Ceremony and Reception


Ingenious Ideas on How to Entertain the Kiddos!

by Lizzy S

Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, children, or best friend’s kiddos, those little ones will keep you busy even on your wedding day! So, what better way to keep the munchkins entertained by having activities for them to do throughout your wedding day. Whether you choose to delight the youngsters through lawn games, treats, scavenger hunts or kid tables there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Take a look these cute ideas and maybe you will find inspiration from them! Don’t...

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Darling and Innovative Ways to Include Your Pup in Your Wedding Day

by Lizzy S

Can’t say I do without your furry loved one? You’re not alone! Many brides and grooms choose to involve their pups in their special day. Whether you choose to involve them in your favors, photography, the ceremony or décor, there are many ways to incorporate your dog in your big day. Check out these creative and adorable ideas and don’t forget to comment below on which images are your favorites!

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Simply Stunning Centerpieces

by HannahN

Centerpieces have the power to transform a run of the mill table to an awe-inspiring reception dream. You can choose soft floral arrangements, romantic candles, or unique elements that show off your personalities as a couple! Whatever you decide on, these 22 centerepieces are sure to help get the inspiration flowing! If you don't have a centerpiece Ideabook yet, you will definitely want to create one and add these gorgeous ideas to it!

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Neon Wedding

by Bride Chic

Want to really light it up? Bold and different, the neon explosion of color is spot on for some couples.  Whether you incorporate a little or a lot is up to you.  Me? Personally, I'd go with small pops of color but would be curious to see the all out light-up-your-life extravaganza.  Whether you're wanting shots of electric tulle, organza, iridescent pops of color in your bouquet, or jewelry at maxed volume, it's all here to entice and inspire! Brides, how would you incorporate...

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Contemporary Wedding Cakes Almost Too Cool to Cut Into

by HannahN

It is no secret that one of the best parts of attending a wedding is getting to gorge on yummy cake! Of course, the appearance of the cake is almost as important as how it tastes. Check out these gorgeous contemporary cakes that your guests can feast their eyes on before devouring! Be sure to add your faves to your Wedding Cake Ideabooks!

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Crazy Cool Guest Book ideas That We Love

by HannahN

All newlyweds want a way to relive their wedding, and one of the most treasured traditions is having a guest book so that you always remember who joined in to celebrate your special day with you. Brides and grooms nowadays do not opt for the tried and true route of just having their guests sign their names in a book; instead, they choose creative reflections of their personalities or their wedding themes to carry the memories forward for years to come! We rounded up some of our...

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A Vegas Wedding with Vintage Flair

by HannahN

Mark and Stephanie's vintage-inspired ceremony and reception took place at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas, a short distance from the iconic Fremont Street. The venue had particular significance for the bride, because her mother attended school there when she was a child! The courtyard of the school was lined with twinkling bistro lights, while vintage, shabby-chic furniture was placed around the entire courtyard to lend a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Stephanie...

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Lead Guests To Their Seats with Style with These Escort Cards

by HannahN

Escort card displays and seating charts are often overlooked opportunities that can make a big design impact at weddings. They are often the first thing that guests see when they enter the reception venue, and we all know how important first impressions are! We compiled some amazing ideas to help inspire you to create gorgeous displays to wow your guests all the way to their seats! Browse below and add these to your Escort Card Ideabooks, and check out more awesome escort card ideas...

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Bridal Bouquet Bliss

by HannahN

A bride's bouquet is one of her most important accessories, and should coordinate well with her wedding colors and design style. Lucky for all of you, there are endless combinations of flowers and colors to choose from so that your bouquet can be a personal reflection of your special style! We chose just a few of swoon-worthy bouquets that inspired us to help you choose what kind of bouquet you will carry down the aisle! Don't forget to pin your favorites!

