Sunny Arizona Wedding Inspiration: Jim and Kensley

by Azure

Featured Two Bright Lights wedding by Jennifer Weems Photography Kensley & Jim are clearly a beautiful couple. But they proved to be extremely brave, too, planning a late July wedding in hot, steamy Phoenix, AZ. Their semi-traditional LDS wedding ceremony took place in the morning, and then the wedding reception fun commenced later in the day at a picturesque private residence. The reception venue provided the perfect backdrop for Kensley & Jim's wedding vibe and color palette. ...

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Sweet Wedding Video to Say Goodbye to Summer 2010 and Start Planning Your Summer 2011 Wedding

by Azure

Our friends at Feria Cinematic Imagery in Tennessee sent us this sweet inspiration video for backyard chic summer weddings. Its retro styling makes it the perfect way to say goodbye to this summer and hello to all of you summer 2011 brides! Credits: Venue, Flowers & Decor: Cedarwood Styling: Krystal Mann&Cedarwood Handmade Details (art, favors & fabric banners): Krystal Mann Cinematography: Feria Cinematic Photography: Krystal Mann Invitations, Programs and Stationery: ...

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Question of the Week: Any Summer Regrets?

by Azure

Sad, but true ... summer is almost over. I always have a list of projects to get done by the end of summer, many of which never quite make it off the list. What about you? Did you have any pre-wedding summer plans you didn't carry out? Do you have any summer regrets? A little too much sun and not enough exercising? Didn't get to the beach enough? Let it all out ladies, we're here to listen. Helpful Links Wedding Prep checklist (so you don't forget any this fall)

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Question of the Week: Are You a Summer Bride?

by Azure

Welcome back from the long weekend! We took a little break yesterday for Memorial Day, the official cue to bring out the whites, even if you aren't a bride! Although, we all know that summer is wedding season! Are you a summer bride? Why did you choose summer? If you aren't a summer bride, did you choose another season on purpose? Why?

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Bride Chic: Cotton Goes Bridal!

by Azure

About Bride Chic Since cotton is the ultimate in laid-back casual, we rarely think of it in terms of bridal wear. Think again. Especially about organdy and swiss cotton. These are some of the finest fabrics in the world and not just for kids' dresses anymore. First-rate cottons like these have always been a stylish option for summer brides and garden weddings. One of the most beautiful wedding dresses I ever designed was a dotted swiss ball gown with an asymmetrical neckline. Savvy...

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Engagement Planning

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Every couple knows the moment when their relationship takes the turn for forever. You start thinking long-term and what used to be 'mine' is now slowing evolving into 'ours'. The top vendors and venues are booked at least a year in advance, so the question is, what happens if you want a short engagement?Planning a wedding six months out leaves you with little to choose from, and less flexibility on dates. The truth of the situation is no one knows when you...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Signature Drinks for Non-Drinkers

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess There’s been a lot of talk about creating a“signature cocktail” for your wedding reception; some of that talk has even come from me! But don’t forget about the non-alcohol drinkers at your wedding as well. Having plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available is especially important if you’re having a summer or outdoor wedding, to keep people from getting dehydrated. An appealing and unusual non-alcoholic drink will ensure that everyone is...

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Summer Advice for Fall Weddings

by Azure

This weekend is the Fourth of July, which of course has me thinking about… fall brides! That’s right you ladies, relaxing over there in your lounge chairs while the summer brides go nuts putting the finishing touches on everything, I’m talking to you! Did you remember your sunscreen? Tan lines last much longer than summer, so if you’re wearing a strapless or backless wedding dress, even as late as November, make sure to cover up or apply sunscreen. Thanks to my kids, I...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Splash of Color with a Citrus Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess This beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings is perfect for a summer wedding! If you’ve already chosen your wedding colors (or are having a fall or winter wedding), incorporate this fabulous citrus color palette into your bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any summertime bash. Whether or not you have the sand, shining sun, and crashing waves at your affair, incorporate a sunny splash of color with details...

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