Rustic Wedding with Accents of Wine, Coffee, and Real Love

by Claire

We've all seen the rustic wedding theme take over Pinterest, but Kayte and Jason used the classic elements of burlap, lace and chalkboard in an elegant, gorgeous new way. Get the skinny on this outdoor real wedding below, and then scroll on for fantastic inspiration to Ideabook and Pin! Location, Location, Location: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California provided amazing photo opps - an old buggy in a bright red barn, a Merry-Go-Round, and the perfect bridge for a kiss. Our...

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Wedding Color Palette We Love: Bordeaux, Blush, and Cream

by Azure

When I stumbled upon the swoon-worthy floral arrangements by Blue Bouquet in the inspiration board above, I instantly fell in love. The pairing of deep wine dahlias with fluffy pink peonies and velvety lamb's ear made my heart jump for joy. Such a perfect combination for romantic fall weddings! Are you smitten too? If the answer is yes, you'll definitely want to Pin and Ideabook these babies!

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Wine Gifts for Weddings

by Brooklyn Bride

When considering buying a wedding gift, sometimes thinking about the couples interests can help out tremendously. If the couple is really into wine (as most people are!), here are some great ideas for gift giving! Swanson Vineyards has some amazingly packaged house wines with a sense of humor that make excellent gifts. Pair it with a set of his and hers glasses for a complete theme.  Another company, Wine for a Wedding, creates trios of wine suitable for opening on 1st, 5th and...

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Cupcake Vineyards & a DIY Wedding Reception Cocktail

by Brooklyn Bride

For some weddings where the couple is providing their own alcohol, sometimes it can be hard to figure out how much to spend for the quality of wine you'll be getting. I was recently invited to a wine tasting by wedding planner extraordinaire Alison Hotchkiss (Alison Events) for Cupcake Vineyards, and while I'm not a big drinker, I was pleasantly surprised by the price point, and more importantly, the taste! They have a full series of wines to choose from, reds, whites, sparkling,...

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Vera Wang Sees Red for Spring 2013 Brides

by Azure

Remember those drool-worthy pink, orange & other non-white wedding dresses featured on our blog? How about Vera Wang's Fall 2012 "Twilight" bridal collection (you know, the one with all the nude and black bridal gowns)? Well... Vera has continued down the path of non-traditional with her Spring 2013 wedding dress collection! Instead of going dark and dramatic like she did for Fall 2012, Vera went deep, bold and bright for 2013. And I've got to say, I LOVE these dresses! I've been...

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Chelsea Clinton July 31 Wedding: The Venue, Guest List, Wine, And More!

by Azure

Chelsea Clinton’s long-awaited wedding to Marc Mezvinsky is less than one week away! And while the Clinton’s have gone to great lengths to keep the wedding details under wraps (asking all participating wedding professionals to sign an NDA), here’s what we know so far… The Venue: the private Versailles-inspired 13,000-square-foot mansion, Astor Courts, is situated on 50 lush acres in Rhineback, New York. The Wedding Budget: Carrie Underwood’s $500,000 wedding may pale in...

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Wedding Trend Alert: Wines to Suit Your Style

by Azure

A few weeks ago the very nice people at Quady Winery in California asked us if we'd like some samples of their dessert wines. We said, "Oh, we couldn't possibly." Then we stopped laughing and said "Samples of wine AND an excuse to eat dessert, bring it on!" One of the reasons Quady thought to send us these wines was because of how well they tie in with some of the top wedding trends this year including personalizing your wedding, rustic chic weddings, really taking advantage of your...

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Wedding Trend Alert: Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

by Azure

If you’ve been following our articles about the Top Ten Wedding Trends for 2010 you know that wedding food is getting back to basics. That means fewer things are moussed, flambéd or “expressed.” Basic fare like Steak, Chicken and Pot Pies are back, but with elegant ingredients. Instead of chicken pot pie, think lobster pot pie, instead of a slider from White Castle, think a Kobe beef slider. All of this raises an important question: What wine goes best with a bowl of mac and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Love by Enzoani Bridesmaids Dresses

by Azure

I'm crazy about the bridesmaids' dresses in the Love 2010 Special Occasion Collection from Enzoani! Say goodbye to the humdrum "same old same old" bridesmaid dress with these designs! Each dress in the collection has a unique touch that makes it stand out- two girly rosettes placed below the bust in a contrasting color, an adorable ruffly hem, delicate beading or a matching brooch. These truly are different than most bridesmaids' dresses out there! And definitely something that...

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Featured Wedding: A Winery Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robin Dini of Robin Dini Photography Christine and Kevin had a beautiful day for a vineyard wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in historic North Stonington, CT. Their wedding style was classic and fun. Guests were invited to their ceremony in the center of the vineyard amongst the rows of vines. Cocktail hour followed with samplings of wines from the Jonathan Edwards' wine collection. A tented reception took place on the front grounds with each table being named...

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