Spring and Summer


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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So NOT Snooki’s Wedding

by Azure

Real wedding captured by Off BEET Productions Sorry Snooks, but I had to say it. When it comes to Jersey Shore, clearly more is more. But this New Jersey wedding proves that not everything is bigger in The Garden State! Polina and Thomas tied the knot on April 17th at the Stone House venue in Warren, NJ. The bride loved showing off her special "Something Blue" (platform peep-toe heels), and had touches of blue blooms in her bridal bouquet too. At the reception, the topiary...

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Daiquiri Ice Cool Wedding Color Inspiration

by Azure

Imagine a spring or summer wedding filled with shades of aquamarine. It's one of my absolute favorite colors, and my love started at a young age.. with Baskin Robbins' Daiquiri Ice! And this weekend during a little shopping trip to Intermix (my favorite splurge boutique), I got my own Daiquiri Ice fix in the form of Rag & Bone skinny capris in Seafoam. LOVE! So I had to create a pretty inspiration board to show all our readers how fab a hue aquamarine is for warm weather I Do's! It...

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Peonies, Ranunculus & Lush Eco Succulents

by Azure

…for your brilliant Spring wedding! I’ve been very open about my peony and succulent obsessions, and lately the ranunculus has climbed to the top of my “favorite wedding blooms” list. Why? Well… the photo below (top right, with the bridesmaid in gray showing off her rosette-embellished hem that mirrors the ranunculus bouquet) had something to do with it, and this floral gallery (with lots more lovely from The Bride's Cafe) didn't hurt either! Check out all the...

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April Showers & May Flowers: Wedding Stationery For Your Spring Fling!

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Spring is here! And it's time to relish in all those rainy days and fresh spring blooms BEFORE we suddenly find ourselves in the throes of swimsuit season (UGH). If you're a spring bride-to-be, you can probably depend on fickle spring weather - but rain on your wedding day is good luck - or so they say. Here are a few spring-tastic wedding invitations, shower invites, and save the dates that will suit your spring celebration, no matter what the weather!  Of course, these...

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Poppin’ Pink + Red Wedding Color Palette

by Azure

How can you not fall in love with this wedding color palette of hot pinks, reds, and bright fuschia purples? And the wedding cake, top center above... isn't it divine? Vibrant, modern, with the perfect pop of whimsy! Check out lots more gorgeous inspiration below, then post a comment to answer this question: Would your manly groom be OK with this rosy wedding color palette? Or would he and his groomsmen be aghast?

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Weddings Inspired by Art

by Azure

Have you ever seen a painting so gorgeous you wish it could be translated into a wearable piece of art? I know I have! And the oil painting featured above captured my heart! Since popular wedding color palettes get played out after a few years of domination (think Tiffany Blue + Chocolate Brown), I'm always on the hunt for unique color pairings and unexpectedly gorgeous (and wedding-worthy) palettes. After all, your wedding should be one-of-a-kind, just like you! Today's color...

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