13 Tips to Pull Off the Perfect Summer Wedding

by Azure

Summertime is the perfect time for outdoor I Do's! You can check snow, sleet, and frigid temps off your list of wedding planning worries, and count on walking the aisle bronzed and beautiful with the sun shining bright. However, every season, including summer, presents challenges for brides and grooms, but luckily we're here to help you execute the summer wedding of your dreams! If you follow the tips below as you plan your special day, you can sleep easy knowing that just about...

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12 Delicious Signature Drinks for Summertime

by Azure

Saturday marked the first official day of Summer (yay!), and I'm sure many of you had fabulous weddings to attend this weekend! If you did, we'd love to hear about them in the comments section below! But first, indulge in our round-up of favorite signature drinks for summertime nuptials! 1.  Southern Bride INGREDIENTS: 2 Parts Gin | 1 Part Grapefruit Juice | 3 Dashes Maraschino Liqueur 2.  Moscow Mule INGREDIENTS: 2 oz of vodka | 3/4 oz of lime | 1/4 oz of simple syrup...

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Top 5 Makeup Trends for Summer

by Azure

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Blow by Blow, a Chicago blow dry bar that happens to be across the street from the new Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street (talk about temptation!). The ladies of Blow by Blow showed us how to DIY the perfect blowout, how to achieve an easy breezy braided top knot, and... What's on-trend for makeup this summer! Ready to hear the top five beauty trends? Let's go! 1. Full Bushy Brows - Using a matte brown shadow and...

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Three Wedding Color Palettes Perfect for Summer

by Azure

Summer is here, and so is wedding season! Which means lots of inspiration for brides-to-be like me! Once the venue is booked and your dream wedding dress found, the next big checklist item to cross off is to decide on your color palette. To help you do just that, I came up with three unique palettes that scream summer, and I can't wait to hear which one you love most! Soft Summer Purples   Emerald Green, Marigold and White   Dreamy Peach, Blush and Cream What...

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Summer Wedding Flowers Guide

by Azure

Since you loved our East to West Spring Wedding Flowers Guide, and were begging on Twitter for a similiar post for Summer, we didn't want to leave you hanging. And today we deliver! Ready to find out what types of flowers are in-season during summer in your neck of the woods? It could save you a bundle if you're planning sweet summertime I Do's! East—Asiatic lily, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, delphinium, larkspur, pee gee hydrangea, rose, sunflower, zinnia ...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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Summer Wedding Looks from BHLDN

by Brooklyn Bride

BHLDN has some great new dresses they've released just in time for the summer wedding season....with bright colors and patterns by Tracy Reese, Issa, and Hitherto, they're perfect for bridesmaids and guests alike!

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15 Sweet Wedding Treats for 4th of July

by Azure

Chances are you're not getting hitched this Fourth of July (since it's smack dab in the middle of the week this year). But if you're planning a patriotic engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette, or have a July 4th wedding date set for 2013 or beyond, these tasty red, white and blue sweets are sure to inspire! From wedding cake alternatives to festive guest favors, just take a look and let your creativity run wild...  Will you say I Do to any of these recipes? Which Fourth...

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15 Blissfully Beautiful Summer Wedding Hairstyles

by Azure

Sizzle at all the weddings you attend this summer with these easy breezy hairstyles spotted on Harper's Bazaar! From retro-inspired waves and side-swept ponies, to bohemian chic braids and pretty, polished updos, you'll find plenty of inspiration and styles you can easily do yourself. Take a look and share your thoughts below!

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4 Tips for Having Lawn Games at Your Wedding

by Valley & Co.

Summer and lawn games seem to go hand-in-hand. Even at the most formal of weddings, the guests love to be kids at heart and, (with a signature sip in hand), visit with friends & family and partake in the summer rituals of croquet, bocce ball or badminton during cocktail hour. We often encourage our couples to schedule out cocktail "hour" to about 90 minutes to give guests time to enjoy each others' company and the food and drinks offered, but also for our couples to have ample time...

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