DIY Wedding Reception Decor: An Enchanted Garden Vibe For Your Big Day

by Azure

I’ve already shared tips on pulling off an out-of-this-world Luau-themed rehearsal dinner. Now it’s time to reveal the secrets to creating an enchanted garden vibe at your wedding reception! For the Party City/Samantha Goldberg destination wedding reception, guests were asked to wear all white. At first, this seemed a bit conterintuitive to me… wouldn’t the bride want to be the only one wearing white? But once I saw all of the guests together, the men dressed in their...

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Romantic Vineyard Wedding: Amber and Chas

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Featured Wedding by Amber and Dustin of Fife Photography On the anniversary of their very first date, Amber and Chas tied the knot at the romantic Tres Suenos vineyard. Once the venue was set, everything else fell into place. 3 Beautiful goblets passed down from the bride's grandmother bore the images of grapes and vines, as did her grandmother's beautiful earrings. So Amber knocked out her something old, something borrowed, and something blue, and was able to incorporate the winery...

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The Man Registry: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning the Wedding Night

by Azure

About The Man Registry I’m sure you’re busy planning the rehearsal dinner, choosing the groomsmen attire or booking the honeymoon, but I’m going to be blunt about another thing that is equally important: wedding night sex. This is an area that most grooms do overlook in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding. However, it’s something that you definitely want to get right. It entails a lot more than just the act of sex. It’s just as much about setting the proper...

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Featured Wedding: The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, CA

by Azure

Featured Wedding by FloralArt at the beautiful Parker Hotel This Palm Springs wedding is too lovely for words! Romantic, enchanted, organic... and so much more! Learn how to achieve a similar look for your big I Dos with the top tips and tricks below! Budget-Friendly Décor Tips: 1. Get fruity! Vibrant fruit (either in season fresh fruit or faux) is a great add to any wedding centerpiece! It’s unexpected, and when done well, will make such a statement. And a bunch of grapes...

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Bride Chic: Ballet-Inspired Bridal Fashion

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About Bride Chic How much does ballet influence bridal fashion? Quite a bit. Traditional ballet costume evolved in the era of Johann Strass, a young Queen Victoria, and Giselle, an 1840s ballet choreographed by Aldophe Adam. Think of the classic corps de ballet in long white tulle dresses and floral wreaths and you have, the ballet look. Also reflecting the silhouette of the ballet costume as we know it, Queen Victoria clinched the look when she married Prince Albert wearing yards of...

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Wedding Dresses To Die For: The Latest Styles From Blush By JLM!

by Azure

Still on the hunt for your dream wedding dress? Then check out the newest collection from Blush by JLM! Blush is a simplified, more affordable line from JLM Couture, done so well that none of the WOW factor is lost with the lower price tag. Each dress is soft, romantic, and sophisticated, with a special something that sets it apart; understated glamour at its best! Whether it's a touch of lace at the décolletage, a rich charcoal, peridot, or espresso ribbon sash, a feminine floral...

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Bride Chic: Mermaid Silhouette Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Mermaid silhouette comes in many forms. Thanks to a few designers like Elie Saab and Vera Wang the mermaid is enjoying a real comeback. From skirts that flare gently around the knees to larger versions with pouf, they're all back to stay this time. Like the legendary creature herself, the mermaid is half and half: half sheath, half ball gown. Fitted long and snug to the knees then POW! Either a full flared skirt or tiers of ruffles complete the look, sometimes...

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Featured Los Angeles Wedding At The Skirball Cultural Center

by Azure

Featured Wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA For today's gorgeous featured wedding, we've got the inside scoop from Jennifer McGarigle, founder of FloralArt in Venice, CA. Jennifer was the fab florist for this California wedding, and is a favorite among celebs too! She was the brains behind the floral beauty at both Milla Jovovich’s and Jamie Pressley’s star-studded weddings. We asked Jennifer some questions about how the Skirball wedding came together,...

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Featured Catholic Wedding: Marisol and Scott

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Featured Wedding by Kristen Weaver Photography Marisol and Scott tied the knot in April with a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony. This gorgeous couple met on EHarmony; Scott was serving in Afghanistan as an Air Force lawyer, Marisol was teaching elementary art education. And their proposal story is enough to warm anyone's heart! Scott planned a romantic trip to Paris, and little did Marisol know, she would return from Paris with a ring on her finger! During a perfectly...

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Featured Wedding: Danielle and Nick

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Featured Wedding by Chris Leary Photography Danielle and Nick’s wedding was held on October 9, 2009. I started the day by meeting Danielle who was getting ready at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle. Once everyone was ready, we set out into the park and took some bridal party portraits and some great couples pictures of Danielle and Nick. Nick is one of those guys who has a quick wit and a fun sense of humor, which would constantly make Danielle smile and put her at...

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