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Real Weddings From This Week {May 29, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 29, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Arizona El Chorro Lodge Wedding – Rachel and Adam were married at El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley, Ariz. on March 29. Guests were escorted to their seats via heart-shaped chalkboards, wrapped with lavender for a soothing scent.


Photo: EME Photography 

Exquisite New Jersey Estate Wedding – Amanda and Pasquale were married at Ashford Estate in Allentown, N.J. on April 26. The focal point was the fireplace mantle decorated with mirrors!


Photo: John Arcara Photography

Multicultural Missouri Loft Wedding – Jessica and Sayeed were married at The Bauer in Kansas City, Mo. on June 15. Bridesmaids wore bright and bold dresses with pashmina shawls paired with bouquets of pincushion proteas, carnations, craspedia, and olive branches. Notice the henna tattoos on their hands to pay homage to Indian traditions.


Photo: M&E Photo Studio

Sparkly Santa Margarita Ranch Wedding – Denise and Jason were married at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, Calif. on April 19. The sweetheart table was decorated with sequin linens and plaques that said, “I do,” “Me too,” and “Me three.”


Photo: Jaime & Chase Photography

Legare Waring Historic Home Wedding – Kelly and Chris were married at Legare Waring House in Charleston, S.C. on October 12. “I could see the excitement in her smile and eyes, realizing all the planning and waiting was finally over,” he said. “It was a very intimate moment sharing our first kiss and hug as newlyweds.”


Photo: Priscilla Thomas Photography

Real Honeymoon: Kirsten and Kyle

Posted by Jeffra on May 27, 2015




“Kyle and I chose to go to the Amalfi Coast, as it incorporated everything we wanted in a honeymoon: breathtaking scenery, a mix of sun and adventure, great wine and most importantly amazing food! We love to travel and really wanted to go someone we’ve never been before. The Amalfi Coast fit the bill perfectly!”






“We split our time on the Amalfi Coast between Positano and the Island of Capri. Both locations were absolutely beautiful but also very different. Our hotel in Positano, Le Sirenuse, had one of the best views from our balcony I’ve ever seen and the hotel itself was simply stunning.”




“The food in Italy is unlike anything else. Coming from an Italian family, I grew up with classic Italian dishes, but nothing beats the fresh mediterranean flavors and local seafood off the Amalfi Coast.”




“Kyle and I love to explore, so we definitely kept busy on our honeymoon from a tour of Pompeii to Limoncello tastings. Hands-down our favorite adventure was the private Gozzo boat we chartered for the day around the Island of Capri. We got relax, swim in the crystal blue waters, check out the famous Blue Grotto and just soak in the day.”






Advice for Newlyweds Planning Their Honeymoon:
“Although I love to plan trips, we decided to get help from a local Italian agency specializing in customized trips to Italy. Not only did they take care of all our transportation and arrangements, but because they were based in Italy they knew exactly how to make our honeymoon idyllic. It was the best decision we ever made, because we truly got to relax and didn’t have to worry about a thing.”


Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {May 27, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 27, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

10 Bridesmaids That Totally Pulled Off Wearing Skirts – Before you bookmark that bridesmaid dress you have been dying to show your besties, think about the hottest summer trend: skirts!

Dawn Alexandra Photography

Photo: Dawn Alexandra Photography 

6 Things Every Best Man MUST Do – The latest and greatest to-do list every best man needs NOW.

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Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography 

Beautiful Candy Buffets – Give your guests something sweet! Provide a dessert display complete with an assortment of candies in various vases and vessels.


Photo: Katelyn James Photography

10 Songs From Real Wedding Videos We’re Obsessing Over – We cannot resist listening to these lovey dovey songs from real wedding videos lately. Be sure to follow WeddingWire on Spotify too!

Video: Cineaverde

5 Ways to Savor Every Moment Of Your Wedding – The big day goes by in the blink of an eye. Check out these five tips and tricks on how to make every moment last longer.


Photo: GB Photographers


Real Honeymoon: Catherine and Joey

Posted by Jeffra on May 25, 2015

“We went to Greece! After touring Athens for a day, we headed to Mykonos. We explored the island (and experienced the notorious wind) for three days before heading to our final destination, Santorini. We stayed in Fira for five days and explored the entire island, from Oia to the light house at the opposite tip.”



“In Athens we stayed at The Athens Gate Hotel for just a night, it has a roof bar that overlooks the Acropolis which was pretty awesome. In Mykonos we stayed at The Deluxe Mykonian Ambassador Hotel which overlooks the water, has a beautiful pool, and was located in the perfect part of the island to see as much as possible and be close to town. In Santorini we rented a private villa at the Celestia Grand Villas which had an amazing view overlooking the caldera.”



“What isn’t to love about tzatziki and feta with every meal? The food everywhere in Greece was incredibly fresh, lots of vegetables and seafood, surprisingly good Italian food like pizza and fresh handmade pasta. Of course the traditional Greek specialities were amazing too – spanakopita and the gyros. Oh the gyros. You can’t go wrong.”


“My favorites adventures in each of the places we visited were:
Athens – Souvlaki Alley. Its kind of the dueling cheesesteak restaurants in Philly, but with Souvlaki restaurants on a busy street with outdoor seating in the middle of Athens.
Mykonos – Little Venice. It’s perfect for watching the sunset and seeing the famous windmills of the island, has tons of the traditional white buildings and churches with blue roofs and tons of good restaurants.
Santorini – Everything. Hiking up the mountain to see the ruins of Ancient Thira, wine flights at Santo Wines overlooking the caldera, laying on the black sand of Kamari Beach, Lucky’s Souvlakis in the heart of town…”


Advice for future newlyweds planning their honeymoon:
“Stay as long as possible. Beware if you are prone to get seasick on the ferry between islands… If you are going to Santorini, hike along the coast from Fira to Oia – it’s breathtaking. And definitely get an ATV to get around and explore during the day! Some of the most fun we had was getting lost on the ATV and enjoying whatever beach or town where we ended up.”


Real Weddings From This Week {May 22, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 22, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

New York Farm-T0-Table Wedding – Shannon and Przemek were married at Blooming Hill Farm in Blooming Grove, N.Y. on June 21. “We wrote our own vows, I sang to him while my best friend played guitar, we did a traditional Polish blessing, and we had a live jazz band greeting us out of the ceremony too,” she said.


Photos (from left to right): Photo by Basia 

Rainy Day Colorado Ranch Wedding – Rosie and John were married at Lyons Farmette in Lyons, Colo. on August 15. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make a list of EVERYONE you want photos with” she said. Fun fact: Her wedding cakes were homemade — all five of them!


Photos (from left to right): Angie Wilson Photography

Quaint Kansas City Church Wedding –  Amanda and Marshall were married in a ceremony at Jacob’s Wells Church followed by a reception at Alexander Majors Barn in Kansas City, Mo. on November 1. The bride’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue were created from family heirlooms.


Photo: Jana Marie Photography 

Arizona Shenandoah Mill Wedding – Erin and Tim were married at Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, Ariz. on October 24. The couple opted for a fall color scheme of red, orange, and yellow. Notice the plethora of pumpkins?


Photo: Andrew + Jade {Photography} 

Urban Georgia Loft Wedding – Linda and Abel were married at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta, Ga. on October 27. Custom-made wedding gown, check. Custom-made moss backdrop, double-check. Custom-made “selfie” photo booth, triple-check.


Photo: Kendra Elise Photography

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