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Austin brides, here’s an event just for you! Join WeddingWire and Stella & Dot at the WeddingWire Social Austin on Monday, September 29th from 6 to 8 p.m at the W Austin. You’ll learn about the latest in wedding fashion trends and accessories with WeddingWire Fashion Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Stella & Dot Star Stylist Whitney Fields, and mix and mingle with local Austin couples. And of course, there will be complimentary cocktails and snacks to enjoy!

Attendees can enjoy 50% off all Stella & Dot jewelry when they spend $50 or more, and have the chance to win some amazing prizes, from a Kindle Fire HD 6, Stella & Dot jewelry, and a $150 AWAY Spa gift card.

Want to join the fun? The event is free, but we recommend registering in advance. Visit the WeddingWire Social Austin page to learn more about this fun event and to register.

You Asked, We Answered: Guests Who Don’t Get Along

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 26, 2014

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Over the next few weeks, our very own WeddingWire editors will be providing answers to those tough etiquette questions that Facebook followers might not know how to address. Fourth up, Courtney asks: “I have people that refuse to be in the same room, but I love them all. Do I invite them all and tell them so they can decide or pick and choose who [will come]? They are all expecting to be there.” Find out the answer here.

Nautical-Themed Connecticut Shoreline Summer Wedding

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 25, 2014

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Jessica and Brian tied the knot at Guilford Yacht Club in Guilford, Conn. on August 16. The bride looked flawless in a strapless gown with a ruffled skirt. She wore her chestnut hair up in a low bun, and opted for royal blue heels as her “something blue.”  She carried a bouquet of  thistle, amaryllis, roses, eucalyptus, veronica, and amaranthus. Jessica was particularly happy about the way her bouquet turned out. “I did not want a traditional bouquet of roses,” she explained. “My florist listened to my ideas and created the perfect bouquet for me.” The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit and navy necktie. “We were looking for a venue on the water,” Jessica said. “The property is gorgeous and allows for privacy from the rest of the club.” The pair exchanged vows right on the edge of the water in front of 130 family members and friends, who blew bubbles as they recessed down the aisle as husband and wife. The reception was held inside the yacht club, and guests sat at round tables with blue linens and mini sailboat centerpieces. Guests received limoncello favors at their seats. The newlyweds dined at a sweetheart table featuring personalized buoys as chair decor.  Guests ate, drank, and danced the night away as Jessica and Brian enjoyed their first day as a married couple. Her wedding planning M.O.? “Relax and have fun; don’t stress over things that are out of your control like the weather!”

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Photography: Donna Cheung Photography | Bride’s Dress: Corrine Weddings LLC | Bride’s Shoes: ABS by Allen Schwartz | Venue: Guilford Yacht Club | Catering: Gourmet Galley Catering | Cake: A Little Something Bakery | Hair Stylist: Salon Aleez | Officiant: Fr. Mike Aparo | Flowers: Roses for Autism

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Congratulations! You’ve found the one, and by “the one,” we obviously mean your wedding dress. It can be a difficult task and it’s rewarding to finally find the perfect fit for your style and body. However, there are certain things you just shouldn’t do after buying it. Consult our list of 5 things not to do after picking your dress, to make sure your road to the altar is smooth sailing.

Navy Blue Modern Museum Spring Wedding in Illinois

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 24, 2014

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Kathleen and Mike were married at St. Clement’s Church, followed by a reception at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Ill. on May 24. The bride stunned in a strapless ball gown with a ruched bodice and tiered skirt. She wore her hair in a delicate updo and carried a bouquet filled with peonies, garden roses, white dawn roses, and silver brunia. Her ‘maids donned short, navy blue a-line dresses with a v-neckline. They carried bouquets of trick dianthus, viburnums, hydrangeas, and roses. The groom wore a navy blue three-piece suit with a striped necktie, while his groomsmen wore gray suits with blue and white striped neckties. Kathleen and Mike were married in a traditional ceremony in front of friends and family. A reception followed at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. Guests sat at round tables with navy blue linens and floral centerpieces with candles in the middle. Each table had a graphic-designed quote and table number. The couple offered local beer such as Half Acre and Goose Island. After dinner, guests enjoyed a three-tiered, chevron-patterned square cake adorned with flowers. This beautiful city wedding was surely a night to remember.

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Photography: Ben Elsass Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Clement’s Church | Reception Venue: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Event Planner: LK Events, LLC | Dress Designer: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Makeup: Sonia Roselli Weddings | Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew | Flowers: Stems | Catering: Limelight Catering | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Invitations: Spilled Ink Press | DJ: Toast & Jam, Inc | Videography: XO Pictures | Photobooth: ShutterBooth Photobooth | Transportation: The Trolley Car & Bus Company | Hairstylist: Salon Soca

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