Spring and Summer


DIY Real Wedding, Southern Beach Style!

by Claire

The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina was the perfect backdrop for Kristy and Tim's southern summer wedding. The couple stayed true to their personalities and kept this wedding completely casual and extremely fun. With things from colorful flipflops, to take-your-own cowboy hat favors to a chalkboard sign guestbook, this wedding was definitely a lively, enjoyable affair. Although entirely DIY, Kristy incorporated fantastic details we just love, and a crepe cake that...

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The Tangerine Tango

by Claire

It can be hard to get inspired for a summer wedding when the weather outside is frightful, so I thought I'd share a little sunny tangerine wedding color palette to keep you in the summer mood. Tangerine Tango is a happy and bright wedding color that is perfect for a mid-summer, outdoor wedding. I love Roohi Photography's inspired styled shoot that incorporates the beautiful color in creative ways. The signature drink sports tangerines slices, the cake is a bright orange you simply...

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A Dreamy Wedding Color Palette Mixing Lights, Brights, and Neutrals

by Azure

I spotted this stunning San Diego wedding on Style Me Pretty shot by Ashleigh Taylor Photography, and the bride's bouquet stopped me in my tracks! It was made up mainly of roses and ranunculus, in shades of coral, burnt orange, pink, and tan. Since beige and tan wedding blooms are often outside the bride's realm of thinking, this color combination is totally unique. Latte sounds a little bit sexier than beige and tan though, right? So let's stick with that to help brides embrace the...

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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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Soft + Sweet Summer Wedding

by Azure

Natasha + Lloyd by Julie Pepin California's Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club served as the perfect backdrop for Natasha and Lloyd's dreamy summertime I Do's. The couple's wedding day style was timeless and romantic, with the bride walking the aisle in a sweet strapless all-lace wedding dress and classic layered tulle veil. Both the groomsmen and bridesmaids wore shimmery gray (with the 'maids donning mix and match styles), and the wedding flowers were to die for, in shades of pastel...

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4th of July Wedding Roundup

by Azure

Are you seeing stars & stripes with the Fourth of July just two days away? I know I am! And I've been dreaming about firework displays, BBQ deliciousness, refreshing cocktails, and red white & blue! So I thought, what better way to kick off the holiday than with a festive roundup of patriotic wedding pretties! Once you take in all the lovely in the inspiration board above, scroll down to see so much more. P.S. This Stars & Stripes ideabook is also red, white and beautiful! ...

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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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Wedding Season Reality: Celebs Getting Hitched

by Azure

Wedding season is heating up, with blushing brides saying I Do from New York to California. And while Hollywood celebrities are known for breaking tradition (I.e. the baby in the baby carriage often comes before the marriage), summertime is still their favorite season to get hitched. Especially when it comes to reality T.V. brides-to-be! Kristin Cavallari (best known for her mean girl role on the non-reality reality show, The Hills) said I Do to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler on...

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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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Pop Up Giveaway + I’m In Love With A Tanner

by Azure

Any time I can achieve an instant golden glow without leaving the house I'm one happy camper! But after a long cold Chicago winter, the road to an even, natural faux tan can be a perilous one. And if you've ever tried applying a drugstore self-tanner to dry skin, you know exactly what I'm saying. Enter, Brazilian True Tan, a dual-action self-tanning lotion that has made me a believer! I could go on and on about why I love this product, but since we have a fabulous giveaway to...

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East to West Spring Wedding Flowers Guide

by Azure

One great way to cut down on the wedding flowers spend (without sacrificing your vision) is to focus primarily on flowers that are in season when you're getting married. And now that Spring has sprung, it's the perfect time to talk in-season, budget-friendly blooms. Since each U.S. region has its own unique climate, the types of flowers blooming in Spring on the East Coast will be different that what's blooming down South. So take it from Martha, and use the guide below to find the...

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