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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A Touching Real Wedding Between Deployments

by HannahN

Courtney and Lee's love story began when she was 16 years old and he 18. Their mother’s believed that they were perfect for each other and essentially tried arranging their first date! Needless to say, they fell in love and have been inseparable for 7.5 years. Lee joined the U.S. Navy 4 years ago and was stationed throughout various states along the east coast while Courtney stayed home (in Delaware) to finish her nursing degree. After she graduated nursing school and he graduated...

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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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Modern Real Wedding with Tons of SPARKLE!

by HannahN

Tara told her wedding planners from the very beginning that she LOVED SPARKLE. Spencer, not one to disappoint his lady, went full force into the idea. He attended all décor meetings, always had something to say, and he gave his beautiful bride the look she dreamed of. The team began by designing their color board, which ended up being silver (in the form of glitter and sequins), plum, and a touch of turquoise. Mirrors were used frequently in the décor (including table numbers) to...

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Win A Stress-free Name Change Kit with this Amazing Giveaway from Easy Name Change!

by HannahN

Get your name change sorted in minutes, up to 9 months before marriage We have an exciting opportunity for you newlyweds and nearlyweds on the blog today! Easy Name Change is giving away 250 personalized name change kits, which are normally valued at $30 each!  Once your account is created, you can have your kit sent anytime within 6 months. This means you can create your kit anytime, even if you are not yet married! What a great way to jumpstart the time consuming and confusing...

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Gorgeous Garden Wedding in San Diego

by HannahN

Scott & Stephanie met on dating website and quickly fell in love. They were wed in the historic Thursday Club in San Diego, in a beautifully lush garden ceremony surrounded by friends and family. Their special day incorporated a modern gray and yellow color scheme in details from the bridesmaid and groomsmen attire to the reception decor. The addition to yellow billy balls in the white floral arrangements also adds a modern touch to the decor. We also love how the couple used...

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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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Incorporate Sapphire Jewelry as Your Something Blue!

by HannahN

What could be a more classy way to wear your something blue than incorporating sparkling sapphires into your bridal jewelry? With so many gorgeous options out there, from rings to bracelets to stunning earrings, you really can not go wrong by choosing the timeless stone as your something blue. Browse below to see some of our favorite pieces that you could wear on your wedding day, and be sure to add your favorites to your Something Blue Ideabook! Something Blue Sapphire Rings: Be...

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Totally Cool Eco-Friendly and Vintage Inspired Real Wedding

by HannahN

The new Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were married in Jamaica Estates, Queens NY with a fun travel themed, eco-friendly wedding. Mia and Neil were living in two different states, so for their wedding they chose the travel theme to showcase that love really does conquer all! The groom created a sweet surprise for the bride with the creative and fun DIY signs. Since the two are marathon runners, he especially wanted to have the "Finish Line" sign that they walked through during the reception,...

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Can’t Get Enough of these Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Dresses!

by HannahN

BHLDN's 2014 collection is one that I absolutely adore. All of the dresses are perfectly beautiful- I still can't choose a favorite! The gowns are so romantic and the detailed embroidery exude femininity, and feature many figure flattering options for many body types. I love the use of nudes and blush tones and floral themed embroidery. BHLDN's use of beads gives an extra touch of glint and detail that make the dresses walking works of art. The collection also includes a few gorgeous...

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Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This photo-shoot was inspired by a mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour. The historic Ragland Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia was the backdrop for the shoot. This elegant antebellum Italianate built in the 1850’s later became home to the family of Joseph Cotton the American film, stage and television actor, and is Petersburg’s best kept secret. Hair and makeup styling was inspired by the film actress Rita Hayworth. Dayna Cobb Makeup Design transformed the beautiful model, Kelsey...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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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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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Bridal Shoes with Bows

by HannahN

A tale as old as time: a girl and her shoes. Not sure what style to walk down the aisle with? Consider bow adorned heels for a fun and flirty feminine vibe! Bows are very versatile - they can be retro cool on a kitten heel, girly chic with rhinestones on a strappy sandal heel, or fashion forward on a shoe with metallic or blingy elements. We scoured our favorite shoe spots online to bring you tons of great options at four different budget points so that you can get the look no matter...

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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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Lovely Luxurious Outdoor Wedding

by HannahN

Helan and Jamie's white wedding was the epitome of luxury and elegance. The venue where they held their ceremony and reception is so stunning, and the white fabric draping across the pillars lining the aisle is so classic and beautiful. We love the soft look of the white bouquets accented by roses of the palest pink and the bridesmaids' modern off-white dresses. This bride sure is not afraid of bling! She was decked out head to toe in swoon worthy shine, and gleaming crystals accented...

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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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Get a Bachelorette Inspired Oval Shaped Ring at Any Budget

by HannahN

The Internet is abuzz after Monday night's finale of The Bachelorette, when Josh got down on one knee and proposed to Andi with an absolutely breathtaking Neil Lane diamond ring (pictured above). The oval shaped double halo ring is said to be the most expensive ring in Bachelor/ette history, with a rumored price tag of at least $100,000! While we have some serious ring envy, we also don't necessarily all have a hit ABC show footing the bill for our bling, so here is how you can get a...

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Adorable Dresses for Your Little Miss

by HannahN

We just can't help but smile when looking at flower girl dresses! Lets be honest, no matter what type of frock your little miss has on, she is going to be adorable! However, we know that you want to find a dress that perfectly complements your wedding style, so we found 16 darling dresses to help get your inspiration flowing. We are loving the tiered skirts and the full tulle skirts that are all over the mini fashionista world right now, and the sweet floral details in both the hair...

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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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Intimate New Year’s Eve Wedding

by HannahN

Jenny and Craig love New Year's Eve, so it was only fitting that they would have their wedding on the most party-rific day of the year! A tasteful dinner reception for under 40 guests at Mistral Bistro, a favorite Boston restaurant of many local celebs and athletes, created an intimate feel for the ceremony and reception. The food, atmosphere and gold personalized DIY details made for the most wonderful NYE soiree. The backdrop of the Boston skyline, Jenny and Criag’s great...

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Bridal Hair Accessories We Love

by HannahN

No matter what type of wedding style that you are planning, there are a variety of bridal hair accessories out there to choose from that will mesh well with your wedding's personality. For the bohemian bride, flower crowns or drapey halo head pieces are given go to's for fairytale whimsy. If your wedding is more classic or glamorous, pick a more simple and delicate clip that will shimmer against your shiny locks. We browsed the wedding world and chose some of our favorite looks for...

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