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Real Honeymoon: Catherine and Joey

Posted by Jeffra on May 25, 2015

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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…”

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Photo: Kendra Elise Photography

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {May 20, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 20, 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:

20 Things That Keep A Bride Awake At Night – Stop losing Zzz’s stressing (and sweating) over the small stuff.

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Photo: Kristen Joy Photography

12 Quotes That Are Perfect For You And Your Bridesmaids – Number four, eight, 10, and 12 are our favorites!

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7 Reasons Why You Should Get Married In Your Hometown – There is no better picture-perfect place than your parent’s backyard.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

10 Bright and Bold Wedding Details We Love – Looking for creative ways to add color to your decor?

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Photos courtesy of (from left to right): Shelly Sarver Designs and Sarah Park Events

8 Ways To Relax The Week Before Your Wedding–  Take a step back from the to-do list before becoming a last-minute bridezilla.

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Photo: Jennifer Van Elk Photography

Real Weddings From This Week {May 15, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 15, 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:

Panoramic California Point 16 Wedding – Ashley and Chris were married at Point 16 in Big Sur, Calif. on September 12. This venue is not complete without the panoramic views of the Pacific!

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Photo: Andy Rodriguez Photography

Seattle Skyline Ballroom Wedding – Ursula and Chris were married in a ceremony at St. James Cathedral followed by a reception at Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Wash. on November 22. The newlyweds’ best advice? “I wish I had accepted family and friends’ help much sooner,” she said. “Plus, working together on projects gave us all an extra sense of accomplishment when the big day finally arrived.”

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Photo: JaneG. Photography

Coastal Maryland Beach Club Wedding – Kelly and Tyson were married at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Md. on May 31. The couple opted for coastal theme accented with a teal and fuchsia hues.

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Photos (from left to right): Susie & Becky 

Adorable Alabama Garden Wedding – Megan and Taylor were married at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Ala. on September 13. Guests were encouraged to write down their favorite appetizer, entree, side, or dessert on a recipe card. Of course, next to the KitchenAid mixer.

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Photo: j.woodbery photography

Relaxed Rooftop Canary Hotel Wedding – Mollie and Shawn were married in a ceremony at Santa Barbara Courthouse followed by a reception at Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif. on March 16. Fun fact: Transportation to and from was on a trolley!

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Photo: Whitney Turner Photography 

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {May 13, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 13, 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:

25 Wedding Day Cards To Give Your Fiance – The best gift on the morning-of? A handwritten love letter to your soon-to-be wife or husband. Find out what our favorites are all under $10!

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

15 Flattering Bridal Hair and Neckline Combinations – Knock your bridal hair and neckline combination out of the ballroom (no pun intended) with these perfect pairings.

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Photos (from left to right): Kate Osborne Photography and Natalie Franke Photography

Do NOT Say These Things To A Bride On Her Wedding Day – Steer clear from these specific conversations ASAP!

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Photo: Nick In The Wall Photography

How To Deal With Parents That Can’t Say No (Or Yes!)Your parents were the ones that loved you first, even before your fiancé(e). Learn how to deal with their “yes” and “no” responses to your urge to splurge.

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

21 Ways To Make Your Wedding Day Sparkle – From Badgley Mischka bridesmaid dresses to a sweetheart table complete with a settee, get inspired by all things glitter and glam.

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

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