Spring and Summer


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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25 Bridesmaids’ Dresses Perfect for Spring

by Azure

Be kind to your bridesmaids and they'll never do you wrong! A great rule of thumb for every bride to remember. One easy way to guarantee happy bridesmaids is to make a stylish choice for what they'll wear down your aisle. To help you along the way, here are our picks for Spring and beyond... Pastels Brights Neutrals Prints & Patterns Which of these bridesmaid dresses would your ladies absolutely love? Sound off below!

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Simply Gorgeous Spring Wedding Makeup Guide

by Azure

Although we can't help but love the bold lips and dramatic cat eyes we're seeing on more and more brides these days, neutrals topped our list of trends for 2013 weddings...and not just for color palettes, decor, and flowers, but for bridal makeup too! Neutral makeup shades include tones naturally found in the skin, like peach, rose, bronze and plum. Makeup extraordinaire Bobbi Brown suggests (in the April 2013 issue of Real Simple) choosing neutral hues within two shades (darker or...

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Elegant & Romantic Early Summer Wedding

by Azure

Marsha and Christopher tied the knot at the grand Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Sarah of Whitmeyer Photography was there to capture it all. It was a gorgeous mid-June day, and the clouds in the sky were breathtaking (which made for some amazing photos of the bride & groom)! Bella Soiree and The Bloom Room helped the couple pull off a classically beautiful vibe, with tons of romantic, enchanted details (like pale pink and ivory bouquets and centerpieces,...

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