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Mandy and Allen were married at a private lakeside residence in Fort Worth, Texas on May 18.  Coming up with inspiration was the easy part! They both love the show Mad Men and aviation. So, a 1960s mod travel-theme it was. The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a statement necklace and shoulder-length veil, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, black pants, and suspenders, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore flamboyant red off-the-shoulder dress and white gloves. The cutest attendants were the flower girls and ring bearer, who played the part of stewardesses and a pilot, respectively! As guests arrived, they were greeted with multiple destination posters from Los Angeles to London and vintage suitcases. The ceremony backdrop was paper flowers! Plus, the reception decor featured patterned table runners, wooden airplanes, and mint vases and vessels. Music was played on a turntable with lots of oldie tunes from records, postcards served as the guest book, and even vegan-friendly food was prepared. The dessert display included multiple cakes, but that one that stood out most was the one topped with a R2D2 and Ariel from The Little Mermaid. 

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Photography: Powell Pictures | Dress Store: LuLu’s Bridal Boutique | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Express | Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth | Floral Designer: Bumble Bee Occasions | Cake: Stir Crazy Baked Goods | Rentals: Swanky Couch | Caterer: Shaw’s Patio Bar and Grill | DJ: Blake Barker | Hair Stylist: Diane Yull Horton of Lux Machine Hair Salon

25+ Beautiful Wedding Day Buns

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 18, 2014

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Photo Courtesy of: A Splendid Occasion

Celebrate the breezy, revitalizing nature of the season with a fresh, no-fuss hairstyle like a bun! From messy sideswepts to braided halo crowns and chic chignons to floral pin backs to tame those fly-aways, get inspired from our hair photo gallery here. How are you wearing your ‘do on your big day? Let us know in the comments below!

rustic yellow summer backyard barn wedding, real weddings ideas and trends

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Maggie and Matt were married at the bride’s parent’s home in Waupaca, Wis. on June 23. The bride wore a v-neck a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a pair of lace TOMS shoes, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, khaki pants, suspenders, accessorized with a checkered bow tie. Even their dog, Lunchbox, had a matching one! Bridesmaids wore handsewn vintage-inspired floral dresses from Etsy and carried organic daisy, billy ball, and greenery bouquets. Guests were greeted with wooden sign posts that directed them to either take a short walk or golf cart ride up the hill to the ceremony.  Maggie was escorted down the aisle with both her mother and father as a guitar was played and the best part? The newlyweds’ priceless reactions once they were announced husband and wife! The reception followed inside the barn decorated with bunting banners, blue mason jars, mix ‘n’ matched china, and vegetarian fare such as black bean and roasted pepper frittatas with warm mango vinaigrette. Bonus: the cake had M&M’s on it.

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Photography: Natural Intuition Photography

8 Cool DC Wedding Cakes

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 17, 2014

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Photos Courtesy of (from left to right): Buzz Bakery and Sweets by E

It’s always super sweet when couples cut their wedding cake during the reception, but it’s always cooler to see what it looks like on the outside and inside, right? Check out our favorite designs from local Washington, DC cake bakers like the latest trend amongst celebrities Tamra Barney and Kaley Cuoco suspending their cake in midair, even upside down, to ombre, yes it’s still in, shades from dark to light and channeling your school spirit with Georgetown Hoya toppers to creating a monogrammed logo with your new initials.

Rainy Day Brunch Backyard Summer Wedding in Colorado

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 16, 2014

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Laura and Stephen were married  in Denver, Col. on September 15. “Our original site was under water due to extreme flooding,” Laura said. So, they moved it to the bride’s mother’s backyard instead. The bride wore an ivory sweetheart wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a braid updo, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a patterned bow tie. Bridesmaids wore red strapless maxi dresses, accessorized with aqua belts, and groomsmen kept it casual with simply a white button-up, khakis, and suspenders. “The moment I stepped out from under the porch to walk down the aisle, the morning’s drizzle turned into serious rain,” she said. “I could’ve cried, but my father, our friends, and family we’re sticking it out. Stephen was beaming at me from the altar. What does a little rain matter, right?” Followed the colorful umbrella ceremony, guests enjoyed a tented reception with cucumber-infused water, mimosas, and bloody marys and brunch, including Belgian Liege waffles, bacon, yogurt, fruit, and pecan cinnamon rolls. Yum! Tables were decorated with burlap runners, chevron fabrics, and cactus centerpieces. The newlyweds left in style in an antique Volkswagen Beetle after guests sent them off in a sea of freshly-fallen leaves.

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Photography: Stephanie Whitehill of Elevate Photography | Dress Store: Little White Dress | Jewelry: Anne Sportun | Invitations: Evan Turk | Caterer: Waffle Up | Cake: Azucar Bakery

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