Ceremony and Reception


Rustic Elegant Wedding in Seattle

by Azure

Photographed by Barrie Anne Photography Down to earth couple Rebecca and Joon planned a low-key Seattle wedding that put the spotlight on their love. The Great Hall at Greenlake served as the picture perfect venue, and rustic elegant touches were incorporated throughout. Moss, wood, and kraft paper were used to create unique wedding signs, centerpieces, and an amazing escort card display, and the couple went alternative with tasty cupcakes instead of cake. The photo booth and...

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Beautiful Fall Wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch

by Azure

The idyllic Spanish Oaks Ranch in central California served as the perfect wedding venue for Jamie and Steve's autumn I Do's. And Lisa Mallory Photography captured every detail like a dream! Jamie wore a beautiful lace cap sleeved wedding gown with a timeless all-up hairstyle. Her bouquet of burnt orange Calla lilies and yellow roses wrapped with burlap and twine was spot-on for the fall season! Steve and his men donned stylish three-piece suits in charcoal gray with white shirts...

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10 Secrets to Styling an Old Hollywood Wedding

by Azure

When styling any wedding with a theme there is one golden rule—exercise restraint! Style your overall décor with influences from your theme or era, rather than actually having a “themed wedding.” It is much more tasteful to plan your wedding décor with influences rather than making the focus of your day the “theme” and not you! Old Hollywood, vintage glam weddings have been trending for quite some time, and while we love this theme, it’s one that can quickly take a...

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Let’s Hear It For Our Fall Wedding Giveaway Winner!

by Azure

The results of our Fall Wedding Giveaway are in! We received hundreds of ideabook entries worthy of the prize, but only one lucky bride could win the covetable Valentino Couture pumps! Ready to find out who will be strutting her stuff down the white aisle in $1,000 wedding shoes? Let's hear it for... OnTheCusp23! This bride went above and beyond with her Fall Wedding Giveaway ideabook, filling it with 70 spectacular photos that truly capture the essence and romance of Autumn. She...

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Don’t Be a Wedding Video Wrecker

by Azure

Before the domination of smart phones and social networks, the task of being a top-notch wedding guest was fairly straightforward. RSVP, show up on time, purchase a gift, and don't drink the open bar dry. Easy, right? Not so much anymore! In this technology-driven, uber social world that we live in, there's a whole new set of rules for wedding guest etiquette. Just take a read of our 13 Do's and Don'ts and 10 Commandments for guests. Our 6th commandment? Honor the couple and PAY...

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9 Sweet Wedding Cake Alternatives

by Azure

We've already showed you tons of delectable alternatives to a traditional wedding cake, and if you missed our coverage, just check out the links at the bottom of this post. But we're not done yet! Read on to feast your eyes on 9 delicious wedding cake alternatives, then share your top picks in the comments section! 1.  Macaron Towers - You'll have to dream up a new tradition to replace the cake cutting moment, but it will be totally worth it once you see your tasty tower of...

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Vibrant and Festive Destination Wedding in Mexico

by Azure

Photographed by Aaron Delesie Guests traveled far and wide to be part of Regina + Zaheen's spectacular wedding in Zacatecas, Mexico. The bride and groom chose a magical 16th century (roofless) convent for their ceremony venue, and the reception was held at the Quinta Real, another 400+ year old building originally built as a bull fighting ring. With help from Lisa Vorce and Mindy Rice, the couple came up with a vibrant hot pink and ivory color palette, and incorporated nods to...

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9 Gorgeous Wedding Color Palettes for Autumn

by Azure

In keeping with our fall theme this week, we've put together nine inspiration boards showcasing wedding color combinations perfect for autumn. Ready to see what we've come up with? Hope you're prepared to swoon... 1 - Burgundy, Sage, Dusty Rose, and Midnight Blue 2 - Orange, Linen, and Green 3 - Plum, Red, and Neon Coral 4 - Navy and Cream 5 - Peach, Nude, and Succulent Green 6 - Emerald and Gold 7 - Burnt Orange, Peach, and Beige 8 - Wine, Burlap,...

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Bridezilla, Meet Bridechilla

by Azure

There's a new bridal sheriff in town, and she's a downright pleasure to work with. Her name is Bridechilla, and she floats through the wedding planning process with style and grace! Defined... Bride • chill • a : a soon to be married lady who is unflappable (cool, calm and collected), equanimous (perfectly poised, dependable and level-headed), and the true antithesis of everything a bridezilla represents. And I think all of us nearlyweds could steal a few pages from...

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30 Interactive Wedding Invitations & Save-the-Dates

by Azure

We're always on the hunt for new and unique ways to invite guests to the wedding. And it just so happens that over the past few years, wedding invites have taken a turn for the interactive! From scratch-off stationery to decoder save-the-dates, transforming invitations that fold out into game boards and fold up into pretty packages, there are so many fantastic options to choose from. The incredible stationery styles featured below set the tone for a most memorable day, and are...

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