Spring and Summer


Fun Ideas for a Picnic Wedding Reception

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Late summer is a great time to have an outdoor wedding. Things start to cool down, there's a renewed crispness in the air, and it's the perfect time for a picnic! Wait ... what? Picnic? Wedding? YES. For those of you who are scrambling for casual, fun ideas for a late-summer wedding outdoors, why not have a picnic wedding? Throw some blankets and pillows down on the ground. Scavenge some old picnic tables. Get your caterer to whip up some mini-sammiches and finger-lickin' desserts....

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15 Beautiful Rainbow Wedding Treasures to Brighten Up Your Day

by Azure

What's more cheerful and inspiring than a sparkling rainbow in the sky? Not much.... But these multi-color rainbow wedding finds from Etsy definitely give the real thing a run for its money! Take a peek at 15 of our favorites, then post a comment below to share your thoughts! Will rainbows brighten up your wedding day? If so, how will you incorporate them?  

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Citrus and Succulents for Your Wedding

by Azure

Lush, velvety succulents look great with just about any bloom (we especially love them paired with peonies and ranunculus). And succulents can be incorporated gorgeously no matter what style wedding you're planning, or what color palette you've decided on. But one winning combination we adore is succulent green paired with bright citrus hues. And the inspiration board above proves what a lovely combination this can be. And how about the stunning bridal bouquets below? Aren't they...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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Summer Wedding Gift Ideas Found on Pinterest

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Heading to a wedding this summer? If you’re still stumped on gift ideas or prefer to veer off the beaten path (or wedding registry, in this case), here are some great warm weather gift ideas spied on Pinterest that are sure to please any newlyweds. 1-  A beverage cooler, like the Big Bobber Floating Cooler, is perfect for the lake, pool or pond.  This whimsical cooler keeps beverages icy cold on a hot day. 2-  A patio...

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How Beautiful Neutrals Can Be

by Azure

We are always harping on the beauty of color, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate a good neutral wedding color palette. The elegant combination of natural hues (think linen, cream, khaki, tan, sage) is timelessly gorgeous, and works especially well with an outdoor wedding setting. Whether you're planning a vintage, romantic, or enchanted garden wedding, neutrals can make a lovely statement. Just check out the style board above and get swept away with inspiration! Photo 1...

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A Purple, Orange & Peachy Wedding Dream

by Azure

Certain colors just pair perfectly, and orange + purple is a great example. There is something magical about this color pairing, especially when other gorgeous hues (think sky blue, peach, periwinkle, cobalt) come into play. The wedding inspiration board above is one of my new favorites, and it was inspired by this Miami wedding shot by KT Merry Photography. Isn't it wonderful? Like a grown ups Dreamsicle splashed across the page! Click Like, Tweet, or Pin It above if you're over...

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Summer Wedding Looks from BHLDN

by Brooklyn Bride

BHLDN has some great new dresses they've released just in time for the summer wedding season....with bright colors and patterns by Tracy Reese, Issa, and Hitherto, they're perfect for bridesmaids and guests alike!

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15 Sweet Wedding Treats for 4th of July

by Azure

Chances are you're not getting hitched this Fourth of July (since it's smack dab in the middle of the week this year). But if you're planning a patriotic engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette, or have a July 4th wedding date set for 2013 or beyond, these tasty red, white and blue sweets are sure to inspire! From wedding cake alternatives to festive guest favors, just take a look and let your creativity run wild...  Will you say I Do to any of these recipes? Which Fourth...

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Juicy Watermelon Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

Nothing says summer like sweet watermelon shades! And if you choose watermelon for your wedding color palette, you can pair it up with tons of other hues, and add a touch of feminity to your overall wedding vibe. This pinkish red tone plays well with neutrals (white, khaki, ivory), brights (tangerine tango, anyone?), and deep, saturated colors (think cobalt blue), and does wonders to complement a bronzy summertime tan. Will you consider this pretty, punchy hue for your wedding...

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Ideas

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Terrica of Cocktails & Details Once you decide to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, know that you are not limited to the typical “chair and two altar arrangements” that frequent most outdoor wedding ceremonies. Believe me– you have many gorgeous options available to you, including drapery, arches, seating arrangements and more. Circular seating offers a new dimension to outdoor weddings that you couldn’t create with an indoor wedding...

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Rustic Wedding with a Tangerine Twist

by Azure

Tangerine Tango is Pantone's color of the year, and rustic weddings are showing no signs of stopping. But can you put the two together to create something amazing for your wedding? The answer is YES! This bright styled wedding shoot by Roohi Photography makes you realize that rough rustic can pair perfectly with zesty citrus hues! Especially when lace, wood & mason jars make an appearance... Are you loving this unexpected pairing of vibrant orange with rustic...

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Embroidered Wedding Pretties by The Merriweather Council

by Brooklyn Bride

I was recently introduced to Danielle of Merriweather Council by Caroline of Paloma's Nest, and as soon as I got home, I raced to check out her Etsy shop, which of course I loved! I'm a big fan of embroidery, so her necklaces and embroidered table numbers were automatic favs of mine and would be perfect for any wedding!

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A Little Gay Goes a Long Way in Crafting a Unique and Memorable Wedding

by Azure

Some of the most fabulous, stylish men I know happen to be gay. Surprised? Probably not. Gay men, in general, tend to put a little more love into looking good, and into living a stylish, well-coifed life. So attending a same-sex wedding can be a magical experience that titillates the senses, and loads you up with inspiration. I never miss an episode of The Real Housewives of ((fill in the blank) because I watch them all!), and this season on New Jersey, the crew attended Caroline...

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15 Blissfully Beautiful Summer Wedding Hairstyles

by Azure

Sizzle at all the weddings you attend this summer with these easy breezy hairstyles spotted on Harper's Bazaar! From retro-inspired waves and side-swept ponies, to bohemian chic braids and pretty, polished updos, you'll find plenty of inspiration and styles you can easily do yourself. Take a look and share your thoughts below!

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The Bride’s LWD and Beyond

by Azure

Resort 2013 continues to inspire, with drop dead gorgeous dresses and frocks from the likes of Erin Fetherston, Nina Ricci, Jason Wu, Valentino and more! Just check out the stunners above and below... Are you thinking a rosy play on the LWD might be a perfect choice for your wedding reception? Or how about a non-white wedding dress with touches of black or dreamy pastel florals? What about topping off your wedding reception look with an ivory lace + leather motorcycle jacket (like...

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4 Tips for Having Lawn Games at Your Wedding

by Valley & Co.

Summer and lawn games seem to go hand-in-hand. Even at the most formal of weddings, the guests love to be kids at heart and, (with a signature sip in hand), visit with friends & family and partake in the summer rituals of croquet, bocce ball or badminton during cocktail hour. We often encourage our couples to schedule out cocktail "hour" to about 90 minutes to give guests time to enjoy each others' company and the food and drinks offered, but also for our couples to have ample time...

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