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Cindy and Ian were married at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on March 10. The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with pearl earrings, necklace, and bracelet, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a white tie and black Converse tennis shoes. The bouquet and boutonniere were handmade fabric flowers shaped ranunculuses and dahlias. As the sun set, the ceremony took place overlooking an immaculate water fountain, but following, the reception took place inside the courtyard decorated with gray table linens, tall centerpieces with mini chalkboard table numbers, and votive candles. How cool is their ombre cake? Guests enjoyed drinking and dancing underneath the cafe lights and sent the newlyweds off with bubbles as the night came to an end!

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Photography: Lotus Eyes Photography | Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club | Event Coordinator: Katie Jimenez | Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry & Hair Design | DJ/Lighting: Thompson Entertainment, LLC | Cake: Anna’s Cakes | Officiant: David Ruiz 

Who Pays For What In A Wedding?

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 07, 2014

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Photo: Clane Gessel Photography

Who pays for what in a wedding? There’s no rhyme or reason to it because nowadays, there are lots of ways to divvy up the budget. Some scenarios: the couple pays for everything, the families spit everything equally, or perhaps, one family pays and the other does not. As a starting point, our Advice Editor has made a traditional breakdown, but keep in mind that this is not the final word on the matter, simply suggestions.

Once you’ve determined a set amount, be sure to visit WeddingWire’s Budget Tool to help track your spending, set up payment schedules, and redistribute funds!

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Natalie and Douglas were married at Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, N.Y. on September 1. “Holimont is a private ski resort, near the area we got engaged,” Natalie said. “From having the entire space to getting married at the top of the mountain (ferrying guests to the ceremony via chairlifts) to the gorgeous woodwork and floor to ceiling windows inside, we absolutely adored the overall flow.” The bride wore a sweetheart beaded bodice wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a feather hair pin in her updo and a birdcage veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with an argyle tie. Bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids wore gray chiffon and cream lace dresses and carried dried flower arrangements. The vows took place in a traditional handfasting unity, but the processional and recessional music choices were super fun,  including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The newlyweds’ favorite part of the reception? “The menu — British/American fusion — passed canapes, Pimm’s cocktail toast, five-course tasting, mini cupcakes in a variety of flavors, and s’mores bar,” she said. “Our favors were custom koozies, and a caricature artist too!”

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Photography: Becca Sutherland Photography | Videography: Jessi Kennis | Venue: Holimont Ski Resort | Dress Designer: Martina Liana | Shoes: Nina | Hair Stylist: Chelsea Meister Treichler of Bliss Salon and Day Spa and Kim Szabad | Groom and Groosmen Attire: Express and Calvin Klein | Bridesmaid Dresses: Impression Bridal | Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Officiant: Rev. Sue Olson Greater Buffalo Weddings | Ceremony Music/DJ: Justin Carere of Saxman Slim | Rentals: The Arrangement Company | Cupcakes: Babycakes Cupcakery | Invitations: Michelle Godfrey | Caterer: Dina’s | Favors: Goofy Faces

40 of Our Favorite Wedding Recessionals — Ever!

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 04, 2014

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Photo: Lauren Carroll Photography

It’s the moment after you’ve officially been announced husband and wife! Imagine walking hand-in-hand down the aisle as guests throw rice, confetti, or petals, blow bubbles, and wave ribbon wands or flags to enter you into the next chapter of your lives together. The facial expressions are priceless during the recessionals. Don’t believe us? Check out 40 of our favorites here.

Casual Chic Outdoor Summer Farm Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 03, 2014

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Alexandria and Travis were married at Old Hill Farms in Rock, Ga. on September 14. “It was just breath-taking,” Alexandria said. “We loved how peaceful and quiet it was.” The bride wore a taffeta ball gown with a pick up skirt, accessorized with an ivory sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, gray vest, and brown suit pants, accessorized with a patterned tie. “My wedding day was more than I had ever dreamed of it being, so I always reflect back,” she said. “My favorite moment of the day was my soon-to-be husband’s reaction the first time he saw me in my wedding dress.” During the ceremony with 100 of their closest family and friends, the flower girls in tutus and floral headbands carried a “here comes the bride” sign down the aisle. The reception’s decorations were all handmade! From the burlap table runners, silverware holders, and yes, even the centerpieces.  The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make the day as special as you are as a couple,” Alexandria said.

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Photography: Jacquie Rives Photography | Venue: Oak Hill Farms | Event Planner: Jodie Marchman Weddings | Dress Designer: David’s Bridal | Cake: Cake Box 

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