, so I couldn't wait to check out his latest bridal creations! I popped in the disc and started checking out the 2012 Manuel Mota collection. Honestly... about halfway through I was giddy as a school girl! OMG, these dresses are GORGEOUS!!! And if you're a fan of the sleeved wedding dress trend or sheer illusion necklines,...

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San Patrick Wedding Dresses, 2012

by Azure

Sophisticated, elegant and enchanted, the San Patrick 2012 wedding dresses are to-die-for! Since 1964, San Patrick has been creating beautiful bridal gowns for all types of brides. With five distinct collections, from Ballgown to Glamour, there is no shortage of swoon-worthy styles! San Patrick gowns feature loads of romantic lace and other decadent details like cascading ruffles, featherlight petal applique, statement cap sleeves and perfectly pleated bodices. Paired with a...

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Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dresses: Pure Romance, Spring 2012

by Azure

We already blogged about Monique Lhuillier's latest bridal collection. And to say it's gorgeous is an understatement!! The full Spring 2012 collection has been added to our designer wedding dress gallery, and even more bridal style trends have been spotted! I see a reemergence of spaghetti straps thanks to Monique! Her Spring 2012 collection is filled with corset bodices with sweetheart necklines and delicate spaghetti straps. She also delivers on-trend sleeved styles like the...

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