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Fabulous Favors that Your Guests will Adore!

by HannahN

An important part of a wedding day is sending your guests away with a memory of the fun and special times they had at your big day! The great part about favors are that the possibilities are endless, and can be as inventive or as traditional as you want! You and your love can also make them specific to your relationship and to your personalities! We rounded up just a few of our favorite types of favors to get your creative juices flowing for what to give your friends and families as a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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Amazing Ceremony Aisle Inspo

by HannahN

While all eyes will obviously be glued on you when you make your grand entrance at the end of the aisle, we know that you want to blow your guests away with gorgeous aisle decor that will only add to the awesomeness of you gliding toward your love! We have compiled gorgeous options for not only the décor along the aisle, but also amazing altars that serve as perfect backdrops to you and your love saying your “I Do’s!” Comment below on your favorite aisle styles and pin your...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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Outdoor Orchard Wedding with Amazing DIY Details

by HannahN

Ashley and Corey's orchard wedding is full to the brim of fun DIY details that are perfect for outdoor weddings! They have an interesting combo of rustic elements and more playful and modern touches that blend really well together and display the bride and groom's personalities. I absolutely adore the unique carved tree trunks that they use as centerpieces and signage and the amazing horse drawn carriages that they used for their entrances and exits! Their fun dessert table contains...

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Perfectly Rustic Wedding Desserts

by HannahN

More and more, brides are looking for uniquely delicious desserts to replace (or to add to) the traditional tiered wedding cake. We were inspired by the homey feel of these 6 options that are perfectly suited for a warm and rustic wedding. They remind us of the decadent delights that our grandmothers and moms would make for us, and of the tastes and flavors that make us feel welcome and like we are home. Give in to your sweet side and enjoy browsing through the desserts below! Be sure...

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30 of the Best Wedding Save the Dates Around!

by Azure

Think of your save-the-date as a first impression for your wedding. You'll want to set the right tone, get guests excited, and send them straight to their calendars to block out your special day. So what style of save-the-date is right for you and your groom? That's for you to decide! But to help you get the creative wheels turning, we've rounded up 30 of the most memorable, unforgettable wedding save the dates we've seen! Take a peek... Which...

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Sweet Autumn Elopement Unites a New Family

by HannahN

Sarah, Daniel, Sarah's daughter Bailey, and their adorable dog Kenzie traveled from Indiana to the mountains of Western North Carolina for this intimate elopement. Not only did Daniel create vows for his new bride, but also to her daughter promising to be there for her. The sweet photos from this beautiful moment capture how emotional this was for Daniel, and how much the ceremony meant for bringing their family together. After leaving the wooded ceremony site of Timberwolf Creek, the...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by Bride Chic

Brides who love the idea of  going unveiled can opt to go all out romantic by topping off with a band interwoven with fresh flowers, foliage and in some cases ribbons. Florists can put these together either with fresh, artificial, or dried flowers.  I wore a wreath of dried flowers on my wedding day with a swirl of tulle veil.  The look is incredibly romantic.  Below is a medley of some of my own faves that I hope can inspire you along in creating your bridal look! Take a look and...

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Modern and Luxurious Urban Wedding

by HannahN

Deyonne and Dorian's urban wedding is beautifully luxurious with gorgeous style. They managed to update timeless elements such as red roses and a classic white wedding cake to have a more modern flair by incorporating them alongside contemporary trends such as bright yellow billy balls, mirrored vases, and cupcakes. The floating candels as centerpieces and red and silver color scheme help give the very modern venue a more romantic feel. Overall, this real couple totally embody a cool...

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Urban Engagement Session Inspiration

by HannahN

This outdoor engagement shoot encompasses a totally urban and modern feel while also embracing a park-like and casual setting. Sheyla and Brian's love for one another and for their city shines through this beautiful session, which captured both the natural and man-made beauty of downtown Atlanta. The end of the session took place at sunset, which allowed for spectacular shots of the two juxtaposed against the city skyline, and for a fun shot of the two holding the sun captive between...

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Heavenly Hawaiian Real Wedding

by HannahN

James and Lauren said their I do’s on a bright, sunny day overlooking the ocean at Merriman’s Restaurant in Kapalua. They were surrounded by vibrant flowers and their loving family and friends as they said their vows beneath a gorgeous arbor draped with fabric and flowers hanging in round glass votives. This beautiful destination wedding has some of the most beautiful wedding photgraphy that I have ever seen. The couple shares several sweet kisses in front of stunning ocean views,...

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